> FEATURED SELECTION PAW PRINT 2013-14 STAFF
2013: A YEAR IN REVIEW
TIPS FOR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
Co-Editor-in-Chiefs Rachael Cecil Hannah Wyman Section Editors Robbie Eaton Haley Madison Carnell Stewart
BURNING UP FOR CATCHING FIRE
GIRLS MEETS WORLD
FOR THE UNINFORMED
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Staff Writers Ethan Hayse Tiffany Roarke Brooke Wright
HILARIOUS HOROSCOPES WORDS BY: BROOKE WRIGHT
(March 21-April 19)
(April 20-May 20)
(May 21-June 20)
Should you really trust a horoscope written by a teenage girl? Survey says no.
A big accomplishment is around the corner… for your friend. Better luck next time.
You’ve already broken your New Year’s resolution haven’t you?
(June 21 - July 22) Tauruses always forget to put on deodorant. Beware.
(July 23 - August 22) Didn’t anyone ever tell you, “You keep making that face and it’s going to get stuck like that”? It’s been proven. Just look at a Pisces.
(August 23 - Sept. 22) In your case sarcasm, isn’t a personality trait -- it’s a second language.
(Sept 23 - October 22)
(October 23 - Nov. 21)
(Nov. 22 - December 21)
You can never make up your mind. Something as simple as ordering McDonald’s seems like a big decision.
The chances of you having a great social life is equal to the probability that you can lick your own elbow.
(Dec. 22 - January 19)
(Jan. 20 - February 18)
Hopefully Santa left you a personality under the tree.
Your mind is filled with useless facts, so you tend to push the more important stuff aside. You probably forgot you had homework to do
You got enough coal for Christmas to start your own mining company.
PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20) Did you hear what the Leo said about you?
Six PRP students won a contest that allowed them to visit the DC holocaust museum
There was a 35 minute power outage at the Super Bowl.
A YEAR IN
PRP’s Boys’ Basketball team went to State and made it to the Sweet 16
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Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota and New Jersey recognized same sex marriage.
WORDS BY: RAECHAEL CECIL
PRP Baseball won state
PRP Boys’ Soccer went to and won districts for the first time in school history!
Miley Cyrus underwent some serious lifestyle changes
8 Vine went viral.
The release of Grand Theft Auto V distracted many teenage boys for months.
Last season the Archery team was runnerup in the Region. This was one of the best seasons the Panthers have had. They also won the first ever LIT. These were both big accomplishments for the entire team and first year Coach Josh Lightle
This year the wrestling team gained some new teammates. Juniors: Syndey Smith, Desiree Risinger, Carelia Gonzalez, Cheyanne Doan, Lecota Baker, Autumn Summerhill and Jade Hollis decided to join the wrestling team.
After a great first season by Coach Lightle, he is excited for another. “We had a great year, and I’m looking forward to improving this season.” Said Coach Lightle.
With only 15-20 girl wrestlers in the entire state of Kentucky it really shows the determination these seven girls put in each day. No lady has ever finished a wrestling season at PRP. This means that history is in the making for the 2013-2014 Wrestling team.
WORDS BY: ROBBIE EATON
WORDS BY: ROBBIE EATON
> With the Panthers in a new Region this season, they hope to make it to the State Tournament. To accomplish this, the team will lean on all seniors; Franklin Beasley, Blake Byerly, Nathan Deasy, Katie Devore, Christine Hannon, Courtney Judge, Summer Minton, Jonathon Peck, Bailey Rodgers, Garrett Sharber, Chase Wheatly, Stephanie Whilston, and Kevin Woosley.
WORDS BY: CARNELL STEWART
The swim team splashes and dives in with a good start to the 2013-2014 season. The team is preparing to be the best as the season begins. With Coach Bobb leading the boys’ team and Coach Miller leading the girls’ team, the coaches and team members hope to do well this season with hopes of making it to regionals. According to the coaches, the swim team did well in November. The team has had no major changes from last year to this year. This year’s team consists of 12 members in all: five students on the boys’ team and seven students on the girls’ team. The seniors on this year’s team are Stephen Ford, Katie Laughlin and Nikki Lowe. “We have some really good swimmers this year and may have a shot at making it to regionals,” said Coach Miller. With a good team and a good attitude, the team has an exciting but challenging season ahead of them.
Desiree is the only girl that has competed in a match so far this season. On December 5 she fell just short to Seneca. When asked how wrestling compares to other sports she’s played Desiree stated, “it’s more difficult working with boys because they’re stronger and more experienced since it’s only our first year.” “Having some girl wrestlers have been challenging as a coach. Trying to work through the different situations that arise, but overall I feel it has been a really good experience,” said Coach Frech. Some think it is probably hard for the players also, but it just depends on who you are. “It’s not real different from having all guys. They put in work just like everybody else. Though they have been a distraction for some of the guys on the team,” said Senior Sam Lawrence.
PRP Cheerleaders Place Third At State WORDS BY ETHAN HAYSE
Our PRP cheerleaders competed in Lexington on December 14 for the state title. They placed third in the competition by seven points. The state title now belongs to George Rogers Clark high school. “I thought we were going to win, but I also thought it was going to be a lot harder this year,” said Junior Jasmine Perry. The score dropped by four points due to one particular mistake. “Someone tripped me as we were walking to our spots and I accidently stepped on Allie’s shoe, which made her shoe fall off,”
said Perry. She was referring to the junior cheerleader, Allie Rich. Even without this deduction, the cheerleaders still only would’ve placed second. “We made a few mistakes and we could’ve done better with our cheer,” said Sophomore Peyton Hawks. Even though they lost this year, the team still has high expectations for next year. “We are going to kill it at state and redeem ourselves,” said Hawks.
Feature News Items
BURNING UP FOR CATCHING FIRE WORDS BY: Hannah WymAN
The sequel to the Hunger Games, Catching Fire, was a huge hit throughout the country. Because the movie originally came from a book, Catching Fire fans shared
their opinions the movie adaptation of the text. “The differences from the book to the movie made me kind of angry because they were so minor that it would
have only taken a few seconds to show them.” Senior Connor Toles “In the book, Katniss goes through the process of choosing the perfect dress, and Cinna’s decision to alter her final dress made more sense than it did in the movie. But I still loved the movie!” Ms. Kruse “I liked the book better than the movie. It was more detailed and the movie dragged on a bit.” Senior Angel Pham “The movie made me actually want to read the book, but the book was sadder.” Senior Laura Hall “I liked the book better because the movie was
GIRLS THINK, GUYS THINK WORDS BY: HALEY MADISON
think: > Girls Girls think guys are always wrong. Girls think all guys cheat. Girls think all guys are the same. Girls think a guy cannot change. Girls think they cannot text a guy first. Girls think “Throwback Thursday” means last week.
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GUYs think: Guys think yoga pants are God’s gift to earth. Guys think they are stronger than girls. Guys think they are better at sports than girls. Guys think that girls do not use the restroom. Guys think they know everything.
missing things. In the movie when Caesar was talking to Katniss and Peeta about the wedding, it was on hologram, but in the book it wasn’t.” Freshman Toreis Johnson “Some things I didn’t understand in the movie because I didn’t read the book, but I liked the first movie better.” Freshman Tori Embry “I didn’t like the part with the fog, and I liked the first movie better.” Freshman Tyevon Powell “Honestly, the book and the movie were a lot more alike than other movies from books. I thought they were both really good.” Sophomore Parker Shouse
HOLIDAY MOVIES WORDS BY HALEY MADISON
2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
GIRL MEETS WORLD WORDS BY Hannah WymAN
If you are a child born in the 1990’s, like most of our students at PRP, the name Cory Matthews probably brings back memories of your childhood. Boy Meets World was a show for children and preteens in the 90’s that taught kids important life lessons and entertained them in positive ways. After the season finale and last episode premiered on May 5, 2000, many Boy Meets World fans were disappointed that it was coming to an end. Disney Channel has officially announced that they will move forward with a spin-off to the original show called Girl Meets World. Since the last episode of Boy Meets World ended with the childhood lovers Cory and Topanga getting married, the spinoff will be the journey of their lives as adults, who are married with children. Their youngest daughter, Riley, faces hard life issues and learns important lessons through her experiences with family, friends, and school, just as her parents did when they were younger. “Boy Meets World was one of my favorite
shows when I was a kid. I can’t wait to see how Girl Meets World is going to be, I bet it’ll be awesome,” said Senior Kim Wagner. The show is said to be just like Boy Meets World but from a tween girl’s perspective. Riley and her best friend
“Boy Meets World was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid. I can’t wait to see how Girl Meets World is going to be, I bet it’ll be awesome,” have a memorable middle school experience, but they are always under the watchful eyes of Riley’s dad, Cory, who’s also their new History teacher, and Riley’s mom, Topanga, who owns a trendy after school hangout that specializes in pudding. Some fans may be disappointed that their favorite characters from Boy Meets World will not be in the new show. Characters such as Shawn, Eric and Mr. Feeny will pop up in the show every once in a while but will not featured. Also, Girl Meets World will be
3. Christmas Story
more focused on the lives of Cory and Topanga’s children and less on Cory and Topanga themselves. In an interview with Ben Savage, who plays Cory Matthews, Savage said “It’s important for people to understand that we’re trying to create a show for a brand new generation of kids to grow up with and learn from and enjoy. We’re basically going all the way back to season one, episode one, scene one, and take one of Boy Meets World. Only, this time, it’s from a girl’s perspective.” The comedy series is set in New York City and filming has already begun. The new series Girl Meets World, is set to premiere sometime in 2014.
4. Polar Express 5. Santa Claus 6. A Year Without Santa 7. Holiday in Handcuffs 8. The Land of Misfit Toys 9. Christmas with Kranks 10. Shining New Year
NEW TO PAW PRINT NEW YEAR, NEW FEATURES!
WORDS BY: HANNAH WYMAN
It really sucks when you wake
with rude people and be told what to
try and manage some sort of
up one day and realize that
do five days a week. I mean, I have to
spending money on top of trying
waste my time fake-smiling at people
to afford college. And after all
turned into an adult. Youâ€™re like â€œWhen did this happen and when did I say I was ready for this?â€? Like, now youâ€™re 17 and 18 years old, so guess what? You have to pay for your car now and your clothes and your food and your school and YOUR WHOLE LIFE! And youâ€™re just like â€œWell, darn. This really sucks.â€? Then you look around at the other kids your age that have no job and still have all the most expensive clothes and shoes and pretty much
Man, it really does drive me insane because I donâ€™t remember ever saying I wanted to grow up.
everything they want. And you know
who I secretly want to strangle just to
what? Thatâ€™s pretty darn aggravating. I
get a gallon of gas. Then I have to find
have to go to a stupid restaurant, deal
the time to do homework and
this annoying work I have to do, I still donâ€™t have the nicest clothes, $200 shoes or a different purse every week. Man, it really does drive me insane because I donâ€™t remember ever saying I wanted to grow up.
LOOK! YOUâ€™RE IN THE BOOK! WORDS BY: ETHAN HAYSE
@RidgeFootball10: I walk into the club like whatâ€™s up. How you doing?
@calliefornia-8: when I try to wrap presents it looks like a bomb of paper exploded on the box and I tried to fix it with tape. @Halweey: I hate people period lol. @kaytilyn_prewitt: My babyâ€™s mouth and tongue are developing now! @ctoles0: The guys in the progressive commercial where itâ€™s raining...is hot đ&#x;˜? @birkhead2fab: Never trust a man cause they all hungry. @Yo_Loveall: This class couldnâ€™t go by any slower. Seriously. @elitekash: free my girl sharkeisha, she didnt do nothinâ€™ forreal. @princessd0wns: Prp hallways give me anxiety. @AlexisV_: I guess I should do the homework that was due today.
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HAND SANITIZER: A THING OF THE PAST FOR JCPS WORDS BY: TIFFANY ROARKE
As of last month, hand sanitizer is no longer available to students of Jefferson County Public Schools due to cases where students have had life threatening allergic reactions. In other situations there are students who are ingesting it, resulting in alcohol poisoning. The decision was made by the safety and Environmental Services. It was approved by the Board of Education. In addition to allergic reactions and alcohol poisoning, hand sanitizer does not take care of visibly soiled hands and bacteria. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that the number one method to stop the spread of germs is hand washing. It is also highly flammable. “I think it’s stupid and should only affect those schools with the problems. Apparently they have immature students,” said one student, who preferred to stay anonymous. Teachers may use hand sanitizer, but only if they keep it away in their desk or bag. It may not be visible or handed out to students. If a water outage occurs, JCPS housekeeping has a procedure for delivering hand sanitizer to schools quickly.
TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION WORDS BY: ETHAN HAYSE
1. Choose realistic resolutions that you know you can keep.
2. Make a goal to reach for. 3. Make a game plan to reach your goal. 4. Make your resolution something you really want. 5. Tell your friends so you have support throughout the process. 6. Be prepared to changed your habits. 7. If you fall short of the wagon, make sure you get back on. 8. Do make the change all at once, make a slow trnasition. 9. Treat yourself as you progress. 10. Don’t give up!
CYBER BULLYING WORDS BY: HALEY MADISON
Cyber bullying is something that no one ever wants to go through, but last year a few seniors at PRP went through it all via Twitter.
A former student at PRP was making threats and vulgar remarks towards other students on Twitter. According to Senior Courtney Dawson “It was pretty scary. They said that they knew where I lived, what I did after school, my parents’ names, and they made a lot of weird sexual comments.” Many people see cyber bullying as funny and as a joke, but the statistics show otherwise. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. Nearly 43% of teenagers have been bullied online; one in four teens says that it has happened more than once. “It’s really upsetting because someone was doing it as a joke, when that stuff happens to people every day. It’s pretty sad once you really realize what our society has come to. Do not ever fall under pressure of saying something back, do not retaliate! ” said Senior Matt Lawson. All of the seniors that were mentioned in the twitter account told Officer Jones and got to the bottom of the situation. They all went to court, and the person that set up the Twitter account got arrested and charged for cyber bullying. Zack Dillander suggests that everyone should “take it seriously and find someone who could get to the bottom of the situation.”
FOR THE UNINFORMED WORDS BY RACHAEL CECIL
cannot have opinions. Newspapers simply share information and nothing more. If that information happens to be a teenage girl’s view on her pregnancy, then so be it. People can choose to be affected however they like by what they read. If a person were to read an editorial that wasn’t in the least bit persuasive and then make life decisions because of it, that is their decision. If a
newspaper were to put an editorial from a n our last issue, the Paw Print published terrorist into their opinion section, would it an editorial written by Morgan Riggs. mean the paper was promoting terrorism? Being an unbiased newspaper with A newspaper provides its readers with a
journalistic integrity, we do not promote perspective that may or might not align with nor discourage any of what was published. their own. Morgan Riggs had a lot to say about her Almost every established newspaper I situation, so she expressed her opinions. Just have ever read has a designated space for because newspapers publish an editorial readers to express their opinions, regardless section, doesn’t mean that they endorse the of however the person in charge of the opinions expressed in those editorials. newspaper feels about a given topic. The
The whole purpose of a newspaper is whole point of this is that it doesn’t matter
to pass along unbiased information including what the newspaper’s editor or sponsor thinks the opinions of others. In this case, we of a writer’s opinion in an editorial piece; if the provided one of our readers the opportunity piece contains sound writing and is logical, it’s to share her thoughts on teen pregnancy going in the paper. Newspapers don’t promote based on personal experience. The Paw ideas: they simply provide information on Print has no opinion of Morgan Riggs or topics that are relevant to their readers. her pregnancy simply because newspapers
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SENIOR BAND SPOTLIGHT WORDS BY HALEY MADISON
enior Courtney Kampschaefer found her love for music eight years ago when she began playing the flute in fifth grade. Many people have role models or someone that inspired them to play a sport or instrument, but Courtney’s story is a little different. “I encouraged myself to be in band. One day I woke up and say ‘Hey, they were talking about band yesterday so why don’t I play?” said Kampschaefer. After all that Courtney has been through to learn new techniques and ways to play the flute she was proudly named PRP’s flute first chair. Courtney was also given the opportunity to do a solo on piccolo her junior year for Kentucky Music Editors Association (KMEA). Courtney’s favorite part about being in band is learning how to play all of the different genres of music and getting closer to her classmates.
Courtney plans to go to Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) next fall and play in their concert band; she also has an interest in being in EKU’s color guard which is a part of their marching band.
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“Music is really important to me because it can change my mood from good to bad in a heartbeat,” said Kampschaefer.
FROM FRANCE TO AMERICA: LOUIS HOUZET WORDS BY: TIFFANY ROARKE
hat if you had the opportunity to go to school in a different country? Would you take it?
Senior Louis Houzet was given the chance to come to the United States to gain a better education. In order to pursue this opportunity, Houzet had to leave everything he knew behind in Northern France and travel to the United States. First impressions of America can differ from person to person. The United States has a wide diversity of cultures that can surprise anybody who is new to the States. “My first impression of America was the people are loud but nice to be honest with you,” said Houzet. Even though he has had to endure a complete culture shock, Houzet is playing tennis and running cross country at PRP. “It’s awesome being here,” said Houzet. People in America can impact others in many different ways. While in the United States Houzet has meet all kinds of people who have impacted him in. He has gained new friends while living here who have helped make his trip worthwhile. “People in America are funny and nice,” said Houzet.
Houzet admits that this trip has had its disadvantages for him. Having to leave his family in France has been one of the hardest things for Houzet to deal with. It. “I miss my family a lot,” said Houzet. After Houzet’s senior year at PRP, he plans to return to his family in France and finish up schooling there. “I hope to come back to America someday soon,” said Houzet.
PRP STUDENTS GIVE BACK WORDS BY: TIFFANY ROARKE
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to have nothing at all? Have you ever wondered what you could do to make a difference in someone else’s life with a simple gift from the heart? PRP students have found multiple ways to help others. Whether it is by community service or creating awareness, PRPs students are finding room in their hearts to spread the joy of giving throughout the school and community.
Junior Kelaiah Clark gives
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back to people around the world with her father. Every month Clark and her dad sponsor an orphaned child in Haiti. The orphanage they help is known as Baptist Children’s Home. “I feel like I am helping to improve someone’s life,” said Clark. Junior Kaileigh Byrne and her mother are members of the Make a Wish Foundation. Byrne travels to large corporations and speaks out for people in need. She is constantly speaking for the foundation and spreads the message for children and families
in need of help. “I advocate for the children so their voices can be heard,” said Byrne. Senior Katie Vance is working with the student council to run a can food drive at PRP. The goal she and other members are hoping to reach is 1000 canned foods so that they can give food to families in the community who need it. “I like to do this because I am helping out a family in need,” said Vance.