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! THE RECORD Dress Down Day Benefits Great Cause VOLUME XLIV ISSUE 13 DECEMBER 6, 2013 Editor In Chief! Andrew Cammon ‘14! Layout Editor! Lucas McGartland ‘14! Content Editors! Michael Herman ‘14! William O’Brien ‘14! Eric Stange ‘14! Faculty Moderator! Ms. Layton!

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By Cesar Azrak ‘16 Staff Writer

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By the middle of 2011, the first signs of violence of what would become the longest period of civil dissent of the Arab Spring had begun. By now, over 2 million Syrians have fled the wartorn country, and over 100,000 have been killed, 11,000 of which are children. Most cities have no phone or internet services. Food and fuel are scarce, and most cannot afford the healthcare to take care of their injuries. Unfortunately, Syrians have suffered extremely in the dreary situation. The desire for an end to the war is high, but no resolution to the struggle is in sight. Meanwhile, the effects of

the war are thrown on the shoulders of the Syrian population. It is in this utter darkness that the locally known “Blue Marists” of Aleppo, a branch of the Catholic Marist order, take their stand as a light for thousands of people. They provide food, clothing, shelter, and education for hundreds of families. Aleppo, the second-largest Syrian city (after Damascus, the nation’s capital), has been the site of major fighting between rebel and government forces, and its inhabitants have become used to falling asleep to the sounds of gunfire and shelling, vastly inflated prices, and a deteriorating economy as resources are denied entry to the city and factories are looted.

These Marists came to Syria over 100 years ago to teach the poor and minorities. Now, they take on the task of helping a people who could not survive without them, selflessly disregarding the persecution their fellow Christians have suffered during the course of the war. This group needs our support, and we will be supporting them in a project called the “Mountain Basket,” which provides food for the needy. More information on their work can be found in letters written by members of the group at www.maristsolidarity.net.au/ newsfeed/entry/letters-fromaleppo-syria-a-country-in-crisis.

Wrestling Starts Up By Cole Wagner ’14 STUCO Member-at-Large

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Wrestling season began with a strong start this last Tuesday, showing some great individual success despite several gaping holes in the lineup (someone really needs to show Kevin Schilling how to use scissors properly). Despite suffering a few unfortunate losses to the throws of the Brentwood team, Priory's wrestlers continued to dominate, and kept the pressure up into their next match, taking

only two close losses against Principia. This past Tuesday has shown a lot of things about the Priory wrestling team; particularly that they have a lot to look forward to. We saw some great things at Brentwood, from new talent to Taylor Boyce's supertakedown; the work is definitely starting to pay off. Come out to the next wrestling meet this week, Friday and Saturday, at John Burroughs to see Priory compete for glory and honor in the oldest sport of them all!

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again."


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Flunk!The Flying Monk: Jungle Energy Pt. 2 By Fr. Ralph, OSB Monk

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“Well, what’s the latest? Ungloom me, Glory,” said Flunk. “A firm in Minnesota has made a major breakthrough in its production technology and now plants are being made that can produce Ethanol at minimum water-cost from waste.” “What kind of waste?” asked Flunk. “Brewery waste for a start. Soft drink/soda recycling-plant waste for another. And what’s more within a few years these plants can be set up in different parts of the country to make use of the left-over/waste from the local agricultural communities. Citrus from Florida, potatoes from Idaho woodchip and pulp waste from Oregon and Washington State. And of course wherever there are breweries— and even flying monks drink beer regularly— there’ll be

brewery waste to convert.” “Well, old Glory, what’s on your mind for next year’s congress, since you seem to have it all worked out already?” said Flunk with a touch of excitement back in his voice. "This is how I see it.” said the Deaconness, “These breakthroughs on waste management and ethanol production are huge, Flunk, don’t get me wrong. But, like Carver suggested in the quote, we’ve got to think bigger and be better stewards of our agriculture, or energyculture if you like, at world level. We have to harvest jungle waste and, just as we reclaimed deserts where nothing grows we can start reclaiming parts of dense jungles in an orderly fashion for growing food.

Flunk, we really do have to learn to be better stewards of God’s good planet!” “So why Singapore?” asked Flunk. “Singapore is already a global hub in a tropical region. It’s also just a stone’s throw from Malaysia. In Malaysia most of the primary jungle is long gone. The jungle giants are trees of the past. Where they used to grow now grows a lush teeming supply of almost impenetrable vegetation. Because of the tropical climate it grows non-stop all year round. It is a ready feedstock for ethanol just waiting to be harvested. And as the harvest is achieved the ground will be ready for the growing of edible crops to feed hungry people.

Domesticating this kind of secondary jungle will be a world pilot-project and a kind of apprenticeship for becoming better, Carver-type farmers of the creator’s planet earth. We will be able to create crop-friendly areas of land from impenetrable jungle and at the same time create an ongoing access to energy that will gradually become affordable and, when p r o p e r l y m a n a g e d , i n e xhaustible.” “Gloria, you amaze me!” said Flunk, almost wordless in astonishment, “We’ve got the plan so lets get working and see if we can bring it off for September 2014.” They downed their coffee refills, finished their third croissants, and set off to start working on the pamphlets that they would need to sell their plan in the offices of the potentates who had been participants in the Cairo Congress.

he is capable of beating teams with his arm, but the Seahawks have the 2nd ranked defense overall and 1st against the pass. Their DBs will be more than capable of handling the 49ers receivers one-on-one. 27 - 13 Seahawks

games (hinting that they are a force to be reckoned with if they get home field advantage in the playoffs). It'll be interesting to see Drew Brees try and bounce back against the best defense in the NFL. With 8 consecutive wins, Carolina is the hottest team right now. Their running game is flowing, Cam Newton is making big plays, and their top-ranked defense is one of the best in franchise history. They are also the last team to beat the Saints at the dome, sweeping them in their season series last year. For me this pick is by far the toughest of the week. and even though the Saints, like the Seahawks, are undefeated at… continued on page 7

NFL Preview: Week 14 By Patrick Millburn ‘17 Staff Writer

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Seattle Seahawks (11-1) @ San Francisco 49ers (8-4) Peyton Manning is almost certainly going to be named the league MVP. It's common knowledge. What isn't common knowledge is who deserves to be second. The likes of Calvin Johnson, Drew Brees, Nick Foles (maybe), and Seahawks QB Russell Wilson would be worth a mention. If you had to pick a handful of defenses to stop Russell Wilson, wouldn't the 49ers be in that lot? A great secondary and two of the best linebackers in the league make up the core of the 3rd best defense in the NFL. Their passing

game, however, is not so topnotch. It has ranged from mediocre to awful over the course of this season but is showing some improvement. With the return of Michael Crabtree, the attention won't only be on Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis. On the other hand, the Seahawks are coming off a big win against the Saints. What was expected to be a highly competitive Monday Night Football game turned out to be a clinic on how to stop Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham. If you take a look at some of the 49ers losses this season (Panthers, Seahawks, Saints), they are against physical teams that limit San Francisco's yards on the ground. Kaepernick has shown

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Carolina Panthers (9-3) @ New Orleans Saints (9-3) Last week and this week are a big tell for New Orleans. After this game, we'll be able to see their true ability to compete against playoff teams. Last week they faced the Seahawks, the best team in the NFC. They only managed to put up 7 points against them, but it's understandable as the Seahawks are 13-0 in their last 13 home

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."!


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Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1. Jetty! 5. A bed on a ship! 10. Spar! 14. Lasso! 15. A drama set to music! 16. Carve in stone! 17. Ear-related! 18. Mediator! 20. Device! 22. Preordain! 23. Citrus drink! 24. French school! 25. Unfortunate! 32. Girlfriend (Spanish)! 33. Angers! 34. Clothe! 37. Rend! 38. Assail! 39. Early 20th-century art movement! 40. French for

"Summer"! 41. Objectives! 42. Poison! 43. Unworthy! 45. Sand bar! 49. Caviar! 50. Deluge! 53. Walks unsteadily! 57. Unmerited! 59. Found in some lotions! 60. Encounter! 61. A river through Paris! 62. Small island! 63. Combustible pile! 64. Canvas shelters! 65. Scallion!

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DOWN! 1. A formal high school dance! 2. Greek letter! 3. Sweeping story!

4. Reload! 5. Hood! 6. Type of sword! 7. Regulation (abbrev.)! 8. Stepped! 9. Despise! 10. Substantial! 11. Loft! 12. British biscuit! 13. Half of six! 19. Small islands! 21. Bright thought! 25. Unusual! 26. Send forth! 27. Donate! 28. Step! 29. Passageway! 30. Consecrate! 31. Permit! 34. Cab! 35. Norse god! 36. Mob! 38. French for

"Good"! 39. Fit together tightly! 41. Throats (archaic)! 42. Gait faster than a walk! 44. Wears away! 45. The base part of a tree! 46. Product of bees! 47. Law and _____! 48. Mountain crest! 51. Where a bird lives! 52. Tall woody plant! 53. Canvas dwelling! 54. If not! 55. Part in a play! 56. Search! 58. French for "Wine"

Riddles A man and his boss have the same parents, but are not siblings. How is this possible?

I am weightless, but you can see me. Put me in a bucket, and I'll make it lighter.

You throw away the outside, eat the inside, and throw away the inside.

What is so delicate that even mentioning it breaks it?

A man drops an egg onto the cement. The egg doesn't break after falling 3 feet. How could this be?

Why did the chicken cross the road?

"Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front."!


S P OR TS ! European Soccer Preview By Alexander Hill ‘15 & Michael Ricci ‘15 Staff Writers

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Arsenal vs. Everton The top-table Gunners take on fifth-place Everton this Sunday at the Emirates. Everton’s Lukaku is on a major scoring run with four goals in five league matches. Arsenal’s top scorers include Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud, each with three goals in the past five matches. Arsenal remains undefeated at home, while Everton has only won two of their past five away games. Because Lukaku is in such good form, it is safe to say that the Arsenal goalscorers and Lukaku are on equal footing. The key to victory for both teams lies in their defense. Arsenal’s Mertesacker and Koscielny form one of the top defensive partnerships in the Premiership. Baines and Jagielka form the backbone of the Everton defense, but with Baines on the wing, he may only be enough to stop deadly crosses into the middle and lock down the wing. Arsenal also has world-class keeper Wojciech Szczesny in goal for them, but Everton’s shot-stopper, American Tim Howard, is on equal footing with Szczesny. Arsenal’s midfield is in incredible form, led by Aaron Ramsey’s insane scoring ability. I predict a 2-1 win for the Gunners to remain atop the table.

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Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayer Leverkusen On Saturday, Dotmund takes on second-place Bayer Leverkusen at home. The critical difference between the two teams is Dortmund’s defense, or lack thereof. All of Dortmund’s back four are injured: Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer. Although Dortmund’s defense is crippled,

their attack is certainly not. Goalscorers Robert Lewandowski and Marco Reus should have little trouble netting a goal or two against Leverkusen. Leverkusen’s attack consists of Kiessling and Son, both of whom are more than capable of scoring on Dortmund’s shattered back line. I cannot see Dortmund pulling off a win on Saturday, so I predict a final score of 2-1.

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Southampton vs. Manchester City This weekend, the slumping Southampton Saints clash with the Manchester City Sky Blues. Southampton is coming of three straight loses, dropping from third to eighth in the standings. Manchester City has worked their way up into third place with three wins in a row. The Sky Blues look to ride off of the inform strike force of Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri to help them get the 3 points. Nasri lead the Sky Blues to a victory on December 1 scoring a brace against Swansea City, and he looks keen to do it again on Saturday. The reeling Saints look to reinvigorate their young midfield, especially their two goal scorers Jay Rodriguez and Adam Llana. This looks to be a high scoring affair with goals coming from both sides. Manchester City look to win this one 4-3.

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Newcastle vs. Manchester United Both Newcastle and Manchester United are coming into Saturday’s match riding off of two disappointing losses. Manchester United’s loss was much more disheartening (losing in the last 5 minutes of the game after controlling the possession thoughout the game). Loic Remy looks to lead Newcastle’s attack against the weary Man-

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chester United defense, hoping to take advantage of the lack of experience between the fullbacks and centrebacks. Manchester United has one of the most threatening offenses, when they are clicking. Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Danny Welbeck, and Shinji Kagawa all have the ability to take control of games and score goals when needed. My prediction is for the Star-Studded Red Devils of Manchester United to pull out the win, but it will not be easy and Newcastle have a very likely chance to pull out the win if they are able to take control of the tempo of the game. Manchester United 2 Newcastle United 1.

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Fiorentina V. AS Roma As Fiorentina comes off of a win in a 7-goal thriller with Verona, they look to keep up their stretch of form and hopefully give Roma their first loss of the season. Giuseppe Rossi, after making a return to Italian football, has made his voice heard leading the Serie A with 12 goals. Roma look to keep their unbeaten streak alive after coming close to losing it after 4 straight close draws. With the return of Juan Cuadrado, Fiorentina look to capitalize on Roma’s latest skid and cut short their unbeaten streak. Look for Giuseppe Rossi, Juan Cuadrado, and Borja Valero to have big games if Fiorentina is able to pull out the tough victory. While on the other side, “Il Capitano” (Francesco Totti) looks to lead his young Roma side back to victory and hopefully back to 1st place in the standings. This has the markings for a great match between two great teams. I predict this shootout to end 3-3, but it could go either way, the win is there for the taking.

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School Tip Setup your Priory email account on your phone or tablet so you need miss another important email. For help in doing this, visit the Technology Department in the library.

Clothing Drive The Junior School is hosting a clothing drive currently until Friday, December 20th. All donations will go to Catholic Charities Community Services Southside, a charity that helps immigrant and refugee communities in the area. Donations, accepted from any and all members of the Priory community, may be placed underneath the crucifix in the Junior School. Gently used clothes of any size, newborns through adults XXL, will be gratefully accepted. Shoes, boots, and bedding (sheets, blankets, towels, etc) of all types are also needed. Underwear, if donated, needs to be new and in the original packaging.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."!


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TV Talk: Walking Dead Midseason Finale

Host families are still needed for Irish exchange students! The boys arrive from Coláiste Ailigh School in Ireland on March 27 and depart for home on April 8.! ! Please call or write to Mr. O’Connell if you’d like more information about how you can host one, two, three or the whole kit and caboodle.  
 314.434.3690, ext. 122, koconnell@priory.org

Notice Fr. Michael presents the World Religions Series, a free series of presentations for all ages, from students to seniors.!

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Saint Anselm's Parish Center! 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.!

Saturday, Jan. 4! ! Introduction & Hinduism! Saturday, Jan. 11! ! Buddhism! Saturday, Jan. 18! ! Kundun*! Saturday, Jan. 25! ! Daoism & Confucianism! Saturday, Feb. 1! ! Zoroasterianism & The Axial ! ! Age! Saturday, Feb. 8! ! Judaism! Saturday, Feb. 15! ! The Message*! Saturday, Feb. 22! ! Islam! Saturday, March 1! ! 1947 - Earth* & Conclusion!

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* Full-length movie - begins at 1 p.m

Notice If you have a notice that you would like featured in The Record, s e n d a n e m a i l t o t h e p r i oryrecord@gmail.com and the one can be put in for the next week’s issue.

By Patrick Shanahan ’17 Staff Writer

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Warning! Spoilers ahead! The Walking Dead midseason finale: Season 4 of The Walking Dead has been a very interesting one. There have been many plot lines and threats to the group that are nontraditional to the show, the game, and the comics alike. The rise of a flu epidemic, a psychopath feeding walkers and allowing them into the prison, and a large section dedicated to a new telling of the Governor’s exploits following the first prison attack are all original and interesting. But there was no doubt in my mind throughout the entire season that the best part of the show was still to come. I was right. The midseason finale kicked off with our good old friend the Governor (David Morrissey) up to his usual tricks, this time manipulating Martinez’s (Jose Pablo Cantillo) former group. He successfully convinced everyone in the group that the people living inside the prison are horrible people and were the ones who destroyed Woodbury (when we all know it was the Governor himself who did this). He even went as far as to kidnap Herschel and Michonne (Scott Wilson and Danai Gurira) and use them as bait for Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his group. The Governor charges the prison with a tank, leaving girlfriend Lilly (Audrey Marie Anderson) and her daughter Meghan (Meyrick Murphy) alone at the camp, and requests that Rick hand over the prison otherwise Mitch (Kirk Acevedo) will destroy it and its inhabitants using the tank. Rick, being the reasonable man he is, offers that they try to live together in separate parts of the

prison. This speech is actually one of the highlights of the episode, as it offers great dialogue, as well as show off Rick’s vulnerability in this situation. Of course, the Governor (being way too far off the deep end) thinks Rick is lying and proceeds to lop off the head of conscience of the group, Herschel, using Michonne’s katana. This is possibly the most impactful part of the episode. Herschel had become a real leader of the group, particularly during the flu epidemic and offering advice to Rick and Glenn (Steven Yeun) when they needed it most. The final shot before Herschel was decapitated was also one of the saddest moments in the whole series. Herschel had a grin on his face as if he knew that it was his time, and the muted screams of Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Beth (Emily Kinney) as they watched their father’s demise was truly disheartening. Not only was there not going to be any more Spaghetti Tuesdays, but the group had lost their only real father figure and it showed in the faces of the people who witnessed it firsthand. While all this is happening Lilly is doing her best to watch over Meghan as they are left alone at the camp. Of course, in classic horror movie fashion, Lilly gets distracted briefly from Meghan’s “peanut butter sandwiches” (mud pies) by a far off walker who was drowning in the river, and a walker who busts out of the mud she was playing in eats Meghan. Lilly sprints her way to the Governor just after the final blow to Herschel, and he proceeds to shoot Meghan’s body in the head, apathetically. It is at this moment where all hell breaks loose. Gunfire erupts from both sides, bringing in hordes of walkers and many

extras lose their lives, making for the most epic battle in the show’s history. Daryl (Norman Reedus) pulls the classic deadbody-as-shield and grenadeinto-the-tank techniques to waste a large chunk of the enemy forces. Tyreese (Chad Coleman) is barely saved by Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino) who comes into her own as a strong child protagonist as she shoots two of the Governor’s infantrymen. Speaking of the Governor, he is beating Rick up in quite a manner with his bare hands, using various chokes, grabs and punches to completely wretch up Rick’s face. That is, until Michonne appears with her sword again and runs it straight through his chest, leaving him for dead. Many survivors begin to load up on the prison bus to begin the escape from the overrun prison. But Rick can’t find Carl (Chandler Riggs). He runs around the entire prison shooting every walker or human in sight with his trusty revolver until Carl comes up out of nowhere and returns to him. But unfortunately, during their meet-up they come across a bloodied baby carriage that belonged to the baby Judith, who may or may not have escaped. Either way, Carl is devastated and wastes an entire clip of ammunition in his rifle on a single walker in his moment of weakness. The episode finally ends with Rick and Carl fleeing the prison alone and in tears, watching their home burn down, and possibly their dead family member in the flames herself. Verdict: This episode is one of the very best in the show’s history and serves as a proper sendoff to the prison epic that has lasted for almost two seasons. And this only makes me wanting more. 9/10

"Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people."


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Editor’s Picks

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of their songs, and “Timeless” is no exception. Its vocals were constructed in a way that brings out a sort of ethereal tone to match the lyrics. Fiction writer turned song writer-vocalist Mikel Jollett is the driving force behind the band, and it is his love of reading and writing that inspires their unique, almost orchestral style and poetic lyrics. The instrumental intro

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“Love Don’t Die” has the type of rhythm and strong drum beat that will liven up whatever it is you’re doing. These are my musical selections for the week. It is my sincere hope that these songs will enhance you musical experience. As always, feel free to talk music with me anytime.

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Saint Louis Rams (5-7) @ Arizona Cardinals (7-5) Saint Louis is a much better team than their record shows. We lost three very close games that could have easily been won (Seahawks, Titans, Falcons), and that was when our run game wasn't established yet. Although the Rams have always been able to beat Ari-

zona, our first encounter with them early in the season was close (27 - 24 Rams). We have the youngest team in the NFL, but we've seen little improvement for all the potential in our young players. I thought we could turn this season around after blowout wins against the Colts and the Bears, but we showed little discipline against the 49ers (committing 11 penalties for 105 yards). If we want a chance at

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All Of Me John Legend

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"If I had my time over I would do the same 5) again. Boutonnieres! So would any man who dares call himself a man."


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Weekend Choice: Viz-Priory Or Hockey? By William O’Brien Content Editor

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Priory students face a tough decision this week; do you go to the hockey game on Saturday night, or do you attend the Viz/ Priory Dance instead? Many find themselves divided, unsure of what to do. I interviewed multiple students on the issue, and will share my findings with you so that you can make the most informed decision possible. Student 1- Taylor Dubray. Taylor reported to me that he was going to the Viz/Priory dance, so then I asked who his date was. A smile came to his lips as he proudly told me he was going stag. When I asked him how he came to this decision, Taylor told me that the girl he asked just happened to be out of town that weekend. Oddly enough, his second, third, fourth, and fifth choices were also all out of town. Taylor told me he guessed that they were all going on some vacation together, and we agreed that was probably most likely. Taylor said that he was really looking

forward to the dance, particularly when Miley Cyrus comes on. Since my interview with Taylor, I have heard rumblings of him actually finding a date, but it unknown as of yet if she will be in town. Student 2- Ben Blase. Apparently, as a Junior Schooler, Ben Blase is unable to attend the high school dances (STUCO can we get on this??) This leads to the logical conclusion that Ben Blase will be attending the hockey game instead. Even the most ardent defenders of the dance have to concede that Ben’s assumed presence at the hockey game will be a lift in school spirit. Student 3- Frat Bick. For those of you who don’t know, Frat Bick (nicknamed Luke for some reason) is threatening Frat DeSimon for Priory’s annual “The Frattiest Man in the World” award. Rumour has it he’s already got bids from seven different frats and one sorority. I tried to contact Frat Bick and ask him to weigh in on the dance vs hockey game issue, but he was unavailable for a comment. I have heard that Frat

was far too busy deciding which Sperrys would better compliment his Polo shirt he was wearing. Apparently he will also be too busy to attend either school event this weekend. Student 4- Tim Bussen. Mr. Bussen will be trying to accomplish the impossible; hit up both of these events in one night. He apparently will dine with his date, take her to the dance, and then rage on the dance floor until around 9:30, at which time he will take his date to the hockey game and hope to catch the second and third periods. As admirable as this is, a student attempting this brave maneuver will have to pay for both their date’s entrance to the dance and hockey game, which will really setting your wallet back a step (not to mention snacks and dinner). Now that you know all the possible options, you may choose wisely. You can go to the hockey game, the dance, neither, or both. Good luck making your decision and, whichever event you choose, remember to be frat.

How To Christmas By Eric Stange ’14 Content Editor

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Now most of you tell yourself that Christmas is a special time and what you do at Christmas is special. Christmas is such a delightful season its perhaps the greatest holiday, or thing for that matter. First of all, a tree is necessary. Artificial trees are basically the cargo shorts of Christmas decorations. Would any of mine or any of your German ancestors accept a counterfeit tree in their Schloss? Nein. Next, only the

few and the proud can slam down this drink during the holidays. Egg nog is of course the favorite, but custard nog is more than a satisfactory substitute. You ‘yoked’ boys better swallow your pride and man up to down holiday fare. Any red meat variety, pastries, nog, and anything you see decorated in red and green must be devoured. Obviously, you also better be festive. You better look like a Brooks Brothers or J. Press catalogue smacked you in the face. Most music types should deferred until January 6.

Trust me; I know there is nothing I would rather do than spit verses back and forth from Still D.R.E. with Dez Watson. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and The Drifters better be singing their songs. The world needs us to be celebratory and merry AF, because what sounds better than Christmas parties with friends and family, the gifts, and atmosphere, the camaraderie, and your emotional high? So don your gay apparel, drink and be merry, and don’t be naughty, for this is the most wonderful time of the year.

"It always seems impossible until it's done."!

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Friday, December 6! Lunch:  Pasta Bar! ! Buffalo Shrimp!

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Saturday, December 7! 7:30PM  Viz/Priory Dance ! 9:30PM  V Hockey vs. Whitfield @ Brentwood!

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Sunday, December 8! Monday, December 9! Immaculate Conception - NO SCHOOL!

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Tuesday, December 10! 8:00PM  Fall Sports Assembly ! Lunch:  Country Fried Steak ! ! Pasta !

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8:30PM    V Hockey vs. Timberland @ Lindenwood Ice Arena! Wednesday, December 11! Lunch:  Tacos! ! Chicken Tenderloin !

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Thursday, December 12! Lunch:  Smoked Brisket ! ! Breakfast !

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Friday, December 13! Lunch:  Vegetable Mostaccioli! ! Fish and Chips!

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9:45PM    V Hockey vs. Burroughs @ Affton!


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