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columbus north’s the triangle designed by lauren owens

july 30, 2014 • special edition volume 95 www.cnhsmedia.com


Our national award-winning Log yearbook will capture the people, the events and the soul of Bull Dog Nation this school year. On May 27, be part of the excitement and energy of Delivery Day by reserving your copy of the 2015 Log NOW. Last

year, over 70 students were left without a yearbook because there were no extras. Don’t miss out. Order yours today! Order your Log yearbook outside room 1505, in the main office or online at www. yearbookordercenter.com (order #8881)at its sale price of $55 until Sept. 30, After that, books may be ordered through Herff Jones only for $70 until Jan. 24.

2015 it’s all about

this year • your year • THE year


blueprint

Blueprint is a special edition of The Triangle, published specifically for the Class of 2018 and students new to Columbus North High School. WELCOME!

03 ourstaff journalism 1 Taylor Calloway Chris Case Hannah Graham Kobe Gray Megan Henderson Katherine Homer Tessa Madigan Maddy Neal Emily Nelson Lauren Owens Karli Reynolds Peyton Rhodes Kenzie Rooks Fiona Smythe Eileen Son Kate Stewart Taylor VanEpps Reagan Ward Brooke Weber Nolan Wetherwald

adviser

kim green, mje Want to look like a Bull Dog right away? Take a look at what you can buy in the bookstore, from binders to mints. You can also stop by the athletic office to purchase spirit wear

Talk to staffers from CNHS Media’s four news sources to learn about staying upto-date with what’s happening here or about joining Bull Dog News Network, the Triangle newsmagazine, the Log yearbook or CNHSMedia.com

photojournalism Connor Agnew River Boyce Chloe Chambers Megan Cherry Natalie Fant Mercedes Fields Hannah Frey Antonio Garcia Ashley Holliday Sierra Lax Tristan Likens Daniel Liming Nellie Niese Danielle Sharp Hannah Spinks Victoria Wilkerson Shelbie Young Kristen Dager Karol Espinoza Kayla Graham Mary Jeffries Madelynn Marks Katrina May Hartsel McDaniel Ankitaben Patel Leah Pawlus Dianna Ruiz-Knox Abigail Schabel Taylor Sprong

adviser

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meet the

BIG DOGS

main office crew

“My favorite part about being at North is the opportunity to associate with the fabulous students that attend school here because each day I get to talk with future bankers, farmers, mechanics, teachers, lawyers, engineers, doctors and plumbers.” Principal David Clark

“Freshman year is all about possibilities and choices. Students who make good choices about friends and activities are always the happiest and most successful in high school and beyond.” Assistant Principal Susan Scott

“Given our demographics we provide so many opportunities for our students to excel in many ways such as academics, performing arts, athletics, leadership and good social interaction.” Assistant Principal John Green

“North is a great school because it has so much to offer to the students.” Between the different clubs, sports and school activities, there is something for everyone. Office Secretary Caitlin Hehe

It’s the best because of all the caring professionals who want only success and the very best for our students and one another. Administrative Assistant to the Principal Cheryl Brosey


counseling center

designed by Megan Cherry, Hannah Frey and Sierra Lax

My favorite part of being at North is participating in the education and mentoring of so many students. There are so many opportunities for our students. Counselor Sandy Freshour (Freshman & Juniors A-K)

“North has a longstanding, stellar reputation for rigorous academics, competitive athletics and successful extracurricular activities.” Counselor LuAnn Davis (Sophomores & Seniors A-K)

The first year of high school is a new chapter to the school experience. There are so many new opportunities and experiences available!” Counselor Julie Speer (Freshman & Juniors L-Z)

“North is full of academic and extracurricular opportunities for students. We have caring, hard working and creative teachers and staff.” Counselor Karmen Riley (Sophomores & Seniors L-Z)

“If a freshman gets off on the right foot and earns credits, a good GPA and good attendance rate, the remaining three years will be very good. Starting off right will save a student a lot of work in the end.” Counseling Director Patrick Pemberton

“I graduated from North, so I’m a Bull Dog at heart. We have a great staff serving our students.” Counseling Secretary Rhonda Murray

“Freshman year is a great year to meet new friends and get accustomed to a new school. It is an exciting time of learning and new wonderful experiences.” Counseling Secretary Jenny Kim

“I believe North is a great school because we have great teachers who want to help students succeed and classes that prepare students for the next step in their lives.” Counselor Secretary Bev Addis

deans office

“Strong academics, strong extracurricular programs, great parent support and a dedicated faculty.” Dean Aaron Karrer (Last Names A-F)

“My favorite part about being at North is being a part of a team that genuinely cares about kids and each other.” Dean Janae Norman (Last Names P-Z)

“My favorite part of being at North is that I really enjoy the students. It is fun to watch them grow and become young adults.” Dean Secretary Cara Garris

“Freshman is a good year because it can be a year of transitional learning. Here, kids are expected to be young adults and continue through their senior years.” Dean Jim Sheridan (Last Names G-O) “Freshman year is the best because you get a chance to start over. There are so many more clubs, sports and people than in junior high school.” Dean Secretary Wendy DeLuna

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B U L L D O G S ! Welcome to your freshman year at Columbus North! MY NAME IS VINCE GRANA, and I am your student body president. I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as I can in the halls. I REMEMBER my freshman year I had to deal with almost half of the school being under construction. However, now you will get the luxury of a completely new and modernized school. At first it will seem BIG, but I thought the same thing. After a few weeks understanding the layout will become second nature! Some of my favorite things to do here at North are participating in the Student Assembly and attending the famous NORTH vs. EAST game in any sport. You get what you put into high school, and the best way to make your time here memorable is to get involved. Getting involved your freshman year won’t just make your sophomore, junior and senior years more enjoyable, but it will also open many doors for you, such as discovering a hidden interest or meeting new people. As a freshman I thought that FOUR years was quite a long time to be at North, but I can assure you that it will fly by. North is a great place to make lasting memories so cherish your time and make the most of it! Yours truly, Vince Grana


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he annual Trike Race takes place on the track at Max Andress Field the afternoon of Homecoming the last two periods of the day. Prior to the even, students may form teams with their friends, name themselves and dress up. Two types of trikes, big and small, make up the competition. Students not competing watch from the stands and may participate in special field events between heats.

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photo by amelia herrick

omecoming is the annual football game followed by a dance. The Homecoming queen is crowned at halftime following the presentation of the court. The tradition of Homecoming brings CNHS Alumni to the game as well as current students.

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hysics students put their skills to the test by construction their own boats and racing them across the Chick Newell Natatorium pool in the annual Boat Race. Students in resources may go down to watch the excitement.

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ttending a North vs. East game fun; in fact, attending all of them is a must. Fans dress up to a theme or in blue and white to cheer on the Bull Dogs against the Olympians in the annual rivalry.

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he week before Spring Break features Blah Week when students dress up to a different theme each day, such as Tacky Tourist Tuesday (above) and Throwback Thursday. Last spring, CNHS Media conducted a Twitter-based competition to find the student with the best ensemble each day with the winners receiving a Starbucks gift card.

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inter Formal is a dance any student here may attend. Held in January, the event is semi formal with girls in party dresses and guys in dress slacks, shirts and ties. Attendees traditionally kick the night off with dinner with friends or a date. A DJ spins the tunes and a balloon drop is one of the highlights or this well-attended event.--

from august to may, these are the top 8 events all bull dogs should participate in to maximize their time and enjoyment here, so put them ‌

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tudents perform in the musical history show, American Pie, put on annually by North’s Social Studies and Arts departments. Students and faculty from North, East and CSA participate in the show along with other members of the community. Check out BNN for more on American Pie. compiled by fiona smythe and nolan wetherald

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best bull dog buys

look no further than the bookstore for supplies; here are the prices of the most popular items

binders $1.65-2.25

paper 75 cents-$1 pens 50 cents-$2.50

mentos 80 cents

bull dog swag

pencils 40-50 cents

want to dress like a bull dog? head over to the athletic office for the latest styles to show off your bull dog pride

1. laynard $2 2. t-shirt $15

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FYI: The Athletic Office is located inside the doors of the William Athletic Complex across from the “Chick� Newell Natatorium

bookstore buys here’s a by-the-numbers look at items sold in the bookstore

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sizes of lead: .05 and .07

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the lunch crunch

meet the manager

check out last year’s favorite lunch foods

What is your personal favorite cafeteria food? “The breaded chicken.”

Bull Dog Cafe manager Vicki Fields

What are some plus sides to eating in the cafeteria? “Well, you can’t beat the price. You can’t go out and get that much food at Taco Bell.”

“The cafeteria workers are friendly. They always smile and say hello.” sophomore Becca Stanton

“It’s great to mingle with peers.” sophomore Eli Fischer

“[Bringing your lunch] is healthy and it tastes a lot better than the cafeteria food.” sophomore Emi Hammond

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Students eat lunch in the Bull Dog Cafe May 28. The cafeteria was built in 2012 during construction. “I like to talk to friends and play games during my lunch period,” sophomore Batul Fanee said.

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illustrations by dan liming and ashley holliday


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how to train your bull do g Rules, we can’t function without them. Here at North it is not only expected that you live with them, but you live by them. Find out the inside scoop on success by the rules

Q&A

learn from oth Q&A with Dean Aaron Karrer What do you think the most important rule for freshmen to follow is? “Most freshmen do not get to class on time because they do not know where they are going, so make sure you ask questions.” How do you feel about PDA? “We do not expect anything past hand holding. The punishment for PDA will be based on the circumstance, not the student.”

Q&A with Kendra Lucas CN ‘14

Mr. Miller is the ISS (in-school suspension) supervisor here. Below are his responses regarding his experiences with punishment.

Have you ever had ISS? “Yes for skipping class.”

What are most students in ISS for? “Most students are in ISS for attendance.”

How was your experience? “Boring, you had to be quiet and work all day. It was terrrible.”

What do you think is the most important rule for students to follow? “All of the rules are important, but showing up to class on time is the first step.”

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What are the standards for dress code? “What we are always saying is dress for success. We are trying to teach students skills of what the world is going to be like after high school. Most students like school as a social setting, but it is a professional setting also, so dress apropriately.”

with ISS supervisor Sean Miller

Do you see a variety of students or is it mostly the same few in ISS? “I see a variety of students, but most of them are freshman.”

Here is a collection of rules our stu see broken frequently but believe important to know and follow

senior Josh Hogan

What do you think the most important rule for people to follow is? “Probably skipping class. You can get into more trouble now than when I was a freshman. If you get caught it is almost always followed by trouble with the deans.”

What rule do you see broken in the hallways the most often? “I definitely see a majority of students wearing hats.”

junior Tatum Helwig photos by Megan Henderson, compiled by Brookelyn Weber


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Students’ experiences with punishment Makayla Waughop (CN ‘14)

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The rule teachers are most lenient about sophomore Misa Garcia

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junior Brandon Arnold

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plug into media

CNHS MEDIA

Senior Lexi Dykes is one of the co-editorsin-chief for cnhsmedia.com. According to Dykes, the site’s content is determined by the students.

senior Lexi Dykes

a great way to stay connected with what is happening around bull dog nation is to follow our media staffs; members from each media staff introduce their publications and how they can help you stay connected

“Content is based on what we believe students will be interested in knowing. We try to provide additional information students can relate to,” she said.

A great resource cnhsmedia.com uses is Twitter. Dykes says that the best way for students to contribute to her staff is through Twitter. Often, they will tweet reminders and host competitions through Twitter. “Web covers topics in a way print can’t,” Dykes said. “It brings print to life.”

BNN Senior Allison Griffith is a segment supervisor for BNN. She is a staff member that specializes in personality profiles. BNN covers a wide variety of topics, from American Pie and Prom to the plane crash that occurred in Columbus last summer.

senior Allison Griffith

“Watch BNN because it is informative and eye-opening,” Griffith said. To determine content for BNN, staff members get together for brainstorming sessions.

“We brainstorm before every show. Everyone puts out different ideas,” she said. These ideas come together to be content for bi-weekly news shows, which is new to BNN this year. These shows consist of current events, need-to-know segments, and many other mini sections. To contribute to BNN, Griffith suggests being a volunteer. “Offer your opinion,” Griffith said. “It’s important!”

Log Junior Anna Horak is a staff member on the Log yearbook. One of her favorite topics to cover is current events.

junior Anna Horak

“It’s cool to look back and see what happened in your community, state and world from the future,” Horak said.

According to Horak, Log is a little bit different than the other three publications. Instead of actively presenting news, Log gives it as an overview. “People will look at it and be like, ‘I had no idea that happened this year!’” she said.

The Triangle

CN ’14 Andy Carr and Adam LeClerc

Adam LeClerc and Andy Carr (CN ‘14) were part of The Triangle newsmagazine staff. They worked on design and cartoons. LeClerc also wrote a column. Last year, The Triangle spent the second semester covering topics in thematic issues.

“We try to cover things that happen at North and around the nation,” Carr said.

“Food, fight and trust. It was basically a list based on those topics,” Carr said.

“Overall, we take it local,” LeClerc said.

This type of coverage was new to The Triangle. Typically, The Triangle aims to cover a lot of news. The Triangle looks for stories that are powerful, relevant and engaging.

To contribute to The Triangle, students can write letters to the editor. These letters may be printed in The Triangle.

compiled by peyton rhodes, photos by taylor calloway


designed by eileen son

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bring your own device Taking your iPod, laptop, tablet or smart phone into class to use for class work was unheard of a few years ago, but now students use their own personal devices in class every day

BYOD/tech/stu-wifi read what faculty have to say about BYOD: Is it truly useful to students?

Here, there is a system for students to bring smart phones, laptops, and other internet compatible devices. This system’s purpose is to assist students on projects and assignments that may require the internet. This system is called BYOD or bring your own device. This system has its pros and cons; for example, not everyone has a smart phone or laptop. It can also be an easy distraction for texting or playing games in class, but it is a useful resource for students because they are already familiar with the device. The BYOD is a great privilege that should be used properly and greatly appreciated.

“ I honestly think the BYOD system is great. I use it all of the time. It’s so convenient to not have to plug in your device. I carry a tablet to use instead of my computer so I don’t have to turn my monitor to show things to others.”

how students feel about BYOD Do you use your own device at school for school work?

“ I think the BYOD system is a great resource for students here at school because of lack of available computers. It’s also very convenient because it’s already familiar to students, so they don’t have to take the time to try to learn how to use another device.” math teacher Brett White “I love the use of BYOD in my media classes. We use tablets and smart phones frequently. They are a great tool as long as students don’t get distracted with social media.”

journalism adviser Rachel McCarver

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Do you believe BYOD is an effective system of learning by using technology? 52 students surveyed

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On average, how often do you use a device for school work a day? never 5+ 52 students surveyed

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play like a

phys ed waiver

bull dog

phys ed teacher Nick Skinner explains how to receive PE credit without taking the class The PE option waiver is a course online designed for athletes to be able to get their PE credits without taking the class. To be eligible for this you have to 1) be in a sport at North 2) be in marching band or show choir 3) be in an Olympic sport (figure skating, hockey) The requirements for passing the waiver are different for each semester. First Semester: Second semester: -12 journals - 6 projects - water safety quiz

one way to get involved is to join a sport

all around athlete

In 2013-14 we had...

junior alex algee shares his thoughts on being a three-sport athlete

Q: What sports do you play? A: I play football, basketball and track.

Q: What are the some perks and challenges with doing three sports? A: Some perks of being a three-sport athlete are staying in shape throughout the whole year and the different friends I have in each sport. A huge challenge is balancing school and sports at the same time. Q: Would you encourage other students to be multi sport athletes? A: Yes, I would encourage people to be a multi sport athlete because you stay active throughout the whole year, and you meet a lot of people, but it is very difficult to balance school and sports.

why join in

“The advice I have for incoming freshman is to work hard at your sport. High school sports are a lot different than middle school sports, so you have to be prepared.” sophomore Aubrey Smith

varsity athletes give their take on the benefits of getting involved in sports

“I encourage freshmen to do track because there are so many possibilities and options that they could excel in, and they will never know unless they try it.” senior Janelle Peters

“I encourage incoming freshman to work as hard as they possibly can in both their sport and in the class room because it will carry them a long way in everything they do.” senior Josh Holt

“I think incoming freshman should come out for swimming because it is a fun way to meet new people and a good way to have fun.” junior Ben Thompson

“Definitely get involved in a sport, because as a freshman you won’t know a lot of people at first, so getting involved is a good way of meeting new people.” senior Hannah Poindexter

compiled by karol espinoza, kayla graham, katrina may, abby schabel


design by Leah Pawlus

join right in

Read the descriptions to see what club best fits your interests

we want you! 4young democrats and

4fca

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a club designed for Christian athletes to come together and play games, eat treats, and worship god all at one time.

young republicans

4key club

4high school bowling

Students interested in helping the community will come together and host events, volunteer and collect donations for organizations. This club is based around servicelearning.

4spectrum

Bullying is hurtful, harmful and damaging. Students will stand together to overcome bullying to make North a safer, more inclusive place to be.

classes /clubs

These clubs are cocurricular and meet as classes

4bnn BNN, or the Bull Dog News Network, is the news broadcasting section of the journalism program. To plan and broadcast BNN, you must either enter the journalism or photojournalism classes.

4business professionals of

Students interested and dedicated to the Democratic or Republican political party will come together and discuss politics. In this club, individuals will come together and bowl as a team and compete in bowling tournaments as well as practice.

4chinese/japanese/ In these language clubs, you will submerge yourself in the rich culture of the language you choose. You do not have to speak the language or be in any

4environmental club

People with strong interests in the environment coming together to fight for a common cause is what this club is about. In thus club, you will go through and collect recycling and other environmental tasks. Help Columbus North save the environment.

4best buddies

The Best Buddies club encourages all types of friendships between all types of students. If you are a social person and thrive from interactive experiences, you may want to consider this club.

4chess club

Have a calling to brain games and calculations? Try chess! In this club, you can try your skills against fellow students.

4interfaith alliances

The Bull Dog History Club is a club specifically created to help students find out their rich family history and heritage through research and club meetings.

Students come together to overcome religious differences to discuss tolerance, friendship, faith, etc. Together students stand, becoming a group rather than simply individuals.

of America, is a club dedicated to preparing students for careers in the medical practice.

4cnhsmedia.com

Columbus North takes its yearbook very seriously. Join and plan, write design the CNHS Log.

The Triangle is the school newsmagazine. Join the journalism and media classes to learn how to write, design and take photographs.

4quill and scroll

4debs and music men

The media website is a great way to get involved in school activities and learn graphic designing and group activities.

4log yearbook

international honor society

Business is one of the leading majors in America. Get a head start on a business degree or major by joining the C4 Business classes and the BPA club.

4deca

4c4 robotics

4hosa

DECA prepares future businessmen and women in careers in marketing finance, hospitality and management.

“I think clubs are a great way to meet people and improve yourself in any way you want to. It’s a good way to diversify yourself.” Ethan Miller (CN ‘14)

If you are a top journalism student, you may be accepted into this honor society. You must have been on a staff for one year.

4ffa

HOSA, or Health Occupations Students

been there, done that “I like [clubs] because it helps a lot of people.” sophomore Brandy Wills

language classes to be in these clubs, but it is recommended.

be a fun and intellectual experience. Join the C4 Engineering classes to participate in the robotics club.

america

Engineers unite! Designing robots can

with some clubs, you can join right in, and others require you take a class or meet requirements; find one that fits your needs best

4history club

german club

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The National FFA Organization prepares

students for future farming careers.

4the triangle

This choir competes around the midwest and provides a musical outlet for students interested.

4band

Join any of the bands if you have interests in reading or playing music. Marching and concert are options for students.

students give their take on what they think of joining clubs “Clubs are just something fun to do after school.” Kiki Phelps (CN ‘14)

“I would really suggest joining clubs because you get more involved and meet really great people.” sophomore Hanna Stephenson

4slam poetry club

Interested in writing and performing? In this club you’ll get to do both. This newly formed club provides an outlet for creativity.

why join? 4Clubs are the

perfect way to be social with people you have common interests with.

4You can use

your time before or after school to be with people you enjoy and doing something productive with your time and energy.

4Colleges often

look to see what extra curricular activities you participate in, and clubs are something they may find interesting about you.

4Prove you are the

best option for their school by proving that you can work with people and are dependable to show up to events like club meetings.

4You can improve

yourself by learning how to better interact with people and learning skills your club has to offer.

4 Being a part of a

club has been proven to improve your grades.

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opportunity to meet people outside your classes.


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“Join a sport or club. Just get involved at school!” -Olivia Kelley (CN’14) “Stay calm and confident.” -junior Shweta Gangal

what to do when you’re new

“Don’t be afraid.” -sophomore Pragya Chandra

“Passing classes is more important than you think.” -sophomore Misael Garcia “Be careful who you ask for directions to a class.” -sophomore the best advice for incoming bull dogs Marcus Murray “Get good grades your freshman year.” -Craig Chandler (CN’14) “Get involved moving with a team in or club early to get conyes no nected with kids from the school.” “Don’t if a student who has-junior been in Nick Glesing three different high schools get behind on school work.” -sophomore Eli Fischer “The her freshman year can adapt, deans helped us find wherethen wesoneeded to go.” -senior Austin Miller can you Carrly Isbell has always been “Be prepared. High schoolSophomore level up.” -sophomore Caleb Sensanonis the a move. really stressful, it never gave me a baugher “Be yourself.”“It’s -Skylar Rush (CN’14) “If you’re confident chance to have a stable environment going into high school.” had to movemore.” because of her-junior dad’s in yourself, you will be able toIsbell achieve Bailee first day: Deis “It job. She attended Jennings County from the start of the school year until Novemis not as bad as you think.” -sophomore Maddie Gaskill “Be not as bad as it seems ber. After Jennings County she went to Arsenal until January. she HighDon’t school: the scary, clique-dominated willing to try new things. Jump inTechand get Then involved. regret missing realm of confusion. At least, that’s how eventually ended up here. “I try to keep cool and make new friends.” movies portray it. Students here disagree. out on all of the opportunities offered here. Work hard to the make the When surveyed, majority said their most first It was a very difficult situation when day wasn’t as bad as they expected. Isbell had to leave Indianapolis. out of your four years. My classes and were great. I was able to “It was all I knew and teachers where all my friends were.” “All the teachers are really nice and meet up with most of my friends and make as well. ” -senior Through using organization and new a posi- ones willing to help.”

senior Jacob Hamblin “Keeping abe positive attitude helps you it’s not as bad as you “Don’t nervous; get through the day. Being positive makes me feel more productive.” “Don’t stress, it isn’t as bad think.” -sophomore Shelbie Young Isbell encourages new students to take “Don’t stress, it

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tive attitude, Isbell was able to adjust.

of what North has to offer. as bad as you as you think. You can make advantage it to your classes; you will make newisn’t friends. ” “I had four different tours at North, which think. You can my other schools didn’t do, so that was make it to your -senior Rachel Evener “Make a lot of friends. They will help you find very helpful.” classes; you will The best advice that Isbell could give to new friends.” your classes and locker. Also, be friendly.” -sophomore Darianmake Knops an incoming Bull Dog is to be organized senior and maintain a positive attitude.

Rachel Evener “Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Make sure your grades mach what is required for your future plans.” -Bailey (CN’14) “Use your resource time “Don’t be Deckard nervous; it’s not as bad as

you think. If you and do your homework!” -sophomore Nellie Niese walk around to

“Don’t be scared

find your classes about the large student body.” -junior Jared Imlay “Be positive, don’t the first day, it’s a “Be positive, don’t get yourself lot easier. Plus, if get yourself overwhelmed, keep your head upkeepand this overwhelmed, your head up and is the you do get lost, this is the beginning of one out of the just have to beginning of oneyou out of the best four years ofofyour life. best four years your life. Make your Make ask for help.” dreams come true. ” sophomore your dreams come true.” “It’s not like senior Shelbie Young -senior Matt Cleveland

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tamr “Try to stay out of high school drama. It’s not worth it.”-senior Adri“Stay calm and don’t worry willing to try new too much. Gutana The first day may enne “Don’t stress yourself out about it. If“Be you things. Jump don’t in and get inbe scary but you will get volved. Don’t regret missing through it and have a blast. something out on all of the opportuniknow where just Hannah KelGoing fromis, a small school ask someone.” -junior I thought I was going to be ties offered here. Work hard to a big school was frightscared since I“Ask came fromif a you need to make the most out of ening. After my first day, ley help.” -senior Robbie Ferguson “Reprivate school, but I ended your four years. My classes I wanted to transfer. My up doing fine and meeting a and teachers were great. I mom told me to go for the” -senior Ezra Followell lax, have fun, and find some friends. “Use the lot of new people.” was able to meet up with week. On Friday, I had felt senior Kyra Dasovich most of my friends and at home. North wasn’t so map that is given to you in the orientation.” -sophomore Andrea make new ones as well.” bad after all. I had made junior it past the ‘fear stage’ and Monsivais “Have fun. It’s not Rhett into the ‘settling stage’. as bad as you think.” -junior Brooke Richardson Now, North is great!” Tappley “Do your homework and juniordon’t slack off.” -junior Jacob Lollar Imlay “Keep yourself organizedJared and occupied with activities! Don’t stray into something that could negatively affect your future!”

-sophomore Carrly Isbell “Don’t sweat it. Take a deep breath. You’ll “Don’t sweat it. a deep breath. You’ll be okay. In the end be okay. ”Take Laura Hole (CN’14) “Try your hardest freshman year you’re a happier person when you find out you don’t need any-

else for your happiness.” tooneget all the basic Laura classes over with so you can take classHole (CN’14) es you like the rest of your three years.” -Ben Waltermire (CN’14) “Ask questions, be confident, always look up in the hallway--

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mostly to not run into people.” -Sydney Keaton (CN’14) independence

“Stay calm and 55 students werebut surveyed about what skillsitare most don’t worry too much. The first day may be scary youMay will1get through and have needed by new students here; you can use these skills to ease a blast.” -senior Kyraorganization Dasovichthe transition “Justinto behigh you and the right peoschool positivity ple will like you for who you are. It was fun and exciting to be on confidence: able to see my friends again and to “Don’t meet new people.” -junior be afraid to try new things confidence

and stay confident that you can “Don’t be afraid to talk todo better. people and make new always ” junior friends! Go out for school activities like sportsShweta and keep up with perseverance Gangal work in all classes.” -sophomore Bobbie Burton “Your first day

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on positivity: will be scary, but it gets easier within the first week and it’s not as bad as “You always need you may think.” -junior Chantel Bingham “It was fun to see my new on perseverance: to have a positive on independence: You classes.” -junior Shewta Gangal attitude. “You need to stay organized so “You need to do all your work from “Your teachers aren’t going to baby you. So do better when the start. Plan for the future (your) take the initiative to do your own work on you’re staying freshman year. Don’t wait till or you don’t losesomeone anything. ” -sophomore Marcus Murray “There isjunior a lot your own without reminding you. positive. Always senior year to do your work.” Your grades can be your future.” believe you can Deckard Look (CN’14) of negativity injunior thisBailey school, and this world for that matter. StayBailey positive. do it.” O’Connor junior ahead.” -senior Austin Miller “If youChantel don’t have confidence, you don’t Bingham have anything. Confidence is what will get you through the day.” -junior

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