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The Tide

Issue IV


The official student-run newspaper of the Dover High School community

Friday, June 5, 2009

Printed by Geo. J. Fosters and Co.

The Tide Picks Bonello as the 2009 Teacher of the Year “She’s the Bomb”


By Marris Thompson Staff Reporter Mrs. Jessica Bonello, a Social Studies teacher at Dover High School, has been elected the 2009 Teacher of the Year, by The Tide. The Tide selected the Teacher of the Year on the following criteria: participates in out of class events, and engages with students meaningfully on a personal level, challenges students to learn above and beyond the subject matter, has a significant impact on bettering the lives of students. Bonello believes in the importance of getting to know her students. “I really try to listen to my students,” she says. “I’m able to joke and tease with them, but I’m also able to get them down to business.” This is Bonello’s fourth year teaching at DHS, but she has been teaching for nine years total. “I love my coworkers and the students here. I laugh all day long,” she says. “My favorite part about DHS is the school pride and all of the activities students participate in.” Bonello tries to instill confidence in her students. “I believe it’s important for them [students] to be sure of themselves; to be able to express and defend their beliefs,” she

says. Bonello has been the 2009 class advisor since the current seniors were freshmen. “I’ll be sorry to see the class of ‘09 go. It’s been my pleasure to work with them for the past four years. I wish them all the luck in the future,” she says. Bonello says that she knew she wanted to be a teacher since when she was in high school. Bonello’s parents were both teachers and she credits them with influencing parts of her own teaching style. “My mom, a nursery school teacher, taught me to be patient and understanding with my students,” she says. “From my dad, I got my storytelling and my awful jokes.” Courtney Williams, a sophomore, is in one of Bonello’s The Tide’s Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Jessica Bonello. Civics classes. “She actually cares about how your day’s going. She seems like she’s excited to be at school, which makes class fun,” says Williams. “Her personality’s really laid back.” Conitnued on page 9

Summer employment could be hard to find

By Sarah Paltrineri Staff Reporter “Few employers are willing to give them [students] jobs,” Ms. April O’Keefe, Dover High School’s Career Technical Center Coordinator, explains. Jobs typically open for teenage high school students have been filled by over-qualified adults accepting low wages.   While times are hard for teenage students looking for work, O’Keefe predicts things will turn around. She provides workforce education and preparation that objectively will prepare a student for an interview. While it will be difficult, O’Keefe thinks, “getting summer jobs will be easier to get than the winter ones,” and suggests to “start applying now;” utilizing job search skills.  O’Keefe believes it is important for students to have jobs. While she understands each student has different abilities, she says a student who works, “begins to understand that what they learn in school is relevant to life outside of school.” This, O’Keefe says, is an important realization. A DHS student who documents working hours could possibly gain school credits by showing relevancy says O’Keefe. A total of 1.5 credits a year in 1/4 credits for every 120 hours.  Paperwork for this documentation involves O’Keefe, your guidance counselor and employer.   Contrary to some misconceptions, these credits are not exclusively for students requiring credits for graduation. Documentation of working hours is for any student wishing to show in document that he or she has “successfully juggled school and work,” says O’Keefe.  Jake Belmont a senior at DHS, has been juggling school and work while at The Yellow Dog’s Barn, a dog care center

in Barrington for the past ten months. Having to manage both school and work Belmont utilizes study halls but says, “it isn’t much of a challenge for me.” He says, “if I didn’t have [study halls], then I could see it being a pain but its easy to manage with.” Belmont uses his money made from The Yellow Dogs Barn to pay for gas, take his girlfriend out and save. Speaking skills, responsibility, time management, a good resume and dressing appropriately are just a number of things O’Keefe mentions as potential tips for teens looking for work.  First O’Keefe suggests networking. Every grown up in your life should know you are looking for work. Second, be prepared to speak about yourself and the skills that you may have. Thirdly O’Keefe says to select three references. She explains reference should always be asked if they feel good giving a positive referral before being used.  In the case that a person should ever say no, O’Keefe expresses one must “say okay graciously.” A good reference may be a teacher, former employer, guidance counselor or even a minister. Lastly when looking for a job O’Keefe insists one must be prepared to fill out an application on the spot.   To better prepare high school students when searching for a job, O’Keefe hands out pocket resumes which are essentially a default application form that one would keep in a purse or wallet ready to be referred to when filling out an application. O’Keefe insists to be prepared with your work history including name, contact information, position held, date of hire, date of leaving and reason for leaving, all of which would be prepared on a pocket resume.   Employment Continued to page 2

Photo by Sarah Paltrineri

The Tide’s Substitute Teacher of the Year:

Dr. Judd By Alicia Dupre Staff Reporter Walking into a classroom and seeing someone other than the teacher at the front of the class may seem surprising, but there is little disappointment when that new presence is the one and only Dr. Roy Judd. Dr. Judd is a substitute for Dover High School, and has been one for four years. But how does he do it day after day? Dr. Judd explains that “helping the students work” is what he enjoys most about being a substitute teacher. He clarifies that students are in school to do work, and he is simply there to help them. “I enjoy the students and I try to be firm but fair,” Judd explained. He feels as if he is giving something back to the community, since he graduated from DHS and is now retired. When Dr. Judd walks into a classroom as a substitute, he knows

why he is there and what he is there to do. He recalls, in his early days as a substitute, a note that a teacher left on her desk for the sub. The note said: “If you are a sub who thinks you can waste and hour and a half of the valuable working time of my students, I would like you to realize that my students are not here for your entertainment. These plans contain work these kids will need tomorrow. This is not busy work to keep them occupied. Please allow them to work without your interruptions.” To this day, Judd tries to abide by these instructions and even carries the note in his “satchel to remind me why I am here.” Vicki Cote, the substitute coordinator for DHS, says that Dr. Judd is called again and again because “He’s a dependable, reliable sub.” She continued to say that Judd always says yes. Continued on page 5

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Student summer e m p l o y m e n t Cont. from pg. 1

Also prepared on a pocket resume would be a list of well selected references with the correct spelling of names and contact information. Hiring approximately 200 students during the school year and 50 in the summer, Gordon Pike, the assistant manager of the Somersworth Market Basket likes hiring local high school students despite some legal obligations to abide. Gordon finds students generally “do a good job.” For a student interested in finding a job O’Keefe also provides instruction and aid in creating a cover letter and resume, something O’Keefe advises all students should produce well before graduating in addition to three good references. O’Keefe can provide students a default cover letter and resume. Similar to the pocket resume, the default cover letter and resume allows a student to produce a unique and

revealing document accenting specific skills a student might have for example computer skills or public speaking. A student seeking guidance in producing a cover letter and resume may also get interview practice from O’Keefe who will provide constructive criticism on the many aspects of an interview. O’Keefe says the resume and cover letter, will go through many drafts before completion but, “when done it’s a resume to be proud of.” Having a perfect cover letter, resume and prepared pocket resume is not necessarily going to get a student a job in this economic situation O’Keefe says. She is brutally honest and will encourage a student not to abandon efforts when job hunting if turned down a few times.

Speak to Ms. O’Keefe in the CTC office if you have any questions or need help finding a summer job.

Photo by Sarah Paltrineri O’keefe ruffles through files in her office helping students find a job.

H1N1: A look at the numbers, the cases, and the new information By Alicia Dupre Staff Reporter DOVER- H1N1. An international pandemic. A strain of influenza. Swine flu. It doesn’t matter what it is called at the current moment because there are 43 confirmed cases of the virus in New Hampshire as of June 1, according to New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS). According to an article by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), updated on May 27, “It is uncertain at

this time how severe this novel H1N1 outbreak will be in terms of illness and death compared with other influenza viruses.” The CDC goes on to say that because the H1N1 virus is relatively new on the scene most people will not have an immunity to it, causing this particular virus strain to become more severe and widespread. Terry Warren, the nurse at Dover High School, expresses that “Everyone should be concerned with influenza and H1N1 is [a] influenza.” She also explains

that the issue of H1N1 is still a major issue in the United States, saying “It still continues, we are still getting CDC reports.” According to Warren, in an e-mail from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), New Hampshire public health expresses “It is clear evidence that H1N1 is still very clear in our [NH] communities.” They continue to say that, as of May 29, “All cases are recovering without complications.” Currently, due to the relatively

new manifestation of the virus, there is no vaccine that can be used as protection against it. The CDC predicts that “there will be more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths associated with this new virus in the coming days and weeks.” Of the number of people in New Hampshire affected by the virus, only seven percent have been hospitalized as of June 1, according to NHDHHS. The most recent confirmed case of the H1N1 virus was a Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH. Both students are recovering.

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DHS seniors graduate at UNH By Stephanie Soden Staff Reporter

Photo by Michelle Zany

A DHS student models the cap and gown worn by the graduates.

Block Scheduling By Lizzy Driscoll DOVER-- Out with the old and in with the new. At the start of the 2009-2010 school year Dover High School will be changing the daily schedule from the current ten period day to block scheduling. “The block schedule typically allows students to pick more classes, as there are 8 credits a year in the block, rather than the 5, 6, or 7 credits in the current schedule,” says Ms. Mary Rice, a DHS Guidance Counselor. When considering the positives of block scheduling Rice says, “There is more flexibility in a 90-minute block to use a variety of teaching methods. It gives students more time to be involved in the learning process with group and hands-on activities.” Ms. Katherine Spencer, a World Language teacher, feels that teachers are ready for the transition. She stated that “the teachers have already had many workshops to help them prepare before the new system is in place.” Spencer does acknowledge that

the new block scheduling will bring many alterations to the school. She says that some changes “will change the culture of the school.” “I’m not a huge fan of change,” admitted Megan Walcek, a sophomore, when asked about the upcoming alterations to the school schedule. Walcek feels “a little in the dark” about the entire scheduling situation and believes that next year will certainly be a learning year for the entire school. Stephen Ross, a senior, thinks that block scheduling will be good for future classes. However, he does have concerns for the class of 2010. Ross says that some students are unable to fit in all of the electives they hoped to take. However, Rice says that there are no increased graduation requirements for the class of 2010. Spencer advises that next year “we will all have to be patient with each other as we get used to the new system and work out any bugs.” If you have any questions visit Dover High School’s website where there is more information posted about block scheduling.

DOVER -- The class of 2009 will be graduating from Dover High School and emerging into the real world on June 18th at the University of New Hampshire's Field House, at 7:00 pm, according to the class's adviser Mrs. Jess Bonello. Jessi Hergott, a senior at DHS says, “I couldn't be happier about graduating right now. I think everyone's excited to get that diploma and know they actually made it through four tough and life-changing years.” A new tradition will start at DHS this year called senior week. According to Bonello senior week includes a senior barbeque with a gladiator ring, an obstacle course, as well as a senior breakfast with yearbook signing and a trip to six flags. After graduation some seniors will get on to a bus and will be taken to project graduation.

"Project Graduation is going to be so much fun,” says Rachel Clifford, the senior class president. “We are going to have Sumo Wrestling Outfits, so we can fight each other. There's going to be a lot of food, dancing, and yearbook signing. Also, it’s going to be at a sports complex, so there is an indoor soccer court, track and a rock-climbing wall. There is something to do for everyone.” Michelle Bolduc, a senior, agrees with Clifford stating, “I’m hoping that it’ll be a fun night with all my friends.” “There is going to be a graduation practice June 18 at 8:30 in the morning at the High School. It goes until 11:00 and the next time we meet together will be at graduation,” says Clifford.

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National Honors Society Picks Hall as Teacher of the Year By Michelle Zany Staff Reporter

Ms. Hall at the blackboard.

After six years teaching at Dover High School, Math teacher Mrs. Candace Hall is being recognized by the DHS National Honors Society. This year, the group nominated her to be a 2009 DHS Teacher of the year. Hall’s classes at DHS are described as “challenging” and “intense” by both Hall and her students. Her classes include Honors Pre-Calculus and both College Placement and Advanced Placement Calculus. “Teaching upper level classes is always challenging,” stated Hall. “I expect my students to do well all the time.” “[Mrs. Hall] is probably one of the best teacher I have,” stated DHS senior Kristen Myers. “Even though I absolutely despised math, she made me understand everything.” Hall has a lot of people to thank in her life, one particular would be her mother. “[My mother] raised me to do my best…to always pursue my dreams.” With the encouragement from her mother, she realized that she is able to pursue any direction she had wanted. Photo By Michelle Zany Hall began her life in Kansas and

Boldly Going Somewhere, “Star Trek” Shines Out of This Galaxy By Kenny Dobrov Staff Reporter If you don’t plan on going to see the new Star Trek movie because you don’t think you will understand anything that is going on, you will be upset that you missed this mind blowing achievement on the big screen. Having never seen anything Star Trek related before this movie, I am now somewhat of a “Trekkie”. The movie reboots the Star Trek franchise like “Batman Begins” and “Casino Royale” have successfully done. “Star Trek” starts off when it all begins: with James Kirk’s birth while his father is killed. Opening scenes always tell if the movie is going to be good and this one hooks you in. Everything you need to know about the movie is shown including Kirk and Spock as boys, and Kirk’s training scenes. Somehow time travel is thrown into the film- and it works. Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto, “Heroes”) play the two main characters that clash instantly. Kirk is the redneck farm boy who lives on planet Earth. Spock is half Vulcan (basically a super smart human with no emotion and pointy ears etc.) and half human and lives on planet Vulcan. They team up along with the Enterprise (their high-tech spaceship) crew to stop Nero (Eric Bana, “Hulk”), a revengeful Romulan (which are like vulcans except they show emotion). The main villain Nero has been creating black holes to destroy planets because his was destroyed. The Starfleet’s job is to stop and destroy him from eventually destroying earth. Pine is a clever, charming, and is a fresh actor to take over the role of Kirk from William Shatner. Then there is Quinto who almost plays the same character he does on the TV show “Heroes.” He looks a lot like the original character in the series, who was played by Leonard Nimoy and who has a surprise cameo. The crew is comprised of Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Sulu (John Cho), Scotty

(Simon Pegg), Capt. Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood), and the Russian Chekhov (Anton Yelchin). Each of the actors and characters are different enough that you won’t get confused. This film makes sure they are distinguishable. Pegg plays Scotty terrifically and is a good comedic addition to the cast. At one point in the movie Scotty jokes, “I like this ship! It’s exciting!” The acting is also tremendous because the actors have been cast for more than their good looks. Special effects are the main attraction here and there is no way to describe t h e m without giving them praise. Space looks as real as can be and all of the explosions and warp s p e e d scenes are beautiful. The planets are realistic and are c l e a r l y notable, especially the ice planet that Kirk is dropped off on. The sound e f f e c t s that come with these explosions and space battles were perfect and

“I was more of a ‘Star Wars’ kid. By (my grandmother) was a big William Shatner fan. She watched ‘T.J. Hooker’ every time she babysat me.” - Chris Pine (“Star Trek”), on whether he was a Trekkie, in People magazine. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures/ MCT)

made it as if you were in the film. J.J. Abrams, the director, previously made “Mission: Impossible III” in 2006 and is an executive producer for “Lost” and “Fringe.” He has created a true science fiction classic not just for this decade but for film history. So far his track record is solid and hopefully Abram will come back for the next Trek sequel.

she graduated from a local University called Kansas-Emporia State University. From an early age, she had taken a keen interest in math and science. She aspired to become an astronaut but unfortunately during her senior year of high school she realized that her eyesight was not strong enough for the required field. Her teaching career happened accidentally. After being laid-off from a previous engineering job, she decided to go back to college in order to become a teacher. Hall has been teaching for thirteen years ever since. Samantha Gardner, DHS senior says Hall “really knows the material she is teaching and she’s also really good at presenting it.” The NHS members nominated teachers and voted on who they feel is the best candidate for the category. Out of the large number of members, the group decided that Mrs. Hall is the teacher that deserves the honors of DHS Teacher of the Year. “[Mrs. Hall] is a great teacher. She has bright students and expects a lot from them,” said Mr. Bruce McAdams, fellow colleague a DHS math teacher. “She definitely deserves this award.”

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Judd continued from page 1 “Teachers request him,” Cote explains, “He does all assignments without question and is pleasant.” Samantha Countryman, a sophomore at DHS, expressed her thoughts that Dr. Judd is the “nicest and cutest old man.” She adds that Dr. Judd is “nice to talk to.” Countryman recalls having engaged Judd in a conversation about soccer, and wound up finishing their talk with politics. Dr. Judd is easily spotted amongst a crowd, just look for the cowboy boots. Along with these, Judd wears a shirt, tie, and sport jacket to school. Judd explains the reason for his dressy attire as going “back to my years as a student. At that time all my instructors, teachers, and professors wore a shirt, tie and either a sport jacket, or a suit.” Dr. Judd attended DHS when it was located in downtown Dover. He recalls “My favorite teacher was Mr. Ernest Peltonen and he taught my favorite class, chemistry. He had words of wisdom he used to tell us everyday, ‘use your common sense first,’ when attacking a problem.” As for Dr. Judd’s cowboy boots, he elaborates “many years ago while working a Trade Show in Texas, my back began to bother me. I had to stand and talk to people for

eight to ten hours a day.” Judd explains that he mentioned his pain to a co-worker, who then suggested cowboy boots. The co-worker clarified that the higher heel takes pressure off of the back. “It worked!” Judd said enthusiastically. While the main reason for the boots deals with Judd being on his feet all day as a sub, he also believes it may have stemmed from his childhood. “When I was growing up I enjoyed Western movies with John Wayne, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, and Randolph Scott. I enjoy today’s Westerns as much as I did with Clint Eastwood, Tom Selleck and Robert Duvall.” While Dr. Judd jokes that his past is in no way exciting, he has had a few experiences and stories to share with anyone who will listen. Judd was in the service, and also went to the University of New Hampshire to study horticulture. When he was younger, Judd raced cars and had a few scares such as facing the wrong direction and the car next to him catching fire. Some advice that Dr. Judd offers for other subs and future subs is, “First, you have to like young people. Second, you have to control your temper to a certain degree.” He also explains that you should have some knowledge in all the basic areas of discipline.

Dr. Judd substituting for an English class.

A McDonald’s Resturaunt.

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Top three fast food restaurants By Cody Guerrero Staff Reporter

When you’re on the run and looking for a quick bite, you tend to look for one thing: your favorite fast food restaurant. There are certainly many out there; whether it is Burger King or McDonald’s, each one has their own great qualities. It is no secret that the food is not the healthiest in the world, but it will certainly satisfy your stomach. The number one favorite fast food restaurant is McDonald’s and there is no doubt that the slogan “Billions and Billions served” is no lie. McDonald’s has many great features such as good prices, good food and wide variety of choices. They are open 24 hours, have many locations, and have a great dollar menu consisting of drinks, fries and burgers. They have the famous “McFlurry” for dessert as well as cookies, ice cream, parfaits and shakes. They have a dynamite breakfast, delicious burgers, among them the Big Mac and Double Quarter Pounder. The fries are hot, the drinks cold and you’ll fill your stomach without emptying your wallet. If you’re in the mood for McDonald’s, get the Big Mac with a large fry, drink and their delicious cookies for dessert. McDonald’s will certainly have you saying, “I’m loving it!” The number two favorite fast food

restaurant is Burger King. They have the best fries you will find in fast food, and the Whopper is to die for! The prices are good and they also offer a good breakfast with reasonable prices. Burger King also has a wide variety of items featured on their menu. They have items such as the Italian Chicken Sandwich and the Angry Whopper that will certainly take you on a wild ride. Burger King also offers dessert choices. My personal favorite is the Crispy Chicken Sandwich and their Chicken fries as well as the Angry Whopper. Burger King allows you to “have it your way!” The number three slot goes to Wendy’s. Wendy’s offers the best burger selection among the top three. They offer Bacon Cheeseburgers, Triple Patty Burgers, Double Patty Burgers and an excellent Chicken Sandwich. The sodas are always large and the fries are flaming hot. The prices are good and the service is usually dependable. The shakes are amazing and a wide variety of salads as well as baked potatoes and chili are also offered, giving Wendy’s the most unique selections among the top three. My personal favorite is definitely the Spicy Chicken Sandwich with a large fry and drink. The price is terrific! Finish it off with their traditional “Frosty” and Wendy’s is certainly a pleasing choice.

“Ghosts” enough to make Charles Dickins roll over in his grave Movie Review

Photo by Alicia Dupre

By Alicia Dupre Staff Reporter Take a pound of cliché scenes and a dash of a typical Matthew McConaughey role; mix it all together with a bit of engaging acting by Jennifer Garner and poof; the outcome is “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.” Predictable and cheesy do not lead to a must-see movie. While McConaughey has won over the hearts of many movie goers, this film may cause them to rethink their “actor idol.” Tan and fit McConaughey plays the leading role of Connor Mead, a high end fashion photographer. However, Mead has a second job: dating anything that walks. While he may seem to have it all, ghosts from girlfriends past, present, and future show him the right path to travel, and where it all went wrong. Garner is the love of McConaughey’s life and without her he is empty, only he doesn’t know it. The plot follows Mead through his revelation that Jenny Perotti (played by Garner) is who he is meant to be with. It takes a full 100 minutes but a happy ending is promised to all. “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” has some clear “laugh out loud” moments. While the wedding

rehearsal bartender steals the show with his hilarious (but only) line, the insults raining from Perotti to Mead will make any woman (and even man) chuckle at the least. But those attacks are few and far between. There are several holes in the plot line, but the most major revolves around the three ghosts. While the ghost of all past girlfriends is indeed a short-time girlfriend from the past, there is no indication of her being deceased. The ghost of all present girlfriends is not a girlfriend in any way and has yet to kick the bucket. Finally the ghost of all future girlfriends is creepy and luminous. The bank accounts of the stars in this movie must have doubled in size, at least. There is no way McConaughey, Garner, or any of the other A-list Hollywood names listed in the credits of this movie chose to star in the film because of the cliché dialogue (or the swiss cheese-like plot) without some kind of compensation in the form of Mr. Benjamin Franklin. The line “You will be visited by three ghosts,” spoken by Meads deceased uncle, is a reminder of how poorly Charles Dickens’ great work has been portrayed in this modern era. “A Christmas Carol” has never been seen in such terrible lighting.

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Restaurant Reviews

Oriental Delight Thai Cuisine ‘festive and delicious’ is ‘worth the wait’ By Sarah Paltrineri Staff Reporter DOVER -- The Thai Cuisine Restaurant located on 499 Central Ave in downtown Dover offers a wide variety of powerful, traditional and often spicy Thai cuisine. The food, powerful with spices and herbs, is displayed creatively on beautiful plates of intricate decoration. The Thai Cuisine gets a lot of business from local high school students, says C.K. Sykosy, the assistant chief. The Thai Cuisine is an Photo by Melissa Parratto excellent place to go with The decorative arch way is the entrance to the dining room at Oriental Delight. friends or family for a By Melissa Parratto the peaceful vibe. later is the exclamation, delicious and affordable Staff Reporter On the table lays a “This is the best Chinese meal within Dover. It is also place mat where you can food I have ever had!” I a comfortable opportunity DOVER -- Deep red and find your Chinese zodiac, would agree. The wait was to possibly try the food of custard yellow fill the enticing entertaining worth it. a different culture. Sykosy walls of the charming, conversations. The staple Among the newly revamped Chinese tea cup and duck sauce standout plates, the restaurant located on is present on the table as General Gau’s Chicken a corner of downtown well. has a unique lemony Dover. Most do not get With an taste while the egg rolls to see these walls, because overabundance of plates are perfectly crisp. The from the outside, the to choose from, my group vegetable lo mein and restaurant can go easily of four decides on the white rice is above average unnoticed. Yet, the second lunch specials. It is hard to Chinese food. you walk through the decide on just a few plates, True to the doors, one can see the for all sound delicious, so restaurant’s statement true beauty of Oriental we plan to share plates. claiming, “Authentic Delight. And the prices don’t seem Chinese Szechuan & All décor is true like they would empty out Mandarin Cuisine Fine to Chinese tradition; our high school wallets. Dining & Cocktail specifically the wooden Despite slow Bar,” it is safe to say that archway consisting of service, and it is fair to Oriental Delight is truly a carved dragons that you acknowledge that their delightful place to be. The walk through to be seated. staff is limited, modern ambiance is serene while The secluded bar area music plays softly the food is something to has multiple stools, high throughout the restaurant, rejoice over. tables and a flat screen which was appreciated by Check out TV. Then there is the the group. Oriental Delight at 436 newly added sushi bar By the time the Central Ave. in Dover, and a general seating area. food arrives at the table, on the corner adjacent to The cocktail bar and sushi we are famished. The Earcraft Music. bar areas are separated by portions are large and windows painted with the food is aesthetically colorful flowers, adding to pleasing. Five minutes

suggests the Thai Cuisine’s signature plate, the Pad Thai, a traditional noodle dish. Thai Cuisine is a small restaurant fitting maybe eight tables in the first visible room upon walking in. Down a few steps are possibly eight more tables. During lunch time the staff steadily maintained a few tables at a time. Inside the seating arrangement is typically awkward. As the customer I found myself unsure whether to seat myself or wait to be seated. Once in my seat by the window I was quickly served and provided classic black tea that I continued to sip while I waited for my green tofu curry. My meal not only smelled euphoric but tasted like euphoria itself. The blend of ingredients including peas, green

The entracnce to Thai Cuisine in downtown Dover.

beans, bamboo shoots, baby corn and tofu was precise and tasted excellent together. The walls are busy, almost entirely filled with various ornaments, pictures, and icon of various Asian cultures. Strawberry scented candles filled the room and in various areas of the restaurant, including the windows and the bar, there are festive lights. Service was casual and sincere, not over the top. When my water glass was half empty, immediately it was filled by my attentive waitress. The Thai Cuisine was originally in Kennebunkport, Maine 30 years ago. They have been open in Dover for the past ten years.

Photo by Sarah Paltrineri

CD Review

He’s Bo Yo By Brian Johnston Staff Reporter Bo Burnham the former YouTube star now has his own comedy album. His new album includes titled Bo Burnham features many of his YouTube songs, and material never heard on YouTube. The album has thirteen tracks on disk one, and has the High School Party DVD, and Bonus Material Bonus Track/

DVD on disc two. The songs he sings are funny and ironic. You can never imagine what is coming next the first time you hear one of his songs. The ending of “High School Party” remains just as hilarious as the first time listening to it. This album receives many thumbs up. It is hilarious and will keep you laughing over and over again. As far as buying the actual CD it may be a waste of money, unless you want

a signed copy because his never heard on YouTube songs are now on YouTube. Bo may be “the greatest rapper ever,” according to his track “I’m Bo Yo” but he is also a side splitting comedian, and his new album is definitely worth checking out. A signed copy of this album is available at boburnham. com for $15.

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Seniors 2009 She’s all smiles

The love of art By Lizzy Driscoll Staff Reporter

By Vivian Ramy and Stephanie Soden Staff Reporters Nice, kind, patient, caring, and generally friendly are words used by seniors Kayla Cruikshank, Curt Hauschildt and Abby O’Connor to describe their fellow classmate Sarah Brennan. Mr. Nick Piatti, Sarah’s coach for track and cross country, described Sarah as “kind and thoughtful.” Piatti said, “She loves to give back in

Sarah Brennan any way she can.” “I don’t consider myself the in your face friendly girl,” says Sarah, “I hope [my friends define me] as at least a little friendly, because it’s a nice quality to have.” According to Hauschildt, Sarah is always smiling. Piatti mentions that Sarah “loves to give back in any way she can.” Sarah is involved in many community service activities such as working at the Cocheco Valley Humane Society. Next year Sarah will be attending Plymouth State University. Piatti believes Sarah will fit in well next year saying, “She is so nice and friendly and that will continue after high school. It will be very easy for her to fit in and make friends.”

Competition drives him By Marris Thompson Staff Reporter Alex has played numerous sports in his life, starting when he was just three years old, but has especially excelled at surfing and skiing. Alex's dad, Michael Cavalieri, says Alex is "competitive," when it comes to surfing. "He likes the competition," Mr. Cavalieri says. He comments that his son likes to challenge himself during intense competition. Alex has also played tennis, soccer, and lacrosse. He also skateboards and dirt bikes. Alex's biggest inspiration has been his older brother, Chris. "[We] do all this cool stuff together," he says. Mr. Cavalieri says skiing has been a passion of the Cavalieri's since before Alex was born. Alex's mother skied competitively at the University of New Hampshire. His parents met racing. Mr. Cavalieri explains that skiing has always been a part of Alex's life. On weekends, the Cavalieri family would take weekend trips to go skiing. Alex

started skiing when he was three, and has raced for most of his life. He's now faster than his dad. Mr. Cavalieri says Alex is "focused, competitive, and proud." Alex has excelled at surfing multiple times, and even qualifying for the Eastern United States Championship. Alex started surfing when he was about eight years old. He recalls his parents taking him to local beaches, where he liked to go skim boarding and boogie boarding. He then noticed some people surfing and decided to try it out, and has been ever since. "He's pretty radical," jokes Chris Hedberg, a junior at DHS and a friend with Alex. "He's a great kid." Alex likes DHS, particularly Mr. Poirier and Mr. Grande. "I like how it's big and there are a lot of kids in it." Cavalieri will be attending the University of Colorado next year with a focus on environmental science. He is excited to go to Colorado because of the "recreational stuff."

Intro to Art…check. Drawing I through IV…check. Portfolio Prep…check. Honors Art…check. It’s clear that Stephanie Schlim has taken numerous art classes during her career at Dover High School, and those classes have undoubtedly increased her immense artistic talent. “I can’t remember a time that I wasn’t interested in art,” says Stephanie. “I love art because each artist has their own distinct style and the ability to make something completely different,” continued Stephanie. While Stephanie is a fan of many different artists, her favorite are the surrealists, in particular Dali and Magritte. Stephanie commends her high school art teachers saying, “The DHS Art Department has been extremely helpful ever since freshman year, and I don’t think I could’ve made a decision about college without their help. Each art teacher has pushed me in a different way.” Ms. Kate Freear, the Honors Art teacher, describes Stephanie as an extremely hardworking student and artist. As Freear proudly displayed the artist’s work she said that Stephanie has “a whole spread of talent.” Stephanie Schlim Describing her passion for art Stephanie says, “art never becomes boring because there’s always a way to improve yourself and your style.” Stephanie will be continuing her work next year at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA. After college Schlim hopes to bring her talents to the field of graphic design.

Alex Cavalieri

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Alex practicing off a jump.

Helping the world to be a greener place By Emily Nicholson Staff Reporter “Julia Huggins was the first name that came to mind,” said Kasey Lynch, a senior, when asked about who takes the most action in helping our environment at Dover High School. Julia has been an ECO club member at DHS for the past two years. Although she cannot attend every meeting, she has played an active role in big ECO projects. Such projects include the most recent “11th Hour” showing in the auditorium prior to April vacation. After watching the movie in her AP Chemistry class, Julia decided it was a must-see for DHS. She received permission from both the principal and faculty members in charge of auditorium and projector availability before the rest of ECO took charge. Another major ECO project to replace Styrofoam in the café is planned

to start next year. Recognizing how much unnecessary waste was produced at school, Julia made the decision to use compostable, corn-based type Styrofoam, which would create less waste. Julia also hopes that over the next year a new recycling program will be developed. The program takes about 90 percent of the waste at DHS and sends it to a factory where it can be sorted by thickness and with lasers. Julia is also the School Board Representative for the district. It gives her the ability and position to get some of these big projects done and rolling. It’s the little things, she says, that can really make a difference. She does not buy plastic bottles, instead purchases the reusable, more environmentally friendly ones. Currently Julia takes AP Chemistry, with Mr. Lawrence who

has been her teacher for two years. She claims he’s had a huge environmental influence on her, teaching and allowing

Julia Huggins students to become aware of their surroundings. Julia states that DHS has “a lot of potential to change our impact; it just takes some people being on board, and that’s why I’ve been trying so hard.” Julia is currently enrolled at Louis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon for next year. She plans to focus on chemistry and other sciences, that way she can better her skills and prepare herself for the chemist/environmentalist field beyond DHS.

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Giving his heart to his community By Sarah Paltrineri Staff Reporter Zach Goldenberg talks about community service saying, “I don’t do it so much for enjoyment, I just do it because I feel like that’s what I need to do.” Zach’s numerous community service positions are the President of Peace Club and the President of Interact at Dover High School. He also volunteers regularly at the Barrington Food Pantry and works with the Barrington Friends of Music. Needless to say Zach exemplifies community service and volunteer work. All of which is in addition to a heavy coarse load at school. On a typical school night Zach is able begin his homework around ten. Unless Zack is in a quick meeting or working on a project for Interact, he is tutoring his fellow DHS students. Most of the tutoring Zach does is in Math but his help is not exclusive. Mr. Bryon Cummiskey, a Social Studies teacher at DHS, had Zach in both Current Events and Sociology. Cummiskey says Zach “is keenly aware of the global issues of poverty, homelessness, oppression, prejudice,

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and deprivation that prevent others from realizing their dreams and potentials, and has demonstrated his commitment to the welfare of others by making a difference in his own corner of the world as an active participant in community affairs.” Zach remembers getting involved in the community during his sophomore year at DHS. He says as the oldest of six he has always babysat. Additionally, Zach has coached youth sports including T-ball and soccer for his six year old younger brother Carlson’s sports teams for the past three years. Some of Zach’s recent acts of community service include visiting Riverside Rest Home, volunteering at an Avon sponsored event in support of breast cancer research, working at the Barrington post office food pantry drive, and working at the Barrington “Peeper Fest”, (a 5K race). Next year Zach will be attending Plymouth State University with plans of eventually becoming a math teacher. Zach envisions staying involved in his community and says that ultimately “sustaining this level of commitment would be my project.”

Zach Goldenberg

Going above and beyond box myself in as a high school filmmaker and setter for good enough; I always did my best and strived to exceed the limits of the possible. My unwillingness to settle for good enough has always set me out from the crowd. I Lucas San Juan is a notable and unique could easily do the thing, settle for average and character. He writes screenplays, produces films, try to blend in like everyone else, but if I can writes prose and has obtained the rank of black do better, then it is a moral imperative to do belt after studying Shaolin Kenpo [a type of so," said Lucas. martial arts] for eight years. Last month, Lucas was one of the three By definition from Merriam-Webster New Hampshire students named a Presidential website, unique means, “being the only one,” Scholar by the U.S. Department of Education. “being without a like or equal,” or “unusual.” The "Presidential Scholar Program" section Jeremy Korth, a junior at DHS and of the U.S. Department of Education website friend of Lucas offers insight as to what sets explains that the program was created in order him apart from others. “Lucas is unique to recognize up to 141 seniors each year who because of his near genius intellect, and the naturally excel in academics and arts area. ability to simultaneously keep his thought Lucas will attend Wesleyan University process rigid and traditional whilst thinking in Middletown, Connecticut where he will outside the box.” major in Film Studies and Economics. After However, Lucas believes "what makes college, he plans to work in the film industry as a person unique cannot be easily summarized." a writer-director. Though, he believes his drive to go above and beyond sets him apart. "When I set out to make films, I didn't By Tori Chelby-Morse Staff Reporter

Lucas San Juan

***The Top Ten Seniors were chosen by a survey that was completed by DHS seniors and The Tide Staff***

By Kenny Dobrov Staff Reporter Scene after scene. Play after play. Life for Emily Harmon has never been the same since she decided to be involved in the theatre world. “Performing has always been something I’ve really enjoyed,” Emily said, “It’s wonderfully cathartic and just a really nice escape from reality.” As a DHS senior, Emily has performed in 20 shows throughout her acting career

as a ghost… super fun.” As for her favorite play, Emily liked “Metamorphoses” the most. “It was very abstract and kind of ‘out there’, but also very emotional.” She did like most of them (shows) for different reasons. Although she’s not entirely sure about her real life personality, Emily believes that her “decision-making abilities” aren’t the best quality about her. For example she can’t decide whether she liked the final scenes from Les Miserables

Emily Harmon including “Les Miserables” and this years “Footloose”. But for her, Hollywood was never an option. “I’d love to keep music and acting major parts of my career, but I never really wanted to be famous,” Emily said. “My favorite character is probably Fantine from “Les Miserables”, which we did last year,” Emily stated. “She’s a very intriguing, rather complex character. Plus she gets to fight with people, die, and come back

or Metamorphoses more. “[The shows] were both really emotional for me. I can’t really describe it. They’re just very powerful endings.” Then there are the times when she can make a decision, like who inspired her. “My friends, my family, and Beethoven,” said Emily. Emily plans to go to Boston University where she will study either opera and theatre or the German language.

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The Music Man By Melissa Parratto Staff Reporter

Neal Swain, has played numerous instruments, is in multiple band groups and is fond of jazz music. It may be safe to say he is a true music man. “I don’t think that there is a defining point where one becomes musical,” comments Neal. “However, I would consider myself musical, because of the significance that music carries in my life.” The music in Neal’s life began at home. His father was the Barrington School District Band Director when Neal was younger, which he said greatly influenced his interest in music. Neal’s first love was jazz, saying, “I always felt attracted to the jazz records that my father would play, and intrigued by its rhythms and feel.” The clarinet was the first instrument Neal dabbled with, but soon took a liking to the saxophone. Ever since, he has primarily played the alto saxophone. Neal has used his sax skills at DHS in band, marching band and jazz band. He is also a part of the percussion ensemble. DHS

band director, Ms. Michele Boulanger, notes that in marching, concert and jazz band, Neal is the leader of the alto sax section. Reflecting on this, Neal says,

“They’ve all been great experiences that have given me opportunities to grow as a musician, and I have benefited from the relationships I have made, both positive and negative, among peers and instructors.” Boulanger, one of Neal’s instructors, comments that he is an “exemplary student leader” who is not afraid to take charge and assist younger students with “their music, marching skills and jazz

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improvisation.” With college looming in the near future, Neal has committed to Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where he has been accepted into the Architecture program. Regarding the continuation of music in his life, Neal plans to continue playing with the band, “Let’s Get Married.” He also notes, “Street performance has been an idea that I’ve tossed around, and that would be a blast in Boston.” Boulanger acknowledges this passion in Neal and his skill level, saying, “He [Neal] is one of the most outstanding students we’ve ever had in the band program here at DHS.” “There are no replacements for the expressive qualities of music,” states Neal, “and I continue to be impressed with a lot of music that surrounds my life.”

Don’t Worry... Just Laugh By Alicia Cadwell Staff Reporter

Kyle Danie

Kyle Danie describes himself by saying, “There’s times when I’m serious but most people who know me know that I like to laugh.” Kyle has showcased his funny side all throughout his high school career. His eccentric costumes during spirit week and his ribbon dancing at Mr. DHS are just a couple of his quirky acts. “Worrying what people will think about you isn’t worth the time and stress,” said Kyle, “If you can’t laugh at yourself you have no reason to laugh at others.” His favorite Mr. DHS skit was, “definitely this years ‘Lunch Lady Land’ performance with Mr. Mahan [DHS Science Teacher],” said Kyle, “I really feel we touched souls with his [Mahan’s] mind blowing high notes and my improv and dance. Some people might have even cried.” Mr. Justin Mahan, who is also a Student Council Advisor and Science teacher, describes Kyle saying, “He has a natural sense of humor that really appeals to both his peers and teachers.” “The preparation was timely but at the same time one of the most exciting things I’ve done. To plan for so long and visualize the crowd’s response beforehand made coming out on stage in lunch lady apparel very embarrassing but worth it,” explains Kyle. By Alicia Cadwell 1. Go to a Cafe on the Corner and people Next watch Staff Reporter year, Kyle will 2. Go to theme parks like Funtown & be attending Splashtown or Canobie Lake Park 3. Window shopping downtown PortsPlymouth mouth State 4. Take a trip to Watercountry University, 5. Take a day trip to Cape Cod majoring 6. Go camping at Danforth Bay 7. Roadtrips with friends crosscountry in Criminal 10. Lay by the pool and sip iced drinks Justice with 11. Bonfire at a friends house plans to attend 12. Water sports on Lake Winnipsake the Police 13. Go for a hike in the White Mountians 14. Watch the sunset at Garrison Hill Academy 15. Go to a show at The Brickhouse afterwards. “I would like to be Find something fun and adventureous to try! remembered in high school for being for the first time when she was a says, “I’d like to stay at DHS until I the kid who sophomore, in civics class. “We always retire. I have one class left until I get wasn’t afraid Teacher of the year get to play the Current Events game,” my certificate in mentoring teachers to be himself Continued from page 1 she says. from UNH. I hope someday to work and who “Students enjoy Mrs. Bonello’s with new teachers, orienting them to always tried to Shannon Cogan, a senior, has been an classes because she is genuine,” teaching at DHS.” make others aid for some of Bonello’s classes for says Beth Stone, the social studies Stone says “Mrs. Bonello would smile,” says two years. “She’s friendly and she’s department head at DHS. “She is make a great spokesperson for the DHS Kyle. fun,” she says. “She’s the bomb.” interested and she enjoys her work.” faculty.” Cogan had Bonello as a teacher “As for the future,” Bonello

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Leading the Way

By Alicia Dupre Staff Reporter

What if this world had no leaders? No one to stand at the front of the class, no one to direct a fellow student or officer, no one to delegate tasks or continuously display confidence and responsibility? There is nothing to fear, at least not with Dover High School’s senior Emily Martuscello around. She is a true leader, voted as such by her fellow senior class members. “A true leader creates more leaders, not followers,” explains Martuscello, “A true leader inspires and motivates others to take action.”

As an officer of Student Council, the National Honors Society (NHS), the senior class, and a member of Dover Youth to Youth, Martuscello does feel she is a true leader. “I [feel] that I am able to connect with all kinds of people and [am

Emily Martucello

able] to build trusting relationships that allow great change to occur,” she says. But she isn’t the only one who possesses this opinion. Jessica Bonello, a DHS Social Studies teacher, as wells as one of the faculty advisors of NHS, says Martuscello is a true leader. “Emily takes on responsibility and follows through,” Bonello explains, “and she takes kids behind her [to do] what needs to be done.”

Bonello feels a good leader is “someone who is responsible, confident, not off-putting, and not too cocky.” She also believes that all of these characteristics apply to Martuscello. “She is involved in everything,” continues Bonello. Martuscello knows exactly what makes her a leader, and how she got to be that way. “Anyone who knows me would tell you I am not one to hold back my thoughts. It all started with me saying; ‘I think this...’ A leader speaks his [or her] mind [and is] not afraid of others and I am really good at that.” With the 2009 school year coming to a close Martuscello will be leaving, headed off for George Washington University. Bonello feels that the new officers taking the place of Martuscello have “big shoes to fill.” It is time for DHS to say goodbye to a true leader.


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Are You The Next Bill Nye? How to go about a science major

By Marris Thompson Staff Reporter This is a continuation of college major series.

An ion walks into a bar and says, “Help! I’ve lost an electron!” The bartender says “Oh my gosh! Are you sure?” And the ion says, “Yes! I’m positive!” What do you call a chemistry joke based on cobalt, radon, and yttrium? CoRnY. Why do white bears dissolve in water? Because they’re polar! If you understand any of these jokes and appreciate the humor, you may be interested in science as a major in college. There are an unlimited number of job possibilities in the science field, and Dover High School can help you prepare. Mr. Lawrence, the Advanced Placement Chemistry teacher at DHS, says, “[Students] need to focus on understanding the world and how things work. Seeing how ideas are connected will allow someone to solve new problems.” Lawrence stresses that in order to make new discoveries, like scientists do, people need to be creative. “If you can only solve problems another person already did, you cannot do science,” he says. Ms. O’Keefe, the Career Services

Coordinator at DHS, recommends taking all of the science and math classes available in high school. She also recommends many writing classes because it is necessary to have writing skills in order to be successful in the science field. Science is a fast paced profession that involves working as a researcher with short-term training and lots of entry-level jobs, says O’Keefe. She says it is a good area to look into because “you can be yourself, not leave your personality and ideas at the door.” Danielle Pesko, a senior at DHS, will be attending Northeastern University in the College of Engineering next year. She says she has always loved science classes, especially the labs. “I love being able to question and analyze what was happening and then, with the aid of some research, come to my own conclusion.” Learning about something new can be interesting, says Pesko. “All science seems to be connected anyway, so the more knowledge I gain about any science subject, the better.” Mollie Pettigrew, also a senior, will be attending the University of Rhode Island next year. She knows she wants to enter the field of pharmacy, but not sure exactly what she wants to do. Pettigrew agrees with Pesko in the fact that an assortment of science

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Students getting ready for science lab.

classes will help for college. “There is a wide range of colleges out there, and there is a wide range of science related majors,” notes Mary Rice, a guidance counselor at DHS. She lists biological, physical, engineering, and health and medical sciences as just a few. Chemistry is a science major that involves multiple lab reports and learning the chemical basis for life while astronomy majors may conduct research with a telescope and study the entirety of

By Kenny Dobrov Staff Reporter

“I’m going to Disney. It’s my graduation gift. I’m excited to go to Space Mountain. My goal is to see all of the Disney princesses, especially Jasmine (from “Aladdin”)” - Taylor Thompson (Grade 12)

Mr. Frandzel 23 years

Mr. McAdam 16 years

Ms. Demers 26 years

Dr. Daigneault 10 years

Mr. Comeau 20 years

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the galaxy, according to Collegeboard. The most common science related majors for students at DHS that Rice has noticed has been medical, pharmacy, nursing, nutritional and veterinary medicine. Rice recommends taking challenging courses in math and science at DHS, as well as looking into the CTC programs such as LNA, Engineering and Biotechnology. She says colleges will look at all of these things when students are applying.

“I’m going to the Southern coast of Florida in June with my family. I hope to find some dolphins.” - Kristen Cote (Grade 12)

“I’m going to work at Tuttle’s picking strawberries. Hanging out with friends as much as possible is the most important. I might move to Florida.” - Bounome Chanphouang (Grade 12)

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Staff Editorial


he rules and regulations for society alter with each generation. Thing that were considered immoral at one point in history can be perfectly acceptable by today’s standards. However there is one characteristic of people that should remain constant hroughout changing times, respect. The Dover High School handbook defines respect as "showing consideration for self and others." Unfortunately it seems that the current generation has lost that idea of respect. Respect doesn’t necessarily believing hat you have to be subservient to anyone, it simply means that you how decency to those around you, uch as fellow students and teachers. An article on the website for Public Agenda on April 3, 2002 says hat "41 percent confess to having acted rude or disrespectful" and "79 percent of Americans say lack of respect and courtesy should be egarded as a serious national problem." The Public Agenda article also points out that this is a universal issue aying "experiences with bad behavior were virtually the same whether one was rom the North or South, rich or poor, iving in a big city or a small town." A high school is a perfect microcosm to showcase this problem n society. We are all crammed within he confining wall of DHS and the lack of respect that occurs between students, eachers, and administrators perfectly

represents the larger issue in the world. “Yes sir” and “Yes ma’am” are phrases that have been lost upon our society. Instead the current response to a request has been replaced with rolling eyes and heavy sighs. Contemporary citizens don’t have the same respect and view of people in authority that has been traditionally accepted, and it's simply a generational change. We aren't the same people and weren't raised the same way that our great grandparents were, but that doesn’t mean we have to disregard common courteously. Just because your teacher is the biggest jerk you’ve ever met doesn’t mean you can be disrespectful. Students aren’t at liberty to swear and yell at their teachers simply because they want to. One place where respect is vital is at the Tide. It's a tornado of different personalities and attitudes and you have to find a way to work together. The only way to accomplish anything and to actually produce this wonderful paper for the student body is to put feelings and attitudes aside and respect each other. It's not always the easiest thing to do with tensions running high, but it's simply necessary for success. DHS is not the root of all of this disrespecting evil. It’s a problem that is facing an entire generation. Respect certainly isn’t going to solve all the world’s problems, but maybe a renewal of respect can bring us a calmer and more peaceful setting at DHS and in the real world.

Brian Johnston

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ur beloved Granite State is the only state left in the United States where you can drive without a seatbelt, if you are over 18. It is our right as New Hampshirites to choose if we buckle up or not. Our motto is "Live Free or Die", or is it? Even though I buckle up, I believe it is our choice to buckle up or not. It may be stupid and decrease your life expectancy if you don't buckle up, but I feel forcing people to buckle up will not go over well. The consequence for not buckling up is severe. According to the New Hampshire Department of Safety, in the three year period between 2003 and 2005, approximately 66 percent of NH motor vehicle victims were not wearing a seat belt. Even though New Hampshire does not have a seatbelt law, approximately seven out of ten New Hampshire residents buckle up which is more than that in Massachusetts where buckling up is a secondary law. A secondary law means that a police officer can pull you over for something else and can penalize you for not wearing a seatbelt as well. A primary law would mean you can be

pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt. According to Margo Sullivan of The Eagle Tribune in an April 27 article of this year, if New Hampshire makes a primary seatbelt law then 3.7 million dollars in grant money will come NH's way from the federal government. According to Sullivan's article, no grant money would be given if it were passed as a secondary law. 3.7 million dollars is a lot of money that could be spent on improving the quality of New Hampshire's roads and bridges. But is it worth the price of our freedom of choice? Instead of forcing people by law to buckle up, we should just continue to educate people about seat belt safety. Obviously a seatbelt law doesn't make every body buckle up. People who have never buckled up in their life because they never had to, probably won't just start because it's a law. Buckling up is more of a habit; if every time a person gets into a car and they typically don't buckle up, then they won't be in the habit of buckling up. If we teach new generations to buckle up and they get in that habit of doing it, then our percentage of belted New Hampshirites will rise, and without stating a new law.

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Violent Media Lives On


hildren often perceive guns to be cool. Bang! Bang! Bang! Cowboys are the good guys and Indians are the villains. You play with toy soldiers and cars, making explosion sounds with your mouth. Boom! Boom! Later you take your sister’s Barbie doll to disfigure and destroy it. Snap! These actions seem very normal for an American child. American culture has taken a turn to the violent side. Predominantly, entertainment has taken the most hits out of them all, besides sports which are naturally rough. It is necessary to have violence in some respect because then it will keep people aware that it can be dangerous and that it is only a movie or a game or whatever it is. Although, there is a downfall to saying that violence is necessary. A study on violence as entertainment by Crime Prevention Resource in Fort Worth, TX in 2005, said “viewing violence increases fear of becoming a victim of violence resulting in increased mistrust of others.” This is a destructive thing to happen to the human mind. How can someone interact with people

when they can’t even trust them? To begin, there is the film industry which has lowered its expectations on the rating system. Last July, “The Dark Knight” was a blockbuster hit, becoming the second highest grossing film in United States history. The movie’s rating of PG-13 was a major factor in how successful “The Dark Knight” was. Had it been rated R, it would have suffered a dent in its final gross of about 530 million dollars according to the Box Office

Mojo website. “The Dark Knight” was rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and menace; this equates to a pencil going through an eye, mutilated faces and more. I don’t disagree with the rating, but I think that a parent should know what their kid is capable of watching. In an article from Variety, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was given the highest restrictive rating in Sweden because of its similar scenes of violence. This shows that America needs to step up to take care of young viewers.

In an American Psychological Association (APA) online article, violent music lyrics can increase aggressive thoughts and feelings. These thoughts can lead to real world violence, says Craig A. Anderson, the lead researcher with a Ph.D. of Iowa State University. This is crazy that even music can have an influence over the human mind. When you think of violent music genres, only rap and rock seem to come to mind, yet even comedic songs with violence in them can connect to listeners. Then there are the video games that tend to impact people the most. This is because you are actually inflicting violence yourself instead of watching or hearing it. Surprisingly, an article from Science Daily says quite the opposite. It states that since the number of violent video games has increased, violence has decreased. Yet this could still mean that the violence was influenced from the video games that were released. Whatever happens with violence in entertainment will determine how future entertainment will play out. What audiences want, they will get. Violence is something people indulge in like food, or family. And it will hardly die.

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Questions Still Unanswered

t’s the topic that everybody seems to be talking about. With questions still unanswered, the only thing that students understand is that block scheduling is still causing problems. There is no confidence in block scheduling and there are numerous issues that the administration should address to the student body. “Under the block, students taking [Advanced Placement] courses will take fewer courses at one time,” says the Dover High School’s website regarding block scheduling for next year. The DHS website states that block scheduling allows a maximum of four high level classes to decrease stress, but most Advanced Placement classes are intended for seniors only. The current schedule allows students to take up to six Advanced Placement classes, and these adjustments would mean only a maximum of four, with few, if any, other classes. So much for taking the “fun classes” senior year. Another problem occurring specifically to juniors is that they were told to wait until their senior years to take the half-credit required classes, like gym and art. Now, there is not enough time in their schedules to take them. This means they have to give up some of the classes they wanted to take to prepare them

for college. Would guidance counselors really not let students graduate for not taking a half credit of gym because of problems with the schedule? Underclassmen might be not thrilled about the schedule changes either. Now, they are required to have more credits before they graduate. The class of 2009 only needed 20 class credits to graduate, and the incoming class of 2013 will need 26 credits. The block schedule allows 32 credits, while the current schedule only allows 28. Some other issues with block scheduling are the lack of field trips. The school website says that this is so students will not miss too much class time, but also says the block schedule will enhance staff correlation. The purpose of a field trip is to teach kids outside the classroom; a kind of hands-on learning that every student can get something out of. A lack of field trips could make students feel like school is a high security prison. Some students have had issues communicating with the staff members about the block and have felt that when they have a question to ask, it is hard to get an answer. There are too many questions and not enough answers. We deserve the answers.

Dear Tide, Dear Tide, My boyfriend had a new neighbor move in the other day and they always hang out. Should I be mad? -Anonymous Dear Anonymous, Do you trust your boyfriend? If you trust him then his new next door neighbor shouldn’t have any impact on your relationship. He needs to be able to have both boy and girl friends. A good relationship needs space and if you tell him he can’t be friends with this girl then he might get mad and who could really blame him? No one likes being told what to do. Let it go and don’t worry too much about it, you can’t always expect the worst. You have to be able to trust him.

Dear Anonymous, As far as I can see you have two options. You can straight up tell you’re girlfriend she’s being clingy and you need space or if you really like this girl and want the relationship to work out you need space. Every long and healthy relationship needs some room to breathe. It’s not good to be in a relationship with someone if you only see each other. You have to go out with your friends and have friendships and contacts outside your relationship. You could talk to her and explain how you’re feeling but it might be better if you just try to hint about some separate activities the two of you can do.

“My ex-boyfriend stares at me”

Dear Tide, My ex-boyfriend stares at me during class and won’t leave me alone. He tries to start conversations but it’s awkward. What do I do? Dear Anonymous,

Dear Tide, My friend ditched practice the other day and when her mom came to pick her up she wasn’t there. I called her mom and told her she wasn’t there. Now my friend is in trouble. Was I wrong? What do I do?

“My girlfriend is being annoying”

If you really don’t want to be friends with this guy then you have to let him know. It’s really hard for ex’s to be friends after their break up and a lot of times their friendships don’t work out. You can’t just sit there and hope he stops bothering you or your conversations with him just stop being awkward. You have to talk to him and tell him what you’re feeling. Dear Tide, My girlfriend is being annoying and clingy. I still like her but I don’t know what to do.

Dear Anonymous,

Don’t worry about it because you did the right thing. You might not feel that way right now and I’m sure your friend doesn’t either but the two of you need to put yourselves in her mother’s shoes. She could have sat there all night worried and the whole time her daughter would have been safe. Besides she clearly did something wrong. No use beating around it. The whole thing will blow over and you shouldn’t take it too seriously because I’m sure your friend knows she messed up.

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GRAPHICS MANAGER E m i l y Ni c h o l s o n GRAPHIC DESIGNERS B r i a n Jo h n s t o n Dalton Carkhuff Adam Keech N E W M E D I A P RO D U C E R S S a r a h Pa l t r i n e r i OFFICE MANAGERS L i n d s e y Wo o d m a n Miranda Levitre

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R E P O RT E R S Ry a n A s h b u r n e r Kenny Dobrov S a r a h Pa l t r i n e r i Michelle Zany Vivian Ramy E m i l y Ni c h o l s o n Adam Keech To r i - C h e l b y Mo r s e Marris Thompson Lizzy Driscoll Me l i s s a Pa r r a t t o Alicia Dupre Ashley Rennie Cody Guerrero


A DV E RT I S I N G M A N A G E R St e p h a n i e S o d e n

The Tide is a voice, a forum for discussion, and a source of information concerning events and issues surrounding the Dover High School community. As the central news outlet within that community, it is our duty to pursue accuracy of information but any material that may jepordize an individual, the school, or a local business will not be printed. Further, please note that the opinions expressed in Letters to the Editor are not neccessarily those of The Tide.

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June 5, 2009 - THE TIDE


Boys lacrosse takes senior night

Baseball builds character

By Holly Morris Staff Reporter

team played well and came away with another win, with the final score of 12-1. Kevin Varney, a senior at Dover, normally plays for the junior varsity team but got to play for senior night. “Overall the game went really well even though I’m not used to playing with those people,” he stated about Wednesday’s game. Spectators had confidence in the boys even before the game started. Heather Crowley, a sophomore at DHS said, “There’s no way they’ll

DOVER -- The Dover High School’s Varsity boys’ lacrosse team won a home By Suzanne Colarusso game against Spaulding on Wednesday, Staff Reporter May 27. Even better, it was senior night. Senior players included Chris DOVER -- The Dover High School Baseball team prides themselves on having Hitchcock, Bryan Hart, Tyler Long, Nick Duggan, Kevin Varney, Jake good character and working hard. “The most important thing about Donahue, James Blouin, Ricky Lavache, David Robicheau, Brian Johnson, Eldert baseball is character building,” says John Wouda, and John Geronitis. Carver, the coach of the Varsity baseball Even with the rainy weather the team. Along with character building, Ashton Cherry, a DHS senior, thinks that baseball proves to be “a learning experience for the players.” “I think [baseball] teaches you a lot about yourself,” explains Colby Girls Lacrosse Girls Tennis Mamigonian, a junior on the DHS 6-8 2-4 baseball team. L Winnicunnet 17-5 L Merrimack “In baseball, it is crucial to think L Lebannon 17-10 L Spaulding fast and to be a team player,” explains W Spaulding 15-4 L Winnicunnet W Con Val 12-11 W West Cherry. L Biship Gurtin 12-9 W Londonderry Mamigonian also believes that W Bedford 18-5 L Salem it is important to be a team player and W Spaulding 9-7 thinks that the other members of the team Girls’ Softball get along fine. “We all respect each other 6-2 Boys Lacrosse L Merrimack and have faith in each other in regards to 12-3 Spaulding playing ability,” he says. W Con Val 14-2 L W Goffstown Spaulding 20-2 Coach Carver attributes the team’s W W Winnicunnet Merrimack 17-8 good season to working hard and thinking W W West L Bow 12-8 critically. “I don’t think it’s too much W Londonderry L Winnicunnet 9-7 W North to ask to be a winner as well as a decent W Biship Brady 19-11 W Salem human being,” muses Carver. L Oyster River 10-6

lose. It’s senior night [and] they will all be playing well.” Nick Duggan, a senior at DHS, says they played well as a team but need more focus for the playoffs. The first game of the playoffs was on Wednesday June 3 against Portsmouth. Chris Hitchcock, also a senior at DHS says they should do well in the playoffs. “We’ve played Portsmouth before, it was an easy game and we won.”

Spring sports scores





6-3 8-1 5-4 8-1 8-1 6-3

2-0 2-0 3-1 5-0 2-0 10-3 4-1 2-1 Bishop Guertin 6-0


Boys’ Baseball 1-7 Merrimack 3-2 Spaulding 9-6 Goffstown 4-2 Winnicunnet 5-2 West 8-5 Londonderry 7-0 North 4-1 Salem 4-0 Bishop Guertin 3-2 Boys Tennis 3-3 Merrimack Spaulding Winnicunnet West Londonderry Salem

8-1 8-1 7-2 6-3 8-1 9-0

For track and field scores, go to !

Congratulations on a great season!

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June 5, 2009 - THE TIDE


Rugby: the growing spor t

Future of track and field

The track and field team poses for a picture

Photograph on file taken by Don Vosberg, Lifetouch

By Ryan Ashburner Staff Reporter

A Seacoast rugby player dives into a ruck against Portland, ME.

Photo provided by Annika Larson

By Holly Morris Staff Reporter DOVER- Infringement, sevens, throwin, try line, knock on and scrum are just a few of the terms used in rugby. Ask any student at Dover High School and they may not know what that means but ask Eric McKenney, Lizzy Driscoll or Natalie Copley, who are part of a rugby team, and they could tell you. The Seacoast Rugby Club was revamped in 1998 to include a youth team, U19 [under nineteen], and a men’s and women’s team. The teams currently practice three times a week as well as games on Saturdays. The games are held all around the Seacoast. The Seacoast Rugby connects over 200 members of the Seacoast community, according to their website, the club makes an effort to reach out and promote rugby. They accept everyone with different disabilities and skill levels. The club’s goal is to make a difference within the Seacoast area through community outreach and volunteer efforts. Natalie Copley, a senior at DHS, got involved with Seacoast Rugby two years ago because her dad played in college. Copley states, “It’s unique. People are more interested if you say

you play rugby as opposed to soccer or something. I used to play field hockey and lacrosse, and it was so frustrating that you couldn’t check or anything, so rugby is great because the girls’ rules are no different than the guy’s rules. Sometimes we play with the guys at practice.” Eric McKenney, also a senior at DHS, has been playing rugby for three years. “It’s a physical sport where you can put people on the ground but afterwards be cool and chill with them.” McKenney found Seacoast Rugby when he was looking for an alternative for a spring sport. His youth team is currently in the playoffs. He will return next year to play in the men’s league. “It’s totally different than any other sport you play,” says Lizzy Driscoll, also a senior. Rugby is not a very common sport in this area and Driscoll adds that “It’s really funny when people watch rugby because they have no idea what’s going on.” DHS students can get involved and join Seacoast Rugby Club by signing up online at Students can show support by going to games, which are held in different locations around the Seacoast and the schedule is available online at their website.

DOVER- As the season unwinds through May and June, the players and coaches of the Dover Greenwave track team take a look at the future. Senior captain Shayna Duffy feels that compared to last year, there are a “significant amount of athletes,” including some underclassman that could go a long way. She also expresses that a great bond between the players is a key aspect in success. Junior captain Nichole Black agrees. “Everybody supports everybody,” she said. Junior Nick Tsoukalas is on the throwing team and feels the team has been solid this season. “We’ve got a big team this season,” Tsoukalas expressed. “[We have] a lot of athletes.” Tsoukalas also feels there could be work on the throwing team but the running team is solid with both short distance and long distance runners. He also feels that the

freshmen are good players. Piatti thinks there is “always room for improvement.” He feels that even though track is viewed as an individual sport, “teamwork” is what counts, and when one person works hard, it helps encourage others and breeds success. Piatti cited the freshmen throwers on the team are “good players” but still need work to be successful. However, he thinks there are two freshmen throwers that have been “outstanding.” Piatti enjoys the positive attitude and the team’s successes, and is thrilled himself. “I almost feel like I’m more excited than they are,” he says. “The team is on the up and up,” says Coach Nick Piatti. Piatti feels that with more students coming to the school, the team will have more athletes. He is hoping to win the seacoast championship this June after finishing fourth last season.

June 5, 2009 - THE TIDE

Spaulding Scores

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Sports Gym guidelines

Gym requirements at Dover High School

Divisional Competition in College

By Cody Guerrero Staff Reporter The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) competition is broken down into three major divisions, DI, DII, and DIII, with Division I being the most competitive. The NCAA schools are typically put into the divisions by the size of the school and the strength of competition among their athletic teams. Dover High School senior and student athlete Nick Lantz commented, “Each division has its own characteristics. In D-I it is crucial for the athlete to have a good size advantage and to also be quick, speed is crucial as well in D-II and the D-III athletes tend to be average compared to the D-I and D-II athletes.” One of the most important and crucial rules for competition is the academic regulation. DI and DII schools require the student athlete to pass 16core courses upon graduation from high school and earn a passing G.P.A. as well as SAT or ACT score, according to the NCAA. Athletes can either be recruited or walk on to a college level athletic team and during the recruiting processes schools have their own rules as set by the NCAA, which the walk on athlete also needs to meet eligibly for NCAA competition. Each division has its own set of rules and regulations set by the NCAA eligibility center, which determine the eligibility of students to compete upon the beginning of their first college season. “The game elevates based on the divisional competition,” Lantz stated, “In DI and DII, the talent is a bit higher and the game is played at a quicker rate and the action is fast pace. The coaching tends to be stronger and the game plans are more fine-tuned, the differences are evident.” Lantz said that, regardless of team success or level of competition the athlete has a tremendous work ethic. “No matter what the division, you still need to work hard and the athletes take it serious and in the long run it isn’t all about the athletics, it’s about the academics too,” Lantz said. DHS senior and pitcher for the Green Wave varsity softball team Sarah Morse will be attending Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania next fall. She will be competing for the pitching spot on the schools D-II softball team. Morse knows it will be challenging at the next level. “It will be good competing at the next level and experiencing more competition,” Morse said. “I’m competing to be a pitcher and I really look forward to proving myself at a high level.”

Students climb the wall in gym class at DHS By Vivian Ramy Staff Reporter DOVER- Running the track, speed changing in the locker rooms, going through the rest of the day as a sweaty mess is something all Dover High School students experience at some point in their high school career. According to the 2009-2010 DHS Program of Studies, DHS freshman are required to take a wellness course. This wellness class “provides students with a comprehensive fitness education program. Course offerings are designed to help students acquire knowledge, practice skills, and abilities needed to enhance personal health and wellness,” according to the 2009-2010

DHS Program of Studies. Passing this course gives each student half of a credit, and every student needs at least 1.5 credits within the wellness education department to graduate. After freshman year, from grades ten to twelve, students can participate in and complete no less then two seasons of an interscholastic sport. According to Dr. Sue Daigneault, a guidance counselor at DHS, two seasons of a sport can substitute for the second required wellness class. The DHS Program of Studies says in reference to sports participation, “Credit will be given only to those students who qualify for an end of the year award (letter, numeral, star, or certificate of participation).”

Photo by Vivian Ramy Christina Bean, a 16 year-old sophomore at DHS, played field hockey and softball freshman and sophomore year. Due to the fact that she completed two seasons of these sports she receives a half credit that is put towards her wellness credit requirements. While select students are exempt from taking a gym class junior year, others who do not play a sport are still required to take a gym course. “Gym [stinks] but its better then taking a sport,” says Patrick Samstag a junior at DHS. “I thought it was dumb but it didn’t really piss me off,” said Corey Hutchins, also a junior at DHS. “If you’re athletic you can do a sport, if not then you’re stuck taking gym.”

The Tide: June 5 2009  

The June 5, 2009 issue of the official student-run newspaper of the Dover High School community

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