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East High School 815 E 13th St. Des Moines, IA 50317 Des Moines Public Schools

Vol 82/Issue 4


Health issue

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IG: EastScroll

Issue #4

#GameDay Co-Editors in Chief Natalie Flores Tyler Vail


Jordan Gerke Kendrew Panyanouvong Ethan Rustan Aron Mota Robles Jeilah Seely Krystalann Rand Alex Underwood Brian Rivera Chelsie Smith Staffers Emma Stanley Shareece Burrell Blake Sunkle Samora Clay Jazmin Torres Taylor Davis Kaitlyn Vance Jackie Gabriel Vacengleng Vang Keesha Gaines Photographers Lane Galvin Brian Chang Dezejanee Hall Zaira Aleman Austin J. Haus Adviser Samuel Hansen Jaylin James Natalie Niemeyer Jessa May Principal Summer Mills Steve Johns

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DISTRICT EDUCATIONAL LETTER POLICY The Scroll welcomes letters but reserves the right EQUALITY STATEMENT The Des Moines Public Schools prohibits discrimination in educational and employment prog rams and activities based on age, race, creed, color, sex, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. In addition, the District prohibits acts of intolerance or harassment toward employees or students that are not related to the individual’s employment or education.


Ads are available in quarter page, half page and full page sizes. Ad inquiries should be directed to Natalie Niemeyer at The Scroll reserves the right to reject ads deemed not in the best interest of East students. The paper is printed every four weeks by Wilcox Printing in Madrid, IA.

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to edit for space as needed. Outside contributions are subject to the usual restrictions of libel and obscenity and must conform to general paper policy, which is available upon request. Signed commentaries represent personal opinions, not views of the staff. Also, your letter needs to include your full name and grade. Unsigned letters can not be printed. You can deliver your letter to Natalie Niemeyer in room 3060N.

NOTE: All contents are the product of the EHS newspaper production staff. Occasional stories are contributed from the Journalism Intern program.

The Scroll is a public forum for student expression.

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ObamaCare unfolded and uncovered

Read and learn about how many calories you could be drinking daily

East High Art Outlet: Into the mind of artist Echo Kermode

Self-Image: who decides what image is?

Concussions: Recovery and treatment for concussions

Student spotlight: Hockey player/ East Scarlet Kyle Wadden

Winter sports highlights

Reviews: What is really worth your time?





Work out supplements 101 How sick is sick? You could have more than just a cold March 5, 2014

Read what the Scroll staff had to say about these topics

Sophomore Mercy Toluwalase holds “The Tree Pose” in the Yoga room located above the weight room. It is instructed by Mrs. Fensternann.

#Scroll Selfie Olympics photo/N. Flores

Pages Editor/ N. Flores, S. Bohmke

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Senior Spotlight Can I room with you?

Its time to talk about college housing, and whether or not you should room with your bestie or a complete stranger. East alumni who are current freshmen in college share their roomie thoughts and experiences. “I roomed with a complete stranger.

Hannah Bailey/Freshman, SDSU

I chose this because I decided to go to school in South Dakota where I only knew one other person and so I thought that this would be a great way for me to meet new people. It ended up working out really well for me. My roommate and I get along pretty well. I personally think that going with a random roommate was one of the best decisions I made.” -Hannah Bailey

“I have lived in the dorms two years

Brennan Lawrence/Junior, U of I

now, choosing a random roommate both times. I chose to go with a random roommate the first year because I honestly did not know many people going to my school and I feel that most people who room with their best friends from high school end up ruining the friendship one way or another.” -Brennan Lawrence

“I was lucky enough to room with

Hunter Hall/Freshman, ISU

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two of my good friends from high school. We swam together, and worked together at the pool as lifeguards. So far it’s working out great and we don’t hate each other. I would recommend finding someone you know you room with, but meeting new people is one of the best parts of college.” -Hunter Hall Page Editor/ C. Smith J. Seely

What is Obamacare?

Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act) is a US law aimed at reforming the American health care system story/ D. Hall


oo many people in Iowa, ObamaCare is very confusing. Everything from the cost, to the actual coverage, and the age you have to be to qualify. All of this can make it difficult for teens to apply for health insurance. Anyone can ask “What is ObamaCare?,” but they’ll never get a straight answer. “ I don’t know what Obamacare is, doesn’t catch my attention,” freshman Rena Harris said. A recent study showed the price for a 21-yearold buying a mid-range policy will average about $270 a month before cost assistance. With cost assistance that 21-yearold could pay much less. Cost assistance deduct the cost of insurance. President Obama and his team have created an online marketplace, for those applying for health insurance, so they can choose what insurance is most affordable for them. For more infromation visit March 5, 2014


Thanks to Obamacare, nearly

6 IN 10


without health insurance could get coverage for


LESS in 2014.

85%-90% of

Americans already have health insurance.

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In 2016, insurance will


average per adult,


for minors, and


about per family.

Minors are able to stay on their parent’s insurance until they’re



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egetarianism and veganism are very alike yet they also have their differences. Both dietary plans include not eating meat, but veganism takes anything from the animal out of their daily eating routine. Like milk, eggs, cheese, etc. These foods hold important nutrients that your body needs. So how can you get the protein and other dietary needs with a veggie diet?

Brandon Frias

Apple Amos

Senior, vegetarian.

Junior, vegan.

Q: A:

Why did you choose to become a vegetarian?

Q: A:

Q: A:

How do you supplement the nutrients you miss out on from not eating meat?

My parents are nutritionists, it’s a part of my religion (Seven Day Adventists Reform Movement), but it was also a personal decision.

Protein shakes hold a lot of the nutrients I need. And I also eat a lot of Soy meat, which actually holds more protein than meat.

Breakfast - Protein shake. Lunch - Subway/ traditional Mexican plate (tacos, enchiladas, etc.) Dinner - Fruit with yogurt.

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Q: A:

Why did you choose to go on a vegan diet? Animal reasons, I saw the way they abused animals at the plants and it was wrong. It’s also a healthier way of eating. How do you get the nutrients you miss out on from not eating animal products? I would take a daily vitamin with the things I needed, and also drank a lot of Soy milk, which holds necessities as well.

Breakfast - Bagel with jelly and Almond milk. Lunch - Veggie sandwich, fries, and orange juice. Dinner - Homemade vegan pizza.

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Eastside thrives

What are kids munching at East munching on during lunch time? story/Kendrew Panyanouvong


t’s the part of the day students and staff look forward to the most: lunch time. East High School is surrounded by booming fast food restaurants, and most just takes a simple walk to get there, which many students with no cars during lunch typically do. From McDonalds to Subway, or maybe if you’re feeling donuts or Chinese, the area surrounding our school has endless possibilities. Although there are more than a great variety of food places around the Eastside, not all are the healthiest. There has been a trend of certain types of food that

students eat during their lunch break; such as Takis, Brisk, Hot Cheetos, Subway cookies, M c C h i c k e n ’s , and Arizona tea. A trip to the local Oasis, McDonalds, Subway, Fawns Asian Cusiune, Burger King, Arby’s, or Daylight Donuts is just a couple minutes from the front entrance of the school. These businesses thrive off the students who visit religiously. The kids at East serve as these businesses number on customers throughout the day, keeping most exceptionally busy during lunch time hours.

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photos/Kendrew Panyanouvong Page Editor/ K. Panyanouvong

Hot Cheetos

Calories: 640 per ONE medium sized bag Total fat: 11g


Calories: 210 per can Sugar: 17g


Calories: 1350 per ONE large sized bag Total fat: 8g


Calories: 210 per bottle Sugar: 22g per bottle

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Q&A with Iris KP: Where do you typically go to lunch on the daily? IL: I usually go to Subway, Oasis, or Daylight Donuts. If it’s too cold outside I’ll eat at school. KP: What is something you usually get? IL: Takis and those 50 cent cookies at Oasis, or Hot Cheeto Puffs. KP: Why do you prefer the Hot Cheeto Puffs over IL: I like the puff ones better because they’re big and fat. The regular/fries are smaller and harder to chew.

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The East High Art Outlet is dedicated to bringing artistic ability to the Scroll photo/story/Jordan Gerke

Behind the mind Echo Kermoade explains how she uses art as a way to relieve stress Q: How long have you been drawing? A: A long time. I’ve always taken art classes in

AP Chemistry and AP Physics teacher Mrs. Hamman draws a still life image of her keys.

“You have to want to do it. You don’t have to draw any ‘messages’ you just have to draw what you feel.” -Echo Kermoade page 10 / art

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school. Q: Do you use art as an outlet to help get rid of stress? If so, how? A: Yes. It’s more of a way to express myself and the way I’m feeling at the moment. Q: What do you often like to draw? A: Depending on the way I feel. For example, sad, I rather draw still life because it gives me something to focus on other than drowning in my emotional state. Q: What inspires you to draw? Any past experiences or inspirational people? A: Honestly I go by quotes and what people tell me and what I believe in and I try to use that as a message. Q: What sort of stressful things do you try to relieve through art? A: Usually...sadness, and loneliness. It’s kind of the same thing to me. Q: If someone else wanted to relieve stress through artwork, what sort of advice would you give them? A: If you’re trying, then you have to be in the mood. You have to want to do it. You don’t have to draw any ‘messages’ you just have to draw what you feel. Q: Is there anything you want to add? A: You don’t always have to draw. You can see art and it might move you differently than it moves me.

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Dear Keesha, Ever y ti me I sit down to getting distracte s d by m tudy I end up falling a y phone sle , TV, or study ro ep. How can I develop utine th a good at work s and th at I can stick to? I am go ing to b e straigh advice I will be g t up ab iving you ou I am m ost likely on this q t the ue g about th is particu oing to be hyp stion. ocr lar this beca use I am subject. I am tell itical ing you guilty of My mom the sam confront e thing. s me all my poor study ha t h e t im e about bits. Just because I don’t .. .

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How can I convince my mom to let me get a tattoo? My dad is totally fine with it. I’m 16 years old. I can get it done without her knowing because she lives out of town, but I don’t want to be disrespectful.

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Students at East High school stru ggle to stay focused on th eir school working while being entertained by social media.

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for f o d u o at do y

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You can try and convince her by giving her something in return. Promise that you will aim for better grades this semester. How about your birthday? Is your birthday or an important event coming up soon? You should convince her why you want the tattoo; what is the meaning behind it and what it means to you.

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Perception of Perfection


Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s perfection after all?

“Everyone is beautiful in their own way. I don’t care how you look or what kind of clothes you wear, there is always something beautiful about someone. Never let anyone tell you differently.” Junior Angelica Freeman

Junior, Cierra Cantrell

How stress can affect your daily routine and ways to cope with it. Students take on more stress than they can handle, leaving an impact on their mental/physical health.



ou wake up in the “I don’t want to change, morning and take a I feel that everyone is made look in the mirror. the way they are, and if you You point out your flaws, change it you will be changing bushy eye-brows, pale skin, your(self-image) the rest and you’re breaking out. of your life,” Brazzle said. What a disaster. But why are A persons self-image is the negatives the first to come the mental picture generally to mind? There are plenty of a kind that is quite resistant good things about you that to change. Some people don’t see, and are probably are actually open to change impossible to see because they and are quick to jump to can’t be seen from the outside. an opportunity to change. There are people who “Society makes people aren’t very do more and “Society confident about more to fit in, their appearance, makes people like they have but there are do more and a big standard people who are and to live up to,” that’s important. more to fit in, senior Dillion “If I’m not like they have Glass said. confident, how Now some will I expect a big standard people don’t others to treat me to live up to.” know why with respect?” they don’t -Dillion Glass like what they s o p h o m o r e Jahleel Brazzle said. see. Maybe its because There are always mirrors they don’t like it on them. reflecting to us an image Nobody can really explain it. of ourselves. When you “ I see myself as a girl who see your flaws and want to could be better. I put myself change them, do you ever down a lot on how I see see them as uniqueness? myself, I’m not sure why I do. I

always wish I could be better,” junior Angelica Freeman said. Not only can society pressure teens to look a certain way but friends, family and even teachers add to your selfimage you have of yourself. “ My friends have never pressured me to look a certain way, but some of them look better than I do so it’s more of a motivation to look better,” Freeman said. Students at East can relate to self-image issues and they think ‘there has to be something wrong with me.’ Well, you’re right. There are many people who have issues with the way they look. “ Whether we like it or not we are affected by some extent. Regardless male/female there’s a trend of insecurities,” family therapist Danielle Drew said. Many people have their own view of self-image. “ To be okay with being authentic and excepting being an individual. Once you accept it you base yourself off that and not society,” Drew said.


e all have those days when you just want to tear your hair out and scream to the world. Whether it’s balancing school and work, stress is something that everyone must endure in life. Stress is defind as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Stress affects everyone no matter what age. It is common for East students to balance school, work, extracurricular activities, and other responsiblities every day of the week. “No matter the type of stress or stressors, the impacts can be seen in many different ways including physically and emotionally.” psychiatrist Joby Holcomb said. Joby Holcomb works for LifeWorks, an organization that provides services like therapy for the community of Des Moines.

Upset stomach/nausea

Not being able to sleep/wanting to sleep too much.

“Combating stress can be as easy as taking the stairs instead of using an elevator, taking a walk around the block, taking time to laugh with friends or spending time doing something that is relaxing.” Holcomb said. “Being able to balance the demands of school, work, friends and family can help teens better cope with daily stressors.” Holcomb said. The mental health of a teenager has an impact on a student’s health and should be viewed as equally important.

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#Supplements #GetSwoll story/ Brian Rivera



protein shake is a nutritional supplement commonly used by athletes, body builders, and everyday active people. The most common types are Whey, Soy, and Casein protein. Whey protein comes from

milk and is a complete protein, meaning it has all nine amino acids necessary for dietary needs. Whey is the best overall to build a lot of muscle and body mass. Soy protein is isolated from soybean and contains vitamin B12 which is important to have a



fter working out vigorously for the week, anybody can become mentally and physically fatigued. That’s when many use the very popular product pre workout. Pre workout, which usually comes in


reatine is great product for building muscle. Increasing the body’s ability to produce energy rapidly it gets you

a powdered form, is taken before you exercise to give you a boost in energy. Two of the main ingredients are caffeine and betaine. Caffeine improves blood flow and increases muscle endurance, it does this by blocking adenosine

receptors which signals fatigue in your body. Tyrosine is an amino acid that boosts energy, mood, and mental focus by producing hormones and neurotransmitters that boost your intensity during workouts.

faster results building muscle which means building more muscle. Creatine is best suited for explosive workouts, weight training, and sports like football,

track, and baseball. Creatine does this by helping increase protein synthesis to build muscle.



strong nervous system. Many vegetarians and vegans can also use Soy to help get their needed ingredients. Casein protein is a slow digestive protein preferred by those who want to build lean muscle, but comes at a higher price.

#GymFlow #GetEducated

Diving into a healthy life style can get very convoluted when you see so many products and supplements saying they have what you need to become the best version of yourself. Here is a quick first step to understanding the huge field of supplements.

Something important to know is that it you don’t have to use supplements. Photos/ Brian Rivera Anybody with a good workout regime and a great diet can accomplish their health goals with out taking supplements. March 5, 2014

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Serious symptoms

What it really means to be sick

story/ A. Haus ead ache, stuffy nose, and sore throat, all these things are considered to be part of a sicknesses but really how sick is sick? There is a point when someone is too sick to come to school but, is it when you just feel bad or you are actually severally ill. A teacher has a different view on staying home sick than a student does, or so you would think. A student’s view is actually very similar to a teacher’s view. “You shouldn’t if you’re vomiting,” said senior Mark Flemming. His opinion is similar


to a teacher. “Fever, throwing up, need to go to the doctor, can’t function,” said Teacher Mrs. Johnson. Some people think that staying home is a last resort and some people think that it’s a simple choice. “Not being able to get out of bed, basically dying,” said senior Colby Carmichael “If it’s contagious, don’t come.” said Terri Fenstermen. Two different views about the same topic, one is pretty extreme and the other not so much. The views of staying home are different for everyone at East High School but we

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still find a way to make it to school. If you are sick it is always a good idea to visit East High School’s very own nurse. No one wants to spend a day at school feeling sick. It’s something that tends to happen more than it seems, a student puts his head down and goes to the nurse only to be sent home but that’s better than him being in school where he will continue to do nothing and potentially get other students sick. It’s like the domino effect, better to send one student home one day than have a bunch stay home the next.

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Reasons You Shouldn’t Go To School

from Nurse Cari Osborn

1 Vomiting 2 High fever 3 Injured 4 Concussion 5 Seizure Page Editor/ T. Vail



High school athletes monitor their time in the weight room story/ J. Seeley dolescent males and females are very different but it is common for both sexes to be self concious about their weight. Over 60% of females and 35% of males say that they are unsatisfied with their body type. Females are concerned with losing weight whereas males are concerned with gaining weight because they are dissatisfied with their lack of physical development. One way that both sexes achieve their goal is to join a sport and/ or workout. Excessive excercise typically leads to Obligatory Exercise or Anorexia Athletica (OE/AA). Which is best described as an exercise addict’s frame of mind: he or she no longer chooses to exercise but feel compelled to do so. Obligatory exercise is often accompanied by an eating disorder of some sort. This disease is most


common in females and athletes who have been involved in the same sport for a long time. In most cases the person suffering from OE/AA, don’t even know that they have a problem. Some athletes won’t realize they hve said disorder until it’s too late. Luckily, most athletes know to monitor themselves while they are working out. East senior Robert Hansen plays baseball for East and will go on to play for DMACC next year. Hansen’s schedule consists of lifting Monday through Friday and baseball practice Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. He says he knows when not to work out because he pays attention to how he feels. “If it’s at the beginning of my workout and I’m already tired I know I shouldn’t workout that day,” Hansen said.

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Former NFL player Casey Shelton, says that he put all of his trust in the strength and conditioning coaches. He said he trusts them to not over work him and to give enough time for injuries to heal. Casey played football for 12 years for both the Iowa State Cyclones and the Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunately, he took a hard hit during a game and got a blood clot so he had to stop playing, but he has tons of good advice for athletes who have hopes of moving up through college and to the pros. His top advice is to “get out of your comfort zone,” and when it comes to balancing your outside life with sports life during your transition from high school to college he said, “have as much fun as you can because as you start to move up to those higher levels your time will become limited.”

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photo/ L. Galvin Austin Wellborn (12) works on his legs in the weightroom.

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MarkFleming (12) takes a light jog on the treadmill.

photo/ L. Galvin

Arturo Marquez (12) focuses on his chest while bench pressing.

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Trade-offs between life and sleep

Students struggle to find down time story/ J. Torres ast High School teenagers i n v o l v e themselves in many activities that consume a large amount of their time. Activities like sports, band, extracurricular, volunteer work, etc. Sometimes these activities may deprive students of their sleep, or throw off their sleeping schedule. Some students are involved in sports that require them to attend practice in the morning and/or in the evening, which


photo/ B. Chang Freshman Rory Walling catching some z’s in class. Walling’s long school day starts at 6 a.m. and finally ends at 6 p.m.

can lead to serious symptoms of sleep deprivation Freshman Rory Walling was interviewed about the activities he participates in at East High and how they intervene with his sleeping schedule. Q: What activities do you participate in inside or outside school? A: Swimming, football, spartan strength, and track. Q: What time do the activities start and end? A: Swimming is 6am-

7:10am, and again at 3:10pm-6pm, Spartan strength is 5:15pm-6:15pm Q: How many hours a week are you involved in activities? A: About 25 hours. Q: How many hours of sleep do you get a night? Do you usually sleep consistent hours? A: I get about 6 hours, and yes I do. Q: Do you ever feel fatigued during class? A: Yes, depends on what classes.

Concussions: recovering from the unavoidable story/ S. Hansen


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ven though they aren’t necessarily inevitable, you can’t always juke out a concussion. A concussion occurs after harsh collisions with the head or body that result in an unwanted movement of the brain. Educating yourself about brain injuries like concussions and learning about their symptoms is very important to help your brain recover in case one strikes. Becoming concussed can involve many side effects that may not appear to be concussion-

related. Symptoms of a concussion can be a loss of consciousness, moodiness, change in sleep patterns, loss of memory, and/ or an inability to retain information. In some serious cases, concussions can cause long-term issues like increased irritability, constant headaches, and serious mood swings. With increased awareness of head related injuries and their symptoms, coaches and trainers have changed how head injuries are treated. “When it comes to

treatment we do little games with them like having them follow an object with their eyes or count how many hands I’m holding up. It’s really important for the student-athlete to make a full recovery and we need to make sure that happens,” Athletic Trainer Kevin Peterson said. If you think you’ve suffered a head injury like a concussion, just make a visit to a doctor. Don’t take these injuries lightly. When it comes to head injuries, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Eat, Sleep, Play, HOCKEY

story/ J. James


ntense, physical, hard hitting, fast-paced, and talented athletes all packed in a cold ice arena. Hockey is known as being one the most physical sports. Kyle Wadden, a sophomore at East High School has been playing on a hockey team since he was five years old. It all started when he was two years old and went to a Des Moines Buccaneers game and said “I like the Zamboni,” though he probably didn’t know he would be playing hockey

instead of driving a Zamboni. Wadden is now playing with the Capitols, a team here in Iowa. He has played on many different teams including travel teams in Minnesota. “Hockey is different to me because it is fast and physical,” said Wadden. Wadden practices for hockey during the week and has games on the weekends. Luckily I got the chance to catch him in action a few times, and ask him a few questions about his desire for hockey.

photo/ J. James “I have been playing hockey ever since I can remember, and I love it,” Wadden said.

Breakin’ The Ice


story/ J. James

What is your motivation that keeps you playing? What drives you to be better? My friends keep me motivated. I always want to be better than them and my opponents.

What is it like playing a sport that isn’t involved with your school? I get counted absent when I have to leave for games, and there are no announcements for the results of my games. Plus, my friends at school don’t know that I play.

What do you hope to accomplish with your hockey career? What is your main goal?

photo/ J. James On Friday Feb. 14, Wadden faces off with an opposing team player of the Oak Leafs.

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I want to get a college scholarship for hockey and of course try to make it pro.

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To eat or not to eat...?

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iets are a big part of any sport, but even more so in swimming and wrestling. Swimmers and wrestlers both have certain diets to follow in order to compete well in their given sport. A normal wrestler will fluctuate in weight weekly to keep in their weight class while a swimmer will maintain a certain weight. Wrestling is a weight class sport, which means divisions are set to match competitors

Winter is a time of hibernation for many, but for a few East High athletes this is time for the grind. The weather isn’t the only rigorous conditions occurring in the cold months that pass, as members of the Scarlet’s swimming and wrestling teams face the challenges needed to survive their season.

against others of their own size. Wrestlers avoid any salty foods because they hold water. They also

eat three full meals, Tuesday means no lunch, Wednesday no eating at all. Thursday is hell day, you do not eat all

plastic and get on the elliptical for an hour. This exercise can quickly make one lose up to ten pounds. A normal practice

“Monday you will eat three full meals, Tuesday means no lunch, Wednesday no eating at all. Thursday is hell day, you do not eat all day again and you also weigh in on this day,” -Lucas Roberts stay away from any high calorie foods as well. Wrestlers tend to eat food such as salad, sandwiches, fruits and red meats like steak. “Monday you will

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hold weight. This means that however many calories they burn they must consume, which can be around 6,000 calories. Anything high in protein and carbs is something swimmers want to be eating. Foods such as eggs, pasta, and protein bars. Swimmers eat these foods so they can take in empty calories. “It’s hard to eat healthy when you are never truly full. It’s like my stomach is a bottomless pit,” sophomore swimmer Zach Cort said.

day again and you also weigh in on this day,” senior wrestler Lucas Roberts said. One way that wrestlers drop weight quickly is to cover your body in

goes for about two and half hours in a hundred degree room and is broken up between live wrestling and cardio. Swimmers diets are designed so that they

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Scarlets back to the Well today story/ A. Underwood


here is no better way of capping off a great season like earning a trip to the state tournament, but for the Lady Scarlets, that still is not enough. The girls squared off with formidable opponent from Mason

City in the Regional final, fighting for their second consecutive trip to Wells Fargo Arena on February 25. The showdown was back and forth all night, but in the end, the Lady Scarlets were able to survive the Mohawks by winning 53-50.

Head Coach Sam Powell has led his very experienced group to a record of 20-3, but the job is not finished yet. Senior CIML Elite Guard Roichelle Marble will attempt to lead her team one last time in an East uniform, as

the Lady Scarlets will square off with the Waterloo West Wahawks. Last season the Scarlets defeated the Wahawks 47-44 in the Regional finals to earn a spot in the 2013 state tournament. The rematch returns every starter from both

teams, but this time the game will take place on the big stage with the same circumstances; win or go home. The Lady Scarlets are scheduled to tip off at Wells Fargo Arena at 1:30 p.m. today, don’t miss the action.

photo/ K. Byam The Lady Scarlets pose with their state qualifier banner after deafeating Mason City 53-50 in the regional final on February 25. The Scarlets will play Waterloo West today at 1:30p.m.

Junior wrestlers hit the big stage E story/ A. Underwood very year in late February, insane fans from all over the state pack Wells Fargo Arena to watch some of the best high school wrestling in the nation. Qualifying for the state tournament is the goal for every wrestler, but few accomplish this. Among students who walk the halls of East, two Scarlet wrestlers were able to punch their ticket to Wells Fargo. Juniors Josh Davis

(46-6) and Chance Raleigh (34-15) both qualified in the District meet, Davis finishing first and Raleigh finishing second, and were on their way to represent the Eastside in the state tournament. Raleigh qualified at the 132 lbs weight class for his first state tournament appearance, while Davis took his place in the 152 lbs weight class. Davis made his third appearance, looking to capture the

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state title while being ranked sixth in the state. Raleigh fell in his first match, eliminating any chance of winning the title. He bounced back and was victorious in his second match keeping chances of placing on the podium alive. In his second consolation match, Raleigh was defeated by a 10-3 decision. Davis encountered defending state champion, Jacob Woodard, in his first

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round matchup, pinning him in 38 seconds. Davis squared off with Ethan Ruby from Council Bluffs Lewis Central, where he was defeated, ending his chance at earning the title of state champion. Davis made his way through the consolation bracket, setting up a rematch with Woodard. Woodard received redemption

in this match, making Davis finish sixth overall in the state at 152 lbs. Though neither wrestler finished at the top of the podium, the years to come are looking promising for Scarlet wrestling. Head Coach, James Giboo, will look to keep building the program up to the top of Central Iowa schools in the years to come.

Josh Davis (152)

Chance Raleigh (132)

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Sweet stop G story/ K. Rand oing to the same old restaurant every time you feel like going out, gets boring after a while so

why not try something new and sweet! Orange leaf, located at 1905 Ingersoll Ave, is a great frozen yogurt stop.

photo/ B. Chang When you walk in, you’re automatically greeted with a smile and friendly service. When you enter you pick any size bowl (large, medium, or small). Then comes

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the hard part, deciding what flavor you want to have. Orange leaf has 74 flavors for you to choose from but you can mix them together, and you have the option of mixing flavors. What’s nice about Orange Leaf is that It’s a do it yourself place. You get to put as much yogurt and toppings on as you want. When you’re all done you put your bowl on this scale and the price is determined by the weight. The flavors are never ending. They have

wedding cake, brownie batter, chocolate mint, chocolate cake, vanilla, and more. They also have fruity flavors like raspberry banana, strawberry banana, lemon pie, green apple and more. They even have flavors for the holidays such as Gingerbread, Peppermint, and Pumpkin pie. A delicious treat I’d recommend is a large Brownie Batter and Wedding Cake yogurt topped off with Reese’s and hot fudge.

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Jay’s for days W story/ T. Davis alking in and hearing the chime of a bell, a friendly greeting you know you’re in the right place. When you walk in you have a feeling of joy overcome you that not many other places can achieve. The place is Jay’s CD and Hobby, located on 3315 SE 14th St. A second location recently opened at Valley West Mall. They are open from Mon.Sat.: 10am-9pm and Sun.: 11am-6pm. They host tournaments from

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Yu-Gi-Oh to Magic The Gathering and many more. There are also signings and sneak peeks. Jay’s sells CDs, DVDs, video games, records, sport cards, disc golf, toys, collectibles, and comics galore. There’s basically anything your average nerd wants. There’s something for everybody from the comic nerd, to the hardcore gamer, to the avid collector. So how is the service?

They are all friendly people and willing to help you find what you need. The prices are relatively cheap, though some of the things may be a little overpriced. Comic books are cover prices but with a minimum price of $1.50. They do sell rare comic books for reasonable prices too. Overall I am always satisfied with my purchases and I recommend anybody, whether you be a nerd or not to drop by Jay’s CD and Hobby.

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Dietary supplements: are they right for you?


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t’s okay to be big, and strong. That’s all we ever want. There’s no problem with the basic desire to be strong but what about to be healthy? Dietary supplements are vitamins, and other less familiar substances, that are taken as pills to complete a diet, and to help lose weight faster. They also can be great make ups for what some people lack in their daily nutrition. “They give me an extra boost of energy; help me make it through the day with a little extra oomph,” math teacher Amanda Gregory said. Gregory takes green tea extract, green coffee extract and a multivitamin, and

sometimes she makes a protein shake after working out. There are lots of different supplements and lots of different outcomes. “I like mine because they’re natural. There’s some I think people take they “crash” afterwards. But that doesn’t happen for me.” Gregory said. People also add protein powders into their drinks and make shakes to give them extra protein and to help them “bulk up.” Sometimes along with supplements. “They’ve helped me build strength and size,” senior Robert Hansen said.

Hansen started taking Optimum Nutrition, Muscle Pharm, and Advocare two years ago, he also is in the weight room or working out at least five times a week.

can prevent this. “They’re a good moderation but you don’t want to overuse them,” Hansen said. Also people have replaced prescription medicine with these supplements because they want to be more natural, but they don’t understand how potentially d a n g e r o u s that is. Being healthy is easier than some people think. “More important than the supplements is a proper diet and a good exercise that includes strength and cardio,” Physical Instructor Scott Wienheimer said. You should know your

“They’ve helped me build strength and size,” senior Robert Hansen “You need at least protein to help you build muscle,” Hansen said. Yet a great health risk comes along with taking too much Vitamin A, D, and iron, such as getting sick and sometimes overdose, but taking the supplements responsibly

diet and know your drink. Make sure you don’t overdo the protein, there is such thing as going too big, when it comes to taking these supplements. “I wouldn’t know but the people taking them should know what they’re drinking,” sophomore Emma Kinney said. Taking dietary supplements and drinking these protein shakes can be dangerous, and if not taken responsibly life threatening. I think a healthy diet, taking the appropriate amount of supplements for you, and knowing what you are taking, will be using the nutrition’s to their full potential.

Where are the Scarlets?


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am a senior and I play on the girls’ varsity basketball team. I had surgery on my knee and I wasn’t able to play until after Christmas. Before I got hurt I always heard the Tribe but I never really got to look at them because I was playing. While I was not able to play I sat on the bench during the games and I watched the Tribe cheer almost the whole time, and I was not very happy with them. The Tribe had a lot of energy but they didn’t have that many people, it seemed like they didn’t care. Each game it seemed like the student section got smaller and smaller. The cheers are

always good but we need more people support the Tribe because it makes the team more excited, it gives us more hype and energy to win the game. “In the beginning they were all about it, but then downgraded,” Malique Zieglar said. The student section needs to be filled at almost every game. It will increase the excitement. A way we can encourage students to join the Tribe is to have more announcements broadcasted, more themes, and prizes for the best spirited. When The Tribe has energy it makes everyone else hyped. Turned up!

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photo / Natalie Flores The Tribe cheers against Hoover on December 13 2013.

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And the winners are. . .


1 Maikayo Smith, 11


Fatima Fadel, 12


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Ashley Herrington, 12

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Matt Bruce,12

Brandon Frias,12

Paige Larson,12

Mr. Allan, teacher


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Issue 4  

The March edition of the Des Moines East HS Scroll. "The Health Issue"