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theCRIMSONrecord duPont Manual High School 路 March, 2011 路 Volume 60 路 Issue 6

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The Health at Every Size movement tells girls, like the one pictured, that no matter how large their belly, they are still beautiful. Photo by Sadie Saylor, Design by Virginia Johnson



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Balancing Sports and Academics

art exhibits Autumn Lindesy, Luke Miner, Billie Heizer, Beth Prewitt, Casey Blair, Lillian Webber, Jake Lockner, Shannon Le, Austin Colon Opening: April 5 Takedown: April 27 Sponsor: Mr. DeWeese All Photography II Students Opening: May 3 Takedown: May 24 Sponsor: Mr. Curtis

Tanning Anorexia

Etta Jo Miller, Ian Bailey, Abby Brill, Joe Hodapp, Tate Deddens, Ally Parel, Karlin Kimmel, Justice Goodner Opening: March 1 Takedown: March 20 Sponsor: Ms. Tallent


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10. Texting 11. Social Networks


12. Prom Makeup 13. Prom Fashion 14. Top Family Restaurants 15. Horoscopes 15. March Holidays

Virginia Johnson



Devyn Nance (Academics Editor)


Rachel Harris (Well-being Editor)


Colleen Kidd Patrick Haertel


Keevin Henley


Health at Every Size



Science Fair Stress



Evelynn Wyatt



on the cover


mid the stress of the production of issue 6, Amy Ritchie, our adviser, and I had a very difficult decision to make. We had to choose the Editors-in-Chief for the 2012-2013 school year. It was hard, but we ended up choosing the two people who we think are perfect for the job. Next year, Evelynn Wyatt and Taylor Browning will take my place at the head of The Crimson Record staff. These two girls are amazing, and I guarantee that they will take The Crimson Record to the next level. I am so proud of these two, who, despite being sophomores, have gone above and beyond what was expected of them. They have made Volume 60 great, and I have no doubt that Volume 61 will be even better. As the time I have left at Manual slowly shrinks, I find myself torn between the sorrow of leaving and the anticipation of what is to come. Though I believe college will bring great things for me, I will hate to leave The Crimson Record behind. Fortunately, leaving is becoming a little bit easier now that I know that Evelynn and Taylor will do an amazing job without me.

Virginia Johnson Editor-in-Chief of The Crimson Record

Madison Wade Vickie Tang Celia Sandler (Art Director)


Megan Lyvers ( Managing Editor) Taylor Browning (Student Life and Entertainment Editor)

Kalen Winburn (Sports Editor) Meredith Bell (Sports Editor) Malesha Griffin Nikia White (Proofs Editor) Laura Anderson


Adauri Hall Amanda Rhodes Juliette Rosado


Amy Ritchie

Opinion: Why Obama’s SOTU doesn’t mean anything—yet The buzz over President Obama’s State of the Union Address last Tuesday was phenomenal. Millions of Americans around the country watched as the president laid out his plans for working with Congress and essentially kicked off his re-election campaign for 2012. The address was broadcasted by all the major news stations and the topic even swept across social-networking sites like [...]

The Belief Brief: Laura Anderson and Paganism Paganism, a polytheistic religion similar to Wicca, is based on a simple message: “If it harms none, do what you will.” Believers ascribe to the pantheons of ancient cultures, especially Rome, Egypt, and Greece. The religion’s community worship takes place through groups called covens, but its focus is largely on each believer’s individual preferences, meaning [...]

Today’s Tech: Internet Pirates of the Caribbean Ah yes, internet piracy: the activity some of us are ashamed of doing, but do anyways. In the last few years, rates of internet piracy have increased by a lot. Recently, to combat the increase, Congress almost passed controversial bills like SOPA and PIPA. SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act, was introduced by U.S. [...]

Opinion: Taxes and spending beyond bumper sticker slogans This article is substantially longer than my political counterparts’. Bear with me. This will be my longest post because it sets the foundation by which I will continue my writings. I know I speak for the minority at Manual High School. Democrats and Independents, please read this opinion piece. I think that you will find it [...]

Girls’ lacrosse team introduces cuts to handle new membership Last year, the girls’ lacrosse team had a record number of participating freshmen. In order to manage the increasing interest, Head Coach Samantha Canary has decided to implement cuts. Since the program’s start in 2000, the girls’ lacrosse team has been no-cut on both the varsity and JV level. Though Coach Canary does not want [...]





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Manual hosts their first 2012 National Letter of Intent Signing Day. WORDS BY TAYLOR BROWNING | PHOTO BY MEGAN LYVERS | ART BY SADIE SAYLOR | DESIGN BY EVELYNN WYATT


uPont Manual hosted a Letter of Intent Signing for seven seniors in the senior cafeteria on February 2, 2012. Each senior signed a letter declaring the school they would be attending with a full ride scholarship. The event was available for family and friends to attend, to show their support. Principal Larry Wooldridge opened the ceremony with an introduction to welcome guests, including local news stations, WHAS, WAVE, and FOX. Athletic Director Mr. Zuberer called up each senior to get recognized for their accomplishment. Thomas Chapman (12, HSU), a defensive line football player, announced that he would be attending the University of Kentucky. “I want to thank my family,

friends, and coaches for supporting me through my high school career and college decision. I also want to thank U of K for taking a chance on me,” said a choked up Chapman. The crowds reaction expressed their excitement and encouragement for Chapman being recruited by an SEC school. Once hearing their name, each senior and their parents would go to the front of the room. After signing their letter of intent, they would all give a short speech showing their gratitude and announcing the school they would go to. When the ceremony ended guests had the opportunity to take pictures, along with interviews for the news stations. The next signing day for Manual seniors will take place on April 11, 2012.

Announcement: Changes to AP test registration process We are slowly but surely moving into the 21st Century with AP Registration. This year, students will register for their AP Exams online. I have attached the form mailed to all parents/students this week that details the registration process. It is important to note that although students register for their AP exams online, they will [...]

Seniors play the waiting game as colleges make decisions As February rolls in, more and more students are figuring out their future plans. But for the more unfortunate students, the first of April is the day they await. Unless students applied to college on Early Decision or Early Action, this is the most common notification date for universities. One MST senior, Oriana Ngo, anxiously waits [...]

Visual Arts magnet shows off “Serendipity” gallery The Visual Arts magnet opened its third gallery of senior artwork, “Serendipity,” at 3:00 p.m. on February 2 in the Norma E. Brown art gallery. Chelsey Chapman, Madison Tamagni, Danielle Kean, Julia Winsch, Hannah Bissmeyer, Brandie Nix, Madison Wade, and Kelli Gard all collaborated to build the exhibit. This gallery’s theme focuses on order and [...]

Richard Ballard (HSU)- Indiana University for soccer Josh Bynum (CMA) - St. Joseph’ College for baseball Thomas Chapman (HSU) - University of Kentucky for football Jake McNair (HSU) - Eastern Illinois University for football Percy Minor (HSU) - Campbellsville University for football Elise Steinmetz (HSU) - Lees-McRae College for soccer Grayson Zuberer (HSU) - Air Force Academy for football

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Congratulate these past Clint Vaught Spotlight Award winners when you see them in the hallway or pass by their classrooms.


December 2011: Lamont Cowden January 2012: Stacy Pendleton February 2012: Brian Hamric





MST students struggle to manage science fair, school work, and their social lives.


art of being an MST student includes designing and executing a science fair project freshman, sophomore, and junior year. For these MST underclassmen, their stress levels hit an all-time high while they scramble to finish their science fair projects on time. Having five months to work on a project seems like a lot to other students but any MST student will tell you, for science fair projects, five months is not enough. Alice Darling (11, MST) had to manage her time with sports, school, and science fair. “It’s really hard to do science fair and a sport at the same time. There were a few instances where I would have to show up late to team bonding during the field hockey state championship tournament,” said Darling. Coming up with a topic is the hardest part of science fair according to Darling. If students aren’t continuing their last year project, they have to come up with a topic that has never been explored before. Once a student’s project topic has been approved by an MST teacher, it is up to the student to request help from professors around Louisville for further help. In some cases, students will do a continuation of their previous year’s project in an attempt to further their research. Samantha Moorin (10, MST) is one of those students. “My topic is a syntactic analysis of an authors writing style,” said Moorin. This year, Moorin’s project required a large amount of computer programming, an addition of variables, retesting of her program from the year before, and the testing of new authors. During the first semester of school, students plan, formulate, and perform their experiment. The second semester is the time for presenting. Some students enter their projects in competitions across the country and often have to travel out of town if they advance in the contests. “I missed work and practice because of science fair [competitions] a lot,” said Aliyah Granger (11, MST). However, for some, the trade off may be worth it. If a student’s science fair project is good enough they can win various all-expense paid trips, college scholarships, or even straight cash as a reward for a job well done. “For the most part, you get out of science fair what you put into it,” said Darling. And for others, the satisfaction of succeeding at something they have devoted months upon months to is reward enough. “When I’m finished I feel like I tried my hardest, but it would be awesome to attempt a project to cure cancer like other students,” said Granger.


WORDS BY LAURA ANDERSON | DESIGN BY VIRGINIA JOHNSON Abate – to put an end to; to reduce in value, amount, intensity, or degree (verb) Disencumber – to free from burdens (verb) Diligent – characterized as steady, earnest, or taking painstaking effort (adj) Hackneyed – lacking in originality or vitality (adj) Nonchalant – having an air of being unconcerned or uncaring (adj) Opulent – having a large mount of something; fashioned to give off an air of richness (adj) Prosaic – average; normal; commonplace (adj) Ruffian – brute; savage; bully (noun) Sagacity – one who is able to look keenly into future events, or has the ability to look closely at their senses in order to grasp future events (noun) Wary – being cautious to a high degree; watchful (adj) 1. For all x >2, (2x2 + 2x - 12)/(x - 2) simplifies to... A) 2(x - 2) B) x + 3 C) 2(x + 3)(x - 2) D) x + 2 E) 2(x + 3) 2. There are 17 blocks in a brown bag. Three of the blocks are white, five are purple, two are blue, and 7 are green. If three white blocks are taken away along with one blue block, what is the probability of taking out a purple block? A. 5/17 B. 5/13 C. 7/13 D. 4/13 3. He _______ to have been informed of the issue at a prior time. A. seems B. seemingly C. has seemed D. seem 4. “I am not a fool” replied the small child as she stared into the face of her accusor. What is wrong with this sentence? I Spelling II Capitalization III Grammar A. I only B. I and III C. II and III D. I and III E. None of the above, the sentence is correct. Definitions taken from Merriam-Webster and modified for explanation (1=E, 2=B, 3=A, 4=D)









Manual athletes discuss how they balance projects, tests, practices and games in order to be a successful student and player. your school work so you don’t fall behind and your grades start to suffer. Quintez Thompson (12, HSU) knows how important motivation is as he is a twosport athlete (football, basketball) and tries his best to stay motivated. “You could be really tired after practice and could have a late game, so you have to stay motivated,” said Thompson Being a student athlete comes at a price and can be hard, but using strategies that upperclassmen athletes do can help you out and make your life of balancing school and sports better and more enjoyable. Upperclassmen may have more experience at balancing school and sports, but underclassmen catch on quick and understand how important it is to study. Dwayne Sutton (9, HSU) understands already in his freshman year. ”I do my homework the day it is assigned so I wont be packed with homework... When I get home I also have to make sacrifices so I can study,” said Sutton.

Study in a Group Get a group of friends or teammates together and study together before practice or after so everyone can be on the same page and can help one another to be successful in the classroom. “I actually focused in study skills after school,” Jasmyn Hamilton (11, HSU) said. “If I didn’t have the study skills, I would have wasted my time goofing off and would have slacked off,” Hamilton said.



or many students, balancing the stressful combination of sports and school is a necessary and important aspect of Manual life. How they manage their commitments is up to them. Rodney Furman (11, MST) understands how to be a successful student athlete. “I balance my hours of school, work and football so I can find time for both,” said Furman. Furman uses the week days to focus on athletics and to get better at football, but when he gets homework he uses spare time during school and his break and lunch time during work to do his homework. “I also get a lot of sleep so I can have enough energy during the day to work hard at school, work and football,” said Furman. Organization is a very important component of succeeding when being a student athlete. “I organize my time by setting up a routine everyday to stay on top of my work. My agenda is also a life saver,” Camron Kriz (12, HSU) said. You also need motivation to keep you on top of

Get Help from Teachers Teachers are always willing to help you succeed if you show that you are willing to get help and learn. Some teachers have tutoring sessions on certain days after school to help you understand the information better so you can succeed and be a successful student athlete.

Plan It Out Being on block scheduling and not having the same classes everyday, you can lose track of what homework and projects are due. You could possibly forget to study for a big test which could cause all type of problems for your grades. Using your agenda or some type of planner can help you stay organized and stay on top of all of your work so you can be a successful student athlete. Take Advantage of Study Skills Having a study skills is one great opportunity at Manual that a lot of schools don’t offer, so take advantage of it. If you have homework, don’t wait till you get home to do it, use the time that you have available at school to do it. It can also give you more time at home to do things you life to do.

Bailey Macaluso (11. HSU)






The track team has their eyes on winning the State Championship.


or most sports there is an off-season; but for those who run both Track and Cross-Country at Manual running is a year-round activity. With Cross Country season having passed, Manual has high hopes for its 2012 Track and Field Season. “As always,we hope to win the State track meet. We know we want to beat Assumption and Sacred Heart and even Male if we can,” said Mattie Gottbrath (10, HSU). For sophomore Cyrus Henry (10,VA) there are more personal goals going into this year. “I want to get a new personal record in the mile. Last year my best time was 4:56, So I want to beat that this year.” Last year, the boys placed second in the KHSAA State Track Championship Meet, behind Male. Sweeping both the long-distance individual and relay categories, the girls were able to finish fourth overall.

“I think that this year we are going to have an increase in talent. We have a lot of new sprinters for the team which is really exciting and the Hale twins (Cassidy Hale and Kristen Hale, 11, HSU) are only getting better every year.” said Gottbrath. The team opened their season with the Wildcat Classic on January 21. However preparation for the season began in early December. “The warmer December weather was very helpful, because it has given us a head start on training,” said Gottbrath. This year’s roster includes twenty-one seniors. Christina Arnold (12, VA) is one of the few seniors who has been a part of the Manual track team since her freshman year. Arnold said, “After last season, we saw what our whole team was really capable of so we're definitely going to kick everything up a notch to try and win state this year.” The state meet is set to be held May 19 at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Park.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE Here are a few dates to look forward to in the track season.

March 10 Tiger Relays at St.X March 24 Harry Gershel Invitational at Christian Academy March 31 Lenny Lyles at Central April 7 Elite Challenge of Champions in Mobile, Alabama May 12 Regional Track Meet at Male High School

wildcat classics On Saturday, January 21, the duPont Manual Track team participated in the Wildcat Classic indoor track meet at Nutter Field House in Lexington, KY. The following athletes placed in the top five within their respective races:

• Cassidy Hale placed first in the Girls’ one mile run with a time of 5:12. • Kristen Hale placed fourth with a time of 5:25. • The boys 4x800 finished with a time of 8:41. • Will Short clenched fourth in the one mile run with a time of 4:34. • Mary King placed second on the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:01. • The girls 4x800 placed second at 10:09 and also set a record. • Jasmine Athanasakes placed first overall in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:27 and Christina Rucinski came in second at 2:29.




Christina Arnold (12, VA) explains the difference between track and cross-country. “In cross-country, you run on a course that is 3.1 miles long across a grassy surface, whereas in track, you’ll always be on a track that usually has a rubberized surface. “The events vary more in track because you could be running a 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter and so on up to a 2 mile event which is the longest racing event in the high school division. “(In track) there are also field events such as the long jump, high jump, discus, and shot put.”

Congratulations! On March 3, the Girls Team placed first in the Mason Dixon Games and the Boys placed fifth.





TOO MUCH in the sun

Looking good for Spring Break and Prom season is not worth the health risks.


s warmer weather slowly approaches, young men and women across the nation prepare to show off their new summer bodies. They begin shopping, dieting, and for many, tanning. More popular in developed countries, like the United States, tanning has become a part of preparation for the spring and summer seasons. According to ETS Tan, a company that helps new tanning business owners, thirty million North Americans have visited a tanning salon in the past ten years. Starting out as a nine-hundred million dollar industry in 1991, tanning has now become a seven billion dollar industry, on average making twenty thousand to twenty-five thousand dollars per bed. Although the tanning industry creates a lot of revenue and many people enjoy it, the health factors create more problems than benefits. The most recognized health risk caused by tanning is skin cancer. Long wavelength UVA are used in tanning beds, which are

wavelengths that can go deeper in the skin. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, indoor ultraviolet tanners are seventy-four percent more likely to develop melanoma-the disease responsible for more than seventy-five percent of skin cancer deaths. Along with skin cancer, tanning can cause skin burns, premature skin aging—which happens due to the breakdown of collagen (proteins)—and eye damage such as cataracts and inflammation. One health benefit of tanning is the amount of Vitamin D given to the body. However, if the body isn’t getting enough Vitamin D, supplements would be a much better choice than a sunbed. Indoor tanning creates its own problems that outweigh the amount of any benefit it may give. As the temperatures rise, the amount of skin- related health problems doesn’t have to do the same.

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The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) passed a law in 2008 in Kentucky that requires children and teenagers under fourteen to be accompanied by a parent/guardian when tanning. But fourteen to eighteen-year-olds don’t get off too easy either; they must submit a parental consent form to the business in order to tan. Businesses must keep these forms on file in addition to posting health risk warnings, providing protective eye gear, and paying a mandatory monthly twenty dollar fee to their local health department.

TIY: tan it yourself Self tanners are an alternative to sun bathing and tanning salons, causing none of the same health risks. According to a beauty article written by beauty guide and journalist, Julyne Derrick, self tanners darken the skin for up to a week due to dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which is a carbohydrate taken from

plants such as sugar beets and sugar cane. There are several types of self tanners such as airbrush tanners, cream tanners, bronzing gels, and many more. These self tanners can be found in stores like Von Maur, Sephora, Walgreens, or any store where you can buy sunblock and skincare.






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not my fault

For some people, weight loss is a continuing struggle.Two of the most common disorders that make weight especially difficult are poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is characterized by an under-active thyroid. The thyroid is a gland in your neck that regulates metabolism and how your body uses energy. An off-balance thyroid can lead to problems beyond just difficulty with weight loss. Those with hypothyroidism can also experience depression, fatigue/tiredness, cold intolerance, and dry skin. PCOS is an imbalance of the hormones that monitor weight gain, acne, and body hair. Those with PCOS do not digest carbohydrates normally, resulting in more weight gain. They also have an excess of testosterone, leading to excess facial and body hair. Some may be battling everyday internally with their weight, or may be simply unable to control it. Regardless, just because someone is overweight does not mean that they are unhealthy.



• Take time to do something you really enjoy. • Think of things you do well and reward yourself for success. • Write down your negative thoughts and throw them into a trash can. • Spend time in front of the mirror complimenting yourself. • Set goals for yourself and break down tasks that seem difficult. • Boredom can quickly lead to negative thoughts so find things to do that will make you happier.



The Health at Every Size movement strives to revolutionize society’s perception of weight loss.

n a society filled with gaunt models, we often find ourselves playing a comparison game with actors and actresses posed on television, models in magazines and advertisements, or even our own friends. But by scrutinizing ourselves we are in danger of forming a misleading vision of what it means to be “healthy”. “There are cultural narratives that say overweight people are ugly or undesirable, so it does start to affect me after a while,” said Carolyn Brown (12, HSU). Health at Every Size is a movement that advocates the fact that we should accept the diversity in body shapes and sizes. According to, HAES is based on the proposition that the best way to improve health is to honor your body. It supports people who have a healthy lifestyle for the sake of their own health and well-being instead of for the sake of weight loss. “This (movement) would make people rethink everything related to food and exercise. It would even change the way we learn about food and dieting,” said Brown. HAES also believes in “finding the joy in moving one’s body and becoming more physically vital.” “Society today doesn’t support health tailored to every person. The message suggests either ‘Lose weight’ or ‘Fit in.’ But health is not the same for everyone,” Brown said. Just as everyone has a different body, exercising looks different for everyone. Do what you enjoy. Even if it is only ten minutes everyday, try your best to be active in some way. It is okay to set goals when exercising, or even to measure food/ caloric intake. However, make sure your goals are realistic. Knowing your body is the best way to maintain a healthy weight. Goals should be treated not just as a way to shed pounds but as a means to a healthier lifestyle. Who you are is more than a number on a scale or the number of inches etched on the inside of a pair of jeans. So don’t fight yourself— exercise regularly and eat healthy and accept yourself.







When the pressures of society become too much, the aftermath can be devastating.


f you saw her in the cafeteria you probably wouldn’t notice anything out of the ordinary. Fifteen years old, brown hair, brown eyes, average height, average weight. Maybe you would find it odd that she never eats more than a piece of fruit, if even that. But all around you girls and boys alike sit with nothing but empty space in front of them. What makes her different? If she were so skinny her bones always seemed in danger of snapping, if she looked the way she wanted, would you notice? This girl seems like every other high school girl you might meet: she has plenty of friends; a family that isn’t torn or broken; she takes AP and advanced classes and does well in them; she doesn’t take drugs or drink alcohol; she doesn’t sulk or walk like she is afraid of taking up space; she smiles like she means it, even if her grin never quite touches her eyes; when you talk to her, you’ll feel like she cares. Her starvation is the only thing that sets her apart, or at least, that’s what she thinks. In truth, millions of people across the globe suffer from eating disorders, uttering cries for help that are often too soft to be heard. You may sit at the same table with her for lunch every day without any clue that she is suffering. She’ll laugh when someone makes a joke about a teacher, she’ll gossip about who’s hooking up with who, and she’ll smile as if nothing is wrong. As if this is the state of normal she has always, and will always know. She cannot try to help herself until someone tries to help her.



ccording to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, anorexia is one of the most common mental disorders found in women aged 15-23. The disease often goes undiagnosed and even more frequently goes without treatment, or even notice. An estimated 0.5 to 3.7 percent of women suffer from anorexia nervosa in their lifetimes, and research suggests that about one percent of female adolescents have anorexia. Twenty percent of people suffering from anorexia will prematurely die from complications related to their eating disorder, including suicide and heart problems. Though those suffering don’t intend to starve themselves to death literally, it can happen if no one else notices the issue. Without help, a person with anorexia will slowly waste away because they physically cannot regain normal eating habits on their own. Some of the symptoms of anorexia include a fixation on body image or becoming harshly critical of themselves, an obsession with calories, fat grams, portion sizes, and nutrition labels, pretending to eat, lying about eating or finding ways to avoid meals, and a preoccupation with making food but not eating it. Usually, but not always, you will notice extreme weight loss spread over a few months. Over a longer period of time, anorexics will lose some to most of their hair, have brittle bones prone to breakage, and will always be shivering or cold due to lack of body fat. Psychiatrists believe that eating disorders act as stimulants, causing endorphin releases that cause the person suffering to feel good or happy. Eating disorders show symptoms of deeper issues: things like depression, loneliness, insecurity, the pressure to be perfect, and feeling out of control. No amount of starving or binging and purging can cure these issues. Those feeling any of the things above need extensive therapy and close monitoring if they are ever to truly heal. These disorders are not just “phases” and can persist for decades. If you think you or a friend are suffering from any of the disorders or feelings above, please contact an adult you trust. A counselor, parent, or teacher can better handle the issue and is more likely to have the resources to find the inflicted person treatment. Know what to look for and don’t be afraid to speak up.





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Teachers Talk Texting

only be returned to a parent or guardian.” “I have really good work ethic, so texting doesn’t really distract me.” Kanisha Boleware (12, VA) says. “If I do text, I know how to get back to my work easily, without it being my sole focus.” Some students don’t agree with the rules regarding texting in school, saying how it is annoying how teachers take your phones and unfair not being able to get them back without a parent/guardian coming to get it from the school. Some students also mentioned that being able to text and use their phone at lunch at lunch would be a good idea. “I wouldn’t have a problem with kids texting at lunch.” Assistant Principal Mr. Matthew Kingsley said. “The only problem with that—which I don’t think would happen at Manual—is that if a student had beef with another student, they’d text their cousins, or siblings to come meet them after school and beat the student up. That was a problem at my old school.”

Jamie Miller is one teacher that advocates the use of cell phones in schools when authorized by the teacher. “Students carry around what are essentially super computers, so teachers should be able to use them in a way that enhances the experience in the classroom. It is a shame that JCPS prevents us from doing that ,” said Miller. Miller plans to transition to using an online software known as Poll Everywhere for activities such as his weekly news quizzes. Just like any type of technology, usage should be monitored so it used constructively and not for students to goof off.”

Apps for Education


t Manual, it is nothing new to see teenagers and young adults with their phones out, their fingers typing away on the touch screens or keyboards in 2012. According to a study conducted by Amanda Lenhart, 75 percent of 12-17 year-olds now own cell phones, up from 45 percent in 2004. Cell phones have become one of the top communication modules in the past few years, along with Facebook and other social networking web sites. Texting has also become so common, that schools have cracked down on texting rules and enforcement, especially at Manual. According to the student agenda, given out to all students in JCPS, “Telecommunications devices include pagers, cellular phones, and other telecommunications devices” as defined by KRS 158.165. This offence will be treated as “refusal to follow directives” under the Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline. In addition, the telecommunications device will be confiscated by an administrator, and may

QuickVoice is a free app allows you to make voice notes on the go. Evernote is a free app that can be used to capture the ideas and take notes. Graphing Calculator by Appcylon LLC a scientific calculator with a function plotter and may other features. This app is $1.99. EpicWin is a $2.99 streamlined to-do list that combines everyday tasks with a role- play style game. For $1.99, World Atlas by National will provide you with an official, accurate atlas.





how much is too much? Social networking sites are beginning to take control of teens’ daily lives. WORDS BY TAYLOR BROWNING | ART KAITLYN VISSING | DESIGN BY EVELYNN WYATT


n 2003 there were 719 million Internet users, which was 11.1 percent of the world’s population. By 2010 that number grew to 1,966 million Internet users—28.7 percent of the population. This shows an increase of 1,247 million users over seven years, which is an increase of 173 percent. So what was the reason for this drastic increase? The answer is the increase of awareness and usage of social networking sites worldwide. Myspace, one of the first well known sites,was launched in August, 2003. It was the most popular social web site from 2006 to 2008, but slowly got taken over by newer web sites, like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. People use social networking sites as a way to communicate to others information that can’t always be said face-to-face. However, a bigger problem looms: an addiction to checking their accounts, and in many cases, those accounts are multiplied by how many different web sites the user visits. Samantha Moorin (10, MST) has a Twitter, Facebook, a StumbleUpon, a We Heart it, and three different Tumblr accounts. “I usually only check Twitter when I get an e-mail saying that someone tweeted me. Facebook is the only [social networking] site that allows instant communication between friends, so I have started to use that one only to chat, but Tumblr has become my favorite so I’m always on those accounts,” said Moorin. What becomes a concern is how much time is spent on social networking sites, and to what extent do they take away from daily life. It is not only teenagers who spend too much time on their social profiles; it is also common for many adults. Adults, much like teenagers, use social networks as a source of communication to keep connected with friends, coworkers, and family. AP World teacher Mr. Garrett is one of the many adults with an interest in creating a social network site. Garrett says he wants to create a Facebook profile to reconnect with former students. “I would use my Facebook profile solely to promote goodness and humanity,” said Garrett. Although he does not have a Facebook account now, he has asked a few students to help him create one. He said that he would check his account once a day, just to see if there was any progress on his group. However, what starts off as once a day can slowly (or quickly) start to increase. A common factor that is found with people who check their social profiles more than once a day are those who have the mobile apps (applications) for that specific site. Even though they aren’t updating a status or posting anything new, because the app is there, they feel that they need to check their news feed every hour out of fear that they will miss out on something good. “I can only imagine how may times I would check my accounts if I had Internet on my phone,” Moorin said. So what is it about social networking sites that people find the need to check them constantly throughout the day? They simply have some type of hold over this generation.

BLOOMING SOCIAL NETWORKS Many people know about the most talked about social networking sites, like Facebook and Twitter. However there a few up and coming sites that could soon take their places. Tumblr is a newer and easier way for people to blog, while still having the same attractions as their competitor sites. Users follow other blogs, whose posts show up on their “Dashboard”. They can then “reblog” posts, placing them on their own blog. Tumblr blogs cover a great number of topics, from politics to Paula Deen Riding Things. Each person is able to make their account unique by choosing or creating a theme. In 2011, Tumblr reached 28 million blogger accounts. Pinterest is like a pin-board on the web where people can share their interests through photos. The new site was created in March 2010 and currently has around 3 million accounts. Users are able to follow other Pinterest users and find out the things they have in common. The content is eclectic (much like Tumblr) but the execution is different. The basis of Pinterest is that you “pin” posts you like to different “pin boards,” which each contain a different category of posts. Users can choose to follow all of a person’s pin boards or just ones that interest them. Reddit is a social news site that can be used to follow current events. Members of Reddit post in the form of a link or text on what they believe is popular at a specific time. Other users then vote up or down to determine the position of that post. The most popular trends are the ones found on the front page which means many people voted for that specific one. Reddit is used to talk about news, music, sports--basically anything going on in the media. It was created June 2008.






TUTORIAL: gilded eye

TUTORIAL: pop of color

Apply a neutral grey or brown 2-3 shades darker than your skin to the lid. Apply a color 2-3 shades lighter than your skin to the browbone and tear duct.

Apply a color 2-3 shades lighter than your skin tone to your browbone and tear duct. Apply any dark eyeshadow (e.g. maroon, brown, eggplant) to the lid, customizing the color to your dress.

What you put on your face is just as significant as what you wear to prom; you are what is important, not your dress. WORDS BY VIRGINIA JOHNSON | PHOTOS BY PATRICK HAERTEL AND KEEVIN HENLEY | DESIGN BY VIRGINIA JOHNSON Using an angled liner brush, thickly line your eyes with a bright eyeshadow color of your choice. Line the lower lashline as well, only going halfway if you have small eyes.

Load up a damp fluffy eyeshadow brush with a metallic sliver or gold eyshadow. Apply this with a light hand to the lid, focusing on the middle.

Lightly apply a wash of the leftover metallic eyeshadow to the browbone and tearduct to add a sheer shimmer.

Line the eye with black or brown eyeliner. Either smudge the liner or add a cat eye. Finish with mascara.

PRACTICE! Work on what look you’re going to do before the day of prom. If you try to do your makeup before you leave and you don’t like it, it will put a damper on your evening. Practice several times, and try different looks until you think it looks perfect! Plan it out with your friends, or go to a M.A.C counter and have them customize a look for you. Just remember to buy something; they work on commission, so not buying something is as bad as not tipping your waiter.




Before applying any makeup, use a moisturiser. Next apply a primer to your face and eyes. For your face, Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment ($38, Sephora) will keep your face from getting oily, keep your makeup in place, and make your pores look smaller. A cult classic, Urban Decay’s Primer Potion ($22, Sephora) will keep your eyeshadow from creasing and make the color look true and pigmented. If you can’t afford those, you can buy e.l.f.’s eye primer ($1, Target) and Hard Candy’s face primer ($8, Walmart).

You may feel self conscious about your blemishes, but there’s nothing worse than cakey makeup. Instead of layering on the concealer and foundation, use color correction to neutralize redness. With the green cream on the Make Up For Ever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette ($36, Sephora), cover any red blemishes and blend. Then top with your normal concealer. For a cheaper alternative, use the green powder in the e.l.f. Studio Tone Correcting Powder ($3, Target). Finish with a tinted moisturizer and mineral powder for natural perfection.

A bold lip is a statement of confidence and daring. Anyone can wear bold lipstick as long as you match it to your skin tone and balance it with a neutral eye look. If you have warm or olive skin, choose warm toned lipsticks, like peaches and corals. Cool or pink toned skin matches best to cool tone lipsticks, like cherry and plum. If you can’t figure out your skin tone, you can get someone at M.A.C or Sephora to match you to a lipstick. M.A.C lipsticks ($15) have a variety of colors and the advantage of having an expert there to help you. NYX lipsticks ($4, Ulta) are cheap and come in 68 shades.




When you’re planning on going out at night, you can do more of an intense look. A neutral smokey eye paired with a bold lip will look good on anyone, but those with small eyes should avoid closing the eyes completely with liner. To open the eyes, apply an eyeshadow two to three shades lighter than your skin tone to the tear duct. If you want to emphasize your eyes, wear bold black liner with eyeshadow to match either your eyes or your dress. For extra drama, wear false lashes. Pair this with a nude or rosy lip for perfect balance.

It can be hard to find foundation to match extremely light or dark skin tones for less than a fortune. Maybelline’s Fit Me foundation ($8, Ulta) has a good range, but you can get a better match at the M.A.C counter. There, their beauty experts will help you find a foundation that will fit you perfectly. For a long-lasting, perfectly matched foundation, use M.A.C’s Pro Longwear foundation ($30, M.A.C). If you find yourself inbetween two shades, buy both and mix them together.

Highlighting is a simple way to enhance and define your cheekbones. There are now highlighting pens in a range of prices. Most popular is Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat ($40, Sephora), but Maybelline’s Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer ($8, Ulta) is becoming a drugstore favorite. Just apply the highlighter in a line from the cheekbones to the temple and blend. For a thinner-looking nose, apply to the bridge of your nose.

With a smudge brush, blend the bright eyeshadow into the neutral shadow, keeping the shadow intense closest to the lashes.

Using your angled liner brush, line the outer third of the upper lashline with a dark brown or black. Keep it thin. Finish with your favorite volumizing mascara.

PICTURE PERFECT Your foundation may not look the same in photos as in real life. Some foundations contain ingredients which protect your skin from sun damage, but those ingredients also leave a white caste on the face in photos because they reflect light. Benefit’s Play Sticks ($34, Sephora) have no SPF, and neither does Maybelline’s Fit Me foundation ($8, Ulta).






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Knowing the 2012 prom fashion will help you find the perfect prom dress.



rom season is once again around the corner, which means time to find the perfect dress. Each prom season brings a new array of styles and dresses. The 2011 prom season was all about feathers, floral prints, neutral or pastel colors and the dramatic ballgown style. Prom trends are often repeated from year to year but this prom season is more about getting the wow factor. Even though feathers and prints wont ‘t be new, you will be seeing bright colored dresses with detailed beading, sequins, crystals and lace. Every prom dress has some kind of bling on it this season; some are all sequins while others just have a touch of sparkle. As for the construction, you will see high-low hemlines, one shoulder dresses, deep v-necks, strapless dresses with sweet heart neck lines, revealing cut outs and low backs. In the past, prom meant long, formal dresses but this year short, fun dresses are what’s in. Not only are short dresses cute and in-style this season, they are fairly easy to dance in. Generally, girls who do wear long dresses will choose a sleek, classic style. This prom season dresses are running from about as low as ninety dollars to as high as five hundred. Prices not only depend on the style of the dress but also on the designer and the store. Here in Louisville, popular places to buy formal wear are department stores (Dillard’s, Macy’s, JcPenny, Von Maur), Sam Meyers, and Regiss Bridal and Prom. There are also several online websites that offer gorgeous prom dresses for affordable prices. The downside about shopping online is losing the experience of trying on dresses. Prom is a night to remember, make sure your dress is just as memorable.


forgetting something

While the first thing people are going to see is your dress, you can’t forget about the shoes and accessories. If you wear a short dress, shoes are more important than if you wear a long dress. Since this season is all about sparkle and unique styles you don’t want your shoes to clash with your dress; yet, black is a no-no this season. The best shoe colors this prom season are gold and silver.The height of yours heels is also important. The first thing to keep in mind is how tall your date is. Never wear heels that will make you tower over them. Prom is meant to be a night of dancing wearing too high of heels can affect your ability to do so. Once you have the perfect dress and shoes, go look at some accessories. The top half of your dress will affect whether or not wearing a necklace is okay. Deep v-necks, one shoulder dresses, or sweetheart necklines full of sparkle don’t need necklaces. Types of dresses like these just need long earrings and bracelets with them. When picking out accessories you must watch out for too much sparkle, this season accessories aren’t needed but are always a nice touch.






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VIRGO – It's alright to take a break from the party; your true friends aren't going anywhere, and everyone needs a break now and then. Those feelings of being left out are all in your head, and they'll vanish soon enough.

LIBRA – The balance you usually have between work and play is nally going to come back after having been dominated by the latter for all of January. It may feel weird, but you'll be back into the swing of things soon enough.

TAURUS – If you’ve been having to trudge through the muck of life’s problems, fear not, as the moon is on your side soon enough! Keep trudging on through this month, and by May you’ll be seeing relief on the horizon.

Thanks, Loveless Senior

Dear Loveless Senior, There is no need to force anything that isn’t happening on it’s own. High school is the time to find out who you are and become comfortable in your own skin. Don’t be afraid to step out of your shell, have confidence and interact with new people. In most cases dating in high school can cause more drama than just staying single. I believe that everything happens for a reason, so just be you and someone will come along when the time is right.

Dear Curves, If there is one thing I’ve learned about not only Manual, but high school in general, is that there will always be someone somewhere making fun of you. That’s just the way high school can be sometimes. But the best thing to remember is that high school doesn’t last forever. One day, these people will no longer seem as important. This is really generic, but the best thing to do is love who you are, and beauty will shine through that. Everyone is beautiful, no matter their weight. If you were meant to be any other way, you would have been made that way. Love yourself, and love from others will follow. Continue to talk to therapists and get professional help, surround yourself with positive people who make you feel better, and don’t let yourself forget that you are beautiful inside and out.

ARIES – This will be one of your few economically-focused months of 2012, both in matters of money and the heart. Give more than your fair share of affection to your loved ones, and you can expect a healthy bounty of karmic income (as well as the monetary kind) in return.

Dear Lady M, It seems like it's impossible for me to find a date. No one seems interested in me at all. I'm shy already, and the few times I tried to ask someone out, they completely ignored me. Is there a way I can get someone interested in me, or do I have to wait until college for new people?

Dear Lady M, My self esteem is abysmally low. I’m 40 pounds overweight and I hate the way I look, but a slew of genetic disorders mean I can’t lose weight. I worry a lot about it because I am made fun of for it here at Manual. I know I should love my body, but I just can’t accept my size, even though there are plenty of girls and guys my size or larger who I am very attracted to. I’m in between therapists, but in the meantime, what should I do to feel better about myself? Much love, Curves

Remember you are loved, Lady M

Remember you are loved, Lady M

SAGITTARUS – All your hard work trying to become the end-all-be-all in someone's eyes will soon pay off—don't back down now! Keep working hard and making sure to show off your best side, and they'll soon be won over.

CAPRICORN – As Pluto continues to reside in your rock-like sign What is a rock-like sign? Capricorns are half fish and half goat.Their zodiac element is earth, and they are said to be very practical and solid. Rocks is it. :), be aware that it's prudent you shift your focus more to emotional matters rather than the logical affairs which so often dominate your world.

PISCES – Words will be your art of the month. Conversations, writing, books, and lyrics will all fulfill the somewhat empty place you've been developing in your heart after a sour February.

CANCER Judging by the position of your moon, be ready to breathe a sign of relief as you accomplish one of your goals—but then take another upon the moon’s exit, as a heavy workload is coming to call.

GEMINI – After a likely tumultuous February, Geminis should be aware that the roller-coaster you’re on is briefly slowing down. Other than a slight chance for a journey to form a new bond, don’t expect much to come your way.

LEO – It’s time to wake up and smell the roses. An upcoming foe will be wearing the mask of a friend, but be warned: they are out only for monetary gain and to lessen the strength of your friendships.

SCORPIO – A cynical attitude will serve you well when approached with a deal concerning work this month, but remember that your friends are not foes—treat them well, or they may not put up with your sarcasm.

AQUARIUS – After a nice transit of Venus turning up your charming side, you can expect to reap the benefits in March. Work will likely be unable to hold your attention, and for once, don't force your gaze back to it; enjoy what you've earned!





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