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Happy   Christmas    Sweater   Day!


Nelson   Mandela   passed   away    at   the   age   of   95   on   December    5th,   2013.   This   revolutionary    man   was   known   for   many    outstanding   achievements,    including   forming   the   African    National   Congress,   through    which   he   became   president   of    South   Africa.   He   also    established   the   first   African    law   partnership   in   South    Africa   and   organized   a   nonviolent   defiance   campaign    against   South   Africa’s    colonial   government   in   1952.    He   was   known   for   being    passionate   for   everything   he    did,   especially   if   it   was   for    the   better   of   other   people    Because   of   such    accomplishments   and   deep    thought,   he   won   the   Nobel    Peace   prize   in   1993. Take   time   to   see   what   the    legend   the   accomplished   in   his    lifetime.   He   inspired   all!




Congratulations to the boys’ basketball team for a great win against the Cheney Cardinals! With a finally score of 68-61! The basketball games are always so much fun to attend. The student section on Tuesday night was pretty strong! Our student section won the battle of “We got spirit yes we do, we got spirit how ‘bout you!” The Cheney student section couldn’t beat us (even with all their signs)! The boys are started and many think that it is going to be a great year for the boys’ basketball team. The girls played their hearts out against Cheney also! The student section for the girls’ games is not living up to what they should be, which is disappointing! As Alex Payne said, “The student section theme for the girls’ game is always INVISIBILITY… because no one comes.” Attention all students: Let’s go to the girls’ games and support so that theme doesn’t have to be invisibility anymore! Great job girls! TONIGHT@Hutch Trinity GIRLS @ 6PM, BOYS 7.30PM

Congrats boys and girls Spartan basketballers on a great first game!

What is your Favorite thing about Christmas? By Emily Ramsey and Alex



Zoe Carageannis: I like how the cups at Starbucks become all Christmassy! Morgan Keltner: spending time with family, eating, traveling, giving, receiving present, and baking. Brooke Tyler: decorations, lights, songs, and the spirit.

Easton Ewy: pepper nuts. Jewell Bolden: food. Samantha Estivo: the smell, tree, lights, snow. Elizabeth Schlatter: going out of town. Conner Caughlin: I like everything about Christmas, but if I had to pick one it is the desserts we make over break.

Jules White: no thanks just kidding, I like Santa and the music. Taylor Cusick: it’s between the movie Elf and snow. Riley Sanders: my cousin and I have a tradition were we go to All Star Sports and get the prizes that will annoy our grandparents the most and then we watch a movie. Kursten Regehr: Christmas lights. Christina Walker: family and being together. Katie Swan: getting.. just kidding, giving ha ha. Grant Smith: being with my family. Alex Fanning: slipping on ice, and there are no bugs outside.

Gracie Moore: family and snow, if there is any.

Max Moxley- candy grams. Sean Sullivan-the feast. Christy Peterson-baking.

Connor O.: 1Direction.

Allie Lindwall-watching Christmas movies and drinking hot chocolate by a fire.

Kevin Eyester: The Christmas music.

Elizabeth Lammers- giving gifts to my friends and family.

Cody St. Germain: The smells, lights, candy canes.

Will Locke- two extra weeks to lift weights.

Hunter Glass: The Christmas tree and the lights.

Kevin Mattar- seeing family.

Mathew Bajaj: time off school to hang out with friends and family.


Got Air?

Pep Rally Being Postponed By Caroline Engel Well… it is very unfortunate that the pep rally was postponed. Even though the first game was a success and fun, it still wasn’t the same without the all school pep rally! But really who doesn’t like pep rallies?! Since the pep rally was pushed back to January 17th, that means that everyone will have to wait some more time to see the boys dance (if the boys can even remember the dance)!! We will also have to see if the Junior/Senior boys will be able to come up with a dance that can beat the Freshmen/Sophomore dance! The sophomore guys are taking this competition seriously, so you better step it up boys! Anyways… maybe a mid- season pep rally won’t be so bad! It will help keep the spirits of the students up for the student section!

SPARTAN SWIMMING by Jake Barrett It’s not too late to hop aboard the success train that is competitive relay in only two. We have several state the Spartan Swim Team this winter. Our coach, Randy qualifiers, in their first and second year of swimming McVay, is still letting people join up until after the on less! Swimming is not a long shot. No prior holidays. What a perfect way to get in shape this experience is needed to be successful, and if you winter and trim down on the flab acquired have any experience at all, success is just over the break. Be in top shape and around the corner! If you were on the fence, Join conditioning come track, tennis, or baseball time to jump off and join the club. It’s fun, swimming! You season. We only have seven people on the rewarding, and the camaraderie on the team still have team, and the only thing holding us back is great. Ask me or Trent, morning practices time! from more success is the lack of swimmers. are not hard once you get used to it. Not at Teams of ~30 varsity swimmers declared us as all. If , the furthest thing their nemesis, with only seven people. We can, and from a morning person, can handle it, you surely can will, succeed with more swimmers. If you join the team, you have an all but guaranteed trip to state lined too! And no, you don’t have to wear a speedo. up, as we will have 3 relays qualified, and have our

Jack Naron


TIS THE SEASON TO SPEND $$$, BY: DIANA KIM. It’s the most, wonderful time of the year! Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again to be on the lookout for presents for your loved ones. Every year I find myself trying to explain to different people what I would be giving my family for Christmas - and needless to say I also find myself repeating myself over and over. So I went ahead and made my list for 2013. Because of the fact that we are indeed still high schoolers, and we spend eight hours a day working hard on our studies, most of us have to think of our budget. Perhaps some of us still ask our own parents to give us money to buy their Christmas presents. Or maybe some of us go on Pinterest and make cute DIY presents (not saying it’s bad, I did that last year - most of the things I made ended up in a box in our basement, anyways). But maybe spicing things up can bring difference in this year’s Christmas. Here are my top choices for Christmas Gifts 2013: For Dad:

birthday. But this reproduction of the entire edition of The New York Times printed on any day you choose, contains all of the news the "Gray Lady" saw fit to print.

- Price: Varies. (depends on if you want a pricier

Price: $99.95

For Mom: Personalized “Mother’s Love Blooms” Bud Vase:

metal to be made) -(Necklace is $53.95) (Ring is $34.99)

If you want to make your mom a little emotional and

- -

For your brother: - Sports tickets! Basketball season is here, so surprise him with his favorite team’s tickets to the game. - Price: Depends on seating/ game. happy every time she sees your Christmas gift, this is it for you! Personalize your own message (or choose from seven different versus) on this vase, and sign your name on the bottom. - Price: $21.70 -

A Complete New York Times of {your father’s} birth date. People in general don’t really think of what happened on their

For your sister: - Monogram necklace/ ring. So cute - and trust me, no girl can turn down jewelry. Ever. Especially if it’s her initials! It’ll give her more of a reason to wear it if it has a personalized touch to it. [5]

Or food. Not even kidding. -Price: Less than $15

SENIORS.... Naughty or Nice?

Jordan Hull: Naughty Lauren Hutchinson: Nice Eugene Issac: Nice

Sara Ayesh: Nice

Maddie Janzen: Nice

Will Baltzer: Naughty

Eric Kelly: Nice

Jake Barrett: Naughty

Diana Kim: Nice

Matt Bloom: Nice

Kaylea Knappenberger: Nice

Abby Boyd: Nice

Carolyn Lewelling: Nice

Rob Braithwaite: Naughty

Abby Louis: Naughty

Aaron Brake: Naughty

Ayesha Mahomed: Nice

Seth Carder: Nice

Jennifer Mattar: Nice

Ryan Carlson: Nice

Ann McGuire: Naughty

Devin Clark: Nice

Michelle Moon: Naughty

Aaron Clothier: Nice

Max Moxley: Naughty

Mitch Copeland: Nice

Jack Naron: Pretty Naughty

Agnes Corrigan: Nice

Travis Osland: Nice

Maddie Daley: Naughty

Rowan Pendergraft: Naughty

Shiv Dalla: Nice

Ashlee Ramos: Nice

Austin Daniels: Nice

Izzy Regan: Nice

Rhichik Das: Naughty

Meagan Richardson: Downright Bad.

Brodey Dick: Naughty Jaimie Dimmitt: Naughty Sarah Dorsett: Nice Ryan Emmitt: Naughty Rachel Fernandes: Naughty Davis Gibson: Naughty Abbey Gluck: Nice Kane Greenleaf: Nice Julia Gurney: Naughty Kate Holden: Naughty Cameron Holmes: Nice

Clay Roby: Nice Landon Root: Naughty David Scheer:Nice Zach Schmaltz: Nice Matt Sorlie: Nice Duy Van: Naughty Bret Waddell: NAUGHTY ( ; Micha Watson: Nice Brooke Weber: Nice. Meme Wheeler: Nice Brooke Withrow: Naughty [6]



CANDYGRAMS by Jenna Farhat

SWEATER DAY! It’s that time of year again to start buying Candygrams. Only this year, the proceeds will go through Unicef to benefit Syrian refugees but, specifically to help the children. The civil war in Syria is well into the third year and over 50% of the 2.2 million refugees registered United Nations Commissioner for Refugees are children. These children may have escaped physical harm, but the images and sounds of war still haunt them. Many of the children living in refugee camps are

being treated for post traumatic stress and other emotional disorders. One of the most frightening effects of the war to refugee officials is the very real possibility of an entire of generation of uneducated Syrian children. That’s why UNICEF is making efforts to minimize the effects of war on Syrian children by providing immunization, clean water, education materials, and psychosocial support for children in need. You can help UNICEF secure the uncertain future of an entire generation of Syrian children by buying Candygrams. So make someone else’s day and help give a Syrian child something to be thankful for this holiday season.

Spartans spreading cheer


Ho-Ho-Horoscopes by: Rachel Fernandes

Aries (Mar21-Apr19): You have been waiting all year to have a snowball fight, build a snow man, have school canceled. Now all you need is some snow. Taurus (Apr20-May20): What is the type of bird that you will be most like over break? A PENguin. You will have a prodigious amount of writing to do during the holidays. (Procrastination will have caught up with you)   Gemini (May21-Jun21): You'll never be too old for Santa. Don't pretend that you are. You sit on a throne of lies!   Cancer (Jun22-Jul22): Because of your overwhelming schedule, you won't get time to buy presents. The last minute stop at the gas station to buy cupcakes and gum was probably not the best choice. Hey, it’s the thought that counts?   Leo (Jul23-Aug22): Uh oh. Looks like I see sickness in your future. During the holidays your nose will be redder than Rudolf's.   Virgo (Aug23-Sep22): Christmas will be canceled for you this year. Santa died laughing when you told him that you've been good.   Libra (Sep23-Oct23): Mr. Bixler'll be proud of the vocal abilities you'll show this break. The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.   Scorpio (Oct24-Nov21): I have some tragic news for you...when you go to make hot chocolate this week you'll find that there are NO MORE MARSHMALLOWS!   Sagittarius (Nov22-Dec21): Who made you the Grinch that stole Christmas? If you annoy people this winter the only thing you'll want for Christmas will be your two front teeth back.   Capricorn (Dec22-Jan19): During the holidays you will go overboard on the shopping. It's time you admitted that you're a shopaholic. (Don’t worry, there is still hope for you)   Aquarius (Jan20-Feb18): If you were hoping for a White Christmas, chances are you'll get freezing hail with a chance of disappointment. #kansasweatherprobs   Pisces (Feb19-Mar20): Looking to be healthy this holiday season? Just stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup.


The Spartan Voice staff wishes you a wonderful holiday break!



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SPARTAN VOICE STAFF: Editors: Diana Kim, Rachel Fernandes. Jake Barrett. Jordan Hull, Aaron Clothier, Caroline Engel, Jenna Farhat, Heba Alshamary, Lillian Clark, Kate Sorensen, Emily Ramsey, Alex Bayless.

Starbucks Hot Cocoa Ingredients


2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 2 tablespoons sugar ¼ cup water 1½ cup milk (I used 2%) ¼ teaspoon vanilla


Instructions Add water, cocoa and sugar into a microwave safe bowl and heat for approximately 40 seconds or until warm. Mix well to create the chocolate syrup. Add milk and vanilla and stir well. Heat in the microwave for about 60 seconds or until hot. Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows.

Gingerbread Cookies

4 cups milk 5 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 12 egg yolks 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 1/2 cups light rum 4 cups light cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Ingredients 1 package Jell-O butterscotch pudding mix (not instant) 3/4 cup margarine 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 2-1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 3 teaspoons ground ginger 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Directions 1. Cream pudding mix with margarine and sugar. 2. Add egg and blend well. 3. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon; blend into pudding mixture. 4. Chill dough until firm, about 10 minutes. 5. Roll out on floured board about 1/4-inch thick and cut with cookie cutters. 6. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. 7. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Decorate as desired.


Instructions: Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes. Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil. In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs. Pour mixture into saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick. Do not allow mixture to boil. Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour. Stir in rum, cream, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

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