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-Devlin Klein Tribute -Foreign Exchange Students -New Staff Members -Boys Soccer

SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

20 acres of school forest awaits trim by

Ashley Gravunder

Very little has been done to the Pine Bluff area of the school forest since it was purchased in 1961. This fall, 20 of the 50 acres of the school forest, the Pine Bluff portion, will be harvested. Pine Bluff forest consists of hardwood, including red oak and big toothed aspen. The Pine Bluff forest has never been harvested, so the trees are at the dying age. “Many of the trees are old and are slowly falling down in wind storms or dying from disease,” environmental science teacher Pat Arndt said. “The management plan addresses these issues by clear cutting to allow healthy, young trees to flourish.” Pine Bluff also needs to be harvested to prevent the spread of tree diseases. “People often think forests that are unmanaged and completely left alone are healthy. In most cases, this is not true. Those forests often harbor and spread disease and contain numerous invasive species such as buckthorn and garlic mustard,” Arndt said. “The red oaks are being killed by oak wilt, a disease which

Photo: A. Gravunder The Pine Bluff portion, 20 acres of the school forest, will be harvested. There are several types of trees in this area including pine, oak and aspen. The harvest will take place in the fall and will take about a month to finish. spreads each year throughout the property.” The management plan for Pine Bluff is very similar to a clear cut, except not all of the trees will be harvested. “They are leaving mature trees to serve as a seed source for new trees,” school board member Paul Werch

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said. All school forest properties in the state of Wisconsin are managed by individual school districts and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “The school district is practicing forest management under our DNR plan, which we must follow as part

“How will the mascot change affect Homecoming?” “I think people will be sad that we are not the Indians anymore,” sophomore Kinsey Harmon said.

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“I think we will be more into Homecoming and have more school spirit,” junior Nathaniel Resop said.

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For 72 years, Berlin has celebrated Homecoming, and has been the Indians for even longer. Now that the mascot change is in progress, this is the last year classes celebrate Homecoming as the Indians. “Berlin is very unique when it comes to Homecoming,” Guidance Counselor Ann Ragus said. “You always see the classes (alumni) together.” While Homecoming is for reuniting alumni, it is also for the students. Every year, the students participate in a week of activities. “I am going to miss the dress up days so much, it let’s you be yourself!” senior Tabitha Eastberg said. Homecoming week will consist of dress up days, various activities, the Friday night football game and the dance.

Guidance Office receives new name

“I think everyone will wear all of their Indian stuff and go all out,” junior Emily Jones said.

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Newsbriefs The Guidance Office is now named Student Services. The change was made to inform students that they can use the office for more than just guidance. “We are entering the 21st century,” counselor Ann Ragus said. “We’re taking on a broader helping role for students.”

“It sucks that the mascot is changing, but now it is the time to show spirit!” junior Carly Standke said.

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of registered school forest property,” Werch said. The project plan is detailed and long-term. “The DNR professional foresters walk through each school forest property and write a comprehensive forestry management plan for the property,” Arndt said.

A classroom facility may be built in the school forest. “There are plans for a classroom facility, but it will be built once we raise enough money,” District Administrator Bob Eidahl said. Though the forest has never been cut, there have been controled burns. “The only previous management of Pine Bluff was prescribed fire at the top of the bluff to manage the native prairie and savannah habitat for the endangered Karner Blue butterfly,” Arndt said. The harvesting of the aspen, oak and pine will not take much time. “It will take a month or so to harvest,” Arndt said. The lumber will be sold to paper mills and logging companies. “The aspen can be sold for pulp to keep Wisconsin paper mills working,” Arndt said. “The district can sell the oak timber for hardwood saw logs.” The management plan will benefit the school forest in many ways. “In general, this is a very important process in order to keep the forest healthy, not only for the trees, but for the animals that live within the forest,” Werch said.

Dress up days

Monday- Extreme Weather Tuesday- Country Day Wednesday-Salad Dressing Day (Class Day) Thursday- Celebrity Day Friday- Red and Green

Football game at 7 p.m.

Berlin vs. Fox Valley Lutheran Dance will immediately follow the football game.

Although MaCaulay retired in June, she is back in her classroom. When MaCaulay heard that the district had no one to replace her, she wrote a letter offering to come back until another teacher was hired. “I could leave at anytime,” MaCaulay said. “I am basically acting as a long-term substitute until they find a replacement.” MaCaulay is ecstatic about returning to her classroom. “I’ll be the teacher who is smiling for the whole year because I am so happy to be back,” MaCaulay said. “I was not ready to retire.”

The Amy Hestir Student Protection Act revised

After much controversy over Missouri’s new “Facebook law,” lawmakers are considering a simplified version. Teachers may only be banned from using websites that enable exclusive access between teachers and students. The new bill will allow districts to come up with policies to “prevent improper communication” between faculty and students.

Mascot Update: School board meets about plan

As of Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), ordered that Berlin High School will have to change their Indian mascot by Sept. 16, 2012. A school board meeting was held on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. The mascot plan was explained and discussed during this meeting, even the fight to keep the mascot. The board voted that it was time to move on and start preparation for a new mascot.

A mascot selection committee made up of students, faculty, administrators and alumni will take suggestions for new mascot possibilities from the school and community. As of now, Principal Lynn Mork and Athletic Director Joe Brandl will chair this committee. After a several month process, a mascot retirement ceremony and the unveiling of the new mascot will take place in the spring.


Editorial New friend request, accept or deny? Students, teachers should not be Facebook friends There are some things that teachers should not know about their students and vice versa. Private lives need to be kept just that, private. This task can be a bit difficult when students and teachers add each other as friends on Facebook. Being Facebook friends gives teachers access to students’ inappropriate pictures and dramatic statuses, all very apparent aspects of the news feed. Students’ famous “teachers don’t have lives outside of school” theory would be destroyed once their private lives were exposed. On August 28, Missouri passed a law making it illegal for students and teachers to be friends on Facebook, making it the first state to do so. However, teachers and students are still able to communicate through fan pages and school-related groups. The bill was named the “Amy Hestir Student Protection Act,”

after a student who was sexually abused by her junior high teacher. The law was passed to prevent outside-of-school communication between students and teachers. Private messages can contribute to harassment and inappropriate relationships. Perhaps the new law will have a ripple effect on other states in the country, but students and teachers both have the ability to prevent the issue all together. It is not wrong for students to get along with their teachers, but certain boundries should be established. Imagine the Homecoming queen and the biology teacher grabbing a burger together after school. Weird, right? It is the same with Facebook. If it is unacceptable for teachers and students to be seen together in public, they probably should not be chatting on a social network either.

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Pre-Trip Prep by

Karnpal Cheema

A month into the school year is about as long as it takes for the average student to start dreaming of summer break, or any upcoming breaks for that matter. To cure the doldrums caused by central Wisconsin, many resort to vacations. The hardest part of a long awaited trip is often preparation for the trip itself. Not only is the anticipation of a remarkable, fun experience unbearable, the constant reminders of things such as when to leave and what to pack also take up some valuable realty in the noggin. Packing is one of the most important aspects

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Too many teenagers’ checks are spent before pay day even arrives. It is quite unfortunate that many of us have no self-control when it comes to money, but easy steps can be followed to start saving that hard-earned cash. 1. Keep money in “Da Bank!” Many teens collect their $200$300 dollar checks and rush to the bank, not to put the money in their savings, but instead to cash the entire thing and spend it in three days. This is obviously not the correct choice. Yes, we work hard, or maybe not, for our money and we do deserve to have some “fun money,” but not the entire check. Try this instead, fellow peers: take out enough money to

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Oh, dear. Why do my students expose me to such horrors? of every trip. When one is sitting on top of an overflowing 70-pound suitcase, attempting to close it, I highly suggest he rethink if he really “needs” everything he is so rigorously trying to shove into that poor suitcase. When flying, travelers should make sure to check their airline’s baggage policy. Airlines now enforce strict baggage fees and limit the amount of baggage a passenger can have. Before a trip, especially those traveling via air, there is a lot to keep track of. Confirmation numbers, gate numbers and departure times are just a few of the volumes of information one has to have on hand. If one is too high tech to simply write all of these things down, he should put them in a phone or iPod, so he has easy access to them during travel, they will be needed. Traveling without these vital pieces of information can cause uneccessary delays and hassle. No matter how one travels, he should always travel with valid photo ID. Whether traveling to Calumet County, California or Cancun, an I.D.

Photo: J. Krueger fill the gas tank and then an extra $15 for some spending money. Where does the rest go? Straight into the bank account, where it belongs. 2. Avoid wallet-robbing places Do not fall for the booming world of advertisements. Do not go on a shopping trip just to hang out in the mall with friends. We all know that no one leaves the mall emptyhanded. As an alternative hangout spot, go somewhere cheap. A cup of coffee costs $2 at a cafe or a visit to the park can be priceless; everything is free there! 3. Shop at thrift stores Every thrift store is a different adventure; one never knows what they will find. However, one thing that can be guaranteed: great deals. In some stores, namebrand clothing costs half the price. Or, if one wishes to keep up their counter-culture appearance, thrift stores also offer some “out-of-the-norm” clothing, as well. 4. Stop eating out for lunch every, single day McDonalds is probably the most successful business in town, and that should not be the case. Eat at school for most of the week, or, if you find school food absolutely disgusting, go home and eat. There is no charge! Going out to eat once or twice a week will not hurt, but every day will definitely put a dent in the savings. By following these simple rules, teens will be taking the first few steps towards being a smart saver.

can always help in a sticky situation. Whenever one leaves the country, he should always have a valid passport, even when it is not required. All-inclusive resorts abroad and cruises traveling to international destinations will ask for passport information before traveling, but travelers should still take passports. Being too prepared for a trip is hard to do. The backbreaking anticipation can easily be cured with the right preparation. Good luck and safe travels.

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In Memory: Devlin Klein I do not know where to begin, guy. We had so many memories and it’s hard to believe you are gone for good. You had the ability to make anyone laugh, and we will always miss that about you. You will always be missed and I wish you could see how big of an impact you had on all of us. Please keep an eye over us. Love ya, bud. -Andres Muñoz, Senior

You were a one of a kind student who made teaching so much fun. I will miss your smart remarks followed by that funny little smirk on your face. Looking back, I will remember you as a sarcastic kid that I could not be mad at for more than five minutes. I will always remember your sense of humor, and when I think of you I will have a smile on my face. You will forever live on in our hearts. -Nicole LeDioyt, Special Education Teacher It is going to be a lot different without you here, kid. You were my brother’s best friend since middle school and you have been like a brother to me. You will always be missed by my family. I guess for now we have to live life as much as we can without you, and we will see you sometime in the future. -Elliot Beulen, Junior

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Letter to the

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I have been late to first hour every morning for the past four weeks. Why is this? Because of the bell’s untimely ringing. The school’s clocks are two minutes faster than my house clocks and my phone clock. Everybody knows that phone clocks are set by a super accurate GPS. I do not know about anybody else, but I refuse to run off of the separate time zone that is our school.

Senior Austin Lemieux

Photo: D. Eggen The importance of our first amendment rights and the volumes of information we learned at the conference were the main topics of my closing speech.

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Karnpal Cheema

David Gregory, Judy Woodruff and former journalist and attorney general to Robert Kennedy, John Sigenthaler, were a number of the well known figures that 50 fellow prospective journalists and I had the honor to meet in Washington, D.C. Established to recognize future journalists, the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Conference took place at the Newseum in Washington, D.C from July 9 to 14, 2011. A student journalist from each state and one from D.C. was selected from a vast pool of applicants to

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You will always have a very special place in my heart. You were a good friend to everyone who knew and loved you. I will remember you most for your crazy aviator sunglasses, skinny jeans and those fashionable belts. You always dressed like a million bucks. I will also remember coming home from work and all the boys knew that they had to leave their shoes in the breezeway or the kitchen. Every time I saw the smallest pair sitting there, I knew that you were there. I will always remeber the very loud, head-banging music coming from my basement and wanting to say, “turn that down,” but instead, I just put up with the vibrating floor. Most of all, I will remember you for your beautiful face. It was completely perfect. -Karen Winkel, At-Risk Aide

Future journalists ‘Meet the Press’ in D.C.

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You were the coolest friend anyone could ever ask for. It did not matter what we were doing, you always made it fun. Some of the best times I had with you was when we did not do anything but chill playing video games. One of my favorite memories with you was the day before the accident when we went to my lakehouse to go jet skiing. Only one jet ski worked, though, so we had to ride together; it was probably one of the weirdest things I had Glad that I was your first Asian ever done with you. friend, if not, then your first Hmong I miss you so much. It will never be friend. Until then, best friend. I will see the same without you. you again! -Vong Vang, Senior -Your best friend, Austin Page, Senior

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receive a $1,000 scholarship along with an all-expense paid trip to the conference. Over the course of five days, the 51 students visited sites, met with famous journalists and, most importantly, learned about the vast and constantly evolving field of journalism. The young journalists visited Capitol Hill where they had a Q&A session with prominent members of the Capitol Press Corps. A session with White House Press Corps journalists and members of the president’s press office was also on the itinerary, followed by a tour of America’s House.

The group also sat in on a taping of “Meet the Press,” on July 10, with guests Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geitner and former presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty (R). The students visited the headquarters of Al Neuharth’s Creation, “USA Today.” After a tour of the facilities, the students had a discussion with Executive Editor John Hillkirk. The 51 students also had time to relax. The Freedom Forum, parent organization to the Free Spirit program and the Newseum, rented a yacht for the scholars to take a night time cruise on the Potomac. Near the end of the week, the students attended the State of the First Amendment Luncheon at the National Press Club. The Newseum also held a luncheon, featuring Freedom Riders Dr. Ernest Patton and Susan Wilbur, and one of the founders of the Freedom Forum, John Sigenthaler. The luncheon was followed by the graduation ceremony where medals were distributed. I had the honor of being one of two students chosen by our peers to give a speech about what our week meant to us. The Free Spirit and Journalism Conference provided an in-depth look at the world of journalism. “We had 16-hour days filled with relevant, important and interactive learning,” Sara Graybill (MT) said,“This conference helped us all become better journalists.”

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Amaya Bruce-Allington What have you enjoyed most about high school?

“The best part about high school are the sports and events like Homecoming, dress up days and Prom.” What subjects are you most interested in?

“I enjoy math, history, English, and I really like chemistry.” What college do you want to attend, and what will be your major?

“Marquette and La Crosse are my top two so far, but I am still undecided.” Tip for high school students:

“Do all your homework, study for tests and take good notes.”

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“Manage your time wisely and study hard.”

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Introducing new faces in administration, faculty

Whitney Fude is the new Family and Consumer Education teacher. She wanted to teach Family and Consumer Education because it was her favorite subject in high school. “I like working with kids,” Fude said. “Also, family and cooking skills are very important in life.” Fude was interested in meeting everyone because of being new to the school. “I was looking forward to meeting the students and staff and just being a part of the high school staff,” Fude said.

New to the school is Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Joe Brandl. Brandl decided to come to BHS because of its leadership and because he likes the area. “BHS is a nice school with a supportive staff,” Brandl said. Brandl is looking forward to seeing the students prosper academically and athletically. “I am looking forward to getting to know the students and watching them grow,” Brandl said. History teacher Mike Schiebel is not a new face at BHS, but is now filling a half time position. “I love that I am teaching at BHS even though it is only a half-time position. It is my goal to work toward a full time job,” Schiebel said. “After subbing in the area I found that this is the school I want to teach for because I had the chance to get to know the students and staff,” Schiebel said. Schiebel teaches freshmen and sophomores and is the Forensics Coach.

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Berlin is no stranger to foreign exchange students. One of the two exchange students is Mark Schoenheit from Stanmsdorf, Germany. Schoenheit wanted to come to the United States because he wanted to experience the American lifestyle. “I have always wanted to come to America because it always is seen on TV and it is the land of opportunity,” Schoenheit said. Schoenheit enjoys playing football and basketball. In his free time he also likes to hangout with his new friends and go see movies. “I thought that Berlin was going to be a little city with a bunch of cows and trees,” Schoenheit said. His host family, the Pompluns, have been keeping Schoenheit busy by helping him adjust to life in a small town. “Mark is adjusting well so far. We are very proud of him. He comes from a big city and when he wants to go out, or see a movie it is not close to our home,” Lanette Pomplun said. While Schoenheit gets to know his host family and adjusts to high school, he plans to keep busy with sports. “I am already on the football team, but I also want to play basketball and track in the spring. I really like to play football. We do not have that back in Germany,” Schoenheit said.

Eric Odden replaced English teacher Jodi Becker when she became the new Director of Instruction. Odden decided to come to BHS because it seemed like a good place to start. “Everyone was friendly, helpful and welcoming,” Odden said. “It felt like a good fit for me.” Odden is happy to be here and is looking forward to meeting more students and staff. By Anna Gravunder

The Average experience of a Berlin School District teacher is 14.54 years...these ones have a long way to go.

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Correa adjusts to American lifestyle by

Amaerani Torres

Correa is one of 78 students from Chile that had the opportunity to travel to another country and become a foreign exchange student. “I did not know what to expect about America, but I was ready for what was about to come,” Bastian Correa said before coming to Berlin High School. Correa had the option to go to any country in the world and experience living there for about a year. “I chose to come to America because English is the language of the world, and I wanted to learn it,” Correa said. When Correa arrived in America, he was assigned to stay with the Mattice family for part of the school year. Crystal Mattice was also a foreign exchange student in

2010-2011, in Italy. “I hope Bastian enjoys his time in America,” Sharon Mattice said. “He is a wonderful guest to have.” Although Correa misses his family, he is enjoying his stay. “Not much is different between America and Chile because I am used to the city life,” Correa said. “I can say people in Chile are different than Americans when comparing their personalities. Chilean people are more outspoken. They will say what is on their mind, unlike Americans who are more shy and do not say what they really think.” Correa also noticed that, unlike America, most people in Chile are either in the high social class or the low social class. In America, most people are middle class. Correa enjoys many things about America. “I love coming to school in

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America because it is fun and teachers are less strict,” Correa said. However, there is one thing Correa misses about home. “I miss the food my mom makes,” Correa said. “I am used to eating a lot of rice, seafood and meat.” A common Chilean dish Correa enjoys is curanto, which is cooked a couple meters under the ground and is made up of anything including shellfish, meat, potatoes, vegetables and fish. The dish is then covered with rhubarb leaves. Correa plans to return to Chile in July of 2012. Before he returns home, he hopes to meet new people and improve his English. “I also want to travel to Europe and study,” Correa said. As a career in the future, Correa would like to become a surgeon and to know at least three languag-

Photo: S. Mattice “I am glad I came to America and took this great opportunity because it is going to help me in the future,” Correa said, as he stands with host family, Sharon and Mike Mattice. es. Mattice is proud of Correa’s courage and ambition. “Bastian is an outstanding young man. To be just 16 years old and have the courage and poise

to travel the world is an amazing quality,” Mattice said. “We hope that Bastian continues to explore the world, and teaches others about his culture while learning about theirs.”

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Photo: EDGE Photography Senior foreign exchange student from Germany, Mark Schoenheit, takes the ball down the field against Oconto Falls. Schoenheit cannot wait to participate in other Berlin traditions including Homecoming and Prom. “We do not have many dances back home and it is fun to go to them,” Schoenheit said. Schoenheit noticed some other differences between Germany and the United States. “The people here are so much more friendly. Also, the cars and food are very different. There are a lot of trucks here, and so much fast food,” Schoenheit said. Schoenheit is focusing on his school work, as he wants to get the most out of the experience. “Berlin is a lot different from school in Germany because there are very long hours here,” Schoenheit said. “In our school, one day you could get done at 1 p.m. and the other 3 p.m.” Like every exchange student, Schoenheit must stay with a family in the Berlin School District. This

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Caleb dusts off his summer playlist for one final review. 10. “Cherub Rock” - Smashing Pumpkins: One of my obsessions of late is 90s alternative rock, and the Pumpkin’s album “Siamese Dream” sums up the genre pretty well. Hits like “Today” and “Cherub Rock,” with their fuzzed out guitars and raspy vocals, are more than enough to inspire one to dig out the flannel and cutoffs. 9. “Chinatown” - Kitten: Blending influences ranging from 90s dream-pop to indie rock, 15-yearold Chloe Chaidez bakes a sonic blend of alternative yumminess. 8. “English House” - Fleet Foxes: Although the Foxes just released a great new record, I found myself revisiting their first EP over the summer, specifically the track “English House,” valuing its nature-laden simplicity. 7. “Moon Crooner” - Egyptian Hip Hop: With its catchy bass line and seductive synth work, this song found itself rolling out of my tape deck all summer long. 6. “World at Large/Float On” - Modest Mouse: “Float On” has been a runaway hit since its release in 2004. Get the full auditory experience by listening to the track’s unofficial introduction, “World at Large,” a great song in its own right. 5. “Round and Round” - Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: After be-

ing “discovered” by Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label, lo-fi wizard Ariel Pink has polished his sound to a slightly more audience friendly fidelity. His songs, including “Round and Round,” now showcase a talent for songwriting once trapped in the murky depths of his early cassette recordings. 4. “Little Lover’s So Polite” Silversun Pickups: This LA group has always been a favorite of mine because of their ability to sound heavy and chill at the same time. “Little Lover’s So Polite” characterizes this sound perfectly, and the extra fuzzy solo at the end is the perfect icing on an already delicious musical cake. 3. “Wide Eyes” - Local Natives: OMG best song ever. Vaguely tribal inspired drums and soaring indie guitar grooves support “Wide Eyes” near the top of this prestigious list. 2. “What You Know” - Two Door Cinema Club: Clean single note guitar phrases and low rolling bass lines make this track, and debut album “Tourist History,” for that matter, a must listen. 1. “Underneath the Pine” Toro Y Moi: Chillwave artist Chazwick Bundick, under the stage name Toro Y Moi, is truly one of the most underrated songsmiths of our time. With his uncanny ability to weave intricate musical landscapes around memorable funk-infused bass riffs, Bundick presents one of the most impressive albums of the summer. Sunday: 9 AM–9PM

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Megan Roehl

The Little Corporal, located in downtown Green Lake, is known for its appeal to those who love high-class food in a cozy environment. I decided to check it out to see if this really was the case. As my fellow diner Emily Johansen and I pulled up, I real-

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At first I was skeptical about how a restaurant could produce high-quility food in such a short amount of time, but I was soon proven wrong. The spaghetti was marvelous. There was the perfect amount of rich sauce mixed with melted cheese and noodles. From the looks of Emily’s plate, I would say she liked her french toast, too. The only downfall was the fact that it was freezing in the restaurant. We wished that we had our winter coats. Patrons could also hear everything the cook and waitress were saying in the kitchen. Despite its chilly atmosphere, Little Corporal is still a gem in a small town. Not only do they serve great food, they also serve ice cream, milk shakes, coffee and donuts. I fell in love with this resturant and I cannot wait to go back.

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Arts & Entertainment

Roving Reporter: If you could only say one phrase the whole day and nothing else, what would it be?

“Hmmmm...let me think about that,” senior Emily Johansen said.

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You said it, we write it Oh, The Irony “Irony, what does that word mean?” history teacher Gary Knoke asked. “I’ll give you an example,” senior Vincent Owens said. “It’s like when someone eggs a chicken coop.”

Teacher Support? “Mrs. Wenig, you are supposed to support your students,” senior Steven Werch said. “Steven, please,” English teacher Amy Wenig said. “You know I only took this job to get rich.”

“Yeah girl... what?” junior Madeline Koster said.

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Books, whaaat? “You know, books?” Amy Wenig asked. “Those things on the shelves. They have pages in them.” “What website is it on?” senior Andres Munoz asked. Highest Grade While filling out technical college credit applications, computer teacher Luke Konrath said, “Write the highest grade completed in the box.” Freshman Stacie Klika asked, “Does an A+ count?”

in the Trunk

Ashley Gravunder

I was excited to watch “Soul Surfer” because it is a true story and involves an athletic comeback. Directed by Sean McNamara, it is an awe-inspiring film based on the true life story of surfer Bethany Hamilton. A Hawaiian surfer since the age of five, Hamilton (Anna Sophia Robb) was born to be in the ocean. After winning a surfing competition, she and her best friend Alana (Lorraine Nicholson) are picked up by sponsors. Hamilton soon decides to stay home from a planned mission trip to Mexico to prepare for her next competition. The choice alters her life. Hamilton travels with Alana and her family to their special training spot. When they take a break from surfing, Hamilton is pulled underwater by a shark. She is rushed to the hospital and miraculously survives the assault. However, she loses her left arm. Hamilton and her family soon learn that she is not able to do everything she could before, like cut up a tomato, or most importantly, surf the same way. She has to overcome many challenges following her accident, but she is determined to surf again. As soon as she is able, she gets back in the water with the help of her family and friends. I really liked how the movie showed the technique Hamilton learned in order to surf with one arm and how she taught others that anything is possible. I also liked how they showed that Hamilton did not like to be treated differently because she only had one arm,

“Oh God yeah,” freshman Stacie Klika said.

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Photo: Imdb.com especially when it came to surfing competitions. In the movie, she declined the offer of a five minute head start in the first competition after her accident. Robb’s memorable performance in “Soul Surfer” shows the courage and resolve of Hamilton.

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ized that I could not remember the last time I ate at a non-chain owned restaurant. It was nice knowing that small restaurants are still around. It was a Monday night and the place was virtually empty. As we looked around, it felt like we were in a log cabin’s dining room with its calming rustic feel from the wood lined walls and floor. We were told to sit anywhere, which is hard when neither person can make up their mind where to sit. Once we settled at a table, we looked at the menu. There were breakfast choices, served all day, and lunch/dinner choices. I decided to go with the baked spaghetti, a summer special, while Emily choose to go the breakfast direction with french toast topped with strawberries and a chocolate milk shake. Once orders were placed, we got down to business and studied for our psychology test. We did not get very far, however, because our food was ready in about seven minutes.

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Law’s car includes: Shoes-50% Senior Brianna Law is known for having one of the most cluttered cars in the lot. Garbage-5% “Some may consider my car messy, but not me,” Law said. Law drives a white Pontiac Sunfire, which is filled with all sorts of necessities. Jewelry-20% “I have clothes, shoes, socks, jewelry, lotions, perfumes, pictures and a toothbrush,” Law said. “You name it, I have it!” CDs-5% People who have riden in the car with Law might wonder how it got so full. “I wear jewelry a lot, and when I am done with it, I just throw it in the Clothes-15% backseat,” Law said. “I normally have a lot of shoes and clothes in my car Money-5% because you never know when you are going to need them, so I am prepared for any occasion!” = 100% Junk by

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September 30, 2011

Boys Soccer By The Numbers

Peter Schrader

The soccer team began their season on the new field winning six of their first eight games and getting first place at the Berlin Invitational. Coach Don Demick is proud of how the team is playing so far. “I am very pleased with the effort and skills that the team brings to the field daily for practices and games,” Demick said. “We seem to have some pleasant surprises on the team this year and we have done better than I expected.” Forward and midfielder, Michael Falk, feels that team play has been a contributing factor to their sucess so far. “I expected us to struggle a little in the beginning because we lacked togetherness, but so far it seems we are developing great team chemistry,” Falk said. “We do not have just one star player because we have learned to share the ball.” Demick feels confident about the rest of the season, and plans to win over 15 games, which has not been done in Berlin boys’ soccer

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Boys soccer grabs early

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win at Berlin Invitational

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Last time they won a conference championship, their first year in the EVC

Photo: EDGE Photography Keeping his eye on the ball, Matt Curtis passes downfield during a home game. “The team works together well and although we do not have a huge team, the players do a great job making up for it,” Curtis said. for several years. “This is an exciting group of young men. They are hard-working and improving every day,” Demick said. They have also added a foreign exchange student, Bastian Correa, who is from Chile and does not speak much English, yet. He

played soccer in Chile, but not the same as 11 on 11 outdoor soccer. “Having Correa on the team has been interesting,” defender Matt Curtis said. “The language barrier has made things a little tough, but we have worked through it.” Unlike last year, the Indians finally are playing at home on their

new field. The team and coach could not be happier. “I am very excited that we are playing home games now; all of our games have been away for the past two years while the field was under construction,” Demick said. “In a year, we will have one of the best soccer facilities in the area.”

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The last time that they won over 15 games, they went 17-7-2

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Indians tackle losses, capture first win since 2009

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The Milwaukee Brewers are having their best season in a long time. They clinched the NL Central and are fighting for home field advantage in the playoffs. The last time they performed this well so late in the season was in 1982, when they went to their last World Series.

Anna Gravunder

The Berlin football team won their first game against Clintonville on Friday, Sept. 16. “We did not do anything different from other games, we just had a good game,” quarterback Bryan Hargrave said. “Our line blocked well, backs ran hard, receivers took good routes, defense made some stops,and it paid off.” The team achieved their second win by beating Little Chute 22-20 on Friday Sept. 23. There have been many changes from last year including the new head coach, Joe Stellmacher. The football team has also made changes to some offensive and defensive methods. “We have different plays on offense and defense and the practices are harder,” running back Eric Chier said. Stellmacher thinks that the team has done an outstanding job of adapting to the changes. “They are buying the system I am putting into place, and are starting to believe that they can compete with any team,” Stellmacher said. Stellmacher is not suprised at how well the football team has been competing this season. “We have been competitive and have had a lead in

High scoring offense leads Badgers to victory by

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Number of goals by their high scorer, senior Taylor Trampf

Jostun Pomplun

The Wisconsin Badgers football season has gotten off to a winning start with a record of 4-0. All four nonconference games have been blowouts. The Badgers offense is led by transfer quarterback Russell Wilson. “Wilson has a chance to be a Heisman candidate this season,” Badger fan Devon Trochinski said.

Volleyball continues to win in breakout season

The girls’ volleyball team is in the middle of their “breakout season,” named because Coach Eydie Reiser expects the team to have a fantastic year. “Despite some setbacks, we continue to prove that we are a strong team, mentally and talent-wise,” Reiser said. “We have a lot of season left, and we are continuing to improve our game as a team.” Photo: Edge Photography Quarterback Bryan Hargrave throws a pass during the Waupaca home game on Sept. 2.

Swimming has high expectations, despite small team

every single game this year,” Stellmacher said. “People may be suprised, but I am not. These men work hard and have talent.” Every day the team looks to improve finishing plays and working as a team. “We cannot control what other teams are doing, but we can control how hard we practice, how hard we work to correct our mistakes and how much we focus day in and day out to improve both individually and as a team,” Stellmacher said. The next game is tonight at Xavier.

Cross team looks forward to better times, lower scores

The Badgers offense also consists of the two-headed monster at running back with Montee Ball and James White. The offense is one of the best in the nation, averaging 48.5 points per game. “We have a lot of guys that can make a lot of great plays,” Wilson said on Uwbadgers.com. “The offensive line is doing a tremendous job, too.” This high scoring offense, with a solid defense, is the reason many have picked the Badgers to play in the first ever Big Ten Championship game, as winners of the Leaders division. “I think they will finish 11-1 and go to the Rose Bowl again,” Trochinski said. Tomorrow, the Badgers play one of the season’s biggest games in college football in their Big Ten Conference opener against #8 Nebraska. The game can be seen on ABC at 8 p.m. eastern.

The girls’ swim team has a total of nine girls, competing against teams with 30 to 40 girls. Even though they have small numbers, Coach Bill Clewien thinks that his team can still have a good year. “It has been a real challenge for the girls so far, but hopefully, soon, everyone will be back healthy and we can build a little more success,” Clewien said. The cross country teams had a slow start to their season. Throughout the season, both the girls’ and boys’ teams have seen improved times and lower scores. “The girls have done a nice job filling the role of missing Kinsey Harmon, and the boys are coming together with pack running,” Coach Matt Willett said. “Individual improvement will lead to team improvement!”

Greatest Games: 1982,The Epic in Miami by

Jostun Pomplun

A great game is a game that comes down to the final seconds. However, by watching the beginning of this game, it did not seem likely. The Epic in Miami took place on January 2, 1982. It was an AFC Divisional playoff game between the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins. The Chargers jumped to a 24-0 lead after the first quarter. Many fans watching the blowout on TV would have changed the channel. In the second quarter, Miami came storming back after coach Don Shula turned to his backup quarterback Don Strock. Never in a playoff game would a coach call on his backup quarterback with his team losing. By halftime, the score was 24-17. After San Diego’s hot start and a backup quarterback in for Miami, this score seems impossible. Miami carried their momentum into the third quarter, tying the game at 31. A blowout in the beginning, it was

now a neck and neck game, and everyone was watching. After San Diego threw an interception, Miami took their first lead of the game on the first play of the fourth quarter. However, this game was far from over. Miami tried to run out the clock later in the game, but, as many know, it is one of the toughest things to do. It is difficult to run the ball when the defense, knowing it is coming, stacks eight men in the box. San Diego came up with a stop and drove down the field to tie the game at 38. Miami had the ball and was going for a game winning field goal. Kicker Uwe von Schamann attempted a 43yard field goal, but it was blocked by 6’5” All-Pro tight end Kellen Winslow, sending the game into overtime. Players were exhausted and dehydrated. Both teams missed field goals before the Chargers finally made the game winner with only 1:08 on the clock. “A great game,” Shula said. “Maybe the greatest ever.” He was not the only one who thought it was a great game. “If you didn’t like this game, then you don’t like football,” NBC sideline reporter Bryant Gumbel said.


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