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Harpeth Hall School • 3801 Hobbs Rd, Nashville, TN 37215 • Volume 36 • Number 2 • October 16, 2013
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Breaking down the shutdown BY CATHERINE FALLS News Editor
Why did the government face a shut down?
Every Oct. 1, a new fiscal year begins for the federal government, and Congress must agree on a budget to keep the government running for the next year. The budget includes military and educational spending, as well as the continued salaries of government employees. If both houses of Congress (as well as both political parties) cannot agree on a budget by the first of October, the government shuts down until a budget is reached.
Is this the first time the government has shutdown?
The U.S. government has been shut down 17 times since 1977. Shutdowns often result from partisan disputes over specific issues, and this year’s is no exception.
Why were they unable to reach an agreement?
This year, the Congressional budget battle was waged between the Republican-controlled House of Representatives (which added provisions to the government budget that cut parts of the Affordable Care Act) and the Democrat-controlled Senate (which rejected the cuts in favor of keeping the bill complete). With neither party willing to yield, the shutdown went into effect.
What will the shutdown affect?
Unfortunately, many government programs will run out of funding without a budget agreement. The economy could suffer from a multi-week shutdown. According to Dr. Pethel, central government employees such as “air traffic control, all those who are active in the military, the social security agency and Congress” still receive pay and perform their jobs. The government shutdown will also affect the upcoming Oct. 17 deadline to raise the government’s debt ceiling. Without this raised ceiling, the government would default on America’s $16.7 trillion debt. To avoid this, the government must agree on provisions to raise the debt ceiling.
RED VS. BLUE: House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama debate the government shutdown. Photo courtesy of Freakout Nation
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TOOLS OF THE TRADE: Upper School English class has a Q&A with Ms. Sepetys after an assembly with the Upper School. Photo courtesy of Jocelyn Sitton
Between shades of Ruta Ruta Sepetys speaks to students BY CHARLOTTE HUGHES Features Editor
Ruta Sepetys, author of “Between Shades of Gray,” visited the Harpeth Hall campus on Sept. 23 to discuss her novel. She met with a small group of students over lunch to answer questions before addressing the Upper School in assembly. Her journey in writing the book was as compelling as the story of Lina Vilkas herself. Ms. Sepetys decided to write the story of the Russian oppression of Lithuanians after visiting her relatives in Lithuania. A new side to her father’s story as a Lithuanian refugee emerged when she discovered that his freedom had come at the cost of the freedom of his extended family. This discovery compelled her to tell the silenced stories of other deported Lithuanians. She went beyond research, interviewing survivors and subjecting herself to the treatment they received. She decided to be locked in a train car, which brought her to such a level of weakness that her mind began to play tricks on her. She signed paperwork giving ownership of herself to a Soviet prison experiment that lasted 24 hours. The guards used physical force and starvation to break down the subjects to the point where she slipped a disk and needed over a year of recovery. She discovered not only her propensity for shameful self-preservation, but also the profound effect a small act of kindness has on the psyche. The biggest burden, however, was not this physical trauma. Though she could not converse directly with the survivors because of the English-Lithuanian language barrier, the biggest obstacle she cited was the emotion that arose. One survivor, Erenna, perspicaciously warned her that her writing efforts would meet with skepticism and possibly rejection. Erenna warned Ruta that she would be rejected (initially, at least), when she said,“You have to accept that the world has forgotten us.” Her initial conversations were based on a list of questions she had deemed important, but she learned that asking “What
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would you like to tell me?” uncovered much more than her previous interrogations. The survivors told her secrets they had kept for 60 years, and, without any training in therapy, she was unprepared for the trauma that emerged. However, she said, “Walking out of those interviews, there was no quitting.” Much of the content of her book comes from the survivors’ tales. The way that people were arrested, the piece of ham, the wedding ring and the owl all happened. The names and characters were fictionalized, but the content was not. However, her preconceived notions that the story would be about concrete good and evil changed when she interviewed survivors. She heard about guards who stole medicine to save dying children and threw sardine cans at the prisoners in a masked attempt to help them. The doctor who saves Jonas at the end of the story is based off of a real person whose identity is unknown but whose memory survives in those he helped. As Ms. Sepetys said, “There are so many layers and only when you peel back those layers of gray do you find the truth, and that’s where you find the love. That’s why I titled the book ‘Between Shades of Gray’.” She had to rewrite the novel 16 times to have it published by a company that found her manuscript in a junk pile. Some of the stories she was unable to incorporate were inconceivable in their tenderness and others in their barbarism. One man walked home from Siberia after 19 years to find his girlfriend, while another survivor witnessed a guard tear out a man’s teeth with pliers for stealing beets. Though her novel was written to inform the public about the Siberian death camps, one publisher did not believe that the events were true. They said, “If this really happened in history, why hasn’t anyone else written about it?” The story prevailed, however, becoming a New York Times bestseller that is sold in 42 countries and 26 languages.
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New 3D printers for HH BY ZSOZSO BIEGL AND GRACE ANNE HOLLADAY Staff Writers
Harpeth Hall has added a new dimension to the act of printing. Instead of printing ink on paper, printing layer upon layer of plastic, ceramics or metals can create complex three-dimensional objects. This innovation is now a reality with Harpeth Hall’s own 3D printers. These printers are now debuting to the general public, and Harpeth Hall has two downstairs in the library. These two printers will eventually become part of a design lab, where all students can design and print their own creations. The printers will also be used in classes. According to Mr. Wert, they are especially helpful in math and science classes, but art, English, history and language teachers are planning creative ways to work the printers into their classes. Students are also excited to work with the printers. Freshman Emily Petroni said, “The printers have really cool capabilities, and the fact that Harpeth Hall has two really shows eagerness in keeping us at the forefront of technological advancements.” These printers are available for the students to use through the generous gifts of the Parents’ Association. This is a gift to each girl on campus because each grade will get a chance to work with these printers. On a larger scale, 3D printers like the ones at Harpeth Hall are making an important impact on the community. While some projects are dangerous, such as production of guns, some projects are life-altering.
Celebrating one century of girls’ education BY SHELBY POTTER News Editor
HARD AT WORK: A Harpeth Hall 3D printer creates its newest project. Photo courtesy of Zsozso Biegl and Grace Anne Holladay
3D printing is also being used for stem cell research. The 3D printers take a sample of a human cell and use it to form entire organs. Tests show that 95% of cells survive the first 24 hours after printing, and 89% survive the first three days. Through these discoveries, 3D printers have the power to save lives through organ replacements and repairs. Though Harpeth Hall may not have the power to save lives, these 3D printers will definitely change the way students think in each of their classes.
Navy Yard shooting brings light to new Harpeth Hall security measures
This year, Harpeth Hall celebrates the 100th anniversary of the opening of Ward-Belmont, Harpeth Hall’s predecessor in its goal to educate young women. Ward-Belmont opened on Sept. 25, 1913 for its first school year after merging with Ward Seminary for Young Ladies and Belmont College. Ward-Belmont educated young women in its four-year preparatory school and its two-year junior school for younger girls. Like Harpeth Hall today, Ward-Belmont’s goal was to educate young women of the South, offering the study of literature, history, math, sciences and artistic courses. Ward-Belmont quickly became one of the most influential preparatory schools in the Southern states, earning its first academic recognition from the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States in 1922. Ward Belmont continued its education of young women until 1951, when financial debts caused the ownership of the school to be transferred to the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Later, the Tennessee Baptist Convention would open Belmont College, a co-educational college still running today. Yet the spirit of educating girls did not fade from Nashville. After WardBelmont became Belmont College, past Ward-Belmont faculty members and Nashville leaders decided to continue the tradition of Ward-Belmont in a new school. These leaders decided to build a school on the former P.M. Estes estates, where they bought twenty-six acres for the new school, which they named Harpeth Hall. Harpeth Hall officially opened on Sept. 17, 1951, where it enrolled 161 students with 13 faculty members. In its first years, Harpeth Hall was composed of a small, six-classroom building called “Little Harpeth.” The first head of school, Susan Souby, continued the WardBelmont vision at Harpeth Hall by teaching girls in academic, athletic and artistic pursuits. Harpeth Hall continues in the present day with many of Ward-Belmont traditions within campus life. For example, the Ward-Belmont May Day celebration honoring the Senior May Queen has evolved into Harpeth Hall’s Step-Singing, where the honored graduating senior is now called Lady of the Hall. Harpeth Hall intramural clubs also originated from Ward-Belmont clubs. The clubs of Angkor, Ariston, Eccowasin and Triad continued the traditions of competition and community service at Harpeth Hall. The Ward-Belmont tradition of educating young women has remained strong in Harpeth Hall. Education has expanded into new realms. In 1973, the Winterim program was introduced to allow the intellectual growth of Harpeth Hall students by introducing them to new academic passions, both on and off campus. The addition of the Daugh W. Smith Middle School in 2004 allows for the education of middle school girls. These new traditions have made Harpeth Hall an example for girls’ education.
OPEN GROUNDS OF HH: Will campus life change with new security measures? Photo courtesy of Catherine Falls and Shelby Potter
BY JULIA ALLEN Staff Writer
On Sept. 16, Aaron Alexis paralyzed the nation’s capital in Washington, D.C. with one stunning act of violence. Alexis, armed with an assault-style rifle, fired upon civilians in the Washington Navy Yard, killing 12 and injuring many. The former naval reservist took position on the fourth floor in the main building’s atrium, open firing into its center courtyard. It was after 30 minutes that the gunman was finally killed after exchanging fire with officers in a massive law enforcement response. The victims were members of the military and U.S. citizens. The devastation of this tragedy has been felt on a national level as Americans grieve for the families of the victims lost in this tragedy. Unfortunately, as seen in the shootings of Newtown and Aurora, this type of grief is not entirely unfamiliar. It is this incident specifically, however, that has gained much publicity due to its location: The District of Columbia. However, the swift reaction of law enforcement to the shooting created a more controlled situation, unlike
previous shootings elsewhere. Regardless, the shootings in recent months have caused outrage in American citizens as many wish for security. At Harpeth Hall, there is a promise of a safe environment. In order to assure that the school remains secure, Harpeth Hall will be taking new measures to further protect its students. According to Dean of Students Marie Maxwell, these changes will be put into effect in the following months. All students will have access to their own student key card and lanyard to be used for identification. In addition, primary entrances to the school (such as the doors of the Junior lobby) will be locked at different times throughout the school day. These doors will remain open in the morning as students arrive to class, as well as during breaks in the school day. They will be locked during times of class and during after-school hours. These new measures will further the protection of the Harpeth Hall community.
STANDING ON THE STEPS: Ward-Belmont girls, not yet clad in Harpeth Hall plaid, enjoy a sunny day on campus circa 1919. Photo courtesy of Milestones Archives
NEWS Summarizing Syria: Time of troubles BY SHELBY POTTER AND CATHERINE FALLS News Editors
The Syria Conflict, also known as the Syrian Civil War, began in March 2011 after the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad violently suppressed activists campaigning for more economic, political and civil liberties. This conflict is continuing to this day, causing growing instability in the already unstable Middle East region. This conflict has also drawn in foreign powers, who seek diplomatic solutions instead of the continuation of violent protests and government crackdowns in Syria.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Media
June 2000: President Hafez al-Assad dies in office and is succeeded by his second son, Bashar al-Assad.
Photo courtesy of Accuracy
A Syrian girl at a rally. Photo courtesy of Itaaa
March 2011: First major protests in Damascus and Deraa demand release of political prisoners; violence in Deraa causes civilian deaths from Syrian response; unrest continues for several days and invokes national attention.
May 2012: Syrian massacre of over 100 civilians, half children; as a result, United Nations accuses Syrian government of war crimes in August.
April 2012: United Nations appeals for cease fire in Syria; this fails after UN is forced to suspend its Syria mission in June following escalating government-rebel violence September 2001: Though it is thought he will end his father’s totalitarian reign, Bashar al-Assad’s arrests of pro-reform activists prove he will continue his father’s dictatorial policies during his time in office.
Syrian rebels prepare for potential attacks. Photo courtesy of Time World
Sept. 9, 2013: Russia and Syria work together to put Syrian chemical weapons under international control to avoid a United States-Syria conflict.
Oct. 1, 2013: Weapons inspectors enter Syria to oversee destruction of Syrian chemical weapon program; United Nations releases that 115,000 have been killed in Syria conflict since 2011.
Aug. 4, 2013: Syrian rebel groups coordinate offensive attacks on Syrian troops, five attacks based on attacking civilians.
Aug. 2012: President Obama warns Syria that a use of chemical warfare could cause U.S. intervention.
Conflict emerges in the streets of Syrian cities Photo courtesy of the BBC
Aug. 21, 2013: Syrian government coordinates allegedly chemical attack on rebels in Damasacus; videos of victims emerge on Internet and provoke national response.
Sept. 16, 2013: United Nations releases that the nerve agent sarin was used in rockets in a chemical attack against rebel groups in Damascus on Aug. 4, 2013.
Harpeth Hall faculty and students respond “It’s not as simple as there’s an evil dictator and then there’s the good rebels who are trying to overthrow an evil dictator.” - Dr. Echerd Photo courtesy of Mary Wojcicki
“I think the United Nations does have a responsibility to intervene.”Junior Marliese Dalton
To learn more about the history of the Syria conflict, visit LogosNow.org Photo courtesy of Milestones
Dress code brings drama Staff Editorial
Here on Honeybear Hill, it is sometimes challenging to decipher a normal day from a casual day. On a casual day, the average student arises excited about the prospect of escaping the uniform for 24 hours. Much to her dismay, when she opens her closet, she finds nothing that fits the casual day guidelines and is comfortable and appropriate for the weather outside. This year, not only casual days are becoming more challenging, but uniform attire itself is gradually growing more restrictive. The Logos staff loves the uniform especially because it is supposed to eliminate the stress of finding a perfectly put together outfit daily, but lately it has become more of a source of stress. The point of the uniform is to provide attire for students so that they are able to focus more on schoolwork and less on their outfits. While the uniform serves this purpose, students have lately had to put more effort into their thought process while dawning the uniform each morning. Common questions a honeybear might ask herself while dressing include: Do I have a clean Harpeth Hall sweatshirt? Is my long skirt in the washing machine? Can I wear this scarf? Am I wearing the right brand socks? The purpose of the uniform is to avoid these morning monologues.There are so many restrictions to the uniform now that it is hard to keep up with what is acceptable and what is not. Obviously, we understand that some of our uniform
rules are truly in place for uniformity, but some things just seem too trivial to be worth sending a student to Saturday school. A student only earns Saturday school when she receives three demerits, which means she would have to get multiple uniform infractions for this punishment. However, between our extracurricular activities and homework it is hard to find time to go out and buy new socks and new shoelaces or get a skirt hemmed. Not every mother can sew. This year, for various reasons, Nike socks have been eliminated from the uniform and anyone caught wearing them receives demerits. First of all, how is this cost effective? Now everyone who had stored up Nike socks has to buy more socks. Second of all, Nike socks are more suitable for fitness and workouts. No one wants to change socks in between classes. We cannot speak for the whole student body, but here on the Logos staff we have not heard of anyone feeling pressured to buy Nike socks before this rule was put in place. We are not asking to change the rules; we are just asking for a break. We have busy schedules and most of the time we do our best to follow uniform guidelines, but when we are worried about a test first period we do not want to spend an extra fifteen minutes at home searching for the right pair of socks.
Watlington’s waves of Winterim change ARIN CHAMBERS Opinions Editor
Two years ago, Harpeth Hall hired Jacquie Watlington as the new director of Winterim, a position previously held by Karen Roark. During the 2012-2013 school year, Mrs. Watlington, unbeknownst to most students, implemented several important changes to the Winterim preparation process. Mrs. Watlington said, “I want students to try something new and be surprised, and I want them to be equipped to embrace the opportunity of Winterim fully.” When juniors and seniors began the Winterim process last year, Mrs. Watlington was eager to share new and improved protocol. The process was jump-started by the addition of a Winterim Travel Advisory Team. The team is comprised of teachers, parents and expert travelers. The goal of the team is to survey the most beneficial options of travel for girls and to solidify a two-year advanced planning system. In the past, the Winterim director chose trips based on what travel options worked best and those that students would enjoy. The new team offers insight into different factors such as numerous activities, education and language opportunities, and cost. Mrs. Watlington’s goal is to provide trip options that range in price and allow more girls to see different parts of the world. As many students know, the internship process can be tedious. Students must complete numerous forms and attend meetings. Before Mrs. Watlington’s arrival, the internship process was drastically different. There were not as many training sessions and students did not receive as much information. Mrs. Watlington and Dr. Cupit worked to complete a brochure, “The Winterim Internship Experience: Training reference,” with tips to provide insight into
a successful internship experience. This brochure provides valuable tips ranging from having a positive attitude to having an appropriate hairstyle. While these changes have not occurred overnight, there are some key differences that relieve stress from students. College Counseling Administrative Assistant, Ms. Rainey, has taken on the role of helping with the Winterim process. She assists Mrs. Watlington with forms and handles them electronically. In the past, students were required to turn in a hard copy of these forms. Turning in forms electronically is environmentally-friendly and expedites the process. Another key change that Ms. Rainey assists with are student resumes. Students are required to write a resume for their internship as well as a resume for college applications. Requiring one resume for both makes the process easier and alleviates stress. Although these procedural changes are helpful, some students agree that there is always room for improvement. Senior Julia Pair said, “I have no problem with the process. It was easy last year. But, it can be frustrating when planning your own internship. It was hard to know what I wanted to do before school started back again.” When it comes to tailoring one’s own internship, it can be tedious and tiring. Students like Pair that have a clear cut idea of their future endeavors want to secure a specific internship. Senior Lilly Wimberly said, “I have an idea of what I’d like to do, and I don’t want it to be the ‘cookie-cutter’ internship. It seems that when students want to do a certain job, it is difficult for the Winterim office.” The Winteirm office has implemented policy changes and maximized the opportunity cost of travel, but personalization of internships may be the next targeted area for improvement.
OUCH: Harpeth Hall intern cuts into a cadaver in a medical Winterim Internship. Photo courtesy of Marie Maxwell
Hashtag honeybears: Students take to Twitter
Students and the shutdown: How much do you know about it? Do Harpeth Hall students understand the government shutdown?
ARIN CHAMBERS Opinions Editor With the recent government shutdown, voices have traveled up and down the halls of the Upper School debating the validity of the government’s actions. What actually happened? Which side of the story is correct? Will school be cancelled? Logos editors conducted a poll asking all honeybears just what, precisely, is going on at Capitol Hill? While nearly a third said that they did not know, a surprising amount of students said they knew what occurred and why. Most answers mentioned that the government’s budgeting was a major contributing factor, yet the remaining responses varied from “democrats lacking brain cells” to well-constructed, pseudo-essays with supporting evidence, transitions, and not a
single comma splice. One survey responder said, “The metaphor I have seen is: ‘Two people share an iPad. One person wants an update to improve the iPad. The other person had everything organised and working for them and wants to keep it that way. To compromise, they smash the iPad.’” The beauty of America is the vital role citizens play in politics. Everyone is allowed to have a different opinion and to share that opinion. Sometimes it sparks change while other times it may obstruct. Disagreement is a positive attribute, so hopefully it does not cause another shut down anytime soon.
NO DONKEYS AND ELEPHANTS: This October, 159 students responded to a recent poll. Graphic by Arin Chambers
Honor code creates discrepencies ALLIE CHAMBERS Staff Writer
MARIA ROSE ZINK Staff Writer
The honor code has been a part of Harpeth Hall since Ward-Belmont times. It has helped shape the school into what it is today, and it is what sets our school apart from others. It allows our students and teachers to establish a type of trust that would be impossible without the honor code. I have personally experienced this throughout my years at Harpeth Hall. Even in the Middle School, the honor code was very prevalent in our daily lives. My eighth grade year was when the Honor Education Committee was made. This council would meet with classes and discuss how to live honorably. In the Upper School, the Honor Council is taken to a more serious level. Now that we are older and more able to comprehend the significance of the honor code, we are able to have elective representatives of each grade who deal with infractions of the honor code. Whether it is cheating on a test or stealing, the students are in charge of punishments and consequences. The entire student body is then informed that someone has been taken in front of the council, and we all learn from their mistake. In the Upper School, I feel the honor code is strongest in our many interactions with our teachers. They put so much trust in the fact that we will not cheat, which allows for us, as students, to make up tests on our own time and to take part of a quiz in one class and finish it another time. When a teacher tells us not to use outside sources they honestly believe that we will not break that wish. This is one of the reasons students at Harpeth Hall have such unique relationships with our teachers, which is something for which we should be grateful. Without even realizing it, being raised in this atmosphere for seven years has shaped me into a more honorable person, and I hope it has done the same for those around me. It instills in each one of us a responsibility that causes us to care about honesty and trust. We are all held accountable for our own actions, which will help us grow and learn from each and every mistake we make. We are taught this in every Honor Assembly, and during each speech we hear. While some might find it redundant, it is what allows us to learn in depth about honor and leaves a lasting impression on any that listen. When I thought about it more, I realized that I live honorably in many small ways: staying on task in class, not talking about a test, helping a friend when she is in need, not talking about people behind their backs, not taking a book out of someone’s locker, the examples are endless. While some might find living honorably practically impossible to achieve, I think it is a way of life not just some grand act. This honorable lifestyle is possible for everyone if he or she strives towards it.
School runs for about 200 days of the approximate 365 days of the year. On average, most girls at Harpeth Hall write the pledge once a day, which means that the honor pledge is written about 200 times in a school year. This means that, on average, one girl at Harpeth Hall who has attended school here for all eight years would write the honor pledge about 1,600 times. The question that arises from this statement is this: When has enough become enough? Has this system of the pledge and honor code become a routine of redundancy or does it remain a constant reminder to do what is right? “Think Critically, Lead Confidently and Live Honorably” is the motto that is the foundation our school sets for the type of girl who should attend Harpeth Hall. Living honorably is one of the three basic but main components that each student should comply with, not only at Harpeth Hall, but in life as well. While some believe that the honor code is in fact a reminder to “live honorably,” others have come to the conclusion that the implementation of a forcibly taught honor system can be overbearing in the way it is stressed. After the first couple of times a new student writes the pledge or thinks about the honor system, it becomes a routine and she takes less time to consider what it actually means. In all of this the honor code and students abiding by it have lost passion and meaning. A few class meetings ago, Mrs. Hill gave one of her notroious Honor Council announcements. It is October and there have already been two cheating infractions. Sometimes, the pressure to achieve is outweighed by the honor pledge written at the end of the assignment. To some, signing the board at the Honor Assembly and hearing teachers talk about the consequences of cheating have become too redundunt and therefore ineffective. “I feel that, in some cases, we are not as scared about the honor code. I mean we see that there are consequences and hear Mrs. Hill talk about it but no one thinks that they will ever get caught,” said Senior Brennan Frazier, who has attended Harpeth Hall since seventh grade. In my own life, I have realized that honor does not mean doing what is right by the words of the written honor code, but doing what is right by my own moral beliefs and making decisions based on those beliefs. I have come to the conclusion that a further teaching of the principles that one should follow, including pleasing one’s understanding of what is truly right and truly wrong, would be more effective. What more can be asked of a person than doing what they feel is right for themselves and for others? Is the honor code enough to make people see what honor really means?
ON MY HONOR: Students sign their grade level honor pledge after the Honor Assembly. Photo courtesy of Joanne Mamenta
D.J. Ranta: the man, the myth, the legend BY CALLIE HUBBELL Staff Writer
Of all the enigmas of Harpeth Hall, the most mysterious is the theater’s very own D.J. Ranta. Where did he come from (Where did he go? Is D.J. Ranta the secret alter ego of Cotton Eye Joe)? Where did the ponytail originate? What is his real middle name? First of all, fellow students, there is no need to fear D.J. After all, he is from Minnesota, and it is a proven fact that nobody from Minnesota is scary. Judy Garland? Amy Adams? Richard Dean Anderson? All from Minnesota. And if you are afraid of MacGyver or Dorothy Gale, you probably need to talk to someone about that. So this is it: the big reveal. D.J. spent his high school years much like any other teenager. He went to school, he had friends and he was a cheerleader. . . the norm. He went to the Minnesota Institute of Technology for a semester and tried community college for a while before he decided that college was just not his thing. As for getting into tech, it was in his genes. Both of his grandfathers were carpenters and his dad was a computer programmer. Put them together and what have you got? Bippity-Boppity . . . technical theater, apparently. Besides working at Harpeth Hall since 1993, D.J. annually works on Shakespeare in the Park and the mini-Nutcracker, and he occasionally helps out with Hume-Fogg, Act One or whoever needs him. That is the backstory, but what else is there to know about D.J.? His go-to fashion choice consists of button up shirts (with pockets, always) paired with knitted sweaters in assorted patterns during the winter. He always carries his trusty wrench and fold-out pocket-tool assortment, just in case. He can often be found frequenting his favorite fast-food place - Wendy’s. Besides all that, did you know that D.J. knows how to knit and crochet? His talents range from building rotating sets, to knitting, to math, to climbing even the most
DJ IN HIS NATURAL HABITAT: DJ works on the set for “As You Like It.” Photo by Arianna Frederick
precarious piles of lumber with the grace of Spiderman. Seriously. In fact, in the words of Janette Klocko: “D.J. is Spiderman!” She also revealed that he can play the French horn, is a master roller-skater and can make origami fig-
ures without a book. Aside from his secret talents, did you know that D.J. has a daughter? Her name is Vonnie, and she is a senior at Hume-Fogg. Or did anyone know that his first name is “Davin?” Yes, a Finnish name for a thirdgeneration Finn. As for the “J” part of his name . . . well, the world may never know. It is ranked up as one of the seven wonders of Harpeth Hall, along with the Souby basement, and Mr. Tuzeneu’s real voice. One mystery that has been solved, however, is the origin of the ponytail. It has existed since D.J. came to Nashville in 1986 and decided that he was tired of getting haircuts all the time. But besides all these facts and secrets, we need to understand just what D.J. does. He does everything from the musical, fall shows and music and dance concerts to parent meetings, donors’ dinners and the hundreds of assemblies during the school year. Not only does D.J. help with the expected technical problems, like lights and printers, but he has also been called for a few more unusual instances. During “Lucky Stiff ” last year, the play was interrupted when a bat found itself trapped in MBA’s theater. It can be seen on the DVD of the show, swooping around the heads of actors and audiences alike. During intermission, D.J. deftly monkeyed his way up to the highest corners of the stage, wrapped the bat in a towel, and carefully released it back into the wild. Junior Gracie King said that she had “never seen anyone be so gentle in the capture of a bat before.” Whether he is in the booth, the catwalk, onstage, on Souby or anywhere else, D.J. is one of the most vital parts of Harpeth Hall. Without him and his personal stash of school ID cards, which have not changed since his arrival, life as we know it would screech to a halt. We need to recognize, respect and appreciate all that he does behind the scenes of our school and not be scared of him and his “techie bible”. In actuality he is just like any of us, although some hold out on the belief that D.J. is other worldly. In the words of Ms. Klocko, “He is no mere mortal, I swear!”
Out of Africa, and into Music City BY JENAH ARGUILE Staff Writer
OFFICIALLY A HONEYBEAR: South Africa sadly has no Starbucks. Photo courtesy of Isabel Kennon
FIRST FRIED CHICKEN: Jenah tries the true McD’s, McDougals that is. Photo courtesy of Isabel Kennon
I am from Africa (South Africa to be specific) a mere 8604 miles away or an 18-hour plane trip. I live in Johannesburg, a city that is larger than Nashville and very cosmopolitan. South Africa is famous for its beauty and being the birthplace of Charlize Theron and Nelson Mandela. My school in South Africa, St. Stithians, is an all-girls school, so it was slightly disappointing when I realized I would be attending another all-girls school for my exchange. However, I did not have to worry because living with a host family that has two teenage boys cured me of any wish to go to school with them. The first difference I noticed when I got off the plane a couple of days before school started was the overpowering humidity-- I could barely breath in the Tennessee heat. Though that was my least favorite thing in the beginning, I soon learned to love summer days outside spent on the boat out at Old Hickory Lake. Also, because the legal driving age in South Africa is 18, I was a bit skeptical about teenagers behind the wheel. However, soon that skepticism turned to self-pity when I realized how independent all my American friends were in comparison to me. I speak English at home, as do the majority of my friends, but my accent seems difficult for Americans to understand as I frequently have to repeat my restaurant order. On the subject of food, why is there so much of it in America? American meal portions are triple the size of any other countries I have visited. Our sweets (candy) are basically the same as those sold here. I will confess an addiction to Sour Patch Kids and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and I will greatly miss them when I leave. However, I do look forward to having healthy South African food when I get back. I have had to try very hard to resist temptation and not pack on the pounds while here! My absolute favorite thing about Harpeth Hall is the wide variety of classes that my school does not offer, such as Yoga and Psychology. The later starting time of 8:00 a.m. and having my host sister, Junior Isabel Kennon, drive me to school are definitely silver linings in the otherwise gray cloud of a school day. Some of the harder adjustments to make include having laptops for classes and remembering not to text during school.
I have been lucky enough to see a large number of concerts while here in Music City, and my sister even managed to convince me to listen to some traditional country music in one of the Honky Tonk Bars downtown. Southerners are so incredibly friendly, and I have definitely fallen for Nashville’s quirky charms. Girls at Harpeth Hall are not just classmates, but sisters, and I think that the school should seriously consider including a boarding option so that I can come back and enroll!
COWBOY BOOTS AND COUNTRY PRIDE : Isabel and Jenah see Taylor Swift. Photo courtesy of Isabel Kennon
FEATURES Lady of many skirts: Lark Morrison There is a famous saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” There are thousands of renditions of this such as “everything is not what it seems”, and “You don’t know until you try it.” These sayings directly relate to many figures in the Harpeth Hall community. No girl is one-dimensional and everyone is unique in her own way. Just because someone looks one way does not mean that she cannot act another. As Harpeth Hall students, every girl fits this statement. Girls can be involved in a million different activities, and save the world while doing it. One of the many students that exemplifies this extreme is Junior Lark Morrison. This is no new life routine for Lark. She has participated in both sports and theater since the second grade. She has played soccer, cross country and basketball, track and swimming, all while taking dance, guitar and voice lessons. She is also involved in countless shows. There are major differences between the two activities that attract Lark to both theater and sports. “Theater has more of an emotional aspect to it, while sports has more of a physical aspect to it,” said Lark. “It would be impossible to choose one over the other.” Still, there are times when she has had to make a choice. “In the Middle School I was forced to choose the musical or basketball. I went with basketball. Then my eighth grade year I was forced to choose again, but this time I chose the musical. My freshman year I broke my hip and couldn’t do any sports, so I did theater all year,” Lark said. Her sophomore year was the first year that she ever combined a Harpeth Hall homework load, cross country and the musical.
BY ALLIE CHAMBERS Staff Writer
She would have to train on her own during the musical in order to be prepared for meets. She did this in two ways: By working on her own after a rehearsal and getting help from her coaches right after rehearsal. “I owe a big thanks to all my coaches,” said Lark, “they all have really helped me do what I love by working around my schedule. They have also helped teach me time management which is vital when being so busy.” Lark says that being this busy can be hard at times, but since she loves it so much, she has learned how to do both. “Any free time I get, I am doing homework. Free Xs are a lifesaver. I’ve just learned how to use my time wisely, and efficiently. Still there are times such as tech week or out of town meets where it seems impossible to get anything done, but somehow it always ends up working out.” This year Lark is going to participate in both theater and sports again. She wrapped up the musical as one of the lead roles, while simultaneously training for cross country. She will not be able to do the fall show because of her cross country commitment, but will be involved in the spring show. Although this show conflicts with track, Lark will conquer by training on her own. She will be able to go into the season two weeks late, giving her the opportunity to put her all into both departments of her life. In addition to her achievements in theater and athletics, Lark maintains high grades, has an active social life and consistantly shows her humerous side on social networking sites such as Twitter and Vine. However, she is extremely humble about her various talents and constantly shows support for fellow honeybears.
College concerns: Too many transfers? BY ISABEL KENNON Staff Writer
Picking a college to attend is a question that is certainly on every senior’s mind, and many juniors as well, this time of year. One of the most common questions adults ask is: “Which colleges are you applying to?” Luckily for Honeybears, Harpeth Hall has the best college counseling office to help through this difficult time. But despite the advice given and trainings attended, some girls still manage to end up at a college where they are not happy, so they decide to transfer. Of the twelve girls from the class of 2012 who decided to switch schools, half of them transferred to Vanderbilt. The main reason was the distance from home; however, other reasons that played a key role in these girls’ decision to transfer included the academics and atmosphere at their first colleges. Becca Jacques moved down the road from Belmont to Vanderbilt for the rigorous academics and to get a fuller college experience. Katherine Denney moved back to Nashville from University of Virginia because of the distance and small-town location of UVA. Julie Wilson decided to leave Syracuse University, in upstate New York, by the end of her first semester also because of location and the lack of academic challenge. Although College Counseling Officer Amy Evans told Wilson that “the college transition is not a quick process, it takes a solid year to adjust,” and despite her future plans to live in New York, Julie discovered that “Syracuse to New York City is like Siberia to Russia.” Jen Earthman transferred from University of Georgia to UVA because of the college size, and she feels that it is a much better fit for her. Jen also said that she wished she had applied to more colleges, because she only applied to three during her senior year at Harpeth Hall. If a girl decides she wants to transfer, she is not guaranteed her enrollment at another school. First, there is the application process – again. The second application process usually is not quite as strenuous as the first because most of the Common App is already filled out. However, Van-
derbilt requires that the student write an essay about why she wants to transfer. No matter where the student wants to go, the student must fill out stacks of forms with professor recommendations, high school and college transcripts, and other forms stating the good academic standing of the student. This is where Harpeth Hall College Counseling comes in and saves the day. Wilson and Jacques specifically said how Mrs. Evans and Ms. Byers were so helpful with forms, transcripts and other technical details throughout
“ The college transition is not a quick process, it takes a solid year to adjust” -Mrs. Evans
SAM HOPP SIGNS: Former St. Paul Saint joins the Deamon Deacons. Photo by Leah Wade
the transfer process. The transfer process does not end with attendance of a new school. These students must essentially start over, make new friends and get involved in organizations. While some of the Honeybear alums said they felt like they were stuck in a “transfer bubble,” others said they do not get enough opportunities to meet other transfers. For some girls, being a transfer did not matter because they got involved in more extracurricular activities or sororities, making the transition easier. Although it may seem like more and more girls are transferring from the college they chose while at Harpeth Hall, the large majority of Harpeth Hall alumnae still stay at one college and have a great time. Class of 2007 alumna Caitlin Anthony, older stepsister of the Junior Dalton triplets, attended Southern Methodist University and loved her time there. She picked SMU because she already knew the area due to older siblings attending other Texas colleges and because of the size and campus. Caitlin sometimes wished that she was closer to home, but she commented that the distance from home helped her adjust to studying abroad her junior year. Caitlin was also involved in a sorority and psychology research while at SMU, which she said kept her busy when she was homesick. When looking at the Harpeth Hall Class of 2012, it may seem like many girls become unsatisfied with their college choice; however, it is just the opposite. Most girls have avoided the transfer process entirely and are happy. Though college may be hard to adjust to as a transfer, Ms. Evans said, “A lot of potential transfers find that, by the end of their freshman year, they’ve found their place and they want to stay.” College counseling is always available for advice to anyone, and as a tip, they recommend visiting campuses because that visit can help one gauge a sense of fit. Out of the estimated 2,000 colleges in America today, it can be hard to pick one college that seems like a perfect fit. And although transferring is always a possibility, the majority of girls still manage to find a college that they greatly enjoy, and for others transferring is the key to finding the right fit.
Harpeth Hall Ward-Belm BY ELIZABETH LEADER, JOCELYN SITTON AND ERIN SUH Editors-in-Chief
The 2013-2014 school year marks the 100th anniversary of WardBelmont College, predecessor of Harpeth Hall. Reminders of this hallmark in honeybear history have popped up all around campus in the form of photos, visitors and assemblies. The Logos staff was curious as to how much has changed in the halls since the days of Ward-Belmont. How did those young women spend their time before catching up on Souby Lawn at the Green Hills campus? How did the Ward-Belmont girls fare before the likes of Dr. Echerd, Mr. Croker and Mrs. Vest? What exactly was life like before the plaid?
Harpeth Hall Clubs:
Infinitity Initiative, Milestones, Women in Medicine, Iâ€™m a Girl in Engineering, Mock Trial, ACT Now, Real World, Intramural Clubs, Computer Club, Astronomy Club, Operation Smile
Swimming, Bowling, Track, Crew, Lacrosse, Riflery, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf
Academics: Psychology, World Religions, Economics, Chinese, Media Arts, Contemporary Issues, Photography, Art HIstory, Ecology, AP Chemistry, American Government, Anatomy, Calculus
Lady of the Hall, Best Thespian, Cum Laude Award, Poet Laureate, Class Spirit Award, Headâ€™s Award, Elizabeth Pope Evans Award, Kate Wray Valedictorian Award
ways versus mont days Logos decided to dig into the past and compare the life of a Harpeth Hall student in 2013 to a Ward-Belmont student back in the day. By delving into the enigmatic Harpeth Hall archives, aided by our acclaimed archivist Dr. Pethel, we were able to uncover the distinct similarities and differences between our place beloved and its ancestral counterpart. In honor of this important milestone in the history of Harpeth Hall, we researched clubs, sports, academics and awards at these two institutions in an effort to reveal the evolution of the contemporary Harpeth Hall girl.
Ward Belmont Clubs:
French, Spanish, German, Home Ec, Glee, F. F. (Fun and Frolic) Club, Twentieth Century, Tri K (Kompetent, Klever, Kute), Mathematics, Intramural Clubs
Volleyball, Tennis, Riding, Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Swimming, Fencing, Archery, Water Polo, Field Hockey
French Language, Spanish Language, Latin, Reading, Chemistry, Biology, Music, Speech, English Literature, Trigonometry, Home Economics, History, Mathematics
May Queen, most beautiful, best dressed, biggest party gal, friendliest, sweetest, best all-around, most devilish, most wittiest, most in love, most talented
Live on the ‘dark magnolia’ Green Moon Taxi headlines Live on the Green 2013
appearance, they have probably never seen such a reception. The crowd was recordFor Harpeth Hall stubreaking in numbers dents, Thursday Sept. 12 and energetic despite was the best throwback in the muggy weather. a long time. Last month, Valiantly fighting to Live on the Green, the the front, I was able six-week free concert seto witness firsthand ries held in Public Square standout moments. In Park, came to an exciting the press lanes, large, finale. The Weeks and The outlandish-looking Wild Feathers opened the woodland creature show for the headliner: puppets donned Moon Taxi. Fondly known by backup dancers around “the Hall” as “that swayed up and down band that played prom the aisles. Looking up, last year,” Moon Taxi is an a large inflatable pool indie-rock band based out sailed past, carried by of Nashville. Made up of the crowd and confive Belmont grads in 2006, taining one brave fan, Moon Taxi released its who probably had the third studio effort, Mounbest view of all of us. tains Beaches Cities, only Moon Taxi played untwo days before rounding til well past 11:00 p.m., out this year’s Live On the and the crowd still reMOON TAXI IN THE MOONLIGHT: Moon Taxi takes the stage as the headliners for Live On the Green 2013. Photo courtesy of Lizzy LeBleu Green lineup. fused to disperse. ToJuniors Lizzy LeBleu and real studio and set, and playing onstage for thousands of gether we all stood, on BJ Newell were given the unique opportunity through the people was exhilarating. The guys were all really chill and a would-be normal Thursday night, and had a revelation. Nashville Academy of Rock to sing backup vocals on Moon I learned a lot.” This city we live in is a magical place where good music Taxi’s new album, appear in their music video and sing onPlaying selections from the new album, as well as 2012’s is free and people crowd surf in baby pools as the lyrics stage with the band. They worked alongside the band for Cabaret, Live on the Green could not have picked a better to their 2012 hit “Gunflower” go: “in Tennessee…I swear nearly two months. final act. Though this was the band’s third Live on the Green you’ve got the best of me.” LeBleu said, “It was a great opportunity to work in a BY LILLY WIMBERLY Staff Writer
to Platform 9¾ in new book BY EMILY STEWART Staff Writer
Neil Young- Old Man Bright Eyes- Bowl of oranges Mogwai- Hunted by a freak Frank Black- I heard Ramona sing Elliott Smith- Tomorrow, tomorrow
Muggles of all ages were thrilled when it was officially announced in early September that there would be a new spin-off of the Harry Potter series, titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. A new film series will be based on J.K. Rowling’s book of the same name, which was written as a supplement to the series and published in 2001. Although this new series will take place in the wizarding world that many fans have come to love, Harry Potter and his magical, misfit friends are not the main point of the film. Author J.K. Rowling says, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.” The film will follow Newt Scamander, the author of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, which is required reading for all Hogwarts first years. The story is set in New York, 70 years before Harry Potter.
Rowling said,“The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.” “I am excited because it is finally new material. It is a whole new look because it takes place in 1920s New York and it will be a different tone than Harry Potter. I hope it still meets the expectations of the fans because it will be in a different direction than the previous seven,” said Senior Sarah Mulloy. English teacher and Harry Potter fan, Ms. Lemon said “I’m all for it if she is writing the screenplay. Sounds like an interesting project. Hard to tell if it will be as successful as the Potter series, but I think most of us would enjoy basking again in the magical world she created.”
Cartoon by Erin Suh
Faculty iPod Mr. Wilsman
J.K. Rowling makes a return
for Coven Nashville rolls with local sushi Crazy “American Horror Story” returns Reviewing best and worst of Nashville
for its third season on FX
BY KATE GRIFFIN AND ERICA SPEAR Arts and Entertainment Editors
BY ELLEN SPIVEY Arts and Entertainment Editor
Typically, Nashville is not the first place that comes to mind when thinking about sushi. However, recently, Nashville has taken a step away from its fried chicken and sweet tea reputation and has stepped up its sushi game. Logos has reviewed some of the best and worst sushi places around town.
FX’s “American Horror Story” is back and more horrific than ever. During the past two seasons of this disturbingly satisfying hit anthology series, creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have proved that there is no topic too gruesome that they cannot handle. The first season revolved around a haunted house and the second was staged in an asylum, but even their dark natures cannot prepare viewers for the third installment titled, “American Horror Story: Coven.” Nearly 300 years after the infamous witch trials of Salem, Coven takes place in modern day and 1800s New Orleans. The breed of witches is going extinct and the few young ones who remain in New Orleans are sent to a special school for protection and to learn how to control their powers. Actors from the previous seasons (including Jessica Lang, Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga) return with all new identities accompanied by some new faces (including Emma Roberts and Kathy Bates). “American Horror Story: Coven” will shock, scare and make viewers shudder, making it perfect for chilling fall nights.
“Fall” in love with new albums BY ERIN SUH Editor-in-Chief
The arrival of Fall not only brought cooler weather, but also cooler music. From R&B, soul, rock, alternative and pop, new music has been released for lovers of all genres As artists released new albums, Logos picked out the best of the pack.
Lorde- Pure Heroine
John Legend- Love Arctic Monkeys- AM in The Future
Kings of LeonMechanical Bull
Janelle Monaé is back on her second studio album as electric lady number one. In the album, Monaé takes listeners on a journey not only through her soulful and intrepid vocals, but also with the otherworldly narrative she tells through her alter-egos.
Pure Heroine is a refreshing addition to the pop genre. The young New Zealand songstress demonstrates maturity beyond her years in her lyrics and a sound that is uniquely her own in her first full album.
John Legend is finally back after five years with a new solo album. Even if you’re not traditionally a R&B fan, Legend’s music holds universal appeal.
With Mechanical Bull, Kings of Leon have once again proved themselves to be the undisputed present day rulers of southern rock. The band seems to take a step away from the contrived and make a return to feel-good gaiety.
1. Electric Lady [ft. Solange] 2. Primetime [ft. Miguel] 3. It’s Code
1. 400 Lux 2. Ribs 3. Buzzcut Seasons
1. All of Me 2. Who do we Think we Are [ft. Rick Ross] 3. Caught Up
1. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High 2. Wanna be yours 3. Knee Socks
1. Comeback Story 2. Rock City 3. Family Tree
This Fall, the English band released their fifth studio album, AM. The album stays true to their gritty, basement sound, but they have returned with a more sophisticated and refined vibe.
Harpeth Hall Playmakers tackle Shakespeare
“As You Like It” is as complicated as you like “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players,” once wrote English playwright, poet and actor William Shakespeare. This opening line to the famous monologue in Act II, Scene VII of “As You Like It” is just one of many famous excerpts from Shakespeare’s famous comedy. Rejecting the typical Shakespearean mold with a period set and costumes, the Harpeth Hall Playmakers will perform another Shakespeare classic this fall. This straight show, “As You Like It,” will be set in the 1950s on an island, complete with strumming ukuleles and decorative leis. Although the time period and setting may be different than most traditional Shakespearean plays, the plot and language remain the same. “It’s about disguises and hidden identities,” said Senior Stage Manager Julia Pair. In between lines of iambic pentameter, Shakespeare tells the story of the two main characters, Celia (Junior Corinne Owen) and Rosalind (Sophomore Kristen Barrett), who are cousins and best friends. “Celia is a great character. She’s very fun to play because she’s kind of sarcastic, but very strong-willed. She just wants the best for Rosalind,” said Owen. Rosalind is the daughter of the banished Duke Senior (MBA theatre director Cal Fuller), whose brother, Duke Frederick (also played by Fuller), is the new duke, as well as Celia’s father. When Frederick
BY ELIZABETH LEADER Editor-in-Chief
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banishes Rosalind and her father, Celia follows them, disguised, into the forest. “Celia is disguised as a peasant and Rosalind disguises herself as a boy. Rosalind falls in love with a boy, Orlando (MBA Junior Jess Darnell), but he thinks she’s a boy because she’s in disguise,” said Pair. “Basically, there are all these pairs of lovers that get together in the forest, but they’re not entirely sure who each other are because everyone’s in disguise. At the end of the play everyone reveals themselves and they get married.” Although the play concludes with a happy ending for Rosalind, who marries Orlando, and Celia, who marries Oliver (MBA Sophomore Drew Gordon), there are still ups, downs and funny moments throughout the show. “My favorite scene is probably where I read terrible love poems by Orlando. That’s fun,” said Owen. “It’s Shakespeare set in the ‘50s, so I’m really excited to see how people respond to that and what they find funny and what they catch on to because with Shakespeare you never know what they’re going to get,” said Barrett. “We try to make it really easy for everyone to understand so even if you hate Shakespeare and feel like you don’t understand, we make it very easy for you,” said Owen. The show dates are Oct. 24 and 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Oct. 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Harpeth Hall in the Frances Bond Davis Theatre.
Coming soon: Oscar contenders come to cinema BY ELLEN SPIVEY Arts and Entertainment Editor
The summer movie season finally has drawn to a close leaving us weary of boisterous pop music and action-packed blockbusters. Now, theaters prepare for a promising batch of fall films which, according to critics, are sure to compensate for the pathetic display of movie making viewers saw over the summer. Here are some of the highly anticipated Oscar contenders of the upcoming movie season.
Captain Phillips October 11 “Captain Phillips” is a blood-pumping thriller that tells the tale of the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. This highly anticipated film revolves around the relationship between Captain Richard Philips (Tom Hanks) and his Somali adversary, Muse (Barkhad Abdi).
The Wolf of Wall Street November 15 Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this sexy, dark biographical drama that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. DiCaprio plays Jordon Belfort, a wealthy stockbroker who gets involved in serious federal crimes and is hunted down by the FBI. The movie is accompanied by a glamorous soundtrack and an all-star cast (Jon Favreau, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey , Kyle Chandler).
12 Years a Slave
“12 Years a Slave” tells the eye-opening story of Solomon Northup, a free black man, who was abducted and sold into slavery in the Deep South. Northup, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor, stays a slave for twelve years facing unbelievable cruelty. Steve McQueen’s third and most disturbing film yet contains some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch, and is already being called the important movie of the year by critics.
“The Hunger Games” was a huge hit amongst dedicated fans of the books and newbies alike, and the second installment is sure to please. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), and Gale (Liam Hemsworth) are back in this beautiful postapocalyptic film that promises to lead us into the holiday season with a bang.
Fall for all: Making the most of the season
BY ELEANOR SMITH Staff Writer
As sweater weather approaches Nashville, there are many excuses to go out and enjoy a fall day. Nashville is full of fun activities for just that purpose with events including festivals, concerts and more. For all the music lovers, on Nov. 3 Dierks Bentley is hosting a concert called Miles & Music for Kids at Riverfront Park benefitting children at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. For a more hands-on experience, Cheekwood hosts their annual Harvest time every Saturday through Oct. 26 where you can pick pump-
kins, participate in autumn themed arts and crafts, and play fun games. For those who want to make the most out of a Southern Fall night, Warner Parks presents The Full Moon Pickin’ Party at their Equestrian Center on Oct. 18 which showcases some of Middle Tennessee’s best bluegrass acts under the moon. Lastly, every weekend during the fall months you can visit Gentry’s Farm pumpkin patch with your family and friends to pick pumpkins and drink delicious apple cider.
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#HBN: The legacy of Honeybear Nation continues. Photo courtesy of Jenny Gray
Riveting rivals: Harpeth Hall vs. world BY GRACE POLLOCK Staff Writer
As most honeybears know, or will soon come to realize, athletic rivalries between schools have existed longer than some sports themselves. The most talked-about and heated rivalry is between the honeybears and the Ensworth Tigers. For most teams, no matter what sport, beating Ensworth is like winning the whole season– a sweet, sweet victory. Most do not realize that the largest competition for most teams is not always Ensworth, but rather lesser-known, yet equally competitive, schools. Because most of the fall sports seasons are coming to an end, it is fitting to recap the major games and matches between Harpeth Hall and other schools in Nashville. Cross country, golf and soccer all have different schools that they consider rivals and make for nail-biting games and matches. It is evident that the cross country team’s biggest rival is Baylor in Chattanooga. This running powerhouse of a school always places near our honeybears in meets, and even beat them last year in state. Nevertheless, the running field is fair-game this year and the cross country team believes they have a solid chance at beating their opponents from the east and claiming the title as champions in the last couple weeks of the season.
Junior member of the golf team Meredith Martineau said, “JPII is definitely our biggest rival.” Although Pope John Paull II is not known for intense rivalries in other sports against Harpeth Hall, they always give Harpeth Hall a run for our money on the green. Every fall, the quest to beat JPII is on every golfer’s mind, and it looks as though this will continue for a while. The soccer players admit that their biggest rival is Father Ryan. The girls soccer team at FRHS is talented and always intense to watch against Harpeth Hall. The girls on both teams are so close in skill that the desire to beat FRHS increases every soccer season. On an ending note, next time you want to attend an event against Ensworth, you should also consider watching other schools that are our rivals. The games are sure to keep you out of your seat, and are just another reason to show other schools how they wish they could be a part of #HBN.
Bear den grows: New Athletic and Wellness Center awaits completion
BY BLAIR MCFADDEN Staff Writer
J.RO’S LAIR: The building includes a larger weight room for all athletes. Photo courtesy of Karen Sutton
THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL: The hallways await honeybears. Photo courtesy of Karen Sutton
Many people have been interested in the construction of the new athletic center but have not had the chance to really find out what progress is being made. The contractors, builders and athletic directors have had a goal of being completely finished with the construction of the building in January 2014, and the process seems to be going as planned. The new building will be available for all students and faculty. The middle school girls will have PE classes and locker rooms, as well as fitness, yoga and other locker rooms for the Upper School students and faculty. In comparison to our facilities now, it will prove to be very beneficial and much of an improvement. Instead of two locker rooms, there will be six for every aspect of sports and fitness
classes during the school day. There will be several fitness rooms, two gyms and locker rooms with showers. Additionally, we will have concessions, a spirit store, four offices and a conference room. The sports teams will obviously benefit from this new building with its more advanced equipment and greater area to practice. Coach Romero said, “The additional space will obviously allow us to train larger groups at one time and have multiple programs taking place simultaneously in a given time frame. The additional indoor space will also allow us to perform a large amount of our speed, agility and conditioning work inside and never be restrained by the weather conditions.” This building will enable the athletes to
work out no matter what the conditions. One goal of the new building is to be valuable and useful for everyone at Harpeth Hall, not just athletes. Everyone at Harpeth Hall will be able to use the fitness room with weights, as well as the room full of cardio machines for individual exercise regimens. Students who take yoga will have their classes in the new building. Coach Sutton said, “The Athletic and Wellness Center will be an outstanding venue for athletics, and it offers so much for all students, faculty, staff and the entire Harpeth Hall community.” This building will be an addition to campus and allow the athletic program to make several necessary improvements.
Date to Remember: Jan. 28th, 2014, the grand unveiling
Going it alone: Solo sport athletes BY KEELY HENDRICKS Staff Writer
You have completely messed up. You shanked the ball, and you are pretty sure it would take a machete to find it in those weeds. As you throw your golf bag over your shoulder with self-disgust and set off in pursuit of your failure of a shot, you notice that your teammate’s ball has landed on the green. Just like that. You should be thrilled that your teammate has hit a shot worthy of the golf gods. If she wins the tournament, Harpeth Hall wins. Your team wins. Theoretically, this means that you win too. So why are not you exploding with pride? Exactly. Your ball is still M.I.A. and you’re shooting higher than your grandmother did last week. Essentially, it is your score. You want to do well because you’re the only one who can change your game. This is what makes solo sports different from traditional team sports; there is a huge emphasis on personal performance. However, is golf really that different from softball frin a team sport, let us say softball? For an answer to this question, let us hear what real athletes and coaches have to say on the matter. Coach Linden was confident that there was no difference when asked whether the motivation for success was higher with either solo or team sports. In the end, no matter whether they are playing alone or not, the girls are responsible for a team. They feel the same pressure to do well, even if their personal score is more noticeable in solo sports. Sophomore swim team member Claire Temple believes that her team is essential to her personal success. She said, “If we don’t encourage and build each other up, we won’t do well.” No matter the type of sport, every athlete needs a team behind her. In these
ways, solo sports inspire the same closeness and responsibility for the team as any other sport. However, there is one noticeable difference that every athlete mentioned. Jealousy is too strong of a word. There is a certain “healthy competitiveness” in solo sports that comes from wanting to do just as well or better than your teammates. As evident in the opening description, which may or may not have described some of my old golf matches, there is an inevitable envy that comes when your personal scores are constantly being compared to others’. However, everyone interviewed agreed that this so-called “envy” is part of what makes solo sports so great and give the athletes drive to do better. Often, girls are competing within the team, whether if it is to go to the State Tournament or be placed in a certain event. This, obviously, causes the girls to push themselves harder. Sophomore member of the golf team Olivia Caldwell said that the success of another player makes her want to improve her own score; rather than envy, it shows “admiration and a desire to work harder”. So, back to that philosophical question that has puzzled us enough to read a whole article about it: Are solo sports really that different? They are not. Teams are teams, no matter what the roles the athletes play in them. “The ultimate goal is team success,” said Coach Linden. Period. There might be more internal competitiveness and pressure involved, but at the end of the day, the athletes knows that every shot, stroke, or serve they make is for their team. After all, a slew of screaming, excited honeybears is better than one.
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FIRST FACEOFF: Predators return to ice for the 2013-2014 season.
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Back at Bridgestone: Predators start season After coming out of what was one of the most frustrating seasons in franchise history, the Nashville Predators looked to improve their game for the new season. Over the course of last year’s shortened season, the Predators suffered countless injuries and struggled to put pucks in the net. They held the worst-scoring average in the NHL and for only the second time in nine seasons, the team failed to make it into the playoffs. Going into the summer, General Manager David Poile deemed it necessary to make some changes to the roster in order to ensure a successful 2013-2014 season. The Predators acquired top prospect, Seth Jones, while also adding Viktor Stalberg, Carter Hutton, Matt Hendricks, Matt Cullen and Eric Nystrom to the team. They also extended contracts with defenseman Roman Josi and forward Patrick Hornqvist. Goaltender Pekka Rinne underwent hip surgery in May and seems to be well recovered after a restful summer, earning a shutout during the first preseason home game against the New York Islanders on Sept. 22. “I feel like the last month or so has been really good for me to work a lot on the ice and off the ice. I’m not going to look back and worry about what I couldn’t do in June or July. I feel good and I’m sure I’ll be better than 100 percent when the season starts,” said Rinne in a preseason post-game interview. Now, a few games into the season, the Predators have gotten off to a slow start. In the first game, Pekka Rinne was pulled in the first period after letting in three goals on six shots. The team did not get their first win until their third game in a three-to-two win over their division rivals, the Minnesota Wild, and currently stand at last place in the central division. “I’ve grown up going to games and they’ve become such a big part of my life. I’m looking forward to this season because we have a lot of great young players, amazing leaders and potential to go far this year,” said Senior Cason Blackwell. Despite a discouraging start, the team showed many positive improvements. The new additions to the team have payed off as rookie defensemen Seth Jones has played hard minutes for the team and has demonstrated incredible maturity with the puck while forward Eric Nystrom has contributed to the team’s scoring. When he was called in to replace Pekka Rinne in the first game of the season, goalie Carter Hutton looked solid in net. Nonetheless, scoring remains as the team’s main problem, and the Predators will need to find their touch if they hope for a more successful season. BY LARA NUNN Staff Writer
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HORROR HALL 1. Don’t Look Under the Bed (1999), or that one where the girl’s imaginary friend turns into the boogeyman.
3. Phantom of the Megaplex (2000), where a 17-year-old scores the assistant manager position of a haunted cinemaplex.
2. The Scream Team (2002), in which two kids join a team of ghost-hunters called “The Soul Patrol” to find and destroy evil ghosts.
4. Halloween Town (1998) Halloween Town 2: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001) Halloween Town High (2004), and an ill-timed fourth installment in which the main character is played by a different actress so it doesn’t warrant a mention.
5. Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire (2000) because eHarmony hasn’t been invented yet and eligible bachelors apparently don’t walk the streets in daylight.
Double, double, toil and trouble, Fire burn and cauldron bubble, Graphing calc and countdown-til-break, In the cauldron boil and bake. Pouch of pens and Lenovo dead, Cough drops and extra lead, Backup dress shirts and Tampax, Laptop chargers and emergency snacks. To get you through the terror and fright, We’ve come up with a list of films to excite. From the archives of DCOM’s we’ve selected, Classic cinema from the era of Disney perfected. So put down the text, you sleep - deprived scholar, Pop some corn and kick back, Cause you deserve it, you baller!
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