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Volume >> 14 Issue >>2

Oct. 2011

Jump Off- (pg.2)

Ms. Earl— advisor

Student Council- (pg. 3)

Emily Mueting— editor in chief

Ways to Save in College- (pg. 4)

Lauren Evans— news editor

Ohio’s Most Haunted- (pg. 5 & 6)

Ashley Grubb— feature editor

School Board Elections- (pg. 7 & 8)

Lyndsie Anderson— layout editor

Freshman Focus- (pg. 9)

Pat Ralston— hybrid editor

WKYB- (pg. 10)

Joseph Boyd— business manager

Featured Seniors- (pg. 11)

Troy Daman— copy editor

Featured Athletes- (pg. 12)

Jordan Fisher— sports editor

Leader In the Arts- (pg.13)

Emily Sweeney— reporter

Fall Sports- (pg. 14) Movie Reviews- (pg. 15) Bullying- (pg. 16) Homecoming pictures- (pg. 17) Catseye- (pg. 19 & 20) Boredom- (pg. 21 & 22)

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School, has been established as a forum for student expression and as a voice in the uninhibited, free and open discussion of issues. The news magazine also serves to provide information, entertainment, and commentary from Marysville on the matters of school, local, state, national, and international issues of interest; however, emphasis will be placed on local and school issues. Readers may respond to The Monarch Vibe content and other issues through Letters to the Editor. Letters may be dropped off in room 228 or emailed to An attempt will be made to print all letters we receive. Letters must be signed, and any letters which are judged to be libelous, obscene, and materially disruptive to school or an invasion of privacy will not be printed. The editors reserve the right to edit all letters. Submitters are responsible for editing their own submissions for grammatical and spelling errors. Editorials and opinion columns represent the view of individual Monarch Vibe staff members. The views in opinion columns do not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Monarch Vibe staff, the high school faculty or the administration. The staff pays for all printing costs through advertising sales, subscriptions, and other fundraising. The staff will publish only legally protected speech, following the legal definition for libel, obscenity, and invasion of privacy.


The school year is in full swing and this month was a busy one for the Vibe members. This month I wrote about the school board elections and the candidates. This was one of the most interesting articles I have written in my four years on the Vibe. It was so intriguing to talk to these candidates and see what they want to do for our schools. Also, it was awesome for me to learn what our school board does for our students. I knew negative things such as the movie ban and how they delegate what money goes where in our budget, but I was unaware of the many positive things the school board does for our district. I didn‟t know that the school board approves the hiring of our teachers. This year, Marysville was one of 15 school districts in Ohio and one of four in central Ohio to receive the “excellence with distinction” award on our annual state report card. The people on the school board are the people who helped to hire the teachers and staff that brought our school district up to this amazing achievement. You can check out this story on pages seven and eight. I also believe that this article has helped prepare me to vote and be an informed voter. While in researching for the election, I found the voter guide on the Columbus Dispatch website and I would sug-

gest everyone to go on and check it out, whether you can vote or not. It showed information on all the issues, races, and elections in our community and state. It gives the pros and cons to all issues and tells what every candidate is for and against for all the races. It is important to be informed on what is going on in our community, and this voter guide is a perfect way to be informed. Also this month, Joseph Boyd started his series of stories on paying for college. This month he compared Columbus State Community College and The Ohio State University. There is some really useful information in this article on helping pay for college and all students, especially seniors and juniors, should pay attention to this story and the next few to come from this series. Check out this story on page 4. Also visit the Senior Information tab on the Vibe website on updated information on college, ACT, and upcoming deadlines.

Emily Mueting Editor-In-Chief


According to the Marysville High School Student Council Mission Statement, their mission is to “promote school spirit by encouraging fellow classmates to attend extra-curricular events or to participate in activities held during school hours.” I think we can all agree than school spirit has definitely been promoted: MHS Fest played upbeat music followed by a conga line, more people than ever dressed up for spirit days, and the newly added fog machine at Homecoming had numerous positive responses. But how many times have you heard someone, maybe a friend, classmate, or even yourself, say “student council doesn‟t do anything,” or something along the lines of “why did student council do that, no one agrees with that.” Personally, I‟ve heard this more than once, so I decided to dig deeper. According to Class President Joseph Boyd, senior, “a lot of what we do for the students goes unappreciated; we do it because we want to help.” Rewind to the beginning of the month: Spirit Week, a week to get hyped up for the game and show your school spirit. However, student council was scolded for the absence of the beloved Nerd Day, arguably the favorite spirit day. Some students acted on their disapproval, dressing as nerds instead of the planned Mismatch Day, some stood by the decision of the student council, and some compromised and created the „mismatch nerd.” But why would student council not bring back our favorite spirit day?



What a lot of students don‟t know is Mr. Chrispin has the final say of everything the student council does, and he wanted different spirit days from last year. I wasn‟t up to the student council to omit Nerd Day after all. So if Mr. Chrispin has the final say, what‟s the point of a student council in the first place? Boyd joined student council because he “wanted a say, and enjoys helping people.” Plus, Mr. Chrispin doesn‟t walk the halls of MHS carrying a mountain of textbooks on his back, so maybe student council gives him the eyes and ears he wouldn‟t have otherwise. Which is why everyone should talk to our student council! If you have an idea, a complaint, or just want to know more about MHS and its activities, find a student council member and let them know what you have to say. Because in the end, everything affects us, the students. Troy Daman Copy Editor

“A lot of what we do for the students goes unappreciated; we do it because we want to help.” — Joseph Boyd, Student Body President


The Vibe will be doing a series of stories spanning over the next couple of months targeting different approaches one could take in order to curb the expenses of college. There is no question that the cost of a college education only seems to be heading in one direction--up. In a stagnant economy where many Americans are out of work and piled up to their knees in repaying their college loan debt, many may begin to wish they took a more practical approach to saving money. According to, the cost of one credit hour from Columbus State Community College is $70 which seems like a bargain when compared to The Ohio State University's $259 per credit hour. For those students that are drawn to the larger university atmosphere but are concerned about the cost, don't panic, there is hope. CSCC is introducing the P3 Program, also known as Preferred Pathway, where students enter through CSCC and earn credits towards a bachelor‟s degree at OSU. Mrs. Proehl, guidance counselor and supporter of the new program added,'' I think that it is a very smart strategy to make your college dollars go as far as they can go.''

What's the catch? Yes, I know. It almost sounds too good to be true. When students attend a university they are basically buying the reputation of that university, therefore might be deterred by the P3 program. Since CSCC does not offer student housing, those who choose to use the P3 program will not get the freshmen dorm experience. What are the benefits? With joint advising from CSCC and OSU, a smooth transition between the two universities is guaranteed. Lauren Swieterman, former OSU grad who earned many credits through CSCC adds her two cents, „‟ the credits were one hundred percent transferable which made for an easy transition that was hassle free.‟‟ Also, there is on-site availability of these advisors at the Columbus State's downtown and Delaware campus to help with selecting the right courses and academic support. For those interested in taking advantage of what the P3 Program has to offer, the first step is to get accepted in to CSCC then meet with your advisor to discuss your pre-major options.

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All it takes is a little digging to conclude that Ohio is certainly not lacking in supposedly “haunted” places. Below are four of the most haunted places in the state. Check them out, if you dare!

Opened in September, 1896 the Mansfield prison housed over 155,000 men before its closure at the end of 1990. Over 200 people died there during this time, including a few guards killed during escape attempts, leading many to believe the place to The Administration Wing: At one time, Warden Glattke and his wife Helen resided here. It was here that Helen reached her untimely death after accidentally knocking a gun to the floor causing a bullet to discharge in to her chest. Some believe that Helen and Warden Glattke haunt the administration rooms still today. It is reported the smell of Helen’s rose perfume drifts from her bathroom and visitors report feeling a gush of cold air pass through them while wandering this wing. Cases are often reported of a jammed camera shutter which strangely begins to work again once leaving the area. The Chapel: This is considered by many to be the center of many of the prison’s paranormal activities. It is rumored the chapel first served as an execution room where inmates died slow miserable deaths as they hung from the rafters. Visitors report orbs captured in photographs and the presence of spirits near doorways.

The Basement/ The Hole: The basement is said to be wandered by the spirit of a 14-year-old who was beaten to death there as well as the spirit of a former reformatory employee named George. The hole, located in the basement, was a place where prisoners were kept in one of 20 cells. The conditions in the dark, roach-infested cells were torturous and many inmates died here, prompting many to declare that their spirits still remain.

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Considered by many to be the most haunted university in the United States, OU, which was even featured on an episode of the FOX series Scariest Places on Earth, has no shortage of scary stories. Nearly every dorm and campus building has had some type of paranormal activity reported.

The most famous story is that of Room 428 in Wilson Hall. It is here that a student died violently while practicing astral projection, a method where the human spirit separates from the body and travels on its own. Since then, students have reported items falling from the wall and smashing into things, footsteps and other strange sounds, furniture being rearranged, and apparitions. In fact, the problem got so bad that the university has sealed the room and it is no longer used.

Gore’s orphanage, located in Loraine county nearby Lake Erie, is considered one of Ohio’s most haunted places. According to the story, Mr. and Mrs. Sprunger moved from Indiana and started the orphanage in 1903 after their own children had passed away. One night in 1923 the orphanage burned to the ground. It is rumored that this fire was set by an “old man from the river” who hated children. Since this incident, it has been reported that at night you can hear the screams of roasting children and other strange sounds at this site. Nearby is a tree with a tire swing where some say you can sometimes see an apparition of a child. At one point before the building of the orphanage, this location was also the site of the Swift Mansion where both of the owners practiced dark magic. In addition to this, the second owner Nicolas Wilbur’s four children died here in 1893 at the height of the diphtheria epidemic. It is said that the spirits of the many children who died at this location still roam their former home.


Another story of note is that of Margaret, a patient of the former state mental hospital, which the university has renovated into Lin Hall. Margaret disappeared in December of 1978 and was discovered by a maintenance man on the top floor of the ward which had been closed off for many years. She was found around three weeks after her death with her clothes stacked neatly beside her. To this day there is a stain on the floor that is the outline of her body, and it is reported that Margaret still wanders the

This gothic mansion, located in Cleveland, was built by Hannes Tiedmann in the late 1880s. Not long after the Tiedmann family moved in to their new home, their 15-year-old daughter Emma and Mrs. Tiedmann’s mother, who also resided with them, died. Between 1886 and 1889 three more Tiedmann children died under mysterious circumstances and suspicion fell on Hannes who had a reputation as a harsh, conceivably abusive man. He is also said to have killed his young niece by hanging her from the rafters in one of the passage ways and murdered a young servant girl on her wedding day in a fit of jealous rage. Many suspect Mrs. Tiedmann gave birth to more children during the time that they resided there, but that these children were hid from the public and later killed by Tiedmann. After the deaths of his first daughter and mother-in-law, Hannes remodeled the home adding several secret passage ways as a way to distract his mourning wife, or as a way to get a way with the several murders he committed depending on the story you choose to believe. Upon his death in 1908, all of Hannes Tiedmann’s family had died. The house then belonged to a German Brewer, the German Socialist Party (rumored to be Nazi spies who killed 20 members of their party there during their ownership of the home), and several Cleveland families. However, no one stays for long. Strange occurrences have plagued all of the residents including voices, organ playing, shaking light fixtures, and apparitions. In 1975, the owner, searching for the rumored secret passageways, stumbled upon a human skeleton deemed by the coroner to be very old. So many paranormal events have been reported from this home over the years, that many have found it’s best to simply keep your distance.



In the past few years, our school board has had a big effect on students‟ lives. Most well-known would be the banning of R and PG 13 rated movies without parent permission. Katherine Sara, senior, remembers the movie ban and says “students are of the age that we should be able to justify if we are mature enough to watch ourselves.” However, when Sara was asked about what she knows about the school board, she said, “not much. I don‟t pay much attention to that stuff.” Students may have dismissed the multitude of signs though out town, but this year there are five people up for two spots on our school board. While a slim number of students at our school are 18 and can exercise their right to vote this election, everyone needs to pay attention to the school board election. The school board makes decisions that affect our students, parents, and the community as a whole. They work to establish and support effective policies for the schools. They deal with the budget and make decisions on cuts in busing, AP classes, extra-curriculars, etc. which can affect the competitiveness of our school district compared to the rest of the United States. The school board also approves the textbooks and materials used in schools and approve the hiring of staff and make rules for the schools. Right now, the most important issue the school board is dealing with is the hiring of a new superintendent. Make sure if you are over 18 you go out and use your right to vote this Nov 8. Also check out the Meet the Candidates to better prepare yourself to vote.

is currently on the board and up for reelection. 1. My plans are to do nothing with the extra-curricular at the High School. I say that as long as the funding is there. It is very tough to decide what to cut and what to save in this area especially when you don't have the money. I understand the value of these activities and will wait to the end to make any cuts. When I was in High School [at Marysville] I participated in the extra-curricular, Football and Wrestling. I served as captain for both sports and I know there weren't credits for them but it sure helped me develop skills that I couldn't get anywhere else. Skills such as leadership, how to face adversity and defeat. You don't just learn these in a classroom. So your question what do I plan to do and my answer is nothing unless we absolutely have to. 2. The class size used to be pretty good but because of cut backs we are starting to increase the sizes to the State's maximum. I don't like it and will do what I can to keep smaller class sizes. I think all students can learn better and the teachers can teach better with smaller classes. 3. There was talk several months ago about the gifted programs being cut but that was coming from Mr. Zimmerman as a possibility someday down the road if things got worse. I would hate to see these programs go but it could be possible. Right now we aren't discussing any cuts our focus is on hiring a superintendent and working on the 5 year forecast. I think the cuts we have to make would be those things that impact the least number of students. If you look at how many students are in the gifted program vs the other programs which would you cut if you had to? 4. I have served on the board for 10 years and have seen a lot of growth in our community. I have seen our schools go from a little building over on 6th and 7th street to buildings all over town. I have been involved with the growth here and feel like I have an invested interest in Marysville and I want to see it continue to grow and for all of the right purposes. My wife and I graduated from Marysville High School and that is where we met. We have three children and they all graduated from MHS and now I have 16 grandchildren with 15 living in the district. I want to see them and all kids attending Marysville schools get the best they possibly can from school. I think Marysville has some of the best students, teachers and staff than any other school around and I am proud to have been a part of that and want to continue to serve Marysville.

has been married for 38 years and her three sons and their wives and 11 children all reside in Marysville Exempted Village School District. She and her husband have owned five businesses and she currently is the Intensive Supervision Officer of the Drug Court with the Union County Court of Common Pleas. 1. I strongly support maintaining extra-curriculars to provide students with the depth, well-roundedness, and resourcefulness necessary to pursue their dreams. 2. The class size should ultimately be maintained to a size of 20-25 students. I feel that this gives the student the best opportunity for learning. 3. I think honors and AP classes are a key component of college bound students. I feel these classes are necessary to prepare students for college. 4. I am running for the school board because I love this community and want to give back as well as pay forward to a community that has given so much to myself and my family. Our three sons graduated from Marysville High School. I now have eleven grandchildren living in the district. I am strongly vested and




has been married to Steve Devine for 27 years and has three children, Stephanie, Paul, and Connor. Devine has live in Marysville since 1994 and has held many leadership positions in Choral Boosters, Quarterback and FastBreak clubs. 1. I think extra-curriculars are key to a complete educational experience. Whether involved in a sport, the arts, working for the Vibe or being a part of Leo Club (to name but a few of the many options) – students learn lessons that can‟t always be taught in the classroom. If anything, I would love to see even more options for our students. 2. I‟m really not sure what the average class size is now. My personal opinion is that 25 is a good size. Once you start getting closer to 30 that can really put a strain on teachers, and that can have a negative effect on students. 3. If we‟re really serious about providing the best education for our children then we have to continue offering honors and AP courses. I‟d also love to see an internship program started so students can get a better idea of what they want to pursue after high school. 4. Since moving to Marysville in 1994 when our oldest was in kindergarten I‟ve been actively involved with the schools at every level. Now that our youngest will be graduating in June 2012, I wanted to continue using my education, experience and community connections to stay involved with the schools. I‟m so

is married to Jared Cox and has three children. Cox is a former United States Senate Legislative Aid and is currently a member of the Special Education finance committee and is an active classroom volunteer. Extra-curricular activities play an important role in the education of a high-school student. Oftentimes these activities bring valuable new friendships to students and help them develop talents and skills they might not otherwise have an opportunity to discover. I am a strong supporter of maintaining these activities because not only have I seen the good they can do for students, but I‟ve experienced that good as well when I was a high school student. I‟ve heard a lot from families all across Marysville about the high cost of pay-to-play fees for these activities. Many of these families I‟ve talked to simply cannot afford the fees and their children cannot participate. These fees have consistently risen over the years and that is a trend we simply cannot afford to continue. One of my highest priorities is to alleviate the financial burden that these rising fees place on families. I think we all would agree that the majority of classes are too large in size. I have a 5th grader and a 3rd grader, and I‟ve seen the number of students in their classes go up each year instead of down. As a parent, this concerns me. I know from experience that often more effective learning takes place with a smaller number of students in a classroom. How to solve this problem is a significant challenge and real solutions will take time. Obviously, funding is an issue. Unfortunately, the State of Ohio has a projected $10 billion deficit which means that every city and every school district in the state will receive less funding so that the state can begin to pull itself out of debt. Marysville Schools also has debt and must meet its‟ obligations. The School Board also has to have not just one, but several serious discussions about how we are spending our money and how we are going to continue to spend that money. The outcomes of these discussions will most certainly affect the size of every class in our school district. I am an extremely strong supporter of AP and Honors courses! I took many of these courses when I was in high school, learned an amazing amount of information, made great friends, and was significantly better prepared for college than had I not taken them. I am a volunteer member of the school district‟s finance committee sitting on the Special Education subcommittee. One of the things we‟ve looked at is the gifted program which includes AP and Honors courses. We‟ve had several discussions and talked with Deborah Ellis, who is the coordinator for gifted, AP and Honors courses in grades 7-12. We need to keep as many of these courses in the schools as possible because they are so very valuable to students in preparing them for college. You may be sure that if I am elected, I will work diligently to retain these courses in our schools. One of the primary reasons I am running for the school board is because of my three children. With two, and soon to be all three of my children enrolled in Marysville Schools, I have a vested interest in maintaining a high standard of excellence in our schools! I want to make a difference, I want to be a part of the

has 28 years of business experience and 13 years of being a small business owner. Schilling is a past member of MEVSD standards committee and a current member of MEVSD finance committee.

#s 1,2,3. Extra-curriculars, class sizes and honors/AP classes are ultimately some of things this election is all about. A few years ago, when I served on the school district's standards committee, we surveyed the community asking them to rank the importance of providing a variety of education services (including those you have mentioned). Based on the results of that survey and on my interaction with the other members of that committee, I believe we should revisit how each of your areas of concern have been prioritized. First, I believe we need to support honors and AP classes. Second, extra-curriculars need to be made affordable, if not free, for all students and families. Finally, we need to place greater importance on smaller class sizes in K-3. 4. I am running for school board because I believe I can make a difference for our community and school district. We are in the middle of difficult financial times for both our school district and community. Our challenge is to find ways to solve these financial dilemmas for our school district while being a responsible part of the community. In addition, we need to accomplish that goal while continuing to enhance the education experience for our students. I believe I can be part of that solution and I want to serve my community as a member of our school board. Also, I would like to see the school board members become more involved in daily school life. If elected, I would like to regularly visit each of our buildings and meet with students, teachers and staff. I believe this kind of personal connection would allow the school board to stay in touch with those they serve. I




Freshman Focus classes showed their creativity when participating in toilet paper fashion shows at the beginning of the year. From toilet paper fashion shows to friendship bracelet making, all of us here at the high school have or are currently taking the mandatory course Freshman Focus. While some look back on this class fondly, others see it as nothing more than a waste of time. This difference of opinion begs the question, is Freshman Focus truly effective? The statistics certainly point to yes. In the 2006-2007 school year, the first year that the entire freshmen class was required to take this course, 3,639 disciplinary infractions were reported for all students. From that point on, these numbers have consistently decreased with only 2,997 infractions during 2007-2008, and 2,589 in 2008-2009. By 2009-2010 all of the students attending MHS had been through Freshman Focus and the number of infractions was down to 1,419. It is important to note, that enrollment and attendance has increased as these numbers have decreased. Ms. Hasser, art teacher and freshman focus adviser, says, “I feel like overall behavior has improved since it started. Is it just circumstantial? I don’t know. We’ve also had things like Challenge Day [an event student’s had the opportunity to participate in in the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school yars]which I think had some influence, but these past few years I’ve had little to no issues in the class room.” Mr. Stackhouse, vice principal, is also quick to point out that other factors such as the automated phone call system could contribute to this decrease in disciplinary infractions as well. When it comes to students’ ideas of whether or not the class is effective, things are a lot less clear cut. “I think that it has the potential to be a really useful class, but some of the activities could be more relevant and interesting ,” says junior Emily Savidge who is currently a Freshman Focus leader. “Some of the activities can be useless,” agrees Madie Hostettler, senior, “but it creates a good connection between older and younger students.” According to Kylee Hooper, junior, that’s what Freshman Focus is all about. “It’s about being comfortable at a new school and giving them [freshmen] someone older to help them figure things out.” It seems that one’s experience with Freshman Focus is greatly determined by his or her leaders. “I had trouble taking Freshman Focus seriously because my leaders would be telling me not to do stuff that I knew they were doing,” says Hostettler. Hasser suggests that leaders should be further trained on how to handle certain



topics and what to expect from the freshmen students. “Students have a tendency to lead based on how their leaders led their freshman focus class.” With such a diverse group of leaders, many wonder how they are selected. “We like to accept everyone, only saying no to kids who have major discipline problems. We don’t look at grades as much as trying to get a variety of students from different backgrounds in the class room,” says Ms. Mesi, dean of students. In her opinion, the major increase in the number of applicants to be leaders points to an acceptance of Freshman Focus. “Previous years we’ve always had just enough students apply to be leaders but last year we had over 100. I think that shows that the kids who went through it still want to be a part of it.” This year’s freshmen appear to be enjoying the class. “Freshman Focus has been a lot more rewarding than I originally thought it would be. I love being able to connect with my peers and see sides of them you can’t see in a typical school day. Doing activities where it’s okay to express yourself helps me get to know the kids I’ve passed in the halls for years better. I’ve never been an outgoing person and Freshman Focus helped me to bond with students my age,” says Dominique Hennessy, freshman. “Social classes seem to evaporate when you’re in Freshman Focus and I think the class’s significance is underestimated.” “It’s very fun, productive, and helps us get work done,” agrees freshman Jeremy Thornton. Caleb Rausch, freshman, also enjoys the class, which students receive .25 credit for and is graded on a pass/fail basis, but says it should be worth more credit. “I’m missing out on an opportunity to take another elective.” However, students, teachers, and leaders alike agree that it should be mandatory. “In Freshman Focus you learn valuable things kids need to hear.,” says Hasser. The kids who already know this stuff would be the ones to take the class, whereas the kids who really need to be in it would opt out.” Whether you find Freshman Focus to be a rewarding experience or a wasted opportunity one thing is for sure: since its beginnings in 2006 student behavior and attendance has dramatically improved. This along with the several students eager to be involved as leaders ensure that Freshman Focus won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Lyndsie Anderson Layout Editor


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Lindsay Rossi, swimmer, singer and talented student has a bright future ahead of her. Ambitious is a great way to describe this month‟s featured senior for more reasons than one. With a challenging schedule, a job, a swim season quickly approaching, and many college applications Rossi is busy to say the least. How have you changed throughout high school? Well, freshman year I was very shy and timid. I feel like I‟ve gotten to know a lot of people and I have grown as a person. Running for vice president (student council) and trying out for solos are all things I never would have done freshman year. What has been one important lesson you learned?

I hope to go to districts in the 500 relay and 100 backstroke. I would like to place and hopefully get on the podium. And you never know, hopefully go to state! How do you stay motivated during the difficult times during the season? Well the beginning of the season everyone is always pumped up. The middle of the season really gets boring but team bonding keeps me excited. Plus I try to listen to music that pumps me up. How do you balance life? Between school, work, and swim team it does get hard. I‟m frustrated and stress out. But as long as I prioritize and make a plan I don‟t get too freaked out.

Don‟t procrastinate. That‟s definitely a big one. But also, don‟t be afraid to try new things because you‟ll never know what you will get out of the experience.

What do you do to take a break? I like to read and swim on my own. But otherwise I like to hang out with friends or my boyfriend Tyler Miller and I go for a hike.

How do you think high school has impacted your life?

What are your post high school plans?

High school has helped me become more independent. It also helped me see what I want to do in the future. The leadership role of student council has really helped.

Well I‟m currently undecided on a four year university and I will probably swim. I want to major in political science and minor in Spanish.

What is your favorite memory? That‟s hard…one of my favorites has been swim team. Districts and hanging out at the meets have all been fun. How long have you been swimming? I‟ve been swimming competitively since third grade, so about nine or 10 years. I‟ve also swam all four years on varsity. What are your goals for the season?

What are your concerns for the future? I‟m a little scared about college and applications. Plus I want to make sure I find the right school between swimming and academics. I know it‟ll all work out. But I‟m also looking forward to being independent and find my own way. I kind of see it as a way to start over. Is there anyI

want to be kinda like Adam Sandler. I want to be able to write movies and then have all my friends act in them. Who inspires you most? Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Ryan Schwyn.

You may see this months featured senior in many different environments, whether it‟s leading the quads in the drum line to being the funny-man on stage during the talent show or even when he is in his “fancy suit” every Friday. With all of this excitement, Nick Chuvalas still has time to keep up a 3.4 grade point average including AP Spanish 4. For more on this topic we send you to our field reporter with a more personal interview on this man. Can I borrow a pen? Yes Pat… Nick, what is the first thing you think of when you wake up? “What am I going to wear today?” Sometimes that‟s the reason I get up. What is the highlight of your high school life so far? The stand-up comedy Pat and I did during the talent show last year.

Interesting, Why do they inspire you? Will Ferrell has the creativity and improve skill that I want to have some day and Jack Black is so spontaneous and has so much energy that I also want to try to have. Then with Ryan, he has this carefulness with words and the way he talks and that is something I admire and wish I could do. What is your favorite type or types of music? I like jazz, funk and rap before September 3rd, 2005. What is the significance of that date? That is the day real hip-hop died. Alright, what colleges are you looking at, or have you chosen already? I just got accepted to Bowling Green University. I‟d like to go to Ohio University and look at Kent State University What is the scariest moment of your life? When my younger brother had a stroke it was real scary. If you could join the cast of any television show, what show would you like to be on and why? Either SNL for the creative sketch comedy stuff or Community because of it witty writing.

What makes you enjoy the stand-up comedy and the show hosting so much? The fact that when I am freaking out, Pat is right there telling me to calm down and that we will just improvise it. Then the improv turns out to be better than we ever could have written it. I feel like I know this Pat guy. What is your ideal future?



Would you change anything in your life so far?


Luke Blumenschein can make a scene on the football field. Also, with a 4.07 GPA and eight AP classes under his belt: Government, Biology, and Latin III during his junior year, and Chemistry, English, History, Calculus AB, and Latin IV during his senior year, Luke proves he is excellent in the classroom as well as on the field. Add clubs, a band and show choir into this equation, and you have one amazing senior. What have you been most proud of during your high school football career? Well that‟s hard. I kind of have to see how the season plays out for us. We want to do something new this year and put Marysville football back on the map where it belongs. What other activities are you involved in? I do power lifting and am on the track team. Also, I am vice president of Leo Club, in FCCLA, FCA, NHS, in a band, and playing guitar for the Show Choir this year. Why do you feel activities and sports are important? For me, I like doing different things to be well rounded and to have different groups of friends. I don‟t want to just have football or just clubs. I want a mix of both. So tell me about your band. We have been a band since fall of our freshman year and we just do it to have fun. We do some shows and Battle of the Bands every year, but it is mostly for fun and it pretty much just stays in Marysville. Who is in your band? Me, Ethan Joseph, Dan Smithberger and Zack Brake. So what has been your favorite subject in school? It has probably always been math, but now after taking chemistry last year and AP chemistry this year [chemistry is my favorite]. It is pretty much math, but very realistic and can be used in the world. Who has been your favorite teacher?

Mr. Herrmann because he inspired me to do better than I thought I could. He also gave me the idea to apply to a service academy. What are your plans after high school? I am applying to the different military academies, but West Point is my favorite. Then four years later I plan to go and serve for five years. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I would have just been finishing up my five years of service and would either keep serving or be some kind of chemical engineer. Who has been your biggest inspiration? My mom because she has always been there for me and been very positive and supportive. Do you have any advice for underclassmen? Yes I do. Number one, Take all four years seriously academically because you can‟t mess around as underclassmen and get bad grades. Your GPA is cumulative and colleges will see you‟re slacking off. Number two: Take advantage of extra-curricular activities. Try everything you want in high school because you might not have a chance after. Ok, final question, the one everyone wants to know- is it hard to always have your hair in your eyes? [laughs] Well actually yes, but whenever I am out of school I have a hair band in. In school though, it is hard. Emily Mueting Editor-in-Chief

What lessons have you learned from volleyball?

Jump, Set, Spike! A motto frequently said by this month‟s featured athlete and star volleyball player Janelle Yunker. Serving as the head captain for two years now, Yunker exemplifies what it means to be a student-athlete. Former MHS volleyball coach Mrs. Boey had a few kind words to share about the athlete,'' Janelle has always been a lead by example type of player. She always does what is best for the team and I think she is one of the most talented girls that we have had come through the program. I think she definitely has what it takes to play at the next level!'' How long have you played volleyball? I‟ve been playing since I was a 7th grader, so six years. How did you get started with the sport? Well my sisters had encouraged me to play and I wanted to be like them so I signed up to play in middle school.

I've learned how to be a leader, always try your best and how to work with people. G.P.A? My cumulative GPA is a 4.0. What has been the biggest challenge that you have faced as a studentathlete? Balancing time, pushing through late nights with homework and having long practices. What has been your favorite class taken thus far?

Who has been your biggest supporter and why?

Probably the Teaching Professions Academy classes because the environment is really friendly and everyone gets along.

My family has definitely been an amazing support system for me, they always want me to do my best and come to all my games.

Who has been your favorite teacher and why?

What has been your best memory on the court? I would have to say working with my teammates and Senior Night because everyone was just really excited to play and the spirit in the gym was intense.

Mrs. Wanamaker because she is an amazing teacher and she really takes time to get to know her students. She was always there to help me and I will always appreciate that! Where do you see yourself in ten years?

What are your plans after MHS? I plan to attend a four year college and major in early childhood education. Also, I would like to keep playing volleyball at the collegiate level.




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A Rose By Any Other Name

Three words that come to mind eccentric, unique, different and most of all artistic, Ellie Hines is far from the norm. There is much more to Ellie Hines than her talents in the art room. She has shown cattle for a number of years. She has been a leader in Anime Club since she has been in high school.

spires me. Also I am making a thousand paper cranes origami, it‟s been said that a thousand paper cranes you have one wish. And I‟m going to drop off at a cancer foundation with a $1,000. So I really hope that I can raise that money. So if you see me in the hall way with a thousand paper cranes made from paper, that‟s way.

What are you future plans? I am planning on going to Savannah College of Art and Design. They have an amazing art and writing program.

What are your favorite pieces of writing you have done? I think I am most proud of my three novels I have written. Also I really just like all my writing.

When did you start doing art? It all started with art therapy, and ever since then I kept doing it.

What are you novels about? Well the one I am working in now is about high school. But it‟s not your typical high school story; it‟s not about how bad high school is. It talks about how things can get better, and the way you look at high school really affects the way our high school experience is.

What is something people might not know about you? Well, not many people know that I am in 4H and I show cattle. Many people just thing that I just do art because of the way I dress but that‟s not true, I have been doing this since I was little. Also I want to be an adviser so I have been working towards that. I still want to be involved even if I am not showing. What is your favorite artist? Wow, um MC Eshuer he dose photography. He works in math with his art and he got me in to surrealism, my favorite art he did was The Never Ending Staircase. Also people in my art class. Ms. Hasser will give us all the same art project and there are so many ways people that project, it truly amazing!

I know you are in band, what instruments do you play? I play saxophone, the clarinet, bass clarinet, and the trombone. I love music, I can‟t go a day without it! Ashley Grubb Feature Editor

What is your biggest inspiration? A lot of cancer foundations. I have a friend who has cancer so that really in-




The girls varsity soccer team record was 8-7-1. The team was able to make it past the first tournament game against Reynoldsburg, but then lost the second game

The boys varsity soccer team record was 3-10-2. The team is won their first game against Teays Valley, but then lost to Gahanna for the second tournament game. “I’ll miss playing with my teammates the most and the games even though it was a tough season,” said senior Seth Huffman.

The boy’s golf team record was 70-32.

The girls golf team record was 111-13, and finished the season with an OCC record of 23-1.

Andrew Bergandine, senior said “I’ll miss going to the matches and the bonding with the guys.”

Volleyball’s record for the season was 3-15.

The girls tennis record was 2-15.

“One thing I’ll miss about the season is bonding with all the girls. I could tell them anything and not feel weird about it, it’s like they were my sisters,” said Arika Mowery, senior.

“The team bonding and the bus rides with the girls are the things that I’ll most likely miss, just because we were all so close and we bonded and grew closer during those times,” said

The football record is currently 5-4, their last game is against Dublin Scioto this upcoming Friday on October 29. Austin Ellington, senior said, “Even though this was my first year playing, I’ll miss the games and the excitement the games bring.


The cross country team won two invitationals and finished the year out strong. Emily Mueting, senior, said “The team felt like a family and everyone loved to be in each others company all season.”



When you think of fighting robots, some people think of the Transformers, and some think of the kind that rock „em and sock „em, but Real Steel will change your whole view on fighting robots. In the near future, the fighting world has been turned on its head. Instead of boxers and UFC fighters, robots do all the fighting. Real Steel follows Charlie, played by Hugh Jackman, an ex-boxer who is now trying to fit in with the fighting world. Down on his luck, Charlie‟s top bot is destroyed and he learns he has an 11-year old son. A father and son story for the ages, Real Steel goes down the road between a father, a son, and a junk heap

“Need a Hero” to save you from your dull school week? Look no further, Craig Brewer‟s remake of the 1980‟s hit Footloose is in theaters now. Ren MacCormack, a slick teenager from Boston, Mass., moves in with his uncle and his family and into the podunk town of Bomont, Georgia. While adjusting to a new school, new people, and a new world, he discovers when five teenagers were killed in a head -on collision, the entire town shifted. More than a dozen laws were enacted almost immediately, including no drinking, no partying and a law against dancing in situations other than church. He soon



of a robot as they try to make some money and gain respect in the fighting community. Real Steel has some minor story issues but will keep you excited throughout. This movie isn‟t for all though. I don‟t suggest taking younger children to see Real Steel for the amount of violence it promotes. An under-dog story that changes the look of normal fighting, Real Steel is a movie to see, unless your against robots fighting until their robot death. 4.5/5 Pat Ralston Hybrid Editor

meets Ariel, a rebel child who‟s so unpredictable the only thing you know she‟ll do is wear her beloved red boots, who joins their efforts. The teens‟ problems lie mostly with the reverend of the church, who happens to be Ariel‟s father. Footloose definitely lived up to its expectations. However, like any remake, it had its twists: things were altered to fit the new vibe. The era was changed from the 1980‟s to 2011, adding iPods and current music. The teenagers were killed in a car accident in the remake, while they were killed by driving off a bridge in the old movie. Oddly, the remake changed Ren‟s story line: in theorignial, Ren moved to Bomont with his mother, Ethel, while in the remake, Ren‟s mother dies of leukemia before the move. I give Footloose Fortunately, these modifications don‟t ruin the movie; it makes you want to dance even more than the original! 4.5/5 Troy Daman Copy Editor


Growing up school is supposed to be a safe environment but for Erin Sweeney, freshman, bullying during elementary school made that statement untrue. “Me and my friends would talk about being bullied but they never really did anything to help. Finally to get it to stop though I made eye contact and then walked away and after that the bullying stopped.” Sundra Cruz, sophomore, didn't get bullied in school but cyber bullied. Cruz says, “I made a Formspring last year and got anonymous statements that were really mean. I told my friends and they would send messages saying stop but that honestly just made it worse, so in the end I just took the anonymous option off.” Bullying has been in the media a lot the past few weeks because of the bullying situations that have led to death. You may look at the headline and say to yourself “oh gosh it‟s another article about bullying,” but this article is different. You may see people get bullied on a daily basis but why do you never say anything to make it stop? The truth of the matter is we as friends, or onlookers, are too afraid to say anything or we feel like the bullying really isn‟t bullying but just “teens being teens”. Most, if not all, bullying takes place when teachers are not around, such as in the hallways between classes, at lunch, after school, and the newest, and most common online. But just because there aren‟t teachers around doesn‟t mean there isn‟t an audience. The National Crime Prevention Council says about 85 percent of the time, we as students see bullying happening and because we watch, this causes the bullying to last longer This is because it is giving the bully power and keeping the bully‟s status as a bully. Most bystanders don‟t want to watch the bullying happen and honestly don‟t want it to happen at all, but they don‟t know what to do and are worried that if they do say something they will become the next victim of the bully. As an onlooker to a situation like bullying we all want to say something but we feel as though us saying something won‟t do anything to change what is happening. “I saw someone being bullied but I didn't say anything because the bully was twice my size,” says Dominic Obakpolor, Senior. Nine out of ten times you are thinking/feeling one of the following things: If I don‟t involve myself I‟m not doing any harm, someone else will help them so I don‟t need to, it‟s none of my business, I will only make it worse, it will be embarrassing if I


say something, I don‟t want to intrude, that‟s normal for our age I mean “boys will be boys”. Yes it can be hard to stand up to a bully but someone needs to because most adults can‟t get involved with what they don‟t see. Recently Mr. Williams, one of our assistant principals, had a speaker come in, named Jim Bisenius, to give a presentation on bullying. When asked why he had the speaker come in Williams explained, “I don‟t feel like there is a big bullying problem at Marysville, but felt it would be proactive to have the presentation.” A principal in Dublin recommended Bisenius to Mr. Williams and fortunate for us Bisenius lives in Westerville so it was less expensive for him to come visit our school. Mr. Stubbs, a district administrator, also helped out the presentation by getting a huge grant. Mr. Williams felt like it was a great presentation and states, “He taught the kids it‟s not about parents, friends, or administration but the tools the victim has to handle the situation.” Mr. Williams feels that all you need is to, "be strong and don‟t respond to what the bully has to say; you don‟t need violence or confrontation.” Williams said he also learned that, “Boys and girls bully in different ways, which I didn‟t know.” Also if bullying is ever brought to the attention of administration it is always addressed no Speaker Jim Bisenius, during the bullying assembly matter what. When students were asked about the presentation Sweeney says, “I thought it was interesting but I felt like it was stuff that we had already learned from last year.” Cruz states, “I felt like it was kind of beneficial because I got to learn about the different ways my friends are structured.” Bullying is out there. Whether it‟s you or one of your friends don‟t be afraid to say something or tell them to stand up for themselves because no one deserves to be bullied. Emily Sweeney Reporter



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“Deep Inside My Heart” By Justis Williams

Ponderable Questions By Haley Hewlett Q: What is a big mistake people often make?

Now that you are here I have nothing to fear With you is where I belong I know it, I feel so strong nothing has been more clear That it is your love I hold so dear Deep inside is the cry of my heart I never want us to part I am a hopeless, romantic man Doing the best he can To show you for sure That my love for you is pure I will do whatever it takes I don‟t care about the stakes You and only you I want A prayer I know God will grant.

“Letters” By Holly Corns

Hate: Four little letters that hurt so much Love: Four little letters that mean the world to Everyone

Mercy: Five little letters A combination of hate and love

War: Three little letters that could destroy Everyone That could destroy Everyone. “Stay True…” By Max Chrispin From season to season, you play the game. Always did stupid things, but regretted the pain That needle never helped, but to make you insane and now you wonder why your life‟s such a mess, you‟re messed up in the brain. You got no money, not even pocket change „Cuz every cent went towards the cravin‟ you could tame. I‟m glad I departed from you and didn‟t throw my life away. I found God in every possible way and now all I do is pray. I‟m sorry you couldn‟t live the life you wanted and all your memories are filled with horror, your past is haunted. So I leave this note with an “I love you” And never give into anything, stay true.


A: Not realizing everything that they have until it is gone or in jeopardy. Q: What has always been a mystery to you? A: Why people immediately judge people and find something negative to say about them before they even have gotten to know them. Q: What’s something no one can take away from you? A: My sense of pride and achievement. No matter how messed up life gets, I am willing to struggle and make it work for myself. Q: What are you getting tired of in your life? A: The amount of people that die waiting for transplants because more people are not organ donors. Q: What gives you hope? When two elderly people are together and smiling. They give me hope that I will find someone that I can love until I grow old, grey, and wrinkled. “911 RetRospect”

By Brandon Bruce Impossible had happened no one stood tall that day Many lives were lost Everyone was in disbelief May we pray for those lives lost On that day that changed Forever Reality had finally set in You will always remember that day.

Cheshire Smile” by Becca Troncone A sly grin can come upon your face as you play scenarios in your head You swing your tail along your base Plotting your own evil tricks In which you cannot even deny That they give you your kicks— So why don’t you stay awhile? Keep your seat; it’s the best in the house Because you earned it, with your wicked Cheshire Smile.

“Secrets” By Haley Hewett

Shhhhhhh...SECRETS…??? My dream car is a purple Dodge Charger… I adore the Celtic Goddess Morrigan…

They overwhelm your life sometimes.

My life has been one big box of crazy…

Everyone has them.

I used to think I was part cat…

They can create havoc and wreck a relationship.

I’m missing two toes…

They can break trust in someone when they are told. Some people strive for attention so they tell everyone else’s. At some point in life, yours will be told. In my life, I have trusted a lot of people with my secrets. But then how much of a “secret” are they truly? They have torn apart some of my relationships,

I have eight dogs and have lived in Italy… I eat worms… My favorite drink is chocolate milk mixed with Dr. Pepper… I hate country music...and I competed in a 2K race… I once piloted a private helicopter around Bryce Canyon in Arizona… I constantly lecture my friends about how they don’t know what real pizza is because I’m from Chicago and we have waaaaaay better pizza… I threw up in 4th grade Science because of a frog that was being cut open… I converse with my cat because he truly understands me… When I was little, I wanted to be a princess… ANY SECRETS TO SHARE???????

But some of them they have fixed. Some ask how so? It’s as if they are calamity. They explain my past, ideas, and thoughts. They allow the other person to see inside of me, They make me vulnerable. That is exactly how I determine who I trust in my life.

“Wal-Mart” by Lizzie Roman Wal-Mart, oh Wal-Mart Everything is there even lots of products to cleanse your hair. You can go there for a purchase, you can go there for a snack, even for a show, people-watching is my knack! If you are pregnant or you’re fat, or you just need something for your cat

I allow myself to trust,

Wal-Mart will always be there

And then see who breaks it.

unlike Big Bear.

The real question you must ask is, Who do you trust with them?

Halloween or Christmas, Presidents’ Day too You can find anything to satisfy the Holiday activities you want to do.

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