The Newsmagazine of Columbus North High School
time’s up 1400 25th Street, Columbus, Ind.
May 21, 2010
the senior issue
“Any one of the ten could have made it through.” senior Rachel Teo
It seems like the countdown for graduation began freshman year. Well seniors, our time here is up.
06 “I think it will be a good fit for him because he has always liked IU.” junior Will Rinehart
Renaissance Salon Congratulations Makenna Rushalk and other 2010 graduates! 1513 25th Street (Maple Plaza) 376-9088
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The Triangle 2009-2010 Staff Editor-in-chief Emily Miller Managing Editor Olivia Williams
Go to www. cnhsmedia. com to see story updates, extended copy and much more! This week, Jamie Webb’s ‘What’s up with that?’ blog takes a look at teen smoking on and off campus.
19 A quick look at all the spring sports as we wrap up the 2010 spring season
Editorial Board Alex Weisner Madeline Hodek Emili Hefler Andrea Behling Taylor Gohn Sarah Burr Cade Mead Courtney Smith Jason Latimer Chelsie Cooper Sara Smith Staff Sarah Barriger Becca Brougher Sarah Burr Chelsie Cooper Alyssa Dean Taylor Decker Jennifer Dieckmann Nicholas Edwards Caroline Federle Blake Fields Katie Kutsko Connor LeClerc Hillary McCloskey Whitney Olibo Emma Smith Patricia Souza Vanessa Staublin Kayleigh Steigerwalt Virginia Steilberg Evan Trotta Zeb Walton James Webb Adam Willats Caitlin Wilson Adviser Kim Green
May 21, 2010 News Reaching for the stars Budget cuts in BCSC Columbus Idol Focus The class of 2010 Features
Junior Gabby Malina 05 Sports 06-07 Junior Jake Reed signs to IU 08 Spring sport wrap-up Leisure 09-16 “Glee” review Summer activities
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Our voice: staff editorial
If teachers we care about are being laid off, can we save their jobs?
n December, Gov. Mitch Daniels announced a $300 million budget cut for schools. Since then, school districts across Indiana have been laying off teachers in order to meet these state education budget cuts. According to the Indiana State Teachers Association, up to 5,000 teachers may lose their jobs. This number represents 8 percent of public school teachers statewide. The deadline to notify teachers about being laid off is June 1. In a recent article, the Indy Star reported that one Indianapolis high school alone is cutting 100 teachers. Here, we are starting to feel the effects of the reductions. Four teachers have already received notification that they will not be returning next year. Some concerned students are working hard
to save these jobs. Facebook groups have been created to protest these terminations. One group was made to try to prevent business teacher Andrew Dunn from losing his job. As of May 13, 722 students had joined the group “Save Mr. Dunn’s Job at North.” A mass message was also sent out via Facebook informing students a petition was being created to send to the state superintendent. The Triangle believes that the loss of any job by a beloved teacher is an upset. However, we also see the facts and understand that it is not the personal decisions of principal David Clark, BCSC superintendent John Quick, or the BCSC Board of Trustees. The decision to make the budget cuts was made by people who do not know us. While a Facebook group is great way to
show support, the only people who see it are those who attend North, and the decision to cut budgets is state wide. Some school corporations voted on a referendum to increase teacher taxes, so they could keep their teachers. Carmel, one of the largest school corporations in the state, voted yes. However, for many schools this was not the case. Luckily, BCSC planned ahead by creating a Rainy Day Fund, and it is because of this that the number of teachers being let go is minimal. Still, four teachers is a huge loss. To prevent this from happening again, we need to do our part. If we have the chance to vote to keep our teachers, vote yes.
Child labor laws broken Freshmen Adam Grimes and Dallin Hinckley express their opinion on child labor laws
ear editor: We have recently become aware of the r e edito ongoing issue letter to th of child labor around the world today. Many of the statistics of children employed today are shocking. UNICEF states that approximately 218 million children from ages 5-17 are suffering from the conditions of child labor. This figure does not include those employed as domestic servants in people’s homes. Although child labor may seem more prevalent in less developed countries, it is even still a problem in the
United States as well. Between 300 and 500 thousand children were employed as farm workers in 2001, working up to 14 hours a day, seven days a week. They start as young as eight years old and are well exposed to dangerous chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers. Children forced into labor are denied access to education and are, in general, treated horribly with bad working conditions and wages beyond their problems. There are many child labor laws applicable to high school students. In order to get a job, a student must first get a work permit, which has the laws listed on the back. Statistically, about two thirds of high school students are empoyed accroding to a survey done in the United States in 2000.
That number has probably increased over the past 10 years. Even at age 14, over half of those surveyed had held some type of part-time job. Most of them were not employed by a company, but it still does pose an interesting question. We think that child labor laws are being broken in Columbus in certain areas. We want to do what we can to help the problem.
Sincerely, Adam Grimes Dallin Hinckley
Making the grade New grading system emphasizes tests, other recognition possible
tarting next year, several state changes will take place. One change will be determined by a letter grade. According to the Indianapolis Star, Indiana schools will receive yearly letter grades (A-F) based on student performances on standardized tests. English department chair Rick Weinheimer does not believe the grading scale is beneficial. “Using the standardized test performance as the main determiner of a school’s ‘success’ is both inaccurate and misleading,” he said. For students that struggle with standardized tests, Mr. Weinheimer knows there are ways to are ways to improve. “Pay attention to your teachers,” Mr. Weinheimer said. “Listen closely, participate actively and learn thoroughly. Our courses are based on mastering the standards that will be assessed by the test.” Four Star Awards Along with the new grading scale, North would benefit from the Indiana Four
On the rise
What students can consider in obtaining the Four Star Honor
Attendance during the last three months has shown a slight increase. If every student came to school two more days, North’s chances of being recognized as an Indiana Four Star school would be greater.
Star School distinction. According to the Indiana Department of Education, it only takes four elements to receive a four star school award: a high attendance rate, math proficiency scores, language arts proficiency scores and a percent passing both math and language arts. For some school districts, like Carmel Clay schools, Hamilton Southeastern schools and Zionsville Community schools, obtaining this recognition is not a problem. However, for our district it is more of a struggle. One obstacle standing in our way of receiving the award is attendance. “One year we met every requirement,” Principal David Clark said. “We were 15 thousandths of a percent off (in the attendance rate). That year would have made a huge difference.” Sophomore Mikey DeDomenic, who has missed very little school , realizes the importance of exceptional attendance. “I don’t really think about having good attendance. I kind of feel like I’m obligated to [go to school], so I do it.” DeDomenic also believes that coming to school offers academic benefits. “You don’t get behind on homework,” he said, “and you always know what’s going on in classes.” by Whitney Olibo
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1) “Come to school and participate in academic activities.”
principal David Clark 2) “Without vision there is no restraint. [Students] need to realize what they want for the future and do what they need to do now to accomplish this goal.” dean Aaron Karrer 3) “[Students] have been here all year long and it would be sad to lose your credits.” Essential Skills teacher Jan Machet 4) “[Students] are surrounded by staff and students who care. You will never get more support than you will in a school.” dean Ruth Hurlee
Budget cuts The Triangle compiled information from interviews with principal David Clark, assistant principal John Green, superintendent John Quick and assistant superintendent Linda DeClue to get to the bottom of state funding for schools
Here are five important facts to help understand the reasons for budget cuts at North and throughout the state
North will be losing four teachers as of right now. What this means to you:
Some teachers will be leaving, including newer teachers, and maybe some favorites. However, we are not losing as many as other school around the state.
A ‘Dunn’ deal
hen business teacher Andrew Dunn was called down to the main office April 21, he could have never prepared himself for what he was about to hear. Principal David Clark and assistant principal Susan Scott informed him that his job at North was cut. “The first 24-48 hours were a little rough. I’ve been here four years and certainly didn’t see it coming,” he said. “‘Shock’ is the only word I can think of.” According to Mr. Dunn, Mr. Clark and Mrs. Scott explained to him that, because of a drop
Gov. Mitch Daniels took away property tax which was a consistent fund to state education. The result was that the education budget decreased.
What this means to you: Budgets state-wide will be tighter next year because of the bills passed by Gov. Daniels. Teachers and officials will be working to make sure that the next school year runs smoothly.
In December of 2009, Gov. Mitch Daniels released information on a $300 million budget cut for Indiana education, which was put in effect January of 2010.
What this means to you: BCSC had one month to create a new budget. This new budget was $3 million less, or the funds that could have been used to pay 60 teachers for one year.
This year 150 students left BCSC. What this means to you:
Because of fewer students, there will be fewer teachers. In the past, BCSC has begun the new year with 150 more students than the previous year. This year, 150 fewer students enrolled - a 300-student drop. The number of teachers needed depends on the number of students enrolled.
Students’ needs are what drives school staffing decisions. What this means to you:
As many decisions are being made, the administration is making sure that students are its top priority.
Business teacher Andrew Dunn reflects on leaving North
in students in the school’s business department, his position was cut for next year. However, Mr. Dunn believes that keeping a positive attitude is crucial in his situation. “Things happen for a reason,” he said. “You never know what tomorrow’s going to bring in your life. You live today. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” The news about Mr. Dunn hit sophomore Corey Gardner hard, prompting him to take action. “Finding out that he was one of the teachers losing his job, out of all of the teachers, he was the one I really knew, and I had
come to really like him,” he said. move on. Gardner began work on a pe“It’s an ending to one chapter tition to keep Mr. Dunn at North of my life,” Mr. Dunn said, “and but has since changed it to keep it’s going to be the beginning to all BCSC teachers from losing another chapter.” their jobs. Mr. Dunn has begun searching for positions across Indiana and other states, dedicated to finding another job as a teacher. “I don’t care if it’s here or if it’s in Oregon, I want to be a teacher,” he said. Mr. Dunn said that he has enjoyed his time at Taking action | Sophomore Corey Gardner created a peition and Facebook North but has accepted group to save teacher Andrew Dunn. the fact that it’s time to
compiled by Hillary McCloskey, Jason Latimer and Cade Mead
Defining the ‘Rainy Day’
Administrators explain the fund that helped stem budget woes
ccording to BCSC superintendent John Quick, the Rainy Day Fund was created in 2002 and now holds $7.5 million. The fund allowed BCSC to remain more stable than other corporations in Indiana. “We’re not immune from this (budget cutting),” Dr. Quick said. “We are just prepared pretty well and we can weather the storm.” The Rainy Day Fund was created for times of economic crisis. Assistant principal John Green explained why BCSC decided to create the fund.
Rumor has it
“It was a prudent decision by our senior leadership. It gives us time to think through the decisions, and that’s why we don’t see many hard decisions now,” Mr. Green said. “It doesn’t mean we’re not going to; we are just taking from the Rainy Day Fund.” The money came from extra revenue from the BCSC budget. The Rainy Day Fund took eight years to build to the amount it is now. “We put what was allowed from the budget into the rainy day fund until times got tough,” principal David Clark said. “Other school corporations don’t even have a month’s worth saved up.”
Misconceptions cleared up
Rumor: It is all BCSC’s fault.
Rumor: Next year’s students will have to pay to participate in sports.
Fact: When Gov. Mitch Daniels eliminated property tax, the education fund suffered. Property tax was a consistent fund to education. Sales tax is an inconsistent source of money.
Fact: Although some schools are charging families up to $500 to participate in athletics, BCSC will not be charging athletes to play.
Rumor: Construction is the reason for budget cuts.
Rumor: There will be more students per class next year.
Fact: The money that has been set aside for renovations can only legally be used for the construction. The constrution does not affect the budget.
Fact: The student-teacher ratio will not change and students should not notice a change.
Budget cuts will not only affect the present but also the future of BCSC. Although BCSC hasn’t had to make tough decisions, in the next few years the budget may become tighter By next year, the rainy day fund will not have enough money to support the cuts in the budget. BCSC will have to recreate the budget to make up for the loss of funds. Hopefully BCSC will start a new rainy day fund, in case of further budget cuts. If there are future budget cuts, the decrease in funds may not be as trouble free as this year. Other corporations have begun to consolidate schools this year, which is an option for BCSC. Cutting extracurricular activities or making students pay to participate is what some other corporations have begun to help make up for the loss of funds. However, BCSC is not planning to make this happen though in the future the option is still there. The amount of teachers BCSC has to lose next year is a small amount compared to other schools who are losing up to hundreds of dollars. The budget next year is going to be tighter, and this may be the cause for the loss of more teachers, especially if students continue not sign up for certain classes.
Spotlight on senior Rachel Teo
aturday, stage lights shone down on senior Rachel Teo. Even through an entire days worth of competition, nerves still set in as the final round approached. “I think it’s safe to say I’ve never been more nervous in my life,” Teo said. “It was hard competing against all the talent. I definitely almost passed out after the third round.” Many individuals from around Columbus participated in the Columbus Idol event, each had their own reason. “My major at Belmont will be in commercial music, so I thought this experience would be good for me,” Teo said. “It was good for me to compete with people outside of North who are interested in the same styles of music as me.” Contestants sang through three rounds at the finale, starting with 20 individuals. Judges made eliminations moving on 10 to the second round, then again resulting in the final five. “I was really surprised (I made it to the finale),” Teo said. “I thought anyone of the ten could have made it through. I was happy to make it that far.” Despite the competition, the evening was to support a great cause and was a fun experience. “My favorite moment was when everyone cheered for you when you were done,” Teo said. The evening concluded with a local man, Jamal Combs, winning the competition. “(Jamal) was incredible. Period,” Teo said. “I was very impressed and he deserved to win.” photo by Caitlin Wilson
or other students the Columbus Idol event benefits, a simple ‘hello’ in the hallway can mean even more than winning the competition. Portions of ticket sales will go to help fund the Best Buddies programs at East and North. Best Buddies builds friendships between students with disabilities and other students. Senior Katie Dana is a member of the program. “I joined Best Buddies through my friends Natalie Bush and Delaney Lego,” Dana said. “There was a call out meeting for the scholarship fundraiser, I showed up and was drawn in.” The Daniel J. Altmiller Scholarship was named for Daniel Altmiller, who was a par-
Revenue raised from Columbus Idol helps fund friendships ticipant of Best Buddies. His Mother, Jenne Altmiller carries on his memory with the first Daniel J. Altiller scholarship. “We are honoring a student who will go into special needs education or physical or occupational therapy,” Mrs. Altmiller said. This year’s scholarship was awarded to North Senior Rebecca Hubel. Best Buddies changes the lives of students. “(Being in Bet Buddies) has made me more aware of kids with disabilities,” Dana said. “It’s made me aware of how much a simple hello in the hallway means. People in Best buddies make a difference by becoming their friend and being there for them.” compiled by Caitlin Wilson
Wishing for the win
Students share their reasons for participating in Columbus Idol and their hopes for the prize “Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted to sing on stage. I thought Columbus Idol was the perfect option for me. The $500 prize is great, but the best prize is the recording time.” sophomore Taylor Greenlee “Winning Columbus Idol would be such an accomplishment. It would give me the opportunity to do something amazing. I want to see how far I could go with singing.” senior Danisha Braxton
The Newsmagazine of Columbus North High School
time’s up 1400 25th Street, Columbus, Ind.
May 21, 2010
the senior issue
“Any one of the ten could have made it through.” senior Rachel Teo
It seems like the countdown for graduation began freshman year. Well seniors, our time here is up.
06 “I think it will be a good fit for him because he has always liked IU.” junior Will Rinehart
Pirtle is choosing to go to culinary arts school
hen deciding on career paths, many students choose from the business or medical fields. Senior Brent Pirtle, however, chose culinary arts for it’s unique, creative outlet. Pirtle is attending the Johnson and Whales College of Culinary Arts, a topknotch cooking school and alma mater to famed chef Emeril Lagasse. “I’ll be attending the summer program in Charlotte, S.C. and the fall program in Denver, Colo.,” Pirtle said. Although an office is a great place to start a thriving line of work, Pirtle feels a kitchen would spark more of an interest. “It’s just fun,” he said. “It’s not a ‘nine-tofive-sitting-behind-a-desk’ job. I want to go beyond working at a simple chain restaurant and be a chef.” While chasing his dream job, Pirtle is still ready with a backup plan in case the job
does not work out. “If I don’t do cooking, I’d probably want to do something in politics,” he said. “But, really, it’s cooking or not going to school. I would just move to Denver.” Denver has an array of sports teams like the NFL Broncos and the NBA Nuggets, the teams Pirtle hopes to be a personal chef for. “My associates [degree] will be in Culinary Arts and my major will be in Sports Events and Entertainment Management,” he said. “It’ll either be super, large-scale catering or I’ll just be a head chef.” Pirtle may have to work his way up to the top, but he doesn’t mind. “There’s a big difference between a cook and a chef,” he said. “I don’t want to take orders from a boss. Instead, I want to be my own.” by Olivia Williams
photo by Alex Weisner
Cook | Senior Brent Pirtle is excited to attend a Culinary Arts school in Denver, Colo. starting next fall.
new school, new challenges Goins shares her story
photo by Alex Weisner
Reflect | Senior Ambraya Goins reflects on her time here in Columbus, even though she just moved here January.
an. 5, 2010 marks a day second semester senior transfer from Evansville, Ambraya Goins will never forget; her first day at Columbus North High School. Transferring with no warning, Goins still had a great transition. “People have been very friendly, but at first it was tough,” Goins said. “I didn’t have anyone to talk to and I focused on graduation.” Receiving few breaks with the senior project, Goins still received an outstanding rating. “At my old school, the senior project was not required, it was a part of our English class. Deadlines were pushed back for me, but I had all the same requirements of every other
senior.” Librarian Toni Held was Goins’ bull dog time teacher and offered to help her in anyway possible. With Mrs. Held’s help, Goins was able to create her project, “Animal Life Savers.” “I planned on giving my presentation to kids under 10 at the FFY, but they couldn’t get me in, so I gave my presentation to the life skills class about dog care,” Goins said. Outside of school, Goins attended her senior prom in Columbus, quickly established roots here and plans to stay in the area next year. “She asked me to prom, and I asked her to be my girlfriend during the last song,” senior Robert McLemore said.
Becoming involved can be hard for new students, but Goins jumped right in. She is a member of “Grief Group,” an anonymous group that helps teens get through emotional hardships, that meets once a week. “It’s a group that makes me think about a lot of stuff,” Goins said. “It really helps, and I enjoy it.” With plans to attend IUPUC next year and work, both Goins and Maclamore plan to stay together. “I am staying here and going to IUPUC after graduation, and so is Robert,” Goins said. “I love it here. It’s totally different than Evansville, but it’s a good different.” by Taylor Gohn
theinformation seniorstation class at a glance We surveyed 322 members of the senior class about their time at North, their future and a little about Harry Potter too.
What was your favorite year at North?
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Favorite year v. least favorite year Least favorite year at North?
of seniors have read all 7 “Harry Potter” novels
freshman 31% senior
the senior class median GPA on a 4.0 scale
of seniors have read at least 1 “Harry Potter” novel
of seniors have read all 4 “Twilight” novels
the amount of money the senior class has won in scholarships, breaking the record from the class of 2007 for $10.1 million.
of seniors have read at least 1 “Twilight” novel
relationships Of the seniors surveyed, 49 percent said they were in a relationship with a significant other. We then asked, “Are you planning on continuing to date into the next school year or breaking up?”
we haven’t discussed it yet
We survived... • construction • senior projects • AP packets • dealing with annoying people • limited parking • learning English • the pot lot protest • band room fire • Mr. Perry’s Econ final project
we are going our separate ways
we are staying together
A friend from elsewhere
A friend from North
If your plans after high school include college, who are you rooming with?
To close, we asked seniors what they have survived in their four years at North
• cicada invasion of 2008 • Bajio leaving Columbus • not getting a parking ticket during several illegal parking jobs • ISTEP • cooking class • the recession • Obama taking office • the Huckaby scandal
• PreCalculus • not so nice teachers • the flood • biology • SAQs • drama queens • thugs • AP BC Calculus • everything
“I survived high school - that says it all.”
senior David Crawford
Presentingplans thefor Class of 2010 the future
Here is the senior class and their plans for next year. We attempted to survey every senior and apologize if we missed you. Anderson University Mitch McIntyre, Undecided Art Institute of Indianapolis Daniel Kaiser, Interior Design Quinten Newton, Pastry Chef Ball State University Kameron Anderson, Criminal Sociality, Business Management Rebecca Austin, English Education Jennifer Barbercheck, Psychology Cory Booher, Business Drew Calbert, Architecture, Business Joanna Chatham, Vocal Performance Letty Contreras, Early Childhood Education Laura Gorbett, Nursing Rianne Hall, Secondary English Education Ethan Hooten, Accounting Keegan Jiles, Spanish Education Ashley Kamman, Elementary Education Alesha Lewis, Telecommunications Nick Likens, Pre-Law Katie Luken, Elementary Education Kristina Matney, Nursing Ashley Moore, Athletic Training, Vet Tech Colleen Mullally, Law, Psychology Levi Olmstead, Advertising David Packer, Animating, Graphic Design Makenzie Pope, Art Natasha Powell, Art Jenna Pruitt, Business, Public Relations Kyle Resnik, Visual Communications MacKenna Richard, Public Relations Morgan Roederer, Architecture Veronica Shipley, Genetics Mallory Sims, Nursing Austin Smith, Biology, Anatomy Tanner Smith, Space Exploration Engineer Tech Specialist Sarah Stearns, Visual Communication Bailey Stultz, Architecture, Urban Planning
Courtney Turner, Telecommunications Megan Vogt, Nursing Alex Weisner, Architecture Olivia Williams, Journalism Miranda Yeley, Nursing Vance Yount, Statistics and Bio/ Chem Bellarmine University Mariah Schwenk, Business, Education Belmont University Evan Scruton, English, Math Rachel Teo, Commercial Music Bowling Green University Tyler Smith, MBA Brigham Young University Sarah Hill, Exercise Science Megan Hinckley, Undecided Luke Kleinhenz, Business Management Butler University Katherine Doty, Music Education Caroline Hedrick, Pharmaceuticals Kyle Moriarty, Accounting Cinncinati Christian Univeristy Andy Barker, Urban/Intercultural Studies Concordia Universitiy Chicago Sarah Burr, Director of Christian Education DePauw University Chrissy Day, Athletic Training Kristin Otto, Biology Emma Pence, Education Tom Piotrowski, Music Performance and Biology Louie Souza, History Erica Tucker, Undecided Aaron Vaillancourt, Pre-Med Devry University Charles Freeman, Game and Simulation Programming Florida College Brice Baughn, Undecided Shelby Malone, Early Childhood Educations
Franklin College Casey Kirk, Biology, Chemistry Katie McBurnett, Teaching Alec Olibo, Information Technology Lee Tompkins, Undecided Full Sail University Jeremy Cramer, Game Art Geneva College Stephanie Shoop, Spanish Hanover College Anthony Cox, English Literature Harrison College Zach Aufdermauer, Business Marketing, Graphic Design Indiana University Mary-Jeanette Andrews, Neuroscience Jason Bowman, Economics Emily Burbrink, Nursing, PreMed Paulina Chavira, International Business and Management Caleb Denney, Business Quintin Caldwell, Nursing Nick Coffey, Pre-Dental Dane Duke, Criminal Justice, Political Science Greg Freudenthaler, Business Cassie Funcheon, Accounting, Finance Kristen Greathouse, Optometry Dylan Gommel, Business Genna Gosney, Business Alex Lawless, Art Dylan Lax, Physical Therapy Delaney Lego, Elementary Education, Special Education Justin Madigan, Kinesiology Marissa McEwan, Photography Matt McKain, Undecided Zach Mills, Mathematics Brandon Murphy, Biology Peter Oren, Psychology, Education Andrew Pajakowski, Accounting Graham Pedersen, Informatics Ruel Pedigo, Medicine Siri Retrum, Nursing Simone Robinson, Medicine Megan Schultz, Business Melissa Showalter, Undecided Jennifer Smith, International Business Audrey Snider, Anthropology
Victoria Stout, Business, Pre-law Philip Tarnowski, Business Management Christiana Vogel, International Business Marcus Wadell, Marketing, Mathematics Emily Wheeler, Biology Heidi Wieland, Undecided Indiana State University Jake Morgan, Aviatian Zachary Nickerson, Psychology Zachary Ruddick, Psychology Eric Scher, Art Education Sean Skiles, Business Shaina Weisner, Pre-Dentistry Indiana Wesleyan University Kimberly Phelps, Music or Elementary Education Christina Pletcher, Elementary Education IUPUC Whitney Akins, Electrical Engineer Ashley Baker, Nursing Megan Basile, Nursing Tesla Bell, Art Therapy Scott Bowling, Pharmacy Tech Samantha Bradley, Business Megan Brumfield, Child Education Ruth Burnett, Civil Engineering Brandon Cameron, Undecided Alisha Cooley, Undecided Katherine Cooper, Undecided Zach Cornn, Undecided Emily Dahl, Undecided Lydia Drake, Optometry Bethany Ferril, English Brett Ferry, Landscape Architecture Courtney Fleener, Finance Emily Ford, Nursing Emily Foust, Elementary Education Ambraya Goins, Business Jerrica Grider, Business Logan Harrell, Liberal Arts Alex Hildinger, Undecided Bryce Jones, Electrical Engineering Kenichi Kato, Pre-Med Jacob Kennedy, Accounting Anthony Kipper, Sports Broadcasting Kelly Lewis, Medicine, Nursing Logan McDaniel, Psychology
Kim McDaniel, Psychology Avari Mitchell, Biology Rebekah Moorman, Dermatology Felicia Nelson, Pediatric Nursing Shanna O’Dell, Undecided Keegan Owens, Psychology Shelby Perry, Nursing Jordon Philips, Medical Genetics Leslie Phillips, Education Logan Pickett, Engineering Jordan Purvis, Nursing Mallory Rutam, Nursing Monica Sandoval, Nursing Ashley Settle, Education Zach Staley, Business Austin Streeval, Land Surveyor Nate Vauter, MET Zack Walker, Mechanical Engineering Zeb Walton, Psychology Derek Wampler, Broadcasting, Telecommunications Laura-Beth Wilde, Business Administration IUPUI Rachel Bear, Nursing Taylor Buster, Nursing Dylan Howard, Electrical Engineering Jordan Jaggers, Education Andrew Krueger, Undecided Liz Nay, Art Lindsey Padalik, Forensic and Investigative Science Garrett Preusz, Computer Graphics Technology Design Xochitl Rizo, Nursing Ben Wentworth, Economics Ivy Tech Angel Alarcón, Law Benjamin Bailey, Undecided Nicole Bailey, Art or Japanese Amos Baugher, Fire Science Kim Benefiel, Psychology Cassie Boyer, Dental Assisting Ryan Brown, Culinary Arts Dalton Brumett, Undecided Tyler Burkhart, Business Sarah Cottrill, Elementary Education Darryl Couch, Technology Derek Eggers, Law Enforcement April English, Veteranarian Ryan Farnsworth, Computer Technology Matthew Feliciano, Medicine, Computer Technology
Blake Fields, Undecided Steven Foley, CAD Francisco Garcia, Business Grace Gudates, Nursing Ashley Harrison, Undecided Stacya Hendrickson Chandra Hollinger, Nursing Sydney Innie, Undecided Ashley Jaeger, Dental Adrian Laboy, Nursing Zack Laine, Criminology, History Rachel Lapidus, Vet Tech Spencer Layman, Undecided Caitlin Linney, Early Childhood Education Kent Meinert, Applied Paramedic Science Krisinda Niewedde, Vet Tech Kory Noland, Construction Guadalupe Ortiz, Undecided Ryan Pennington, Business Managment Sophia Pepper, Medicine Hannah Perkinson, English Brandon Ramirez, Paramedic Science Merari Ramos, Business Jesse Rogers, Graphic Design Angelica Rosete, Undeicded Valerie Sorg, Nursing Kristen Stokes, Undecided Sarah Streeval, Elementary Education, Vet Assistant Shennille Taylor, Education Katlynn Turner, Nursing Cory Wildman, Early Childhood Education Alyssa Wiles, Undecided Johnson and Wales University Brent Pirtle, Culinary Arts Manchester College Casaundra Birdwell, Engineering Kaitlin Jines, History Marian University Charles Ayres, Marketing Jordan Gray, Mathematics Katie Kaiser, Business Management Nick Kruse, Business Nick Shanks, Medical Biology Miami University Carissa Fry, Pre-Law New York University Mia Weiland, French, Studio Art Northern Dakota State Unviersity Nash Johnson, Business Nick Peterson, Entrepreneurship Oberlin College Maggie Vrana, Political Science
Ohio Northern University Jeremy Barnes, Pharmacy Olivet Nazarene University Arielle Beller, Undecided Purdue University Sam Anderson, Building Construction Management Garrett Banks, Biology Barrett Beach, Pharmacy David Bean, Engineering Chris Bremmer, Computer and Information Technology Katie Bridgeman, Pharmacy Kira Cazenave, Wildlife Cole Chandler, Computer Science Andrew Cox, Aeronautical Engineering Stephanie Emling, Undecided Brooke Fath, Special and Elementary Education Anna Forster, Nursing Jonathan Gill, Mechanical Engineering Technology Jon Glackin, Engineering Jase Harmon, Engineering Stacy Hauersperger, Unidecided Brandon Hedrick, Engineering Maggie Kim, Mathematical Statistics Timo Loesher, Industrial Engineering Jacob Logan, Mathematics Robert McLemore, Mechanical Engineering Technology Pat Meyer, Engineering Technology Cole Newton, Mechanical Engineering Technology Urvi Patel, Undecided Betsy Schlehuser, General Health Science Justin Schuder, Nursing Sara Searcy, Wildlife Kaley Stahl, Dietetics, Health Daniel Ward, Engineering Adam Willats, Biomedical Engineering David Yen, Industrial Engineering Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology John MacAslan, Computer Science Corbin Oliver, Mechanical Engineering Savannah College of Art and Design Melissa Andrews, Animation, Film and Television Southern Virginia University Erin Bennett, Political Science, Philosophy
Trine State University Yodir Anahuati, Civil Engineering U.N.A.M. College - Mexico City Guilleamo Rosado, Business Administration University of Alabama Steve Keogh, Telecommunications and Film University of Arizona Thomas Brueggemann, Business or Environmental Science Ryne Tabler, Pre-Physiology University of Chicago Katie Dana, Undecided University of Evansville Jessica Engelking, Pre-Vet Erin Gordon, Communications Jenna Huebel, Special Education Rebecca Huebel, Elementary Education Stefan Starnes, Civil Engineering University of Indianapolis Dylan Abney, Sports Marketing Stephanie Kirkling, Visual Communications Design Alyssa Miller, Psychology Angela Owens, Theatre, Photography Brianna Robertson, Physical Therapy Jessica White, Secondary Education Sam Withers, Psychology, Music Education University of Kentucky Mike Hughes, Mechanical Engineering Keleigh Knorr, Chemical Engineer Rebecca Goggin, Undecided University of Louisville Colin Kurayama, Biology Ashley Miller, Music Therapy University of Mississippi Katie Bieger, Marketing and Advertising University of Missouri Natalie Bush, Public Relations Taylor Gohn, Physical Therapy or Business Madeline Hodek, Photojournalism Lindsey Thompson, Journalism
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Imprint | Senior Jerrica Grider displays the tattoo she got during spring break last year to show rememberance of her mother’s diagnoses of multiple sclerosis.
n early 2006, towards the end of her eighth grade year, senior Jerrica Grider’s mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is typically a progressive disease involving damage to the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. “At first I didn’t know what it was so I didn’t think anything of it,” Grider said. “(My parents) didn’t tell me for a while. My mom was in and out of the hospital. She had Carpotunal surgery but when it didn’t work they had to go deeper into looking for something else.” Grider helps accommodate her mother’s needs. “During an episode one side of her body will not be able to move,” Grider said. “She wants to do things on her
own, but we all know that on the days she isn’t feeling good we all stay home to take care of her.” Overall Grider has had more time with her mother since the diagnoses. “I spend more time with her,” Grider’s mother, Monica Grider said. “We used to be on the go with (soft)ball tournaments. Now all the girls want to know what to do to help.” To celebrate her mother’s strength through her diagnoses, Grider and one of her older sisters got tattoos during spring break last year. “We didn’t tell (my mom),” Grider said. “We told her we were getting tattoos, but she thought it was just a spring break thing.” The “spring break thing” meant more than just a regular
tattoo to Mrs. Grider. In small print the letters ‘MS’ are in the flower tattoo. “I had to think a minute about what the MS stood for,” Mrs. Grider said. “I was pretty overwhelmed and emotional. It is a cool thought of something of me is on them all the time.” Through the diagnoses of MS the Grider family has learned how to stay positive. One major moral was summed up by Mrs. Grider. “Take everyday as today, not tomorrow.” Grider finished her cosmetology classes in March and is planning on getting her license. Next year once she starts working she plans on taking business classes at IUPUC. by Sarah Burr
Making the most of the magic a chance to win
hile some seniors are spending their second semesters slacking off and waiting for summer, senior Megan Hinckley has been trying to win her Spanish class a trip to Orlando. “‘The Today Show’ had a contest to send the class that could send a video to prove they were ‘extraordinary’ to Harry Potter World,” Hinckley said. “I just decided why not? And talked to Señora and we filmed it.” The contest was announced in February and would send the winning class to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in June. “I wanted to do it because I figured we had nothing to lose,” Hinckley said, “and our class really does have a lot to be proud of.” Results were released in late April, but unfortunately Hinckley’s class did not make the cut. “(When she first suggested it) I thought
‘Are you crazy?’” Spanish teacher Marcia Cheek said. “I figured it would be mostly elementary students, and they have that cute factor.” Although winning would have been an added bonus, the students did it mostly for the experience. “It was a really fun thing for our class to do,” Hinckley said. “I don’t think any of us were really expecting to win, but it was a cool thing for us to shoot for.” Mrs. Cheek said that this contest was very popular in the class. “That class is very Harry Potter oriented,” Mrs. Cheek said. “They were all for it. To film the video I had them all bring in whatever Harry Potter stuff they had and there was enough for everyone, and this is a class of 25.” The park opens to the public June 18 as an addition to Universal Studios in Orlando.
Hinckley, like many others, read the Harry Potter novels throughout elementary school beginning with The Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001. “I really like the books,” she said. “They’re so well written.” Next year, Hinckley is planning to attend Brigham Young University in Utah. by Andrea Behling
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Imagine | Senior Megan Hinckley organized the entry of her Spanish class into a contest with the possibility of winning a trip to Orlando.
way back when we were freshman... major events from our four years Sept. 4, 2006 Animal Planet Wildlife Show host Steve Irwin died while filming in Australia. He was killed by the barb of a stingray that stung him in the chest. Sept. 26, 2006 Facebook goes public.
Daily announcements given over the PA system switched mid-year to a television broadcast during 4th period, the first BNN shows. April 16, 2007 In Blackburg Va., a single guman killed 32 people, injured others and took his own life in what came to be called the Virginia Tech Shootings.
As entering freshman, there was no such thing as BDT. Instead, we had Home Room. “I miss homeroom, not going to lie - it being in the mornings instead of the middle of the day. It was usually only fifteen minutes and it worked so much better than Bull Dog Time, I thought.” senior Zach Ruddick
Sept. 14, 2007 A “chemical spill” induced a Code Blue, a fire alarm was triggered, and rumors spread like crazy all in one day at North that came to be called Freaky Friday.
April 18, 2008 At 4:36 a.m. an earthquake was felt by students across Bartholomew County.
Aug. 2008 The Summer Olympics were held in China where swimmer Michael Phelps broke the record for most gold medThe Commons Mall was torn down als won in a single Olympics when he for reconstruction took home 8 golds. after 35 years of Nov. 2007 holding events The German including concerts, In the fall, the new Project Pride senior language program fund raisers, and project was impleat North was proms. mented. The class almost cancelled of 2009 successas the Chinese fully completed language program over 400 projects. was added to the curriculum.
Sept. 2007 Barriers were added to the West parking lot, commonly called the ‘Pot Lot,’ to reserve a portion of the spaces for teachers. Students protested by making T-shirts and bringing their lunches and crowding the cafeteria one day to show the advantage of letting students drive to lunch. “I remember people wearing T-shirts and one of my friends had one. We all thought it was really stupid that they had to duct tape the word ‘pot’ on the shirts.” senior Ashley Moore
June 7, 2008 Columbus was hit by a disastrous flood. “The flood was just a great tragedy that happened that took a wild process to overcome. Now it’s something that will always be remembered.” senior April English
Jan. 20, 2009 President Barack Obama was inaugurated, bringing a close to President George Bush’s eight years in office. Sept. 23, 2008 North’s choir Debuteens and Music Men opened for John Mellencamp at the Crump downtown.
Oct. 31, 2009 North’s men’s and women’s cross country teams both won their State competitions.
March 2010 The Affordable Health Care for America Act was signed into law by President Obama when the last of the health care Jan. 2010 An electrical spark reform legislation caused a fire in the was passed by North band room Congress. that forced band and choir classes to Jan. 12, 2010 relocate for the first An earthquake in Haiti caused, as month of second of last week, over semester. 230,000 deaths and $14.9 billion in aid to be raised for the island nation.
June 2009 Zaharakos, the downtown restaurant and ice-cream parlor, reopened. “I went there as a kid. I work at Smith’s Row so they’re kind of stealing our business since we have ice cream specials. I’ve had to run over there a couple times and the place looks great but I haven’t eaten there yet since it reopened.” senior Garrett Preusz
June 25 and 28, 2009 First Michael Jackson passed away, then three days later, Billy Mays died as well. “It was kind of funny because I was in Spain with the IU Honors Program when they happened. We got the paper... and showed it to one of our teachers who was a big Michael Jackson fan. Someone did a Billy Mays skit about the Sham Wow in our Spanish lit class right after he died to be funny. Everything was happening in the US while we were over there.” senior Simone Robinson
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Smile | Malina posing for a picture with her family on a vacation in Colorado in 2008.
Travel | The Malinas stand in front of the Great Wall during Spring Break of 2007.
Malina’s move F
or most, senior year is considered the end. However, junior Gabby Malina’s senior year will be a new beginning. Malina and her family are moving to China this July due to a change in her father’s job at Cummins. “I was asked if I was interested in taking the job,” Gabby’s father John Malina said. When the family was informed, they took a vote and if anyone voted no, they would stay in Columbus. “It was a total family vote,” Mr. Malina said. Malina and her brother will be attending an international school in China. “We are all pretty excited,” Malina said. “My brother wants to leave as soon as possible.” Excited as Malina may be, she is still sad to be leaving. “I will miss my friends, my dog, my
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Junior Gabby Malina has lived in Columbus for nearly 16 years. Now she is going to experience what it is like to live in a new place.
grandparents and chocolate chips, because I don’t think they have them there.” Malina will keep in touch with her friends through Facebook and Skype. “I still can’t believe she is moving,” junior Alex Rape said. Rape has been good friends with Malina for four years now. “I know it is going to happen,” Rape said, “but I just keep hoping it will change.” Rape is not the only one of Malina’s friends who was stunned when they found out the news. “When she told me I thought she was joking around,” sophomore Hayden Kleinhenz said. “I cried when it finally sunk in.” Besides leaving her friends, Malina might also be leaving something else behind. “I’m considering playing volleyball there, but I probably won’t,” Malina said. Malina feels that living in a new country
will be a new experience. “I am looking forward to meeting new people, eating different foods and experiencing a communist country,” Malina said. Malina will be returning to start college in the United States after completing her senior year in China even though her parents will remain in China for two years. “I’d like to go to the University of Colorado,” Malina said. “It’s my dream school.” Even though moving to a new country will lead to new experiences, Malina will not forget the things she left behind. by Kayleigh Steigerwalt
Hoosier hype Junior Jake Reed gets scholarship, commits to IU to play football
or seniors, deciding where they go to college is one more thing to check off their list. For junior Jake Reed, this is something he will not have to worry about his senior year. Reed has committed to play college football for Indiana University. For juniors, this is not normal. “It’s not too often that I get a kid that’s a full ride, Big Ten athlete, coming through our program at Columbus North,” football coach Tim Bless said. “We’re very excited to see what he’ll do for us (his senior year).” Coach Bless believes Reed’s position is very critical for the team. “He’s our starting tight end and plays defense as well. He’s a combination of an offensive lineman and a wide receiver,” Coach Bless said. In Reed’s position, it is his job to block on running plays. He is also critical in passing situations, where he can run pass routes and be a receiver. All of this, however, almost comes second nature to Reed. “I probably started playing in first grade with flag football. My dad and I would always watch football while growing up,” he said. “I’ve always been so into it watching it as a kid. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.” While growing up, Reed had to make decisions for himself involving other activities. “Freshman year I played basketball and football and then I ended up giving up basketball because I wanted to get bigger for football,” Reed said. His decision making skills helped him reach his final choice. “They always said take your time and look around at other colleges, but I had been there (IU) many times and knew the coaches,” he said. “The last time I went was during their spring game, and I just felt like it was time.” Reed made the decision after a recent visit to the
college. “Right after the spring game, I committed. I wanted to do it while I was there face to face, but my dad wanted me to go home and talk to my mom one last time about it since it’s a pretty big deal,” he said. Once the news became official, Reed’s friends were very supportive. “I was proud of him. I think it will be a good fit for him because he has always liked IU,” junior Will Rinehart said. IU is not the first college to contact Reed about playing college football. According to Coach Bless, close to 50 college football coaches have contacted him about Reed. “Pretty much the ‘who’s who’ in every Conference in America...It goes from East coast to West coast, from South to North,” Coach Bless said. To most coaches, Reed is a standout player. “Jake is a coaches dream,” Coach Bless said. “He’s gifted with size and natural talent, yet he also couples that with God given ability and unbelievable work ethic.” by Vanessa Staublin
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Pose | Reed holds onto a football in his Bull Dog uniform. He has one more year playing here before he goes to IU.
Spring sports wrap-up
As the spring sports season comes to a close, records have been broken, goals have been made and the state finals are in sight
Softball With hope
Goals: To win sectionals and make it to regionals Record: 12-2 “We work to win every game we play or try our best to do so. We really would like to win sectionals again this year.” sophomore Emily Scheidt photo by Kelsey Moriarty
Tennis With work
his spring has been an “unexpected” success for senior Thomas Brueggeman. Brueggeman broke the 100meter dash record at the Midwest Prep Invitational meet. “At first I didn’t believe it, because coming to the race I didn’t expect it,” Brueggeman said. His mental preparation for the race was just to “run as fast as he
could.” Brueggeman broke the record that was previously set in 1990. “I put a lot of preparation in to this track season by doing Acceleration Indiana and preventing injuries,” Brueggeman said. Preparation made it possible for him to set a new record. “I love track, I really do.” photo by Luke Carr
Spring sports are coming to a close
Goal: Win state Record: 12-2 “To get to know each other better we do big sisters and little sisters. This makes it easier to work as a team.” sophomore Courtney Cain
Goal: Make it to state Record: 5-2 “Our goal for each tournament is to put together a good round so that we can put together a solid team score.” junior Brandon Knapp photo by Keonna Durham
Men’s and Women’sTrack
“For the most part the spring sports did okay,” athletic secretary Cindy McCoy said. “The track and softball teams did very well.” Men’s volleyball: 6-5 Baseball: 6-14 Rugby: 6-2
Goal: Make it to state Record: 9-2 “I think the team will for sure place in the top five. They are a good team and they will do great.” freshman Hanna Ballard photo by Shanna O’Dell
compiled by: Becca Brougher and Tricia Souza
Quote it After every episode of Glee, we see a lot of people quoting it on Facebook. These are a few students and their favorite Glee quotes.
Sue: That’s how Sue (hand in the form of a C) see’s it.” “Sue is a really funny character and everything she says or does is hilarious.” freshman Chloe Hundley
Kurt: “Can you go now? I’m a half hour behind on my moisturizer routine, and I need to wake up early.” “I liked this quote because Kurt is my favorite. He is true to himself and he is just hilarious.” junior Hailey Hirsch
Sue: “I just lost my train of thought because you have so much margarine in your hair.” “I thought it was funny because it’s kind of true, his hair looks way too gelled up.” sophomore Derek Baker
Brittney: “You just have to swing your head around like your getting tasered. It’s like cool epilepsy.” “Brittney just says random things like that and I think it’s hilarious.” freshman Kevin Rudzinski
Sue: “I don’t trust a man with curly hair. I can’t help but imagining little birds laying sulfurous eggs in there, and it disgusts me.” “I like this quote because it’s just funny. I can’t imagine someone just coming up with that on the spot in real life.” sophomore Rachel Davison
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Glee is quirky, worth the watch
have to be honest; I wasn’t able to get hooked on the first season of “Glee.” All of my friends were watching it and pushing me to like it, but it just never happened. I thought it was stupid the first time I watched it. But when you’re watching “Glee,” don’t push it to the side just yet. “Glee” is about an ambitious teacher named Will Jennifer Dieckmann Shuester, played by Matthew Morrison, who is trying to save his high school’s glee club. While trying to inspire a group of underdog students to express themselves and be the stars they have always wanted to be, he is harassed by the high school’s cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, played by Jane Lynch. Sue is the whole reason for watching “Glee.” Her rude and crude personality is what makes “Glee” so funny. Sue is no typical high school teacher. She verbally abuses her students, disrespects fellow teachers and thinks she runs the school. She is extremely cruel to Will Schuester about his hair. It seems like every episode she has something to say about it. It never gets old. It’s so funny how she talks to the students, too. She is not afraid to tell them that they are too fat or too ugly. It is so rude, but so funny. All of the drama with Rachel Berry, played by Lea Michele, and Finn Hudson, played by Cory Monteith, is ridiculous. First of all, Rachel is full of herself. She thinks she is all that, and she’s not. I’m not trying to diss her or anything, but get real Rachel. You’re not the center of the universe all the time, like you saw when Finn took you to see his friend who was paralyzed from the waist down. Then there’s Finn. Finn is probably the stupidest guy ever. He is a typical high school jock, minus the Glee Club. He puts himself in dangerous positions that he can’t get out of. From the questionable if Puck or Finn is Quinn’s baby’s father to his never ending feelings for Rachel, Finn has some stuff to work out. To some people “Glee” may seem weird and awkward, but it works. I think its quirkiness makes it a popular TV show. “Glee” is so different from the stereotypical high school TV show. It emphasizes the so called “popular” crowd picking on the “geeks.” However, “Glee” does not care about the popular crowd. It is more focused on the unpopular people. “Glee” shows all of the geeks, nerds, outcasts and rejects in the real world that they do not have to be just a face in the crowd anymore. So, these are the 5 things you need to do while watching “Glee.” Number one: If the beginning is kind of boring, don’t turn it off yet. Number two: If you start thinking it is too “High School Musical” for you, don’t give up; the good parts are coming. Number three: If Kurt starts to freak you out a little bit, just wait. Number four: If Rachel really starts to make you mad, blow it off; she isn’t that bad. Number five: If you take anything Sue Sylvester says offensively, you need to lighten up. I definitely recommend that everyone watch “Glee.” It will definitely surprise you, so watch it on Tuesdays at 9/8c.
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Summer somewhere else Juniors travel away from home to immerse themselves in different cultures Triangle: Why are you going to Germany? Junior Ella Wildemann: “I was taking German, and I really want to use the language and study abroad when I’m in college, and my dad said I should go through the IU honors program instead of the school, because he told me, ‘You’ll speak German, be immersed in the culture and it will be the most beneficial for learning.’ So hopefully then I’ll be really good at German, and study
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abroad and go there again and speak German, and not be a complete tourist.” Triangle: How did you get into the program that is helping you go? Wildemann: “I had to take a test. Once I found out I passed, I had to fill out this really long application part. I haven’t applied to college, but people who had taken it last year said it was harder than applying for college. I had to answer a ton of questions and write like four essays. It’s a lot of work and then I went to an orientation.”
Across Oakville, Iowa
“I think that it’s important to spend some time of your summer doing things for other people. It’s important to look outside of your own world and go out somewhere else.” junior Sam Ferdon
Ferdon is going to Iowa to help victims from a flood that left many of Oakville’s occupants homeless.
“A really big thing in Leon, Spain is their cathedral, and we get to visit that.” junior Alex Rape Like Wildemann, Rape is going overseas through the IU honors program. She will live there until July 22.
13. A great summer extreme sport, involving a certain gun called “a marker.” 14. A great day trip for people who love to rock! 15. A great beach game involving a raised net.
2. The Big Star in the sky. 3. A big blue wet place to cool off and chill with friends. 6. A cool place to meet new friends and have fun, don’t forget your sleeping bag! 8. If someone mentions this place during summer, they’ll probably get scowled. 9. A place by the sea.
Heard in the halls • “Yeah my ex-boyfriend broke up with me...” • -“Is that girl famous?” -“No I think she goes to our school.” • “I learned everything I know about history from the paintings on the walls.” • “Moist!”
1. These people are essential to life and even more essential to summer. 4. Green, seedless or seeded, a great snack for the summer. 5. If you’re on one of these... you’re on a very big boat. 7. Everything from PushPops to Drumsticks. 10. Another popular travel spot for people whose governor was elected to “Governate.” 11. A fun gathering involving a grill. 12. A popular travel spot for people over summer break on the southeast coast.
When North’s hallways are full, conversation fills the air and some of it may leave students saying- “Huh?”
• “Why do you need someone to pop your zit for you?” • “I’m just looking for my home-boy.” • “Oh I need to look needier? I’ll wear my ripped jeans.” • “How is she Polish if Poland doesn’t exist?” • “What happened to the Prince? Oh, he
ran away to Canada.” • “I don’t usually come to school naked, but when you’re running late, you gotta do what you gotta do.” • “Thomas Hobbes be keepin’ it real.” compiled by Connor LeClerc
A picture worth a thousand words can be nice, but instead of doing without words, why not add ones that shed light on the moment? Here’s one of the highlights from the song “Call Me” at American Pie on Friday May 7.
This year marked the 25th Anniversary of American Pie. As a special tribute, the concert closed with the song “American Pie,” performed by alumni who came back for the show. “I felt really energized. It’s like your own personal rocking-out time, and the momentum and the feeling I got with that was intense.” junior Rachel Ozols “I love it because it’s always an awesome experience to hear our friends and classmates to do their rendition of all types of music wile sharing their talents not everyone knew they had.” junior Anna Babcock
“I loved how much each act got into their character.” junior Lyndsay Johnson photo by Madeline Hodek