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Co-president system comes to power Multiple errors found in recent class election results

Sydney Settle Sports Editor Electing class officers is an essential part of every school year. Nominees spend an endless amount of time decorating the hallway in their name, passing out candy to voters and doing everything it takes to ensure their spot in office. The same thing happened at DC only weeks ago; however, the outcome of the election was a bit more complex. After announcing the winners of the 2010 class elections on Friday Sept. 3, Mr. Anthony Sparks was informed the following Tuesday that an error had been detected in the calculation of the results. A program created by Mr. John Beisel was used for the sec-

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• Spirit Week will be next week, consisting of dress up days and the infamous Halls and Walls contest • The following students were named student of the month: seniors Nolan Roberts, Adam Haynes and Megan Higdon; sophomores Caleb Cooper and Sarah Warren and freshman Kendal Bartlett • The attendance blitz has only a few days left. Don’t miss a day to win assorted prizes, like a free yearbook.

ond year to make the voting process more quick and simple— voting via computer. After the results had been announced, Mr. Beisel discovered an error in the formula used to calculate the results. Therefore, five officers had falsely won their respective election. “It was simply an error,” Mr. Sparks said. “It can’t be determined if it was a human error or a computer error.” Rumors had been circulating the school saying things such as teachers had not monitored the voting process close enough causing students to vote for one candidate numerous times. After checking into the situation, the numbers proved that had not been the case. The freshman president,

sophomore president, junior president, junior vice president and junior secretary were all affected by the error. Junior Brooke Johnson originally won the title as junior class president, but after reading the actual results, junior Alex Anderson won the race. The same thing happened for the other affected positions. After meeting with Mr. Matt Mason, Ms. Jenny Wilson and his adviser, Ms. Julie Clark, Mr. Sparks made the decision to not re-vote but rather have co—officers, meaning the original winner plus the actual winner will be sharing the position. Mr. Sparks believes that re-voting would not be authentic because many kids would not understand the situation.

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keep this theme on the down low for a couple weeks now. “We haven’t been told anything about homecoming. The parents are trying to keep it a big secret from us,” senior Madison Hayden said. Each year the senior cheerleaders’ parents come up with the theme for homecoming and the cheerleaders help set it up the night and morning before. “Most cheerleaders are going to be busy getting ready so it’s going to take a lot of parents time, too, to set it up,” Ms. Morgan said.

“I don’t really know how being a co—president is going to work,” Johnson said. “Junior president plans prom so it will be hard having two people trying to plan it.” Other officers also consider the situation unfair. Johnson along with rest think that only one person should have the title as president, vice president, etc. However, Mr. Sparks and Student Council sponsor Kris

Kropp think differently. “Having co-officers will give the students an opportunity to work together, which I think is very important,” Mr. Sparks said. The freshman presidents are now Michael Shelton and Navji Dixon. The sophomore presidents are Mackenzie Morris and Bryce Shelton. The junior presidents are... ELECTION: continued on page 2

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Cheerleaders prepare for fall Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 25 Stepping through two red double doors onto a horse track with a beautiful winning horse and 554 roses will be the moment that DC students will share on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. That might have been a little over dramatic, but the setting will be very close. “Run for the Roses” is the 2010 theme for homecoming and will be sure to look impressive, according to Ms. Tammy Morgan, cheerleading coach. The senior cheerleaders’ parents have been attempting to

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SCHOOL’S OUT! Students file out the front door at 12:20 p.m. to board their bus for the first Early Release Friday on Sept. 17. There will be seven more Early Release days this year.


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Are you up to Six students cross pond date this month? to visit DC from Czech 9/25: Homecoming 9/26: Halls and Walls class officers/class sponsors decorate halls and walls 1-6 p.m. 9/28: Voting registration 9/29: First Club Day (MA Schedule) 9/30: Pep Rally! (AA Schedule) 10/1: No School for PLC Day 10/6: First Panther’s Read (MA Schedule) Don’t forget a book!

Kaely Holloway News Editor This year, DC has been all about experiencing new cultures and opening its doors to countries around the world. From Brazil to Japan, students from many corners of the Earth have walked the halls of DC. A new country is now coming into the DC spotlight. For the next two weeks, DC will host six students from Olomouc, Czech Republic. Their visit will be through the same Sister Cities Program that the school has with Daiichi High School in Japan. “We’ve had this Sister Cities connection with the Czech for about 15 years, “ Ms. Marcia Carpenter said. Since the Sister Cities program involves the whole city in the exchange, the students will visit all high schools in the city. The six students (three girls and three boys) will stay with students from DC and Apollo. Markéta Kruezingerova, Alexandra Nezhybova, David Bujgl, Gabriela Khinova, Jan Linhart and Peter Vystrcil arrived in the states on Sept.18. “David is staying with me,” sophomore Ma-

cauley Campbell said. “We’ve been communicating via Facebook for a while.” The students will visit places around town, like Reid’s Orchard and important places in the state, like Frankfort and Mammoth Cave. “I am excited very much to visit Owensboro!” Vystrcil said in a form submitted to the school. Language barriers are no issue for these students. Their high school in Olomouc is English, meaning every class is taught in English. “Exchanges like this teach tolerance and understanding for different lifestyles,” Ms. Carpenter said. “The people of the Czech really appreciate freedom considering they were under communist rule until 20 years ago.” During their tour of the school last Monday, the students visited several classrooms, including some ROTC classes, with their host families. Plans are soon going to be in the works for a group of DC students to visit the Czech Republic next year. “I won’t be going with this next group of students going to Czech,” said. Ms. Carpenter said, who took a group of students to Czech last year. “Someone else will be going with the students next year.”

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This year this casual dance will be held in the gym beginning and ending earlier than previous years. The school administrators decided to move the dance 8-11 p.m. instead of 9-12 a.m. Cost of the tickets will still be only $5! That may have burst some people’s bubble, but the interesting decorations planned to be set up should compensate. The Fine Arts Society will be creating a life size paper maché horse to be placed on the scene and dozens of roses will be all around the gym. This is a night that no students should miss out on. Run to the roses DC.

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DISHIN’ WISHES. Brittany Hallem receives her one wish on Friday, Sept. 17. She wished for her mother to be sent flowers.

One Wish strolls halls for first time

Kaely Holloway News Editor During the magazine drive, posters stating nothing more than One Wish started popping up around the school. No explanation about the meaning of these posters was given for quite some time, leaving students to assume and speculate what One Wish meant. “We didn’t explain exactly what it was for a while to build up hype,” Ms. Kristie Miller said. One Wish is essentially a program to grant students what they wish. During advocates a few weeks ago, students were given a slip of paper asking what was their one wish. The wishes were totaled up and read last week and the first five wishes to be granted were selected. “We had a secret student group come in and read all the wishes, then we had volunteer teachers and parents go out and purchase the items,” Ms. Miller said. “The Panther will deliver the wishes to the students.” The funding for these wishes is surprisingly not as big of a deal as predicted.

“Most of the wishes actually won’t end up costing anything,” Ms. Miller said. “They were things like makeover for mom or homework passes.” Ms. Miller got the idea for One Wish from a high school in Orlando, Fla., with a similar program. Their program, entitled Winter Wishes, is the same basic concept as One Wish, but only lasts through the winter months and not year round. “Renaissance is helping fund it,” Ms. Cathy Burden said. “That’s part of what money from magazine sales is going toward.” At least four to six wishes will be granted a week through a process of random selection. “We’ve got the program, not only to grant wishes, but to teach students compassion for others,” Ms. Miller said. Though there are several bugs to still be worked out, Ms. Miller looks as this program to be an overall success. “There are still things to figure out, but that’s to be expected the first year of a program,” Ms. Miller said. “I hope to grant as many wishes as possible.”

Brittany Greeson Intern In the sweltering heat of September, a staggering five-foot horse was born. This horse doesn’t breathe or run through the meadow. It’s actually made out of plastic wrap, tape and tissue paper and will make its (extremely large) debut at homecoming. The cheerleaders were the ones who initiated the idea and knowing that the art department had the know-how they quickly enlisted the help of Fine Arts Society. “One of the cheerleader’s moms proposed the idea. We then decided it would be a centerpiece with hope that people will like it so much that they will take pictures by it,” said Ariel Morgan, a senior cheerlead-

er. Moving forward with the idea, Mr. Scott Norris, FAS sponsor, gathered the materials. At the club’s officer meeting he proposed that the horse could be constructed by layering plastic wrap, tape, then tissue paper and more tape, in order to create a stiff outer shell. This then could be stiff enough to stand alone. But where would FAS and the cheerleaders find a replica of a life–size horse? It was risky to attempt to make this shell on a real horse. After searching for a perfect location, a kind individual offered his life–size horse statue to be used. Upon arrival the hard work began. Almost every cheerleader and a few FAS members started plastic wrapping the whole body which followed with the tape and later the tissue paper, all

in the sweltering heat. “All in all the day was long and excruciatingly hot… It was great group effort though, there were so many people. The task really wasn’t that frustrating, just time consuming,” said Nolan Roberts, an FAS member. After three hours, the horse was finally finished. The shell was severed off the statue and eventually transported back to DC. “I think we got the job done well. It looks awesome. We wrapped that sucker up and did the work,” said Jodi Hart, who is FAS’s treasurer. Despite a challenging task, FAS has successfully completed the horse which will debut as a homecoming centerpiece. Now that all the hard work has been exposed, students just might appreciate the tape and tissue horse a little more.

Coming Up... Started Sept. 18...

Scarecrow Festival at the Botanical Gardens

Sept. 24, 25 and 26

Pumpkin Festival near the Sportscenter complex

Sept. 30- If interested in buying talk to Coach Smith or basketball players...

preselling for baby back slabs ($16) and chickens ($8) end on Sept. 30. Saturday, Oct. 2 is when you pick up your purchase(s) on Highway 54 at Jumpin’ Jacks.

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Taylor Dooley struts her style in hallways Deron Millay Lifestyle Editor Most people in this day and age go on the quest for new clothes at the mall or at other retail stores. Sophomore Taylor Dooley, however, only shops at vintage and thrift stores... and sometimes borrows clothes from her own mother’s closet. “I like being an individual. A lot of the clothes you find at retail stores don’t give you room to be creative and mix things up, generally because of labels/logos/everyone has the same thing. At thrift stores, you can find a ton of cool pieces that most likely no one else will,” Dooley said. All of the thrift and vintage stores fit in nicely with Dooley’s budget. “Almost everything you’ll find is under $30. So, it’s cheap AND awesome,” Dooley said. Conveniently for Dooley, her father co-owns Stonebridge Insurance. She gets to travel with him to larger cities, where vintage and thrift stores are very easy to come by. Every night before Dooley goes to sleep, she plans out tomorrow’s outfit... but almost always changes it again when she wakes up. All of her outfits depend on either her mood, or whatever

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music she is currently into listening to. “Music plays a huge part in my personal style. For example, sometimes I’ll be really into Pearl Jam and pull out my Dr. Martens. The next day I’ll be listening to a lot of Best Coast or She and Him and wear oxfords and a cute dress,” Dooley said. “Then the next day, I could wear a band T-shirt, skinny jeans and Vans because I’ve been listening to heavier music. My fashion sense is bipolar.” Dooley gets her inspiration from two sources. One being her cousin, who was heavily involved in her Kansas City music scene. The second is history. Dooley has a fascination with 20th Century fashion. “It just LOOKS cool. Every ‘used’ piece of clothing you have, you wander ‘Whoever bought this back in the ‘60s, what was their story?” Dooley said. Along with her cousin, and history, her parents have a lot of influence on her choice of style. “My parents are older so as a kid I only listened to the oldies radio stations and the fashion that went along with the music was inevitable,” Dooley said. Dooley’s most recent thrift store purchase, one might ask? Oh, just a vintage square dancing outfit...

HIYY-YA! Sophomore Aubrianna Johnson could say that’s not exactly the sound of karate, because she’s practiced the Japanese—formed sport for years. From age eight to ten, Johnson passionately pursued karate, and had reached an orange belt. However, after her tenth birthday an accident involving an animal attack forced Johnson to quit. “I got bit by a cat, and it had rabies. The treatment’s shots made me sore and got me out of shape,” Johnson said. After healing, Johnson looked forward to starting back up again. Yet a family move to Petersburg, Ind., stopped her plans. “We were in a really small town; there was nowhere close for me to do karate,” Johnson said.

Before the start of school, Johnson’s family moved again, this time arriving in Owensboro. Around the first day of school, Johnson had her first day of karate. “I really missed it (karate), so I was happy when I heard there was a place here. I’m at a yellow belt now, but I’m getting better,” Johnson said. Johnson’s goal is to continue karate through high school, and gain enough experience to assist with instruction. “I have made a friend at Traditional Karate who’s in college; she helps the Sensei (instructor) teach others,” Johnson said. What would be the best thing about helping teach others? According to Johnson, it’s re-defining everyone’s perceptions of karate. “Karate isn’t the stereotype everyone thinks. It isn’t kung— foo fighting, it’s an actual sport:

there’s a winner, a loser and lots of sweat involved. You travel and compete; it’s highly competitive,” Johnson said. More important than the kick-butt moves Johnson learns are the life lessons she takes away from karate. “Overall, if you have low confidence, karate helps your attitude, which will show through, and you make friends,” Johnson said. “Karate reduces a lot of stress; it makes you forget everything that goes on in your life...and it teaches you to not let people get to you. You can’t let anyone’s words or actions bother you or your self esteem,” Johnson said. Currently, Johnson isn’t on the Traditional Karate team, but she soon hopes to be. “Next time there’s a trip, I’ll be ranked higher and definitely be there. I’ll be nervous, but I’ll want to do it,” Johnson said.

MOTOR CROSS: Brittany Greeson Intern Traveling 165 miles per hour, dirt flying, wind blowing. This is the life of a motor cross racer. This is the life of sophomore Hayden Gillim. At six years old, he was immediately inspired by his family. “I went to a race that my cousins had gone to in Ohio and I knew I had to do it,” Gillim said. Gillim’s cousin Nikki Gillim is actually a world class racer, currently traveling around Europe. His brothers also race, so there’s no surprise his family was such an inspiration. “They are really supportive. My mom’s side is the

side that races, and she did it when she was a kid. They support me and my brothers. They put their work and money into it. All they ask for us to put all our heart and soul into it,” Gillim said. When passion triumphs itself, an athlete like Gillim doesn’t give up. “Whenever I was 10 I was racing and lost control of the bike and ran into a chain link fence. I almost lost an arm. The bone came out and I was in the hospital for two weeks. They had to sew it up and put (in) stitches that dissolved because they said my skin would grow back on top of the stitches. I was out of racing for about four or five months. I had to home school and everything.”

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Despite crazy accidents, Gillim has moved on the right track to success. “This summer I was in Lexington, Ohio, and got the biggest award you can get as an amateur racer in my category. It’s called the horizon award and a lot of the top road racers have won the award before me so it was really cool to get it.” Even though he has passion, a family backing him up and a prestigious award, Gillim admits he still has far to go to obtain his ultimate goal. “My ultimate goal is to win as many championships as I can, meet as many people as I can and go as far around the world as I can. I want to get to the top level of racing and have fun.”


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Logan Parr travels to Cali over summer Ashley Roethemeier Entertainment Editor Riding all the way from Kentucky to California in a car with good ol’ Dad is an unusual way to spend two weeks of the summer. This is also an experience that MOST people won’t ever get to have. Senior Logan Parr and his father made their way from Owensboro to Santa Cruz over this past summer to see his sister who was on a mission trip there for the summer. He and his dad spent nights camping out and playing the guitar in the woods, or wherever they decided to set up that night. “Honestly, probably camping out was the coolest part. We camped out every night and I took my guitar and we would have like a jam session around the campfire which was really cool,” Parr said. Souvenirs weren’t one of Parr’s goals, but he did buy a warm hat for whenever they climbed to the top of Pikes Peak.

The temperature at the bottom of the mountain was about 90 degrees and when they reached the top the temperature had dropped to about 50 degrees. Other items from his trip that you might see him wearing are some nice shades that he bought in Vegas or some shirts from California. “The weirdest place we stopped was in Vegas because there were prostitutes at every street corner,” Parr said. After this trip was completed, Parr had covered grounds through Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, Vegas, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Grand Canyon, Alcatraz and Yosemite Park. He describes his experience as “super chill” and “mind blowing.” Through all the stops and sites Parr got to see, he came to the conclusion that his favorite place by far was Santa Cruz. “The whole atmosphere and people were really cool, including the downtown,”Parr said. “I can see myself living there in the future.”

Lola: Beyond average manatee Emily Ferguson Intern She peers out at the world through deep, dark eyes. She accepts what she sees and never judges those who come to her for comfort. Any poor, unfortunate soul suffering through a downright terrible day, or week or month is welcome to gather her in their arms and simply hug her. Her name is Lola, and she loves unconditionally. Lola is a stuffed manatee, which is sort of like a walrus, but without the tusks. She lives in Room 131 with English teacher Susan Colbert. Lola is originally from Pennsylvania, but when she was given to Ms. Colbert as a birthday present last year, she made Florida her home. When Ms. Colbert came to DC, she brought Lola with her, and her students are absolutely delighted with her. “Lola is an amazing, loving, caring, squishy grey animal,” sophomore Dixa Patel said. “She’s there to comfort me when I’m not happy, and support me when I’m going through the harsh times of life.” No matter what hap-

Kirby’s spirits lifted Emmalee Ryan Entertainment Editor At Daviess County, we always look out for our fellow Panthers, especially in their time of need. One of those panthers is Austin Kirby. Throughout the summer no one really had a way of finding out what was going on with Austin, because everyone usually found out through school. Before the school year started, Austin went through a couple chemo treatments and fought hard to stay healthy. “He did really good through the summer and tried to stay as healthy as possible,” said freshman, Houston Kirby, Austin’s brother. Fighting hard through the summer eventually paid off for Austin, because he is now home. While he is at home he will have to back to the hospital to receive platelets, according to his journal on Caring Bridge. Along with being at home, he is healthy and hoping to stay that way. While he is feeling well, he is

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being home-schooled. “They said that he would most likely be able to return to school sometime in November,” Houston said. As he is doing well, his spirits are getting lifted by a few important things to him. The Make A Wish Foundation came and gave him a shopping spree. Along with the shopping spree, other fund raisers have been going on. The teachers had a taco bar fund-raiser for Austin. All faculty and staff could come and bring in food for the taco bar. When you came in you could make donations for Austin, to help his cause. “Altogether we raised about $450, which is pretty good for just the faculty and staff in one day,” Ms. Shawna Hagan said. As more things will be happening to help Austin, the best thing you could give him is a lifting spirit. To lift his spirits or just figure out what is going on with him you can go to www.caringbridge.org/ visit/austinkirby/journal.

pens, students know that Lola’s got their back when they walk into class–literally. Sophomore Brandon Adams was recently injured in a football game, and Lola was there to comfort him. Another player’s face mask cut into his back, leaving it open and sore at school the next day. It was painful for him to lean back against the desk, but Lola came to his aid. “She’s a great pillow; she’s really soft,” Adams said. “We need more Lolas. A Lola in every class.” Lola is made all the more special considering all that she’s been through during her year-long adventure on Earth. She still manages to love people unconditionally, despite what some have done to her. At her old home, Deltona High School in Florida, gangs were a prevalent part of Lola’s life, so much so that some students took it upon themselves to integrate her into their circle. Lola doesn’t like to talk about it, but a Sharpie was involved, and Lola is now scarred forever with a mysterious tattoo. “I’m not sure if it’s a ‘3,’ a ‘W,’ an ‘M,’ or an ‘E,’” Ms.

Colbert said. “But the sad thing is, it makes her more like a real Florida manatee.” Many live manatees in the Florida area are scarred just like Lola, but by boat propellers instead of just Sharpies. “Lola decided to come home after that,” Ms. Colbert said. “She needed a little vacation from school.” (One wild weekend in Vegas later, and Lola has a miniature companion, known simply as Baby Lola. But that’s another story.) Everyone who knows Lola is in total agreement. “She never talks bad about people. She’s everybody’s friend,” Ms. Colbert said. Ms. Colbert’s second block class is actually planning on throwing Lola a party–Sept. 25 is her first birthday. An added bonus is that it’s Ms. Colbert’s birthday, too. Lola undoubtably deserves some appreciation, being the wonderful friend that she is. “You could be in the worst mood of your life,” Patel said, “but when you see her face, there’ll be a smile on your face.” Happy birthday, Lola.

Austin’s Guestbook WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 12:57 PM, CDT Austin, I admire your strength and courage. I am praying and believing for total healing for you in Jesus name. I ask the Lord to get your counts where they should be and rid you from all pain in Jesus name. Sharon Carpenter WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 12:50 PM, EDT Hang in there Austin. My prayers are still with you. :) Can’t wait to see you back in school soon. Brittany Foster THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010 9:59 PM, CDT Hey Buddy Keep fighting We all are PRAYING for You every Day!! You are such a STRONG YOUNG MAN and I am VERY VERY Proud of YOU!!!! I Love Ya Buddy!!!!! Love Your Dad. Source: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/austinkirby/guestbook

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Ladies step up Part-time jobs cause when it comes teenagers difficulties to first moves Ashley Roethemeier

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Girl: “Hey :)” Boy: “Hey! What’s going on? ” Notice something different? That’s right. The tables are turning. Look at it this way: it’s Saturday afternoon and you just hung out with the guy you have been crushing on last night. You constantly keep checking your phone to see if he has texted you. No new messages. Instead of convincing yourself that he’s busy or worrying about whether or not to text the guy first, go ahead and do it. He would probably be creeped out if he found out that you were secretly obsessing over if you should text him first or not. It’s not a big deal anymore. After all, it’s 2010. Technology is changing, as are the ways o f

flirting. Although I do personally believe that a guy should text a girl first, as do most girls who have joined the group, “I’m the girl. You’re the boy. You text me first or we don’t talk today” on Facebook, I have realized that the times have changed and girls are stepping up to the plate. It doesn’t really matter on who texts/calls/instant messages first anymore—unless you’re being flat-out creepy about it. Also, something’s wrong if the girl texts the guy first every single time, because it comes off as pushy and annoying. It’s OK for girls to text first. You have to be obvious with guys. But if the guy seems to have no interest in the conversation, move on. If you have a question about homework, go ahead and ask him. What is there to worry about? The only wrong situation I can think of is if you flirt with a guy who has a girlfriend or they don’t show interest. Come on, ladies, step it up! Someone has to.

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ork, work, work and then some. That’s what my days consist of. I know I’m not the only one in this jumbled up time schedule. My days consist of going home, going to work and then going home to cram in homework. My grades are slowly decreasing and I’ve considered giving up one of the two jobs I have. The only problem is...like other teens I NEED the money. As we get older we have to pay for more and more of our own personal wants by ourselves. It’s about time to get a car and insurance doesn’t come cheap. Having two jobs is a

privilege but sometimes a hassle. Trying to fit in homework time after all the hours is the hardest part. Working from 4—9p.m. and being ready to pass out whenever I finally arrive home doesn’t really contribute to the studying factor. Homework should be my first priority, but the money is hard to let go. The situation is stressful and the only advice I have to give to you if you are like me is that you should just cut down on some of your hours. Take a day off each week and try to make the best use of your class time. Graduating successfully is the top goal so that the job of the future will end up better than working drive-thru or as a hostess. Focus on your grades. Cut down on the stress. Cut down on the work hours.

‘Glee’ brings up controversies among real world students Emmalee Ryan Entertainment Editor The series “Glee” is a show about high school students, who don’t necessarily “fit in.” The characters love to run around their school, dancing and singing. Now for someone who doesn’t really watch the show, it sounds a little like “High School Musical.” Everyone that has been in high school or is currently in high school knows it never goes that way. If someone was walking down the hallway and bursted into song about how much they love school, it would be pretty interesting to say the least. The voices that the students have are pretty amazing; that definitely can’t be denied. Music and choreography are pretty original and pretty im-

pressive. The problem is how and where the students sing. Some people believe they are ruining some very memorable songs. Most people think that they are improving those songs in some way, mixing in the old with the new. While the music and choreography a r e pretty i m pressive, t h e t a l k about “Glee” is the w o r s t p a r t .

Every time a new episode is about to come on or a new season premiers, students at DC or anywhere really go crazy. It’s like “Twilight” all over again. All in all, “Glee” is a decent show with good music. The “High School Musical” in it should be tuned down a notch.


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College stress taking toll on students’ sanity Embry Luallen Editor-in-Chief

College is nothing but a big box of stress. From the moment an adult asks the question, “Where are you going to college?” it’s just a nagging reminder of everything that needs to happen before that oh-so-important and cherished walk down the red carpet at graduation. First there’s that big decision of what you want to do for the rest of your life, which is a soul searching journey in of itself. Who knows what’s going to work out ten years down the road when thrown into the “real world?” As if there is such a thing. Then there’s trying to find the perfect major, (going into college without a major sounds perfect, if only) at the perfect school with the perfect dorm rooms, in the perfect town, with the classes at noon instead of 8 a.m. and the good sports teams to brag about. Filling out applications is a whole other battle to fight. Choosing the online application

instead of handwritten, then paying all of the fees, wondering if it’s better to turn them in for the early decision or not and making sure the ACT score is up to par, hoping it’s good enough to get in. If there’s no hope in deciding where to go, just apply everywhere. The worst they can say is no, and if that rejection letter happens to appear in the mailbox, don’t sweat it. Someone will send the acceptance letter. College is merely four more years of practice for something that will hopefully end up in a good job, to pay for kids college, to get them a good job, to pay for their kids college. It’s all planning. That’s where it starts, and it never ends. That may sound a little daunting, and it is in reality, but worrying won’t help anything, it only makes the stress worse. Take a deep breath, and hopefully the hours of essays, studying for the ACT and filling out checks is worth everything.

Visit Australia Taylor Gaddis Visit Taylor while she’s visiting Australia Ryan Gentry

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Live in a tree house in the rain forest Ashlyn Stout Everything Emily Hurt

Staff: Embry Luallen, Andrea Howard, Deron Millay, Sydney Settle, Kaely Halloway, Emmalee Ryan, Ashley Roethemeier, Alex Anderson, Mackenzie Morris and Morgan Carrico. Interns: Emily Ferguson, William Meloney and Brittany Greeson. Cartoonist: Dakota Montgomery The Big Red Machine is a bi-weekly independent newspaper produced by the journalism students of Daviess County High School. The opinions expressed in the BRM do not necessarily reflect the views of the administration or the Daviess County Board of Education.

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Reid’s Orchard Apple Fest Owensboro community supports 24th Apple Fest Mackenzie Morris News Editor When fall rolls around, the brisk air welcomes people outside to enjoy the fresh air, and wonderful smell of fall leaves hitting the ground. It treats people with light jacket weather to get together and enjoy the beautiful colors of the changing tress. That’s what the Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival is all about. “It’s a good, ol’ time country fair with good food and music. People want to get out and enjoy that,” Ms. Kathy Reid, the main coordinator of the festival said. The Apple Festival brings the sight of leaves falling, craft and food booths, carnival rides and families

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having fun. The smell of funnel cakes being fried and the gas that’s being let off by the rides. The sound of children screaming with excitement, the live country music playing and the tractor wheels crunching over fallen leaves. The taste of caramel apples, cold apple cider and fresh cut french fries. With the help of Ms. Reid and other volunteer families this year will be the 24th Apple Festival at Reid’s Orchard. This process takes a lot of preparation, planning, dedication and hard work from everyone involved. “We start preparing for the Festival early in June, where we send out applications to people who make their own crafts, and to local food places so they can have a food booth,” Ms. Reid said. Each year the Festival welcomes around 25,000 to 30,000 people and still has room for more with a growing number of festival go-ers each year. “The first couple years we only had 5,000 to 8,000 people but then as the years went on, more people would come out,” Ms. Reid said. Many people that come like to the festival like different aspects of it: listening to the live bands play, the many different types of food and drinks, craft booths, homemade goodies, candy, funnel cakes, carnival rides or they come to just enjoy the company of their friends as they hangout

around the festival grounds. “Our favorite part of the festival is drinking the cold apple cider; it’s amazing,” sophomores Shayne Taylor and Mary Beth Wilk said. On the other hand, some people just enjoy coming out there to enjoy the weather and spend quailty time just being with their closet friends. “The Apple Fest lies on my birthday. I don’t celebrate my birthday there, I just go to hang out with my friends and have a good time,” junior Caitlin Burton said. Anyone and everyone can enjoy the festivities the Apple Fest brings to Owensboro. Whether they are young or old there is something for everyone to enjoy. Even if they’re the one in charge. Though Ms. Reid is in–charge of the festival, she can also find enjoyment in it. “My enjoyment is looking out on the fair grounds and seeing people smile and laugh. It’s amazing to know that something you put on can bring so much enjoyment to people,” Ms. Reid said. Ms. Reid was also the reason the Apple Festival was put on for the county originally. “We had friends that had visited festivals going on in different areas and they told us we should put on one here in Owensboro. So me and my husband went around to different fairs and decided we should have an a Apple Festival at our family farm,” Ms. Reid said. People can find their own kind of enjoyment at the Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival on October 16th and 17th.


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el is a classic that never goes out of style. A camel coat can be worn with a dress or with a pair of jeans. Once again, going wrong with camel is not an option. Lastly, the military look. Olive green is the way to go. Add patches onto the elbows of a sweater to give it a more equestrian, military look, which is very “in.” Also, don’t forget military jackets. Let’s talk shoes. Ankle-high, lace-up boots are what is walking down fashion street, literally. These boots can be bought for $40 and are the must-have boot this fall. These boots can be found with three inch-high heels or as flats; both work. Knee boots, or even overthe-knee boots, are great as well. Combine knee boots with leggings and you’re set. Accessories are always a fa-

vorite. Pearls. Gray pearls, creams pearls, it doesn’t matter. Pearls are always “in.” Buy fake pearls; it doesn’t matter if they’re authentic or not; they all look the same. Large leather totes. Bags seems to be getting bigger and bigger lately; let’s go a little bigger. As the weather gets colder, people need more storage for gloves, umbrellas, etc. All kinds of leather bags are on the shelves- logoed styles, exotics skins, bright colors and much more. Everyone loves a little sprucing up to their wardrobe without spending too much. Stores like H&M are perfect for the checkbook, but from a more local standpoint, try stores like Forever 21 in Bowling Green, Ky, and Payless Shoes right here in Owensboro.

FALL PREVIEW Mackenzie Morris News Editor

Summer is fading, which means hit summer television shows, like this summer’s Pretty Little Liars, are turning off. Fall is approaching, and students are anticipating the premiere of new and old shows that will be airing. Some of the shows that will be premiere include: Glee, One Tree Hill, NCIS, Dancing with the Stars, Bones, Desperate Housewives, The Office, Modern Family, Gossip Girl and among many more. Freshman Molly Millsap is ecstatic about the new season of Glee. First off, What exactly is Glee? Glee, (according to Wikipedia), is a musical comedy-drama TV show that focuses on a high school show chior called “New Directions” at the fictional William McKinley High School in Ohio. Most of the songs that the characters sing become chart hits on iTunes. The stars of the show are Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, and Jane Lynch. Glee aired on Sept. 21. “I like it (Glee) because it’s really funny and it makes me smile a lot because of the music and it relates to high school life,” Millsap said. Millsap goes on to say that she like fall TV better than summer TV but one exception. “It seems like all the good shows start when school starts and I never can watch them because of the homework I have,” Millsap said. While Millsap likes Glee, sophomore Alicia Evans is into the drama of Desperate Housewives.

Desperate Housewives, (according to Wikipedia), is an American television comedy-drama series that follows the lives of a group of women, seen through the eyes of their dead neighbor. They work through the domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets, the crimes and mysteries hidden behind the of their—at the surface— beautiful and seemingly perfect suburban neighborhood. The cast this year is welcoming Vanessa Williams, who will play a wicked new housewife. Desperate Housewives is to air Sept. 26. “I like it (Desperate Housewives) because it’s very unpredictable, suspenseful, exciting and humorous,” Evans said. “My whole family watches it and we buy all the seasons.” The Housewives better watch out because a snooping show is premiering for another season: NCIS. NCIS, (according to Wikipedia), stands for Naval Criminal Investigate Service. It is an American police procedural dram television series revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the NCIS, which conducts criminal investigations involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. This show is similar to what we know as CSI. “I like it because it’s suspenseful, it keeps me on my toes, it’s interesting and I learn alot about forensics by watching it,” sophomore Lucas Wiman said. This is only three of the many shows that premiere this fall. From mystery to comedy to horror, there are many shows to get hooked on. Which one will you get hooked on this fall?

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Sydney Settle Sports Editor A new season doesn’t only bring a change in weather, but a change in fashion. With Labor Day long passed, it’s time to trade the bright summer colors and white pants for fall 2010’s latest styles. To start, here are the five fall colors to freshen up any wardrobe: Bright red. Not DC red but a rather bright red with a hint of orange to it. Put a red sweater with jeans or brown pants and bingo! Purple and gray. Purple is big on the runway this fall, and the perfect color to compliment purple is gray. Try something like a gray pencil skirt and a purple blouse. Cobalt blue. Cobalt blue= UK blue. Combine black and blue; there is no going wrong with that combination. Camel. Cam-

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Blossoms ‘blossoms’ onto fashion scene Mackenzie Morris opened their doors for business and there was no other News Editor store in Owensboro like it. “It didn’t take long to realize that a change Guys. The only way they’d be caught in Blos- would have to be made, given the fact that only two persoms is if they were buying a beautiful gift for their mom, cent of the population was pregnant at any given time,” sister or girlfriend. Ms. McKinley said. With that said, Blossoms is a locally owned bou- There was a huge market of people that Ms. tique here in Owensboro that carries McKinley teen girls and women’s clothing. felt like they The owners of Blossoms hoped and Boutique are mother and daughter, needed to I love Blossoms because it Vicki Mills and Jessica McKinley. cater to other has a really cute style. All my When they first came up age groups of with the idea of the store they wantwomen. dresses are from there and ed to sell only maternity clothing. “A f t e r they’re all so fun... “Over six years ago, the listening to idea of Blossoms came to life. I got customers - Kendall Moore, junior a random phone call from mom and we began she proceeded to tell me all about to integrate this great idea she had to open a children’s apboutique that catered to expecting parel and gifts women,” Jessica McKinley said. into the inventory of the store,” Ms. McKinley said. It was around Aug. 2, 2005, when the store However, with time, Ms. McKinley felt that mater-

nity clothing had shifted and women were no longer afraid to show off their “baby bumps” in regular clothes. “So, yet again, a change would need to take place in order for us to sustain. Almost three years ago, we made a somewhat scary shift to contemporary fashions for women of all ages, and the persistence has paid off,” Ms. McKinley said. Blossoms now carries multiple brands that are popular throughout the community. “We can outfit all ages and are pleased to be able to offer amazing lines such as Karlie, Burlapp, Hazel, Taylor, Windridge, TOMS and Nick and Mo,” Ms. McKinley said. Junior Kendall Moore is a big fan of Blossoms and goes there often “I love Blossoms because it has a really cute style. All my dresses are from there and they’re all so fun and they make me happy; I just want to wear them all the time,” Moore said. Blossoms Boutique is located on 805 Frederica St. next to Brescia University and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, They have a collection of dresses that might be perfect for Homecoming this year.

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invitations, a model. Owensboro has oodles of photography studios that offer services for seniors. Captured Moments Photography on Old Hartford is run by Kate and Jason Higdon and is by far one of the most popular photography studio. Some of the seniors photographed there are James Shockley, Alex Wilborn, Haley Redmond, Kendell Quisenberry and Tyler Lockhart. For an hour session during the weekday they charge $65, but this is just for the photo taking session in studio, no outside shots or onlocation, with unlimited clothing changes. Every

additional hour is $30 and the cheapest package available is $185. Website: http://capturedmoments-ky.com/ Hopewell Photography run by Sheila Hopewell is another popular photography studio. They do not require a session fee but do require a $100 deposit at the time of the session. The cheapest package available is $250. Some of the seniors photographed there are: Tyler Lashbrook and Katie Ryan. They are only on-location sessions. Website: http://www.hopewellphotography.com/# Dream Copy is located on 2nd Street downtown, run by Kenny and Debra King. They charge a $125 session fee with unlimited clothing changes, inside and out for a 2-hour session. Props are welcomed and requested! The cheapest package order is $200. Some of the seniors photographed there are Molly Kirk and Meredith Sallee. Website: http://www.dreamcopyphoto. com/ Everybody wants to feel like a model, but they need the right camera, set and action.

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there are many things to be taken away from Pokémon and applied to one’s life. “Don’t get attached to your Pokémon,” Roberts said. “Cause you’ll always find better ones.” Something else that Hartgrove has learned from Pokémon is to simply broaden one’s horizons. “It took me forever to figure out, but develop all your Pokémon instead of just one,” he said. “Cover all the bases.” Yet another grown-up Pokémon junky is sophomore Brooke Harris, the proud owner of a three-foot-tall stuffed Pikachu. Harris, however, is a recent convert to the wonderfulness that is Pokémon. “A friend got me hooked on it [last year] when she said I needed to play the games,” Harris said. “I got my Charizard up to level 52 in two days.” Something that is quite a feat. “I enjoy beating people. Mwhahaha....” Harris said. Harris also said that one of the great things about Pokémon is the fact that you can’t lose. “You can fail, but you can’t lose,” she said. Harris said that no matter what, there’s always another chance. From this simple game that shaped the childhoods of countless kids around the world, Harris said that she has learned one thing–one small thing that the rest of the world would be much improved to know. Pokémon Centers are absolute lifesavers. “Free health care is a good thing,” she said.

Panther Playhouse travels down rabbit hole to Alice’s Wonderland Andrea Howard Editorial editor Falling down, down, down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland is how this story begins. On Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., Panther Playhouse will be premiering their rendition of Lewis Carol’s “Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass”. “We really wanted to do this because we needed something big, bigger than before,” Drama Club president Elliot Talkington said. “It hadn’t been done in 10 years and it was a hit then.” Sophomore Celest Duncan will be playing Alice, who is a very curious 7-year old who will be leading the adventure through Wonderland and Looking Glass Land. Talkington has taken the part of the White Rabbit. This character is known as a pleaser, wanting to do everything and anything to make people happy. He is the reason Alice falls down the rabbit hole and he leads her through the obstacles of Wonderland. Senior Alyssa Vincent is playing the White Queen. She is the ‘good queen’ in this story. The White Queen is the one who will eventually help Alice get to the eighth square so she can be crowned queen and get home for good.

Junior Garrett Leonard is others with this play, because there the character of Mad Hatter. He is are so many parts to be played,” known as the insane character that Talkington said. ”It is really helping befriends Alice and helps her out us build up the program with lots through different parts of the play. of fresh and new people.” Senior Kaitlyn Bartlett is For Duncan, being cast playing the part of the Duchess. the part of Alice came as a huge She is the antagonist of the Queen surprise. of Hearts, but in the beginning “Last year, I was just a she is just as foul and unpleasant maid with only two lines and now as the Queen herself. I’m a major character, so it was a Many of the actors in this giant transition, but it is really aweplay have a strong connection to some,” Duncan said. “It’s been a this play, not for the fact that they bit tiering, but it is such a great exreally relate to it, but because this perience.” is their last play at DC. The students think this is going to set the “I’ve been bar higher than It is really helping us build up in drama they ever have the program with lots of fresh since I was before; they only and new people. a freshhope they will be -Junior, Elliot Talkington, man, heavable to pass it for ily since next year’s play. sopho “I just really more year, appreciate all the and this being my last show ever work that Ms. Feldhaus has put makes me really sad,” Vincent into this play and I’m just really said. glad she picked this play for my For Bartlett though, it senior year,” Bartlett said. also has some family ties in it. Only good things could “This is my last play here, be said for all of the time put into but it is also my little sister’s first this play. play so it’s cool, but sad.” “It’s almost like and es This is not the end for all cape from the real world for all though, there are many aspiring who watch it, it’s basically ageactors that will still be here for the less,” Talkington said. “We have next play after the curtains close. worked really hard on this and I “So many opportunities really believe it’s all going to pay have opened up for freshmen and off.”

Emily Ferguson Intern I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was. To catch them is my real test; to train them is my cause. This was the theme song, motto and creed of every aspiring Pokémon master. These were words to live by, words to commit to heart, words once sung aloud by wide-eyed youngsters on Saturday mornings. Once upon a time, all the cool kids had their thumbs glued to GameBoys all day long instead of to cell phones, training up their Pikachus and battling gym leaders. For many, nothing has changed these past 10 years, and they’re still unashamedly chatting about fire stones and beating the League. “[My favorite Pokémon is] Arcanine. Arcanine is beast,” said sophomore Wesley Hartgrove, self-proclaimed super nerd. Hartgrove never grew out of Pokémon and has shifted simply to playing his Emerald Version on his school laptop. Hartgrove said that the best thing about Pokémon was, and still is, the competition between rival trainers–the race to the next gym and the never-ending debate of which starter is more epic. “It’s like, ‘Yeah, well, my Charizard’s level 29!’” Hartgrove said. Another Pokémon fan is senior Nolan Roberts, who maintains that his favorite Pokémon, Cubone, “rules over all,” (something that Hartgrove vehemently opposes, in support of his Arcanine). Roberts also said that

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“Glee” is officially back, and better than ever and it’s about time! For those who aren’t yet aware of the amazing show “Glee,’ it’s about, well, a Glee Club called New Directions at William McKinley High School (fictional) in Ohio. The show follows the life of basically each Glee member, like Rachel Berry, Finn Hudson and Quinn Fabray. The final episode of last season ended with Mr. Will Shuster (Glee Club director, played by Matt Morrison) and Sue Sylvester (the evil, yet hilarious cheerleading coach, played by Jane Lynch) becoming “frenemies,” Quinn having her baby and New Directions coming in last place at regionals. Oh, and Finn and Rachel finally started dating! The new episode, which aired Sept. 21 on Fox, picked up after summer break. The writers have a pretty creative way of having each Glee member recap their summer by having the school’s “paparazzi” go around to each gleek and annoyingly asking prying questions about what had been heard through the grapevine that summer. Of course, they couldn’t start this season of Glee off without the ever popular slushie facial, so Kurt (played by Chris Colfer) got nailed in the face with a slushie from a passing football player. Rachel Berry came back with even bigger hopes to not only be the star of the Glee club, but the star of more than just her world. When a new student named Sunshine is seen as a threat to her title, Berry pulls what only she can do to sabotage Sunshine from joining Glee. Sunshine was an amazing singer, and Berry had more than enough reason the be scared. Sunshine is very sadly not going to be joining Glee after all, thanks to one Sue Sylvester and with help from Berry, who gave her directions to a crack house instead of the glee auditions. Another newcomer joins the cast of Glee this season. Blonde, tall football player with a killer voice, Finn attempts to take him under his wing and persuade him to join Glee. This kid is good, too. He sang a rendition of “Billionaire” that rocked the HOUSE, especially with Artie singing the rap part. What is not to love about Artie? NOTHING! Artie, the underdog this episode, still holds a soft spot for me after his attempt to dance with his then girlfriend Tina Cohen-Chang. While I don’t have the space to explain every detail of what happened in this hour long extravaganza of music, drama and slushie facials (nor do I want to ruin it for those who missed it), I will warn and excite “Glee” fans to get pumped for another amazing and drama filled season of “Glee!” With Santana being replaced on the Cheerios with Quinn, a new woman football coach, Kurt’s rumored boyfriend and John Stamos, there’s no way this season can miss! Songs for the past episode are already up on iTunes to buy, so be ready for “Glee” versions of “Empire State of Mind,” “Billionaire” and “Telephone” to be popping up on iPods across the school and nation! The next episode is Sept. 29 so set your TiVos to record it if you can’t watch. It definitely won’t be one to miss; it’s Britney Spears themed for crying out loud! Be ready, get pumped...”Glee” is back

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Tart. Cheap. Trollop. Harlot. Flirt. Easy. All of the following Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) accused of being in Stone’s newest film, “Easy A”. Olive is just a normal high school girl, hiding back in the shadows from the rest of the school. Olive is just simply a victim of the “rumor mill” at her school. After, spilling a little white lie about a weekend fling with a fictional college boyfriend to her best friend, Rhiannon (Alyson Michalka), her reputation is drastically altered. However, simply telling her best friend wasn’t the only reason why her bad name was sent swirling around the school. When Olive agrees to help out a bullied friend for being homosexual by pretending to sleep with him, her reputation only worsens. Olive life quickly become a parallel to Hester Prynne’s “The Scarlet Letter”. As she starts to bear a red A on all of her wardrobe for “adulterer”. She needs to find a way to save her face from the school’s religious fanatic Marianne (Amanda Bynes) before she gets expelled and loses her shot at losing her own happiness. Stone does a TERRIFIC job at providing the audience with plenty of laughs, sympathy for her and entertaining us as she goes through her metamorphosis of clothes. “Easy A” features a blowout cast such as: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes and “Friends” own Lisa Kudrow. However, Stone is not the only one who has a stellar performance in this film. All cast members did an exceptional job. “Easy A” offers a script that is unique to the movie world. The characters are different, the plot is different, the humor in this movie isn’t the stereotypical comedy movie either. Although for me: one of my favorite things about this movie is just simply hearing Stone’s lovely voice over throughout the whole movie. Easy A in my opinion, earns an easy A

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Anatomy of a soccer player Left and right defenders: Two very important people to the team. When the ball is played wide to the opposing team, those two defenders are responsible for runners on the side.

Holding mid-fielders: Drop back to help mark up on the wings. Along with dropping back they also have to push up when the offense is attacking the goal.

Attacking mid-fielder: Basically is like another forward. The attacking midfielder has to get up when the offense is going toward the goal and is usually there to provide a drop right outside of the 18.

Center forward: Looks for a through ball from the mid-fielders or the other forwards, or after receiving a pass, they turn and take the defensive line on.

Right and left forward: Drop back to receive the ball and go up the side line until they get to the goal line. After going to the goal line the forward crosses it into the box, hopefully resulting in a goal.

Goal keeper: The person who saves the whole team when one person makes a little mistake. The goalie can see the whole field so they control it. They tell the team to “push up” when necessary and tell whoever to get back and mark up. Everyone on the field knows to listen for the goalie in all situations.

Sweeper: The sweeper controls the whole defensive line and most of the defending third of the field. When the ball is played through the defense they get the runners who are trying to receive the ball behind the defensive line.

Stopper: Usually there for a drop ball. In the center of the field the stopper is there to always mark up and win balls off of goal kicks and balls out of the air.

Panther Posse encourages senior football players to be responsible William Meloney Intern On and off the playing field, athletes are held to higher standards. People look up to them during the in-game action and also when they don’t think they’re being critiqued. The Friday Night Panther Posse, now in its third year running, encourages senior football players to be responsible on and off the field. Abstaining from the use of drugs, alcohol, foul language and vulgar speech will set a good example for underclassmen influenced by them. Instated by Coach Marcus Kimbrell, Panther Posse has been a big success. In its third year, all of the senior football players are participating in the program.

Teachers and staff who participate in the program also get added benefits. Aside from wearing their sponsored student’s jersey on Fridays, they also receive free food and drinks at games and get to watch and cheer from the sidelines. “I like how we pick out one of the teachers to come out and cheer for us and let them know how much we like them,” senior Ethan Stone said. Not only does this create a positive image for the staff and students, it also points senior athletes in a good direction, helping them make the right decisions during their high school experience. The Friday Night Panther Posse has been a success over the past three years and will hopefully continue to motivate students to be responsible and set the right example for students who follow in their shoes.

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Hornaday breaks 3 swim records for Marlins Alex Anderson People Editor

“I was a little disappointed after having swum my fastest time ever and getting disqualifed, but video confirms that it was an inappropriate call and KY Swimming is reviewing the disqualification, which will hopefully change.” Hornaday said. It’s right before the 50 freestyle at the City swim meet in June and freshman Kate Overall, Horndaday had a great summer, with everything she accomplished. Her Hornaday is feeling beyond confident. goals this year include making it to the junior national swim meet and helping and support “I kept saying to myself ‘I got this. It’s my time. It’s my race. I’m going to put my ing her Marlin teammates in anyway she can. name in the record books.’” Hornaday said. “I was be “I think this year is going to be great,” Horing really cocky.” naday said. “Although it will be hard to top The buzzer went off. Hornaday dove into the last years success with two new relay records. water and sprinted her heart out. Alex (Anderson), Mackenzie (Morris) and I My coach believed in me and told me that Record #1 has been broken with a time of are really going to need to step it up and be 25.22. leaders on this team and we’ll need help from he didn’t think I knew my true potential Throughout the meet, Hornaday broke two a new relay team member who will need to because I was so young. But now things more records, with a total of three. Her second record perform well also.” was the 50 backstroke, with a time of 29.03 and the Hornaday plans on breaking more records are starting to click and I am finally see100 freestyle, with a time of 55.45. this year. ing the bigger picture. The meet was on July 15, Hornaday traveled “Marlin’s records are soon to fall,” Hornato Athens, GA for the sectional swim meet, which conday said. “I should challenge the Daviess sisted of the fastest swimmers in eight southern states. County 100 backstroke record this year, but “I was really nervous for this meet because I the 50 and 100 freestyle are only on the howas swimming against college swimmers.” Hornaday rizon.” said. Hornaday’s parents, Marlin’s coach Steve In the 50 freestyle, Hornaday came in second Bedingfield and teammates have been big in her heat and swam a time of 28.39. (Keep in mind motivaters for her. the sectionals meet was long course while the city meet “I knew coach Bedingfield has always wantwas short course). ed to see something big thing out of me, so this summer I really pushed myself and set my “I was very excited with the outcome. I had just swum my first AAAA national time standards high,” Hornaday said. at a major meet against mostly college-aged swimmers.” Hornaday said. “This time also Hornaday now knows her true potential as a swimmer. qualifies me for next year’s summer sectionals meet along with three other events.” “I felt so pressured this summer. People were expecting some pretty big things, but Later on in the summer, Hornaday attended to the long course state meet in Eliza- almost everything someone said to me, good or bad, really made me want to do my best. bethtown with the Marlins. She might have placed first overall in the 50 free, with a time of My coach believed in me and told me that he didn’t think I knew my true potential because 28.1, and third in the 100 free and 100 back. I was so young. But now things are starting to click and I am finally seeing the big picture.”

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XC UPDATE:

RACING TO THE FINISH. Freshman Whitney O’Bryan passes the one-mile mark during the Lincoln Trails Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 14. O’Bryan led DC to victory with her 1st place finish.

• Girls and boys both place first at Lincoln Trails Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 14 • Girls placed second at Tennessee Classic; boys placed fifth; senior Evan Ehrenheim wins individual title • Both teams are to compete in the Memphis Twilight Invitational this weekend in Memphis, Tenn. • Ehrenheim is currently ranked 2nd in the state; freshman Whitney O’Bryan is ranked 3rd • Both boys’ and girls’ teams are ranked in the top five in the state • “I look forward to the rest of the season and what our team is going to accomplish,” O’Bryan said. “I know we can do big things.”

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