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TEMESCAL

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THE OLYMPIAN Health students miss class for health seminar

Under “Prior

Have you ever thought about what happens to your body and life if you do drugs? On October 17th Dr. Bill Beachum

the

Sea

to the dance I was

pictures for my family. I think my dad almost cried. Though the highlight of the dance was being able to cut loose and

the

dance”

drugs.

Homecoming

doing my hair and makeup and taking

came and spoke to all health classes about of

of

By: Arielle Tripp

By: Sarah Appleby

effects

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(senior

Kimberly

Correa).

In an easy to follow fashion,

The Homecoming dance took

Beachum discussed how smoking marijuana

place October 13 inside of the big gym. In

creates a film around the receptors in your

correlation

brain, clogging your higher level thinking. An

homecoming game floats, the dance was

interesting fact that I did not know was the

themed “Under the Sea.” The gym was

half-life of marijuana is 5-7 days but it takes

decked with sea shells, paper fish, bubbles

months for it to completely clear from your

and two projections of the movie Nemo.

system. CONTINUE READING ON PAGE 04

to

the

themes

of

the

In addition, black clothes and blue lights decorated the entrance, which

Obama in

and His Town

Win Hall

according to senior Taylor Scherer, made and something surprising was behind the curtains.”

By: Sarah Snyder

PHOTO/ Titans are dancing it up at Homecoming Dance.

her at first feel as though she had “entered a haunted house As tradition, the Homecoming king and queen were crowned during the dance. Literally breaking up the

dance floor, they were applauded and presented with their crowns again. CONTINUE READING ON PAGE 02

Titan Varsity football trail Titan GSA does Ally Week 24-7 behind Heritage By: Jonathan Gurrola How does one come to thank

By: Trever Biddle Heritage, ranked ninth in the Inland area, stays on course and beats

PHOTO/ Romney and Obama at the town hall debate. President Obama was eager to make up for his lacking performance with Governor Romney Tuesday night at the Hofstra University debate in Hempstead, N.Y. Instead of the lifeless politician, as in the first debate, he acted as the president he is and took

control. The President strove not to repeat

his horrible night of the first debate, which even he called as an off-night. Tuesday night, though, the president was in command. He reinvigorated his own campaign by delivering the best debate performance of his political career. Governor Romney was good, don’t get me wrong, but he just couldn’t compete with the President, and most of the time, looked quite rattled. CONTINUE READING ON PAGE 04

INDEX Student Life 02 Academics 02

Temescal Canyon as predicted. What was remarkable about the game was the number of

turnovers

due

to

people who support the equality of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) students at Temescal? Temescal’s very own GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Club held what is known around

nation

as

Ally

Week.

According to the Gay Straight

The game started with neither

Education Network, it’s a week “for students

team scoring during the first quarter of the

to identify, support and celebrate allies

game. Heritage remedied this quickly in the

against anti-LGBT language, bullying or

second quarter, scoring with 10::38 left. But

harassment

the #5 Dawson Linderman returned the

national event is usually ran by students

favor with a touchdown with 7::38 left on the

during

clock.

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Titan GSA does Ally Week

Pledge To Be An ALLY.” Students quickly huddled

By: Jonathan Gurrola

around the table with interest, and chose whether to sign the pledge. I was able to ask GSA Vice-President Sofia Johnston why she thought it was important for GSA to have celebrated Ally Week? “As a GSA we need to show the school that we are making a change towards equality for everyone and that it’s okay to support gay rights;

PHOTO/ Representatives of the Gay Straight Education Network standing in an Ally Week campaign image. The image was used around the nation to publicize the event.

that

supporting

doesn't

make

you

gay.”

Under the Sea of Homecoming By: Arielle Tripp Continued from front page | This year’s king and queen are Devante Kirkpatrick and Letishia Zuniga. Both of which are highly enthusiastic, energetic and

a DJ, indoor game activities and an outdoor eating area. The music was enjoyable and easy to dance to. And despite the dance floor getting rather warm as the night progressed, it was an excellent dance, great theme, appropriate behavior, and a good time.

active within the student body through a variety of activities ranging from basketball to

Continued from front page | The

drama. The approximate 198

GSA Club held a week long pledging table during

students who attended the

lunch. Where the club had made a poster with “I

dance were accommodated with

ACADEMICS Las Vegas, Spotlight’s On You By: Mackenzie Vaughn

SAT dates coming up soon, are

you

ready?

By: Sarah El-Mahmoud On October 20, many Juniors gave up their valuable Saturday morning and came to school at 7:45 a.m. to take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). Now that they have taken the first step, it’s time to get ready for the

PHOTO/ The Lied Library has the capacity to store 1.8 million volumes and occupies 300,000 square feet in five stories, it has 2,500 study spaces. University of Nevada: Las Vegas is ranked 12th most popular college in the country. Aside the it

from

being

nation's is

a

in

biggest great

one

party

college

of cities,

to

attend.

If you aren’t quite sure what you want to major in, don’t worry. UNLV has a great selection of different subjects you can major in. They range from nursing, to marriage and family therapy, to geoscience, and many more. The most popular majors are

SAT. The SAT, if you don’t know, is a standardized

test used for college admissions in the United States. It is intended to show how ready students are ready for college. The test takes three hours

3. Since it’s so close, the fee is $77, and the

and 45 minutes to complete and costs $50. If you

deadline to register is as late as October 22. Other

are college bound, taking the SAT or ACT is

test dates coming up are on December 1 and

required

January

and

all

college

freshman.

sports teams. From water polo to table tennis, rugby to diving, you are sure to find one of your favorite sports. And if you’re into rodeo, they have their

own

rodeo

team!

The SAT is important for your future and I

should be aiming for when taking the SAT. The

hope you decide to take it. If you are a Junior you

highest possible score you can get on the test is a

have an early start, you can start preparing today

2400. However, getting anything above a 1100 is

so you can get the best score possible, and so you

an acceptable score. The national average of SAT

have more choices when applying for colleges. If

scores is a 1500. Each college has a different score

you are a senior, there is still time, don’t forget to

range that they will take depending on its

register

There are various ways to get ready for the SAT besides the PSAT. I would suggest going on to sat.collegeboard.org for practice questions. Also, iPhone users should look for the SAT Question of the Day app which is a good way to practice for the SAT every single day.

UNLV offers certificate, doctoral, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. The average age of students attending the school is 22 to 23, with 56% of the students being women, and 44% men. The student to faculty ratio is 22:1. While the majority of students attending live in state, 14% live out of state. The University of Nevada: Las Vegas is not only

a but

a

great great

school

to

attend.

26.

You might wonder what kind of score you

marketing.

The university also offers a bunch of different

school,

for

standards. business

PHOTO/ Students usually buy a SAT study guide, like the one above, to help them prepare for the test.

If you just can’t wait to the SAT and get it over with, there is an upcoming test date on November

soon!


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Titans

trail

24-7

behind

Golf Titans won SBL

Heritage

By: Sarah Appplyby

By: Marianna Fontana Last week the Temescal Canyon’s Girl Varsity Golf Team played at Summerly. The match was crucial to decide the top four girls that would go to CIF and the TC sophomore Baylee Barckley made it, coming in first position. Monday 15th October was the first day of SBL preliminary. At Summerly Temescal Canyon, Lakeside, Heritage, and Elsinore High School brought 25 girls. Temescal brought

PHOTO/ Heritage and Temescal preparing for the play. Continued from front page |

PHOTO/ Taylor Connor

six athletes and they

That was when the first of four played 18 holes course. The first 13th of them passed on the

interceptions occurred, with Marcus Kirkpartrick getting an interception for second day. Four were from Temescal: Sarah Appleby and Temescal. Soon after Heritage received the first of their interceptions, scoring Caylie Taylor, junior Taylor Connor and sophomore Baylee a touchdown on the same offensive drive with 3:57 left in the quarter.

Barckley.

54 seconds after the start of the third quarter Heritage made what

The second day, Tuesday 16th they played the all-

would be their final touchdown of the game, but not the last of their scoring. league. Until the end there was a tie for the first place, but Heritage proceeded to get a field goal, ending the point gain for the rest of Baylee broke it with a 20 feet pat and won the match. Besides the

game.

Baylee three girls from Elsinore are going to CIF.

The third quarter finished with Heritage getting a second

The athletes of the team described the course as

interception, though the offensive drive failed. The fourth quarter was long and difficult because of the hills on the sides, but relatively uneventful, with no points being scored, but Heritage managed to straightforward and well-known to them, because they get

a

third

interception,

an

unusually

high

amount.

played there several times. They are also proud of their ended season, in which they collected 12 victories out of 14

EDITORIALS

matches.

MOVIE REVIEW// That’s not Hermione “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Kevin”), and Emma Watson (“Harry

YouTube, over 295 million times also

absurdity

Potter”). Logan Lerman portrays the

making it the most watched K-Pop

unbeknownst but what is sure is that

awkward and shy freshman, Charlie,

video

it is definitely the trending video for

By: Sofia Johnston

performance as Sam’s gay step brother,

audience

with

his

stunning

Let’s face it, high school is

many

your best friend has recently commit suicide, add the guilt of a family

people The

worldwide?

dancing

may

be

a

The most astonishing performance was

leading cause for the stardom of the

Emma Watson as Sam, Charlie’s love

music video. The dance moves are

interest and Patrick’s step sister. Sam is

easily replicable and are quite enjoyable

no Hermione Granger, but Watson,

to

enact.

donning a flawless American accent,

As Psy told Ellen DeGeneres

nails the role; proving that franchises

and Brittany Spears, “the mindset of

do

this dance is ‘Dress classy and dance

not

ruin

actors.

Overall, this movie is a definitely a

cheesy’”

must see, especially if you read the

winning

book.

entertainment.

Gangnam Style is American’s Style

don’t have to understand the lyrics to

no fun, especially if you’re going into freshman year with no friends and

history.

video has captured the attention of so

Patrick.

PHOTO/ Emma Wtson, Logan Lerman, and Ezra Miller in movie poster, feature in the UK.

YouTube

What about the song and

and Ezra Miller captures the hearts of the

in

which

seems

combo

to

in

be

the

American

The song proves that we

By: Alyssa Casey

fall in love with the song. With the catchy,

upbeat,

let-me-dance

mood,

member’s death and you have “The

Continued from front page|

people all over are moving to the beat

Perks

The

and even trying to sing along.

of

Being

a

Wallflower.”

genre

of

“Gangnam

Stephen Chbosky’s vibrant

Style” is K-Pop which means Korean

“Gangnam Style” has even

characters come to life in this brilliant

pop music coming specifically from

blown the minds of people who don’t

film, with actors like Logan Lerman

South

like pop at all with its uniqueness and

(“Percy Jackson and the Olympians”), Ezra Miller (“We Need to Talk about

Korea. As of September 27, this K-

Pop spectacular has been viewed, on

comedic

qualities. Whether we laugh at the

or

at

Psy

himself

is

the month and possible the rest of the year.


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EDITORIALS Obama and His Win in Town Hall By: Sarah Snyder

course, I have no doubt that President Obama won this round by a landslide. The two candidates scraped over many different topics from education to tax cuts to energy costs. One of the most interesting topics though, was exchange over the terrorist attacks in Libya. Romney

secured his own knock out in the end from the President by mentioning the 47% issue shows that he just wasn’t in

Continued from front page | Of

Governor

league in this debate. The fact that he

challenged

the

the

right

state

of

mind.

If you are still somehow an undecided voter looking for the next chance to determine who you want to vote for, and I strongly suggest Obama, then you should tune in on the third and last Presidential debate that is going to be held on Monday, October 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, focusing on foreign policy.

Health students miss class for health seminar By: Trever Biddle Continued from front page | Brianne Harrison, a senior at Temescal Canyon, shared that the most shocking part of the presentation was the story that Nathan told. Nathan was a 16 year old who started doing drugs at 14 and now thanks to The Phoenix House has been clean for two months. In his story he said that his abusive father witnessed

President's assertion when he stated that

Nathan being run over by a car and only

it was an “act of terror” the day after the

walked

incident

away. The other speaker was a 17

occurred.

Obama was effective in answering Mr.

year old girl named Jackie. She spoke out

Romney’s criticism, and stated, “was

of her experiences with alcohol and

offensive. We don’t do that.” Romney was

drugs. She too was sent to the Phoenix

effectively proven wrong by moderator

House and has now been clean for a

Candy Crowley when she agreed with

year. It is no coincidence that this

Obama and supported him by stating that his

claim

was

correct.

The truth is, Romney was out of his

TCHS

seminar coincides with Red Ribbon week at

all

the

elementary

schools.

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