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taylor roberts, staff writer t’s time to get funky, funky, funky. Everybody clap your hands!” As the lyrics of “Cha Cha Slide” bombarded the room, special education students clapped in anticipation. Sporting dresses, ties and polished shoes, they brought their own brand of dancing—part jumping, part ballroom-style—to the Black and White Holiday Ball. Senior Jonathon Lovo, one of 21 Dulaney students who attended the ninth annual special education holiday dance on Dec. 7, couldn’t curb his enthusiasm. “My knees hurt from so much dancing,” he said as he emerged from the dance floor. “I love it when we dance. We all get crazy!” Even initial holdout senior Shane Laugher, dressed in a lavender button-down shirt and black pants, looked on enthusiastically from his recently waxed wheelchair. Some 300 special education students took buses from the county to the ball, held at Overlea-Fullerton Community Center. A black banner with snowflakes dangled amid basketball hoops. Clusters of students inched from the dance floor toward photos of last year’s dance – clothes-pinned to a red ribbon draped across the wall – seeking souvenirs to take home. Unlike a Dulaney dance, this one was held during the school day. The lights stayed on. Pizza was served. A DJ handed out prizes of stuffed animals and books. And students weren’t afraid to ask each other to dance – or to dance by themselves. Did we mention there was bowling and crafts and about 100 chaperones? In another notable difference, this dance had a purpose. It was designed to foster social and communication skills in a practical setting, said special education teacher Christina Rochester, who found herself on the dance floor with a student a time or two. Judging from student reaction, the dance succeeded. “I loved listening to Michael Jackson,” said sophomore Curtis Brown, who said he waited all day for the lyrics to ring in his ears.

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keval patel, staff writer lthough most questioned in a spot survey said the recession won’t affect their holiday, tough times are making an impact. “It’s harder to shop for gifts within price range,” freshman Angelika Ullsperger said. “You go to a store; you look at every price tag. It’s hard. You’re trying to be generous, but it’s not always possible.” Sophomore Jacob Ham agreed. “We buy plastic instead of real trees, so we can use it every year. As for presents, we only buy one for everybody in the family. We used to give four,” he said. “Everything costs so much.” For some with tight budgets,

Senior Lily Woodward and junior Peter Gaking try a spin on the dance floor during the Dec. 7 holiday dance for special education students at Overlea-Fullerton Community Center. photo by taylor roberts

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malcolm peacock, staff writer $22,433. An out-of-state student at the University of he rush to meet college admissions deadlines has Virginia pays $ 46,918. frazzled many seniors. Senior Oneall Mogliazzi said he applied to four schools “I don’t really know what I’m doing,” senior but said that finances limited his choices. Money wasn’t Nick Anthony said as the the only source of his process geared up in strife. October. “I’m kind of “The stress to do well on shooting blanks in the the SATs is just killer,” he dark.” said. Like classmates, he The last-minute spent part of the fall scramble to secure scrambling to do things recommendations like write admissions squeezes teachers too. essays, secure teacher History teacher John recommendations and Wagner and English more. teacher Meekah Hopkins “It’s just so many complete dozens of different credentials that student recommendations you need. I try to get anually. Hopkins said through it by realizing she must sometimes that if I don’t drop turn away eleventh-hour everything else then it students because of the won’t get done.” time crunch. Wagner’s Anthony advised juniors advice to students? Start to prepare by taking the Mary Mindel helps Oneall Mogliazzi finalize college apps in December. early. SAT early, making a list of photo by emily park Perhaps stressed compatible colleges, and seniors can take solace finding teachers to write positive recommendations. in knowing they’re not alone. As of Dec. 6, the guidance Guidance counselor Mary Mindel, who helps seniors department had assembled 1,346 transcript packages for through the application process, said there’s an additional college applications. stressor this year – the economy. The recession has caused And then there’s senior Cynthia Shi, whose family a spike in students applying to state schools, she said. planned a December trip to China, which added packing Admissions Web sites revealed a stark contrast in public to her to-do list. and private schools. A year’s tuition and mandatory “I was scurrying around to finish my last few fees at the University of Maryland at College Park costs applications,” she said. “Now, I’m nervous.”

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traditions and plans have suddenly disappeared. “We cut back on our holiday plans,” science teacher Mark Glaeser said. “We used to go skiing, but that’s not happening.” Economics teacher Laura Turner said she felt the impact of the recession when trying to organize her household errands. She is no longer able to redo her kitchen, as she had planned. Freshman Ida Schiano di Cola has family in Italy, but visiting won’t be so easy. “Usually, we visit every summer, but plane ticket [costs] are rising. We only go every other year.” Everyday activities had to go, too. Junior Jasmine Jeong had to continued on page 2

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Discoveries ignite Shaw’s passion Economy ethan levy, business manager sk physics teacher Steve Shaw about neutrinos, and he’ll craft a user-friendly explanation of the sub-atomic particles and their relevance. “It matters,” Shaw said of the discovery that neutrinos can travel about 3 miles per second faster than the speed of light. No, this revelation by physicists in Europe isn’t an assault on Einstein’s findings or a blow to science, despite bloggers’ reports to the contrary. “I love it! I think that’s great!” Shaw said. “It just shows that we haven’t conquered it at all. That’s why we do science.” He adds that it’s important to realize that science evolves. “Our U.S. history classes stop at Nixon, early 1970s,” Shaw said.”Is there history after that? Well yeah! Should we be following it? Of course! Let’s not be blinded. We must see what’s going on outside.” Such enthusiasm is partly responsible for Shaw’s recent nomination for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. (He‘s one of two finalists at the state level.) This lifelong learner encourages his students to follow science news and engages them with a variety of teaching methods. “He even ran himself into the door to prove inertia,” said senior Adnan Naqvi, recalling last year’s experience in Shaw’s physics class. Shaw, who has taught for all 20 years of his career here, makes a point of discussing newsworthy science events in his classes. Discussing discoveries like an earthlike planet or the largest recorded black holes are reminders of how much there is to learn, Shaw said. Also discussed this year? The work of the Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist who won a Nobel Prize for Steve Shaw assists junior Jonathan Sesum with vectors during showing that the universe is not just expanding, but his fourth period Honors Physics class as junior Alexandra Vlk completes an assignment beside them. accelerating due to some sort of dark energy. photo by jen siegel “It’s getting bigger, faster - cough - stronger, than poster hangs in his room - and his energy, Shaw rewe ever thought,” Shaw said, making an ironic refmains humble. erence to the school’s Bigger, Faster Stronger Club. “I am really blessed to do what I do,” Shaw said. Loved for his humor - a “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off”

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these are the better people,’ then I can’t complain.” The success of an Islamic party, the Muslim Brotherhood, concerns the West. The U.S. fears that the new Egyptian government will have a heavy Muslim influence. Egyptian junior Omnia Shedid agrees that this is a genuine concern. “Personally, I don’t want the government to be un-

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continued from page 1 quit piano and tennis lessons, and even move to a new house. Senior Weylan Thompson limited his driving “to school and back; nothing else.” His family also limits power consumption. “All but two rooms in my house are powered down,” Thompson said. Similarly, senior Chris Lee doesn’t use a dryer; instead, he hangs all his clothes on a line. But for some, the situation is even worse. Pupil personnel worker David Greenberg said the recession has caused an increase in homelessness locally. About 20 students here are homeless, he said, and most of them live with friends, family or in hotels. Dan Golden contributed to this report.

der Muslim influence,” she said. “As part of Egypt’s youthful generation, I fear the Muslim Brotherhood will not enforce equality and social democracy as much in Egypt.” Shedid said her support is with the Egyptian Bloc, a party she believes would spread democracy and represent Egypt well. Sophomore Miriae Ishak sees things differently. Her family is associated with the Coptic Orthodox Church, a religious minority in Egypt. Over the years Coptic Christians have endured discrimination from the Islamic majority, Ishak said, so she predicts that an Islamic party’s victory will not benefit them. As for some people’s concerns about Israeli-Egyptian ties, Nassar remains calm. “We need to worry about our country first,” he said. “Israel is backed up by America. We won’t be able to challenge America.” The presidential elections are set for July 2012.

Class colors postponed thea zurek and amanda banks, staff writers espite rumors that principal Lynda Whitlock will be disposing of class colors, along with rock painting and senior barbeque traditions, the freshmen class color selection has merely been delayed until sophomore year. “It’s important that all members of the class get to know each other and develop unity,” Whitlock said. The changes will apply to all future classes and won’t affect any senior events. Freshmen class sponsor Rene Curry is positive about the changes. “They’ll become part of Dulaney first and then part of the freshmen class,” she said. Previous classes have changed their colors multiple times before finally agreeing

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GRAFFITI Assistant Principal John Billingslea reported an increase in graffiti in the old building bathrooms. He has all the cameras watching the hallways and is increasing the teacher patrol near certain bathrooms. Graffiti is a category two vandalism offense, with a suspension as the minimal punishment.

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Natives consider Egyptian parliamentary elections anjali cornish, staff writer he Egyptian Revolution isn’t over. Just ask Egyptian native, senior Ahmed Nassar, who has monitored news about the recent parliamentary elections. He seems unfazed by reports of rubber bullets fired on protesters of first-round results earlier this month. “This might seem chaotic, but it was as chaotic with the president before,” he said of ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. Unrest has centered over who will dominate the new parliament. The parliamentary vote, which continued mid-month and will last through January, appears to give an Islamic faction the upper hand. Nassar said he will support whichever group holds power because, in free elections, it is the Egyptian people who will have spoken for that party. “What really matters is that it’s a democratic process,” Nassar said. “So if a majority says, ‘in our opinion,

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on a set. Curry hopes the delay will allow freshmen to pick colors and stick with them. But freshman Emma Patron foresees problems. Spirit wear this year will be black and red, but will be in new class colors next year. “It’s a waste of money,” said Patron. ”We can’t buy spirit wear this year.” Some freshmen note having class colors now would unite the grade more than waiting would. Without class colors, they believe, freshmen will lose their sense of identity. “We won’t be able to represent our class as well,” said freshman Henry Harsell. Curry understands the freshman’s reaction. “The kids are upset about it, but it won’t affect them much.”

Speech team celebrated the win of junior Jill Turlington at a speech competition. After winter break, the speech team and debate team will merge into a Forensics Club, which meets Mondays and Fridays in room 306. New members are welcome. For the results of the latest Dec. 17 Forensics tournament, see our Web site.

CRACKED FLOOR The crack in the floor outside the satellite cafeteria will be fixed, but the procedure could be complicated, assistant principal John Billingslea said. The crack, caused by the weight of the new wing, will require that the floor be shaved down before retiling. No word on when the repair will begin.

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STAFF CHANGE Jonathon Arend has joined the world language staff, replacing Laura Warren, who resigned as a Latin I and II teacher this fall. Arend, who moved from Massachusetts last year, lives in Harford County and teaches part time at Harford Community College. He is qualified to teach Advanced Placement classes.

DUO HONORED Spanish teacher Jennifer Audlin and Biology teacher Scott Audlin were two of 25 teachers who received the Teacher’sAppreciation Award from the Muslim Community Support Services on Nov. 17. The award is given for teaching religious, ethnic and cultural diversity in Baltimore County Public Schools.

ALUMNUS KILLED Timothy Jordan Christensen, 20, a 2009 graduate, died in a car accident on Dec. 10. He was found in his overturned Jeep Cherokee on Sweet Air Road east of Jarrettsville Pike, where his car apparently went out of control and turned over after hitting a utility pole, a Baltimore County Police spokesman said. A private funeral mass was held at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Mt. Washington Dec. 15.


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Sleep depraved Trading in slack for more slack anna jensen, chief copy editor

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’m not d o i n g it,” a lethargic junior boy informs his friend. “I just have to turn in something, right? I’ll just scribble some total B.S. about Galileo discovering the moon, and I won’t have to do anything anymore.” His friend nods in total awe. This kid was on to something. Something called a loophole. This scenario is fictitious, although with wind of a new, up-and-coming institution on the minds of administrators, it’s probably an actuality. Beginning in the utopia of Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary High School, “mandatory” study halls have spread like a virus. Students who fail to complete their assignments in a timely fashion are cordially invited to put their noses to the grindstone and pop out all of their neglected work in a single session. “Our teachers felt that if our students would consistently do their homework, grades would automatically increase because students would have a better understanding of the material,” said the mastermind behind the idea, principal David Chambers of Cantwell. What happens is this: an administrator appoints an official overseer—someone to track the laziest students. Oh, so-and-so hasn’t done his

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How much of that is owed to the faithful comradery of plagiarism?

math homework. Tsk, tsk. This overseer would type up notifications for the slacking students— subpoenas demanding their presence at study hall. Other granted powers include the right to call parents, request parent conferences, place pupils on “academic probation” and, if worse comes to worst, expel them from the school for their lackadaisical ways. Under this system, all students must do to avoid the purgatory of study hall is turn in something. Naturally, chicken-scrawl on a scrap sheet of paper counts as mediocre effort, but effort nonetheless. Academic dishonesty will skyrocket too as students realize that all they have to do is copy their friends work to receive a completion grade. Chambers claimed that GPAs increased as a result of his project, but how much of that is owed to the faithful camaraderie of plagiarism? Yes, the Honor Board is mildly effective in combating this treachery, but the ugly reality is that we can’t stop all cases of it. And implementing a faulty program like mandatory study hall will only force the problem to multiply in the bumpy seats of school buses and busy lunch bathrooms. Let me be totally clear. There aren’t any plans to implement this program here. But that doesn’t mean people haven’t thought about it. Many teachers have remarked that such a system could be beneficial to failing students at Dulaney. So would smaller class sizes, but we had to cut 13.5 teacher positions last year. And if the budget is so tight, how could we afford to pay an overseer and the teachers forced to spend their free time supervising study halls instead of going home to their families? Any similar system at Dulaney would require creative adjustments to have a chance of effectiveness. And several other Baltimore County high schools offer study hall as a class. Perhaps we could follow their lead.

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aysha khan, features editor ross your fingers and hope that President Obama has his head screwed on straight. A new hot button bill in Congress, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), aims to swing the ax on online copyright infringement. But watch out for that pesky “side effects include” clause. OP-ART: lucy wang True, we need to amp up our protection of intellectual property. Too bad that the only way Congress can figure out how involves letting corporations blacklist Web sites accused of copyright violations. SOPA, currently being debated in the House, would shut down Web sites accused of copyright infringement. Search engines that didn’t block the site would be punished. Even legitimate and influential sites like Google, Tumblr, Facebook and YouTube would be crippled. Sounds like China, right? But it’s America–it would impact us. The Pirate Bay, Mediafire, BitTorrent, Megaupload -- gone. What’s the Internet without them? If I covered a song by Coldplay and posted it on YouTube, Capitol Records could allege a copyright violation and have YouTube shut down if my video wasn’t removed in five days. Oh—and I’d get a little jail time to ponder the magnitude of my sins. But don’t panic. Obama says he’ll veto the legislation if it ends up passing. I don’t think he’ll go back on his word,

seeing as the bill is hugely unpopular and wouldn’t help him in the upcoming 2012 elections. A related bill, the Protect IP Act (PIPA), has been put on hold after passing in the Senate. PIPA would let the government issue a court order against, and effectively drop an invisibility cloak on, Web sites accused of copyright infringement. The site would disappear from search engines, online advertising, etc. So, basically: Avada Kedavra. Despite that, Protect IP is an easier pill for the Internet to swallow. Its criteria for a punishable site are much more limited than SOPA’s. Still, it works with SOPA to blast online creativity and expression to smithereens. An alternative solution? Cut off the illegal site’s sources of funding instead of blocking the site. Lawmakers who support this less harsh solution have another idea, too. They suggest that SOPA ease up on general copyright violation, and focus on tackling the immediate problem: foreign sites selling illegal goods to America (for instance, Swedish-based site The Pirate Bay). These senators believe that this is an international commerce issue. We just need to adjust trade laws to keep up with the Internet economy. These senators have come together and written a proposal called, “Fighting the Unauthorized Trade of Digital Goods While Protecting Internet Security, Commerce and Speech.” A mouthful, but less of a choking hazard.

Writers tackle censorship with their poetry Inspired by the debate over the Stop Online Piracy Act, creative writing students offer these submissions. Senseless Censorship You can’t take our freedom, it makes us who we are. You can’t take our freedom, it stifles our wisdom. Censor me? Censor you? We will lose. Who is who? It serves. It’s our outlet. It gives us release. Whatever happened to “free speech”? Our country was founded on life and liberty We’re one step from feeding in cages like monkeys. Yes, Justin Bieber wouldn’t exist if SOPA did. But what is liberty worth? The money? NO. It’s worth Everything. Don’t you see? If you take this from us it will be the end of Humanity. So why don’t you use your SOPA to wash out YOUR mouth And stop trying to sew ours shut! –Anonymous

Censorship Tell me, how can it be that the ones who to set our voices free are also the villains who seek to silence with their pompous pens inking words which stifle our liberty to create to share to inspire The crowns have grown much too small for heads inflated by pride and a thirst for power that they do not own How can they sit on their chairs like kings when they are meant to be like us; To live on our level, to understand what we see and to correct what is unfair. Yet, from their own mouths the injustice spills. Spiraling our world into a disheartened tyranny. –Caroline Orth, sophomore

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Recession fuels debate over spending abroad jesse siegel, contributing writer n this tough e c o n o m i c environment, the United States’ foreign obligations and military spending have come under increasing scrutiny. Many have called for a reduction in support to foreign governments, a drastic cut to the bloated military budget and a general decrease in foreign involvement, usually emphasizing that the problems at home should come before all others. What this argument fails to recognize is that foreign obligations are as important to the domestic policy as the deficit. The United States still...

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sean browers, contributing writer he United States currently leads the world in military presence, occupying over 135 countries. We are currently engaged in combat with two countries. We have been involved in NATO’s bombings of Libya in the past year. And we have spent over one trillion dollars on the war in Iraq alone. Where is the logic in a country that is currently 44 trillion dollars in debt maintaining world-wide involvement? There is no way that our nation can continue any war, military involvement, or financial support of foreign governments. Having spent the better part of the past decade at war with Iraq...

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Staff editorial: Holidays should bring fun, not homework

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now slowly falls outside the windows, a fire roars in the fireplace, and cheery holiday music drifts up the stairs, mixed with laughter. The mood is delightful and the entire family is enjoying winter break—downstairs. But there’s too much due right after break ends. It’s not just about missing the party; many students’ families travel over winter vacation. The hassle of packing multiple textbooks, notebooks and binders makes traveling a trial for students. Yet teachers assign winter projects year after year. The dilemma compounds for seniors; Jan. 1 is the due date for most regular decision applications. For students who need to write essays and finish applications over the break, the addition of a project destroys any illusion that their “break” is for anything other than work. Many teachers will attempt to disguise it as an early warning, making the assignment due the week after break ends. Yet these projects require so much effort (and are so tedious) that the student is forced to start it over winter break. Other teachers don’t bother: their assignments are due the day students return. The pressure students have to deal with from these projects defeats the purpose of even having a vacation. We are supposed to be able to relax and enjoy ourselves without fear of due dates or grades sitting in the back of our heads. Teachers argue that if students manage their time, they only have to spend a little bit every day on their projects. Yet they manage to conveniently forget that students have six other classes, and not every teacher’s class is “the most important.” It’s not only wrong, but it’s also explicity prohibited. The Baltimore County Public School website states in its homework policy, “No holidays.” There should be no reason for teachers to assign projects and extensive homework over a holiday. If we can’t take the time to relax during a vacation, we won’t be ready to continue our work when we get back. Nobody wants that.

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thea zurek, staff writer hat do trained seals and typical students have in common? It’s not a love of fish or the affinity for balancing large red balls on their snouts. No. What unites students and aquatic mammals is that they’re both reward-motivated. The seal balances a ball on its nose and gets a fish; the Dulaney student completes all his or her assignments and receives an A. The difference between students and seals , though, is that a seal understands that its training and assigns little significance to performance. The student, conversely, has long forgotten the primary purpose of school (to learn) and has mistakenly attached absurd amounts of importance to the reward system. To students, school—that billion dollar industry intended to expand horizons and turn children into productive members of society—has one purpose: to stockpile as many A papers as possible. Don’t believe me? Observe hordes of students whining, squealing, pledging their first-born children to teachers for the measly price of rounding an 89.5

to a 90. If the students were more seal-like, they’d realize that, “89.5% or 90%, I still learned a lot from this class.” God forbid these poor students receive A’s instead of B’s! (And incidentally, who decided that the measure of students’ work should be represented by a letter? Can you imagine the conversations had this mastermind chosen fruit instead? Mr. Smith, you gave me a kumquat, but it’s almost a papaya, so can you just round it up?) I can hear the arguments now. Grades aren’t just scraps of paper or tropical fruit! They determine your academic future! If you’ve done all the work responsible for an A, don’t you deserve one? To which I respond, oh, grow up. One B isn’t going to dash your hopes of getting into college. As for entitlement issues, all that studying taught you valuable life skills, expanded your cultural horizons and gave you the priceless gift of knowledge. You can either appreciate that and be happy and seallike, or be miserable in your nonsensical quest for alphanumerical symbols. Me? I’ll choose happiness. Arf arf.

Letters to the editor The holiday season is always enjoyable. The chance of a snow day, the reunions with family members and the Christmas carols reverberating in my head all contribute to Christmas being the most wonderful time of the year; however, my favorite part about the holidays is being bombarded by advertisements of every kind for some sale or the other. Every year, Christmas is preceded by the same tidal wave of consumer-herding in which there is a very clear reflection of the exorbitant commercialism associated with the season. Starting with blockbuster deals and jaw-busting consumers on Black Friday, the nation’s consumers reacquaint themselves with their addiction to spending. Sales over here, discounts over there, buy-get-one-free bargains scattered over every mall like dirt in a pig-sty, and virtually everyone with more than $50 in savings starts buying. With those unbelievable deals and so much to buy, who cares about those reunions? I modestly propose a solution to all the juggling that the holiday season brings. To consume the vast quantities, there is a steep monetary consideration; therefore, create a December spending fund (what you called a piggy bank when you were five). Deposit some amount in January, and keep putting money into it until December, by which time you will have accumulated enough money to spend like an alcoholic in a liquor store. Of course, no Christmas is perfect unless those neighbors outdo your Christmas decorations, so you ought to create an “outdo-the-neighbors” fund as well. Now, if you are unable to save adequately through the year, I have yet another solution; use the money for the grandparent’s annual Christmas visit for your two, clearly more important, funds. There is no need to worry about not seeing your grandparents; there’s a reason summer vacation has fewer occasions for sales. These simple steps will ensure that your Christmas will be perfect; that is, other than the vast amounts of green and red involved. I remember watching a travel documentary about the way Christmas is celebrated throughout Europe. The practices are diverse, but there was one common thread; the celebrations were centered on family values rather than the fanfare of decorations and presents. While I am not opposed to taking advantage of holiday sales, I find the unbelievable emphasis on the commercial side to Christmas in the US disappointing. –Shoutik Mukherjee, senior

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Lions fall short to the Loyola Dons kevin roughan & drew van wagner, staff writers or the Lions, it all seemed hopeful at the beginning. The game plan was to shut down the Loyola Dons’ dominant man and limit his offensive skills with strong physical play. The end of the first quarter tallied the Dons 10 points ahead; however, a comeback in the second quarter was in store for the fans. The enormous crowd carried the momentum for a seemingly revived offense. The energy spiked after junior Gavan Scanlan sank a much-needed basket, followed by a trip to the line. The excitement only grew as he ripped the ball away from

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an enemy player and zipped to the opposing basket on a sudden breakaway. Two minutes before the second half, the Dons rallied and halted the Lions’ scoring opportunities. Down by 22 points, the tension on the bench foreshadowed a comeback in the second half. “Bad half court defense and forced turnovers put us down in the first half,” junior Zach Hill said. Nevertheless, the Lions strategized for the second half. “We dug a hole against a disciplined team in Loyola. We needed to fight and stay out of foul trouble. Getting stops and making shots was important to a second half turn-around,”

varsity coach Matt Lochte said. The Dons continued to drain their shots from all over the court. The Lions’ defense had a hard time containing the speedy Loyola guards and their aggressive post play. The Lions decreased the deficit in the 3rd quarter, but were not able to pull within single digits. The fans were unable to shape the outcome of the game, as the Lions fell in front of their home crowd, 65 to 43. Leading the way in scoring was Hill with 19 points. When asked about what the Lions have to improve on, Lochte said, “Rebounding the basketball, we have to increase our offensive possessions. It’s our job to weather the storm.”

Athletes of the Month Gaines sparkles on track

keaton myers, staff writer great love for the outdoors and a little convincing from her friends brought senior Diamond Gaines to join track when she came to Dulaney. As one could expect, running can become monotonous. But not when Gaines is around. Diamond is known photo by jen siegel around the team as a grounded runner, one who paces herself well. Having run indoor and outdoor track every year since she was a freshman—along with two years of cross country experience, Gaines is experienced and knows how to race. “She’s clutch. At the cross country state meet this year she had her best run. She comes through when there’s a lot of pressure on her.” Boyle said. “Yesterday, we practiced in really bad rain. Diamond was splashing around in the puddles before practice, and instead of complaining she made the most of it.” “She has the endurance necessary for the 800,” senior runner Malcolm Peacock said. “She’s a good natural sprinter. She should run [that race] all the time.” Along with team dinners involving lots of pasta, bread and water, Gaines sleeps in her uniform the night before as a part of her ritual. Gaines brings a playful element to the running team all year. At a team dinner, she sang karaoke to Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair.” She added a Michael Jackson signature dance move halfway through. “Diamond’s really fun and friendly, and talks to everybody we run by,” senior Emily Oliver said. “She likes to cuddle before meets if it’s cold.” “She’s loud and jokes around a lot, makes boring things really fun,” sophomore Isabel Griffith said. “She’s laid back, but she loves to work hard. People look to her for a leader.”

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Hoffman wired to win Juniors Gavan Scanlan and Robert Picka elevate for the rebound during the first quarter of the Lions’ game against Loyola on Dec. 9. The Lions lost 63-45. photo by jen siegel

Trevor’s Turn: anticipating victories this winter

trevor morgenwestrick, staff writer n recent years, Catonsville and Hereford high schools have dominated in winter track. But this year, coach Chad Boyle insists that the Lions will be serious competitors

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in the county, region, and state. Over the last three years, sprinters, distance runners, and throwers have improved. But this year there is a shortage of pole-vaulters and the team needs underclassmen to step up and fill the position. Spectators of the boys’ team should watch out for seniors Carus Cookman

and Robert Hylton as well as junior Travis Washington. No doubt, they have the potential to excel. For the Lady Lions, watch out for juniors Kaeli O’Connor and Iman Gaylord along with sophomore Isabelle Griffith for their leadership. For more prognostications, see our Web site.

New rule has athletes see to a better average lorrie sinibaldi, news editor & keaton myers, staff writer oaches and athletes here generally support the state school board’s recommended 2.0 minimum grade point average for student athletes. The ruling, passed Dec. 6 on a 10-2 vote, gives local school boards the option of implementing the requirement. “For a high school, there should be some type of minimum,” field hockey coach Kendra Zeller said upon learning of the vote. But she added that that the suggested minimum will have little effect on field hockey players, who are traditionally strong at academics. Several coaches concur. Athletic director Mike Lafferty noted that only 3 percent of athletes here did not maintain at least a C average during the 2011 fall season. Baltimore County Public Schools do not mandate a minimum grade point average. Instead students who fail more than one class during a previous marking period are not eligible to play. Some dissenters on the school board suggested that setting a C minimum for athletes might harm struggling students, often motivated to stay in school because of sports. But Lafferty

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and several others here see potential in the ruling. “The goal is not to keep athletes out

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an entire season,” Lafferty said. “It’s to get better grades.” Basketball coach Matt Lochte agreed

and said that the recommendation would help students and the school. “I think it’ll bump up the school’s overall GPA,” Lochte said. “It shouldn’t decrease the number of students trying to play sports.” Still, at least one coach suggested the academic standards could be more equitable. “There should be some grade requirement for clubs,” junior varsity basketball coach Ryan Wolfsheimer said. Track coach Chad Boyle had reservations as well. “A student taking a difficult class might be scared of it,” he said. But varsity football player Tyler Marvel supports the change. “Even if it means taking a player out of a sport just to help them do better and exceed in their future, then that’s what has to be done.” Stats for the 411 fall athletes 76 percent: All-Academic - 3.0 or better 60 percent: Minds in Motion 3.25 of better 19 percent: Dulaney’s Scholar Athlete Award – 3.75 or better

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kathy albornoz, sports editor osing is the worst. When you lose in wrestling, it’s like nothing else. You can’t blame anyone but yourself,” said varsity wrestling team captain, Pat Hoffman. The junior’s competitive nature is one of many reasons why he chose to photo by jen siegel wrestle. In fifth grade, his father, a former high school wrestler himself, introduced Hoffman and his brother to the sport. Hoffman has continued with it since. As captain, Hoffman explains that his job is to motivate his teammates especially when it comes to cutting weight. He does this by staying positive and showing his teammates that he is working hard to. At 134 pounds, Hoffman needs to cut 6 pounds in order to reach his target weight of 128. In order to shed that weight he plans on eating salads for dinner and power bars for breakfast and make practice intense. According to Hoffman’s co-captains, senior Devin Cherry and junior Anthony Apicella, Hoffman’s dedication and devotion to the sport have not gone unnoticed by his teammates or coaches. “Out of all three captains he’s definitely the leader—he’s the most serious, and he keeps the team motivated,” said Cherry. “Pat has a great attitude and relates well with his teammates. They seem to respond positively to his leadership,” said head coach Desi McNelis. As the season kicks off, Hoffman looks forward to the upcoming matches. He plans on taking down his opponents with various combinations including his favorite: the Mills tilt. He describes the combination as his “go-to move.” “I use it to get a bigger lead for the team or to catch up,” said Hoffman. Wrestling is both a team and an individual sport. Hoffman notes that what one does in a match contributes to the team overall, so winning is something truly special. “Winning is the greatest feeling, because you did it on your own for the team.”

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Winner declared in yogurt taste test

december 21, 2011

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cara henning & alex calder, staff writers s torturous as it may seem, travelling from eatery to eatery testing the new self-serve frozen yogurt was a job someone had to do. There is no competition when it comes to the best frozen yogurt joint in town; the winner is Tutti Frutti due to its low price, convenient location and friendly workers. With prices at 45 cents an ounce and 12 flavors to choose from, Tutti Frutti continues to be the local teen hangout. The frozen yogurt legend has over 38 toppings, varying from fruit to candy. To make things even better, Tutti Frutti has a delightful staff of fellow students that make the experience extremely welcoming. To add to the ambiance are the pastel green and orange walls, flourescent tables and spinning stools. This cheery atmosphere makes your yogurt even better. With seating for over 40 people and plenty of standing room, there is no rush to leave this yogurt haven. Having tested the original tart flavor from three competing locations, Tutti Frutti came out on top, having the perfect blend of yogurt and creamy flavors. The smooth texture and perfect consistency make this delectable treat the best of the bunch. Soyo Frozen Yogurt and Delights at 11205 York Rd

in Cockeysville is bringing competition to the popular Tutti Frutti. Soyo has 10 different flavors and also offers smoothies and bubble tea. The new eatery has an Asian atmosphere, resembling a bat cave with dark purple walls. The taste of the original flavor was similar to Tutti Frutti, but the atmosphere and the 51 cent per ounce price put Soyo in second place. Yogoya, the last place contender failed to impress the yogurt critics with its tiny and awkward location. Yogoya lacks flavor variety, offering only 8, but makes a comeback with offering over 59 toppings! Yogoya offers yogurt that is extra tart. The original flavor was not as creamy and smooth as the others. It was rather icy and more harshly flavored, overall leaving an unusual aftertaste in your mouth. But if you are looking for a quiet hangout, Yogoya offers coffee, cupcakes and free Wi-Fi. The yogurt options are endless, but take it from a pro and eat at Tutti Frutti! Tutti Frutti: 10128 York Rd, Cockeysville (410)-666-0022 Soyo: 11205 York Rd, Cockeysville (410)-527-0928 Yogoya: 2046 York Rd, Cockeysville (410)-616-9547

Females lacing up masculine footwear this season

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rayna robinson, staff writer rom loafers to Doc Martens, it’s a man’s world as far as ladies footwear is concerned this winter. Oxfords were the pioneer of this masculine trend back around 2008 when they graced the runways of Dolce & Gabbana and BCBG, with loafers following shortly after. Junior Lisa Ann Tang sports her black and silver platform oxfords with jeans and a T-shirt. “You don’t really have to do much because they’re really loud shoes. They stand out well on their own,� Tang said. Sophomore Emily Slaughter said she spent more than $100 on her black Doc Martens. Why? “I couldn’t wait to wear them with

Creepers as well as Doc Marten boots and platform oxfords appear in classrooms and hallways (left to right). photos by emily park

dresses,� she said, noting the irony of the look. The trend for particularly unfeminine footwear over the past few years is at its all time high with its new addition to the bunch: creepers. Creepers are thick-soled shoes originally worn by soldiers in North

Africa during World War II. They then trickled their way down into the fashion world. Most recently, they appeared in the 1990s as a part of the Grunge Era. Today, they’ve made their way back to the catwalks of designers like Prada, Alexander Wang, Sonia Rykiel and

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Balenciaga, to name a few. Now, if you’re feeling a little reluctant to wear masculine shoes, in fear of looking like Jo Brand, it’s actually fairly simple. You can soften this masculine look by adding playful prints or by showing some leg. Sophomore Julia Higham, who has been wearing oxfords for a year, said, “Sometimes I wear them with tights and skirt, other times I wear them with jeans and a blazer. They go well with everything.� As for creepers, junior Emily Park finds her pair to be both stylish and beneficial. “I wear them a lot because I’m 5 feet, and they give me a couple inches, so when I’m with my friends I’m like, ‘Hey guys, I grew a couple inches overnight!’�


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An artist among us:

Dabbling in dancing and more

alex calder and yasmine hopkins, staff writers orget the stereotype of an all-girl dance program. Male dancer and junior Michael Burroughs is redefining the norm and proving that boys have what it takes to be dancers. Burroughs is a member of Dance IV and the D-Rockaz. Outside of school, he dances with the local dance team B-Boyz at Baltimore’s annual Artscape near Meye Roff. At his old high school, dancing was common among both boys and girls. Burroughs admits that at first, it was weird being the only boy in class. But now he seems to fit in perfectly with the other girls in the class. “He doesn’t feel like an outsider,� fellow classmate senior Nia Jones said. “He embraces it.� Jones and Burroughs agree that more boys should participate in dance. Burroughs is not

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Junior Michael Burroughs, the only male member of his dance class, shows off his skills in a modern dance routine. Burroughs is also involved in music and drawing. photo by emily park

only a talented dancer, but his artistic abilities extend to drawing and performing music as well. “Drawing, dancing, and making music are what define me,� said Burroughs. “I could never see myself doing anything else.� Burroughs, who says he remembers doing the moon walk at the Inner Harbor, became involved with music and dance at age five. Following in his mother’s footsteps, who plays piano and sings, Burroughs plans to continue assembling music and making himself known throughout Baltimore. He plans to attend an art college, and says that if he ever becomes famous, he will remember the other struggling artists who have helped him and bring them into fame with him. Currently, Borroughs is working on his new mix tape, “All Black Movement.� He could be the next big star, but only time can tell if that is the case.

Online coupons: save money or waste time?

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shannen driscoll, staff writer ommercials advertising every-thing from skydiving to salsa lessons first lured students to check out websites like LivingSocial and Groupon. But it was the bona fide deals that kept them hooked. For teenagers on a budget, saving an extra buck here and there can mean additional money for college or— more immediately—for gas. Groupon, the original discount service, was created by a young college student and launched in November 2008. As of October 2010, the website registered 35 million users around the world, and its popularity led to similar websites trailing

after its shadow. “They usually have really awesome reductions on handbags,� senior Renee Sander said. “It’s like an online party of deals.� Economics teacher Laura Turner and her daughter, Michelle Wherley, helped to shed some light on how these sites work. “The customers can actually feel like they’re getting deals during this longlasting recession,� Turner said. Wherley added that consumers can get a bargain while providers get a new audience. The audience checking out these sites consists of money-saving parents and students.

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“My mom and I love to get those deals!� senior Caroline Davis said. But reviews are mixed on just how easy and beneficial these websites prove for people in a rush. “I tried printing those things out but you have to do all this stupid stuff. It’s a waste of time and money,� senior Sheridan Doan said. Turner agreed that the time it takes to find the right deals may cause these websites to lose their popularity. “Though I guess if you got what you thought were amazing deals, you’d be more inclined to keep using these sites,� said Turner.

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boutique.� Cheapskate is a style-based store, said Elliot. Rather than look at the brand, Cheapskate considers the style when appraising clothes. Is it current? Is it lasting? Does it look like it came from an old lady’s closet? Brand does come into play when pricing the items, but it’s not a major factor. There was barely a difference when comparing a dress from FreePeople to one of Mossimo —a Target brand. So what did I buy? A wide-sleeved, kneelength dress ($16.99) and a flowing black tube top ($7.99), both from FreePeople, and an army green tank top embellished with beads and sequins ($4.99) from American Rag. Considering I bought three articles of name brand clothing, I’d say it is entirely possible to purchase an outfit for 30 dollars. And the more ambitious among you will be pleased to know that Cheapskate has a built-in system to fuel your shopping drive. You can sell your old clothes! The clothes cannot have obvious stains or rips, be in a children’s size, or be a dated style. Cheapskate will appraise and either pay the shopper cash, or 25 percent more than that in store credit on the spot. Generally, Cheapskate pays between 25 and 30 percent of what it can re-sell the piece at. So on the same day, I brought my eighth grade Forever21 graduation dress. I didn’t expect much, but I was pleasantly surprised. For the dress I could have received either five dollars in store credit or four dollars in cash- but it was snowing outside and there happened to be a Starbucks next door. So I took the cash and bought myself a well-deserved caramel machiatto after my long hours of shopping. Uptown Cheapskate is located at 1830 York Rd Suite D, Timonium 21093.


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Beyond the Lions’ Den:

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amna zehra, co-editor ook in the 1965 yearbook, ‘79 graduate and Alumni Association president Sue Jeter pointed out. You’ll see there’s no golf course, no cemetery, none of that. It’s a cool picture— remarkably unlike the Dulaney we all know and love today. But not everything is different. “I felt at home the day we got here,” Jeter said, fondly recollecting her days in high school. The first novelty? Seeing a bunch of guys with lacrosse sticks at registration. She had never heard of lacrosse before. “I thought we had moved to a foreign country,” Jeter said of the experience. “I later learned Dulaney was a lax

Sue Jeter, who said she enjoyed her vacation home in Cambridge as a getaway, displays a rockfish that she caught in the Chesapeake. photo from jeter (above) and yearbook (left)

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‘79 alum plans school’s 50th

powerhouse.” Jeter recalled how academic the school was, along with the variety of sports and clubs that were offered. In particular, she enjoyed playing piccolo in the marching band and running track with friends. Jeter also remembered hearing strange comments about how going to Dulaney was akin to being at a “fancy, expensive club.” To which she replied, “Huh?” Jeter became the president of the alumni association five years ago when she got involved in the PTA. According to her, there are about 20,000 alumni out there. The Association is still under development, and they’re always looking for help. Every year, they pitch a tent at

the Homecoming game and display old yearbooks. “I thought, ‘you know, it’s my school, too.’ That’s when I started,” Jeter said of her involvement with the Alumni Association, adding, “Dulaney still had a good reputation for education.” Currently, she is working on plans for Dulaney’s 50th anniversary with the Alumni Association. She is looking for alumni who can share stories for the book the association is compiling. Have suggestions for sites to celebrate the school’s 50th? Send ideas for monthly celebrations, which begin in January, to smjeter@att.net

Kutcher could be better charlotte meredith, staff writer (Jon Cyer), soaking wet from a suicide eep trying. That’s my advice to attempt in the Pacific. But Kutcher Ashton Kutcher, who’s attempting couldn’t hold the scene’s momentum. to fill the shoes of Charlie Sheen on the His quippy comments were the only CBS TV show “Two and a Half Men.” thing that kept him above water. With his awkward moments and True, for fans my age, Kutcher is a quirky sense of humor, Kutcher makes much younger, more attractive man at best a decent impression during his than Sheen, but he has a fundamental first season of the Emmy problem. I catch him acting award-winning show. all the time when I wish – Let’s be honest. Sheen like Sheen – he could just was the man on the show, portray his role by being one of the most hilarious his regular self. While guys I ‘ve ever watched on Sheen was still on the TV. With his womanizing air, it felt like he was just ways on screen (much like living his life on screen. in real life), he epitomized It felt like I was watching bad boy, which explains a reality show, which I his record $1.8 million loved. paycheck per episode. Don’t get me wrong, But when Sheen’s Kutcher is a funny guy, erratic behavior began Ashton Kutcher appears at but nothing in comparison early this year, causing the a press conference earlier to Sheen. It might be the year. show to go on a hiatus, I this fact that Kutcher doesn’t photo from usmagazine.com. knew he wasn’t long for have a life like Sheen’s. Yes, the airwaves. Now it’s he cheated on Demi Moore, Kutcher’s college drop-out, billionaire causing the demise of his marriage. software inventor who rounds out the And he looks impish in his camera 2.5 men. commercials. But he’s not nearly as Kutcher’s first appearance on the show fascinating to watch as the erratic drug had its moments. In particular, I relished addict Sheen. the point when he was staring at Alan I guess I just got spoiled.

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Sophomore Keegan Colgrove sketches the face on his monumental self portrait outside room 316 on Dec. 1. He and other second level fine arts students created the portraits from words expressing things they value. Instructor Dena Voluse said the project develops artistic identity and enables students to get to know each other. photo by anna jensen

Tweeting is not just for birds

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amna zehra, co-editor goes on in friends’ lives. witter has arrived. “I tweet to update my life,” said senior Alex On a routine day in English class, Freas, who also follows entertaining users students read literature, analyze such as DHSGirlProbs, myawkwardtweet, poetry and in some cases, Tweet. Helen Keller, and Voldemort. Case in point. One November morning, Senior Min Kim uses Twitter to stay two senior girls chatted about the latest on informed about the sports world; he said the Twitter account DHSGirlProbs. that breaking news is usually updated on The online social network allows users Twitter before any other source. to read and write posts of 140 characters “I predict outcomes on games, re-tweet or less, otherwise known as “tweets.” important breaking information and tweet Perhaps Twitter’s emphasis on brevity is whatever comes to mind,” Kim said. what attracts most students. Teachers also use Twitter to keep up with “I like Twitter because it is to the point, sports. deliberate, simple and fun,” senior “I usually do not post, but like to read Stephen Tasselmyer said what others are saying. I only follow the Generally, celebrities and news sites use Ravens, NFL and a few Ravens players,” Twitter to keep followers updated about math teacher Nancy Reigle said. the latest developments. Other teachers use As of 2011, Twitter Twitter to stay involved has 300 million users in school activities. who generate over Physical education 300 million tweets per teacher Ryan Wolfday with 17 percent of sheimer said that Twitter users under 18, he uses Twitter to according to a report keep up with Duladone by the Pew ney‘s basketball and Research Center. baseball. Most Dulaney stud“I sometimes tweet ents use Twitter to stay coaching thoughts, up to date with sports, philosophy or ideas,” celebrities and—most Wolfsheimer said. importantly—friends. It seems as though A student checks the latest tweets on For more of the story, Twitter is the easiest DHSGirlProbs. visit our Web site. way to know what photo by ben gelman

Loving the look of long locks to which he replied with his major katie evans, staff writer have the longest hair there,” senior hair cut in the end of September. The Nick Barragan said about his job at company that makes Pert Plus hair products recently did a Facebook Cohen’s Clothiers. Even though his parents opposed his survey about Brady’s former long hair. 63 percent of those who voted long hair, claiming it was said they preferred Brady not ideal for finding a job, with a short hairdo. Barragan was hired on the Other people of the Internet spot. are in forceful opposition, Barragan and several males calling long hair on men at Dulaney sport similar sexy. locks to those of many At school, much attention celebrities. The 70s’ style is focused on stereotypes is back, but most students associated with the style, attribute their long hair to such as metal head, emo and gaining personal freedom. “People tell me that if I got Above: Nick Barragan hippie. “But that’s not true because a top hat, I would look like Below: Connor Simke photos by jen siegel I have a job,” senior Nick Slash,” junior Calvin Chin Anthony said in response said, who has hair measuring to the hippie stereotype. about a foot in tight curls. Anthony, who has long He started growing his hair dreadlocks, has faced this for out in seventh grade, and much of his life because he his reasons were far from started growing his hair out trendy. in fourth grade. “I’ve always wanted to Besides the obvious aesthetic go against standards and issue of hair, it can be a lot to expectations,” Chin said. manage. Some guys such as Chin’s friend, junior Dan senior Connor Simke have Dorman, with hair measuring discovered this setback. about 11 inches, reasons that “Hair is a pain, I think about shaving his hair just doesn’t look good short. “I buzzed it once freshman year. my head at least once a day.” Simke Now, I’m never getting a haircut,” said said. Despite the conflict between whether Dorman, who reports that his dad has to cut or not to cut, the long haired men hair that is almost twice as long as his. Some bloggers are calling Tom Brady’s all agree on hair advice. “Shampoo… a lot,” Dorman said. hair “criminal to his high cheekbones,”

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The December 2011 edition of the Dulaney High School's student-produced newspaper, The Griffin.

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