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1400 25th Street, Columbus, Ind. 47201 | Volume 90 | Issue 03 | 11/19/10

what’s so great about columbus? Second Street Bridge is just one of Columbus’s many architectural wonders. Turn to page 8 to see more.

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staff Editor-in-chief “This issue was the first time this year I have written a couple of stories. It felt really good to be out interviewing again.”

Emma Smith

Content Editors Jason Latimer Courtney Smith

Design Editor Katie Kutsko

Copy Editor Evan Trotta

Head Photographer Keonna Durham

Business Managers Chelsie Cooper Sara Smith “This issue was different than the others. Kaylyn joined our staff, and I took her under my wing. I showed her how things were done in the Pub Room, and she helped me so much. It was almost like having a side kick for this issue.”

“Moving to Columbus during my senior year was kind of hard. I didn’t know anybody and the school was a little different but still being able to take student newspaper made things a lot better because it’s something I wenjoy and the staff is great.”

Editorial Board Becca Brougher Jenny Dieckmann Connor LeClerc Whitney Olibo Vanessa Staublin Caitlin Wilson


Kyla Ball Sarah Barriger Keely Collier Geordie Denholm Nick Edwards Erika Espinoza Grace Fischvogt Dean Anthony Gray Emili Hefler Lindsay Hladik Cade Mead Roth Lovins Hillary McCloskey Mariel Padilla Morgan Proffitt Kaylyn Rideway Molly Rinehart Sam Schreiner Tricia Souza Kayleigh Steigerwalt Ramya Vijayagopal


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“I really enjoy being on staff; everything is so fast paced and exciting. There is a lot of comradery on staff too, which makes the work environment less like work. I am proud to share what we have done as a staff with the student body.”



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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

FRom our angle “There is nothing to do in Columbus.”

This is the common response from teenagers when asked about what they do around town. Although many, especially adults over 30, say this is not true, we believe that young adults are not given very many forms of entertainment. Yes, Columbus hosts plenty of shows and events, but what teenager wants to go see the Glenn Miller Orchestra or attend a Longaberger basket party? Now, teenagers want to be constantly entertained, which makes it even more difficult to please our generation. Facilities coordinator John Johnson shared his experience growing up in Columbus. “I’ve lived in Columbus almost my whole life. I went to DePauw University for college, then moved back to Columbus where I worked in the Parks Department and waited tables,” Mr. Johnson said. “After work hours there was nothing for me to do.”

Fewer age appropriate activities around town translates to teens challenged to find fun

The loss of school participation poses another problem to why students complain about nothing to do. To be involved with school activities, students need to take a risk and try something new. Although this seems to be a simple solution, it is not. Students who want to join a club may often feel intimidated by students who are more involved: those who are at the top of their classes, National Honor Society members, student athletes and, on top of all that, presidents of other organizations. According to Mr. Johnson, there used to be a ‘club period’ in the 1970s when students would attend their club during school hours and have a meeting. “There was actually a record club,” he said, “where the students in that club would walk down to the record store, buy records and listen to them.”

By the time Mr. Johnson entered high school in the ‘80s, the club system was defunct. “With the club periods, all students were involved,” Mr. Johnson said. “Do I think we should do that again? I don’t know, but it worked back then.” Even though we argue there is “nothing to do” in Columbus, which may be true, that shouldn’t matter. If you don’t have something to do, make your own fun: go for a bike ride, set up a scavenger hunt or have a movie night with your friends. Also, don’t take for granted the fact that we are at the center of four major cities. Columbus is only an hour away from Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati and Bloomington, where there are endless possibilities for entertainment.

Staff perspectives Adults here offer their stories about life in Columbus “I have been the principal of several schools and taught at several others. Without fail, students in every school I’ve worked in (San Antonio, Terre Haute, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, Peru, Ind. and here) would always say, ‘There’s nothing to do in this town.’ I can say that Columbus has the best programs and opportunities for students than any other town I’ve lived in, including San Antonio.” Principal David Clark

“I wanted to leave Columbus by the time I was a senior. I thought I would never be back. After getting engaged to my wife, we both received jobs in BCSC and moved to Columbus. We could not be happier raising our girls in Columbus. However, I do not think I would be very happy living in Columbus if I was single.” science teacher Nick Williams

“I was born and raised in Columbus. I did feel like at times there wasn’t a lot to do in Columbus as a teen, but I realized when I left that it wasn’t so bad after all. Once we (my husband and I) decided to have children, we decided Columbus was where we wanted to raise our family. Columbus offers such a community feel and atmosphere that I couldn’t find anywhere else.” C4 health careers teacher Stacey Horn

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Abusing the amendments When freedom isn’t black and white, where do we draw the line? Westboro Baptist Church

Ramya Vijayagopal

(WBC) is a Christian extremist organization that pickets against homosexuality at soldier’s funerals and in public areas.

They carry signs like “Thank God for Dead Soldiers,” “America is Doomed,” “God Hates You,” “Pope in Hell,” “Priests rape boys,” and “Don’t Pray for the USA. “ This group has agitated people across the nation. They refuse to back down and respect grieving families; they demand the protection of the First Amendment. They have a web site, “” I found it after I Googled the pastor’s name. I couldn’t believe it. Does that insulting URL look from any angle like a homepage for a church? I was so shaken by what I saw on that web site that I feel the need to share with you what kind of poison they are spreading. Please note that the following text has been taken directly from the web site and is NOT in ANY way my own personal views. Quite the opposite, actually. THEM: “Blog entry: Fag media has encouraged america to respond violently to words and ideas they disagree with. Now, it is returning on their head and it is a beautiful thing to behold. You hate each other, and God hates you.” “Picketing schedule: WBC to picket the funeral of Spc. Tom Moffitt to remind those in attendance that God is America’s #1 enemy. You will never win another war! Our message is to those that yet draw breath -- it is too late to pray for this nation, but you still, yet today, can mourn for your sins, repent, and obey God…” “…These soldiers are dying for the homosexual and other sins of America. God is now America’s enemy, and God Himself is fighting against America.” “About Us: Since 1955, WBC has taken forth the precious from the vile, and so is as the mouth of God (Jer. 15:19). In 1991, WBC began conducting peaceful demonstrations opposing the

letters to the offenders ‘Oh dear, people make me laugh’

I have complied letters to certain crowds

fag lifestyle of soul-damning, nationdestroying filth.” ME: I am no expert on Christianity - and I don’t pretend to be. However, from what I have gathered from my personal experiences of having best friends who are Christian and growing up with Christian classmates, I believe that no religion should scare the crap out of you. Based on this belief, I don’t see these people in the same category as my classmates and friends. That’s fair to say, right? My section editor Connor LeClerc, a Christian, was particularly incensed. “There was no gray area on who Jesus Christ died for on the cross,” he said. “He loved everyone and wanted to save everyone. There was no one group of people who he singled out. It’s ridiculous that someone would desecrate their title of pastor like that.” Spreading hate and poison like WBC does levels them with terrorists. What gives these people the right to perform nonviolent terrorism and scar the lives of hundreds of families? Is it right that we are protecting them with the First Amendment? We want everyone to be happy and free here -- we say we believe in equal rights. We cannot be bullied into submission by a group of extremists who have no good intentions. My verdict is no. They should not be allowed to plead the First in this case. Terrorism, no matter what kind, cannot be tolerated. If they are allowed to get away with this, other groups will want permission to do immoral things as well. I realize that hurting someone’s feelings is not illegal, but this is so much bigger than that. That is not what I mean when I say that hurting people should be illegal. Physically attacking someone is not acceptable, is it? Then why should attacking people mentally and spiritually be okay? No one can be told they will go to hell and that God hates them and just shake it off. Everyone is affected by that, and sometimes in a long term way. I know. I’ve been there.

of people who I don’t think realize the irony of their actions. They know who they are; I do as well. It’s time you do, too.

Connor LeClerc

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Makes-Outin-the-Hallways: I am not sure why I am addressing you Mr. and Mrs. because it is very likely you’re not married. And for your information, professing your love through a violent game of tongue tag does not tell everyone you love each other. It actually sends a vibe scientifically known as DORHICD (Dramatic-Over-RomanticHighschooler-Induced-Cranial-Damage) which is the leading cause of PPV (public projectile vomiting) in many high school crowds, particularly large ones. Thank you, Connor LeClerc Dear Ms. Wears-Cotton-Candy-Scented-Perfume: Do you realize the message you’re sending to men? You are essentially saying, “If I smell like food, he will like me better!” That is a fat joke to every man on earth. What kind of men are you trying to attract? Wearing the smell of cotton candy

might’ve been socially acceptable in sixth grade when your favorite store was Toys ‘R’ Us. I’m just going to tell you now, if you keep wearing that perfume that smells like a delicious snack, carnies will hit on you. Thanks, Connor LeClerc P.S. You men who spray AXE and pollute the air with the thick smell of death; you’re pushing it, too. Dear Ms. Dresses-Like-Megan-Fox-from-JonahHex-on-Halloween-Day: I will not say that I don’t think Megan Fox is hot because that would be a hollow lie. I will say, however, you aren’t Megan Fox and should not attempt to try to dress like her on Halloween. Please, for the love of everything on this green earth, no mini-skirts and fishnets. Hauntedly, Connor LeClerc Dear Every-Member-of-Teams-Edward-and-Jacob: Why? Never Again, Connor LeClerc Dear Ms. Wears-PJ-Pants-to-School: Everyone is staring at you. No, you’re not dreaming. You are still in your pajamas, so wake up and stop gnawing on your binder because it isn’t food. Go put real clothes on, Connor LeClerc

You know what really

Grinds My Gears?

Some things just really annoy us. Senior Geordie Denholm takes a look at pesky problems around North

“I Could Care Less” Oh, so you DO care about my problem. I don’t think that’s what you’re trying to say.

Pencils that squeak Don’t pretend you don’t hear it! We all know you are just pretending so you don’t have to dig in your backpack for a different pencil.

Unanswered Class Questions Teachers, this is a rare occasion. You have our full (well, at least half) attention. Leaving questions unanswered will lead to stress later and the awkward e-mail over the weekend asking you for more details. Not So Bad

The worst

Justin Bieber Yes. The 14-yearold girl grinds my gears, but she isn’t worth my attention.

People who misquote Some people just weren’t born with good memory. It’s okay. It happens. But please save the quoting for the professionals!


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News - keeps friends, family and loved ones up-to-date with what is happening around the world . Here, we want to keep you up-to-date as well. What is going on with you? What is going on with your friends? What is going on at Columbus North?


Harry Potter and the deathly hallows: Part one Premiered at midnight


Robert Plattner San Suci Concert 6 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Performances by Over Tehran, Comfort, Edward Joyner, Q and I, Wings of a Martyr, Gray Splendor Lorf and When This Dies



thanksgiving break “My favorite part about Thanksgiving is definitely the food.“ senior Brandon Knapp

marching band awards 7 p.m. Erne Auditorium



SAT testing 7:45 a.m. North and East Today is the last day for late registration. Festival of lights parade 6 p.m. downtown

North Cross country competes at nike national championships Portland, Ore. compiled by Connor LeClerc and Ramya Vijayagopal

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key club meeting “We have large group meetings every other week and we also have officer meetings every other week, on the weeks that we don’t have the large group meetings. Key Club is a great way to give back to the community with your friends.” Key Club Co-President senior Angela Pikus


dodgeball tournament Senior Mitch Keller is hosting a dodgeball tournament Mon. Dec 6 at 9:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church youth center to benefit the Pregnancy Care Center.



december hanukkah begins at sundown

The Triangle: What are some of your favorite things about Hanukkah? Sophomore Emily Resnik: “My favorite things are probably eating traditional Jewish foods and getting together with my family and singing. We light the candles on the Menorah just like tradition stuff.” The Triangle: What are some of your favorite traditional Jewish foods? Resnik: “Matzo Ball soup. It’s made of MatzoMeal and you roll it up into a ball, it’s kind of like dough then you put it into boiling water and it cooks and you put it into broth and it’s just really good. It’s kind of hard to describe, because the Matzo balls don’t have very much of a flavor, it’s more of a texture sort of thing.”

“It is a church, so we’re going to try to obey the church’s rules.” Players must have a team of 7, pay a $21 team registration fee and register by Nov. 25 at Room 122.

10 white christmas Opening night 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 2:30 p.m. Sunday


act testing 8 a.m. North and East Today is the last day for late registration.



Band Concert 7:30 p.m. Erne Auditorium

The new vaccination requirements are in effect. Students in grades 6-12 must have 2 varicella vaccines, 1 TDAP, and 1 meningitis.

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GRAND SLAM Outdoor sports complex promises Bull Dog baseball a bright future Among the citizens packed into City Hall council room Nov. 3, 11 Columbus North baseball players and their coaches anticipated the Columbus City Council’s final decision to build the proposed outdoors sports complex. After a long and heated debate, the Council passed the plan by a unanimous vote. The new sports complex, located at the south end of Lafayette Street, will contain two baseball fields and two softball fields. By spring of 2012, the new fields will be ready to host games for North’s baseball team, Bartholomew County Little League and all of the national tournaments that come to Columbus. The complex will cost $10 million and will be funded by a 15-year, $700,000 annual bond, paid through the Economic Development Income Tax, a .1 percent annual income tax on Columbus residents. The average tax costs about $120 per year, and if the

complex passed, it would lock in this tax for 15 years. Citizens opposed to the project claimed that people could not afford the tax at this time. One man at the meeting stated “the majority of workers are not high-wage workers here in Columbus. It is the factory workers, waiters, and retail store workers that make up our working class.” However, the baseball team and City Council thought differently. Not only would Columbus be able to host games and tournaments, but North baseball would also have a state-of-the-art field to call home. “It’s a huge morale booster,” varsity coach Brian Muckerheide said. “These boys have worked so hard and deserve a great field to show off that talent every day.”

School, but the field has suffered smashed windows, broken equipment and other damages caused by vandals. According to the team, they deserve a better home and are dedicated to looking after the new one.

FROM THE TEAM The baseball team voices their opinions on the complex

“I’m glad for everyone. Even though I will not be able to play on it, I know the underclassmen will have a lot of success on it.” senior Blake Lane

“You (the city) will not have to pay one dime to maintain this field with my team by my side,” coach Muckerheide said. Principal David Clark, along with the baseball team, has also played an important role in advocating the construction of the new facility and is eager to see the fields be built. “I have enjoyed joining hands with the community to help build a field for our baseball team,” Mr. Clark said. “It’s been a great opportunity working with Parks and Rec. I believe this complex is a win-win not only for our school, but for the community as a whole.”

“This will add to our mentality and ability to play. Other teams pull up to our current facility and wonder if we are even a high school team (because our field is so bad).” junior Preston Shelton

The baseball team currently plays on Diamond 21 at Clifty Park by East High

“The sports complex will be better because then we don’t have to practice next to the East kids, and we can play on a halfwaydecent field.” sophomore Cody Clipp

“It doesn’t really have an effect on me since I will be in college by the time it is done, but it will be great for the underclassmen. We are trying to get a turf field, so that will help.” senior Levi Pollert

“We’re excited because we don’t have to drive across town, and we don’t have to deal with East, and the complex is going to be pretty sweet.” sophomore Coleden Hoeltke

ON DECK As construction will soon begin, follow the events of the complex’s journey The idea for a complex is first proposed.


The baseball diamond in use by the North’s baseball team is destroyed

Fall, 2009

The North baseball team moves to the fields by East.

Spring, 2010

The complex is passed for construction

November 3rd, 2010

Construction starts on the complex with moving dirt

Winter, 2010-11

Construction ends on the complex

Spring, 2012

compiled by Evan Trotta and Jason Latimer


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Columbus may seem to be boring to people within the community, but to the rest of the nation it has much to offer. Columbus has earned many national awards because of our public facilities, architecture and family-friendly environment.

what’s so great about columbus? These six landmarks are listed in the National Registry as historical landmarks compiled by Becca Brougher and Grace Fishvogt

Irwin Union Bank is linked to an office building and a three story building by a glass arcade. The building was designed in 1954 by architect Eero Saarinen. The building is located at 500 Washington St.

First Christian Church was originally known as the Tabernacle of Christ. The church was built in 1942 by architect Eliel Sarrinen and is located at 531 5th St.

The Miller Home was designated as a national historical landmark in 2000. Eero Saarinen built the home in 1957, and Daniel Urban Kiley headed the landscaping for the famous home. The Miller Home is located at 2400-2498 Highland St.

McDowell was converted into an adult education center in 1982 from its original state of an elementary school. The school was designed in 1960 by architect John Carl Warnecke. it is located at 2700 McKinley Ave.

North Christian Church was the last building designed by Eero Saarinen before his death in 1961. The church was completed in 1964. North Christian Church is located at 850 Tipton Ln.

First Baptist Church was designed in 1852. The current building was approved in 1964 and was designed by Harry Weese and Associates Inc. It is located at 3300 Fairlawn Dr.

we are famous

A recent study by Forbes magazine ranked Columbus, Ind. as the 10th best city in which to raise a family of 126 cities with a population of 100,000 or fewer citizens

Columbus has received national recognition many times and four of the most prestigious are highlighted here • Ranked number one in the country by the National Recreation and Park Association. Columbus earned this ranking because of the unusual facilities such as an ice skating rink, a skateboard park, an observation tower, and ivy-covered tunnel. • Ranked 6th in the nation for architectural innovation (ranked below Columbus are Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Washington D.C.

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Commute Time 45th/126 High School Graduation 27th/126 Household Income 9th/126 Cost of Living 55th/126 Home Ownership Rate 28th/126

here or there

• Downtown Columbus is listed by the National Register of Historical Places for First Christian Church, First Baptist Church, Miller Home, McDowell, North Christian Church and Irwin Union Bank • Columbus Visitor’s Center Architecture Tour was selected as one of Rand McNally’s Best of the Road in 2003.

200 students scored their favorite hangouts from one to 10, with 10 as their favorite. Restaurants - 1098 AMC Movie Theater - 1028 Stores - 958 Fair Oaks Mall - 882 Mill Race Park - 880 Columbus Bowling Alley - 863 Freedom Field Playground 685 Skate Park - 568 Other - 549 Lincoln Park Ice Rink - 209

love it/hate it

Students share their opinions on living in Columbus

“Columbus is beautiful; we have great parks and gorgeous architecture.” freshman Sharon Wang

“I dislike the smell. It’s disgusting. My favorite things are the parks. They are good for kids to get the exercise they need.” sophomore Andrew Albers

making their own fun Macall Twaddle and Alex Corpus were two of the four students who started Sunday Night Soccer, which starts every Sunday at 5:30. The game usually lasts until dark. Why did you start Sunday Night Soccer? Alex: I don’t play on a team, and I really like the sport. Macall: It’s a good way to socialize while doing something I love. What type of people come to Sunday Night Soccer? Alex: All different kinds of people: young ones, old ones, small ones, big ones, different races, everything and everybody. Macall: We get all kinds of kids. We get kids who have never touched a ball to kids who play in Indy for a club team. What is your favorite part? Alex: The penalty kicks at the end and the never ending games are the best part about [Sunday Night Soccer]. Macall: It’s really cool to see kids who have never touched a ball gain confidence. For example, Alex Rape went from being afraid of the ball to dominating on defense. What is your favorite memory from Sunday Night Soccer? Alex: The German Sunday was my favorite because there were so many people here, and it was fun to see how a different country plays soccer. Macall: The Germans came, and we had 62 people here. It was insane because we couldn’t tell whose team people were on, but it was a lot of fun a good way to meet the Germans.

“My least favorite is the construction because it is all pointless, and you have to take the long way. I like the parks because I can hang out with my friends.” junior Ashley Clements

“My least favorite thing is there is absolutely nothing to do. You have to find random things to do with friends. My favorite thing is that Columbus has that small town feeling to it, where it feels like you know everyone.” senior Hannah Walt photos by Keonna Durham

Twaddle’s and Corpus’ favorite Sunday Night Soccer memories related to the Sunday that the German exchange students were in town and 62 people showed up to play and meet the Germans.

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Ready to dual?

With college tuition on the rise, opportunities to gain college credit while still in high school are turning into deals students just might not want to refuse

of 2012 may New! class earn IU English credits Seniors with higher GPAs and eligibility to enroll at Indiana University will have the opportunity to take college-level English courses This year, due to the phasing out of the Inter-University Studies (IUS) program, some students lost the opportunity to bank credit hours for college. Next year, students will have the opportunity to enroll in Indiana University English college courses. The courses should transfer to any Indiana college or university, but whether or not the college accepts the credits depends on the college itself. According to English Department Chair Rick Weinheimer, IUS used to offer dual credit, high school credit and Vincennes credit, which the English Department decided to re-implement. “We took these courses straight from the East curriculum guide,” Mr. Weinheimer said. The two courses that will be available to seniors next year will be the IU English 131 College Composition course and the English J202 Literary Interpretations course. “English 131 will be offered first semester and English J202 will be offered second semester,” he said. Unfortunately, not everyone may be eligible to take these college courses.

“These courses will be offered to seniors,” Mr. Weinheimer said. “(The student) has to have the capability to be able to enroll at IU.” English teacher Mimi Bingham said that those seniors wanting to take these dual credit classes must have a high GPA. The courses will cost the same as the credit hour cost at IU, which is currently $86.65 per hour. “The English courses are three-hour courses,” Mr. Weinheimer said. “This means that students will have to pay $259.95 for one course.” The cost of the course will be prone to change when IU college credit hour prices increase or decrease. “You will not necessarily be saving money for the courses because they are the same price as IU’s, but you will be banking credits,” Mr. Weinheimer said. “By the time you get to college you won’t have to pay as much room and board. If you take the English course, the dual credit economics class and pass the AP Calculus test, you could have a full semester paid.”

by Emma Smith

YOU’VE BEEN ACCEPTED Although the majority of dual credit articulation agreements are with IUPUC, Ivy Tech and Vincennes, the credits earned are accepted by most Indiana colleges


A Good Deal

Classes offered as dual credit for following year



Discrete Math Precalculus AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC Multi-variable Calculus AP Chemistry AP Physics Honors Physics Economics English 131 English J202 AP Economics Humanities German ACP IUS Pre-Calculus IUS US History IUS Govt./Econ. IUS Technology Year II Computer Apps. 1 Computer Apps. 2 Business Principles & Mgt.

C4 Courses Dental Assistance Engineering Law Enforcement Architecture Machining Electronics Teacher Education

3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 6 3 6 3 3 3 3 3

Credits 33 12 12 10 24 15 12

source: C4 team leader Becki Combs

Senior Neil Semmel shares insights on taking dual credit classes Q: What college do you plan to attend? A: I want to go to Rose Hulman. Q: What dual credit classes have you taken? A: I’ve taken digital electronics, finite math, advanced Java programming, and intro to C Sharp programming. Q: How many dual credits do you have? A: I’ll have 18 at the end of the year. Q: What is your opinion about dual credits? A: “It’s great because I get to go to Ivy Tech and work on stuff to put me on track for my career.” compiled by Kayleigh Steigerwalt

These state institutions recognize credits from dual credit courses

Butler University

DePauw University

Indiana University

Purdue University

Ball State University




West Lafayette


A light box is a device that emits 10,000 lux of light, similar to the sun, but without the effects of UV rays.

Junior Erica Alessi is one of those who has been diagnosed.

“[The light box] is supposed to mimic the sun and trick your brain into thinking it’s sunny instead of dark outside,” Alessi said. “This makes you feel more energetic. I turn it

“I start to crave what I call comfort food; french fires, mashed tators, chicken fingers, all the fried carbs,’ Alessi said. “ The one I have to fight myself over, though, is cookie dough. When I start to get emotional, I can literally eat the stuff by the tube. I am an emotional eater anyway, so this time of year it’s bad.”

“I take two different medicines: one for the depression and another for S.A.D.,” Alessi said. “ I take the depression medicine year round, but I just started this new one. Also, my psychiatrist recommended a light box.”

“The disorder is becoming more and more known,” Mrs. Pfaffenberger said. “A lot of times it isn’t diagnosed, and people will try to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol if their depression is bad.”

“I love Christmas, and my birthday is this time of year,” she said. “It makes it a lot better.”

Despite the cold, dark conditions, the holiday season improves Alessi’s mood.

Having a mood disorder affects the way Alessi approaches food.

Multiple treatment options are available for Alessi.

According to Mrs. Pfaffenberger, awareness of Seasonal Affective Disorder are on the rise.

“I was diagnosed with clinical depression in the spring of my sophomore year,” she said. “Ever since, I have been recording everything and taking in details of my personality and how it changes, like when I start to get sad.”

“I exercise everyday because it gives off endorphins that make you naturally feel better,” she said. “On days I don’t have soccer, I run on my own.”

Alessi also exercises to improve her mood.

on for 30 minutes every morning.”

“We noticed that [the changes] start to get really bad right after fall soccer season,” she said. “My mom did research and figures out what S.A.D. was. She called my psychiatrist and they diagnosed me with S.A.D. a few weeks ago.”

Alessi noticed a trend in her mood changes.

“This number definitely applies to students at North,” Psychology teacher Laurie Pfaffenberger said. “This includes Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). People are usually born with a genetic disposition toward it.”

five people has a mood disorder.


Senior Erica Alessi was recently diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder, a mood disorder that changes as the seasons come and go.


Why So

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Social Withdraw

Loss of Energy


Difficulty concentrating



W inter Symptoms

The best way to fight Seasonal Affective Disorder is to be aware of the side effects, even in the summer. The symptoms are the reverse of winter’s side effects, but are just as serious.

Know the enemy

“It sounds dumb, but it actually works,” Senior Erica Alessi said. Alessi uses a light box that helps her adjust to having Seasonal Affective Disorder. The light box mimics the sun to “trick” your brain into thinking it is sunny.

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10:30 a.m.

5:45 a.m.

“I meet in Coach Weinheimer’s room everyday. I am already dressed to run. I think running makes me feel positive and energized.“

‘I get home from practice, and I usually start my homework. If I get home later, sometimes my mom will have dinner ready. I still feel good after I run, but it takes a lot out of you.” “I go to bed because of the early morning practices. Nine seems early to go to bed, but I am usually tired enough that I sleep well.”

“I usually don’t feel down throughout the school day. If I do, it’s right before lunch because I get hungry. Sometimes I eat a snack in fourth period.”

“I eat healthy because food that is too greasy can make my stomach hurt, especially on hard run days. It is recommended that I drink 64 ounces of water throughout the day to keep me hydrated.”

9:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

3:35 p.m.

Sophomore Caryn Wolfe describes how running keeps her active and in a good mood throughout the day

“I get to school. We have to be ready to run at 6. We run a few miles to open up our system. It wakes me up, and I like to be with my friends before school. It makes me less stressed.”


All in a Day’s

FALL Greicy Patino


Ben Belding

Dylan Everett



SPRING “I like spring because it is the start of the skydiving season.” senior

“My favorite season is Fall because it is the start of hunting season.” sophomore




“I can’t decide on one. I love showing my horse in the summer, but I love baking during the holidays.” freshman Taylor Wall


“Summer is my favorite season because I have the opportunity to go to Mexico every summer and visit relatives.” sophomore

Brandon Meredith

“I like winter because there are snowball fights, sledding and a lot of other fun activities to do.” senior


205 students share the season when they feel the happiest and the activities that brighten their mood


compiled by Caitlin Wilson and Roth Lovins

Increased Sex Drive

Weight Loss

Poor Appetite




Trouble Sleeping

Summer Symptoms

Weight Gain

Increased Appetite for Carbohydrates



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How are Bull Dogs spending their free time during and after the school day? Read on to learn about a unique place of employment of a senior, why three are involved as assistants in the athletic office and pair of passionate sophomores who love to ice skate.


Three student assistants bring “field work” to “office work” in the athletic department senior Christian Miller What kinds of things do you help with? I help with the athletic events, like with the set-up or clean-up. What are your responsibilities? Before football games, I set up. After football games, I clean up.

SA requirements • Teachers choose student assistants • Students have to pass courses. • Good attendance • Good behavior • Trustworthy source: assistant principal Susan Scott

What are the time requirements? Are you required to go to the sporting events? We are not required to go to every event, but if we want to, it’s during football season, especially. On Fridays, football games, I help with the set-up. And on Mondays, after the game, it’s clean up, so we look around if there’s anything left from the game.

Senior Courtney Larson has been a student teacher’s assistant for four years. The first three years she was the student teacher assistant for P.E. and Health teacher Megan Shaff. “I became involved in this after I found myself just sitting in resource because all my work was usually done,” Larson said. Larson switched from being Mrs. Shaff’s assistant to Mr. Hester’s when he asked her if she would want to be the athletic student teacher assistant at the beginning of her senior year.

How did you get involved in this? I’ve known Mr. Roberts for awhile, and I talk to him a lot, so I just got into it. How does this benefit you? I just think it’s very fun, and it’s nice to work there.

sophomore Drake Maddix “I got involved in this starting at Central Middle School. The athletic director, Mrs. Rottinghaus, asked me at the end of my seventh grade year to assist her. After my eighth grade year, I e-mailed Mr. Hester, and he accepted me in the athletic department. I have been an athletic office teacher’s assistant for a little over

compiled by Erika Espinoza

a year now. I help with all kinds of things in the athletics department. I help set up the complexes for the athletic events, hang signs up, take care of workers and officials at the events, take teams to locker rooms and do what Mrs. McCoy, Mr. Roberts, and Mr. Hester need. This job takes a lot of my time because I attend most

athletic events here. Some events I am expected to be at or to work. Other events are low priority and it is not necessary for me to go. I enjoy this; it benefits me in several ways. I am learning and seeing how a real athletic department works, learning life experiences and possibly exploring a future career that I enjoy. “

She started to do different tasks almost every week. “Every Monday I write on the dry erase board for all the upcoming athletic events for the week,” she said. Larson also helps number tickets, fill media guides, answer phone calls, sell tickets and puts all of the recent trophies in the front trophy case.

She is not required to go to every sporting event, but she attends as many as she can because she enjoys them. Larson has extra recourse time available to her to finish homework, even though she has tasks to accomplish in the athletic office. “Being in the athletic office gives me the opportunity to help them (teachers) out with the small things they don’t always have time for.” Although she is not sure of what she will study in college, she still finds being an athletic director interesting. Larson utilizes being a student teacher assistant to her best ability. “Being a student TA is a great thing because it allows the student to give back to the teachers or adults in the building,” she said. “It also builds stronger relationships with their teachers or adults, making high school a little easier.”

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15 get to know...

: s ’ heese C . e Chuck

Where a Teen can get a Job

Student works as a child’s hero behind a sweaty mouse costume

photo by Sarah Barriger

Out of the mouse suit, Hutson fixes a ticket jam in a baseball game Nov. 12 at Chuck E. Cheese. Chuck E. Cheese’s corporate policy prohibited The Triangle from photographing Hutson partially in the suit.

Senior AJ Hutson looked through mesh eye holes down at the thrilled kids dancing about in front of him. Some of their faces expressed amusement while others indicated they were petrified by the giant mouse easily identified as Chuck E. Cheese. Hutson found himself working at Chuck E. Cheese’s the week after he turned sixteen. “I was forced to start working here by my mother,” he said. “I’ve been working here for over two years now.” Senior Holli Carter has been working at Chuck E. Cheese’s for over a year and agrees that working there is amusing.

“The head is a football helmet, and overalls make up the legs,” Hutson said. “The feet are huge, the shirt is giant, and there are two gloves covering your arms.”

“If someone’s not happy, then you’re not doing your job.”

“I like to work with little kids,” Carter said. “If someone’s not happy, then you’re not doing your job. Jobs at Chuck E. Cheese’s range from kitchen prep to game attendant, but being Chuck E. was Hutson’s niche. “It’s a fun job because no one knows it’s you so I like messing with people I know,” Hutson said. In spite of mice being small, the suit is large enough to consume and hide the person inside.

In order to work in the giant mouse costume, one must follow a crucial rule. “You can’t talk,” Hutson said. “You have to be outgoing and be loud with movements.” In addition to no speaking, Hutson had to remember another key rule: “Every child must see Chuck E.” “Every time you come out, kids run up to you,” Hutson said. “Some kids are scared to death, and others like to punch the

nose.” At the top of each hour, Chuck E. appears and greets children with high fives and hugs. Sometimes Chuck E. even strikes a pose. “We do take pictures,” Hutson said. “Sometimes you catch yourself smiling (inside the suit), but then remember they can’t see you.” by Kyla Ball


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Bull Dogs are always on the move in and out of school. Athletes are involved with sports in the fall and winter, while other students are busy helping others in a time of need. No matter what it is, we show commitment in everything we do every season of the year.

Memorable Fall sports are finished, players share what moments stood out the most Minutes


men’s xc

“One of the keys events to our season happened at our team camp. Every night our team has a logbook session where we talk about training, excellence, how the day went and the plan for the next day. On this specific night, when the logbook session for the whole team ended, about 10 guys still sat at the campsite just kind of looking at each other. Then we asked Coach Weinheimer, “Coach, could we have an extra logbook?” He said that we could, so the 10 guys moved their camp chairs and logbooks over to where Coach Weinheimer, Coach Tyler and Coach Matchette were sitting and we just started to talk. We talked about what we could do as a group to make us very hard to beat for anyone in the country. All of the guys in the circle were really excited and fired up because we were getting to do some things that no one had ever done before us. When the meeting ended, we were all really fired up. We couldn’t wait for the racing to start. This night was really significant for us because it was this night that we decided that we were going to make ourselves the absolute best that we could possibly be. We were not going to let anybody or anything stop us.” senior Tim Hofmeister


women’s Soccer

“My most memorable moment for me this year was our final get together at Emma Smith’s house. The set up for our team dinner was beautiful and well thought out. There were posters of each person on the sectional roster hanging from the ceiling. The party brought back memories of past seasons, how hard we had worked to get to the Semi and State finals. It was great team bonding.” sophomore Michelle Amlung


women’s golf

“The most memorable moment this season was our team bonding sleep overs. Before tournaments, all ten girls would go to Erinn’s (Sutton) house to spend the night. We tie dyed shirts, ate pasta, played charades, and got to know each other. This year we were all close and we had a great season.” junior Jamie Rothbart


men’s Tennis


women’s xc

“The most memorable moment for our team was probably getting runner-up at State. The race was really exciting and after we were walking through mobs of people holding onto each other trying to stay together. The fact that I was running in State the next day didn’t hit me until the gun went off. It was a very exciting and memorable moment when our team was called to the podium. I can’t wait for next year but I don’t want it to pass too fast.” freshman Mackenzie Caldwell

“Our last match of Regionals was against Bloomington South. We knew it was going to be a rough match going into it. We won the first set but during the second set we started getting arrogant. As a result, we lost the second set and started losing motivation. We talked to our coach and he told us to play for our pride and stop worrying. He also said to go out there and have fun and laugh. Bloomington South had 10 match points on us before we ended up winning the game. It was nerve-racking to know that one bad hit could mean a loss. That pressure helped us come back to win the third set and the match.” junior Slater Long

winter season Sneak-peek Coming into the winter season, athletes predict the outcomes for their teams SENIOR TYLER GREATHOUSE


men’s soccer

“It was the Sectional final game and we were playing East. We were really pumped and ready to play. At the end of regulation, we were still tied zero to zero. We still had two seven minute overtime periods to try to beat East and win. As the clock was running out for the end of overtime we were still tied. Since we were tied, we had to go into a penalty kick shoot-out. We made every shot going into East’s last and final shot. [East] hit the cross bar and everyone went crazy, but we still had one more shot. Nate Kaplan stepped up and the whistle blew. The ball hit the net. As soon as Nate scored everyone ran to celebrate.” freshman Ethan Smith

SOPHOMORE Sam larson


“Last year we finished 15-6 and lost to Bloomington South in the sectional finals and I think we can be better than we were last year.”

“As a team I think our goal is to be on track for a title in the near future, where ever that puts us. As an individual, I’m looking to win a state title and help our relays do the same.”

“As a team to win state. As an individual to perfect all my dives. There’s a new assistant coach, and a lot more guys diving this season too.”

“Well this year is a rebuilding year losing some great seniors. But also losing two coaches. So it is hard to completely know but everyone is giving it their all to be the best.”









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FRESHMAN cody taylor


“The personal and team moment that stands out to me is the game against Bloomington North. We overcame many cases of adversity and came together as a team. During this game we lost six offensive and defensive starters. We bounced back and ended up winning the game on a last second Hail Mary I threw to Christian Williams. It was one of the most exciting and memorable wins of my career.” junior Kyle Kamman

senior sophomore chelsea huff jessie “We definitely have a lot more desire to finish stronger than last season. It just comes down to executing. Last year we finished 14-7 and lost to Bloomington South in the first round of sectionals. We have a new coach, Pat McKee.”


freudenthaler “(To stay in shape) I

“This year we could am in track and I do all use improvement. I think we’ll do great this season. Last year we did well, but our sectional dates got messed up and I think it hurt our mental part in the training. This year will be better.”

conditioning on the side. (My goal for this season) is to get my reverse flip.”



senior tessa lane


“We motivate eachother. Also the thought that this could be the last year for gymnastics in high schools. Once the season starts, we practice 4-5 times a week for 2-3 hours so about 12-15 hours a week.”

"I like cheerleading because I love sports and supporting them is a lot of fun and I love showing my school spirit. I just enjoy cheerleading."

“It was September 30th and it was a regular season match against the Olympian girls volleyball team. All 11 of us were excited to play our own house. Every point we fought and cared for. Even though the score didn’t show, we played our hearts out. We lost, but it was our best game of the season. The game was a blast.” senior Alex Reid

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18 go dogs...

photo by Mackenzie Goins

“My favorite part of skating is the spins,” Elizabeth said. “I like the feeling that you get when spinning,” For more information on Information of skating and getting involved at Hamilton center check out Hamilton center. net.

True Grace FIGURE EIGHTS, JUMPS and lifts, spins and turns and gold medals are just the exterior of figure skating. After 10 years of skating, freshmen Elizabeth and Megan Pan have discovered opportunities from their hobby.

“At Hamilton Center there are several different opportunities for figure skating. One opportunity is skating club. There are several different levels to achieve. I am considered a Novice and so is Elizabeth,” Megan said. Megan describes how skaters achieve higher levels. “To move up levels you have to pass skating tests. You are judged in four categories: free style, pairs, moves in the field, ice dance. Moves in the field are the turns and jumps,” Megan said. Every year the Hamilton Center Ice Arena puts on an ice show,

Pan twins describe what it means to be figure skaters

which Megan and Elizabeth have participated in for the last nine years.

Figure skaters also participate competitions, but the sisters have not entered a competition since the 5th grade.

“Practice starts in the middle of January, but the ice show is in April,” Elizabeth said.

“Skating for us is just a hobby, and we don’t plan on continuing after high school. We have not competed in a competition in many years. For me, it is more important to pass skating test and earn metals. I mean, I have no intention of going to the Olympics,” Megan said.

Skating club allows the sisters to practice for the ice show. “For skate club we pay dues for time on the ice. One hour on either Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We spend 45 minutes on the ice each week with a group of 24 girls,” Megan said. The exspenses for figure skating add up quickly. “Skates can cost up to a couple hundred, but the blades are separate. However, both the skate boots and blades last awhile,” Elizabeth said.

Although they have not participated in figure skating competitions, Megan still loves the ice. “Ice dancing is my favorite part of skating,” Megan said. “It’s harder than it looks. Ice dance is like ballroom dancing on ice.” by Hillary McCloskey

Life on Ice Freshman Andrew Schwartz gives up his time, money and health for hockey The chill from the rink,

the heaviness of the hockey gear, the slice of skates against the ice and the sound of fans cheering. Freshman Andrew Schwartz lives for these overwhelming sensations in a hockey game.

photo by Mackenzie Goins

“The most important thing to remember about hockey is that you have to play hard,” Schwartz said. “And as a team or you will lose.”

“My cousin really got me into hockey because he played,” Schwartz said. “I decided that I wanted to play hockey because most kids played football. I wanted to be good at something that most kids didnt know about.” Schwartz spends multiple hours each week at the rink.

“Every day after school I go to to the rink and skate around and practice individually,” he said. “All of my weekends are full of games. Also, I have team practice most nights.” Although practicing individually is important to Schwartz, it is his team that keeps his passion alive. “Spending time with my teammates is my favorite part of hockey,” he said. “I like everyone that is on my team, and we just all have good chemistry together,” Not only does he sacrifice time, but he also sacrifices his well being.

“Hockey has to be up high on the most dangerous list. I cracked my ribs once by being pushed into the board the team sits behind. I have also torn several muscles. A lot of people get injured when they play hockey,” Schwartz said. Schwartz defines himself by his most proficient skill: speed.

“I play forward. A forward has to be one of the fast guys. Forwards are the ones who are tying to score goals,” he said. “I could never play goalie because I hate skating slow.” For Schwartz, hockey is not just a

sport; it is his life.

“I plan on continuing to play hockey throughout high school and even beyond that,” he said. “I have been invited to several college hockey camps and have gotten letters in the mail about colleges and hockey.” Yelling and screaming from parents and fans, the swooshing of the blades scraping the ice, the burning pain from being checked against the wall and the cold air surrounding him as he plays another hockey game.

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This year's Can Drive, CANSTRUCTION, kicked off Nov. 8. Student Assembly members and teachers relate their past memories and offer ways to get involved As chairs for one of the biggest school events during the winter holiday season, seniors Grace Yonushonis and Kiley Broad could not be happier about being in charge of CANstruction, this year's Can Drive. "I was excited because I knew it would be a big job," Yonushonis said. [Kiley and I] got started right away because we wanted it to be a big success."

because of the impact Can Drive has. "[When I found out I was going to be the chair] I was happy," Broad said. "It's a great event and has a lot of influence on the community. " Yonushonis and Broad share the main responsibilities of putting on door hangings, a list of when they are picking up the cans, and making sure everything is running smoothly.

Broad also had similar emotions

Senior Student Assembly member Hunter Sims, who chose Yonushonis and Broad as chairs, believes every student should contribute. "Can Drive does a lot of good for people who really need help," Sims said. "It's not hard [to be involved] and makes a positive impact." Can Drive lasts until Dec. 22, and students are encouraged to bring cans to their 1st period class.

photo by Luke Carr

Seniors Grace Yonushonis and Hunter Sims organize cans in Senior Circle Tuesday morning.

Spanish teacher Marcia Cheek teaches a class. Mrs. Cheek has been a major contender in the can drive class competition for the last few years. " It's not about winning or losing. It's about reaching your goal." Mrs. Cheek said.

Senior Alex Rape sits in the Dean's office. " I look forward to Can Drive all year long because the collections with friends are very fun and giving the food to the families gives me the most wonderful feeling." Rape said.

2010 can drive By the numbers

photo by keonna durham

“I want the students to be motivated to raise cans. They need to do it for the right reason for the people who are less fortunate. I told this year’s class they have big shoes to fill.” Spanish Teacher Marcia Cheek

23,500 Cans

150 Families 31 School Days (Nov. 8- Dec. 22)

“I think Columbus is unique in taking care of its own. [Can Drive] is a unique opportunity to help others and be apart of the system.” LRC teacher Mary Hamlin “I always look forward to see how our students fulfill leadership and responsibilities and seeing the variety of students that have passion for this.” Assistant Principal John Green

750 Hours

80 assembly members 1 Charity (Love Chapel)


A breakdown of what's in a box photo by keonna durham

“My favorite part of Can Drive is delivering the boxes of food to the families. They are so grateful for the gift of food that they smile from ear to ear. I love being able to give them this gift for the holidays.” Senior Alex Rape

Bread Turkey Can Veggies Soup.

photo by Ellen Pherral

Cans are piling up in Senior Circle. The first few cans were picked up last week, Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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Check out what Marie Claire magazine thinks of the CBS show “Mike and Molly.” Find out the release date for the next movie, cd, or game your going to buy. Plan your TV schedule for this week. Learn about the hidden talents of CNHS students. Steal Fall recipes from some of your teachers. If you are the first to finish and bring in the crossword you will get a prize.

Why should you care? The newest CBS sitcom “Mike

Jenny Dieckmann

and Molly” focuses on two overweight individuals named Mike Biggs, played by Billy Gardell, and Molly Flynn, played by Melissa McCarthy. They met at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting where they unexpectedly fell in love. Between Mike’s trailer trash mother and Molly’s plastic surgery addict mother and ditzy sister, they are coincidentally perfect for each other.

Although the CBS sitcom “Mike and Molly” has attracted around ten million viewers as of Nov. 8, Maura Kelly of Marie Claire Magazine cannot put aside the size of the two main characters. At 9 a.m. on Oct. 25, Marie Claire online blogger Maura Kelly published an unnecessary, narcissistic and belligerent article criticizing the bigger build of Mike and Molly. Her article basically said that “fatties,” as she likes to call them, that are attracted to each other on television and in real life disgust her. Here is a little glimpse of the article. “So anyway, yes I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and rolls of fat kissing each other...because I’d be grossed out if I had to watch them doing anything. To be brutally honest, even in real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing

to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room-just like I’d find it distressing if I saw a very drunk person stumbling across a bar or a heroine addict slumping in a chair.” Way to be brutally honest, Ms. Kelly. I am refering to you as Ms. merely because I doubt that any sort of man would marry such an ignorant woman. I am all for others expressing their opinions, however this woman clearly went too far. I would like to know what she thinks of the old sitcom “Roseanne.” Clearly Roseanne and Dan were overweight, but no one completely bashed their television show online. To be completely honest Ms. Kelly, you’re an idiot. Because if you honestly watched “Mike and Molly,” they are never grossly all over each other. They do the normal things that normal couples do because they are, believe it or not, normal. This will make everyone laugh: Ms. Kelly had the nerve to write an apology saying that she “never wanted anyone to feel bullied or ashamed after reading this.” Are you kidding me? How could someone not feel bullied or ashamed after reading this article? Well, I am predicting that a few million Marie Claire lovers will revoke their subscriptions. So, besides Ms. Kelly’s negative opinion of “Mike and Molly,” I believe everyone should watch it. It is the funniest sitcom I have seen in a long time. In closing, everyone needs to watch “Mike and Molly” Monday nights at 9:30 on CBS.

Fun and Games ACROSS 2. The maximum amount of dual credit hours a student can receive in enforcement 4. Andrew Schwartz’s favorite thing about hockey 6. How many hours a week the swim team practices 8. How old A.J. Hutson was when he started working at Chuck E. Cheese’s 10. Rebecca Malburg

is a Harry Potter _____ fan 12. A popular Sunday night activity DOWN 1. The place where Courtney Larson, Drake Maddix and Christian Miller help 3. This school fund raiser is that only one that collects cans 5. Baseball players are happy to see this pass

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10 p.m. on ABC A prominent writer, Richard Castle, shadows an NYPD detective, Kate Beckett, and writes about his findings in his books.

No Ordinary Family


8 p.m. on ABC After a family plane crash in South America, each member begins to realize their super powers.

The Middle


8 p.m. on CBS A middle class family in Orson, Indiana lives a funny, awkward and just plain weird lifestyle.



11 p.m. on TBS Former NBC late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien stars in his own new program.

School Pride


8 p.m. on NBC A renovation show that remodels broken down schools

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22 chill out...



22 - Ke$ha “Cannibal” 26 - Nicki Minaj “Pink Friday” 29 - “Tangled”(PG)


09 - Wale “Back to the Feature” 10 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) - The Tempest (PG-13)

15 - Common “The Believer” 17 - Tron: Legacy (NR)

students share their talents “I am the Indiana State Champion of Speed Stacking.” freshman Luke Red

-Yogi Bear (PG)

22 - Gulliver’s Travels (NR)

The recipe report Sugared Cranberries

2 C. Water 2 C. Sugar 2 C. Fresh Cranberries 1 C. Superfine Sugar In a sauce pan combine water and sugar. Heat until the sugar dissolves in the water, remove from heat and add cranberries. Place mixture in the refrigerator at least eight hours. Drain the liquid off of the cranberries. Put the superfine sugar in a shallow dish and add the cranberries. Roll the cranberries around until they are completely coated. Remove and place in a single layer on a flat surface to dry for one hour. English teacher Alison Williams

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1 cup butterscotch chips 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup peanuts 2 cups chow mein noodles Microwave the butterscotch chips and peanut butter on 50 percent power for three to five minutes. Add remaining ingredients and blend to coat noodles thoroughly. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let sit and harden. Teacher’s assistant Cathy Simmons

Spider Cookies

1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 bag of butterscotch chips 1 bag of chow mein noodles Melt the chocolate and butterscotch in the microwave at one minute intervals, stirring after each minute (takes about three minutes). Stir in chow mein noodles and coat with mixture. Using a teaspoon, heap piles of mixture on to a cookie sheet and freeze for two hours. May serve frozen or at room temperature. science teacher Cheryl Dieckmann

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potter pandemonium Senior Becca Malburg has been enchanted by the Harry Potter series. Malburg finds ways to make her life a little more magical “EXPELLIARMUS!” The cry shot through the silence of the classroom. Heads turned, English teacher Dennis Lindsey laughed and senior Rebecca Malburg quickly silences her phone. Malburg’s spell ring tone is one of the many ways she ties Harry Potter into her everyday life. “I read the first and third [Harry Potter books] in fifth grade, and then just this December, I decided to read the whole series,” Malburg said. Malburg was hooked and joined the thousands of people around the world in the Harry Potter craze. However, this summer, Malburg experienced more than just printed words. She lived in the story. “We went to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter on opening day and had to get there at five in the morning. We didn’t get in until 10 a.m.,” Malburg said. “It was awesome. It looked like what you see in the movies. They really came alive.” The magic did not stop there however Malburg has taken a positive outlook on the construction. “Some friends and I have code named some the construction zones based on Harry Potter places. For example the boarded up hallway by the band room is the Room of Requirement,” Malburg said. “It is something to laugh and joke about in the halls.” As November 19, release date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One, drew near, Malburg made plans for a gigantic finale. After eating Harry Potter foods and playing a quick game of Quidditch, Malburg and her friends headed to the midnight premier dressed in costume. “It’s sad that the series is coming to an end,” Malburg said, “but I’m excited to see [the movies]. Harry Potter is excellent.” by Geordie Denholm and Sam Schriener

“I would be Luna Lovegood because she doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her and she has a unique sense of style.”

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park that Malburg visited, opened at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. in the summer of 2010. “I think anyone would enjoy it,” Malburg said. “It had attractions that would appeal to all ages.”

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