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Students step out against war
Terrace takes unavoidable budget cuts By Kathryn Goddard and Joslyn Ching HAWKEYE staff
MTHS students joined over 800 of their peers April 18 to protest the war in Iraq and military recruitment in schools. Some signs said, “Money for jobs and education, not for wars and occupation.”
AP classes hit the chopping block By Jacob Tupper HAWKEYE staff
Several Advanced Placement (AP) classes will not be on the class register next year due to budget cuts. These include AP Statistics, AP Calculus and AP Biology. These classes, along with others, were cut for various reasons. AP Biology did not have a teacher and AP Statistics and AP Calculus did not have a big enough projected enrollment. The district said each class would need to have 34 students.
Not long after the class cuts, a sign on the AP Stats teacher’s door, Nancy Paine, read, “AP STATS IS BACK!” Paine said that the class could be restored because “the district gave the building a little bit more FTE (Full Time Equivalency).” The number of teachers is dependent on the school’s FTE allotment. Also, the school recognized that any student who took Algebra II their freshman year would not have a math class to take at the school their senior year. AP Stats is set to run next year but there is still a chance that it could be cut in the
years following. If it is cut, Terrace will lose status as a college preparatory school. Terrace is already behind: next year Meadowdale High School is offering two AP Stats classes, two AP Calculus classes and an Advanced Calculus class. Paine pointed out that “when you look at college entrance requirements, while most require a minimum of three years of high school math, most want their students to have four years. I believe we would be doing our students a grave disservice if we didn’t even offer what most universities desire.”
Student rights bill croaks in legislature By Kathryn Goddard HAWKEYE staff
House Bill 1307 (HB 1307), created in order to further protect and enhance students’ First Amendment rights, was rejected April 13 in the state senate. Democrat Dave Upthegrove introduced the bill for both college and high school students. The bill passed the House of Representatives in March with a vote of 58 to 37. HB 1307 was originally applied to high school as well as college students. Last month however, the Senate Judiciary committee eliminated the high school student portion from the bill. Strong Republican opposition along with the elimination of the
high school component, added to the bill’s unpopularity. The bill never reached the Senate floor for a vote. HB 1307 states that student journalists have the right to produce content without being subject to prior review, making censorship illegal. The administrators of a school and advisers of a student run organization (such as the Hawkeye or HBN) cannot decide what should or should not go in the publication or alter the content. Students cannot produce content that violates the law, such as content that is slanderous or obscene. The bill would also have ensured that an administrator or adviser would not be liable for the content produced in the publication, See HB 1307 on page 3
The Edmonds School District (ESD) has made unavoidable budget cuts for next year. The cuts are taking place in order to sustain the amount of money needed for the necessities of schools. According to Principal Greg Schwab, the dis- ■ Several trict has been dipping factors, into its reserve fund (a including a pool of funds saved for rising cost a “rainy day”) for too of living long. This has resulted in and fewer the threat of not havincoming ing enough money. ESD students, cannot use money from contributed the reserve fund much to the longer, due to the fact that they have a minibudget cuts mum required balance that must stay in the reserve fund. This, along with an anticipated increase in teachers’ salaries, lower enrollment, and overall lack of funds from the state government have contributed to the budget problems the school district is facing. The cost of living has gone up in recent years, such as rent, utilities, food, etc. Therefore teachers’ salaries need to be raised in order to meet the new standard under a cost of living agreement. Additionally, fewer students are entering school next year and more are exiting. In other words, the ratio of graduating seniors to incoming kindergarteners is rising. That means that the fewer students there are in school, the fewer people there are living in the area to pay taxes, the less amount of money the district has, the less amount of money the school gets to keep up the same curriculum. In order to not have one department carry the weight of MTHS’s allotted budget cuts, the school has come up with multiple ways to to mitigate the impact of the cuts. One way was to be more efficient with each teacher’s schedule. There were some inefficiencies in the desire to maintain autonomy in each small school in some course areas, such as math. It’s also possible that some teachers won’t be at MTHS full time. The teachers who end up teaching fewer periods are put into a pool that the district has of teachers who can work at another school. This is called surplusing. For example, one teacher can teach three periods of English at MTHS and then one or two more at another high school in the district. This saves money by lowering the amount of new teachers that the district hires. If the school uses part time teachers from the surplus pool, job voids are filled instead of paying for a whole new teacher. Although budget cuts are necessary, those that take place next year are designed to be minimal, according to school officials.
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Students fight cancer through Relay for Life ■ In a one-day “dollar blitz,” Terrace students raised more than $2,100 for Relay for Life
AP government students man a booth at the MTHS garage sale last Saturday, asking for donations to Relay for Life, an organization that helps those battling cancer. By Christina Montilla Photo Manager
For the past few weeks, students of Jeannie Brzovic’s AP Government class, staff and others have been gathering donations for Relay for Life, a benefit for the American Cancer Association. A one-day “dollar blitz” was held on Friday,
April 27 from which $2100 was raised. Combined with $4, 305 collected thus far, the two teams, Hawks for Hope and Hawk Jocks for Hope have raised over $6000. Their goal is $10,000. The Lynnwood high school track will be home of the 24-hour Relay for Life for the South Snohomish County division. An annual event, Relay for Life was started at the University of
Puget Sound in the 80’s and has since become an international event, making it the largest fundraiser worldwide. Participants share common experiences having fought cancer, known a close loved one who won or lost the battle or are simply interested in donating to ACA. The opening ceremony will start the relay off at noon on Saturday, May 19, where the first lap is traditionally walked by survivors of
cancer. As the night wears on, luminaries will light the edges of the track. The relay will end at noon on Sunday, May 20, where all participants will walk the last lap together. Student’s involvement began as a project in Brzovic’s AP class. As a component for their participatory citizenship activities, the students are learning “how to make an impact on their community and raise awareness to issues,” said Brzovic. “Everyone knows there are things that are wrong. Not everyone knows though what to do about it.” Originally there was one team, Hawks for Hope, and then it grew larger, when outside students took an interest to raising cancer awareness and gathering donations. Thus, Hawk Jocks for Hope was created. There are 24 students in all who will participate in the Relay for Life. Senior Brittany said, “The impact you have when you are involved in your community.” Luminaries, in honor of those who have passed, can be donated at the upcoming MTHS fundraiser, the Variety Show on Thursday, May 10 in the theatre at 7 p.m.. There is a suggested $5 donation to see the anticipated professional magician, Principal Greg Schwab, soloists and dance ensemble talents that will be performing. All proceeds will go the American Cancer Association. Hawk TV produced a video tape of the impact cancer has had on members of the staff. This as well as other information can be viewed via the Relay for Life link on the MTHS home page.
Budget cuts provoke staff questions, concerns By Olivia Harrington HAWKEYE staff
The recent staffing and budget issues have had a ripple effect upon not only the students of MTHS, but the staff and faculty as well. Reactions from the staff and faculty were full of frustration and discouragement, but offered an insight as to the practicality of the changes and optimism towards the future of MTHS. Andrea Reid, Renaissance Spanish teacher, simply stated that she had, “adapted to the changes.” Renaissance Counselor Colleen Egger expressed the staff ’s concern towards the source of the funding problems by recognizing that both teachers and counselors are “wondering how much money has been poured into the development of graduation performance tasks.” She continued by asking, “Is it
“Is it more important to require more of students and teachers than to lower class sizes? In our building, at least, there is clearly little, if no, support for the graduation performance tasks.” ~Colleen Egger Renaissance counselor
more important to require more of students and teachers than to lower class sizes? In our building, at least,
there is clearly little, if no, support for the graduation performance tasks.” Karen Hanson, English 10 and AP English 11 teacher, also wondered if there, “are there other ways that money can be saved, other than compromising academics” and she urges students and parents to, “gather information by calling the superintendent, contacting school board members, and questioning administrators.” Adam Welman, Physical Science and Chemistry teacher, appealed to the voters of Washington, saying, “I personally wish the citizens of our state would vote for legislators who would appropriate more funds to public education.” “In Washington,” Wellman said, “where most public education funding comes from the state, there are large class sizes because legislators
(and therefore, their constituents) do not provide appropriate funding.” Tricia Norton, AP European History and English teacher, said, “It would be nice if we had more funding for education coming from the state, but we don’t – that is another
HB 1307: Lost in the works Continued from front page
unless they altered the content. House Bill 1307 would also have written into law that advisers of a student publication cannot be fired, transferred, or in any way disciplined for refusing to alter the content of the publication or submit to prior review. Colorado, California, Arkansas, Iowa, Massachusetts, and Kansas already have a bill protecting student First
Amendment rights. The California bill protects both college and high school students. Oregon and Michigan are also trying to pass a bill to protect student journalists’ rights as well. It is quite common for bills not to pass the Senate, or be altered. This year, about one eighth of the 2,568 bills introduced were passed. Rep. Upthegrove plans to introduce the bill again in the coming legislative session next year.
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reality. Cutting staff is what we have to do. Can you imagine a business keeping more people on than they needed? It makes no sense.” These changes may be a necessary evil, but as some of the teachers iterated, there is an inevitable ebb and flow of money this time of year.
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UPCOMING EVENTS When Tue. May 8 Wed. May 9 Fri. May 11 Mon. May 14 Thur. May 17: 4:30 p.m. Fri. May 18: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. Wed. May 23 Thur. May 24: 7 p.m. Thur. May 24 Fri. May 25 Thur. May 31: Sat. June 2 – 7 p.m. Sat. June 9: 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
What SE Quad Band Concert SE Quad Orchestra Concert Snow Make-Up Day Spring Fling Week starts U-Turn Movie Night Spring Fling Dance Edmonds Scholar Athlete Banquet End of Year Chior Concert Innovation Senior Project Presentation Snow Make-Up Day MTHS Drama: Arcadia Senior Prom
Where Gym Gym
MTHS HUB MTHS HUB EWHS MTHS Theater
MTHS Theater Inglemoor Country Club
Threat to youthful adventures disappears By Kathryn Goddard HAWKEYE staff
A permit proposed to Washington legislators that threatened all age venues and nightclubs was shot down in February. The liquor permit was being pushed that included a provision banning youths under 21 from attending music venues where they served alcohol. This means that establishments that served alcohol, regardless of separate bars, could not
allow all age shows in their venue or nightclub. This would have greatly damaged Seattle’s music scene. The Density Work Group along with the Washington State Liquor Control Board came up with the proposal draft of the permit. The Seattle Nightlife and Music Association (Seattle NMA) is an organization that is devoted to educating leaders and the media on issues that Seattle’s music and nightlife face. The organization is made up of many people who are involved with Seattle’s activities.
The Seattle NMA are advocates for all age venues and met with the Density Work Group to try to change the permit. Through protests, public involvement, and multiple meetings, the ordinance was amended to state that minors can attend shows in venues with alcohol, but should not be allowed in areas where alcohol is being served. This goes along with most current Seattle ordinances. The Seattle NMA has diligently worked on this issue, along with others, and now that it is
resolved is currently fighting others concerning Seattle’s thriving businesses. They rely on word of mouth, the Internet, the media, and passionate people to get their messages across. Right now they are working on fighting the regulations for music venues and bars that Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is imposing. These regulations are being discussed by the city council, and a vote will take place on June 7.
Language program cuts cancelled By Michael Pascual and Sharon McClintock HAWKEYE staff
The administration has decided that French will continue to be taught at MTHS but all language programs will be experiencing some form of trimming. As rumored throughout the school, the administrators were considering cutting the French classes. Students reacted by signing petitions and dressing up in “Revolution” shirts to show their support for the class. Only Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL) would have been offered at the school if French had been cut. This would have limited students’ ability to meet the foreign language requirements set by colleges. Additionally, some students are willing to transfer to other schools in order to take desired classes. If students left Terrace to take French at another school, the registration would decrease and with it funding. In the end, the administration realized how valuable all the language programs are. Heidi Monrad, one of the two MTHS French teachers, said, “I’m thrilled that (so) much support was given from students and faculty to keep the language program alive at Terrace. Options are retained and these victories open many doors to students.”
Terrace earns third Press Freedom Award By Maria DeMiero HAWKEYE staff
MTHS has been named a recipient of the First Amendment Press Freedom Award for the third time overall, and the second year running. John Bowen, chair of the Journalism Education Association’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission, said that each of the awarded schools stood out because there “was a thorough and complete dedication to the concepts that students learn best by making decisions, and that administrators not only accept that but encourage it.” The award is given to high schools that follow and preserve First Amendment press
rights. After a complex selection process just five high schools nation-wide received the award this year. HawkTV Producer Brittany Hill said she “[felt] bad other schools don’t have more privileges like we do.” The award was accepted by the HawkTV adviser Angelo Comeaux and producer Hill, Hawkeye adviser Vince DeMiero and Executive Editor Leah Pope at the spring Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention in Denver on April 12. The award, and last year’s, is now being displayed in the main office.
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How-to: Contact your legislators Compiled by Christina Montilla Photo Manager
Upset by the budget cuts and changes? Write to your legislators… What? The legislature is the bill-drafting, law-making body of the state. In Washington, there are 49 districts with 98 members in the House of Representatives and 49 in the Senate. Who? Mountlake Terrace and Brier reside in the 1st District and are represented by Democratic senator Rosemary McAuliffe
and Democratic representatives Al O’Brien and Mark Ericks. Lynnwood is part of the 21st district, which is represented by Democrats Mary Helen Roberts and Brian Sullivan, and senator Paull Shin. When? The state legislature meets from January through April, and although it is May student correspondence is needed. The term for each representative is two years. Where? Town Hall meetings are usually held around February. The purpose is for citizens of the community to
voice their concerns to their representative. Together they may brainstorm ways to get the valid ideas legislated. The House of Representatives and Senate reside in Olympia. It doesn’t matter how old you are, simply get your voice heard before it is too late. How? The best way to contact your represenative or senator is by e-mail. You can find those addresses below. If you’re not sure what district you live in, go to www.access.wa.gov – the state’s Web site.
To Contact Your Legislator 1st District (Mountlake Terrace & Brier)
21st District (Lynnwood)
Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe
Legislative Office 403 Legislative Building P.O. Box 40401 Olympia, WA 98504 Olympia office: 428 John L. O’Brien Bldg. PO Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504 Olympia office: 332 John L. O’Brien Building PO Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504
Sen. Paull Shin
Legislative Office 405 Legislative Building P.O. Box 40421 Olympia, WA 98504
Rep. Mary Helen Roberts
Olympia office: 341 John L. O’Brien Building PO Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504
Rep. Brian Sullivan
Olympia office: 122H Legislative Bldg. PO Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504
Rep. Al O’Brien
Rep. Mark Ericks
The world in brief An inside look at the many happenings of the world Compiled by Christina Montilla Photo Manager
The Ottoman Turks killed close to a million Armenians in World War I and now the grieving are asking the Turkish government for acknowledgement of this fact. Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sent a letter to Congress warning of the possible repercussions of the Armenian Bill. The United State’s vital interests in Iraq would be threatened and TurkishU.S. relations strained. Also some are concerned that if recognized Turkish Armenians will want land in retribution, as happened after World War II with European Jews.
The work of the 1994 Rwanda genocide tribunal is expected to wrap up in 2008, but may be delayed because Felicien Kabuga, a financier of the Rwandan militant groups, has yet to be found. He is thought to be in Kenya, and the U.S. has placed a $5 million bounty on his head. Some 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in the genocide.
On March 14 in Nandigram, 14 innocent villagers were killed, and 70 were injured in what is to be investigated as possible premeditated police assault. Though not declared genocide, the violence is being questioned by the High Court of the West Bengal government.
Twenty students at University of Connecticut participated in “die-in for Darfur” where they laid out on a street holding signs that stated the death toll. Although not recognized as genocide by the U.N., the numbers of deaths estimate in a range from modest 9,000, as stated by the Sudanese government, to over 400,000. According to www.savedarfur.org, the Sudanese military and rebel groups will hold a 60-day cease-fire in order to negotiate a clear method and resolution towards peace.
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HAWKEYE STAFF EDITORIAL
A bill goes up to that legislative playground in the sky…
ouse Bill 1307, the student press rights bill, effectively died in the state senate last month. While under review by a senate judiciary committee, the bill was amended to remove high school publications from, which essentially stripped the bill’s power, as college journalism freedoms are rarely infringed upon. Subsequently, the bill was was never brought to the senate floor for a vote. The Hawkeye has followed the path of HB 1307 for quite some time now, feeling that it was important for other schools to be able to enjoy the same freedoms enjoyed here at MTHS. The bill’s death is a blow to the rights of the students of this state. The irrational fear of change on the part of opponents of this bill is saddening, as it hampers the ability of today’s youth to fully explore their freedoms, understand the balance of power and responsibility, and grow into the journalists of tomorrow. Even if you are not a journalism student, securing the rights of citizens should be just as important to you. If we are not able to explore and participate in democracy by actually using the rights and freedoms that each citizen should have, how can we really learn about them? When does a person qualify for complete access to their rights, and how can they be expected to understand them if they are simply told they have them, but are actually restricted in their use? HB 1307 may be dead for now, but freedom of speech is important to the future of American society and can’t be neglected, during school years or beyond. The notion of providing a learning environment in which students are fully exposed to the power and responsibility of their actions, without being screened by an administrator living in fear of a lawsuit is an ideal worth pursuing.
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The bane upon Advanced Placement I
t was a cold day in Denver when my cell phone rang. My friend on the line reported to me that our math class for next year, AP Statistics, had been cut along with two other AP classes. I was in shock. Sadly, it appeared that I was right in my last editorial, AP classes were being killed off. I was upset and felt terrible for all the students who had to turn in at least two signed papers and attend a meeting just to get nothing in return. Without AP Statistics and AP Calculus, Jacob Tupper there are not any math classes left to take HAWKEYE staff at the high school for students who took Algebra Two their freshman year. This forces students either to not have math, go to the community college for Running Start, or take
classes online. All three options are unfair. Students should be able to take math every year of their high school career. Running Start costs money, requires students to have transportation between the community college and high school everyday, and students who are in Running Start cannot hold an ASB position. Online classes cost money plus they require students to have an internet connection. AP Statistics was eventually brought back, so there is an available math class, but who says that it won’t be cut next year? If three AP classes were so easily cut this year, who says another three won’t be cut the next year and the year after that or until they are all gone? While it isn’t as easy as it used to be, go through the motions and sign up for AP classes; show the school that there is a desire to take them and that we need them at MTHS.
Budget issues are a district problem I
t is a frustrating situation that we, the students of MTHS, have been put in. We were never informed as a whole that classes might be cut until they were cut, and now students have been forced to take action such as talking over the intercom or creating Christina Montilla shirts to show their and Jacob Tupper HAWKEYE staff support for cut classes. If the district or our school had let us know that classes needed to be cut, or even that there were budget problems or anything that directly affected us, students could have
shown their support for what classes needed to be preserved. This way, the district would not have wasted time cutting things like AP Stats and the French department, only to reinstate them later. It is unfair to students to be led to sign up for classes that will be cut anyways and leave them with a hole in their schedule. This not only causes a headache for the counselors and students, but much larger class sizes for everyone else. Wasn’t this exactly what small schools were supposed to warrant against? Well, with the concept of SLC’s gathering a thick layer of dust, students again are at the mercy of adults who have chosen what is right for them. Apparently, AP’s do not hold measure. After having to navigate the austere
labyrinth of the ESD administration to find some answers to the budget crisis that is having every underclassmen running for the hills, finally some answers were found. Unfortunately, in a school whose outstanding administration must vouch for the lackadaisical efforts of the district administration, confusion is commonplace. Someone once said, “You can take my life, but you can’t take my freedom.” The students of MTHS may be bitten down hard with restrictions and kept in even thicker fog about it, but as the valiant efforts of the anonymous intercom informer and the French students have proven, we will not let these luxuries, opportunities, and educational benefits be taken away without a fight.
The HAWKEYE staff editorial represents the views of the Executive Council Ji Mun/Photographics Editor
STAFF Executive Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leah Pope General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanna Chu Photo Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Montilla Photo/graphics Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ji Mun Sports Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jordan Gisler Opinion Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kendra O’Halloran Editorial Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Hume News Editor ....................................................................Sharon McClintock Technology Editor ............................................................... Corina Cheever A&E Editor ....................................................................................... Colin Diltz Health Editor ......................................................................Katherine Waldo Feature Editor .............................................................................Quynh Dinh
Writers ...................................................................... Jon Apel, Joslyn Ching, Maria DeMiero, Heidi Gunderson Olivia Harrington, Amanda Lockleer, Michael Pascual, Cassie Soriano, Jacob Tupper, Rostik Vaynshteyn, David Whalen Photographers.. ........ Alan Adzhiyev, Kathryn Goddard, Jamie Postle Adviser .............................................................................Vincent F. DeMiero FANs Coordinator.........................................................................Janet Pope Guardiano Molto Grande .......................................Jim “Animal” Pecotte Mamma Meraviglioso......................................................Lynda McDougal Printing............................................................................... Pacific Publishing Member .................................................................... MTHS ASB, JEA/WJEA, NSPA, Student Press Law Center NOTE: Names in bold indicate voting members of the Executive Council
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“The budget cuts at this school are completely outrageous. I ﬁnd it hard to believe that they are going to cut our budgets. Who wants to be in classes with 10 times as many people? Who wants to see our teachers go? No one! I don’t like this one bit.”
~ Alex Ramsey junior
“I ﬁnd that it is completely ridiculous because the money is being taken out for small schools and our administrators don’t want to unite the schools and stop small schools because they have already put seven years of work into it.” ~ Anthony Anduiza senior
~ Shadee Semana sophomore
“I think it’s unfortunate that legislators don’t provide enough funding for students to have small class sizes.”
“I’m okay with it.” ~ Tedi Young freshman
~ Adam Welman Renaissance teacher
THE PRINCIPAL’S CORNER
Cuts in the budget
y now I am certain that most of you are aware of the changes that have taken place for next school year as a result of the budget cuts we have had to make. I wanted to explain to what has led up to these cuts and what you will notice next year. The simplest explanation I can give you for the need to make Greg Schwab these cuts is that our Principal school district needed to stop spending out of its Savings Account. Each school district in the state has money in what is called a Reserve Account – in essence a savings account where the money not spent each year gets stored. Edmonds has for the past few years been using its Savings Account to pay for additional programs and teachers – things to support students in the District. This year the decision was made to stop spending out of our Reserve Account because we needed to maintain a minimum balance in the account. Not changing our spending would have resulted in the District going below this minimum balance. In addition, we are in a new budget year for the state of Washington. Since we receive a huge amount of our funding from the state, we were not sure what this amount would be for the next school year. Because of this uncertainty, the District came up with an estimated level of funding and based next year’s budget on that estimate. These two factors combined to create a situation where all schools in the District had to make significant budget cuts for the upcoming school year. What will be different about next year? One thing you will notice next year is that classes will
Q: How do you feel about the budget cuts?
“I ﬁnd it ridiculous on all levels. First off, if our U.S. government can’t afford to educate all our students we are no better than any other country. Second, if our state can’t work it out, we don’t deserve to be a state. Third, if our district leaders can’t control our money well then they shouldn’t be our leaders.”
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be larger. We were able to make up the biggest portion our budget cut by simply increasing class sizes for next year. In addition, we made some decisions not to fill teaching positions that we knew would be open next year. We absorbed these positions using existing teachers. Probably the most significant change for next year is related to our small schools. We will maintain our five small schools for next year, but we have made all classes at the 11th and 12th grades Super Terrace classes. For example, English, social studies, science and math – classes that had previously been housed in small schools for 11th and 12th graders – will now be open to all students, regardless of small school. This change has allowed us to save a significant amount of our budget and has allowed us to keep some elective programs that had originally been considered for reduction. There will still be reductions, but those reductions are relatively minor. Why wasn’t student input considered when making these cuts? Quite frankly, there was not time to gather input from students and parents. We had one month to complete this process and that left us no time to gather input from those who would be affected by these cuts. We simply had to do the best we could given our short timeline. I appreciate the patience of all of you as we worked through this process. I can safely say that we have completed it and our cuts for next year are relatively minor. If you have any questions about the cuts or classes for next school year, I encourage you to stop by and see me. I am happy to answer your questions. The HAWKEYE provides school officials this column each issue as a part of our mission as an open, public forum
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hat’s up Terrace? This is Lennon Ward your Public Relations officer. I hope all is well and everyone is having a good time. Spring break provided a much needed relaxation period for me and it proved to be a good new start. I hope it’s the same for the rest of you. A couple of reminders: Spring Fling is coming up, so be ready to hit that up and have a good time. Graduation is right around the corner, so take the time and congratulate the seniors you know and wish them luck – they deserve it. Remember summer is coming up pretty soon, I Lennon Ward know things can get hectic as the weather starts ASB Public looking nicer and the school work gets harder. Just Relations Officer make sure to keep on top of things and stay focused. Take it easy Terrace and remember to stay cool. The HAWKEYE provides ASB officers this column each issue as a part of our mission as an open, public forum
A multitude of international culture right here at MTHS • 10
HAWKEYE 8 MAY 2007
IS THIS NORMAL?!
MEET MS. NELSON right, and seem to handle everyday problems with our usual
finesse. We’re grumpy or want to be left alone, and we can’t seem to take care of our responsibilities. But, usually within a few weeks, we start to realize that everything will be okay, we feel better and begin to take care of ourselves. A perfect example of short term depression is senioritis, and many of you seniors are suffering right now. Lack of energy, the desire to run to the beach instead of attending Contemporary Living, and just not caring at all about anything is the regular mode for seniors in the spring. Soon enough, Senior Projects will loom, deadlines for classes, nagging teachers, and freaking parents will jar them into action (some of you with alarming consequences, but that’s all part of the fun of senior year). Eventually, seniors get jolted into reality and you realize that life isn’t that bad and you step up to the graduation plate. In essence, they decide to get their butt in gear. Now long term depression, often called clinical depression, is a different situation altogether. According to popular medical information, one out of four people will suffer from clinical depression at least once in their lifetime. Clinical depression is usually caused by a combination of things: genetics, long term stress, major trauma or a chemical deficiency. The sufferer isn’t able to take care of themselves well; they can’t find a “way out” of the pain. Treatments include therapy, counseling, medication, nutrition and exercise programs. Which leads us to another part of your question: are anorexia and bulimia related to depression? Yes, they can be. Let me explain a couple things. Anorexia is a disease in which a person, usually young women, feel fat and c
Hey wondering: Way to be totally rude. In fact, I bet that if you made a comment like that in public you’d be taken out back behind the dumpster and beaten within an inch of your life. HA! I’m sure glad that you asked this question anonymously because a little education might help you out. Actually, people regularly make jokey comments about depression and mental health. I’ve made fun of mental health stuff, too, usually in the form of making fun of myself. If you’ve been in my class, you’ve probably heard me say something like, “Everyone is a little bit crazy in their own way!” Delivery aside, your question is really complex and I’ll answer it in sections. First of all, depression is a common, complex and painful state of being. Common? Yes, that’s right. There are two kinds of depression, short term and long term, or clinical depression. Most people will suffer from short term depression due to various events in their lives. We all get stressed out, suffer from death and loss, and have major events that stop us in our tracks. Short term depression usually lasts only a couple weeks to a couple months. During that time we might not sleep well, eat
starve themselves towards unhealthy body weight. Bulimia is a disease in which a person eats huge amounts of food, and then purges, or throws up the food while it is still in the stomach. It is commonly thought that anorexia and bulimia is caused by a dysfunctional or warped body image. Contributors to our body image include: our parents or family’s treatment of our bodies, how people view us, the fashion world, media and magazines, videos and movies, romantic situations, abusive behavior, body chemistry, drug and alcohol use, mental health issues, health issues, etc. Oh, the list goes on... Basically, we see our bodies through a lens that is controlled by all kinds of factors, and rarely do we see it as beautiful. Even the most beautiful woman you know would be able to quickly identify areas of their body which is less that perfect rather than focus on their beauty. Women get depressed about the constant barrage of images of perfection and the expectation to be perfect. Another part of your question is about cutting. This is the process of cutting a series of small cuts on the body with the intention of escaping from the pain of life. Usually, the cuts are small, there are several of them and in a location which can be easily covered or exposed as necessary. Here is my caution: Cutting, bulimia, anorexia, and clinical depression are very serious situations and should not be treated casually. If you know someone who you suspect is suffering in one of these ways, you should get help immediately. You can not be a hero by rescuing them yourself. These are complex problems that require professional help. Please, do your friend a loving favor by asking for help from someone you trust, your parents, a teacher, call a help line, your youth leader, anyone who can help your friend get the assistance they need and deserve. I’m grateful that you asked this question, thanks for taking the risk to do so. While this column might not have been my usual crazy stuff, it is important info. Life has to have its balance. Humorous and serious. Sadness and happiness. All I know is this: I love you guys!
Kimberly Nelson ITN?! Columnist
ITN?! Columnist Kimberly Nelson is here to answer all health-related questions you might be afraid to ask, or to address questions she just feels like she really needs to answer. Credentials? Yep. She’s got ’em. Not only is she an MTHS health educator, she has a masters degree in Theology and Counseling. So, submit your questions to the Hawkeye, Ms. Nelson or Katherine Waldo in room 130. Letter writers may choose to remain anonymous for ITN?! Questions.
8 · HEALTH
8 MAY 2007
Meet Mia Ana
8 MAY 2007
HEALTH · 9
“The biggest lie is coming from the U.S. Government and it is called the food pyramid.”
~”Shapeshifter” creator of Ana’s Underground Grotto Web site
Thinly veiled desire for perfection By Katherine Waldo Health Editor/Web Designer
The pressure to be super model thin is overwhelming. Girls today are surrounded by the picture perfect models, actresses, singers, etc. Most know that celebrity bodies are formed by surgery and very expensive personal trainers, but not everyone can afford these amenities. Teens today resort to new and deadly ways to try to be “perfect.” Anorexia Nervosa is a major eating disorder many girls don’t resort to on purpose. It usually starts as a harmless diet and just goes down the mind-altering path from there. People who are anorexic have an innate fear of becoming fat, and in their mind they are fat no matter how much they weigh. Once on the road of anorexia the diets can get more deadly. People who are anorexic, generally girls, refer to themselves as an “Ana” group. Ana is short for anorexia. Many are part of Pro-Ana groups. They think there is nothing wrong and that being anorexic is a lifestyle choice. It really is not. This disorder really affects a person’s mental state. If a girl is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds she will still believe that she is indeed fat and will continue to try and lose weight. Why? Because anorexia is almost like a phobia. Anorexics really are scared of being fat. They fear it so much that to some the diets they go on almost kill them and for the unlucky it actually does. One diet, which is rising to popularity in the anorexic nation, is the 2-4-6-8 diet (not two-thousand four-hundred and sixty-eight) but two-four-six-eight. Most people know that 2000 calories a day is recommended and is considered normal. With the 2-4-6-8 diet you never even get to have 1000 calories a day. It starts off with one day eating 200 calories of food the next day 400 the next day 600 and the next day 800 and then it begins all over again with 200. It is said to trick the metabolism, but there is no proof. Having only 200, 400, 600, or 800 calories a day is considered to be starving. Anorexia affects the whole body not just the image. Hair thins and becomes very brittle, low blood pressure, slowed heart rate (bachycardia), anemia, kidney stones, kidney failure, stop in menstruation, fine hair growing all over the body, easily bruised, yellow skin, and brittle nails just to name a few. The reason that anorexics grow fine hair is because most people usually have some fat to insulate their body temperature, but anorexics are lacking that so the body reacts to try to stay warm. Some anorexics believe in their lifestyle so much they dismiss fact and start making up their own facts, which are not factual at all. How? By making their own food pyramid. “Shapeshifter”, the creator of the Web site Ana’s Underground Grotto (who remains anonymous because she does not want hate mail) said, “The biggest lie is coming from the U.S. Government and it is called the food pyramid.” According to her, food in general is at the top and is to be used sparingly whereas cigarettes, diet pills, soda, coffee, and water fill out the rest of the pyramid. Anorexia is a very deadly, manipulative, and mind disturbing disorder. Never should anyone resort to this as a weight loss method.
Binging and purging – key signs of a disorder By Heidi Gunderson
To treat bulimia, immediate intervention is key. If someone you know has bulimia, confront them about their illness. Share your concern. Bulimia, or Mia as it is commonly referred Encouragement, caring, persistence, and inforto, is an eating disorder defined by overeating mation about eating disorders may be needed to and vomiting, often referred to as “binging and convince the person to get help, stick with their purging.” treatment, or to try again. Some signs that someone may be bulimic are Since bulimia is so complex, there are several overeating, vomiting, excess use of laxatives, and different types of treatments, which need to be an overachiever attitude, for example, excessive done by a team of professionals who specialize in exercising. Dental exams may also show eroded eating disorders. There is in-patient/residential or pitted teeth because of the exposure to stom- care for those patients who require special mediach acid. Though these are cal attention, or who don’t valid signs to keep an eye have access to out-patient. “Since bulimia is so out for, “binging and purgThere is also out-patient ing” is often done in secret, complex, there are care for those patients and the individuals sufferseveral different types who can remain in their ing from bulimia will deny home during treatment of treatments.” they have a problem. without serious health An episode of binging is risks. Although outpatient where a person eats a much larger amount then is enough for people to overcome their bulimia, the normal person does, usually “comfort foods,” some may require hospitalization. Extreme purgsuch as sweet foods, and those high in calories. ing puts a lot of strain on the body’s organs and The normal binge consists of between 1500 and drugs such as laxatives can be toxic when over3000 calories or more. Binging is not based off used. Conditions for hospitalization are heart one’s hunger, but that of depression, stress, or a abnormalities, metabolic imbalances, substance self esteem issue. During the episode, the person abuse, clinical depression or risk of suicide. experiences a loss of control and immediately After treatment is complete, bulimia recovery a feeling of calmness, and finally self-loathing. is ongoing. Many individuals benefit from parThis method becomes a habit and is repeated. ticipating in self help groups. There are health risks to being bulimic. One Bulimia is an eating disorder that can be hidcan develop ruptures of the stomach and esopha- den from the world. If you know someone who gus, dehydration, irregular heartbeat, which can may be bulimic, don’t wait, get that person lead to heart attack, and also a greater risk for help. suicidal behavior.
Photos by Christina Montilla/Photo Manager Photo editing by Ji Mun/Photo/Graphcs Editor
The photo illustration above left represents how people with anorexia see themselves. Even though the girl is really thin she would look at herself in a mirror and only see fat. To the right is a photo illustration of a person with bulimia. After eating – whether it was binging or not – they may go to the bathroom and purge it all up.
SIGNS • SYMPTOMS • WHERE AND HOW TO GET HELP
Anorexia • Dramatic weight loss • Basing self-worth on body weight • Making meals for others but not eating • Frequently skipping meals with excuses • Wearing baggy clothes to hide thinness • Constantly looking in mirrors for flaws • Eating foods with low fat and calories/ only few • Frequently weighing self • Always counting calories • Hair loss. Pale or “grey” appearance to the skin • Low self-esteem. • Feeling worthless. Often putting themselves down and complaining of being “too stupid” or “too fat” and saying they don’t matter. Need for acceptance and approval from others.
Bulimia • Odd eating behaviors • The time period of eating and after eating kept secret • Eating large portions of food with no change in body image • Excessive exercising • Poor body image • Discolored finger joints or back of hands • Calloused finger joints or back of hands • Stomach Pain • Intestinal irregularities • Irregular menstrual cycle or no menstrual cycle at all • Discolored teeth • Also some outer hand damage from putting the hand down the throat to induce vomiting
• Constipation • Diarrhea • Feeling that during the time of binging one cannot control eating.
Where to get help
• Find someone who will listen and not judge you. • If you can’t call a hot line. Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 1847-831-3438 • Join a Support Group. Eating Disorder Northwest Support Group meets and Seattle’s Children’s Hospital two times a month. • Talk to your doctor. If you don’t feel comfortable doing that try Nutrition Works Consulting or Seattle Performance Medicine.
• Educate yourself on eating disorders. • Be a great listener by letting them do the talking and not interrupting them. While you do keep in mind that they didn’t choose to do this to themselves and you can’t force them to stop. • Encourage them by not acting disapproving. • Encourage them to find support and start recovering. • Don’t talk about food and weight around the person. • Don’t say things connected to guilt. For example “Why won’t you just eat?” or “Look at what you’re doing to your family and friends.” • Join a support group. Seattle Friends and Family Support Group meets Mondays 78:30 at University Presbyterian Church
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HAWKEYE 8 MAY 2007
ELL classes enrich Terrace learning environment By Joanna Chu and Quynh Dinh HAWKEYE staff
Some of us would frown at the thought of taking another year of foreign language or going to another country for a exchange program, but for some, learning a foreign language is vital to their success in the future. Just ask the 100-some students currently enrolled in the English Language Learners (ELL) program at MTHS. Previously called the English as a Second Language, the ELL program is dedicated to teaching new speakers the skills to understand their schoolwork. It started at the old Edmonds Woodway High School and serves 1200 families and is funded by the federal government and the state. Over the course of two weeks, we observed the ELL class to see as much as possible of what they normally do. Upon seeing Betsy Zeifman’s third period history class for the first time, we immediately noticed that it was like no other class we have had before at MTHS. With students of all nationalities representing nearly every continent in the world, the ELL classes are the most diverse at MTHS. Students here range from beginning to advanced levels of English. “For me, it is an honor to teach them,” Zeifman said, “their different experiences and backgrounds add richness and energy to the classroom. They bring a
years ago. Her father stayed behind to look fresh perspective to everything we study.” Never before have we been in a class where after his business. Her future plans are like many students at so many languages are spoken at once. It was MTHS, “I am going to a university after high an astonishing, yet rewarding experience. The students have so much dedication to school,” she wrote. “I want to be a bank manwhat they are learning. They try so hard to ager when I grow up.” Those who have ‘graduated’ from the ELL learn the language and have fun at the same class are able to take classes outside the protime. On our first day, curious eyes followed us as gram with some sort of monitoring from we took our seats at the back of the classroom. their previous instructors. Mainstreamed stuThe WASL was that week and the class was dents must pass the Washington Language Proficiency Test (WLPT) or the WASL in order not full. Georgina Nkrumah, a 17-year-old student to take regular core classes such as English and from Ghana, smiled at us as we walked past history. Counselor Julie Petterson said that she tries her and said “hello.” We would later learn that she has been in the United States for just six to put ELL students in classes that do not months. Her father decided to bring the family require much language proficiency such as art or physical over after he came to education. the U.S. for school. She “For me, it is an honor to Zeifman has noted that there are been teaching many work opportuniteach them. Their different ELL students ties in the U.S., a plus experiences and backgrounds for more than side to being here. add richness and energy to 20 years. On our second the classroom.” “I never forget day of observation, a kid’s first day,” we visited Michelle she commentZeichick-Tessier’s Read ~Betsy Zeifman ed, “and when 180 class. Again, the MTHS ELL teacher they graduate, students there immeit is such an diately made us feel achievement.” welcomed. This year, the program will graduate 15 One of the first students who made an impression on us was Thao Hoang, a 16-year- seniors, which is a surprise for Zeifman, who old student from Vietnam, with her spunky said, “I don’t think we’ve ever graduated that personality. In a later interview, she expressed many.” Even though there are quite a few seniors in her motivation, “My parents wanted me to have better the program, very few go to a four year unieducation, so they brought versity. Zeifman stated, “Most of them go to me to the U.S. to study community college after high school.” She also shared that approximately three to four and learn English.” students go to a university a year, Hoang and her but they are usually students mother came who have been out of the ELL to the U.S. program for quite a while. two For graduates who want to continue the program in college, they can also enroll in ELL classes at community colleges. Language may
not be the reason why most students go to community colleges. Financial issues also play a large role as well. In addition to the regular ELL classes during school, many ELL parents are becoming more involved in the program. Of course, they cannot go to the same classes as their children, so they go to night classes. Zeifman, Tessier and another teacher from Lynnwood H.S. also teach the parents at night school. It was open to the entire district. The program, called the ELL Parent Night Class is funded by a grant from the public education funds, which includes two eight week sessions that meets two times a week. This program ended at the end of March. Since many of the parents are busy raising money for their children, they do not have the chance to learn English. This program gives an opportunity for the hard-working parents to learn English and to network with other ELL parents, as well. Zeifman said that some Mexican kids do not come here with their parents. They have to work hard to help their family. Some students are sending money to their families. Zeifman said, “I think it makes everything harder. You just do not have family support. I think it has a huge impact on them.” ELL students face many obstacles, whether it is school, family, friends, or work. However, the ELL program at MTHS creates a friendly environment. Every year, the class presents a cultural show with a delicious dinner that shows off each student’s culture. The class also takes frequent field trips. This year, they plan to go to the International Children’s festival at Seattle Center on May 18. They also have their own yearbook, especially designed for them. At the end of the year, they have an awards night that presents awards to the ELL students.
By Quynh Dinh Feature Editor
The Lazo Brothers
Carlos Manuel and Carlos Rafael Lazo were typical teenagers in Cuba when their father, Carlos Lazo Sr., decided to challenge the Cuban government’s strict policies against Cuban visitation to bring them to the United States. Carlos Sr. is what you would call a “balsero,” or a Cuban raf-
8 MAY 2007
FEATURE · 11
Discrimination does nothing but hurt beneficial program HAWKEYE staff
It is hard enough to come to another country and have to learn a new language, not alone taking a standardized test in it. With the new ANALYSIS requirement to pass the WASL, it is now even harder for ELL students to graduate high school. In a test where naturally born citizens cannot even pass, how can one expect someone who has just been in this country for a few years or even several months to pass the WASL? In 2005, 28 percent of ELL students passed the reading WASL, while just 12 percent passed the math. A couple of weeks ago, MTHS students completed two full weeks of WASL testing. Many of them, exhausted, are glad that it is over. As obvious as it seems, some of them will not pass, but having a language barrier is most likely not the reason why. However, for an ELL student, this is probably where most of them stumble. Take the math section, for example, which is supposed to test students’ math skills andhow well they describe the method they used to solve a problem. Most ELL students are excellent in math. Some of them do not even need a calculator to do every operation. However, most of the math WASL contains word problems. They ask questions such as, “Which method or formula did you use to solve this problem?” Many ELL students do not understand these types of questions, especially the terms they often use in the questions. There was a math problem that had to do with apples. A particular student had the skills to solve the problem, but because he did not
k a spe ter. He was caught by the Cuban government in his first attempt to escape to the United States and was put in prison for a year.
understand what the word “harvest” meant, he could not explain himself. “The writing and reading sections were not hard for me. However, the math and science sections of the WASL were a little bit hard because there were some sentences that I didn’t understand and it confused me,” 16year-old Thao Hoang said. While it is understandable that the WASL cannot allow students to use a dictionary, how fair is it to a certain student who does not understand a word in the problem? Imagine taking a test taking a test in a foreign language to pass high school. How many would be able to pass? The WASL does not measure the extent of the students’ capability. Some highly intelligent students do not pass at least one section of the WASL. How are ELL students supposed to pass all the sections in a foreign language? It is ridiculous to expect a good outcome when the state continually raises the bar, instead of stopping and helping the struggling students. The writing section has been the most difficult segment for the ELL students. This year’s writing prompt was, “How does fashion reflect society?” Though this sounds like a simple question, it is culturally biased. To answer this question, one would expect students to understand today’s American fashions. If a student has just been in the United States for a short period of time, how would he or she know what is ‘in’ or ‘out’ in our society, let alone what our society is like?
One student in ELL had such difficulty answering this question that she said she left the answer blank. Even a dictionary would not help a great amount in answering that question explicitly. Betsy Zeifman, an ELL teacher at MTHS, said, “Many of the students have not been here very long. If they’re not familiar with the prompt, they can’t respond to it.” Zeifman teaches the beginners’ class at MTHS. The other ELL teacher is Michelle Zeichick-Tessier. She gives WASL preparation to advanced classes that teach certain strategies. Only the advanced students get these preparations, because they have a chance at passing the test. “Even the
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Finally, in 1991 he successfully made it to Miami, Fla., where he remarried, and moved to Seattle six years later. After the Seattle earthquake in 2001, Carlos Sr. decided to join the National Guard. He would spend the next two years in the National Guard before going to Iraq. During those three years, Carlos Sr. maintained contact with his two sons in Cuba. He even visited them several months before he left for Iraq.
advanced were unfamiliar-the reading section was really grueling,” Zeifman stated. Given that most ELL parents struggle speaking English, they do not have an advocacy group that provides support for their children against WASL. Although they may feel the frustration and anger, they cannot express the way they feel due to the language barrier. It is important to speak out against discrimination for these students. Each time a students fail to pass the test, we are taking away a part of their motivation, until eventually, they will give up and drop out. What kind of test inflicts this barrier on one’s future? If Washington state feels it must raise the standard for passing high school, why not do it fairly. Some states, such as Idaho have state-required assessments like the WASL, but they offer translated exams for ELL students. If the Washington had translated tests, it would create more balance into the system.
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I n the war, Carlos Sr. served a year as a medic in Fallujah, one of the most dangerous places in all of Iraq. Then, in a 15-day leave from the military in June 2004, he decided to fly back to Cuba to visit his sons, and in the words of Carlos Manuel, “in case something happens to him.” Ironically, the same day that his charter plane was to take off, President Bush’s new restriction on Cuba was enacted. According to this new policy, Americans could only visit Cuba once every three years. Keep in mind that Carlos Sr. had last visited his sons in 2003, and due to this restriction, he would not be able to see his sons until 2006. Frustrated by this new policy, Carlos Sr. took matters to Congress. “This is a man who risked his life in defense of America, a man who risked his life to reach America on a raft, a man who wants only to see and hug his children, a man in uniform defending America even as America denies his freedoms,” said Washington Congressman Jim
McDermott, who called this bill the “Carlos Lazo Amendment.” Carlos Sr. was finally granted permission to see his sons. This time, it was no longer an ordeal to go to Cuba because his sons were able to come to the United States. His dream came true on Oct. 21, 2005 when the three of them were able to reunite for the first time since 2003. Today Carlos Manuel and Carlos Rafael attend MTHS. The two, now 18 and 20, are trying to get their transcripts from Cuba so they can graduate from high school. The family’s story inspired the 46-minute documentary, “Those I Left Behind” written and directed by Lisandro Perez-Rey. The film was shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival earlier this year.
All pictures are taken and edited by Ji Mun/Photograhics editor
By Joanna Chu and Quynh Dinh
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Two guys and a bag of popcorn: 300
By Colin Diltz
By Jon Apel
An epic tale condensed into a gory, non-stop action movie is always good. The basic plot is a group of Spartans is fighting for their lives against the Persians. The Persians have a giant army and the Spartans only have 300 warriors to fend off the thousands of people that the Persians have. This movie does a good job at showing the fights where the odds are against the Spartans, but they still prevail. Besides the fighting the elements that involve non-violent actions, like talking to the gods, are clear and
allow the watcher to get a better idea of how Spartan life was like. You get a sense of the history of the group of people. The only thing that could have been better is if the ending was better thought out, it looked like it was being rushed so that the movie could end. The main characters had already died, so the main part of the story was over, but the final battle between the rest of Sparta and Persia should have been played out more.
Reggae brings in some soul By Colin Diltz A&E Editor
When soul and reggae are fused together the end result is a funky sensation that makes the crowd dance all night long. This is what happened on April 15 at the Showbox in Seattle, when Toots and the Maytals took the stage and performed through the night. They brought the sounds of Jamaica to the Showbox with all it’s glory and its truly resonated in the venue, allowing the people to have a great time. Toots and the Maytals performed their music so well, that many times during their set the crowd started to dance along with them. Toots is the lead singer in the band and when he sang he sometimes got worked up and did a little dance, which may very well challenge James Brown. Even though Toot’s voice was powerful it did not
drown out the background of piano, guitar, bass guitar, and back up vocals. When they played their most popular song “Reggae Got Soul,” the wooden floors of the venue were literally buckling from all the dancing. This was the highlight of the evening, because everyone in the crowd knew the words to the song and essentially sang along, while dancing. On their newest CD Toots and the Maytals have popular artists, such as Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt play along with them. At this performance though the band didn’t have the same people, instead Toot’s daughter sang as one of the back up singers. His daughter sang the female lead part in songs such as “True Love Is Hard To Find.” Although not being able to sing as well as Bonnie Raitt, her performance in this piece was quite satisfactory. With the well mixed sections the band performed a really entertaining show.
International film festival gives a taste of movies everywhere By Kathryn Goddard HAWKEYE staff
One of Seattle’s largest events, the Seattle International Film Festival, is coming this spring. The film festival starts on May 24, and ends June 17. Venues include theaters throughout the area. There will be a preview of the film festival Thursday, May 10, in which lineups of the films will be announced. This will also include other information about tickets, passes, the schedule of the festival, venues, events, merchandise, programs, viewing of film trailers, and much more. The preview takes place 7 p.m. at Lincoln Square. Some speakers at the preview include the Artistic Director, Director of Membership, and the Managing Director of the festival. The Seattle International Film Festival has become popular over the years. It is known as one of the top film festivals in North America, and is world renown. In its 33rd year, it is one of the world’s most attended festivals. More than 400 films from 60 countries continue to annually draw upwards of 160,000 people in from around the globe. On May 30 at the Egyptian Theatre as a part of the festival, actor Sir Anthony Hopkins will be
honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his wide range of acting, writing, and directing experiences. There will also be two showings of his latest film, Slipstream. Special showings of Slipstream include May 30, following Anthony Hopkins’ Tribute, and another viewing the previous day at the Seattle International Film Festival’s Cinema at McCaw Hall in Seattle. Another addition to the film festival is the introduction of Planet Cinema. Planet Cinema is a series of films on the environment. With many short films, documentaries, and feature films from up and coming filmmakers and veterans alike, the Seattle International Film Festival is sure to be a wonderful experience just as it has been for the past 32 years. Avid moviegoers and filmmakers will enjoy this experience to see groundbreaking films in the classic Seattle setting. First time attendees and those who have made this festival a yearly ritual are sure to not be disappointed as the 18-day SIFF entertains all who come.
In the movie, there is a Persian army on the way to take little Greece. The Persians army has 100,000 nations under one man, Xerxes, the one man that everyone calls a god that lives among mortals. Well Xerxes is wanting to control Greece, like all his other nations but he also knew that it would be hard to get them join his reign against the world. But one part of Greece will not bow down to this new wave of evil. It was Sparta.
But Leonidas, king of Sparta, was not ready to bow to this evil from the east. So he took 300 of the best Spartans from Sparta to meet this army. This movie is very, very gory and is loaded with action. I say that if you like any of these or you like some of Frank Millers graphic novels that have been turned into movies, you must see this move as soon as it is out on DVD.
Greatest Of All Time Have an idea for the G.O.A.T.? Send it to MTHS. HAWKEYE@gmail. com
By Patrick Hume Editorial Editor
In the early ’90s, a music group from Washington state shifted the focus of popular rock music from the hair metal and dance pop of the eighties towards grunge and alternative rock. Nirvana was a lightening bolt that gave “Generation X” an anthem in “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and a figurehead in Kurt Cobain, whose early death would insure that Nirvana was forever remembered at its peak. For these reasons, Nirvana will always be one of the best known bands associated with Washington. Other competitors for greatest music
group from Washington State include the other members of Seattle’s “big four” grunge movement, including Alice in Chains (Them Bones), Pearl Jam (Jeremy), and Soundgarden (Black Hole Sun). Mostly overshadowed by Nirvana’s breakout popularity, they were nonetheless nationally successful and critically praised. Before Grunge, The Kingsmen produced “Louie Louie” – one of the most recognizable rock songs ever. The ’70s saw staples of classic rock as Jimi Hendrix (Purple Haze), and Heart (Crazy On You) emerged. Heart is also influential in that most of the bands that would later form the “Big Four” would record their work at Heart’s “Bad Animals” studio. Also successful were the metal bands Queensrÿche (Empire) and Metal Church (Ton of Bricks). Post-Grunge era acts include the Foo Fighters (Best Of You) created by exNirvana drummer Dave Grohl Death Cab for Cutie (I Will Follow You Into The Dark) and Modest Mouse (Float On) have also gained national visibility in the indie rock arena. The most famous Hip-Hop artist from Washington is Sir Mix-A-Lot, whose song “Baby Got Back” is well known for its over the top lyrics.
Iron Hawk cooks up a hit
By Olivia Harrington
Who knew that the cool flavored of mint and the zesty flavor of orange when combined with seared salmon and coos-coos would create such a flavorful dish? It didn’t seem likely that, served with a side of spring salad mixed with candied walnuts and strawberry vinaigrette dishes would win Ben Schuyler and Kelsey Thunderburg first place at Mountlake Terrace’s Cook off, The Iron Hawk. Ben and Kelsey competed in Room 121 on May 13 against five other teams of two, making a total of twelve people competing in the Iron Hawk. The Iron Hawk has been happening every year for the Last four years, and is organized by Kimberly Nelson. This year the Iron Hawk had five judges, Angela Amundson, a retired restaurant owner and a Mountlake Terrace Council woman, Tana braumler, owner of Malby Café, Amanda Lopez, a chef and Mountlake terrace graduate, Kimberly Nelson, An award winning barbeque chef and a caterer, a lastly John Cavlfield, a Mountlake Terrace city manager. Ben and Kelsey received a quality set of frying pans and other kitchen supplies for winning first. When Ben Schuyler was asked if he was going to pursue a career in culinary arts he said, “Going to culinary arts school is something that I would like to do and owning a restaurant is something I could see myself doing, but probably some time in the distant future.” Ben learned most of his cooking skills by experimenting with cooking at home and teaching himself. Though he did take chef classes at school, which taught him the fundamentals of cooking. Some people that inspire Ben are Bobby Flay & Mario Batali, which are both chefs on the television show Iron Chef America. The Iron Hawk was also based on the show. After taking first in The Iron Hawk Ben and Kelsey went on to the district wide cook off, The Iron Edmonds, and also won first. They won themselves a $100 dollar prize given them by one of the judges Tana Baumler who is the owner of the Molby Café.
As the stage illuminates an almost startling hush drapes over the audience as they anticipate what entertainment and mystique will come their way. Although the audience may not notice, a huge part of the magic of theatre is concocted by stagehands (commonly referred to as “techies” at MTHS). One such magic-maker is India Rudder, Innovation senior, who has helped do lights, stage work, and various other odd-jobs for shows at Terrace Theatre like “The Pajama Game,” “See How They Run,” “Twelfth Night,” “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” “Bullshot Crummond,” and “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” Recently this girl behind the magic got involved with the local Edmonds acting troupe, The Driftwood Players, and was awarded with the job of assistant stage manager for the famous show, Oklahoma!. This recognition was an honor for both India and Mountlake Terrace High, so I sat down with her and got the inside scoop on her work with the Driftwood Players.
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A look into the unseen people
Ben Schuyler works the kitchen in this year’s Iron Hawk.
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HAWKEYE: How did you get involved with the Driftwood Players, and what exactly do you do? Rudder: It’s actually very easy to get involved. They’re always looking for people to help build sets and sometimes they need people to work backstage during a show. All you have to do is call them up and say “Hi! I would like to volunteer.” H: What do your duties entail? R: Well, my title there is “volunteer.” I do anything that’s open such as run the light board, usher, or more recently, I was given the
opportunity to be the Assistant Stage Manager for Oklahoma! H: Have you enjoyed your experience? R: Oh yes. I’m meeting so many people and learning so much from them. It’s really been a blessing! H: Do you think this will help you with future goals? R: I’ve really found that I’m getting a lot of work done to put on a resume. I’ve learned independence and what’s what in technical theater. H: Have you had any funny experiences? R: Just socializing with everyone is really funny. It’s great fun just being around everyone. Everyday is funny! H: When, where, and how much are performances for the show? R: The Wade James Theater (Driftwood Players) is located in Edmonds on Main Street. Main Stage and Alternative Stage tickets usually go for about $20. You can visit driftwoodplayers.com for more information. H: Anything else you want to say? R: Once I got involved with the community theater for my senior project, I really enjoyed being a part of something that I love and I continued with it. Thank you to all my family for your support! It is clear that the Mountlake Terrace High School theatre is at the top of the pack, and India is just one of the many products of the school’s Drama Program, so make sure to support both the actors and technical workers and see the upcoming production, Arcadia opening May 31st.
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The baseball team secured a spot in the playoffs • 16
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Paul Allen’s next big thing: FlipStart By Cassie Soriano HAWKEYE staff
Introduced by Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, the Vulcan FlipStart laptop was released in March. FlipStart is produced by Vulcan Inc., a company founded by Allen, and is the newest addition to the PC industry. The mini-PC has a clamshell design like ordinary laptops, which allows flexible adjustability whether on a table, a hand, or mounted on a car dashboard. With
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Apple marks new territory By Corina Cheever
then an Ethernet cable will be required Apple TV will sync with a computer automatically when there is a new download or something Announced in September of 2006, Apple has has been rearranged. Users also have the option just released iTV putting another stake in the of choosing to sync manually. technology industry. Content can be viewed easily with the Apple Apple TV, also known as iTV, was created remote, by easso iTunes users ily navigating could watch between movcontent on a ies, TV shows, wide screen music, podcasts, television photos and iTV instead of gathsettings. Apple ering around TV does not computer. have a television Apple TV tuner so only works in three content from simple steps; the computer download, sync, can be viewed. and watch. Apple TV has a Using iTunes, similar screen users can downnavigation sysload movies, tem as an iPod. Used with permission from http://www.apple.com music, podApple TV concasts, tv shows nects to a wide and music videos. iTV supports up to 50 hours screen by means of a HDMI cable or video and of movies, TV shows, and podcasts. Movies audio cables. These cables are sold separately can either be downloaded off of iTunes or at the price of $19.95 each. home videos exported from iMovie or iDVD. The use of iTV requires a widescreen TV, a Downloaded TV shows can be viewed anytime Mac or PC, iTunes 7.1, Internet connection, and watched commercial free. and HDMI or audio or video cables. The Mac iTV also stores up to 9,000 songs and 25,000 must have Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later and the PC photos. The capability of 9,000 songs will be must have Windows XP Home or Professional. less if music vidoes are downloaded. When iTV is compatible with Higher Definition or navigating through music, it is set up like an Enhanced Definition TVs using 1080i, 720p, iPod and photos are viewed as a slide show or 576p, or 480p resolutions. individuals depending on how the user sets The iTV box is 7.7 inches by 7.7 inches and them up on the Mac or PC. Photos are synced 1.1 inches tall. It weighs 2.4 pounds and is powfrom iPhoto and songs are synced from iTunes ered by 48 watts. It features an Intel Processor Library. and a 40GB hard drive. Apple TV had the ability to sync with up to Apple TV is currently on the market at $299. five computers. iTV is meant to be used wire- The package includes Apple TV, Apple Remote, less, with built-in 802.11 wireless capabilities, power cord and a quick start guide. but if the user does not have a wireless airport
dimensions 5.9” by 4.5” by 1.35-1.6” and a 5.6” diagonal display, it could literally sit in the palm of the user’s hands. The weight of FlipStart depends on the battery the customer buys. For $149.99, a customer can buy the Slimline battery that adds three hours of battery life, making the total weight 1.5 lbs. Customers who plan on using FlipStart for an extended period of time can buy the FlipStart Standard High-Capacity Battery. Weighing 1.75 lbs, it lengthens the battery life for up to six hours, at the cost of $199.99. The actual extension of battery life depends on the use of programs. To save battery life, FlipStart InfoPane, located on the back of the display screen, gives the user quick access to their e-mail, contacts, or calendar without having to open it up. It’s a low-powered alternative outside of the case when FlipStart’s not charging with an AC adaptor. This mini-laptop runs on an ultra-low voltage 1.1 Ghz Intel Pentium M Processor, comes with a full version of Windows XP or Windows Vista, a 30 GB hard-drive, 512 MB of RAM, a built-in speaker, USB 2.0 ports, built-in Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology, AC
adapter, and a backlit QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard includes scroll wheel, left and right mouse buttons, and touch pad. Certain commands have been anticipated to be commonly used, thus having their own keys. This includes FlipStart Zoom, Ctrl-AltDel, and FlipStart Navigator. FlipStart Zoom allows the user to enlarge the active window they’re viewing, and FlipStart Navigator provides shortcuts to frequently used programs. It also includes a Video Graphics Array (VGA) camera, which can take 0.3 megapixel pictures. Instead of simultaneously pressing Ctrl, Alt, Del keys to log off or reboot, the Ctrl-Alt-Del puts three in one. FlipStart has an optional mini-dock that has additional USB 2.0 ports, a DVD/CD-RW drive and a Modem with RJ-11 jack. There is also an optional port replicator which is outfitted with Ethernet plug in, Additional USB 2.0 ports, VGA, stereo in/out, and microphone in and NTSC video out. In many ways, FlipStart is just like a regular desktop computer with the design of a miniature laptop, but without a $2,000 investment. Flipstart is intended for a general audience, and not strictly for business or personal. It’s meant to provide comfortable mobility.
Find out where the Hawks stand among the WesCo South • 16
HAWKEYE 8 MAY 2007
Spring sports enter post-season under EWHS, who had 176. MHS had 117 and LHS 85. Not only have the sheer numbers increased, but also the number of track stars increased with it. At the end of the regular season the Hawks have a very impressive list of competitors who could be making the trip into the post-season. Hopeful throwers being Chris Wells in three events, Vladimer Stadnitskiy in the shot put, and Caitlin Hovick throwing. For running and jumping the Hawks hope to send Matt Beeninga, Evan Koreyasu, Michael Tran, and Eric Doyle to state. The women’s team hopes to send Tram Dinh, who suffered some injuries, but trained hard to come back and compete, and Cari Smith. Throughout the season there were many great things happening. Allana Sheehan broke the school record when she cleared 6 feet 7 inches in the pole vault. The Ellersick brothers, junior Tony and freshman Casey, are not just varsity starters on the football team, they have also proved their worth in track. The brothers compete in many of the same events, and their times are separated by hundredths of seconds. “Track is a great way to train for every sport,” coach Russ Vincent said. Whether you are looking to improve yourself for another sport, or you just want to get fit and compete, Terrace track is a great place to do all of that and have fun.
By Brady Barnes HAWKEYE staff Colin Diltz/HAWKEYE
David Miller throws in the ball in a game last week against the Shorecrest Scots. The Hawks went on to win the game 7-1.
By Stephanie Jones HAWKEYE staff
Baseball season is drawing to a close, but that isn’t stopping the team from giving it all they got. Today at 4 p.m. the Hawks face MarysvillePilchuck (13-8) here, in a loser-out game in the first round of the playoffs. “Our team would appreciate all the support that we can muster for (the post season),” coach Andrew Watters said. With their game against Mariner a couple Fridays back, the team put up a good fight losing 10-5. During the 4th inning of the game, the Hawks were down 10-0, but they kept high hopes and continued to play hard. Paul Clingan hit a home run in the 5th, making the score 10-3 and Captain Garrett Totten had a great hit in the 6th, driving in two runs. The team did not let Mariner win easy. They stepped up their game and made it a good challenge. “We started with a pretty rough start, battling it out, but we came out short,” stated Kyle Jesus after the game. Throughout the season, the Hawks have been changing things up. “We’re focusing a lot
■ Last Saturday the Hawks lost to Lake Stevens 3-2 in the first round of the District One Tournament
more on the game itself. Before we weren’t into it and now we are because of the playoffs,” said captain David Miller. The playoffs were giving the team an incentive to win. Last Saturday the team played an intense game against Lake Stevens in the first round of the playoffs. The game was at a surprising tie of 2-2 when Lake Stevens player Brett Dvorak hit the game winning run in the 7th. A few people to watch for in future games are junior Jake Theis and seniors Wes Pair, Kyle Jesus and David Miller. The Hawks’ record is 10-12. Captain David Miller explained, “Baseball is the greatest game ever played and it will be a sport passed down from generation to generation.”
TRACK & FIELD
By Brady Barnes HAWKEYE staff
This season the number of track players grew; moreover, the success of the team rose. The Hawks team competed against EdmondsWoodway, Meadowdale, and Lynnwood High School last Friday, for the Edmonds School District Championship. The last time MTHS and EWHS faced off, EWHS snatched victory over the Hawks by one point. At the Edmonds School District Championship, the Hawks contended and both the men’s and the women’s team placed second. The men’s side finished with 179 points under EWHS who had 202 points. LHS had 74 and MHS 33. The women’s team finished with 145 points
The season has reached the end for the Terrace men’s soccer team. The Hawks finished off the season with a record of 2-12-1, with their wins coming against Jackson and Mariner. The team had players on and off the non-active list all season, most notable was senior captain Jon Swanson who missed more than half of the season with a leg injury. This season the guys had a blast playing with each other and improving their soccer skills. Having nine senior players the guys have played with each other for quite some time, and now their high school careers have come to a close. Even with losing all of these seniors, the 2008 Terrace squad will have some things to look forward to. On one end of the field there is freshman forward Manix Alvarez, who lead the team in goals. On the other end there is freshman goalkeeper Ben Waters, who played solid defense. The games this year were very exciting, and the Hawks always made it interesting. Look for big things next season when the Hawks soccer squad takes the field.
By Jordan Gisler Sports Editor
This season the Hawks women’s golf team met expectations 100-percent, as they were aiming to be among the top three teams in WesCo South, and ended up 2nd. This year’s team also got three golfers on the All-WesCo South second team. Coach Todd Webber said that “the commitment factor was there the whole year.” This is evident in Chloe Treece who has played herself into one of the team’s top golfers. The Edmonds School District Tournament
took place last Thursday at Lake Ballinger GC. The Hawks were the favorites heading into the tournament, but Edmonds-Woodway beat them and got the victory in a disappointing match for the Hawks. The team is hoping to get four players into the second round of districts, and two to state this year. The Hawks have round one of districts tomorrow at Gallery. This year was a very successful season for both the women’s and men’s golf programs at MTHS. Both are now considered among the top in the WesCo South. The Hawks lose four seniors from this year’s team and need more golfers next year
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This season for the men’s golf team has been a successful one thus far. The team finished as co-champions of the WesCo South B division (tied with Jackson). In the division Jordan Wall finished second overall, and Bobby Shoemaker finished fifth (strokes were added from the four league matches throughout the season). Coach Ryan Nelson said that the motto for the season has been “don’t waste strokes.” This is evident in two of the league matches where they defeated Jackson by one stroke at Mill Creek CC, and once again at Ballinger GC. The Edmonds School District Tournament was a disappointment as the Hawks went in favored to win it, but they finished third behind Edmonds-Woodway, and Meadowdale; both teams that they had defeated earlier in the week at divisions (WesCo South) where they also finished third. The Hawks have a great chance of getting some golfers into day two of districts, and from there into the state tournament. Day one of districts takes place tomorrow at Gallery.
By Stephanie Jones HAWKEYE staff
This season, women’s tennis stepped up their game, making individual and team improvements. The team had fun and learned different techniques and skills that helped them with one more win than last year. The team came off a bad start but they really showed support and made it through the season proud of their accomplishments. During the WesCo South match against Shorecrest, the team lost 5-2. Captains Rene Noeun and Sarah Cumberland worked as a team winning their games by a long run. Teryn Bouche and Cori Pingul finished their last game 7-5 which gave them the win they were looking for. Making a solid effort in their games was unfortunately not enough to win the match. The Hawks ended their season with a final record of 2-14.
By Stephanie Jones HAWKEYE staff
The softball team really stepped up their game this year, proving it to their opponents with an 11-7 record. The Hawks played hard and worked as a team winning several games in a row. See Spring Sports on page 16
16 · SPORTS
8 MAY 2007
Bad April? Don’t worry Find out the players that you need to get rid of – and players you need to get
t the end of the first month of the fantasy baseball season there are plenty of interesting scenarios. Every year there are several players that start the year great and fade as the year goes on. For example Adam Dunn he is a career .280 in April, but he hits under .240 the rest Rostik Vaynshteyn Sports Columnist of the year. Another player to trade as soon as possible is Ben Sheets. Sheets has never had a healthy season and with a hamstring problem already this year trade him while you can. There is also the opposite scenario with players who have had a bad month of April and are sure fire hits to come back. First off there is Alfonso Soriano coming off a career year Soriano is looking to repeat his 40-40 numbers; with winds of Wrigley Field and the power in his bat his chances of repeating is very good. Second there is slugger Ryan Howard, who led the majors in homeruns and RBI’s last season is off to a slow start due to the Phillies slow start, but lately the team is playing well and so is Howard. The numbers that Howard had aren’t realistic for this year because he won’t be able to surprise anyone with his power to all fields. Other notable players who are struggling are Manny Ramirez, Mark Teixeira, Lance Berkman, Andrew Jones, Carlos Zambrano, Albert Pujols and Paul Konerko. There are also some players that play well when there team is out of
the race for example Richie Sexson who hit .365 last year in September. So if the Mariners fall out of the race in the AL West then be sure to get him. With fantasy baseball more then any other fantasy sport young players can have the biggest impact on your team. For instance last year if you were lucky enough to pick up either Liriano, Verlander, or Weaver it should have had a huge difference you last season. This year’s young aces are Rich Hill from the Cubs, John Maine from the Mets, and Cole Hamels from the Phillies. For me and for most fantasy owners the toughest decisions are what to do with a player that is injured. There are two choices; to stay with the player and wait it out, or to drop the player right away. This year the tough decisions lie with Jason Schmidt while he is old he can still pitch well, I would keep him on your team unless your team is 10 or more games out of a playoff position then it is time to move. The key to a successful season is to find the surprise players at positions that usually don’t have quality players. For instance catcher Russell Martin, infielder BJ Upton, and the best closer so far this year Al Reyes. Another important aspect of fantasy baseball is prospect watch, this year the big guys coming along are Jon Lester from the Red Sox, and UW’s own Tim Lincecum for the Giants, and Matt Garza from the Twins.
■ The key to a successful season is to find the suprise players. For instance Russell Martin, BJ Upton, and Al Reyes
Spring Sports Continued from page 15
During their game on Friday against Meadowdale, Terrace reminded their opponents of the Hawks improved skills, scoring two runs on the board during the first inning. Meadowdale put pressure on the team when they got three runs during the third, but the
Hawks handled the situation by putting six more runs on the board by the end of the seventh. Kori Seidlitz and Kayla Watson were key players during the game, getting involved in the action. The Hawk’s have faced a long season that isn’t over yet. The team has a game against Mariner today at 4 p.m. and with little time to rest up for another game tomorrow at 6 p.m.
WESCO SOUTH SPRING SPORTS STANDINGS
Men’s Soccer Division All W L T P W L Shorecrest 15 0 1 46 16 0 Kamiak 12 3 1 37 12 3 Ed-Way 11 4 1 34 11 4 Meadowdale 6 7 3 21 6 8 Mariner 7 9 0 21 7 9 Shorewood 5 8 3 18 5 8 Jackson 5 10 1 16 5 10 Lynnwood 3 12 1 10 4 12 HAWKS 2 13 1 7 2 13
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as of 5/05/07
Women’s Tennis All W L Shorewood 15 1 Ed-Way 14 2 Jackson 12 4 Shorecrest 10 6 Kamiak 7 9 Meadowdale 7 9 Mariner 4 12 HAWKS 2 14 Lynnwood 1 15
Softball Division All W L W L Jackson 14 0 17 1 Shorecrest 11 3 12 5 HAWKS 10 4 11 6 Kamiak 8 6 8 10 Shorewood 6 8 7 10 Ed-Way 6 9 7 11 Lynnwood 4 11 5 14 Meadowdale 3 10 3 13 Mariner 2 12 2 15 as of 5/04/07
Baseball Division All W L W L Jackson 15 1 18 2 Ed-Way 12 4 16 5 Kamiak 8 8 10 11 Meadowdale 7 9 10 11 HAWKS 7 9 10 12 Shorecrest 7 9 11 9 Shorewood 7 9 9 12 Mariner 6 10 8 12 Lynnwood 3 13 5 15 as of 5/04/07
as of 5/05/07