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April 27, 2010

Volume 50 Issue 26

1015 Division St. Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Two seniors awarded top academic honor Jayne Durnin Staff Writer

Two senior students have been selected as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship. Those students, Amelia McMurrin and Alex Judisch, found out about the program as juniors after taking the PSAT. “I wasn’t really sure why I was taking the PSAT, just that it was recommended that I did. When I got my scores back, (guidance counselor Susan) Langan called me in and told me about the program and how it could possibly benefit me

a lot,” McMurrin said. and an essay on a given information. I also wrote a Upon finding out that topic,” Judisch said. short essay about overcomthey were semi-finalists at “To become a finalist, I ing obstacles in my life to the beginning of this year, had to take the SAT’s and get to where I’m at now,” McMurrin McMurrin said. and Judisch In mid-Febuary started workthe semifinalists were ing on the notified that they had rest of the become finalists and requirements therefore qualifyed to become for the National Merit finalists and Scholarship. potentially “The scholarship win a scholarwill basically pay for ship. your tuition, depend“For me, ing on what school Amelia McMurrin Alex Judisch becoming a you are applying for,” get above a certain score. finalist came down to doing Langan said. I also had to fill out a form well on the SAT and filling Each student will benefit with information about my out an application with greatly from being awarded activities, leadership roles, teacher recommendations this scholarship. sports and other personal

“The recognition for it helps get scholarships from organizations and schools, and the actual scholarship is going to seriously help me with college costs. It’s a huge blessing not to have to worry so much about where to get money for college,” McMurrin said. “The scholarship is nice primarily because of the money I get to put towards college. Although, I was happy when I found out that at the University of Iowa they reward National Merit Scholars with priority housing and scheduling, which is an extra bonus,” Judisch said.

CFHS foods classes offer co-op lunch alternatives Ellen Gustavson Staff Writer

Looking for better dining options than just the school lunch every day? It looks like the high school could soon be home to cafes, sports bars, Mexican or Chinese restaurants, and more. The food service co-op class, under the instruction of Gayle Bruene, is doing a different kind of school project. Groups of three to four students work together to create their own original “restaurant,” complete with a menu and prices, to sell food to students and staff members. They research recipes and then test them out and make changes. “[The best part about this project is]

we get to try new recipes and work together with our class,” senior Lauren Waddle said. Those ordering food make reservations by Monday and then pick up their orders the following Thursday. In the past, students have -Foods created restauLauren rants with a variety of food. They even get to design their own menus, sometimes basing their restaurant off of it. Senior Brittany Van Cleave said, “Jessica [Gerholdt] designed our cover, and it fit what we served for

our restaurant.” Another group created a restaurant called El Caballo’s, which included common Mexican dishes. This project is a fun way for students to not only brush up on their cooking skills but to prepare them for student employment and practice Waddle organization. Seniors taking this class can take it as work experience while working about 15 hours a week in the community at the same time. “[It helps students with] pretty much all of their ‘21st century’ skills,” Brune said.

“[The best part is] we get to try new recipes and work together with our class”

Hannah Van Meeteren Photo

Senior Elena Houseal works on her own unique prom dress in her fashion merchandising class. Tickets ($15 each) for the event are available before and after school in the auditorium or during 4th hour in the cafeteria.

2 opinion our view Era of environmental polarization ending In the wake of last Thursday’s Earth Day, it is important to take a moment and reflect upon the issues of sustainability and environmentalism as they stand today. The idea of a green revolution is no longer a totally partisan issue that beckons images of Rainbow Jeremy and his tree-hugging hippie pals protesting a new McDonalds or dreadlocked granola-crunchers laying themselves down in front of a bulldozer at some new development site. Rather, today the support is much broader, ranging from Apple to British Petroleum to California’s Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger in particular has been a vocal advocate for the cause, most recently proposing an ambitious plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 that includes the following: a $2.9 billion plan to install one million solar roofs in California in the next eight years (reducing emissions by 3 million tons), drastically vamping up renewable energy technologies while placing a moratorium on coal power plants, significantly improving miles-per-gallon standards on new cars and bolstering the state’s public transit systems. As evidenced by today’s broad range of support, the movement appeals to a broad spectrum, as its benefits are multi-faceted; it would increase our energy self-sufficiency, provide a massive sector for economic growth and improve environmental security for ourselves and for future generations. The ability to foresee future threats and prepare appropriately has been America’s saving grace in the past, and we are prudently beginning to utilize this quality again in the specter serious environmental threats.

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Jägermeister tour to visit McElroy Auditorium, Waterloo The Jӓgermeister Music Tour was started in the spring of 2002 and at the time was headlined by American heavy metal band Drowning Pool. The tour has 37 dates in the United States and Canada. The 2003 tour featured Saliva and Breaking Benjamin. This tour holds some pretty big bands, many of which don't often come to little old Iowa. Well, all that is about to change when the Jӓgermeister Music Tour comes to the McElroy Auditorium in Waterloo. The Spring 2010 tour is headlined by Korn and features support from Five Finger Death Punch and 2Cents. JMT will be in Waterloo on May 14, 2010. The doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets will cost anywhere from $35 to $45. It's an all-ages show. The show will include a live performance by Korn and Five Finger Death Punch as well as other local bands.

Now this isn't a bad line up, but they've definitely had better. In the spring of 2006 they had Staind, Hurt and Three Days Grace. The

Dustin Peverill Staff Writer 2004 tour was headlined by Slipknot, Fear Factory and Chimaira. In the fall of 2008, Hinder, Trapt and Revolution Theory(Rev Theory) headlined, so this is not the best lineup the tour has ever seen. Other bands may make appearances as well. In the fall of 2008, bands like Smile Empty Soul, Hollywood Undead, Trapt, Theory of a Deadman, In

This Moment, Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus made surprise appearances that the crowd and even some of the bands weren't expecting. There will be no sitting in the direct location surrounding the stage; this is the "slam room only" due to the dancing or moshing that will take place (you don’t really want to get elbowed in the face). Jӓgermeister has made it extremely clear that they are opening the tour to all ages, but they strictly only support the music and not underage drinking. They will ID and have authorities roaming constantly checking hoodlums for alcohol. This is also the first year that the Jӓgermeister Music Tour will have Canada tour dates. This will feature different bands compared to the United States tour, except that Korn will be headlining every show. Pit Passes will be available for $55-$60.

What is your favorite memory of prom? “I remember wearing “Our theme one year was my leisure suit. It was “This Magic Moment” Ever brown and had the big heard of the song? The twintriangle collar.” kling stars twirling from the ceiling and great music stick —Scott Hall in my mind.” Orchestra Director

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Spring Sports Review April 27, 2010

Seniors report on midseason strengths, remaining goals for successful seasons Women’s Tennis

Women’s Golf

Alexis Rokes Senior Golfer

“All our varsity players have shot good scores so far. We need to continue to work on our short game and on recovering from bad holes ... at least for me, I let one bad hole ruin my whole round.”

Trap Shooting

Stratton Steffy Senior Trap Shooter

“One of our biggest strengths is team chemistry — we all know each other and are out to have a good time and win; we also have a lot of returning shooters. The way to get better is practice, practice, practice.”

“Everyone has improved on their strategy and skills. Overall we are good friends and encourage/help one another. We all need to work on having a competitive attitude and strategizing our game. The biggest techniques specifically that need work Kristen Counsell are our serves and Senior Tennis Player top spin lobs.”

Women’s Track

Sarah Korte Senior Runner

“We have a lot of depth ... a lot of people that run fast times which makes everyone worker harder to get the spot on either JV or varsity. The team will get better if every time we go out and compete with all we have.”

Women’s Soccer

“We have a lot of unity; we get along on and off the field, and the support for everyone is incredible. We need to focus on passing accuracy and mastering offensive runs. If we can use these, Rachel Zhorne Senior Soccer Player we have incredible potential.”

Men’s Tennis

Colin Ashwood Senior Tennis Player

“Our top four are practically interchangeable, so we have a lot of depth. We have a young and inexperienced team (but very talented). Also, chemistry is far from perfect, which affects doubles.”

Men’s Track

Jake Jamison Senior Runner

“We’ve got a lot of depth in all of our events, and we’re always working hard to continue getting better. We keep it real. To get to the next level, we just have to keep doing our thing at practice and work on our handoffs and such.”

Men’s Soccer

Alex Clopton Senior Soccer Player

“We have a lot of individual talent ... a strong work ethic, and we found a formation that plays to our strengths. We need work on playing the ball to the feet, connecting passes and with our communication.”

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April 27, 2010

PE grant delivers new cardio room Sara Gabriele Staff writer

Instead of paying the price of a private gym, students and staff can now just use the cardio equipment in the old health room to get a workout. The new room is fully equipped with 24 exercise machines — nine ellipticals, seven treadmills, five stationary bikes, two stair steppers, and one hand bike — and three plasma screen TVs. "I love it," gym teacher, Jamie Smith said. "We researched the equipment for about six months and made sure to choose ones that would last for a long time. It's very high quality equipment." The room is used as a component of gym classes; students do

Sophomores Brennan Block and Taylor Cross run on treadmills in the new cardio room during PE. All students and staff are able to enjoy the new treadmills and ellipticals throughout the day as well as on the weekends. Money for this was provided by the PE grant received last summer.

their daily warm up on the machines and sometimes get to spend the entire class period there. Smith mentioned even a possibility of adding a cardio class, similar in format to strength and conditioning, further down the road. And many students and staff are taking advantage of the room on their own time. "It's really nice equipment, as good as what you'd find in a regular gym," sophomore Alicia Pierce said. "And you don't have to pay memberships prices or go into a crowded gym." Students and staff can use the room anytime during the day when a supervisor is present. The room is also open before and after school and on weekends whenever the weight room is open.

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Hearst Center showcases student artists Ali Miller Staff Writer

Students from the district in grades K-12, including 20 student artists from the high school, are showing their art at the Hearst Center for the Arts. The exhibit opened April 20 and runs through the end of May. This is an annual show the Hearst Center puts on with art ranging from paintings and drawings to sculpture and jewelry. CFHS art teacher Lisa Klenske said, “It’s always important for art to be shown, but especially good

for the general public to see the art being made in the schools. With school art programs always on the verge of being cut, it’s important for the public to see the creative results of the students’ work.” Klenske said not much is different this year than from last year. The art department has had some new styles of sculptures being made in sculpture class, but unfortunately those weren’t done enough to be in the show. Todd Kern, the education coordinator at the Hearst Center, noted that they frequently have tours that come through the museum just to

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