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William R. Boone High School Student Paper

Friday, February 11, 2011 Volume 59, Issue No.4

For Students, By Students

2000 South Mills Avenue Orlando, Florida 32806

Restaurant offers great prices p. 22

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• Check out the wrestling team as they take down opponents. p. 17

• Learn how to dress for school versus when going out. p. 9

Volume 59, Issue No. 5 February 11, 2011 For Students, By Students

In Every Issue




6 Parents, not teachers, are to blame for underperforming students

16 Boys basketball battles challenging seasons

7 Should companies be allowed to not hire smokers?

17 Hagood-James brothers make dynamic wrestling duo

10 Teachers and students face disconnect in homework time

21 iPad vs. HP Slate: Slate gaining ground in tablet race

12 How to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Sweetheart Dance details

22 Ginza hibachi restaurant is closer, cheaper alternative


photo courtesy/TYLER JOHNSON

1 Semoran Boulevard was given

3 The city of Orlando is home to

its name because it runs between SEMinole and ORANge County

more than 100 lakes


from hi-lights Volume 9, Issue 9 12-month school plan receives criticism

Students on campus debated the proposal by the Orange County School Board to have a 12-month-long school year and earlier graduation year. “It will bring scholastic standards up to par and up to that of Russia’s,” student Diane Herr said.

2 When men relax, 70 percent of

4 On this day in 1990, Nelson

their brains zone out

Mandela was released from prison after serving 27 years

Letter From the Editor Our View B. Sassy The New Black 10 in 10 In The Zone Sneak Peeks Ty It All Together




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Braves upend Melbourne to ensure conference title The boys basketball team defeated Melbourne 72-60, claiming their 13th straight victory. Danny Robinson led the team with 28 points to help the team clinch a share of the Sunshine Conference title.

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opinions 2010-11 Staff EDITORIAL BOARD


Senioritis brings spare time


REPORTERS Lindsay Alexander, Anna Marie Boria, Cooper Brock, Sara Casler, Joseph Collazo, Thomas Egan, Stephanie Garcia, Jessica McCoy, Kinsey Seacord, Victoria Treiber, Mark Vagelakos, Molly Wallace

OTHER ADVISER Renee Burke PRINCIPAL Margaret McMillen

jonathan warren, editor-in-chief

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Contribute Agree or disagree with any of our content? We will print letters to the editor in the Editorials section. We are always looking for new ideas. If you have anything you think we should cover, feel free to drop your idea off at Room 224. We want to hear from students so we can become the true public forum for the campus.

By JONATHAN WARREN long one has been in a relationship. It is happening. A disease is It also offers sweet and horrific spreading throughout campus, one Valentine’s Day stories from that causes drowsiness and grades previous years. to suffer. I am afraid that I have Should Senioritis spur students come down with the disease as well, to take a long breakfast one weekday the infamous Senioritis. in celebration of their senior year, Now that the second semester we feature the pros and cons of local has begun, seniors (although breakfast establishments. We also underclassmen can sometimes catch review Ginza, a cheaper alternative the disease) no longer feel the need to Kobe Steakhouse, which is a to get good grades and achieve. perfect lunch destination. College acceptances are Without grades to worry about, rolling in, and seniors must as long as now only think one doesn’t about how Senioritis, though fail, most they will be incredibly infectious, can future plans remembered. are assured. Some will end be beneficial. The rest of up in the Sports the academic Hall of Fame year, if I may featured in this be so blunt, is a complete waste issue’s In the Zone column. Others of time. Although most view it will leave smaller footprints, but negatively, Senioritis definitely has important ones nonetheless. For its benefits. Now that senior year those unhappy with the legacy they is nearly complete seniors can shift will leave, there is still time to their focus to more compelling improve. issues, like how best to sleep in Senioritis allows seniors to relax class (p. 14), for example. academically, but it is important to With Valentine’s Day remember to still strive to leave a approaching, Senioritis allows legacy with peers and faculty. This students to plan how best to get school has given seniors so much, through the tricky holiday. The B. it is now time, in the last half of Sassy column advises how not to the year, to give back and make a mess up a relationship. The double positive impact. After all, we need page spread offers advice on what something to do in school for the to do on V-Day depending on how next three months.

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Campus, students need purposeful punishments

Detentions given for various infractions


no student ID

206 use of electronic device


unexcused tardies


violations of dress code

Your Thoughts Do you think detentions are effective?

They are effective because [after one detention] you don’t want to do it again. - danny santiago, junior


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[No because they] aren’t really hurting anyone. [Detentions] should be longer.

The administrators don’t tell you to do anything, so it doesn’t teach you a lesson.

- dominique wilson, sophomore

- tifany campos, freshman

They don’t serve their purpose because sitting there doesn’t accomplish anything. - tara winn, senior

original goal. Lack of effective punishments will do little to prevent poor behavior, and true punishment is not doled out until after a sixth infraction. Not only is this excessive, but it only further encourages poor behavior. Allowing students to commit six infractions is evidence of a broken system. Instead, detentions should resemble Saturday school, the result of six repeat infractions. In Saturday school, students are responsible for completing tasks such as picking up trash and assisting the janitorial staff for three hours. This manual labor is a much more effective punishment than a normal detention. Not only are students more likely to respect school property after cleaning it extensively, but they are also more likely not to commit additional infractions. For these reasons, detentions should be adjusted to resemble Saturday school. Doing so would bring purpose to campus punishments and achieve administrators’ original intent for the 30-minute detention. The largest problem with changing current detentions is the time limitation. Offenders are only required to serve 30 minutes, thus the time constraint limits what tasks students can complete. However, one duty students could be responsible for is cleaning the cafeteria. Simply by adjusting the custodial staff’s cleaning schedule, the cafeteria could be left as a task to be completed during detentions. The benefits of altering the detentions far outweigh the logistics behind changing them. Current detentions are merely a forced study hall; they serve no purpose, nor do they adequately discourage bad behavior. However, if students were required to clean or complete other manual labor during detentions, the campus would be left in better condition and with more well-behaved students.

Do detentions serve their purpose?

Detentions need revision The current form of detention at Boone is completely ineffective. Having kids sit and do homework or listen to music is allowing them to complete activities they need to finish. For this reason, many students do not necessarily mind detention. Considering that many of the kids who end up in detention simply sit around and do nothing in their classes all day, 30 more minutes won’t make such a difference. Students should be made to pick up trash during lunch or after school. Lastly, allowing a student six detentions before they get PASS is insane. PASS should be given after two or three detentions.

- amelia cheatham, freshman

Detentions are adequate I agree that detention is enough of a punishment. [Detentions] give students a chance to do homework and catch up on some school work. It wouldn’t be right to require students to pick up trash.

- tatiana torres, freshman

Their bodies lay slumped over the tables, rising and falling with the rhythm of their breathing. The tick of the clock slows, bringing with it an increasingly tangible sense of boredom; both the students and administrator in attendance are forced to endure 30 minutes of pseudo-punishment, the only requirement being silence throughout the duration of the detention. The most common punishment on campus is the 30-minute detention, given for minor infractions such as dress code violations, tardies and using an electronic device during class time. These detentions, however, are merely glorified study halls. Parallel to the time outs of one’s kindergarten years, these detentions are a mockery of a punishment and do not adequately fulfill their purpose of discouraging bad behavior. They must become more productive. Detentions are overdue for an overhaul; like the student who acts out as a desperate call for attention, these detentions are begging for a revision that will transform them into effective, purposeful and productive punishments. The fundamental idea behind having punishments is, that by serving time, the offender will be discouraged from committing the act again. Modeled after humankind’s instinctual avoidance of pain, punishments are effective given the penalty causes enough discomfort that the offender will be dissuaded from misbehaving again. Our detentions, however, do not follow this logic. Apart from the anguish caused by time creeping by, students face little discipline for their actions. These detentions serve no purpose and fail to meet their

Punishments not taken seriously

Students should assist teachers

In my opinion, detention is just a study hall. The dean just sits there while the majority of students do homework or draw. [Before detention, students] stand outside waiting for the dean to be there at 2:30, but the dean ends up getting there late so students don’t even have to be there for 30 minutes. Detentions should be taken more seriously.

To be perfectly honest, I’ve never understood the point of detention. It wastes administrators’ time because they have to sit and watch kids, and the students’ time is wasted because they have to sit there for 30 minutes and do nothing. If we want these students to succeed in life, we should not waste their time. As an alternative to a half hour of detention the student should help the teacher who gave the detention. This way the teacher can get more work done and the student learns important life skills. - samuel holleman, freshman

- shaylin turner, junior

Consequence meets dual goals I do think detentions act as a deterrent to students. Sitting in silence for any amount of time is not what high schoolers look forward to doing after school, and since they have nothing better to do during detention, they can catch up or get ahead on homework. Our school is taking care of two goals at once: having consequences for students who get in trouble and providing students with an environment to study and do homework.

I think the current detention system is fine how it is. Making kids do more in detention is unnecessary. I think that kids should take care of their work during detention, but if they don’t then that’s when administrators should step in. If a kid is doing his work, I say leave him be.

- karina flores, sophomore

- garrett farber, sophomore

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System is effective with guidance

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Brendan Hall Business Manager


s the weather changes from chilly to charming and the season of love approaches, couples spring up from the earth and spread like wildfire. However, with every new relationship that blossoms from the depths of winter, there is a guy waiting to screw it up. But with this column, girl worries will be a thing of the past, and any average Joe can transform himself into an instant Casanova. From gifts to dates and everything in between, these simple pointers will help a guy stay with his significant other after the season of love has faded. Flirting has long been a problem for guys, but with the boom in technology over the recent decade, men have been able to be sneakier and more elusive in the ways they do it. From Facebook chat to texting to Twitter, there is an endless stream of technology available that is easily erased. Guys have been taking advantage of all the technology available and flirting relentlessly without consequence. However, even though much of the information is not saved, it is still out there and will come back around. Flirty texts or secret conversations often get blown out of context and can lead to fights and trust issues. One simple screw-up can create a cloud of doubt over a relationship that will end up destroying it. The simple solution is to just be honest and stop weaseling around under the blanket of technology. Just remember to keep it real, keep it open and keep it simple. One of the biggest parts of preserving a relationship is

How to make it last A GUIDE ON KEEPING YOUR GIRLFRIEND something that would seem instinctive, but always tends to slip through the cracks, is listening. It is both the most essential and the most overlooked part of any relationship and is both a man’s biggest weapon and his biggest weakness. Every time the word “listen” is brought up in the context of relationships, every male in a five-mile radius lets out a collective “Ugh,” but the fact of the matter is that listening is vital. It allows guys to pick up on hints that seem unimportant and regularly get lost in casual conversation. By always paying attention, important bits of information can be picked up and put to good use later: gift ideas, unknown pet peeves, date ideas, etc. Guys spend countless hours searching for the perfect gift, asking her friend what she wants, when the answer has been in front of them the entire time. Boyfriends simply need to utilize the power of listening, as painful as it may be. The most vital component of any long-term relationship though is keeping it interesting. The reason people date in the first place is so they can share a unique experience with a person that they otherwise would not be able to while single. For a lot of couples, after months or years the relationship becomes routine and there is nothing unique about it. Couples who lack any excitement are a ticking time bomb. Eventually, one of the people involved will refuse to carry on and either end the relationship abruptly or drag it on while finding excitement elsewhere, both of which are horrible solutions that will inevitably end in failure. If the relationship ever reaches that point, the most

intelligent solution for the couple would be to break up. A great way to keep things exciting is to explore new places on dates: go to a new restaurant, hang out at a park nobody has ever heard of or just go for a drive. Another way to prevent the relationship from becoming lackluster is to pick up a hobby together. Activities such as geocaching or outdoor sports combine the best of both worlds by providing a hobby and allowing the couple to explore new areas and people. Whatever the solution, both the guy and the girl need to make an effort to find similar interests and explore them, otherwise the relationship will become excruciating to continue. Nothing is worse than a couple that cannot stand each other but absolutely refuses to break up. So, as spring turns to summer and then to fall and the luster of new relationships wither, guys need to be sure this article is in their backpocket. By following these guidelines, any man can become a permanent Prince Charming and make sure the season of love lasts forever.

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Parents influence student futures PARENTS MUST RETAKE CONTROL OF CHILDREN’S ACADEMIC LIFE By THOMAS EGAN There comes a time at the end of each quarter when a student’s fourth period teacher passes out report cards. For some of these students, this can be an unpleasant experience. They have drifted through the quarter without a thought as to how all their procrastination and slacking off will affect their GPA and academic future. During the quarter, the students hung out, went out with friends and forgot about their responsibilities. These students have become complacent, and it is the job of their parents to get them back on track before it is too late. The parent-child relationship is the most important one a child has, much more important than the teacher-child relationship or even the child’s relationship with his friends. That is why parents have such an important influence on a child’s academic and adult life. High school is a major factor in deciding who and what a child will become in his future, but childhood defines who that child will be in high school, and the parents are a child’s first role models. Teachers do not have an influence until a teenager starts high school, and even then, each teacher only sees a child for 49 minutes a day, five days a week. When a child comes home, how he spends his day is crucial to his success in school. Whether he studies or not is primarily up to the parents, who can control and limit how much time a child spends sleeping, studying or relaxing. According to studies by the New York University Child Study Center, the children of more involved parents are more well-behaved, do better academically, go to better schools and go further in the schools they attend. These studies also show that a home environment that encourages learning is more important to a child’s success than parents’ income, education level or cultural background. To provide this essential learning environment, parents should talk to their children about what is going on in school

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and check homework every night. Parents should also try their best to limit television watching and time spent on the Internet and social networking sites. In a November 2010 survey of 500 teachers done by school trip providers JCA, who motivate personal and social development outside the classroom, 50 percent blamed social networking for low concentration in class and 73 percent believed that parents should take John Do e responsibility and limit a child’s time online. Teachers cannot come to the student’s house Grade 10 every afternoon and make them focus. When students are falling behind in school or losing Period focus, the parents are responsible for picking them Class back up and pushing them forward so that the 1 AP Music child can succeed in life. Theory High school is the time in an adolescent’s life 2 where he must become independent and separate Algebra I I Honors from his parents, but that does not mean that 3 the parents should leave him to pass or fail Spanish I I on his own. Parents should extend a guiding hand to keep their child on the right path and 4 Chemist stay active and present in case the child needs ry I Hon ors somebody to come to with problems. 5 N ewspaper If a child is falling behind in school, parents should help the child improve in any areas 6 that he is lacking. The NYU Child Study English I I Honors Center identified that organization, planning 7 and deadlines are three key areas in school. AP World Parents should sit down with the child and History discuss how to improve in these areas. A child never outgrows his parents. Even as adults, parents still have a full life of experience and wisdom to offer their children. Adolescence is hard for everybody, but parents can help make it easier by being there for their children and being involved in their lives.

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Hiring policies raise questions , from page

Companies not hiring smokers Alaska Airlines Cleveland Clinic Fish Memorial Hospital Waterman Hospital Massachusetts Hospital Association Target Community & Educational Services Inc. Union Pacific Railroad Anna Jaues Hospital

Hospitals across the country are instating a no-smoking requirement for job applicants. Hospitals in states such as Ohio, Missouri, Massachusetts, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida are all saying publicly that they will not be hiring smokers. Below two writers explore the good and the bad of this controversy.

Companies must filter employees By KINSEY SEACORD A controversy is becoming increasingly apparent among hiring establishments. Denying employment to people who actively pollute the air with toxic fumes is quickly becoming popular throughout America. Smokers who are turned away from employment are filing complaints to government officials claiming they are being discriminated against. They argue they are protected under the Civil Rights Act of 1964; however, these ignorant individuals need to set down their cigarettes and pick up a Constitution. In constitutional law, there is a concept called protected classes. Race, religion and sex are all classifications which qualify for protection against inequalities. The Civil Rights Act states that it is illegal to discriminate in any aspect of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, firing and pay. In other words, an employer could not

fire an employee on the grounds of something such as his nationality. In no way does this law protect smokers. They are not a protected class and therefore do not fit the qualifications of this safeguard. Smoking is a choice; it is a filthy one, but still one that can be changed, unlike the color of one’s skin. Hospitals in Florida, such as Fish Memorial in Orange City and Waterman in Tavares, have openly stated they will not hire smokers on the pretense that healthcare organizations should be models for healthful behavior. Hiring smokers would clearly contradict this. The hospitals’ standards of a sterile environment are undeniably demolished when a doctor returns from a smoke break. Even thoroughly scrubbed hands smell potent after a cigarette has been between them. One is left to wonder what effects smoking employees have on sick patients. Asthmatic and smell sensitive clients will always be

susceptible to the reeking odor of smoke that clings to smokers’ skin and clothes. No patient would want a nauseatingly smelly nurse who just returned from a smoke break tending to him with yellow teeth. Having to put up with smoking when one is healthy is one thing, but smelling it when one is seeking medical help is another. Not only does smoke leave behind a wretched smell that seems to never leave the skin or clothes of a smoker, but it also effects his appearance. Individuals who partake in the practice of slowly poisoning their bodies are notoriously known to have stained teeth and rotten breath. Long time smokers develop dry yellow skin and wrinkles and are left looking as droopy as a basset hound. These are all wonderful physical traits that say to the customer “Yes, I’m happy to help.” Establishments have the right to keep to a specific image. For example,

a body building gym would not employ a grossly overweight man to promote their healthy body campaign. Image is everything in today’s society. Those in favor of hiring smokers say that practices outside of the workplace should not be a factor in the employment process because it is legal. Regardless, companies reserve the right to keep their workers looking and smelling pleasant. A hospital should have the ability to keep foul smelling individuals away from the innocent patients. Smokers will soon face the reality of their situation; no one wants to hire people who look leathery and smell like a chimney. Establishments are not discriminating because a habit is not a protected class. Work places, such as hospitals, withhold the right to keep an appealing image befitting of their mission. It is time to nip the habit in the bud and stop bothering government officials who have better things to do.

Hospitals violate smokers’ rights By JESSICA MCCOY The days of smoke breaks for hospital employees are over. Hospitals across the country are instating a no-smoking requirement for all hopeful applicants, causing controversy for the smoking population. Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City will no longer hire people who smoke, making a




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nicotine test part of the job requirement. They are also refusing to hire people who are using nicotine replacement products or electronic cigarettes to help them in the process of quitting. This is discrimination. In a country that has fought for freedoms and civil rights, it is sad that our hospitals are succumbing to discrimination against possible employees. Smoking is a personal choice and something that one chooses to do in one’s own time. It is not fair that smokers are being discriminated against based on a lifestyle choice. This is like refusing to hire someone who has tattoos or body piercings that are hidden underneath appropriate clothing. Hospitals perform a blood test to determine whether the applicant is a smoker or not. It is understandable that an employer would not want to hire smokers based on health factors. Yet employers do not conduct a full

health check of all their employees. If health risks are the reason hospitals are refusing to hire these people what will we allow discrimination against next? The logical step would be to refuse employment to people with high cholesterol and an unhealthy diet. Refusing to hire smokers would be like refusing to hire an overweight applicant due to health risks. Smoking cigarettes is legal. Smokers have the legal right to smoke as they so choose. Employees who do smoke would not be doing so at their place of employment or around their patients; therefore they would not be endangering any of their patients’ health or harming their well-being during their hospital stay. Smoking cigarettes does not take away from the years of schooling a person would go through to work in a hospital. Smoking does not make a person any less qualified to do a job. February 11, 2011

For example, two applicants apply for a job at a hospital. Candidate A is highly qualified for the position and obviously the best candidate for the job but is a smoker, and candidate B is less qualified yet does not smoke. According to hospitals’ new hiring guidelines, candidate B would get the job. There is something wrong with this scenario. According to the American Heart Association, in the United States, an estimated 25 million men and 21 million women smoke. This means hospitals are potentially refusing 46 million people a job. Refusing to hire smokers is discrimination, and is penalizing qualified applicants. It is wrong of these hospitals to enforce this hiring restraint which, in turn, sends away qualified and willing applicants who want to save the lives of others while being employed at the desired hospital.

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JAM SESSION. At the Wind Symphony’s winter concert on Dec. 8, senior Mason Crain plays saxophone. “[Band] is a talented group of students who share a passion for music. [In New York] I’m most looking forward to the atmosphere; the excitement,” Crain said. At the winter concert the Wind Symphony played holiday themed songs such as, “Sleigh Ride” and “A Russian Christmas.” photo/THOMAS BOYD

By LINDSAY ALEXANDER Carnegie Hall with its Victorian exterior and interior (including a five tiered balcony, red velvet seats, top of the line acoustics and famous crystal chandelier) is one of the most prestigious concert halls in the entire world. Carnegie is located in the heart of Midtown in New York City, and since it opened in 1891, it has seen some of the world’s greatest musicians. The hall has missed no genre, showcasing everything from the Rolling Stones to the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and this March the Sound of the Braves’ Wind Symphony will take the stage. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to travel to New York and perform in one of the finest concert halls in the world. The experience of performing in the legendary hall will have a lasting impact on each of their lives,” Michael Butler, band director, said. Wind Symphony is the highest of all the wind and percussion classes. To qualify, one must know all 12 majors, be able to sight read a piece of music and play a prepared piece. After accomplishing these tasks the band directors, Michael Butler and Jose Eslava make final cuts. The Wind Symphony was one of six selected last spring from high school bands across the country to perform at

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Carnegie Hall on March 8 as part of the New York Wind Band Festival. This is the first time they have been chosen to perform there. They were selected based on a tape audition sent in last spring. To prepare, they practice every Wednesday after school as a group for two hours and are also responsible for practicing individually. The trip costs $1,300 per person, and to raise money, the Wind Symphony held car washes and sold cookie dough, poinsettias and citrus. They are playing a selection of music ranging from Richard Saucedo’s “Windsprints” to Eric Whitacre’s “Sleep”. Their entire performance is 20 minutes and their audience will range from professional groups to other high school bands to New York locals. “It’s a big city plus music, my two greatest passions. I’m going to be in the best city in the world with my favorite people in the world,” sophomore percussion player Katy Smith said. Junior flute player Kelly Sizemore says music is everything, and she is most looking forward to the actual performance at Carnegie Hall. “I’m every emotion. I’m nervous. I’m excited. We’re playing in the most prestigious hall; every emotion has gone through my head,” Sizemore said.

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his school has a serious case of style delirium. Students apparently have not figured out what is appropriate to wear when in an academic setting and what to wear when going out at night. The clothes worn at school are different than those that should be worn when going to dinner, hanging out with friends or going on a date. This lesson needs to be seriously hammered into the minds of each style-confused pupil. It’s ridiculous to walk down the halls and see a silly girl walking (well, trying to walk) in high heels, and at the same time a boy in sweatpants sloshing to his next class. Neither is appropriate for school, and it is style mistakes like these that make schools impose uniforms. Get it together guys, or else every student is going to be pulling on a pair of khaki pants and tucking in a white polo. The key is to separate closets and products by school appropriate looks and going-out styles and to never mix and match. The concept is what this style crazed columnist refers to as pulling a “Jeckyll and Hyde.” So, here are some simple tips to follow when re-organizing one’s mismatched closet. Leave your Braves shirts for school only. There is nothing more nauseating then seeing someone at the movies wearing a “Go Braves” sweatshirt. Students are confined to the fluorescent-lit dungeons of Boone High School for five days of the week already. Seeing flashy school spirited apparel on the weekends simply reminds others that they have to return to school on Monday morning, which will depress them for the rest of their evening. There is no excuse for wearing Boone apparel off campus. Even if it’s one’s favorite T-shirt or comfiest sweatshirt. Even if it’s laundry day and everything else is in the wash. No excuses. Those nasty school spirit clothes are forbidden. The same goes for those truly unfortunate “Senior” sweatshirts that Herff Jones gave out to the senior class. If one’s not at school, do not wear it. Keep it classy, not trashy. An academic setting does not call for teens to come to school with excessively exposed skin. If one’s shorts or skirts are too short, then leave them for when trying to attract someone on a date. It’s so unnecessary to show off that much skin when at school. Girls, believe it or not, no one cares if you have awesome legs or impressive cleavage when they’re trying to take notes. Come to class looking professional and not with your goodies hanging out. It’s violating. At the same time, boys need to keep their pants on. No one wants to see your basketball shorts or boxers. There are belts for a reason, and they should be utilized. When you’re “chillin’ with your homies,” let them sag all you want. Just keep them up at school. Not too flashy. When confined to a classroom, nothing one is wearing should stand out too much. Ladies, while bright eye shadow and dark eyeliner are appropriate for venues like clubs and concerts, they are unnecessary for school. Separate makeup into basics that are for everyday wear and night looks for going out. The same goes for products overall. Hair should be clean and tamed when at school. Go crazy and try something wild when going out for a night on the town. Don’t overload on jewelry or accessories. Hearing an armful of bangles clang together distracts others from trying to pay attention to the lesson. While on the topic of jewelry, class rings should be worn solely at school. They look so gaudy in the limelight of the real world. Finally, shoes should be flat. Girls, stilettos are certainly called for when going downtown, but no one wants to see you teeter back and forth in the school stairwell. Boys should have a great pair of boots or dress shoes reserved for going to clubs or restaurants at night. While at school, everyone should wear flats, tennis shoes or sandals. Separating a closet between going out and school appropriate styles is truly necessary. If everyone would simply Jeckyll and Hyde their look, the Reservation would certainly be a much more appropriate and attractive school.

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Teachers, students provide homework report A SURVEY COMPARING THE TIME IT TAKES STUDENTS AND TEACHERS TO COMPLETE AN ASSIGNMENT AP Language & Composition Read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Vicky Nicoll: 3 weeks Student: 4 weeks

English I

English II Gifted Focus paper Jennifer Hilley: 1 hour Student: 6 hours

Latin stem flash cards Paige Caperton: 10 minutes Student: 15 minutes

AP Statistics

Pre Calculus

Algebra II

Textbook assignment Kay Godfrey: 30 minutes Student: 45 minutes

Textbook assignment Dwayne Floyd: 45 minutes Student: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Worksheet Greg Shirley: 30 minutes Student: 20 minutes

AP Environmental Science

Biology Honors


Chapter review Wendy Ernest: 2 hours Student: 3 hours

Worksheet Annette Montgomery: 30 minutes Student: 45 minutes

Chapter study guide Timothy Besuden: 1 hour Student: 30 minutes

AP U.S. History

World History Honors

American Government

Chapter assignment Michael Dorman: 3 hours and 30 minutes Student: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Chapter Outline Mark MacFarlane: 20 minutes Student: 30 minutes

Current event James Corbin: 30 minutes Student: 20 minutes

AP Psychology



Chapter Outline Robin King: 2 hours Student: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Financial Computing project Bill Daniel: 15 hours Student: 12 hours

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The Results In English, students took longer to complete assignments than the teacher expects. In math, textbook assignments require more time. Worksheets are completed in a shorter amount of time than teachers predict. Outlines take longer to complete compared to teachers predictions. Chapter reviews take a student more time to complete when compared to teachers results.




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RED CARPET. Representing Social Justice Club, Hilary Armstrong and Lauren Wood stand on the red carpet. “I liked being at the game with the senior class,” Armstrong said.


SWEETHEART ROYALTY. At the varsity basketball game, seniors Clay Townsend and Taylor Dudley are awarded Sweetheart Prince and Princess. “I was excited and honored to win the title; a lot of people told me I was going to win,” Townsend said. The game took place Feb. 3.

Sweethearts come together DANCE STIRS CREATIVE THINKING, REACTIONS By KAREN JAEN Dancing the night away with a significant other is the idea behind the Sweetheart Dance being held Feb. 12. After a three year hiatus, the Senior Class decided to revive the tradition of a Sadie Hawkins style dance, which makes the dance girl’s choice. “The officers truly wanted to have [the dance]. They worked all through the summer to bring back part of the past,” Senior Class sponsor Sarah Kittrell said. They also revived it to give underclassmen the opportunity to attend another dance during the school year. “[The dance is Sadie Hawkins] because it

gives the girls options and it makes the girls feel what the boys feel when they ask us,” Kittrell said. Girls come up with creative ideas such as incorporating inside jokes from the couple’s relationship or utilizing the help of their club or team members to execute the idea. “I made signs that said “Hank, Sweetheart Dance with me?” and then the stunts went up. Instead of the cheerleaders holding the BHS signs [they were holding the signs I made and], I was standing at the end holding the last sign,” freshman Madison Nagle said. Senior Emily Oswald created a plan to ask senior Jefferson Guetzloe; she spelled out “Sweetheart?” with candy hearts on his desk.

Armando Santin and Amy Bonilla Have been dating for: Two weeks Grade- 11 Best Moment (He Says): “[When we had a ]picnic and tangoed at Lake Eola before I started dating [Bonilla].” Best Moment (She Says): “When [Santin] asked me out. It was a rainy Monday, and we were both nervous and ended up kissing in the rain.” Valentine’s Day plans: Go to BE Bongo’s at Downtown Disney to MINE enjoy Latin dancing.

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“[I felt] happy and excited. [Having a Sadie Hawkins] is a fun way to mix things up. It’s interesting to change roles,” Guetzloe said. The dance is being held at the Orlando Museum of Art located on 2416 North Mills Avenue. “We wanted [something nicer]; we didn’t want a community center. [It] becomes dressier and more special,” Kittrell said. Attire for the dance is considered to be less formal than homecoming and formal enough as if one were going out to dinner. The dress code is dressy casual, guys should wear casual khakis and a nice shirt. Girls should wear casual dresses. Senior class recommends church dresses.

Chaquevia Dumas and Jaramey Starling Have been dating for: One week Grade- 12 Best Moment (He Says): “When we went to Olive Garden for our first date and then took a walk in the park; it was special.” Best Moment (She Says): “When I asked him to Sweetheart Dance. I brought him balloons which said ‘Will you go to... with me’ and cupcakes spelling out ‘Sweetheart Dance’.” Valentine’s Day plans-: Undecided








Heart filled holiday makes day for couples enchanting PLANNING VALENTINE’S DAY ACCORDING TO RELATIONSHIP STATUS By ANNA MARIE BORIA and KATIE EDWARDS With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the pressure of impressing one’s sweetheart starts kicking in. “The newer the relationship, the bigger you should go. I look at Valentine’s Day as a day to be sweet, cute and ridiculous for her,”

sophomore John Dreiling said. With the average person spending $103 on this day each year, attempts at impressing one’s sweetheart are usually accomplished through expensive gifts and bills at fancy restaurants. However, Valentine’s Day does not need to be accompanied by pressureinduced stress.

Ranging from painting pottery to going skating, this table provides an assortment of ideas sure to make one’s Valentine’s enjoyable. With these suggestions in mind, more focus can be placed on one’s significant other and less on the material aspects of this holiday.

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If the relationship is just starting, Valentine’s Day can be a perfect opportunity to set the mood. For something different, go on a picnic during the day and take a bike ride around nearby Lake Eola afterwords.

As the relationship grows more serious, a trip to New Smyrna Beach for some romantic alone time is a great date alternative. Afterwards, just walking around the town and grabbing lunch at Breaker’s will be a relaxing end to the Valentine’s Day weekend. Take your date to the inexpensive Plaza Theater downtown and watch a movie you both would enjoy, like Just Go With It or No Strings Attached ($17 for two with student ID). Afterwards, get dinner and walk through downtown for a romantic end to the evening.

Instead of exchanging gifts, why not make the gifts together. All Fired Up in Waterford Lakes offers a romantic but messy environment that can add new and fun memories to a relationship. There are 800 different items of pottery to choose from. When people consider movies they automatically assume “movie theater”, but there is a way to make it more interesting and original. Go to a drive-in movie theater. There is The Silvermoon Drive-In movie theater located in Lakeland ($8 for two).

Run up adrenaline with your Valentine and spend a day at Universal’s Island of Adventure ($164) for two. Try to arrive at 9 a.m. when the park opens to beat the long lines.

Give her a teddy bear with some earrings. On Monday, bring a single red rose to Gift for Girlfriend school. Also try spraying your cologne on the bear. It’s an inexpensive yet personal touch.

Make her a hand made bracelet or necklace. It will impress her and show you care about her enough to go through the trouble. Also send her a cute card, chocolates and her favorite flowers.

Buy him one of those over-sized cards they sell at CVS, bake him his favorite Gift for Boyfriend dessert. Add a personal touch like decorating the container.

Get him a wallet and place a photo of yourself in it. It’s something he will use constantly, and every time he opens it he will think of you.

A box full of “date” ideas for the remainer of the year. When one is stumped and can not think of what to do for a date, just pick one out of the box. A homemade coupon book full of free meals, favorite deserts or even for a day to do whatever one wishes like going to their favorite restaurant or a free movie.

Almost all girls will appreciate jewelry. This does not mean that one has to buy diamonds, though. A necklace or earrings made of real elements like silver make a great gift. While the guys do not wear jewelry, it does not mean they can not wear accessories. Ray Ban sunglasses($129) are a perfect alternative.

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Rollerskating at Universal Skating Rink ($14 for two), mini-golf at Pirate’s Cove ($22 for two) and ending the night with frozen yogurt will ensure a sweet ending to a fun and flirty day that you both will remember.

Cory McDaniel and Maria Figuerado Have been dating for- Two years Grade- 11 and 12 Best Moment (He Says): “Our first date when we went to the Rainforest Cafe at Downtown Disney because it was special.” Best Moment (She Says): “Our two year anniversary date because we went to Tijuana Flats, Ripley’s Believe it or Not and then Fun Spot, which was special.” Valentine’s Day plans: Go see an (undecided) movie.


Christian Jaen and Erin Tischer Have been dating for- Four months Grade- 9 and 10 Best Moment (He Says): “A week after Christmas when we gave each other gifts and I really liked the gift she gave me; it was M&M’s and a box filled with strips [of paper] with cute sayings,” Jaen said. Best Moment (She Says): “Homecoming because it was special [since] it was a week after we started dating.” Valentine’s Day plans: Go to dinner KISS at an undecided ME restaurant.

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Couples may assume it would be best to go to an expensive restaurant, but it would be much more meaningful to go to the restaurant where you spent your first date. It will bring back feelings of why one fell for one another in the first place.

Connor Meredith Stephanie Tachon Have been dating for- One Year Grade- 12 Best Moment (He Says): “[Our] year anniversary because we went to Carrabba’s and exchanged Christmas presents [since] it was near Christmas time. It was a year and it meant a lot.” Best Moment (She Says): “Our first dates because we went glowin-the-dark golfing which was nice because we went [with friends] which was a good way to break the ice.” Valentine’s Day plans: Undecided

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SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHS SLEEPING STUDENTS, PUBLISHES ONLINE BY COOPER BROCK Slumped over his desk, the unassuming student sleeps, his body rising in falling in slumber. Unaware, the student soon becomes the latest subject in senior Tyler Johnson’s album. His works, published on Facebook as “People Sleeping in School,” have been viewed by hundreds, some having more than 25 comments. “[The album] was something that started out as a joke with my friends in study hall,” Johnson said. “I posted it on Facebook and was surprised by how popular the two original photos became.” Started around mid-October, the album currently has 77 pictures, most of which show Johnson sporting a wide grin and a thumbs up standing next to an unsuspecting student

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in slumber. The pictures occur in a variety of locations on campus, some even photographed at off campus locations such as the University of Central Florida. “Once I got up to about 30, I started having people take pictures for me and then send them to me via text message or through Facebook,” Johnson said. “Everyone wanted in on the album, which has brought it to where it is now.” Among multiple students assisting in the project was junior Matthew Long, who has contributed to the album by providing multiple pictures. “I think [Johnson’s album is] genius,” Long said. “It’s a creative and fun way to show how people can have fun at school in numerous ways.” Now three months and 72 pictures into the album,

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Johnson says he enjoys seeing the awkward positions he catches people sleeping in. “[The funniest time was] taking a picture of Jaramey Starling at the cookie jar,” Johnson said. “It was weird for me because I had walked by him and it took several seconds to realize that he was actually sleeping at the door.” Johnson updates the album every couple of weeks, and plans to continue it throughout the remainder of the year. “I definitely want to continue it,” Johnson said. “Mostly because everyone wants me to keep adding photos, and because it’s fun just seeing who we can catch sleeping at school, and the awkward positions they sleep in.” To view Johnson and his photography excursions, log on to his facebook page and click “People Sleeping in School”.


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very year a select few athletes get the recognition they deserve. Each year, the Boone High School Athletic Association selects former athletes and coaches to be inducted into the William R. Boone Sports Hall of Fame. This year, seven athletes from various sports will be inducted into the 13th class. An induction into this hall of fame brings honors to the athletes as Boone has one of the most respected athletic programs over the last 59 years. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to “recognize, promote and honor the talent of our student athletes, recognize the contribution of coaches and highlight the community involvement of these individuals who have brought positive recognition and fame to their school.” The Hall of Fame isn’t just for great athletes, it is for the athletes who were also great students and leaders in the community. Here is a look at the 2011 class of the William R. Boone Sports Hall of Fame. Graham and Gregory Haney (football, class of 1960) played offensive tackle and defensive end. When they played, they used to tell each other “meet you at the quarterback,” and Here is a look at the 2011 that became their motto as they played defense. class of the William R. Boone They were selected to the 1960 All-County team and were part of the first Boone team to Sports Hall of Fame. beat Edgewater. One player once said about the Haney boys, “I’ve never felt as scared in college or in the pros as I was going against them.” Craig Adams (football/baseball, class of 1976) was named an All-Metro and All-American for baseball in 1976. After his senior season, the Cleveland Indians drafted him in the third round where he spent five years in the minor leagues. In five years, he batted .244 and hit 45 homeruns. His coach Don Davis said, “[He was] the best athlete I’ve ever coached.” Bobby Strange (football/track, class of 1984) played offensive line for four years. His success came in track when he placed second in the state for discus throwing. In 1984, he received the William R. Boone Award, which is given to the best athlete of the year. Mike Beam (swimming, class of 1980) was the 1979 metro, district and state champion in the 500-meter freestyle. Also in 1978, he was the state runner-up in the 500-meter freestyle, and the metro, district and state runner-up in the 200-meter freestyle. In 1980, he was the state champion in the 200, 500 and 800-meter freestyle and finished fifth in the state 400meter relay. Also in 1980, he was a high school All-American in the 500-meter freestyle and participated in the Olympic trials. He was also named a two-time Auburn University Swimming and Diving All-Time All-American in 1982. Stacy Kirk (swimming, class of 1983) was the 1982 state champion in the 100-meter butterfly, and in 1983, she was the state runner-up in the 100-meter butterfly. Even today, she holds the school records in the 50, 100 and 500-meter freestyle and in the 100-meter butterfly. After high school, she went to Florida State University on scholarship. Misty Cox (women’s basketball coach) is the winningest girls coach in school history. She won five district championships from 1993-2004. She went 269-77 over 12 seasons and from 1999 to 2003, she won four out of five district championships. She is now coaching at West Orange. In 2008, she was named to the Metro Conference Hall of Fame. Getting into any Hall of Fame is the perfect ending to an athlete’s career. Hundreds of athletes each year participate in sports on campus and these seven rose above the rest in their respective sports. These athletes set the standard of excellence that still holds true today and for all future athletes. Athletes today should look up to the Hall of Fame inductees as role models and as someone who can inspire them to play for more than just a championship but to leave a legacy behind just like these seven did. The Hall of Fame banquet will be in the junior/senior cafeteria on April 9. Anyone who would like to see the athletes they admired again or who just wants to be part of a special night, tickets to the event are available for $20 by calling Lisa Speer at extension 2312. On a somber note, Jim Baynes, a former dean, basketball and baseball coach, guidance counselor and a hall of famer, died Thursday, Feb. 3.

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Tally Up Here are the results of the Lady Braves’ last five games

L 33-53 v. Winter Park

L 36-44 v. Chrstian Prep

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L 45-55 v. West Orange

By MARK VAGELAKOS With a 9-16 record the girls basketball team has confronted new players and close games. As the team welcomed new players, veterans like captain Jaci Chastain, a junior with 82 rebounds, strained to make the team a cohesive unit. “We struggle with everyone giving heart every game and doing their best every game. Most of [the new girls] haven’t played a varsity sport, so it can be overwhelming. It can also be a confidence issue,” captain Kyndal Skersick, junior, said. Skersick leads the team in scoring with an average of 17.2 points per game and a 37 percent shooting average. As the season progressed, the team built confidence with practice. Confidence remained an important factor to the team. “You have to have confidence to be able to do anything on the court; if you don’t have confidence to make a shot, you’ll miss every time. If you don’t have confidence to defend, they’ll score on you every time; you have to have it to win a game,” Chastain said. One of the team’s greatest losses was against University (49-50). The game was close throughout, but University scored the on the buzzer after getting the rebound from a foul shot. “We played together so well it was really our best game even though we lost. It was frustrating,” Chastain said. The girls also had several strong wins. In their win against East River (64-44), sophomore Bailey Florin scored 25 points and the team established their position against a rival. “We really played together well [against East River] and played complete team basketball to win,” Chastain said. Celeste Martin had 7 rebounds

against East River to add to her total of 101 rebounds for the season. As the season progressed and the team worked together on and off the court, they began to become closer through outside activities such as fundraisers and team meetings. “[We really improved by] coming together as a team. In the beginning, we barely knew each other. Now we’re more of a family,” Skersick said. “It’s been a growing experience for the kids and for myself. The kids learned from me and I’ve learned from them. I’ve probably grown more than they have. That’s why I’m looking forward to next season,” coach Tom Wills said.

BOYS STRUGGLE AGAINST COMPETITION By MOLLY WALLACE With an 8-14 record, the boys basketball team has struggled to perform above the competition all season. “We are getting better every game, but we have a lot of work to do,” junior guard Kyle Leveille said. The team fought to maintain a solid, season-changing winning streak, and finally achieved that in the game against Freedom, winning 50-38. The streak continued in the game against Timber Creek, winning 60-52. Sophomore center Robert Rimmer is the team’s main scorer, averaging 18.5 points per game. This season, Rimmer has scored over 350 points and made over 150 rebounds. “We got off to a slow start, but I have seen major improvements recently,” varsity coach Greg Shirley said. Shirley feels that their biggest difficulty was that most of the varsity players were new to the team and new to each other. Gaining skill, but also growing as a team was a challenge. Against rival Edgewater, the boys came back from a 2-13 deficit and won

56-41, showing a great defensive effort. “I saw a group of young men work together and sacrifice for each other. I enjoyed the player’s attitudes and how they played as a team,” Shirley said. Key players like Rimmer and junior Hayden Hoevenaar, who averages two steals and three assists per game, have contributed to the team’s winning streak. The team’s success, though, was immediately followed by losses against University, 58-63, and Oak Ridge, 43-52. “We do not get discouraged,” senior forward Andrew Hungerford said. “[But] we could be doing a lot better as a team.” Giving high-fives on and off the court, the team proves they do not mourn over a lost game, but instead

use it as inspiration for improvement. According to Shirley, the team continued to sacrifice for each other, giving up holidays and time away from friends and family in order to create their own family on the court. “We are all good friends and have strong bonds on and off the court,” Leveille said. One of their most difficult games of the season was against Winter Park and the country’s number one college recruit, senior Austin Rivers. Though it ended in a loss, the boys and coach retain a positive outlook. “While I think the future looks great, I am only concerned about our next practice and game. I believe the team will continue to grow on a daily basis,” Shirley said.


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Dribble IT. Playing against West Orange, junior Kyanna Cleveland drives down the court. “I love basketball and I love playing it for Boone. I play for the team aspect; being on a team is important,” Cleveland said. Cleveland has 14 assists this season.

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Wrestlers inspire victory HAGOOD JAMES BROTHERS LEAD TEAM TO SUCCESS By SARA CASLER impacted the team, but they have also Although normally considered a improved their relationship as brothers. sport for individuals, junior Lee Hagood They train together during practices James and his brother, senior Hunter and on their own time, and tweak one Hagood James, inspire the wrestling another’s skills and techniques. team to work together and succeed as The brothers also bettered a whole. themselves by attending and completing The Hagood James’s both found a J Robinson Intensive Wrestling Camp, passion wrestling in 2009 when they a 28-day camp designed to increase joined the team for fun. focus and fine-tune techniques. “We joined [wrestling] together. Sibling rivalry also plays a part in Everything that we’ve done has always motivating them. been a mutual thing,” Lee said. “[Sibling rivalry] is pretty big Lee ended last season with [between us] especially because [Lee] is a 34-4 and with a 18-5 now bigger than me, and I want to stay record so far. He also on top. It just makes us both better,” has a personal best pin Hunter said. time of 11 seconds Despite in round one. everything, the The Hagood brothers press “My inspiration is my little brother. James’s quickly on and continue He is really dedicated and wants to to inspire their excelled, becoming do well.” two of the best teammates and wrestlers on the -hunter hagood james, senior each other. team, along with “ M y sophomore Alton inspiration is my Meeks with a record little brother. of 18-0. Head coach Michael Willis is He is really dedicated and wants to do proud of how these young men have well,” Hunter said. stepped up and come to lead the team. Meeks is also a big player for the “These are my spiritual leaders on wrestling team. He is undefeated so this team,” Willis said. far and qualified for states in 2009 as a Not only have the Hagood James’s freshman and placed fourth in his 215

weight class. Meeks holds a personal best record pin time of 24 seconds in round one against Edgewater High School. The team as a whole has had a rough season. They are currently 4-18, but they still have outstanding performances by the Hagood James brothers, Meeks and senior Kyle Lipa. Junior John Burns joined the team to try something new. He has also enjoyed for the camaraderie he has found since joining the team. “We motivate each other, because having a team is lot more motivating than getting yourself motivated individually,” Burns said. Burns currently has a 4-17 record. photo/CALEY BROCK The team has been through a rough patch. They are not where they would Run it. At the match against Edgewater, junior Lee Hagood like to be with their record and because James tries to stay on top of his opponent. “[It’s my goal] to of lack of experience and skill. The get a state title. At first it seemed like a far off thing, but now Hagood James brothers made a drastic it is more a possibliity,” Lee said. Lee has an 18-5 record. change when they joined the team. Along with Meeks, the brothers lead themselves and the Use the free QR Reader app team to success. on your smartphone to view a “They always keep everybody video of the team’s highlights together. They are from the wrestling web page. the heartbeat of this team,” Willis said.

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Awards presented to best films By DAVID MATTESON The most over the top, glamorous night in the celebrity world occurs on Feb. 27. Hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway the 83rd Academy Awards will honor movies like The King’s Speech, Blue Valentine, 127 Hours, Inception and other incredible films from 2010. The evening, as always has been highly publicized, but the host’s have kept quiet about their plans for the evening. Despite the silence, it is sure to be a hilarious evening worth watching. The awards show begins at 7 p.m. on ABC.


Actor in a Leading Role The Nominees: Javier Bardem for Biutiful, Jeff Bridges for True Grit, Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network, Colin Firth for The King’s Speech and James Franco for 127 Hours. The Frontrunner: James Franco Justification: Franco’s portrayal as a hiker who becomes trapped by a boulder is incredibly moving. In terms of acting skills, Franco is the most captivating of the nominated actors to watch.

Actor in a Supporting Role The Nominees: Christian Bale for The Fighter, Jeremy Renner for The Town, Mark Ruffalo for The Kid’s are Alright, John Hawkes for Winter’s Bone and Geoffrey Rush for The King’s Speech. The Frontrunner: Christian Bale Justification: Bale was compelling in his portrayal of a crack addicted, former fighter managing the career of his brother.


Best Picture The Nominees: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kid’s are Alright, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter’s Bone. The Frontrunner: The King’s Speech Justification: A historical drama, the movie documents King George VI’s attempts to cure his stammer, which prevented him from speaking publicly. The feel-good movie reaches into the soul of each audience member and relays a dramatic message: that no one, even a king, is perfect. This ability to empathize with every viewer is what makes this film the strongest contender in the Best Picture category.


Actress in a Leading Role The Nominees: Annete Bening for The Kid’s are Alright, Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole, Jennifer Lawrence for Winter’s Bone, Natalie Portman for Blak Swan and Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine. The Frontrunner: Natalie Portman Justification: Portman’s portrayal of a psychologically rattled dancer is thrilling to watch. This may be her best role to date and is certainly Oscar worthy.


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Actor in a Supporting Role The Nominees: Amy Adams for The Fighter, Helena Bonham Carter for The King’s Speech, Melissa Leo for The Fighter, Hailee Steinfield for True Grit and Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom. The Frontrunner: Melissa Leo Justification: Leo plays a strong female role who’s actions p r e v e n t her son from becoming a successful fighter.

Valentine wishes from one love to another To: Connor McClellan, sophomore From: Kayla Combs, sophomore Message: Oh hey! Wishing you’d ask me out already. K thanks! To: Caitlin Killgore, senior From: Kayla Combs, sophomore Message: You’re beautiful, every little piece. Just thought you should know. To: Danielle Gibson, sophomore From: Alyssa Combs, sophomore Message: You complete me and I love you best friend. Never change. To: Israel Perez, senior From: Cheyenne Casteel, sophomore Message: I love you Israel; you’re my everything. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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To: Erick Sanchez, sophomore From: Anna Marie Boria, sophomore Message: Happy Valentine’s Day to my adorable BB. Ego amat you! To: Anna Marie Boria, sophomore From: Cheyenne Casteel, sophomore Message: Happy Valentine’s Day to my favorite little nerd. Love you! To: Cheyenne Casteel, sophomore From: Anna Marie Boria, sophomore Message: Happy Valentine’s Day to my favorite bad girl. Love you! To: Kayla Combs, sophomore From: Delaney Arkeilpane, sophomore Message: I love you girl; Justin stands no chance! To: Mark Vagelakos, junior From: Olivia Crane, junior Message: You’re spectacular. I would like to steal you sometime.

To: Anna Marie Boria, sophomore From: Erick Sanchez, sophomore Message: Hey.

To: Justin Kane, senior From: Delaney Arkeilpane, sophomore Message: I love you! Can we go to prom?

To: Sarah Alwine, junior From: Kyle Welling, senior Message: Sarah you are so fine, will you be mine?

To: Kayla Combs, sophomore From: Caitlin Killgore, senior Message: I love you and am honored to be your cousin!

To: Elizabeth “Caroline” Shearhouse, senior From: Samantha Arcara, senior Message: I love you girl! We’ll be soul mates forever, haha.

To: Heidi Heisner, senior From: Caitlin Killgore, senior Message: You’re beautiful! You’re beautiful it’s true! Love you best friend.

To: Karina Ferreira, junior From: Kenwin Hunte, senior Message: You are the most amazing girl I have ever known.

To: Kaitlyn Mangold, senior From: Brendan Hall, senior Message: I love you so much. Happy Valentine’s Day sweety.

To: Emely Toro, senior From: Alexandra Murray, senior Message: I love you best friend! Your mother smells like cheese!

To: Brendan Hall, senior From: Kaitlyn Mangold, senior Message: There is no one I’d rather have as my Valentine.

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entertainment Miranda Cosgrove

Sneak Peeks

Justin Bieber Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers



Anya Marina

February 2011 At 7 p.m., Anya Marina will be at the Plaza Theatre. Marina is a singer/ songwriter from San Diego, CA. Her songs have been featured on shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and How I Met Your Mother. Her song “Satellite Heart” was featured in the Twilight saga’s New Moon soundtrack.

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The Clique


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The Rules According to JWoww: Shore-Tested Secrets on Landing a Mint Guy, Staying Fresh to Death, and Kicking the Competition to the Curb by Jenni “JWoww” Farley with Sheryl Berk is a collection of dating tips by one of the infamous Jersey Shore girls. She discusses fitness techniques as well as what to do in the club.

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A Tale of Two Pretties (Clique # 14) by Lisi Harrison is the newest addition in the Clique series. The collection of books follows a group of upper class girls in upstate New York who have everything including boys, alpha status and friends, as well as enough drama to last them for the rest of their lives.

Greyson Chance

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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, PG. Giving an inside look to his fans, pop star Justin Bieber releases his 3-D concert movie. Following in the footsteps of former pop stars Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers, fans will have an up-close and personal view of exactly how a Justin Bieber concert works, and an inside look to his life.

Saturday Feb. 12

Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers will be at the Social at 8 p.m. This rock band formed in 2003 and has released five albums including Bulletproof Heart, The First Waltz, Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, Glassjaw Boxer and The Bear. Their songs have been featured on shows such as One Tree Hill and Mercy.

Feb. 18

Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son, PG13. After witnessing a murder, FBI agent Michael Turner and his step-son Trent go undercover as females at an all girls boarding school. Directed by John Whitesell; starring Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson and Portia Doubleday.

Big Momma’s

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English singer/ songwriter, Adele is releasing her second album entitled 21. Her first album 19, featured her most famous song “Chasing Pavements” which helped her gain acclaim within the American music industry. Adele has worked with VH1 to support the “Save the Music Foundation,” an event created to raise money for music programs in schools, by performing at the VH1 Diva’s event alongside Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis, Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks. She also opened for John Mayer during his 2nd Annual Holiday Charity Revue, performing her own 40 minute show. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele won Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal performance.


Miranda Cosgrove and Greyson Chance will be at the Hard Rock Live at 7 p.m. Cosgrove is the lead character on the Nickelodeon sitcom i-Carly and has recently launched a singing career with her hit single “Kissin’ You.” Chance was featured on Ellen with his cover of the Lady Gaga song “Papparazzi.”


Brad Paisley will be at the Amway Center at 7:30 p.m. Paisley is one of the most successful country singers of the past decade. All seven of Paisley’s albums are certified gold or higher. He has also charted 25 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Charts, with 15 going to number one. He recently released his first greatest hits compilation.

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Tyit all TOGETHER Tyler Patrick Entertainment Editor



ith the season of love filling the air, subjects of romance and passion? people of all ages find themselves Standing in the pouring rain on the dock of the house watching movies with hot and romantic Noah built for Allie, he tells her that he wrote her everyday scenes from some of the greatest movies for a year, after she spent years believing he never did. Allie of all time. As a dedicated viewer of all jumps into his arms and the two begin to kiss where they different types of movies, this proceed to carry on the action behind closed doors. entertainment junkie will discuss some of the As the two find love again after many years, it remains not greatest kisses to come across movie screens. only a Valentine’s Day classic but a female classic in general. Hermione Granger and Harry Potter The best part of the kiss is the nearly in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: tangible sense of love that radiates from From Spider Man and Mary Part 1 - Although a huge fan of Ron the two through the screen, enveloping Jane to Hermione Granger and Hermione, there is no denying that viewers in it’s warmth. Harry and Hermione’s kiss was well Spider Man and Mary-Jane Watson in and Harry Potter, the best worth the time spent watching it. Spider Man - Anybody that remembers kisses are hand delivered. As a visual exposing the darkest fears memorable kisses can recall this one of Ron Weasley, Harry and Hermione between Spider Man and Mary-Jane. torment Ron on his insecurities while making out in nothing Their kiss is so memorable because it sparked the infamous but their birthday suits. The two lead up to their kiss by upside down lip-lock. All of it’s audiences members were pinning such things against Ron such as “Who would want captivated by the wildly attractive kiss between Mary-Jane you compared to Harry Potter?” and “You’re nothing and the masked man in a dark alley in the pouring rain. As compared to the Chosen One.” Their kiss is intoxicating Spider Man hung from the top of a building, Mary-Jane pulled because it leads audience members to the edges of their seats down his mask just far enough to perform one of the hottest representing a forbidden fruit, as almost every Harry Potter make out scenes in movie history. fan has fantasized about a Harry and Hermione relationship. Veronica Miller and Will Blakelee in The Last Song - As From Hermione’s Adam and Eve styled garland hair piece one of Miley Cyrus’ best movie performances, she and her to the two’s taunting words, this moment creates one for the man candy in the film share one of the most unforgettable history books. kisses to come across both the big and small screen. Noah and Allie in The Notebook - What kind of person This lip-lock is presented on the beach after a fight doesn’t find the kiss between Noah and Allie in the rain the between the two occurs, but the tiff between them is instantly most captivating and romantic moment in the history of such broken after sharing such a wonderful and magical moment. The Classic Disney Movie - Since the 1950’s there has

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been a series of kisses that have brought nothing but pure pleasure to it’s audiences, this collection of kisses is the one in the classic Disney movies. Some of Disney’s greatest moments include the kisses in The Little Mermaid, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Tarzan and Beauty and the Beast. Although these kisses are those of mere cartoons, they are still a magical escape for the audience as they create memories and hope for both children and adults. These moments become childhood memories that one carries for the rest of his life. Seeing true love in its finest form, through fairy tales, is one of the best ways to experience a kiss. A kiss is sort of like a picture; it’s worth a thousand words, and the interpretation of the kiss depends entirely on that of the individual witnessing it. Some people may not agree that these kisses are worth one’s time, but that’s the beauty of interpretation and opinion, everybody has his own and this selection is that of this entertainment obsessed columnist who hopes these moments have impacted the reader as much as they have impacted the columnist.

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HP Slate reigns supreme APPLE iPAD LACKS IN STYLE AND ELECTRONIC ESSENTIALS By VICTORIA TREIBER Continuing an old and fierce rivalry, Windows and Apple are going headto-head in the up and coming tablet computer market. Although the iPad is more widely known, the HP Slate provides more durability, input ports and capabilities. The Slate comes with a unique geometric pattern on the back of each Best Buy, tablet. This feature provides a firmer, grip on the device compared to the sleek design of the iPad. This design makes the Slate less accident prone than the Apple iPad. Another attribute that accompanies HP Slate: 32 GB the HP Slate is the presence of a USB ($549) and 64 GB port. This trait provides an easier way ($599) to share documents through a portable flash drive. It also allows the gadget Apple iPad: 16 GB ($499), 32 GB to connect with more devices, such as ($599) and 64 GB iPods and different picture importers. The HP Slate runs the full Windows 7 ($699) operating system which accommodates other programs like Google Chrome and Adobe Photoshop. Windows 7

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Quick Bites

Open early and ready to serve, these select restaurants promise good food, great prices and a variety of quickly-served breakfast items.


The Conway Cafe 4542 Hoffner Ave, 32812

The Basics: This family-owned restaurant serves a variety of breakfast meals, from a classic stack of pancakes to a satisfying breakfast sub. Costs can range from cheap to pricey, but for a quick bite before school one can easily manage to spend little for a filling meal. The Conway Cafe is a relaxed restaurant but promises quick service and a friendly atmosphere.

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runs iTunes but is not compatible with the wide variety of applications available to the Apple iPad, perhaps the slate’s largest weakness. However, the iPad uses the Macintosh operating system, which means it does not run Flash Player. This is a problem for those who want to view movies and television shows online. Although Windows 7 creates more possibilities, it was not made to be “finger friendly” like the Apple programs and applications. The Windows layout is smaller and was not designed around touch capabilities. Outfitted with a 8.9-inch touch screen, the Slate’s display lacks in size compared to the iPad’s 9.7 inches. Unlike the iPad, which does not have a camera, the Slate comes adorned with two three mega-pixel cameras: one installed in the front for web chatting and another in the back for taking videos and snapping pictures. Though the quality of the cameras is not outstanding, the feature allows for

Hours: Mon. - Wed. 6 a.m.-2 p.m, Th. - Fri. 6 a.m.- 8 p.m, Sat. - Sun. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Bottom Line: The food comes in big portions, so be ready to take leftovers for lunch, or plan ahead to split a meal with a friend. Made freshly and with care, one’s meal is delivered quickly and is guaranteed to be yummy.

The All American Cafe 1817 South Ferncreek Avenue, 32806

The Basics: With outdoor seating, this small cafe offers a wonderful array of omelettes and breakfast sandwiches, as well as amazing sausage-gravy and biscuits. Its close proximity to school and the fact that it is never overcrowded early in the morning allows students to have an easy in-andout breakfast, without skimping on the flavor. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 6 a.m.-2 p.m, Sat. 6 a.m- 1 p.m. Bottom Line: The All American Cafe is a sit-down restaurant, perfectly located near campus. The employees are friendly


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greater variability of use. The cameras also make uploading videos and pictures to the Internet less complicated. Instead of using a camera to download pictures to the computer then uploading them to the Internet, the digital media taken on the Slate can be directly transferred to sites like Youtube and Facebook. Due to its convenience and powerful processor, the target market for the HP Slate is business professionals constantly on the go. The USB port makes it easier to transfer documents, and other files, while the Apple iPad is more family-oriented. Price points are equivalent. The Slate comes with 32 GB ($549) and 64 GB ($599) of memory, while the iPad comes with 16 GB ($499), 32 GB ($599) and 64 GB ($699) of memory. The HP Slate provides more capabilities faster processor and installed cameras. Equipped with more features and external ports, the Windows Slate reigns supreme.

and ready to recommend their favorite dish, but are also there to adapt original dishes to satisfy their customer’s needs. The All American Cafe is smaller than competing restaurants, but still offers a comfortable atmosphere, as well as a Sunday breakfast buffet.

Clarkie’s Restaurant 3150 South Orange Ave, 32806

The Basics: Don’t be fooled by its looks, Clarkie’s Restaurant is known for dependable service and tasty food. Located close to campus, this “dive” is an easy and affordable spot for a quick breakfast. There is no outdoor seating around this small restaurant, but plenty of parking is available. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 6 a.m.-2.p.m, Sun. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Bottom Line: The employees are service-based, while the interior is basically what one could infer from the outside: a mismatch of tables and pictures, but nonetheless, it offers a hearty, greasy, down-home meal.

Laura Jeanne Grant Laura J. Grant, 17, died Sunday, Feb. 6, in an automobile accident. Grant was born May 18, 1993 to William and Wendy Grant.

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entertainment 2.


Quick Bites

Entertaining cuisine. A comparison of two Asian eateries.


Tokyo Japanese Steak House 6125 S. Semoran Blvd # 103



1. UP in SMOKE. At a hibachi table, a chef serves shrimp to customers. “The cook was hilarious, did an awesome flame volcano and flipped an egg into his hat. It was really enjoyable,” senior Brendan Hall said. 2. OCTOPUS’s garden. On a green plate, octopus sushi ($4.25) is wrapped in seaweed. 3. UNDER THE SEA. Crunchy and fried, crab puffs ($3.25) come with red dipping sauce. “I was very satisfied, but it was much more filling than I thought,” sophomore Thomas Egan said.

Hibachi meals gain popularity JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE PROVIDES A VARIETY OF FOOD AT DECENT PRICES By CALEY BROCK From entertaining hibachi to satisfying soup, Ginza Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar offers a variety of reasonably priced alternatives to the many typical Asian restaurants in Orlando. Ginza is located near the corner of Colonial Drive and Mills Avenue in Little Vietnam. The street front and parking are visually the opposite of the more classy interior and make a poor first impression when driving by. Parking is in the back, and while there are multiple lots, they are disorganized packed, even in the middle of the afternoon. Carpooling is necessary. A koi pond and fountain greet customers at the front entrance. The space is vast, and on a Wednesday afternoon, completely empty. It was warmly decorated with classy Asian inspirations, but opening the door is like letting light in a cave as it is dark, even during the day. There is a bar for drinks, a sushi bar, regular dining area and large hibachi area that holds up to 18 people at each table. Large groups can easily be accommodated at

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hibachi tables so members may have the option of hibachi menu items. Most meals come with an appetizer, which can include a house salad with an addicting and creamy ginger dressing and a soup that consists of simple broth. Both of these come with the lunch hibachi. Although dinner meals offer more food, lunch specials are affordable and filling. The hibachi lunch special ($8.95), for example, would be $10.95 - $36.95 at dinner. While the menu is extensive and signs from the street advertise steak and sushi, the real star at Ginza is the hibachi. The chef entertains as he cooks, creating fire-spewing volcanoes of onions and performing egg-cracking tricks. Lunch hibachi meals ($6.95$12.25) include soup, salad, rice, vegetables and a choice of meat. Dinner meals ($10.95-$36.95) also include a shrimp appetizer and noodles. The rice, vegetables and meat are cooked separately in front of customers and are fresh and flavorful. However, those dining in large groups should note the

individual components will get slightly cold if one waits for all items of the meal to arrive before eating. Sauces are an important element to Ginza meals. Although extra white sauce orders are typical because of the popularity among diners, the ginger sauce has a tang to it, and asking for both offers a variety to one’s taste buds. Soups, like the beef udon noodle soup ($8.95), are flavorful and come in large portions. Sushi is fair, but Ginza would not be considered a destination sushi spot. The spicy tuna roll, an option in the sushi lunch special ($8.95), did not live up to its name and could use more flavor. The service, however, was friendly and attentive, especially the chef, and getting separate tabs was not a problem. Drink glasses were constantly refilled. The entertaining hibachi and friendly prices make Ginza a lunch spot for students and adults alike, but with the parking problems and average tasting menu items, Ginza is not anything spectacular.

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See & Hear Where Corner of Colonial Dr. and Mills Ave.

What Japanese hibachi, sushi and steak

When Sunday Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

The Basics: Unlike many hibachi franchises, Tokyo makes one feel at home. In a cozy suite next to the Orlando Ale House on SR 436, the small dining area makes everyone feel a part of the hibachi experience. Along with the four hibachi-style cooking areas, Tokyo also features a sushi bar and other regular sit-down tables. The Food: Tokyo serves typical hibachi food: chicken, steak, shrimp and scallops along with a variety of sushi rolls freshly made at the sushi bar. For vegetarians, Tokyo also features hibachi meals without meat. Price and Service: The prices for the hibachi meals run anywhere from $9 - $12 and the sushi is very affordable. The price is fairly cheap for the amount of food received. The service is always friendly and nice. With a constant smile, the servers make sure drinks are full. Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 10 p.m. on weekdays; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. on weekends Bottom Line: Tokyo is a very basic and simple Japanese steakhouse. The coziness makes one feel part of their Japanese family. The inexpensive prices and delicious meals make this a fun and economical place to eat hibachi food.

Twist Asian Fusion 45 W. Crystal Lake St.

The Basics: Located minutes from campus, this locally owned restaurant is in the SODO shopping center. With a bar, indoor seating, outdoor seating and a hibachi and meeting room, Twist is a great place for a dinner out. The Food: Along with the familiar spring rolls, won ton soup, pad Thai and California rolls, Twist spins originals like the “Woked” walnut shrimp ($17) or the seafood pan-fried noodles ($20). Hot and Spicy is not as strong as implied, so do not shy away from items marked as such. Overall, the food is tasty with large portions. Price and Service: If dining on a budget, this might not be the place to go. Be prepared to bring money as average main meals are about $15 and $20 - $40 for hibachi style dining. Meals come quickly, and service is almost overly attentive. Hours: Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday 12 a.m. - 10 p.m. Bottom Line: A restaurant with a blend of Asian foods, Twist is an upscale yet casual place around the corner, but with high prices, it might not be on the regular list for budget conscious high school students.


Show aids cancer society By JONATHAN WARREN To benefit, entertain and display their talents, 17 acts performed at the annual Brave Aid. On Saturday, Feb. 5, the Student Government Association hosted the talent show in a sold out auditorium. Acts varied from the famous group Studio One Young Beast Society (seen on America’s Got Talent) to Phundieme (physics teacher Mike Undieme’s band). Proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society. SGA picked this as the charity to honor their sponsor Annette Montgomery who was diagnosed with breast cancer in August. “She is very dear to us and does so much for Boone. So many people are affected by cancer, and we know the American Cancer Society is a great organization,” SGA president Sarah Daly said.

The Talent Bravettes Anna Gentry, Alexandra Swartwood, Stephanie Tachon, Nicole Dawson, Sydney Geren, Jenna Harrison, Brittany Hope, Nicole Lucas, Bianca Oliveria, Delaney Foskett


Tyler Colick

“Screamin’ on the Inside” Mary Berryman

Ashley and Tyler Ashley Connelly and Tyler Conrady

C Y We Live Christian Maldonado and Yashira Lopez

“A Broken Wing” Megan Stuart


Katelyn Gaylord, Samantha Mills, Gabrielle Figueroa, Mariah Williams, Nidia Germain, Devan Fansher

Potter People Pals

Thomas Boyd, David Ballentine, Colton McCorkle, Dalles Black, Jacob LaStarza, Savannah Shurman


AIRBORNE. Legs entangled in the silk, aerial acrobatics Sydney Garlich performs her routine “Our Time to Fly”. Throughout her routine, crowd members could be seen holding their breath during her drops. Jammin’. As part of the band Voltaire, guitar player Samuel Graham and drummer Samuel Benjamin perform “Recluse”. This was an original song Graham wrote for the band. There were three bands in the Brave Aid production. Other members included: Courtland Green and Easah Rahman


Matthew Keener

In Tune. On stage, singer Angel Lozada and singer/guitarist Ryan Reyes perform “More than Words” by Extreme.

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THEY AREN’T BLUE. Orange Man Group members Jonathon Bandy, John Arevalo and Alexander Walsh play music on PVC pipes. The group custom made the PVC pipes to replicate music of The Blue Man Group. Other members were: Mason Crain, Michael Schroeder, Bryce Brimhall, Gabriel Santiago.

Studio One Young Beast Society

Daquan Barnes, Devin Thomas, Deion Thomas, Derrick Thomas, Marissa Perry, Bianca Nobel, Marlee Hightower, Kelly Rutherford

“I Like”

Taylor Buono with Trent Haddock


Katy Smith, Connor Effron, Kenwin Hunte, Nathan Wallace, Samuel Benjamin, Cody Minnear, Connor Parks

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