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In This Issue News...........................2 - “...Gold” Cont. - “... Revealed” Cont. - “CyberDons...” Springtime.................3 -“Spring Cleaning” - “Flogging Molly” - “Go to Hell” - “What’s Crackin’?” The Back Page... Back Page - The Anthonology - The Sleuther -Spring Horoscopes -“Oh, Snap!”
Beracy’s still stron ger. Go to Coronadoex plorer.com. See Alice in Won derland. Reigning 112 4A-II State Wrestling Champion Andrew Patino (11) and Varsity Wrestling Coach Darin Beracy sit down for an interview with the Explorer.
The Education of a State Champion Wrestling Coach Darin Beracy and 4A-II 112 pound State Champion Andrew Patino (11) discuss wrestling, life lessons, and what it takes to emerge as a State Champion
New(s) angle: Mr. Olson rides in the Parada del Sol on Saturday, February 20th. Event organizers started the parade 15 minutes early to beat the rain. They didn’t. According to Olson, “after riding from south of Thomas up to Indian School Road, we were all soaked all the way through.” Still, many “stayed in spite of the rain to watch the parade.”
By Dreylon Dupas-Vang
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Friday, February 26th-Third hour P.E. students trickle by as I face the trophy case outside the wrestling room. On the other side of that wall is where Andrew Patino (11) and the rest of his teammates spent their time training this year. Andrew’s three years as a wrestler have evidently paid off. In the Main Gym lobby, however, the trophy case gives the setting a needed touch. After all, it’s a privilege to interview a state champion and his coach. Amid 48 years of athletics relics, Patino’s picture now
holds its place in Coronado lure, his image depicting a tired, triumphant look as the referee holds Patino’s hand high. Soon after I set up, Patino and Varsity Wresling Coach Darin Beracy take their seats. Looking at the 2010 112 pound 4A-II State Wrestling Champ, Coach Beracy reminisced that “one of [Andrew’s] main attributes is strength,” as evidenced by Andrew making it to the State Championship match his freshman and his sophomore years. Both times he lost. “[Losing the championship twice] really just started a fire for me; it made me want first place
more, so this year I did it.” He not only won; he was perfect this season. Andrew finished with a clean 49-0 record, the first CHS wrestler to go undefeated since the 1980s. Furthermore, Patino has a goal to do it again next year. Under Coach Beracy, CHS Wrestling holds the strong accountable for follow-through and at the beginning of each season, Beracy has his wrestlers write down a set of goals on an index card. This year Patino’s goals were “to never lose a match, win state, and to get lots of girls.” Said Patino, smiling, “I’m pretty
sure I met every one of those goals!” Coach Beracy claims wrestling as the perfect combination of an individual and team sport; individual because you’re out on the mat in front of a crowd, alone whether you win or lose. He cited a major team aspect that “you’re only as good as your workout partner,” and highlighted the principle of momentum. “Once one guy loses and the next guy loses it really drags everybody else down,” said Beracy. When asked about his main wrestling partner, Patino lauded Kaleb Cisneros (12) who “works really hard (and is) good at getting the ‘chicken wings’ (an arm bar wrestling move) in... whenever I got put in it, I could easily get out.” When asked about his twin brother Adam Patino (11), who placed at State this year, Andrew noted that the two brothers play around and go easy on each other. So, Beracy usually makes them wrestle others. Andrew’s not so nice to his opponents. During the interview, Patino even puffed up his chest to demonstrate his pre-match pose, mentioning that “I just flex all my muscles and pretend I’m all strong to intimidate the kid.” Intimidation is a psychological weapon in the wrestling world. “As a coach,” said Beracy, “that’s one of the hardest things I deal with... walking the fine line between preparing my athletes for what I know a wrestling match is all about and yet not scaring them away and losing half the [team members].” Cultivating competitors is more than just a wrestler-to-wrestler thing; it’s something that all coaches deal with as Beracy has for 16 years. Reflecting on Patino’s journey to the state championship, Beracy noted that Andrew “had a lot of early success. Most wrestlers
I work with at Coronado don’t because they don’t have a wrestling background. Andrew is an outstanding athlete but you have to have perseverance.” Cisneros, for example, “has been beat on for three years; this year he was ranked (East Sky) Region Champ.” Athletes like Cisneros, Wyatt Richardson (11), Joseph Breese (11), Joey Kredlo (12) and others helped make the team and individuals like Patino a success. Andrew’s future plans include another victory at state but, as learned during the interview and to Beracy’s surprise, Patino wants to do it in a higher weight class. “I wanna move up two weight classes, to 125 (lbs)” said Andrew with a mischievous grin. “That’s news to me!” said Beracy of this “admirable goal.” To do well entering this class, Beracy advised Andrew to improve upon his “conditioning and technique” because he will lose his advantage of strength he’s had on 112 lb. competitors for three years. As a wrestler Andrew encourages more students to join wrestling next year and that they don’t necessarily have to start out as good wrestlers. He gave Richard Breese (CHS ‘09) as an example who “got beat down and beat down and then finally his senior year, he got first in state, so all you need to do is work hard at it.” Coach Beracy added that discipline, hard work, and passion are key traits to wrestling, as well as any other sport. These and other thoughts are lessons to be learned from two figures that worked together and added to our trophy case. And our history. To watch the interview, go online to the Sports Page of Coronadoexplorer.com.
Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone. But this story is based on facts, not hearsay...
Unitown Revealed By Daniel Nemet
State Champs! Back row, left to right: Spencer Mopre (11), Brian Mang (12), Ethan Rowland (12), Cody Wierzbinski (11), Chris Cravens (12), Cody Douglas (11). Middle: Ashley Marchbanks (12), Peter Roberts (11), Liz Austin (12), Josh Munoz (11). Front: Ryan Newton (11), Cheryl Martin (alumnus), Coach Quirin, Chris Kearns (12).
Special Olympics Wins Gold By Madi Cooper and Reggie “Reg” Dunlop
In 1962 the Special Olympics started in the Maryland back yard of Eunice Kennedy-Shriver. Soon, the idea of people with dynamic challenges having their own Olympics caught on and by 1968, the first international Special Olympics was held at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. 1,000 participants from the U.S. and Canada competed in track and field and swimming.
25 years ago, Special Olympics traveled to Coronado and for decades, the program flourished under various coaches, most recently retired LSC teacher Joe Schmidt. Now, Coach Stephanie Quirin and her athletes are carving out their own legacy. February 9th this year, Coronado’s LSC Department started basketball practice on Mondays and Wednesdays and floor hockey practice on Tuesdays to prepare for
the 2010 Special Olympics State competitions. “Our kids have done a great job in the Special Olympics,” commented Mr. Olson. In-fact, the kids have been golden. This year the CHS floor hockey team played three state games on February 19th, 20th, and 21st. How they battled gave fans an ending that Team USA’s Men’s Hockey could only dream of. Cont. in News (2)
“I had a blast up at Unitown!” - Jessica Perez (11). “What [students] experience at Unitown is life changing...and it gives them a voice of empowerment.” - Mr. Gaspar. “Unitown is a benefit to our society.” - Jenn Bain (12). “I [have] never felt happier to be around my peers than when I was at Unit0wn.” - Summer Contreras (11). “Unitown was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.” - Winnie Lau (11). These are testimonials are from previous Unitown delegates, counselors, and advisers. What you are about to read is why these testimonials are true. What is learned at Unitown is not a secret. “Delegates,” another term for “students,” learn about respect, diversity, and tolerance. Perez told the Explorer that she “learned how to respect and how not to be so judgmental to
people.” It’s easy to listen to others, but sometimes it is much harder to take a look at yourself. Unitown is also a place where students learn to be themselves as the campers enjoy a safe environment. During the Unitown experience, campers gradually become more social and participate more in camp activities which range from serious programs to playing games during downtime. “The fun games we played at Unitown make my experience so memorable,” said Contreras. Friendships are also created here. Going to a camp with other students, some from rival schools, can be intimidating but the friendships formed at Unitown, just through a six day camp, are strong. And if two friends from Unitown haven’t seen each other in awhile, when they reunite it is like they were never apart. “To see all of my old friends from camp was overwhelming,” Cassie
Pg. 2 “... Gold” cont. from Front In the floor hockey state championship against the Flagstaff Mountaineers on February 21st, with Coronado down one goal, Cody Wierzbinski (11) scored with two seconds left to save the Dons’ season. Then, in sudden death overtime, Chris Cravens (12) scored the state-championship winning goal on a slapshot. At press time, the basketball team has played three games and won all of them with two more to go before state competition on March 26th and 27th. While the Special Olympians have been marvellous, Coach Quirin encourages all CHS students to get involved in the event to make it more unified. She’d like all students to team up with special needs students during the athletic events. “They are part of our Coronado family,” said Mr. Olson. They’re also champions.
“... Revealed” cont. from Front
Adams (12) told the Explorer. “(In 2009) we were all so close and I was glad to get the chance to see them again.” Many come not only to become better leaders, but to become better human beings. “Leaders are developed first through connecting with their past,” Mr. Gaspar explained, “and learn how it affects their current interaction.” Despite background in leadership, each attendee leaves camp a better leader because they are more in tune with themselves, because they have opened their minds to new ways of thinking, because they have new knowledge. Since returning from camp, I’ve heard numerous rumours about Unitown, many of them based on hearsay and ignorance. So, let me clarify some things: Unitown is not a cult. People who haven’t been to Unitown before may believe this because the camp activities and programs are kept secret. If someone
wants to go to Unitown and have a true experience, they cannot know the camp’s activities and programs in advance. If a delegate were to know the schedule, that individual would have a distinct advantage by being prepared for discussions. Do all the previous testimonials and descriptions of Unitown sound like a cult? Not if you’re reading. For me and even some CHS faculty members when they went to high school, Unitown was an amazing experience. I went as a delegate in 2008 and went again this year as a counselor. Unitown helped me understand who I am; not only has it made me a better leader, but a better person. I highly advise everyone on campus to join the Unitown Club that meets during lunch on Wednesdays in Mr. Gasper’s office. If you want to go to camp in 2011, that is the place to start. Show up. You might learn something.
Cyberdons Ready for International Competition
by Briana Lucero
The students, mentors and teachers in Robotics Club are dedicated. They’ve been building their robot every day except Sunday and Monday they even worked on holidays sometimes. Now, they’ll participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) on March 13th which will compete against other cyborg creations from around the world. It wasn’t an easy start for Robotics Club. They began last fall looking for sponsors to help buy materials and even overcome other odds such as weight limits and technical expertise. When the team started they attended an introduction to the program where they also got their parts and watched programs on robots. The team was working on a deadline of six weeks to send their robot before six weeks. They also needed $6,000 to even enter the competition. Still, this group wouldn’t be deterred. Students in Robotics became the “Cyberdons” and got more involved as
the building crew worked the most after school in the beginning. After the building, sawing, cutting and placing was done, the programmers stepped up. The Cyberdons’ creation, a robot, is now done and been tested. The robot can pick up soccer balls and lift itself up. Cyberdons sent their robot a few weeks ago with hopeful feelings and a sense of their kid off to (robot) college. The biggest sponsor of FRC is NASA but to get them as a school sponsor, the school has to be a two or three-year team. Current Cyberdon sponsors include Tristar, PTC, and Ace Hardware, three groups that have “funded almost everything,” said Ryan McAnnich, Robotics Club President. McAnnich organizes and oversees the club so the specific requirements have been met for their robot. While helping build the robot, his favorite tool was the saw because it “cut anything like butter.” The FRC Competition is a regional competition held at the Arizona Veterans
Coliseum at the Phoenix State Fairgrounds. FIRST is an organization dedicated to promoting science and technology that sponsors 45 regional competitions. The Cyberdons must work together and even if a different school’s robot is in trouble, will help. If the Cyberdons get in the top three or an award, they can go to the championship. Students involved in the competition have a chance at winning over $12 million in scholarship funds. The FRC is important to McAnnich because it’s a “fun-filled opportunity that gives practical experience.” And hopefully scholarship money. If you are interested in seeing this competition, on March 12-13th go to the Arizona Veterans Coliseum 186 W. McDowell Road. Phoenix Az, 85007. To learn more about robotics, go to usfirst.org; for more Cyberdon coverage go to Coronadoexplorer.com
Above: an image of everyone together at Unitown during the last day of camp in 2010. With feelings at an all-time high at the end of camp, delegates say their goodbyes.
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Spring Happenings Spring Cleaning
APES students keep Coronado Eco-friendly by Hannah Collins-Lewis
“I love it,” expressed senior Cecilia Sanabria. “It helps the environment and it’s a fulfilling idea that makes us feel like we’re doing something for the Earth,” agreed seniors Monica Gonzalez and Angelica Romero. What could they be talking about? Well nothing other than the wonderful concept of recycling! These girls, along with their other AP Environmental Science peers spend every Friday afternoon doing a good deed. Sort of like a ride-along with a police officer, I decided to do a “recyclingalong” with the kids from APES, as they call it. I knew I was in for a whole class period of excitement. However this particular Friday a few kids were missing from the class and it seemed like it could mess up the whole groove of this operation. I spent the time with four senior girls, Sanabria, Romero, Gonzalez and recycling enthusiast Deven Carney. I asked why the girls enjoyed recycling so much and they all agreed upon that they like not being in class but are still able to have fun while being productive. However, recycling isn’t always fun and games. With this task come jobs that must be performed. Jobs are switched around between peers and include tasks like monitoring the clip board, pulling bins and sorting the recyclables. Romero had the clip board this time around and she checked off all class rooms on the list once their bins
were taken and emptied. Sanabria, Carney and Gonzalez were mainly pulling bins from the class rooms and bringing them to the big pink recycle bin that was toted around. Then, the contents were emptied. If there is any trash it has to be taken out as well as plastic bottles and cans. “When people put trash in their bins, it’s annoying”, commented Sanabria and Gonzalez. “Yeah! Can you just not?!” added Romero as she sorted out trash from recyclables. One of the problems with recycling is, of course, trash in the recycling. Many signs warn students not to put trash in the recycling bins get ignored. In the end, it only makes more work for your peers! While walking around with the girls from APES, I saw them fill up about two bags of trash and two more bags of plastic bottles. The bottles are acceptable, but the trash is not! The girls still manage to get over the sorting issues and still find time to tease each other. “Come on, it’s not rocket science, it’s environmental science!” Carney yelled teasing her classmates. Carney was asked why she participates in recycling and responded that “most of us are seniors so we’re setting an example for our friends, our school and the environment”. A lot of giggling and teasing went on while the girls finished pulling bins and sorting recyclables. “People should recycle for their kids, and their kids’ and their kids’ kids’
Flogging Molly Set to Rock St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th by Sarah Hagerman
Flogging Molly will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Tempe for the 5th Time in 6 Years at the Tempe Beach Park March 17th at the Marquee Theatre, great bands like Metric, The Bollox and Keltic Cowboys will open up for Irish punk band, Flogging Molly, during their Green 17 Tour. With albums such as Alive Behind The Green Door (1998), Swagger (2000) and Float (2009), this Irish band has gained quite a following in the Valley. Flogging Molly fuses their Celtic traditional sounds with modern rock beats to make their own unique sound that Valley locals adore.
St. Patrick’s Day would not be the same without Flogging Molly at Tempe Beach Park. So with nothing to do on a Wednesday night, grab a few friends and have an experience to share. You can even tell you’re parents that you’re respecting cultural heritage. Cost is $35.00 at the door. The show starts at 4pm and ends at 10pm. The Marquee Theater is located at 80 W. Rio Salado Prkwy.
For more information, go to www.luckymanonline.com.
Stuff to do over Spring Break instead of Sit on the Couch Left above: Monica Gonzalez (12) sorts the bottles from the recyclables. Left below: Cecilia Sanabria (12) stuggles to lug her burden of bottles around campus. Above: Angelica Romero (12) joins her classmates in a quick pose. kids...”, joked Gonzalez as we rode down the school’s only elevator back to class. Back in the classroom, I sat down with Mrs. Mills to get her views about recycling. “It started in 2006 as a small project the kids wanted to do. It wasn’t like now it is, not as regular. Each year since then, we’ve refined it to make it more regular,” continued Mills. She also thought it was important because when her students
are faced with times where they can choose to recycle or throw things in the trash, she hopes they know what to do. “This class is environmental science and recycling does help the environment,” said Mills about why her class is perfect for the job. To read the complete story, go to the Campus Happenings Page of Coronadoexplorer.com.
Arizona Derby Dames Season-Opening Preview Date/Time:Sat., March 6, 4:00pm Price: free Venue: Jobing.com Arena 9400 W. Maryland Ave. Glendale, AZ Harlem Globetrotters Date/Time:Sat., March 6, 11:00am Venue: US Airways Center 201 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 2010 Lowrider Tour Date/Time:Sun., March 7, 11:00am-5:00pm Price: $30 Venue: Arizona State Fairgrounds 1826 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Shootout Sun, March 7, 2:00pm Price: $8 Venue: US Airways Center 201 E. Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ Rocky Votolato Mon., March 8, 8:00pm Price: $12 Venue: Rhythm Room 1019 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ
Go to Hell!
The Explorer reviews the video game “Dante’s Inferno” and compares it to the 14th century poem by Andrew Fayez
“My understanding of Heaven and Hell,” started Ms. Rogers: “Imagine a huge table with many kinds of food but the forks are too long so the souls cannot eat because the food cannot reach their mouths. That’s Hell! You see the same situation in Heaven but they are feeding each other. :)” So rather than “go to hell,” many Dons are feeding their brains by playing the video game. Dante’s Inferno is simply a great game. The sound, for example, makes the player feel he is doomed or that he’ll actually do it and get on with his life. Graphics are also strong as the game’s creators (Visceral Studios) really made Hell, a game experience true to the poem. The graphics are modern and both the combat and controls rule. The controls simplify the game for the player and nothing is better than the combat system. And let’s face it: the combos are “kick awesome.” “I really like the game,” said Ryan Woodward(11).
“My friend [lent] it to me and I think that it’s great. The sound is generic and always keeps you exited, the graphics are amazing, and the story is breathtaking. The engine of the game is really similar to that of ‘God Of War’ so combat is also really similar... When it comes to controls, I don’t think that anyone will have a problem with it.” So the game is amazing and runs smoothly, but what about the poem? The poem “Dante’s Inferno” was written by Dante Alighieri, finished on September 14th, 1321 when he was in exile. He finished it right before he died. Many intellectual minds consider him as the first “important” poet after the Dark Ages. “What doesn’t [the poem] talk about!” exclaimed Mrs.Vickers, is that “[it] teaches many things about life and death for the reader during Dante’s search for his place. It has many lessons to teach all kinds of readers, if understood!” To read the complete story, go to the Entertainment Page of Coronadoexplorer.com.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Tue., March 9, 1:05pm Price: $8 and up Venue: Goodyear Ballpark 1933 S. Ballpark Way Goodyear, AZ Coronado Dons vs. Arcadia Titans Baseball Tues., March 9 4:00pm Price: Free Venue: Roy Coppinger Field-Coronado Phoenix Coyotes vs. Vancouver Canucks Date/Time:Wed., March 10, 8:00pm Price: $10.75 and up Venue: Jobing.com Arena 9400 W. Maryland Ave. Glendale, AZ End Time Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 2:00am Location:Venue of Scottsdale 7117 E. 3rd Ave. Scottsdale, AZ Red Bull Thre3style Date/Time: March 10, 2010 8:00 pm Price: $10 Location: Scottsdale, 7117 E. 3rd Ave ADMISSION: 18+ Sketching in the Museum Galleries Date/Time:Thu., March 11, 6:30pm Venue: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 7374 E. Second St. Scottsdale, AZ No Longer Together Date/Time: March 12, 2010 Price: free Venue: Tempe Marketpllace FIRST Robotics Competition Date/Time: March 13, 2010 Price: free
Venue: Veterans Memorial Colisseum/State Fairgrounds
SRP Garage Band Competition Date/Time: March 13, 2010 Price: free Venue: Tempe Marketplace
The Back Page The Sleuther
“The ‘It’s-All-Downhill-From-Here’ Edition” by Anthony Costantini Welcome to the Anthonology and the first day of the rest of your Spring Break. An exciting time, to be sure. But just what are you doing? Honestly, I’m a little scared for my fellow Coronadians - no one deserves a lame vacation. Let’s face it: Scottsdale is no San Diego or Lake Havasu. And while I’d love to hang with everyone, that’s impossible. So instead, I’ve decided to share my own busy schedule. Feel free to take notes. Monday, a duly amount of time will be spent phoning overseas relatives. Why? Still high on my patriotic horse, I intend to utterly exploit the bragging rights which “televised-Olympic-brethrenthousands-of-miles-away” have provided me. Things could become pretty heated, especially with the Canadians – and I’m willing to rehash the opening ceremony. Canadians suck at engineering, eh? This reminds me of Tuesday, otherwise known in the household as “American Idol Day.” Remember those cheesy “Idol Gives Back” disaster relief episodes? You know, where a millionaire pop stars courageously journey to a foreign land – just to help [strangely] happy-faced natives sift through the wreckage? Apparently this year goes to Kris Allen and Haiti, respectively. While I’m not a huge fan, the day will be spent prepping for the show anyways. PROTIP: Just as smell forms 75% of taste, taste is equally responsible for the enjoyment of your favorite TV show. That’s right - singers don’t need vocal enhancements as long as they can keep America drugged on Doritos. Wednesday is for moping as I realize I’m halfway through the week. Such a blessing any other time of year, the “hump day” is suddenly torture. The most I have planned is waking up... I’d suggest you spend the time spring-cleaning, but I would be a hypocrite. Okay, it’s certainly not the most glamorous day – some might even call it lazy writing - but at least I planned something! Next I rally back with Video Game Thursday. Today I will be previewing the latest games out (and by previewing, I mean mooching from my luckier friends). I still can’t believe that “Dante’s Inferno” received such average reviews… Then again, if the Harry Potter directors had such trouble, a 700 yearold Italian epic poem seems somewhat optimistic. I’ll be disappointed if “Alien V. Predator” is anything less than awesome, though. Simply put, the AVP production team has no margin for error: the formula for success is in the title. There are Aliens. There are Predators. They are fighting. Basically, failing with AVP is failing with Mac n’ Cheese. Friday doesn’t require explanation. Everyone knows this is the best day of the week (TGIF!). Friday has become instinctive. In laymen’s terms, our brain flips a switch which tells us the time for party has come. The phenomenon happens no matter where we are, be it in school or a hot tub. So you do your thing and I’ll do mine. Maybe we’ll see each other – but I hope not in a hot tub. Umm. That would be weird. Saturday is literally SATurday. Yes, I’m taking SAT’s today. Laugh now, underclassmen – your time will come. In hindsight, I probably should have included some SAT study time in my week. (In reality, I will be saying the previous sentence again next Saturday, in a testing environment). After finishing the SAT’s with no less than 100% correct, I’ll awake refreshed Sunday morning. Because I call myself an honors student, I will spend the remainder of the day on homework. (Of course, I could have finished in the previous week, but what time would that leave Whining Wednesday?) Then comes sleep and… Well, I won’t remind you. If all teens have one thing in common, it’s the ability to keep entertained. We persevere no matter how great the boredom. Sometimes, we choose seclusion. More often, we draw too much attention to ourselves (e.g. Lake Havasu Spring Break participation with the college kids?). But ultimately the teens always win; we always have fun.
If you add 75 to the previous answer, what date do you get? What happens on this date?
The Sleuther The Sleuther
The Anthonology Ruminations and Deviations
Art Dept. MosaicBelow & Above
“A little madness in the Spring is wholesome even for the King.” ~Emily Dickenson
Solve the Sleuther, piece together the puzzle, & get a super toy.
___________ What year was the last time when school started on this date, assuming that school starts around the same time every year? ___________ In this year, a movie was released that added a new expression that has unfortunately lost its sense of meaning over time. __________
By Daniel Nemet
How old is the director of this movie now? It’s time for Spring Break! You know what that means, right? It means that we all get to sit on ___________ the couch for a week. But before you let the plugs out of your ears and let all the knowledge If the previous answer is converted from Celsius seep out, do you think you have the ability to do to Fahrenheit, what is the new temperature? the Spring Break Sleuther? ___________ How many days until graduation? Hopefully you have not started break early and let your brain leak out. If you feel that you have all the answers correct, come to Mr. Gerchick’s room B244 and the first person will receive a Pezerriffic prize.
Springtime Horoscopes By Jennifer Smith
Aquarius Just because people around you are changing does not mean you have to, just go with the flow of the Spring air. Pisces You really have nothing to worry about, just be a little careful around horror movies because they might just give you a few nightmares. Though if you truly want a good scream try Shutter Island but you may not sleep right for a few weeks. Aries The next couple of weeks should just about be heaven for you, sweets and chocolate will come from places you have never even thought of. Enjoy it while you can because just like the weather Spring is going to quickly pass you by. Taurus Beware dark allies because your future does not look perfect but as long as you stay away from dangerous situations, you should be fine. After all you are THE Taurus, Spring is one of your favorite times of the year. Gemini Just because you and your friends are having a blast; do not forget that you have projects to finish. However, once everything major in your life is done, just party. Cancer Your so called friends may tell you that your fashion is a little out there but do not worry, you just like taking risks and it will look perfect on you anyway.
Leo Try not to worry about the little things because you always have a habit of getting everything done. There really is no need for you to overexert yourself because you’ll always end up finishing what you started. A little procrastination never really hurt anyone, now did it? Virgo Just because your friends are going to a party does not mean that you have to... Have some fun, but do not lose yourself even if it is Spring. Save all that party energy until summer, and it will be twice as fun. Your friends will never see it coming. Libra Try something you never even thought of before, whether it be a new piece of clothing or a weird looking piece of food. Go for it and have some fun, experiment. Scorpio Your creative side will pop out in the next few days, embrace it and have the wildest time of your life. Sagittarius Think quickly because you may just find yourself in a really sticky situation but if you stay on your toes you’ll end up in a better postion than you started with. Capricorn You may just meet someone new. If you do, hold on to them like an octopus because they’ll become a great friend that you may need... Don’t suffocate them but take them to have some spring time fun.
Check out McDonald’s the Auto Show on Saturday nights.
By Qori Krog
In 1990, organizer Chico Espinoza brought only 12 cars to the first car show and throughout the past two decades escalated to today’s 400-450 classic and muscle cars, hot rods and modern exotic cars as well. The McDonald’s Rock N’ Roll Car Show is on most Saturdays from dusk to about 10pm at the Pavilions located at Loop 101 and Indian Bend Road by McDonald’s. Participants can sell their classics or just view the array of vehicles. Senior Jawan Burton has been photographing automobiles since he was a freshmen working at Bromm Auto Sales Store. When he discovered the Rock N’ Roll McDonald’s Car Show his sophomore year, auto photography became a serious hobby. “Ms. Cavalli told me to go see some car shows and I did for awhile and then I started hearing about car shows in the west...” Jawan continued. “ [Car shows] have different style cars, cars have a different personality from the creator, and I want to capture that personality.”
Photo by Jawan Burton (12). Jawan plans to go to tech school and then college to major in Professional Music and to minor in Business.