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The Student Newspaper of Seattle Preparatory School

The Seattle Prep Panther October 10, 2017

Volume 73 No. 2

Twitter: @seapreppanther Instagram: @seapreppanthers

Photos: Sophie Freeman ‘18






Panther Staff Editors-in-Chief Annika Bjornson ‘18 Emma Cooney ‘18 Managing Editor Abby Arthur ‘19 Photo Editor Sophie Freeman ‘18 Online Editor Gabi Jeakle ‘19 Sports Editor Kellen Kavanagh ‘18 Panther Staff Alex-Arce Torres ‘19 Katarina Conces ‘19 Emma Connell ‘19 Owen Hendricks ‘19 Allison Kearney ‘19 Moses Kent ‘19 Kate Leahy ‘19 Quinn Losse ‘19 Abby Malzewski ‘19 Mark McClean ‘19 Myles Nowak ‘19 Sophie Piacentini ‘19 Noah Pingul ‘19 Chloe Saharic ‘19 Lilly Thompson ‘19 Isabella Yuson ‘19 Kellen Carr ‘20 Lauren Day ‘20 Maddie Deasy ‘20 Danica Dytioco ‘20 Audrey Frigon ‘20 Suzanna Graham ‘20 Sophie Jurion ‘20 Milo Pepper ‘20 Joe Robinson ‘20 Walid Cruz-Vanegas ‘20 Grace Weiand 20 Tia Flores ‘21 Clara Malone ‘21 Tessa Zink ‘21 Moderator Micah Richardson

Editorial Policy The Seattle Prep Panther is a student created, student-run journalism program which provides the Seattle Prep community with accurate, informative articles and media while practicing the components of a professional newspaper. The staff aims to create an informative newspaper and website which focus on issues important to our high school community. To contact The Panther: Email: Instagram: @seapreppanthers Twitter: @seapreppanther

Mission Statement

The Seattle Prep Panther is a forum for student work and the editorial board makes final decisions regarding publication. The editorial board’s responsibility is not only to present one viewpoint, but to reveal multiple perspectives. The views represented in the Panther or in online publications do not necessarily represent the views of the entire staff, the school, or the administration as a whole.

DACA Changes Pose Significant Risk to Economy and Education


GABI JEAKLE ‘19 Online Editor

ACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. As of mid September, approximately 700,000 people could face deportation with the repeal of DACA. Applicants must be enrolled in high school, have a high school diploma, or be a military veteran to receive protection under DACA. These children and young people, though of foreign descent, are just as American as you andmme. Many of them were brought to America as infants. America is all they know. Culture is not determined by the color of your skin, but the accumulation of your experiences. These children have the right to be educated in their familiar culture. President Trump is hardly a beacon of light for these immigrants. He has not been shy when it comes to his opinions about immigrants, particularly Mexicans. In his presidential announcement speech, Trump made his opinions undeniably clear. During his presidential campaign,

Trump said “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best...They’re sending people that have lots of problems, andthey’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” Trump has reinforced the stigma against Mexican immigrants, promoting systematic racism and worsening the ability

“Immigrants come to America for a new start. They come to dream.”

for public acceptance of said immigrants, so, is it really shocking that he would strip the children of these so called “rapists” of their rights? Equality is an unalienable right.

The very basis of justice and equality is merely humanity. Education is a fundamental right, not a privilege. We sit in school everyday without even thinking about it. We complain about how much homework we have over the weekend, and we dread inevitable final exams. Imagine if this was all you had, and if it could be taken away in a heartbeat. Imagine that if you weren’t in school, you’d be sent away from everyone and everything you know. Immigrants come to America for a new start. They come to dream. They come to contribute. They come to be Americans, a privilege that we take for granted everyday. The repeal of DACA would mean a drastic drop in the workforce, and public education system which will in turn take a massive chunk out of the economy. America is not great because of the people we kick out. We are great because of the dreamers we bring in. After all, one, two, or ten generations ago, your family were immigrants, too.

Donate to Disaster Relief: High Schoolers vs. Mother Nature ANNIKA BJORNSON ‘18 Editor-in-Chief


ouse pets floating on wooden doors, drenched people climbing into rescue boats, whole families living in garages. Hurricane Harvey has torn into our own country and impacted people close to us who now face bitter times. However, any person with a desire to contribute to the relief efforts of recent natural disasters has the power to do so -- and should. Before taking action, it is important to know the facts and figures. Hurricane Harvey started as a regenerated tropical depression over the Gulf of Mexico. In only 56 hours, it grew to be a Category 4 hurricane as it made landfall in Texas on August 25 with winds of 130 mph near Rockport. It hovered over southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana as a tropical storm and dropped 40-52 inches of rainfall, or 27 trillion gallons of water in six days, according to The Weather Channel. Catastrophic flooding ensued in areas of Texas, Arkansas, and Kentucky from August 31st to September 1st and finally, after 117 hours as a storm, it became a depression once again. Continental tropical cyclone rain records were broken in this mesmerizing event of nature. But where does that leave the millions of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey? Residents of Louisiana and Texas have suffered extensive property damage, indefinite displacement, an estimated $75 billion in losses, and a death toll of at least 82 according to CNN. However, there are incredible stories of heroism to be found in which people at risk have been bravely saved from the command of the storm. The Washington Post shares many stories of neighbors, strangers, and first responders alike who put their life

on the line to help the rescue effort. Even “a preacher up to his waist in muddy water checked marooned cars for victims trapped inside.” Now that the initial rescuing is over, these people need temporary shelter. These people need resources to fix damage. These people need medical supplies like feminine products and diapers. And they need help to get them. Where do you fit into this picture as a compassionate fellow being without the ability to fly around the world and personally save people in need? Well, quite simply, the best thing a high school-age Seattle resident can do is to

“The Prep community is capable of so much more”

donate. Experts say that dollars are more helpful in natural disaster relief than items. Well-meaning donors sending blankets, clothing, and food to disaster-ridden areas are oftentimes merely sending them to a place with a low capacity to hold the physical objects. With the lack of warehouses available, it is vital that donors instead choose one of over 300 GoFundMe campaigns, the Red Cross, or the Salvation Army and trust those groups to use the money for exactly what kind of supplies they need. Hurricane Harvey may seem like old news on your timeline, but restoration for the residents will take years and they

need all the sustainability they can get. Seattle Prep immediately responded to the disaster by connecting with our sister Jesuit schools in Houston. Mrs. Ford worked with the presidents of Strake Jesuit High School and Cristo Rey San Jose to identify the greatest needs of those communities and found that cash donations were needed to support families affected and recovering local businesses. A fundraiser was started and has so far raised $500. Of course, any money that goes to a good cause like this is something to be celebrated. However, compare this figure to how much we raised for the 2015 Christmas Giving Tree: $4,403.92. Think of all the people who were motivated to bring in money for the class fundraising competition. The Prep community is capable of so much more than what we have done for hurricane victims if everyone makes a commitment, be it big or small, to help out victims at our sister schools and all over the world. Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean islands, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and the magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico have since devastated even more communities around the world. The need for both local and global support has increased, and should you choose to go online and find a campaign or to drop a cash donation in a tin can at school, you could be a hero in a meaningful way. I challenge everyone reading this to come up with creative ideas to raise money and put those thoughts into action. Nature is mighty, but so is our ability to make a difference for people all over the world.


Sibling Spirit!

Homecoming week was filled with school spirit and crazy costumes! Many students showed off their Panther pride but very few matched the Ribas’s. The sib-

ling duo Marc ’20 and Julia Ribas ’18 took their outfits to the next level. From wearing sleeping bags to two-foot hats and wigs, these two put the “bling” in siblings.




Students Respond to Surface Switch


KATE LEAHY ‘19 Staff Writer

ince the beginning of the year, the controversy regarding the new Microsoft Surfaces have been all the buzz on campus. Students are not shying away from sharing their opinions on the devices and many people are still getting used to the change. However, the Seattle Prep IT Department has been working hard to make sure this transition is as smooth as it can be. Mr. Dietrich, Director of IT, said he and his team have been involved in very “detailed planning” with his team and that they were “trying to make sure nothing was left out.” However, many students were hesitant towards the new transition despite all the hard work from the IT team. Junior Margaux Chhina is not particularly a fan of the switch and said when she found out Prep was getting Surfaces she was “disappointed. I didn’t understand why. I thought the iPads worked fine.” Another Junior, Abigail Hamblett, added “I thought that the juniors got the rough end of the deal because we got iPads for 2 years and then we had to switch for 2 years.” However, some students were more optimistic about the change. Henry Means, a sophomore, said, “I was indiffer-

ent. I didn’t have a huge opinion.” Means also said, “I heard rumors about the class policy, so I wasn’t too happy about that.” Class Policy is software installed on all student Surfaces that allows teachers and administrators the ability to lock student screens, push out content to student Surfaces, and monitor student activity while on-campus. Although it may seem many students are unhappy with, and still getting used to the surfaces, they are enjoying a few of the new devices features. Freshman Derek Hissong noted, “OneNote is very helpful, it’s easy to take notes” and “I like the pen because it’s very responsive and helpful for taking notes as well.” Dietrich felt that with the new devices, “we are seeing an expansion of what students can do with the MS Surface Pro 4 compared to what they could do last year. Also we are seeing an increased efficiency in completing daily assignments with Surfaces.” However, with every new change comes challenges. Many students have found that communication has been more difficult than with the iPads. There is no more airdrop or iMessage for students to use. Means said, “I definitely miss being able to text people about homework and communicating in general.”

“...we are seeing an increased efficiency in completing daily assignments.” -Mr. Dietrich

Photo: Sophie Freeman ‘18 A student uses their Surface to complete homework. The new One-to-One program using Microsoft Surfaces has received mixed reactions from students. Chhina added, “I miss the user- “it gives teachers more control over what friendly ness, better battery life and apps of the students are doing in class.” the iPad.” She also said, “It was easier to Hissong thought Prep switched bedownload apps without the admin thing.” cause, “they are better for work. It’s more Although some may be struggling professional and it’s got a lot of really helpwith the Surfaces, some students have start- ful capabilities.” ed to recognize why Prep decided to make Although there are still mixed the switch. opinions on the Surfaces this year and stu Dietrich said when they were dents and faculty are still getting used to the choosing to make the switch, “Prep looked change. at the successes of our One-to-One Program With the new programs set in place and other Jesuit schools around the country to streamline the technology at Prep, everyand we found the MS Surface to be a real one should be able to adjust to the switch good next step to enhance learning and and improve their technology capabilities in teaching.” the classroom. Hamblett felt the Surfaces chosen because

Teachers Reflect on Homecoming Asks Get Creative & Complicated Homecoming Experiences TESSA ZINK ‘21 & CLARA MALONE ‘21 Staff Writers


lowers, cakes, candy, and posters; homecoming is right around the corner. The celebration of homecoming comes along with a football game, spirit week, and the highly anticipated dance. Weeks before the dance people planned extravagant ways to ask someone to homecoming. This year’s most creative homecoming asks included a pizza given by Rowan Davis ‘21 to Cara Weigand ‘21 along with Davis reciting the pun “I know this is cheesy but will you go to homecoming with me?” , Not to be outdone, Chloe O’Meara ‘21 received a polaroid camera from Sam Carlson with the phrase “I couldn’t picture going to homecoming with out you.” On September 20, Paige Stanley ‘21 or better known as Magdelena in her Spanish 1 class, was asked by Matt Saludares ‘21. After previously discussing it with his teacher, Snr. Café, Saludares asked how to say “Will you go to homecoming with me?” In Spanish. Snr. Café explained and then Matt, already knowing the answer

and using a post-it note to refer to it, walked over to Stanley and proceeded to ask. He then gave her flowers and chocolates. Senior Ashley Mah, decided to ask with a more unconventional way. She choreographed and planned a flash mob held at the O’Dea-Prep game on September 29, 2017. “It took about an hour and a half to choreograph it and planning was at least three weeks in advance” said Mah. The dance its self had 14-16 people in it and required practices both during lunch and window. The ask was a huge success, so many people found it entertaining, and above all creative! During homecoming season people can get competitive and that’s where the concept of “swooping” comes along. Swooping is when someone is going to ask a person to a dance, in this case specifically homecoming, and someone else asks them first, and quite literally “swoops” in. “[swooping] is funny.” Said Paige Stanley ‘21. Others disagree and think that swooping is unfair, Will Gamroth ‘21 said “If the guy who is swooping knows the other guy is going to ask the person then it is not ok, or if your swooping just to make that person made it is also not ok. But if it’s a complete accident then it is ok, accidents happen” Gamroth explained.

“It took about an hour and a half to choreograph and planning it was at least three weeks in advance” -Ashley Mah ‘18

ABBY MALZEWSKI ‘19 Staff Writer


s years go by, one event at Seattle Prep and at high schools around the country always takes place. Homecoming! Homecoming traditionally occurs at the beginning of the school year to welcome students back and as a way for the student body to come together. Some Seattle Prep faculty members shared their memories from their dances when they were students. Mr. Ellinger, who attended school in Mercer Island, remembered his homecoming dance senior year: “I vividly remember the song ‘Don’t Stand So Close to Me’ by ‘The Police’ playing. It was a great time!” Even before the actual homecoming dance happens, an entire homecoming week takes place. Ms. Aleinikoff ’13 remembered her favorite homecoming week theme: “’Lettuce Turnip the Beet’ where the different days went along with different vegetables/food types.” There is also the homecoming assembly to look forward to at the very end of homecoming week. Ellinger shared that homecoming assemblies were not as “interesting and spirited” back when he was a student as they are now. Mr. Arthur ’87 agreed with this statement as he shares of Prep assemblies some years ago: “our assemblies back then

were noisy and sweaty affairs.” He adds that during their assemblies “senior football players would throw objects at underclassmen dressed up as the homecoming opponent” and that the assembly was overall “weak in comparison” to today’s homecoming assembly. Aleinikoff ’13 shares that her favorite part of the homecoming assembly was when “the fall sports teams did sweet dances.” As a great start to homecoming weekend, the infamous homecoming football game occurs on Friday night. Ms. Murphy who attended West Bend West High School said: “None of my friends went to dances because it wasn’t cool to go to dances, but we all went to the football games as a big group and it was tons of fun.” Ellinger said that the biggest difference between homecoming now and then is “how involved the parents are in the entire homecoming process.” His parents were not as invested in his homecoming as many parents are now, In fact, Ellinger got his homecoming suit from the drama director’s costume closet and got a ride to the dance from his friend. Arthur also was not driven to the dance by his parents and, in fact, took a Taxi there. Ms. Aleinikoff ’13 really summed up the essence of homecoming as she said: “Homecoming really is a blast and one of the best times of the year!”





Lin Featured on KNKX for Business Leadership Senior Angela Lin was recently featured on local radio station KNKX as part of Seattle Startup Week with University Prep student Allison Bunker. Bunker and Lin hope to connect

local business leaders with high school students interested in entrepreneurship. Lin also heads the Seattle Prep business club which meets at lunch every other Monday.

New 1891 Terrace a Result of Legal Proceedings


NOAH PINGUL ‘19 Staff Writer

n 125 years, buildings were destroyed and raised, court dates were issued, attorneys hired, but finally Seattle Prep has a terrace. The 1891 Terrace, was named for every Jesuit who has served Prep since the school’s inception. The original plan for the terrace was to build it when the rest of Adelphia was built, however, when Prep approached the city of Seattle to build Adelphia Hall along with the terrace, the city would not allow a terrace of that size to be built at Prep. However, Peyton Hall still had to be demolished and Adelphia Memorial Hall had to be built without the 1891 Terrace. Prep hired an attorney and went to court to get their terrace. The attorney argued that, since public schools had terraces of the same size or larger than the 1891 Terrace, Prep, as a

private Catholic school, should be able to have a terrace of similar size. After the attorney claimed that allowing public schools to build terraces and not Prep was discriminatory, Prep won the case and was allowed to begin work on the 1891 Terrace. Seattle Prep President Mr. Hickey said “Having to wait and build the terrace after construction was completed was definitely more costly for Prep.” “However, we believe that the community will enjoy having this over the years, so it is a good investment for us.” When asked about when the new terrace might be used for an event, President Hickey said “I don’t know when we will host our first function on the terrace. Given the weather this may not be until spring. Also, it isn’t complete yet. It still needs a handrail and new glass doors.” Whether the Prep students will be able to eat outside every day for lunch has yet to be decided.

“...we believe that the community will enjoy having this over the years...” -Mr. Hickey

Photo: Noah Pingul ‘19 A worker continues work on the new 1891 Terrace. The ability to build the terrace was a result of legal action pursued by Seattle Prep.

Sophomores Offer Frosh Survival Advice

MADDIE DEASY ‘20 Staff Writer

After surviving pop quizzes, first homecoming asks and lots of homework, the Sophomores are now experts on Freshman year and are ready to give some muchneeded advice for the Class of 2021. Everyone knows that the first year of high school can be rough so the class of 2020 has some great advice. Rachel Rasmussen ‘20 wanted to make sure the basic were covered and said

Frosh Share Talents SUZANNA GRAHAM ‘20 Staff Writer

Prep’s class of 2021 may look like a sea of new faces, however many have hidden talents that have yet to be shared. Jake Sype, a freshman who is more commonly known for his athletic talents, is also well versed in the popular TV show Friday Night Lights. Sype shared that he has “binge watched the show in less than two weeks.” In the winter, while most are inside in the warmth of our houses, Maggie Green continues to participate in the polar bear plunge, which she has done since she was seven years old. As for sports in the wintertime, Nolan Donnahe and Carly Lindsay put intensity into downhill skiing. When asked about his pastimes, Donnahe said “we both downhill ski race.” Maybe a Prep ski racing team should be put in place? No matter the season, Prep’s newest students are full of surprises.

to make sure to “walk on the right side of the hallway.” This gives everyone a better chance of not being late to class and helps cause fewer crazy collisions. Beyond navigating campus hallways, other Sophomores offered advice on navigating the social landscape of Seattle Prep. On the topic of making friends sophomore Matt Chen ‘20 said, “Try to make friends with people you have classes with because it easier to build a relationship with them.”

This advice is something everyone can use even upperclassmen. Marc Ribas ‘20 expanded on Chen’s advice and suggested Sophomores “Talk to everyone!” There is no harm in starting up a conversation with someone. Whether it is a classmate that is not in your friend group or you might not know so well, or even scary upper classmen. Keely Cahill ‘20 said that “she wished she would have talked to more upperclassmen last year. They are not as in-

timidating as they seem.” Knowing classroom rules is important to Frosh survival as well. The first year of Collegio can be like climbing a mountain for the first time. A Bellarmine Collegio alum Grace Brant ‘20 said, “make sure to not write in pencil!” Freshman year can be difficult but hopefully with a little advice it can be really fun.

What Was Your Most Embarrassing Freshmen Moment? AUDREY FRIGON ‘20 Staff Writer

“I tripped in front of the senior table at “One time in lunch.” Collegio I backed -Tennyson Hawk ‘19

up into a desk and flipped over it in front of the whole class.” -Annie Bladow ‘18

“I was the only freshman boy on the swim team and I accidentally emailed the whole team a video of me printing my Odyssey paper singing “Roar” -Wyatt del Valle ‘20

“One time I was getting pizza during a basketball game and I fell on my butt.” -SJ Brackett ‘18

“I had a really bad haircut with obnoxious bangs” -Erik Anderson ‘18 “I went to a football game that was a white out and the other team had a black out and I accidentally wore all black.” -Maria Smith ‘20

“I was carrying my bags and I said hi to some cute upperclassmen then I tripped and dropped all of my stuff in front of them.” -Lily Teders ‘19

“One time I was getting out of my car and I tripped on a banana peel that was in the mud.” -Claire Filarski ‘20 “It was the first day of school and I was walking into Adelphia. I turned to look back at my friend then walked into a pole and broke my glasses. “ -Maeve Conaty ‘20


Collegio Hosts Variety of Visiting Speakers

Over recent weeks, a number of guest speakers have visited Collegio classes recently. Freshman Collegio was visited by Rabbi Jason Levine of Temple Beth Am and Prep Theater Director Adam Othman. Sophomore Collegio was treated

to a session with George Lopez of the University of Notre Dame who discussed terrorism and peace in relation to current world issues. Junior Collegios heard from historian Walter Stahr who has just published a biography of Edwin Stanton.

Quinn Losse ‘19 Staff Writer

cakes. De Suduiraut passed out frozen treats to the kids and adults of all ages during one of the driest times Seattle has ever experienced. The hot summer brought in a lot of customers desperate for a cold scoop of ice cream. She recommends working at an ice cream shop next summer for those who want a fun and people-oriented job, as “it teaches you a lot of people management skills and how to deal with difficult customers.” Grace Nenke ’19 spent her 3 months away from school as a nanny for two kids on Capitol Hill. A typical day for Nenke involved making creative crafts and playing board games with the kids. Nenke loved entertaining the kids by taking them on adventures to the park and the Woodland Park Zoo. She also appreciated how flexible the parents were with her busy summer schedule and how she was able to choose the days/hours she worked. She thought of it as “a fun way to earn money while still having manageable hours and time to do homework.”



Juniors Stay Busy this Summer at New Jobs


ummertime for the incoming juniors at Seattle Prep meant, for many, finding their first jobs. From being a lifeguard at a local swim club to scooping ice cream on those hot summer days, the juniors seem to have done it all. Junior Liam McNett spent his summer at the Gregory Seahurst Swim Club in Burien. He worked as the assistant coach for swim teams with kids from ages four to ten. As the assistant coach, he would encourage the kids at their meets and daily practices, as well as prepare the lineups. McNett enjoyed his first job of training the kids to swim because he loved “passing on an activity and team that has been such a big part of my life onto younger kids.” Issy de Suduiraut ’19 chose to get a sweet job at Baskin Robbins on the eastside this past summer, where she scooped ice cream, made milkshakes, and decorated

Prep Staff: A Compilation of Hidden Talents


TIA FLORES ‘21 Staff Writer

s far as many students can see, the staff here at Seattle Prep come to serve their purpose. They feed our hungry minds (and stomachs) and help us to be better individuals. However, looking behind the mask, many of them have their own concealed geniuses. IMPRESSIONISTS: Mr. Bond: Impressionist & Video Game Wizard Mr. Bond, a teacher in Prep’s science department, can do impressions. “I can do a range of celebrities, yes,” he admitted. It all started when he tried it once, and people praised him for it. He also has a knack for old school video games, since he grew up in the 80’s. “Give me anything with a joystick and buttons and I’m set!” he claims. Mr. Mack: King of Rock and Roll Many may have seen Mr. Mack roller-skating around the building, but he also does an impressive Elvis impersonation. He said that back in his college days, someone challenged him in a coffee house to do Elvis… it took off ever since! According to Mr. Mack, he had no sideburns like Elvis did, so he DIYed them! He took Elmer’s glue and tea bags and smashed the contents of the bag on the glue-- instant sideburns! Mr. Butler: Michael McDonald or Collegio Teacher? “You probably don’t even know who he is,” says Mr. Butler, Collegio teacher. It was true, I didn’t. (For those who are in the same boat as me, he was a popular artist in the 80s.) This unique talent of his was discovered when he and a friend were at a store in college and his song was playing. They goofed around trying to mimic his voice, and he could do it! “It’s a talent that can be developed, so pretty much anyone can do it..” he said. PHYSICAL TALENTS: Ms. Carter: Dancing Queen Ms. Carter, Prep’s Head Chef, is a natural at dancing. It all started during a regular day in Olympic Week, and an op

portunity for a dance video game was up for grabs. No one wanted to take over-- until Ms. Carter stepped up! At that very moment, she discovered her knack for dancing! “Oh, she’s very good!” added Mrs. Fields. Madame Davis: Perfect Posture Practice Pro When asked about hidden talents, Madame Davis instantly grabbed a textbook off of her desk. She walked around the perimeter of the classroom with the book on her head. “It’s a good way to practice posture,” she said. “Language teachers can be a little weird,” she exclaimed, “Don’t you think?” HOBBIES: Mr. Eagan: A multi-talented soul Besides Mr. Eagan’s math skills and volleyball coaching tactics, he can do many other interesting things. He can build playing card structures, dominate on water skis, juggle, speak a bit of Swahili, and is a pro at Wii tennis. Mr. McCarthy: Snowboard Tricks Expert Just a Collegio teacher and Mock Trial coach? Think again. McCarthy has mastered two tricks on a snowboard; the toe turn and the heel turn. How did he come to realize his talent? Well, Mr. McCarthy, being his ambitious self, decided that he would learn one new skill per decade. Last decade, he accomplished this phenomenon. His favorite place to land those ollies is in Big White, Canada. Ms. Borgen: Jigsaw Master Ever since she was a child, Prep Librarian Ms. Borgen, enjoyed finishing jigsaw puzzles. This last summer, she finished a picture of a stained glass window comprised of 1,500 pieces. “They all looked the same, so it was kind of a challenge,” she admitted. She also says, “If it was something I could get paid for I would totally do it for a living.” Ms. Ann Alokolaro: Star Hula Hooper Admissions Director Ms. Ann Alokalaro, is a pro at hula hooping. Her talent ignited when she was in 7th grader at St. Anne’s; there was a hula hoop contest for who could do it the longest. She won, and has been a reigning champ ever since.

Photo: Quinn Losse ‘19 Junior Issy de Suiduiraut has fun at her summer job at Baskin Robbins. De Suiduiraut and other students often take summer jobs for extra spending money and to build college resumes. After an exciting summer of first jobs, it’s back to late night studying and cramming in service hours for the juniors.

However, next summer may provide new opportunities to make money and add to the resume!

A Fellow Grad: Mr. Fellows ALLISON KEARNEY ‘19 Staff Writer


r. Fellows is probably best known to Prep students as the afterschool study hall monitor and a substitute teacher, but what many may not know is that he was actually a graduate of Prep. As part of the class of 1970 Mr. Fellows was a very involved student at Prep. He participated in student government his freshman through junior year and was an active member of the speech team at Prep. Back then of course, Prep was an all-boys school. When Mr. Fellows was a student a lot about Prep was different, and not just the fact that Adelphia was still behind McDonald. Back in the sixties most teachers at Prep were priests and scholastics, Jesuit in formation, with just a handful of laymen being part of the faculty and there were no female teachers at the time. One priest on the staff at Prep was Fr. Tom Sullivan and Mr. Fellows fondly recalls him as being “a humble saintly man”. Mr. Fellows also mentioned that Prep used to be a more firm and strict environment,

but has evolved into a much kinder and gentler school, yet Prep has always succeeded in forming men and women for others. Although Mr. Fellows didn’t know that he would come back to work for Prep when he graduated he is grateful for the Prep community that he has been a part of for so long. He came back to Prep nineteen years ago originally working in the Attendance Office. Later, he worked part time as a theology resource, putting his Ph. D. in religious studies to good use. Currently, he works part time as the ASSH monitor and a substitute teacher. Today at Prep Mr. Fellows sees some great improvements that have come to the school since his time here. In addition to Mr. Fellows commitment to Prep he also finds time to write. For the past few years he has been working on a book about Catholic theology. He is planning to finish his project by the end of the year and hopefully get his work published. Mr. Fellows has been a vital part of the Prep Community for a lot of his life and Prep is very grateful for his wonderful presence.

“[Prep] fosters a genuine sense of belonging...” -Mr. Fellows

Photo: Sophie Freeman Mr. Fellows ‘70 monitors After School Study Hall. Fellows is a familiar presence to students and is currently working on a book about Catholic Theology.







Seattle Prep Parking Neighborhood Parking Map

KEY: 2 Hour Residential Zone = Good to park! =



Map and Graphics by: LILLY THOMPSON ‘19 Staff Writer


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Did you know? If you see a 2-hour pa parrking zone sig sign, you gn, opposit can par opposite park on the stree side of the str eett.

“Ask me if you are unsure about where to park!”


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“We know your Birthday!”


Burks Gives Parking Advice


S Mr. Burks busts a student for taking an illegal left-hand turn out of the parking garage. Remember: this action results in JUG!

WV: What areas can’t Prep students park in? MB: Any of RPZ 12. It means Residential Parking Zone 12. It’s about half a square mile.

LT: What is the most important thing you tell students who are new to parking? MB: Driveways, loud music early in the morning, slow down, look around and watch for pedesrtians...[Also,] ask me if you are unsure about where to park, stay off your phone, and learn how to back into your spot.

Did you know? Prep reciev ecieves at least one complai omplain nt about studen students par from neighbors a parking fr week!

LILLY THOMPSON ‘19 Staff Writer

With great power comes great responsibility.” This quote from Uncle Ben holds true in the lives of many Prep Students, especially when it comes to driving. A rite of passage, driving at Prep comes with risks. These include: JUG, tickets, and a car covered in yellow paint. With waves of new drivers being registered every year, rules are bound to be broken. To reduce the amount of JUG given to students, and avoid frustrated residents of Capitol Hill, Mr. Burks (traffic coordinator of Seattle Prep) gave the inside scoop on parking. His daily routine consists of “getting out of bed and cruising around the neighborhood (Capitol Hill).”

WV: What will JUG be given for, in terms of parking? MB: Parking too close to driveways, not leaving enough room for other cars to park, being on phones, and driving too fast, and it’s not just kids doing these things.


How to Deal with Damage

or years, Prep students have struggled with the everlasting problem of Prep parking. Parking and driving mistakes are one of the most common reasons students are assigned JUG, whether it be from making a right turn into the parking garage or forgetting to park five feet from the nearest driveway parking in and around the school can be tricky. From tips and tricks to parking stories to interviews with Mr. Burks himself, The Panther have worked to compile the complete Encyclopedia of Prep parking.

LT: Why do some students get both tickets from the Seattle Police as well as JUG? B: I try not to give students JUG if they already have a ticket, but if the JUG came before the ticket, there’s not much I can do about that.




WV: What are some rules that are common rules? B: Mostly people forget that they can get JUG from speeding. Also, do not turn left out of the garage! LT: How often do you get complaints from neighbors? B: At least once a week. Mr. Burks has seen it all. He thinks that someone locking their keys in their running car is funny. However, he does not find people hitting those yellow poles for no apparent reason when no one is in the garage amusing; he just feels sorry for them.

Photo: Sophie Freeman Ashley Mah ‘18 expresses frustration at having hit three different things within the garage in a row.

Photo: Sophie Freeman Mira Wellington ‘18 laughs at the memory of leaving someone a note in the parking garage.

Students Share Parking Mishaps and Experiences ISABELLA YUSON ‘19 Staff Writer


rom the tight spaces in the garage to the infamous yellow mark that decorates the doors of many students’ cars, the majority of upperclassmen know the struggles of parking around Prep. With that, there are bound to be a few funny parking mishaps. Here are a couple of those stories: Henry Hazzard ’18 parks in a very tight space that is located next to a pole. One time, he hit the pole and it left a huge yellow scratch on his car that he says was the size of his hand. “I was nervous,” stated Hazzard. “Last time I scratched the car, my dad gave me a lecture about that stuff.” Another moment that Hazzard had was when someone stole his parking spot. He shares that he had to drop his carpool off and then drive all the way to 12th street just to find a parking spot and he ended up being late to class. Junior Gracie Cole and her parking neighbor Mira Wellington ’18 shared a funny parking story. Wellington parks in between a pole and another car so she has very limited space. One day, Cole parked more towards her side. Because of the amount of space that she had left, Wellington had a difficult time parking into her spot. A couple days later, Cole found a

friendly note after school saying “thanks for giving me more space today” “I laughed [when I saw the note],” says Cole. “The next day I made sure to give her extra space.” As Senior Ashley Mah was trying to position her car into her tight parking spot, she says she bumped into a car trying to reverse, bumped into a different car while driving forward, bumped into the yellow pole reversing once again, and then finally drove away. Mah expresses that she “felt bad and scared to tell my dad and scared to see the damage done.” Traffic Coordinator Matt Burks has seen it all. One incident that he vividly remembers is the story of a girl who parked in between two faculty cars a couple of years ago. According to Burks, the girl hit both sides of her own car on the sides of the two other cars. He thinks that she ended up crawling out of her window and then went on vacation. To get rid of the parking “epidemic,” Burks advises to “slow down, stay off phones, pay attention, and learn how to back into a spot.” Because of the many parking issues, it may be time to make a change to the school’s parking garage. Mayme Krueger ’19 suggests to have “bigger parking spaces and cushioning for the corners of the huge poles.”

o it finally happened. The moment in every driver’s life when they look out of their window with horror and dread. Fear creeps up your spine as you are forced to accept reality. You backed up a little too far and hit a parked car. You weigh the options in your head. If nobody saw it, did it really happen? How many weeks would you be car-less if your parents found out? Are you really thinking about leaving? What do you do? The first step is to calm down. Take some deep breaths and realize that you’ll be fine. Next, try to think about what your plan is. Would you want someone to hit your car and drive away? What would Jesus do if he hit a car? If a bystander saw you hit the car, it could mean some hefty fines. Then, either wait for the owner or leave a note under the windshield wipers with your contact information and insurance. After, work out what you need to pay, and if you want file an insurance claim or settle it out-ofpocket. So when the inevitable happens, don’t freak out, be courteous and get help!

Parking JUG Easily Avoidable, Says Stearns JOE ROBINSON ‘20 Staff Writer


r. Stearns has assigned JUG for parking mistakes and mishaps countless times, and is the resident master at parking. The Panther met with this Stearns who offered some advice on how to avoid parking-related JUG. JR: What will you give JUG for in terms of parking? RS: Students most often get JUG for parking illegally in the neighborhood and making a left turn out of the garage. JR: What is the craziest reason you have given JUG for parking? RS: There have been some unbelievable ones, but luckily I’m good at keeping secrets! JR: What advice do you have for students just starting to park around Prep? RS: Check with Mr. Burks first if you have any questions about where to park. JR: What are some commonly forgotten rules regarding parking? RS: If you are within your 6 month limit with your license, you better not be driving other students around. We know your birthday! JR: Is there anything else you would like to say to students parking here at Prep? RS: Please be respectful of our neighbors and slow down in the garage. Prep students can hopefully use this information to stay out of trouble and be courteous to Prep’s patient neighbors.



German Students Visit Prep

A group of 14 German exchange students are visiting Seattle Prep during the weeks of October 9th and 16th. They will be accompanied by their teacher Frau Wulf.

The students are staying with Prep families and will visit school on several days each week, while leaving time during other days to visit sights in and around Seattle.




Seattle Prep Drama Presents...


Pocket full



Commedia Del Arte EMMA COONEY ‘18 Editor in Chief & GABI JEAKLE ‘19 Online Editor


ommedia dell’arte, or comedy of the craft, dates back to 16th century Italy and flourished there until the 18th century. The focus in commedia is on ensemble acting, with every character, no matter how small their part, contributing a unique style and energy to the stage. These characters were stock characters, with the same personality and movements no matter who or where they were being performed. “A Pocket Full of Truffles” makes use of these stock characters, including Pantalone, a grand but sometimes foolish master played by Joe Stewart ’18, and Dottore, an aristocrat who pretends to know everything without knowing anything,

played by Henry Hazzard ’18. The idea of commedia has been passed down for hundreds of years, and pieces of it have become part of mainstream culture. Take sit-coms, for example. In sitcoms, just like in commedia, the focus is not on the events of the story, but the journey of the characters, who are often larger than life. “Modern Family” is a beloved comedy with inspiration taken from comedia storylines and characters; Cam and Mitch are the zany servants, playing off each other’s antics, and Jay is the stoic and overbearing Capitano. With all these complexities, the purpose of commedia, and of “A Pocket Full of Truffles,” is to make the audience laugh. The cast and creative team of the show have been working extremely hard to create something unique and fun, so be sure not to miss it. Performances run October 26th through the 28th.

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October 26th-29th The Prep Stage:

Seattle Prep’s Take on Commedia


his year’s fall play is like nothing the Theater Program has ever done before. Titled “A Pocket Full of Truffles,” the show is a modernized commedia dell’arte, inspired by Italian theater that dates back to the Renaissance. The show consists of six separate scenarios, rather than one ongoing story, whose common thread is the character Truf-

fles, a servant played by Emma Cooney ’18. In each scenario, Truffles is hired by a new master to serve, and is given some task to complete, sometimes alone, sometimes with the help of her trusty sidekick, Scapino, played by Dominic Ferro ‘19. Given that Truffles is too often more confident than capable, hilarity ensues. Highlights from the show include the tweedle dum/

Photo: Courtesy of Adam Othman The cast of “Truffles” during a recent rehearsal. Truffles opens on October 26th and is unlike previous Prep Drama productions. tweedle dee- esqe Zanni servants played by Remo Aurand ’20 and Jonah Cavanaugh ‘20, damsels in distress played by Annie Bentley ’18 and Erin O’Driscoll ’18, and a little bit of Shakespeare. The unique style of the show also involves a unique rehearsal process. Instead of working from a set script, with lines already written, the cast of the show was given summaries of their scenarios, and have been working on writing lines and creating

comic bits since the beginning of rehearsals. O’Driscoll ’18 says about the writing process, “It’s definitely hard, but I think it makes us more connected and invested with the show. I also think it helps us really trust each other, because we have to be able to connect in a way that we haven’t before, and because we are creating something together from the bottom up.”

Truffles Timeline August 23-24: Auditions

August 28-29: Callbacks

August 31: First Rehearsal

September: Daily Rehearsals Continue

October 11: first all day rehearsal

October 23-25: Tech rehearsals

October 26: Performances begin

October 29: Final Performance



Prep Pep Band Brings Spirit to Homecoming Assembly and Football Game

The Seattle Prep Pep Band added to the spirit of both the Homecoming Assembly and Football game on Friday, October 6, where new cheers were learned and executed.

The band, led by director Sarah Bost, has added a new spirit to football games and assemblies throughout the year by working with Panther Pack to keep students engaged in cheering on the Panthers.



Halloween Costume Ideas SOPHIE JURION ‘20 & GRACE WEIAND ‘20 Staff Writers

Photo: Alex Arce-Torres ‘19 Pulse dances out their excitement at the back-to-school assembly. Leaders hope to build the team in numbers while keeping the unity of the group.

The Heartbeat of Prep: PULSE MILO PEPPER ‘20 Staff Writer


et pumped, because Seattle Prep’s Pulse dance team is back again for another year of exciting performances to catchy tunes. Pulse’s homecoming theme this year was pastels and bright colors, combined with many more forms of dance, including ballet and gymnastics. Pulse is an entertaining and unique club at Prep that makes assemblies especially fun. To set the stage for the dance team, a creative introduction story written by ASB fits the word “pulse” into the narrative to get the entire school chanting “pulse, pulse, pulse” faster and louder each time until the team makes their heavily anticipated entrance. To accompany the complex dance moves, each performance entails a different theme to go with the distinctive and upbeat music. Besides the fact that Pulse is an accepting and friendly group of diverse individuals, they can always use more people. With more performers, there is more variety

at performances, plus more spirit. Outside of assemblies, one can catch Pulse at Prep football games in the fall, and basketball games in the spring for extra school energy. One of the many excited Prep students, Robert Gall ‘19 said, “I am most excited for a song that gets the whole school moving.” Pulse is more than just a dance troupe, they are also a family. “Not only do I get to dance, but I also get to relieve pent up stress about school and life,” London Mcbride ‘21 remarked. When there is a group of many individuals that work together to create art through synchronized dancing, it is important to be on the same page. This unique bond carries over outside of the dancefloor. Carlie Lindsay ‘21 said, “Everyone is so understanding, and I’m really close with each person.” With new themes and a steadily growing team, Pulse is expecting to make it big in the 2017-2018 school year. “There are more captains this year which provides a lot of leadership,” said Doyin Best ‘20. “And with all of these people, more love is being shown than ever.”

Chop, Chop: Students Get Cooking in Culinary Window LAUREN DAY ‘20 Staff Writer


outhwatering smells? Fresh baked goods? Student chefs? Ms. Tucker’s new window, Cooking Class, creates them all! In this class, students are immersed into the world of baking and are learning both baking and confectionary skills. Nothing like this has ever been offered at Prep before and Ms. Tucker is extremely excited for the year. As the year has just started, the class has only finished two baking projects. Gabe Paris-Moe ’20 was willing to share his cookies and some insight into the class: “We basically just bake stuff and learn how to bake stuff so we can bake stuff at home. So far, we’ve baked lemon blueberry muffins, oh my God! they were so good, and chocolate chip cookies.” Paris-Moe went on to say that he has already learned so many techniques and information about baking, emphasizing the fact that he now knows how to peel an apple. The teacher of these skills, Ms.

Tucker, is happy that her students are learning so quickly. One of her main goals for the class was to educate and create excellent bakers of her students, and so far, she has. However, creating good bakers is only second to, of course, having fun and sharing the fun with friends and family. When asked if an accident has happened in the kitchen thus far, Ms. Tucker laughed and replied with a story: “We were mixing the ingredients of apple pie crust together, and one student turned the mixer on high with the dry ingredients in the bowl.” Needless to say, there was a flour explosion all over the kitchen, but Ms. Tucker deemed it ok, saying “I’ve done it too.” All in all, Confectionary Class is a great place to bake, have fun, and make messes. The baked goods that are produced from the 2nd floor during window periods are always coveted among students. Many people have been asking if the Confectionary Class will be producing food for all of the students after school. Ms. Tucker replied with a firm “no,” saying that the proportions are not made big enough this semester. However, next semester may be different, so just in case, be prepared for anything!

Photo: Alex Arce-Torres ‘19 Sophomores roll dough in Ms. Tucker’s baking class. Seattle Prep’s new window teaches students to have fun, get creative, and bake goods.




Panthers Victorious in Homecoming Game After a week of dressing up, class competitions and the Homecoming Assembly, the Seattle Prep Football team notched their third victory of the season with a 3216 victory over Roosevelt at West Seattle

Stadium. The Panthers improved to 3-3 on the season heading into their game again Eastside Catholic on Friday, October 13th.

Golf Team Mixes Talent and Youth in Undefeated Season OWEN HENDRICKS ‘19 Staff Writer

of the match, “We be looking like Arnold Palmer out there.” This Thursday the Panthers faced hunder storms. Metals poles. The an undefeated Roosevelt team (4-0) where fall season of golf has just begun. they deified the odds beat the former state Starting off the year with a landchampions. slide victory over Eastside Catholic the The Panthers extended their unPanther golf team has high hopes for this defeated season (3-0), defeating Roosevelt season. Senior Ben Douglas, said of the 144 to 140. victory, ”It was a great way to kick off our Freshman Will Gamroth had the season.” round of his career as he shot a even par 37 Also helping Prep soundly defeat to win the match for Prep. Excited with his Eastside Catholic, was Junior Caleb Coperformance Gamroth said, “It was a great chran. Receiving Panther of the week for to perform so well in a match that mattered shooting 37 and 39 in the first two matches. so much.” Cochran said “It was a great honor to have Gamroth, like Cochran received my hard work being appreciated by the Panther of the Week honors also for his school. I hope I can keep performing well stunning performance. The Panthers are to help Prep win Metro.” currently undefeated siting at 4-0 as they This past week the golf team took head into their next match against Lakeside to the front nine to face off against the bullthis following week. dogs of Garfield High. Despite the fierceMeanwhile in girls golf, the team ness of Bulldogs, they were no match for the currently stands at 4-0 thanks to the help Panthers, as the Prep won again kickstarting of sophomore golf star, Emily Petro. Pettheir season to 2-0. Junior Jack Moffitt said


Photo: Owen Hendricks The boys Golf Team practices team unity during a recent match. Both boys and girls golf teams are currently undefeated. ro shot a 42 against Roosevelt lifting the girls play Ballard next and hope to continue Panthers to victory. Petro said of her per- their undefeated season. formance, “Thanks to the hydration of the Both the boys and girls teams are school funded hydro flasks I was able to off to great starts and both have good odds compete to the best of my abilities.” The to win Metro and state.

Notre Dame Commit Franklin Discusses Recruiting, Future MARK McCLEAN ‘19 Staff Writer


ith the Prep soccer season just beginning, Junior Notre Dame commit Bea Franklin can’t wait for this young but talented girls soccer team to have a chance to prove themselves. Having already played two years for varsity soccer, Franklin knows what it takes to win, and she believes this team can do a lot of that. When asked about how good this team could be this year, she said, ”I truly feel that this team can be a very special soccer team. We are pretty talented

and young, but if we work hard, I believe that we can compete with any team in this state.” The team as a whole has set the bar pretty high this year, when asked about the team’s goals for this year, Franklin said, “The goal is definitely to win state, and have a lot of fun doing it. Also, we want to create great memories we can look back on, and grow closer together as a team.” Franklin, who committed to Notre Dame three weeks ago as a defender plays forward for Prep. Franklin describes the recruiting process as, “...slow in the beginning, there were a lot of times where I would call coaches and they wouldn’t know

who I am. After a while I started to gain some interest from colleges, and eventually I got the Notre Dame offer, which was always a dream. The recruiting process was definitely fun.” When asked why she chose Notre Dame, Franklin said, “It’s a great school and the coach is not only a great coach, but also a great person. I have had cousins that have gone there and they love it. Also, [Franklin’s Brother] Jesse goes to Michigan and Notre Dame and Michigan are rivals.” Obviously, even extremely athletic siblings still don’t mind a little sibling rivalry. Finally,Franklin, a three sport var-

sity athlete last year commented on if her commitment meant that she was going to stop playing other sports. She said, “ Not really, I still plan on playing tennis for sure this year, and I am definitely considering playing basketball again this year. I still love basketball and tennis and I don’t think anything will change that.” Franklin and the rest of the very talented girls soccer team are ready to make yet another run at the state title this year.

New Dive Team Makes a Splash at Seattle Prep CHLOE SAHARIC‘19 Staff Writer


hat happens when you have two elite swimmers, a pool, and a diving board? A new Seattle Prep Girls Dive Team. This past fall, a new Girls Dive team was added to the Swimming team. Junior Kate Leahy and Sophomore Anastasia Greene are the two athletes on the team coached by the current Metro League Dive Coach, Ed Artis. These divers practice at various pools-- such as Queen Anne, Evans, and Rainier Beach --during the weeknights to allow the opportunity for them to dive as well as swim for the team if they wanted. Although the swim team and dive team do not practice together, they still enjoy cheering each other on at the swim meets. Kirsti Rochon, the girls swimming head coach, says “the swimmers look forward to watching the divers during their competition and are so impressed with what they can do.” Rochon also says by having the diving team, they are able to compete with the larger teams at a higher level in the Metro League. Scored out of 10, 5 judges score the dives at the competitions. From there,

Photo: Bella Metcalf Junior Kate Leahy performs a dive during a Metro League swimming and diving meet in September. Leahy and Sophomore Anastasia Greene are currently the only two divers on the newly formed Seattle Prep Dive Team. the highest and lowest scores are dropped, are outstanding role models of how to do This program has been a great adthe remaining 3 scores are added together this both gracefully and powerfully.” dition to the team and they are hoping that then multiplied by the degree of difficulty of Support for this program is highly it will continue to grow by attracting more the dive to get the final score. encouraged by coming to the diving compe- girls to try out. Rochon states that the team Diving is a difficult sport, says Ro- titions every Friday to cheer on Leahy and has “brought a new energy to our team as a chon, where you have to put yourself in the Greene. The regular Metro League Meet whole” and hopes that they will “have a divspotlight and everyone is focused on you. schedule can be found on the Metro League ing team for years to come.” Leahy and Greene “are paving the way and website.


Cross Country Team Travels to California On September 15th, members of the boys and girls cross country team traveled to California to race in the 37th Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic. The trip was a huge success for the teams

with boys varsity taking first place, boys juniors taking third, sophomore boys taking first, and varsity girls taking seventh. Congrats to all the runners on a great meet and good luck for the rest of your season!




Volleyball Team Stresses Unity as Key to Success KATARINA CONCES ‘19 Staff Writer


he Seattle Prep Varsity Girls Volleyball team has been on a roll this season. The team is tightly knit and full of support. When interviewing sophomore Caroline Reischling she said, “My favorite thing about the team is our team bonding activities and our support system. Everyone looks out for one another and we try to talk each other up not down.” The team stays close by never getting down on each other and always showing team spirit. Reischling said that “The team also does a special cheer before every game in the hallway called get downs. Everyone cheers each other on and they hype themselves up for the game. It is probably my favorite part of the pre-game. It is so fun

and it always gets me ready to play.” “When playing games, the key is motivation, energy and team support, ” says sophomore Lauren O’Donnell. “I am also very excited for later in the season when Prep plays against Bishop Blanchet High School. I am excited because I have close friends on the opposing side which makes the game more fun and even more competitive. Having friends on the opposing team makes me want to work harder and to win even more,” says O’Donnell. The team also spends their time together by going to dinners before each game. “This allows us to bond and form relationships with each other off the court. I think that having these opportunities to create close knit relationships allows us to have great chemistry on the court,” says Reischling. The volleyball season is off to a great start this year with a strong team.

Photo: Rowan Forsythe, Yearbook Prep Volleyball supports each other before a game. The team has used bonding activities such to remain close and keep a positive outlook.

Frosh Get First Taste of High School Sports season with a 14-2 win over Mercer Island, thanks to a Leon Neal receiving touchdown and the defense who did their job picking up a score with a pick-six by Kendin Alexander. They look to continue their winning ways throughout the season. The Freshman volleyball team started out their season with five straight wins. The streak ended when they dropped a match to rival Holy Names Academy. When asked about the team, freshman Molly Moffit said “Everyone on the team is really friendly and hardworking. We have developed good chemistry with each other through the fun practices.” Team chemistry is important in athletics, because when one person fails another person can help the team succeed, and that is exactly what is helping the girls team with their season. “Everyone steps up when they need to, it’s hard to name just a few players who stand out” added Moffit. Making a varsity roster is chal-

lenging, but the freshman were not afraid when it came to volleyball. The varsity volleyball team added two freshmen over the offseason. When asking sophomore Claire Filarski about the freshman she said, “They are really fun to be around! They always have a good attitude and are good at their positions.” Being a freshman on a varsity roster can be rough, and most upperclassmen enjoy having fun with the freshman throughout the season because they are a freshman. When asking Filarski if the frosh had to do anything special because they were freshman on the varsity team she responded with a smile and commented, “They may have had to wear a bib signed by the whole team for the first practice.” All the teasing is done out of good fun, because there is some respect that comes with being a varsity athlete as a freshman too.

“We have developed good chemistry with each other through the fun practices.” -Molly Moffit ‘21

Photo: Jaden Flennaugh ‘21 Prep Frosh Football lines up against Bishop Blanchet. For many athletes, playing a sport can mean moving up and down between Frosh, JV and Varsity Levels of competition. The freshman football team looks KELLEN CARR ‘20 “pretty good and has a lot of athletic kids,” Staff Writer according to one freshman player, Jalen es, it is that time of year. Athletes Hernandez. “It is much more competitive who have been underpredicted for and the players have to work extra hard for years are now being covered: fresh- playing time. It’s not just given to us.” men. The freshman boys kicked off their


Girls Soccer Kicks into Gear for New Season

MYLES NOWAK ‘19 Staff Writer


ith a winning record, highest rank in metros, and several college committed athletes, the Seattle Prep Girls Soccer Team is well on its way to a successful season. This season, the team has struck victories against Garfield, Union, Bainbridge, Eastside Catholic, and Ballard, with a close loss to Lakeside. However, despite their success so far, the season is far from over and players know that each team will fight them for every ball. The Panthers remain confident. Senior Maegan Manning ‘18 believes that “with our set pieces combined with Reagan’s corner kicks and my throw-ins, we will have no problem.” Her confidence is largely due to the many incredibly talented players on the team, including the latest Notre Dame recruit, Bea Franklin ’19, who is “a powerhouse that can get by anyone.” She leads the team in shots, goals, and assists.

Even though the team will be losing the skilled upperclassmen to soccer scholarships and college in the next few years, the team has a promising future with four freshmen already on the team. Chloe O’Meara, Olivia Manning, Maya Shields, and Caroline Baker are the four freshmen who are the future of this program. Despite their inexperience at the high school level, each of them is making their presence known, with at least one point each. Junior Grace Jordan described how the freshmen have made the team stronger, “but they have also helped make the team more of a family because we can teach them new things.” She later described that they also bring an “innocence that is both refreshing and fun.” This incredibly talented soccer team is set up for success through the next four years due to the “powerhouse” upperclassmen as well as the underclassmen filled with potential to dominate Prep’s toughest opponents. Seattle Prep girls’ soccer is a force to be reckoned with.

Photo: Rowan Forsythe, Yearbook Chloe O’Meara ‘21 attempts to steal a ball from an opponent. O’Meara is one of four Freshmen currently playing on the Varsity Girls Team.







To learn more about our new faculty member Emily Aleinikoff listen to Danika Dytioco discuss her new role at Prep and her involvement with ASC. While your on make sure to check out Emma Connell’s podcast discussing social medias influence on the normalization of teens and alcohol.

The World of Moses MOSES KENT ‘19 Staff Cartoonist

Ask Erik

ASB Representative Erik Anderson Each month, students submit questions about school, life, and other topics anonymously to ASB Rep Erik Anderson. Anderson answers selected questions in his own unique style. Q: Hey Eric, what’s the key to growing out your hair (and making it look nice)? I’m a fellow dude trying to grow his flow. EA: Hey my man, growing out your hair as a man is a noble cause and I would love to support you every step of the way, but you gotta know, it’s gonna be whack for a while. Like currently you’ll probably look nice, and with those luscious locks you’ll be even better, but then there’s the dreaded in between phase. This is the phase only the most dedicated and passionate people can pass. I’ll admit I’ve only seen a few do it, and it was a struggle. The key is to have so much confidence in this intermediate phase of me-

diocre hair that you trick people into thinking it looks good. Like it most definitely won’t, but just act like it is the dopest flow in the world and people will be down with it. Freshman me did not have nearly that gusto and so I toiled through the year trying to grow my hair out and it was pretty awful (pictures from that time period are all coincidently deleted from devices). I believe in you, though. If you believe in yourself you’re already 99% there. Go for it and we will all keep you in our hearts. P.S. Once you get it long, you gotta trim it pretty often so you’re not out here looking sad and disheveled. The salon is your friend. Q: Somebody swooped my homecoming date? Is it too late for me? Should I have asked before school started? On Panther day?!? I think it’s too late for me. Should I give up? EA: You’re nice. Getting swooped is a part of life. We all know asking as late as possible is cool, but it is a delicate gamble between coolness and threats of swoopness. All I can say is the swoop is not what matters in your life- it’s the after-swoop. This is essential because it determines what kind of man you really are. There are the nice-afterswoopers who don’t let it fluster their confidence, who either ask another girl or just go with some friends and have a beautiful experience. Strive for this my man. Don’t let one bad turn of fate ruin the whole year for you. Don’t be a not-nice-after-swooper, those who just sit there post-swoop and are so distraught they skip the dance and are sad for the rest of their lives. Lemme tell you, your homecoming date will have very little effect on your life (it barely has an effect on who you hang out with at the dance). You’re nice. Some of the nicest relationships I have ever seen have sprung from asking out a girl post-swoop. The world wants you to win. The world loves you. Go with your heart and have a great homecoming. Submit questions for Ask Erik at:

Person, Place or Thing EMMA COONEY ‘18 Editor in Chief EC: What is your favorite thing about Prep? JS: That’s a very good question. I would have to say, the people. And lunchtime. I really like lunchtime, when everyone’s outside, on the plaza. That’s really fun. EC: What is your favorite color? JS: Most definitely blue. EC: Which movie would you be in, if you could be in any movie? JS: “The Princess Bride” EC: Who is your favorite teacher at Prep? JS: I don’t know. Mr. McCarthy’s pretty cool. EC: As president, what do you hope to do at this school? JS: I hope to successfully set up dances, and take dances down after they’re done. And, some assemblies. EC: If you could change one thing about your freshman year, what would it be? JS: I wanted to do swim freshman year, but I didn’t, cause I was too afraid of the people who were doing it. So, I might have done swimming. EC: What is your favorite food? Hmmmmm, are burgers too generic? Ok. Burgers. EC:From where? JS: Dick’s burgers are the go-to, anytime, whenever. If I want a really good burger that I know I will enjoy, Jack’s Grill right by my house has a really good burger. Also, 13 Coins, that’s some great food.

EC: Where do you see yourself in ten years? JS:Running for city council of the City of Anacortes, Washington. EC:What is your favorite season? JS:Winter. I like how everything’s dead, and silent. I like the coldness. I like the utter lack of life in all aspects of nature. Everything seems to be dead. EC:What is the hardest project at Prep? JS:UN was pretty tough, I’d say. I mean it was fun. The project I didn’t like the most was the Economics Project. It was the worst. I hated that project. I spent so long working on it and I got an awful grade. EC:What is your go-to song when you’re sad? JS: “Mad World” EC:What is your go-to pumpup song? JS:”Remember the Name” by Fort Minor. EC:If you could be any celebrity for a day, who would you be? JS:I would want to be, I don’t know, George Clooney?

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