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Volume 33 Number 2

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Promises a Great Future

C. Milton Wright High School 1301 N. Fountain Green Road Bel Air, MD 21015

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March 15, 2013

College Comparison page 4

What a Show(s) by Megan Clark February 22nd was our annual Variety Show. On February 28, CMW had the much anticipated Fashion Show! Both activities took place in the auditorium. The Variety Show is an annual talent show that CMW hosts to showcase the talents of students who audition. Singing, dancing, musical instrument-playing, you name it, and it may show up in the Variety Show! The show was in CMW’s auditorium at 7 pm on Fri-

day, February 22. Mr. Holston, the man who makes it all possible, charged $5.00 at the door. If you missed auditions,you can always try again next year! Next on the list, Project Graduation hosted a spring fashion show on February 28 in the CMW auditorium. Tickets were $5 for admission. Showcased at the event were all the latest party, formal, and casual trends of the season! February was the month of fun and entertainment. If you missed it this year, make note for next year’s events.

Dr. Tomback to Resign by Jesse Bodden On Monday, Febuary 4th, Superintendent Robert M. Tomback announced that at the completion of his term in June, he would be resigning his position. “At the close of this school year I will go forward to pursue other opportunities. It is with enormous gratitude that I thank you for the opportunity to work with you and for the students of Harford County”, said Dr. Tomback in an email. Harford County Public Schools Board President Rick Grambo released a statement addressing the issue of replacing Dr. Tomback.

According to Mr. Gambo, more time is needed to effectively outline the needed criteria for the next Superintendent. Therefore, in the interest of maintaining the less-restrictive environment for students and the community, the Board is working to select an interim Superintendent for one year. The intention is to have an announcement of the one-year Superintendent by June 10th. Throughout the next year, parents, students, staff, and board members will develop interview procedures and hopefully determine the best permanent replacement for Dr. Tomback.


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Opinion/Commentary

Fair For All? by Ida Ehrhardt Affirmative action has been in place for over 50 years. Affirmative action is a policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, especially in relation to employment or education. It was developed and enforced for the first time by President Johnson, as a way to level the playing field for minorities, to help them against discrimination. What was a good idea then has now become outdated. Reverse discrimination has become an issue now, where under-qualified minorities are being selected for admission into colleges over Caucasians. This backfiring first began in the late 70’s with the Bakke case. Allan Bakke was rejected from medical school due to minority quotas that the school was forced to meet. The Supreme Court outlawed this inflexible quota system, while still upholding the affirmative action programs. Another case was in 2003, Grutter vs. Bollinger. Grutter, an applicant who was denied admission to the University of Michigan Law School, and he sued on the grounds that the school’s consideration of race and ethnicity in its admissions decisions violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Michigan Law School states clearly in its admission policy its twin goals of admitting a class of capable and diverse students. In this case, the court upheld Affirmative Action again, saying that eliminating race as a factor in the admissions process would dramati-

cally lower minority admissions. The most recent Supreme Court case dealing with Affirmative Action in college admissions is Fisher vs. Texas. The University of Texas employs two methods to include diversity into their school. The First way is known as Top Ten Percent rule. Texas guarantees admission to students who graduate in the top 10% of their high school. The second, and more controversial method is a “holistic review”. This uses multiple factors, including race, to determine acceptance. It allows colleges to factor in race and avoid violating the ban on racial quotas. However, it creates an admissions process that lacks transparency, and it’s on this case that Abigail Fisher has taken the University of Texas to the Supreme Court. Abigail Fisher, a white applicant who was denied acceptance by the institution even though her grades and test scores were higher than those of other students who were admitted, is arguing that the university’s policy of considering race as a factor in its decisions is unconstitutional. The use of Affirmative Action in college admissions is an outdated practice. If, after 50 years, Affirmative Action has not succeeded in ending discrimination, then it may be time to try something else. If Affirmative Action was put in place to help the disadvantaged, then it should address disadvantages rather than race. Using race to classify people as different than the majority is ironic, because that is exactly what Affirmative Action is trying to end.

Redheads Have More Fun by Liz Burgee So the story goes that blondes have more fun and brunettes are the smart ones. I am here to tell you that after experiencing being both a blonde and a brunette, the type of hair you want to have is, yes, everyone knows and loves it, RED! What a perfect month to have red hair! The time of the leprechaun eh? However, in all seriousness, red hair is amazing to have. Forget the “gingers have no soul” remarks, red hair is sexy hair. Blondes and brunettes are already stereotyped. However, red heads are the underdogs. They’re mysterious. You can be whoever you want to be with red hair. If you’re looking to change something about your appearance, the “cherry-colored do”, gives someone a little flair or color to any outfit. Red hair makes the statement “I don’t need attention but

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you’ll want to look at me anyway.” The good thing about the red color is the different shades that one can choose from. Colors ranging from natural auburn to bright Crayola red have been appearing more and more among the everyday person. If you’re into fashion, you’ll notice the trend has also been spreading among celebrities. Most known for the color statement is singer, Rihanna who’s been seen with electric red locks which she rocked with both short and long hair. Sweetheart, actress, Amy Adams embraces a more natural reddish auburn color always looking stunning on the red carpet. Even carrot top Ed Sheeran embraces his red hair saying his “ginger hair has helped with his success.” Before dying your hair a new shade of blonde, brown, maybe even black, stop and think no, RED! The Pony Express contains editorials that express the opinions and viewpoints of individual student writers that are not necessarily shared by all students, staff, or the administration of C. Milton Wright HS.


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Opinion/Commentary I Have Some Problems The Search for Available WiFi With You People Continues at CMW Technology Appears to Exist in the Building, but Not Accessible to Students and Faculty by Casey Roberts One of the changes students noticed this year when they walked into classrooms here at C. Milton were the new routers on classroom ceilings for WiFi. Obviously one’s first thought would be obtaining the password and then connecting their electronic device to the internet access. However, don’t get ahead of yourself, because students aren’t allowed to use the hot spot whatsoever. Installing WiFi throughout the school costs thousands of dollars, and the fact that students can’t access it is absurd. Having C. Milton become a WiFi hot spot seemed like a good idea in the beginning. Since it has been installed, students have been told they can’t receive the password for it and are unable to connect their smart phones or iPods to the internet service. Let’s take a moment to think about the possibilities that could arise from students actually being able to use the WiFi. Students could use their e-readers during class for silent reading, or even reading their text book if it’s available online. Not only could e-readers be used, students could easily take notes on their laptops if they have one. Back to the topic of smart phones and iPods, no harm would come to the school if students were able to connect those electronic devices to the WiFi, if anything happened it would only allow students to get a better connection than they

did have and make it easier to surf the web for educational purposes. Most rooms don’t have adequate computer access, therefore, smart phones are a natural option for internet information and study tools. The main question here is why would the school spend thousands of dollars on WiFi for every room, and not allow access to it for the students; the people who are in school the most and would benefit the most from it. The school budget is already tight, but we’re able to purchase WiFi throughout the school...and not put use to it? It seems a waste of the school’s money if students can’t use a resource that’s available.

by Drew Buckley

Everyone has those little things in life that just get under their skin or stale their bread. This article is about what really “sours my grapes”. One of the things that really “sours my grapes” is the way that people walk through the hallways. Old people walking in the mall walk faster than some of the people in halls here a CMW. Another thing people like to do in the hallways is just bump into you and cut corners. I am not sure if they are just out of it or if they just like the physical contact but either way, it’s just so annoying. A third thing about the hallways that just “sours my grapes” is the people who just stand in the middle of the hall-

way. What are you doing? All I am trying to do is get a quality education and it should not be an obstacle course to get from class to class. Another thing that just really and I emphasise really gets under my skin is when people say that something is “retarded”. What is going on in your life that you have to compare something to someone who has special needs? It just makes no sense to me. You are telling me people are not smart enough to come up with another word. What happened to the word “dumb”? I guess that word is just too offensive... These things may not change but I felt like I needed to get it out there that these things really “sour my grapes”.

“Troublemakers” Banned at the Mall by Emily Waddell Attention mall shoppers under the age of 17. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is debating whether or not to ban unsupervised teens under the age of 17 at malls after 3 p.m on Fridays and Saturdays without an adult. This rule would exclude kids who work there while they’re on the job. However, being employed by a store at the Mall, doesn’t change the rule if one is off duty for the evening. Instituting this type of rule in local malls would result in a decline of purchasing. Teens are huge consumers.

Teens spent nearly $90 billion in retail last year. Whether they are trying to keep up with the latest trends or just relaxing at one of the many eateries within the mall, teens ARE spending more than just time in the Mall. In addition to the monetary value of a teen presence, Malls are also a safe haven for teens. Malls are one of the few safe places for kids to hang out. Many teens would end up on the steets, where they are more likely to get into trouble if they are discouraged for going to the mall. It is unfair to punish responsible kids because a few peers misbehaved while at the mall.

Not all teens are troublemakers. If teens are trusted to work in the mall, they should be allowed to shop in the mall as well. That’s without parental guidance of course..

Right of Reply If you would like an opportunity to respond to the opinions or viewpoints expressed within these editorial pages, please do not hesitate to submit “Letters to the Editor” in the Pony Express mailbox in the main office. Only signed letters will be accepted and they cannot contain any vulgarity. Publication of your letter is not guaranteed, but will be considered.


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Features - Academic

Local College Comparison TSU

UMBC

UMD

Tuition

$7,906

$9,467

$8,416

Room & Board

$10,236

$9,620

$9,599

Avg. Financial Aid

$8,991

$11,409

$9,219

Campus Setting

Small City

Suburban

Suburban

Total Students

17,148

13,161

26,922

Acceptance Rate

54%

69%

Avg. SAT Range

1490 - 1760

Common App.

Accepted

by Marina Farrugia College. Just the term can make one cringe or shake with excitement. As a high school student – especially juniors – it is extremely important to take every step possible to be ahead of the game when it comes to college. For many, going too far from their front door isn’t an option or even a consideration. On that note, what are a few of the somewhat local colleges that offer the most bang for their buck? Towson State University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and University of Maryland College Park are three of the most impressive colleges within an hour and a half’s drive from the town of Bel Air. Here’s a quick snapshot comparison of Towson State University, University of Maryland College Park, and University of Maryland Baltimore County:

10th Annual College Night by Alexis Cuffee C. Milton Wright hosted it annual “College Night” in order to help students further educate themselves on colleges. C. Milton Wright’s 10th Annual College Night took place on February 25, 2013. Several colleges had tables. Students were able to discuss their desires and needs in a college as well as speak with someone who was a member, either faculty or student in the school. “I now have a lot more col-

leges to put on my college road trip this summer!” Suzann Sebastiani. The night was a massive success with several students and parents making their way around and speaking to all the colleges. Many students found some new names. Casey Boesch stated that, “If it hadn’t been for College Night I would of never known this college existed.”. College night left several students looking forward to their future, and educated others on the track to college. Participating “tables” to the right.

*Albright College *Alvernia college *Antonelli Inst of Art * Delaware State U. *Delaware Valley College *DeSales University *DeVry University *Drexel University *East Carolina University *Elizabethtown College *Frostburg State University *Gettysburg College *Goldey-Beacom College *Goucher College *Harcum College *Harford Comm. College *Hood College *Illinois Institute of Tech *Immaculata University *Int’l Beauty School of Bel Air *La Salle University *LaSell College *Lebanon Valley College *Liberty University

45%

1640 - 1940

1750 - 2060

Accepted

Not Accepted

*Longwood University *Lycoming College *Lynchburg College *McDaniel College *Md Army National Guard *Messiah College *Millersville U. of PA *Morgan State University *NC Wesleyan College *Northwood University: Florida *Ohio State University: Columbus *Penn State *Penn State York *Radford University *Rider University *Rutgers University *Salisbury University *Seton Hall University *Sheffield Inst. Recording *Shenandoah University *Shippensburg U. of PA *Stevenson University *Susquehanna University

*Temple University *Towson University *U.S. Marines *U.S. Merchant Marine Academy *University of Baltimore *University of MD Balto. County *University of MD College Park *University of MD Eastern Shore *University of Pittsburgh *Valley Forge Military College *Virginia Tech *Washington College *West Virginia Institute of Technology *West Virginia University *West Chester University of PA *Widener University *York College of PA *YTI Career Institute


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Features - Academic Learning From and About Others by Brad Ensor Guten Tag, Bonjour, Hola. Who are all those paper people holding hands and hanging by the wide stairs? What do they symbolize? Do they represent something? This is World Language Month. German teacher, Frau Wyman says, “World language expands your mind, your horizons, enriches your lines, and improves your college and job opportunities! You can always find a way to use your world language!” In order to have all students, enrolled in a world language vitally play a role, students are asked to cre-

ate two people on a paper template representing a country of the world. Frau Wyman continued explaining, “We encourage students to look at the 233 countries of the world that our students are representing and expand their minds. We are all global citizens! What happens in other parts of the world affects us all.” Approximately, 1,000 of the school’s students are enrolled in a world language this year. That number shows how many people at C. Milton Wright are involved in learning a secondary language. Everyone at CMW benefits from World Language Month.

Academic Awards Snowed-Out by Nadyah Hilmi Unfortunately, the Academic Awards Assembly that was planned for March 6th was cancelled due to expected weather. However, the Academic Awards were still presented by the C. Milton Wright faculty and administration during the morning of March 8th. They honor freshmen who have earned a 4.0 for one semester, sophomores who have earned a 3.7 for two semesters , juniors who have earned 3.6 for four semesters, and seniors who have earned a 3.5 for six semesters. Students within each grade level qualify based on their cumalative GPA, not the most recent quarter average. Mrs. Alyssa King, program coordinator, says that about 300 students will recieve aca-

demic awards at the ceremony. Recieving an Academic Award is an honor. Academic success is one of the many things that colleges look for in students. A student who earns an academic award is sure to stand out in the college application process. Not only does winning an academic award look good on a college application, but it also opens the door to many other oppotunities. Scholarships, membership into the National Honor Society, and internships will be much easier to achieve by recieving an academic award. By getting good grades, students can also be eligible for the Good Student Driving Discount, which lowers the cost of car insurance. Getting good grades will benefit students in many aspects of their lives.

His Holiness is Coming by Brittany Scampton Coming to the University of Maryland, May 7th is his holiness, the Dalai Lama himself. For those of you who are unsure of who the Dalai Lama actually is, he is a Tibetan Buddhist leader. He is also a Nobel Peace Prize winner who has long promoted interreligious cooperation. He speaks for peace and loving of all.

This enlightening visit is due to the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development program. The Dalai Lama is a gripping speaker and many are amazed at his words of peace, tolerance, and love. Many may think this is nothing special, but in reality this is history in the making. It is a big deal to have the leader of the Buddhist religion speak of peace in a local area to children. Not many opportunities like this arise and many should take advantage and be a part of this experience.

Pet of the Month


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“Luck of the Irish” or Just Gorgeous Hair?


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Features - Holiday Page

Do You Know Your Irish Celebrities? by Chelsea Kater

Recipe Corner Irish Soda Bread by Patrik Stasak St. Patricks’ day is nearing and many people don’t know what dish to serve up. This is a recipe for the famous Irish dish called Irish Soda bread. The Irish Soda Bread is a great traditional style bread, which is easy to make and tastes great. Ingredients: - 1/2 cups of currants - 3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour - 1 3/4 cups cake flour - 1/4 cups of sugar - 1 teaspoon baking soda - 2 teaspoons of salt -1/4 cup unsalted butter - 1 1/2 cups buttermilk Now that you have the ingredients lets look out the directions to making this bread. - Preheat oven to 400 degrees

-Put currants in a bowl and cover with hot water, and let it soak for 15 minutes. - In a large bowl mix together, flour, cake flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Then add the butter and mix. -Stir in the currants\ - Add buttermilk and stir until flour is most and comes together in a ‘‘shaggy’’ dough - Knead the dough until its smooth. Then form the dough into a ball and place on baking sheet. - Then make an X shape on the top of the dough. (Don’t cut to deep) -Bakeuntilitisbrown.(Aboutanhour) -Then let the bread cool. This recipe is so easy, everyone will love it. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare, and then bakes for an hour. This is a great recipe to make for the Irish party you’re attending, or just a nice treat to enjoy by yourself.

Its March which means that people will be starting to see green everywhere with St. Patrick’s Day coming up. While I’m sure that all of you at home will be celebrating t h e ‘LuckO t h e Irish’, s o will many of Hollywood’s favorites. First on the list is half-Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis, best known for Lincoln, My Left Foot, and There Will Be Blood . Day-Lewis was born in The United Kingdom to a British mother and an Irish father, and currently hold a dual citizenship with the two countries. Day-Lewis will sure be celebrating this month after winning an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln in the blockbuster Lincoln. This i s his third Osc a r f o r Best Actor in a Leading Role after winning in 2007 for There Will Be Blood, and in 1990 for My Left Foot. Next up is a teen favorite, actress and model Evanna Lynch. Lynch is best known for

playing the iconic Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films. Lynch’s acting career took off in 2006 after auditioning, and then being cast as, Luna. What is most surprising about her landing the role, other than the fact that she had never acted professionally before, was the deal she struck with J.K. Rowling. At age 11, Lynch was struggling with anorexia, and began writing to Rowling about wanting help and lover her books. Rowling surprisingly responded to Lynch and told her if she could overcome her illness, she could audition for Luna Lovego o d . Last b u t n o t least i s Ta k e n star and Irish born a c t o r , L i a m Neeson. N e e s o n ’s film career spans over four decades and is filled with many famous names. He has starred in such films and series as Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia, Batman Begins, Schindler’s List, The A-Team, Clash of the Titans, and many, many more. While Neeson has never won an Oscar, he has achieved the fame of becoming a household name, with most people having seen at least one film he’s been - and typically starred - in. So, for your St. Patrick’s Day, why don’t you relax and watch one of the many movies starring just some of these famous Irish.


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Features - Entertainment Fine Mexican Cuisine Debate Chipotle vs. Qdoba by Kerry Treusdell

Oh, The 90’s by Ji Seo The 90’s kids are back, and they’re showing belated appreciation for all things from the 1990’s. This trend has been popping up all over social media sites, as these so called “90’s kids” recall their glorious bygone days. The 21st century seems to be taking a trip down memory lane, back to a time of Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Lisa Frank products, and VHS tapes. Why the nostalgia? Although the 21st century has clearly advanced from Beanie Babies, the “Goose-bumps” Series, and predicting the future by playing “MASH”, there seems to be a reevaluation of the 90’s days of yore. Perhaps these “90’s kids” long for days when Facebook didn’t rule over social interactions, Instagram didn’t command all photographic attention, and text-messages weren’t the primary method of communication. The “90’s kids” might just be itching for a way to remember their childhoods. Either way, the 90’s have sufficiently resurfaced. Music, television, and trends may never come back in style from the 1990’s, but they surely will not be forgotten.

One of the hottest debates you hear around high school is, “which is better”, Chipotle or Qdoba? Although there are so many Chipotle’s around the area, Qdoba is not far behind in being the favorite. Picking between the two is not an easy thing to do, but which chain has the best food? In availability, Chipotle takes the cake by being everywhere. It is convenient because almost every two miles you can find a Chipotle some-

where. If you need a burrito ASAP, Chipotle wins this category. However, if you were to base this off of cleanliness, Chipotle is just a runner up. After doing some undercover research, it’s been decided that Qdoba is definitely one of the cleanest chains around. Something that most people probably do not know, is that Chipotle uses mostly organic produce, which obviously is better for you. Also, Chipotle uses hormone and antibiotic-free meat which is an extremely better alternative. The reason most people like Qdoba, is for their queso recipe. Ev-

eryone loves queso, you can never ever go wrong with Qodoba’s version. If you are health conscious and more into convenience, Chipotle is your answer. However, if queso is worth it to you and you pay attention to the cleanliness of a chain restaurant, Qdoba is the way to go.

Social Media Choices and Preferences are Changing by Danielle Nevin Think back to the very first social media website everyone joined into. Think about how different it was just about 6 years ago. Myspace was probably one of the first big hits for social media. It was run by mostly teens and the idea was to express yourself by making your profile the cutest out of everyone’s and to talk to your classmates outside of school, or friends from a different area. Myspace was created just before smart phones. It was often heard around:“I’m making that my Myspace bulletin when I get home!” However, hearing that now would be a rare case. Social Media has changed

in several different ways. For one, Myspace became dead, and Facebook took the limelight for many highschoolers and college students. Along with Facebook came the iPhone. The iPhone allowed Facebook users to update their status right from their very location at the time and post within seconds. Facebook became a hit. Thousands of active users were joining each day. Within the last few years, another social media website, Twitter, has become a huge especially with teens and yound adults. Twitter is a website created to “tweet” thoughts, kind of like Facebook statuses. The “tweet” is supposed to be a brief update-due to only the 140 characters given.

It was originally created for users to be able to communicate with a small group all at one time. Due to the fact that you can earn “followers” rather then friends on Facebook, many celebrites had taken to the thought of Twitter. They felt they could easily get in touch with their fans. As of 2012, Twitter has over 500 million active users. Many teens switched to Twitter from Facebook because “Too many older people have joined Facebook so its more of a family thing now” or “Facebook has changed and now Twitter makes it even easier to talk to friends” Technology is on the rise and more and more social websites are created everyday. Who knows what is next.


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Sports

Bracketology Science: According To Brett by Brett Schatz March Madness is almost here yet again. A very exciting time of the year. It’s a sign of spring on the way, it’s the beginning of spring sports, and of course, the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. It doesn’t matter who you are, if your not filling out a bracket this March, you’re not doing it right. Now, at the conclusion of last year’s tournament the title was taken home by a powerhouse Kentucky Wildcats team led by the number one and two overall picks in the NBA draft in Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Kentucky was the dominant team last year and the clear favorite to win it all. But, things have changed this year. There is not one powerhouse team in college basketball. Everyone has a chance to win it all, it’s completely up in the air. Teams are so evenly matched this year it’s hard to pick a clear favorite. You just have to go with your gut feeling. However, there are a handfull of teams that you can’t go wrong picking. These teams include Duke, Indiana, Miami, Michigan, and Florida. These teams, overall, stack up as some of the best teams that will be in the tournament this year. Florida has had a solid year so far. Led by senior guards Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario. The Gators only have four losses on the season and are working towards earning a solid placement in the upcoming tournament. Miami has been quite the

surprise for everyone this year. Not many people expected this Hurricane team to make this big of an impact on the national map of men’s division one basketball, but they did. Led by sophomore guard Shane Larkin and senior guard Durand Scott, the Hurricanes will be storming in to the NCAA tournament to make statement, and prove they belong. Michigan is an electrifying team. They will out run anybody that steps on the floor with them. Led by sophomore guard Trey Burke and Junior guard Tim Hardaway Jr. the Wolverines are a favorite to make a run in the NCAA tournament this season, and look to use their speed and athleticism to their advantage. Indiana, if one had to choose, is probably the most well-rounded team in college basketball this year. Led by seven-foot sophomore Cody Zeller and Maryland native junior guard Victor Oladipo, Indiana by many, may be considered a favorite to make it at least to the final four. Duke. Their name seems to come up every year around March. You cannot go wrong with picking Duke to win some games for you this March. With arguably one of the best coaches in men’s college basketball history, coach Mike Krzyzewski leads the pack and senior big-man Mason Plumlee and senior guard Seth Curry doing what they do on the court. It’s going to be hard to bet against Duke this tournament. With all of the experience that Duke has, they would be a safe pick to win you some games this tournament. Overall, all of the teams that were just broken down are some of the best the NCAA has

to offer this year. Now there are other teams like Gonzaga, Kansas, Georgetown, Michigan State, etc. that are very similar to those teams and could easily make a run just as well. The title is anyone’s this year, there is no clear favorite. When choosing your bracket this March, go with your gut instinct. May the best team win. Best of luck to you all.

Color Run in Baltimore by Kaelyn Thornton The Color Run is finally coming to Baltimore on Saturday, May 11th, 2013! The Baltimore Color Run supports the Cool Kids Campaign. The Cool Kids Campaign gives children with cancer a higher quality of life for themselves and their families while dealing with the challenges of cancer. At each kilometer, runners are blasted by a powdery paint. A new color surprise greets you at each kilometer. First pink, then blue, yellow, then orange. For the grand finale, when you cross the finish line, runners are welcomed with a rainbow assortment of colors distributed by volunteers, sponsors, and staff. Participants usually stick around to celebrate, eat food, and enjoy festivities that will make the end just as good as the run. The paint comes in a powdery form that sticks to your skin when you sweat. This may be one of the few times in life when

you want to embrace the sweat! Visit http://thecolorrun.com/ baltimore/ to find more race info, the route, and of course, how to sign up! Registration began March 13th and it’s important to sign up early before spots run out. If running isn’t your thing, but you would enjoy the event, come cheer on the CMW team of teachers that are participating this year. Mark it on your calendar because the Color Run will finally be in Baltimore and it may not be back for a while. Don’t miss your chance to get in shape, get blasted with paint, and have a good time!


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Mustang Sports Tennis Season Has Arrived by Patrik Stasak Winter is moving out and the spring season is finally arriving. The Mustangs tennis season is in progress as players try to compete for the last spots on the team. The tennis team was very strong last year, and they have many high hopes for the season ahead. Senior Travis Adams stated ‘‘ the team looks very good, and we are going to be the team to beat’’. With many young faces around the Senior will have to lead by example and encourage one another through out the whole season. The team will have to work hard in practice as they do running drills to keep in shape, and play matches to get ready for the competition that is ahead. Tryouts are almost over and the season will be starting soon, so come out and support the Mustangs tennis team, as they swing away for first place.

Mustang Baseball Will “Get it Done” by Matt Combs The Varsity Baseball team is gearing up for another exciting season. The team is led by second year coach, Joe Stedka. Drew Buckley, a senior first baseman and outfielder, was asked about his thoughts on last season. He stated that the year was a “transitional year” due to it being Coach Joe Steka’s first year back. When asked about the JV baseball squad, Drew praised them saying that the team had a “good team with talented freshmen” and “lots of good pitching prospects”. The toughest opponents on this year’s schedule appears to be Fallston, North Harford, and Bel Air. Drew being a senior when asked what his thoughts were on playing his final season as a Mustang just had a simple statement to say for this season. “It’s time to get it done.” Brett Schatz added that

Softball Swings Into Action by Patrik Stasak The Mustangs softball season is just around the corner as tryouts are still in progress. The team looked very good last year, and they hope to be even better this year. With returning seniors that are coming back, they will do what ever they can to win the last championship of there high school career. The team looks very good so far, and they are only in the tryout stage. Once the team gets together they will have to work on chemistry and then the prac-

tices will be very good as they work on conditioning and skills. The Mustangs will have work very hard this seasons they try to come in first place and win the championships. So when you get a chance come out and support the team.

“C-Milton Wright Baseball has high expectations, a competitive nature, and that the team will get it done this season.” Now that the team has some experience with Coach Joe Stedka, a highly lauded JV baseball squad and a unbreakable determination to get back on top as State Champions the prospects for CMW Baseball look good.

Girl’s Lacrosse Preview by Ida Ehrhardt and Matt Combs Lacrosse season is finally here for some girls at CMW. Last season ended with the Lady Mustangs loosing to Century in the State Semi-Finals. This season, the goal for the Varsity Women’s Lacrosse team is to win the State Championship, especially for the nine returning seniors. Captain, Abby Smucker, said that there “was good team chemistry” last year. With the team only loosing three seniors from last season, the team chemistry is sure to be just as good, or even better this season. The Women’s Lacrosse team got off to a great start this season when they attended the McDonogh Playday on March 9. There, they beat South River - a team that beat them for the State Championship in 2010 - and, The Hill School, a team from Quebec, Canada. The Mustangs ended the day with a

6-6 tie against the McDonogh Eagles, the number one team in the nation for the last three years. Captains Sarah Piazza and Abby Smucker are looking forward to a great season, and are “already having fun”. Not only is the team setting their goals high, but they are also working hard to stay safe. The team is working with Gary, the Athletic Trainer from Union Memorial, to strengthen their ACL’s. Women are nine times as likely as men to tear their ACL’s and the recovery time from a torn ACL is about nine months. Some of CMWs hardest competition this year will be coming from “Century, North Harford, and a lot of private schools.” So, come out and support the CMW Women’s Lacrosse team at their first home game, against Century on March 23. This season is looking great for the Lady Mustangs with many returning players, and a very strong team.

Volume 33 Issue 2  

March Issue of the C. Milton Wright High School Student Newspaper

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