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January 27, 2017 Volume 100, Issue 4



January 27, 2017

The passing of a legend The Navy utilizes mammals By: Riya Jain LO’T Reporter On December 27th, 2016, actress Carrie Fisher died of cardiac arrest. She was sixty years old. Fisher was best known for her role as

bie Reynolds; the latter died a day after her daughter. Her first role was in the film “Shampoo,” a political satire in which she played the teenage daughter of a wealthy woman. Later she was chosen from roughly

Carrie Fischer plays the role of Princess Leia. Courtesy of ChicagoNow Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movie series. She was praised for her portrayal of a fierce and powerful heroine who did not need other people to save her. Carrie Fisher was born on October 21st, 1956. Her parents were the actor/singers Eddie Fisher and Deb-

two dozen successful young actresses to play the part of Princess Leia in “Star Wars.” Following the immense success of the film, she reprised the role in three sequels: “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and “The Force Awakens.” Carrie Fisher was also

known for her sharp wit and humor, and her criticisms of fame and Hollywood life and practices. She often poked fun at her own characters and franchises and often played satirical versions of herself in other programs. Fisher struggled with bipolar disorder and drug addictions, and often spoke about these openly. She was praised for her outspokenness and and activism in these matters, which helped reduce stigma and gave support and hope to many. In addition, she wrote several novels inspired by her experiences, and several memoirs as well. Fisher died of cardiac arrest, four days after suffering a stroke on a transatlantic flight. Her survivors include her siblings, Todd Fisher, Tricia Leigh Fisher, and Joely Fisher, and her daughter Billie Lourd. Through her work and her words, she inspired, influenced, and touched the hearts of many.

By: Kennedy Cook in locating military LO’T Reporter material and mines. The Navy Marine MamThe Navy has mal Program at the Space been training aniand Naval Warfare Systems mals since 1960 and Command has successfully has since been suctrained dolphins and sea licessful. After just ons to perform tasks that huone month of being mans are unable to do while in Iraq, the dolphin at sea. The U.S. Navy trains teams cleared 913 its marine animals to locate nautical miles of and retrieve military equipwater, investigated ment, identify intruders ap237 objects, and reproaching restricted areas, covered/destroyed and detect underwater mines over 100 mines. Toand signs of danger by holdgether, the Navy’s ing cameras in their mouths. Navy Dolphin with a locating pinger sea lions and bottleDolphins are extremely leaps out the water. nose dolphins are effective close to shore and Courtesy of Wikepedia smart, versatile, and are seen to be better than very trainable, makmachines at detecting mines. mostly for their eyesight. ing them a great asset to Sea lions, however, are used They are especially useful the United States’ military.

NASA blasts off into the new year By: Sanjana Yerrapothu has teamed up with NASA launching two more misLO’T Reporter to monitor our planet’s cli- sions that will alter our 2016 proved to be a very mate. The agencies will re- understanding of the unisuccessful year for NASA. search issues concerning verse. The Transiting ExoNASA’s rover Curiosity, climate change and aim to planet Survey Satellite will launched August 6, 2012, seek transitiondiscovered more ing exoplanets information about around stars. Earth’s sister planNASA will also et, Mars. Although be launching the there will not be Neutron star Inas many planetary terior Composimissions launched tion ExploreR, in 2017, NASA which will exhas big plans for plore the inside the new year. of neutron stars, For the collapsed example,NASA has core of large been constructing stars. NASA has NASA works hard at their headquarters the Space Launch kicked off the in Washington D.C. System, NASA’s new year with Courtesy of Steemit next heavy-lift an exciting start. rocket, which will An abundance of replace the previous rock- improve weather forecasts new information is sure to et, Saturn V. In addition, with the data collected. surface. Make sure to keep National Oceanic and AtAlong with their many watch as humanity learns mospheric Administration projects, NASA plans on more about the last frontier.

News January 27, 2017


World says fare-“whale” to Tilikum Trump inaugurated amidst protests By: Grafton Carlson LO’T News Editor Tilikum, the 22 foot 12,000 pound orca whale, passed away after living in captivity for 25 years in different SeaWorld parks.

gram in March of last year. A lot of things have led up to the end of this program, including the deaths surrounding the whales and the public shaming of how the orcas are treated.

Tilikum poses for a photo after a show. Courtesy of HubPages The death of this whale will most likely start a new chapter in SeaWorld’s book as they have claimed that he “will not be replaced,” as he is the first orca to to die since SeaWorld announced the end to its breeding pro-

Over his 25 years with SeaWorld, Tilikum has been involved with the deaths of three humans. Two of them being trainers, and the last was a naked man that broke into the enclosure during the night. These deaths, and

how the whales are treated, are part of the reasons the documentary “Blackfish” was created. This documentary criticized the ways the whales were kept captive in small tanks when they are capable of swimming up to a hundred miles a day. Many of the critics were ex-trainers or wildlife experts. On top of the criticisms, the documentary showed how the t h r e e d e a t h s w e r e avoidable and should have been prevented by taking simple precautionary steps. All in all, the death of Tilikum is more than just the death of a whale; it marks a new chapter in how sea animals are treated by the parks they live in.

By: Mandeep Kaur between two groups with denounced as inaccurate. LO’T Reporter distinctly different views. The 2017 inauguration On Friday, January 20, In addition to the domi- also consisted of protests in 2017, the inaugural cer- nant theme of a peace- the downtown area. Many emony was held as the 45th ful transition of power, protesters were hurt and president, Donald J. Trump, the numbers present at more than 200 were arresttook the oath of office. Obama’s inauguration in ed. The protesters held up The inauguration marked 2009 and Trump’s inaugu- signs that read “He is not the start of the 4 year pe- ration in 2017 were com- my president” to show their riod of Donald Trump pared. Due to the cloudy opposition to Trump’s inauas President and Mike skies, accurate satellite im- guration. Also, the Women’s Pence as Vice President. agery is hard to obtain and March took place in which Throughout the inaugu- a precise estimate of crowd individuals from all states ration, the joined to theme of a display their ‘peaceful respect totransition wards womof power’ en. Many of was domithe particinant. For pants in the instance, Wo m e n ’s Senator Roy March had Blunt from a common Missouri belief: to emphasized protect the how “com- Trump shakes the hand of chief justice John Roberts after women in m o n p l a c e being sworn in. their lives. and mi- Courtesy of Overraculous” all, inauthe inauguration day was. size is difficult to decide. guration day consisted of a He further explains these However, high crowd den- peaceful transition of power terms by stating how “every sity can be spotted in these and some heavy opposition. four years since 1789” the satellite imagery and these It was a day when many same oath is taken. Sena- pictures show higher at- individuals displayed their tor Roy Blunt also explains tendance at the 2009 inau- beliefs through protesting the peaceful and enthusi- guration, a fact the presi- and emphasized the demoastic transition of power dent’s press secretary has cratic aspect of this nation.

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Editorial January 27, 2017

DeVos is unfit for role as Secretary of Education

By: Riya Patel LO’ T Editor in Chief    Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, is simply the least ideal choice for the position. Not directly pertinent to the field of education, she has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and political science from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. To add to her lack of qualifications for the position, she has never attended a public school or put her own kids in public schools. Even though this does not directly disqualify her, her complete inexperience in public education makes it pretty difficult for her to understand and relate to the concerns of students and parents struggling with the system.

Questions Related to Education that DeVos Struggles to Answer:

Rights for Disabled Students

Sen. Tim Kaine (D VA): Should all K-12 schools receiving government funding be required to meet the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act? Devos: I think they already are. Kaine: But I’m asking you a “should” question. Should all schools that receive taxpayer funding be required to meet [the law]? DeVos: I think that’s a matter that’s best left to the states Kaine: So some states might be good to kids with disabilities, other states might not be good, and then what? People can just move around the country if they don’t like [the schools]? Furthering her incompetence on the subject of individual rights of students, in a questioning forum by a New Donald Trump stands by his pick for Secretary of EducaHampshire senator and mother of a disabled student, Maggie Hassan, DeVos showed little knowledge of tion, Betsy DeVos. Courtesy of Miami New Times. the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and claimed she “may have confused it” when she did not realize it was a federal civil rights law. Sen. Al Franken (D MN): This brings me to the issue of proficiency, which the senator cited, versus growth. I would like your views on the relative advantage of assessments and using them to measure proficiency or growth. Sen. Christopher Murphy (D CT): Do you think guns have any place in or

Proficiency vs. Growth

Firearms in School around schools?

DeVos: That is best left to locales and states to decide. If the underlying question…[Murphy interjects] Murphy: You can’t say definitively today that guns shouldn’t be in schools?

DeVos: I think if I am understanding your question correctly around proficiency, I would correlate it to competency and mastery, so each student is measured according to the advancements they are making in each subject area. Franken: That’s growth. That’s not proficiency. In other words, the growth they are making is not growth. Proficiency is an arbitrary standard.

DeVos: I will refer back to Senator [Mike] Enzi and the school he was talking about in Wyoming. I think probably there, I would imagine that there is probably a DeVos comes up short trying to answer the question, and senator Franken frustrated with her insufficient understanding of the topic finishes the conversagun in the schools to protect from potential grizzlies. tion with a direct statement about his disappointment with the fact that they are unable to debate about such a significant topic in education. According to DeVos, because of “potential grizzlies” students should Feature Editors: Dana Plagenz & Isabel Zimmerman Editors-In-Chief: Pranjal Kadwe & Riya Patel endanger themselves and others with firearms in schools. This is yet Sports Editors: Katherine Douglas & Anna Finch News Editors: Grafton Carlson, Karthik Prakash, & Abhi Sodhani another example of DeVos trying not Head Photographer: Micah Gentry & Brandon Zetina to answer a question directly and Focus Editors: Ava Gomez, Savannah Hampton & Siddhi Kapur looking even more uninformed on an Business Manager: Connor Dessert Entertainment Editors: Truman & William VanVooren issue. It should go without saying, but grizzlies are not a common threat Advisors: Heidi Norcross & Jay Bohnsack across the nation.







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your last semester of high By: Pranjal Kadwe school if you are not sure of LO’ T Editor in Chief The inauguration of your future plans. Some of Trump has caused many to you may know you are going feel disheartened. Our new to college without knowing president’s beliefs go against for sure what you want to do LGBT and even climate career-wise. Do not worry; change, something that has many other seniors feel the been proven by facts. For same way. I know plenty those who don’t support him, of people who went into it is easy to feel as though your college thinking they would voice is not being heard; it major in one thing and end can be a hopeless and painful up switching the next year. time. Yet the grieving should It is difficult to know what not stop you from doing what you desire in a career without you can to have a voiced taking any college classes opinion. People can email at all. Going in undeclared senators, representatives, does not have to be a reason or even local politicians. to stress; instead, it is simply There may be activists in the a way to test the possibilities community supporting your before making a decision. cause. A simple method at the Many freshmen may be tip of your fingertips is social struggling to make new media. As a student, there are friends. An easy method to plenty of other peers who feel meet new people is to get the same way that you do. involved in the high school. Get in touch with them and People voicing their opinions against Trump during the Women’s March at Washington. Courtesy of There are plenty of clubs or coming in after class to talk to your teacher. Your teacher share opinions with these likeorganizations, and many of wants to see you succeed in the class, so he or she would them do not require a significant time commitment. If you minded people. Furthermore, if your previous semester did not go too be more than willing to help. I have personally had plenty are looking for a bigger time commitment, you can get smoothly, then you may have concerns going into this next of study sessions with friends before big tests; getting involved in theatre or sports. Either way, you are almost one. If your grades have left you feeling discouraged, start quizzed by other people is a very beneficial method of guaranteed new friends and acquaintances who share the memorizing information. If same interests as you. no one is available, Quizlet is Whatever the issue may be, remember that this another resource that you are new upcoming semester is a good time to turn a new missing out on if you haven’t leaf. Whether you are a freshman, senior, or just any been using it yet. misunderstood individual, there are plenty of ways to quell Seniors: you may be your concerns. getting worried going into

LO’T Editorial Policy

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Focus December 16, 2016

“Hello, Goodbye”

Making 2017 a year to remember By: Lily Glackin LO’T Reporter From technological advances to new seasons of our favorite TV series, 2017 has many great things to come. To begin, on August 21, 2017, there will be a total solar eclipse throughout the United States. This is the first Solar Eclipse of the 21st century, and the next one won’t be for another 7 years, in 2024. Although this won’t hit every spot in the US, places like Southern Illinois University have already begun planning Solar Eclipse parties. A positive thing for theatre is that the captivating record selling Broadway show “Hamilton” is going national. This means that you won’t have to travel to New York or Chicago to see the musical, and although Chicago is very close to us, this will be wonderful news for those in other states. The medical field is creating new procedures as well: the head transplant. The Eastern World is researching the positives and negatives of transplanting the head of one patient whose limbs are unable to work properly and placing it onto the body of a brain dead person whose limbs do function. However,

this is not ethical in the Western World so this procedure will not reach these areas in 2017. Of course, technology is always excelling, and in addition to the head transplant being planned, Pilot is another technological advancement that 2017 has in store for us. Waverly Labs has created a ‘smart’ earpiece that can translate different languages. Pilot earpieces can translate 5 different languages (English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) and comes in 3 different colors. These devices come out in May of 2017 and will change the language barriers between individuals who speak different languages. Last but not least is the arrival of new seasons from our favorite TV series. As “Stranger Things” became a hit Netflix series in 2016, we grew more and more excited for the season 2 premiere. Although there is not a certain release date, it must come out in 2017, right? Besides “Stranger Things,” there are exciting new seasons of “Game of Thrones,” “The Fosters” and “Will and Grace.” Whether you are a thespian, astrologist, or an average teen waiting for more things to watch on Netflix, there is much to look forward to in 2017.

December 16, 2016

You say yes, I say no You say stop and I say go go go, oh no

You say goodbye and I say hello Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello Hello hello Donald J. Trump swore in as the 45th American president last Friday. Photo courtesy of People Magazine

Trump plans for the future

By: Elizabeth Swank LO’T Reporter After one of the most hotly debated elections in American history, Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Trump released statements last October with plans for his first 100 days in office, and he’s already put some of these efforts in motion in his first daysigning executive orders to repeal Obamacare. Also on his agenda: imposing term limits on Congress, uniting with blue collar workers to keep jobs and factories on US Soil, restoring rule of law, funding the con-

struction of the Mexican/ American wall, and rebuilding everything from military bases to inner-city schools. His economic plan, he estimates, will grow the economy 4% every year and create at least 25 million jobs. Trump pledged to restore prosperity, honesty and security to the US government. But while some criticize Trump for his lack of specifics, others hope he will stay true to his word and make real improvements for the US. Only time, and his first 100 days in office, will tell if President Trump stays true to these promises.

Posters promoting Trump’s inauguration. Courtesy of KTUU.


Moline Maroon takes on Washington, D.C.

By: Emme Schwabe LO’T Focus Editor Savannah Hampton, Moline High junior was selected for the 2017 Spring Senate Page Program. She will intern alongside 29 other pages, all high school juniors, at the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. Appointed by Senator Dick Durbin, she will be serving the Democrats and Independents. Her primary job will be delivering correspondence to Senators, delivering bills and attend-

As we enter 2017, we look back to the classic by the Beatles, “Hello, Goodbye” and greet the new year while we bid 2016 farewell.

I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello I say high, you say low

ing votes and discussions in the Senate Chamber. She will begin work an hour before the Senate convenes and end an hour after they disperse. As the program will take up half of her junior year, she will continue her school year while in D.C. at the U.S. Senate Page School. Her duties in Congress will occupy a majority of her day, so she’ll have classes from 6:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.. Savannah shares her thoughts about the big transition, stating, “I’m

most excited to see government in the works and share the experience with high schoolers from around the country who are also interested in politics.” Even with the amazing opportunity at hand, Savannah says that she will miss “all the things going on this semester: prom, track, the newspaper, and spending time with friends in the warmer weather.” Savannah will be leaving for D.C. January 27th and begin her internship on January 29th.

You say why and I say I don’t know, oh no You say goodbye and I say hello Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello Why why why why why why do you say goodbye goodbye, oh no? You say goodbye and I say hello Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello You say yes (I say yes) I say no (But I may mean no) You say stop (I can stay) and I say go go go (Till it’s time to go), oh Oh no You say goodbye and I say hello Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello Hela heba helloa Hela heba helloa, cha cha cha Hela heba helloa, wooo Hela heba helloa, hela Hela heba helloa, cha cha cha Hela heba helloa, wooo Hela heba helloa, cha cah cah

Season Two of “Stranger Things” is highly anticipated for 2017. Photo courtesy of IMDb.


Songwriters: John Lennon / John Winston Lennon / Paul Mccartney / Paul James Mccartney Hello, Goodbye lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Obama leaves behind a legacy By: Lily Glackin LO’T Reporter Obama came into office ready to handle the 2008 financial crisis. While helping the US become more financially stable, he allowed for 17 million people to gain jobs. Not only that economically, he reduced tax for millions of other Americans. Obama also won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for efforts on strengthening international diplomacy and reducing the US nuclear warhead stockpile by 10%. Not only that, but he reformed health care, savings thousands of Americans lives. The Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, was passed in 2010, allowing Americans to precautionary care and reduce the cost of emergency room visits. Environmentally, Obama had carbon reduction regula-

tions announced in 2014 and then enacted the Clean Power Plan in 2015. He also led efforts to finalize International Climate Agreement. Not only did President Obama accomplish many things but so did the First Lady, Michelle. Michelle Obama launched “Let’s Move!,” trying to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity. The “Let’s Move!” campaign brought new food standards and supported more students with free or reduced lunch through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. So, yes, you can thank Mrs. Obama for our new lunch menus. Although many of us are ready for a change, reflecting on what the Obamas have accomplished over these 8 years is an important aspect to understanding the change people are waiting for.

Savannah Hampton poses with the Capital Building, her new office, in the background. Photo courtesy of Savannah Hampton


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8 Entertainment January 27, 2017

Rogue One reinvents R u n The J e we ls 3 : the Star Wars name A stellar new album By Truman Van Vooren LO’T Entertainment CoEditor Rogue One is the newest entry in the Star Wars series. It is directed by Gareth Edwards and was released in December. Rogue One had the near impossible task of following Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as being the first of the spinoffs the franchise plans

however, it struggles with pacing and development of some characters.To begin, the movie’s plot takes place between episode three, Revenge of The Sith, and four, A New Hope. It follows the story of a group of soldiers and pilots who have to get the original Death Star plans after seeing a small amount of the station’s power. Some of

acter development and pacing. For example, as the movie begins, it starts off on Jyn Erso (the main character) as a kid and gives some backstory, but then the movie goes to present time and introduces tons of new characters, which can be confusing. Also, most of the action scenes in the middle of the film are minor compared to the later ones.

By: William Van Vooren LO’T Entertainment CoEditor

Run the Jewels, also known as RTJ, is a duo consisting of two rappers, Killer Mike and El-P. Their newest album was unexpectedly released 3 weeks early on December 24, 2016. I had never heard of the duo before and saw something on Reddit about their new release. I saw their album cover and thought it was cool so I gave the album a listen. This was a great decision as this album didn’t disappoint with a good amount of songs and runtime at 14 songs and 52 minutes. Run the Jewels is fastly identifiable as “industrial” hip hop with the type of production in the songs.

This is apparent in songs like “Stay Gold” when Killer Mike and El-P talk about high fiving right after high fiving noises are played in the background or the song “Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) [feat. Tunde Adebimpe]” where a soundbyte from “The Twilight Zone” is used to open the song and a part from one of MLK’s speeches is used to end the song. Also to note, this album does a fantastic job of going from one song to another with good transitions, making it better to listen to the songs in order instead of on shuffle. Another area where RTJ shines is their lyrics. Some of the lyrics that come to mind are in songs such as “A Report to the Shareholders/

Kill Your Masters” where El-P raps “This life’ll stress you like Orson Welles on the radio” referring to the infamous radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds that caused panic or in the song “Hey Kids (Bumaye)[feat. Danny Brown],” where Danny Brown raps, “Word Architect, when I arch the tech, I’ll part ya’ neck” using multi-syllabic rhyming. Overall this album is definitely worth a listen as there are so many songs that are good. Some of my favorites include: “Call Ticketron”, “Hey Kids (Bumaye) [feat. Danny Brown]”, “Oh Mama”, and “A Report to the Shareholders/ Kill Your Masters.” I give this album a 9/10 rating as it exceeded all of my expectations.

Rogue One Promotional Poster. Photocred:

to add. The movie does a good job at distancing itself from the main series by introducing a new cast of characters, some more memorable than others. The other difference is how the movie has no real jedi as the main hero and takes more of a the soldier’s point of view. The movie has incredible moments along with a good plot and amazing special effects;

the movie’s best moments are when the team is all together and they have to work as a whole to stop the incoming enemy. The movie, of course, stays on top of the special effects and the soundtrack standards of the other movies, even without well-respected composer John Williams. Even though the movie has some incredible highs, it does struggle with char-

It gets much better once the battle on Scariff begins, which is about the last thirty minutes of the movie. In conclusion, Rogue One, even with its minor flaws, is still one of the better movies this year based on the amount of great scenes and the fact that it gives a new perspective into the well-known Star Wars franchise. Overall 8/10.

Run the Jewels’ members Killer Mike and El-P. Photocred:

Feature January 27, 2017


Dana’s DIY Treats Lies you tell yourself every new semester

Cute Rice Krispies! Photo Credit: Ingredients: 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal 1 10 oz package of marshmallows 3 tbsp. butter Melting chocolate Valentine’s Day sprinkles Also needed: Heart shaped cookie cutter Wax paper 9”x13” pan Step 1: Make Rice Krispies Melt butter in large saucepan Add marshmallows to saucepan and stir until melted Add Rice Krispies cereal and stir until evenly coated Pour Rice Krispies into pan Press down Rice Krispies with hands until evenly distributed Step 2: Cut into heart shapes Before the Rice Krispies cool, cut out as many heart-shaped treats as you can Use your hands to combine leftover treats and cut out more hearts Step 3: Decorate Melt chocolate according to directions Place dipped treats onto wax paper Scatter sprinkles over treats Step 4: Enjoy! Share these with your significant other, friends, or family for a tasty Valentine’s Day treat However, If you plan on spending Valentine’s Day alone, then feel free to shamlessley binge-eat the whole batch

By: Abhi Sodanhi LO’T News Editor “I’ll do all my homework.” Maybe this will be true for the first day, week, or maybe even the first month if you’re particularly motivated. But doing homework never lasts. “I’ll get more organized.” It doesn’t matter how many trapper binders you own. First, you start with a folder for each class. Then, you accidentally put one assignment in another class’s folder. From there, it just goes downhill, and you end up with one folder that probably has more pages in it than your history textbook.

“I’ll stop procrastinating.” Honestly, this bullet point doesn’t need further explanation. Why do homework when you can tweet about having too much homework instead? “I will get to bed at a reasonable hour.” Netflix is upping its game this year, and you should too. Don’t stop at just five hours of binge-watching. Strive for more; eight, ten, or twelve hours is reasonable. The sky is the limit. “I will fill out my planner.” You will lose your planner before you have the opportunity to fill it out.

“I will stop wearing sweatpants every day!” Jeans equal sandpaper and restricted movement. Sweatpants have much broader appeal. You don’t have to actually change for gym class and the athleisure look is in. Plus, sweatpants feel like warm hugs for your legs. “I am going to get more involved with clubs and activities!” For seniors, college decisions have already been made, so don’t worry about fluffing up your college app any longer. For any other class, you’re probably busy enough. Think

long and hard before trying to commit yourself to any more activities. “Just one more episode.” One episode turns into two, then three, then four. Pretty soon you’re at the cliffhanger end of a season, so might as well start onto the next. “I won’t hit my snooze button more than once.” A very easy fix to this problem is to dismiss all your alarms and just don’t wake up at all. “I am going to study before the day of the test.” A much more realistic goal is to study during lunch the day of the test.


Feature January 27, 2017

Five things to leave in 2016 By: Ashley Oerman LO’T Reporter 1. Gorilla Memes Harambe, we will never forget you. May you live on in our minds, but hopefully not our social media feeds, forever.

and/or alienating mental illness, perpetuating the stigma encompassing mental illnesses and growing wrongful beliefs about it. This year, commit yourself to understanding mental illness as the common and human phenomena it is. Be a part of the compassionate few; open your mind and your heart to those in need.

2. The Election 2016 was an election year, so naturally, politics were a hot issue. Don’t let social media, parents, or friends influence your opinion.

4. Procrastination and Self Doubt The early bird catches the worm! How amazing would your accomplishments be if you hadn’t have maybe put them off initially? This year, commit yourself to giving your full, best effort from the first day any given project is available to you.

3. Ignoring Mental Illness According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 1 in 5 (18.5% to be exact) of American adults suffer from some type of mental illness, whether that be depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. Many times, people tune into movies often dramatizing

5. Incessant Jenner “Updates” There are other things going on in the world, besides Kylie’s “scandalous” selfie or Kendall’s end-of-the-world “breakout.”

100 years of LO’T advertisements

By: Kaity Miner LO’T Reporter Local businesses have graced the pages of Line

O’ Type since the paper began in 1917. The first few decades of LOT advertisements encompassed food,

clothes, and activities. In the 1930s, for example, nearly every issue included ads by local favorites such as Lagomarcino’s, the Y.M.C.A., and the Fisk and Loosley Company. The Lagomarcino’s ad urged readers to come on over for “Good Things to Eat,” while the Y.M.C.A. invited students to bowl with friends. The clothing ads, such as the one from the Fisk and Loosley Company, appealed mostly to men with deals on suits and dress apparel. Later in the ‘60s, clothing advertisements began to focus on An advertisement in the 1931 Line O’Tpye displays suits for sale for shoes. Featured only $22.50. Photo Credit: Dana Plagenz

on Kinney Shoes’ ads were heels for $6.99 and Kinney “Kapers,” which were low tops available in a variety of colors, much like today’s Converse shoes but for only $2.99. With such a large focus on shoes, ads for socks became popular in the late 1960s. Mosenfelders advertised their crew socks, closely resembling Nike socks today, for merely $1.50 a pair. Present day ads have changed quite a bit from their predecessors. Up until this year, the LO’T advertisements and paper had always been black and white. Nowadays, advertisements manipulate colors and creatively snag the attention of students. Some ads use incentives to read the paper, such as free Whitey’s ice cream. While Line O’ Type has seen a variety of ads evolve over the last century, old and new local ads are a constant reminder of all the Quad Cities has to offer.

Sports January 27, 2017

Rios breaks WB6 record

500 is the magic number By: Anna Finch LO’T Sports Editor Even though this is Coach Sean Taylor’s first season with the Moline boys’ basketball team, his years of previous coaching experience are assets to Moline Basketball.. Before coming to MHS, Coach Taylor coached at multiple high schools in Illinois and has achieved multiple state tournament appearances, a state championship, and an induction into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Despite all of these noteworthy accomplishments, Coach Taylor experienced one significant milestone during his first season at

By:Kiya Richie LO’T Reporter Crystal Rios has worked tirelessly for the 2016-17 basketball season since long before it began. During the Maroon’s January 12th loss to the Rock Island Rocks, Rios set a new Western Big Six record for the most three-pointers made in one game with 10 completions to bypass the previous mark set by former Lady Maroon Alyssa Brems in 2015. Looking retrospectively, she sees her performance during the game as a reflection of her off-season work. “There was a feeling of success because of all of the hours I put into getting better in the summer and fall,” Rios says. She elaborates that her 31-point showing was not part of the game plan going into the matchup with Rock

Crystal Rios smiles ter breaking the WB6 Photo By: Riya Patel

By: Katherine Douglas LO’T Sports Editor The 2016-17 NFL Playoffs have been notably dominated by standouts during the regular season. In the NFC, the Seattle Seahawks decisively advanced past the Wild Card round with a 26-6 win over the Detroit Lions, although the team was soundly defeated by the dominant Atlanta Falcons (11-5) the following week. Even with Atlanta’s sound performance led by Quarterback Matt Ryan, a true Cinderella story emerged in the NFC out of snowy Wisconsin, capturing the attention of millions of fans.

Riding the momentum of a Championship game was ish,” yet injuries and mul- Bay amounted in a decisive six-game winning streak at set to be a “race to the fin- tiple interceptions for Green loss for the team, 21-44. the conclusion of In the East, the the regular season, AFC playoffs were the Green Bay dominated by Bill Packers clinched Belichick and the a Wild-Card vicNew England Patory against the triots. The Houston New York Giants, Texans and Kansas and emerged on City Chiefs recordtop in Dallas after ed victories dura nail-biting, 34ing the Wild Card 31 win thanks to a round, but neither 51 yard field goal advanced past the on the final play Divisional round the of regulation time. following week. As After impressive a result, the rivalry performances between Steelers from both Packand Patriots flourers and Falcons Tom Brady celebrates his win in the AFC Championship Game. ished for the second alike, the NFC Photo Courtesy of time this season on

Island, but it was certainly a welcome surprise. Rios did not improve by miracle, however. Hours of work got her to where she is right now. She even took up another sport, a quite daunting one, to stay in shape

during the fall. “Running cross country along with Coach SantAmour’s challenging strength workouts really helped me with my game,” she explains. Rios also was a member of the 2015 and 2016 Girls Var-

sity Track and Field teams. This balance of endurance with power gave her the impeccable skills needed to set a Western Big Six Conference record. Working with her new head coach, Rios welcomes the future and is confident that Coach SantAmour can help her achieve even more success. “She trusts me;” Rios states, “we bonded my freshman year, and she pushes me get better.” A relationship such as this can only be constructive for the senior and will drive her to continue improving Overall, Rios is a prime example of how hard work pays off. Her work ethic has earned her statewide recognition and Maroon of the a few weeks afMonth status, both of which three-point record. she very well deserves.


Moline. On December 17, 2016, the Maroons earned a 55-39 victory against North Scott at Augustana’s Carver P.E. Center for the 23rd Annual Genesis Shootout. The team was excited about the outcome of the game, but in addition to improving the team’s record, this win also marked a huge milestone for Coach Taylor: his 500th win. “The best part about this accomplishment has been the amount of support that I have received from all of my current and former players,” Coach Taylor says; “it has really allowed me to reflect on the relationships that I have been honored to have in both my coaching and teaching careers.”

Patriots and Falcons score Superbowl LI

Sunday at the AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh. However, similar to the NFC Title Game result, the Patriots obtained an early lead and did not relinquish it; during the 36-17 win, Brady threw for a franchise play-off best 384 yards and three touchdowns his seventh consecutive AFC Championships appearance. With decisive victories by the Falcons and Patriots in each team’s respective conference, the Superbowl will likely feature close scores and awe-inspiring plays. Coverage of the game in Houston begins at 5:30pm on Sunday, February 5th.


Sports January 27, 2017

Harding confident in new coach

like Brody needed to step athlete, Harding comments By: Kiya Richie it up. When asked if this that Coach Taylor has made LO’T Reporter The boys basketball team transition of roles was diffi- the transition uncomplihas gone through cated and has done some major renoa great job with vations between the the program. “He 2015-16 and 2016helped us realize 17 seasons. Graduthat if we buy into ating four startwhat he’s teaching, ers, new additions we can really be and changes in the something special. Brick House and He has a ton of a new head coach positive energy,” are some daunting Brody explains. things to face all While he does at once. However, not boast about his some underclassown performances, man leadership, Harding himself especially that of is an integral part Brody Harding, has of the team. His come into play to skills and game continue the team’s are mature enough success in this to help our boys time of growing reach victory, and pains. However, his leadership is even with a youth- Harding dribbles the basketball at a Moline valued greatly ful squad, the boys home game. in the program. and Coach Taylor Photo Courtesy of Steve Novak. Lastly when asked have high expectathe most importions for themselves. “Even cult, Harding replied, “The tant question, “Will we beat though we have a young older guys helped a lot. We UT?,” his answer was the team, we know we can beat no longer look at ourselves one we all wanted to hear. any team in the confer- as ‘sophomores,’ but as just “Of course!!” ence,” Harding says. one varsity team.” While acGo support Brody, Coach With the loss of some climating to a new coaching Taylor, and the rest of our seniors, younger players style is challenging for any boys!

Genesis IL/IA Shootout results By: Lacey McMillion were only trailing Pleasant up put them against North LO’T Reporter To ring in the new year, both the girls and boys basketball teams competed in the Genesis Illinois/Iowa Shootout at Augustana College. The tournament in its 23rd year pits area squads from Illinois against their counterparts across the river. On January 7th, the Lady Maroons took on Pleasant Valley in the second to last game of the day. At the end of the first quarter the girls

Valley with a score of 1916. In the second quarter, the Spartans broke away from the Lady Maroons, ending the half 33-22. However, Moline was not prepared to go down without a strong fight. The girls battled hard, but unfortunately, the final score was 58-41, a tough loss for the Maroons. Three weeks beforehand, the Moline boys tested their resilience in tournament play. Their opening match-

Scott, and former Maroon Bailey Basala. By the end of the game, Moline sealed the decisive victory, 55-39. The win was very significant. Junior Guard Nolan Griffin elatedly described the significance of the win for himself and his team. “It was very rewarding for us because that marked Coach Taylor’s 500th career win,” he says. The results of the Genesis Shootout are some that will definitely not be forgotten.

Mark your calendar!

1/27 Boys’ Basketball Moline vs Rock Island 1/30 Girls’ Bowling Moline @ WB6 Meet 2/16 Girls’ Basketball Moline @ Regional Final 2/17 Boys’ Basketball Moline vs Alleman

MHS LineOType January 2017  

It's the 100th Volume of the Moline High School student newspaper, LineOType. This is the January 2017 issue. Look for nostalgic recollectio...

MHS LineOType January 2017  

It's the 100th Volume of the Moline High School student newspaper, LineOType. This is the January 2017 issue. Look for nostalgic recollectio...