February 14, 2012 Dear Reader, My parents have never told me “I love you.” Don’t get me wrong, though. That’s not to say that they don’t love me. I’m sure they do—or at least I hope they do. After all, all signs point to it. They spoon-fed me when my bones were still weak, potty-trained me when I couldn’t practice self-control, and recently paid for my college applications. They have never said it, but they sure have shown it. In other words, my parents have mastered the art of “show, don’t tell” that English teachers stress so much. And that’s what I hope this issue of El Batidor does: shows, not tells. That is why we don’t want to tell you “El Batidor loves you,” because newspapers don’t have feelings, so it wouldn’t be true. Instead, we want to show you what writing from the heart looks like. Each and every one of the articles featured in this issue was written with love. Each and every picture was an impulse from the heart, and every single bat was hidden with hateful love. Even the articles that express contempt for Valentine’s Day were written with love—just trust me on that one. Now, I want you to know that... This present issue presents you with tissues to wipe away issues. Articles on love, pictures on hate, filled with emotions, you’ll turn the page. Don’t delay, read the Spiel, catch up on the dates, and MLK Day. Love at first sight, is that even a thing? Trimesters next year? Oh boy, oh dear! And on formal dinner, what’s the take? 40 articles. There’s so much in here to keep you awake. As V. Lizard so eloquently put it, “This one is for the folks with the reading system, who love El Bat with the beating system.” I ask you: let your heart beat to the beat of the Bat, and if you don’t like it, leave it as that—a wretched paper at the foot of the door. But if you do like it, keep asking for more. El Batidor galore: there’s only one more. Sincerely,
Fernando Hurtado ’12 Editor-in-Chief
P.S. If you find the 4 hidden bats in this issue and are the first to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with their locations, you could win a $5.00 gift card! 2
Features 4 Entertainment 9 Sports 14 Opinion 17 El Phat 20
L to R: Artist-in-Residence: Lisa Huang ‘12, Opinion: Denali Tietjen ‘12, Video Manager: Pom Bunsermvicha ‘12, El Phat: Charlotte Bowles ‘12, Artist-in-Residence: Isabella Thomas ‘12, Editor-in-Chief: Fernando Hurtado ‘12, Business Manager: Rico Fung ‘12, Entertainment: Johannah Farner ‘12, Head Photographer: Ethan Chan ‘13, Features: Adam Werksman ‘12, Sports: Vanessa Lizárraga ‘12, Layout Editor: Jane Park ‘12 3
Why El Phat Sucks To Â the Â Esteemed Â Section Â that Â is Â named Â El Â Phat: Â On Â behalf Â of Â the Â Features Â and Â News Â Section Â of Â El Â Batidor, Â I Â would Â like Â to Â congratulate Â you Â on Â all Â the Â success Â that Â you Â have Â been Â enjoying Â this Â year. Â Your Â section Â seems Â to Â be Â very Â pooular. Â I Â applaud Â your Â imagination Â and Â desire Â to Â create Â the Â most-Âread Â section Â of Â El Â Batidor. Â Your Â sectionâ€™s Â in-Âdepth Â perspec-Â tives Â on Â â€œWhatâ€™s Â Hot Â and Â Whatâ€™s Â Not,â€? Â the Â best-Âdressed Â people Â on Â campus, Â and Â the Â general Â gossip Â of Â Cate Â School Â and Â the Â world Â are Â extremely Â informative Â and Â somewhat Â fascinating Â to Â readâ€Śexcept, Â maybe Â not Â so Â much? Â Â Here Â at Â Features Â and Â News, Â we Â have Â observed Â your Â section Â being Â read Â voraciously Â over Â the Â past Â several Â issues. Â We Â can Â attribute Â the Â appeal Â to Â the Â â€œgos-Â sipyâ€? Â type Â of Â content Â you Â provide. Â You Â provide Â quasi-Âessential Â gossip, Â hots Â and Â nots, Â and Â related Â subjects Â to Â our Â readers. Â This Â mirrors Â successful Â tabloids Â such Â as Â E! Â and Â Us Â Weekly. Â But, Â sadly, Â except Â for Â the Â small Â cross Â section Â of Â our Â student Â body Â that Â aspires Â to Â be Â on Â the Â Kardashiansâ€™ Â show, Â your Â articles Â and Â content Â have Â very Â little Â informational Â value. Â At Â Features Â and Â News, Â we Â try Â to Â provide Â noteworthy Â and Â stimulating Â content Â in Â a Â curious Â and Â thought-Âprovoking Â way. Â We Â at Â Features Â and Â News Â feel Â WKDWLWLVQRZ\RXUWLPHWRVWHSRXWRIWKHOLPHOLJKW*LYHXS\RXUĂ€HHWLQJÂżIWHHQ minutes Â of Â fame. Â Â No Â more Â gossipy Â headlines Â dragging Â poor, Â unsuspecting Â vic-Â tims Â through Â the Â mud. Â Features Â and Â News Â is Â taking Â back Â our Â readers Â by Â provid-Â ing Â meaningful Â and Â thought-Âprovoking Â content. Â Thatâ€™s Â right, Â weâ€™re Â looking Â for Â a Â WRHWRWRHÂżJKWIRUUHDGHUV([SHFWQRWKLQJOHVV/RRNRXW(O3KDW)HDWXUHVDQG News Â is Â the Â new Â king Â of Â the Â sandbox.
Trimesters Monica Â Wang Â â€˜14 Â Did Â you Â enjoy Â the Â semester Â break Â at Â the Â end Â of Â January? Â Well, Â guess Â what? Â That Â was Â the Â last Â semester Â break Â in Â Cate Â historyâ€”next Â year, Â trimesters Â will Â take Â the Â place Â of Â semesters! Â To Â clear Â up Â any Â confusion Â about Â trimesters, Â El Â Batidor Â had Â a Â brief Â chat Â with Â Mrs. Â Holmes Â about Â the Â changes Â that Â trimesters Â will Â bring Â next Â year. Â First Â of Â all, Â instead Â of Â two Â blocks Â of Â school Â being Â divided Â by Â the Â semes-Â ter Â break, Â trimesters Â will Â separate Â the Â year Â into Â three Â portions: Â one Â ends Â with Â the Â Thanksgiving Â holiday Â in Â November, Â another Â with Â spring Â break Â in Â March, Â and Â the Â last Â with Â summer Â vacation. Â Trimesters Â will Â bring Â changes Â in Â courses Â along Â with Â them Â as Â well, Â especially Â for Â this Â yearâ€™s Â freshmen Â and Â juniors. Â Sophomore Â world Â history Â will Â be Â split Â into Â European Â history, Â Asian Â history, Â and Â African Â history Â in Â each Â of Â the Â three Â trimesters Â in Â order Â to Â enrich Â the Â course. Â In Â addition, Â senior Â electives Â will Â be Â available Â for Â next Â yearâ€™s Â seniors Â in Â two Â of Â the Â three Â trimesters Â in Â place Â of Â a Â single Â semester, Â so Â more Â senior Â electives Â in Â English, Â history, Â and Â science Â will Â be Â designed, Â allowing Â seniors Â to Â have Â a Â larger Â variety Â of Â choices Â for Â WKHLUHOHFWLYHV7KHUHZLOOQRWEHDQ\FKDQJHVUHJDUGLQJWKHÂżQDOH[DPDQGLW ZLOOUHPDLQWKHRQO\RIÂżFLDOWHVWLQJSHULRGRIWKHVFKRRO\HDU8QIRUWXQDWHO\VH-Â mester Â break Â will Â be Â canceled Â due Â to Â trimesters, Â but Â the Â school Â may Â be Â thinking Â RIDORQJZHHNHQGEUHDNLQ)HEUXDU\IRUWULSVVXFKDV/RV1LxRVWRWDNHSODFH Other Â than Â semester Â break, Â however, Â no Â other Â changes Â in Â holidays Â and Â breaks Â have Â been Â planned Â for Â next Â year. Â El Â Batidor Â questioned Â the Â purpose Â of Â implementing Â trimesters, Â and Â Mrs. Â Holmes Â explained Â the Â advantages Â that Â trimesters Â will Â bring Â to Â the Â students. Â In Â WKHÂżUVWSODFHWULPHVWHUVGLYLGHWKHWLPHPRUHHTXDOO\DQGDOORZPRUHFRQWL-Â nuity Â in Â the Â school Â year. Â As Â Cate Â has Â three Â sport Â seasons Â throughout Â the Â year, Â WULPHVWHUVÂżWEHWWHUZLWKDWKOHWLFVWRR$FDGHPLFDOO\VSHDNLQJWULPHVWHUVJLYH teachers Â the Â chance Â to Â explore Â more Â courses Â in-Âdepth Â and Â permit Â more Â courses Â WREHFUHDWHGLQWKHVFKRROVSHFLÂżFDOO\VHQLRUHOHFWLYHV)XUWKHUPRUHWULPHVWHUV ZLOOEHQHÂżWWKHFROOHJHDSSOLFDWLRQSURFHVVIRUVHQLRUVÂ˛LQVWHDGRIVHQGLQJÂżUVW semester Â grades Â to Â colleges Â by Â semester Â break, Â which Â is Â often Â considered Â late Â by Â FROOHJHVVWXGHQWVZLOOEHDEOHWRVXEPLWÂżUVWWULPHVWHUJUDGHVE\7KDQNVJLYLQJ allowing Â college Â admissions Â committees Â more Â time Â to Â review Â student Â applica-Â tions. Â Now Â that Â you Â know Â more Â about Â trimesters, Â are Â you Â looking Â forward Â to Â them Â next Â year?
Sincerely, Adam Â Werksman Â â€˜12
Section Â Head-Â-ÂFeatures Â and Â News
Currently speaking Adam Â Werksman Â â€˜12 Â It Â would Â probably Â be Â pretty Â foolish Â to Â assume Â that Â the Â vast Â majority, Â or, Â for Â that Â matter, Â a Â large Â minority Â of Â the Â Cate Â community Â reads Â the Â newspaper, Â surfs Â the Â online Â news Â sites, Â or Â watches Â the Â news Â every Â day. Â As Â students, Â we Â have Â PDQ\WKLQJVWRGRDQGLWLVYHU\KDUGWRÂżQGWLPHWRVWUROOWRWKHOLEUDU\WRUHDG the Â newspaper Â or Â to Â get Â online Â and Â read Â news Â there. Â So Â for Â all Â of Â you Â who Â donâ€™t Â read, Â listen, Â or Â watch Â the Â news, Â here Â is Â an Â update Â on Â what Â is Â going Â on Â in Â the Â country Â and Â the Â world. Â ,Q WKH 8QLWHG 6WDWHV WKH *23ÂśV SUHVLGHQWLDO QRPLQDWLRQ UDFH LV JHW-Â WLQJYHU\LQWHUHVWLQJ6LQFHWKHODVWLVVXHRI(O%DWZDVSXEOLVKHG5LFN3HUU\ Jon Â Huntsman, Â and Â Michele Â Bachmann Â have Â all Â dropped Â out. Â That Â leaves Â Mitt Â 5RPQH\1HZW*LQJULFK5LFN6DQWRUXPDQG5RQ3DXOVWLOOLQWKHUDFHIRUWKH nomination. Â Most Â polls Â have Â Romney Â ahead Â of Â Gingrich, Â which Â became Â reality Â in Â the Â Nevada Â caucus Â when Â Romney Â garnered Â 50.1% Â of Â the Â vote. Â Beyond Â the Â *23UDFH3UHVLGHQW2EDPDKDVDVNHG&RQJUHVVWRUDLVHWKHGHEWFHLOLQJDQRWKHU $1.1 Â trillion Â as Â part Â of Â a Â deal Â made Â last Â summer Â over Â the Â debt Â crisis. Â ,Q ZRUOG QHZV 6HFUHWDU\ RI 'HIHQVH /HRQ 3DQHWWD KDV DFFLGHQWDOO\ UHYHDOHGWKDWWKH8QLWHG6WDWHVSODQVWRZLWKGUDZDOOFRPEDWWURRSVIURP$I-Â ghanistan Â by Â the Â end Â of Â 2013. Â Iran Â has Â also Â been Â making Â headlines Â recently Â for Â bold Â statements Â about Â closing Â the Â Suez Â Canal Â to Â any Â ships Â from Â other Â nations. Â 7KH8QLWHG6WDWHVUHVSRQGHGWRWKLVE\VHQGLQJQRWRQHEXWWZRDLUFUDIWFDUULHU strike Â groups Â to Â a Â location Â off Â the Â coast Â of Â Iran. Â Iran Â did Â nothing Â in Â retaliation. Â 7KLVPLJKWEHDFDVHRIWKHFODVVLFÂłDOOVPRNHQRĂ€DPHÂ´VFHQDULR2QDQRWKHU note, Â continuing Â protests Â in Â Syria Â and Â a Â government Â crackdown Â there Â have Â elic-Â LWHGDUHVSRQVHIURPWKH81DOWKRXJKQRRIÂżFLDODFWLRQKDVEHHQWDNHQDJDLQVW the Â Syrian Â government. Â Â That Â should Â bring Â you Â up Â to Â speed Â with Â the Â big Â ideas Â of Â the Â last Â few Â weeks. Â Hopefully Â one Â of Â these Â topics Â interested Â you Â enough Â to Â read Â the Â newspa-Â per Â or Â surf Â online.
senate 's spiel Tim Â Annick Â â€˜12 ,WÂśVRIÂżFLDO\RXUVHQLRU&DELQHWPHPEHUVDUHVHFRQGVHPHVWHUVHQLRUV*XHVV what Â that Â means? Â No, Â we Â wonâ€™t Â be Â slacking Â off. Â In Â fact, Â no Â college Â applications Â equals Â more Â time Â to Â serve Â you! Â Second Â semester Â also Â means Â a Â new Â Senate. Â Elections Â will Â have Â hap-Â pened Â by Â the Â time Â you Â read Â this, Â and Â with Â a Â new Â Senate Â comesâ€Ś Â more Â bills? Â We Â hope Â so. Â If Â you Â are Â the Â head Â of Â a Â club, Â part Â of Â a Â club, Â or Â want Â to Â start Â a Â club, Â Sen-Â ate Â is Â at Â your Â disposal. Â Recently, Â we Â have Â passed Â 3 Â bills. Â In Â total, Â we Â have Â spent Â DWRWDORIRIRXUEXGJHWIRUWKRVHRI\RXQRWLQ$36WDW 'LGDOO the Â clubs Â on Â campus Â forget Â about Â the Â Senate? Â In Â other Â news, Â there Â have Â been Â more Â house Â competitions. Â Shout-Âouts Â to Â all Â of Â the Â lovely Â members Â of Â the Â Cate Â community Â who Â took Â the Â plunge Â and Â got Â up Â on Â stage! Â Coming Â Soon: Â more Â assembly Â house Â competitions. Â And, Â please, Â remember Â that Â Senate Â actually Â exists Â for Â all Â of Â you. Â We Â ZDQWWRJUDQW\RXPRQH\&RPHYLVLWXVVRPHWLPH7KH-RKQVRQ/LEUDU\LVERU-Â ing Â without Â Wi-ÂFi.
Features Ciao Tutti : PART 4
Blind Date: Po Maola
Antonia Â Behrman Â â€˜12
Adam Â Werksman Â â€˜12
Â Ciao Â ragazzi! Â First Â off, Â here Â are Â some Â quick Â updates Â on Â my Â life Â in Â Italia. Â A Â large Â part Â of Â School Â Year Â Abroad Â Italy Â is Â independent Â travel. Â Students Â can Â take Â weekend Â trips Â to Â anywhere Â in Â Italy Â or Â Europe Â as Â long Â as Â they Â can Â make Â it Â back Â for Â class Â Monday Â morning. Â Independent Â traveling Â is Â our Â equivalent Â of Â taking Â a Â weekend Â back Â at Â Cate. Â In Â December Â we Â had Â four Â days Â off Â over Â the Â Immaculate Â Conception Â (even Â though Â I Â am Â at Â an Â American Â school, Â since Â we Â are Â in Â Italy Â we Â KDYHDOORIWKH&DWKROLFKROLGD\VRII 2YHUWKDWZHHNHQG,WUDYHOHGZLWKRQHRI my Â friends Â to Â Vienna! Â We Â went Â to Â see Â the Â Christmas Â Markets, Â which Â are Â in Â most Â Eastern Â European Â countries Â in Â December. Â The Â markets Â were Â amazing Â and Â Vienna Â was Â without Â a Â doubt Â the Â most Â majestic Â city Â I Â had Â ever Â been Â to. Â Other Â popular Â places Â WRWUDYHODPRQJWKHVWXGHQWVLQFOXGH5RPH0LODQ)ORUHQFHDQG3DULV,VSHQWLO natale Â in Â the Â south Â of Â Italy Â with Â my Â real Â family Â from Â the Â region Â of Â Campagnia. Â We Â KDGDWUDGLWLRQDO,WDOLDQ&KULVWPDVZLWKDERXWGLIIHUHQWÂżVKGLVKHVRQ&KULVWPDV Eve. Â My Â little Â cousin Â Gianvitto Â even Â placed Â il Â gesu Â in Â the Â manger Â at Â midnight. Â My Â cousins Â also Â write Â an Â annual Â â€œChristmas Â song,â€? Â detailing Â what Â has Â happened Â in Â that Â year. Â They Â sing Â it Â together Â on Â Christmas Â Eve. Â However, Â it Â is Â written Â in Â the Â dialect Â RIWKHLUVPDOOWRZQDQGZDVWKHUHIRUHYHU\GLIÂżFXOWIRUPHWRXQGHUVWDQG Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
3DROD5LRV0R%DWDO$URPDQWLFOXQFK3LFWXUHSHUIHFWULJKW"(O%DWWKLQNV so. Â Thatâ€™s Â why Â we Â recently Â sent Â these Â two Â lovely Â sophomores Â on Â a Â blind Â date Â with Â each Â other. Â The Â location? Â The Â charming Â and Â delectable Â Siam Â Elephant Â res-Â taurant Â in Â downtown Â Carpinteria. Â The Â date Â began Â with Â a Â chance Â run-Âin Â at Â the Â VLJQRXWERRN3DRODZDVSHVWHULQJ)HUQDQGRLQWRWHOOLQJKHUZKRH[DFWO\KHU P\VWHU\GDWHZDVZKHQ3DRODUHDOL]HGWKDW0RKDSSHQHGWREHVWDQGLQJULJKW behind Â Fernando. Â Mo Â also Â realized Â this, Â and Â when Â asked Â how Â he Â felt Â when Â he Â IRXQGRXW3DRODZDVKLVGDWHKHUHSOLHGÂł,ZDVSUHWW\LQGLIIHUHQWÂ´$IWHUWDN-Â ing Â the Â â€œdeluxeâ€? Â Cate Â bus Â down Â into Â Carpinteria, Â the Â burgeoning Â couple Â walked Â GRZQ/LQGHQWR6LDP(OHSKDQW6HDWHGDWDSULPHWDEOHRQWKHSDWLRWKHFRXSOH was Â in Â plain Â view Â of Â El Â Batâ€™s Â paparazzi. Â The Â paparazzi, Â Mo Â said, Â quickly Â made Â him Â feel Â â€œawkwardâ€? Â and Â out Â of Â place. Â Â The Â conversation Â started Â off Â with Â a Â brief Â catch-Âup Â session, Â since Â the Â two Â do Â not Â have Â any Â classes Â together Â this Â year. Â They Â made Â casual Â chit-Âchat, Â focusing Â on Â the Â â€œrather Â annoyingâ€? Â freshmen Â and Â making Â IXQRI)HUQDQGR3DRODWUDQVLWLRQHGLQWRDFRQYHUVDWLRQWKDWGHOYHGDELWPRUH deeply, Â asking Â Mo Â what Â he Â thought Â about Â the Â seniors Â leaving Â in Â a Â few Â months. Â The Â couple Â unanimously Â agreed Â that Â it Â is Â going Â to Â be Â very Â sad Â when Â the Â seniors Â go Â on Â to Â bigger Â and Â better Â things. Â The Â dialogue Â continued Â over Â the Â food. Â Nei-Â WKHUFDQUHPHPEHUZKDWWKH\DWHRQO\ÂłWKDWLWZDVYHU\VSLF\Â´3DRODPDGH0R do Â the Â majority Â of Â the Â talking, Â drawing Â out Â answers Â about Â subjects Â such Â as Â his Â VXPPHUDQGKLVVLEOLQJV0RZDVQRWYHU\ORTXDFLRXVFRPPHQWLQJRQ3DRODÂśV questions Â and Â making Â fun Â of Â her Â for Â being Â a Â vegetarian. Â The Â date Â concluded Â with Â a Â jolly Â stroll Â back Â to Â the Â bus, Â where Â they Â parted Â ways. Â El Â Batâ€™s Â informants Â have Â not Â seen Â them Â together Â since.
Â SYA Â Italy Â likes Â to Â boast Â that Â we Â spend Â forty Â of Â our Â academic Â days Â travel-Â ing, Â so Â when Â you Â are Â reading Â this Â article, Â I Â will Â be Â in Â Sicilia Â on Â one Â of Â those Â school Â WULSV:HDUHYLVLWLQJ3DOHUPR&DWDQLD$FLWUH]]D6\UDFXVH7DRUPLQD$JULJHQWR Segesta, Â Selinunte, Â Cefalu, Â Bagheria, Â and Â Monreale. Â We Â are Â even Â taking Â a Â boat Â from Â Napoli Â to Â Sicilia! Â Due Â to Â the Â unfortunate Â health Â circumstances Â of Â my Â original Â host Â grandfa-Â ther, Â I Â have Â moved Â families. Â I Â now Â live Â in Â a Â mountaintop Â villa Â in Â Bagnaia, Â a Â paesino Â ÂżIWHHQPLQXWHVIURP9LWHUERÂśVFLW\FHQWHU,KDYHDfratellino, Â Andrea, Â who Â is Â the Â cutest Â little Â boy Â in Â the Â world Â and Â just Â turned Â four. Â I Â also Â live Â with Â a Â host Â mother Â and Â IDWKHUDQGDWUDGLWLRQDO,WDOLDQJUDQGPRWKHU0\QHZIDPLO\FRPHVIURP3XJOLD the Â heel Â of Â the Â boot Â of Â Italy, Â a Â region Â famous Â for Â its Â beautiful Â beaches Â and Â delicious Â IRRG(YHQWKRXJKDOOIRRGLQ,WDO\LVJRRG3XJOLDÂśVLVVXSSRVHGWREHHVSHFLDOO\ DPD]LQJ
Â Since Â it Â is Â il Â giorno Â di Â Santo Â Valentino Â and Â Italy Â is, Â in Â the Â minds Â of Â many, Â thought Â of Â as Â il Â paese Â dellâ€™amore, Â I Â wanted Â to Â tell Â all Â of Â you Â back Â in Â America Â a Â little Â about Â what Â the Â holiday Â is Â like Â here. Â In Â the Â olden Â days, Â betrothed Â couples Â used Â to Â announce Â their Â engagement Â on Â Valentineâ€™s Â Day. Â Another Â long-Âpracticed Â tradition Â KDGXQPDUULHGZRPHQZDNHEHIRUHVXQULVH,WZDVEHOLHYHGWKDWWKHÂżUVWPDQDQ unmarried Â woman Â saw Â that Â morning Â would Â marry Â her Â within Â that Â year. Â Valentineâ€™s Â Day Â used Â to Â be Â a Â spring Â festival Â in Â Italy, Â and Â young Â couples Â would Â stroll Â through Â gardens Â listening Â to Â music Â and Â poetry. Â In Â Verona Â today, Â there Â is Â a Â huge Â â€œFestival Â of Â /RYHÂ´WKHZHHNRI9DOHQWLQHÂśV'D\DQGWKHVWUHHWVDUHGHFRUDWHGZLWKKHDUWV+RZ-Â ever, Â the Â holiday Â is Â not Â celebrated Â in Â this Â manner Â frequently Â anymore. Â Nowadays, Â Valentineâ€™s Â Day Â is Â often Â thought Â of Â as Â a Â holiday Â carried Â over Â from Â America, Â and Â it Â LVFHOHEUDWHGLQDVLPLODUZD\&RXSOHVH[FKDQJHFDQG\DQGĂ€RZHUVDQGGDWHQLJKW involves Â a Â pizzeria Â in Â the Â local Â piazza. Â For Â Valentineâ€™s Â Day Â I Â also Â wanted Â to Â share Â with Â you Â guys Â a Â few Â Italian Â love Â songs. Â Here Â are Â some Â of Â the Â most Â popular Â ones Â right Â now: Â Â 1. Â Inevitabile-Â Â Giorgia Â and Â Eros Â Ramazzotti (Âś/Âś$PRUH&KH&RQWD*LRUJLD Â 3. Â Salvami-Â Â Moda /D'LIIHUHQ]D7UD0HH7H7L]LDQR)HUUR Donâ€™t Â forget Â to Â check Â out Â my Â blog Â http://salutiditalia.blogspot.com. Â Arrivederci!
Features Speed Date: Emily Lucsamppsman Francesca Â Keller-ÂSarmiento Â â€˜13 â€œThe Â Speed Â Date: Â Emily, Â Justin, Â Tobias, Â Adam, Â Reg-Â gie, Â andâ€”whereâ€™s Â Willem?â€?
On Â Sunday Â January Â 22nd, Â the Â famous Â El Â Bat Â Speed Â Date Â took Â place. Â The Â contestants Â were Â supposed Â to Â PHHWDWQRRQLQ&UXVKFDNHVWKHXQRIÂżFLDOVSRQVRURI the Â El Â Bat Â Speed Â Date, Â where Â Â Emily Â Nguyen Â was Â the Â EHDXWLIXOEDFKHORUHWWHWKDWFKRRVLQJIURPÂżYHVWULN-Â ingly Â handsome Â contestants: Â Tobias, Â Adam, Â Justin, Â 5HJJLHDQG:LOOHP7KHVSHHGGDWHFRQVLVWVRIÂżYH ten-Âminute Â dates, Â where Â the Â bachelorette Â asks Â ques-Â WLRQVDQGDWWHPSWVWRÂżQGDVXLWDEOHPDWFK6DGO\RQH of Â the Â contestants Â was Â a Â no Â show: Â sorry Â Willem, Â your Â loss!
-XVWLQ /XFFKHVL Âś FRPHV LQ ZLWK KLV HQWRXUDJH which Â consists Â of Â Spencer Â Shapiro Â and Â Justin Â Kim. Â Justin Â sits Â down Â with Â Emily Â and Â greets Â her. Â Of Â course, Â his Â entourage Â isnâ€™t Â very Â far Â (i.e. Â the Â table Â next Â WRWKHP DQGWKH\FRQVWDQWO\JLYHDGYLFH Justin: Â Are Â you Â into Â goofy Â or Â geeky? Emily: Â I Â think Â it Â has Â to Â be Â a Â mixture Â of Â both E: Â Howâ€™s Â Envi Â Sci Â going? Â Â J: Â Good. E: Â So, Â if Â we Â were Â on Â an Â actual Â date, Â what Â would Â we Â do? J: Â We Â could Â go Â to Â the Â beach. Â It Â depends. Â What Â would Â your Â perfect Â date Â be? E: Â Maybe Â a Â movie Â in Â the Â theatre. J: Â Where Â would Â you Â want Â to Â go Â to Â dinner? E: Â Where Â would Â you Â want Â to Â go Â to Â dinner? J: Â I Â donâ€™t Â know Â a Â lot Â of Â places, Â but Â whatâ€™s Â a Â sushi Â place Â in Â SB? E: Â Arigato. E: Â If Â it Â were Â our Â one-Âyear Â anniversary Â what Â would Â we Â do? -XVWLQÂśVHQWRXUDJHVXJJHVWVÂłEDELHVÂ´DQGODXJKV
-'LQQHUDQGMHZHOU\EHDFKVXQVHW'HÂżQLWHO\QRW babiesâ€Ś Â What Â would Â you Â want Â it Â to Â be Â like? E: Â I Â would Â want Â it Â to Â be Â super Â nice. Â Any Â last Â words Â before Â you Â leave? J: Â Do Â you Â have Â a Â sewing Â kit? E: Â No. J: Â Because Â Iâ€™m Â ripped. Classy Â way Â to Â end Â a Â date. Â After Â asking Â Justin Â how Â the Â GDWHZHQWKHUHĂ€HFWHGÂł,GRQÂśWNQRZLIVKHOLNHGWKH entourage, Â they Â were Â pretty Â talkative.â€?
$V7RELDV6WXPSSÂś FRPHVLQWR&UXVKFDNHVKH looks Â nervousâ€”completely Â understandable Â consid-Â ering Â he Â doesnâ€™t Â really Â know Â what Â to Â expect. Â He Â sits Â down Â across Â from Â Emily Â and Â stares Â at Â her;Íž Â she Â breaks Â WKHVLOHQFHDQGJUHHWVKLP
Emily: Â Hello. Tobias: Â Hello. E: Â How Â has Â your Â time Â been Â here Â in Â America Â so Â far? T: Â Very Â nice. E: Â Has Â any Â girl Â caught Â your Â eye? T: Â I Â donâ€™t Â know. E: Â If Â we Â were Â to Â go Â on Â a Â real Â date, Â what Â would Â we Â do? T: Â Maybe Â we Â would Â go Â eat Â something. E: Â Â What Â would Â you Â do Â for Â our Â one-Âyear Â anniversary? T: Â Maybe Â invite Â you Â to Â a Â nice Â dinner. E: Â Would Â I Â ever Â meet Â your Â parents? T: Â Yeah Â of Â course, Â but Â we Â wouldâ€™ve Â done Â that Â before Â that. E: Â Do Â you Â have Â any Â siblings? T: Â Yeah, Â one Â little Â sister. Â She Â goes Â to Â my Â school Â in Â Germany. E: Â Would Â your Â parents Â approve Â of Â our Â relationship? T: Â Yeah. E: Â Have Â you Â had Â any Â previous Â girlfriends? T: Â Yeah, Â but Â theyâ€™re Â back Â in Â Germany. Â A Â long Â time Â ago. E: Â Would Â you Â prefer Â to Â drive Â a Â motorcycle Â or Â a Â car? T: Â Car. Â E: Â Whatâ€™s Â your Â favorite Â food? T: Â CrĂŞpes. E: Â How Â many Â kids Â do Â you Â want? T: Â Two Â or Â three. (,QDQ\SDUWLFXODUUDWLR"/LNHKRZPDQ\JLUOVDQG how Â many Â boys? T: Â No, Â I Â have Â no Â clue. E: Â Do Â you Â like Â any Â names? Â T: Â No, Â no. Â I Â donâ€™t Â know. E: Â Where Â would Â you Â like Â to Â live? T: Â Maybe Â not Â in Â Germany, Â Asia Â maybeâ€”or Â America. E: Â Do Â you Â want Â to Â travel? Â Where? T: Â I Â am Â very Â interested Â in Â the Â Asian Â countries: Â Thai-Â land, Â Indonesia, Â etc. E: Â Do Â you Â have Â any Â last Â words? T: Â Yeah, Â this Â was Â nice.
Features El Â Bat: Â How Â do Â you Â think Â the Â date Â went? T: Â Good, Â yeah. EB: Â Any Â comments Â on Â your Â date Â with Â Emily? 7<HDKLWZDVP\Â¿UVWVSHHGGDWHDQGLWZDVLQWHU-Â esting. Â I Â have Â never Â done Â something Â like Â that Â before. Adam
(PLO\)LUVWTXHVWLRQRQDUHDOÂ¿UVWGDWHZKDWZRXOG we Â do? Adam: Â My Â city, Â or-Â-Â E: Â Well, Â at Â Cate Â School. A: Â I Â guess Â we Â would Â go Â to Â Santa Â Barbara. Â I Â would Â hire Â a Â day Â student, Â Greg Â or Â Austin, Â to Â take Â us Â there. E: Â At Â what Â time Â would Â we Â go? Â Six? A: Â No. Â Seven. E: Â But Â how Â would Â we Â get Â special Â permission? A: Â Wendy Â MacMurray Â and Â I Â are Â tight. E: Â What Â would Â we Â do Â for Â our Â one-Âyear Â anniversary? A: Â I Â would Â get Â help Â from Â your Â best Â friend, Â but Â I Â havenâ€™t Â planned Â so Â far Â ahead. E: Â Wait. Â So Â you Â donâ€™t Â think Â we Â have Â a Â future? $:HGHÂ¿QLWHO\KDYHDIXWXUHEXW,ZRXOGSODQLWVL[ months Â before. E: Â So Â then Â what Â would Â we Â do Â for Â our Â six-Âmonth Â an-Â niversary? Â $:HZRXOGWDNHDZHHNHQGJRWRD/$Â²DFRQFHUW maybe. E: Â How Â would Â we Â get Â there? A: Â I Â would Â hire Â a Â day Â student. E: Â How Â many Â kids Â do Â you Â want? A: Â I Â have Â no Â idea;Í¾ Â I Â am Â thinking Â about Â getting Â into Â college Â right Â now. Â How Â many Â kids Â would Â you Â want? E: Â Five. Â Would Â your Â parents Â approve Â of Â our Â relation-Â ship? A: Â Yeah. Â Would Â yours? E: Â I Â donâ€™t Â need Â their Â approval. A: Â I Â like Â that. (:KDW ZDV \RXU Â¿UVW LPSUHVVLRQ RI PH IUHVKPDQ year? A: Â You Â were Â hanging Â out Â with Â Annie, Â I Â think. Â I Â liked Â both Â of Â you Â at Â some Â point, Â but Â now Â everything Â is Â dif-Â ferent. E: Â Are Â you Â ok Â with Â not Â living Â in Â Vegas Â eventually? A: Â Yeah. E: Â Do Â you Â have Â any Â ideal Â place Â you Â would Â like Â to Â live Â in? A: Â Somewhere Â we Â could Â see Â the Â ocean. E: Â Is Â it Â ok Â if Â we Â have Â a Â house Â in Â the Â South Â of Â France? A: Â Yeah, Â you Â can Â have Â everything Â you Â want.
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E: Â Should Â I Â be Â worried Â that Â that Â romance Â is Â going Â to Â rekindle? 51R'HÂ¿QLWHO\QRW R: Â But Â what Â about Â you? Â Do Â you Â have Â any Â boyfriends Â I Â should Â worry Â about? E: Â No, Â no. R: Â Come Â onâ€¦ E: Â No, Â really. E: Â What Â would Â your Â ideal Â holiday Â vacation Â be? El Â Bat: Â How Â do Â you Â think Â the Â date Â went? 5*RLQJGRZQWR6W/XFLD A: Â Excellent. E: Â Would Â you Â invite Â your Â family? )HUQDQGRLQWKHEDFNJURXQG 7KDWZDVVXFKTXRW-Â R: Â Yeahâ€¦ Â if Â youâ€™d Â want Â me Â to. able Â material! E: Â What Â makes Â you Â better Â than Â all Â the Â other Â candi-Â Adam: Â I Â donâ€™t Â speak Â anything Â but Â quotes. dates? 5:HOO-XVWLQ/XFFKHVVL,Â¶PSUHWW\VXUHKHÂ¶VFUD]\ Finally, Â the Â last Â date Â of Â the Â day: Â Reggie Â Sampson Â ÂµFDXVHKLVQDPHÂ¶V/XFFKHVVL Adam Â is Â too Â serious. Â Tobias, Â well, Â heâ€™s Â cool, Â but Â you Â have Â Reggie. Â so... E: Â Any Â last Â words? Â They Â better Â be Â goodâ€¦ 5 VLQJLQJ 0\ QDPHLV 5HJJLH , HDWP\ YHJJLHV and Â if Â you Â get Â with Â me Â youâ€™d Â have Â everything. So, Â Emily, Â how Â did Â your Â dates Â go? (17KH\ZHQWUHDOO\TXLFNO\DWÂ¿UVWEHFDXVHLWZDV only Â six Â minutes. Â But, Â I Â really Â feel Â like Â I Â got Â to Â know Â WKHP , GHÂ¿QLWHO\ VHH SRWHQWLDO LQ DOO RI WKHP EXW WKHUHZHUHGHÂ¿QLWHO\VRPHLVVXHVWKDWFDPHXSZLWK some. Â I Â am Â worried Â that Â if Â I Â continued Â with Â Justin Â /XFFKHVVLKLVHQWRXUDJHZRXOGDOZD\VEHLQWKHSLF-Â ture Â and Â I Â would Â never Â get Â any Â alone Â time.
Â¶ WKHIDVKLRQDEOHIUHVKPDQ E: Â Hey. Â So, Â hi...Thanks Â for Â comingâ€¦ Reggie: Â Hi. (:KDWZRXOGZHGRRQDUHDOÂ¿UVWGDWH" R: Â Well, Â we Â would Â go Â to Â Rodeo Â Drive. Â We Â would Â ZDON LQWR 3UDGD \RX ZRXOG SLFN VRPHWKLQJ DQG , would Â buy Â it Â for Â you. Â And Â then Â weâ€™d Â go Â to Â Arigatoâ€” you Â like Â sushi, Â right? E: Â But Â who Â would Â drive Â us? R: Â My Â sister. E: Â Itâ€™s Â our Â one-Âyear Â anniversary. Â What Â would Â we Â do? R: Â Weâ€™d Â have Â a Â crazy Â surprise Â birthday Â party. Â Weâ€™d Â JRWR/DV9HJDV$QGJRKLWVRPHQLJKWFOXEV,KDYH ins Â with Â club Â owners. E: Â How Â many Â kids Â do Â you Â want? R: Â Four. (,QDQ\VSHFLÂ¿FUDWLR" 53UREDEO\WZRER\VDQGWZRJLUOV E: Â Would Â your Â parents Â approve Â of Â our Â relationship? R: Â Of Â course Â they Â would. E: Â Even Â if Â you Â were Â dating Â an Â older Â woman? R: Â Theyâ€™re Â cool, Â I Â guess;Í¾ Â Iâ€™ve Â done Â it Â before. E: Â So, Â you Â have Â a Â lot Â of Â experience? R: Â Well, Â my Â last Â girlfriend Â lived Â in Â Hawaii. Â E: Â So, Â I Â would Â just Â be Â a Â rebound? R: Â No! Â We Â always Â knew Â that Â relationship Â was Â going Â to Â come Â to Â an Â end.
How Â about Â the Â other Â candidates? :HOO , OLNHG$GDPÂ¶V FRQÂ¿GHQFH EXW , DP QRW VXUH I Â want Â to Â enslave Â other Â Cate Â students. Â I Â really Â like Â Tobiasâ€™ Â foreign Â accent Â and Â how Â he Â has Â experienced Â a Â lot Â of Â the Â world. Â But Â I Â know Â that Â heâ€™s Â going Â to Â go Â back Â to Â Germany Â in Â a Â while, Â so Â I Â donâ€™t Â want Â to Â get Â too Â attached. Â And Â then Â Reggie, Â heâ€™s Â quite Â a Â catch, Â but Â I Â am Â not Â sure Â he Â is Â completely Â over Â his Â ex-Âgirlfriend Â in Â Hawaii. Â Have Â you Â made Â up Â your Â mind Â of Â whom Â youâ€™re Â going Â to Â choose? I Â want Â to Â see Â what Â happens, Â to Â see Â if Â any Â of Â them Â put Â any Â effort Â to Â continue. Â I Â wouldnâ€™t Â turn Â them Â down. Â If Â Justin Â or Â Reggie Â put Â any Â effort Â into Â resolving Â the Â LVVXHVRIWKHLUHQWRXUDJHDQGH[JLUOIULHQG,Â¶GGHÂ¿-Â nitely Â consider Â going Â on Â a Â second Â date.
Features Cate School Love Survey
an interview with Cece
Rachel Â Pak Â â€˜14 Â and Â Danielle Â Hanks Â â€˜13
Meghan Â Killea Â â€˜13
Â Itâ€™s Â that Â time Â of Â year Â again! Â Itâ€™s Â time Â for Â couples Â to Â cuddle Â up Â and Â watch Â romantic Â movies, Â for Â single Â guys Â and Â gals Â to Â seek Â out Â new Â companions, Â and Â for Â some Â of Â us Â to Â mope Â on Â the Â couch Â and Â watch Â Lifetime Â while Â VFDUÂżQJGRZQDEXFNHWRILFHFUHDP:KHWKHU\RXÂśUHVHDUFKLQJWDNHQRUVNHSWLFDODERXWORYH)HEUXDU\WK is Â a Â day Â out Â of Â the Â ordinary. Â Cupid Â goes Â on Â the Â hunt Â with Â his Â infamous Â arrows, Â and Â who Â knows Â what Â could Â happen Â this Â Valentineâ€™s Â Day? Â Maybe Â youâ€™ll Â be Â struck Â by Â his Â lucky Â lance Â of Â love Â â€“ Â or Â maybe Â you Â already Â have Â been, Â and Â youâ€™re Â just Â hoping Â that Â special Â someone Â feels Â the Â same Â way. Â Do Â you Â have Â a Â sweetheart? Â Want Â a Â VZHHWKHDUW"%RXJKWDER[RIWKHPGRZQDW&96":HSROOHG&DWHVWXGHQWVWRÂżQGRXWMXVWKRZPXFKORYH is Â in Â the Â air Â this Â winter.
Â This Â weekend, Â Cece Â Schwennsen Â took Â some Â time Â away Â from Â grades Â and Â comments Â to Â answer Â some Â burning Â questions. Q: Â How Â long Â have Â you Â been Â teaching? CC: Â Twenty-Âthree Â years.
Q: Â Where Â did Â you Â go Â to Â high Â school? CC: Â Dubuque, Â Iowa. Â I Â learned Â how Â to Â spell Â the Â townâ€™s Â name Â before Â I Â could Â spell Â my Â last Â name. Â Our Â mascot Â Have Â you Â ever Â been Â in Â love? Â 7KHVOLPPDMRULW\RI&DWHVWXGHQWVDERXWKDYHEHHQLQORYHEHIRUHZKLOHKDYHRQO\KDGĂ€LJKW\ was Â actually Â a Â ram. Â crushes Â brought Â on Â by Â Cupidâ€™s Â arrow. Â However, Â a Â good Â 29.3% Â have Â never Â been Â hit Â by Â the Â blind Â marksman. Q: Â What Â are Â the Â biggest Â differences Â between Â your Â Â high Â school Â experience Â and Â the Â experience Â of Â Cate Â Do Â you Â have Â a Â Valentine Â this Â year? Â /HWÂśVMXVWVD\WKDW9DOHQWLQHÂśV'D\ZLOOVRRQKDYHWREH6LQJOH3HRSOH$SSUHFLDWLRQ'D\IRUWKHZKR students? CC: Â My Â graduating Â class Â was Â twice Â the Â student Â popu-Â do Â not Â have Â Valentines. Â A Â select Â 20.2% Â of Â students, Â however, Â do Â have Â a Â special Â someone. lation Â at Â Cate. Â The Â school Â was Â so Â overcrowded Â that Â Â Which Â is Â your Â preferred Â date? Â they Â had Â to Â open Â a Â second Â school. The Â choices Â were Â â€œwalks Â on Â the Â beach,â€? Â â€œa Â movie,â€? Â â€œdinner Â by Â candlelight,â€? Â â€œpaintballing,â€? Â and Â â€œa Â romantic Â MDPVHVVLRQÂ´Âł:DONVRQWKHEHDFKÂ´ZDVWKHFOHDUZLQQHUZLWKRIVWXGHQWVÂł$PRYLHÂ´VQDJJHGVHFRQG Q: Â What Â was Â your Â favorite Â thing Â to Â do Â in Â high Â school? third Â place Â went Â to Â â€œpaintballing,â€? Â fourth Â to Â â€œa Â romantic Â jam Â session,â€? Â and Â last Â to Â â€œdinner Â by Â candlelight.â€? Â &&3UREDEO\PXVLFDQGVSRUWV /RRNVOLNH&DUSEHDFKZLOOEHVZDUPLQJZLWKORYHELUGVFRPH)HEUXDU\WK Q: Â Instruments? CC: Â Saxophone. Â I Â had Â to Â walk Â home Â with Â the Â bari-Â Which Â is Â most Â important Â in Â a Â love Â interest? Â Âł3HUVRQDOLW\Â´LVWKHPRVWLPSRUWDQWWUDLWLQWKDWFHUWDLQVRPHERG\IRURIRXUFRPPXQLW\)RUDVHOHFW tone Â sax Â regularly. Â I Â donâ€™t Â know Â if Â you Â know Â how Â big Â 22.0%, Â â€œlooksâ€? Â are Â what Â catch Â their Â eyes, Â and Â then, Â for Â an Â extremely Â rare Â seven Â students, Â â€œbrainsâ€? Â are Â the Â it Â is, Â but Â I Â would Â walk Â home Â with Â that Â on Â my Â back Â while Â reading Â a Â book. Â It Â was Â like Â a Â mile Â and Â a Â half. Â most Â attractive Â feature Â in Â a Â crush. Â We Â donâ€™t Â know Â if Â this Â is Â supposed Â to Â imply Â somethingâ€Ś My Â sister Â wouldnâ€™t Â walk Â with Â me Â because Â I Â looked Â Which Â do Â you Â believe Â in? Â like Â such Â a Â geek. /RYHDWÂżUVWVLJKWRURSSRVLWHVDWWUDFW"2UKRZDERXWQHLWKHU"$VWDJJHULQJRIVWXGHQWVGRQÂśWEX\DQ\ of Â this Â dated Â baloney Â and Â nonsense Â about Â love. Â However Â 16.2 Â % Â of Â students Â believe Â that Â opposites Â are Â more Â Q: Â Sports? likely Â to Â attract, Â just Â like Â protons Â and Â electrons. Â 20.2% Â of Â students Â are Â advocates Â of Â love Â being Â an Â instanta-Â CC: Â Softball, Â basketball-Â-Âbut Â it Â was Â six Â person. Â It Â was Â the Â weirdest Â game Â ever-Â-Âyou Â could Â only Â dribble Â twice Â neous, Â magnetic Â attraction. DQG>WKHUHZHUH@DOOWKHVHZHLUGUXOHV:KHQWKH\ÂżUVW How Â is Â having Â a Â relationship Â at Â Cate Â compared Â to Â other Â places? got Â rid Â of Â it, Â there Â were Â protests Â across Â the Â state. 2QDVFDOHRIWREHLQJÂł+DUGÂ´DQGEHLQJÂł(DV\Â´RIVWXGHQWVÂżQGWKDWLWLVKDUGIRUORYHWR VXUYLYHRQWKH0HVDZKLOHKDQJRXWVRPHZKHUHLQWKHPLGGOH$OXFN\WKUHHVWXGHQWVÂżQGWKDWDUHOD-Â Q: Â Favorite Â teacher Â of Â all Â time? CC: Â My Â biology Â teacher, Â Mr. Â Johnson. Â He Â was Â old, Â WLRQVKLSFDQĂ€RXULVKXSKHUHDQGRIVWXGHQWVÂżQGWKLVTXHVWLRQÂłQRWDSSOLFDEOHÂ´ but Â he Â was Â one Â of Â those Â amazing Â people Â that Â made Â +RZLVÂżQGLQJVRPHRQHDW&DWHFRPSDUHGWRRWKHUSODFHV" you Â learn Â without Â thinking Â you Â were Â learning. Â He Â $JDLQRQWKHVDPHVFDOHRIWRRIVWXGHQWVLQGHVSDLUÂżQGLWKDUGWRÂżQGWKDWÂłVRPHRQHÂ´DW&DWH SODQWHG DOO RI WKH QDWLYH ,RZD ZLOG Ă€RZHUV LQ KLV ZKLOHĂ€RDWEHWZHHQDQG7ZRVWXGHQWVRXWWKHUHÂżQGLWHDV\WRVSRWÂłWKHRQHÂ´KHUHDQGRI backyard Â that Â we Â would Â go Â visit. Â VWXGHQWVÂżQGWKLVTXHVWLRQQRWDSSOLFDEOH Q: Â What Â are Â some Â things Â that Â have Â changed Â the Â most Â Â Are Â we Â more Â attractive Â as Â a Â school Â compared Â to Â other Â places? since Â your Â days Â in Â high Â school? The Â students Â who Â took Â this Â survey Â were Â all Â over Â the Â board Â with Â this Â question. Â Due Â to Â the Â sensitive Â nature Â of Â CC: Â I Â think Â that Â a Â lot Â of Â my Â friends Â had Â the Â same Â sort Â WKLVTXHVWLRQZHSXWWKLVRQDVFDOHRIWREHLQJÂł8PÂŤQRÂ´EHLQJÂłÂ´DQGEHLQJÂł:H$5( of Â issues Â that Â kids Â in Â high Â school Â today Â have. Â I Â bought Â pretty.â€? Â 20.6% Â of Â students Â said Â â€œ50-Â50,â€? Â some Â good Â looking Â people Â are Â here Â and Â some Â not Â so Â good Â looking Â P\ ÂżUVW FDOFXODWRU DV D JUDGXDWLRQ SUHVHQW XVLQJ SHRSOHWRRĂ€DWRXWVWDWHGWKDWZHZHUHQRWDQDWWUDFWLYHVFKRRO$WWKHVDPHWLPHRIVWXGHQWV money Â from Â my Â aunt Â and Â uncle. Â It Â was Â programma-Â proudly Â stated Â that Â we Â are Â good Â looking. Â 19.6% Â of Â students Â were Â hovering Â between Â 1 Â and Â 5, Â while Â 28.9% Â ble, Â but Â only Â if Â you Â had Â it Â plugged Â in. Â When Â I Â was Â in Â were Â between Â 5 Â and Â 10. high Â school, Â my Â grandmother Â had Â a Â party Â line. Â Sev-Â HUDOSHRSOHXVHGWKHVDPHSKRQH3HRSOHFRXOGOLVWHQ Â According Â to Â our Â poll, Â love Â isnâ€™t Â doing Â fantastically, Â but Â it Â isnâ€™t Â dead. Â Who Â knows? Â Maybe Â this Â year, Â in Â [on] Â your Â phone Â calls Â or Â listen Â to Â other Â peopleâ€™s. 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Valentine 's Day Across the World Susan Â Kim Â â€™13 Â Â Aww, Â are Â you Â forever Â alone Â this Â Valentineâ€™s Â Day? Â Again? Â Well, Â to Â rub Â it Â Saudi Â Arabia in Â your Â face Â a Â bit, Â here Â are Â ways Â that Â other Â people Â around Â the Â world Â spend Â their Â â€œIâ€™m Â not Â sure Â if Â we Â celebrate Â it, Â actually.â€? Valentineâ€™s Â day, Â as Â generalized Â by Â your Â own Â Cate Â classmates... Â and Â also Â some Â Singles random Â people Â from Â around Â the Â world, Â because Â thatâ€™s Â just Â how Â I Â roll. â€œIâ€™m Â going Â out Â with Â my Â hot Â date.â€? Â *Eyes Â ex-Âroommate,* Â *Ex-Âroommate Â stares Â Japan back Â with Â blank Â expression.* â€œWell, Â yâ€™know, Â itâ€™s Â like Â every Â other Â American Â holiday Â in Â Japan. Â The Â Japanese Â get Â â€œ...Video Â games, Â like Â always.â€? really Â excited Â about Â it, Â like Â with Â all Â the Â â€˜rabu Â rabuâ€™ Â everywhere. Â They Â do Â all Â that Â â€œEat Â some Â cheap Â on-Âsale Â candy.â€? sweet Â stuff-Â-Âroses, Â chocolate, Â dates, Â the Â usual. Â Itâ€™s Â really Â not Â that Â different Â from Â â€œGo Â buy Â myself Â some Â candy Â from Â the Â store, Â because Â Iâ€™m Â forever Â alone! Â I Â mean, Â America...just Â more... Â excitement. Â Yâ€™know.â€? itâ€™s Â a Â good Â feeling Â to Â receive Â candy, Â even Â if Â it Â is Â from Â yourself.â€? â€œIâ€™m Â going Â to Â have Â a Â pity Â party Â with Â my Â roommate. Â With Â lots Â of Â chocolate.... Â You Â China know, Â I Â went Â down Â to Â Carp Â last Â weekend Â and Â I Â am Â SO Â ready. Â Yeah. Â 100 Â packets Â of Â â€œIâ€™m Â not Â sure Â what Â people Â do Â as Â a Â whole, Â but Â back Â at Â my Â old Â school, Â the Â student Â hot Â cocoa, Â this Â is Â going Â to Â be Â an Â awesome Â Valentineâ€™s Â Day... Â alone...â€? FRXQFLOZRXOGVHOO9DOHQWLQHÂśVFDQG\DQGĂ€RZHUV7KHUHZHUHSLQNDQG\HOORZ â€œThink Â about Â how Â Iâ€™m Â singleâ€Ś Â but Â I Â have Â really Â great Â friends, Â so Â I Â spend Â time Â ones Â that Â you Â could Â send Â that Â just Â meant Â â€˜friends,â€™ Â so Â a Â lot Â of Â people Â would Â receive Â with Â them! Â That Â makes Â it Â good, Â if Â not Â better.â€? and Â exchange Â roses.â€? â€œâ€ŚAre Â you Â trying Â to Â tell Â me Â something? Â Why Â would Â I Â want Â to Â celebrate Â that?!!â€? â€œâ€ŚItâ€™s Â just Â the Â same Â everywhere, Â isnâ€™t Â it?â€? Internet Korea Âł 8K ZH FHOHEUDWH LW E\ JLYLQJ RXU FUXVKHVJLUOIULHQGVER\IULHQGVKXVEDQGV â€œWell Â technically, Â girls Â are Â supposed Â to Â give Â guys Â chocolates Â on Â Valentineâ€™s Â Day, Â wives Â cards, Â chocolates, Â the Â usual Â stuff.â€? then Â guys Â are Â supposed Â to Â give Â them Â chocolate Â back Â on Â White Â Day Â (which Â is Â â€œIn Â England Â we Â just Â do Â the Â norm, Â give Â presents Â and Â have Â a Â night/day Â together Â 0DUFKWK Â´ FHOHEUDWLQJWKH/859(Â´ What Â happens Â if Â a Â guy Â doesnâ€™t Â give Â one Â back? â€œNorth Â said Â it^ Â [referring Â to Â above Â comment] â€œâ€ŚHuh? Â Sucks, Â I Â guess. Â Then Â you Â can Â do Â Singles Â Day!â€? Â [April Â 14th] Â *laughs* But Â Iâ€™m Â actually Â spending Â it Â by Â playing Â Mass Â Effect Â 3 Â Demo Â and Â sending Â Sher-Â â€œEat Â Chinese-Âbut-Ânot-Âactually Â black Â noodles, Â crying Â and Â staring Â at Â the Â sunsetâ€Śâ€? lock Â related Â Valentines Â to Â North...â€? â€œ Â Iâ€™m Â celebrating Â singles Â awareness Â day Â this Â year Â XDâ€? Switzerland â€œ Â I Â stay Â in Â Malaysia, Â and Â we Â mostly Â celebrate Â Valentineâ€™s Â by Â buying Â things Â for Â â€œSame Â thing Â as Â usualâ€Ś? Â Iâ€™m Â not Â really Â sure. Â Chocolates Â and Â roses, Â right? Â Except Â loved Â ones Â and Â getting Â discount Â coupons. Â *coughcough*â€? maybe Â better Â chocolateâ€Ś?â€?
Ashley Â Herbert Â â€™13
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Entertainment Interview with the Emcee
my Worst Date :REAL STORIES. REAL PEOPLE.
Fernando Â Hurtado Â â€™12
Anonymous Â He Â was Â the Â cutest Â boy Â in Â school-Â-Âat Â least, Â I Â thought Â he Â was-Â-Âand Â he Â asked Â me Â out Â on Â a Â date. Â I Â was Â sitting Â in Â the Â library, Â reading, Â when Â I Â felt Â a Â tap Â on Â my Â shoulder. Â I Â turned Â around Â and Â he Â asked Â if Â he Â could Â sit Â next Â to Â me. Â We Â were Â talking Â about Â a Â movie Â we Â had Â just Â watched Â when Â he Â randomly Â said, Â â€œDo Â you Â want Â to Â go Â out Â on Â Saturday?â€? Â It Â took Â me Â a Â while Â to Â process Â the Â question, Â but Â there Â was Â no Â way Â I Â could Â say Â no. Â I Â mean, Â he Â was Â gorgeous! Â Â Now, Â you Â can Â imagine Â how Â excited Â I Â was;Íž Â I Â expected Â the Â best Â date Â a Â girl Â could Â imagine. Â He Â would Â pick Â me Â up, Â we Â would Â go Â to Â dinner, Â then Â a Â movie, Â and Â then Â end Â with Â the Â perfect Â good Â night Â kiss. Â In Â all Â honesty, Â I Â was Â willing Â to Â go Â anywhere Â as Â long Â as Â I Â got Â my Â good Â night Â kiss. Â Clearly, Â I Â was Â asking Â for Â too Â much. Â For Â starters, Â my Â dad Â had Â to Â drop Â me Â off Â at Â his Â house Â and Â his Â mom Â drove Â us Â to Â the Â movie Â theater. Â His Â motherâ€™s Â presence Â didnâ€™t Â bother Â me Â that Â much Â until Â she Â started Â mentioning Â kids Â and Â marriage. Â That Â was Â too Â much. Â Â When Â she Â dropped Â us Â off, Â I Â thought Â maybe Â now Â my Â fairy Â tale Â date Â would Â begin. Â Actually, Â it Â only Â got Â worse. Â When Â we Â went Â to Â the Â ticket Â booth, Â he Â ORRNHGDWPHDQGVDLGÂł<RXJHWWKHWLFNHWV,ÂśOOJHWWKHIRRGÂ´$WÂżUVW,GLGQÂśW think Â much Â of Â it Â until Â he Â asked Â to Â borrow Â some Â money Â because Â he Â didnâ€™t Â have Â enough Â to Â pay Â for Â our Â popcorn. Â I Â was Â trying Â to Â control Â myself, Â to Â not Â get Â angry. Â I Â thought, Â â€œMaybe Â heâ€™s Â planning Â something Â for Â after Â the Â movie.â€? Â The Â movie Â was Â terrible! Â And Â to Â top Â it Â off, Â as Â we Â left Â the Â theater, Â he Â said, Â â€œThis Â was Â fun;Íž Â we Â should Â do Â it Â again. Â My Â momâ€™s Â here, Â Iâ€™ll Â see Â you Â on Â Monday,â€? Â DQGJDYHPHKLJKÂżYH1RWRQO\GLGKHQRWJLYHPHP\NLVVJRRGQLJKWKHOHIW me Â stranded Â at Â the Â theater! Â I Â didnâ€™t Â care Â how Â handsome Â he Â was;Íž Â I Â didnâ€™t Â ever Â want Â to Â see Â him Â again. Â That Â was, Â by Â far, Â the Â worst Â date Â Iâ€™ve Â ever Â been Â on.
Â I Â recently Â sat Â down Â with Â myself Â to Â ask Â myself Â a Â few Â questions Â about Â what Â itâ€™s Â like Â to Â be Â Cateâ€™s Â premier Â emcee. Â Aside Â from Â it Â being Â the Â most Â exciting Â interview Â I Â have Â ever Â conducted, Â it Â was Â also Â the Â most Â enriching. Â Â To Â make Â myself Â feel Â more Â at Â home, Â I Â interviewed Â myself Â in Â the Â theatre, Â where Â my Â talent Â shines Â the Â brightest. Â It Â began Â with Â a Â few Â kick-Âstart Â questions: Â How Â did Â I Â get Â into Â the Â business? Â How Â long Â have Â I Â been Â in Â the Â business Â for? Â As Â it Â turns Â out, Â I Â have Â been Â in Â the Â business Â for Â a Â solid Â year Â now. Â My Â career Â started Â on Â a Â fateful Â February Â afternoon Â when Â I Â got Â an Â e-Âmail Â from Â Mr. Â Michelson Â ask-Â ing Â me Â if Â I Â would Â be Â interested Â in Â emceeing Â the Â 2011 Â Cate Â Singer/Songwriterâ€™s Â Convocation. Â For Â me, Â that Â request Â was Â totally Â unexpected;Íž Â I Â had Â never Â emceed Â anything Â before. Â After Â what Â I Â think Â were Â a Â couple Â of Â successful Â jokes Â and Â anec-Â dotes Â that Â Thursday Â night, Â I Â believed Â that Â my Â stint Â was Â over. Â That Â was, Â of Â course, Â until Â D. Â Day Â contacted Â my Â agent, Â Mr. Â Hurtado, Â asking Â if Â I Â would Â be Â interested Â in Â HPFHHLQJWKH:LQWHU'DQFH&RQYRFDWLRQ7KDWZDVZKHQ,NQHZ,KDGRIÂżFLDOO\ made Â it Â into Â the Â industry. Â However, Â everything Â wasnâ€™t Â always Â rose-Âcolored Â and Â pollen-Âbearing Â for Â me. Â Between Â March Â of Â 2011 Â and Â January Â of Â 2012, Â I Â didnâ€™t Â book Â any Â jobs. Â The Â ÂżUVWLQGLFDWRURIP\XQHPSOR\PHQWZDVZKHQ,JRWWKHHTXLYDOHQWRIDQ2VFDU snub Â for Â an Â emcee;Íž Â I Â wasnâ€™t Â asked Â to Â host Â the Â International Â Convocation Â of Â 2011. Â As Â I Â interviewed Â myself, Â asking Â for Â candid Â responses, Â I Â decided Â not Â to Â lie. Â Iâ€™d Â been Â hurt. Â I Â felt Â as Â if Â the Â whole Â world Â had Â collapsed Â onto Â me. Â â€œIâ€™m Â internation-Â al!â€? Â I Â told Â myself. Â I Â knew Â I Â had Â been Â either Â been Â replaced Â or Â become Â irrelevant Â in Â mainstream Â entertainment. Â Or Â both. Â In Â January, Â my Â mourning Â ended Â when Â I Â was Â called Â upon Â by Â one Â of Â my Â most Â loyal Â clients. Â Mr. Â Michelson Â once Â again Â asked Â me Â to Â emcee Â the Â Singer/ Songwriterâ€™s Â Convocation. Â And Â here Â Iâ€™ll Â quote Â what Â I Â said Â with Â candor: Â â€œIâ€™ll Â be Â honest Â with Â myself, Â I Â was Â a Â little Â hesitant Â to Â say Â yes. Â I Â hadnâ€™t Â emceed Â for Â over Â nine Â months, Â and Â at Â that Â point Â I Â felt Â like Â a Â pregnant Â mother Â about Â to Â give Â birth. 2Q-DQXDU\,ÂżQDOO\ZHQWLQWRODERUDWSP%XWWKDWODERUGLGQÂśW\LHOG any Â 8-Âpound Â baby. Â That Â night, Â I Â gave Â birth Â to Â a Â roomful Â of Â excited Â audience Â members, Â laughter, Â and Â a Â night Â to Â remember.â€? Â It Â is Â with Â cloud-Âtrespassing Â hopes Â that Â the Â staff Â of Â El Â Batidor Â and Â I Â wish Â myself Â luck Â in Â conquering Â the Â entertainment Â industry, Â one Â Madonna Â mic Â at Â a Â time.
Â Granted, Â I Â was Â only Â thirteen Â years Â old Â and Â possibly Â the Â most Â incapable Â person Â of Â pulling Â off Â a Â date Â unscathed, Â but Â even Â I Â was Â surprised Â by Â how Â sour Â things Â turned Â in Â a Â matter Â of Â seconds. Â I Â was Â an Â eighth Â grader Â back Â then, Â so Â I Â didnâ€™t Â have Â the Â luxury Â of Â taking Â my Â love Â interest Â out Â on Â a Â romantic Â date Â to Â Applebyâ€™s Â and Â had Â to Â settle Â for Â my Â VFKRROÂśVFDIHWHULD7KHVHWWLQJLWVHOIZDVEDGHQRXJK3LFWXUHWKLV6W\URIRDP plates, Â tater Â tots Â in Â a Â Ziploc Â bag, Â soggy Â pizza, Â and Â two Â romantic Â milk Â cartons. Â We Â sat Â at Â a Â table Â by Â ourselves Â and Â talkedâ€”oh, Â wait, Â we Â didnâ€™t. Â I Â couldnâ€™t Â come Â up Â with Â anything Â to Â say Â when Â the Â giggles Â of Â 150 Â seventh Â and Â eighth Â graders Â were Â the Â soundtrack Â to Â my Â meal. Â So Â I Â didnâ€™t Â talk, Â and Â she Â didnâ€™t Â talk, Â but Â she Â did Â do Â something Â elseâ€”she Â burped. Â Now, Â I Â accept Â that Â everyone Â burps, Â but Â I Â canâ€™t Â WDNH\RXUEXUSDVDÂżUVWLPSUHVVLRQ(YHQPRUHVR,FDQDFFHSWDQRGRUOHVVEXUS thatâ€™s Â not Â in Â my Â face, Â but Â I Â canâ€™t Â accept Â a Â burp Â that Â smells Â like Â a Â fart Â and Â reaches Â my Â noseâ€”which Â is Â why Â I Â gagged. Â After Â I Â gagged, Â she Â cried, Â left Â the Â cafeteria, Â and Â I Â never Â saw Â her Â again. Â Well, Â technically Â I Â did Â see Â her, Â like Â in Â passing, Â but Â I Â QHYHUVDZVDZKHUDJDLQ/LNH,VDZKHUDVVKHZHQWWRFODVVEXW,QHYHUWDONHG to Â her Â again, Â and Â I Â still Â judge Â her Â based Â on Â the Â way Â she Â burped Â that Â Monday Â morning. Â
Entertainment Underdog Love Songs that Will Make You Shiver Lisa Â Huang Â â€™12 â€œGotta Â Have Â Youâ€? Â -Â-Â Â The Â Weepies 7KH:HHSLHVHVVHQWLDOWRDQ\PL[UHJDUGLQJ9DOHQWLQHVVLJQLÂżFDQWRWKHUVDQG WKHELJ/29(7KLVRQHKDVEHHQVWXFNLQP\KHDGIRUWKHORQJHVWWLPH:DWFK out! Â You Â wonâ€™t Â be Â able Â to Â stop Â humming Â it Â in Â class.
â€œSomebody Â That Â I Â Used Â To Â Knowâ€? Â -Â Â Gotye Â feat. Â Kimbra Only Â the Â best Â of Â the Â best. Â That Â song Â you Â hear Â kids Â chanting Â all Â over Â campus? Â This Â is Â it. Â The Â fabulous Â â€œBut Â you Â didnâ€™t Â have Â to Â cut Â me Â out... Â I Â didnâ€™t Â even Â need Â your Â love...â€? Â is Â kind Â of Â an Â anti-Âromantic Â song. Â It Â was Â so Â good Â I Â just Â had Â to Â put Â it Â on. Â Watch Â the Â video-Â-Âmaybe Â someone Â will Â do Â something Â of Â the Â same Â sort Â for Â Art Â 5HOD\WKLV\HDUKLQWKLQW
â€œYour Â Songâ€? Â -Â-Â Â Ewan Â MacGregor What? Â Not Â Elton Â John... Â but Â Ewan Â McGregorâ€™s, Â from Â Moulin Â Rouge. Â No Â one Â can Â ever Â really Â beat Â Elton Â Johnâ€™s Â original, Â but Â this Â comes Â pretty Â close. Â Watch Â the Â â€œOur Â Dealâ€? Â -Â-Â Â Best Â Coast Moulin Â Rouge Â video Â with Â a Â box Â of Â chocolates Â and Â tissues. Â Guaranteed Â youâ€™ll Â shed Â Watch. Â The. Â Music. Â Video. Â A Â cross Â between Â Grease Â and Â Romeo Â and Â Juliet, Â this Â is Â a Â tear Â in Â awe Â of Â its Â fabulousness. Â quite Â possibly Â the Â best Â music Â video Â created Â in Â the Â past Â year Â or Â so. Â It Â was Â directed Â E\ 'UHZ %DUU\PRUH DQG VWDUV &KORH 0RUHW] 0LUDQGD &RVJURYH 7\OHU 3RVH\ â€œVirginia Â Moonâ€? Â -Â-Â-Â Â Foo Â Fighters Â feat. Â Norah Â Jones and Â more. Itâ€™s Â not Â everyday Â that Â you Â see Â an Â alternative Â rock Â band Â collaborate Â with Â one Â of Â the Â best Â jazz Â vocalists Â out Â there. Â Dave Â Grohlâ€™s Â voice Â matches Â Norah Â Jonesâ€™s Â impec-Â â€œAll Â You Â Get Â from Â Love Â is Â a Â Love Â Songâ€? Â -Â-Â Â the Â Carpenters cably. Â You Â will Â melt, Â I Â promise. &/$66,& ,I \RX FRQVLGHU \RXUVHOI DQ LQGLH PXVLF IDQDWLF \RX PXVW OLVWHQ WR the Â Carpenters. Â All Â your Â favorite Â artists Â get Â their Â inspiration Â from Â them, Â and Â with Â â€œFor Â Youâ€? Â -Â-Â Â Angus Â and Â Julia Â Stone good Â reason! SO Â GOOD Â doesnâ€™t Â even Â begin Â to Â describe Â the Â sister-Âbrother Â duo Â of, Â well, Â Angus Â and Â Julia Â Stone. Â Their Â perfection Â is Â the Â reason Â why Â Kel Â and Â Grant Â perform Â their Â â€œNo Â Oneâ€™s Â Gonna Â Love Â Youâ€? Â -Â Â Band Â of Â Horses VRQJVDOOWKHWLPHÂł)RU<RXÂ´LVQRWDVZHOONQRZQDVVD\Âł%LJ-HW3ODQHÂ´EXW $Q(ULQ*ULIÂżQUHFRPPHQGDWLRQ,QDQXWVKHOOKLVYRLFHLVPDJLFDO7KLVLVRQH the Â underdog Â is Â almost Â always Â more Â satisfying. Â Kel, Â Grant, Â something Â to Â add Â to Â of Â the Â bandâ€™s Â cheesier Â songs, Â which Â only Â makes Â it Â that Â much Â better. your Â next Â set Â list. Â â€œPoison Â and Â Wineâ€? Â -Â-Â Â Civil Â Wars â€œYouâ€™ve Â Got Â the Â Love Â (XX Â Remix)â€? Â -Â-Â Â the Â XX Â feat. Â Florence Â & Â the Â Machine And, Â to Â wrap Â it Â all Â up, Â the Â Civil Â Wars. Â Nominated Â for Â two Â Grammys Â this Â year Â with Â One Â of Â the Â most Â soothing Â remixes Â youâ€™ll Â ever Â hear... Â the Â XX Â balances Â their Â motif Â WKHIDEXORXV-R\:LOOLDPVDQG-RKQ3DXO:KLWHH[WUDSOXVORRNVOLNH-RKQQ\ of Â a Â tight, Â pulsating Â bass Â with Â Florenceâ€™s Â incredible Â voice. Â Who Â wouldâ€™ve Â ever Â 'HSS ,I\RXWKLQNWKHUHFRUGHGYHUVLRQLVJRRGOLVWHQWRWKHOLYHUHFRUGLQJV thought Â the Â ping Â of Â Florence Â and Â the Â Machineâ€™s Â harp Â strings Â would Â blend Â so Â well Â 7HDUVRIMR\PHOWLQJLQWRDSXGGOHRIKDSS\JRRSDQGWKHIHHOLQJRIĂ€\LQJGRQÂśW in Â electronic Â music? Â This Â is Â something Â you Â really Â have Â to Â hear. Â even Â begin Â to Â describe Â the Â wave Â of Â emotions Â that Â will Â wash Â over Â you Â upon Â listen-Â ing Â to Â it.
Comparing countries with tobias
Chloe Â King Â â€™14
atic Â Western Â movies Â can Â agree Â withâ€”everything Â is Â bigger Â in Â America. Â For Â example, Â Tobias Â points Â out, Â cars, Â highways, Â stores, Â and Â even Â packs Â of Â food Â are Â larger. Â Bigger Â is Â not Â necessarily Â better, Â thoughâ€”big Â food Â leads Â to Â big Â people, Â which, Â with Â the Â increasing Â sizes Â of Â Americaâ€™s Â pants, Â isnâ€™t Â ex-Â actly Â good Â news. Â Â Â Tobiasâ€™s Â hobbies Â include Â climbing, Â sailing, Â rowing, Â mountain Â biking, Â hiking, Â and Â running. Â Af-Â ter Â being Â asked Â what Â new Â interests Â he Â has Â discov-Â ered Â upon Â arriving Â at Â Cate, Â he Â answered Â that Â out-Â doors Â allows Â him Â to Â continue Â many Â of Â his Â favorite Â hobbies, Â but Â he Â certainly Â canâ€™t Â try Â all Â the Â sports Â at Â Cate. Â Neither Â can Â we, Â Tobias! Â What Â he Â misses Â most Â about Â home, Â which Â Iâ€™m Â sure Â we Â can Â all Â sym-Â pathize Â with Â when Â we Â travel, Â is Â the Â food Â (typical Â %DYDULDQIRRGLQSDUWLFXODU $PRQJRWKHUWKLQJV his Â favorite Â class Â at Â Cate Â is Â chemistry Â (kudos Â to Â Dr. Â .HOORJJÂ˛ZKR ZRXOGQÂśW HQMR\ KLV FODVVHV" DQG his Â most Â beloved Â travel Â destinations Â include Â Aus-Â tria, Â Thailand, Â and Â Singapore. Â Hopefully Â every-Â one, Â students Â and Â faculty Â alike, Â will Â get Â to Â know Â the Â remarkable Â individual Â that Â is Â Tobias Â Stumpp Â during Â his Â short Â time Â here Â in Â our Â community. Â
Â Tobias Â Stumpp Â gave Â an Â interview Â the Â other Â day, Â and Â despite Â the Â overwhelming Â desire Â to Â only Â discuss Â all Â the Â potential Â things Â one Â could Â ask Â about Â a Â different Â and Â interesting Â country, Â there Â turned Â out Â to Â be Â just Â as Â many Â interesting Â things Â about Â our Â fascinating Â exchange Â student Â as Â there Â were Â about Â the Â country Â he Â came Â from. Â To-Â ELDVIRURQHFDQÂśWVHHPWRSODFHDÂżQJHURQWKH big Â answer Â to Â one Â burning Â question: Â How Â differ-Â HQW UHDOO\ LV WKH 8QLWHG 6WDWHV IURP *HUPDQ\" From Â an Â academic Â standpoint, Â there Â isnâ€™t Â much Â that Â is Â different. Â He Â could Â come Â up Â with Â a Â few Â DQVZHUV WKRXJK , ÂżUVW DVNHG KLP DERXW WHOHYL-Â sion. Â American Â TV Â is Â notoriously Â bad-Â-Âblack Â and Â white Â politics Â in Â the Â hyped Â up Â evening Â news, Â re-Â markable Â daytime Â talk Â shows Â with Â rather Â unre-Â markable Â people, Â and, Â of Â course, Â the Â obnoxious Â commercials Â in Â between. Â Is Â TV Â in Â Germany Â any Â better? Â He Â answered Â yesâ€”those Â black Â and Â white Â evening Â news Â channels Â are Â few Â and Â far Â between, Â and Â the Â small Â amount Â of Â them Â reduces Â their Â am-Â biguity. Â They Â arenâ€™t Â as Â biased Â as Â our Â CNN Â or Â Fox Â News. Â In Â addition, Â he Â says Â the Â biggest Â difference Â between Â the Â two Â countries Â is Â one Â most Â emblem-Â
Entertainment DANCE CONVOCATION
Undocumented Rural Migrant Workers in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region: Economics, Public Policy, and the Anthropogenic Imperative
Matthew Â Rodman Â â€™14
Ryan Â Keem Â â€™12 Some Â of Â the Â most Â exciting Â convocations Â we Â have Â over Â the Â course Â of Â the Â year Â are Â the Â ones Â in Â which Â we Â get Â to Â see Â students Â performing Â pieces Â that Â theyâ€™ve Â worked Â on Â for Â a Â long Â time. Â One Â of Â my Â favorites Â this Â year Â was Â the Â Winter Â Dance Â Convo-Â cation. Â There Â were Â a Â lot Â of Â exciting Â and Â intense Â dances Â that Â caught Â my Â attention. Â The Â convocation Â as Â a Â whole Â was Â spectacular;Íž Â hereâ€™s Â an Â overview Â of Â how Â it Â went:
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Â The Â multifariousness Â of Â lifeâ€™s Â range Â of Â them Â notwithstanding, Â natal Â di-Â Maddie Â (Solo) DJQRVHVVKDUHDWOHDVWRQHSRLQWLQWKHLURQWRORJ\WKHLUQRYHOW\GDUHLWEHVDLG 6KHPRYHGJUDFHIXOO\DQGKHUĂ€H[LELOLW\ZDVVKRZFDVHGZHOODVVKHUROOHGDQG tends Â to Â pall, Â if Â not Â to Â jade. Â Countless Â souls, Â indeed, Â have Â acculturated Â themselves Â leaped Â around Â the Â stage. to Â a Â culture Â of Â resignation, Â from Â which Â ennui Â percolates, Â and Â have Â learned Â to Â OLYHXQGHUWKHVSHFWHURIWKHHWHUQDO)RRWPDQZKRVHHPVDVRSRULÂżFSHUVRQLÂżHG Kaitlyn Â and Â Jamie Â (Trench-Âcoat Â Performance) leering Â at Â the Â end Â of Â a Â dark Â nightâ€™s Â path. Â But Â if Â one Â objects Â not Â to Â the Â Footmanâ€™s Â Kaitlyn Â and Â Jamie Â are Â an Â excellent Â pairing Â when Â it Â comes Â to Â dancing Â duets. Â They Â holding Â of Â his Â coat Â in Â that Â marked Â manner, Â the Â snickering Â often Â does Â gnaw. Â understand Â each Â otherâ€™s Â dance Â forms. Â One Â of Â my Â favorite Â moments Â was Â when Â Enter Â Ding Â Yun. Â He Â works Â a Â constant Â shift, Â raising Â poultry Â and Â performing Â routine Â Kaitlyn Â was Â slowly Â let Â down Â to Â the Â ground Â by Â Jamie. maintenance Â at Â Guilin-Âheadquartered Â Gubo Â Foods Â Co. Â Not Â that Â he Â did Â anything Â to Â merit Â the Â circumstance. Â Dingâ€™s Â natal Â diagnosis Â came Â with Â his Â birthplace Â and Â birth Â Tamysn Â and Â Maddie Â (Kiss Â With Â A Â Fist) Exciting Â and Â fast Â paced. Â I Â really Â liked Â the Â end Â when Â the Â curtains Â closed Â as Â Tam-Â time, Â both Â of Â which Â infected Â him Â with Â the Â disease Â of Â poverty. Â He Â is Â faring Â increas-Â V\QSXQFKHG0DGGLH,DOVROLNHGWKHFRVWXPHVPHWDOOLFVSDQGH[KRRGLHV DQG ingly Â well, Â though, Â after Â leaving Â the Â Guangxi Â countryside Â for Â a Â job Â in Â the Â city Â of Â Guilin. Â Gradually, Â Ding Â is Â climbing Â the Â socioeconomic Â ladder Â and Â providing Â his Â thought Â they Â were Â really Â interesting. children Â with Â a Â better Â life. Â And Â his Â employer Â couldnâ€™t Â be Â happier: Â ever Â since Â inex-Â Dani Â and Â Shyamâ€™s Â Piece pensive Â workers Â like Â Ding Â have Â been Â employed, Â the Â management Â could Â afford Â to Â Haunting. Â Creepy. Â Eerie. Â Fantastic. Â I Â loved Â the Â short Â monologues Â done Â by Â both Â of Â pay Â itself Â higher Â salaries, Â while Â Gubo Â Foods Â could Â sell Â its Â products Â at Â a Â reduced Â them. Â The Â red Â cloth Â and Â the Â way Â that Â Dani Â and Â Shyam Â walked Â into Â it Â were Â excit-Â price. Â The Â availability Â of Â cheap Â labor Â has Â also Â granted Â the Â company Â the Â capabil-Â ing. ity Â to Â expand, Â so Â it Â invested Â in Â land Â upgrades, Â ordered Â new Â equipment, Â and Â hired Â additional Â supervisors. Â Mr. Â Gubo Â has Â even Â risen Â in Â the Â nomenklatura Â of Â the Â Com-Â Most Â of Â the Â Company Â (Beautiful Â Girls) I Â liked Â the Â old-Âfashioned Â feel Â to Â this Â piece. Â The Â black Â and Â white Â contrast Â worked Â PXQLVW3DUW\7KLVVHHPVDZLQZLQVLWXDWLRQEXWDODVDFDYHDW'LQJ<XQDUULYHG well Â with Â the Â dancersâ€™ Â movements. Â It Â was Â also Â great Â seeing Â most Â of Â the Â dancers Â LQ*XLOLQVDQV&&3DSSURYHGKXNRXRUGDQZHL:KHWKHURQHUHDGVWKH*ORULRXV *XLOLQ3HRSOHÂśV'DLO\RUZDWFKHV&KLQD&HQWUDO7HOHYLVLRQ*XDQJ[LWKH*XDQJ[L SHUIRUPLQJWRJHWKHU,WÂżOOHGWKHVWDJHDQGDOORZHGIRUDORWWRKDSSHQDWRQFH Zhuang Â Autonomous Â Region Â media Â does Â not Â quite Â paint Â a Â charming Â picture Â of Â Senior Â Boysâ€™ Â Performance PLJUDQW ZRUNHUV LQ JHQHUDO PXFK OHVV XQGRFXPHQWHG RQHV 8QGHUO\LQJ WKLV LV I Â liked Â the Â use Â of Â strength Â and Â lifts. Â It Â was Â also Â bittersweet Â to Â see Â all Â of Â the Â senior Â the Â preconceived Â notion Â that Â such Â workers Â are Â detrimental Â to Â urban Â areas Â and Â to Â soys Â together Â for Â a Â performance Â showcasing Â just Â them. Â It Â was Â fantastic. 3UHVLGHQW+X-LQWDRÂśVJRDORIDÂłKDUPRQLRXVVRFLHW\Â´LQWKH3HRSOHÂśV5HSXEOLF Although Â there Â is Â meager Â supporting Â evidence, Â illegal Â rural Â migrant Â workers Â are Â Kaitlyn Â and Â Jamie Â (Hip Â Hop Â Performance) Once Â again, Â they Â showed Â how Â perfect Â they Â are Â together Â in Â a Â duet. Â They Â looked Â invariably Â denounced Â as Â leeches Â of Â city Â workersâ€™ Â fruits Â of Â labor Â and Â portrayed Â as Â unfair Â competition Â that Â steals Â the Â rightful Â jobs Â of Â city-Âdwellers. Â Meanwhile, Â the Â happy Â and Â used Â the Â stage Â for Â all Â they Â could. Â I Â love Â them Â as Â partners. QXPHURXVZD\VLQZKLFKWKH\EHQHÂżWWKHXUEDQHFRQRP\ÂąIURPFRXQWHUZHLJKW-Â Zach Â and Â Alissaâ€™s Â Performance LQJLQĂ€DWLRQWRDPHOLRUDWLQJWKHVLGHHIIHFWVRIWKHRQHFKLOGSROLF\ÂąDUHVSH-Â I Â really Â liked Â the Â French Â music, Â the Â gentle Â movements, Â and Â the Â way Â the Â cloth Â that Â ciously Â ignored. Â Ding Â Yun, Â then, Â is Â to Â be Â commended Â for Â refusing Â the Â hand Â of Â the Â Zach Â held Â Alissa Â with Â was Â handled. Â The Â correlation Â between Â their Â movements Â Footman, Â and Â one Â only Â wishes Â that Â the Â snickering Â â€“ Â or Â phobia Â â€“ Â directed Â at Â him Â and Â the Â music Â was Â very Â exciting. from Â his Â fellow Â Guangxi Â Zhuang Â Autonomous Â Region Â residents Â would Â cease. Â To Â begin, Â let Â us Â examine Â in Â greater Â detail Â the Â ways Â in Â which Â undocumented Â rural Â Tamsyn Â Walkerâ€™s Â Performance Â (Solo) migrant Â workers Â contribute Â positively Â to Â the Â urban Â Guangxi Â economy. Â Although Â She Â moved Â with Â the Â music Â and Â seemed Â very Â excited. Â I Â loved Â the Â use Â of Â the Â walk-Â WKHH[WHQWRIWKLVLVXQTXDQWLÂżDEOHWKHPRVWREYLRXVLVWKDWWKHLUORZZDJHVPHDQ ways Â leading Â up Â to Â the Â stage Â in Â the Â introduction. Â The Â music Â was Â exciting Â and Â ORZHUSULFHVDQGORZHULQĂ€DWLRQIRUFRQVXPHUV*LYHQWKDW&KLQDÂśVFHQWUDOEDQN Tamsyn Â brought Â something Â special Â and Â unique Â to Â it Â with Â the Â way Â that Â she Â danced. Â KDVUHFHQWO\UDLVHGGLVFRXQWUDWHVWREDWWOHLQĂ€DWLRQZKLOHWKHÂżIWKSOHQDU\VHVVLRQ In Â the Â end Â it Â came Â out Â very Â passionately. RIWKHWK&HQWUDO&RPPLWWHHRIWKH&RPPXQLVW3DUW\DQQRXQFHGLQLWV7ZHOIWK )LYH<HDU3ODQWKDWLQFUHDVLQJGRPHVWLFFRQVXPSWLRQLVDSULPDU\HFRQRPLFRE-Â Company Â Piece The Â lone Â person Â in Â the Â chair Â was Â an Â interesting Â start Â to Â the Â piece. Â The Â way Â the Â jective, Â this Â is Â all Â the Â more Â pertinent. Â On Â a Â national Â level, Â migrant Â workers, Â includ-Â other Â dancers Â made Â their Â way Â onstage Â was Â also Â very Â unique. Â The Â story Â that Â went Â ing Â undocumented Â ones, Â facilitate Â the Â emergence Â of Â the Â Chinese Â economy Â from Â over Â the Â music Â was Â interesting Â and Â exciting. Â The Â covering Â of Â the Â dancersâ€™ Â eyes Â one Â dependent Â on Â exports Â â€“ Â and Â thus Â one Â contingent Â upon Â foreign Â consumers Â and Â and Â random Â breakouts Â of Â unique Â dance Â moves Â also Â caught Â my Â attention. Â I Â liked Â relegated Â to Â the Â low Â end Â of Â the Â value-Âadded Â spectrum Â â€“ Â to Â one Â that Â is Â domestically Â the Â use Â of Â the Â gender Â groups Â that Â supported Â Jamie Â when Â he Â seemed Â weak. Â The Â driven. Â But Â if Â such Â macro Â events Â appear Â removed Â from Â the Â provincial Â perspec-Â tive, Â let Â us Â focus Â on Â the Â micro Â factors Â relevant Â to, Â say, Â the Â Guilin Â everyman. Â In Â ÂżQDOMXPSRIIWKHVWDJHZDVDJUHDWÂżQDOHWRWKHHQWLUHFRQYRFDWLRQ
Entertainment addition Â to Â letting Â more Â money Â remain Â in Â con-Â sumersâ€™ Â wallets Â per Â product Â purchased, Â lower Â prices Â made Â possible Â by Â cheap Â migrant Â labor Â also Â spur Â more Â innovation, Â production, Â and Â thereby Â employment. Â For Â instance, Â a Â cheaper Â automobile Â will Â induce Â more Â demand Â for Â it, Â leading Â to Â companiesâ€™ Â producing Â more Â of Â said Â automobile Â and Â ultimately Â competing Â to Â im-Â prove Â it Â in Â order Â to Â increase Â their Â share Â in Â this Â newly Â enlarged Â market. Â In Â corroboration, Â the Â National Â Bureau Â of Â Statistics Â of Â China Â reports Â that Â the Â annual Â growth Â rate Â of Â employment Â in Â Guangxiâ€™s Â metropolitan Â areas Â generated Â by Â consumption Â from Â 1990 Â to Â 2000 Â was Â 3.8%, Â while Â consumer Â spending Â accounted Â for Â 41% Â of Â employment Â in Â 2010. Â Furthermore, Â un-Â documented Â migrant Â workers Â themselves Â also Â consume Â â€“ Â they Â spend Â money Â in Â the Â cities, Â as Â opposed Â to Â their Â rural Â homes. Â An Â externality Â of Â this Â is Â that Â undocumented Â mi-Â JUDQWVERRVWKRPHYDOXHVDVODQGLVDÂżQLWHUHVRXUFH<HWWKLVLVRIQRFRQFHUQ WRPRVWXUEDQ*XDQJ[LFLWL]HQVVLQFHDVWXQQLQJO\KLJKLQD&KLQHVHFRQWH[W RI*XDQJ[LFLW\GZHOOHUVRZQKRPHVDVRIDQGKLJKHUKRPHSULFHV only Â make Â those Â homeowners Â wealthier. Â On Â the Â other Â hand, Â there Â is Â virtually Â nonexistent Â homeownership Â among Â undocumented Â rural Â migrant Â workers Â due Â to Â the Â legal Â processes Â involved, Â the Â higher Â interest Â rates Â borne Â by Â subprime Â custom-Â HUVVLPSOHÂżQDQFLDOFRQVWUDLQWVDQGWKHIDFWWKDWDKRPHZRXOGEHDQXQZLVH asset Â to Â have Â in Â case Â of Â deportation. Â More Â broadly, Â academic Â research Â the Â eco-Â QRPLFHIIHFWVRIPLJUDQWZRUNHUVRQ&KLQHVHFLWLHVFDQEHEULHĂ€\VXPPDUL]HGE\ economistsâ€™ Â opinions Â on Â the Â matter: Â an Â overwhelming Â majority Â has Â consistently Â been Â in Â favor Â of Â migrant Â workers, Â whether Â documented Â or Â not. Â For Â example, Â in Â a Â Chinese Â Economist Â Association Â poll Â conducted Â in Â the Â 1990s Â of Â the Â most Â eminent Â HFRQRPLVWVRIWKHWLPHDJUHHGWKDWÂł>LOOHJDOUXUDOPLJUDQWZRUNHUV@KDYHD positive Â impact Â [on Â the Â urban Â Chinese Â economy]. Â In Â a Â 2006 Â Wall Â Street Â Journal Â survey Â of Â American Â economists, Â 44 Â of Â 46 Â believed Â the Â same. Â Most Â recently, Â Gov-Â HUQRURIWKH3HRSOHÂśV%DQNRI&KLQD:X0DLNHVWDWHGLQWKDWÂłWKHUHLVOLWWOH GRXEWWKDWXQDXWKRUL]HGWKDWLVLOOHJDOUXUDOPLJUDQWODERUKDVPDGHDVLJQLÂżFDQW contribution Â to Â the Â growth Â of Â our Â economy.â€? Â On Â balance, Â that Â undocumented Â rural Â migrant Â workers Â have Â a Â positive Â economic Â impact Â is Â categorical. :KLOH XQGRFXPHQWHG *XDQJ[L PLJUDQWV DV D PDUNHW IRUFH DOUHDG\ EHQHÂżW WKH provinceâ€™s Â urban Â economy, Â it Â is Â but Â a Â snapshot Â of Â their Â future Â importance. Â Cur-Â rently, Â the Â world Â faces Â demographic Â predicaments: Â Thomas Â Malthus Â was Â right Â where Â he Â mustnâ€™t Â be Â and Â wrong Â where Â a Â Malthusian Â scenario Â may Â now Â be Â prefer-Â able. Â Most Â poor Â regions Â have Â exceedingly Â high Â fertility Â rates Â that Â inhibit Â modern-Â ization. Â Simultaneously, Â precariously Â low Â birth Â rates Â in Â many Â developed Â nations Â threaten Â to Â overwhelm Â retirement Â schemes Â and Â social Â safety Â nets Â as Â well Â as Â retard Â *'3JURZWK<HWVHYHUDORIWKHIRUPHU6RYLHWUHSXEOLFVDVLGH&KLQDXQLTXHO\ will Â soon Â reap Â the Â last Â of Â its Â demographic Â dividends Â and Â may Â grow Â gray Â before Â it Â grows Â rich. Â Thanks Â to Â the Â one-Âchild Â policy, Â Chinese Â fertility Â rates Â are Â below Â replacement Â level, Â the Â labor Â force Â is Â predicted Â to Â start Â shrinking Â as Â soon Â as Â 2014, Â and Â the Â worker-Âretiree Â ratio Â is Â becoming Â increasingly Â skewed. Â This Â gives Â rise Â to Â so-Âcalled Â â€œsandwiched Â generationsâ€? Â of Â citizens Â who, Â due Â to Â both Â a Â shallow Â QDWLRQDO VDIHW\ QHW SURYLQFLDO RU PXQLFLSDO RQHV GRQÂśW H[LVW LQ *XDQJ[L DQG to Â Confucian Â dictates, Â must Â take Â care Â of Â their Â parents, Â their Â progeny, Â and Â pos-Â VLEO\WKHLUJUDQGSDUHQWVLHJHQHUDWLRQVEHWZHHQZKLFKWKH\DUHVDQGZLFKHG Moreover, Â Chinese Â modernization Â is Â being Â driven Â primarily Â by Â its Â cities Â and Â their Â H[SDQVLRQ<HWIHUWLOLW\UDWHVDUHHYHQORZHULQXUEDQDUHDV+HQFHDQLQĂ€X[RI undocumented Â rural Â migrants Â only Â serves Â to Â alleviate Â the Â demographic Â problems, Â particularly Â since Â most Â migrants Â are Â youthful Â and Â eager Â to Â work. Â Although Â the Â one-Âchild Â policy Â has Â produced Â fewer Â headaches Â for Â the Â Guangxi Â Zhuang Â Autono-Â mous Â Region Â because Â the Â policy Â is Â enforced Â with Â greater Â rigor Â for Â Han Â Chinese Â than Â for Â Zhuang Â minorities, Â the Â aforementioned Â holds Â true Â for Â the Â province, Â espe-Â cially Â as Â Guangxi Â cities Â like Â Guilin Â and Â Nanning Â are Â among Â the Â fastest-Âgrowing Â in Â China.
Â Still, Â unmoved Â opponents Â of Â undocumented Â rural Â migrant Â workers Â in Â the Â Guangxi Â Zhuang Â Autonomous Â Region Â will Â predictably Â raise Â this Â point Â of Â conten-Â WLRQHYHQLIZHJUDQWWKDWVXFKPLJUDQWVDUHEHQHÂżFLDOIRUWKHXUEDQHFRQRP\DV DZKROHGRWKH\QRWPHUHO\EHQHÂżWWKRVHDWWKHWRS"6XUHO\FKHDSODERULVDERRQ for Â avaricious Â corporations, Â but Â how Â would Â such Â dishonest Â competition Â help Â the Â average Â or Â the Â poor Â city-Âdweller? Â The Â crux Â of Â this Â argument Â is Â summarized Â hand-Â ily Â by Â local Â pundit Â Tian Â Zaimin: Â â€œI Â donâ€™t Â think Â you Â need Â a Â professor Â to Â understand Â that Â when Â you Â import Â substantial Â cheap Â labor, Â it Â displaces Â city Â workers.â€? Â Although Â 7LDQPD\QRWFDUHIRUSURIHVVRUV3URIHVVRU&KX%R:HQRI3HNLQJ8QLYHUVLW\KDV this Â to Â say Â after Â extended Â research Â on Â the Â issue: Â â€œevidence Â that Â illegal Â migrants Â harm Â opportunities Â in Â the Â cities Â is Â scant.â€? Â One Â of Â Chuâ€™s Â numerous Â studies Â focused Â RQWKHSHULRGIROORZLQJWKH+RQJ.RQJ+DQGRYHULQZKHQWKHFLW\UHYHUWHG WR&KLQHVHFRQWUROIURP%ULWLVK&URZQ&RORQ\VWDWXV)URPWRDS-Â proximately Â 225,000 Â unskilled Â Mainland Â Chinese, Â many Â of Â them Â undocumented, Â HQWHUHG+RQJ.RQJÂśVODERUPDUNHWLQFUHDVLQJWKHZRUNIRUFHE\VRPH<HW Chu Â found Â virtually Â no Â effect Â on Â unemployment Â rates Â either Â in Â general Â or Â for Â ORZVNLOOHG+RQJ.RQJZRUNHUV$V3URIHVVRU&KXGHWDLOHG+RQJ.RQJLVDFLW\ dominated Â by Â the Â service Â and Â information Â industries, Â with Â particular Â strengths Â as Â DÂżQDQFLDOFHQWHUDQGDWUDGLQJKXE7KHPDMRULW\RI+RQJ.RQJÂśVZRUNIRUFHLV highly Â skilled Â and Â therefore Â needs Â not Â compete Â with Â the Â immigrants. Â This Â can Â be Â extrapolated Â to Â a Â Guangxi Â context. Â While Â Guilin Â and Â Nanning Â are Â not Â as Â advanced Â as Â Hong Â Kong, Â the Â skill Â gap Â between Â residents Â of Â those Â cities Â and Â undocumented Â rural Â migrants Â is Â comparable Â to Â that Â between Â Hong Â Kongers Â and Â Mainland Â im-Â PLJUDQWV,QGHHGWKH&RPPXQLVW3DUW\DOORWVWKHPDMRULW\RILWVHGXFDWLRQEXGJHW to Â cities Â even Â though Â most Â Chinese Â are Â still Â rural, Â and Â in Â Guangxi, Â institutions Â of Â WHUWLDU\HGXFDWLRQH[LVWVROHO\LQWKHFLWLHV7KHGLYHUJHQFHWKHUHIRUHLVVLJQLÂż-Â cant Â and Â only Â seems Â to Â be Â widening Â as Â growth Â and Â economies Â of Â scale Â do Â their Â work. Â Still, Â prudence Â and Â fairness Â demand Â that Â Guangxiâ€™s Â unskilled Â city-Âdwellers Â comparable Â to Â undocumented Â rural Â migrants Â be Â accounted Â for. Â Even Â though Â ille-Â gal Â migrants Â do Â compete Â for Â the Â same Â jobs Â as Â unskilled Â city-Âdwellers, Â we Â must Â not Â IDOOYLFWLPWRWKHFODVVLF/XPSRI/DERU)DOODF\ZKLFKFRQWHQGVWKDWWKHDPRXQW of Â work Â is Â static Â by Â assuming Â employment Â as Â an Â exogenous Â variable. Â In Â other Â words, Â employment Â is Â not Â a Â zero-Âsum Â game, Â and Â illegal Â rural Â migrants Â actually Â create Â opportunities Â for Â even Â unskilled Â city Â residents. Â In Â fact, Â many Â businesses Â would Â not Â exist Â or Â would Â have Â to Â downsize Â if Â not Â for Â such Â migrants. Â Recall Â Ding Â Yun Â and Â Gubo Â Foods Â Co. Â Because Â of Â the Â availability Â of Â cheap Â labor, Â Gubo Â Foods Â GLGZHOODQGH[SDQGHG)LUVWDVWKHFRPSDQ\ZRXOGEHVLJQLÂżFDQWO\OHVVSURÂżW-Â able Â without Â illegal Â migrants, Â the Â unskilled Â Guilin Â workers Â who Â toil Â alongside Â Ding Â would Â also Â have Â to Â be Â laid Â off. Â Second, Â as Â Gubo Â Foods Â may Â not Â even Â exist Â without Â a Â supply Â of Â cheap Â labor, Â Ding Â is, Â to Â a Â large Â degree, Â competing Â with Â work-Â ers Â in Â the Â countryside Â rather Â than Â with Â city-Âdwellers. Â Had Â Ding Â not Â come Â over Â on Â the Â train, Â the Â foodstuffs Â probably Â would Â have. Â Third, Â when Â the Â company Â made Â or-Â ders Â for Â advanced Â equipment, Â it Â helped Â to Â maintain Â or Â create Â jobs Â for Â skilled Â city Â residents. Â When Â it Â hired Â more Â managers, Â jobs Â were Â created Â for Â educated Â Guilin Â people. Â There Â is, Â therefore, Â a Â net Â increase Â in Â job Â creation. Â Fourth, Â a Â basic Â concept Â LQ HFRQRPLFV NQRZQ DV WKH /XGGLWH )DOODF\ LV DW SOD\7KLV IDOODF\ ZDV RULJL-Â nally Â used Â to Â explain Â why Â advances Â in Â productivity Â made Â possible Â by Â technology Â would Â not Â decrease Â employment. Â As Â economist Â Alex Â Tabarrok Â summarizes, Â when Â costs Â of Â goods Â decline, Â demand Â for Â the Â goods Â increases. Â As Â a Â result, Â the Â demand Â for Â workers Â to Â produce Â these Â goods Â will Â not Â decrease. Â This Â very Â much Â applies Â to Â Guangxiâ€™s Â undocumented Â rural Â migrants, Â as Â their Â low Â wages Â translate Â into Â low Â prices Â for Â consumers. Â After Â examining Â a Â multitude Â of Â factors, Â we Â cannot Â escape Â the Â conclusion Â that Â undocumented Â rural Â migrant Â workers Â do Â not Â increase Â the Â un-Â employment Â rates Â of Â unskilled Â Guangxi Â city Â workers, Â while Â they Â actually Â have Â a Â modest Â effect Â in Â creating Â jobs Â for Â skilled Â city-Âdwellers. Â In Â closing, Â let Â it Â be Â said Â in Â no Â equivocal Â terms Â that Â the Â allegations Â made Â against Â undocumented Â rural Â migrant Â workers Â in Â the Â Guangxi Â Zhuang Â Autono-Â mous Â Region Â are Â false. Â Meanwhile, Â the Â ways Â in Â which Â they Â positively Â contribute Â to Â the Â urban Â and Â provincial Â economy Â have Â been Â understated Â at Â best. Â If Â we Â are Â to Â trust Â academic Â research Â over Â baseless Â demagogic Â assumptions, Â it Â will Â become Â readily Â apparent Â that Â they Â have Â a Â net Â positive Â impact Â on Â employment, Â alleviate Â demographic Â problems, Â and Â keep Â prices Â low Â and Â the Â economy Â growing. Â
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Girlsâ€™ Â Varsity Â Soccer Captains Â Annie Â Weis Â and Â Emily Â Nguyen Â are Â very Â happy Â with Â the Â amount Â of Â heart Â that Â all Â the Â girls Â put Â into Â every Â single Â game Â and Â practice Â every Â day. Â They Â have Â had Â nail-Âbiting Â losses Â to Â much Â bigger Â teams Â such Â as Â Santa Â Clara, Â Grace Â Brethren, Â and Â Vasquez. Â They Â play Â with Â persistence Â and Â have Â put Â on Â a Â late Â comeback Â show Â many Â times Â over Â the Â course Â of Â their Â arduous Â season, Â giving Â rise Â to Â spectacular Â goals Â such Â as Â the Â Annie Â Weis Â Free-Âkick Â goal Â from Â 25 Â yards Â RXWDJDLQVW9DVTXH]7KRXJKWKH\ORVWWKHLUÂłDZD\Â´JDPHWR/DJXQDWKH/DG\ 5DPVVTXDVKHGWKH7RDGVDWKRPHRQ6DWXUGD\ WRHYHQXSWKHLUUHFRUGDQG DOVRWDNHDOHDSWRZDUGVWKH&RQGRU/HDJXH&KDPSLRQVKLS%HVLGHVRIFRXUVH WKHUHJXODUFDWKDUWLFUHOHDVHWKDWZHDOOIHHOIURPDJRRGWRDGVTXDVKLQJ
6FRWW6LQFODLUVHQLRUDQGPHPEHURIRQO\IRXUYDUVLW\VTXDGVLVEHVWNQRZQDV WKH-92O\PSLDQ What Â is Â it Â like Â being Â a Â perennial Â JV Â athlete? Honestly, Â I Â think Â itâ€™s Â more Â fun Â than Â playing Â on Â varsity. Â While Â the Â varsity Â squads Â are Â of Â a Â much Â higher Â quality Â and Â intensity, Â the Â JV Â level Â is Â still Â competitive Â while Â being Â laidback. Â I Â enjoy Â being Â the Â â€œappetizerâ€? Â for Â the Â varsity Â games. What Â has Â been Â you Â favorite Â JV Â team? I Â would Â have Â to Â say Â that Â the Â JV Â soccer Â team Â during Â the Â 2010-Â2011 Â year Â was Â my Â IDYRULWHWHDP7KHVHQLRUVZHKDG<DK:HKQHU ZHUHVRPHRIEHVWJX\VWREH around Â and Â our Â team Â was Â actually Â quite Â skilled. Â Of Â course Â our Â quality Â coaches Â 6ZDLQHUDQG3DXO\'DUHIXQWREHDURXQGDQGWKH\PDNHXVDOOWKHEHWWHU$QG ZHKDGDVKDUHG&RQGRU/HDJXHWLWOHWKDW\HDU
Boysâ€™ Â Basketball This Â season, Â the Â menâ€™s Â basketball Â team Â accomplished Â things Â that Â have Â rarely Â or Â never Â been Â done Â before. Â In Â the Â preseason, Â Cate Â Rams Â beat Â Carpinteria Â for Â the Â ÂżUVWWLPHLQ\HDUVLQDQRYHUWLPHWKULOOHU0RUHRYHU&DWHEHDW%HVDQW+LOOD school Â that Â has Â consistently Â dominated Â the Â league Â with Â talent Â from Â Cameroon. Â Notably, Â Thys Â Northup Â once Â again Â has Â had Â an Â outstanding Â season, Â putting Â the Â team Â on Â his Â back Â day Â in Â and Â day Â out. Â Every Â player Â on Â the Â team Â has Â improved Â his Â game. Â Their Â most Â memorable Â quote Â from Â this Â season Â is: Spencer Â Shapiro: Â â€œCan Â someone Â scratch Â my Â cast Â for Â me?â€? Thacher Â is Â the Â teamâ€™s Â biggest Â rival, Â having Â closely Â lost Â to Â them Â away. Â By Â the Â time Â you Â read Â this, Â the Â Cateâ€™s Â position Â will Â have Â been Â determined.
What Â is Â your Â fondest Â JV Â memory? Iâ€™ll Â go Â with Â the Â victory Â at Â Thacher Â last Â year. Â We Â played Â hard, Â beat Â Carson Â 7KDFKHUFDSWDLQ DQGKDGDJUHDWWHDPZLQ:HVTXDVKHGWKHPWRDGV Any Â advice Â for Â rising Â JV Â athletes? Donâ€™t Â be Â afraid Â to Â be Â on Â JV. Â It Â shouldnâ€™t Â be Â a Â stigma Â of Â embarrassment Â but Â a Â sign Â of Â excellence. Â You Â are Â a Â rising Â Cate Â athlete! Â Work Â hard, Â and Â maybe Â youâ€™ll Â be Â on Â YDUVLW\QH[W\HDU8QOLNHPH
sports Girlsâ€™ Â Varsity Â Basketball 'DQLHOOH Âł'0RQH\Â´ *UD\ KDV ÂżQDOO\ clawed Â her Â way Â out Â of Â her Â shell Â and Â be-Â come Â the Â tenacious Â player Â we Â were Â all Â KRSLQJIRU$OORIWKH/DG\5DPVÂśORVV-Â es Â have Â been Â close Â with Â the Â exception Â RI WZR JDPHV WKHLU ÂżUVW DJDLQVW 3URYL-Â GHQFH +DOO DQG WKHLU ÂżUVW DJDLQVW &DUS In Â the Â next Â game, Â they Â will Â be Â looking Â to Â squash Â the Â toads Â in Â order Â to Â make Â some Â room Â for Â themselves Â in Â the Â playoff Â hunt. Â Â Their Â season Â has Â been Â successful Â â€œmost-Â ly Â because Â this Â team Â feels Â more Â like Â a Â family Â than Â just Â a Â group Â of Â random Â girls Â forced Â to Â spend Â hours Â on Â end Â with Â each Â other Â six Â out Â of Â seven Â days Â a Â week,â€? Â says Â Girlsâ€™ Â Varsity Â Water Â Polo Captain Â Grace Â Dickman. The Â girlsâ€™ Â varsity Â water Â polo Â team Â has Â had Â a Â successful Â season Â with Â bits Â of Â heart-Â Squash break Â including Â intense, Â close Â losses Â to Â strong Â teams Â like Â San Â Ynez Â and Â our Â cross-Â The Â Squash Â team Â has Â been Â on Â the Â road Â as Â usual, Â bringing Â home Â much Â success, Â in-Â town Â rivals, Â the Â Carpinteria Â Warriors. Â Otherwise, Â they Â have Â seen Â much Â action Â in Â cluding Â the Â astounding Â undefeated Â record Â Bowen Â Baker Â still Â holds Â for Â the Â season. Â WKHSRROOHDGWRFRQYLQFLQJYLFWRULHVSURGXFLQJVFRUHVOLNHDQG With Â a Â transition Â of Â coaches, Â the Â team Â has Â continued Â Cateâ€™s Â remarkable Â ratio Â of Â 7KHLUYRFDOVHQLRUFDSWDLQ/HODWKH:DOOKDVEHHQFRQVLVWHQWO\SXWWLQJWKHWHDP games Â won Â to Â games Â lost, Â competing Â in Â places Â as Â far Â away Â as Â Â San Â Francisco Â and Â RQKHUEDFNPDNLQJVSHFWDFXODUVDYHVZLWKFDWOLNHUHĂ€H[HVLQWKHZDWHU)RUWX-Â 3RUWODQG-XQLRU)HOL[3DVDURZFRPPHQWVWKDWÂłHYHU\RQHVHHPVWREHLQEHWWHU nately Â for Â the Â team, Â they Â have Â seen Â much Â more Â than Â just Â glimmers Â of Â hope Â and Â VKDSHSUREDEO\EHFDXVHRIWKHPRUHLQWHQVLÂżHGFRQGLWLRQLQJWKDWZHGRWKLVVHD-Â talent Â from Â many Â of Â the Â underclassmen, Â including Â Chloe Â King, Â Caroline Â Mont-Â son,â€? Â and Â that Â â€œeven Â though Â Squash Â is Â an Â individual Â competition Â and Â not Â strictly Â JRPHU\DQG6RSKLD6RULDQR:LWKDQDOPRVWHYHQUHFRUG WKHJLUOVORRNWR a Â team Â sport, Â the Â team Â gets Â along Â incredibly Â well Â and Â is Â fun Â to Â be Â around Â on Â the Â improve Â against Â Oaks Â Christian, Â a Â much-Âanticipated Â upset Â that Â we Â would Â all Â like Â long Â road Â trips Â that Â we Â go Â on Â frequently.â€? to Â see.
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Boysâ€™ Â Varsity Â Soccer Â Update The Â boysâ€™ Â varsity Â soccer Â team Â has Â its Â own Â silly Â rituals. Â We Â always Â meet Â in Â the Â locker Â room Â no Â matter Â what. Â And Â while Â all Â of Â us Â get Â dressed Â for Â the Â game, Â and Â ZKLOH)LUHVWRQHDQG/H\/H\DUHVODSSLQJHDFKRWKHUDQGSXVKLQJ7\OHU'RXJODV in Â the Â back, Â the Â mostly Â sane Â rest Â of Â the Â team Â is Â casually Â listening Â to Â the Â words Â of Â LQVSLUDWLRQWKDW.DW\3HUU\SXWLQWRKHUVRQJV7KHFRDFKHVXVXDOO\FRPHLQDERXW ÂżYHPLQXWHVEHIRUHZHKDYHWRKLWWKHSLWFKDQGUHPLQGXVRIRXUJDPHSODQDQG usually Â our Â formation Â and Â starting Â line Â up. Â Our Â motto Â this Â year Â has Â been Â â€œOne Â game Â at Â a Â timeâ€? Â which Â really Â suits Â our Â situation, Â where Â the Â Thacher Â game Â (away Â RQ FDQVWLOOGHWHUPLQHWKHOHDGIRUWKH&RQGRU/HDJXH:HKDYHEHHQFRQ-Â stantly Â reminded Â by Â our Â injury-Âridden Â squad Â that Â we Â must Â play Â our Â type Â of Â soccer Â and Â play Â our Â hardest Â even Â when Â we Â are Â without Â some Â of Â our Â players Â in Â some Â of Â our Â toughest Â games. Â The Â boysâ€™ Â varsity Â soccer Â team Â also Â has Â multiple Â rules, Â Rule Â Number Â One Â being Â â€œAll Â goals Â are Â for Â E.N.â€? Â We Â now Â donâ€™t Â condone Â the Â usual Â practice Â of Â â€œbeating Â up Â on Â the Â freshmen,â€? Â which Â is Â good Â news Â for Â the Â four Â fresh-Â men Â on Â the Â team Â this Â year. Â Our Â goal Â is Â to Â go Â all Â the Â way Â to Â the Â Regionals Â (well Â into Â 6SULQJ%UHDN ZKLFKZRXOGXOWLPDWHO\SXWXVDWWKHWRSRIWKHVWDWH
sports Thirds Soccer Matthew Â Rodman Â â€™14 2XUVFKRROLVNQRZQIRULWVH[FHOOHQWVRFFHUSURJUDP3HRSOHKHDUDERXW the Â victories Â and Â accolades Â garnered Â by Â our Â menâ€™s Â varsity Â team, Â but Â we Â rarely Â hear Â about Â our Â jolly Â menâ€™s Â thirds Â team Â (with Â the Â exception Â of Â Coach Â Kelloggâ€™s Â FDSWLYDWLQJ DFFRXQW RI RXU 7KDFKHU VKRZGRZQ $V \RXÂśOO ÂżQG RXW WKRXJK thereâ€™s Â a Â lot Â to Â be Â said Â about Â this Â team. 7KLUGVVRFFHULVGHÂżQLWHO\DQHQWHUWDLQLQJJURXSZLWK.HOORJJGHVFULE-Â LQJLWDVÂłDJRRI\UDJWDJEXQFKRIPLVÂżWVÂ´ZKRDUHKDYLQJDJRRGWLPHDQG learning Â to Â play. Â As Â the Â team Â manager, Â I Â have Â to Â agree Â with Â Kellogg Â and Â say Â that Â theyâ€™ve Â been Â learning Â at Â a Â quick Â rate Â and Â having Â fun Â the Â entire Â time. Â They Â can Â XVXDOO\EHVSRWWHGDWRSWKHEDVHEDOOÂżHOGSDVVLQJEORFNLQJDQGVFRULQJJRDOV 2WKHUWLPHVWKH\DUHVFULPPDJLQJRQDELJJHUÂżHOGRUSOD\LQJVRPHRWKHUWHDPV on Â campus. Â Two Â of Â the Â best-Âknown Â battles Â that Â occurred Â are Â thirds Â soccer Â vs. Â Fit-Â ness Â and Â thirds Â soccer Â vs. Â womenâ€™s Â JV Â soccer. Â When Â thirds Â soccer Â played Â Fit-Â ness, Â both Â sides Â pushed Â themselves Â to Â the Â limit. Â And Â though Â the Â battle Â was Â well-Â IRXJKW)LWQHVVGHIHDWHGWKLUGVVRFFHULQWKHHQG $OLWWOHZKLOHODWHUWKLUGV soccer Â took Â on Â a Â game Â against Â womenâ€™s Â JV Â soccer. Â But, Â in Â this Â game, Â thirds Â VRFFHUHQGHGXSZLQQLQJWKHPDWFKHDUQLQJLWVÂżUVWZLQRIWKHVHDVRQ Time Â has Â passed Â now, Â and Â the Â winter Â sports Â season Â is Â just Â about Â over Â for Â most Â WHDPV1HYHUWKHOHVV,UHFHQWO\VDWGRZQZLWK1LN3DMRXKRQHRIWKHVRSKRPRUH players Â on Â the Â team Â and Â a Â team Â captain, Â and Â asked Â him Â a Â few Â questions Â about Â how Â everything Â was Â going Â with Â thirds Â soccer. Â This Â is Â how Â the Â interview Â went:
Coach''S Corner Eliza Â Giles Â â€™13 Â Coaches Â Jana Â Ransom Â and Â Mr. Â Masker Â have Â been Â silently Â building Â one Â of Â the Â most Â underrated Â teams Â on Â campus: Â girlsâ€™ Â JV Â basketball. Â Maybe Â you Â hadnâ€™t Â heard, Â but Â these Â fourteen Â spirited Â girls Â have Â racked Â up Â six Â wins Â this Â season! Â To Â instruct Â this Â ever Â improving Â team, Â Co-ÂCoach Â Jim Â Masker Â uses Â his Â basketball Â H[SHULHQFH,NQRZZLWKKLVKHLJKW,ZDVVXUSULVHGWRR IURPKLJKVFKRRODQG college Â as Â well Â as Â his Â experience Â working Â alongside Â many Â great Â Cate Â basketball Â coaches Â over Â the Â past Â twenty-Âthree Â years. Â On Â the Â other Â hand, Â Coach Â Jana Â is Â in Â KHUÂżUVWVHDVRQRIFRDFKLQJDW&DWHEXWOLNHWKHSURVKHZDVZKHQVKHSOD\HG in Â high Â school, Â she Â has Â guided Â and Â â€œcounseledâ€? Â the Â girls Â through Â their Â winning Â season. Â This Â duo Â has Â immensely Â enjoyed Â watching Â the Â players Â improve Â while Â keeping Â a Â good-Âhumored Â disposition. Â The Â dedicated Â players Â live Â by Â the Â motto Â â€œalways Â classy Â on Â the Â courtâ€? Â and Â balance Â tenacity Â with Â sportsmanship. Â Â Both Â coaches Â have Â fostered Â what Â they Â say Â is Â their Â girlsâ€™ Â biggest Â strength-Â-Âcommit-Â ment Â and Â camaraderie Â within Â the Â team-Â-Âand Â look Â forward Â to Â using Â this Â attitude Â and Â their Â skill Â to Â round Â off Â the Â season Â with Â two Â wins Â over Â the Â Toads. Â What Â is Â another Â goal Â for Â GJVB? Â Mr. Â Masker Â says, Â â€œSeeing Â Jean Â Shen Â dunk Â the Â ball Â at Â some Â point Â during Â the Â season!â€? Â Good Â luck, Â Jean, Â and Â go Â JV Â basketball! Â I Â may Â be Â biased, Â but Â I Â believe Â that Â Coach Â Holmes Â and Â Coach Â Wood Â are Â the Â best Â Girlsâ€™ Â Varsity Â Soccer Â coaches Â at Â Cate. Â Mr. Â Wood Â has Â a Â wealth Â of Â ex-Â perience, Â having Â played Â soccer Â both Â in Â college Â and Â on Â his Â company Â team Â as Â an Â adult Â in Â Tokyo. Â He Â has Â applied Â his Â knowledge Â of Â every Â aspect Â of Â the Â game Â since Â KLVÂżUVW\HDUDW&DWHLQDQGKDVFRDFKHGDOPRVWHYHU\VRFFHUWHDPDWWKH VFKRRO7KH+ROPHV:RRGWHDPÂżUVWFDPHWRWKHÂżHOGLQWKHVHDVRQDQG WRRNWKH&RQGRU/HDJXHE\VWRUP0UV+ROPHVFRPSOHPHQWHG&RDFK:RRGÂśV booming Â motivation Â and Â enthusiasm Â with Â her Â genius Â and Â determined Â presence. Â +HDG&RDFK+ROPHVKDVEHHQOLYLQJDQGEUHDWKLQJVRFFHUHYHUVLQFHWKHÂżUVW \HDUDJLUOVÂśWHDPZDVLQLWLDWHGLQKHUKRPHWRZQLQ)URPWKHUHVKHSOD\HG on Â her Â high Â school Â team Â and Â in Â college Â at Â Colby. Â Soccer Â season Â is Â something Â they Â both Â look Â forward Â to Â every Â year, Â and Â they Â have Â immensely Â enjoyed Â the Â de-Â sire Â to Â learn Â and Â resiliency Â found Â in Â this Â yearâ€™s Â squad Â of Â mixed Â experience. Â The Â team Â started Â the Â season Â with Â a Â tournament Â as Â a Â baseline Â for Â progress, Â and Â the Â girls Â took Â the Â opportunity Â and Â from Â then Â on Â made Â each Â a Â game Â a Â collective Â ef-Â fort Â with Â no Â giving Â up. Â For Â practice, Â the Â coaches Â say Â that Â their Â favorite Â and Â most Â effective Â drill Â is Â the Â recovery Â drill Â to Â strengthen Â the Â girlsâ€™ Â ball Â movement Â and Â communication. Â They Â also Â enjoy, Â and Â are Â skilled Â at, Â coming Â up Â with Â innovative Â new Â drills, Â such Â as Â dynamic Â stretching Â and Â â€œgarbage Â manâ€? Â to Â avoid Â repetition. Â These Â are Â dedicated Â and Â caring Â coaches Â that Â look Â forward Â to Â practice Â daily Â and, Â DVDOZD\VKDYHKLJKKRSHVIRUWKHWHDPÂżQLVKLQJWKHLQWHUOHDJXHVHDVRQVWURQJ as Â Condor Â Champions Â while Â staying Â healthy Â in Â order Â to Â go Â further Â into Â the Â com-Â SHWLWLYHSOD\RIIV*RRGOXFNÂżQLVKLQJRXWWKHVHDVRQJLUOVÂśYDUVLW\VRFFHUDQG thank Â you Â for Â your Â committed Â coaching, Â Coach Â Holmes Â and Â Coach Â Wood!
Matthew: Â How Â do Â you Â like Â thirds Â soccer Â this Â year? 3DMRXK,WÂśVJUHDW,ORYHHYHU\RQHRQWKHWHDPDQGZHÂśUHDOOOXFN\WRKDYH.HO-Â logg Â as Â a Â coach. Matthew: Â How Â does Â it Â compare Â to Â last Â year? 3DMRXK:HOOXQIRUWXQDWHO\ZHÂśUHQRWZLQQLQJDVPDQ\JDPHVDVODVW\HDU%XW after Â all, Â itâ€™s Â thirds, Â where Â we Â all Â come Â to Â learn Â the Â game Â of Â soccer. Matthew: Â Howâ€™s Â our Â team Â compared Â to Â last Â year? 3DMRXK2XUWHDPLVJUHDW3HRSOHWKLV\HDUDUHFRPLQJLQZLWKWKHPHQWDOLW\ that Â they Â want Â to Â learn Â soccer. Â Though Â weâ€™re Â not Â winning Â as Â many Â games Â as Â last Â year, Â everyone Â knows Â that Â after Â a Â strong Â year Â with Â Kellogg, Â we Â will Â be Â a Â much Â stronger Â soccer Â team. Â I Â also Â got Â to Â talk Â with Â Coach Â Kellogg Â about Â thirds Â soccer. Â He Â was Â ener-Â getic Â and Â excited Â when Â it Â came Â to Â talking Â about Â thirds Â soccer Â (what Â he Â calls Â â€œThe Â 7UH\Â´ Matthew: Â How Â do Â you Â like Â coaching Â thirds Â this Â year? Kellogg: Â I Â love Â it. Â Â Weâ€™re Â starting Â to Â come Â together Â as Â a Â team, Â which Â is Â really Â gratifying. Matthew: Â Whatâ€™s Â different Â between Â coaching Â boys Â and Â coaching Â girls? Kellogg: Â Theyâ€™re Â really Â not Â that Â different Â at Â all, Â actually. Â Â Our Â goals Â are Â the Â VDPHGHYHORSLQJVNLOOVDQGÂżWQHVVZKLOHOHDUQLQJWRZRUNWRJHWKHUDQGKDYLQJ a Â good Â time. Â Â Matthew: Â Are Â you Â looking Â forward Â to Â our Â game Â against Â Thacher Â coming Â up Â soon? Kellogg: Â I Â love Â playing Â those Â guys. Â Comparable Â programs Â are Â hard Â for Â us Â to Â ÂżQGDQGWKH\ÂśUHULJKWDWWKHVDPHOHYHODVZHDUHDQGKDYHWKHVDPHYDOXHV 7KHLUFRDFKDOVRDSK\VLFVWHDFKHU LVDJUHDWJX\DQGWKHLUNLGVDUHRXWWKHUH to Â have Â fun Â and Â compete Â hard. Also, Â they Â cry Â bitter Â tears Â when Â we Â beat Â them. Â 8QIRUWXQDWHO\ RQ )HEUXDU\ VW ZKHQ &DWHÂśV WKLUGV WHDP SOD\HG Thacherâ€™s, Â the Â toads Â did Â not Â cry Â bitter Â tears. Â Despite Â our Â playersâ€™ Â admirable Â ef-Â forts, Â Thacher Â came Â out Â on Â top Â with Â a Â score Â of Â 6-Â0. Â A Â notable Â mention Â goes Â to Â 3HWHU.LPWKHVWDUVZHHSHUZKRZDVLQMXUHGLQWKLVJDPHDQGDOVRWR1LFN Burns Â and Â James Â Armstrong, Â the Â goalies Â who Â made Â many Â saves, Â keeping Â the Â score Â a Â lot Â lower Â than Â it Â could Â have Â been.
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Jean Â Shen Â â€™14 to Â a Â website Â or Â that Â search Â engines Â eliminate Â links Â to Â it Â â€” Â without Â even Â entering Â a Â courtroom. Â Critics Â believe Â that Â copyright Â holders Â already Â abuse Â the Â existing Â copyright Â infringement Â tools Â that Â require Â websites Â to Â take Â down Â improper Â content Â and Â empha-Â size Â that Â these Â problems Â would Â be Â dramatically Â es-Â FDODWHGE\623$DQG3,3$$OVRWKH\PDNHDYDOLG point Â when Â they Â say Â the Â language Â in Â the Â bill Â is Â vague Â and Â could Â spark Â the Â shutdown Â of Â many Â websites Â that Â accidentally Â use Â snippets Â of Â copyrighted Â material Â that Â they Â believed Â were Â available Â for Â free Â under Â â€œfair Â useâ€? Â standards. Â Not Â to Â mention Â the Â risk Â of Â Facebook, Â Twit-Â ter, Â and Â other Â social Â media Â sites Â being Â shut Â down. Â Overall, Â itâ€™s Â a Â good Â thing Â that Â all Â those Â petitions Â and Â blackouts Â didnâ€™t Â go Â to Â waste!
Opinion Formal Dinner : What 's the take on it
The Old vs. The New Alexis Â Hill Â â€™13 Â Once Â upon Â a Â time Â there Â was Â a Â batâ€”a Â batID-Â OR! Â It Â may Â seem Â like Â those Â Ă€DVK\ YLGHR DQQRXQFH-Â ments Â and Â enthusiastic Â pa-Â perboys/girls Â have Â been Â at Â Cate Â since Â forever Â ago, Â but Â there Â was Â a Â time Â when Â the Â Mesa Â was Â not Â blessed Â by Â the Â existence Â of Â the Â gloriousâ€”dare Â I Â say, Â divineâ€” Â bea-Â con Â of Â light, Â hope, Â wisdom, Â and, Â generally, Â all Â that Â is Â good: Â El Â Batidor. Â /HWXVVWDUWZLWKVRPHEDVLFHW\PRORJ\7KRVHRI\RXLQ6SDQLVKRUMXVW ZLWK,QWHUQHWDFFHVV ZLOONQRZWKDWÂł(O%DWLGRUÂ´PHDQVÂłWKHRXWULGHUÂ´ZKLFK KDVWKHGRXEOHPHDQLQJRI DQHVFRUWRQKRUVHEDFNDFFRPSDQ\LQJDYHKLFOH DQG DSHUVRQRUWKLQJSUHFHGLQJDQRWKHU1RWRQO\GRHVWKHQHZVSDSHUQDPHG and Â created Â in Â 1919, Â serve Â as Â a Â protector, Â or Â escort, Â of Â the Â popular Â opinion, Â but Â it Â is Â also Â at Â the Â forefront Â of Â controversy Â at Â Cate. Â Often Â times, Â issues Â (newspaper Â SXQ UHSRUWHGRQLQ(O%DWZLOOEHDGGUHVVHGE\WKHDGPLQLVWUDWLRQDVLWLVD GLUHFWUHĂ€HFWLRQRIZKDWWKHVWXGHQWVZDQWDQGWKLQNZKLFKLVZK\ÂłEDWLGRUÂ´ seems Â to Â be Â a Â perfect Â choice Â in Â name. Â Â But Â enough Â of Â linguistics Â and Â useless Â trivia! Â We Â want Â drama! Â Intrigue! Â )ODVKEDFNWR(O%DWRIWKHVDQGHDUO\V\RXÂśUHĂ€LSSLQJSDVWIHDWXUHVRQ WKHQHZ&,)FKDPSLRQVERULQJ DQGDQHGLWRULDOSLHFHRQGLQLQJKDOOIRRGDOVR ERULQJ ZKHQ\RXUHDFKZKDW\RXKDYHEHHQVRGHVSHUDWHO\VHDUFKLQJIRUWKH 9DOHQWLQHÂśV'D\Âł/RYH&ROXPQÂ´ZKHUHQRWRQO\DUHDOOWKH&DWHFRXSOHVRXWOLQHG DQGZKRVFRUHGWKHODWHVWÂłVFDPÂ´Â˛DVN0V%URZQOHHDERXWWKDWWHUPLQRORJ\ but Â even Â photos Â of Â the Â puppy Â love Â are Â included! Â Relationships Â were Â nothing Â to Â be Â ashamed Â of, Â and Â certainly Â nothing Â to Â exclude Â from Â printing. Â Â Our Â newspaper Â wasnâ€™t Â always Â nice, Â either. Â Sitting Â in Â the Â archives, Â breathing Â in Â the Â musk Â of Â print Â under Â the Â watchful Â eyes Â of Â my Â buddy Â Curtis, Â I Â VWXPEOHGXSRQVRPHLQNRQVWXGHQWVDQGIDFXOW\DOLNHWKDWGHÂżQLWHO\ZRXOGQÂśW Ă€\ XQGHU WKH FXUUHQW PDQDJHPHQW DQG QR WKDW ZDVQÂśW GLUHFWHG DW \RX 0U 0DFN $URXQG&KULVWPDVWLPHWKURXJKWKHHGLWLRQVRIWKHVÂł6DQWDÂśV%DJÂ´ would Â be Â published. Â While Â it Â sounds Â like Â a Â cutesy, Â spirited Â editorial Â piece, Â really Â the Â â€œgiftsâ€? Â given Â to Â members Â of Â the Â community Â were Â usually Â a Â harsh Â look Â at Â the Â personâ€™s Â faults. Â Some Â examples: Â for Â Christmas, Â certain Â students Â â€œshould Â haveâ€? Â EHHQJLYHQÂłUHVSHFWÂŤIRUDGD\Â´ÂłDQ\WKLQJWRÂżOOWKHYRLGÂ´RUHYHQZRUVHÂłD lobotomy.â€? Â Yikes. Â If Â you Â thought Â that Â the Â rumor Â mill Â is Â ruthless Â today, Â imagine Â being Â in Â the Â graduating Â class Â of Â 1985 Â and Â being Â predicted Â to Â be Â a Â child Â molester Â or Â a Â gynecologist Â 20 Â years Â from Â graduation. Â (Funnily Â enough, Â that Â one Â student Â DFWXDOO\GLGEHFRPHDJ\QHFRORJLVWÂŤ
Â Then Â there Â are Â those Â parts Â of Â El Â Bat Â that Â NEVER Â change: Â articles Â on Â QHZWHDFKHUVWKHP\ULDGRISULQWRQVWUHVVÂ˛VSHFLÂżFDOO\FROOHJHVWUHVVGUDPD about Â prefect-Âship, Â and Â the Â resounding Â lack Â of Â excitement Â upon Â the Â hill. Â Here Â are Â some Â titles Â spanning Â from Â the Â 60s Â to Â 80s Â that Â will Â probably Â seem Â all Â too Â fa-Â PLOLDU-XQLRUV6WDUWWR([SHULHQFH&ROOHJH3UHVVXUH'D\6WXGHQWV'LVJUXQWOHG DUHQÂśWWKH\DOZD\V" &KDSHO7DONV9DU\:LGHO\WKLVZULWHUZDVFOHDUO\D FUHDWLYHJHQLXVLQWKHWLWOHGHSDUWPHQW DQGP\SHUVRQDOIDYRULWHKHDGOLQHIURP all Â of Â the Â issues Â I Â saw: Â Second Â Dance Â â€œHighly Â Successful.â€? Â We Â can Â laugh Â about Â the Â triteness Â of Â those, Â and Â the Â hilarity Â of Â the Â technologically Â skeptical Â opinion Â VHFWLRQ&RPSXWHUÂśV$UULYDO&DXVHV&RQWURYHUV\DQG$Q(QLJPDWLF)LUHZDOO but Â history Â repeats Â itself, Â and Â our Â writing, Â if Â it Â doesnâ€™t Â already, Â will Â seem Â just Â as Â outdated Â and Â silly Â in Â just Â a Â few Â short Â years. Â Even Â this Â article, Â writing Â in Â El Â Bat Â about Â what Â used Â to Â be Â written Â in Â El Â Bat, Â has Â actually Â already Â been Â written Â about Â LQ(O%DWÂŤGRQÂśWKXUW\RXUVHOIWKLQNLQJDERXWWKDWRQH $OORIWKLVLVWRVD\WKDWEHLQJUHWURVSHFWLYHRQFHLQDZKLOHLV ORWV RIIXQDQG DZD\RIUHHYDOXDWLQJRXUGHFLVLRQVDQGUHFRJQL]LQJWKDWZHDUH KDUGO\WKHÂżUVWWRGRDQ\WKLQJ:HDUHLQVLJQLÂżFDQWKXPDQWHHQDJHUVZKRKDYH no Â idea Â that Â we Â are Â not Â invincible. Â That Â said, Â El Â Batidor Â has Â never Â looked Â so Â good.
Michael Â Revord Â â€™14
Â Every Â Thursday Â night, Â the Â entire Â school Â gathers Â in Â the Â theatre Â for Â a Â WKLUW\PLQXWHSHUIRUPDQFHIROORZHGE\DQKRXURIIRUPDOGLQQHU3HUIRUPDQFHV range Â from Â singers Â and Â bands Â to Â speeches Â and Â presentations. Â Formal Â dinner Â is Â assigned Â seating Â with Â new Â rotations Â every Â two Â weeks. Â While Â formal Â dinner Â may Â seem Â like Â a Â civilized Â time Â for Â students Â and Â faculty Â to Â meet Â formally Â and Â avoid Â the Â loud, Â casual Â dinnertime Â setting Â of Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â week, Â some Â students Â be-Â lieve Â formal Â dinner Â takes Â up Â too Â much Â time. Â One Â general Â notion Â about Â convoca-Â tion Â is Â that Â not Â a Â single Â student Â enjoys Â the Â performance. Â When Â asked Â how Â many Â VWXGHQWVKHWKRXJKWOLNHGFRQYRFDWLRQDQDQRQ\PRXV/LGRUHVLGHQWDQVZHUHG â€œZero.â€? Â This Â notion Â that Â no Â one Â enjoys Â the Â time Â is Â simply Â untrue. Â In Â a Â recent Â survey Â of Â students, Â more Â than Â half Â responded Â that Â that Â enjoyed Â Convocation. Â But Â when Â asked Â what Â best Â describes Â most Â convocations, Â most Â students Â answered, Â â€œBoring.â€? Â These Â results Â donâ€™t Â make Â much Â sense-Â-Âwhy Â would Â most Â people Â say Â WKDWWKH\HQMR\FRQYRFDWLRQEXWDOVRGHVFULEHLWDVERULQJ"3HUKDSVWKHVWXGHQW body Â is Â too Â close-Âminded Â when Â it Â comes Â to Â thinking Â about Â why Â people Â truly Â enjoy Â convocation. Â It Â may Â not Â be Â the Â performance Â itself-Â-Âperhaps Â the Â idea Â of Â an Â entire Â school Â gathering Â in Â formal Â dress Â is Â important Â to Â many Â students. 8QIRUWXQDWHO\ IRUPDO GLQQHU GLG QRW IDOO XQGHU WKLV FDWHJRU\ :KLOH convocation Â is Â interesting Â and Â an Â important Â gathering Â point, Â it Â is Â followed Â by Â another Â hour-Âlong Â commitment. Â Formal Â dinner Â was Â voted Â as Â boring Â by Â more Â WKDQ RI WKH VWXGHQWV DQG YRWHG WKDW WKH\ GLGQÂśW OLNH IRUPDO GLQQHU These Â results Â are Â far Â more Â critical Â than Â those Â for Â the Â convocation Â survey. Â The Â answer Â to Â this Â issue Â could Â be Â due Â to Â how Â long Â the Â two Â commitments Â are. Â When Â DVNHGDERXW7KXUVGD\VPRUHWKDQRIVWXGHQWVDQVZHUHGWKH\GLGQRWKDYH HQRXJKWLPHWRÂżQLVKWKHLUDVVLJQPHQWV6RHYHQLISHRSOHGROLNHIRUPDOGLQQHU LQDQGRILWVHOIPDQ\VWXGHQWVÂżQGLVVXHZLWKLWEHFDXVHWKH\QHHGPRUHWLPHWR ÂżQLVKHGWKHLUKRPHZRUN Â While Â students Â say Â they Â donâ€™t Â like Â formal Â dinner, Â it Â seems Â that Â they Â may Â not Â dislike Â the Â event Â itself Â so Â much Â as Â they Â dislike Â the Â time Â commitment. Â The Â root Â of Â the Â problem Â may Â be Â in Â how Â often Â we Â have Â formal Â dinner. Â When Â asked Â how Â often Â we Â should Â have Â convocation Â and Â formal Â dinner, Â most Â people Â answered, Â â€œless Â than Â once Â a Â week.â€? Â The Â most Â common Â response Â was Â once Â every Â two Â weeks, Â or Â formal Â dinner Â one Â week Â and Â convocation Â the Â next. Â This Â would Â resolve Â the Â homework Â problem Â while Â also Â accommodating Â those Â who Â enjoy Â the Â weekly Â formal Â gathering.
Opinion MLK: Ok
Erika Â Noble Â â€™14
of Â solutions Â that Â the Â movie Â offered Â its Â viewers. Â After Â watching Â Bro Â Code, Â I Â hon-Â HVWO\FDQQRWUHOD\DQ\RQHPHWKRGWKDWWKHÂżOPSUHVHQWHGLQRUGHUWRFRPEDWWKH YLFLRXVF\FOHZHDUHEHLQJVXEMHFWHGWR6XUHDIWHUVRPHWKRXJKWZHÂśGGHÂżQLWHO\ come Â up Â with Â some Â theories, Â but Â Bro Â Code Â didnâ€™t Â throw Â us Â a Â rope. Â Its Â purpose Â may Â have Â been Â to Â bring Â awareness Â to Â the Â masses, Â but Â it Â really Â just Â made Â me Â feel Â helpless. Â MissRepresentation Â was Â a Â bit Â more Â politically Â correct, Â but Â it, Â too, Â out-Â lined Â delicate Â material Â regarding Â the Â way Â women Â are Â perceived Â in Â this Â unforgiv-Â LQJVRFLHW\ZLWKRXWRIIHULQJDQ\VROXWLRQV,QDQGRIWKHPVHOYHVWKHVHWZRÂżOPV were Â adequate Â tools Â for Â imparting Â knowledge Â of Â their Â subjects, Â but Â they Â were Â PLVVLQJDNH\HOHPHQW3HUKDSVWKHGLUHFWRUVVKRXOGRIIHUWDONVRUSHUIRUPDQFHV WKDWUDLVHDZDUHQHVVDQGWKHQKROGVPDOOZRUNVKRSVWKDWVKRZFDVHZD\VWRÂżJKW against Â the Â iron Â grip Â of Â society. Â Or Â maybe Â they Â could Â create Â a Â magazine Â or Â other Â outlet Â to Â the Â public Â that Â displays Â what Â it Â can Â also Â mean Â to Â be Â a Â male Â in Â our Â day Â in Â age. Â Jean Â Kilbourne, Â who Â graciously Â led Â one Â of Â our Â convocations, Â also Â lacked Â in Â the Â solutions Â department, Â bringing Â awareness Â rather Â than Â forms Â of Â action. Â Â Either Â way, Â any Â solutions Â would Â have Â been Â greatly Â appreciated, Â because Â now Â it Â seems Â as Â if Â weâ€™ve Â been Â given Â the Â job Â of Â improving Â our Â views, Â but Â it Â remains Â a Â heavy Â bur-Â GHQEHFDXVHZHDUHXWWHUO\ORVW,GRXEWZHÂśOOIRUJHWRXUH[SHULHQFHRQ0/.'D\ 2QHWKRXVDQGÂżYHKXQGUHGVWXGHQWVDFRQYHQWLRQFHQWHUWKDWVSDQQHG DQ\WLPHVRRQMXVWOLNH,ZRQÂśWIRUJHWP\WLPHDW6'/&+RSHIXOO\WKHPHPRULHV four Â blocks Â in Â length, Â and Â two Â full Â days Â of Â getting Â to Â know Â and Â understand Â what Â of Â that Â day Â will Â be Â fond Â ones, Â but Â I Â guess Â Iâ€™ll Â leave Â that Â up Â to Â you. became Â an Â extraordinarily Â close-Âknit Â family Â group. Â That Â was Â the Â Student Â Diver-Â VLW\ /HDGHUVKLS &RQIHUHQFH DQG KDYLQJ DWWHQGHG , FDPH DZD\ ZLWK VR PXFK PRUHWKDQRYHUDKXQGUHGFRQWDFWVDFURVVWKH8QLWHG6WDWHV,QWKRVHWZRGD\V, gained Â an Â immense Â appreciation Â for Â diversity Â in Â a Â community Â the Â size Â of Â Cate Â and Â LQDFRPPXQLW\WKHVL]HRIWKHZRUOG7KHPDLQIRFXVRIP\WLPHLQ3KLODGHOSKLD was Â to Â learn Â about Â and Â understand Â what Â steps Â other Â schools Â and Â students Â around Â the Â world Â were Â taking Â to Â incorporate Â ethnic, Â economic, Â religious, Â and Â sexual Â di-Â versity Â into Â their Â communities Â and Â the Â importance Â of Â accepting Â people Â despite Â WKHLUGLIIHUHQFHV&DWHÂśVKRPDJHWRWKLVFRQIHUHQFHZDVRXU0DUWLQ/XWKHU.LQJ Jr. Â Day Â Celebration, Â the Â main Â focus Â of Â which Â was Â gender Â roles, Â or Â how Â society Â GHÂżQHVZKDWLWPHDQVWREHDPDQRUDZRPDQ Â In Â theory, Â we Â should Â have Â all Â come Â away Â with Â a Â greater Â understanding Â of Â the Â restricting Â views Â society Â holds Â about Â gender. Â But Â did Â we? Â At Â least Â the Â last Â part Â RIWKHGD\WKHVPDOOJHQGHUVSHFLÂżFGLVFXVVLRQJURXSVZDVHQOLJKWHQLQJEXW for Â several, Â the Â back-Âto-Âback Â documentary Â screening Â was Â a Â bit Â too Â much. Â The Â two Â ÂżOPVBro Â Code Â and Â MissRepresentation, Â were Â both Â unique Â in Â their Â own Â ways. Â However, Â it Â was Â interesting Â how Â deeply Â they Â delved Â into Â some Â sensitive Â subjects. Â
the heart of valentine 's day Denali Â Tietjen Â â€™12
,WLVGLIÂżFXOWWRUHFRUGZKDWRFFXUUHGLQWKHÂżUVWÂżOPEXWVXIÂżFHWRVD\WKDWZKLOH it Â was Â informative Â on Â the Â subject Â of Â how Â men Â are Â being Â forced Â to Â conform Â to Â so-Â ciety Â in Â uncomfortable Â and Â sometimes Â unlawful Â ways, Â it Â left Â many Â people Â feeling Â uneasy. Â Â Now, Â we Â all Â received Â a Â formal Â apology Â from Â a Â genuinely Â remorseful Â Mr. Â Mochel, Â but Â that Â is Â not Â the Â issue. Â What Â Iâ€™m Â concerned Â about Â is Â the Â obvious Â lack Â
)HEUXDU\WK,WÂśVDGD\ÂżOOHGZLWKURPDQWLFJHVWXUHVĂ€RZHUVDQG greeting Â cards. Â Itâ€™s Â a Â day Â of Â candlelit Â dinners, Â sappy Â poetry, Â and Â chocolate. Â Itâ€™s Â a Â day Â of Â loveâ€Śright? Â No. Â Itâ€™s Â a Â day Â of Â clichĂŠ. Â Sure, Â Valentineâ€™s Â Day Â is Â romantic. Â Sure, Â itâ€™s Â nice Â that Â couples Â go Â out Â and Â spend Â time Â together. Â But Â it Â seems Â to Â me Â that Â love Â is Â supposed Â to Â last Â all Â year, Â not Â just Â come Â around Â once Â every Â 365 Â days Â for Â a Â visit. Â If Â youâ€™re Â really Â in Â love, Â you Â shouldnâ€™t Â need Â a Â day Â to Â prove Â it. Â So Â if Â it Â isnâ€™t Â love, Â then Â whatâ€™s Â at Â the Â heart Â of Â the Â holiday? Â Â Victoriaâ€™s Â Secret Â has Â an Â entire Â Valentineâ€™s Â Day Â line Â of Â â€œsexy-Ânight Â RXWÂżWVÂ´+DOOPDUNVHOOVPLOOLRQVRIÂ´[Â´9DOHQWLQHVWRRVPDOOWRHYHQVLJQ your Â name, Â that Â are Â decorated Â with Â The Â Hulk, Â Scooby Â Doo, Â and Â everything Â and Â anything Â else Â completely Â unrelated Â to Â love. Â Florists Â rely Â on Â Valentineâ€™s Â Day Â SURÂżWVDVLGHIURPIXQHUDOV9DOHQWLQHVDUHUHDOO\WKHLUVROHVRXUFHRILQFRPH Itâ€™s Â not Â a Â day Â of Â love. Â Itâ€™s Â a Â day Â on Â which Â capitalist Â business Â takes Â perfect Â advan-Â tage, Â making Â one Â feel Â one Â must Â buy Â a Â certain Â thing Â and Â act Â a Â certain Â way Â to Â be Â in Â love. Â Itâ€™s Â a Â day Â of Â naive Â romance Â and Â utter Â clichĂŠ. Â Â
Who wore it better
Tim Â Annick Â â€™12
Â Recently, Â pants Â have Â been Â going Â missing, Â getting Â lost Â in Â the Â woodsâ€”whatever! Â The Â point Â is, Â leggings Â have Â replaced Â pants Â in Â every Â possible Â way. Â There Â are Â even Â â€œjeggings,â€? Â or Â jean Â leggings. Â /HJJLQJVLWVHHPVDUHMXVWPRUHFRPIRUWDEOHFRROHUDQGFKHDSHU to Â come Â by Â than Â pants. Â With Â that Â in Â mind, Â let Â us Â turn Â to Â this Â edition Â of Â â€œWho Â Wore Â It Â Better?â€?, Â starring Â Schoolhouseâ€™s Â lovely Â leading Â ladiesâ€” Ms. Â Taylor Â Wyatt Â and Â Ms. Â Shannon Â Desgrosiellier. Â Each Â of Â them Â GUHVVHGXSLQUDLQERRWVOHJJLQJVVRFFHUMHUVH\VDQGDYHU\Ă€RS-Â S\KDW$FFRUGLQJWR/LVD+XDQJ0V:\DWWORRNVOLNHÂł:KHUHÂśV Waldoâ€? Â in Â red Â and Â white-Âstriped Â leggings, Â a Â soccer Â jersey, Â and Â rain Â boots Â that Â look Â like Â socks. Â Ms. Â Desgrosiellier Â is Â wearing Â exactly Â WKHVDPHRXWÂżW H[FHSWKHUQDY\ EOXHVRFFHUMHUVH\PDWFKHV KHU your-Âgrandmother-Âknitted-Âawful-Âholiday-Âsweater Â patterned Â leg-Â gings. Â But Â Who Â Wore Â It Â Better? Â â€œIâ€™d Â say Â Shannon,â€? Â says Â junior Â Chris Â Wilkinson, Â â€œbecause Â she Â coordinated Â better Â with Â the Â darker Â colors.â€? Â Juniors Â Marina Â 1DUDLQ DQG (PPD 3RSH DJUHH Âł6KDQQRQ 6KHÂśV PRUH FRORU FR-Â RUGLQDWHGÂ´ (YHQ VRSKRPRUHV 3DROD 5LRV DQG 6KXWD .RED\DVKL favored Â Ms. Â Desgrosiellierâ€™s Â look. 6HQLRU/LVD+XDQJWRRUHOXFWDQWO\ VLGHGZLWK0V'HV-Â grosiellier. Â â€œOooh, Â this Â is Â hard,â€? Â she Â said, Â â€œShannonâ€™s Â colors Â are Â more Â pirate-Ây Â with Â the Â dark Â stuffâ€Ś Â Taylor Â just Â looks Â like Â Whereâ€™s Â Waldo. Â Those Â pants Â donâ€™t Â match Â the Â bootsâ€Ś Â or Â the Â hat.â€? Â I Â refused Â to Â take Â sides Â (we Â all Â saw Â what Â happened Â to Â the Â 7URMDQVZKHQ3DULVFKRVH$SKURGLWHRYHU+HUDDQG$WKHQD EXW ,WKLQNERWKZRPHQORRNZHOOULGLFXORXV5DLQERRWVDQGĂ€RSS\ KDWV"7KLV LVQÂśW DQ (QJOLVK JDUGHQLQJ SDUW\ /LVD VXPPHG LW XS SHUIHFWO\ Âł7KH RXWÂżWV DUH VR EDGÂ´ VKH FKXFNOHV Âł>WKDW@ ZKDW LW really Â boils Â down Â to Â is Â who Â doesnâ€™t Â look Â the Â worst.â€?
Hot or Not (Valentine 's Day Gifts) Taylor Â Chatman Â â€˜12
Hot Red Â roses Oversized Â card Balcony Â serenade Â Scented Â lotion Basket Â oâ€™ Â junk Â food Star Â Wars Â movies Â 4-Â6 Mixed Â CD
a Psa on pda Tim Â Annick Â â€™12 <RX ZRXOG EH KDUGSUHVVHG WR ÂżQG D &DWH student Â who Â does Â not Â pass Â between Â Schoolhouse Â and Â High Â House Â on Â a Â daily Â basis. Â It Â is, Â perhaps, Â the Â third Â most Â congested Â place Â on Â campus, Â after Â the Â dining Â hall Â and Â our Â lovely Â theater.
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Â Yet Â this Â spot Â attracts Â more Â couples Â than Â any Â other Â place Â on Â the Â Mesa. Â In Â this Â age Â of Â Twitter, Â Face-Â book, Â and Â instantaneous Â YouTube Â updates, Â we Â are Â used Â to Â very Â little Â to Â no Â privacy. Â Teenagers Â of Â our Â gen-Â eration Â have Â a Â bizarre Â fascination Â with Â sharing Â every-Â thing, Â which, Â apparently, Â includes Â your Â personal Â life. Â Gross. Â This Â ainâ€™t Â Hollywood. Â You Â do Â not Â have Â Tumblrs Â GHGLFDWHGWR\RXUHYHU\PRYH1RERG\FDUHV3OHDVH keep Â it Â to Â yourselves. 'R XV DOO D IDYRU DQG WXUQ \RXU 3XEOLF 'LV-Â plays Â of Â Affection Â into Â private Â ones. Â Your Â happiness Â makes Â me Â angry.
El phat Omg ! i hate cate ! Alissa Â Jared Â â€™12 Â Once Â upon Â a Â time, Â two Â Cate Â students Â named Â Icky Â and Â Snobby Â were Â walk-Â ing Â back Â from Â Fitness Â together. Â As Â they Â passed Â under Â the Â beautiful Â eucalyptus Â trees Â on Â their Â left Â and Â the Â lush Â Kirby Â Quad Â on Â their Â right, Â they Â linked Â arms Â and Â started Â in Â on Â their Â favorite Â pastime-Â-Âcomplaining.
ÂżQLVKHG\RXUKLVWRU\SDSHU\HW"Â´ Â â€œNo Â way!â€? Â laughed Â Icky. Â â€œIâ€™ve Â been Â so Â busy. Â Iâ€™ve Â been Â staying Â up Â late Â every Â night Â watching Â movies Â on Â my Â laptop Â until Â 11:30 Â and Â talking Â to Â my Â friends Â during Â study Â hours, Â not Â to Â mention Â that Â I Â totally Â procrastinated Â on Â studying Â for Â
Â â€œNot Â that Â Iâ€™m Â complaining Â or Â anything,â€? Â said Â Icky, Â â€œbut Â I Â really Â donâ€™t Â understand Â why Â we Â have Â organized Â sports Â every Â single Â day. Â Why Â canâ€™t Â we Â just Â be Â fat Â slobs Â and Â die Â from Â heart Â attacks Â in Â our Â 40â€™s Â because Â our Â cholesterol Â got Â too Â high Â and Â we Â never Â got Â into Â the Â habit Â of Â exercising Â in Â high Â school?â€? Â â€œIâ€™ve Â always Â wondered Â about Â that,â€? Â said Â Snobby, Â â€œAnd, Â you Â know, Â while Â weâ€™re Â on Â the Â subject, Â I Â think Â itâ€™s Â totally Â unfair Â to Â us Â and Â all Â other Â Cate Â students Â that Â we Â have Â to Â eat Â what Â they Â serve Â us Â in Â the Â Dining Â Hall. Â That Â food Â is Â guh-Âross. Â I Â mean Â our Â only Â options Â are Â the Â salad Â and Â sandwich Â bars, Â two Â soups, Â rice, Â toast, Â fruit, Â and Â a Â different Â selection Â of Â hot Â food Â every Â day.â€? Â â€œYou Â forgot Â ice Â cream Â and Â a Â full Â array Â of Â beverage Â options,â€? Â added Â Icky. Â â€œYeah!â€? Â agreed Â Snobby. Â â€œItâ€™s Â completely Â unforgivable. Â I Â mean, Â its Â not Â like Â the Â kitchen Â staff Â have Â to Â make Â food Â for Â 300 Â people Â three Â times Â a Â day! Â Is Â it Â really Â too Â much Â to Â expect Â gourmet Â food Â for Â breakfast, Â lunch Â and Â dinner?â€? Â â€œYouâ€™re Â totally Â right. Â If Â I Â have Â to Â eat Â chicken Â one Â more Â time, Â I Â swear... Why Â canâ€™t Â we Â just Â starve Â like Â the Â most Â people Â in Â the Â world?â€? Â said Â Icky. Â â€œHey, Â sorry Â to Â change Â the Â subject,â€? Â Snobby Â interjected, Â â€œbut Â have Â you Â
my Â math Â test Â until Â 2:00 Â AM Â last Â night. Â Iâ€™ve Â had Â no Â time! Â Iâ€™ll Â just Â have Â to Â write Â it Â GXULQJPRUQLQJĂ€H[WRPRUURZÂ´ Â â€œYeah, Â if Â the Â Internet Â doesnâ€™t Â go Â out Â again,â€? Â added Â Snobby Â darkly. Â â€œI Â just Â donâ€™t Â get Â why Â the Â school Â has Â to Â give Â us Â such Â limited Â bandwidth. Â Itâ€™s Â like Â they Â donâ€™t Â want Â us Â to Â become Â addicted Â to Â our Â computers Â and Â walk Â around Â glassy-Âeyed Â and Â zombie-Âlike Â for Â the Â rest Â of Â our Â lives. Â Whatâ€™s Â wrong Â with Â them?â€? Â â€œI Â have Â no Â idea. Â All Â I Â know Â is Â Iâ€™m Â glad Â spring Â break Â is Â coming Â up Â so Â I Â can Â get Â off Â this Â campus Â for Â once,â€? Â sighed Â Icky Â as Â they Â walked Â through Â the Â High Â House Â stairwell Â to Â go Â sit Â on Â Sunset Â Bench, Â where Â the Â view Â was Â a Â haze Â of Â sunlight Â cover-Â LQJHYHU\WKLQJIRUDVIDUDVWKH\FRXOGVHH7KHRFHDQUHĂ€HFWHGSLQNVDQGRUDQJHV MXVWVWDUWLQJWRVQHDNRXWIURPEHKLQGZKLWHFORXGV$IHZVPDOOEODFNELUGVĂ€HZ up Â from Â the Â leafy Â trees Â below Â them. Â â€œThatâ€™s Â kinda Â pretty,â€? Â said Â Snobby. Â â€œIf Â only Â the Â classes Â werenâ€™t Â so Â hard. Â Itâ€™s Â like Â they Â expect Â me Â to Â use Â my Â brain Â and Â actually Â work Â here.â€? Â â€œYeah, Â itâ€™s Â just Â absurd,â€? Â said Â Icky Â drowsily, Â biting Â into Â a Â locally Â grown Â apple Â from Â the Â dining Â hall. Â â€œTotally Â unfair.â€?
Cate 's Matchmaker
Kaitlyn Â Gulock Â â€™13
Blake Â M: Â Youâ€™re Â most Â compatible Â with Â Blake Â Mackall, Â the Â ridiculously Â tall Â but Â sweet Â senior Â whom Â you Â always Â see Â hanging Â out Â in Â the Â library! Â Thereâ€™s Â more Â to Â the Â tennis-Âplaying Â day Â student Â than Â meets Â the Â eye. Â He Â loves Â listening Â to Â Blink-Â182 Â DQGVLQJLQJLQWKHVKRZHU+LVLGHDOÂżUVWGDWH$GULYHLQPRYLH+RZURPDQWLF Rex Â C: Â Youâ€™re Â most Â compatible Â with Â Rex Â Chang, Â Cateâ€™s Â very Â own Â international Â man Â of Â mystery! Â When Â asked Â about Â what Â he Â likes Â to Â do, Â Rex Â answered Â that Â he Â loves Â singing Â and Â looking Â at Â himself Â in Â the Â mirror. Â He Â enjoys Â Japanese Â anime Â and Â relaxing Â with Â tea. Â His Â ideal Â date Â would Â be Â a Â romantic Â dinner Â in Â an Â abandoned Â castle. Â â€œRex Â is Â all Â about Â chillinâ€™. Â He Â appreciates Â what Â other Â people Â donâ€™t,â€? Â says Â Aaron Â Karlsberg. Jenny Â L:<RXÂśUHPRVWFRPSDWLEOHZLWK-HQQ\/XQGWWKHFXWHDQGYHU\ORYDEOH VRSKRPRUHIURP,GDKR+HURFFXSDWLRQLVÂłZDUULRUÂ´WULEXWHWR6HL DQG\RXFDQ often Â catch Â this Â water Â polo Â babe Â either Â watching Â her Â favorite Â show, Â Psych, Â or Â pon-Â dering Â existence. Â Who Â knew Â that Â this Â sweet, Â popular Â girl Â is Â Tumblr Â famous Â and Â a Â chess Â champion? Â Check Â out Â her Â website Â at: Â imjustjenny.tumblr.com Susan Â Kim: Â Youâ€™re Â most Â compatible Â with Â Susan Â Kim, Â our Â resident Â cartoon Â art-Â ist Â and Â adorable Â Internet Â geek! Â Though Â many Â of Â you Â may Â not Â know Â this, Â she Â has Â a Â unique Â sense Â of Â humor Â and Â has Â a Â quirky Â habit Â of Â naming Â inanimate Â objects. Â â€œKnowledge Â is Â power. Â I Â love Â learning Â for Â the Â sake Â of Â learning,â€? Â says Â Susan. Â Sheâ€™s Â an Â incredible Â artist, Â though Â sheâ€™s Â too Â humble Â to Â admit Â it Â herself. Â You Â can Â check Â out Â her Â artwork Â in Â the Â gallery!
El phat Sean cummings : say who
Best Pick Up Lines
Edward Â Zhu Â â€™14
Taylor Â Chatman Â â€˜12
Who Â is Â this Â boy? Â Sean Â Cummings! Â Heâ€™s Â the Â new Â freshman Â in Â the Â Wyatt Â advisory Â who Â joined Â the Â &DWHFRPPXQLW\WKLVVHPHVWHU+HOLYHVLQ/RQJ+RXVHRQWKHXSSHUĂ€RRU Why Â should Â you Â get Â to Â know Â him? His Â favorite Â artists Â are Â Jack Â Johnson Â and Â Coldplay, Â while Â his Â interests Â include Â gui-Â tar Â and Â soccer. Â Sean Â played Â keeper Â and Â sweeper Â on Â the Â varsity Â team Â at Â his Â old Â school Â and Â is Â now Â on Â Cateâ€™s Â JV Â team. Â He Â loves Â Calvin Â and Â Hobbes, Â but Â other Â than Â those Â comics, Â the Â best Â book Â heâ€™s Â read Â is Â Enders Â Game. Â
Valentineâ€™s Â day Â can Â be Â a Â stressful Â time Â if Â you Â donâ€™t Â have Â a Â sweetheart, Â so Â the Â H[SHUWV GRZQ DW (O 3KDW KDYH FRQ-Â ducted Â highly Â complex Â experiments Â WRÂżQGWKHEHVWZD\VWRVQDJWKDWVSH-Â cial Â someone. Â After Â hours Â of Â testing Â and Â statistical Â analysis, Â we Â have Â con-Â VWUXFWHG HIIHFWLYH DQG HIÂżFLHQW SLFN up Â lines, Â proven Â to Â produce Â positive Â results, Â for Â you Â to Â use Â on Â your Â Cate Â School Â crush.
Sophomore Â Boys Â on Â the Â other Â hand, Â can Â be Â a Â bit Â more Â on Â the Â goofy Â side, Â so Â try Â this:
With Â freshman Â girls, Â itâ€™s Â always Â smart Â to Â go Â with Â something Â cute Â and Â sweet, Â like Â this:
Are Â you Â from Â Tennessee? Â â€˜Cause Â youâ€™re Â the Â only Â TEN-ÂI-ÂSEE!
If Â stars Â fall Â every Â time Â I Â think Â of Â you, Â the Â sky Â will Â soon Â be Â empty.
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Same Â goes Â for Â freshman Â boysâ€”all Â \RX QHHG LV D OLWWOH Ă€DWWHU\ VR \RX canâ€™t Â go Â wrong Â with Â a Â line Â like Â this:
What Â is Â Midland Â like? There Â is Â no Â B&G Â at Â Midland, Â so Â the Â chore Â program Â encom-Â passes Â everything. Â Every Â GD\VRPHRQHQHHGVWRFKRSZRRGWRKHDWWKHZDWHUIRUVKRZHUV7KHÂżUHWKHQ needs Â to Â be Â kindled Â for Â 4 Â hours Â each Â day. Â Cleaning Â the Â bathrooms Â is Â another Â chore-Â-Âand Â itâ€™s Â not Â just Â picking Â up Â paper Â and Â emptying Â the Â trash, Â but Â full Â on Â cleaning, Â mopping Â and Â scrubbing. Â Â Hey, Â freshmen! Â Howâ€™s Â kitchen Â crew? Â Really Â loving Â the Â quality Â bonding Â time Â that Â you Â get Â every Â night? Â Well Â if Â you Â want Â even Â more Â of Â that, Â head Â on Â over Â to Â Midland Â where Â you Â get Â to Â set Â up Â and Â clean Â up Â breakfast, Â lunch Â and Â dinner, Â wash Â the Â dishes, Â AND Â waiter Â every Â night. Â No Â oneâ€™s Â going Â to Â sub Â for Â you Â now. Â Oh, Â and Â did Â I Â mention Â that Â all Â grades Â can Â be Â on Â kitchen Â crew? Â Even Â seniors. Â Next Â time Â you Â head Â out Â for Â green Â team Â or Â kitchen Â crew, Â just Â thinkâ€Śthis Â is Â the Â most Â we Â have Â to Â do! Â Also, Â if Â you Â think Â Cate Â is Â small, Â at Â Midland Â the Â total Â student Â body Â is Â an Â RYHUZKHOPLQJVWXGHQWV Â You Â donâ€™t Â like Â formal Â dinner Â once Â a Â week? Â Well, Â how Â about Â every Â night? Â At Â Midland, Â there Â are Â sit-Âdown Â dinners Â every Â night Â and Â formal Â dinner Â on Â Sunday Â nights. Â Additionally, Â they Â have Â â€œTuesday Â Talkâ€?-Âesque Â presentations Â HYHU\6XQGD\PRUQLQJDQGHYHQLQJLQWKH&KDSHO/RRNVOLNH\RXKDYHWRGRDOO your Â homework Â on Â Saturday! Â Â Be Â grateful Â for Â everything Â at Â Cate! Â
I Â never Â do Â this, Â but Â I Â think Â youâ€™re Â cute Â and Â I Â got Â tired Â of Â waiting Â for Â you Â to Â talk Â to Â me. To Â get Â that Â special Â sophomore Â girl, Â its Â best Â to Â come Â with Â a Â mellower Â pick-Âup Â line, Â like Â this: Did Â the Â sun Â come Â out, Â or Â did Â you Â just Â smile Â at Â me?
*Pick Â up Â a Â pack Â of Â sugar Â that Â says Â â€œSugarâ€? Â on Â it* Hey, Â you Â dropped Â your Â nametag. 7R Ă€DWWHU D MXQLRU JLUO MXVW JLYH KHU your Â corniest Â pick Â up Â line. Â She Â is Â sure Â to Â giggle Â over Â something Â like Â this:
Junior Â boys Â can Â sometimes Â use Â a Â little Â NLFN VR EH FRQÂżGHQW ZLWK D OLQH OLNH this: Here Â I Â am! Â What Â are Â your Â other Â two Â wishes? To Â get Â the Â affection Â of Â a Â senior Â girl, Â you Â just Â need Â to Â make Â her Â laugh, Â so Â we Â recommend Â a Â line Â like Â this: Iâ€™m Â not Â trying Â to Â impress Â you Â or Â anything, Â but... Â Iâ€™m Â Batman! The Â secret Â to Â seducing Â a Â senior Â boy Â lies Â in Â simplicity Â and Â laughs, Â so Â try Â this: Â *Eye Â brow Â raise* Hubba, Â hubba!
The Mixer of the Year Edward Â Zhu Â â€™14 Mixing! Â Social Â interaction Â between Â genders! Â Just Â that Â occurred Â on Â January Â 6th Â LQ+RXVH%URZQLHVURRWEHHUĂ€RDWVDQGEXUQWFRRNLHVZHUHSURYLGHGZKLOH some Â people Â played Â Super Â Mario Â and Â others Â had Â meaningful Â conversations. Â Hereâ€™s Â what Â the Â kids Â thought Â of Â it: Â â€œWe Â are Â freshmenâ€Śwe Â mixed.â€? Â â€“ Â Freshman Â boy â€œI Â didnâ€™t Â know Â that Â girls Â played Â video Â games!â€? Â â€“ Â Freshman Â boy Â â€œSuper Â strikers Â was Â super Â awesome!â€? Â â€“ Â Freshman Â boy Â There Â was Â some Â quality Â mixing Â going Â on.â€? Â â€“ Â Freshman Â girl â€œBoring Â as Â h3$*!â€? Â â€“ Â Freshman Â boy â€œShort Â notice, Â wasted Â our Â time Â when Â we Â couldâ€™ve Â been Â doing Â homework Â or Â sleeping.â€? Â â€“ Â Freshman Â boy â€œIt Â was Â a Â great Â way Â for Â us Â to Â interact Â with Â the Â opposite Â sex.â€? Â â€“ Â Freshman Â girl â€œI Â ran Â awayâ€Śgirls Â have Â cooties!â€? Â â€“ Â Freshman Â boy â€œYum! Â I Â love Â cookies.â€? Â â€“ Â Freshman Â girl â€œIt Â was Â pretty Â funâ€ŚI Â liked Â the Â root Â beer Â and Â girlsâ€? Â â€“ Â Sophomore Â boy Âł,WZDVJORULRXVÂ´Âą3UHIHFW â€œI Â was Â really Â grateful Â to Â the Â prefects Â for Â baking Â and Â organizing.â€? Â â€“ Â Mr. Â Mochel
How Â does Â he Â like Â it Â so Â far? Â :KHQDVNHGKHVDLGÂł,ÂśPGHÂżQLWHO\JHWWLQJDJRRGLPSUHVVLRQRIWKLVSODFHÂŤ Iâ€™m Â getting Â a Â lot Â of Â new Â information Â to Â process Â but Â Iâ€™m Â pretty Â sure Â I Â like Â itâ€ŚI Â love Â the Â dorm, Â a Â lot.â€? Â This Â is Â probably Â because Â at Â Midland Â he Â not Â only Â had Â a Â roommate, Â but Â there Â was Â no Â Internet Â in Â the Â dorms. Â And Â no Â heating. Â He Â says Â the Â people Â have Â been Â friendly, Â nice, Â and Â very Â eager Â to Â help. Â Morevoer, Â he Â feels Â wel-Â come Â to Â ask Â for Â help Â when Â needed. Â â€ŚMore Â about Â Midland Â and Â Sean Rumor Â has Â it, Â they Â eat Â squirrels Â at Â Midland, Â but Â they Â ran Â out Â of Â squirrels Â and Â had Â WRUHVRUWWRFDQQLEDOLVP6LQFHWKH\VDFULÂżFHWKHIUHVKPHQÂżUVWDQG6HDQZDV next, Â he Â barely Â made Â his Â escape Â to Â Cate. Â
El phat Horoscopes
Guess that eye The Â Love Â Guru
Eliza Â Wheeler Â â€™14
Aries Â (March Â 21-April Â 19)
While Â youâ€™re Â reading Â this, Â you Â might Â wonder Â what Â love Â advice Â I Â have Â for Â youâ€Ś sorry! Â Tough Â love, Â babyâ€Śthis Â month Â is Â not Â lookinâ€™ Â so Â hot Â for Â you. Â Better Â luck Â next Â month.
Taurus Â (April Â 20-May Â 20) Â
Go Â to Â the Â gym Â and Â see Â that Â upper Â school Â hottie Â pumpinâ€™ Â the Â iron, Â working Â on Â his Â body. Â Start Â a Â conversation, Â change Â the Â pace, Â and Â youâ€™ll Â score Â a Â base. Â
Gemini Â (May Â 21-June Â 20)
On Â February Â 16th, Â make Â sure Â to Â look Â your Â best, Â because Â your Â crush Â is Â on Â the Â look-Â out Â for Â a Â loved Â one. Â If Â s/he Â succeeds Â on Â his Â or Â her Â mission, Â let Â it Â be Â known Â youâ€™ll Â secure Â his Â or Â her Â admission. Â
Cancer Â (June Â 21-July Â 22)
To Â all Â the Â girls Â in Â the Â hizzouse: Â be Â yourself, Â even Â if Â youâ€™re Â not Â cool, Â because Â boys Â who Â see Â you Â for Â who Â you Â really Â are Â will Â start Â to Â drool. Â And Â to Â all Â the Â boys Â up Â in Â da Â club, Â donâ€™t Â be Â shy, Â because Â a Â girl Â hates Â a Â boy Â who Â hides.
Leo Â (July Â 23-August Â 22)
&DOP\RXUURDULQWKHORYHÂżOOHGDLU&RPHRQQRZQRUHDVRQWREHRQWKHSURZO â€˜cause Â your Â hunt Â is Â over. Â Turn Â around, Â thereâ€™s Â your Â non-Âloather!
Virgo Â (August Â 23-September Â 22)
With Â the Â moons Â aligning, Â my Â advice Â to Â you Â is Â to Â not Â think Â about Â your Â love Â life Â on Â this Â very Â day, Â but Â to Â try Â and Â spice Â things Â up, Â even Â if Â itâ€™s Â a Â bit Â clichĂŠ. Â Do Â a Â good Â deed Â and Â go Â help Â others Â in Â need. Â
Libra Â (September Â 23-October Â 22)
Go Â out Â and Â do Â something Â out Â of Â your Â comfort Â zone, Â because Â honey, Â on Â this Â Mesa Â you Â want Â to Â be Â well Â known. Â On Â February Â 14th, Â go Â tell Â your Â crush Â how Â you Â feel, Â because Â if Â you Â donâ€™t, Â your Â heart Â will Â be Â forever Â alone. Â
Scorpio Â (October Â 23-November Â 21)
You Â might Â be Â treading Â water Â in Â the Â sea Â of Â love, Â but Â donâ€™t Â stop Â now, Â because Â your Â crush Â will Â soon Â see Â you Â and Â rescue Â you, Â bringing Â you Â back Â to Â the Â land Â of Â love. Â
Sagittarius Â (November Â 22-December Â 21)
Have Â you Â lost Â hope? Â Â Do Â you Â feel Â as Â though Â you Â are Â on Â a Â downward Â slope? Â Donâ€™t Â worry, Â Iâ€™ll Â send Â a Â rope! Â Fear Â not Â being Â alone, Â because Â there Â are Â many Â who Â are Â single Â and Â ready Â to Â mingle. Â Soon Â enough, Â you Â wonâ€™t Â be Â on Â your Â own!
Capricorn Â (December Â 22-January Â 19)
Make Â sure Â to Â smile Â and Â wink Â at Â your Â crush, Â â€˜cause Â the Â boy Â or Â girl Â you Â like Â will Â turn Â into Â mush. Â Oh, Â and Â hang Â out Â in Â the Â library Â because Â itâ€™s Â really Â fun! Â And Â who Â NQRZVÂŤ\RXFRXOGÂżQG\RXUORYHGRQH
Pisces Â (February Â 19-March Â 20)
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Answer Â Key (OL]D:KHHOHUÂľ)HUQDQGD3HWWÂľ-DFN+RRYHUÂľ -RKQ%DVDUÂľ/LVD+XDQJÂľ0DGG\%DUQH\Âľ0DGLVRQ Snider Â â€˜13/ Â 8. Â Malia Â Rodriguez/ Â 9. Â Sean Â Cummings Â â€˜15/ Â 10. Â Taylor Â Erling Â â€˜12
Aquarius Â (January Â 20-February Â 18)
Even Â though Â your Â sign Â sounds Â like Â aquarium, Â donâ€™t Â worry! Â There Â are Â many Â other Â ÂżVKLQWKHVHD6RGRQÂśWJLYHXSEHFDXVHLWMXVWZDVQÂśWPHDQWWREH
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