a local haunted house deals in chainsaws & charity page 4
in this issue // Troy gains new spot for gamers, page 6
// Find out if “Pitch Perfect” lives up to the hype, page 6
// Students consider Bonfils’ need for remodeling, page 8
The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, and the weather is cooling. Summer is over and autumn has graced us with its presence in the Midwest. In the spirit of the season, we decided to feature the holiday that attracts the young and the young at heart: Halloween. Whether you enjoy the thrill of being scared at your favorite haunted house or spending the day at the local pumpkin patch (pg 4), Halloween has something for everyone. If pumpkin patches and people dressed up in scary costumes aren’t your thing, check out the new Gamestop store in Troy (pg 6). Also, if you haven’t heard, we are taking our publication to a whole new level by using social networking sites to our advantage. “Follow” us on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook for updates on upcoming issues and get a peek at upcoming issues and behind-the-scene photos.
Editor-in-Chief // Amanda Huffman
Design Editor // Zack Hudgens
Business Manager // Jennifer Firoved
// Stephanie Adelmann // Brent Debert // Morgan M. Meyer // Sam Cameron // Meagan Weldon
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Contributors //Olivia Grelle // Megan Ryba // Jenna Massey
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Table of Contents NEWS
Softball Ends Season on Strong Note // Jennifer Firoved
Luncheon to Focus on Bullying
// Brent Debert
Troy Buchanan High School 1190 Old Cap-au-Gris Road Troy, Missouri 63379 Phone: (636) 462-5148 Fax: (636) 462-5149
The Haunt with Heart // Amanda Huffman
Calling All Gamers // Brent Debert
Pitch Perfect Delivers a Perfect 10
// Amanda Huffman
Cover photo by Sam Cameron; pumpkin carved by Zack Hudgens
TBHS Unleashed is a biweekly publication produced by the newspaper staff at Troy Buchanan High School. TBHS Unleashed is an open-forum publication with the intention of accurately and fairly reporting the news, events, and interests of Troy Buchanan High School to the student body, faculty, and administration of TBHS, as well as the surrounding community. The newsmagazine is solely funded by advertisers. Advertisements appearing in TBHS Unleashed do not necessarily represent the beliefs or viewpoints of the newspaper or staff. The opinions expressed in this newsmagazine or its online edition may not be those of TBHS, Lincoln County R-III School District, faculty, staff, or administration.
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Softball Ends Season on Strong Note // Jennifer Firoved
// photo by Jenna Massey
The Varsity Softball team enthusiastically high-fives after one of their games.
Teamwork seems to be the key to success for the TBHS Varsity Softball team. Starting off Districts with a 10-0 win against Ft. Zumwalt North, the team credits its win to outstanding teamwork. Coach Lance Richardson said, “We, Coach Brent Lovell and myself, are very proud of how the girls work hard and get along as a team.” Though the team is a mix of of all grades, the diversity does not have a bad effect on the way they get along. “I love my team; they’re awesome. Everyone can be really goofy and no one gets embarrassed,” said Liz Wiegand (12). Proof of this statement was shown as the girls were coming off of the field after
their win singing along to Love Story by Taylor Swift. Though the game was postponed due to the rain, in the final District game versus Timberland, the Trojans ended with a winning score of 4-0. The loss to Francis Howell High School in the Sectionals tournament, 0-4, ended the team’s season.“It could have gone better; it just wasn’t our day,” Caroline Martin (10) said, “We had beaten them [Francis Howell] before. They had a really good day and we just didn’t hit.”
Luncheon to Focus on Bullying For those who think the superintendent does not do anything, take some time on October 25 to see what he does and how much he cares. A presentation called Lunch and Learn is being held to educate and find out more about bullying and cyber-bullying, as well as the effect it has on our school. Mark Penny visits every school in the district discussing the topic and the
// Brent Debert
entire experience is open discussion. The times are 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and it is on a school day. So, during lunch, head up to the library and listen to what the superintendent has to say about TBHS and how bullying and cyber-bullying are handled here. The audience can share any thoughts or feelings about the subject.
Micah Denham SCC student Troy Buchanan alum
SCC makes it happen. It’s never too early to think about life after high school. Whether your next step will be finding a job or earning an associate’s degree before transferring to a four-year institution, you’ll find support around every corner at St. Charles Community College. Take the next step toward success at stchas.edu/future_students.
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a local haunted house gives back to the community that it loves to scare
// Amanda Huffman
n October 5, 2012, Mr. Bill’s Thrills Haunted Barn and Trail the actors who work there. Though the actors are paid $10 every of Terror opened its doors to the public for its tenth year night they work, the pay is usually not the reason why they choose of spreading Halloween spirit to Lincoln County and surrounding to volunteer every year. Dillan Kiesey (12) said, “The people who areas. Owner Bill Lash, and his wife, Marie, first started the haunt in work there are fun to hang around with. I don’t really work for the 1998 as a Halloween party for their church. Lash pay.” continued to host it annually for his church until Many have also worked there because it allows 2002, when he decided to open the attraction to them to express themselves. Lexi Knapp (11) of Bill’s Thrill’s profits said, “If you’re having a bad day, you can just let the public. However, Mr. Bill’s Thrills isn’t the average haunted house. In 10 years, Lash has have been donated everything out and scream.” donated over $18,000 to area charities and over With admission starting at $15 per person, to local charities. 7,000 cans to local food pantries. Mr. Bill’s Thrills’ mission is to “provide a quality Besides being one of the most charitable haunted houses in the haunt at a fair price” to benefit the youth of the community. business, Mr. Bill’s Thrills offers an inviting work environment for Directions and dates for the haunt can be found at mrbillsthrills.com.
Lexi Knapp (11) is the guardian of the neon room at Bill’s Thrills. Remember: the bubbles are hers.
Eagle’s Fork Offers Students Work // Olivia Grelle
Fall: a season where sweaters, bonfires, and pumpkins become the norm. Some TBHS students enjoy fall so much that they work at a local Troy pumpkin farm, Eagle’s Fork. Logan Zorn (10) enjoys the work. “I like the people I work with,” he said. This is Zorn’s first year working at the farm. He does many jobs, most of them manual labor. “I enjoy doing every job.” Clara Jungermann (11) works as a face painter on the farm. This is her third year. “I like working with the people and being outside,” Jungermann said. According to her, the weirdest thing she was ever asked to paint was a rose on an adult’s bald head. “That did not happen,” she said.
In Wentzville In Wentzville 5th,
The Blood trail at Eagle Fork
“If this doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead!”
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open every Fri. & Sat. night in October 7:00 ‘till ? Nighttime events by appointment: (636) 366-9825
located at: 65 Eagle Fork Ln. Moscow Mills, MO 63362 SEPTEMBER 2012 - Most days, 9:30 A.M TO DUSK, beginning FRIDAY September 21 OCTOBER 2012 - Open 7 days a week, 9:30 A.M. to A Fang Haunted DUSK, Weather Permitting Production
Calling all Gamers
// Brent Debert
// photo by Meagan Weldon
Pitch Perfect Delivers a Perfect 10 // Amanda Huffman
The plot and genre of Pitch Perfect indicates that the movie could be really lame or really awesome. Luckily, it’s the latter. The film has a little bit of everything for everyone: comedy, drama, romance, and, of course, music. The story follows Beca (Anna Kendrick), a new student at a college where her father is a professor. Despite not wanting to be a part of any cliques, she finds herself in the mix of diverse girls whose only thing in common is that they create the school’s female a cappella group, the Barden Bellas. Though the plot emphasizes the romance between Beca and Jesse (Skylar Astin), the scene stealers of the flick are definitely Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and Bumper (Adam DeVine) as they deliver the best one-liners. This hilarious movie is not one to be overlooked.
// 5 stars
amers of Troy, this might not be breaking news but a few people might be overjoyed with the city’s newest addition. Passing by the outlet mall with Hibbet Sports, Imos, and Tan Co., one might have noticed there was, until recently, a vacancy in the plaza. That vacancy has now been adopted by GameStop. Taking the place of the late Bellacino’s restaurant, GameStop has made itself at home. The store has been functional as of September 26. Previously, the nearest GameStop was as far as Warrenton or Wentzville. Now, the gamers of Troy will no longer have to travel any further than the center of town to buy a new game system or purchase, trade or sell video games. Any gamer worth their salt has probably already stopped by, but for those who were unaware, take a gander at the building next to Tan Co.
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Order forms are available at NGC and TBHS main offices. Book can also be purchased online at yearbookordercenter. com with the code 08182. Information about senior quotes, ads and pictures is also available. Information can be picked up at the main office or in room 219.
FEATURE eight students weigh in on “home away from home” remodel
Renovation // Zack Hudgens & Stephanie Adelmann
onfils Auditorium has been an integral part of TBHS and the city of Troy since its construction in 1929. Several students have grown attached to its walkways and lights, often finding themselves on the center stage for musicals and choir rehearsals. With so much activity revolving around the grand old building, upkeep is important; however, some aspects of the auditorium are deteriorating. Ricky Farrell (12) visits Bonfils at least twice a week. “It’s like a home to us choir people,” he said. “We pretty much live there.” Farrell is involved with the school musical and Show Choir, so he is familiar with the auditorium, as well as its shortcomings. “Some of the seats are broken,” he said, “and the floors are pretty gross. I’d like for it to be remodeled, but there just isn’t any money.”
Lizzie Lincoln-Dishaw (12) also thinks Bonfils could use some maintenance. “There are spots on the ceiling and a hole in the stage,” she said, “but it’s my home away from home.” Steven Lyle (10) also visits Bonfils at least twice a week, but he has a different opinion about the state of the building. “It’s safe,” he said. “There are new screws and repair isn’t really needed immediately.” Assistant Superintendent Charley Branham said some remodeling work began on October 22. He estimated the remodeling work will continue for roughly 10 days. Bonfils is a second home for many students, and every home needs a bit of remodeling every now and then.