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Ready or Not
It had to happen sometime; Prioryâ€™s extra long vacation has finally ended.
Jack Ciapciak, â€™11 STUCO President
Welcome back to Priory! It's that time of year again. Time to start waking up early and being productive on a regular basis, or at least pretending to be. It's time we officially begin the 2010-2011 school year. Although Summer seems to have gone by as fast as a Zach Weiss movement, I am ready to start the new school year. This year, Priory was lucky enough to start later than most schools in our area. I don't
know about all of you, but those extra few weeks of summer helped me prepare for my return to school. To all of our new students and teachers, welcome to the Priory community! We are happy to have you, and we look forward to getting to know you. Priory welcomes many new teachers this year: Dr. Parviz Bashirzadeh, Ms. Linda Shore, Ms. Kayce Swigelson, Mr. Andrew Wenger, Dr. Pinpin Yu, and Priory alumnus Mr. Michael Nickolai. This school year there will be a few changes at Priory. Dr. Kilcullen has been promoted to the new
position of Dean of Faculty, and has moved his office into the High School. As you may have noticed, Mr. Mulvihill has moved his office out of the high school and into the Junior School. Fr. Linus has returned and, in addition to teaching, is now Assistant Headmaster. Fr. Dominic has also returned, and will be teaching in the theology department. Over the past month, I have been up here at Priory on a regular basis with my fellow senior student council members organizing our office and preparing for the school year. We have a (Continued on last page)
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The Record Staff Editor in Chief:
Kevin Hess ’11
Jon Gower, ’11 Sam Sagartz, ’11
Mr. Matthew L. Barrett
In this issue...
Zach Weiss, ’11 Editorial Writer
David Taiclet, ’11
Kevin Hess, ’11 David Taiclet, ’11 Jon Gower, ’11 Sam Sagartz, ’11 Mr. Jacob Martin, ’11 Zach Weiss, ’11 Jack Ciapciak, ’11 Kyle Hill, ’11 Gustavo Sanchez, ’11 Peter jochens, ’11
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When Hollywood wants to influence public opinion, they make issues movies. Whether those movies are celebrated classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, or that one by Ang Lee most of us would like to forget (I wish I could quit [referencing] you!), they get nominated every Oscar season without fail; sometimes even stealing Oscars away from a touching comeback performance so the pompous windbag who does win can pontificate about California’s Proposition 8 (I’m still a little bitter about that one). However, when I heard that The Kids Are All Right was an issues movie and that it was getting good reviews, I decided to put my prejudices aside and go see it. I was glad I did. The film was very well acted, with Julianne Moore and Annette Bening in the lead roles as two lesbians who conceived with the help of a sperm donor, and a strong supporting performance by Mark Ruffalo as the donor himself, who comes into contact with the family when the kids want to meet their “father.” In the beginning the movie is very funny, capitalizing on the awkward moments everyone
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experiences growing up (and a few they may not have), and the amused shock that comes when the kids collectively refer to their parents as “moms.” Director Lisa Cholodenko tries to give a realistic portrait of a modern family, and she does so, warts and all. The film also has a surprisingly broad appeal. Aside from the particulars, the plot would have made just as much sense with a straight couple as with a lesbian one. In fact, if Annette Bening’s character had been an infertile man, the writers would have only had to change the jokes. As the name suggests, the kids are alright, with Joni and Laser (yes, those are their names) behaving better than their friends, who are presumably raised in a conventional family. This is, I think, Cholodenko’s point. From a modern viewpoint, a homosexual couple raising children needn’t be all that shocking. Whether or not one should accept the modern worldview Cholodenko seems to revel in is another matter entirely. While I don’t have a rating system in place, I’d say this one’s worth your time. Message aside, it’s very well done. My only caveat is that this movie is rated R for a reason, so I don’t want to see any of you seventh graders sneaking out to go see it (that means you, Andrew Erker!) . And since this is an issues movie, expect Oscar nominations for Julianne Moore and Annette Bening. Expect a win too.
Grinds My Gears Mr. Jacob Martin, ’11 Editorial Writer
Does anyone know what really grinds my gears these days? No. They do not. That’s one of the benefits of being me; I know, and it’s my job, nay, duty, to let the world know what exactly it is that can cause my gears to be ground so thoroughly. Today, gentlemen, that thing is glass. “Eerily similar to ice,” one may say, and, “Jacob, didn’t you already get angry about ice?” I proclaim a resounding, “No, I got angry at water. What? Shut up! It’s different!” Why glass? For six days now I have been confined to my house. As we all know, one of the defining characteristics of this glass that I used to know and love is that it’s transparent. It acts as a shield between humanity and the outside world. Unfortunately, the locust keeping me inside does not know that. It sees
must be penetrated so that it can destroy my crops (I keep crops in my kitchen). There is no shame in being confined to an area by this locust. Ordinary locusts, yes, if ordinary locusts scare you, you should be ashamed of yourself and also ridiculed by me. However, if it’s this locust, let me assure you, there’s no shame. It’s, I swear, like, four inches long. It’s been buzzing into my window for, what did I say, like six days now. I’m not quite sure how, but I’m pretty sure it said, “kill,” the other day and it did write some pretty graphic threats on my wall in blood. I know what you’re thinking, but I assure you this is the fault of the glass. This raving death-locust needs to get through my glass just because it’s there. True, the glass may technically be offering me protection from this buzzing perfidus (See Aeneid, book 4), but it’s also providing it with incentive. It’s giving the locust a motive. Also, like half my bedroom is windows and it’s really starting to get warm, so, that’s annoying.
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Football Preview David Taiclet, ’11 Layout Editor
The Rebels 2010 football season gets underway Friday, August 27 against the Windsor Owls. The Rebels are looking very good after a tough couple weeks of two-adays. We look to many first time varsity starters to lead the Rebels this year after graduating so many quality players from last year’s team. The offense looks very young but very promising. Only Francis Cassidy is returning on the o-line, but Brett Moen, Matt Keating, Matt Dowling, and John Houser are picking up right where last year’s seniors left off. Junior Seve Esparrago is the only skill player returning. David Taiclet, Adam Still, Colin Bruns, Nick Thompson, and Tony
Soccer Preview Kevin Hess, ’11 Editor in Chief
After falling just short of the state tournament last season, the Rebel soccer team looks to reclaim the ABC League Title and make a deep run into the state tournament. This may be the Rebels’ year as the senior leadership of four-year Varsity starter D o u g Brooking and his co-captain Jack Wegmann will combine with the talent of younger players like Sophomore Jeffy Hopson, making Priory soccer extremely talented and dangerous. The Rebels did suffer a major setback as last year’s leading scorer Junior Andrew Rhodes was forced to have offseason surgery on an ailing foot. Rhodes will
Cribbin look strong as they try to fill the shoes of a great group of seniors who graduated. The defense looked excellent at the Jamboree as no team was able to gain a yard against it. Colin Linkul and Peter Jochens are the leaders of the defense while Mark Mannino, Ray Bayer, Seve Esparrago, Hunter Salmon, and Brendan Thomas also play key roles. The Rebels will have to deal with the loss of junior stand-out Andrew Wright who tore his ACL on the second play of the Jamboree. His role will be filled by a rotation of Cassidy, Dowling, and Keating. The Rebels look to repeat the success of last year’s team but know that it won’t be easy. The two biggest games are against MICDS on October 2 at home, and Burroughs on October 30 at Burroughs. The Burroughs game is especially big because the winner could possibly be the District Champion and go into the playoffs with the momentum necessary to make a run.
Weekly Calendar Monday, 8/30 • School Resumes
Tuesday, 8/31 • Cross Country Kick off @ Quail Ridge Park 4:00 • Varsity Soccer vs Lutheran North 4:15 • JV Soccer vs Lutheran North 4:15
• Varsity Soccer vs Lutheran be out for at least the first five games of the South 4:15 season. While this is a huge blow for the Rebels, • JV Soccer @ Lutheran South 4:15 this year’s team is remarkably deep and capable. In the mean time, Priory will look to have a stonewall defense with the help of Juniors Andy Kopfensteiner and Kyle Martin. Your Rebels will have their home opener Friday, 9/3 this Tuesday (the 31st) against Lutheran North, closely followed by a game Thursday against ABC League competitors Lutheran South. Both games will be located at the Rebels’ brand new beautiful field located right next to the baseball field. This new field, lovingly called New Trafford by Saturday, 9/4 coaches and players (a play off Old Trafford, Manchester • Varsity Football @ Affton 7:00 United’s famous stadium), will be the home of most of the Rebel’s games • Cross Country Lutheran South Invitational 8:30am this season. As it is located right next to the gym, we hope to see all of you out to cheer on your Rebels in what promises to be an exciting and successful season!
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Cross Country Preview Kyle Hill, ’11 Sports Writer
For the Running Rebels, the cross country season began back in May as the school year drew to a close and the summer training schedule started up. Battling the excessive St. Louis summer heat and humidity, and the rather treacherous sidewalks of west county, runners put in their miles in preparation for the fall racing season. Junior Spencer King led the team, finishing with a remarkable grand total of 403 miles. He was followed closely by senior captains John Cole and Kyle Hill,
who tallied up 333 miles and 301 miles, respectively. Sophomore Brian Steiner also put up some impressive numbers, closing out the summer with 255 miles. Other notable team members were senior Nick D’Orazio with 175 miles and sophomore Ryan Donlin with 145 miles. Having paid their dues and completed the hardest part of their training, the runners are now setting their sights on the racing season. On Friday, August 20, the cross country team had its first time trial. Although the temperature was relatively cool, the humidity exceeded 75%, making breathing difficult for the warriors giving it their all on the Priory cross country course, whose sole reply to the unfavorable conditions was simply, “Bring it on.” Kyle Hill clocked in first with a time of 19:22, followed by Spencer King, who finished at 19:58.
Review of SB 1070 Gustavo Sanchez, ’11 Opinion Writer
While many in the Priory community, including myself, were trying to enjoy summer vacation, the Department of Justice had a very busy summer. As expected, on July 6th the Department of Justice filed its lawsuit against Jane Brewer and the state of Arizona concerning SB 1070. Their case was centered on the doctrine of preemption. Preemption is the premise that in some matters federal law always trumps state law. It is designed to keep the countries enforcement of things, like immigration, uniform. If each state were allowed to create its own laws on immigration then there would be a patchwork of potentially conflicting laws that would be counterproductive. On the 28th of July, one day before the law was scheduled to go into effect, Judge Susan Bolton granted a preliminary injunction and struck down key provisions of the Arizona law. She ruled that it is
unconstitutional for a state officer to attempt to determine the immigration status of a person who has been stopped, detained or arrested, or for the state to create a crime for the failure to carry “alien registration papers.” As of the 29th however, it is a crime in Arizona to transport or harbor an illegal immigrant. This portion of the law was basically rendered vestigial because an officer cannot prove someone is transporting an illegal immigrant without being able to determine someone’s immigration status. Although the ruling was for the most part against Arizona, this legal conflict is far from over. Before a ruling was given both the Department of Justice and Arizona knew that this case was going to go all the way to the Supreme Court. But, for now at least, Arizona’s attempt to terrorize the immigrants in its state is caught up in cogs of our judicial bureaucracy.
Nick D’Orazio, John Cole, and Ryan Donlin all brought it home shortly after Spencer. Although these results signal a promising season for the Priory cross country team, they continue to look for ways to make up for the loss of the graduating senior class and the early retirement of senior Niall Caparon. One such way will be taking on senior soccer star Doug Brooking for a number of races throughout the season. This season the Running Rebels look to qualify for state as a team for the second year in a row. In the meantime, keep an eye out for them on the Priory campus and the surrounding streets. Honked horns and rolled-down window shoutouts are welcomed.
First Day of School Schedule 8:05 A.M.
10:04-10:34 1st Period 10:38-11:08 2nd Period 11:12-11:42
11:42-12:39 Lunch 12:43-1:13
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Brett Favre Was Brett’s decision to return correct or should he have retired?
Jon Gower, ’11
Clay Swanger, ’12
#4 is back from his 3rd retirement. Brett Favre has decided to lead the Vikings on a playoff run again this year. I'm not a big personal fan of Favre, but who can blame him? After an open invitation by Vikings head coach Brad Childress and a legitimate ankle injury, Brett delayed his announcement until three teammates came down to influence his decision. They were completely open about their reason to come, and just told Brett that they would have more fun with him leading the team. While this was an unfortunate representation of the team for Tarvaris Jackson, it is obvious that the guys in the locker room trust their season to Favre. Not to mention the almost 1 million dollars a game that he will be making. Favre's season last year was one of his best of his whole career, with the fewest interceptions since his championship season in 1997. If Favre is really over his injury, the Vikings stand to gain 3 or 4 games with him starting, which puts them in the hunt for the Super Bowl. The Vikings did lose a few key players from last season to injuries and trades, which is going to make it a little tougher on Favre this year, but the team is counting on Favre’s experience and intelligent pocket movement to overcome those obstacles. At this point, Favre's decision to come back was good for him, but we will all see how well the decision works out for the Vikings as the season progresses. And now the headlines for next year will be much
Just when we all thought Brett Favre was finally going to call it quits due to injury, he reminded America why we just can’t stand him. Every offseason his only goals are to get all the attention and skip training camp. But he had us particularly fooled this off-season. After complaining about an ankle injury all summer, it is now obvious that retirement was never an option. Unfortunately for him, come week one when the Saints role in, he’s going to be hit left and right and have the ankle ruined again. Not to mention with Percy Harvin suffering from all kinds of things, and Sidney Rice out with a hip surgery, he won’t have nearly as many legitimate targets to throw to resulting in a drop off from last season. The Vikings didn’t help him out in the draft either. As the season looms on there are obvious worries about the relationship between Favre and Coach Brad Childress. If I were the Vikings, I wouldn’t want to take the risk. With their defense and running game I don’t think that Favre makes them that much better with a hurt ankle, maybe one or two games at most. I think that after you weigh all the distractions and outside things that are brought with him, it was a costly mistake to keep Favre around. It really is time for
catchier: "#4 for #4".
Brett Favre to call it quits.
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Cardinals Summer Update Sam Sagartz, ’11 Content Editor
As spirits begin to wear and injuries occur much more frequently, the Cardinals must face what is usually the toughest part of the season for any team: September. Still struggling to round out the rotation, it is a surprise that the Redbirds are only 2.5 games behind the rampaging Reds in the race for the NL Central title. For most of the summer, St. Louis and Cincinnati have see-sawed as leaders of the division. Both have been led offensively by their star first basemen: Albert Pujols and Joey Votto. Pujols (.319 average, 33 home runs, 92 RBI’s) and Votto (.322, 29, 86) are both Triple Crown threats and obviously the main contenders for the National League MVP Award. Although the
Rams Preview Peter Jochens, ’11 Sports Writer
The Rams went into the 2010 draft with several first round options. The two most prominent were Ndamukong Suh, an all-star defensive tackle out of Nebraska, and Sam Bradford, a Heisman winning quarterback out of Oklahoma. With Marc Bulger out of the picture, Spagnuolo made a bold decision drafting Bradford, who missed the majority of his last college season due to a shoulder injury. However, with 9-year veteran quarterback A.J. Feely to aid Bradford, the Rams feel confident about their choice. Also, safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, who was also plagued with a shoulder injury in his 2009 season, was re-signed to a five-year
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Cardinals basically have three aces with Wainwright, Garcia, and Carpenter, there have been numerous problems with the fourth and fifth spots. Looking to improve this, general manager John Mozeliak traded away Ryan Ludwick in a three-way deal and picked up a decent starter with Jake Westbrook. Lohse recently returned from the disabled list after receiving surgery on his forearm. After a dismal start against the Cubs, Kyle pitched fairly well against the Giants, giving up two runs in just over five innings. Where Brad (Continued on back page)
contract, and he will be expected to be a leader on the defense along with Chris Long at defensive end and linebacker James Laurinaitis. Running back Steven Jackson will no doubt be expected to be a force on offense, as well as 2009 first round draft pick offensive lineman Jason Smith, and wide receivers Danny Amendola and Laurent Robinson. The Rams picked up several good receivers, including Brandon Gibson who showed promise after he was traded to the (Continued on back page)
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The Love Den
Bromeo Editorial Writer
What's up Priory? This is Bromeo, and I'm going to be here this school year with my boy McLovin to help you with any and all lady troubles. I hope your summer was eventful and full of hunnies. Summer is the time of year where we can kick back and enjoy pool parties without the stress of school upon us. However, now that school has arrived and sports are beginning, it's time to forget about summer flings and start settling down with just one lady for a while. Trust me, you don't need the added stress of tons of ladies on top of everything else. So find a girl you can stand to be around and keep her around for a while. If your having trouble getting things going with one girl because of school, simply send a text now and then and let it develop into the late night phone calls. Trust me. This is a good idea, because homecoming will come up soon, and I promise that you will not want to be scrambling for a date. Anyway I hope to hear from you this year, and I will help as much as I can. Peace,
McLovin Editorial Writer
Welcome back Priory, it's McLovin here, and I am pumped for this new school year to begin. This Summer was a wild one, full of crazy parties and tons of beautiful girls. That is what Summer is about. That is what life is about. As school kicks into full gear, I don't want you all to get stressed and lose sight of that! Continue to have a good time throughout the school year. You can easily maintain good grades and a good social life. Don't think that since school has begun and there is less time to party that you must settle down with one girl. Two nights a week of partying should mean there are plenty of girls each weekend. Once Homecoming comes around, you should have tons of ladies willing to be your date. If you are ever stuck and don't know what to do, write Bromeo and me a letter at email@example.com so we can help you out and give you some great advice. That's what we are here for. Good luck this first week of school, and don't forget to party. McLovin.
Cards Update Cont’d Penny is in terms of his recovery is somewhat a mystery as there has not been a status update for over a month. Hopefully as the Cards try to take over the division lead, these pitching issues will be resolved. Certainly many things are going to have to improve in the next few weeks as they must face one of the hardest schedules in the majors. With a poor road record the next month is going to be very difficult as the Redbirds must play 22 out of their last 39 games on the road. However, with the help of the stellar rookies Jon Jay, who is hitting an impressive .361 and Jaime Garcia, who is having an incredible year with a 2.42 ERA, the Cardinals do have a chance to top the Reds in the standings at the end of the year. Matt Holliday is also having an impressive year after a poor start, as are Brendan Ryan and Yadier Molina. Hopefully the Redbirds will be able to sort out all their issues and make a run for the pennant as the season comes to an end. Note: All statistics, standings, and schedules are current as of Tuesday, August 24.
Rams Preview Cont’d Rams midway through the 2009 season, Mardy Gilyard, who was a threat at Cincinnati as both a wide receiver and kick returner, and Danario Alexander, who played at Mizzou and brings some size to the receiver core, standing 6’ 5”. Also, these receivers will be aided by a seemingly strong tight end position with Billy Bajema and Daniel Fells, both standing 6’ 4” and well over 250 lbs. Steven Jackson will hopefully be getting some rest with former Texas running back Chris Ogbonnaya now on the team. Needless to say, I am excited for the season, which kicks off at home against division rival the Arizona Cardinals, who have lost former Ram Kurt Warner to retirement.
Ready or NotCont’d great movie ready to be shown at our first assembly, and we have a junior school fan bus planned for September 24th to the Varsity Football game. We want this to be a fun and enjoyable year for everyone, and we are doing our best to make that happen! Good luck and best wishes for a great school year!
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