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Hi.Life 27 September 2017 . Volume 99 . Issue 1

Leaders of LSHS


IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE ?

AUDREY BADGEROW Telekinesis, because I would never have to get up.

THE STAFF Editor-in-Chief Madeline Antey Web Editor Makenzie Kraxberger Copy Editor Molly Goetz Photography Editor Sports Editor

To be able to play any instrument, so I would not have to practice.

JESSICA WINKLER A photographic memory because then I would never fail a test.

Clayton Couch

Features Editor Jordan Turner Opinions Editor Audrey Badgerow Story Ideas Editor

Sierra Terry

Ads Manager Chris Teeter Media Manager

JORDAN TURNER

Johanna Holmberg

Jessica Winkler

Cartoonist Elizabeth Marszalek Publicist Renee Haskell Writers Jordan Wilson Christina Felix Jaeden Miller Bianca Stewart Blake Lemon Cesar Rutiaga Alana Rogers Lauren Kroh Tommy Hicks Emma Weeseldine Michael Kraxberger Daltyn Schafer Photographers Megan Cureless David Perkins Chana Ostrander Makayla Holmberg Nora Carrell Abbie Thurman Shelby Friedrichsmeyer

MAKAYLA HOLMBERG To talk to animals because they are cute and I could find out if they want to eat me or not.

Designers

Tyler Williams Mike Smith

Izzy Demarco Adviser Marc Russell

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am going to be honest. I have tried to write this letter for the better part of a month now, but I continue to get distracted by the daunting tasks of adulthood that is approaching me far too quickly. My half birthday recently passed; thinking about the fact that in less than six months I will become a legal adult is exciting, but I cannot help but think about all the responsibilities that I will soon be faced with. In the next six months I need to find a cell phone plan that is not too expensive yet has everything I need, I need to figure out my transportation situation because my parents own my car, and scariest of all I have to apply for student loans. In this issue readers will discover the joys of turning 18, such as being able to get a tattoo, but they will also read about the troubles that come with choosing a career path their parents do not fully support. To my knowledge, both my parents seem content with my career path; I plan to get a degree in journalism and then go on to law school to become a press lawyer. Although, just because my parents support my career and education choices in their heads and in their hearts, does not mean they are support them financially. It is quite unlikely that I will recive any government funding to subsidize the cost of my college education, so student loans are really my only option. That terrifies me. At 18 years old I have to commit to something that I will be paying off likely until the day I die. The average life expectency for a female in the United States is 79 years, which means I am less than a quarter way done with my life and I am going to have to spend the next three-quarters paying off all my student debt. This is a reality for eighty-eight percent of college attendees born between 1892 and 2000. I would say that I am a pretty average student, but even validictorians have student loan debt. Eighteen is too young to decide how I am going to spend my money when I am 50, but I guess there is not really that big of a descion to make: either I commit to spending my money on loan payments or I will not have any money to spend.

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f O e l s b t a n e T t n o C LOUD CROWD LEADERS TELL WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT

WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THE NEW ADDITION TO CAMPUS

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COULD RENTING A BLURAY BE BETTER THAN STREAMING?

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THINKING OF GETTING A TATTOO? THIS STORY MAY CAUSE SECOND THOUGHTS

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On The Cover

GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOMS: HARMFUL OR HELPFUL?

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ADVICE FOR STUDENTS WHO STRUGGLE TO FIT WORKING OUT INTO THEIR BUSY LIVES

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP SHARES THEIR GOALS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR

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Cover by: Madeline Antey Written by: Madeline Antey Photographed by: Madeline Antey & Johanna Holmberg Designed by: Madeline Antey


PARENT TEACHER STUDENT

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CALENDAR of events

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SENIOR PICTURE DAY: All LSHS SENIORS WILL HAVE THEIR PICTURES TAKEN DURING THEIR ENGLISH CLASS. DO NOT FORGET TO DRESS UP IN YOUR SENIOR BEST AS THESE PICTURES WILL BE FEATURED IN THE YEARBOOK AS WELL AS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.

CONFRENCES: PARENTS AND STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO SCHEDUAL AND ATTEND PARENT TEACHER STUDENT CONFERENCES. THESE CONFERENCES WILL PROVIDE INSIGHT ON A STUDENT’S PROGRESS AND SUCCESS IN A CLASS. CONFERENCES CAN BE SCHEDUALED FOR INDIVIDUAL CLASSES OR A STUDENT’S FULL SCHEDUAL.

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GARAGE SALE: STUDENT SENATE WILL HOST THEIR ANNUAL GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER. TO BENEFIT THE SPECIAL OLIMPICS. ITEMS DONATED TO STUDENT SENATE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR A DONATION TO THE SPECIAL OLIMPICS. COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN ALSO RENT A BOOTH TO SELL THEIR ITEMS FOR THEIR OWN PROFIT. THIS WILL TAKE PLACE BY THE TIGER HEAD FROM 8-2.

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OUT FOOTBALL GAME: IN ORDER TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR BREST CANCER AND RESEARCH, THE FOOTBALL TEAM WILL BE HOSTING A PINK OUT GAME. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR THEIR PINK OUT SHIRTS TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE AFFECTED BE BREAST CANCER.


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PSAT: JUNIORS AND SOPHOMORES WHO HAVE SIGNED UP WITH

MRS. GYTON IN THE COUNSELING CENTER AND PAID THE $16 FEE WILL TAKE THE PSAT. JUNIORS WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLAR COMPETITION AND SOPHOMORES TAKE IT FOR PRACTICE

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RACE FOR THE FUTURE: THE LEE’S SUMMIT EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION WILL HOST THE 21ST ANNUAL RACE FOR THE FUTURE 5K. THIS IS A DISTRICT WIDE EVENT THAT WILL TAKE PLACE AT LEE’S SUMMIT WEST AT 8AM. REGISTRATION COSTS $35. PARTICIPANTS WILL RECIEVE A LONG SLEEVED T SHIRT AND A COMPLIMENTIRY BREAKFAST AFTER THE RACE.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: THE VARSITY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE WILL BE HELD AT LAKE JACOMO. THEIR OPPONENTS AND THE TIME OF THE MEET HAVE YET TP BE ANNOUNCED.

GIRLS GOLF: THE GIRLS GOLF TEAM WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE MSHSAA VARSITY SECTIONALS VS PARK HILL SOUTH AT PARADISE POINT GOLF COURSE AT 8:30AM.

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SENIOR ADS: SENIOR

AD ORDERS FOR THE REFLECTOR YEARBOOK ARE DUE TO KARLA THOMPSON AND THE YEARBOOK STAFF IN ROOM A229 BY 3PM. MAKE SURE TO NOT INCLUDE MONEY FOR THE YEARBOOK ORDER IN THE PAYMENT FOR THE AD. YEARBOOKS CAN BE PUCHASED THROUGH THE LSHS HOMEPAGE. PLEASE REFER TO THE LSHS HOMEPAGE FOR SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS

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FALL TESTING DAY: JUNIORS WILL TAKE THE ACT WHILE OTHERS TAKE THE VARIOUS TESTS ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR GRADE LEVEL. LOCATIONS FOR TESTING INCLUDE THE FIELD HOUSE, LECTURE HALL, B GYM AND A GYM. TESTING WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 AND STOP AT NOON.

SENIOR MEETING: WHILE UNDERCLASSMEN PARTICIPATE IN FALL TESTING DAY, SENIORS WILL LISTEN TO A PRESENTATION FROM JOSTENS AND WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER CAPS AND GOWNS AS WELL AS CLASS OF 2018 APPERALL.


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A New Addition Outdoor eating and learning area added to campus.

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he ground is dug up and new concrete is poured in its place. Poles are put in and a roof goes on top of it all. November will begin the construction of our new outdoor classroom.   “We have wanted to have an outdoor space for years, but it’s just expensive. We had a person who wanted to donate some funds to the school, his name is Jack Campbell, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to build an outdoor classroom and activity space,” principal John Faulkenberry said.   Jack Campbell is a graduate of the school and wanted

to donate funds to the school just like his father Bernard Campbell donated the funds for the performing arts center.   In addition to a classroom space, seniors may also have an outdoor eating space.   “I hope we can also make it so during fifth hour, at least seniors, can be able to eat outside when the weather is suitable,” Faulkenberry said.   Any teacher can sign up to use the classroom.   “My idea would be that teachers that have an activity planned that would lend itself to be an outside activity just as much as inside, would sign up for it,” Faulkenberry

said.   It may also be a performance space.   “We might even be able to have some small concerts down there by some of our smaller performing music groups,” Faulkenberry said.   The classroom would also have uses for after school.   “I would like for different teams or clubs to be able to have small events down there, like a tailgate before a game, a banquet to wrap up a season or a year,” Faulkenberry said. The classroom will be outside of B building.   “If you go out the doors down by Hays’ room, and to the right, there is a flat area and they are going to

rework the ground out there and it will go right in there,” Faulkenberry said.   Hays is excited about the classroom as well.   “I am very excited about the new outdoor classroom. To my knowledge they are supposed to start working on it this fall,” art teacher Angela Hays said. She can not wait to use it.   “I definitely plan on using it, especially with it being so close to my classroom. I can’t wait to take my students outside,” Hays said. She has plans for her classes as well as after school clubs.   “I want to take the whole class outside to draw

the buildings from there, also I want to have art club meetings out there. My ceramics students can go out there when it’s a nice day, that way our projects can dry as we work on them,” Hays said.   The classroom creates a different atmosphere for students.   “It opens up more options and is another classroom atmosphere for students and another positive way to build relationships with students in a new setting,” Hays said.   When the roof is placed on top and the outdoor tables are put in place it will be complete and officially added as a new part of our school. Written by:Christina Felix Photographed by: Abbie Thurman Cartoon by: Elizabeth Marszaleck Designed by: Makenzie Kraxberger


FEATURES

DON’T PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD NUTRITION SERVICES WORKER SHARES INSIGHTS

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very day the Nutrition staff goes to work to make students happy, yet in return they get complaints and unhappy students.   “The new regulations kinds hurt us a little bit,” The assistant director of the nutrition department, Lori Daniella said.   The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act started after 2010 by the previous First Lady, Michelle Obama. The act is about making cafeterias having healthier choices for students, but some students do not enjoy it very much.   “People don’t realize what a puzzle we put together,” Daniella said.   The act did not just affect students, but it affected everyone. The advisors in the nutrition center

actually have to do a lot to make students happy. The whole system is difficult to put together. School cafeteria guidelines, SmartSnack, says, that they have to find the right foods, and add up all the nutrition value. If it does not fit the categories needs, then the staff has to do it all over again.   “It seems like our department always got the wrap for the bad food,” Daniella said. Kids are complaining about the food more than ever. They say it is not what it used to be, or the quality is not as great anymore. Students have to consider that it is not our department’S fault. Our department is just following the rules.   The nutrition staff puts out seven hundred different types of food per day. Students do not

appreciate what they have. People from all around the world may not get the opportunity to have lunch.

Written by: Bianca Stewart Photographed by: Cheyanne Kennedy Designed by: Elizabeth Marszalek

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New Teachers Anja Canow One of the newest additions to the tiger tribe is thrilled to be able to share her story with her students this year. “I grew up in Germany. I lived there for 30 years,” Canow said. Canow is ready to share her knowledge and passion for German language and culture with her new students.

“I love all of the school spirit here,” Canow said. Canow has been amazed by the school, and even prefers it to the schooling system in Germany. “I love horseback riding and traveling,” Canow said. This new German teacher is a must meet. She has several interesting hobbies that draw in students.

The Tiger Tribe welcomes new teachers to school this fall

Davis McElroy Basketball, like life, is full of missed shots. However, the newest addition to the ISS room got nothing but net when he scored this position. “I like to compete,” McElroy said. Being an avid basketball fan, McElroy is excited to cheer for the tigers this

year. “I am an active person, I really enjoy passing my time with physical activities,”McElroy said. Ready to exercise physically this new addition to the tiger team is also excited to exercise his mind this year.

SAICDAY MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE NATION’S MOST INFLUENTIAL ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL.

LUKE PELLETIER, Parasites in Paradise, Screenprint

Learn more about our unique interdisciplinary curriculum and bring your portfolio to receive feedback on your work.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 12:00–3:00 p.m.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art 4420 Warwick Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64111 (Please arrive 15 minutes early for check-in.)

Registration is required for this event.

RSVP at saic.edu/ugevents

ADMISSIONS 800.232.7242

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NETFLIX VS RENTAL Written by: Tommy Hicks Cartoon and Design by: Elizabeth Marszalek

FEATURES

HAVE MOVIE STREAMING WEBSITES TAKEN OVER ?

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hey walk into the video store with their eyes opened wide. Gazing upon the shelves that hold the latest movies in the industry along with some old ones. Wandering for 30 minutes deciding which film will make its way home with them for their viewing. However, that experience has changed to simply pointing and clicking.   ” I would prefer a video store simply for the interaction and new releases,” broadcasting teacher Elaine McDonald said. When one is in a video store, there are human interactions such as saying hello, talking to the cashier, saying excuse me to other customers. Not to mention the new releases that seem to show up immediately at the video store as if the movie just left the theaters to the store.   There has been a decline in video store sales over the years, some speculate this sudden drop is due to streaming companies such as Netflix or Hulu. Family Video has even collaborated with Marcos Pizza to add a better deal.   “Yeah, I’d say so, video stores have been disappearing left and right. Netflix is just getting so big and everyone has it,” IB student John Abernathey said. With decline in popularity with video stores, some have noticed they are vanishing. “Without a doubt, Blockbusters have been vanishing,” McDonald said. However that is not the case. Blockbuster failed due to a disastrous CEO change and boardroom infighting.   “I’d say video stores will last maybe 10 more years at the least ,” Abernathey said.   If video stores want to survive and thrive, they will need to have more than just money in mind. Next movie night, treat the family to a good visit to the local video store. It is sure to be more exciting than simply pointing and clicking

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A FASHION COLUMN BY FEATURES EDITOR JORDAN TURNER

Knotted Headbands I find that these headbands are easy to slip on when I am in a hurry and do not have time to do my hair. They also add a vintage look to my outfit for the day.

Denim Skirt The denim skirt was originally popular in the 2000’s, but has recently made a comeback. Unlike the 2000’s they are now also highwaisted and can be dressed both up and down. I also like to add a pair of tights when it is cooler outside.

Cropped Sweater These are a handy item to have in a closet, because they can both be styled up for a more dressy look, with a skirt and heels, or it can be styled down for a casual look with jeans and a pair of sneakers.

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Short Sleeve Button Up’s I have seen many guys wearing this item. I find this to be a practical piece, because it can be worn all year around. With short sleeves it still works for the summer and spring, but in fall and winter layers can be added to keep warm.

Watches Watches in 2017 are very diverse and the trend ranges from the size of the watch to the exterior design. Black and bronze are popular colors, along with visible mechanics. The most popular sizes are between small and medium as far as the width goes.

Chinos Chinos are made of a cotton-blend material. They are less formal than dress pants, however they are also more dressy than casual wear.

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(Above) Kick Off: Loud Crowd leader Aubrey Wright helps lead chants and get the fans excited for the game. “When the football players are doing the kickoff we raise our hands and scream. We get the crowd and players excited,” Wright said.

(Top Left) Scream ‘n Shout: Senior Lindsey Allin helps lead Loud Crowd cheer on the football team. “We were cheering on the tigers as they got a first down,” Allin said. The tigers won 27-21 against Rock Bridge High.

he looks out at the field and sees Hyped Up: Senior Taylor Sallis cheers on the players waving their arms, the tigers, along side loud crowd, as they she knows this means get louder. take the win against Rock Bridge High When senior Lindsey Allin sees this, she School. “I was screaming with the rest of automatically starts to lead the chants. loud crowd to hype up our football team Many athletes at LSHS love knowing since it was close to being over and were they have the support of Loud Crowd, so close to winning the game.” which gives them an abundance of confidence. supportive they were, ever since then I   “When we see players waving their have wanted to have that kind of impact on arms and signaling our school and athletes,” Allin said. for Loud Crowd   Many players say Loud Crowd is to get louder, it not a distraction, they actually changes the hype up the players and dynamic of coaches, knowing they Loud Crowd transforms the game have support and and people that want them the Atmosphere of pumps to win. sporting events into everyone   “Loud Crowd is up,” Allin always classy and something fun for the said. respectable, and I whole community.  Most think we do a great Loud job of maintaining this Crowd reputation,” Allin said leaders such   When Loud Crowd cheers as Parker Dunlap they always say positive things and Lindsey Allin have in the chants to support our teams. wanted to be a part of Loud Crowd   “Loud Crowd is nowhere near since they were freshmen. disrespectful, from the majority of the   “I have wanted to be a part of Loud coaches I’ve talked to, they claim Loud Crowd since I was a freshman, I saw Crowd is very encouraging and for sure how decked out and how crazy and hypes up the players and the other fans for

that matter,” senior Parker Dunlap said. Members of Loud Crowd say that everyone in it are always fun, dressed crazy, and very helpful.   It also makes the games so much more fun when you're standing on the field and you look up and see the whole LSHS student section cheering for you,” senior Keenan Johnson said.   “When we see Loud Crowd in the stands, it really hypes us up and makes us ready to play. When we hear Loud Crowd cheering, it doesn't distract us at all, it encourages us. I wouldn't change one thing about Loud Crowd,” sophomore Landen Willis said.   Loud crowd gives athletes the confidence and support they need to do their best on the field.

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HEY, ZOIE

FEATURES Written by Tyler Williams Photos by Tyler Williams Designed by Sierra Terry

Junior Zoie Lee becomes the first student choreographer of the school musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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“One of the biggest choreographing is s the eager challenges I’ve faced vital. I like to lead audience shuffles so far is scheduling. by example when into their seats, Just within the show I keeping them focused dozens of students am responsible for the and on task; as long warm up their choreography, make as I stay focused and voices, get into their up design, and I’m professional, usually costumes, and recite also in the cast. Even the cast will follow. a few ‘red leather, when I’m not on stage, “I think I’m most yellow leathers’. The I’ll be signing with excited about the lights dim and the Sounds of Summit as music that is in this velvet curtain lifts a choir member. On show. When I first to reveal a dazzling top of that, I have to started choreography, performance that keep up with my dance I could not wait to tells an enchanting schedule and school share it with everyone story through song work. At the because the music is and dance. Though end just so fantastic. The their carefree twists music is so beautiful and turns seem and passionate. The almost effortless, ballads are gorgeous, it comes at no “The music is so beautiful and the uptempo surprise that songs are so fun and passionate. these kids The ballads are gorgeous, to sing and dance have been to. I had so much working hard and the uptempo songs fun working on to nail these are so fun to sing and this show because routines for I loved the music so dance to. “ months, and much, and I couldn’t one student stands wait to get back to it so at the helm of this of I could make it better musical’s amazing the day, and better. This is choreography. it’s all been worth going to be a show that “I think Mr. Hensley it though, because I everyone needs to see. has chosen for enjoy every minute “I’ve always wanted me to become the of what I do and I to choreograph first student to wouldn’t have it any something this big choreograph a musical other way. and I’m so grateful here because he sees “The whole cast has to be given the me as a diligent and already created a tight opportunity. I have hard worker. I’ve been bond even though loved every minute dancing for fourteen rehearsals have of choreographing years now, so given my just started. I would this show and I would experience I feel that consider them some be thrilled if I get he was comfortable of my best friends the chance to do it easing into this new for sure. That being again. I can definitely thing that has never said, maintaining see myself as a been done before. I a professional choreographer in the take a lot of pride in relationship with future: only time can what I do, and I think them when I’m tell.” he sees that in me.


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Kyrgyzstan

Foreign exchange students settle in.

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he wakes up in the morning ready to leave her country, the only place she has ever lived. Her bags are packed as she gets ready to say goodbye to the beautiful mountains and hello to Lee’s Summit. “I’m from Kyrgyzstan it is in Central Asia, close to China,” foreign exchange student Ekaterina Barysheva said. Her country is a popular tourist spot because of the beautiful scenery and history. “My country is one of the most popular countries in Asia for tourism because of mountains, historical places, and our lake is so big. In all the pictures our lake looks like it’s not real

because the water is so clean and blue, it looks like someone just painted it,” Barysheva said. Although there are no mountains here, Lee’s Summit is still similar to the place she calls home. “The town where I am from is a lot like Lee’s Summit, but houses, are a lot taller and we usually have apartments, not our own houses,” Barysheva said. The town may be similar, but school is different. “Here it’s so big and there are so many possibilities like sports or clubs. I couldn’t have theatre club or ceramics back home, and here I can try

it and I really love it. Also, the school day here is longer. In Kyrgyzstan we have 6 hours a day, but 6 days a week because we have 16 subjects. There we have breaks in summer, fall, winter, and spring,” Barysheva said. School here opens up a lot of opportunities she would not have back in Kyrgyzstan. “A lot of the things here are fun for me. I participate in steppers, it’s really fun and one thing I wouldn’t be able to try in Kyrgyzstan because we don’t

have something like it. I am a part of the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, it is really fun,” Barysheva said. “Barysheva is grateful for the opportunity to come here. “She is definitely super glad that she was chosen because not a whole lot of people get the opportunity. Barysheva is now a part of the Cusimano family. “She’s like a second

sister to me. I’m the youngest, so she’s like my little sister, I bring her to school everyday and pick her up from after school activities,” senior Gina Cusimano said. While she may have said goodbye to Kyrgyzstan for a while, she said hello to new memories and experiences here.

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rom the moment students walk in on freshman transition day teachers, older students and staff buzz in telling them to get involved in student life somehow. Wheather it be a spor, club, or unique class, these ## students heeded that advice early on and have worked their way up to student leadership positions.

MACKENZIE GETTLE Student Senate President

GOAL: I want to leave a lasting legacy at LSHS. That means do some new things that will hopefully become traditions here as well as going above and beyond on all the traditions we already participate in

STUDENT LEADERS STRIVE TO LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY

ANDREW MITCHELL

National Honors Society President GOAL: The goal of NHS this year is to help the youth in our cominity and beyond it. We’ve already worked to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundatuon which funds research for childhood cancer. . We hope to do even more before the year is over.

AMY TIPPIN Head Drumline Major

GOAL: My goal for the season is to just get as much done as we can and to perfect everything we can. It is honestly not about winning all of our competitions because there will always be other schools out there that practice more, but all that I care about is that we work as hard as we can and have a performance we can all be proud of.


TBTV8 News Director

JACLYN BERRY

GOAL:This year my goal for tiger broadcast is for our “excellent” show to place in our national competition that we compete in every year. Last year, we lost a lot of seniors whom did a lot for our program, but this year we have a lot of fresh people who I feel are a great addition to our advanced team and will be able to pick up right where they left off.

ASHLYN & BIBIANA

Co-Editors of the Reflector GOAL: Our goal is to keep it fun. We want to build a chemistry as a staff and let that reflect into our yearbook. We want everyone to remember all the fun things they did this year.

JOHANNA HOLMBERG Tiger Act President

GOAL: My goal is to live project positive’s motto which is have a heart, lend a hand, stand out and make a difference.

MAKAYLA HOLMBERG

Project Positive President

GOAL: This year we wanted to stress building relationships with the theatre troops from our sister schools. Our leadership teams have already gotten a lot closer with theirs and I think it will strenghthen our program overall.

JOSH ENGLE

Sounds of Summit Section Leader GOAL: A goal I have every year with each new choir, including this one, is for everyone to find their individual strengths that make them unique. As a section leader its part of my job to help my friends work on the areas they might need more help with.


SARAH GAUGER

TJ KENNEDY Varsity Football Team Captain

Athletic Trainer

GOAL: Our goal as a team is to become a family, and more specifically for our seniors, to leave a positive legacy on the younger guys and show them what Tiger Football is all about.

TAYLOR STOUT

Varsity Volleyball Team Captain GOAL: My goal for this season is to have a great time with my teammates and coach and have a winning season with a repeat as districts champions.

GOAL: My goal is to learn more about my career path through working with the student athletes as well as helping them stay uninjured throughout the season.

ANISSA SHELBY

Golden Gaurd Captain GOAL: My goal is to spread the word about the Golden Guard as we continue to rise in numbers. Also, it would be really cool to win MCCGA Championships two years in a row.

AMANDA EVANS

Varsity Cheer Captain

GOAL: Our team goal for every year is to be the best that we can be. Now, our overall main goal this year is to take first place at state this month.


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OPINIONS

What We Think New California law restricts schools from starting early.

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hen Lee’s Summit students are drowsily indulging in their morning doses of coffee at 7:35, right across the state, students in the St. Louis area are slightly more eager to get on with their day after a good night’s rest. The California State Senate voted on a bill to require middle and high schools to start their days no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Surprisingly enough, it passed 2513.   According to the Journal of Sleep Medicine, start times 8:30 a.m. or later promote peak readiness, reduced absences and tardies, increased engagement, and fewer deaths. “Increased motor vehicle accident risk is particularly concerning because young, novice drivers have a higher crash risk when sleep deprived, and motor vehicle crashes account for 35% of all deaths and 73% of deaths from unintentional injury in teenagers,” the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine said.   California is not the only state to get on board with this new way of going about things. Some of the top schools in the state have changed their ways for the benefit of the students.   It is apparent that new superintendent Dr. Dennis Carpenter has big dreams for his new district, and changing these times might just be the answer for attaining these.   “The board’s three priorities are increasing the learning and achievement of every child, ensure equitable access to 21st century learning environments, and strengthen public trust in the districts governance leadership team,” Carpenter said.   While this could benefit both the students and the district’s image, it unfortunately does not appear to be a

very realistic goal at the moment.   “If high schools were to begin at 8:30 a.m., their end time would move to approximately 3:30 p.m. In order to use our resources efficiently, we double and triple route our school buses so the same bus can serve high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. Another consideration is the scheduling of afterschool activities for our high school and middle school students,” Carpenter said.   One question that is still wandering into many minds is “how are we really saving all of this money by starting only five minutes earlier”?   “The district is able to double and triple route buses, meaning each bus can be used for multiple routes instead of needing multiple buses,” Carpenter said.   However, according to studies done by the RAND corporation, starting later could have a much larger effect on the districts’ income. $83 billion dollars larger.   Maybe Lee’s Summit students could be just as eager as Clayton and Lafayette students down the road.

34/36 Hi.Life staff members agree

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Parking Rules: Explained.

he easiness of pulling right out of the parking space not look closely or pull out cautiously. is a simple and quick thing to do at the end of a long “It is our goal to keep students safe as they arrive to school day.   “There is one change for this school school, while they are at school, and when they leave year and it is to not back into or pull through parking school,” Oyler said. spots,” assistant principal James Oyler said. It is also faster to leave, when a student is pulled in The administration is always striving to provide the forwardly and does not have to reserve the car and back safest school environment before, during, and after up. school. “It may take students longer to get off campus after “One part of keeping students safe is to know what school,” Oyler said. vehicles are on campus, which is why a parking permit is Lee’s Summit West and Lee’s Summit North do not have required to park on campus,” Oyler said. any restrictions against students backing a car into a The campus supervisors are committed to identifying space. what vehicles belong on campus and how to “I am not sure of the exact rules at the other enforce parking lot rules and regulations. high schools, but there are parking lot rules “The consequences for violation of and regulations that are developed by parking rules vary with the infraction, each high school that they must follow “It is our goal to keep but students who park without a permit and enforce,” Oyler said. receive two warnings and then a $20 students safe as they arrive The new recommendation is ticket,” Oyler said. supposed to make students to drive to school, while they are Tickets can be issued daily until the at slower speeds in the parking lots. permit is purchased from the main at school, and when they “The traffic flow after school is office. going very smoothly, and so far there leave school,” “Students who drive recklessly on have not been any accidents,” Oyler campus can have a detention, ISS, and/ said. or the permit revoked, and parking in an Students do not agree with this new unauthorized spot, for example, parking in staff recommendation because it is different than parking or parking outside the lines, is an automatic the past. $20 ticket and can be issued daily,” Oyler said. “I believe it is a change and most people are not It is their goal to do daily parking lot checks to ensure comfortable with changes,” Oyler said. the safety of all people on campus. Students are supposed to pull into their parking spaces “Last year there were a few accidents that occurred forward, to make the parking lot safer and make it easier when a student pulled out of a parking lot,” Oyler said. for administrators to check parking passes. Students who The speed at which a student can pull out of a violate rules can get their parking pass taken away or parking spot is greater than backing out of a spot, but even a fine. they are able to see exactly where they are going. This new rule is a safety issue for the school, but does Written by: Sam Schierholz not make anything safer. “The warnings issued this year have been for parking Photographed by: Chana Ostrander without a permit and tickets have been issued for Designed by: Izzy DeMarco parking in an unauthorized area,” Oyler said. The accidents last year were caused by students who pulled through and backed into parking spots, then did


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Ready for a Tattoo?

Teachers and students tell about their own experiences

BRANCH OUT: Art teacher, Melissa Woody, has a tree on the top of her left foot to remind her of who she is. “The tree is the tree of the life. The feathers is my spirit. The leaves; everything I come in contact with. The birds represent my children, and one of them is a child that I lose, It represents everything that I am. Past, present and Future,” Woody said.

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attoos can be seen as an expression of oneself, but that doesn’t stop these expressions from costing someone their chances of getting a job. In 2012, Amii Parr was being interviewed for a job as a waitress. She almost had the job, but when she was told that the uniform was shortsleeved, she claimed that she had several tattoos on her arms. Without another word, the manager hung up. She never heard from them again.   While tattoos have been a burden for people, they are also just forms of expression. For high school students, this is important. A majority of high school students love the thought of having a tattoo and are rushing to get their bodies inked. Of course, there are

laws that prevent the students from getting tattoos anytime they want. However, there are those who wait, and those who do not.   “We don’t do a ton of minors,” tattoo artist Jimmy Kuder III said.   Jimmy works at Glory Bound Tattoo, a well-known tattoo parlor in Lee’s Summit amongst the “in crowd”.   “We won’t do any minors without identification, and we will most definitely refuse a minor if their parents are not there,” Kuder said.   An art teacher had something to say about all of this.   “I see studetns with tattos quite often, mostly upperclassmen.” Melissa Woody said.

TATTOO QUICK FACTS According to Missouri Families, “Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent present when getting a tattoo in Missouri.”

ROAR: Junior, Seth Morgan, has a big love for animals. So much so, that he got a large tattoo of a lion on his right shoulder. “I got a lion because I’ve always loved nature and animals, I just like what (lions) symbolize. Strength, wisdom and confidence.” Morgan said   This means there are plenty of students who feel like they are ready for this responsibility.   “Telling someone that they’re not mature enough makes them rebel, so as long as the parents are okay with it, and the kids are okay with it, then there’s no problem,” Woody said.   However, both of these artists agree that people commonly get tattoos that are close to their heart. Yet people deny them work over these pieces of art. If that should happen, then maybe that business should be at the bottom of their list in the trash, and they should just move onto the next place. Written By: Blake Lemon Photographed By: Shelby Friedrichsmyer Sidebar By: Jessica Winkler Designed By: Jessica Winkler

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According to tattoodo, “the most popular tattoo images are angels and hearts.

According to tattoodo, “‘Tattoo’ is one of the most misspelled words in the English language.

According to tattodo, “‘Holiday’ is the name given to the area where the color of a tattoo has faded.”


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GENDER TERMS Transgender One identifies with the opposite gender of which they were born.

Agender One does not identify with any gender.

To Pee Or Not To Pee

Gender - Fluid Can identify as male one day and female another day.

Students struggle to know which bathroom they should use.

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he thought of someone calling everyone, because this could help to profane names and the subtle promote positive outlooks on these discriminatory remarks are individuals. real problems that transgender “Public schools are heading in this students face as they are trying to direction, but I don’t know when this will use the restroom. This is what it happen,” Sabata said. feels like to be transgender The additions of and use a restroom that these bathrooms does not feel comfortable may be easier to “I think that adding implement if they or safe. Transgender transgender bathrooms are added to one bathrooms are a way of the other high to our school could be schools first. to promote equality around the school. freeing and showing of As there is not This could liberate enough space acceptance.” transgender students in the school from the embarrassment to experiment at of being forced to use the LSHS. “This would be bathroom they do not feel difficult to implement, comfortable with. but the district could try it on Public schools are becoming one of the other two high schools.” Sabata more progressive to the idea said. of transgender bathrooms. Currently the Transgender students are Transgender bathrooms affect walking to the office to get permission

to use the teachers bathrooms. This is way more of an inconvenience to these students compared to how everyone else just needs to fill out a pass and walk to the restroom. “ This would need to be evaluated on a case by case basis, also boys and girls bathrooms would still be necessary.” said Mrs. Sabata There are multiple different clubs to join if you want to support the transgender movement. “ There is the gay straight alliance club, and the LGBT club and they could join to show their desires and wants.” Sabata said. Transgender bathrooms would be a great addition to our school and provide comfort to transgender students.

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Succeeding

Without Support Has parents’ input in childrens’ career choice gone too far?

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orried. Ashamed. as much as where the Abandoned. college is, parents in some Some would cases want their children think these are unfamiliar to stay close to home. words to a teenager going   “You know you can’t to a good college but they change somebody’s mind,” are not. Sabata said.   “Sometimes parents   Regardless of the fact might know you a little that their mind cannot be better than you think,” changed, students should counselor Sally Sabata hear their parents out. said. “Hear your   When it comes to support in families all around the world, sometimes their “You always want your support is cluttered parents’ support in the with their ideas for student futures and decisions that you make,” some of the time those ideas can be quite different from what kids actually want. Whether it is where they want to go, or what they parents, hear their side on want to do. Kids always what they’re saying and have a determination why they may be saying that cannot always be that,” Sabata said. contained.   Nonetheless students   “You always want your should attempt to reason parents’ support in the with parents and try to decisions that you make,” help them understand. Sabata said.   “So, open  Although it is not communication, always the career choice logical non-emotional

communication with parents,” Sabata said. In some cases even counseling can help.   “Doing some counseling with your parents, to try and get your voice being heard,” Sabata said.   Talking to parents is like opening a window and letting the breeze of fresh air in. It becomes an easy process if students face the facts that what they are wanting to do can be different from their parents’ vision for them.   “Ultimately if they are not willing to foot the bill for college or support you on your career choice then you kind of have to listen to what their saying,” Sabata said.   Overall students are still their parents’ kids and maybe their reasoning is better than the student’s. It is possible that kids are not always smarter than their parents.   “Parents ultimately, whether they go about it the right way or not, they love their children and just want

crunching the numbers

72.2% of parents want their child to be based on the current job market.

54% of students wish they had more time to decide upon a career. 8.1% of parents think they should have a large influence on their child’s career choices. the best for them,” Sabata said.     Yes, parents really do care and honestly always want the best for their children but sometimes they might be wanting what is best for them and not their children. Photographed by: Nora Carrell Written by: Emma Wesseldine Designed by: Audrey Badgerow


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thoughts An editorial column by opinions editor Audrey Badgerow

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s far as I can remember, I have always been afraid of never amounting to anything. In school, when we discussed our aspirations for the future, when all the other little kids said that they wanted to be firefighters, hairstylists, police officers, and nurses I fondly remember wanting to do something more than that. I just wanted to be a doctor.   After starting grade school, I soon had that lightbulb moment that I was not remotely interested in anything pertaining to science. So then, I decided that I wanted to be a lawyer. But I was not prepared to soon come to the realization that that was a very maledominated profession. I wanted to help change that.   Still, in this day and age, when “feminism is not necessary anymore”, only 36 percent of attorneys are female and even worse, in Missouri, only 32 percent of doctors are women.

So, if feminism should be over and done with, why are all women not guaranteed an education? Why are we paid seventy-nine cents on the dollar? Why is the government so maledominated? Why are women constantly being seen as objects? The list just goes on and on.   But I will not bore you, because if it does not apply to you, it does not matter, right?   I keep hearing the same retorts to the remarks of inequality, and I am just not impressed. Whenever I hear a conversation about the topic, I feel compelled to fling my unwanted opinions at them. And all I get back is a cleverly articulated speech about how men and women are already equal or why men are not equal either.   After one of these encounters, I ponder why I am always so quick to judge and why I have such a strong stance on what I do.   Then I realized-- just

because someone does not know about something, it does not mean that they are a vile and disgusting person. It just means that they do not know. Everyone has different pasts and experiences, so they may view something differently than I do, and I just have to accept that and help them understand.   So, why do I have a such strong stance on the topic at hand? Am I just blindly passionate or do I really know what I am talking about?   The answer is yes and no. I do know that the formal definition is,” the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes,” and I do know what this word stands for what it should not.   Over time, some have tried to alter feminism into something it is not. It has for some become polarized into surpassing men, not what it should be, which is gaining equality.   We need feminism to close that gap. We need feminism for representation. We need

feminism so that all women can go to school. We need feminism so that all little girls know that they can be doctors and lawyers too. We need feminism because this is our world too.


SPORTS

Clayton’s Quarter

A sports column by sports editor Clayton Couch

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ootball is like life - it requires perseverance, self denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority,” Vince Lombardi said. I have been blessed to be apart of the tiger football program for three years. Granted all of the years have been different, but my love for my team and the game has been constant throughout the years. The end goal of every football team is to win games, but sometimes that just is not the case. My freshman year of high school was an example of that. We finished 2-6. The question that we had to ask ourselves was what did we do wrong? The answer was obvious. We did not want it as much as the other teams did. Since that season was over I had to work harder to get stronger, faster, and mentally prepared for the game. The offseason was going great until April 2015. That was the day I broke my leg in half while playing backyard football. When it happened all I could think about was how long until I could play again. As much as I hated that injury; it taught me a valuable lesson in perseverance. I had to overcome a lot to play again my sophomore year, which gave me confidence in myself and my team. Sophomore year was different. I played junior varsity and we significantly improved. We actually won 5 plus games that year and we started to grow as a family. The seniors created the slogan for the team that year and it was “family” and we started to become one. Although we had already started to become a family I think it was the tragedy of Coach Wilkerson’s sudden death that brought us together. I still remember that day vividly, I remember crying with my

teammates as we hugged one and other, and I remember how close we were after that day. The togetherness that we formed after Coach’s passing is something that can never be broken. We played for him for the rest of the year, and it showed when we ended up with all three teams having a winning record. Sophomore year taught me a lot about loyalty, family, and perseverance. I have carried these lessons into my junior year. Although we have had a rough start, I still believe we can be one of the best teams in the state. The important thing is that no one loses faith in this team. I am here to say that we need fan support. We play for the fans and the amazing loud crowd. I understand that Written by: Clayton Couch we have not been the best this year, but that is no excuse to write us off yet. We have Photographed by: Mike Smith persevered through a lot, so believe me Designed by: Madeline Antey when I say tiger football is going to bounce back.

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MAKING TIME FOR EXERCISE

Written By: Megan Curless Playlist Sidebar By: Lauren Kroh Photographed By: David Perkins Designed By: Jessica Winkler

Finding time for exercise made easy when combined with everyday tasks

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itness is important, but making time for exercise can be tough. However, finding time to exercise is as easy as watching television.   “Carving out even 30 minutes in the morning gets me going,” active teacher Nate Smith said. With so much going on in our hectic schedules finding time to exercise is a way to clear the mind and provides something to look forward to each day.   “If you pick an activity you don’t like, or don’t find fun, you’re not going to want to exercise,” Smith said.   If people are forced to exercise, they are going to want to do something that they enjoy, it might inspire them to exercise more often. Doing something they loathe can be discouraging.   “Doing entertaining and relaxing things that you might not realize is exercise can be fun for everyone,” Smith said.   People are exhilarated by physical events that are disguised as extracurricular, such as exploring the zoo, going bowling, shopping at the mall, and even hiking from class to class. Even though it might be hard to find time for exercise, people benefit from pushing themselves to burn off those extra calories.   “Expending more calories than you consume is the key to weight loss,” trainer Angela Oswald said.   Being active can be time consuming, however finding to work it into daily events it can be manageable. Some people exercise because they want to, not because they see work, they see it as an enjoyable pastime.

EXERCISE READINESS

Outlift is a preworkout drink that can help provide a little extra energy. It is recommended to drink Outlift 20-30 mintutes before working out.

WORKOUT PLAYLIST • Happy by Pharrell Williams • Believer by Imagine Dragons • Wild Ones by Kip Moore • Nowhere Town by Billy Currington • Demons by Imagine Dragons • Some Nights by fun. • Should I Stay or Should I Go by Anti-Flag • Congratulations by Post Malone • Bounce Back by Big Sean • You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi • Sweet Child O’mine by Guns N’ Roses

Rule 1 is another protein powder to take before a workout to help prevent muscle breakdown.

Matrix is a protein powder for after a workout to help eliminate weakness after a workout.


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eing a student-athlete is hard enough, but going above and beyond to get noticed by fans, peers, and coaches proves to be a monumental task for some athletes. To be a starting athlete players must go beyond practice to be great. They must focus on the little things. “Winning isn’t everything--but wanting to win is,” Vince Lombardi Jr. said.   There are many ways to be noticed in sports but here are just a few of them, Go beyond practice, focus on the little things, compete everyday and always want to get better. Coaches are there to make

TOP LEFT:Cheer up Freshman Grace Eason cheered on the varsity football boys for their first win of the season. “I was really proud of the team and I felt really good after the game.” Eason said. BOTTOM: Kick It Sophomore Jacob Mrachek makes a kick off for the varsity boys team. “The first couple of games we were excited and then the game we won the coach told us to calm down and just play and that’s what we did.” Mrachek said. Written by: Daltyn Shafer Photographed by: Makayla Holmberg Designed by: Elizabeth Marszalek

players great to help athletes with all of the things they need to know so ask them for help with the little things or even the big things coaches love to help. The coaches want their players to succeed and do great.   “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” Babe Ruth said.   A lot of students think that they can go into a sport and be easy but they do not know that athletes have to work want to do the sport. Do it cause friends are doing then players will not want to have it at it and athletes will not work for their starting spot unless

they are a freak athlete the player will not start if the athletes do not work for the things they want, they will not achieve anything and the athlete will not find their love for the sport if the athlete does not love what they do and strive for greatness. “The thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.” Terry Pratchett said Being a student-athlete is hard enough, but going above and beyond to get noticed demands even more from the students.


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Recap: The Season so Far

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he tigers have a strong tradition in excellence when it comes to fall sports, but each year brings new challenges, and triumphs.   Varsity soccer forward Caleb Ranney believes that tiger soccer can continue their reign of winning seasons.   “We have been working on playing as whole not as individuals, and coming together as a team, and I feel like our matches show that,” Ranney said. The record 4-2 proves that the team has truly bonded over the offseason. Leaders like Keenan Johnson and Bailey Olberg have been essential to the tiger’s success.   “Well, besides coach Dave and coach Paul I always look to Keenan Johnson, and Bailey Olberg because they will tell the team what they need to hear,” Ranney said.   Although the soccer team has been successful in years past, Coach David Wiebanga has made some changes to their preparation.   “This season coach has changed practice a lot. I feel like we are the fittest team in the conference. I have noticed when teams are slowing we are getting our second wind,” Ranney said.   This season has been a season of change for the Ranney and the tigers, but it has proven to be key to their success.   “Last year was more cone drills and positioning drills, it was very technical, but this year we have focused on growing our teamwork,” Ranney said.

  The tigers had 8 sophomore starters last season that have grown into their respective positions.   “I feel like this year we have a lot more experience and we just all know how to play varsity soccer at a high level now,” Ranney said.   Tiger volleyball has been rejuvenated by amazing team play. Senior Taylor Stout has been at the helm of the team’s success.   “The team has really come together better than last year, and we have more leadership on the team,” Stout said.

“I think we can accomplish whatever we set our mind to,” Cureless said.

  Despite changing head coaches over the offseason the tigers have not lost their stride to greatness. Stout believes that coach Lori Hanaway has a similar coaching style as years past.   “Coach Carver and coach Hanaway are very similar. They both expect the best out of us and always work on our fundamentals so we are prepared for anything,” Stout said.   Stout believes that the tigers

have gelled together this year, and because of that Stout has high hopes for tiger volleyball.   “I believe we can go back to districts and continue on into the state tournament,” Stout said.   Varsity center Gavin Curless also believes that his tiger football team can achieve success.   “I think we can accomplish whatever we set our mind to. All this team needs to work on is playing together… if we do that nothing will stand in our way,” Curless said.   Despite the success of other fall sports, tiger football started off on the wrong paw when they went 0-3, but they have pounced back after winning two straight games to improve their record to 2-3. Curless believes coach Eric Thomas has helped build this team into what it is today.   “I think coach Thomas has done a great job teaching us not only how to be good football players, but how to be good people as well,” Curless said.   Curless credits physical growth to all of the success the team has been apart of in recent years.   “I think the program has formed us from these little freshman kids into grown young adults who have learned many life lessons from the game of football,” Curless said.   Each team has faced their own type of challenges, but every team has been able to bounce back to continue the tradition of pride and excellence in tiger athletics. Written By: Clayton Couch Photographed By: David Perkins Designed By: Jessica Winkler


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Benefits of Sports

The athletes line up dripping with sweat and excitement, memories of past victories flooding back to them, reminding each of them why they love their sport.   When entering into a new environment, it can be difficult to find a calling. Athletic activities are a great way to get involved and get in shape. The tennis court is a wonderful way to get your blood pumping. The green acrylic court seems to keep people coming and with dedication. “I have always had a passion for tennis, I just tried to get involved,” varsity tennis player Mya Patten said. Tennis requires skill and effort and helps get the blood pumping. “The hardest part of tennis is the amount of hand eye coordination it takes,” Patten said. Tennis tryouts may be over for this year, but do not be nervous to try during next season. For the student seeking thrills and heavy hits, football might be their touchdown. Although it can also be dangerous and controversial. “My mom made me start football, she made me go to a 7th grade team tryout and I didn’t want to go, but after the tryout I really started to enjoy it,“ varsity

football player Galvin Curless said. Even after finding a passion for football, it can be extinguished by fear. Football has its ups and its downs, but perserverence is required to make the team.   “I just love the atmosphere, winning definitely pushes me, but I just like supporting my school,” Curless said. Football may get a bad rap, but some moments are unforgettable.   “The best moment in football is definitely after we win going through the tunnel of fans, then celebrate,” Curless said.   It is different for many, but finding those common grounds can really keep the fire lit.   Cross Country is a sport of determination and persistence, making it difficult mentally and physically, It takes work but per usual, the work pays off.   “My entire family runs, so it kinda fell in line with what i should do,” cross country runner Luke Bryne said.   “The most exhilarating moment in cross country is when you’re turning the

corner and you can see the finish line right there and you know you are about to run your best race,” Byrne said.   Cross country is a broad sport at many schools, but it has issues.   “Cross country could improve in getting recruitment, like our school right now has 20 people on the team, whereas other people have a lot more, so we definitely need to improve that. We need to go talk to the middle school, like other schools do,” Byrne said.   Cross country may not have as much publicity as other sports but even if there are a few team members that will not stop them from having fun.   “The best part of cross country is the team bonding that we get, going out on long runs you form a bond with your team,” Byrne said. Cross country is a sport for many, a great way to stay in shape, and can really motivate a group of people to get better every time.

Written by: Michael Kraxberger

Photographed by: David Perkins Designed by: Audrey Badgerow


TIGER TAILGATE Loud Crowd 2017-2018

Student Senate President Mackenzie Gettle gets her game face on. Senior Gabby Eyere paints faces in camo colors for the game.

Senior Lindsey Allin chats wth friends at the tailgate.

Senior Dani Gorman smiles big while getting decked out in paint for the game.

Senior Izzy Shackelford produces an odd noise with her megaphone causing surrounding seniors to laugh.

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