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Japan Â Faces Â Long Â Road Â to Â Recovery nuclear Â crisis Â alert Â increased After Â the Â March Â 10 Â earth-Â quake Â and Â tsunami, Â Japan Â has Â been Â left Â reeling By Dylan Williams Photo Editor
Photo courtesy of Desmond Kavanagh.
A mural entitled â€œThe Great Satanâ€? on the walls of the abandoned U.S embassy in Tehran, Iran, portrays the negative attitude towards America that some Iranians still hold today.
The Â Domino Â Effect Â Â Egyptian Â revolution Â ignites Â crisis Â in Â the Â Middle Â East. By Anna Dunlavey Managing Editor
Â Â Â Â Â With Â so Â many Â pivotal Â events Â hap-Â pening Â lately, Â many Â of Â us Â have Â prob-Â ably Â forgotten Â that Â there Â is Â still Â violent Â FRQĂ€LFWLQWKH0LGGOH(DVW,WLVLPSRU-Â tant Â to Â follow Â them Â because Â the Â Mid-Â GOH(DVWLVVXFKDFULWLFDODUHDLQWHUPV of Â terrorism, Â national Â security, Â and Â oil. Â Â While Â some Â countries Â have Â made Â gains Â in Â their Â revolutions, Â others Â have Â become Â more Â and Â more Â unstable. Â Â Â Â Â Hosni Â Mubarak Â may Â no Â longer Â be Â LQSRZHULQ(J\SWEXWWKHLUUHYROXWLRQ is Â far Â from Â over. Â On Â April Â 13, Â Mubarak Â and Â his Â sons, Â Gamal Â and Â Alaa, Â were Â de-Â tained Â for Â questioning Â about Â corruption Â and Â abuse Â of Â power Â during Â his Â 30 Â year Â rule. Â Gamal Â and Â Allah Â were Â brought Â to Â prison, Â while Â the Â 82-Âyear-Âold Â Mubarak Â stayed Â in Â police Â custody Â at Â a Â hospital Â after Â suffering Â a Â heart Â attack. Â Gamal Â and Â Allah Â are Â now Â known Â as Â Prisoner Â 23 Â and Â Prisoner Â 24, Â respectively, Â and Â
are Â now Â adjusting Â to Â being Â inmates. Â Â 2QHSROLFHRIÂżFLDOVDLGÂł%HDULQPLQG they Â are Â very Â brokenâ€ŚThey Â do Â every-Â thing Â they Â are Â asked. Â They Â donâ€™t Â raise Â their Â voices.â€? Â Â Â Â Former Â Tunisian Â leader Â Zine Â el-Â $ELGLQH %HQ$OL LV IDFLQJ FKDUJHV DV ZHOO $IWHU Ă€HHLQJ WKH FRXQWU\ ZKHQ uprisings Â forced Â him Â out Â of Â power, Â %HQ$OLLVQRZIDFLQJOHJDOFDVHV including Â â€œconspiring Â against Â the Â state, Â voluntary Â manslaughter Â and Â drug Â use Â DQG WUDIÂżFNLQJÂ´ DFFRUGLQJ WR 7KH New Â York Â Times. Â Â Â Â Â Â Although Â Tunisia Â has Â made Â gains Â in Â its Â transition Â to Â democracy, Â progress Â has Â not Â been Â as Â fast Â as Â Tunisian Â citi-Â zens Â have Â wanted. Â Lithuanian Â Foreign Â Minister Â for Â Tunisia Â Audronius Â Azub-Â alis Â said, Â â€œThe Â public Â expectations Â for Â big Â changes Â could Â be Â too Â high. Â When Â youâ€™re Â building Â democracy, Â you Â should Â
understand Â that Â it Â requires Â time.â€? Â Â Â Â Protests Â in Â Syria Â have Â become Â more Â and Â more Â violent, Â and Â Syrian Â presi-Â GHQW%DVKDUDO$VVDGKDVKDGWRPDNH changes Â in Â an Â attempt Â to Â hold Â on Â to Â his Â power. Â Recently Â he Â appointed Â a Â new Â governor Â to Â the Â province Â of Â Daara, Â which Â has Â been Â the Â center Â of Â the Â pro-Â tests. Â Mohammad Â Khaled Â al-ÂHannus Â has Â now Â replaced Â former Â governor Â Faysal Â Kalthum. Â On Â March Â 23rd, Â pro-Â testers Â forced Â Kalthum Â from Â his Â posi-Â tion Â as Â governor Â of Â Daara. Â Al Â Jazeera Â (QJOLVK UHSRUWHG WKDW ÂłUHVLGHQWV RI Daraa Â had Â accused Â the Â former Â gover-Â nor Â of Â postponing Â the Â acquisition Â of Â property Â rights Â and Â preventing Â farmers Â from Â drilling Â water Â wells Â for Â irriga-Â tion.â€? Â Â Â Â Â The Â demonstrations Â leading Â up Â to Â this Â pivotal Â event Â left Â dozens Â dead Â and Â Continued on page 2.
Â Â Â Â Â On Â March Â 11th, Â at Â approximately Â 2:46 Â JST Â (Japan Â Standard Â Time) Â a Â 9.0 Â magnitude Â â€œundersea Â mega Â thrust Â HDUWKTXDNHÂ´VWUXFNWKHZHVWHUQ3DFLÂżF Ocean Â located Â 45 Â miles Â east Â of Â the Â Os-Â KLND3HQLQVXODRI7Ç€KRNX-DSDQ Â Â Â Â Â Following Â the Â initial Â earthquake, Â there Â have Â been Â over Â 800 Â aftershock Â earthquakes. Â Also, Â the Â underwater Â na-Â ture Â of Â the Â earthquake Â spurred Â a Â huge Â tsunami Â that Â was Â equally Â as Â powerful Â as Â the Â earthquake Â itself. Â Â The Â tsunami Â destroyed Â much Â of Â Japanâ€™s Â coastline Â islands, Â as Â well Â as Â causing Â an Â astound-Â ing Â number Â of Â additional Â casualties. Â However, Â similar Â to Â the Â moments Â prior Â to Â the Â earthquake, Â there Â were Â warnings Â sent Â out Â by Â the Â JMA Â (Japan Â Meteoro-Â logical Â Agency) Â that Â alerted Â the Â people Â to Â evacuate Â the Â area. Â To Â this Â day, Â the Â Japanese Â people Â are Â very Â grateful Â for Â these Â alerts, Â for Â they Â believe Â they Â saved Â many Â peoples Â lives. Â Â Â Â Â The Â tsunami Â not Â only Â affected Â the Â coastline Â islands Â in Â Japan, Â but Â those Â in Â North Â and Â South Â America Â as Â well. Â It Â is Â said Â that Â it Â was Â felt Â in Â these Â areas, Â yet Â there Â were Â little Â to Â no Â effects. Â Â Â Â Â The Â most Â dangerous Â threat Â of Â this Â earthquake, Â however, Â is Â the Â possibil-Â ity Â of Â a Â nuclear Â explosion Â due Â to Â the Â VLJQLÂżFDQW QXPEHU RI QXFOHDU SRZHU plants Â located Â in Â Japan. Â The Â earth-Â quake Â caused Â The Â Fukushima Â I, Â Fu-Â kushima Â II, Â Onagawa Â Nuclear Â Power Â
Photo courtesy of Joseph Verneon.
A graphic designerâ€™s depiction of the magnitude of Japanâ€™s latest earthquake shows its power.
Plant, Â and Â Tokai Â nuclear Â power Â sta-Â tions Â to Â automatically Â shut Â down. Â Â The Â large Â waves Â of Â the Â tsunami Â knocked Â over Â the Â seawalls Â and Â ruined Â the Â diesel Â backup Â power Â system. Â The Â destruction Â of Â this Â power Â system Â at Â Fukushima Â I Â led Â to Â considerable Â problems Â for Â the Â plant Â and Â caused Â large Â explosions Â and Â radioactive Â leakage. Â Â Â Â Â Additionly, Â at Â Onagawa, Â liters Â of Â radioactive Â water Â spilled. Â Subsequent-Â ly, Â the Â Japanese Â government Â issued Â a Â state Â of Â emergency Â after Â they Â realized Â the Â cooling Â system Â at Â the Â Fukushima Â I Â plant Â failed Â to Â cool Â down Â after Â the Â earthquake. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Upon Â hearing Â of Â the Â state Â of Â emer-Â gency, Â many Â residents Â living Â near Â the Â plant Â evacuated Â their Â homes, Â which Â contributed Â to Â the Â constantly Â rising Â number Â of Â displaced Â people Â after Â the Â earthquake. Â The Â problems Â in Â the Â num-Â ber Â of Â different Â nuclear Â power Â plants Â proves Â to Â be Â a Â huge Â concern Â for Â the Â Japanese Â people Â because Â in Â addition Â to Â worrying Â about Continued on page 3.
Breaking Â the Â Silence Â By Spectrum
Â Â Â Â Â Does Â silence Â hurt Â us? Â Â It Â depends Â on Â your Â perspective. Â Â There Â are Â many Â different Â types Â of Â silence Â (content, Â pensive, Â and Â of Â course, Â awkward). Â Â For Â /*%7VWXGHQWVWKDWLVVWXGHQWVZKR are Â lesbian, Â gay, Â bisexual, Â or Â transgen-Â der), Â silence Â about Â their Â true Â identity Â is Â often Â a Â requirement Â for Â survival Â in Â a Â high Â school Â setting. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â According Â to Â the Â U.S. Â Department Â of Â Health Â and Â Human Â Services, Â suicide Â is Â the Â leading Â cause Â of Â death Â among Â gay Â and Â lesbian Â youth. Â Â Furthermore, Â gay Â and Â lesbian Â youth Â are Â up Â to Â six Â times Â more Â likely Â to Â commit Â suicide Â than Â their Â heterosexual Â peers. Â Â In Â a Â 1993 Â survey Â conducted Â by Â the Â Ameri-Â can Â Association Â of Â University Â Women, Â high Â school Â students Â (both Â gay Â AND Â straight) Â responded Â that Â the Â worst Â harassment Â in Â school Â is Â being Â called Â WORLD NEWS .........................2-3 METRO .....................................4-5 SPORTS....................................6-7 YOUTUBE EXPOSED.............. 8-9 STUDENT INTEREST ...........10-11 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT...12-13 FAREWELL............................14-15
â€œgay.â€? Â Â A Â similar Â 1996 Â study Â found Â that Â in Â a Â typical Â class Â of Â thirty Â students, Â eight Â of Â them Â (or Â approximately Â 27% Â of Â the Â class) Â will Â be Â directly Â affected Â by Â homosexuality, Â either Â because Â they Â SHUVRQDOO\ LGHQWLI\ DV /*%7 RU WKH\ have Â one Â or Â more Â parent Â or Â sibling Â ZKRLGHQWLÂżHVDV/*%7 Â Â Â Â Â Â We Â asked Â a Â few Â lesbian Â and Â bisex-Â ual Â students Â at Â our Â school Â to Â share Â with Â us Â some Â examples Â of Â moments Â when Â they Â have Â been Â made Â to Â feel Â uncom-Â fortable Â or Â unwelcome. Â Â One Â student Â replied, Â â€œIâ€™ve Â heard Â students Â say Â things Â like, Â â€˜my Â hair Â is Â gross Â and Â Iâ€™ve Â got Â a Â ton Â of Â acne Â today Â â€“ Â I Â look Â like Â such Â a Â lesbian!â€™â€? Â Another Â mentioned Â that Â she Â often Â overhears Â comments Â that Â begin Â â€œIâ€™ve Â got Â nothing Â against Â gay Â people Â or Â anything, Â butâ€Śâ€? Â and Â then Â veer Â VRXWKZDUG GHVSLWH WKLV TXDOLÂżFDWLRQ
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Then Â there Â is Â the Â ubiquitous Â but Â hurt-Â ful Â phrase Â â€œno Â homo.â€? Â Â It Â is Â strange Â to Â think Â that Â our Â school, Â which Â is Â known Â for Â its Â emphasis Â on Â building Â communi-Â ty Â and Â social Â awareness, Â would Â foster Â this Â type Â of Â attitude. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Itâ€™s Â cheesy Â and Â somewhat Â of Â a Â clichĂŠ, Â but Â imagine Â how Â you Â would Â feel Â if Â you Â were Â struggling Â to Â accept Â yourself Â in Â a Â place Â where Â your Â feelings Â are Â not Â taken Â seriously. Â Â Not Â such Â a Â great Â feeling, Â is Â it? Â Â The Â experience Â of Â overhearing Â your Â peers Â carelessly Â toss Â around Â hurtful Â remarks Â while Â you Â qui-Â etly Â struggle Â with Â your Â own Â feelings Â of Â inadequacy Â and Â crushing Â anxiety Â over Â acceptance Â by Â your Â family Â and Â our Â larger Â society Â which Â undoubtedly Â WULJJHUV DQG HYHQ PDJQLÂżHV WKHVH OD-Â WHQW IHHOLQJV RI LVRODWLRQ %XW SOHDVH Continued on page 11.
Photo courtesy of Liz Cantenaci.
The rainbow is a symbol often associated with gay pride. Here, during a march to support gay marriage, marchers carry the symbol with pride.
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Here and Now Issue 4
A Â World Â in Â Crisis By Anna Dunlavey Assignment Desk
Continued From Front
Photo courtesy of James Watkins
Tumult in Egypt grows with a recent riot at Tahrir Square
Kalthumâ€™s Â residence Â burned Â down. Â The Â appointment Â of Â Hannus Â was Â im-Â mediately Â dismissed Â as Â â€œnot Â enoughâ€? Â by Â the Â protesters. Â In Â the Â words Â of Â one Â activist, Â â€œThe Â residents Â of Â Daraa Â want Â more Â than Â a Â switch Â in Â governor Â -Â Â they Â want Â the Â security Â services Â to Â stop Â op-Â pressing Â them, Â the Â emergency Â law Â lifted, Â property Â rights Â respected, Â the Â detained Â freed Â and Â freedom Â of Â expres-Â sion Â guaranteed.â€? Â Â Â Â The Â majority Â of Â the Â population Â of Â WKHVPDOOLVODQGNLQJGRPRI%DKUDLQLV Shiâ€™a Â Muslim. Â However, Â the Â country Â itself Â is Â controlled Â by Â the Â Sunni Â mi-Â nority. Â This Â is Â similar Â to Â the Â political Â situations Â in Â Iraq Â under Â Saddam Â Hus-Â sein Â and Â Iran. Â When Â the Â wave Â of Â revo-Â OXWLRQ UHDFKHG %DKUDLQ LW DSSHDUHG
that Â the Â marginalized Â Shiite Â popula-Â WLRQ ZRXOG ÂżQDOO\ EH KHDUG 7KH RS-Â timistic Â protests, Â demonstrations, Â and Â speeches Â calling Â for Â freedom Â when Â %DKUDLQÂśV .LQJ +DPDG ELQ ,VDO DO Khalifa Â cracked Â down. Â On Â March Â 14, Â he Â declared Â a Â state Â of Â emergency Â in Â the Â country, Â and Â security Â forces Â halted Â the Â once Â exuberant Â protests Â in Â Pearl Â Square Â with Â bullets Â and Â tear Â gas. Â The Â King Â has Â also Â invited Â troops Â from Â United Â Arab Â (PLUDWHVDQG6DXGL$UDELDWRVXSSRUW him. Â Security Â forces Â have Â the Â right Â to Â search Â houses Â without Â a Â warrant Â and Â to Â dissolve Â and Â organization Â deemed Â to Â be Â a Â threat Â to Â the Â state. Â Aqeelah Â Wahab Â spoke Â to Â the Â New Â York Â Times Â DERXWWKHVLWXDWLRQLQ%DKUDLQ6KHLV the Â daughter Â of Â Abdul Â Wahab Â Hussein, Â
the Â leader Â of Â the Â rebel Â Shiite Â group Â Al Â Wafa, Â who Â is Â now Â in Â prison. Â Wahab, Â an Â activist Â herself, Â said, Â â€œPeople Â are Â in Â shock Â because Â of Â the Â intensity Â of Â the Â crackdown. Â With Â this Â government, Â you Â donâ€™t Â know Â what Â they Â will Â do. Â The Â people Â are Â taking Â a Â break Â to Â see Â what Â the Â government Â will Â do Â with Â the Â pris-Â oners.â€? $QGZHFDQQRWIRUJHWWKHFRQĂ€LFWV in Â Libya, Â which Â have Â been Â occurring Â since Â February Â 16. Â Rebels Â are Â trying Â to Â take Â down Â their Â leader, Â Colonel Â Muam-Â PDU *KDGDÂż 3URWHVWV EHJDQ LQ WKH WRZQV RI %D\DGD =LQWDQ %HQJKD]L Libyaâ€™s Â second Â largest Â city, Â and Â Trip-Â ROL /LE\DÂśV FDSLWDO (YHQWXDOO\ WKHVH protests Â spread Â across Â the Â entire Â coun-Â try, Â from Â the Â western Â cities Â of Â Darnah, Â Ajdabiyy, Â and Â Tobruk, Â to Â the Â eastern Â cities Â of Â Zawarah, Â Sabratha, Â and Â Mi-Â surata. Â As Â protests Â spread, Â they Â grew Â more Â violent. Â Rebels Â protested Â with Â gasoline Â bombs, Â rocks, Â and Â machetes. Â *KDGDÂżÂśV IRUFHV UHWDOLDWHG E\ GULY-Â LQJWUXFNVGRZQWKHVWUHHWVDQGÂżULQJ randomly, Â as Â well Â as Â dropping Â small Â bombs Â from Â planes. Â Some Â military Â forces Â called Â upon Â by Â the Â government Â actually Â turned Â to Â help Â the Â protestors Â instead. Â NATO Â is Â now Â attempting Â to Â aid Â the Â rebels, Â the Â majority Â of Â who Â are Â LOOHTXLSSHGIRUÂżJKWLQJ2QHH[DPSOH of Â this Â is Â the Â establishment Â of Â a Â No-ÂFly Â Zone Â over Â Libya. Â This Â No-ÂFly Â Zone Â means Â that Â it Â is Â illegal Â for Â any Â govern-Â PHQW SODQHV WR Ă€\ RYHU DQG VKRRW RQ protestors. Â The Â United Â Nations Â is Â aid-Â ing Â Libya Â as Â well, Â by Â providing Â medi-Â cal Â supplies Â and Â food. Â Libya Â is Â still Â in Â a Â precarious Â state, Â however, Â with Â ÂżJKWLQJVSUHDGDFURVVWKHFRXQWU\DQG neither Â rebels Â nor Â government Â forces Â ready Â to Â give Â in. 7KH QHZV LQ WKH 0LGGOH (DVW LV constantly Â changing Â and Â developing. Â Keep Â following Â all Â that Â is Â happening. Â If Â you Â ignore Â it Â now, Â you Â will Â have Â a Â whole Â lot Â to Â catch Â up Â on Â later.
A tornado occurred on April 27 in Alabama
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An Â American Â Tragedy Â By Laura Kraisinger Editor-in-Chief
Â Â Â Â Â WKLOHWKH0LGGOH(DVWDQG-DSDQ are Â have Â been Â dealing Â with Â ongoing Â di-Â sasters, Â the Â United Â States Â recently Â has Â experienced Â a Â tragedy Â of Â its Â own Â this Â week Â as Â a Â series Â of Â highly Â deadly Â tor-Â nados Â ripped Â through Â the Â South. Â Â The Â state Â that Â has Â been Â hit Â the Â hardest Â by Â this Â natural Â disaster Â is Â Alabama, Â with Â a Â current Â death Â toll Â of Â 206, Â out Â of Â a Â total Â 291 Â deceased Â in Â the Â South, Â according Â to Â the Â New Â York Â Times. Â Â Tuscaloosa, Â home Â of Â the Â University Â of Â Alabama, Â has Â been Â riddled Â with Â destruction. Â Â Â Â Â Â With Â southern Â colleges Â on Â the Â minds Â of Â many Â at Â Stone Â Ridge, Â and Â alum Â Kimmy Â Horning Â (â€™10) Â attend-Â ing Â UA, Â it Â is Â unsettling Â to Â think Â that Â a Â mile-Âwide Â tornado Â blew Â through Â Ala-Â bama Â last Â Wednesday. Â Â Thankfully, Â the Â University Â has Â thus Â far Â avoided Â major Â WUDJHG\ KRZHYHU ÂżQDOV KDYH EHHQ cancelled Â and Â commencement Â pushed Â EDFN LQWR$XJXVW *RYHUQRU %HQWOH\ of Â Alabama Â tells Â the Â New Â York Â Times Â that Â Alabama Â is Â â€œgoing Â to Â have Â to Â have Â help Â from Â the Â federal Â government Â in Â order Â to Â get Â through Â this Â in Â an Â expedi-Â tious Â way.â€? Â Â Â Â Â Unfortunately, Â Alabama Â was Â not Â the Â
only Â state Â to Â experience Â the Â disastrous Â tornado Â systems. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â According Â to Â the Â Associated Â Press, Â both Â Tennessee Â and Â Mississippi Â have Â reported Â a Â death Â toll Â of Â 33, Â Georgia Â 15, Â Virginia Â 5, Â and Â Kentucky, Â 1. Â Â This Â death Â toll Â of Â a Â total Â 291 Â American Â lives Â FRPHV DIWHU D FRQÂżUPHG WRUQD-Â dos Â have Â touched Â down, Â breaking Â the Â 1975 Â record. Â Â As Â our Â attention Â has Â been Â drawn Â to Â the Â international Â arena Â since Â hurricane Â Katrina Â struck Â New Â Orleans Â back Â in Â 2005, Â this Â tragedy Â has Â certain-Â ly Â hit Â home. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â After Â the Â nuclear Â scare Â in Â Japan, Â we Â here Â in Â the Â United Â States Â unfortu-Â nately Â experienced Â a Â similar Â mishap Â DW WKH %URZQV )HUU\ 1XFOHDU 3ODQW LQ Alabama, Â where Â transmitters Â were Â damaged Â by Â the Â storm. Â Â The Â New Â York Â Times Â reports Â that Â over Â a Â million Â people Â have Â lost Â power Â across Â south-Â ern Â states. Â Â The Â American Â Red Â Cross, Â an Â organization Â that Â depends Â on Â dona-Â tions Â for Â support, Â is Â responding Â to Â the Â destruction Â to Â help Â get Â these Â southern Â states Â back Â on Â track Â following Â these Â deadly Â tornados. Â Â
AIDS Â in Â Our Â Nationâ€™s Â Capital:
The Â insidious Â epidemic Â too Â often Â ignored By Shawn Gannon Copy Editor
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% of Diagnosed cases of AIDS in DC by race.
Â Â Â Â Â When Â you Â think Â of Â HIV/AIDS, Â what Â do Â you Â think Â of? Â What Â kind Â of Â people Â do Â you Â think Â of Â it Â affecting? Â )RU PDQ\ WKH ÂżUVW WKLQJ WKDW FRPHV WR PLQG LV WKH 5(' FDPSDLJQ WKDW many Â prominent Â companies Â are Â in-Â volved Â with-Â-ÂGap, Â Starbucks, Â Apple, Â and Â Converse, Â to Â name Â a Â few. Â It Â seems Â like Â a Â vague Â concept, Â with Â a Â goal Â you Â know Â you Â are Â helping Â by Â buying Â the Â products, Â but Â nothing Â that Â would Â ever Â have Â relevance Â to Â your Â daily Â life. Â Â Â Â Â Think Â again. Â Says Â President Â Obama, Â â€œWe Â often Â speak Â about Â AIDS Â as Â if Â itâ€™s Â going Â on Â somewhere Â else, Â and Â for Â good Â reason. Â This Â is Â a Â virus Â that Â has Â touched Â lives Â and Â decimated Â commu-Â nities Â around Â the Â world, Â particularly Â LQ$IULFD%XWRIWHQRYHUORRNHGLVWKH fact Â that Â we Â face Â a Â serious Â HIV/AIDS Â epidemic Â of Â our Â own. Â Right Â here Â in Â Washington, Â DC, Â and Â right Â here Â in Â the Â United Â States Â of Â America.â€? Â Â Â Â Â This Â becomes Â unbearably Â obvious Â when Â you Â look Â at Â the Â numbers-Â-ÂDC Â is Â the Â United Â Stateâ€™s Â HIV/AIDS Â capital, Â with Â the Â highest Â HIV Â rate Â in Â the Â entire Â country. Â 33 Â million Â people Â worldwide Â are Â living Â with Â HIV, Â with Â DC Â having Â a Â 3% Â infection Â rate-Â-Â Â meaning Â 3% Â of Â all Â those Â living Â in Â DC Â are Â infected Â with Â the Â disease. Â Thatâ€™s Â 60,000 Â people Â in Â the Â District Â only Â who Â struggle Â with Â HIV/AIDS. Â Â Â Â Â The Â sheer Â number Â of Â people Â infected Â
with Â HIV/AIDS Â in Â Washington, Â DC, Â is Â QRWWKHRQO\VKRFNLQJVWDWLVWLF%URNHQ down Â by Â race, Â gender, Â and Â geographi-Â cal Â location, Â the Â statistics Â become Â even Â more Â stark Â and Â horrifying. Â 71.7% Â of Â those Â living Â with Â HIV/AIDS Â are Â men, Â and Â 76.3% Â of Â all Â those Â living Â with Â the Â disease Â are Â black. Â People Â infected Â with Â HIV Â through Â injection Â drug Â use Â ac-Â counted Â for Â 9% Â of Â all Â HIV Â diagnoses Â in Â 2007. Â Wards Â 6 Â and Â 8 Â have Â the Â high-Â est Â concentrated Â population Â of Â those Â living Â with Â the Â disease-Â-Â2.8% Â in Â both-Â -Âwhile Â Ward Â 3, Â where Â the Â majority Â of Â us Â live Â (Ward Â 3 Â encompasses Â Chevy Â Chase, Â Cleveland Â Park, Â Friendship Â Heights, Â the Â Palisades, Â Tenleytown, Â to Â name Â a Â few) Â has Â he Â smallest Â rate Â of Â people Â living Â with Â HIV/AIDS Â in Â the Â GLVWULFW7KLVUDWHLVVLJQLÂżFDQWO\ smaller Â than Â all Â other Â wards. Â Â Â Â Â While Â homo Â and Â heterosexual Â in-Â tercourse Â are Â the Â top Â two Â causes Â for Â the Â spread Â of Â the Â disease, Â the Â use Â of Â needles Â to Â inject Â drugs Â directly Â into Â oneâ€™s Â body Â is Â the Â third Â leading Â cause. Â And Â while Â it Â may Â sound Â controver-Â sial Â that Â there Â is Â government Â funding Â for Â programs Â that Â allow Â drug Â users Â to Â exchange Â their Â dirty Â needles Â for Â steril-Â ized Â ones, Â it Â is Â a Â major Â step Â in Â prevent-Â ing Â the Â spread Â of Â HIV/AIDS. Â Drug Â use Â is Â not Â condoned, Â but Â the Â government Â believes Â that Â it Â is Â better Â to Â at Â least Â pro-Â vide Â addicts Â with Â sterile Â equipment Â to Â protect Â other Â aspects Â of Â their Â health. Â â€œWith Â people Â addicted Â to Â any Â sort Â of Â
substance, Â you Â canâ€™t Â expect Â them Â to Â stop Â immediately,â€? Â says Â Kayleigh Â White, Â the Â needle Â exchange Â and Â medical Â clinic Â co-Â RUGLQDWRUDW%UHDGIRUWKH&LW\DQRUJD-Â nization Â which Â provides Â clean Â needles. Â Â Â Â Â Â So Â what Â is Â being Â done Â to Â prevent Â this Â horrible Â and Â very Â real Â epidemic? Â Inter-Â QDWLRQDOO\WKH5('FDPSDLJQKDVMRLQHG with Â stylish Â and Â popular Â companies Â to Â produce Â products Â that Â people Â both Â want Â and Â that Â will Â help Â a Â cause. Â Up Â to Â 50% Â of Â the Â proceeds Â go Â to Â the Â Global Â Fund, Â which Â will Â help Â invest Â in Â HIV Â and Â AIDS Â programs. Â Â Â Â Â There Â are Â also Â many Â local Â organi-Â zations Â who Â have Â made Â it Â their Â mission Â WR ÂżJKW DLGV 7KH '& &HQWHU SURPRWHV VH[XDO KHDOWK ZLWKLQ WKH /*%7 FRP-Â munity, Â there Â are Â three Â operating Â needle Â exchange Â programs Â at Â this Â time, Â and Â The Â Housing Â of Â Urban Â Developmentsâ€™ Â Hous-Â ing Â Opportunities Â for Â Persons Â with Â AIDS Â provides Â grants Â that Â help Â those Â living Â with Â the Â disease Â to Â afford Â homes. Â Ad-Â ditionally, Â domestic Â spending Â on Â HIV/ AIDS Â is Â expected Â to Â rise Â to Â $21.4 Â billion Â next Â year, Â a Â $1 Â billion Â dollar Â increase Â from Â last Â year. Â Â Â Â Â With Â additional Â help Â and Â funding, Â these Â organizations Â will Â surely Â make Â a Â difference Â in Â the Â lives Â of Â those Â living Â with Â HIV/AIDS, Â providing Â them Â with Â the Â best Â quality Â of Â life Â as Â they Â struggle Â with Â this Â disease Â and, Â in Â the Â end, Â hope-Â fully Â leading Â to Â a Â cure.
Stone Ridge May 25, 2011
Democrats Â Shy Â Away Â From Â Confrontation By Anna Dunlavey Assignment Desk
Â Â Â People Â knew Â that Â the Â new Â Repub-Â lican Â governor Â of Â Wisconsin, Â Scott Â Walker, Â would Â bring Â change Â to Â the Â state, Â but Â no Â one Â knew Â how Â much Â change Â he Â would Â bring. Â He Â and Â other Â Republicans Â proposed Â a Â bill Â that Â would Â FXW PDQ\ EHQHÂżWV IRU XQLRQV LQFOXG-Â ing Â teacherâ€™s Â unions. Â One Â of Â the Â cuts Â is Â the Â privilege Â of Â collective Â bargaining. Â &ROOHFWLYH EDUJDLQLQJ LV GHÂżQHG E\ Oxford Â American Â Dictionary Â as, Â â€œNe-Â gotiation Â of Â wages Â and Â other Â condi-Â tions Â of Â employment Â by Â an Â organized Â body Â of Â employees.â€? Â With Â collective Â bargaining, Â union Â workers Â speak Â with Â one Â voice. Â Without Â collective Â bargain-Â ing, Â union Â workers Â would Â be Â heard Â as Â a Â confused Â jumble Â of Â different Â voices, Â instead Â of Â one Â strong Â voice. Â Â Â Â Â Â Knowing Â that Â they Â would Â be Â out-Â voted Â because Â there Â are Â more Â Repub-Â licans Â in Â the Â Wisconsin Â senate, Â the Â 'HPRFUDWV Ă€HG WKH VWDWH 7KH ZD\ Demonstrations in Madison, WI against a proposed collective bargaining bill
that Â the Â bill Â was Â originally Â presented, Â they Â could Â not Â vote Â unless Â at Â least Â one Â member Â from Â each Â party Â was Â present. Â Â Â Â Â While Â the Â Democrats Â hid Â in Â secret, Â later Â found Â out Â to Â be Â Illinois, Â protestors Â took Â to Â the Â streets Â of Â Madison Â to Â let Â the Â government Â know Â how Â they Â felt Â about Â WKHUHPRYDORIWKLVSULYLOHJH%HFDXVH there Â were Â also Â efforts Â to Â make Â Uni-Â versity Â of Â Wisconsin Â Madison Â a Â pri-Â vate Â university, Â student Â defended Â their Â school Â as Â a Â public Â university. Â Â Â Â Â However, Â the Â Republicans Â found Â a Â ORRSKROH %\ VHSDUDWLQJ WKH ELOO IURP a Â larger Â set Â of Â laws Â and Â making Â it Â in-Â dependent, Â Republicans Â could Â vote Â without Â any Â Democrats Â present. Â This Â bill Â has Â passed, Â and Â time Â will Â tell Â how Â it Â affects Â the Â state Â and Â even Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â country. Â Depending Â on Â how Â the Â loss Â of Â collective Â bargaining Â goes Â for Â Wisconsin, Â other Â states Â could Â attempt Â it Â to Â take Â it Â away Â as Â well.
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Continued From Front
In Â the Â Wake Â of Â a Â Quake By Dylan Williams Photo Editor their Â homes, Â work, Â and Â loved-Âones, Â they Â must Â also Â now Â worry Â about Â their Â food Â and Â water Â being Â contaminated Â by Â the Â leaking Â and Â tainted Â chemicals. 5DQNHGÂżIWKRQWKHVFDOHRIODUJHVW earthquakes, Â the Â Japanese Â earthquake Â had Â drastic Â physical Â and Â emotional Â effects Â on Â the Â country. Â Although Â it Â did Â not Â occur Â near Â the Â capital Â city Â of Â Toyko, Â Sendai, Â another Â major Â city Â in Â Japan Â located Â closer Â to Â the Â epicenter Â of Â WKH HDUWKTXDNH ZDV VLJQLÂżFDQWO\ DI-Â fected. Â With Â buildings, Â stores, Â houses, Â and Â parks Â all Â destroyed, Â inhabitants Â of Â the Â city Â of Â Sendai Â must Â now Â look Â at Â rebuilding Â and Â reshaping Â their Â home-Â town. Â Â Â Â Â With Â the Â loss Â of Â business Â and Â eco-Â nomic Â structure Â within Â Sendai Â came Â many Â causalities Â as Â well. Â Therefore, Â before Â they Â can Â begin Â the Â reconstruc-Â WLRQ SURFHVV WKH\ PXVW ÂżUVW DGGUHVV the Â grieving Â process Â a Â process Â that Â will Â likely Â continue Â for Â many Â years. Â Â Â Â Â If Â you Â want Â to Â know Â how Â you Â can Â personally Â help Â Japan Â bounce Â back Â from Â this Â horrible Â tragedy, Â a Â good Â place Â to Â start Â is Â to Â ask Â people Â in Â the Â
Stone Â Ridge Â community Â who Â have Â al-Â ready Â started Â their Â efforts. Â First Â of Â all, Â at Â the Â annual Â used Â book Â sale Â this Â year, Â a Â group Â of Â lower Â and Â middle Â school Â students Â held Â a Â drink Â sale Â at Â the Â con-Â cession Â stand Â to Â raise Â money Â to Â send Â to Â
Sendai, Â another Â major Â city Â in Â Japan, Â located Â closer Â to Â the Â epicenter Â of Â the Â earthquake Â was Â VLJQLÂżFDQWO\DIIHFWHG Japan. Â During Â the Â season Â of Â Lent Â there Â was Â an Â ongoing Â penny Â drive, Â of Â which Â the Â proceeds Â will Â go Â to Â Japan. Â The Â peo-Â ple Â of Â Japan Â are Â very Â grateful Â for Â all Â the Â help Â they Â have Â received-Â-Âany Â aid Â they Â receive Â is Â valuable. Â Donâ€™t Â worry Â if Â you Â cannot Â donate Â the Â biggest Â and Â greatest Â portion: Â even Â if Â itâ€™s Â just Â your Â weekly Â allowance, Â anything Â counts, Â and Â can Â truly Â help Â the Â Japanese Â people Â recover Â from Â this Â horrible Â tragedy.
A list of government agencies planning budget cuts in 2011.
Photo courtesy of Liz Chmura (â€˜12).
Extending Â the Â Budget: President Â Obamaâ€™s Â Mission Â To Â Help Â the Â Economy
By Lindy Firstenberg Staff Writer Â Â Â The Â United Â States Â will Â add Â one Â tril-Â
Tsunami and earthquake damage in Japan
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OLRQGROODUVWRWKHGHÂżFLWHDFK\HDUIRU the Â next Â three Â years. Â Â President Â Obama Â set Â up Â a Â bipartisan Â commission Â to Â in-Â vestigate Â the Â issue Â of Â the Â budget. Â Â Af-Â ter Â investigation, Â their Â response Â was Â to Â raise Â the Â retirement Â age. Â However, Â Obama Â is Â not Â touching Â entitlements Â because Â it Â would Â be Â political Â suicide Â and Â he Â is Â seeking Â re-Âelection. Â Â The Â democratsâ€™ Â contribution Â to Â the Â game Â of Â politics Â is Â to Â play Â it Â safe Â and Â wait Â for Â the Â republicans Â to Â propose Â the Â suicidal Â yet Â desperately Â needed Â op-Â tion. Â Â The Â waiting Â game Â is Â risking Â the Â \RXQJVWHUVJHQHUDWLRQÂśVIXWXUH%\QRW dealing Â with Â this Â issue Â now, Â taxes Â will Â go Â through Â the Â roof Â with Â life-Âaltering Â effects. Â Â Â Â Â Obama Â is Â going Â to Â the Â middle Â of Â the Â isle Â more Â than Â ever Â to Â ensure Â his Â re-Âelection, Â even Â when Â it Â comes Â to Â the Â budgetary Â debate. Â Â Republicans Â want Â to Â cut Â 60 Â billion Â dollars Â from Â discre-Â
tionary;Íž Â a Â life Â altering Â number Â that Â would Â take Â away Â many Â of Â the Â perks Â of Â being Â American. Â Â Democrats Â are Â will-Â ing Â to Â simply Â cut Â â€œearmarks,â€? Â unnec-Â essary Â spending, Â such Â as Â some Â aspects Â RI GHIHQVH UHSUHVHQWLQJ RQH ÂżIWK RI our Â entire Â budget. Â Â Â Â Â Finally, Â lawmakers Â and Â the Â White Â House Â have Â come Â to Â an Â agreement Â on Â the Â FY Â 2011 Â federal Â budget. Â Â The Â bill Â contains Â about Â $38 Â billion Â in Â cuts. Â Â Â Â Â The Â budget Â is Â tight Â and Â everyone Â is Â taking Â a Â hit. Â Â Currently Â NASAâ€™s Â bud-Â get Â contains Â funding Â for Â two Â contro-Â versial Â items: Â a Â new Â space Â capsule Â and Â a Â heavy-Âlift Â rocket. Â Â There Â will Â be Â cuts Â to Â NASA, Â but Â part Â of Â the Â proposal Â is Â to Â privatize Â it. Â Â Corporate Â support Â will Â be Â sought Â out Â in Â order Â to Â fund Â efforts, Â but Â as Â America Â goes, Â they Â will Â have Â their Â own Â motives Â to Â do Â so. Â Â In Â addi-Â tion, Â the Â Shuttle, Â what Â one Â takes Â to Â get Â up Â to Â the Â International Â Space Â Station, Â will Â run Â much Â less Â frequently. Â Â Many Â
are Â worried Â that Â the Â US Â will Â loose Â their Â edge Â in Â space Â exploration Â and Â knowl-Â edge. Â Â While Â the Â next Â big Â initiative Â is Â mars, Â we Â will Â make Â slower Â progress Â to Â complete Â it. Â Â This Â is Â what Â privatiz-Â ing Â a Â government Â corporation Â does, Â it Â invites Â other Â interests Â in Â and Â becomes Â riskier. Â Â Â Â Â Part Â of Â space Â exploration Â is Â to Â do Â H[SHULPHQWV RQ PDWHULDOV DQG WR ÂżQG minerals Â and Â materials Â unknown Â that Â we Â can Â use Â on Â earth. Â Â There Â are Â twenty Â rare Â minerals Â found Â on Â earth Â that Â re Â in Â high Â demand Â by Â electronic Â compa-Â nies. Â Â These Â minerals Â are Â very Â useful Â in Â electronics, Â for Â example, Â in Â batteries. Â Â Since Â the Â US Â does Â not Â mine Â as Â much Â and Â China Â has Â bought Â up Â companies Â that Â sell Â these Â minerals, Â we Â are Â loos-Â ing Â our Â edge. Â Â Losing Â our Â advantage Â is Â dangerous. Â Â As Â Mr. Â Maczynski Â said, Â â€œIt Â becomes Â not Â a Â public Â interest Â to Â the Â mission. Â Â It Â becomes Â a Â private Â interest Â to Â the Â mission.â€?
Stress Â Relieving Â Changes Â for Â Next Â Academic Â Year Breaking Â News: Â Stone Â Ridge Â Upper Â School Â administrationâ€™s Â decisions Â to Â â€œmaximize Â learningâ€? By Gaby Keane Photo Editor
Photo courtesy of Iana Kozelsky (â€˜12).
Natsha Armstrong (â€˜14) and Greer Smith (â€˜14) take advantage of their free time in the library to cram in as much homework as possible with their busy schedules.
Â Â Â Â Â Imagine Â a Â world Â where Â the Â days Â before Â Christmas Â break Â were Â not Â marred Â with Â the Â stress Â of Â midterms, Â yet Â you Â also Â did Â not Â have Â to Â worry Â about Â taking Â midterms Â upon Â return Â to Â school Â post-Âbreak. Â If Â you Â are Â lacking Â in Â imagination Â you Â need Â not Â worry Â as, Â starting Â next Â year, Â midterms Â will Â no Â longer Â be Â a Â part Â of Â Stone Â Ridgeâ€™s Â year. Â Â Â Â Â Getting Â rid Â of Â midterms Â has Â long Â been Â an Â idea Â of Â Ms. Â Morinâ€™s, Â yet Â working Â out Â all Â of Â the Â kinks Â and Â get-Â ting Â everybody Â on Â board Â has Â taken Â years Â to Â perfect. Â Ms. Â Morin Â did Â not Â make Â the Â decision Â to Â cancel Â midterms Â lightly;Íž Â hours Â of Â research Â and Â meet-Â ings Â with Â a Â professional Â scheduling Â consultant Â were Â just Â a Â small Â part Â of Â the Â major Â process Â it Â required. Â Studies Â have Â shown Â that Â students Â in Â general Â
will Â resort Â to Â last Â minute Â preparations Â for Â midterms, Â an Â ineffective Â method Â RI OHDUQLQJ 7KH VLJQLÂżFDQW DPRXQW of Â stress Â that Â accompanies Â midterms Â is Â not Â proportional Â to Â the Â small Â bump Â in Â the Â semester Â grade Â that Â a Â success-Â ful Â midterm Â will Â give. Â Looking Â at Â the Â outcome Â of Â midterms Â taken Â in Â this Â past Â year Â revealed Â that Â a Â small Â minority Â of Â studentâ€™s Â grades Â were Â helped Â by Â these Â exams Â while Â the Â vast Â majority Â of Â se-Â mester Â grades Â either Â stayed Â the Â same Â or Â went Â down. Â Â Â Â Â Â For Â those Â worried Â about Â lacking Â in Â preparedness Â for Â college Â exams Â by Â not Â taking Â midterms, Â they Â need Â not Â fret. Â In Â college, Â â€œthereâ€™s Â usually Â three Â exams. Â 7KH ÂżUVW WKLUG RI \RXU VHPHVWHU \RX take Â one Â exam, Â second Â third Â is Â another Â H[DPDQGÂżQDOWKLUGLVMXVWEDVHGRQ
that Â part Â so Â [Ms. Â Morin] Â [does] Â not Â think Â weâ€™re Â not Â preparing Â you Â for Â college Â by Â GRLQJ WKLVÂ´ %HFDXVH WKH ÂżUVW VHPHVWHU LVRQO\RIDVWXGHQWÂśVÂżQDOJUDGH having Â midterms Â that Â carry Â as Â much, Â RU PRUH VWUHVV DV ÂżQDOV LQ 0D\ PDGH too Â little Â sense Â to Â Ms. Â Morin Â and Â the Â administration Â to Â ignore. Â Stone Â Ridge Â is Â known Â for Â its Â rigorous Â academics Â and Â high Â standard Â of Â learning Â which, Â while Â necessary Â for Â a Â quality Â education, Â FDXVHVDJUHDWDPRXQWRIVWUHVV%\JHW-Â ting Â rid Â of Â midterms, Â Ms. Â Morin Â hopes Â to Â relieve Â as Â much Â unnecessary Â stress Â as Â possible Â for Â the Â students. Â She Â â€œlooked Â at Â a Â lot Â of Â other Â Sacred Â Heart Â schools Â and Â saw Â that Â many Â had Â already Â done Â away Â with Â midterms Â with Â great Â success, Â so Â weâ€™re Â not Â certainly Â the Â only Â ones Â do-Â ing Â it.â€? 1R PLGWHUPV PHDQV WKDW WKH ÂżUVW semester Â will Â end Â in Â mid-ÂJanuary Â rath-Â er Â than Â early Â December. Â Rather Â than Â WKH ÂżUVW VHPHVWHU KROGLQJ ZHLJKW and Â the Â second Â semester Â holding Â 60% Â ZHLJKW LQ WKH ÂżQDO FDOFXODWLRQV RI WKH yearâ€™s Â average, Â both Â semesters Â will Â hold Â 50% Â weight. Â Though Â many Â students Â YLHZPLGWHUPVDVV\PEROLFRIWKHÂżUVW semester Â coming Â to Â a Â close Â and Â enjoy Â returning Â to Â school Â with Â that Â clean Â slate, Â there Â will Â be Â no Â homework Â over Â Christ-Â mas Â and Â Ms. Â Morin Â believes Â that Â â€œthe Â good Â outweighs Â the Â badâ€? Â in Â the Â effects Â no Â midterms Â will Â have. Â Â Â Â Â While Â the Â lack Â of Â midterms Â stands Â out Â as Â the Â major Â change Â for Â the Â coming Â years, Â the Â administration Â have Â made Â
other Â decisions Â that Â will Â be Â felt Â by Â the Â Upper Â School Â community. Â They Â hope Â to Â â€œget Â as Â many Â school Â days Â back Â as Â possible, Â especially Â the Â almost Â two Â full Â weeks Â missed Â for Â midtermsâ€? Â in Â order Â to Â maximize Â learning Â and Â escape Â the Â disruption Â brought Â on Â by Â the Â many Â missed Â school Â days Â this Â year. Â Ring Â Day Â and Â Prom, Â traditionally Â on Â a Â Fri-Â day Â that Â is Â set Â aside Â wholly Â for Â their Â purpose, Â will Â now Â be Â held Â on Â the Â Fri-Â day Â of Â the Â book Â sale. Â Â Â Â Â Â Another Â change Â that Â may Â hap-Â pen Â will Â affect Â all Â non-ÂSocial Â Action Â Wednesdays. Â On Â these Â days, Â assembly Â will Â be Â shorter Â and Â break Â will Â be Â lon-Â ger, Â and Â all Â prayer Â services, Â speakers, Â and Â SCG Â co-Âcurriculars Â will Â happen Â during Â this Â extended Â break. Â With Â this Â change, Â Ms. Â Morin Â hopes Â to Â minimize Â the Â profusion Â of Â confusing Â schedule Â changes Â we Â deal Â with. Â Â Â Â Â Many Â have Â wondered Â who Â will Â be Â the Â new Â Dean Â of Â Students, Â the Â job Â held Â for Â so Â long Â by Â Ms. Â Dunn. Â While Â a Â re-Â placement Â has Â not Â been Â decided Â on, Â WKHUHDUHWZRÂżQDOLVWVIRUWKHSRVLWLRQ Laura Â Ingoldsby Â and Â our Â very Â own Â Dr. Â Ranen. Â To Â relieve Â the Â many Â duties Â of Â the Â Dean Â of Â Students, Â the Â job Â of Â Di-Â rector Â of Â Activities Â has Â been Â created. Â Ms. Â Flood, Â currently Â the Â sophomore Â VFLHQFH WHDFKHU ZLOO ÂżOO WKLV UROH DQG work Â with Â the Â students Â to Â plan Â activi-Â WLHV VXFK DV WKH ERQÂżUH GDQFHV DQG congĂŠs. Â Â Â Â Â Next Â year Â will Â mark Â a Â new Â era Â in Â Stone Â Ridge, Â with Â a Â new Â Dean Â of Â Stu-Â
Here and Now Issue 4
Experience theatre this Spring with... ELEEMOSYNARY
by Lee Blessing May Â 6 Â 4:00 Â pm Â -Ââ€? Â Manfuso Â Hall
TEN-ÂMINUTE HIGH SCHOOL
by Kristen Dabrowski May Â 2 Â 10:00 Â am Â -Ââ€? Â Manfuso Â Hall
DMV TYRANT I`*OYPZ[VWOLY+\YHUN May Â 6 Â 10:00 Â am Â -Ââ€? Â Manfuso Â Hall
I`*YHPN>YPNO[ May Â 9 Â 10:00 Â am Â -Ââ€? Â Manfuso Â Hall
DOWNTOWN I`1LÄƒYL`/H[JOLY May Â 11 Â 10:00 Â am Â -Ââ€? Â Manfuso Â Hall
by David Ives May Â 13 Â 10:00 Â am Â -Ââ€? Â Manfuso Â Hall
dents, Â an Â assortment Â of Â new Â teachers, Â and Â a Â happy Â lack Â of Â midterms. Â These Â changes Â will Â hopefully Â reduce Â much Â of Â the Â stress Â felt Â by Â both Â students Â and Â fac-Â ulty, Â allowing Â us Â to Â focus Â on Â more Â pro-Â ductive Â tasks Â as Â well Â as Â enjoy Â a Â little Â bit Â more Â much Â needed Â free Â time.
Froyo: Â Easy Â Guide Â to Â Find Â the Â Best Â Kind By Gaby Keane and Dylan Williams Photo Editors
Â Â Â Â Â With Â the Â hot Â summer Â months Â fast Â approaching, Â nothing Â is Â better Â to Â cool Â you Â off Â than Â a Â cup Â of Â frozen Â yogurt Â piled Â high Â with Â your Â favorite Â toppings. Â Fresh Â off Â their Â cupcake Â judging Â con-Â test, Â we Â return Â to Â compare Â and Â contrast Â WZR SRSXODU %HWKHVGD \RJXUW VWRUHV 6ZHHWJUHHQ DQG <RJLEHUU\ %UDYLQJ the Â possibility Â of Â a Â few Â major Â brain Â freezes, Â we Â rated Â the Â stores Â on Â their Â \RJXUWĂ€DYRUVWRSSLQJVVL]HRSWLRQV and Â prices 6ZHHWJUHHQRIIHUVRQO\RQHĂ€DYRU of Â yogurt, Â tart Â original, Â and Â an Â array Â of Â fresh, Â healthy Â toppings. Â A Â small Â yogurt Â is Â $4 Â and Â comes Â with Â three Â toppings, Â while Â a Â large Â is Â $6 Â and Â also Â comes Â with Â three Â toppings. Â The Â toppings Â are Â an Â assortment Â of Â fruits, Â coconut, Â gra-Â nola, Â and Â agave Â syrup. Â The Â organic, Â natural Â atmosphere Â of Â Sweetgreen Â is Â dramatically Â different Â from Â the Â bright Â
lights Â and Â futuristic Â decorations Â of Â Yo-Â giberry. Â Â Â Â Â Yogiberry Â is Â a Â self Â serve Â store Â that Â sells Â yogurt Â for Â 49 Â cents Â an Â ounce. Â Though Â this Â price Â is Â FKHDSDWÂżUVW glance, Â it Â is Â very Â easy Â to Â go Â over Â the Â top Â with Â top-Â
pings Â and Â leave Â paying Â much Â Photo courtesy of Kim Navarre more Â than Â you Â ÂżUVWLQWHQGHGIRUDFXSRI\RJXUW7KH size Â options Â are Â a Â small, Â which Â is Â a Â Styrofoam Â cup, Â and Â a Â large, Â which Â
is Â a Â standard Â paper Â container. Â There Â DUHPDQ\Ă€DYRUVRI\RJXUWLQFOXGLQJ cake Â batter, Â the Â mysterious Â purple Â WDURĂ€DYRU2UHRDQGFODVVLFWDUW Once Â your Â cup Â is Â full Â of Â your Â favorite Â \RJXUWĂ€DYRUVLWLVRQWRWKHWRSSLQJV bar. Â You Â can Â choose Â from Â many Â fruits, Â breakfast Â cereals Â like Â Fruity Â Pebbles, Â candy, Â and Â other Â sweet Â items. Â There Â is Â a Â small Â platter Â with Â squeeze Â bottles Â of Â syrups Â to Â top Â off Â your Â yogurt Â creation Â before Â you Â put Â it Â on Â the Â scale Â to Â be Â weighed Â and Â priced. Â Â Â Â Â Though Â Sweetgreen Â will Â win Â with Â those Â who Â appreciate Â organic, Â healthy Â foods, Â Yogiberryâ€™s Â vast Â assortment Â RIĂ€DYRUVDQGWRSSLQJVZHUHVLPSO\ too Â great Â to Â lose. Â In Â the Â battle Â of Â Sweetgreen Â vs. Â Yogiberry, Â Yogiberry Â is Â crowned Â the Â winner. Â Just Â be Â careful Â not Â to Â go Â crazy Â or Â you Â may Â end Â up Â with Â a Â $13 Â yogurt!
SR Â Thespians Â Hard Â At Â Work Â This Â Spring By Iana Kozelsky Staff Writer
Â Â Â Â Â Spring Â is Â the Â season Â for Â theatre Â at Â Stone Â Ridge. Â Student-Âthespians Â are Â preparing Â for Â three Â productions Â com-Â ing Â in Â April Â and Â May: Â ten-Âminute Â plays, Â Eleemosynary, Â and Â Godspell. (YHU\ \HDU WKH 'UDPD ,, FODVV chooses Â and Â performs Â several Â ten-Â minute Â plays, Â each Â during Â the Â daily Â WZHQW\ÂżYHPLQXWHEUHDNWKXVUHFHLY-Â LQJ LWV QDPH Âł%UHDNWLPH 7KHDWUHÂ´$ member Â of Â Drama Â II, Â Angelique Â McK-Â enna Â (â€™13) Â says Â that Â the Â beauty Â of Â ten-Â minute Â plays Â is Â that Â there Â is Â â€œso Â much Â room Â for Â imagination.â€? Â The Â plays Â stu-Â dents Â can Â look Â forward Â to Â this Â year Â can Â be Â found Â on Â the Â top Â right Â corner Â of Â this Â page Â with Â their Â respective Â dates. Â Â Â Â Â The Â Advanced Â Drama Â class Â has Â spent Â the Â year Â directing, Â designing, Â and Â producing Â Eleemosynary Â by Â Lee Â %OHVVLQJÂł:HOLNHGWKLVSOD\WKHPRVW out Â of Â our Â choices. Â Itâ€™s Â a Â solid, Â interest-Â ing Â play. Â Is Â has Â its Â serious Â moments, Â but Â there Â are Â also Â some Â funny Â parts,â€? Â
Photo courtesy of Iana Kozelsky (â€˜12).
Angelique McKenna â€˜13, playing the role of Jesus, leads the cast in â€˜God Save the Peopleâ€™
says Â Maddie Â Cullen Â (â€™12), Â one Â of Â the Â three Â students Â in Â the Â class. 7KH RIÂżFLDO 6WRQH 5LGJH 8SSHU Middle Â School Â musical Â this Â year, Â God-Â spell, Â ran Â April Â 28-Â30, Â 2011, Â and Â was Â QRW GLUHFWHG E\ 0UV %ODNHVOHH WKLV year, Â since Â she Â directed Â Stephanie Â Hero, Â the Â Middle Â School Â play, Â in Â early Â Spring. Â Instead, Â Stone Â Ridge Â hired Â Keith Â Tittermary, Â a Â professional Â direc-Â
tor Â who Â is Â also Â a Â teacher Â of Â theatre. Â Greer Â Smith Â (â€™14), Â thinks Â working Â with Â Keith Â is Â â€œdifferent Â than Â working Â ZLWK 0UV %ODNHVOHH +HÂśV VSRQWDQH-Â ous, Â but Â thinks Â work Â out Â in Â the Â end.â€? Â Â Â Â Â Make Â sure Â you Â check Â out Â these Â great Â productions Â for Â your Â Spring Â theatre Â H[SHULHQFH<RXGHÂżQLWHO\ZLOOQRWEH disappointed.
Photo courtesy of NASA
Stars bursting to life in Carina Nebula; just one of many phenomenons of our universe.
Understanding Â Our Â Universe By Sung-Eun Lim Staff Writer
Â Â Â Â Â Wow.â€? Â After Â observing Â the Â bright Â cluster Â of Â the Â exquisite Â stars Â collaged Â in Â WKHFOHDUQLJKWVN\*UDFH'L%DULÂľ could Â not Â stop Â exclaiming Â â€œWow.â€? Â Â As Â a Â member Â of Â the Â second Â semester Â As-Â tronomy Â class Â in Â Stone Â Ridge, Â Grace Â 'L%DULSDUWLFLSDWHGLQWKH0DUFKWK night Â class. Â 0U%DUURQÂśV$VWURQRP\FODVVKDG an Â extraordinary Â opportunity Â to Â visit Â the Â United Â States Â Naval Â Observatory. Â The Â Naval Â Observatory, Â located Â on Â Massachusetts Â Avenue, Â sets Â and Â de-Â termines Â accurate Â time Â for Â the Â naviga-Â tion, Â where Â time Â is Â everything. Â Â At Â this Â VLJQLÂżFDQW KLVWRULFDO VLWH ZKLFK DOVR doubles Â as Â the Â Vice Â Presidentâ€™s Â resi-Â dence, Â students Â observed Â the Â mesmer-Â izing Â view Â of Â the Â night Â sky Â through Â the Â big Â telescope. Â Â Observing Â the Â moon Â phase, Â constellations, Â and Â Orionâ€™s Â Nebula, Â students Â applied Â their Â knowl-Â edge Â acquired Â from Â the Â school Â to Â the Â real Â world. Â *UDFH'L%DULUHFDOOVWKHQLJKWDV spectacular Â for Â two Â reasons: Â Â â€œIt Â was Â very Â interesting Â to Â see Â something Â that Â was Â that Â far Â away. Â Â Through Â the Â big Â telescope Â offered Â in Â the Â Naval Â Ob-Â servatory, Â I Â was Â able Â to Â see Â Orionâ€™s Â Nebula.â€? Â Â Also, Â Grace Â believes Â the Â experience Â assisted Â her Â understanding Â
in Â astronomy. Â Â â€œFor Â example, Â I Â now Â understand Â how Â sun Â moves Â whenever Â I Â look Â at Â the Â chart.â€? Â Â Â Â Â Â However, Â anyone Â could Â enjoy Â the Â night Â sky Â like Â Grace Â without Â prior Â knowledge Â or Â attendance Â in Â an Â as-Â tronomy Â class. Â Â Indeed, Â that Â was Â how Â 0U%DUURQJRWLQWHUHVWHGLQWKHZRUOG of Â astronomy. Â Â Â Looking Â up Â at Â the Â sky Â UHJXODUO\ ZRXOG GHÂżQLWHO\ IDFLOLWDWH oneâ€™s Â understanding Â of Â the Â patterns Â RIWKHVN\$FFRUGLQJWR0U%DUURQ even Â â€œbinoculars Â add Â some Â detail Â and Â exciting Â views;Íž Â some Â of Â the Â best Â ob-Â serving Â is Â done Â with Â the Â naked Â eyesâ€?. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Also, Â along Â with Â your Â eyes, Â you Â could Â simply Â download Â a Â Star Â Guide Â App Â which Â will Â provide Â you Â a Â â€œgreat Â map Â of Â the Â night Â skyâ€? Â and Â â€œstar Â or Â con-Â stellation Â at Â which Â you Â are Â lookingâ€? Â DFFRUGLQJ WR 0U %DUURQ 2U LI \RX are Â not Â an Â iPhone Â user, Â you Â could Â buy Â star Â or Â constellation Â viewing Â guides Â in Â bookstores Â to Â lead Â yourself Â into Â the Â as-Â tronomy Â world. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â So, Â if Â your Â favorite Â movie Â happens Â WR EH (7 RU \RX VLPSO\ WKLQN QLJKW sky Â is Â pretty, Â just Â start Â observing Â the Â sky Â tonight! Â Â The Â exotic Â and Â mysteri-Â ous Â beauty Â of Â the Â night Â sky Â will Â sur-Â prise Â you. Â
Stone Ridge May 25, 2011
White Â House Â Guests Â Inspire Â Senior Â Class By Shawn Gannon Copy Editor Â Â Â Â Â On Â March Â 30, Â 2011, Â Stone Â Ridge Â was Â honored Â to Â welcome Â four Â women Â who Â were Â participants Â in Â Michelle Â Obamaâ€™s Â â€œRemarkable Â Womenâ€? Â event. Â The Â women Â were Â hosted Â by Â the Â White Â House Â for Â a Â celebratory Â brunch Â in Â the Â morning, Â then Â went Â off Â to Â dif-Â ferent Â high Â schools Â before Â attending Â a Â closing Â dinner. Â Â Â Â Â Â Mrs. Â Obama Â wanted Â the Â mentoring Â program Â to Â serve Â as Â an Â opportunity Â to Â inspire Â young Â adults. Â â€œI Â know Â what Â it Â feels Â like Â to Â struggle Â to Â get Â the Â educa-Â tion Â that Â you Â need,â€? Â Mrs. Â Obama Â said. Â â€œIn Â so Â many Â ways, Â I Â see Â myself Â in Â you Â all. Â And Â I Â want Â you Â to Â see Â yourselves Â in Â me, Â so Â that Â youâ€™re Â not Â looking Â at Â me Â just Â as Â the Â First Â Lady Â of Â the Â United Â 6WDWHVÂŤ%XW P\ SDUHQWV GLGQÂśW KDYH a Â lot Â of Â money, Â and Â I Â went Â to Â public Â schools Â my Â entire Â career. Â So Â thereâ€™s Â not Â too Â much Â of Â a Â difference Â between Â how Â I Â was Â raised Â and Â how Â many Â of Â you Â all Â DUHUDLVHG%XW,ÂśPKHUHDQGWKHSRLQW is, Â is Â that Â you Â can Â be Â here, Â too.â€? Â Â Â Â Â Stone Â Ridge Â was Â lucky Â enough Â to Â be Â selected Â as Â one Â of Â the Â local Â high Â schools Â that Â would Â host Â a Â panel Â of Â four Â women. Â At Â the Â other Â locations, Â only Â a Â handful Â of Â students Â was Â chosen Â to Â lis-Â ten Â to Â the Â phenomenal Â speakers. Â How-Â ever, Â Stone Â Ridge Â Head Â of Â School, Â Catherine Â Karrels, Â requested Â that Â the Â entire Â senior Â class Â be Â allowed Â to Â at-Â tend, Â and Â that Â request Â was Â granted. %HFDXVHWKLVZDVVXFKDKLJKSURÂżOH event, Â the Â school Â was Â only Â contacted Â a Â week Â prior Â to Â the Â actual Â event. Â White Â +RXVHRIÂżFLDOVZHUHVHQWWRVXUYH\WKH school Â in Â the Â days Â leading Â up Â to Â the Â WDONDQG0U0F&OXVNH\ÂśVRIÂżFHZDV WXUQHG LQWR WKH RIÂżFLDO JUHHQ URRP On Â the Â day Â of Â the Â event, Â the Â senior Â class Â waited Â in Â perfect Â uniform, Â in Â an Â unrecognizable Â Manfuso. Â The Â press Â
Photo Courtesy of Caitlin Myler.
Stone Ridge was lucky enough to host guests from the White House who spoke to the whole senior class.
waited Â with Â their Â lights, Â microphones, Â and Â cameras Â at Â the Â back Â of Â the Â room, Â and Â a Â carpet Â had Â been Â put Â on Â the Â stage Â to Â compliment Â four Â ornate Â chairs. Â A Â 6WRQH5LGJHEDQQHUSURYLGHGWKHÂżQDO touch. Â 7KHÂżUVWWRDUULYHZDV$OIUH:RR-Â dard, Â a Â woman Â who Â has Â starred Â in Â pop-Â ular Â TV Â shows Â Desperate Â Housewives Â DQG 7UXH %ORRG %HFDXVH VKH ZDV VR early, Â she Â gave Â us Â an Â opportunity Â to Â ask Â casual, Â impromtu Â questions Â about Â her-Â self. Â Much Â of Â her Â advice Â was Â centered Â RQ ÂżQGLQJ DQG IROORZLQJ RQHÂśV SDV-Â sion, Â an Â especially Â relevant Â topic Â for Â the Â graduating Â seniors. Â Says Â Woodard, Â â€œSome Â of Â the Â best Â stuff Â that Â is Â going Â to Â happen Â to Â you Â is Â going Â to Â come Â off Â the Â cuff Â from Â other Â people...encourage Â each Â other...good Â is Â exponential.â€? Â Â Â Â Â Â Additionally, Â she Â says, Â â€œI Â know Â how Â tough Â it Â is Â being Â an Â artistic Â young Â per-Â son...you Â have Â to Â have Â a Â strong Â sense Â of Â self.â€? Â When Â her Â fellow Â â€œRemark-Â
able Â Womenâ€? Â arrived, Â she Â said Â of Â them, Â â€œI Â am Â just Â honored Â to Â be Â sitting Â here Â with Â these Â ladies Â who Â inspire Â me... Â the Â mentoring Â never Â stops.â€? Â Â Â Â Â Those Â three Â other Â inspiring Â women Â were Â Geena Â Davis, Â an Â award-Âwinning Â actress, Â Abbe Â Raven, Â president Â and Â &(2RI$ (7HOHYLVLRQ1HWZRUNV and Â Judith Â Jamison, Â Artistic Â Director Â of Â Alvin Â Ailey Â American Â Dance Â The-Â ater. Â The Â women Â were Â each Â given Â an Â opportunity Â to Â share Â their Â story, Â as Â well Â as Â their Â experience Â with Â the Â power Â of Â mentoring, Â before Â opening Â XSWKHĂ€RRUIRUTXHVWLRQV $EEH5DYHQVSRNHÂżUVW6KHZDV a Â teacher Â before Â breaking Â into Â the Â entertainment Â industry;Íž Â she Â says, Â â€œI Â worked Â myself Â to Â where Â I Â am Â WRGD\, GLGQÂśW VWDUW RXW DV D &(2 I Â started Â out Â just Â like Â you.â€? Â She Â did Â anything Â she Â could Â to Â get Â the Â job;Íž Â she Â started Â out Â photocopying Â and Â stapling Â papers Â before Â climbing Â the Â ladder Â of Â
success. Â Of Â this, Â she Â says, Â â€œYou Â can Â be Â and Â do Â anything Â you Â want...be Â willing Â to Â take Â some Â big Â chances.â€? Â Perhaps Â the Â best Â advice Â she Â gave, Â which Â is Â es-Â pecially Â relevant Â to Â us Â ambitious Â high-Â schoolers, Â was Â â€œThe Â key Â to Â [success] Â is Â working Â hard, Â pushing Â through...on Â occassion Â you Â make Â a Â mistake;Íž Â you Â have Â to Â let Â it Â go.â€? Â Â Â Â Â Geena Â Davis Â spoke Â next. Â Not Â only Â is Â she Â a Â successful Â actress;Íž Â she Â is Â also Â D%RVWRQ8QLYHUVLW\JUDGZLWKDQKRQ-Â orary Â Doctor Â of Â Fine Â Arts Â degree Â from Â %DWHVFROOHJH6KHDOVRLVDPHPEHURI Mensa, Â which Â means Â her Â IQ Â falls Â into Â the Â top Â 2% Â of Â intelligence. Â She Â said Â that Â at Â the Â age Â of Â 3, Â the Â announced Â to Â her Â parents Â that Â she Â wanted Â to Â be Â an Â actor. Â â€œI Â had Â such Â an Â unshakeable Â faith Â that Â it Â was Â going Â to Â happen...thatâ€™s Â a Â powerful Â quality Â to Â have, Â that Â faith,â€? Â she Â says. Â Her Â advice Â to Â young Â women Â is Â to Â â€œfocus Â on Â the Â real Â life Â mentors Â you Â know;Íž Â the Â message Â society Â wants Â
to Â send Â you Â is Â really Â toxic.â€? Â She Â also Â VWUHVVHGWKDWZRPHQQHHGWREHDIÂżUPD-Â tive: Â â€œIâ€™m Â a Â full-Âon Â adult Â at Â this Â point Â and Â Iâ€™m Â still Â thinking Â I Â donâ€™t Â have Â the Â power Â when Â Iâ€™m Â a Â lead Â in Â the Â movie.â€? Â Knowing Â that Â you Â have Â that Â power Â is Â key Â in Â being Â successful Â and Â gaining Â re-Â spect Â in Â the Â industry. Â Â Â Â Â Alfre Â Woodard Â spoke Â following Â Ms. Â Davis, Â reinforcing Â her Â previous Â words Â about Â following Â your Â passion. Â Judith Â Jamison, Â dancer Â and Â Director Â of Â Alvin Â Ailey. Â Of Â her Â success, Â she Â says, Â â€œInside, Â I Â knew Â I Â had Â to Â be Â the Â best Â I Â could Â be.â€? Â Not Â only Â did Â dancing Â allow Â her Â to Â travel;Íž Â it Â allowed Â her Â to Â see Â the Â world Â and Â ex-Â plore. Â â€œIâ€™ve Â been Â on Â the Â road Â since Â 1964, Â and Â Iâ€™ve Â loved Â every Â second Â of Â it.â€? Â For Â Judith, Â dance Â is Â not Â only Â a Â way Â of Â expression-Â-Âit Â is Â a Â way Â to Â bridge Â racial Â gaps. Â The Â mentors Â she Â knew Â as Â a Â child Â were Â the Â mentors Â who Â opened Â a Â ballet Â studio Â in Â her Â neighborhood, Â giving Â un-Â derprivileged Â children Â an Â opportunity Â to Â have Â access Â to Â something Â they Â never Â had Â access Â to Â before. Â Says Â Judith, Â â€œThe Â kinds Â of Â mentors Â I Â had Â were Â not Â only Â in-Â tellectual Â mentors, Â they Â were Â civil Â rights Â mentors.â€? Â Similarly Â to Â Alfre Â Woodard, Â Ms. Â Jamison Â highly Â stressed Â the Â im-Â portance Â of Â following Â that Â deep-Ârooted Â passion Â inside Â of Â you. Â â€œThe Â light Â never Â goes Â out Â inside Â of Â you, Â never... Â itâ€™s Â your Â path, Â listen.â€? All Â four Â of Â these Â remarkable Â women Â brought Â their Â own Â spin Â on Â following Â dreams Â and Â having Â a Â mentor Â to Â help Â do Â WKDW 7KH\ HDFK UHĂ€HFWHG RQ WKHLU RZQ experiences, Â acting Â as Â mentors Â for Â us Â in Â the Â short Â time Â we Â had Â with Â them. Â We Â were Â lucky Â enough Â to Â spend Â an Â hour Â with Â them Â and Â hear Â their Â advice Â on Â not Â only Â following Â a Â dream Â and Â a Â passion, Â but Â on Â turning Â that Â passion Â into Â a Â suc-Â cessful Â reality. Â As Â Judith Â Jamison Â put Â it, Â â€œNothing Â is Â ever Â too Â much, Â it Â is Â just Â enough Â for Â you.â€?
SR Â Book Â Sale Â Hysteria By Dylan Williams Photo Editor
Photo courtesy of Gaby Keane (â€˜12).
Book sale goers compares purchases while waiting in the Collectibles line
Â Â Â Â Â Recently Â the Â Stone Â Ridge Â com-Â munity Â gathered Â together Â for Â the Â an-Â QXDO8VHG%RRN6DOH&RQWLQXLQJWKH path Â of Â success Â this Â yearsâ€™ Â book Â sale Â had Â over Â 13,000 Â customers Â ranging Â IURP KHUH LQ %HWKHVGD WR &RORUDGR Ohio, Â Pennsylvania, Â and Â Argentina! Â In Â addition Â it Â sold Â over Â 125,000 Â books, Â and Â had Â over Â 700 Â volunteers. Â What Â a Â WHDP HIIRUW (YHU\RQH LQFOXGLQJ WKH volunteers Â and Â the Â customers Â who Â vis-Â ited Â the Â sale Â multiple Â times Â over Â the Â 4 Â days Â truly Â came Â together Â to Â make Â it Â a Â success! (DFK\HDUDURXQG7KXUVGD\PRUQ-Â LQJZHEHJLQWRVHHWKHÂżUVWJURXSVRI customers Â slowly Â gather Â around Â the Â Cedar Â Lane Â entrance Â of Â our Â school. Â We Â WRRRIWHQÂżQGRXUVHOYHVSHHULQJRXWRI the Â classroom Â window Â trying Â to Â get Â a Â closer Â look Â at Â the Â â€œcreepersâ€? Â who Â lined Â up Â a Â day Â before Â just Â to Â buy Â books. Â Â Â Â Â Â I Â wanted Â to Â get Â an Â even Â closer Â look Â DQG UHDOO\ ÂżQG RXW PRUH DERXW WKHVH â€œsuspiciousâ€? Â people. Â I Â set Â out Â with Â a Â fellow Â classmate, Â notebook Â and Â pen Â in Â hand, Â and Â a Â list Â of Â questions Â to Â ask Â the Â
GHGLFDWHG FXVWRPHUV MXVW WR ÂżQG RXW a Â little Â bit Â more Â about Â them Â and Â what Â drew Â them Â to Â our Â schoolsâ€™ Â book Â sale. Â Â Â Â Â I Â have Â to Â admit Â I Â was Â rather Â nervous Â walking Â up Â there Â to Â meet Â these Â people. Â I Â did Â have Â some Â pre-Âconceived Â notions Â of Â who Â I Â thought Â they Â were Â or Â how Â I Â WKRXJKW WKH\ ZRXOG EH %XW , ZRXOG soon Â eliminate Â such Â thoughts Â out Â of Â P\PLQGDV,GLGPHHWWKHPDQGÂżQG out Â who Â they Â actually Â were. Â Â Â Â Â As Â I Â introduced Â myself Â as Â a Â staff Â writer Â for Â the Â school Â newspaper, Â I Â soon Â was Â met Â with Â a Â response Â from Â some Â of Â the Â crowd Â but Â not Â all, Â as Â there Â were Â only Â about Â eight Â people Â lined Â up Â only Â about Â three Â people Â truly Â took Â note Â of Â my Â presence Â and Â were Â intrigued Â by Â my Â TXHVWLRQV0\ÂżUVWUHDFWLRQZDVWKDWRI alarm Â by Â the Â response Â I Â received Â from Â WKH JURXS EXW , ÂżJXUHG , VKRXOG EH grateful Â for Â the Â response Â I Â did Â receive Â and Â go Â with Â it. Â Â I Â directed Â my Â questions Â to Â the Â three Â people Â who Â were Â interest-Â ed. Â While Â two Â were Â men, Â one Â of Â the Â customers Â was Â a Â woman, Â in Â fact Â the Â only Â woman Â in Â the Â whole Â group, Â and Â
who Â truly Â led Â the Â conversation. Â Â Â Â Â Â I Â started Â off Â by Â asking Â them Â how Â long Â they Â had Â been Â coming Â to Â the Â book Â VDOH)RURQHPDQLWZDVKLVÂżUVW\HDU the Â other Â man Â he Â had Â been Â coming Â for Â ten Â years, Â and Â for Â the Â woman, Â six Â years. Â Adding Â a Â little Â humor Â to Â the Â sit-Â uation Â the Â woman Â responded Â with Â â€œno Â lifeâ€? Â when Â asked Â what Â motivated Â them Â to Â wake Â up Â and Â line Â up Â so Â early Â just Â for Â books. Â The Â men Â however Â stated Â that Â they Â were Â â€œbook Â people,â€? Â and Â were Â really Â motivated Â to Â obtain Â the Â â€œhigh-Â valueâ€? Â books. Â In Â addition Â the Â group Â seemed Â rather Â unanimous Â when Â asked Â what Â books Â they Â were Â looking Â for, Â and Â that Â was Â the Â collectibles. Â Â Â Â Â Â Often Â very Â valuable Â and Â desired Â among Â many Â â€œbook Â people,â€? Â the Â col-Â lectibles Â are Â the Â main Â section Â con-Â stantly Â seen Â as Â the Â route Â of Â much Â of Â the Â disputes Â found Â at Â the Â book Â sale. Â They Â too Â are Â desired Â among Â book Â collectors Â ZKR VHH SURÂżW LQ HLWKHU SXUFKDVLQJ them Â for Â their Â bookstores, Â or Â re-Âselling Â them Â online. Â Â Â Â Â The Â group Â was Â not Â hesitant Â to Â re-Â count Â the Â â€œcraziest Â experienceâ€? Â they Â witnessed Â over Â the Â years. Â The Â woman Â stated Â â€œone Â year Â a Â man Â tried Â to Â cut Â in Â line Â in Â the Â morning, Â and Â claim Â that Â his Â spot Â was Â valid, Â even Â though Â the Â other Â people Â already Â in Â line Â had Â been Â waiting Â since Â the Â previous Â morning.â€? Â Needless Â to Â say, Â but Â the Â man Â was Â almost Â imme-Â diately Â directed Â to Â his Â actual Â position Â in Â the Â back Â of Â the Â line. Â Â Â Â Â The Â last Â question Â was Â whether Â or Â not Â they Â had Â met Â friends Â over Â the Â years Â at Â the Â book Â sale Â that Â they Â see Â year Â after Â year Â and Â their Â answers Â were Â again Â a Â unanimous, Â â€œyes.â€?
Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Davidsen (â€˜12).
A group of 3rd Academic girls stop for pictures in Granada, Spain.
Journey Â Through Â Spain By Dylan Williams Photo Editor
Â Â Â Â Â HROD%RQMRXU&LDR,I\RXGRQRW understand Â what Â that Â means, Â you Â can Â ask Â the Â girls Â who Â traveled Â to Â Spain, Â France, Â and Â Italy Â over Â spring Â break Â on Â WULSVÂżOOHGZLWKH[FLWLQJVLJKWVH[RWLF IRRGV DQG WUHDVXUHG PHPRULHV (P-Â barking Â on Â a Â seven-Âday Â journey Â abroad Â the Â near Â 80 Â girls Â set Â off Â to Â immerse Â themselves Â in Â a Â new Â culture Â in Â an Â edu-Â cational Â yet Â enjoyable Â environment. Â Â Â Â Â While Â a Â majority Â of Â the Â France Â trip-Â was Â spent Â in Â Paris Â they Â also Â embarked Â on Â a Â huge Â road Â trip. Â In Â addition Â to Â ex-Â periencing Â the Â beautiful Â French Â coun-Â tryside Â along Â their Â way, Â the Â group Â also Â visited Â a Â number Â of Â World Â War Â II Â sites Â and Â beaches. Â Â Â Â Â Â The Â Latin Â class Â too Â had Â a Â great Â time Â in Â Italy Â as Â they Â visited Â a Â number Â of Â historic Â monuments. Â Among Â the Â loca-Â tions Â visited Â were Â the Â Colosseum, Â the Â Catacombs, Â the Â Tiber Â River, Â the Â Vati-Â can, Â the Â Sistine Â Chapel, Â and Â the Â Trevi Â Fountain. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Lastly, Â leading Â the Â pack Â with Â 41 Â
students Â were Â the Â Spanish Â students Â making Â their Â way Â to Â the Â capital Â city Â of Â Madrid. Â The Â voyage Â was Â packed Â full Â with Â long Â scenic Â bus Â rides, Â tours Â of Â the Â most Â important Â Cathedrals Â and Â museums, Â and Â shopping Â excursions! Â $PRQJ WKH VLJQLÂżFDQW SODFHV YLVLWHG were Â the Â Puerta Â de Â Sol, Â Royal Â Palace, Â Aranjuez Â Palace, Â Granada, Â Cordoba, Â y Â Seville. Â Â Â Â Â Â The Â group Â had Â a Â great Â time Â visit-Â ing Â all Â of Â these Â remarkable Â places Â and Â studying Â their Â beautiful Â architecture. Â Amid Â the Â educational Â sites, Â the Â group Â also Â experienced Â a Â number Â of Â fun Â ad-Â ventures Â as Â well Â including Â a Â viewing Â of Â a Â Flamingo Â performance, Â a Â dance Â on Â a Â boat Â ride, Â and Â most Â of Â all, Â the Â wonderful Â leadership Â of Â their Â tour Â guide Â Gonzalo. Â Â Â Â Â These Â trips Â were Â overall Â quite Â a Â success. Â The Â students Â were Â able Â to Â im-Â merse Â themselves Â in Â a Â new Â culture Â and Â experience Â a Â different Â environment Â in Â an Â educational Â yet Â engaging Â way. Â
Here and Now Issue 41
NFL Â Lockout: Â Crisis Â Averted By Catherine Kan Staff Writer Â Â Â Â The Â National Â Football Â League Â has Â been Â going Â through Â On Â March Â 11, Â 2011, Â WKH1D/GHFHUWLÂżHGDQGWKHFROOHFWLYH bargaining Â agreement Â failed Â to Â be Â re-Â newed, Â leading Â to Â a Â lawsuit. Â A Â group Â of Â WHQ IRRWEDOO SOD\HUV ÂżOHG DQ DQWLWUXVW ODZVXLWDJDLQVWWKH1)/%UDG\Y1)/ and Â in Â response, Â the Â NFL Â implemented Â the Â lockout. Â A Â lockout Â means Â that Â af-Â ter Â the Â collective Â bargaining Â agree-Â PHQWH[SLUHVWKHUHLVQRPRUHRQÂżHOG football Â practices, Â games, Â scrim-Â
ISL Tournaments: May 13-17
â€œWeâ€™re Â looking Â forward Â to Â the Â ar-Â gument Â and Â hope Â that Â we Â get Â a Â quick Â decision Â so Â the Â players Â can Â get Â back Â to Â playing.â€? Â mages, Â or Â communication Â between Â players Â currently Â in Â the Â NFL Â and Â the Â teams. Â No Â players Â are Â allowed Â to Â be Â signed Â and Â players Â do Â not Â have Â medi-Â cal Â coverage Â provided Â by Â the Â teams. Â Â Â Â The Â issue Â between Â the Â players Â and Â the Â owners Â was Â about Â the Â amount Â of Â money Â the Â owners Â wanted Â to Â take Â as Â credit Â from Â the Â revenue Â pool. Â Own-Â ers Â wanted Â more Â money. Â In Â the Â past, Â theyâ€™ve Â taken Â about Â $1 Â billion Â from Â a Â total Â pool Â of Â $9 Â billion, Â but Â were Â pushing Â to Â receive Â $2.4 Â billion. Â This Â of Â course Â would Â have Â cut Â the Â playersâ€™ Â revenue Â by Â eighteen Â percent, Â making Â the Â players Â upset. Â Players Â wanted Â to Â KDYHDÂżIW\ÂżIW\VSOLWRIUHYHQXHZLWK
Important Dates for Stone Ridge Sports!
the Â owners, Â which Â they Â refuse Â to Â ac-Â cept. Â As Â of Â now, Â the Â split Â of Â revenue Â is Â D IRXUW\QLQHÂżIW\RQH VSOLW:LWK HY-Â eryone Â greedy Â for Â more Â and Â more Â mon-Â ey, Â there Â was Â a Â dead-Âlock Â decision Â and Â compromise Â had Â been Â set Â on Â the Â table. Â Â Â Â The Â NFL Â is Â the Â largest Â league Â and Â produces Â the Â most Â revenue Â of Â any Â sports Â league Â in Â the Â world, Â so Â this Â is Â really Â hurting Â them Â as Â well Â as Â the Â fans. Â Judge Â Nelson, Â in Â an Â eighty-Ânine Â SDJH UXOLQJ DJUHHG ZLWK WKH %UDG\ v. Â NFL Â lawsuit Â that Â the Â public Â inter-Â ests Â are Â being Â hurt Â by Â the Â lockout. Â Â Â Â To Â the Â playersâ€™ Â dismay, Â the Â league Â was Â ordered Â by Â Judge Â Susan Â Nelson Â to Â lift Â their Â lockout Â on Â Monday, Â April Â DIWHUUXOLQJRQDPRWLRQÂżOHG E\ WKH SODLQWLIIV LQ WKH %UDG\ Y 1)/ lawsuit, Â in Â hopes Â to Â end Â the Â work Â stop-Â
page. Â One Â of Â the Â arguments Â was Â that Â it Â Â was Â causing Â irreparable Â harm Â to Â the Â players Â by Â depriving Â them Â of Â the Â RSSRUWXQLW\LQWKHRIIVHDVRQWRÂżQGD team, Â make Â a Â roster Â and Â compete Â for Â jobs. Â The Â NFL Â is Â a Â big Â mess Â now Â be-Â cause Â everyone Â is Â confused Â and Â the Â teams Â have Â no Â uniform Â instructions Â on Â how Â to Â proceed Â and Â whether Â the Â order Â was Â already Â in Â effect. Â Accord-Â ing Â to Â the Â Herald Â Sun, Â the Â Jacksonville Â team Â acted Â as Â if Â the Â lockout Â were Â still Â in Â place Â by Â shunning Â a Â player Â who Â ar-Â rived Â at Â the Â headquarters. Â On Â the Â con-Â trary, Â the Â New Â York Â Giants Â opened Â their Â weight Â rooms Â as Â if Â the Â offseason Â has Â already Â begun. Â No Â one Â is Â certain Â about Â the Â rules Â of Â engagement. Â Right Â now, Â the Â NFL Â and Â the Â players Â are Â wait-Â ing Â for Â Judge Â Nelson Â to Â tell Â them Â how Â
photo courtesy of Anna Baba
to Â proceed, Â since Â the Â six-Âweek Â lockout Â has Â hurt Â the Â league Â already. Â What Â is Â happening Â is Â that Â Nelson Â is Â suppose Â to Â rule Â upon Â an Â NFL Â appeal Â for Â a Â say Â that Â would Â temporarily Â keep Â the Â lock-Â out Â in Â place Â but Â if Â she Â denies Â it, Â the Â 1)/ ZRXOG KDYH WR ÂżOH DQ H[SHGLWHG appeal Â to Â a Â higher Â court Â in Â hopes Â of Â a Â more Â favorable Â ruling. Â If Â the Â lockout Â gets Â permanently Â lifted, Â it Â would Â re-Â sult Â in Â the Â start Â of Â offseason Â and Â free Â agency. Â Managers Â and Â head Â coaches Â are Â getting Â worried Â about Â the Â ability Â to Â make Â player Â trades Â before Â the Â NFL Â draft, Â which Â is Â nearing. Â As Â the Â play-Â ersâ€™ Â attorney Â Jim Â Quinn Â said, Â â€œWeâ€™re Â looking Â forward Â to Â the Â argument Â and Â hope Â that Â we Â get Â a Â quick Â decision Â so Â the Â players Â can Â get Â back Â to Â playing,â€? Â
Winter/Spring Awards Night: May 23 Father/ Daughter Field Day: June 6
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Athletics Â hinders Â health:
Sports Â injuries Â become Â extreme By Alicia Hai Staff Writer
Photo courtesy of MoCoRunning
Track Â Without Â a Â Track By Gaby Keane Photo Editor Â Â Â Â When Â the Â clock Â strikes Â 4pm Â and Â track Â practices Â start, Â most Â schools Â will Â head Â over Â to Â the Â track Â and Â begin Â warming Â up. Â Stone Â Ridge Â track Â team, Â on Â the Â other Â hand, Â warms Â up Â on Â a Â half Â mile Â loop Â around Â the Â campus Â and Â then Â breaks Â up Â into Â the Â distance Â (800 Â run-Â ners, Â milers, Â and Â 2 Â milers), Â sprinting Â (100, Â 200, Â 400) Â and Â thrower Â groups, Â with Â sprinters Â doing Â workouts Â on Â the Â ÂżHOGV DQG GLVWDQFH JRLQJ IRU D ORQJ run Â off Â campus. Â Stone Â Ridgeâ€™s Â lack Â of Â an Â on Â campus Â track Â hinders Â the Â track Â teamâ€™s Â workout Â options, Â as Â the Â bumpy Â JUDVV ÂżHOGV DQG KLOO\ QHLJKERUKRRGV are Â not Â conducive Â to Â optimal Â results. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Â team Â ventures Â over Â to Â the Â Landon Â track Â on Â Mondays Â and Â Wednesdays, Â which Â draws Â mixed Â re-Â actions Â from Â members Â of Â the Â team. Â Margaret Â Jones Â â€˜12 Â enjoys Â running Â on Â the Â Landon Â track Â because Â she Â likes Â to Â â€œobserve Â all Â the Â boys,â€? Â while Â others Â are Â not Â the Â biggest Â fans Â of Â doing Â track Â workouts Â while Â the Â varsity Â lacrosse Â team Â plays Â games Â in Â the Â middle Â of Â the Â track. Â Despite Â the Â nontraditional Â prac-Â
tices Â of Â the Â Stone Â Ridge Â track Â team, Â they Â have Â still Â managed Â to Â produce Â sev-Â eral Â stellar Â runners Â who Â have Â broken Â many Â of Â Stone Â Ridgeâ€™s Â track Â records. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Recently, Â Alyssa Â Gill, Â Chloe Â Nick-Â ens, Â Liz Â Omenistch, Â Jen Â Farrell, Â and Â Jo Â Farrell Â raced Â in Â the Â Penn Â Relays, Â the Â biggest Â track Â meet Â in Â the Â world. Â They Â raced Â in Â front Â of Â 35,000 Â spec-Â tators Â against Â elite Â competition, Â and Â broke Â the Â 4x100 Â school Â record Â Â with Â a Â time Â of Â 50.35 Â as Â well Â as Â winning Â their Â heat Â in Â the Â small Â school Â girls Â divi-Â sion. Â They Â placed Â 40th Â overall Â out Â of Â 320 Â teams Â and Â were Â the Â second Â fast-Â est Â ISL Â team. Â The Â 4x400 Â relay Â team Â UDQ WR ÂżQLVK RXW RI competing Â schools Â and Â were Â again Â the Â second Â fastest Â ISL Â team. Â These Â were Â amazing Â accomplishments Â in Â a Â dif-Â ÂżFXOW DQG FRPSHWLWLYH HQYLURQPHQW While Â the Â track Â team Â does Â not Â always Â receive Â the Â same Â amount Â of Â exposure Â as Â other Â school Â teams, Â it Â is Â a Â team Â that Â has Â improved Â by Â leaps Â and Â bounds Â within Â the Â last Â few Â years. Â Come Â out Â to Â a Â meet Â and Â see Â just Â how Â exciting Â track Â can Â be!
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Athletes Â are Â usually Â thought Â of Â as Â healthy Â and Â well-Âbuilt, Â but Â recently Â various Â issues Â in Â sports Â health Â well-Â ness Â have Â brought Â attention Â to Â the Â publicâ€”and Â have Â brought Â out Â the Â is-Â sue Â of Â how Â these Â athletes Â can Â further Â prevent Â small Â problems Â from Â develop-Â ing Â into Â larger Â ones. Â For Â high Â school Â and Â lesser-Âknown Â athletes Â like Â Wes Â Leonard, Â treatment Â for Â medical Â and Â health-Ârelated Â issues Â comes Â in Â small-Â er Â doses. Â In Â comparison, Â big Â time Â athletesâ€”like Â Serena Â Williams Â and Â Tomas Â Fleishmannâ€”play Â sports Â for Â a Â living, Â and Â thus Â it Â is Â of Â utmost Â impor-Â tance Â that Â they Â are Â completely Â healthy Â and Â are Â able Â to Â play Â year-Âround. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Serena Â Williamsâ€™ Â health Â issues Â have Â stretched Â since Â last Â July, Â when Â her Â feet Â were Â cut Â by Â glass Â at Â a Â res-Â taurant Â (where Â she Â suffered Â lacerated Â tendon Â and Â twelve Â stitches). Â She Â had Â hoped Â to Â come Â back Â soon Â after Â her Â feet Â were Â completely Â healed, Â but Â once Â again, Â Williams Â suffered Â further Â health Â issues Â in Â early Â Marchâ€”a Â hematoma Â she Â suffered Â as Â a Â result Â of Â treatment Â for Â a Â more Â critical Â condition, Â and Â a Â pulmonary Â embolism. Â Â It Â is Â news Â like Â this Â that Â keeps Â many Â tennis Â fans Â won-Â dering Â when Â she Â will Â come Â back Â to Â the Â competitive Â world. Â After Â all, Â she Â GRHV VWD\ ÂżW IRU D OLYLQJ :LOOLDPV hopes Â to Â come Â back Â in Â the Â early Â sum-Â PHU MXVW DIWHU :LPEOHGRQ ÂżQLVKHV Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Another Â health Â issue Â comes Â from Â
Photo courtesy of Laura Kraisinger (â€˜11).
WKHDUHQDRIKRFNH\Â˛VSHFLÂżFDOO\H[ Capitals Â player Â Tomas Â Fleishmann. Â (DUO\WKLV\HDULWZDVGLVFRYHUHGWKDW he Â was Â diagnosed Â with Â two Â blood Â clots, Â one Â in Â each Â of Â his Â lungs. Â Un-Â fortunately, Â Fleishmann Â is Â out Â for Â the Â rest Â of Â the Â Colorado Â Avalanche Â hockey Â season. Â The Â main Â problems Â that Â arise Â from Â these Â injuries Â come Â as Â a Â mys-Â tery Â for Â many. Â With Â a Â serious Â condi-Â tion Â such Â as Â that Â of Â Fleishmannâ€™s, Â it Â is Â very Â much Â lucky Â that Â his Â condition Â had Â been Â caught Â early. Â If Â it Â had Â not Â been Â for Â his Â shortness Â of Â breath Â after Â a Â prac-Â tice, Â the Â doctors Â wouldnâ€™t Â have Â been Â able Â to Â catch Â it Â at Â the Â right Â moment. Â With Â issues Â such Â as Â these, Â it Â is Â lucky Â that Â sports Â stars Â Fleishmann Â and Â Wil-Â liams Â have Â been Â in Â the Â right Â treatment. Â Â Â Â Â Â Now Â compare Â these Â situations Â to Â that Â of Â high-Âschool Â basketball Â player Â
Wes Â Leonard, Â who Â died Â moments Â after Â making Â the Â game-Âwinning Â shot Â for Â his Â team. Â Minutes Â after Â the Â teamâ€™s Â cheers, Â Leonard Â collapsed Â to Â the Â ground. Â He Â was Â immediately Â rushed Â to Â the Â hos-Â pital Â and Â given Â CPR, Â but Â he Â did Â not Â make Â itâ€”it Â was Â said Â he Â died Â from Â an Â HQODUJHGKHDUW%XWWKLVVXGGHQFDUGLDF death Â comes Â as Â very Â rare Â in Â young Â ath-Â letes, Â making Â it Â extremely Â important Â for Â others Â to Â be Â aware Â about Â this. Â Third Â Academic Â Iana Â Kozelsky Â notes, Â â€œIt Â is Â important Â for Â not Â just Â athletes, Â but Â everyone Â to Â get Â yearly Â checkups, Â so Â as Â to Â be Â more Â aware Â of Â their Â own Â critical Â health Â issues Â and Â conditions.â€? Â And Â with Â regular Â health Â checkups Â and Â awareness Â of Â certain Â symptoms, Â you Â can Â be Â treat-Â ed Â before Â a Â condition Â gets Â serious Â and Â avoid Â situations Â like Â that Â of Â Leonardâ€™s. Â
Stone Ridge May 25, 2011
6SHFLDO2O\PSLFV6SHFLDO2SSRUWXQLWLHV By Iana Kozelsky Staff Writer Â Â Â Â Â On Â Saturday, Â February Â 26, Â 2011, Â the Â Katherine Â Thomas Â Schoolâ€™s Â Junior Â and Â Intermediate Â basketball Â teams Â SOD\HG DW DQ H[KLELWLRQ ZLWK %OHVVHG Sacramentâ€™s Â teams. Â Family Â members, Â IULHQGV DQG IDQV IXOO RI HQHUJ\ ÂżOOHG the Â stands. Â Posters Â with Â each Â playerâ€™s Â name Â hung Â around Â the Â gym. Â While Â this Â is Â the Â same Â description Â for Â any Â other Â basketball Â game, Â the Â kids Â on Â this Â court Â had Â mental Â disabilities, Â and Â some Â even Â had Â physical Â disabilities. Â However, Â with Â the Â support Â of Â their Â friends Â with Â other Â abilities, Â these Â bas-Â ketball Â players Â had Â the Â time Â of Â their Â lives Â on Â the Â court. Â I Â was Â privileged Â enough Â to Â be Â a Â part Â of Â this Â spectacular Â DQQXDO 6SHFLDO 2O\PSLFV %DVNHWEDOO ([KLELWLRQ DW WKH %OHVVHG 6DFUDPHQW School Â in Â NW Â Washington, Â DC Â for Â the Â third Â time Â by Â providing Â my Â DJ Â ser-Â vice Â to Â hype Â up Â the Â spirit Â in Â the Â gym. Â Â Â Â Â It Â all Â started Â in Â June Â 1962 Â when Â (XQLFH .HQQHG\ 6KULYHU VWDUWHG D summer Â day Â camp Â for Â children Â and Â adults Â with Â intellectual Â disabilities Â at Â her Â home Â in Â Maryland Â to Â explore Â their Â capabilities Â in Â a Â variety Â of Â sports Â
Photo courtesy of Iana Kozelsky (â€˜12).
Fans cheer on the athletes at the 2011 Blessed Sacrament/Katherine Thomas Schoolsâ€™ Basketball Exhibition Game.
and Â physical Â activities. Â Almost Â half Â a Â decade Â later, Â the Â Special Â Olympics Â organization Â is Â still Â committed Â to Â em-Â SRZHULQJWKURXJKVSRUWV&RQÂżGHQFH skill Â and Â determination Â are Â common Â EHQHÂżWV RI LQYROYHPHQW ZLWK VSRUWV For Â people Â with Â intellectual Â disabili-Â ties, Â Special Â Olympics Â can Â be Â the Â only Â place Â where Â they Â have Â an Â opportunity Â to Â participate Â in Â their Â communities Â and Â develop Â belief Â in Â themselves. Â Many Â
live Â lives Â of Â neglect Â and Â isolation, Â hid-Â den Â away Â or Â socially Â excluded Â from Â full Â participation Â in Â schools Â or Â society. Â For Â athletes, Â Special Â Olympics Â sports Â provide Â a Â gateway Â to Â empowerment, Â FRPSHWHQFHDFFHSWDQFHDQGMR\(P-Â ployment Â is Â a Â challenge Â for Â people Â with Â disabilities, Â but Â Special Â Olympics Â athletes Â are Â employed Â at Â a Â much Â high-Â er Â rate Â than Â others Â with Â intellectual Â disabilities Â outside Â the Â organization.
Â Â Â Â Â I Â think Â that Â the Â best Â part Â of Â the Â Spe-Â cial Â Olympics Â is Â that Â it Â gives Â these Â children Â an Â opportunity Â to Â participate Â in Â something Â that Â they Â watch Â their Â sib-Â lings Â and Â friends Â do Â on Â a Â daily Â basis,â€? Â says Â Caroline Â Olsen Â â€™13, Â an Â active Â vol-Â unteer Â for Â kids Â with Â disabilities. Â She Â says Â â€œit Â also Â teaches Â others Â that Â people Â with Â intellectual Â and Â physical Â disabili-Â ties Â are Â just Â as Â talented Â as Â everyone Â else. Â Special Â Olympics Â shows Â others Â
that Â if Â people Â with Â intellectual Â and Â physical Â disabilities Â are Â given Â the Â op-Â portunity, Â they Â can Â and Â will Â succeed.â€? Â (YHQWV VXFK DV VSRUW H[KLELWLRQV IRU the Â disabled Â are Â a Â twofold Â growth Â ex-Â perience Â because, Â as Â Caroline Â says, Â â€œnot Â only Â does Â Special Â Olympics Â bring Â out Â the Â best Â in Â the Â children Â with Â dis-Â abilities, Â but Â also Â in Â the Â volunteers. Â %\ WKHP UHDFKLQJ RXW WR KHOS RWK-Â ers, Â they Â have Â helped Â themselves.â€? 7KLV\HDUWKHRIÂżFLDO6SHFLDO2O\P-Â pics Â games Â will Â be Â held Â in Â Athens, Â Greece Â in Â June. Â Without Â having Â to Â trav-Â el Â to Â a Â different Â continent Â to Â take Â part Â in Â this Â organization, Â there Â are Â so Â many Â ways Â to Â help. Â Attending Â the Â basketball Â exhibition Â next Â February Â close Â to Â home Â DWWKH%OHVVHG6DFUDPHQWVFKRROLVDQ easy Â way Â to Â show Â your Â support Â for Â the Â Special Â Olympics Â athletes Â attending Â schools Â in Â our Â area. Â Whether Â you Â want Â to Â volunteer Â by Â being Â a Â coach, Â help Â make Â events Â run Â smoothly, Â take Â and Â share Â photos Â or Â donate Â money Â is Â up Â to Â you. Â Give Â yourself Â an Â opportunity Â to Â meet Â new Â people, Â learn Â new Â things Â and Â support Â an Â organization Â with Â a Â worldwide Â ambition Â to Â improve Â lives.
Sports Â on Â Another Â Level Club Â athletics Â become Â more Â popular Â as Â varsity Â sports Â get Â more Â competitive By Caroline Shook Staff Writer
Photo courtesy of Mr. Bryant
The Stone Ridge Middle school lacrosse team plays NCS.
Lacrosse Â Win Â Over St. Â Stephens Â St. Â Agnes By Lindy Firstenberg Staff Writer Â Â Â Â Â Middle Â School. Â Â The Â talent Â of Â middle Â school Â lacrosseâ€™s Â blue Â team Â ended Â up Â in Â a Â 7-Â6 Â victory Â over Â SSSA. Â Â Those Â seventh Â and Â eighth Â graders, Â if Â choosing Â to Â stay Â at Â Stone Â Ridge, Â could Â play Â those Â same Â SSSA Â girls Â on Â the Â varsity Â level Â in Â a Â few Â years Â time. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Â differences Â between Â college Â and Â high Â school Â recruiting Â are Â fun-Â damental. Â Â High Â school Â cannot Â of-Â IHU HQWLFLQJ SDFNDJHV RQO\ ÂżQDQFLDO aid. Â Â In Â college, Â money Â for Â education Â is Â based Â on Â the Â ability Â of Â the Â player. Â Â Recruitment Â for Â high Â school Â is Â a Â tough Â subject, Â there Â are Â regulations Â upon Â regulations Â to Â protect Â players. Â Â Our Â coaches Â do Â not Â â€œrecruit,â€? Â but Â can Â en-Â tice Â students Â with Â the Â possibility Â of Â playing Â time Â based Â off Â our Â numbers. Â Â
â€œI Â knew Â with Â them Â coaching Â me, Â I Â would Â be Â in Â good Â hands.â€? Thus Â because Â of Â our Â low Â number Â of Â student-Âathletes, Â the Â possibility Â of Â be-Â ing Â an Â impact Â player Â sooner Â and Â get-Â ting Â more Â minutes Â sooner Â is Â much Â greater Â than Â that Â of Â other Â schools, Â all Â the Â while Â being Â competitive Â in Â the Â ISL Â and Â gaining Â a Â great Â education. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â SR Â varsity Â lacrosse Â coach, Â Kara Â Thiede, Â explains Â that Â the Â program Â tries Â
to Â emphasize Â both Â parts Â of Â a Â student-Â athlete. Â Â This Â correlates Â with Â the Â rule Â that Â she Â is Â not Â allowed Â to Â talk Â to Â students Â until Â after Â they Â have Â been Â accepted Â and Â have Â approached Â her Â in Â their Â decision Â process. Â Â Once Â they Â make Â the Â initial Â contact, Â then Â coaches Â are Â allowed Â to Â discuss Â the Â opportunities Â of Â the Â pro-Â gram. Â Â A Â huge Â night Â for Â Coach Â Thiede Â to Â talk Â to Â perspective Â players Â is Â Ac-Â cepted Â Students Â Night. Â Â That Â is Â where Â IUHVKPDQ $OO\ 5RFN ÂżUVW PHW &RDFK Thiede. Â â€œI Â knew Â with Â them Â coach-Â ing Â me, Â I Â would Â be Â in Â good Â hands.â€? Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A Â change Â that Â has Â made Â an Â immedi-Â ate Â impact Â is Â the Â re-Âorganization Â of Â the Â DWKOHWLF GHSDUWPHQW 0U %U\DQW ZDV not Â only Â appointed Â as Â Athletic Â Director Â of Â the Â upper Â school, Â but Â as Â the Â Athletic Â Director Â of Â all Â athletics. Â Â He Â has Â ap-Â pointed Â each Â varsity Â coach Â the Â director Â of Â his Â or Â her Â respective Â programs. Â Â This Â permits Â the Â varsity Â coaches Â to Â have Â their Â hands Â in Â the Â middle Â school Â and Â upper Â school Â coaches Â and Â the Â success Â of Â the Â program. Â Â Also, Â this Â allows Â mid-Â dle Â schoolers Â to Â get Â to Â know Â the Â pro-Â gram Â and Â the Â philosophy Â earlier. Â Â They Â instill Â a Â sense Â of Â pride Â for Â Stone Â Ridge Â athletics, Â which Â can Â be Â continued Â throughout Â high Â school. Â Â To Â facilitate, Â athletics Â announcements Â made Â in Â the Â middle Â school Â are Â made Â about Â the Â en-Â tire Â program, Â grades Â 5th Â through Â 12th, Â which Â creates Â a Â sense Â of Â anticipation Â to Â make Â it Â to Â the Â varsity Â level. Â Coach Â Thiede Â says Â â€œthe Â excitement Â that Â you Â canâ€™t Â teach Â is Â thereâ€? Â in Â the Â middle Â school. Â Â She Â will Â continue Â her Â encour-Â agement Â for Â middle Â schoolers Â to Â stay Â in Â order Â to Â build Â her Â lacrosse Â program.
Â Â Â Â Â With Â the Â recent Â increased Â level Â RI GLIÂżFXOW\ ZKHQ LW FRPHV WR FRO-Â lege Â sports Â recruiting Â many Â student Â athletes Â are Â turning Â to Â club Â and Â intra-Â mural Â teams Â to Â utilize Â their Â athletic Â abilities. Â Â These Â teams Â provide Â athletic Â opportunities Â for Â students Â who Â may Â QRWEHWKHELJJHVWVWDURQWKHÂżHOGEXW want Â to Â play Â a Â bit Â less Â competitively. Â Â Intercollegiate Â club Â sports Â are Â competitive Â and Â rigorous, Â but Â are Â not Â regulated Â by Â the Â NCAA. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Â teams Â also Â receive Â little Â or Â no Â ÂżQDQFLDO DVVLVWDQFH IURP WKH VFKRRO and Â are Â completely Â student Â run. Â Â Club Â teams Â are Â a Â bit Â more Â demanding Â than Â intramural Â sports, Â but Â less Â rigorous Â than Â a Â varsity Â team. Â Â Many Â students Â participate Â on Â these Â teams Â if Â they Â have Â talent Â in Â a Â certain Â sport, Â but Â do Â not Â nec-Â essarily Â want Â it Â to Â be Â the Â only Â college Â activity Â they Â participate Â in. Â Â A Â varsity Â team Â requires Â a Â students Â utmost Â atten-Â tion, Â where Â as Â club Â athletes Â have Â time Â to Â do Â other Â things Â in Â college Â as Â well. %HFDXVH &OXE DWKOHWLFV DUH QRW UHJX-Â
lated Â by Â the Â NCAA, Â the Â tryout Â process Â varies Â for Â every Â team Â at Â every Â school. Â Â :KLOH LW PD\ EH YHU\ GLIÂżFXOW WR earn Â a Â spot Â on Â a Â club Â team Â at Â one Â school, Â Â at Â another Â school Â there Â may Â not Â be Â any Â tryout Â process Â at Â all. Â Â The Â competition Â for Â spots Â on Â a Â
â€œ...over Â 700 Â schools... Â with Â over Â 12,000 Â participants.â€? schools Â club Â team Â is Â almost Â always Â LQĂ€XHQFHG E\ WKH VL]H RI WKH VFKRRO This Â is Â not Â to Â say Â that Â Club Â sports Â are Â easy. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Some Â teams Â still Â practice Â almost Â every Â day Â and Â may Â be Â required Â to Â travel Â for Â games Â over Â the Â weekends. Â Â Championships Â may Â even Â require Â students Â to Â travel Â out Â of Â the Â coun-Â
try. Â Â For Â example, Â the Â 2010 Â Ultimate Â Frisbee Â Club Â Championships Â were Â KHOG LQ 3UDJXH %XW EHFDXVH VFKRROV JLYH VR OLWWOH ÂżQDQFLDO DVVLVWDQFH WR these Â teams, Â students Â are Â sometimes Â responsible Â for Â raising Â money Â in Â or-Â der Â to Â attend Â these Â competitions. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â There Â are Â also Â some Â things Â that Â may Â not Â be Â a Â varsity Â sport Â at Â a Â school Â that Â are Â considered Â club Â sports. Â Â Ultimate Â fris-Â bee Â has Â rocketed Â in Â popularity Â due Â to Â WKHFROOHJHFRPPXQLW\7KHÂżUVWXOWL-Â mate Â frisbee Â club Â team Â formed Â in Â 1970 Â in Â Lafayette Â college, Â and Â since Â then Â over Â 700 Â schools Â have Â formed Â teams, Â with Â over Â 12,000 Â student Â participants. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Club Â teams Â provide Â athletic Â op-Â portunities Â for Â athletes Â of Â many Â dif-Â ferent Â backgrounds. Â Â Just Â because Â a Â student Â may Â not Â be Â the Â starting Â quar-Â terback Â of Â the Â varsity Â team, Â doesnâ€™t Â mean Â that Â they Â canâ€™t Â play Â sports Â in Â college. Â Â With Â over Â 70 Â club Â sports Â available Â in Â college Â ranging Â from Â Ten-Â nis Â to Â Tug-Âof-ÂWar, Â there Â is Â something Â out Â there Â for Â every Â student Â athlete. Â Â
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Hike Â Up Â The Â Ladder Â of Â Fame By Caroline Shook Staff Writer
11, Â 2011, Â Justinâ€™s Â 3D Â movie, Â Never Â Say Â Never, Â was Â re-Â leased Â in Â theaters, Â grossing Â nearly Â $31 Â million Â dollars Â in Â LWÂśVÂżUVWZHHNHQGDORQH -XVWLQ%LHEHULVZLWK-Â out Â a Â doubt Â one Â of Â the Â best Â known Â teen Â sensations Â of Â the Â current Â generation. Â Â No Â one Â could Â have Â possibly Â predicted Â how Â much Â suc-Â cess Â could Â have Â come Â out Â of Â simple Â videos Â posted Â to Â the Â Internet Â of Â a Â young Â boy Â singing Â cover Â songs. Â Â Once Â a Â boy Â singing Â and Â playing Â the Â guitar Â on Â a Â set Â of Â steps Â in Â his Â him Â upon Â their Â initial Â meet-Â Â Â Â Â Â In Â just Â one Â year Â Justin Â small Â town, Â Justin Â is Â now Â %LHEHUZHQWIURPDER\ZLWK LQJ7R%HLEHUÂśVGLVPD\ selling Â out Â shows Â in Â less Â the Â break Â didnâ€™t Â come Â as Â a Â Youtube Â account, Â to Â a Â pop Â than Â 10 Â minutes. Â Â idol. Â Â After Â years Â of Â posting Â quickly Â as Â he Â had Â hoped. Â Â ,I-XVWLQ%LHEHUKDG Time Â passed Â and Â still, Â no Â videos Â of Â himself Â singing Â never Â posted Â those Â videos Â EUHDNIRU%LHEHUXQWLOKH cover Â songs Â to Â some Â of Â his Â of Â himself Â on Â Youtube, Â he Â IDYRULWHDUWLVWVKHÂżQDOO\JRW met Â Usher Â a Â second Â time. Â Â would Â never Â have Â gotten Â to Â This Â time, Â Usher Â listened Â to Â QRWLFHGE\6FRRWHU%UDXQ the Â place Â he Â is Â today. Â Â Now, Â a Â record Â label Â manager Â who Â Justin Â sing. some Â of Â his Â music Â vid-Â Â Â Â Â Â After Â hearing Â the Â 13 Â year Â eos Â have Â over Â 500 Â million Â UHDOL]HGWKDW%LHEHUKDGD oldâ€™s Â voice, Â Usher Â was Â quick Â views. Â Â Although Â people Â VSHFLDOWDOHQW%XW-XVWLQÂśV to Â sign Â the Â rising Â star. Â Â He Â success Â didnâ€™t Â start Â right Â knew Â that Â Justin Â had Â a Â began Â recording Â his Â debut Â ZKHQKHPHW%UDXQ special Â talent, Â no Â one Â could Â album Â My Â World, Â and Â his Â Â Â Â Â Â Once Â Justin Â was Â discov-Â have Â even Â imagined Â that Â he Â ered, Â he Â and Â his Â mother Â took Â ÂżUVWVLQJOH2QH7LPHZDV would Â become Â so Â successful Â released. Â Â The Â song Â jumped Â on Â a Â huge Â risk Â by Â moving Â because Â of Â it. Â Â At Â age Â 16, Â he Â WRQXPEHURQ%LOOERDUGÂśV has Â made Â more Â money Â than Â from Â their Â home Â town Â of Â top Â 100, Â earning Â a Â Platinum Â most Â people Â will Â make Â in Â Stratford, Â Ontario, Â Canada Â to Â Atlanta, Â Georgia Â in Â hopes Â ranking. Â Â As Â the Â singles Â kept Â their Â lifetime, Â all Â because Â of Â FRPLQJ-XVWLQ%LHEHUÂśV of Â getting Â his Â big Â break, Â some Â videos Â he Â posted Â on Â name Â became Â more Â and Â ZKLFKLVDOVRZKHUHKHÂżUVW the Â Internet. Â more Â known. Â Â On Â February Â met Â Usher, Â who Â ignored Â
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Internet Â Affects Â the Â Industry By Iana Kozelsky Staff Writer
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taken Â several Â â€œhitsâ€? Â due Â to Â You-Â Tubeâ€™s Â own Â quick Â rise Â to Â fame. Â This Â expansive Â website, Â growing Â by Â 35 Â hours Â of Â videos Â per Â minute, Â has Â given Â the Â industry Â stars Â OLNH-XVWLQ%LHEHU&KDULFH and Â Greyson Â Chance. Â Along Â with Â these Â prodigies, Â YouTube Â has Â also Â given Â the Â industry Â some Â challenges Â and Â tough Â times. Â Recorded Â music Â sales Â have Â been Â decreasing Â at Â an Â unprecedented Â rate Â over Â the Â last Â decade. Â Revenues Â from Â digital Â download Â services Â like Â Apple Â iTunes Â and Â Amazon Â MP3 Â are Â still Â growing Â strong, Â but Â they Â are Â not Â generating Â enough Â revenue Â to Â make Â up Â for Â the Â sharp Â decline Â in Â CD Â sales. Â The Â industry, Â taking Â the Â hit, Â has Â realized Â that Â instead Â of Â competing Â with Â YouTube, Â is Â needs Â to Â work Â with Â it Â in Â order Â to Â regain Â their Â success Â and Â increase Â sales. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Generating Â billions Â of Â global Â views Â daily, Â with Â the Â third Â most Â WUDIÂżFRQWKHLQWHUQHW<RX7XEHLV an Â excellent Â venue Â for Â musicians Â to Â upload Â their Â material Â and Â get Â
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producers Â have Â turned Â to Â autotuning Â tracks Â in Â order Â to Â make Â a Â semi-Âtalented Â wan-Â nabe Â musician Â sound Â as Â if Â he/ she Â is Â the Â next Â big Â star. Â What Â happened Â to Â those Â artists Â who Â incorporated Â poetry Â and Â such Â lyrics Â which Â spoke Â to Â our Â bodies, Â minds Â and Â souls Â or Â even Â those Â artists Â who Â opted Â to Â incorporate Â sounds Â from Â older Â times Â to Â mix Â with Â mod-Â ern Â day Â sounds? Â Although Â certain Â types Â of Â music Â which Â
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10 Student Interest
Here and Now Issue 4
Hazing Â Causes Â Concern Â at Â College By Melissa Nemati Staff Writer
Â Â Â Â Â In Â the Â fall, Â the Â seniors Â will Â embark Â on Â their Â college Â journey. Â Weâ€™ll Â attempt Â WRÂżQGRXUQLFKHVDPRQJVWWKRXVDQGV of Â other Â students Â at Â our Â respective Â Uni-Â versities. Â One Â way Â some Â of Â us Â will Â try Â to Â make Â friends Â will Â be Â by Â joining Â a Â so-Â rority. Â The Â infamous Â Greek Â system Â has Â been Â projected Â into Â our Â lives Â through Â the Â media Â as Â usually Â being Â something Â QHJDWLYH%XWLQUHDOLW\ZKDWGRHVWKH Greek Â world Â really Â entail? Â Â Â Â Â Sure, Â joining Â a Â sorority Â or Â fraternity Â and Â establishing Â bonds Â with Â sisters Â and Â brothers Â might Â just Â be Â the Â most Â memo-Â rable Â part Â of Â oneâ€™s Â college Â experience. Â The Â recent Â cancelled Â television Â show, Â *5((. IRU H[DPSOH VKHGV OLJKW on Â the Â positive Â aspects Â of Â the Â Greek Â system. Â Rusty, Â the Â main Â character, Â is Â the Â prime Â showcase Â of Â a Â former Â high Â VFKRRORXWFDVWWU\LQJWRÂżWLQDWFROOHJH To Â do Â this, Â he Â pledges Â a Â Fraternity. Â Â Â Â Â Â Throughout Â the Â seasons Â Rusty Â quickly Â molds Â himself Â into Â a Â relatively Â FRQÂżGHQW JX\ RQ FDPSXV ZKLOH VWLOO maintaining Â his Â geeky Â quirks Â and Â all Â around Â being Â himself. Â As Â a Â result Â of Â the Â friendly Â embrace Â of Â his Â brother-Â hood, Â he Â makes Â life Â long Â friends Â and Â enjoys Â events Â such Â as Â attending Â Greek Â parties Â and Â forming Â relationships Â with Â various Â girls. Â $OWKRXJKLWH[HPSOLÂżHGWKHSRVL-Â tive Â aspects Â of Â Greek Â life, Â the Â show Â also Â portrayed Â the Â negative Â affects. Â
'XULQJ5XVW\ÂśVÂżUVWZHHNDVDSOHGJH he Â is Â forced Â to Â make Â a Â fool Â of Â himself Â throughout Â hazing Â week Â during Â which Â his Â feet Â â€œmiraculouslyâ€? Â are Â found Â to Â be Â dyed Â a Â shade Â of Â dark Â blue Â and Â part Â of Â his Â pants Â are Â cut Â off Â at Â the Â back. Â He Â HQGVXSEHLQJODWHIRUKLVÂżUVWKRQRUV physics Â class Â and Â gets Â mistaken Â for Â be-Â ing Â a Â homeless Â man. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Â famous Â movie, Â â€œAnimal Â House,â€? Â similarly Â introduces Â this Â ste-Â reotype Â of Â the Â Greek Â system Â including Â two Â things: Â hazing Â and Â non-Âstop Â party-Â LQJ%XWDJDLQHYHQWKURXJKWKHPRQ-Â strous Â amount Â of Â reckless Â activities Â the Â PDLQFKDUDFWHU%HDYHUDQGWKHUHVWRI his Â gang Â experience, Â the Â brotherhood Â ends Â up Â sticking Â together Â at Â the Â end Â
â€œMedia Â represents Â both Â the Â positive Â and Â nega-Â tive Â aspects Â of Â the Â Greek Â system Â from Â the Â Hollywood Â eyeâ€? once Â the Â brothers Â get Â themselves Â in Â trouble. Â Â Â Â Â Clearly, Â media Â represents Â both Â the Â positive Â and Â negative Â aspects Â of Â the Â Greek Â system Â from Â the Â Hollywood Â eye, Â but Â what Â really Â goes Â on Â behind Â closed Â doors? Â Hazing, Â to Â many, Â seems Â
like Â a Â silly Â and Â almost Â exciting Â time Â for Â young Â college Â students Â who Â go Â through Â ridiculous Â and Â demeaning Â tasks Â just Â to Â be Â accepted Â into Â a Â top Â VRURULW\ RU IUDWHUQLW\ KRXVH %XW KD]-Â ing Â is Â more Â serious Â and Â gruesome Â than Â some Â people Â may Â think. Â Â Â Â Â Case Â one: Â at Â the Â University Â of Â Miami Â in Â Novemeber Â of Â 2001, Â Kappa Â Sigma Â pledge, Â Chad Â Meredith, Â was Â forced Â to Â binge Â drink Â and Â then Â was Â persuaded Â to Â swim Â across Â Lake Â Osceola. Â He Â drowned Â thirty-Âfour Â feet Â from Â shore Â and Â his Â death Â led Â to Â the Â passing Â of Â the Â Chad Â Meredith Â Act, Â which Â restricted Â hazing Â from Â college Â campuses. Â Â Â Â Â Â In Â 2005, Â Chi Â Tau Â fraternity Â pledge, Â Matthew Â Carrington, Â was Â pressured Â to Â drink Â gallons Â of Â water Â in Â freezing Â temperatures. Â He Â was Â then Â forced Â to Â do Â calisthenics Â while Â standing Â on Â one Â foot Â and Â drinking Â the Â water. Â He Â col-Â lapsed Â and Â died Â two Â hours Â later Â from Â water Â intoxication, Â and Â the Â fraternity Â was Â suspended. Â Â Â Â Â Â On Â the Â sorority Â front, Â at Â UM-ÂFlint, Â WKH %HWD 6LJPD 3KL KRXVH ZDV VXV-Â pended Â after Â pledges Â were Â caught Â driving Â around Â drunk Â people Â and Â rid-Â ing Â in Â cars Â blindfolded. Â Finally, Â at Â the Â 3KL (SVLORQ VRURULW\ KRXVH DW +RIVWUD University, Â pledges Â were Â branded Â with Â a Â three-Âpronged Â fork Â to Â represent Â their Â three Â values. Â These Â are Â only Â a Â few Â of Â the Â many Â incidents Â where Â hazing Â has Â
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gone Â wrong. Â Â Â Â Â Despite Â hazing, Â sororities Â and Â fra-Â ternities Â can Â still Â have Â their Â perks. Â For Â example, Â some Â universities Â offer Â busi-Â ness Â fraternities, Â or Â co-Âed Â fraternities, Â where Â college Â kids Â learn Â to Â network Â and Â create Â connections Â as Â future Â busi-Â ness Â leaders. Â Â Â Â Â Â Other Â houses Â are Â dedicated Â to Â philan-Â thropy Â work. Â Other Â houses Â are Â known Â to Â have Â exciting Â gatherings, Â which Â are Â a Â quintessential Â part Â of Â the Â college Â ex-Â
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perience. Â The Â most Â important Â thing, Â though, Â is Â the Â fact Â that Â you Â can Â be Â sure Â no Â matter Â what Â house Â you Â join, Â youâ€™ll Â end Â up Â with Â lifelong Â friends Â and Â great Â memories. Â Â Â Â Â Â So Â what Â we Â can Â learn Â from Â all Â this Â is Â that Â the Â Greek Â system Â has Â a Â lot Â of Â positive Â aspects, Â but Â we Â just Â need Â to Â make Â sure Â that Â weâ€™re Â responsible Â and Â donâ€™t Â do Â anything Â thatâ€™s Â going Â to Â make Â us Â uncomfortable Â no Â matter Â how Â much Â pressure Â is Â placed Â on Â us.
The Â Job Â Hunt By Danielle Anane Staff Writer
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Get Â Out Â and Â Get Â Going By Gaby Keane Photo Editor
Â Â Â Â Â Sometimes Â the Â combination Â of Â summer Â heat, Â noon Â wake Â up Â calls, Â and Â a Â profusion Â of Â popsicles Â can Â deter Â even Â the Â most Â exercise-Âcrazed Â student Â from Â hitting Â the Â gym. Â Staying Â active Â is Â ex-Â tremely Â important Â all Â year Â round, Â espe-Â cially Â in Â the Â summer. Â Sports Â preseason Â has Â a Â way Â of Â sneaking Â up Â on Â you Â in Â those Â last Â weeks Â of Â August, Â and Â it Â will Â never Â feel Â good Â if Â you Â have Â spent Â three Â months Â lazing Â around Â and Â â€œexercis-Â ingâ€? Â by Â walking Â over Â to Â the Â ice Â cream Â WUXFN 6WD\LQJ ÂżW GRHV QRW KDYH WR mean Â spending Â hours Â in Â a Â stuffy Â gym, Â staring Â at Â the Â wall Â while Â you Â run Â on Â the Â treadmill. Â There Â are Â a Â multitude Â of Â fun, Â HQWHUWDLQLQJZD\VWRVWD\DFWLYHWKDWÂżW right Â into Â any Â enjoyable Â summer Â day. Â Â Â Â You Â can Â take Â a Â break Â from Â tanning Â and Â swim Â laps Â in Â the Â pool, Â simultane-Â ously Â getting Â exercise Â and Â cooling Â off. Â If Â you Â are Â vacationing Â on Â the Â beach, Â a Â swim Â in Â the Â ocean Â can Â be Â a Â good Â work-Â
out-Â-Âjust Â be Â careful Â not Â to Â get Â caught Â in Â the Â current! Â Joining Â in Â a Â game Â of Â beach Â volleyball Â is Â an Â engaging Â way Â to Â meet Â QHZ SHRSOH DQG JHW ÂżW DOO WKH VDPH time. Â Wake Â up Â early Â and Â go Â for Â a Â jog Â on Â the Â beach, Â a Â relaxing Â activity Â that Â allows Â you Â to Â enjoy Â the Â sunrise Â and Â a Â quiet Â beach. Â A Â simple Â walk Â on Â the Â beach Â with Â a Â friend Â or Â family Â member Â provides Â much Â more Â of Â a Â workout Â than Â you Â ever Â would Â have Â thought. Â Run-Â ning Â on Â the Â sand Â may Â feel Â extremely Â hard, Â much Â more Â so Â than Â pavement Â or Â dirt. Â This Â is Â because Â when Â you Â attempt Â to Â push Â off Â the Â sand, Â it Â gives Â way Â and Â requires Â you Â to Â exert Â about Â 1.5 Â times Â the Â energy Â that Â would Â be Â required Â to Â maintain Â the Â same Â speed Â on Â solid Â ground. Â For Â walkers, Â make Â that Â 2.1 Â to Â 2.7 Â times Â for Â energy. Â So Â next Â time Â your Â young Â cousins Â force Â you Â to Â play Â tag Â on Â the Â beach, Â just Â remember Â that Â your Â butt Â will Â thank Â you!
Â Â Â Â If Â you Â are Â looking Â for Â something Â ac-Â tive Â to Â do Â that Â is Â closer Â to Â home, Â look Â QRIXUWKHUWKDQWKH& 2&DQDO'ULYH down Â with Â a Â few Â friends Â and Â a Â picnic Â lunch Â to Â enjoy Â after Â a Â walk Â down Â to Â the Â gorgeous Â view Â of Â the Â rapids. Â If Â you Â want Â to Â do Â something Â more Â physically Â active, Â strap Â on Â your Â hiking Â boots, Â SDFN D &OLI EDU DQG KLNH WKH & 2ÂśV FDQDO%LOO\*RDW7UDLO7KH%LOO\*RDW Trail Â is Â a Â 3 Â mile Â stretch Â that Â features Â a Â surplus Â of Â nature, Â boulders Â to Â climb Â over, Â and Â a Â steep Â rock Â face Â that Â looks Â over Â the Â Potomac Â River Â that Â you Â must Â walk Â up Â in Â order Â to Â get Â back Â on Â the Â main Â path. There Â are Â a Â plethora Â of Â fun Â summer Â ac-Â tivities Â that Â you Â can Â do Â in Â order Â to Â stay Â in Â shape, Â so Â dump Â the Â stuffy Â gym Â ex-Â cuse Â into Â the Â trash Â can Â and Â start Â work-Â ing Â those Â muscles!
able Â to Â balance Â work Â and Â play Â espe-Â FLDOO\GXULQJWKHVXPPHU%XWWKHPRW-Â to Â stands Â true Â â€œwork Â hard, Â play Â harder, Â â€? Â especially Â with Â summer Â steadily Â ap-Â proaching Â it Â is Â important Â to Â make Â sure Â WKDW\RXDUHVHWÂżQDQFLDOO\WREHDEOH to Â jump Â in Â on Â all Â the Â activities Â the Â sum-Â mer Â has Â to Â offer. Â The Â whole Â deal Â about Â getting Â a Â summer Â job Â as Â a Â teenager Â is Â to Â make Â sure Â that Â it Â is Â in Â someone Â ben-Â HÂżFLDOWR\RX Â Â Â Â Â If Â your Â biggest Â vice Â is Â good Â food, Â WKHQ ÂżQG D SDUW WLPH MRE DW D JRRG restaurant Â where Â you Â are Â guaranteed Â to Â get Â a Â discount Â on Â all Â your Â favorite Â meals. Â Maybe Â clothes Â drive Â you Â crazy Â in Â a Â good Â way, Â then Â consider Â getting Â a Â job Â at Â your Â favorite Â retail Â store Â if Â they Â are Â hiring. Â Sometimes Â looking Â for Â jobs Â in Â the Â most Â unexpected Â places Â can Â re-Â ally Â pay Â off. Â %HLQJDEOHWRJRRXWDQGKDQJRXW with Â friends Â as Â you Â please Â without Â having Â to Â continually Â ask Â your Â parents Â for Â twenty Â bucks Â every Â time Â will Â serve Â as Â such Â a Â relief. Â You Â even Â get Â a Â head Â VWDUW RQ WDNLQJ FDUH RI \RXU RZQ Âż-Â nances Â something Â that Â is Â very Â essential Â as Â college Â is Â right Â around Â the Â corner. Â Â The Â best Â way Â to Â tackle Â the Â job Â search Â is Â to Â go Â in Â with Â an Â open Â mind Â and Â a Â very Â determined Â spirit. Â <RXFDQÂśWÂżQGDMRELI\RXDUHQRW willing Â to Â be Â persistent. Â It Â is Â often Â necessary Â to Â follow Â up Â continuously Â wherever Â you Â put Â in Â an Â application. Â Maybe Â consider Â targeting Â different Â ar-Â eas Â if Â segments Â throughout Â the Â course Â of Â a Â week Â but Â remember Â the Â sooner Â you Â start Â the Â search Â the Â more Â you Â are Â JXDUDQWHHG WR ÂżQG DW OHDVW RQH JRRG MRE7KHÂżUVWWKLQJWKDWVKRXOGEHIDF-Â tored Â in Â while Â determining Â where Â to Â look Â for Â a Â job Â is Â how Â far Â you Â are Â will-Â ing Â to Â drive Â and Â the Â mileage Â and Â gas Â required Â to Â get Â there. Â Â Â Â Â Â Maybe Â you Â want Â to Â save Â the Â en-Â vironment Â and Â bike Â to Â work Â all Â sum-Â PHUFRQVLGHUÂżQGLQJDMREWKDWLVQHDU
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Check out stores that have â€œhelp wantedâ€? signs, like this one!
a Â bike Â trial Â or Â within Â a Â good Â distance Â near Â your Â house. Â Sometimes Â the Â local Â country Â club Â also Â has Â some Â great Â open-Â ings Â even Â for Â non-Âmembers. Â Â Â Â Â Â If Â you Â travel Â a Â lot Â during Â the Â sum-Â mer Â remember Â sometimes Â you Â can Â ÂżQGDMREZKHUHYHU\RXJRHVSHFLDOO\ if Â you Â are Â planning Â on Â spending Â a Â great Â deal Â of Â the Â summer Â there. Â Some Â local Â
â€œThe Â best Â way Â to Â tackle Â the Â job Â search Â is Â to Â go Â in Â with Â an Â open Â mind Â and Â a Â very Â determined Â spiritâ€? surf Â shops Â are Â willing Â to Â hire Â part Â time Â on Â a Â come Â and Â go Â basis. Â Whatever Â you Â GRPDNHVXUH\RXÂżQGVRPHWKLQJWKDW is Â both Â fun Â and Â pays Â well Â but Â never Â discredit Â internships Â because Â some-Â times Â they Â can Â lead Â to Â paid Â internships. Â Â Â Â Â Â It Â is Â best Â to Â start Â building Â your Â re-Â sume Â and Â repertoire Â now Â while Â your Â young, Â even Â if Â in Â college Â you Â can Â use Â your Â summer Â jobs Â as Â a Â reference Â gaining Â a Â leg Â up Â from Â the Â other Â appli-Â FDQWV%HVXUHWRFKHFNORFDOFRPPX-Â nity Â boards Â for Â job Â openings Â and Â other Â places Â where Â job Â offerings Â are Â often Â posted. Â When Â in Â doubt Â do Â not Â discredit Â babysitting!
Stone Ridge May 25, 2011
Bulldog Boy & Gator Girl Bulldog Boy, Okay so this actually a legit question. I have been [going out] with this boy for approx. 1.5 months I am kinda over it. He, on the other hand, has grown VERY attached...tryna plan our future together, etc. He has even driven by my house just â€œfor kicksâ€?. Itâ€™s startinâ€™ ta creep me out. So a normal person would just be like, â€œListen boy, itâ€™s overâ€?. But unfortunately we have many mutual friends and I kind of want to go to prom with him.... if only to enjoy the dance/entertainment. Is there a way of going together without actually â€œgoing togetherâ€?? HOW DOO I HANDLE THIS BDB??????? Sincerely, CANT BE TAMED Dear CANT BE TAMED, Figuring out how to end a relationship can be incredibly challenging, especially when the relationship is not FOHDUO\GHĂ€QHG,Q\RXUFDVHLWZLOOEH even trickier because of your mutual friends, but the bottom line is if you are not happy with what you have with this guy right now, you should gently and respectfully make the changes you need to make sure that you are happy. Tell him how youâ€™re feelingâ€”donâ€™t just tell him you want to end it; tell him you have fun when youâ€™re with him, but you are worried about how attached he is. Most guys would be receptive to that and give you some space. The crucial factor here is timing. If you have your talk before prom, it could be really awkward at the GDQFHRUKHPD\HYHQĂ€QGDQRWKHU date. If you wait until afterwards, you will be forced to continue your relationship as if nothing is wrong. Itâ€™s okay and even encouraged for you to pretend youâ€™re really excited to be with him at prom, but not if that means youâ€™ll be in a situation where you feel pressured to do something youâ€™re not comfortable with. If you think that kind of situation could come up, then you need to have the talk before prom, because the worst-case scenario would be an emergency â€œchatâ€? at prom about your relationship and your boundaries. This would make prom not fun for either of you, so avoid that at all costs.
Dear Gator Girls, Confession time: I am a senior at Prep (shocker, right?), and so I will graduate in a couple of weeks. Before I move on to a different stage of my bulldog life, I just wanted to say how much of a pleasure it has been to be harassed by anonymous email for almost two years now. Back when I was a freshman bulldog, new to the world of Maryland private schools, I could have never conceived that I would be GatorGirlâ€™s, â€œgo-to guy for adviceâ€? or BulldogWomanâ€™s â€œmystery man.â€? In fact, I didnâ€™t even know any girls at Stone Ridge, except for one, and as you probably already know, she rode horses a lot. During my sophomore year I was still a little awkward and shy, and so I can GHĂ€QLWHO\UHODWHWR%R\OHVV/LIH ga+0rg!rl, and all the other girls who ask me how to meet guys. From my personal experience, the best advice I have for becoming more social is to be comfortable with who you are and to be patient. Thatâ€™s what I did, and by the end of junior year, I had lots of Gator friends. As a senior, I was busting a move like a champ at â€œWinter Ball.â€? â€ŚBut enough about me. You guys have been the best readers I could ask for, and I have been continually impressed and amused by your wit and hip $1lang. I love your riddles and your pictures of children hunting giant boars, your blatant references to my classmates, and your more clever allusions to my girlfriend. I DSSUHFLDWHERWKWKHTXHVWLRQVQRWĂ€W for publication and the questions that keep this feature of the Here and Now alive. Thanks again, Stone Ridge girls. Yours always, Bulldog Boy
Facebook Â friended Â Movies By Iana Kozelsky Staff Writer Â Â Â Â Â According Â to Â Creating Â Results, Â 41.6% Â Â Â of Â Americans Â have Â a Â Facebook. Â It Â only Â seems Â logical Â to Â use Â this Â widely Â known Â and Â used Â social Â networking Â website Â as Â a Â powerful Â marketing Â tool. Â Companies Â such Â as Â iTunes Â have Â al-Â ready Â taken Â advantage Â of Â advertising Â and Â promoting Â on Â Facebook, Â and Â now Â HYHQ :DUQHU %URWKHUV (QWHUWDLQPHQW is Â planning Â to Â use Â the Â website Â to Â their Â advantage. Â For Â $3 Â worth Â of Â Facebook Â credits, Â users Â will Â be Â able Â to Â purchase Â or Â rent Â the Â movie Â of Â their Â choice Â di-Â UHFWO\ IURP WKH ZHEVLWH %ORFNEXVWHU ZDVGHIHDWHGE\1HWĂ€L[EXWZLOO1HW-Â Ă€L[ VWDQG XS WR WKH FKDOOHQJH DJDLQVW Facebook? Â Â Â Â Â The Â March Â 2011 Â release Â of Â Warner Â %URVÂżUVWWULDOÂżOPRQ)DFHERRN7KH Dark Â Knight, Â was Â a Â success. Â It Â was Â such Â a Â success Â that Â the Â company Â even Â DGGHGÂżYHDGGLWLRQDOPRYLHVWKDWVDPH month: Â Harry Â Potter Â and Â the Â Sorcererâ€™s Â Stone, Â Harry Â Potter Â and Â the Â Chamber Â RI 6HFUHWV<RJL %HDU ,QFHSWLRQ DQG Life Â As Â We Â Know Â It. Â Â Â Â Â The Â titles Â are Â all Â available Â through Â HDFK ÂżOPÂśV RIÂżFLDO )DFHERRN SDJH
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on Â Facebook Â available Â soon. In Â addition Â to Â Facebook Â movies, Â the Â social Â network Â gaming Â world Â has Â grown Â tremendously Â in Â the Â past Â sev-Â HUDO\HDUV$FFRUGLQJWR*DPHV%HDW social Â gaming Â revenues Â hit Â $1 Â billion Â in Â 2010. Â Predictions Â have Â been Â made Â that Â by Â 2015, Â the Â popularity Â of Â gaming Â on Â social Â networks Â could Â bring Â rev-Â enues Â to Â $5 Â billion. Â While Â most Â games Â are Â free Â to Â play, Â most Â of Â the Â money Â brought Â by Â these Â games Â comes Â from Â advertisements Â or Â gamers Â purchasing Â virtual Â goods. Â Â Â Â Â â€œGaming Â on Â social Â networks Â has Â quickly Â become Â the Â most Â visible Â cat-Â egory Â of Â online Â games,â€? Â said Â Pietro Â Macchiarella, Â a Â research Â analyst Â at Â Parks Â Associates. Â â€œRight Â now Â more Â than Â 250 Â million Â people Â play Â games Â like Â Zyngaâ€™s Â CityVille Â and Â FarmVille Â on Â Facebook Â every Â month, Â and Â both Â game Â developers Â and Â marketers Â have Â WDNHQQRWLFH%LJEUDQGVVXFKDV0F-Â 'RQDOGÂśV DQG (OHYHQ KDYH FDUULHG out Â cross-Âpromotions Â with Â existing Â social Â games.â€?
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PS. Special thanks to Alex Gangitano (â€™10) and Carolyn Ruocco (â€™10) for starting Bulldog Boy, and to Laura Kraisinger for keeping it alive.
Best of luck, Bulldog Boy
Continued From Front
Breaking Â The Â Silence
keep Â in Â mind, Â we Â do Â not Â intend Â for Â this Â article Â to Â be Â a Â slap Â on Â the Â wrist, Â but Â rather Â a Â call Â to Â action. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In Â this Â past Â year, Â incredible Â strides Â have Â been Â taken Â in Â the Â nationwide Â movement Â to Â propagate Â equality Â for Â /*%7 FLWL]HQV 7KH UHSHDO RI 'RQÂśW $VN 'RQÂśW 7HOO KDV DOORZHG /*%7 Americans Â the Â right Â to Â serve Â openly Â in Â the Â military. Â Â The Â U.S. Â Department Â of Â Justice Â has Â stated Â that Â it Â will Â no Â lon-Â ger Â defend Â Section Â 3 Â of Â the Â Defense Â RI0DUULDJH$FWZKLFKGHÂżQHVÂłPDU-Â riageâ€? Â and Â â€œspouseâ€? Â as Â terms Â only Â applying Â to Â opposite-Âsex Â couples) Â in Â court, Â paving Â the Â way Â for Â a Â judicial Â decision Â that Â would Â allow Â for Â same-Â sex Â spouses Â to Â be Â entitled Â to Â federal Â recognition Â and Â protection. Â Â And Â in Â %HWKHVGD 0' 6WRQH 5LGJH VWXGHQWV were Â given Â part Â of Â the Â Social Â Action Â bulletin Â board Â to Â dedicate Â to Â the Â be-Â JLQQLQJRIDQ/*%7GLDORJXHLQWKHLU community. Â Â Â Â Â Â Although Â you Â may Â not Â know Â it, Â groups Â of Â students Â have Â been Â working Â WR LPSURYH WKH VWDWH RI /*%7 LVVXHV at Â Stone Â Ridge Â since Â 2009. Â Â Student Â representatives Â attended Â the Â 2011 Â As-Â sociation Â of Â Independent Â Maryland Â Schools Â Conference Â on Â creating Â safe Â VSDFHV IRU /*%7 VWXGHQWV DQG PRUH recently Â there Â was Â an Â on-Âcampus Â din-Â ner Â dialogue Â meeting Â about Â these Â is-Â sues Â as Â they Â relate Â to Â our Â community. Â Â Spectrum Â has Â been Â the Â name Â of Â this Â overall Â initiative, Â our Â sincere Â inten-Â tion Â to Â change Â the Â way Â that Â our Â school Â HPEUDFHV/*%7LVVXHV:HKRSHWKLV QDPH RI D IXWXUH FOXE ZLOO UHĂ€HFW WKH fact Â that Â members Â of Â our Â school Â com-Â munity Â represent Â a Â range Â of Â sexual Â identities, Â and Â that Â all Â of Â these Â people Â should Â be Â embraced Â equally. Â Â Â Â Â Â These Â are Â all Â important Â stepping-Â stones Â on Â the Â path Â to Â full Â equality Â and Â
DFFHSWDQFH %XW IRU WKDW JRDO WR EH reached Â one Â day, Â people Â must Â be Â will-Â ing Â to Â take Â risks Â and Â stand Â up Â for Â what Â they Â believe Â in Â not Â just Â when Â they Â are Â WHVWHG EXW ZKHQ WKH\ ÂżQG WKDW WKH question Â has Â not Â even Â been Â asked Â yet. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â As Â a Â Catholic Â school Â in Â particular, Â we Â have Â been Â called Â to Â ensure Â that Â all Â members Â of Â our Â community Â feel Â loved Â and Â included. Â Â In Â 1997 Â the Â American Â %LVKRSVPDGHWKLVFOHDULQWKHLUVWDWH-Â ment Â â€œAlways Â our Â Childrenâ€? Â in Â which Â they Â wrote Â â€œWe Â call Â on Â all Â Christians Â and Â citizens Â of Â good Â will Â to Â confront Â their Â own Â fears Â about Â homosexuality Â and Â to Â curb Â the Â humor Â and Â discrimina-Â tion Â that Â offend Â homosexual Â persons. Â We Â understand Â that Â having Â a Â homosex-Â ual Â orientation Â brings Â with Â it Â enough Â anxiety, Â pain Â and Â issues Â related Â to Â self-Â acceptance Â without Â society Â bringing Â additional Â prejudicial Â treatment.â€? Â Â Â Â Â Â In Â order Â to Â put Â the Â full Â value Â of Â a Â Stone Â Ridge Â education Â into Â use, Â this Â principle Â of Â personal Â initiative Â must Â be Â implicitly Â acquired, Â although Â it Â is Â not Â something Â one Â learns Â in Â the Â class-Â room. Â Â Right Â now, Â casual Â homophobia Â is Â a Â part Â of Â the Â social Â and Â intellectual Â atmosphere Â at Â Stone Â Ridge, Â and Â un-Â less Â we Â take Â concrete Â steps Â to Â educate Â and Â raise Â awareness Â within Â our Â com-Â munity, Â weâ€™re Â sending Â young Â women Â out Â into Â the Â world Â who Â will Â perpetuate Â that Â culture Â of Â subconscious Â discrimi-Â nation. Â Â Â Â Â Our Â tendency Â to Â brush Â what Â makes Â us Â uncomfortable Â under Â the Â carpet Â (or Â into Â the Â closet) Â is Â an Â impediment Â to Â fostering Â a Â social Â awareness Â which Â impels Â to Â action, Â the Â building Â of Â com-Â munity Â as Â a Â Christian Â value, Â and Â per-Â sonal Â growth Â in Â an Â atmosphere Â of Â wise Â freedom. Â Â Letâ€™s Â be Â the Â change. Â Â Letâ€™s Â break Â the Â silence.
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Â Â Â Â Â As Â much Â as Â the Â phrase Â â€œYour Â Safe-Â ty Â Is Â Our Â Priorityâ€? Â may Â bring Â comfort, Â the Â TSAâ€™s Â overuse Â of Â the Â phrase Â all Â over Â their Â website Â and Â on Â almost Â every Â square Â foot Â near Â their Â security Â checks, Â may Â also Â bring Â some Â discomfort Â â€“ Â and Â that Â is Â not Â just Â from Â the Â enhanced Â pat-Â downs. Â While Â we Â see Â this Â phrase Â many Â times Â in Â various Â places Â in Â our Â daily Â lives, Â on Â buses, Â in Â restaurants, Â etc., Â the Â TSA, Â Transportation Â Security Â Ad-Â ministration, Â really Â does Â put Â travelersâ€™ Â VDIHW\ÂżUVW Â Â Â Â Â Though Â recently, Â as Â more Â and Â more Â people Â are Â discouraging Â the Â use Â of Â full-Âbody Â scanners Â and Â pat-Âdowns Â for Â the Â selected Â 3% Â of Â airplane Â travelers, Â the Â TSA Â has Â been Â accused Â of Â having Â a Â high Â failure Â rate. Â However, Â the Â TSA Â claims Â this Â information Â was Â gathered Â from Â only Â 3 Â three Â airports Â out Â of Â 450 Â in Â 2004-Â2005. Â Since Â then, Â they Â have Â been Â applying Â newer Â and Â more Â ad-Â vanced Â technology. Â Their Â advanced Â imaging Â technology Â has Â detected Â 130 Â dangerous Â and Â illegal Â items Â in Â the Â past Â year. Â The Â pat-Âdowns Â that Â were Â dreaded Â by Â many Â travelers Â this Â past Â holiday Â season Â helped Â tremendously Â with Â safe Â travel. Â Â Â Â Â More Â and Â more Â cases Â against Â the Â 76$KDYHEHHQÂżOHGWKRXJKVRPHDUH more Â successful Â than Â others. Â Congress Â authorizes Â the Â TSA Â to Â search Â travelers Â
for Â weapons Â and Â explosives, Â and Â that Â is Â the Â extent Â to Â which Â they Â are Â sup-Â posed Â to Â utilize Â their Â security. Â Howev-Â er, Â the Â TSA Â oversteps Â their Â boundaries Â when Â they Â start Â to Â check Â passengers Â IRUDQ\WKLQJHOVHWKH\ÂżQGVXVSLFLRXV especially Â if Â it Â would Â not Â pose Â a Â threat Â to Â passengers Â on Â an Â aircraft. Â For Â exam-Â ple, Â they Â caught Â a Â man Â with Â three Â fake Â passports Â when Â they Â searched Â him Â after Â they Â placed Â him Â on Â a Â selected Â VHDUFK OLVW ZKHQ KH ERRNHG KLV Ă€LJKW DW WKH ODVW PLQXWH 7KH 76$ RIÂżFLDOV violated Â his Â rights Â against Â unreason-Â
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travelers Â might Â be Â questioning. Â Those Â concerned Â about Â the Â radiation Â should Â not Â be Â worried Â about Â anything. Â The Â X-Â Rays Â used Â for Â security Â have Â to Â pass Â a Â test Â by Â Health Â Physicists Â and Â are Â also Â tested Â periodically Â and Â updated Â when Â newer Â technology Â comes Â out. %XW EHVLGHV WKH QHZ DQG JUHDW technology, Â the Â TSA Â employees Â also Â play Â a Â role Â when Â it Â comes Â to Â secu-Â rity. Â And Â as Â the Â saying Â goes, Â humans Â are Â not Â perfect Â and Â they Â can Â make Â mistakes. Â Maria Â Lumbre Â experienced Â RQHRIWKHVHPLVWDNHVDWWKH%:,DLU-Â port. Â When Â travelling Â to Â San Â Diego Â in Â early Â December, Â her Â carry-Âon Â bag Â was Â checked Â because Â of Â her Â water Â bottle Â DW %:, :KHQ WUDYHOOLQJ EDFN KRPH at Â the Â San Â Diego Â airport, Â her Â carry-Âon Â bag Â was Â checked Â again. Â This Â time, Â it Â was Â because Â the Â x-Âray Â showed Â that Â she Â was Â carrying Â an Â X-ÂActo Â blade Â (for Â art) Â in Â her Â pencil Â case, Â though Â she Â did Â not Â realize Â this. Â However, Â the Â blade Â was Â not Â caught Â in Â Maryland. Â This Â brings Â up Â suspicion Â on Â how Â much Â we Â can Â re-Â ally Â rely Â on Â the Â trustworthiness Â of Â the Â 76$(YHU\76$DJHQWLVUHTXLUHGWR go Â through Â many Â hours Â of Â training Â so Â that Â they Â are Â professionally Â quali-Â ÂżHGWRZRUNDWVHFXULW\FKHFNSRLQWVDW DLUSRUWV %XW VRPHWLPHV WKH MRE PD\ require Â more Â than Â just Â an Â amount Â of Â hours Â of Â training.
Arts & Entertainment
Here and Now Issue 4
A Â Modern Â Day Â Fairytale: Â The Â Royal Â Wedding By Melissa Nemati Staff Writer Â Â Â Â Â Save Â the Â date Â for Â the Â wedding Â of Â the Â century Â on Â April Â 29, Â 2011. Â Although Â we Â canâ€™t Â be Â there Â personally, Â we Â can Â still Â live Â vicariously Â through Â the Â many Â royals Â who Â will Â be Â in Â attendance Â to Â watch Â Prince Â William Â of Â Wales Â tie Â the Â knot Â with Â his Â girlfriend Â of Â many Â years, Â Kate Â Middleton. Â The Â coupleâ€™s Â love Â life Â has Â been Â blown Â out Â of Â proportions Â by Â the Â UK Â tabloids Â and Â media, Â but Â they Â met Â just Â like Â any Â other Â couple Â would. Â Â Â Â Â In Â 2001, Â Prince Â William Â enrolled Â at Â St. Â Andrews Â University Â in Â Scotland Â under Â the Â name Â of Â William Â Wales. Â Here Â is Â where Â the Â fairytale Â couple Â met Â and Â eventually Â fell Â in Â love. Â William Â and Â Kate Â were Â both Â studying Â art Â his-Â tory, Â and Â they Â â€œjust Â spent Â more Â time Â together, Â had Â a Â good Â giggle Â and Â real-Â ized Â [they] Â shared Â some Â interestsâ€? Â says Â William. Â â€œShe Â has Â a Â normal Â sense Â of Â humour Â which Â is Â really Â good Â for Â me Â because Â Iâ€™ve Â got Â a Â dead Â sense Â of Â hu-Â mour, Â and Â then Â things Â happenedâ€?, Â Wil-Â OLDPVDLG$WÂżUVWWKHFRXSOHEHFDPH IULHQGV DQG ZHUH VLPSO\ ÂłĂ€DWPDWHVÂ´ EHIRUH WKH\ RIÂżFLDOO\ EHJDQ GDWLQJ LQ 2003. Â â€œ[I] Â went Â bright Â red Â and Â scuttled Â off, Â feeling Â very Â shyâ€?, Â Middleton Â says Â RIZKHQVKHÂżUVWPHWWKH3ULQFH7KHLU UHODWLRQVKLSÂżUVWEHFDPHWDEORLGQHZV when Â Middleton Â attended Â the Â Princeâ€™s Â passing-Âout Â parade Â at Â Sandhurst, Â which Â PDUNHGWKHÂżUVWKLJKSURÂżOHHYHQWVKH attended Â as Â Williamâ€™s Â guest. Â Â Â Â Â Donâ€™t Â be Â fooled Â into Â thinking Â the Â pair Â represented Â the Â epitome Â of Â a Â fairytale Â couple. Â In Â 2007, Â the Â media Â at-Â tention Â and Â constant Â harassing Â by Â the Â paparazzi Â became Â overwhelming Â and Â the Â couple Â decided Â to Â split, Â which Â sad-Â dened Â the Â hearts Â of Â millions. Â However, Â the Â couple Â quickly Â mended Â their Â rela-Â tionship Â and Â in Â October, Â 2010, Â while Â the Â two Â were Â on Â vacation Â in Â Kenya Â with Â friends, Â William Â popped Â the Â question. Â â€œI Â had Â been Â planning Â it Â for Â a Â while Â but Â as Â every Â guy Â out Â there Â knows Â it Â takes Â a Â certain Â amount Â of Â motivation Â to Â get Â yourself Â going, Â so Â I Â was Â planning Â it, Â it Â
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Prince Williams and Kate Middleton plan to get married in Westminster Abbey April 29th, 2011.
just Â felt Â really Â right Â in Â Africaâ€?. Â Mid-Â dleton Â was Â totally Â shocked Â and Â â€œwas Â YHU\H[FLWHGÂ´(YHQWKRXJK:LOOLDPÂśV mother, Â Princess Â Diana, Â sadly Â passed Â away Â in Â 1997, Â her Â spirit Â is Â still Â kept Â in Â the Â wedding Â through Â the Â engagement Â ring. Â William Â gave Â Kate Â his Â late Â moth-Â erâ€™s Â sapphire Â and Â diamond Â encrusted Â engagement Â ring. Â â€œI Â knew Â if Â it Â disap-Â peared Â I Â would Â be Â in Â a Â lot Â of Â troubleâ€ŚI Â thought Â it Â was Â quite Â nice Â because Â (my Â mother) Â is Â not Â going Â to Â be Â around Â for Â the Â fun Â and Â excitement, Â so Â itâ€™s Â my Â way Â of Â keeping Â her Â close Â to Â it Â all.â€? Â Â Â Â Â Recently, Â Prince Â Harry, Â the Â best Â
man, Â and Â a Â few Â of Â Williamâ€™s Â friends Â en-Â gaged Â in Â some Â top Â secret Â shenanigans Â for Â Williamâ€™s Â bachelor Â party, Â while Â Kate Â was Â treated Â to Â a Â quiet Â night Â out Â by Â her Â sister, Â Pippa, Â the Â maid Â of Â honor, Â and Â several Â close Â friends. Â On Â the Â day Â of Â the Â wedding, Â the Â couple Â will Â wed Â at Â Westminster Â Abbey Â on Â April Â 29, Â 2011. Â Middleton Â will Â arrive Â in Â a Â Rolls Â Royce Â Phantom Â VI. Â Unfortunately, Â news Â on Â the Â wedding Â dress Â Middleton Â will Â wear Â is Â kept Â very Â tightly Â under Â wraps, Â but Â rumor Â is Â that Â she Â will Â opt Â for Â a Â %ULWLVK GHVLJQHU 6KH DOVR ZLOO PRVW likely Â wear Â her Â make Â up Â as Â naturally Â
Charlie Â Sheen The Â Reason Â Behind Â the Â Hype By Anna Dunlavey Managing Editor
GRZQ %XW QRZ WKH TXHVWLRQ LV :K\ were Â we Â so Â obsessed Â with Â him Â in Â the Â ÂżUVW SODFH" :KDW ZDV VR LPSRUWDQW about Â watching Â and Â making Â comments Â on Â the Â demise Â of Â an Â actor? Â It Â could Â be Â our Â fascination Â with Â the Â celebrity Â life-Â style. Â Â Â
â€œWhy were we so obsessed with him in the Ă€UVWSODFH":KDWZDVVR important about watching and making comments on the demise of an actor?â€? Charlie Sheen has been all the talk recentely with his ludacris statements. Photo courtesy of Greg Laughner.
Â Â Â Â Â After Â watching Â his Â antics Â for Â more Â than Â a Â month, Â it Â seems Â that Â people Â KDYHÂżQDOO\ORVWWKHLUIDVFLQDWLRQZLWK Charlie Â Sheen. Â His Â comedy Â tour, Â Vio-Â lent Â Torpedo Â of Â Truth/Defeat Â Is Â Not Â an Â Option, Â is Â not Â receiving Â the Â feedback Â one Â might Â expect, Â especially Â since Â WKH\ DOO VROG RXW$W KLV ÂżUVW VWRS LQ Detroit, Â the Â boos Â from Â the Â crowd Â were Â so Â bad Â that Â Sheen Â left Â in Â the Â middle Â of Â his Â performance. Â New Â York Â City Â was Â no Â betterâ€”audience Â members Â trickled Â out Â all Â through Â the Â show, Â and Â Charlie Â
Sheen Â ended Â early Â once Â again. Â His Â exit Â was Â not Â as Â abrupt Â as Â in Â Detroitâ€”in Â New Â York, Â he Â at Â least Â thanked Â his Â au-Â dience, Â saying, Â â€œI Â love Â you, Â New Â York. Â Youâ€™re Â the Â best Â crowd Â ever. Â Well, Â some Â of Â you.â€? ,W VHHPV GHÂżQLWH QRZ WKDW &KDU-Â lie Â sheen Â is Â old Â news. Â After Â months Â of Â hearing Â of Â how Â he Â was Â â€œWinning,â€? Â had Â Âł7LJHU %ORRGÂ´ WKDW PDGH KLP LPSHU-Â vious Â to Â addictions, Â and Â that Â the Â only Â drug Â he Â was Â on Â was Â â€œCharlie Â Sheen,â€? Â the Â hype Â surrounding Â him Â is Â dying Â
It Â could Â be Â that Â the Â news Â on Â Sheen Â is Â lighter Â than Â the Â news Â from Â Japan Â or Â the Â 0LGGOH (DVW 1R PDWWHU ZKDW LW ZDV After Â the Â initial Â surprise, Â it Â appears Â people Â are Â getting Â tired Â of Â Sheen. Â Â Â Â Â There Â are Â many Â tactics Â people Â are Â using Â to Â avoid Â watching Â catastroph-Â ies Â like Â Sheenâ€™s. Â There Â is Â even Â a Â new Â iPhone Â app, Â â€œSilence Â of Â the Â Celebs,â€? Â WKDW ÂżOWHUV VWRULHV RQ QHZV ZHEVLWHV about Â overexposed Â celebrities. Â And Â who Â knows? Â If Â people Â stop Â paying Â at-Â tention Â to Â him, Â Sheen Â may Â calm Â down Â and Â change Â for Â the Â better.
and Â fresh Â as Â possible Â and Â will Â style Â her Â hair Â into Â an Â updo, Â in Â keeping Â with Â her Â conservative Â taste. Â Â Â Â Â There Â will Â be Â 1,900 Â guests Â in Â atten-Â dance Â and Â Archbishop Â of Â Canterbury, Â Dr. Â Rowan Â Williams, Â will Â be Â conduct-Â ing Â the Â ceremony. Â Kate Â will Â receive Â a Â royal Â title Â and Â William Â is Â most Â likely Â to Â receive Â the Â title Â of Â Duke. Â Kate Â will Â wear Â a Â wedding Â band Â created Â from Â Welsh Â gold, Â traditionally Â worn Â by Â roy-Â al Â brides, Â but Â William Â will Â not Â wear Â a Â ring. Â Finally, Â the Â musicians Â who Â will Â perform Â during Â the Â procession Â will Â in-Â clude Â the Â choir Â of Â Westminster Â Abbey, Â
the Â Chapel Â Royal Â Choir, Â the Â London Â Chamber Â Orchestra, Â the Â Fanfare Â Team Â IURP WKH &HQWUDO %DQG RI WKH 5R\DO Air Â Force Â and Â the Â State Â Trumpeters Â of Â the Â Household Â Cavalry. Â Â Â Â Â â€œPersonnel Â from Â each Â of Â the Â three Â services Â will Â form Â a Â path Â lining Â party Â for Â when Â the Â couple Â leave Â Westmin-Â ster Â Abbeyâ€?, Â and Â the Â couple Â will Â ride Â in Â a Â 1902 Â State Â Landau Â carriage, Â built Â IRU.LQJ(GZDUG9,,DVWKH\ULGHRQ WKHLU ZD\ EDFN WR %XFNLQJKDP 3DO-Â ace Â to Â greet Â 660 Â people. Â There Â will Â be Â two Â decadent Â cakes Â at Â the Â reception, Â including Â a Â wedding Â cake Â which Â will Â be Â a Â traditional Â multi-Âtiered Â fruit Â cake Â created Â by Â Leicestershire-Âbased Â cake Â designer, Â Fiona Â Cairns, Â and Â a Â Mcvi-Â tieâ€™s Â Cake Â Company Â chocolate Â bis-Â cuit Â cake, Â which Â was Â requested Â by Â the Â Prince. Â Additionally, Â the Â couple Â has Â set Â up Â a Â charitable Â gift Â fund Â for Â those Â who Â would Â like Â to Â donate Â to Â charity Â to Â help Â the Â couple Â celebrate Â their Â wedding. Â Afterwards, Â â€œthe Â couple Â and Â the Â rest Â of Â WKHUR\DOIDPLO\ZLOOJDWKHURQ%XFN-Â ingham Â Palaceâ€™s Â balcony Â to Â watch Â D Ă€\SDVW RI PRGHUQ DQG KLVWRULF ZDU planesâ€?. Â One Â thing Â the Â public Â is Â curi-Â ous Â to Â see Â is Â whether Â or Â not Â the Â couple Â will Â copy Â Charles Â and Â Dianaâ€™s Â famous Â kiss Â on Â their Â wedding Â day. Â Finally, Â the Â evening Â will Â comprise Â of Â a Â private Â palace Â dinner Â and Â dance Â for Â 300 Â of Â the Â coupleâ€™s Â close Â friends Â and Â family Â hosted Â by Â Charles. 2QH WKLQJ LV GHÂżQLWHO\ VXUH WKLV will Â be Â the Â wedding Â of Â the Â century. Â %XWZHFDQQRWIRUJHWWKDWWKURXJKDOO these Â festivities Â and Â glamour, Â Prince Â William Â and Â soon Â to Â be Â Princess Â Kate Â Middleton Â are Â just Â like Â any Â other Â cou-Â ple Â in Â love Â (the Â pairâ€™s Â request Â to Â not Â have Â servants Â present Â in Â their Â future Â household Â is Â a Â testament Â to Â the Â humble Â quality Â of Â the Â charming Â couple). Â Donâ€™t Â forget Â to Â catch Â the Â broadcasted Â event Â RQ VWDWLRQV VXFK DV $%& DQG %%& America. Â You Â can Â also Â follow Â any Â up-Â GDWHVRIWKHZHGGLQJDWZZZRIÂżFLDO-Â royalwedding2011.org.
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Stone Ridge May 25, 2011
Arts & Entertainment
Dior Â Fires Â Galliano
By Laura Kriasinger Editor-in-Chief
Photo courtesy of Olivier Claisse.
Â Until Â a Â few Â weeks Â ago, Â the Â name Â John Â Galliano Â was Â synony-Â mous Â with Â high Â couture Â and Â the Â Dior Â brand. Â Â Unfortunately, Â recent Â circum-Â stances Â have Â attached Â a Â new Â adjective Â to Â Gallianoâ€™s Â name Â in Â many Â peoplesâ€™ Â minds: Â racist. Â Â According Â to Â the Â New Â York Â Times, Â Galliano Â was Â involved Â in Â DFRQIURQWDWLRQDWWKH/D3HUOH%DULQ Paris Â in Â late Â February. Â According Â to Â Le Â Parisien, Â Galliano Â is Â being Â charged Â with Â â€œpublic Â insults Â made Â against Â in-Â dividuals Â based Â on Â their Â origin Â or Â their Â UHOLJLRXV DIÂżOLDWLRQPDGH DJDLQVW three Â victims.â€?
Since Â the Â supposed Â confrontation Â at Â La Â Perle, Â a Â cell Â phone Â video Â in Â which Â Gal-Â liano Â clearly Â states, Â â€œI Â love Â Hitlerâ€? Â and Â continues Â to Â make Â several Â anti-Âsemitic Â comments. Â Â The Â video Â was Â purchased Â by Â The Â Sun Â UK Â and Â quickly Â spread Â through Â the Â internet. Â Â Following Â Gal-Â lianoâ€™s Â arrest, Â Dior Â suspended Â him Â his Â position Â as Â creative Â director, Â a Â position Â KHKDVKHOGIRUÂżIWHHQ\HDUV$FFRUG-Â ing Â to Â the Â Daily Â Mail, Â following Â the Â events, Â Galliano Â has Â checked Â in Â to Â the Â Meadows Â rehabilitation Â facility Â in Â Ari-Â zona. Â Â The Â fashion Â community Â has Â responded Â
with Â sadness Â and Â disapproval. Â Â Acad-Â emy Â Award Â Winning Â actor Â Nathalie Â 3RUWPDQZKRZRQKHU2VFDUIRU%HVW $FWUHVVIRUKHUUROHLQ%ODFN6ZDQWKLV year, Â had Â previously Â signed Â on Â to Â be Â the Â spokesperson Â for Â Diorâ€™s Â perfume Â Miss Â Dior Â ChĂŠrie. Â Â Following Â the Â in-Â cident Â with Â Galliano Â the Â New Â York Â Times Â quotes Â Portman Â saying, Â â€œas Â an Â individual Â who Â is Â proud Â to Â be Â Jewish, Â I Â will Â not Â be Â associated Â with Â Mr. Â Gal-Â liano Â in Â any Â way.â€? Â Â Galliano Â was Â not Â only Â creative Â direc-Â tor Â at Â Dior, Â but Â according Â to Â The Â Daily Â Mail, Â also Â â€œoversaw Â 12 Â new Â collections Â a Â year Â â€” Â six Â for Â Dior, Â including Â haute Â couture, Â and Â six Â for Â his Â own Â label.â€? $QQD :LQWRXU (GLWRULQ&KLHI RI American Â Vogue, Â showed Â her Â support Â for Â the Â designer Â by Â sitting Â front Â row Â at Â the Â Dior Â autumn/winter Â show. Â Â Ac-Â cording Â to Â nymag.com, Â Anna Â released Â a Â statement Â on Â the Â situation Â saying Â simply Â â€œThis Â is Â all Â so Â tragic.â€? Â Â $W ÂżUVW *DOOLDQR ZDV DGYLVHG QRW WR make Â a Â statement Â on Â the Â incident, Â how-Â ever Â he Â did Â release Â a Â public Â statement Â about Â the Â incident Â saying, Â â€œI Â only Â have Â myself Â to Â blame Â and Â I Â know Â that Â I Â must Â face Â up Â to Â my Â own Â failures Â and Â that Â I Â must Â work Â hard Â to Â gain Â peopleâ€™s Â un-Â derstanding Â and Â compassion. Â To Â start Â this Â process Â I Â am Â seeking Â help Â and Â all Â I Â can Â hope Â for Â in Â time Â is Â to Â address Â the Â personal Â failure Â which Â led Â to Â these Â cir-Â cumstances Â and Â try Â and Â earn Â peopleâ€™s Â forgiveness.â€? In Â an Â interview Â with Â Le Â Parisien Â trans-Â ODWHG E\ 7KH +XIÂżQJWRQ 3RVW WKH Philippe Â Virgiti, Â one Â of Â the Â men Â press-Â ing Â charges Â against Â Galliano Â stated Â that Â he Â believes, Â â€œI Â am Â convinced Â that Â he Â didnâ€™t Â believe Â what Â he Â was Â saying. Â I Â donâ€™t Â think Â he Â is Â racist Â or Â anti-ÂSemitic. Â Since Â the Â incident, Â Iâ€™ve Â learned Â about Â his Â work. Â Iâ€™ve Â seen Â that Â he Â put Â differ-Â ent Â cultures Â into Â his Â designs. Â I Â think Â that, Â more Â importantly, Â he Â is Â very Â sick Â and Â that, Â above Â all, Â he Â was Â provoked.â€? Unfortunately, Â this Â incident Â has Â de-Â tracted Â from Â Gallianoâ€™s Â creative Â genius Â in Â his Â ability Â to Â shock Â viewers Â with Â his Â avante Â gard Â clothes Â at Â his Â fash-Â ion Â shows. Â Â Shocking Â the Â public Â with Â anti-Âsemitic Â comments Â is Â certainly Â a Â departure Â from Â the Â positive Â message Â Galliano Â had Â previously Â sent Â over Â the Â years Â with Â the Â Dior Â brand. Â
By Iana Kozelsky Staff Writer
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American Â Idol Â Â Â Â Â On Â January Â 19, Â 2011, Â Season Â 10 Â of Â a Â nationally Â famous Â reality Â show Â series Â American Â Idol Â aired Â on Â hundreds Â of Â thousands Â of Â television Â screens Â across Â the Â country. Â Starting Â in Â 2002, Â the Â hit Â show Â had Â a Â relatively Â slow Â start, Â but Â began Â its Â skyrocketing Â viewings Â and Â ratings Â after Â its Â second Â season. Â Â Â Â The Â hit Â show Â has Â evolved Â since Â LW ÂżUVW EHJDQ 7KH DJH UHTXLUHPHQW seems Â to Â have Â expanded, Â with Â more Â younger Â talented Â singers Â auditioning Â for Â the Â show. Â One Â big Â change Â to Â the Â show Â is Â that Â now, Â Jennifer Â Lopez Â and Â Steven Â Tyler Â accompany Â Randy Â Jack-Â son, Â the Â only Â judge Â who Â has Â been Â on Â WKHSDQHOVLQFHWKHÂżUVWVHDVRQEHJDQ With Â the Â loss Â of Â two Â favorite Â judges, Â Simon Â Cowell Â and Â Paula Â Abdul, Â the Â SURGXFHUVKDYHWRÂżJXUHRXWQHZZD\V to Â enhance Â the Â show Â as Â to Â not Â lose Â loy-Â al Â fans Â and Â viewers. Â However, Â Ryan Â Seacrest, Â has Â hosted Â the Â show Â for Â all Â ten Â seasons. Â For Â American Â Idol, Â he Â is Â GHÂżQLWHO\DNHHSHU Â Â Â Â The Â phenomenon Â that Â one Â show Â could Â have Â so Â many Â dedicated Â view-Â ers Â and Â inspire Â many Â other Â similar Â shows Â to Â be Â produced Â is Â not Â unique Â for Â American Â Idol. Â Not Â too Â many Â people Â are Â cognizant Â that Â preceding Â Ameri-Â can Â Idol, Â Pop Â Idol Â was Â created Â in Â the Â United Â Kingdom Â by Â Simon Â Fuller. Â (YHQ EHIRUH $PHULFDQ ,GRO DQG 3RS Idol, Â Star Â Search Â was Â a Â popular Â talent Â show Â series Â in Â the Â 80s Â and Â 90s. Â Fuller Â created Â Pop Â Idol Â to Â be Â not Â only Â a Â real-Â ity Â talent Â show, Â but Â most Â importantly, Â
interactive. Â The Â boundary Â between Â the Â show Â and Â the Â viewer, Â separated Â by Â a Â television Â screen, Â is Â broken Â when Â the Â audience Â casts Â the Â vote Â to Â decide Â the Â next Â American Â Idol. Â This Â was Â key Â to Â the Â success Â of Â the Â show. Â Â Â Â That Â key Â to Â success Â was Â noticed Â by Â many Â other Â producers Â who Â modeled Â their Â reality Â talent Â show Â series Â after Â American Â Idol Â by Â being Â interactive. Â These Â include Â So Â You Â Think Â You Â Can Â Dance, Â The Â X-ÂFactor, Â and Â Americaâ€™s Â %HVW'DQFH&UHZ6R<RX7KLQN<RX Can Â Dance Â and Â The Â X-ÂFactor Â were Â even Â created Â by Â Simon Â Fuller Â and Â pro-Â GXFHG E\ (QWHUWDLQPHQWWKH VDPH SURGXFHU RI $PHULFDQ ,GRO (YHU\ year, Â a Â number Â of Â series Â like Â these Â pop Â up Â in Â the Â television Â world. Â However, Â none Â have Â proven Â to Â be Â more Â success-Â ful, Â or Â even Â as Â successful, Â as Â American Â Idol. Â Only Â time Â will Â tell Â how Â much Â reality Â and Â music Â television Â shows Â viewers Â can Â handle Â and Â whether Â a Â new Â phenomenon Â will Â arise, Â changing Â the Â television Â world Â again. Â Â Â Â The Â revolutionary Â show Â and Â concept Â of Â American Â Idol Â greatly Â impacted Â other Â media Â and Â pop Â culture. Â Ameri-Â can Â Idol Â created Â the Â â€œSimonâ€? Â charac-Â ter, Â the Â judge Â everyone Â wants Â to Â act Â like, Â jokingly, Â whenever Â judges Â are Â needed. Â American Â Idol Â also Â furthered Â the Â idea Â even Â waitresses Â like Â Kelly Â Clarkson Â and Â bartenders Â like Â David Â Cook Â can Â follow Â their Â dreams Â and Â be-Â come Â internationally Â famous Â by Â being Â talented Â singers.
A Â Hidden Â Danger: Â Summer Â Sun Â Exposed By Laura Kraisinger Editor-in-Chief
Photo courtesy of Courtney Grafmeyer (â€˜11).
Courtney Grafmeyer (â€˜11) and Haley Kameros (â€˜11) pose as they work on their tans.
Â Â Â Â Â With Â so Â many Â popular Â beaches Â only Â a Â few Â hours Â away, Â summertime Â is Â as-Â sociated Â with Â sunny Â beach Â vacations Â for Â many Â teens Â in Â the Â Washington Â D.C. Â
area. Â Â And Â of Â course, Â on Â those Â vaca-Â tions Â one Â of Â the Â most Â popular Â pastimes Â is Â tanning Â on Â the Â beach. Â Â With Â shows Â on Â TV Â such Â as Â Jersey Â Shore Â promoting Â
tan Â skin Â as Â a Â necessary Â summertime Â accessory, Â many Â teens Â are Â ignoring Â the Â risks Â of Â lying Â out Â in Â the Â sun. 2QWKH)'$ÂśVRIÂżFLDOZHEVLWH6KD-Â URQ0LOOHU06((D)RRGDQG'UXJ Administration Â (FDA) Â scientist Â and Â international Â expert Â on Â UV Â radiation Â and Â tanning Â states, Â â€œAlthough Â some Â people Â think Â that Â a Â tan Â gives Â them Â a Â â€˜healthyâ€™ Â glow, Â any Â tan Â is Â a Â sign Â of Â skin Â damage.â€? Â Â The Â American Â Academy Â of Â Dermatology Â reports Â that Â melanoma Â is Â the Â second Â most Â common Â cancer Â in Â women Â 20 Â to Â 29 Â years Â old. Â Â Â Â Â And Â of Â course, Â lying Â on Â the Â beach Â is Â not Â the Â only Â way Â to Â achieve Â a Â tan. Â Â (YHU\ GD\ PLOOLRQV RI WHHQV LQ WKH 86IUHTXHQWWDQQLQJVDORQV%ULWWDQ\ Leitz, Â Miss Â Maryland Â 2007, Â a Â Red-Â skins Â cheerleader, Â and Â a Â frequent Â cus-Â tomer Â at Â tanning Â salons Â was Â diagnosed Â melanoma Â at Â the Â age Â of Â 20. Â Â She Â has Â been Â an Â advocate Â against Â the Â dangers Â of Â tanning Â ever Â since. Â Â In Â an Â interview Â ZLWK$%&QHZVVKHVWDWHVÂł,ZDVFHU-Â tainly Â in Â the Â group Â of Â â€œtanorexicsâ€?â€ŚI Â didnâ€™t Â have Â to Â tan, Â I Â chose Â to, Â and Â I Â QHDUO\SDLGZLWKP\OLIHÂ´%ULWWDQ\LV
just Â one Â example Â of Â a Â young Â person Â whose Â pursuit Â of Â tanned Â skin Â blinded Â her Â from Â the Â true Â danger Â she Â was Â put-Â ting Â herself Â in Â by Â exposing Â her Â skin Â excessively Â to Â UV Â rays.
â€œI was certainly in the group of â€œtanorexicsâ€?â€ŚI didnâ€™t have to tan, I chose to, and I nearly paid with my life.â€? Â Â Â Â Â While Â they Â maintain Â that Â there Â is Â really Â no Â safe Â tan, Â Collegefashion.net Â offers Â teens Â helpful Â tips Â to Â tanning Â as Â safely Â as Â possible Â throughout Â the Â sum-Â mer. Â Â One Â of Â the Â main Â points Â that Â they Â
make Â is Â that Â using Â a Â sunscreen Â with Â an Â SPF Â of Â 15 Â should Â be Â the Â absolute Â minimum Â in Â order Â to Â prevent Â not Â only Â sunburn, Â but Â unseen Â skin Â damage Â that Â may Â show Â up Â later Â and Â lead Â to Â prema-Â ture Â aging Â and Â wrinkling Â in Â skin. Courtney Â Grafmeyer Â (â€™11) Â is Â quick Â to Â admit Â that Â she Â tans Â both Â on Â the Â beach Â and Â in Â a Â salon. Â Â While Â when Â she Â tans Â on Â the Â beach Â she Â says Â she Â uses Â a Â sun-Â screen Â with Â an Â SPF Â of Â 30 Â on Â her Â face Â and Â 15 Â on Â her Â body, Â she Â also Â admits Â to Â XVLQJ WKH VWDQGXS$W WKH %HDFK WDQ-Â ning Â bed Â for Â 8 Â minutes Â because Â â€œitâ€™s Â a Â little Â stronger, Â but Â itâ€™s Â less Â time, Â and Â I Â get Â impatient.â€? Â Â Â Â Â What Â many Â people Â fail Â to Â recognize Â is Â that Â what Â you Â do Â to Â your Â skin Â now Â will Â affect Â how Â your Â skin Â looks Â in Â the Â future. Â Â Too Â many Â deep Â tans Â as Â a Â teen Â can Â lead Â to Â sunspots, Â leathery Â skin, Â and Â excessive Â wrinkles Â later Â in Â lifeâ€”not Â to Â mention Â cancer. Â Â Many Â older Â people Â try Â to Â turn Â back Â the Â effects Â of Â aging, Â when Â in Â fact Â the Â best Â way Â to Â keep Â your Â skin Â looking Â young Â and Â fresh Â as Â long Â as Â possible Â is Â to Â protect Â it Â before Â aging Â or Â damage Â occurs. Â
The Stone Ridge Class of 2011 is college bound: Milena Aksentijevich - Undecided Danielle Anane - Michigan State University Lilly Anderson - University of Southern California Lucy Bartozzi - Syracuse University Megan Burleigh - Towson University Alexandra Burris - Messiah College Joelle Chon - Rhode Island School of Design Camille Clancy - University of Vermont Emily Conlan - Carnegie Mellon University Virginia Coyne - University of Notre Dame Nathalie Dagenais - Wake Forest University Anna Dunlavey - Kenyon College Elizabeth Dunwiddie - St. Mary’s College of Maryland Melissa Farzin - University of Maryland College Park Jennifer Ferrigno - Georgetown University Jacqueline Firstenberg - Boston University Katharine Funari - Villanova University Shawn Gannon - Xavier University Alyssa Gill - Pennsylvania State University Elizabeth Glowacki - University of California Berkeley Courtney Grafmeyer - Wofford College Kelly Haglund - Dickinson College Anabel Hallewell - Queen’s University Grace Hamilton - Miami University of Ohio Helen Hargan - Southern Methodist University Tanisha Hopewell - Northeastern University Haley Kameros - Bucknell University Laura Kraisinger - New York University Maria Lumbre - The Catholic University of America Allison Mancini - University of Pittsburgh Madeline McCormick - Villanova University Rachel Morrison - Susquehanna University Kelly Mulquin - Saint Joseph’s University
Caitlin Murphy - University of Maryland College Park Melissa Nemati - The George Washington University Grace Nowlin - University of South Carolina Meghan O’Brien - Brown University Shannon O’Connell - Fordham University Madeleine Ours - University of Colorado Boulder Meredith Plaine - University of Pennsylvania Diana Pressel - Georgia Institute of Technology Emily Richardson - University of Maryland College Park Alexis Rickford - The American University of Rome Tristan Roche - Georgetown University Megan Ryan - Miami University of Ohio Mary Salmonsen - Syracuse University Gabi San Martin - Boston College Natalia Schmidt - Northwestern University Julia Schmitz - Stanford University Elizabeth Shank - Carleton College Amisha Sharma - New York University Casey Sheahan - Georgia Institute of Technology Caroline Shervin - College of Charleston Jamiee Shim - Maryland Institute College of Art Gaby Simundson - Tufts University Alicia Spiegel - University of Rochester Cathleen Sullivan - Bucknell University Julia Sullivan - University of Maryland College Park Molly Sullivan - University of South Carolina Abigail Sweeney - Haverford College Kaitlyn Teague - University of Maryland College Park Matti Rose Vagnoni - St. Mary’s College of Maryland Lisa Valverde - Washington University in Saint Louis Kayla Van Scoy - University of Tennessee Elizabeth Williams - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Colleen Zorc - University of Pennsylvania
Photo courtesy of Stone Photography.
Congratulations girls! ...farewell, you will be missed!
Saying goodbye to beloved teachers...
Mr. Krakow By Alicia Hai Contributing Writer
Miss Dunn By Catherine Kan Contributing Writer
Â Â Â Â Â A Â teacher, Â a Â dean, Â and Â a Â for-Â mer Â student Â here Â at Â Stone Â Ridge, Â Ms. Â Dunn Â will Â be Â missed Â by Â the Â Stone Â Ridge Â community. Â What Â will Â we Â do Â without Â her Â weekly Â updates, Â morning Â announce-Â ments, Â and Â her Â school Â spirit? Â Â Â Â Â Ms. Â Dunn Â says Â that Â she Â is Â nervous Â and Â sad Â to Â leave Â Stone Â Ridge, Â but Â at Â the Â same Â time Â is Â excited Â to Â embark Â on Â new Â ad-Â ventures Â and Â to Â live Â out Â Goal Â ÂżYH D SHUVRQDO JURZWK LQ DQ atmosphere Â of Â wise Â freedom. Â Â Â Â Â Â Next Â year, Â she Â will Â be Â work-Â ing Â at Â D.C. Â Prep, Â a Â charter Â school Â in Â Washington Â D.C. Â that Â is Â undergoing Â a Â lot Â of Â educa-Â tional Â innovation, Â which Â Ms. Â Dunn Â canâ€™t Â wait Â to Â check Â out. Â Â D.C. Â Prep Â is Â currently Â one Â of Â the Â sites Â that Â Stone Â Ridge Â stu-Â dents Â frequent Â for Â Social Â Action Â
Wednesdays, Â so Â it Â is Â familiar Â to Â many Â members Â of Â the Â Stone Â Ridge Â community. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sacred Â Heart Â schools Â provide Â everyone Â with Â a Â strong Â founda-Â tion Â that Â empowers Â women Â and Â leads Â them Â to Â great Â opportuni-Â ties. Â Â Â Â Â Â As Â Ms. Â Dunn Â said, Â it Â is Â a Â roadmap Â for Â making Â personal Â and Â profession Â decisions, Â which Â guides Â everyone Â from Â the Â same Â starting Â point, Â reminding Â her Â that Â each Â and Â every Â girl Â is Â part Â of Â one Â same Â family. Â Â Â Â Â Â All Â sacred Â heart Â girls Â work Â towards Â the Â same Â goals Â and Â are Â HQFRXUDJHGWRFDUU\RXWWKHÂżYH goals Â and Â build Â community Â wherever Â they Â go. Â â€œItâ€™s Â one Â of Â the Â cool Â things Â about Â Sacred Â Heart Â schools!â€? Â she Â says.
Â Â Â Just Â a Â year Â ago, Â Mr. Â David Â Krakow Â was Â one Â of Â our Â new Â and Â up Â and Â coming Â history Â teachers. Â Â And Â as Â we Â come Â to Â a Â close Â for Â the Â 2010-Â2011 Â school Â year, Â many Â teachers Â have Â made Â the Â decision Â to Â leave Â Stone Â Ridgeâ€”including Â Mr. Â Krakow Â himself. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â His Â motivation Â in Â teaching Â history Â came Â from Â one Â of Â his Â favorite Â aspects Â of Â teachingâ€” being Â able Â to Â think Â and Â ana-Â lyze Â with Â students. Â During Â his Â time Â at Â the Â school, Â Mr. Â Krakow Â has Â enjoyed Â not Â only Â teaching Â his Â students, Â but Â also Â his Â col-Â laboration Â with Â fellow Â History Â teacher Â Mr. Â Kenneth Â Woodard Â for Â the Â World Â and Â United Â States Â history Â classes. Â Â Â Â Â A Â fond Â memory Â of Â Mr. Â Kra-Â kow Â was Â a Â piece Â of Â advice Â be-Â fore Â winter Â break Â when Â he Â said, Â â€œWatch Â a Â movie Â or Â three. Â Try Â to Â
go Â dancing, Â and Â appreciate Â your Â cousins. Â No, Â you Â shouldnâ€™t Â nec-Â essarily Â go Â dancing Â with Â your Â cousins...â€? Â While Â Mr. Â Krakow Â has Â made Â many Â memories Â and Â new Â friends Â in Â these Â past Â two Â years, Â his Â reasoning Â in Â leaving Â is Â one Â that Â stems Â from Â his Â pur-Â suits Â as Â a Â teacher. Â Â Â Â Â Â When Â asked Â his Â reason Â for Â leaving Â he Â says Â (after Â a Â very Â long Â pause), Â â€œAs Â a Â teacher, Â my Â goal Â is Â to Â make Â sure Â my Â teach-Â ing Â style Â lines Â up Â with Â the Â mis-Â sion Â of Â the Â school Â I Â am Â teach-Â ing.â€? Â By Laura Kraisinger Editor-in-Chief Â Â Â Â Â Whether Â Mr. Â Krakow Â may Â be Â teaching Â at Â another Â school Â Â Â Â Â Â Miss Â Thurston Â has Â been Â happy Â everyday Â for Â being Â given Â in Â the Â area Â or Â even Â in Â another Â a Â familiar Â face Â at Â Stone Â Ride Â the Â opportunity Â to Â go Â to Â Stone Â state Â or Â country, Â he Â will Â surely Â for Â many Â years. Â Â She Â has Â been Â Ridge.â€? be Â missed Â by Â our Â faculty Â and Â coaching Â lacrosse Â for Â 8 Â years, Â Â Â Â Â Â While Â she Â is Â leaving Â for Â the Â students Â here Â at Â Stone Â Ridge. Â taught Â in Â the Â Lower Â School Â Lower Â School, Â as Â an Â alum Â of Â Good Â luck Â on Â whatever Â adven-Â for Â 2 Â years, Â taught Â in Â the Â Up-Â the Â High Â School, Â Miss Â Thurston Â tures Â you Â may Â pursue Â in Â the Â fu-Â per Â School Â for Â a Â year, Â and Â is Â certainly Â enjoyed Â working Â at Â returning Â to Â teach Â in Â the Â Lower Â the Â Upper Â School. Â Â As Â Assistant Â ture, Â Mr. Â Krakow! School Â next Â year. Â Â â€œI Â just Â canâ€™t Â Dean Â of Â Student, Â or Â the Â â€œcrazy Â get Â enough Â of Â this Â place,â€? Â Miss Â attendance Â ladyâ€? Â as Â Miss Â Thur-Â Thurston Â boasts. Â ston Â jokes, Â she Â was Â very Â in-Â Â Â Â Â Â About Â her Â decision Â to Â leave Â volved Â in Â student Â life Â in Â the Â Up-Â the Â Upper Â School, Â Miss Â Thur-Â per Â School. Â Â Â Her Â favorite Â part Â ston Â says, Â â€œI Â like Â working Â with Â about Â her Â time Â here Â was, Â â€œSee-Â people Â who Â are Â shorter Â than Â me. Â Â ing Â how Â much Â Stone Â Ridge Â has Â Working Â in Â high Â school Â has Â changed Â and Â yet Â remained Â the Â been Â an Â amazing Â experience Â same. Â Â I Â can Â pick Â out Â girls Â from Â and Â I Â feel Â so Â lucky Â I Â was Â able Â to Â every Â class Â that Â remind Â me Â of Â do Â it. Â Â It Â reminded Â me Â of Â why Â I Â girls Â from Â my Â year. Â Â Not Â just Â my Â love Â Stone Â Ridge Â so Â much Â and Â close Â friends Â -Â Â but Â every Â girl Â in Â how Â great Â of Â a Â place Â this Â truly Â the Â 4th Â academic Â class Â reminds Â is. Â Â There Â has Â not Â been Â one Â day Â me Â of Â someone Â from Â my Â class.â€? Â Â when Â I Â have Â looked Â back Â at Â my Â We Â will Â miss Â you Â in Â the Â Upper Â life Â and Â wished Â I Â had Â gone Â any-Â School Â Miss Â Thurston!! where Â else Â -Â Â honestly. Â Â I Â am Â so Â
Mrs. Harris By Sun Eun Lim Contributing Writer
Miss Adom By Iana Kozelsky Contributing Writer
Â Â Â Â Â We Â wish Â a Â loving Â farewell Â to Â Ms. Â Adom Â who Â is Â ending Â KHU 6WRQH 5LGJH -XQLRU (QJ-Â lish Â Teacher Â career Â after Â three Â years. Â Ms. Â Adom Â loves Â how Â the Â girls Â are Â â€œencouraged Â to Â advo-Â cated Â for Â themselvesâ€? Â at Â Stone Â Ridge. Â Â Â Â Â Â Her Â favorite Â part Â about Â teaching Â at Â Stone Â Ridge Â was Â the Â students. Â She Â always Â has Â â€œa Â lot Â of Â fun Â in Â classâ€? Â and Â is Â en-Â ergized Â when Â sheâ€™s Â at Â school. Â Clearly, Â Ms. Â Adom Â energizes Â her Â students Â as Â well. Â Liz Â Chmu-Â ra Â (â€™12) Â believes Â that Â Ms. Â Adom Â LV ÂłWKH FDWÂśV SDMDPDVÂ´ (OL]D-Â EHWK%XUGHWWÂś VD\VÂłVKHLV my Â everything;Íž Â only Â she Â would Â understand Â that. Â There Â was Â this Â one Â time Â when Â we Â were Â talking Â about Â how Â she Â is Â my Â advisor, Â teacher, Â check-Âin Â person, Â and Â 6RFLDO $FWLRQ UHĂ€HFWLRQ JURXS faculty Â companion. Â She Â is Â my Â favorite Â person Â of Â all Â time.â€?
Â Â Â Â Â Ms. Â Adom Â loves Â how Â her Â students Â are Â eager Â to Â learn, Â have Â a Â great Â sense Â of Â humor, Â and Â are Â interested Â in Â her Â digressions Â while Â still Â working Â hard. Â It Â is Â still Â uncertain Â for Â Ms. Â Adom Â where Â she Â is Â headed Â to Â next, Â but Â she Â knows Â she Â wants Â to Â stay Â in Â education Â and Â maybe Â take Â on Â a Â more Â of Â a Â student Â support Â role Â instead Â of Â teaching. Â At Â the Â same Â time, Â she Â still Â is Â not Â absolutely Â sure, Â though Â she Â does Â plan Â to Â stay Â in Â this Â area. Â Â Â Â Â She Â will Â truly Â miss Â coming Â to Â Stone Â Ridge Â everyday. Â Rest Â assured, Â juniors, Â she Â will Â be Â back Â for Â graduation Â next Â year. Â Though Â she Â will Â no Â longer Â teach Â at Â Stone Â Ridge, Â she Â says Â she Â will Â be Â around Â and Â will Â keep Â in Â contact. Â Â Â Â Â We, Â too, Â will Â miss Â Ms. Â Adom, Â and Â her Â knack Â for Â lead-Â ing Â engaging Â class Â discussions. Â Good Â luck, Â and Â farewell!
Â Â Â Â Â â€œGod, Â grant Â me Â the Â seren-Â ity Â to Â accept Â the Â things Â I Â cannot Â change, Â Courage Â to Â change Â the Â things Â I Â can, Â And Â wisdom Â to Â know Â the Â difference.â€? Â Â As Â soon Â as Â everybody Â settles Â down, Â Mrs. Â Harris Â starts Â the Â class Â with Â this Â solemn Â yet Â calming Â prayer. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mrs. Â Harris Â has Â extended Â the Â meaning Â of Â this Â daily Â prayer Â into Â her Â life Â by Â embracing Â a Â â€œcourage Â to Â change Â the Â things Â [she] Â canâ€?. Â Â Next Â year, Â sadly, Â Mrs. Â Harris Â is Â ÂżQLVKLQJ KHU VKRUW \HW LQVSLUD-Â tional Â journey Â in Â Stone Â Ridge Â to Â initiate Â the Â true Â adventure Â of Â Kristen Â Harris. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Motivated Â by Â her Â biology Â teacher Â in Â the Â high Â school, Â Mrs. Â Harris Â dreamt Â of Â becoming Â fun Â and Â accessible Â biology Â teacher. Â Â In Â only Â 2 Â years, Â Mrs. Â Harris Â has Â LQĂ€XHQFHG PDQ\ RI XV 0UV Harris Â is Â always Â enthusiastic Â about Â the Â subject Â and Â students. Â Â Her Â enthusiasm Â for Â the Â subject Â and Â students Â still Â continues Â even Â
WKH VFKRRO EHOO ULQJV (YHU\ Thursdays Â after Â school, Â Mrs. Â +DUULV WHDFKHV 6$7 ,, %LRORJ\ subject Â test Â for Â students Â who Â will Â be Â taking Â the Â test Â on Â June. Â Â Also, Â she Â is Â always Â in Â the Â room Â 569 Â willing Â to Â help Â students Â with Â abstruse Â biology Â ques-Â tions. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mrs. Â Harris Â is Â a Â true Â mother Â to Â many Â of Â her Â students, Â and Â is Â often Â spotted Â holding Â her Â two Â own Â adorable Â childrenâ€™s Â hands. Â Â Also, Â Mrs. Â Harris Â is Â expecting Â a Â baby Â on Â July! Â Â Thus, Â Mrs. Â Har-Â ris Â is Â leaving Â Stone Â Ridge Â to Â be Â a Â full Â time Â mother Â for Â her Â three Â children. Â Â However, Â as Â she Â en-Â joys Â teaching Â a Â lot, Â Mrs. Â Har-Â ris Â might Â return Â back Â to Â teach, Â maybe Â in Â Stone Â Ridge! Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Despite Â her Â leaving Â next Â \HDU 0UV +DUULVÂś LQĂ€XHQFH will Â still Â remain Â in Â our Â hearts Â and Â community. Â Stone Â Ridge Â will Â remember Â her Â biology Â fe-Â ver, Â humor Â and Â loving Â nature. Â Â
Ms. Williams By Anna Dunlavey Managing Editor
Â Â Â Â Â Even Â though Â Ms. Â Williams, Â Upper Â School Â counselor Â and Â Learning Â Specialist, Â has Â only Â been Â here Â for Â four Â years, Â she Â has Â decided Â that Â it Â is Â time Â for Â her Â to Â move Â on. Â Throughout Â her Â career, Â she Â has Â tried Â many Â new Â things. Â She Â began Â in Â clini-Â cal Â practice Â and Â hospital Â clinic Â service, Â and Â has Â spent Â the Â last Â ten Â years Â in Â the Â independent Â school Â system. Â 6KHSODQVWRXVHWKLVLQĂ€X-Â ence Â in Â her Â next Â step Â after Â Stone Â Ridge. Â â€œI Â am Â in Â an Â independent Â school Â leadership Â program, Â and Â Iâ€™m Â interest Â in Â exploring Â some Â leadership Â roles Â in Â different Â school Â settings, Â as Â well Â as Â re-Â turning Â to Â developing Â an Â inde-Â pendent Â clinical Â practice.â€? Â Â Â Ms. Â Williamsâ€™ Â position Â evolved Â during Â her Â time Â at Â Stone Â Ridge. Â â€œIâ€™ve Â been Â both Â the Â counselor Â and Â learning Â spe-Â cialist. Â This Â year, Â I Â focused Â on Â
the Â learning Â specialist Â aspect, Â and Â that Â has Â become Â a Â separate Â role Â now.â€? Â She Â also Â has Â many Â fond Â memories Â of Â Stone Â Ridge. Â Â Â Â Â A Â group Â of Â giggling Â middle Â school Â students Â walked Â by Â as Â she Â said Â she Â enjoys Â the, Â â€œfun Â spirit, Â good Â nature Â and Â camara-Â derie Â of Â the Â girls. Â You Â can Â feel Â it Â in Â the Â building.â€? Â She Â gave Â a Â thoughtful Â smile Â as Â she Â re-Â membered Â some Â of Â her Â favotire Â times Â here. Â Stone Â Ridge Â has Â also Â left Â a Â mark Â on Â her Â future, Â as Â she Â hopes Â to Â continue Â both Â lead-Â ership Â and Â community. Â â€œIâ€™ve Â been Â interested Â in Â developing Â collaboration Â between Â private, Â public, Â and Â charter Â schools.â€? Â Â Â Â Â Â Although Â we Â will Â miss Â Ms. Â Williams Â here, Â we Â hope Â she Â will Â carry Â the Â memory Â of Â her Â time Â at Â Stone Â Ridge Â with Â her Â as Â she Â pursues Â new Â challenges Â and Â opportunities. Â Good Â luck!
one Â of Â the Â members Â of Â Jour-Â nalism Â will Â soon Â forget Â Laura Â .UDLVLQJHURXUDPD]LQJ(GLWRU in-ÂChief. Â Managing Â an Â entire Â newspaper Â is Â no Â easy Â task, Â but Â she Â is Â able Â to Â get Â the Â job Â done, Â even Â when Â it Â seems Â impossible. Â When Â it Â comes Â to Â keeping Â the Â class Â in Â order, Â organizing Â the Â paper, Â and Â meeting Â deadlines, Â Laura Â is Â your Â girl. Â New Â York Â University Â is Â lucky Â to Â be Â getting Â Laura Â next Â year. Â We Â will Â miss Â her Â leadership Â as Â we Â continue Â The Â Here Â and Â Now. Â We Â love Â you Â Laura Â and Â hope Â you Â have Â an Â amazing Â time Â at Â NYU! Â We Â couldnâ€™t Â have Â got-Â ten Â through Â the Â year Â without Â you!
Whoâ€™s This Journalism Senior?
This senior would be truly missed by the Journalism folks. As a copy editor, her flawless grammar and exquisite editing skills transform our boring articles into edgy articles that immediately catch readers attention. She always has such great ideas for articles and is well informed about current
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