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IN AN EFFORT TO HELP CATHOLIC CHARITIES, Kapaun Mt. Carmel and Bishop

Carroll joined together to raise jars of peanut butter. The original goal was to raise 1,750 jars and a total of over 5,000 jars were donated. KMC students gave more than 3,200 jars. Enough peanut butter was raised for Catholic Charities to feed families for three months.

NEWS briefs Quill & Scroll members inducted Seniors Madeline Engel, Katie Hand, Lauren Kuthan, Emily Lutz, Drew McDonough, Erika Reals, Matt Riedl and Hillar y Sevart were voted into Quill & Scroll. Grade point averages and significance to staff were taken into consideration when current members voted on who to induct.

Student Annual Fund launched The Student Annual Fund Council began its year by asking for a donation of $5 from each student Oct. 5 as they went to classrooms during second block and gave a speech about the need for donations. This year, the council decided to change the way it approached students about donating their money. Instead of asking for pledges this year, SAFC requested that students make a full donation Oct. 5. The goal for that day was $4,000 and the students gave $1,300. The SAFC hopes to give students an opportunity to donate again later in the year by having a spirit day. infographic by bea tretbar

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Laurel Award winners announced At the varsity football game Oct. 1, the school council awarded English teacher Dot Stegman and the McHenry family with the Laurel Award. This award is given once each year to people who have made significant contributions and have had a positive influence on Kapaun Mt. Carmel. The school council members nominate people who they believe deserve the award.

Students attend Life Chain 400 protesters, 120 of which were Kapaun Mt. Carmel students, attended the annual Life Chain at Central and Rock Sunday, Oct. 3. Life Chain Sunday is a national event held on the first Sunday of October every year to protest abortion.

Debate competes The Debate team competed at the Hutchinson tournament Oct. 2. Sophomore Lucia Scott and junior Nick O’Donnell placed fourth in the varsity division. Scott was also the top JV speaker and placed fifth overall. news briefs by alyssa scott

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Students affected by breast cancer reflect on importance of awareness Look at a group of eight girls chatting in the hallways or laughing at the lunch table. According to the National Cancer Institute, one out of these eight girls will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. “This statistic proves that breast cancer affects almost everyone -- think of it as the ‘eight degrees of separation’,” Christina Osbourn, Mid-Kansas Affiliate for Susan G. Komen, said. “With one in eight women being diagnosed, one is bound to have a mom, grandma, aunt, sister, daughter, cousin or friend who has been affected by this disease.” Senior Kailee Jones discovered the effects of having breast cancer in her family when her mother was diagnosed in March 2003. “I remember her sitting my sisters and me down and trying to tell us as calmly as possible,” Jones said. “Hearing the word ‘cancer’ scared me, but my mom and dad assured us that she was strong enough to fight through it. Knowing my mom is a survivor affects me every day. I look at her still and see her strength.” Senior Scott Southern’s mother passed away in January 2003 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. “Breast cancer has affected my life in a huge way, obviously,” Southern said. “I lost my mother to it, which was very hard

on me at such a young age and still is now.” Southern and his family were involved in Junior Emily Lindeman’s aunt was diagRace for the Cure before and after his mothnosed with breast cancer in October 2009. er’s death. Southern and his family also volShe said this affected her family relationships. unteered with Cuisine for the Cure, which “We were really shocked because she was founded by his mother’s best friend. is really healthy,” Lindeman said. “When I “Students should definitely participate think of breast cancer, I think of someone in everything they can that helps prevent who doesn’t take care of herself. It upset my breast cancer, anything that fights it and family because we did not know what to do. researches it,” Southern said. “Definitely When we realized she would get through it, it learn about it and find out what is going on made us stronger and we and how you were able to help her.” can help.” Osbourn said O s that student involvebourn said Knowing my mom is a surment in fundraisers that previvor affects me every day. I for the prevention and vention still look at her and see her awareness of breast of breast strength. cancer is important. cancer, She said students may along with senior KAILEE JONES not be affected in their fundraisers youth, but that breast and awarecancer has no boundness is very aries, so it can affect anyone. important. She compared prevention of “We need to think about the future — we breast cancer to other precautions people should all work to find a cure today so that take every day, such as using a seat belt. we don’t have to worry about this for our She said that just as a person wearing daughters,” Osbourn said. “The youth of toa seat belt could be injured in an acciday can help make an impact on the future of dent, a woman who takes care of herself breast cancer by bringing awareness to othcould be diagnosed with breast cancer. ers and investing in finding a cure. Because “While we would like to ensure that of what we do today, I hope that in your fusome events never happen, often, the best ture you will see the end of breast cancer.” we can do is reduce the chances of their hapSouthern said he also believes that bepening,” Osbourn said. “We do what we can ing involved with breast cancer fundraisers to improve the chances of a good outcome, and learning about the disease is important. but we don’t always have complete control.”

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62% of students know someone with breast cancer 19% have lost a loved one because of breast cancer

243 students polled sept. 30; infographic, design by maddie sleconich; photos courtesy of southern, jones, lindeman families

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Despite common misconceptions, hookah not safer alternative for other types of tobacco

American Medical Association have shown that hookah smokers actually inhale more carbon monoxide, tar, nicotine, heavy metnews editor als and other carcinogens than those who As the final bell rings to signal the end of use cigarettes. This is partially due to the school, the halls fill with students and the cell “social nature” of hookah smoking. While phones come out. It is time to make plans. Af- cigarette and marijuana smokers only inhale ter a few failed attempts to find something to the chemicals and tobacco for a short period do at Kapaun Coastal, friends decide to meet of time, water pipe smokers inhale the toxins up at someone’s house to socialize. A bub- for an average of 45-60 minutes. “Contrary to popular belief, hookah bling pipe sits on the table. A fruity smell is in the air and flavored smoke fills the lungs smoking is just as dangerous to your health as other forms of smoking,” Bernth said. of everyone in the room. “I notice more and more people smok- “Because of the misconception that it is ing hookah now,” senior John* said. “I’ve harmless, hookah use is becoming more been doing it for about three or four years and more common among 18 to 24-year-olds. now and there are a lot more people now Teens were eight times more likely to exthan there were when I started. It’s a very periment with cigarettes if they’d ever used social thing. I know people who will go to a a hookah.” There are friend’s house just many common misto smoke hookah. conceptions surIt’s just fun to do.” rounding hookah No type of smoke is healthy, According to smoking. Some bethe Mayo Clinic, but i think that hookah is lieve that hookah hookah is a type of better than marijuana and smoke is less toxic water pipe. Tobacco about the same as cigathan other forms of mixed with honey or rettes. smoking because fruit pulp is heated senior JOHN* the tobacco is filby a charcoal tablet, tered by water. Acpassed through water and then released through a rubber hose cording to the Mayo Clinic, this is not true. when the user inhales through the mouth- The water does not remove any of the harmpiece. Although hookah has been around for ful materials in the flavored smoke. “No type of smoke is healthy, but I think centuries, its negative effects are just now that hookah is better than marijuana and becoming clear. “Tobacco use, whether through hookah about the same as cigarettes,” John said. “I or traditional cigarettes, is extremely danger- don’t think it kills brain cells and it doesn’t ous for your health,” Michelle Bernth, Senior put as much tar in your lungs. I won’t change Vice President of Marketing and Health Pro- my smoking habits just because I learned of motions of the Plains-Gulf region American the effects.” According to the Center for Disease Lung Association, said. “Tobacco use leads to many negative health effects, including Control and Prevention (CDC), longer increased risk of lung cancer, bladder cancer smoking sessions equals higher amounts of and mouth/throat cancer, increased risk of smoke being inhaled. A single cigarette can chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, in- be smoked in eight to 12 puffs and contains creased risk of cardiovascular disease and about half a liter of smoke. The typical hookah smoker takes upwards of 100 puffs and heart attacks.” Recent studies in the Journal of the inhales over 50 liters of smoke in an hour

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long session. Also, by heating hookah tobacco with charcoal, excess carbon monoxide is put in the air. As a result, everyone in the room inhaling more carcinogens, even if they are not smoking the hookah. According to a poll of more than 200 Kapaun Mt. Carmel students, 41 percent are swayed by peer pressure to smoke even though they know the negative side effects. “Peer pressure can be a difficult issue to handle,” Bernth said. “What is important for people to consider is the lifelong health effects of the decision to smoke. Making the decision to smoke today can mean a diagnosis of lung cancer or [chronic obstructive pulmonary disease] later in life. Arming yourself with information about the dangers of smoking can help you understand why you shouldn’t smoke and how you can help others make that choice.” Hookah smoking has many of the same negative side effects associated with cigarette smoking, including addiction. According to the Mayo Clinic, continuous tobacco use, be it from cigarettes, water pipes or any other method, leads to many different types of diseases, cancers and addiction. He might not be addicted, but John has noticed that his smoking sessions have increased in regularity. “I am a very frequent smoker,” John said. “It’s Thursday and I’ve already smoked hookah five times this week. I like doing it. It gives you a slight buzz and it’s fun to play with the smoke. You can figure out different things to do with it and just have fun experimenting.” The growing popularity of hookah smoking has lead to a quickly emerging business market. Hookah lounges have been popping up around the country, most of them centered near college campuses. According to the American Lung Association, smoking lounges are currently present in over two-thirds of the 50 states. Nine are located in Wichita. The nearest one, Heat, is located only half a mile from KMC. John said that when he goes to Heat, he stays for one or two hours. He said the lounge is a popular place for students to hang out with friends. “Although ‘social smoking’ may seem harmless, it is a path that leads to a lifelong addiction,” Bernth said. “Quitting smoking is the single most important thing that you can do for your health. Tobacco-related illness is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. If you want to quit smoking, there are a lot of resources available. The American Lung Association offers a smoking cessation program called Freedom from Smoking, as well as smoking cessation specialists at our Lung Help Line. The time to quit is now.”

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Hookah smoke is filtered Inhaling hookah smoke through water so it filters does not burn the lungs, so out any harmful it is not unhealthy. ingredients.

Smoking hookah is not as addictive as smoking a cigarette because there is no nicotine.

Smoking tobacco through Even though the smoke is water does not filter out cooled through the water, cancer-causing chemicals. it still contains Water-filtered smoke can carcinogens and it is still damage the lungs and unhealthy. heart as much as cigarette smoke.

Just like regular tobacco, shisha contains nicotine. In a 60-minute hookah session, smokers are exposed to 100-200 times the volume of smoke inhaled from a single cigarette.

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Families affected by layoffs reason.” Some students say they are conasst. feature editor cerned about the possibility of their par700 workers without a job, 700 fam- ents being affected by the layoffs. ilies without a steady income. With slow “I don’t know what my family would sales and order cancellations, Cessna do without my dad’s employment at has cut 700 jobs in order to remain com- Cessna because he’s the only employed petitive. member in my family,” junior Tony Cindy Halsey, vice president of Baldessari said. interior engineering, design and develJunior Chloe Pyles has noticed the opment, said the layoffs will affect all stress her father undergoes while workemployees. ing at the paint shop, as well as the ef“No one is fect the layoffs really exempt could have on when we expeher family. I don’t know what my famrience a large “The layily would do without my recession or offs] have been dad’s employment at Cessreduction due putting a strain na because he is the only to lack of sales on our family,” employed member in my of our products Pyles said “My family. and services,” dad has been Halsey said. talking about junior TONY BALDESSARI “One typically moving to Texas thinks it only affects the factory work- if he gets laid off.” ers but it affects everyone, regardless of Despite the negative effects of the how long they have been employed.” layoffs, Halsey said that in time those John Sleconich, director of system same jobs will reinstate themselves. engineering, said the reduction in pay“These are really difficult times roll will benefit the company but will and everyone is focused on making also have a negative impact on the work- our products as cost effective as we ers. can to build and support our products “Cessna employees are some of the to stay competitive, which will in time most dedicated and highly skilled work- sell more product,” Halsey said. “More ers in the industry,” Sleconich said. product means more jobs and money to “Many companies actually like to develop new products that will attract hire Cessna employees for that very new customers. It is quite a cycle.”

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BY LAYING OFF MORE THAN 700 PEOPLE, Cessna is impacting the community. In an

effort to remain competitive and efficient, jobs are being “streamlined” or cut altogether. “This is all very scary and painful to the employee and the people left behind at the job,” Cindy Halsey, vice president of interior engineering, design and development, said. “The company, friends, family and co-workers do everything they can to help ease the changes that happen when you lose your job.” journalism.kapaun.org


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Each year, 13,000 young people in the United States are diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, a disease that makes it so the body can no longer produce insulin to regulate blood sugar, according to http:// www.cdc.gov. In 2003, sophomore Forrest Kozan was among those 13,000. “His father and I were, of course, devastated about finding out he was diabetic,” Forrest’s mother Maria Kozan said. “We had a lot of concerns for him, particularly how the kids would react to him being diagnosed at such a young age.” Despite living FORREST KOZAN with diabetes since the age of eight, sophomore Forrest Kozan has learned to overcome the obstacles that come with his condition. Every day, he has to take four shots of insulin and monitor what he consumes. Maria Kozan said he does not let the diabetes interfere with his life. “It took me a while to get used to it, but now its part of my every day life,” Forrest Kozan said. Forrest Kozan was chosen to be the Youth Advocate for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Forrest Kozan visited a kindergartner and spoke to him about living with Type I Diabetes. After the visit, the kindergartner’s parents noted his efforts and recommended him to be an advocate for the ADA. “It makes me feel good at the thought of having touched someone’s life enough to be an advocate for an organization that is so important to me,” Forrest Kozan said. As an advocate, Forrest Kozan must attend fundraisers and conduct awareness speeches. He makes appearances and speaks about living with his condition. “Forrest was chosen to be a young voice for the disease,” Maria Kozan said. The ADA is a health organization meant to not only raise money to find a cure for the disease but also to raise awareness among those affected by diabetes. “It was very difficult at first, but then we started thinking about all the other diseases or illness he could have, and decided that he had a disease he could control and we started to look at it in another way,” Maria Kozan said. journalism.kapaun.org

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Smoking ban important improvement to Kansas Over 1,200 people die each Kapaun Mt. Carmel has a strict day due to smoking or exposure to “no tobacco” policy, but many students secondhand smoke, according to question the necessity of this, especially http://www.cdc.gov. Kansas’ recently since the legal age to buy tobacco instituted smoking ban is a long time products is 18. What students fail to in coming, and well worth the wait remember is that the administration for a fresh, smoke-free environment. has this rule for a reason: to protect us. In the past, With over 40 it was sometimes cancer-causing common to walk chemicals in With over 40 cancerinto a restaurant cigarettes, and face a according to causing chemicals cloud of smoke h t t p : / / w w w. in cigarettes, it only drifting from ehealthmd.com, makes sense to warn the “smoking it only makes others of the dangers. section.” As of sense to warn July 1, Wichita others of the welcomed a dangers and smoking ban which included the indoors prevent them from partaking in such a of restaurants, bars, workplaces and harmful habit. A fad recently becoming other public places. This ban not only more popular among KMC students made eating out more enjoyable, but also is hookah. Although the hookah pipe aided in keeping fellow diners healthy. may be beautifully designed, it can In a study done in Scotland in 2006, it be just as dangerous as any cigarette was found that after a smoking ban was and should be avoided. According initiated, asthma-related hospitalizations to the World Health Organization, of kids decreased 13 percent. Hopefully the amount of chemicals inhaled in Kansas will see a similar statistic. a single hookah smoking session is Luckily, it seems that the media is equal to chain-smoking 100 cigarettes. discouraging smoking. Anti-smoking The side effects of smoking advertisements are most often aired may include asthma, addiction, lung on channels geared towards a teenage cancer, death; the effects of not audience. This seems to be the best place smoking, healthy organs, freedom to start smoking prevention, as about from addiction, a long life. With all the 80 percent of current adult smokers medical evidence proving the dangers started smoking before they were 18, of smoking, it would be foolish to give according to http://www.ehealthmd.com. up health for the sake of a nicotine buzz.

As the high school football season continues, Kapaun Mt. Carmel students are continually supportive of our team. Everything from the Kapaun, Kapaun chant to the fight song are ways of bringing encouragement to the players. When students attend the game dressed in blue or black, they are representing our school. One must always remember that when wearing a uniform or sitting in the student section, he or she is a direct link to the KMC community. We should keep Fr. Emil Kapaun in mind as a reminder to behave in a way befitting of his reputation. As always, we invite your ideas, input and letters. All letters should be under 150 words and signed. We reserve the right to edit or omit any letters. Baseless accusations, libelous statements, insults or unsigned letters will not be considered for publication. Take letters to Room 215 or mail to the address below.

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[I have] $4, demerit card, Social Security Card, Borders Reward Members Card and a FootLocker gift card.

KELLY underwood

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[I have] my Social Security number, sophomore and junior ID’s, checks, NCAA Division I men’s basketball ticket and a Bank of the West card.

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[I have] a Coach coin purse, two lip glosses, Hello Kitty Visa card, Genesis card, cell phone, glasses case, calculator and a bracelet and necklace.

Overheard in the halls at KMC...

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This isn’t a racist question, I’m just asking... No, I heard you. The desk is not a cat. Is there really a Kansas City in Kansas? I thought it was only in Missouri! illustration by jordan bohm

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[I have] a Vera Bradley makeup bag, sunglasses, cell, wallet, Barnes & Noble gift card, three dollars, Promise of Faith card, demerit card and a Student ID.

I wish I was Spiderman so I could hop over all the stairs.

I have a spotless driving record. As frustrating as this whole situaWell, I had one. Recently I made a right tion is, I will not even pretend that I did turn at a stop sign without pausing three not do anything wrong. I feel this law is seconds and I got pulled over for, ac- unjust, but my situation aside, I am more cording to the officer, “busting that stop disgusted that a person who receives a sign back there.” It is absolutely fair for DUI can even be eligible for a diversion, me to have to pay a fine and especially over my case. and I will not contest that; Laws are supposed to be in I was not paying enough place to protect the rights attention and am guilty. of citizens and to keep them I expected to get a safe. No one is perfect, so for diversion, but to I and laws to have some flaws is unmy father’s total surprise, derstandable. This surpasses the Municipal Court told being a mere flaw, though. us I could not get one. In A person who drives Wichita, we learned, diverwhile drunk displays a comsions are only applicable to plete disregard and lack of EMILY LUTZ speeding and DUI cases. opinions editor respect not only for others, Both appalled at this findbut also for himself. Such an ing, we recruited a friend’s offense deserves real penalfather who is a lawyer. He though, was ties — and not the ability to avoid contold that I would be able to get a diver- sequences. My parents and I are still sion. waiting on whether or not my moving After a visit to the second floor of violation will be changed to a non-movthe Municipal Court Building and talk- ing violation. As much as we hope it will, ing with two different people, I left disap- the outcome will not change my view on pointed, with check and diversion form the issue of diversions of DUI cases. If in hand. Despite the fact that I receive a law is going to protect the safety and high grades, am responsible, never rights of all its citizens, as it should, it miss curfew and rarely get in trouble, I will not and cannot allow those who was not going to be getting a diversion, have received a DUI to be eligible to reaccording to one of the prosecutors. ceive a diversion.

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Networking options each have purpose, use by EMMA KAISER staff writer Writing letters is a thing of the past. Even e-mails have become outdated. For this generation, social networking tools such as Facebook, Skype and Twitter are the way we communicate. Facebook’s many features have made it a main tool for conversation and online fun. It has games, competitions, groups and calendars for events. One can write on friends’ walls, send a personal message, chat or “poke.” “I normally get on to chat with people,” freshman Jordan Relph said. “It’s the next best thing when I get my phone taken away.” Facebook can also act as a scrapbook. The site allows you to post as many as thousands of photos. Sophomore Sarah Frangenberg said she likes to look through pictures. “People our age use facebook for everything,” Frangenberg said. Another social networking option is Skype, a video chatting program. Skype is efficient if you have a family member overseas or friends that live far away. “My uncle lives in Germany and he got us to start using Skype so that we can talk to him,” junior Hannah Wagle said. “We only use it every couple weeks, or when we’re at my grandma’s house.” Wagle has been using Skype for over three years. “It breaks up a lot and you don’t always know when the person you want to chat with

is online, but it’s nice to be able to see their face when they live so far away,” Wagle said. Twitter is another site that has boomed over the past couple years. “I love Twitter,” senior Katelyn Real said. “Sometimes I want to post everything in my head, but I have to limit myself.” Real said she follows her own friends and some celebrities. She said she gets excited when they are tweeting about recording in the studio or doing photo shoots because they post “twitpics,” giving you an personal perspective on their work lives. “I really hate that some people use it as a diary and post really personal things,” Real said. Real also said she doesn’t like that some businesses only use Twitter for promotional

purposes. Junior Brannon Purnell is also among the “tweeters” of Kapaun Mt. Carmel. He enjoys following music artists like Black Label Society to find out what new music they have. “It’s so easy to find out when their events are,” Purnell said. “They tweet about when and where their shows are.” Purnell said that he likes that on occasion, certain music artists would respond when he messaged them. “It’s unbelievable how much easier it is to communicate with people we wouldn’t usually be able to talk to,” Purnell said. “Social technology opens a door for communication that we didn’t even know existed half a century ago.”

While students feel unshakable, bad things do happen These examples come from our peers Kryptonite — there is no such thing. Danger — the word has no meaning. Acci- and our public figures, most of whom are famous only for their mistakes. I could surdents — they could never happen. vive without another Lindsay Teenagers are young, Lohan rehab update. She, fresh and naïve. Having just along with many other pubstepped off the curb onto the lic figures, does not seem to obstacle-ridden road of life, get the hint: criminal activity we do not consider the posequals jail time. That is right sible repercussions of our folks, doing drugs or driving impulsive actions. while drunk will get you put We are sad when a fellow in jail. teen dies of drunk driving. Unfortunately for these We hate that our best friend figures, news is made by is addicted to smoking. We by HALSTEN HIGGINS their mistakes. Their pubworry when we see young staff writer licists, I am sure, do not opgirls getting pregnant. pose much. As the public, But we only glance at these unfortunate examples as trivial infor- should it not be our obligation to learn from mation, to be thrown over our shoulder with celebrity mistakes? A good thing to come from Lindsay Lohan’s prolonged affair with yesterday’s gossip. paladin

the law could be her example of what not to do. The gossip that surrounds these incidents publicizes them to an eager audience. Focusing on others’ faults makes our own seem less incriminating. Whether it is a guy bragging about his previous night or a girl worrying about the aftermath of her decisions, each person feels lucky when he or she is fine the next morning. Eventually, a morning will come when they are not supermen anymore. We aren’t supermen. We can’t run like lightning. We can’t stop bullets, and we shouldn’t try to do so. If we have to experience the bullet, it may be too late; our invincibility may have expired. Every teenager may read this and take nothing from it. After all, they are untouchable. journalism.kapaun.org


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Scar y movies, haunted houses reviewed just in time for Halloween

Prom Night

A girl trying to outrun the cold-blooded murderer of her family − a little cliché, right? I was somewhat disappointed with the immense predictability in Prom Night. Knowing when the bad guy is going to jump out at you takes a toll on the overall scariness of a movie. On the whole, this movie is somewhat enjoyable with mediocre acting, but if you are searching for a heart-stopping screamer you may want to look elsewhere. emma kaiser

The Strangers

Murderers wearing china doll masks is not something I would normally think of as scary, but The Strangers pulled it off to some extent. Unfortunately, every scary part is separated by long, quiet scenes of the characters walking around or staring off into the distance. This movie is almost painful to watch, not because it is so scary, but because it is so slow and drawn out. Unless you have a thing for doll masks, I would steer clear of this movie. emma kaiser

The Shining

This ‘80s horror classic is creepy enough to send shivers to your core. While The Shining never made me scream out in fear, I will admit that I could hear the main character, Tony, whispering “red rum” as I tried to fall asleep. From the abundance of disturbed children (including a rather unsettling set of twins) to the mentally insane father, the utter eeriness of this movie is hard to forget.

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The Ring

Only 10 minutes into The Ring, I had to shut it off. Alone in the basement with the lights off is not a proper setting for this horror flick, unless you enjoy wetting your pants. Girls crawling out of the TV, children falling down wells and shrieking sound effects all make this movie into the horrifying thriller that it is. If you want a movie that makes you scared to walk through the house without turning on all the lights, this is the movie for you. I caution you not to watch it alone. Conemma kaiser sider yourself warned.

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Field of Screams After a thrilling experience the year before, I was excited to return to the popular Field of Screams, but this excitement died at my arrival. The tickets were an expensive $15, and a very long wait followed. At the first line, I waited for about 30 minutes for the haystack ride to take us to a much longer one. There I waited for over three hours. While waiting, there was a video playing that was a combination of different horror films and movie trivia. I thought this was a plus, because it kept me mildly entertained even though I saw it several times throughout the wait, as it was only about 30 minutes long. The actual Field of Screams was not scary enough to be worth the amount I paid, and seemed shorter than last year. It lasts about 25 minutes, unless a pass to “Clown Town” is purchased, which adds another 5 minutes onto the trip. Because of the long wait and the mildness of horror, I would not recommend Field of Screams to those who want a worthwhile “haunted house” experience this October. erika reals journalism.kapaun.org

House of Terrors

Walking up to a warehouse building on the corner of 29th and Rock Road, I was already getting the chills. A hearse was parked in front of the entrance to House of Terrors, and two men in costumes welcomed us into the haunted house. Even with a $5 coupon, tickets were $18, which was a little pricey for my liking. But I noticed the line was not long and there was an odd video to watch as I waited. After about 20 minutes, it was my turn to go into this “house of terrors.” Along the way I saw many clowns and men with chainsaws, which was a good thing. Every room I walked through had a different theme, from clowns to hospital rooms and the jungle. The best part was the “spinning room,” where I had to walk on a bridge with a lighted cylinder spinning around me. It lasted a lot longer than I thought it would, making it worth the money. After you finished, pictures of the group you went with were framed and ready to be purchased. I would recommend this to others who wanted a different kind of haunted house experience. The wait was short, and the creativity and scariness of the rooms made the trip erika reals worthwhile. paladin


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Cell phones, personal music players, computers can affect health negatively design, infographic, photo illustration and cutouts by bea tretbar; illustrations by emily wittler; photos by brian norris; infographic information obtained from poll of 121 students conducted on october 7 and 8

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damage is probably permanent. Freshman Jake Bambick said he uses earbuds to listen to his iPod for around an hour a day at 75 percent volume. He said his ears have rang once or twice after listening. Hearing Loss “I don’t like when you listen to it quietly,” One in five teens has experienced hear- Bambick said. “You can hear everything else ing loss, according to an article by Carla K. going on. I haven’t really thought about damJohnson, medical writer for the Associated age. It might not have any affect right now, Press. This statistic comes from the Na- but in the future – if they keep doing it – it tional Health and Nutrition Examinations could lead to earlier hearing loss.” The parts of survey. From 1988the ear that may 1994 kids ages 6-19 be injured are the were examined, and The young patients I see inner ear, cochlea 15 percent were have had noise-inducecd and inner ear hair found to have hearhearing loss. For a handful, cells. ing loss. In 2005-06, the only thing we can put “If you listen to 19.5 percent of teen[the loss] to is personal muextremely loud muagers age 12-19 had sic players. sic today, hearing slight loss. might be decreased “The young doctor THOMAS KRYZER for three days,” patients I see have Kryzer said. “This had noise-induced causes a temporary hearing loss,” threshold shift. If Dr.Thomas Kryzer, who specializes in otology at the Wichita Ear there is permanent damage, the inner-ear Clinic, said.“For a handful, the only thing we hair cells die and wither away. Over time, recan put [the loss] to is personal music play- peated exposure causes more and more cell loss, causing significant hearing loss.” ers.” Junior Eva Chavez said she thinks some One thing that has possibly contributed to hearing loss is the use of earbuds. They of her friends may already have some hearare inserted in the ear, unlike previously pop- ing loss from listening to personal music ular earphones that rested on the outside of players loudly. “They seem kind of deaf sometimes,” the ear. The longer period of time one listens to music also relates to hearing loss, Kryzer Chavez said. “It’s hard to get their attention said. He said if someone listens to relatively sometimes. I have to yell their name louder loud music for 15 minutes, there will prob- or tap them on the shoulder. .” Once someone has experienced loss, ably not be any damage. If someone listens that loudly for four to eight hours, that is an sounds produced by the letters “Th”, “S” and “F” are harder to distinguish. Kryzer recomissue. “For personal music players, using ear- mends listening to music at the level where buds doubles the sound energy to the ear background noise can still be heard. “Knowing teenagers, it will probably canal,” Kryzer said. “[Students] should limit the volume to something that does not cause keep happening and get worse,” Bambick said. “Kids start doing things at a younger fullness, pressure or ringing.” Kryzer said once ringing occurs the age. If they see their older brother listening

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to it loud, they will too and start a chain continuing.”

“Blackberry Thumb” Technology users, from constant texters to avid videogame players, can develop an injury sometimes referred to as “Blackberry thumb.” According to an article by Daniel J. DeNoon, a medical writer for WebMd, the recurring use of the thumb to type out messages can cause tendonitis or numbness and aggravate arthritis. “On the occasions that I do text constantly for hours, yes, my thumbs do end up hurting,” senior Daniela Guzman said. “They just feel awkward, like sort of numb and my thumb joints [ache]. In somecircumstances, my wrists can start to hurt as well just because of howI hold my phone.” According to DeNoon’s article, the repetitious motion, frequency of typing and small keys causes the pain to occur. Fingers are more adapt to doing these types of motions. The American Physical Therapy Association recommends taking a break and stretching thumbs to relieve the pain. In the article, hand surgeon Dr. Prosper Benhaim said if the afflicted has tendonitis he will give them a shot or put them in a thumb brace.There is also a product called the Xtensor. It uses elastic attached to all fingers to stretch out one’s hand and exercise the muscles; however, Dr. Alan Hedge said products like these could make the problem worse. “The thumb is not a very dexterous part of the hand,” Hedge said in DeNoon’s article. “It is really designed as a stabilizer for pinchgripping with a finger. That is why you only have two of them, not eight. It is the fingers that have dexterity, not the thumb.” see “health affects;” page 14

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Health affects of overuse of computers, cell phones discussed continued from page 13

Sophomore Cameron Thornburg, who sends around 200 texts a day, said he has not had pain in his fingers; however, his wrists have been sore. Overuse of a cell phone can also affect other parts of the arm. “After 15 minutes the blood starts to rush down my arm and my arm starts to tingle, or when I talk on the phone while I’m in bed, I’ll lay on my hand that holds my phone up to my ear,” Guzman said. “Then my hand goes numb. I’ll just switch hands.” A common term for this is “cell phone elbow.” According to American Medical News, this pressure on the nerve located there can cause burning, soreness or tingling up the arm all the way to the hand. “I can see how pain could happen,” Thornburg said. “If people’s thumbs are hurting from texting, maybe they have too much time on their hands, or maybe they should call more instead.”

Computer Eye Syndrome Constantly checking Facebook, writing papers, watching Youtube videos, blogging

– all require prolonged gazing at a computer. Video games have warnings for players to take breaks after a certain amount of time and children are scolded for sitting to close too a TV. Staring at a screen for long periods of time is not healthy for eyes. “[After looking at a computer] for like an hour or so, it kinda feels like everything is going blurry, and they get really tired,” junior Renee Huber said. “It is worse after looking away from the computer and back a lot, especially in the dark.” According to optometrist Dr. Timothy Mason, this type of pain is called computer vision syndrome, but it does not happen to everyone. “When we look at something up close, we’re only concentrating on that, so our blink rate will decrease,” Mason said. “When that happens we don’t get the tears to spread across the eye. That can cause eye dryness and eyestrain if you don’t take breaks.” Senior Nam Ninh said he does not usually have this type of eye strain. “If I’m at a computer long enough, I just know I need a break,” Ninh said. “I think my short breaks allows me to relax my eyes and let me stretch. Prolonged sitting gets pretty

boring. If I don’t take a break, my eyes will either start to feel like they are dry, unless I’m tired. My eyes will be tearing up and watery.” Mason recommends taking a five to 10 minute rest every hour one spends at the computer. He said to look in the distance to relax the muscles used for looking at something up close. “If the computer screen is too high or too low, people strain their neck looking up and down,” Mason said. “There can be neck and shoulder pain from the setup of it. Eyes should be level with the top of the monitor, not looking up to the screen or down.” Dryness can lead to cornea damage, which could affect vision, Mason said. Huber said she doubts many people attribute computer usage to eye problems. She said she had never taken it into consideration. “I think it could start happening to more and more people because computers and technology keeps becoming a bigger part in our world,” Huber said. “The more we are exposed to the more it will happen, and I think there should be and awareness about the problem.”

Cornea may be damaged due to dryness from computer eye syndrome. “We treat that with proper glasses and artificial tears,” Dr. Timothy Mason said. Side of hand, thumb joints and wrists may be sore after texting excessively. Thirty percent of students surveyed have experienced pain in thumb joints.

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1. AT THE LIFE CHAIN, students stand in a prayer before lining up on

the sidewalk Oct. 3. “It was inspirational,” senior Kim Klocke said. “It was really cool to see people join together and grow in their faith. It’s important to express the belief that you have.”

2. TO PRACTICE SPANISH COMMANDS, sophomores Greg Papadelis,

Paul Dao, and Luke Heeren act out a “devil vs. angel” skit during Alana Whitney’s Spanish II class block 8 Oct. 6. 3. IN FRONT OF THE STUDENT BODY, members of the Handmaids of

Mary light candles at the All-school Rosary Oct. 7. The club also led prayer during the Rosary. 4. AT THE PEP RALLY, juniors celebrate Homecoming week Sept. 24. “It

was crazy,” junior Ryan Ball said. “I was wild, my boys were wild, everyone was wild.”

5. SENIOR MATTHEW HULLINGS crafts his “spirit rattle” during art tiana chin scott southern

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Procrastination proves problem for all pupils Mild time-wasting can have major repercussions on grades, stress levels by KATIE HAND asst. sports editor

don’t match their test scores because the work they turn in is rushed and below their caliber of ability, counselor Marlene RethWhether the culprit is Facebook, her man said. Twenty percent of people consider themiPod, the latest episode of “Glee” or a studio art sketchbook, junior Tianna Todd must selves “chronic procrastinators.” Among college students “chronic procrastination” rises counter distractions at home. “When I procrastinate I don’t get my to seventy percent, according to Psychology Today. High school homework done students can take and my grades steps to stop prodrop,” Todd said. crastination before Most students We all procrastinate, but heading off to colwho procrastinate when it gets to the point lege. have poor timethat it’s causing you prob“I avoid promanagement skill. lems...then you need to get crastination by “I tell my stuorganized and make not closing myself in dents that we all procrastinating a goal. my room, putting procrastinate,” my iPod and comBooth said, “but teacher MARY BOOTH puter away and when it gets to the just getting things point that it’s causing you problems, like getting zeros, and done,” Todd said. Sometimes the only way to overcome cramming for tests which you end up failing, then you need to get yourself organized and procrastination is to experience its negative effects, Rethman said. make not procrastinating a goal.” “In college it was lights out at 10 p.m., Avoiding procrastination is important for college admissions, counselor Marlene and I had an English research paper to do,” Rethman said. “I waited until the night before Rethman said. “If they procrastinate and miss the to finish and since the bathroom was the only deadline they won’t even be considered,” place with light I had to type my research paper in the bathtub. You learn a lot when you Rethman said. Habitual procrastinators’ GPAs often do things like that, like to never do it again.”

Matt in the City is a monthly column where student life editor Matt Riedl explores and experiences Wichita culture firsthand, giving insight along the way. BIGFOOT EXISTS. ‘Nuff said. As a result of watching countless hours of MonsterQuest and reviewing reports from http://www.bfro.net, the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization, I am a fervent believer in these hairy humanoid creatures. There is just too much evidence out there to deny that we have sasquatches among us. So, this month, I figured that it would only be appropriate to prove once and for all, to all the naysayers and the haters that they are here, in the fur. I came close to spotting one last summer at Mt. Rainier, and now is my second chance, here in this edition of paladin

Matt in the City Goes Country! So into the forest we went. I have heard rumor that sasquatches are attracted to the scent of American Eagle Real cologne, because it smells woodsy and oaky and reminds them of home. So, in anticipation of spotting said sasquatch, I sprayed a ton of Real on. It definitely smelled woodsy in those woods. Also, I couldn’t forget to bring some teriyaki-flavored beef jerky. Seniors Emily Lutz, Michaela Lazzo and I strolled for over an hour down the trail in the pitch blackness trying to attract the elusive extraterrestrial, but to no avail. We even tried to communicate via wood-knocking, but there was no response. Unfortunately there was no sign of the awesome amiable ape tonight. Sometime in the near future I am going to camp in the woods all night. I feel this may be the only way to find the sasquatch. Obviously sasquatches are not going to come right out when people are searching for them. That is one

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major reason people’s faith in sasquatch is dying. I don’t blame them for not wanting to be mauled by paparazzi. I should have realized we would not find him in those woods anyway, because Bigfoots follow migratory deer patterns and I neither saw nor heard any bushy-tailed deer that night. Bigfoot has become a joke in our society. Regardless, I hope that one day I too can share in the honor of being a card-carrying member of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. It would look good on a college app for sure. photo by alex scobee,; photo illustration by tiana chin

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Playing varsity volleyball since her freshman year, Jenny Gerlach has learned to love the game and is now playing as the only senior. “I love it,” Gerlach said. “I always want to play and get better to win every game.” Playing volleyball since middle school, Gerlach has developed her skills through Kapaun Mt. Carmel and club volleyball. “Her confidence has grown so her skills have followed suit,” coach Terri Hessman said. As the only senior on the team, Gerlach has had to make changes in her game and with her responsibilities. Previously playing front row, Gerlach now plays all around the court. “Last year I was outside hitter and this year I’m middle hitter,” Gerlach said. “But I try to do my best at whatever position I’m playing.” The role of team captain ac-

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companies her position as the only senior, making her motivation greater. “She’s quiet but she’s a really good leader,” Hessman said. “She leads by example. She works hard all the time.” This season, the varsity volleyball team won second at McPherson and first at the Valley tournament. Beating Bishop Carroll and Northwest were highlights of the season as well. “We were losing to Northwest 24-17, but we came back and won that game,” Gerlach said. Gerlach’s abilities to lead and inspire are not contained to the court. Exemplifying the term “role model,” Gerlach is looked up to by her younger team-mates, Hessman said. “She is one of the best people I’ve ever met,” junior Madison Allen said. “She is a good role model all around.”

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The cross country season is still pretty unpredictable, you never know who might come out of nowhere or have a bad race. The team’s really close.

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crusader sports sophomore COURTNEY MCKENZIEcalendar The end of the tennis season looks good. We won regionals and City League. Our doubles teams and individuals are very good.

I’m hoping volleyball can finish strong at sub-state. We should play Andover Central and have good chances to make it to state.

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DISLOCATED SHOULDER After dislocating his shoulder making a tackle, freshman Daniel Meitzner returned to his football game during fall fest his 8th grade year. “I ran and it just popped right back in,” Meitzner said. “The pain didn’t come until afterwards.” He could not move his arm for two weeks and had to wear a brace for the rest of the year.

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CONCUSSION Sophomore Alec Santiago went up for a lay-up, slipped, and slid into the wall head first. “I think I blacked out for five minutes,” Santiago said. After his basketball practice last summer around 10 p.m., he went to the hospital and remained there until 1 a.m. He stayed up with his mom and a nurse to make sure he did not have any internal bleeding.

SWOLLEN KNEE Senior Chris Caire had a mysteriously swollen knee for over three months. “None of the doctors could figure out what it was,” Caire said. His knee was swollen during soccer season last year. After he played games, he could not even walk. Ever since the random injury, Caire said, he has had weak knees.

PULLED TRICEP “I was getting really into a jump serve,” junior Emma Brooks said about a tricep injury obtained during tennis practice this year. She had to be careful with her arm for over three weeks. For the rest of the season, Brooks served with her opposite arm.

MISALIGNED PELVIS Junior Nick Cook made a visit to his Chiropractor to realign his pelvis after getting tackled in football this year at the football camp in Hutchinson. Cook had to go to physical therapy in order to strenghten his weakened ligaments. “I have to be careful,” Cook said. “If i get hit hard enough, I will easily reinjure it.”

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TORN KNEE LIGAMENTS After a year of resting, junior Lori Rossillion’s knee still pops out of place. “I went up for a ball and a girl took out my knee,” Rossillion said. The contact popped out her knee and tore the ligaments. After the injury, Rossillion sat out the rest of her freshman soccer season. information obtained by rachel white

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New victories for fall sports teams, individuals

Ewers brothers team up on varsity soccer by ERIKA REALS copy editor

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They have both played soccer for as long as they can remember, but freshman David Ewers and senior Jacob Ewers play under the same team this season for the first time since David Ewers was in first grade. “I was really hoping he’d be on the team, because he is really talented,” Jacob Ewers said. “I was glad he did because it made it easier for my mom and it is actually a lot of fun.” Jacob Ewers made the varsity soccer team his freshman year, and now David Ewers is following in his footsteps. “It gets nerve-wracking sometimes starting varsity,” David Ewers said. “I don’t want to mess up in front of everyone.” Starting varsity as a freshman with a senior brother has its advantages, Jacob Ewers said. David Ewers knew the players beforehand because Jacob hung out with them. “If I didn’t know they were brothers beforehand, I wouldn’t have known they were related,” coach Alan Shepherd said. “There isn’t any sense of competition [between them] because they have different positions and aren’t competing against each other.” David Ewers doesn’t notice the competition between them, but Jacob Ewers knows it is there. “There’s always a sense of competition between the [Ewers] brothers,” Jacob Ewers said. “As a senior I can use the seniority rule, but he is better than I was as a freshman. There is some competition, but it’s friendly competition. I want to see him succeed.”

1. AT THE GWAL TOURNAMENT on Oct. 2,

junior Rachel Baldwin and senior Madeline Engel play a doubles match. Girls varsity tennis won the tournament and a league title.

2. BRINGING HOME A VICTORY on Oct. 2

against North, KMC won 34-0. “We were planning for the final offensive push in the 3rd quarter before scoring one more time,” coach Chris Bloomer said. MID-PUT, JV golfer sophomore Hunter Stevens competes at Braeburn. Varsity and JV won the match, the fourth in GWAL, on Sept. 27. Girls varsity tied with Bishop Carroll for first in City League. 3.

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