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May 19, 2017

Volume 100, Issue 7



May 19, 2017

MHS students get jiggy at the Figge

By: Kier Cook LO’T Reporter Prior to the dance, on Wednesday, May 3rd, Moline High School put on a huge Operation Prom performance to show students the dangers of drinking and driving, as well as distracted driving by any means. With the help of the Moline Police Department, Moline Fire Department, Coroner’s office, and Rafferty Funeral Home, the students involved in MHS theater acted out a drunk driving car crash where Alissa Krogman and Hailey Neels passed away. Aaron Miller played the part of the drunk driver who was the cause of the accident. The purpose of all this was to deter students from committing these terrible acts and to show them alternatives to drinking and driving. A few days later on Saturday, May 6th, the Moline High School Prom was held in the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa for the first time in school history. The theme was Beauty and the Beast, so the pictures at the dance featured a border with the Beauty and the Beast on it. The dance was held at the Figge as a change to the usual venue. Student Congress hoped that in doing so more students would want to attend the dance. According to Aaron Miller, “It was a great last dance even though the Figge was a little smaller of a place than we’re used to. It was still cool to have a change of venues for our senior prom.” Because so many people were fans of the venue change, it would only make sense to hold future school dances at the Figge or similar locations. On top of the change of venues being a plus, the weather was absolutely phenomenal. With a high temperature of around 70 degrees and sunny skies, taking outdoor pictures wasn’t a problem for anyone. Many groups were seen taking photos at the John Deere World Headquarters, Oakwood Country Club, Butterworth Center, along with many more places prior to the dance. Along with pictures, groups were seen eating dinner at places like Steventon’s, Granite City, Osaka Hibachi Bar & Grille, and Huckleberry’s.

Above clockwise from left: A group of prom-goers, Hannah Grigsby, Kaleb Aguirre, Krystina Philips, Katlyn Lemaire, Ethan Johnson, Jacob Newberry, Maggie Driscoll, Another group of Moline High School students, Kier Cook, Payton Hostens, Morgan Turnmire, Alec Weeks, group of prom-goers. Below from left: Anna Finch, Mckenzi Mitchell, Tatyana Simmons and her date All photos ourtesy of photo submission

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Mrs. Heiar

Mrs. Heiar plans on a quieter retirement, first catching up on housework and then offering her time to be more available to her parents and her students. She will continue to do homebound tutoring and provide special education services. Mrs. Heiar does have a lot on her plate for the coming year including a new teaching experience at Upper Iowa University in Bettendorf as an adjunct instructor and in the fall supervising student teachers for Photography, Videography, and Embroidery. When asked if she is nervous for retirement, Mrs. Heiar stayed true to her lighthearted, humorous personality responding, “I truly am not nervous about retirement; probably because I’ve never done it before and have no idea of what to expect.” She is thankful for the opportunity to “help shape the minds of students in the Moline School District,” but adds that, “now it’s time to let someone else have fun with it.”

Mr. Tiry Mr. Tiry is unsure about his plans for retirement but is con-

sidering spending a semester studying literature and creative writing in Mexico. He admits he’s slightly indifferent and a little nervous about what to do with himself, but will continue playing the piano, reading, and enjoying life with his wife. Though he says it’s clic h e , T i r y says his favorite moments at Mol i n e happen when t h e “light g o e s on” and students become interested in what they learn, the times when students pull him out of the seriousness of teaching and make him laugh. His advice to future retirees is to “try to enjoy the good times you have in the classroom and let the bad times slide.”

News May 19, 2017


By: Logan Pauley LO’T Reporter

Mr. Slater

While he doesn’t expect to be going to the tropics any time soon, Mr. Slater does plan to enjoy serving others and spending time in the great outdoors through increased volunteer work at his church, the Rock Island Historical Society, and the no-kill animal shelter. Mr. Slater calls himself an avid bird-watcher, remarking that, “My wife and I will use our pop-up camper more when I retire. We love camping in state and national parks across the country.” He says he’s ready for retirement, but he will miss the interaction with students and colleagues in the social studies department.

Mrs. Gross


Mrs. Gross, married for an incredible 37 years, will be spending time in Omaha right after retirement with her 1 year old granddaughter. Then she will be meeting her son, a Detachment Commander for the U.S. Marines, at the U.S. Embassy in Mozambique. She looks forward to the freedom to travel with her husband and to go camping and canoeing across the U.S. Mrs. Gross is grateful to have worked with so many great staff members as she’s helped prepare students for life in her F.A.C.S. classes.

Madame Larson

Mrs. Gross, Mr. Slater, Mrs. Heiar, Mrs. Larson, and Mr. Tiry will be leaving us this year as five outstanding and hardworking retirees. Each has done so much here at Moline serving the generation after them, and each has a plan that will take them on a new adventure in life: Mozambique to Omaha to the trees of the Quad Cities.

Mrs. Larson will be visiting her family in France, spending time with her husband Ward and her 3 children and 6 grandchildren. She plans to pursue her hobby for photography and will even be a Guardian for the Honor fight for Veterans. Mrs. Larson says her favorite moments at Moline “are the surprise birthday parties students had for me. The kind letters, cards and art works my students gave me, I treasure them all.” She will miss the day to day contact with the students and teaching staff, especially her best friend Dawn Johnson. Mrs. Larson says she isn’t nervous about retirement, and instead is looking forward to retirement with eagerness. Mrs. Larson’s advice for future retirees is to “enjoy every day as you pursue your career and look to the future to plan an enjoyable retirement.”

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Editorial May 19, 2017

Reflecting on the last chapter of youth

By: Pranjal Kadwe LO’T Editor in Chief

to get work done. While I wish I came out of high school as the perfect student, I know I have plenty to improve on in college. “Make the best of these next four years. Go to all of the Yes, finally. College: the huge part of my life that I have school dances. Try out for sports. Get involved in extrabeen anticipating for years. The thought of graduation is curricular activities. Step out of your comfort zone.” exhilarating for me, and I am excited to end this chapter in This advice given by upperclassmen was difficult to my life and move on to bigger and better things. However, take seriously, and I skeptically assumed they were exagmy naive freshman mind was wrong; these past four years, gerating. Since freshman year I have been looking forward I have sincerely enjoyed my high school days even though to college. I always thought it should be easy to live in the I have always looked forward to college. moment and truly enjoy my high school days, but my anSeniors, and all other high schoolers, make the most ticipation for furthering my education seemed to outshine of these next couple the present. weeks. While we But as my freshman may not miss the year progressed, I nolarge black fans in ticed myself unintenthe hallways and the tionally following the unbearable heat of guidance that I had origthe third floor, we inally chosen to ignore. will all be experiencTennis took up my fall ing our favorite moafternoons, and I utilized ments as “lasts” until the rest of my freshman graduation. year to explore various So now, I am the clubs like Line O’ Type graduating senior and Student Congress. passing down the I made so many friendsame advice that was ships and memories that passed down to me. I was forced to admit the Underclassmen, you truth in the typical high Line O’ Type Editors hold up one of our issues from a previous month. will feel like you school cliches about get- Courtesy of Madilyn Perez have heard it all a milting involved. lion times: from the Simply exploring school activities was definitely not the first day of Link Crew orientation when they tell you that only factor that made high school worthwhile. Whether it everything counts, from the constant nagging of staff to was eating in the cafeteria for a whole year before realizget involved this club or that sport, and from the uppering I should just bring a lunch or befriending new people classmen to go to all of the school events and show your every year who I never would have imagined myself interMoline pride. acting with during freshman year, every little aspect of my I am here to tell you that they are not wrong. While it’s days here added to the experience. I will never forget my easy to feel that the future life beyond high school is more days in engineering of building trebuchets and cardboard exciting, we are all still here for a large chunk of our youth. boats. Or even the many all-nighters attempting to study So don’t waste your time here, and make it worthwhile. for AP US History tests the next morning. Every play I Trust me; you won’t regret it. attended, every teacher I connected with, every game I superfanned for, and every Editors-In-Chief: Pranjal Kadwe & Riya Patel new thing I tried was worth the memory. In the past four years, my knowledge News Editors: Grafton Carlson, Karthik Prakash, & Abhi Sodhani in the academic world expanded tremendously. Obviously, I gained plenty of Focus Editors: Siddhi Kapur & Kaity Miner knowledge in the subjects I studied, but I learned plenty of other important lessons Entertainment Editors: Truman VanVooren & William VanVooren about managing time, maintaining a good Advisors: Heidi Norcross & Jay Bohnsack work ethic, and collaborating with friends


Feature Editors: Dana Plagenz & Isabel Zimmerman Sports Editors: Katherine Douglas & Anna Finch Head Photographer: Brandon Zetina Business Manager: Connor Dessert Circulation Manager: Kier Cook

Editorial May 19, 2017


Freedom of speech; it’s a right and an obligation By: Riya Patel LO’T Editor-in-Chief In recent years free speech, especially on college campuses has swayed far from its definition. Freedom of speech as defined by Merriam Webster is “the legal right to express one’s opinions freely.” As many recent commencement speeches have shined light on, there is a growing intolerance for opposing opinions amongst students. Although millennials are thought to be open-minded and accepting of change, many are opposing conservatives more and more for having “close-minded” viewpoints contradicting their own ideas. Free speech is a tool to express ideas without restriction; however, the extreme hostility students practice against others’ contradicting opinions, deter students from sharing their own views. They keep quiet because they don’t want to be targeted for having a different way of thinking. In fact, according to CNN’s “Free Expression on Campus: A Survey of U.S. College Students, “54% say the climate on their campus prevents some people from saying what they believe because others might find it offensive.” So even the liberals who claim they are advocates of change in order to stop exclusivity due to race, gender, etc., do not tolerate other viewpoints in general. In these cases

people are preventing others from even getting a chance to express their opinions. For instance, in the recent commencement ceremonies, students booed honorary speakers and politicians without listening to what they have to say. This is an obstruction of someone else’s freedom of speech, and it is irrelevant if their opinion is coherent to their own. It is okay for people to disagree with others, but first they must listen and accept the fact that there will always be conflicting opinions. Students need to start practicing civil behaviors, and they need to learn from and listen to other perspectives whether or not they agree with them. Although people should be accepting of other opinions, freedom of expression is an American liberty, and people need to stop abusing this privilege. After Trump’s election, there is definitely an increase in outspoken conservatives who think continuing to racially profile and practice other hate methods similar to our president are acceptable. In fact, two days after his election, Yasmine Ramachandra, a student at Oberlin College in Ohio, “walked through a campus racial profiling protest where a group of counterprotesting bikers called her a terrorist and demanded she leave the country.” For this instance along with many others, there is no reason to use one’s right to speak freely as a platform to belittle others. The purpose of free speech is to give a voice to those being

oppressed and demand better treatment based on evidence of injustices. Using freedom of speech as a forum to target groups of people without purpose is simply an abuse of our American privileges. For example, when Milo Yiannopoulos, a British outspoken editor for the Breitbart News, tried to convince students at University of California in Berkeley, as well as other universities, that hate speech is as acceptable as a form of free speech, he experienced a huge outburst of opposition. Speaking out against minority groups, Yiannopoulos triggered liberal students who make up the majority of universities trying to offer “important perspectives,” claiming rape culture doesn’t exist and targeting Black Lives Matter activists. He even fired at feminists stating their motives come from the fact that they are simply “deeply physically unattractive.” There’s no denying that he should be allowed to express his beliefs, but are his beliefs ones that should be expressed? Is it acceptable for colleges to passively allow his malevolent messages to be spread by giving him a forum to speak? The shift in attitude from both conservatives and liberals is more definitely evident post-election. Conservatives believe they have a platform behind Trump to unecessarily spread hate, and liberals are becoming more intolerant to ideas outside of their own viewpoints. A difference in opinions is important, but when people are speaking out for the sole purpose of forming and sharing prejudices against groups they do not relate to, despite their political or social backgrounds, they are simply choosing to use their words to attack. The point of free speech is to express your own ideas. People should use this right as a way to spread positive ideas that influence society in ways beneficial to all, not just certain minority groups. With the ability to speak out against what we believe can be unjust, we are also granted the ability to change peoples’ mindsets for the better, and help them become more accepting of others.

LO’T Editorial Policy

Line O’Type is the official school-sponsored paper of Moline High School. The paper is published by the students under the supervision of faculty advisors for the Moline High School community. The staff will strive to accurately report school, local, state, and national news that affects high school students. Line O’Type Signals is also a forum open to students, faculty and administration to encourage the airing of opinions respresenting all sides of an issue. All submitted material must be signed, due to a code passed by the school board. All responses or questions regarding editorials should be directed to your Editors-in-Chief, Pranjal Kadwe and Riya Patel, and faculty advisors, Heidi Norcross and Jay Bohnsack



May 19, 2017

Moline High School’s class of 2017 seniors are going places Augustana College Abbi Yodts Ben Castro Camryn Flippo Christian Sotero Grant Estes Jessie Lobb Julie Metot Lucas Petre Luke McMillan Peyton Hansen Rebecca Schaechter

Black Hawk College Abigail Hahn Adrien Reese Alden Marske Austin Schoeve Autumn Frerichs Avery Carroll Brandon Montero Carla Islas Cody Daniels Djibril Diallo Dylan Duvall Dylan Johnson Eduardo Villagomez Elijah Earnest Ellie Cruse EmmaLooneyBertram Grace Moneymaker Hannah Hills Isabella Volk Isaiah Randall Jamie Ramirez Justin Kelly Kameron Mattson Kira Rose Kyle Mattson Lindsay Cox Liset Sierra Luz Rodriguez Madeline Reddy Margaret Driscal Micaela Beam Molly Bogguess Nam-Phuong Brennan Rachel Jones

Riley Olson Rocio Enriquez Ryan Dosch Ryan Rieger Samuel Gomez Tai Kongkousonh Taylor Terhune

Boyce College

Katie Anderson

Bradley University Alec Quick Christian Jones

Central College Katelyn Holt

Clarke University Annie Knobloch Erin Geyer

DePauw University Katherine Douglas

Eastern Illinois University

Cohl Fitch-Hughes

Florida Polytechnic University Isabel Zimmerman

Governor’s State University

Samantha Fitzgerald

Grand Valley State University Ashley Oerman

Greenville University

Anna Finch

Hawkeye Community College Tabitha Collins

Illinois Central College

Megan VanEarwageAdams

Illinois State University

Cherrie Herberg Ellie Schimmel Emma Spence Greta Long

Indiana Wesleyan University Janie Adams

Iowa Central Community College David Xique Jr

Iowa State University

Brock Bertelli Grafton Carlson Karthik Prakash Kate Helms Lauren Puig Kier Cook

Iowa Western Community College DaVon Hare Ellis

Kirkwood Community College Breyana Bastian Krista DeWitte

Lincoln College

Abdoulaye Diawara Maddie Power

Mesa Community College Micah Gentry

Michigan State University Nathan Fields

Michigan Technological University

Jacob Newbury

Midwest Technical Institute Cody Dickinson

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Ashley Romeo

Monmouth College Jasmine Knoles Rebecca Quick

National Guard

Hunter Day Macenzie Morales


Colton Lane Daisy Hoyt Ethan Blevins Jacob Czerwinski

Northern Illinois University Julia Miesner Madilyn Perez Paige Carothers

Olivet Nazarene University Allie Buckwalter Allissa Krogman

Rockford University

Michaela Belanger

Scott Community College Brenda Ojeda Emma Anderson Harry Aziadekey Jayson Lacy Jesus Varela Julie Noack Maddie Anderson Mohamed Cisse Zoei Allison

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Alexa Bishop Brian Joy Britta McNinch Harrison Allers Jazmin Torres Kaleb Dothard Mckenzi Mitchell Monika Bozickovic

St. Ambrose University

Anna Vinzant Emily Mack Jenna Strom Kenya Alston Krystina Phillips Molly Reveal Rodrigo Almanza

University of Notre Dame Dana Plagenz

Trinity School of Nursing Maria Velazquez

United States Military Academy Daniel Segura

Universal Technical Institute Jose Ruiz

University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

Connor Dessert

University of California Berkeley Isabel Potter

University of Central Florida Ryan Reed

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Hanna Snider

University of Dubuque Alexis Smith

University of Illinois at Chicago Daniela Rios De Santiago Kelsey Eilers Pranjal Kadwe Saneha Borisuth

University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Essence McGrew Gofran Ali Kara Christiansen Katie Tran Matthew Fournier Rebecca Casillas Ryan Newberg

University of Kansas

Elijah DeWilde

University of Missouri - Kansas City Chaimae Belahsen

University of Northern Iowa

Brody Lyall Jamie Hogeboom Joshua Christenson Leslie Casiano Sydney Biscontine

University of Northwestern Ohio Cam Newberry

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Madison Perry

University of Wisconsin Madison

Matthew McNaught

Anthony Rebello Gavin Graham Jewelry Thornton Riya Patel Ava Gomez

University of Wisconsin Platteville

University of Iowa

Upper Iowa University

Alec Himes Alex Meyers Erin Golden

Kaylin Ellis

Robert Valladares

Valparaiso University

Ashley Barker

Western Illinois University Alyssa Timmer Ayah Hasan Brittany Sandlin Bryan McCombs Cynthia Hemm Fatimata Ndiaye Kylie Hesse


Cameron Gasper Dalton Lopez Isabell Diericks Lillie Glenney Lindell Jackson Margarita Campbell Olivia Brammann Tenfu Matsushita Zoe McConohy

U.S. Army

Allanna Holmes Bryan Jones Damarcus Henry Hailey Stiner Logan Pauley

U.S. Coast Guard Gage Schmidt Logan Hann

U.S. Marines

Brittany Mclane Camryn Clark Kaleb Dilworth Kenneth Malo Nicholas Jensen



May 19, 2017

Senior Quotes

“And they said giraffes couldn’t graduate high school.” - Ryan Reed (Giraffe) (Photo Credit: Siddhi Kapur)

“My favorite part of the day is going to the bathroom” - Riya Patel (Photo Credit: Siddhi Kapur) “Senior year is like taking a hike, sometimes it’s the most fun you’ve ever had, other times, you get eaten by a bear.” - Luke V (Photo Credit: Grafton Carlson) “Control what you can control and go confidently in the direction of your dreams!” - Nathan Hurt (Photo Credit: Grafton Carlson) “This is not your average everyday darkness. This is... ADVANCED darkness.” - Emilee Tingley (Photo Credit: Grafton Carlson) The first 4 students to tweet to the Line O’Type @mhs_lineotype will receive a gift certificate.

U.S. Navy

Colton Lane Daisy Hoyt Ethan Blevins Jacob Czerwinski


8 Entertainment May 19, 2017

NBA Playgrounds is an exciting slam dunk

Smoke With Fire

By: Oyniso Bakhriddinova vocals from accomplished LO’T Entertainmnet Re- New York singer/songBy: William Van Vooren porter writer Emily Warren, the LO’T Entertainmernt CoTwelve tracks, each set song envelopes a subdued Editor with its own theme includes guitar/EDM pop rather than NBA Playgrounds was emotional ties to the distant synths. The melody paints released May 9, 2017, for past, not a nostalgic story woven $19.99 on the PS4, Xbox open by the Chainsmokers into the down tempo that One, PC, and Nintendo leads a new role in Elec- depicts a typical house unSwitch. This is a 2v2 arcade tric/EDM music. Not quite dercurrent. Before releasing style basketball game filled your typical Dance music the track, The Chainsmokwith historic and current hits, the Chainsmokers re- ers tweeted, “Paris follows NBA players. The game has veal their whimsical, yet the metaphorical and literal a very similar feel to NBA sentimental side as heard journey of a millennial reJam but a unique artstyle through slinky melodies in- lationship; through youth that players seem to either fused with esoteric feelings. and naivety, heartbreak and love or hate. The game conThe American DJ/prosists of 3 game modes: exducer duo, Alex Pall and hibition, tournaments, and Andrew Teggart successfulonline play. I played it on ly write and produce Memthe Nintendo Switch, which not open featurdoesn’t currently have oning a few well known artists line play but plans have -Coldplay, Emily Warren, been made to add it. The Louane Emera, and Florida game’s main section of play Georgia line. One of their is the tournament mode. songs “Something Just Like Each tournament conThis” gained considerable sists of 2v2 matches against momentum on the charts the cpu for 3 minutes and peaking at #3 on the charts. then the final match in the The duo co-produced this area being 5 minutes. Each hit with Coldplay and comof these matches includes mented on the meaning of a challenge, such as get 3 the song, “Something Just blocks or make 10 consecuLike This is about a relative two pointers. When a tionship that doesn’t need players has completed all of to be superhumanly perthe challenges in a specific fect”. A probable emotional connection to everyone in a relationship currently. According to a youtube representative, the “Something Just Like This” lyric video bumped up to over 9 million views in just its first 24 hours of release, a new record, all-time. Another popular tune “Paris” received significant NBA Play Grounds Gamep;au of Allen Iverson shooting a three point shot against Scottie attention after the album’s Chainsmokers duo Alex Pall release in April. Featuring, Cred: Pippen. Photo area, he or she is rewarded with a different ball with which to play. One of my biggest annoyances with the game lies in the cpu, which is ridiculously overpowered in that old school centers will pull from half court and drain a 3 pointer that is almost always perfect, making it hard to keep up. The shooting in the game is timing based, and if the shot isn’t timed correctly, it will not go in. This results in wide open layups being missed but fading-contested threes going in. I was able to beat the entire tournament, but this was not without constant frustration with the game. For example, the last match in Las Vegas against Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson was extremely challenging. During this match, I spent countless tries trying to beat them but would lose to unrealistic playing from the opposition, such as Shaq going 8/8 from the three point line. I eventually beat it though with some good shooting from Kevin

Durant. The one big draw that kept me coming back to play through the frustration is the collecting of the players. In NBA Playgrounds, there are 250 players each unlockable through card packs that you get from leveling up and you can earn a gold card pack from beating a tournament. The packs consist of 5 players ranging from common to epic to legend. The gold packs have a higher chance of legend pulls. This collecting of cards is what you look forward to while playing in hopes of pulling legends like Shaq, Lebron, and Allen Iverson. The creators of this game have said that they do plan on adding new players and more content to the game after the initial launch, keeping me invested in playing NBA Playgrounds. Overall, I would give this game an 8.5/10 as the frustration didn’t sit well with me, but the fun style of play and promising future outweigh the frustration.

mistakes, the two remain together, determined to endure the ‘ride’ and the hardships that come with it.” Other tracks such as “It won’t kill ya” featured French singer, Louane Emera, which included memorable lyrics as well as an up-beat tempo. Overall, Memories...Do Not Open transitions from their usual Electronic ambience into a more catchy pop guitar flow that is worth your time.

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May 19, 2017

Put procrastination in the past End of the year at MHS By: Ashley Oerman L’OT Feature Reporter It’s no secret that setting a goal and laying out the steps to reaching it does not necessarily guarantee achieving it. How we deal with procrastination is largely up to us. Fortunately, the best antidote to stalling is possessing the motivation to achieve your goal. Here is some quick advice to ensure you follow through with your ambitions. 1. Be aware of your surroundings. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to achieving goals; know what you wish to accomplish, what steps you want to take, and who you can get to help you along the way. 2. Know what opportunities are available to you. When you become more aware of your goal

and the resources available to you, you can decide which resources to take advantage of. Some resources may be more advantageous than others, so make sure to weigh all your options. 3. Nothing is a greater catalyst to change than the feeling of discomfort. Allow yourself to become uncomfortable. Uncertainty compels people to act. 4. Set identifiable milestones for yourself. The key word here is “identifiable” -- allow yourself to see the results of your goal play out in front of you. Incorporating simplicity into your goal increases the velocity of seeing a return on investment. Receiving feedback on your success increases your willpower and ensures the likelihood that you’ll persist with something.

Isabel Zimmerman, due to lack of motivation, draws a graph depicting the exponential decrease of motivation instead of finding a real picture about lack of motivation. Photo Credit: Dana Plagenz

5. Have a vision. This doesn’t simply mean to suggest you “suppose” you’d like for something to turn out a certain way. Instead, to successfully achieve your goal, your choices should correspond as closely as possible to what’s truly required to reach your goal. 6. Create strong networks. This opens the doors for empowerment and motivation through accountability. By mingling with people of similar objectives, you are very likely to stay motivated.

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Feature May 19, 2017

Summer bucket list By: Isabel Zimmerman LO’T Feature Editor While summer months fly by, days can drag. It’s difficult to break the cycle of Netflix, sleep

in, go out to eat, repeat. Avoid the “idk, you decide” texts and use Line O’ Type staff’s favorite activities to make summer 2k17 your best one yet!

1. Try to bake Dana’s DIY 2. Hike at Maquoketa Caves or Blackhawk Park 3. Go to the drive in movies 4. Have a waterballoon fight 5. Make a tie-dye shirt 6. Go on a road trip (Iowa City has donuts and cupcakes) 7. Try a new restaurant 8. Bring your dog to a dog park 9. Paint a picture 10. Go fishing 11. Ride a ripstik/razor scooter/bike/horse 12. Play sand volleyball with friends 13. Plant a garden and watch it grow

Looking to the future: the next 100 years

By: Kaity Miner LO’T Feature Reporter Flipping through decades of Line O’ Type issues feels like riding shotgun with Marty McFly behind the wheel, except instead of using a time-traveling car, old Line O’ Types suffice as time machines immersing readers into the culture of Moline High School through the years. The past one hundred years has allowed time to establish LO’T traditions while also allowing time for the paper to evolve in response to changing culture and developing technology. The next hundred years of LO’T will adhere to this pattern of tradition and evolution so that the 2117 issues of Line O’ Type seem radically departed from their 1917 LO’T trends come and go, but Moline pride is timeless. Picture from 1951 LO’T. Photo Credit: Isabel Zimmerman counterparts. As technol-

ogy advances and becomes a more integral part of the classroom, Line O’ Types, too, will take steps in this direction. In the next hundred years, it is possible that Line O’ Type, like other publications, articles could be posted weekly and be available on an app. Future Line O’ Type articles will continue to reflect the activities and culture of MHS. Maybe one hundred years from now LO’T will be covering a new sport that made its way to the Midwest such as rowing or lacrosse. Additionally, instead of hosting a disco dance, Line O’Type might organize a 2000s dance featuring millennial fashion and music. Cheers to the big “100” Line O’ Type, and here’s to 100 more!



May 19, 2017

Singles strong at WB6 By: Lacey McMillion LO’T Sports Reporter

On Saturday, the Boys Tennis team competed in the WB6 Conference meet at MHS. As a whole, the varsity squad racked up 16pts to hold off Quincy (15) for second overall. In the singles division, Junior Shaddy Khalafallah finished first, besting Alleman’s Joey Miller 6-1, 6-1 in the final. Khalafallah is now a two-time WB6 Champ after his singles title in 2015. While hard work is a key factor, he attributes success to the team dynamic at practice and meets. “I

believe I have been blessed to be on a team with such great character. We just have a unique chemistry, and I think that will help us go far in postseason.” Also in the singles tournament, Junior Shiv Puri finished fourth. Although the season is nearing its conclusion with only two meets left on the calendar, nearly Moline’s entire conference linep will gain the experience of competiting at the Sectional meet on May 19th. There, Khalafallah and the team hope to punch tickets to the State Finals tournament at Hershey High School.

Farewell Rosenthal: MHS Athletic Director retires

By: Katherine Douglas LO’T Sports Editor In 2000, Mr. Todd Rosenthal accepted a position at Moline High School as the school’s Athletic Director. Now, seventeen years later, he has set his sights on retirement after this 2016-17 school year comes to an end. Prior to his position as Athletic Director, Rosenthal coached the Moline wrestling program for 16 years, and earned induction into the Illinois chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame by 2014. Under his leadership, the Maroons produced four Class AA state dual-team trophies, two individual state champions, and thirteen Western Big Six conference titles. In 1996, Mr.Rosenthal coached the team to a state dual-team victory, which had never been won by a team outside

of Chicago or its suburbs. thal regards the seasons While he experienced a of State Campionship wealth of excitement during teams such as the Softball his career with wrestling, squads in 2006 and 2011. Rosenthal still experienced Even though being the plenty of head of the thrilling MHS Athmoments letic Dethroughout partment his time as has many M o l i n e ’s perks, it is Athletic ultimately D i r e c t o r. a difficult “I love job that watchRosenthal ing these has exteams succelled at. ceed,” he He is not says, “The only reexcitesponsible ment from Todd Rosenthal smiles for a for schedthe com- picture. uling and m u n i t y Photo By: Anna Finch organizing just makes the sportcompeting such a fun ing events, but he also atexperience for our play- tends almost all games, ers and coaches.” Further meets, matches, and tournareminiscing on the high ments in order to show his points of his career, Rosen- Maroon pride. In regards

to the workload, Rosenthal explains, “This job does require a lot of early mornings and late nights.” Even so, he has enjoyed devoting his time to making Moline athlitics a powerhouse. Looking forward, Rosenthal is excited to spend much awaited time with his grandchildren, but he still looks for more to do with his newfound light schedule. “This big change will definitely be a big shock to my schedule, but I am excited to travel a bit and get the opportunity to spend more time with my family,” he says. With his departure, Moline’s next athletic director will have big shoes to fill, but Rosenthal is eager to see MHS athletics flourish under the new leadrship, this time, watching from the stands.

Regional goals By: Kiya Ritchie LO’T Sports Reporter Setting goals and scoring goals are both majorly important for the girls soccer team during the transition between regular and postseasons. Winning a Regional Title is the first minor goal on the way to the ultimate hope of a State run for the girls, and the team hopes to score as many goals as possible to secure victories in major games. Tournament play is quickly approaching, and the girls will face tough competition. In the first round of play, the Maroons will face rival, Rock Island. The Moline girls are optimistic about advancing

past the Rocks after our girls handed them an 8-0 loss during the regular season. Still, they remain grounded and focused. “We’ve just got to give it our all,” Junior Starter Fiona Roehrs explains, “We’ve got to take every game like it’s our last, even against Rocky, because it very well could be.” In the following round, the matchup will be against top-seeded Minooka, but the Varsity squad believe they can come out with a Regional Title. “Everyone has a role,” Roehrs continues, “No one person is more important than anyone else on this team. We need every single player to be 100% invested. If we do that, we can go far.”


Sports May 19, 2017

Bass fishing casts away to State Mark your calendar! MHS home events By: Logan Pauley The bass fishing team targets during competition, can be seen in the offseason helped us keep the bait low LO’T Reporter The bass fishing team casting their lines into buck- so when we’re out in the coaches Tim Himsl and Tim ets in the school cafeteria water with reeds and stuff Albrecht must be proud. In and in the swimming pool, we can get under it and get just 6 weeks, Junior Da- keeping their aim from get- to the needed spot. It has rin Arnold and Sophomore ting rusty. Andrew Sipes, helped us a lot with accuPhelps Bohlman have one of four of the team’s racy.” Moline has won four fished 5 contests. sectional titles, a They had prepared state championfor sectionals, which ship in 2014, and were held on May a state runner-up 12th, for months, position in 2010. and all of that dediNot only that, but cated practiced the Moline Bass brought great results. Fishing Team has Moline placed placed in the top 2nd at the sectional 16 every time they competition with 5 The Bass fishing team smiles after a meet. have qualified for bass caught. Scores Photo Courtesy of Moline High School state, which is an are based on the toimpressive testatal weight of five ment to the team’s fish caught by a school’s state qualifiers, stated, “At hard work and the knowl2-person boat. Moline’s first I was like, ‘I don’t edgeable teaching of the No. 2 boat managed a com- know what we’re doing in coaches. State finals will bined weight of 15 pounds, here.’ However, in the long be held at Carlyle Lake, which was easily enough run, those weird practicing on May 19th and 20th. to floor the competition. strategies helped us aim for

Running toward success By: Anna Finch LO’T Sports Editor Moline’s track teams have both already had very eventful seasons. However, their competition is just starting to heat up. The girls competed at the conference meet on May 5th at United Township. Many Maroons placed in various events, collecting points for the team. However, Sophomore Megan Pittington raced very well with wins in the 100, 200, and 400 meter events, protecting her title from the previous year. Even though the team did not have the outcome that they wanted, they still competed with everything they had. Howev-

er, one week later, the Lady Maroons competed at the sectional meet. Once again, Pittington proved her skill when she received qualifying times in all three of her events. Also, she placed fifth in the 100, third in the 200, and second in the 400. “We are so proud of everything she is accomplishing,” Senior Captain Katherine Douglas says. “She exhibits everything that our team stands for: passion and hardwork. We are so lucky to have her.” Pittington is expected to earn herself a place on the podium at the state meet on May 19th at Eastern Illinois University. Back at the Gene Shipley

Track, the boys are preparing for the rest of their season. On May 12th, the Maroons competed in the Western Big 6 conference meet, which they held at their home track. Moline competed very hard, and for the first time in many years, they received a second place finish in the conference. “It was so exciting,” runner Logan Pauley stated. “We have worked really hard, and all of us just feel so happy that all of practicing has paid off.” With the excitement of their finish at the conference meet, the boys prepare to compete at the sectional meet on May 18th at their own track.

5/18 Softball v. Geneseo

5/19 G. Soccer @ IHSA Regional Final 5/22 Baseball v. Assumption

MHS LineOType May 2017  

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

MHS LineOType May 2017  

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