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hall talk “I have a panda outlook on life.” – Junior “You’re a cuter version of Yoda!” – Sophomore
by the numbers There are about 8,000,000 words in the English Language. There are 31,536,000 seconds in a year. Americans spend $300,000,000 on clothes per day.
welcome back | Football season in the Forest has started yet again. Cheering on their team to victory, the Black Hole
makes their season debut appearance and dominates one-fourth of the stands during the Myrtle Beach game. The Black Hole shows up at every game, taking over their section of the stands with painted faces and even a venzula
I do not want to be yelled at by Driggers. She was my softball coach. Ha ha, that explains how old she is!
horn. And this season the Black Hole has lots of reasons to make noise as the Panthers, as of press time, are on a 4-1 winning streak. Check out the article on page 14 about the Panthers’ first ever female player, senior Chelsea Thomas, cheerleader turned football player. And don’t miss the up close and personal question and answer column on page 15 with three running backs, senior Isiah Chesnut and Mark Timmons, who has broken lots of records this season, and sophomore Harold Atkinson. [Photo by Hayley Moran]
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Money woes hit close to home for some stress from the economy, whether it’s directly affecting them or indirectly through parents. summerbell bellstevenzankowitz zankowitz “We have several students on campus that have lost newswriters their homes and are now living with family or friends,” Even though some don’t verbalize it, the ever loom- guidance director Jennifer Brown said. “Also, we have ing threat of getting laid off, not having gas money or had students staying in shelters in the past.” even being kicked out of a home is slowly but steadily Some students’ health care is affected as well. closing in. “You’ll see parents definitely try to doctor their own Students know the issues the economy causes them: children rather than take them to a doctor,” nurse Carol fewer employers willing to hire, not being able to drive Caroso said. “A doctor’s visit is a couple hundred dollars their car as much as they want to and less and it’s hard to afford [insurance]. going to the mall, among other things. It’s definitely one of the things Age can be a prob“I used to stop for fast food like after they’ll be cutting back on.” lem when looking for a school or if it was the weekend. If my Prom, considered a right of job. When it’s not age, parents didn’t feel like cooking, we’d get passage, is one of the most imit’s distance. I can’t afChinese or something,” senior Veronica portant celebrations for most high Peters said. “But now we hardly ever go. school students. However, last ford commuting to Myrtle year’s prom numbers fell by apAnd if we do, it’s my money I spend.” Beach right now.” Finding jobs to help pay for extra proximately 125 and technology curricular activities has become increasspecialist Lisa Thompkins beGinny Estridge, ingly difficult. lieves that this is because of the senior “Age can be a problem when looking waning economy. for a job,” senior Ginny Estridge said. Thompkins encourages stu“When it’s not age, it’s distance. I can’t afford commut- dents to go to the prom this year. ing to Myrtle Beach right now,” “We can always work something out,” Thompkins In July, South Carolina was among the top 10 states said. “I started payment plans in November and I think that I will do the same thing this year.” with the highest unemployment rate at 10.8 percent. The number of homes that have received a foreclosure Even though the economy is bad, media assistant notice in South Carolina during the first six months of Brenda Wilder helps by keeping a “Prom Closet.” The Prom Closet is there to help anyone who needs a dress or 2010 jumped 34 percent from the same period in 2009. In fact, more than 20 percent of the recorded residen- tux, free of charge. “Students may or may not want to come to me and tial properties sold in 2010 in the first quarter were foreclosures. they may not want to ask for help, when they really need Some students are having a hard time dealing with the it,” Wilder said.
where did it go?| Rifling
through his wallet, junior Vincent Azzarella attempts to find some money. “I have no job,” Azzarella said. “I have tried multiple times and haven’t gotten one.” [Photo by Hayley Moran]
survey says According to The National Bureau of Economic Research, the recession ended in June 2009. CNN student news polled viewers on their opinion and so did the Prowler news staff. Results are to the right. source: CNN student news; random survey by prowler of 76 students Sept. 23
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Up close and personal with two new panthers by
Paige Harward, Math Teacher
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New to the faculty this year are band director Jay Harward and math teacher Paige Harward. Here is a interview with them.
Q: Is there any other subject that you would like to teach?
Jay Harward, Band Director
Math is my favorite subject and I’ve taught everything except English. So English.
What is your favorite
Q: What inspired you to
A: Unless it’s music, I don’t read it. Q: What is the best thing
become a teacher?
When I was in high school, I worked as an aide to a reading specialist and I sort of had that “aha!” moment.
about you spouse?
A: She’s funny and she doesn’t
Q: What is your quote to live
mean to be.
Q: Who is the number one
A: F.I.D.O. Forget it and Drive on. Q: What is the best thing
person you would want to meet?
A: Jesus. Q: Is there any subject you
about your spouse?
would not want to teach?
A: He’s hot…and he’s funny. Q: How did you meet your
A: I plead the fifth. Q: What inspired you to
A: We met online, on Yahoo. We
become a teacher?
A: My high school band director. Q: What is the number one
immediately just hit it off and got married eight months later.
Q: What is the number one
song played on your iPod?
song played on your iPod?
A: “My Savior Lives” Q: Is there anything else
I don’t have an iPod. I have a droid. Sound tracks and classical music, it depends on my mood.
Q: Is there anything else that’s kind of weird or the you’d like people to know?
No, not really. I enjoy hunting and going to the symphony the next day. It is funny to be wearing camo and listening to classical.
that’s kind of weird or that you’d like people to know? teach on | New to the faculty, married couple Jay Harward, band director, and Paige Harward, math teacher, show off their panther pride. Jay Harward previously taught at South Maecklenburg High School in Charlotte, N.C. and Dorman High School in Spartanburg, S.C. Paige Harward previously taught at J.L. Mann Academy in Greenville, S.C. Paige Harward also said that teaching in the same school as her husband is cool because he understands what she is talking about. “I love Carolina Forest,” Paige Harward said. [Photo by Hayley Moran]
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Paying to play sports prominent elsewhere
In some states, athletes have to pay to play high school sports. Thirty-four states charge fees for public high school students to participate in athletics. Only associations in 16 states as well as the District of Columbia do not require sports fees or are simply unaware of schools in their area that do charge money. For schools that do charge, the general price range is about $50 to $250 per season. However, sometimes the fees are even higher. Oakmont Regional High School in Worcester, Mass., charges athletes more than $1,000 to play football. Luckily, South Carolina is one of the 16 states that does not make students pay to be a part of a team. Hopefully it stays that way. Unfortunately though, the concept of pay-to-play is becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. Though having students pay to participate would be beneficiary in helping schools or districts raise and save money, especially as education budgets shrink, being required to pay to play sports would ultimately lead to a decrease in participation in these tough economic times. The concept of pay-to-play is contradictory to the idea of public education. If school is free and athletics are part of the school, sports should be free too. It could threaten the health movement that strives to get more students involved in athletic activities. It has also shown to have a negative effect on parents, as some of them think since they are paying, they can dictate when their child plays in a game. Overall, participation in school sports should be the result of a desire to play and effort mixed with talent rather than whether or not students have the money to be involved.
• In Kansas, pay-toplay districts have grown from 29 to 50 to 55 in the last three years. That’s about 18 percent of the state’s 302 school districts. • Out of Michigan’s 760 high schools, 558 returned a survey last year and 126 of those said they charged user fees, more than double from a decade ago. • Missouri has 50 high schools with user fees. • Pay-to-play programs began in the 1970s and grew in the ‘80s and ‘90s. • When the Quincy school district in Massachusetts increased user fees from $50 to $75, the number of students seeking economic waivers because of family finances tripled. • source: usatoday.com, patriotledger.com
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I’m pacing back and forth in a straight line, occasionally looking over my shoulder into the river. I’m drenched in sweat and smell like a trash can. After walking in the blazing sun with no shade, another lifeguard comes to rotate me to my next spot. I can only hope that wherever I may go, I will be cooling down in the water. “One more spot until break,” I tell myself as I run to save the lifeguard in front of me from the heat and angry guests. I quickly hop into the tiny pool of water and wait for someone to come down the slide. For 30 whole minutes I have to deal with noisy tourists and their rambunctious children; after that I will get my well deserved lunch break. Time seems to stand still as the sun burns my shoulders. I wait for what feels like hours, maybe even days. Finally I see lifeguards running to and fro and I know someone is going to save me soon. Then the unthinkable happens. My savior is walking to get me. All the lifeguards at Myrtle Waves know they should run to their spots. “If I’m late to my break,” I think to myself, “I’m going to make this kid wish he didn’t have legs.” He approaches me slowly, almost smiling. I take off my tube, drop it in the water and storm off to the break room. When I arrive at break, I find out that I am indeed the last person to get there. I feverishly turn the knob of my lock in dif-
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ferent directions. I snatch my lunch box and slam my locker shut. I fling myself into a seat and pull out my sandwich. I listen as everyone complains about how terrible their day has been. “Some kid pulled me into the pool,” one person says. “Yeah, well some kid hit a little girl in the face with a tube and I got in trouble for it,” another says. “Well, you know what,” I say with my mouth full of turkey and bread. “The guy that’s rotating me walked to get me!” With those words, chaos storms the break room. Everyone is enraged. They begin to shout obscenities about this horrible person and others who have walked to rotate them. I thought I was alone, but I was not. Before I know it I have to go back out in the heat and protect the lives of those who can’t swim in three feet of water or less. Throughout the day I think about the boy who didn’t know how to run to his spots. Maybe he was the only lifeguard who didn’t know everyone would hate him if he walked to his spots. Or maybe he really didn’t know how to run. Either way, I decide to forgive him for his ignorance because I will have two more months of working with him. *Note: After being screamed at by numerous coworkers, including me, the boy who usually walked to his spots ran instead for the rest of the summer.
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Transfer students learn their way around moving here right before school started. “My parents weren’t that happy in Virginia anymore and they wanted to be closer to the beach,” Thompson said. “They A new school year means new classes, asked me and I said it was fine, but we books, and 185 transfer students. had to do it now because I didn’t want to They came from all over the map, move in the middle of high school so we about 120 from other states. moved a weekend before school started.” Junior relocates from Montana Being a freshman in high school is Junior Ben Moses lived in Kalispell, already intimidating enough, but starting Mont., for 15 years before moving to high school 334 miles away from all her Myrtle Beach. He’s friends was difhere because his ficult for ThompI was extremely nermom got a job at son, she said. vous because I obviously CCU as an anthro“I was expology professor. knew no one, but as soon as tremely nervous “It’s extremely because I obviI walked into my first class, diverse here. There ously knew no I felt like the school wasn’t are a lot more differone, but as soon as scary as it seemed.” ent types of people as I walked into here than in Monmy first class, Allissa Thompson tana,” Moses said, Spanish III, which freshman “I was expecting the I ended up dropschool to be really ping and taking big because there are a thousand more en- journalism instead, I felt like the school rolled here.” wasn’t as scary as it seemed,” Thompson Yet in a school with approximately said. 1,000 more students, it can still be diffiThompson said the biggest differences cult to meet people. here are in school rules. “It’s hard to make friends here,” Moses “They’re much stricter than how my said. old school was,” Thompson said. “The Moses still enjoys it here though. biggest difference is the whole shorts rule, “I like a lot of my teachers,” he said. “I and at my school, they just had to be fist think they’re the best part. They’re really length. But my school was stricter about interactive.” PDA so there are many differences.” Although Moses likes it here, he could While Thompson noticed differences do without the crowded hallways. in schools, she still spends her leisure “I dislike the people that move really time the same way as she did in Virginia. slow in the hallway. Don’t you hate that?” “I mostly go to the beach or the pool, Moses said. or I go shopping,” she said. “I do a lot But even though the halls are crowded, with my family. We’re close. Moses said he likes it here more. “My cousin Kristi and I go a lot of Freshman trades orange and blue places together because we like the same things. The other weekend we went to for cardinal and black Freshman Allissa Thompson lived in a Natalie Stovall concert at CCU and Mechanicsville, Virg., for 10 years before we loved it a lot. In Virginia we’d go to
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dazed and confused| Looking at the school map, junior Amanda
Cole, junior Ben Moses and freshman Allissa Thompson search for the location of their next class. Pointing at the houses in confusion, they finally figure out which building they go to next. “My classes are fairly close together,” Moses said. [Photo by Emily Wendland] the movies and the mall. Friday football games were a big hit.” Thompson already has school spirit. “Go, Panthers,” Thompson said.
From Yellow Jackets to Panthers Junior Amanda Cole transferred from Andrews High with an enrollment of approximately 400. “My old school was smaller, and everyone knew each other,” Cole said. “I miss the feeling of walking down the halls seeing everyone’s smiling faces.” Making the switch to a school five times larger than her previous school scared Cole, she said. “I was kind of nervous my first day mostly because I knew absolutely no one,” she said. “But I approached it with a
confident attitude and in no time my nervousness was gone.” Despite being nervous, Cole found that a large school has its advantages. “People here are very diverse and you can really fit in anywhere. You don’t have to worry about one certain group,” Cole said. Although Cole likes it here, there are still things that she would change. “I’d change the classroom searches, mostly because I’m not used to stuff like that,” Cole said. “When they told everyone to put their bags on the table and step back, I was like ‘a threat already?’” In spite of that, Cole said she feels at home. “I love it here,” she said.
wrap it up | New athletic trainer Maggie Anpresidential affair | After school senior class president Chris Nwanegwo and junior class president Mallory Vaske discuss Student Council’s upcoming events, including Spirit Week which begins Oct. 4 and the Spirit Fridays preceding it. Student Council advisor Aundrea Rue is pleased with their leadership. “They’re go-getters,” she said. “They’re helpful and do whatever I ask them to do. It’s great. They both want what’s best for their respective classes.” [Photo by Alicia Broughton]
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Chris Nwanegwo, senior class president What’s it like being the senior class president? It’s a big responsibility. There are a lot of things to do, but it’s fun. What’s going on in Student Council? We’re preparing for Homecoming and Homecoming Week, planning events. What are you most excited for this school year? Homecoming Week. What was the last song that played on your iPod? “Forgot about Dre” by Eminem and Dr. Dre. If you were a superhero, what would your weakness be? Kryptonite. If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? I’d take a trip to Nigeria to visit my cousins and family. How does it feel to be a senior? It feels great. I’m kinda ready to go to college though. What college do you plan on going to? Either USC Columbia or Charleston Southern. How would you feel if you weren’t allowed to have senior privileges? I’d feel like an underclassman, like I’ve been for the past three years. How do you feel about the BP oil spill? I think they could’ve done more stuff to prevent it. But at least it’s all good now.
Mallory Vaske, junior class president How do you feel about the junior class this year? I feel really proud and honored to be leading such a body of fine people. How does it feel to be the junior class president? Rewarding. As junior class president, what are your goals for this school year? To create unity among our class and to be able to incorporate as many ideas from as many students as I possibly can. What do you predict the final rankings will be for Spirit Week? Juniors, seniors, sophomores, freshmen. What are you most excited for this school year? The opportunities of associating with new people. What’s your worst elementary school memory? When I peed my pants in class. What CD is in your car CD player right now? Kid Cudi mix tape. What is the most embarrassing thing in plain sight in your bedroom? It’s either the knife through the LMB poster or Twilight candy. How do you feel about giant rats sniffing out land mines in Africa? I feel like it should be aardvarks instead. What’s your most difficult class so far? Chemistry I. Who’s your role model? Savanna Gillman
stett wraps up sophomore Kory Lindell’s ankle during fourth block weight lifting. [Photo by Alicia Broughton]
maggie anstett Where are you originally from? Grand Rapids, Mich. What college did you go to? Michigan State University What sports did you play in college? I didn’t play any sports in college. I did all athletic training. If you still play, which sports do you play? I played basketball and soccer in high school so I still play around. What’s your favorite sport? Basketball. Why did you decide to become a trainer? I like to help people and I like the medical field. I love sports and I was always around them growing up. What does your job entitle you to do? I prevent injuries and when I have someone come in with an injury, I rehabilitate them and treat their injury. What high school did you come from? I interned at Waverly in Lansing, Mich. How do you like Carolina Forest? I love it. What are your relationships with the athletes like? I keep it professional because when they come in, they have a reason. But sometimes they goof off and I just watch. What’s the most difficult injury you’ve dealt with? Concussions are difficult because they deal with the brain and they’re symptom based. It’s difficult to manage, but it’s also easy because I just send them to the hospital. What’s the most common injury you see? Probably ankle sprains.
worst freshman experience
“My worst freshman experience was becoming a freshman.” – Dominick Lawrence, junior “My worst freshman experience was dealing with the upper classmen.” – Vincent Cazzola, senior
“I sat in the wrong class.” – Shakeem Bolie, senior
“My worst freshman experience was when I tripped and all those guys had to catch me.” – Shreya Patel, senior
1996 fun facts Most freshmen were born in 1996. Here are some of the happenings from that year.
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New kids enter new world Last year, they were the big kids on campus, but now they are back at square one. Freshmen: A new campus, new friends and different experiences. A time for change. “On the first day, I had a mixture of emotions. I was nervous but excited,” freshman Angel Manley said. “Coming from Forestbrook Middle School, I didn’t know anyone.” The first day of high school can be a scary time for freshmen. The college-like campus is bigger than middle school, especially if students have classes on both sides of campus. Freshman Juantavia Prather agreed. “The scariest thing that happened on the first day of school was not knowing which was which,” Prather said. Some freshmen also find themselves in classes with upperclassmen. “In my first block, I’m the only freshman. It was scary to be in that class,” freshman Kayla Keller said. Manley had a similar experience. “The scariest thing that happened on the first day was having to say my name in
front of the class because there is a mixture of freshmen, sophomores and even juniors,” she said. Sophomores who can say “been there, done that” can sympathize with the younger classmates. “I got lost because I didn’t know exactly where P.E. was. I was nervous because there were going to be people that I didn’t know staring at me,” sophomore Brian Villarreal said. “I had to ask where it was.” However, sophomore Jessica Casella pointed out that freshmen year doesn’t last forever. “It won’t be long before they are sophomores or juniors or seniors. Freshmen year is going to be over before they know it,” Casella said. Sophomore Jessica Harrell offered some advice. “Some advice that I’d give to the freshmen would be to stay focused and stay on task,” she said. Villarreal also offered advice. “Don’t get into fights and listen to your teachers,” he said. “Some fail to realize that they’re not little kids anymore.”
which is the largest class, poses problems for upperclassmen. “They hold up traffic in the hallways, making it harder to get to class on time,” junior Josh Marsh said Senior Jagger Turner agreed. “They’re wasting time trying to get their swagg on, making it harder to get to class,” he said. But not everyone lets them slow them down. “I just walk right through them,” senior Zach Beaty said. Junior Cody Osiecki still remembers life as a freshman. “As a freshman I felt fine,” he said. “I already knew a lot of people and my sister Kiera helped me a lot.” Osiecki’s advice for the freshmen is to “get big, have fun and stay out of trouble.” Senior Joseph Adams remembers his freshman year. “It kind of stunk knowing I had three more years left. My advice would be don’t drive anything smaller than a V8, do your work, stay out of trouble and the rednecks way and always be above the influence.”
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he forest’ is all about “I would describe it more like an adventure because every day I feel like I’m going on a different adventure,” English teacher Philisa Boykin said. “Every time you teach any sort of student, that is its own adventure, and whether it’s good or bad, it’s still an adventure.” Teachers are teaching the future of the country, even if the future of the country doesn’t want to be taught. But once upon a time, teachers were also freshmen and may have had a different perspective. Learning Strategies teacher Amy Loyd, whose daughter is a freshman, remembered her own experiences. “I was intimidated by the upperclassmen and the size of the campus,” Loyd said, who attended Stratford High in Goose Creek. Other teachers had similar experiences. “When I was in high school, juniors and seniors treated us like dirt,” history teacher Justin Foxworth, who went to Georgetown High, said. “It was the first pep rally, and as we were walking into the rally, seniors were spitting on us [freshmen] from the bleachers.” While some teach classes made up of just freshmen, others like art teacher Megan Basset, have freshmen and seniors in
the same class. “It’s a balancing act. Dealing with ninth and 12th graders in the same class is a challenge.” Foxworth offered simple advice to freshmen. “Develop some type of study habits,” he said. “It leaves you options.” Loyd offered more advice. “Study hard and always always always do your homework and ask for help when you need it,” Loyd said. “And don’t walk around with a little lost puppy look.” Basset added even more advice. “You have to learn to pay attention to your surroundings. A lot of questions you ask are answered by your environment,” she said. Boykin also added advice. “Please come to school prepared, ready to learn. Use common sense, good manners, don’t complain about work because this is not middle school. It’s a brand new world,” she said. And it would serve all students well to remember these words of advice from Peter Parker, better known as Spiderman. “With great power comes great responsibility.” And all should remember that when they become seniors.
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Walking to class freshman Andre Winley gives his take on freshman year, “It’s hard, but I can deal with it,” Winley said. He also stated that he is happy with all his classes. [Photo by Brandon Castillo]
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Gleeks love it; others hate it. There’s really no in-between when it comes to “Glee.” The show follows a driven Spanish teacher who in his spare time is determined to make a high school Glee club better than ever, no matter what obstacles or who tries to stand in his way. Fans have different reasons for watching “Glee.” “I watch Glee because of Cory Monteith,” sophomore Mickinzi Joyner said. “He’s my favorite thing about the show.” Gleeks, “Glee” fans that never miss an episode, counted down the days until the new season started Sept. 21. “During the new season I’m excited for the new music and choreography, and I’m hoping that Finn and Rachel will stay together,” sophomore Sally Harrelson said. Some find “Glee” inspiring. “It shows that you don’t have to belong to one certain clique,” sophomore Meaghan Weiss said. “You can be
friends with everyone and be yourself.” Those in show choir, including choir teacher Kraig McBroom, see similarities in show choir experiences and the show. “It’s exactly like show choir. Show choir is a cross section of our school,” McBroom said, “which is a lot like what is happening on the show. We have all different backgrounds.” The “Glee” phenomenon is so big that even The Sun News ran a story Sept. 4 on Loris High and Carolina Forest High’s show choirs and how they are different and similar to the one on the show. But not everyone likes “Glee.” “It’s a total waste of an hour on TV,” freshman JD Hart said. “It isn’t that entertaining and it seems like it has too much hype.” Some just don’t like the concept of the show. “I don’t like musical, singing and dancing shows,” freshman Gunner Huggins said. And there are others who have never heard of it. “What’s Glee?” freshman Dillon Graham asked. But if you like drama, music and dancing then you’ll love “Glee.”
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Walking into Jersey Bagels and Subs, I could sense from the multiple wall decorations that it was a laid-back, friendly environment, the kind of setting you would expect and want in a locally owned restaurant. One of the first things I noticed other than the football fanfare was the large menu offering a variety of bagels and
subs. In fact, it took me quite some time to decide what I wanted. Finally, I opted for the Ham and Cheese Sub. As I waited for my food, I watched the TV and looked at a wall that showcased portraits of celebrities such as Bruce Willis, John Travolta and Jack Nicholson. My sub was served on white bread (other bread options include bagel, roll, sub roll, rye or whole wheat) with Boar’s Head ham, fresh American cheese (you
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that Limewire had not moved any money around recently and decided that the RIAA’s request to freeze Limewire’s iTunes may cost you money, but Limewire can cost assets was not viable. Legal experts have said that Wood will likely order Limewire to shut down; once that is you more. Limewire is a file sharing program that is legal, but decided, then the court will have to decide how much when you start to download music, it becomes illegal. Limewire must pay in damages. Besides having a larger database than Limewire, But that’s not all. “Not only are some records iffy, but many are loaded iTunes has a larger selection to choose from. “I use iTunes because I buy with viruses and malwares,” techsongs straight from my iPod, nology contact Lisa Thompkins and iTunes is the only downsaid. “It doesn’t offer your com“Not only are some loading site that you can get puter any protection. It actually on your iPod,” freshman Paige opens it up to the public.” records iffy with Limewire, Thompson said. iTunes, however, is much safer but many are loaded with Although Limewire is free, than Limewire. Although you pay viruses and malwares. It iTunes has other benefits. at least 99 cents for a song, you doesn’t offer your computer iTunes has a wide variety of not know that it is a legal download. On any protection. It actually only music, but books, movLimewire there are very few songs ies, games and more whereas that are legal because of copyright opens it up to the public.” Limewire only has music and protection. very few videos. “People are under the assump“I download classical baltion that Limewire has all legal let music and I prefer iTunes; downloads, but in all reality it’s ilLisa Thompkins Limewire does not give me the legal if you are not paying or usTechnology Contact results that I need, although I ing some type of ‘pre-pay’ card,” spend about $15 a month on Thompkins said. music,” sophomore Melinda Limewire users, if convicted, could be fined from $750 to $150,000 for each song they Custer said. Limewire also has a more limited song selection than download. Limewire itself has been sued several times and may owe the record companies millions. Limewire iTunes. “I think iTunes probably has the largest database,” has said that they might try to follow in the footsteps of Napster and become a legitimate music buying website. administrator Gaye Driggers said. The computers at school do not allow students access The Recording Industry Association of America filed a copyright complaint against Limewire in 2007, accord- to Limewire; if someone does then Thompkins will get a ing to cnet.com. In March a district court judge ruled that call from the district office telling her not only that someLimewire was liable for copyright infringement. The one did go onto the site, but also which computer they RIAA did not want Limewire to do anything with their are using. Limewire says that it is free, but in reality it may cost money after alleging that Limewire in the past had put personal assets into a family trust in an attempt to avoid you more money than you bargained for. “If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is,” paying the major labels for damages. The judge, Kimba Wood, looked at records and saw Thompkins said.
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Trading in pom-poms for football pads, senior Chelsea Thomas gives a whole new meaning to being a girl in a guy’s world as the first female on the varsity team. “Football is more tiring and more time consuming, but being back spot on cheerleading having to save girls from falling, I already knew what it was like to be tackled,” Thomas said. Her decision to go out for the football team all started when she was in weight lifting class with Coach Dave Schenck. “At first I didn’t take her serious. She asked, but when she actually came out I was shocked,” Schenck said. “She came out for practice, never missed, never complained and toughed it out like the boys to prove she could play.” The rest of the team seems to be comfortable having a girl on the team. “There is no difference to me. We are one big happy family,” sophomore Harold Atkinson said. As for her family’s reaction, Thomas says they weren’t too sure at first. “They both didn’t want me to get hurt, but my mom was the most shocked and unsure. They both support me and my mom even wants to make shirts that have
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my name on them for the games now,” Thomas said. It’s one thing to go out for the team, but players and coaches say Thomas shows dedication and doesn’t do any less than the boys. “She works harder than most of the players on the team,” sophomore Kory Lindell said. Head coach Drew Hummel is most definitely pleased with the new addition to his team, adding that her work ethic is amazing. “She’s been a pleasure; she does what she’s asked and does above and beyond always. It’s great,” he said. Thomas is not concerned with the risk of injury. “I know my teammates wouldn’t intentionally hurt me and by joining the team I took on the risk of injury,” Thomas said. But her teammates are aware of the risk. “It is no different,” junior Danny Daly said. “At first I didn’t think she was capable, but she is; I will admit sometimes I don’t want to put as much steam behind my pass when it’s to her.” Other teammates agreed they treat her the same as every other player, go panthers| During the game against Myrtle Beach senior but sometimes think before going full Chelsea Thomas watches on the sidelines. “I didn’t know steam. much about football when I first came out. I just liked the “Nothing’s different. I treat her the game, but I have learned a lot,” Thomas said. [Photo by same as the other guy players, but I Nicole Fillmore] don’t always want to full force it,” “It’s like having 50 brothers. They mess with you, but Lindell said. As a corner and wide receiver, playing time is rare they are there for you too,” she said. Thomas, however, does not relish being in the spotfor Thomas. “I got to play at Socastee and was grateful to go out light. “I didn’t join football to become some idol,” she said. and play, hoping to not hurt the team at all,” Thomas said. “Although I don’t really deserve any playing time, “I just did it because it was fun and I enjoyed it. I wanted getting to play at the end of Socastee was great. I didn’t to become a part of the team and work as hard as everyone to earn my spot.” want to hurt the team and played my best.” And although she didn’t join the team to become a Although Thomas might not think she deserves playstar, she has managed to change some’s attitudes about ing time, her coaches disagree. “The main thing is everyone does the same, done to female capabilities. “Having Chelsea on the team has showed me that their fullest,” Hummel said. Most players and coaches just consider her a part of girls can do whatever they put their minds to,” Atkinson said. the team. Other girls, like sophomore Danielle Schroder, have “She’s one of us,” Hummel said. also taken notice. Schenck’s reaction is similar. “I think Chelsea being on the team is awesome,” “She just blends in. We don’t make a big deal about Schroder said. “It just goes to show you girls can do it,” he said. anything boys can.” Thomas said she feels at home on the team.
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With the football team off to a 4-1 start, as of press time, the Prowler sports staff caught up with three star running backs – sophomore Harold Atkinson, senior Mark Timmons and senior Isiah Chestnut.
• Timmons breaks records He runs through two big linebackers, down the field, spins around the opponent and into the end zone. Another touchdown by senior Mark Timmons. Timmons broke the school record for touchdowns in a game, with four and 209 yards against Socastee Aug.20. How do you feel being in the spotlight? I don’t feel like I’m in the spotlight. How do you feel the team is doing? Better than ever. What is your motivation on the field? My fans and the crowd. How do you balance school and football? I get my work done in school and practice every day after school. What is it like playing with Isiah Chestnut and Harold Atkinson? Harold is very talented for his age. He even shocks me sometimes. Isaiah and I are real close. He is like one of my best friends. • 2010 Stats CF vs. Socastee – 209 yds., 4TDs; Broke school record for rushing yards and TDs in a single game CF vs. St. James – rushed 23 times 103 yds. CF vs. Battery Creek – 168 yds., 1 TD CF vs. Kingstree – 236 yds.; Mark Timmons broke school rushing record
• Atkinson just a sophomore He is usually telling some kind of joke, but on Friday nights sophomore Harold Atkinson is ready to play football. In his first year on varsity, he has impacted the
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[Track peace | Hanging out at lunch, senior Mark Timmons, sophomore Harold Atkinson and senior Isiah Chestnut throw up the dueces. “We on Myspace,” Atkinson said. [Photo by Ashanti Edmondson] team in many ways. What is it like being a sophomore with five touchdowns under your belt? I feel very honored. I did it for the team. How do you about playing varsity? I feel special and talented to play with such great players. What is your motivation on the field? To be the hammer, not the nail. What’s it like to play with Isiah Chestnut and Mark Timmons? It’s great. They push me to play to the best of my abilities. • 2010 Stats CF vs. St. James – rushed 57 yds., 1 TD CF vs. Battery Creek – 186 yds., 4 TDs
• ‘Hawk’ on the prowl You may have seen him in the halls wearing Seahawk practice shorts one day. But on Fridays he has on his CF jersey, #25. Isiah Chestnut, Myrtle Beach native, is the Panthers’ new running back weapon. As a senior, he transferred from a team he has played with since youth recreation teams. If you could change your position, what would it be?
• Varsity Football: 4-1 • Freshman Football: 0-1 • JV Football: 2-4 • Varsity Volleyball:6-4 and 3-0(region) Player of the Week: 9/13: Maria Finkenbiner 9/20: Katie Davis
If I could change my position to any position, it would have to be quarterback because I like to be a leader and the quarterback is always a leader. How do you like your new team? Actually, I love my new team. They welcomed me onto the team like I’ve been going to school here forever and that really made things easier. How does it feel to come from a team who won two championships to one who hasn’t done as well? Making the final decision was the hardest thing I felt like I’ve ever had to do. Yeah, winning championships and beating everybody is great, but really it makes you look bad too. Winning isn’t everything. You have to learn how to lose to become a winner. What is your motivation on the field? My motivation on the field is play to every snap like it’s your last, cherish every possession on the football, never give up and never stop believing. That’s my motivation, and that’s what I play off of every Friday night. • 2010 Stats CF vs. Battery Creek- 37 yd. TD strike
What’s your favorite color? • Blue because it’s the color of my favorite college, Duke. Who’s mostly played on your iPod? • Kanye West, Drake &Kid Cudi Who’s your favorite teacher? • Mr.Wagner or Ms. K. Who’s your favorite superhero? • Underdog
American Eagle or Hollister? • American Eagle What’s your position on the team? • Outside hitter
• Freshman Volleyball: 0-1 • JV Volleyball: 1-3 • Girls Tennis: 1-1 • Swimming: Boys:32-9; Girls:31-8 • Girls Golf:2-0 • Cross Country: Boys:1-0; Girls:2-1
Favorite type of music? • What’s your favorite TV show? • “Pretty Little Liars” compiled by alyssa cruz
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The annual Carolina Forest High School beauty was held Sept 6. The theme was American Girls... A new Generation. “This is a generation where females take on more leadership and are taking on the roles that usually males would fill,” pageant director Wayne Canady said. “Females are becoming the bread winners. That is why the theme was what it was.” The theme attracted quite a crowd from the community. “It was a wonderful evening and we had great support from the community.” Canady said.
standing pretty | Flashing her million dollar smile, freshman Liza Branyon stands on stage and waits to hear the judges’ decisions. Branyon won Most Photogenic Freshman and Overall Most Photogenic. “I was wishing good luck to all the other girls but hoping I was going to win,” Branyon said. [Photo by Molly Johnson] lights, camera, makeup | Fixing her eye makeup, freshman Breauna Beebe prepares to hit the stage. Beebe did not win any awards that night, “I was thinking it was going to be a long night, but I was hoping to do well,” Beebe said. [Photo by Kaeli Weeks]
and the winner is | Proudly sporting their crowns and trophies, senior Rosa Rea and freshman Paisley Ellis stand in front of the applauding audience. Rea won Miss Carolina Forest and Ellis won Carolina Forest Princess. “The key to success is being 100 percent real and yourself the whole time,” Rea said. Ellis said she was elated.“I was very happy and I’m proud to represent this school.” [Photo by Molly Johnson]
Pageant Winners • Miss Carolina Forest - Rosa Rea • Princess - Paisley Ellis • Ms. Panther: Freshman - Jessica Carr Sophomore - Mickinzi Joyner Junior - Hathaikane Bauphasavanh Senior: Julia Brooks • Most Talented (non-finalist) Sydney Edwards • Most Photogenic Freshman Liza Branyon • Most Photogenic Sophomore Brianna Strang • Most Photogenic Senior - Dawn Logg • Overall Most Photogenic Liza Branyon • Miss Congeniality - Jessica Carr • Diligence - Brianna Strang
there is no such thing as too much hair spray | Prior to the
pageant, senior Dawn Logg adds some finishing touches to her hair. Logg was second runner up for Miss Carolina Forest and also won Most Photogenic Senior. “Going into this, I kept the same idea of using beauty in a positive way to influence others. That’s the most important thing of all,” Logg said. [Photo by Molly Johnson]
lovely lady | Wearing a navy blue gown, senior Chandler Parnell was first runner up for Miss Carolina Forest. Parnell is a senior at the Scholars Academy. “It was a really good opportunity to meet other girls,” Parnell said. “I learned a lot about myself and I had a lot of fun. I also enjoyed sharing my singing talent with everyone. [Photo by Molly Johnson]