BOYS’ SOCCER WINS STATE!
The varsity boys’ soccer team played a tough match versus Cedarburg Saturday, November 1 but pulled off a 4-3 win in a shootout to win the Division 2 state title.
“It is an unbelievable feeling that I will tell my kids about one day!” -senior midfielder Shaw Storey
Senior goalkeeper Jere Bauer’s game winning save. Photo by Colin McReavy.
“This means so much to me. All the work and effort that was put into this season and every last detail we perfected just paid off. It was such a pleasure to work with everybody and be a part of this awesome program. We made so many memories that will never be forgotten. It was unreal.”
Seniors celebrate the win. Photo by Kyra Wooldridge.
-junior defender Spencer Pearson
“To me, the victory shows that we were able to accomplish what a lot of people didn't think we could after losing in the first round last year. I also think Oregon soccer will keep getting more and more popular after what we were able to accomplish this season.” -senior midfielder Sam Mosiman
Many fans support the team. Photo by Kyra Wooldridge.
“It was crazy to see how much support we had throughout Oregon. It was an incredible feeling to know that a whole school and town was supporting us and had our backs. For the senior class, there is no better way to end a high school career than winning a state title, and we were proud to be one of the few to do it.” -senior defender Jon Conduah
New club promotes healthy life choices for student athletes By: Larissa Root and Tori Swenson
Panthers Committed seeks to promote an all hold themselves to the code.” around healthy lifestyle for athletes, performers and all Members from Panthers Committed are hoping students. that if they can bring in athletes from many different “Panthers Committed is a student run organiza- sports the idea will catch on throughout the school. tion for athletes and performers “I hope that people see that wish to hold themselves to a the benefits of staying away from higher standard,” said Technoldrugs and alcohol during a sports ogy and Engineering teacher and season and get inspired to make Panthers Committed co-adviser the same choices in their lives,” Ned Lease. “Our mission is to said junior Riley Rosemeyer. maximize our performance po “We will eventually tential in all OHS Activities and provide all members with the clubs by holding ourselves strictresources they need to make ly to the code as well as striving choices that help them reach their for a higher level of excellence in goals,” said Lease. everything we do.” This summer Miller, Miller, Rosemeyer, and Schneider at the Life These athletes seek to Rosemeyer and senior Jackson of an Athlete conference in Lake Placid, NY. create a lifestyle that can help Schneider attended the Life of an Photo submitted by Janell Thom-Schneider. them to be the best athletes that Athlete conference in Lake Placthey can be. This lifestyle includes working out regular- id, New York. During the conference, they were able to ly, staying away from drugs and alcohol, getting restful work with Olympic biathlete Tim Bur, and Life of an sleep, taking care of mental wellness, Athlete’s founder John Underwood. At succeeding academically and getting the conference, students from all over adequate nutrition in order to be in the the U.S. learned what it means to live a best possible physical and mental state healthy life in all facets of their lives. to achieve success. The students and advisers par The idea of wellness is not new took in many activities in order to to many students. A code for Oregon’s prepare them to start their new clubs, athletes has been in place for many many similar to Panthers Committed. years. Although this code has helped to “This lifestyle is something that hold athletes to a higher standard, some I am personally invested in. I coach athletes have fallen through the cracks. track and field as well as wrestling” “We know several students are said Lease. “There is enough talent breaking the code” said counselor and and commitment to achieve at a higher Art by Loran Schultz. Panthers Committed co-adviser Janell level. I think we can always strive for Thom-Schneider. “Some kids don't take it seriously being better than we have been.” which can be difficult for students who do wish to up-
Interested in joining Panthers Committed?
Contact Mr. Lease, Mrs. Thom-Schneider, or any member of Panthers Committed. The club meets biweekly on Thursday mornings.
OHS seeks to combat alcohol abuse
By: Sebastian Scheller According to the fall sports survey, 76% of OHS fall with AOD problems. athletes suspect their teammates abuse alcohol. “They can come talk to me. That’s why I’m here,” Alcohol can ruin the effects of three days of exer- Barleen said. “If they are … struggling with … addictions, cise. Thirty one percent of student athletes agree that the then we can work on resources for that. But on that point, majority of them use alcohol and other drugs (AOD), as a this is the place to come confidentially. I don’t tell parents, 2013 fall sports survey of nearly 300 athletes police officers, administration.” reports. The Red Ribbon Campaign is supposed to One in four fall “Alcohol abuse is a huge problem in support families in growing up a drug free athletes said that the Wisconsin,” said Student Assistance Program youth. consequences for “Bringing awareness to it and education Coordinator Lisa Barleen. Alcohol affects everyone, but athletes alcohol abuse are helps people realize how it affects your liver especially suffer from the impacts of alcohol and your brain – maybe they wouldn’t drink,” not harsh enough. said School Resource Officer Jeremy Hatfield. on their performance – at practice and therefore at meets. “I think that’s great. People should listen to “It slows their body down,” said Athwhat the facts are.” letics Administrator Michael Carr. Panthers Committed (see previous page) is also a Alcohol slows down muscle recovery. Furthermore, new club aimed at combating this problem. And so far, the liquors, beer and wine cause dehydration. Once dehydrated, many changes have made a difference. the risk for cramps and muscle pulls increases. Drinking five The fall sports survey can already record improveservings of beer affects the brain as well as physical activity ments over the last year. Now, 53% of athletes agree that for the following three days and can nullify the effect of the signing the “code of conduct” helps prevent the use of AOD workout. by athletes in school. On top of that, according to the fall sports survey, “The 31% that say most students use alcohol and 83% of fall athletes agree that if athletes on their team use drugs, that’s an improvement since 2012,” said Carr. alcohol and/or other drugs, it will have negative effects on However, there are still student athletes that may get team morale. caught drinking and suffer consequences from the police de “When you’ve got a team sport or partment as well as from the school district. “When I look at any activity, you’ve got people depending on The code of conduct makes athletes sit out athletic performance you,” said Barleen. “That loss of three days 25% of the season schedule the first offense. of practice that could have increased your and alcohol, it’s ille- “We have had a couple students in abilities…could have put you on the winning gal,” Carr said. “You the last year who understood the gravity of side.” their mistakes,” said Carr. shouldn’t be doing The impact of alcohol on athletic Seventy four percent of athletes it anyway because agree with the policy that self reports shall performance is especially obvious when hung over. you’re breaking the be acknowledged and therefore reduce the “Alcohol influences balance, reacconsequences (sit out only 15% of the season law.” tion times, motor skills and information,” schedule for the first offense). In addition to Carr said. “If students are hung over, they obviously can’t that, the police will write a ticket of $ 132.90 if they find a compete very well the next day.” student drinking. Besides short-term effects, there are also long-term “Each time it goes up,” Hatfield said. “If … you are impacts. Students who drink regularly are more likely to de- caught drinking, it’s your fourth offense: $ 705.00.” velop addiction problems later on in their life. If the school learns about a fourth violation against “[Alcohol] increases … [student athletes’] risk of the code of conduct, it will remove the student from any athhaving addiction problems because it changes the brain in letic activities for the rest of the athlete’s school career. In its developing,” Barleen said. “If they start at a younger age, spite of that, every one in four fall athletes said that the conit’s now showing that it’s four times more likely that they sequences for alcohol abuse are not harsh enough. have addiction issues as adults.” In any case, drinking under the age of 21 is illegal. Oregon High School tries to solve the underage “When I look at athletic performance and alcohol, drinking issue in several ways. Barleen can help students See “Alcohol abuse” on next page.
OHS adopts Project Unify with big hopes
By: Jackson Schneider The new program lead by OHS Student Council sights are set on. promotes complete student involvement between students “If we can dominate fans in the stands this year, we with intellectual disabilities and the rest of the OHS com- can focus on bigger things down the road,” said OHS teachmunity at sporting events and beyond. er and Student Council advisor Juanita Social inclusion is one thing Weinert. “[Project Unify] gives many people take for granted. For some, The program was started when students with intellectual it’s not that simple. Many students with Weinert, along with other members of intellectual disabilities struggle to fit in disabilities the opportunity the OHS faculty, met with members of at times. Project Unify hopes to focus on to make connections with the Special Olympics Organization last limiting this occurrence. to discuss extending Project Unify other students,” said Ried. spring One main area Project Unify to Oregon. They were presented an op“It also helps other stuhopes to promote inclusion is at sportportunity to apply for a grant, with which ing events. First off, the program indents realize that students the were awarded. As far as implementcludes OHS students cheering on Spewith intellectual disabili- ing the program to OHS, Student Council cial Olympics athletes at competitions. has taken it under its wing. ties aren’t that different.” “We have unique group of leaders Members closest to this new effort are sticking with small goals to start. with great ideas that will help spread the “I just hope to see a few kids in the stands,” said word,” said Weinert. OHS special education teacher and Special Olympics coach This past spring, Weinert took leaders of the group Elisa Ried. Having been volunteering with Special Olym- to a Project Unify training to learn about the program. pics since 1994, Ried is excited about the effects it will have “After learning more about it, we really wanted to around school and at events. take on this great cause to unify the school,” said senior and “It gives students with intellectual disabilities the student council president Jess Nankivil. “It’s a great idea that opportunity to make connections with other students,” said can have a lasting effect on an unlimited number of lives.” Ried. “It also helps other students realize that students with Hopes of huge accomplishments for the program in intellectual disabilities aren’t that different.” the future are easy to come by. This is a positive sign in all Another way to encourage unity is through “Fans in aspects. With the help of student council, Project Unify aims the Stands.” This entails students with intellectual disabili- to take off across the entire school. ties cheering on varsity sports along with the rest of the OHS “Eventually, my hope is it won’t have to be a club,” student body such as boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball and said Ried. “It will just be a connected student body all of the hockey. A united student section is one of the main goals time.”
“Alcohol abuse,” continued from previous page it’s illegal,” Carr said. “You shouldn’t be doing it anyway because you’re breaking the law.” And yet, according to the fall sports survey, 29% of fall athletes agree that although parents sign the code of conduct, they are willing to host the parties that include alcohol despite the hefty consequences. Parents who host will be charged up to $2,000. The purpose of all these consequences is to prevent student athletes from drinking and all together performing better. “By decreasing your performance by the use of alcohol, you’re hurting your whole team,” Barleen said. “And that’s why it affects everyone.”
Special Olympics facts It was founded in 1968. It is the world’s largest sports organization. More than 4.2 million athletes participate. Over 170 countries take part in the games. It contains 32 Olympic-style summer and winter sports.
New faces appear at OHS By: Liz Auer and Cassidy Nikolai
There are many new faces this year at Oregon High School. Ten new teachers joined the OHS staff at the beginning of this year. In the next few issues, we will be introducing
Gwen Lister Paraprofessional
What was your first job? My first job was babysitting in the summer. Then I became a lifeguard and car hop at an A&W. Where did you go to school? I graduated from UW-Oshkosh
Scott Mirkes English teacher
Mirkes spent his first year of college at Oglethorpe University playing baseball, then finished his education at Carroll University. What do you like about Oregon so far? The staff is good; they care about teaching, and most of all they care about kids. For all the complaining kids do sometimes about how bad their school is, it’s pretty good here. It’s a good place to be and you kids are very lucky to be where you are.
them; we look forward to helping everyone get to know these teachers a little better.
in PE and health, then earned my came back. I love Oregon. Masters at UW-Whitewater in Education - Professional Devel- Do you have any hobbies? opment. I play golf and like to garden. I also like music and am trying to Where did you grow up? get back to playing piano. I grew up in Oregon and went to school here. I also got my first What are your favorite sports? teaching job here at OHS. We I like all sports, especially Badmoved away for several years and gers football and basketball.
Do you have any hobbies? You mean when I’m not teaching, coaching and trying to catch up on sleep? I read, I like to work out and go running. Other than that, there’s not a whole lot of time to do other stuff. What is your favorite thing about teaching? The kids. When I was in college still, I had a teacher who taught at Waukesha Catholic Memorial and she always said - no matter what people always asked her what she taught - she always said kids. It doesn’t matter what you taught,
Natalie Geenen Paraprofessional
Geenen is a graduate of Ripon College. She is currently working as a Special Education Paraprofessional. What do you like about Oregon so far? I live on the West side of Madison so I like coming to Oregon to get out of the city.
you build relationships and try to help kids get where they need to go, or where they want to go. Do you have any weird habits? I have a touch of obsessive compulsive disorder where when I read a book, I have to highlight in alternate colors all the time, and they have to be in the same order, so I always have to alternate between blue and orange. What are your favorite sports? Playing baseball was my favorite but coaching football is my favorite.
Do you have any hobbies? I like to hang out with my boyfriend, friends and family, sports, watch movies, go to concerts, puzzles and travel. What is your favorite thing about teaching? My favorite thing about teaching is working with students with special needs.
What are your favorite TV shows or movies? I have a couple favorite TV shows: “FRIENDS,” “Walking Dead,” ”Grey’s Anatomy,” “True Blood,” and “Pretty Little Liars.” What are your favorite sports? Football, softball, volleyball, baseball, basketball. Do you have any weird habits? Doing things in even numbers.
Foreign friends arrive at OHS By: Sebastian Scheller and Tori Swenson
Hailing from across the Atlantic Ocean, students from Denmark, Lebanon and Germany join us to be featured in this month’s issue of Paw Print. Scan this code with your mobile phone to discover where our new exchange students come from! (QR Codes is registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.)
Sebastian Scheller (left)
From: Germany Grade: Junior Who are you staying with? I stay with the Haglund family.
What made you want to come here? I came to the U.S. with my family last year. Since then, I have wanted to know what life is really like in the states. How is school different in your country? In Germany, we don’t have as many choices. We choose whether we want to focus on languages or on science, so we usually stay together with the same people. How do you like the food here? I am always trying to hold myself back from eating too much because there is good food everywhere. One of the best things here is the Spaghetti Dinners with Cross Country. What is your favorite class? I really enjoy Multimedia because I can’t learn about making movies in a regular class in Germany. Are you joining any sports teams? Unfortunately, the Cross Country season is almost over. I’m doing cross country skiing at a club in Middleton. Do you plan on joining any clubs? I am a member of DECA and Model UN. They are interesting and fun at the same time.
Photo by Tori Swenson.
Mathias Gregersen (center)
Hussein Badran (right)
From: Denmark Grade: Junior Who are you staying with? The McCartney family.
From: Lebanon Grade: Junior Who are you staying with? The wonderful, magnificent Temte family.
What made you want to come here? I thought it would be fun to see another culture. I’ve heard a lot of people say it’s an awesome experience.
What made you want to come here? I just liked the idea.
How is school different in your country? The periods are longer (1.5 hours) and we are with the same class almost all of the time.
How is school different in your country? Our school is more disciplined and our hours are longer. Students have more freedom here and have a lot of ways to get involved in great activities.
How do you like the food here? I like the food, it’s really good. It’s like the food at home but a lot greasier.
How do you like the food here? School food is very greasy. Homemade food and actual restaurant food (as in not junk food) is [best].
What is your favorite class? I like strength and conditioning.
What is your favorite class? Choir
Are you joining any sports teams? I have been playing soccer, and thinking about swimming in the winter. I’ll probably join a sport in the spring too.
Are you joining any sports teams? I’m done with soccer and I’ll probably join swimming.
Do you plan on joining any clubs? I have been thinking about the play and drama club.
Do you plan on joining any clubs? Drama, diversity, and I’m doing school of rock.
Share your holidays with GSA
By: Anna Schultz Holidays are all about being happy, getting along with one another and enjoying a great meal. Oregon High School’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) will be holding a holiday dinner for students of the community and their guests, along with students from other surrounding communities who are in need of a safe and caring place to sit down and enjoy a well prepared meal. “The student members of Oregon High School’s GSA had the idea, they know that the holidays can be stressful if someone doesn’t feel supported by their family” said math teacher and GSA co-advisor Lauren Lebwohl. “The holidays are a time when all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression, should be surrounded by a loving a supportive family.” “Anyone and everyone is allowed to come. We are inviting GSA’s from all around the area and GSAFE, (a local proactive group that stands for GSA for safe schools) but anyone and everyone is invited” said GSA member and junior Julie Gulling. Oregon GSA is hoping many people will arrive at their dinner, and give them the chance to experience that Oregon’s GSA is not just a club, that they are there to help and support people from all around the area. The Oregon GSA is holding a pie fundraiser in order to afford the cost of purchasing and preparing food for the dinner. Members sold apple pie, pumpkin pie and chocolate chip cookie pie. All pies were made by GSA members in the high school and the money from the fundraiser will be going towards the meal itself. The holiday dinner is a potluck as well. People are invited to bring any kind of food dish to pass along the table, though it is not mandatory. GSA members are excited to host such an important dinner, especially because they are taking a big step towards inclusion among the Oregon community. “It was originally started to invite students in the community who don’t have a place to spend the holiday,” said guidance counselor and GSA co-adviser Joan Karls.
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“I’m really excited about this, it’s something our GSA came up with on our own and it’s a big accomplishment for us,” said GSA member and junior Haley Peterson. “Hopefully if it goes well we will plan on doing something like this again in the future.” Members of GSA came up with the idea of the holiday dinner so they can give people who may not want/able to spend the holiday with their family, people who don't have a family, or anything of the sort. GSA wants to give people a nice and safe place to sit down and eat a good meal, and be able to share the holidays with one another knowing that they are all accepted. Gulling said that the basic concept of the dinner is to provide “a friendly atmosphere to people who may not have a ‘family’ on this very family orientated holiday” and to create a fun social gathering for all and their acquaintances. “Community is all about family. We want to create a safe and caring celebration where all individuals are valued and welcomed” said Lebwohl. Oregon GSA is hoping that the holiday dinner will bring a hopeful and positive impact on the community, bringing people together and have them knowing that there are people here to care, help and support others. “The dinner will help be able to bring people together like a family, get along and feel that they can trust someone and be cared for, and vice versa” said GSA member Haley Peterson. “Not everyone can or want[s] to spend time with their family [during the holidays], so we thought that our GSA would be a great family and be able to bring together everyone and build better relationships.” “Small or large, we are really excited to host this event,” said Lebwohl. The meal will be held on Sunday, December 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at a location to be determined. Contact Lebwohl for more information. “We would love to make this an annual event” said Lebwohl.
The Skinny By: Miranda Mellen
• Practicing magic is punishable by up to five years in prison in Israel. • More money is printed daily for the Monopoly game than by the U.S. Treasury. • The first U.S. Minimum Wage Law was instituted in 1938. The minimum wage was 25 cents per hour. • The average cost of a movie ticket in 1940 was 24 cents. • Colgate’s first toothpaste came in a jar. • Walt Disney World generates about 120,000 pounds of garbage every day. • MySpace was purchased by News Corp for $580 million in 2005 and sold by News Corp for $35 million in 2011. • The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia, at just 1.75 square miles. • The coldest temperature ever measured on Earth was -129 Fahrenheit (-89 Celsius) at Vostok, Antarctica, on July 21, 1983. • The average American consumes over 28 pounds of bananas each year.
Facts courtesy of weirdfacts.com.
Yoga club stretches into OHS By: Kyra Wooldridge When seniors Eliza Neidhart, Participants will be able to learn Rebekah Zerbe and Jessica Nankivil different types of yoga. The girls all plan asked English teacher Samantha Brenner on alternating running the meeting too if she would supervise the yoga club, she so participants will be able to learn and was more than willing. grow with their peers. Yoga is a healthy source of ex- “I plan on running yin yoga ercise and the club will be beneficial to class, which really focuses on flexibility its members. and stretch“Yoga club is ing. Rebeka going to imand Eliza will prove flexibildo more of the ity and relieve hot yoga or stress. After power flow.” each meet Their ing you can first meeting expect to feel took place strong, flexNov. 1, and ible and en20 out of the ergized,” said 60 students Zerbe. All that signed up ability levels at the club fair are welcome. participated. “This Brenner hopes will be a safe, to have innonjudgmen- Students improve their flexibility at the first meeting. structors from tal place to try something new, so do not local yoga establishment Firefly to lead worry about ability levels,” Brenner said. the sessions in the future. It’s not an ex This type of exercise will be pense to the club because they’re teachfairly new to some students, but Zerbe is ers-in-training so they need the hours excited to share toward their her knowledge certification. with newcom Yoga Club ers. meets the first “ I and the third wanted to share Friday of each the benefits of month from yoga with other 6:45am-7:30am. students and in “People can exspire other stupect to have fun, dents through try something yoga. [Eliza, new, or hone Jess] and I have skills they alStudents work on their warrior poses. all been practicready possess,” ing yoga together for the past year and said Brenner. “They can also expect a we wanted to share our love of the prac- little workout to start Friday off right!” tice with our peers.”
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Fifteen and not pregnant, obviously. Reflections of a temporary teenage father
By: Sean Bull Some of you may have heard, There were even some physical chang456 N. Perry Parkway and yes it’s true, I became a father last es. Midway through the day, my back Oregon, WI 53575 month. It’s been a relatively low-key started to hurt, and I think my hairline Phone: 608-835-4418 affair, (Is ‘affair’ a good word choice in may have even receded a little. OHSPawPrint@gmail.com this situation?) All this heck, no one occurred in the even congratufirst six hours lated me, which of not even havEditorial Board: they totally ing a real baby, Zach Bonno would have if I which got me Sean Bull was thirty five thinking: What and married! if aging is psyCarissa Goodwick The inequity is chological? Miranda Mellen sickening, re All the Ian Schultz ally. things that hapLoran Schultz Alright, pened to me Maddie Smith fine. I was a fawere things that Mack Tubridy ther for thirty happen to dads Corey Wurtzbacher hours to a roin their forbot baby from ties, and they Health class, only happened but as far as I’m because I was Photography: concerned, it’s pretending to be Liz Auer the same thing. a dad in my forSean Bull There were acties. Could this Cassidy Nikolai tually a lot of It's the night before the baby activates, and the work in the opTori Swenson similarities be- lack of a fashion sense is already in full effect. posite way? Photo submitted by Sean Bull. tween how I Can I, responded and when I’m achow I’ve been told real fathers react to tually forty, simply believe and make Art: their newborns. myself fifteen again? I don’t know, but Loran Schultz As soon as my “fathering pe- I intend to find out. I’ll get back to you riod” commenced, I began to suspect in thirty years. Or, if you’re reading this that I had made a huge mistake, and I in the distant future, come find me. I’ll started looking for ways out of my pre- be the guy hobbling down the sidewalk dicament. I spent most of my day al- trying to yell YOLO, but failing beAdvisor: Ms. Abby Riese ternating between caring for the baby cause my and working at a computer. (Adults call dentures Follow us! Paw Print is a public forum for student this “their job,” I call it “homework.” keep fallexpression -- the editorial board makes It’s just a minor difference.) Any fash- ing out. content decisions. Views or opinions printed in Paw Print do not represent the ion sense I once possessed was obliterated, and I had a strange desire to views of OHS administration, staff, or OHSPawPrint the student body as a whole. eat high-fiber/low-cholesterol cereals.
“Wolf of Wall Street” is a top-notch read! By: Ian Schultz The first thing you should know before you pick up a copy of “The Wolf of Wall Street” is that this is an autobiographical, tell-all memoir written by Jordan Belfort, the real life Wolf of Wall Street. With nothing to hide, he tells all of his ridiculous escapades, ranging from how he spent $26,000 on a dinner to the details of his drug and alcohol addiction. If you are looking for a constantly fun, entertaining read, then “The Wolf of Wall Street” is the book for you. Quick plot summary: In the 1990’s, Jordan Belfort ran the infamous Stratton Oakmont investment firm, making him the ultimate kingpin of Wall Street. With all the money flowing into his life at such a young age he spent simultaneously, broke laws, and lived like a king. Yet living the high life to the extreme would catch up with him, causing his fall into corruption, crime, and the involvement of the FBI. What originally attracted me to this book was the news that Martin Scorsese was turning this epic story into a movie. Him being my favorite director, I had to run to the store right away to pick up this novel. Boy, am I glad I did. “The Wolf of Wall Street” is one of the craziest, most dysfunctional, and most fun stories I have ever read. It blends hilarity and outrageousness with thrills and crime, making it almost impossible to put down. Jordan tells us about his hard partying days, dodging the law, his family life, and lots of other ridiculousness. Even though practically all of these things are terrible to do, it makes the book
a guilty pleasure. To be short, his life is as he refers to it, is the “Lifestyles of the Rich & Dysfunctional.” At parts I would forget that this was non-fiction after hearing such extreme stories. There is no doubt that groups of people would be opposed to this read, due to his inappropriate activities and excessive spending. This is definitely a success story, but not one to be proud of. What the underlying message is here is that people will do whatever to takes to make money and live what they believe is the American Dream. One of the things that surprised me the most about the book was the amount of detail Jordan was willing to go into. He spilled almost everything, such as all of his illegal activities including stock fraud and money laundering to flying a helicopter while intoxicated. To me, this is what sets “The Wolf of Wall Street” apart from so many other books I’ve read, and it’s the reason why I loved it so much. It’s willing to share the dirtiest details in order to inform, all while keeping the reader entertained. This book is definitely a skewed perspective of what it takes to get to the top and it is a novel that I would recommend to everyone. It is a riveting page-turning memoir that I, and hopefully you, will never be able to forget. With the film in the hands of legendary director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, I can guarantee it will make for some top-notch big screen entertainment. Rating: four out of four stars.
“Carrie” remake does not disappoint By: Corey Wurtzbacher
“Carrie” is a horror movie about a 16-year-old girl who lives with her extremely controlling mother. This girl is very unpopular already, but when she first experiences a major life event in front of many other girls in a locker room, she is distraught. As if this weren’t enough, she has been gifted with the power of telekinesis, which she unleashes on her classmates in a fit of fury. “Carrie,” which is based on the book by Stephen King and was originally made into a movie in 1976, is heart racing, horrifying, and gripping. I was so into the movie, I
was sitting at the edge of my seat. One criticism I have is that Chloe Grace (Carrie) is supposed to play an unpopular, pimpled, and somewhat ugly woman (as portrayed in the book and in the original movie), but in this movie Grace’s Carrie is gorgeous. The casting was not as believable as the original, when Carrie was played complexly by Sissy Spacek. But otherwise, Grace plays her role fantastically. Rating: four out of four stars.
Two CC girls run their way to state By: Skyln Tibbals This year, two girls’ cross country runners worked their way to state. The WIAA Division 1 state cross country qualifiers were senior Valerie Jones and sophomore Emma Hughes. Head coach Doug Debroux was very happy with the season. “The season ended as well as it possibly could,” said Debroux. “Most kids ran their best races of the season either at conference or at sectionals.” Debroux attributes much of the team’s success to the teamwork. “Without a doubt, the success of this season starts with, and is a direct reflection of, the senior leadership,” said Debroux. “This year's seniors demonstrated, every single day, the dedication expected of an Oregon girl CC runner.” Debroux was confident Jones and Hughes were prepared to perform their best at state. “They [were] both prepared from years of daily preparation (summer and winter running, and learning to
truly race from distance in track),” said Debroux. Jones and Hughes were both excited they made it to state. “It felt awesome because in the beginning of the season...it wasn't even something I thought I could do,” said Hughes. “I definitely surprised myself when it came to sectionals and I realized that I really did want to go to state. Just the fact that I made it was pretty crazy to me.” “It was great,” said Jones. “I got third at sectionals so I knew that I made it to state right away. It was nice to know that all the work that I did in the summer paid off.” Both girls attribute their success to their hard work. “I think the practices and hard work in training definitely paid off,” said Hughes. “I wouldn't have been able to get to state if I hadn't been giving my all during practices.” “I ran a lot during the summer so it set me up for the season on the right foot,” said Jones. Jones placed 124 out of 189 girls at state and Hughes placed 151.
Volleyball spikes its way to sectionals By: Skyln Tibbals The varsity girls’ volleyball team lost to Burlington at sectionals on October 31. Despite their loss, head coach Kristen Kluck believes they had a successful season by working together with confidence and having a strong crowd of fans cheering them on. Burlington was the second seeded team in the sectional, so the team knew that playing them would be a tough match. Oregon lost all three games against Burlington. The first was a close 21-25, the second 10-25, and the third 1325. “Our first game we started off strong, and only lost by [four] points,” said senior co-captain and outside hitter Maddy Gits. “Our second and third game was a struggle for that we could not get a pass, however walking off the court at the end of the game our team had no regrets.”
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During the season, the team made it a priority to become a strong and successful team. “The girls made it their focus this season to take it one point at a time,” said Kluck. “We set small goals at practice as well as during each match, and then build from there.” Working together and overcoming their loss at conference made the volleyball team determined to give it their all during sectionals. “I was really proud of how we all performed this season and how we worked together,” said Gits. “Although we didn’t place where we wanted to at conference, we put that all aside and tried to get as far as we could in our sectional game.”
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Aries- You easily get all fired up and ready for action when it comes to tending to your daily routines this month. Work out frustrations or troubling emotions by keeping active and getting a lot of fresh air and light this month. Pressures tend to ease from the 10th, and then even more so from the 22nd when your overall focus shifts to outgoing and positive.
Libra- You have the chance to truly improve the quality of your life by reworking spending, realistically assessing your talents, and recycling resources that you already have. Life becomes much less stressful after the 10th. This is not a month for putting yourself out there; it's more about gathering your resources, building your nest, and recharging your "batteries".
Taurus- Partnerships and significant relationships with others are in strong focus this month. Problems that have been previously swept under the carpet or held at bay have a way of emerging now. Certainly, a personal revelation can occur. Friendships take a more pleasing course this month, and dreams of the future that may have been tucked away now resume.
Scorpio- Self-involvement this month is actually quite natural and necessary. This is a time for relying on yourself, making important internal changes, and greeting the world with more confidence and a healthy level of entitlement. If you are looking to change your image, now is a good time to do so. But be cautious that the words you use to express yourself are constructive.
Gemini- November might be considered a time to get organized. This is a time when previous neglect of personal health or daily chores can come back to haunt you. Although routine matters can get boring at times, reworking and reorganizing these things can be very satisfying. Luckily, family members may be supportive.
Sagittarius- There is a lot going on behind the scenes for you this month. This is a time for making peace with the past. Because emotional issues can leave you distracted, it can be difficult to fully concentrate on the practical world. Whenever you can, take extra time for rest and recuperation.
Cancer- You're more confident about saying what you think and feel, and in fact, you could encourage others to open up through your own openness and enthusiasm this month. A lot of problems can be solved this month with communication. You tend to attract loving or supportive people into your life now. This is a great month for students and students of life.
Capricorn- Some of you could be ending or starting a friendship this month. Difficulties with friends begin to clear, slowly but surely, from the 10th forward. The 12th is an especially good time for resolving problems and accepting others for who they are. This month can be an especially sociable one for you. This is a time for really feeling comfortable in your own skin.
Leo- On the surface of things, the month may not seem to be as productive as most, but in fact you are building your nest, gathering your resources, and preparing for busier months ahead. Try not to feel pressured into making big decisions, as they may have to wait, at the very least until after the 10th. There may be a need to "get serious" about a personal matter.
Aquarius- There is a lot of activity in your career, ambition, and reputation sector this month. Responsibilities are magnified, and while it can be overwhelming and frustrating at first, it's a push to sort out professional matters and your relationship to the outside world. As well, you might have some difficulties expressing your wants, needs, and desires.
Virgo- While the month can get off to a rather hectic, scattered, and possibly difficult start, you're likely to end it feeling that you've accomplished a lot. Major decision making is best tackled after the 10th, when energy levels increase and indecisiveness no longer plagues you. Moderation and focus are keys to success now.
Pisces- With much energy in your sector of ideals, beliefs, and adventure this month, you could be in the position in which your beliefs are tested. You're coming back into your own and feeling more confident. You have people on your side this month, even if relations are sometimes heated. Horoscopes courtesy of cafeastrology.com