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Volume 10, Issue 3 •February 22, 2011
EYE STORM OF THE
Band prepares for New York trip See A16
exposure Meet Jon Chandler, Photographer of the Month See Tempest
Grades for Superfans, schedule, more See Snapshot www.shseyeofthestorm.com
Challenge Day, Unity Week push for school-wide tolerance, understanding
THE POWER OF LOVE
accepting differences LINDSEY BRODECK Opinions Editor
or the students who participated in Challenge Day, the experience was unforgettable. “The day was great. It changed my life. I know I won’t make fun of anyone anymore,” said freshman Jaden Sequeria. Challenge Day began Jan. 12. The mission of this program is to promote a school environment where everyone learns to accept and understand each other’s life experiences. Challenge Day has been brought to Central Oregon schools by the Serendipity West Foundation, which provides local funding for the program. This program has gained momentum across the country as an effective interactive, personal growth and anti-bullying workshop and is roughly based on Music Television (MTV) docu-series “If You Really Knew Me.” Challenge Day is a non-profit organization that provides participants with inspirational workshops and activities aimed to break down the barriers that guard so many teens from showing their peers who they really are. See DIFFERENCES, A2
AEDIN WRIGHT Challenge Day Participant
Local politician speaks out
DAVE TURNBULL Unity Assembly Emcee
Freshman class members raise their hands together in a gesture of acceptance and understanding for classmates going through difficult challenges during the assembly that culminated Unity Week. Devon Holler photo
ASB election results
INSIDE THE STORM
Sarah Edwards, Cole Ortega win student leadership roles
Meet the cast and student directors of “The Murderous Mansion of Mr. Uno.” Snapshot, 6-7
HANNAH GOLDSTEIN Tempest Editor
Dallas Brown calls for greater youth political involvement Ali Kinkade
Local politician Dallas Brown has something unexpected going for him - he’s young. In fact, he’s only 25. When Brown ran for County Commissioner last year, he didn’t think his youth was going to be much of a hindrance. “[My age] hurt me to some extent, but it was a benefit, too. I think the public was excited that a new generation was interested in government. Government used to be the old white men’s club, but it benefits from diversity in all areas, especially cultural and industrial background,” Brown said. He stresses the importance of community involvement in the government, particularly youth involvement, because the perspective of a young person and the different skills of the younger generation are vital to a thriving system.
Wrestling takes down Bend High. C7
Career programs open opportunities GARDENIA RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer
Enthusiasts for engineering, nursing, dentistry and health related careers should check out the programs available in the Future Center. “The Dental Program, Health Occupations, Engineering Rotations and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training are off to a successful start,” said program director Kent Child, “because they are well organized and job shadow hosts are excited and fully See BROWN, A2 committed to the program and
to creating a fun experience for the student.” The Dental Program began Oct. 19 and runs every Tuesday evening at local dental offices throughout Bend. The class includes lectures given by local dentists and the lessons include dental preventive care, tooth anatomy, disease and medical issues related to dentistry. Fifteen students are participating from Summit, Bend and Mountain View High School. “There have not been any cuts in enrollment for the program, but 15 students are more than
enough because some dental offices are small. We want everyone to see what is going on and to be learning on their feet,” said program advisor Kent Child. Students are expected to attend nine hours worth of job shadowing and must complete 20 hours of community service related to dentistry. Sherry Perrigan and Vickie Mathews, the dental program liaisons who supervise the dentistry classes, rotate every other week, supported by the Central Oregon Dental Society. See CAREER, A3
Not long after the new year, a new student government was ushered in. Results from the elections, held Jan. 18, show that many of the members from last year remain on Student Council. The former vice president, junior Eddie Edwards, was named president. “It was really hard to get myself out there so that people who didn’t know me felt they knew me well enough to vote. I would go around at lunch walking up to random tables, introducing myself and letting them know what I was all about as a presidential candidate,” said Edwards. Other former council members filling executive positions include junior Cole Ortega as vice president, junior Taylor Withers as Public Relations Officer and sophomore CJ Aldridge as Secretary. Sophomore Caroline Nyberg, last year’s Calendar Coordinator, was elected Recognition Commissioner. “It is a great fit for me because it’s a great way to connect with the rest of the school. Everyone deserves to be rec-
ognized and there’s a large variety of students here, all of whom are wonderful in their own way. I hope to make them aware of that,” said Nyberg. Hollie Williams and Sarah West, newcomers to the Student Council scene were elected to the Social Coordinator and Assemblies Commissioner positions, respectively. “I thought it would be enjoyable to join council for the great experiences with people I already know and the opportunity to meet people I don’t,” said Williams. Class representatives elected include freshmen Meg Meagher, Abby Sorllie and Andreia Todd; sophomores Stuart Sherpa, Scott Parr and Ben Souther; juniors Jackson Ward, Nick Nordby and Rianna Aylward. Marshall Allen and Spencer Doak assumed Challenge Day Commissioner positions. “It’s a new position and we’re not quite sure how it’s going to work yet, but we’re just going to run with it,” said Allen. “I’m looking forward to the challenge. Rachel MacGuire assumes the Calendar Coordinator position and Levi Davis-Bergstrom will be the Link Coordinating Commissioner.
A2 EYE OF THE STORM •Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Eye of the Storm How to reach us General Information 541-322-3245 School Fax 541-322-3310 Online www.shseyeofthestorm.com
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Local politician Continued from A1
“[Youth involvement] is really important—it’s the only way to create change on a wide scale, like with the 2008 presidential election, is with the participation of young people,” Brown said. Only 35 percent of young eligible voters turn in a ballot as opposed to 80 percent of voters over the age of 65, something that Brown says needs to change: “the issues [that are being decided now] will affect us, but our generation doesn’t believe in the system and doesn’t think their one vote will make a difference.” As for involvement in the system of government, Brown encourages youth to get involved by interning or joining a campaign, where they will be greeted “with open arms.” Brown worked on democrat Al Gore’s campaign during the 2000 presidential election albeit not being old enough to vote. “People can get past age if you’re a hard worker and don’t let your inexperience hold you back,” he said. Brown’s passion for politics was sparked in high school when he served as a member of Mountain View High School’s student government group. He was immediately hooked on leadership and pursued politics at the University of Oregon where he was a member of the student senate. He spent his senior year studying at the American University in Washington, D.C. as an intern for the Democratic congressional campaign committee. There he met then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, just weeks after his rally was held in the Summit gym. He also had time to speak with Nancy Pelosi and gained valuable experience and a true sense of political life. Running for city council in 2008 taught Brown valuable skills that he applied to his 2010 County Commissioner campaign. He easily clinched the Democratic primary nomination with 48 percent of a three-way vote but was surprised to face republican Tony DeBone, who beat out incumbent Dennis Luke in the primary race. The office of county commissioner is “not what you would call a sexy office,” said Brown, who explained that it’s harder to convey exactly what a county commissioner does as opposed to a congressman or a mayor. If elected, Brown would have sat on a three-member board that oversees everything from roads and construction to the mental health department. “I was fascinated by everything [that County Commissioners] do, there’s a lot of flexibility to work on issues you’re passionate about,” said Brown.
Issues facing the county that Brown outlined include the groundwater nitrate issue (where out-of-date septic systems are leaking into rivers and other water sources), a more efficient public transportation system and pursuing “the opportunity the county has to be leaders in renewable energy fields” such as wind energy in the eastern regions of the county and solar energy. Perhaps most accessible is Brown’s commitment to government reform. “I want to increase transparency and make us more responsible and efficient stewards,” said Brown. He hopes to streamline government processes with technology by making documents available online. Brown said that he met or exceeded all of his campaign goals—he was endorsed by both The Bend Bulletin and The Source Weekly, was nominated by the Independent party and he met his opponent dollar for dollar in fund-raising. Brown was defeated by DeBone, whose party had a larger base and more voter turnout, but Ron Wyden was the only democrat to earn more votes than Brown in the election. “I told myself that as long as I worked as hard as I could I would have no regrets, and I believe I did that,” Brown said. If he could go back, Brown would change little things about his campaign not spending so much money out of his own pocket and buying billboards later - but it was a learning experience and he is confident that his name recognition will give him a leg up in future races. For now, Brown is juggling a job at Combined Communications and completing applications to graduate school - he hopes to earn a master’s degree in public policy and use teaching as a fallback option if politics doesn’t pan out as a permanent full-time career. He awaits the redistricting numbers that will determine if a third state representative seat will open up and if the newly created boundaries will make the Democratic campaign winnable.
OPINION EDITOR Lindsey Brodeck TEMPEST EDITOR Hannah Goldstein COPY EDITOR Marina Brassfield SNAPSHOT EDITOR Natalie Kinkade EDITORIAL BOARD Marina Brassfield Lindsey Brodeck Ali Kinkade CARTOONISTS Alec Armijo Devon Burke PHOTOGRAPHERS Devon Holler Ian Clark STAFF WRITERS: Rianna Aylward Mitchell Bailey Lindsey Brodeck Erin Burk Devon Burke Ian Clark Tashia Davis Megan Engel Carly Fristoe Jacob Fritz Kaitlyn Hickmann William Lane Shawn Marcum Michael Mayer Brit Oliphant Laura Robson Austin Souto Maior River Sterne Jacob Tomlinson
NEWSPAPER POLICY VOLUME 10, ISSUE 3 Friday, Feb. 22, 2011 The Eye of the Storm, the official student newspaper of Summit High School, exists to provide accurate coverage of events and issues that are of interest or concern to students. Additionally, Eye of the Storm provides students with a forum for expression and the opportunity to develop communication skills and a sense of journalistic responsibility. The staff strives to incorporate fair, impartial and objective qualities in its news features and sports stories. Editorials and opinion pieces appear only in the editorial section and are clearly marked as such. The staff strives for accuracy. When an error is discovered in the Eye of the Storm, the staff will print a retraction and correction in the next issue. The Eye of the Storm has been named Oregon’s top high school paper the past four consecutive years. The Eye of the Storm is printed at The Bulletin in Bend, Oregon. Letters to the Editor are encouraged and gladly accepted. Letters may be submitted via email to: karen.rosch@ bend.k12.or.us or dropped off in person in room C104.
Austin Winslow talks about his family history during the Challenge Day assembly. Winslow encouraged students to become more accepting of differences. Devon Holler photo
Differences Continued from A1
It increases self-esteem and changes negative peer pressure into positive support by inspiring youth to Be the Change. Be the Change has three steps; notice, choose and act. Notice what’s happening, choose to make a difference and take the action needed to Be the Change. “In surveys conducted after Challenge Days, more than 80 percent of the students surveyed said they were more aware of the ethics of teasing and the effects of bullying,” said Carol Oxenrider, Founder and CEO of Serendipity West Foundation. “To me, Challenge Day was life changing. It was an emotional day. I looked at life from a different perspective. I won’t take life for granted and I will always look for the positive from now on,” said sophomore Allie Foy. “It would be great if all students could share this experience.” More than 250 students participated in Challenge Day. The three day event was organized by counseling intern Amy Gervais together with the Serendipity West Foundation which primarily funded the program with additional contributions from the school and the Booster Club. Before the program, many students were not sure Challenge Day would live up to all of the hype surrounding it. However, by the end of the three days almost everyone who had participated felt remarkably similar. Many were impacted by the experiences students shared. “It made me look at people differently. I came away with an understanding of what other people are going through. I won’t be quick to judge people,” said freshman McKenzie Goeman. Everyone agreed the most powerful parts of the day were “crossing the line” and breaking off into groups of four or five and uttering the words synonymous with Challenge Day. Students who worried they would have nothing to say were amazed to find how quickly they became comfortable and how easy it was to open up when it was their turn to say “If you really knew me.” When the crossing the line activity started, it was surprising for people to see how many of their peers were silently struggling with the same things they were. Students realized they were not alone. “It was interesting. People actually opened up and talked about themselves. We learned that people only show about ten percent of who they really are. We learned to accept each other’s differences,” said freshman Alex Sarmiento. One of the biggest concerns voiced after the program was that the effects of Challenge Day would not endure. After the Challenge Day activities, students crowded around to sign up to be part of the Be the Change Team. “We don’t know exactly what we will be doing quite yet, but I am looking forward to beginning next semester,” said Foy. This club will be put in place to promote all of the ideals of Challenge Day. Anyone can be a part of the team. The members will be able to keep the message of Challenge Day alive by organizing post-Challenge Day activities. “When combined with pre-existing leadership groups and peer led clubs, the Be the Change Team can reach its fullest potential,” said Gervais, who is looking forward to advising the group. After Challenge Day, Unity Week also took place. During this week, signs were passed around with signatures of everyone students hugged while wearing the sign. Cameras were placed around the school for interested students to snap photos of their friends. The pictures were then placed in the commons. At the end of Unity Week, an assembly was planned, sharing the Challenge Day activities with the entire student body.
WHAT MAKES A great TEACHER?
EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Advanced Placement English teacher Christie McCormick leads an animated discussion in her junior English class. Her students face AP exams in May and McCormick is able to evaluate her effectiveness, to some degree, through her students’ scores. Ali Kinkade photo
“Oregon plans to connect student test scores to the teachers responsible for those students and make the results available to teachers, principals and researchers to help them judge teachers’ effectiveness.” Betsy Hammond, The Oregonian
The top things students say the best teachers do are: •Know us personally, our interests and strengths •Smile at us •Encourage us to participate in school activities •Spend time outside of class to help us be successful •Give descriptive feedback on assignments •Tell us why •Share how what we learn is connected to real life •Apologize when they make mistakes •Give meaningful work •Are energetic, enthusiastic and enjoy their job “Simply the Best: 29 Things Students Say the Best Teachers Do Around Relationships” and “Who Cares? Improving Public Schools Through Relationships and Customer Service.” by Kate Middleton
Marina Brassfield Copy Editor
Current methods of teacher evaluation have recently come under fire. Merit pay, tying student scores to teacher evaluations and establishing clearer methods of teacher review have opened discussion among education leaders, community members and teacher unions. New York City and Los Angeles recently compromised with teacher unions in creating new standards for teacher evaluations. And now, Oregon appears to be joining the move to connect student test scores to the teachers responsible for those students. Nationally, the requirement to Oregonian.com writer Betsy Hamevaluate teachers in part by their mond reported Jan. 17 that “Schools students’ test scores has proved the will be expected to use those results to improve teaching practices and could most controversial element of the Race use them to help decide which teachto the Top initiative. ers they should promote, give bonuses Betsy Hammond, Oregonian.com or let go.” The plans are laid out in Oregon’s application to win a $200 million share of the Obama administration’s four billion dollar Race to the Top fund. To compete for the money, states must pledge to take several controversial steps that U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan contends will lead to big gains in student achievement. Tying student test scores to individual teachers is the most sweeping change proposed in Oregon’s application, which was designed by a large team of educators, business leaders and education advocates. For years, teachers have been strongly against using student test scores to evaluate teachers. This mind-set is beginning to change. Multi-billionaire Bill Gates wants education treated as though it were a business. Gates is financing a two-year project evaluating more than 3,000 teachers in seven states. Gates suggests using value-adding modeling. In value-adding modeling, statisticians working for Gates calculated how much each teacher has helped students learn by focusing on changes in test scores over the years. However, many involved in education feel that tests, as well as videos, can be poorly constructed and cannot accurately measure passion and talent in teaching. Others question how elective teachers would be evaluated. “We are using videos to show teachers student responses and to show how they are teaching and where they can improve. It is not necessarily teacher evaluations. It’s all about getting better, improving teacher effectiveness and advancing student learning,” said assistant principal Al Hulbert. “Principals and other educators should interview the students and ask if they feel that they are learning what they need to.” said junior Gardenia Rodriguez. “Students know who the good teachers are.” See EVALUATION, A6
Career Continued from A1 The two advisors answer student questions and arrange times for community service. “Vickie Mathews has been helpful because she works around her schedule so I can go to the Kemple Clinic and do my community service hours,” said junior Hailey Dodson. The class has been part of two community dental screenings at Bluefish Dental, where students experienced hands-on work. Students may also participate in rotations at local engineering companies including Bend Research Inc. and Microsemi. “We are going to be exposed to different engineering principles and will be able to participate in a variety of job shadows,” said junior
Katie Flowers. “I am just ready to learn and have fun. It’s really exciting.” The Health Occupations rotations kicked off on Martin Luther King Day. All participants attended a mandatory all-day orientation. Since this a competitive program, and only 20 students from each Bend area high school are accepted, seniors are first priority. But this year, six juniors were accepted to the program including Summit students Rachael Maguire, Arianna Peters and Megan Knowlton. “I am super excited to get an inside look into the health industries, and it’s great that I am getting to do this as a junior,” said Maguire. Students are required to do a minimum of 15 job shadow rotations that will take place at St. Charles Hospital, the Center and Bend Memorial Clinic.
“During the job shadow students are occasionally allowed to help in a way that will not hurt the patient,” said Child. CNA training is a five month program that is a great way to build up a resume when applying to nursing schools. Seventy hours of lectures are given. Traditional academic desk work and 70 hours of hands on work also take place. Anyone can apply and school to career representatives evaluate the applicants. “We discuss whether a person is unprepared or will excel in the program and then we come to a consensus,” said Child. About eight people from our district were accepted, including seniors Megan Heape and Alejandra Duarte. The training takes place two to three times a
“I think there should be some tie in to student scores and teacher evaluations. Unfortunately, once a person becomes a teacher, his job is secure regardless the quality of his teaching. Students should be able to evaluate teachers as well.” Connor Barrett, Junior
“I don’t think it is such a good idea. Some students just don’t perform well on exams. A teacher can be a great teacher by encouraging thinking and creativity. It wouldn’t be fair to the teacher if the evaluation depended upon the students.” Carly Fristoe, Freshman
“I’m not sure the idea of tying student scores to teacher evaluations is entirely fair. Some students are not good at testing and some students just don’t care about their grades or test scores.” Vissu Lakireddy, Senior
“I don’t think this is fair to teachers. Teachers aren’t able to choose who their students are, nor can they control the support the student receives from home. Every student is different and every background is diverse. ” Josh Mitchell, Senior
week and in March, practicum will begin. During practicum, the trainee will complete eight hour shifts on Sundays and spend all of spring break doing practicum work. “It is a good experience because I want to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner,” said Heape. “I have fun, but it is a lot of hard work because there are 200 pages of reading a week. I will not get a spring break, but hopefully my dedication will help me succeed.” Pilot Butte Rehabilitation Center is offering the $800 program free to students. The attendee only needs to cover the costs for scrubs, the licensing examination fee of $106 and a finger print test which is $52. “All of these programs are fun and students are able to learn in a real life setting and apply their knowledge,” said Child.
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A4 EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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A reader’s guide to clubs, activities
CLUB UPDATES Honor Society In an effort to provide members with more group hour opportunities, National Honor Society (NHS) has turned its efforts closer to home. The group requires its members to participate in seven individual hours of community service per semester, and an additional five hours with a chapter-sponsored activity or group such as the Special Olympics. To give back to the school, NHS has begun a peer tutoring project. Two days a week, NHS members attend a different Storm Time classroom to help students study and do homework. While upperclassmen in NHS receive their required group hours, underclassmen reap the benefits of studying with older, more experienced students. Also on the docket for group-hour opportunities is the Habitat for Humanity “Storm House.” The chapter is working with the local Habitat for Humanity organization to build homes for the less fortunate. The groups have planned a three-day build, scheduled for the first three days of Spring Break. Only 50 students will be allowed to participate. Honor Society members as well as other students who are interested in participating in the construction of the “Storm House” should contact NHS President Taylor Reiter.
Spanish Honor Society Members of the Spanish Honor Society are completing their goal of creating an understanding between cultures. The club is helping Latino citizens in Bend, as well as citizens of Playa del Carmen, Mexico by fund-raising and doing volunteer work. A Cinco de Mayo Festival in May will be held to raise funds for the charity Angel Notions, which helps disabled children in Playa del Carmen. In January, the club began selling Hershey’s chocolate bars and Cliff bars after school in the commons to raise funds. “Half of the money we earn will go to Angel Notions and the other half will help the Spanish National Honor Society,” said club co-advisor Marcia Gromme-Clark. Members of the club include co-presidents Josh Mitchell and Alex Hardin, vice president Vishu Lakireddy, secretary Olivia Brewer, treasurer Samantha Nesbitt and volunteer coordinator Jackie Nonweiler. More members are still welcome to join. “We will hold an initiation in late April for new members,” said Gromme-Clark.
Rock Climbing Physical Education teacher Keith Wilkins has become “fully addicted” to rock climbing. Introduced to the sport by math teachers Jackie and Alex Greenwood, Wilkins has started a rock climbing club so he can share his love of the sport with students. The club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to closing at the Bend Rock Gym. While they only do indoor climbing for now, the club is looking forward to adventures on “live rock” at Smith Rock State Park. So far Wilkins has 55 climbers signed up, approximately 25 of whom climb on a regular basis. The club separates skill levels among the climbers. Beginners learn to climb without a harness (bouldering). They can also climb in lower level routes. Routes are graded on a scale of zero, which are the easiest, to nine, which are reserved for advanced climbers. All new climbers are taught the same basic skills before they can advance. They begin by bouldering but move up to lessons in securing harnesses and belaying. Knot tying is also an important part of the advancement process. To participate in the sport, climbers need harnesses and climbing shoes. Both these pieces of equipment can be either purchased or rented. Harnesses start at around $40 dollars, while shoes range from $50 to $150. Year round club membership is an additional $30. This covers the school activities fee, as well as gym-rental costs. The club caters to many multiple sport athletes because it is a year round endeavor, allowing athletes to come and go as their schedules allow. Students interested in joining the Climbing Club should contact club advisor Keith Wilkins.
Billiards Any students who aren’t yet involved in a club, but want to try something new, should try the Billiards Club. English teacher and club adviser Beth Sandefur started the club to expose students to the game and give more advanced players a chance to get involved in a school activity. The club currently has 11 members, who usually combine with the four Bend Senior High School billiards-players. The 15 students from Bend usually play against themselves, since many Oregon schools, including cross town rival Mountain View, have not yet started their own billiards clubs. The club practices every Tuesday after school from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. at Fox’s Billiard Lounge in Bend. Every Friday, the combined 15 Billiards Club members from Bend gather to compete. Now in week seven of eight-ball season play, the club plans to begin their nine-ball season anywhere from midFebruary to early March. The Billiards Club is looking to expand in the future. Students who are on the fence are encouraged to come check out a meeting and decide. Bus transportation is available for students who cannot provide their own transportation.
Red Cross “Disaster is unpredictable,” says freshman Carlene Orsillo. A group of students have joined together to start a Red Cross club. It will teach high-schoolers to be prepared in the event of an emergency. “We’re going to learn disaster training, and how to help out at blood drives,” said senior Ali Norwood. Norwood and Orsillo are starting the club up, and hope to enlist more members from all grade levels. “We really want to get people certified to help,” said Orsillo. “We hope we can get a lot of volunteers.” “If there’s another major disaster like Katrina, for example, we want to be able to help,” said Norwood.
According to the pair, joining the club offers more than just an opportunity to aid the community of Bend. “If you’re planning on working in the medical field, Red Cross club can really give you a leg up. You can get experience,” said Norwood. There is not currently a set date for the meetings to start. However, the club will be gathering in Jason Colquhoun’s science classroom. It will most likely be once every two weeks, during lunch time, and will begin second semester.
Varsity Dance Team Between competitions, conventions, basketball games and practices, the Varsity Dance Team seldom has time for rest. In December the team hosted a camp for young dancers in kindergarten through eighth grade. Participants learned a dance routine and had their technique fine-tuned by the varsity and junior varsity Storm dancers. This winter the girls have been staying busy dancing at Tuesday and Friday basketball games. On top of that they have a busy competition schedule, most recently the Monsters of HipHop Convention on Jan. 8, in Vancouver, Washington. “The Monsters of Hip-Hop is a traveling group of the industry’s top choreographers that teach dance to people of all ages. The team danced both days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but the tiring schedule was worth the opportunity to work with the multitude of talented choreographers,” said Emilee Reed. The squad finished their season with performances during the final girls and boys basketball games. Tryouts for the 20112012 varsity dance team begin in April.
Tech Club With only ten members, the Tech Club has their work cut out for them in producing our daily morning announcements. There are four main departments in the announcements: Weather, Sports, News and Man on Campus. Man on Campus is a new addition to the announcements where people are interviewed randomly. In the November edition, for example, students were asked what their plans were for Thanksgiving Break. Also new this year are longer, prerecorded announcements that take the place of the regular, live segments on Fridays. “Prerecording is great because it makes our stories fresh,” said club member Juan Espinoza. The club usually meets to produce announcements during Storm Time. But they also make time to get involved with the local community. Last year the Tech Club adopted a stretch of Skyliner Road near the school. They plan on picking up trash throughout the spring when the weather permits. “We do community service for fun and to give back to the community,” said club advisor Matt Callanchini. Group members meet Thursday after school or during Storm Time to prerecord the announcements for Friday. For the regular announcements the members record live during Storm Time. All students are welcome to join, regardless of technological experience. Interested students should contact Calanchini in room B-222.
Publications Web design, news staff and yearbook staffs will be placing the final touches on their pages over the next few months. With both deadlines and competition dates looming, the students are giving up their nights and weekends to create top-level publications. The news staff will be entering three competitions, including the Oregon Press Olympics, the Best of Show National Journalism Education competition and the Edward R. Murrow journalism competition, which includes seven western states. The groups are planning a trip in April to Anaheim to participate in the Journalism Education Association National Conference and publications competitions. All students involved are fund-raising and currently organizing a silent auction Feb. 15 during a home basketball game. A student auction and speed dating evening are also in the works to raise additional funds.
Cheer The cheer squad won second place Jan.15 in the Springfield Invitational Cheerleading competition. The scene was repeated on Jan. 29 in Eugene as team took second again in the Emerald Classic Cheer Competition. In the Oregon Elite Pre-State Competition Feb. 5, the team finished fifth of five teams, just points behind Crescent Valley The final state competition took place Feb. 12 at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum. The girls placed sixth among nine teams. “We worked so hard to get where we are right now,” said senior Kirsten Morrell. “I’m so proud we have come this far.”
Band Congratulations to the following band students on their selection to the Central Oregon Music Educators Association Honor Band: Logan Crecraft, Alto Sax; Lacey Hice, Baritone Sax; Jesse Brummett, Bass Clarinet; Hannah Noble, Bassoon; Zac Stewart, Clarinet; Maddie Dunkelberg, Clarinet; Ali Bylund, Clarinet; Ben Blauvelt, Clarinet; Taylor Gonzales, Clarinet; Nick Loeffler, Flute; Molly Burke, Flute; Shayna Perry, Flute; Chris Wiley, French horn; Billy Murphy, French horn; Erin Weaver, Oboe; Hannah Cashman, Percussion; Sophie Cashman, Percussion; Kayler Gist, Tenor Sax; Max DeKock, Trombone; Eric Layton, Trumpet; Tyler Robson, Trumpet.
Booster Club Boosters have more than 800 families signed up with the Escrip Safeway card program and more than $15,000 has been raised this school year through the Sign Banner program which is open to any club, athletic team or group at SHS. It is an easy way to earn money to help your SHS group or team, so visit our website for more details. Booster members receive monthly newsletters, so be sure to check your email folders! For more details please visit the Booster Club website at www.summitstormboosters.com. We will be staffing the indoor concessions this winter for basketball and wrestling events and need volunteers. Please contact Kirsten Goldstein for information on how you can help.
EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011 A5 CLUB UPDATES Why is it important to you to become involved in clubs and community service? “It is important to be join in clubs and community service because you make new friends. You also could experience something new and find out you really like the activitiy.” Brent Soles
“It helps students get involved in new things and allows them to meet new people. Doing community service also helps kids get the idea that helping people out can make you feel good about yourself and build work ethic skills.” Shantel Thao
“Everyone should be involved in clubs and community service. It shows you care and that you want to help out other people.” Tilly Blea
“It is important to join and participate in both clubs and community service because they are fun and provide a positive impact on the community. It’s a good way to spend your time.” Alex Sarmiento
Interact Club tackles community projects Newly-created Rotary club joins volunteer drive with Bend Community Center Jake Tomlinson Staff Writer
They are painting community buildings. They are making lunches for local shelters. They are even creating heating devices for the homeless. They are the Interact Club. Interact, a service club for teens, works with individual Rotary Clubs, which provide support and guidance, to encourage youth to become involved in their local community and communities around the globe. Interact has a membership of more than 250,000 youth in 11,000 clubs worldwide. It is one of Rotary’s fastest growing programs. Since its earliest day, Rotary has been committed to helping children in need. In 1960, the organization took a new approach to youth service. Recognizing the untapped potential of young men and women, Rotary International President Harold T. Thomas urged Rotary clubs around the world to find ways to encourage service among youth, foster their active interest in the community and offer opportunities for them to develop as leaders. Two years later, 23 students at Melbourne High School in Melbourne, Florida came together to form the first Interact Club. Now, Rotarians are not just helping youth but empowering them to serve locally and internationally with their Rotary club sponsors. Thousands of communities around the world have benefited from the service of Interact clubs. Interactors have discovered a program that offers fun, meaningful service activities while providing a chance to develop leadership skills and meet new friends. In turn, sponsor Rotary clubs have gained increased support for projects and fresh ideas for service while helping to develop future Rotarians. Our Interact Club welcomed more that 40 students in September. “It all started off near the end of last year when some of our parents got connected to rotary members and thought that it would be cool if Summit had an Interact Club too,” said President Nathan Guyer. “We held the election over the summer and I ran for president and here I am now.” “It was really cool to watch the club grow from three people to the 40 we have now,” said sophomore Devon Holler. Interact Club members first worked with the Bend Community Center, volunteering for “Hoedown for Hunger,” to help raise funds for the Feed the Hungry program. Students helped with decorations and seating for the event which included bluegrass, folk and Americana bands. Students also helped serve during the chili feed. English teacher Doug McDonald advises the Interact Club with the help of Rotary member Evie Lerner. “I knew there was a group looking for an adviser, and when I was in high school, Rotary gave me a scholarship. I’ve always felt obliged to pay them back,” said McDonald. Interact members next tackled a project helping the Ten Friends organization. Ten Friends helps build water purification systems in Nepal. The founders, Mark LaMont
Drama Club When 20 actors attended the Southern Oregon Regional Acting Competition in Medford on Jan. 6, they were shocked and thrilled by the results. An unprecedented five won their prospective categories: Alec Armijo, Maddie Dunkelberg, Alex Hardin, Ali Kinkade and Bailey Olmstead will compete at the State Conference on March 31 in Salem. In addition, Armijo and Austin Skelton recieved Regional Finalist awards, runners-up in their categories. The actors that competed at Regionals came away with a very positive experience no matter if they qualified for State or not, and will travel with others to State to support the competitors. Currently, the drama club is working on production of the one-act “The Murderous Mansion of Mr. Uno,” which will be performed Feb. 24 through Feb. 27. Senior Lauren Clair directed with assistance from fellow senior Cathy Carter. The cast included Ashley Carter, Cassie Smith, Coleman “Colemastah” Schaefer, Sara Coleman, Hannah Karren, Nic McKee, Kylar Pearson, Connor Barham, Kelsey Morrell, Nicole Cuddihy and Stacey Bender. Now, the club is turning its attention to fundraising for the state conference, which includes workshops and performances
Interact Club Secretary Hannah Goldstein and President Nathan Guyer discuss one of the club’s current projects. The members are gathering blankets and candles for Bend’s homeless population. Mitchell Bailey photo
and Rand Runco, Sisters High School teachers, spent a summer in Nepal and founded Ten Friends after returning to the states. Every summer the two men accompany volunteer workers to build and maintain purification systems in orphanages. Interact members raised more than $400 for Ten Friends by raking leaves and pine needles and completing yard debris removal in local neighborhoods. In December, the club painted Becca’s Closet, an orginization whose core mission is to collect and distribute dresses for students unable to afford attire for formal occasions. Interact Club members are busy now planning a clothing and blanket drive for the growing population of homeless in Bend. Members are also considering tackling community help projects such as creating alternative heating sources using recycled candles. “We are also hoping to find pen pals from Malawi, Africa to increase our cultural awareness,” said Guyer. Interact members assemble in Room C107 on Tuesdays during lunch to discuss upcoming club activities and plans. Sophomore Claire Masterangelo, a new Interact Club member, enjoys sharing with others interested in community service. “I like being able to connect with people internationally through Interact,” said Masterangelo. Freshman Abby Black is always looking for new volunteer opportunities. “I like the fact that we get to help the community and the world while we are with our friends,” said Black.
for those who are not competing, and planning their annual children’s camp, which introduces elementary-school students to theatre during a weeklong workshop that culminates in a performance of an adapted Shakespeare play. Auditions for the spring play “Pride and Prejudice” will take place in March. The Drama Club meets on Thursdays at lunch.
Choirs Halfway through the academic year, the choir department has undergone a huge overhaul. Former choir council vice president Austin Skelton has taken over the position of president. “The choir has a completely different dynamic this year then it has in the past. I’m really excited to see where it takes us,” said Skelton. Their next concert is scheduled for March 10, which will showcase the chorale’s repertoire for state. The annual district choir competition will take place in April, sending the highest ranked choirs in the district to the state competition. “The Storm has high hopes of qualifying for state,” said Skelton. After these competitions, the choir plans to compete in Seattle’s Heritage Festival in April, which they have competed
in every year since the school was founded in 2001. Skyliner Jazz also continued their annual valogram fundraiser. Skyliner members serenaded students with well known love themes, providing roses and candy for $10. They also fulfilled valograms for off-campus recipients for a $20 fee. The group managed to complete more than 175 valograms, earning more than $3,000 toward their trip to Seattle. “The choirs are very passionate about their singing. Be sure to come support our choir members at their winter concert on March 10, in the auditorium,” said Director Melissa Jacot.
Career Center The Scholarship Guide can be found on the Summit High website. Click Academics, click Future Center, and click Scholarship Guide to get to a listing of national, regional, state and local scholarships. Several gap year/study abroad programs will be visiting the Future Center. If you are planning on a summer, semester, or year-long foreign experience attend these events. ASSE, Outward Bound and Rustic Pathways are scheduled to visit, and others will follow. COCC and OSU Cascades visit the Future Center monthly. Check the B-Hall bulletin board, stop by the Future Center or call Kent Child at 322-3261 for the latest news.
A6 EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Egypt’s Mubarak steps down Egypt’s army told protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to leave or be arrested and an unconfirmed report said ousted President Hosni Mubarak was in a coma. According to the Washington Post, “AlMasry al-Youm quoted “well-informed sources” as saying Mubarak, 82, had fallen into a coma in his Sharm el-Sheik residence.” But RIA Novosti reported that the pro-government daily al-Gomhuria, citing sources, said Mubarak was in a “severe psychological condition” but not in a coma. A few dozen protesters who remained in the square said soldiers cordoned them off and they had been asked to leave or face arrest, al-Arabiya reported Monday. Egyptian banks were closed Monday due to workers’ strikes and will remain closed Tuesday to honor the Prophet Mohammed’s birth, Egypt’s central bank said.
Plastic bag ban debated in Salem The Oregon Legislature took up a controversial bill this week that would make Oregon the first state in the nation to ban disposable plastic bags. Senate Bill 536 would prohibit retailers from using single-use plastic bags starting Nov. 11. Shoppers would have to bring their own bags or pay five cents for each paper bag supplied by the store. Sen. Mark Hass, D-Beaverton, one of the bill’s sponsors, said in a Senate hearing Tuesday that Oregonians consume 1.7 billion plastic bags a year, and less than 5 percent of them are recycled.
Oregon students earn high marks on Advanced Placement tests About one-quarter of Oregon students in the class of 2010 took at least one Advanced Placement course during their high school career – a record high for the state and a ten percent increase compared to students in the class of 2009. The College Board’s annual AP Report to the Nation released last week also shows that performance among Oregon students has increased as well. The number of kids passing AP exams with a score of three or higher increased by about 6 percent compared to 2009 numbers. Overall, about 60 percent of the kids who took AP exams passed with a score of three or above. Students often earn college credit when achieving a three or above on an Advanced Placement test. Student performance in the program is also used as an indicator of college success. Over the past five years, there’s been a nationwide push to expose more kids – particularly students from underrepresented communities -- to the advanced classes to help prepare them for the more rigorous coursework they might find in college. Oregon’s increase in overall participation and performance numbers mimics a nationwide trend.
Mt. Bachelor expansion plan clears U.S. Forest Service hurdles Mt. Bachelor announced that the U.S. Forest Service has accepted the resort’s updated Master Development Plan -- an ambitious expansion outline for the next 10 years. But the resort’s president noted that the approval process for new lifts, a new lodge and much more “has only just begun.” The plan proposes a new lift and ski trails east of the Rainbow Chair, a new base lodge, parking lot, learning area with multiple carpet-conveyor lifts and Kids Adventure Zone at the Sunrise base area, relocation of the tubing hill, expanded family snow play area and new Nordic trail all located in the West Village base area, and additional summer activities and amenities such as downhill mountain biking served by the Pine Marten Express, a new hiking trail and canopy zip line tour course between Pine Marten and West Village lodges.
New Redmond high names picked The new high school in Redmond will have one of the following three names: Ridgeview, South Redmond or Grandview. The Redmond School District is no longer accepting name suggestions for the school, which is set to open for the 2012-13 year and is being paid for with money from the $110 million bond voters passed in 2008. A volunteer committee recommended the three names, ranking Ridgeview as its favorite. The committee favored Ridgeview because the school will have expansive views of the mountains and the name refers to Pleasant Ridge, a community that once stood in the area south of Redmond. Some committee members favored South Redmond because the name is place specific, so people across the state would always know where the school was located. Grandview, committee members said, also referred to the view of the mountains.
Facebook develops new products Consumer protection organizations question popular site security issues Shawn Marcum Staff Writer
When junior Jessie Foster comes home after school she hits the books and shares dinner with her family. Then, like every other teen, she checks her Facebook page. “I always ‘chat’ with my friends and comment on pictures and posts that interest me,” said Foster. “I usually spend at least 30 minutes The company, founded in 2004 by Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg, initially catered first to Harvard students and then became available to all. It is now viewed as percent of Summit one of the new rulers of students active on the Internet. “The company has facebook grown at a meteoric pace, doubling in size since 2009 active facebook users and pushing international worldwide competitors aside. Its policies, more than those of any other company, are helping to define standards minutes the average for privacy in the Internet user is on facebook in age,” said Canadian Press spokesman Adrian Wyld. a month “In a major expansion, Facebook has spread itpieces of content the self across other websites by offering members the average user creates chance to “Like’’ somein a month thing - share it with their network - without leaving the web page they’re on,” said Wyld. “It’s the whole world in one page and it’s the open book to life,” said senior Karin Falch. “But it is very time consuming.” “In November 2010, Zuckerberg introduced Facebook Messages, a new unified messaging system.
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Evaluation Continued from A2 “Then, if a majority of students say no and have valid reasons why, the teacher could take classes to help them improve,” said Rodriguez. “People come into classrooms to evaluate teachers, but no one ever asks the students, which seems wrong, since no one really experiences the teaching besides the students.” Some suspect teachers may begin to teach students to perform well on standardized tests to protect themselves, instead of teaching students the skills and information that will benefit them in all subjects. “I think that students will lose certain skills in writing and comprehension. We would also miss out on many beneficial discussions, which can help broaden our views,” said senior Sterling Dillingham. Schools are beginning to recognize reform as a necessity in order for the U.S. to compete with other countries. According to news.yahoo.com, we are currently ranked 14th out of 34 nations for reading, 17th for science and 25th for math. “The education system is probably getting worse because teachers are not paid competitively and the career is not stressed as being important enough,” said Dillingham. “Teachers should have frequent meetings with their coworkers and make goals for student achievement.” “Direct observation by administration, asking the students, peer evaluations by other teachers and test scores should all factor into teacher evaluation,” said chemistry teacher Jim Moehl. Most will agree that schools need to undergo changes, but not everyone agrees with Gates’ plans of videotaping and testing. Some feel more training is necessary. Educators are suggesting that merit pay could potentially increase the caliber of teaching. The Bend-La Pine School District is implementing a new system called the CLASS Project. Teachers will be rated in one of three tiers: emerging professional, professional and advanced professional. There will be incentives to reach a higher tier. Career advancement, or compensation, and leadership experiences are included in the incentives. To move up in brackets, teachers must demonstrate proficiency in the skills required at each level. “The whole idea is not paying teachers to
“It allows people to communicate with one another on the Web and on mobile phones regardless of whether they are using e-mail, text messages or online chat services,“ Wyld said. According to Facebook, the website has 50 percent of the 500 million users a day using the website resulting in each person spending 700 billion minutes a year on the website. “In Norway, Facebook is open at school during the day, so we always went on. We played games, looked at pictures and messaged our friends,” said foreign exchange senior Kristine Fjelde. Students in the Bend-La Pine School District do not have access to Facebook or other social networking websites. Facebook’s rise has been marked by a string of controversy. Three other Harvard students maintain that they came up with the original idea and that Zuckerberg, whom they had hired to write code for the site, stole the idea to create Facebook. Facebook has denied the allegations. A long-running lawsuit is pending. A movie about Facebook’s tumultuous origins, “The Social Network,” goes so far as to portray Zuckerberg as an insensitive, greedy computer nerd concerned only about his needs. Zuckerberg asserted the portrayal of the company’s founding is fiction and disputed the characterization of him in the film. However, in a New Yorker magazine profile, he acknowledged having indulged in a bit of sophomoric arrogance. Facebook also came under fire when 15 privacy and consumer protection organizations filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, charging that the site manipulates privacy settings to make users’ personal information available for commercial use. Also, some Facebook users found their private chats accessible to everyone on their contact list - a major security breach that’s left a lot of people wondering just how secure the site is. Others point to concerns that personal information may be shared with third parties and that privacy settings revert to a less safe default mode after each redesign. Others express worries that real friends could unknowingly make users vulnerable or that fake profiles for hackers are created. “Certainly, there are growing pains. Facebook is considered a young company and it has been around a few years now. It is continuing to figure this out,” said Joan Goodchild, senior editor of Chief Security Officer Online. “It is hard to compare this to others; we have never had this phenomenon before in the way people are communicating with each other - only e-mail comes close.”
“People come into classrooms to evaluate teachers, but no one ever asks the students, which seems wrong, since no one really experiences the teaching besides the students.” Gardenia Rodriguez have students perform, but to compensate good teachers who help inexperienced teachers become better,” said social science teacher Patrick Kilty. Administrators may appoint more experienced teachers to be trained, and then pay them to help new teachers become more effective. “It’s not about merit. In the end, it’s about the students learning what they need to learn,” said Kilty. Students may have noticed Summit taking more steps to ensure quality teaching. Teachers in the math department are collaborating under a new program called Math Studio. Math teachers Matt Johnson, Kathie Quick, Mike Carpenter and Jackie Greenwood are all participating in Math Studio, created to improve math teaching methods. The teachers completed a four day training called Best Practices, along with math teachers from Marshall High School and La Pine High School. Teachers discussed methods to improve learning and prevent struggling. “Math Studio could potentially help students in all areas. We want to improve how math is taught and produce students who want to investigate math,” said Greenwood. Across the nation, school districts are discussing ways to improve schooling. According to upi.com, the United States is “no longer the world leader in secondary education.” In 2008, the United States ranked 18th out of 36 nations. Statistics show that practically nothing has changed over the past few years. “[Being average] is an absolute wake-up call for America,” said U.S. education secretary Arne Duncan in an interview with the Associated Press. Although many worry of the current state of the nation’s education, some feel success does
not only come from the information learned. “We need teachers who really care about the students. School isn’t just about learning from the textbooks or to prepare for tests. It also prepares you for life and gives you the social experience needed to be able to interact positively with others,” said Downs. This year, for the first time, Oregon graded schools partly by how much they improved individual students scores from one year to the next. Bend-La Pine schools want to use test scores, self-assessment, goal setting, professional development planning and other assessments to evaluate teachers. There is at least one discrepancy in the new system to connect teachers and their students’ test scores: high schools. Oregon high school students are given state tests during their sophomore year, and only in reading, writing, math and science. Most high school teachers won’t be directly tied to any test scores. Similarly, elementary and middle school teachers of music, art, physical education, social studies and health have no student tests to show their effectiveness. This means teachers will not be able to receive raises or be fired based on their students’ test scores. Any use of test scores in teacher evaluations would be decided at a school district level after negotiations between the administration and teachers union. A few districts and unions have agreed on new evaluation systems that put more emphasis on documenting gains in student learning. If Oregon wins federal money, efforts to measure teachers’ effectiveness by the improvement of their student’s test scores would take effect more quickly.
“Replacing the ‘n-word’ with ‘slave’ changes the meaning of the story. There is a history to the words and changing them is a break in our First Amendment rights.” Logan Crecraft
“The only reason the word ‘slave’ would be better than the ‘n-word’ would be so that someone who is totally against that word would feel more comfortable reading that book.” Sarah West
“I don’t think they need to change the word. It was written so long ago and we need to understand what the time reference was. To change the ‘n-word’ to ‘slave’ could be offensive as well.” Carina Forras
“The use of a discriminatory word gives context realism. Blacks were persecuted. Calling the character a slave confuses the reader. But I suppose it makes the book ‘acceptable.’” Drew Robson
EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
“I don’t think that someone should have changed the original text. The ‘n-word’ is part of the historical background, and although the word is meant to be a derogatory name and placed in the story, it shows the full purpose.” Stacy Bender
“Since when is it okay to censor literature? We should just be mature enough to understand the historical reference. That’s the way people talked back then. If you don’t want to read the ‘n-word,’ don’t read Huck Finn.” Cassie Smith
“I think it’s “The difference pointless to between the change the right word and context of a the almost right novel when we word is really a large matter – it’s should be literate and educated the difference enough to between understand the lightning and a historical context lightning bug.” of it.” Mark Twain Ali Bylund
“Changing the ‘n-word’ to ‘slave’ really does not solve anything. Huck Finn is a historical novel written in a time period when the ‘n-word’ was used. So to truly understand the novel, the word should not be changed.” Megan Fristoe
‘Huckleberry Finn’ controversy- To be or not to be? Mark Twain novel edits spark discussion Laura Robson
guage affects learning and certainly the nature of censorship, then difficult as it is likely to be, it’s a good thing.” “If students are allowed to read the new version in school rather dventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was first than not read it at all, they should. But there should still be copies of published in 1884 as a satire, with main points and ideas the original book, too,” said freshman Sage Wiltse in defense of Alan against racism. Yet in modern society, it is greatly criticized Gribben’s revised edition of the novel. The other side will suggest that a classic story like Adventures for its derogatory slurs, particularly the “N-word.” of Huckleberry Finn should The word appears more than 200 times not be altered, and should throughout the novel, however, in some rekeep true to the intent of cent copies, it has been replaced with the word Mark Twain and the era it “slave,” creating even more controversy. was written in. According to “I don’t think anyone Banned in the U.S.A., should change Huck Finn,” it is the fourth most n Samuel Langhorne Clemens was his birth name, said sophomore Gillian Harpcommonly banned but he was known to the world as Mark Twain and er. “If it was originally written book in American called “the father of American literature” by William one way, you’re massacring schools. “Parents and Faulkner. the words by altering them. It’s students have called not okay to use the ‘n-word’ for the removal of n Twain adopted his pen name in 1863 in Nevada. nowadays, but that’s the word “Huck Finn” from This was the time that earned him fame now and in Twain meant to use, and that’s reading lists for later life. He became a notable writer and earned his part of American history.” more than a half name as an individual famous writer. His primary pen Librarian Eila Overcash also century,” reported name is a term that had been use by riverboat men. disapproves of the new ediPhillip Rawls of the tion. “It is ludicrous. If Mark Associated Press. n During the American Civil War Mark Twain also Twain were alive today, he In 1957, Rawls performed other jobs from time to time namely gold would be writing another satpoints out, the New prospector, steamboat pilot and journalist during the ire about this. Huck Finn is a York City Board of period of Gold Rush in Nevada and San Francisco. satire, that’s the purpose of it. Education removed He used those words to make the book from the n Twain was also said to be a famous lecturer who was the reader feel uncomfortable. approved textbook known for his art of storytelling and stage presence. That’s what makes you think.” lists of elemenEnglish teacher Christie tary and junior n Olivia was the wife of Twain for 34 years, after McCormick includes Advenhigh schools, but which she died. She gave Twain four children: Jean, tures of Huckleberry Finn as it could be taught Susy, Langdon and Clara Clemens. a part of her junior year curin high school riculum. “I think that our and bought for n Twain became famous quickly with just over thirty altogether appropriate desire school libraries. pieces of his writing that were published. He wrote to avoid offensive language As a solution, about satire literature, short stories, historical fiction sometimes goes overboard. Alan Gribben, a and non-fiction. He is the one responsible for writing This is one such instance. The professor at Auclassics namely Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and The fact that this novel has stirred burn University, Pauper and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. controversy ever since it was has teamed up first published is a credit, I with NewSouth n The Classical Huckleberry Finn has the honor of think, to its greatness. Twain’s Books. They being the fifth most frequently challenged book by intention was to shake up our decided to creAmerican Library Association. sensibilities, to make us think ate a new ediabout who and what we really tion which uses n Twain was vice president of American Antiare. He continues to do that, “slave” in place Imperialist League during his last few years of life. I guess, as we are still rooting of the “N-word,” He became the vice president in 1901. ourselves in old paradigms “Indian” rather and working to ensure we are than “injun,” and on the ‘right side’ of popular “half-blood” as opinion - whatever that is,” said McCormick. apposed to “half-breed.” While the “N-word” is ugly and unacceptable in every sense, many “This is not an effort to render... Huck Finn color blind. Race matters in these books. It’s a matter of how you express that in the 21st historians find it appropriate in its context in this pre-Civil War era story century... It’s such a shame that one word should be a barrier between and suggest political correctness and social sensitivities do not give us permission to rewrite history or to tamper with great works of literature. a marvelous reading experience and a lot of readers,” said Gribben. The suggested changes to a classical piece of literature caused even Literature historians cry that the “edited” version of Huck Finn is something like vandalism. Remember John Ashcroft, the Attorney General more debate and turmoil, forming two opposing sides. under George W. Bush, who covered the “Spirit of Justice” statue in the The first argument supports the new text. After receiving a great deal of criticism, the publisher of NewSouth Great Hall of Justice with draperies because he found it pornographic? Books, Suzanne La Rosa, did not back down. “We didn’t undertake This ridiculous act reminds many of us of that. Maybe Shakespeare’s this lightly. If our publication fosters good discussion about how lan- Puck said it best: “Lord, what fools these mortals be.”
The fights for gender equality and an end to poverty may be a part of the same battle - the battle to turn
OPPRESSION TO OPPORTUNITY life every minute. Much of this is due to the mistreatment of women and the lack of education about safe birthing methods, which stems from gender discrimination, particularly in all impoverNew York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof stood on local Tower ished, African nations. Theatre stage recently and expounded on the important issues facUnsupervised births can result in a fistula in new mothers - a hole ing our global community. in the body that collects waste and dehabilitates the woman, who is “Although I already knew that many women in the world were often shunned for her smell and inability to walk or be useful to her suffering terrible situations, it was captivating to hear the stories of household. While improved childbirth education efforts are in full specific women Kristof met and how he helped them, while also swing, The Fistula Foundation provides the women it serves with working to better the situation of women everywhere,” said senior an operation to cure the fistula, a new dress and bus fare home. Brynne Bailey, who, with other students, was given the opportunity to attend Kristof’s seminar. “As unfortunate as it is, women worldwide are not always allowed to live up to their full potential. I think this is mostly due to (as Kristof discussed) a lack of education for both men and women, and that lack of education has led to the gender discrimination that is holding some women back,” said Bailey. If you educate a woman, you educate her children for generations, breaking the cycle of poverty and inequality. “Education opens the door to a brighter future,” said Rand Runco, a local humanitarian who founded Bend-based aid organization Ten Friends in 2005 with “In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slav- Mark LaMont. LaMont points out that better education means that ery. In the twentieth century, it was the battle against totalitarian- there is less need to take care of “higher-order needs” like shelter and clean water. ism,” said Kristof. An old Chinese proverb states that “women hold up half the sky.” “We believe that in this century the paramount moral challenge In China, however, many girls cannot afford to go to school, and the will be the struggle for gender equality throughout the world.” Women have a longer life expectancy than men, and in most na- tuition is equal to about $15. In many countries, girls do not have tions, the population reflects this with females outnumbering males. access to sanitary pads and must stay home from school a few days However, “Over 100 million women are missing,” wrote econo- every month. The girls fall behind and drop out. Providing sanitary mist Amartya Sen in an essay appearing in The New York Review pads to girls in one village cut the dropout rate in half. There are myriad causes and myriad ways to help, but education of Books. This discrepancy is due to countries where girls have “a deeply unequal status” - Pakistan has 111 males to every 100 fe- is the best way to help people make a better world. Battling gender inequality and poverty is very, very possible. males, while China has 107. The connections between these two issues are many. In countries According to Kristof, at least two million girls worldwide join the ranks of disappearing women every single year because of gender where women are in the educated workforce, even at lower wages discrimination. Unwanted advances from a boss at work or the girls’ than men, the economy is more prosperous. Ten Friends specializes in providing aid to people in Nepal. The soccer team not having as much money as the boys’ soccer team are organization provides scholarships for Nepalese schoolchildren, parnot the issue. The issues, to use Kristof’s word, are lethal. When a family has little food and both a boy and a girl to feed, in ticularly those in orphanages. The school project began in 2006 with nations like China and Pakistan, the boy will get the entire meal and 13 sponsored children, a number that has tripled in recent years. LaMont and Runco hope to change the status quo in terms of eduthe girl will starve. In India, a “Bride Burning” occurs every two hours to eliminate a cation in Nepal. “In general, women are not encouraged to get higher education. woman so a man can remarry or punish a disobedient wife. Actually they are often discouraged or not allowed by their parents An Afghani man quoted an old proverb to Kristof on his travels: to get higher education...they are often forced to work in distant vil“A woman’s place is in the home or in the grave.” It elicited gasps from the Tower audience, and yet gender inequal- lages rather than go to school,” said LaMont. In addition, the organization’s Himalayan Education Center is ity is treated the same way that slavery was treated by many good a sponsored project that instructs women on how to be teachers. people - a terrible thing, but not a problem with a ready solution. “We plan, in the long term, to create a regional education center for women in Khandbari (50-100 women). Right now it is small scale. But there is no shortage of intelligent girls in those remote villages who would be really happy to get a college education that they can’t afford,” said LaMont. Though there is not enough funding to expand the school now, “the girls are proud of themselves, they become leaders in their villages A practice that is largely overlooked here and abroad, the traf- whether or not they are hired as village teachers. They are role models ficking of girls is nevertheless a huge issue worldwide. Kristof tells as they attend school and after they finish. They change perceptions the story of a Cambodian girl named Srey Rath in his book “Half through time, [and] perceptions change reality,” said LaMont. the Sky.” Rath went to a distant town in Thailand to work as a dishLaMont outlined the basic goal of his organization: “To set exwasher, but the uncle entrusted with her sold her to a brothel, where amples for the people and government in Nepal [that], with persisshe was beaten and drugged into submission. One day, she desper- tence, life can change for the better, lives can be saved, and living ately broke out of the brothel and found her way to the local police standards can be improved with basic needs and especially by emstation, but the authorities just sold her to another brothel. powering women.” Srey Rath’s story is not unique, nor is this only a foreign probBailey emphasized the importance of all corporations, businesses lem. Sex trafficking also hits close to home. Highway 97, which and inviduals contributing monetarily, as well. runs through Bend, is a prime highway for sex traffickers just as the “Like most global issues, one of the only ways to solve the problem streets of Thailand are. Objectification of women becomes more than is to raise money. Money that would go towards building schools, scantily-clad dancers in music videos in places where these practices freeing women from sexual slavery, and creating organizations to are the norm. assist those women who are in serious need of help,” she said. Another problem that should have an easy fix is maternal mortality (women dying in a manner related to childbirth), which claims a Ali Kinkade
Education: making a brighter future
Why focus on women?
Modern slavery and discrimination
Summit graduate Naomi Wright is spending a gap year in Senegal, Africa as a participant in the “Global Citizen Year” initiative. She learned about Tostan, an organization that has the mission to “empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social change based on respect for human rights.” Tostan, which means “breakthrough” in the Wolof language, brings a 30-month program based on education to communities in African countries. “I’ve never heard of a more compelling approach [to development],” said Wright, praising the organization’s basis of respect for human rights as an agent for change. Nov. 28, 2010 marked a public declaration by over 3,000 people in 700 villages in Senegal that the people were abandoning traditional practices of female genital cutting and child/forced marriage. Scores of organizations like these exist in developing countries. They are increasingly focused on helping women, and they are increasingly succeeding at what they do. Wright and her companions are doing everything from switching gender roles for traditional responsibilities to providing vaccinations to creating awareness. They hope that others will follow in their footsteps and become citizens of the globe by getting involved. LaMont suggested some ways for students to get involved. “First, [high school students] need to be concerned about and aware of the situations faced daily by billions of people (lack of educational opportunity, clean water, safety, food, etc.) and then to take lifelong action,” he said. “They need to help themselves by researching, reading, networking, etc. The action needs to be a persistent and habitual part of their life - a time and energy set aside for improving the lot of others, a part of their entire life. The work is often not fun and short-timers are common. “The action can take many forms - local volunteering, working to save money for a favorite charity, volunteering their time to a favorite charity, or planning and acting on some need that exists locally or internationally. “[Students] could also persuade their administration that they need service learning as part of their curriculum, rather than learning that’s based on individual success and an individual’s future, some portion of our learning should be about national or international service to a collective cause and a greater good for all that has a positive affect past today and past our own lifetimes.”
The bottom line The statistics are rattling, overwhelming and enraging. But the heart of the matter is this—there are a lot of people who need help, but there are also a lot of us who can help in small and large ways. “I think awareness is first and it seems to be coming,” said LaMont. “Lots of people are concerned, talking about these problems, then persuading, pushing, acting. Peoples and governments need to be aware of the problem and that they need to change. These kinds of changes are very slow, like removing racism is, because they involve the religion, culture, and historic traditions. It will take time, persistence, pressure, and lots of involvement. We’ll have to wait, but I’m hopeful that with more people aware and involved, worldwide changes will come sooner.” Select web sites for aid organizations mentioned in the article are:
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A10 EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
OUR VOICE Environmental agencies protect After the Environmental Working Group found Chromium 6 in water samples from two dozen cities, including a sample from the Avion Water Company which serves 6,000 customers in Bend, many of us were wondering, what now? The good news is the Environmental Protection Agency has begun recommending that utilities conduct regular testing for this toxic chemical. Bend was selected, along with 35 other cities by the Environmental Working Group for testing because in previous years they showed traces of chromium in water quality reports. Both the Avion Water Company and the Bend Water Department reported such detections. Before this new recommendation from the Environmental Protection Agency, cities only tested for chromium. They did not determine how much of the total chromium was made up of the cancer-causing Chromium 6, which is necessary. Thankfully, the Environmental Protection Agency is producing a guidance document for the cities named in the study, which will outline recommendations for new testing procedures.
Serendipity programs worthwhile Thanks to Serendipity West Foundation, many of us were able to experience the award-winning Challenge Day program. For everyone who would like to see this program return to our school and reach others in Central Oregon, a fund-raising program benefiting Serendipity West is taking place at Whole Foods over the next two months. Whole Foods will donate proceeds from its bag donation program to the foundation if customers bring their own bags and let the cashier know they want to donate their bag refunds to Serendipity West. It costs roughly $10,000 for a three day Challenge Day program. Serendipity West Foundation’s mission is to help cover these costs so this program can come to as many schools as possible. This would be an incredible opportunity for us to help Serendipity West Foundation cover the cost of bringing Challenge Day to schools across central Oregon.
Dreams of future wedding turn to real nightmares for writer
am lucky enough to have several reoccurring nightmares. The horrible dream plaguing my nights mostly involves, of all things, my wedding. Surely there are plenty of ladies in their twenties or thirties willing to kill for that sort of fluffy dream. But really, God, or the sandman, or whoever puts this stuff in my head, I’m seventeen. Not really looking to settle down quite yet. My wedding dreams tend to follow the same format. Clad in that garishly, blindingly white dress I stand at the back of the
While most of us are looking forward to relaxing over spring break, 50 fellow students are looking forward to giving back to our community. On March 21-23, the team will work with Bend’s Habitat for Humanity on two projects in our town. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization founded on the belief that everyone, regardless of race or religion should have a safe, affordable place to live. It provides housing solutions to families left homeless. Whenever possible, Habitat For Humanity builds these houses to be energy efficient and sustainable. Those organizing the program hope to invest over nine hundred work hours to help provide families in Bend with affordable and safe housing. All students are welcome to apply and brochures can be found in the Main Office and Future Center. There will be three mandatory training meetings before spring break to prepare all who are interested for a life-changing experience.
Storm Time remains popular
Student Assist program not perfect We have all finished our first semester on our new eight period schedule. Many of us have three or four advanced placement classes and advanced math and language classes. Many of us find ourselves feeling a great deal more stress and we are sweating, trying to keep our straight A’s. We appreciate the Student Assist program teachers are using to track grades. It allows us to check our grades on a daily basis and we can help teachers catch any errors or missing grades not entered. We can easily identify any missing assignments we have forgotten to turn in that very well could lower our grades. Parents love the program as well and now can keep a close eye on their student’s progress. Some question, however, if the program doesn’t actually add more stress. How many of us are checking our grades daily, if not several times during the day? How many of us continually talk with our friends about what percentage of points we currently have in each class? How many of us finish an exam and spend several minutes logging into the Student Assist program multiple times, only to find the test scores haven’t been posted yet? How many of us see a score posted and immediately run to a teacher to see if we can have a few more points? How many of us have parents micro-managing our progress? Perhaps, the next time we stress over whether we receive fewer points than expected, or whether we have an A or even an A-minus, we should relax and consider if we actually learned anything. It’s not all about the grade.
smidge ‘til I get hitched? My theory is that it stems from my fear of being thrust into a situation unprepared. I hate that feeling. And look at me, that’s what I’m about to do in real life. Maddie I’m this close to choosing a colDunkelberg lege, to commitColumnist ting and settling down with a life I’m not remotely prepared for. The powers that expect me to choose a school, a major, a career even, but I don’t know what I want to do. I’m not prepared, but I’m about to marry Fitty here, metaphorically speaking. But maybe it will turn out okay. Come to think of it, usually the dreams do, too. It took a lot of work, but eventually I procured an annulment for my marriage to Fifty Cent. Similarly, even if I choose the wrong college, I won’t be stuck in a rut for the rest of my life. I’ll make it work. And if things get rocky, well…there’s always marriage counseling.
WikiLeaks: Friend or foe?
Students to volunteer with Habitat
After over a semester with the new Storm Time program, it’s hard to imagine a school week without it. Not only does it help those of us who are struggling in some classes, but it’s equally as valuable to those of us who appreciate the extra time to work on projects and homework. Many of us even have time to get ahead. Peer tutoring during Storm Time is proving to be extremely popular among students. Upperclassmen are able to personally mentor others, which is a positive experience for both the mentor and those being tutored. Being able to see any teacher is one of the most beneficial parts of Storm Time. We can make up tests, find oneon-one help in the areas we are struggling and discuss any concerns we might have about the class. We really appreciate the effort our administration and teachers have put into this program.
church awaiting what should be the glorious sound of the wedding march. Right about now is when I regain my right mind. Why in the world would I agree to get married in high school? I don’t want to get married! I want nothing more than to call the whole thing off, but I think of those poor people, the hundreds of friends and family who have flown from billions of miles away to attend my wedding (apparently Dream Maddie is really popular). Ultimately I grit my teeth and go forth so as not to bum out my guests. Now that I’m conscious, this seems like a pretty stupid reason to marry somebody. “Oh, yeah, I don’t really love you, but the good people are expecting a show!” Sometimes it’s too late to back out, anyway, like someone drugged me and carted me up to the alter while I dozed. Take the dream where I married Fifty Cent for example. True story—I can’t name a single one of his songs, yet I dream of being unwittingly joined in holy matrimony with the guy. Utterly inexplicable. Recently I began to wonder, what causes these bizarre dreams? One of my friends’ immediate responses was, “Talk about a fear of commitment.” I’m no dream analyst, but I feel like it’s not that. I mean, marriage, sure, yeah, bring it on, but not now. Shouldn’t we be glad that I want to wait a
Michael Mayer Staff Writer
heck out Wikileaks on the internet and you will find this is one very busy international non-profit organization, committed to showing truth. A Norwegian parliamentarian has nominated Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, saying his publication of thousands of secret government documents has helped to promote human rights, democracy and freedom of speech. Many view him as a hero. Today, the Wikileaks organization finds itself in real hot water. Assange faces legal, financial and technological challenges after releasing hundreds of secret U.S. diplomatic cables to the public. Elected officials have expressed their concerns and even fear of the reign of terror of the unchecked website. Google Wikileaks and you will find a long list of controversial actions. It is notorious for posting private, secret and classified media from anonymous news sources and news leaks. Wikileaks’ accountability is being questioned by many government officials. In April 2010 Wikileaks posted a video from a 2007 incident in which Iraqi civilians and journalists were killed by U.S. forces, on a website called Collateral Murder.
could totally change the news,” and Julian Assange was named the Readers’ Choice for TIME’s Person of the Year in 2010. At the same time, several U.S. government officials have criticized WikiLeaks for exposing classified information, harming national security and compromising international diplomacy. Even Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton suggested the leaks could very well threaten national security. Several human rights organizations requested that WikiLeaks remove the names of civilians working with international forces, in order to prevent personal repercussions. Some journalists have likewise criticized a perceived lack of editorial discretion when releasing thousands of documents at once and without sufficient analysis. Journalists across the world have wondered where to draw the line between good journalists and electronic terrorists and many of them have their own answers. Some condemn Assange and WikiLeaks while others support them as idols of free speech, suggesting the U.S. is making a martyr of free speech. Where will we decide to draw the line? Journalists may someday look back upon the WikiLeaks scandal and question U.S. national security. Many will question why Bradley Manning, the 22-year-old U.S. Army private Devon Burke art suspected of giving WikiLeaks secret U.S. diplomatic cables, In July of the same year, Wikileaks reclassified U.S. intelligence released the Afghan War Diary, a collection ports and videos, was granted top secret of more than 76,900 documents about the security clearance. War in Afghanistan. These documents were There is no doubt there are legitimate not previously available for public review, reasons for keeping many diplomatic conand were intended to remain private. versations secret. The latest WikiLeaks revIn October, 2010 the group released a elations caused awkward moments as they package of almost 400,000 documents called contained blunt assessments of world leadthe Iraq War Logs in coordination with ma- ers and their faults. jor commercial media organizations. This WikiLeaks, however, may well improve allowed every death in Iraq and across the our democracy. Obama himself called for border in Iran to be documented. greater transparency and a reduction of In November, 2010 Wikileaks began re- state secrets among government officials. leasing U.S. State department diplomatic The WikiLeaks documents are valuable cables, an act equal to that of treason. because they illuminate American policy Assange vowed to publish secret details in a way that Americans and others deof offshore accounts after a Swiss banking serve to see. Americans are entitled to see whistle-blower handed over data on 2,000 the entire picture. purportedly tax-dodging individuals and While many are encouraging online serfirms, many who may well be American. vice providers to blacklist sites and legislaThere have been calls that he be arrested tors consider writing new espionage laws or treated as a terrorist. that would further criminalize the publiSome governments who support his web cation of government secrets, we perhaps site, like Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir should allow WikiLeaks the same first Putin, condemned Assange’s detention as amendment rights that we receive, that a violation, and simply “undemocratic.” protect all freedom of speech. Wikileaks has received praise as well as Instead, verify the accuracy of the criticism. The organization has won a num- WikiLeaks reports. Certainly we should ber of awards, including The Economist’s hold them accountable. Punitive actions New Media Award in 2008 and Amnesty are well deserved if what they print is liInternational’s UK Media Award in 2009. belous or not true. In 2010, the New York City Daily News But don’t drape a veil over government listed Wikileaks first among websites “that policies we should all be aware of.
Sharing the Arizona tragedy I
ncreasing acts of violence have caused many to point fingers at the media as the source of the problem, especially after the mass shooting at a Safeway parking lot in Tucson, Arizona, Jan. 8, 2011. Six people, including a nine-year-old girl and a federal judge were killed. Gabrielle Giffords, a democratic congresswoman and the first Jewish woman representative from Arizona, survived the attack. Now, as we look for reasons to explain this tragedy, we point fingers at an overwhelmed mental health community or a failing educational system for not creating a safety net to catch people who turn guns on others. Some media sources have been using the tragedy to further their position by blaming Sarah Palin, the tea party movement and talk radio. Liberals and non liberals alike are jumping at the opportunity to blame the conservative media icons in any way they can. In Arizona, the liberal media is attempting to pin the blame on the conservative parties for advocating lax gun control and making it easier for Loughner and others to obtain a weapon. Liberals blame the tea party movement’s sometimes militant rhetoric — for example, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s advice to her supporters via Twitter, “Don’t Retreat, Instead – RELOAD”. Palin had posted a U.S. map depicting crosshairs over the states where she hoped to oust democratic incumbents. That map no longer appears on the Web site of her political action committee. Sarah Palin took criticism after saying “Journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence that they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.” Palin’s use of language is sure to provoke further controversy. A blood libel refers to a notorious passage in St Matthew where Jews said of the crucifixion: “Let his blood be on our heads.” Later it referred to a medieval myth that Jews killed their children as part of a religious ritual. Giffords is Arizona’s first Jewish congresswoman. Palin denied that rhetoric had become more extreme. Her statement, reproduced on her Facebook page, said: “There are those who claim political rhetoric is to blame for the despicable act of this deranged, apparently apolitical criminal. And they claim political debate has somehow gotten more heated just recently. But when was it less heated?” A poll by CBS News showed that while a majority of voters (57 percent) think that harsh political rhetoric is not to blame for Saturday’s shooting, the survey results also indicate that more Republicans (69 percent) than Democrats (49 percent)
place no blame on the media. While many of us will say that no one made Jared Loughner shoot those people and he is solely responsible, others will say that those who spew words of hate and violence share in the blame when those who listen to those words act upon them. “It is facile and mistaken to attribute this madman’s act directly to Republicans or Tea Party memWill bers,” said Times editorial writer Paul Krugman. “But it is legitimate Lane to hold Republicans and particularColumnist ly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger” that has supposedly lead to an increase in the number of threats towards government officials. Arizona State University journalism professor Tim McGuire suggests that many of the accusations made against the media result from confusion on how to define the media in the digital age that we live in. This confusion has resulted in a blame game between political parties and media icons. “I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually. You don’t have to do it with bombast,” said Roger Ailes, president of Fox News, “I hope the other side does that.” “The media and politicians are trying to sell you the idea that this guy is a right-wing nut job. Moved into action by Fox News or me or Sarah Palin,” said Beck. “Everybody’s playing politics with a national tragedy. Media officials and politicians, alike, must tone down the rhetoric and prevent harsh influence that can have national consequences.” How do we, even as students, hold one another accountable while preserving the freedom of speech essential to a democratic society and our way of life? What responsibility do we each assume when we speak? How can we know the faceless and largely anonymous receivers of our messages, let alone predict reactions to the ideas we express? Jared Loughner acted alone, but his tragedy should make us pause and think. We are all responsibile and must try to help find and heal or call to the attention of authorities those who cannot be helped. We are all members of a larger group of people and we should all look out for each other.
Give credit for team sports
More music needed
Why should students participating in a Summit sport after school have to take a physical education (PE) class? The truth is, they should not have to. Students who play a sport after school should not have to take a PE class. Students who are spending their own time being active and staying in shape do not need to waste their time working out in school. Taking a PE class when one already works out can make the student more tired for their sport after school. PE classes are more directed towards students who are not active on their own time. For instance, I play basketball and in my PE class we had a session on how to play basketball. Why should I have to waste my own time on learning a sport that I already know how to play when I could be learning a skill for a different sport, or something for a different subject? The PE classes are very crowded, so getting rid of the kids who already do sports would be helpful for kids to have a more one on one relationship with their teacher. Allowing kids who already play sports after school to receive a PE credit would encourage other students who don’t play sports to play one. This would help a lot more kids become active and also meet new people. If students received a PE credit for participating in a Summit sport, it would give them a feeling of accomplishment and encourage other kids to do the same. I think this is a good idea because school is about helping and encouraging kids to have themselves feel accomplished in something they have done. Making sports a PE credit will help encourage students to do something different, become more active and meet new people. Lexie Campbell
Think before you shop
It seems easy and cheap to do grocery shopping at Safeway, but buying local food is an easy way to benefit Central Oregon. According to the Organic and Local Food Website, LocalHarvest, before produce reaches supermarkets’ shelves it has to travel an average of 1500 miles for US grown produce. Not to mention the fossil fuels burned shipping imported food. Using Central Oregon’s farms’ products benefits the Bend economy and favors open farmland over tightly packed cities. Food closer to home is more nourishing and tasteful. It’s easier than people think to get local produce in Bend. Organizations such as the Central Oregon Locavore make buying local a year round possibility. Central Oregon Locavore is an online market place where you purchase online and pick up your order at a meeting place every other Thursday. This genius site has fruits, vegetables, grass fed meats, locally made teas, coffee, chocolates, seafood and artisan cheeses. Growing fast, more than 60 farms are on their farm list. During the summer months, Local Farmers markets are common. Think before you shop. Shop smart and shop locally. Maddy Barrett
I have noticed there are a lot of things on our school paper about sports, parties, Student Council, etc. However, there are not as many things that appeal to people interested in music. I am writing this letter to recommend adding a section/page dedicated to only music. Music is a very large part of my life, and it is something I enjoy learning about, reading about and listening to. Possibilities for the section could be writing reviews on various new songs, sharing opinions and talking about music in Dan Judd’s Music Theory class or his Modern Popular Music class. Another possibility could be adding a small section into the art pages that has to do with music because, after all, music is a type of art. This could consist of interviewing the newer student bands and Judd’s band class on why music is important to them. I believe adding music to the paper will give musical students more of a reason to actually read it. Erin Ereman
Sparknotes lives on “After school and sports, I’m super tired and the last thing I wanna do is open up a school book and read about boring topics I’m not interested in,” said freshman Maddy Barrett. Many students would agree with Barrett and find themselves so overwhelmed with their workload, combined with their extracurricular activities that they are dying for an alternative. Others feel simply confused by the thirty pages of “The Odyssey” they were assigned to read and would prefer a simple summary instead. To solve these problems many students find themselves on sparknotes.com. Sparknotes is a student friendly site offering notes on classic novels, “Sparknotes,” which incorporate a plot overview, characters, themes, summaries and analysis of all chapters, important quotes explained, key facts, study questions, a quiz, suggestions for further reading and how to cite the Sparknote. Using this resource, students find themselves better understanding the material they were assigned. The site features a No Fear Shakespeare page, a SparkCollege Blog, Test Prep and SparkLife where people can contribute pieces of writing. It also contains Ask Miss Marm where questions can be asked relating to school. Sparknotes is opposed by some teachers because if students misuse it they can skip essential aspects in their work such as reading an actual novel. However, if they do the actual work first and the source is cited correctly it is not considered plagiarism. “I think Sparknotes and Cliffnotes are great resources as long as you read the actual book first. Even teachers read and use them to back up and get a better understanding of what they already know,” said communications teacher Karen Rosch. Overall Sparknotes proves a helpful and effective way to increase understanding among high school and college students who struggle wih comprehending advanced literature. Kaitlyn Hickmann
EYE OF THE STORM •Tuesday, February 22, 2011
What responsibility do we assume when we speak? How can we know the faceless and largely anonymous receivers of our messages, let alone predict reactions to the ideas we express?
YOUR VOICE Make Storm time optional
At the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year, Summit started to have Storm time four days a week. School officials thought it would be beneficial to all students as a study hall period or a time set aside to meet with teachers about schoolwork. A lot of students, who to begin with had no problem completing schoolwork or homework, found that sitting in a classroom for a little over a half an hour was not a useful way to spend their time. In my opinion, Storm time should be optional to the students who do not find themselves struggling with school. For me, I always feel like I’m trying to find something to do in Storm time to avoid wasting the entire time I’m there. Storm time should still be open to those who do need the help or time that the half hour block provided. Leigha Threlkeld
Bring back the dances
Dances have been a part of the high school experience since my mother was in high school. Though the dancing style was different from today’s, that is no reason to deprive students of a stress-free and fun environment. Grinding, a style of dancing that disgusts many adults, is just another part of today’s high school world. When my mom and dad were in high school they had many slow songs, which gave people the opportunity to be really close to each other and make out. Today, students don’t want as many slow songs, just like dance styles like the “Twist” and the “Swing” have faded into history. Dances are going to change, as is everything else in the world. Kids could do worse things than go to a simple high school dance. Unfortunately, the adult world seems to have forgotten what it was like to be a teenager. Yes, we go to high school to learn and study, but too much stress is unhealthy for a growing individual. High school events like dances relieve the stress for a brief and blissful moment. The students at Summit are not going to become different or dirty little children just because of our dancing styles. It does not change who we are. After a dance, we are still the same people who walked into it. We don’t go to dances in hopes of sex or drugs. We simply go to have fun with our friends, and forget the pressures of school. Is that so hard to understand? Honestly, cutting our dances down to only formal ones like Homecoming, Winter Formal and Prom is really boring. Most of them end up really stiff and expensive. It is the casual dances like the Glow Stick, Tropical Tango and 80’s Dance that are the most fun because they’re carefree, not as pricey and enjoyable. Please, parents and administration, don’t take away a part of the high school experience that is rightfully ours - keep the dances (all of them). You were all in high school once and you had dances that were probably scorned by your parents as well. Your kids and students are teenagers for goodness sake, not delinquents. Jessie Foster
EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
School, SATs, sports: No wonder teens feel stressed Preparing for college and excelling in extracurricular activities is very important. However, being able to balance everything, allowing free time in your schedule and enjoying this time in your life is just as crucial.
It is the society of this country that prohibits us from pushing as hard as we can and being the best, even if that is a huge part of our culture.
t is not uncommon to hear about how America is falling behind in education. U.S. students ranked 14th in reading, 15th in science and 25th in math when compared to the test results of 34 countries. So it is understandable that we should want to push our kids to the top and to be the best they can be. But we are not pushing students hard enough. The National Center for Education Statistics recently reported that U.S. students placed below average in math and science. In math, U.S. high school students were in the bottom quarter of the countries that participated. “The results are extraordinarily challenging to us and we have to deal with the brutal truth. We have to get much more serious about investing in education,” said U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Between 1995 and 2008, the United States slipped from ranking second in college graduation rates to 13th, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Paris-based organization that develops and administers the PISA exam. Of 34 OECD countries, only eight have a lower high school graduation rate. American students should be required to enroll in four years of math, English and science. Elementary students should begin their foreign language studies early on. More rigor needs to be added to the high school curriculum. What is better, being able to relax and enjoy a so-called childhood that will eventually morph into an adult life rife with bills and economic discontent, or working extremely hard now so that we can be secure and calm later in life? It all comes down to a case of immediate gratification versus delayed gratification. In fact, Stanford University did a study on this. Two-thirds of people will choose immediate gratification over delayed gratification every time. This is what we need to try to fix by adding more pressure to excel. Everyone knows that there are far better rewards, as far as employment, housing and opportunities when one attends college. Studies have shown that those with only high school diplomas make far less than those with a college degree. The U.S. Census Bureau proved this by showing that workers over 18 with a Bachelor’s Degree earned an average of $51,206 a year, whereas those with just a high school diploma earned an average of $27, 915. It is the society of this country that prohibits us from pushing as hard as we can and being the best, even if that is a huge part of our culture. The self-made man is the epitome of what it is to be an American, but what about those who don’t have the power of will to push themselves that hard? There is no punishment for misunderstanding. There is no spur other than the old saying, “Just try your best.” That doesn’t do anything. Who is to say if a student is really trying their hardest unless they have absolutely no other option? Failing classes should result in expulsion, or at the very least, decreased job opportunity. Currently, consequences for mistakes are almost non-existent, so students don’t take them seriously enough. China is moving to make their education system more like ours, and their reason? Because the strategy of teaching to tests inhibits creativity and individualism, something that our country has in bulk. Well, creativity is all well and good, but the desire to push oneself, and to learn because it is necessary, because it is supported and because it is loved is what will make one nation rise above them all. And right now that nation is not us. Ian Clark
eens are becoming over scheduled, over stressed and burnt out. We live in a highly achievement-oriented world, and there’s no denying it. Competition in the college admission process and in sports, music and other activities has never been higher. Teens feel they must over-extend themselves and achieve at any cost in order to have the best chance of getting into a great school and many feel the same way about playing at the highest level possible for their sport. This extreme pressure could potentially be detrimental. Not only are top colleges reporting record low acceptance rates, but there are many qualified applicants for every spot in a freshman class. Competition has reached a new high. It is obvious there is more competition for college and internships. Directors of college admissions confirm it. Teens wanting to get into a good college feel they must have the best grades and test scores possible and be involved in the most impressive-looking extracurriculars. Wanting to achieve your personal best in many different areas is great and one of the best ways to get accepted into a good college. Students are able to expand their personal skill sets through hard classes and new activities. So obviously, this drive is healthy and extremely helpful. The problem is when this drive and the pressure to succeed becomes excessive. Many students are arriving at college already burnt out, and many are failing classes they should be passing easily. Universities have reported freshmen as suffering from more depression, drug and alcohol abuse and eating disorders with fewer coping skills. Because of this, new students are having a significantly harder time adjusting to college life. As a year-round competitive tennis player, I’ve seen firsthand what it is like when parents care far too much about the outcome of their son or daughter’s match, even when they have given their best effort. It’s unhealthy to experience this type of criticism. Many parents only focus on the things their teen did wrong in the match, and instead of being supportive, criticize them right when they get off the court. They seem to be living out their own dreams through their teen’s sport. This makes playing stressful and takes all the joy out of it. Luckily, my parents are not like this and I am pretty sure if they were, I would not be playing competitively. Competing in sports and other extra-curriculars, and deciding how seriously you want to take it is your decision. Preparing for college and excelling in extra-curricular activities is very important. However, being able to balance everything, allowing free time in your schedule and enjoying this time in your life is just as crucial. We only go through high school once, and we should cherish it. Just because everyone else’s life seems stressful and hectic, it doesn’t mean yours has to be or even that this type of lifestyle is beneficial. Sure, they may end up going to the college they have always dreamed of and excel in their outside activities, but is it worth it if it comes at the price of their physical and psychological health and well-being? I do not know about you, but I would rather find a way to go to my dream college and reach my tennis goals without being burnt out, and actually enjoy all the things I have worked so hard to achieve. Lindsey Brodeck
QUESTION: DO YOU FEEL STUDENTS ARE BEING PUSHED TOO HARD TODAY?
Kids in school are only pushed as far as they want to be. Kids are the ones who determine whether they are pushed hard or not -- it is on their shoulders.
Students are definitely pushed too hard, mostly because of this new schedule. It is especially hard to balance school and sports for a lot of students.
With how many clubs and activities we are expected to be involved in, being able to balance school and extracurriculars is too difficult for the majority of students.
I think it really depends on how students control their time. If they waste their time on things that are not related to school, then they are not using their time wisely. Gabby Bangert, Junior
When you are involved in a lot of extracurricular activities, balancing homework is difficult, but I think having the new rotating schedule is helping a lot with that. Greg Shipman, Sophomore
Students kind of have to have their own motivation to do well in school. The decision on whether or not to push kids is really up to the parents.
Hollie Williams, Junior
Devyn Schnake, Junior
Emma Malmquist, Freshman
Shannon McCall, Senior
EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Changed content in American classic ruins historical perspective
Randy Brooks Columnist Ironically, English classrooms across the country are up in arms over just one word. The controversy surrounding the censorship of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has students and teachers standing up for the power of classic literature with a fervor that has never been seen before. In our postmodern society, eliminating anything with the slightest tinge of offense has become one of our main priorities, behind other issues that we should focus on and that actually deserve to occupy our time. It seems we have gone so far with this priority that we are now even considering destroying the subject matter of classic literature. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been labeled a classic for a reason. Since it was published in 1885, Twain’s novel has consistently sold over 200,000 copies every single year. The beauty in this, of course, is the novel’s controversial subject matter and, specifically, the vernacular of the time period.
But this new controversy is certainly not the first. Since it was published, the novel has met extreme opposition for the reason that it talks down on God, offending religious groups. Detractors of the novel’s subject matter also have found fault in its obscenity, poor grammar and alleged “antisouthernism.” Now, however, the uproar is over one word that is hard to avoid in our society. The “n-word” is used 219 times throughout the novel. Its use is so frequent, in fact, that you would be hard pressed to find someone who actually notices its presence on any page after the third chapter. But the slightly humorous part of this situation is what word replaced the old offensive word: “slave.” To even imply that there is the slightest correlation between the “n-word” and “slave” is ridiculous in itself, not to mention that it destroys the strength of the novel’s message. If we are a society that promotes the exclusion of such awful words from our daily speech, then should we not use books like these as a prime example of why not to say them? Our society has changed and we should embrace that change. Not to mention that rap music is rife full of the “n-word,” and is heard a lot more by children than Huckleberry Finn is read. The word has even become a colloquialism among the African American community. Considering the word’s root, you would assume no one would consider tossing out such a word in their daily conversation. Yet they do. And that is not to say that the word is any less offensive, but people in our culture -- at
Homeless numbers weigh heavily on average citizens hadley Schoderbek Guest Writer
People think of Bend as the ideal vacation spot of Oregon. In the summer, people flock to Bend for the excellent biking, hiking, climbing, trail running, fishing and the beautiful scenery. In winter, Bend’s Mt. Bachelor attracts skiers and snowboarders from all over the state. The various snow parks for cross country skiing and sledding also contribute to Bend’s popularity and appeal. What we do not think of is Bend’s growing number of suffering homeless people. According to Oregon Public Broadcasting News (OPB), Central Oregon has the sixth-highest rate of homelessness in the United States. A report, released by the National Alliance to end homelessness, found our region has more than 22,000 homeless people. That’s more homeless per capita than large cities like Boise. Another count, conducted by the Homeless Leadership Co-
least certain sects -- have already become desensitized to the word. So let us consider this novel as a standard for which to reinstate the poignancy of the “nword,” in order to remove it from speech. The simple fact that the characters throw around the “n-word” like kids with a football is reason enough to keep it in the repertoire for sake of historical reference. Suzanne La Rosa, the co-founder and publisher of NewSouth Books, claims that “[NewSouth’s version of Huckleberry Finn] fosters good discussion about how language affects learning.” Sure, such discussions are great to have. However, without the negative language causing all of the hubbub, there is no basis of comparison and no “right” or “wrong.” The discussion is practically nonexistent if we omit the words deemed inappropriate. America has come so far in terms of how we accept our fellow citizens, be it they are African American, Asian or any other minority. Since the time period the novel was placed in, African Americans have made huge gains in our society and are defeating racism. From the abolition of slavery to the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s, the power obtained by the African American caucus is remarkable and appears to be continuing. Taking away any part of this novel takes away the poignant message that Huck Finn himself learns in the novel: tolerance, love and acceptance should be commonplace for everyone, regardless of race. We cannot attempt to rewrite history. The censorship of this novel, in a way, shadows a large part of American history that we
alition, found 2,237 people in Central Oregon to be homeless. A large number of those homeless are students. In September, 2010, nearly 800 of more than 15,000 students in the Bend-La Pine Schools were identified as being homeless. That’s one in every 20 students in Central Oregon schools that don’t know where they’ll spend each night. “There are probably about 35 homeless students at Summit this year. It’s really hard to tell, though, because the students at our school seem fine, and they don’t look dirty or anything,” said FAN director Chrissi Wright. “Everyone wants to look good, and they do. Appearance is such a big part of our school. Unfortunately, this makes it really hard for us to help kids. These kids are so good at keeping secrets, and most of them don’t even know that we have a FAN director here to help.” Surveys and counts are usually not very accurate. This is partially because many homeless people live in camps around Central Oregon. Other homeless refuse to have themselves labeled as homeless. Those people might have a job and are living in a car, a garage or a nice tent, but they are too proud and determined to be labeled as homeless. Even if they are contacted by volunteers, many people don’t want to be counted. On Jan. 27, Deschutes County required every homeless person in the city to register as homeless with the state. The economic downturn has dramatically increased the local homeless population. People are being laid-off, losing their houses and being re-
By the Numbers: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Most challenged book in history
Copies sold nationwide
times the “N-word” is used in the novel
of Americans condemn novel’s changes
must recognize in order to move further away from and progress as a whole. With this new pattern of changes in our society, do not be surprised when one of your class options for college, instead of “English 101,” is “English Deemed Appropriate 101.”
leased from jail every day. For those people who have nowhere to go and no way to make money, their only option is to live on the streets or manage to claim a spot in one of Bend’s homeless shelters. There are several homeless shelters throughout Bend and Central Oregon. All of them accept people of different genders and ages. Bend’s two main homeless shelters are The Bethlehem Inn and The Shepherd’s House. The Bethlehem Inn is a non-faith based shelter that offers housing for men, women, and families. The Shepherd’s Inn, however, is a faith-based men’s homeless shelter. Both shelters help to limit the amount of people standing out on the streets and sleeping out in the cold. Unfortunately, the shelters can only take in so many people. The shelters are always looking for donations and people to make or serve food. Donating or volunteering is a simple way to help Central Oregon’s homeless problem. Make someone smile and get involved in your community. People everywhere are struggling through jobs and faced with homelessness every day. Unfortunately, Central Oregon is a big part of the homelessness problem. Many of those homeless in Central Oregon are students,who go to school each day but go each night wondering where they will sleep and what they will eat. We need to be aware of the number of homeless people in Central Oregon is faced with and we need to be willing to give a helping hand.
A14 EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2010
Scientists explore alternative fuel foods to provide benefits for athletes Emma Malmquist
The day before a race, runners Megan and Sara Fristoe fill up on pasta and large amounts of protein. They try to drink more than eight glasses of water and avoid dairy products. The day of the race, the two eat plain foods including pasta and apple sauce, and drink liquids. Gatorade is another race day ritual, providing the pair with much needed electrolytes. Scientists are experimenting with alternative foods to provide longer lasting and more effective fuel for athletes. MarathonPal.com outlines the specific needs for vigorous athletes; high electrolytes, sodium, carbohydrates and calories are crucial in the recovery process for athletes. Extreme temperatures add to the exhaustion and increase the need for the replenishment of these key nutrients. Athletes use the scientific research to find foods which provide the most benefit for their specific needs to help them perform better. Pickle Juice Sport is a company which has been supplying professional and amateur athletes with a breakthrough drink for cramp recovery since 2000. Many teams attempted to keep this drink a secret, giving them an edge in performance.
However, within a couple of years the drink was fueling athletes everywhere. The pickle brine provides the perfect amount of water, salt and vinegar to cease cramps 37 percent faster than water alone. The juice calms cramps and fatigue by creating a nerve reaction which corrects misfiring muscles. Athletes might wonder about the taste. “In all fairness, the taste is kind of debatable, but it works, it helps with the cramping and helps you to play harder and longer on the hot days.’’ said Christian Helmig, a professional cyclist. Pickle Juice Sport also contains 10 times more electrolytes than Gatorade and 15 times more electrolytes than Powerade. In addition to the countless nutritional aspects of the drink, the manufacturers also make the drink without gluten or protein allergens. Founder of Zico, Mark Rampolla, is an avid athlete that discovered the affects of coconut water when he was in Central America for business, where the drink is popular. Zico is a company dedicated to providing natural, healthful drinks for re-hydrating depleted athletes in an environmentally friendly way. Coconut water has 569 mg of potassium,15 times more than the average sport drink, to prevent cramping. In addition to potassium, coconut water naturally contains five main electrolytes, antioxidants, less acid than most
sports drinks and no added sugar. Chocolate milk is another popular option for recovery among athletes. The combination of carbohydrates and proteins in chocolate milk help rebuild muscles after a workout faster than carbohydrate only sports drinks. “I drink it before and after every soccer game. I feel I don’t hit a wall as hard when I drink chocolate milk. It also makes me feel replenished.” said freshman Tristan Simoneau. The results from a study involving eight male athletes were presented at the American College of Sports Medicine conference in June of 2010; the study showed the athletes who drank chocolate milk contained a higher concentration of glycogen, the fuel for muscles, 30 minutes after training in a post workout muscle biopsy than the men who drank typical sports drinks filled with sugars. A sweet option for refueling before or after games includes eating a small handful of gummy bears, skittles or jelly beans immediately before or after. The treats keep the glycogen levels high in order to gain a stronger endurance throughout the workout or to replace the glycogen following a workout. A study published in the American journal Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, reported snow cones have proved to keep athletes hydrated during trainings in intense heat.
The icy treat has water and sugars, and is helpful in keeping the body cool and hydrated which is the most important aspect of competing in high temperatures. Eating a snow cone showed a higher endurance level for 10 minutes longer than drinking ice water. Triathletes and cyclists rely on sodium to replace the lost salt through sweating. Several recovery stations along marathon routes keep salt shakers available to athletes to replenish them from their extreme depletion. The mix of salt and water keep athletes replenished. Although there are several proved and tested foods for athletes to fuel for trainings, the options are endless. Whatever foods or drinks make the athlete feel the best during and following trainings are recommended. One of the most important aspects of physical training includes maintaining a strong mental edge and focusing. Athletes who find a favorite fuel are more likely to stay positive about preparing for their workout, which can help them keep a strong mental edge for a better performance. “No foods are off limits, if used appropriately. There’s the whole cookie pile, the candy pile. . . . I’m an endurance athlete, so I don’t find these bizarre,’’ said Suzanne Girard who is a sports nutritionist and former U.S. 5,000 meter track champion.
Caffeine: America’s most popular drug Kaitlyn Hickmann Staff Writer
ost students, like junior Tanner Annichairico, would gladly reach for a caffeinated drink when pressured to stay awake, finish an assignment or just get through the day. Annichiarico drinks coffee every morning. He even has a cup at night if he feels tired. Considered a drug, caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, causing temporary increased alertness. Caffeine exists in coffee, tea, chocolate, over-the-counter drugs and energy drinks. These drinks have become increasingly popular among high schools students. “[I drink coffee] just to wake up I guess. I don’t know if I really get a caffeine buzz anymore, but I just really like coffee now,” said Annichiarico. People who regularly consume caffeine develop a tolerance to its effects. Caffeine can be addicting and its withdrawal symptoms include headaches and irritability. The leaves of many plants and seeds produce caffeine naturally. More commonly, foods or drinks such as sodas, coffee and tea contain artificially produced caffeine. The drug tastes bitter, but is transformed through processing. Many artificial flavors and sugar are added, giving it the delicious taste most students crave. Consuming caffeine on a regular basis is unhealthy, since the drug produces unwanted Type of Drink Caffeine many side effects most students are not even aware of. 12 oz Dr. Pepper 42 mg Large doses ofCoffee ten cause stress, 27-173 mg anxiety, dizzi12 oz Coke Zero 35 mg ness, headaches and the jitters. 16 oz Monster 160 mg “In my busy 16 oz Starbucks Latte life, I do sports 150 mg and extracurricu16 oz Dutch Bros. Latte 128 mg lar activities,” said freshman Maddy 8 oz Mtn. Dew 36 mg Barrett. “I don’t Root Beer need any extra 0 mg stress on top of ev8 oz iced tea 50 mg erything else.” Not only can AMP Energy 71 mg caffeine increase Gatorade stress and give 0 mg headaches, but 8 oz Lipton Iced Tea 12-19 mg can aggravate heart problems Five Hour Energy Drink 80 mg and interact with medicines in a deficient manner. Caffeine usually leads to bone loss overtime, because it causes the body to lose calcium. Consuming caffeine rather than a glass of orange juice or a glass of milk leads to the risk of developing osteoporosis, stress fractures and other injuries. “I don’t drink coffee because getting injured would keep me from participating in the sports that I love,” said Hadley Schoderbeck, a varsity cross country runner. Consuming the drug in moderation is considered safe. Teenagers should consume no more than 100 milligrams per day. Adults should ingest no more than 200 to 300 milligrams a day. However, by ingesting as little as 100 milligrams of caffeine daily, dependency can occur. Replace caffeinated sodas, coffee and tea with caffeine-free
Ryan Shields teaches Austin Carlan how to brew coffee on the new espresso machine purchased with grant monies. The Lifeskill’s coffee shop is now open in the library daily from 7:15-2:30, including Wednesday afternoons (excluding lunch time). The students are using Backporch Coffee and making brewed coffee, americano’s, latte’s, mocha’s and rage blended drinks. The students can also deliver to rooms for staff. Ian Clark photo
drinks. Substituting the need for caffeine with the need for sleep offers a much healthier lifestyle. The main problem with sodas, coffee, tea and other caffeinated drinks is that they are ingested to receive a boost of energy. Truly if feeling tired, your body needs rest. If feeling stressed, your body needs relax or exercise. Drugs like caffeine camouflage important body messages, making them dangerous. Water is the healthiest beverage, and should be consumed more than any other drink. The body uses water to stay healthy and happy, and water poses as an absolute necessity for life. In a recent survey of more than 60 students, 31 percent reported consuming coffee at least once a week. Generically brewed coffee contains anywhere from 27 to 173 milligrams of caffeine. Even decaffeinated generically brewed coffee contains two to 12 milligrams. A Starbucks 16-ounce Vanilla Latte contains 150 milligrams of caffeine and a 16-ounce Dutch Brothers Latte contains a whopping 128 milligrams of caffeine. The most popular soft drink among students is Dr. Pepper. A 12 ounce Dr. Pepper contains about 42 milligrams of caffeine. This amount does not exceed the amount of caffeine a teenager can consume daily. However, a much more suitable option for health remains water. Being careful about consuming over-the-counter drugs should be a priority. Two tablets of extra strength Excedrin contain 130 milligrams of caffeine. The soft drink with the greatest amount of caffeine would be the Monster energy drink. Not only does this 16 ounce drink contain 160 milligrams of caffeine, but 54 grams of sugar. The regular strength 5-Hour Energy shots contain about 80
mg of caffeine per two-ounce serving, which is about the equivalent of an eight-ounce cup of coffee. But the brand has also created an Extra Strength which contains as much caffeine as a 12-ounce cup of joe. While energy drinks like 5-Hour Energy shots are popular among teenagers and young adults, many health advocates have highly criticized the potential danger of these super-charged beverages and advise caution to teens who drink them. Even the FDA cannot attest for the safety of many of the ingredients of these caffeine bombs. Possible side effects are irregular heart beats, dizziness, insomnia, jitteriness, irritability and reduced concentration. The primary concern among the medical community is that the the effects of caffeine on the developing brains of children, teenagers and young adults has not been studied. We do know that caffeine use poses risk for the developing fetus during pregnancy and can also cause sleeping and psychological problems among users. In addition, the caffeine content does not have to be disclosed on the label just as long as what is included on it is suffice enough to comply with the current labeling regulations. So the take-home message is to exercise caution. If you’re brave enough to try one of these heart-thumping drinks, do yourself a favor and read the instructions. The 5-Hour Energy shots for both Regular and Extra Strength only recommend that you drink half of a bottle (or one ounce) to start with for a moderate energy boost. In addition, the label strongly discourages consuming two bottles in a 24-hour period. Teens should not ignore labels on these dangerous drinks. Unless of course, you enjoy bouncing off walls and visibly seeing your ticker thump through your chest.
EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
DON’T OPEN THE DOOR
“I am so confused. Who are these boys and why are they showing up at my house when I don’t know them? Why are they trying to give me a bottle of wine? How did they find my address and who told them to come here? Without thinking what they intend to do, I step back from the doorway, giving them space to enter. This is mistake number two.”
MY VOICE Jade Young Guest Columnist
know you’ve all heard the rumors, the gossip and the malicious lies. If you don’t already know what happened, it won’t be long before you do. My name is Jade Young, I’m fifteen years old and in the tenth grade, a week ago you would have called me a “good kid.” On the night of Jan. 28, I was violated, walked on, treated as badly as I’d ever been, and I didn’t even realize it. The notorious “party” started as an innocent get together at my house for one of my best friends in a house without any adults. This is mistake number one. If you don’t believe me, there’s a half eaten cake in my refrigerator and a magenta birthday balloon tied to my dining room chair. It’s about nine o’clock when the doorbell rings for the first time. Three strange upperclassmen stand in my doorway eagerly offering me a bottle of wine. “Brought you a present!” one of them says. I am so confused. Who are these boys and why are they showing up at my house when I don’t know them? Why are they trying to give me a bottle of wine? How did they find my address and who told them to come here? Without thinking what they intend to do, I step back from the doorway, giving them space to enter. This is mistake number two. “Do I know you?” I ask. The kid laughs in my face and shoves his way past me, taking his bottle and his two companions with him. I figure that kicking three boys out of my house shouldn’t be a problem. I could let them have their fun, and soon enough they would become bored and leave. Mistake number three. No one is bored inside a house with no parents and a bottle of wine. I briefly take one of my trustworthy friends aside and explain to them what happened. The encounter takes all of five minutes, but that’s all anyone needs. When I emerge from the room, my house is a different place. Twenty plus more people are circulating through my house as if they were invited, like they were allowed to be there just because one of their friends said so. Panicking, I make rounds to all of the rooms, the odor of various alcoholic beverages stiff in the air in every room I enter. Mistake number four? Leaving my front door unattended. I linger in the bonus room for a moment, desperately trying to find my friends, but the crowd of people upstairs is growing denser, and I recognize few of the faces. My soft voice does nothing to phase the pack of kids laughing and crowding excitedly about their bottles. There is everything from hard alcohol and 4Lokos to light beer, and I have no idea any of these substances came from. “I don’t know any of you guys!” I yell, but my pleas go unnoticed and everyone continues having a good time. I remember that downstairs, there are more people, and many valuable possessions inside my house that could be broken very easily. I race down the stairs in a panic, hoping that nothing serious has happened in the few minutes I’ve been gone. Luckily, nothing has been broken. But what I do find downstairs is worse than a broken vase; It is 20 more unfamiliar faces. I assertively lock the front door, but that isn’t the only entrance to my house and it stops few people from coming inside. I stay downstairs attempting to make people leave, saying that this isn’t a place someone would want to be, but it does little use. The only thing I can think to do at this point is to lock as many valuable possessions away as I can, and hope that someone has the sense to come help me. But no one does. It is at this time that I suddenly understand what people have done to my house, and me, and it is now that I learn what has happened is wrong and what I have done is wrong. By this time, it’s around ten, and people have come and gone as new crowds move in. Almost all of the original invited guests have fled and left me here to fend away this disaster alone. It is a losing battle. The craziness continues for the next hour, and I feel helpless to the older, stronger, willful and drunk kids that surround me. There doesn’t seem to be any immediate solutions. A girl comes racing through my front door looking frightened and confident at the same time. “Jade, the police are here, you need to get everyone out.”
A force of shock and terror slaps me in the cheek as I hear the panicked words come out of her mouth. She stays by me as everyone bolts for the nearest exit. I open the door to face the cop, and two seconds later my house is dead silent. That’s all it took, the presence of one man, and everything could have been over. But I didn’t think of calling anyone until it was too late. He didn’t need to say a word; there was not a living soul inside the house besides the girl and myself. “Your friend did a decent thing by warning you, ma’am,” he says. I nod. His authority is reflected by a shiny name tag and his I’m-not-going-anywhere stance. “I’m sorry if we were being too loud, I-” “That’s not the problem, and you know it isn’t. Where are your parents? Get one of them on the phone.” He instructs. I comb through my mind trying to think of an adult I could trust; anyone but my parents who would certainly have me executed, but I can’t. The shock of the situation turns to terror as I recap the entire night to the policeman and my furious mother over the phone. A series of whatif’s begin to suffo•One year driver’s cate my mind. I have a hot tub; what if license suspension with someone drowned first conviction of MIP. in it? Three people almost dove off my •This may be lifted after balcony, what if they 90 days. Subsequent broke their necks? Someone could have convictions require a full had alcohol poisonone year driver’s license ing. What if somesuspension. one is driving home drunk right now and •Subsequent convictions crashes into a car with a family? What also require the court to if they hit a famorder a formal alcohol ily with a baby and assessment and evaluachildren and a mom tion with a state-certified and a dad? What if Evaluator. a kid stumbled and knocked their head on a counter corner? They could have gone to the hospital. Their parents could have sued us for everything we own, everything. My mom would be renting a tiny apartment. I would live with my dad full time. I would ruin more than just my own life. I could ruin a family’s life if their child has a serious injury. I could ruin the life of my own brother. Everything is over. Mistake number one? Well that’s how I got to be here. My first and biggest mistake was lying to my parents about having people over for my friend in the first place. The first step is being honest with the adults in your life and yourself. I heard rumors earlier that day about how people knew my parents were out of town. I should have stopped there, but I didn’t. We can’t let other people take advantage of us. I allowed it to happen and because of the way I was mistreated and ignored, I’m paying the price alone. I’m sitting in my room on a Saturday night with no respect from my parents or peers, a potential legal issue, and a mind that’s been emotionally ravaged by it all while the rest of my friends are enjoying themselves as if their lives are untouched. And I’m asking myself why I let it happen, but I still don’t know or understand. If we allow ourselves to be in a situation that could potentially go horribly wrong, it’s important to take authority and let people know that you that they have to respect you. After what’s happened to me, I can’t bear to watch anyone make the same mistakes or let him or herself be placed in a situation where it could happen. I hope that by reading what I have to say you understand. Maybe you don’t really care and this was a waste of time, maybe you’re just glad that you have the whole story, maybe you’re bummed you have nothing to gossip about anymore, or maybe you can see what it’s like to be in the skin of someone who’s lost it all in one night, and try not to do the same.
Eye of the Storm Tuesday, February 22, 2011
A Editor in Chief: Ali Kinkade
After months of tireless practice, audition-only Summit Wind Ensemble is
CarnegieBound “I hope they learn that anything you set your mind to, carefully plan for and work hard for, you can do.” -Band Director Dan Judd
1) Wind Ensemble seniors Logan Crecraft and Emily Eberhard and junior Nick Loeffler perform during December’s Winter Assembly. 2) Will Thompson and Chris Wiley play French horn and baritone. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, and we’ve worked really hard to get to where we are,” said senior Christopher Wiley, who has been involved in the band program since his freshman year. 3) Kevin Juba, below left, performs a sax solo. Devon Holler photos
1 Ali Kinkade
When band director Dan Judd read the letter from the Heritage Festival out loud to the Summit Wind Ensemble in October, they cheered: their band was chosen out of hundreds of high school bands nationwide to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 22. Judd, who has been teaching high school band for more than 30 years, said that his initial reaction was one of “great joy, shock and awe.” Last year, Winds was among the finalists vying to play at the performance hall. Judd says they fell just short; there were only three or four bands between them and Carnegie. The top 18 bands out of hundreds in the competition are invited to play at Carnegie Hall, and this year, the Storm finally made the cut. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, and we’ve worked really hard to get to where we are,” said senior Christopher Wiley, who has been involved in the band program since his freshman year. The band will join the ranks of many others who have played Carnegie Hall, ranging from Judy Garland, Benny Goodman and Harry Belafonte, to Pink Floyd and The Beatles. The venue has hosted many premieres of celebrated classical pieces as well. This is a large part of the appeal to many members in the band. “I mean, evHeritage music eryone who has played there has festivals won played there for a reason, so it’s really awesome to bands selected to play be held to where at Carnegie Hall they are,” said senior director Hannah Noble. The Heritage Festival formed ensemble members a partnership with Field Studies, an organization founded in 1991, to give seats in Carnegie Hall high school performance groups like Winds the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall. The band has previously competed at other Heritage festivals. They have consistently won gold in the competitions in places like San Francisco and Seattle. In New York, the band will spend time bonding, touring the city landmarks and attending a production of “The Phantom of the Opera,” one of the longest-running Broadway musicals of all time, between rehearsals, performances and the awards ceremony. The trip is far from free, however. Each band member needs about $1,500 to cover the fees of the trip, from airfare to hotels
By the Numbers: Wind Ensemble
4 3 to competition costs, and for the 44 members of the group, that means a lot of fund raising work in addition to preparing the pieces to be performed in New York. The parent-run organization called “Friends of Music” serves band, choir and orchestra programs but has placed particular fund raising efforts on Wind Ensemble since the announcement. In a press release, the organization stated that “All efforts by the “Friends of Music” will be taken to make sure all band students will be able to make this large financial cost to New York City and perform.” They have organized multiple fundraisers, from jazz nights to pasta-thons to selling discount cards for local businesses, to help offset the cost of attendance so that every band member is able to attend the festival at minimal out-of-pocket cost. Marissa Alcantar, Logan Crecraft, Maddie Dunkelberg, Emily Eberhard, Keely Himsworth, Doug Lyons, Sam McLain, Hannah Noble, Tyler Robson, Zac Stewart and Christopher Wiley are the group’s seniors. Most have played all through middle and high school, some starting out with the fifth-grade band at High Lakes Elementary or taking lessons even earlier. The rest of the Wind Ensemble includes Mikey Angus, Ben Blauvelt, Colton Brooks, Randy Brooks, Jesse Brummett, Molly Burke, Ali Bylund, Hannah Cashman, Sophie Cashman, Max DeKock, Emily Dudley, Max Dunkelberg, Logan Frantz, Kayler Gist, Taylor Gonzales, Amelia Grijalva, Garrett Hardie, Lacey Hice, Kevin Juba, Erica Largent, Eric Layton, Nick Loeffler, Micaela Martin, Max Millslagle, Billy Murphy, Alex Noble, Arianna Peters, Grace Petersen, Richard Rice, Cindy Salcedo, Tanner Simoneau, Will Thompson and Erin Weaver. “I hope they learn that anything you set your mind to, carefully plan for and work hard for, you can do,” said Judd.
5 4) Hannah Noble, Doug Martin, Michaela Martin, and Kevin Juba, members of the Winds Ensemble play a final number during the Winter Assembly. “I mean, everyone who has played at Carnegie has played there for a reason, so it’s really awesome to be held to where they are,” said senior Hannah Noble. 5) Dan Judd directs Emily Dudley, Arianna Petera, Grace Peterson, Richard Rice and Tyler Robson. Devon Holler photos
PEOPLE: Holler experiences life at its best B2 MILESTONES: Summit celebrates tenth anniversary B4 ENTERTAINMENT: Movie wrap up B6
B EYE OF THE STORM TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
Bon comes home www.shseyeofthestorm.com
AT LAST Liz Peoples
The story begins
More than five million orphaned children in the Congo wait to be adopted. English teacher Cameron Reynolds and his family saved one of these children: Stratton Bonheur “Bon” Reynolds. “[My wife and I] were always open to adoption,” said Reynolds. “A lot of things happened in our lives that kept bringing us back to the fact that we were called to adopt a child.” “We looked at China, Russia, and some of the other eastern nations like Slovakia, but we always came back to the Congo,” said Reynolds. The Reynolds first hired a private attorney. “Our lawyer also adopted from the Congo, so she was able to offer sound advise from her own experience,” Reynolds said. Then came the hours of filling out paperwork - filing for the adoption, completing personal history, criminal background and tax checks. “The agencies pour over every aspect of your life to see if it’s a good environment for the kid, even if they’re coming from a version of hell,” said Reynolds. Once the paperwork is finalized and approved, a home study is completed to make sure your home, family and overall lifestyle are safe for the child.
Bon is found
Shortly after his birth, Bon’s mother walked out of the jungle that surrounds the southeast town of Lubumbashi and gave him to the local police who turned him over to the only orphanage in Lubumbashi, an all-girls orphanage run by Catholic nuns. The girls of the orphanage gave him the name ‘Bonheur.’ Bon’s birthday is unknown, but it is estimated he is between 18 to 24 months old. “As he gets older his doctors will be able to narrow down how old he is,” said Reynolds. The average adoption runs from $10,000 to $20,000, depending upon the country and agency. “Adopting Bon from the Congo and completing the necessary paperwork for the United States and Oregon has run around $30,000,” said Reynolds. “It’s a real process, but he is worth it,” The Reynolds encountered problems along the way. “The Congolese government didn’t like the name ‘Bonheur’ because it means ‘good times,’” said Reynolds. “So we had to legally adopt him under the name they liked most, which was Emile Mundeke.” Bon lived with a foster family for eight months until the adoption was approved. Once approved, Reynolds traveled to the Congo while his wife stayed behind with their three other children. After 30 hours of flying, Reynolds was lead to a guesthouse at the orphanage where he stayed for the duration of the trip, and finally met Bon. “[His foster mother] handed him to me and said to him, ‘This is your papa,’” Reynolds said. “He somehow understood enough to know that I was going to be around from then on.” From that moment on Bon never left Reynolds’ arms; they ate, slept, traveled and played together. “We are extremely bonded because of that time we spent together,” said Reynolds. Bon suffered from malnutrition. He was unable to walk more than a few steps at a time. However, compared to other Congolese children, he was relatively healthy. “The orphanage can’t afford meat, so while I was there I fed him as much as possible,” said Reynolds. “I could put a bowl of rice in front of him, turn my head, and by the time I looked back, the rice was gone.”
Life in the Congo
While he had originally planned to stay for 10 days, Reynolds was in Kinshasa, the capital, for one full month. In a town with over 10 million people, there are only a handful of buildings over one story tall. The unpaved streets are lined with trash, there is no sanitation and severe crime and poverty are common. The average Congolese citizen makes only $300 per
year. “Everything is so expensive, but there is no money,” said Reynolds. Cultural differences made his stay difficult. “Americans are unique because of what we value, especially things like efficiency and time,” said Reynolds. “They had a real ‘it will happen when it happens’ attitude.’” Two days before he was to fly home with Bon, it rained. Reynolds needed the government’s permission to leave the country, but since no one showed up to work because of the weather, he could not receive the necessary paperwork, putting their departure date into question. Crime is also a large part of the Congo. Murder, kidnapping, rape, robberies and gang violence are all extremely common. “A white man walking around is dangerous enough, but a white man carrying a Congolese baby was much worse,” Reynolds said. Reynolds had limited opportunity to explore Kinshasa while in the Congo but what he did see shocked him. The four-room orphanage was made of cement blocks with a damaged tin roof as their only form of shelter. The 150 children either slept on the bare floor or in bunk beds, without a mattress. There was also no money for food, blankets or shoes. “The children survived mainly on water with a bit of sugar in it,” said Reynolds. “There was very little food whenever they could manage to afford it.” Reynolds brought two duffel bags filled with formula for the babies. It lasted the orphanage the entire month he was there. Disease spreads like wildfire in the orphanage due to the unsanitary and poor conditions. When it rained, sickness swept through the city. “Malaria and typhoid are rampant in the Congo,” said Reynolds. “If one child in the orphanage had malaria, chances were they would all get malaria.” According to Reynolds, there was a 60 percent chance that the children in the orphanage would not make it past the age of five. “[Kids] died while I was there,” Reynolds said. “What made it worse is that it could have been prevented.”
Bon comes home
“We’d been going through the process for a year and a half,” Reynolds said. “Coming home was very special.” Family and friends had gathered at the airport to meet them, all ecstatic that Reynolds and Bon had finally made it home. Since their return, Bon has become a true part of the family. “The newness has worn off so everyone is more comfortable with him,” Reynolds said. Bon loves to be around people more than anything. “We had our entire family over for Christmas,” said Reynolds. “He wasn’t interested in the presents, but liked being held by everyone.” Since leaving the Congo, Bon has grown an inch, gained several pounds and adjusted to his new home. “He has crazy eating habits,” said Reynolds. “His usual breakfast is four eggs, a half a bagel and a banana.” He sleeps 12 to 13 hours every night and is becoming pickier with what he eats. He is much more active and is learning English. “He can say ‘puppy,’ ‘cook-
Bon’s four-room orphanage, above, was made of cement blocks with a damaged tin roof as his only form of shelter. An infant, left, sleeps, like all orphans, on the bare floor or in bunk beds, without mattresses. Most children live on sugar water and seldom eat meat, vegetables or fruit.
ies,’ ‘more,’ ‘mama,’” Reynolds said. “From there he just rambles on, but he can understand us pretty well.” Bon, however, is still traumatized. When deciding whether or not to go back to work, the Reynolds had a babysitter come in for a day while he went out. “Bon freaked out,” said Reynolds. “He went into an extreme panic. He was shoving dirt into his mouth, crying and throwing himself around.” Realizing that Bon was not ready for outside childcare, Reynolds decided to remain at home for the remainder of the year. Even though Bon is far from his birth country, the Reynolds plan on keeping his heritage alive. “We plan on making sure he knows where he comes from and the Congo’s culture. It’s a part of him,” said Reynolds. “We would like the entire family to visit the Congo when Bon is 18, but it’s just so dangerous there that we want to make sure that it will be safe.” In January, friends of the Reynolds adopted Congolese twins. “It’s almost like creating a network for Bon,” said Reynolds. Reynolds wanted students to understand the importance of education for the Congolese children. “Without education, the only option they have is death,” Reynolds said. In the Congo, school costs $50 per semester. Children often take turns attending school. “They cried because they couldn’t go,” said Reynolds. “They are begging for education.” If they do not receive an education, Congolese children are generally forced into manual labor. “Even then, they usually die because of how difficult and dangerous the labor is,” said Reynolds.
Bon, left, looks out from his orphanage window just weeks before leaving for his new home in the United States. English teacher Cameron Reynolds, above, brings Bon to Summit High School for a visit.
B2 EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
RENO HOLLER Campus
Holler soon became the live music director for Designing Women and Evening Shade, and later found a permanent position on the hit series, Seinfeld. “One night Jerry Seinfeld came over because he wanted to meet Burt Reynolds, the main actor in Evening Shade. He heard us playing and asked his manager to hire us. That’s also the same way we were hired for Designing Women,” said Holler. As the music director, Holler and other musicians would play to entertain the cast and audience during filming breaks.
“When I was in Yosemite, recording, my daughter was one and I remember thinking, ‘I wonder if she’s walking yet.’ I looked around and saw the 40and 50-year-old guys I was playing with. Some of them had just gotten back from rehab and I realized I was done.”
“The cast of Seinfeld included some of the nicest people I have ever worked with,” said Holler. “I remember they would stand up and sing with the band. Especially Jason Alexander. He actually had a pretty good voice.”
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n the 1980s, the bright lights of the stage and the cheering of an audience never frightened Activities Director Reno Holler. Students know Holler as a history teacher, who advises Student Council and directs the Americana group. We all know him as the man who brought amusement park rides to our homecoming dances, something no other school in Oregon does. He has brought life to our assemblies, and continues to keep us waiting for his next surprises. “Holler is just amazing. You can talk to him about anything,” said student council member Nic McKee. But not long ago, Holler played keyboard and sang for two rock and roll bands, the Zippers and Heads Up. “I came from a musical family. During the Depression, my grandfather was a choir director at Westminster College in New York. My grandmother was a vocal and piano teacher and my dad was a songwriter and producer,” said Holler. “I just went into the family business.” Holler’s father, Dick, wrote the 1960s popular songs “Snoopy vs. The Red Baron” and “Abraham, Martin and John.” He produced for the Bellamy Brothers, an American pop and country music duo composed of brothers David Milton Bellamy and Homer Howard Bellamy. He also worked with Jim Stafford and Lobo, American singer-songwriters who were successful in the early 1970s. Holler attended college at Cal State Northridge and majored in history. However, he had no intention of using his degree. “I always wanted to be a rock ‘n’ roll guy,” said Holler. In 1985, Holler’s musical career began under the name of Reno Wilde. He was fresh out of college when he met three musicians at a Christmas party hosted by a music agent. The four formed The Zippers. The fifth player would join shortly after. Within six months, the Zippers became the number one club band in Los Angeles. They played at notable clubs including Madame Wong’s, The Coconut and Gazzari’s. “We were the band that everyone wanted to see,” said Holler. “People lined up for blocks to get into the clubs we played.” The band later went on to win the national television show, Star Search. The prize was $100,000 dollars. “One hundred thousand dollars seems like a lot, but when you have to split it between five people, pay taxes on it and then pay for agents and other fees, it becomes more like $8,000,” said Holler. “We also wrote original songs for artists to perform on the show, and we ended up making more money from writing than from winning.” After Star Search, the Zippers became a corporate band. They played at the Nike Christmas Party and state fairs in Arizona, California, Washington and Calgary, Canada. “My favorite place to play was Calgary because Jasper and Banff National Parks were nearby. The area is one of the most beautiful in the world,” said Holler. The Zippers played covers. They most often played medleys of famous bands, including the Beach Boys, the Beatles and the Temptations. “The only problem was we didn’t play originals and that was my dream,” Holler said. Being in the Zippers had its benefits - great pay and the opportunity to travel - but in 1988, Holler, left to accomplish his dreams of producing and writing original songs for musical artists. He spent months sending tapes of his songs to produc-
Seinfeld was not popular at the time and competed for viewers with the show Home ImHoller wrote the songs “Lost in You,” provement. “Inside Out” and “Never Alone,” all featured on the Kandlebauer album “It wasn’t popu“Inside Out.” On Mario Pacchioli’s selflar for a while, but titled album, he wrote “Autumn Moon.” I still had a great Both artists are well known in Europe. time. One of my best Our readers can hear Holler sing. Visit memories was eatYouTube and do a search of Heads ing dinner with MiUp, “The Long Shot.” chael Richards, who played Kramer. We both grew up in the same area and knew some of the same people.” Seinfeld received a new time slot directly before the show, Cheers, and slowly became more popular. “Not one person on Seinfeld was ever distasteful or unkind. Members of the cast were all gracious and no one became egotistical as the show became number one,” said Holler. During this time, Holler was also working to earn his teaching credential.
ers, hoping to be recognized. Three months later J.C. Phillips, the notable producer and writer of “Green-Eyed Lady,” called him. “Phillips said, ‘The [Holler’s] song is good, but not great. We would love to have the name of the guy singing it though.’ Phillips was surprised when he found out that I wrote, sang and played the keyboard for my song,” said Holler. By 1988, the well-known British rock bands Supertramp and Thin Lizzy were breaking up. The members of Supertramp and Thin Lizzy wanted to meet Holler and listen to him play. Phillips set up an audition for Holler. After the audition, the group offered Holler a job. He joined with the remaining members to form a new band, Heads Up. Heads Up made several successful European albums and appeared on MTV. They did not, however, sell records in the United States. Singles included “Don’t Ever Let Go” and “The Man Could Sing.” “When you’re young, being in the music industry really is a lot of fun. But by the time I was 30, I grew tired of the road.” Holler dreaded being away from his wife, Cindy, and his infant daughter, Christine. While recording their second album in 1991, Holler decided that it would be his last. “When I was in Yosemite, recording, my daughter was one and I remember thinking, ‘I wonder if she’s walking yet,’” said Holler. “I looked around and saw the 40- and 50- year-old guys I was playing with. Some of them had just gotten back from rehab and I realized I was done.” It was 1990 when Holler chose to pursue a different direction in the music industry, one which would allow him to stay home with his family. A friend of Holler’s, Al Lohman, had a sister who worked for the Los Angeles television show, Evening Shade. The show had an opening for a live band and Lohman called Holler to help form a band. “Al knew I was looking for a job where I could stay home more. We were only going to play one night, but we were offered a permanent job.”
“My choices paid off. I was a musician with a college education. I had the choice to pursue a different career. I was very lucky,” said Holler. By the time Holler received his teaching credentials in 1995, Seinfeld was rated number one in the United States. “My friends would ask if they could come meet Jerry Seinfeld. So I would ask Jerry and he would always say yes. I always expected the meetings to be awkward, but Jerry was genuinely interested in the people he met and asked questions to keep conversation going. I admired that about him, because often times, celebrities are not welcoming,” Holler said. After teaching in California for 10 years, Holler and his family moved to Central Oregon. “My dad used to be a big time musical artist. My sister and I are the reason he gave it all up, and I think where he’s at today is pretty awesome,” said sophomore Devon Holler. Holler is still involved in the music scene, but does not write and produce music for himself. “I’m trying to focus on other parts of my life now,” said Holler. Occasionally Holler plays at Eagle Crest, Suttle Lake, Wine Styles and specialty performances for holidays. His brother lives in Switzerland and when Holler travels to visit, he often performs in local pubs.
“I work with producers in Europe. They send me an MP3 of a band, and I write lyrics for it in English,” said Holler. Holler has written for several European artists, including Kandlbauer, Mario Pacchioli and Nick and Noah Murray. “My dad influenced my life in so many ways. I play the guitar, the drums, the bass and the piano. He is the biggest inspiration in my life,” said Devon. Holler inspires Americana students to pursue their musical talents. “The stories he tells our class are really interesting. He always gives good advice and he knows what he is talking about since he has been a part of the music industry,” said Americana student Sterling Dillingham. Holler reminisces over the past, but he has no desire to go back. “I don’t miss it,” he said. “Honestly, [working at Summit] this is the best job I’ve had, and I love every day of it.”
EYE OF THE STORM •Tuesday, February 22, 2011
AND GOATS AND CHICKENS,
OH, MY! Jessie Foster
egan Foster is not your typical teenager. She is up at 5 a.m. to feed and water her animals and after school she heads straight for her home, knowing she has at least an hour or two dedicated to training her goat and cleaning the barn. Foster is a member of a local 4-H group. “I could always tell that I would never forget my experience with 4-H,” said freshman Megan Foster. “Working with animals has always been one of my passions.” When Foster decided to become a part of 4-H, she had no idea how it would work out. As a clueless fourth grader at St. Francis School, the nine-year-old undertook the challenge of a lifetime. The idea of working hands on with animals was intriguing, for she already had several animals of her own at home. The 4-H organization gave her that opportunity to learn even more about raising, breeding and training animals. She stumbled upon this occasion because she knew her older sister, Jessie, was an avid member of pig 4-H. Surprisingly, Megan decided not to follow in her sister’s footsteps, but instead chose to work with goats. “I thought it would be easier than working with pigs, but quite a bit more interesting than sheep, who many would not find challenging,” said Megan. She also realized that goats, like any livestock animal, could help her make money. Megan’s club, “Goats, Inc.” was one of many on a list of livestock groups. But after she joined, she knew she had made the right choice. Now, as a freshman, Megan does not once regret her enrollment in 4-H or the club she chose. Foster has worked with animals almost all her life, in and out of 4-H. Her horse, a tan Buckskin named JD, is her pride and joy. An excellent team, the two rodeo together and are always seeking to best their last achievement. Foster also has an egg business at home. She spends hours with her chickens by standing among them so they become accustomed to her. Frequently the chickens become too comfortable and apparently find her earrings a source of entertainment. When spring rolls around, her 4-H responsibilities (the hard part) begin. Foster buys her market goat in early April, and she is careful to pay attention to the displayed muscle proportion, the straightness of the back, long legs and wide stance. With her $125 purchase, she begins the four to five month training
session that will prepare both of them for the August fair. “The hardest part of raising a 4-H market goat is the first few months,” said Megan. “The animal is incredibly shy around people and prefers to be left alone.” Megan never fails to spend time with her goat for she knows that in the end it will help her. Ridiculously enough, she will even talk to her goat so it accustoms to the sound of her voice. Though tired, by the end of the first month the animal has finally learned to relax around her. At that point, Megan begins the exercise her goat will need if it has any hope of competing at fair. The routine is simple enough. Everyday, she will have the goat run, walk a mile, or jump over and around rocks. Unfortunately, the size of the goat is deceiving to the average eye and sometimes Foster becomes the one receiving the exercise. Patient and attentive, she never lets any mistakes frustrate her, especially since goats are known for their stubbornness. Though every goat is capable of being stubborn, personalities depend on the individual goat. As is expected, her goat is extraordinarily shy in the beginning, but as time progresses the two become best friends. She can still remember the name of her favorite goat, Fuzz. “He was the friendliest and least hard-headed,” said Megan. Unfortunately, she can also remember her least favorite goat, Houdini. He was not gifted this name for any old reason. As silly as it sounds, this goat had an untimely way of escaping his pen and climbing fences. Houdini was never the one to listen either. As preparations draw to an end, fair time looms around the corner. Foster gives a last analysis of her goat, hoping it will weigh somewhere between 105 to 115 pounds, even though the range is from 80-120. With a higher weight, her chances of making more money climb higher. Her goal is to make $1,000 or more at fair. Her hard work finally pays off as her goat is attentive to her and in good shape. The judges like both. Her classes are Showmanship, where the judge evaluates the youth and his or her control over the goat; and Market, where the judge looks at the physique of the goat.
Two years ago, she received the “Reserve Grand Champion” award for Showmanship. Judges are usually very serious, but depending on the year and what judge is at fair, they can be nice or picky. These classes take the youth a step closer auction, where they hope to sell their goats for a good profit. Besides her 4-H responsibilities at fair, Foster loves the fact that she is around animals in the first place. She really enjoys the camping because it is fun and makes it easier for her to access her animal. When she is not focusing on her animals, she hangs out with her friends, goes to the nightly concerts and goes to the rodeos. Unfortunately, fair is also very trying with hard work (the total expenses for the year coming to be about 200-300 dollars), a lack of sleep, and the end of the week when she says goodbye. Through the years, 4-H has personally taught Foster the virtues of responsibility, time-management, and independence. Her experiences have made her a more mature and confident person, and given her joy and fond memories. Yet, no matter what year it is, the hardest part of fair week is the goodbyes. Foster becomes fond of her goat and very attached by the end of fair. The hardest was the year when she had Fuzz. He was her fondest memory. As she grows through high school, this girl never regrets joining as a little nine year old. An experience she will never forget, Foster will continue with her 4-H adventures through high school.
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In a new school there is no culture. The last few years we have finally built a culture of excellence. You can see that in our assemblies and everything we do. It inspires me to see that we are now a really strong school. Dave Turnbull Health and Physical Education
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EXCELLENCE As we enter our tenth year,
we look back and reflect on the traditions, the successes and yes, even the struggles that have made us the Storm. Our school, designed by architects Dull, Olsen, Weekes, and Associates of Portland, and built by Kirby Nagelhout and Associates, officially opened Sept. 5, 2001 with more than 900 students enrolled and 65 faculty and staff members. The opening of the gym and auditorium were delayed until October. The 27,000 square foot building, which sits on a 48.1 acre parcel of land, included four main computer labs, robotics and CAD CAM labs and 14 smaller labs with more than 350 computers. It was often described as a state of the art high school, to be known for its technology emphasis. Summit opened without a senior class. While the school was being built, students chose the colors, the mascot and helped to finalize in selecting the school name. We played a limited athletic schedule during our first year, and many freshmen and sophomores found themselves members of varsity teams. In the school’s opening ceremony in 2001, Summit‘s mascot was revealed as a Batman look-alike with a large “S” emblazoned on his chest. The mascot was to change significantly throughout the high school’s brief history and it wasn’t until late 2003, that the school changed its mascot to a Thundercat. “The first four or five years were tough. We had to create new traditions and build a culture,” said journalism advisor Karen Rosch, who helped open the school. “It was hard to get students to connect and be spirited at first. Dances were about the only thing going and Homecoming, Sadies, Tropical
Tango and even a Pirates of the Caribbean themed evening remained favorites. It was really tough for our athletic teams.” The Storm soon became known throughout the community for tackling huge social issues. In 2005, students raised more than $32,000 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina through a jog-a-thon. When disaster hit Haiti in 2009, students organized a fashion show with the other high schools and raised more than $6,000. And, our annual Sparrow Club fundraiser hit record highs nationally, raising $38,000 in 2009 for a local family in need. We also experiences some tough breaks at times. December, 2005, was not a good month for the Storm and will not be forgotten for a long time by those who opened the school. Students returned from winter break to find their athletic fields looking like a battle ground, riddled with huge sink holes. A six-foot deep hole dragged a large portion of the track into its depths and the baseball and softball fields were no longer level. But we didn’t stay down long. For two years we played our “home games” at Bend and Mountain View High while we rebuilt our athletic fields and football stadium. To make up for it, students began the tradition of superfanning, dressing in wild and often outrageous costumes that often caused the administration to cringe. At first, just a small select group of senior boys participated. Today, however, it is not uncommon to see the entire student section dressed in fluorescent colors, feathers and bizarre outfits. Student Council members put Summit on the map during Homecoming, 2006, by bringing in the very first carnival ride to our Homecoming Dance.“The lights of the ferris wheel could be seen blocks away,” said English teacher Katie Leatherwood. “No
one had ever thought of doing such a thing. It was truly magical.” One event never to be forgotten by anyone in the class of 2008 was a campaign stop made by Barack Obama, who spoke from the Summit gym to an audience of more than 2,000, proving that “maximum capacity” was more suggestion than law. Obama’s campaign began setting up for his arrival two days in advance, flooding the school with campaign constituents and Secret Service agencies. In 2009, after celebrating the new turf field, we were ranked number one in our 5A class in overall school excellence in athletics, activities, academics and sportsmanship after winning first place out of 40 schools in the Oregon School Activities Association’s (OSAA) Oregonian Cup. Today, more than 1,250 students attend our school, guided by more than 95 faculty and staff members. We work to maintain our academic success, and as one of the 17 Bend-La Pine Schools rated “Outstanding” on the 2010 State Report Card, we know our students will exceed the statewide and national averages for SAT scores, as they have for ten consecutive years. We are the Superfans who proudly follow our teams to every single game, regardless of their successes or failures. We are the school that raises money in times of disaster and tragedy and we know we will continue to join together, despite our differences, to help people in times of need. Through the last ten years, our traditions have strengthened, just as we have. We are proud to be called the Storm.
Summit High School opens as the third high school in Bend. The cost to build and open was $29.3 million. We began without a senior class and welcomed just 964 students. We proudly watch as our first senior class graduates. Our programs and traditions are growing, but we continue to fight being the new kid on the block.
We begin to celebrate athletic successes and are finally able to run complete programs. Our boys swim team is the first to bring home a state championship. A 32-panel solar power system is installed. We begin conserving and focus on being more green. We are becoming known as a highly successful academic school. We raise more than $32,000 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, by holding a track marathon walk. The football and track areas, built on pumice fields, develop large sinkholes and must be completely rebuilt. Student Council begins the tradition of carnival rides at Homecoming beginning with a Ferris Wheel. The “No Field, No Problem” shirt is born and worn proudly to “home” games at Bend and Mountain View High. The sunken stadium is replaced for a price tag of $9 million. Summit is just one of the two schools in the nation with a turf field and top of the line track. Summit wins the Oregonian Cup for the first time. Students raise more than $38,000 for Sparrow Club, establishing a national high school record.
The school newspaper claims its first national recognition and wins both state and western regional journalism awards. Students, again, raise more money than any other school for their Sparrow. Summit band receives invitation to Carnegie Hall as one of 18 bands attending the National Band Festival.
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INCEPTION In the world of corporate espionage, Dom Cobb is the man you want. He specializes in Inception: the ability to steal secrets from someone’s subconscious, but at a the price of his loved ones. When the chance at redemption arrives, Cobb and his team must plant an idea, not steal it, with complications that only Cobb could have seen coming. Director: Christopher Nolan Writer: Christopher Nolan (screenplay) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page
SHREK FOREVER AFTER Sick of the boring lifestyle he now leads, Shrek makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, a man who makes magical deals with contracts, to make him a “real ogre” again. When Shrek signs his name he is transported to a warped Far Far Away - Fiona, Donkey and Puss have no idea who he is, ogres are hunted and Rumpelstiltskin is king. Shrek must find a loophole in the contract in order to break the spell and restore his former life. Director: Mike Mitchell Writers: Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke Starring: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Alice, now 19 years old, falls back into Wonderland to discover it is not the same. After reuniting with old friends and forming an alliance with the White Queen, Alice must accept her fate: destroying the Red Queen. Director: Tim Burton Writers: Linda Woolverton (screenplay) and Lewis Carroll (books) Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 In the first part of the final installment of the epic series, Harry, Ron and Hermione are hiding from Voldemort and his followers while trying to find the Horcruxes that hold his soul. While following every lead, they discover the Deathly Hallows: an urban wizarding myth of three objects that would make any wizard or witch the conqueror of death, and the object of Voldemort’s desire. Director: David Yates Writers: Steve Kloves (screenplay) and J.K. Rowling (novel) Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint
The women of Wisteria Lane have witnessed many surprises in their seventh season. Paul Young, a returning antagonist, is turning one of the neighborhood’s houses into a halfway house. Lynette’s old friend from college, Renee (Vanessa Williams), is living with her and her family and Bree started dating her young handyman after her husband left her. Gabby and Carlos find out one of their daughters is not biologically theirs, she was switched at birth, and Susan’s financial woes have forced her husband Mike to leave Wisteria Lane. Starring: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria
HOUSE After six previous seasons of sexual tension and conflict between the two, House and Cuddy are finally giving a relationship a try. Along with the new professional conflicts between them, there is also a new team member: Martha Masters, a thirdyear medical student and genius who graduated high school at 15 years old. Starring: Hugh Laurie, Robert Sear Leonard, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer, Peter Jacobson and Amber Tamblyn
BOOKS GREY’S ANATOMY After last season’s shocking finale, season seven continues month after the shooting, dealing with the aftermath. Everyone is trying to deal with their trauma in individual ways while trying to manage the difficult cases thrown at them. Starring: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Patrick Dempsey, Chandra Wilson, Sara Ramirez, Eric Dane, Kevin McKidd, Jesse Williams, Sarah Drew, Kim Raver and James Pickens, Jr.
FRINGE After two seasons of jaw dropping supernatural phenomena, the third season goes beyond anything viewers could have imagined. With episodes alternating between the two parallel universes, FBI agent Olivia Dunham is stuck in the other universe while scientist Walter Bishop’s double, Walternate, experiments on her. Meanwhile, Olivia’s counterpart, Fauxlivia, lives in our universe attempting to get close to Walter’s son and consultant, Peter. Starring: Joshua Jackson, Anna Torv and John Noble
DECISION POINTS by George W. Bush
In this autobiography about his two terms as the forty third president, Bush recounts his experiences from the night he was elected to the aftermath of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina to commencing the Iraq War. With confessions and regrets, these accounts are sure to make for an insightful read.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN by Mark Twain
After years of attempting to write his autobiography, Twain was finally able to pen his life, inspiration for his legendary writing and memories in a three-volume collection. Found in both manuscript and typescript after his death in 1910, these memoirs were published officially for the first time in the one hundred years since his death.
THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST
by Stieg Larsson translated by Reg Keeland
GOSSIP GIRL After a summer spent abroad, the well known residents of the Upper East Side return for a dramatic year. Georgina shocks Dan with a son, but Dan discovers the child isn’t his. Nate’s new girlfriend is out to destroy Serena, the cause is soon revealed and Blair has
THE UGLY TRUTH
plans that may sabotage her image at Columbia. Season four, of course, also includes the usual family drama that surrounds the lives of New York’s elite. Starring: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick
by Jeff Kinney
In the fifth book of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, growing up is not turning out the way that Greg Heffley always thought it would. Taking on more responsibilities, attending parties where girls are present and hitting puberty seem so much worse than he imagined, especially without his best friend Rowley to talk to. Growing up may prove to be more complicated than Greg planned.
MOCKING JAY by Suzanne Collins
Katniss Everdeen has sacrificed herself for her little sister, left home, killed people she cared for and survived the Hunger Games twice. These surprising victories have inspired the people of Panem to rebel against The Capitol, despite the extreme caution the government took to ensure this kind of unrest would not happen. Now, because she sparked the rebellion, Katniss, her family and her district are all in more danger than ever.
Recovering from a bullet wound to the head in the ICU unit of a Swedish hospital is the least of Lisabeth Salander’s problems. Once she has recovered, she must return to Stockholm to be accused and tried for murdering three people. Despite the corrupt government that does its best to ruin her life, and the fact that someone tried to kill her, Lisabeth is determined to get the revenge she sees fit. In this final novel of the Millennium Trilogy Series, Lisabeth does not hold back.
EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
As award season approaches, it seems only more than appropriate to look back at the top five movies, literature, music and technology to prepare for all that 2011 has in store.
ALBUMS RECOVERY EMINEM
Originally titled “Relapse 2” Eminem’s seventh album “Recovery” has soared. Selling over 741,000 it its first week and released several chart topping hits including “Not Afraid” and “Love The Way You Lie.” Eminem has also earned multiple Grammy nominations in the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Solo Rap performance.
NEED YOU NOW LADY ANTEBELLUM
The unstoppable trio’s second album “Need You Now” was not only coveted by their millions of fans, but critics as well. After winning multiple awards in country music, Lady Antebellum has earned Grammy nominations in Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Country Album and Best Country Song.
The moment when you are asked to “speak now or forever hold your peace” at weddings has always fascinated Taylor Swift and was the inspiration for her record, “Speak Now.” The anticipated third album sold over a million copies in the first week and topped song chart for months at a time. Swift wholly
wrote all 14 tracks about the two years since her last album “Fearless,” covering everything from moving into her own apartment to getting revenge on a rival to her favorite song subject: boys. Swift has been nominated for several Academy of Country Music Awards including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year.
KATY PERRY FEAT. SNOOP DOGG
HEY, SOUL SISTER
While her third album “Teenage Dream” was a success on its own, Perry’s first single was number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 for six straight weeks. Created in response to Jay-Z and Alicia Key’s “Empire State of Mind,” Perry and Snoop Dogg’s collaboration was an instant hit and the anthem of California girls everywhere. Lyrics by: Katy Perry, Bonnie McKee, Calvin Broadus, Max Martin and Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald
The unmistakable sound of the ukulele, the lovable lyrics and the upbeat melody complete Train’s hit from their fifth album “Save Me San Francisco.” “Hey, Soul Sister” reached number three on Billboard’s Hot 100, their highest rank to date. The song’s success earned the trio a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals Lyrics by: Patrick Monahan, Amund Bjørklund and Espen Lind
LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE
EMINEM FEAT. RIHANNA
After dealing with an incredibly public physically abusive relationship with then boyfriend Chris Brown, fans were shocked at hearing Rihanna’s collaboration with Eminem. Telling a graphic story of a physically abusive couple, “Love The Way You Lie” is the man’s perspective of the relationship. The song has been nominated for several Grammy awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Best Rap Song and Best Short Form Music Video Lyrics by: Marshall Mathers, Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman and Makeba Riddick
The Apple iPad is quickly becoming the world’s most popular electronic device, with over 3.3 million sold in its first three months alone. With thousands of downloadable apps to choose from, it proves to be both useful and versatile. Though the iPad is bought for its technological abilities, its sleek and elegant design doesn’t hurt. Though it costs $499, compared to Apple’s laptops, the price is actually slim. The Apple iPad is a revolutionary device that furthers today’s journey into the technological future.
British newcomer Taio Cruz’s successful first single has taken America by storm and soared to the top of music charts all over the world. Earning the number two spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, Cruz is earning a global fan base with his first album “The Rockstarr Collection.” Lyrics by: Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Benjamin Levin, Bonnie McKee and Taio Cruz
GOOGLE TV VIA LOGITECH REVUE It’s internet access and TV all rolled into one. Connecting with your cable box, the Google TV Via Logitech Revue allows you to search movies, TV shows, actors and record your favorite things on TV. A keyboard is your controller, allowing you to adjust the volume, type in a name, use shortcuts, turn devices on and off, track around the Web, navigate through menus and control what you are watching as any remote would. Costing around $300, this device is sure to revolutionize how television is viewed.
Normally when you go to the market you expect to find food and an assortment of odd items, but when you shop at the Android Market you will find games and other apps at your finger tips. Energy efficient, a 5.0 megapixel camera, four inch touch screen and the ability to connect to Wi-Fi, AT&T’s Android family, along with Google capabilities makes it one of the top phones to date.
MY WORLD 2.0 The phenomenon that is Justin Bieber has continued to spread with the release of the twin to his debut record, “My World 2.0.” Due to his rampant success, Bieber is the youngest male solo artist to top music charts since 1963. With several singles, including “Baby,” U Smile,” “Never Let You Go” and “Somebody To Love,” heading charts it comes as no surprise that Bieber has been nominated for best new Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.
THE GIFT SUSAN BOYLE
Susan Boyle is the perfect example of the idea that first impressions are not always correct. Appearing to be an average Scottish woman, Boyle captured the attention of Great Britain of the popular show “Britain’s Got Talent” and has sparked the interest of America with her premiere album “The Gift.” Boyle is nominated for the Grammy’s Best Pop Vocal Album with the song that started it all, “I Dreamed A Dream.”
B.O.B FEAT. HAYLEY WILLIAMS
Stars finally got to take a break from their wish granting duties when B.o.B released the third single from his debut album “B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray.” Although they recorded the collaboration separately, B.o.B. and Paramore
With the thousands of games and apps available in modern technology, the most popular game of all is the Parrot A.R. Drone. Designed for both inside and outside use, this helecopter-like toy is controlled by most Apple devices, such as the iPhone. Battery powered and made of a light foam, the Parrot costs $299, does not brake easily. If by chance it does, repair parts are easily bought and on the drone.
SAMSUNGGOOGLE ANDROID SMARTPHONE
PARROT A.R. DRONE
lead singer Williams had an instant hit, and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals. Lyrics by: Jeremy Dussolliet, Justin Franks, Alexander Grant, Bobby Simmons and Tim Sommers
APPLE IPHONE 4 The iPhone is one of the most high tech phone yet. It has easy to use apps, the abilities of an iPod, phone and computer in a compact, sleek cellular device. Settings allow you to customize the phone to the owners personal style. The phone automatically comes with stock updates, Safari, a calculator, a clock, the weather, maps, a calender, YouTube notes, camera and video camera. As Apple develops more apps, the iPhone’s options increase too.
EYE of the Storm TUESDAY, February 22, 2011
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B Editor in Chief: Ali Kinkade
This project was inspired by wishes written and drawn on thin boards and then hung from the ceiling at local coffee shop Thump. This community art project is on display to give a candid voice to the secret (or not-so-secret) human desires present in everyone. In lieu of wood, the entries here were submitted on slips of paper torn off of fliers posted on walls. Additional entries came from the dream clouds posted on the walls in conjunction with Unity Week. The entries that flooded into C104 in response to this simple question ranged from haunting to hilarious. There were too many entries to include them all, but we were struck by the variety of wants, which range from a date with a fictional character to a way to change the past.
Ali Kinkade, ALEC ARMIJO
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Standout Athletes: Wettig shares success C2 Storm Nation: Sports beyond school walls C4-5 EYE OF THE STORM TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
C Nathan Guyer Editor-at-Large
Young athletes need proper nutrition Adequate diet needed to build muscle, provide body fuel for athletes River Sterne Staff Writer
Running hard, playing strong, the finish line or championship point is within sight. But then in a moment you’re collapsed, struggling to hold yourself up. As you see your dreams of victory slip by, you wonder, what went wrong?
Most athletes know the feeling, the lack of peak performance as you hit ‘the wall’. In many cases, this can be attributed to a poor athletic diet. Proper nutrition can help build muscle, give your body fuel and aid in recovery after workouts. However, athletes frequently do not take full advantage of the benefits of a healthy diet. “Proper nutrition for a high school athlete in season or training is the single most neglected aspect of high school sports,” said Keith Wilkins, P.E. teacher and rock climbing coach. A large part of proper sports nutrition is consuming a lot of protein because it aids in recovery and helps build muscle mass.
“When you’re lifting weights or pushing your muscles to their limits, it causes muscular micro-tears and when those build back you build strength,” said Wilkins. “Protein helps repair those micro-tears.” While proteins play a key role in muscle building and recovery, they are not the only important aspect of an athletic diet. For most endurance sports such as running, biking or nordic skiing, carbohydrates are the best fuel. Traditional foods, such as sandwiches and fruits are often poor choices for energy during endurance activities because they tend to sit in the bottom of the stomach. See NUTRITION, C7
INSIDE THE STORM Athletes step outside traditional school sports From the swoosh of the basket and crunch of tackling bodies to the whistling of a soaring golf ball, school sports offer a diverse range of activities for students to participate in. Athletes of all types can find their knack either on the court, field, pool or other arena. While impressive, the plethora of school sports by no means encompasses the interests of everyone. These individuals reach outside the school’s limits to pursue their passions in sports of all kinds. See C4-5
Andy Su Cycling
Su started racing when he was 12. He races for the junior division of the USA Cycling league, currently in the 17-18 year-old bracket.
Isabella Barna Fencing
Barna is the second top junior fencer in the United States, attending and medaling in the 2008 and 2009 Summer Nationals, European Cadet World Cup and Junior Olympics.
Rock Climbing Black began climbing when she was two years old. Black recently placed first in the Yeti’s Lair tournament in Klamath Falls.
Watts has been snowboarding since age seven and is currently the youngest member of the USA Rookie Halfpipe Team. He finished fourth in the Canadian Open in February, 2010.
Junior Paxton Deuel was the 2009 Class 5A boys doubles state champion, a member of the only all-freshman boys doubles state championship team in Oregon history (with partner Adam Krull), the 2010 Class 5A boys singles semifinalist (third in the history of bend). and a two-time IMC district champion (singles and doubles.) Photos courtesy of Deuel family
Rising tennis star looks to future college career Paxton Deuel climbs national rankings while keeping his academic goals alive Mitchell Bailey Staff Writer
If you ever need to get a hold of Paxton Deuel, you will probably find him at the tennis court. It is a rare day for the 16-yearold junior when he is not spending at least an hour hitting at the Athletic Club of Bend, playing with pro Jason Quigley and or conditioning and strength training at Strength Solutions. It all started ten years ago, when Peter Deuel took his six-year-old son to the Athletic Club of Bend to play tennis. In the years since, Paxton has been climbing through the ranks of the club’s youth tennis programs. Quigley, one of his coaches, recognized his talents and started taking Deuel to regional and even national tournaments. Now Deuel is one of the best in
the Northwest: He is ranked 194th in the nation and 4th in the region, an exceptional achievement. Deuel has rearranged his class schedule to accommodate his sport; taking two online classes so he can practice during his open blocks. Some days he even practices before school. Deuel’s passion and dedication to his sport have paid off. As a freshman, he and doubles partner Adam Krull won the state championship for boys doubles. Switching to singles for his sophomore year, Deuel took fourth in state. This year, again playing as a single, Deuel is looking to add a second state title to his collection. “State is going to be good this year because I’m going to win!” said Deuel. But the majority of Deuel’s achievements are not at the high
school level. Over the past two years, he has been invited to numerous United States Tennis Association (USTA) tournaments, the most prestigious being the USTA National Championship in Kalamazoo, Michigan in July, 2010. Although he did not place at the tournament, Deuel says that it was a good opportunity. “It’s the biggest junior tournament in America,” said a proud Deuel. “It was tough, but I enjoyed the experience.” Over the course of the year, Deuel plays in a multitude of invitational tournaments at a regional level, sometimes traveling away from home two or three weekends in a row. He is accompanied on these trips by his parents. “It’s fun traveling to tourna-
ments and spending time with Paxton,” said Mary Jo Deuel, Paxton’s mother. Often times, Deuel’s tennisrelated travels force him to miss school. Make-up work is a way of life for the junior, who is taking advanced math and science classes, as well as two AP courses. “Sometimes it is hard to stay caught up, especially in my AP classes,” said Deuel. To those outside the world of tennis, Deuel’s passion may seem like an obsession. But according to him, his life is not so consumed by the sport as some are. Many of the people he competes against nationally go to special tennis academies, where all of their time not spent sleeping or studying is used for practicing tennis. See DEUEL, C3
Girls swimming takes tenth consecutive district title Madi Brewer claims four first place finishes, heads for state with team Rianna AYLward Staff Writer
After a successful 2010 season, taking first and second in state respectively, expectations were high for both girls and boys Storm swim teams. Despite graduating elite swimmers Mason Allen, Paul Hartmeier, Chris Moon and Christy Rogers, our swimmers aimed for the district gold once again. Led by returning swimmers Brooke Walsh, Suzie Foster, Sydney Steinberg and Madi Brewer, the girls team was able to boast their tenth consecutive district championship, topping second place Bend High by a solid 56 points.
Jackie Nonweiller competes in the 100 breastroke during the District Swim Meet. Nonweiller finished second and will compete on the state level. Devon Holler photo “This team compared to last year’s was less strong so it was a challenge to win districts, but the girls on he team worked hard and we pulled it off,” said junior
Brooke Walsh. “It was so exciting to win for the tenth year in a row and carry on the tradition.” Brewer placed first in 200 free, 100 backstroke and swam two legs
on the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. Walsh won the 100 freestyle and took second in 50 freestyle, while Foster won the 200 IM and 100 butterfly and swam on both 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Coach Amy Halligan also acknowledged freshman Abbie Sorlie as having been a big contributor to the Storm’s domination. Sorlie placed third in the 100 back stroke and swam a leg in both the 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay teams. On the boys side, the podium results switched, with Bend High raising the first place trophy. Strong performances by Chris Nyaradi, Connor Brenda and Ben Griffin helped seal a second place finish at districts. Nyaradi took first in the 200 and 500 freestyle. Brenda and Griffin also scored points, with Brenda placing second in the 200 individual medley and 100 breast stroke. See SWIMMING, C3
t the time of the impact, it felt like any other ball to the face. That is, except for the fact that my neck popped multiple times as it twisted into an unnatural position. I shook it off and continued training. I had no pain. I was Emma not knocked to the ground and I never Malmquist passed out. Columnist Later that evening I began feeling extremely tired and felt a slight headache. The next morning I felt even worse but went to school anyway. The next day, my head was pounding, I couldn’t see straight, I could barely stand up and my stomach was twisted into knots. That weekend, I assumed I just had come down with a virus. I played in two games, heading the ball several times as I usually do. Little did I know that the next few months would become a roller coaster ride for me. Sunday evening after my game I was beginning to realize something wasn’t right. I was confused and often repeated myself; the intense pain in my head and inability to see straight caused my stomach to ache. My parents and I put together the symptoms and figured I had a concussion. I went to my doctor, who suggested I see a concussion specialist the next day. Concussions occur when a sudden hit causes the brain to crash into the wall of the skull. This temporarily causes the brain to be unable to function properly. Some concussions last hours, others last months. Post-Concussive Syndrome (PCS) commonly lasts for a few months. However, on rare occasions, people may deal with PCS for the rest of their lives. After seeing the concussion specialist, I was referred to another doctor and then another, and by the end, I was working with roughly eight doctors. Neurologists, vision therapists, concussion specialists, physical therapists and even an acupuncturist, worked together to nurse me back to normal activity. See MALMQUIST, C3
C2 EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Basketball teams demonstrate potential as seasons close Varsity girls squad fights for spot in 5A league title race Tashia Davis Staff Writer
After winning the IMC in 2009, the varsity girls basketball team has been fighting to regain its title. And, fighting to the end, the squad has managed to shatter the postseason playoff picture. With an overall record of 12 wins and nine losses (3-3 IMC), the Storm will end the regular season with a home Intermountain Hybrid contest against Crook County. Taylor Pierce led the way with 20 points to top the Mountain View Cougars 53-49. Kayleigh Phillips added 13 points. “We just kept getting stronger,” said junior Kristin Parr. The Storm knocked off Bend High 42-41 in a game that would have clinched the league title for the Lava Bears if they had won. With the help of senior forward Pierce, the team has kept the dream alive in their win against Bend, which stands with an overall record of 15-5. In her first match after suffering a concussion against Sisters Dec. 7, Pierce scored 16 points, helping the Storm secure a 44-35 overtime victory over the team they lost to by ten points the previous week. The Storm suffered a loss to Mountain View (14-7) 56-39, but bounced back for a 43-39 victory against Crook County (11-12). Freshman Raja Char hit six free throws and scored 17 points, and Parr played solid defense leading to easy transition points for the win, according to Varsity Coach Ryan Cruz. “We work harder than any other team in the state,” said senior forward Katie Benedikt. At Redmond, the Storm was able to pull away to beat the Panthers (9-15) 53-35 with Pierce, Parr, and junior Sarah Edwards contributing game-high points. The new 5A Intermountain Conference system is arranged so each team plays each other three times, creating a different dynamic for the players. “It would get boring,” said Parr, “but the inter-city rivalry keeps it intense and competitive.” In a third match-up against Bend, the Storm lost 44-35. “We felt like we played good defense, holding them to 30 points,” said Cruz. “But it’s hard to win a game when you only score eight points in the second half.” In their next game at Mountain
Taylor Pierce leads the way with 20 points to top the Mountain View Cougars 53-49. The Storm scored 17 points in the third quarter to take a 37-36 lead going into the final period. The girls ended their regular season with a game against Crook County. Devon Holler photo View, the team added another loss to their record at 49-34 after leading by four points at halftime. The Storm came out slow to stall the Cougars’ game, but lost ball control in the second half. The Storm pulled off an overtime win over Crook County 5146. Char scored 28 points, over half the team’s total. A late shot by Redmond put them up 37-34 over the Storm in their next hybrid match. At this point, the team is hoping to be IMC champions again and to do well at the state tournament. “We’ll do the best we can, and if everyone is healthy we’ll go for state,” said Parr.
Varsity boys struggle The new Intermountain Conference system brought a new twist to the inter-city rivalries between Summit, Bend and Mountain View, scheduling the three schools to play
each other three times. With an overall record of five wins and 16 losses (0-6 IMC), the absence of several team members throughout the season, including two all-league players, has proved to be a challenging speed bump for the Storm. The boys finished their season with a game at Crook County after falling to a 53-44 loss to the Mountain View Cougars, despite the 11 points added by both Blake Soto and Mitchell Wettig. “Wettig is one of the best players in the IMC,” said Cougar Coach Craig Reid during a Bulletin interview. The Bend Lava Bears clinched the three-team league’s No. 1 seed for the Class 5A play-in round, defeating the Storm 67-54 and winning the 15 of their 16 games. Injuries appear to have been the Storm’s toughest match this season. “It seems like every week someone else is getting hurt,” said senior wing Wettig. This obstacle has led many younger players to step up. Several
ATHLETES When senior Mitchell Wettig ran into an unusually tall man at a tournament in Las Vegas, it took him a second to realize it would be one of the most exciting moments of his basketball career. “I actually physically bumped into LeBron James,” said Wettig. This is just one highlight of the 6’4” wing’s time as a basketball player. Wettig started playing when he was five-years-old. He has participated on a club team since fifth grade with many members who now play for Bend High. “We have a different style since we have played together for so long,” said Wettig. “It makes it fun to play against them with the Summit team members.” Wettig is also a part of an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team, a state selection that requires a
try-out process before becoming a member. His team placed ninth out of 64 teams at the nationwide Las Vegas tournament last summer. Wettig began his career playing for the Storm making freshman team when he was in ninth grade. He swung varsity his sophomore year and has been on the team ever since. He has started every game he has been healthy for this year. “What’s fun about playing for Summit is that I’ve never played with a lot of the younger kids on varsity before,” he said. “It’s good to play with new people and they help me get better and grow as a player.” He is planning on going to Pacific University in Forest Grove to play Division III basketball, but he “won’t know for sure until the end of the season,” said Wettig. No matter what, Wettig says he plans to keep playing basketball through college. “When I’m bored, I wish I was in a really competitive game,” he said. “Adrenaline is the most fun thing, especially with all the fans and the support.”
of the Storm starters are sophomores and juniors. “It’s made me realize that I just have to accept and play harder to give everything I can to the team,” said senior point guard Soto. The Storm lost their first conference match to OSAA 5A first-ranked team in the state Bend (18-2) 35-48, but the game was a step in the right direction for the team. Assistant Coach Mark Tichenor said they out-competed Bend for most of the game. “We’re a young and maturing team,” said Head Coach Dan Munson. “We’re getting better and seeing growth every day.” In their next game against Mountain View (14-6), the Storm lost 6359. The team added another loss to Crook County (11-12) 47-43. The Storm played strong defense to come back with a victory against Redmond (9-13) in their next Hybrid match. Redmond had won by 20 points five weeks ago. “We were at a fork in the road
and we could have cashed in our chips,” said Munson. “But that’s not what competitive athletes do.” In their second IMC game against Bend, the Storm lost 64-37 after suffering a 34 point difference in the third quarter. “Our guys just didn’t bring it, but Bend also played very well,” commented Munson. A second match at Mountain View ended in defeat for the Storm. Although they only trailed by seven points in the fourth quarter, the team recorded a 68-57 loss to the Cougars. Sophomore Austin Peters scored a career-high 21 points. Coach Munson was proud of how the team played. “We’re so young, but we’re improving,” he said. “Who’s to say we can’t do what we did last year?” Despite taking an early lead in their next hybrid match at Crook County, the Storm lost 39-35. They added another loss against Redmond, 47-39, after beating them earlier in the season.
Suffering from stress fractures, P.O.T.S. syndrome, and concussions will not stop 6’0’’ senior forward Taylor Pierce from dominating on the basketball court. The Storm was able to beat Bend 44-35 in overtime a week after losing to them by 10 points, and there’s no denying that Pierce played a major role in the win. In her first game after being cleared for a concussion early in the season, Pierce scored 16 points and made 10 of her 12 free throws, leading the Storm to their first IMC victory of the season. Pierce has played basketball since the third grade. She is a member of two club teams: the Bend High Mountain Hoops team that includes “all-star” players from Central Oregon, and a California Paye’s Place AAU team that plays on a national level. Pierce made high school varsity her freshman year. She was named Player of the Year her sophomore year, but spent the next year on the sidelines with a stress fracture and related injuries she suffered while playing basketball and volleyball. “Conditioning and staying
healthy is the hardest part of playing basketball,” said Pierce, “but it pays off.” After the 2010-2011 season, Pierce plans to take a year off from competitive basketball to regain health from Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). POTS is a condition in which a change from the supine position to an upright position causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate, often, but not always accompanied by a fall in blood pressure (www.medgle.com). Pierce will continue playing on club teams through the coming year in order to keep her prospective spots with Division 1 colleges Brown and Dartmouth. “They said if I kept playing, they would keep recruiting me,” said Pierce, who participates in volleyball, swim team, and tennis. Her real love, however, is basketball. “The game is fastpaced,” said Pierce. “I truly love basketball and the adrenaline rush it gives me.”
EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Nordic Ski Team navigates obstacles on and off the course Large numbers dwindle but success with elite athletes continues for an enduring team Mitchell Bailey Staff Writer
The Nordic Ski Team has taken a path with as many twists, turns, up and downs as the trails they ski on. The glory of last season’s state titles gave way to uncertainty after the graduation of senior standouts Bella Smith, a regular first place finisher on the girls side, and boys Pat Madden, Mikey Widmer, Danny Coil and Kendal Johnson, who were commonplace on the top-five podium. But the challenge of continuing to dominate the Oregon High School Nordic Organization (OHSNO) league was easily met in the team’s first race Dec. 18. Senior Reitler Hodgert, a veteran of both the Summit team and Bend Endurance Academy’s Nordic Team, easily skated to victory on the 5.6 kilometer course at Virginia Meisner SnowPark near Bend.
Keeping up a tradition started last year, the Storm boys swept the top five. Hodgert was followed by Nick St. Clair, Ryan St. Clair, Max Millslagle and Kelly Smallwood. “These guys...really rose the occasion despite the size of the shoes they had to fill,” said head coach Gregg Strome. “The snow was pretty bad,” said Hodgert. “But I know the course really well, and I was able to run a good race.” The team also enjoyed success with the girls team; juniors Keelin Moehl and Mel Hopkins finished second and third. Junior Megan Fristoe rounded out the top five. The initial victories would soon be accompanied by additional challenges. Three weeks later, while the boys skied a victorious race in the sunshine, the girls were forced to race the same 5.6-k Meisner course in the pouring rain, a melancholy omen of their loss. It was the first time they had lost a meet in five seasons. Since that race, the team has suffered the loss of four of its top five females, one to an injury and the other three due to different conflicts. But that would not stop Moehl from emerging victorious at Teacup Lake on Jan. 29. The 29th would prove to be a day of reckoning on the boys
team as well; the team raced at Teacup Lake without its top six skiers, who were participating in a Junior Olympic Qualifier in Soldier Hollow, Utah. But the boys team would once again rise to the occasion and prove that it could make it to the top without their best athletes. Sophomore Luc Boileau took first and junior Ben Blauvelt finished third. The Storm’s greatest outside competition, Bend High’s Peter Schwartz, took second. “These guys really stepped up to the plate this race,” said Strome. “The boys have really proven themselves, and they can still win races without some of our more elite skiers.” Storm Nordic has sealed its reputation as an imposing force in terms of success as well as shear numbers. The team peaked at 62 registered skiers, (although members have since drastically decreased), and while it is rare for a race or practice to have 100 percent participation, the sea of green jackets easily overwhelms the colors of other schools. The coaches are excited to have attracted this volume of new skiers; the vast majority of whom are freshmen. This depth will ensure that the team’s size and speed reputation will continue for years to come.
What’s the DIFFERENCE? Back in the old days, going cross-country skiing didn’t involve much decision making. You strapped your leather boots onto your wooden skis and sallied forth. Now, not only is there a vast assortment of gear, but there are different disciplines to choose from, and the choice of classic versus skate skiing informs much of the equipment decision-making.
•Skis have less defined tips •Boots are stiffer, more ankle support •Solid bases, no wax pocket •Use only glide wax, no kick wax •Skiers get momentum by pushing off one ski, and shifting all their weight onto the glide ski, and go back and forth in this manner in a V-shaped pattern. •Skate skiing has become more popular in the United States because it is considered cross-training for running, cycling, and other warm-weather sports. •Skate skiing will always be faster, which is why it is the sole form of skiing used in biathlon.
•Skis have high-pointed, well defined tips •Boots have more range of motion for feet •Bases have wax pocket on middle third of the ski, and may also have small pre-formed ridges for grip (fish-scales) •Glide wax is applied to the tips and tails of the skis, but skiers not using fish-scales must apply sticky “kick wax” to the middle third of the ski for grip •Skiers get momentum from driving the legs straight forward in a pair of grooves cut into the trail (tracks) with about six inches between the feet •In other parts of the world, such as Scandinavia, classic skiing, which is the more traditional discipline, is still more popular.
Swimming Continued from C1 Griffin took third in both the 100 and 50 freestyle. As a team the boys placed first in the 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay races. Starting off the season well, they took first in the Madras Invitational and second at the Bend City Invitational. Nyaradi, Foster, Walsh and Brewer will all be heading to 5A state championships Feb.18 at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. “I felt really good about my performance at districts, although in my 50 free I got second by two 1000ths of a second. I plan on getting some redemption for that frustrating loss at state,” said Walsh. “As of now, the girls are in route to get second at state, but if our girls move up places there is a chance we can win.”
Malmquist Continued from C1 I missed the last three months of school my eighth grade year. I later learned my absence was probably necessary and provided a positive recovery step since cognitive activity is often impaired by concussion injuries. I missed soccer the most. More than anything in the world I wanted to be outside with my friends, playing in games and tournaments. I felt I was missing everything and began to worry about not being able to play anymore. Some doctors told me with one concussion, I should easily be able to go back to soccer, but others contradicted the diagnosis, suggesting I not play again. This tore my heart. I didn’t want to be stupid and possibly injure myself worse, but it would kill me not to do what I loved. I was frustrated and felt hopeless because when I was seeming to make progress, I would feel two times worse. I was caught in a cycle, unable to make improvement. As I continued to work with my doctors, I gradually began to see results. As the new school year came around, I felt as though I would be ready to tackle the work
and begin playing soccer again. I am back into all my regular activities. However, after nine months, I am still dealing with lingering symptoms. My experience with concussions the last few months altered my outlook on traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Although the severity of concussions differ and the symptoms vary greatly for each individual, concussions should not be taken lightly. The hardest part of recovering from a concussion, besides the physical pain and exhaustion, is the fear of not returning to normal. The tendency is to return to normal activity too soon. As with broken bones, a cast for a few weeks will guarantee a safe return to sports; however when dealing with the brain, the safe time to return to activity is simply an estimation. The results can be fatal if the athlete returns too soon. That is why professionals are so concerned and cautious with their brain injury patients. “Concussions rely on self-reporting which can cause problems if the athlete says the symptoms are gone to get back into the game when they really aren’t ready; the management and recovery of the concussion then suffers and in return the athlete suffers as well,” said the Summit High School trainer Emily Schleicher, “I think I counted 18 concussion this season in all the fall sports.” Concussions like mine are extremely common in athletes of all ages. More than 300,000 concussions occur per year in the United States alone due to sports. The more concussions an athlete suffers, the more likely they are to be impacted by another. Concussions are more serious to the young because they are more likely to have prolonged brain swelling. Immature brains are also 60 percent more sensitive to glutamate which is a neurotransmitter. This means that while high school students might be expected to have a slower recovery than college students, their ability to recover showed a more complete functional recovery. Females with TBI are more likely to take time off school and report headaches; they also showed to be more likely to show signs of PCS than males.
Patients with concussions are being monitored more carefully now after studying the long term affects they have on athletes. The New York Times reported six professional football players with multiple concussions have donated their brains to concussion studies upon their deaths. The researchers will look for the long term physical, emotional and social affects multiple concussions have on athletes. Students who suffered concussions are advised to stay home from school to rest. Plenty of time should be given before coming back to be safe. Freshman McKenzie Goeman suffered one of her three concussions two years ago during basketball. She was fouled after a rebound, thrown to the ground and her head hit the floor. She passed out and had a seizure before being rushed to the hospital. The effects of her concussion lasted nearly two months and kept her from school for three weeks. “A concussion is like a shaken egg. You can’t see the injury but it is there. The hardest part about recovering is not knowing when it is safe to go back, the only thing that makes it better is resting. It is basically trial and error. You can try doing something and tell if you are ready or not by the symptoms that arise. The imPACT tests helped give me an idea when I was ready again,” said Goeman. High schools now require baseline imPACT testing for contact sports. This tests how the brain functions before injury for each individual in case a concussion occurs during the season. Athletes are asked to complete a simple computer test using motor skills, processing and memory. The athlete is also asked to fill out a symptoms survey which shows the main symptoms of a concussion. The student rates the current symptoms on a scale of 0-5. The numbers from the symptoms are added up and given as a total. Typical teens with no injury have a symptom score of nine; with my concussion, I had a score of 43. After the athlete shows no symptoms for a week, they retake the test to see if they are back at their normal functioning level. At this point they are released back to normal activity and become self-monitoring.
Deuel Continued from C1 “That doesn’t sound fun to me. I like having a life outside of tennis,” said Deuel. Deuel is not the type of rising tennis star willing to forgo a tradition high school experience to accommodate a six hour daily training schedule, in hopes of making it to the pros. Instead, he enjoys attending a regular high school, where his favorite subjects are English and history. Like any other teenager, his spare time is spent hanging out with friends, going to school functions and enjoying the outdoor opportunities that Central Oregon has to offer. But tennis is, and will remain, the dominant aspect of his life. Although those who have coached and played with him agree that Deuel has the tools necessary to enjoy a successful career in tennis, his future plans for himself do not include going pro. “I would rather get a college education,” said Deuel. “It is a hard life making a career as a professional.” While he is still undecided about what he is going to study, Deuel knows that he will continue to compete in tennis in college. He plans to attend a private university, preferably on the West Coast.
iver Helmich clings to the climbing wall, forearms throbbing and reaches for the next hold. Helmich, a part-time Summit freshman is a nationally renowned rock climber, along with fellow freshman Abby Black. Helmich and Black both spend a large portion of their time at the rock gym, climbing for hours at a time. “I probably spend three to four days a week at the gym, for at least two hours a day,” said Black. Helmich usually climbs five days a week because he has more time, as he is home schooled. Both climbers are members of a high-level Bend climbing team which also includes Helmich’s younger brother Tristan. Black and Helmich were both introduced to the sport by their parents. Helmich’s father was an avid climber in his late teens and got him into the sport almost five years ago. Black began climbing when she was around two years old when her parents took her out with them. Though Helmich has not been at it for as long, he has progressed rapidly and is now an exceptional climber. Helmich enjoys climbing because of the physical and mental aspects of it.
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rom skateboarding to snowboarding, Ben Watts has developed from a novice boarder to one of the best riders in the nation. He grew up watching pro snowboarders like Terje Håkonsen and Shaun White. By age 11, he was a sponsored athlete, recieving funds and gear from well known brands such as Nike 6.0, Oakley and Burton. Now, at age 17, Watts is making his ascent into the ranks alongside well established snowboarding pros, competing against some of the best boarders in the world. Despite having to balance school, online classes and competitions, Watts has taken home podium finishes in the European and Canadian Open, U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix and USASA Nationals. His riding has even been featured in the Warren Miller film “Playground.” Watts can usually be found on the mountain working to perfect his skills. His ultimate goal is a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
“I like how mentally challenging it is,” said Helmich. “And I love how the little stuff makes it so much fun.”
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Watts says he is lucky to have remained relativley injury-free, as it is not uncommon for high level snowboarders to end their career because of one false move in the air. The accomplishments of which he is most proud are his 4th place finish in the Canadian open in 2010 and 7th in the 2011 Dew Tour in Killington, Vermont. “Competing has become easier. I don’t give it anymore importance than it deserves, and over time, I’ve gained a relaxed attitude towards the pressure,” said Watts.
“Except for nationals, I don’t think River’s ever not won a competition.” said Black. Black and Helmich attend three or four competitions a season, two seasons a year. In addition to regional competitions they have attended several national championships.
“I always looked up to Shaun White. He showed me what was possible,” said Watts.
Success beyond what Summit has to offer to athletes
Whether its with the school team, or the Hutch’s team, Su is busy riding nine months out of twelve. He participates in races all over the West coast; venturing to the Willamette Valley, Washington, and California for races; often requiring him to miss school for travel. Despite his cycling skill, school will remain a priority for the 4.0 student, who is taking 3 AP classes as a junior. “It can be difficult to balance my racing and my schoolwork,” said Su. “But I always put the books first.”
“There’s several talented bikers at Summit,” said Su. “It is a privilege to be able to ride with them.”
Barna comments that her favorite memory was “definitely winning the World Cup in Grenoble, France.”
issing school for months at a time makes it hard for World Team Fencer Isabella Barna to keep up with the fast paced academic schedule the Advanced Placement courses present. While missing so much school is inconvenient and stressful for Barna, the thrill of being such an accomplished fencer is worth it. Traveling around Europe and the United States to participate in elite tournaments provides experiences for Barna that she never would have attending school every day. “I mean it’s hard making up the work and learning all the material on my own, but fencing is totally worth it,” comments Barna. Barna visits more foreign countries in a year than many of us will visit in a lifetime. After returning from a tournament in Austria, she spent just three days in Bend before jetting off to Sweden Feb. 9. Barna is the second top junior fencer in the United States, attending and medaling in the 2008 and 2009 Summer Nationals, European Cadet World Cup and Junior Olympics.
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rail or tarmac, rain or radiant sunshine, no matter where or what the weather junior Andy Su can often be found on the saddle of one of his bicycles. As soon as ski season ends in February, Su is back on his bike, either on the road or on the trainer, preparing for his spring-time road-racing season. He road-races through the spring and into summer, racing with his dad Ambrose and other members of their team, which is sponsored by Hutch’s Bicycles. Su started racing when he was 12-years-old. He races for the junior division of the USA Cycling league, currently in the 17-18 year old’s bracket. At age 14, however, he took 6th place in his division at the USA Cycling Road Nationals. Last year he placed 24th at the same event. When he was 15, Su won the Category 4, Stage 1 of the Cascade Cycling Classic, one of Central Oregon’s largest and best known sporting events. But Su’s biking career does not end for the year after road nationals in July. In September he then switches to training for the cyclo-cross season, which runs through December. Cyclo-cross, which originated in Europe in the early 1900’s, has only recently become popular in the United States. Cyclo-cross racers use a bicycle that is a hybrid between road and mountain bikes, and compete to see how many laps they can complete in a set period of time, usually 30 minutes. The course is muddy, often with tricky turns and climbs, as well as obstacles called “barriers” that require the rider to dismount and carry the bike over them. The last two years, Su has participated in Cyclo-Cross Nationals, which has taken place in Bend both years. Due to the sport’s new-found popularity, many schools have created their own cyclo-cross teams, including Summit. Su competes with the school’s team during cyclocross season.
Besides being an avid fencer Barna also enjoys painting, skiing, running and stand up paddle boarding, as well as being an academically successful junior here at Summit. On the way to becoming the best fencer in the United States at age 17, there is no telling where Barna will end up in just a few more years.
C6 EYE OF THE STORM •Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Alpine team shoots for top finish in state race Lyons, Oller lead team in consistent top finishes, await Horton’s return for state Nathan Guyer Editor-at-Large
Officials shout “course” in warning as Tyler Horton barrels down the mountain at speeds that verge on reckless abandon. Horton, a senior, was expected to lead the team in their state journey this year, and he was doing just that, until he suffered an injury part way through the season. Horton placed first in all three of the team’s early season races at Mt. Bachelor before a crash left him in injured reserve. With the teams sights set on making state, other skiers began to rise in the rankings “Once Tyler was injured, everyone was really bummed because he kind of cemented our spot as the leader of the Central Oregon league,” said junior Maddie Mary. “As of now though, Tyler is set to race at state in a couple weeks. It’ll be great to have him back.” Last year boys and girls boasted second and third place positions on the state podium respectively. Top placers on the boys side, Christian Schuster and Jordan Schiemer, are both absent on this season’s squad. “Overall we are stronger this year,” said senior Garrett Corbari. “We are more of a tight knit group.” Five skiers in the Grand Slalom (GS) and Slalom categories will compete at the state race, set to be held at Bachelor March 2-4. “We hope we can win state in the combined scoring,” said Corbari. “Hood River Valley will be our toughest competition at state, but in conference it’s Bend.” The team kicked off the season with a GS race Jan. 8. Sarah Oller led the girls with a fifth place finish, followed by Lucie Pepper rolling in at seventh. For the boys team, Doug Lyons and Tucker Shannon followed Horton’s first place title with fourth and sixth place finishes. Later races followed suit with Horton and Oller posting top finishes in a double slalom day Jan. 22. Oller placed third and fourth with Jordan Caine also bringing in a fourth place finish. Lyons kept a consistent second place. “The best part of the races is (coach) Joe Pro at the start and his inspiring words of encouragement,” said Mary. Caine continued to shine, finishing third and fourth in their next two races. New talent started to advance in the rankings for the boys, with Tucker Shannon and Daniel Conway both recording top finishes. “Our coach always tells us that his number one goal is for us to have fun,” said Mary. “Ski team is the most fun thing I’ve done in high school.”
Helmet/Goggles: A combo setup of one helmet and pair of goggles $175
What’s the Cost?
An account of the average expenses an alpine ski team member could expect to pay in a season with all the necessary gear
Multiple pairs for Slalom and Grand Slalom: $600 a pair
Misc (wax, tune up): Basic gear for waxing and tuning skis. Wax iron, table, edge sharpeners, etc.: $300
Clothes: Racing Speed Suit: $400 Jacket $200 Pants $200 Gloves $80
Travel: Averaging one overnight trip a year Day Pass at Ski Resorts: $50 Gas for carpooling: $50 Food: $40 Hotel: $150
Boots: One pair for all race types: $150
Staff looks back on collegiate athletics, shares experiences Mark Tichenor Beyond excelling in college academics, Mark Tichenor was also a stand-out basketball star. Tichenor was a four sport athlete at Gilroy High School in California, playing basketball and football for four years and baseball and golf for two. He began his college career at Gavilan Junior College in Gilroy, California in 1973. After playing basketball at Gavilan for two years, he received first team all-conference honors in 1975, his last season there. The next year Tichenor transferred to Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where he led his team to a Northwest Conference Division Three title in 1977. “I had college ability, but not enough for a Division 1 school,” said Tichenor.
“Willamette is a very high academic institution,” said Tichenor. “I think it’s as close to Ivy League as any school in Oregon. I really enjoyed my experience at Willamette because I could be an athlete and a full-time student.” Academically he was able to keep a 3.8 GPA while leading his team to success. “I felt good about my college experience,” said Tichenor. “I appreciate the route I went.” Tichenor continued to play competitively into his 30’s, but as he grew older he began to take part in less strenuous activities like cycling and golf. “Basketball is very hard on your joints,” said Tichenor. He still plays occasionally, but not on the level that he previously did. “I still have a great passion for the game,” said Tichenor. “There’s a certain connection and appreciation for exceptional players.” Jamie Brock Beginning soccer at the age of five, in a time when the sport was not popular for girls, health teacher Jamie Brock played on boys teams until high school. She made varsity for the North Bend High School Bull Dogs and was MVP all four years of being on the team. “We were terrible,” said Brock. “We lost every game and only had 14 kids—most of them had never played before.” Brock received a full ride scholarship to Southwestern Oregon Community College for soccer. She was selected to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community College league (NWAACC) all-star team. She took a year off to snowboard in Bend after two years of playing. “I missed soccer, so I did some research,” she said. In 1999, she asked Portland State, a NCAA Division 1 college, if she could walk on to the team. “I didn’t know how good I was in comparison to non-junior college players, but watching [the Portland State girls] practice, I thought ‘Okay, I can compete with these girls,’” said Brock.
She tried out that afternoon with her “five-dollar shin guards and cheap socks.” She worked hard in the first training session, which caught the coaches attention and she made the team. The next year Brock was named captain of the team. She played for two years with her tuition paid for by the college until she was no longer eligible to play. “The only downside was that we had to put up with a bad coach,” Brock added. Jason Colquhoun “I wasn’t one of the most skilled wrestlers. In fact the only way I made it in college wrestling was because I was a hard worker and I was fit. I was really fit,” said science teacher Jason Colquhoun. Colquhoun competed in the wrestling program for four years at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. “It’s a funny story actually. My high school wrestling coach set me up with the Forest Grove coach. He really got me on track to wrestle with them,” said Colquhoun. The year Colquhoun came in was the year a couple really good senior wrestlers left, so they recruited heavily around his weight class. There were a total of 14 wrestlers that were right around his weight class, which set the stage for tough competition for the top spots. Wrestling was a huge commitment for Colquhoun. “It was really difficult and took up a lot of my time but I have no regrets and I would do it the same way if I had the choice,” said Colquhoun. Practice was three to six in the afternoon every day. Then after dinner they would almost always go for a one hour run. “I didn’t have any social life during my freshman year in college. I was super focused on my studies,” said Colquhoun. His goal was to win a National Championship, but sadly he fell
short achieving an impressive fifth place at Nationals. His senior year, Colquhoun also was awarded the scholar athlete of the year at his school. “Wrestling was a lot of fun. The team bonded and like I said, given the choice, I would do it all the same,” said Colquhoun. Tom Nelson
EYE OF THE STORM • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Wrestlers win first IMC Dual Meet over Bend Wrestling team fights hard for victories against Bend, Madras Jacob Fritz Staff Writer
Summit ended the two-day Class 5A Special District Four regional wrestling tournament Saturday at Willamette High in eighth place with 116.5 points. The Storm will send sophomore Gabe Thompson (125 pounds) and junior Kaden Olson (215) to state Feb. 26, as both wrestlers finished third in their respective weight classes. “I was really happy placing third in Districts. It felt like it was time for good success for both me and my team,” said Thompson. The highlight of the season, the Storm‘s first dual meet victory over the Bend Lava Bears, set a new standard for the team. “It was awesome, finally beating Bend,” said Brian Pechan. “Everyone wrestled really hard and it paid off.” Wrestling the final match, Olson helped to make Storm history, pinning the Lava Bears’ Shane Buck in 53 seconds, giving head coach Tom Nelson the best gift ever, a 39-33 victory. The Storm led 33-9 early in the contest with three pins in the first four matches of the night. James Zachow (285), Erik Nazario (112) and Brian Pecham (119) all won by fall to give the Storm an early 18-6 lead. The team had a strong season start with a first time victory over Madras High School and a third place finish at the annual opening-
Springfield tournament. Eric Thompson and Nazario led the team at Springfield posting first and second place finishes respectively. Following those well-deserved wins, the Storm lost to both Redmond and Crook County High School. “I don’t mind losing when it is to a squad that is better. We all fought as hard as we could and that is all that matters,” said junior Ryan Leiphart. The Storm bounced right back from those tough defeats, battling through one of the most premiere tournaments of the season, the Adrian Erwin , held at Mountain View. Both Sean Seefeldt and Connor Rueth emerged from that tournament with sixth place finishes. “We are a really young team Eric Nazario (112 pounds) overwhelms Mountain View’s Jake McDonald. The Storm lost the meet 44-19 and I expect we will continue despite Nazario’s victory. Jared Lewis photo our growth. This is the best gives the team six team points. A tech fall year. Hayes Joyner (145) recorded the Storm’s year we have had yet,” said (beating the opponent by 15 points or more) only pin. Seefeldt. The Cougars came out on top 44-19. Nazario The team’s performance, mimicking a roll- gives a team five points. Win by eight to fourercoaster ride, continued at the Oregon Clas- teen points, and the team gets four points. provided the only win for the Storm at 112. “It was tough for all of us losing to Mounsic, the premiere dual tournament of the year. Win by less than eight and the team is given three points. At the end of the night, the team tain View, but we just didn’t wrestle the way I The team lost their three dual matches. know we can,” said Gabe. “It was a really tough competition, but we with the most points wins. The Storm competed Jan. 22 in the LaPine The Storm attended JV districts Feb. 2. Gabe just could not get our game together this time. Next year I hope we do much better,” said Frostbite Invitational and placed third over Thompson placed first. all. “It was a good night for all of us,” said Pechan. Closely following the LaPine Tournament, Brandon Katter, who placed second in the Dual meets pose matches between the best wrestlers (in their respective weight classes) the Storm hosted the Mountain View Cougars event along with Thomas O’Shea. “All of our from two different schools. A pin in a match for, possibly their biggest dual meet of the wrestlers did really well.”
Did I really just eat that?
Carl’s Junior Six Dollar Burger
Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries
Chili’s Paradise Pie
Quizno’s Classic Italian
Jamba Juice Chocolate Moo’d
P.F. Chang’s Pork Lo Mein
Nutrition Continued from C1
Instead of blood flow and energy being focused on movement and activity, it is being focused on digesting this food, hindering the athlete. Peak performance for all athletes requires the most efficient use of energy. A good pre-run breakfast for those who run three to six miles can be something as simple as a banana, water and maybe a cup of coffee an hour or so before starting your workout. You could also eat toast with jam or half an carbohydrate bar if that works for you. You’ll need to learn what works best for your system and how much time you need to digest your food, but most people can eat a banana without problems. Avoid anything with a lot of protein or fiber, which takes a long time to digest before running. In team sports such as lacrosse or football, eating during a game or practice is not always a good idea. The most nutritional benefits comes into play before and after. Low fat, high carbohydrate meals give athletes energy several hours before a game or practice and directly after. During an event, lots of fluid should be consumed, while larger quantities of food should be avoided. “Foods like pizza, burgers and corn dogs have a lot of calories which are necessary for vigorously training athletes,” said Cole Thomas, varsity football and track athlete.“But they also contain a lot of fats and oils, which can make your muscles feel really heavy and slow.” Proteins and carbohydrates both play their parts in providing energy on and off the field, but there is an impor-
tant balance that should be attained by the athlete between them. Pre-or post-event meals should consist of two thirds carbohydrates and one third protein. For endurance athletes the food they consume during a race or event should be mostly carbohydrates of some sort, which is what most gels are made of. “For your body to be able to perform at its best, you’ve got to be able to find balance in your diet,” said Thomas. “Too much of one thing and not enough of another can have bad consequences.” While food is very important in an athletic diet, hydration should not be overlooked. Staying hydrated is important for performing and staying cool. Athletes should drink something in the morning after they wake up, whether it’s juice, water or milk. This is a good way to start the day off hydrated. Those who participate in sports after school should continue to consume water throughout the day. A good way to do this is to bring a water bottle to school if teachers allow it. If not, frequent stops at water fountains will suffice. When exercising, an athlete can lose up to four cups of water from the body an hour and even more in hotter temperatures. To combat this athletes should consume sports drinks like Gatorade or Powerade every fifteen or twenty minutes to make up electrolytes and water. With the level of competitiveness seen in high school sports, a fraction of a second or single point can mean the difference between a first or second place finish. In day-today workouts, proper fuel can help you reach your performance potential, giving you the extra edge to make a confident finish.
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psyched Out The Final Countdown
As the time before the big performance gets closer, the art of a set routine can mean the difference between a confident triumph or a chaotic downfall. Here’s what winter sports teams do to keep their focus.
Fuel up• The nordic and alpine teams both host pasta feed dinners the night before a good race. This allows athletes to socialize while providing a high-energy meal to prep for the following day. • Coaches from all sports stress the need to hydrate properly before a performance.
Gear up• The nordic and alpine teams also share the important responsibility of preparing gear. Skis are always waxed and tuned before a race. • The basketball team always wears dress clothes to school the day of a game. The varsity team always watches the JV game beforehand to show their support.
Speak up• The repetition of a meaningful mantra is often used to boost athletes’ confidence levels. In the case of the alpine skiers, it’s their coach “Joe Pro’s” constant encouragement of, “try not to suck.”
Pump It Up:
Rianna AYLward Staff Writer
Getcha head in da game. No pain, no game. In the zone, man. All theses cliche antics are common exchanges between coaches and athletes, alike. But what do they mean? Why is it important to have a strong mind, as well as a strong body? The topic of sports psychology works to develop the mental side of athletes’ performances. Having a firm grasp on this aspect of sports is valuable to all athletes. Key topics include relaxation, visualization, confidence and self-talk, all pieces that factor into a good sports routine. Whether it’s subconscious or conscious, every athlete has a routine they perform before competition. For athletes it’s a habit they adopt when in a state of extreme focus, and for others it’s a superstition related to having a good performance. The psychology behind routines is deeply rooted in conjunction with performance levels. Any change in a set routine before competition can disturb an athlete’s mental focus just enough to impact their game to the point that they lose their confidence. Many routines are heavily practiced in the world of sports. The practice of eating huge, carbohydrate-filled meals, like spaghetti, the night before the day of competition is very common for athletes in high school through to the professional level. Routines can be as simple as putting on your shoes in a certain order to something more extreme like Michael Jordan’s practice of wearing his North Carolina shorts under his Bulls uniform. Superstitions are about an athlete’s mental state of mind. If athletes believe that something is helping them be successful, then it most likely is. They give athletes extra confidence to go out and do well. And confidence is the key to success in sports. Volleyball player Taylor Withers explains her routine of hitting the volleyball against the floor for good luck before a serve. “If I don’t do it, then it throws me off,” said Withers. “I just feel much more confident in my abilities when I do it.” The “Fear of Failure” is a phrase commonly heard around sports psychologists and is a term athletes are very familiar with. A lack of global self confidence leads to the fear of failing athletically and the fear of making mistakes. If you lack the confidence to complete a task, there is no chance of success. Summit is known for having very successful sports programs and dedicated athletes. Most athletes have a routine or superstition when it comes to their sport. “Sticking with my routine keeps me focused and confident,” said junior Ashley Maton, a top cross country and track runner. Maton comments that it is both part of her routine and superstitious nature to visualize herself competing before every race. Soccer players Chris Shultz and Annie Hill both have good luck routines that they attribute successful games to. Shultz has multiple small good luck routines he follows, one of which is wearing the same good luck shin guard sleeves. But in all sports, change is inevitable and success can’t always be achieved. “When I do well, I continue the routine,” said Shultz. “But as soon as we lose or I have a bad game, I switch it up.” Hill, a member of the state championship soccer team, agrees with this, giving the example of her lucky spandex she continued to wear right up to the 5A state playoff game. “I also always have to listen to my ipod before a game, and usually it’s the same songs,” said Hill. “(As a team) we never ever wear all white, because when we do we lose.” And like any team, Hill’s team, wanting to keep losing to a minimum, never wears all white. In each sport players and athletes have their own set of routines and superstitions that are specific to their sport. Through these sometimes strange and erratic habits, athletes find the confidence in themselves to succeed push through to the win.
Lose Yourself by Eminem Winter sport athletes chose Eye of the Tiger by Survivor these songs as the top picks Beggin’ by Madcon to help “get your Stronger by Kanye West head in the game”
Run This Town by Jay-Z Beat Down by Downstait Hey Baby by Pitbull Thrill of It by Wiz Khalifa We Are the Champions by Queen Calm Like A Bomb by Rage Against the Machine
SNAPSHOT FEBRUARY 2011
Assemblies Coordinator Aedin Wright, left, describes her experience during Challenge Day. To show their support of the people standing, the freshmen, below left, raise their hands in the sign language symbol for ‘I love you’. The new school handshake is demonstrated by junior Cole Ortega and sophomore Nic Higlin, below. Devon Holler photos
Tears, hugs and understanding filled the gym on Challenge Day. Participants shared emotional personal stories and showed love, support and understanding for each other, recognizing that many of us shared similar experiences. “There was quite the range of emotions and many students shed tears,” said Austin Arthur. After the succesful conclusion to Challenge Day, the staff encouraged students to join in Unity Week activities. The main idea of Unity Week was the same as Challenge Day: to “be the change you wish to see in the world,” as Mahatma Gandhi put it. The week culminated in an emotional assembly, which included speeches from several staff members and students describing emotional and difficult moments in their lives. “I wanted people to understand adoption isn’t different from biology, and that my daughter is an American girl even though she wasn’t born here,” said Eila Overcash, one of the faculty members choosing to speak.
How did the experience of Challenge Day affect you? Has it changed the way you look at people?
“It helped me bring out my cube of nice. It is always out now. I can enjoy everyone to a fuller potential and I can be best friends to everyone now.”
- David Persha
“It was a cool, eyeopening experience. I realized that you don’t have to be alone. Take the opportunity. I thought it might be lame, but it was actually really cool.”
Freshmen, below, raise their hands in respect for differences during the Unity Week assembly. Juniors Signe Jorgensen and Hollie Williams, right, learn the new school handshake. As Student Council members demonstrate the new handshake, sophomores Erik Alvstad, Duncan Macdougal, Sam Simmons and Jacob Munsell, below right, follow along.
“All my family has always lived in Bend and gone to Bend High School, and I’m proud to be the first member of my family to graduate from Summit.”
“Challenge Day opened a lot of minds up to how others feel. I’m really looking forward to working with the Be the Change student group.”
“Watching students stand in unity was interesting. Interesting to see some students I know stand for certain things. I hope Challenge Day has long-term effects.”
“If all students would just stop and think before they speak or act, we would all live in a kinder, more humane place.”
State Championship Teams
From Spirit Week to Homecoming, state championships and the new schedule, it’s been another year full of the usual ups and downs. We have come a long way as we celebrate our tenth year. Editors of the Snapshot rank the ten most memorable school events and moments in our second annual Snapshot Report Card.
The cheerleaders have improved by leaps and bounds this year with new routines, jumps and stunts.
B+ Spirit Week
Decent dress-up days including Superfans and Opposite Sex Days, but bring back Nerd Day.
As colorful as ever, but lacking some of the spirit and unity of previous years.
Girls soccer earns its first state championship. Our girls cross country team won its third consecutive state title.
The outrage from last year seems to have dissipated as students settle into the new routine of a rotator schedule. But we still question why didn’t we get a say?
All the talent was great – we especially enjoyed the electric violin – but more variety is needed in the types of talent.
The band has the oppurtunity to be one of only sixteen groups across the country to play at Carnegie Hall.
All but the Glow Dance and Homecoming were quietly cancelled by the faculty out of concern about grinding.
Always a good time. The addition of a duke and duchess royalty was wonderful, the Scrambler ride was fun, and the boardwalk theme was okay.
Link Leaders were enthusiastic and made freshmen feel welcome.
Nic McKee’s character, Mr. Uno, is found dead on the floor. The tea trays are brought out by the chef, Georg, played by Pierceen inspiration hits KelsDevon Holler photos
Seniors Direct One-Act Play: “The Murderous Mansion of Mr. Uno”
Lauren Clair and Cathy Carter are teaming up to direct a humorous parody of murder mysteries, called “The Murderous Mansion of Mr. Uno,” written by Don Zolidis. According to playscripts.com, “Mr. Uno” is a short one-act about six strangers who are invited to come to a dark, spooky mansion. After arriving, the guests discover their host, Mr. Uno, dead. Soon, the rest start to die off mysteriously. The remainder of the house must find the culprit. “I”m playing Tarragon, the crazy wife of a senator,” said senior Kelsey Morrell. “It’s a lot of fun to play Tarragon because she’s so insane. Sometimes I get really into the part and I have a ton of fun with it.” The unique twist to the show is the variety of possible endings, which are voted on by the audience during the play, which means
the story could end differently every night. Clair says of directing the show, “It’s been really hectic, but really fun. It opens your eyes to how much stress the director goes through.” Clair has acted in two productions before, but this is her first time directing. It is also Carter’s debut as a director. She has had experience as a tech for previous school plays, but directing is “a different experience. It’s different because this show is not straightforward. You can’t just go straight through because there’s a slight twist — you have to take a slightly different approach.” The play opens Thursday, Feb. 24 and stars senior Sean Cunnington. “We’ve worked really hard and put blood, sweat and tears into it – quite literally,” said Hannah Karren.
Clockwise from top left: Nicole Cuddihy as an understudy and Ashley Carter as Miss Daphne receive letters. “It’s fun because I get to read a bunch of different parts,” said Cuddihy. Hannah Karren plays a lonely lesbian lawyer trying to get ahead. Envelopes are passed around to each guest, played by Ashley Carter, Sean Cunnington, Cassie Smith and Conner Barham. “Isis is angry because everyone is flirting with Miss Daphne,” said Smith. The stuck-up, frustrated Mrs. Uno, played by Stacey Bender, glares at the guests.
ITâ€™S ALL ABOUT SINGING
1. Max Cook 2. Jazzi Wright 3. Randall Hamilton 4. Devon Cole 5. Julie Kollerer, Cassie Smith, Carina Forras, Logan Nichols, Amanda Trumpf, Hannah Boorstein, Devon Cole 6. Ken Fothergill 7. Marnie Reid, Darbie Miller, Austin Skelton, Bailey Olmstead 8. Ann Lewis, Anna Singer, Maddy Churm, Jazzi Wright 9. Matt Maddox, Christian Bailey, Corbin Pforsich, Greg Shipman, Ian Carrick, Alec Armijo, Taylor Gonzales, Mikey Angus 10. Randall Hamilton, Ken Fothergill, Max Cook, Tyler Robson 11. Brittany Miller, Kayla Groth, Samm Valdez, Katie Furlan, Jessy Denowith, Sara Coleman, Carmen Bone, Sam Van Handel, Nicole Weber 12. Hannah Boorstein
contents Artist Spotlight:
Student band “These Four Walls”
“when the saltwater falls” by Marina Brassfield; Jon Chandler photo
Check out Portland’s music scene
Fleet Foxes to arrive May 1
Photographer Jonathon Chandler
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Created by senior Advanced Placement Art student Sean Cunnington with oil paints on a photo print “to symbolize how people mask themselves.”
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Newest student band breaks down walls, introduces spectacular form of alternative music
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Featuring music in the largely alternative Portland
Having released their most recent album this January, Cold War Kids is back on the road and hitting up their native West Coast- they’re from Long Island- with a concert on March 3 in Portland, OR. The record, titled “Mine is Yours,” features lead singer and lyric writer Nathan Willett with an exceptionally unique voice, which is what the band is most well known for. For current fans of the band, tickets are currently on sale ranging from $18-310. Concert goers and music lovers in general (especially those in the “indie alternative” scene) may enjoy seeing them perform. They’re hopping on stage at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom, which for those who have never ventured there is a lovely place to see a concert. With a floor that fits about 800, it’s best for fans looking for a close environment to see a favorite band play. Tickets can be found and purchased at Ticket Master
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A personal favorite of celebrity couple Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi (he performed at their 2008 wedding), Joshua Radin is blessing Portland with his presence on March 10 at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom. After releasing his last album, titled “The Rock and the Tide” this last October, he’s making the rounds and performing for all of his fans. He became well known when “Scrubs” star Zach Braff introduced one of his songs to the show’s producer, who ended up using it in one of the episodes. Several years later and dozens of TV appearances later, Radin has a collection of followers that describe Radin’s live performances as “fulfilling” and “highly enthralling.” For this specific concert, tickets are available in the $15-0 range.
Arriving first in the United Kingdom then a day later in America, the Strokes’ newest album “Angles” is scheduled to be released on March 21. It has been subject to a series of rumors aroused by impatient fans of the New York band, some of which hinted at obscure song lyrics and titles. These rumors were blown out of the water on Jan. 25, when they announced their track list. Including a series of ten new songs, they prove reuniting was beneficial after all. Having been nearly five years since their last release, it is highly anticipated especially amongst the grungy alternative music lovers. “Under Cover of Darkness’” the lead single from “Angles,” was released on Feb. 9 to tide those enthusiastic fans over until mid March when they can finally get their full Strokes fix. It offers a glimpse inside the moodier side of the band, but still provides the same rocky edge the group is so well known for.
Feminist icon Ani DiFranco will be performing at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom on Wednesday, Apr. 13. After a recent release of a reworking of the classic Florence Reece song “Which Side Are You On?” she’s hitting the road to promote her first album in over two years. Featuring Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson, and Cyril Neville the album will also be called “Which Side Are You On?” and contain several new songs. It’s scheduled to be released in April, around the date of her tour. A self-described “political feminist,” she often includes politics in her lyrics and performances, and political commentary may be expected at the Apr. 13 concert. Tickets are in the $35-290 range. Check Ticket Master or Ticket Network for seating and availability information.
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The Kills Following the long awaited release of “Blood Pressures,” the fourth record from English band the Kills, they will be performing at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom on May 10. Cold Cave and Entrance Band will be joining them on stage, and they are also performing several other concerts together in the Western region of the United States. Lead singer Alison Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince are the lone members of the group, and use a drum machine to create the beat behind the minimalistic sound that the Kills aim to create. While this simple yet impacting music draws influence from bands like LCD Sound system and the Velvet Underground, critics frequently compare their boy-meets-girl edge to that of the White Stripes. In fact, prior to releasing “Blood Pressures” Mosshart and Hince toured with the Dead Weather, Jack White of the White Stripes’ most recent band. Tickets can be purchased from $18-289 at Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers online.
Her arrival to the Grammys in a giant egg made the release of Lady Gaga’s newest album that much more anticipated- as if it didn’t have people sitting on the edge of their seats already. Although we already knew she was the one in charge of shocking the socks off of people, this demonstration just proved that “Born This Way” will be worth the wait. Due out May 23, it is the third record to be released by Lady Gaga. The title track, also titled “Born This Way,” was performed at the Grammys. During the performance Lady Gaga emerged from the egg, being “born” which stood as a metaphorical allusion to the album’s title. Her last album “Fame Monster” won at the same award ceremony for Best Pop Vocal Album. With a series of international awards behind her, one can only assume that “Born This Way” will exhibit the same mind-blowing beats and catchy lyrics that gained her this fame in the first place.
y interest in photography emerged five years ago when I picked up my cousins DSLR for the first time. I was given a DSLR a few months later for Christmas, but only used it every now and then. In the last year and a half, I have channeled a good amount of money towards equipment and I have spent a lot of time reading up on shooting and Photoshop techniques after my knee surgery in early June. I enjoy applying these techniques to showcase my surroundings in a natural and often surreal manner. My interest in photography has started to transition from a hobby to a career as I have begun to collect some profit. Â I have shot two weddings, three events, several senior photos and I have/had many photos displayed on websites. In the future, I plan to seek formal training for photography to improve my skills for successful career.