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hall talk “BYOB — bring your own babies!” — Sophomore “Don’t Drake and drive.” — Junior “I’m too cute to work in fast food.” — Freshman “The fox doesn’t even really have a sound now does it?” — Senior “Why is your antenna so big?” — Junior “I want to be 5 again. I miss not getting in trouble.” — Freshman

weird facts • Babe Ruth kept a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep cool. • On a clear night, the human eye can see between 2,000 and 3,000 stars in the sky. • Australia is the only continent on earth without an active volcano.


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patsy cline goes to scotland | Directing the play “Always...Patsy Cline,” Wayne Canady, head of the drama department, works with seniors Jennifer Bettke and Paisley Ellis. Canady won the American High School Theatre Festival Director’s Award which gives him and his students the opprotunity to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in July. “I’ve always been with him directing so I’m used to him and how he directs,” Ellis said. “I know he will be great.” Bettke added he certainly deserves the award. “I love Canady,” she said. “He’s wonderful; he works with each student individually and helps them move forward.” [Photo by Kristin Fisher]

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an award for a panther| Immediately after the award presentations at the national FBLA competition in Anaheim, Calif. FBLA advisor Jennifer Jones and senior Jonathan Burlinson take advantage of a photo op to show off Burlinson's fourth place win. Burlinson is the only Horry County student to rank nationally and one of only six in the state to do so. "The national competition has been my biggest accomplishment in FBLA," Burlinson said. [Photo courtesy of Jennifer Jones]

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espite scoring an 82 at the district competition, not studying as much as he wanted to, pitted against 80 others from all over the country and his nerves extremely on edge, senior Jonathan Burlinson came out on top at the Future Business Leaders of America’s national competition and walked away with fourth place in the nation. “I expected to have a good time and meet new people and all of that happened,” Burlinson said. The convention was four days long and took place at the end of June. Burlinson traveled to California, his first trip there, with junior Daniel Rollins; Tyler Vealey, class of 2013, and FBLA advisor Jennifer Jones. “When Jonathan won, I was ecstatic, off the wall excited, speechless and felt like a proud mommy,” Jones said. Approximately 9,000 attended the convention. His particular competition, business math, was in a test format. Burlinson answered about 100 questions on his personal laptop and scored an 87. “Most of the test was questions about basic business procedures which were very comfortable for me but specific questions, such as the color of a title of a file once it’s been deleted, provided a challenge,” Burlinson said. By the way, the color of a title of a file once it’s been deleted is red. Going into the competition, Burlinson and Jones didn’t expect a very high ranking. They were just happy to make it Cali-

fornia, they said. “I thought Jonathan’s odds were good, but there was very tough competition and never in my wildest dreams would I think he’d rank that high,” Jones said. Burlinson agreed. “I didn’t study as much as I wanted to and there were 80 in my category,” Burlinson said. “Winning was really exciting and being the first to rank nationally in Horry County and one of six in the state is amazing.” Unlike Jones and Burlinson, Rollins was more confident. “Jonathan worked very hard and he really knew the topic,” Rollins said. “It was no surprise that Jonathan won.” Burlinson plans to attend USC and major in business management and later work for a corporation that deals with electronics and technology. “FBLA has shown I have potential for business in college,” Burlinson said. Outside of studying and competing, the group attended workshops, team building activities and even fit in some time at a go-cart race track. However, the go-cart experience ended with a trip to the ER until 3 a.m. and a scar on Jones’s thigh from a collision. There were 10 people on the track and all of them except for Jones and the boys were professionals and going three times faster. A cart behind Jones hit her from behind and rode up on top of her. “Besides the go-cart accident and not getting to shop, California was great,” Jones said. “I mean, it’s California. The weather and mountains were beautiful and we had a lot of laughs and fun.” Rollins agreed. “California was great,” Rollins said. “The weather and scenery were fantastic.”


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Parents now have option to monitor child’s Internet use by

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he way parents monitor their children could potentially change thanks to Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson. At a press conference Oct. 9 at the Carolina Forest public library, Richardson explained how parents can obtain a free copy of Computer COP, a software program that completes a forensic audit on the computer it is installed on, allowing parents to monitor how their children use the Internet thus keeping them safe from predators and cyberbullying. Richardson also said he noticed an increase in drug involvement in adolescents and thinks this software will aid parents in helping to prevent this as well. “Kids are more interested in designer drugs such as molly, synthetic marijuana and bath salts. This program will allow parents to enter keywords such as these to find out if their children are involved in these drugs,” Richardson said. The software comes with 5,000 preregistered words such as “joint, kill, pot, hurt, harm.” Parents also have the option to enter other keywords that are not included. The software will monitor word documents, images, videos, search engine use and social media sites such as Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and more looking for potentially inappropriate words or phrases. This software normally costs $40, but it is free to the public. “If parents are interested, they can stop by a public library and pick up a copy. We ask that they only pick up one, but if you decide you don’t want it, you can bring it back or give it away,” Richardson said. Richardson expects to receive positive feedback from the public. “Although I feel like there would be a

small amount of misuse, for the majority I imagine the public will be very positive about it,” Richardson said. “I suggest that parents have a frank and open discussion with their children explaining that what they do on the computer will be monitored.” Richardson has seen heartbreaking situations during his career. “Once someone is victimized, it’s too late. press time | During a press conference at the Carolina Forest public library Oct. 9, Fifteenth We’ve never been able to Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson speaks about Computer COP, which will allow parents to monitor their child’s Internet use. North Myrtle Beach Director of Public Safety Jay Fernandez change what’s happened,” and Paul Gardner, Chief of Police for Georgetown Police Department, join him during the press Richardson said. “I hope conference. Computer COP will be available free of charge to parents in Horry and Georgetown that this will help parents counties. “This program will hopefully give us the chance to stop cybercrimes before they hapto never have to go through pen,” Richardson said. [Photo by Jessica Willis] that pain, and if parents • Only 1 in 10 victims will know that their child is involved in drugs earlier, they might be able inform a parent or trusted to prevent it from going further. adult of their abuse. “I believe that if this program suc• 58% of young people admit • If you or someone you know ceeds, cyberbullying will be extinct. It someone has said mean or has been bullied, call the will also cause predators and drug dealers hurtful things to them online. School Crime Tip Line at to come up with a different route to get to children, therefore making it harder and 843-915-7767 or tell a teacher • 4 out of 10 say it’s happened less convenient.” more than once. or administrator. The program also has links to the sex • Bullying victims are 2 to 9 • Join the Stand Up Against offender registry, the solicitor’s office and times more likely to consider Bullying club in Victoria tips to help parents look for signs of cycommitting suicide. Carey’s room in A106. Meetber bullying, predators and/or drug influences. It can also be installed on phones, ings are held ever Friday from • 70% of students report seeing tablets and iPads. frequent bullying online. 11:30 to 11:50. Parents also have the option of install• Only 68% of teens agree • 43% of children have been ing an invisible keystroke-monitoring that cyberbullying is a bullied online. tool which can catch objectionable words serious crime. • 1 in 4 have been bullied more typed on the computer. They can also receive copies of their child’s email and • 90% of teens who have seen than once. chat conversations. social-media bullying say • 81% of young people think “This is a chance for law enforcement they have ignored it. bullying online is easier to to take a proactive approach and partner get away with than bullying with parents to hopefully make this a safer Source: in person. place for our children,” Richardson said.

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Q&A corner If you could have any animal feature, which would you choose? “Owl eyes.” – Kaliyah Harris, senior

“It would be awesome to have a tail.” – Mikayla Garcia, freshman

“Elephant ears.” – Curtiss Pellegrino, sophomore

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Being the preacher’s kid isn’t as bad as you’d think


eing a preacher’s son isn’t as bad as everyone thinks it is. Some may think you have to live the perfect life, like never lie and never get into trouble. Well, if that’s the case, then I’ve crossed the line a while ago. Needless to say I get into trouble every once in a while but it’s for the simplest things, like staying out too late or back talking or not doing what I’m told. I get to go to church with my family every Sunday. I get to listen to my dad preach on the subject God has put on his heart to speak. My dad, my brothers and I have started a quartet, singing gospel songs at our church. Reading the bible and going to church is a great way to grow closer to God, and going to church isn’t as bad as some people say it is either. The only bad thing about going to church on Sunday mornings has to be getting up early, but that isn’t an excuse not to go. I go to church every Sunday, Wednesday and sometimes on Saturdays. Another great way to grow closer to God is youth group. We have youth group after church every Sunday, which makes it more fun because we play football and have a group dinner together. Growing closer to God, and having a good relationship with him has made me the person I am today, which I believe is a good person. Being a preacher’s son, and being myself, has been a long journey so far, and I hope for the best! I am a preacher’s son.


Clubs in the forest now become available to all staff editorial We’re lucky. And having only one lunch makes us even luckier. That’s because no one has an excuse for not participating in one or more of the more than 20 clubs and organizations available here. Before the one lunch period was instituted, some had a legitimate reason for not being able to participate in the various clubs whether it be jobs, sports, transportation or other commitments. However, with the majority of clubs meeting during lunch, that is no longer a problem. Want to be involved in something a little different? Fishing? Check. Chess? Check. Robotics? Check. Sign language? Got you covered. These are just a few of the organizations available. Library Media Club members promote reading and participate each year in an original mystery dinner written by Eng-

lish teacher Patrick Rabon. This club is the spring there is a competition team that open to anyone with a passion for reading travels and plays other schools. and currently has 19 members. They meet “I like seeing kids enjoy the game and in the media center at lunch every second learning how to play as a team,” Ultimate Tuesday. Frisbee advisor Greg Williams said. “I sponsor this club to see what high Spanish Club makes piñatas, celeschool students like to read so I can buy brates Cinco de Mayo and other cultural and promote popuevents in the Spanish lar young adult speaking culture. To It’s nice to see books,” library mejoin you need to be students interested dia specialist Wenin or have completed dy Calcutt said. any high school Spanin learning more and Calcutt also ish course and have a speaking the laguage passing grade. They promotes reading around campus. outside the clasroom. meet once a month in “I want to help the foreign language I like seeing their enteens realize that department. thusiasm.” there are books out “It’s nice to see there that they will students interested tracy stroud find interesting. If in learning more and spanish teacher they don’t like to speaking the language read, then it’s proboutside the classroom. ably just because they have yet to find the I like seeing their enthusiasm,” Spanish right book,” she said. teacher Tracy Stroud said. For those who have free Wednesday We have plenty of opportunities to get afternoons, there’s Ultimate Frisbee. involved. Check all of them out online at A physical is not required to join, just a waiver. The club starts in F112 and Carolina_Forest_High_School/Clubs. moves to an available field afterwards. In Why not try something new?


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Although in public school her time was more limited, she continued to pursue her career in singing and acting. ”My agent is tough,” Rachel Shoemaker said. “She Junior Rachel Shoemaker was only a year old when doesn’t mess around at all. She wants people that are seshe auditioned for Nationwide Insurance, her first com- rious. mercial, and landed it. “And that’s a good thing because she weeds out the Since then she has had an agent representing her, but ones who aren’t so serious, and she makes you work for about three years ago she decided she wanted something what you get.” more career-wise. An agent is someone who represents you, markets That is when she signed with East Coast Talent Agen- you and negotiates contracts for you. The Shoemakers cy out of Atlanta. They have submitted her for at least 50 found Rachel’s agent through word of mouth in the actauditions so far ranging from “The Voice” to “America’s ing community. Experience was something this agent reGot Talent.” quired, so it took Shoemaker two tries to get in. In addition to East Coast Agency, Shoemaker has an“I’m definitely happy with this agent,” Heather Shoeother expert in her corner. It’s her mom, Heather Shoe- maker said. “She doesn’t play around. She doesn’t accept maker, who coaches film acting and has actually been an just anyone. agent herself. “She does this as a business, and you play by her rules, “Auditions are hit or miss,” Heather Shoemaker said. but the end result is more exposure to projects than you “You have times when they are calling for all teenagers, know what to do with.” and then there are times that they are calling for everyone Rachel Shoemaker has traveled to Atlanta, Wilming18 and up. ton, Charleston, Charlotte and Greens“She is 16 now. So, legally she can boro to audition. Even so, she still had I’m definitely work longer. But it’s still not the same to tape many of her auditions because as being 18 (legal adult) and playing of them being so far away. happy with this agent. a younger part. “I get nervous taping auditions,” She doesn’t play around. “She has had a lot of auditions Rachel Shoemaker said. “You never She doesn’t just accept come up in the last two months. She know what they are looking for. It’s all anyone. She does this has had producers from Disney castin how you perceive the character.” as a business, and you ing call telling her they liked her style Last summer Shoemaker attended and the way she portrayed the chara workshop hosted by the casting diplay by her rules.” acter on the script. She has had the of “The Hunger Games.” The heather shoemaker rector judges at the ‘American Idol Experidirector corrected everyone and told mother of rachel ence’ tell her that she is unbelievably them what they were doing wrong and shoemaker talented and that they could see her as whether they would get a call back or a new character on ‘Glee’ and getting not. on ‘American Idol’ some day. “She was very honest about my headshots, which she “Those compliments mean more, because these peo- said I looked too old,” Rachel Shoemaker said. ple don’t know her from Adam. So, that’s been very enIn addition to auditions, Shoemaker spends hours at couraging.” Carolina Forest Performing Arts Academy. She has taken Rachel Shoemaker agreed. dance for 13 years, voice lessons for five and acting les“Probably my biggest accomplishment has been au- sons since she could talk. All of these are conveniently ditioning for the ‘American Idol Experience’ in Disney offered at CFPAA. and getting runner up twice,” she said. “It was encourWith all of this experience, Shoemaker has big plans aging because the judges all told me that I was going to for her future. do something big with my career, that when I become “I am definitely going to make a career out of this,” famous, they can say that they remembered me perform- she said. “When I graduate, I’m moving to New York to ing on this stage. That was cool.” pursue Broadway and film. Performing is the only thing Rachel Shoemaker was home schooled, which made I’ve ever wanted to do.” it easier to either practice or go to as many auditions as Her mom fully supports her. she wanted to throughout the day. However, she wanted “I feel that Rachel’s career is going to take off exto enroll in Carolina Forest and become part of the show actly when it’s supposed to,” Heather Shoemaker said. choir. Her mom said that show choir has been beneficial “It might be tomorrow, it might be years from now. But for her. she knows what she wants to do and won’t stop until she “She has had an amazing experience at Carolina For- achieves that. est with the show choir the past two years and met some “Her voice teacher’s motto is ‘luck is where preparaamazing talented people,” Heather Shoemaker said. tion meets opportunity.’ And I couldn’t agree more.”

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lights, camera, action!| At the “American Idol Experience” sophomore Rachel Shoemaker waits in line to perform. While at Disney she performed in front of a live audience of Disney vacationers and finished as runner-up twice. “It was encouraging because the judges all told me that I was going to do something big with my career. That was cool,” Shoemaker said. [Photo courtesy of Heather Shoemaker].

her resume • “The American Idol Experience” in Disney, runnerup twice • Filmed a commercial for Myrtle Waves • Filmed a commercial for Nascar • On two billboards for NASCAR in the Myrtle Beach area

• Her dance video was aired on Disney Channel for a dance contest • Has been on “East Down and Bound” twice • Had private auditions for “The Voice” and “America’s Got Talent” • Seen as an extra in the movie “Radio” • Filmed a commercial for Myrtle Beach Chevrolet


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ometimes going with your gut feeling isn’t always the best choice. “They are not going to pick me. I never win anything,” head of the Drama Department Wayne Canady said about applying for the Director’s Award from the American High School Theatre Festival contest for which he was nominated. However, with all the encouragement and support of colleagues, Canady completed the application. “It was a grueling process,” Canady said. “I almost didn’t do it.” The completed application consisted of six copies of a DVD containing clips from previous shows, along with six copies of the finished application. Because of complications in formatting the DVD, all of Canady’s hard work was almost for nothing. “See, this is just not meant to be,” Canady told former assistant principal John Washburn. “Mr. Washburn said, ‘We’ll get it to work. I promise you we’ll get it to work,’” Canady said. And they did, but they couldn’t get it to the post office by the deadline. That’s when Becky Bannon suggested FedEx. Canady was ready to give up, but Bannon told him “You have to do this! You have to finish this.” She actually stood outside the school until just before 6 p.m. waiting for the FedEx truck to pick up the box containing the application. “It was a very humbling experience,” Canady said. “When I got the call, they said, ‘You have been selected,’ and they were in awe of all the things we have done, work that the students do and all of the people that come in from our community.” Being selected meant Canady and students would perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland for three


weeks next summer. Canady was actually required to attend the festival this past August in order to understand what would be required of his students. “It’s very surreal,” Canady said. “It is very hard to believe that you are asked to perform in a venue opportunity with New York performers and people that do this all the time from New York and all over the world.” If the application process wasn’t daunting enough, an even bigger challenge came next in in the lime light | Rehearsing a scene from “Always...Patsy Cline,” senior Paisley Ellis sings as Wayne selecting a show to per- Canady, head of the drama department, directs senior Jennifer Bettke. This play is different than other form, casting it, getting the shows because it’s a cast of only two characters and a band of seven. “I love the play,” Bettke said. “It’s difsets and actors prepared ferent than what we normally do; it’s a big country show.” The play will also be performed here Nov. 22,23 and raising approximately and March 26-30. Ellis said she is excited and honored to perform in Scotland. “In Scotland we will perform for the Fringe Festival and lots of other people,” Ellis said. “I know it will be crazy and hetic.” [Photo by Kristin $120,000 to cover expensFisher] es. That was one reason Canady chose friend. As far as casting, Bettke and El- way, the audience will be able to see them “Always…Patsy Cline” as it only has lis’s friendship had nothing to do with it. which will have the effect of the audience two characters. To get the show ready, it “I think I was chosen because I’m ded- being there during her performance. will be performed here Nov. 22, 23 and icated and hard working, and also a per“It’s extremely exciting,” Canady said. March 26-30 with proceeds going to trav- fectionist,” Bettke said. “Canady knew I “You get very nervous at times; sometimes el costs. you get very anxious, but I’m very excited would do my best,” “Always…Patsy Cline” is the story of Tech students, a renowned piano player for the challenge. I love a new challenge. I a friendship Cline established three years with Broadway experience, faculty mem- love new opportunities.” before she died. Cline’s best friend Louise bers and parents will make up the group The festival itself is three weeks long. was a great fan just from listening to the of 19 who will go to Scotland. The group will leave July 26 and return radio and when she met Cline in a ball“The biggest things are props and Aug. 11. room in her town, she invited her to have figuring out what props we take with us While in Scotland they will stay on the a place to stay. and what props we get when we arrive Edinburgh University campus. They will From that a series of letters began or what things we need to send ahead of have one day of rehearsal, and they will along with their friendship. Cline always time,” Canady said. “Some of the musical perform four different days. signed her letters “Always…Patsy Cline” instruments we will actually rent when we Not only will they perform, they will and that is how the show was named. also have time to see other performancget there.” Senior Paisley Ellis will play Patsy As for the set, it will be simple with es. Students from more than 60 different Cline. three basic acting areas. On stage right countries will also perform there. Since “It’s very fun and I love it,” Ellis said. will be a kitchen table, and on stage left there are more than 1,500 shows going on “I get to work with Jenny because she is will be the ballroom with a few two-top during the festival, performers also have my best friend, and I get to have more tables where Patsy will perform. to market and attract audiences to their one-on-one time with the director, Mr. Center stage will have a backdrop that shows. Canady.” “I think again that once they get there says “Always…Patsy Cline.” The orchesSenior Jennifer Bettke, Ellis’s best tra will be seated behind it, and if a light and they have this experience, their lives friend, will play Louise, Cline’s best is shown on the back drop in the right will be forever changed,” Canady said.



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Some fear bugs and refuse to go near them, while others have phobias of insects that prevent them from even going outside. For junior Kersey Hanna, it’s a fear of birds – stuffed ones – that make her tremble. “My biggest phobia is looking at taxidermy animals,” Hanna said. “The way they stare at you and their teeth just freak me out.” Hanna has had this phobia since she was 4 years old and said that she has not been able to get over it. “On my 12th birthday my parents were taking me to a seafood restaurant, and they told me nothing would be hanging on the wall, but they lied and I cried and fell to a fetal position,” she said. Hanna’s parents have tried to help her get over her phobia. “I’ve walked into a couple of places when my mom forced us to go in,” she said. “My dad also took me to a taxidermist and showed me how he makes them.” For English teacher Patrick Rabon it’s open doors that terrified him. “When I was in pre-kindergarten, I’d have really bad night terrors of open doors,” he said. Night terrors are uncontrollable nightmares where

your body suddenly becomes paralyzed. “The night terrors got so bad that my mom would find me in the middle of the living room sleeping with my eyes open because I didn’t want to sleep in my room,” he said. Rabon has taken numerous steps in order to get over his phobia by purposely leaving the doors open in his house. If you or someone you know has a phobia, there are steps you can take to overcome it. Gradually and repeatedly putting yourself in a situation with your phobia can help your anxiety and fear become less apparent in your life, experts say. For example, for those with a fear of dogs, there are steps they can take to get over their fear. First, they should look at pictures of dogs and then watch a video with dogs in it and next look at a dog through a window. Then they should stand across the street from a dog, then stand 10 feet away and finally, gradually get closer to it as they become more comfortable. The last steps involve petting a small dog that someone is holding, then petting a larger dog on a leash and finally a larger dog off a leash. After Stephen King’s novel “It” came out, the fear of clowns increased. Junior Zach Hilts has never read the novel, but shares his fear of clowns with some who have. His fear came one day from an unenjoyable experi-

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ence at the mall about eight years ago when a clown got way too close for comfort for him. Hilts’s cousin has used his fear against him several times. “My cousin came to me dressed up like the Joker and was silent like clowns, and it scared me a lot,” Hilts said. Actually, Hilts shares his fear with about 40 percent of Americans including many well known celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Daniel Radcliffe and Sean “Diddy” Combs. Other celebrities such as Jennifer Anniston, Cher, Aretha Franklin, Whoopi Goldberg and many others, all have a fear of flying. Even though she staked vampires for seven seasons in the popular TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Sarah Michelle Gellar was never able to get over her fear of cemeteries and refused to film any episodes in real ones. Even Hollywood’s hottest heartthrobs have fears that some may not call normal. Orlando Bloom is scared of pigs and Matthew McConaughey has fears of tunnels and revolving doors. Phobias are a universal similarity. Whether you’re a celebrity or just an everyday person, you may have one. The phobia you have may not be the same as your peers or your favorite celebrity, but it’s something you live with unless you decide to take the initiative to overcome it.

phobia final 1. Acrophobia is the fear of: a. people b. work c. heights d. spiders 2. Cynophobia is the fear of: a. dogs b. bugs c. darkness d. loud noises 3. Ophidiophobia is the fear of: a. snakes b. germs c. aliens d. injections 4. Pteromerhanophobia is the fear of: a. clowns b. flying c. roaches d. night 5. Arachnophobia is the fear of: a. cold b. dirt c. spiders d. music 6. Astraphobia is the fear of: a. blood b. thunder and lightning c. clowns d. space 7. Trypanophobia is the fear of: a. heat b. water c. germs d. injections 8. Gynephobia is the fear of: a. birds b. women c. food d. suffocation 9. Coulrophobia is the fear of: a. mice b. clowns c. blood d. haunted houses 10. Agyrophobia is the fear of: a. crossing the street b. marriage c. doctors d. insanity Answers: 1. c 2. a 3. a 4. b 5. c 6. b 7. d 8. b 9. b 10. a

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away when something starts to malfunction, you just repair or upgrade that blok. Also, if you want your phone to have a Dutch smartphone designer Dave Hak- bigger battery, more storage or a bigger kens has a new idea that could possibly camera, all you do is buy a bigger blok change phones and how they’re used to- and attach it to the base. day. The primary goal of Phonebloks is to In fact, Phoneblok, Hakkens’s idea, reduce global electronic waste (e-waste). could become the phone of the future. “I don’t like the direction electronics Hakkens published a Youtube video are heading.” Hakkens said in a CNN Sept. 12 that has reinterview Sept.19. ceived more than 16 “They get more dismillion views. The I think it could take posable and get a information has also over everything out there, shorter life with every been shared on social model. This gives a lot if it’s done right.” networking sites like of e-waste,” Facebook more than However, the inmichael curry 650,000 times. ventor of cell phones, junior Hakkens sent out a Martin Cooper, is one Thunderclap blast Oct. of many who thinks 29 letting everyone Phonebloks won’t beknow about Phoneblok through Twitter, come a reality. Facebook and Tumblr. A Thunderclap is “The main reason that the Phoneblok a crowd-speaking platform where people will not hit the market is it will cost more, can join together to get their opinions be bigger and heavier and be less reliable voiced. Thunderclaps are used by orga- ... By the time it could be brought to marnizations such as the White House, Levis ket, the problem that engendered it will be and the United Nations. gone,” Cooper said in a CNN interview Phoneblok’s basic premise is based on Sept. 19. the fact that most phones only last a couJunior Michael Curry disagrees. ple years. Although it’s only one part of “I first heard about this on Facebook a the phone that stops working, consumers few weeks ago,” Curry said. “It popped end up throwing the whole phone away up as a random ad.” because it’s usually unable to be fixed. He thinks a “lego phone” idea is “cool,” With Phonebloks, everything is different and Curry is one of many who would end and it’s built to last. up using this phone. Phonebloks are made out of detach“What’s the point of having bad quality able “bloks.” You connect these bloks to phones when you can just simply upgrade the base of the phone and it makes every- when something starts to go wrong?” thing stay in place and look like an actual Curry said. “I think it could take over evphone. Instead of throwing the phone erything out there, if it’s done right.”

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fast ‘bloks’ facts • E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream rising from 3 percent to 5 percent every year.

• Greenpeace Organization estimates Global E-waste is around 20-50 million tons a year. • Phoneblok was not crowdfunded, meaning no supporters put money in. • Phoneblok phones can be

lego phone | Could this be the phone of the future? Designer Dave Hakkens created a smartphone where you swap the parts that are broken instead of throwing away the whole phone. The main idea of swapping out broken phone parts is to reduce the e-waste amount. [Photo courtesy of Phonebloks]

made for specific needs such as solar powered batteries, a sensitive screen for the blind or a lightweight phone, for example. • Phoneblok can be made into other devices like tablets, cameras, etc.

• Keeping your phone means you can keep your accessories. • The blokstore is just like an appstore for new equipment. • Source:



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Fortunately for Ness, there happened to be a talent scout in the crowd. The scout offered Ness the chance to record an EP You may not know senior Hunter Ness (extended play) album in Darius Rucker’s personally, but you’ve probably heard personal studio. He’s going to record his about him handing out free concert tickets original songs “Coffeehouse Girl,” “Not to the House of Blues back in September. Enough Again,” “Oleander Tea” and Yup, that was Ness giving tickets “What Do You Hide So Softly?” away for a concert he Ness has always been was performing Sept. 5 supported by his family, [I] felt sick to at the House of Blues. especially his dad since Ness got the gig through he knows what it is like my stomach knowing his music manager. He to be an aspiring musithat reality’s door was opened up for Sinister cian. His entourage of only seconds away Blind, along with Heart supporters include his from opening.” Shaped Rock and Drivparents, sister, girlfriend en Under. hunter ness and extended family who Ness played 10 songs came from Philadelphia senior for about 45 minutes, to see him perform at the including a cover of NirHouse of Blues. vana’s “Heart Shaped Box.” Freshmen Gia Ness, his sister, was exBut before he went on, he got a case cited when her brother started his band, of jitters. she said. “[I] felt sick to my stomach knowing “It was amazing to see my big brother that reality’s door was only seconds away achieve so much,” Gia Ness said. “I was from opening,” Ness said. excited to go to all of his gigs.” But that didn’t last long. His parents were also excited that Ness “The stage felt like home,” Ness said. was finally pursuing his musical career, he “Every lyric depicted emotion, and every said. Ness also goes to his dad for advice emotion was put in its place.” on his band since his dad is a professional

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Injuries affect Panthers Losing athletes to injuries takes toll on sports teams by

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One wrong movement, one bad hit or one bad kick to the leg can end an athletic career. From concussions, sprained ankles, torn ACLs and meniscus tears, the fall sports programs have been hard hit. During the current football season sophomore Zaki Harris experienced a concussion and was taken to the hospital. “I can’t even describe what it feels like to have a concussion. It really is like an out of body experience,” Harris said. Luckily for Harris, he was able to come back a week later and play without any permanent damage that a concussion can sometimes cause. A concussion is a minor traumatic brain injury that can occur when the head hits an object or a moving object strikes the head. Concussions can affect how the brain works for up to three months. Sometimes concussions can cause long term damage like having a hard time remembering things and not being able to concentrate for long amounts of time. The symptoms of a concussion include not knowing where you are, loss of concussions and loss of sight. “When I went over to talk to him, I knew he had a concussion because his emotions were on high and he didn’t know where he was,” athletic trainer Maggie Anstett said. Senior football and basketball player Ryan Yurachek experienced an injury involving his knee. Yurachek suffered a torn meniscus which is a type of cartilage that exists in the knee joint. The meniscus is made up of cartilage that conforms to the surface of the bone. “A tear in the meniscus is one of the best things to tear in the knee because it heals the fastest out of all other

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ready to tape | Since junior Victoria Miller sprained her ankle during the Sumter game, CCU intern Brandon Wallace tapes it as a precautionary measure. Sprained ankles happen constantly in sports like volleyball. “I have sprained my ankle several times so I get in wrapped daily, and that helps a lot,” Miller said. [Photo by Macey Imming]

knee injuries, but it still blows,” Yurachek said. He will be out for the rest of football season and basketball season as well. Charles Quillen, also a senior football player, suffered a knee injury this year as well. Quillen had a partial tear in his meniscus and will most likely miss the rest of the season. “I just want to be out there playing with my team my last year not on the sidelines,” Quillen said. Junior J.T. Hucks was also sidelined because of an injury. He had to wear a boot for a couple weeks when he broke his foot earlier this year. He recently got his boot taken off and hopes to be back on the field soon. “I just want to be out there playing with my team,” Hucks said. Last year in a region game at Sumter, volleyball player Ellissa Smalls, who was a freshman at the time, went to hit a back two (which is when the middle hitter goes behind the setter to hit the ball) and fell to the ground holding her knee. She sustained a knee injury, but at the time no one knew how serious it was. “I was out for about nine months with a torn ACL,”

Smalls said. “It was the hardest thing for me to go through because I couldn’t play.” An ACL is one of the knee ligaments that joins the upper and lower leg bone. The ACL’s job is holding the knee in place. “Not being able to play with my team while they went on to win region for the fourth year straight was hard because I wanted to be on that court with them so bad,” Smalls said. At this time last year she didn’t even know if she would ever play again so it surprised the returning players when she came back at the beginning of August for tryouts. “It was amazing to come back because they didn’t know if I was going to be able to come back,” Smalls said, “I was scared I might re injure my knee, but now I realize that I can’t be scared. Playing volleyball is worth the risk.” As the athletic trainer Anstett is usually the first to examine an athlete when he or she gets injured. “My advice to injured athletes is to just stay strong and push through it,” Anstett said “Don’t let the fact you got injured get in your head.”

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Since Carolina Forest’s first graduating class in 2000, 108 student athletes have earned athletic scholarships to play at the collegiate level. Luckily for them, numerous teachers and coaches here have also played at that level and have provided them with advice and guidance. One of those is defensive line and strength coach David Schenck who knew from the early age of 7 that he wanted to be a PE teacher. “Coaching football, being a PE teacher and being the weight lifting coach is what I love doing,” he said. “I love it.” Schenck brings a wealth of experience to the job. After playing football in high school, he advanced to the next level playing defensive line at West Virginia Wesleyan. “The speed of players is fast, games are faster and the competition has greater skill,” Schenck said. Head basketball coach Brian Brunson played basketball for Western Carolina University and Winthrop University as a guard and small forward. “College athletics are tougher because you playing against better talent, and they are just as equally talented as you are,” Brunson said. Head baseball coach Jack Jolly was a pitcher at Coastal Carolina and assistant baseball coach Chad Schildt played baseball at Mount St. Mary’s University. “College sports are like a job, spending hours in and hours out doing it all day. In college you have to keep a balanced diet, and college sports are basically all year long (training, conditioning, and practice),” Schildt said. Jolly echoed that sentiment and added more. “The level of play is higher at the college level,” Jolly said. “Time management is much greater at a college level also. You also have to have a balance with academics and sports.” Social studies teacher Meagen Johnson played softball her freshman and sophomore years at Furman University and at Coastal Carolina University her junior and senior years. “Being a student athlete is an amazing experience, but it is definitely challenging,” Johnson said. “Your team becomes a second family because you spend so much time with them and make so many memories with them. Staying focused and working hard is important, but enjoying the experience and not putting too much pressure on yourself is also important because the time goes so fast and you will definitely miss it once it’s over.” While some collegiate athletes have problems with time management, offensive line coach William Bratcher who played offensive tackle at Charleston Southern Uni-

versity didn’t. “College sports are more like a business,” Bratcher said. “Winning is very important. I believe it prepares the athlete to be successful in the work force. “The schedule is very strenuous. Morning workouts begin at 6 a.m., then meetings, then class, then practice, then meetings again. The typical day for a student athlete is from 6 a.m. till about 8 p.m. Being a college student athlete has helped me manage my time better and follow a schedule.” Although time management is one of many challenges collegiate athletes have, there tends to be others. “Lack of having a social life can be hard, such as having extra time to hangout with friends and going out,” business/technology teacher Destany Eagles, who played basketball at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, said. “There are no opportunities to travel home for the holidays or go home during spring break because during those breaks you have practice, and if you don’t have practice, it may be difficult for you to travel home if you live out of state.” History teacher JJ Igualli, who played football at Taylor Univeristy, added more. “College sports are much more time consuming. High school is fun, college is enjoyable, but it’s much more like a job” Igualli said. “College consists of 35 hours a week for football, just about the same as a full time job.” All agree it’s a balancing act. “Balancing academics and athletics requires focus, self-discipline and organization,” Johnson said. “Being a student athlete requires making sacrifices that other college students may not have to make. You may have to give up going out with friends to study for an exam or write a paper after three hours of practice in the afternoon and conditioning at 6 a.m. that day. “Planning ahead is important so that you are not overwhelmed with school work in the limited amount of time you have after you fulfill your athletic commitments. Communication with professors and coaches is also important. Both want you to succeed, but you have to communicate with them and let them know if you are struggling or need help.” Algebra I and II teacher Sandra Henson, who was a track and field sprinter at Coastal Carolina, agreed. It takes perseverance and flexibility to balance both academics and athletics,” she said. “There were times when I was too tired from a workout to complete my classwork or we were gone for a meet, but I worked hard to get my work done in order to get rest. Sometimes, I would rest first and then get my work done. Academics was a priority so not doing it was not an option.”

glory days | Rocking the West Virginia Wesleyan football uniform is David Schenck, defensive line and strength coach. Schenck played on the defensive line for West Virginia Wesleyan from 1989-1992. This photo was taken in 1990, the summer prior to his sophomore year. [Photo courtesy of David Schenck]

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Since 2000, student athletes here have received 107 athletic scholarships for the following sports: • 28 football scholarships • 24 baseball scholarships • 16 softball scholarships • 9 track and field scholarships • 8 basketball scholarships • 7 soccer scholarships • 6 golf scholarships • 5 swimming scholarships • 4 volleyball scholarships • 1 lacrosse scholarship compiled by

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A Week of Spirit in the Forest

by grace timmons

student life editor

↓get the batmobile | Spirit is on display as senior Eric Kalkbrenner, who dresses up like Batman, participates in theme day during homecoming week Sept. 23-27. The seniors were victorious at the theme day competition, but the sophomores won the spirit stick at the homecoming pep rally. Kalkbrenner dressed up four of the five days. “Jersey day was my favorite because I got to wear my Flyers jersey,” Kalkbrenner said. [Photo by Grace Timmons]

↑drum roll please | At halftime, during the homecoming game Sept. 27, homecoming king senior Ryan Alawar is joined by senior Emily Fehlig as she is crowned homecoming queen. Alawar had plenty of support. “I didn’t campaign, but my friends did,” Alawar said. Fehlig also received encouragement. “I was excited and honored that my peers would vote for me,” Fehlig said. [Photo by Grace Timmons] →shine bright like a highlighter | During lunch on neon day, senior Michael Wynne gets his nose painted pink for a spirit week game. The game was a connect-the-dots challenge that all of the classes took part in. The seniors were victorious with the quickest time. Wynne, who participated in all of the spirit days, anticipated neon day the most. “It was definitely the best day,” Wynne said. “I planned for it since last year’s neon day.” [Photo by Grace Timmons]

←these are my fancy floaties | During spirit week, junior Erin Caldwell gets decked out tacky tourist style complete with goggles and floaties. She shows off her Panther pride. “I went all out every day,” Caldwell said. “I was excited once I got all my floaties.” [Photo by Grace Timmons]

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