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Region’s bands continue to dominate Essentially Ellington
Terrace’s Jazz I makes fourth finalist appearance at prestigious festival By Frank Hume Hawkeye Staff
Roosevelt High School placed 1st and Garfield High School placed 2nd at this year’s Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival held last weekend in New York. Shorewood High School finished with an honorable mention– basically a 4th place – and Terrace’s Jazz I was a finalist, but did not place. South Whidbey High School was the fifth band from the region to compete – the most ever from any region in the country. Senior Jory Tindall on alto saxophone and senior Ben Walters on tenor saxophone both received outstanding soloist awards. There were 15 schools invited to compete in the jazz festival. Of that 15, five were from the Puget Sound area. Three of the five jazz bands placed in the top five. Sun Prairie High School from Wisconsin placed 3rd. This festival was created by “Jazz at Lincoln Center” in 1996 and was opened for bands west of Mississippi in 1999. Terrace placed 3rd in 2005. This year, 83 bands tried out for the festival, a significant drop from past years when as many as 180 bands tried out. Junior Kelsey Van Dalfsen won the student essay contest – the first time an MTHS student has placed first.
The Terrace Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Darin Faul, competed over the weekend at the prestigious Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival in New York. The festival’s director, Wynton Marsalis, continued to praise the Puget Sound region for being the nation’s strongest contributor to instrumental jazz. Junior Kelsey Van Dalfsen, senior, won 1st place in the Essentially Ellington Student Essay Contest and read her essay at the festival. The photo above was taken at a concert earlier this year in the MTHS Theater.
Advisers stepping down New hip-hop and cheer advisers to be found
By Shahrum Ali Hawkeye staff
Two of the most visible activities on campus – hip-hop and cheer – are facing the loss of their advisers at the end of this school year.
Daniel Ghaffari, junior, performs in the Terraceum.
Sue Van Senus is stepping down as the Hip-Hop Club adviser this year after serving since 2002. Van Senus started advising because a group of students wanted a place to break– dance, and needed an adviser. “I love the kids,” she said. “They’ve opened me up to a different type of music. I’ve also met kids and learned about cultures I might not have otherwise.” The primary reason for her resigning is to spend more time with her family, especially her grandchildren Kaleb and Kesse. Past club members have continued hip-hop and even created their own productions. Two other previous members
have gone on to win the Jr.. WesCo Championship. Van Senus wants to emphasize the unity and code the Hip-Hop team lives by. “I love the kids. They’ve In order to opened me up to a participate in different type of music.” the team, she Sue Van Senus stresses acahip-hop adviser demics. All team members are also drug, tobacco and alcohol free. “Our team has a way of life. It goes school, family, hip-hop,” she said. “So I’m practicing what I preach and spending more time with my family.” Van Senus will finish advising this year and is looking for someone to step forward as advisor for next year.
Cheer Squad Julie Safley, the current cheer coach is resigning from that position at the end of this year. Safley is a district psychologist and has been coaching for 12 years.
She became cheer coach midterm this year after two previous coaches stepped down. Her reason for resigning the position of cheer coach is that it conflicts with her schedule. “I came in to fill a need for this year,” she said, “and I’m finishing that position.” Safley said she does not plan to coach next year, but did say she would like to get back into coaching crosscountry and soccer. She is leaving this year with good expectations for the cheer squad. “They’re a neat bunch of kids,” she said. “It’s really neat to see them keep their balance between sports, ASB, spirit, community service and school. They’re a talented group of students. I think they’re awesome and going to do really well.” Assistant Principal Erin Murphy and Activities Coordinator/Athletic Director Kim Stewart will choose the new coach and adviser.
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Wednesday June 17
7:05 a.m.–8:20 a.m. (75 min)
7:30a.m.–8:20 a.m. (50 min)
1st Period 1/2 Block
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*All classes review on Friday, June 13.*
Senior skip day could jeopardize graduation By Sharon McClintock News Editor
Officially, there is no such thing as senior skip day, but this year’s senior skip day occurred on April 28. On that day, approximately 104 seniors out of 328 skipped at least one class period. Not all of these students skipped or were absent because of senior skip day.
If a student is not excused from missing classes by a parent, their teachers do not have to allow them to make up work. Also, they may receive discipline from the school. This year, Principal Greg Schwab talked to many students in his office about skipping. As for excused absences, Schwab said, “Parents are going to say what they are
going to say and we can’t question it.” Parents have about 72 hours within the missed school day to excuse their student. The BECCA Law only allows students seven unexcused days a month or 10 unexcused days a year before the student is called to court and they could face loss of credit for their class. Last year, MTHS had an attendance policy that allowed students to miss 13 days
Girls’ couch taken away
Rotten food has repercussions
By Shahrum Ali
On May 5, the couch in the girls’ locker room was taken away after the discovery that there was rotten food buried in the cushions. That morning, Physical Education teacher Susan Lahti noticed a “horrendous smell” coming from the couch. Upon closer inspection, she found that a milk carton had expanded inside the couch and leaked, giving off the repulsive odor. “It [the food] was a growing problem before,” she said, “but it wasn’t until Monday that we noticed it.” According to Lahti, the couch was added to the locker room by Susan Hegeberg, a former math teacher. Lahti said Hegeberg thought it might be a “nice addition.” There have been other cleanliness issues around Terrace. In the past month, Principal Greg Schwab gave a reminder on Hawk TV twice about keeping the hallways clean.
before they lost class credit. In 2006, Edmonds School District made a rule that prohibited such policies within the district. Now, students cannot be denied credit. Even though seniors do not and have never had a skip day with no consequences after they graduate, they are not required to attend the last week or so of classes with the rest of the school.
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MTHS Bell Schedule 2008-2009
6:50 a.m.–7:40 a.m. 0 Period 6:50 a.m.–7:40 a.m. 7:20 a.m.–7:40 a.m. Tutorial 7:20 a.m.–7:40 a.m. 7:45 a.m.–8:35 a.m. Block Classes 8:40 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 9:35 a.m.–10:30 a.m. (HBN) B l o c k 1/2 7:50 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 10:35 a.m.–11:25 a.m. B l o c k 9:35 a.m.–1:20 a.m. 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 3/4 10:35 a.m.–11:25 a.m. Lunch 11:20 a.m.–12:00 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. p.m. 12:05 p.m.–12:55 p.m. B l o c k 12:05 p.m.–1:45 5/6 1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. *Only Humanities is a block 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m. class
Hopes for security from camera By Elle Patterson Hawkeye staff
Last year, MTHS decided to put in new cameras to improve security after a break in. The culprits took items worth $50,000. At first, the school was going to get 14 cameras but later decided to get 26 because of extra wiring. However, after only three cameras were installed, all near the Hawk Shop, the Edmonds School District (ESD) elimi-
nated the project. Officer Heidi Froisland, the school resource officer said, “We tried to get funding for the cameras, but it didn’t work.” This year, Principal Greg Schwab is going to apply for grants from ESD to fund the security cameras. If the project is restarted, the cameras are going to be placed in the entrance to the building, in the HUB, and other areas. All the schools in the
Edmonds School District together have an insurance account. Each school pays a certain amount for the account. If there are losses in a school, then they use the money in the account to help pay back the loss. “The less we lose, the more money we have in the account,” Schwab said. The district wants to use closed circuit cameras that have a constant loop every 24 hours and record digitally.
The rise of Global Warming By Carly Wicklander and Sammie Clark Hawkeye staff
Although scientists are not exactly sure what global warming is, they do know that it refers to an average increase in the Earth’s temperature, which in turn causes changes in climate. A warmer Earth may lead to changes in rainfall patterns, a rise in sea level, and a wide range of impacts on plants, wildlife and humans. Most scientists think the Earth could just be getting warmer on its own, but there are some scientists who believe human activity is having a significant impact. Humans produce a lot of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide not only from driving their cars too much but by using too much electricity. Greenhouse gases act as a warm blanket covering the Earth’s atmosphere. It traps those harmful gasses within the atmosphere, thus heating up the earth. Even though there has been increased attention recently about global warming, it has been a
threat to the world for more than a decade. Many people all over the world are doing numerous activities to help reduce the greenhouse gases that are now being emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere. Andrea Reid, an MTHS Spanish teacher, is active in trying to reduce her “carbon footprint.” She suggests following the three “R’s” which are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. To reduce, anyone can decrease the amount of time he or she uses to take a shower, moderate the amount of electricity he or she uses and lessen how much he or she drives. Many students have the ability to take a transit bus, ride a bike or walk to school. To reuse, Reid suggested washing Ziploc bags and reusing grocery bags. Also everyone can reuse cardboard boxes whenever they move or want to pack something. Finally, one can recycle soda cans, glass, some plastic, paper and old computers and electronics. Reid also advocates joining Terrace’s Eco Club, which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in room 122.
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Hawkeye Staff Editorial
A reflection on small schools
ext month, MTHS will not only send off its graduating seniors, but will also say farewell to Smaller Learning Communities (SLCs) as well. Small schools were implemented for various goals, including raising the graduation rate. But rather than judging SLC with statistics, let’s review the system from human experience. SLCs have been in effect for five years, and in that time period the program has engraved itself as a part of students’ identities. For the past several years, when we introduced ourselves to students outside our small school, we would state what small school we were from. Our small schools, we believed, defined us just as much as our cultural background, our hobbies or our friends. In a way, small schools became a type of a brand. For example, Renaissance students were expected to sing, act, play an instrument, or do more than one of those activities, whereas TAAS students took art classes several times. Even if students did not have an interest in the school’s “specialty,” he or she still needed to take an elective class to fill the required number of elective credits. Through this a student might have discovered a new liking, or a distaste for a certain activity. At the same time, other elective classes that did not fit a small school’s description were often unavailable to its students. By taking the elective classes only available in his or her small school, the student became somewhat associated with his or her small school’s academic focus or brand. Still, small schools did provide a sense of community. Teaching the same group of students again and again, learning from the same teachers again and again, and attending classes with the same students again and again – small schools did provide teachers a chance to personalize school for their students – another of the intended goals. But the opportunities were narrow. We could only become acquainted with other students belonging to other small schools outside of school, unless we knew them before entering high school. The only way to try classes outside the small school’s territory was to wait until our junior year or to take advanced courses. So perhaps next year’s return to a traditional comprehensive high school program might be a good experience for some students, a good time to test if we are capable of creating relationships and forming a community even without the help of small schools. Most troubling, however, is that the eradication of small schools is yet another sudden, dramatic change thrust upon MTHS. Within the past five years we have experienced SLC’s peaks and limits; survived four major schedule changes, grappled with several WASL requirements changes, observed the roller-coaster ride of eight different administrators, as well as many senior project requirement changes. How would we truly ever know the impact of small schools – positive or negative – when the playing field and many of the rules kept changing? Quantitatively, eradication of small schools will change how the school will fulfill its roles. But how a school functions depends utmost on individual performances. Only we can determine what kind of a school we have been, are and want to be. The Hawkeye staff editorial represents the views of the Executive Council
Conserving energy here may save lives abroad I
f you ask all the students of MTHS what they would wish for if they could have anything the most probable answers would be money, a car, a scholarship and love. If you were to ask teens in a small vilDevyn Cox Hawkeye staff lage in Africa the same question the replies would most likely be education, medicine, to have family members back, and food. A large majority of MTHS students are looking forward to getting their driver’s license, but what does getting a driver’s license mean to
teens in the rest of the world? Most of us have heard about the lack of rice in the grocery stores today but only some of us know why this is happening. The reason is that the largest rice exporter in the southern hemisphere located in Deniliquin, Australia has suffered a 98 percent decrease in rice production in the past six years due to a drought. This is causing other countries such as the Philippines which usually export rice, to hoard it for there own people and to increase the price on the rice that they do export to the United States. Scientists think that the drought happened due to the warming of the planet and its affect on crops. What do these three topics have in com-
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mon? One of the things that would be wished for by a large population of the student body here at MTHS is to have a license but being able to drive means that your car is emitting carbon dioxide which is causing global warming and global warming is affecting food production. People in other countries in places such as Africa eat rice as we Americans eat cereal. So, to have a main food cut off or limited is causing severe hunger and starvation in many countries. This is affecting kids – many our age. So, before you get in the car to drive to your friends house, that is only three blocks away stop, think, and walk.
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Letter to the Editor
the principal’s corner
Wrapping up the ’07-’08 school year I
t is hard to believe we are at the end of another school it has far less to do with how we organize ourselves as “There are some year. Graduation is a few short weeks away and the school, and far more to do with the people who are part major changes end of the school year for the rest of our students is just of our school. That will continue regardless of whether coming for the a week later. we are in small schools or in a comprehensive school. ’08-’09 school There are some major Student schedules year that I wanted changes coming for the ’08-’09 We are in the process of completing the master schedto remind you all school year that I wanted to ule and student schedules for ’08-’09. In mid-June, you about.” remind you all about as we will be able to check your schedule using Skyward Family get ready to embark on a long Access. We will let you know when schedules are ready summer break. for review. Counselors will be available in mid-August to Return to a comprehensive address schedule questions and changes. Greg Schwab high school Final exams Principal By now, I am sure you are aware that Final exams for seniors will be June 9 and June 10. Final exams for we have made the decision to return all other grades will be June 16 and June 17. The final exam schedto a traditional comprehensive high school model for next school ule is included in the Hawkeye. year. Start and end times for ’08-’09 This decision was in no way a result of small schools not being Along with the other high schools in the district, we have adjusted effective here—it was simply a decision that needed to be made due our start and end times for the coming school year. School will start to the economic realities of our situation for next year. and end 10 minutes earlier next year. Included in the upcoming ediAs we decline in enrollment, funding declines accordingly and this tion of the Hawkeye is the new bell schedule for ’08-’09. loss in funding forced us to look at all available options in order to Finally, I would like to congratulate our seniors and their parents maintain the program. In the end, we could not justify the amount for a job well done. You have done a great job as students in your of cutting we would have to do in order to preserve our small four years here and we very much appreciate all that you have done schools. to distinguish yourselves—22 credits, passing the WASL, completWe firmly believe that one of our strengths as a school is the peo- ing Senior Project—you have done it all very well. ple who make up our school community—students, staff and parWe wish you all the best in whatever your next steps in life are. ents. And it is because of all of us that we are a good school. I believe I look forward to seeing you all at Graduation on June 12! The Hawkeye provides school officials this column each issue as a part of our mission as an open, public forum
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Gross! I just stepped in your milk! Dear Editor:
I believe that there is a problem at our school. This problem has to deal with the students, and how some of them treat our school at lunch. See, I have second lunch and when I’m in class and first lunch is going on, there are kids who eat there at lunch in the hallways and leave their garbage in the halls. This makes our school dirty, makes more work for the janitors, and also messes up peoples shoes with what they spill. I remember one time I was in the hall and I stepped in milk that was spilled on the floor and it got all over my new shoes which was seriously frustrating! Plus, when students eat and sit in the hall during first lunch their so loud it’s hard to concentrate in class. So what I think, is that students should not be aloud to eat their lunch in the halls so it is easier to concentrate in class, keep the school clean, and protect our shoes. Kids should be able to be in the halls during lunch, but just not eat.
Jacob Anderson junior
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Hawk Talk Q: What do you think about the vending machines being moved upstairs?
Gavin McHale junior
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“It sucks because now I have to walk upstairs.”
“It doesn’t matter to me, there are fewer people downstairs.”
“I think they were fine where they were.”
“It seems pointless.”
“I think that it’s ridiculous, taking our funding because it comes from the vending machines.”
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Kylie Flood, senior, awaits while another group presents their food to the judges. Flood and Arquette worked hard for two hours to prepare their dish. They had the best presentation of the group, which helped them get the award for Iron Hawk. The two went onto compete at Iron Chef Edmonds, where they also got recoginition for their presentation skills, which got them a bag of assorted baked goods and kitchen supplies.
Presentation is key for the winners of annual culinary competition Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup & Brazilian Cocunut Pork over Rice Kylie Flood & Kelsi Arquette
Wonton Soup, Yakitori with Jasmine Rice & Marinated Sesame Cucumber Salad Ashley Janus & Paige Duckett
Creamy Confetti Potato Salad, Curry Roasted Chicken & Basmati Rice Pilaf Ryan Hardu & Munish Mani
Fried Plantain & Pupusas de Harina de Arroz Josue Henriquez & Meghna Jaradi
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Iron Hawk, which took place on May 1 at Terrace, is a cook off where six groups contested to be named Terrace’s Iron Hawks. The winning group went to Iron Chef Edmonds, which was on May 8 at Terrace. The winners of Iron Hawk competed against winners from all the other schools in the Edmonds School District high schools, all trying to become Iron Chef Edmonds. Last year Mountlake Terrace won Iron Chef Edmonds and this year the chefs lost the title. However, they got the best presentation of any of the dishes served. The two teachers who did a lot of the planning Ms. Nelson and Ms. Weber were inspired to do this idea. It all started “8 years ago Ms. Weber and I were talking about how cool the Iron Chef TV show was and started brainstorming about how cool it would be to have a contest at school. So we did!” said Ms. Nelson in an e-mail interview. Although Iron Hawk does not have a central ingredient like the television show, it is a lot of fun to watch. In order to be selected the chefs had to “complete an application which included a menu, a grocery list with a cost breakdown and the name of their assistant. Then the cooking teachers discuss[ed] who [had] the best application based on preparation, skills, and menu choices,” said Ms. Nelson. This year’s Iron Hawk chefs are Kylie Flood and Kelsi Arquette, both seniors. They prepared a chilled cucumber mint soup and Brazilian coconut pork over rice for their winning dish. The cucumber mint soup was served chilled and was a great addition to the Brazilian coconut pork dish. The duo also seemed to have good communication skills and were able to work efficiently in their kitchen and also have good sanitation skills needed to be a professional in the business. The two won a basket of cooking supplies from Maltby Café and a pair of Iron Hawk aprons. The baskets contained baked goods, utensils, and professional cookbooks.
There were four judges who went off to a separate room to discuss whose dish was truly the best. While they did this the audience was invited to indulge in the food that the chefs had prepared. Samples from each group were placed out near their kitchen stations. When interviewing Chris Wells, senior, during the waiting time he was asked why he started cooking. Chris stated, “[It is] a passion of mine to eat unhealthy things [and] if I cook I can make food any way I want. [Also] I grew up around cooking.” It seemed that a lot of the chefs had a passion for cooking and they all wanted to win. An unknown person from the audience said that all the food was a “rollercoaster for the taste buds,” which perfectly describes all the dishes that were prepared. At Iron Chef Edmonds, Kylie Flood and Kelsi Arquette, fought their hardest. Although they didn’t win they had fun cooking. Ms. Nelson and Ms. Weber both said, “Our goal is within 10 years for this be a Wesco event.” The two cooked the same dish they did at Iron Hawk, which was Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup and Brazilian Coconut Pork over Rice. They served it on a colorful dish, which is why they got such good presentation points. Neither Kylie nor Kelsi want to pursue the culinary arts as a serious career, but both “just do it for fun,” according to Kylie. The two have been cooking together since freshmen year and both have entered Iron Hawk each year. During their first cooking class the “teacher encouraged [us] to do Iron Hawk,” Kylie said. Their food was very good and it had a balanced taste to it. The sour and sweet taste with the pork and rice made the dish great. The chilled cucumber soup had a strange texture to it, but it was enjoyable and the way it was served in a martini dish made it even look better. The top three teams were separated by one and a half points and it sadly wasn’t Terrace who got the title of Iron Chef Edmonds.
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Rocky Horror Picture Show By Holly Irons Hawkeye staff
Where else could you yell “let’s do the time warp again!” without people gawking at you but at The Rocky Horror Picture Show? The Rocky Horror Picture Show is also the only place where if you stay quiet in the theatre, you look like a fool, where being loud is part of the fun, where dancing is permitted during the movie, and all confined in the movie theatre itself! This show, though very off-the-wall, is outrageously fun to see live. The Rocky Horror Picture show was first released in 1975 starring Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, and Meatloaf. The background of the movie is that a young American couple gets stranded in the middle of nowhere and walks to a nearby castle of an eccentric man, asking to just use his phone. The couple is then thrown into a whirlwind of dances, mad lab experiments, and crazy showdowns between one another, turning their world upside down. Though the plot itself is a little off and may offend some viewers, this film is a cult classic and has been known as the most successful midnight movie ever, in which fans of the movie show up dressed as certain movie characters and sometimes act out the scenes. Now, if you were to go to any live showings of the movie, you wouldn’t just see people in
weird clothing acting out the scenes that are playing on the big screen at the same time, but you would also hear the audience participating in different phrases and lines during the scenes that can’t be found on the movie screen! If you would like to not look like a ditz when you go to the show, simply rent the movie first! In the special features on the DVD, there’s a feature called “theatrical experience”, in which you get to view the movie as you would in the theatre, with subtitle help on when to use different props, when to shout things out, and so on. Local show times of the movie and live actors can be found in West Seattle and Tacoma. The Vicarious Theatre Company, or VTC, have been throwing on the bash on the first Saturday of every month at midnight since 1988 and still have a blast every time they perform! The Tacoma group, The Blue Mouseketeers, have been performing The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the same running time as the VTC in the historic Blue Mouse Theatre in downtown Tacoma. Their performances are the second and fourth Saturday of every month, each at midnight. Cost for both runs between five to ten dollars and is a blast to be at if you ever get the chance to go. This movie, though I must say, may offend the younger audiences or scare those that are more down to earth, so enter at your own risk.
Spring play ‘Noises Off’ By Cassie Soriano Technology Editor
Written by Michael Frayn in 1982, “Noises-Off ” is a play within a play, set in Britain. “Noises-Off ” circles around the British sex comedy “Nothing On,” the play-within-a-play, and the theatre troupe performing it. The play is set mainly in fictional theatres, such as the Grand Theatre in Weston-super-Mare (Act One), Theatre Royal in Ashtonunder-Lyne (Act Two), and Municipal Theatre in Stockton-on-Tees (Act Three). “Noises Off ” involves many doors opening and closing, as well as fastpaced action that will hopefully confuse and amuse the audience. It’s known as a “farce from behind,” meaning that the play shows “Nothing On” from onstage
and also what the troupe is doing backstage. Act One is set at the dress rehearsal before “Nothing On” opens. The cast in “Nothing On” is disorderly as Dotty Otley, Garry LeJeune, and Brooke Ashton create disarray rehearsing for the first Act directed by Llyod Dallas. For example, Dotty, who plays Mrs. Clackett in “Nothing On,” continuously forgets her entrances and exits while Garry, forgets his lines. Act Two begins with the performance of Act One – but from backstage, and Act Three is the performance of Act One of “Nothing On” again – several months after touring. In each of these, there’s chaos and disaster going on among actors as they miss their cues, misspeak their lines, and become heavily distracted by off-stage antics.
State of Movement What: MTHS Dance Class Performance When: Wednesday, June 4 2008 7p.m. Where: MTHS Theater Cost: FREE ADMISSION Darlene Culp’s dance classes have focused on a variety of dance styles as well as concert dance this semester. In the last few weeks they have been choreographing their own dance works based on themes that communicate ideas. The dance students will perform their own dances as well as a selection of jazz, tap and hip hop pieces choreographed by Culp.
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Two iron men and their mechanical popcorn 2 Guys and a Bag of Popcorn say what’s worth watching and what should be rented later
By Colin Diltz Photo Editor
Based off the first comic “Iron Man” followed the first comic fairly well. Instead of being based in Burma, like the comic, the movie based it self in Afghanistan. This is presumably to make concept of familiarity with the audience who now have to deal with the wars in the Middle East. The concept of multiple suits was also accurate like the comic, but they took much longer to develop. Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., was done very well. His satirical humor made the movie very enjoyable. Since he was also able to be serious in the parts, where the situations were serious, Tony Stark was a great character in the movie. A good part of this movie was the realization that Stark Industries weapons were being sold to the insurgents as well as the people fighting them, alluding to Iraq and Iran where the United States of America did the same thing. For example, the fact that Mr. Stark demanded a cheeseburger as soon as he got back from Afghanistan. He then had a press conference where he made the press come down to his eye level, which is funny in itself because the people were then silent and did not talk anymore. This movie has a lot of great special
effects too that do not look as cheesy as some other movies and in fact they add a lot of value to the movie, instead of taking away. There was the typical Hollywood ending of having a bridge where it could be made into another movie if it did well. If you do see the movie in theaters be sure to stay till after the credits because there is a special thing that will hint at something else Iron Man fans will like.
Used with permission from http://ironmanmovie.marvel.com/
By David Clark Hawkeye staff
Iron Man, starring Robert Downy Jr. as Tony Stark doesn’t require much of an introduction? We all know of heroes like Super Man, accidental mutations like Spider Man, and even organizations of mutants with the X-Men. Simply put, people don’t really know, or imagine to learn about the mythology of Iron Man. The nice thing about this
film is that it allows for fans to delve into this universe without the need of an accompanying comic book. To be honest, I am not a particularly easy fan to please, especially when comes from a separate media to movie. I wasn’t a fan of Resident Evil, X-Men, Spider Man, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, and ect. so please bear that in mind. I did somewhat enjoy Iron Man because it showed the entrance of Tony Stark’s heart problem It released not only his most famous suit but also his original suit, and even went into his conflict with Iron Manger I always thought Tony Stark to be a rather awesome character or rather – Tony Stark is the best example of a city-set business hero. He takes his time off to drink, sleep with women, and otherwise he is paid by the U.S. government to develop weapons. He is essentially the Marvel Universe’s James Bond, except with more to lose. Speaking of loss, the terms of Tony’s heart defect have changed over three wars: in the comic’s release in 1963, Tony Stark was damaged and captured during the Vietnam War. The comic expressed a large anti-communist feeling, but this idea was quickly abolished. Later it was changed to the first Gulf War and lastly, we moved into Afghanistan. All of these versions possess the first suit. I did enjoy the movie, nonetheless.
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Coheed and Cambria @ the Showbox SoDo 7p.m.
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In The Empty City @ Nemo’s 7:30p.m.
Scarlet Room @ the Showbox 8p.m.
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The Fall of Troy @ El Corazon 7p.m.
Zumbi @ The Vera Project 7:30p.m.
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Thrice @ The Showbox SoDo 7p.m.
Arch Enemy @ The Showbox 7p.m.
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Spring Choral Concert @ MTHS Theatre 7p.m.
“Noises Off” 7p.m. @ MTHS Theatre
“Noises Off” 7p.m. @ MTHS Theatre
M83 @ Nemo’s 8p.m. *Folklife* -Sasquatch-
Demon Hunter @ El Carazon 7p.m. *Folklife* -Sasquatch-
“Noises Off” 7p.m. @ MTHS Theatre
*Folklife @ Seattle Center*
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Joan of Arc @ The Vera Project 7:30 p.m.
Iron Maiden @ White River Amphitheartre 7p.m.
Orchestra Concert 7p.m. @ MTHS Theatre
Dance Class Performance 7p.m. @ MTHS Theatre
Band Concert 7p.m. @ MTHS Theatre
The Submarines @ Chop Suey 9p.m.
Good Medicine @ The Vera Project 7:30p.m.
Return to Forever @ The Paramount Theatre 7:30p.m.
Rockaroake @ Jazzbones 7p.m.
The Ting Tings @ Chop Suey 9p.m.
Casey MacGill and the Blue 4 Trio @ Pink Door 8p.m.
Senior Graduation @ EdmondsWoodway Stadium
The Album Leaf @ The Triple Door 7p.m.
Flogging Molly @ Marymoor Park 4p.m.
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To draw is
Versatile young artist paints and draws her favorite animals By Ji Mun
Megan Resler, a TAAS sophomore, has been recognized at the local and national level for both her talents and creativity. Her favorite tools are charcoal and pencils. “I doodle, especially,” Resler said. She expresses her creativity on her school supplies, too. “Every one of my binders has doodles on it, too,” she said. She has taken art classes since elementary school. Resler has also entered Edmonds
Art Festival each year, from 1st to 5th grade, and received honorable mentions at 4th and 5th grade. In 8th grade, Resler entered a national art contest held by a dairy product company. Around 30,000 contestants, of ages ranging from 12 to 18, were to illustrate the history of dairy. Resler, 13 then, was the youngest contestant. After the contestants sent a picture of their ideas to the company, 30 semi-finalists were chosen to finalize their ideas on a sculpture of cow. Her painted sculpture, (as featured above) on which she used acrylic gel, placed 4th. Resler chose to illustrate a fire incident in
Chicago that was supposedly started by a cow named Lucille. The sculpture is now located in the Brier City Hall. Resler was intending to enter the Edmonds Art Festival this year, but did not have enough time. “I will try to enter next year’s,” she said. Her favorite subject is still life, and landscape in particular; she likes to draw trees and beaches. “[But] portraits don’t turn out well,” Resler said. “[Ideas and inspiration] just comes,” Resler said. “Whenever I see something, [the idea] comes naturally.” Resler is currently a member of the Eco-
Club. She has planted 20 trees in the past month with her mother. Resler is unsure if she will be taking art classes next year. “I’m doing running start next year. I don’t know if I am going to have time for [art classes],” she said. She will also have her hands full leading Tempo, Mountlake Terrace High School yearbook as the editor next year. Resler postulates that her passion for art has come from her mother. “My mom’s an artist,” Resler said. “I watched her do work when I was little.” Currently, her mother teaches in the Mukilteo School District.
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Recent worldwide tragedies leave thousands dead and millions homeless
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s the end of the year comes closer students have a for granted. Just because we don’t have to witness the war lot to worry about. There is schoolwork, grades, and first hand doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t still be aware of definitely graduation. On top of this, social and extrait. America has become very good at ignoring important curricular activities add even things and instead focusmore pressure and act as ing on distractions like the a further time restraint for Very few actually care about what is happening in the world and instead choose latest TV show or newest to ignore it. This method can no longer be employed. stressed teens. trends. No matter how bad your American teenagers have life may seem at any point in especially taken what they time remember, there is always someone out there that have for granted. Today teens walk around with their has it much worse. In America we are extremely fortunate faces buried in their text message conversation. to have everything that we have. We can fight a war with Very few actually care about what is happening in the another country and never once have to bring the fightworld and instead choose to ignore it. This method can ing into our own country. This privilege is greatly taken no longer be employed.
Worldwide People all across the world are experiencing food shortages in their daily lives. Due to population growth and more demand for grain, shoppers are finding it harder to purchase rice, corn, wheat, and other basic staples. The world’s demand for grain increased by 30 million tons since last year and it is not stopping. This increased demand mixed with limited availability has caused problems in various countries. People have survival instincts and at the first sight of a food shortage hoarding begins. UN trucks delivering food to Darfur
refugees have now become a target of the shortages. So far more than 50-grain trucks have been stolen. Food riots have also become a common occurrence in many places including the Philippines, Mexico, and Egypt. Here in the United States most don’t expect that the shortage to be a huge issue. The major outcome for us so far has been being limited to only four bags of imported rice at stores like Costco. Food prices have also increased but there is no major rationing or hoarding that can be seen in the near future.
The ice caps are melting at an alarming rate due to the alarming climate changes. This has a great negative effect on the Polar Bears. Last week it was announced that the U.S. government will be naming the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. There are an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 polar bears living and this number is expected to drop.
Since the 1970s the world’s wildlife population has declined 27 percent according to The World Wildlife Fund. The losses are mostly due to exploitation, habitat loss, pollution, the spread of invasive species and climate change, all of which are contributed to by humans. Freshwater species had the biggest loss but close behind were marine and land based species. According to a list from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service there are about 2,525 species that are threatened or endangered worldwide including plant species.
Teens, and all of America need to open their eyes and pay attention to something other than American Idol or the latest ESPN results and inform themselves. If teens would simply pick up a copy of the Seattle Times or watch the nightly news, they would realize the many important things happening in the world.There is so much tragedy and pain in the world, and the first step to changing or caring is being informed. Once you see that over one hundred thousand people have died from natural disasters and millions have become homeless and displaced all over the world just in the last two weeks, maybe that English project you are working on isn’t so bad.
~ compiled by Hawkeye staff
China A magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit southwestern China on May 12 leaving over 32,000 confirmed dead with the death toll expected to climb to 50,000. As of Monday 220,000 people are injured and 4.8 million people homeless. Many aftershocks have taken place including 23 over level 5 magnitude. On Friday a 5.5 aftershock hit causing landslides, knocking out more telephone lines and further destruction creating more obstacles for aid. Estimates range from 158-200 relief worker deaths from landslides.
Myanmar Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, also known as Burma, May 2 and 3, leaving 134,000 people dead or missing. Weather has allowed very few flights into Myanmar and the government is allowing even less. Five more U.S. flights into Myanmar have been authorized. Only three others have been made. The juntas, military leaders, of Myanmar are controlling the amount of help they will accept. So far, Myanmar has spent about 2 million dollars on relief but accepted many more millions of dollars worth of supplies. The juntas are distributing most of the emergency supplies because they are being strict on letting foreigners into the country. Although many survivors are starving and homeless, children will possibly be attending school in relief camps. Forecasts show that Irrawaddy Delta, where the cyclone hit hardest, might receive 4.7 more inches of rain in the next few days.
Midwest, USA Starting earlier this month and continuing on, the Midwest and southern regions of the country have been drilled with multiple tornadoes. This year there have been 814 tornados, which is a higher number than any previous year. On average there are about 1270 tornadoes a year, a number that the US is preparing to pass. It is believed that global warming is to blame for the increased amount of storms. The first set of storms close to 100 are dead and another 200 are injured. The tornado completely destroyed everything in its pathway, leaving many with no homes. Trees and power were both knocked out in the strong winds that reached 175 mph. As of right now, affected states have declared a state of emergency in order to receive federal help and prepare to handle even more dangerous storms.
Lebanon Juarez, Mexico The constant fight between the police forces and the drug traffickers in Mexico has moved to the next level. In the past 17 months over 3000 were killed in the fight against the organized crime system. The recent crackdown on smuggling by Mexican President Felipe Calderón has cut off many drug corridors forcing traffickers to seek other methods to smuggle the drugs across the border. The city of Juarez has been the site of the biggest clashes between the two groups. Smugglers are now becoming more violent in an attempt to attack top police commanders and weaken the police forces. A death list of 22 high ranking officials was left on a public statue as a threat. Following this seven of the officers were killed and three were wounded. This extreme method was effective, as all but one of the policemen quit. At least three Mexican police officers have come into the United States seeking asylum. Besides this, President Bush plans on giving 1.4 million dollars to Mexico to help fight against the smugglers.
Chile Over 1000 people were evacuated after the Llaima volcano in Chile began erupting on May 3. This eruption sent a column of smoke that grew to be at least 7 miles high. The ash from this explosion has resulted in surrounding towns covered in ash. Chile’s neighbor, Argentina has also felt this eruption. The ash is so bad that all flights out of Argentina were delayed. Chile has more active volcanoes than any other country. At this point all people can do is sit and wait. There could be a big explosion any time now, which would result in dangerous gasses and molten rock covering the area.
Lagos, Nigeria On May 15 the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria road equipment ran into a fuel pipeline. This caused a huge fire that destroyed everything in its path. Pipeline fires are fairly common in Nigeria. In the past couple of years over 2000 have died in similar accidents. This blast happened close to a school and resulted in more than 100 deaths and 20 injuries, mostly children. Most of the fires in the past were a result of criminals and locals stealing fuel to sell or use, and it is being investigated if this was happening in this case also. Because of the high temperatures most victims are unrecognizable and all will be put into a mass grave near where the explosion took place.
The tension between the anti-Israeli group, Hezbollah, and Lebanon is starting to cause the country of Lebanon to become impatient with the group. In the past few weeks Hezbollah has increased their activity, which includes terrorist attacks on civilians. After a Lebanese government official made a comment about the need to control the Hezbollah’s power the group responded only with more violence. This division between the two groups has caused problems within the country. Many riots have escalated into shootings. There have been over 65 deaths and 200 injuries in just over a week. On May 15 the Arab League announced a plan to end the crisis. This plan includes removal of roadblocks, less use of language that sparked the violence, and increased peace talks. Following the dangerous acts of the Hezbollah most of the world has classified the group as a threat to hope of peace in the Middle East.
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they are tem ptin g.
Down The Rabbit Hole
By Kathryn Goddard
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Most people are familiar with Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, generally known as ecstasy or MDMA. Usually ingested via pill, the drug works by boosting serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is the chemical that controls emotions. If too much is released in the brain, emotions can no longer be controlled. MDMA has a wide variety of effects. Some of the most common are euphoria, intensified senses, pupil dilatation, loss of appetite, dehydration, increased physical energy, restlessness, and a strong feeling of intimacy. Ecstasy can last for hours, having a “good trip” or a bad one depends mostly on the user’s surroundings. Since MDMA heightens emotions, it will also amplify whatever mood the user is in. So, if someone is happy when they take ecstasy, it will increase this feeling of well-being, thus promoting another one of its names, “the love drug.” Likewise, if the person consuming the drug is depressed, the subject will often be overcome with hostility and fear. This can be psychologically damaging. There are also some long term effects. As with most hallucinogens, flashbacks often occur. This could pose as a detrimental affect on one’s life, especially if one had a bad experience. MDMA has also been linked to various memory and cognitive effects. Frequent users also have been reported to have a significant decrease in their overall psychological wellness. Studies have shown that ecstasy can cause liver damage to those that use the drug often. The drug is often alluring to young people because of the “happy” and “love” feelings one experiences, but it proves to be one of the most dangerous drugs around. Since MDMA is man-made, the chance of getting a bad pill is increased. It is easy to lace the drug with other dangerous chemicals. Many can kill a person or make them very sick. As it is nearly impossible to know what is actually in the pill, many people can die from either poisoning or overdose. Known as Magic Mushrooms, or “Shrooms,” Psilocybin Mushrooms are another common psychedelic. Shrooms are in the Tryptamine family, which also affects serotonin and neurotransmitters in the brain. The psilocybin in
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the mushroom turns into Psilocin when ingested. This is the chemical that causes hallucinogenic effects. The drug stays in a person’s system for a great amount of time, and the immediate effects last hours. As well as visual and auditory hallucinations, a person experiences a loss of appetite and exaggerated senses. People often report experiences such as changing objects and perception. Solid surfaces “shimmer,” “ripple,” or can “breathe.” Contrast of colors heightens, and every sense is enhanced. The example of “hearing colors” is often noted. In other cultures, Mushrooms have been taken in order to obtain a “spiritual experience” due to its hallucinatory effect. Doctors and psychologists have tried to use Magic Mushrooms in order to treat diseases such as chronic cluster headaches, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, chronic depression, and other various mental health conditions. However, people still experience negative effects such as flashbacks. It’s argued whether that Mushrooms are “safer” because they are natural. This is why people may try Mushrooms as opposed to ecstasy. The drug creates experiences that are alluring to users because of the alteration of one’s perception. However, all too often the problem is that psychedelic mushrooms, as well as poisonous mushrooms, can look the same. It is extremely easy to accidentally get the wrong mushroom, often resulting in death. Another hallucinogen that users experiment with is Lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD. LCD is often known as Acid. This man-made pill is often the most dangerous psychedelic. With effects that often compare to Magic Mushrooms, such as radiant colors and objects that “breathe,” Acid creates a unique experience. Reports such as crawling geometric patterns, euphoria, morphing objects, a sort of “animated world,” and altered awareness occur. There are psychological experiences from Acid that can prove to be quite damaging. When on the drug, users report a loss of identity. Users often feel as if they are someone else and try to do things they cannot. For example, users sometimes feel like they can fly, and therefore jump off buildings. Physical effects such as hypothermia, increased heart rate, and perspiration occur. Since Acid decreases anxiety, users often feel fine. Acid is one of the most popular drugs doctors have ever attempted to utilize in the health profession. As well as to treat cluster headaches, psychotherapy is frequently tried. Since users generally do not have any mental inhibitions while on the drug, it has been used to attempt to unblock repressed subconscious material to help patients. It forces users to “face issues.” Unfortunately, many of these patients have experienced “bad trips” using Acid, making them worse than when they started. Acid users are known to have flashbacks, and post-traumatic stress disorder has been recorded. The drug has also been tried to help patients of alcoholism. The dangers of Acid do not only include the accidents from having their perception altered. As with ecstasy, LSD is man-made and therefore is easy to get bad pills that can harm the user psychologically and physically. Psychedelics are a lot more dangerous they appear, and the chances and consequences associated with them are not worth it.
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Water 2.0: The Next Generation By Navarre Kerr Hawkeye staff
Aquafina • Zero calories • Uses Splenda • Insignificant amount of sodium • Still constitutes in daily serving of water • Price: $1.00
Evian •From the French Alps • Contains significant minerals such as Calcium, chloride, magnesium, and sulfates • Price: $1.69
• From northern Italian underwater springs • Carbonated • Contains natural minerals • Large amounts of Calcium, Bicarbonate, Sodium, Sulfates, and Magnesium • Price: $2.89
When the weather warms, most people turn to water. With today’s society, however, one type of water isn’t enough. A person must decide from tap water, Evian water, Vitamin Water®, San Pellegrino, or numerous other choices. Tap water of course meets your recommended amount of 8 glasses a day. However it contains a small amount of contaminants that are allowed by law as well as carbon from filters used in treatment plants. Nutrition wise it contains small amounts of fluoride for teeth protection and zinc for the function of antioxidants. If a person rather cares for the refined Evian water, they might be getting a little better nutrition but for a lot more money. “Returning to purity,” as Evian claims, isn’t too far off. Evian water is from the French Alps, and contains significant amounts of minerals. Supposedly a man in 1789 who was suffering from kidney and liver problems was cured by regularly drinking the “miracle water” from the spring. Even if this may not be entirely true there are significant healthy substances in Evian Water. For every liter, it contains 357mg bicarbonate for pH balance, 24mg magnesium for muscle and nerve functions, and 78mg calcium for teeth and bones. For the $1.69 price you certainly get what you pay for. For those who don’t want to spend too much money, like flavored beverages, and want water intake, there are 2 possible options. One option is flavor splashed Dasani® or Aquafina® water. These still count as a full glass of water in diet and have 0 calories. The 0 calories is due to the artificial Splenda® sweetener which adds a negligible amount of sodium. The average price for either brand is fair at $1 per bottle and can be found in the schools vending machines. They also have a variety of flavors including citrus blend, raspberry, and wild berry for Aquafina® and lemon, raspberry, and strawberry for Dasani®. If you only have bottled water the also have 12oz powder packets to mix in drinks. They also have a newly released Dasani Plus ® brand that has added daily vitamins and comes in pomegranate-blackberry, orange-tangerine, and kiwi-strawberry flavors. With flavored waters
you have numerous flavors but not any significant health benefits. If you want more fully fledged nutrition and endless flavors you can go for Vitamin Water®. It is superior in nutrition to all other water forms. All flavors are made through vapor distilled de-ionized, and reverse osmosis filtering making it the purest water produced. All flavors also contain electrolytes, vitamin C, vitamins B3, B5, B6, B12 compounds, and vitamin E. Depending on flavor you can receive the other B complex vitamins, Vitamin A, antioxidants, zinc, and potassium. The PowerC contains double vitamin C and taurine. The multi-v contains small amounts of vitamins a-zinc. The XXX contains triple antioxidants for helping detoxify harmful chemicals in your body. The Rescue contains double vitamin C and EGCG. EGCG is the strongest antioxidant in preventing UVradiation skin damage and is also a treatment for multiple-sclerosis. Also the B-relaxed has Vitamin B and Theanine. Theanine is a great physical and mental stress reducing agent and can help improve mood. There are substances in different Vitamin Water® flavors that can every part of your body. By far the Formula 50 Grape however is the healthiest. It contains 50% of the daily dose of all vitamins and 12 minerals. It is the only water however that contains calories, about 50 per 8oz, which are derived from crystalline fructose. Crystalline fructose is a processed sugar that does not help your body in any way. It is the same sugar that is used in Coca-cola® and has almost as much as it. In a 20oz bottle of Vitamin Water® there is 32.5grams of crystalline fructose. In Coca-cola® there is 39grams in every 20 oz bottle. However the health benefits outweigh clearly outweigh the presence of unhealthy sugar. All flavors approximately priced at $1.49. Lastly if you are feeling extra fancy and don’t particularly want flavor you can get a San Pellegrino® Sparkling Mineral Water. It is the most natural out of all options coming from natural springs in the ground in Lombardy, Italy. The water starts 400m in the ground
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• Most Minerals and Vitamins (C,B1-12,E) depending on flavor • Contains electrolytes • Vapor distilled, de-ionized, and reverse osmosis • Fructose sugar • 50 calories per 8 ounces • Price: $1.49
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and then is naturally mineralized from surrounding rocks. After mineralization it sinks to a depth of 700m and travels towards the aquifer. An aquifer is a layer of loose materials under water table of land. Using well-like machines the water can be easily extracted since substances surrounding it are loose. Nutritionally it is fairly healthy but does not have as wide of a range of nutrients like Vitamin Water®. It does however have almost twice as much as Evian’s® nutrients. For every liter it contains 53.5mg of magnesium and 181mg of calcium while Evian only contains 24mg of magnesium and 78mg of calcium. Unlike other water types San Pellegrino® contains 57.5 of chloride which aids in a steady metabolism. On the downside it contains 449mg of sulfates which can be deadly to some people by causing allergic reactions that can cause difficulty breathing and have no use in the human body. Being the most expensive at an average price of $2.89 per bottle it is not as commonly purchased except for in high –end societies. In New York City 65,000 bottles are sold per day. Besides offering carbonated mineral water San Pellegrino® offers a small variety or carbonated beverages. They make lemonade, bitters which are citrus herbs and chinotto which is similar to an orange. The chinotto is sold In the Hawkshop during sporting events. If you are looking for basic flavor go with flavored water. If you want to have lots of vitamins and minerals as well as flavor go with Vitamin Water®. If you want just minerals and refined spring water go for Evian® or if you have money to spend go for it all and buy carbonated, 100% natural San Pellegrino® mineral water. Or if nothing else is available you can go for plain tap water. At least for students it is free, and ,when calculated into water bills, costs only 2cents per gallon for home owners.
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Top: Staff members Julie Saffley and Teresa Fractious join in holding the Relay for Life sign on the survivors lap around the track. Bottom (Clockwise) – Hope picture: Illuminated bags were arranged on wood letters to light up the word hope to bring moral spirit during the luminary walk. Ivan Wood Bag: One of two bags made in memory of Ivan Wood, a former Terrace student who lost his life to cancer earlier this year. Band Picture: A local band contributed their time to entertain and raise money for the Relay for Life fund.
Story and photos by Navarre Kerr Hawkeye staff
Hawks for Hope and numerous other supporters from South Snohomish county met at Lynnwood High School for the 2008 Relay for Life on May 17and 18. Relay for life is a yearly event put on by the American Cancer Society to help people get involved and contribute in the fight against cancer. Supporting teams got together to “Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back” against cancer. At noon on the 17, cancer survivors spoke about their struggles and triumphs over cancer to kick off the event. Following the speeches they announced the names of all survivors and each survivor was presented with a medal. Among the survivors were staff members Julie Saffley and Teresa Fractious. Survivors then stood on the track until Kat, a young girl battling cancer, cut the purple ribbon and commenced the march around the track. After one lap the names of the supporting teams were announced and the teams proceeded around the track as well. After the walk there were many activities and entertainment offered. There was a water balloon toss, limbo contest, free refreshments from Starbucks and Tully’s, and a live band. Stationed around the track were booths informing about different types of cancer, methods of prevention, and ways to check regular
checkups to find it early and have a higher chance of defeating it. Teams were selling souvenirs including hats, Italian sodas, and arms bands. The Hawks for Hope sold popsicles to raise money. The events carried on throughout the entire night as well. At 10 p.m. there was a luminary walk. Bags had names written on them for those who have fought and those who have died from cancer with candles inside lighting up the track as well as a sign made out of luminary bags that spelled hope. People walked around the track with a melancholy spirit and honored those who are no longer alive due to cancer. Ivan Wood a former Terrace student had two bags lit in honor of him. To lighten the atmosphere there was a midnight movie followed by karaoke from 2 to 4 a.m. To wake up the participants there was a dance at 6 a.m followed by a complimentary pancake and sausage breakfast. To conclude the event they announced which groups raised the most money. Hawks for Hope was the highest raising youth group with over $6,000 going to benefit cancer research. Julie Saffley was second in individual contributors with around $1,650. The closing statement was to remember those who have lost the battle with cancer, celebrate those who have triumphed over cancer, and fight back to find a cure so cancer would no longer take the lives of the ones we love.
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is this normal?!? Dear Andre:
Dear Ms. Nelson:
Kimberly Nelson ITN?! Columnist
ITN?! (Is This Normal?!) 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 Michael Pascual in room 130. Letter writers may choose to remain anonymous for ITN?!
I think that sickness with the Why is a cold called a “cold”? And, why do symptoms of conpeople get more colds in the winter than gestion in the lungs the summer? or sinus passages, aches and pains, Signed, cough, fever and/ Andre or headache often includes the chills so people started calling it a cold. Here are the real facts: Acute viral nasopharyngitis, or acute coryza, usually known as the common cold, is a highly contagious viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory system, primarily caused by picornaviruses (including rhinoviruses) or coronaviruses. Com-
Dear Ms. Nelson:
DUDE. You can’t roll up your running socks Is it true that running can get you high? and smoke them. If so, Weber and LeWarne would Signed, have tried it alHigher Possibilities ready. You also can’t sniff your kicks for a quick fix. That’s just weird. I don’t even know how anyone would even come up with something like that! It is true that running up hill will get you higher than running down hill.
Dear Animal and his Pack:
Dear Ms. Nelson: Could you please write about students who do pranks or vandalism at school? Students think that the pranks hurt the teachers or school but in reality, it really hurts us.
Signed, Animal and Possie (a.k.a. The Custodians)
I can’t imagine a set of custodians in this world who are more dedicated to their school. Who lets you into your classrooms when you forget your book?
Who give you extra change when you need money for the bus? Who helps you into your locker when it’s jammed? Who helps your class get posters hung for Homecoming? Who do you go to ask how your outfit looks? Who helps you set up stuff for senior pranks? Oh, wait, just kidding! Girls, who stands up for you when boys are giving you grief? Who do you go to when you don’t have friends? Who do you ask for help when you need hot water for your Cupo-Noodles? Who do you go to when you need someone to retrieve your balloons? Who gets you boxes for school projects? Who tells you the best stories? Who helps you get food stuck from the vending machine? Who helps you find tables or other equipment?
mon symptoms are sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing and cough; sometimes accompanied by ‘pink eye’, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, muscle weakness, and/or loss of appetite. Fever and extreme exhaustion are more usual in influenza. The symptoms of a cold usually resolve after about one week, but can last up to 14 days. As for why people get cold more in the winter vs. summer it’s because your immune system is often weaker in the winter. Why? Because we get less fruits and veggies for vitamins, we get less fresh air more recycled air because it is colder outside, and/or we get less sunshine. I lifted the info from Wikipedia. Basically, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands and don’t share stuff with other people. Keep yourself germ free. HA! Just kidding. Here’s the deal: endorphins are released in your brain when you exercise. Endorphins may cause a feeling of euphoria, or a sense of intense pleasure. But that is true for any type of exercise. Don’t get excited, you aren’t going to feel the same type of high as drugs or alcohol, which are actually poison ingested that can damage and wreck your body. Instead, while in the middle of a great workout you will go into a kind of altered state. You are in the ZONE. Your body is working itself, doing what bodies do and enjoying itself! Your body wants to work hard, that’s how it was designed. Who will help you to make fun of people mackin’ in the hall? Who brings you candy bars when you are having a bad day? Who helps you escape from a classroom with a broken door handle? Who cleans up your spilled pop, throw up, or other messes? Who gives you the lowdown of what’s really happening at MTHS? Who tells the best jokes? Who is the sunbeam to our rainbow? That’s right; the answer to ALL QUESTIONS in the world is Animal and his Possie!?!? Heck ya! I don’t know a single soul who wouldn’t agree with me. Which causes me to ask a question: Why is it that you guys treat our custodians so poorly? Don’t say “it’s not me, I always pick up my garbage,” because I know you don’t. We need to think about our actions and pranks when we travel throughout our day at Merry Mountlake Terrace High School. My hat is off to Bill, James, Ik, Kim, Lynda, Se and Animal! Thank for all you do! Thanks for listening!
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iPhone SDK upgrade By Robina Hamman A&E Editor
On March 6 Macintosh’s Apple came out with the iPhone SDK, a software program that allows companies to develop its own application. The SDK stands for Software Development Kit, where a company can go to the Apple Web-site, <http:// www.apple.com/>, and apply for the iPhone Developer Program. The application process is simple enough to be completed in a matter of minutes. To enroll in the iPhone Developer Program one needs to already have an account with Apple, which is the same account on iTunes. The process is very similar to signing up for an email account. There is a short series of questions regarding how the individual will use the software and a set of terms and conditions that one must agree to before gaining access to the iPhone Developer Program. One should read the terms and conditions thoroughly instead of just clicking the “I
Agree” button without reading anything. Two programs can be chosen from for the iPhone Developer Program. The Standard Program is for developers who are creating free and commercial applications for iPhone and iPod Touch and costs $99; the Enterprise Program costs $299 is for developers who are creating propriety, in-house applications for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Both of these programs can be purchased online on the Apple Web-site. However, the program is still in its beta stage and currently being refined to make it work better. The iPhone Developer Program will only be available to a limited number of developers while it is in this beta period. It should be safe to say that Apple has made yet another breakthrough in the world of technology and that customers can continue to expect great new products from Apple and the developers that chose to use this product, in the near future and for several years yet to come.
Levy would go toward technology upgrades funds upgrades necessary to meet electrical needs, replacing old office staff comTechnology Editor puters and Tech Support; the fund dedicates a total of $24 to technology alone. Today the Edmonds School District Capital facilities, also known as public is holding an election to renew the services, are aided by this levy in districtTe c h n o l o g y / C a p i t a l wide “Safety and Emergency Replacement Levy through Preparedness,” “ Energy mail-in ballots. This includes electronic Efficiency,” “System Upgrades The levy, expiring in 2008, access, improving door and Asset Protection,” enables funding towards tech- lockdown capabilities, and “Outdoor Facilities/ nology tools such as laptops upgrading alarm systems Partnerships.” This includes for student learning, support and roofs, replacing electronic access, improvfor technology-related proclassroom carpets, ing door lockdown capabilifessional development, and meeting regulatory ties, upgrading alarm systems upgrades and replaces office requirements, and pro- and roofs, replacing classroom staff computers. According to viding funds for outdoor carpets, meeting regulatothe Edmonds School District’s facilities and fields, and ry requirements, and providWeb-site, the levy helps fund “Partnership Program” ing funds for outdoor facili$17.1 million in replacing projects. ties and fields, and “Partnership existing equipment already Program” projects. This would funded by the levy and older cover $7.5 million in funding equipment as time passes. It for the district. In total, the levy also increases the number of “mobile labs” proposes to continue to help fund $31.5 and improves the student-to-computer million in upgrades and maintenances in ratio at schools, as well as educational the ESD. resources and curricular tools. The levy
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Conference focuses on teaching tech By Frank Hume Hawkeye Staff
Teaching with Technology is taking place at the Lynnwood Convention Center on May 28 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event is being hosted by Micro and k12Connected. These two companies are both strong supporters of technology for the purpose of teaching. This event is being held for the purpose of educating people on how to use the new teaching technology. “Teaching with Technology” is directed towards teachers who will use these new products to teach more efficiently. There will also be “break-out sessions.” These sessions are presentations of cutting edge technology presented by the companies that have made the presented products. Calypso Control Systems will be giving a demonstration of their classroom control product line. Audio Enhancement will be demonstrating their
classroom audio amplification systems. Aruba Wireless will be presenting the benefits of their product as well as an overview of wireless technology. Cutting edge technology from top vendors such as Epson, Canon, HP, Lumens, Calypso, Elmo, Aruba, NComputing and Audio Enhancement, as well as product demonstration booths for Smart Technology and Lifesize Video Conferencing. Mirco and k12Connected will be giving away a Smart Board Interactive WhiteBoard, an Elmo Document Camera, an Epson Powerlite 83+ Projector, and much more. To find out more about Micro and k12Connected, go to <http://www. k12connected.com/home.php>. To find out more about the Teaching with Teachnology Event, go to <http://www. k12connected.com/email/techshowcase/ micro_convention.html>.
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Cougars topple soaring Hawks
Sophomore Andrew Woeck feeds a double play ball to senior Garret Totten, who attends King’s School, in Saturday’s 11-5 state loss against Central Kitsap. Totten had two of the Hawks 14 total hits, with two RBIs and a solo home run in the first inning. The duo was able to turn a couple of double plays in the game.
Best season in Terrace history cut short in first round By Colin Diltz Photo Editor
The Hawks gave it their all at Memorial Stadium in Everett, facing Central Kitsap. Unfortunately for this gifted team their post-season was cut short by a devastating loss to the Cougars 11-5 on Saturday. The game started out great with the Hawks leading the Cougars 4-1 through three innings. The game started to slip as the Cougars scored five runs in the fourth. The Hawks struggled for runs and only scored one more in the sixth inning. To seal the win the Cougars rallied for another five in the seventh. Even though the Hawks strongly out-hit the Cougars, they stranded a lot of runners and lost base runners due to base running mistakes. It also seemed that there was a great deal of anxiety overall for both teams which led to errors and mental mistakes. Junior right fielder Ryan Sells said, “We didn’t have a great week of practice and when it came to game
time, we just weren’t comfortable out there, too pumped up for our own good.” Garrett Totten tied the game early with a crushed solo home run that motivated the Hawks, but that motivation wasn’t able to gain enough momentum later in the game and left the Hawks scoring very little. After the runs were piled up on the Hawks, it was time after six and a third innings for pitcher Jake Theis to leave the game. Theis only lost two games this year and it was a frustrating end to a golden season. The whole team is proud of their accomplishments this year though. This team was the first team in the 46-year Terrace baseball history to win a districts championship and place amongst the top teams in the state. Junior first baseman Karsten Strieby is staying positive and believes in the program. “We’re the most talented team to ever come through Terrace, but we just beat ourselves in the end,” Strieby said. “Without question we’ll be the team to beat next year. With eight or nine starting seniors next year it’s going to be a tall task to take a game from us.”
Left: Garret Totten runs the bases after hitting a solo homer in the first. Right: Matt Shafer’s sportsmanship is shown while helping a member of the opposing team flush out his eye with water, after a play put dirt into the player’s eye.
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Ready… set… throw! By Colin Diltz Photo Editor
Chris Wells throws a javelin at a practice on the MTHS field. He doesn’t throw extremely far in practice so he doesn’t hurt himself before the meets.
Hurt and out of practice would make anyone feel down about their ability to perform in their sport. This is not the case for Chris Wells, senior, who just recently set the javelin record for MTHS. The old record was 173 feet and 10 inches, set by Bradley Weber. Wells shot over this record by more than 6 feet, setting the new mark at 179 feet and 11 inches. This record was set on his first throw back from hurting his back at the Oak Harbor Track meet, showing his determination not to let. In a team of three javelin throwers, Wells and his teammates also broke the combined distance record at the Chuck Randell Relays in Arlington earlier this year. His team consisted of himself, Dom Plumage, senior, and Nick Deller, junior. Wells started javelin throwing in his sophomore year and when interviewed he said it all started “when I was a freshman. I tried out for baseball and didn’t make it. (track coach Russ) Vincent said to come out for track, but I didn’t and I went to a baseball league. The next year I tried out for baseball and didn’t make it again and I then decided to join track. It turned out that I was really good at it. Vincent thought from the beginning that I would be a good javelin thrower.” He proclaims himself as a great athlete in all three sports that he plays, which are discus, shot put, and javelin throwing. Wells stated “[I] could have gone to state for shot put. [However], I dropped out of discus and shot put to focus on javelin.” When asked what motivated him, Wells said “what motivated me was Dylan from
Lynnwood High School and he has been throwing good [recently] and I wanted to beat him. His best throw this year was 187 [feet] and I wanted to beat that.” To throw this far surely Wells would have to practice hard everyday, but he said he only practices 15 hours a week. He plans on attending Western Washington University in the fall and wants to do track there also. Already having talked to some of the track coaches there, they said after he has been on the team for awhile, he has a possibility of getting some scholarships. Track isn’t the only thing that Wells is good at. The classes he has taken in his senior year include College Astronomy in the first semester, as long as Chef 2 second semester, and calculus all year long. Just recently, Wells even competed in the Iron Hawk competition, which is a cooking competition, but came up short with his dish. To add even more onto that it seems as Wells couldn’t have any more labor intensive activities going on in his little spare time. This is wrong though because for his senior project he decided to improve a hobby of his, blacksmithing. For his senior project he created a furnace and forged an anvil. Wells said that blacksmithing was not his choice of a career, but “just a hobby.” On weekends he is also constantly doing hard work. He works for Chinook Lumber in Clearview. He works nine hours on Saturday and seven hours on Sunday, with no lunch to break up the time. Wells is a great role model for Terrace athletes. He balances his life with school, track, and just being a student and is still able to have fun.
Swinging away with golf By Derek Giles
the sole champions of WesCo South, then the season would have been great.” This year’s men’s golf squad has had As an individual, Bobby Shoemaker is a solid regular season and individuals definitely satisfied with his season so far. achieved equally as well. Named as an “It’s an honor to be named one of the top all WesCo South honorable mention was golfers in WesCo South with there being senior Jordan Wall and named to first team some elite golfers out there, especially at all WesCo South was senior Kamiak.” captain Bobby Shoemaker. As for a forecast for state, “It’s an honor to be named Shoemaker really isn’t quite These two have been the one of the top golfers in men’s team anchor and have sure what to expect. “Avalon been the leading players WesCo South with there being Golf Course is pretty easy but some elite golfers put there, can get tricky in many places. through nearly every match. especially at Kamiak.” The Hawks most recent Hopefully I’ll be in the top Bobby Shoemaker match was at the 4A Districts 40 players and move on to Golf Captain at Gallery GC. In a clutch day two.” performance, captain Bobby The women’s golf team has Shoemaker was able to place in the top ten had a little bit harder time than the men’s which earned his ticket to state, something golf team. This was not attributed to a lack Shoemaker very much wanted. of talent more of a lack of golfers. Despite the team tying for first in the The lady Hawks finished seventh at the division, captain Shoemaker was slightly WesCo South Championships and were disappointed they couldn’t win the division led by junior standout, Chloe Treece. outright. Treece had an exceptional year and like “For the team I thought this season has Shoemaker, was named to first team allbeen good, but not great. If we were to be WesCo.
Track wraps solid season By Shahrum Ali Hawkeye staff
The Track team is finishing off their year strong, with members going to State and breaking school records. “We had our ups and downs,” says head coach Russ Vincent “but we’re looking strong.” Among the members going to State are sophomore Jenna Donahue for long jump, Kaitlyn Hovick for Javelin, and senior Chris Wells for Javelin. One of the most memorable accomplishments of the season was beating Edmonds Woodway in a head-to-head competition, which coach Vincent says he doesn’t
remember the last time that happened. “I think this year went really good,” says Captain Keri Smith, “the amount of people competing in WesCo South was really phenomenal.” In fact, Vincent was so amazed with the teams endurance and hard work that he lettered everyone who competed, something he had never done before. In terms of the future, it seems like a typical year. Seniors will be leaving, but hopes are high for the freshmen and upperclassmen. Vincent said, “We’ll lose some key seniors, but we have lots of key youth. Although they’re all key players to me.”
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Hawks great season ends one run short of state By Colin Diltz
allowing only one run versus Monroe. The Hawks finished second in the WesCo south division, with only two losses to Jackson. The team worked very hard to get to this and along with baseball was one of the better sports teams for Terrace this year. The team’s overall record was 13-7 and they showed that they could take the challenge from a great variety of teams.
The Hawks had a great season and made it all the way to the Northwest 4A District Tournament. They won the first tournament game versus Stanwood, but fell unfortunately short to Monroe. The game was a complete pitcher dual with the only run scored the whole game was a Monroe run in the third. The previous day they were also able to beat the Knights of Kamiak in a 5-1 victory but were upset later that day by Marysville-Pilchuck by a score of 3-2. Kori Seidlitz pitched the second game on May 17 and even with her great pitching ability, the Hawks weren’t able to score enough to support her performance. The competitiveness showed between the teams was great as both played outstandingly on the defensive side only
Soccer squad looks to improve By Colin Diltz
This year, the men’s soccer team has been struggling. The team only won three games and was placed just ahead of the Lynnwood Royals team, that didn’t win any, in the WesCo south division. The team started off the year with a win over Lynnwood, but had a hard time until they faced the Lynnwood team again in April. Despite the hard work, the Hawks didn’t achieve quite what they wanted. The potential and talent was definitely there, but potential doesn’t mean anything unless you play to your potential. Leading the team in goals was Alejadro Espino, sophomore, “Our team is just young and with three goals. This is about this season showed that.” one third of the goals scored the Manix Alvarez whole season for the team. Soccer Forward Next year the team can only improve though, main scorers Espino and Manix Alvarez will be back again as well as top sophomore goalie, Ben Winters. Alvarez said, “our team is just young and this season showed that. Give us a year or two and our chemistry will be better, our players will be better and we’ll compete with anyone.”
Doubles team shines By Alan Adzhiyev General Manager
Kori Seidlitz winds up for a pitch in a no-hitter performance against Shorecrest. The Hawks won 1-0.
The girl’s tennis team did well this year. Teryn Bouche and Haley Reutimann have gone to Districts for doubles this year, the first in Terrace history. They also made runner-up for state. The team has completely obliterated Lynnwood and won a fair amount of other meets, too. Coach Gigi Johnson said, “The team has come a long way from when we started at the beginning of the season. They’ve improved immensely.” The team plays both doubles and singles at each meet they have. “The girls have been playing really tight matches, a lot of tie breakers. They’re a young team, they’ll be a dynamite team next year. We’ll be a challenge to every team that opposes us.”
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Final spring sports standings Men’s Baseball WesCo Overall W L W L HAWKS (4A) 13 3 17 6 11 5 14 7 Jackson (4A) 10 6 14 9 Meadowdale (3A) 9 7 13 10 Shorewood (4A) Edmonds-Woodway (4A) 9 7 12 11 9 7 11 9 Kamiak (4A) 5 11 7 16 Lynnwood (3A) 4 12 7 16 Shorecrest (3A) 2 14 4 15 Mariner (4A) Softball WesCo Overall W L W L 16 0 19 4 Jackson (4A) HAWKS (4A) 14 2 18 6 9 7 10 11 Shorecrest (3A) 8 8 9 11 Kamiak (4A) 8 8 8 13 Shorewood (4A) 7 9 9 13 Lynnwood (3A) Edmonds-Woodway (4A) 6 10 6 14 3 13 3 17 Mariner (4A) 1 15 1 20 Meadowdale (3A) Men’s Soccer WesCo Overall W L W L 14 1 17 1 Shorewood (4A) 13 3 16 4 Shorecrest (3A) 12 3 13 4 Jackson (4A) 7 5 8 6 Kamiak (4A) 7 5 9 7 Meadowdale (3A) Edmonds-Woodway (4A) 5 8 5 9 4 11 4 11 Mariner (4A) HAWKS (4A) 3 13 3 13 0 16 0 17 Lynnwood (3A) Women’s Tennis WesCo Overall W L W L Edmonds-Woodway (4A) 15 1 15 1 14 2 14 2 Jackson (4A) 12 4 12 4 Shorewood (4A) 8 6 8 6 Kamiak (4A) 7 9 7 9 Meadowdale (3A) 6 8 6 8 Shorecrest (3A) 4 12 4 12 Mariner (4A) HAWKS (4A) 3 13 3 13 0 14 0 14 Lynnwood (4A)
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