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The right to choose Election issues puzzle students Brian Eriksson riage and was developed so same-sex couples opinions as well. Some believe it should be an Teagan Ferraresi have the same basic rights as opposite-sex mar- option, if nothing else, while others believe With the Nov. 2 election day hype winding down, decisions are being finalized after millions of citizens cast their votes. These proposed changes included widely debated topics such as marijuana legalization and abortion. Freedom of choice is a highly debated topic. Some feel that people should not have a choice in particular situations, while others feel differently. A few of the most highly debated topics include abortion, gay marriage, and legalization of marijuana. In certain states, people are still allowed to marry someone of the same sex, and smoke marijuana for medical purposes. Also, it is legal to abort an unborn fetus in the United States. Itâ€™s safe to say that Americans still have the freedom to choose much of what they want to do.
Same-sex marriage is a civil, political, moral, social, and religious issue in many countries. The conflicts rise over whether same-sex couples should be recognized as a married couple or as a different status, such as a civil union. A civil union is basically the same thing as mar-
ried couples. In the United States as of now, five states allow same-sex marriage, according to NPR.org. With 10 percent of the states allowing same-sex marriage, the view points of the country are not in agreement; student opinions differ as well. Some students believe that it is not the governmentâ€™s place to restrict marriage. â€œIf you love someone you should be able to marry them regardless of their sex. If you tell someone that they are not allowed to get married, then youâ€™re basically taking rights away from them,â€? sophomore Natalie Finn said. â€œIf youâ€™re in love then you should be able to get married no matter what the gender,â€? sophomore Meagan Roberson said. Although many think marriage is a right that everyone is entitled to, others donâ€™t agree. â€œI believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. Gays should have rights as â€˜life partnersâ€™ or something, but it shouldnâ€™t be called marriage,â€? junior Erin Saflarski said.
As for how the government should handle the issue of abortion, students have mixed
abortion is wrong no matter what. In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in the Roe vs. Wade case that abortion is legal. The Court stated that the constitutional right to privacy extends a womanâ€™s decision to have an abortion. However, that right must be balanced with protecting prenatal life and the motherâ€™s health. Saflarski is a firm believer that abortion should be illegal at all times. â€œAbortion is murder of a human life. Anyone who says an unborn child is not alive yet is wrong. Even in a case of rape or something, itâ€™s not the babyâ€™s fault. The baby doesnâ€™t deserve to be murdered because of someone elseâ€™s mistake. If the mom who was raped doesnâ€™t want the baby, she can put the baby up for adoption. Itâ€™s just a bad situation.â€? Not everyone agrees with Saflarski when it comes to believing that a fetus is considered a human life; the topic is still debated heavily today. Many people agree with the Roe v. Wade verdict and believe that abortion should be legal. continued on page 6
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Bring in those cans
SOS and Student Council are looking to beat last year’s turnout for the canned food drive. They’ve set a 40,000 can goal, which would be 5.000 more than was collected last year. “Some classes choose to do the family food box, which doesn’t count towards the competition. There’s also the bag and tag where you’re given a block, which you around and put bags on doors. If the families who live there want to participate, they can fill the bags with cans. This counts towards the competition,” junior Kara Miller said. This year, the organizations are trying a new method to get funds: T-shirt sales. The proceeds from the sales will go to the Hersey Family Assistance Fund, which provides gift certificates for food baskets, which will be given to local families in need. “The fund really needs the money. The families can use the gift card to buy a turkey, a ham, or anything else they want to buy to make their Thanksgiving better,” Miller said. “Since it’s a competition, the classes get really into it. Whichever class wins gets a free breakfast,” Miller said. Students looking to contribute to the canned food drive should bring non-perishable, canned items into their second period classes. Becky Pauwels
NIU student death alarms school It has been over two and a half years since news of a shooter rang out of DeKalb, Illinois. Steven Phillip Kazmierczak made history Feb. 14, 2008 when he shot six university occupants and injured 18 others at Northern Illinois University. After the rampages at Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University, and a multitude of other threats cross-country, students would think increased campus security would be present. “I remember when the shooting happened. I was shocked something like that could happen so close to home,” senior Karen Kerr said. Within the last month, NIU student, freshman Antinette “Toni” Keller, was reported missing. The campus was put on lockdown, and students were ordered to stay in their dormitories until further notice. “Some of my friends on Facebook that go to Northern were statusing about being on lock-down because of a criminal,” senior Lexi Rubio said. A body believed to be Keller’s was found in nearby Prairie Park badly burned, another horrific occurrence on NIU grounds. NIU claimed to have security “beefed up” on the campus after the 2008 gun-down, but ever since the shooting, something in campus security procedures don’t appear to be the most secure. “I would think lightening wouldn’t strike twice in the same place, but clearly things can happen anywhere and it’s a terrible tragedy,” Kerr said.
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Westboro church schedules anti-gay riot Rhonda Bolker Bigotry in Chicago’s northwest suburbs was highlighted two weeks ago by the Westboro Baptist Church. The known extreme-hate group announced on their website GodHatesFags.com their planned protest of Buffalo Grove High School’s production of “The Laramie Project.” The play analyzes the 1998 death of openly gay male Matthew Sheapard, and was performed onOct. 23. “I would like to know how the church is growing if they support anguish. All they do is cause pain and photo courteousy of Hannah Park anger. They support death,” health eniors Ankoor Shah and Joshua Maravelias stand outside teacher and Gay-Straight Alliance, Buffalo Grove High School to counter protest the Westboro or GSA, sponsor Tricia Moore said. Baptist Church’s scheduled protest of the high school’s producDespite the scheduled attack, tion of “The Laramie Project.” members of Hersey’s GSA staged a Despite the large turn out for anti-church counter protest against the church’s supporters, Westboro was nowhere to be found. protest. On the church’s website, their scheduled The counter-protestors were accompanied protests add up to about six pickets a day with by other members of the surrounding commu15 on Sundays, so the likelihood of the church nity. actually showing up was slim. Hersey was not the only school planning Another possibility was a scheduled court to take a stand. Students from schools such as hearing for the church for protesting the funeral Buffalo Grove High School and Wheeling High of soldier Matthew Snyder, who died in combat School also arranged to speak out against the in Iraq in 2006. church. “It would have been a great experience for “I heard that a few students were coming them to see that so many people disagree with together, but the crowd was more than I exthem,” Maravelias said. pected,” senior and president of GSA Joshua The fact that a group of extremists would Maravelias said. go to such measures to express their hate shows In addition, various parents and members Americans that, despite the United States housof the surrounding community joined in on the ing five states that allow gay marriage, intense non-violent fight. prejudice and hate against homosexuals still apBecause the church and the counter-propears to be present in this country. test was not supported by Buffalo Grove High “It was an inappropriate gesture that was School, protesters and counter-protesters alike used to build a platform for the group to dishad to protest along the sidewalk outside of seminate their hate,” Maravelias said. the high school or across the street. Majority of counter-protesters opted for the sidewalk.
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Marching Huskies take the field at U of I Maxwell Bestvina a better chance to show off their musicality,” Annie Bruce Neff said. With the elimination of the parade, The marching band took second place in class 5A at the University of Illinois marching competition on Oct. 16. The band competed against nine other schools in their class, based on IHSA school size, including District 214 schools Prospect High School and Elk Grove High School. Prospect took home the first place trophy in class 5A and also the overall championship. Normal West High School brought home the third place trophy in class 5A. “The show came together during the U. of I. [competition], and it was the best performance of our season,” senior Melissa Neff said. The judging criteria for this year’s competition differed greatly from the formula in previous years. Fewer judges were present to judge the competition, and the percussion judge, who critiques a band’s drumline and frontline, was eliminated. “The lack of a percussion judge was disappointing because we worked all season for no recognition,” junior Ty Nocita said. Instead of having specific caption judges for elements like percussion and drum major, the judges scored the bands on their general effect. Also, judges scores were not averaged; they were added up to create a grand total of points. The parade competition, which the marching band has won for the past two years, was also eliminated. “I thought they shouldn’t have eliminated the parade because it gives the bands
the field competition was the only factor at the university competition. “I thought that the parade being cut was an unfair switch that gave other schools an advantage. Also with no percussion judge we weren’t as utilized as much as we could have been,” sophomore Austin Kasper said. Throughout the season, the marching Huskies competed at other competitions hosted in Naperville and at Prospect High School, and they received second place in both. Their show this year was entitled ‘Storm’ featuring the music of John Mackey. The songs that were played included “King Fishers Catch Fire,” “Annuals and Turning,” and “Turbine.” “It was my favorite music I played in my four years at Hersey,” Neff said. “This year had more moving music. It was fun to perform it,” Kasper said. “Well the music wasn’t quite as dramatic, but the band put in a lot more work. We just didn’t seem to have any amazing moments in our show this year,” Nocita said. Last year the band won first place overall at the University of Illinois competition and was awarded the Governor’s Cup. “I thought [the performance last year and the this year] were equally good, but the parade gave us the edge last year,” Neff said. The band’s next competition will be held at Carnegie Hall in New York City on March 4.
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Record turn out saves lives; students step up to help out Since 1987, LifeSource has provided an opportunity for local heroes to emerge. LifeSource gave students that same opportunity on Oct. 22. The blood donor foundation took blood starting during first period and finishing up after seventh period. The blood drive is hosted by the Service Over Self club; although it hasn’t always been that way. “When I went to high school here, the Honor Society ran it, then it kind of disappeared. SOS has been running two blood drives a year for the last nine years,” Mark Gunther, head of the SOS program, said. Students in the SOS class are the sole organizers of each blood drive. The students in charge of the Oct. 22 drive were seniors Kira Lyon and Tyler Muench as well as juniors Sami Burton and Josh Cunningham. “We had to conference with
to 60 different hospitals. Ab out 110 students and faculty donated blood in this past blood drive. “This has been the largest blood drive we’ve ever had,” Gunther said. Emily Eisenhuth “There are different compaenior Sean Kelly gave blood to LifeSource during their nies that run blood drive on Oct. 22. The blood drive took place in the blood drives, Ken Carter Gymmnasium. but I felt most representatives from LifeSource comfortable with LifeSource beand recruit students to sign up and cause of the way they run their actually follow through, which was blood drives and because of the a big part of the challenge,” Lyon way they treat our students,” Gunsaid. ther said. Annually, LifeSource distribDonors believe giving blood utes half a million blood products has great benefits.
“It’s a great thing to do, and it gets me out of class,” senior Sean Kelly said. Upon arriving, students were given their very own LifeSource tshirts, fruit punch flavored Vitamin Water, and other treats. “The food was really good. I love the Oreos and the apple juice,” senior Iliana Sanchez said. Whether their motivation comes from saving lives or stuffing their mouths with Oreos, donors are always appreciated and always needed. “I did it twice last year and I’m planning on doing it again this year,” Kelly said. LifeSource is also always in need of volunteers. The minimum age requirement to participate is 16 years of age. “It’s a really good opportunity to help the community out, and I think everyone should do it,” Sanchez said. “It was rewarding to see all the people showing up to save lives,” Lyon said.
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Embrace diversity, acceptance is key
Humans tend to struggle with what is unfamiliar and sometimes avoid what they don’t understand. Yet, if people took the time to understand and comprehend that which they find so different, they would see that they are extremely fortunate to be exposed to these differences. At this school, students are lucky enough to experience these differences everyday through the Deaf Ed, CSL, and exposure to other handicapped students. Students sometimes forget that these groups are a big part of the school community and a part of the school’s accomplishments. The fact that the school has such a diverse special education program is a benefit to every student, teacher, and administrator in the school. There is so much to learn from
Confusion among students is obvious. When a blind student is walking down the crowded halls, students may not know what step they should take next. When someone is trying to get a message across to a deaf student, he may not know in what form he should do so. These concerns may ultimately lead to frustration. But, students need to realize that patience is the key when navigating the hallways instead of lashing out in frustration. Students should be grateful for the fact that they have the opportunity to learn from the handicapped. So while the unfamiliar may Shea Anderluh seem hard to approach and understand, once the effort is made these students. They are a part of to become familiar with others, a the world and by being exposed to lesson for life has been learned. such diversity, the school can learn how to interact with others like Editor’s note: check out pages 7-9 these students and appreciate their for a feature on four students with discontributions to the school . abilities.
Painful DMV dilemmas evoke misery for new drivers
Ashley Hawkins cial security card, he motioned with his hand I grimaced at his harshness and hurried to get
No one should ever forget her 16th birthday. It’s a milestone in a person’s life. A time where she gets a taste of freedom and adulthood: getting her driver’s license. I turned 16 this year, and I couldn’t wait for the day to come. All I had to at the DMV was take my picture, and I would posses that beautiful little card of freedom. As I sat in the car on the way to the DMV, though excited, I remembered hearing that the people there were unpleasant. I wasn’t prepared for what awaited me. The moment I walked into the DMV, the happiness started to drain from me. The man who greeted us at the front desk grumbled from behind the counter. Glancing over my birth certificate and so-
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sending me to the next section. The guy there at least noted that it was my birthday; he was the only one who said something. He spoke dryly, trying to make simple conversation. It was obvious he did this over and over everyday. He flipped through my driving log, checking my hours, asked me a few questions, and sent me to the check out. The lady there took my information and stared at me. “Go to the stop sign,” she sighed and sent me over to the next station. I followed her instructions and sat down at the picture area, slouching in my chair. Glad to be almost done with this awful experience, they called me to take my picture. The guy asked, “Is this your first time getting your license?” I smiled and nodded, thinking he would congratulate me. Instead, he snapped back, “Go get your birth certificate or social security card.”
the documents. When I returned, he told me to sit down and took my picture. Then I was dismissed back to the waiting area. While sitting impatiently, I saw a sign that said “Customer Service Above All. If you are not satisfied with our service, please ask to speak to a Manager.” I snorted at the irony. Eventually, my name was called. The guy told me to check the information, and I was free to go. I scanned over it quickly and scurried out of the building. Everything I heard about the DMV being a terrible place is true. The atmosphere is filled with gloom, and the people are miserable. But, when it comes down to it, our only option is to suck it up and deal with it. It’s only an hour out of our lives, and it’s not like we’ll be able to cheer up the employees. At least I’m comforted with the fact that I don’t have to return to that dreadful building until I turn 21.
J U S T S AY I N ’ Campaign ads cause confusion Offensive slurs muster hard feelings With election tensions at their peak, a person has to look at campaign ads and go “So... what’s the point of voting? All these candidates are thugs.” These ads flog our TV stations like locusts. When that special time of year comes around, they flock our regularly scheduled programs to cloud our easily impressionable minds with hate and confusion. I can’t keep up with who did what. For all I know, a terrorist is running for office and that’s exactly what all these ads are making the candidates look like. Instead of focusing on their platform and what they want to do for our country, they’ve come up with a much more mature approach: talking smack. Stop acting like high school girls, I deal with enough smack talk in the hallways. I don’t need it when I’m trying to enjoy “Glee.” Just sayin’. Taylor Kasper
Every day, people let offensive words slip out of their mouths without realizing what they’re saying. Someone may say that they won a football game, exclaiming “We raped them!” Rape isn’t something to joke about and is a serious issue that triggers a lot of problems in victims. Millions of people in the United States have been raped, and I’m pretty sure they don’t appreciate people mocking their unfortunate encounter. Another phrase people use is, “I’ll kill myself.” They might use it in the context of, “If I have to talk to her again, I’ll kill myself.” Teen suicide is also a serious problem that shouldn’t be joked about. Students should break the habit. Just sayin’. Becky Pauwels Check out our new website for more Just Sayin! And then add your own. Go to the Hersey webpage (jhhs.d214.org) and click on the link. OR
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Trouble trails behind maturity: Young adults face new responsibilities Taylor Kasper
Also, 18-year-olds no longer enjoy the luxury of committing crimes and ending up in “kiddie jail.” The majority of the population doesn’t need to be concerned with turning into psychopathic killers come their 18th birthday, we do have to watch ourselves more carefully on the smaller scale crimes. I’m going out on a limb to say that most children have committed the sin of theft at least once in their lives. My shoplifting experience occurred when I was five. I was in the Disney Store and snagged a plush Mickey doll. My mom saw and tried to return it, but they let me keep it. At the age of five, I was developing into a criminal mastermind, free to commit small-scale law violations completely unscathed by the law. Legal adults can no longer steal p l u s h dolls and get away w i t h it. My misdemeanor days have been taken away from me, and I have been Shea Anderluh rendered helpless against the law. If I were to try and pull off that crime again, I’d most likely be handcuffed, written up, and marked a shoplifter forever. I would never find a job with that stain on my resume. The end is near for me and many of my fellow classmates. I could curl up and use the fetal position as my only form of safety, but I still have a few more decades of my life to live out. Adulthood is a terrifying prospect, but with that adulthood comes new opportunity. We just have to respect it. Get your tattoos. Pierce your belly buttons. Hell, donate a kidney if you feel so inclined. Eighteen opens up a world of freedoms mere children only dream of. Just be sure you don’t commit any felonies along the way. 18
I always wondered why the age “17” was held in such high regards. No Zac Efron movies were made with the title “Eighteen Again;” Metro Station hasn’t written any songs about being “Eighteen Forever;” and I’m pretty sure if R. Kelly could, he’d go back to being 17 years old so he could “Bump N’ Grind” without being tossed into prison. The dawn of adulthood is looming on the horizon, and this sunrise is not as peaceful as I thought it would be. I looked forward to having more freedom; legally not having a curfew and being allowed to make my own choices without parental consent. But these freedoms aren’t free. I’m being inducted into the “Adults of America” club. Unlike the club that shares the same double letter moniker, adulthood proves to hold a lot more issues than just alcoholism. As a new member, not only do I enjoy the freedoms of suffrage, but I get to suffer from the possibility of being sued. No more spilling hot coffee on people without making it redundantly clear that coffee is hot. Anyone can file a lawsuit for anything: that’s scary. Last summer at my job, I ticked a lady off because her child wasn’t following the rules. I made the brat sit out of the pool and she yelled at me for ruining her child’s fun time. If the same situation were to happen now, I could potentially face some lawsuit for wrongfully harming a kid’s childhood. Since I only make $7.75 an hour, that could pose some issues for me.
The evolution of man
BLAHBLAHBLAH Somethin’ to BLAHBLAHBLAH talk about BLAHBLAHBLAH Rough world out there: prepare now BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH BLAHBLAHBLAH When I was a kid, I knew exactly what I wanted in life. I had it all laid out. First, I was going to become a professional waterskier and win the Masters. Then, I was also going to be a professional hockey player and hoist the Stanley Cup. Finally, once I’d had my fun, I was going to get married to a pretty girl and settle down in a house on a beautiful lake.
Needless to say, I had high hopes. Back then, I had no idea how life actually was. It was all a game to me. But hey, that’s what being a first grader is all about, right? It’s a hard world out there; in fact it’s a mean world out there. As we all know, the United States is in a recession; things haven’t exactly been going smoothly lately. Brian Eriksson
With one quarter down, students still have time to prioritize The beginning of a new school year is always filled with promises. Whether they are made with parents, friends, or oneself, they typically contain elements of reinvention in an attempt to rewrite mistakes or recapture previous successes. I started off senior year with certain priorities and plans.
While some were accomplished, I found myself getting caught up in the craziness of senior year and many goals were put on hold. I faced the past week with a sense of defeat; while the first quarter wasn’t a waste, it certainly wasn’t what I had ideally depicted in my head. Then I realized I was being way too hard on myself. The school year is not even close to being over. Annie Bruce
As a girl, I am expected to have a set of role models. Women to look up to, and strive to one day become just like them. When I was a kid, that person was J.K. Rowling. But, then I found out that loving “Harry Potter” made me uncool; I decided that Britney Spears was my new idol.
I soon realized that if I wanted to be like Britney Spears, I’d end up like everyone else. Even as a little girl this terrified me. This may seem like strange behavior for a kid, but I’m grateful for my oddities. Because even then I realized that scantily clad sex machines such as Britney Spears are not the types of role models that little girls should have. Or, in fact... Emily Behn
Pick your role models wisely, ladies
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“Yes because so many people do it and it would help our economy.”
“People are going to do it anyway, so why not?”
“I don’t really know. It could help by placing taxes on the drug, but I don’t really know.”
Do you think Proposition 19 should have been passed?
Student ass S Luke Lemanski
“No because people will overuse it and come to school high. It’s not right for the government to condone drug use.”
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continued from page 1 “I think that it’s the mother’s choice because it’s her baby, and it depends on the mother’s situation and lifestyle,” Finn said. While some agree with the law, they believe it should not be paid for by the government. “Abortion should be legal. It’s your body and your choice, so do with it as you will. However, no government funds should ever pay for it,” senior Thomas Klingner said. Other options can be considered before aborting a baby. “I think children should be able to live no mater what the situation is. It’s not the baby’s fault that the parents messed up. There’s always alternative options to abortion. Before picking an abortion, people should look for other options,” junior Eddie Melchor said. Many students agree with the Supreme Court’s decision of abortion being a woman’s private decision; but may look down on it. “Abortion is a matter of personal choice, even though it is a bad thing to do. Having a baby at the wrong time could ruin someone’s life. Abortion should be a last resort,” senior Kevin Schmadebeck said.
As many students know, on Nov. 2 California citizens voted down Proposition 19. Proposition 19 would have legalized the recreational use of marijuana in California. Fourteen years ago, the same voters approved the use of marijuana for medical use. Proposition 19 stated that anyone 21 years of age or older would have been able to possess and consume up to an ounce of marijuana, and cultivate up to 25 square feet of it on private land. Marijuana was only to be consumed in non-public places such as a private residence, or in a public establishment licensed for on site marijuana consumption. “California will need to make sure people don’t do anything stupid. Marijuana affects everyone differently; that’s why it can be so dangerous. One person may be able to handle smoking, but another person may freak out,” Roberson said.
Proposition 19 also stated that local governments would have been able to authorize the sale of up to 28.5 grams (1 oz) of marijuana to persons 21 years or older. This would also give local governments the opportunity to gain revenue in the form of tax on such sales. Although all of this would have been legal according to the state government of California, it all would have still been considered illegal by the federal government due to the Controlled Substances Act. “It should be up to the state government to make decisions about legalizing marijuana, the feds. shouldn’t be involved anymore,” Schmadebeck stated. Students argue that the sale of marijuana would have generated a large amount of revenue for the state of California. “Passing Proposition 19 has more pros than cons because it can be a valuable economic commodity and legalizing it would turn it into a lucrative and profitable business. As a result, it can gain a huge economic revenue for the government,” Klingner said. “The sale of marijuana could have been a huge source of income for California, desperate times call for desperate measures,” senior Matt Couch agreed. The use of marijuana for medical purposes being legal in California for the past fourteen years, is known formally as Proposition 215 or the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. Marijuana seems to have had many positive affects on ill users. According to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), forty-four precent of users suffered from chronic pain, twenty-two from AIDS, fifteen from mood disorders, and twenty-three from other issues. “Weed has never killed anyone. Other than hurting your lungs a little bit, there aren’t any other health issues with it. If someone wants to smoke, let them do it in private. It can’t be that bad if people are using it for medical purposes,” Schmadebeck stated. -To continue reading go to jhhs.d214.org and follow the link to Correspondent Live-
Brady campaigns at local schools Ashley Hawkins Kevin Hyde With the gubernatorial election in a tight race, many candidates were seeking a younger audience as a last resort to get their political ideals across. On Oct. 25, Illinois state senator Bill Brady made a last minute appearance in the theater during seventh and eighth periods representing the Republican party. “Students have interesting questions and are the future of our state,” Brady said. During his presentation, Brady laid out his platform and explained his position on current issues. Students asked questions that pertained to issues that would affect them, as well as pressing matters that society continues to disagree upon. The Republican remained steadfast in many of his beliefs, such as abortion,
illegal immigration, and capital punishment. When it came to abortion, Brady proclaimed his position to a “I feel that if a woman gets involved in a case of rape or incest, she must seek medical help, along with police involvement, but in the end I am pro-life,” Brady said. Students sat through the forum and voiced their opinions on the gubernatorial candidate. “I support Bill Brady because he wants to lower taxes,” sophomore Nicole Borst said. Not all students were as receptive of the senator’s stance. “I didn’t like him. He seemed like a self-centered, egotistical person who tried to assist his own family rather than the people he was serving,” sophomore Ryan Engelking said. Although it was a tight race, incumbent Pat Quinn clinched the election, maintaining his title of governor of Illinois.
enior Jeff Danielson was outfitted in army gear during the Vietnam War Veterans visit Oct. 28.
Vietnam vets educate young Americans
It has been called “The Forgotten War,” but a group of Vietnam veterans are attempting to make sure that those who fought are never forgotten. Vietnam Veterans of America is an organization that is completely devoted to veterans and families of veterans of the Vietnam era. The organization is exclusively for Vietnam veterans. On Oct. 28, members from the Chicago chapter came to share their stories with students, bringing with them things they carried; both in hand and in heart. The vets came in to talk with select seniors who are starting an English unit on the Vietnam era and reading “The Things They Carried,” by Tim O’Brien, a fictional account of an American platoon in the war; based loosely off his own experiences but mostly a work of fiction. “I didn’t know what to expect going into the forum, but the veterans were actually really interesting and fun to listen to. Their lives have been really affected by the short time they were in Vietnam and it was sad to hear about the struggles they faced there and still live with everyday,” senior Danielle Ludkey said. The veterans each gave a brief synopsis of their personal service in the war including information such as where each of them were stationed and what their position consisted of. They also mentioned their life after the war and how their experiences have led most of them to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The forum became interactive when three students during each presentation were drafted from the audience into a mock military entitled the “Hersey Army” and brought onto stage to get decked out in the original uniforms of two of the veterans. The other chosen student stood in the shoes of Vietnamese soldier; the uniform being a lot more practical in the hot jungles they were accustomed to. “I put on a uniform that one of the vets actually wore during his service. It was weird to actually imagine having to put that on everyday and go out and fight, especially being around our own age. That thin jacket and helmet definitely wouldn’t make me feel very safe if I was being shot at,” senior Megan Duffy said. At the end, the veterans answered a few questions from students. When asked what they did when they returned to America after their service, one veteran didn’t hesitate to say he “flush[ed] a toilet about five times.” Another veteran told the students he proposed to his high school sweetheart on the dock the moment he hit solid ground. The founding principle of the Vietnam Veterans of America is “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”
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A Day In The... Blind sophomore visualizes success
Junior finds inspiration through drawing, Disney
Not many high school students can say that they have art published in multiple children’s books, but junior Emilie Lindberg can. Her art has been featured in many books published by Random House. For a student with autism, Lindberg has many strengths. Anyone who knows her would agree that she excels in anything pertaining to art, cartoons, or Disney. Because of her condition, Lindberg has an instructional assistant with her throughout the day that attends all of her classes. In the morning, this is Katie Pardun. Due to her disorder, Lindberg has a different school schedule which allows her to partake in classes specific to her style of learning. Along with that, Lindberg gets three 15 minute breaks throughout the day. This time is reserved for her to do something that will keep her relaxed, like drawing. “I start first period with Graphics [class],” Lindberg said. Every semester she is placed in some sort of art elective courses because those are the classes in which she excels and enjoys the most. “She’s always in some kind of art class, whether its graphic arts, hand drawing art, choir, or drama,” Pardun said. During her second and third periods, Lindberg helps the cafeteria staff with their daily needs. “I have my kitchen job. I wrap bagels with saran wrap,” Lindberg said. Lindberg receives pay for her work during those periods, just like at any other job. “I spend my money on Legos,” Lindberg said. After her lunch period, Lindberg spends sixth period in resource. “Sometimes I do listening or other things like yoga,” Lindberg said. These activities help her relax and improve in all areas of her academic and social life. When seventh period rolls around, Lindberg can be found in the foods room. “I like foods with Ms. Garcia,” Lindberg said.
She wakes up every morning right around 6:30, just like everyone else. She goes downstairs to eat breakfast, just like everyone else. She gets her backpack and gets on the bus, just like everyone else. But senior Katie Gruber isn’t like everyone else; she has cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a form of paralysis that results in impairment of muscular function and weakness of the limbs. Speech and learning problems accompany this disorder as well. Gruber uses a red scooter to get from class to class; maneuvering her way through the crowded hallways. “Getting around used to be hard, but through the years I’ve gotten stronger. I’ve found some shortcuts, but sometimes I still need help,” Gruber said.
Deaf ed student tackles challenges
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Sophomore Zach Sarbekian wakes up every morning at 6 a.m. to the sound of his talking alarm clock. The clock tells him the weather and the time every morning because he cannot read. Sarbekian has been blind his entire life. He walks to class on his own everyday using a cane to get through the hallways. Known for being upbeat and positive throughout his days at school, Sarbekian is extremely greatful for everything he has, despite the hardships that accompany the handicap. “I love my parents and my sister Zoey, I’m also so grateful for my vision teacher.” Sarbekian said.
Cerebral palsy fails to stop senior
One of the most basic senses humans have is hearing. However, not every individual is fortunate enough to have such a trait. 27 students are enrolled in the deaf education program, and with 1,997 fulltime students, that is only about one percent of the student body. Though all of these students are applauded for their individual accomplishments and integration in the “hearing world,” one student exemplifies this in a way of his own. Sophomore Sahir Bhayani shows his integration into the world of hearing and represents the deaf and the hearing loss community. An active member of the deaf education program in school, Bhayani set out to prove himself to fellow students and the rest of the “hearing world.” Last year, Bhayani played on the freshman B football team. “I had to depend on a lot of visuals, as well as the players and my interpreter,” Bhayani said, with the help of one of his interpreters, Rachel Griffin. Bhayani usually wears hearing aids to help improve his level of hearing, but was not able to on the field. “Because of that, I taught some of the other players some sign language, and also relied on reading their lips,” Bhayani said. Teammates agree that Bhayani knows how to play like the rest of them, and doesn’t show a lack athletic ability due to his hearing loss. “He fit in with all of us. He also was a good contributor to the team,” sophomore Nick Trossen said. The sophomore’s condition did not stop him there, as he also was on the volleyball team last spring. “Volleyball is a little easier for me, because I can use my hearing aids and read lips easier,” Bhayani said. Aside from athletics, Bhayani doesn’t let his hearing loss get to him.“In everyday life, I read lips and use my voice. Without my hearing aids, I can hear a bit, but they really help,” Bhayani said.
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Sarbekian has a supportive family and teachers that help him daily. Getting around the halls is not easy for people who can see, so it’s fair to assume that getting around the halls without vision would be even harder, however Sarbekian proves all assumptions wrong. “I leave my classroom three minutes early to get through the halls to my next class,” Sarbekian said. “It’s pretty easy to get through the hallways of Hersey.” Students have been shocked by his efficiency as he flows through the halls on a daily basis.“Zach gets through the hallways so fast,” sophomore Jessica Jreisat said, “I have no idea how he does it.” “I’m used to it,” Sarbekian said. Being blind doesn’t hold him back while he makes his way around school. Sarbekian’s fellow classmates see him as a sweet and kind person. “I went to middle school with him at River Trails,” sophomore Brianna Ulbert said. “He was really nice and smart. Everyone thought he was really funny. He’s just a normal kid.” Sarbekian does all of his homework, takes the same tests as his classmates, and comes to school everyday. He doesn’t miss a beat, and seems to bestow happiness and laughter on the people he comes into contact with. “He’s so funny!” Jerisat added. “He used to be in my math class and always has something to say.” Sarbekian has adapted to blindness throughout his life. “I learned how to read in braille when I was really little. I can’t imagine doing anything else,” Sarbekian said. Every teenager has a passion, and Sarbekian is no exception. “If I could do anything I would just sit and listen to music,” Sarebekian said. “I love it.” “I had chorus with him at Trails,” sophomore Annie Cannata said. “He always contributed and did his best to keep up with the whole class. He is such a nice guy.” Sarbekian is extremely grateful for everything he has and everyone that helps him. Sarbekian’s biggest complaint sets him apart from other students. “The worst thing about being blind is not being able to drive,” Sarbekian said. Despite not being able to see, Sarbekian attends many school activities and finds ways to keep his head held high. “Zach amazes me everyday,” physical education teacher Ms. Freeman said. “His entire outlook on life is amazing. Nothing holds him back. He goes to the football games and everything. He is truly determined to make the best out of what he has.”
How can students make it easier for you to get around in the halls?
Kids are doing fine, especially since I get out early.
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When talking to Lindberg, it is easy to see how much she loves Disney. Most conversations find their way back to Disney movies or characters. Her favorites are “Monsters, Inc.” and “Toy Story 3,” and she can frequently be seen dressing in the colors or styles of characters. “People with autism have something called a ‘preferred item.’ It’s something that they really, really like and they prefer to talk about, think about, and it helps them get through the day,” Pardun said. “[Emilie’s] preferred item is Disney.” Lindberg will turn 17 years old on Nov. 22, and for her birthday she plans on going to the place where dreams come true. “I’m going to Disney World in Orlando, FL for my birthday. I have gone before and it will be my tenth time going,” Lindberg said. Another one of Lindberg’s passions is drawing. She enjoys sketching pictures of her favorite cartoon characters and makes them her own by adding different features to them. At last year’s “Fun Olympics,” Lindberg drew caricatures of the participants and was able display her talents. Along with being gifted in the arts, Lindberg is also very intelligent. “She has a very high IQ, which is why she’s in regular education classes,” Pardun said. Because Lindberg will attend school here until she is 19, she gets to take her classes at a slower pace than students that are graduating in four years. “We want to encourage her to minimize negative behavior,” Pardun said. “Sometimes she’ll yell out or go up to a random group of kids and start yelling, but she’s not yelling at them; she’s mad about something she saw on the Disney Channel and she just walks up to the first person she sees and talks about it.” Although Lindberg is autistic, she is still aware of what goes on around her. “She doesn’t care what people think of her to a point. She knows if people are laughing at her she’ll go up to them and say, ‘Hey, stop laughing at me,’ but it doesn’t bother her,” Pardun said. In the hallways Lindberg acts differently every day. Some days she’s very outgoing and friendly, and other days she acts reserved and keeps to herself. On bad days, students should be aware of how to help her. “If it’s a bad day, just give her space. Suggest she go to class and defer her to a staff member because is if she’s having a bad day, safety comes first,” Pardun said. “Help her find someone or you just find someone to help her like a staff member to get her to class, but don’t try and make her.” With patience and some guidance, Lindberg is capable of achieving any task handed to her.
Whats the hardest part of your school day? Working in the kitchen second and third periods
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The students at this school have earned a good reputation when it comes to helping the community through annual events like the food and toy drive. Yet when it comes to their own fellow classmates, many are not willing to offer a helping hand. Gruber experiences this in her day to day activity, but she doesn’t let it discourage her. Instead of hanging her head in defeat, Gruber uses her own disabilities as motivation to help others. She goes to the Gary Morava Recreation Center in Mt. Prospect every morning to work with kids aged three to six. “I love working with kids. I help them do crafts; I just love it,” Gruber said. Gruber gets picked up from the center and is brought here for her fourth period resource class. She has two core classes; English and advanced algebra. “I have a lot of friends in my English class,” Gruber said. Not everyone is as tolerant to difference, though. “There are some people who pick on me. It makes me feel sad. They don’t understand half the stuff I have to do everyday,” Gruber said. But, Gruber does not plan on letting her disability affect her future goals. “I plan on studying special education or medical sciences in college. My main goal is to help physically handicapped children. [My disability] motivates me to help my friends with cerebral palsy.” Always focusing on the future and learning and growing, Gruber attends meetings every Tuesday to go over the challenges that she’s had during the past week. It is here that she establishes new goals to strive for as she faces new challenges everyday. Gruber, like many other students, has spent her time working with others that have disabilities. “A few summers ago I helped out at a camp,” Gruber said. Even though she has a disorder that affects her daily life both in and out of school, there is only one thing Gruber truly wants. “I just want to be accepted,” Gruber said.
What could students do to make your day easier? Don’t stare or pick on me, just talk to me.
Bhayani also faces challenges when he leaves the comforts of the deaf education program at school and ventures out into the somewhat unreceptive world. “My family doesn’t know sign language, so when I am at home, I only communicate by using my voice. If I go to the store, I can read lips and use my voice, or sometimes my sister helps me out,” Bhayani said. When it comes down to challenges he faces as a student with hearing loss, pronunciation is key in understanding another person. “Sometimes I can’t understand what people are saying. Two words can easily sound the same,” Bhayani said. For example, when someone says ‘fifty’ it becomes difficult to decipher if they are saying ‘fifty’ or ‘fifteen,’ and likewise for ‘fifteen.’ “This is a big deal because when it comes time to pay for something, it makes a difference,” Bhayani said. The environment in which a deaf or hard of hearing student is in also greatly affects how well he or she can decipher what someone is saying. “It usually depends on how noisy it is and how many people are in the room. If it is loud and I can’t read lips, I usually will have an interpreter,” Bhayani said. Acceptance and reception by hearing students is what most deaf students really appreciate. “They are all pretty accepting, for the most part. Sometimes deaf students do encounter problems with hearing students, in the halls for example, but I would say it is rare and it hasn’t happened to me,” Bhayani said. The reception from the deaf education program regarding Bhayani speaks highly of his reputation. “Sahir is a very social person, so he takes advantage of everything that is available to him,” on-site coordinator for the deaf education program Pam Wechman-Mueller said, “I think that is why our students are here: to be a part of the community and show that hearing loss is not a disability.” According to the World Federation for the Deaf, only one in every 1,000 people in the world have hearing loss, 0.1 percent, proving that the deaf community is vastly outnumbered and can be considered a minority group. Until more awareness to the deaf community is raised, we leave it to the students themselves to set the record straight. “The appropriate terms are either deaf or hard of hearing. It’s not hearing impaired, because out hearing is not ‘broken’,” Bhayani said. If students are to be left with one thing regarding the deaf community, it involves a necessary and mutual understanding. “Deaf and hard of hearing people can do whatever anyone else can do, and we have a true ability to communicate with others,” Bhayani said.
How do you communicate with others? I usually read lips and use my voice.
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A I N M A E G I E V G Students embrace the vegetarian lifestyle Becky Pauwels toufurky, and that offers a lot of protein. I also the two? But people should become vegetarians Whether for environmental reasons, personal health, or ethical issues, many students make the choice to become vegetarians. “I decided to become a vegetarian after viewing a video about animal cruelty in middle school,” junior Ashley Holada said. Holada has been a vegetarian for more than two years now. “I was really interested in becoming one after seeing that video, but my mom wouldn’t let me. She was worried that I wouldn’t be getting enough vitamins and minerals,” Holada said. A common misconception about vegetarianism is that vegetarians don’t get enough protein. However, according to the USDA National Nutrient Database, people only need protein from about two-and-a-half to 10 percent of calories consumed daily. All vegetables offer more than that amount. “Being vegetarian doesn’t mean I don’t eat healthy,” Holada said. “I get protein from a lot of other sources. My favorite vegetarian food is
like Italian veggie sausage.” Holada admits that many don’t understand her choice to not eat meat. “My boyfriend and his family hunt, so they don’t understand. They’re nice about it, though. My brother, on the other hand, always puts meat right in my face and threatens to put it in my food,” Holada said. There are many health benefits for those who do not eat meat. “I feel a lot healthier and lighter. Knowing you don’t get all of the bad cholesterol and some health problems feels good. On Thanksgiving when everyone’s stuffed with turkey and falling asleep, I still feel energetic,” said Holada. People tend to criticize vegetarians based on the actions of extreme organizations like PETA. “They [PETA] have good intentions, but they’re very extreme. I like some of their stuff, like the picture of a pig saying, ‘woof.’ It makes people think because people would eat pigs, but would never eat a dog. What’s the difference between
because they want to, not because PETA scares them into doing it,” Holada said. Many students don’t have the taste palette to become a vegetarian. “I have been a vegetarian for four years. It was tough at first, I cheated in the beginning, but I gradually started substituting the meat with other products like soy foods. I became a vegetarian because I love and care for animals too much to eat them. My favorite food would be pasta, but I also love my soy buffalo wings. Not having meat has it’s sacrifices like my minerals, especially protein. I have to find other ways of getting it, like through protein bars. I feel very healthy through my choice of becoming a vegetarian. I think in a way, I do feel healthier. I have great cholesterol,” said sophomore Rachel Campbell. Maintaining a vegetarian lifestyle may be hard, but veggies agree that the good, like the health benefits and saving animals, outweighs the bad.
‘When will I ever have to use this in my life?’ Career trek field trips offer students break from norm Emily Behn Students spend approximately seven hours a day in school. In these seven hours it is easy for students to lose sight of the reason they go to school. This monotony leads to students questioning the real life application of the material that is taught in many classes. For example, a student who wants nothing more than to become a doctor could become frustrated in an English class, because reading “The Great Gatsby” wouldn’t really help him in his quest to be a physician. This is where career trek field trips can be of help. Career trek field trips offer students the unique opportunity to travel to local businesses and learn about various careers that they might be interested in pursuing. “The more experience and exposure students have to the outside world, it helps them make more sound decisions about their careers and lives,” career counselor Cindy Behar said. Each year, about 20 different career trek field trip options are offered to students. Every year, students fill out a career interest survey, which goes to Behar and others in the college and career center. These interest surveys help Behar get out field trip forms to those who indicated interest in that specific field. “The best thing is to start with your interests and values and incorporate into a career,” Behar said. “It takes just as much time to figure out what you want to do, as it does to figure out what you do not want to do.”
This semester, students were able to travel These field trips are open to students of all to Medieval Times, the Brookfield Zoo, House ages, including freshman. of Speed, ESPN and Channel 7 news, and various other trips. The number of students allowed on each field trip varies, due to transportation and other factors. “The health field trips are very popular, sometimes I have to turn students away. A lot of treks have had wait lists this year such as Medieval Times, Brookfield Zoo, Music Career Trek, Time for Three, Tasty Catering, Channel 7/ESPN/Optimus, and Health CaEmily Behn reer Treks,” Behar said. Senior Kelley enior Chris Kaczor learns garnishing skills at Tasty Catering on Oct. 21. Mchugh has been on a few of the health and sci- Students toured the facilities and worked with garnishes. ence career treks. “The field trip really helped me gain insight “Sometimes freshman think its too early to into what being a nurse and a pharmacist would start looking, it’s not. The more experience and be like. It helped me narrow my career choices,” exposure students have to the outside world, the McHugh said. easier it is make more sound decisions about “When I went on the Tasty Catering field their careers and lives,” Behar said. trip I learned a lot about culinary jobs. They For a complete list of field trips, check out aren’t as easy as I thought. There’s long hours, the bulletin board in the college and career cenbut the family environment that’s at Tasty was ter, and see Behar for field trip forms. really interesting to see,” senior Julie Kisiel said.
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Features Battle against breast cancer rages on Erin Kinsella colleagues, and doctors that are affected by one Students were tickled pink on Friday, Oct.15 as they joined with the football team and decked out in this rosy hue in support of breast cancer awareness. Dubbed “Breast Cancer Night” at the football game, real men were wearing pink and the student body followed to commemorate all those who have fought, are fighting, or have lost their battle with breast cancer. “When he heard about the pink out, I think Coach Teonic just had an idea for the pink socks on game night. He talked to Murphy and it all came together. The whole team liked the idea, because in the end football is just a game and cancer is the real battle,” senior football player Tom Sutranaitis said. Carrying on the tradition from last year, Orange Crush teamed up with the Poms squad, who sold t-shirts and pink bandannas to raise money along with awareness. Sophomore member of the poms squad, Marianna Bonadonna, got a lot out of being a part of this night. “Basically everyone on our team is affected in one way or another by cancer. Its just our way of not only supporting breast cancer [awareness] but showing our support to those with it. We decided to sell pink shirts because we went to a breast cancer walk last year and wanted to help. Our coach is a huge advocate for Susan G. Komen. We figured getting Hersey involved would be a great way to raise awareness and help out,” Bonadonna said. With a new diagnosis every three minutes (American Cancer Society), this disease has been on the rise since the 1980s. Very commonplace today, breast cancer doesn’t distinguish by skin color, lifestyle, or social status. It strikes women young and old; even men can be diagnosed with this cancer, which invades the ducts in the tissue of the breast. After taking into account the family, friends, peers,
diagnosis, there is hardly anyone who isn’t affected in some way by this illness. For senior Stefanie Mueller, the pink she wore to the Pink Out meant a little more, as her mom is a breast cancer survivor. “My mom’s breast cancer has made me more aware of and sensitive to the subject. But, all of the walks, fundraisers, and events are very empowering and it’s really special to have a month dedicated to something that has been a big part of my life.” Hersey isn’t alone in its fight against breast cancer, as apparent by the pink ribbon seen everywhere throughout October, which is celebrating its 25th year as breast cancer awareness month. Sponsors like UnderArmor put the pink ribbon on everything from T-shirts to water bottles, raising funds for early detection and prevention of this disease, which claims approximately 40,000 lives a year, according to the American Cancer Society. Even Barbie is doing her part. Complete with her own diamond necklace and pink Keep A Breast/MCT pumps, the most expensive Barbie doll ever made was just auctioned for $302,500. Big ticket items as such, in which all the proceeds go to breast cancer have helped the survival rate for breast cancer increase. More funds means more research, which allows more cases to be caught in early stages. The money raised in October and throughout the year also goes towards better treatment options for those that are diagnosed, such as improvements in chemotherapy options. With all of this movement upward in the world of breast cancer, it is hard to understand why this disease seems to be on the lips of everyone. But until a cure is found, pink should continue to be on the clothes, products and hearts of all students and staff.
Claudia Caplan way to creep on friends, look at photos and vidFacebook: The world’s most popular website since Myspace. Facebook is an site that teenagers love to go on to stalk friends, post pictures, and write statuses about their social lives and thoughts. One out of every 14 people have a Facebook, according to Mark Zuckerburg. “500 Million Stories”. Facebook. For reasons which are questionable. They might not feel the need for other people looking at their personal information, have never found the time to create a user, or have parents that do not approve of the social network. “I could not imagine not having a Facebook, I am on all the time when I’m bored and not doing anything,” sophomore Alli Harwell said. Facebook has swept the nation and is now everywhere. It is on the phone, iTouch, and camera. It is now a movie, “Social Network.” “I have a Facebook for contacting friends and an excuse for not having a life,” sophomore Justine Bowes said. “I have a Facebook and I have it merely for the purpose to interact with my friends,” sophomore Diana Cleveland said. The website is merely a site that gives you a
eos, and in some cases reconnect with old classmates and friends. For a website that is accessed by over 500 million people, it isn’t a shock that Facebook is everywhere. “I use Facebook to socialize with friends and share pictures of things I’ve done with my peers,” freshman Lenna Foto said. “I don’t have a Facebook because I don’t really care to have one and don’t feel the need to stalk people and have people stalk me,” sophomore Sarah Zoeller said. “I have a Facebook because I like to socialize with friends, and because everyone has it,” sophomore Ally Neff said. The website is capable of having endless amount of friends and photos. While in real life students can’t contact friends individually, Facebook allows for mass communication with peers all on one site. “I don’t have the time to have a Facebook, but sometimes wish I had one when I’m bored and not doing anything,” freshman Will Jacobson said. Facebook is a sight used to socialize with friends and other various activities. Out of 14 people, one has a Facebook which is a huge number considering worldwide lack of access to computers.
Brites College picking proves tricky buisness While applying to college seems far-fetched to most underclassmen, the majority of seniors are looking forward to college. With early decision deadlines quickly approaching, some tough decisions need to be made. Many students choose to go to community colleges. “[A local college education will] save me money and allow me to get all my general classes out of the way before I go to a bigger school,” senior Sam Alfirevic said. Like other students who are thinking of attending Harper College, this is an excellent opportunity to get a college education while saving money. “Going to a community college will help people figure out what they want their major to be without spending a ton of money,” senior Megan Kearns said. According to Harper’s website, “You could start your Bachelor’s degree at Harper College instead [of a four-year college] and save up to $61,000 in two years.” “Community colleges are a great way to get all your gen. eds. out of the way,” senior Rebecca Dempsey said. Starting at Harper also allows a student to be confident in their major before really committing to a four-year university. “Most Harper courses are transferable to more than 100 participating colleges or universities in Illinois,” Harper’s website said. This provides plenty of opportunities to get a bachelor’s degree in four years. “The cost of college is way too much,” Dempsey said. By choosing Harper, students get a local education, save the family money, and take the same types of general education classes that they would have at any other major university. Rachel Lundstrom
Fashion show for choir shows The choir will host the 12th annual Fashion Show and Luncheon Extravaganza in the Cotillion Ballroom on Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “This is the largest fundraiser that just benefits choir,” junior Chris Lio said. However, it’s not just a fashion show. “People will be singing, and modeling fashions from different popular stores around the area,” senior Alyssa Machnis said. “I’m wearing a dress from Gigi’s closet.” For a good time, save the date and come to the fashion show and luncheon extravaganza. “We made performances just for the show,” sophomore Anto Sagayraj said. “It’ll be fun.” The fashion show will give the choir students a chance to show what their talents- not only singing but in other areas as well. Ryan Kloud
Movies my way Taylor Kasper
Netflix reveals unknown films A glorious new way of watching movies was introduced to me a month ago: instant Netflix on Wii. The day I acquired this revolutionary way to embark on my cinematic journeys was also the day my good taste in movies took a step outside during a thunderstorm and got roasted by a bolt of lightning. One of the many strange effects the phrase “free movies” had on me is that once I had unlimited access to B-list movies, I started scrolling through the C and D-lists, eventually plunging into no man’s land where the most distasteful movies were vaulted. The degeneration was astounding; jokes turned from small fart jokes to scenes not to be view with parents. The first movie on my cinematic excursion was the 1975 cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” As bizarre as it was, it was so incredibly entertaining The plot line was nonexistent...it was brilliant. The whole thing was a potpourri of musical numbers, raunchy jokes, and drag queen aliens. Through all the haze and sporadicalness shined the real star of the movie, Tim Curry, starring as the flamboyant Dr. Frank N. Furter. Anyone willing to strut around in fishnets and hooker heals with such pizazz deserves an Oscar... excluding those who rely on that to earn their living. The most disturbing movie I hit at a pit stop was 1979’s “Caligula.” That was one cross country race I was not willing to finish. It starts off with a bunch of naked women running around in an enchanted forest, playfully trying to escape the soon-to-be emperor of Rome, Caligula. I had an idea that this movie would be somewhat crude, due to all of the fun tidbits I learned in World History sophomore year, but even Mr. Janu wasn’t able to prepare me for what the cinema had brought to this colorful historical figure. Once I saw a naked man get his head chopped off by some monstrous killing machine, I tuned out. My final dip into the Netflix queue landed me on the most revolting excuse for a film that I have ever impudently enjoyed. “Teeth” is about an abstinent teenager named Dawn, who has a bit of a problem: she has teeth in her undergarments... and no, they are not someone else’s dentures. These “teeth” of hers have a mind of their own, and once Dawn drops the abstinence act, no male is safe. You can tell by the overall scheme of the movie that there was no way to salvage any compliments other than: “Bravo, you’ve officially made me vomit more than a gallon of ipecac syrup ever could.” As an impending college student, the word “free” has taken on a new light. The minute I see those four shimmering letters, I pounce. Movies are no exception. Granted a majority of them aren’t very good, they still drive the demons of boredom away... armed with fishnets, naked emperors, and teeth.
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a Show connects t t o G with the ‘Modern Family’ Three families, 11 family members, and 11 different personalities make one hilarious and heart-warming comedy. “Modern Family” airs on ABC every Wednesday night at 8 pm. This week’s episode was literally laughout-loud funny. It contained a crazed mom who made all 11 family members dress up for a haunted house on Halloween night, a man dressed as Spiderman, and Baby “Jesus.” Last weeks episode had the family fighting against each other in a contest to see
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who could actually go the longest without using any electronics. It ended with the most disappointing, yet hilarious result. Not only did the 17-year-old girl talk to a colored bar of soap as her cell phone for a week straight, winning the contest, she still didn’t get her prize- a car. Modern family is relatable to everyone no matter what age. It leaves audiences gasping for air and clutching their stomachs. Abby Fesl
Smaller iPods cost students
This generation has been completely reliant on technology, and the iPod is one such example of how teens cannot live without their daily fix. Apple strives to make their iPods as small as possible, I suppose to show off their advancement, but I personally feel that this idea of jamming all of the components necessary to make a piece of technology is beyond ridiculous. I have lost my iPod touch countless times because it is so small. Since Apple continues to make smaller models, I have made
my own conclusion. The only reason Apple is doing this is because they know that people lose them all the time, but teens cannot live without them. Since we have already bought hundreds of dollars worth of music, we have no choice but to spend another $200 on another iPod. If Steve Jobs is so smart, why not equip the iPod with a tracking device. I call this system of business a crap-shoot. Kevin Hyde
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Swift ‘Speaks’ through lyrics: Love, growing up, and apologies Erin Kinsella
The title and the lyrics seem directed at Mayer, but Swift didn’t include a last name If Taylor Swift writes about personal expe- and hasn’t admitted that he is the target. When riences, she sure has packed a lot of life into her asked by Ellen DeGeneres, Swift simply said, 20 years. In her latest CD, “Speak Now,” which “That song kind of is what it is.” When the lyrics are as somber as: “Dear dropped into stores and onto iTunes on Oct. 25, John, I see it all now that you’re Swift sings about heartbreaks, gone/Don’t you think I was too letdowns, and forgiveness. young to be messed with/The Known for writing or girl in the dress cried the whole co-writing all of her songs, way home/I should’ve known,” Swift relies on the people in it’s hard not to wonder what went her life, and them screwing on with Swift and whoever John up, as inspiration for her next may be. big hit. The album seems to be all For the first time, Swift about love: love lost, love stolen, wrote all of the songs on the and love felt. But there’s more album without a co-writto “Speak Now” than this. Swift er. “Speak Now” is already writes on her website, “These jumping to success; it is cursongs are made up of words I rently the number one album didn’t say when the moment was on iTunes. right in front of me. These songs In the song that gave tiare open letters. Each is written tle to the album, Swift sings Robert Pitts/Landov/MCT with a specific person in mind, about the famous line in a telling them what I meant to tell wedding ceremony when someone can protest the aylor Swift has released three them in person.” This includes what she marriage for the last time: albums so far, and she has wants to tell her fans: for young “Speak now or forever hold completed a nationwide tour. girls to hold onto themselves your peace.” in “Never Grow Up,” what She relates this to the many times in life that people miss the opportu- she wants to say to those who criticize her in nity to say things that need to be said. Whether “Mean,” to show her appreciation and give a it is an ‘I love you’ or an ‘I’m sorry,’ Swift uses shout out to her band in “Long Live.” All 14 tracks mean something to Swift, and the 14 tracks on her CD to speak her own mind she hopes that they not only captivate audiences and tell the world what she thinks. One song on the CD that sparked a lot of but encourage them to speak now; to say what interest was “Dear John.” Since Swift openly they may only have that one moment to say. To fans of Swift, this might be the best alwrites about people in her life, her connection to artist John Mayer was under speculation as bum yet, because they are getting to know Swift as she finds herself. the inspiration for this single.
November 5, 2010
Students seek cheap movie choices: Arlington, Randhurst get mixed reviews Teagan Ferraresi of tickets, the theater sees a large Since the creation of the movie theater in 1896, teens have spent countless hours of their weekends watching films on the big screen. However, with the steep prices of watching a movie at a theater, many teens are finding it more and more difficult to find the money to see movies at theaters. The price for a single movie ticket at Rhandhurst AMC 16 is $9.50. For a ticket at the AMC Loews in the Streets of Woodfield the cost is $10. “I used to go to the movies all the time when I was little, but now it’s really expensive and I don’t feel like spending $10 to see a movie when I could do other fun things for a cheaper price,” senior Lexi Rubio said. However, there are theaters that students have found to be a better deal than handing over a Hamilton of their hard earned cash. The Arlington Theater on Dunton only charges $5.25 per ticket, almost half the cost of other neighboring theaters. “Whenever I go to the movies I go to Arlington,” junior Kaylee Kowalski said. “It’s the cheapest theater around here.” Alum Abby Zachary (‘10) works at the Arlington Theater and believes that due to the low cost
crowd of teenagers every weekend. “A decent amount of students come in on the weekends. I would say usually about half of our customers are teenagers,” Zachary said. “Our prices are cheaper than most of the other theaters I’ve been to besides value theaters like the one in Buffalo Grove. I think they’re so low because the theater is family owned and is independent. It’s not owned by AMC or Lowes or any other major corporation.” Although it’s one of the cheapest theater options around, some students have found Arlington Theater to have a few flaws. “I would first go to Arlington Theater because it’s only $5.25. But they only have six theaters, so if they don’t have the movie I want, I’d go to the AMC [Randhurst],” senior Chuck Swanson said. Another theater option that some students choose to take is the Regal Lincolnshire 21. At only $6 per ticket, students find it easier to attend a show. “Whenever I go to the movies, Danielle Dober and I usually go to a Regal Theater in Lincolnshire because it’s high quality and is cheaper than AMC,” senior Evan Reynolds said. “I like the Lincolnshire theater because it has better surroundings than anywhere close to here.
Anticipation growing for final ‘Harry’ Caitlin Neilson
Many teens have grown up reading, or at least watching, the “Harry Potter” series. The final book, “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows,” was released on July 21, 2007. Although this ended the book series, fans could still indulge in the movies that were due to come out. “I expect it to be good I’m sure the special effects will be awesome but [the movie]won’t be as good as the book,” senior Kaitlin Slattery said. Just as the final book was highly anticipated, the movie adaptation is quick to follow suit. It’s been over a year since the sixth movie came out and levels of excitement are running high. But fans don’t need to worry that the movie series is ending. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” has been split into two parts and the release date of part two is not until July 15, 2011. “I don’t think they could possibly do the book justice if they didn’t split it into two parts,” senior Rachel Madden said. These films are not like any other movie to hit theaters. There are tickets on pre-sale, midnight showing, and lines that people wait in for hours. Not to mention that the people waiting in these lines are often dressed a bit different than the typical ‘muggle.’
“Midnight showings are awesome because that’s where you find the true fans all decked out in costume,” Madden said. Without all the wannabe wizards and witches adorned in their finest Hogwarts cloaks with wands in hand, it’s unlikely that the series would have grossed the five billion worldwide that it has. With 12 million earned in midnight showings for the sixth movie, this seventh installment will only continue to rake in the millions. “I’m sure that this movie will earn a lot more since it is the last one and there is more excitement surrounding it,” Slattery said. Although this is not the end of the movie series since it is only part one, students cannot help but think of the end. Though it is merely a book turned into a movie, Harry Potter really made memories for readers and movie viewers alike. Some find it difficult to fathom that these two movies will actually be the last they will see of anything new in Harry Potter cinema. “I pretty much grew up reading the books. It’s very sad, I feel like my childhood is ending. But it’s good timing because the second part is coming out this summer right before we go to college. After I think I’ll feel like an adult and be ready to move on and go to college,” Madden said.
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There’s better restaurants to go to and it’s a nice change of setting,” senior Kendra Hallett said. “It’s a little better quality than Arlington because it has more options and it’s just an overall better experience for only $6.” Although students find the cheaper theaters to be the most successful route to take in most cases, if a student feels the need to splurge, the Gold Class Cinema in South Barrington offers perks that no other theater around does. For $25 per ticket, or $20 if purchased online, the movie viewer
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gets a movie theater experience like never before. Viewers get an electric reclining lounge seat and a personal waiter that brings food anywhere from tuxedo popcorn to lobster spring rolls. “I would go there once just for the experience, but I wouldn’t go there more than that. I even think that $10 at woodfield is pushing it,” senior Danna Lopez. No matter what the case, with the help of cheaper choices, students can find going to the movies more accessible.
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November 5, 2010
Boys cross country races to Peoria for state finish David Milligan Abby Fesl
Still, O’Donnell proved to be a key runner for the boys with his consistent high finishes. The team lost to Prospect on Sept. 29 by a score of 2038, so when it came time to face them again at sectionals, it was personal. With each of these wins taking place, this has been a memorable season for the guys. The way the team came together throughout their 5-1 season and continuing on to the state competition has been gratifying for the runners. Senior Brian Havel has been running for the team David Milligan since his freshman year, and all his hard eniors Brian Havel, Nathan Knautz, and Stephen Tubergan start their warm work since then has up at practice. The cross country team will be competing at the state compepaid off. tition held in Peoria tomorrow. “It was evwe’ve worked for since freshman year,” Havel erything they had said. worked for,” coach Phillips said. “I’m really, really, happy because it’s what
The boys cross country team is heading down to state for the first time since 2007. Seniors Nathan Knautz, Ryan O’Donnell, Stephen Tubergan, Sam O’Neil, Nick McKee, Brian Havel and freshman Erick DeLorea will be running at the state meet in Peoria tomorrow. The road was not easy for the boys. The team finished fifth at sectionals, placing higher than Prospect at the meet. O’Donnell finished thirteenth at the meet with a time of 15:32. The top five teams in sectionals got to advance, and the team beat Prospect by 31 points to clinch a state berth. “It was one of their best races of their careers,” coach Tim Phillips said. The team was 5-1 in conference with their only loss to Prospect. “It felt really good to beat Prospect at sectionals after they’ve beaten us all year,” McKee said. Regionals was held at Heritage Park on Oct. 23, where the team took third, beating Fremd by 20 points. The team’s top finisher was O’Donnell with a time of 15:36. Conference was a difficult race for the guys, but since the competition took place pretty close to home, at Palatine, the team overcame the other teams with a fifth place finish. This was accomplished by an eighth place overall finish by O’Donnell with a time of 15:33 in his three mile race. O’Donnell had just come back from an Achilles injury that shelved him for three weeks.
Student athletes gain all-conference honors Abby Fesl
Although most of the sports seasons are over, athletes from all of the teams were named as all-conference athletes. It is one of the highest honors that can be achieved during a season by an individual. Hersey had many athletes that were named to their sports all-conference teams. All-conference is chosen by coaches of all the schools based upon different criteria. The boys cross country team has been successful this season. They have been a dominant force in all of their meets, including their last and most important meet so far; sectionals. The team was able to run their way to victory as well as a bid at state. “It’s what we worked for since freshman year,” senior Brian Havel said. That meet will be taking place tomorrow. The teams all-conference player was senior Ryan O’Donnell. The girls cross country team also had a winning season with one runner still on her way to the biggest meet-state. Senior Salena Clohisy qualified at sectionals for the state meet with a 22 place finish at sectionals. Their team had
Clohisy attain all-conference honors as well as qualify for state. “I’m really impressed with the seniors pulling everyone together after so many injuries and having a successful season,” coach Danielle Freeman said. The football team had one of their most successful seasons they’ve had in many years. Their final record was 3-6. “We ran more smoothly and more efficiently and got more things done easier this year,” senior Tom Sutrinaitis said. The all-conference players haven’t been announced yet. The boys golf team did well in their season, finishing with a record of 9-2 and finished fourth in the MSL. Two seniors received the honors of all-conference, Kevin Brawley and Ryan Starkman. “It always feels good to medal in a tournament, especially when it’s for all-conference,” senior Kevin Brawley said. Girls golf had a solid season finishing with a record of 7-4 in the MSL. Two of the golfers performed at high enough standards every practice to acquire the title of all-conference. These two players were senior Megan Rogowski and junior Nikki Gierman.
The soccer team finished their season early during their regional quarterfinals match up against Glenbrook North. The team finished their season with a final record of 4-9-2. The team was represented with one all-conference athlete- senior Arthur Folta. Girls tennis finished their season with a record of 4-10. Girls swimming left their mark on Hersey this year setting many records. Overall, the season went well with winning the East Division with a record of 8-2. Volleyball had a dominant season with a record of 30-6. The team had five all-conference players; two seniors, two juniors, and one sophomore. Jenni Mueller, Danielle Perkins, Kelsey Haas, Kristen Pederson, and Abby Fesl respectively. “It’s a great honor to be one of the few chosen from all the great players in the area,” senior Jenni Mueller said. Overall, the school has had dominant sports programs in the MSL. The school will be represented at state by the boys cross country team and the senior runner, Salena Clohisy.
FALL SPORTS WRAP-UP Swimming: 8-2
Boy’s Golf: 9-2
Boys Cross Country: 5-1 Soccer: 4-9-2
Girl’s Golf: 7-4
Girls Cross Country: 3-2 Tennis: 4-10 *These are the records as of the end of regular season
November 5, 2010
Students show spirit at games Claudia Caplan
During football season, students pack the stands to cheer on their fellow classmates. The crowded conditions don’t bother most of the Orange Crush fans, though, they pile in anyway. “I love the atmosphere and intensity of all the game, it’s such a thrill beating our opponents,” junior Mark Balmes said. Lauren Kelley Orange Crush fans are known for their extreme apparel during the eniors Megan Rogowski, Stefanie Mueller and football games; dressed head to toe Michaela Dwyer cheered on the volleyball in black, white, or orange. team at the sectional match on Tuesday. “We cheer “Dressing up in orange, black, loud and go crazy to get everyone fired up for the etc. is one of my favorite parts of game,” Dwyer said. going to the football games. My friends and I go all out in trying to court area, they sell a variety of school be spirited Hersey fans,” sophomore Lexi Hog- apparel. arth said. “I love deckin’ out in Hersey apWhether it is cheering on fellow students, parel for the games with my friends. dressing in crazy outfits, socializing with friends, I get excited when new spirit wear or possibly just getting warmth in the crowd, the comes out,” sophomore Cathy Serbin game is a chance to feel camaraderie with the said. rest of the school. When the Orange Crush section Food at any football game is a must. At the cheers and stomps their feet, a sense quality food court stand, located at the front of school pride drifts through the air. entrance, students can fill their stomachs with “Games are a great time for evthings like hotdogs, hot chocolate, and other de- eryone to get together and cheer for licious food. the same team,” senior Alexandria “Since I have a hardy appetite, I always get Rubio said. myself a hotdog because I love chomping down Football games are a great opporon a nice dog and watching a good football game tunity for students to come together with my friends,” sophomore Will Rogich said. and show support for the school. When going to the games, spirit wear is provided for students, parents and fans. At the stand located between the bleachers and food
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It’s a sad day in sports journalism. The HTV special “Ryan Hoppe is burning” has been cancelled. Yes, cancelled. Due to a lack of critical response, the show has been taken off the air. Being a main follower of the eclectic sports guru that is Ryan Hoppe, I propose an official protest outside the HTV studio. Our demand will be at least one Ryan Hoppe appearance per week plus another Ryan Hoppe rap video just for the suffrage.
Although proposition 19 was denied, the prospective for legalization of marijuana in California is possible. I foresee a great migration in the pro sports world. Many professional athletes have been caught and punished being caught with weed. Ricky Williams, Randy Moss, Michael Phelps, Josh Howard, and even former NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have admitted to lighting up every once in a while. If Illinois is known as the state where athletes go to die, then California must be known as the place where athletes go to ‘chill.’
Senior basketball stud Megan Rogowski has had everyone waiting with baited breath. The results are in, the decision has been made; Megan has chosen what school she will be attending next fall. Megan will be taking her talents to DePaul University; I’m guessing the main reason behind her decision is so she can continue to be cheered for by a certain former Orange Crush leader who also goes there.
With the governor election between candidates Bill Brady and Pat Quinn at nearly a dead lock, there is only one clear way to settle this battle; a steel-cage death match. The only way to truly show you care about the people of your state is to get in the ring and box it out. But Brady beware, Pat Quinn has learned a secret weapon from his mentor; the Rod Blagojevich double hair whip.
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That had to be the most boring world series of all time. It took only five games for the San Francisco Giants to close out the dumbfounded Rangers who only scored ten runs in five games. I know it’s great to see the validity of baseball increase with steroid usage on the decline, but it sure was fitting for the ‘year of the pitcher’ to go out on a very soft, dull fizzle.
The Randy Moss reunion experiment is over; four games, thirteen receptions, and only two touchdowns. All it took was some stupid rant in the locker room to get him canned. Forget about the negatives, I like to remember all the positive memories with Randy; like when he rubbed himself all over a goal post or when he admitted to smoking weed every ‘blue moon.’
The swim team has captured the MSL East division title. Swimmers Amanda Petro, Christine Rovani, and Erin Horne combined to take home the trophy. I hope there are no pep rallies in the near future in fear that in the swimming mood our activities director will not only don an orange wig but also a matching Speedo.
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The Culture Cup took place Wednesday night, giving each ethnic club a chance to bring pride to their ethnicity. German, French, Irish, Spanish, and LASO each took part in the Cup. Junior Shadrack D’Orleans participated for the French team. It’s great to see someone take pride in his true heritage. The championship game came down between two sultans, Irish club and LASO. The match featured one goal, one
November 5, 2010
Between the lines
eniors Alexa Stedman, Danielle Perkins and Christine Solans get ready to cover junior Kelsey Haas’s kill against Shaumburg, at the conference championship where they took down the Saxons, in three games on Oct. 21. he season ended early after coming up short during the game against Lake Zurich Tuesday. The team fought hard while taking it to three games. We had an incredible season and I’m sad that it’s over. We played great the whole time and our last game won’t define who we are and how we played,” sophomore Taylor Schill said.
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Senior cross country standout heads to state after placing 22nd at the sectional.
Clohisy sprints towards state She began running in
Shea Anderluh middle school for the cross Abby Fesl country team. “I was good Senior Salena Clohisy has been a dominant runner for the cross country team, appearing at state three times. This year, she will be the only runner representing Hersey at the state meet in Peoria on Saturday. “I’ve been to state three times, so I know what to expect,” Clohisy said. “I’m going to be drinking a lot of water. Also I know to warm up in one pair of socks and change into another for the race.” Clohisy placed 22 at the sectional race with a time of 18:29 in the three mile. She works to be an aggressive runner as it is necessary to come out strong from the beginning point of the race.
at running and I liked it, so I kept going into high school,” Clohisy said. Clearly this was the right decision, and she hopes to go out with a bang for her senior year. To prepare for her state race, she is working to keep up a positive attitude, get proper amounts of sleep and eat healthy foods. The cross country team has also been helping her prepare by practicing with her. “It feels good [to qualify for state], but I wish my team was with me,” Clohisy said. Despite not being able to run with her in the race, fellow teammates plan on attending state as she represents Hersey and brings the team’s winning spirit to Peoria.
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How does the cheering of Orange Crush affect your play during important games? Cheerleading
“It encourages me to do my best and give a better performance.”
Sophomore Quinn Orlandi
“It makes you realize you are still in the game. It is inspiring.”
Junior Andrew Collins
“It gets us pumped up and makes the gave more intense knowing that there are people on your side.”
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“They affected us a lot they got us pumped up and helped us play better.”
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Published on Feb 10, 2011