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2013 Artists

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Holocaust Remembrance

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Athletic Safety

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Walt Disney’s Anniversary

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Dive into Splash

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King’s Island

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HIL LIA RD CITY S CH OOL S

Trip North Korean Threat

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Spring Fashions 10

Hairstyles

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Spring Sports

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Healthy Food

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Choices Duct Tape Trends

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Formal

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Graffiti

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OAA Jam Sessions

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Tips for Finals

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Mr. Trombitas

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Archie Griffin award: Could it be you? By Katie Imwalle Do you enjoy playing sports for Heritage? Do you have a team player attitude, and work well with others? You could qualify for the Archie Griffin award. This award is for 8th grade students who have participated in 4 (5 for boys) or more seasons of sports.

In order to apply, first, students need to

mittee of teachers, administrators, and coaches. That committee of coaches and administrators will choose the winner. But to win this award, it’s not all about writing papers or interviews. Along with playing sports, students who apply also need to have a good personality and care for other people.

Archie Griffin Courtesy of www.waitingfornextyear.com

Archie Griffin is a former American football running back. Griffin played seven seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. He is college football's only two-time Heisman Trophy winner. So having an award named after him is pretty honorable.

have participated in 4 or more seasons of sports if they’re a girl, 5 for boys. But that’s not all. They need to write a letter about why they think they deserve the Archie Griffin award. Also, students applying will be interviewed by a com-

Heritages athletic director Billy Martin puts it, “They are usually more concerned about others than themselves.” And Hilliard Heritage’s Brian Hart adds, “They’re proven leaders at all times, and great students too.”


2013’s chart-toppers, upcoming albums, new artists What Makes You Beautiful is American boy band Big By Emma Adams one of the best-selling singles of Time Rush, as well as JepAccording to Billall time, selling over 5 million sen herself. The music board.com, 2012 brought songs copies. The quintet released video for Korean rapper like Call Me Maybe, We Are their second studio album, Take Psy’s Gangnam Style hit Young, and What Makes You Me Home, in November 2012. over one billion views on Beautiful into the music world. The British singer and YouTube, making it the They topped the American Top rapper Cher Lloyd made her most-viewed YouTube 40 and Billboard charts. In debut in America with her sinvideo in history. Accord2013, artists like Taylor Swift, gle Want U Back in May 2012. ing to AT40.com, the One Direction, and Rihanna are It peaked at number 12 on the newest Internet craze is as popular as ever, but new artBillboard Hot 100. Lloyd rethe Harlem Shake, a dance ists are making hits as well. leased her studio album Sticks that goes with Baauer’s In 2012, many breaksong of the same name & Stones in America in October through artists came to Amer2012, which reached #9 on the (that is currently at #40 on ica’s music industry. Carly Rae the American Top Jepsen released her 40). viral single Call Me Many artMaybe early in the ists have only been year, and released getting more popuKiss, her first fulllar and successful. length album, in Country and pop September. Despite singer Taylor Swift Call Me Maybe’s released her fourth popularity on the album, Red, in OcInternet,. It only tober. One of her spent two weeks at most successful #1 on the American singles was I Knew Top 40 (the weeks of You Were Trouble, June 30 and July 7). British singer and rapper Cher Lloyd released her which hit #1 on the The Englishfourth single, With Ur Love, in February. It is curBillboard Hot 100, Irish boy band One rently #37 on the American Top 40 chart. Image and was #1 on the Direction came to courtesy of Billboard.com. American Top 40 America early in for six weeks in a 2012. Their debut Billboard 200. Her newest sinrow. album, Up All Night, was reNew singles have gle, With Ur Love, was released leased in America in March on February 5, 2013. come out recently, includ2012, and instantly went to Some extremely popular ing Taylor Swift’s 22 number one on the Billboard songs are the result of viral (which is at #34 on the 200 chart. It sold 176,000 copBillboard Hot 100). Rockies in the first week, and accord- Internet crazes. Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe was made alternative band Imagine ing to Modest Management, it into a viral video that included Dragons has a new single, sold 700,000 copies in the first many music stars like Justin Radioactive. Ed Sheeran three weeks.Their first single Bieber and the boys of the released Lego House on THE

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February 11, and has only peaked at #95 on the Billboard Hot 100. Bruno Mars’ second single off his album Unorthodox Jukebox, When I Was Your Man, hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of April 20. According to Billboard, Demi Lovato is making a comeback with her single Heart Attack, and British singer Olly Murs has a new single, Troublemaker. “Some is good, some is bad [the mainstream radio],” Kiss You, the sixth single from English-Irish boy band says Kaitlynne Chapman, an One Direction, is currently at #78 on the Billboard Hot eighth grader at Heritage Mid100. It sold over 200,000 copies within a week of its redle School. “The good ones are lease. Image taken from MTV.com. the songs with true meaning behind the lyrics and the bad the American Top 40 (it is curSande, Macklemore & Ryan ones are the ones that don’t rently at #3), and is currently #2 Lewis, Ed Sheeran, and Imagine have that much meaning behind on the Billboard Hot 100. Other Dragons. New albums are comthem.” ing from One Direction (late very popular songs include I One song in particular Knew You Were Trouble by 2013), Cher Lloyd (sometime in that has Taylor Swift, 2013), Ed Sheeran (early 2014), been atDaylight by and Justin Bieber (late 2013). tracting Maroon 5, What else is in store for much atSuit & Tie by 2013? New albums from suctention Justin Timcessful artists are coming! Aclately is cording to HitFix Music, Lady berlake, The Thrift A Team by Ed Gaga is releasing her first album Shop, a Sheeran, and in two years, ARTPOP (release rap song date TBA, possibly spring). Pop It’s Time by by MackImagine princess Katy Perry, rapper lemore Dragons. Eminem, and former Disney star and Ryan The year of Miley Cyrus all have albums Lewis. It 2013 has coming out this year. So, what’s spent two brought many going to happen this year in the weeks at breakthrough music world? #1 artists “I think it will be good American country-pop singer Taylor Swift’s on into the to see some more talent take fourth album, Red, sold 1.2 million copies in its world of their chance at the spotlight as first week, making it Swift’s second album to sell music. well as many more songs from over a million copies in a week. The album in- Among already famous singers and cludes the new single 22. Image courtesy of those artbands.” Chapman says. Swift’s official website. ists are Emeli

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Citizens Remember Holocaust By Janaki Nair ple about the Holocaust. It is also common for an eyeThe survivors from concentration camps witness or a survivor of the Holocaust would come made sure that they would spread their horand speak to an rific stories through many generations. Sadly, audience. Somesome people in today’s society don’t believe times communities that a tragedy like this ever happened. In orcome together and der to remember the people who suffered plant a memorial during that time period, The United States tree or have a Holocaust Museum organizes A Week of Rename-reading ceremembrance. mony. In 2013, the Remembrance Week was Obisesan says, “I from April 7th to April 14th. According to think we can the Museum, “Days of Remembrance are maybe focus more observed by state and local governments, of our classes on Picture: The 1996 Holocaust Remem- the topic during military bases, workplaces, schools, brance Project: Shows the children pris- that week. We can churches, synagogues, and civic centers.” oners begging for food. Source: Adunoluwa Obisesan, a student at do many Holowww.ushmm.org Heritage Middle School, believes that knowcaust-based proing about the Holocaust is important. She jects in many of says, “I think it is imour classes.” portant to learn about Most people go to the Holocaust Museum. In the Holocaust because the United States, some of these museums include, the so many people are United States Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., unaware, and by learnthe Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, ing about it we can Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, New England further prevent anyHolocaust Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, and thing like that from the Holocaust Memorial in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ever happening again.” They provide many artifacts and information for peoSince 1982, the ple to learn about. Other museums outside America Museum has organare located in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Israel, and Berlin. ized and led the naAdunoluwa concludes, “It impacts us today in tional Days of Rethe fact that the world is still prone to genocide or membrance ceremony other war crimes. There is still lots of terrorism in in the U.S. Capitol Romany countries and the threat of war. With our current Picture: The entrance to tunda, with Holocaust technology and resources, it would be much worse the Auschwitz Birkenau survivors, liberators, than the Holocaust.” Camp in Poland members of Congress, Only through these events can citizens rememWhite House officials, ber the Holocaust and pass down what they know to the diplomatic corps, many generations to come. That is why Holocaust Reand community leaders in attendance. Many peomembrance Week is commemorated all over the ple in the United States celebrate the week by world. When every person remembers the horrific holding ceremonies. One idea is to hold a tragedy of the Holocaust, it brings the world one step “remembrance table” with books that inform peocloser to preventing genocide in the future.

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How to prevent your career from ending By Caity Roberson not good for a healthy lifestyle, and will get So it’s very imporA hard day of running, if people haven’t ran that much tant that people get injuries cycling, lifting now you're combefore. Injuries can come from checked out quickly. ing home with an achy and sore running A very imbody after a long day of worktoo much portant ing out. Sport injuries are very at first thing to recommon to anyone, especially go. Build member teens. There are many ways to up over a when trying prevent getting injured in any couple of to prevent sport. weeks sport injuProper food and fitness and take ries is is important for a healthy life. days off knowing Courtesy of www.runblogger.com All sports have chances to get in belimits and injuries. One of the most importween, so how far tant things people can do before working out too much isn’t an people can go and push themplaying or doing any sport is issue. selves. Rest is very important at stretching. Be sure to stretch One of the things people all times. Getting tired could your back legs before and after should keep in mind when doing make people sick and hurt, bedoing a sport. Mrs. Miller, any sport is RICE (as seen on fore getting to the main part of Cross Country and Track coach firstaid.webmd.com). RICE the fun of sports. at Heritage Middle School, said stands for Rest, ice, compresSomething that is very that “Stretching is important to sion and elevation. All of these important for preventing injuries not get injuries are important in is wearing the right shoes. like shin recovering Miller says that many injuries splints and from injuries could come from not wearing pulled leg because taking the right shoes and you should muscles, the slightest change your shoes about every which are injuries seri400 miles, so they don’t get too common injuously could worn out. Your shoes are your ries in any runhelp from not support and you want to make ning sport.” getting sick or sure that they are in the best When worse in the condition at all times. running a lot, long run. Next time, when doing one thing to In wrestling any sport like baseball, softball, keep in mind is one little cut basketball, gymnastics, skiing, Courtesy of to build up could get inwww.beltwaywrestling.wrestlingser cheerleading or any other sport, your running fected very fast vers.com think about the proper precaugradually. and could have tions needed to take, to keep Starting all at someone out yourself safe. once can hurt more later than it for a season or longer. The could hurt now. Running 10 longer people wait to take care miles one day and 20 the next is of an injury the worse it could

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Disney -- 90 Years of Entertainment By Nikki Guess branched out into many other areas. tertainment and media company On October 16, 1923, the Just to name a few: with five business segments: Walt Disney Company was born. media networks, parks and reNeedless to say, at that time no sorts, studio entertainment, con An international theme park, one knew this company would sumer products and interactive Tokyo Disneyland in Japan; have a place in every child’s media. Their long-term strategy  Disney Channel, with 18 hours heart, and become a part of their is to “ensure that we continue to of programming a day; fondest memories. find new ways to capture the  The first Disney Broadway Walt and Roy Disney imagination of millions with show, Beauty and the Beast; started the Walt Disney Company  25 percent of the California An- entertainment experiences that with family in mind. They created gels baseball team; exceed expectations and bemovies, cartoons, television come cherished memories.”  ABC; shows, and many other things for With their media brands – Dis Disney.com; families to enjoy. Much of what ney, ESPN, ABC, Pixar, Mar Radio Disney, a live 24-hour they did to make their products vel, and now Lucasfilm – they music-intensive radio network; better and more entertaining made have the opportunity to create  A professional-caliber sports history. In 1932, they made the “high-quality content and uncomplex at Walt Disney World Refirst full color cartoon, Flowers paralleled experiences.” sort, later renamed ESPN Wide and Trees, which won the first On March 10, 2009, The World of Sports; Academy Award for Animated Official Disney Fan Club  The Lion King on Broadway; Short Subjects. On July 19, 1950, “D23”, Disney’s first-ever  Disney Wonder cruise ship; Disney released their first live “official” club in its 90-year  Fox Family Channel, now history, was established. The action feature, Treasure Island. known as ABC Family; and The Emmy Award“D” stands for Disney, and “23″ Baby Einstein Disney. winning Disneyland television represents 1923, the year Walt show aired on Disney October 27, founded 1954, starring what ultiWalt Disney. mately On July 17, became 1955, DisneyThe Walt land, the first Disney Disney park, Comopened, and pany. the Mickey When Picture of Walt Disney and his creation, Mickey Mouse. Courtesy of Walt Dis- asking a Mouse Club ney and Mickey Mouse: A Cultural Transformation debuted on Heritage television later that same year. student about her favorite DisThe Enchanted Tiki Room opened ney memories, she said The Walt Disney Company, at Disneyland on June 23, 1963, “watching my first Disney as it now exists with all its subsidiusing the first audio-animatronics. movie, Snow White. It got me aries and affiliates, is a successful, Since those early years, hooked on all their movies. diversified, international family enthe Walt Disney Company has Even now, when a new one

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comes out, I want to see it”. As versaries, the D23 team will travel the D23 website points out, “one coast to coast on a 10-city tour of the most important parts of with never-before-seen artifacts [Disney’s] fantasfrom the Walt Distic legacy are the ney Archives Disney fans, percalled D23’s Dishaps the most ney Fanniversary loyal, passionate, Celebration. Spanand enthusiastic in ning from 1923 to the world.” 2003, this presentaNow the tion includes rarely 90th anniversary seen videos and of the Walt Disney photos, and explaCompany is nations of their oriquickly approachgins. To pay honor ing, and Mickey Disney’s 90th AnQuote from Walt Disney, Mouse celebrates courtesy of Ideas Inspiring niversary, The his own anniverWalt Disney ComInnovation sary on November pany Japan will 18, as he officially turns 85 with put on the first-ever D23 Expo the anniversary of Steamboat Wil- Japan, which features Treasures lie. To commemorate these anniof the Walt Disney Archives, a

Created by Randi Saito

special exhibit containing nine decades of treasures from the vast Archives’ collection. Walt Disney, “the visionary whose pioneering spirit and inimitable creativity made the impossible possible, turning dreams into reality and building the foundation of The Walt Disney Company of today”, died at age 66. Would he ever have been able to image that the small company he started in 1923 would evolve into the enormous entertainment giant it is today, with everything from Broadway shows, radio and television networks, and cruise ships, to Disney parks all over the world!

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Take a dive into Splash

By Eni Nini A new TV series premiered on ABC this spring about contestants taking a dive into a swimming pool below. The judges are Olympic divers and the contestants are celebrities. The new ABC TV series Splash premiered on March 19, 2013. The show is about contestants taking a daring dive into a swimming pool to get scored on by the judges. The show is shot on a large set, darkly lit except for the spotlights, every surface has a slight purple tinge including the Olympic pool and diving platforms. The opening sequence is an array of able bodied divers leaping from impossible heights, spinning like centrifuges before

they enter the water with no dler, Ndamukong Suh, NFL desplash. The show’s format is fafensive lineman of the Detroit Limiliar. The celebrity in question ons, Kendra Wilkinson, reality walks out onto the board, there is TV star, Katherine Webb, Miss an interview with one of the hosts Alabama 2012, Louie Anderson, to fully document their thoughts, TV host and comedian, Kareem then they walk toward the end of Abdul-Jabbar, NBA champion, the board and dive. Drake Bell, actor/singerSteve Foley and David songwriter, Rory Bushfield, exBoudia are treme skier, Brandi judges while Chastain, FIFA Greg Louganis Women’s World Cup mentors the Champion, and Nicole competitors. Eggert, actress on BayCurrent conwatch. testants are KeNearly 9 million shia Knight The logo for the show Splash. Image people tune in to Pulliam, an courtesy of Google Images watch Splash. The actress only way to underfrom the Cosby Show, Chuy stand why is to watch it. Bravo, sidekick of Chelsea Han-

Heritage music program heads to Kings Island By Nathan Halbeisen will take place on Saturday, Flips. Rollovers. ImmelMay 11th. During the trip, students mans followed by can go out Camelbacks. Shootin the park ing straight up into and enjoy the air 100+ feet rides with from the ground, and their rocketing back to friends Earth. Friends riding from in the same car. All around this excitement can 9:00 am to be found on the Hil10:30 pm. liard Heritage Kings In order The Beast rollercoaster at Kings Island Island Trip. for a stuCourtesy of www.destination360.com The Hilliard dent in Heritage Middle School Band, Orone of these music classes to go, a chestra, and Choir trip for Kings form must be filled out and $72.00 Island during the 2013 school year turned in by April 12th. Although

the due date is past, students can still turn in forms. As said by Kyle Turner, “I didn’t go on the trip last year, but I heard that it will be fun. I can’t wait!” Students and parents are encouraged to go, as 10-15 chaperone slots are still open. For new parents to volunteer that have not done so before, a HCSD volunteer badge is required. These can be obtained at the Human Resources building every Tuesday or Thursday from 9-11am and 1-3pm or by a phone appointment (921-7124).


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will leave at 8:15 am from Heritage. So get a lot of sleep for the morning. More information regarding the Kings Island trip can be

found by talking to Mr. Burke, Mrs. Given, and Mrs. Hodgson. Forms can be found in the band room adjacent to the band/choir hallway.

North Korea: A threat to whom? By Caity Robertson Living in the United States of America, many citizens have heard of the threats and rumors regarding North Korea. Kids are the next generation in the US. Some of them will be the future leaders. Being aware of what’s going on could be the first step. Currently in North Korea there are nuclear weapons that were put up after a parade. The weapons have been put into shooting position then taken down a couple times. There have been many threats by North Korea about launching missiles and nuclear weapons on the US, South Korea and possibly Japan. But no action has been taken yet. The US is on high alert with all eyes on what North Korea is going to do next. Right now North Korea has made no move or action on doing anything. On April 15th, it was Kim Il Sung's birthday. Many people believed that on that day, the North Korean government would take Military action, like they have been know to do in the past, with

testing of Military weapons and military parades, on the 15th of April. Kim Il Sung was the grandfather of the current leader, Kim Jung Un. Kim Il Sung was also the leader that started the Korean war. He also started North Korea’s current government. The leaders in

Courtesy of www.npr.org North Korea are looked up to as gods by North Korean residents and some North Korea sympathizers all over the world. Allison Hunter, a student at Hilliard Darby High School, is like many students in the US who don’t really know a lot about what is going on in North Korea. Allison says that she knows North Korea has given threats and warnings to the US but she doesn’t really know what will come of it. Alli-

son said that “I know the country's very strict on what comes in and out of North Korea and that the people in North Korea think of their rulers as a king or god.” But Allison did not know a lot about the threats that North Korea has been making with the nuclear weapons. This could endanger people in the future, not knowing what threats are happening in their country. With threats like these, there could be a question of history repeating itself. There have been reports that North Korea has been putting young children into their armies at a very young age. These groups, by some people are looked at just like Hitler’s youth groups. North Korean armies have been known to have more than 1,00,000 people in it. At this point, no one really knows what's going to happen in North Korea, but being informed could be a big step to preventing Military confrontation and could point countries towards peace.

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Dos and don’ts of spring fashion By Eni Nini

becoming very popular. When rocking such a wild print, it's New spring fashion best to limit the rest of the entrends come out faster than a semble to one or two solid colors. If worn correctly, they can be a great addition to your spring fashion. Cross body bags are also becoming trendy for women. This season's bag can be bright yet functional. The long, cross body strap makes for easy carrying, and the mediumsized purse means there's plenty of room for essentials, but still forces one to stay organized. Eighth grader and fashion follower Kiera Courtesy of www.plushswimwear.com, these are the most Toliver says, “I follow popular colors for spring. fashion trends because looking good raises my self blink of an eye in today’s There is no easier way to -esteem. I wear what’s in beworld. Need help keeping leave a lasting impression cause I can rock ’em and I up? Look to the latest article than by incorporating bold dress to impress.” of 2013 spring fashion to hues, like a radiant red or a There are many differkeep track of what’s hot and vivid violet. ent ways to make an impreswhat’s not. A more feminine look sion during spring. If you’re According to E!, rufincorporates the moderate use looking for more tips visit fles, bright colors, and of ruffles in a top or skirt. Elewebsites like, Elle.com and graphic leggings are just gant ruffles can be popped up Seventeen.com. They offer some of the newly trending on everything from hemlines photos, outfits ideas, and the styles coming out for spring. to sleeves in the spring. Altop trending styles for 2013. It’s time to trade winter's though, be careful when using Find great fashion advice so moody hues for a fresh, new ruffles in an ensemble, too you can look your best this palette. For the last few much will not flatter one’s spring. years, that's meant pastels. silhouette. Well, not this spring. This Graphic leggings are

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Hairstyles: Are They In? By Marissa Pannett Nowadays everyone is doing their hair in different styles. Updos, big curls, braids and more. But what hairstyles are most popular? What hairstyles would best fit your kind of hair? According to biggone.com, some of the top ten trending hairstyles include characteristics such as unique

lengths of hair? Allure’s Website says that some of the best hairstyles for medium length hair include, making your hair wavy, adding some bangs, layers, and more. Eighth grader Abbey Heider from Heritage Middle School says that she has observed that most girls at the school wear their hair down and straight. While she wears her hair down and straight quite often, she says that her

Photo credits to: biggone.com Bella Thorne with the “Twist on your hair”

Photo Credits to: usmagazine.com Reese Witherspoon adding some bangs to her medium length hair. braids, messy buns, wavy hair and more. The website says that the top trending hairstyle is the “Twist on your hair”. The website describes this hairstyle as, “If you are fond of a hippie look then you can use three to six twists between your hairs. This particular hairstyle is very trendy and in the fashion. It is suitable for almost all occasions. You can create twists on the top of your head followed by a braid, ponytail or simply keep your hair open to flaunt your trendy hairdo. This makes you look classy and also is sure to attract compliments.” So what style best fits different

Abbey curled her friend Ryan’s hair with a wand. Photo Taken by: Abbey Heider

favorite way to do her hair is to wear it down and curl it with a wand. Abbey says, “My favorite way to style other people’s hair is to curl it with my wand. I think it looks good on medium and long length hair!” Theses hairstyles are all fashionable and do-able for short, medium, or long length hair!


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Spring sports at The Heritage By Katie Imwalle lacrosse, track and field, and boys volleyball. Do you need anything to do this spring? The season has already started, but there Though it’s too are late to join Track and field meets start at 5:00. The dates are April 24th, May 1st, and 8th. still spring sports, more 7th grade softball games are on April 30th, May 1st, 6th, 7th and 9th. you can always games 7th grade baseball games are on April 30th, May 1st, 6th, 7th and 9th. head out to supto go 8th grade softball games are on April 29th, May 1st, 6th, 7th and 9th. port your Herito. 8th grade baseball games are on April 29th, May 1st, 6th, 7th and 9th. tage athletes. To There find are a variety of sports for out when more game times are, the schedule is on students to see. You can the Hilliard City Schools website. meet up with friends to So, if you have free time this spring, watch the sports and cheer come out to support your Heritage Panthers. the Heritage panthers to Hang out with friends and cheer on the sports victory. Spring sports inteams. clude: softball, baseball, Courtesy of boys tennis, girls and boys hms.hilliardschools.org

Eating to pass the finish line By Randi Saito You can see the finish line, but you feel yourself slowing down. Suddenly you feel like you can’t move another inch. Your legs begin to ache, your stomach hurts. Why? Was it the three pieces of pizza before the race, or all the soda you drank during lunch? For athletes, the most important thing to be aware of before a competition is what you eat. According to Ms. Laura Miller, Heritage Middle school cross country and Boys track coach, students who “cut out pop”

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and “sugary or fried foods” tend to foods, fill up with carbohydrates do better and their bodies are three to four hours before an event healthier and more in to replenish essenshape to compete. tial glycogen stores Additionally, which help provide according to the energy when comUnited States Antipeting. Doping Agency Ms. Miller says (USADA), foods that the worst thing high in fats should for a competing be very limited on athlete to do is not competition days eat. You become because they “delay more fatigued and the emptying time of will be “too weak the stomach and take to compete.” longer to digest.” The USADA says Depositphotos.com Instead of fatty that it is “Important that


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there is one hour or less between your events, then fill up on liquid carbohydrates such as juice or eat fruits like pears, oranges, bananas, and watermelon. It is important to remember that with a limited amount of time that athletes need to “limit the quantity of food eaten,” says the

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USADA. The next time you are getting ready to compete, remember that your food choices affect your performance. As you get ready to sprint the final distance, don’t start slowing down because you made bad food choices, speedup because you made good choices.

Duct tape: what else does anyone need? By Mariah Midgley he says that he wore a duct tape Duct tape was originally roll to school, but the principal invented for military use by said he wasn’t allowed. Drone Richard Drew in World War II started a rebellion by getting a when there was a need for strong, water-proof tape. Today, duct tape has been taking teenagers across America by storm. Why has this trend become so popular? Shortly after duct tape was invented, people realized that duct A wreath made of duct tape roses. Thank you tape was also use- to poppiesatplay.blogspot.com ful for a quick housing repair. According to large amount of people (about www.houselogic.com, duct tape 200) to wear duct tape on all can be used to make a roof shin- sorts of things. Drone started gle, fix a slow toilet, tie off making wallets and has now open wires, and patch holes in come to make and sells a varivacuum hoses. ety of duct tape items on his The use of duct tape has website, as well as quality duct become more recreational over tape. the years. Keith drone seemed Why do people like duct to start the duct tape trend about tape, of all things? 10-15 years ago. On his webAudrey Cowen, an site, www.ducttapefashion.com, eighth grade student at Hilliard

Heritage Middle School, says, “You can make a lot of things out of it. There are so many opportunities!” All around Heritage, students cover binders, make bracelets, construct bows, and create pencil pouches. Cowen is known for making an elaborate dress. The New York Times says that duct tape has a nice, leatherlike texture while being vegan at the same time. There is also the “wow factor” of items being 100% duct tape. There is a large variety of designs and color palette. One of the most popular duct tape brands, Duck Brand, features duct tapes such as glow-in-the-dark, bacon and mustache design, the new college logo design, about 20 different colors, and even sheets of duct tape. Anyone can use duct tape. It’s rather easy to use, except for its sticking properties. “I throw out a lot of stuck duct tape,” Cowen states. It’s official. Duct tape can be used for anything. Perhaps students should channel their creative side and see what they can create.


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Cute, clever, and creative approaches By Audrey Cowen In high school, everyone wants a date to homecoming or prom. For eighth graders, it’s all about the semiformal. While it is not required, many students want to go to the semi-formal, often referred to as formal, with a date. Some people go beyond just asking a simple “will you go to formal with me?” Last school year, one student was asked to the formal- in front of the whole student body, at the spring sports assembly. Nothing quite as dramatic has happened this year, but there have still been creative approaches. Amna Tahir, an eighth grade student at Heritage, said she would want to be asked in front of a group of people. “It would be sweet,” she said. Kaitlynne Chapman, another eighth grader, said she wouldn’t want to be asked out in front of a lot of people. It would make her very nervous and “it would be more special if you’re alone.” Shruthi Kandalai, another eighth grade student, says that however someone asks you, it should be special. “I want something that’ll make an impression and something I can remember,” Kandalai said.

Keegan Ferrall’s approach took a lot of planning. During the eighth grade lunch, the scrolling announcements asked “Jessica Taylor Cox, will you go to formal with me?” He walked up to Jessica with a bouquet of flowers.

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Tai Bloch baked brownies for Eni Nini, with “Formal?” written with icing. One brownie offered “yes” and the other read “no.” She ate the one that said yes.

The brownies Bloch gave to Nini. Photo by Tai Bloch

Daniel Bibler wrote on a softball “Will you go to formal with me?” and gave it to Randi Saito, who plays softball. She wrote back on a baseball “ yes (:” and threw it to him while he was in practice. Left: The softball given to Saito by Bibler Photo by Randi Saito

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Graffiti in the Library By Aidan Hatcher This year at Heritage Middle School, a new tradition was started: a graffiti artist. So far we have had graffiti artists creating new and unique designs. The graffiti artist at Heritage started when Chris Garcia’s name was pulled out of the box. He had the honor of being the first graffiti artist. Since then, many people have entered their names for a drawing but only one is chosen. Ms. Joy Miller is in charge of the graffiti artists. She says that the graffiti program started because she “wanted to

showcase the talents of artistic students. That was the only way I could think of.” The possible graffiti artists’ names are placed in a box and one is randomly selected. According to Ms. Miller it takes about two to three days for the artist to do the graffiti. Ms. Miller also added, “This year the artist got to use chalk because it was the first year we did it, but for next year I bought chalk markers so it won’t look dusty and chalky anymore. I also love the designs. It’s original and it shows the creativity of the artist and it

Below are short instructions on a simple way of creating graffiti found on Instructables.com 1. Chose a name to write down. Do any style but make sure the letters are big enough to work with because shading will come in handy. 2. Any style is good. Bubble letters are really popular. The letters can have round sharp or whatever edges. 3. Outline the letters to the style that is suitable. Use pencils in case mistakes happen. Make sure the pencil has an eraser.

Also make sure the graffiti is original and don’t be afraid to alter it. 4.Mess with the thickness of the lines. It doesn’t have to be the same thickness the whole entire time. Use the pencil to vary the thickness. It also doesn’t need to be pitch black. Doing this step get a good idea for the permanent line thickness. 5. Add details as desired. Once the letters are the way that is suitable, additional details can be applied. The top of an “I”can be a lighting bolt. The “b” can have holes in it. The possibilities are limited only by imagination. 6. Copy your drawing and put the pencils away. Everything from here is permanent. If a mistake happens there isn’t really Courtesy of Google Images anything to do. By copying the drawing a backup will be ready if something goes wrong. Tracing will be difficult because of the darkness. 7. Blacken the pencil lines. 8.Add color to fill in the drawing. Use colored pencil crayon or marker. It’s a good idea to look at examples before coloring. Each letter can have different colors on them. Go crazy with the details if wanted. Most graffiti is just one color. 9. Keep practicing. If the graffiti turned out perfectly, congratulations. Now go to www.grafftitcreator.net and create your own graffiti! Heritage continues to carry on the legacy of graffiti by choosing a new graffiti artist every other month. So hurry up and put your name in so you’ll be the next graffiti artist!

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Jam Session Success By Marissa Pannett

students are required to know.

It’s one of the biggest tests of the year, the one that we prepare for from the beginning, it shows the growth of not only the students, but the teachers as well. This test is the Ohio Achievement Assessment, taken on the last week of April. But, how do we prepare for this test?

In these Jam sessions, students and teachers alternate

get students to think about the test and thinking successfully. He says, “We hope by having these Jam sessions it will raise the scores of students in some way and get them less nervous about the test.”

Mrs. Brickley and Mr. Trombitas came up with the idea of Jam Jam sessions sessions and hope are the answer. Here at that it will result Heritage Middle in HMS being the School, students take highest scoring half an hour every middle school Tuesday and Thursday, Photo Credits to: portal.success-ode-state-oh-us.info out of all three The OAA logo starting the first day of middle schools April, to review some in Hilliard, of the main concepts Ohio. that are going to be on the between the subjects of ReadOAA. ing and Math for Seventh The questions that are graders and Reading, Math used in the Jam sessions are The OAA is an and Science for Eighth gradfrom the Ohio Department of achievement test taken at the ers. The Jam sessions familiar- Education. Some of the quesend of every school year. ize students with the kinds of tions are questions that were Third graders to Eighth gradquestions will be on the OAA on OAA’s from previous ers are tested on what they’ve and how the test will look. years. been taught all year. The scorMr. Daubenmier, ing of the students show how Guidance Counselor at HMS, So, when the big time much the students know and says that the purpose of the comes, students are prepared. also how well the teachers OAA Jam sessions is to give taught the concepts that the students extra support and to

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How To Do Well On Finals By Helena Eagle

carbonated soft drinks, chocolate, eggs, fried foods, junk foods, pork, red meat, sugar, white flour products, chips, and similar snack foods. Alternating study spots is a good thing to do, because it can allow people to concentrate more. The spots people study in should be moderately quiet, so

People all want to do well on their final exams, don’t they? Well there’s a whole bunch of things they can do to get prepared! One way to get prepared for finals is to study. Studying in chunks is one of the best ways. According to Dartmouth Academic Skills Center, studying in 20 -50 minute increments and giving yourself 5-10 minutes between sessions throughout a week, will give the Picture courtesy of thetutorwhisperer.com best results. Another way to get prepared, is listening to Mothey don’t get distracted. zart. According to Huffington When people study, it is Post, certain types of music, like recommended that they build on Mozart’s compositions -- which what they already know. If they follow a 60 bpm(beats per minstart studying what they already ute) pattern -- have been shown know and add more difficult or to activate both the right and left recent material, they can associside of the brain in listeners. ate new information with familHuffington Post also says iar material. Rather than taking that having a full stomach can in huge amounts of new informahelp too! Fresh fruits and vegetation, doing this will ease them bles can help reduce stress, while into a comprehensive review and “stressful foods” include; procensure they don’t forget basics. essed foods, artificial sweeteners, People could make study-

ing more interesting. Just as it’s harder to remember a list of 20 words than a 20-word sentence, it’s harder to recall a list of boring facts than a story --to help retain information, try to connect with whatever it is they’re studying. They can do this by making facts personal, or bringing test material to life will make it much easier to remember. People should put off all social obligations or family commitments - If they have a good amount of time-- at least 10 days-- to study before exams, they should use as much of that time as possible if they want to do a good job. Figure out what will be covered on the exam- Will it be only stuff from after the midterm, or is it going to be a comprehensive or cumulative final? Knowing what will be on it will help them know what they should study. De-stress before the exam. Imagine a restful place. Take deep breaths. Believe in a positive outcome. People should give themselves positive affirmations like “I know this material” and “I will stay calm during this test and will do well.”

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Football player, teacher, assistant principal By Arishah Khan Mr. Trombitas is the new assistant principal at The Heritage Middle School. Many students enjoy having him as our new assistant principal. “He is friendly and bright,” says Trynn Fanfulik an 8th grader at The Heritage Middle School. Mr. Trombitas says that he enjoys being an assistant principal a lot because of the flexibility. He doesn't have to be somewhere at a certain time like the students have to be at a certain class at a certain time. Mr. Trombitas also enjoys helping people solve problems between each other. “Being an assistant principal is challenging be-

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cause there’s not much free time,” says Mr. Trombitas. Humah Khan is a senior at Darby who knew Mr. Trombitas for three years. “He is a funny and laid back teacher,” Mr. Trombitas loves to play football Humah said. HuCourtesy of blog.directenergy.com mah also said that in three words she would eleven years. He started playdescribe him as a “funny, nice, ing in seventh grade. Mr. and cool”. Trombitas also coached footMr. Trombitas is a marball for six years, and he said ried man with one son who is that he loved coaching footseven months old and is named ball. William. In his free time, Mr. “My plan for the next Trombitas enjoys hanging out year is to get ready for another with his family and his little year at Heritage,” says Mr. man, Will. Mr. Trombitas Trombitas. is originally from Ne“I am constantly adbraska then he moved to justing, and very comfortable St. Louis, Pennsylvania with my job,” says Mr. Tromand finally to Dublin, bitas. Ohio for middle school Mr. Trombitas is willing to say and high school. Mr. “Hi” to students in the hallway Trombitas moved a lot and get to know some of the because his dad worked students at The Heritage Midfor the FBI. Before Mr. dle School. Trombitas came to The Heritage Middle School he was a teacher at Darby. He taught Humanities and U.S. History at Darby. Mr. Trombitas played football for


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