The Spartan Muse Cancellation Program The US was the leading nation in spaceflight and far exceeded all other countries. Three months before Obama was elected he promised that the manned space program would not go down and 7,000+ people working with it would not go jobless. That ended up being far from the truth. Atlantis blasted off July 8, 2011, becoming the last launch of the US space program. It was a bittersweet moment for everyone involved. They watched the history and everything they worked for go off in that moment. “Made your heart stop. It's awesome no matter what, you know, the pride that goes into a vehicle like that. But I knew it was the end too. You know, I knew I was gonna be out on the street,” Lucas Maxwell responded when asked what it was like to watch Atlantis take off for the last time.
programs are still being worked on by private industries. Lockheed Martin, the main contractor on the project, continues to work on designing, building and testing the components of the system. They even designed scenarios and missions the space shuttle could go through. Orion is expected to be ready by 2013, and the next step would be to find the funds to launch it. The affect this had on Brevard County, Florida was astounding. Over 7,000 people were laid off, causing a chain reaction. Other businesses closed down and moved because they lost so many customers, people moved across the country for jobs, and others are on unemployment.
It’s heart wrenching to see how much of a negative impact this has had on Brevard County and it’s community. Men and women are struggling to provide for themselves and their families. Jobs are scarce and money is even scarcer. No one comThe space shuttle program pletely prepared themselves for this was set to retire in 2011, but the because they had been assured they Constellation program, which had nothing to worry about, that their Bush passed, was supposed to jobs were not on the line, and neither take its place. The Constellation was the space program. program was a five year, $9 The only way an American billion effort to build a new Orion spacecraft and Ares rock- astronaut will go to space today is by buying a seat on a Russian space ets, which would replace shuttle. That’s probably sickening to NASA’s three space shuttles. many NASA workers, since the US is Obama cancelled the plans to still the only country to visit the replace the space shuttle bemoon. If we’re lucky, we’ll see a cause of the recession and flight in five years. Losing the space budget cuts, and Congress program in the US has been sad and slashed the funds even more. disappointing to all, but we can only Overtime, NASA couldn’t afkeep our heads up and hope to bring ford flights, which lead to the last and final flight the US may it back one day. see for a while. However, these By: Tori Robinson and Abbie
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Tips for Easter Easter is right around the corner. Here are some helpful tips to help make this Easter one to remember. Almost everyone has their own Easter traditions but there is always time to do something different with your family. The top five things that people do with their families is:
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April 5th • Baseball, Sofftball, and 1. Go to church services on Easter Sunday. Womens Soccer 2. Dye Easter eggs with everyone in the family. all @ Home. 3. Decorate the house for Easter. First game @ 4. Hunt easter eggs together. 4:00 5. Get together and have a family picture in • Senior Supplies your Easter attire. Distributed Here are some new and creative ideas for your family to try this Easter: April 6th-13th • No School! 1. Glow in the dark easter egg hunt. Easter/Spring 2. Get chalk board paint and decorate eggs with Break colorful chalk.
April 9th-11th Varsity Baseball Easter Tournament @ Forest 4. Make peanut butter birdie nests- 1 twelve oz City.
3. Put one puzzle piece in every egg and hide them then when they find all the pieces they can • put the puzzle together and then they can receive their easter basket.
package of dry Chow Mein Noodles, 2 ten oz April 14th package of Reese's Peanut Butter Chips and Peeps Marshmallow Chicks. (This recipe makes • Baseball @ approximately 16 nests, so you'll need 16 home vs. Peeps). Also, grab the cooking spray and a mufDraughn fin tin and/or cupcake cups. 5.
Rice Crispy Treat easter eggs filled with M&M's or jelly beans
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Every Easter can be memorable with just some fun family activities. Every Easter doesn't have to be the same every year. Have fun and enjoy your Easter! By: Tori Hall and Lakota Haskett
Men’s Golf and Tennis The men’s golf team has improved from the last few years, breaking the four year losing streak. We asked Blake Childers how he felt this season, he replied, “It’s definitely a step up from last year, and I’m really proud of the team and our hard work.” The golf team has four players in the top ten in their conference. We also asked Cole Parlier how he felt about the team’s progress, and he said “We’ve been working well and if we really commit we can win conference.” They have won one match so far, and plan to win more as the season progresses. The next golf match is Monday, April 16th at Brushy Mountain at 3pm. The men’s
tennis team has been practicing hard and working towards more wins. Throughout the season they have been learning from their mistakes and fixing them in their matches. We asked what Hayden Frank thought of this season, and he said “I think we have all been improving each practice. We are anxious for the tournament and plan to do well.” Also, Travis Watts responded with “I’m very proud of the team this year. It may not go as we would like sometimes, but I’m impressed with the hard work we all put in.” The next tennis match is today, at Watauga at 4pm. By: Mackenzie Bailey & Lauren Silvers
TOP TEN SONGS OF THE WEEK
1. Somebody That I Used To Know— GOTYE ft. Kimbra 2. We Are Young— Fun Ft. Janelle Monae 3. Wild Ones— Flo Rida Ft. Sia 4. Glad You Came— Wanted 5. Call Me Maybe— Carly Rae Jepsen 6. Starships— Nicki Minaj 7. Part Of Me— Katy Perry 8. Drive By— Train 9. What Doesn’t Kill You— Kelly Clarkson 10. Boyfriend— Justin Bieber
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High School Lovers When it comes to high school relationships they're nothing but trouble. Couples spend their time in high school together just to break up and go to different colleges and never speak again until twenty years later at the class reunion. South Caldwell's halls are narrow enough and every time I have to walk around a couple eskimo kissing in the hall between classes makes me want to scream. Sitting in school worrying if your significant other is talking to other girls or guys is a huge waste of time and energy when you coud be paying attention to the lesson being taught. Along with the relationships in high school comes the drama that the rest of the school has to put up with. Nobody cares that you have broke up and got back together for the fifth time. Nobody cares that you think he's cheating on you. Nobody cares that he said that he was going to wear that blue shirt so you can match but he decided to wear a green one. You're setting yourself up for failure if you get in a serious relationship in high school. It's especially annoying when couples spend two or three hundred dollars on each other for a special event and then get in a fight and break up the next day. I would-
n't spend more than one dollar for a Bo-Berry biscuit for a girl unless we are married.
This week the teacher that has been chosen for Spartan Spotlight is Mr. In college its different for Hart. This is his second year couples to meet because there is more of a chance they will last. They are teaching here at South. He already out of teaches Health Team Relahigh school and tions and Med Science. Beworking on their fore he became a teacher, he career for their was a Cardiac and Pulmofuture. In a colnary Rehab Director. Mr. lege relationship the couples tend Hart’s favorite part about Mr. Hart to be more maSCHS is the students. He is the ture because they head JV Basketball coach and is the assistant coach for are most likely football. In his free time, he likes to do many things such living with out as: spend time with his family, jogging, playing golf, their parents. Therefore it helps and coaching his children. Mr. Hart has two kids, Alex them prepare for living with each other and Bailey. When he was a student here at SCHS, he because they don't have to ask their played football, basketball, baseball, and ran track. He parents if their girlfriend/ boyfriend enjoys teaching, and to most can stay the night. Sometimes the of his students he is their relationships in highschool does work favorite teacher. because I know teachers that have gone to high school together and now they are both teaching at the high school they went to. It just depends on how serious and mature you are in high school.
The student that has been chosen for Spartan Spotlight this week is Dalton Clark, otherwise known as Cookie. He is a sophomore here at South Caldwell, and By: Jake Kluttz & Tanner Reese after graduating he plans to go to college. Cookie is a Dalton “Cookie” Clark second year veteran on the golf team here at South. His favorite Vegas. Thompson Square became only the third food is cookies, and in his free time he enjoys duo to win the ACM Vocal Duo of the Year playing golf with Thomas Redding. Cookie is a winner in the past 20 years. The Vocal Group of very friendly person with multiple best friends. the Year Award was presented to Lady AntebelSome of his best friends include: Austin Sigler, lum; the group received the award from the band KISS. Scotty McCreery won the award for New Devin Potter, and Karen Isbell. Also, Cookies favorite thing about South Caldwell is cheering Artist of the Year, after he won the award he announced that he is planning on attending colin the student section at the sporting events.
ACM Awards The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards were held in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1st at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The awards show was hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton for the second consecutive year. There was little surprise when Taylor Swift won Entertainer of the Year; she displayed none of her normal expressions of astonishment after winning the academy’s top honor for the second year in a row. “She deserved it,” fellow nominee and show co-host Blake Shelton said. Blake Shelton took the prize for Male Vocalist of the Year. The win ended Brad Paisley’s five-year-run in the category. Blake Shelton’s wife Miranda Lambert, won Best Female Vocalist, her third consecutive win in the category. The Vocal Duo of the year was awarded to Thompson Square; they received their award a day early during the ACM Salute to the Military concert in Las
lege in the fall after his graduation in June. The Award for Album of the Year was awarded to Miranda Lambert for her album “For the Record.” Single Record of the Year went to Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean for the song, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” The Eli Young Band won the award for Song of the Year for the song “Crazy Girl.” All in all, a lot of awards were given out, even though there weren’t enough awards for everyone, at the end of the night everyone is a winner.
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Local Swimming Spots Its about that time again! Swimming pools are going to be opening up very soon bringing much joy to local neighborhoods. Granite Falls Recreation Center has a pool for adults and teenagers and a kiddie pool. It opens June 9 and stays open till August. Swim hours are Monday through Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 P.M., Sunday 2:00 – 5:00 P.M., night swim Monday 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Prices are $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for adults not swimming, and $3.00 for Youth. You may rent the pool for parties on Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 6:00 P.M. cost is $60 per hour. Redwood Park in Hudson is another pool you might enjoy going to. They open up on the
last weekend in May and closes in August. Hours are Monday - Friday 1:00-5:00 P.M., Saturday 11:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M., and Sunday 2:005:00 P.M., night swimming hours: Tuesday and Thursday 7:00-9:00 P.M. If you are in the Lenoir area you can stop by the Aquatic Center which is open May 26 – September 3. The hours fluctuate, and the cost is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids. If you want to have a party and your address is inside the city limits it's $30.00 and if your address is outside of city limits it's $50.00. If you don't like to pay the prices or deal with pool hours you can always hit up the hot spots like the Tator Hole, Water Works, Wilson's
creek, and Steel Creek. The tator hole is a hot spot for teenagers families to swim, hang out and cookout. You are not allowed to swim after 10:00 P.M. The Tator Hole is located in Granite Falls near Water Works. Water works is basically just like the Tator Hole and only one difference is that Water Works has a playground. Steele creek is a very fun place to go with your family. They opened up March 23, 2012. You can go camping, tubing, there are shops, and a pool. There is a price to pay for Steele Creek but it’s a wonderful deal because you can stay there and enjoy everything as long as you want. By: Kaitlyn Odor, Tabitha Nelson, & Kristin Mull.