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Members of the Senior Class compete against the rest of the school for the infamous spirit stick during the pep rally before the football game against Southern.


Bloomsburg High School 1200 Railroad Street Bloomsburg, PA 17815 October 2010 V88 N1

Editor-in-Chief Brittany Karpinski

News Editor Casey Ward Features Editor Ilea Franklin Photo by Courtney Sabo



IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES Hope was in great supply to start this school year. Every student had an A average. Every sports team was undefeated and every athlete was an all star.


eachers were learning our names, and we were making new friends. We were full of that mysterious trait called potential, and nothing could stop us. The world and all it could offer was right in front of us. And seven weeks later as Homecoming approaches and the summer leaves begin to turn to autumn’s fire, hope has stayed alive in so many places with so many students. Generally, our athletic teams are doing well. Our first pep rally was loud, enthusiastic and dare we say it... fanatical. We have made some new friends and some have become closer to us. A few of us have some money we made from Fair Week, and some of us happily spent at least our earnings during the week. We certainly put a lot of hope into hope. We use it to get us through the worst days when the requirement of school, athletics and extracurricular activities eventually begin to take their tolls on us physically, mentally and even spiritually. We know that all these lessons, both academic and life ones, will someday pay off. We know that the drama of high school will prepare us for the full lives we must live after we graduate. But hope is often not enough. So many of us are dealing with situations and circumstances that should not be burdens to high school students. Regardless of our daily walks through the hallways, many of us strain under the weight of adult responsibilities such as keeping a full time job and worrying about having the money for gas to get to and from school. We are afflicted by the same things that students have had to deal with for decades, at least that much is consistent. But that does not make an eating disorder, a diagnosis of depression or a failure notice any less easier to accept or manage. For some, hope is not an award given to us for good deeds, but instead a distant dream that is too often within reach only to be snatched away by circumstances beyond our control. Maybe the best lesson of these first weeks of school is that we don’t have to do this alone. Hope may be a struggle for us as individuals, but we have the option to ask, to reach out, to yell and scream for someone to help us through the rough spots, the difficult times. Family and friends do not leave us at the school doors. They are the lifeline of renewed dreams, of safety, of security, of the promise of our dreams and aspirations. We are not alone. That is why WE means all of us.

Sports Editor Lauren Ball Specials Editor Seth Loff Magazine Designer Courtney Sabo Assistant Production Editor Cassie Mandell Staff Samuel Calhoun, Emily DuBartell, Mitchell Fornwald, Christina Gulliver, Kylie Hastings, Avery Keefer, Mary Mael, Billie-Rae Michael, Katherine Mullen, Maria Polanco, Samantha Royer, Talia Sainclair, Sarah Scheib, Brianna Shannon, Emily Stewart and Emily Tolan Adviser Sam Bidleman The Red & White is the magazine serving the students, faculty and administration of the Bloomsburg High School community, written, designed and published by the Journalism I and II classes. Views expressed in the Red & White represent those of the writer, not necessarily those of the high school. Unsigned commentary represents views of the Editorial Board. Find us on the web @ bloomsburg/bhs The Red & White is printed by the Press Enterprise, 3185 Lackawanna Avenue, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 Kathy Malkoskie, PE Customer Service Representative Letters Policy The Editorial Board welcomes all comments and letters. Please sign and send all letters to room 215. The Board does not condone abuse deviated from the subject matter directed at one or more individuals. PA School Code 22 Chapter 12.9 Students have the right to express themselves unless the expression interferes with the educational process, threatens serious harm, encourages unlawful activity, or interferes with individual rights. School officials may not censor material simply because it is critical of the school or its administrations The Red & White is a proud member of the Pennsylvania School Press Association. Cover photo and design by Courtney Sabo


Friday night football is the focus of our magazine’s first 4-page coverage beginning on page 8.

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friends or family

Collected by Maria Polanco

WHOIn thisKNOWS YOU BEST? issue, Mom Judi Ashford squares off against her son Zachary. Who knows senior Meghan best?

THE BUZZ Collected by Maria Polanco LAURYN KENNEY (10)

“I think it shouldn’t be against hugging, you should be able to touch, just not kiss.”

What do you think about the new Public Display of Affection rule posted in the student handbook? KAYLIN BRAGAS (10)




Favorite Board Game




Favorite Movie

The Producers

The Producers

Little Mermaid

Best Superhero


Robin (Teen Titans)


Favorite Color




Favorite Football Team

Notre Dame



Dream Vacation




Every student at one time or another has had to face a food that just did not agree with him or her. School lunches have forever been targets of student comment. With so many options, what entrees are school favorites? With 58 students from study halls responding to this question, senior Christian Tloczynski’s personal favorite is the stuffed crust pizza sticks. “I just love the cheesy and doughy taste,” he says. The rest of the results are displayed in the graph.

“I dislike the rule because we are eventually going to hug and show affection to each other so i don’t see why it’s not allowed in school and it also helps people get along with each other.”


“I find it ridiculous with the friends thing because I can’t hug my friends or even touch them, but I don’t really care about the couples one I mean the making out is kind of annoying but I don’t mind the hugging and holding hands, I think it’s just old fashion views.”

Stu ff Popcorn Chicken Bowl 32%

“Well I think that it is not a rule that we really need... like its not a big deal and its not important.”

Cr u Sti st Pi cks zza 8%

Spicy Chicken 15%

Student survey of what matters most






“I think it’s kind of stupid, I don’t really understand why we have it. In the meeting it was said was started because people were getting sick. We’re going to see each other after school anyway and get each other sick, so it doesn’t really matter.”


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“Well, I personally find the rule to be an abomination. If we can express other feelings such as happiness or sadness who’s to say we can’t express affection for others? It doesn’t disrupt or hinder the students from learning as far as I know so it really shouldn’t be demonized as such reprehensible act. Affection is just a typical emotion and students should have the right to display it within reasonable limits during school.”

Collected by Maria Polanco



MAKE A NOTE By Emily Tolan

Singers salute America

Bloomsburg High School chorus is hosting a Salute America patriotic concert that will be held in the Bloomsburg High School Auditorium on November 16 at 7 p.m. Performing will be the BHS Chorus, Fusion, BU Concert Choir, Husky Singers and more.

Poster design by Courtney Sabo Photo provided by Edward Emery

Standing among scaffolding, sophomore Edward Emery is hard at work building a brick wall for a Bolivian church. Emery spent a week this past summer working with the country’s poor.

Council announces plans

Student Council is organizing homecoming week, Oct. 21 - Oct. 30 with Outer Space being the theme of the dance. They will be sponsoring a blood drive on Nov. 4.

Successful mission By Emily Tolan

Early holiday

Sophomore Edward Emery traveled to Bolivia this summer, helping to build a church as part of a regional mission trip. He built a church in Cochabamba, located in the heart of the country in South America. The trip was from the last week of July until the first week of August. Emery traveled thanks to Pat Summers who heads a missions group called “Think Missions” based in Pittsburgh. When Emery reached the city, he was astonished by what he saw. “The whole city is slums,” he says, “and the water isn’t pure enough to drink.” To show their appreciation, the locals brought boiled eggs and a sausage-like food to the missionaries while they were building the church only for Emery and his fellow workers to find out that the sausage was actually bull testicles.

National Honor Society is working to organize groups for Super Saturday. They’re also planning for Tree Fest held at Caldwell Conservatory and National Education week.

Band notes

The marching band is preparing for Chapter Championships, and district and county band auditions are coming up quickly.

Staff to state convention

The Memorabilia staff travels to Harrisburg for the PA School Press Association state convention on Nov. 5. The first 2011 yearbook deadline is Nov. 8.

Student News

Art/Lit mag looking for staff

Any students who are interested in participating as a literary or art editor should contact Sam Bidleman or Dr. Mark Jones. A Prometheus organizational meeting will be held after Thanksgiving.

From the school board First in a continuing series of articles by School Board Representative Rachel DeFrain Photo by Alyssa May

Leadership training

Junior Zach Minter scoops ice cream while working in a local stand at this year’s Bloomsburg Fair. Minter and other students made several hundred dollars during the annual exposition.

Class announcements

By Emily Tolan

Future Business Leaders of America is attending a State Leadership Workshop on Oct. 24 -25 at Penn State. Logan Mauk, Matt Sokoloski, Cassandra Mandell, Ryan Erwin, Aimee Becker and Brittany Smith will be attending workshops for business. Senior Class officers are in the process of organizing a class trip. The Junior Class will be hosting a chocolate sale in Nov. Listen to the announcements for special white out events. Sophomore Class officers are coming up with T-shirt ideas, organizing a ping-pong tournament and helping out at AYSO games on Saturdays.


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Fair workers cash in Students share big paychecks, long days Once school lets out for fair week, most students either go on vacations or stay in Bloomsburg to enjoy the fair, but others devote their time to earning money at various jobs at the festival. “I work at the coffee shop,” says junior Thomas Dillion, “brewing and selling quality coffee and espresso. They call me the brewmaster.” Most students usually are taking orders for

customers and handling money, and they got the job through friends or relatives. “My mother and brother worked at Vince’s, so my mother talked to the boss and got me a job,” says freshman Jennifer Gordon. Many students worked over thirty hours during Fair Week, and they usually put in those hours for minimum wage. At the end of the week, students averaged about $100 to $300 in their pockets.

Being a Representative to the School Board for Student Council is not only a title but also a commitment. Attending meetings every three weeks is engraved into my senior schedule. Once the board calls motion, I sit among the other members with the responsibility of representing our students. A regular agenda includes items such as: Financial Reports, Approvals of Bills Payable, Old and Rachel DeFrain New Business, Personnel, Superintendent Report, and a Student Representative Report. At my given time, I have the opportunity to announce problems Student Council has encountered or share information about the upcoming blood drive or other student sponsored activity. By next issue, I am sure I will have lots to report as the board holds its November meetings.


SCHOOL PENNSYLVANIA TWENTY YEARS, PRESS GOLD TWENTY P Over the past two decades, the editors and staff of the R&W have produced a series of unique publications, earning twenty Gold/First Place awards in the same number of years, placing it among the elite in the state according to the president of the Pennsylvania School Press Association. By Katie Mullen

ASSOCIATION GOLDS All State announced Nov. 5 in Harrisburg

Photo by Mitchell Fornwald

Top journalists In only her second year as production editor of the Red & White, Courtney Sabo (12) earned more awards for her design, writing and editing that any other scholastic journalist in school history. This year, Sabo is the editor-in-chief of Memorabilia, which earned its first Pennsylvania School Press Association Silver Award since 1994. Sabo’s design philosophy and page layouts were recently featured in the Journalism Educators of America national magazine. The Editors of the 2010 Red & White included: Hillary Drumheller, Anthony Sainclair, Briana Yablonski, Andrea Fronsman, Matthew Sokoloski, Luke Klingler and Morgan Lee.

SPA President Robert Hankes is among the first to recognize the R&W as “one of the leaders in innovative design.” The high school newsmagazine has become a leading school publication in the state due to the integrity of adviser Sam Bidleman according to Hankes. “Bidleman has found a way to excite his staffs for two decades,” said Hankes. “That is an amazing accomplishment.” But that was just a dream for the new adviser when Bidleman took over the paper some 30 years ago. His initial goals were to make it a real publication and tell the stories that had not been told before. “It is a student directed publication which means that the editorial board is in charge of all content and the quality of what comes out,” says Bidleman about how articles make their way into the magazine’s pages. By Mitchell Fornwald But the veteran adviser is quick to note With many from the Journalism staff of that much of the success with last year’s 2009-2010 receiving various awards for publication was due to 2010 Editor-in-Chief their work with the R&W, everyone is Courtney Sabo, who acknowledges the time now waiting to hear if the school magazine and effort that came with her responsibilities. earned its third consecutive All-State “I’d go home and work on page layouts for Award from the Pennsylvania School Press about two to three hours a night,” says Sabo about the nine editions published by the small Association which will be presented at the PSPA state convention on Nov. 5. staff. Even after her editorial board finished But how did the 2010 R&W earn such revising articles the last weekends before recognition? National judge Susie Coleman the paper went to press, she would work on from Indiana was the one who critiqued GoogleDocs, Photoshop and InDesign until last year’s publication for PSPA. In her 12she was satisfied with the finished product. page assessment, Coleman applauded the A Gold is the top award a publication can receive, which makes the R&W eligible for an R&W in many areas. She noted that when dealing with stories, the staff covered a All-Sate Award given to only two or three of variety of topics that related to all levels and the state’s Gold winning publications. areas of our school. But before receiving the Gold recognition, She went on to note the excellent use of Sabo’s efforts were recognized by others additional coverage with very few style and including the PA Newspaper Association’s factual errors. Coleman also highlighted Keystone Award for Design and top rated the creative and unique designs. The overall page layouts on NewsPageDesigner, an quality of photography, writing and editing international showcase of graphics, layouts were other qualities mentioned. and photography which Bidleman used to These characteristics are what win Golds. share her work. “Courtney and our staff received compliments from India and South Africa and from Tim Franks, who spearheaded NPD and is the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel’s Creative Director and Deputy Managing Editor,” says Bidleman. “Although I post that she is only a high school student, the world’s professionals are amazed at the quality of her and her staff’s work.” “One of the things that we do at the R&W that no other high school paper in the state does is every year the new editor redesigns it,” says Bidleman which allows the newspaper to have new energy. It also creates a new look and promethean designs that makes the publication a renowned paper among national schools. Qualities like these have others schools amazed at the R&W and the accomplishments of the staff. “This year, Courtney participated in an online webinar with another top-ranked scholastic staff who wanted to know how she and her staff produced our magazine,” says Bidleman. “We were also just featured in the fall edition of the Journalism Educational Association’s national magazine. The article was on the trend of high schools moving to magazine formats. An interview with Courtney and many of her page layouts were included in the article.”






any of you also probably never thought there was a little thing called upcycling. This is taking something that usually would be thrown away and finding a way to turn it into something else. The process can turn trash into something of equal or greater value. One man who has taken this concept to the extreme is Tom Szaky, the creator of TerraCycle, a non-profit organization focused on eliminating the idea of waste. “The trick to garbage is you get a lot of something. As long as you can get a lot of one specific thing, that’s all you need and you figure out what you do with it, that it’s a strict commodity. You actually entirely eliminate the idea of garbage,” says Szaky.

Many of you have probably grabbed a cereal bar from the cafeteria during lunch or study hall and never thought that the wrapper could be re-used for anything and threw the crumpled piece of plastic into the endless depths of the black garbage cans.

By Sarah Elizabeth Scheib

Photo by Sarah Elizabeth Scheib

Bloomsburg Recycling Center’s administrator Charles Fritz stands in front of recycled trash bails that are ready to be shipped out.


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Worm Poop This organization began in 2001 when Szaky was a 19 year old Princeton freshman who started off creating organic fertilizer made from liquidized ‘worm poop’. Nine years later, TerraCycle has grown on a national scale, running free collection programs, and gaining partnerships with major CPG companies including Kraft Foods, Frito Lay (Pepsi), Stonyfield Farm, and Mars Wrigley. Schools can create brigades to collect certain trash items such as drink pouches, energy bar wrappers, yogurt cups, cookie wrappers, candy wrappers, and much more. By collecting these waste products, TerraCycle then creates new, completely practical items that can be used in gardens, around the home, in offices, for pets, and even for kids who are in school. A few of these items include drink pouch tote bags, circuit board coasters and even vinyl desk clocks through the process of upcycling, TerraCycle prevents thousands of tons of waste from going into landfills. School budgets across the United States have been becoming more and more restricted, but through TerraCycle, schools can sign up for collection brigades, and are actually paid money for their efforts. “Students can collect money for the school so there’s no downside to getting involved in organizations like TerraCycle,” says Bloomsburg Recycling Center Administrator Charles Fritz. Although recycling is required by law in Bloomsburg, only 25% to 35% actually participate in the program. “I hear many excuses,” says Fritz. “People can be lazy, and they say it’s their right to choose to recycle or not. I try to promote it all I can with education.” This program could be one option for schools to do even more than just placing recycling bins in classrooms and cafeterias with the hopes that students will dispose of their empty Dasani bottles in the right place. Over thirty thousand schools throughout the United States are participating in TerraCycle and more are joining every day. Collecting non-recyclable waste needed for each brigade could be nearly effortless for students. By sending in items someone would normally think to throw away, the outcome can be a new cookie wrapper backpack for the first day of school.


By Brianna Shannon


ew Ecology teacher David Bittner wants to reinforce the importance of recycling in the school by expanding what has been a fledgling program. Bittner wants to expand the school’s collection effort to one that will include putting recycling bins in the main office, faculty room and in the copier room. In Bittner’s previous job, his students paid attention to the recycling program with a focus on paper with each room featuring a paper bin right next to the trash can. “Every class should recycle because we need to keep the environment sustainable,” says Bittner. “Why throw it away when you can recycle it?” Bittner believes the recycling habit will still take some getting used to. “People need to see the benefits of Photo by Brianna Shannon throwing something in a recycling bin David Bittner replaces Douglas that’s five feet away from a normal VanBrunt who resigned last year to trash can,” says Bittner. pursue a career in nursing.


DYAN MURPHY “ At home yes, here I throw it in the recycling bin, but they just throw it out. At least I make the effort.”

ALEX WARDIGO (11) “Yes, I recycle bottles, cans and aluminum in big blue bins in front of my house.”

CHRIS MATTHEWS (11) “Sure, my parents recycle so, if I feel like it I will, but mostly I just throw it out.”



loomsburg High School is contributing to the recycling process all over the school, in classrooms, lunch rooms and the auditorium. Faculty contribute to recycling by placing recycle bins in every teacher’s classroom and plastic bottle recycling bins in the lunchroom. Ecology teacher David Bittner is confused as to why students don’t recycle more often. “It’s five more seconds worth of effort.” Even if students do not recycle, helpful tips are posted in the school hallways on how to conserve energy for students who don’t make the extra effort.

VALERIE SCHULTZ (10) “Yes, plastic bottles that have a 1 or 2 on the bottom, also paper, aluminum and glass, dark and light.”

KIRSTEN SETZER (9) “No, I don’t recycle because I’ll end up forgetting and throwing it away instead. I just don’t think about it.”

Photos by Brianna Shannon





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GHT LIGHTS The stadium is crowded with fans, family and friends of football players and cheerleaders, and a sense of unity fills the stands. The aroma is of greased food and a low rumble slowly begins from the band section as they warm up prior to the game. By Kylie Hastings



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By Lauren Ball

These athletes are selected based on their performances, skills and contributions to their teams. All these students are a huge asset who execute leadership while practicing and competing. Once every sport season, we will highlight specific athletes who are star standouts for their teams.


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“Meghan has a lot of self motivation, she’s an energetic team builder which makes her a great leader and she brings fun to the team.”

“Olivia not only leads the team in her playing ability, but she has excellent leadership too. She brings the ball up to the circle every time.”

-Head Coach Matt Stephens

-Teammate Brittany Smith, left midfielder

BLAKE RANKIN (11) FOOTBALL “Blake is one of the best quarterbacks in the area due to his passing game, his speed, and awareness of the game.” -Teammate Michael Recla, Left Guard

Photographs by Lauren Ball and Christina Gulliver

FOOTBALL FORECAST Collected by Samantha Royer

Michael Noll, Running back


“We’re not going to overlook them if we play at our level. There’s not a team we can’t play with and we’re taking the season one week at a time.”

(2009) 19-14 W

John Klingerman, Receiver

“This game will be a good one. We are two good teams that give it all every play and the better team will come out on top.”


By Talia Sainclair



(2007) 31-27 W

Tyler Lunger, Lt tackle


(2007) 21-20 W

With three games remaining in the regular season, the Panthers are ready to finish off the year with high hopes.

“We’re looking forward to playing Central. No matter what the records are, it’s always a tough game.”

he latest All-American cheerleader on Bloomsburg’s squad is someone who puts her all into each and every cheer says her coach. “She has exhibited great skills and is always positive about cheering. She is the most experienced and she enjoys every minute of it,” says cheerleading coach Marissa Yorke. This past summer, junior Shyanne Shaffer received the All American Award at Pine Forest Cheer camp. Auditions included a cheer, dance and a jump. Out of 800 campers, 25 received this award. “She definitely deserved it. She works really, really hard,” says fellow cheerleader Amanda Shaleen (10). For years cheerleaders have been struggling to gain the respect. Shaffer has proved this squad is the real deal. “We do our best every Friday night. I just wish they would give us a little more respect,” she says.

Photograph by Courtney Sabo Photograph by Tori Malatesta

Photograph by Tori Malatesta

Top left: Parents and fans watch in anticipation during the football game in a 35-7 win over Muncy. Top middle: Watching drum major Teresa Crane (10), senior James Lincoln performs at halftime against Montoursville. Top right: Getting ready to take the snap, junior quarterback Blake Rankin surveys the field of Montoursville players in front of him in the first quarter of the 42-0 win. Bottom left: Seniors Tyler Lunger, Michael Recla and Remington Weigle break through the cheerleaders’ sign prior to the Muncy game . Bottom right: Members of the student section become enthusiastic due to a Panther touchdown during the Muncy game.

Photograph by Courtney Sabo Photograph by Courtney Sabo

SAM STEWART (12) GOLF “He is leaps and bounds above the other golfers. His skills are very impressive and he shoots the lowest scores every week.”

-Head Coach Steve Bressi

LUKE KLINGLER (12) SOCCER, BOYS “When we need someone to step up their performance, Luke has done it every time. He’s scoring the goals when we need them and him and the rest of the captains are leading the team well.” -Head Coach Mike McGarry

MORGAN McCANN (12) SOCCER, GIRLS “She brings lots of speed to the field and has the ability to finish. She really knows the game and can play it well.” -Head Coach Howard Andy

AMY LYNN (12) TENNIS “Amy has lots of experience, she’s been well coached and knows the game well. She has a very good record and is the best in the county.” -Head Coach Bill Finnerty





We see her everyday in the halls and in our classrooms cleaning our boards or sweeping away our messes. We know her only by the name embroidered in white script on her uniform’s red shirt. But what do we really know about our school’s second shift upstairs custodian? By Billie Michael


say over what happened to her property. But coming from a communist o us, she is Lily, but what most of us probably are not aware of is that her real name is Yuan Sheli, and she grew up over 13,000 government to a democracy is a change. miles away in a very remote corner of the world. “In America,” says Sheli, “It is different. You have freedom. You have “China is different,” says Sheli, who was born and raised in the rights.” Although those rights came with a price, she was willing to pay for countryside of northern China and first came to America 25 years ago. them. “People live much poorer lives there then those living in city,” she says, and describes her own hardscrabble youth in a story from her childhood. “I Making the Change prepared meals for my family even as small child,” says Sheli, who pauses According to Sheli, the worst part of her journey was going through the mournfully before continuing. “One night, when I was six-years-old, I was process of becoming an American citizen, or Naturalization. “It was very left home alone with my brother, only two-yearsbad,” she says, shaking her head as if to clear it of old at the time. I made bowl of porridge, and he unpleasant memories. She says that she and her was very hungry.” People live much poorer lives husband were asked very personal, direct and even Her brother tipped the bowl, causing the scalding questions. But she had no doubt. “I came there then those living in the offensive contents to spill all over his side and burn him. here to marry my husband,” she says with a glint in city. Those burns became permanent due to a delay in her eyes, “and that’s what I did.” – Yuan Sheli getting medical care. “The nearest hospital, it was Even after uniting with a new family it is still miles away, and we had no car,” says Sheli, who difficult to live so far away from her own. “I adds, “We had to walk him there.” Despite her young age at the time, she miss them and China,” says Sheli, who adds with a smile, “the noodles, was blamed by her family for the injury. especially.” She did, however, recently have an opportunity to visit her This was just one of many hardships Lily encountered living in China - not family this past summer. all of them so close to home. “The government was not good,” she says. “There has been big change,” she says. “There are big cities being built “Too much power. They were able to do whatever they wanted, without across the countryside.” With all of these changes Sheli stills sees China as consent of the people.” only beginning its journey. “It has improved,” she says, “But compared to She recalled an event involving one of her relatives. “They wanted to build here, compared to America, it is still far behind.” a road over her house,” Sheli says, and emphasizes that her relative had no

Photos by Ilea Fra


and nklin a 25 years ago, came to Americsband returned to her st fir i el Sh an Yu hu by modern er she and her this past summ d her hometown transformed fin to n. homeland new constructio highways and

Photos by Ilea Fra

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Yuan Sheli is no another countr t the only one to have grow German-born y. Sophomore Michael Wensa n up in fo here several wee reign exchange student who uer is a wanted to learn ks ago. “I came to the US be arrived on vacation a w English,” says Wensauer. “I cause I who grew up in hile ago and liked it a lot.” Wcame here other student. Munich, Germany, is much ensauer, “I and observes th ’m a fan of sports and music like every our school then at there are many more stud ,” he says, ents here in at his school in Germany.


“Basically, WWII reenacting is a bunch of modern day guys going out and dressing up like they would back in World War II as an impression.” By Emily DuBartell


unior Colby Gregory explains what he participates in about once a month; World War II reenactments. And when he says “dressing up like they would,” he means down to the very haircut. In the units, medals and any other decorations have to be authentic and made before June 1945. Gregory likes spending part of his free time in the 101st Airborne Division. World War II reenactments began in 1975. Hundreds of units around the world represent the countries that took part in the war. This particular form of reenacting is the second largest group in the country, behind the Civil War. But Gregory gained an interest in WWII reenacting at a young age with help from his father, who created his current unit. “My dad got me into it when I was about ten years old, that’s when I went to my first event, and at the time he was reenacting,” says Gregory. From that point on, Gregory stayed with his father’s troops learning about reenactments. “I didn’t dress up or anything, but I was there and I loved it.” Photo contributed by Colby Gregory

Junior Colby Gregory poses with his unit of WWII reenacting paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division. Gregory has been part of this group since he was eleven. Junior Colby Gregory plans to enlist into the army after high school. He will be attending basic training next summer.


Supplying the


1. ‘Musette’ bag for all extra equipment. 2. Garand M1 U.S rifle for weaponry. 3. “Screaming Eagle” Patch to mark the 101st







Airborne Division. 4. M3 fighting knife with M6 Scabbard for weaponry. 5. M1 green steel helmet for protection. 6. Black corcoran jump boots.

Early start Finally, at age eleven, even though the age requirement is eighteen, he officially joined his father’s unit. “I didn’t really choose that one, but I knew I wanted to be in it,” says Gregory. “I really couldn’t see myself in any other unit.”

Memorable Moments With sixteen people all sharing the same tent forming bonds with a unit can happen in unforgettable ways, and bring close friends closer together. “We lit of pair of underwear on fire,” says Gregory. “We all slept in the barracks they have down there. Somebody’s underwear was found in the showers so we put them on a stick, put them on the ground, put some kerosene on them, and lit them on fire,” says Gregory. Only, all of his memories are not quiet so ostentatious. This war-buff relishes what others might consider “boring.” “The books don’t tell the whole story,” says Gregory, “From my perspective, I could sit for hours and just listen to the Vets talk.” Gregory meets numerous Veterans either actively participating in the reenactments or part of the 20,000 people watching. “I love talking to them; there is something about them that makes you just want to be like them.” Something Unknown While Gregory enjoys his hobby, learning is a prominent part of WWII reenacting. “Whatever unit you’re portraying, American, German, whatever, you learn about the history, the culture, the people,” says Gregory. And he needs all the knowledge he can get when reenacting. “People come up and ask you questions and you if don’t know, it kind of makes you look like and idiot.” But all in all Gregory definitely plans to be reenacting WWII for the rest of his life. “I really like it [WWII reenacting],” he says, adding with a smile, “I’ll probably be reenacting until I’m old and decrepit.”





In general, twins account for about 1 out of 32 births, but since 1980, the rate of twin births has gone up about 65%. When it comes to identical twins, the odds are 1 out of 250 births. The jump in multiple births is due in part that the average age that most pregnancies are happening today is with women older than the average age in the 80’s; as well as the use of fertility drugs and in vitro fertilization.


Congratulations! Exclaims the doctor as a new baby has officially been added to the world; but wait, there’s more! Another one! Two for the price of one has been the trend for many students in the Class of 2014. By Avery Keefer


ive sets of twins are among the 134 freshman this year, including the Balls, Dobashes, Marolfs, Morgans and Swishers. Making up about 7 percent of the Freshman Class they stand to make an impact in the next four years. Back in their younger years, most of the siblings did a majority of things together. That trend has faded with some; however, it has continued with others. “We play football, basketball and baseball together,” says Aaron Ball. While they participate together in scholastic sports they also practice together at home. All this time spent with each other over the years caused their minds to think as one. “We’ll say the same thing or think the same thing, at the same time,” says Evan Ball. You may think that with all the time that these students spent together over the years that they would get sick of each other, but on the contrary. They grow even closer as the years go on. Hayley and Paige Morgan do mostly everything together. Along with playing in the school band, they also fill most of their time out of school together. “Being a twin is very fun and convenient; its like having another you,” says Hayley. However, they do have certain things that separate themselves from each other. “My sister enjoys reading large books, I on the other hand enjoy eating large burgers,” explains Paige. For the most part, these siblings have the same classes. This as you may figure, could

be quite confusing for the staff. Among those teachers throughout the years is the new Spanish Teacher Karisa Hite. “It has been quite a challenge these first few weeks of school differentiating between the students,” explains Hite. Nick and Jordan Swisher are in her tenth period class. There are subtle things that Hite has picked up that help her get by with as little mix-ups as possible. “Nick likes the color red because growing up,” says Hite, “he admired Santa Claus who is also known as Saint Nick. Nick will usually be wearing something red,” says Hite, which helps her tell the difference between the two. Both Nick and Jordan are on the football team, so in accordance, they both wear their jerseys on Fridays. “I tend – Twin Aaron Ball not to call them by name on Fridays,” Hite jokingly admits. With a little more time Hite would like to be able to tell them apart just by their personalities, as their friends do. But even as some of the closest friends, everyone’s nerves eventually run out. “Sometimes, always being together can get annoying,” explains Aaron Ball. So even though they love each other being together every day of their lives can get annoying, as you may imagine. However, having someone make sure you have missed school work, someone to play golf with, someone to hang out with or just talk to significantly outweigh the negatives.

We’ll say the same thing or think the same thing at the same time.

Photos by Ilea Franklin

Collected by Emily Stewart

Unique personalities



arents, teachers and friends may be able to spot certain characteristics between the five sets of freshman twins, but without the upperhand of being around them all the time, finding the subtle distinctions, like which hand they write with, can be difficult. Though some twins vary in the looks department, a pair like the Morgans also show a difference in personality. Most of these facts are not the everyday ones anyone would know, though they help in distinguishing one from another. Each set of twins share similar likes and dislikes, yet they often disagree over everything from favorite movies to colors.


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Evan and Aaron Ball FAVORITE MOVIE: Evan: The Hangover Aaron: Step Brothers

FAVORITE ACTOR: Evan: Will Ferrell Aaron: Adam Sandler

WRITE WITH: Evan: right hand Aaron: left hand

FAVORITE FOOD: Evan: tacos Aaron: tacos

FAVORITE COLOR: Evan: blue Aaron: lime green

FAVORITE SPORTS: Evan & Aaron: football, golf, skiing, baseball, and basketball

Hayley and Paige Morgan HAYLEY’S LIKES: Lady Gaga

HAYLEY’S DISLIKES: Mickey Mouse or other cartoon movies, classic orchestra

PAIGE’S LIKES: all foods, especially pickles, 60s and 70s music, classic rock, disco, Michael Jackson, show tunes, tie-dye, rainbow, pink, headbands, bracelets

Photo provided to the R&W by the Ball Family

Damian and Jordan Swisher

Jordan and Nick Marolf

FAVORITE MOVIE: Damian: Step Brothers Jordan: Braveheart

FAVORITE ACTOR: Damian: Will Ferrell Jordan: Will Ferrell

WRITE WITH: Damian: left hand Jordan: right hand

FAVORITE MOVIE: Jordan & Nick: Pirates of the Caribbean

FAVORITE ACTOR: Jordan & Nick: Johnny Depp

FAVORITE FOOD: Jordan & Nick: pizza

FAVORITE SUBJECT: Damian: math Jordan: language arts

FAVORITE COLOR: Damian: black Jordan: black

FAVORITE SPORT: Damian: football Jordan: boxing

FAVORITE MUSIC: Jordan & Nick: Black Eyed Peas

FAVORITE COLOR: Nick: red Jordan: blue

FAVORITE SPORTS: Jordan & Nick: football and basketball

Evan Ball and his twin brother Aaron are happy siblings in their 18-month studio photograph.

Steven and Edward Dobash FAVORITE MOVIE: Steven: The Dark Knight Edward: Saving Private Ryan

FAVORITE ACTOR: Steven: Johnny Depp Edward: Tom Hanks

FAVORITE SIBLING: Steven: Edward Edward: Steven

FAVORITE COLOR: Steven: gold Edward: green











By Mary Mael

Looking for a place to volunteer? Bloomsburg Health Care Center is a nursing care facility that would be more than happy to have volunteers. Bloomsburg Health Care Center offers many services like rehabilitation, hospice care and temporary respite care. They are located on 211 East First Street just one block from the Bloomsburg Hospital. Anyone from kindergartners to high school seniors can volunteer, and you can go just once or continuously. Some of the fun things you get to do include: playing games with the patients, reading, playing musical instruments and writing to patients. They participate in Adopt-a-Grandchild, a program where you can work specifically with one resident. In order to volunteer, you must fill out an application and go through an interview process. For more information contact Sandra Bowes at 570-7845930 or at


By Mary Mael

With so many activities to do, no wonder Red Bull has the number one most liked page on Facebook. You can play some of the new games they have or watch their original web TV program.


By Mary Mael

With the number 2 ranked page on Facebook, Burt’s Bees must be doing something right. They are always posting new videos and pictures of products they are working on in their lab.

Out tomorrow on Blu-ray and DVD is the movie OCEANS from Disneynature. OCEANS takes you on a fascinating journey through the world’s four oceans. It gives viewers the chance to look at mysterious deepwater creatures through their eyes and see the way they live. With incredible state-of-the-art filmmaking this movie will show firsthand what it’s like to play with dolphins and swim with sharks. OCEANS isn’t just a good movie though; it’s a movie with a cause. Disneynature’s OCEANS is helping to conserve more than 35,000 acres of coral reef in the Bahamas thanks to moviegoers who went to see the film during its opening week. If you buy OCEANS between October 19 -25, Disneynature will make another contribution to help save the coral reefs.

The Bloomsburg Health Care Center, located on East First Street, offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for high school students.


LED KEYBOARD Take professional looking pictures with your cell phone. For as little as $20, these easy to attach lenses connect to any cell phone so you can capture high quality images in a snap.


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By Mary Mael

COLLAPSIBLE WATER BOTTLE The Optimus Maximus Keyboard ($1,600) is the ultimate keyboard for gamers. Each button has an OLED light which allows each key to change to any letter, language, or symbol.

The Aquatina collapsible water bottle ($8) makes being eco-friendly easy. This bottle collapses after you’re done drinking so lugging an empty water bottle around all day doesn’t pose a problem.

October 2010  
October 2010  

The first issue of the Bloomsburg High School magazine