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Lawrence Central High School


7300 E. 56th St.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Volume 61

Issue 11

May 19, 2010

News...........................................1-7 Opinions...................................8-10 Features.................................11-16 Arts & Entertainment............17-19 Sports....................................20-24 Seniors..................................S1-S8


The LC Players put on their last performance of the year with their annual One Acts show. The One Acts are a series of short skits; this year there were six skits. Actors and actresses portrayed emotions such as tension, isolation, humor and happiness. This performance marked the last high school performance for the 10 seniors graduating next weekend. For more, see page 4. Cub photo/ Jack Leibovitz

Free pizza, breadsticks, cookies, cotton candy, drinks and other refreshments were available at the dance marathon. Seniors Eliza Craig and Myla Warren seem to be enjoying the cotton candy. Cub photos/ Chris Gore


Check the pull-out section located between pages 12 and 13. This pull-out features a special senior section where the class of 2010 can reminisce on their high school years. The section includes top 10 lists, senior tweets, a road map, senior columns and the Cub Reporter’s senior athletes. For more, see pages S1-S8. Cub art/ Hailey Newkirk

Throughout the event, Riley families told their stories. Molly was only about a pound at birth and spent the first eight months of her life in the hospital.



The track and field teams have seen success over the past few weeks, with the boys and girls teams both winning Conference. Check out senior Margo Tucker’s new pole-vaulting record, placing her at third in the country, along with the teams’ chances of winning state.For more, see page 20. Cub photo/ Jack Leibovitz


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LN and LC representatives learned a “line dance” that was taught at the dance marathon. Senior Brianna Howard and freshman Ashton Meares participated.

Township raises money for Riley LC Student Council joined forces with LN student government to host the Lawrence Township Dance Marathon. The event was held on May 8 in LC’s fieldhouse and raised money for Riley children’s hospital. The event ended up being a success with more than $2,000 raised for Riley. LTDM was modeled off Indiana University’s 36-hour dance marathon. The whole idea was originally thought up by LN senior Sydney Moulton, who talked to LC student council members about making the marathon a districtwide event. This idea arose in September and has been a year-long project. LC and LN split the project. The $300 raised earlier this month from the popcorn and pancake sales also went to Riley.

“The entire thing was organized nated (LN raised 75 percent of the provery well, and there was a ton to do,” ceeds), Reysz said she believes LC might Student Council adviser Laura Reysz have to host its own dance marathon said. next year while LN also hosts its own. There were mostly LN students in “LN really took control over the attendance, but some LC students made marathon. LC contributed a few things, it there to get their but LN really domgroove on. inated it.” Reysz Students parsaid. It was a blast. There ticipated in periods Moulton diswere a lot of perks and the agreed, claiming of non-stop dancing and activities, she hopes to make free food was amazing. with the point of Thomas Hershberger this a tradition. the event to never “I wanted to sophomore start a new event sit down. Activities that got both Lawsuch as dress-up contests, a dodgeball game pitting se- rence Township schools involved and niors against underclassmen, arts and for it to be an anual event that everyone gets excited about,” Moulton said. crafts and a other things of that nature. The dance marathon has been succes“It was a blast. There were a lot of perks, and the free food was amazing,” ful elsewhere. Bishop Chatard has hosted a dance marathon for 11 years, and Carsophomore Thomas Hershberger said. Because the event was LN domi- mel raised $172,000 in their fifth year.



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worth repeating “There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘commencement’ exercises. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” - U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch

important dates May 19: Honors Night, 7 p.m., auditorium May 20: Senior cook-out, G3, Perk May 20-26: Seniors finals May 25-28: Underclassmen finals May 28: Commencement practice, 11 a.m., Pepsi Coliseum May 29: Commencement, 3 p.m., Pepsi Coliseum Aug. 17: First student day of the 2010-2011 school year

especially for parents Finals to be taken according to scheduled times Senior finals are scheduled for May 20-26. Underclassmen finals are scheduled for May 25-28. Students are to report for their finals at the scheduled times. Those who need to take finals at other times must request permission from the administration before the final’s scheduled time. Page 41 of the student handbook reads: “Unexcused absences which cause the student to miss the final exam or final activity and the make-up as well — unless a medical statement is provided — will result in the loss of one letter grade or 20 percent of the semester grade, whichever is less.”

Experience Day May 27

Because there is no open campus for seniors during finals, they may — with parental permission — use May 27 as an “experience” day for job shadowing, seeking employment, performing community service or visiting a college. Signed forms are to be turned in to the attendance office by May 26.

news to use 2010-11 school calendar online A color-coded 2010-2011 school calendar is available online at www.lawrencecentral.

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Schools to be graded BradOppenheim bradoppenheimcub@ The Indiana State Board of Education plans to implement a new policy next year — grading schools on an “A-F” grading scale. The plan, approved by the state board May 5, will grade schools based on their standardized test results and student performances. Schools that receive a lower rating will lose part of their state funding. Schools that receive a higher grade won’t gain or lose anything. Schools receive both federal and state funding. The state’s rating system will be separate from the federal rating system. The A-F grading scale was initially suggested by the state legislature 10 years ago but was objected to at that time. This

scale was also brought up before Public Law 221 (PL 221), which was passed for Indiana’s comprehensive accountability system for K-12 education. PL 221 puts Indiana schools into five different groups based on the schools’ ISTEP scores. These groups range from Exemplary Progress to Academic Probation. Schools also receive scoring under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. ISTA (Indiana State Teachers Association) UniServ director Chad Hunter, who works with Lawrence, Washington, Speedway, Pike, and Carmel Clay Schools, said he doesn’t necessarily agree with the new grading system. “The whole child can’t be captured on one day or a whole year of test scores,” he said. Independent consultant

groups will also be sent in to observe what changes need to be made in specific schools. If a school’s academic standings don’t improve after a certain amount of time, the state could possibly go in and take over the school. Principal Ed Freije is not for the new grading scale and said he believes the current scale should stay. He said, “There is so much more involved in the progress of education of all young people. Today we’re dealing with all students, where many years ago it didn’t matter. Dropout rates might have been 30 percent and no one really would’ve cared about that.” Freije also said this new

grading system may be unfair to many larger urban school districts. “I think that sometimes it would be misleading, and I think it would be hurtful to a lot of urban school districts who have bigger challenges at times than others,” he said. He went on to say that years ago, education wasn’t as much of a top priority as it is now. “Today there’s a lot of variables that look at how we’re progressing, and I think the method that we have now is showing that there is growth and that you’re either progressing or on a watch in areas that you have to improve to meet the needs and explaining it a little better than just putting an A, B, C, D or F just as in a student’s grade and we are expected to continue with our learning experiences,” Freije said.

Longtime teachers set to leave LC CrystalShelton Next year the LC staff will make several changes due to the economy and teachers retiring. Science teachers Tom Black and Mary Ann Tomlinson and English teacher Gale Sturm are retiring. Tomlinson said her favorite experience with her students was 13 years ago when her class participated in a program with NASA concerning the moon. NASA gave her class a part of the moon that they could study

memories were working with and learn about. Sturm has been teaching for the theater arts by building 35 years and has decided to start mountains, making Peter Pan fly, making the a second career Wicked Witch as a home inof the West melt spector. I’m going to miss... and helping in “I’m going seeing the light the design proto miss looking cess of the auat the students bulbs going off when ditorium during and seeing the they understand the 1992 renovalight bulbs going off when something.” Gale Sturm tion. His inspirathey underEnglish Teacher tion for going stand something I taught into theater edin class,” he said. ucation was his teachers in high Sturm said his favorite school. It inspired him to go to

Ball State for that major because professional theater was not something he wanted to do. LC will be accepting eight teachers from other schools in the district. They are English teacher Mike Nickels from Fall Creek Valley, science teachers Nakeisha Williams and Christina Dzingle from Craig Middle School, social studies teacher Steve Gretencord from Craig, and family and consumer science teachers Carol Galyan from Fall Creek Valley and Blinda Turner from Craig.

news Student voice heard in class elections May 19, 2010


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LenaReifinger Staying true to the democratic principles on which America was founded, student council (LCSC) held its first officer elections last week. LCSC members running for office recorded speeches detailing the kind of people they are and what they would do if they took office. The speeches were played on LC Current before and during elections. Students were then able to vote for candidates in the Commons during lunches on gray days. About 10 years ago officers were elected by student vote, but in the past few years officers have been chosen by the organization’s advisers through an

interview process. LCSC co-adviser Laura Reysz said they discontinued full student elections because it became too much of a popularity contest. After a year full of changes, LCSC decided to also change the way it elects officers. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors were able to vote for their candidate choice. “The whole electoral process needed to happen,” Reysz said. But interviews and adviser opinion are responsible for half of the decision. Students have enjoyed having the opportunity to vote. “I wanted my voice to be heard,” freshman Eli Boyd said. Junior Brianna Surrett agreed. “I think we should have an opinion and I want to be able to choose who is representing us,” she said.

For the first time in a while, student council (LCSC) held an election to help decide which candidates will be elected. The results for the election are also pending interviews by the organization’s advisers. “I voted, one, to show school spirit and two, to show that it’s important to participate in a democraticbased organization even in high school,” junior Jaqueline Smith said. Elections were held during gray day lunches last week. LCSC decided to hold the elections to go along with the goal for the year, to raise student voice. Cub photo/ Jack Leibovitz

For more information concerning the student council election for next year, go to and listen for announcements today for

information about which candidates were the winners.

Editors note: Due to publication deadline, the results of the elections are not in the article.

McKean, Varie elected to MSDLT school board GregPrice With the primary elections on May 4 came the elections for MSDLT school board. Only two seats were up for grabs; two new board members are attorneys Jeff McKean and Kathy Varie. McKean won the District 2 seat and Varie won the at-large seat.

McKean said, “I would say that the most important issue that I want to accomplish is to make the school the focus of the community.” He went on to say that a lot of resources need to be tapped into to raise money, such as the Lawrence Township Foundation, private businesses and the Chamber of Commerce.

McKean said, “There are some difficulties (in making budget cuts), but we can rally around schools and more people can become involved with the schools to make them stronger and better.” McKean beat incumbent board member Henry L. Fernandez 4,866 votes to 2,747 votes. Craig E. Hartzer had 2,650

votes, placing third. Varie won with 4,746 votes, with the next closest person, Amy M. Coats, having 2,138 votes. The incumbent for that bid, Lawrence Yarell, did not run for re-election. The newly elected board members will take office July 12. Prior to this, McKean and Varie will undergo six weeks of training and will sit in on meetings.


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Lights, camera, action (1) Senior Jenny Adkins, junior Troy Giles, seniors Dayne Gowan and Blake Kashuba and junior Paris Jones, along with the rest of the cast, take a bow in front of their audience after performing at One Acts on May 10 and 11. There was a good turnout in the crowd to watch the many skits that the LC Players put on. The players dressed up in costumes to help portray their mood to the audience. (2) Showing a mixture of conflict and emotion, Kashuba and Jones bring tension to one of the skits. The two had some of the more vibrant outfits in the skits. The performers put on six skits. One Acts marks the last performance by the LC Players of the year. (3) Acting a scene solo, senior Colin Tully sets himself aside from the rest of the cast to perpetuate a feeling of isolation for his character. The LC Players used props such as the bench that Tully is sitting on, tables, chairs, drinks and a piano. (4) Dancing to the music, Gowan and senior Sierra Holland have a good time during their performance. Gowan wore socks with holes in them to complement the style of his character. Cub photos/ Jack Leibovitz



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Year ‘final’ly comes to a close BradOppenheim Seniors are scheduled to start their second semester finals Thursday. Their exams will end on May 26 while underclassmen will start their finals on May 25 and will end on May 28. The last “in-school” day for seniors is May 26 while the last day for underclassmen is May 28. The skip-a-final policies for both seniors and underclassmen remain the same as last semester. Seniors who received an “A” (92 percent or higher) in a class may skip the final for that class. Underclassmen may skip the final in one class in which they have earned an “A.” LC will also implement a new finals schedule by mixing both gray and maroon days together on May 26 and 28. This change in policy is to help bet-

ter prepare students by having have “Senior Experience Day” review time at the end of the which will consist of job shado w i n g / day and then taking the final seeking emthe following mornployment, ing. community It is recomservice or a mended that college visistudents get tation. a good night’s This is sleep and eat different breakfast the from previmorning of fious years nals. due to new A d d i education tional help requireis available ments put through the into place My Achieveby the state m e n t s c h o o l Center board. Pre(MAC) r Reifinge Cub art/ Lena viously, seand the niors had W o r k the option of open In Now campus after they had com( W I N ) programs. On May 27, instead of at- pleted finals. There is no open tending school, seniors will campus this year.

Senior Brandon Oliver said, “I think it’s a waste of time to sit and wait for others to take their finals when we’re already done.” Principal Ed Freije said, “We have three or four options for seniors to take and that way with a parent’s permission and a parent supervising, it would be more of a field experience just as a field trip. We think seniors will enjoy doing that and we think that’s something we could have each year.” Commencement practice will be 11 a.m. May 28 at the Pepsi Coliseum, with commencement being held at 3 p.m. on May 29. Each senior will be given 10 tickets for admittance into commencement. Additional tickets may be available upon a written request along with a parent signature. The request it to be made at the front office.

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bear in mind Kiwanis honors ‘character’

Two seniors who possess “positive character on a daily basis” were honored by the Kiwanis Club this month. They are Gigi Aldridge and Cody Lavelle. Underclassmen were honored earlier. They were juniors Evangeline Flick and Andrew Anderson, sophomores Meredith Varie and Takelion Thompson, and freshmen Samantha Strong and Tyler Ruch.

Sebring, Hernandez reign Juniors Ben Sebring and Deya Hernandez were named prom king and queen. Members of their court were juniors Kamille Brown, Angelica Cox, Danielle Hoffman, Okara Imani, Tyffani Johnson, Andy Biloon, Dominique Bryant, Corby McKean, Glenn Powell and Nick Selke. Five are national winners Five Cub Reporter journalists are winners in the 2010 high school competition sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women. They are seniors Lierin Ehmke, Sean Jordan and Allie Nash, junior Jack Leibovitz and sophomore Nick Petr.

Cub earns top award

The Cub Reporter has been awarded a First Place with Special Merit from the American Scholastic Press Association. It is one of only eight large high schools – and the only Hoosier high school – to be so honored this year. In addition, ASPA named the Cub “among the most outstanding high school newspapers for 2009.”

correction The April 30 issue of the Cub Reporter was in error in saying seniors would have open campus during finals. By decree of the state and the school district, there is no open campus. Instead seniors will have a Senior Experience Day on May 27. We regret the error and apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused. Information gathered by staff members



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Dodgeball misses mark

DuncanKissinger To more than just a few students, it came as no surprise that yet another student function was canceled due to lack of student participation. Student council (LCSC) decided to scrap the idea of a second annual dodgeball tournament when it did not receive enough applications to go on with the event. Also, the fact that there was no announcement about being reimbursed the money that was already turned in for the tournament shows how few people needed to be contacted about their money. “I was really mad that the tournament was canceled. This was our year to win,” junior Dustin Trieb said. This cancelation follows the abandonment of a volleyball tournament earlier in the school

year. The series of events — or rather the lack of events — raises the question: Really? A collaborative event with LN and LC raised more than $2,000 for Riley Children’s Hospital. In comparison, LC alone did not hold a dodgeball tournament this year, despite a successful initial tournament last year. “Our school spirit is subpar and we need to do something about it,” Trieb said. Senior Jordan Moody said he thinks students are finding other fun things to do outside of school. Senior Michael Ashmore

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Underclassmen to face more difficult college requirements HeatherOlsen


has a similar speculation. “I feel that our lack of school spirit can have a lot to do with how easy it is to communicate these days,” he said. “(Technology) has replaced that sense of connectivity that is felt when the school comes together for a common cause.”

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Many popular Indiana colleges are increasing requirements for admissions for students graduating high school in 2011. Indiana University will require eight semesters of English and seven semesters of math for 2011 applicants. Purdue University will have the same regulations, and Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis will require eight semesters of English and six semesters of math, strongly encouraging eight. Other requirements for admission are posted on the official college websites. Most community colleges are keeping the same requirements for admissions. “Colleges really want the best of the best,” counselor Chris-

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tian McClatchy said. “Enough admitted students are following these guidelines that it’s easy to make it the standard.” These more stringent academic criteria are pushing students to keep up with worldwide competition. Although it is expected that LC’s graduation requirements will be affected by these changes, LC is not undergoing changes any time soon. The most recent changes were AP requirements for Academic Honors diplomas, put in place for this year’s graduating class. Indiana law ultimately determines the graduation requirements for public schools, but each district has some leeway with their requirements. “So far, there are no projected changes to graduation requirements,” McClatchy said. Further information is available in the guidance office.


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Annual honors program tonight Students will be recognized at 7 p.m. tonight in the auditorium during the annual Honors Night program. It will be announced that more than $6 million in scholarships has been offered to LC’s Class of 2010. Academic scholarships have been offered to Thomas Ahearn, Ginaya Aldridge, Bonnie Arbuckle, Michael Ash-more, Perinjit Bachra, Bryanna Barnes, Abigail Bastian, Jay Beltz, Kyle Billman, Scott Borer, Madeline Brock, Chandler Brown, Craig Carter, Kristen Cobb, Rebekah Coble, Dejuan Colbert, Lauren Cowden, Laura Crawford, Alex-andra Donaldson. Also, to Paige Drake, Ebony Dycus, Miata Eggerly, Lierin Ehmke, Austin Enghauser, Any Federwisch, Matthew Gibson, Matthew Glick, Christopher Gore, Arash Habibi-Soureh, Caroline Hall, Shelby Harper, Laura Hartman, Camille Hayes, Keli Hayes, Alex Hester, Christopher Hoopingarner, Ashley Hughes, Allison Jacob, Christopher Jones, Sean Jordan, Mariama Kamara, Karli Karandos. To Brendan Kelly, Demetra King, Emily Kopetsky, Brandon Leonhard, Charles Leonhard, Nicola Liss, Andrew McCarthy, Katherine McLear, McKenzie Meares, Sydney Miller, Christopher Moore, Robert Moore, Taylor Norris, Andrea Perkins, SarahBeth Pfister, Ashley Potts, Sherita Robinson. Also, to Pamela Scott, Will Smeltzer, Isaac Swails, Loren Swhear, Christopher Taylor, Jordan Thomas, Chantalle Thompson, Julia Thrapp, Natalie Vezina, Jacob Wade, Jasmine Walton, Myla Warren, Leann Westin, Dawnaye Wilkins, Shannon Wilson and Danica Wylin. Twenty-First Century Scholars are Silas Anderson, Michael Ashmore, Rashawn Averitte, Bryanna Barnes, Rachel Belenzon, Hosanna Berhe, Cody Burris, Ladarrius Calvin, Shervon Coleman, Sarah Coyle,

Christina Cunningham, Lanae Currin, Dustin Dillon, Alexander Domi, Ebony Dycus, Lindsey Gibbons. Also, Ronald Gilbert III, Dylan Grove, Bianca Hannon, Paige Hill, Courtney Hoskins, Shawnita Howard, Briana Howard, Laurice Howard, Denetria James, Brandi Johnson, Jessica Jordan, Shavaya King, Markel Langham, Hayley Lawson, Tenaya Lee, Jordan Lewis, Tymara Little, Karnell Maze, Heather Olsen, Jarrel Owens, Jermale Owens, Jr., Derek Pendergrass, Qunisha Perry, Dezria Phillips, Kathleen Presnell, Jackson Reed, Guadalupe Renteria, Tenea Robinson. And, Jason Samuels, Kelsey Sanders, Benjamin Scott, Kenya Scott, Lacandia Sellers, Crystal Sharp, Dandre Smith-Marion, Deja Spalding, Justine Starks, Kiara Strong, Chantalle Thompson, Jacob Wade, Myla Warren, Lonnie Whitfield, Krytiere Wilkins, Kolette Williams, Wesley Williams and Julie Young. The following students are among those who will be honored with additional awards: Colin Abbott Thomas Ahearn Scott Ahearn Megan Albright Lily Alexander Megan Allbright Andrew Anderson Bonnie Arbuckle Michael Ashmore Brooke Ayres Perinjit Bachra Angel Bazan-Garcia Jay Beltz Brandon Benz

Hossnna Berhe Geoffrey Bianchini Monica Bianchini Kyle Billman Andrew Biloon Nate Black DeAndrea Black Morgan Black Scott Borer Allie Born Alexandra Born Jessica Bradley Derrick Broadnix Madeline Brock Patrick Burton Erica Carlson Connor Claflin

Kristen Cobb Rebekah Coble Briana Cockerham Laura Coleman Stacie Copple Anthony Corraggio Lauren Cowden Sarah Coyle Laura Crawford Patrick Crouch Andre Davis Abigail Deaton Grant DeLay Ron Devince Kelsey Dillon Sofia Dollinger Joy Don Johnson Alexandra Donaldson Paige Drake Rebecca Duke David Dunn Amber Duvall Kyle Edwards Miata Eggerly Genelle Eggleston

Lierin Ehmke Ben Elser Austin Enghauser Allison Evans Amy Federwisch Patrick Fisher Evalgeline Flick J.Z. Forbes Nick Freeman Thomas Freije Megan Fudge Ryan Gandy Graham Gardner

Okara Imani Tori Jackson Allison Jacob Caitlin Jones Sean Jordan Mariama Kamara Shaley Keller Demetra King Amy Kleiman Emily Kopetsky Eric Koziol Corey LaBarr Cody Lavelle

Megan Gentry Andrew Gerig Matthew Gibson Ron Gilbert Daniel Glass Matthew Glick Christine Gorrell Dayne Gowan Madeleine Griffin Kendra Grossman Jessica Guilfoyle Arash Habibi-Soureh Caroline Hall Katelyn Hamilton Clark Harris Laura Hartman Alexander Harty Camille Hayes Jordan Helm Alex Hester William Hilgendorf II Sarah Holland Christopher Hoopingarner Hayla Hudelson Laura Hudgins Ashley Hughes Jeffrey Hunnicutt Ben Ilser

Jack Leibovitz Cal Lennon Brandon Leonhard Charles Leonhard Nicola Liss Tymara Little Anastasia Marsh Cole Martin Nick Martin Ashley Marvel Andrew McCarthy Luke McDaniel Kathleen McDowell Katherine McGuire Brian McGuire Katherine McLear Andrew McQueary McKenzie Meares Jordan Meenan Calvin Mendel Audrey Meyer Sydney Miller Alexa Mirpoorian Christopher Moore Taja Moore Robert Moore Miranda Moore Timea Morgan Tiera Moseley Joseph Mount Allie Muhl Thomas Myers Allison Nash Taylor Norris Katy Opat Bradley Oppenheim

Melina Para-Alvarez Zack Pardieck Andrea Perkins Nicholas Petr Amanda Petrisin SaraBeth Pfister Ashley Potts Glenn Powell Steven Prout Ashley Quiocho Jessica Reed Lena Reifinger Brie Reyes Mary Rhodes Peter Rice Timothy Rohrbach Tyler Ruch Arielle Russell Laura Russo Bryan Rust Cameron Sabotin Mackensey Saxton Benjamin Scott III Pamela Scott Ben Sebring LaCandia Sellers MaryKathryn Shanahan Chelcee Shields Thomas Standley Justine Starks Thomas Steward Lindsay Stone Miriam Strobel Samantha Strong Breena Sullivan Loren Swhear Christopher Taylor Jordan Thomas Riley Thomas Shelby Thomas Emily Thomas Chantalle Thompson Takelion Thompson Hannah Torres Leonardo Torres Margo Tucker Colin Tully Jeffrey Turner Graham Ucchino Ryan Ulrich Meredith Varie Natalie Vezina Yusef Vinh Jacob Wade Jasmine Walton Ashley Welcher Leann Westin Anthony Wheeler Wesley Williams Shannin Wilson Jessica Wood Jordan Woodall Josephine Woolard Danica Wylin Editor’s note: Because information was taken from a preliminary program days before the ceremony, some names may be missing.


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Cub Reporter Staff 2009-2010 Print Co-Editors Allie Nash, Mimi Strobel Online Editor Sean Jordan Broadcast Producer Lierin Ehmke News Editor Greg Price Opinions Editors Matt Gibson, Camille Hayes Features Editors Katie McDowell, Hannah Torres Arts & Entertainment Editor Alli King Sports Editor Tommy Myers Design Editor Lena Reifinger Graphic Designers Shelby Harper, Amirah King Business Manager Ari Habibi Web Master Grant DeLay Web Technician Anthony Wheeler Photographers Chris Gore, Jack Leibovitz Reporters Zach Griffin Duncan Kissinger Andrea McCarrel Hailey Newkirk Heather Olsen Brad Oppenheim Nick Petr Crystal Shelton Kayla Taylor Adviser Elizabeth Granger Lawrence Central High School 7300 E. 56th St. Indianapolis, IN 46226 (317) 964-7400 (317) 543-3348 fax The Cub Reporter is published 11 times a year by the students on the newspaper staff. Letters to the editor are welcome but are limited to 200 words. The author’s name will be printed with the letter. Letters should not contain obscene or libelous language.

Cub art/ Lena Reifinger

State unfair in denying open campus During the last couple weeks of the school year, the building starts to feel more like a daycare center than a high school. In particular, for seniors. They are so ready to get out of school that they regress to elementary school behavior to help pass the time. Who can blame them? Especially when their duties here are done. Even with growing senioritis, some seniors continued to work hard all year to earn A’s so they could skip their finals. So what is the point of keeping them in class for a week or more after they’ve done the work and turned the paperwork in? Seniors may, with parental permission, be in the building for their last day on May 26. That’s two days earlier than underclassmen. But those two days are to be spent in schoolrelated activities — with a spe-

cial “experience” on May 27 more frustrated seniors are beand with graduation practice ing forced to sit in classes (aka, makeshift daycare centers) May 28. It’s very different from past where they will undoubtedly years, when some seniors were complain to the teachers (aka, out of school a full week ahead babysitters). Granted, the school is tryof the younger students. Due to new state regula- ing to sympathize with the uptions, all students are to attend perclassmen by offering them a the 180 days required for the May 27 “senior experience day” year, seniors being no excep- with options that let seniors go on a coltion. Those lege visit, who have alThose who have job shadow ready completed more than already completed more or do comser710 days (in than 710 days here are munity vice so they their four years not too happy with the won’t have here) are not to be in happy with the state’s decision. school. state’s decision. In the In addition to having to attend school lon- end, the seniors have served ger than seniors in earlier years, their time here for four years this year’s seniors are not being and they deserve a few extra permitted to have open cam- privileges that they have waitpus during finals. This means ed so long for.

Hugs to Student Council planning the dodgeball tournament but Growls to a lack of student participation. Hugs to the baseball team making it to Victory Field but Growls to a heartbreaking loss. Hugs to summer but Growls to sunburn. Hugs to prom but Growls to the expenses. Hugs to coloring with crayons but Growls to the crayons breaking. Hugs to graduating but Growls to not seeing high school friends any more. Hugs to having time to travel over the summer but Growls to long plane and car rides. Hugs to open houses and graduation parties but Growls to all of the organizing that comes along with them. Hugs to school almost being out but Growls to the upcoming week of finals. Hugs to skipping finals but Growls to not having open campus during finals week. Hugs to summer sunshine but Growls to the rain we’ve been having.

Thumbs Up Thumbs up to the class of 2010! All of your hard work and dediaction has paid off. Thumbs up to members of the boys and girls track and field teams for winning county. Thumbs up to school almost being out for summer.

Cub of the Issue With the year’s final edition, the Cub Reporter selects a Cub of the Year. The editors and adviser honor the staff member who went above and beyond to produce the Cub at the highest quality, a Cub who also will lead the staff next year as editor-in-chief of the print edition. This issue’s CUB OF THE YEAR is junior Alli King.


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SpeakYour Mind:

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Summer Plans

Bear it all

“I’m getting really tired of school.” -Ali Thomas, 10 “Rock on!” -Kaitlin Gordon, 11

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Riley Gilstrap


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John Blankenship


Where are you going over the summer? I’m going to Atlanta, Ga.

I’m headed to Brekenridge, Colo.

I’m going to Alaska.

Nowhere, just chillin’ at home.

“Nobody can fight like a Marine” -Thomas McGuire, 10 “The new marching band theme is a Latino theme and it’s really fierce.” -Abi Martens, 9 “The Red Wings are still the best team in hockey. I don’t care what anybody says.” -Thomas Hershberger, 10

What are you going to do there? I’m going to train for football.

Mountain biking and eating a lot of really good Colorado food.

I’m going on a cruise and it takes off from Alaska.

I’m going to catch some Indians games and just hang out.

How long have you been planning it? I’ve been looking foward to it since the beginning of the school year.

Since last year, my family and I go to Colorado every year to see some relatives.

Since the beginning of Spring Break about two months ago.

Seeing my relatives’ two big dogs. They are like bears and they’re so nice.

I have always wanted to see a whale, and I think I will on this cruise.

“You just gotta’ bang bang bang the drum.” -Tre Pamberton, 11 “Powerade kind of sucks.” -Michael Burleton, 10

I’ve been clearing my schedule all year.

“Broad Ripple is overrun with hipsters.” -Olivia Horan, 10 “It’s not how many times you fall, it’s how many times up get back up.” -Kyle Specker, 11

What are you looking foward to? I’m looking foward to the warm weather.

“Aunt Jemima’s griddle cakes.” -Phil Austrom, 10

Not having to deal with the stress of school.



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Cub Reporter

Should the graduating class plan a senior prank?

KaylaTaylor The last couple of days of high school seem like a drag for seniors because they’re so ready to get out of here. The weeks have wound down, the weather is nicer every day, and they’ve accomplished everything they’ve wanted to do in their high school careers—except for one thing. The classic senior prank. We’ve all heard of it, and we’ve all thought about it. We’ve all fathomed the day when we would join with our fel-

“Sure, it’s fun. It’ll be something to do that all the seniors know about.” Ki’Ara Brown, 12

low classmates to pull off a prank of epic proportions so we could be remembered forever. Some people say that seniors should be more “mature” and are “too old” for pulling pranks. We all know these kinds of people. They’re the same people who call you out when you’re sneaking food in class or chewing gum. They’re bothered by loud music. They turn off their cell phones. They can hardly be called true teenagers. So, what exactly is the lesson here? Use your se-

niority to your advantage. All it takes is one awesome idea, and it’s practically guaranteed your friends will be in. This year, seniors are being forced to stick around and endure the last few instruction-less days of the official school year, so why not spend that spare study hall block or a couple of free classes with your friends planning an incredible, memorable prank? A little advice, though: Don’t break so many rules that you can’t graduate. And try not to make the prank entirely lame.

“Yes, it’s more uniform when a class plans it together. It’s easier to pull off that way.” Victoria Thomas, 10

“Yes, I think so. You can’t pull off a school-wide prank if only a few seniors know about it.” Nicole Havens, 9



It’s that oh-so-anticipated time of year for seniors: the end of May, when we kick off our shoes, let our hair down and get ready to take on the freedom (and responsibility) of leaving high school forever. Graduation is a time riddled with decades-old traditions like tossing caps and celebrating with friends. Some make no sense and some have actual reasons behind them, but a few are outdated fads that stu-

dents elsewhere gave up years ago. One of these is the senior prank. Yes, I know the pranks of our predecessors are still legendary, and yes, I admit that some were pretty awesome. But with the tightened security around here, pulling off a serious senior prank is practically impossible anyway, and the punishments if you get caught could prevent seniors from walking on May 29. A bigger problem is the lack of originality. Don’t tarnish the reputations of our alumni with

weak, unoriginal jokes. Sure, back in your parents’ high school days it might have been original to stick forks in the school grass or hang ladies’ unmentionables from the trees in the Commons, but not any more. And that plan to pull the fire alarm during finals? Yeah, it’s old. Don’t do it. The words “senior prank” themselves are an oxymoron; seniors shouldn’t worry about pranks. Don’t resort to the ways of grade school children on the playground. Seniors must be more mature than to spend time on a senior prank.

“They should because it’s funny and it makes me laugh. Other people might laugh, too.” Reed Dillon, 9

“Yes. It would be hilarious. They should end the school year with a bang and have fun. ” Jaylen Quarles, 10


“Yes. School spends 12 years telling kids how to act, so they just have a chance to let go of their restrictions.” Karl Simmons, 10

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Cub art/ Katie McDowell

‘TIS THE Students anticipate upcoming graduation celebrations LierinEhmke Maybe it’s the leaves on the trees. Maybe it’s the growing number of seniors talking about their college plans. Maybe it’s the event notifications growing along the site of your Facebook homepage. Regardless, all signs point to “yes.”It’s Open House Season. There are perks that come with being a senior: senior rights, senioritis, organized field trips, prom, an easy second semester and, of course, graduating. But even after

grabbing that glorious diploma and tossing up the mortarboard, the open house is the last perk. Whether it’s for tradition, fun, money, or a last hurrah before everyone parts ways, the open house is a right of passage for a senior. “I’m having an open house so my friends and I can get together before we all leave,” senior Ashley Potts said. Potts is sharing her open house with seniors Megan Gentry and Alex Donaldson. “We’ve all been really good friends and it’d be more fun if we were all together.” Since Potts is having an open house with her friends, preparations are split up. “Each person is in charge of a

different thing, but we all go to see everyone, she is aware shopping together,” Potts said. a lot of work goes into such a “And it’s at my house so I’m big event. “We’re trying to stay in charge of organized the tent and and we almaking sure ways need to I’m having an open everyone is stay on top of house so that my comfortable.” things,” she friends and I can get Senior said. Kasie Parke For Parke, together before we all is having an it’s “planning leave.” open house everything for the same and cleaning Ashley Potts up everyreason as senior thing to get Potts, but Parke noted ready.” that her open house will be But some students choose more relaxed. “We’re not to opt out of the event. Senior Perin Bachra decided not to spending a lot of money or planning anything really big or have an open house to celebrate her graduation. extravagant,” she said. “I see my friends at school Although Potts is excited

all the time, so I don’t have a desire to have one,” Bachra said. “Plus I’m lazy.” Bachra said she doesn’t feel like she’s missing out. “My brother had one a few years ago and I thought it was just OK,” she said. “I don’t think they are that special.” So whether it’s sharing an open house with a few friends or by yourself or not having one at all, one thing stays constant: Graduating is a reason to celebrate. It’s just that some celebrations are open houses. “My immediate family and my family from England is coming over right after my graduation to have a big dinner,” Bachra said, “and I am really excited.”



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a piercing that can save a

Cub art/ Carly Ellefsen

Teacher, student have transfusions HaileyNewkrik “You’ll have someone’s undying gratitude.” It’s the Indiana Blood Center’s slogan that is quite literal because 550 whole blood units are used each day for blood transfusions from 150,000 donors. Math teacher Martha Weber feels a personal connection to blood drives. At age 42, Weber required a blood transfusion after something went wrong with a surgery she was undergoing.

“I really, really love giving blood,” senior Erin McGlinsey said after giving blood at school this year. “Every time you donate you can save up to three lives.” Cub photos/ Jack Liebovitz

on it just to make sure. Weber said her immediate reaction was to ask if she could use Weber said she’s not nervous her twin sister’s blood because about complications arising, it was a guaranteed match. The because she’s been fine for the doctor, however, said that was last several years. impossible because it takes three “You can’t worry about days to process blood and get future problems,” she said. it ready for a “I think transfusion. it’s wonder The transful that our I strongly encourage fusion was school hosts people who are able to blood drives. successful, but Weber can no donate blood to do so.” I strongly longer donate encourage Martha Weber people who blood due to her body’s math teacher are able to dobuilding antinate blood to bodies against do so,” Weber her own blood. The doctors said said. it shouldn’t pose a serious probJunior Samantha Copenhaver lem, but they are keeping tabs also may need transfusions

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because she was born with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), which causes her to have a low platelet count, and she started getting her blood drawn at the age of 3. “I have to watch what I do and I can’t roughhouse with people or play contact sports. I had to give up softball and gymnastics because it was becoming a problem,” Copenhaver said. Copenhaver has to go to the doctor every month to get her blood drawn. If her test results report that her platelet count is low, then she must get a platelet transfusion once a week. Depending on the count, the treatment can be painful. “Lately I’ve been stuck in a low place of 30,000 platelets when it needs to be 200,000,

so we’re working on (getting it them weak.” higher),” she said. Lux said there aren’t a lot of Even with this disease, restrictions for giving blood. A Copenhaver still tries to stay donor must be in relatively good positive. health, at least 110 pounds, at “I feel fine living with it. It least 17 years of age or 16 years can be serious, but at this point of age with parent consent to in time it’s not. I just feel like an give blood. average high school kid. I don’t “There are a few medicawant people to think of me as tions that restrict people from the girl with the disease,” she donating, but they aren’t ones said. “I’ve been trying to stay that students take (such as positive lately medication for because toward prostate, hair the end of the loss, and blood I feel like an average year it always high school kid. I don’t thinners,)” he acts up. I’m said. want people to think of trying to stay On May stress-free so 6, LC held its me as the girl with the that nothing third drive of disease.” goes wrong.” the year; 110 “It (a blood Samantha Copenhaver people signed transfusion) junior up to donate can be incredblood, which ibly lifesaving,” is the largest said Pete Lux, manager of blood number of donors this school collection at the Indiana Blood has seen yet in a single drive. Center. “It’s incredible to see “We were expecting around someone look as pale as a piece 100 people to sign up, but 110 of paper and turn pink after an was a great surprise,” Indiana hour of transfusing. You literally Blood Center employee Karis see them come back to life.” Wood said. He added, “If someone All blood collected during a doesn’t get blood, they could go high school blood drive for the into shock from fluid loss. Some Indiana Blood Center stays at loblood is used during chemother- cal hospitals. They service more apy for cancer because it dethan 60 hospitals in Indiana. stroys red blood cells and makes Junior BriAnna Woodard

chose to donate blood at the recent blood drive. It was her first time giving blood and she said she was feeling nervous and even a little nauseous. “I tried to constantly remind myself that I was helping people to calm my nerves,” Woodard said. Woodard’s mother donated often and that is what inspired Woodard to start donating. “If I can give people something they need and I have plenty of, why wouldn’t I? Plus, it makes me feel good that I know I did something to help another person,” Woodard said. Other students donate although they may not have such heartfelt motives. Senior Cody Lavelle has been donating blood twice a year since his sophomore year. He said he donates simply out of habit — and the free food that comes along with it. “My favorite part is the cookies at the end,” Lavelle said. The Indiana Blood Center does give incentives to donate like concert tickets provided by Live Nation. Donors can log on to and participate in a loyalty program. This lets donors get points for every time they give blood and save them toward a desired prize.

Lately I’ve been stuck in a low place of 30,000 platelets when it needs to be 200,000, so we’re working on (getting it higher).” Samantha Copenhaver, junior




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Lawrence Central High School

safethansorry and specifically heart disease and of birth control pills is still an issue. cancer. Teenagers may often experience A 40-year study by British other pluses from researchers of the the Pill including Pill and its effects protection was released KatieMcDowell I’m a firm believer that against acne and earlier this year abstinence is the best birth premenstrual and showed that symptoms like this tiny mean of control.” For 50 years now birth control pills, cramps and contraception can known by many as simply the Pill, have have many other headaches. been affecting the lives of women across benefits in addition “I think it’s the world. May 9 marked the 50th Chelsa Lee OK to start birth to being 92-99 anniversary that Envoid, a brand of pill, percent effective junior control because was approved by the FDA and released you could lose in preventing for use. Before its approval, health your virginity at pregnancy. officials questioned a certain age,” senior Daja Beverly said. The study of 46,000 safety first. “(Even) girls at a certain age should women showed that Today the take it.” those who take health and But not everyone agrees with the the Pill are less safety benefits of birth control pills. likely to die “Birth control is not something an early that women need,” junior Chelsa Lee death said. And despite the fact that there are of any cause some who believe birth control is not a must, it can still be a good precaution in preventing pregnancy. Along with the benefits also come the cons. Nausea, vomiting and weight gain are possible side effects. There are also rare cases of strokes, heart attacks, blood clots, gallstones and jaundice. “I do not think it’s OK for girls to take birth control with all the risks,” Lee said. Lee doesn’t believe the Pill should be taken for birth control reasons, either. “I’m a firm believer that abstinence is the best birth control. (The health risks) are not worth it.” Senior Kaprice Singetary agrees and said, “You could die quicker from the Pill than a shot or something else.... Just Cub graphic/ Lena Reifinger use a condom.”

Students see cons as well as pros of birth control pills

The Pill By the Numbers


Percent of LC girls who believe insurance should cover the cost of just the Pill


Percent of LC girls who believe insurance should cover the cost of all birth control


Percent of LC girls who have taken some type of birth control pill


Percent of LC girls who believe the Pill is one of the most significant medical advancements of the last century


Percent of LC girls who believe the benefits of the Pill outweigh the possible side effects

On May 11, 140 LC girls were randomly surveyed throughout all lunches

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road stage

the and the

want to do a tour because it will only help us and promote us even more.” The band is hoping to schedule live appearances MattGibson in Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan and Tennessee. During the cherished eight     Gamma Pulse, which weeks of free time known as includes students from LN summer vacation, students and LC, also has plans for the find a variety of ways to make summer.  According to vocalist their time off productive or and junior Spencer Steckler, the memorable.  Many occupy band will travel for a couple their time with a job or weeks with Forevermore, overseas travel, parties or another local group.  online classes.  They But others— are also What we do this like those with planning an interest in ahead. “This summer will be the music—pack summer, culmination and payoff we’ll just a van with instruments, be in the for the time we’ve speakers and but spent writing songs and Midwest, close friends starting in practicing.” to perform as January 2011 a band. we will all     Sophomore Duncan Kissinger be done with Alex Nauth school, and senior hopefully plans to do just that as a we’ll be guitarist for Draw the Line, a writing and touring full-time,” five-piece band with members Steckler said.  Gamma Pulse ranging from high-school age will perform material from to early 20s.  Nauth said he their album The Road Less believes that broadening the Taken, as well as songs written area in which the band plays during the summer. will help them develop a larger     Similar plans have been set following.  out by Sanuk, a band made up     “We play in town a couple of seniors from Cathedral and times a month, so we play a LC; however, changes have show almost every weekend— been made. not only in Indianapolis, but “Our initial plan was to go around the state,” he said.  “We on a regional tour to promote

our album, but we were unable to go into the studio to record as soon as we thought,” guitarist Duncan Kissinger said. Instead of traveling for weeks at a time, the band has decided to make multiple weekend trips out of town over the summer. Sanuk will also venture closer to the center of the country to perform. “A Canadian band called the Vicious Guns wants us to open for them at some shows in town, and in Iowa and Wisconsin,” Kissinger said. Those performances are likely to happen, so the members of Sanuk will be preparing for some longer road trips. Kissinger thinks it’s important for the band to travel and play live this summer because future opportunities to spread out may be limited. “We just want to branch out from the Indianapolis scene before we’re all in college,” he said. Sanuk has been together since the members were freshmen, and these trips are the result of years of hard work. “What we do this summer will be the culmination and payoff for the time we’ve spent writing songs and practicing, and it will definitely make the band a bigger part of my life,” Kissinger said.

lawrence central presents

high school bands tour


Student musicians looking forward to wider recognition


Cub graphic/ Hannah Torres

May 19, 2010



The Adderall Edge

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Lawrence Central High School




Cub Reporter

Students speak about use, abuse of stimulant AlliKing

clinical psychologist and adjunct professor of ogy at Marian UniverIt’s five minutes before the big test sity, discussed the topic. and kids are furiously scribbling an“Teaching in college, I know that swers on their forearms. Those who students use it to cram and stay awake aren’t scrambling around for answers? and focused to study,” Sovich said. They’ve either “It has been said that up to 25 pera) actually studied for the test, cent of college students have abused the which is highly unlikely, or drug at one time or another.” b) they’ve taken Adderall. Sovich mentioned that there are Substance abuse has seen a rise in many commonly unknown side effects recent years among teens who are usthat are dangering anything from ous to teenagers marijuana to cough abusing Addersyrup to ADHD It has been said that up all. medicine like Ad“Increased to 25 percent of college derall to get high. blood presstudents have abused the Medications sure and sudsuch as Adderdrug at one time or another.” den death are all, Ritalin and just two of the Vyvanse are used many,” Sovich Cari Sovich said. to help treat behavclinical psychologist ioral disorders like Some other ADHD and ADD side effects of (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Adderall use include hallucinations, and Attention Deficit Disorder). They headaches, insomnia, weight and appehelp kids who suffer from these stay tite loss and fainting. focused and accomplish everyday tasks Sophomore Kyle McQueary is prethat are usually difficult for them to do. scribed Adderall and spoke out on his But kids who don’t suffer from any opinions on abuse of the medicine. behavioral disorders are taking these “I think it’s stupid to take Adderall drugs without a prescription. if you aren’t prescribed because they Cari Sovich, Psy.D., HSPP Licensed


accomplish a lot and concentrate,” he said. As for whether or not taking Adderall unprescribed is cheating, Dick have no idea if it’s actually needed to help,” McQueary said. “If it’s not, it can is undecided. “I don’t think I would ever give my turn out badly.” Senior Paige Schernekau is also pre- Adderall to anyone who doesn’t need it. But I’m not sure if I would consider it scribed Adderall and is against abuse cheating. It doesn’t of the drug due to make you any its addictive posmarter than you tential. Adderall is definitely an are; it just helps “I think it’s advantage for me because dumb to take you focus,” he (Adderall) if you said. I need it, and it helps me aren’t prescribed,” Although it focus in school.” Schernekau said. may seems like a “If you get adReese Dick foreign concept dicted and then to students these junior days, studying stop taking it suddenly, you’re in a proves to be a bad situation.” healthier and much safer alternative to substance Junior Reese Dick has been taking abuse for educational gain in the long Adderall for two years for his ADHD. “Adderall is definitely an advantage run. McQueary believes in the art of for me because I need it, and it helps me studying as a better approach to doing focus in school,” Dick said. well in school than misusing prescripHowever, he does feel some of the negative side effects that come with tak- tion drugs. “I think there are better ways to foing the medication. cus that don’t involve abusing (Adder“Sometimes I feel really tired at the end of the day, or I’ll be in a bad mood. all),” McQueary said. “It’s just better to It’s worth it,though, because it helps me study and not mess with drugs.”

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Reservation for two

Lawrence Central High School

Cub Reporter

Local Irish pub is no pot of gold KatieMcDowell

Mo’s Irish Pub 13193 Levinson Lane Noblesville, IN 46032 (317) 770-9020


Come taste the luck of the Irish at Mo’s Irish Pub, located at Hamilton Town Center. Alli, our friends Jessica and Josh, and I all went to taste the classic pub fare. The menu at Mo’s has a wide variety of choices from classic Reubens to French dip to Shepherd’s pie. Everything on the menu sounded delicious and made it a difficult decision. To start off the meal Jessica chose the creamy oven roasted tomato soup topped with sour cream in the shape of a clover. The soup was full of flavor and even had a bit of spice. For the entrees I went with an Irish classic – fish and chips. Alli chose the Killarney club sandwich, Josh picked the triple grilled cheese with tomato soup, and Jessica selected the crispy buffalo chicken

sandwich. The fish and chips meal offered plenty to fill me up. The beerbattered cod paired with seasoned fries tasted delicious dipped in their flavorful tartar sauce. A side of their homemade coleslaw comes with the meal as well. Alli’s Killarney club had turkey, bacon, tomato, lettuce and onion with Killarney sauce. Alli enjoyed her sandwich but the Killarney was nothing special from any other club. The triple-grilled cheese was not the average Kraft slice on Wonder bread. This sandwich consisted of avocado, bacon, tomato and three types of cheese on sourdough bread. Although all of our meals were satisfying and not too expensive Mo’s had nothing out of the ordinary, and the service was slow for a Monday afternoon. While it’s nothing too special, it’s a good place to eat after an afternoon of shopping.

The Reel Deal

Iron Man 2 blows up box-office

Alli King While it’s not an easy task trying to live up to the excellence that is Iron Man, its sequel does a worthy job trying. Robert Downey Jr. returns in Iron Man 2 as wealthy engineer and ladies’ man Tony Stark. The movie opens up with Stark being praised by a cheering crowd and dancing girls at the yearlong Stark Expo, his large ego becoming even more inflated after revealing to the public that he is, in fact, Iron Man. Stark isn’t loved by everyone, though. The government is after him for the use of his iron suit technology, but Stark is not willing to share. His fight is not made any easier due to the fact that the arc reactor in his chest is releasing toxins into his blood, slowly poisoning

him, and as an effect Stark starts acting out and giving Iron Man a bad name, thinking he’s going to die soon. Iron Man also has a new enemy after him, Ivan Vanko (Mickey Rourke), the only other person in the world with blueprints to the arc reactor. The powerful Vanko is also aided by Justin Hammer, who provides Vanko with the money and technology to help take Stark down. All the while, Starks right hand woman Pepper Potts (Gwenyth Paltrow) has new competition for her boss’s eye in the form of personal assistant and secret agent Natlalie Rushman (Scarlett Johansson). Iron Man 2 delivers just as much excitement as the first, but of course no sequel can ever beat the original. Iron Man fans will not be dissapointed and the film is sure to be a summer hit.


Genre: Superhero/Action Rating: PG-13 Director: Jon Favreau Length: 124 minutes Fun Fact: The Iron Man movies are based off the comics published by Marvel Comics.


arts & entertainment

May 19, 2010

What’s Hot&What’s Not! Cub Reporter

A crash course in college fashion Make

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AndreaMcCarrel As school is ending, for most seniors it means college is quickly approaching. That means more sleeping in and staying out late while still trying to work hard. Some find this stressful schedule might inhibit their personal style. It’s a given that we can’t altogether stop the unfortunate Juicy Couture sweat-suit phenomenon that sweeps our youth, but we can still try to make it work for the next four years. Try not to underestimate the power of cardigans. A great cardigan can

heel. Try not to go above five inches. be the most useful thing in anyone’s Keep away from unnecessary wardrobe. It can dress things up, accessories. It’s difficult to admit, but work casually or just keep you warm. over-accessorizing is possible. Belts are Cardigans are really popular and come the current culprit. Belts can be used as in different styles. From ruffled and studded to woven a great accessory to keep pants or skirts on. They can also be used to accentuate and bohemian, cardigans work with the feminine figure. almost any look. However, Adding a cardigan is Some find this stressful belts were not one of the easiest ways to remain chic without schedule might inhibit their made to be thrown on in a random losing the comfort. personal style.” fury because you For those of you don’t know how to who don’t accept the accessorize. It’s not saying “beauty is pleasant when you see a ridiculously pain,” we have found the solution. The large belt casually hanging out on perfect comfort heel is the “oxford” someone’s outfit. It really just appears heel. They continue up to just below the ankle, adding a lot of support. Most sloppy. Before you add something to your have adjustable front detailing such as outfit ask yourself what it’s doing laces, buckles, etc. there. If it makes you look more put These can be adjusted for your together, it is serving a purpose. If it is comfort and to your personal holding up your garments, it is serving preference. Oxford heels vary from 2 a purpose. If it’s just thrown on, it inches to 6 inches tall. Remember, these doesn’t belong there. shoes are meant to be worn as a classy

Sanuk, or a lengthy self-centered exposition Make


Twerk! DuncanKissinger I wish to end my experience of unearthing worthwhile local music by providing some shameless self-promotion and discussing my band, Sanuk. Sanuk have been around since 2007 with our roots in a middle school cover band, The Main Event. My friend Oliver Hopkins is the primary songwriter and I occasionally assist in lyrical creation. Our current line-up consists of Hopkins on guitar and vocals, myself on guitar, keyboards and electronics,

Michael Preuschl on drums and vocals, for our sophomore album to be recordChris O’Connor on bass, and Sophie ed in June of this year with producer Hopkins on vocals. Tyler Watkins of Mar We released our got and the Nuclear first album, Honey, I So and So’s. Fresh off ...all of our combined Have News..., in January a win in the National efforts are preparing to of 2009 and it was well Record Store Day received among friends, launch us into the regional High School Battle of indie scene..” fans and media outlets the Bands in March, around Indianapolis. the momentum from After a successful all of our combined efrun with a pop-rock forts are preparing to sound, our influences started to shift launch us into the regional indie scene. and mature. Songs like “Down to This summer will see touring in Earth” and “Fake” were replaced with support of our record and in August the “Fire” and “Of Flaws and Repercusband will relocate to Bloomington to sions,” both of which were strong in attend IU and control the Bloomington imagery and musical exploration. Those scene. two songs written in the late winter/ear- We are all about playing enjoyable ly spring of 2009 set up the new musical tunes and having a good time. We have direction we planned on heading. a web presence on Facebook, Myspace Fast forward through a series of and other websites with musical-friendperformances in 2009 and early 2010 ly capabilities. Feel free to check it out if and Sanuk are 20 songs deep in writing you feel so inclined.

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Whats Hot Now!

Concerts & Events

May 22: •Nickelback @ Verizon Wireless Music Center May 29: •May Day @ Verizon Wireless Music Center May 30: •Indianapolis 500 @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway June 12: •Independent Music & Art Festival @ Harrison Center for the Arts

Books May 25: •The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s NestStieg Larsson June 5: •The Short Second Life of Bree TannerStephenie Meyer August 24: •Mockingjay- Suzanne Collins


May 28: •Prince of Persia: Sands of Time June 11: •A-Team June 18: •Toy Story 3 • Jonah Hex June 25: • Knight & Day


May 25: •Nas -Distant Relatives •Stone Temple Pilots- To Be Loved June 8: •Clay Walker- She Won’t Be Lonely Long •Hanson- Shout It Out June 15: •We Are Scientists- Barbara •Lucy Woodward- Hooked

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Can you tell what these LC items are based on their close-ups? See bottom of pictures for answers.





Answers to “A Closer Look”: 1.Boys Track Conference poster (outside main office) 2. Letter “I” on Spring Fever wall (173A) 3. Powerade vending machine (gym) 4. Academic excellence sign (Hall of Fame) Cub photos/Alli King

GETTING TO KNOW... Senior Jordan Helm


Sophomore Brittany Cain


125Dollars per week “Toto” was paid during the filming of “The Wizard of Oz”

1981 100

The year fortune cookies were invented

Percent of lottery winners who gain weight

in millions of Americans who get 45 Number tattooed annually Favorite Movie American Gangster

Favorite Movie August Rush

Favorite Band/Artist Lil’ Wayne

Favorite Band/Artist Dave Matthews

Favorite Song What You Know About That-T.I.

Favorite Song I’m Not Afraid-Eminem

Favorite Book Holes-Louis Sachar

Favorite Book Harry Potter-J.K Rowling

Favorite T.V. Show Sports Center

Favorite T.V. Show Kendra

Favorite Sport Basketball

Favorite Sport Diving

Interesting Fact I look like Will Smith.

Interesting Fact I look like Meryl Streep. Cub photos/ Jack Leibovitz


Percent of people who regret getting a tattoo

24 Lifespan in hours of a dragonfly


Time of all the clocks in the movie “Pulp Fiction”

300 Number in feet a mole can dig in one night of times the letter Q appears in the 0 Number name of a U.S. state

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Cub Reporter

Soaring through the air, junior pole vaulter Jack Leibovitz attempts to clear the bar. Courtesy Photos/ Michael Ashmore

May 19, 2010

Lawrence Central High School

Clearing the hurdle to take the lead, sophomore Montayla Holder continues her run to the finish. Holder stared down the next hurdle in her path in order to continue her drive and determination to beat out the competition.

Track team continues success NicholasPetr Both boys and girls track teams have performed well in their latest meets. The boys took first in several events at county. The girls took first place at North Central on May 5 with a score of 107. The boys took first place in several events at county on May 12. Out of a field of teams that included North Central, Ben Davis and Warren, LC took first place in the 4x100, 4x800 and open 400. The 4x800 squad achieved the best time in the state. Sophomore Jeron Brown, juniors Connor Claflin and Michael Steele, and senior Ron Perkins

all placed first in their respected All of the relay teams have events. been strong the entire year and On May 7 both track will need to continue to anchor teams domithe LC team if the nated at ConferBears are to win ence, which was State. The team has at BloomingThe team was ton North High been running very able to take down Marion with ease School. well up to this and let runners The boys point. Everybody won with a toswitch races and tal score  of 147 has been working gave some of the points. Individual hard, and I’m proud runners some winners at conmuch needed ference included of them” rest. Brown and ClafThe rest gave Mike Holman lin. the boys an upcoach The group per hand for the winners included County tournathe 4x800 meter relay and the ment. 4x100 meter relay. The 4x400 “The team has been runteam also came in a close sec- ning very well up to this point,” coach Mike Holman said. “Evond to Pike. 

erybody has been working hard, and I’m proud of them.” The girls also performed very well at Conference, coming in with a total score of 133, higher than any other competitor. Franklin Central came in second with a score of 108.50. The team was able to dominate the meet, even though they won only one track event, which was the 300-meter hurdles run by sophomore Ariana Ware.  What the team lacked in the track events they made up for in the field events. Senior Lauren Cowden won the long jump, senior Camille Hayes won the high jump, senior Taja Moore won the discus throw and senior Margo Tucker won the pole vault.

While the girls weren’t able to come in first in the track events, they were able to consistently place in the top three. But if the girls want to win State, chances are they’re going to need some of the younger runners to step up. After their meet at Conference, the girls went up against LN. The Lady Bears were able to beat the rival Wildcats easily with a score of 82 to 50. The big news at the meet was the 13-foot pole vault Tucker had. This was a new school and personal record and put her in third place nationally for pole vaulting. “It’s definitely an honor to be third in the country,” Tucker said.

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Pitching a key element for baseball HaileyNewkirk

Popping up from his stance to stop the pitch, junior Brandon Wind makes a difficult grab to keep the ball from getting past.

Concentrating on the ball, junior Brandon Kreig prepares to put a hit in play. Cub photos/ Chris Gore

first year on the varsity team and according to Roman, Ruxer is already stepping in and The baseball boys are on a shining. roll with a winning record of Ruxer pitched the first six 15-3. The coach is satisfied with innings of the first round of the the way the season is playing Marion County tournament out thus far, but he expects to game on Friday, May 7 against see improvements. LC’s biggest rival, Lawrence “So far, we’ve been North. Overall, Ruxer said he improving and getting better was extremely pleased with each and every game. We’ve his performance and felt lucky not yet played our best baseball to pitch in such an important …which is good,” head coach game. Daniel Roman said. “I felt like I got better as the Although the team has a game went on. After the first winning record and is blowing inning I settled in and threw out much of their competition, really well,” Ruxer said. Roman said he simply wants The boys finished the game the team to play with a win and a to their potential, score of 5-1. and he will be “It felt good The team proud with to finally beat whatever their chemistry has been LN. Everybody final record may great. Everyone has on the team did be. their part. The win This year, been pulling for the gave us a jump more than any guy sitting next to start for the rest of past years, tournament and Roman believes him.” hopefully we can Dan Roman bring a county team bonding and chemistry coach c h a m p i o n s h i p has been a huge back to LC,” asset to their said senior Alex success. Chittenden. “The team chemistry has They moved on to the been great. Everyone has been second round of the Marion pulling for the guy sitting next County tournament against to him. They are now truly Warren. They continued their playing for each other,” Roman winning streak with a final said. score of 3-1. This carried the Another benefit the team boys on to semi-finals on May has this year is their unusually 10 against Park Tudor. The team large number of high-quality pulled through yet again and pitchers. Roman even considers won 10-1. it their biggest advantage “I loved the intensity we against competition. brought to that game. I think “We have such great depths we could play better defense, with our pitching. There are but I’m happy with the way we many quality arms ready to are playing,” Ruxer said. step in when another gets The win in semi-finals tired,” Roman said. carried the Bears on to Marion One of those quality arms County Tournament finals, is junior Jared Ruxer. This is his Friday against Brebeuf Jesuit.



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Golf team makes promising strides ZachGriffin The golf team was predicted to place around seventh in County on May 3 at Smock Golf Course. Instead they ended up placing second. “Our high placement really raised the confidence of our team,” coach Nick Derado said. “There is a really strong belief that we can make it far in competition.” Epitomizing the excellent performance by the team, senior Andrew McCarthy shot a hole-in-one on the 210-yard par 3 No. 5 hole during competition. “It was an amazing holein-one. Most of the time holesin-one are on shorter par 3s at around 150 yards,” coach Norm Starkey said. The person who seemed to be the least shocked was McCarthy himself. “I knew the

hole pretty well, so I knew highest: an 81. The team took 6th place out I could at least put it on the of 12 in that invitational. There green,” McCarthy said. Both McCarthy and sopho- were four good scores turned in more Kyle Crites have had at county, which helped boost promising performances since the team to a second place finish. McCartheir return. thy went even McCarthy performed It was an amazing par at 72, junior Camwell at county, hole-in-one.” eron Sabotin scoring a 35 through nine Norm Starkey scored a 74 Crites holes and a 72 coach and scored an 82. overall. Crites The team won its match shot a 73 at Coyote Crossing. “The return of these two against Greenfield on May 10 (McCarthy and Crites) have at Hawktail Golf Course with really relieved the rest of the a combined score of 159 to 193. Crites medaled with a score of squad,” Derado said. It hasn’t just been McCar- 38 through nine holes. The team is now looking thy and Crites performing well, though; the entire team ahead to a promising sectionals has stepped it up. The team performance. “We have a chance to make performed well at the Chatard Invitational on May 1. Junior it to State,” Derado said. “We Austin Martinson scored the will need four good scores like team low of the competition at we had in County to make it to 78 with McCarthy scoring the State.”

Tennis looks to turn season around

Sophomore Kyle Crites chips a shot up on the green at Winding Ridge in the match against Covenant Christian. Cub photo/ Jack Lebowitz

tough time for the team with a singles win by Swanson and a doubles win with White and Tennis played the first junior Sam Copenhaver. round of County May 11 at The team struggled against Pike and lost 5-0. Noblesville, winning none of The previous match on May the matches and losing 5-0. 6 at home against Bloomington Having home court North resulted in a 2-3 loss didn’t help the team in the LC on senior night. Sophomore Invitational, placing third with Krystal White won her singles Cathedral in first and Bishop game and freshmen Mackenzie Chatard second. Spicer and Kristen Swanson The team hopes to come won a doubles match. back from a poor regular season Franklin Central gave ending and be prepared for them a tough Sectionals. conference loss “We have May 4 with to focus on We have to focus a score of 1-4 the now, with the only on the now...” focus on win in a single Sam Copenhaver s t a y i n g match by junior tough and senior Lyndsey moving our Dinkins. feet,” Copenhaver said. The team didn’t get to Coach Tim Taylor added finish the game against Guerin that “the last team in the Catholic May 3 due to inclement conference (LC) could win the weather. sectionals, in theory.” A conference win at The girls begin sectionals at Southport with a 3-2 score 4 p.m. Thursday at LN. In order on April 29 gave the team a to win, Taylor wants “the team confidence boost. to keep in mind to practice the A 2-3 loss to Bloomington right way and the game should South on April 27 came at a be easier.”


With hopes of winning the match, freshman Mackenzie Spicer returns the ball. Cub photo/ Jack Lebowitz

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Throwing the ball down the line toward home plate, sophomore Angelica Twigg shows her arm strength in a home game against Carmel on May 5, by trying to throw someone out from afar. Cub photos/ Chris Gore


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Getting ready for the next inning, the players join together around senior Brook Sterrett to talk about various defensive strategies.

Softball has to ‘play focused for seven innings’ CamilleHayes Despite the 1-0 win against fellow Conference Indiana school Bloomington North on May 13, the softball team continues to struggle. Another loss against Franklin Central came on May 11. The score was 2-1, but that wasn’t without a hard played game. The Bears saw sophomore Angelica Twigg set up at the plate and match the Flashes to tie the game at 1-1 with a homerun over the left field fence. But couldn’t stop the hard hits in the bottom of the seventh. The team’s record now stands at 4-14. “This season has been a struggle, but I think we are finally pulling it all together,” junior Shannon Swingle said. The team took a hard loss to Warren Central 8-7 in the first round of the Marion County tournament. The team picked a bad time to have its worst game of the season. “There is no way that Warren Central is better than this team,” coach Tom Corbett said. He was upset with the loss, but felt worse for the team’s seniors. “They have done so much for this

program. We had such a great draw to innings. (However) we have to play (move on to semi-finals) and did not take focused for seven innings,” Corbett said. Noblesville hosted the Bears May 1, advantage of it. It would have been nice to get our seniors to the Semi’s for their and the team played a double header. last year. They would have deserved it,” The first game against 3A No. 3 and 15-1 Corydon Central was one of the more he said. Swingle is using the tough loss as a exciting ones of the season. LC pulled out the win, 6-5. The learning experience. “It only gets better from here,” she said. But for senior team made a come back in the bottom Hayley Lawson, Warren should be ready of the seventh with help of freshmen Kenndey Jultch, who for their next match up. was pulled up for the “They were completely beatable. I I was real happy with double header. Jultch was able to hit the ball think that the rain delays the first six innings. ” into right to score the got to us and caused winning run. some mental errors. We Corbett says really beat oursleves, but Warren better watch Tom Corbett the win came from out for senior night!” coach good pitching by senior Allie Nash, good Lawson said. On May 5 the Bears lost to top-ten defensive play and making crucial hits. The team then played 4A and ranked ranked Carmel 6-0. “The game against Carmel was Noblesville later that day, but lost, 13-1. The Bears put up a tough fight exciting,” Corbett said. The team was only down 2-0 at the against Conference Indiana rival start of the seventh inning, but then Southport on April 29 but couldn’t pull team then lost focus and commited too out the win. many errors. Carmel scored four more The girls were able to tie it up with runs by the end of the game. a triple that was was hit by Lawson. “I was real happy with the first six But the Cardinals came back in the

eighth to win 2-1. Southport has one of the best pitchers in the state, so Corbett was happy with how well his players responded to her pitching. He was also pleased with how the practice they put in the day before showed. “We spent three hours on defense and had no errors in the game so it really paid off,” he said. The next game is Thursday at home against Warren Central and senior night. The Sectional tournament will begin Monday, May 24 at LC. Corbett’s sectional hopes are optimistic, despite the losing regular season. “We have been in the sectional finals four out of the last six years…so our expectation is to win it,” he said. Swingle agrees. “Sectionals is going to be great,” she said. Corbett is also hopeful about the upcoming seasons for softball. Although the team is losing seven valuable seniors, he believes that he has a talented underclass with varsity players juniors Shannon Swingle, Caroline Fairfax, Erin Fislar, freshmen Katherine Powell and Brittani Melzoni. The JV team is currently 8-3, so he also hopes to bring talent from there.



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SCOREBOARD Baseballand Diving Girls Swimming 4/21- LC: 7, Pike: 9 State- Junior Mackenzie Powell: 4/27- LC: 19, Columbus North: 4 200-yard individual medley: 24 4/28- LC: 5, Bloomington South: 3 100-yard breaststroke: 20 4/30- LC: 17, Evansville: 12 Regionals- Senior Allison Jacob: 13 LC: 12, Harrison: 5 5/7 LC: 5, Lawrence North: 1 5/8- LC: 3, Warren: 1

Softball 4/29- LC: 1, Southport: 2 5/1- LC: 6, Corydon Central: 5 LC: 1, Noblesville: 13 5/5- LC: 0, Carmel: 6 5/7- LC: 7, Warren Central: 8 5/11- LC: 1, Franklin Central: 2

Boys Golf 4/27- LC: 165, North Central: 179 4/28- LC: 153, Chatard: 185 5/1- Chatard Invitational, LC: 6th 5/3- County, LC: 2nd 5/8- Lafayette Invitational, LC; 11th 5/19- LC vs. Carmel, Warren 6/4- Sectionals at South Grove

Girls Tennis 4/22- LC: 0, Columbus North: 5 4/26- LC: 5, Noblesville: 0 4/27- LC: 3, Bloomington South: 3 4/30- LC: 3, Southport: 2 5/3- LC: 1, Guerin: 1 5/4- LC: 1, Fanklin Central: 4 5/6- LC: 3, Bloomington North: 2

Boys Track and Field 4/30- Conference, LC: 1st 5/4- LC: 82, Marion: 50 5/12- County, LC: 1st 5/20- Sectionals at North Central 5/27- Regionals at North Central 6/5- State at Indiana University

Girls Track and Field 4/27- LC: 86, North Central: 92, Ben Davis: 42 4/30- Conference, LC: 1st 5/4- LC: 82, LN: 50 5/25- Regionals at Ben Davis 6/4- State at Indiana University

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There were four different sites that seniors could choose to go to. Seniors Jared Frick and A.J. Bennett helped pick up trash at the Indiana War Memorial. Cub photo/ Chris Gore

Volume 61

Issue 11

May 19, 2010

Although the priority of Senior Service Day is to make downtown cleaner, seniors also had some free time. Seniors Wes Williams and Kyle Smith filled their free time by renting a pedal boat on the canal. Cub photo/ Maura Hamilton

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When schoolwork is away, seniors will play. After the seniors finished picking up trash, they had free time. Senior Markel Langham played football with some of his classmates. Cub photo/ Chris Gore

The seniors traveled downtown for Senior Service Day last Friday. The trip is held every year as LC’s way of providing community service. This year seniors loaded seven buses to go to the Indiana War Memorial, White River State Park, Circle Centre Mall and the Canal. Students were given gloves and trash bags after getting off the buses so they could clean up any loose pieces of trash that were creating a mess at their site. Senior Service Day is a tradition here and each year it proves to be a success. It gives seniors a chance to take a break from their senioritis and have a day of no classes to look forward to. “I thought it was fun, especially because we got to miss school for it,” senior Ashley Quiocho said. She was not the only student who enjoyed hav-

sch­ool well. ing the day off. “I do like the idea (of the se“It was pretty fun being with my friends and going nior class doing something for downtown during the day,” se- the community). We get to represent our school well and give nior Theo Reinke said. It is not only students, out a positive image,” Quiocho however, that enjoyed the day. said. The help was obviously Teachers chaperoned the trip and enjoyed a day outside appreciated, as the mainteof the classroom and got the nance staff of the Indiana War chance to spend time with their Memorial personally thanked students for students outtheir help side of the We get to represent during lunch teaching atmosphere. our school well and give time. Seniors “It’s the ended the best day of out a positive image.” Ashley Quiocho day by takthe year! I senior ing an official wish we had Senior Serit in the fall because we bond so much,” vice Day picture, then loading math teacher Chad Sivertson back on the buses to return to said. Sivertson has accompa- school. They were required to nied the seniors on Senior Ser- leave school grounds after returning to school, even though vice Day every year. While missing school and the school day was not yet over. spending time with friends Overall, the day was a hit with during the day is fun, the day seniors. is ultimately about cleaning up “I had a really good time,” our city and representing our Reinke said.


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dates to remember May 19: Honor Program, 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. auditorium May 20: Senior Cook-Out, during lunch blocks, outside PERK May 23: Baccalaureate Program, time, place TBD May 20: Senior finals begin May 27: Senior Experience Day May 27: College Commitment Day (athletics), 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Studio Theatre May 28: Commencement practice, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Pepsi Coliseum May 29: Commencement, 3 - 5 p.m. (seniors must be there at 2 p.m.), Pepsi Coliseum

Top 30 Seniors The following seniors graduated in the top 30 of their class and were honored at the Top 30 banquet. Note that this list is in alphabetical order and not by rank: Megan Allbright Bonnie Arbuckle Michael Ashmore Jay Beltz Scott Borer Rebekah Coble Laura Crawford Lierin Ehmke Austin Enghauser Matthew Gibson Matthew Glick Arash Habibi-Soureh Laura Hartman Ashley Hughes Sean Jordan Demetra King Emily Kopetsky McKenzie Meares Christopher J. Moore Andrea Perkins Sarah Pfister Ashley Potts Loren Swhear Christopher B. Taylor Riley Thomas Margo Tucker Natalie Vezina Leann Westin Shannon Wilson Danica Wylin

Best of the Rest The following seniors graduated at ranks 31-50. Note that this list is in alphabetical order and not by rank: Thomas Ahearn Geoffrey Bianchini Kyle Billman Madeline Brock Patrick Burton Angela Camacho-Marrero Kristen Cobb Anthony Coraggio Lauren Cowden Kelsey Dillon Jessica Guilfoyle Allison Jacob Nicola Liss Andrew McCarthy Katherine McGuire Mary Rhodes Thomas Steward Miriam Strobel Jordan Thomas Hannah Torres

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“I love cheese. And I love football.” Jason Samuels, 12

“Yay for no more AP tests!” Megan Gentry, 12

“My motivation is nonexistent.” Miata Eggerly, 12

“I’m excited for the summer because I am going to take a road trip with my best friend.” Vytoria Rose, 12

“Brandon Johnson is the reason why my spring break bod is still rockin’.” Brayton Booher, 12

“I’m so ready for the last day of school for seniors. It’s also my birthday.” Jalen McKenzie, 12

“If a mountain was smooth, would you be able to climb it?.” Clarence Thompkins, 12

“I enjoy dinner by candlelight, picnics on the beach and cuddling.” Yusef Vinh, 12

“Open campus for the rest of the year, please.” Laura Hartman, 12

“We were brave, we were crazy, we were mostly young.” Amanda Petrisin, 12

“Sometimes I like to pretend Taylor Swift is my best friend.” Chandler Brown, 12

“Seniors, we’re out of here!” Danielle Smith, 12

Top tens of the class of 2010 The best of the class of 2010’s high school years

Movies 10. Borat 9. Superbad 8. Slumdog Millionaire 7. Iron Man 6. Casino Royale 5. The Hangover 4. Avatar 3. Up 2. The Departed 1. The Dark Knight

High School Traditions 10. Pizza Fridays 9. Free cookie day 8. Hanging out in the Commons 7. Paintin’ up 6. Complaining about ID’s 5. Just complaining in general 4. Chick-fil-a Thursday 3. Dodgeball and volleyball 2. LN/LC football games 1. Getting Taco Bell after games

YouTube Videos 10. Unforgiveable No. 2 9. Black ninja guy 8. Charlie bit my finger 7. Scarlet takes a tumble 6. David Blaine Cheezitz 5. Single Ladies clown dance 4. Boom goes the dynamite 3. New haircut 2. Australian party kid 1. Old Gregg

Fads 10. Popped collars 9. Silly Bracelets 8. Crocs 7. Bapes 6. Ed Hardy 5. Plaid Shorts 4. V-neck white tees 3. Snuggies 2. Hair spiking 1. Ripped jeans

People Who Are Famous for No Reason 10. Omarosa 9. The Kardashians 8. Kimbo Slice 7. Octomom 6. Mandy Jiroux 5. The Real Housewives of... 4. Chris Crocker 3. Jon and Kate Goesslin 2. Heidi and Spencer Pratt 1. Paris Hilton

TV Shows 10. 24 9. Lost 8. Desperate Housewives 7. Gossip Girl 6. Family Guy 5. Grey’s Anatomy 4. Scrubs 3. Entourage 2. 30 Rock 1. The Office

Moments in Sports 10. Tony Dungy retiring 9. Butler getting to NCAA finals 8. Patriots losing Super Bowl to Giants 7. Tiger Woods scandal 6. Varsity soccer ranked third nationally 5. Gymnastics winning state 4. LC topping LN in football—four times 3. Syracuse topping UConn in 6 OTs 2. Phelps winning 8 golds in Olympics 1. Colts winning the SuperBowl

Songs 10. Thnks fr th mmrs- Fall Out Boy 9. I’m Yours- Jason Mraz 8. Paper Planes- M.I.A. 7. Lollipop- Lil Wayne 6. Viva La Vida- Coldplay 5. Just Dance- Lady GaGa 4. When You Were Young- The Killers 3. Crazy- Gnarls Barkley 2. Party in the USA- Miley Cyrus 1. Crank Dat- Soulja Boy

Worst Reality TV Shows 10. Parental Control 9. Next 8. Daisy of Love 7. For the Love of Ray J 6. Room Raiders 5. New York goes to Work 4. The Surreal Life 3. The City 2. Engaged and Underaged 1. Jersey Shore

Senior Tweets @hampy9 At the barber shop. Sounds of jazz and smells of grease. I love this culture.   @riley_thomas celebratory lunch with biffs on finishing hollanders essay!! wooot wooot @mckenziemeares taking a stroll along the moonlit waters of geist @ADLee15 why do i keep havin this dream that i owe some man some money and he hired a bunch of snipers to kill me? its like my personal action movie @iRoundtree A random girl jus walk up to me n rubbed tha back of my head n went n for a kiss n den sed “Oops! I thot u was sumbody else” @BrandonLeonhard Should be an interesting night...bout to be doing the robot all night haha @AlliEvns Grandma helen just told me she is hardcore... @lil_vonjr #ihate when people catch me wearing the same jeans as yesterday lol @codycatlett That’s the second time in 2 days I’ve almost gotten hit by a car in the LC parking lot @SkinnyBlakBMadd it feels like christmas everytime @ RealWizKhalifa drops a new track or mixtape

May 19, 2010 Cub Reporter

As told by GINGER

When we were just freshmen Lierin Ehmke @gingaplease Ah, my final column. I spent a few minutes thinking about what I should write about: the choices in life, thinking ahead in the future, enjoying the moment now, not wishing your life away…each one worthy of a 350-word column. But alas, it’s time for a little nostalgia before I bid you adieu. So, my dedicated followers, I’m going to reflect on what has changed since I was a wee-little frosh. When I was a freshman… - People still were still obsessed with Myspace. - Pluto was a planet. - Two-hour delays still existed. - Phones weren’t considered “smart.” - “Tweeting” was restricted to birds. - LC didn’t have security guards. - Who’s Obama? - Twilight was just a time of day. - We could still park in the East Lot. - Justin Bieber wasn’t born yet. - IDs stayed in your wallet, not around your neck. - Nintendo didn’t have the Wii yet. - LC still had the Dome. - Girls still had hopes of marrying Lance Bass. - Ke$ha was known as Oscar the Grouch. - No one was aware of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.” - We weren’t confined to the Commons during lunch. - People still liked Tiger Woods. - Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson were still at large. - “Iron Man” was just a song by Black Sabbath. - Colts were Super Bowl Ring-less. - Britney Spears worked the shaved head. - Merle Schulenburg still reigned over Chemistry classrooms. So there you have ...Twilight was just it. Lesson learned: Life a time of day. already goes by fast—a day becomes a week that becomes a month that becomes a year that becomes the end of high school. Sometimes you have to slow down and cherish the things you have now. You never know when, or what, things will change will change in a few short years.

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Ebony and Ivory CamilleHayes @blackmagichayes

MattGibson @mattjeezyy As first-year Cubs we were thrown into the position of Opinions section editors. Lucky for us, we’ve learned more from spending countless hours creating a premiere newspaper than we have in all of our 12 years of core classes. That being said, Cub has taught us some vital rules for life. No. 1: Just because someone said he did something doesn’t mean he actually did it. Don’t give people the benefit of the doubt; make sure their work is done. Maybe the per-

son didn’t know they had to do it; ing every late night where everyone maybe he was never going to do has reached the breaking point, and it; maybe we just need to handle it it’s impossible not to laugh at least once at a staff member’s tweet. Beourselves. No. 2: Always have pants sides, we’re determined to make on when in the presence of Mrs. #CubReporter a worldwide trendGranger. Whether you’re coming ing topic. No. 4: Just make it perfect. back from a sports practice, cooling off your legs in the sauna called the We’ve heard this mantra so much computer lab or just wearing appro- that we can’t forget that whatever priate dress for warm weather, Mrs. “it” is, it’d better be flawless at the least and CubGranger’s builtquality at best. in pants-less raThis means that dar will find you. Mrs. Granger’s pantsare accuEveryone on staff less radar will find you.” stories rate, columns are has seen the way spell-checked, she looks at Caand everything mille when she comes back from practice in span- has been edited more times than dex…not a look of approval, to say you can remember. If you can see the least. Fortunately, Camille was past Granger’s red pen marks, able to solve that problem by wear- you’re doing it wrong. So remember: Do your work, ing Matt’s pants—sharing is caring. No. 3: Having a Twitter is neces- tweet when you can, make it persary. Not only does it allow for easy fect, but most importantly, keep communication, but it provides es- your pants on. No one likes a nonsential comic relief during stressful tweeting, imperfect slacker…espedeadlines. There comes a point dur- cially one without slacks.

What to do, what to do Column As I See ‘Em Sean Jordan @seanmjordan So I’ve been thinking about this a lot… Maybe a little too much. In fact, it’s consumed me. So I thought maybe I’d pawn the question off on you fashionistas: Plaid or plain sheets for my bedspread next year? You know, when I go away to college. As in, leaving this school. As in, the thing that 2,000 of you aren’t doing. In other words, I’m finding salvation. In this salvation, you see, I have other things to worry about besides whether the hash browns in the “Brunch for Lunch” line are undercooked, whether I’ll get a de-

tention for the 30 times I was late to portrayal of college—which, of class this year (although that’s not course, is epitomized in that one really worry worthy) and whether poster of a presumably drunken my butt looks big in these jeans I’m John Belushi in Animal House, looking like a deer in the headlights and wearing. Because everyone knows no sporting a sweater with just one one wears jeans in college. Jeans word on it: “College.” My exciteare, like, so high school. (Who knew ment comes from a fact that few that was an adjective?). It’s just as people really consider when they high school as wondering if a girl go to college: I’m going to a place likes you or if you’re going to get with thousands upon thousands of other people of in big trouble for my same age, with talking about a variety of interthis girl named ...See ya. Wouldn’t ests, a variety of Thor behind her wanna be ya.” stories and, most back. (By the way, importantly, no considering her name’s Thor, I’d say you’re proba- parents. Partay. So give me all you got, Last Few bly going to get in big trouble. With Weeks of High School. I’m too preher fists.) Honestly, I’m just about care- occupied thinking about the mini free right now. Sure, it’ll be school, fridge that will be in my room next but not high school. As a matter of year, the endless games of Call of fact, it won’t even have “school” Duty: Modern Warfare 2 I’ll be in the title. It’s just… college. And playing and, of course, the style of thanks to the movies, I have a no- my bedspread. tion of what college will be. Good luck, Lawrence Central. Long story short, I’m excited. And Godspeed. But the origins of my excitement But, most importantly, see ya. don’t lie in Hollywood’s skewed Wouldn’t wanna be ya.


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Cori Reynolds University of Minnesota Crookston, Minn. Organizational Psychology Major Soccer

John Shelp Parkland College Champaign, Ill. Ford Asset Program

Hannah Torres University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. English Major

Lauren Cowden Syracuse University Syracuse, N.Y. Architecture Major

Jessie Leko Boise State University Boise, Idaho Undecided Major Gymnastics

Hampton Shields New York, N.Y. Modeling

Graduation candidates plan for in-state and out-of-state college, community college, military & more Chris Taylor George Washington University Washington, D.C. International Business Major

MimiStrobel @mimstrobe

Demi King As graduation quickly approaches, seniors Purdue University are making final decisions as to what they will Lafayette, Ind. be doing this fall. Although most assume that Engineering Major once seniors graduate high school they will go on to pursue a four-year degree, others are doing things such as taking a year off, moving to the Windy City to pursue modeling and enlisting to go through basic training for the military. And many seniors who do pursue four-year degrees will not attend school in Indiana. The options for after-graduation plans are Chris Wooldridge endless. Senior Hampton Shields has quite unIvy Tech orthodox plans for after graduation; he plans to Indianapolis, Ind. move to New York City to pursue his dream of Business Management Major a career in editorial modeling. While he realizes this is a tough dream to pursue, he is confident he can make it and feels that now is the time to do it. “I can get an education anytime, but my looks will only last for so long,” Shields said. “Right now I’m closing the chapter of my life with high school and I’m ready to start a new Kyle Sales chapter in modeling.” Indiana University While Shields is 700 miles away from home, Bloomington, Ind. senior Andy McQuery will be a little less than Undecided Major 70 miles away. McQuery had in-state and outof-state options for college, but in the end he opted to attend Indiana University. “A decent amount of my good friends were staying in Indiana and in the end I felt that it would be beneficial to be close to home and have good friends around me. It also helped that the price was less,” McQuery said. Some seniors will travel out-of-state for specific reasons such as a trade school offered only in that state, technical schools like Savannah College of Art and Design, athletics or scholarship money they’ve received.

Michael Ashmore U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis, Md. Chemistry Major

Camille Hayes University of Missouri Columbia, Mo. Broadcast Journalism Major Track and Field Blake Boyd University of New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M. Political Science Major Track and Field Jordan Claypool Basic Training Texas Air Force

Jasmine Walton Alabama A&M Huntsville, Ala. Elementary Education Major

Kim Moses Tennessee State Nashville, Tenn. Undecided Major

Alex Chittenden University of Louisville Louisville, Ky. Sports Administration Major Baseball

Alix Richey Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, Ga. Photography Major

DeJuan Colbert Wittenberg University Springfield, Ohio Physics Major Football

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Cub Reporter



May 19, 2010

Lawrence Central High School

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Check out these albums that are reminiscent of the class of 2010’s high school years:

Spice Girls

Fall Out Boy


Genre: What you want

Genre: Alternative

Genre: Dirty pop

Genre: Hip-Hop

Spice Girls bring a different kind of British invasion to the U.S. with Spice. Sporty, Baby, Ginger, Scary and Posh brought disco, R&B and pop into one polished album. Every group of elementary school girl debated which one they were most similar to create their own spicy pop girl band. This album is sure to “Spice Up Your Life,” but it will not give you any access to go-go boots, pleather skirts or British accents. Of course the song any mini van full of little girls was surely singing “Wannabe,” but probably because it was an excuse to talk really fast and gasp between phrases for no reason. When they would return home they would lock themselves in their rooms and sing “Say You’ll Be There” to their Nsync or Backstreet Boys posters. If there happens to be a sleepover occuring they would all go into the basement to watch Spice World and pretend to have British accents with a complementary Spice dance party. These are just some of the most obvious or embarrassing memories that occurred with tracks from this album. Even though the group is long gone, “Wannabe” is still recited word for word today. If one is done listening to the thousands of 90s boy bands, Spice is where to go. For all the female rapping, group dancing and girl power one can handle, Spice from Spice Girls is where to go.

Sure, they’ve had some mediocre, poppy albums since, and they had some under-the-radar albums before it, but From Under the Cork Tree takes the cake for Fall Out Boy. It also takes the cake for the Class of 2010. The album, which packs a punch with hit after hit, is an epochal one for our class. Heck, “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” was pretty much the anthem of our middle school careers. Then again, so was “Dance, Dance.” And “Of All The Gin Joints In All The World” is amazing, too. And don’t forget “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me’.” Despite the band’s problems naming songs — they’re pretty much all full-sentence titles — the music on this album is just so catchy. Maybe it’s the powerful bass lines that Pete Wentz drops. Maybe it’s Patrick Stump’s heavenly voice. Whatever it is, who cares? The only thing that listeners will care about is that this album is to ears as velvet is to skin. They’ll find themselves bobbing their heads to the rhythm, echoing Stump’s lyrics, and most likely, airbanding with their instrument of choice throughout the entire album. Listeners will be hard-pressed to find another album that has as many hits as this one. They probably wouldn’t dare to try, though; they’ll be too busy listening to this album for the rest of their lives.

One could say that the juxtaposition of this generation listening to singers who were barely out of high school (Nsync and Backstreet Boys) while in elementary school and now, in high school, listening to a singer who is a few months away from first grade (Justin Bieber) is fascinating. Although there is a negative stigma with still listening to the elementary school favorites, it is undeniable that one of the best albums of this generation was Nsync’s No Strings Attached. Hits from the album include “Bye Bye Bye,” “It’s Gonna Be Me” and “This I Promise You.” The lyrical range spans from the frustration in “It’s Gonna Be Me” with “Everything I do/never seems enough for you” to the loving support of “This I Promise You” with “I’ll be your strength/ I’ll give you hope.” Under a third of the record saw any collaborative writing efforts from any of the group members, but their performance of the material was enough to sell a record number of albums in the first week of its release. It is no doubt that the album is a five-star collection of material. Their “Bye Bye Bye” music video was also a big hit and its signiture “Bye Bye Bye” dance move is still used today. Nsync’s No Strings Attached is a great old school album to bump to all summer long and feel nostalgic for the good ole’ days.

By deftly blending the best sounds of modern hip-hop and pop, the debut album from KDe! (Krump Deez entertainment!) is an impressive start for each member of the group. Producer and senior Kyle Nagy’s handiwork is most evident in the beats on each of the album’s 15 tracks. Although they were made using only GarageBand, they’re of professional quality and range from simple drumand-bass to richly layered synthesizers and effects. The album’s most accessible feature for many listeners will be Cathedral senior Alex Collignon’s vocal performances on hooks. Collignon’s voice is a combination of catchy, autotuned T-Pain and R&B emotion, and is a highlight on “Terrified” and “Circle Up.” Verses from a range of collaborators make up the bulk of Back to the Bassics’s vocal content. The most frequently appearing is Cathedral senior Kevin Hofmeister, whose outrageous wordplay in phrases like “Girls up here like Elmer’s ‘cause it seems they always stuck with me” make attention to details a must. Rappers Bug$y, D.J. Davis and Clutch also contribute. So much of what rap, dance and pop fans enjoy is packed into this album that the last thing it feels like is a first try. For anyone interested in local talent, or music that’s entertaining and more, Back to the Bassics is required listening.

Rating: 1--2--3--4--♫

Rating: 1--2--3--4--♫

Song Suggestion: Of All the Gin Joints in All the World

Song Suggestion: Bye Bye Bye

Rating: 1--2--3--4--♫

Rating: 1--2--3--4--♫

Hannah Torres

Sean Jordan

Duncan Kissinger

Matt Gibson

Album: Spice

Song Suggestion: Wannabe

Album: From Under the Cork Tree

Album: No Strings Attached


Album: Back to the Bassics

Song Suggestion: Circl e Up


May 19, 2010 Cub Reporter


Lawrence Central High School

TRUE LIFE: I’m on Cub Reporter MimiStrobel

@mimstrobe Cub Reporter deadlines consist mostly of hours with our eyes glued to the computer, a delicious deadline dinner and a mass of goofy tweets. Although in years past the Cub seniors decided to review an actual restaurant, this year’s senior Cubs decided to review a deadline and give our readers some insight into what may go on at any given deadline. This issue Mrs. Granger had the duty of supplying dinner for deadline. It is tradition that she bring sloppy joes, and the 22 (give or take a few) Cubs that ate that night devoured them. After dinner, we all reported back to the computer lab and got back to work. In two nights of deadline, the average Cub will spend the same amount of

time at school as a student who is not on staff will in a week. Because of the extended hours we spend here, there are certain quirks and annoyances we all experience and mannerisms we all have. For example, you know you are a Cub when you have been staring at the same headline for so long that you think a simple word is spelled wrong, you say “classic” after everything, you eat Fazoli’s way too much, you have tweeted #cubreporter, you check everything for AP style, JDay is your favorite day of the year, you wear sweatpants a lot, you know why Duncan Kissinger wears the Lobster sweatshirt every day or you wear a fanny pack. If any of these things sound like you, you should seriously consider joining Cub. You would fit right in.




10 things the Class of ‘10 needs to do before starting the next phase in life

Go to your friends’ open houses. Show them that you care­—at least enough to go and eat their free food. It’s the thought that counts, right?


Watch Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Now that’s just a good movie. It’s funny; it’s romantic; it’s awesome. If you haven’t seen this movie, you’re missing out.


Say goodbye to the best Cubs that have ever lived (in our biased opinion). Clockwise from top left: Tommy Myers, Hannah Torres, Matt Gibson, Lierin Ehmke, Duncan Kissinger, Allie Nash, Mimi Strobel, Heather Olsen, Sean Jordan, Lena Reifinger and Camille Hayes. Not pictured: Chris Gore and Crystal Shelton. Cub photo/ Alli King



Get some summer wear (or dig it out of your closet). Whether that means finding your favorite bathing suit, thongs (flip-flops) or college-wear for next year, just do it.

See foreign parts of Indianapolis. If you haven’t been to Broad Ripple, it’s a must-see. Discover more of what Indy has to offer before you’re gone.



Decide what you can leave behind. You’re about to start a new chapter in your life— a new chapter with a lot less space. Even if you like all the junk in your room, some of it has to go.

Learn to do laundry. The time has come. You’re going to be on your own, which is mostly awesome, but it also means you’re going to have to take care of yourself.



Get a computer. We’re in the information age now, sister. You’ll need a computer to write papers, look up places to eat and, of course, stay connected with your high school friends.

Compensate for the Freshman 15. We all know that college makes us fat. Work out and/or diet this summer so you can afford to pack on a few extra pounds this fall.

Say “sayonara” to LC. Our career here is over, but don’t leave without paying your dues (literally and figuratively). Pay your library and bookstore fines, and wave goodbye to teachers and students with whom you’ve connected.


Get used to Ramen. You’re going to have to cook for yourself sometimes, and that means living off individually-packed noodle bricks. Bon Appétit.

enior althetes SEN10RS


Cub Reporter

May 19, 2010

Lawrence Central High School

Cub Reporter senior athletes Allison Jacob

Andrew Lee

Golf Softball Diving Basketball

Football Track and Field

“Participarting in sports from a young age has made me an overall better person.”

“Sports make you mentally tough.”

LC’s college-bound athletes Football

DeJuan Colbert - Wittenberg University Andrew Lee - Morehead State University Isaiah Roundtree - Morehead State University Ryan Ullrich - Morehead State University Phillip Powell - Butler University


Matt Glick - Goshen College

Track and Field

Blake Boyd - University of New Mexico Margo Tucker - University of New Mexico Camille Hayes - University of Missouri Lauren Cowden - Syacuse University


Alex Chittenden - Univeristy of Louisville Chris Hoopingarner - Franklin College Matt Jefferson - Univeristy of Northern Kentucky


Blake Bowers - Franklin College Brandon Sheets - Franklin College William Hilgendorf - Franklin College Brandon Leonhard - University of Dayton Charles Leonhard - University of Dayton Cori Reynolds - University of Minnesota, Crookston

Gymnastics Jessie Leko - Boise State

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