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May 29, 2009 VOLUME II ISSUE 9 DEXTER HIGH SCHOOL 2200 N. PARKER ROAD DEXTER, MI 48130


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“They’re beautiful,� said sophomore Colin Clegg with a smile. Which for him, is one of the many reasons students buy Jenova shirts. It doesn’t hurt that Clegg is one of the vocalists in the band either. Already popular among the locals, the band has made a large profit off selling the shirt. The shirts made in the Graph X room have been selling like wildfire. The black shirts with Jenova printed on them, also including a funky yellow pattern, cost $12. Sophomore Jim Kelly, a guitarist for the band, says that the response for the shirts has been mostly positive. “Derek Thornton designed them for a reduced fee,� Kelly said. The band had to make early preparations for the Battle of the Bands on May 7. Recent events that occurred at Foggy Bottom caused an uproar among students who attended the mini concert. Many were angered by Jenova being forced to stop playing their set due to audience moshing. Now, ready to avenge that fiasco, Jenova came out strong against its competitors in the May 7 Battle of the Bands and finished a solid third place. The band, labeled Death Metal on their music myspace page, has been a band since November. “We came up with the name Jenova from the Final Fantasy VII game,� Clegg said. Clegg joked that Jenova’s future plans are to share the stage with Bon Jovi. Helping them achieve this goal comes with practice.

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"CPWFDerek Thornton!s Jenova T-shirt design is a common sight around the halls. You can get a T-shirt at Jenova shows or by talking to a band member.

“We’ve been rehearsing steadily two or three times a week since November,� Kelly said. The band’s T-shirts are available at Jenova’s shows or by talking to one of the band members. The shirts come in colors such as black, blue and red. Kelly said, “We plan on making several more shirts. The money goes towards recording and equipment. All money made by the band stays in the band.�

#PZTTQPSU7OFDLT Heather Jackson staff writer

More and more boys such as sophomore Antonio Buzzelli, are wearing V-neck shirts; T-shirts with a V-neck. Buzzelli said he started wearing them because “they are a new alternative to the boring, old T-shirts that everyone wears.� Even though V-necks are more commonly see on girls, Buzzelli said they are completely masculine. He owns three V-necks. “ I actually didn’t buy my first Vneck. My parents bought me one for Christmas a couple years back, and at first I was apprehesive about it, but I found out that I looked good with my current style,� he said. Buzzelli said he does not think that V-necks are too revealing to bother a person, unless that specific person was insecure.

Although Buzzelli had seen other men wearing V-necks, he said this didn’t influence him to buy them. He said he likes to wear them when it starts to get hot outside because they are a little lighter than the average T-shirt. Buzzelli also predicts V-necks probably won’t be so trendy this summer. “But you will definitely sees them everywhere next summer,� he said. V-necks are more worn by the men who seek independent or alternative looks. They come in a wide variety of colors, and while Vnecks can be purchased at Macy’s, American Eagle, H&M and Target, Buzzelli said, “ The only places that sell good ones are Urban Outfitters and American Apparel, really.�

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The Robots and Sumo battle took place May 9 at the Dexter District Library. Rocks and Robots offered a free Teen Workshop on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. During the workshop, the library introduced a few basic programming skills and challenges before they took it to the next level by creating a robot that can defend itself in the Sumo-Ring. A Sumo-Battle was held at the end of the workshop where the Ultimate Sumo Bot was named champion. According to Katie Tilton, from Rocks and Robots, kids should get involved in this activity because kids love to watch things crash into one another. Sumo allows them to create a robot that does that but it also teaches them programming skills and building skills. “The Sumo-Robots are all made using the LEGO Mindstorm NXT robotics kits,� Tilton said. The pieces are similar to the LEGO technic type of LEGO’s. Our robots have sensors; light, sound, ultrasonic and touch which can be used to program a Sumo-Bot to stay in the Sumo Ring and push their opponent out of the ring. It is beneficial because it teaches students that learning is fun and that the curiosity for learning that you have as a child can continue forever.� According to Julie Darling, the Young Adult Services Librarian at the Dexter District Library, it is the first year the Dexter District Library has partnered with Rocks and Robots to do a program. They hope to work with Rocks and Robots to do this or something similar again, sometime in the future. When many students win a challenge, they expect to get something for winning. “We get this question many times from our students.� Tilton said. “Our response is to ask the student who is the champion, how they feel having won. They respond that they feel happy that they won. That is the prize, the feeling of overcoming a challenge.� “As the new Young Adult Librarian at the Dexter District Library, I have been working to create programs that are really interesting and fun for teens to participate in,� Darling said. “I heard about Rocks and Robots doing workshops at another library, and that teens there loved it. I thought that Dexter teens might really enjoy this as well.� There are 30 spaces for students grades 6-12. “ We are expecting between 12-14 teens,� Tilton said. “In addition, I am pretty excited about some other programs coming up for teens in June and July as part of Summer Reading.

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8BMLJOHGPSBDBVTFLast year, a group including high school teachers, Angie and Dewey Scott walked in honor of Angie’s father, Arnie. The group included (back) Angie’s nephew Brady Dresch, sister Nikki Black, mother Jane Black, brother-in-law Dane Dresch, sister Dani Dresch and (front) sons Jordan and Jared. This year the event will be held on June 20-21.

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On a cool summer morning, colorful booths and tents line the edges of Dexter school’s TurkeyTrot tract. This peaceful and quiet time of day brings out devoted walkers from their tents. Among the early morning Relay for Life walkers is high school gym teacher Angie Scott. Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society event that brings together people who have been affected by cancer. “One in three people gets cancer in their lifetime,� Scott said. “It affects everyone at some point in their lives.� For Scott, cancer greatly impacted her life when her dad was diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2006. Her father’s diagnosis inspired her to participate in Dexter’s Relay for Life event. She created a team in honor of her dad, “Arnie’s Army,� the summer after he was diagnosed. In May of 2008 Scott’s dad died from cancer. “After he died, I continued with the team in memory of him,� she said. Scott’s team has been very successful according to event chair Julie Huddleston, “It’s (made up) of mostly family and friends,� she said, “and they raised $3,755 in last year’s relay.� Huddleston has been the event chair for Dexter’s relay for life for three years. She also has her own team who participates in the relay. “I love seeing the whole town come out together. It gives a sense of community,� she said. This year’s relay is June 20-21, and Huddleson said she has high hopes for the outcome of this years event. “The people involved are phenomenal. Everyone has the same goal,� she said. “Our goal for this year’s event is to raise $108,000.� At the end of the relay’s first day, when it’s dark outside, there is a luminary ceremony. At last year’s ceremony Scott was the speaker. “(It) was amazing. It was very moving and really really neat� she said. “People get really reflective.� According to Scott, her dad was known for his networking and had lots of friends, many of whom participated in the Relay. “I like to have those people come back again,� Scott said. “We look at old pictures and remember old stories of him.� Scott knows losing a loved one is a painful experience. “In a way (Relay for Life) has helped me get through the pain,� she said, adding she hopes the stories she shares with other people at the event helps them get through their pain too. “I had time with my dad for 30 years,� Scott said. “Some people lose their friends or family members after only having 15 years with them or less. I feel blessed to have had the time with him that I did.�


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The Soviet Union ends The Word Wide Web available On August 6, 1991, Tim BernersLee releases files describing his idea for the “World Wide Web”

A poll of seniors' favorites concluded that journalism teacher Rod Satterthwaite was the seniors' favorite teacher.

2009

Swine flu scare Pirates attack ships off the coast of Somali Guantanamo closes Economic crisis Craig’s list killer Plane lands in the Hudson River

2008

Barak Obama elected President Tina Fey plays Sarah Palin on SNL Russia invades The Republic of Georgia.

2007

A gunman on the campus of Virginia Tech kills 33 Minneapolis bridge collapses into Mississippi River 500,000 flee wildfires in southern California Baseball rife with drug use

1992

Hurricane Andrew hits Florida Killing 14, it leaves 250,000 people homeless and is one of the costliest hurricanes in history. Mike Tyson found guilty of rape First Black female astronaut, Dr. Mae C. Jemison US/UN humanitarian mission in Somalia I try to stay away from clichés when I write, but I guess we’ll see what happens this time. What I do not want this time of memory and reflection to be is a list of things I will miss, because to tell you the truth, I will not miss much, at least not right away. However, certain things stand out in my mind. These are the things that I had fun with and will remember the most. If you haven’t taken a class with Mrs. Walters and Mrs. Doss, make sure you do. I took two classes with these awesome teachers and I learned all the stuff I ever wanted to know and more. Thanks to them, I now have a huge appreciation for Shakespeare, art and mind-boggling poetry. I must mention newspaper, of course. Working on The Squall staff has been interesting to say the least. I’ve met so many different people and gotten excuses to talk to people I may not have met otherwise, so that’s been great. Layout nights, watching the ridiculous drama unfold on “The Paper”, and staying at school all night last year with the staff were definitely some of the highlights. Satt, I sincerely thank you for providing me with this awesome opportunity. And who can forget the epic Dexter vs. Chelsea basketball game our sophomore year? There is no doubt in my mind, that was the craziest, most exhilarating game in the history of DHS basketball. Whoever was there also knows we deserved the number one student section award hands down. The black sea flooded over that night. And where would I be without my morning Miller-room buddies? Becky, Emily, Janelle, Kristen and Mr. Miller, you guys are awesome. You probably already know that, though. These are just a few of the major things I will take with me. There are others of course, but the best way to do this one is short and sweet, with minimal clichés. Olivia Sheffler

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A poll of seniors favorites concluded that the favorite event/prank of all time was when someone decided to leave a pile of poop in the school’s elevator.

2006

President Bush vetoes a bill which would have expanded the number of stem cell lines available for embryonic research using federal financing. Democrats gain control of both houses of Congress in the midterm elections.

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1993

NAFTA ratified The final episode of “Cheers.” Rescue mission of a helicopter crew in Somalia, otherwise known as “Black Hawk Down.”

1994

Existence of black holes proved. Major league baseball players strike As a result the World Series is canceled. Michael Jackson weds Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie

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Amanda Orr staff writer

As the clock ticked closer to midnight, you could feel the energy in the room building. Friends and acquaintances alike, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends and new friends gathered around the television screen on that cold December night. “Five, four, three, two, one,” we counted together, as chants of “Seniors ‘09” reverberated off the basement walls. It was a new year. It was our year. It’s finally here. We’ve been through ups and the downs. We’ve laughed, cried and tried not to stare at the overly fake-baked freshman girls as they bop past us in the halls like something out of Willy Wonka. We’ve learned a lot, and we’ve laughed a ton. And somehow, through it all, in a few weeks the class of 2009 will say goodbye to Dexter High School. Graduation is just around the corner. Looking back on my years as a Dreadnaught, I am flooded by memories. I remember the day I walked into the front doors for the first time. I remember “story time” gathered together on the floor of Mr. Riethmiller’s classroom as he outlined the Lincoln assassination and threw out “candy questions” (I remember never once having received one of the highly-coveted blue candies thanks to Stevie Zenas). I remember the steamy deuce that was laid in the elevator one year, effectively turning the school into a glorified Port-O-Jon. But through all of these memories, all of the moments that have really stuck with me over the years, one thing remains constant. None of them would have meant anything to me without my friends. As the year comes to a close, I feel overwhelmed looking back on all the memories I’ve made with these people who have meant so much to me. When I think about my friends, I think of long nights spent at bonfires singing along with the car radio; I think of piling into my cousin’s hot tub and watching Alex Bercu pop up from beneath a sombrero; I think of listening to “Guilty Conscience” on repeat the first time I went to Lauren McLaughlin’s house in sixth grade and wanting to die of shame. I think of mud fights, Hubert Cumberdale impressions, Rothbury, starting chants at the Spiderman premier, falling off golf carts, dressing like robots, manpits, Tomato Babies and family dinners. But most of all, as high school comes to an end, I think about how nothing would have been the same without them; without these people who made me laugh and cry and feel guilty and embarrassed and who have made my high school experience so memorable. No matter how much you hope to succeed in school. No matter if your dream is to become a concert pianist or attend an Ivy League College or just post up at the Gazebo in downtown Dexter for the rest of your life, without your friends, high school just isn’t worth the 6:30 wake up call.

2005

The Terry Schiavo case NSA to spy on Americans suspected of being connected to terrorist activity without warrants Former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein goes on trial Hurricane Katrina

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“Here’s the hot sauce,” said Missy, head volunteer of the Robert J. Delonis Center in Ann Arbor. “It’s a favorite. They’ll put it on anything. It doesn’t matter what kind of food we’re having.” I took hold of the shiny plastic handle with my right hand, and with my left, I grasped the lid. I picked up the gallon container of bright orange Tabasco sauce and began to walk out of the kitchen into the cafeteria of the Food Gatherer’s community kitchen in Ann Arbor. As I reached the middle of the room near the condiments table, I lifted my right hand to push my hair out of my eyes. All of the weight went to the lid of the container and in front of a 150 hungry people, I dropped the treasured sauce. A gallon of bright orange, burn-through-plastic Tabasco splattered everything within a 10 foot radius. The previously wash white walls, me, and the ground was covered with burning lava. For a few never-ending seconds that I spent trying to decide if maybe I could blend into the freshly coated wall, there was complete silence. Then the people I had just served lunch rose in unison as if to come help me. Realizing that they were all up, most sat back down. One man in particular, however, grabbed some towels and came over to me. For the next half hour he sat with me, scrubbing the floors and walls. Even after everyone else had left, he stayed at my side sponging the walls until most of the molten orange had disappeared. He joked and laughed next to me until the half-formed tears had vanished. As I walked the few blocks back to my car, I thought about the afternoon. I had come to the Robert J. Delonis Center at the suggestion of my parents and this had been my first day at this particular kitchen. I was there supposed to be volunteering and helping others. That was the point of my job. Nobody asked him to get up and help me, nobody would have noticed if he didn’t. It was pretty awesome of this guy to actually help out someone in need and expect absolutely nothing in return. I learned more in those few hours about the true meaning of serving others than in days of community service.

2004

Summer Olympics take place in Athens, Greece Enormous tsunami devastates Asia; 200,000 killed Massachusetts becomes first state to legalize gay marriages. Democratic National Convention nominates John Kerry for president

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President Clinton admits to affair with Monika Lewinsky. The wrath of Mother Nature 1998 was a severe weather season. 5,000th episode of “The Price is Right.” “Seinfeld” ends Launching of the International Space Station

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As I lace up my maroon-on-white Nike Legend boots, lots of thoughts run through my mind about my regional final game that’s about to start in a few minutes. I take off my warm-up pants and boxer briefs. Then I put on my Under Armour Compression Shorts which I’ve worn for the four games before. They smell pretty bad, but washing them would be a huge mistake because they have brought me good mojo. I put my maroon game shorts over them. My black long-sleeved Under Armour is so tight that it feels like a very thin, light protective shield. My calvary and I are anxiously awaiting the dawning of the battle. My teammates and I can’t wait any longer so we step out of the locker room and begin the short walk to the field: it’s beautiful. This soccer stage is my Grand ‘Ole Opry of music. My Madison Square Garden of basketball. It’s bitter cold on the field. It’s windy, and I have many layers to protect me from the cold, but they don’t really help me. I’ve kept the same warm-up routine because I’m afraid of messing up any mojo I’ve had from the past playoff games. If you are anyone who is anyone, you know what happened at the end of that cold October night. A tie game at the end of regulation turned into two scoreless overtimes, and at the end of the game, we conquered the Birmingham Seaholm Maple Leafs in a shootout. Afraid to make a move, in case it could potentially phase one of our shooters, we were free after the last shot was taken. Like a constricting rubber-band, we were was released. Arms outstretched in the air, laughter, tears, hugs and appraisal were embraced. Any tension there was between players on our team vanished and nothing could put a damper on my grand satisfaction. After all the hoopla of cheers and applause, there was nothing left to do than bask in the glory. I wasn’t playing for a trophy or a title. I played for another day to spend time with my teammates. This year, and more importantly this season, taught me that there is more to sports than just success. The time you get to share with people you truly care for is completely and utterly priceless. I guess deep down we all knew the inevitable, but we didn’t want it to arrive. We took it all the way to the end: Nov. 1, which is all we could ask for and more.

2003

U.S. and Britain launch war against Iraq (March 19) Baghdad falls to U.S. troops (April 9) Space shuttle Columbia explodes, killing all seven astronauts California Gov. Gray Davis ousted in recall vote Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Columbine World Trade Organization protests in Seattle Over 10,000 people protest the WTO in Seattle, shutting down the city and leading to hundreds of arrests. Panama Canal handed back to Panama Hurricane Floyd Y2K Scare World Series The New York Yankees win the World Series for the 25th time, more than any other team in history. Attack of the Boy Bands: Backstreet Boys, N*Sync, O-Town, 98 Degrees all premier

2000

Nasdaq reaches 5048, its all-time high. Beginning of the end of the Internet stock boom Elian Gonzalez returns to Cuba “I love you” virus disrupts computers George W. Bush is elected president over Al Gore in one of the closest elections ever.

2001

Sept. 11 attacks Anthrax scare FBI agent Robert Hannsen is charged spying for Russia for 15 years.

International Criminal Court wins UN ratification; U.S. refuses to ratify President Bush gives his first State of the Union Address He labels Iran, Iraq, and North Korea “an axis of evil” Snipers prey upon DC suburbs, killing 10 and wounding others Bush creates the Department of Homeland Security


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DL: Have you listened to “It’s So Cold in the D” by T-Baby? BK: I don’t wanna listen to any “T-Bagger” song. DL: I think you should go on American Idol. I hear you’re a good singer. BK: No, Rafail is a good singer. DL: Do you sing the “South Park” intro in the shower? BK: No, I don’t sing any “South Park” in the shower. DL: What “South Park” character would you best relate yourself to? BK: Scuzzlebutt or ManBearPig. BK: Put this in there. T-Baby sucks!


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5IJTZFBSTQSJODJQBMCSJOHTDIBOHFT Ryan Yuenger past staff writer

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Dexter High School’s fifth principal in seven years, James Bannan has a long administrative history including positions in the Detroit, Berkley, E. Detroit and Utica school districts. And in only a few weeks, he has begun to more strictly enforce rules dealing with the dress code, vending machines and parking lot among others. There are several new rules and policies that seem to be hot button topics among students including no going out into the parking lot during school hours, no getting food or drink from the vending machines during non-lunch hours, no teacher aides making copies and no shoulder can be showing without a student violating the dress code. Bannan said all of the new or newly enforced rules have good reasons behind them. For example, he said, “Students cannot go out to the car during the school day because they would abuse the privilege. I will allow students to go out to their cars once a year, but that’s it.� But for many students, the real controversial issue comes with the new part of the dress code, which says clothing needs to cover both shoulders. According to Bannan, “We tried to be as fair as we could with the dress code.� Some students, such as junior Katie Daratony seem to think this rule is unfair though. “This rule is completely out of line,� she said. I don’t understand how someone’s shoulders are a violation of the dress code.

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I blinked a few times as I awoke and then sat up. I attempted to recognize where I was, but I couldn’t. It was dark and dirty. Boxes and metal pieces were strewn around this large building. I figured I was in an abandoned building, but the real question was how did I get here? I quickly ran through the events of the previous evening in my head. It began at the Clark station in town. I was sitting in my car, The clock read 4 a.m. , but, of course, it was off by a bit because it stops recording the time when the car is off. It was actually 10: 31 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The time approached midnight, and I knew I should be somewhere so I grabbed my cell and hit up my buddy, Tosh Hall. “Yo man. I heard everyone’s at your house dude ... can I chill there?� “Uh, ya, I dunno, dude. My dad said no more people can come over tonight. He’s real pissed, dude, sorry.� “Aight it’s cool, peace.� “Later.� OK, I was pretty hurt, but I just knew the night would have a good turn out anyway. I called some more people a minute later and none of them could have me over. “Whatever� I thought. “I’m Conor Daining. They should beg to have me over.“ I got out of my car, admired its red stripe, then walked inside the Clark to grab a drink. I was reaching for the door handle when a white van pulled up behind me, halfway on the curb. The door swung open, and my boy Chad Vadge was sitting in the driver’s seat. The inside of the van was blinking quickly with different colors from the back. Chad swung his long hair out of his face and said, “Want some candy? Get in the van. I got all different kinds.� I laughed and figured, “what the hell� and walked around and got in next to Chad. Chad had been sort of a distant friend for awhile. I said “hi� in the halls but never actually talked to him that much. We left the gas station and started heading out of town on Mast Road. I realized

This school seems to try more and more to become a public school with private school rules.� According to Daratony, a person’s shoulders are not, as the student handbook states, “disruptive to the educational process� and don’t “present a safety risk� to our school and therefore should be acceptable. “How sexy can someone’s shoulders really be?� she said. “I’ve never had anyone come up to me and tell me that I had hot shoulders.� However, junior Matt Mabry sees some of the administrative side of this dress code controversy “I think that this rule would be a good rule if it were enforced properly,� he said. School officials shouldn’t make someone cover their shoulders if only an inch or so is showing. Usually shirts that have very thin straps also are quite revealing, which is OK on some people. However, if a student is absolutely revolting, they should be told to put something on.� According to Bannan, most parents fully support the newly enforced dress code. “I have received several letters from parents telling me what a good job I have been doing,� he said. There have been only a few parents who have complained about the newly enforced dress code. Only one parent has gone to the school board to complain.� To students who may deliberately violate the dress code Bannan said, “You don’t have to be in trouble to have fun at school.� He added, “You’ll find that the students run the school, and if the students act appropriately, the school will run quite well.�

by then that the back of the van was empty except for the carpeted floor and a strobe light making the flashing. I chuckled again but didn’t say anything. He didn’t say anything either, but we continued down a dirt road I didn’t know the name of in silence. We got to a fairly big house a long way down the road, and he stopped on the lawn near the front door and told me to get out. I walked up to the front door with Chad leading and found that the door was open. We walked inside to see a pretty girl in the kitchen filling up a few shot glasses with an alcoholic beverage. We walked in the kitchen. She told me her name was Camille Bassfinder, and she offered me a shot glass. My thoughts consisted mostly of “Whoa whoa whoa! I’m not 21. I’m not allowed to drink this. It’s against the law!� I declined on the vodka and asked for a glass of water because I was pretty parched by then. She smirked and started looking for a glass for me. I excused myself and went to the bathroom. I came back and saw the glass of water sitting on the counter, but Camille and Chad were nowhere in sight. I drank the water and started looking around for them. I went down into the basement and found another strobe light causing the entire room to blink and put my movements in Th is is sue’s “Th ro w back� slow motion. page fe at ures th e I was a little annoyed and bored S ep te m be r 20 0 5 issue of Th e S qu because by then it was almost 11, and a ll . Th es e st I hadn’t actually done anything. I fell or ie s a re exac tl y a s th ey were pr onto the couch, suddenly very tired. in te d in th e pa st is sue, er ro rs a I was enjoying the perks of a strobe n d a ll . En jo y. light when my eyelids got heavy and everything went black ...

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