Megaphone Expect to see healthier food options sold next year By Maddie Lucia
Senior Chris FitzGerald makes his choice from a vending machine as he buys an after school snack May 6 in the Shiel Student Life Center. | Photo by Maddie Lucia
Look for these changes next fall • Nutritional value charts near food items In lunch lines • Fewer junk foods such as chips and cookies in cafeteria • Food options with better nutritional value, but still pleasing to students • Vending machine options being fewer sugary. (Fewer donuts and candy, for example) • The new Irish Stay Fit/Stay Healthy Club to help students with maintaining a healthy diet while exercising and making better choices
Starting next school year, every public school in America that accepts federal government funds for its lunch program will make major changes in the food it serves and allows on campus. While Cathedral, as a private school, does not take these funds, it will make some changes in the menu items served but not all of these mandatory federal changes will apply, according to Principal Mr. Dave Worland. “Just because we do not accept federal funds does not mean we won’t try to incorporate the changes into our school’s lunch and vending machine choices,” Worland said. Changes in the school’s cafeteria service include placing the nutritional value charts next to the item that a student is going to buy and eat. This will help students compare the nutritional value of different foods such as the salad bar to the chicken fingers. They can then decide which one is a better choice. Junior Madison Jones says that she thinks it will help her make better decisions on what she eats in the cafeteria. “I guess it would help me change the choice of what I eat with the nutritional chart, but I also think that if something looks good and yummy I will eat it anyway,” said Jones. Along with adding the nutrition charts near food items, the school has decided to get rid of some of the junk that they serve in vending machines and lunch lines. They will replace unhealthy chips with ones that are better in nutrition, such as Baked Lays. It does not mean that the lunches won’t have junk food, but they will have some healthier options to choose from. Those options will be of what is wanted because otherwise
no one will eat. The main idea is to approach the students here in a way where they can choose which foods are better for their bodies. The school hopes to educate the teens how they do not need to eat two bags of chips to be satisfied, but maybe switch one for a package of carrots and ranch dressing. As of now, the vending machines sell many sugary foods like donuts and candy bars. The school is looking for different ways to make the options healthier, not necessarily by placing apples and bananas into the machines, but providing foods students will actually eat such as crackers and cheese. Worland said that he thinks that if students reject what isn’t appealing, then it would be a waste to offer that food item. “Why give them the option of something they won’t eat when there are healthier items out there that they will eat,” Worland said. The idea is to get teens to be aware that being well is important and making good decisions on what foods they eat is the first step to a healthy lifestyle. Some students may think that getting rid of some of the junk food here is a terrible idea, but some agree that the government’s way to help students with making decisions is the right one. Sophomore Abbey Finn says that she likes the government’s approach on wanting teenage students to be more health conscious, but it is not enough to make them change their minds. “This law on eliminating junk food won’t cover all the choices that teens make. Part of a healthy lifestyle also includes physical activity, a good mental health, and being aware of possible consequences and benefits of a healthy diet.”
May 15, 2014 Volume 94, Issue 9 Cathedral HS 5225 E. 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46226 Twitter: @IrishMegaphone
Next week’s exam schedule Monday/full day
Prayer/Pledge: 7:50-7:55 Period 5 FINAL = 7:55-9:25 Period 1 = 9:30-10:05 Period 2 = 10:10-10:45 Period 3 = 10:50-11:25 Period 4 = 11:30-12:05 Period 5 = 12:10-12:45 (Lunch for some students; return to class for others) Period 6 = 12:50-1:25 Period 7 = 1:30-2:05 Period 8 = 2:10-2:45 Period 9 = 2:50-3:25
Prayer/Pledge 7:50-7:55 Period 1 FINAL = 8:00-9:30 Period 2 FINAL = 9:45-11:15
Prayer/Pledge 7:50-7:55 Period 3 FINAL = 8:00-9:30 Period 4 FINAL = 9:45-11:15
Prayer/Pledge 7:50-7:55 Period 6 FINAL = 8:00-9:30 Period 7 FINAL = 9:45-11:15
Prayer/Pledge 7:50-7:55 Period 8 FINAL = 8:00-9:30 Period 9 FINAL = 9:45-11:15
Senior Kourtney Coleman studies in the library. | Photo by Sydney Adams
May 15, 2014
Adderall: Use it properly or risk consequences, local experts say By Maren Doll
The first thing some people may think of they hear that a person has a learning disability is that he is stupid, slow or even retarded. These quick judgments, like all other stereotypes, stem from ignorance. Attention Deficit Disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders among children and young adults. ADD, or its close relative ADHD, is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. A brain with ADD or ADHD suffers from abnormalities in how the dopamine, adrenaline, serotonin systems and the acetylcholine pathways respond to stimuli. These abnormalities create a low arousal threshold, which causes the brain to be easily stimulated, therefore disrupting attention and compelling hyperactivity. Adderall is one of the most well-known ADD and ADHD
medications that is meant to compensate for these deficiencies and modify behavior. ADHD medication receives two kinds of attention: stories about students abusing it and using it recreationally, and the idea that students take it just to get good grades. “This makes parents reluctant to put their child on medication,” said Ms. Christine Dossey, a special education teacher at St. Michael, who spends the majority of her day working with children with ADD or ADHD. Although some students who need medication do not receive it, its benefits are seen in those who do. “It helps me focus more and stay on task. But it also affects my appetite,” said junior Veronica Stempky. While some children who need Adderall are not put on it because their parents are hesitant, some students take it that do not need it.
The amount of students taking Adderall who are not prescribed it is high among high school students and skyrockets among college students. Many do not believe that there is a downside to taking Adderall; after all, many students just take it during testing periods or for big projects, so it cannot possibly be bad for you right? Wrong. “What users don’t consider is that the drug is changing the chemistry of your brain. If your brain is working right, changing it is highly risky” said Mrs. Rebecca Heger, a mental health and addiction counselor who also teaches Theology 10. For a student with ADHD, Adderall works to make up for the chemical deficiencies and calms them; however, an average student does not have any of these deficiencies, so he instead gets a rush of energy. This rush of energy is what most students look for
According to Suffolk Medical News Daily, 53.5 percent of students said they get Adderall from friends. | Photo by Ben Sasin
to help them with whatever task they are working on. Many do not know the consequences of the repeated abuse of Adderall. “Abuse can lead to depression, mood swings, heart problems and acute exhaustion,” Heger said.
“There may also be a rebound effect that causes concentration to be less after unprescribed use.” Heger said, “This is an excellent drug for those who need it. For those who don’t need it, the consequences are dangerous.”
Mrs. Cynthia Levin, Mrs. Mary McGarvey and Mr. Bob Seal say their final farewells As the school year draws to a close next week, members of the Class of 2014 are not the only individuals who no longer will make the daily drive up the Hill. The entire faculty and staff were contacted via email. Three teachers who are not returning answered the emailed survey. Their responses, which have been edited for space and content, appear here.
Mrs. Cyndi Levin
Mrs. Mary McGarvey
Mr. Bob Seal
Mrs. Cyndi Levin
Position: Science teacher Number of years taught/worked at Cathedral: 25 years (45 years total of teaching experience) First year taught/worked at Cathedral: 1989 Favorite Cathedral memory: There are many, including afternoon chats with my colleagues, Homecoming week, cat dissections and field trips to see cadavers. What you will miss most about Cathedral: The wonderful students with whom I have the opportunity to work over the past 25 years.
Mrs. Mary McGarvey
Position: English teacher Number of years at Cathedral: Six (40 years total teaching experience) Favorite Cathedral memory: I treasure so many wonderful memories, but the first to come to mind is the privilege of being a “student”
in Mrs. Barb Fitzgerald’s etymology class. She was a passionate, fascinating person, teacher and mentor. I will truly miss my students, my intrepid English colleagues and the Cathedral family.
Mr. James Robert (Bob) Seal
Position: Science and math teacher (physics, astronomy, earth space, ICP, chemistry, geometry, algebra I, algebra II) Number of years taught at Cathedral: 26 First year taught at Cathedral: 1988-89 Favorite Cathedral memory: When a group of physics students followed me all the way home, even while I picked up my son at his daycare, just to see where I lived. We had an end of the year party and invited them all back during Thanksgiving the next fall. Or it could have been last year when a group of physics students joined me in watching the new “Star
Trek” movie on the south side after the year was over. Or maybe it is all those trips I took with my physics students to the IU Open House every fall. And then there was that first Science Olympiad competition Cathedral participated in, when Mr. Mauger and I drove those large white vans on snow covered roads while snow was falling all the way to Purdue. And then there was the summer Mrs. Bethuram and I wired up the school for computers and that meal Mr. Helmich treated us to at the end of that summer. There were also those times I worked the football games. And of course there were the trips: Arizona for PLC, Chicago for ICP, Pennsylvania for physics, Texas for ISTE, Spokane and Colorado Springs for Science Olympiad. Then there were those early mornings with (Dr.) Tom Greer working on the first master, which proposed the SLC.
What you will miss most about Cathedral: So much, like working the football games, seeing the bright happy students and sharing physics with them in their terms like “mufasa” (sorry, inside joke). The times we, the faculty, shared ideas and helped each other, one to one, between classes rather than a forced time set aside. Same thing about the trips to the IU Physics Open house; I will miss hearing from students how much fun it was. The early morning hours setting up and getting excited about the day to come and what was to be the activity of the day. Planning creative activities for the students like “walking off the solar system.” The science competitions from Science Olympiad to Purdue Engineering Expo and the day in day out of sharing the wonders of physics will be missed. Encouraging the inquiry method to be used by my students and convince them why it is so good.
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Outstanding Cathedral graduates: Vice President Mr. Ken Barlow, Class of 1982 I even got to play on a team in Italy with a guy named Kevin Pritchard, who is now the general manager of the Indiana Pacers.
Several jerseys hang in Mr. Ken Barlow’s ‘82 office, which he has collected over the years. | Photo by Ben Sasin
By Ben Sasin
Vice President for Constituent Relations Mr. Ken Barlow graduated from Cathedral in 1982. He continued his education and basketball career at the University of Notre Dame, where he was voted the school’s Student Athlete of the Year his senior year. After college he played professional basketball for 16 years in Italy, Israel and Greece. Over the span of his career he has won nine championships on five different teams. Q: Can you please elaborate on your basketball career? A: A lot of people think I was a good basketball player, but I really was not. Coach (Tom) O’Brien came my sophomore year and so by default being 6 foot, 7 inches, I made the team. Over time, I got better. I wasn’t a good basketball player but because of the help of my coaches I got better. It helped me focus in the classroom. Notre Dame opened their doors to me thanks to how Cathedral prepared me. In 1982, I went to Notre Dame. I had a lot of success early in basketball. I won virtually every award they have for basket-
ball. I won MVP twice, scored over 1,000 points, made free throw records, everything. I was voted Student-Athlete of the Year my senior year at Notre Dame. Besides basketball, it was the classroom stuff that meant a lot. Q: What did you do after Notre Dame? A: When I graduated from Notre Dame, I got selected to the NBA first round of the draft, which is the goal of every basketball player. We had trouble negotiating a contract with the Atlanta Hawks. They made me an offer that I did not accept. I chose to join another team because it allowed me to play more plus (earn) a couple more dollars. I went to Italy to play for Tracer Milano, which was probably the best decision I have made when it came to sports. I went there and played with some great players and we won the European championship, which is like winning the NBA championship, and we won the Italian championship again and we won the Italian Cup. We still couldn’t work a deal with the Atlanta Hawks, so I played for the Maccabi Tel Aviv in
Israel and I became one of the top American players in Europe. Q: Are you still well known among your fans? A: Well, in Greece I probably have the most notoriety. I was voted in 1992 the Former Player of the Year. They have my jerseys in a lot of museums and halls in Italy. I have around 500 friend requests on Facebook from Greece and Italian people. A lot of them post old pictures and videos on my page. I don’t even remember taking some of the pictures and someone Photoshopped it for Easter and posted it on my page. Q: What was the best part about playing in Europe? A: I ended up playing with a lot of guys that I grew up watching on TV. For example, Bob McAdoo. I would have never imagined that I would be his teammate. And then there were other legendary guys, like Darryl Dawkins and Alex English, but they ended up going to Europe to play and I ended up playing against all of the guys that I was watching on NBA games at Cathedral.
Q: When did you finish your basketball career and what did you do for a living when you returned? A: I retired from basketball when I was 38. Actually, for a few years, I ran a company called Score Sports Network, a high school basketball sports information company, and we did score updates from 2002 to 2006. Between that time, I was volunteering some time at Cathedral and I served on the Cathedral Board of Directors from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, (President Mr.) Steve Helmich hired me to come to work at Cathedral. So I started as the director of alumni and then I became what I am now, the vice president of constituent relations. Q: What inspired you to return to Cathedral? A: I love Cathedral. I was excited to return to Indianapolis in 2002 and my niece, oldest and youngest sons came here. I loved the mission and vision of Cathedral High School and what it stands for. We have kids coming from all over, from Brownsburg to Greenfield to New Palestine to Bloomington to Avon to Cicero to Fishers. We have kids that are extremely bright and others who may not be the smartest, but in the end the great thing about Cathedral is the kids who come here stay here and graduate and all of them go to college. Every year we are setting records in terms of grants and scholarships to go to school, (with) a lot of them are not athletics but academic. That says a lot about the school. There is not another school in the state of Indiana that draws from so many places and has so many varieties of people. I like how Cathedral is welcoming to everybody. You’re developing a bond here that you cannot get oth-
er places. Q: What do you love best about Cathedral? A: First, I love most about Cathedral is that it is a faith-based school. The next thing that I love most is its consistent connectivity with each other, while I was a student and after. Q: Is there anything new in regards to the alumni association? A: We are developing Alumni and Friends Clubs around the country and the first chapter is Chicago. There is actually going to be a gathering at the Chicago Cubs game in June. It’s lifelong connections beyond Indianapolis and the campus here. We’re trying to keep our Cathedral family connected in other cities around the country. We’re trying to make sure people have a network base of job opportunities and other things that are essential to keep the family strong. Phoenix and Seattle are other cities in the works for the project. This year, I am working on the cities Cincinnati and Washington, D.C. Q: Why is it important for graduates to keep connected with the school? A: It is important for the overall development of Cathedral High School. It is essential for people to give their time, talent and treasure to Cathedral. Some families just cannot afford the tuition, but they way we do it is that we have our alumni connected so we can still reach families. It is important that we keep our alumni connected so we can stay true to our mission and vision. Q: What do you enjoy doing for fun? A: I like to read my Bible and do outreach work. I like to visit people at nursing home to visit and uplift some people. Personally, I like listening to ’60s and ’70s music.
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French exchange students allow cultural diffusion, sharing of backgrounds French exchange students and hosts French students American hosts Hallie Benjamin Charlie Clevenger Jorge Carpizo Nicole Curlin Kenton Earnhart Emma Flohr Caroline Gauss Abigail Heinzmann Stone Hocker Delaney McGrath Katrina Maier Jackie Mooney Jessica Snyder Kate Wade Alexa Williams Francesca Woodman
Timothée Vaux Liam Adanah Maxime Audisio Athénaïs Rebillard Martin Baufumé Elodie Babinet Pierre Broleau Noémie LaCroix Alexandre DeSkowronski Thibaut Rigoudy Paul Morgon Alexandre Pichat Martin Bouthiaux Emma Loubeyre Jules Mortemousque Elisa Sibert
Students going to Lyon this summer Hallie Benjamin Jorge Carpizo Emma Flohr Ellen Flood Alex Gallant Caroline Gauss Molly Hicks
Stone Hocker Delaney McGrath Griffin Spurgin Stephanie Stapleton Kate Wade Alexa Williams
By Katie Swanton
Each year a new group of French exchange students gets the privilege to live the Cathedral experience for two weeks, along with exploring popular attractions around the city. This exchange program with St Mary’s Private Catholic High School in Lyon, France started in 2003 and benefits all students in understanding both French and English firsthand. “It brings language to life and cultural exchange students can interact with one another,” said French teacher Mr. Gary Spurgin, who coordinates the exchange program. Host families are selected by filling out an application and being paired with an exchange student with similar interests. The student must be taking French and ready to take on the responsibility of welcoming an exchange student. While here, the French exchange students explored downtown by visiting different museums and landmarks, traveled to IU for a day and visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track. They also went on their own excursions such as visiting Chicago or taking a trip to King’s Island with their host families.
“It brings language to life and cultural exchange students can interact with one another,” said French teacher Mr. Gary Spurgin, who coordinates the exchange program. Three of the exchange students said they agree that America is a comfortable place to live. They are fascinated by the lifestyles and daily routines about which Americans don’t give a second thought to but might seem different to others from a different part of the world. “Bigger houses, bigger cars, bigger schools and bigger meals,” said French exchange student Pierre Broleau, when asked about the differences between his country and the United States. “No one can play on sport teams through school in France,” said exchange student Jules Mortemousque. It is always fascinating to all students to find out more about the cultural differences. The visitors also enjoy the school more than their faculty at
home in Lyon, describing it as a more suitable day and reasonable hours. They appreciate the use of iPads during classes and find it interesting that students here don’t have certain meal times. “America is very cliché. There is a lot of cheap but bad food and everyone eats when they want to,” said Broleau. A group of Cathedral French students will travel to Lyon, France for three weeks in early June to stay with host families and visit their home city. Last Thursday was the farewell dinner with all of the French exchange students and their host families. It was held at one of the host’s houses the last night before the French students returned back home to Lyon.
Photo Poll: What are your summer job plans? “Interning at Howard University.” Junior Jybria Jarrett
“Camp counselor.” Senior Whitney Perry
“Don’t have one.” Freshman Ben Farmer
“Assistant teacher for four weeks in Costa Rica under Mr. Steeb.” Senior Eric Gerbers
“Babysitting.” Sophomore Anna Jensen
“Play baseball.” Junior Ashe Russell
“Teach ballet to little kids.” Freshman Vitoria Simas
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With student safety in mind, veteran Mr. John Garvey directs traffic, patrols school By Ben Sasin
As students, parents and faculty drive up the hill and roundabout, they are greeted by a man who directs traffic, but many people may not know him. Mr. John Garvey, who is also known as Neil, is responsible for directing traffic before and after school. Also, he serves as the school guard, making sure everything on campus remains secure. He was born and raised in Indianapolis and graduated from Bishop Chatard in 1985. He continued his education at IUPUI. Before he could graduate, he entered the National Guard. In January 1992, Garvey went to Fort Benning, GA for basic training. He worked for the military up until 9/11, which was when he was put on active duty. Garvey served two overseas tours in Bosnia and Iraq. In Bosnia, he was responsible for taking enemy firearms and capturing war criminals during the Serbian-Bosnian war. In Iraq, he was stationed at
Mr. John Garvey
Camp Liberty near Baghdad. During his time there, he provided security for convoys that carried American supplies through the city. When he returned in 2008, he taught soldiers about student loans and finances. By the time he took medical leave in 2013, he achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class. Today, Garvey can be seen patrolling the school during its busiest hours. He enjoys his work. “I get to see you guys coming and going, and you all succeeding and moving on,” Garvey said. Garvey’s position was essential to the school so it could take a load off of Dr. Tom Greer, vice principal for student affairs. “Dr. Greer was coming to a point that he had so much to do that he didn’t have
time to keep an eye on everything,” Garvey said. Dr. Greer is thankful to have Garvey’s help during the day. “He has helped me because I don’t have to worry about the traffic before and after school. I always have meetings, so he helps a lot.” His other job as security guard is extremely pivotal for the school’s safety. “This is one of the most vulnerable campuses around. I believe the school has a better sense of security that there is someone out there that has done it before, but on a different scale,” Garvey said. Garvey cited that the school is prone to intuders because of the surrounding woods and also due to the fact that the campus is comprised of multiple buildings. In addition to being a traffic director and security guard, he is also a doorkeeper in the late afternoon and helps students with issues that arise. “Sometimes, there are kids whose cars won’t start, and I try to
Mr. John Garvey stands stopping traffic after school to allow students to cross safely. “Dr. Greer was coming to a point that he had so much to do that he didn’t have time to keep an eye on everything,” he said. Photo by Ben Sasin
jump it and get them on their way. Other times, I help kids find things they have lost,” he said. Although Garvey said he believes that students cooperate, he has constructive criticism for students after observing them from
the roundabout. “Slow down. There is no reason to rush and come flying up the hill. Many students have recently gotten their license and the last thing they want to happen is to get them taken away,” Garvey said.
Not just a beauty contest, National American Miss pageant strives to teach life lessons
Junior Erin Tupman is pictured in the first row, second from the right. This photo was taken during a Costa Rica trip. | Photo submitted
By Maren Doll
Shortly following her return home from Costa Rica, junior Erin Tupman discovered that a tuna
she had eaten abroad was infected with Shiga toxin, a bacteria similar to salmonella. It was this tuna that prevented Tupman from par-
ticipating as a state finalist in the National American Miss pageant. “I ended up going to the hospital for dehydration and blood tests,” Tupman said, “and the health department kind of banned me from leaving the house so I wouldn’t infect a large portion of people in Central Indiana.” So while the other girls were showing off on stage, Tupman was stuck at home eating toast. This, however, didn’t seem to bother her, as she said, “It didn’t matter if I competed or not. I learned tons of things from the pageant preparation and I grew a lot as a person just by learning how to compete in a pageant.” From learning how to walk in pumps to acting professionally in an interview, Tupman certainly did gain a lot from her experience, but that’s just what she signed up for. The National American Miss
pageant is nothing like the shallow, melodramatic ones depicted in popular shows such as “Toddlers & Tiaras.” “It is really down to earth and it is designed to reach out to young women and promote self-confidence, leadership and self-image,” Tupman said. Instead of focusing on which girl is the prettiest, the NAM strives to teach girls valuable communication skills as well as the importance of respecting themselves. According to Tupman, “the most important thing I learned was to be confident in everything I do.” The pageant would have amplified the skills Tupman and her roommates had learned in Costa Rica. “We learned how to barter and find our way around using the huge bus system,” senior Maureen Kesterson-Yates said, “but it was more like a bonding experience.” Being completely immersed in
a different culture and having to navigate a foreign country, “not only helped our Spanish, but also our ability to be independent,” Tupman said. The story is that a tuna carrying a potentially infectious toxin is what caused Tupman to miss her pageant, but not everyone agrees. Kesterson-Yates shared her suspicions, “I think it was the plantains to be completely honest.” Along with having missed this opportunity to fully participate in the National American Miss pageant, Tupman said that she is currently unable to take part in any pageants. “I’d like to, but I don’t have the time right now,” she said. Her plans might have been foiled this time, but with the support of the community and her new-found skills, Tupman can overcome any obstacle, no matter how small.
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Several new teachers reflect on their first year here, give advice for future staff Mrs. Lisa Blamey
Mr. Brian Gross
Ms. Katie Klee
Mrs. Molly Reilly
Mrs. Dana VanDueren
Q: How has your perspective about Cathedral changed over this past year? A: “My rationale for changing (schools) has been justified and encouraged. I have been encouraged that I have made the right decision.” Q: What event this year has made the biggest impact on you? A: “I think the first all-school Mass made the biggest impression just because everyone was there together and kids were listening and quiet.” Q: What are you most looking forward to next year? A: “Being able to do everything again knowing the expectations. It’ll be the same thing next year but with a better grip.” Q: Do you have any advice for new teachers? A: “Take advantage of the opportunities that the school affords you. Cathedral encourages teachers to have these great relationships with students.”
Q: How has your perspective about Cathedral changed over this past year? A: “I could not believe how crazy different this school was. I went to public school and I had no idea what a high school could be like.” Q: What event this year has made the biggest impact on you? A: “I worked on the senior retreat and that was the moment I realized the senior retreat was the singular best thing that Cathedral does.” Q: What are you most looking forward to next year? A: “We’re hopefully planning a summer Italy trip to be run with both the non-LSP and LSP Latin students in the summer of 2015.” Q: Do you have any advice for new teachers? A: “A new teacher at Cathedral should never say no to anything. If a new teacher comes here, they should always volunteer; that makes all the difference.”
Q: How has your perspective about Cathedral changed over the past year? A: “The biggest thing I’ve noticed is the community thing. I feel like through teaching, the faculty, the staff, working different retreats this year and moderating a couple of groups, I have noticed the community feel so obviously.” Q: What event this year has made the biggest impact on you? A: “I would say just the classroom time. Especially being new to teaching, seeing the same students every day and seeing how far they have come throughout the school year really made an impact on me.” Q: What are you most looking forward to next year? A: “The chance to get better every year and improve.” Q: Do you have any advice for new teachers? A: “Get as involved as you can but also try to keep a somewhat balanced life.”
Q: How has your perspective about Cathedral changed over this past year? A: “I went here so I knew a lot about it and what it was all about, so I guess my perspective hasn’t really changed. I still really like it. I think it’s a great place to be.” Q: What event this year has made the biggest impact on you? A: “I went to senior retreat and that probably made the biggest impression.” Q: What are you most looking forward to next year? A: “Next year I might be teaching biology so I’m excited for a new challenge as far as teaching goes, and the fact that I will have had a year under my belt here. I’ll know the system and more students.” Q: Do you have any advice for new teachers? A: “Try not to get caught up in the small details and just remember that if you can have an impact on kids, that’s what’s most important.”
Q: How has your perspective about Cathedral changed over the past year? A: “I have noticed the school itself is growing and it’s still just an awesome place that I want to be a part of.” Q: What event this year has made the biggest impact on you? A: “The day of service we did with our towns because being able to go out with students like that. Watching the kids in our townplay games with the adult and be a part of that was just phenomenal.” Q: What are you most looking forward to next year? A: “Understanding the curriculum better and being able to add on to it.” Q: Do you have any advice for new teachers? A: “Don’t take on too much at once. Figure out what it is you really want to focus on and work on really building relationships with the kids. I think every day you should just be talking to the kids.”
By Kara Williams and Emerson Wolff
Senior Katherine Will wins election to serve as state delegate to Republican convention By Nathan Gray
“It’s important to use your own voice through the ballot. But also if you’re not 18 yet, there are still ways to get involved.”
Senior Katherine Will files on Feb. 7 at the Marion County Clerk’s office to appear on the primary ballot. She was elected as a delegate to the state convention for the Republican Party. Photo submitted
Senior Katherine Will has been involved in politics since second grade. “The first campaign I helped on was Mitch Daniels’ when he ran the first time,” she said. “Back then I was just alphabetizing things in the back of the office, but since then I’ve progressed to a point where I want to be more involved.” Will is the co-president of the Young Republicans club here, along with senior Ben Sasin. She has been involved in the club since her freshman year. On March 21, the club attended the Washington Township Lincoln Day Dinner, a fundraiser for the Republican Party.
Elected as a delegate for her area in the May 6 elections, Will is scheduled to take part in this summer’s Repbublican state convention. Will recently turned 18 years old, which allowed her to become more involved politically since she is now eligible to hold office. There are six precincts in Will’s area that she will represent as a state delegate. On the day of the election, Will said she “was outside the polling place for three of them, talked to people and did some canvassing beforehand.” At the convention she and the other delegates will vote on whose names appear on the ballot for major posi-
tions such as treasurer, secretary of state and attorney general. In addition, the delegates will address party issues and review the GOP platform for the upcoming election. Will said she is excited to go to the state convention partially because she will know other delegates such as Mrs. Becky Bechtel, mother of Caroline ’10, and Mr. John C. Ruckelshaus ’52 father of Drew ’06, Maggie ’07 and Jay ’11. Will said she thinks it is important to be politically involved, even before you can vote. “If you want to be involved there are numerous ways to be,” said Will. “Just reach out to people.”
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Academic All-Star recipient Matt Gregory shares reaction to accolade By Elizabeth Wyman
Previous Cathedral Academic All-Star recipients 2006: Kevin Karp 2007: Kyle P. Obergfell 2008: Elizabeth Flood 2009: Alec M. MacDonell 2010: John Macke 2011: Jay Ruckelshaus 2013: Christopher Jones 2014: Matt Gregory
Indiana has numerous prestigious awards to hand out to high school students for exceptional academic achievement. But the most prestigious of them all is being named an Indiana Academic All Star. Senior Matthew Gregory was one of the 40 students in Indiana given this special honor. “I didn’t really expect to get it, forty kids in the state is extremely exclusive,” said Gregory. Being named an Academic All Star is no easy task. For nearly 30 years the standards have grown more difficult by each passing year. Each high school can select one student to be nominated for this award. Than a committee reviews each student’s criteria ands selects 40 to be named Academic All Stars and 50 to be named as Regional Academic All Stars. Each applicant is judged based on academic achievements such as SAT and ACT scores, GPA and level of coursework. In addition each applicant is evaluated on leaderships skills, community service and extracurriculars. Each
“It’s just cool to be recognized, that someone notices all of your hard work.” student also writes an essay naming an influential teacher in their life. Gregory chose former Cathedral science teacher Mr. Kevin Williams. Gregory’s favorite memory from Williams Chemistry class was shooting blue diamond almonds across the classroom with classmate Lewis Demyan. Gregory, who is one of the Salutatorians for the class of 2014, has been a member of the men’s basketball team all four years, member of the National honor Society, competes in the state math and Spanish contests, served as a peer mentor, received the St. Andre Besettte distinguished servant leadership award, and most recently was named prom king. Gregory’s guidance counselor Mrs. Kathy Pivonka is not surprised at all that Gregory received the award. “Matt is very humble.
He is obviously extremely intelligent and confident, but he does not bring attention to it. He leads by example and is a great role model. He has earned the respect of the faculty, staff and student body at Cathedral High School,” Pivonka said. The 40 recipients and their influential teacher of choice were honored at the annual luncheon at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in April. In addition to being named an academic all star Gregory was also named to the 2014 men’s basketball Academic All State first team. With a plethora of awards under his belt, Gregory will attend the university of Notre Dame in the fall to study biology and hopes to later attend medical school. Cathedral has had an Academic All Star named in 8 of the previous 9 years although Gregory wins for being the tallest, (standing at 6’5) he plans to try to walk on to the Notre Dame Mens basketball team in the fall. “It’s just cool to be recognized, that someone notices all of your hard work,” said Gregory.
Cathedral 360 plan in mind, two new counselors hired for next year By Ashley King
The Cathedral 360 program, with its many advancements and improvements, will be implemented in the upcoming school year. A major aspect of this program involves counseling. Several more counselors will be needed next year. In addition, counselor Mrs. Taria Butler will not return in the fall. She is an expectant mother and has decided to spend more time with her husband, son and new baby. Of the new counselors, several will be pulled from the current staff to take on new responsibilities. Vice Principal Dr. Tom Greer as well as theology teacher Mrs. Rebecca Heger will be moved to the
counseling offices this summer to take over their duties there. Greer will be the vice principal for student services, and Heger will work full-time as a resource for students in the areas of mental health and addiction counseling. Along with Greer and Heger, two new counselors have been hired. Mrs. Jill Arbuckle and Mrs. Maria Cottone. Arbuckle most recently was at Jackson Creek Middle School and has nine years of experience at Center Grove High School. She said she hoped to relocate her family, and Cathedral was the right fit. She was impressed and excited by what counselors and administrators at Cathedral had to say about the 360 program.
In addition to assisting with guidance programming and post secondary planning for high school students, Arbuckle said, “I hope that I will be a positive and energetic presence at Cathedral.” She said she is completely on board with Cathedral 360 and believes that a more personalized approach to the students will be beneficial. Arbuckle said, “It is always a top priority for me to truly know my students. I love being a reliable resource for them and value the relationships that I build with my students, teachers and parents.” Cottone brings more than 11 years of counseling experience from her tenure at Carmel High School. Before that, she had spent
12 years in human resources in the corporate world. She said she was drawn here because of the social and emotional connection with the students. She said, “Cathedral values relationships with their students and families.” Cathedral 360 allows each student to have two counselors, which is virtually unheard of in other schools. Cottone said she believes that the goal of the program is to relate to the students and that the two counselor strategy will be effective. She said, “I love working with high school students. I want to help be there for them.”
Now semiretired, Fr. Munshower reflects, praises By Katie Swanton
Fr. William Munshower served as a chaplain here for about seven years and has been an active alumni in recent years. Currently he is living in Crest Wood Village near Holy Spirit. “I have ministered at this village for many years and now I am living here,” Fr. Munshower said in an interview over the phone. Father hopes to be more involved at Cathedral again. “I plan to get back involved next fall in the alumni association and be around more,” Father said. Father graduated from the old Cathedral downtown in 1955 and loves the current location and recent changes to the high school. One of Father’s favorite parts about being a chaplain here is being able to be a counselor. “Counseling in my office is a very moving experience for me that I miss,” Father said. He said he appreciated the entire atmosphere of Cathedral and seeing how the faculty and staff impact the students. Christmas at Cathedral is one of Father’s most favorite times of the year. The decorations to the whole Advent season were special to him, he said. Father is currently on call at Holy Spirit, where he has been celebrating Mass for 20 years. He also celebrates Mass at St. Andrew’s Parish every other weekend. “I appreciated my time (at Cathedral). The students are wonderful and I especially enjoyed the baseball games each year,” Father said.
May 15, 2014
One journey ends, another begins... the Senior Class embarks on their next step in life
By The Numbers
Class of 2014
Adams, Owen M. Indiana University at Bloomington Adams, Sydney Elizabeth Indiana University at Bloomington Aguirre-Pedraza, Sebastian Purdue University Alexander, Kirstin D Butler University Alexander, Kirstin Danyelle Undecided Anderson, Deanna Elizabeth Earlham College Babb, Matthew Robert Indiana University at Bloomington Bailey, Andrew Martin DePauw University Baker, Justin Tyler Undecided Baker, Robert Benjamin Indiana University at Bloomington Barthel, Collin Andrew University of Chicago Baukert, Frank Patrick Ivy Tech State College Beckerich, Harrison Charles Purdue University Beckman, Joseph James Indiana State University Bem, Laura Ellen University of Indianapolis Berg, Joseph Pete Vincennes University Bernal, Karli Kierstin Purdue University Bernard, Wesley Duane Rutgers
Berry, Ian Bielski, Benjamin Eli Bigelow, Katherine Anne Bolton, James Brooks Boos, Alexander Bowles, Isobel Emily Brasco, Anthony Bratcher, Sierra ChaseLynn Bratton, Nicolas Gaynor Broecker, Brittany Marie Browning, Taylor Elizabeth Buchanan, Grace Audrey Buechler, Garrett Riley Burkhart, Lincoln T. Burris, Olivia Elaine Burt, Raja Malik Byers, Kathleen Ann Caress, Caroline Anne
University of Missouri Columbia Purdue University Indiana University at Bloomington University of Kentucky Yale University Butler University Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana University at Bloomington Purdue University Xavier University Hanover College Georgetown College Saint Louis University Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana University at Bloomington Olivet Nazarene University DePauw University Indiana University at Bloomington
Carpizo, Carlos Arias Indiana University at Bloomington Carter, Benjamin Lawrence Indiana University at Bloomington Cavanaugh, Olivia Cathryn Ball State University Clyne, Grant Alan The Citadel Cole, Johanna Else Indiana University at Bloomington Coleman, Kourtney Nicole Indiana University at Bloomington Compton, Austin David Indiana University at Bloomington Constantino, Anthony Daniel Indiana University at Bloomington Corsaro, Vincent Daniel Rutgers Cox, Keenan Mackenzie Indiana University at Bloomington Cripe, Margaret Grace Saint Mary’s College Cross, Jia L. Indiana University at Bloomington Crowe, Courtney Ann Indiana University at Bloomington DaBreo, Madison L. Indiana University at Bloomington daCosta, Oliver Indiana University at Bloomington Darnell, Emily Anne Ohio University Davis, Henry Lee Ball State University Degyansky, Ashton Wilham Columbia College Chicago
Demyan, Lewis Dennen, Alexander Michael Derringer, Andrew Payton DeSanto, Aidan Joseph Devine, John Charles Dezelan, Katie Ann Dittmer, Alex Joseph Dolan, Megan Holt Douglas, Breck Erin Downs, Hannah Mae Dykhuizen, Connor Joseph Eckhart, John Christian Edwards, Henry Thomas Eltzroth, Aryn Marie Engelman, Lauren Elizabeth Estep, Chandler Tron Evans, James Austin Evans, Paityn Lizabeth
Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana University at Bloomington DePauw University Case Western Reserve University Xavier University Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana University at Bloomington Xavier University Purdue University Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana University at Bloomington Undecided IUPUI Indiana State University Tabor Academy Xavier University Indiana University at Bloomington
Purdue Ball State IUPUI
Farrell, Allison Jane DePauw University Farris, Octavia Ladontae Ball State University Ferguson, Haley Nicole Miami University, Oxford Fillenwarth, Erin Marie The Citadel FitzGerald, Christopher Sean Indiana University at Bloomington Flood, Matthew James University of Dayton Flynn, Emma K. DePauw University Fogel, Brandon Mathew Miami University, Oxford Foley, Nicholas Shane Wittenberg University Ford, Anna Kathrin Purdue University Ford, Daisy Nichole University of Colorado at Boulder Frazier, Jeramie Elliot Wabash College Fry, Joshua Stephen University of South Carolina Fulnecky, Joseph Daniel Purdue University Garey, Jonathan Mitchel Ivy Tech State College Garriott, Meghan Nicole University of Dayton Garvey, John Michael O’Neil Ivy Tech State College
George, James Adam Gerbers, Eric Robert Getz, Daniel McCulloch Gibbons, Anna Elizabeth Gill, Emma Claire Gogel, Evan John Golden, Jackson Timothy Goldfarb, Rachel Lauren Gomez, Jack Briggs Goshell, Meredith Gibson Graham, Courtney Kristine Graves, Maya Christine Gregory, Matthew Robert Gresham, Grace Miller Griggs, Emily Anne Gutrich, Emily Grace Hall, Shawn Michael Hanahan, Nicholas Cinque Hartwell, D’Andre Marquis
University of Miami Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana University at Bloomington Saint Louis University Undecided Xavier University Undecided University of Notre Dame DePauw University Trinity University DePauw University Indiana University at Bloomington University of Notre Dame St. Olaf College Wittenberg University Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana University at Bloomington University of Notre Dame Wittenberg University
Harvey, Derrick Lamonte Indiana State University Hayden, Jack Andrew Millikin University Hedlund, Carly Renee Xavier University Hise, Andrea Joann Indiana University at Bloomington Hoaglin, Lauren Elizabeth University of Kentucky Hoffmire, Matthew Anthony University of Dayton Holmes, Dorian Matthew Ball State University Hornak, Alexa Lynn University of Dayton Houghton, Jeffrey Michael Ivy Tech State College Hussey, Andrew Patrick Indiana University at Bloomington Jacob, Jordan V Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Jacobs, Josh Michigan State University James, Andrew Joseph Indiana University at Bloomington Jansen, Delaney Elizabeth Indiana University at Bloomington Jennings, Andrew Marcellus Indiana University at Bloomington John, Sidharth Thomas IUPUI Johnson, Danyon de’Bette Alabama A&M University Johnson, Luke Clifford Indiana University at Bloomington Kahn, Julia Caroline Indiana University at Bloomington Karras, Taylor Christina Purdue University Kea, Ian Suffolk University Kehoe, Chandler Edward IUPUI Keller, Quinten Patrick Indiana State University Kelly, Maura Ball State University (chirp chirp) Kennedy, Kathleen Anne Indiana University at Bloomington Kervan, Matthew Joseph Ivy Tech State College Kesterson-Yates, Maureen Webster University Klecka, Sydney Elise Ivy Tech State College Klein, Carson Edward Ferris State University Kluger, Olivia Catherine United States Naval Academy Kopf, Kelsey Ann Saint Mary’s College Kuhn, Mary M. University of South Alabama Kukolla, Jane Elisabeth University of Indianapolis Kyle, Kevin Paul Indiana University at Bloomington LaGrotte, Karli Suzanne University of Indianapolis Lane, Colleen Marie Xavier University Lansing, Allison Jeanine Purdue University Larson, Brant Read Indiana University at Bloomington Lavelle, Sarah Marie Undecided Leising, Emma Marie Miami University, Oxford Lewis, Bradley Paul Indiana University at Bloomington Loechel, Kyle Indiana University at Bloomington Logan, Madison Nicole Purdue University Ludes-Braeger, Devin Peter Colorado State University Lueking, Shannon Marie Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Luling, Christian Charles Lipscomb University Lyons, Tyler James Syracuse University MacKie, Oliver James Purdue University Malone, John-Thomas Miami University, Oxford Masterson, Jenna Marie Purdue University Mattingly, Jacob Andrew Indiana University at Bloomington Maxwell, Katherine French Saint Louis University McCarty, Jacob William Pennsylvania State University, University Park McClure, Sarah Saint Mary’s College McGoff, Ava Elizabeth Indiana University at Bloomington McLaurin, Terry Leon The Ohio State University McNulty, Oliver T. Indiana University at Bloomington McWilliams, Ben Wofford College Melbardis, Michael Karl Butler University Melloh, Caroline Rita University of Dayton Meng, Fanmeng Angela Gap Year Meta, Kristin Nicole Indiana University at Bloomington Meuleman, Sarah Ann Saint Mary’s College Miller, Evan Daniel DePauw University Miller, Grant Thomas IUPUI Miller, Herbert Clay Ball State University Mills, Kevin Joseph University of Kentucky Montalvo, Isaac Jules Wittenberg University Mooney, Claire Lucille Loyola University Chicago Mooney, Robert Browning Indiana University at Bloomington Moore, Claire Catherine University of Pittsburgh Moores, William Thomas IUPUI Morrison, Nicholas Roberts Ball State University Mourouzis, Jack Franklin Dartmouth College Mulligan, Kasey Anne University of Dayton Murphy, Brigid Grace Indiana University at Bloomington Murphy, Claire Elizabeth Indiana University at Bloomington Musto, Joseph Arnold DePauw University Nash, Eric Michael Undecided Nawrot, Sierra Indiana University at Bloomington Nicholls, Elizabeth Ann Purdue University Niemczura, Julia Ann University of South Carolina Noble, Mary Claire Purdue University O’Hara, Allison Maeve IUPUI O’Hara, Liam Patrick Indiana University at Bloomington O’Neil, Lily Kate The University of Alabama O’Neill, Aidan Robert Walsh University Ocampo-Morales, Sofia Maria Ave Maria University Odle, Olivia Neely Miami University, Oxford Officer, James William Indiana State University Offutt, Alexandra Victoria Marian University Oskins, Sophia Elaine Ball State University
Page, Chandler Connery Ball State University Parshall, Thomas Field Indiana University at Bloomington Parsons, Grace Ellen Purdue University Paul, Dillon Joseph American University Payne, Dylan Anthony Indiana University at Bloomington Pena, Alex Marquette University Perry, Whitney D. Ball State University Peters, Payton Rae The University of Arizona Pfeifer, Sydney Nicole Ball State University Piwowarski, Kristen Marie Purdue University Pliske, Megan Lucille Indiana University at Bloomington Pluckebaum, Andrew HarrisonIvy Tech Community College Porten, Nicole Lynn Indiana University at Bloomington Powell, Tristan Sawyer IUPUI Price, Abigail MacKenzie Ball State University Price, Theodore Charles Kirn Wittenberg University Proffitt, Alexis Ann The University of Alabama Ratterman, Cara Marie Auburn University Reeves, Maurice Andreous Indiana University at Bloomington Rhodes, Emma Marie Indiana University at Bloomington Rhodes, Zachary Andrew Ball State University Riggle, Holly Renae Purdue University Robins, Melissa Marie Purdue University Rocap, Abigail Marie Indiana University at Bloomington Roszkowski, Paige Rene Indiana University at Bloomington Rougraff, Mitchell Thomas University of Indianapolis Roy, Lauren Elizabeth Miami University, Oxford Rudicel, Christopher James Purdue University Sasin, Benjamin Isaac Purdue University Saum, William Zachary United States Military Academy Scarlott, Andrew Robert Xavier University Schepers, Nicholas Martin University of Southern Indiana Schlebecker, Brendan MichaelIvy Tech State College Schmitt, Claire Evans Purdue University Schrader, Amy Claire Ball State University Schrader, Susan Lynn Ball State University Schwer, Samantha Lynne Xavier University Schwering, Edward J. Syracuse University Selvage, Brian Christopher Undecided Shake, Madison D. Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University Shelton, Jade DeAndra Undecided Sheridan, John Christopher University of Wisconsin, Madison Shipley, John Harrison Purdue University Sieber, Thomas Andrew Purdue University Spiech, Katherine Marie Indiana University at Bloomington Sprunger, Frederick HelvestonDePauw University Stapleton, Stephanie Marie Saint Mary’s College Steinken, Laura Marie Indiana University at Bloomington Steinmetz, Daniel McCarthy Indiana University at Bloomington Stinson, Jill Adeline Miami University, Oxford Stutts, Katy Nicole University of California at Santa Barbara Stutzman, Adam Frederick Bradley University Tarbox, Mary K. Indiana University at Bloomington Taylor, Mallory Anne Old Dominion University Terando, Marissa Jayne Butler University Thompson, Ellis Grant Ball State University Thompson, Jordan Henri Ball State University Thrasher, William Michael Vincennes University Tigges, Maxwell Kenneth Indiana University at Bloomington Tilly, David Herman Purdue University Toby, Jordan Elizabeth Purdue University Todderud, Alexander Paul Colorado State University Toth, Samantha Kay Saint Louis University Trotter, Rachel Meredith University of Mississippi Turi, Zane Joseph IUPUI Tuttle, Harrison Paul Colorado State University Umana, Erika Lynn University of Dayton Vander Missen, Tianna Marie University of Michigan Vassilo, Kyle T. University of Dayton Wang, Jinger Jingle University of Colorado at Boulder Weber, Laura Marie Purdue University Weber, Ross Wesley University of Missouri Columbia Wehrli, Matthew C. Purdue University Welch, Mary Eileen Marquette University Welch, Taryn Michelle Marian University Wheeler, Alexas Jordan Indiana State University White, Anna Kathleen University of Kentucky White, Samuel Patrick Bellarmine University Will, Katherine Mary Babson College Williams, Andrew Jacob Ball State University Witchger, Catherine Ann Xavier University Wojtalik, Luke Christopher University of Notre Dame Wolf, Megan Alicia Byrne Indiana University at Bloomington Wolf, Shelby Elizabeth Indiana University at Bloomington Woodman, Gabrielle Renee Indiana University at Bloomington Woods, Dacota Renee Indiana University at Bloomington Wright, Monica Grace Butler University Wunder, Jacob Patrick Indiana University at Bloomington Wylie, Camden Richard Bradley University Wyman, Elizabeth Grace Ball State University Zerr, Olivia Colleen Indiana University at Bloomington *numbers based on seniors who have filled out the Naviance survey
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Andriole keeps high expectations and baseball program alive and well By Ian Kea Seventeen years of being the head coach for the baseball squad all started on Indianapolis’s east side at Warren Little League and Holy Spirit catholic school for Mr. Rich Andriole ‘88. Andriole, a Holy Spirit parishioner, attended Cathedral from 1984-88, where he was a member of the baseball team as a first and third baseman. After life as an Irishman Andriole became a Flyer when he chose to attend the University of Dayton. “I chose Dayton because it was close enough to home but far enough to be away. Also it being a Catholic school was good. I had been through Catholic school all my life from the earliest years up, so it seemed like a good fit. It was a great mix of students from all over the country. It taught me a lot of great lessons,” Andriole said. Dayton didn’t just give an overall great experience for Andriole, it also showed him his path. “I wanted to major in business at first. My dad was self-employed and my brother and I worked for him many weekends. It was simply ingrained in our heads it seemed like the right fit, but I figured out that I wanted to work and help kids. I wanted to coach and I wanted to teach. I ended up majoring in English and minoring in marketing and communications when it was all said and done” said Andriole. In 1994 Andriole returned home to the Hill and began his teaching and coaching career in baseball and basketball. Andriole served as the junior varsity baseball coach for two years and an assistant basketball coach as well for six years but Andriole’s passion of baseball came first. “I remember we were going to a game and Coach Kaufman who is now Cathedral’s director of Transportation said to me that he was retiring from coaching on the way to the bus. A few days later the athletic director at the time Jim Williams approached me after
teaching a class in B-Basement and asked me if I would be the baseball head coach. One thing eventually led to another, and I took the job in June of 1996 and as they say, the rest is history”, Andriole said. Senior Dorian Holmes sees Andriole as a ‘father figure’. “Cathedral is not what it is without Mr. Andriole. Mr. Andriole is simply a great coach. He gave me some of the best advice in my life and is like a father to me and I know the same is true for almost every player in the baseball program too”, Holmes said. Current player and Yale commit Alex Boos says there is nothing like playing for Coach Andriole. “As Dorian said he is like a father to us. Mr. Andriole knows how to motivate us but also encourages us to be the best. He makes you excited for baseball workouts which are pretty hard. He makes you excited for practice. He brings out the best in us” said Boos. Andriole has achieved two State championships (2001, 2007) and three State Finalist appearances (2006, 2010, 2013) but has also produced some of the most skilled players in the country. From Notre Dame to Virginia Tech to IU to Vanderbilt, the Cathedral baseball team showcases its talent in Division I baseball. The program also claims Jake Fox ‘99, who played for the Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics and the Baltimore Orioles and who now plays for the Vaqueros Laguna’, a minor league team in Mexico. Also current Baltimore Orioles reliever, Tommy Hunter ‘06 who won the World Series with the Rangers in 2010. Andriole is proud of the alumni being produced through the program and said he believes just because great talent graduates doesn’t mean expectations do.
“It is the same. We expect to win and we expect are guys to give 110 percent. Expectations never change.” Andriole sacrifices as does the baseball program. “When the diamond is clear we say goodbye to our families and come into our baseball family once again. My guys stay here for spring break. A player’s determination makes it all worth it. I love when guys get excited about working out, going to practice and getting ready for games. It gets everyone hyped. It gets our baseball family hyped,” said Andriole. Andriole’s squad who is ranked fourth in the most recent Class 4A poll, is scheduled to take on Lake Central tomorrow at 5:30 in St. John, Indiana.
Head coach since June,1996 State championships: 2 State finalists: 3 Semi state: 5 Regional: 10 Sectional: 12 Teaches English and sports journalism
Head Coach Rich Andriole consults with Adam Neal and Pete LaMagna during a game. | Photo Submitted
The Baseball squad celebrates a home run during a home baseball game. | Photo by Johanna Cole
Sports year in review
May 15, 2014
Rabid Indy Eleven fans get fired up over professional soccer team’s emergence By Brigid Murphy
Despite the many amateur soccer programs that have assembled over the years in Indiana, the much buzzed about, up-and-coming Indy Eleven is the state’s first professional soccer team. Multiple students have shown their passion and excitement about the new team. The team’s logo embodies Indiana featuring Lady Victory, from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ monument as well as a checkered background that represents the Indy 500. Five members of the current team were born and raised in Indy. According to senior Kip Kyle, the Indy Eleven team is part of the North American Soccer League which is the second division of pro soccer in the U.S. so “it’s a little less competitive than the MLS, but still fully professional.” Kyle has sea-
son tickets for Indy Eleven’s first season which begin mid-April of 2014, along with juniors Ben Harvey and Harry Peyton, who plays soccer for Cathedral, all of whom are quite passionate when discussing the Indy Eleven team and atmosphere of the stadium. Harvey said he has been a fan of the team since “the second the team rose from the depths to become Indiana’s pride and joy” and describes the atmosphere as one including lots of “screaming and falling off bleachers.” Peyton also added that “the atmosphere is sheer anarchy. Everyone is too rowdy, supporting their hometown team.” Kyle has been a member of the Brickyard Battalion which is a group of supports of the Indy Eleven. “I was part of the push to get Indy a pro team and now sup-
port the team we got,” said Kyle. There is a section of the stadium for members of the Brickyard Battalion. Kyle refers to this section of the stadium as a group of “wacky and rowdy fans who are chanting the whole ninety minutes. It’s a good time.” Harvey describes his favorite part of Indy Eleven games as the moment when “the boys in blue” score a goal, causing crazy fan reactions characterized by “madness” and “anarchy.” A co-worker told Kyle about the Brickyard Battalion and that is how Kyle became involved and such an active supporter of this up and coming professional Indy soccer teams. Kyle also said his favorite part about the games is “the camaraderie amongst the fans and the chants.”
Senior Freddy Sprunger and his family enjoy an Indy Eleven game. | Photo submitted
May 15, 2014
Ultimate Athlete- Spring Sports Edition Kip Kyle-Rugby-Leg With his frame Kyle powers through defenders with a breeze. His drive and passion for the sport are well noted and his play has gotten the Royal Irish Rugby to the near top in Indiana.
Kathleen Byers-Softball-Hands The Depauw commit has led the Softball squad to good position into the season. Byers quick hands allow her to contribute well to the team.
Meredith Goshell-Tennis-Arm With a number 1 ranking in state in doubles, play it is granted that Goshell has a great arm. The future Trinity University Tiger looks poised to take a swing at the doubles State Finals.
Mallory Taylor-Track-Arm Taylor’s shot-put ability helps the Irish pull ahead at meets. Her arm strength and accuracy provide a deadly threat to opponents.
Garrett Buechler-Volleyball-Hands Buechler’s tall frame and eye-hand coordination have made Buechler a regular contributor for the mens volleyball squad. Buechler’s leadership has also led the Irish close to a great run in the playoffs.
Emma Flynn-Lacrosse-Heart Flynn’s intensity on and off the field show her passion and drive for lacrosse. The future Depauw Tiger has the Irish set to be in the State Finals.
Harry Shipley-Baseball-Core In baseball quickness, focus and drive are key. Shipley has built his play through rigorous offseason workouts and training. The future Boilermaker is one of the key players that has kept the Irish in 4A state contention.
Andrew Derringer-Golf-Mind State-ranked golfer and holder of multiple course records across the state. Derringer uses his knowledge and focus to lead the Irish to State contention.
Joe Musto-Lacrosse-Voice Awarded last year’s State championship MVP, Joe Musto has put on a show leading the Irish defense to only two losses on the season. The future Depauw Tiger’s loud voice and great sense of direction have made the Irish defense one to fear for opponents.
May 15, 2014
Senior members of the newspaper staff say their good-byes to Cathedral
Nowadays, with the fast growing social media times, more and more people have a major dependence on their social media. I was a “victim sufferer” of the Internet. Undeniably, the Internet is a good thing, as it made our life so much easier, but if we used it too much, it will make us missed a lot of nicenesses. As a 16-year-old girl, it seemed much more important to capture photos to upload to social media. Instagram, QQ, Wechat, Renren... I am an activist on all kind of social media. The Internet was a crutch for me to not feel so alone in an unknown territory. I am in a foreign country by myself, no family and friends, nobody around me cares about me. I was so lonely. But on the Internet it is totally different. I had thousands of followers online watching and being jealous about my life. This made me felt pleased and proud. I can take twenty minutes to figure out what pose and what sentences should I use on my software, and I spend the whole day to reply and retweet. That is the unique existence. Two years later, I realized that I could have filled my days with activities for personal growth. I regret that I could not simply enjoy these moments, instead of wanting thousands of others to see I was enjoying them. I post those pictures and tweet those news items just for getting attention from people, but it actually wasting time. I cared too much about the opinions of others. I took a photo not to remember this occasion, but for others to see how I spent my hours. I keep updating my social media because I want to and I need to be validated through likes. I was holding my phone all the time, even when we were having a party or traveling around. I only focused on the Internet and nothing else; unknowingly, I missed a lot. “What would happen if I stopped seeking the opinions of others in order to be happy? Would the world still accept me if I spent less time trying to win their approval?” I asked myself again and again. And the answer is yes. I discovered that if I want to be happy, it would be my own doing. Happiness is an interior process and comes without validation from others. I don’t have to let others to praise my life and then feel good. The only thing is how can I make my life better. So now try to enjoy life without showing off. By Jingle Wang
Cathedral is a special place to be. No one enters cathedral and leaves cathedral as the same person. Cathedral is a place to grow, to learn, to build, to achieve, and to love. Upon beginning my high school career as freshman I never imagined these days would come. I am now staring down the end of the road and I’m going to miss this place. I’m going to miss the courtyard and the football team. But more importantly, I’m going to miss my family. The people I have come to know here will be my lifelong friends. I’ll miss the buildings themselves because of what they remind me of. Every hallway seems to trigger some array of memories from my last four years as a student. The most meaningful thing I’ve done here at Cathedral seems to be the most obvious; my football career. Nothing has ever brought me closer to a group of guys than the football program. My experience began all the way back in the summer before my freshman year. Abut 100 freshmen came out to play football. We worked all summer through heat and many struggles. We went through two-a-days together and an entire season together. I then spent the next two years improving and growing with my teammates. I learned a lot from those before me and was able to teach some of those behind me. I built incredibly strong relationships with my teammates and while on the field. My mind that any one of my teammates had my back. The most meaningful year was clearly my senior year. Finally, all of our hard work came to a culmination. Our coaches had out countless hours of work and effort into our improvement as had we. It was finally our chance to create our own legacy; and we did. We had ups and we had downs. But as a unit we pushed one another to do more than we ever could alone. My experience in the Cathedral football program was a microcosm for my experience as a student. As a unit, our 2014 class became more than any one of us could have ever been alone. I learned from my classmates, and I hope they learned from me. I came to know people I barely understood through my senior retreat, and built unbreakable bonds with my retreat group. We came together as a class to win the spirit stick, and the Irish 500 twice. I love my Senior Class because I will always remember its members as people that helped and forced me to grow. Not only did my classmates do this, but so did every one else at this institution. Cathedral is a special place not only because of its courtyard, football program, athletics and halls, but by the people who fill them. By Ben Baker
When I came to Cathedral from a small Catholic school on the east side of Indianapolis, I was excited, but intimidated. 1,200 kids? To me that felt absolutely gigantic. I was worried sick about getting lost and memorizing my locker combination. But through all the terror that was being a small fish in a large pond, I had curiosity about this thing called “the Cathedral family.” I thought that was just a slogan to get people to come to school here, never anticipating what that phrase would mean to me after four short, but incredible, years. Because my brother was a senior when I was a freshman, I was forced into participating in the freshman relay at the orientation assembly. And as I ran across the gym in my goggles and scuba flippers in front of more than 300 people I had not met, I was humiliated. Looking back on the event, it was truly the first moment at Cathedral that I felt that family aspect that was whispered through the hallways and spoken about at open houses and fundraisers. The graduating Class of 2014 has gone through trials, tribulations and triumphs together, each event bringing us even closer. I wish I could eloquently convey how precious the last four years have been with each person, but I will do the best I can to explain. The first moment I felt 2014 coming closer was the State championship football game our freshman year. Although we had to sit in the back of the student section and were yelled at by seniors for not cheering loudly enough, we were happy to be there. And as we all cheered as the game time expired and the football players smiled, I knew I was blessed to be a part of a class that would be one of the best in just a few short years. Although I could spend hours talking about people in 2014 who have changed my life, it’s not the only aspect of Cathedral that I’ll miss. The standout aspect of Cathedral is how much passion each faculty and staff member possesses. I have had Herr Payne as my German teacher and my friend for four years, and the hilarious Ms. O’Brien two years in a row, for whom I have a soft spot for because of our mutual admiration for To Kill A Mockingbird. I didn’t appreciate all of this four years ago as I do now. Now as my expiration date at Cathedral is only a few days away, I’m bittersweet writing this column. I have endless gratitude for every person who I have crossed paths with these four years. But even though I’m starting an exciting new chapter in my life, a piece of my heart belongs to Cathedral everywhere I go. By Brigid Murphy
As I sit here at the same computer as I do every day in the newsroom brainstorming witty ways to begin my column, I am honestly at a loss of words. How do I describe what I’m feeling in fewer than 650 words about a place that has been such an enormous part of my life for the past four years? It’s truly hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that this is my last column as co-Editor In Chief of The Megaphone. The Class of 2014 has been through stuff that no other current class at Cathedral has been through or will ever go through again. We were the last class ever to experience Caritas, rather than counties. The only class to have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Kevin Casperson dress up as the bishop. We have slowly worked our way down the bleachers until we reached the very front row during Friday night football games. We have STORMED the field during the Bishop Chatard game. We have had the pleasure of watching our football team win State four years in a row. I remember walking into Cathedral High School on the first day of school freshman year. I had never gone to a Catholic school before and I had these wild expectations about what it would be like. I thought that everyone would be wearing cross necklaces and spend passing periods saying the rosary. Boy, was I wrong. As we prepare for our next step in life, for new friends, new classes and wake up to a new scenery every morning, we will never forget where spent our last four years. Cathedral High School: the school on the Hill, the school with the pretty campus, the school that wins a lot of sports. But it’s more than just all of that to us. Anyone who has attended Cathedral High School knows it’s more than just a place that we come to every day to get an education. It’s a home. And for most of us, we spend more time there than our actual homes. High school is a time for growing, a time for learning the ropes of the real world, a time to make life long connections. Many of us aren’t best friends with the same people as we were freshmen year. Some of us don’t participate in the same activities as we did freshman year. And for some of us, thankfully we don’t even look like we did freshman year. But that’s just it. You aren’t supposed to leave Cathedral High School the same little 14 year old you came in as. You come to grow and learn and find yourself. As we all soon walk across that stage and depart our separate ways to embark on the next adventure in life, we will never forget where it all started. I have spent roughly 720 days, 5,760 hours, 69,129 minutes or 829,440 seconds learning at this amazing place. Whatever way you want to put it, I’ve spent a long time here. And I know that my time here will always hold a place in my heart. Congratulations Class of 2014! By Elizabeth Wyman
May 15, 2014
My sophomore year was when the meaning of Cathedral came to me. When registering for classes my sophomore year I selected a class titled International Relations. Being into anything relating around the political world, I signed up. I knew this class was going to be fun and interesting, especially when it came to certain political subjects. What I didn’t know was that the teacher I would have for this class would be absolutely legendary. When I walked into the international relations class, I was greeted by what I saw as a freakishly tall older teacher. He greeted me and told me “take a seat wherever you like.” I took my seat and waited for the class to start. I looked around the classroom and found some friends I already knew but others I did not know. The teacher later had us introduce ourselves and of course I included my die hard sports loyalty to title town (Boston, Massachusetts) and everyone instantly became disgusted in the room knowing that I was a New England Patriots fan. I also included I was part of Young Democrats which initiated the shunning process from most of the class. The teacher, of course, did his best to jab at what I had said and then he proceeded on with class. That was the moment Mr. Fagan became my favorite teacher. Mr. Fagan always had an opinion about everything and he was always open to listening and discussing topics in class. I always admired him being able to say his piece and then letting someone talk as well. I took international relations, personal finance, Entrepreneurship and Marketing with Mr. Fagan and I wish I had taken more. Mr. Fagan’s rants on the sports and political worlds were daily but insightful. He opened up the class to discussions and arguments and had an open mind for all opinions. In all honesty, Mr. Fagan did the best thing a teacher could do: he listened to his students. He questioned his students and challenged them to do their own research and have their own thinking because it is important. “It’s important to find and be you”, he said to me the first day of class. Mr. Fagan taught me real world skills for business and politics and how to handle yourself as a person as well. Mr. Fagan’s classes taught me to be me and to always remember, “do what you love.” Mr. Fagan taught me how to form my own opinions and how to be open minded to all others as well. Every opinion and voice matter. Mr. Fagan is not just a golf coach or a teacher. He is a role model. He taught me the best thing I could learn, to be myself and nothing else. Thank you for everything, Mr. Fagan. Cathedral is blessed to have you as a teacher. By Ian Kea
Sitting down to write my last column for the Megaphone, I am in disbelief over how fast the past four years have gone by. It feels bittersweet knowing that my senior year is coming to a close. It’s exciting to realize that in only a few days my classmates and I will walk the stage at graduation. However, it’s difficult to accept the fact that each of our lives is going to change dramatically. After graduation, each student of the Senior Class will go his or her own way and start anew in college. As daunting as it sounds, I see this as an opportunity to grow and expand our horizons. As I prepare to end my high school career, I take a glance at my years at Cathedral and all of the memories and achievements that I’ve been blessed to experience. Playing volleyball for the Fighting Irish. Staying late at school for rehearsals in the play “Princess and the Pea” and musical “Bye Bye Birdie.” Joining the Megaphone and becoming the editor. Interviewing the mayor (and getting a selfie with him). Reviving Life Savers, the school’s pro-life club, and establishing the new school tradition of going on the annual March for Life pilgrimage. Crowning Fran as the senior (citizen) prom queen. Singing the year’s theme song for all-school Masses. Cramming for La Dama del Alba quizzes in Mr. Ken Steeb’s class. Traveling with classmates to New Orleans and Charleston, South Carolina, for mission trips and next month’s trip to Costa Rica with my Spanish class. Receiving the “lol sir” email. Having the time of my life in Mrs. Lisa Ford’s precalculus class. These only encompass a few of the many memories I have made at Cathedral. As a typical freshman, I was nervous about entering a new school, assuming that most other freshmen came from private grade schools knowing each other. After looking back at it, I laugh knowing that I was wrong. Most other freshmen felt the same way I did and over time we have gotten to know each other. Since then, I have noticed that the Class of 2014 has grown closer together with each passing year. For high school, I had to choose between walking down the street to New Palestine High School or driving an hour round trip to the northeastside to get to Cathedral every day. I chose Cathedral, not only because my sister went there, but also because I wanted to start new. I wanted to make new friends and challenge myself to try new things. I have done so and I could not be any happier over the person I have become thanks to Cathedral. I think that the school means even more to me because my freshman brother, Simon, will be able to experience it for himself. I am excited to see what the next three years has in store for him. By Ben Sasin
May 15, 2014
Adderall: Use only as prescribed In recent years, students have begun to abuse certain prescription drugs in order to gain an edge on studying, the most prominent drug being Adderall. Adderall is a prescription for ADHD that is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. The active ingredients in Adderall stimulate the central nervous system and affect chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Essentially, the drug is used to calm patients and make it easier for them to maintain focus for long periods of time. There are many prescriptions on the market for ADHD patients such as Vyvanse, Focalin, Concerta, Ritalin and of course, Adderall. Of all these drugs, Adderall is regarded as the strongest and most commonly abused. This is most likely due to the fact that Adderall is an amphetamine, while the other ADHD prescription drugs are not. Adderall is easy to find because it is prescribed to nearly 31 million patients nationwide. There are many different forms and intensities of amphetamines, and when abused, they can be extremely dangerous to use. For example, Adderall is a controlled dose of amphetamine, while Methamphetamine (meth or crystal meth as Walter White
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would call it) is an intense dose and is commonly used by drug addicts. In recent years, as Adderall has become a more common prescription drug, and some students in high school and college have begun to abuse it. Students without ADHD will ask fellow students with prescriptions to use some of their medication in order to study or take a test. People without ADHD react differently to the drug, and if the wrong dose is taken it can be harmful to the personâ€™s body. However, the most dangerous use of Adderall is recreational. More and more students, predominantly in college, have begun to use the drug in order to stay up all night at parties or to intensify an already dangerous level of alcohol intoxication. Some people with and without prescriptions are now snorting the drug because it dissolves into their system faster and elicits a more intense rush. Because the intensity and dosage of Adderall varies so greatly, it is difficult to estimate the effects it will have on someone who is not prescribed the pill they are abusing. In 2005, Canada suspended sales of the drugs as a result of the sudden deaths of 12 kids taking the drug. The main danger of Adderall is the increased heart rate
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that occurs as a side effects of the amphetamine. When snorted, as it is most commonly and recently done, the accelerated heart rate is tripled in effect. Statistics about the death count of Adderall are nearly impossible to find, as many believe this is because the market for Adderall prescriptions is so high that the FDA may be attempting to withhold this information in order to avoid inducing a fear of the drug. In reality, Adderall today has been described as a cheap form of cocaine. It is snorted and induces similar effects as cocaine on the body. Unfortunately, its abuse is increasingly prevalent and only continues to grow. A recent poll by the Huffington Post suggests that between 20 and 30 percent of college students abuse Adderall. While Adderall can be an incredibly useful drug, its abuse is creating a negative stigma that is beginning to surround its name. If the abuse of Adderall does not end soon, the drug is heading toward a removal from the market all together. Therefore, if you have a prescription, use it only as your doctor has told you. It is unsafe and dangerous to share it with a friend, even if that individual claims to need it for a supposedly legitimate reason.
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May 15, 2014
FACE- OFF: Purdue vs. IU By Ben Sasin It seems as if the rivalry between IU and Purdue has been around ever since the schools were established; however, it’s obvious to see why Purdue trumps IU at just about everything. Here’s why: Purdue’s 39,000 students come from all 50 states and 126 countries. Statistically speaking, Purdue has been named “Top 50 Among Universities Around the World” by Times Higher Education; “Best Value University” by the Princeton Review; and nationally ranked #4 in preparing students for the workforce, according to a survey of corporate recruiters according to the The Wall Street Journal. IU cannot say the same. Purdue is known for its quality education. From the world renown School of Engineering to the School of Agriculture to the School of Management, the university offers diverse majors offered by schools at the top of their game. Also, Purdue has praised recently appointed Mitch Daniels as the school’s president. Thanks to his political experience as Indiana’s governor, he has made outstanding improvements to the university, such as making an education more affordable by freezing tuition costs. In addition, Purdue’s alumni are outstanding. New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees graduated in 2001. In fact, Purdue is known as a “the Cradle of Quarterbacks” because 15 of their own have become NFL players. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, graduated in 1951. Armstrong is one of the many astronauts that Purdue has produced. Orville Redenbacher, known for his popcorn company, graduated from Purdue, and helped make popcorn a popular snack at home and the movie theater. Purdue is also known for its
mascot, Purdue Pete, and the train called the Boilermaker Special. The school’s also known for its solid black and gold colors. IU cannot say the same with its lack of a recognizable mascot and its ubiquitous candy cane red and white colors. After visiting both colleges numerous times, I have found Purdue students to be more welcoming and hospitable. Furthermore, I have noticed that Purdue students are more passionate in their academic studies as IU students focus more heavily on the party aspect of college. From what I have heard, students are attracted to IU more so because of its extreme party and Greek life than its academics. IU academics was shown at its best on the “Wheel of Fortune” when one of its honors students mispronounced the word “Achilles” during the show. Since then, the video clip has gone viral and he has been given the title as the world’s worst “Wheel of Fortune” contestant. I thought IU’s campus was pretty until I saw its depressing art. One of many examples include the hideous Showalter Fountain, which oddly depicts the birth of Venus as she lays awkwardly on a shell as fish dance around her. On the contrary, Purdue’s campus is beautiful with its unique architecture and fountains. The Engineering Fountain lights up in array of colors at night and the Bell Tower serves as an iconic landmark on campus. Students often go to concerts at the Slayter Hill Center for the Performing Arts amphitheater during the summer and students use the hill it stands on to go sledding in the winter. Purdue has famous restaurants, like Triple XXX, which has been featured on the TV show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” All things considered, I think it’s safe to say that Purdue is undoubtedly superior to IU.
By Ben Baker
“After visiting both colleges numerous times, I have found Purdue students to be more welcoming and hospitable.”
“It is ranked 15th most beautiful college campus in front of Princeton, Duke, Yale, Notre Dame and Stanford.”
Is this even an argument? I’d like to start this discussion by pointing out that there are students in the senior class who were denied admittance from IU, but granted admission to Purdue; none however on the flip side. This is not a coincidence. IU is becoming increasingly difficult to gain admittance. Which color exudes positive emotion: red or black? I have found myself on both IU’s and Purdue’s campuses multiple times and I always seem to be in a better mood while in Bloomington. West Lafayette is built using this dark depressing brick; usually dark red or dark brown. IU’s campus is built with bright red bricks and beautiful limestone. West Lafayette just seems to be constantly covered in a shroud of grey; while there, I find it difficult to maintain a happy mood. IU is nationally regarded for having a beautiful, classic college campus. It is ranked the 15th most beautiful college campus, in front of Princeton, Duke, Yale, Notre Dame and Stanford by thebestcolleges.org. West Lafayette was recently forced to install a large fan in order to diffuse pollution and smell after it’s second sewage pipe burst. IU discovered the structure for DNA. Purdue funded and assisted in the modification of the plain that carried Amelia Earhart to her death. I thought they were supposed to be engineers up there? Purdue fans can say all they want about beating IU this year in college basketball. I would simply instruct them to count their banners. That’s the end of that discussion. In a country driven by business, it is extremely logical to get a good business degree. IU’s Kelley School of Business is ranked in the 19th in the country, in front of both an Ivy League school, Yale, and Notre
Dame. Purdue’s business school floats around in rankings between 50 and 100. College Magazine ranks IU as the best school for Greek life in the country as of the 2013 school year. Purdue did not even make the list. College students on the website WeAreIU highly praise their Greek life and say that there is a chapter for everyone. However, if Greek life is not an interest of yours, the independent life at IU is also Top 50 in the country as a college lifestyle thanks in large part to the amenities of both the campus and the surrounding B-town. Both IU and Purdue tout their famous races: The Little 500, and the Grand Prix. The Little 500 is a 50-mile bike race, while the Grand Prix is a go-cart race. During the week of Little 500, IU has no classes scheduled for what is commonly referred to as read week before second semester finals. For the Grand Prix, Purdue schedules classes. Purdue no longer hosts concerts for the Grand Prix, IU has artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, and Macklemore perform for the week of Little 500. Twenty-five thousand IU students attended the Little 500, also known as the World’s Greatest College Weekend and on which the movie “Breaking Away”was based in 2013, compared to only 3,000 at the Grand Prix. In their own ways, IU and Purdue are both great Big Ten institutions that afford their students solid academic, social and cultural experiences. IU just outdoes the Boilermakers consistently. So you can go to Purdue and do well. Or you can go to IU and do better.