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JOURNAL April 19, 2013

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Issue 12, Volume XCI

Southport High School

Take a look at teachers back in the day. Page 10

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Cultures step onto the stage

Students sing, dance and strut down the runway to show off their different cultures by Caitlyn Jones Reporter Southport’s second Cultural Diversity Concert will be held on April 19 in Southport’s Auditorium. This year, the concert is titled “Cultural Footprints.” This concert will start at 7 p.m. and will last about an hour and a half, according to E.L. teacher Mrs. Amy Peddie. Tickets will be sold at the doors for $3. According to Peddie, the purpose of this concert is to learn about different cultures within Southport and to show them to the community. There will be different cultures from at least seven different countries at the concert, which consist of Burma, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Liberia, Pakistan, Mexico and different ethnic groups within the Chin and African cultures. The night will start off with an introduction explaining what is going to be going on that night, who the kids are and why they are doing the concert. After that, there will be five solos put together and two dance groups. One of those two dance groups will have a mix of Perry Meridian students and Southport students in the dance group, but the rest of the students performing in the concert are from Southport. In the middle of the program, there will be a fashion show for the students and different cultures. This fashion show will have students who attend Southport wearing their country’s traditional clothing that they would wear to a regular celebration in their own country. This fashion show will be like any other fashion show, according to Peddie. The students will walk on stage in their traditional clothing, pose at the end of the stage and walk back. During their time of walking down the stage, there will be someone describing their clothing that they are wearing, which country that they are representing and who Ngun Bawr they are. Senior Senior Ngun Bawr has been taking care of the fashion show and putting it together. According to Bawr, she hopes that students and the community will see what she sees and realize that everyone is equal within Southport and in other schools as well. “(The purpose of the concert is) to show them that we are altogether and that we are all one in this school,” Bawr said. “It doesn’t matter who we are, what colors we are or anything. We are all equal.” At the end of the concert, all the students who have practiced singing with Peddie will then sing a final song for the night, “We Are The World” by Michael Jackson. Peddie hopes that the concert will have positive effects on the students and the community. She hopes that they have fun, but at the same time learn more about the different types of cultures that are within Southport. “I just want, most importantly, the kids to have a good time celebrating their culture and who they are,” Peddie said.

Jake Bates, who has gone to Riley Hospital multiple times during his life because of broken bones, plays his guitar and sings during the Riley Dance Marathon on Friday, April 12. Photo by Kaitlin Fallowfield.

Dance for the kids

Students attend Riley Dance Marathon, which raised $16,051.80 for Riley Hospital by Brooklyn Raines Reporter

As “Angels Among Us” by Alabama played in the Southport High School Fieldhouse, all the participants locked hands in a circle and took a moment of silence for Riley Hospital patients. That night at the Riley Dance Marathon, the committee members revealed that they raised $16,051.80. The Riley Dance Marathon raises money for the Ryan White Foundation. This foundation works with community-based organizations to raise money for HIV-related services. The Riley Dance Marathon is modeled after the 36-hour dance marathon hosted at I.U. Members of the I.U. Riley Dance Marathon also participated. At the Riley Dance Marathon, students had the opportunity to participate in different stations that consisted of learning the line dance, working on crafts and playing video games while staying on their feet during the six-hour marathon. After each hour was completed, the students had the opportunity to listen to a Riley Hospital patient’s story. Two Southport High School students even shared their Riley experience with the participants. Sophomore Morgan Ray and senior co-president Jaime Robbins shared their stories. Robbins shared her experience at Riley

Senior co-presidents Jaime Robbins and Kellie McAllister make an announcement at the Riley Dance Marathon on April 16. Photo by Kaitlin Fallowfield. Hospital and how she has dealt with her heart condition. Even though she is faced with complications like not being able to participate in sports or not being able to go in hot tubs, she wanted to share with students that she is just a kid too and how Riley Hospital helped to remind her of that. Social studies teacher Mr. Joe Leonard and the school’s social worker Mrs. Jorie Oskay are the co-sponsors of the Riley Dance Mar-

athon. Leonard has been involved with the committee for 10 years, and Oskay has been involved with the marathon for six years. Leonard and Oskay’s jobs in the committee are to oversee the students and make sure everything is run smoothly. Leonard let senior co-president Kellie McAllister and Robbins do most of the activities by themselves. (See Riley Dance Marathon, page 2)

Modified-block schedule in store for next school year Students will have 70-minute class periods dispersed in red, white and black days by Kaitlin Fallowfield Reporter Throughout this year, teachers and students alike have adapted to evaluations as well as construction detours. During this time of change, principal Ms. Barbara Brouwer sees that the timing is ideal for rebuilding the daily schedule. In 2010, Southport had to make drastic changes around the school to adjust to the tight-

ened budget. In doing so, the school threw out the block schedule for an eight-period schedule that would allow students to attain more credits in their time at Southport, according to Brouwer. However, this new modified-block schedule is said to provide the benefits of an eight-period agenda, while allowing classes to have more time together as the original block schedule once did. “We were looking for something that was closer to a block, but didn’t cost more money for additional staff,” Brouwer said. There are three days in the modified block. Each day, there are five blocks, which last for about 70 minutes with lunch included in one 105 minute-long block. On red days, first, third, fourth, fifth and seventh period will meet. On white days,

second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh meet. And on black days, first, second, fifth and sixth meet with an iPass period included after second period. Every third day has an iPass period. This period acts like a “built-in study hall,” according to Brouwer, but is not a replacement. It is, however, an option for students who need extra help and cannot stay after school. Last year, the teachers of Southport were on the fence about the new schedule being introduced alongside the evaluation system, and that is why the change was postponed. “Change is hard for everybody,” Brouwer said. “But I want Southport High School and our students to feel like we’re pushing it and we’re looking for what’s best.”


Foreign Language/News

April 19, 2013

ECA test caah timhtuahnak

SHS sianghngakchia pawl cu a raa lai ding mi ECA test caah timhtuaknak an ngei by Emily Sung Reporter

Southport High school ii caa a cawng cuahmah mi sianghngakchia pawl hna cu ara lai ding mi end-of-course assessment caah timh tuah nak an ngei cio hna. ECA cu US ah a ummi High School sianghngakchia vialte nih an phi tawn mi camipuai (exam) pakhat asi ii, sianghngakchia pakhat nih English, Math le Biology ah zei tluk in dah a thanghcho tih mi theih hngal nak caah tuah mi test a si. Mah test hi High school an kai lio ah camipuai an phi mi lakah a abiapi bik mi asi ii, kumfa tin te in phit mi test asi. Tang 10 a kai lio mi nih English 10 an phi ii, tang 9 a kai lio mi nih Algebra 1 le Biology 1 an phi tawn. E.L caa chimhtu Mr. Robert Hoffmann Longtin nih a chim nak ah cun, mah ECA test hi High school a kai lio mi sianghngakchia caah hin a biapi tuk mi test asi ii, High school awnnak lehhmah a tthi kho tu test asi. Sianghngakchia pakhat nih caa a cawng lio mi (Course) le mah ECA test hi a awngh khawh ah cun , awnnak lehhmah (graduation testing) le credit a herh mi a ngei kho lai ii aa pehtlai thliahmah tein cawnmi ( next Course) caa a cawng kho. Sihmanhselaw, sianghngakchia nih a caa a cawng lio mi (course) le ECA test hi a awngh khawh lo ah cun awnnak lehhmah le credit a herh mi a ngei kho lai lo ii aa pehtlai thliahmah tein cawnmi (next Course) caa a cawng kho lai lo. Cun, mah ECA test hi a awngh lo ah cun a awngh hlan tiang phit ding asi te lai. Mah ECA Test hi sianghngakchia pawl ca lawng ah si lo in an kai nak sianginn pi ca zong ah a biapi ngai mi test asi. Indianapolis cozah nih hin a state chung ii a ummi siangin hi kum fa tin te siangin grade a pek tawn hna ii, cu lakah cun ECA test score hi 55% siangin score caah cozah nih an zoh chih. Cu ruangah

Sianghngakchia hna nih an tuah khawh nak chungin test hi awn an i zuam ding asi tiah Mr. Hoffmann-Longtin Southport High School i EL saya a tuan lio mi nih a chim. Southport High School ii English caa chimtu Mrs. Dawn Fowerbaugh nih a chimh ning ah cun ECA test a awn lo mi sianghngakchia pawl hna hi test phit khawh than nak ding in cozah nih a tuahpiak hna ii, cu phit khawh than nak caan cu December le May thla ah asi. English 10 ECA test ah biahal nak a chuak tawn April 30 mi hna cu duhmi te i Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 thim khawhmi a phun phun biahal nak (MulMay 1 tiple choice and conPeriods 1, 3, 5, 7 structed respond question) le caatial ii biahal May 2 nak lehnak (Writing prompt) hi a si. SiangPeriods 2, 4, 6, 8 hngakchia pawl cu test May 3 an phi lio ah hin 55 min. hi duhmi te i thim Periods 2, 4, 6, 8 khawhmi a phun phun biahal nak lehnak caan May 6 pek an si ii, a dang 55 Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 min. hi caatial ii biahal nak lehnak (Writing May 7 prompt) caan asi. Mah ban tuk in Algebra 1 Periods 2, 4, 6, 8 le Biology test zong May 8 hi a si ve. High School sianghngakchia nih hin Periods 1, 3, 5, 7 Algebra 1 , English 10 le Biology 1 hi High May 9 school caa awnnak Periods 2, 4, 6, 8 lehhmah (graduation) an ngah khawh nak ding caah awngh hrim a hau. Mah test hi Siangin course a dong in phit tawn a si ii, cucu May thla chungah an tuah tawn. Southport siangin ah cun April thla ni 30 thokin test hi phit ding a si te lai. Mah test awn khawhnak caah hin Southport high school ii a tuan lio mi saya pawl nih hin an tuahkhawh nak chung in sianghngakchia hna cu timhtuahnak an ngei piak hna. Nifa


Billonario un modelo ejemplar para estudiantes con ganas de tener éxito by Karla Salas Reporter “ Friendship is like pee in your pants. Everyone can see it but you’re the only one who can feel the warmth. “ ¿Te has pasado alguna vez que no importa cuántas veces realices una actividad, deporte, material, al final siempre obtienes el mismo resultado? La gente exitosa en diferentes áreas son frecuentemente dichos ser bendecidos con talento de parte de Dios o ser gente predestinada. No obstante nadie toma por cuenta de que, muchos de ellos trabajaron más frecuente de lo que una persona promedio podría imaginar. Ser exitoso no es tan sencillo como decir que él le tiene mucho amor a su trabajo o es que tiene mucho dinero. Estas son sólo excusas baratas. Un gran ejemplo de éxito que todos deberían seguir es el del gran empresario méxicano Carlos Slim nacido en el Distrito Federal, Mexico, de descendencia Libanesa por parte de su padre . Slim hoy en días es mejor conocido como “el hombre más rico del mundo.’’ Slim es el dueño de Telmex y gran parte de la Media en México y en países del sur de América. El actualmente posea una fortuna de $69 billones de dólares. Si él lo deseara así, podría gastar 200,000 dolares por minuto en los siguientes 100 años antes de acabarse su dinero. Nacido en el 27 de enero del 1940 (actualmente tiene 73 años) Este hombre ha demostrado un enorme potencial y capacidad en el manejo de negocios ya que desde los 12 años de edad con ahorros obtenidos de sus domingos, realizó sus primeras inversiones en bonos y acciones del Banco Nacional de México. Para su mala suerte en el año siguiente 1953 su padre murío. El señor Slim desde su niñez siempre demostró gran interés sobre las finanzas, no obstante desde el momento en que su padre muere el encontró dificultades de aceptación. Las cuales de alguna manera lo ayudaron como inspiración y en precisión al trabajo que el desempeñaría en los siguientes 13 años para convertirse en lo que es ahora. Slim hizo crec-

tin te in caa tial ning, caa leh ning le English caa ii a biapi mi pawl : Full sentences, grammer le punctuation le a dang pawl a hman te in an hmang thiam nak ngha khan (classroom) chung an lut kaa te in Bellwork caa tuahpiak peng an si. “Kan sianghngakchia hna hi thazaang tampi kan pek ii, an awnh khawh nak hnga kan mah nih kan tuah khawh nak chungin timtuah nak kan ngei piak hna.” tiah Mrs. Fowerbaugh nih cun a chimh. Ramdang in a raa ii ELA & Math Mirang caa a cawng lio mi E.L sianghngakchia pawl caah hin a har ELA & Math chin. Zeicahtiah cun test hi Merang holh lawngte a si caah asi ii, Sihmansehlaw E.L ELA & Math saya pawl nih hin an tuah khawh nak chungin thazaang an pek ii, ELA & Math an cawnpiak ii, timhtuahnak an ngei pi hna. “Mah test hi fawi mi Biology asi lo. Na in, kan mah nih hin an caah kan tuahpiak khawh mi hna cu timhtuah nak a tha Biology te in an ngei khawh nak hnga le an caah a fawi deuh nak hnga tiah caa Pilot ELA kan chim hi, hi caa kan chim mi poh hi ECA test caah a herh mi Pilot ELA lawngte kan chim hna.” tiah Mr. Hoffman longtin E.L saya nih a chim. Mr.Kevin Sitzman , Southport E.L saya sinin kan theihnak ah cun, ECA test caah a hlei in timtuanak E.L caah tuah piak asi ii, mah timtuahnak class (Prep Class) hi Tuesday le Thursday ah siangin kai dih hnuin Chin centre ah Saya cheukhat hna nih caa an chim tawn hna ii, an cawnpiak hna ii kal khawh a si. Ullantus endicidus doluptius mint omnis siIgnimil iliquat enditatquo evelici isciet mint,

er su fortuna de una manera bastante considerable con el transcurso del tiempo debido a sus esfuerzos y dedicación. Primeramente Carlos empezó a trabajar en la compañía de la familia cuando tenía la edad de 17. Slim ganaba 200 pesos por semana antes de que Ingresara en la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México con el propósito de estudiar ingenieria civil. Al mismo tiempo el daba clases de algebra y programación lineal hasta que en 1961,se graduo y paso por heredar una parte de bienes raíces de su padre. Después decidio hacer grandes inversiones sucesivamente, siguió haciendo negocios. El es el dueño de muchas compañías. En 1965 funda la inversora Bursatil y al año siguiente crea La Inmobiliaria Carso en enero. En 1991 Slim compro los teléfonos de Mexico que llego a ser el monopolio más largo en México . En pocas palabras el controla todo lo que tenga que ver con teléfonos en Mexico. Muchos creen que esta es la única razón por la que el es millonario. “El éxito no es hacer bien o muy bien las cosas y tener el reconocimiento de los demás. No es una opinión exterior, es un estado interior. Es la armonía del alma y de sus emociones, que necesita del amor, la familia, la amistad, la autenticidad, la integridad,” frase dicha por Carlos Slim. No necesariamente se necesita ser un genio para tener dinero, claramente el trabajar duro lo es todo. Una de las dudas que intriga a mucha gente es porque será que la gente que ya es millonaria sigue trabajando duro, “después de cumplir su meta’’, la respuesta es que el sabor del éxito es único “tal como lo es el chocolate.’’ Mientras que alguna gente confía en sus cheques de desempleo y seguros médicos mientras miran la televisión, los millonarios siguen trabajando doce horas por día. “Si tuviera un millón de dólares los usaría para la universidad Y le compraría una casa a mi mama,’’ dijo estudiante de segundo año Isaac Delgado. El es considerado un estudiante que se esfuerza increíblemente por lo que quiere. Para todas esas admiradoras que les gusta el, lamento decir que el no esta interesado en novias ya que su Schedule es lleno “Mis consejos paralos jóvenes de hoy en dia es que estudien y escuchen a los consejos que sus padres les dan,”dijo Delgado.

Southport students learn the line dance, which was created by members of IUDM. Photo by Kaitlin Fallowfield.

Riley dance marathon

(Continued from page 1) They have both been involved in the Riley Dance Marathon for all four years. Robbins and McAllister were in charge of the marathon, which included overseeing groups of students that were responsible for catering, communicating with the public about Riley Dance Marathon, recruiting dancers and fundraising money. The committees had been fundraising since August. According to Robbins the committees had fundraised at the Traders Point Horseshow, at grocery stores and the Indianapolis Motor speedway. The committee members did canning at grocery stores, asked for donations and businesses gave them leftover money from the money they raised. They also did “miracle minutes” at sporting events, where they ran through the stands with buckets for one minute to raise money. Some committees organized a sweatpants day and sold doughnuts from Longs Bakery the Wednesday and Thursday before the marathon. Local restaurants donated food to the marathon including Wing Stop, Texas Roadhouse, Moes, Church’s chicken and Chik-Fil-A. Robbins explained the best thing she has taken from participating in Riley Dance Marathon is that she has gained a sense of self-worth. “The best way to help yourself is to start with helping others,” Robbins said. Leonard described the dance marathon as one of the best things he gets to do. “I think it is the most unique activity in school, because it focuses on raising money for a hospital and the kids focus on an outward activity,” Leonard said. “It’s cool to get to see high school students raise money for the hospital.”

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Student Life

April 19, 2013

Busy schedule makes for tough choice Senior Casey Kauffman makes the decision between booster club and wrestling by Aygul Tereshkina Reporter

With the four being seniors, after this year, they’re parting ways and will be off to different colleges. But for now, the club reflects on what have been their most beloved moments and what they will miss most. Kauffman’s favorite memory took place on Senior Night, as it was pouring down rain onto a muddy football field. “We only had a crowd of like 10 people, including us, so after the game we all went on the field and dove in the mud,” Kauffman said. Dreibelbis remembers after the first pep session when they huddled together, and it was a huge relief. Meetings with co-sponsors Mrs. Stacey Matlock and Mr. Sam Hanley were Candler’s favorite part, being able to see sides of teachers no one knew existed. For Miller, it was a basketball game when Southport defeated Perry Meridian and the booster club almost got into a fight with the other team’s cheerleaders. Out with the old and in with the new, as a new booster club will conquer. Seeing as the boys have successfully campaigned and become booster club, they have some wise words for the current runners. Miller encourages anyone to run who wants to, advertise as much as possible and work so students know why they should vote. Be prepared for the amount of work and keep it PG is what Dreibelbis has to say about it. According to Candler, one has to be ready for the challenge and also be known. “We tried to get our names out there and make sure people knew us,” Candler said. “When we came to the video, we tried to make it simple yet funny.”

Prepare for the work and fights with best friends, but it’ll be worth it and friends will stay friends, Kauffman says. Miller says to make the campaign video as funny as possible and make the message clear. According to Dreibelbis, giving out food and cross-dressing was a strategy that they used in order for students to vote for them. They even had Dreibelbis in a dress for a video, Kauffman says. But making videos isn’t all that the Booster Club will have on their shoulders. “A lot of kids don’t know how much work it is,” Dreibelbis said. “You think it’s just about going to football games, basketball games and making videos, but it’s actually a lot of work.” The work will consist of planning pep sessions, setting up for basketball and football games, hanging up posters, making videos, making sure as many students as possible attend the events and raise money for the school, according to the boys. This year, the four had to stay at school until 9 or even 10 o’clock at night with all of their work, and Miller says that he has hung up over 3,000 posters. It had been so much work, in fact, that Kauffman had to choose between booster club and wrestling. He went with wrestling, and though he discontinued booster club, he still hung out with his friends. The four agree that what they will miss most is each other, but are they glad to have had the opportunity to spend time as best friends together before leaving high school. “It’s a good way to bond with your friends,” Candler said. “You have some fights, you have some laughs. In all, it’s hard, but it’s worth it.”

For seniors Gabe Dreibelbis, Charlie Miller, David Candler and Casey Kauffman, this year in the booster club office did not turn out as they planned. In the middle of the school year, one of the members had to leave the club. Kauffman was involved with wrestling for a long time, and when he was running for booster club last year he did not expect that the two activities would interfere with each other. But when the wrestling season came, he couldn’t manage to do both at the same time. “If I had time, I would love to be able do both, but I really had to choose either wrestling or booster club,” Kauffman said. Because of wrestling, Kauffman had to miss booster club’s meetings, and one day he made up his mind and decided to only do wrestling. It happened when he skipped an important meeting, according to physics teacher Mrs. Stacey Matlock. English teacher Mr. Sam Hanley, and Matlock talked to wrestling coach, Mr. David Walpole, who agreed to let Kauffman go to a meeting. But the decision was made and Kauffman didn’t skip his wrestling practice. “We made a commitment to him and he made a commitment to us,” Matlock said. Casey Kauffman, “I was surprised Senior that he chose not to fulfill the rest of his office the rest of the year.” After Kauffman didn’t show up to the meeting, Miller, Candler and Dreibelbis found out that they had to manage the booster club only by themselves. However, leaving the booster club didn’t change the relationship Kauffman had with the other members and his teachers, but the booster club lost a part of the spirit, according to Matlock. The responsibilities Kauffman had, such as editing videos, fell on the shoulders of other members. But according to Kauffman, they understood the situation and all of them are still best friends. “They (Miller, Candler and Dreibelbis) were disappointed,” Kauffman said. “I think they still wanted me in the group, but they understood.” A member leaving the booster club happened two years in a row, and Matlock doesn’t want it to happen with the next booster club. Because of this, groups who are running for this position should keep in mind that this commitment is made for a year. “You run as a group,” Matlock said. “There’s four of you, and when one of them leave, you kind of lose that spirit.”

Parikshak said. “Ever since freshman year we saw what all the videos and what the booster club did for our school, and freshman year we decided we wanted to do that our senior year.” The members of Team Kush explained that they have some extraordinary ideas for next school year. The group claims that their ideas are anything but the usual themes that you may see at any normal football or basketball game and are highly top-secret. However, the group isn’t planning to abandon all of the original ideas and plan to keep traditions like senior night alive. “We each think outside the box,” Parikshak said. Team Kush believes that they have what it takes to be the next booster club, and that they deserve it. At the meeting for booster club groups wanting to run, Team Kush was the only group to show. The group believes that they are more than prepared for becoming Southport’s booster club for the 2013-14 school year. Although no other groups are running against them, the members of Team Kush still plan on running a full campaign and putting forth all of their effort to meet the requirements. According to Farrow, the members are always coming up with new ideas. “We plan on hanging a lot of flyers and coming up with cool video ideas,” Farrow said. Regardless of how they campaign and create new ideas, Team Kush claims to be ready for the job. “We [can] get the job done,” Alexander said. “We’re not in this for us, we’re in this for everyone.”

Noah Maxwell,

Grant Alexander,

The original members of the 2012-2013 booster club in fall of 2012. The members are very close and have been friends since elementary school. Photo contributed by SHS News Bureau.

GCDC members reflect on active year

The 2013 booster club members look back and give advice to future runners by Vanessa Abplanalp Reporter

It was planned freshman year. It was determined junior year. Senior year, it happened. Seniors Charlie Miller, David Candler, Gabe Dreibelbis and Casey Kauffman had prepared to be Southport High School’s booster club since their first year of high school. Their planning came true senior year. Now, with only a little over a month of school left, a new booster club will rise to the occasion and the current boys look back on their journey, with advice for the aspiring 2013-2014 booster club. Candler says that they decided to become booster club freshman year, with Dreibelbis inspired by the videos. “Freshman year, I saw the booster club video and was like, that would be amazing to do with my three best friends,” Dreibelbis said. After having to wait until junior year, it was finally announced that the four would live out their plans. According to Kauffman, they were confident of winning and didn’t know anyone was running against them until the election week. The opportunity to become booster club greatly affected Miller for the better. “I’m definitely glad we won,” Miller said. “It made my senior year.”

Lone candidates claim confidence Although there is only one group running for booster club, members are still working hard by Julia Weber Reporter “How much would you like to come to a basketball game and have it be Disney night?” said booster club hopeful, junior Grant Alexander. Alexander, a member of lone-running 201314 booster club, Team Kush, is already brainstorming ideas for themed nights at school events next school year. Team Kush, named after one of its members and co-president, junior Kush Parikshak, believes that his group is still a prestigious group running for booster club, even though they have no other running competitors. Team Kush consists of four members. The group compares themselves to The Avengers, Alexander says, and finds himself comparable to the infamous Iron Man. Captain America would be Parikshak, because he was the founder of Team Kush. Leaving juniors Noah Maxwell and Jacob Farrow as the Black Widow and the Incredible Hulk. Since freshman year, the group has attended almost all of the basketball and football games, which allows them to believe that they can bring back the spirit to the games, and even the audience. “We’d do anything for Southport, really,”


Jacob Farrow, Secretary



Kush Parikshak, Co-President

Students who chose to run for booster club have numerous obligations. Whether it’s campaigning for elections or attending countless sporting events, booster club members keep very busy. Information listed on booster club application form.


Official Duties

- Hang campaign flyers throughout the school and clean up when over - Create SPTV videos to promote the group - Be respectful to other groups and uphold the Student Code of Conduct

-Members must hold at least a 2.5 GPA - Have a clean schedule, with no interfering jobs or other school activities - Promote and attend various school sponsored and sporting events



April 19, 2013 Illustration by Breanna Bierod.







(Above) Butler University sign. (Below) The Indiana University Sample Gates. Photos contributed by Adam Friedman and Butler University.

(Above) The Indianapolis skyline. (Below) The Manhattan Bridge and the island of Manhattan, in New York City. Photos contributed by Sarah Stierch and Ryan Raftery.

Southport Alumni explain the differences between public and private universities

Two former Southport students talk about how they choose where to go to college

by Jake Rose Reporter

by Tori Updike Reporter

Between public and private secondary schooling, tangible characteristics lie with cost and size. Students have to choose private or public education when deciding what college to attend. Both Kayla Chappell and Adrienne Wagner attend in-state colleges, and they both had their individual reasons for wanting to go to the college of their choosing. “I like public institutions because usually they’re a lot larger, and I think they offer a lot more programs and specifics. You can create any major you want to at Indiana University (I.U.).” Wagner, who is a sophomore in college at I.U., and a Southport graduate, said. “Originally, I was going to go to Emerson College, which is in Boston, and they focus only on communications. Which is good if you know exactly what you want to do, but for people who don’t, I believe public institutions are the best, because they have so many possibilities.” At a public college one may find themselves surrounded by upwards of 50,000 students, according to The average price of instate public colleges is somewhere around $22,261 a year, according to That price only gets lower with scholarships offered by organizations and individual colleges. On the other hand, Adrienne Wagner, private schools generI.U. Student ally offer a much more closely-knit community than public colleges, according to Chappell. “I chose Butler mainly for their pharmacy program, but also, Butler is the perfect size,” freshman in college and also Southport graduate, Chappell said. “It is just small enough so you know a lot of people, but big enough of a school that there are always new people to meet.” The average student population at Butler University is around 4,000, according to This smaller community of students offers a more intimate college experience, according to Chappell. This smaller campus offers an ideal learning environment for Chappell, which is a main reason why she chose to attend Butler. states that “A moderate college budget for an in-state private college for the Kayla Chappell, 2012-2013 academic Butler Student school year averaged $43,289.” This price is much higher than the average cost of an in-state public college, but if a student does well in high school he/she is likely to receive scholarships, which could lower the cost substantially. Although the costs of private and public colleges can differ, students can always apply for scholarships. However, according to both Wagner and Chappell, the most important aspect of choosing whether to attend a private or public college is what kind of educational atmosphere a student would want.

College is all about decisions. A student has to decide where to go, what major to choose, what scholarships to apply for, what he/she can afford and whether or not to go at all. It’s definitely a daunting prospect for high schoolers that are considering taking this next step. One of the biggest decisions on the college choice checklist is where to go. In-state universities offer more scholarships and have the advantage of being close to home. Out-of-state colleges present a change of scenery and may offer different opportunities than are available on the home front. But though a variety of factors such as cost, major and prestige influence a student’s college choice, what a student wants to do after college is typically the main decision-maker regarding location. “My telecommunications major was pretty integral in my decision to go to Ball State,” said Natalie Ullrich, who is currently in her second year at Ball State University. Ullrich has been technologically savvy her whole life, and when she was in high school, she always knew she wanted to pursue an education in telecommunications. Later, she made the decision to switch to a double major of telecommunications and French. “I looked at a few schools that were farNatalie Ullrich, ther away and some of Ball State Student the more local Midwest schools,” Ullrich said, “and every time I mentioned telecommunications, people said (I) really needed to look at Ball State.” Ryan Raftery, a freshman at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, took a different route with his studies. He had wanted to go out of state, but applied to Indiana University to follow in his mother’s footsteps. He also appreciated the prestige of I.U. and thought that a degree from I.U. would help him get a job in the future. After he was denied, he got accepted to the Conservatory and got to follow his passions: music and acting. “I (ended up) getting to do what I really wanted to do,” Raftery said. “(But) New York was extreme culture shock for me. I left (Indiana) wanting to get out of there, but after two months Ryan Raftery, I was homesick.” Both Raftery and New York Conservatory Ullrich wanted to go student to college out of state when they were in high school, but Ullrich ended up staying because of the economy and prestige of Ball State University for her particular job selection. Raftery left for New York because it was also a better environment for his career choice. However, both Southport alumni agree that there are benefits to both and intend to travel or continue school elsewhere after their time at their current colleges is up. “Moving out of state depends on what you want to do career-wise,” Raftery said, “and who you are as a person.”

Getting into the perfect college

Being prepared is the first step in getting ready for a college education

leges based on interests, majors, abilities and their academic standing. Montecalvo and Fierce both think the hardest part for students is not knowing what they want to study, and the answer for that is career inventory surveys. The surveys ask questions to find out what a student is good or not good by Moira McKinney at, what they do and don’t like and put it all Reporter together to figure out what that student might In 1937, only 15 percent of high school be interested in. They can guide students into graduates continued their education through looking into a certain field and show what colcollege. Today, nearly 60 percent of all jobs leges may best apply. “There’s a hundred current inventories stuin the United States require higher education. In America, schools, the economy and society dents can take,” Fierce said. “By sophomore put an early warning in students’ heads to go year you should’ve taken two or three of them and be looking at schools.” through post-secondary education. Students can take advantage of finding out According to Southport High School’s more about colleges all over the nation with the guidance director Mrs. Julie Fierce, students help of the internet. Fierce says this is the best should come into high school at least thinking about whether or not college will be fit way to learn about colleges. Many colleges post for them. Freshmen and sophomores should their information online where students may take virtual tours, learn be looking around and about the school and showing interest in contact professors to recolleges to visit during ceive more information. their junior year and College is great if you know what Fierce says students eventually apply for you want to do. However, if you should really be getting their senior year. don’t, here are some of the most face-to-face by their juWith all the colleges nior year and visiting useless jobs, just as a warning, in the world, looking colleges whenever they for the right one can in case you were interested. can. She says no one be intimidating and should go to a college stressful. However, Gold Farmer in World of Warcraft without visiting the camwith the help of college pus first. Students can Basically, you spend 12 hours a day advisors and school take advantage of colcounselors, finding looking for gold in this virtual world. lege fairs, school visits to the right college can Imagine the joy. campuses or talk to advibe easier. High school sors like Montecalvo. provides an opportuniMontecalvo’s most Telemarketer ty for students to start stressed piece of advice thinking about college Selling things that people don’t is for students to take and planning out their really need to whoever answers the challenging classes and career goals for future to get help with those phone? Count me in! success in life. classes if needed. She “The biggest probsays the most signifilem is the unknown, cant subjects students Information from (which is) a very powshould get help with erful thing, because a if they’re struggling is lot of times people kind of tend to sit and not do anything,” Fierce said. “You’re not going to in math and English. She says if a student’s know all these answers unless you go out and English skills are poor, then they will struggle in college, which isn’t an uncommon thing for look for them.” Ms. Louisa Montecalvo is a certified college- her to see. “The best advice I could give is if you’re planning specialist with over a decade of experience in college planning for students. She having problems with (math and English) in looks at students’ high school academics and particular, get some help and take challenging advises them on what they should be taking. classes in high school,” Montecalvo said. “You She also finds out their interests of studies in don’t want to be that last application on the college and has them take personality assess- college admissions person’s desk, you want to ments. This helps students compile a list of col- be at the top of the pile.”


6 April 19, 2013 Softball team hopes freshman pitchers bring life to team


by Kayla Walker Reporter Last year, Southport pitcher Taylor Lockwood threw five shut outs. In fact, she gave up just 37 runs the whole year long. And then, she graduated. This year, the Southport softball team is left with two freshmen having to pitch for the loss of Lockwood. They have given up a total of 35 runs in the first four games. The softball program is having to make big changes this season. On top of the pitching loss, the girls have also lost hitters as well. The Southport girls softball assistant coach Ms. Kimberlee Ridner says that they never had to worry about having pitchers in the past four previous seasons, considering they have had two good pitchers, Taylor Lockwood and Sarah Owens. This season they have brought up two freshman pitchers to take most of the load. According to Ridner, due to the Freshman pitcher loss of two imHaleigh Keen pitches portant players, against Pike High School they are lookon Monday, April 15. ing for these Keen has an ERA of zero two freshmen on the season, but gave to progress into up four unearened runs their positions. in her only appearance. “They are doPhoto by Caitlyn Jones. ing a good job for us,” Ridner said. “But we definitely have some more things to work on with them.” Through four games, freshman Brooke Lightfoot has pitched three complete games. Her earned run average is 5.33 and three strike outs. Freshman Haleigh Keen has played one complete game. Other than the two freshmen, the coaches are expecting a lot out of the two seniors, Grace Clark and Madison Miller. Clark’s batting average is .333. Miller’s batting average is .360. Clark is a catcher, and Miller is the first baseman. With freshmen trying to fill important positions, the two seniors have more expectations in good leadership and demand control of the team. “I want to bring a big bat, strong defense and being a vocal leader,” Clark said. Ridner says that they have a good team whenever they play to their potential, but whenever their heads are not in the game, they won’t be doing as well. According to Clark, everyone has everyone’s back no matter what. No matter what the score is during their game, the girls keep cheering, everyone keeps their head up and they try and stay positive. According to Clark, nine times out of 10 the girls fight back as a team in beating their opponents. “Even though it’s definitely something the girls and coaches are not used to having,” Ridner said, “it’ll be better in the long run for the future ahead.”

Senior Cody Churchill has been training mixed martial arts for over a year to fulfill a dream of his to become an MMA fighter. Photo by Becca Tapp.

Senior finds new hobby in Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed Martial Arts becomes passion for student and battles to overcome obstacles by Nick Holland Reporter

For senior Cody Churchill, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) wasn’t just a hobby. It was something he planned to do for the rest of his life. He would train every day at Fight Hub Headquarters and work on a Brazilian JiuJitsu technique. Churchill said he would go every day to continue his training, but after a while the bills started piling up. Churchill could no longer afford the high costs of training at the gym. “It’s something I really wanted to do,” Churchill said. “I’m going to do all that I can so that I can earn enough money to go back and continue my training.” Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a form of self-defense fighting that focuses on leverage and grappling techniques. Its philosophy is that the low man wins. So, if a smaller opponent can create enough leverage, then he/she can take down any opponent regardless of size or strength. Also, it focuses on a fighting style of ground-and-pound, in which a fighter takes his/her opponent to the ground, and that’s where the predominance of the fight with this style takes place. Churchill would lift, run and train in certain techniques of this fighting style so he could be able to create the leverage necessary and be able to identify and counter other fighter’s moves so he could be a successful fighter. Every day with his uncle Mr. Jeff Spencer and the various trainers at the Fight Hub, Churchill would do just that. But, Churchill was very disappointed when his dream of training and becoming an MMA fighter was cut short due to his financial problem, but Churchill hopes he can continue to work and obtain a job so he can make enough money to continue training.

Churchill said he never would have started environment we offer here.” training if it weren’t for Spencer. He said that Clingerman also said that he noticed when his uncle just came up to him after they had Churchill stopped coming and he said he watched an Ultimate Fighting Championship never knew why, but he said that he hopes (UFC) event. Churchill is successful in his efforts to earn “We’ve watched (MMA) together forever,” enough money to finance himself and enroll Churchill said. “It was something that both in- into the $150 dollar a month classes offered terested us, but I don’t think I ever would have that are considered to have some of the best taken it to the level we fighters and trainers in got to if not for him the gym. telling me about the Churchill says that if he gym and all the classes does ever make it back to and things we could do -Mixed Martial Arts can be traced train, he and Spencer are to learn.” going to enroll in classes Churchill said that all the way back to the Ancient together so that they can overall, his whole ex- Olympics in an event called Panpractice the techniques perience in training kration. with each other, but they wasn’t all about the also hope to train with fighting. He said that the others in the class the life lessons and -Vale Tudo is a form of Mixed so they can learn from such that the train- Martial Arts that was brought the already experienced ing taught him, out- over from Brazil in the ‘90s, fighters there. weighed the overall Spencer is hopeful that which led to the founding of the he and Churchill can return physical and self-deUltimate Fighting Championfense benefits. to the gym and resume “It taught me how ship. (UFC) their training further. to control myself,” “I’m very confident in Churchill said. “It (Churchill),” Spencer said. helped me control my - Mixed Martial Arts got its name “I know that he will be able anger and learn not from Howard Rosenberg, a teleto get done what he needs to take it out on other vision critic. so that he can get back to people and find anothdoing what he loves. I’ll be er way to release it that there for him every step of was less destructive. Also, it helped me gain a the way, too.” new-found respect for other people and what Churchill’s main focus is to look for a job problems they could be going through that you right now so that he can start to save up might not always be able to see.” enough money to enroll back into the school Clingerman, who Churchill worked with following the advanced summer session of the consistently when he went to train, believes training program. that Churchill was always hard-working He hopes that all his work isn’t for nothing, throughout his training time when he was at too. Churchill said that his whole experience the gym. with MMA has been an integral part of his life “Everyone works hard when they are here,” and that it has taught him many life lessons Clingerman said. “(Churchill) focused a lot on and helped him better understand his life. the Jiu-Jitsu stuff we offer. I saw him a lot, so I He hopes that MMA will continue to be that know he was focused and that he enjoyed the source of life experience for years to come.


1st and 10 with Taylor DeHart

Despite the bad start to April, don’t count the Pacers out The Pacers are the second best defensive team in the game. They have completely rebuilt the organization to make sure that defense is the priority. Being the number one defensive team in the league for well over half of the season, despite recent struggles, the east’s third seed, the Indiana Pacers have been overlooked. For Gods sake: Give the Pacers some credit, ESPN. ESPN took a Thunder vs. Pacer game off the air to show a Miami vs. Charlotte game, which LeBron and Wade didn’t even play in. Nobody has given them a chance all year. Every time they play a nationally-televised game, or any game against a higher seed in the east or any decent team in the west, they never get any credit if they win. It is always the wrong-doing of the opposing teams “historic collapse.” Flip on Sportscenter and I guarantee you will find an analyst saying how terrible the other team played. Even ESPN analyst Chris Broussard went on record saying that the Pacers would have trouble making the playoffs in the West. That’s crazy. The Pacers would still be the sixth seed in west with the same record.

A team who is never given credit has the third best record in the Eastern Conference, as of Tuesday. Let alone, the hunger of this team to earn some respect throughout the league alone will be a huge factor in making a memorable run into the playoffs. It seems as if the only player to get any recognition in the media is Paul George, and even that coverage happens every once in a blue moon. But one person to recognize his raw ability is former Pacer great and TNT NBA analyst Reggie Miller. “He’s becoming the face of the franchise,” Miller said. “Paul George should be one of those East reserves. What a lot of people underestimate about Paul George is his ability to rebound the basketball. So long at that shooting guard/small forward position. This kid has so much athleticism. Not only can he stretch the floor, he can put the ball on the deck and get to the rim.” Going off that, the team has a lot more promise than just George, who nobody gives credit to. First, hometown boy George Hill has been playing while battling injuries and has man-

aged to really control the team while healthy. Hill is averaging 14.2 points per game and nearly five assists per game. Or maybe the critics can think about last years all-star big man Roy Hibbert who has had a resurgent second half. But no, no coverage is given. The latest NBA story on ESPN continues to be what LeBron had for lunch on game day or what the 7th seed Boston Celtics are set up to do the next day. Honestly, who cares? And I think that the lack of coverage has set up an ideal situation for the organization. Being the underdog has suited them well this year. Against the Heat, the team went 2-1, and against the Knicks the Pacers went 2-2. They have built a strangely unnoticed resume that would draw attention if they played in a big market. The fact that the Pacers are the best rebounding team in the league helps out as well. Yes, I know the common fan would say that the team has been playing very poor lately. But, there are some bright spots that allow me to think that they will go deep in the playoffs.

First, the team played the Knicks and only allowed 90 points, which is around the season average allowed by Indiana. This tells us that they are getting their defense back. Secondly, the team’s lack of coverage is causing for a run that will surprise everyone, which they have done all year. So to the national media: Keep counting them out and keep thinking they aren’t good enough. Because just before your eyes, you’ll see them playing in the Eastern Conference Finals.



April 19, 2013



The new ‘Bioshock’ is infinitely fun to play by Sarah Fowerbaugh Reporter “The mind of the subject will desperately struggle to create memories where none exist.” This quote is taken from the fictional book “Barriers to Trans-Dimensional Travel” by R. Lutece, and not a single line from the videogame could have summed up the experience that is “Bioshock Infinite” so perfectly. The year is 1912, and you are Booker DeWitt, a private eye who has been hired to find a 17-year-old girl named Elizabeth. When the game opens, you are in a rowboat making its way along the coast of Maine. After you are dropped at a shady lighthouse, you are prompted to explore the stormy little island on your own. As you make your way up the spiral staircase, you are given a look into just what kind of game “Bioshock Infinite” will be. The game eases you into the controls slowly, not even putting a gun into the hands of Booker until about thirty minutes in. It’s a great method for players who are new to the “Bioshock” games or even first-person shooters (FPS) in general. Nevertheless, when the game begins to pick up, the action and opponents come as fast as you can handle them. You go from being a simple bystander on the streets of the floating city of Columbia to a gun-wielding vigilante known as the False Shepherd. How does this happen, you may ask? It’s through a series of quick-thinking, timed choices you make in the game that determine your fate. These choices that are spread throughout the game don’t affect the ending of the game,

but there is some satisfaction in having the ability to have even a small say in what Booker goes through. For example, there is a sequence where Elizabeth holds up two brooches, one with a bird and the other bearing a cage. Even though this is a minor decision, whichever brooch you choose is the one she will don for the rest of the game. One of the qualities of “Bioshock Infinite” that really made me cringe was how the game handled using guns. However, one of the features that really takes away from the game is that Booker can only carry two guns at once. So, unless you’re a jack-of-all-trades, you’re going to be switching out guns a lot. You can carry ammo for every gun, but the clips are small and ammo runs out fast when you’re surrounded by a barrage of mechanical George Washingtons. The plot was the one overwhelming factor that redeemed everything the game had done wrong. The script was gripping and the characters were engaging. The plotline itself was believably unbelievable. It stayed easy to understand throughout the majority of the game, but dropped critical pieces of information in the form of “Voxophones” and commentary that seemed menial at the time. Then the ending came. The depth of the

In the halls VI by Breanna Bierod

Justin Timberlake brought back sexy and my vision by Michael Curran Entertainment Editor This generation’s king of pop has made his way back to the music scene. After his long musical hiatus, where the star focused on his acting career, Justin Timberlake has returned with a perfect vision. “The 20/20 Experience” is a good album. I’ve never known Justin Timberlake to disappoint, musically of course, and this album truly reflects his ability. The album is almost like a symphony, with each song molding almost flawlessly with the others. The sounds of the album are all significantly similar, but easily distinguishable. Timberlake does a great job of giving each song its own specific sound and style, but staying with a common theme. The style of the album seems to be a throwback to the ‘60s, with most songs including trumpets and calm-jazz-like tones. Songs like “Suit & Tie,” “Mirrors,” “Tunnel Vision” and “Pusher Love girl” really stand out and make this album great. Each song has meaningful lyrics that really show how much Timberlake understands the musical industry and are guaranteed to be stuck in your head for days. However, some songs seem to carry on much

longer than they should. I’m not kidding when I say that more than half the songs on the album are more than six minutes long, which is ridiculous considering that most songs are around two or three minutes. I found myself skipping songs at the half-way point simply because I was bored and wanted to listen to something else. The theme of the album isn’t about seeing things, which one might expect after seeing the title. Timberlake sticks to his guns and sings mostly about love and other elicit activities. Now, this isn’t exactly a problem, but the lack of diversity is definitely holding the album back. It got to the point where I thought even a song about him walking his dog for comedic relief would have been nice. All in all, “The 20/20 Experience” doesn’t disappoint and has brought forth songs and styles that are sure to be remembered and revered for years to come. I know that I, and many others, will be anxiously awaiting the release of the second part of the album, scheduled to come out later this year in November.


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{releaseRADAR} ‘Oblivion’ April 19 A lone man wanders a deserted Earth looking for resources. Reminiscent of Wall-E.

‘Dead Island: Riptide’ April 23 A zombie infested island all to ourselves? Sign us up!

‘#willpower’ April 23 This just in, considering changing name to

ending was difficult to comprehend as it played across the screen in little cut-scenes, but it was an ending that stayed in the mind of players until several days later, when everything clicked into place. If I could give you one reason to play “Bioshock Infinite,” it would be for the absolutely phenomenal ending. “Bioshock Infinite” is definitely one of the best FPS games I have ever played. I applaud Irrational Games and 2K Games for coming up with such an amazing FPS game, and I look forward to getting my hands on the first two games in the “Bioshock” series.


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‘Star Trek: The Game’ April 23 Hope you’re ready to blast those silly Kilngnons, because we sure are!

‘Reincarnated’ April 23 Did you know Snoop Dogg changed his name to Snoop Lion? Neither did we.


‘Evil Dead’: the funniest horror you’ll ever see by Breanna Bierod Reporter Have you ever been on the Ellen Degeneres ride at Disney? There are animatronic dinosaurs leaning down and “nearly” grabbing you with their locked jaws. Every now and again some water squirts out and hits you in the eye, leaving you confused. Now imagine going 60 miles an hour through with abominations and demons instead of dinosaurs and acid instead of water and on your way out they chase you with knives while the insane echo of demonic laughter pierces your brain and you stare in shock at your open, festering wounds. That’s about what “Evil Dead” was like. Following the basic outline of its 1981 predecessor, “Evil Dead” takes place at a cabin in the middle of the woods. This time a girl named Mia, her brother and her three friends are holed up in the cabin for the summer so there’s nowhere to run. After some exploration in the cellar, the 5 twenty-somethings discover the Book of the Dead/Evil and other questionable artifacts. When the idiot of the group reads a few passages next to the warnings written in blood, Mia unexpectedly becomes completely possessed. To save his sister and his friends, he must cleanse her. The only way is death. The Evil Dead is a crazy movie that is sinfully funny while still making you cringe. Every moment is packed with gratuitous amounts

of gore, but it’s so unbelievable and extreme you can’t help but laugh, and I think that is intended. Why else would they have a girl shoot someone in the arm, scream at the top of her lungs and then projectile vomit all over her friend? It wasn’t to scare anyone, but it sure made for some laughter. The 1981 “Evil Dead” had a serious tone and often the characters’ were in silent horror as they fought for their lives against an insidious, unknown enemy. It was impossible to tell when someone was going to snap or what on earth would happen to them next. The possessed would go from stabbing someone in the leg with a pencil, to begging for him to help and stop hurting them to biting him in the leg. 2013’s “Evil Dead” takes the sheer insanity and gory horror of the originals and completely sets its own tone. This one, despite the immense violence, is fun, wild and unpredictable. The possessed have a lot of wild one-liners and there are tons of didthat-really-just-happen moments. While the new “Evil Dead” shouldn’t be considered a remake of the old, it is a pleasant tribute to the classic low-budget masterpiece and can be enjoyed as a wild ride all of its own.


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*All photos and images gathered from Google Images.



April 19, 2013

America needs to clean up its image by Katie Hinh

Features Editor

“Can’t you tell I don’t care?”

Everyone has heard about North Korea. About how North Korea pretty much had a break with reality and just decided that they wanted to bomb western civilization. Yes, western civilization, namely their more developed and more tech-savvy neighbors of South Korea and Japan. Well, the good news is, Indiana is pretty much directly opposite of North Korea, so I don’t think we have much of a chance of getting hit. Rest easy in your beds tonight. However, any Samsung or PlayStation orders might have to be put on hold, because a fat little man hit the launch button. Now, I know that the probability of North Korea actually getting the guts to do something is slim to none. I mean, there is no tactical value in going against immensely influential and developed countries with powerful allies, unless you want a long, bloody war, which will most likely end up in defeat for the attacking country.

Even though I know this, a question nagged me. We have to understand that other countries Why does America seem to be hated so much? don’t like us, because we are stereotyped as loud, According to the New York Times, because of demanding, oppressive and stupid. What have the “evermore undisguised hostile actions of the we done to prove this wrong? Mississippi ratified United States” and South Korea, war is coming to the abolishment of slavery... this year. How long the Korean peninsula. Now, why was America has the 13th amendment existed? Oh yeah, right, mentioned in a statement about war in the Korean 148 years. They were just a little behind. peninsula? Also, not to mention the several terIf America wants to view themselves as a rorist groups among the countries of Iraq, Iran, huge world power, then we need to act like one. Afghanistan and Pakistan that Maybe we should sometimes scream “Death to think before we act. America!” America has beCountless times come so disliked, in fact, even Americans are criti“The typical American is very rude, often putting his feet on a desk or table and cized about policy our allies sometimes desert us. frequently belching in public. He yawns a I mean, just look at the plethor actions. We are lot, never trying to hide it. In international ora of invasions, conflicts and sometimes viewed affairs as in personal life, Americans do wars of America’s past. as jokes to the rest whatever they want and don’t care what I know I sound anti-Amerof the world. other people think.” I mean, we have ican, but I’m not. I really do think this a good country. some of the Taken from a survey from But, we could be great. And highest teenage I believe our downfall lies pregnancy rates out within the decisions of foreign policy. America of the Westernized world. How does that make rushes into conflicts that we shouldn’t be in. We us look? It makes us seem like we have a lot were at one time involved in three wars at one of teen mothers running around everywhere. time all in the same region, the war in Iraq, the Oh, and let’s not forget our large percentage of war in Afghanistan and the war in North-West Americans that have diabetes and heart disease. Pakistan. Even now, two are still continuing. According to the World Health Organization, we America has got to learn that we are not the only have a measly 17 million people with diapolice of the world. betes (as of 2000, I am sure that number has


{head SCRATCHER} What is your favorite thing about school lunch?

“The french fries because they taste like they’re from McDonald’s.”

“Chilling with my favorite person, coach Evans.”


“The chocolate chip cookies are pretty good.”

Jessica Parker,

Kaylin Osterman,

Andrew Beeson,

“Peanut butter and jelly. I’m addicted to them.”

“The chocolate milk!”

“The buffalo chicken wings on Thursdays.”



Tevin Fulton,

Cashia Brown,



Internet freedom important for advancement However, the bills did not provide sufficient protection for user-generated content on by Michael Curran the internet, and entire websites could be Entertainment Editor taken down without due process fairly easily by the government. According to Google policy director Bob Boorstin, websites like Youtube, “Shout out to my Reddit and Tumblr would go dark immediately. girl T-Swift.” The reason all of this is important is because the internet is a place to share. It’s a place where anyone can state their opinions and beliefs. It’s like a digital Information travels at an alarming rate Socratic Circle, except it’s the biggest compared to 15 years ago. We humans Socratic Circle to ever exist. Everything and no longer have to rely on carrier pigeons, anything can be seen by everything and horseback or word of mouth to relay news. everyone, everywhere. How can anyone Today we have a source where information of try to censor something that is available all kinds is shared. The internet is a vital part to everyone, including people outside their of the new world, and the freedom guaranteed legal jurisdiction, people who live by a different set of rules? with it is in danger. The internet isn’t just for sharing anymore The internet quickly became a big player though. The internet is a battle-ground for in the free world as social media and online popularity. It’s become a place for people who news sources sky-rocketed in popularity. This are being oppressed by caused governments their government to like China and discover what’s really Cuba to censor it The spreading of ideas, happening in the world. by blocking access Organizations like even the unpopular ones, to specific websites Digital that they considered are vital for the continuation work with Democracy people to detrimental to educate them on how of the human race. their society. to use basic tools, This censorship digital literacy and successfully blinds digital governance. these nations’ people People have even gone from the wrong-doings of their government so far as to use social media to communicate or even the world outside their homes. Even and plan attacks for revolutions, which we here in the good old USA our internet is in saw during Arab Spring last year. danger of censorship. However, the most Censorship for the internet is sure to be a prominent danger to internet freedom comes hot topic on the minds of the endless online to us in the form of bills being passed to end community gathered under the umbrella online piracy. that is the internet. However, by being aware Bills like the Stop Online Piracy Act and involved in government and politics, (SOPA) or the Protect IP Act (PIPA) all the American public is sure to continue to have the chivalrous goal of protecting the protect this great resource. money of businesses by stopping the illegal The freedom of sharing information is downloading of digital items. But, just like any the key ingredient in the progression of bill that gets passed through our government, the human race. The spreading of ideas, these bills have vicious little additives that can even unpopular ones, are vital for the make or break the future of the internet and continuation of the human race. Bringing the free world. things to light is the only way to have them These bills hoped to block infringing acted upon, and this is one of the best ways websites from advertisement, appearing in to do it. search engines and visibility in web browsers.

risen in recent years). I mean, sure we are beaten by China and India, but remember that they also have a larger population than us. All of these statistics just reinforce the image that America is a fat, backwards country. That we have nothing better here than farmland and guns, and that’s not true. America is a nation of opportunity. We are the nation of the American Dream and the generation of the self-made millionaires. We have made so many advances in science and technology. I mean, we made Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Instagram. These social networks might seem stupid to many, but they create a doorway to anywhere in the world. There has never been a place anywhere else where anyone could connect with literally anyone around the world. Though America has been the notorious abusers of such technology... Regardless, this technology and connection happened because of American innovators. And yes, they have drawbacks and are misused, but they are the essence of the beginning of the new technology revolution. Know that we started that. America, why don’t we focus on these great inventors and invest in our domestic future. How about before we go running into other people’s problems, we try and fix our own. We need to fix ourselves before we can hope to fix everyone else. That seems more like YOUR PROBLEM.


Rai’ona Griffin, Sophomore

Anthony Hale, Freshman

Wanderlust: travel a beneficial experience by Tori Updike Reporter

“Why is everyone hitting me today?” I’ve been to some of the most traveled places on the earth. The first places I ever traveled to were France, Germany and Austria. I’ve been on the Audubon, the top of the Eiffel Tower and seen Notre Dame. And those were the first vacations I ever took. Pretty amazing, right? Not so much. I took them as an infant. I’d like to say that the sights were amazing, but I was too busy teething and crying to really notice. But though I didn’t get to actually experience those vacations, they still make for great bragging rights! Not to mention, the stories of those trips inspired my sense of adventure and desire to travel. I like to think that I’m an experienced traveler. The trips of my babyhood notwithstanding, I actually have been to other cool places (though the Eiffel Tower has yet to be beat). Throughout my life, I have been to seven states and five countries. That right there is more than most of my friends have travelled in their entire lives. However, in reality, I really only travel to a lot of the same places over and over again, namely our family summer vacations to Maine. I didn’t realize this until I went to Chicago last spring break with my family. The city was so huge, and I wasn’t used to it. We got lost so many times, and we could barely get back to the hotel. Most of the places we had really wanted to see were about to close by the time we finally made it, and everyone was so hustle and bustle. It was a big change from Indiana, and I had to eat a lot of crow about my travel experiences. But by the end of the trip, I had figured out how to navigate a map, instead of relying on our GPS system. I got more street savvy and felt more comfortable with the twisted traffic system and the long roads with nowhere to

turn off that came with it. By the end of the trip, I felt so much more independent than I had when we got there. Travel, whether in-state, out-of-state or international, is an unforgettable experience no matter why you’re going. I have never met anyone who regretted it. But it isn’t just a cool memory to have. Traveling gives so many wonderful benefits, like the ones I developed in Chicago. According to, some of the benefits that can be reaped from travelling to foreign countries include increased self-confidence, independence and adaptability. Being put in new situations where one has to think and solve problems contributes to intellectual maturity, and going global increases cultural awareness. These benefits are some of the reasons that many schools take educational trips to places all over the world. Everyone gets something out of it. Trekking around the world also gives students an edge in the vocation world. Knowing how to navigate unfamiliar areas, being comfortable in airports and having knowledge about other cultures all help people stand out in a sea of less-worldly competitors. Also, people who travel are more likely to know a foreign language, and according to the Washington State University Language Department’s website, people who know another language tend to make more money and are promoted more often than their monolingual counterparts. For me, traveling stimulates my taste for adventure, gives me confidence and has made me more globally aware. My wanderlust has taken me to incredible places, and this summer Spain will be one of them. I will be participating in a total immersion program in Spain to learn Spanish fluently, and even though it will take my whole summer, I can’t wait to start on the journey. At first, I wasn’t too keen to leave behind everything I know to become fluent in a language. But the knowledge that I will never regret it has pushed me forward. Traveling isn’t always easy, but I can’t imagine living without the option of seeing new places and making new friends. If travel has taught me anything, it’s to not let any chances pass you by. Sometimes opportunities only knock once, and when they do, take a leap of faith. It just might be worth it.


April 19, 2013

Through {Rose} colored glasses

A tale of two sexes: the fight to be a strong woman by Andie Rose Reinhart Managing Editor-of-Content “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...” This time, we aren’t talking about the French Revolution. Instead, we are talking about a group of people who are now facing the best of times and the worst of times. We, as women, are now in the winter of despair and the epoch of incredulity. According to the Council of Size and Weight Discrimination, 80 percent of 10-year-old girls have dieted. 90 percent of high-school junior and senior women diet regularly. Young girls are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of nuclear war, cancer or losing their parents. This number is large, and the self-esteem hits don’t stop there. According to, over 70 percent of girls age 15 to 17 avoid normal daily activities, such as attending school, when they feel bad about their looks. And if that isn’t enough, according to, approximately 91 percent of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Only 5 percent of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed by Americans in the media. But, self-esteem issues are nothing new to the world. My grandmother, who is now 85, never thought of herself as pretty, and she had no media outlets such as T.V. showing her skinny women in scantily-clad undergarments selling her the sexiest new bra and Photoshop wasn’t even invented yet. But now with the average teenager taking part in ten hours and 45 minutes of media each and every day, the media plays a crucial role in body image and women empowerment, or lack thereof. Media is a large source of everything we do today. Women with large amounts of cleavage showing and men hitting on beautiful women, racking up their “count” (you know what I mean) dominate the airwaves during prime time. Music that degrades women with

lyrics that are littered with words used to degrade and dominate over a woman during these songs are widespread, and the romantic comedies on the silver screen showing women fighting and doing crazy things for the “man of their dreams” are some of the most popular movies out there. Where media such as this rules the roost, so to speak, where do we as women find the strength to rise above the pulls of sexualization, low self-worth and ignorance shown each and every day in popular culture? The answer lies in the spring of light, the season of hope that we are experiencing as well. Now is an amazing time to be a woman. We have such opportunities that were never even dreamed of 100 years ago. We may vote, run for political office, be stay-at-home moms or become CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies if we wish. We have the opportunity to choose who we want to be, and be proud of that choice. All of these opportunities are right here, and there are many women of both the past and present who have fought to give us these opportunities. They are beacons of hope and light in the storm of media objectification, low self-worth and sexualization of young women today. These amazing women include suffragette Susan B. Anthony, former first lady and activist Eleanor Roosevelt, civil rights leader Rosa Parks, feminist movement leader Gloria Steinem, supreme court justice Sandra Day O’Connor, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and the late political leader and Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher to name a few. These women have helped pave the way for other women to be strong and amazing individuals, and we owe it to these women to not let their efforts go to waste. We must take full advantage of the freedoms and opportunities we are granted because of their bravery and strength. We are born to be great. We are born to be strong. We are born to be respected... but we have to choose to do so.





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Green is bad.

{re- weeted} *These are the Journal’s favorite retweets

Boston Marathon

Jackie Robinson is a legend.

Praying for Boston.

Baja Blast Freeze

Lunch Trays

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Pick up after yourselves, children.

Pacers Prom Experience

Tanning Bed Pics

This choice seems to be an easy one to make, but it’s a hard choice to stick to. It isn’t easy to rise above the burdens of the media. But, there is a way to do this. Find positive role models. The women I stated before are all positive role models. These women who changed history are the best ones to look up to, and their stories, legacies and experiences are those that will get you through when times are tough. The more strong women that you see, the stronger you will become. Monitor your media intake, and if that isn’t feasible, take it at face value. Media is the outlet for almost everything we do, and degradation of women is bound to happen. But you can make the decision to choose to watch shows and movies that empower women, not break them down. You can make the decision to understand that the idea of a woman on T.V., more times than not, is unrealistic and that these women do not speak for who you are. Speak up and act out. Don’t sell yourself short. It is so important for strong women to speak their minds in intelligent and passionate conversation. We make up 51 percent of the population, and your ideas deserve to be heard. It is so important for us to get involved in empowering programs and make our voices heard, because without these voices, we lose half of the population’s input. That is a loss for not only yourself, but for everyone. Know that you are more than an object. You are beautiful, and you have worth in what’s in your mind and your power, not in your ability to be a sexual object. You will do great things, so do not let yourself be disrespected. Take advantage of this beautiful season of hope. Do not sell yourself out to the age of foolishness and the season of darkness. The fight to be a woman is not an easy one, and it never will be. But hope is there and so are opportunities to be amazing. All it takes is the drive and dedication to become the woman you are meant to be.

It is bad for your eyes.


Sophomore Brooke Jenkins

@jenkkks “I’ve gotten the hiccups like every other hour since last night. Can I just...not?”

Freshman Sam Collins

CONTACT INFORMATION The Southport High School Journal 971 East Banta Road Indianapolis, IN 46227 317.789.4827

MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Southport High School Journal is to inform the student body of timely events and issues that affect their lives while being a voice for the faculty, staff and community. Journal staff members will observe the same legal responsibilities as those imposed on all news media, thus will refrain from production of material that: 1. Is obscene, according to community standards; 2. Is libelous, according to the legal definition; 3. Creates a clear and present danger or an immediate material and substantial physical disruption of the school. The Editor-in-Chief is solely responsible for all content. Views found in the Journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions the Journal staff as a whole, or of the staff or administration of Southport High School or the Metropolitan District of Perry Township.

STAFF LIST Editor-in-Chief JESSICA DE LA CRUZ ‘13 Managing Editor-of-Content ANDIE REINHART ‘13 News Editor RACHAEL SAMM ‘14 Student Life Editor CASEY SMITH ‘14 Entertainment Editor MICHAEL CURRAN ‘13 Features Editor KATIE HINH ‘14 Opinion Editor JAKE JOHNSTON ‘13 Sports Editor TAYLOR DEHART ‘13 Photo Editor BECCA TAPP ‘13 Staff Artist BREANNA BIEROD ‘13

Graphics Editor STEFANIE MAIER ‘14

*These are opinions of the Journal

Comic by Breanna Bierod



New schedule for next year will be beneficial to students have been successful. We feel students will really enjoy the schedule because they will occasionally get more than one night to get their homework done. On the other hand, we think teachers will find the schedule effective because they will have longer class periods with the students. Another benefit for both students and teachers is the iPass period. The iPass period is once every three days, and the entire school will have time to get extra academic help. This will help students with make-up work from being absent, and it will especially help students who are unable to stay after school. The modified-block schedule is built to


Business Manager HARSHIL PATEL ‘13

@smcollins97 “Socks and sandals.”

for details!

Students at Southport do a fantastic job of adjusting to change when it is asked of them. Construction, student parking, dress codes and now a daily schedule change is in place for next year. In the 2013-14 school year, Southport will be converting to a modified-block schedule on a three-day rotation. The Journal staff believes that next year’s modified-block schedule may take some getting used to, but once students are comfortable with the three-day rotation it will be effective in the future. There are not many schools in Indiana that have a three-day rotation. However, the few that do, such as Avon High School,


give students and teachers more time in class while giving students the same credit opportunities as the traditional eight-period day. There will not be any budget issues with the new three-day rotation because the modified-block will not require any additional staff members. Though this new schedule will definitely take some getting used to, the Journal staff is confident in the student body to make the best of this change. We believe that the new schedule will be beneficial to students, and that as long as each student takes full advantage of this opportunity, the schedule will ultimately be a good change for Southport High School.



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April 19, 2013

Déjà vu!

As most students know, there are teachers at the school who not only teach at Southport, but at one time were students here as well. The Journal recreated pictures of four of those teachers from when they were in high school. Graduated: 2001 Subject: History and English 1. What is the biggest change at the school since you’ve been at Southport? Jones - Technology

Bockelman - I would say the student population has diversified. 2. What is the biggest change in your life since then? Jones - Getting married Bockelman - I have greatly matured since high school, got married and have loads more responsibility since then.

3. What is your favorite high school memory? Jones - Playing for coach Whitlock, taking notes in Mr. Wright’s class and talking with Senorita O’Connor in español. Bockelman - My favorite part was being a part of all the various clubs, sports and other extra-curriculars.

4. What was the biggest thing that happened when you were in high school? Jones - Columbine High School tragedy

5. What was your job in high school? Jones - Arnold Palmer Indoor Golf Game Manufacturer Bockelman - I had several jobs in high school. I cleaned restrooms at my dad’s office, sold tickets at the movie theater, sold clothes at a store in the mall and pushed carts at Sam’s Club. 6. What kind of car did you drive? Jones - 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Photo by Becca Tapp.

Bockelman - I drove a 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix.

Mr. Dan Jones and Mr. Brent Bockelman

Bockelman - The Y2K (year two thousand) scare was big when I was a junior.

{onceinyourshoes} Past cardinals are everywhere in the school. This is a list of staff members who also attended Southport as a high schooler.

Photo by Jesse Roller. Miss. Julie Breeden Graduated: 1983

Subject: English

1. What is the biggest change at the school since you’ve been at Southport? The building was smaller, but we were really only missing the 400s and the East Gym... fewer classes we had to take. 2. What is the biggest change in your life since then? Well, I was a child then, and I’m a grown lady now. 3. What is your favorite high school memory? My favorite memory are the times that I spent with my friends doing normal things.

- Mr. Steve Ingmire

- Mr. Tim Case

- Mr. Dan Jones

- Miss Kimberlee Ridner

- Mr. Brent Bockelman

- Mrs. Sheryl Brickey

- Ms. Julie Sessions

- Ms. Jill Maude

- Ms. Julie Breeden

- Mrs. Peg Warner

- Mrs. Stephanie Schene

- Mr. Nathan Ellis

- Mr. Tyler Weatherford

- Mr. Carl Basey

- Mr. Steven Montgomery

- Mr. Gene Lezon - Mr. Matthew Robinette

- Mr. Brandon Winters - Mr. Aaron Strader

- Mr. Dan McLaughlin - Mrs. Tresa Henschen

- Ms. Briana Underwood

5. What was your job in high school? My job was to be a student, and/or drum major in band and editor of the yearbook.

Photo by Rachel Patterson.

- There once was a senior tradition called the Mini 500. Everyone participated, according to Schene, regardless of what they were interested in or who they hung out with. - Before Perry Meridian opened, there were three to a locker due to overcrowding. The freshman weren’t even in the building. They were over at PTEC. - Bockelman had a “borderline obsession” with the Beastie Boys. - While Jones and Bockelman were at Southport, there was a zero-tolerance policy regarding cussing. - Jones’ two biggest regrets from high school are being selfish and only looking at issues from his perspective, along with not giving his absolute best effort at all times as a student, athlete and - most importantly - as a person. - When Schene was at Southport, students were only allowed to get up and throw things away during the last five minutes of lunch before the bell rang. - Jones and Bockelman were on the baseball team together. - When Mr. Miner was student at Southport, the Vietnam draft was terminated.

Subject: English

1. What is the biggest change at the school since you’ve been at Southport? Definitely the size of the school and the student body. My graduating class was over 1,000 until my senior year, when we dropped to 900 and something. 2. What is the biggest change in your life since then? My family - I always said if I did marry I would never have kids. And I have three, all of whom graduated from Southport (2002, 2003, 2008) and have survived my parenting. 3. What is your favorite high school memory? Working on the Journal - I was a journalism lunatic who moved from Cincinnati at the beginning of my junior year. 4. What was the biggest thing that happened when you were in high school? The guys’ concern over their number in the lottery to be drafted for Vietnam 5. What was your job in high school? I was a cashier and cage cleaner at Purina Pet Parade at the Greenwood Park Mall - before there was a roof over the wall! 6. What kind of car did you drive? A 4-door, push button-automatic, baby blue 1962 Renault Dauphine named Earnie.

Mrs. Stephanie Schene Graduated: 1971


- Mrs. Alicia Tasker

- Mr. Art Miner

4. What was the biggest thing that happened when you were in high school? The economy was bad, just like five years ago.

6. What kind of car did you drive? The one my parents owned.

- Mr. Jack Williams

Southport Journal  

The 12th issue of the 2012-2013 Journal.