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8800 W. 85th St. Overland Park, KS September 20, 2013 Vol. 52 - Issue 2

Andre and a community coming together p. 12


News

Who Let the Dogs Out? by jordan johnson

photo (cc): Norman M. Photography

faces in the hall NAME AND GRADE

FAMILY GUY OR THE SIMPSONS?

COKE OR PEPSI?

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HAMBURGERS OR HOTDOGS?

FAV. SEASON?

FAV. SUPERHERO?

Freshman Jessie Parson

The Simpsons

Coke

Hotdogs

Spring

Captain America

Sophomore Steven Prevete

Family Guy

Pepsi

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Summer

Iron Man

Junior Luke Elmore

Yes

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Hamburgers

Fall

Martin Luther King Jr.

Senior Juanyae Stallings

The Boondocks

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Spring

Captain America

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BRIEFS

News SIDE BY SIDE

by andy gottschalk

TED movie bear

Texas Senator

Being forced to move out.

BIGGEST PROBLEM HE’S FACING

HE’S A LIVING TEDDY BEAR.

CLAIM TO FAME

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The Simpsons’ couch has become iconic. Here are some of the longest opening scenes and couch gags in the history of the show.

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Barnes and Noble is doing well. Its e-reader tablet, Nook, is not.

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Repealing Obamacare. First Hispanic U.S. senator from Texas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to remain a nation that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just welcome but that celebrates legal immigrants...â&#x20AC;? The government shutdown

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to accept the fact that my face is going to remind people of Harry because I played that character. If I try to avoid being expressive in that same way, all Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do is stop being expressive... -Daniel Radcliffe, as told to â&#x20AC;&#x153;New York Timesâ&#x20AC;?

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Opinion

contents The Mr. Adamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of our school duke it out.

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We talk to tennis player Abby Banning.

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Is Mileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new album any good? Check out our music review.

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In this issue we have a variety of subjects weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve talked to and about. We cover everything from the tragedy of the death of Andre Maloney, Islam traditions and soccerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bleak student section.

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EDITORS-IN-CHIEF ASSISTANT EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR PHOTO EDITOR WRITERS

CARTOONISTS ADVISER

Andy Gottschalk & Marleah Campbell Brianna Cole Lauren Scobee Sami Jett Betty Thomas Isabelle Frankel Jordan Johnson Max Meyer Brock Burnett

Spence Lassalle Kristin Wells Hannah Lane Gretchen Yearsley Chance Julian Alex Ralston Amy Morgan


Mathnasium of Overland Park 9339 W. 87th St Overland Park, Ks 66212 overlandpark@mathnasium.com 2nd grade - 12th grade

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Sept. 20

Surface

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When did iOs 7 release?

Sept. 10

What is the name of Microsoft’s tablet?

Surface

What do all of the Android OS names have in common?

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The software powering Google’s self-driving car is called Google _________.

I don’t know.

White, pink, green, blue and yellow

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Touch

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What company manufactures Google Glass?

Google?

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I want to say HTC or Motorola, but I’m not sure.

Nadams wins this time by 1!

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A Throw in the Right Direction students competed in an ultimate frisbee tournament to raise money for the tom karlin foundation by max meyer

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How About That Haunt? halloween haunt at worlds of fun is a place of nightmarish creatures and rides that will make you scream your lungs out by hannah lane

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