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Coronado Explorer

“For the Coronado High School community”

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In This Issue News...........................2 - News Briefs - Rock Boot Camp -New Look for Don News Opinionation................3 -”Hallway Traffic” - “Minds in Motion” - My first American football game Campus Happenings...4/5 -”Spirit Week” -”Spirit Week” Photo shoot -Homecoming preview Clubs...........................6 - Features Acadamia.....................7 - Features - “Minds in Motion” nominees -Constitution Essay Winners Sports..........................8 - Higley vs. Coronado preview

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Coronado Offering Free Breakfast for all Students By Madi Cooper

Since September 8th, all students at Coronado are welcome to come in before school and treat themselves to a free breakfast. At the beginning of this year, Coronado was declared a “Title 1” school. To be eligible for these monies and to be called a “Title 1” school, over 60% of the students must have applied for the reduced or free lunch program. According to Mr. Biera, at a “Title 1” school the Federal Government funds school expenses such as breakfast, school supplies, tutoring, and help for training teachers. Commenting on the free breakfast, CHS Cafeteria Manager Kathy Mutschler is extremely excited about this program, hoping it will bring students on campus earlier to nourish, energize, and ultimately help them graduate. Mutschler also noted that the cafeteria will be selling honey

buns, cereal, bagels, hot sandwiches and a variety of other foods in the morning as well as fresh fruit. The cafeteria tries to have one special food item every morning such as a pancake, corndog, or a ham sandwich; once the weather gets colder, she’ll be serving oatmeal and hot chocolate. The cafeteria employees are also attempting to make banana bread. However, students can’t just pile up all the food they want. All students can get a combo meal which includes a main breakfast item, a side (such as fruit), and a drink. “The free breakfast at CHS is great because in the morning I don’t have enough time at home to get breakfast,” added freshman Jake Goodman. “So instead of getting it at home I come to school and get some for free and not waste money.” Cafeteria Manager Kathy Mutschler offers banana bread to students for free breakfast. The cafeteria stops serving at 8:00 AM so come & get it! Photo by Madi Cooper.

Library’s Open, Who Needs Help? Library now open Tuesday-Thursday from 3 to 6 PM, NHS tutors available Tuesdays By Daniel Nemet

For the past two years NHS students have volunteered their Tuesday afternoons to volunteering in the library. “There have definitely been some success stories, but we would like to reach more students,” Mrs. Willis told the Explorer. Because of new “title 1” funding, tutoring as been changed this year. The new “Title 1” funding has Coronado helping students afterschool Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from three to six. This is a large expansion upon NHS tutoring services which are only on Tuesdays. With the power of these two programs combined, there are now several avenues of help for a student in need. One part of this program is the NHS Tutoring. The tutoring has been held on Tuesdays since 2007. “NHS students seem to naturally like to help others. Peer tutoring can be one of the most effective ways for students to learn,” Mrs. Willis continued. It has been seen over the years that students who misunderstand their teachers can sometimes understand their peers. Morgan Staalberg (12), the NHS president, believes that tutoring is a “great opportunity for those who take advantage of it, a way to meet [new] people, do homework, and [get] involved.” The new part to this program is teachers providing tutoring. Although several years ago there was a similar tutoring program, it was cut due to a lack of funding. However, with new “Title 1”

Students Flourish at High Tech U Horrigan wins scholarship, Ilia earns Honeywell internship By Dreylon Vang

The stereotypical thought of technology is something futuristic, sci-fi, video games, flat screens, the latest phones, and computers. But at the heart of it all technology is just another way to make human life and function easier and more efficient. Programs like High Tech U help to “Introduce students to Technology Industry”, according to an SRP salt (River Project) press release. High Tech U holds an annual program for Summer Contreras (11) and Jessica high school students which helps to Reed (11) studying on a tuesday after- further their knowledge on math and noon in the library. science. “This is Coronado’s third Photo by Dean Pizarro. year of participation”, says Mrs. Mills who is the Head of the Science deschool funding, the program was partment. She has helped send many brought back. There are currently students to High Tech U September seven teachers who help with 22-24, and was also pleased to learn tutoring with a focus on English that Jacqueline Horrigan, 10, received and Mathematics. Just like the the Shag Takayama Global Leadership NHS students, the teachers can Scholarship. only help students with subjects Every year the programs staff picks that they are familiar in. two students who demonstrate posi“It is still too early [in the year] tive attitude, teamwork, leadership, to see effects of tutoring,” Mr. participation and professionalism Biera explained. “I stop by every week and am seeing more students and award them with the thousand dollar scholarship. Horrigan happily show [up].” Biera also went on explained, “even though I was very to say that tutoring is a “positive surprised I was also very thankful for environment” and looks forward receiving the scholarship.” Horrigan to seeing the program expand. also said that she hasn’t decided what “Tutoring also gives students college or university she plans to atan opportunity to use the school tend but she’s happy the scholarship computers in a safe social area.” can be used at any college or univerAccording to Biera, if it becomes sity. necessary, transportation may be High Tech U is also very focused provided to the nearest schools to bring students home. With the long on keeping the students involved and affiliated with the program even after tutoring window hours and the participation, for example the five possibility of transportation, this year follow up for every participant program has potential. Cont. in News Pg. 2 and in some cases the future staff involvement like Demiana Ilia.

With help, scholarship winner Jackie Horrigan (11) launches the “Statapult” at High Tech U on September 22nd. Photo by Mr. Gerchick.

Demiana (10) was a previous participant of High Tech U, so when she learned that former participants could become Ambassadors for the program she thought it was a great opportunity. “I was inspired by the program and loved to help out so I decided to become an Ambassador for High Tech U”. Besides all the experiments and technology based activities like the ‘Statapult’, a trebuchet aimed by proper setup based on statistics, the week held a good deal more opportunities for Coronado students. It would seem that things couldn’t get any better for Coronado students but then again Demiana’s brother Bishouy Illia (11) participated in this year’s program and was offered an internship at Honeywell, including paid tuition for college, given that he majors in aerospace and minors in engineering. For a list of High Tech U participants, go to News Pg. 2


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“NHS” cont. from Front Page

The only thing that may be missing is you. As the maxim goes, “asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but of strength.” So if there is a subject, a concept, a vocabulary word, a theo-

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rem, a book, a formula, a project, or practically any other assignment that is unclear, stop by the library for some tutoring. C.H.S. gives you the resources for academic success.

High Tech U Student Participants Christopher Armour Alexandra Cruz Jaqueline Horrigan Cindy Moctezuma Erick Nieto Vivian Quijada Damian Richard Matthew Starr Edward Triplett

Hector Barrera Angelo DeLuca Bishoury Ilia Jacqueline Montoya Alexus Ortega Nicole Rancati Maura Rocha Bryann Nelson

Reid Blakey Leonel Higuera Kali Koepke Romero Elijah Moss Bryce Paul KJ Reece Jennifer Smith Nelson Tran

Stylin’ Left: Daily Don News member Davis Enas (12) sports Don News’ new blazers that will be seen being worn by all Don Anchormen. Tune into the production’s new style during homeroom.

News Briefs Still time to register to take the PSAT/NMSQT Attention Juniors! Coronado juniors planning to take the PSAT/NMSQT will be able to take it at Arcadia High School on Saturday, October 17th. These test results are used to qualify for National Merit Scholarships. If you plan to take the test, you should sign up in the Coronado bookstore by October 9th. Seating is limited, so students will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that there is a $20 test fee, which includes the cost of the PSAT practice booklet. Help your school, make money, exhibit your art If you are an artist, here is your opportunity to win a cash prize, have your art be displayed and used as publicity for the musical, GREASE! The sponsors of the vocal music program, PACE, is offering a $150 cash prize to the winner of an art contest. Your work must reflect the theme GREASE, set in the 1950’s at Rydell High School, with the T-birds and Pink Ladies and of course, the famous Greased Lightning car. Art work must accompany a completed form that you can pick up at the front desk and be turned in to Dr. Sammy Brauer, Coronado Choir Director by Friday, October 9 in building 400, room L115. All participant entries will be displayed in the lobby of the auditorium during the run of the musical, GREASE, November 19 – 21, 2009. Apply for Unitown Unitown Counselor applications are now available from Mrs. Iglesias. They are due by Friday October 23rd. If you are interested in attending Unitown as a student delegate this year, keep your ears peeled for further information. Delegate applications will be available soon. Earn a grand and have a grand time in D.C. Attention students! Have you made a difference by volunteering in your community over the past year? If so, you could be eligible to win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. If you have performed community service activities within the past year, stop by the Higher Ed. Center to obtain details on the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Applications are due November 2nd Lady Ballers: get in the gym Attention all girls who would like to play girls basketball this year. There will be open gym every Monday and Wednesday at 5:15 in the Supai Middle School gym. If you have any questions please see Mr. Lewis in room D243.

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Hallway Clashes Why are our hallways clogged and what can we do about it? By Sarah Bacon

you’re right. Nonetheless, you do not have to create a huge back-up of students. Step to the side, or up against a locker, because believe me; you don’t need ten of your friends standing around you in a broad cluster. As the groups of students collect, the walkways seem to become more and more congested. Notice how hardly any extra space was given for the lockers on the top level? The lockers take at least a foot of our walking space and can present some major inconveniences. With more than a thousand students at our school at any given day, how can we be expected to move unobstructed? With students stopping at their lockers all along the hallway, their friends are obviously charmed into stopping and talking, as well as their friends, and so on. As you can see, eventually this ends up being a vast group of students causing blockage in the school’s arteries.

The bell rings and students fly out of their classes. As the six minute dash to the next class begins, students rush into a traffic jam of backpack bumpers and parking lots of gossipers. As the students pile up, the outflow of the hallway slows to a near stand-still. While the hallways downstairs are manageable, the upstairs hallways are incommodious. Students who are looking to arrive on time to their classes are tempted to push others out of their way and even then, sometimes arrive late to class. So, aside from the architects, who are the hallway-clogging culprits and what can we do about it? First off, the gossiping teenage girls, and sometimes boys are responsible. “[Hallway traffic] wouldn’t be a problem if people didn’t talk in the middle of the hallway,” said junior Tony Wiscowiche. “Just step out of the way.” If you think there’s For the rest of the story, visit the Campus nowhere else you can stop and talk, Happenings section of

What annoys you most about hallway traffic? 1) When people push. 2) When you try to get to class on time and you don’t. 3) When packs of students just stand there and talk. 4) When people walk up the wrong side of the stairs. To give your opinion go to the Opinionation page on; polls close at 8:00 AM on Friday.

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From Egypt to Lebanon to Malta to my First American Football Game By Andrew Fayez

My name is Andrew Fayez and you may not know me. I was born in Egypt and lived there for nine years, and then my family decided to move to Lebanon and then to Malta. I have spent in Lebanon one year and in Malta five years so I have got used to there habits and tradition, and of course their language. I have also just moved to the U.S. about a month ago. Friday the 24th was the first time I go to watch an American football game! It was a brand new experience for me and as far as I can see it was great in every way. Our team had lost with a very awkward defeat to Arcadia and the score was, as far as my memory serves, 49 to 7 but for me everything was great. When I went out of the car to the field I said, “Wow,” because I remembered the same feeling I had when I went to watch my first soccer match in Malta. As soon as I entered the football pitch I was really excited, and when I sat down to watch the game I noticed how everything is different from what I used to see and play. In Egypt we play soccer (called in other continents football) then when the family and I moved to Malta the two main sports there

Above: Andrew Fayez (10), Jesus Figueroa (12), and Xavier Alejandro (12) at Fayez’s first football game on September 25th.

were soccer and rugby which I used to play. In the first quarter I was trying to learn the rules and I realized how much the players fight for every yard and how quick they can get when they have the ball and almost feeling the touchdown, that is something you might not see in soccer at all because in soccer the players can cross the field just by making quick and good passes so the only excitement you would see is when the ball is really close to the post (as in the box). I have also noticed the energy the players give in the field for the team, like when one of the players has the ball and the whole team covers him and makes sure that he makes that touchdown and when he does the whole team feels like they did it and not only that player. For the rest of the story visit

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Reflections from a Long-shot: On Being a Minds in Motion Honoree By Juliet Garcia

On the night of Minds in Motion, my mind-set was simple: run to the auditorium, grab the card with my name, find a seat, and stay there. That might have been a little too on-edge, considering the ceremony was being held to honor me, as well as almost 200 other students. When I got to my seat I was happy to see I had been seated next to Sam Dowhie (10), a good friend since my middle school days. Sam isn’t the only familiar face I see, though; I see Chris Ceniseros (10) and Hollee Groth (10) from my Chemistry class, Daniel Westbrook from my English class, Amina Hajdarovic (10) who is one of my closest friends, and other classmates from freshman year as well as this year. There were new faces as well, all occasionally glancing expectantly at the stage and waiting for the ceremony to start. But what were we waiting for? Sure, we get to run up on stage and

smile for the crowd of people and various cameras while we accept our award or even a chord—but for myself as well as most of the students being honored, it’s just the basic fact that the night was to honor all the hard work we had put into a school year. Our parents are also able to beam at us and say, “That’s my kid up there,”—which, of course, boosts any student’s ego. When we take our place on stage, we are recognized as exceptional students of Coronado by our parents, the teachers and staff at school, and our fellow students. Some of my classmates told me, “You don’t look like an honors student,” which I thought was a little strange. What exactly does an honors student look like anyway? A poindexter with thick-rimmed glasses and supportive suspenders attached to their pants? The Minds in Motion nominees consisted of a wide variety of different students; from different clubs, cliques, and feeder schools. Despite our differences, we had one very important thing in common: we

all had worked extremely hard to get where we are now. Improving study habits and being able to prioritize different activities in our lives are just two basic factors of being a good student. Improving study habits isn’t just cracking open a book and skimming through a chapter the night before a test; studying involves doing those review problems your teacher suggested instead of hanging with friends at the movies. Something students—honor students, too—have a problem with is finding a balance between school, their social life, and extracurricular activities. Students with extracurricular activities have a pretty tight schedule; it seems impossible to do anything but schoolwork. Here’s my heartfelt and sympathetic advice: suck it up and deal with it. That’s what most students have to learn as they go through high school, along with the fact that eight hours of sleep every night may not be an option. Not exactly encouraging, I know, but the schoolwork isn’t going to do itself.

The Minds in Motion ceremony went on smoothly, despite my own personal fumbles while on stage— correcting a typo on my name, running away from the mayor, etc. I got my bronze chord with the pretty tassels at the end, along with many other students, and got the feeling of utter pride surging through me. We should all feel proud; we’ve all done an amazing job at earning both the grades and recognition we receive. My happiest moment of the night was pretending to hide from my parents while they took pictures of me from a distance and just being around students who understood why I felt so ecstatic. I hope I can once again be able to walk across the stage with the confidence of an honors student, or just a regular hard-working student who has done exceptionally well. Scratch that. I’m definitely going to walk across that stage again as a “Minds in Motion” nominee.

When Knight Falls...

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Hannah Collins

S p i r i t We e k F a s h i o n S h o w Photos by Qori Krog

Dark Knight Black Out

Villains vs. Heroes

Wacky Wednesday

Twin Thursday

Donland Friday

Coronado Homecoming 2009 Every year, Coronado students expect a certain event to occur this time of the year: Homecoming. Whether you’re a freshman or senior, homecoming is something to get pumped up for. Now, coming up with activities are a priority for Coronado’s Student Government (StuGo). “We starting brain storming around the first week of school,” said Student Body President Shelby Landolt. StuGo began by writing ideas on a white board and the theme began to take

shape. They started off with one idea, the next day more ideas came and soon enough they discovered the theme they were looking for. It began when Sean McEntire and Greg Baray-Carter starting playing with words and came up with “When Knight Falls, the Don Rises”, in honor of our homecoming football game against the Higley High School Knights. Landolt stated, “It was a unanimous decision right away”. Cleverly thought out, this phrase alone would want to

make any Don go to homecoming. Landolt was asked why students should go to homecoming and she replied, “It’s the beginning of the year and if you start off involved, the rest of your year will be better. Especially freshman and senior years will be more memorable. And as a senior, homecoming sets your identity for the rest of your [time at Coronado]”. As tradition would follow, the homecoming football game and dance will take place in the same might on

Float on to Float Building A Coronado tradition carries on... by Hannah Collins-Lewis

A long-time homecoming activity is float-building. Every year, each class helps constructs a different float representing the theme. The class brain storms and decides together what the design of the float will be. Then after school for four days the building begins. t

importan is g in d il u “Float b u actually o y t a h t s show because it our class” support y oots 12 -Charlie L

A lot of student show up just to be able to participate in something that will represent them as a class. “[Float building is significant] because it is a friendly competition between classes. It’s not just for StuGo, it’s a way for everyone to be creative. It’s a great way to bond as a class”, Landolt believes. Over the past few years, it is a common site to see students gathering by the bleachers and devotedly gluing, stuffing, and constructing these well put together floats. Most students have a packed schedule. Most work and have a lot of extracurricular activities that take up a ton of time. However, these same students manage to work around their schedules to participate in float building. As an active participant in float building, I can recall my freshman year when our floats were destroyed. They were toilet papered and foam from fire extinguishers ruined the hard work we set out to do. Seeing something destroyed that all the classes had worked so hard over was difficult to shake. But somehow, we were resilient against the wreckage. At the end of the day, our hands were covered with remnants of glue and tissue paper that went along nicely with cuts from the chicken wire. Although that event is far in the past and possibly only seniors will remember it, let it be a reminder to everyone how coming together can boost class spirit and pride. Float building will be from 3:10 to 7:30 after school, Monday-Thursday.

Friday, October 9th. This year, our varsity Dons will compete against the Higley Knights and it seems like everyone is pumped up to go. Senior Shana Webster said “it’s one of the best experiences in high school”. It seems like every class is excited but for our little freshman it’s a completely new experience. “It’s my first year, I want to have fun”, freshman Jennifer Jimenez continued, “but mostly for the game”. While senior Jessica Adair plans on cheering for our Dons, she says she wants to go

because “I’m a senior”. However some people are still unsure. “I don’t know, it depends on who I know”, replied Molly Dippre. Of course those who choose not to go risk the chance of missing some great events. An awesome game against Higley is the first, but secondly is the homecoming dance. Who wouldn’t want to get all dolled and dressed up for a night of dancing, hanging out and having good times?! Information from dance committee chair senior Andy Ward

said the colors to for the dance are red and black. It’s supposed to feel “dark and romantic” as it is also going to be a masquerade. Masks are an option, but rules state no masks can cover your entire face (meaning just those eye covering masks you can purchase at the Halloween stores). Refreshments will be provided as well as pictures by Duke Photography Studios and a MTV-popular DJ from Starz Entertainment will playing the latest hits. It sounds like this homecoming won’t be one to miss!

Spirit Points

New to the campus this year is the conception of spirit points. Usually, the spirit stick handed out at pep assemblies goes to the class with the loudest color shout, which most of the time happens to be the seniors. But now, in order gain spirit points, students will have to actually show the spirit. There are many ways to gain spirit points for your class. Most commonly are the social studies teachers who are in charge of tallying up each student that is wearing Coronado gear or sporting their Scarlet and Navy on Fridays. One may also get their class spirit points by attending sports games and going to fund raisers. Either way, one should be ready to support their class at any given time. Then the totals are tallied up for the upcoming pep assembly where the winning class will be announced. Now what happens to the color shout you might be wondering? Well there still will be a color shout but it just won’t be the determining factor of who deserves and wins the spirit stick. So make sure to be active in this weeks’ activities to earn your class the most spirit points!

Lunchtime Activities Monday- Jeepers Creepers Game Tuesday-Save the Citizen! Wednesday- Say What! Karaoke Thursday- Bobbing for Apples Friday- Ultimate Don Trivia

...the Don Rises

Hannah Collins-Lewis

What is your favorite part of Homecoming week?

A. Homecoming Dance B. Dons vs. Knights C. Float building D. Dress up days E. Lunc h time activities F. Pep assembly G. Tailgating H. ALL OF THE ABOVE

Log on to the Campus Happenings page to cast your vote. Poll closes at 8am on Friday, Oct. 9th

Power Ranging All Over Campus

Tailgating Tradition

Tailgating is a huge part of Coronado’s homecoming. It is an event were students can relax and get pumped up for the game against the Higley Knights. “Shiney Duggan (11) said “It was fun last year so I’ll go this year!” This year, StuGo rented two bounce house slides and will be playing music from 4:30pm-6:30pm in the teacher’s parking lot (north of the football field). Many of Coronado’s clubs will be selling merchandise such as Science Club. Merchandise and food such as

Quick Look: Homecoming The varsity game against Higley will take place on Oct. 9th in the football stadium. Tickets are $4 for students and $5 for adults. Plenty of Coronado merchandise will be available as well as snacks, food and drinks. The homecoming dance pre-sale tickets will be available at lunch all week long for $8 while door prices are $10. There is a red and black casual masquerade theme and pictures will be made available by Duke Photography. Homecoming shirts are $10 each and can be purchased all week. Seniors, you are encouraged to wear all red on homecoming day and to wear a black shirt and jeans on Twin Thursday, but mostly encouraged to just be involved.


helmets, CHS waterbottles, popcorn, candy apples, glowsticks and much more can be purchased at the tailgate. Also, underclassmen royalty will be announced during the tailgate while the king and queen will be announced during half-time. Tailgating chair junior Melissa Ruiz says “students should go to tailgating because it supports your community and school. Plus, it’s an inexpensive way to have fun with your friends and family. It’s a bonding experience!”

Whiteout: not just an office supply anymore... by Hannah Collins-Lewis

by Hannah Collins-Lewis

Sitting next to each other, seniors Shelby Landolt and Jessica Chavez go into a fit of giggles as they describe which seniors within StuGo are which Power Rangers. “It’s a senior thing, I’m Kimberly, the pink one,” Landolt laughed. “And I’m Anisha, the yellow one, we’re the only girl [Power Rangers],” Chavez continued. Why Power Rangers an outsider might ask? “Because they’re leaders!” exclaimed Landolt. Many know Landolt and Chavez as Coronado’s Student Body President and Vice President, but what you many not know is how they “hated each other” freshman year when they began their involvement with Student Government. Asking why they got along, they both agreed that they have the same personality. Kinda. “We’re goofy, but serious when we need to be, we have leadership skills”, Landolt explains and Chavez laughs and nods in agreement. Being as close as these two are, there is a fine line between when to be friends and when to talk business. “If one of us is slacking, then we have to Vice President and President be there to straighten each other out and we await the late spirit bus to the need to be a team”, Landolt commented. Arcadia game in this candid shot. “Sometimes it hard [working with Landolt] and sometimes it’s easy, but especially during homecoming [it’s tough], because you have to watch that borderline between friendship and business”, Chavez carried on,“we weren’t close until around sophomore year”. Since then, the two had had “an unspoken agreement after we saw Andrea (Dre) Ortega and Shelbi Thomas (Student Body President and Vice President of 06-07) and what their positions held. We knew”, as the girls put it. Landolt and Chavez are highly involved with StuGo because “we want to help change Coronado for the better. We have a strong, diverse StuGo this year...” Landolt stated as Chavez added on “it will benefit Coronado. StuGo is like a family, if one is down, we’re all down. It’s the base of the school”. Specifically about their titles and roles, Landolt explained that “over seeing [homecoming] and putting all the pieces together has been different than any role we’ve played before”. Chavez finished the thought by saying, “true that!” The girls believe that students should think of Coronado as a second home. Both girls agree on “leaving a legacy, its an obligation, to do as much as possible to change things for the better and leave it that way”.

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Barron Shepard (10), Sergio Arocha (12), Colton Anderson (12), Alex Buya (11) and Shawn Martin (12) all participated in Coronado’s whiteout by donning their white football -jerseys. How are you involved?

“We wanted to stand out from Arcadia, we don’t all want to blend together,”stated senior Kaicee Horn. Her reaction was similar to many when announcement about the whiteout was spread around campus. Between the whiteout itself, September 25th was a huge day for Coronado. Of course there was the game against Arcadia, having the first spirit bus and the morning pep rally. According to StuGo, for the remainder of the year we will have having morning pep rallies at least once a month to keep Coronado’s spirit up. But this particular Friday morning, it seemed that almost everyone came prepared for spirit. Overlooking the crowded hallways, all that could be noticed was a bright sea of white shirts. Whether students had the new ‘heart, shield, no fear’ shirts or any white they could don, about ninety percent of Coronado was decked out for the occasion. Senior Krysta Mangum bought a shirt and thought “the shirts look snazzy, they are very spirited and I love what it says on the back also!” On the back, scarlet and navy letters

spell out ‘heart, shield and no fear’. Varsity running back (half-back) senior Shawn Martin was questioned what this saying means to him and replied “‘heart’ means belief, ‘shield’ means unbreakable and ‘no fear’ [simply] means no fear!” The idea of the whiteout came from Coach Slater and junior Steven Slover. It was a coincidence that the new shirts were white, when Slover told Slater about his idea for a whiteout. From there Slater spread the word to the football teams, cheerleaders, band, StuGo, and Dr. Flynn. From there, word seemed to spread quicker than juicy gossip. As more people began to get excited to be apart of the whiteout, it seemed that more wanted to go watch the game at Arcadia. Seniors Sarah Kuczyk and Cassie Adams said they both like going to the game as spectators. For Kyczyk it’s “being around the band and not feeling stupid for yelling and dancing” and as for Adams it’s “the screaming, the colors, the spirit and the win!” Although Coronado didn’t dominate as we thought we would, we showed Arcadia up with spirit. Arcadia’s lousy attempt

at a whiteout failed as ours conquered the guest side of the bleachers. Our varsity team played their heart out as well as playing one of the most challenging games of the season. Our marching band rocked as they opened up the game with a song from “Pyramids of Egypt”. Parents caught wind of the whiteout and bought shirts for themselves and well as little Coronado siblings. And our spirit section was so loud it seemed to echo off our rivals’ bleachers. On a more personal note, other schools from Scottsdale School District seem to lack something that is extremely important when it comes to having pride: the spirit. Witnessing many Fridays at Saguaro, I share a class with representatives from every school. Hardly do I see Desert Mountain, Saguaro, Chaparral or Arcadia represent the way we do. Slater stated that we should want to be apart of something that is bigger that ourselves, and I believe that we do for the most part. And I’m sure that the majority of Coronado’s community would definitely agree.


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Smile, you’ve been honored. On Monday, September 21st Spencer Simmons (10) stands with Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane while Math Department Head Mrs. Willis takes note of the occassion.

Congratulations Minds in Motion Honorees Cassandra Adams Marley Albright Eduardo Alcantar Hernandez Jeffrey Alcocer Brenda Alvarado Sergio Arocha Brianna Backus Edwin Baldwin Gregory Baray-Carter Jesse Barber Hector Barrera Luis Barron Oliver Bedoya Curtis Bilbrey Jacob Bissett Reid Blakey Jessica Bordonaro Erin Bossert Ashley Bourque Katelyn Brandon Scott Bundy Jennifer Buresh Alex Buya Ashley Capp Gabriela Cardenas Deven Carney Christopher Ceniseros Matinee Cheevasittirungruang Kaleb Cisneros Hannah Collins Lewis Veronica Conley Melissa Conrad Christy Contreras Summer Contreras Brent Cook Madeline Cooper Kaya Cortese Anthony Costantini Alexandra Cruz Chase Davidson Jose Diaz Martinez Adam Dickerson Haidyn DiLorenzo Samantha Dowhie Kenneth Edmondson Houston Edwards Trevor Elworthy Andrew Escobar Angela Escobar Ivette Estrada Ramon Estrada Nathan Ferguson Lizeth Figuero Dulce Figueroa Jesus Figueroa Michelle Flores Yarita Flores Melanie Foral Taylor Furcolowe Denise Gamboa Nicholas Gannon Christian Garcia Juliet Garcia Sandra Giles Antonio Gomez Enrique Gomez Jessica Gomez Naomi Gomez Jessica Gonzalez Monica Gonzalez Andrea Goodman Illiana Granillo

Jeanette Granillo Kimberly Grimes Hollee Groth Erica Guerrero Amina Hajdarovic Jessica Hayes Zoe Hazon John Herbst Jennifer Hernandez Juan Herrera Tessa Horn Jaqueline Horrigan Jessica Horrigan Dominic Huerta Minh Huynh Jairo Ibarra Demiana Ilia Bishouy Illia Ana Jimenez Adam Johnson Michael Jorgenson Samuel Jurado Jazmyn Kadera Michael Kesselman Sanjana Khanna Jelena Kolomejac Lyndsie Kreiger Sarah Kuczyk Trenton Kuhbander Shelby Landolt Amanda Lara Winnie Lau Daniel Leavy Ariel LeBarron Erika Leitz Joseph Loofborough Charles Loots Santiago Lopez Briana Lucero Kin Luu Brandon Mack-Lee Krysta Mangum Armando Marin Shawn Martin Frederick McAninch Katherine McCarthy Tara McCarty Sean McIntyre Vanessa Mercado Ashley Miranda Jamie Mitchell Cindy Moctezuma Brittany Moore Maximillian Morales Elijah Moss Kayleen Mullinax Bryant Murcia Rachel Murray Daniel Nemet Daniel Nieto Erick Nieto Chantal Noel Haley Ohlinger Celia Paredes Bryce Paul Dejan Pavlovic Cinthia Pedroza Jessica Perez Elvind Peterson Beau Pixley Jeffrey Ramirez Leticia Rangel

Hernan Rebollar Damian Richard Cassandra Riddle Brittanie Rieu Joel Risinger Cora Rodgers Justin Rodriguez Timothy Rogan Vianca Rogers Angelica Romero Jorge Romo Castillo Tyler Rothmann Jonathan Ruiz Melissa Ruiz Derek Rynearson Jaziel Salgado Cecilia Sanabria Brenda Santos Jessica Scarano Natalie Schmidt Natalie Schmidt Hana Schuck Miranda Settles Jeffrey Simmons Spencer Simmons Micaela Simmons Gantchoff

Alejandro Soto Morgan Staalberg Nicole Starr William Steele Timothy Stempkowski Jayci Sullivan Clifford Summerhill Sean Thompson Alyssa Tilley Spencer Toupal Emily Valdespino Jessica Van Hook Laura Villalobos Alexa Vitola Aaron Wacker Ellen Walmer Andrew Ward Daniel Westbrook Kevin Wier Kathryn Yeager Alexis Young Kaneisha Young Tye Youngs Samantha Zimmerman Stark Thank you to all Minds in Motion committee members: Ms. Campbell Mr. Carey Mrs. Gonzalez Mrs. Iglesias Ms. Kelley Mrs. Kemp Mrs. McKallor Mr. Nelson Mr. Olson Dr. Pasek Mrs. Rivera Mrs. Valenzuela Mrs. Vickers Mrs. Walters Mrs. Willis

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Above: 1st place winner Miranda Settles (12), 3rd place winner Tim Stempkowski (12), and 2nd place winner Daniel Nemet (12).

Coronado students sweep all three spots in the U.S. Constitution essay contest in the essay contest. When asked how he felt about winning the contest, Nemet Three extremely talented seniors at responded by saying, “I was very proud Coronado high school succeeded in to represent Coronado at the awards winning awards for the Constitution Essay ceremony.” Nemet also mentioned that he Contest. Although they were written by was the only Coronado student present, so different students, the essays all revolved he was glad he could represent his school. around the same main ideas: the changing Nemet titled his paper, “1861 to 2008.” presidency from Abraham Lincoln to Janice Vickers, who organized the our current president, Barack Obama as contest, had this to say: “I’m proud of well as how times have changed since our three contest winners for completing Lincoln’s presidency to how the world is a classroom assignment with a level run today. of quality that was appreciated by The first place winner was Miranda members of the Scottsdale community. Settles, 12, who was “really excited” I’m also proud of the many students when she found out she won. Although who participated and brought positive she was not at the awards ceremony, she recognition to Coronado, just by fulfilling was just as thrilled, especially since she expectations with zest and intensity. For had thought that she was a “bad writer.” the first time, Coronado High School won Another winner was Timothy the Greatest Overall Participation trophy Stempkowski, 12, who said he felt glad for the Constitution contest.” that his work was being recognized. He To read the text of the winning also mentioned how it was nice that he essay read Dontastic Creations, could represent the school. Stempkowski titled his paper “From Lincoln to Obama”. page 10. Daniel Nemet, 12, was also a winner by Juliet Garcia

Technology Converts Language Learning

World Languages’ “Language Lab” promotes 21st century literacy By Juliet Garcia

Click click click. Not exactly the sounds someone expects to hear coming from a World Language class, but when Coronado students are working in the Language Lab, that’s the only sound filling the air. It looks like just another computer lab, but the Language Lab actually has special applications which are used to help the students that use it. “The World Languages language lab is a computer lab equipped with headphones for the use of World Languages students to practice reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills,” says Mrs. Montana. “In addition to online text practice, students practice with language software, conduct web searches, and view videos.” Basically, the curricula from the textbooks have been converted into an online teaching tool that helps students practice using their world language in different ways. One of the teaching tools the Language Lab is the online flashcards, which Kassidy Gibbons, 10, deems as very useful. “The online flashcards are a great way to help me study because you can use a headset that will repeat the word,” Gibbons says. Amina Hajdarovic, 10, agrees: “The Language Lab is a way to help you learn

a language better. Being able to hear the words and repeating them helps.” She adds that, “It also gives the student games to play so they can better learn their vocabulary and personally I think it was helped me so much with German.” It is easy to tell by Hajdarovic’s words that not only is the Language Lab is a highly effective tool when teaching the World Language students at Coronado, but it also gives students another reason to enjoy learning their new language as well as appreciating it. Mrs. Montana believes that the Language Lab will help her students because, “Students have the opportunity to learn and practice their language skills independently and at their own pace to improve language acquisition.” Since the World Language textbooks can be found online, students are able to use the teaching tools outside of school, which gives students a convenient way to study their world language on their own time. In this rigorous society, it is almost mandatory to be able to speak more than one language. The Language Lab is just another way students are able to achieve learning a new language during their high school years.

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Life Rehearsal


‘05 C.H.S. alum Matt Schwegler sits down with the Coronado Explorer to discuss Thespians and its impact on him, post-high school. By Katie Hoye

Homecoming is around the corner, and mindsets. In order to act you must and many people may not be aware consider more than just your lines. You must consider who is suppose to of what its true purpose is. Sure there’s the week of school spirit, the be speaking those lines and why. Its perspective I don’t think you usually pep assembly, the football game, get in everyday life. It teaches you to and of course the dance. But, the whole reason Homecoming is such examine situations more thoroughly and a big event is because it brings back see life from other peoples prospective Coronado Alumni. So, to give you with relative ease. a little more information as to what CE: What would you tell to people that are thinking about joining Thespians? Thespians, or drama, is we asked Matt Schwegler, a Coronado alumnus MS: I would encourage anyone to join the Thespians. It is a great experience. and Thespian a few questions. Coronado Explorer (CE): How has Being able to perform on stage has made me more comfortable with myself. Today Thespians helped you? as a direct result, it is virtually impossible Matt Schwegler (MS): The Thespians have helped me with many to make me uncomfortable from giving aspects of life. Public speaking is the speeches in college to wearing a top hat single most feared activity by most and monocle for fun in a bar. Many people see Thespians as nothing American’s and after spending so more than plays, but it actually helps much time on stage it is no longer some overcome fears like performing something to fear but something in front of an audience and improves to enjoy and excel in. It builds confidence and perspective on life. social skills. Thespians is considered and You meet very unique and fun people elective and is not directly involved with the major school plays that occur during not to mention build a close bond the year. This November, The club will with everyone you perform with. CE: What would you say is the best be performing a play in the black box, thing you learned from being in the Which is located near the auditorium in the F building. If you have any questions, Thespians’ club? MS: Being a Thespian requires you or want to join the Thespians, speak with to embody other characters, motives Mr. Carey, the Thespians’ sponsor.

Navy Blue + Scarlet Red = “Don Fusion” Formerly the “DEFSLAMAZ,” Mrs. Jones’ squad changes their name and revamps its attitude. Above: Don Fusion Sponsor Mrs. Jones. By Melissa Shaw

Coronado’s unique group DON FUSION, formerly known as DEF SLAMAZ, has some excitement in store for our school. The group’s main focus this year is to perform for our school and to unite us together; hence the name “DON FUSION.” The girls involved take turns making up the choreography, and the club sponsor Mrs. Jones approves the music and dance moves. DON FUSION consists of seventeen girls who practice three days a week or more if needed. The unique part of DON FUSION is that they are the only hip-hop dance team in the entire Scottsdale School District. “The girls are amazing, they can always make my day

Country Swap: High School Edition Coronado students can now go to school in foreign countries with the Rotary Youth Exchange. By Aaron Coalson

Everyone always dreams about getting to see the Roman Coliseum and dancing in the clog-laden Netherlands, or ponders about neutral life in Switzerland. Well not only is that opportunity here, it is available through school! Coronado sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply to not only live in a fantastic country, but experience what school life is like there. They can experience the vast culture changes, the cuisine; the traditional and non-traditional customs that make the world go round. Opportunities are available through Rotary Youth Exchange to study overseas during the 2010-2011 school year. The selected applicants will spend one year in an overseas city, living with a host family and attending a local school. The plethora of possibilities is numerous. Students will not only gain a vastly different cultural aspect but also a new found knowledge and respect for how other countries operate and how kids your own age live their daily lives. But wait! There’s more! At the beginning of every month, Rotary Youth Exchange provides the overseas student with 100$ of the local currency to do with as you please. Just think of all the great things you can buy at a mall in Belgium to make all your fashionsquare friends green with envy. While the student is abroad they will of course learn the local language out of necessity for getting through everyday life. The Rotary Youth Exchange is a worldwide organization that is composed of professional men

and woman, who are dedicated to humanitarian services throughout the world. They both sponsor and fund this amazing opportunity to further broaden the limited knowledge of other cultures that most of us have, as well as building a good will structure of peace, as well as higher ethical standards. On top of the 100$ at the beginning of every month, Rotary also pays for room and board, and tuition. The only costs that are not paid for are round trip travel to the country, medical and accident insurance, cost of the passport and visa, and the orientations for preparation. While that may cost a pretty penny, the rewards of taking such a profound opportunity are quite beneficiary. The both short and long term benefits are innumerable. You will have made life-time friends in different continents! Think about being able to honestly say that you’re an international person of mystery. That Austin Powers feeling alone should be enough to sway even the most homesick of applicants, let alone all the other benefits. You will be much more fluent in a foreign language than you would be just learning it in a class. You will have first hand experience of not only how a country works, how it’s people function outside of what you know, but how schools and customs compare to that of your homeland. Being able to function and immerse yourself in an entirely new culture brings about a whole new look on the world and a newfound maturity, especially the ability to adapt to unforeseen circumstances and customs. Living in a new country with a host family, will give you the greatest possible preparation for what life will mostly be like after high school when

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you’re out living on your own and having to adapt to and grow in new, sometimes difficult situations and circumstances. While living with your host family, Rotarians will be interviewing you about your experiences to that date and just try to get an overall idea on how this fantastic program works and functions. The Rotarians are also the ones who will decide what local high school the selected applicants are enrolled in, so as to get the best broadening of both horizons and knowledge. The available countries are a smorgasbord of great living environments. You can waffle about in Belgium, buy new boots in Italy, salsa dance in Argentina, see if everything really is made in Taiwan, in Taiwan, you can create your own chili, in Chile, walk on the equator in Ecuador, go absolutely bonkers in Brazil, see if everything really is neutral in Switzerland, you can see firsthand if IKEA really does own Sweden, have Matzoball soup in Germany, loaf about in the Netherlands and just chill out in Denmark. All of these countries are available for you to study abroad in, they all have rich, exciting histories and unique customs just aching to be experienced. These opportunities don’t come around very often so be very sure that you at least try to take advantage of them instead of wondering what if. More information about the Rotary organization and its affiliation in Scottsdale can be found by following the links: html

said President Natalie Schmidt (12) “Dancing is just another way for me to express myself, its awesome.” DON FUSION chose purple as their team color to represent the fusing of Coronado’s scarlet and navy, and to further represent that when two separate entities unite, they become stronger. Their first performance will be at the Homecoming assembly on October 9th and their first service project “fusing” CHS with the community will be October 8th where they will hand out flyers to neighboring households, inviting them to join in watching the Homecoming parade on October 9th. These hardworking girls will surely bring a lot to the table this year and make a name for themselves as DON Fusion.

A Black and White Affair

The annual “I&I“ for Coronado’s JAG program By Sarah Bacon

As the start of the 2009-2010 school year fades in history, the classes are working and getting in to the hang of things. Most clubs have elected their officers, and are starting to plan their activities for the year. Coronado’s Jobs for Arizona Graduates program is moving quickly, with their officers already elected they are bringing in guest speakers, and starting to plan their activities for the year, ranging from basic community service, to the JAG carnival in spring. Their “I and I” ceremony is the current focus of attention. The “I and I ceremony is where JAG makes their officers official” said President Natalie Schmidt, “That’s why it stands for initiation and instillation”. This event is put together yearly by the students of the JAG classes. Third and fourth hour classes have been working diligently to put together one of the biggest events of the year. On October 22, 2009 the “I and I” will be held at the Skysong on Scottsdale Road and McDowell. It will be a semi-formal event, themed with black and white. The event will take place from six thirty to eight thirty that night, and dinner will be provided. However, this will not be an easy task. The students have to find a way to come up with the funds to put this whole thing together. Fund raisers are in the works such as car washes and bake sales. Although there are no set dates yet, the JAG team is working hard to make this happen. Fund raisers are not the only things that need to be taken care of. Phone calls must be made to the places where the I and I could be held as well as phone calls to companies such as General Dynamics to help with the cost of catered food. Now, although this is a big event for JAG, only the members and their families will be able to attend. Due to lack of funds, and the fact that the food will be donated, there can only be so many people invited. This black and white affair should be a huge success for this years JAG officials.


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At the September 29th match versus Cactus Shadows, #7 Rachel Murray (12) communicates with #12 Tessa Horn (11) while #9 Mica Gantchoff checks the score.

Girls Volleyball tetering near .500 By A.J. Steward

Above: on September 11th, the Dons football team celebrates its first home game victory against Washington.

Momentum Shift?

Dons look for momentum, consistency in matchup versus Higley By Zach Cheek

The homecoming game is one of the most important games of the season, for both fan support and to show that our players are working their tails off to win. With a 2-2-0 record at press time and a 1-3-0 record for Higley, the Dons already have the advantage. Also with fans support, the home crowd may be a factor. However, Higley is not a team to blow off. “Our players need to toughen up, play hard, tackle better, and block better,” said Head Coach B.J. Pasquel. Players have been working on this game and practicing after losing momentum in a 7-49 road loss to Arcadia.

With emphasis on passing, rushing, and working on getting past Higley’s offensive line. This game will consist of great blocking, quick rushing, getting passing yards and keeping QB #11 Alex Buya safe while he is in the pocket and making holes for the HB, #40 Shawn Martin. According to Maxpreps. com, historically the normal scoring for the Coronado Dons against Higley Knights is 26.5 with Higley averaging 18.8. If past is prologue, Coronado will conquer. A notable factor may be Martin. In a 34-32 victory over Seton Catholic weeks ago, Martin exloded for 334 yards rushing. If he gets out early, our receivers may get more one-on-one coverage.

Gamebreaker Statistics

- Coronado running back Shawn Martin is averaging 152.3 Yds. this season; Higley RB Kelvin Fisher is averaging 124 - Coronado QB Alex Buya is averaging 120.5 passing Yds. this season; Higley QB Luke Magee is averaging 57.5 - Coronado LB T.J. Brown is averaging 10.3 tackles per game; Higley CB Justin Bearby is also averaging 10.3. - Coronado is ranked by Max Preps as the 70th overall team in the state; Higley is ranked 85th Game Prediction: Coronado 42 Higley 35 Full varsity football coverage on

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“Our wins over Tempe, Dysart, Sinagua and Maricopa were also welcomed victories to help lift our spirits over the losses suffered to our strong region teams,” said Coach Willis. Now with a 4-6 record at press time, the Dons are looking to string together a winning streak. Shutting down Tempe on the 22nd with a score of 3-0 and two other flawless victories over Maricopa (3-0) and Dysart (3-0), the Lady Dons are hungry to meet Arcadia, Seton Catholic, and Higley. The Lady Dons recently came in 1st place in the silver division Cactus Shadows Tournament with two wins over old rival and 5A-II opponent Chaparral. The Lady Dons plan to go to the state playoffs. Senior Co-Captain Rachel Murray commented that the following strategy has been effective through the season so far. “Lately we’ve been having Amanda Pinner and Maddie Horn as outside hitters then Jessica Van Hook and I as middles,” said Murray. “Amber Webster as libero and finally Tessa Horn, Kim Grimes and Melissa Conrad as setters.” Rachel also noted that the girls have been pushed hard during practice and mistakes during games bring consequences. “Don’t make unforced efforts,” is constantly stressed by Coach Willis. “The entire team is a great group of athletes. We all support one another on

and off the court and truly enjoy spending six days a week together,” remarked Willis. “After a loss they put their shoulders back and are ready to face the next opponent.” Hoping to finish the season strong, The Lady Dons continue to work as a whole towards victory. “If were going to win state, its going to be this year,” Pinner stated. Our Lady Dons are staring right at that light towards the end of the tunnel. They may be able to reach the playoffs, and go to the championship once their current record of 4-5 has leveled. This means that upcoming matches against Arcadia and Maricopa will be some of the most crucial. The Lady Dons have great potential as a team, but they’ll need to step their game up just a bit if they plan to make it to the championship this season. The varsity squad, shoulders back, awaits their next opponents, eager for more wins. “The season has had some ups and downs so far, but every night we play as a team” commented Coach Willis. “We feel confident we will finish the season strong.”

Caught, finally: Cross Country Captain Max Morales (12).

Morales leads Cross Country By Aaron Coalson

What do you do on your Saturday mornings? Well for Max Morales, and the rest of the Coronado Cross-country team they are treking up ASU Mountain and Cholula Mountain for practices. “We look really good, we have 6 strong guys and 4 girls that will really help,” said Joe Breese (11). Could you imagine yourself running 7-9 miles everyday? Well that isn’t just a scary thought for these kids, its reality and a grueling one. “Cross country is 3.2 miles in desert landscape with no track usually, during the midday when it’s hot out and you just have to do it as fast as you can. It’s hard.” Max Morales divulges. Full volleyball coverage “Cross Country is one of those sports that you not on only have to be cally strong but mentally strong.” Full C.C. coverage on

Relay teams anchor swim team early in the season by Aaron Coalson

Above: Victor Hanks (9).

Loan Frosh is #1 Seed on Golf Team By Xavier Alejandro

Victor Hanks (9), a freshman, is the number one seed of the Coronado Golf team. At 5’9” weighing around 125 pounds, this little man knows how to strike the ball. Averaging 45 on a nine-hole course he makes sure to keep his scores as low as he can for to help his team. Being the only freshman on a team stacked with upperclassmen isn’t that easy. “It did feel pretty bad at first

but I’ve gotten used to taking the [junk] from my teammates and the coach,” (Hanks 9). Being the only freshman has its down sides, yet he handles the pressure. He explains that it’s nerveracking in the beginning a few holes into the match Hanks loosens up takes hold of the reigns and takes it into his own hands. Shooting a 44 at Arizona Country Club, last Tuesday, September 22, the lowest score of the Dons that day, was just a few shots shy of the leader from Saguaro. On one of the hardest courses of the season Hanks proved he can hold his own against the elite. Playing Apache Junction, Basha, and Poston Butte, at Apache Creek, Thursday, Hanks wanted

to play [his game]. Shooting a 43, Hanks made sure to keep it as close as possible. The Dons would place second this match. The Dons shot a 175, which won a trip to “In and Out” for a team dinner. At least the Dons didn’t go home empty handed. The SUSD Invitational, three days, three different courses all SUSD school teams. With Papago as one of the courses played, the Dons had a slight advantage going into the competition. “I just hope we don’t come in last place like I have heard we have in the last few years,” said Hanks. With the other team leaders such as Danny Leavy (11), and Zach Kaim (10), both putting up low scores, the Dons are making sure to do damage this year. As you pass Hanks in the hallways be sure to ask him his low score of the week. This little man has big game.

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September 22, El Dorado Park-The Aqua-Dons struggled to jettison past the competition. The girls swim team placed third with McClintock placing second while Saguaro took home the gold. The boy’s standings were unfortunately similar; Coronado placed third while Saguaro took second, and McClintock taking home first place. Always an optimist, Coach Ferwalt had positive things to say. “Natalia Aranda had a respectable swim in the 500 freestyle, she placed 3rd. Zach Chavez had a decent swim in the 100 backstroke placing 4th. Joey Kredlo performed ably in the 100 butterfly, also placing 4th. Steven Slover jetted through the 100 breast-stroke while placing 6th. All these swimmers lowered their times from previous meets and practices.” There is some discrepancy between Coronado and the competing schools however. “It was a tough meet for the team; they’re swimming against bigger, tougher 4A-1 schools, while we are a 4A2 school. The kids always compete hard, we are trying.” The Aqua-Dons have been thrown into

Alex Baldwin (11) grins to a stadium full of adoring swim fans, including three people and our staff photographer.

the fiery hot-tub in regards to swimming against these bigger schools, but so far have been able to handle the adjustments accordingly. With a plethora of swimmers all lowering their times but a considerable amount, the water seems to be getting a lot cooler as the season trudges on. Adam Dickerson is looking to rally the troops and continue leading this team to prominence. Cassie Adams captains the Aqua-Donettes and they will keep seeking to lead their respective teams and make waves across the state. Full swim coverage on


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The Rise and Collapse of D.J. AM By Dean Pizarro

According to, on August 28th, Philadelphia-born Adam Goldstein--otherwise known as the legendary disc jockey D.J. AM -- died of a Oxycontin overdose in his New York City apartment at 5:20 a.m. He recently gained headlines along with friend/collaborator/Blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker, after surviving a Learjet plane crash in West Columbia, South Carolina, while they were heading to Los Angeles for a performance. Travis and AM were the only surviving people on the plane, leaving four dead. Growing up in Pennsylvania, D.J. AM – then Adam Goldstein, went through an abusive household, due to his father, who was struggling with both an alcohol and heroin addiction. He would later be sent to jail for armed robbery, before dying of AIDS. When his father was arrested, Adam started to develop a crack-cocaine addiction of his own. While still performing for parties and clubs, according to his mother, he would smoke an incredible, sometimes lethal amount of crack. Adam realized it was serious when he attempted suicide in 1997, but failed due to the failure of the gun going off. His mother later sent him to rehab, and AA meetings. While sobering up, he started to build a following with his mixtapes. Combining rock with rap with house/dance music, he made a killing off of his tapes and later released the first out of only two, the “Fix Your Face Vol. 1” tape. Brilliantly combining songs from artists such as; Oasis and Michael Jackson, Foo Fighters and Prince, all while still putting the house/dance music together. He also became a fixture in the Hollywood/Los Angeles club circuit. D.J. AM became a household name in the club scene and the music scene in the 2000’s, while both producing songs for the likes of Will Smith, Madonna, and Papa Roach. He also dee-jayed concerts for Jay-Z and countless events for Hollywood stars like Leonard DiCaprio, Jim Carrey and Ashton Kutcher. He was also seen on the 2008 MTV Music Awards with Travis Barker as the house band, with AM putting

Celebrity Gossip By Hannah Collins Sunday September 13th at nine o’clock on the MTV channel, most of Coronado’s students and faculty sat down to watch the Video Music Awards. Usually the VMAs are a sight to see, but this year was something special. No one ever knows what could happen or who will win what, and as always the VMAs shocked us all. This year, the VMAs we’re hosted by British comedian and actor Russell Brand but were also dedicated to the “great Michael Jackson”. First onstage, was Madonna who gave a tribute monologue about Jackson. After, a huge tribute performance starred Janet Jackson and many dancers who impersonated the King of Pop. Brand then took the stage and spoke good words about Jackson and how the night should be about “total love” for everyone. However this “love” seemed to run out as country singer Taylor Swift took Best Female Video against Beyonce, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson and Britney Spears. Probably the most talked about conflict at the VMAs took place between Swift and (believe it or not) rapper Kanye West. Young Swift took the stage to say her thank yous and accept her award when out of nowhere West hopped up on stage and snatched the

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War is the Answer

By Aaron Coalson Five Finger Death Punch returns with their second CD, War is the Answer. It’s an uproarious ballad laden instrumental success. The title track, War is the answer features the same hard rock, yelling, in your face mentality that the first album, the way of the fist, had. Appealing to the angry kids and getting them pumped up with a figurative one-fingered salute in every song. Many bands have tried and fallen flat on their faces while trying to change their known sound early in their careers. Five Finger Death Punch however smoothly and seemingly easily makes the subtle transfer. With a first time acoustic opening rift in the sobering Far from Home, another first time instrumental in the rather repetitive Canto 34, Five Finger Death Punch experiments with vastly surprising sounds and an even more shocking affinity for them. Although the length of Canto 34 can make it be a song you have to be in the mood to listen to, instead of the others where they come on you want to hear them. Even with a sudden but pleasant change to their sound, Five Finger Death Punch stays true to the first album and flat out rocks with songs like Dying Breed and Bulletproof. Including a political military charged song that would put S.O.A.D to shame in No One Gets Left Behind. This song is easily one of, if not the best on the CD. It is a perfect mix of the hard Five Finger Death Punch and the softer side. This whole CD is a rousing success and hopefully Five Finger Death Punch hops back in the studio soon and continues this trend. This CD is definitely an A. Album cover from:

on hit records and Travis pounding away at the drums to provide for the beat. Eventually he started to develop a longterm relationship with actress Nicole Richie, and soon after proposed to her, before calling it off in 2006. Then he would later hook up with Mandy Moore and remained close to her until his untimely death.

So Far Gone

By Dean Pizarro Ever since coming onto the music scene in 2008 with the help of Lil Wayne on his song “I Want This Forever” and previously ignored mixtapes such as Comeback Season, Drake became the hottest unsigned act since Kanye West. Now that he has signed onto Lil Wayne’s Young Money/Universal label, most of Drake’s success is due to his third and most brilliant mixtape of 2009, So Far Gone. The genius of the C.D. begins with its first two songs, “Lust for Life”, and the weirdly-titled, “Housatlantavegas”. Singing without auto-tune, he uses his complex-yet-honest lyrics to describe both his insecurities with the success, as well as his drive for more. So Far Gone has an eclectic mix of songs from artists Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn, to Kanye West, while also featuring production from newcomer Boi-1Da. Drakes’ best, however, happens on the third song of the disc, “Successful” with R&B great Trey Songz and Young Money President Lil Wayne, where Drake spits: “The young spitta that everybody in rap fear/A lot of y’all still soundin’ like last year/The game need change and im just the cashier.” Of course it also contains the hit-single “Best I Ever Had”, as well as other radio-friendly songs like the simple and brilliant duet with Lykke Li, “Little Bit”.Drake’s singing voice also plays an important role on So Far Gone. On songs like “Uptown”, and “A Night Off” with Lloyd, it further proves why Drake has so much hype surround him. But it’s also his rapping skills that shows Drake’s talent as an artist. With so much pressure to release his first official album, Thank Me Later, people will just have to rely on the internet or their friends’ I-Pods. Album cover from:

Ryan Leslie

By Mandi Arbizu Ryan Leslie is a Singer/Songwriter/Producer. He has written songs for many popular artists like Britney Spears, Jojo, Cassie, Jim Jones, and Slim. He started to introduce himself as an artist in 2007. His new CD is self titled and has twelve tracks, three of which were released as singles. The singles were ‘Diamond Girl’, ‘Addiction (featuring Cassie & Fabolous)’, and ‘How It Was Supposed To Be’. Ryan Leslie was inspired by artists like Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, and The Beatles. He often combines smooth tones with some hip hop beats. Ryan Leslie is extremely good at making his songs. He has videos on YouTube of him doing the instruments, lyrics, and recordings in his studio all by himself. When asking my mother what she thought of the CD she said, “I usually don’t even bother listening to anything the teens listen to now, but I like what [Ryan Leslie] does because it has a little bit of an oldies vibe to some of the tracks, so it might appeal to many people.” For more information about Ryan Leslie and his music at Album cover from:

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microphone from Swift and said “Taylor, I’m really happy for you. I’ll let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!” Swift stood by and watched as he singlehandedly ruined Brand’s concept of total love. Days later in response to his interruption, Swift stated “I was really excited, because I had just won the award. And then I was really excited because Kanye West was onstage. And then I wasn’t so excited anymore after that, and I don’t want to start anything because I had a great night tonight.” Another incident we’ll call it, was Lady Gaga’s performance of her new single “Paparazzi”. Her and her dancers wore interesting costumes as usual, but what really surprised everyone was mid-dance she started “bleeding” from her chest. Dramatically dancing and leaving everyone puzzled, she still managed to wow the crowd with her amazing voice. As always, the Video Music Awards is one of the most interesting celebrity events of the year, and already we can’t wait for the 2010 VMAs.

What does this say? _______________________ Also, have any school-appropriate street art? Come by B244 to submit.

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Daily Entertainment “to do’s” during Fall Break

Friday, October 9th C.H.S. vs. Higley Homecoming - Edward T. Anderson Stadium - Scottsdale, Arizona - 7:00PM Saturday, October 10th

Protest The Hero - The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, Arizona - 7:00PM PHX Suns Vs. Golden State Warriors Preseason game Toy Story 3D double feature

Sunday October 11th Protest The Hero - The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, Arizona - 7:00PM Toy Story 3D double feature AZ Cardinals Vs Houston Texans Monday, October 12th

Protest The Hero - The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, Arizona - 7:00PM Toy Story 3D double feature

Tuesday, October 13th

Protest The Hero - The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, Arizona - 7:00PM Toy Story 3D double feature Dayghtry @ Marque Theater 6:30PM

Wednesday, October 14th Protest The Hero - The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, Arizona - 7:00PM Toy Story 3D double feature GhostFace Killah @ Clubhouse Music Venue 8:30PM Thursday, October 15th

Protest The Hero - The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, Arizona - 7:00 PM Toy Story 3D double feature All That Remains @ Marque Theater 6:30 PM

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Friday, October 16th Protest The Hero - The Clubhouse Music Venue Tempe, Arizona - 7:00PM Toy Story 3D double feature Step Father Comes out in theaters

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Dontastic Creations

Gabriela Cardenas

Spotlight On... Kayley Stephens By Mandi Arbizu

Kayley Stephens, 10, is one of many Coronado students that are involved in fine arts. Stephens is a member of the Visions program and was kind enough to give us a quick interview. When asked when she first became interested in art and what particularly made her interested, Stephens said, “I’ve always been interested in it but when I found out I was good at it I became more passionate about it.” Kayley later said that, “[Art] is relaxing and seeing or making [it] just makes me so happy.” I then asked her why art relaxes her. “I can’t really describe it, just does.” After asking if others really liked her work she responded with, “I would hope so, because if they didn’t, there

Intangible Art at Coronado High

because his art just amazes me, it’s always so abstract and colorful. Also, my best friend because she always supports me and makes me laugh.” How can Kayley make anything out of a Pollock painting? “Well, you never know if he’s feeling something while he’s painting or if it’s just for fun.” Kayley Stephens (10) presents one of her drawings. I asked Kayley if there was one scene in is so complex.” I would be no point in South Scottsdale that writing an article on asked her if there was she’d want to turn into me.” one painting that she an abstract painting, identified with. “No, When asked what what would it be? “I type of art she was because there can’t be wouldn’t pick anything interested in and why, one particular paintin particular, just whatKayley said, “Abing.” Kayley also ever I come across that stract because you can likes to mainly use I liked.” stare at it for hours pencils, but occasionAll artists have their trying to figure out ally uses paint for her ways of defining art. what it means or what art. Kayley Stephens dethe artist was feeling After asking who scribed it as, “...a way when he painted it. inspired her the most to create something Some of my favorite and why, she replied, beautiful and express “Jackson Pollock artists really inspire your feelings through me because their art inspires me the most

A close-up of the Stephens piece: What do you see?

something you love.” Kayley’s Art teacher, Miss Riccio, even thinks Stephens is a good artist. “She is very focused, dedicated, and puts forth the effort. But, I think she also has natural talent. It’s something she’s born with.” Stephens plans to “go

to college and major in Art,” and “... become a famous abstract artist.” I asked her if she ever thought about actually teaching art after getting her degree: “Yeah, I think that would be pretty awesome.”

Read Miranda Settles’ 1st Place Constitution Contest Essay On September 9th, three Coronado students won the Constitution essay contest that the Scottsdale Unified School District does every year. Winners were Daniel Nemet (12), Tim Stempkowski (12), and Miranda Settles (12) won the first prize. Here is the winning essay:

America as we now know it was entirely different. Back then, no one could even conceive the idea of an African American president, let alone the concept of equality and civil rights but, thanks to Lincoln and the evolution of the American people, America has changed dramatically we have our first African Ameriduring the last fifteen decades. These can president, changes were bought Barack Obama. on because of many During Lincoln’s administration, he factors including managed to win the the alterations of freedom of hunthe Constitution, dreds of slaves, societies shifting belief systems, and with the help of the Emancipation even the effects of America’s histori- Proclamation, and expanded their cal events. These liberties. The changes are parThirteenth, Fourticularly visible by comparing the presi- teenth, and Fifteenth amendment, dencies of Abradeclared an end to ham Lincoln, and the current president slavery, the rights citizenship, and Barack Obama. the right to vote. When Lincoln These amendments was president,

lead ultimately, though not overnight, to the end of segregation and the beginning of equal rights. Without the efforts of the government and the people, Obama would have never been president, although the Constitution never actually denied African Americans that right. Narrowminded people, who profiteered off of cheap labor, or had a superiority complex, were the only reason for the oppression of African Americans. Throughout the years all that has changed and every American citizen has the same freedoms and opportunities. The Constitution has generally stayed about the same in terms of

people’s liberties, and the rules and regulations of being able to hold office, or become President. Other than the added amendments to the Constitution, the changes in or government are solely the effects of the changing morals and values throughout history. People’s beliefs and moral codes ultimately affect the government by the election of government officials who share the same belief systems and the laws voted for or opposed to by the people. In the 1800’s, Americans tended to be more conservative than they are today. Strict values and religion determined a lot of society’s standards back in

those days. The events between Lincoln and Obama’s presidencies are very different in terms of details, but they have the same underlying themes. Lincoln was president at a time in America, when the country was on the verge of collapsing into two different unions. With the rising tension mounting on the people, everything was left up to Lincoln to solve. Now, Obama is also facing a similar task. Currently we are at war with Iraq, and are under a huge economic crisis. America is looking towards Obama to magically fix the problems with Iraq and the current state of the

economy will change and possibly help strengthen the generations to come. The changing of the presidencies between Abraham Lincoln, and Barack Obama are very noticeable and diverse. With the passing of years, comes a new influx of people, religion, and moral compasses. This affects how the country will be run, and the people who are elected into office. These social changes have affected the way we live and ultimately our presidents. Whether the president is black or white, the decisions that they make and the paths they travel, will ultimately decide whether or not they are a great leader.

Gabriela Cardenas

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“Finding Pride in the Weirdest Places” by Anthony Costantini Greetings, Coronadians! Fall Break is nearing with its promise of baked goodies, make-up homework assignments, Halloween preparation, and other things we enjoy letting our mothers do. But to reach this 1st-quarter hallmark, we must first partake in an even deeper-rooted high school tradition: Homecoming. Already, the footballers are ruthlessly training in hopes of quelling another Arcadia repeat. Student Government is busily finalizing the most tolerable –creative, rather - puns for a dance theme, as well as finding unique ways to decorate and arrange a series of papier-mâché covered axles. Without a doubt, Don pride is never displayed in a more distinctive and just plain “weird” fashion as during this strange tradition we call Homecoming. So what exactly do we find pride in during Homecoming Week? Take, for instance, the Homecoming Parade. I’d sincerely appreciate meeting the fellow who decided that the day of Homecoming needs a) my principal riding a motorcycle and b) a trail of my peers atop oversized figurines of colored toilet paper. Throw in the pompom-toting cheerleaders and the block of kids with musical instruments and the whole ordeal resembles some twisted circus dream I might have before finals… Minus the elephant. Of course, let’s not forget the venerated process of electing Homecoming royalty. There’s just no better way to unite a group of people than to establish monarchy. First, after the teacher gentry single out a few pet Homecoming nominees, the students get to vote in a pseudo-democratic electoral system in order to eliminate those deemed unworthy. School unity at its finest. Long live the mother country (or king). Perhaps one of the most humorous events, however, is the Homecoming Dance. As the adage goes, “which came first, the Homecoming or the Clearasil?” Outside of Prom and under class girls during Picture Day, little does appearance gain more emphasis than at the Homecoming Dance. Rest assured, your sweetheart is undoubtedly more scared of making their own first impression than you are. The last-minute chaos of “just touching up” (which generally includes anything but that) is a ritual both parties indulge in. I myself am sympathetic for the significant others of Don Footballers and to a lesser extent, those of Band members who must endure the aftermath of a long game night – not to mention the sensory barrage of those ghastly new Axe body spray scents: “Vice,” “Phoenix,” “Essence”, “Dark Temptation”, “Hot Fever,” seriously? Making it to the dance is one step, but what students do there can become impressively random. Are you one of many who will arrive single and attempt to console yourself by “grinding” with a large crowd of those in a similar position? (Contrary to popular belief, actively doing the opposite of a large body of people tends to draw more attention to yourself). Or perhaps, in a futile attempt to avoid looking “foolish”, you instead choose to stand motionless, ever the rebel against a dance that you paid admission for. Maybe you and your beau are satisfied rocking back-and-forth in each other’s arms the entire night – that’s sweet, but if you bank on the “taken two-step” as your go-to dance move (I prefer the foxtrot myself), just hope to your heavenly deity that the height difference isn’t too large a barrier. Suffice to say, the cultural expressions of Homecoming are a diverse assortment and often seem laughable in absurdity. (“No Johnny, I will not tolerate that violent video-game in this house! Wait, you need money to help some friends vandalize a car with a baseball bat? For school? Well, I suppose if it’s for building relationships in the CHS community…”). From this important occasion, though, we receive a message all too often overlooked: regardless of our background, we are all tied together through our ceaseless pride in Coronado… And some other weird stuff.

Xavier Alejandro

Solve the Sleuther, get a free Homecoming Dance ticket. By Daniel Nemet

Hello all and welcome to a year of riddles, puzzles, and brain teasers. For those of you new to the school, The Sleuther is “The Dude’s” way of getting students to think outside of the box. While answering these questions, answers may or may not be used in the following question. If you complete The Sluether, and you feel that you have all the answers correct, then come to room B-244 by the end of the day you will win a prize.

The sum of these numbers are __________________ What holiday is on December ______? What famous actor was born on this holiday (he starred in the film, “Casablanca”)? ___________________ His initials stand for what football position? _______ _____________ Who is Coronado’s senior (last answer) ___? _______________________ (Answer above) has a total of _______ rushing yards for this season. GO CORONADO DONS! FIRST PERSON to get

Now that all you newbies have know the rules, it’s time to every answer correct the Sleuther gets a free Homehave some fun. The prize for The Homecoming Sluether coming Dance ticket. will be a ticket to the homecoming dance! Ready, set, GO!

Homecoming Horoscopes By Sarah Bacon

Aries You will meet your true love at a big event. Colors will soar as well as your attraction to someone you’ve never met. You will discover your inner spirit and become the envy of your peers. Lucky Numbers: 10, 44, 79. Taurus You will find your confidence in those who seek to defeat you. You will find that your biggest enemy will become your biggest source of stamina. Embrace your math homework. Lucky Numbers: 22, 55, 82. Gemini You will find your inner child and use it to boost the morale of you and your peers. You will discover your arch nemesis and possibly even become powerful allies. Lucky Numbers: 11, 34, 66. Cancer You will find your long lost twin. You will find the person that matches you in almost every way. You will enjoy a fun, new, creative relationship, and possibly kindle a new love. Lucky Numbers: 21, 52, 85. Leo There will be dark times headed your way. You will find that your peers will seem much darker than before, and there is a sudden sense blindness exploding around you. Lucky Numbers: 24, 56, 78. Virgo You will find yourself to be very confident this week, and you will try something you have never tried before. A new sport would suit you well. Lucky Numbers: 20, 33, 62.

Libra You will find your high school sweetheart. Just like the movies look to the Quarterback of your football team, or the head cheerleader. The romance will spark like lightening. Lucky Numbers: 32, 71, 80. Scorpio Someone you never expected will use their offensive skills to tackle their way into your heart. The unexpected blunder will knock you off your feet and sweep you away. Lucky Numbers: 40, 64, 83. Sagittarius Your fashion sense will be out of whack. You will start a new trend by doing something no one has ever dreamed of. Lucky Numbers: 42, 70, 81. Capricorn You will find great strength in team projects. Working to create something big with your peers will give you a great sense of gratification. Lucky Numbers: 43, 73, 74. Aquarius Music will have a huge influence on your life. Take advantage of the loud music being played and feel free to let it all go. You will find that you will brighten the day of someone you don’t know. Lucky Numbers: 13, 16, 60. Pisces You’ll find that clothing will become a huge obstacle for you. Whether it be difficulty finding the right outfit, or something a little more serious, your fashion sense will ultimately be your downfall. Lucky Numbers: 12, 59, 61.

FUN with Photoshop

By Dean Pizarro and Qori Krog

Check out each picture and see if you can recognize who’s been “Photo-shopped.” Hint: there’s a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior below. Go to the Entertainment page of to see the answers. If you or your group of friends wants to get photoshopped, and published in the newspaper on online in the Entertainment page, stop by room B244.

Coronado Explorer Homecoming Edition 2009 - 2010  

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