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S TA F F Elizabeth Andrews Taylor Callaway Chris Case Allison Coffey Timothy Duckworth Caylin Eaglen Karol Espinoza Rachel Evener Hannah Frey Karli Reynolds Emily Vo Sheana Wasilewski JOURNALISM 1 Hannah Abts Noah Anderson Ava Becker Kate Bennett Jennifer Briseno Chloe Brown Alex Cota Rylie Day Rebecca Earman Kylah Essex Kyla Foley Emma Gao Crystal Goode Katie Hamill Sierra Hatcher Blakely Heath Shreya Hurli Tazwell Long Anthony Rork Josie Royer Akshaya Sabapathy Emily Sipes Pavithra Venkataraman Ruth Yezerets

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LETTER FROM THE STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT “Welcome, class of 2019! My name is Ben Thompson, and I am your student body president. Your time here at North will not only be fun and enlightening, but you will leave each year, freshman through senior, with a set of memories that you will be able to take with you. You will want to make every moment worthwhile because it sure goes by fast. This year, you guys will get the chance to make it YOUR school. Being a freshman at North isn’t just about making it to your next class on time or trying to remember your locker combination. There’s much more to the experience of being a Bull Dog. As you have heard, North has much to offer. You will want to take advantage of it because it does go by quickly. North is a great way to meet people and the best way to do that is to join athletic teams and clubs. At North, we hope you make your mark and legacy on the school and leave a lasting impact. You should live by the Bull Dog Way: Respect, Responsibility, Relationships. I hope you enjoy your year and hope to see you in the halls.” student body president Ben Thompson

Who’s Who? pg. 04-05 Betcha Didn’t Know pg. 10 Bull Dog Way pg. 16 Connected pg. 20 Getting Familiar pg. 22-23

ON THE COVER: Drenched with water, CN’ 15 Emma Risley rounds the final corner of the track during homecoming trike race PHOTO BY SARAH TRAN

PHOTOJOURNALISM 1 Anna Andrews Anniston Backmeyer Machelle Baldwin Cortez Bandy Sierra Burton Bailee Chapman Mystik Christian Keishia Davis Sidney Donovan Anissa Edwards Madison Gaskill Kynzee Gates Kiersten Glessing Haley Hamblin Jenna Hashagen Cheyanna Heid Sarah Knoch Kelsey Lieberman Tessa McKenney Brooklynn Moore Laura Palomino Sarah Patrick Emma Perry Payton Rawlings Morgan Smith Kennedy Staggs Katherine Steele Shelby Tays Karen Torres Emily Waskom Hannah Wever Alexander Wheeler Emma Wolfard EDITORIAL BOARD Maya Baker Sarah Tran Bente Bouthier Eva Yezerets Leah Hashagen ADVISERS Lauren Jines Kim Green, MJE Lillyanne Pham Rachel McCarver, MJE


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WHO’S WHO? Get to know the big dogs of the school’s administration

PRINCIPAL DAVID CLARK

What advice can you give to freshmen? I know not every kid is an ‘A’ student. I want their best. If their best is a ‘B’, I want a ‘B’. Some students just get ‘As’, it comes naturally to them. Some students get ‘Cs’, and I believe they work just as hard as the students who get ‘As’.

Any fun facts about you?

I’m pretty boring. I used to be a laborer, I used to plant pineapples in Hawaii.

DEAN AARON KARRER What is impression of North?

It’s a great school and I graduated from here.

Any fun facts about you?

I have a seven year old daughter and I’m a huge Green Bay fan.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL JOHN GREEN

What is your favorite part of being at North?

I enjoy the diversity of the student body and seeing that you can be “different” and still have a positive experience at North.

Any fun facts about you?

I have the same full name as my father and grandfather.

DEAN JANAE NORMAN What advice whould you give freshmen? Go to class. Learn from your teachers and have fun.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL SUSAN SCOTT What advice can you give to freshmen? Make sure as a freshman that you try several activities that interest you--clubs, contests, athletics--anything that will make school fun. Take every opportunity to grow and learn.  Good friends make you the best you can be and bring out your best self.

Any fun facts about you?

I love gardening and am a herbalist. I love growing herbs, cooking with them, and learning stories.

COUNSELING DIRECTOR PAT PEMBERTON What advice can you give to freshmen?

Excellent attendance will greatly increase your academic success. Set aside a little time each night to review your work from the day. Have a schedule for doing homework and no phones around you.


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COUNSELOR CENTER SECRETARY BEV ADDIS

COUNSELOR SANDY FRESHOUR

C4 COUNSELOR TERESA WEICHMAN

What is your favorite part about being at North? We have a wonderful group of caring teachers, staff and students here at Columbus North and I am lucky to be part of it.

What is your impression of North? I like North. It’s a great school.

What advice can you give to freshmen? Whenever assignments are due, turn in what you have completed.

Any fun facts about you? I was a C4 student when I was in high school and there is not a day that goes by that I don’t use that education and training, which is why I believe in C4.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CHERYL BROSEY

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CARA GARRIS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT KATIE BUZZARD

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT MELISSA WILLIAMS

Any fun facts about you? I am a huge Ohio State fan and go to many home football games. Go Bucks!

Any fun facts about yourself? I graduated from Columbus North and was a member of the color guard.

What is your impression of North? I like it here, everyone’s so nice. Any fun facts about yourself? Loves the Reds baseball team.

What is your impression of North? It’s a great school with lots of opportunities.

COUNSELOR LUANN DAVIS What experiences have you had with past freshmen? As a freshman counselor I love seeing the excitement 9th graders have for beginning their high school career at Columbus North.

COUNSELOR JULIE SPEER What advice can you give to freshmen? Take a deep breath, be open to enjoy your high school journey. CN is a fun place with friendly faces. We offer so many ways to have a cool high school experience, be involved!

C4 DIRECTOR GENE HACK What advice can you give to freshmen? Find something to get involved with. This will help you make the connection to school and others.

COUNSELOR CENTER SECRETARY JENNY KIM

COUNSELOR KARMEN RILEY Any fun facts about yourself? I was the first female boxer for Columbus. I met Muhammad Ali and have a photo with him in my office.


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CONNECTED A variety of clubs are offered for any possile interest you could have. Can’t find a club you want to join? No problem, you can make your own

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Time: Once a month on Wednesdays at North (room 2211) or East Info: National all Health Care club. Volunteer, participate in philanthropic events, adopt a family, raise money, and prep for state competition with different events of student choice

KEY CLUB

Seniors Ben Thompson (front) and Chase McQueen sort cans during the annual Can Drive, run by Student Assembly

Time:Thursdays at 7:15 a.m. in room 1205 (LGI) Info: Community service organization working in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club. Members participate in dozens of local service opportunities throughout the year

photo by Sarah Tran

ACADEMIC BOWL

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Time: Before and after school in room 2426 Info: Business club where students compete in various business-related competitions with the opportunity to compete at state competition in Indianapolis

JAPANIME CLUB

Time: Mondays after school every other week in room 2012 Info: Watch anime and Japanese dramas, make Japanese food, learn Japanese arts and crafts, and take field trips

STUDENT ASSEMBLY

Time: Every other Thursday Info: Students are voted onto Student Assembly by their peers. Members organize events for students such as Homecoming, Can Drive, Quarter Raiders, Earth Week themes, and Blah Week themes. This is the school’s form of student government and leadership

INTERACT CLUB

Time: Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. in room 1315 Info: Service learning organization working in conjunction with the Rotary Club. Active members have opportunities to improve leadership skills and make connections with others

Time: Varies. Practices begin in November Info: Students compete as a team in up to two events, or three if selected for the interdisciplinary team. There are five teams: math, English, science, social studies and fine arts

CHESS CLUB

Time: Thursdays at 7:15 a.m. in room 2309 Info: Chess club is an informal group of people that want to play chess. Beginners and experts are all welcomed

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

student assembly member junior Emi Hammond counts money during the Quarter Raiders event to benefit Riley Hospital

Time: After school in room 2305. Third quarter Info: Science Olympiad competitions are like Academic Track meets. Building, testing things, and studying takes place


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Check out what the athletes have to say about 11 of our varsity sports

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PHOTO BY PAIGE GRIDER

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Cross Country

Wrestling “My favorite part of being on the wrestling team is being able to compete individually but still win and lose as a team.” junior Jackson Nagel

Baseball “You should join the baseball team because it is a fun but hardworking environment where you get better every day.” senior Ben Thompson

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“I wanted to swim for Columbus North because of the long history.” sophomore Michael Brinegar

PHOTO BY SARAH TRAN

“My favorite part of being on the tennis team is hanging out with my friends and playing good competition.” junior Aubrey Smith

Soccer “My favorite part of being on the soccer team is the time I get to spend with my friends almost every day.” junior Natalie Teo

PHOTO BY PAIGE GRIDER

“I like how we all work together because it’s a really strong team sport.” sophomore Claire Thompson

“It always looked like fun, so I decided to try it.” sophomore Gabe Kirsch

“[My favorite part of the soccer team is] being with the guys and being able to play a sport for the school.” sophomore Finn Anderson

Golf “[My favorite part would be that] we are returning state champs and we have great history.” junior Spencer Fairbanks

PHOTO BY HANNAH FREY

Gymnastics

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junior Hunter Wolford

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“We are like a family and I will treasure that till we die.”

“My favorite part about swimming is how clear improvement is.” Marah Bieger, CN ‘15

Tennis

Football

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“It is really awesome to get involved in games like we do.” senior Emma McAlister

“Cross country is a great sport to physically take you outside of your comfort zones and test your limits.” junior Rachel Brougher

Swimming & Diving

The women’s basketball team won the 2015 State Championship March 7.

Cheerleading

“Cross country is a great way to meet your future best friends and create unforgettable memories.” senior Braden Hammonds

“I think it’s a good choice for freshman to join because it’s a great way to meet new girls and make some friends.” junior Holly Anderson


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MAKING MEMORIES Freshmen, welcome to Columbus North! You are going to have a great four years here, and these are a few events to attend that make it even better! With each event, we have a few tips as well as reasons for you to attend. If you want to know more about a certain event, turn to page 18 for an A-Z on all the fun things you can be a part of this year!

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HOMECOMING Tips: 1. Don’t wear a fancy dress unless you’re on Homecoming court. 2. At the game, stand in the student section! But as a freshman, don’t try to save a spot in the front. Work your way up there and stand in the front when you’re a senior! 3. Don’t skip out on this event! People might say it isn’t a very exciting event or it’s nothing out of the ordinary, but it is a really fun way to socialize and get into the Bull Dog spirit!

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FORMAL Tips: 1. Girls — Wear a short-sleeved party dress! It might be Winter Formal, but inside it gets really hot! 2. Don’t worry about your shoes too much because everyone ends up taking them off within five minutes of being there, but do make sure they are formal. Some people get turned away for wearing tennis shoes. 3. Try to find a group to go with whether you have a date or not. Going with a group makes it a lot more fun at dinner and it looks really good to have group pictures. 4. Boys — If you have a date, make sure to get her a corsage that matches her dress and she will get you a boutonniere that matches it, too! 5. Keep the PDA to a minimum. Don’t be afraid to have fun, but remember that you are around a couple hundred other people who don’t want to see you and your date getting it on.

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BLAH WEEK Every year, the last week before Spring Break we have something called Blah Week. We call it that because it’s the last week of the third nine weeks, which is one of the hardest quarters to get through. During Blah Week, Student Assembly makes up a theme each day and people dress up according to the theme. However, what a lot of people miss out on is the online contest. If you dress up for Blah Week this year, make sure to post it on Twitter with the hashtag #blahweek2016 and tag @cnhsmedia, and whoever gets the most favorites each day will win a prize!

4 DANCE MARATHON “Dance Marathon is a really great event that is put on every year by student for

students. The goal is to raise awareness for domestic and dating violence and to raise money in the process to help fund the Turning Point organization. People should be on committee for a lot of great reasons. We don’t ask for a lot of time, it’s actually a fun environment, it’s a great way to get involved in the community and meet people, it looks great on college applications and most importantly it’s a great cause that really does save lives,” senior Chase Millwood said.

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REQUIRED COURSES HEALTH

“It is geared for everybody; it’s a state requirement so everybody, in order to graduate, has to take health.” health teacher Lisa Cooley

No matter what pathway you are taking, there are a few classes that are required for everyone

PHYSICAL EDUCATION “Everybody has to take PE. Waiver is only for athletes and only during their season. They have to do projects online every week and nobody’s helping them. Team and individual are one credit per semester and you have to have two. Team and individual are different basically because of the content material; individual has all the dual or individual sports and team has all the team sports.” PE individual teacher Debbie Riga

ATHLETES: The term ‘athletes,’ as used by Mrs. Riga, refers to band students, show choir students and sports players. Some activities that count for the PE waiver are: •basketball •tennis •marching band •show choir •dance •ice skating


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LEARNING NEW TRICKS Senior Sarah Hayes and her dog are on a mission to bring joy to the community through service learning

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n December of 2014, senior Sarah Hayes began preparing for her senior project: training a therapy dog. “I began working on service learning and job shadowing at the beginning of my freshman year and had finished all the required hours by the end of my sophomore year,” Hayes said. Everyone is required to have 10 total hours of service learning and five job shadowing hours from two different experiences. Hayes had trained her oldest dog, Sam, a yellow lab, for dog shows, but she didn’t stop there. “I decided to use him to bring joy to other people and share his love with people who need it. I contacted a lady who worked with students to train therapy dogs and I knew immediately that’s what I wanted to do.” Once a week, Hayes and Sam go to training classes to improve. These classes teach Hayes how to be a good dog handler and proper therapy techniques. Hayes is continuing to grow her knowledge of dog therapy through her senior project. That’s what senior project is: a chance to showcase something you are passionate about, the knowledge you have accumulated throughout high school and to give back to the community. The impact of a senior project doesn’t stop at the final grade. “I will work with children who need support and elderly men and women in hospitals and nursing homes,” Hayes said of her and Sam’s future of giving back, that began with a senior project.

SENIOR PROJECT REQUIREMENTS:

10 service learning hours 5 job shadowing hours from two different experiences These should be done by the end of your sophomore year

THE 4 P’S • proposal • paper • portfolio • presentation

These are typically done senior year

KEEPING YOUR COOL TIME • 6 minutes to get from class to class (plenty of time) • classes are 45 minutes long•learn your time management skills • “I typically try to get it all done in class, and then what I don’t get done, I finish in resource.” senior River Boyce • “I’m the biggest procrastinator on the planet.” senior Christine Bombadiere • “Being involved in so many things has given me a lot more experience with time management and has made me realize that I have to balance my time with all of my different activities.” senior Delaney Coles • “In order to do well in high school in general you need to prioritize your work so you don’t fall behind so what I usually do is the easiest homework first and then the hardest so it reduces my workload.” senior Vedant Kar LUNCH • A lunch starts at 11:12 - back in class by 11:57 • C lunch starts at 12:03 - back in class by 12:48 • You have 45 minutes for lunch - use well • FRESHMEN MUST STAY ON CAMPUS

Worried about getting to class on time? Or getting your work done? Never fear, these facts will guide your freshman year

BULL DOG TIME • Bull Dog Time (referred to as BDT) is every other Wednesday after 4th period • classes are shortened by 5 minutes • BDT is 10:53 to 11:23 (20 minutes long) •For freshmen, it is used to give out freshman information and if none is available, then it can be used as an extra resource LOCKERS • You may not need to go to use your locker but if you do … • Preset your locker - put in the first two digits each time you go to your locker so that you only have to turn the dial to the last number to open it • “For me I always go in the morning before first period [to my locker] and it’s good to go as soon as you get to school or right before you go to lunch in the cafeteria.” junior Kyle Reardon • “I don’t normally go to my locker because I can fit everything I need in my backpack and I don’t like having to go out of my way to get to my locker every day.” junior Jordan Kelley


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BETCHA TALL TALES

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DESIGN BY JENNA HASHAGEN

According to some believers in the paranormal, Erne Auditorium has a resident ghost named Mikey here is a ghost in Erne Auditorium. Or, at least, allegedly. Drama director and theater manager John Johnson explained the details of the rumor. The ghost’s name is Mikey, and there are a couple stories of how he died. Some say that North’s theater was built on top of an old dirt road, on which a little boy, Mikey, was killed by a horse and carriage accident. Other accounts say that Mikey was a construction worker who fell from the theater’s balcony. Not believing in the supernatural, Mr. Johnson poked holes in both of these theories. “It’s unlikely that North was built on top of a dirt road because the property would have been mostly farmland during the time of its construction. Also, I can’t imagine someone died and no one even put it in the newspaper. I’ve checked, and there’s no record of any deaths during construction of the auditorium.” He has one story he knows is true, however. During Mr. Johnson’s freshman year at North, the theater had just been built. The first show performed was Mame, which features a long trumpet solo. The original theater director was working late one night after a performance when he heard the trumpet solo come from the balcony. After yelling out, the director realized he was alone. Then, every light in the newly built theater turned on, and then off. Acknowledging this, Mr. Johnson says it is

North’s Fun Facts and Features

Coffee Cart PATHWAY The Coffee Cart runs periods one and two, including the passing periods. They serve coffee, tea, hot chocolate, donuts and other pastries. See where you can find the coffee cart each morning “(My favorite part of the coffee cart is) getting to interact with the kids. It’s a really cool thing that they do.”

EMMA LAND (CN ‘15)

common for theaters to have ghost stories because of the strong emotions that are expressed in performances that could possibly linger in the space. Overall, Johnson recommends not to worry about the “ghost” of North. Mr. Johnson, who has worked here for 25 years, has never seen anything supernatural, or received reports of it. “Don’t be afraid to get involved with something, especially if it’s over something like Mikey. The connections you make in high school will last a lifetime, and you’ll be glad you participated.” BY TESSA MCKENNEY

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH WEEK

“ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE BLAH WEEK -

The week before spring break, Student Assembly hosts dress-up days with wacky themes No one really knows the origin of Blah Week or its name. Student Assembly decided to liven up the week before Spring Break with festive dress up days for the whole school to participate in. Blah Week promotes school spirit and unity. It has been a North tradition for many years. The biggest tip for incoming freshmen: don’t be embarrassed! The more people who participate, the more fun it is.

ROOM 1606

EPIC!”

JUNIOR EMMA WILSON CHAIRPERSON FOR BLAH WEEK

Careers in Class: C 4

Room 1606

1000S HALLWAY

Explore three options, childcare, culinary and automotive, for C4 classes Early Childhood Education

Culinary Arts

Automotive Services Tech

“The students make snacks for the kids, read to the kids and build relationships.” JENNIFER WALLACE

“Coolest parts are cooking and eating, but also the family atmosphere, getting to know each other.” CARRIE DOUGLAS

“Every student is eventually going to be driving a car, so they should know something about cars.” DAVID STIDHAM

1600S HALLWAY

COMMONS

• • • • SENIOR CIRCLE

BY JENNA HASHAGEN

Two-period class Class for juniors and seniors three days a week (MondayWednesday) 12:30-2 p.m Ages of kids are three to five

Students learn cooking, food preparation, kitchen safety, academics, and life/ job skills Provides restaurant skills needed throughout life

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Two-period class Open to all grades Students explore suspension and steering systems, electrical aspects, breaking systems, and diagnostics


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YO YO BULL DOGS! Cheering on your fellow Bull Dogs is part of the high school expierence. Come and join the rest of the student section and cheer on our sport’s teams your freshmen year

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THE NEED TO KNOW Six tips for joining the Dog Pound

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1. Sporting festive crowns and royal robes, students in the cheering section root on the bull dogs at the North vs. East football game Aug. 30.

4. Surrounded in a glow of blue light, the student section hold up #joshstrong signs as a show of support for Josh Spiedel who was seriously injured in a car wreck.

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6. Pretending to ride a rollercoaster, the North fans take

2. Screaming cheers of encouragement, North students celebrate a successful play at the North vs. East football game. ice-cold water, Principal Clarck participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at halftime of the North vs. East football game.

SUPER FANS

5. Preparing for the annual North vs. East football game, senior Danielle Sharp paints a blue paw print on the face of her fellow senior Tori Wilkerson. a break from cheering at half time of the North vs. East basketball game Dec. 18 at East High School.

Students explain what they love most about the Bull Dog fans

“(What I liked the most) is the way everyone reacted to the way the game was going whether it was good or bad.” sophomore Charlie Allen

“ I love the enthusiasm coming from the crowd. It pumps us up before the game and gives us the extra push when we need it.” sophomore Jenna Borger

Demonstrate good sportsmanship toward the other team and supporters Freshmen probably will not get the best seats and are often pushed to the back or sides You want to follow the dress up theme Football, basketball and soccer are the most common sports to have a large student section Listen to the student section director and follow along with the cheers Have fun!


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THINK, ACT, LEARN RESPONSIBLY

While the Student Handbook explains the “dont’s” of high school, the deans, who enforce the rules, have positive suggestions of their own

THE DEANS’ RULES

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The deans at Columbus North emphasize on the expectations as a student

hree deans support all rules BCSC and North make. It’s their job to enforce the rules. Dean Janae Norman said time management was one of the top tips to follow for all students. Another rule she said for all freshmen to follow is to learn the expectations for each class or teacher. Dean Aaron Karrer had a less-specific take on rules for freshmen. “All the rules are important,” he said smiling. “Kids should follow all the rules.” Mr. Karrer also said it wouldn’t

RECAP

Acting for the senior showcase, (left to right) sophomore Emily Sipes , CN ‘15 Jacob Hendrix and CN ’15 Daniel Padilla play the roles of two parents critizing their teenager’s lifestyle.

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be fair to put one rule as important if they all need to be followed. When he was asked about the most common broken rules among freshmen, he said that a lot of freshmen just need to adjust. “They now have a lot more freedom and responsibility,” Karrer said. Freshmen have a new environment to adjust to, with conflicts they will need to learn how to handle. Karrer also said freshmen need to learn to talk to the teachers respectfully. He has also noticed that students are late to class but he believes it’s not intentional. He has seen students walking in groups with teachers. “It’s not about what rules are important or broken, but about what to expect, what we want for successful young adults.” BY KATE BENNETT


The FAMILY Issue / Dec. 12, 2014

TAKE IT FROM THEM

“One, Choose a club / group / activity that you really enjoy and stick to it. Two, don’t be afraid to make friends with upper class men. Three, study hard but have fun.” junior Erica Le

“Not to get to stressed or take all the honors classes.” sophomore Luke Fields

”Make sure you take your gym classes your freshman year and have fun. Join clubs and take advanced classes to get better prepared.” senior Nikia Clipp

“Don't procrastinate on projects and always study for tests.” sophomore Ian Herrington

“Work hard and don’t give up. Forgive the blatant cliche, but there is a long road ahead of you and unfortunately each step matters. If you slow down for even a few of them, you'll reach the end of the road just a bit later.” junior Yefim Alexandrovich Margovskiy

“Help me win a state basketball game.” junior Stephon Peters-Smith

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Students propose their own tried-andtrue solutions: involvement, hard work, and attitude

“Show up, be prepared and have a good attitude.” senior Sam Snider

“The best advice i could give is to stay organized, keep all your paper work together, and do all your homework; always turn it in. Don’t slack off, even though others may, but don’t slack off. “ sophomore Caleb Sensanbaughei

“Make sure to get all your homework done because it helps with tests. And take both of your gym classes.” sophomore Brianna Stainbrook

“Always do your best and don’t procrastinate.” sophomore Katelynn Heafner COMPILED BY NOAH ANDERSON AND SARAH TRAN


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Steps to

SUCCESS The ABC’s

As new students begin the school year, they will begin to hear an alphabet of terms that will become essential to their success. Assistant principal Mrs. Scott spoke about HOM, UDL and PBIS

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Habits of Mind These are a set of values that students should use to learn and improve throughout their high school careers. ”This helps students know what we want from them and they should find that their classrooms are engaging … Learning should be a lot more fun!” The Habits of Mind (HOM) represent a set of important characterbuilding traits directly or indirectly taught in all classrooms. See what students think are their most used HOM. Number 1: Finding Humor Laugh a little! Finding the whimsical, incongruous and unexpected. Being able to laugh at oneself “Being funny is always a great way to brighten up peoples days” Donna Toddy, CN’15 Number 2: Persisting Stick to it! Persevering in task through to completion; remaining focused. Looking for ways to reach your goal when stuck. Not giving up. “When I have lots of things to do, I persist to do my best to finish them all up” senior Zoe Arbuckle Number 3: Managing Impulsivity Take your time! Thinking before acting; remaining calm, thoughtful and deliberative. “I think before I say stuff, acting before thinking is never good” sophomore Megan Furber

UDL

Universal Design for Learning This system is a framework for learning, catering to students who learn in a variety of ways. "Variability: that's the key word for UDL. When teachers design their classrooms, this makes sure their lessons are accessible for all students."

PBIS

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support The Bull Dog Way and Three R's (Respect, Responsibility, and Relationships) are an integral part of this unique discipline systems "PBIS is not about punishment, it's setting a school culture that focuses on the positives instead of traditional discipline." BY RUTHIE YEZERETS AND TAZWELL LONG

Now you are a freshman, there are a few requirements before graduating. Check out the graduation requirements below

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

When picking classes, students should keep graduation requirements in mind. These vary based on the type of diploma you want. This is a list of all available diplomas and their requirements ** Note: 1 semester is 1 credit INDIANA CORE 40 DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS English: 8 Credits Mathematics: 6 Credits Science: 6 Credits Social Studies: 6 Credits Health & Physical Education: 3 Credits Preparing for College and Careers: 1 Credit Directed Elective(World Languages, Fine Arts, Student Publications): 4 Credits Electives: 6 Credits TOTAL: 40 Credits CORE 40 DIPLOMA WITH ACADEMIC HONORS REQUIREMENTS In addition to filling the requirements for the Core 40 Diploma, the following credits must be acquired: Fine Arts: 2 Credits Additional Advanced Math: 2 Credits World Language: 6-8 Credits (6 Credits in one language or 4 Credits in two languages) Keep in mind that if you aim for an Academic Honors diploma, you must graduate with a GPA of at least a B- and with no grade lower than a C-, and have one of the following: two AP courses with matching exams, dual high school/college courses resulting in 6 hours of college credits, an SAT Composite of at least 1750 or higher, or a composite ACT score of 26. TOTAL: 47 Credits CORE 40 DIPLOMA WITH TECHNICAL HONORS REQUIREMENTS In addition to filling the requirements for the Core 40 Diploma, the following tasks must be completed: A Career Technical Program: 6 Credits (Check C4 Webpage for Classes www.bcsc.k12.in.us/c4, click Clusters, click THD) AND One of the following: Pathway designated industry-based certification, or Pathway Dual credits from the list of priority courses resulting in 6 college credits. Along with that one of the following must be completed: Any of the options from the Academic Honors Diploma Earn these scores or higher on WorkKeys; Reading for Information - Level 6, Applied Mathematics - Level 6, and Locating Information - Level 5 Earn the Following minimum score(s) on Accuplacer: Writing 80, Reading 90, Math 75 Earn the following minimum score(s) on Compass: Algebra 66, Writing 70, Reading 80 TOTAL: 47 Credits

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After expierencing years at Columbus North, some of the upper classmen shares some advice that eased their way through freshman year

DEAR FRESHMEN, “Try to do your homework right after [sports] practice.” sophomore Kaito Ariishi “Time management is all about working hard. If you're working hard. If you work hard, you will have time to do all you want to do.” junior Sarah Pankratz “You hate life and get no sleep. If you want to enjoy life.” Mason Baker, CN ‘15 “Try your hardest. Get a lot of sleep. Don’t procrastinate! Put that in caps! DON’T PROCRASTINATE!” senior Blair Bledsoe COMPILED BY SHREYA HURLI

THE WEIGHT ON OUR SHOULDERS

According to The Association of American Publishers (AAP), the recommended weight of one textbook for high school students is five pounds. Two of the five textbooks weighed are over the recommended weight

Algebra 1 3.4

Spanish 1 2.8

Biology 5.2 lbs

Prentice Hall Literature 5.4 lbs

AN AVERAGE LAPTOP THAT MAY BE USED FOR ITSLEARNING STARTING THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR, WEIGHS APPROXIMATELY 5 POUNDS.

LOCKERS:

BY THE NUMBERS 95 students were polled about their opinions on lockers

59 STUDENTS SAY THEY CARRY THEIR BOOKS WITH THEM ALL THE TIME AND NEVER USE THEIR LOCKERS. 19 STUDENTS SAY THEY USE THEIR LOCKERS 1-2 TIMES A DAY.

COMPILED BY EMILY SIPES

THE TRUTH ABOUT

HIGH SCHOOL LOCKERS We asked students if lockers are useful. They had very different opinions

“They are, but if you can manage carrying all your stuff, it is easier.” junior Anay Gangal “They are useful if you have them in a convenient place. Mine is far away from my classes so I can’t use it.” sophomore Michael Lee “To some people they are, but to others they’re not because sometimes you are late to class. I don’t use them. I just keep my books in the class.” junior Brijanna Nib “No, they waste time.” senior Connor Hurd “No, because I am able to carry everything I need.” sophomore Conner Day “I think they can be. Most of my friends use their locker. I just don’t have enough time during passing period to stop and switch out my books, so I always carry them.” sophomore Zoe Chasse “Yes, I use mine. It is nice not to have to carry everything.” Stuart Hahn, CN ‘15 “Yes, it provides a place of privacy and storage. Privacy being my own freedom of expression there. A.K.A I have a dinosaur picture.” senior Braeden Karnes

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Columbus North’s The Triangle

BULL DOG WAY How have you seen The Bull Dog way in action over your years in high school?

Mr. Clark’s definition of the Bull Dog Way: The Bull Dog Way is what defines Columbus North. It’s about positive behavior and respect, responsibility, and relationships

DIVERSITY IN LANGUAGES

31 languages spoken at Columbus North

85.5% are general education students “At the beginning of my freshman year, someone gave me a dollar for a snack when I needed one.”

sophomore Chris Thompson

“I asked upperclassmen where my classes were the first day of school (my freshman year) and they pointed me in the right direction.”

junior Marina Hughes

“The Bull Dog Way is important because it instructs and informs us on the best way to be citizens, not only in this building, but also when we leave here. The four years we spend here is really a preparation time to get ready to go out and greet the world and be the best people we can possible be. The Bull Dog Way also allows us to have a common language that we use about respect, responsibility and relationships that is not only common to us, but also put us on the same page, and so we are aware of expectations. People do a lot better job when they know what the expectation is. Most times in this building, the Bull Dog Way is on the board or is very visible to students as they enter the building and each classroom. “

special education teacher Jim Pfaffenberger

PBIS: THE THREE R’S Teachers emphasize the Bull Dog Way with blue tickets indicating the specific value demonstrated by the student

RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY RELATIONSHIPS

1.4 in 10 students are in ESL 0.8 in 10 students are fluent in Spanish

JUNIOR NIKO SCHOU

Exchange student from Tonder, Denmark Q: How is Columbus North different from your school back home? A: There are a lot more kids and the school campus is bigger. Q: How have you seen the Bull Dog way in action this past year? A: Almost everyone is nice to you. Q: How many Languages do you speak? A: I can speak Danish, English and German. I can comprehend Norwegian and Swedish.


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INFORMATION

Students, teacher and adult supervisors provide helpful information ranging from health issues to the Bull Dog closet for incoming freshmen to help ease their first year at Columbus North

NURSES OFFICE

REDUCED/FREE LUNCHES

“I cant say there’s any time of the year that we see kids more than usual, because there are so many various reasons kids come down here, such as the flu during flu season or allergies during allergy season.” nurse Sonya Harrison

In order to go to the nurse, you need to get a pass from a TIPS •teacher.

“At any given time 31 to 42 kids at Columbus North High School are homeless. That is why we have free and reduced books and lunch.” assistant principal Mrs. Scott.

to get a free or reduced lunch, you can go to any of the offices TIPS •andIn order tell them you need support.

• Give all medications you may need during the day to the nurse. Do not carry them around.

BULL DOG PANTRY

BULL DOG CLOSET

“A woman sitting next to me on the bus was shocked that our school didn’t have a food pantry. So I brought the idea to our Principal Mr. Clark.” social studies department chair Libby Arthur • Ask your 8th period teacher to leave at three o’clock to access pantry. • It is held in the cafeteria every Friday

“There was a high demand for warm clothing around the school. When we would get coats or other things like that, they were gone almost immediately.”

donations to Mr. Perry’s room 1404 TIPS •• Bring You can donate or pick up clothes before/after school or during your resource.

HOW TO STAY ORGANIZED TIPS FROM JUNIOR TESSA FANNIN • • • • • • • • •

Have a different folder for every class. Color code your folders. Clean out your backpack once a month. Have specified notebooks for classes. Write down all homework in your blue notebook. Keep your pencils all in one certain area. Have a miscellaneous folder so that you don’t have any loose papers. Put heavier books in your locker while you aren’t using them. Throw away unnecessary papers.


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BULL DOG A

American Pie

An annual concert where students perform songs based on the generation chosen. “In my opinion it is the most fun thing that happens at this school. It’s done so professionally and it’s really fun to groove with the pros. It’s like being a part of your own rock concert.”

Jacob Hendricks (CN ‘15)

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Blah Week

A full week of themed days in order to show school spirit “I won the TBT. I dressed up as Doc Brown from ‘Back to the Future.’”

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Jonathon Cox (CN ‘15)

Can Drive

Student Assembly hosts a can drive to benefit Love Chapel.

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Dance Marathon

An annual event that educates students about domestic violence and raises money for Turning Point while students have a whole night of fun. “My favorite part of being on the committee was making a lot of new friends and learning leadership skills. I also liked learning about domestic violence and how to help my fellow students.”

senior Hannah Frey

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Elections

Once a year, student assembly members and student body officers are elected.

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DA-ZE Good Deeds

For senior projects, students must complete 10 hours of community service. The senior project must also help benefit the community. “I organized a golf scramble to raise awareness and money for the ALS association. There were raffle ticket prizes and awards for those who placed. In total we raised $400 for ALSA.”

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Madissen Pearson (CN ‘15)

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ISSMA

Indiana State School Music Association where orchestras and school bands from all around Indiana compete. “The best part is being able to sing and focus on all of the dynamics of it; all the different harmonies and the parts and when it comes together is pretty.”

Eden Greer

HOMECOMING

“I would say that I was really surprised that I made homecoming court but it was a really fun experience.” sophomore Jaelah Weaver

“People promote themselves during elections by getting creative. If you make it witty and use humor it will catch people’s eye.”

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junior Emma Wilson

FCA

The Fellowship of Christain Athletes is a before-school club where students involved in athletics share their faith.

Donning his crown, Michael Freed (CN ‘15) wins Homecoming King during the Homecoming celebrations Sept. 26.

PHOTO BY SARAH TRAN


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DESIGNED BY MAYA BAKER COMPILED BY CHLOE BROWN, RYLIE DAY, LEAH HASHAGEN AND SARAH TRAN

Learn 26 odds and ends about being a Bull Dog, from celebrating classic rock with the annual American Pie concert and voting for Student Body Officers to Zoology class

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Join In

Join a sport or club: there are dozens of sports and clubs students can be part of all year long. “My favorite part of being on a team is hanging out with all the guys because they’re really fun.”

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Anthony Sanders (CN ‘15)

Key Club

Key Club: an international service organization where kids get involved with the community and be a part of the fundraisers.

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Off-Campus

Seniors, juniors and sophomores are allowed to go off campus for lunch. Freshmen are not allowed off campus.

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PBIS

Positive Behavior Instructional Supports is a systems approach to help improve our school and classroom behavior. It helps staff promote positive behavior. The staff and students are both rewarded. Students get a blue ticket for positive behavior. Once the students get a blue ticket, they should turn it into the office. Once a month the PBIS team holds a drawing, and the winners get prizes.

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Quill & Scroll

Quill and Scroll is the journalism honor society. You can join by being on a media staff and maintaining a certain academic record.

R

Report

S

Spectrum

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TheTriangle

U

UDL

V

Men’s Volleyball

W

Winter Warriors

“Winter Warriors are our winter running program because between cross country and track. It’s an opportunity for middle schoolers to come and run with us Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, but we’re there every day. The best part is getting to meet the new recruits for the team and just being able to run with your team even when you’re not in season.”

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senior Anna Horak

X-Mark

In theater, the x-mark refers to the specific spot marked on stage that indicates where the actor should stand. There are two theater products each year. Students are urged to audition for either, or join crew. “You should do theater because it’s really fun and so many different types of people do it. You will make friends with upperclassmen and people that you normally wouldn’t talk to. Everyone is also really supportive of one another and we bring each other up. You just have a great time.”

sophomore Maggie Diehn PHOTO BY SARAH TRAN

The Bull Dog News Network (BNN) presents a daily newscast fourth period.

L

Library

The library is located in room 1004. The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. “The library is a great place to go to relax and read. Also, it’s fun to chat with my friends in a comfortable environment.”

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sophomore Yijiang Zhao

Med-Terms

Medical Terminology helps students hoping to enter the medical field gain essential vocabulary.

N

National History Day

National History Day is an academic program designed to promote the study of history. Some of our Social Studies teachers require students to participate in this project. “It was fun to learn more info about a topic that I picked. I am super excited for nationals!”

sophomore Kiersten Ballard

Spectrum is a safe, open environment for students to discuss their difficulties, from social pressure to bullying.

The Triangle is our monthy newsmagazine. Students wishing to join a media staff must take Beginning Journalism, Photojournalism or Multimedia classes

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a system of teaching that focuses on providing information and expression in different ways so every student can learn the way that fits them.

“Men’s volleyball is a really fun way to get out of your comfort zone and meet a new group of people. Everyone is really welcoming and supportive, and I am so glad I joined.”

sophomore Cullen Kane

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Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! is a Japanese collectible trading card battle. There is an unofficial club you can find gathered around a battle table in the cafeteria during lunch. “I play with my friends at breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria and the best part is having fun. My favorite is playing two on two because of the cooperation between you and your partner.”

junior Cory Stigall

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Zoology

Zoology is an elective offered to students who have an interest in wildlife biology. “I really like the class. You get to dissect animals, which really helps you learn about animals.”

junior Taylor Callaway


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The Triangle

CONNECTED Meet the four student journalism staffs

BULL DOG NEWS NETWORK (BNN) BNN stands for Bull Dog News Network. It is produced everyday and students can watch it in their fourth period class. The BNN staff also broadcasts a magazine show during Bull Dog Time. “I feel like a lot of students don’t know what’s going on at North,” junior Emma Wilson said. “And if their fourth period teacher plays BNN everyday, they will know exactly what’s going on and they know what to expect.” PHOTO BY EMMA LAVELLE

THE TRIANGLE NEWSMAGAZINE

PHOTO BY HANNAH FREY

Triangle is the student newspaper. It comes out once every month and contains information on sports, events going on at school, and stories about students at North. “I joined Triangle because I wanted to get into journalism and experience photo design and writing,” junior Karol Espinoza said. “A lot of people don’t realize that by reading the magazine you learn about what’s going on in the world and at school.”

LOG YEARBOOK

PHOTO BY HANNAH FREY

Log is the school yearbook. It covers everything that happens during the school year and goes more in depth with student life. “Being on yearbook has been a rewarding experience because it has helped me make friends and feel like I’m making an impact in high school,” senior Emma LaVelle said. To order a yearbook you can go to www.orderthebook.com or you can fill out a form and turn it in to room 1507.

CNHSMEDIA.COM CNHSmedia.com is our school’s online news source. The website includes the BNN news show, interative stories, polls, and personality profiles. Senior Danielle Sharp has been on staff for one year. “I like the feeling of sharing my opinion on our school website,” Sharp said. “If students need to know what’s going on at school or about people at school, they can go to our website.”

PHOTO BY EMILY WASKOM


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1 ON 1: TECHNOLOGY TAKING OVER

It’s LEARNING

BCSC will be using a new program in all classroom at the beginning of next year. The program, called ItsLearning, in an online instruction tool that allows teachers to post assignments and for students to open and reply to discussion threads. Science teacher Nick Williams helped pilot the program, and will be instructing teachers on its use

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n the next few years, North will implementing a new program called ITSlearning. The program is an online management system that would allow students to complete classwork and homework virtually. Science teacher Mr. Williams, who was apart of the trial for the program, talks about its uses. “It’s called an LMS, which is a learning management system, so it’s just an online resource area for students and you can upload lessons or even just put general resources there for kids,” Mr. Williams said. “There’s discussion boards and things like that. Any online school has an LMS to use as their platform.” Mr. Williams said that ITSlearning may be implemented as early as next year. “The goal is next year so teachers are working with it this year to get comfortable with it and hopefully next year everyone will have something in it.” If this system is enacted in the next few years, then freshmen and sophomores may no longer have snow makeup days. “We could potentially have snow makeup days virtually so, we don’t have to make them

up and students could log on them at home and do a virtual school day, and if you’re sick for extended period of time, or any day, you have instant access to materials online,” Mr. Williams said. Sophomore Emily Verwers lists some of her concerns for this new system. “I’m excited, but I’m also nervous because I’m not very good with technology,” Verwers said. But Verwers also believes that the program offers great opportunities and will help many students. “This program seems like it would offer really good resources,” Verwers said. Several school corporations have seen a huge improvement with students grades and with teacher performances with this program, but with advantages there are also concerns about what this new system. “Yes, it’s not personal, so there are somethings that are on there that are kind of like worksheets that are cut and dry, or videos,” Mr. Williams said. “But the whole purpose is to put up resources and not necessarily teach through it, but use it as a tool to teach with.”

TECHNOLOGY HELP “The most common problem is kids forgetting their passwords and shutting down their computer improperly.” technology support specialist Mollie Bush

The 2015-2016 class will experience new technology opportunities starting with a new learning program and ending with new laptops

ONE:ONE LAPTOPS Next school year, each BCSC student will receive a laptop for academic purposes

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tarting at the beginning the upcoming school year, every BCSC student in grades K-12 will receive a laptop to aide toward an easier path for online testing and communication through the One to One Laptop Initiative. There will be two different types of laptops that will be distributed to different grade levels. Students from kindergarten to eighth grade will receive HP Chromebooks which are approximately 11 inches diagonal. The Chromebooks will have a 12-hour battery life. Students in grades nine through 12 will receive Windows-based HP ProBook 645 laptops, which will have I3 processors. There are approximately 1,000 laptops that are within the inventory that will also be given to high school students next year. Due to funding, BCSC has not been able to promote the One to One Laptop Initiative until this upcoming year. “They didn’t have enough dollars to get this [program] funding. I know Dr. Quick wanted it to happen as soon as possible, and he ended up making this work, which is fantastic,” Assistant Principal John Green said. “It works well with ITSLearning and it will assist this whole program with communication between students and teachers.” Though all students will receive a laptop, not all course materials will be online. “Some of (the books) will be. You will still see literature in your hands. However, a lot of activities and short stories could be online,” Mr. Green said. Every student will receive a laptop. However, if there is misuse with the laptop by the student, there will be punishments, according to Mr. Green. “If someone has an accident, I think there’s forgiveness. But if it’s poor practice, there has to be responsibility whether it’s repair or if it has to be replaced.”

A student and a technology specialist elaborate on the common technological issues to be aware of as a freshman

“The internet is really slow and the laptops aren’t always available to everyone, so it’s kind of have to use them.” sophomore Nick Neeley


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GETTING FAMILIAR Lost? Don’t be. Use this map to learn the ins and outs of North N

FIRST FLOOR PE LOCKERS

MEMORIAL GYM (GYM 1)

POOL

ATHLETIC OFFICE

GYM 2

CAFETERIA

BOOKSTORE

MAIN ENTRANCE

COMMONS

LIBRARY

AUDITORIUM BUS LOT ENTRANCE

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C4 ENTRANCE

C4 OFFICE

NURSE


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WHAT’S WHAT? Counseling Center

English

Health

Deans Office

Math

Art

Administrative Office

Social Studies

Performing Arts

Special Education

Science

Business

C4

Foreign Language

Restrooms

TIME MANAGMENT Here is a little help when budgeting your time during passing period. These are 4 places you may be walking to daily as a freshman and how long it takes to get there

No Access Important Places including resource centers, computer labs, locker rooms, the large group instruction room, the bookstore, the library, the cafeteria, the auditorium, the athletic offices and the nurse’s office

When walking from the bus lot to the front Commons downstairs you are looking at a 1 minute 45 second walk. When it is time for physical education, from the Commons to the athletic lobby it will be a 3 minute and 18 second walk. This is if you walk down the health hallway and through Memorial Gym. Hungry? From the Commons to the first vending machine in the C4 hallway it is a 2 minute and 45 second walk. The downstairs resource center is a 1 minute walk from the Commons. compiled by Isiah Rudicel and Blake Helton designed by Allison Coffey and Kara Linn


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WHO? WHAT? WHERE? Introducing the places to gather essential resources such as mentos, ice cream, and sharpies

THE COSTS IN THE CAFE *LUNCH $2.45 BREAKFAST $1.25 *Additional items may be purchased a la carte

NEED SUPPLIES? The bookstore is where students go to buy supplies. The school text books are also checked out here. To go into the bookstore enter through the right side doors first and exit through the left. Tell the bookstore staff what you need and then pay right before exiting.

WHO’SINTHE

CAFE?

We break down the answers to one of the most important questions in high school: “Where do I go for lunch?”

Freshmen must stay on campus for lunch in the cafeteria. If they are caught going off then they must see the deans. Students aren’t aloud to roam around the school. Students can only leave if they aren’t freshmen. “I normally don’t eat in the cafeteria, but when I do I normally just go to the salad bar. The salad in the cafeteria is really good,” sophomore Reagan Ward said.

The bookstore is the go-to place for supplies and text books. Available items range from cough drops to folders

BOOKSTORE

PRICING The bookstore opens at 7:30 and closes at 2. “It is very busy when prom and American Pie tickets are on sale.” Bookstore staffer Dawn Wormer said.

BINDERS $1 TO $2 PENS AND PENCILS $ .50 TO $2 ERASERS$ .35 TO $ .60 MENTOS$ .80

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