Volume 14, Issue 4
Fishers High School
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What Hamilton East Public Library strives to be is emphasized through the graphic design on the left wall of its entrance . Photo by Rebekah Shultz.
Seasons greetings of gratitude Opportunities arise to give back, help friends, family Rebekah Shultz
he season of giving is in full swing this month and the Hamilton East Public Library is using that to do some good. The library is doing a new project called “12 days of Gratitude” throughout the month of December. The library is organizing events like the Stock the Shelter Donation Drive during which the library takes donations for supplies that will be later donated to the Hamilton County Humane Society. The wish list for the humane society is at the library or on the library website. Items like trash bags, hand warmers, kitty litter, etc. are all welcomed for donation. The drive will be collecting items from Dec. 1-12 “From the fact that there are a lot of animals that come in, and especially in the cold. They are obviously going to need a lot more supplies to try to keep up the shelter and keep as many animals as they can safe and healthy,” president of the Animal Adoption Rescue Club junior Keely Bailey said. The drive will be collecting items from Dec. 1-12. The library will also be hosting events like writing letters to the troops on Dec. 15-21, and making crafts and discussing what gratitude means them on Dec. 15. “The idea is that people can come to the library and ﬁnd ways to help the community and give back,” HEPL librarian Jennifer Harmon, who is in charge of the program, said. “The holidays mean a lot of diﬀerent things to many people.” An event that will need a head count before the date, will be the Gift in a Jar. This event will be on Dec. 19, from 4:30-6 p.m. On this day, teens will be making cards and be served hot cocoa and sweet treats. “I think people should participate and get involved because it just shows that you’re giving back to the community in simple ways,” junior Riley Gearheart said. “You don’t have to donate a bunch of money or even a ton of your time. It is just something good to do for your community.” Although some events are for ages 18 and older, there are still many events for teens and families, all with no cost, just with the power of gratitude. “We celebrate in so many ways and have a variety of customs,” Harmon said. “It’s what makes our communities whole and vibrant. Being able to celebrate the holidays with our friends and families is what truly makes this time of year so special. That being said, this year we wanted to focus on what we all celebrate during the holidays – gratitude.”
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Diverse winter celebrations Certain religions dominate ways people celebrate winter season Mason Gushwa
n the midst of the holiday season, everyday people celebrate hristmas diﬀerently or do not celebrate at all. During the holiday, two of the main ﬁg res that come to mind are es s and Santa, which both surround Christian ideals. In school during the holiday season teachers may have festive decorations on walls, Christmas plays and musicals take place, and winter dances occur. Amidst all of these festivities, however, people that are not Christian or faithful may feel pressured or feel obligated to take part in something they may not be comfortable with. “Christmas is celebrated the heaviest in the United States because people start talking about it months ahead of time, which doesn’t happen with any other holiday,” junior Daniel Schroeder said. en before the holiday season o cially starts, stores and other places begin to advertise, tempting customers to get started on Christmas shopping early. Schroeder states that no other holiday gets this kind of recognition. According to Pew Research Center, 9 out of 10 Americans celebrate Christmas, and 95% of Christians celebrate Christmas. “I personally don’t ever feel uncomfortable or press red celebrating es s s birthday howe er, the school community can be quite aggressive and demanding with the celebration of the holiday,” junior Michael Harvey stated. Harvey is agnostic, believing that nothing is
known and has no faith nor disbelief in god. Although public schools may not intentionally be trying to pressure students into celebrating Christmas in school, sometimes it may be impossible to escape. For example, many classes have Christmas parties that may evolve around Secret Santa or other Santa related activities. Within those parties they most likely have played some type of music with Christian ideals such as “Hark the Herald”or “Mary Did You Know?” Although these may seem like harmless jingles, some students may portray them as more. According to Public School Review, if one comes from a religious or cultural view that does not celebrate Christmas, he or she likely has a heightened awareness of the holiday celebration problem that is present in many public schools. long with celebrating anta or es s too much, there is a lack of representation of other holidays, such as Kwanzaa, which is December an ary , and an ah, which is December 22-30. Students that celebrate these holidays have little to no recognition at all within school. This lack of representation can lead to frustration for teenagers in high schools. Although public schools face disproportionate representation while celebrating Christmas, regardless of celebrating or not, it is a time to spend with families and loved ones.
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2009 graduate, former football player ﬁnds success at ﬂourishing athletic brand Ben McHenry
early a third of U.S. college students change their major at least once, and over a third of students transfer schools, according to Inside Higher Ed. While 2009 graduate Justin Moore’s educational path spanned numerous majors and schools, it led to a career he enjoys. Moore is the merchandising planner for Baseballism, a Portland, Oregon-based lifestyle clothing brand centered around baseball. As merchandise planner, Moore oversees demand and supply forecasting, e-commerce, and brick and mortar locations. He also works with the design team on product development, purchasing and maintaining the production schedule. According to Moore, the core of the company is still small, so everyone has extra duties. “I also travel to a few of our retail locations each year to help me better understand customer interaction with product and I also visit with manufacturers in China and Colombia from time to time,” Moore said. Baseballism was established in 2013, yet they have quickly grown in the realm of baseball and clothing, with a store at Fenway Park in Boston, where the Red Sox play. They also recently launched a shoe with Nike, which is reselling for up to $700 on eBay. “It’s been an incredible ride up to this point and something I don’t take for granted being that it’s my ﬁrst real world ob, oore said. “ eing f lly immersed in the decision-making in every area of the business and working with the four owners of the company over the past four years has been an amazing learning experience.” Moore’s personal business development was not a carefully orchestrated plan. Rather, it was the result of a tumultuous athletic and educational path post-high school. “After graduation from FHS, I bounced around quite a bit,” Moore said. “I played one year of
football at Florida A&M University and then transferred to Purdue University after a knee injury hobbled my football career.” Moore studied Aviation Management at Purdue, but decided it was not something he wanted to pursue professionally, so he dropped out of Purdue to decide on a new career. This re ection e ent ally led him to regon, where he earned a degree in supply and logistics management from Portland State University, as well as his job at Baseballism. Moore’s love for sports and passion for success can be largely attributed to FHS, where he was a member of the ﬁrst fo r year grad ating class and the only state champion football team. “ e were deﬁnitely the g inea pigs as the school was still being built around us,” Moore said. “We were also the only football team in 5A to not have a senior class our inaugural year in athletics, so there was a lot of character building that season. We were terrible.” Moore also saw individual success in football. His senior season, he was awarded Mr. Football, given to the best player in every position in Indiana, for the kicking position. This earned him a spot on the wall of fame, but Moore holds in far higher regard the lessons instilled in him from the football ﬁeld. “Through football, I learned how to fully dedicate myself to something,” Moore said. “I have been able to take that framework for success and apply it to other areas of my life. Other than that, I try to keep the high school football accolade convos to a minimum. Nobody likes that guy at my age.”
Justin Moore hikes on the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington. Photo used with permission of Justin Moore.
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Government without politics Teachers, students discuss impeachment in class Ben Hamilton
he decade is ending with a historic moment. The House is investigating President Donald Trump for possible articles of impeachment. Presidential impeachments are rare, with only two occurring in the 243 years the United States has existed - Nixon not being included because he resigned before the House could come to a decision. Given the importance of such events, it could be a topic of discussion in social studies classes, like government and US history. “I like to set aside time for current event updates in class,” social studies teacher Matt Bockenfeld said. “As an educator, I see it as part of my job to ensure the students understand what is happening in the news.” Right now, that means the impeachment proceedings. In the House of Representatives, Trump is being accused of withholding aid to Ukraine to get information on political rival Joe Biden. If the House decides that Trump is guilty, they will vote to approve the articles of impeachment, triggering a trial in the Senate. In the Senate, they will decide whether Trump should be remo ed from o ce. f they decide that it does warrant remo al, other aspects will have to be addressed, such as whether or not Trump should be pre ented from holding o ce again. Talking about politics can be polarizing and heated, which often makes tal ing abo t it di c lt in a classroom. “It is important for students to see parallels between what they are learning and what is happening,” social studies teacher and department chair Matt Stahl said. “Still, we want students to develop their own ideas and opinions on what is happening in the news.” That balance can be hard to strike, but some students believe it can and has been done, by either only giving the basics or also explaining both sides of the issue. “In the classes where it has been mentioned, it was handled pretty well,” senior Caleb White said. “The impeachment hearings were discussed in my economics class, and my teacher said it was mostly political and only gave an overview, which I thought was pretty good.” In allowing students to form their own opinions and not trying to sway them one way or another, teachers allow students to think for themselves. A large part of that is making sure that their political opinion is kept out of the lesson, but the severity or historical importance of the situation is not lost. “We live in a very politicized time,” Stahl said. “So, I explain the basics, but I keep my opinion out of it because it is not important what I think.” Photo by Olivier Douliery, pool/Getty Images, labelled for commercial reuse.
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Junior Quinn Lowry tries to stay awake, but dozes off on his phone while listening to music when aiding for his fourth period class. Photo by Grace Vang.
Sleeping off success
Lack of sleep with students jeopardizes school performance Grace Mossing
leep deprived is one way to describe students. The average student at FHS, according to a 59 person survey taken in English classes, tends to get about six hours and ﬁfteen min tes of sleep a night. Teenagers are instr cted to get nine to nine and a half ho rs of sleep to perform at their best according to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. ased on data collected by T professor eﬀrey rossman, the consistency and amo nt of sleep a st dent gets highly correlates with the grades that st dent will recei e. etting si ho rs of sleep or less for two wee s will ca se st dents to perform as poorly and or feel as tired as someone that has been p for straight ho rs. “ ha e a harder time foc sing when m tired beca se m st trying to get myself to stay awa e, freshman ydney eyer said. eyer belie es that her homewor load tends to eep her from going to bed, as well as the fact that she does not feel tired ntil p.m. n the same s r ey of st dents, of st dents do not go to bed ntil after p.m. This can be e plained by a biological shift in
teenagers brains after p berty when the internal cloc in their brain shifts two ho rs. This means that a child will now fall asleep two ho rs later than they used to, as well as wake up two hours later than s al, ma ing bedtime fall aro nd p.m. for many st dents. leep depri ation tends to also aﬀect the moods of people. t can lead to an iety and stress, as well as heightened emotions, all of which can hinder school performance. “ m ind of angry when go aro nd tired , senior ri n ischoﬀ said. “ ha e a lot stronger feelings abo t things and a meaner things to say. try my hardest not to say it, b t it st comes o t sometimes. esearchers from the ni ersity of ennsyl ania say that after a sleepless night, people will most li ely be more irritable, short tempered and lnerable to stress. thletes tend to str ggle the most with sleep depri ation beca se their sleep is restricted by mandatory practices, competitions and to rnaments. or e ample, nior swimmer mily feifer goes to bed aro nd p.m. and wa es p aro nd
Features a.m. for swim practice on weekdays. “ deﬁnitely belie e that lac of sleep impacts my school performance, feifer said. “ ednesday morning classes are s ally really di c lt for me beca se swimming that morning ma es me ery tired. rioriti ing school while also performing well in swimming and ta ing time to be with friends ma es sleep an obstacle for her, b t she also nderstands that sleep aﬀects her grades. “ t balancing time is deﬁnitely a challenge sometimes, b t ha e ama ing teammates and classmates who help me o t when need it, feifer said. proposed sol tion to the lac of sleep by high school st dents is a later start time for high schools. any st dents belie e that a later start time wo ld help them recei e more sleep and be more foc sed in school. “ ﬁnd it a little ridic lo s that the yo nger ids ha e a later start time beca se they generally wa e p earlier than s anyway, ischoﬀ said. “ nd we are the ones that are act ally wor ing hard compared to them as we re trying to get into college. esearchers ha e fo nd many beneﬁts of later start times. n a st dy of schools in eattle done by professor ideon nster, school times started an ho r later than years pre io s. There was a reported min tes of e tra sleep, a . increase in a erage grades, and o erall better attendance. n the contrary, most st dents are hesitant to the idea of a later start time. They worry abo t the logistics of sports practices and the e tra ho r being added to the end of the school day. “ thin , along with a lot of other people, wo ld se this as an e c se to stay p later getting things done, especially since we wo ld be losing an ho r after school, eyer said. The amilton o theastern chool istrict has been tal ing abo t mo ing the school district start times. They wo ld be switching the start times for primary school to earlier and secondary schools to later. The decision will be made by the end of ebr ary and will go one of three ways times will remain the same, high school start time will start no earlier than a.m., or the decision will be p shed bac a year.
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Junior Joel Coston and a friend lounge in the CCA during lunch and take a quick break from the day by resting and looking at their phones. Photo by Leen Mahmoud.
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Seniors Abby Carter and Johanna Strueder have a conversation as they ork on home ork during their ﬂe periods on Dec. 2, 2019 in the CCA. Photo by Sydney Territo.
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Generational Forces Star Wars continues to affect generations Carter Hanefeld
t’s like poetry; they rhyme.” George Lucas said this in reference to the creation of the “Phantom Menace,” in relation to the Star Wars prequel’s connections to the originals. However, this quote can aptly describe how those of all ages feel about and connect with Star Wars. With the Skywalker saga ﬁnally coming to an end in ecember, e eryone from masters to padawans, adults to kids, is being reminded how much Star Wars means to him or her. “My love for Star Wars has always been very high,” sophomore Vincent Harder said. “Any time a new movie or TV show comes out I start being an absolute nerd again.” Harder was 11 when “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” came out, but this was not the ﬁrst memory that tar ars ga e him. hen he was , he got his ﬁrst tar ars ego set, and while not a mo ie, this ﬁts a common theme amongst many individuals. or e ample, nglish teacher lenn eland ﬁrst saw “ ew ope when he was , and senior athan lton saw “ e enge of the ith when he was as well. or lton speciﬁcally, howe er, it was not st the pre el mo ies he fell in love with, but the Prequel universe Lucas set up. “It was taking the idea of the Empire that Lucas set up in the original trilogy, and turning it on its head,” Fulton said. “It gave us so many amazing characters s ch as hso a Tano in pro ects li e the lone ars, which t rned out to be fan favorites.” ilding oﬀ of that, “ tar ars The lone ars is an e ample of how a tar ars pro ect intended for children t rns into something lo ed by millions. Initially more light in tone, the series quickly developed into something else entirely. The Tech Times said that where the prequels failed to foster an emotional connection with someone li e na in ywal er, the lone ars succeeded. Furthermore, while George Lucas’ famed intellectual property is often associated with kids, many adults hold important connections to his original three movies. “I grew up in the shadow of Luke Skywalker,” Seland said. “I wanted nothing more than to be like him, though I was later drawn to the swagger of the Han Solo lifestyle. ” Because these three trilogies were released every 10-20 years, a new generation was impacted every time. However, despite the movies being poetry and having similar events, according to Lucas, that does not mean they never teach viewers something new. “In the ‘Last Jedi’, I felt the connection to Luke I had lost all those years,” Seland said. “The burden of caring for others through the vehicle of teaching was real for me, and st li e in my childhood, saw myself in e once more.”
Senior Nathan Fulton, in order to show his enthusiasm for Star Wars, poses with his lightsaber on Dec. 2. Photo by Carter Hanefeld.
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Board, not bored
Games help families pass time during holidays Kristen Rummel
ostalgic memories rush back when gazing upon classic board games. For many, board games are more than a pastime; they allow for bonding. They are something to look forward to when the holidays come around.
Dominoes These small, rectang lar tiles can be sed to play many diﬀerent types of games. The white rectangle has a parallel line dividing the two sides. On each side, there are a number of dots representing the score that the domino holds. Generally, dominoes feature between zero to six dots on each side. A standard pack consists of 28 dominoes. With dominoes being so versatile, many people play various versions of the game. The classic game takes two to four players and about 15 minutes to play. It requires tactics and strategy; the objective is to empty the given hand while blocking other players. A round starts with one domino, and whatever number it possesses will be the number that the players will need to match with one of their own dominoes. To discard dominoes, the tiles can be put in play if the number of dots matches another one in play. The objective is to play all of the dominoes given before all the other players. “I used to play dominoes with my family from Puerto Rico,” sophomore Cassey Carrillo said. “It brings back a lot of memories for me, especially over the holidays. It’s still my favorite game to play.” A full set of dominoes can be found on Amazon for $9.49 or at Target for $5.89.
Sorry Released in the 1930s, Sorry was based on the cross and circle game Parcheesi from India. The objective of the game is to race the other players around the board. The game is mostly based on chance by the random selection of cards with specialized tiles like “slides” and “safety zones”. The game requires minimal counting skills and strategy. The game needs two to four players for a round. It is designed for ages six and p and will ta e abo t one to two ho rs. o can ﬁnd the game at retailers like Target for $7.49 or on Amazon for the same price.
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Monopoly This classic Hasbro board game has been around since the mid-1930s. There are multiple aspects and strategies to the game, including negotiation, money handling and resource management. Players start with $1500 and can buy and trade property tiles of the game while attempting to bankrupt others. “My favorite memory of Monopoly is every time I beat my dad over the holidays,” freshman Seth Mullins said. “I buy all the railroads and win every time.” Throughout the game, there are chance tiles that require players to pick up cards with varying outcomes, along with other tiles that force the player into speciﬁc actions, li e going to ail. ne game ta es one to fo r ho rs to play, and requires two to six players. It is recommended for ages eight and up. The game is $20 and can be found at retailers like Target and Amazon or on Hasbro’s website. ith the game s s ccess, asbro has released diﬀerent adaptations of the game like IU Monopoly, Stranger Things Monopoly and Cheaters Edition. These games can also be found on the Hasbro website.
Candy Land The objective is simple; beat the other players to the end based on the cards drawn. The player follows the path that the cards predetermine, using minimal counting skills and color recognition. One game will take 15 to 20 minutes with two to four players. It brings nostalgic memories for many teens. This board game came out in 1949 and has been published by Hasbro for 50 years. The game is aimed at younger audiences since the game does not require you to make any decisions. “This was my favorite board game as a child,” sophomore Chase Carpenter said. “I remember always winning against my parents, but looking back on it I think they let me win. Being an only child, it’s some of my fondest memories with them.” The game’s simplicity generates about $1 million in sales every year. Through its success, it has made several versions over the years as well as a ideo game and a portable game. o can ﬁnd the game at retailers li e Amazon for $12.99 or from the Hasbro website for $9.
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Stuffing the stockings Low-priced gifts perfect for holiday season fun, games Nate Albin Maria Galosi
Candy, such as Swedish Fish Candy Canes at Target, make for a classic gift. Photo by Fletcher Haltom.
hristmas is a time of giving and getting together with family. toc ing st ﬀers are tho ghtf l little goodies that people can gi e to those they care for, ranging from home tchotchkes, lotions and soaps, to soc s, chapstic and large si ed candy bars. any people participate in s ch acti ities. nior inn anford said that he wo ld li e to get i e and es candy in his stoc ing. small bo can be fo nd for at ollar Tree. ifts, s ch as candy, are pop lar d e to following desires to eep gift b ying cheap. “ wo ld ne er want to spend more than, li e, to on a stoc ing st ﬀer, anford said. ther items come to mind for freshman lora rom. nstead of thin ing along the lines of candy, she hopes for lasting items. “This year, wo ld li e to see a pl shie or a st ﬀed animal in my stoc ing, rom said. ne way to incl de family and friends with the holiday spirit of stoc ing st ﬀers is ecret anta. This e ent consists of a gro p of people all writing their names on a piece of paper and then p tting it in a hat. ach member draws a name and gets a present for that person. reshman olton nderson celebrates hristmas with lots of candy. nderson remembers participating in stoc ing related acti ities since he was little. “ hen was little id, sed to get ot heels, and then there s always the chocolate and the candy, nderson said. “Then there s always, li e, a tiny little present. omeone nowadays co ld gift a car pac of ot heels for . from Target. hile some li e toys, others go more for clothes. nior ery c ay hopes for cabin soc s in her stoc ing this year. eople can get a pair of cabin soc s at ic s for . t, there are act ally cl bs for soc s, li e oc anda, where all people ha e to do is sign p and for a month and recei e a pair of soc s of diﬀerent designs. f they want more, they can pay a month and get two pairs of cool designed soc s in the mail. or some, ob io s gifts are not what they want. ne ni e stoc ing st ﬀer that sophomore organ trahan got as a id was a f ll pineapple. “ hen was yo nger had read something that said that getting fr its for hristmas meant that yo were s per good, trahan said. toc ing st ﬀers can range from clothes to toys to e en fr its. ome gift recipients this year hope for something speciﬁc. “ wo ld lo e to see money, slime and a bi be, trin ets that can play with thro gho t the year, senior ailey ichardson said. ome see the gift gi ing as part of a bigger thing. They belie e that the e change is tied into the emotions of the season. “ omebody said this once, sophomore onald chwan e said. “ t s abo t the little things this time of year. .
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oys from arious ﬁlms line aisles at arget. or companies, these are a large source of re enue. Photo by Fletcher Haltom.
Companies proﬁt off of popular cinema inspired goods ith toys, ﬁgures, and more Fletcher Haltom
isle after aisle, stores such as Target are ﬁlled with merchandise toys, clothing and more from ﬁlm franchises s ch as “ ars, “ ro en and other mo ies. The release of more se els to already pop lar mo ies dri es the sales of prod cts related to the ﬁlms. inema inspired goods ha e been a massi e money ma ing machine for mo ie franchises as the years ha e gone on. or e ample, reports that, since , “ tar ars has made o er billion from toy sales alone, which is almost three times the re en e that the franchise has bro ght in from the act al mo ies. This is st one e ample of how important merchandise is to a mo ie s o erall s ccess. “ own a ar el shirt, beca se m a fan of the company, and want to s pport them by p rchasing their prod cts, freshman aresh ol said. o ie merchandise may sell well in general, b t the reasons behind p rchasing these prod cts ary. ne reason that mo ie merchandise sells well is beca se fans want to be in ol ed with more than st the mo ie. owe er, at least for some, the tho ght process behind p rchasing this merchandise is relati ely simple. “ o ie merchandise sells well beca se the mo ie sells well, and the merchandise represents the mo ie and shows that people li e it, senior bigail chwan e said. “ eople want to tell other people that they li e a certain mo ie. hile merchandise is promoted all year, it seems to be promoted more hea ily d ring the winter months.
Toys, ideo games and other prod cts related to pop lar ﬁlms s ch as “ tar ars or “ ro en are promoted as gifts d ring the holiday season. “ lot of mo ies are released aro nd the holidays, li e hristmas, senior mma illespie said. “ t presents a good opport nity to get gifts beca se a lot of ids li e the mo ies and merchandise. The selling of merchandise may seem harmless eno gh, b t it has left some wondering how m ch is too m ch. isney, for e ample, made nearly billion from sales of “ ro en merchandise, which is one of the reasons why a se el was prod ced. hile it may be l crati e, the soaring sales of mo ie merchandise may come at an additional price, some say. “ ometimes it seems li e the sole p rpose of mo ie merchandise is to ma e money, and not to ma e a good mo ie, chwan e said. “They st want to sell t shirts and st ﬀ related to the mo ie, and it s not really abo t ma ing good, ality ﬁlms. ltho gh there are some critics, many people still belie e that merchandise is beneﬁcial for mo ies. erchandise increases attention gi en to the mo ie, ma es more money for the companies and e pands the in ence of the mo ie, which has led people to belie e that merchandise is, o erall, beneﬁcial for the mo ie ind stry. “There are a lot of fans who p rchase this merchandise from these companies, and it generates a lot of re en e for them, ol said. “ t s beneﬁcial beca se the companies can ma e more money and prod ce better mo ies.
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A young Anna doll, from the movie “Frozen 2”, is priced at $16.99 at Target. Photo by Fletcher Haltom .
hanos action ﬁgure from the engers mo ie series is priced at .99 at arget. Photo by Fletcher Haltom.
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talking orky action ﬁgure, from the popular mo ie oy tory , is priced at $29.99 at Target. Photo by Fletcher Haltom.
atman ﬁgure, from the atman mo ie franchise, is priced at $19.99 at Target. Photo by Fletcher Haltom.
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Girls shoot to top
ndefeated start puts team ﬁrst in state, top ten in nation Emma Tomlinson
Graphic by Emma Tomlinson. ophomore for ard aiya Walker goes for a layup at a home game on o . against nderson. he igers on 9 9. hoto courtesy of Corey Williams.
anked fourth nationally as of Dec. 3, according to MaxPreps, the varsity girls basketball team starts the season with a record for the ﬁrst time in team history. This year is the best starting record the team has ever had. In eight of their nine games, the Tigers have defeated their opponents by at least 10 points, with the greatest margin of victory being 45 points against Zionsville. “Our whole team is excited about our record,” junior Katie Howard said. “This team has worked really hard and we are all thrilled to keep improving.” To improve on the court, conditioning is key. This year, the coaches spent more time conditioning and getting the team ready for games. “The coaching staﬀ has done a ton of things to help s get better in o r oﬀ season, nior Katie Burton said. “They push us a lot harder and hold us to a higher standard, which helps us compete and be motivated every game.” The addition of new players has increased the athleticism and speed of the team. Three new freshmen made the varsity team this year, and the team lost only two graduates. Compared to last year, every single stat, from points per game, to blocks has increased. Points
per game have increased by eight and blocks have doubled from two to four per game. “The coaches have pushed our training harder in the oﬀ season which is helping s get better, junior Katie Howard said, “We all put in so much work and we know this is going to be a big year for us.” The coaches spend more time on preparing for games but also helping them recover after them. Freshman coach and English teacher Ben Beasley made additions to the team’s recovery equipment and Walker believes that it has made the recovery after games easier. The team uses the ice bath, and pneumatic and massage guns. “The equipment has helped everyone on the team with injuries, but it also gets us ready and keeps us fresh for game day,” sophomore Kaiya Walker said. The team’s atmosphere and attitude contributed to their wins, according to senior Lydia Stulken. One of their priorities is to maintain and improve their culture and camaraderie of the team. “I see us winning even more games,” Stulken said. “I feel great and super optimistic about what the rest of the season holds for us.” The girls varsity team plays at home next on Dec. 19 against Pendleton Heights.
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7.in the chest. He won this match. Photo used with During the Canada Open, sophomore 6.is in the blue, kicks his opponent 5. Nolan Miles, who permission of Nolan Miles.
Kicking out the competition Sophomore Nolan Miles earns second place in recent tournament Lily Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
eet ew at the . . nior rand lam on o . , a brac et style competition between the top si tae wondo competitors in the . . at a certain age and weight class. ophomore olan iles, who ran s second in the nior g di ision, competed at the . . nior rand lam and placed second. e began his tae wondo career at the age of si , attending classes at aster oo s orld lass Tae wondo. fter eight years at aster oo s, iles began competiti ely ﬁghting and holds a blac belt. Thro gho t his career, he has won se eral gold medals and made it to the arter ﬁnals at the T ational hampionships in . Tae wondo is a orean form of narmed self defense largely based on the se of ic ing. Team s website describes it as the “ nity of body, mind and life. “ erything that do in my life is impacted by tae wondo, iles said. “ t s ta ght me a lot abo t hard wor , wor ethic and staying foc sed. f yo lose foc s, yo re not going to ma e yo r weight class, yo r di ision and it s the match only three min tes, so yo ha e to ma e the most of it. rrently, he competes with the . . Tigers, a team centered in aines ille, irginia. e tra els to irginia on ridays, trains with the team riday night and at rday, then ret rns home on nday. “ en tho gh it s a lot of hard wor beca se yo gi e p a lot of time, thin it teaches yo a 1 iles said. “ t gi es yo a big part of yo r lot, life and it s really cool. esides the tra el, other aspects s ch as weight class contrib te to iles tae wondo endea ors.
iles ﬁghts nder the gs or lbs di ision, b t he has a typical wal ing weight of aro nd lbs. e m st c t abo t lbs to ma e the weight for each competition. “To really reach a high le el, yo ha e to basically adopt the mind set of o re a ﬁghter and yo ha e to do whate er yo can to win, iles said. ccording to iles, the old school tae wondo was more physical and rec less than c rrent tae wondo. e said that it has become similar to foot fencing, which essentially means battling with one s feet. “ f yo re act ally doing it, it s ery interesting beca se there s so many diﬀerent strategies and things that yo ha e to now how to do, iles said. “ rom a spectator s perspecti e, it s not as interesting. ecently, iles attended a phase two talent camp which gi es . . lympic coaches opport nities to assess athletes. e will train in olorado prings to prepare for becoming a member of Team for the lympic ames. iles has tra eled to o er half of the . . for to rnaments. e has an pcoming trip in ebr ary to weden for the ropean pen, and he has trained and competed in o th orea. ith all this tra eling, iles wor s to do both school and training. “ really want to ha e a balance between academics and the sport, iles said. “ m staying foc sed in school and trying to maintain it. opef lly, will be able to go to college either after m accomplished in tae wondo, li e going to the lympics, and then go to college. r do my training and attend college at the same time.
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Adults compete in the second annual teacher Rocket League tournament on Nov. 21 in the LGI. The second annual event was hosted by the esports club. Photo by Nate Albin.
Leveling up sports club e pands rapidly in ﬁrst year Andrew Haughey
or students interested in playing video games such as Rocket League, Super Smash Bros and Minecraft with other students last school year, there were not many options. The Video Game Club existed but did not allow students the option to participate in local tournaments against other schools. This changed this school year with the introduction of the Esports Club. Last year, the club was still in the developing stages and the logistics of playing games on school internet was being discussed with administration. Students such as senior Grant Liller, junior Alea Alvi, junior Garrett Beehler, junior Elizabeth Durbin and junior Kelsey Ortell, along with sponsor and math teacher Michael Buckman, worked to get the club formed. Alvi said the process to start a new club is overwhelming but the other members of the club helped and seemed to be in tune with each other’s needs. Members are always willing to bring in the materials necessary, whether it be monitors, consoles, wires or controllers “Planning a club like this is a huge process,”
Alvi said. “It took a lot of planning meetings and messages to the school administration to get the ball rolling.” The club is partnered with an external organization based in Carmel known as Player One Esports. The organization helps the club’s more serious members schedule and participate in events such as tournaments. “Partnering with an external organization took some adjusting as well, since we now had professional representatives to mesh in with the huge process that club formation already was,” Alvi said. Buckman said the club has grown rapidly in its ﬁrst year. nce the main iss es with the school network had been worked out, the club became publicized. Even though the process was daunting at ﬁrst, esports cl b gi es st dents the opport nity to get in contact with other students who enjoy the same passion. “We have so many students coming now that we split into three diﬀerent classrooms and ha e two additional adults that help run the club,” Buckman said.
Sports eehler said the cl b was beneﬁcial for both students interested in playing single-player games and students interested in playing multiplayer games. hen it comes to practicing, ha ing other players there can help. “ ometimes players are tal ing to each other and really trying to ﬁg re things o t together, eehler said. “ hereas sometimes it s more yo trying to foc s in on what yo can impro e on. Meetings are held in STEM teacher Kasandra ic man s room, science teacher righam rench s room and c man s room. t dents are not re ired to bring their own consoles or controllers b t can if they choose. eehler said the most pop lar console is the intendo witch beca se of how portable it is.
Graphic by Andrew Haughey.
N the Red The cl b has started an ann al to rnament for teachers feat ring the pop lar race car and soccer hybrid game oc et eag e. espite the cl b being new this year, it has already had two to rnaments. “ ast year it was more of an idea that we sort of threw together to see if it d wor . o that was really f n, eehler said. The second to rnament was o . and the sports l b contin es to loo for more opport nities to ma e an impact on the school. The cl b meets e ery Th rsday after school at p.m. nyone interested in oining the cl b can do so by contacting c man at mb c man hse. .in. s. Their ne t meeting is Th rsday ec. .
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FHS and Lawrence North prepare for a JV meet on Dec. 2. FHS won 48-30. Photo by Fletcher Haltom.
Pinning down competition Wrestling team progresses with high hopes for season against opponents Grace Mossing Ben Rosen
his year, the wrestling team aims to take down the competition and win more matches. They head into the season with hopes of improvement and consistency across weight classes. The team won their ﬁrst match on o . at home against Hoosier Crossroads Conference opponent ran lin entral . ﬁnished second of at the ohn rrle emorial n itational at rsenal Tech on o . . They hope to carry this moment m into the rest of the season. Last year, the team had seven clear victories o t of in the season matches and in itations. They ﬁnished the postseason with a place of o t of teams in the tate inals. This year they hope to ﬁnish in the top half of the competition. “ e ha e better techni e and we wor better and connect with the coach beca se he coached s in the oﬀseason, senior arrell said. “ feel great abo t this year, we are winning d als dominantly and we have depth on the team.’’ a ing depth on the team ma es s re that e en if one wrestler gets h rt, there are eno gh people on the team to keep the team winning. reshman ri n ngalls feels the team still needs to work on a few things in order to become more consistent and win more matches. “ ome of the bigger g ys, thin , need to improve on how they get into positions where they can score, ri n said. “ e co ld also wor on getting o t of the bottom position.
The bottom position is comparable to being in the defensive position. They are on their hands and knees with weight in their heels and an opponent on top of them. The referee blows the whistle. f the wrestler tries and s cceeds in escaping from the bottom they will get one point. If they get on top of or control their opponent, they receive two points. ow coaching his second season after coming in for long time coach a e arreld, ran ngalls helped to bring a positive dynamic to the team. “He coaches with emotion to shows how important a mo e is and how hard we sho ld be wor ing, freshman nthony iley said. iley also said ngalls foc ses on getting the team to adopt grit and perseverance. “ e ha e been training to not gi e p and to grow into ha ing a to gher mentality, iley said. armel and will wind p being big matches for the team. oth schools typically p t o t good s ads to compete with . These matches tend to be important, and reg larly draw large crowds to cheer for both teams. The team hopes to contin e and ﬁnish the season strong after placing second in their to rnament on o . . The ne t meet is p.m. on ec. at armel igh chool. The dsoc meet is p.m. on an. at . The postseason starts with sectionals on eb. at ran fort enior igh School and the conference championship meet is on an. at obles ille igh chool.
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Playoff matchup stirs tournament debate Nate Albin
ll sports feed oﬀ of what is random and nfair. There will always be something for someone to get pset abo t. n the To rnament, ig Ten co champion rd e played reigning national champions illano a in only the second ro nd of the to rnament. omebody co ld reasonably say that these teams probably co ld ha e played in the national title and it wo ld ha e been a good match p. f co rse, instances li e this will happen again. t happened most recently right here in an football sectional. n both teams ﬁrst playoﬀ game, a reps n mber two and n mber three teams in the class played each other. Third ran ed rownsb rg edged second ran ed on . ome high school football rage ens ed. ro ps li e ndy tar and abo t the topic in pro sports , now debate whether the system needs to be changed. s it stands now, teams play games against teams in their conference that are geographically the closest. or football, this means they gro p p with amilton rossroads onference ri als armel, estﬁeld and . on and rownsb rg, both also in the , pair p along with two other teams in their sectional. oth on and rownsb rg ha e a good history in football. ne does not ha e to loo far bac to see s ccess. ccording to ports, both schools ha e prod ced fo r star recr its in the past ﬁ e years. eca se of these two being in the same conference and both ha ing pre io s s ccess, no one sho ld be shoc ed to see these two meeting p this early on. ports are f ll of moments when elite teams play earlier than some say they are s pposed to. There is another way to loo at this. To rnaments wor to whittle down a ﬁeld to the best participant of them all. This on rownsb rg game accomplished this tas . The game determined the better team to ad ance, regardless of when it happens. n theory, rownsb rg wo ld ha e won the game at any point in the to rnament, sectional or championship. The two best teams do not need to play in the title game. hile epic title bo ts spar e citement and memories that will li e fore er in sports lore, sometimes sports does not follow the “best for last r le. Thin e ent c y in the egional inal or hargers olphins in the i isional layoﬀ. perts consider both to be in the small handf l of greatest games in their respecti e sports. ports wo ld not be as f n if e ery step of the way a committee or panel planned it o t. f e ery to rnament was perfect, we wo ld not ha e psets, nderdog r ns and players carrying their teams to new heights. ports are random. mbrace it.
FHS kicked off their season with a 26-0 victory over North Central on Aug. 23 in Lucas Oil Stadium, the site that also hosts the state championship for all class levels. FHS did not end their season at the stadium. Photo by Leen Mahmoud.
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Students need more snoozing Delayed start times would help student’s physical, mental health Benjamin Grantonic
leep is something I do not get a large amount of. get ro ghly three to ﬁ e ho rs of sleep on wee nights. This is, ite ob io sly, not remotely healthy. The National Sleep Foundation recommends people aged 14-17 get eight to ten hours of sleep per night. The school board’s current agenda on changing the start time looks to change this low sleep pattern. This means FHS would start at 8:55 a.m. The elementary schools would start at 7:50 a.m. with this plan. A study performed by The Center for Applied esearch and d cational mpro ement at the ni ersity of innesota entitled, “ chool Start Time Study Preliminary Report of Findings”, loo ed into the eﬀects of a delayed school start time on both suburban and urban students. The study found that suburban kids generally reported gaining an extra hour of sleep; teachers in both en ironments reported more attenti e st dents d ring the ﬁrst two periods. t also fo nd that some students ate breakfast more often. The most common argument heard against the change in start time is how it wo ld aﬀect sports and other e trac rric lar acti ities, with many st dents not wanting to stay into the e ening for practice and other acti ities. hile resched ling
will be re ired, the beneﬁt of the e tended sleep would outweigh this. Another argument is that this would harm the elementary students’ sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, elementary aged students will be naturally inclined to go to bed between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. as opposed to teenagers who ha e an internal cloc delayed by two hours, leading them to go to sleep at around 11:00 p.m. This means teenagers need the later starting date to remain on a healthy sleeping schedule. Sleep is one of the most important needs of both children and teenagers, and the latter is not getting nearly enough. According to the Child ind nstit te, teenagers who s ﬀer from se ere sleep depri ation, which is a good amo nt of them, will lose some abilities of self control, are more likely to engage in drinking and unprotected sex, and are more li ely to de elop mental illnesses s ch as depression and anxiety. This lack of sleep is a symptom of a greater problem within our education system, which is o erwor ing st dents to the point of b rno t. ntil we can get a better system of teaching our students, shifting the bell schedule may be the short term sol tion that co ld alle iate some of this b rno t.
Student responses when asked if they would support a schedule shift Out of 100 students asked on Dec. 2
Poll taken on Dec. 2 with 100 respondents. Graphic by Benjamin Grantonic.
People in favor of keeping the current 7:35-2:55 day
People in favor of the shift to the 8:55-3:55 day
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enior ach agpacan practices riting cursi e in the CC on ec. 2. Photo by John Yun.
Writing form diminishes Cursi e brings beneﬁts to students that use of computers lack John Yun
lowly accepted by America’s education system, computers have begun to rule the nation. Classrooms now incorporate technology to allow students to easily access resources for the subjects that they are learning. However, as typing has become more prevalent, writing has diminished - especially cursive. According to the New York Times, cursive ended when the Common Core standards stopped requiring public elementary schools to teach cursive in 2010. Although there have been several states, like Ohio and Texas, that have started to re-incorporate cursive into the curriculum, there needs to be an increase in the p sh to teach c rsi e. This year, eﬀorts were made to pass a bill requiring Indiana schools to teach c rsi e, b t it seems that eﬀorts were f tile. Cursive writing helps develop many skills and aids in early childhood development, according to Concordia-University Portland. Script ses a diﬀerent part of the brain than typing on a computer. Learning to write in cursive d ring an early age helps impro e ﬁne motor skill development while also helping students familiarize themselves with the alphabet. Furthermore, according to the New York Times, children learn to read faster when they write by hand. Also, they are able to come up with more ideas and better remember the information that they have learned. So, writing by hand has beneﬁts that the se of comp ters lacks. cript also helps with o cial doc ments as
students grow older and embark on a career. Having a cursive signature is essential for signing legal documents such as contracts and checks, and it also helps prevent forging, which could be used to steal money, enter personal accounts and much more. Learning print and cursive writing may also help improve a student’s handwriting, allowing them to be more conﬁdent in what they are writing or signing oﬀ on. eople may easily dge someone based on the quality and legibility of their handwriting, so incorporating cursive into the curriculum will allow students to improve their handwriting and their signatures. It also helps students with disabilities like dyslexia. According to PBS, cursive helps them hone their hand-eye coordination, memory and ﬁne motor s ills. The ow of c rsi e helps dysle ic st dents diﬀerentiate between easily confused characters like “b,” “d,” “p” and “q.” In an era that has become more technologybased, it is essential that people maintain their ability to write and read cursive. Not only does c rsi e ha e beneﬁcial impacts on the development of the brain but it also helps maintain a connection to the past. Cursive was used in many historical documents, including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, that are the very foundation of the nation in which we live. Cursive should be reinstituted in all public schools in order to preserve America’s history and aid in the development of the youth.
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Dangers of ‘wokeness’ Current political, social environment creates poor citizens
STAFF Editor-in-Chief: Ellie Albin Web/News Editor: John Yun Assistant Web/News Editor: Benjamin Grantonic Features Editor: Ben McHenry Arts & Culture Editor: Kristen Rummel Sports Editor: Nate Albin Social Media Editor/Unity Director: Rebekah Shultz Reporters Maria Galosi, Mason Gushwa, Fletcher Haltom, Ben Hamilton, Carter Hanefeld, Andrew Haughey, Grace Mossing, Ben Rosen, Sydney Territo, Lily Thomas, Emma Tomlinson Photographers Leen Mahmoud, Grace Vang
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irst things ﬁrst we m st ha e a set deﬁnition of ci ic ed cation. research paper from the tanford ncyclopedia of hilosophy do e into the history of ci ic ed cation and stated that it is, “...all the processes that aﬀect people s beliefs, commitments, capabilities, and actions as members or prospecti e members of comm nities. owe er, the tanford so rce goes into deeper detail abo t how ci ic ed cation is not st ta ght in classrooms. i ic ed cation “need not be intentional or deliberate, meaning we, as a comm nity, teach o r own perceptions of what it means to be a good citi en to new generations. t references how we learn most of o r ci ics thro gh the comm nity and how we grow p, which often leads to a harmf l en ironment. To gi e conte t, the e act statement is, “... referring to ci ic ed cation and how it is transmitted thro gh comm nity al es t may not be beneﬁcial sometimes people are ci ically ed cated in ways that disempower them or impart harmf l al es and goals. r c rrent political en ironment is not beneﬁcial. The act al act of ci ically ed cating st dents is not a problem, tho gh. e ha e a passionate social st dies department that cares abo t creating good citi ens, as seen on pages and of this iss e. t dents implementation or lac of proper implementation of their ci ic ed cation is the problem. t dents are ignoring the al es they are ta ght in go ernment class, which is meant to enco rage acti e citi ens. t dents solely share what they learn from li e minded people and social media rather than allowing themsel es to engage in ci il disco rse, which is dangero s especially in this era of impeachment. eca se of people opposing e eryone s iewpoint b t their own, many people do not want to participate in politics it starts iolent arg ments, not ci il disco rse. The “wo e ids started it. They are the ones who appear to be the most p to date on c rrent e ents, b t, often times, they are blinded by their own beliefs. “ o e, by deﬁnition, does not ha e a negati e connotation. The original deﬁnition of it is alertness to in stice in society, especially racism. That deﬁnition enco rages alertness, which is good. owe er, “wo e has ta en on a new meaning. n this sit ation, rban ictionary says it is, “The act of being ery pretentio s abo t how m ch yo care abo t a social iss e. “ o e c lt re is not st some niche gro p rban ictionary moc s. Their iews e pand far and wide. “ o e people ha e e en gone as far as to create “cancel c lt re. any people do not want to participate in a political en ironment that tries to cancel people st beca se they ma e a remar that some en id does not agree with. efore someone says “ , boomer, eep in mind that st by saying that, one contrib tes to the to ic political en ironment. Trying to in alidate an entire generation of h mans, along with others, is immoral and inappropriate. istening to others is now more ital than e er. s impeachment proceedings contin e, we simply need to remember to listen to each other. ore than one “right answer e ists and that is not what determines what ma es one a good citi en. hat determines one s ality as a citi en is if he or she chooses to accept others ideas sh tting each other down is not the way to represent that.
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EDITORIAL QUESTION Do you believe “woke” culture has impacted your willingness to discuss politics, in particular impeachment, with other students?
Impeachment is always taught in government classes, as seen in “Government in America,” the AP Government textbook. But, it is more prominent now that President Trump is being threatened with impeachment. This comes at at a time where students struggle with the ability to have proper civil discourse and instead “cancel” others without listening to their beliefs. Photo by Ellie Albin.
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ISSUE REVIEW TWEET US YOUR ANSWERS FOR A CHANCE AT A PRIZE
1. Who is the sponsor of the esports club? 2. What rank is girls varsity basketball nationally? 3. Where did FHS alumni Justin Moore transfer after a knee injury? 4. What is the method used to prosecute government ofﬁcials? 5. Who is the Stock the Shelters Donation Drive for? 6. How old was English teacher Glenn Seland when he ﬁrst saw “Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope”? 7. What game has a standard of 28 pieces? 8. What is the word for “alertness to injustice in society, especially racism”? 9. How many years has Frank Ingalls coached the wrestling team? 10. What did Nolan Miles place at the United States Junior Grand Slam? 11. What is one way you can engage in small talk? 12. Who won the controversial sectional football game? 13. What learning disorder can be helped by the use of cursive?