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Sylvania Northview Volume 83 Issue #2 October 7, 200 2008

Prints PEEK INSIDE Connections day brings students together >> pages 12 & 13

Boys Soccer SECTIONS #1 in the News >> 1 - 5 State >> page Opinions >> 6 -10 23 Features >>11 -19 Sports >> 20 - 24 FEATURED STORY

Spirit week rallies NV


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October 7, 2008 world news

Stampede in India One hundred and thirty people were killed in a stampede in Western India as worshippers fled the Chamunda Devi temple. Fifty people were also injured. Authorities are unsure what prompted the stampede but it is possible that it was triggered by rumors of a bomb, according to CNN.

Bomb explodes in Tripoli A bomb targeting a bus filled with Lebanese soldiers in Tripoli exploded killing four soldiers and one civilian. The bomb was remote controlled and filled with ball bearings, according to CNN.

Amazon deforestation increases Amazon deforestation rates are speeding up, according to Brazilian officials. The destruction increased 228% in August. Brazil’s Environment Minister, Carlos Minc, blames local elections for the increase in deforestation. Local officials are turning a blind eye to illegal forest clearing in an attempt to gain votes. Also, with the price of food increasing farmers are clearing more land for grazing and planting crops, according to CNN.

Pirates seize Ukrainian ship US Navy ships have converged around a Ukrainian cargo ship which was seized by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The seized ship is loaded with Soviet-era tanks and weapons, according to Lt. Nathan Christiansen. The pirates are demanding a ransom to return the ship. They have recently lowered their ransom demand from $35 million to $25 million, according to CNN. ~Elizabeth Strick

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Girls soccer ‘Kickin’ It For the Cure’ Features Editor Northview is getting involved in the fight against breast cancer. On October 2, the NV LadyKats Soccer Team helped to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northwest Ohio Affiliate by sponsoring a “Kickin’ for the Cure” game against St. Ursula Academy. The teams faced off at the Timberstone Junior High School soccer field at 7 pm and the LadyKats defeated SUA 4-2. The LadyKats had a great victory, however the game was played for the greater good. All ticket and concession stand sales were donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. NV and SUA soccer players sold special pink t-shirts for $10 during all lunch periods to further support the cause. Through the combined fundraising efforts of the NV and SUA soccer teams and the support of corporate sponsors, over $10,000 was raised for the Komen Northwest Ohio Affiliate. “Kickin’ for the Cure was awesome,” said varsity player and junior Kate Schmidt. “It was great because Martha Fitzgerald or ‘Marty Party’ really got us pumped up before the game.” The Susan G. Komen Foundation was conceived 25 years ago because of a promise between two sisters. Mrs. Nancy Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to put an end to breast cancer. She wanted to be sure that no one else would have to suffer the way her sister had, according to the foundation’s website. Today, Mrs. Brinker’s promise still holds true: There are over 100 Komen affiliates nationwide and throughout the world. The goal of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is to eradicate breast cancer forever through research, education, screening and treatment. Locally, popular events like Race for the Cure, Kickin’ for the Cure, Volley for the Cure and Passionately Pink for the Cure are held to raise funds to fight breast cancer here in Toledo. “Kickin’ for the Cure is a great opportunity for young women who

Sam Weisman PREPARING TO KICK OFF are the NV LadyKat Soccer Players. The ball girls for the game held up a sign commemorating the first annual Kickin’ It For The Cure soccer game against St. Ursula, benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. play soccer to get involved in the fight against breast cancer,” said Komen Northwest Ohio Office Administrator Mrs. Gina Nelson, who helps run the foundation that serves 18 counties in Northwest Ohio and Michigan. “With over 180,000 new cases of breast cancer being diagnosed each year, one in eight women will be affected by this disease in their life time.” Over 40,000 women will die from breast cancer annually in the United States, so it is extremely important that a cure be found, according to Nelson. The NV LadyKats, like many other area teams have in the past, decided to hold a Kickin’ for the Cure game for some of these very reasons. NV has also been involved with the Komen Foundation in many other ways. At the organization’s premiere fundraising event, The Race for the Cure, NV band members, athletes and students of all types came to the 5K race and walk in downtown Toledo on September 28. The band played near the one-mile mark to lift participants’ spirits. The LadyKat soccer team also participated in the race to support the cause, along with approximately 18,000 other participants, according to the Toledo Blade. Many other NV students ran or walked in the race individually to help the Komen Organization. “This was my first time doing the

Race for the Cure so I didn’t know what to expect,” said junior Elizabeth Schwartz. “But it was incredible being with so many people fighting for the same cause.” Funds raised at the Race for the Cure are expected to hit a record $750,000, according to the Toledo Blade. Seventy five percent of the money raised stays in Northwest Ohio to fulfill the foundation’s goals of increasing education, screening and treatment in our community. Remaining funds are donated to the Susan G. Komen national office to fund breast cancer research, according to Nelson. “A common misconception about our organization is that the Race for the Cure is our single project,” said Nelson. “It was great that the soccer team was able to participate in other events like Kickin’ for the Cure that are just as important in raising funds and awareness. “I think that everyone should try to get involved in some way or another with this amazing organization,” said Schwartz.

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Spanish Club opens year with dinner at El Camino Members excited for Flamenco show News Editor

Haley Hofbauer FRESHMEN SKYLAR ROSE, Miriam Justinger, and Amber Ries enjoyed dinner and the mariachi band at El Camino.

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Dining in Mexican style at El Camino restaurant kicked off the Spanish Club’s year on September 18. The dinner at El Camino has been a tradition of the Spanish Club for the past two years. “I love when we go out to eat with the Spanish Club,” said Spanish Club Advisor Chris Monday, “The students and teachers who attend always have a great time.” Not only did the students who attended the dinner only receive good food, but they also got to experience the wonderful sounds of the Mariachi Band that was performing that night. The Mariachi Band played multiple songs for the Spanish Club including “Wild Thing” and a popular Mexican tune “La Cucaracha,” according to freshman Nichole Campos “This was my first Spanish club event and it was awesome,” said Campos, “I never thought going out to eat with a club would be so fun.” At the dinner were 28 members of the Spanish Club. By the huge success of the dinner the Spanish Club will definitely be having more of these dinners in the future, according to Spanish Club Vice President junior Jacob Justinger. “I never dreamed that that many students would come to the dinner,” said Justinger. “I’m so happy that so many people want to participate in the Spanish Club.” Since the dinner was such a success, the Spanish Club is planing to have them periodically throughout the year, according to Secretary junior Leah Smith. The Spanish Club officers are very optimistic that this year is off to a great start, said Smith. The month of October is going to be a busy month for the Spanish Club. Already, the Spanish Club has participated in the EuroCup which took place on October 1st and attended the international dinner that followed right after. Then on October 14, the Spanish Club is planning to attend a Flamenco Dancing performance at the Valentine Theatre.

Math dept assists students with Alg. intervention Staff Writer In order to help students struggling with Algebra 1, the math department has started a new program for extra help. The Algebra 1 Intervention Class is designed to review new material and answer any questions that students may have. Students meet with a math teacher during their study hall that will assist students with problems, according to Mr. Greg Christy The students take a diagnostic test about every three weeks over the reviewed material to see who needs the extra help, according to Mr. Christy. When the results are documented, the teacher may recommend that the student join the class. They need to have their parent’s approval and signature to take the class. Mr. Christy also said that Algebra I is an important class to the success of the student in their Northview career. “Algebra I is needed for all math classes in their future. It is especially needed in Algebra II, but also in Geometry and Pre Calculus,” he said. The math board is also looking to expand Algebra I to cover more topics, which makes it even more necessary that the students know how to do everything that is required, according to Mr. Christy. Mr. Christy feels that with the introduction of the class, less people are failing, and more are passing the class with better grades. “The students who are getting F’s are now passing with D’s and the students who are passing with D’s are now doing better with C’s and even some B’s.”


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SG pumps up with tailgate

NV meets the Jo Bro’s Opinions Editor & Staff Writer They have taken over the Disney Channel and have sold out concerts all around the world. The Jonas Brothers have taken the world by storm and by the looks of it, it seems they’re going to be around for a while. Many of us dream about going to their concerts and even meeting the Jonas Brothers personally, but for others it was a reality. Junior Shannon Bates was able to see the Jonas Brothers perform in July in Clarkston, Michigan at the DTE Theater. Bates made the Jonas Brothers a goody bag because she knew a friend that was going to meet them. She had photo-shopped a picture collage of the brothers as their favorite characters. The

Halie Langhals SENIOR DAVID NAVARRE tosses a bean bag during a game of Cornhole as seniors Tim Bodie, Joe Mehling and Kyle Scharfenberg look on.

News Editor In an attempt to get people pumped for the football game against Anthony Wayne on September 19, the Northview Student Government hosted a tailgate. Since tailgates are held regularly at college and professional football games the student government members thought it would be fun to have one before the Anthony Wayne Game. “The turn out was great,” said senior Vice President of Student Government Chris Garone, “Even if the game wasn’t that exciting the pre-

game was super fun.” The party started at 5pm in the practice football field right outside the football stadium. The tailgate lasted up until the football game began. There were many pleasurable activities one could have participated in while attending the tailgate. There were hot dogs and hamburgers, music, and corn hole. Corn hole is a game played where two competing teams try to get points by getting their bean bags to land on a wooden board or inside of the hole on the board. Other students also tossed a football and played Frisbee. “I originally went to the tailgate to take pictures,” said junior Kelly Sandstrom, “but I ended up staying for a while and it was a lot of fun. I hope there’s more in the future.”

pictures she made included Kevin Jonas as a chipmunk, Joe as Barney the dinosaur and Nick as the President of the United States. Bates’ friend that was able to meet the Jonas Brothers was sophomore Lara Meyer. Meyer won a contest held by radio station 92.5 called Disturb the Peace for the Jonas Brothers. “To win you had to be the loudest,” said Meyer. “Everyone had air horns and I hired a DJ, he was screaming into the mic.” Said Meyer. Months after the concert, the pictures that Bates had made were featured in PopStar magazine. “I screamed and got really excited,” she said. “I made my mom go out and buy a bunch of magazines.” In the magazine they show Bates’ photo-shopped pictures of Kevin and Joe Jonas.


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Cos opens for business Staff Writer A new school year starting means more hair and nails for the Northview Cosmetology students. Over the summer, seniors had to visit over 30 different salons and pick their top three favorites where they would want to work. Mrs. Christine Jude will assign each senior to a salon for an internship during next quarter. This year competitions will begin in December. Seniors have to do a cut, color and style, based on a photograph that they are given. Juniors have to do an up-do with roller sets or pin curls. Students will be using everything they have been taught so far this year to do their very best in the competition, according to Mrs. Jude. There will be a first, second, and third place winner in both junior and senior competitions. Students get graded based on class competitions. “Mrs. Jude does the best she can do to make sure every single one of us gets the experience we need to pursue our career,” said senior Amber Engle. Mrs. Jude expects her students to act very professional, just like they would if they were working at a salon. “Teamwork is very important,” Mrs. Jude said. “It’s the real world in Cosmetology, it’s not like your English class.” To prepare for competitions, students will need to review and practice what they have been taught. “Going over book work can help a lot, so we know exactly what we’re doing and we don’t accidentally make a mistake,” said Amber. A representative from Odontorium Products, Inc (OPI) will be coming to NV to teach the seniors about artificial nails. Later this year, Mrs. Jude plans on taking both junior and senior cosmetology students to a hair show in Grand Rapids, MI.

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“Viva Las Vegas” picked as theme for HC dance Staff Writer

Sam Weisman GETTING HIS HAIR CUT by senior Cosmetology student Sarah Sneider is senior Cody Ramm. The Cosmetology Department opened for public business last week.

The senior cosmetology students have customers each week. Seniors do cuts, colors, highlights, manicures, massages, and waxes. Juniors start having customers on November 5 and they do cuts, manicures, and styles.

Students will be taking a trip to Las Vegas for Homecoming this year with the theme, “Viva Las Vegas”. The theme this year is quite the transition from last year’s “An Evening in Black and White”. This means new decorations and a new set-up. Because of the plain silhouettelike figures and decorations for 2007’s Homecoming, they will not be able to be reused for the vibrant, exciting theme of Las Vegas, according to Mrs. Bridell. “I’m really excited for Homecoming this year because it’s my last one and I need to make the best of it but it will be stressful trying to find time to buy a dress and get ready to apply to colleges,” said senior Amanda Harlen. On the other end of the spectrum, the freshmen are also preparing for the big opening dance. It will be their first exposure to a high school dance. “I’m really excited about Homecoming this year,” said freshman Sam Sarmento, “I hope that it’s even better than the junior high dances.” The dance is set to take place on October 18 at 8pm to 11pm. At the Homecoming assembly on October 17, NV will be presented with the Homecoming court. The queen will be announced that night during the halftime of the Homecoming football game, where the Wildcats will take on Bowling Green. Each class voted for their grade’s court in a silent poll during homeroom October 3. Students then were given a top ten for each class and voting continued from there to trim it down to representatives for each class and a top five for the seniors. The final votes will be counted on October 10.


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Junior parking space policy Green causes some controversy Guide The

By Elizabeth Strick

As the world “goes green” you may be wondering what you can do to help. Here are some small things you can do to make a difference. 1. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. Small changes can make a big difference. Bring a metal spoon from home in your lunch instead of a plastic one. You could also try bringing a whole peach (or whatever fruit you like) instead of a fruit cup. 2. SAVE WATER. Try taking shorter showers. Covergirl recommends listening to music while you shower. Count the number of songs you can listen to during a normal shower. Then, try to reduce the number of songs down to two or three. This can save hundreds of gallons of water per year. 3. PLANT NATIVE. Fill your garden with native plants. Native plants are plants that were in our area before European settlers arrived, according to Give Water a Hand, a cooperative education effort in our area. By growing native plants, you can save water because the hardy plants are made for our climate. Some of my favorites are the bracken fern, Juneberry shrub, and Butterfly Milkweed. 4. DRESS WARMER. As the weather gets colder we are all tempted to crank the heat in our homes and cars. Instead, try adding a layer of clothing to your typical outfit and lowering your thermostat. You’ll be just as warm and save energy at the same time. 5. JOIN EARTH CLUB. Northview has an Earth Club that is dedicated to helping the environment. Activities range from cleaning up the area around NV to listening to speakers with ecofriendly ideas. Members always have fun while making a difference. Earth Club meets every other Thursday at 2:30 in room E26. The next meeting will be on October 9.

Generally speaking, parking at Northview is deemed logical and fair by the majority of the student population. Seniority gives all seniors parking spots closest to the school and juniors who wish to register are entered into a raffle and drawn out by chance for parking spots. This system has never been challenged or questioned until recently when students began to realize how “unfair” the parking assignments have been. Parking spots at the far away “hill” (a parking area across from the Burnham Building) are filled up with juniors first in order to ensure that all seniors receive a parking spot in the normal school lot. Those left over are then allotted to the juniors. According to Mrs. Bonnie Kobee, the attendance secretary in charge of parking, juniors sign up and a number is assigned to their name. The numbers are then drawn out of a bag by an administrator. If a student’s number is drawn, the student is called to pick up their registration form. They are not assigned their parking spot until they turn in all registration forms and proof of insurance. This means that those who turn in their registration forms right away may receive parking spots farthest away from the school; those who procrastinate and turn in their registration forms later could receive closer parking spots. The question then arises, is it fair that those who procrastinate are rewarded while those who turn in their registration forms timely are not? Those students who choose to be responsible and turn in their registration forms sooner should be rewarded with parking spots closer to the school; not vice versa. In most cases, students are awarded for their punctuality. When it comes to homework, students who turn their work in on the given due date receive full credit. Those who turn their homework in late are given late grades or no credit at all. Students are rewarded for turning in their homework on time and

those who procrastinate do not receive as high of a grade. How should this be any different when it comes to school parking assignments? Many juniors feel that this policy is unjust and are upset that their efforts to

to deal with parking spots on the faraway hill for turning in their forms on time. “I, for one, don’t enjoy walking that distance to and from school while others that are less responsible are rewarded with closer parking spots,” said junior j Keith Foster. The system should be adjusted to make sure that those who turn in their registration forms first are given the best parking spots. Seniors should be given a deadline for parking registration. This would ensure that all seniors who choose to register receive the closest parking spots. When all seniors are assigned parking spots, the next best spots in the school’s parking lot should be allotted to juniors who choose to turn in their registration forms sooner. This would create a system based on fairness and promptness.

It’s t quite unfair that students dents have to deal w with parking spots on the p faraway away hill for turning in ttheir forms on time. turn in their registration forms on time earned them the worst parking spots at school. It’s quite unfair that students have

Sylvania Northview High School 5403 Silica Drive Sylvania, Ohio 43560 2008-2009 Co-Editors-In-Chief: Max Filby & Elizabeth Strick Advisor: Sarah Huey News Editor: Haley Hofbauer Photo Editor: Sam Weisman Features Editors: Haley Nelson & Yelena Zhernovskiy Sports Editors: Alexx Klein & Joe Mehling Opinions Editor: Sarah Squillante Business Editor: Jackie Walz Staff Writers: Katherine Chang, Taylor Dreps, Sarah Fatemi, Mary Grace Fitzgerald , Nicole Hobbs, Adam Jurski, Katie Koffman, Kristi Kopaniasz, Nicole Mangas, Kelsey McCoy, Andrew Miller, Yianni Papadimos, Cody Ramm, Abbey Strick, Jordan Tomase, Brian Wadsworth, Nick Wineland, Ally Yocom Photographer: Halie Langhals The Student Prints is the official student-produced newspaper of Sylvania Northview High School. It is distributed monthly at no charge to serve the purpose of informing students, faculty, staff, administration and the Sylvania community of current issues. The main goal of The Prints is to present coverage of events in an unbiased and accurate manner. The paper also respects the opinions and ideas of the entire NV community. Signed letters to the editors are encouraged and should be no longer than 300 words. All letters can be turned into the publications room, E-6. The Prints reserves the right to edit letters that contain grammatical errors, accuracy and profane or libelous comments. The newspaper staff is entirely responsible for the content of the paper and supports the First Amendment to the Constitution. Unsigned editorials published in The Prints are written by staff members, and agreed upon by a majority vote of the editorial board. The Prints is carefully examined by its staff and adviser prior to publication to prevent incorrect or libelous information. The newspaper staff does not endorse advertisements published in The Prints. Advertising specifications may be obtained by calling (419) 824-8708. The newspaper follows the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook guidelines for punctuation and grammar. The Prints is a member of the National Scholastic Press Association, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Quill and Scroll and the Great Lakes Interscholastic Press Association.


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Connections Day: Big improvement or Failure in fun This year’s Connections Day was a great improvement. Last years connections day cast a shadow on this years and causing people to come into the day with a negative attitude. Many students skipped and others didn’t participate but for those who did they had a great time. Some homerooms wore the same colors and strived to change their outlook on Connections Day. Students bonded with each other through teamwork and solving puzzles. Activities from last year and this year were a change for the better. Since last year’s activities were dry and boring. The Connections Day layout was a well thought out plan. Solving the questions on n the worksheet and running into the school was a great bonding ing tactic. The teamwork and physical activities brought out competitiveness mpetitiveness and togetherness. Some students dents strived for a change in the outlook off Connections Day and got into the whole theme. heme. Senior Kyle Hymore was really involved, lved, “It was fun and way better than last year. The DJ ot my whole was a great addition. I got homeroom rowdy.” Thiss year students enjoyed the activities and d the addition of the DJ helped. Sophomore more Landin Galwe said, “I really liked ed the DJ it spiced up the day. It wass so much better than last year, you don’t even know man.” The new activities weren’t as lame as last year and really brought ught out the pop culture in people. I know w in my homeroom everybody was having a great time and got to know each other better. er. Last year I hardly knew the names of the kids in my homeroom and this year I know everybody’s erybody’s name. I think that the whole le day was effective in bringing the student body closer together. In my opinion compared d to last year this Connections Day was as clearly better. I know I came into the day thinking it was going to be boring but I know I left with a feeling of greatness. Hopefully the Connections Day will continue to get better, ll I know it’s on the right track. According to the Student Prints online poll of 37 voters, 86% liked connections day, 14% kinda liked it, no one disliking it. Also,90% of the students polled liked this year’s Connection Day better than last year and only 4% didn’t. In the end, the results show that students thought that this year’s Connection Day was a great improvement. Through the results and asking students about Connections Day I can conclude that it was a great difference from last year and a fun day. Next year’s Connections Day shouldn’t be looked upon as dreaded as last year’s. - Cody Ramm

Connections Day is dreaded by the majority of the student body. A day where we all get to feel what it is like to be treated like a three year old again. A day where we all try to schedule “doctor appointments” to get out of school. A day where we get to stand outside and awkwardly do nothing. A day where we get out of class, just to do worksheets that are strangely similar to something we would do for homework. Sounds like a load of fun, right? Connections Day once again proved to be boring, poorly set up, and a joke among students and parents. I didn’t think that Connections Day could be nearly as bad as last years, but I was proved wrong. First off, the activities they had us do were so insanely boring, that I wished I was stuck in my least favorite class. They forced us to solve puzzles that were based off of facts. This is more

commonly known as a “worksheet”, something we do in school normally. I thought that Connections Day to get us away from but I guess not. puzzles were and the

was supposed schoolwork, of Half the about Northview staff. I have to go to Northview every day, I don’t want to spend about the another day learning school, it’s disgusting disgusting. I could care less what school the lyrics of the Alma Mater are or what teacher listens to Elvis. Even the word puzzles were not remotely fun or challenging. If you could solve a third of the questions, which were about at first grade level anyway, you could just fill in the letters at the bottom and guess the word. It was not challenging what so ever. A four-yearold could have solved those puzzles. The day was poorly set up as well. When the groups first got out on the field, everybody stood around for like 20 minutes. Not only am I forced to stand and socialize in a group of

people that I pretend to like just to prevent from looking awkward, but I have to wait to do activities that nobody wants to do. It’s like waiting in line for a roller coaster even though you are afraid of heights and get really bad motion sickness. When the activities started, there were two people had to run long distances to rooms, while the other people solved the childish puzzles in a matter of seconds. There really was no good job to do. It was a personal preference of either running all over and being sweaty and smelly, or standing around after solving puzzles that are insulting to a m group was high schooler’s intelligence. After my done, we stood around for another half an hour, wanted after being which is exactly what I wanted, stuck with my group for the previous two hours. Students see Connections d Day as a great day to skip school. Students who were aware of how painful and Connect boring Connections Day is decided to sch schedule doctor appointments most of appointments, which were fa fake. Students looked at last years Connections Day, which was probably probabl the single worst day of o their lives, and said “Wow, I really “W don’t feel like going to school tomorrow, I’ll fake a doctor’s appointment.” Parents didn’t care di either. They see Connections Day Da for what it is, a joke and a humiliation to the school. They don’t care if their kids miss the day, because they know that their kids are missing noth nothing valuable to their education. Connections Day is the worst day da of the year and nobody takes it seriously. If they changed the day to make it fun and set it up so we’re not just standing around the whole time, maybe people would actually come to school on Connections Day. Instead of a Connections Day, maybe we should leave the school for once and go on a field trip to do something organized and entertaining. I feel bad for myself and everyone else who showed up to Connections Day this year. It was a disgrace and left people saying, “I want that three hours of my life back”. So underclassmen next year, be smart, don’t go to school on Connections Day. - Andrew Miller


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New iPod nano-chromatic pleasing to both consumers’ eyes and ears IPods began sweeping the nation in 2003 and have since been rocking the ears off of people of all ages. After countless generations of the timeless media player one can only wonder: “What’s next?” Well, “next” has arrived. And it calls itself the iPod nano-chromatic. As opposed to the usual basic color choice that comes with any iPod, the new iPod nano is available in nine explosive colors (black, silver, orange, yellow, blue, green, red, purple, and pink). Also, this iPod is the thinnest ever and has a beautiful, yet durable aluminum shell. Its oblong structure gives it a curved glass screen to reveal graphics magnificent enough to force anyone’s jaw to drop. Like the iPod touch and iPhone before it, the nano-chromatic is the first click-wheeled iPod to have an accelerometer installed. This allows one to flip the nano sideways and enter cover-flow mode, for easier album browsing. Also, the two inch tall screen lets videos be played in landscape mode for a more enjoyable viewing experience. The nano is available for purchase in the 8 GB and 16 GB format for $149.99 and $199.99, respectively. Coming in at a mere 1.3 ounces, it’s amazing to

think that this small device can hold a maximum of 4,000 songs. And what is even more amazing is that in a 1.5 hour charge, you are able to listen to 24 hours

free glass. Also, the nanos contain no mercury or PVC, while the structure itself is made of highly recyclable aluminum. Yet, one has to stop and wonder: did my

of music on an iPod nano-chromatic, or four hours of video, according to the Apple website. There’s something greener about this iPod, as well. For all you tree huggers and Viva los Animales enthusiasts, this new nano is the most environmentally friendly iPod ever. According to www. Apple.com, its screen is made of arsenic-

iPod have arsenic in the screen before? Was I carrying the equivalent of a broken 1970’s thermometer in my pocket? Did the disposal of my last iPod deplete the ozone? The answer: no. Apple did have these chemicals, but only in small traces. This Greener Apple is taking extra steps to make sure they help the environment.

“What separates this from the rest of the iPods,” said one Apple Customer Service Representative, “is that is has the Genius feature.” The Genius feature gathers information on the music in your iPod and creates a playlist based on the selected song. “It’s a fantastic way to rediscover your music,” said the Representative. She laughed and said that technology is constantly advancing. “Who would have thought you could have the equivalent of an entire record store in your pocket?” In the past six years, I’ve dealt with my fair share of iPods, b this new nano tops them all. but Though it lacks the capacity of a 120 GB iPod classic, the new, fresh look of the iPod nano-chromatic makes one’s heart skip a beat. Its easy to use interface literally screams “take my click-wheel for a spin” and the bold, shimmering LCD display forces one’s knees to falter. But no matter who you are, whether you’ve just broken onto the iPod scene or you’re a veteran by definition, this iPod is perfect for you. ~Yianni Papadimos

Football games turn dangerous Every Friday night rowdy NV students get together to cheer on the football team. No matter if we win or lose the student section is always a party spot. A problem has arisen in the last couple of games. Students are throwing bottles, coins, and food at each other. Cheerleaders also throw out souvenirs such as t-shirts, cups, beads, and noise makers into the student section. These souvenirs cost money and the cheerleaders are not given funds from the school; they have to buy the goods

with their own money. T h i s may sound like a good idea, but it is not when the stuff is being thrown back at the cheerleaders. This isn’t target practice; it’s a football game. Cheerleaders are no longer allowed to throw anything hard

at the games. This prevents anyone from getting hurt by the thrown objects whether it is intentional or not. To fight this problem, school administrators are going to have strict consequences for those students caught throwing objects.

People could get hurt and it creates a mess for others to pick up . . . Fans don’t come to the football games to take a shower in carbonated liquids.

People could get hurt and it creates a mess for others to pick up. Also pop cans and water bottles spewing sports drinks and water are the worst. These items should be properly disposed of either in a trash can or recycling bin. Fans don’t come to the football games to take a shower in carbonated liquids. Next time you are about to throw an object, stop and think about it. If you were the person getting hit, how would you feel? Is the few minutes of fun really worth it once you get caught? ~Kristi Kopaniasz


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German language program struggles Over the past three years, the German program at Northview has been suffering. With a constant change of teachers, it has been hard for it to flourish and be as successful as the other world languages. When Frau Easterwood suddenly left in the middle of the 2005-06 school year students were quite confused. A few days later, there was a new sub in her place, Frau C. Many students took a liking to her and were excited to learn something more in depth than just colors, the alphabet, and how to say stand up and sit down in German. The next year Miss Christina Forster took the position. She made the language easy to understand and learning it really fun by using multi-media to keep the class intrigued. In addition, she explained things in English and German to help students comprehend the language a lot better, according to Frau Forster. About half way through the year, Frau Forster got news that she would not be coming back to teach this year. Again, students had to deal with the unsettling idea that they had no idea who would be teaching German the following year. Some students decided to drop German because of it. “Since there was a scheduling conflict when trying to take German for this year and Frau Forster was not going to be our teacher, I just decided to drop it.’ said junior Jacob Barnes In July, Frau Forster was offered the German teacher job, however, she only works half the day. The other half of the day she waits to see if she will be called as a substitute. “It is not really fair that such a cool teacher like Frau only works half time because she deserves to be a full time teacher.” said Junior Connor McEwen Many students have been confused as to why Frau Forster only works half the day. The truth is it all has to do with the number of the students that signed up to take German last year. When doing requests for classes students want to take the next year, the number of periods needed for each course depends on amount of students that sign up to take it. Frau Forster only works half time because only enough students signed up to take German for the first couple periods of the day, according to Principle Mr. Stewart Jesse. “Right now, German is at a low level. I, myself, like the language and want it to flourish.” Said Mr. Jesse, “I believe it is as valid as any other language offered here at Northview.” Though German has been through a lot the past couple years, Frau Forster is here to stay, she said.

Sam Weisman WORKING WITH GERMAN teacher Frau Forester is German Student, junior Nick Piazza. German only offers morning classes due to the lack of students in classes.

Sam Weisman HELPING A GERMAN STUDENT, junior Nick Piazza, is Frau Forster. Frau Forster is in her second year as the German teacher. “I’m hoping that now that all the confusion with different teachers is over, more students will start taking German again,” said Frau Forster, “I want to build the program back up to full time not just for myself, but for students so that they can have a full program just like French and Spanish.” Students should sign up for German not only so Frau Forster can be a fulltime teacher, but also to experience the German language and the culture associated with it. Now that it seems as though all the confusion is finally over, hopefully students will want to be involved in German just as much as the students that have stuck with it. ~Nicole Mangas

Is Extreme Makeover helpful or harmful? Extreme Makeover: Home Edition recently renovated the Frisch house in Toledo. The Extreme Makeover crew turned the 1800 square foot home with inadequate electricity and only one bathroom for all 13 family members into a 4000 square foot home. However, couldn’t all of that money have helped more than one family? The amount of money spent on this one house, which is now worth far more than any other home in its neighborhood, could have been spent on fixing up a neighborhood or local schools. That would benefit the Frisch family but also many other deserving families. I am not saying that the Frisch family

doesn’t deserve a renovated home but I do think that their home didn’t need to be so extravagant. Why couldn’t the show have just fixed up their house and then spent the rest of the money to benefit more families? Also, what happens to the other homes in the neighborhood where the Extreme Makeover houses are built? Wouldn’t the other homes in the neighborhood see a rise in their property values and thus their taxes? “The new house could affect the neighborhood’s overall property values, but it is only one factor among many,” said Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez,

However, the house built in Toledo is only one of many homes built and not nearly the most extravagant house the television program has ever built. According to Realtor Magazine, two Extreme Makeover: Home Edition houses are up for sale. Both owners cite that the high taxes from their new homes have made it too expensive to keep living there. Both homes are listed for around $500,000. Extreme Makeover claims to have consulted tax experts and found ways around taxes rising. According to USA Today, the winners of the home makeovers receive $50,000 from the show to rent their house while the show

is being filmed. The income from a rental under 15 days is non-taxable. So the producers of the show believe that the improvements are also non-taxable. “We feel that is an argument that will not fly with the IRS,” said Jackie Perlman, a tax researcher with H&R Block. “We go by intent, and the (show) is not there as renters, they are there to renovate.” The ideas behind Extreme Makeover: Home Edition are very good yet the execution is just not quite there. The money from the show could be used to help more people and not make such extravagant homes that the families can’t afford to keep.


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Young Life: inspirational or cult-like? You’ve probably heard the names, rumors and jokes all made about Young Life throughout your high school years. Many believe that it is not religious based like it claims to be, or that it’s a cult. For some who may not know, Young Life is a youth group based all around the country and is even worldwide. Some people who dislike Young Life have never gone and others have and didn’t enjoy their experience. Once I was the same way. I used to walk around bashing Young Life and calling it a cult. My freshman year I went to the first night of Club and really liked it. After that night I started hearing a lot of bad things about Young Life. So many people called it a cult and bashed the people in it and the club itself. Quickly I decided not to go back. I figured “I feel comfortable at Young people believed that that if this many Young Life was Life. It allows me to express my bad, then it probably was. Plus, it was just a youth group, faith in Jesus Christ without going it’s not like it was to really affect being judged or criticized.” I would eventually my life that much. realize that I had never been so wrong - SOPHOMORE about something in my life. ADDISON HIRSCHFELD I avoided Young Life for the next half of the school year until one night, my friend asked me to go and I wasn’t in the mood for an argument. I reluctantly went with her. I had a great time and after the leader’s speech I was left wondering why I had waited so long to come back. Quickly Young Life began affecting my life. I was constantly in a better mood and more accepting of the people around me. School was more enjoyable because I knew more people and all around I was just becoming a much better person. There are so many inspiring people involved in Young Life that there’s really no way you couldn’t be positively influenced by them. Without Young Life there is no way that I would be the person that I am today. Young Life’s purpose is not to tell you how to live your life, or to control you. It’s main purpose it to make sure that every person in this world is given the chance to hear about Jesus Christ and learn about his teachings. According to the Young Life website, its mission is “Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.” Young Life brings people together and can help you meet new people that you would never have talked to otherwise. Along with myself, I have watched many people grow and change under the guidance of their leaders and the entire club. The lessons that I have learned will stay with me forever and have completely altered my lifestyle in a positive way. ”I feel comfortable at Young Life. It allows me to express my faith in Jesus Christ without being judged or criticized,” said sophomore Addison Hirschfeld. Common rumors and judgements made about Young Life are that it is a cult, it creates cliques, and that those who are a part of it believe that they are better than everyone who is not. First, the accusation of Young Life being a cult infers that we are corrupt and wrong in what we believe and practice. Some may not realize how big of an accusation this truly is. We are accused of believing that the only right belief is our own, but when people call Young Life a cult they are simply doing the same thing. They disagree with what we believe or how we practice it so they have decided that it is wrong. As for being a clique, I for one have never noticed this being a problem. Of course, many kids that participate in Young Life are friends because they see each other a lot. While this may be true I have never heard of someone rejecting a friendship because the other person didn’t belong to Young Life. Also, Young Life doesn’t regard other religions as inferior to Christianity and those who practice them are not regarded as lesser individuals for doing so. Young Life members do not choose their friends based on their religious views. “I have friends from every end of the spectrum. Of my three closest friends one attends Young Life like myself, one believes and practices Judaism but is not against Young Life, and the other is Catholic but does not attend Young Life,” said sophomore Martha McGee. Young Life is a life changing organization full of inspirational people who deserve to be given a chance. ~Abbey Strick

Religious groups like Young Life (YL) are able to provide some people with a sense of belonging and the opportunity to become secure with their faith. But do certain people in YL push the envelope and impose their faith on others? Over the past couple years, the religious group known as YL has caused some cliques and negative mindsets within some of the students at Northview. Leaders of the group claim that YL is not a youth group, and they are right, it is a Christian group with some people who push religion over the edge. Believing that Christianity is the only religion that is "right," is a display of how some members of the group go too far. This is also shown through some members' beliefs that those who are not Christian, do not “I feel like I’m being sexual, or who believe attend church, are homoin evolution, will not be judged by those who go going to heaven. "People who pracother religions are to Young Life because tice just wrong and misinformed," said one YL I’m not religious.” member junior Jane Smith*. This is just an example of how some - Anonymous YL members are not understanding the more positive, open and acSenior cepting aspects of YL. When one YL member approached YL leaders about friends or family who displayed anti-Christian beliefs, one leader responded saying that the student's nonbeliever friend or family member was going to hell, according to junior Jill Jones* and senior Sarah Brown*. Why should a person be condemned by others for their religious beliefs? It seems that some YL leaders are overstepping their boundaries. Such a situation should have been urged to be discussed between Jill or Sarah and their friend or family member, without the interference of one of the group's leaders. As most members of YL know, the group promotes positive and accepting values, however some "leaders" should obviously be watched closely. They have no right to influence the young mind of a student by telling them that someone who is different, such as an atheist or agnostic, is not going to heaven. YL should not affiliate itself with NV's name, according to the Equal Access Act passed in 1984. This law states that a religious club must be student initiated; YL is not, YL leaders initiate it. Also if YL continues to use the school's name, it should then be subject to the expectations other clubs face, such as volunteer hours. Other youth groups, such as the Jewish BBYO are able to congregate well, without establishing classroom disruptive cliques or being school related. “BBYO is student initiated,” said senior BBYO member Sam Gross, “we don’t have adult leaders like Young Life.” YL also violates the Equal Access Act by creating a disruption in school within student relationships. Some students who are involved in YL exclude other students, causing some religious cliques, seemingly pointing out that those who are not involved in YL are not good enough to associate with the people who are. “Young Life has created a clique at Northview,” said senior Ashley Black*. “I feel like I’m being judged by those who go to Young Life because I’m not religious.” This increasing division between some of these negative YL cliques and those seen as "less worthy," or uninvolved in YL, must be stopped with the elimination of YL’s affiliation with NV and YL leaders reminding some of its members of their initial positive goals. So as you read this, whether you are involved with YL or not, shouldn't the persecution of those uninvolved in YL stop? Persecution certainly is not the "Christian thing to do." It is time for the YL members who are positive to talk to the members who are causing these negative behaviors and help them change. * Several of the names in this story have been changed in order to protect the rights of students and their opinions. The opinions expressed towards Young Life in this editorial do not necessarily pertain to everyone in the group, but to some of its participants. The writers of this editorial remind readers that the purposes of YL are positive religious values and in no way do we think the group supports the negative aspects mentioned in this article. This editorial remains unsigned as a decision of the Editorial Staff and Advisor to protect the writers from any negative repercussions.


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World Language plays in Euro Cup Business Editor In an effort to bring together cultures and students, the Northview and Southview World Language clubs held their first ever soccer game. The game, which took place on October 1, included all three language club; Spanish, French, and German, from both schools. The cup tournament was dominated by the NV German club, coached by club advisor Ms. Christina Forster, who took home tickets to the October 3 NV football game against SV. With one team from each of the six clubs, the participants all played two 12 minute games. The students were refereed by the NV and SV Principals, Mr. Stewart Jesse and Mr. Dave McMurray, respectively. Many NV student athletes participated in the event, a majority of which were boys soccer players who stacked the German team to help them win. “The soccer game was fun and I enjoyed showing off my excellent Spanish skills to the other clubs,” said junior Connor Richardson, “even though they had no clue what I was saying.” The International dinner afterward was a big hit, according to NV Spanish Club President Haley Hofbauer. The NV students were able to mingle with the SV students and enjoy the different cultural foods from various counties.

“It was fun and great to see so many students from both schools participating in this event together,” said Spanish teacher Mrs. Kara Wagoner. “It was also cool to try all the ethnic dishes that were brought in.” The student participants signed up in teams of ten in order to make a small tournament out of it. The event took place at SV and included an international dinner in which students brought a dish to share from any culture around the world. The idea was proposed by NV French teacher Mrs. Mary Goodwin, who presented it to the NV club advisors. The decision to include soccer was an easy one because in each of the celebrated countries, soccer is the number one sport. In order to put on the event, the NV clubs had to come together to discuss it and then contact SV to gain their interest. According to Ms. Forster, a team of NV representatives met with SV representatives to work out all the details including rules and game times. In addition, the club advisors had to advertise the occasion, which included sending out invitations to all the teachers from both schools. Students were to check the Spanish Club bulletin board for information starting in September and they were also elected to be reporters and photographers for the event. This affair was the first of its kind in many years, according to Spanish Club

Sra. Jurski’s husband Matt Jurski checks sophomore Andrew Simpson for an injury while the Official, Mr Jesse, and junior Brittany Franklin look on. The Euro Cup was dominated by the German team which was stacked with Varsity Boys Soccer players. Photo by Elizabeth Schwartz Advisor, Mrs. Chris Monday. The last World Language club mixer took place a number of years ago as a Global Village, in which the NV gymnasium was set up to look like a Spanish village and the SV gym was a French Village. Since the teachers could not take their students to the individual countries, they decided to bring the culture to the students. The day of the event was called Immersion Day and students could only speak their learned languages, according to Monday. The clubs are planing more individual events for the upcoming year and expect to be very busy. The next language club mixer will be in February

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for World Language week, where the classes will get to participate in cultural events and students from each of the classes will be able to experience a tiny taste of the other cultures. The next Spanish Club event will be tonight, October 7, for the second video club meeting of the year. The German club is planing a month full of activities to celebrate Oktoberfest all during the month of October. To celebrate National French Week, starting Monday November 3, the French club will be watching a movie after school on November 5 and participating in Desserts for teachers on November 7.


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Connections Day brings students together


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Staff Writer It was a beautiful sunny and 78 degree day and instead of spending the afternoon in classes, Northview students spent two hours outside connecting with their homerooms. Connections Day, September 18, featured a scavenger hunt sending students searching the entire building. Classes were held in the morning for only about 20 minutes each. After that, students were asked to meet in their homeroom classrooms and some students were dressed in their team colors that were decided on in the last homeroom. Then everyone

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walked outside to their assigned spots on the practice field or in the football stadium. Each homeroom got an envelope with the classroom where their first clue would be. Two students were sent into the building to find their first clue then ran back to the rest of their homeroom and opened the envelope and solved the puzzle inside to get the name of the classroom where their next clue was hidden. This was repeated a total of 10 times. A number of students agreed that Connections Day had improved for its second year. “I actually enjoyed Connections Day this time, last year was way too boring,” said sophomore Chelsea Kania. Although there were also students who weren’t happy with Connections Day this year. One of them,

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sophomore Alex Carter said, “Connections Day was alright, but the way it was organized and handled was a little unprofessional and confusing.” After the scavenger hunt was over, food was brought out including cookies, granola bars, chips, bagels and cream cheese, and water. A DJ was also provided so students could dance and hang out with friends until the school day ended. Spanish teacher Mrs. Jurski led her homeroom this year by buying them lime green bandanas for their team color. “I think the Connections group was able to take the positives and negatives from last year, revise it for this year and continue creating a great tradition,” she said.


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Understanding the stock market Co-Editor in Chief The stock market is a part of life that baffles most American teenagers. However, it can be put into easy to understand terms that will allow everyone to better understand the stock market and how that affects the economy. The first part to understand is exactly what is the stock exchange? The stock exchange can be compared to a flea market where buyers and sellers can bargain for the price of a particular stock, according to investopedia. com. There are two major stock exchanges in America. The biggest, and most prestigious, is the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It is the most prestigious because of the minimum requirements that companies must meet in order to be listed. These requirements include keeping the price of the shares above $1 and their market capitalization (number of shares x price) above $50 million. Being listed on the NYSE gives the company great credibility because of the requirements, according to investopedia.com. The second is the Nasdaq. The Nasdaq actually refers to two different things. One is the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations System which is a market where stock can be bought and sold. It is a smaller exchange but has recently been gaining momentum, according to

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investopedia.com. It is also usually referenced along with the Dow. The Dow and Nasdaq both refer to an average of the price changes of certain stocks that day. However, the Dow is traded on the NYSE. The Dow is formally the Dow Jones Industrial Average. It was created in 1929 by Charles Dow to be an indicator for the stock market and economy. It does this by containing stocks of companies that represent the major economic markets in America. Most of these stocks trade on the NYSE and it still serves this purpose today, according to investopedi.com. So now that we understand the basics of stock markets, how does this affects the economy? “What has happened in the United States is that people have been given sub prime mortgages when they buy a house. Sub prime mortgages are when mortgages are given to people who really can’t afford to buy that house,” said Creative Financial Partners investment representative Jennifer Alford. “Then, the Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) went up. The ARM is an interest on the mortgages from banks. When the ARM became high people really couldn’t afford their homes and began to lose them.” The banks that give the sub prime mortgages to the people who eventually lose their homes had to borrow the money from other people who invested in the bank. When the mortgages can’t be paid then the bank can’t pay back its investors. This makes the investors nervous and so they pull their money out of the stock market because it is an even riskier investment than mortgages, according to Alford. With people pulling their money out of the market it will then drop as it has done. The government’s plan to fix the stock market decline is the $700 billion bailout. This money will be used to buy the homes with troubled mortgages so people will put their money back into the stock market and mortgage investors can be repaid. The $700 billion will come from taxpayers, according to The New York Times.

Largest stock market drops in US history: 1929-Black Thurs. Dow falls 11%, Great Depression soon follows

1932- Dow hits bottom during Great Depression, has dropped 89% since before Black Thurs.

1987- Dow drops 22.61% 1997- Dow drops 554 points 2008- Dow drops 778 points * information obtained from nyse.com

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NV ‘08 grad working for fi rm Engineering program prepares students for jobs Staff Writer It seems that success for former Northview engineering student Doug Rogers came early. Six months prior to graduation, Rogers was introduced to Mr. Dave Steer, one of three principles of LeanTrak Incorporated, through a personal relationship. Mr. Steer told him that he was, “very impressed with his drive and interest for the field of engineering,” said Rogers. A short while later, Rogers applied for an internship and was offered a job at LeanTrak upon graduation in June 2008. At age 18, he is the youngest employee at LeanTrak. “I would say my mom was the one who brought the interest of engineering upon me,” said Rogers. All of his uncles on his mother’s side were also engineers. At the age of eight, he was already tinkering with bicycles and lawn mowers. Upon entering NV, Rogers took transferable-credit classes (which helped him save money in college), such as Engineering Foundations I, Engineering Foundations II, Engineering Tech Prep I, and Engineering Tech Prep II, all taught by Mr. Ryan Reed. “Doug is a very motivated and interested student,” said Mr. Reed. “He was in my class as much as possible - his study hall and lunch periods, after school, he would be in my room working on projects such as the car and the solar panel.” Mr. Reed also added that he was “surprised” and “excited” for his former student when he received the call about his job this summer. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009, the field of engineering is predicted to grow as fast as ever. “Engineering applies the principles of science to build structures and systems to improve our living conditions,” said UT professor of Mechanical Engineering Ali Fatemi. “It touches our lives everyday in many ways such as the cars we drive, the planes we fly in, the bridges and roads we drive on, the television we watch, the computers we use, even the paper

Sam Weisman WORKING ON A PROJECT are seniors Andrew Muehleisen, Kevin Kastner, Kyle Hymore, Bryan Munch, and Jake Schmidt.

The engineering program has several projects they have been working on including solar panels. and press machine used to print this newspaper. Engineering is an exciting field of study and profession where you can be as imaginative, innovative, and creative as you’d like to be,” he said. At LeanTrak, where Rogers works 35 hours a week, he deals with multiple projects, ranging from sync refinery, surveys, and marathon pipelines, sometimes traveling to Michigan and Indiana. He also balances 14 hours of school at Owens’ Community College. “There is not a small transition between high school and college. You realize life smacks you in the face - you have to mature and learn to take care of yourself,” Rogers said. As for the work environment, he said that it’s “great” and he is allowed days off for when he needs to catch up on schoolwork. Rogers plans on transferring from Owens’ to the University of Toledo in two years, and finishing up his five-year-program in

four, hoping to accept the offer as a full-time engineer at LeanTrak in 2012. He plans on receiving his degree in mechanical engineering first and his degree in electrical engineering later, as well as a minor degree in business. Other NV Engineering students plan on majoring in the field. Senior Nick Rau, a Tech Prep II student, said, “I plan on going to college for aerospace engineering. I’m a pilot and I love flying. I help build my planes as well.” Another Tech Prep II student, senior Olivia McIntee, said she knew she wanted to be an engineer practically since the day she was born. “I’ve always loved tinkering with things,” she said. “I love everything about engineering, especially the mental challenge.” McIntee aspires to attend St. Mary’s College and Notre Dame University to get a dual degree in science or math, as well as pursuing a degree in mechanical

engineering. Last year, the engineering program split juniors and seniors up to create new designs for solar panels to eventually decide which design would power more energy in the area. The car project, which was started three years ago, is almost finished; currently its brakes are being fixed, according to McIntee. Senior Chris Seigneur is currently working for Midwest Fluid Power. “Without the guidance and teaching techniques of Mr. Reed, I would not be as productive as I am today in my internship,” said Seigneur. According to Mr. Reed, his classes will be focusing more on interacting with the solar panels than the car at the moment. “This year, we hope to get the car more functional and interactive with the solar panels,” he said. “I like to see all my students get a job in engineering during college or post-college because of this class.”


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Arts & EnTERTAINMENT Super fans unite! Are you absolutely obsessed with a TV show? How excited are you for the fall season premieres? What kinds of things do you do while waiting for your fave shows to start? Some of our crazier, more obsessive staffers countdown to their favorite shows.

Countdown The show Greek (which if you don’t know yet, rocks) focuses on the daily life within the system of fraternities and sororities at the college Cyprus Rhodes. Oh, so much awe-inspiring drama! It highlights the fraternities Kappa Tau, who slack off with their old buddy Jack and Omega Chi, the sweater-vested Abercrombie zombies. The series also showcases the sorority Zeta Beta Zeta. Every week the characters face basic college drama involving breakups, breakdowns, boyfriends, and . . . debt. Tune in every single Tuesday night at 9PM on ABC family, because if you don’t . . . well it’s a high school newspaper, so we can’t really say the things we would do to you if you didn’t. We imagine it would be painful.

Wednesday: Our day of rest. Greek was just on the previous evening and now we recooperate. Thursday : We go online and read fan

Thursday nights at the Mangas residence consist of two things: homemade popcorn and Grey’s Anatomy. I was beyond excited during the finale when Meredith and McDreamy’s medical testing finally saved someone’s life and through that, they realized their true love for each other. The drama is heightened with the love triangle of Meredith, Derek and Rose. Rose seems to be quite upset about the break-up but really, we all knew Meredith and McDreamy would get back together eventually. Who would have thought that Callie and Erica had feelings for each other? They now have to figure out what happens after their first kiss. I am pumped to see if O’Malley passes his retest and if he and Lexi get together even though O’Malley says they are “just friends”. All in all, Life on Grey’s Anatomy cannot be defined simply in black and white, it only comes in shades of Grey.

fiction about the characaters and what happened between the episodes.

Friday: Re-watch last night’s episode that

Friday: Make sure mom puts my Kappa

Saturday: Blog about the happenings of

Tau shirt in the wash. It will be dryed and sit on my chair in preperation of the coming festivities.

Saturday: Drink out of my Omega Ki mug and enjoy imagined conversations with Casey and Rusty Cartwright. Sunday: Pray that Greek’s not

was DVR’d

the new episode on the ABC.com

Sunday: Add more pictures of McDreamy to my collage of him Monday: Watch my favorite shows from previous seasons

Tuesday: Watch my favorite shows from

cancelled.

previous seasons

episodes at Abbey’s house.

show

are alive.

8:59 to watch the best show EVER

Monday: Rewatch all of our DVR’d Greek Wednesday: Day of rest before the next Tuesday: For the first time in the week, we Thursday: Get all my homework done by

Are you ready to ask yourself what kind of bear is best? Well I am and I started preparing for the season five premiere of The Office the Monday before it aired.

Monday: I quoted Dwight and Jim in their historic Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica argument. Then after school, I watched my favorite episode, The Injury. Tuesday: I go out into the bountiful

beet fields to pick some choice beets where I saw Dwight and Mose playing ping-pong but then I realized I was hallucinating from sheer excitement.

Wednesday: I held my own Office

Olympics which included an intense race of flonkerton. After flonkerton, the next event was a triangle-shaped-paper-flicking-things game which I won.

Thursday: It was possibly the greatest

day of my life, the season premier. Prior to the premiere, I watched the fourth season in preperation of the big-event. The premiere was amazing, Jim proposed to Pam, Kevin discovers that Holly thinks he is mentally chanllenged (ending what could have been a longer and even funnier running joke), Angela and Dwight conitnue their affair while dimwitted Andy keeps trying to plan his and Angela’s wedding (Phyllis is apparently blackmailing Angela after catching her and Dwight at the end of last season - gaining her a power position in charge of parties) and the jokes continued.


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Band strives to earn better uniforms through fund raising Uniforms are big improvement for NV Band Staff Writer The Wildcat Marching Band is striving to purchase new uniforms for the first time in 20 years. A total of $80,000 is necessary for the uniform’s purchase to be made. Currently, the band has secured roughly $40,000, according to Mrs. Nancy Von Stein, a Northview Band Committee member. The idea was brought about at a general booster meeting. “The seams are ripped. The zippers are ripped,” said Mrs. Von Stein, “It was high time to begin working toward new uniforms.” The $80,000 will be spent on the uniforms of not only band members, but also on the uniforms of majorettes and members of the flag core. Each uniform is estimated at roughly $400. The students were given the choice to vote between two uniforms and the results were nearly 50-50. The uniforms

that won the vote have brought about mixed reviews from the band students. “I think they’re ugly,” said a band student who chose to remain anonymous, “and I honestly would rather perform naked.” However, many band students have a positive attitude toward the uniforms. “Anything’s better than what we have now,” said junior Keith Von Stein. Though reviews are mixed, one thing is certain: new uniforms are a necessity. The pants have patched holes and the pockets have holes. Some are faded and others are more yellow than others, according to sophomore Julia Hage. After 20 years of the same uniformsafter 20 years of sweat-the band deserves this “upgrade” of sorts. The Marching Band will debut their new uniforms come spring break at the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom. Donations to help the cause are welcome.

Who took this? Juniors Michael Dorsey performs alongside fellow band member Addy Davis playing the trombone at a NV football game. The band has raised roughly $40,000 for uniforms.

From pop to choral: Choir adds after school activity rewriting pop music Staff Writer Northview has a new group bursting onto its music scene. NV will soon have its very own Pop ACappella group made up of students involved in the choral program. Junior Kevin Butts and sophomore Estar Cohen conceived the idea for the new group. They plan to have the group meet once a week and sometimes, in order to better prepare themselves before performances, on the weekend. Students within the group would be required to dedicate large amounts

of time, because the music they will perform will not be learned in the traditional style, according to Cohen. T h e ACappella chorus will develop vocal parts through listening to the songs they are going to sing. This means that the students will have to be able to sing without sheet music and stay on their own

vocal part. The twelve to sixteen students involved, three or four to each of the four sections (alto, tenor, bass, and soprano), would “each have to have a good ear in order to pick up the music,” said Cohen, “Its going to be challenging, but a lot of fun.” Cohen has already begun preparing

“This is for people who love to sing, but want more than a traditional choral experience.” - Sophomore Estar Cohen

selections to be performed by artists such as the Flaming Lips and Stars. These are only a few of the songs within the arsenal that will soon be overflowing. If members have a specific interest in a song, they can request to have it performed, making this chorus a truly hands on group. “This is for people who love to sing, but want more than a traditional choral experience,” said Cohen, “The goal here is to give students a chance to create the music they sing.” Auditions for spots in the Pop ACappella Chorus will be held soon. See Ms. Dawn Gallehue in the choir room (A-4) for more information.


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Choir NV gets pumped up exchange changed to SV For the last couple years, talent of epic proportions has been taking place at Avon Lake High School. Northview’s Symphonic Black Choir and Women’s Chorus have traveled to take turns performing with Avon Lake to start off the school year. This “exchange” consists of NV and ALHS’s choirs each taking a turn performing at ALHS, so the choirs can get a feel of what their challenge is and where their strengths are, according to Mrs. Dawn Gallehue. This year, the NV football schedule caused a problem; there’s a game on the night the choirs should travel. Both cheerleaders and football players are in choir and there is no possible way to reschedule the visit to ALHS, according to the school board. However, an answer to the problem was finally found: Southview will now be holding the exchange, with their Symphonic Mixed Choir and Freshman Women’s Chorus. So instead, NV will be performing at SV, having lunch, and listening to a guest speaker. “I’m really excited for this, because the band has done this a few times together as well as the orchestra, and now the choir is getting involved,” said Mrs. Gallehue. “What I like about this (being at Southview) is the incoming freshmen have a chance to sing with those they’ve only seen months ago (in school).” The Symphonic Black will be singing Benedictus by Andrea Klouse and an African piece called Bon Seaba. The Women’s Chorus will be performing The Night Shall Be Filled with Music by Laura Farnell. Both choirs will be working on an Irish tune called I Know Where I’m Going by Douglas Wagoner. “I think it will be fun to meet new people and bond over choir,” said freshman Divya Biyani, Women’s Chorus member. “One of our songs is more energetic, and the other is slower and has a nice melody. I really like the choices.” In the end, Mrs. Gallehue is just glad that the choir can still go through with this event, which takes place on October 16. “I’m glad we found (an alternative other) than Avon Lake,” said Mrs. Gallehue, “because I would not want to have to make my students choose between sports and singing. I’m glad that in the end I don’t have to make that choice.” - Nicole Hobbs, Staff Writer

THE VARSITY CHEERLEADERS, senior Katelyn Lewis, junior Alex Melick, and senior Brittany Gullufsen, get a hand from senior superfan Kyle Hymore. While the cheerleaders may be loud, Hymore puts in the extra effort to be rowdy.

Spirit Week is the annual celebration leading up to the Northview versus Southview football game, which helps students get pumped for the cross-town rivalry game. This year was no exception as students showed their spirit by participating in everything from dressing up days to Wacky Wildcats. According to Student Government Secretary Sweta Rao, the days and Wacky Wildcats were picked in order to prepare students for the big game and promote the most spirit. “Everyone looked good during spirit week, but I took it to a whole new level,” said senior Jordan Keefe. Monday was Sports Day and students came to school in all types of apparel including NV, college, and professional team apparel. “I wore my OSU jersey because they are my favorite team,” said freshman Natalie Forrester. Monday’s WW was a streamer wrap relay, where students wrapped their legs in streamers and tried to get to the other side of the cafeteria first. The seniors dominated the first day of competition. “I was very disappointed because we lost, but I still enjoyed the relay,” said freshman Ali Rentschler. Neon Day was Tuesday, as students sported bright shirts and pants, colorful tights, and zany shoes. “It was so bright in the hallway, it was blinding. I needed sunglasses,” said sophomore Tori Northrup. The WW was a cheer competition where competitors cheered and the students voted for the best cheer. Leg warmers, tights, Converses, band t-shirts, off-the-shoulder-sweatshirts, and skinny jeans were common articles of clothing seen on Wednesday as students dressed for “I Love the ‘80’s Day.” “This day has given a good look into the past. It helped me relate to my teachers and parents more by dressing similarly to how they dressed. It is fun to get dressed up in things you normally wouldn’t wear,” said senior Olivia McIntee. The WW was an apple-bobbing contest where the

students had to get apples from a bin in the middle of the cafeteria and run to their bag to drop the apples in. The student who had the most apples in their bag won. Crazy Sock and Shoe Day was Thursday, which gave people a chance to show off their wacky shoes and socks. There were colorful toe socks, soccer socks, knee-high socks, rainbow colored shoes, and crocs seen around the school. “Crazy sock and shoe day totally rocks my socks,” said junior C.J. Wendt. Thursday’s WW was a Pedometer Reading Relay to see which team could take the most steps in one minute and 30 seconds. The team of two students competed to have the most number of steps in order to win. Friday was game day and Spirit Day, students expressed their pride by dressing in black and gold. “Spirit Day was my favorite day of the entire year because it was great to see everyone so involved and spirited,” said junior Elizabeth Schwartz. At lunch, the WW involved a team lying on the floor and one team member trying to pour yogurt into the other teammate’s mouth. After ninth period, students were called down to the gym for a pep assembly that included the band, cheerleaders, and football team. All fall sport captains did a WW. ADD MORE INFO ON FRIDAY. - Katie Koffman, Staff Writer


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Does eating healthy really make a difference? Three ounces of whole grain, dark green veggies, a variety of fruit, limit your fats, drink plenty of milk, and bake, broil or grill your meats, according to the food pyramid, this is how one maintains a healthy diet by following these guidelines and several others. But what happens if you follow these guidelines to the extreme, or completely ignore the food pyramid’s sacred hieroglyphic guidelines? By eating healthy for two straight weeks, subtracting fast food, and adding exercise, I discovered that there is such a thing as being too healthy. Eating healthy proved to be a challenge in itself, especially in the high school environment, where every day is another student’s birthday with another cookie cake being shoved my throat. In the first few days of eating healthy, my will power caved at the sight of one of these massive birthday cookies. I found myself unable to think of anything else but Yelena Zhernovski’s birthday cookie sitting in room E-6, until I ate what was probably one fifth of the giant delicious cookie. Once I overcame my sweet tooth I had to avoid the fast food giants of McDonalds, Arby’s, and even the delectable Chiptole: Mexican Grille. At first finding healthy alternatives for lunch, and especially dinner, was more difficult than I had imagined. I

Food Diary:

September 2

began resorting to lunchtime salads and microwavable Stoffers Lean Cuisine meals. The Lean Cuisine meals confirmed my tasteless preformed opinions about healthy alternatives. Then, one day, I discovered Italian Dressing and salad soon became one of my favorite things to eat, as the dressing made my taste buds come to life. My energy levels were high too, no more did I feel tired at 7pm and lethargic in school. After eating healthy for two weeks, I began to feel better, more awake and less irritable. Sadly the Lean Cuisines and salads were unable to satisfy my hunger. When I began my two week of poor eating I was happy to feel full again after eating my first fast food meal in 14 days. Once I was reunited with my true loves, Arbys, Chipotle and McDonalds, I was convinced that nothing could go wrong. As the first week passed by, I found myself falling asleep in classes and actually starting to crave something less greasy like a salad. Then at the start of the my second scheduled fast food week, I became ill, coughing and sneezing almost every other minute. My one true love, fast food, had betrayed me by lowering my immune system. So maybe the ancient food pyramid hieroglyphics are right, you can have your sweets and eat them too, as long as you throw in some greens, wheats, dairies and fruits. -Max Filby

First day of eating healthy - Salad with Italian dressing - Pack of peanut butter crackers - Five pieces of Yelena’s cookie cake - Grilled chicken and baked potato

September 8 - Starting to feel better and energetic - Unsalted peanuts - Lean Cuisine: Southwest panini - Pack of peanut butter crackers - 100 calorie Oreo pack (disgusting) - Veggie burger from Red Robin

September 15 - Fritos - Arbys: Popcorn chicken shaker and curly fries - Oreos (with more than 100 calories) - Chipotle: Chicken fajita burrito

September 19 - Starting to feel sick, falling asleep in class - McDonalds; Southern style chicken biscuit for breakfast - Frickers: Buffalo chicken chunks and french fries - Microwavable popcorn - Two homemade brownies

An Apple a day isn’t just a catchy phrase Facts You Should Know: • Most fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories and provide essential nutrients and dietary fibers.

One cup of chopped carrots is a great way to get a serving of veggies

• When compared to people who eat small amounts of fruits and vegetables those who eat generous amounts as part of a healthy diet tend to have a reduced risk for chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer, according to fruitsandveggiesmatter.gov • In addition to fruits and veggies, a healthy diet includes whole grains, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products, lean meats, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts. Also, a healthy diet is low in saturated fats, trans-fats, cholesterol, salt, and added sugars.

How can you get your fruits and veggies at Northview? • Currently you can buy apples, oranges, bananas, and grapes in the school cafeteria at lunchtime. • Other fruits are sold based on season, cost, and purchasing habits. ~Abbey Strick

What is a Cup or Serving? 1 Cup of Vegetables is equal to.. • 1 Cup of raw or cooked vegetables • 1 Cup of 100% vegetable juice • 2 Cups of raw leafy greens 1 Cup of Fruit is equal to.. • 1 Cup of fruit • 1 Cup of 100% fruit juice • 1/2 Cup of dried fruit

Females Age 14-18 14-18 14-18

Raisins are easy to grab on the go, and only half a cup is equal to one serving!

Males Physical Activity Less than 30 minutes a day 30-60 minutes a day + 60 minutes a day

Fruits and Veggies Needed 1.5 Cups of fruits & 2.5 Cups of veggies 2 Cups of fruits & 2.5 Cups of veggies 2 Cups of fruits & 3 Cups of veggies

Age 14-18 14-18 14-18

Physical Activity Less than 30 minutes a day 30-60 minutes a day + 60 minutes a day

Fruits and Veggies Needed 2 Cups of fruits & 2.5 Cups of veggies 2.5 Cups of fruits & 3.5 Cups of veggies 2.5 Cups of fruits & 4 Cups of veggies


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Girls golf qualifies for districts Features Editor After a season of remarkable achievement, the Northview Girls Golf Team has a lot to celebrate after their District competition qualification. The girls’ qualified for Districts after placing fourth at Sectional competition on September 30 at Detwiler Golf Course in Toledo. After a high placing against 16 other teams, the squad can look forward to the District competition at the Heatherdowns Golf Club in Toledo. “It was not our best score of the year,” said Head Coach Mr. Andy Roth. “However, considering the course and competition level, we played our best.” This year, the girls’ were Northern Lakes League Champions, beating out close rival Perrysburg by two strokes and had an overall season record of 5-1. “I was very excited because it was a close race,” said Mr. Roth. “A lot of girls played really well.”

NV had other great finishes, like winning their home tournament the Sylvania Invitational at Whiteford Valley Golf Club on August 9. The team also won the Defiance Invitational at the Auglaize Country Club on August 14, according to Mr. Roth, beating out strong competition like Bettering CC. In inter-league competition, the girls had a strong record of 5 wins and 1 loss. Their one season defeat was to Perrysburg by only one stroke, thus making their victory over the Yellow Jackets even sweeter at the NLL Championships. As captain of the girls squad, Senior Ali Sayre led a very balanced team, according to Mr. Roth. “This year our team played more together instead of just depending on one person,” said Varsity golfer junior Jessica DeBelly. “The leadership of Ali really helped.” With sights set on the State

LINING UP FOR A PUTT is freshman Maddie Klein. Klein is the only freshman on the Varsity team this year. photo by Nick Ansara

Competition at the OSU Gray Golf Course on October 17 and 18, Mr. Roth said the team has been playing well. The team will play at Heatherdowns Country Club on October 9 in the District match. The girls have to place in the top

two spots at Districts to make it on to State Competition. “I’m really looking forward to Districts,” said Sayre, “We’ve beat a lot of the teams we’ll be playing, so that’s a good sign”

LadyKat Tennis places third at leagues Features Editor The Northview Girls Tennis team has had a bumpy but successful season, earning third place in the Northern Lakes League. Their season began on August 4 and has included a full practice and match schedule. The start of the season began with decisive wins over Whitmer, Start, and Maumee Valley. In the league matches, Anthony Wayne and Springfield did not put up a fight and NV came out with victories. A 3-2 match loss against Central Catholic was a blow for the team. NV also struggled against City League competitors Saint Ursula and Notre Dame. “The girls have been working really hard all season, especially on doubles, which will help their game over

all. I have confidence in their success at Sectionals and Districts,” said Coach Susie Miller. After several rain outs, NV played Rossford and Bowling Green, also coming away with decisive victories. The girls struggled with Perrysburg and Southview, losing to both teams, who ended up first and second in the NLL, respectively. NV participated in an all doubles tournament hosted by the Perkins Pirates in Sandusky. Senior Grace Ramsdell and junior Jessie Coyle won 6-0, 6-0 at second doubles against Norwalk in the finals. Senior Ashley Maloney and sophomore Jackie Lezierman beat Norwalk 6-2, 5-7, and 6-2 in a tight setter. Overall the team was victorious, coming in second behind Perkins, missing first place by only five points. The girls were also scheduled to play in the

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Cross Country team races Boys golf to perfection in NLLS

fi nishes fifth at NLLS

Sports Editor The Northview Girls Cross Country team continued their season with thrilling wins over Perrysburg and Bowling Green on September 16. The team easily defeated the Bobcats but narrowly escaped the wrath of the Yellow Jackets, beating them by two points. The Strongsville Second Sole Invitational was the next race for the LadyKats. With no teams from the NLL at the race, it was a good opportunity for the team to see how they stacked up against other competitors. The team took second out of 21 and was very pleased with the results, according to freshman Moe Dean. Junior, Meredith Wagner, came in fourth individually with a time of 19:01 and broke junior Nicole Mangas’ previous school record for a 5k of 19:08. The Varsity team traveled to Indiana for a meet in Culver where they placed twelfth. Eight of the states top 10 teams were there, according to Head Coach Jon Monheim. Wagner again broke the school record previously held by herself by running a 18:53. “The girls represented the school and themselves very well,” said Coach Monheim. The Junior Varsity team took a short trip to Pierson Park for the Clay Invitational. In the open race, the LadyKats took first. On September 13, the NV Boys team traveled to Michigan for the Nike Holly Invitational. Their first five runners of

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Sierra Roby FRESHMAN MOE DEAN and sophomore Mackenzie Reeves race to the finish against Southview. Dean and Reeves are third and fourth on varsity respectively. juniors Jacob Barnes, Sean O’Connell, sophomore Kevin McKown, seniors Kyle Babcock and Chris Ludwig all placed in the top 36. Overall, they came in third out of 19 teams. “As a team we didn’t run as well as we hoped, but it is still early in the season and we have time to correct it,” said Barnes. On September 16, the guys had a dominating win over Perrysburg and BG at the Ft. Meigs course. The next challenge for the team was the Strongsville Invite on September 20. NV placed eighth overall out of 21 teams, with the seven teams ahead of

NV all being state-ranked. In the JV race, NV had two runners in the top 10. Sophomore Mike Wallace came in second and senior Mike Becker placed seventh. The top seven boys also made the trip to Culver on the 27 of September and like the girls, finished 12. The JV team, running in the varsity race, placed 11 out of 19 teams at Clay. Closing out the regular season, the boys and girls each beat Southview and Maumee on September 30 to finish out the regular season undefeated. NLL Championships will be held in BG on October 11.

The Northview Boy’s Golf team is looking to regain momentum going into the state tournament. After a disappointing finish at the Northern Lakes League Tournament the team is looking forward to sectionals. “Hopefully we can get things going in our direction in the state tournament,” said senior Bob Napierala The team has been preparing by playing multiple practice rounds at different courses similar to Stone Ridge Country Club, which is the site of the sectional tournament.

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22 Tough season for V-ball Staff Writer The Northview LadyKats Volleyball Team continued their season with strong showings against former state ranked opponent St. Ursula, Bowling Green, and Southview. NV played St. Ursula on September 20 and, after forcing a fourth game, came up short losing 1-3. “We played really well as a team and never gave up,” said senior Katie Kern-Blystone. Their next opponent was BG where they put up another great effort. The match went back and forth with BG winning the first game, NV winning the second, BG the third and NV the forth. In the fifth and final game, NV was unable to break the streak of games won, losing 10-15. NV put up another solid effort against Northern Lakes League rival, Perrysburg, but after forcing another forth game, were unable to continue their streak and lost in four games. The team traveled to Anthony Wayne where they had a tough fight but lost in four games. The year has been a challenge for the LadyKats, but they continue to work hard. “We have a tough schedule this year but we haven’t given up no matter what the score is,” said senior captain, Katelynn Lewandowski. The LadyKats wrap up their season with two away games today at Rossford and Thursday at rival Southview. Both matches start at 7 pm.

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Girls Soccer fi rst in NLL Staff Writer As the regular season comes to an end, the Northview Lady Kat Soccer team continues to improve on their overall record of thirteen wins, two losses and one tie. NV played the ninth game of their season at home against the Magnificat Bluestreaks. The Kats were looking to continue a strong performance after a big win against the Cougars, according to senior co-captain Noel Luther. NV played well and dominated the game but allowed Magnificat to score two goals. However, the Kats came out with another win, a 5-2 triumph over the Bluestreaks. Scoring for the Kats was freshman Courtney Hendrix with three goals, along with seniors Paige Maroney and co-captain Stephanie Rentschler. The next game for the Kats came four days later at the home of Northern Lakes League foe the Anthony Wayne Generals. With a possible league win on the line, the Kats knew they had to leave it all on the field, according to senior goalkeeper Kelsey McCoy. It was a close match up, halting at halftime with no goals by either team. Shortly after the second half started, junior Kate Schmidt put in the first of four NV goals. Following Schmidt’s goal was a goal by Maroney, scored on a penalty kick inside the 18-yard box. Hendrix put in the third goal soon after and Rentschler put in the final goal of the game to seal the 4-0 win for the Ladykats. After a long week without games, NV returned home to take on the Rossford Bulldogs on September 24. The game was somewhat slow going at the beginning, but the Kats gained a 2-0 lead going into halftime.

Halie Langhals FRESHMAN COURTNEY HENDRIX beats a Southview defender to make a cross into the 18 yard box. The game was an exciting victory over SV for the LadyKats. NV picked up the pace in the second half, scoring six more goals before the final buzzer. Scoring for the Kats were Hendrix, Rentschler, and Maroney each with two goals, along with senior Martha Fitzgerald with one goal and an own goal by a Rossford defender. The Lady Kats then went on the road for a non-league match up against the Copley Indians on September 27. They were looking for a win outside of Northwest Ohio to prove themselves, according to Hunter. NV came out slow and allowed the Indians to score a goal midway through the first half. The Kats came out harder in the second half though and put in a goal shortly after it began. They dominated the rest of the game, but couldn’t pull off another goal by the end of the game. It ended in a 1-1 tie with the only NV goal by Maroney.

The Kats then traveled to Bowling Green for another league match on October 1. On a cold day, the goals were limited, but NV came away with another win with a score of 4-0. Scoring for the Kats were Hendrix, senior Alison Judge, sophomore Haley Gasser, and freshman Brooke Snead. The next day NV was home again for a rivalry game against the Saint Ursula Arrows. After a slow start for the Kats, SUA put in a goal less than ten minutes into the game. NV used this as motivation to play harder, according to Schmidt. After a 2-1 lead at halftime, the Kats came out to score two more goals in the second half, but also allowing another goal by the Arrows leaving for a final score of 4-2. Scoring for NV was Rentschler with two goals, along with Maroney and Hendrix.


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Boys Soccer closing out #1 in State a rush in front of NV’s net left senior Kyle Scharfenberg down with an injury to his ankle. After players dispersed, medical trainer Mr. John Engle and Staff Writer Coach Ryan Creech attended to The Northview Boys Soccer the injured midfielder. Team is now ranked first in the Play resumed and NV state of Ohio polls and eighth hoped to make it off the field in the nation, according to the without anymore injuries, but ESPN Rise Fab 50 National senior forward Steven Camp Boys Ranking. had to be A strong taken to the record of 6-0 bench for an has helped injury to his the team gain shin. The score momentum as remained a tie their successful at the half and s e a s o n would end in continues. a 0-0 draw. T h e The boys -Senior Kyle seventh game played the scharfenbergof the season Northmont led the Cats Thunderbolts south to in Clayton, Dublin Jerome. After a penalty Ohio. Held scoreless for the kick from Dan Cooperider, NV first time all season, the Cats won 1-0. were looking to avenge the past “This was solid out of town game. win for us. Wins like this are “Last game was the first just starting to prove we can time we didn’t score all season. play with all the Columbus and Obviously that’s not what we Cleveland teams,” comments are used to and we to weren’t senior goalkeeper Dylan too happy,” said Scharfenberg. Schoettley. NV managed to put away State ranked NV and a total of three goals by seniors Anthony Wayne, were both Jordan Keefe, Wes Ferguson fighting to stay in the running and Nick Pietrykowski which for a Northern Lakes League lifted the boys to a record of title. 8-0-1. “This was a huge game for As the boys returned to us. We knew it was going to be conference play, the Rossford a hard one. So we had to give it Bulldogs were the next NLL all we had for 90 minutes,” said opponents on the schedule. NV Schoettley. won convincingly 9-0. Minutes in, an attempted The annual NV vs St. shot from AW was stopped by Johns Jesuit rivalry drew quite Schoettley. About 20 minutes in, a crowd and was even televised

“Last game was the

first time we didn’t score all season. So we were all ready to make up for it.”

Sam Weisman JUNIOR DEFENDER JOSH WATKINS steals the ball from a St John’s player in their game September 25. Northview womped St John’s 2 - 0 that night in their quest to dominate the NLL. by the local Buckeye Cable Sports Network (BCSN). NV dominated at the kick off. Despite strong goal keeping from both teams early in the game, Scharfenberg beat three defenders to put one past the SJJ keeper only 10 minutes in. The Cats held onto their 1-0 lead going into the half. In the second half, Pietrykowski redirected and headed a ball crossed from Scharfenberg into the back of the net. NV rose to a 2-0 victory with 9-0-1 record.

Following a huge victory over the Titans, the Cats traveled to Strongsville, Ohio for the Strongsville Invitational Tournament. NV was among five other teams invited to play in the weekend tournament. The Cats began with Mentor on Saturday at Foltz field. A game-deciding goal came off a cross from Keefe to Scharfenberg for the finish in the back of the net. The Cats ended the first day , 1-0 win. On Sunday NV faced the

Strongsville Mustangs. About 17 minutes into the game Scharfenberg set up Cooperider for a goal. NV took an early 1-0 lead going into the first half of the match. In the second half, returning the assist, Cooperider found Scharfenberg who would score NV’s second goal of game. The Cats improved to a record of 11-0-1 after defeating the Mustangs 2-1. The Cats returned home to play Bowling Green and they easily won 8-0.


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Boys Water Polo season comes to close Staff Writer The Sylvania Boys Water Polo team is working to improve before regionals, according to their Coach Sarah Huey. “It has been like a roller coaster. We had our ups and downs, but as a new team, we have come a long way with a solid senior core and a great bench,” said senior Zach McClurg. “But we have been working hard and I think we can pull it together and surprise some people at Regionals.” The Kilbourne Wolves defeated the Sylvania Water Polo in Sylvania’s second game of the St. Francis Knight Invite. Sylvania won the opening sprint off, after a quick Sylvania turnover, the Wolves charged down pool and scored within the first few seconds of the game. With an assist from McClurg, junior hole set Matt Cechner put one past the Wolves goalie to make the score 3-1. With 3:45 left in the second quarter, a Wolves point player got a break away but Southview senior goalie Andy Striph made a spectacular save, which pumped up the Sylvania bench. Senior Mico Cordero scored his second goal of the game with a backhand shot in the lower left corner. In the fourth quarter Sylvania picked up the intensity. Striph made a couple of fantastic saves to keep the score at 17-7.

Photo courtesy of Sarah Huey PROTECTING THE BALL from the defense is senior captain Michael Ward. The team played Huron High School from Michigan at the Ohio Cup. With six seconds left in the game Striph passed the length of the pool to Cechner who scored an exciting breakaway goal. The game ended, 17-8 in the Wolves’ favor. Sylvania Water Polo lost an uneven game to the Napoleon Wildcats on Tuesday at the Northview Natatorium.

Despite the loss, Sylvania had some dazzling plays. Early in the second quarter Sylvania was losing handily. Goalie Striph passed the ball to McClurg who threw a beautiful ball right to Cechner on the right driver side, he shot and just as it looked a little low Cordero tipped it past the Napoleon goalie.

The most resounding play in the game came with eight seconds left, McClurg launched the ball from threequarters pool and placed it in the top right corner. Despite a rousing end to the game, Sylvania just could not find a winner in this 10-5 scrum against Napoleon.

Football looks for second win Staff Writer Northview Football fought hard, but still came up with losses against Anthony Wayne and Perrysburg. NV played Springfield at home on September 12. They were up against a potent Springfield offense lead by Eric Page. The Cats were unable to pull off the win, losing 17 - 39. NV was at home against the Jackets on September 19 to take on the Anthony Wayne Generals. NV’s defense was

much changed, dropping a cornerback out of the defense and adding another tackle up front. The defense was altered to help stop the run. NV came out strong in the first quarter, leading 7-3 early. However, NV began to collapse and Anthony Wayne lead 24-10 at half time, after they broke some huge runs on the NV defense. In the second half, the Wildcats did not hold up well. AW was able to tack another 25 points on the Cats and NV’s offense was only able to score seven more against the General defense. NV ended up losing the game 59-17. Key players included senior Ryan Cortez on defense and junior Ryan

Kremchek on offense, both having outstanding games. After the loss, the Cats traveled to Perrysburg. The Cats started out on offense, but quickly gave the ball up on a turnover, resulting in a Perrysburg touchdown early. The Yellowjackets were able to break down the NV defense, performing well on key third down plays over and over again. “The defense played pretty well, but we kept letting them break big plays on third down, which hurt our chances to win,” said junior Scott Goellnitz. NV went into the locker room at half time down 30-10.

NV came out much better in the second half. The offense was able to tack on another 10 points and the defense only allowed 14 more against the high powered PB offense. Despite the great effort in the second half, the Cats fell to Perrysburg 44-20. The key player on defense was sophomore Zach Ryder, who had 13 tackles, he said, “Getting all of those tackles against Perrysburg felt great, I was glad that I could help the defense do it’s job.” On offense, Ryan Cortez ran for 118 yards on 23 carries and threw two touchdowns, one to senior Ryan Yockey and the other to senior Mike Epstein.

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