December 15, 2011 Dear Reader, I’m glad you’ve gotten this far in your reading of this issue. It means your attention span is still long enough to last you through that test you have tomorrow and that paper that’s due tomorrow—oh, and the presenta\QWVaW]PI^M\WW1SVW_#1SVW_1\¼[XZWJIJTaM`\ZMUMTaLQNÅK]T\\W[MM\PMTQOP\I\\PMMVLWN \PM\]VVMTJ]\\Z][\ me, it’s there. In fact, there’s more than one light. There are various lights, and they’re called Christmas lights. In this issue, we exhausted all the possible ways to portray the holiday spirit, whether it was through the artiKTM[\PMXQK\]ZM[WZ\PMLZI_QVO[0W_M^MZ\PQ[Q[MQ[V¼\WVTaNWZ\PMWZVIUMV\IÅKQWVILW1N aW]¼ZMI[KZWWOM_M TMN\[WUMXIOM[VW\PQVOTILMVWV_PQKPaW]KIVZMÆMK\aW]ZKWV\MUX\NWZ\PQ[[MI[WV)VLM^MV\PW]OP\PQ[Q[\PM holiday issue, we still managed to sneak in a few bats amidst the wreaths and mistletoes. In fact, we managed to hide UWZM\PIVÅ^MJI\[ Now, as the new year approaches, El Batidor is catching on to the trend and molding a New Year’s resolution. Currently in the Bat Cave, we’re working on bringing you bigger and better things. This means larger prizes, denser issues, blind dates, real-time news, and a possible foray into broadcast digital media. But those are all things of 2012. )Va_IaMVW]OPIJW]\\PMN]\]ZM)[\PQ[aMIZKWUM[\WIVMVL1_IV\\W\PIVSIVaWVM_PWPI[PMTXMLIVa square inch of the four issues I have produced. Thank you, seriously. This isn’t a one-man job. It’s a 26-student-1teacher-285-readers job. Happy Holidays,
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senateâ€™s spiel, part iii
Student Â Body Â President, Â Tim Â Annick Â â€˜12
Adam Â Werksman Â â€˜12
Â The Â world Â is Â an Â ever-Âchanging Â place. Â Today, Â technology Â makes Â infor-Â mation Â available Â just Â about Â everywhere, Â and Â whether Â you Â are Â in Â Times Â Square Â in Â 1HZ<RUN&LW\RULQWKHPLGGOHRI6XE6DKDUDQ$IULFD\RXFDQXVXDOO\ÂżQGRXW the Â latest Â in Â news Â and Â politics. Â For Â some Â of Â us, Â though, Â attending Â Cate Â makes Â it Â harder Â to Â read Â the Â paper Â or Â check Â the Â online Â news Â sites Â every Â morning, Â so Â here Â is Â an Â update Â on Â the Â happenings Â of Â the Â world Â for Â the Â past Â couple Â of Â weeks. Â The Â ODWHVWLQSROLWLFVLVWKDW+HUPDQ&DLQKDVRIÂżFLDOO\VXVSHQGHGKLVFDPSDLJQIRU the Â GOP Â presidential Â nomination Â due Â to Â the Â alleged Â affairs Â he Â has Â had. Â He Â has Â \HWWRHQGRUVHDQ\RIWKHUHPDLQLQJFDQGLGDWHV7KHÂżUVW*23SUHVLGHQWLDOSUL-Â PDU\LVLQWKHÂżUVWZHHNRI-DQXDU\DQGDWWKHPRPHQWYDULRXVSROOVKDYH either Â Mitt Â Romney Â or Â Newt Â Gingrich Â on Â top Â of Â the Â ratings, Â but Â it Â is Â unclear Â if Â there Â is Â a Â true Â frontrunner Â for Â the Â nomination. Â On Â Capitol Â Hill, Â there Â are Â many Â so-Âcalled Â â€œbattlesâ€? Â going Â on, Â but Â one Â of Â the Â biggest Â is Â over Â whether Â to Â extend Â a Â SD\UROOWD[FXWIRUPLGGOHFODVV$PHULFDQVDQRWKHULVRQKRZWREHVWÂż[XQHP-Â ployment. Â Aside Â from Â politics, Â there Â have Â been Â some Â interesting Â news Â stories Â making Â front Â pages Â around Â the Â country. Â One Â of Â them Â is Â that Â NASAâ€™s Â Kepler Â program Â has Â discovered Â a Â planet Â that Â scientists Â say Â has Â the Â right Â conditions Â for Â water, Â and Â the Â initial Â analysis Â says Â that Â it Â is Â likely Â that Â water Â exists. Â One Â of Â the Â EHVWELWVRIQHZVWRFRPHRXWUHFHQWO\WKRXJKLVWKDWE\'HFHPEHU all Â U.S. Â troops Â will Â be Â withdrawn Â from Â Iraq Â and Â on Â their Â way Â home. Â â€œOccupy Â Wall Â Streetâ€? Â and Â other Â â€œOccupyâ€? Â protests Â have Â petered Â out Â and Â there Â are Â now Â very Â few Â cities Â that Â have Â any Â protests;Íž Â the Â movement Â is Â dying Â out. Â While Â this Â is Â not Â every Â bit Â of Â important Â news Â that Â has Â come Â up Â recently, Â itâ€™s Â a Â good Â start, Â and Â hopefully Â some Â of Â you Â who Â read Â this Â may Â be Â encouraged Â to Â look Â deeper Â into Â these Â stories-Â-Âor Â even Â to Â start Â visiting Â the Â library Â to Â read Â the Â newspaper.
Â BIG Â THINGS Â ARE Â COMING. Â Soon, Â both Â genders Â will Â actually Â be Â al-Â lowed Â in Â the Â same Â roomâ€”granted Â that Â the Â door Â is Â open Â 90Â°, Â the Â overhead Â light Â LVRQDQGWKUHHIHHWDUHRQWKHĂ€RRUDWDOOWLPHV,QWHUGRUPKDVEHHQRIÂżFLDOO\ passed Â and Â sent Â on Â to Â the Â faculty. Â Big Â things Â have Â also Â already Â comeâ€”to Â your Â FirstClass Â desktop. Â If Â you Â habitually Â shun Â FirstClass, Â are Â completely Â colorblind, Â or Â simply Â didnâ€™t Â notice Â it, Â your Â house Â now Â has Â its Â own Â folder Â on Â your Â Desktop. Â The Â house Â folders Â are Â for Â arranging Â house Â activities, Â the Â inevitable Â house Â apparel, Â and Â making Â as Â many Â new Â best Â friends Â as Â your Â phone Â can Â hold. Â Just Â please Â remember Â that Â the Â folder Â is Â not Â a Â chat Â room. Â In Â other Â news, Â Senate Â is Â alive Â and Â well. Â If Â you Â donâ€™t Â believe Â us, Â stop Â by Â a Â meeting!
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Monica Â Wang How Â long Â is Â your Â journey? Â 0LQHÂśVLVDORQJPLOHVWR&KLQDZKLFKLVDERXWKRXUVORQJ What Â is Â the Â most Â annoying Â part Â about Â traveling? Â )RUPHWKHPRVWDQQR\LQJSDUWLVMHWODJDQGWKHORQJĂ€LJKW%RWKDUHH[KDXVWLQJ and Â it Â takes Â some Â intensive Â sleeping Â to Â recover Â from Â both. Â The Â lack Â of Â space Â to Â stretch Â my Â legs Â on Â the Â plane Â is Â so Â annoying Â too! :KDWLVWKHÂżUVWWKLQJ\RXGRZKHQ\RXJHWKRPH" Normally, Â I Â am Â so Â exhausted Â that Â I Â will Â stumble Â off Â the Â plane Â and Â not Â remember Â what Â happens Â next. Â But Â besides Â gathering Â my Â luggage Â and Â surviving Â customs, Â the Â ÂżUVWWKLQJ,GRLVLPPHGLDWHO\VHDUFKRXW$87+(17,&&+,1(6()22'
Rachel Â Pak Â â€˜14
6RPHVWXGHQWVKDYHWRVXIIHUÂżYHKRXUORQJSODQHULGHVLQRUGHUWRJHW back Â to Â a Â loving Â hearth Â and Â relaxation Â for Â the Â holiday Â season. Â More Â â€œlocalâ€? Â stu-Â dents Â risk Â numbing Â boredom Â after Â long Â drives Â in Â the Â car. Â And Â then Â there Â are Â the Â â€œlocal-Âerâ€? Â people Â (you Â know Â who Â you Â are) Â who Â take Â the Â customary, Â dangerously Â humdrum Â car Â ride Â back Â home. Â However, Â there Â are Â the Â special Â few Â who Â go Â through Â ridiculous Â journeys Â just Â to Â get Â back Â home Â for Â the Â holidays: Â our Â international Â stu-Â dents. Â Many Â of Â them Â have Â racked Â up Â enough Â points Â and Â mileage Â to Â get Â themselves Â ÂżUVWFODVVWUHDWPHQWDQGVRPHKDYHWRJULWWKHLUWHHWKDQGWHOOWKHPVHOYHVWRODVWD OLWWOHELWORQJHULQHFRQRP\(O%DWKDVVSRNHQWR6KDQLVH'MXKDULÂś 0RQLFD Nick Â Burns :DQJÂś DQG1LFN%XUQVÂś WRJHWWLSVVWRULHVDQGWKHGHWDLOVDERXWWKHLU How Â long Â is Â your Â journey? Â KRXURUOLWWOHXQGHUDQKRXU RG\VVH\VKRPHIRUWKHKROLGD\V *RRJOH 0DSV FODLPV WKDW LW LV DQ DVWRQLVKLQJ PLOHV7KLV WHUULI\LQJO\ LP-Â PHQVHMRXUQH\FDQWDNHWZHQW\ÂżYHPLQXWHVRUDVPXFKDVIRUW\LIWKHWUDIÂżFLV Shanise Â Djuhari really Â bad. How Â long Â is Â your Â journey? How Â do Â you Â entertain Â yourself? ,KDYHDULGLFXORXVKRXUĂ€LJKWWR6LQJDSRUHZLWKDWUDQVLWLQ-DSDQIRUDQKRXU , NHHS P\VHOI HQWHUWDLQHG E\ WDONLQJ ZLWK P\ GDG EULHĂ€\ FRQWHPSODWLQJ OLIHÂśV DQGDKDOI$IWHUWKDW,KDYHWRVLWWLJKWIRUDÂżQDOKRXUDQGDKDOIIURP6LQJDSRUH greatest Â mysteries Â (Who Â are Â we, Â where Â are Â we Â going Â and Â where Â are Â all Â the Â ball-Â WR-DNDUWD,QDOOWKDWĂ€LJKWLVPLOHV point Â pens Â Iâ€™ve Â lost Â over Â the Â years?), Â eating Â donuts, Â or Â listening Â to Â NPR. How Â do Â you Â keep Â yourself Â entertained Â on Â the Â plane? Â :KDWLVWKHÂżUVWWKLQJ\RXGRZKHQ\RXUHWXUQKRPH" I Â just Â catch Â up Â on Â movies Â and Â sleep. 7KHÂżUVWWKLQJ,GRZKHQ,JHWKRPHLVHDWQDWXUDOO\6LQFH,NQRZ,ZRQÂśWEHKDY-Â :KDWLVWKHÂżUVWWKLQJ\RXGRZKHQ\RXJHWKRPH" ing Â school, Â I Â might Â pick Â up Â a Â good Â book Â or Â write Â to Â ease Â myself Â into Â the Â holiday Â First Â I Â must Â shower, Â and Â then Â I Â go Â out Â to Â eat Â some Â local Â food. season.
Features cateâ€™s cal mathleticism
El Â Bat:+RZORQJGRHVLWXVXDOO\WDNH\RXWRÂżQLVKDQHQWLUHFRQWHVW"'R\RX think Â most Â of Â the Â questions Â are Â covered Â in Â the Â math Â courses Â here?
Monica Â Wang Â â€˜14
Jaemin: Â The Â time Â varies Â for Â me. Â Sometimes Â the Â contests Â are Â pretty Â easy, Â and Â I Â WDNHOHVVWKDQÂżIWHHQPLQXWHVWRÂżQLVKWKHPDQGFKHFNRYHUP\ZRUN%XWWKHUH are Â times Â when Â they Â turn Â out Â to Â be Â very Â hard, Â and Â I Â might Â take Â as Â long Â as Â the Â whole Â WKLUW\PLQXWHVWRÂżQLVKWKHTXHVWLRQV,QVWHDGRIVROYLQJDOOWKHTXHVWLRQVDOJH-Â EUDLFDOO\,ÂżQGSOXJJLQJHYHU\WKLQJLQWRP\FDOFXODWRUDQHDVLHUDQGPXFKPRUH useful Â methodâ€”the Â calculator Â can Â give Â me Â the Â answer Â right Â away. Â When Â that Â doesnâ€™t Â work, Â then Â I Â try Â approaching Â the Â problems Â with Â algebra. Â Yes, Â I Â believe Â as Â ORQJDV\RXÂśYHÂżQLVKHG$OJHEUD,,KHUH\RXVKRXOGEHDEOHWRDQVZHUPRVWRIWKH Cal Â Math Â League Â questions. El Â Bat: Â Have Â you Â been Â doing Â extra Â practices Â outside Â of Â class Â to Â prepare Â for Â Cal Â Math Â League? Â How Â important Â is Â Cal Â Math Â League Â to Â you? Jaemin: Â Nope, Â I Â think Â the Â math Â classes Â here Â are Â more Â than Â enough Â to Â prepare Â us. Â Even Â though Â my Â parents Â donâ€™t Â really Â care Â much Â about Â the Â Cal Â Math Â League, Â it Â is Â very Â important Â to Â me. Â People Â tell Â me Â that Â my Â achievements Â this Â year Â do Â not Â matter Â much Â because Â they Â wonâ€™t Â show Â up Â on Â college Â apps Â anyway, Â but Â this Â is Â my Â last Â year Â here, Â and Â my Â scores Â will Â remain Â on Â the Â Cate Â wall Â forever. Â When Â I Â look Â back Â to Â my Â experience Â at Â Cate Â in Â the Â future, Â I Â will Â regret Â it Â if Â I Â did Â not Â put Â enough Â effort Â into Â Cal Â Math Â League. Â I Â value Â being Â a Â Cal Â Math Â League Â champion Â here, Â and Â this Â is Â my Â last Â chance Â to Â achieve Â my Â goal Â of Â 36. Â Hopefully Â it Â will Â come Â true Â by Â the Â time Â I Â graduate!
â€œE Â to Â the Â x, Dy/dx, E Â to Â the Â x Â dy. Tangent, Â secant, Â cosine, Â sine, VTXDUHURRWRI Solve Â â€˜em, Â solve Â â€˜em, Â solve Â â€˜em Â Cate!â€?
El Â Bat: Â The Â next Â Cal Â Math Â League Â is Â coming Â up Â soon-Â-Âon Â January Â 6th. Â Do Â you Â have Â anything Â to Â say Â to Â the Â Cate Â community Â through Â El Â Bat?
Jaemin: Â Yes! Â Okay, Â so Â you Â must Â know Â that Â I Â really Â really Â really Â like Â donuts! Â But Â I Â never Â get Â them Â for Â some Â reason, Â and Â I Â donâ€™t Â understand Â why. Â All Â I Â want Â to Â say Â is, Â SH/Pars/Bothin, Â and Â especially Â Walker, Â please Â take Â and Â win Â this Â upcoming Â &DO0DWK/HDJXHVR,FDQJHWVRPHGRQXWV7KH\DUHP\ÂżUVWSULRULW\(O%DW Â With Â this Â amazing Â school Â cheer Â led Â by Â T. Â Smith Â and Â other Â math Â enthu-Â everybody Â donate Â your Â spare Â donuts Â to Â Jaemin)! Â Also, Â I Â want Â to Â encourage Â more Â VLDVWV&DO0DWK/HDJXHRIÂżFLDOO\EHJLQV)RUPHGLQE\6WHYHQ5&RQUDG people Â to Â participate Â in Â the Â Cal Â Math Â League. Â We Â all Â have Â a Â free Â period, Â so Â why Â and Â Daniel Â Flegler, Â both Â math Â teachers, Â the Â Cal Â Math Â Leagueâ€”basically, Â a Â series Â not Â spend Â our Â time Â solving Â math Â problems Â and Â earning Â house/dorm Â points Â instead Â of Â math Â competitions Â consisting Â of Â six Â questions Â to Â be Â done Â within Â half Â an Â hourâ€” of Â wasting Â our Â time? Â ZDVEURXJKWWRWKH&DWHFRPPXQLW\E\0U*ULIÂżQLQWKHHDUO\V,QLWLDOO\ only Â a Â few Â students Â knew Â about Â and Â participated Â in Â the Â contests. Â Today, Â however, Â Like Â Jaemin, Â T. Â Smith Â hopes Â that Â more Â people Â will Â partake Â in Â the Â Cal Â Math Â League Â the Â situation Â is Â a Â little Â different. Â As Â T. Â Smith Â puts Â it, Â â€œMore Â than Â two-Âthirds Â of Â the Â competitions. Â â€œOne Â of Â the Â most Â important Â objectives Â for Â me Â is Â to Â generate Â enthu-Â student Â body Â took Â the Â second Â Cal Â Math Â League Â contest Â this Â year, Â and Â I Â am Â really Â siasm Â for Â mathematics Â in Â the Â Cate Â community,â€? Â says Â T. Â Smith. Â Well Â then, Â there Â happy Â about Â that!â€? Â The Â Cal Â Math Â League Â has Â been Â included Â as Â one Â of Â the Â various Â you Â have Â it. Â Whether Â youâ€™re Â doing Â it Â for Â your Â house/dorm, Â personal Â satisfaction, Â house Â competitions Â this Â year, Â where Â each Â person Â receives Â one Â point Â for Â participat-Â or Â T. Â Smith, Â it Â is Â evident Â that Â the Â Cal Â Math Â League Â trend Â is Â catching Â on. Â See Â you Â ing Â and Â one Â point Â for Â every Â right Â answer. Â (Donâ€™t Â forget, Â you Â earn Â points Â for Â your Â DOOLQWKHWKHDWHURQ-DQXDU\WKDQGJRRGOXFNWRHYHU\RQHWDNLQJFRQWHVW dorm, Â too!) Â For Â the Â last Â Cal Â Math Â League, Â Thayer Â and Â the Â Day Â Students Â were Â the Â champions Â of Â the Â house Â and Â dorm Â competitions, Â respectively. Â Students Â from Â hun-Â dreds Â of Â schools Â in Â California Â take Â the Â six Â contests Â each Â year, Â and Â Cate Â has Â been Â ranked Â as Â one Â of Â the Â cumulative Â high Â scoring Â schools Â in Â the Â state. Â Students Â Jaemin Â &KHXQDQG7KDQ/LHP+X\QK7UDQDUHUDQNHGÂżUVWLQWKHVWDWHLQGLYLGXDOVWKLV yearâ€”so, Â big Â applause Â to Â them! Â Jaemin Â managed Â to Â achieve Â an Â overall Â score Â of Â 35 Â last Â year Â (out Â of Â 36 Â possible Â points). Â He Â is Â currently Â taking Â AP Â Statistics Â with Â T. Â 6PLWKDQGDGLUHFWHGVWXGLHVLQQXPEHUWKHRU\ZLWK0U*ULIÂżQ(O%DWFRQGXFWHG an Â interview Â with Â all-Âstar Â champion Â Jaemin Â Cheun: El Â Bat: Â Tell Â us Â about Â your Â experience Â being Â the Â all-Âstar Â Cal Â Math Â League Â master. Â Do Â the Â contests Â add Â to Â your Â stress Â level, Â and Â to Â what Â extent? Â Jaemin: Â Being Â a Â Cal Â Math Â League Â champion Â isnâ€™t Â an Â easy Â job. Â On Â the Â Fridays Â WKDW&DO0DWK/HDJXHFRPSHWLWLRQVDUHXVXDOO\KHOG,ÂżQGP\VHOIVKDNLQJQHU-Â vously Â before Â the Â contests Â are Â handed Â out. Â I Â remember Â spending Â a Â lot Â of Â time Â on Â FRQWHVWODVW\HDUDQG,ZDVGLVDSSRLQWHGWKDW,ORVWDSRLQWWKDWWLPH7KLV\HDU Iâ€™ve Â set Â my Â goal Â to Â reach Â a Â full Â score Â of Â 36. Â Of Â course, Â accomplishing Â this Â target Â will Â be Â a Â very Â hard Â process, Â and Â I Â worry Â constantly Â that Â I Â might Â accidentally Â slip Â up. Â This Â is Â my Â last Â year Â here, Â and Â I Â want Â to Â leave Â no Â regrets.
home for the holidays...eventually Sydney Â Read Â â€˜13 Â Itâ€™s Â that Â time Â of Â year Â againâ€”time Â for Â the Â holidays, Â a Â break Â from Â school, Â and Â the Â chance Â to Â relax Â and Â spend Â some Â time Â at Â home. Â Â For Â many Â Cate Â students, Â WKRXJKJHWWLQJKRPHLVQÂśWH[DFWO\DZLQWHUZRQGHUODQG,QVWHDGLWÂśVÂżOOHGZLWK planning, Â printing, Â packing, Â taking Â the Â train, Â a Â car, Â a Â plane Â (or Â all Â three). Â Then Â there Â are Â the Â hours Â just Â spent Â waiting;Íž Â sitting Â in Â a Â lumpy, Â suspiciously Â stained, Â rigid Â seat, Â gazing Â up Â at Â a Â fuzzy Â screen, Â wishing Â the Â ETD Â would Â come Â just Â a Â little Â bit Â sooner. Â Â It Â doesnâ€™t. Â Â Â Every Â time Â I Â travel, Â I Â am Â grateful Â to Â be Â reminded Â that Â the Â biggest Â problem Â ,DPOLNHO\WRHQFRXQWHURQP\WUHNKRPHIRUZLQWHUEUHDNLVDELWRIWUDIÂżFVRPH-Â ZKHUHRQWKHRUVRPLOHVEHWZHHQ&DWHDQGP\KRXVH0RVW&DWHVWXGHQWV though, Â have Â many Â more Â opportunities Â for Â error Â while Â traveling. Â Â These Â mishaps Â may Â be Â the Â result Â of Â personal Â (ahem) Â misunderstandings, Â like Â that Â one Â time Â Reid Â -HIIULHVPLVVHGKLVĂ€LJKWRQKLVZD\EDFNWRVFKRROZKLOHKHZDVVLWWLQJDWWKH gate. Â Â Â And Â then Â there Â are Â the Â times Â where Â everything Â seems Â to Â conspire Â against Â you. Â Â Last Â winter Â break, Â Megan Â Cunnane Â was Â headed Â back Â to Â her Â home Â in Â Tanza-Â QLDDQGZDVERRNHGIRUĂ€LJKWVIURP/$;WR'HWURLW'HWURLWWR$PVWHUGDPDQG $PVWHUGDPWR'DUHV6DODDP6KHDUULYHGLQ'HWURLWRQO\WRMRLQÂłDERXWDQ-Â gry Â people Â trying Â to Â get Â on Â a Â plane Â that Â would Â bring Â them Â to Â a Â full, Â closed Â airport.â€? Â %HFDXVHRIWHUULEOHZHDWKHUQRĂ€LJKWVZHUHJRLQJWR$PVWHUGDP7KH\GLGQÂśW ERWKHUWRPHQWLRQWKLVWRKHUEHIRUHVKHĂ€HZWR'HWURLW6REDFNVKHZHQWWR /$;ZKHUHVKHKDGWRSD\IRUDKRWHOURRPWKHQUHWXUQWR6DQWD%DUEDUDWRVWD\ with Â her Â grandmother. Â Â Her Â luggage Â didnâ€™t Â make Â it. Â Â She Â ended Â up Â at Â her Â grand-Â motherâ€™s Â house Â without Â clothes Â for Â almost Â a Â week. Â Â Finally, Â she Â was Â able Â to Â get Â on Â DĂ€LJKWJREDFNWR'HWURLWZKHUHWKHJX\FKHFNLQJERDUGLQJSDVVHVUHPHPEHUHG her), Â and Â get Â home. Â Â Her Â whole Â family Â vacation Â was Â canceled Â because Â she Â didnâ€™t Â arrive Â in Â time, Â but Â she Â did Â make Â it Â homeâ€”with Â her Â luggageâ€”eventually. Â If Â that Â wasnâ€™t Â enough Â to Â make Â you Â never Â want Â to Â travel Â again, Â donâ€™t Â worry. Â Â Iâ€™ve Â got Â some Â more Â stories Â for Â you. Â Â Last Â year, Â Pom Â Bunsermvichaâ€™s Â family Â came Â to Â visit Â her Â at Â school, Â and Â they Â were Â all Â going Â to Â go Â college Â tripping Â on Â the Â east Â FRDVW7KH\OHIWWKH+ROLGD\,QQLQ&DUSDW$0LQRUGHUWRJHWWR/$;E\ They Â were Â about Â to Â check Â in Â when Â Pomâ€™s Â dad Â looked Â up Â from Â his Â phone Â and Â said Â WKDWKHKDGIRUJRWWHQWRERRNKHUDVHDW)RUWKHQH[WKRXUWKH\WULHGWRÂżQGD Ă€LJKWIURP/$WR%DOWLPRUHPRYLQJÂłIURPWHUPLQDOWRWHUPLQDOWRWHUPLQDOÂ´DQG receiving Â instructions Â to Â go Â here, Â then Â there, Â then Â back Â here, Â then Â over Â there, Â and Â so Â on. Â Â She Â did, Â however, Â manage Â to Â get Â a Â ticket Â for Â that Â day, Â but Â â€œIt Â was Â a Â lot Â of Â unnecessary Â moneyâ€Śbecause Â only Â in Â the Â movies Â do Â people Â do Â crazy Â things Â like Â that.â€? Â Â Everything Â was Â settled, Â and Â she Â was Â boarding Â her Â plane Â when Â she Â got Â a Â call Â IURPKHUGDG+HUIDPLO\ÂśVĂ€LJKWZDVRYHUERRNHGDQGWKH\ZHUHIRUFHGWRZDLW IRUÂżYHKRXUVEHIRUHWKH\FRXOGERRNDQRWKHUĂ€LJKW6RWKHUHZDV3RPDORQHLQ %DOWLPRUHDW306KHJRWDFDEFKHFNHGLQWRWKHKRWHORUGHUHGVRPH&KLQHVH food, Â and Â waited. Â Â Her Â parents Â and Â sister Â arrived Â in Â Baltimore Â at Â one Â in Â the Â morn-Â ing Â and Â spent Â two Â hours Â at Â the Â car Â rental Â agency, Â but Â they Â all Â did Â arrive Â at Â the Â same Â place. Â Â Eventually. Â $QGÂżQDOO\ODVWVXPPHURQH$OH[LV+LOOZDVRQKHUZD\KRPHIURPDQ2XWZDUG %RXQGSURJUDP+HUWULSOHDGHUVKDGWROGKHUQRWWRVFKHGXOHDĂ€LJKWXQWLODIWHU EHFDXVHWKH\ZHUHQÂśWVXUHH[DFWO\ZKDWWLPHWKH\ÂśGJHWLQVRVKHERRNHGDĂ€LJKW for Â 6 Â PM. Â Â As Â it Â turns Â out, Â she Â got Â dropped Â off Â at Â the Â Grand Â Junction Â airport Â at Â $0$IWHUORLWHULQJDURXQGEX\LQJPDJD]LQHVSOD\LQJJDPHVRQKHUSKRQH calling Â friends, Â and Â basking Â in Â her-Â-Âletâ€™s Â say Â outdoorsy-Â-Âsmell Â (she Â was Â fresh Â off Â the Â course Â and Â hadnâ€™t Â had Â the Â chance Â to Â shower Â or Â change Â clothes) Â she Â found Â out Â WKDWKHUĂ€LJKWZDVGHOD\HG%XPPHU7KDWZRXOGPDNHIRUDWLJKWFRQQHFWLRQLQ Denver. Â Â At Â least Â it Â was Â only Â delayed Â by Â an Â hour. Â Â That Â hour Â went Â by, Â and Â it Â turned Â RXWWKDWWKHĂ€LJKWZDVVWLOOGHOD\HG$IWHUQLQHKRXUVLQWKHÂłWZRURRPDLUSRUWÂ´ she Â had Â nowhere Â else Â to Â explore. Â The Â only Â restaurant Â was Â Subway. Â Â It Â closed Â at Â (YHQWKHYHQGLQJPDFKLQHZDVFORVHG /DWHUVKHIRXQGRXWWKDWWKHĂ€LJKWZDVÂżQDOO\JRLQJWRERDUGDQGVKH was Â so Â relieved, Â she Â could Â have Â hugged Â everyone Â else Â at Â the Â gate, Â â€œeven Â the Â old Â lady Â with Â a Â face Â mask Â a Â couple Â seats Â over.â€? Â Â Her Â spirits Â were Â then Â as Â high Â as Â the Â planeâ€”she Â was Â one Â step Â closer Â to Â home. Â Â Thatâ€™s Â when Â she Â landed Â and Â found Â RXWKHUFRQQHFWLQJĂ€LJKWZDVFDQFHOHG+HUFRROFRPSRVXUHZDVVOLSSLQJDZD\ slowly Â but Â surely, Â until Â she Â met Â yet Â another Â customer Â service Â employee. Â Â It Â took Â
just Â a Â few Â sentences Â from Â the Â crusty Â old Â woman-Â-Âwho Â closely Â resembled Â Roz Â from Â Monsterâ€™s Â Inc-Â-Âto Â bring Â our Â fellow Â Catie Â to Â tears. Â Â No, Â she Â would Â not Â be Â go-Â ing Â home Â that Â night. Â Â No, Â she Â would Â not Â be Â getting Â a Â shower Â that Â night. Â Â Â No, Â she Â would Â not Â be Â getting Â a Â hotel Â room Â that Â night. Â Â Roz Â made Â that Â very Â clear. Â Â So, Â our Â friend Â was Â reduced Â to Â reading Â some Â more Â magazines, Â calling Â some Â more Â friends, Â and Â completing Â the Â Denver Â Airport Â Scavenger Â Hunt Â (yes, Â there Â is Â such Â a Â thing.) Â Â 7KHQH[WPRUQLQJVKHJRWRQĂ€LJKWÂŤWR3KRHQL[7KDWÂśVWKHRSSRVLWHGLUHFWLRQ from Â her Â Seattle Â home. Â Â She Â did Â make Â it Â home Â though. Â Â Eventually. Â So, Â adventurers, Â if Â you Â are Â traveling Â this Â holiday Â season, Â good Â luck. Â Â If Â you Â do Â run Â into Â any Â bumps, Â ditches, Â or Â Rozâ€™s Â on Â the Â way, Â just Â remember: Â you Â will Â get Â there. Â Â Eventually.
college counseling at cate Francesca Â Keller-ÂSarmientoâ€˜13
(O%DWWDONHGWR0UV*ULIÂżQRQHRIWZRJUHDWFROOHJHFRXQVHORUVLQ Cate, Â and Â she Â answered Â a Â couple Â of Â questions Â about Â college Â counseling Â and Â the Â application Â process. Â How Â does Â college Â counseling Â help Â a Â student? Â Cate Â has Â two Â full-Âtime Â experienced Â college Â counselors Â -Â-Â Â that Â should Â say Â some-Â thing Â about Â how Â important Â this Â particular Â role Â is Â in Â terms Â of Â helping Â students Â with Â the Â college Â process. Â Â I Â think Â we Â help Â in Â almost Â every Â way Â imaginable, Â actu-Â ally. Â Â We Â know Â Cate Â well, Â know Â colleges Â well, Â and Â know Â the Â process Â inside Â and Â out. Â Â Â We Â get Â to Â know Â each Â of Â our Â counselees Â incredibly Â well, Â so Â we Â help Â you Â not Â only Â choose Â where Â to Â apply Â but Â also Â how Â best Â to Â talk Â about Â yourself Â in Â both Â your Â application Â and Â your Â essays. Â We Â help Â you Â choose Â faculty Â to Â write Â recommenda-Â tions, Â we Â make Â sure Â you Â sign Â up Â to Â take Â the Â SAT Â on Â time, Â we Â help Â you Â choose Â subject Â tests Â to Â take, Â and Â we Â basically Â help Â you Â manage Â all Â the Â nuts Â and Â bolts Â RIWKHSURFHVV:HKRVWEHWZHHQDQGFROOHJHUHSUHVHQWDWLYHVHDFKIDOOVR that Â they Â can Â meet Â you Â and Â get Â to Â know Â Cate. Â Â And Â we Â advocate Â for Â you Â in Â the Â admissions Â process. Â Â Â And Â that Â is Â just Â a Â practical Â list! Â When Â does Â college Â counseling Â generally Â start Â in Â a Â studentâ€™s Â career? Â -XQLRUVÂżOORXWDQH[WHQVLYHFROOHJHTXHVWLRQQDLUHRYHUZLQWHUEUHDNDQGWKDWLV what Â we Â use Â to Â start Â our Â conversations Â with Â you Â in Â January. Â So Â college Â counsel-Â ing Â starts Â mid-Âway Â through Â junior Â year. Â :KDWDUHWKHÂżUVWVWHSVRIWKHSURFHVVWRÂżQGWKHÂłULJKWÂ´VFKRRO" 7KHUHLVQRULJKWFROOHJHÂ˛WKHUHDUHPDQ\6RWKHÂżUVWVWHSLQWKHSURFHVV RIÂżJXULQJRXWZKHUHWRDSSO\WRLVWKLQNDERXWZKDW\RXDUHORRNLQJIRULQD college Â (small Â or Â large, Â urban Â or Â rural, Â east Â or Â west, Â major Â interest Â and Â other Â IDFWRUV 7KHQRQFHZHÂżJXUHRXWZKDWW\SHRISODFHVHHPVWREHDJRRGÂżWZH VWDUWEUDLQVWRUPLQJSRVVLELOLWLHVZKLFKWKHQIDFWRULQ\RXUTXDOLÂżFDWLRQVDVDQ applicant. Â Â We Â do Â this Â together, Â and Â by Â the Â time Â juniors Â head Â home Â for Â summer, Â they Â have Â an Â initial Â list Â of Â colleges Â to Â research Â and Â visit. How Â often Â do Â you Â meet Â with Â each Â student? Â Â As Â many Â times Â as Â needed Â -Â-Â Â we Â are Â here Â all Â day Â every Â day, Â so Â are Â able Â to Â meet Â any Â time. Â Â In Â the Â fall Â we Â are Â very Â busy Â with Â the Â seniors, Â of Â course, Â but Â for Â juniors Â WKHUHZLOOEHDWOHDVWWZRRIÂżFLDOVFKHGXOHGRQHRQRQHPHHWLQJVZLWK\RXUFRO-Â lege Â counselor, Â usually Â one Â before Â spring Â break Â and Â one Â after. Â Â There Â will Â also Â be Â college Â classes Â inserted Â into Â your Â second Â semester Â schedule;Íž Â the Â junior Â class Â ZLOOEHVSOLWXSLQWRJURXSVRIDERXWDQGZHZLOOPHHWLQWKHFROOHJHFHQWHU during Â a Â scheduled Â block Â throughout Â the Â spring. When Â is Â the Â ideal Â time Â to Â visit Â a Â college? Â Â Any Â time Â you Â are Â near Â one, Â actually. Â Â It Â is Â a Â good Â idea Â to Â spread Â these Â visits Â out, Â so Â if Â you Â were Â in Â New Â York Â or Â Boston Â or Â Washington Â -Â-Â Â anywhere Â really Â -Â-Â Â you Â
could Â try Â to Â visit Â a Â college Â or Â two Â just Â to Â begin Â to Â get Â an Â idea Â of Â what Â a Â small Â school Â is Â like, Â what Â a Â large Â school Â is Â like, Â and Â how Â admissions Â works Â at Â each Â place. Â Â Spring Â break Â is Â a Â popular Â time Â for Â juniors Â to Â do Â college Â trips, Â but Â you Â have Â to Â be Â careful Â in Â your Â planning Â because Â lots Â of Â colleges Â are Â also Â on Â spring Â break Â and Â may Â be Â closed. Â And Â even Â if Â they Â arenâ€™t, Â it Â is Â not Â a Â good Â idea Â to Â see Â an Â empty Â campus. Â Â Summer Â is Â also Â a Â good Â time Â to Â visit Â colleges. Â Â Even Â though Â college Â is Â not Â in Â session, Â there Â are Â summer Â courses Â [and] Â research Â projects Â on Â FDPSXVDQGDGPLVVLRQVRIÂżFHVDUHRSHQDQGUHDG\IRUYLVLWRUV6WXGHQWWRXU JXLGHVZRUNDOOVXPPHUVRLWLVGHÂżQLWHO\DJRRGWLPHVLQFH\RXKDYHPRUH time Â -Â-Â Â to Â visit Â several Â campuses. Â
5. Â How Â do Â you Â think Â youâ€™re Â doing Â academically? Freshmen: Â 6.00 6RSKRPRUHV -XQLRUV 6HQLRUV 7KLVZDVDERXWWKHVDPHJLYHRUWDNHSRLQWV )LQLVKVWURQJMXQLRUVÂżQLVKVWURQJ 6. Â How Â are Â your Â sports? )UHVKPHQ 6RSKRPRUHV -XQLRUV 6HQLRUV A Â pretty Â temperate Â average Â across Â the Â board.
When Â should Â a Â student Â start Â working Â on Â the Â applications? Â We Â strongly Â encourage Â every Â Cate Â student Â to Â complete Â a Â draft Â of Â the Â common Â application Â and Â all Â supporting Â essays Â over Â the Â summer. Â Â We Â will Â talk Â about Â that Â in Â both Â our Â college Â classes Â and Â individual Â meetings. Â
Â Senior Â Stephanie Â Flores Â said Â that Â college Â counseling Â â€œhelped Â me Â realize Â WKDWDOWKRXJKDSSO\LQJWRFROOHJHPD\VHHPOLNHDELJVFDU\PRQVWHUDWÂżUVWLWÂśV nothing Â we Â canâ€™t Â tackle;Íž Â itâ€™s Â doable Â with Â time Â management!â€? Â Â In Â conclusion, Â college Â counseling Â is Â a Â great Â help Â to Â students Â when Â start-Â ing Â to Â choose Â a Â college Â and Â while Â in Â the Â (much Â dreaded) Â application Â process.
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mood survey Dani Â Hanks Â â€˜13
Â As Â our Â advisory Â journals Â tell Â us, Â weâ€™re Â almost Â halfway Â through Â the Â year. Â Itâ€™s Â hard Â to Â believe, Â but Â weâ€™ve Â already Â been Â through Â white Â glove Â twice! Â Weâ€™re Â GHÂżQLWHO\QRW ORRNLQJIRUZDUGWRLWIRUDWKLUGWLPHEXWHYHU\RQHÂśVH[FLWHGDERXW winter Â break. Â Deep Â down, Â past Â all Â the Â cookies, Â no-Âlonger-Âstanding Â pine Â trees Â (oh, Â Commencement Â Lawn), Â and Â holiday Â cheer, Â how Â is Â everyone Â feeling Â up Â here Â on Â the Â Mesa? Â Has Â homework Â been Â piled Â on Â with Â the Â end Â of Â the Â semester Â quickly Â approaching? Â Are Â people Â feeling Â stressed Â out Â of Â their Â wits? Â Once Â again, Â I Â polled Â &DWHVWXGHQWVWRÂżQGRXW 7KHUHZHUHTXHVWLRQVDQGVWXGHQWVZHUHDVNHGWRUDWHWKHLUUHVSRQVHVRQ DVFDOHRIWRZLWKEHLQJORZDQGEHLQJKLJK +RZÂśV\RXUVWUHVVOHYHOFRPSDUHGWRWKHEHJLQQLQJRIWKH\HDU" Freshmen: Â 5.65 6RSKRPRUHV -XQLRUV 6HQLRUV Surprisingly, Â since Â last Â time, Â we Â had Â a Â bit Â of Â a Â numbers Â drop! Â %XWQRWE\PXFK2QDYHUDJHWKHVWUHVVOHYHOZHQWGRZQE\SRLQWV Well, Â the Â end Â of Â semester Â is Â soon... +RZÂśV\RXUPRRGVRIDU" )UHVKPHQ 6RSKRPRUHV -XQLRUV 6HQLRUV And Â the Â stress Â of Â the Â end Â of Â semester Â is Â affecting Â everyoneâ€™s Â mood. Â There Â was Â a Â prominent Â drop Â of Â about Â 0.9 Â points Â for Â everyone Â except Â the Â sopho-Â more Â class. Â Theyâ€™re Â a Â little Â happier, Â while Â the Â rest Â of Â us Â are Â a Â bit Â more Â miserable. 3. Â How Â is Â your Â homework Â load? )UHVKPHQ 6RSKRPRUHV -XQLRUV 6HQLRUV 7KHDPRXQWRIKRPHZRUNIRUDOOFODVVHVZHQWGRZQE\DQDYHUDJHRISRLQWV Something Â tells Â me Â everyone Â rated Â low. +RZGR\RXOLNH\RXUFODVVHV" )UHVKPHQ 6RSKRPRUHV -XQLRUV 6HQLRUV 8QIRUWXQDWHO\WKHUDWLQJZHQWGRZQRQWKLVRQHWRRE\DERXWSRLQWV Â Thatâ€™s Â the Â good Â thing Â about Â the Â semester Â ending: Â new Â classes.
+RZÂśV\RXUVRFLDOOLIH" )UHVKPHQ 6RSKRPRUHV -XQLRUV 6HQLRUV Freshmen, Â sophomores, Â and Â seniors Â say Â they Â have Â less Â of Â a Â social Â life Â now Â than Â the Â beginning Â of Â the Â year. Â 9. Â How Â much Â free Â time Â do Â you Â have? )UHVKPHQ 6RSKRPRUHV -XQLRUV 6HQLRUV Sophomores, Â juniors, Â and Â seniors, Â way Â to Â stay Â on Â top Â of Â time Â management! Â The Â average Â for Â them Â went Â up Â about Â 0.6! 7KHODVWRIWKHTXHVWLRQVZHUHFODVVVSHFLÂżF Freshmen: Â How Â was Â Bee Â Camp Â for Â you? 7KHDQVZHUIRUWKLVRQHDYHUDJHGDWZLWKRIWKHFODVVVD\LQJRI WKHFODVVUDWLQJLWDDQGWKHRWKHUVFDWWHUHGDFURVVWKHERDUG6XUSULVLQJO\ UDWHG%HH&DPSD+RSHIXOO\WKHQH[WDOOFODVVDFWLYLW\ZLOOEHDEHWWHU experience Â for Â everyone! Sophomores: Â Is Â your Â class Â very Â close? 7KHDYHUDJHIRUWKLVRQHZDVZLWKDVXUSULVLQJVD\LQJ,WORRNVOLNH the Â sophomore Â class Â could Â use Â some Â good Â bonding Â time. Â Come Â on Â guys, Â â€œstep Â outside Â of Â your Â comfort Â zoneâ€? Â and Â get Â to Â know Â someone Â new! Juniors: Â How Â was Â junior Â retreat Â for Â you? $JUHDWDYHUDJHRIVRLWORRNVOLNHWKHMXQLRUFODVVUHDOO\KDGDJRRGWLPH RISHRSOHUDWHGLWRUPRUHDQGJDYHLWDRUPRUH$OOLQDOOVRXQGV like Â a Â really Â great Â weekend! Seniors: Â How Â are Â college Â apps? 7KLVZDVRQDVFDOHRIÂł1RW(YHQ&ORVHÂ´WRÂł'RQHÂ´7KHDYHUDJHZDVEXW RIWKHFODVVJDYHWKLVTXHVWLRQD+RSHIXOO\HYHU\RQHZLOOEHRYHUWKHVWUHVV of Â college Â apps Â soon...just Â think Â of Â how Â great Â it Â will Â be Â once Â theyâ€™re Â all Â done! Once Â again, Â there Â you Â have Â it. Â Weâ€™re Â getting Â through Â the Â year, Â crawling Â through Â for Â some Â while Â speeding Â through Â for Â others. Â Just Â think, Â winter Â break Â is Â just Â around Â the Â corner Â and Â after Â that, Â itâ€™s Â spring Â break, Â the Â home Â stretch, Â and Â phew Â -Â-Â Â another Â year Â over! Â Â Until Â then, Â keep Â working Â hard Â and Â having Â fun.
Features ciao tutti! viaggo al nord Antonia Â Behrman Â â€˜12 Â
Â In Â November, Â I Â traveled Â with Â my Â school Â to Â QRUWKHUQ,WDO\ZKHUHZHYLVLWHGÂżYHZRQGHUIXOFLWLHV Verona, Â Venice, Â Bologna, Â Ravenna, Â and Â Padua. Â SYA Â Italy Â goes Â on Â multiple Â trips Â like Â this Â every Â year Â (our Â next Â one Â is Â in Â February Â to Â Sicily Â and Â maybe Â Greece). Â Since Â we Â go Â as Â a Â school, Â it Â isnâ€™t Â vacation Â and Â we Â have Â projects Â to Â do, Â but Â we Â still Â have Â lots Â of Â time Â every Â day Â to Â explore Â the Â cities Â independently Â and Â have Â tons Â of Â fun. Â Our Â viaggo Â al Â nord Â was Â truly Â amazing Â and Â I Â had Â the Â chance Â to Â see Â so Â many Â new Â places Â and Â so Â much Â beautiful Â history. Â Â The Â academic Â assignment Â I Â had Â for Â the Â trip Â was Â a Â semester Â project Â for Â my Â Medieval Â and Â Modern Â History Â of Â Italy Â class. Â We Â worked Â in Â groups Â of Â three, Â and Â before Â the Â trip Â each Â group Â picked Â a Â city Â and Â com-Â pleted Â a Â research Â paper Â on Â the Â entire Â history Â of Â its Â city Â from Â its Â founding Â to Â the Â present Â day. Â We Â also Â planned Â sights Â to Â see, Â as Â each Â group Â had Â to Â tour Â the Â rest Â of Â SYA Â around Â its Â assigned Â city, Â organize Â multiple Â inter-Â active Â activities Â to Â do Â once Â there, Â and Â come Â up Â with Â a Â theatrical Â component. Â My Â city Â was Â Verona, Â la Â cittĂ Â dellâ€™amore. Â Â For Â the Â theatrical Â component Â of Â our Â project, Â we-Â-Âof Â course-Â-Âdecided Â to Â do Â the Â balcony Â scene Â from Â Romeo Â and Â Juliet. Â We Â had Â the Â incredible Â opportunity Â to Â perform Â the Â scene Â from Â Julietâ€™s Â actual Â (well Â leg-Â endary) Â balcony, Â and Â I Â played Â Juliet. Â It Â is Â against Â the Â rules Â of Â la Â casa Â di Â Giulietta Â to Â perform Â scenes Â from Â the Â balcony, Â but Â my Â history Â teacher Â (an Â Italian Â who Â speaks Â little Â English) Â told Â me Â that Â as Â long Â as Â I Â didnâ€™t Â
ask Â beforehand Â and Â just Â went Â up Â to Â the Â balcony Â it Â should Â be Â okay. Â He Â told Â me Â to Â do Â the Â scene Â for Â as Â long Â as Â I Â could Â before Â they Â kicked Â me Â off. Â So, Â after Â lunch Â when Â the Â school Â reconvened, Â my Â group Â members Â and Â I Â hurried Â off Â early Â to Â la Â casa Â di Â Giulietta. Â I Â bought Â a Â ticket Â and Â ran Â upstairs Â to Â the Â balcony, Â and Â once Â every-Â one Â arrived Â we Â began Â the Â scene. Â Since Â we Â were Â tech-Â nically Â breaking Â a Â ton Â of Â rules, Â I Â was Â not Â surprised Â when, Â about Â halfway Â through Â the Â scene, Â I Â heard Â a Â loud Â clapping Â noise Â behind Â me. Â I Â turned Â around Â to Â ÂżQGWKHVFDULHVWZRPHQ,KDGHYHUVHHQLQP\HQWLUH life. Â She Â started Â yelling Â in Â rapid Â Italian Â that Â I Â was Â not Â allowed Â to Â be Â performing, Â so Â I Â grabbed Â my Â bag Â and Â bolted Â inside Â and Â down Â the Â stairs. Â Even Â though Â our Â scene Â was Â cut Â short, Â it Â was Â such Â an Â amazing Â experi-Â ence Â to Â have Â been Â able Â to Â perform Â Shakespeare Â from Â Julietâ€™s Â balcony. Â Â For Â one Â of Â our Â group Â activities, Â since Â we Â were Â in Â la Â cittĂ Â dellâ€™amore, Â we Â had Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â class Â write Â courtly Â love Â poems. Â Courtly Â love Â poems Â originated Â in Â the Â Italian Â Peninsula Â with Â the Â Sicilian Â School, Â created Â by Â Frederick Â II. Â His Â court, Â the Â Magna Â &XULD ZURWH WKHVH SRHPV EHWZHHQ DQG DQGFUHDWHGWKHÂżUVW,WDOLDQOLWHUDU\VWDQGDUG7KH6L-Â cilian Â School Â later Â moved Â to Â Tuscany, Â and Â it Â became Â the Â vernacular Â basis Â for Â the Â modern Â Italian Â language. Â In Â medieval Â times, Â knights Â did Â not Â write Â courtly Â love Â poems Â for Â women Â they Â were Â actually Â involved Â with. Â Knights Â wrote Â these Â poems Â for Â women Â they Â merely Â admired Â from Â afar, Â as Â the Â women Â were Â simply Â their Â inspiration Â and Â they Â never Â had Â any Â relationship Â with Â them. Â The Â woman Â who Â received Â these Â poems Â never Â replied Â when Â the Â man Â read Â them Â to Â her, Â as Â she Â was Â supposed Â to Â stand Â there Â and Â be Â the Â perfect Â object Â of Â affection. Â These Â courtly Â love Â poems Â were Â the Â â€œpur-Â est Â formâ€? Â of Â love, Â as Â there Â was Â no Â physical Â interac-Â tion. Â For Â example, Â Dante Â Alighieri Â wrote Â poems Â for Â Beatrice, Â the Â woman Â whom Â he Â had Â loved Â since Â she Â was Â nine. Â We Â had Â the Â class Â write Â courtly Â love Â poems Â XQGHUWKHFRQGLWLRQVWKDWWKH\ZHUHLQ,WDOLDQÂżWWKH rhyme Â scheme Â of Â Dante, Â and Â were Â dedicated Â to Â some-Â one Â at Â SYA. Â So Â later Â on, Â when Â the Â students Â read Â the Â poems, Â each Â person Â who Â wrote Â a Â poem Â kneeled Â and Â read Â it Â to Â the Â person Â whom Â it Â was Â for, Â exactly Â as Â had Â happened Â in Â medieval Â times. Â Â Verona Â was, Â of Â course, Â not Â the Â only Â city Â we Â visited, Â so Â here Â is Â a Â little Â bit Â more Â about Â the Â rest Â of Â our Â trip: Â The Â other Â two Â cities Â I Â liked Â the Â best Â were Â Venice Â and Â Bologna. Â While Â in Â Venice, Â I Â visited Â the Â Biennale, Â a Â famous Â modern Â art Â museum. Â Countries Â from Â all Â over Â the Â world Â have Â their Â own Â building, Â where Â they Â have Â exhibitions Â that Â are Â on Â display Â for Â a Â year Â and Â a Â half. Â It Â is Â sort Â of Â like Â the Â Olympics, Â but Â for Â art. Â We Â had Â the Â chance Â to Â see Â the Â Biennale Â during Â this Â roundâ€™s Â last Â few Â weeks Â before Â closing Â down Â to Â put Â up Â the Â next Â exhibitions. Â Bologna Â is Â a Â very Â intellectual Â city, Â and Â my Â history Â teacher Â keeps Â reminding Â us Â that Â LWLVWKH+DUYDUGRI,WDO\7KHÂżUVWXQLYHUVLW\RIWKH western Â world Â was Â the Â University Â of Â Bologna, Â cre-Â DWHGLQ%HVLGHVWKHXQLYHUVLW\%RORJQDLVZHOO
known Â for Â its Â renaissance Â and Â medieval Â art, Â such Â as Â La Â Fontana Â del Â Nettuno Â and Â the Â Towers Â of Â Bologna. Â Ravenna, Â another Â city Â we Â visited, Â is Â best Â known Â for Â its Â Byzantine Â art. Â The Â city Â is Â well Â known Â as Â a Â capital Â of Â Byzantine Â art Â thanks Â to Â its Â involvement Â in Â both Â the Â Eastern Â and Â Western Â Roman Â Empires. Â It Â is Â thought Â to Â have Â even Â better Â mosaics Â than Â Istanbul, Â because Â it Â was Â never Â sacked Â by Â invading Â cultures, Â and Â therefore Â the Â cityâ€™s Â art Â is Â in Â great Â condition. Â Ravenna Â is Â also Â home Â to Â Dante Â Alighieriâ€™s Â grave. Â The Â last Â city Â we Â visited Â was Â Padua. Â Padua Â is Â a Â very Â modern Â Northern Â Italian Â city Â that Â is Â home Â to Â one Â of Â the Â biggest Â Renais-Â sance Â churches Â in Â the Â world, Â Il Â Santo, Â or Â the Â Basilica Â of Â S. Â Anthony. Â Â Our Â viaggo Â al Â nord Â was Â an Â absolutely Â won-Â derful Â cultural Â experience Â that Â I Â will Â never Â forget, Â and Â I Â hope Â you Â guys Â enjoyed Â hearing Â a Â little Â bit Â about Â it! Â Arrivederci Â ragazzi Â e Â un Â bacio Â a Â tutti!
christmas cooking corner
Chloe Â King Â â€˜14
Â Break Â out Â the Â dusty Â green Â and Â red Â lights Â and Â festive, Â smelly Â wreaths, Â because Â the Â Christmas Â holiday Â is Â almost Â here! Â Not Â too Â fast, Â thoughâ€”we Â still Â have Â a Â while Â to Â go, Â and Â the Â weeks Â from Â Thanksgiving Â to Â Christmas Â seem Â to Â stretch Â on Â without Â end. Â So, Â in Â the Â spirit Â of Â tiding Â you Â and Â your Â hungry Â belly Â over Â until Â then, Â here Â are Â some Â fun Â holiday Â ideas Â you Â can Â try Â with Â average, Â everyday Â Cate Â food. Â 7KHUHDUHRYHUGLIIHUHQWWKLQJV\RXFDQGRZLWKFKLFNHQKRZHYHURXUVFKRROVHHPVWRXWLOL]HDERXWIRXURIWKHP7RVSLFHXSWKHHYHU\GD\FKLFNHQ cutlet Â a Â bit, Â try Â using Â the Â salad Â bar Â as Â a Â cooking Â station. Â Bring Â over Â some Â cut Â up Â chicken Â breasts Â and Â begin Â to Â make Â a Â very Â exotic-Âsounding Â Moroccan Â chicken Â salad Â (with Â carrots). Â Obviously, Â measuring Â cups Â are Â not Â readily Â available Â to Â Cate Â students, Â so Â just Â make Â do Â with Â the Â guess-Âand-Âcheck Â method. Â Throw Â on Â some Â spinach, Â some Â wheatgrass Â (that Â stuff Â that Â seems Â to Â grow Â in Â the Â dining Â hall Â with Â dangerous Â looking Â scissors Â next Â to Â it), Â some Â cut-Âup Â carrots Â (preferably Â peeled Â into Â strips, Â but Â thatâ€™s Â okay), Â some Â olive Â oil, Â and Â some Â salt Â and Â pepper! Â With Â that, Â youâ€™re Â ready Â to Â have Â a Â delicious, Â holiday-Âesque Â salad. Â 1H[WWRFKLFNHQWKHPRVWSRSXODUIRRGLWHPRQWKH&DWHVWXGHQWÂśVPHQXLVWRDVW)RUWKHKXQGUHGVRISHRSOHWKDWĂ€RRGWKHWRDVWURRPHYHU\GD\DQHZWKLQJ WRWU\PLJKWEHFLQQDPRQ,WÂśVDIXQZD\WRVSLFHXS\RXUIRRGIRUWKHKROLGD\VDQGFDQJHW\RXWKLQNLQJDKHDGWRWKRVHZDUPGD\VE\WKHÂżUHZLWKDVZHHWWUHDWWKDW most Â likely Â includes Â the Â spice. Â Try Â a Â little Â on Â buttered Â toast, Â or Â maybe Â add Â some Â to Â your Â hot Â chocolate. Â In Â any Â case, Â this Â spice Â calls Â to Â Christmastime Â like Â Santa Â calls Â to Â Rudolph. Â Â If Â all Â else Â fails, Â just Â play Â on Â your Â artistic Â creativity Â and Â get Â some Â colorful Â foods Â to Â decorate Â your Â plate Â with. Â Steal Â some Â red Â and Â green Â M&Mâ€™s Â and Â decorate Â a Â bland Â dish. Â Shape Â rice Â krispies Â treat Â into Â a Â jolly Â snowman. Â If Â that Â doesnâ€™t Â spark Â your Â holiday Â creativity Â enough, Â grab Â some Â holiday Â cookie Â dough Â from Â Albertsonâ€™s Â and Â bake Â at Â a Â faculty Â home! Â Iâ€™m Â sure Â theyâ€™ll Â be Â glad Â to Â spread Â some Â holiday Â treats Â and Â cheer.
limerence Ethan Â Baretto Â â€˜14
During Â the Â month Â of Â NaNoWriMo, Â Sophomore Â Ethan Â Barretto Â wrote Â a Â 50,000 Â wprd Â ÂżFWLRQDOVWRU\+HUHÂśVDVQLSSHWRIÂł/LPHUHQFHÂ´ Â Â From Â a Â distance, Â it Â looked Â completely Â and Â utterly Â wrong. Â Peering Â out Â the Â car Â window, Â through Â the Â dense Â fog, Â she Â was Â only Â able Â to Â make Â out Â its Â outline-Â-Âa Â tall, Â IDWF\OLQGHUWKDWSRLQWHGXSDWOHDVWÂżYHVWRULHVDQGFXWRIIDEUXSWO\DWWKHWRS,WZDV monolithic, Â a Â great Â shadow Â against Â the Â grey Â sky Â and Â the Â dark Â ocean. Â Bigger Â than Â sheâ€™d Â remembered. Â The Â light Â that Â shone Â through Â the Â fog Â was Â very Â weak, Â and Â was Â only Â strong Â enough Â to Â show Â the Â shapes Â of Â things. Â Yet Â the Â lighthouse Â stood Â out. Â Hana Â squinted Â KHUH\HV(YHU\WKLQJDERXWLWVHHPHGRII$JDLQVWWKHĂ€DWJUD\H[SDQVHRIODQGDQG water Â that Â surrounded Â it, Â it Â was Â like Â a Â scratch, Â a Â blemish, Â something Â too Â obvious Â to Â be Â covered Â up. Â It Â wasnâ€™t Â how Â sheâ€™d Â remembered Â it Â at Â all, Â and Â that Â was Â a Â bit Â unset-Â tling. 6KHWULHGQRWWRSD\LWDQ\DWWHQWLRQIRUWKHPRPHQWGUXPPLQJKHUÂżQJHUVDJDLQVW the Â steering Â wheel. Â More Â than Â anything, Â she Â needed Â to Â stop, Â stretch Â her Â legs, Â go Â to Â the Â bathroom, Â take Â a Â nap, Â and Â eat Â for Â several Â hours. Â Food Â was Â her Â priority. Â She Â hoped Â Nana Â had Â already Â started Â cooking Â dinner, Â though Â there Â was Â always Â the Â possibility Â that Â sheâ€™d Â forgotten Â about Â Hanaâ€™s Â arrival Â entirely. Â She Â eyed Â the Â lighthouse Â again, Â and Â it Â was Â growing Â nearer Â and Â nearer. Â It Â made Â her Â feel Â bad, Â thinking Â of Â Nana Â living Â there Â on Â her Â own Â for Â two Â years Â with Â no Â family Â to Â visit Â her. Â Sheâ€™d Â always Â been Â a Â very Â capable Â woman, Â and Â running Â a Â bed Â and Â breakfast Â must Â mean Â interacting Â with Â quite Â a Â lot Â of Â people... Â Mom Â had Â told Â her Â that Â lately Â Nana Â was Â getting Â worse Â than Â before. Â She Â was Â tired Â really Â early, Â she Â was Â forgetful... Â For Â a Â woman Â as Â capable Â and Â intel-Â ligent Â as Â Nana, Â age Â just Â seemed Â unnatural, Â like Â some Â item Â of Â off-Âputting Â clothing. Â It Â wasnâ€™t Â her. Â In Â a Â sense, Â Hana Â knew Â that Â she Â wasnâ€™t Â living Â with Â Nana Â for Â the Â next Â few Â months Â just Â so Â sheâ€™d Â have Â a Â summer Â job-Â-Âher Â mother Â had Â sent Â her Â up Â here Â so Â sheâ€™d Â be Â reassured Â that Â Nana Â was Â still Â safe Â on Â her Â own. Â Hana Â didnâ€™t Â have Â any Â problem Â with Â that-Â-Âshe Â loved Â her Â grandmother, Â even Â though Â she Â hadnâ€™t Â visited Â for Â two Â years. Â And Â the Â lighthouse Â really Â was Â a Â beautiful Â place, Â or Â at Â least Â she Â remembered Â it Â to Â be. Â Up Â until Â she Â was Â ten, Â when Â she Â had Â lived Â closer, Â she Â had Â come Â up Â here Â every Â summer Â and Â had Â beachside Â adventures Â each Â day, Â and Â Nana Â would Â make Â mini Â pies Â at Â night Â DQGWKH\ÂśGHDWWKHPVLWWLQJFURVVOHJJHGRQWKHĂ€RRUZKLOHOLVWHQLQJWRWKHUDGLR She Â had Â fond Â memories Â of Â that Â place. Â Being Â back Â really Â would Â be Â a Â shocker, Â and Â she Â could Â see Â the Â lighthouse Â now;Íž Â it Â was Â practically Â within Â walking Â distance. Â Soon, Â she Â spotted Â a Â familiar Â turnoff Â on Â the Â right Â side Â of Â the Â road. Â She Â could Â smell Â the Â ocean Â already, Â she Â could Â almost Â hear Â it, Â taste Â it. Â She Â gently Â turned Â off Â the Â road. Â Taking Â a Â deep Â breath, Â she Â stepped Â on Â the Â brakes Â and Â the Â car Â slid Â to Â a Â halt. Â The Â dust Â around Â the Â car Â settled, Â and Â Hana Â looked Â out Â the Â window Â at Â the Â dark, Â foggy Â air. Â She Â sighed. Â Bracing Â herself Â for Â the Â cold, Â she Â put Â her Â hand Â on Â the Â door Â handle.
holiday games Michael Â Revord Â â€˜14
Â For Â those Â of Â you Â with Â iOS Â devices, Â the Â App Â Store Â opens Â a Â huge Â market Â of Â games Â and Â apps. Â Many Â people Â have Â far Â distances Â to Â travel Â this Â break, Â so Â here Â are Â a Â few Â holiday Â games Â to Â keep Â you Â busy! Angry Â Birds Â Seasons Â $0.99 A Â classic Â take Â on Â the Â original Â iPhone Â hit Â Angry Â Birds, Â Angry Â Birds Â Seasons Â has Â a Â new Â winter Â holiday Â update Â loaded Â with Â new Â levels Â that Â will Â keep Â you Â busy Â for Â hours. Â For Â anyone Â who Â hasnâ€™t Â played Â Angry Â Birds, Â the Â game Â is Â simple: Â launch Â little Â birds Â at Â pigs Â to Â destroy Â them. Â It Â may Â seem Â childish Â and Â stupid, Â but Â it Â can Â be Â dangerously Â addicting. Â I Â highly Â recommend Â this Â app Â for Â anyone Â looking Â for Â a Â distraction. Cut Â the Â Rope: Â Holiday Â Gift Â Free This Â game Â came Â out Â last Â year Â around Â this Â time Â of Â year. Â Cut Â the Â Rope Â is Â another Â classic Â iPhone Â game Â and Â the Â developers Â decided Â to Â give Â us Â a Â free Â holiday Â version. Â The Â objective Â in Â this Â game Â is Â to Â use Â gravity Â to Â cut Â the Â ropes Â in Â certain Â ways Â so Â that Â this Â little Â green Â character Â can Â get Â his Â candy. Â Another Â childish Â game Â that Â is Â great Â for Â all Â ages. Â For Â a Â free Â app, Â this Â is Â one Â of Â my Â all Â time Â favorites. Doodle Â Jump Â Christmas Â Special Â $0.99 Another Â holiday Â version Â of Â an Â iPhone Â classic, Â Doodle Â Jump Â Christmas Â Special Â is Â a Â great Â arcade Â game. Â The Â objective Â is Â simply Â to Â get Â higher Â and Â higher Â by Â tilting Â the Â iPhone Â and Â land-Â ing Â on Â platforms. Â There Â are Â Christmas Â monsters Â and Â various Â snowy Â obstacles Â in Â the Â way Â of Â reaching Â the Â never Â ending Â top.
Eclipse Â by Â TYR Itâ€™s Â only Â four Â tracks, Â but: Â Youâ€™ll Â get Â enough Â wobble Â bass Â to Â break Â a Â few Â windows. Ryan Â Ferris Â Kim Â â€˜12 Get Â this Â so Â you Â can Â say: Â â€œI Â knew Â TYR Â before Â he Â blew Â up!â€? Greetings Â loyal Â readers, Â and Â welcome Â to Â another Â long Â and Â pointless Â article Â about Â Also: Â Support Â your Â local Â talent. Â Grant Â put Â some Â serious Â work Â into Â this Â thing. music! Â For Â those Â of Â you Â who Â are Â new, Â this Â is Â the Â section Â of Â El Â Bat Â where Â I Â write Â long Â and Â pointless Â articles Â about Â music. Â Sometimes, Â I Â write Â pointlessly Â long Â ar-Â On Â the Â twelfth Â day Â of Â Christmas, Â my Â true Â love Â gave Â to Â me, ticles Â about Â music. Â And Â occasionally, Â Iâ€™ll Â longingly Â point Â at Â less-Âthan-Âlong Â pointy Â PXVLFUHFRPPHQGDWLRQVIRUIUHHPXVLFGXULQJWKHKROLGD\V long Â music Â sometimes Â article. Â By Â the Â way, Â FREE Â MUSIC. So Â technically, Â I Â donâ€™t Â have Â to Â buy Â anyone Â a Â Secret Â Santa Â gift! Thatâ€™s Â right, Â weâ€™re Â talking Â about Â free Â music. Â â€œBut Â Ryan,â€? Â you Â say, Â â€œIsnâ€™t Â it Â det-Â rimental Â to Â the Â music Â industry Â if Â I Â download Â free Â music Â off Â the Â Internet? Â Isnâ€™t Â it Â illegal?â€? Â Well, Â curious Â reader, Â that Â is Â usually Â the Â case. Â And Â yes, Â buying Â music Â is Â whatâ€™s Â best Â for Â the Â future Â of Â the Â music Â industry. Â But Â then Â again, Â itâ€™s Â the Â holiday Â season, Â which Â means Â family, Â friends, Â and Â of Â course, Â free Â stuff. ,VFRXUHGWKH,QWHUQHWVHDUFKLQJIRUWKHEHVWPXVLF,FRXOGÂżQGWKDWLVZLWKWKH FRQVHQWRIWKHDUWLVW IUHH7KLV,V:KDW,&DPH8S:LWK A Â few Â notes: 0RVWRIWKHVHPL[WDSHVEHORQJLQWKHÂłKLSKRSÂ´DQGÂłHOHFWURQLFÂ´JHQUHV6RPH donâ€™t Â even Â have Â any Â lyrics. Â Donâ€™t Â be Â scared. )RUWKHPRVWSDUW,WULHGWRÂżQGWKLQJVWKDWPRVWSHRSOHKDYHQÂśWKHDUGRIVRUU\ Mac Â Miller Â fans) Â and Â things Â that Â were Â released Â relatively Â recently. Susan Â Kim Â â€˜13 3. Â I Â kept Â the Â descriptions Â ambiguous Â for Â a Â reason. Â A Â little Â mystery Â never Â hurt Â any-Â oneâ€Śand Â besides, Â my Â writing Â doesnâ€™t Â do Â anything Â any Â justice. Â The Â sun Â is Â shining Â brightly, Â small Â children Â are Â smiling Â and Â laughing Â and Â -XVW*RRJOHWKHQDPHRIWKHDOEXPÂŤGRZQORDGOLQNVVKRXOGQÂśWEHKDUGWRÂżQG generally Â running Â amok, Â and Â Cate Â School Â stands Â silently Â atop Â the Â mesa, Â look-Â 5. Â For Â the Â easily Â offended, Â I Â put Â a Â happy Â little Â star Â * Â next Â to Â the Â mixtapes Â with Â ing Â over Â the Â local Â citizens Â of Â Carpinteria. Â Itâ€™s Â winter-Â-Âin Â Southern Â California, Â of Â explicit Â lyrics. Â course. 6. Â Oh, Â and Â again, Â this Â stuff Â is Â free. Â Itâ€™s Â like Â getting Â a Â free Â sample Â at Â Costco: Â even Â Â But Â where Â are Â the Â students Â of Â Cate Â School? Â Well, Â honestly, Â Iâ€™m Â not Â too Â if Â that Â I-ÂCanâ€™t-ÂBelieve-ÂItâ€™s-ÂFrom-ÂKirkland Â organic Â meatloaf Â didnâ€™t Â taste Â amazing, Â VXUH:LWKVWXGHQWVWRNHHSWUDFNRILWÂśVLPSRVVLEOHWRUHPHPEHUH[DFWO\ you Â still Â appreciate Â how Â amazingly, Â incredibly, Â undeniably Â free Â it Â is. Â Free. who Â is Â doing Â what Â and Â where Â they Â are. Â You Â might Â be Â thinking: Â â€œSurely Â such Â a Â di-Â verse Â group Â of Â people Â from Â different Â cities Â and Â backgrounds Â must Â have Â some Â uni-Â *Brooklyn.Chicago.London. Â by Â Urban Â Noize fying Â feature!â€? Â Or Â not. Â People Â these Â days Â have Â no Â real Â sense Â of Â imaginationâ€Ś Â but Â Sounds Â like: Â Jay-ÂZ, Â Kanye, Â and Â Adele. Â Together. Â someone Â was Â curious Â enough Â to Â ask Â El Â Bat Â about Â what Â â€œregularâ€? Â Cate Â students Â Will Â suit Â people Â who: Â Secretly Â wish Â for Â crunchier Â drums Â behind Â Adeleâ€™s Â beautiful Â do Â during Â vacations. Â Are Â they Â the Â same Â people? Â Do Â they Â have Â friends Â waiting Â for Â vocals. them Â back Â home? Â Where Â do Â they Â even Â go? Â What Â do Â they Â do Â for Â entertainment?â€? Â (TXDWLRQIRU(QMR\PHQW.DQ\HÂśVGUXPV$GHOHÂśVKRRNVYHUVHVIURP7KH&RO-Â Embarrassingly, Â though Â these Â questions Â (especially Â the Â last) Â were Â quite Â relevant Â lege Â Dropout Â and Â The Â Blueprint Â = Â J to Â the Â Entertainment Â section, Â I Â didnâ€™t Â have Â a Â good, Â interesting Â answer Â for Â myself Â or Â even Â a Â generic Â blanket Â answerâ€”especially Â since Â all Â I Â do Â during Â each Â and Â every Â A Â Mutated Â Christmas Â by Â Corporal Â Blossom vacation Â is Â sit Â down Â in Â front Â of Â my Â computer Â and Â rot, Â just Â like Â I Â do Â anywhere. Â (Ex-Â Get Â this Â if Â you: Â Love Â Christmas Â but Â wish Â it Â wereâ€Śodder. cept Â at Â school, Â of Â course.) Â So Â here, Â readers, Â are Â some Â of Â your Â very Â own Â answers. This Â probably Â wonâ€™t Â be: Â The Â holiday Â shopping Â music Â at Â Macyâ€™s. Â Unfortunately. Â -Â Â â€œI Â suppose Â mainly Â gloating Â over Â the Â misfortunes Â of Â other Â people. Â Main-Â ly Â crowing Â over Â the Â miseries Â of Â others. Â It Â doesnâ€™t Â always Â work, Â but Â it Â never Â com-Â *Sh*t Â Computer Â by Â Kids Â & Â Explosions pletely Â failsâ€Śâ€? Genre: Â Twitchy-ÂSong-ÂReconstruction There Â were Â some Â other, Â unprintable Â sentiments. Â Clearly, Â this Â student Â meant Â to Â This Â guy Â took Â the Â time Â to: Â Slice Â out Â individual Â words Â from Â songs Â and Â piece Â them Â say Â that Â he/she Â also Â spends Â his/her Â time Â on Â the Â computer, Â e-Âstalking Â Christopher Â together Â to Â form Â new Â songsâ€Śa Â new Â standard Â for Â sampling. Hitchens Â (go Â Google Â him Â if Â you Â donâ€™t Â know Â him). Â Glad Â to Â know Â Iâ€™m Â not Â the Â only Â If Â Girl Â Talk Â and Â Super Â Mash Â Bros Â made Â love, Â had Â an Â epileptic Â baby, Â and Â sat Â it Â in Â one Â idling Â her Â time Â away Â on Â the Â Intertubes. front Â of Â the Â worldâ€™s Â biggest Â strobe Â light, Â it Â would Â sound Â like: Â This Â album. -Ââ€œAway Â from Â Cate, Â I Â make Â sure Â to Â keep Â my Â towel Â with Â me Â at Â all Â times. Â Away Â from Â Cate, Â I Â run Â from Â S.E.P.s. Â My Â best Â friendâ€™s Â name Â is Â Marvin. Â Away Â from Â Cate, Â I Â get Â High Â Life Â by Â Vanilla Â (Thanks, Â Jesse Â Gavin) to Â read.â€? Do Â you Â know: Â J Â Dilla? Â Or Â Madlib? Â Or Â Pete Â Rock? Â No? Â Yes? Â Cause Â this Â is Â kinda Â An Â avid Â reader, Â and Â a Â space Â hitchhiker Â as Â well! Â This Â student Â probably Â travels Â light Â like Â them. years Â away Â to Â take Â other Â galaxies Â by Â storm, Â returning Â to Â our Â own Â little Â Galactic Â Either Â way: Â These Â are Â some Â soulful Â beats. Â Sector Â ZZ9 Â Plural Â Z Â Alpha Â merely Â to Â study Â us Â Earthlings Â here Â at Â Cate. Â And Â eat Â If Â you Â are Â an Â aspiring Â rap Â freestyler Â and Â are Â in Â need Â of Â some Â instrumentals: Â This Â fro-Âyo Â every Â other Â day, Â of Â course. isnâ€™t Â a Â bad Â place Â to Â start. -Ââ€œI Â wear Â ragged Â sweatshirts, Â usually Â layered Â because Â it Â is Â frigidly Â cold Â out, Â along Â with Â my Â plaid Â rain Â boots, Â and Â I Â muck Â out Â chicken Â sheds Â and Â drink Â a Â lot Â of Â coffee. Â *House Â of Â Balloons Â by Â The Â Weeknd $QGKRQHVWO\,RQO\KDQJRXWZLWKOLNHSHRSOHDQGZHMXVWZDONDURXQGWRZQ 6RXQGVOLNH$QDQJXLVKÂżOOHG'UDNHVLQJLQJLQDQHFKR\URRP$QGLWÂśVFROG eating Â sugary Â things Â and Â laugh[ing] Â at Â the Â interpretive Â art Â centers. Â I Â also Â listen Â And Â his Â girlfriend Â broke Â up Â with Â him. Â And Â he Â got Â a Â haircut Â that Â he Â doesnâ€™t Â really Â to Â a Â lot Â of Â dubstep, Â watch Â a Â lot Â of Â reality Â TV Â (Project Â Runway/Top Â Chef Â are Â the Â like. BEST), Â and Â write Â a Â lot Â about Â how Â boring Â my Â life Â is.â€? Listen Â if: Â Youâ€™re Â sad, Â but Â still Â want Â to Â feel Â like Â a Â man. -Ââ€œI Â look Â nicer Â outside Â of Â Cate.â€? -Ââ€œ[Put] Â simply, Â I Â rage.â€? *Exmilitary Â by Â Death Â Grips Sounds Â like: Â The Â RZA Â (from Â Wu-ÂTang) Â if Â he Â forgot Â how Â to Â rap Â and Â could Â only Â The Â previous Â three Â are Â pretty Â self-Âexplanatory Â due Â to Â their Â details/lack Â thereof. Â I Â yell Â and Â smash Â things Â with Â a Â hammer. KRSH\RXHQMR\HGDSHHNLQWRWKHYDFDWLRQOLYHVRIDWWKHYHU\OHDVWÂżYHRIWKH I Â dare Â you Â to: Â Go Â to Â sleep Â with Â this Â in Â your Â earphones. Â students Â here Â at Â Cate.
the other side of me
possibly the best season
Girlsâ€™ Â Basketball
Justin Â Kim Â â€™13 Girlsâ€™ Â Soccer
Â As Â always, Â the Â girlsâ€™ Â varsity Â soccer Â squad Â is Â looking Â intense. Â As Â the Â girlsâ€™ Â ÂżUVWJDPHGUDZVQHDUWKH\DUHEXV\ÂżQDOL]LQJWKHLUWHDPDQGZRUNLQJRQWKHLU formation. Â The Â captains Â are Â stoked Â to Â have Â a Â couple Â of Â strong Â returning Â young(er) Â players, Â including Â Ellen Â Lempres, Â Sydney Â Read, Â Mabel Â Sabina, Â and Â Eliza Â Giles. Â They Â have Â shown Â growth Â and Â really Â stepped Â up Â lately Â during Â practice, Â and Â the Â FDSWDLQVEHOLHYHWKDWWKH\ZLOOWUXO\PDNHDQLPSDFWRQWKHÂżHOGWKLV\HDU Â The Â girls Â are Â only Â impeded Â by Â the Â fact Â that Â soccer Â season Â is Â broken Â up Â by Â WZREUHDNV7KDQNVJLYLQJ &KULVWPDV DQGLWLVGLIÂżFXOWWRVWD\LQVKDSHDQG also Â stay Â motivated Â throughout Â the Â entire Â season Â with Â these Â breaks. Â The Â challenge Â would Â then Â be Â to Â try Â to Â keep Â everyone Â competitive. Â Em Â and Â Annie Â are Â super Â excited Â for Â the Â season Â to Â start, Â and Â hope Â that Â everyone Â will Â come Â out Â to Â support Â and Â to Â see Â them Â win. Â The Â girlsâ€™ Â goals Â are Â to Â remain Â the Â Condor Â League Â champs Â (as Â they Â have Â been Â for Â the Â past Â two Â years), Â and Â also Â to Â go Â far Â into Â the Â CIFs, Â because Â it Â looks Â like Â they Â have Â a Â prime Â team Â this Â year. Â Also, Â it Â would Â be Â nice Â to Â beat Â Thatcher Â and Â Laguna, Â for Â that Â is Â always Â a Â plus.
Â The Â girls, Â led Â by Â coach Â Jay-ÂDor, Â are Â looking Â to Â make Â a Â long Â run Â this Â year Â DVWKH\SUDFWLFHIRUWKHÂżUVWRIWKHLUJDPHV&DSWDLQ*UDFH'LFNPDQLVORRNLQJWR make Â a Â difference, Â for Â there Â are Â lots Â of Â seniors Â and Â much Â motivation Â to Â make Â it Â DJUHDWVHDVRQWKLV\HDU$OWKRXJKWKH\ZLOOKDYHORWVRIKROHVWRÂżOOWKH\H[SHFW WREHVXSHUEZLWKWKHDGGLWLRQRIRQHQHZSOD\HUÂżUVWFODVVIUHVKPDQIRUZDUG Brittany Â Newsome. Â Most Â of Â the Â team Â is Â returning, Â which Â also Â adds Â to Â the Â overall Â FKHPLVWU\DQGĂ€RZRILWVJDPHZKLFKKDYHQRWEHHQSUHVHQWXQWLOQRZ 7KH ÂżUVW JRDO WKDW WKH\ H[SHFW WR DFKLHYH LV RI FRXUVH VWRPSLQJ WKH Toads. Â They Â have Â some Â â€œlegitâ€? Â players, Â and Â since Â the Â girls Â lost Â to Â them Â last Â year, Â it Â would Â be Â a Â sweet Â win Â for Â the Â girls Â to Â get Â the Â W Â this Â year. Â In Â the Â long Â term, Â these Â /DG\UDPVORRNWRPDNHLWLQWRWKHSOD\RIIVDQGPRUHWKDQMXVWWKHÂżUVWURXQG They Â also Â look Â to Â working Â on Â keeping Â the Â intensity Â level Â up Â throughout Â the Â entire Â game. Â Â Grace Â and Â the Â girls Â hope Â to Â have Â a Â tight Â team Â of Â players Â who Â will Â push Â each Â other Â and Â improve Â each Â other Â over Â the Â course Â of Â the Â season.
Boysâ€™ Â Basketball Â Along Â with Â the Â NBA Â lockout Â on Â the Â verge Â of Â ending, Â we Â can Â look Â forward Â Girlsâ€™ Â Water Â Polo 7KHJLUOVÂśZDWHUSRORWHDPLVÂżJKWLQJWKHFROGZLQWHUE\VWD\LQJÂżHUFH LQWKHSRROORRNLQJIRUZDUGWRLWVXSDQGFRPLQJVHDVRQÂżOOHGZLWKQHZWDOHQWV 7KH\KDYHWZRQHZĂ€DVKHVRIIUHVKLHV$QQD6DWWHUÂżHOGDQG/\GLD6WHYHQVZKR will Â help Â the Â team Â plenty, Â while Â Caroline Â Montgomery Â shoots Â goals Â like Â â€œitâ€™s Â no-Â bodyâ€™s Â business.â€? Â They Â also Â have Â their Â senior Â captains, Â Lela Â â€œthe Â Wallâ€? Â Puckett Â and Â Isabella Â Thomas. 7KH+2SRORWHDPÂśVELJJHVWFKDOOHQJHZLOOEHÂżJXULQJRXWWKHWHDPÂśV dynamic Â in Â the Â pool, Â as Â it Â lost Â a Â couple Â of Â essential Â seniors Â ast Â year. Â However, Â it Â is Â off Â to Â a Â great Â start Â in Â practice. Â Senior Â Captain Â Isabella Â Thomas Â remarked Â that Â the Â team Â has Â great Â chem-Â istry Â this Â year, Â and Â offers Â anybody Â the Â opportunity Â to Â stop Â by Â the Â aquatic Â center Â on Â Joke Â Day Â Wednesday Â and Â see Â just Â how Â fantastic Â they Â are. Â With Â regard Â to Â the Â goals Â of Â the Â season, Â they Â referred Â to Â what Â Mr. Â All-Â GUHGJHRQFHVDLGÂł,QRIJDPHVLI\RXVFRUHPRUHWKDQWKHRWKHUWHDP\RX will Â win.â€? Â That Â is Â the Â principal Â plan Â of Â attack.
to Â watching Â some Â great Â basketball Â on Â the Â Mesa Â with Â our Â own Â basketball Â teams. Â With Â a Â strong Â core Â team Â this Â year, Â the Â menâ€™s Â varsity Â basketball Â team Â is Â looking Â forward Â to Â destroying Â its Â enemies. Â The Â returning Â sophomore Â duo Â of Â John Â Basar Â and Â Max Â Vasquez Â is Â expected Â to Â make Â an Â impact, Â along Â with Â the Â addition Â of Â the Â athletic Â Carlos Â Fairbanks. Â The Â addition Â of Â Walker Â Ross Â has Â contributed Â to Â the Â overall Â size Â and Â muscle Â of Â the Â team, Â but Â also Â the Â intimidation Â factor. Â The Â Baird Â Bros Â will Â again Â dominate Â in Â the Â post Â with Â an Â average Â height Â of Â seven Â between Â the Â two. Â Thys Â Northup Â will Â also Â put Â up Â some Â massive Â points, Â leading Â the Â team Â once Â again Â in Â every Â stat. Â The Â biggest Â challenge Â of Â the Â team Â this Â year Â would Â be, Â as Â Captain Â Max Â Wankner Â put Â it, Â â€œthe Â same Â problem Â as Â last Â year: Â the Â exuberant Â female Â specta-Â tors Â who Â chant Â Thysâ€™ Â name Â at Â an Â ear Â splitting Â level.â€? Â Also, Â they Â look Â to Â close Â out Â many Â of Â their Â games Â as Â they Â work Â on Â never Â becoming Â complacent Â throughout Â the Â course Â of Â the Â game. Â The Â central Â goal Â of Â the Â basketball Â team Â is Â to Â qualify Â for Â the Â playoffs, Â as Â they Â barely Â missed Â them Â last Â year.
Sports Boysâ€™ Â Soccer Â For Â the Â boys Â of Â the Â soccer Â team, Â the Â highly Â anticipated Â season Â began Â with Â a Â 3-Â0 Â win Â against Â Division Â 3 Â team Â Santa Â Maria. Â The Â very Â strong Â returners Â (PDDQG-RVKDUHNHHSLQJWKHWHDPVWURQJHYHQWKRXJKWKHUHDUHQHZSOD\HUV RQWKHWHDP+RZHYHUWKHORVVRIVHQLRUVLVWKHOHDVWGLIÂżFXOWFKDOOHQJHDVWKH expectations Â from Â last Â year Â and Â the Â increased Â pressure Â from Â other Â teams Â prove Â to Â be Â bigger Â challenges Â for Â the Â team Â this Â year. Â Â As Â Captain Â Avery Â Schwarz Â puts Â it, Â the Â goal Â is Â obviously Â to Â win Â the Â CIF Â championships Â once Â again Â and Â then Â to Â go Â on Â to Â the Â Regionals Â as Â well, Â ultimately Â winning Â that Â competition. Â Overall, Â captain Â Schwarz Â admits Â that Â the Â team Â is Â very Â young, Â but Â that Â it Â has Â the Â potential Â to Â become Â even Â greater Â than Â last Â yearâ€™s Â team.
coachâ€™s corner: swainison Eliza Â Giles Â â€˜13 Â You Â think Â of Â the Â varsity Â team Â of Â Ema, Â Avery, Â Josh, Â and Â Jeff, Â right? Â Wrong. Â Junior Â Varsity Â is Â the Â team Â to Â watch Â this Â winter, Â and Â these Â boys Â will Â once Â again Â be Â led Â by Â the Â dynamic Â duo Â of Â Coach Â Denison Â and Â Coach Â Swain. Â These Â WZREHJDQWKHLUFRDFKLQJFDUHHUWRJHWKHULQWKHHDUO\ÂśVDVERWKYDUVLW\VRF-Â cer Â and Â lacrosseâ€™s Â coaching Â tandem. Â Denison Â explained Â that Â they Â later Â moved Â WRWKHORZHUSURÂżOH-9OHYHOLQWKHVSLULWRIVSRUWVPDQVKLSÂłGXHWRFRPSODLQWV around Â the Â league Â about Â their Â success.â€? Â Swain Â offered Â that Â they Â have Â simply Â been Â coaching Â together Â for Â too Â many Â years. Â While Â Denison Â expressed Â how Â help-Â ful Â it Â is Â to Â him, Â as Â a Â coach, Â to Â have Â played Â soccer Â growing Â up Â at Â Cate, Â in Â col-Â lege, Â and Â throughout Â his Â adult Â life, Â Mr. Â Swain Â compares Â himself Â to Â an Â esteemed Â Division Â III Â menâ€™s Â lacrosse Â coach Â who Â never Â played Â lacrosse Â himself, Â saying, Â â€œI Â have Â no Â helpful Â advice. Â The Â main Â challenge Â for Â me Â is Â keeping Â Denison Â in Â check.â€? Â This Â year, Â Denison Â and Â Swain Â described Â their Â team Â as Â â€œyoungâ€? Â and Â â€œter-Â rible,â€? Â respectively. Â According Â to Â them, Â the Â team Â excels Â at Â â€œexercise Â avoidanceâ€? Â DQG ÂłZDWFKLQJ WKH WHDP WKDW VKDUHV WKH ÂżHOG ZLWK XV GXULQJ D JLYHQ SUDFWLFH rather Â than Â paying Â attention Â to Â what Â weâ€™re Â doing.â€? Â But Â when Â necessary, Â they Â have Â a Â simple Â solution Â that Â quickly Â gets Â their Â playersâ€™ Â attention. Â â€œSprints. Â I Â love Â watching Â them Â suffer,â€? Â says Â Swain. Â These Â effective Â methods Â they Â have Â crafted Â lead Â them Â to Â feel Â unfettered Â by Â varsityâ€™s Â immense Â success. Â When Â asked Â if Â they Â feel Â overshadowed Â by Â the Â nationally Â ranked Â team, Â the Â consensus Â was Â â€œNo. Â We Â have Â better Â coaches.â€? Â How Â do Â you Â feel Â about Â that, Â Coaches Â Mack Â and Â Mochel? Â This Â season, Â the Â infamous Â pair Â hopes Â to Â beat Â Thacher, Â and Â is Â most Â looking Â for-Â ZDUGWR)HEUXDU\
the baseball wall Vanessa Â LizĂĄrraga Â â€™12
Â Some Â call Â it Â the Â â€œCate Â Baseball Â Hall Â of Â Fame,â€? Â and Â some Â simply Â â€œThe Â :DOOÂ´Â˛ZKLFKHYHULWPD\EHPRVWFDQDJUHHWKDWWKLVDWWUDFWLRQLQWKHÂżWQHVV center Â is Â in Â recognition Â of Â Cateâ€™s Â long-Âstanding Â baseball Â program. Â We Â may Â be Â in Â the Â midst Â of Â winter Â season, Â but Â itâ€™s Â never Â too Â early Â to Â talk Â about Â baseball! Â And Â with Â the Â Harcourt Â Fitness Â Centerâ€™s Â new Â attraction, Â thereâ€™s Â more Â LQFHQWLYH WR WDON DERXW &DWHÂśV EDVHEDOO SURJUDP DQG LWV KLVWRU\ ,Q WKH ÂżWQHVV center, Â located Â near Â the Â treadmills, Â thereâ€™s Â a Â beautiful Â display Â of Â Cate Â baseball Â history Â honoring Â standout Â players, Â CIF Â titles, Â and Â long-Âtime Â baseball Â coach Â Mr. Â Stan Â Woodworth. Â Â Current Â baseball Â coach Â Ben Â Soto Â said, Â â€œIt Â started Â it Â out Â as Â a Â simple Â idea Â to Â honor Â great Â players Â and Â Mr. Â Woodworth. Â And Â now Â Iâ€™m Â glad Â that Â itâ€™s Â a Â re-Â ality!â€? Â In Â November, Â Coach Â Soto Â unveiled Â the Â famous Â â€œBaseball Â Wall.â€? Â â€œThe Â Wallâ€? Â holds Â some Â of Â Cateâ€™s Â most Â valued Â baseball Â players, Â some Â of Â whom Â gradu-Â DWHGRQO\ODVW\HDU)RULQVWDQFH-DFNVRQ0DX]HÂľOIHDWXUHGRQÂł7KH:DOOÂ´ ZDVQDPHGWRWKH$OO&,))LUVW7HDPIRU'LYLVLRQEDVHEDOOODVW\HDU.HHSLQ mind Â that Â he Â is Â only Â one Â of Â the Â many Â players Â featured Â on Â the Â wall. Â Thereâ€™s Â a Â lot Â to Â see Â and Â learn Â from Â Coach Â Sotoâ€™s Â masterpiece. 6RZKHQ\RXQH[WÂżQG\RXUVHOILQWKHÂżWQHVVFHQWHUPDNHVXUHWRWDNH DORRNDWWKHÂł&DWH%DVHEDOO+DOORI)DPHÂ´Â˛\RXPD\ÂżQGDIDPLOLDUIDFH:LWK this Â new Â addition, Â there Â will Â (hopefully) Â be Â more Â appreciation Â for Â baseball Â and Â its Â players Â at Â Cate Â School.
Sports the cate study update Vanessa Â LizĂĄrraga Â â€™12
Â It Â is Â no Â surprise Â that Â â€œsudden Â cardiac Â deathsâ€? Â are Â becoming Â more Â and Â more Â common Â in Â young Â athletes. Â More Â and Â more, Â thereâ€™s Â news Â of Â a Â teenage Â athlete Â dying Â a Â sudden Â death Â on Â WKH ÂżHOG RU WKH FRXUW )RU LQVWDQFH LQ 0DUFK WKHUHZHUHWZRUHSRUWVRIVXGGHQFDUGLDF death Â in Â teenagers. Â First, Â Michigan Â high Â school Â basketball Â player Â Wes Â Leonard Â collapsed Â and Â died Â after Â scoring Â the Â winning Â shot Â for Â his Â team, Â as Â was Â mentioned Â in Â the Â last Â issue. Â Only Â GD\VODWHU0DWWKHZ+DPPHUGRUIHUD\HDU old Â from Â Larimer Â County, Â Colorado, Â took Â a Â powerful Â hit Â to Â the Â chest Â during Â a Â rugby Â game Â DQGFROODSVHGRQWKHÂżHOGKHGLHGRQWKHZD\ to Â the Â hospital. Â An Â autopsy Â revealed Â that Â Ham-Â merdorferâ€™s Â death Â was Â a Â result Â of Â cardiomegaly Â and Â biventricular Â hypertrophy, Â which Â refers Â to Â an Â enlarged Â heart Â and Â enlarged Â ventricles. Â Mat-Â thew Â Hammerdorfer Â is Â one Â of Â the Â many Â who Â die Â every Â year Â as Â the Â result Â of Â underlying Â heart Â conditions. Â More Â athletes Â are Â fatally Â collapsing Â on Â basketball Â courts, Â swimming Â pools, Â and Â play-Â LQJÂżHOGVWKDQRQFHWKRXJKW1HZUHVHDUFKKDV found Â that Â an Â average Â of Â forty Â young Â athletes Â are Â dying Â from Â heart Â disease Â in Â the Â United Â States Â per Â year, Â about Â one Â death Â every Â nine Â days. Â Hemmerdorfer Â and Â Leonardâ€™s Â (among Â many Â more) Â deaths Â have Â spurred Â debates Â on Â whether Â athletes Â should Â take Â regular Â heart-Âmonitoring Â tests. Â In Â addition, Â more Â parents Â want Â schools Â to Â
KDYHKHDUWGHÂżEULOODWRUVDWJDPHV5HFHQWO\ researchers Â have Â been Â searching Â for Â less Â costly Â and Â effective Â ways Â to Â screen Â young Â athletes Â before Â they Â start Â competing. Â At Â Cate, Â cardiologist Â Joseph Â P. Â Ilven-Â to, Â MD, Â and Â Athletic Â Director Â Wade Â Ransom Â continue Â working Â to Â add Â to Â the Â research. Â Through Â the Â use Â of Â echocardiograms Â (heart Â ultrasound Â tests) Â and Â electrocardiograms, Â Dr. Â Ilvento Â and Â Mr. Â Ransom Â are Â looking Â to Â detect Â subjects Â who Â may Â suffer Â a Â life-Âthreat-Â ening Â cardiac Â event Â during Â athletic Â activ-Â ity Â and Â identify Â those Â with Â undetected Â heart Â abnormalities. Â Work Â began Â in Â late Â October, Â ZLWK DERXW ÂżIW\ DFWLYH SDUWLFLSDQWV 6LQFH then, Â there Â have Â been Â two Â installments Â for Â VFUHHQLQJ HDFK DYHUDJLQJ EHWZHHQ ÂżIWHHQ DQGWZHQW\VWXGHQWVHDFK7KHÂżUVWZDVKHOG 1RYHPEHUIRUZRPHQ'U,OYHQWRDORQJ-Â side Â an Â echocardiogram Â technician, Â screened Â DERXW ÂżIWHHQ \RXQJ ZRPHQ 7KH VHFRQG VFUHHQLQJ ZDV KHOG 1RYHPEHU IRU WKH young Â men Â on Â the Â Mesa;Íž Â about Â twenty Â were Â screened. Â And, Â with Â that, Â the Â Cate Â Study Â has Â FROOHFWHGLWVÂżUVWVHWRIXVDEOHGDWD&XUUHQWO\ we Â are Â awaiting Â more Â responses Â to Â continue Â screening Â students Â and Â acquire Â more Â data Â for Â the Â study. Â In Â the Â meantime, Â we Â will Â continue Â to Â meet Â on Â Tuesdays Â to Â discuss Â what Â comes Â next. Â
squash: not just a vegetable
weekends Â this Â season. Â The Â far-Â thest Â they Â will Â be Â traveling Â this Â year Â is Â Portland, Â Oregon. Â This Â year, Â they Â may Â be Â good Â enough Â to Â travel Â to Â Connecticut Â to Â com-Â pete Â in Â Nationals. Â Hopefully, Â squash Â will Â get Â more Â recognition Â this Â year Â for Â its Â hard-Âearned Â success. Â With Â new Â teammates, Â traveling, Â and Â home Â games, Â this Â is Â bound Â to Â be Â an Â in-Â teresting Â season.Just Â remember, Â Â Cate: Â squash Â is Â not Â just Â a Â veg-Â etable.
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0DQ\&DWHVWXGHQWVDUHVXUSULVHGWRÂżQGRXWWKDWRQHRIRXUVFKRROÂśVEHVW teams Â is Â under Â the Â radar. Â Squash Â is Â known Â as Â one Â of Â Cateâ€™s Â most Â exclusive Â sports, Â and Â itâ€™s Â easy Â to Â see Â why. Â Cateâ€™s Â squash Â team Â wins Â the Â majority Â of Â the Â games Â it Â plays, Â which Â is Â no Â easy Â feat. Â Although Â squash Â is Â repeatedly Â praised Â in Â assembly Â by Â brilliantly Â pro-Â duced Â videos Â and Â Mr. Â Eagleâ€™s Â announcements, Â not Â much Â is Â said Â about Â the Â team Â itself Â on Â campus. Â They Â are Â very Â much Â under Â the Â radar. Â Truth Â is, Â Cate Â doesnâ€™t Â hear Â much Â about Â squash Â outside Â of Â assembly. Â One Â of Â the Â senior Â captains, Â Bowen Â Baker Â ÂśNLQGO\ÂżOOHGPHLQRQWKHVTXDVKWHDPWKLV\HDU Â One Â of Â the Â reasons Â why Â squash Â is Â â€œunder Â the Â radarâ€? Â is Â because Â it Â doesnâ€™t Â compete Â against Â other Â schools Â in Â the Â Condor Â League. Â There Â are Â only Â a Â couple Â of Â other Â schools Â in Â California Â that Â have Â squash Â teams, Â so Â Cate Â usually Â competes Â against Â clubs Â from Â all Â over Â the Â state Â and Â even Â the Â country. Â According Â to Â Baker, Â â€œWe Â wonâ€™t Â have Â much Â competition Â this Â year, Â but, Â as Â in Â recent Â years, Â itâ€™s Â likely Â that Â the Â team Â will Â defeat Â Berkeley.â€œ Â As Â a Â lot Â of Â people Â know, Â Mr. Â Eagle Â will Â not Â be Â a Â full-Âtime Â coach Â this Â year. Â He Â coaches Â a Â day Â or Â two Â each Â week, Â while Â the Â senior Â captains Â (Bowen Â Baker, Â Jaemin Â Cheun, Â and Â Jemitris Â Vezia) Â run Â the Â other Â practices. Â Mr. Â Eagle Â will Â most Â likely Â stop Â coaching Â when Â a Â new Â coach Â arrives Â in Â January. Â This Â year, Â twenty Â people Â tried Â out Â for Â the Â team, Â and Â only Â sixteen Â people Â made Â the Â cut. Â The Â senior Â coaches Â helped Â decide Â who Â made Â it. Â What Â they Â had Â ORRNHGIRUZDVDFRPELQDWLRQRIÂżWQHVVDQGJHQHUDOEHJLQQHUUDFNHWVNLOOV7KHUH have Â been Â new Â additions Â to Â the Â team Â this Â year: Â three Â freshmenâ€”Kate Â Schroeder, Â Sarah Â Park, Â and Â Robbie Â Prestonâ€”and Â two Â sophomoresâ€”Michael Â Revord Â and Â Sally Â Shin.
Â In Â terms Â of Â how Â Cateâ€™s Â squash Â season Â looks Â this Â year, Â Baker Â says Â that Â it Â will Â be Â a Â good Â one Â because Â the Â returning Â play-Â ers Â have Â experience Â and Â the Â new Â players Â look Â promising. Â Squash Â is Â known Â for Â its Â tendency Â to Â travel Â throughout Â the Â season, Â and Â this Â year Â is Â no Â differ-Â ent. Â The Â squash Â team Â is Â expected Â to Â be Â traveling Â the Â majority Â of Â
Sports cate says â€˜presentâ€™ at the cif contests, not once, but four times Eliza Â Giles Â â€˜13 Â This Â fall, Â four Â of Â our Â Rams Â teams Â went Â to Â CIF Â playoffs. Â The Â cross Â country Â boys Â made Â it Â to Â the Â Southern Â Section Â Division Â 5 Â playoffs, Â placing Â seventh Â in Â their Â heat Â and Â missing Â the Â second Â round Â by Â only Â two Â spots. Â Captain Â and Â MVP Â Bill Â Pomerans, Â shortly Â followed Â by Â Andrew Â Robbins, Â Andrew Â Sinclair, Â and Â Jeff Â Acheampong, Â WKHQ'DQLHO<HRP-HVVH*DYLQDQGFRFDSWDLQ-DVRQ3DFKHFRDOOFDPHLQDWXQGHUPLQXWHV7KHJLUOVÂśWHDPOLNHWKHER\VÂśUDQYHU\IDVWWLPHV093$GULDQ :DOVK'HQDOL7LHWMHQDQG&KDUORWWH%RZOHVOHG/XLVD,OYHQWR*UDFH'LFNPDQ-DVPLQH3D]DQG0HJKDQ.LOOHDWRÂżQLVKWKRYHUDOODQGTXDOLI\IRUWKHÂżQDOV$WWKH ÂżQDOVWKHFDSWDLQVSDYHGWKHZD\DJDLQIRUWKHWHDPWRÂżQLVKWKRYHUDOOQRWTXLWHTXDOLI\LQJWKHPIRUWKHVWDWHPHHWEXWPDNLQJWKHPWKHÂżIWKIDVWHVW&DWHWHDP ever Â on Â the Â Mt. Â SAC Â course. Â Â The Â Cate Â Varsity Â football Â team Â traveled Â to Â Excelsior Â Education Â Center Â to Â play Â their Â CIF Â football Â game Â in Â Victorville, Â Middle Â of Â Nowhere. Â Our Â Rams Â were Â up Â DJDLQVWDYHU\ELJDERXWSRXQGVRQDYHUDJH DQGWDOHQWHGWHDPEXWZHUHDEOHWRVFRUHSRLQWVWKDWQLJKWPRUHWKDQDQ\RWKHUWHDPKDGVFRUHGDJDLQVW([FHOVLRU ZKRVFRUHGDQGSRLQWVLQWKHLUQH[WWZRJDPHV .\OH0D\ÂżHOGSOD\HGDQRXWVWDQGLQJJDPHWKURZLQJWRXFKGRZQVWZRZHUHVFRUHGE\0D[:DQNQHUWKUHH by Â Austin Â Gallegos Â and Â one Â by Â Edward Â Hawkins. Â Seniors Â Scott Â Sinclair, Â Ian Â Keneally, Â Edward Â Hawkins, Â Willem Â Vorster, Â Jeremy Â Miller, Â and Â Michael Â Warren Â led Â a Â young Â team Â in Â the Â last Â game Â of Â the Â season. Â Although Â on Â the Â scoreboard Â they Â came Â up Â short, Â Coach Â Soto Â said, Â â€œ[I] Â left Â that Â night Â so Â proud Â of Â my Â coaches Â and Â players Â for Â the Â effort Â that Â we Â played Â with.â€? Â Although Â the Â entire Â team Â did Â not Â compete, Â the Â Cate Â was Â well Â represented Â in Â the Â CIF Â individual Â tennis Â contest Â by Â Madison Â Snider Â for Â singles Â and Â Lela Â Puckett Â and Â Kate Â Dehlendorf Â for Â doubles. Â Madison Â came Â through Â an Â injury Â with Â the Â help Â of Â Shannon Â and Â was Â able Â to Â use Â her Â devastating Â overhand Â serve Â for Â an Â hour-Âand-Â DKDOIORQJPDWFKIXOORIÂżHUFHUDOOLHV+HUFRPSHWLWLRQZDVWRXJKWKRXJKDQGVKHORVWDQG.DWHDQG/HODZRUNHGWRJHWKHULQPDQ\FORVHSRLQWVDQGUDQ into Â many Â deuce Â games. Â They Â ended Â up Â after Â two Â sets Â with Â a Â tough Â loss, Â but Â the Â teammates Â showed Â well Â for Â the Â Rams Â in Â one Â of Â the Â most Â prestigious Â tennis Â regions Â geographically Â in Â the Â US. Â Well Â done, Â Rams Â in Â the Â Fall Â CIF Â contests!
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those â€œdumbâ€? public school kids Alissa Â Jared Â â€™12
Â At Â Cate, Â we Â spend Â much Â of Â our Â time Â thinking, Â speaking, Â and Â breath-Â ing Â schoolwork. Â As Â a Â private Â school, Â we Â compete Â in Â the Â top Â tier Â of Â high Â schools Â around Â the Â country, Â and Â often Â take Â it Â for Â granted Â that Â our Â classes Â demand Â much Â more Â of Â us Â than Â those Â of Â other Â private Â schools, Â and Â certainly Â than Â those Â of Â public Â schools. Â I Â was Â interested Â in Â investigating Â how Â true Â that Â sentiment Â is, Â and Â how Â our Â ZRUNORDGFRPSDUHVWRWKRVHRIVWXGHQWVLQVXUURXQGLQJSXEOLFVFKRROVVSHFLÂż-Â cally Â Carpinteria Â and Â Dos Â Pueblos. Â So Â I Â surveyed Â some Â Cate, Â Carpinteria, Â and Â DP Â students Â to Â see Â how Â they Â compared. Â Mind Â you, Â the Â public Â school Â students Â I Â surveyed Â compare Â favorably Â in Â grades Â and Â ambition Â to Â the Â students Â at Â Cate, Â so Â the Â comparison Â of Â their Â ability Â to Â the Â ability Â of Â Cate Â students Â is Â as Â valid Â as Â possible. Â First, Â letâ€™s Â break Â it Â down Â in Â terms Â of Â time. Â At Â Cate, Â the Â average Â time Â we Â VSHQGRQKRPHZRUNLVDERXWRUKRXUVDGD\:HVLWLQFODVVIRUDQDYHUDJHRI KRXUVDZHHNWKDWLQFOXGHV6DWXUGD\FODVVHV $QGZHDOOVSHQGDWOHDVW hours Â in Â sports Â each Â week. Â But Â then Â we Â have Â all Â this Â other Â stuff Â too. Â Club Â meet-Â ings Â might Â take Â up Â about Â an Â hour Â a Â week Â of Â free Â time. Â Foster Â Homes Â is Â easily Â an Â hour Â or Â two Â a Â week. Â Formal Â dinners Â take Â up Â an Â hour Â and Â a Â half, Â and Â if Â youâ€™re Â a Â senior, Â leadership Â positions Â (prefect, Â TA, Â club Â head) Â might Â suck Â up Â hours Â of Â your Â time. Â So Â how Â does Â that Â compare Â to Â Carpinteria Â and Â Dos Â Pueblos Â students? Â Well, Â the Â ones Â I Â surveyed Â spend Â an Â average Â of Â just Â over Â 3 Â hours Â on Â homework Â each Â night Â between Â them, Â which Â is Â probably Â about Â an Â hour Â less Â than Â Cate Â students Â over Â all. Â They Â take Â about Â the Â same Â number Â of Â classes Â as Â we Â do. Â Their Â day Â lasts Â as Â long Â as Â ours-Â-ÂCarp Â and Â DP Â students Â get Â out Â of Â school Â at Â 3:00 Â (and Â sports, Â for Â those Â who Â play Â them, Â go Â until Â 5:00). Â Keep Â in Â mind Â however, Â that Â although Â we Â have Â classes Â on Â Saturdays, Â Wednesdays Â at Â Cate Â are Â half-Âdays, Â and Â we Â have Â free Â periods, Â while Â Carp Â and Â DP Â students Â do Â not. Â (As Â a Â matter Â of Â interest, Â the Â maximum Â amount Â of Â WLPHZHZLOODOOKDYHVSHQWLQ6DWXUGD\FODVVHVE\WKHHQGRIWKLV\HDULVKRXUV DQGWKDWÂśVLI\RXKDGFODVVHVEHJLQQLQJDWDQGODVWLQJDOOWKHZD\WROXQFKDW ZKLFKYLUWXDOO\QRRQHGRHV $OOLQDOO,IRXQGWKDW&DWHVWXGHQWVLQYHVW
bringing down the house Alexis Â Hill Â â€™13 Â Crawford, Â Thayer, Â Biddle, Â Durham. Â The Â house Â system Â offers Â interschool Â competition Â while Â providing Â another Â chance Â to Â meet Â â€œnewâ€? Â people, Â learn Â a Â little Â about Â the Â old Â school, Â and Â simultaneously Â stand Â at Â the Â forefront Â of Â a Â brand Â new Â Cate Â tradition. Â For Â Harry Â Potter Â fans, Â itâ€™s Â one Â step Â closer Â to Â Hogwarts. Â But Â even Â ZLWKWKHJODPRURXVWVKLUWVIXQÂżOOHGPDQGDWRU\PHHWLQJVDQGWKHWKULOORI&DO Math Â League Â announcements, Â there Â still Â remain Â those Â unconvinced Â of Â the Â mi-Â raculous Â morale-Âbuilding Â power Â of Â being Â in Â a Â house. Â Many Â feel Â that Â parts Â of Â the Â house Â system Â are Â beginning Â to Â feel Â like Â a Â kind Â of Â unnatural Â pride. Â It Â doesnâ€™t Â feel Â like Â school Â spirit Â to Â incentivize Â attendance Â at Â sports Â games Â with Â house Â points. Â One Â student Â called Â the Â house Â system Â a Â â€œBand-ÂAid Â to Â cover Â up Â a Â lack Â of Â school Â spiritâ€Ś Â and Â school Â spirit Â should Â come Â from Â students Â actually Â having Â pride Â in Â the Â VFKRROÂ´+RZHYHUPDQ\VWXGHQWDWKOHWHVFDQDSSUHFLDWHHYHQWKLVDUWLÂżFLDONLQG-Â ness. Â â€œCate Â students Â wouldnâ€™t Â come Â otherwise. Â Itâ€™s Â sad, Â but Â we Â need Â the Â support,â€? Â says Â Grace Â Dickman. Â Others Â just Â ask Â the Â question: Â whatâ€™s Â the Â point Â of Â the Â whole Â thing? Â To Â cre-Â ate Â yet Â another Â available Â leadership Â position? Â Or Â to Â mix Â grades Â within Â the Â houses Â to Â force Â people Â to Â branch Â out Â in Â some Â Junior Â Retreat-Âesque Â bonding Â session? Â Be-Â
about Â the Â same Â amount Â of Â time Â in Â school Â and Â schoolwork Â as Â hardworking Â Carp Â and Â DP Â students. +RZHYHUZHVWLOOQHHGWRDGGUHVVWKHGLIÂżFXOW\OHYHORI&DWHFODVVHVDQG homework Â versus Â those Â of Â Carp Â and Â DP. Â Of Â the Â people Â I Â surveyed Â at Â Cate, Â most Â UDWHGWKHLUZRUNORDGDWDGLIÂżFXOW\OHYHORIRXWRI$W&DUSDQG'3WKH GLIÂżFXOW\OHYHOZDVDERXWWKHVDPHDWRXWRI7KDWÂśVKDUGO\VXUSULVLQJVLQFH the Â people Â from Â Carp Â and Â DP Â I Â surveyed Â were Â loaded Â up Â on Â Honors, Â AP, Â and Â IB Â classes, Â just Â like Â many Â at Â Cate. Â But Â thatâ€™s Â not Â an Â expectation Â at Â the Â public Â schools Â the Â way Â it Â is Â here. Â This Â is Â where Â I Â think Â the Â real Â difference Â lies. Â At Â Cate, Â if Â youâ€™re Â failing, Â suffering, Â or Â struggling Â just Â a Â bit Â in Â your Â classes, Â a Â teacher Â will Â almost Â certainly Â be Â hunting Â you Â down. Â If Â youâ€™re Â not Â putting Â in Â enough Â effort, Â the Â school Â keeps Â after Â you Â until Â you Â do. Â This Â is Â one Â of Â the Â reasons Â tuition Â at Â Cate Â is Â so Â expen-Â sive;Íž Â weâ€™re Â paying Â for Â higher Â expectations Â and Â constant Â individual Â attention. Â At Â Carp Â and Â DP, Â on Â the Â other Â hand, Â individual Â attention Â is Â much Â lower, Â and Â expecta-Â tions Â for Â the Â average Â student Â are Â not Â anywhere Â close Â to Â those Â at Â Cate. Â In Â short, Â at Â a Â public Â school, Â you Â can Â get Â by Â on Â the Â minimum Â of Â work Â and Â your Â grades Â might Â not Â suffer Â too Â much Â for Â it, Â but Â at Â Cate, Â scraping Â by Â without Â putting Â in Â the Â effort Â is Â a Â lot Â harder. Â 6RDUHZHMXVWLÂżHGLQVD\LQJWKDWZHZRUNKDUGHUWKDQSXEOLFVFKRRONLGV" Yesâ€”and Â no. Â We Â certainly Â work Â a Â lot Â harder Â than Â those Â kids Â who Â donâ€™t Â even Â show Â XSWRFODVVRUGRWKHLUKRPHZRUN2XUFODVVHVDUHGHÂżQLWHO\PRUHGLIÂżFXOWWKDQ the Â majority Â of Â classes Â taken Â at Â DP Â and Â Carp. Â Thatâ€™s Â all Â true. Â But Â Iâ€™m Â not Â sure Â we Â spend Â any Â more Â time, Â or Â struggle Â with Â advanced Â material Â any Â more Â than Â those Â public Â school Â students Â who Â are Â at Â our Â level Â academically. Â Donâ€™t Â just Â write Â off Â public Â schools Â as Â less Â demanding Â because Â the Â majority Â of Â their Â students Â have Â no Â interest Â in Â investing Â in Â their Â education, Â because Â there Â are Â students Â at Â these Â schools Â who Â do Â take Â the Â time Â to Â invest Â and Â are Â just Â as Â hardworking Â and Â intelligent Â as Â any Â Cate Â student. Â cause Â obviously Â exclusion Â and Â bullying Â are Â pressing Â issues Â at Â Cate. Â There Â hasnâ€™t Â yet Â been Â an Â activity Â in Â which Â house Â members Â have Â been Â forced Â to Â really Â work Â to Â get Â to Â know Â each Â other, Â and Â given Â the Â size Â of Â the Â houses, Â itâ€™s Â likely Â students Â will Â be Â able Â to Â stay Â in Â their Â relative Â friend Â groups. Â According Â to Â Ian Â Keneally, Â senior Â and Â Thayer Â house Â head, Â â€œThey Â are Â simply Â too Â large Â and Â too Â diverse Â to Â be Â able Â to Â establish Â any Â meaningful Â camaraderie. Â That Â said, Â Thayer Â house Â for Â lyfe.â€? Â So Â even Â the Â most Â cynical Â of Â students Â can Â recognize Â that Â the Â houses Â have Â been Â successful Â in Â creating Â some Â kind Â atmosphere Â of Â Cate Â pride: Â Cate Â apparel Â can Â be Â seen Â all Â over Â campus, Â Thayer Â does Â that Â annoying Â time-Âout Â sign Â thingy, Â and Â the Â Blue Â Crew Â ÂżQDOO\KDVDUHDVRQWRXQFDSWKHIDFHSDLQWDQGUDFNXSVRPHWHFKQLFDOIRXOV Â Student Â body Â president, Â Tim Â Annick, Â reminds Â those Â students Â who Â never Â really Â embraced Â house Â spirit Â that Â yesâ€”the Â houses Â are Â a Â forced Â pride. Â On Â the Â other Â hand, Â he Â says, Â â€œpeople Â are Â slugs, Â and Â they Â arenâ€™t Â going Â to Â do Â anything Â unless Â you Â pour Â salt Â behind Â them.â€? Â I Â think Â we Â can Â agree Â to Â disagree Â as Â to Â whether Â or Â not Â this Â is Â an Â effective Â method Â of Â rallying Â our Â student Â body. Â Brewer Â Ballard Â feels Â it Â a Â use-Â less Â approach: Â â€œI Â love Â my Â schoolâ€”but Â I Â donâ€™t Â need Â people Â to Â tell Â me Â to Â love Â my Â school.â€? Â As Â for Â the Â semi-Âexclusive Â tact Â that Â Thayer Â house Â has Â taken Â in Â promoting Â their Â house, Â thatâ€™s Â also Â a Â double-Âedged Â sword. Â â€œYes,â€? Â admits Â Annick, Â â€œitâ€™s Â not Â in Â the Â spirit Â of Â friendly, Â non-Âexclusive Â rivalry,â€? Â but Â this Â early Â in Â the Â life Â of Â the Â Cate Â House Â system, Â all Â press Â is Â good Â press. Â We Â all Â know Â that Â no Â new Â idea Â will Â be Â per-Â fect Â from Â the Â start, Â so Â cut Â the Â houses Â some Â slack Â and Â give Â honest Â feedback Â to Â your Â house Â headsâ€” Â spirit Â is Â contagious, Â so Â letâ€™s Â get Â excited. Â WOOOO Â CRAWFORD. Â The Â most Â important Â step Â in Â ensuring Â that Â things Â do Â change Â for Â school Â spirit Â at Â Cate Â is Â to Â continue Â to Â express Â the Â gratitude Â we Â all Â have Â (some Â of Â us Â in Â smaller Â quantities Â than Â others) Â for Â our Â school Â and Â all Â it Â gives Â us;Íž Â whether Â that Â be Â in Â house Â participation, Â dorm Â spirit, Â or Â just Â gritting Â your Â teeth Â and Â reminding Â yourself Â that Â youâ€™re Â lucky Â to Â be Â here.
are the holidays forced upon us too early? Erika Â Noble Â â€™14
Â According Â to Â the Â general Â consensus, Â our Â Thanksgiving Â break Â came Â and Â went Â all Â too Â quickly. Â Just Â as Â we Â began Â to Â settle Â into Â a Â relaxed Â state Â of Â mind Â and Â as Â our Â hobbies, Â or Â lack Â thereof, Â became Â apparent Â once Â again, Â we Â were Â forced Â to Â pack Â up Â and Â ship Â out. Â Back Â to Â the Â Mesa, Â to Â our Â dorm Â rooms, Â to Â our Â classes. Â Â However, Â among Â my Â numbered Â wanderings Â in Â sunny Â Moreno Â Valley, Â California Â (the Â place Â I Â call Â home), Â I Â stumbled Â upon Â (I Â did Â quite Â a Â bit Â of Â this Â on Â the Â web Â as Â wellâ€Ś) Â a Â strange Â occurrence. Â Is Â it Â just Â me, Â or Â were Â the Â coffee Â shops, Â retail Â stores, Â and Â movie Â selections Â just Â a Â bit Â too Â wintry? Â It Â wasnâ€™t Â even Â Thanksgiving, Â for Â goodnessâ€™ Â sake! Â Where Â did Â the Â stuffed Â turkeys Â and Â warm Â autumn Â colors Â sneak Â off Â to? Â Â That Â question Â remains Â a Â mystery. Â Instead, Â I Â found Â myself Â ordering Â gingerbread Â lattĂŠs Â at Â Starbucks Â and Â purchasing Â red Â and Â green Â M&Ms Â at Â the Â grocery Â market. Â Why Â do Â industries Â attempt Â to Â overpower Â consumers Â with Â the Â holiday Â spirit? Â Iâ€™ll Â give Â you Â one Â reason. Â The Â winter Â holidays Â sell Â better Â than Â Thanksgiving. Â It Â sounds Â extremely Â ap-Â petizing Â to Â indulge Â in Â a Â peppermint Â mocha Â on Â a Â balmy Â California Â autumn Â day, Â right? Â Or Â at Â least Â thatâ€™s Â what Â Starbucks Â wants Â you Â to Â think. Â Thatâ€™s Â what Â they Â need Â you Â to Â think. Â Buying Â holiday Â gifts Â and Â splurging Â on Â DOLWWOHH[WUDKHUHDQGWKHUHFDQQRW,UHSHDWFDQQRWEHFRQÂżQHGWR'HFHPEHUDORQH/LYHDOLWWOH([SDQG your Â horizons, Â hand Â over Â that Â plastic. Â But Â to Â begin Â this Â supposed Â holiday Â cheer Â more Â than Â a Â month Â early Â is Â ridiculous, Â if Â I Â do Â say Â so Â myself. Â Those Â cafĂŠs Â and Â restaurants Â argue Â that Â people Â donâ€™t Â rush Â at Â midnight Â on Â Black Â Friday Â to Â buy Â a Â caramel Â brĂťlĂŠe Â lattĂŠ, Â or Â least Â not Â the Â majority. Â Â Why Â canâ€™t Â they Â experience Â a Â boost Â in Â sales Â as Â well? Â I Â say Â tough Â luck. Â Let Â the Â public Â wait Â with Â bated Â breath Â to Â grab Â its Â wintry Â beverage Â selections. Â Donâ€™t Â subject Â us Â to Â this Â horrendous Â holiday Â extravaganza Â just Â yet. Â I Â like Â to Â enjoy Â the Â holidays Â when Â it Â is Â the Â holidays, Â and Â not Â any Â time Â sooner, Â otherwise Â my Â poor Â ears Â die Â a Â slow Â death Â as Â I Â hear Â Christmas Â carols Â for Â the Â fortieth Â time Â in Â NOVEMBER. Â
whereâ€™d the weekend go?
Denali Â Tietjen Â â€™12
-XQLRUUHWUHDWLVNQRZQIRUEHLQJDZHHNHQGRIWHDUVRIH[SRVXUHDQGRIERQGLQJ,WÂśVWKHÂżUVWWLPH the Â junior Â class Â is Â tested Â on Â its Â ability Â to Â work Â together Â and Â to Â prove Â its Â trustworthiness. Â Itâ€™s Â a Â weekend Â in Â which Â you Â say Â things Â youâ€™ve Â always Â wanted Â to Â say Â and Â leave Â having Â talked Â to Â that Â one Â person Â you Â were Â al-Â ways Â too Â scared Â to Â confront. Â But Â you Â canâ€™t Â just Â load Â seventy Â pubescent Â teenagers Â onto Â a Â bus, Â throw Â them Â in Â some Â cabins, Â and Â tell Â them Â to Â reveal Â all Â of Â their Â secrets. Â Thereâ€™s Â a Â build Â up;Íž Â itâ€™s Â a Â process. Â Typically, Â the Â juniors Â leave Â school Â midday Â on Â Friday Â and Â arrive Â at Â camp Â in Â Malibu Â in Â the Â late Â afternoon. Â They Â play Â cards, Â some Â kids Â EULQJODFURVVHVWLFNVDQGRWKHUVWDNHDTXLFNKLNH$IWHUGLQQHUWKH\KDYHWKHLUÂżUVWH[HUFLVHZKLFKLVUHDOO\ just Â an Â introduction Â to Â the Â weekend, Â and Â then Â break Â into Â small Â groups Â and Â have Â discussion Â based Â meetings-Â-Â WKH\GLVFXVVPRUDOVIHDUVSHWSHHYHVWKHWKLQJV\HDUROGVGRQÂśWW\SLFDOO\WDONDERXWLQWKHFDIHWHULD%\ this Â time, Â theyâ€™re Â a Â little Â emotional, Â and Â start Â talking Â to Â classmates Â they Â donâ€™t Â typically Â spend Â time Â with, Â and Â WKHQWKH\ÂśUHRIIWREHGWRVSHQGWKHQLJKWLQIXOO\ORDGHGFDELQVWRRELJWRÂżWMXVWRQHFOLTXH,QWKHPRUQLQJ they Â do Â some Â simple Â exercises Â and Â then Â have Â some Â time Â for Â fun. Â During Â my Â junior Â retreat, Â Mochel Â took Â a Â group Â of Â us Â into Â Malibu Â for Â some Â coffee Â and Â then Â we Â walked Â the Â tide Â pools. Â That Â evening, Â things Â get Â serious, Â but Â everyone Â is Â prepared Â because Â an Â atmosphere Â of Â trust Â and Â fellowship Â has Â already Â been Â built. Â Itâ€™s Â on Â that Â evening Â that Â people Â open Â up, Â that Â you Â look Â at Â the Â person Â who Â may Â have Â lived Â across Â the Â hall Â from Â you Â with Â newfound Â respect Â and Â understanding. Â But Â again, Â they Â donâ€™t Â get Â there Â just Â like Â that-Â-Âitâ€™s Â a Â process. Â So Â why Â did Â WKH\FKDQJHMXQLRUUHWUHDWWKLV\HDU"$QGZDVLWEHQHÂżFLDO"7KLV\HDUÂśVMXQLRUUHWUHDWZDVRQO\KDOIDVORQJ and Â wasnâ€™t Â nearly Â as Â personal Â as Â most Â years. Â Upon Â arrival Â back Â to Â the Â mesa, Â one Â student Â said, Â â€œitâ€™s Â a Â disap-Â pointment Â that Â nothing Â has Â changed. Â We Â were Â always Â relying Â on Â junior Â retreat Â to Â change Â us.â€? Â But Â is Â it Â their Â fault Â that Â nothing Â changed? Â Or Â is Â it Â that Â the Â retreat Â was Â structured Â in Â a Â way Â that Â didnâ€™t Â give Â them Â opportunity Â to Â open Â up Â as Â much Â as Â other Â classes Â typically Â do. Â This Â yearâ€™s Â junior Â retreat Â didnâ€™t Â have Â the Â famous Â 5-Âhou-Âlong Â WDONQLJKWSHUKDSVWKHPRVWEHQHÂżFLDODFWLYLW\RIWKHZHHNHQG:DVLWIDLUIRUWKHVFKRROWRFKDQJHWKHUHWUHDW and Â will Â the Â class Â behave Â differently Â as Â seniors Â without Â the Â same Â experience? Â And Â will Â junior Â retreat Â go Â back Â to Â its Â traditional Â ways, Â or Â will Â the Â changes Â remain? Â We Â hope Â not, Â but Â only Â time Â will Â tell. Â
how black friday stole christmas Meghan Â Killea Â â€™13
PLOOLRQ VKRSSHUV ELOOLRQ GROODUV KRXUV DP WR DP 5HWDLOHUV KDG QR SURE-Â lem Â ushering Â shoppers Â through Â sliding Â doors Â this Â Black Â Friday Â as Â customers Â bustling Â to Â check Â off Â their Â Christmas Â lists Â and Â eager Â to Â stimulate Â the Â economy Â danced Â in Â the Â confetti Â of Â price Â cuts, Â rollbacks Â and Â discounts. Â Some Â might Â say Â itâ€™s Â the Â season Â of Â giving. Â Caitlin Â Cain, Â a Â junior, Â tells Â El Â Bat Â that Â her Â mother Â always Â reminds Â her, Â â€œThis Â is Â as Â merry Â as Â we Â get.â€? Â But Â where, Â in Â the Â sea Â of Â consumers Â throwing Â elbows, Â carts, Â and Â tantrums Â to Â get Â at Â the Â last Â Lego Â Soccer Â gift Â set, Â are Â there Â any Â signs Â of Â merriment? Â No Â hugs, Â no Â URV\JORZVQRVPLOHV2QO\ÂżVWÂżJKWVIDFHVĂ€XVKHG with Â perspiration, Â and Â raisin-Âlike Â expressions Â from Â those Â halted Â mid-Âgrab Â by Â a Â swift Â pepper Â spray Â to Â the Â face. Â And, Â itâ€™s Â not Â enough Â that Â we Â hear Â about Â these Â incidents Â on Â the Â news, Â in Â the Â paper, Â and Â in Â our Â townsâ€™ Â police Â blotters. Â We Â have Â a Â good Â month Â chock Â full Â of Â commercials, Â pop-Âup Â ads, Â and Â junk Â mail Â just Â to Â en-Â sure Â that Â we Â â€œsave Â the Â date.â€? Â As Â if Â we Â would Â be Â ac-Â tively Â denying Â ourselves Â gallons Â of Â holiday Â spirit Â by Â ignoring Â the Â pleas Â for Â us Â to Â put Â aside Â spending Â quality Â time Â with Â our Â families Â the Â day Â after Â Thanksgiving. Â Says Â the Â esteemed Â Professor Â Collins, Â â€œWith Â all Â the Â media, Â I Â get Â overwhelmed Â with Â the Â mercenary Â part Â of Â it. Â That Â makes Â it Â hard Â for Â me Â enjoy Â the Â people Â who Â are Â sincere Â in Â their Â religious Â views Â and Â goodwill Â towards Â men.â€? Â Kaitlyn Â Gulock Â adds, Â â€œSome Â people Â turn Â the Â holiday Â spirit Â into Â ways Â to Â make Â money.â€? Â And Â simply Â glancing Â at Â the Â evidence, Â there Â is Â no Â way Â to Â dispute Â that Â fact Â that Â some Â people Â do Â manipulate Â the Â want Â for Â joy Â around Â the Â holidays Â into Â ways Â to Â put Â money Â in Â the Â bank. Â Kids Â love Â holidays Â for Â the Â presents, Â corpora-Â tions Â love Â holidays Â for Â the Â money, Â and Â spendthrifts Â love Â holidays Â for Â the Â bargains. Â Is Â this Â really Â what Â the Â season Â is Â all Â about? Â Â Just Â playing Â Cindy Â Lou-ÂWhoâ€™s Â advocate Â here, Â but Â the Â concept Â of Â Christmas Â miracles Â and Â yule-Â tide Â cheer Â canâ€™t Â have Â been Â pulled Â out Â of Â Walmartâ€™s Â rectum. Â With Â every Â Target Â entrance Â comes Â a Â Santa Â ringing Â his Â bell, Â either Â shivering Â or Â sweltering Â inside Â the Â red Â velvet, Â spare Â change Â jingling Â in Â the Â red Â tin Â bucket Â beside Â him. Â Â Soup Â kitchens Â across Â the Â country Â ÂżQG WKHPVHOYHV WXUQLQJ DZD\ YROXQWHHUV RQ &KULVW-Â mas Â Eve, Â as Â too Â many Â signed Â up Â in Â advance Â to Â share Â their Â holidays Â with Â those Â less Â fortunate. Â Grandpar-Â ents, Â cousins, Â and Â college Â students Â alike Â travel Â far Â and Â wide Â just Â to Â feel Â the Â warmth Â of Â family Â during Â the Â season. Â Holidays Â are Â hard Â for Â those Â who Â have Â no Â one Â to Â spend Â them Â with. Â I Â doubt Â this Â is Â for Â a Â lack Â of Â lav-Â ish Â gifts Â or Â shiny Â new Â toys, Â but Â because Â the Â joy Â of Â holiday Â spirit Â is Â truly Â based Â on Â loveâ€”love Â that Â can Â only Â be Â found Â in Â the Â genuine Â caring Â for Â others. Â Kai-Â tlyn Â remains Â optimistic. Â â€œSome Â people Â still Â havenâ€™t Â lost Â sight Â of Â the Â true Â meaning Â of Â the Â holidays,â€? Â she Â says. Â Whatever Â and Â however Â you Â celebrate Â (even Â if Â you Â donâ€™t), Â I Â hope Â that Â you Â are Â able Â to Â tap Â into Â some Â holiday Â cheer Â this Â season, Â perhaps Â without Â decreasing Â your Â walletâ€™s Â thickness Â by Â three Â sizes Â while Â youâ€™re Â at Â it.
candy for the eye: holiday edition Jean Â Shen Â â€™14
These Â are Â a Â few Â classic Â movies Â that Â are Â always Â nice Â to Â revisit, Â and Â some Â newly Â released Â ones Â that Â could Â be Â really Â entertaining Â to Â see. Home Â Alone 7KLVLVGHÂżQLWHO\DQDOOWLPHIDYRULWHLWLVH[FLWLQJ yet Â constantly Â returning Â to Â its Â Christmas Â theme. Â The Â main Â character Â is Â a Â seven-Âyear-Âold Â boy Â named Â Kev-Â in. Â He Â makes Â a Â wish Â that Â â€œhis Â family Â could Â disap-Â SHDUÂ´DIWHUKHLVVHQWWRWKHWKLUGĂ€RRURIWKHKRXVH as Â punishment Â for Â getting Â into Â an Â argument Â with Â his Â older Â brother. Â His Â family Â is Â planning Â to Â leave Â for Â Paris Â the Â next Â day Â to Â spend Â Christmas Â there. Â Over-Â night, Â there Â is Â a Â power Â outage Â and Â all Â the Â alarm Â clocks Â are Â reset, Â causing Â the Â family Â to Â oversleep. Â This Â results Â in Â chaos Â and Â Kevin, Â sleeping Â alone Â on Â WKHWKLUGĂ€RRULVFRPSOHWHO\IRUJRWWHQXQWLOKLVHQ-Â WLUHIDPLO\LVDOUHDG\RQWKHĂ€LJKWWR3DULV.HYLQLV RYHUMR\HGWRÂżQGWKDWKLVZLVKKDVEHHQJUDQWHGZKHQKHZDNHVXSWRDQHPSW\ house. Â Meanwhile, Â there Â are Â the Â â€œWet Â Bandits,â€? Â Harry Â and Â Marv, Â who Â are Â break-Â ing Â into Â vacant Â houses Â on Â the Â block, Â and Â plan Â to Â break Â into Â Kevinâ€™s Â house Â as Â well. Â How Â does Â Kevin Â deal Â with Â the Â two Â robbers? Â And Â how Â does Â the Â family Â drama Â play Â out? Â If Â you Â are Â reading Â closely, Â you Â would Â know Â that Â this Â counts Â as Â one Â of Â the Â hidden Â bats. The Â Polar Â Express Although Â more Â of Â a Â childrenâ€™s Â movie, Â this Â one Â is Â worth Â watching Â (or Â re-Âwatching). Â The Â Polar Â Express Â is Â about Â a Â little Â boy Â who Â is Â hoping Â for Â a Â sense Â of Â belief Â in Â the Â true Â spirit Â of Â Christmas. Â On Â Christmas Â Eve, Â the Â train Â pulls Â up Â in Â front Â of Â his Â house, Â and Â he Â is Â invited Â to Â journey Â to Â the Â North Â Pole Â to Â meet Â Santa Â Claus. Â He Â meets Â other Â children, Â and Â they Â encoun-Â ter Â a Â variety Â of Â obstacles Â together Â on Â their Â way Â to Â WKH1RUWK3ROH:KHQWKH\ÂżQDOO\DUULYHWKH\WUDYHO from Â section Â to Â section Â of Â the Â North Â Pole. Â A Â bell Â falls Â off Â of Â Santaâ€™s Â sleigh, Â so Â the Â boy Â picks Â it Â up Â and Â shakes Â it, Â but Â cannot Â hear Â its Â sound. Â Will Â he Â ever Â ÂżQGKLV&KULVWPDVVSLULW" Immortals Â 7KLV DFWLRQSDFNHG QHZO\ UHOHDVHG ÂżOP LQFRUSR-Â rates Â classical Â Greek Â myths Â into Â its Â plot. Â The Â king Â of Â Crete, Â Hyperion, Â declares Â war Â on Â Olympus Â after Â the Â gods Â fail Â to Â answer Â his Â prayers Â to Â save Â his Â fam-Â ily Â from Â illness. Â He Â starts Â searching Â for Â the Â Epirus Â Bow, Â a Â powerful Â weapon Â created Â by Â Ares, Â the Â god Â of Â war, Â which Â he Â intends Â to Â use Â to Â release Â the Â Titans Â from Â Mount Â Tartarus Â in Â order Â to Â destroy Â the Â gods. Â He Â attacks Â many Â villages Â in Â search Â of Â the Â bow, Â and Â in Â one Â village Â he Â encounters Â Theseus, Â the Â hero Â of Â WKHÂżOP7KHVHXVZDVWDXJKWFRPEDWE\DQROGPDQ who Â was Â actually Â Zeus Â in Â disguise. Â The Â Titans Â are Â released, Â Hyperion Â gains Â an Â army Â of Â soldiers, Â and Â a Â clash Â between Â the Â two Â sides Â follows. Â
New Â Yearâ€™s Â Eve 7KLVVWDUVWXGGHGÂżOPRXWWKLVPRQWKFRQVLVWVRID series Â of Â holiday Â vignettes Â about Â several Â romances. Â Some Â of Â the Â featured Â characters Â are Â a Â man Â dying Â in Â a Â hospital, Â a Â secretary Â who Â decides Â to Â address Â her Â XQIXOÂżOOHG UHVROXWLRQV D EXVLQHVV PDQ WU\LQJ WR reunite Â with Â a Â love Â interest Â from Â the Â year Â before, Â a Â woman Â due Â to Â give Â birth Â on Â New Â Yearâ€™s Â Day, Â and Â a Â successful Â rock Â star. Â New Â Yearâ€™s Â Eve Â is Â supposed Â to Â be Â similar Â to Â Valentineâ€™s Â Day, Â so Â if Â you Â liked Â Valen-Â WLQHÂśV 'D\ \RX VKRXOG GHÂżQLWHO\ ZDWFK WKLV PRYLH this Â winter! Â
the worst christmas present i ever got was... Ashley Â Herbert Â â€™13 You canâ€™t help but wonder, â€œWhat in the world were you thinking!?â€? The worst Christmas present that I ever received was. . . â€œKazoo from my Fatherâ€? Grace Dickman â€˜13 â€œA mind puzzle.â€? Mady Snider â€˜13 â€œA Limited Too gift card worth $7.23 and womenâ€™s size 14 lingerie at age 11.â€? Jennie Egan â€˜13 â€œWhen I was 11, my cousins had me for a gift exchange, and they got me a Dragon Ball Z PS2 game that they wanted. I didnâ€™t even like Dragon Ball Z.â€? Fernando Hurtado â€˜12 After ten seconds: â€œWait, Iâ€™m Jewish.â€? Felix Pasarow â€˜13 â€œSocks.â€? Sei Singleton â€˜12 â€œPink sweater.â€? Spencer Whiteman â€˜14 â€œNothing.â€? Nate Wilson â€˜15 â€œChristmas pajamas.â€? James Armstrong â€˜15 â€œBoxers from my great aunt.â€? Jack Kinney â€˜15 â€œLottery tickets.â€? Edgar Martin â€˜13 â€œPeanut butter candy from my grandparents, and Iâ€™m allergic to peanuts.â€? Lane Bhutani â€˜13 â€œPull-up bar and dumbbells.â€? Mira Straathof â€˜15 â€œA snake. I gave it to the park.â€? Isabella Wang â€˜15 â€œTwilight DVD two years in a row and Twilight stationaryâ€? Kaitlyn Gulock â€˜13 â€œA box-within-a-box present with nothing inside.â€? Kate Schroeder â€˜15 â€œA really hot pink sweater from my mom; I donâ€™t know what she was WKLQNLQJ,KDWHSLQNÂľ$QQD6DWWHUĂ€HOGÂś â€œChristmas sweater.â€? Kate Dehlendorf â€˜15 â€œPress-on French nails, every year.â€? Ashley Herbert â€˜13
El Phat breakinâ€™ it down with big mama
top 10 holiday songs Edward Â Zhu Â â€™14 With Â the Â arrival Â of Â the Â holiday Â season, Â we Â come Â to Â expect Â jolly, Â merry, Â music Â that Â can Â bring Â us Â back Â to Â our Â happy Â memories Â associated Â with Â presents, Â cel-Â ebration, Â and Â fantasy. Â
Dear Â Big Â Mama,
7KLVLVDOLVWRIWKH723KROLGD\VRQJVLQQRSDUWLFXODURUGHU WRJHW\RX into Â the Â holiday Â spirit. Â
School Â has Â been Â really Â hard Â for Â me Â lately, Â and Â with Â all Â of Â these Â breaks Â that Â are Â so Â close Â together, Â it Â has Â been Â hard Â for Â me Â to Â stay Â motivated Â and Â not Â goof Â off. Â I Â want Â to Â do Â well Â in Â school, Â but Â it Â is Â really Â hard Â to Â focus Â when Â I Â know Â that Â I Â am Â about Â to Â go Â home Â again Â for Â break. Â What Â do Â I Â do? Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
â€œAll Â I Â Want Â For Â Christmas Â is Â Youâ€? Â (Mariah Â Carey Â not Â Justin Â Bieberâ€Ś) Â â€œLast Â Christmasâ€? Â â€œBaby, Â Itâ€™s Â Cold Â Outsideâ€? â€œSanta Â Babyâ€? Â â€œWhite Â Christmasâ€? Â â€œDreidel, Â dreidelâ€? â€œJingle Â Bell Â Rockâ€? â€œChristmas Â in Â Santa Â Barbaraâ€? â€œAngels Â We Â Have Â Heard Â On Â Highâ€?
From, Â Â A Â Lost Â Soul
looking for a date? Kaitlyn Â Gulock Â â€˜13
Dear Â Lost Â Soul, Trust Â me, Â Honey, Â I Â know Â exactly Â how Â that Â feels, Â and Â itâ€™s Â normal. Â Â With Â break Â coming Â up Â so Â soon, Â everything Â is Â a Â distraction, Â so Â you Â have Â to Â work Â twice Â as Â hard Â to Â keep Â up Â your Â grades. Â First, Â cut Â out Â some Â socializingâ€” not Â all, Â but Â some. Â If Â you Â arenâ€™t Â able Â to Â focus, Â then Â you Â will Â need Â this Â extra Â time Â to Â get Â into Â the Â groove Â of Â do-Â LQJZRUN6HFRQGO\XVHIUHHSHULRGVDQGĂ€H[EORFNVWR complete Â work. Â If Â you Â are Â anything Â like Â me, Â it Â is Â most Â GLIÂżFXOWWRIRFXVDWQLJKWEHFDXVHLWJHWVGDUNVRHDUO\ and Â after Â dinner Â is Â the Â best Â time Â to Â socialize. Â By Â get-Â ting Â at Â least Â some Â homework Â done Â during Â the Â day Â when Â there Â are Â less Â people Â around, Â you Â can Â relieve Â some Â of Â the Â academic Â and Â social Â pressures Â in Â the Â evening Â so Â that Â you Â can Â still Â do Â some Â of Â the Â things Â you Â want Â to. Â Lastly, Â try Â not Â to Â think Â about Â the Â upcoming Â break Â as Â a Â time Â to Â just Â get Â through Â the Â stretch, Â but Â more Â of Â a Â time Â to Â work Â harder Â for Â this Â short Â period Â of Â time Â than Â you Â usually Â do. Â Making Â it Â to Â break Â is Â all Â about Â having Â a Â strong Â mind Â to Â power Â through Â this Â awkward Â period Â of Â time, Â and Â Honey, Â I Â know Â youâ€™ve Â got Â it. Â One Â more Â day Â and Â youâ€™ll Â be Â home, Â so Â give Â it Â your Â all Â tomorrow!
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Â Ladies, Â looking Â for Â a Â hot Â date? Â Itching Â for Â someone Â new Â to Â stalk Â on Â weekends? Â Well, Â look Â no Â further. Â Who Â are Â these Â dashing Â young Â mystery Â men? Â They Â are Â Cateâ€™s Â most Â eligible Â bachelors, Â our Â local Â celebrities Â upon Â the Â Mesa. Â They Â are Â none Â other Â than Â our Â very Â own Â Cody Â Sugarman Â and Â Jesse Â Gavin. Â Want Â to Â know Â what Â goes Â on Â behind Â those Â glowing Â white Â abs?
Name: Â Cody Â Sugarman From: Â London Loves: Â playing Â guitar, Â singing Â in Â the Â shower, Â and Â sleep Reasons Â to Â love Â him: Â Gorgeous Â Ă€RZLQJ KDLU TXLUN\ %ULWLVK DFFHQW and Â irresistible Â charm Suggestions Â for Â wooing Â him: Â Com-Â pliment Â him Â on Â his Â hair How Â to Â get Â his Â number: Â Orches-Â trate Â an Â elaborate Â assembly Â an-Â nouncement Â asking Â him: Â â€œCan Â I Â have Â yo Â numbah?â€? Â
Love Â Always, Â
Big Â Mama
Name: Â Jesse Â Gavin From: Â Llama Â farm Â in Â Bozeman, Â Mon-Â tana Loves: Â Skiing Â and Â snowboarding, Â mu-Â sic, Â and Â philosophy Reasons Â to Â love Â him: Â sick Â drumming Â skills, Â vast Â musical Â knowledge, Â and Â sense Â of Â humor Suggestions Â for Â wooing Â him: Â Go Â to Â his Â window Â and Â recite Â the Â balcony Â scene Â from Â Romeo Â and Â Juliet How Â to Â get Â his Â number: Â Choreograph Â a Â dance Â to Â â€œSafety Â Dance.â€? Â
El Phat edward cho and chris oh go “ho, ho, ho!” Ashley Herbert ’13 and Kaitlyn Gulock ‘13 We all know the Holidays can drive us all a little crazy, but what happens when we take things way too far? Chris Oh and Edward Cho go, “HO HO HO!”
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