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October 23, 2012

Volume 64, Issue 3

Lawrence Central High School, Indianapolis, Indiana

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3 opinions 9 features 13 news

Clear, concise reporting on the good, the bad and the ugly. Someone’s got to do it.

Students’ perspectives on problems affecting Lawrence Central’s halls and the world beyond 56th Street.

In-depth coverage of students, global issues, rising trends and the not-so-average Bear.

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Trends are changing, the popcorn’s popping and yesterday’s in is tomorrow’s out. Don’t worry, we’ll help you keep up.

Scores, matches, games, meets and touchdowns. Lawrence Central Bears are back and with a vengeance.

New this year are classified ads. Students and businesses may purchase classified ad space for a nominal fee. Ads must follow Cub Reporter guidelines and must be submitted at least 10 days before the next publication date. Forms are available in Room 132 or by sending an email to


Editor-in-Chief Samantha Strong News Editor Carley Lanich Opinions Editors Darian Benson Meredith Nordmann Features Editors Katie Billman Glynnis King A+E Editor Ali Duff Sports Editors Alex Kryah Jacob Helmus

Online Editor Leah Arenz Broadcasting Director Mitch Prather Foreign Corespondent Caroline Varie




Reporters Haley Hamilton Anna Zanoni Photographer Coleman LaBarr Adviser Elizabeth Granger Principal Rocky Valadez





Five recognized by NMSC GlynnisKing Five seniors are being honored in programs tied to the National Merit Scholarship Program. One is a 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program honoree, and four are Jordan Wells JonZachary Forbes Molly Liss Kristen Swanson Connor Tuthill being recognized as National This year’s Commended along with 34,000 high perThe National Achievement Merit Commended Scholars. Senior Jordan Wells is this Scholarship Program was initi- Scholars are JonZachary Forbes, formers which are considered year’s National Achievement ated in 1964 specifically to hon- Molly Liss, Kristen Swanson Commended Scholars. All five students will be Program Outstanding Partici- or academically promising Afri- and Connor Tuthill. They quali- honored at a Nov. 2 breakfast pant. She is among 3,100 Out- can-American fied by taking in the Studio Theatre. They school standing Participants being high referred to U.S. colleges and students. The It’s very gratifying the 2011 PSAT/ will be recognized by the suNMSQT (Na- perintendent and LC’s guiduniversities. Wells scored in annual scholtional Merit ance counselors. the top 3 percent of more than arship com- to be recognized... “It’s an honor,” Forbes Scholarship is 160,000 African-Americans, petition Molly Liss Q u a l i f y i n g said. “It feels good to have my and her name will be sent to conducted by senior Test). By tak- academic achievements acthe National 1,500 colleges and universities. ing this test, knowledged.” “It sounds good,” Wells Merit ScholarLiss said she felt the same. high school said about the honor. She is in- ship Corporaterested in studying medicine tion (NMSC), which also holds students qualify for National “It’s very gratifying to be recand has hopes of attending In- the National Merit Scholarship Merit Scholarship Programs. ognized for something that so diana University, Ohio State, Program open to all U.S. high Every year 16,000 National many people have the opporMerit Semifinalists are selected, tunity to take,” she said. school students. Kentucky State or Spellman.

Shelt named academic dean J.R. Shelt replaces Vicki Thompson as LC’s new dean of academics

CarleyLanich H e a d basketball coach and former English teacher J.R. Shelt is the new dean of academics. J.R. Shelt He is taking the place of the former academic dean, Vicki Thompson, who is now teaching science classes here.

As the dean of academics, ing educational time. He plans it is Shelt’s job to make sure to check for passes of all stustudents are in class and that dents he sees walking through teachers are able to conduct the hallways. He has also created a new their classes. If students are “3:15 policy” disruptive or to try to reare found duce hall trafwandering I want to save fic during the hallways classes. Under without a pass the out-of-school this policy stuthey are to resuspensions for dents will not port to Shelt. be allowed to “ T h a t ’ s major occurrences. pretty much J.R. Shelt leave the classmy job,” Shelt dean of academics room after 3:15 p.m. Students said. ”Just to make sure the found in the school day hallways after functions in a smooth fashion.” 3:15 p.m. may be escorted back As the dean, Shelt plans to their classrooms or to the tarto make some changes. He be- dy room. lieves there are too many stuAnother change Shelt is dents wandering the halls dur- making as the dean is the rein-

troduction of in-school suspension (ISS). Students will most likely receive ISS for disrespectful behavior and other minor issues. “I want to save the out-ofschool suspensions for major occurrences,” Shelt said. “But I will not tolerate our students being disrespectful to staff members who are respectful to them.” A long term goal Shelt hopes to achieve is putting a progressive discipline policy in place. Shelt, prior to becoming the dean, taught freshman and junior English classes. He is currently writing lesson plans for a substitute teacher while the school looks into hiring a new English teacher to fill his place.

Lawrence EMTs lose their jobs MeredithNordmann

The latest budget cut in the City of Lawrence cut 20 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) from the Lawrence Fire Department. Of the original 24 EMTs, four had quit already. The cut was considered necessary because the budget from last year planned to spend $21 million but there would only be $19 million coming in. This would cause at least a $2 million hole in the Lawrence budget. The original plan was to use the reserve funds this year and postpone the problem of the $2 million needed until next year. But of the supposed $1.7 million that was expected in the bank, there was only $89,000 of it in the bank. However, the budget set in 2005, if started in April, would lose all money by December. “It was a very hard decision for Mayor Jessup, but because of the debt he walked into from the last governor, there was no other choice than to cut the EMTs. Every position will be taken over by certified fire fighters,” public relations director Keith Johnson said. There was nowhere else to make cuts because 85 percent of the budget is solely devoted to funding employees’ paychecks. EMTs were chosen for the cut because there are enough firefighters to take over their positions. All firefighters are EMT certified. There are five fire stations in the Lawrence district. Every one has one engine, one ambulance and certified EMTs. In 2005 there were 70 employees hired in the Fire Department, and in 2012 there were 105 employees. This year there will be no new people hired and no vacant spots will be filled.


Mitt Romney


Barack Obama vs.

Where do you stand on these presidential issues? No marijuana

Decriminalize, but not leagalize

“... marijuana is the entry drug for people trying to get kids hooked on drugs. I don’t want medicinal marijuana; there are synthetic forms of marijuana that are available for people who need it for prescription.”

Medical Marijuana

Romney- Health Care

“There are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I’m gonna put in place. One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. Two is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their family; their family up to whatever age they might like. I also want individuals to be able to buy insurance, health insurance, on their own as opposed to only being able to get it on a tax advantage basis through their company.”

Obama - Health Care

Health Care


“I am pro-life. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape and to save the life of the mother.”






civil unions

“I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right... no matter what our views, we must stay united in our determination to prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant woman and mothers, reduce the need for abortion, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption.”

out of every 50 women choose abortion.

Yes to same-sex marriage

No to same-sex marriage and civil unions

no legal recognition

“Once (ObamaCare) is implemented, health insurance exchanges will be created, a competitive marketplace where uninsured people and small businesses will finally be able to purchase affordable, quality insurance. They will be able to be part of a big pool and get the same good deal that members of Congress get. That’s what’s going to happen under this reform.”


1 “I don’t favor civil unions if it’s identical to marriage, and I don’t favor marriage between people of the same gender.”

“I think, the battle, the war on drugs has been an utter failure, and I think we need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws, but I’m not somebody who believes in legalization of marijuana. What I do believe is that we need to rethink how we are operating in the drug wars, and I think that currently, we are not doing a good job.”

Same-Sex Marriage

“At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”

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Oct. 23: Parent/Teacher conferences, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 24: Parent/Teacher conferences, 8-11:30 a.m.; no school for students Oct. 25-26: Fall break, no school Nov. 4: Daylight Savings Time ends; turn clocks back one hour Nov. 8, 9, 10: Fall play, The Philadelphia Story, 7 p.m., auditorium Nov. 13: Open House, 6-8:30 p.m., fieldhouse Nov. 17: Annual crafts boutique, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., throughout the building


Open House Nov. 13

LC will hose its annual open house 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the fieldhouse. Families with children who are about to enter high school are encouraged to attend to learn what LC has to offer their children. Students and teachers representing academic departments as well as co- and extra-curriculars and athletics will be present.

Holiday craft boutique here Nov. 17 More than 100 vendors will feature holiday crafts at the annual holiday boutique 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17. The popular event will offer a wide variety of crafts throughout the entire building. Admission: $3. Additional information is at www.

Scholarship workshop

Students in grades 9-12 and adults can learn about scholarships, financial aid, summer jobs and community service 6-7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the 38th Street Branch Library. Additional information is available at 472-1055. Information compiled by Cub Reporter staff

18 and over:

Deciding the future

The first votes are in as decided citizens across the nation mark their ballots at early polling stations like this one in North Carolina. source/

Obama, Romney neck and neck in opinion polls LeahArenz LC will hold a mock election on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 before school and during lunch in the Studio Theatre. All students, faculty and staff will be able to vote for president, senator, representative and governor as well as have an input on some student issues. Students will need their student IDs to vote. To learn more about the candidates before voting visit, or “It will be interesting to see if the adults in the real election mirror the opinion of our students here at LC,” government and law teacher Drew Horvath said. On Nov. 6, senior Rebecca Joel, along with some other LC students, will be voting in the real election. Joel supports President Obama because “he’s trying to


What students are saying about the election:

offer everyone health care, and and how the presidential canI really like what he’s done to didates propose to deal with it, help pull the troops out of Af- will affect voters’ opinions the ghanistan and Iraq.” most. Joel’s stepfather is in Af“Most people vote with ghanistan, and an important their wallets,” he said. “I think issue for her in this election is students are interested in the how the candidates propose to availability of student loans help our troops. and student grants.” Joel realizes that in many He also said that a lot of other countries, people can’t students in the government and vote, and she said she wants to law classes are interested in the exercise her right to vote in this same-sex marriage issue. election. An important issue to seHorvath nior Rebecca said he thinks Duke is the that an espeMiddle East. Governor Romney cially imporShe supports tant issue in has had a little bump, Romney in this election but it’s President the election is the national Obama’s election. out of a need debt, a numfor change. Drew Horvath ber that is now “I don’t government and law teacher in the trillions. think that (the “We have election) will a massive naimpact the tional debt nation that that may cause one generation largely. I think that we’ve gotto have long periods of unem- ten ourselves into a place that’s ployment and slow economic going to be really difficult to get growth, because they are pay- out of, especially with the econing for the expenses of the pre- omy, and I think that right now vious generation,” he said. we’re just kind of looking for a Horvath said he believes change,” Duke said. that the unemployment rate, Horvath expects that the

“Obama is my hero. He makes me feel like I can do anything I put my mind to.” Derric Moody, 12

“This election will affect all of us, and I want to vote for the person who will help us all.And that’s Obama.” Quillin Johnson, 11

outcome of this election will affect the nation, because the candidates have largely different views of the role of government in people’s lives. Governor Romney was reported to have won the first presidential debate on Oct. 3, and that was later shown in the opinion polls, but the candidates continue to be very close in polls. But when asked about this, Horvath said, “Governor Romney has had a little bump, but it’s President Obama’s election.” Joel is staying informed during the election season by watching the debates and reading news articles. “Our generation right now is the one that’s going to grow to become the next politicians and the next presidents and the next leaders. So if we get educated now, we’ll know which issues are most important when we will be able to put our input into the government,” Joel said. Students can get involved in the election by passing out pamphlets to support a candidate or simply by staying informed and expressing their opinions.

“I like Romney, because he’s trying to lower taxes for the middle class. It matters to me because I’m part of the middle class.” Chase Casey, 10

“Romney has what it takes.” Andy Vennemann, 9



Band marches their way to Semi-State band also won overall best in music. This past weekend the band competed at the Bands of The Spirit of Central America regionals. The BOA Marching Band and Guard Grand Nationals, both semi-fi(SOC) had a busy October this nals and finals, will be in Lucas year. Oil Statium on Nov. 10. Their month included 22 Accordpractices, five ing to band competitions Randy and a fundI love the show. It’s director Greenwell, raiser. really hard but cool at “the show is Their coming along competitions the same time. well” and included the Lydia Lloyd “we’re doing Center Grove sophomore very well tryInvitational, ing to get the in which they younger kids placed second looking like older kids. The overall and took first in music season is going well and the general effect. band directors as well as many They most recently comband members believe that this peted and advanced to the show will take us a long way. ISSMA (Indiana State School We just have to get it together.” Music Association) semi-state, “ I love the show. It”s rewill be held Oct. 27. The state ally hard but cool at the same finals will be Nov. 3. time,” sophomore Lydia Lloyd The trombone section of the SOC performs their music for the fall 2012 show “Col Legno” at the homecoming The Spirit of Central also game against Southport. Cub photo/Carley Lanich said. captured gold at district. The


Flu shot recommended by nurses, CDC As the flu season is arriving, nurses are recommending flu shots for students

the money and take the time to find your local health clinic and get a flu shot.” School nurse Jean Handley agrees. “It is you and your doctor’s decision to get the shot,” MeredithNordmann Handley said. “However, there is a higher risk in a school this large. Because the influenza is Sophomore Emily Mott has a virus that is very contagious, never had the flu. She said she it would be highly recombelieves it’s mended for because of all students It is you and your the flu shot. to get the flu “I have shot.” doctor’s decision to get gotten the flu the shot. Shots shot every are availyear for 10 Jean Handley able at nurse not only years and I have not doctors’ gotten the flu officthroughout es but that whole time period,” Mott also at Minute Clinics said. “If you don’t want to get and the Marion County Health the flu this winter, I would Department. highly suggest that you spend Handley said other places

available to give the influenza shot are the Marion County Health Department, Wellness clinic and Brook Park. It is available to any student Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, and Nov. 13 at select locations throughout Indianapolis. General times are either from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Along with the flu vaccine, these locations also offer pneumonia and tetanus shots. An influenza shot costs about $15, pneumococcal shot is $40, and a tetanus shot is $20. Shots for children ages 2 and under are free. If you are from the ages of 2-18 influenza shots are $10. Medicare and Medicaid are also accepted at all of these

locations. Getting the vaccine is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for anyone 6 months of age and older to help protect oneself from contracting the influenza virus. The flu is a contagious airborne virus that is transferred primarily through coughing and sneezing. Symptoms of the flu are fever, sore throat, cough, headaches, fatigue, chills and muscle aches. “Anyone wanting protection from the flu should get a flu shot yearly to get as much protection as possible,” school nurse Marijo Trissler said.

For more information, call the Flu Clinic Hotline at 317-221-2121 Medicare and Medicaid are accepted.

Clinic Schedule and Costs The clinics will offer the seasonal flu vaccine, pneumonia and tetanus shots Oct. 25 (Thursday) Cathedral Kitchen 1350 N. Pennsylvania St. 9-11 a.m. Nov. 1 (Thursday) Georgetown Office 3972 Georgetown Rd. 1-3 p.m. Nov. 8 (Thursday) Chin Community Center 2532 E. Stop 11 Rd. 9-11 a.m. Nov. 13 (Tuesday) Northeast District Health Office 6042 E. 21st St. 9-11 a.m.

Costs: Influenza - $15 Ages 2 to 18 years - $10 Pneumococcal - $40 Tetanus (Td or Tdap) - $20 Shots for children under 2 years are free.





Three are in China


Associate principal Kristie Corn, along with guidance counselors Kim Dynak and Chris McClatchy, are in China. They were invited to present at the Zhejiang Education Conference in Jiaxing. Corn, a former member of Global Indiana, a consortium for student foreign exchange, is well known for her master scheduling and counseling knowledge. The LC trio is part of a nine-person Indiana delegation to China. They will offer a two-part presentation, first on scheduling, the role of an American guidance counselor and college and career focus, and the second a question and answer session. The trip includes a tour of the Great Wall, Olympic Stadium and universities. They will return to Indianapolis later this week.

Two win Columbia awards

Two members of the 20112012 Cub Reporter staff have won Gold Circle awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at Columbia University in New York City. Senior Samantha Strong was awarded a certificate of merit (honorable mention) in the editorial writing category for “Shut up.” With the April 20 National Day of Silence as her backdrop, she encouraged readers to think before speaking negatively about or to others. Junior Katie Billman also took a certificate of merit for her related feature titled “Speaking through silence.” It also focused on the National Day of Silence, which draws attention to and calls for an end of bullying, particularly toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community. She interviewed a student who had suffered years of bullying and had decided to become an anti-bullying advocate. Both were published in the March 30, 2012, Cub Reporter. Information compiled by Cub Reporter staff

Cub photo/Ali Duff

Courtesy photo/Cheryl Ruselink

Freshman Zachary Short (left) is dressed up as Gandhi for a biography research project in Cheryl Ruslink’s English honors class. Junior Anjelica Torres (top) attaches the U.S. Virgin Islands to the map of the United States in Michael Burr’s interdisciplinary studies classes. For the last three weeks, Burr’s students have been building this map. Students were assigned blank states which they then had to label with major landmarks and decorate according to this year’s theme of state flags. The map is displayed in Room 102.

Military offers pride, discipline, travel CarleyLanich

“During my whole entire senior year, there was the conflict of should I join or not,” LC graduate Daisey Ward said. Ward made the decision near the end of her senior year to enlist for four years of active duty in the U.S. Army. A major reason Ward enlisted was support for college tuition. As she researched the Army, it became more of a realistic option for Ward, who hopes to study criminal justice and psychology. The second reason Ward chose to enlist was with the goal of being stationed in Korea. “I’m trying so hard to convince them to send me to Korea, because I’m half Korean,” Ward said. Her grandmother also lives in Korea and if given the opportunity Ward, who has been to Korea only once, hopes to visit

training. “I’m hoping that basic trainAfter enlisting in the Army, Ward took the Armed Forces ing and going into the Army Vocational Battery, which helps will teach me a lot more about determine a person’s placement discipline,” Sherry said. Army recruiter Staff Sgt. within the Armed Forces. Based on the results of this Kelly Wooldridge, who visits test, Ward’s specialty in the LC on a regular basis and has visited indiArmy will vidual classes be to repair radios and To give your life for to share information, enlistcommunicaed shortly aftion tools. She your country like that ter graduating began basic takes a lot of moxie. high school. training on Cameron Sherry He said Oct. 15. senior he feels his Senior experience in Cameron the Army has Sherry has also enlisted in the Army. He allowed him to grow up faster has committed to six years in than his peers and has allowed him to experience more of the the Army’s reserves. Sherry also enlisted to re- world. Wooldridge has been ceive financial aid for college. deployed to Saudi Arabia and He hopes to major in music Iraq. technology and possibly take “One of the biggest things while I was deployed was how classes at IUPUI. Sherry will also have to do we as Americans take advanbasic training along with job tages of things that those in Iraq her.

don’t have,” Wooldridge said. “Anything from paved roads to eating good healthy meals to the houses we live in. You just learn to consider what we have.” “I don’t think people give enough credit to the soldiers who go across the seas,” Sherry said. “To give your life for your country like that takes a lot of moxie.” Wooldridge, who has a long lineage of military personnel in his family, takes time on Veteran’s Day to remember what he, his friends and his family have accomplished. He also sometimes participates in parades or celebrates by watching Army movies like Black Hawk Down or Band of Brothers. Veteran’s Day is Nov. 11. “I’m very proud (to serve our country) but I’m also very humble,” Wooldridge said, “because there are a lot of people before me that have done a lot more things than I’ve done.”



hemistry catching on



Chemistry students in Anthony Stanich’s class work on a lab where they cut, bend and stretch glass tubes. Students had to cut long glass tubes into 6” pieces, fire-polish their ends, hold the tubes over a Fisher burner, bend each into a 90-degree angle (bottom), and stretch the other piece into a pipette (far left). Senior Ashley Hourdeaux burns a glass tube to begin making a pipette. Cub photos/Coleman LaBarr



A coach is not only a coach High school athletic teams teach student-athletes skills necessary on and off the field. From the camaraderie created among teammates to the responsibility instilled in students by coaches, athletic participation helps student-athletes become stronger players, stronger students and stronger people. However, this strength is not solely instilled by athletics; it is instilled by all facets Coaches of a student’s life. The guidance. performing arts, academic teams and other various extracurricular commitments promote the growth of a student’s strength in competition and in class. This strength is catalyzed by one person: the coach. Coaches act as mentors for students; they provide motivation, teach discipline and promote intrinsic motivation among students. Coaches teach students how to strive for

goals, while keeping reality in check. Coaches serve as guidance, guidance to a student’s life on and off the field. Coaches promote responsibility, as they require achievement in the classroom as a means of success on the field. It is time for students to praise their coaches; it is time to praise those who maintain the backbone of Lawrence Central’s success: those who breed this success. Coaches serve as provide this backbone, and they create a similar amount of strength and discipline within their teams. Coaches teach students more than the skills necessary to make the final punt or score the final goal; they teach us skills necessary for life. Coaches are mentors: mentors of sport, mentors of academics, and mentors of life.

Cub photo/Meredith Nordmann

See related story on Page 13

30-second editorials • Sleep deprivation is a very serious issue among high school students. With school, homework, clubs, sports and other various activities that may or may not be school related, students are busy. Oftentimes it seems like there are not enough hours in the day. The pressure to succeed is high and getting everything done often extends late into the night. Teens should consider scaling back on activities to gain more time to sleep. Nothing is more important than your health. • It would be a smart idea for students to invest in getting a flu shot this year. It wouldn’t be fair if someone gets infected and passes it along to the rest of the student body. They aren’t unreasonably priced, and it’s a small price to pay for staying healthy • Junior and senior year are some of the hardest years of high school. From going to sports practice, studying for Advanced Placement classes and filling out college applications, the last two

years of high school are hard. They can really be a brain drain, and you must have the mental capabilities to handle the stress. Being successful in school is about motivation and determination. • The Bears football team achieved history in going undefeated throughout the regular season for the first time ever, with a record of 9-0. The Bears have completely dominated their opponents on both sides of the ball, scoring as many as 70 points in one game and no less than 34 in any others. The Bears’ triple option style features one of the best running attacks in the state, and it is exciting to watch. If the Bears keep up this level of play, there is no doubt LC’s fans will be in Lucas Oil Stadium on Thanksgiving weekend watching the Bears win their first state title. • Even though there aren’t any concrete talks of Conference realignment, it is still important to understand the possible impact of it. If a “super

See related stories on Pages 14/15, 6, 16, 25, 27, 19

conference” were to be created, the most powerful teams within Indiana would have a more competitive regular season lineup. These teams would be in closer competition with each other. It is also important to note that these teams still stay within their Sectionals and Regionals, so tournament competition would be the same. If these talks become serious in the future, athletic directors and principals have a lot to take into account before weighing in on their decision. • It was a great opportunity for Tony-Award winning actor Ben Davis to visit LC and talk to eager theater students involved in LC Players. Learning from an accomplished professional is one of the best ways to improve upon one’s abilities, and those students will undoubtedly cherish that learning opportunity.

Letters to the editor The Cub Reporter accepts and encourages public input through letters to the editor. The letters are to voice opinions or concerns to the Cub Reporter’s audience. Letters including libelous or obscene materials will not be printed. Like all materials in the publication, letters reflecting criticism should criticize issues, not individuals. No letter will be printed without positive ID. The Cub reserves the right to edit comments for grammatical errors and for length as long as it does not alter the meaning of the comments. Letters must be signed and will be printed with the author’s name. Requests for anonymity of the letters’ authors will be denied.



Speak Your Mind Autumn Activities

1. Would you rather go to a haunted house or a fall festival?

2. What’s your favorite candy?

3. What’s your favorite thing about fall?

See related story on Page 17.

4. What are you doing for fall break?

Bear it All “Chocolate is great” Michaela Shanahan, 10 “Capitalism: God’s way of determining who’s smart and who’s poor.” Andy Vennemann, 9 “Thou shalt not skip.” Alex Johns, 10 “I would say something important, but something is wrong with the TARDIS and I have to go fix it.” Zac Felli, 9 “Can’t cut swim team.” Breanna Petrucciani, 12 “Stay calm and wear a bow tie.” Dexter Clardy, 12

Calienta Chavers, 9

1) Haunted house, because it seems more fun 2) Butterfingers 3) I look forward to fall break 4) Nothing much, just sleep

Molli Loftus, 10

Gonzalo Ruiz, 11

1) A haunted house because it is way more entertaining 2)Sour gummy worms 3) How cold it’s gotten! 4) I have band practice all fall break

1) Haunted house 2) Butterfingers 3) The nice weather 4) Going to Chicago

Oh, and it was a beautiful score! Beating Lawrence North at football, or any sport for that matter, is extremely satisfying. And, at least in football, it’s almost become a routine “W.” This in itself should be reason enough to celebrate. Why is it, then, that when I walk down the sideline, if I were to close my eyes and just listen, I wouldn’t be able to tell which side is which? Lawrence North gives a bigger celebration for their team than we seem capable of even dreaming. This is the same team that just lost by 70 points! As a school, we are getting

better with our school spirit. We have the “Hype Squad” for the volleyball team now that paints up to cheer on the Lady Bears every home game (I joined the Hype Squad for a game; it was a lot of fun). So let’s all give ourselves a pat on the back for trying, and then a slap in the face to wake up and keep moving. We have the tenth largest high school in the state out of approximately 330 high schools, which gives us a lot to stand behind! We need to get behind the maroon and gray full force and not stop, because our teams need us. School spirit is a way of

Andrea Salazar, 12

1) Haunted house because I love being scared. 2) Skittles 3) I love how it’s like the perfect weather out and the leaves changing colors. 4) Run for track.

“If you put yourself in someone else’s shoes, you’ll find that they’re probably a different fit.” Kieran Hyde, 11 “Just bend and snap!” Elyse Dynlacht, 11

Paint up: it’s a way of life Mitch Prather 70-0. Not a bad score, right, if I’m playing my little brother in backyard football? Sure, but this was no pick-up game final. This was the box score of the Lawrence Central/ Lawrence North “Battle of the Bell” match-up at the beginning of this year…

of. I’ll tell you as an athlete life. I learned this way of life myself that nothing gets me this year, because it’s a way to more pumped than that “Hype relax and have fun. Devotion Squad” cheering for me! is the key word. It’s the willWe are a state of intense ingness to take your shirt off basketball passions and powerfor a volleyball game because ful football this isn’t about teams, but you, it’s about We need to get we can be the squad, and a state and behind the maroon it’s about the a school of school. and gray full force... driving spirit Those athfor all sports, letes represent because we have that key devothe entire school. It is our retion. We have a school we can sponsibility to represent them be proud of. every game that we possibly We have that devotion. can, whether you are an athlete Now let’s just have a little more or not, because as a school paint. we have plenty to be proud



Split Decision: Conference Realignment JacobHelmus

Should we have realignment? Yes. If we switch conferences we would play much tougher competition, which would only get us better and let us play the best teams in state early. That way if we see them again later in the playoffs when it matters, we know their system and how to prepare for them. The student crowd would be much bigger for an LC vs. Warren game, too.

I don’t think that conference realignment is such a good idea. This realignment would create a so-called “Super-Conference,” which would integrate major schools in central Indiana. This would create an unfair advantage, because they would face better competition all year and would prepare them better than schools left out of this conference.

What schools should be in the conference? Basically, every large high school in the Indianapolis area would be a part of this conference. Teams like Warren, Carmel, HSE, Brownsburg and Avon. Which means no going to Bloomington or Terre Haute for all teams and create very exciting match-ups every week.

If this “Super-Conference” does come to fruition, then there should be a system like the college football system where there are 12 teams with two sixteam divisions with a championship game built in at the end. There should be many teams like Fishers, HSE, Carmel, among others, involved in the “Super-Conference.”

Exclusive to football No. It would not be fair for only football to be a part of this realignment. Every team should go up against the best competition possible in order to prepare them for the postseason. All sports deserve the chance to play against the best competition this state has to offer.

Absolutely not. If the football teams get the “advantage” of playing a tougher schedule, then the other sports should get that benefit as well. That is the paramount benefit of the realignment, even more so than the easier travel.

Will realignment happen? Realignment soon is not likely. Just because there would be teams that wouldn’t be for it, because they don’t want change. Teams from outside the Indy area would not be for it, because they’d be ousted from playing good competition. I would love to see it happen as soon as next fall, but those are only hopes and dreams.

Realignment is likely to happen. The conference commissioners know the hassle that the inconvenient travel causes, and it’ll be tough for them to resist the likelihood of great competition arising from the new conference. The question I would be concerned about is when realignment would occur.




The positive side of graffiti Junior Caroline Varie is spending first semester of this school year in Los Angeles, Chile, through a foreign exchange program. She speaks only Spanish, lives with a host family and goes to Chilean school every weekday. She left for the program July 24 and will return to the States Jan. 4.

CarolineVarie En toma, spray-painted across the biochemistry building, spelled with post-it notes on the windows of the philosophy building. Lucho, (I fight) written in faded chalk on the sidewalks. Marcha, Oct. 11, 12 horas, todas invitadas (march, Oct. 11 at 12 p.m., all invited) scrawled across the side of an overpass. And educación gratuita (free education) written everywhere. At la Universidad de Concepción in the city of Concepción, I saw the cries of students attempting to fight for something that is possibly one of the largest internal conflicts that Chile suffers: the fight for free education. I honestly know little about the subject. I’ve asked questions, and it seems to be something that people don’t like to think about. But every day on the news, video footage can be found of protests, often vio-

lent, plaguing Chile’s capital city, Santiago. Schools ‘en toma’ (literally meaning in taking) are often destroyed inside-out, student protesters live on the school grounds and block others from entering. I did not see anything to that extent when I was in Concepción, but I did see the graffiti, the vacant buildings, coated in posters. It intrigued me. Perhaps what was most intriguing was the way the few people on campus didn’t seem to notice any of it. Like they were used to it. Outside there were five pillars, and one letter of the word lucho had been spray painted on each of them. A girl sat on one and smiled for a picture. Some friends of my host family that live in Concepción took me through the campus, and as we walked passed the buildings, all they said was, “That building is en toma,” and moved on. The next day I asked if I could go back to take pictures. We returned, and my friend said, “There’s a garden and pond over here to take pictures of.” They hadn’t understood. “No,” I said. “I want to take pictures of the buildings that are en toma.” I think graffiti tells a lot about a country and its conflicts. In addition to the edu-

A building at la Universidad de Concepción is covered with students’ written protests regarding one of the largest internal conflicts in Chile: free education. Translated, the signs state, at the top: “Here the following careers are sold,” the string of signs across the doors: “Biochemistry, Diet, pharmacy and nutrition,” and the sign on the right: “We can’t wait for the fight of a few to resolve the problem of all” Cub photo/Caroline Varie

cation struggle, los Mapuches, native to Chile, are fighting for rights. I watched los Mapuches protest in Concepción. I saw the graffiti written on walls. Past political conflicts can be seen spray-painted at random as well: an obscene comment about the past dictator

Pinochet, an ‘Alessandri lives.’ All of these things jump out at me, while the people walk past. They walk past the silent screams and opinions without owners. To me it feels that individuality is less of a value here, and the collectiveness of the people is strong. Maybe they’re

caught between living their collective culture and speaking their individual opinions. So they write it. They write it where it can be seen but unidentified. Where only a foreigner would stop to read that la lucha continúa-- the fight continues.

Living today, preparing for tomorrow Random Ramblings Darian Benson A question that I was often asked when I was younger was “What do you want to be when you grow up?” After the question was presented, I would reply with whatever occupa-

tion I was currently obsessed with: doctor, ballerina, Batman, firefighter, teacher… the list goes on and on. Considering there was no need to have my heart set on one job back then, my 5-year-old mind changed whenever I sparked a new interest. When we are little, adults often ask us questions about growing up and our future. Yet, they do not expect a legitimate answer. Our young minds are thought to be incapable of

preparing for our future. In a way, I agree with this. Children change their minds way too much to be responsible for their future, but so do teenagers. I’m in high school now, which means that I need to start preparing for my future. But in order to do that, I need to have some kind of idea about what I want to do after school. The only problem is, I have absolutely no idea. The jobs that had held my interest

11 years ago no longer intrigue me now. Each year, students meet with their counselors to schedule classes for the next year. Once the next school year actually starts, many students want to drop a class that seemed interesting to them the previous year, but no longer is. The classes that we take in high school are supposed to prepare us for later in life. How are we supposed to do that when, in a time frame of five months, our

interests change? Once we become teenagers, we are expected to know what we want to do, what we need to do in order to do that, and how we are going to accomplish it. I don’t know about you, but that is a lot to ask of someone who would rather spend their time sleeping than anything else. I don’t know what I am going to wear tomorrow, let alone know what I want to do with the rest of my life.





Six-year Head football coach Jayson West gives senior quarterback Drake Christen some instructions before calling the next play out on the field. Cub photo/Coleman Labarr

GlynnisKing “Let’s go!” “Way to work.” “Hustle!” “On the line.” These are the words some athletes hear echoing in their head as they compete out on the field, court, track or wherever they may be. These are the words that motivate student athletes to do their best every day. These are some of the encouraging words of a coach. “You have to be patient, understanding, confident and have thick skin,” dean and head basketball coach J. R. Shelt said. Shelt is in his sixth

season as the boys coach. He got his start as an assistant coach at Arsenal Technical High School in 1996. Since then, he has grown as a coach and a leader. “I can’t imagine life without them (the players.) Teaching and coaching are things I’ve always envisioned myself doing,” Shelt said. “It’s a way to use my experiences and give back to these young men.” Shelt had always looked up to his coaches and said, “I wouldn’t be here without them.” Head football coach Jayson West felt the same when it came to the responsibilities of a coach.

“Patience with teenagers is Shelt agree that when it comes key. It is a huge responsibility to coaching, they enjoy teachto the school, to the community ing at both the high school and and most importantly to the college levels. young men that put so much of Many of LC’s student aththeir time and energy toward letes believe that much of their learning the success great game wouldn’t of football,” have been I really wanted to help achieved if West said. “I really young men become bet- it weren’t wanted to for the supJayson West ter..... help young port of the Head Football Coach men become coaching better than staff and they think administrathey can be through hard work, tion. Senior Richard Freeman dedication and loyalty.” has enjoyed playing basketball West started coaching 13 under the guidance of Coach Shelt. years ago and has been at LC “He’s a good motivator and for six years. Both West and

gives us good balance,” Freeman said. Senior and teammate Alan Willis couldn’t agree more. “He’s tough on us, but it’s for the good of the team,” Willis said. At LC, coaching is more than getting a record. Coaching is being a leader, a teacher and a mentor for students. It’s a way to help prepare and shape the future for Lawrence’s young community. “It takes a community effort to build a program, and without their help and support, the program would definitely struggle. We are very lucky here at LC to have such wonderful support,” West said.





of a good night’s sleep Study shows one in five teens has significant sleeping problems KatieBillman

Tips to get a good night’s sleep • Avoid caffeine after 5-6 p.m. • Give yourself at least two hours from when you eat to when you sleep • Turn your computer and TV off before getting into bed • Take a hot shower or bath before bed to help you relax • Avoid daytime sleep, or limit it to 20-minute power naps • Do a quiet activity before trying to sleep • Turn your phone on silent, and keep it across the room • Have a regular bed-time and wakeup time

8:50 a.m.-3:40 p.m - school. 4-6 p.m. - marching band. 6-6:30 p.m. - dinner. 6:30-9:30 p.m. - choir. And after getting home around 10 p.m. on his busiest school day, sophomore Connor Ward has around five hours of homework. So where does sleep fit into his schedule? On average, only six hours of the night. “I sacrifice a lot of sleep for marching band and all of my classes, especially at this point in the year when marching band is mid-season,” Ward said. Not only is Ward involved in the Spirit of Central marching band and Central Sound, but he also takes vocal lessons and piano lessons after school. Currently ranked third in the sophomore class, he’s taking classes like AP U.S. History, Lyceum 10, PreCalculus Honors and ACP Chemistry. For most students like Ward, strenuous classes are largely to blame for their lack of sleep. “For someone to be at their best, they need to get adequate sleep,” school nurse Jean Handley said. It is recommended that teenagers get at least eight to 10 hours of sleep per night. “The more sleep you get, the more stages of REM you have. REM stands for ‘rapid eye movement;’ you have REM sleep every

90 minutes, and there’s research cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness that shows we need REM sleep for and weight variation. According to memory and brain functionality,” a study done by NBC News, about psychology teacher Terri Foley one in five teens has significant said. REM sleep is essential for a sleeping problems. good night’s rest; getting an inad“A study done in Australia equate amount of sleep can result with 4,000 children aged 9-18 in a shorter attention span, change showed that those that were sleepof mood and lack of motivation. In deprived were more overweight, addition, poor sleep can target the showed symptoms of depression, immune system and make a perwere more likely to smoke, have son more susceptible to diseases rebellious behavior and be diagand illnesses. nosed with anxiety disorders,” “Good sleep can fully rest the Gowan said. body so that it can heal, grow and Every person has a different stay healthy. Studies show that “biological clock” dependent on sleep deprivation factors like age, affects attention, schedule and how memory and Good sleep can fully much sleep is school perforrequired to operrest the body so that it ate effectively. This mance,” family nurse practitioner can heal, grow and stay clock sets the body Darla Gowan said. healthy. to a rhythm which A case of sleep determines how Darla Gowan deprivation can that body works in family nurse practitioner fall into one of regards to its sleep three categories needs. when the number As a person of recommended hours of sleep ages, the recommended amount of isn’t met: partial (also called acute), sleep changes. A teen who doesn’t total or chronic sleep deprivaget the recommended amount of tion. sleep can become an adult at risk Partial sleep deprivation refers of fatigue and other health probto the reduction in the total sleep lems like high cholesterol and a time relative to one’s usual routine. higher BMI (body mass index). Total sleep deprivation refers to “You’re still growing and the avoidance of sleep for at least developing. The brain doesn’t maone night, and chronic deprivation ture completely until around the refers to a prolonged period of age of 23 to 25, so sleep is far more time with limited or no sleep. The important for children and teenagchronic sleep-restricted state can ers,” Foley said.

Cub photo/Katie Billman





of a good night’s sleep Study shows one in five teens has significant sleeping problems KatieBillman

Tips to get a good night’s sleep • Avoid caffeine after 5-6 p.m. • Give yourself at least two hours from when you eat to when you sleep • Turn your computer and TV off before getting into bed • Take a hot shower or bath before bed to help you relax • Avoid daytime sleep, or limit it to 20-minute power naps • Do a quiet activity before trying to sleep • Turn your phone on silent, and keep it across the room • Have a regular bed-time and wakeup time

8:50 a.m.-3:40 p.m - school. 4-6 p.m. - marching band. 6-6:30 p.m. - dinner. 6:30-9:30 p.m. - choir. And after getting home around 10 p.m. on his busiest school day, sophomore Connor Ward has around five hours of homework. So where does sleep fit into his schedule? On average, only six hours of the night. “I sacrifice a lot of sleep for marching band and all of my classes, especially at this point in the year when marching band is mid-season,” Ward said. Not only is Ward involved in the Spirit of Central marching band and Central Sound, but he also takes vocal lessons and piano lessons after school. Currently ranked third in the sophomore class, he’s taking classes like AP U.S. History, Lyceum 10, PreCalculus Honors and ACP Chemistry. For most students like Ward, strenuous classes are largely to blame for their lack of sleep. “For someone to be at their best, they need to get adequate sleep,” school nurse Jean Handley said. It is recommended that teenagers get at least eight to 10 hours of sleep per night. “The more sleep you get, the more stages of REM you have. REM stands for ‘rapid eye movement;’ you have REM sleep every

90 minutes, and there’s research cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness that shows we need REM sleep for and weight variation. According to memory and brain functionality,” a study done by NBC News, about psychology teacher Terri Foley one in five teens has significant said. REM sleep is essential for a sleeping problems. good night’s rest; getting an inad“A study done in Australia equate amount of sleep can result with 4,000 children aged 9-18 in a shorter attention span, change showed that those that were sleepof mood and lack of motivation. In deprived were more overweight, addition, poor sleep can target the showed symptoms of depression, immune system and make a perwere more likely to smoke, have son more susceptible to diseases rebellious behavior and be diagand illnesses. nosed with anxiety disorders,” “Good sleep can fully rest the Gowan said. body so that it can heal, grow and Every person has a different stay healthy. Studies show that “biological clock” dependent on sleep deprivation factors like age, affects attention, schedule and how memory and Good sleep can fully much sleep is school perforrequired to operrest the body so that it ate effectively. This mance,” family nurse practitioner can heal, grow and stay clock sets the body Darla Gowan said. healthy. to a rhythm which A case of sleep determines how Darla Gowan deprivation can that body works in family nurse practitioner fall into one of regards to its sleep three categories needs. when the number As a person of recommended hours of sleep ages, the recommended amount of isn’t met: partial (also called acute), sleep changes. A teen who doesn’t total or chronic sleep deprivaget the recommended amount of tion. sleep can become an adult at risk Partial sleep deprivation refers of fatigue and other health probto the reduction in the total sleep lems like high cholesterol and a time relative to one’s usual routine. higher BMI (body mass index). Total sleep deprivation refers to “You’re still growing and the avoidance of sleep for at least developing. The brain doesn’t maone night, and chronic deprivation ture completely until around the refers to a prolonged period of age of 23 to 25, so sleep is far more time with limited or no sleep. The important for children and teenagchronic sleep-restricted state can ers,” Foley said.

Cub photo/Katie Billman



Swirling down the Brain Drain Students say AP classes help prepare for the college-level curriculum

“I handle the stress of sports and school by keeping up with classwork and not letting Read Chapter 11 for AP (advanced placement) anything take me by surprise, because there’s U.S. history, study for an nothing more stressful AP chemistry quiz, write for me than falling bean essay for APLAC (AP hind and forgetting about literature and coman essay that’s due the position), do Spanish next day,” Larsh said. homework and on top of Larsh has been a varthis, go to cross country sity tennis player in the practice. This is the typical day top of his class all four years of high school. and workload for junior Powell, in a similar Grant Tomlin. situation, said, “With And because school stress, I think playing a involvement is considered essential to having a sport helps relax me. It’s a way to get away from successful college career, all the school business many students push and focus on something themselves to excel. For that I love doing. Don’t many, junior and senior get me wrong, it’s defiyears are the most chalnitely stressful when you lenging, at least for top get done with a game at 10 student Tomlin and 9 p.m. and there’s a pile seniors Alex Larsh and of homework waiting. Katherine Powell. I think that’s when the During senior year, mental will there is to achieve not only It’s up to the kicks in.” the comPowell petition student to really has been a of who’s put forth the ex- top-ranked getting tra effort if he or softball and into what college she wants a good volleyball student or movgrade. athlete. ing up in To class rank, Katherine Powell but there senior students like Larsh is also a and Powell, mental the key to aspect to succeeding in school is the challenge. For these knowing how to deal seniors, it is all about with stress and balancself-motivation, getting ing school and sports. into the college mindset But their motivations and and not crashing under reasoning for taking hard the stress.


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classes differ. “I take advanced classes because I like pushing myself to my full potential,” Powell said. “And the same goes for sports; competitors aren’t only going to give 60 percent effort, but they are going to give 120 percent effort to get the win. If they know they didn’t give the game all they’ve got, then they are going to be disappointed with their performance. I think the key to success is the desire to be the best and the outcomes that will come from it.” Powell and Tomlin

both claim that AP U.S. history has been one of their hardest classes. Tomlin said after taking Stretch in middle school, the more difficult classes were the next step. “Out of my whole high school career, AP U.S. history was definitely the hardest. To get a good grade in that class, it was imperative to open the textbook, read the chapter, take notes and listen in class. That goes for other AP classes, too. It’s up to the student to really put forth the extra effort if he or she wants a good grade,” Powell

said. Larsh claims that AP physics and BC calculus have been the hardest courses he’s taken. Larsh said that one of the hardest parts of taking AP classes is that teachers don’t find it their job to motivate you. Unlike regular teachers that might remind you to study or do your homework, they already expect you, as an AP student, to motivate yourself and be prepared by the time the test comes around. “I think the key to achieving success in school and sports is

simply having commitment to prepare in whatever you do,” Larsh said. “Whenever I feel totally prepared for a test or a tennis match, I’m calm and normally end up performing to my full potential, which is all you can ask for. Whenever I don’t feel prepared, I normally get nervous and tight and don’t do nearly as well. I take advanced classes so I can be as prepared as I can be for the college level curriculum. I think challenging myself academically will eventually pay off in the future.”



aunted houses now open


Indy Scream Park

What’s Scary around Indy Indy Scream Park 5211 S. New Columbus Rd. Anderson, IN 46013 317-489-3732 Hanna Haunted Acres 7323 E. Hanna Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46239 317-357-0881

is actually a haunted corn maze where visitors have to go through several haunted buildings in order to get to the end. Backwoods is styled in the same manner, with a nearly one-mile trail through the woods instead of a maze. These attractions tend to be very muddy, so old shoes are recommended. If you are looking for a night of fright, Indy Scream Park is one of the best haunted houses in Indiana. Although this is one of the more expensive haunted attractions, it is definitely worth it.

Indy Scream Park, located in Anderson, consists of five frightening attractions: Bedlam, Kurayami, Nachtmar, Infected and Backwoods. All five attractions are very different from one another. Bedlam is defined as a state of confusion. Visitors must wear 3-D glasses as they walk through the neon-covered, clownfilled attraction. But these are not your typical circus clowns; they have Necropolis no concept of personal space. Their high pitched Located in the Dark laughing, in your face, Armies facility, Necropois enough to send chills lis is 30,000 feet of terror. down your spine. This haunted house is Kurayami, Japanese composed of three differfor “black out,” is in ent attractions, Necropocomplete darkness. Tradi- lis: The City of Perpetual tional Japanese warriors Darkness, Zombie Inn roam this attraction, and and Dark Terrors. sudden bursts of lights Necropolis: The City frighten guests. Kurayaof Perpetual Darkness mi is essentially a maze is the main attraction in the dark. at Necropolis. In this Nachtmar is the Gerhaunt, visitors take a tour man word through for nightNecropomare. This lis, which Dark Terrors attraction is translates made up of is, by far, the best to “the 12 terrifycity of the attraction at ing scenes, dead.” The Necropolis. featuring scenes in over 6,000 this attracfeet of hortion portray ror. With more than 30 sights generally seen in a actors, Nachtmar is one town. Although graphics of the scariest attractions and costumes are great, at Indy Scream Park. it is very easy to predict There are two outwhen an actor will jump side attractions at Indy out to try to scare you. Scream: Infected and Zombie Inn is the Backwoods. Infected second attraction located

The Asylum House 2350 South State Road 37 Greenwood IN 46143 317-919-9347 Necropolis Dark Armies Inc. 2525 N. Shadeland Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46219 317-353-1987 Eliza Willard’s Haunted Hotel 99 N. Main St. Franklin, IN 46131 317-385-9088 Corpse Manor 4700 N. Post Road Indianapolis, IN 46226 317-683-9300 The Cave Asylum Roller Cave 8734 East 21st St. Indianapolis, IN 46219 317-898-1817 Fright Manor 2909 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46225 317-883-7666 Children’s Museum’s Wicked Workshop 3000 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 317-334-3322

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at Necropolis. This attraction has a hotel theme, with different rooms occupied by zombies. However, the middle of this attraction is made up of a maze, which seems very out of place with the hotel theme. After about five minutes of trying to find your through the maze, the haunt suddenly returns

to the original hotel theme. The last attraction is called Dark Terrors. Dark Terrors begins by guests meeting the only scientist left after an experiment gone wrong. The power suddenly drains, and guests are given a “faulty” flashlight. The flashlights are actually controlled by Necropolis

employees, and go off, dim and strobe at their convenience. Dark Terrors is, by far, the best attraction at Necropolis. The more experienced haunted house visitor will find Necropolis predictable and not very scary. However, Necropolis is the perfect place to go to for your first haunted house.

Frite Lodge 7525 Acton Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46259 317-862-6834 Conner Prairie’s Headless Horseman Event 13400 Allisonville Rd. Fishers, IN 46038 317-776-6000 Attack of the Zombies Paintball Experience 2573 W 100 North Greenfield, IN 46140 888-550-1410

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Junior Emily Neff puts the finishing touches on her artwork. The piece, titled “Principal Poker,” depicts four pairs of hands, each holding playing cards with pictures of LC principals on them. Cub photos/Coleman LaBarr

Four principals in four years: the perfect hand for a winning piece of art AliDuff

Junior Emily Neff is a student in Nancy Barnes’ 3-D art class. The idea for Neff’s new art project, “Principal Poker,” was really quite simple. “Mrs. Barnes handed me a bag of LC coins and told me to do a project with them,” she said. But it is what Neff did with that idea that is impressive. Using a set of playing cards and four sets of hands, she created an art piece that shows each pair of hands holding five playing cards. One of the cards in each hand has a picture of LC principals: Rocky Valadez, Thomas Oestreich, Kevin Brown and Ed Freije. They’re the principals here in the past four years. Neff has Oestreich holding the winning hand. “He was my favorite out of the four,” she said. To add to the poker-esque atmosphere of the 3-D art piece, LC coins are scattered across the card table. Neff also said that additional inspiration came from the 1903 “Dogs Playing Poker” pictures, a series of famous paintings by American artist C.M. Coolidge.



Advice from a pro:

‘Tell the story’

Broadway star visits theater class during trip home to Indy

“Put yourself into the piece.” It was advice Van Wye listened to. “He helped me tell a story instead of feeling like I had to DrewNixon put on a show. … He helped journalism student my confidence,” Van Wye said. “And he reminded me there’s a Junior Scott Van Wye always loved watching movies, middle ground between being a star and being a nobody.” and he always loved watching Van Wye is interested in his older brother sing and act. “I loved playing pretend on film and stage, and he’d like to try directing as well as perthe playground,” he said. forming and perhaps writing But it wasn’t until last year reviews. that he got into performing Sophomore Deven Smith arts here. Now he’s in rehearschose to perform “It Ain’t als for his first lead role, in The NecessarPhiladelphia ily So” from Story, LC’s fall Porgy and Bess, play. I can remember because the Last always singing, always song portrays week Van someone Wye had the making up songs, alwho’s wild, rare opporways dancing around. and Smith tunity to get Julia Klinestiver isn’t. Again, a few pointsophomore Davis said to ers from a “tell the story Tony Awardrather than try winning to impress” and “to come in Broadway actor and singer with a bang when you’re supwhen Ben Davis visited LC. A Lawrence North graduate who posed to.” Smith has wanted to perhas worked in New York, Los form for a long time. “When Angeles and London, Davis I was 6, I would write songs watched as Van Wye sang that never made sense,” he “Those Were the Good Old said. His dream is to be a Triple Days”from Damn Yankees and Threat – with acting, singing then gave him advice. “Tell the story of what’s go- and dancing. The message which senior ing on in the song,” Davis said.

Marcus Goodner got was to be the character. “I like the message, the story being in front of the audience,” he said. Goodner has been on LC’s stage in Aida and The Wiz. He’s also a defensive back on the Bears’ football team, something in common with Davis. The Broadway actor played football and basketball and ran track. His mother convinced him to try out for the school musical when he was a junior. He auditioned in Chicago when he was 20 and eventually was called back for another audition, by phone. It was the break he needed. For sophomore Julia Klinestiver, being on stage has always been a dream. “I can remember always singing, always making up songs, always dancing around,” she said. She was hooked when she was 7 or 8 and watched her cousin perform in a high school musical. A member of Central Sound, Klinestiver has the lead female role in the fall play. Editor’s note: Jessica Oliver and Clifton Briscoe contributed to this story. Clockwise from top left: sophomore Julia Klinestiver, sophomore Deven Smith, junior Scott Van Wye, senior Marcus Goodner, Broadway actor Ben Davis and senior Ike Wellhausen. Cub photos/Chloe Feyock and Elizabeth Granger

Get to the MAC during your study hall or to the WIN after school for extra help.



The Rhythmic Revolution Artist: Pink Album: The Truth About Love Genre: Pop

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Song Suggestion: “Walk Of Shame” Meredith Nordmann Pink released her sixth studio album, The Truth About Love on Sept.18. Within the first week that it came out, it debuted at number nine on the top Ten iTunes chart and debuted as number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album’s first single “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” was released two months before the album came out and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Before this much anticipated album, it had been four years since her last studio album Funhouse was released. The album may not be her best yet but still delivers the same fun, care-free lyrics that she is well known for. This album

also showcases her range in voice and shows her higher range. This ferocious popstar’s album also highlights her talent in songwriting. Her personality continues to shine through the cracks as she stays true to the young and spunky Pink. If you are looking for an album with a lot of variety in songs and a mixture of beats then I would not suggest this album. If you are looking for a fun time listening to upbeat music and want to be pumped up, then I would highly suggest this album for you.

Similar Artists: Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Katharine McPhee

In the XX’s newest album, “Coexist,” the London band has not changed their sound much at all. The members claim that the album was inspired by club music, but they continue to make music with less noise and more silence, generally staying away from loud notes and fast beats. They continue to convey sound in dramatic cord changes and sustained repetition rather than a loud and in-your-face type of sound. The subjects of their songs also continue to

be about simple things like movements and glimpses that are then analyzed in later lyrics. This is refreshing in contrast to a lot of popular music today. A song that stood out on this album was “Try” for it’s high-pitched repetitive background noise at the beginning and during the chorus. This doesn’t cover up the XX’s sound or their lyrics and plays like all the other songs on the album. You have to have patience to listen to the XX, as they build up their songs with soft chords and slow beats. If you’re looking for a mindless track with a fast beat that’s instantly loud, this isn’t the album for you.

Artist: Mumford & Sons Album: Babel Genre: Folk/Alternative


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Song Suggestion: “Let’s Go” Ali Duff Lightning is the fourth album by New York-based indie pop duo Matt and Kim. With Kim’s delightfully messy punk rock drumming and Matt’s solid, punchy vocals, the band creates upbeat tracks that are all about simply loving everything about your life. But the album, like life itself, also delves into darker tones with songs like “Now” and “I Said”, but most of Lightning is made up of the bouncy rock that has driven Matt and Kim albums in the past. However, one thing that sets this album apart from its predecessors is the production. Unlike the duo’s previous albums, Lightning contains less of the

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Song Suggestion: “Angels” Leah Arenz

Similar Artists: Lykke Li, Florence + The Machine, Crystal Castles

Artist: Matt and Kim Album: Lightening Genre: Alternative Rating: 1 - 2 - 3 -

Artist: XX Album: Coexist Genre: Indie pop

Song Suggestion: “Ghosts That We Knew” Carley Lanich

instrumentation that regular fans will be used to, and even the beat on “It’s Alright” echoes that of other songs. But with an album as electric and fun as Lightning, there’s hardly any room for complaints about Matt and Kim’s consistent sound. In short, if you want an entire room full of people to go from boring to crazy in under an hour, then play this album, because it’s partyinducing good.

Similar Artists: Passion Pit, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend

“Babel” is Mumford & Sons’ second album. Released on Sept. 25, “Babel” has already topped iTunes’ Top Albums chart. After receiving success with their first album, 2009’s “Sigh No More,” Mumford & Sons took their time producing their sophomore album. “Babel” stays true to the roots of “Sign No More,” keeping the same musical style without being repetitive.

The album features a mix of fast and slow songs, many of which are easy-listening tunes. “Ghosts That We Knew” and “Lover of the Light” are two beautifully crafted songs that have just the right balance of belted-out and soft moments. Another notable track is “The Boxer,” a cover of the original song of the same name by Paul Simon. The Mumford & Sons cover features the vocals of Jerry Douglas and Paul Simon himself. “Babel” is an engaging album full of surprises, and its overall soft tone grows on its audience with each lis-

Similar Artists: Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers



Cold Fury gives you chills Fullbright shines bright Just when blues music seemed to be at a stalemate with new artists, the young and talented John Fullbright emerged from a small town in Oklahoma. I was listening to the Matthew Socey Show one Saturday night on 90.1 FM, a local radio station. The show consists predominantly of blues music with a splash of jazz. As final call was nearing, which is when they conclude the show; I heard a song come on called “Fat Man” by an artist called Fullbright. The song was a dark, bluesy number with a big band backing Fullbright up. The song had a heavy swing with a great piano solo. Instinctively, I turned the volume up to full blast to fully take in the lyrical genius. When the song was over, I immediately went to my computer to look up this “Fullbright” newcomer. John Fullbright began playing piano at age 9 and received a heavy jazz and blues influence from his family. In high school, he played at a local restaurant with an amplifier he borrowed from his school’s band program. After high school, Fullbright went on to attend Southeastern Oklahoma State University, but he soon dropped out to start a music career with fellow musician Mike McClure. In 2008, Fullbright was featured on McClure’s album did7, which set off the former’s solo career. Fullbright would go on to perform at The Blue Door, a club in Oklahoma City, and became familiar with the owner, who eventually became his manager. Fullbright took his time releasing his first studio album and decided to stick to live albums and playing a variety of festivals all around the country. In 2012, he performed at number of festivals around the U.S., which was when he decided to sow the seed of his first album. From the Ground Up wowed both critics and fans alike and came in at No. 10 on the Billboards Folk Charts. The album lives up to every single minute of the first song I heard from him. My personal favorite track is “Satan and St. Paul,” which has lyrics that I’ve never heard a 24-year-old produce. Other listeners must have agreed, because Fullbright received the ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award in 2012. John Fullbright is currently touring with Matthew and the Atlas and will be performing at the White Rabbit Cabaret in Indianapolis on Oct. 30 — although you have to be 21 to enter the club, which is extremely upsetting.

T.M. Goeglein’s debut novel, Cold Fury, will keep you on the edge of your seat as you eagerly turn pages. Action packed, Cold Fury is a hard-knuckle read. When 16-year-old Sara Jane Rispoli comes home to find her house in shambles and her family gone, her life turns upside down. Darian Benson After finding out that her family is deeply embedded in the Chicago the 10th chapter, where a detailed Outfit, aka the Mob, Sara Jane befight scene takes place. Goeglein gins to run for her life while trying places twists and turns throughout to save her family. Although she is the novel that will have readers armed with a .45 gun and $96,000 begging to find out what happens in cash, an old leather notebook, next. Goeglein whose contents also seems to hold the secret lack consistency to “Ultimate ... scenes in this book with details in Power,” may be her only hope. are vivid and can easily this novel. This is The book shown in minute be imagined. starts off slow, details, such as the first 100 when Sara Jane pages mainly befirst noticed the ing flashbacks and useless “filler” “cold fury” inside of her to information that would later be imporinformation. This makes it a little hard to get into the book; however, tant in the story. This may cause if you stick around and continue to some confusion to readers. On the other hand, the word read through, the pace picks up at

choice and style of writing is very unique compared to the majority of novels aimed at the young adult audience. Goeglein is descriptive, and his writing consists of a Chicago dialect. The action scenes in this book are vivid and can easily be imagined. Since the novel is written in first person, readers get a firsthand look into Sarah Jane’s mind. She isn’t the typical female heroine. Sarah Jane is feisty and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Goeglein’s character is a fresh introduction to the young adult genre. Cold Fury is the first installment in the trilogy of the same name. Although the main character of the book is a 16-year-old girl, the novel is not necessarily geared toward one gender or the other. Anyone who enjoys action stories will enjoy this book. Cold Fury is a fantastic easy read, and the next two books are sure to be hits. Title: Cold Fury Author(s): T.M. Goeglein Personal rating: 1- 2-4-5

What LC’s reading Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand -Emyly Escalante, 10

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green -Chance Williams, 10

The Wanting Seed by Anthony Burgess -Anthony Espinoza, 11

The Wanting Seed by Anthony Burgess -Anthony Espinoza, 11

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs -Danica Minor, 11

Iron King by Julie Kagawa -Kiseana Mills, 12

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore -Lydia Lloyd, 11 The Life & Death of the Stars by Ray Spangenburg -James Davie, 10 The Fallen by Thomas E. Sniegoski -Taylor Vendable-Gammon, 10

The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks -Chelsea Patton, 11 Get In The Game by Cal Ripken Jr. -Geoff Bowles, 12 The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls -Christina Hunt, English teacher Extrordinary by Nancy Werlin -Marissa Cisneros, 9

Pretty Dead by Francesca Lia Block -Erin Davis, 11 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins -Brody Petrucciani, 10 Good Blood by Aaron Elkins -Marcus Berry, 12 Bone Chiller by Graham McNamee -Andrew Benslay, 10 City Of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare -Nigelle Radoc, 11 The Odessey by Homer -Donovan McDuffy, 9 Chosen by Ted Dekker -Kerri Kupfer, 10




Exorcisms, zombies, witches, oh my!


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Half-baked cookie dough with ice cream on top? To put it simply, yum. The “Mack Lovin’” is one of Mackenzie River Pizza Company’s signature desserts. Mackenzie River is an outdoor-themed pub and grill located off of 82nd Street and has a well-rounded menu suitable for all ages. There are only 15 locations nationwide with the majority being in Montana, where the restaurant originated. The Indianapolis branch is Indiana’s only location, but another pub will be established in Carmel next spring. Besides their Mack Lovin’, Mackenzie River has other signature items on the menu like their buffalo chicken Mack N’ Cheese. As a table, we ordered one of each, along with a lemon chicken dish and the “Hot Hawaiian Pizza.” We ordered ours without jalapenos, so our not-so-hot Hawaiian pizza, so to speak, was sweet and smoky. For a girl that loves carbs, ordering their original crust was the right way to go. The lemon chicken didn’t do much for me; it wasn’t what I had expected, and it seemed partially dry and flavorless. On the other hand, the buffalo chicken Mack N’ Cheese was the oppoCub photos/Katie Billman site; it had a kick to it, but it was a nice change of taste and showed that the company offers more than just pizza. Mackenzie River Pizza Company seems to be good for Indianapolis, because it’s different than the typical Papa John’s or Pizza Hut. From their atmosphere to variety to taste, it’s worth a trip there, even if it’s just for the Mack Lovin’.



Thing Ali Duff Fall Break is coming up, as is Halloween, and with the coming chill in the air, it’s the perfect time to curl up by the fireplace and watch some scary and funny movies. One of the most popular “oldschool” Halloween movies is the 1973 film The Exorcist. Directed by William Friedkin and based on the 1971 novel of the same name, The Exorcist concerns a mother’s desperate attempts to free her daughter from demonic possession

free. Zombieland stars Jesse Eisenwith the help of two priests. While berg (Columbus), Woody Harthe special effects may be a bit relson (Tallahassee), Emma Stone dated, this film still has the ability (Witchita), Abigail Breslin (Little to make you cringe. The Exorcist Rock) and Bill Murray (Himself). stars Ellen Burstyn (Chris MacNeil), Linda Blair (Regan MacNeil), If you want a scary comedy, then Zombieland is definitely for you. Max von Sydow (Father Lankester Nothing says “psychological Merrin), and Jason Miller (Father horror” better than the The Blair Damien Karras). Witch Project (1999). Viewers are For those looking for a scary informed that three film school comedy, check out Ruben Fleischstudents disappeared while hiker’s 2009 film Zombieland. ing into the Black Hills to film a The movie takes place two documentary about a local legend months after a zombie apocanamed the Blair Witch and were lypse, when a still-human college never heard from again. The Blair student, “Columbus,” leaves his Witch Project is dorm room and made from the travels to Ohio to’s the perfect time “recovered footfind out whether his parents are to curl up by the fireplace age” off the trio’s video cameras. alive. and watch some scary The film stars MiAlong the and funny movies... chael C. Williams, way, he meets Heather Donahue up with fellow and Joshua Leonsurvivor “Talard, who make the movie all that lahassee,” who is seeking the last more realistic by lending their real batch of Twinkies, and siblings names to their characters. “Witchita” and “Little Rock,” who All the movies mentioned are traveling to an amusement above are available for rental. park that is supposedly zombie-

What’s H t in Indy Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie’s annual Headless Horseman event continues Thursday through Saturday. It includes a haunted hayride, pumpkin bowling, a Legend of Sleepy Hollow marionette show, catapulting pumpkins and scary-o-ke singing. Several new events include s’mores made over a fire (additional cost) and the opportunity to taste sautéed insects. Discounted pre-sale tickets are at Marsh, and O’Malia’s stores. Thursday and Sunday tickets are $9 pre-sale and $11 at the gate. Friday and Saturday tickets are $13 pre-sale and $15 at the gate. Gates are open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly, and hayrides and activities may run past 10 p.m. Hayride times are distributed on a first-come, firstserve basis.

Day of the Dead Festival at the Indiana State Museum


Waterman’s Fall Harvest Festival

Waterman’s Fall Harvest Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. now through Oct. 31. This festival features a pumpkin-eating dinosaur as well as live music, a petting zoo and a pumpkin patch. For more information visit

Day of the Dead Festival at the Indiana State Museum will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through Nov. 4. The joyful Mexican holiday is a time when the dead can rejoin the living. This festival will allow participants to learn about the celebration’s history and traditions while taking part in it. For more information visit

Julius Ceasar at the IRT Julius Caesar, one of Shakespeare’s popular tragedies, is playing at the Indiana Repertory Theatre now through Nov. 5. For more information visit

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Of butterscotch sundaes and The Hazards Of Love The Life Obscura Ali Duff Well, the oddities girl has returned. This month’s “The Life Obscura” features a hairball, a pair of size 37 shoes and, of course, a movie and music recommendation, too. Let’s start with the weirdest first, shall we? Two weeks ago on Oct. 4, doctors in India reported that they had performed surgery to remove a 4-pound hairball from between a stomach cavity and a small intestine. From a cat, right? Nope, that hairball was removed from a 19-year-old girl in India, who came to the hospital with complaints that she had not been able to eat or drink for several days. During surgery to remove the object, doctors were shocked to

discover that the obstruc- (pardon the pun), check out Oregon-based band tion was a hairball made of four pounds of human The Decemberists. Known for their penchant hair entwined around for grandiloquence, the bits of chalk. As odd as band’s songs are rooted this may seem, the act of in historical fiction. Sugremoving one’s hair for gested songs include personal consumption “The Crane Wife 1, 2, and is called trichotillomania. 3,” along with “O ValenAccording to the doctors cia” and “Here I Dreamt in India, the 19-year-old I Was An Architect.” For patient said after surgery that she is extremely fond a brilliantly orchestrated album, listen to The Deof eating bits of chalk, along with large portions cemberists’ 2009 album, The Hazards Of Love. of her own hair. Grab a butterscotch In regards to defisundae and make yournite evidence, American self comfortable, because Robert Wadlow was the this month’s movie is tallest man in the world The Royal at 8 feet Tenenbaums 11 inches. Due to an (2001). Di...this month’s rected and uncharacco-written teristically The Life Obscura high level features a hairball by Wes Anderson, of human and a pair of Size the film growth chronicles hormone 37 shoes... the lives of caused by the dysa pituitary gland condition, Wadlow functional Tenenbaum grew extremely fast and family: father Royal, wore size 37 shoes. Even mother Etheline, and at the time of his death in their three extremely 1940, the 22-year-old did prodigal children, sons Chas and Richie and adnot cease growing. opted daughter Margot. For an offbeat band

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After the Tenenbaum parents divorce and the children enter their post-success adulthoods, Royal becomes desperate to reunite his estrangedfamily. The Royal Tenenbaums is a quirky but tremendously well-scripted film, from its moments of inescapable sorrow to the times when the Tenenbaum family looks to actually be at peace with each other. Director Wes Anderson, a child of divorced parents himself, combines the harshness of life with dry humor and offbeat characters, creating a family that both resents its members...and yet can’t bear the thought of life without them. The Royal Tenenbaums stars Gene Hackman (Royal), Angelica Houston (Etheline), Gwyneth Paltrow (Margot), Luke Wilson (Richie), and Ben Stiller (Chas). Also starring in the film is Bill Murray, one of Anderson’s frequent collaborators, and Owen Wilson, who co-wrote the film.

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The Five people You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys

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The Regular Show

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Big Bang Theory

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland

Chris Felli senior

South Park

Perfume by Patrick Süskind

Helena Beat by Foster The People

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Roach, Boys XC go to Semi-State AlexKryah The girls cross country team ended their season in Regionals at Brebeuf on Oct. 13 as they were not able to finish in the top five of the teams competing. The girls finished with a score of 244, 121 points behind the 5th place team, Noblesville. Though the girls didn’t move on, they are still pleased with how the season went. “I think we performed to our best ability,” senior Maddy Roach, who finished 10th in the Regional meet, said. “The total work that we did didn’t come together for every single person, and that’s what we needed. Some individuals did really well, but others didn’t.” “Though we didn’t make it to Semi-State as a team, I think we definitely went out there and gave it our best and we’re happy with the results,” Roach added. Roach, however, will be moving on in the tournament by herself because she was one of the top 15 individuals in the race. The senior likes her chanc-

es in the Semi-State meet and went down a bit. I know for beyond. me when I’m low on my mile“I’m ready to just go out age, races start to feel harder for there and kill the game,” Roach me.” said with enthusiasm. “I’ve Hester expects the boys to been working so hard and it’s race well in Sectionals because finally my senior year and I they will be back on their runhaven’t made it to state at all ning schedule. The Regional in cross country and I’ve been that the Bears just ran in will working hard all year, so I think likely “dominate” the SemiI’ll make it.” State, Hester believes, so he has The boys, on the other hand, “no doubt” that they’ll make it were able to through. qualify for “We were Semi-State on State is very attainable, only 26 points that Regional it’s what we all strive for... from winCole Hester ning the meet. Saturday with senior In strong perforrunning, mances from that’s not very seniors Matt many points Dorsey and Chandler Ball, fin- at all,” Hester said. ishing fifth and sixth respecThe boys will have to fintively. Though some of the run- ish in the top five in Semi-State ners struggled a bit, the Bears to qualify for the State meet will be running at Northview on Oct. 27 at the Indiana State for a chance to go to state for a course. second straight year. “State is very attainable. It’s “We had a race earlier in something that we all strive for the week at Sectionals, and it and if we all put it together on kind of just threw off the sched- the right day, our training plans ule,” senior Cole Hester, who us for state. I think we can win.” finished 13th, said. “We didn’t Editors Note: An Oct. 18 race that hard (on that day), but deadline precluded the covering of it threw us off and our mileage the Semi-State meet.

Senior Maddy Roach runs in Regionals at Brebuef on Oct. 13. Roach individually qualified for Semi-State. Courtesy Photo/Geoff Bowles

Fall sports wrap up seasons Soccer falls to LN in Sectionals JacobHelmus The Bears soccer team ended their season in a heartbreaking loss to cross-town rival Lawrence North 0-1 in the Sectional semifinal on Oct. 3. This was the second matchup of the season between the two squad’s, the first being a 0-0 draw. The sectional game started out very similar to the first game in that they were tied

0-0 for pretty much the entire game until the Wildcats were able to find the back of the net with only eight minutes left in the match. It was a stinging loss for the Bears, because for 13 of the 18 players on the roster, that was the last time they would ever suit up in a LC jersey. The loss, however, was not a damper on the exciting season that the boys had. Even though the wins may not have showed it, the Bears were close with almost every team and also participated in some exhilarating matches, ranging from penalty kicks to scoring five goals within a matter of seven minutes.

Lady Bears defeated by North Central JacobHelmus The girls soccer team wrapped their season up with a 0-8 loss to the North Central Panthers in the first round of Sectionals. It was an overall disappointing season for the Lady Bears, as they finished with a 1-12 record and a 1-5 record in Conference Indiana. The season may have ended

poorly, but the Lady Bears have a lot to look forward to for next season. They return leading goal scorer, sophomore Kylie Terwilliger, who scored two out of the three goals the Lady Bears had this season.

Tennis ends in sectional semifinals MitchPrather The men’s tennis team lost to Heritage Christian in the first

round of Sectionals 2-3 to end their season. The losses coming from one singles, one doubles and three singles. The points for the Bears came from the two singles and two doubles courts. The loss came a day after the Bears beat the Eagles 4-1 in the last match of the regular season on senior night. The Bears finished the season with a 5-13 record. The Bears will enter a rebuilding phase for next season as they lose five seniors and only return three players with varsity experience, including number one singles player Jacob Pluta.



Senior running back Isaiah Townsend shows his speed by breaking away from a Southport defender en route to a touchdown on Sept. 28 in a 47-6 win. Townsend, the team’s second

leading rusher on the year, has been battling an ankle injury recently, but hopes to be at full strength in the later rounds of Sectionals and beyond. Cub photo/Carley Lanich

Bears hungry for more AlexKryah The Bears came, saw and conquered this regular season, earning a spotless 9-0 record, claiming the Conference Indiana championship and finishing the regular season with the top rank in the state. “It’s really important for us,” senior safety Delon Pettiford said about the accomplishments. “It has to carry on, and we have to keep winning and win out for State.” “It means a lot for our program and the kids and the school and, more importantly, the perception of who we are at LC,” head coach Jayson West said. “The Conference Indiana championship is important... it’s something that these young men have been working towards and they’ll remember their whole life, but I think this

group has much greater goals ground game was the dominatand with all my heart I hope ing force in the game, however, amassing 327 and four TDs by they achieve them.” One of those “much greater four different players. If the boys were to win goals” is a Sectional championon Friday that would create ship. Postseason play began for a match-up with either Carthe Bears on Friday when they mel or Warren Central, both of took on a Conference Indiana whom would undoubtedly be foe, Southport. their toughest test of the entire While there are no guarseason. West, antees in however, is the world of It has to carry on and not looking sports, this to next week, m a t c h - u p we have to keep winning yet. seems like a and win out for State. “I don’t sure win for Delon Pettiford know who the boys. The senior we’re going to Bears took play or where down the Carwe’re going to dinals three play. That’s the amazing thing weeks ago at home, putting on about the tournament so you an overpowering showing on really can’t worry about it too the ground as well as the air. In much, which is the good thing. the 47-6 routing of Southport, senior Drake Christen threw for There is nothing to look forward three touchdowns on merely to right now,” West said. The six attempts for 88 yards. The coach also noted that, if they do

play Carmel, they have to play their own style of football and worry about themselves. They do have to worry about injuries, however. Senior running back Isaiah Townsend and junior linebacker Brandon Lee both suffered injuries in a cold, wet and rainy 36-22 win over Franklin Central on senior night. Townsend tweaked an ankle and Lee injured his shoulder, both injuries that West calls “funny” to deal with. “Ankle injuries could be fine today, or they could take a few weeks,” West said of Townsend’s injury. “We’re taking it day by day right now. We gave him some carries on Friday night so he didn’t totally lose what he built up to.” Townsend did get significant touches in the 31-7 victory against Bloomington North on Oct. 12, but, Townsend admitted, he was not 100 percent and

couldn’t turn or juke as well as he had in the past. He did have a touchdown in the game, while senior Alex Rodriguez anchored the ground game with 102 yards and two scores. Lee did not suit up at all then, however, and West said that they are “concerned” about the injury, but believes he could be OK to go for the rest of the season. The Bears will need all hands on deck for the rest of the season. Pettiford noted that the boys need to cut down on the penalties, and players will have to step up if the injured Bears cannot return. The team believes, though, that as long as they take care of their business, there is nothing stopping them from reaching their greatest goal: A state title. Editors note: An Oct. 18 deadline precludes the covering of the first round of Sectionals.



‘Drive to win’ pays off for girls MitchPrather The Lady Bears have concluded their regular season with an even record of 15-15. The last four wins were against Decatur Central, Speedway, Franklin Central and Lutheran. The losses came in well-fought match-ups with Noblesville, Brebeuf Jesuit, Scecina and Bloomington North. The win against Speedway and the loss against Brebeuf constituted the Bears’ run in the Marion County tournament. As before, the chemistry of the team is what has helped push them to the top in many of the games, and even in the strong sets that they played during their losses. The Sept. 24 game against Noblesville, who is 17-6 on the season, went to five sets in an exciting home match. The team also played sets into extra points against Lutheran and Scecina. This year’s schedule was a tough one for LC. The Lady Bears had to take on perennial

powers such as Cathedral, Car- gether as a team,” Moffat said. For some of these seniors, mel, Fishers and Shelbyville, and they did not back down. the end of tournament play will These schools do not make for not mark the end of their atheasy nights, but this varsity letic careers. Setter Allie PowBears squad is not an easy game ell wants to play volleyball in college, and Moffat is strongly for the other schools. “I think we have come to- leaning toward Transylvania gether better this year as a team University to continue her playbecause this is many players’ ing career. Powell led the team last year playing, so we had overall in assists this regular season with more drive to 393, and Mofwin,” senior fat held the outside hitter season highs Tricia Moffat ...this is many players’ in total attacks said. last year, so we had more and kills at To u r n a 457 and 161, ment season drive to win. Tricia Moffat began with Senior respectively. The regusectional play lar season starting Oct. was a success 18 against for the Bears. Tech high school (*Editor’s note: Due to an They hope to carry this over Oct. 18 deadline, the scores for this to the new group of incoming game were unavailable). The Lady varsity players for next year as Bears definitely feel they have the team gets almost an entirely what it takes to compete this new look as seven of the 13 girls on the squad are seniors this year in the postseason. “For the tournament season year. Also, head coach Krystal we have worked on being more Stallings is retiring her post at mentally strong, and staying to- the end of this season.

Senior Tricia Moffat serves in the first round Sectional match against Arsenal Tech last Thursday. Cub photo/Coleman LaBarr

Fun facts of the NFL Column designs/Sara Heiny

Here’s a fun fact: The Arizona Cardinals, through Week 4, had the best record in the NFL since Week 12 of last season, going 9-1 in that span. Despite a few recent losses, they’re still a surprisingly impressive team. Another fact: The New Orleans Saints are bad. OK, that may be an opinion, but anyone who thinks that a 1-4 team is good is either dyslexic or is being incredibly too facetious. And while this third assertion isn’t a fact, it’s arguably true: The NFC West is the best division in football. Go ahead, laugh and make fun of me, and

then look at the stats, but ex- (Offensively they’re horrible, clude the Rams. Though they’re though. They lost to the Rams. 3-3, I just think they’re as offen- If I could legitimately insert sively stagnant as the Yankees “lol” in this column, this would be the most fitting situation). are in the ALCS right now. H a r b a u g h ’s Seattle, heroes from San Francisco and Arizona It’s funny how quickly the the Bay have all rank in the every returntop 15 in total powers of the NFL can ing defensive defense in the change. starter from league right a squad that now and all imposed their rank in the top 10 in takeaways. dominance on nearly every Defensively, the Seahawks and team they played last year. The 49ers are superior to Arizona, Seahawks held Green Bay to 12 but the Cardinals still hold their points. If you can contain Aaron own on that side of the ball. “Discount Double Check” Rod-

gers to 12 points, you’re pretty darn good. And what used to be the top division in the league is now one of the bottom dwellers. The AFC South really, really, really stinks. Discounting the Texans, the Titans, Jaguars and, sadly, Colts are all quite mediocre. They all rank in the bottom 10 in total offense and total defense. Whoever plays them has a field day, just like our Bears throttle most of our Conference Indiana opponents. Obviously, the best teams are staying in power. Baltimore is still hard-nosed Baltimore,

and New England is still hateable, cheating New England. The bad teams are still heinously egregious, too. Carolina will continue to lose if Cam Newton doesn’t grow up, and the Browns will never win because, well, they’re the Browns. It’s funny how quickly the power of the NFL can change. Four years ago, the NFC West was the laughing stock of the league and the AFC South was dominant. Change is inevitable, but one thing is for sure: This NFL season is going to be fun. And that’s a fact.



In the case of Conference realignment, there is a strong chance that LC and rival Lawrence North would be in the same conference. They are currently affiliated with Conference

Indiana and the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC). Schools from the Hoosier Crossroads Conference would be in the new conference as well. Cub file photo

Rumors of realignment MitchPrather

Rumors have spread among several Indiana high schools about the possibility of a new dynamic in the athletic and academic world of conferences. Conference realignment is a recurring theme from year to year. Each year, there is talk of moving schools around between conferences to create the most efficient conferences in terms of travel, as well as the most competitive conferences in terms of athletic power. Reference has been made in these discussions to what is known as a “Super-Conference,” or a conference that would be composed of a large number of the most athletically dominant high schools in the

state of Indiana. This would sider moving, they would still allow for the teams who are remain in the current sectional. In order for a school to members to play against other switch conferences, the athletic schools of the same caliber as directors and principals of the themselves. schools involved must meet and LC is currently a member of discuss the move. All of the disConference Indiana, and plays cussions and all of these the judgment teams once a year in every It would make more inter- come from the school level, sport as part esting games. of the regular Alex Rodriguez not from the senior IHSAA. season schedLC athletule. This conic director Jeff ference has Irwin said that proven to be a good one for a majority of the LC varsity ath- he has not heard of nor been involved in any discussions about letics. Conference realignment is movement at LC, but there have separate from the operations of been rumblings in other conferthe IHSAA. The IHSAA over- ences around the state. One major conference, the sees coordination of the sectionMetropolitan Interscholastic als, and the regional and state Conference (MIC), was cited tournaments. If LC were to con-

in a recent Indy Star article for sending out messages to Indiana schools inviting them to join the conference. While these moves may be considered highly beneficial for the teams involved, athletic directors and principals must keep in mind that there are ramifications for the teams they are leaving behind as well. The “Super-Conference” may be composed of central Indiana powers like Ben Davis, LC and Hamilton Southeastern, meaning that those teams are now out of the competition within their old conferences. This could hurt other teams, because they no longer have the large conference power to measure themselves against during the regular season. When they meet in the tournament season,

these teams face the possibility of being under prepared. On the flip side, removing the larger powers from smaller conferences within Indiana does provide those teams who routinely finish with a losing record an opportunity to get back on their feet in competition with teams that are closer to their caliber. “Conference realignment would make more interesting games,” senior fullback Alex Rodriguez said. “Some of the players might complain about being beat up for sectionals, though.” None of the conversations are final between schools in the field of conference realignment, but the discussions arise every year. For now, LC will keep playing in Conference Indiana.



Cub Athlete of the Issue:

Allie Powell Cub photo/Coleman LaBarr

AlexKryah Volleyball runs in the family for Allie Powell, a senior setter on the LC volleyball team. Both of her parents and her sister played, so she felt it was only fitting that she played the sport. “It was kind of a family thing,” Powell said. Powell began playing volleyball when she was in the

fifth grade and has only im- big crowd, but we ended up proved ever since. She has been winning. It was really exciting, on the varsity volleyball squad and it was good to see the team for three years that have cre- come together.” Playing ated terrific volleyball, or memories for any varsity the senior, taught me a lot about sport for that one of which how to be a leader... Allie Powell matter, can in particular senior improve the came just this physical abiliseason. ties of any “Our most recent Lutheran game will athlete. For Powell, the biggest probably be my favorite memo- thing she will take from playry,” she said. “They had a really ing volleyball, though, is the

life skills that will enable her to succeed in life. “Obviously, volleyball will help me with teamwork and learning how to work with people. But it taught me a lot about how to be a leader, because I’m kind of quiet,” Powell said with a chuckle. “It has been nice to get that chance to speak up.” Powell hopes to play volleyball at the next level. She is not sure where she will be attending college yet, but she is leaning toward Hope College.

Player Profile

Grade: Senior Sport: Varsity Volleyball Years on Team: Four

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