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Singapore American High School Oct. 25, 2004
Vol. 24 No. 2
SAS GOES LIVE. Channel NewsAsia’s Suzanne Jung interviews SAS students and teachers in a live feed during the last Kerry-Bush debate. Sophomore Penn Bullock, junior Claudia Codron, Jung, Jay Kumpel and Jim Baker all participated in the live broadcoast. Photo by Erich Bussing.
Which candidate do you support? Bush: 39% Kerry: 38% Nader: 6% Undecided: 19% The Iraq War: Was it justiﬁed? Yes: 20% No: 53% Don’t Know: 27% More survey results on page 3
Students and teachers go on air to critique debate A hotly contested presidential race has focused more than the usual amount of media attention on SAS. Story by Laura Imkamp. In the past four weeks, television news crews from CNBC Asia and Channel News Asia, as well as a reporter from The Straits Times newspaper, have visited the American school. On Thursday, Oct. 18, the day of the third and ﬁnal presidential debate, both Channel News Asia and CNBC Asia were on campus to interview students and teachers and discuss the debates. CNBC set up
at live feed in front of the booster booth, where reporter Suzanne Jung of Channel News Asia interviewed junior Claudia Codron and sophomore Penn Bullock before the debate began. Jung asked Bullock if his opinions agreed with those of his family. Bullock, a Bush supporter, told Jung that he is the only Republican in his family. She asked if his Republican views had any impact on his Democratic parents. “Well, they do pay the bills, so I canʼt really inﬂuence them that much,” Bullock said. “But we do have some exciting dinner table discussions, and it can get pretty intense at times.”
In an interview with senior Pratyush Rastogi before the debate, Rastogi talked to Jung about his viewpoint as an ʻoutsider,ʼ or nonAmerican, in the election. Rastogi, an Indian citizen, said that Eye articles, conversations with his peers, and the schoolʼs political clubs have “deﬁnitely opened my eyes to the election, even though Iʼm an Indian, and it doesnʼt directly inﬂuence me.” Social studies teacher Jim Baker was the ﬁrst to speak, followed by Bullock, during a post-debate discussion with six students and two teachers. Jung questioned them on the tactics used by the candidates to appeal to the audience, the
candidatesʼ body language, their opinions on the ﬂu shot shortage and the effect of the debates on their position in supporting either candidate. Juniors Codron and Mark Allen, sophomores Bullock, Rachel Witt, Carolyn Etter Simi Oberoi, and teachers Jay Kumpel and Jim Baker all participated in the discussion. “[I was nervous,] not so much because of the fact that it was on TV,” Witt said. “Penn Bullock is a strong speaker for the other side, so I was a little scared of going up against him.” While Jung was watching the debate with students in the library multi-media theater, Eric Burnett and Anne-Marie Russellʼs American
Studies class was being interviewed and observed by Maura Fogerty of CNBC Asia. Fogerty interviewed sophomores Sophie Greene, Brian Leung, Brandi Bell and Sean McCabe individually, and sat in on the class when they analyzed the speeches given in the debate. The class identiﬁed things that could have been changed in the responses and discussed techniques used by the candidates in preparation for speeches that the students will give to the class on election day. “We just tried to not look at the camera and act like itʼs business as usual,” Burnett said. The student interviews and class activities are
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Administration considers IB program for high school curriculum
DECISIONS, DECISIONS. Senior Tadashi Soma browses through information on the IB diploma program.The program is a topic of discussion for the curriculum committee’s upcoming meeting in November. Although many faculty members are in favor of the IB being offered at SAS, several issues must be resolved before the IB can be included in the school curriculum. Photo by Michael Hu.
By Michael Hu AP Calc exams and AP Bio labs may sound intimidating, but students at SAS could soon be stressing over four thousand word extended essays and weekly community service requirements if an International Baccalaureate (IB) program is adopted. A curriculum committee will consider in November the adoption of the two-year long IB diploma program. The committee consists of principals, the superintendent, director of staff development and curriculum and six board members. “The IB is an excellent curriculum,” counselor Beth Kramer said. “It has aspects such as the extended essay and theory of knowledge (TOK) course that the AP doesnʼt offer.” The extended essay and TOK are
just two of the requirements needed to earn an IB diploma. Students in the TOK course reﬂect on the nature of knowledge and experience. An extended essay of up to fourthousand words is the product of a studentʼs original research. A full IB diploma requires students to earn points in their subject courses, complete the TOK course, write an extended essay and complete creativity, action, and service (CAS) hours, which may include time spent in art, theater, music, sports or community service. While the AP program is ﬂexible and gives students more freedom to choose their areas of study, the IB diploma programʼs basic requirements specify a diverse range of subject areas that students must take classes in. “Itʼs a very good program because
itʼs a very complete program,” math teacher Karl Wischki said. SAS is the only one of the six IASAS schools that does not offer the IB program in its curriculum. All ﬁve other IASAS schools offer both AP and IB programs to their students. One reason the IB might not be offered at SAS is the ﬁnancial cost involved when offering both IB and AP programs. New staff would have to be hired, current staff would need to be sent to training workshops for the IB, and a fee would have to be paid to the IB organization for offering that diploma program. Another issue is the division in the student body that could be created if both programs are offered. Wischki said that offering the two programs would split the high school.
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October 27, 2004
PEP RALLY SUCCESS. On the left, students crowd into the auditorium for the ﬁrst season pep rally. Previous pep rallies have been held in the gym. The pep rally beneﬁted from the auditorium’s superior acoustics and lighting. On the right, Eddie the Eagle, seniors Henrique De Geus and Mikael Friis appear onstage during the pep rally. Photos by Laura Imkamp.
Show of spirit and change of venue save pep rallies The success of the Oct. 12 pep rally ensured that second and third season athletes will continue to enjoy pep rallies in the future. Story by Alex Lloyd. Pep rallies were cancelled last year on the heels of complaints from teachers, who claimed they wasted valuable class time. “Iʼm not sure how pizza eating is supposed to help the athletes get ready for IASAS,” said track coach Jim Baker, who prefers an honorsstyle assembly where the coaches
would talk about the athletes individually. “For years and years the coaches used to say something about the athletes, but now itʼs just some captain who walks up, mumbles something into the mike and reads out the names, half of which you canʼt hear anyway.” Many students viewed the pep rallies as just another way to get out of class. “No one really pays attention,” junior Brad Bordwell said. The administrationʼs change of mind came after the executive council presented a list of reasons supporting the return of pep rallies. “Instead of whining about it, we presented our issues at a
meeting with Mr. Chmelik and Mr. Norcott, and they decided to give us another chance,” Executive Council President Cordelia Ross said. On the Executive Councilʼs list was the difﬁculty of improving school spirit without pep rallies and the irony in not having the rallies when SAS is so strong in sports. To appease unhappy teachers, time was trimmed from both classes and breaks-ﬁve minutes from each. “I think if weʼre going to have these rallies, the student body needs to kind of suck it up and be willing to give up some of their break time,” principal Paul Chmelik said. Baker sees value in pep rallies, but only if the focus is on the athletes and the sports.
“[Sports] are a lot of effort and kids put a lot time into it, so these rallies are the one chance they have to show who they are and what theyʼve been doing all season, and that has real worth,” he said. “But when it gets down to ʻWhat can we do to get people to sit up and take notice?ʼ then I donʼt really know what youʼre achieving.” The rally was moved to the auditorium instead of the gym where pep rallies had traditionally taken place. “The sound system was blown out at one of the previous pep rallies, and so we were using the student council sound system,” Activities Director Mimi Molchan said. “The acoustics in the gym are so bad that
I think a majority of the kids had no idea what was being said.” The auditorium not only offers better acoustics, but use of the lighting and the projector system. “I liked the slide show,” junior Mark Fordney said. “It made it a lot more fun.” The success of this seasonʼs pep rally ensured that rallies will continue to be held in second and third seasons. “I thought it was terriﬁc,” Chmelik said. “It was a big step up from the last yearʼs rallies and I look forward to more in the future.” “I was told by someone at HKIS when I moved that SAS has so much school spirit,” senior Barnabas Lin said. “I didnʼt believe it till now.”
Committee considers adding IB program IB, from page 1 “Adding the IB could be divisive, but I believeour school is big enough to accommodate both the AP and the IB,” Kramer said. Principal Paul Chmelik said that offering the IB would also create problems with scheduling, and would force counselors to compress both AP and IB programs into a single schedule. Kramer said that universities and colleges all over the world look favorably upon students who are IB diploma holders. According to an article in “State Legislatures” by Richard Lee Colvin, more schools in the United States are now offering IB programs to their students. The story said that “the number of high schools offering the even more rigorous [than AP] international baccalaureate program is soaring as well, with dozens of schools participating in California, Colorado, Florida, Virginia, Texas and New York.” “If our school were to offer the IB diploma, colleges would look favorably on students who complete
IB at a glance IB Diploma Requirements: • Minimum score of twentyfour points • Completion of TOK, extended essay and CAS hours For Your Information... • Each academic subject is graded on a scale of one to seven, one being the worst and seven being the best.The TOK and Extended Essay may result in up to three bonus points. • A student’s total score is the sum of all subject grades and bonus points. The maximum possible score for a student is fortyﬁve points. • A student is expected to spent at least three to four hours a week for two years on CAS
the full diploma,” Kramer said. In an Eagle Eye survey, 53% of students said that they would be interested in taking part in the IB program if it were offered at SAS. However, only 33% of students said that they would be interested in pursuing a full IB diploma, while the remaining students would prefer to take only a few IB classes. Other schools in Singapore offer the IB as part of their curriculum, and SAS has distinguished itself for its excellence in AP courses and exam results. Students living in Singapore who prefer the IB have several alternative schools to attend other than SAS. “I think itʼs the right moment for the school to seriously consider offering IB,” Chmelik said. “Itʼs possible that having IB at SAS would attract more students, especially those of European origin or those interested in a European college education. “Itʼs a matter of whether we need to [offer it], and how much effort weʼre willing to put into it. We shouldnʼt do it just for the sake of doing it.”
Q & A. CNBC interviews sophomore Brandi Bell about her views on the U.S. Presidential election and debates. Photo by Erich Bussing.
Local media focuses on students
NEWS, from page 1
expected to be aired on CNBC in about two weeks as part of a special about the U.S. elections. Print reporters had their day, too, when William Choong, A Straits Times reporter, and cameraman Wong Kwai Chow joined Bill Rivesʼ AP Psychology class on the day of the ﬁrst presidential debate. “Under the watchful eyes of Abraham Lincoln on the wall, the students paid close attention as their teacher lamented the divisiveness of the American body politic,” the Sunday Times article said.
While waiting for the debate to begin, the class answered questions about the presidential campaigns, while the photographer snapped photos from every angle. Rives and juniors Whitney Taylor, Mark Rivett-Carnac, Dhruv Sahgal, Alex Lloyd and Braden Betts were the only U.S. citizens in the class and stayed back after the bell to answer more questions about the debate and candidates. An article about Rivesʼ and the studentsʼ views on the presidential race appeared in the newspaper the following Sunday, Sept. 3.
October 27, 2004
Survey reveals students’ views on politics and the US Election
FEELING LUCKY. Breno Cavalheiro waits with his fellow freshmen to receive their Interim Semester picks from Deputy Principal Dave Norcott. Photo by Laura Imkamp.
Going with friends a chief concern for interim semester The return of “Winter Sports In Switzerland” to the interim semester options was a popular one. The skiing trip, with one of its objectives to “improve selfesteem,” was the ﬁrst trip to ﬁll up. Senior Kinu Fukui had the ﬁrst overall pick, and chose to go to Switzerland with sponsors Paul Terrile and Dawn Betts. “When I picked out of the hat,” Fukui said, “I was nervous because I hadnʼt made up my mind yet.” Fukui had the option to go anywhere she wanted, but most students didnʼt know what trips would be available to them until the time they picked. “I get kind of nervous,” senior Emily Murray said. “Everyone just wants their trip to work out right and to be with their friends, so when it doesnʼt happen it can be a real bummer.”
Most students managed to get on trips with their friends. Senior Olivia Kelley picked in the last group of the seniors and chose Bhutan with several of hers. - By Doug Fagan
Mice neutered in library lab theft Unidentiﬁed thieves robbed at least a dozen computer mice of their navigational balls, incapacitating the mice and forcing librarians to replace the neutered specimens with new, ball-less optical mice. Over a period of several weeks, 11 balls were stolen from the bottom of mice in the library computer lab. Librarian Media Specialist Ron Starker said he was unable to locate replacement balls and therefore opted to exchange the disabled mice with optical ones, at a cost of $17 apiece. Although the thievesʼ motives are unknown, it is suspected that the balls were taken for their bouncy qualities. - By Penn Bullock
Peace Concert Tryouts
Mistral members Nigel Wylie, Ryohei Ishii and Eric Williams audition for Peace Concert. The concert is on Nov. 19. Photo by Laura Imkamp.
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Futon Parusia Rafe Set for Glory
By Penn Bullock An Eagle Eye survey of high school students reveals that a slight majority of those who are U.S. citizens support President Bush in the upcoming election, while nonU.S. citizens overwhelmingly favor Senator Kerry. Of the roughly one thousand surveys sent out to homebases, 466 were returned on time and tallied by Eye staff. Bush won the backing of 39 percent of U.S. students and Kerry came in closely behind with 38 percent. Six percent endorsed third party long-shot Ralph Nader, and 19 percent remained undecided. Among non-U.S. students, Kerry was the clear favorite, with
47 percent saying they support the Democrat. Bush, in contrast, earned only 14 percent of that vote. Most students said they are closely attuned to political affairs and current events. Twelve percent reported a strong interest in news and politics, 46 percent said they are “somewhat interested,” and 32 percent said they are “barely interested” or “donʼt care.” A majority of the students, 43 percent, cited terrorism as their most pressing concern in the election. Nineteen percent said they considered Iraq or the economy the most relevant issue. Education, health-care and Social Security were ranked most important by eight, four, and ﬁve percent, respectively.
If the election were based solely on looks, John Kerry would win decisively: 48 percent of respondents chose Kerry as the most attractive candidate, while Bush and Nader were deemed the handsomest by 32 percent and 19 percent of the student body, respectively. Several students wrote that they regard both candidates as equally ugly, and a few artistic individuals sketched pictures of the men. Bush, who is often compared to various non-human primates, was portrayed as a monkey or chimpanzee and Kerry, who is said to resemble a creation of Dr. Frankenstein, was drawn as a zombie or reanimated corpse.
Baker and Fussner disagree on taxes, Iraq, and just about everything else The deficit, tax breaks and Iraq were the hot topics thrown back and forth at the American club on Oct. 1. Story by Ted Ho and Bridget Hanagan. The two delegates, James Baker, chairman of the Democrats Abroad in Singapore, and Christopher Fussner, worldwide chairman of the Republicans Abroad, represented their partyʼs candidates and defended their personal viewpoints on the upcoming election during a mock presidential debate. Baker started off the debate by saying the Republican party offered only empty promises. “They tell us that we can have it all,” Baker said. “They claim they can bring security to America and bring peace and democracy to Iraq by deposing a despotic ruler. The only people who have to sacriﬁce for their policies are the men and women and their families who ﬁght for this country.” Baker said Republicans also promise to cut taxes, yet they donʼt have a plan for eliminating trillions of dollars in debt. Baker added that if Bush is re-elected, the debt is estimated to rise by another 3 to 4 trillion dollars. Future generations will then be forced to pay off the accumulating debt, while the Democrats want to take ﬁscal responsibility and pay off the debt now. Rather than starting his speech off with a focus on the traditional Republican economic issues, Fussner discussed Iraq, the war on terror, tax breaks, and Kerryʼs failure to take a ﬁrm stance on issues. Fussner used an example from the Reagan administration to talk about terrorism. “Libyan agents in Berlin bombed the Stazi disco. Reagan sent F-15 and F-16s out to Libya and bombed the terrorist training camps and
LOCAL POLITICOS CHAMPION CANDIDATES. Democrat Jim Baker and Republican Christopher Fussner at the American Club after their mock presidential debate. Issues debated include Iraq, the deﬁcit and taxes. Photo by Gillian Han.
hideouts. This is how Republicans take care of terrorism; quickly and harshly.” Baker responded by asking why America is interested in bringing democracy to Iraq when some of its allies like Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan are running oppressive regimes. “How do you go to people and talk about their lack of democracy if this administration doesnʼt have any credibility themselves in their interrogation methods in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba?” Baker asked. Fussner replied that the detainees werenʼt being tortured; it was just a form of intense interrogation. He mentioned many of the accomplishments of the Bush administration, saying that it has successfully cut taxes and has continued to fund AIDS programs and the No Child Left Behind Act. The administration has also appropriated over 15 billion dollars towards funding the AIDS program and other humanitarian causes. Baker pointed out that these programs were, so far, only campaign promises. Out of the 15 billion dollars pledged to ﬁght AIDS, only 1 billion has been put towards the fund. Baker added that the education
initiative is also under-funded by 10 billion dollars. “With all these tax cuts, someone has to pay for the administrationʼs increased spending in the education and health sector,” Baker said. “Itʼs time for us to stop passing off our problems to the next generation.” When an audience member asked how the two came to choose their party afﬁliations, Fussner highlighted his democratic background and how he was once a New York construction worker. He said he became a Republican after he got a well-paid job in California and did not want 35% of his income taken away by the government. He also supports Republican ideals such as free trade, their policies on terrorism and the war on Iraq. Baker said he chose to be a democrat because he believes in their ideals. “Iʼm a Democrat because I believe the strong donʼt devour the weak. Iʼm a Democrat because I believe that the government should help those who canʼt help themselves. Iʼm a Democrat because I believe women have the right to choose. Iʼm a Democrat because America must work with the rest of the world as a friend, not an enemy.”
4 op / ed Phil Haslett
October 27, 2004
Give ignorance a break: read more, think more
I went to the American Club on Oct. 1 for a free thrill. Not often does one get to see two grown-ups argue in public. But something else happened when Jim Baker and Chris Fussner debated: I ﬁnally realized how little I know, and how ignorant I am when it comes to politics. I almost wrote an editorial about how the upcoming presidential election didnʼt affect teenagers like me. I almost wrote that young Americans should just go wakeboarding or have a bowl of Lucky Charms rather than vote. Thank goodness I didnʼt write it, for the scolding I would have received from Baker and Fussner, teachers, and our staffʼs own political guru, Penn Bullock, would have made
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Admin should stay out of coaches’ practice routines Morning practices for swimming were cancelled last year. The swim team was “practicing too much” for a high school swim team. Now they canʼt practice until 4:15 and can only swim a total of ﬁve days a week. Itʼs not enough. School rules are blocking athletic ambition because apparently the administration knows whatʼs best for us. Itʼs not that swimming needs more practice than other sports. Itʼs true that any athlete could get better with more practice, and with the exception of a few people, everyone wants to get better. Swimmers need those practices. Unlike other sports, running wonʼt improve swimming ability. Swimmers canʼt go into their back yard and practice. Instead, they have to go to a local pool, which could be 20 minutes away. They may not be able to practice at all, and a missed day is another day to make up. Practice time is precious. An
extra ﬁfteen minutes means a lap around the ﬁeld and a stretch. 15 minutes means a few more jumps or passes. Fifteen minutes means an extra 500-meter swim. Some classes are known to eat into practice time. One example is AP Biology, which takes up Wednesday afternoons for labs. So when can these students make up their missed practices? Apparently never. Swimming coach Steve Betts is one coach that has been known to do make-up practices for his athletes. But he canʼt do this anymore because that would be interpreted as outside pressure from the coach forcing his athletes to practice. Those swimmers who want to make up missed practices will probably do so on their own. Thereʼs no one using the pool from three until four so they can swim then and start with the rest of the team at 4:15. Itʼs unfortunate that theyʼll have to practice alone, because if anyone
was ambitious enough to join them, theyʼd be breaking the rules. The athletes will ﬁnd a way around that, too; theyʼll just practice somewhere else, without the coach, because technically, thatʼs not practice. The problem is, most athletes have never designed a workout before. How can they practice if their coach is not allowed to make one for them to do on their own? If he did, heʼd be ʻforcingʼ them to practice. How ridiculous. Why canʼt the coach help them if they want to practice? The athletes will still get the workouts done, one way or another, but, for some reason, the administration thinks they know how much sport students can handle in their lives. The athletes know how much they can handle. They can deal with time efﬁciently. Let the athletes choose how much practice they need.
The Eye received this letter from senior Mindy Nguyen. It is a proposal in response to last issueʼs article concerning special homebases.
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Iʼd like to request a new special homebase, please. Iʼd like to be part of a homebase for athletes. We could call it the Jock homebase. People who arenʼt just like me would be wiped out of my life. And if all the athletes were together in the same homebase, why, then we could talk day in and day out about sports. Yippee!!! Weʼll be such exciting people, only able to really converse on one topic. But hey itʼs okay, because we worked good and hard for it. You try swimming for 2 hours every day until your brain goes numb, or jumping stairs until your calves are about to fall off so that you can get that great jumpshot. Doing stuff like that makes us better than most other people, so we deserve to be set apart from them. Otherwise theyʼd taint us with different points of view. Which reminds me. We really need to get rid of the Student Council homebase, and NHS too. Where do they come off, having people from all different walks of life in just one homebase? The last time I
read the student handbook, the maxim “a balanced life contributes to personal well-being and happiness” (page 10, 4th bullet) was deﬁnitely not there. Special homebases are not for bringing together students who ordinarily would never see each other to facilitate communication. Special homebases are for isolating speciﬁc groups of extraordinary people from the rest of society so that we can revel, unhindered by mediocrity, in self-acclaimed superiority. So can I please, please, pretty please, be put in a new homebase? I really look forward to the day when I can start to hang out with only one kind of person. I mean, if the world had been open-minded and diverse we wouldnʼt have gotten to where we are today. Do you have a rebuttal or comment about something in The Eye? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports rally revival gets positive results at IASAS When “Letʼs get ready to rumble” roared on the loud speaker in the auditorium, the entire student body erupted in cheers. Pep rallies were back with a bang. More than 900 students crammed into the two-level auditorium on Oct. 12 and bid the ﬁrst-season athletes good luck. The volleyball, crosscountry and soccer teams were sent off to IASAS with an unprecedented support from the student body. In the past, pep rallies have been so lackluster and sedate that the administration axed them. During the 2000-2001 school year, pep rallies were reduced to gatherings during breaks to support the teams. But pep rallies were back in their uninspired form the next school year. This year, pep rallies were supposed to be cancelled, but the executive council convinced the administration to give students one more chance - and they didnʼt disappoint. Balloons were strung throughout the auditorium and music blasted from oversized speakers as the students got caught up in the hype of a pep rally for the ﬁrst time in years. They screamed. They laughed. They actually seemed to care. It was the loudest and most energetic pep rally in the past
four years. Students went wild for the teams, and the teams responded with better than par performances at IASAS. The pumped-up athletes returned from Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur with the gold in ﬁve out of six competitions. The rallies still have a ways to go. The food-eating competitions need to stop. Nobody gets excited over who can eat a durian fastest. Students would much rather see highlights from games or hear coaches say something about their teams. Perhaps something like “Varsity Blues” when Jon Voight gets to the podium and the gym goes crazy. The teams will never have the fans and support of a 3,000 student high school in Texas, but the student body has come a long way. At pep rallies last year, not only was there little applause, but pep rallies were a joke. This year, students gave athletes the recognition they deserved. They work ﬁve days a week to proudly represent our school, and we ﬁnally showed them the respect they earned. Now that the school has ﬁnally shown support for its athletes, expect pep rallies to stay around for a while.
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October 27, 2004
Service : pure altruism or selfish hypocrisy? By Ally Vaz and Prianka Dev A ten-year-old boy ﬂails in the water, struggling to reach senior Kate Parkinson who is waiting two meters away from him in the pool. The boy slaps at the water, splashing and paddling, his limbs ﬂying out clumsily in every direction behind him. When he ﬁnally grabs hold of her outstretched arms, Kate breathes a sigh of relief. On an early Saturday morning while most high school students are sleeping, Parkinson goes to Delta Swimming Complex to teach breaststroke to a nine-yearold mentally disabled boy. Along with eight or nine other students, Parkinson is part of the Special Olympics swimming program that teaches disabled children how to swim. This is just one of the eighteen community service activities offered at SAS. “I just like to spend time doing something for others,” Parkinson said. “Service is a great way to give back to our community here in Singapore.” Other students are suspicious of the motives of students in community service programs. “People at this school do community service for transcripts instead of from the heart,” senior Matthew Uidam said. “I do community service outside of school but I donʼt believe it needs to go on my transcript because it comes from my heart.” Uidam spends time volunteering outside of school with his churchʼs youth program. Lea Tsao, president of the Service Council, said that many begin participating in community service to add to their college applications, but end up enjoying what they do.
PUMPKIN PATCH. Service clubs unite to unload PTA-sponsored pumpkins for pumpkin sales. Organised by the Community Service Council, it is the ﬁrst event they have coordinated since their formation this year. Photo by Laura Imkamp.
Senior Kar-men Cheng originally got involved with Leprosy Home to pad her transcript, but she soon grew to love it. “I started going to Villa Francis because it was something I could put on my college apps and also because i found old people really cute,” Cheng said. “Now I feel that spending time with old people is really worth my time.” Cheng said many of these people lead dull, boring lives since there is no one to look after them. She feels that having kids spending time with
In the Behind words of the young... On their favorite part of the day
“Making chinese.” -Bebe
“I like the play-
ground that we play on, and the wagons” -Min Young
“Playing with the playdough.”
“Smashing my head
against the window.” - Conner
them is really refreshing for them. Thirty percent of all high school clubs are service oriented. Principal Paul Chmelik spearheaded the creation of the Service Council last year to unite the various service programs and create a forum for all. “We wanted to give an opportunity for representatives from all the service groups to meet and come together,” Chmelik said. Despite the many opportunities offered, community service still takes the backseat to other student activities. This year, most service programs reported only about
half the students who signed up at Club Fair actually attended the ﬁrst meeting. In many cases, only half of those students who attended that ﬁrst meeting are still actively participating in the group today. The Animal Rights Club began the year with 40 members but only has eighteen active members today. “All of these clubs sounded really cool, but then my year got overloaded,” sophomore Casey DeFord said. DeFord ended up following a common trend at school, dropping out of four of the seven service clubs
she signed up for. She is still active with Special Olympics, Athletic Council, and Save Club. Dr. Roopa Dewan, Peace Initiative sponsor, said there are too many social service clubs. “Many of the small and inefﬁcient clubs should be integrated into the larger ones,“ Dewan said. “This way dedicated students donʼt get too spread out over too many clubs.” While 40 percent of the student body is active in service programs, most students are unaware of the effort and dedication displayed by active student volunteers. “When people excel at sports or art, people say itʼs because they have a passion or talent for it,” Tsao said. “But with service not many people understand how people can be passionate.” One thing is clear: there are students at SAS who display a sincere passion for helping others. Senior Amanda Chamoun has been involved with community service since the seventh grade, when she began volunteering at a childrenʼs hospital. Last year, Chamoun brought the Riding for the Disabled Program to SAS and she is also the crew chief for the set of South Paciﬁc and an active volunteer with leprosy home. On average, she spends about ﬁfteen hours a week with service, the equivalent to the amount of time a student spends playing a varsity sport. “Itʼs good that people, no matter what incentive, are doing things for others,” Chamoun said. “They could be doing it for their college applications or for their own incentives, but the fact is they are still doing it. “
the scenes of the small distractions
By Jonna Threlkeld Their screams can be heard from every ﬂoor, through closed doors and shut windows. Teachers and students report distractions during tests and quizzes, lectures and discussions. Fifteen minutes after the screaming starts it stops, and the children of the Early Childhood Center go inside from their recess. The placement of the ECC has been debated among SAS staff and students since the schools opened their doors earlier this fall. While some have been pleased with the new camaraderie found between high school students and three to ﬁve-year-olds, there are others who would have been happier if the ECC had been placed anywhere but here. “I hear them during US History and Mandarin,” junior Natasha Wilson said. “Weʼll be taking a test and hear this, ʻAhhhh!ʼ from the ECC. It can get distracting while youʼre trying to concentrate.” They are not always screaming, though. In fact, the only time high schoolers hear the children is during their ﬁfteen-minute recess when they go to the playground located below the math, English, and history departments. There is more to a preschoolerʼs day than sandboxes and
CHOW DOWN. Early Childhood Center students Alex and Katy enjoy a bite to eat during lunch. Photo by Phil Haslett.
swing sets and screaming. They, too, have a rigorous academic schedulerigorous for three to ﬁve-year-olds, that is. When recess is over, children line up and are led to their classrooms. Some will go to begin their motor skills training; others will ﬁle off to Mandarin class. Whichever class they are headed to, they go quietly. “Shh,” teachers say, “the cat is sleeping. Donʼt wake it up.” Itʼs a tricky tactic but one that seems to work in order to keep kids
quiet outside classrooms. During their twenty-minute motor skills class, taught by Mary Westhuis four times a week, students do speciﬁc movement activities to help learn coordination. In one session, students jump like frogs, practice crawling, do somersaults, and slide down a mat on both hands and feet ﬁrst. When class is over, they put on their shoes, form a single-ﬁle line, and walk quietly to their next class. When the children arrive in the
Mandarin room, teacher Lily Lee is waiting with her keyboard, Mandarin characters, puppets and songs. Class starts with several run-throughs of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” sung in Mandarin by the students. While two or three of the twelve mumble through some of the words, all participate actively. “Wo ai ni,” Lee instructs, “I love you.” The class repeats in unison, some much more loudly than others. It is time for lunch, the best part of the day for many of the ECC students. They line up and walk through the double doors, their only connection to the high school world. There they sit on padded benches to eat their Mr. Hoeʼs specially made lunches and talk to the high schoolers that walk by. “Itʼs tasty,” four-year-old Alex said. “I like it because theyʼre big kids and we never saw them before,” four-year-old Bebe said. Their noise at playtime may be considered a distraction during class, but the children of the ECC are taking part in a well-structured education, and are happy to be a part of the ʻbig kidʼsʼ world.
By Kelsey Heiner As the 2004 Presidential Election draws near, Americans have been taken by storm with the swirl of media and attention to the vote between incumbent President George W. Bush and Democratic challenger, John Kerry. The New York Times says there is “an unusually high interest in politics this year.” The ﬁrst presidential debate held on Sept 30 was watched by 62.5 million people. Students at SAS, 9,667 miles away from Washington D.C. are gearing up for the Nov. 2 election. The schoolʼs two political clubs, Save the Elephants (Republican) and the Students Democratic Union, are planning to hold a mock election at the end of October. “We ﬁgure that kids will respond to a poll held in the cafeteria,” said Students Democratic Union President, sophmore Simi Oberoi, “So weʼll have two poll tables on the top and bottom ﬂoor where kids can register and vote. It will be interesting to see where SAS students stand on the election.” The mock election is a joint effort between the two clubs, both in their inaugural year of operation. Presidents of both clubs agree that their primary goal is to get students
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Election inspires student activism
Student mock election set for Nov. 2
“Smashing my head in the window .”
involved with politics. “We just want to give a place for Republicans to go to talk about being Republican,” said Save the Elephants co-founder, sophomore Penn Bullock. “It is a hangout for Republicans to talk about Republican issues.” Oberoi said the Students
Democratic Union has a two-inone purpose. “Weʼre there to spread political awareness, but we tend to focus more on Democratic issues.” Earlier in the year, the Students Democratic Union absorbed the ﬂedgling Green Club to form one political club. Oberoi said that since their stands on issues were similar,
their combined efforts would better serve them to communicate their political message to a greater number of people. Members of these two political clubs should have the greatest knowledge about the upcoming elections. Students at SAS participated in an Oct 11 survey that
asked students about their take on the upcoming election. 43 percent of students at SAS were most concerned with the threat of terrorism while only 19 percent were concerned with the situation in Iraq. Over 53 percent of students believe the war in Iraq was not justiﬁed but over 27 percent did not know about the situation. Save the Elephants co-founder, sophmore Nate Mahoney said he was concerned with the situation in Iraq, relations with North Korea, and sanctions in the UN. “We should cooperate with the UN much more on nuclear proliferations,” Mahoney said. “Bush even touched on this in one of the debates when he said he wants to be involved in multi-lateral talks with other nations involving nuclear threats.” Mahoney said he was “savvy in his knowledge of both sides” but that he could not say who was the betterlooking of the two candidates. Oberoi supports John Kerry. “He is less arrogant than George Bush and supports universal healthcare. Kerry is prepared to have talks with North Korea, and I especially like how he takes a lot more time in making decisions than Bush.”
Schools revive grand alliance in student-exchange visits
Visiting french students gather in Patricks’ room to get aquainted with their hosts. SAS students got to taste a day in the life of their visitors at the Lycée Française the next week. Photo by Laurence Patrick
By Doug Fagan To smoke at SAS, students need to know areas that arenʼt frequently visited by faculty, because if caught they face possible suspension. At the Lycée Française (French school), nicotine cravings can be satisﬁed by walking outside the gate during a
lunch break. Students from the French School visited SAS on Sept 21 to learn about the difference in school systems and to practice language skills, French teacher Laurence Patrick said. The French students talked most
about the size of SAS, using the words “big” and “huge” several times in interviews. “I like the school a lot,” Romian Verdiere said.” The American system is completely different.” Patrickʼs French IV class visited
the French School on Sept 28 to complete the exchange between the schools. Students were given a tour of the building and attended three class periods with their French partners. SAS students were encouraged to speak entirely in French. Senior Rina Fukashima thought the exchange was valuable because the French IV students got to test their command of the language. “They speak really fast, so you can see how much you know. I liked it,” Fukashima said. SAS students noticed differences between SAS and the French School, primarily in the way classes are conducted. “It is not as personal,” junior Lexi Koch said. “You canʼt laugh in class, and it felt really strict.” Senior Shanna Iacovino thought the relationships between teachers and students at SAS are more relaxed, but also noticed there are more freedoms given to the French students. During lunch breaks, students can eat at the hawkers or walk off campus and have a cigarette, Iacovino said. “Our teachers know us pretty
well,” Iacovino said. “Their teachers were more distant. There was more lecturing and less class discussion. The French academic program is very different than the system used at SAS. Students choose a major and take classes along the majorʼs lines. For example, if a student chooses literature, they will study two languages, philosophy and literature among others At the end of their senior year, they take an exam that is required to attend university. A failed exam requires a repeat of the academic year. “If you fail the exam, you donʼt go to university,” Patrick said. “They are a lot more stressed.” While SAS students were surprised at the distance between teachers and their students at the French School, Patrick, who taught at the French School for four years, disagreed that teachers and students at SAS have closer relationships. “Itʼs just about the same,” Patrick said. “Some kidʼs from SAS say the French School is a bit stricter.”
Freshman entrepeneur feeds the Woodlands By Lon Leseur Students with that urge for chicken rice no longer need to leave the comfort of their homes. Byron Barrett, an SAS freshman, has his own food delivery service for the Woodlands and Woodgrove areas. Barrett started delivering in January this year and hasnʼt stopped since. A boring school break inspired him to start delivering for friends and close neighbors. His service snowballed from there. Barrett made posters, ﬂyers and business cards to spread the word of his new business. He delivers from McDonalds, KFC, Loy
Kee Chicken Rice, 7-11, and NTUC Fairprice. Since he has started, Barrett has made over $1100. His parents didnʼt give him any money to start with and they often remind him to ﬁnish his orders before going out with his friends. “My goal is to serve the customers in the fastest and safest way possible,” Barret said. He also said he has four constant customers, and many others that have ordered more than once. His favorite part of delivering food is getting four or more orders
at once, but Barrett hates it when it rains in the middle of an order. “Itʼs a great way to spend free time because I can help people and get outside and exercise,” he said. With all this income, Barrett plans to buy something big; either a car or a big screen T.V. Barrettʼs services are most commonly used at school sports events and home deliveries. “His business is awesome. Heʼs a lifesaver,” junior Akio Takahashi said.
Byron runs a McDonalds delivery Photo by Mark Clemens
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Dancers go “Under the Sea” By Bridget Hanagan A pile of childrenʼs books clutter auditions open to all 110 dance club the dance studio ﬂoor at the end of participants. Dance club members every year as Mrs. Gouldʼs dance sign up for the dance they would like performance class gathers to pick to be in and the choreographers select a Disney storyline for their winter who they want in their dance after the performance. This year they chose auditions are held. Choreographers the Disney classic “The Little then schedule after school rehearsals Mermaid.” that meet twice a week. Senior Emily Murray, who will Unlike drama, much of the play Sebastian, production is has been in dance left up to the performance since choreographers her sophomore who choose the year. She hoped to music, choreograph horegraphing dances, branch away from design the traditional costumes, and plan gives you an outlet Disney stories the lighting for the to express all your and try something show. less conventional. “The production ideas and show an Despite the is totally student audience what you decision for “The driven and directed can accomplish” Little Mermaid” by the dance Murray is still performance class,” enthusiastic about Gould said. the performance. “My dance is “It has a good always on my mind. EMILY MURRAY storyline, which I am constantly moves from water thinking about it to land, also it has and ways to make a nice soundtrack,” she said. it better,” ﬁrst-time choreographer All 12 dance performance Deepti Dhir said. students are choreographers for the Dhir, who plays Prince Eric, show and also play one of the Disney said being a ﬁrst-time choreographer characters in “The Little Mermaid.” is especially nerve-racking. The For the past four years the class dancers “will judge you and criticize has chosen a Disney theme for the your dance, and based on what they show because, dance instructor Ann see they will decide whether they Gould says, the movies have good want to sign up for your dance for soundtracks that the dancers can future shows,” Dhir said. choreograph to. All choreographers face the Choosing the storyline is the pressure of presenting their work in least stressful part of putting on front of their peers and hundreds of a dance production. Members of spectators, but this is the reason they the dance performance class hold choreograph for shows like “The
Little Mermaid.” “It gives you an outlet to express all your ideas and show an audience what you can accomplish,” Murray said. Senior Cordelia Ross, who plays Ariel in the show, said, “Itʼs exciting to be somewhat in charge of a production. Iʼm able to decide what formations I want my dancers to be in, what music Iʼd like to dance to, the lighting of the stage…everything that goes on!” Choreographing for any of the dance shows takes up much more time than the 90-minute dance performance class. Not only must the choreographers focus on their dance, but also on their characters they portray in the show. It takes up time during school, after school, and most Saturdays. Murray said, despite the extra hours, being a character is worth the effort because they dance throughout the entire show, which allows them to become their character. This year there are seven ﬁrsttime choreographers in dance performance still learning what it takes to put together a production. The show incorporates lyrical dance, modern dance, jazz dance, hip-hop, street jazz and ballet. Gould said, at ﬁrst she was skeptical whether “The Little Mermaid” would provide enough variety because the story primarily takes place in the ocean. “This is not true at all because there are good guys and bad guys and plenty of scenes that take place on land. There is more variety than I expected,” Gould said.
The dance performance class practices after school Tuesday. Seniors Deepti Dhir, Emily Murray and Cordelia Ross and junior Claudia Codron rehearse in a clump. Photo by Bridget Hanagan.
Deepti Dhir looks on as her dancers rehearse for “storm” . Photo by Bridget Hanagan.
The beat goes on with a second, student musical in production By Ted Ho Itʼs 6 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon, the school is dead and everyone has headed home, except for a group of Thespians rehearsing for another musical that will be performed in January. This yearʼs production, “South Paciﬁc” will be followed by a student production of “Youʼre A Good Man Charlie Brown.” The additional musical is entirely directed by students and is based on the Peanuts comic strips. Senior Erin Han, one of the playʼs directors, ﬁrst proposed the all student production of Charlie Brown. “We talked about the idea during Cultural Convention last year and originally we just wanted to perform a song or two, but then it kind of evolved into a full scale production,” Han said. The cast of the musical, which originally had only six characters, was expanded to a cast of eight. These characters include the classic Peanuts characters Charlie Brown, Sally, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder and, of course, Snoopy the multi-personality beagle. In order to accommodate a larger cast, other characters such as peppermint Pattie and Franklin were also added. The musical has no real storyline.
Co-director Erich Bussing, who will and low budget. be in charge of many of the more Props for the musical will be kept technical aspects of the show, said simple with none of the elaborate the show will concentrate instead on scenery pieces used in South Paciﬁc. the personality of each character. These props will include Snoopyʼs There are no current plans to doghouse and Lucyʼs psychiatric have a full orchestra playing for the help booth, both of which help musical, because the organizers did give the Peanuts characters their not purchase the rights to do so. The personality. Thespian Honor Society paid 900 The role of Snoopy, played dollars for the performance rights by Nick Kreston, is signiﬁcantly and it would cost them another 300 modiﬁed for the play, because in the dollars for the orchestra rights. The comic book Snoopy never talks out musical will be loud; instead he expresses performed in the his thoughts in cartoon black box theatre bubbles. The musical gives for only two the loveable beagle many tʼs a very days, so it was opportunities to showcase not cost effective his multiple personalities and life afﬁrming to pay more for communicate through song musical.” the orchestra and dance. rights, Han said. “Snoopy provides a Because the commentary on everything black box theatre that goes on,” Han said, does not have an BARNABAS LIN “After the scene heʼll give a orchestra pit, the sarcastic sort of comment that Thespians had even more reason not closes the scene.” to purchase the orchestra rights. The musical, will premier “Weʼre deﬁnitely going to have on Jan. 20 and 21. a piano, though,” Han said. “It is a very life afﬁrming musical The “Charlie Brown” that I think everyone, young and old musical will not have the glamour will be able to appreciate,” Barnabas and glitz of the larger “South Paciﬁc” Lin, who plays the role of Schroeder, musical because of the small cast said.
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IASAS results cross-country Girls - 3.2km 1st - ISB - Jessy Tang - 12:46 2nd - ISB - Paulette Stewart - 12:54 3rd - SAS - Mindy Nguyen - 13:09 4th - SAS - Renuka Agarwal - 13:16 5th - JIS - Carol Newell - 13:24 6th - SAS - Kim McKinney - 13:29 7th - ISKL - Mamiko Noguchi - 13:35
Boys - 5km
Freshman Eagle Alex Shaulis challenges ISB Panther Michelle Byrne for the ball in a game that saw the Eagles take their a consecutive gold for the ﬁrst time since 1988. Eagle teammate Danielle Uidam watches anxiously. Photo by Candace Dwyer.
1st - ISB - Ross Kramer - 16:56 2nd - ISKL - Hideto Ide - 17:02 3rd - SAS - Ryan Smith - 17:30 4th - JIS - Trenton Rybacki - 17:44 5th - ISM - Jaime Zobel de Ayala -18:08 6th - ISB - Brian Holligan - 18:19 7th - SAS - Luke Puglisi - 18::23
Athletes bring home the loot, taking gold in five, silver in one soccer Proving they are worthy champs, girls win second straight IASAS title By Kelsey Heiner The IASAS girlsʼ varsity soccer team beat the Bangkok Panthers 30 to win their second consecutive IASAS gold medal. For the ﬁrst time since 1988, the girls went undefeated, winning all six games. The second game of the tournament was against Manila and the girls were out to prove that last yearʼs dramatic championship victory was not a ﬂuke. Over ﬁfty-ﬁve minutes passed before SAS could ﬁnally pull ahead off a ﬁnish by sophomore Sara DeNoma. The Eagles faced the Panthers in the championship. “I was so excited, nervous, and sore from previous games. Everyone seemed really pumped up so I wasnʼt worried,” junior co-captain Sara Calvert said. The Eagles put one in early when junior Katie Fusco scored in the ﬁrst half. Just ten minutes into the second half, sophomore defender Crista Favati scored off a rebound from a corner kick. Freshman Alex Shaulis kept the SAS momentum rolling when she notched the third goal with less than ﬁfteen minutes remaining leaving SAS with a win. The team was led by co-captains, junior Sara Calvert and senior Danielle Uidam, and coached by Don Adams and Patrick Hopkins. Boysʼ IASAS varsity soccer also played Bangkok in the championship game. The game went back and forth, with each team having a number of chances to score. Sophomore Gonzalo Carralʼs two shots hit the post during the game. With less than ten minutes left in the game, Bangkok managed a goal, making the score 1-0. “Every game counted as a
championship game for us but we just couldnʼt pull through at the end,” junior Mike Loscalzo said. The loss was hard to swallow since Bangkok had beaten SAS earlier in the tournament in another close game, winning 2-1. The boyʼs varsity team ﬁnished the tournament with a 3-2-1 record, and most on the team remained optimistic and positive about the experience. “There was great camaraderie and it made this IASAS really special,” said senior Matthew Uidam. “It was a huge asset to the team throughout the tournament.” The boysʼteam was led by captains, senior Steve Procida and sophomore Gonzalo Carral and coached by Tom Zitur and Will Norris.
Puglisi placed seventh, both qualifying for the boysʼ all tournament team. The team captured the gold medal, beating ISB with a small margin of three points. After an intense hour of racing from both teams, SAS emerged victorious. The girls and boys also earned the sportsmanship awards. “Winning both sportsmanship awards means a lot, because it goes against the stereotypical image of us as the snotty white kids that win everything,” Smith said, “We know it was a team effort, and that is what feels even better.”
Both teams face last cross country year’s foes in rematch for the tournament golds Boys end Bangkok’s By Alex Lloyd winning streak while girls Boysʼ and girlsʼ volleyball faced the same schools they played in the take 8th IASAS gold championship games last year: Taipei
By Priyanka Dev For the ﬁrst time in ﬁve years, the boysʼ and girlsʼ cross-country teams managed a gold medal sweep at IASAS. The girls have now medaled every year since the ﬁrst cross-country IASAS in 1996, winning in eight out of nine years. The boysʼ team this year ended the International School of Bangkokʼs (ISB) four-year reign as champions. The entire girlsʼ team, with the help of four underclassmen, placed in the top twenty at the tournament. Senior co-captain Mindy Nguyen was the SAS teamʼs top ﬁnisher, clinching third place. She was followed by freshman Renuka Agarwal coming in fourth. Both Nguyen and Agarwal earned all-tournament selections. “I came into the season wanting our team to be tighter and to win the gold back, “ Nguyen said. “My goals for the season were accomplished.” The boysʼ course was especially challenging, with the initial one kilometer entirely uphill. Ryan Smith placed third and Luke
and Bangkok. After winning the ﬁrst game in the semi-ﬁnals, the girlsʼ team lost the next three games to Bangkok, letting the ISB Panthers into the championship game later in the day. “We were deﬁnitely nervous going into the ﬁnal,” girlsʼ captain Andrea Long said. “Weʼve played them every year for the past three years and beaten them though, so I think they were more scared of us than we were of them.” The girlsʼ team proceeded to come back and beat ISB in three straight games, winning gold for the third time in a row. The boysʼ team faced Taipei, whom they had narrowly defeated in the qualifying game after winning in the ﬁfth game. “We almost lost when we played Taipei the ﬁrst time. It was a really close game,” sophomore Alex Gould said. “I didnʼt really expect to beat them so easily in the ﬁnals. I thought it would be closer.” The boys won the ﬁnal in only three sets to get gold for the ﬁfth time in a row.
volleyball Girls Volleyball ISKL: ISB: JIS: TAS: ISM: SAS:
0-5 4-1 2 -3 1-4 4-1 4-1
All-tournament: juniors Alexis Koch, captain Andrea Long and senior Ashley White.
Boys Volleyball ISKL: ISB: JIS: TAS: ISM: SAS:
3-2 0-5 1 -4 4 -1 2 -3 5 -0
All-tournament: seniors Brad Brunoehler, captain Phil Haslett and Mark Westhuis.
soccer Girls Soccer ISB: 3 - 1 - 1 ISKL: 1 - 1 - 3 ISM: 1 - 2 - 2 JIS: 2 - 3 SAS: 5 - 0 TAS: 1 - 4 All-tournament: co-captains Danielle Uidam and Sara Calvert, junior Katie Fusco and sophomore Kelsey Heiner.
Boys Soccer ISB: ISKL: ISM: JIS: SAS: TAS:
4-1 1-2-2 1-2-2 2-3 5-0 1-4
All-tournament: co-captains Steve Procida and Gonalzo Corral, senior Matthew Uidam.
Published on Oct 25, 2004
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