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COUNTDOWN  IS  ON (//,(/(:,6 Staff Writer The Election project has always been regarded as the highlight of taking AP U.S. Government. Social studies teacher Liza Knight has her government classes run mock campaigns for the United States Senate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The project involves running a full out campaign from the beginning of choosing a candidate, writing a platform, organizing, fundraising, advertising, polling, all the way through election day,â&#x20AC;? Knight said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got the idea for the project from the teacher who taught the class before I did. I took his base ideas and have made it more complicated over the years.â&#x20AC;? The first thing the classes must do is choose their candidate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is completely up to the classes who their candidate is,â&#x20AC;? Knight said. In past campaigns, the candidates have been students who have experience with public speaking and are familiar with politics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We picked Will Fry as our candidate because he is the smartest guy in our class,â&#x20AC;? senior and fourth periodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Head of Fundraising, Nicole Jones said. The candidates play a key role in the classesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My job as the P.O.O.L. [Political Organization of Outstanding Leaders] Party candidate is to

run against the candidate from the opposing classâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s party for a US Senate seat,â&#x20AC;? candidate for first periodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s party, Adam Hart said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This entails preparing for debates, campaigning and addressing my partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s platform.â&#x20AC;? Then the classes choose their campaign manager and split into five committees. The first committee is Image and Public Relations. Their main job is to develop the candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s image and write speeches. Next is the Polling and Public Opinion Committee, whose main job is to determine public mood through polls. Another committee is in charge of advertising. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Advertising Committee helps the campaign by persuading voters to vote for Adam and by giving people information about the platform and candidate,â&#x20AC;? first period Advertising Committee member Allyn Hollingsworth said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will be using advertisements including posters, flyers, and newspaper ads as well as events for the voters, such as a teachers breakfast.â&#x20AC;? The Budget Committee keeps the budget and is in charge of all fundraising. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of money goes into the project, fake money and real money,â&#x20AC;? Jones said.

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participates in Big Sweep .$7,(67$1/(< News Co- Editor For several years, the Rose science department has participated in the North Carolina Big Sweep. On Saturday, October 20, members of the Science Club, the National Science Honor Society and AP Environmental classes at Rose participated in this cleanup event. 50 students from Rose attended the event. The Big Sweep was founded in 1987. Efforts of the Big Sweep aim to pick up trash around our state. The North Carolina Big Sweep Incorporation coordinates the statewide sweep. The Big Sweep event strives to eliminate litter and pollution from our environment through this annual state-wide cleanup. All of the counties in North Carolina pick locations around water areas to clean and pick up trash. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us it has always been the Tar River,â&#x20AC;? science teacher Michael Walter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes

itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Greenville Run Stream that goes through Greenville.â&#x20AC;? The Big Sweep in our area is hosted by the Tar Pamlico River Foundation out of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Littleâ&#x20AC;? Washington, North Carolina. The foundation coordinates our local event, and hosts the clean-up at the Tar River in Greenville and the Pamlico River in Washington. The Big Sweep consists of landbased and water-based clean ups. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The big focus has been on trying to get people in the water on kayaks and boats to pick of trash on the river banks,â&#x20AC;? Walter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then there are land-based cleanups for people who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have boats to help clean with.â&#x20AC;? Not only does the sweep help eliminate trash from our local water areas, but it also tries to identify the source of the trash to eliminate future pollution. This year, Rose collected around 20 garbage bags full of trash in an hour and a half.

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On October 11, three students in the Graphic Communications class placed in a graphic design competition for the North Carolina State Fair. Sophomores /LDP-XU\DQG(PLO\+\PDQZRQČ´UVW and third place, respectively in the 9th and 10th grade division. Junior Brock Rogers won second place in the 11th and 12th division. The students were given the assignment by the Graphic Communications teacher Robert Puckett. Puckett had all of his students create a design to submit, and the classes voted on which ones they thought should represent Rose in the competition. Puckett has his students enter the competition every year because he feels itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way for them to learn what itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like to have a deadline and to showcase their skills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like their skill sets are pretty good, and in that competition they had a really good possibility of winning,â&#x20AC;? Puckett said. Each year the competition has a theme, and this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme was Discovering Local Foods. The students handled this by including locally grown vegetables, fruits and animals in WKHLU GHVLJQV  -XU\Č&#x2021;V Č´UVW SODFH GHVLJQ included many fruits and vegetables overlapping each other with a title plainly stating â&#x20AC;&#x153;Discover Local Foods.â&#x20AC;? Rogersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design, which included a farm behind a pumpkin patch with the word â&#x20AC;&#x153;Discoveringâ&#x20AC;? shining in the sky, took him to second place in his division. Hymanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design, which took her to third SODFH GLVSOD\HG D VWURQJ Č´VW JUDVSLQJ a carrot with the phrase, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the real WKLQJ\RXMXVWKDYHWRČ´QGLWČ&#x2039; â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was really surprised when I found out that I had placed,â&#x20AC;? Hyman said. Hyman has never taken the graphics class and said she is inexperienced in poster designing. Puckett also entered the competition under the teacher division. Winning second place overall, Puckett stuck to the theme by creating a design displaying a hiker watching a pumpkin rise into the sky, replacing the sun. Puckett has his students enter several other competitions throughout the year as well. An example is PICA, the Printing Industry of the Carolinas, who has a competition every year in December that Puckett has his students enter. Puckett does these competitions not only so the students can get a hands-on experience with deadlines and the like, but also so the students can critique each other and people from other schools. After competitions, the students look at the designs that won over theirs and see what they couldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done better and Robert Puckettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what mistakes the 2nd place designer of the winning design. work made. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They start to really critically analyze other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work for good designs,â&#x20AC;? Puckett said. 3XFNHWW Č´QGV WKLV FRPSHWLWLRQ D helpful exercise for his students, not only for his class but for an analytical approach to all classes that his students are in.


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1HZČ´OPFOXESOD\VLWVZD\LQWR5RVH 0F.(11$1(/621 Staff Writer A new club has started at Rose that allows students to watch and discuss culturally VLJQLČ´FDQW Č´OPV Seniors Andrew Bennett and Brandon Morrissey decided to start the club after GLVFRYHULQJ WKHLU PXWXDO LQWHUHVW LQ Č´OP â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Morrissey] and I ZHUH GLVFXVVLQJ PRYLHV one day and he mentioned that it would be cool to start a club in which we FRXOG YLHZ Č´OPV DQG discuss them with other people,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. 8SRQ Č´QGLQJ out how to start a club, they decided to make it happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We both took interest

in the idea immediately and we decided to make it happen,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. When students want to start a new club at Rose, WKH\PXVWČ´QGDQDGYLVRU That person will help manage the club and make sure that all decisions are made in the best interest of HYHU\RQH LQYROYHG â&#x20AC;&#x153;We chose Mr. Worthington and Mr. $UPVWURQJDVRXUDGYLVRUV because they often make UHIHUHQFHV WR Č´OPV WKDW pertain to the material that we are learning and we thought that they might get some enjoyment out of it too,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. Worthington often tells stories in his classes WKDW UHODWH PRYLHV to the material they are learning in class.

Č&#x160;, ORYH WHOOLQJ VWRULHV LQJHQHUDODQGHYHUVLQFH , ZDV D NLG , KDYH EHHQ interested in how you can share a story with a camera and a script,â&#x20AC;? Worthington said. The club has only had a couple of meetings so far. Right now, they are trying to get a list RI Č´OPV WRJHWKHU WR watch in the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Members of the Č´OP FOXE DUH DVNHG WR SLFN PRYLHV RII RI WKH AFIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s [American Film Institutes] Top 100 0RYLHV RI $OO7LPH OLVW and come prepared to YRWH RQ PRYLHV ZH ZLOO YLHZČ&#x2039; %HQQHWW VDLG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also members can, but are not required to, DWWHQG WKH PRYLH QLJKWV we will be planning

throughout the year.â&#x20AC;? S o p h o m o r e Preston Bradsher is a member of the club. Č&#x160;6R IDU ZH KDYHQČ&#x2021;W KDG D PRYLH QLJKW yet,â&#x20AC;? Bradsher said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that is going to be the main goal of this club. You can make new friends that share the same interests as you, while also gaining knowledge DERXW PRYLHV \RX KDYH QHYHU VHHQ EHIRUHČ&#x2039; Armstrong gets to interact with students PRUH WKURXJK WKH Č´OP club, which he said LV KLV IDYRULWH SDUW of being a teacher. Č&#x160;, DP YHU\ impressed with how the students handle WKHPVHOYHV DW WKH meetings,â&#x20AC;? Armstrong

said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This shows me how mature they are as students, which makes me feel good as a teacher.â&#x20AC;? Bennett and 0RUULVVH\ DUH WKH FR presidents of the club. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get more responsibilities being WKH FRSUHVLGHQWV RI the club, but it will be worth it,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. Since this is a new club at Rose, Bennett, 0RUULVH\DQGWKHDGYLVRUV are always encouraging newcomers to join. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you enjoy a wide YDULHW\ RI Č´OPV DQG would like to discuss them with others, feel free to stop by a meeting,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. The meetings DUH HYHU\ 7XHVGD\ after school and they

are currently in the process of planning WKHLU Č´UVW PRYLH QLJKW Č&#x160;7KLV FOXE SURYLGHV students with a chance to meet new people DQG HQMR\ Č´OPV WKDW might be new to them,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said.

$3*RYHUQPHQWHOHFWLRQFRQWIURP$ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mrs. Knight tries to make the election as realistic as possible. We use â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fake moneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to pay IRUWKLQJVOLNHČ´OPLQJWKH commercial. It doesn't cost us any real money but if we were in a real campaign it would.â&#x20AC;? The last committee is the Strategy and 1HJDWLYH &DPSDLJQLQJ Committee. This committee focuses on key issues and skeletons. Skeletons are PDGHXS PLVGHHGV RI the candidate that are

leaked to the opposing FODVV IRU OHYHUDJH The committees work together to make VXUH HYHU\WKLQJ LV taken care of and that nothing is left out while planning the campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The students get YHU\ FRPSHWLWLYHČ&#x2039; Knight said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Classes sometimes use questionable tactics DQG HYHQ ZLOO WU\ WR GHFHLYH WKHLU IULHQGV LQ other classes. They really go after each other, though I try to make sure

nothing gets too bad.â&#x20AC;? Some â&#x20AC;&#x153;questionable tacticsâ&#x20AC;? used in the past KDYH EHHQ OHDYLQJ IDNH information around the JRYHUQPHQWFODVVURRPLQ hopes that the opposing FDPSDLJQ ZLOO Č´QG LW RU HYHQ VWHDO LQIRUPDWLRQ from the other class. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One year the campaign managers for the two different classes were best friends,â&#x20AC;? Knight said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One manager asked the other if she could borrow the RWKHUČ&#x2021;V ČľDVK GULYH DQG

downloaded all the other teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s information.â&#x20AC;? The project includes a lot of strategizing. Campaigns must decide ZKDWWKHLUSDUW\EHOLHYHV DQG FRQYLQFH WKH YRWHUV that they are the better option for the Senate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We plan to win WKH YRWHV E\ FDWHULQJ WR what the teachers and students want to hear because those are the people who are going WR YRWHČ&#x2039; IRXUWK SHULRG Candidate Will Fry said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know it sounds bad

but it is how we are JRLQJ WR ZLQ YRWHVČ&#x2039; $GDP +DUW Č´UVW period and P. O. O. L. party candidate, is taking a different approach WR ZLQQLQJ YRWHV â&#x20AC;&#x153;In order to win YRWHV , DP JRLQJ WR WU\ something rather radical in politics,â&#x20AC;? Hart said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I DP JRLQJ WR VLPSO\ JLYH them the honest truth DERXW ZKDW , EHOLHYH DQG ZK\ , EHOLHYH WKHVH Č´QH $PHULFDQV VKRXOG YRWH IRU PH %\ JLYLQJ them the straight facts

of my positions and TXDOLČ´FDWLRQV YHUVXV my opponent's, I trust WKH YRWHUV WR PDNH WKH ULJKW FKRLFH , Č´UPO\ EHOLHYH WKDW , ZLOO ZLQ this election by allowing WKH YRWHUV WR YRWH on the truth instead of misconceptions.â&#x20AC;? 2Q 1RYHPEHU WK the campaign will end when an electorate, consisting of teachers and Amity Keaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third and fourth period FLYLFV FODVVHV YRWH WR decide the winner.

%LJ6ZHHSFRQWLQXHGIURP$ Packs and bottles of beer, undergarments, cigarette butts and frisbees are among items found during the Big Sweep. Walter enjoys the uniqueness of the items WKDW WKH VWXGHQWV Č´QG

Č&#x160;0\ IDYRULWH SDUW are the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expressions when they pick up interesting trash items,â&#x20AC;? Walter said. Senior Andrew 3RIDKOZHQWWRWKHHYHQW supporting the Science Club, National Science

Honor Society and his $3(QYLURQPHQWDOFODVV â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the Big Sweep is great because you get to help out WKH HQYLURQPHQWČ&#x2039; Pofahl said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want our town to look like trash; we want to FOHDQ XS *UHHQYLOOHČ&#x2039; Senior Allyn Hollingsworth also HQMR\HG JLYLQJ EDFN WR WKH HQYLURQPHQW and helping clean up around town. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is fun making Contributed photo the area cleaner,â&#x20AC;? Hollingsworth said. Students from Rose pick up trash near the Tar River in Greenville on Oct. 20

6*$DWWHQGV\HDUO\OHDGHUVKLSFRQIHUHQFH 0$5,$352.232:,&= News Co-Editor As the time of homecoming season winds down, it is time for WKH 6WXGHQW *RYHUQPHQW Association to switch gears from parades and hall decorating to fundraising and FDQQHGJRRG FROOHFWLRQV For student councils, autumn is typically the WLPH RI VHUYLFH SURMHFWV galore. To kick off the beginning of the SGA season, Rose hosted a leadership conference for the Eastern District of the North Carolina Association of Student Councils. On the morning of October 13, students IURPVFKRROVDOORYHUWKH eastern region of North Carolina came to Rose to attend the conference. Junior Erin Naziri was in charge of putting together the conference. Last year, she was elected to be the Chair of the Eastern District student councils. Naziri spent many hours organizing DOO WKH GHWDLOV LQYROYHG with the conference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was a lot RI SODQQLQJ LQYROYHGČ&#x2039; Naziri said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had to

communicate with all the schools attending the conference and PDNH VXUH HYHU\WKLQJ DQG HYHU\ERG\ ZRXOG EHUHDG\IRUWKHHYHQWČ&#x2039; 2YHU  VWXGHQWV attended the leadership conference from more than six different schools including local students from Rose and Conley. The turnout was larger that Naziri and her fellow SGA RÉ&#x;FHUV SUHGLFWHG Decorating the school, planning workshops and seminars, organizing meals and setting up DFWLYLWLHVZHUHDOODSDUW RI WKH H[WHQVLYH ZRUN that had to be done. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I helped out on the morning of the conference,â&#x20AC;? sophomore Stewart Fussell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a lot to do and it was a little hectic.â&#x20AC;? Students had many different reasons for attending the conference. The appeal of food and games brought some but for sophomore Nick Kowalski, it was the opportunity to learn better leadership skills that attracted him. Kowalski is a part RI VHYHUDO FOXEV DV ZHOO

as the president of the Debate team at Rose and felt the conference could help him learn techniques to become DPRUHHIIHFWLYHOHDGHU â&#x20AC;&#x153;Attending the conference taught me a lot of good leadership skills that I hope I will be able to use to better myself and the community,â&#x20AC;? Kowalski said. Multiple workshops took place at the FRQIHUHQFH (YHQW planning, teacher appreciation, study buddies, fundraising and school spirit were the topics that were focused on. Rose students were in charge of holding the workshops. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted HYHU\RQH ZKR FDPH WR the conference to learn something new that they could take back to their own schools,â&#x20AC;? Naziri said. Kowalski said he felt that he learned the most about fundraising. The theme of the conference this year was the same as homecoming: FDUQLYDO :LWK WKDW LQ mind, the commons and the lecture hall ZHUH FRYHUHG LQ FDUQLYDO WKHPHG

GHFRU DQG FDUQLYDO games were held throughout the hallways. Games such as bobbing for apples, bean bag tosses and cornhole were played in the interim between VHPLQDUV )HVWLYDO food such as hot dogs and cotton candy ZHUH DOVR DYDLODEOH â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was actually a lot of fun to play

all the games at the conference; I especially liked the bobbing for apples,â&#x20AC;? Kowalski said. Along with seminars DQG DFWLYLWLHV WKH conference included a keynote address JLYHQ E\ 5RVH VWDII member Sheldon Taylor. 1D]LUL ZDV YHU\ pleased with his speech and thought he did a great job

with the students. After hours of preparation and strenuous work to put together the conference, Naziri says it turned out better than she FRXOG KDYH H[SHFWHG â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a great group of students come,â&#x20AC;? Naziri said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I WKLQN HYHU\RQH OHDUQHG a lot and had a good time while doing it.â&#x20AC;?


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ity to keep a boyfriend for longer than a few months, we love the results. As much as we love Red and hate to be the bearer of bad news, we feel like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our duty to inform T-Swizz that her music no longer falls under the category of country, so please switch it to pop on iTunes. We are not saying that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bad thing. Change is good! It was inevitable that she would drop the country twang and jump on the mainstream train. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like biology...evolution is key to survival. The biggest piece of evidence for Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s departure from countrypop has got to be the techno -laden â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Knew You Were Trouble.â&#x20AC;? The song is yet another regret-

Č´OOHG VRQJ DERXW D EDG boy who broke Taylorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart. Although the concept of the song is trite, the song itself is something completely unlike any other Taylor weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard before. Instead of soft-crooning and acoustic guitars, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve beats that almost sound like they could fall within the dupstep genre and an autotuned voice. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt that Taylor Swift is good at what she does, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true that she could have taken the familiar route and stuck to her safety zone of love songs and acoustic guitar. However, Red is a more mature, more developed TSwiz that shows just how m u c h six years in the m u s i c industry has changed her.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once upon a d mn timeâ&#x20AC;? Brandon Morrissey (QWHUWDLQPHQW6WDII Writer 7KH Č´UVW 5RVH WKHDWUH production of the year, titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do Not Go Gentle,â&#x20AC;? centers around a recently deceased widow named Lillian Barron, played by Tara McKinnon. After a heart attack kills Lillian, she lingers in the house allowing her to watch her family, with the help of real estate agent Mildred Flumac, set up a sale of her worldly estate. The family consists of an emotionally stunted Air Force Colonel named Windsor; his naĂŻve, guiltridden daughter Kelly; and Lillianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s niece Joanna. Not aware that Lillian is able to see them from her ghostly world, they marvel at the sometimes frightening, sometimes amusing, always symbolic pictures that have been painted on the walls of her house. The family eventually comes in contact with a troubled youth, called Nobody, who

is able to answer questions left open when Lillian died. These characters go through a series of personal revelations, which ultimately leads to a conclusion of Lillian Č´QDOO\ EHLQJ DEOH WR SDVV on. The acting throughout the entirety of the play was near, if not completely, perfect. If the Rose drama department had a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tour de Forceâ&#x20AC;? award, than it would, with no doubt, be going to McKinnon. McKinnonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character was nearly always present providing commentary on the actions of the other characters. This was quite impressive, considering the two hour duration of the play plus her topnotch performance. I extremely disliked Mildred Flumac. And because of that I congratulate Ivy Jarmon. She perfectly portrayed an annoying, rude, completely oblivious estate agent. Charlie Cannon and Connor Sturgis, who

portrayed Windsor and Nobody, respectively, both demonstrated their superb theatre skills. Charlie became the epitome of strict, regimental, angry military men. He solved problems with his daughter, played by Rachel Taylor, by screaming commands at her. His anger appeared completely genuine, almost frightening. Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s character was contrasted by the more charming demeanor that Taylor had when playing his daughter. Where Cannon was mostly pure anger, Sturgis showed a spectrum of feelings. He was depressed, angry, confused, mysterious, and, at times, scary. My favorite moment of the play was his maniacal shouting of the quote â&#x20AC;&#x153;once upon a d*mn time.â&#x20AC;? His awe-inspiring performance could be described as a showcase of raw emotion. As to the meaning

behind the play, I remain unsure. I originally thought that, because of her status as widow of war, the play was a declaration against war and the evils of the military. The character of Nobody forced me to think that it is a statement about the desensitized state that our generation forces upon us, as Nobody initially appears uncaring to a boy he watches die. Lillian, when she was still alive, urged Nobody to â&#x20AC;&#x153;rageâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;howl,â&#x20AC;? making me believe that there is a message about expression of emotion. With all the possible themes and messages that remain hidden to me in this play, I think that the power to judge its meanings relies solely in the minds of those who were lucky enough to catch one of the shows. Congrats to the Rampant Theatrical Department for a job well done.

You think they would learn out. It was close enough WRWKHČ´UVWPRYLHWKDW\RX could easily follow the chain of events. However, Movie goers were it was made so that viewglued to their seats as ers did not have to have they were enthralled by VHHQ WKH Č´UVW PRYLH WR the epic movie thriller, understand what was goČ&#x160;7DNHQČ&#x2039; WKDW Č´UVW FDPH ing on. Past events were out just three years ago. GHSLFWHG WKURXJK ČľDVKThis movie is about Bryan backs. The sequelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plot Mills, a retired CIA opera- is based around the dead tive, trying to reclaim his menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relatives seeking daughter after she was revenge and hunting abducted and sold into down Mills. Numerous prostitution. Through- times during the movie, out the movie, Mills kills Bryan and his ex-wife numerous people while are abducted and held in trying to get his daugh- captivity. His wife has a ter back, thus enraging bag over her head for the the dead menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s families. majority of the movie and After viewing and enjoy- is unconscious. NevertheLQJ WKH Č´UVW PRYLH , ZDV less, the CIA operativeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eager to see Taken 2, and clever was sure it would exceed m i n d my expectations. The a n d sequel to Taken was re- f a s t leased on October 3, 2012, thinking aland this action packed lows him to thriller is sure to impress escape death several times. any viewer. The movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plot was The daughter is extremely well thought the only one in the Hunter Mills Entertainment Staff Writ-

family who is not abducted, and Bryan uses her to help pinpoint his location. By throwing grenades, he is able to Č´JXUH RXW KLV H[DFW ORcation in Istanbul based on the amount of time it takes for the sound waves of the explosions to reach him. Millsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; daughter is put to the ultimate test in the movie, as she navigates in a high speed c h a s e through Istanbul, Turkey. This was an extremely tense mo-

ment in the movie and had everyone in the theater ready to jump out of their seat. Mills is forced to shoot the Albanians who are chasing them, and the chase eventually comes to an end as they purposely crash into the U.S. Embassy. After escaping the danger, Mills and his daughter go back to rescue his ex-wife. After several close encounters with death, Mills is able to ward off the bad guys, save his wife and restore order to the Mills familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vacation.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153; i met your motherâ&#x20AC;? Nine out of ten people will agree with the belief that Monday is the worst day of the week. For me, Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are not enjoyable. Usually Sunday night I am not in bed until past midnight because of a certain test that has happened to be on a Monday for the past five weeks. After oversleeping because of a lack of rest, I am forced to rush to school without having eaten my favorite healthy breakfast of Honey Nut Cheerios with extra honey. But fret no longer, students of Rose; it is that time of the year again. The time when we not only put aside our dislike for the first day of the week, but we welcome it graciously into our homes, more specifically our televisions. We go through the day unaware of the usual problems this day brings because we are thinking about one thing, and one thing only: sitting on the couch at 8 P.M. eastern time with your favorite nighttime snack and tuning in to CBS for How I Met Your Mother. How I Met Your Mother, or HIMYM (him-yim), is coming out with, possibly, its last season. This strikes up a lot of questions revolving around the show. But if you are somehow new to this renowned show, I will summarize the last seven seasons for you in one paragraph. HIMYM is the story of how the main character, Ted, meets his wife. This story involves past and failed relationships, the occasional one nightstand, strippers and, of course, his four best friends, Marshall, Lily, Robin and Barney. You will never catch Barney Stinson out of an expensive customtailored suit. This ladies man, for lack of a better word, â&#x20AC;&#x153;datesâ&#x20AC;? A LOT of girls. He pulls off ridiculous

magic tricks and is the New York laser tag champion 3 years running. Robin is a Canadian news anchor. Her and Ted have dated on and off throughout the seven seasons. It is extremely annoying because I love Ted, and I certainly donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enjoy seeing Robin play with his feelings time after time again. Marshall and Lily are the original married couple on the show. Marshall is a lawyer, and can never land the job he wants, an environmental attorney. He is from Minnesota, but is also the biggest softy. Lily, on the other hand, is a kindergarten teacher, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personality goes hand in hand with her students. With a history of credit card debt, Lily is always stirring up trouble, and in the last season, Lily is pregnant with a baby. This only leaves Ted, the wannabe romantic. Ted is always falling for a girl too quickly. Planning his wedding and naming his nonexistent kids are some of the things Ted enjoys. Ted is a blooming architect, and his goal is to put up a string of his own buildings on the New York skyline. On the last episode of the last season, major events happened. Barney and his girlfriend Quinn were arrested by airport security while on the way to Hawaii when Barney refused to open a box they are travelling with. The box is an elaborate magic trick that, when performed, revealed an engagement ring. Ted picked up his old girlfriend, Victoria, at a random wedding. Turns out it was her wedding. The two drive off in the sunset together. At the end of it all, a flash-forward to Barneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding reveals that Robin is the bride! This last season is certainly going to be action packed. Starting September 24th, look forward to Mondays instead of dreading them. Be sure to join the gang as they reveal whatall the mysteries surrounding the last season. The biggest one beingâ&#x20AC;Śwho will be Tedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife?


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Cheater, cheater pumpkin eater; not cool dude After spending hours of your evening after school working on homework assignments, projects and studying for tests, the last thing anyone wants to do is come to school and have some other lazy, less motivated student copy all of your hard work. Not only is this extremely irritating, it is also cheating, and cheating my fellow Rampants, is unacceptable. We understand that the night before

your dog may have eaten your homework RU \RXU ȴVK PD\ KDYH died, but do not use it as an excuse to take your friend’s paper and copy it word for word. More often than not, your teacher will catch you and give you both a nice, big ZERO on the assignment. When, in fact, you could’ve just admitted you forgot, taken the late grade and both you and your friend would not have gotten in trouble. Let’s face it, a 70 for turning in homework late is much better than receiving a

zero and being reported for violating the Honor Code. Your friend would also not be happy if he or she got a zero for helping you after doing the work that you copied. Cheating on tests another thing that seems to annoy most people. Sitting beside the “smart kid” in math and copying his or her test answers isn’t going to help you go anywhere in life. In fact, all it does is teach you to be a cheater and ruins your reputation when you

ultimately get caught. Then, at that point, you might as well wear a big sign on your face that says “I got caught cheating” because other teachers will hear of it and watch you like a hawk whenever you take a test. If you have been sitting here reading this and thinking “Oh my goodness, I did that an hour ago” then you may want to take a moment to reevaluate your priorities. When WKH WLPH FRPHV WR ȴOO out college applications and you have to tell

admissions you got caught cheating and failed a class, you can guarantee that they are not going to be saying “Sorry you got caught. We will still let you come to our college.” They might in your dreams, but in reality you can kiss your chances of going to that school goodbye. Copying homework or cheating may not seem like something to make a big deal about, but next time you try to fake a sneeze and look at your friend’s answers, you may want

to think about your IXWXUHȴUVW If you want to continue acting like this, you can. However, \RX PD\ ȴQG \RXUVHOI in a situation one day where the nice teachers at Rose will no longer be able to have your back, bail you out, or let you slide once again.

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Letter to the editor: Social media not a place for political views The upcoming presidential election has stirred up quite a few statuses and tweets regarding our current president, Barack Obama, and his challenger, Mitt Romney. Now, I understand there are some people who get very worked up over this election stuff but there are some who take it a bit far.

I am all for supporting your c a n d i d a t e - o f- c h o i c e but the ruthless name calling has to stop. I respect our freedom of speech guaranteed by our great Constitution of the United States but please think before you type. Everything you put on Facebook and Twitter is there for the entire world to

see and if you make a status saying “F*&% Obama!!!!” or send a tweet bashing Romney for his Mormon faith then there is no taking it back. It is there and you can never get rid of it. Even if you delete your not-soappropriate tweets and status updates two seconds after posting them, chances are someone saw it and

now think a little less of you. During the Vice Presidential debate, I saw that someone posted a tweet that called our vice president, Joe Biden, a “prick.” Would you really walk up to the vice president and call him a “prick” to his face? I highly doubt it, so I would politely ask you to quit tweeting it. If you wouldn’t

say something to someone’s face then you should not put it up on social media. You make yourself look unintelligent by putting up such slanderous things, but hey, it’s a free country.

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%<%5,&((':$5'6* Opinion Editor Young Life has been a huge part of my life since freshman year. Mondays are a little less miserable because I know that every Monday I get the chance to come together with friends and sing songs, play games, enjoy funny skits and learn a little bit about a pretty cool dude named God. I’m sure a lot of you think Young Life is a little immature and hypocritical. We jump around, act like crazy fools, play dumb games and embarrass ourselves 75% of the time. It is

a time to let loose and possibly build a better relationship with God and your friends. In the grand scheme of things, don’t we all need some time to forget about our huge six weeks test on Wednesday or the anticipation all of us seniors are feeling as we await our letters of acceptance or denial? I think we do. Young Life is the perfect place to forget about all the stresses of our everyday lives, be ourselves and have a great time. Why is Young Life so great? Let me tell

you why. First, you get to act like a complete fool, you scream loud, jump around, and play fun games. Secondly, you have the chance to build a relationship with God. And lastly, you get the chance to go to the most beautiful place in the world, Windy Gap! As I flip through Twitter and Facebook and see a negative comment or tweet about Young Life, I can’t help but wonder if they have ever been. I resist the urge to write paragraphs and paragraphs of

why they are wrong. I understand that Young Life is not for everyone. And if you have attended at least one Young Life and decided you did not like it, this isn’t written towards you. However, nothing irks my nerves more than someone talking bad about Young Life when they have never once gone and seen what it is all about. Young Life has changed many people’s lives, and in my opinion it is extremely inconsiderate and disrespectful to trash

talk something you probably don’t know anything about. Just because you may think Young Life is dumb and not worth your time, it means a whole lot to some other people. I am sure you would be very offended if someone bashed something you feel strongly about. All I ask, is before you make false accusations, come to club on Mondays with an open mind and give it a chance. You may thoroughly enjoy it and want to come back for more, I know I do.

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%<(/,=$%(7+520$5< )HDWXUHV&R(GLWRU I, like most people I know, like to occasionally â&#x20AC;&#x153;creepâ&#x20AC;? on Facebook, or at least scroll through our news feed every once in awhile. I like to look at pictures that my friends post of themselves having crazy adventures and read their ambiguous or joking status updates. However, I have noticed that some people have taken the â&#x20AC;&#x153;share your lifeâ&#x20AC;? approach to Facebook a little bit too literally. And I mean literally. Some people share absolutely everything there is to know about themselves in both status and picture form. They have no boundaries and most of the time, that can lead to consequence. The other day, a

teacher of mine told our class a story of how a Facebook friend of hers posted some questionable photos of herself for the whole world to see, and according to my teacher, they were pretty embarrassing. My teacher also told our class that this friend of hers is friends with her young daughter and some of her daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends, who were all able to see those same disturbing photographs which were not for the eyes of younger teens. This is something I do not understand about some people on Facebook. After the countless number of lectures we are given from our parents, teachers and friends about online etiquette,

some still treat Facebook like the place to share every single thing about their lives, no matter how embarrassing, inappropriate or personal. These things can come back and haunt the posters who thought nothing of it at the time. It can present a negative image of oneself to friends and even current or potential employers. Facebook is not a personal diary. It is not hidden in the space under your mattress or locked away in a box, somewhere only you know about. It is on this revolutionary and worldwide thing called the Internet. It is available to anyone and everyone WKDWDUHDEOHWRČ´QGLWDQG once it is on the Internet, it never really leaves.

I am not saying that posting what you want to post is a bad thing. On the contrary, I think that people should say what they want to say. There is a great part of our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constitution called the First Amendment which allows us the right to say what we want. Social networking has become a larger part of society in the last few years and makes it easier for people to put themselves out there and make their voices heard. Yet, what is appropriate to write in a diary or show and tell someone is completely different than what is appropriate to post on Facebook for friends to stumble upon while casually scrolling through

their news feed. Inappropriate pictures, extremely rude, deeply personal or just plain embarrassing status updates will come back and bite you in the butt. I guarantee it. A couple of weeks ago when I was thinking of ideas of what to write about, I was discussing this issue with my supercool Calculus teacher. He told me something that his mom used to say to him which I think strongly applies here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Always tell the truth, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always speak the truth.â&#x20AC;? If someone asks for the truth, it is good to be honest, but you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always have to throw the whole truth and nothing but the truth out there for everyone to see.

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%<-25'$11($6( Asst. Opinion Editor In four days, we will head to the voting booth and select the next leader of our nation. We will choose the best among us to represent our interests on the world stage. Or will we? Do you honestly believe that either of these men bickering on the television is worthy to make the decisions that will shape your future? Do you feel, with

no reservation, that we should arm Syrian rebels, cut PBS and roll the dice on some ambiguous tax plan that remains XQGHČ´QHG" +RZ DERXW we drop welfare reform, support nationalized health care and allow the national debt to skyrocket? Obama makes promises of progress and reform, but all we are progressing into is a depth of despair. Romney puts forth an

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image of experience and conservative certainty, but all he has done in this race is double back on his principles, bastardize his past and lie. Only a fool would spend their vote on either of these hypocritical shells of men, but we â&#x20AC;&#x153;knowâ&#x20AC;? that we must. Everyone is driven to these two choices; taking the â&#x20AC;&#x153;lesser of two evilsâ&#x20AC;? is their mantra, their MXVWLČ´FDWLRQ :H FDQ YRWH

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;ryan slade.â&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;all of them.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;on a bad weekend.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;rosie because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lyda.â&#x20AC;?

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Why is Halloween on a Wednesday?

No shave November is for guys only.

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donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand the issues and are voting based on what you are being fed by political parties and the media, then do not. Please do not vote. Take a little bit of responsibility; I myself cannot vote, so please do not abuse your right. If you are not willing to educate yourself, then do not insult me by tossing your vote at who spent the most money on advertising. Thank you.

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>>SARA  HOWARD Senior  Cross  Country  

Q: What’s your favorite aspect of cross country? A: I love to run, and I like the feeling I get after I run. Running makes me feel energized and really good. Q: Do you have any pre-run rituals? A: Yes, this sounds really weird, but I always pop my hips before I run. Q: Do you plan to run in college? A: No, I do not plan to run cross country in college. Q: What keeps you motivated while running? A: I try to keep my mind on the finish line. It keeps me motivated to get through the race. Q: What’s your best time this year? A: My best time is 24:28. Q: How do you think cross country helps you with soccer? A: It helps me to be able to run and keep a steady pace.

By: Erin

WNBA: It’s not all about the dunk Upon mention of the abbreviation WNBA common responses of “What’s that”, “Why would I watch that?” or “Dude, they can’t even dunk” can often be heard. ,ZLOOȴOOWKRVHRI\RXZKR have similar thoughts in on a tidbit of knowledge. The WNBA stands for the Women’s National Basketball Association. It is a professional basketball league for women that was founded in 1996, with a season spanning the months of June through October. It is the ȴUVW RI LWV NLQG DQG WKH only standing women’s professional league in the United States today. The WNBA opened up many doors for women’s advancement in athletics, gave girls across the nation role models worthy of their affection and provided a stage for collegiate athletes to continue their playing careers within the borders of their own country. How is it that something this prominent does not receive the attention it deserves and prompts aforementioned questions? The answer is a social bias, a tendency WR ȵRFN WR WKH KLJK ȵ\ing world of the NBA full of people playing for the money and the lifestyle it provides rather than the quote on quote love of the game itself. There is no broadcast of the player’s decision as to where they will “take their talents” but usually just a

document signed behind closed doors and a plane ticket taking them to their new home. There is no talcum powder residue in the air, just basketball played in its purest form. The lowest paid player in the NBA makes a recorded 475,588 dollars per season and is lucky to get off the bench to grab a loose ball rolling out of bounds or hand Kobe Bryant his towel. In contrast, the highest paid player in the WNBA makes a recorded 97,500 dollars per season and plays more than 40 games, not including pre or post season competitions. They do not even receive the luxury RI ȵ\LQJ LQ SULvate planes but instead ȵ\ FRPmercially, a feat that would make most NBA players cringe. T h e best players in the WNBA have signed endorsement deals with cor-

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ing from Nike to Adidas. Such deals compensate for some of the disparity in their income. Maya Moore, a four time AllAmerican and the all time leading scorer in UCONN basketball history, signed a million dollar endorsement deal with the Jordan brand and became WKHȴUVWIHPDOHDWKOHWHWR sign with the company in 2012. However, the bulk of a professional women’s basketball player’s salary is earned overseas. At the conclusion of the WNBA season the vast majority of the players take their talents overseas and compete in various European leagues for

t h e Euro Leaguechampionships. This is where they are treated with the respect they deserve, treated like the world

class athletes that they are. A common salary overseas ranges from 400,000 to 1,000,000 dolODUV IRU ȴYH PRQWKV RI basketball, private planes, catered meals, and gymQDVLXPV ȴOOHG WR FDSDFity with screaming fans. The name Dwight Howard registers in just about everyone’s brain, but how about the name Diana Taurasi? Her accolades are mind boggling. She won 3 NCAA national championships, 2 WNBA championships, 3 Olympic gold medals, and 4 Euroleague championships. She is a 3 time AllAmerican, Wade Trophy winner, 2 time Naismith College Player of the Year, WNBA Rookie of the Year and WNBA Player of the Year. There isn’t anything left for her to accomplish on the court. She’s done everything imaginable for a basketball player both individually and as a member of a team. Dwight Howard, on the other hand, chose to forego college and is an NBA all star, NBA Defensive Player of the Year and Olympic gold medal winner. Not taking anything away from his accolades, because in my opinion he is a “freak of nature” and I’m saying that with the utmost respect and admiration, but how is it that his face is gracing the cover of sports illustrated and hers isn’t? It is sad to

know that talented female players, like Taurasi, have to leave their homes, their lives, their families and friends behind all in the pursuit of their dream. Here their talents are simply statistics on a page unlike those of Lebron James or Dwayne Wade which are seen as dollar signs or a new slogan to put on a tee shirt. As a female basketball player, I look up to these players and admire the toughness and desire with which they play the game. They are my motivation to get better each and every day. These women play simply because they love it, because they can not imagine their lives without it. The idea of a day where they don’t hear the clank of a ball off the rim or the sound of sneakers squeaking on the hard ZRRGȵRRUVLVXQIDWKRPable. As the WNBA slogan states, “They’ve got next” and its abut time they do.

Cardinals earn a comeback win EMILY CLARK Sports Co-Editor

There are not many things in Sports sports as exhilarating as watching an unexpected comeback win unfold before your eyes. The enthralling comeback occurred on October 13th for the St. Volleyball: Louis Cardinals major The NCHSAA State league baseball team. Championship will The sequence of the take place on Saturday, sudden and shocking November 3rd in Raleigh, reversal of an order North Carolina. that seemed to be set in stone at the start of the game, turns around to Lacrosse: be an exciting victory Workouts have started that left thousands of for the Spring lacrosse fans in astonishment, season for both the myself included. men and women. The The Cardinals PHQ ZLOO KDYH ȴHOG defeated the conditioning every Washington Nationals Wednesday after school, in the National League while the girls will have Division Series, 3-2 WKHLU ȴHOG FRQGLWLRQLQJ in the every Tuesday after best out school. Both, the women of five and men, will do strength series. training and conditioning T h e at Elite Fitness and victory Training on Monday’s was by and Thursday’s. Contact no means Mrs. Edwards if you handed have any questions or to the comments. Cardinals due to the fact Football: that it The NCHSAA Football was a long journey to Playoffs begin on get there. Prior to the November 2nd. start of the NLDS, the Cardinals had to defeat the Atlanta Braves in Women’s Soccer: order to earn a spot Workouts for the Spring in the series. They Season have started and ended up defeating take place on Tuesday’s the Braves, therefore and Thursday’s right earning their spot after school. If you in the NLDS under a have any questions or wild card. They stayed comments, contact Coach determined going Dameron or Anna Sells into the series and it for more information. was evident in their

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turn around game against the Nationals. As a spectator, watching the Cardinals defeat the Nationals was thrilling enough, but watching the occurrences of how the victory played out was even more exciting. It was game five of the Division Series and the Cardinals faced the Washington Nationals. Watching at the start of the game, I knew that it was going to be a definite loss for the Cardinals. The Nationals took a 6-0 lead. For those of you who are Cardinals fans, like myself, it seemed as if the odds of the Cardinals winning The St. Louis Cardinals were slim to none. Then, relentlessly, the shortage of more than Nationals slowly gave four runs in a winnerthe game away to the take-all game, as they r a l l i e d f r o m six runs down to defeat the Nationals.

There are not many things in sports as exhiliratating as watching an unexpected comeback win unfold before your eyes.” -Emily Clark determined Cardinals. The Cardinals found themselves down to their last strike in the top of the ninth inning two separate times before crushing the Washington Nationals' hopes, with a stunning comeback making it a 9-7 victory. The Cardinals became the first team in major-league history to overcome a

Growing up in a family full of Cardinals fans, I can recall countless times watching them play. That victory over the Washington Nationals was by no means one of the most entertaining baseball games I have ever seen and I was shocked to see the determination of the Cardinals as the game progressed. D e fe at i n g the Nationals was definitely a milestone game for the Cardinals

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baseball players celebrate after comeback win. and if there is one thing you can predict about the NLDS this year, it’s that no lead towards the beginning of the game will determine who will take the victory. The turn around of momentum contributed not only to the success of the Cardinals, but for many athletes as well. The incredible turn around wins occurs at all levels, including at the professional, college,

high school or even middle school level. Even in the halls of Rose today there are many athletes who have experienced a similar phenomenon that the Cardinals experienced. Many of you who are athletes have experienced those particular games where the odds were not in your favor towards the beginning of the game and something clicked for your team. This led to a stunning victory.


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The varsity Rose volleyball team discusses strategy after a conference game against Hoggard. &2//,1/2< *Staff writer A tie breaker was necessary to determine seeding going into the NCHSAA 4A volleyball state playoffs. Rose played Ashley High School, a familiar conference opposer, to secure the number one seed in this years tournament. With a top seed in the playoffs, the Rampants established home court advantage throughout

WKH Č´UVW WZR URXQGV This season the 17-3 Rose Volleyball team beat Ashley in four games and became conference co-champs for the Mideastern Conference. With a Conference Champions banner up on the wall, the Lady Rampants volleyball team has reclaimed the Mideastern Conference title that they lost last season when Hoggard took home the title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is great being Conference Co-Champs

because this is our last year in this conference,â&#x20AC;? sophomore Macie Wright said. â&#x20AC;?Going out with a bang is the perfect ending for us with all the Wilmington teams. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty great to have a banner up on the wall.â&#x20AC;? The team had a powerful offense and recorded a total of 51 kills on Wednesday night to beat Ashley 3-1. The matchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s notable players include seniors that stepped up this game to help put Rose

on top. Emily Steele had 24 kills, 4 blocks and 10 digs, Kalee Hathaway had 30 assists, and Marie Payne had 21 digs. Rose was able to put together a solid 4 sets of volleyball and correct the mistakes that caused them to lose the regular season match against Ashley on September 18th. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year, we were missing something,â&#x20AC;? junior Kendall Douglas said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And this year we have all the pieces of the puzzle.â&#x20AC;? The team, as a whole, had a total of 705 kills for the season. This statistic proves that they are capable of being a very competitive, high scoring team. Steele led the team in kills and will continue her volleyball career at Gardner Webb University next fall on an athletic scholarship. The 2012 volleyball team season came to a halt on October 23 with a loss to Hoggard High School in the second round of the playoffs.

The rampants put up a JRRGČ´JKWEXWWKH\ORVW LQ WKH Č´IWK DQG Č´QDO set of the match 12-15. The volleyball team will lose seven seniors after four years of hard work and dedication. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The seniors brought us all together and helped us strive for one goal,â&#x20AC;? sophomore Merritt Anderson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They always gave us good advice. They really made us a team this year.â&#x20AC;?  :LWK Č´YH underclassmen returning next year, the future of Rose volleyball looks bright. Along with Anderson, sophomores Annie Randall, Macie Wright and freshmen Maggie Hallow and Shelby Casey look forward to continuing their volleyball career here at Rose. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I look forward to being older and having more e x p e r i e n c e , â&#x20AC;? Hallow said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And being in the samee conference as Conley.â&#x20AC;?

Chili Night results in a draw (00<%$5&(/21$* Staff Writer With fans holding their bowls of steaming chili and Rowdie Rampants blowing their horns, junior Justyn de Queiroz shoots the ball past the Conley goalie, tying the game up 1-1. On October 12, the Rose menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer team played against long time rivals, Conley. That night was the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chili night; a fundraiser that was built to earn money for the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer program. For 5 dollars, the team sold chili, chips, fruit, a drink, DQG D UDÉ H WLFNHW :LWK DUDÉ HWLFNHWVSHFWDWRUV were given the chance to win a number of prizes. The chili was cooked and donated by Winslowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; the cups were donated by McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Other items,

such as utensils, were donated by the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents. Approximately 1000 dollars was raised that night and will go towards new equipment for the team and will help them upgrade the soccer facility. There was also an additional 1000 dollars earned from the amount of tickets sold, which were seven dollars each. A large portion of the Rowdie Rampants showed up and made up most of the Rose fans at the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The game was very fun and the Rowdie Rampants made the game very exciting,â&#x20AC;? said junior Chad Sullivan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people got horns to blow and me and my friends got green and blue paint and wrote â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;R-O-S-Eâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on our chests. I think that the crowd really

helped the team out.â&#x20AC;? started at Rose last year. The Rose vs Conley game ZDVWKHČ´UVWVRFFHUJDPH that the club appeared at this year. The club is well known at football games for their school spirit and support; they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disappoint at the soccer game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rowdie Rampants got me so pumped for the game,â&#x20AC;? said de Quieroz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always good to see friends rooting for us and LW ERRVWV RXU FRQČ´GHQFH and our playing because we want to play our best for them, especially in this game against Conley. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been back and forth between us. Ever since my freshman year on varsity, the games have always been very close.â&#x20AC;? It is a well known fact that Conley and Rose are big time rivals, no

matter the sport. The team had already played and lost to Conley in mid-September. This was their chance to make up for their loss RQ WKHLU KRPH Č´HOG â&#x20AC;&#x153;The game was good,â&#x20AC;? said head coach Charlie Harvey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were a little fatigued to start out with, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partially due to the game before on Thursday after competing against Wilmington. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disappointing that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not winning more games, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not for lack of trying. The team is working hard and trying to compete.â&#x20AC;? Throughout the game, calls were being made left and right. Despite this, the referee had good things to say about both teams afterwards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was one of the better games Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen

Rose play,â&#x20AC;? said center referee Mike Priest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a very good game. Great environment, good crowd, and it was a very fair result for both teams. I know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very heated rivalry, but they played a great game. Good job to them.â&#x20AC;?  7KH Č´UVW half ended with the Rampants down by one point, but that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop them. de Queiroz scored for the Rose team in the second half. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was very excited when I scored,â&#x20AC;? said de Queiroz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not just because I scored, but because it meant that our team was still in the game. And it boosted RXU FRQČ´GHQFH ,W FRXOG have been someone else that scored and I would have been equally excited. Because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about who scores, but that we do it as a team.â&#x20AC;?

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NC State menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball is predicted to win the ACC regular season championship over rivals North Carolina and Duke.

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Lauren Coltrain: Drives solo to succeed $5,66$0,&+$(/6* Staff Writer At Rose, students are used to sports teams having multiple players, but there is one exception. Senior Lauren Coltrain is the only member of the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf team and has been a dedicated player for four years. Coltrain has been playing golf since she was thirteen. Current Rose teacher Van Tucker is both the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf coach. Coltrain said that she uses her coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspirational advice to motivate her, especially being the only player on the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not playing well, I tend to get a little frustrated

with myself,â&#x20AC;? Coltrain said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach Tucker will calm me down by saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Move on to the next shot, everything is going to be alright.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He helps calm me down when things arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going right.â&#x20AC;? With the help of Tucker, Coltrain has a wide range of personal goals she would like to accomplish. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year I finished 27th in the state championship,â&#x20AC;? Coltrain said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year I set a goal for myself to finish 15th or better.â&#x20AC;? In order to accomplish these goals, Coltrain aims to practice at least five times a week. For a typical practice, Coltrain begins with hitting balls out on the

range, followed with putting, and finished with playing six to nine holes on the course. Coltrain practices at Greenville Country Club, and she goes through a similar routine each day. Sometimes Tucker will come out to help coach or teach Coltrain new techniques. Coltrain said that she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find it troublesome to be the only player on the team. She also said that she wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind there being more players. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely a little strange, considering weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re suppose to have a team, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all that different considering golf is an individual sport,â&#x20AC;? Coltrain said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would definitely like to have more of a team.â&#x20AC;? Coltrain finds golf to be exciting because she never knows what the outcome of the game will be. She also gets fed up when the game

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Lauren Coltrain practices her golf swing at practice. doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go as planned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Golf is such a challenge, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never the same,â&#x20AC;? Coltrain said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One shot is not exactly the same as the next shot youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to hit. This keeps it interesting. It is also frustrating sometimes, too. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the challenge of the game, really.â&#x20AC;? Just a few weeks ago, Coltrain finished

third overall in her conference match. Coltrain has trained hard for the past four years to get to this point in her golf career. She hopes to continue with golf after high school. Being the only player on the team, Coltrain takes pride in her hard work. Even with a busy life, she finds time to practice golf almost every day.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012Â&#x2021;5$03$17/,1(6

THE AMAZING RACE Teen Dems/Repubs get involved in Presidential Election

(/,=$%(7+520$5< $1'0$5<6/$'('8.( Features Co-editors Whether you are scrolling through your Twitter timeline or reading Facebook status updates, the presidential election between Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, and Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, is everywhere. On nights of the debates, it is close to impossible to go on a social networking site and not see anything about Romney or Obama. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election has made for a busy time in the political clubs here at Rose, Teen Republicans and Teen Democrats. Members of the clubs have been doing a lot to spread the word about the elec-

tion and promote their party. Junior Alice Reed supports President Obama and is a member of Teen Democrats. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our club went to WKH 2EDPD RÉ&#x;FH KHUH in Greenville and had an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Obama night,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Reed said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We called people asking them if they were interested in early voting, and if they were planning on voting for Obama. We also gave them more information about early voting.â&#x20AC;? In an effort to get people excited about voting, the Republican party held a project called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Super Saturdayâ&#x20AC;? on Saturday, Oct. 6 to get volunteers to go out and promote Romney and the Republican ticket. Senior Bennett Jethro is a member of Teen Republicans at Rose and supports Romney. â&#x20AC;&#x153; W e helped out on Su p e r Saturday b y

making phone calls and driving around in an effort to get people informed about the election coming up,â&#x20AC;? Jethro said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also been working at WKH5HSXEOLFDQRÉ&#x;FHKHUH in Greenville.â&#x20AC;? Freshman Susanna Spratt is also an avid member of Teen Republicans and has been helping spread the word to vote for Romney. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Super Saturday, we went door to door for a few hours and asked registered Republicans if WKH\ ZHUH FRQČ´UPHG RQ voting for the Republican ticket,â&#x20AC;? Spratt said. Senior Andrew Bennett who is an active participant in Teen Democrats feels that their efforts on behalf of President Obama are helping the campaign along. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like we have been able to spread the word about what President Obama is doing and raise support for him,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For example, when I was helping with phone banking, all of the people who I got in touch with, except for the two who were deceased, were willing to talk about the President and really gain support for him, and this was all just by talking on the phone.â&#x20AC;? Teen Democrats have also been volunteering with the local campaign of Marian Mclawhorn, who is seeking re-election in the NC State House. Many Rose students are able to vote for the Č´UVWWLPHWKLV\HDUVRLWLV even more exciting to be involved in making a difference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Politics is a big interest of mine,â&#x20AC;? Jethro said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to vote this year, so I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impor-

tant for me to be involved with something that is goLQJ WR KHOS LQČľXHQFH RXU country.â&#x20AC;? Bennett says that he is also excited about being DEOH WR YRWH IRU WKH Č´UVW time this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to make my voice heard,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, there is no better way to do that than voting, and I am thankful that I am able to do that this year.â&#x20AC;? It is important for students who are not old enough to vote yet to get involved, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to get involved now, because if some people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get involved early then they never will get involved,â&#x20AC;? Reed said. Even the students who cannot yet vote can take the opportunity to get informed since they will be able to vote within a matter of a couple years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a few years weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to vote anyway,â&#x20AC;? Spratt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So it is better now that we know about the issues than having to catch up on everything later on.â&#x20AC;? Students have a lot of different opinions about the candidates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Obama is taking our nation in the right direction,â&#x20AC;? Jethro said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I do think that Romney and the Republicansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plans are going to do much better than Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for this country. He has obviously not done what he planned to do, so we need change.â&#x20AC;? Bennett feels differently about the election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In all honesty, I feel that both candidates could have been better,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, you KDYH WR GUDZ D Č´QH OLQH between what is ultimately right for the country as a whole and what is right

MITT ROMNEY

for a group of people. I personally feel that Mitt Romneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans focus on a group of people instead of the entire country. Some people may disagree, but that is the way I feel.â&#x20AC;? Whether one supports Romney or Obama, it is evident that this will be a close election. With both candidates tied in most polls, give or take a couple percent, it is hard to predict who will come out victorious. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I support Obama,â&#x20AC;? Reed said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it is going to be a very close election.â&#x20AC;? Politics is something that is always affecting us, and some students may even see a political career in their future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it would be interesting to have a career in politics someday,â&#x20AC;? Jethrosaid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m real-

to combine those two things than to have some kind of career in politics and even hold a public ofČ´FHČ&#x2039; However, a political career is not everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cup of tea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not really interested in pursuing a career in politics myself,â&#x20AC;? Spratt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really actually donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like politics much, but I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sit around and complain about what the government is doing and then not do anything about it.â&#x20AC;? Whether it is Teen Democrats or Teen Republicans, both sides agree that it is important for young people to make their voices heard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young people always have the lowest voter turnout rate, but young Americans should really get involved,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the future of our country and soon young people will be able to vote and help make decisions that will shape the future of our country. If they get involved in

ly into government and histoU\VRLWLVGHČ´QLWHO\ an interest.â&#x20AC;? Bennett is also thinking about pursuing a career in the poOLWLFDOČ´HOG â&#x20AC;&#x153;What I want to do LVEHFRPHDODZ\HUČ´UVW but I think that after that I would like to become a politician,â&#x20AC;? Bennett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy public speaking and making my opinion known and for me, there is no better way

politics early, they will gain an understanding about whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on so that they can make informed decisions for the future.â&#x20AC;?

BARACK OBAMA

-51 years old -First African-American President of United States

-65 years old -Former Governor of Massachusetts

PLATFORM:

PLATFORM:

ECONOMIC ISSUES:

ECONOMIC ISSUES:

President Obama wants to invest in the middle class and increase taxes for the wealthy. He plans to reduce the deficit by more than $4 trillion over the next decade. He wants to create more jobs for Americans by increasing the number of manufacturing jobs in the US, rescuing the auto industry and cutting tax breaks for industries.

Mitt Romney plans to cut all taxes by 20% and eliminate taxes completely for families with less than a $200,000 adjusted gross income, which is a familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total income minus certain reductions. He wants to cut the deficit and reduce or eliminate funding for certain federally-funded programs, such as PBS. He plans to create 12 million new jobs and createâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Personal Re-employment Accountsâ&#x20AC;? which would facilitate programs for on-the -job training, similar to what he did in Massachussetts.

SOCIAL ISSUES:

President Obama wants to make higher education more affordable by doubling the funding for Pell grants and establishing a college tax credit. For other social issues, such as equal rights, he plans on establishing equal pay for women in the workplace and supports equal treatment for same-sex couples. However, he does support the freedom of religious institutions to administer marriages as they see fit without government interference.

SOCIAL ISSUES:

Romney feels that education is a central aspect of the American Dream. He advocates a broad spectrum of reforms to the educational system, and will take steps to tying teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;compensations to their individual results. He believes that marriage is an institution between a man and a woman, but feels that basic civil rights and some benefits should be available to those in non-traditional relationships.

OBAMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S RUNNING MATE: Joe Biden

Romneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Running Mate:Paul Ryan

-69 years old -Ran for president in 1987 and 2007 but later dropped out of the race

-42 years old -Is the chair of the House Budget comittee and is considered a fiscally conservative voice in the Republican party.

HOW WELL DOES ROSE KNOW POLITICS? Secretary of State?

55% Of students know that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hillary Clinton.

We asked Rose students if they knew some key players in the world of politics. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what they thought:

Mayor of Greenville?

Vice President?

69% Of students know that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Joe Biden.

Governor of NC?

8% Of students know that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Allen Thomas.

44% Of students know that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bev Perdue.


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