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CONFRONTING RACISM CLOSE TO HOME popular booker student deals with profiling through writing, school support

By Ellen Bausback To students and staff across the Booker High campus, Eddie Hundley is a star on the football team. To his friends, he’s a “friendly guy.” At 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, with long black dreads, Edddie makes his way in and out of classes, where he has good grades, he says, including in the AICE program, and he’s an ambassador and mentor in the College For Every Student program. He’s the model of a successful African American teenager. He says he’s never pictured himself as a violent person. But someone did see him that way in August. That incident has led family, faculty, fellow students, and Eddie himself to ask: Why did he experience racial prejudice so close to his home and school, where tolerance and understanding are emphasized? How often does this happen to other Booker students? And how are these incidents handled here?

Eddie, the pool and the police

About a week before this school year, on Aug. 9, Eddie said, he and two of his teammates left Wawa and went to his community pool, The Pool at Bradford Manor on Grantham Drive. They pulled into the pool at about 5 p.m. “We [were] playing music, and I had the doors open. I had a tank top on and some shorts and some slides. It was casual.” A woman appeared, he said, and began to incessantly circle his car. The woman repeatedly called out to Eddie, “Where are you supposed to be?” and took pictures of his license plate. Confused, Eddie recalls wondering “What do you mean, ‘Where am I supposed to be?’ I live right down the street.” The woman continued to harass Eddie and his friends in this manner until eventually he thought she was gone. “I actually watched her walk away,” Eddie says. Unbeknownst to Eddie, though, this was far from over. According to Eddie’s account, the woman returned soon after, having summoned three Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies to the scene. The officers

rapped on his car window. “I was asked a million and one questions,” Eddie says, “such as ‘what are you doing here?’ and ‘You’re causing a disturbance.’” Eddie did not expect anyone to consider him out of place in his own neighborhood. The officers eventually did leave, but Eddie still was unnerved. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department does not have an official report of the incident in their files, and Community Affairs Director Kaitlyn Perez said that sometimes they do not write reports if there has not been a crime committed or if the incident was routine and nothing came of the officer being called to the scene. She also had no comment on Eddie’s account of the interaction. Three months later, Eddie says, he still does not feel comfortable hanging out in his neighborhood. When asked about the woman and her motives, Eddie says, “She was probably just scared. I mean, I wear dark colors all the time, purple, black, red. I think that draws more attention. I wear jewelry, earrings, I mean I have dreads. I don’t really smile a lot. But I am happy. I guess I just seem violent.”

Back at Booker

Following the incident at his neighborhood pool, Eddie wrote an essay about his experiences for his English class with Ms. Sylvia Whitman. The Booker High School staff were immediately notified of the issue and have been working with Eddie. Principal Dr. Rachel Shelley connected him with people so that he could share his story. Ms. Khea Davis also was instrumental. “She was very adamant in making sure I was OK,” he says, “and making sure I knew my worth and everything. She made sure I didn’t think any less of myself or think I had to mold to a statistic or stereotype.”





Teacher of the Year

The fact that Eddie believed he might seem violent points to a stereotype that black males, and minorities in general, face as racial profiling is an all too common issue. How many other Booker High students are like Eddie? “[Students don’t come to me] as much as you would think,” Ms. Davis says, “but I have had some [students] that have felt like they have been mistreated off campus. Kids saying things like they go into a store and they feel like the person is watching them. “I consider all these kids [Booker students] my babies. To have something like this happen to one of my babies, especially in 2017, is unfortunate.”

Searching for the solution

Though racial prejudice is a prevalent issue off-campus, Booker High faculty share the opinion that things are different on campus. Student Resource Officer Dominic Harris says that in the three years he’s been at Booker High, he can recall two racial issues. “I think Booker is very tolerant and open,” Ms. Davis said. “I don’t see a divide in the students like I’ve seen in other places.” She says she tries to teach her students not to generalize. People may not know why they’re being treated a certain way, and it could be a result of a range of issues on the part of the person doing the mistreating. She wants her students to view people as individuals and to handle them on that basis. “It’s so hard, because you raise your kids to be law-abiding citizens, but how do you prepare them for other people’s issues that have nothing to do with them?” Eddie’s mother, Ronnique MajorHundley, says she has always tried to prepare her son to handle prejudice, but he never faced anything quite as serious before this incident. Major-Hundley is a fifth-grade teacher at Emma E. Booker Elementary School, and encourages conversations about inclusiveness in her own classroom.

Picture of paper Eddie wrote for Ms. Whitman’s class.

“You are who you are when you walk out the door,” she said, “and you can’t base life on judgments.” Despite the barriers that Eddie and other students have faced, Ms. Davis, Ms. Major Hundley, and other members of the “Booker Family” are hopeful. They say the answer lies in listening to others to see how alike we are and treating them the way we want to be treated. Officer Harris added: “If the world was more like Booker High, we would be in a better place.”

Ms. Rebecca Abrahamson celebrates as she’s named the 2017-2018 Booker High teacher of the year. She teaches AICE General Paper and is the VPA Coordiator. Abrahamson is standing between Dr. Rachel Shelley and AICE teacher Chris Hutchinson. Photo by Nick Jones.





Life as anAt Booker exchange student High School By Elvira Paulsson

Booker High has hosted exchange students for many years, with the goal of helping the students learn English and the American culture, according to Registrar Kim Davis.

This year, Booker has four

foreign students, from Germany, Netherlands, Australia and Sweden. I’m the one from Sweden. People here ask how different it is from my country. So to get them answers, I interviewed the other exchange students for these responses:

16 Sweden Junior I can start and say [being an exchange student is] not the easiest thing; it’s not our culture, food, weather or language. Why we come to America is because we want to know if what we see in movies is reality. We want to know how it is to go to a football game with cheerleaders standing on the side, dancing and cheering for their team. We want to know what homecoming and prom is like. We want to know how Booker High School students show their spirit, and we want to be a part of that.

elvira paulsson

16 Netherlands Junior I liked the idea of coming here during the year for experience. The people here are more kind compared to the people at my school back home. It’s also so different from Netherlands; one big thing is the levels here, everyone is mixed together here, and back home the smarter [student] goes in one class and they put the levels like that. The best thing with Booker is my friends and the people.

Adjela VanDen Dongen

Jessica Rice Joy Klepzig

16 Australia Junior

15 Germany Junior

The information about going to a year abroad was on Facebook. It seemed interesting and a good way to get an experience and a different perspective of how the American life is. What is different from Australia is the slang; but else it’s kind of the same except that the school is very easy compared to my home country. The teachers at Booker High really care about you and help if you need help.

I learn English in my home country and in music, movies and on the Internet. … A lot of people talk about America, that they live a more of a social life. That the high school spirit is something you want to experience in your life. That is the reason why I wanted to come here and be a part of that. The people at Booker are really kind to you and treat you like everyone else. They accept the difference.

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A Dancer’s JOurney q & A with a vpa student By Tiffany Wiseman

Name: Katherine Acosta Age: 18 Class: 2018

1. What was your first step to becoming a dancer? I was 3 years old when my mom took me to my first ballet class. I didn’t like it at first. My mom kept pushing me to go, and it soon became a really loved hobby and passion of mine. 2. What is your reasoning for becoming a dancer? I dance because there is no other feeling like it. I dance because the second I step foot on the stage, I feel at home. Because when I’m dancing, every care in the world completely disappears. Dance is my way of expressing myself when words are insufficient. 3. Have you ever danced a solo part in a show? If so, what was the hardest part about the solo? I have been given a good amount of solo opportunities throughout my dance career. For me the hardest part about the solo is making it your own. Adding your own story and personality to it can oftentimes be difficult to do. Another thing that I would say is difficult for me is not getting bored with the movement. When you repeatedly perform the solo in rehearsal, there is a loss of spark to it every time. Keeping that special “spark” is very crucial to a performer. 4. How many hours of work do you put into dance? I dance seven hours a day, six days a week. 5. Are you going to make dancing your main career? If so why or why not? My plan after high school is to go to college and major in dance and minor in Communications. I’m picking dance as my career choice because I believe that dance shapes people, giving them essential skills for all areas of life such as time management, discipline, motivation, persistence and communication skills.

Photos by Elvira Paulsson





district explains cell phone policy Baldwin, a social studies teacher at Booker. “I feel that the cellphone policy is fair.” By Mayra Catalan Students and teachers have a lot of different views on this matter. Cellphones are an everyday part of life; no “I think the cellphone policy can be strict student would leave home without at times,” said Savannah David, a senior one. So to some, it’s tempting to use at Booker. “I don’t think cellphones are a it in a classroom – even where some distraction. I think they are fine to have.” “I THINK THE CELLPHONE POLICY CAN BE STRICT teachers prohibit the devices. “I like to listen to music, it helps keeps me AT TIMES,” SAID SAVANNAH DAVID, A SENIOR AT The school district policy on phones focused,” senior Gianna Paoletti said. is that devices must be turned off BOOKER. “I DON’T THINK CELLPHONES ARE A Mr. Baldwin has a no-phones-out policy in when they are not being used for DISTRACTION. I THINK THEY ARE FINE TO HAVE.” his class and says he doesn’t have a problem educational purposes, except with a too often in his class. teacher’s supervision or permission. Other teachers say that, at certain times, Joe Binswanger, the school cell phones can be a learning tool, as well. But only district’s director of Technology, says that the major policy is to help guide students on the appropriate if the teacher gives the OK – that’s Booker High focus of Booker High is for students to be college times to use their phones for appropriate purposes. School policy, too. Phones can become a great distraction to and career ready and “if we focused on students being ‘career ready’ for this discussion, a major part the student from their primary purpose of being at of that is the proper use of phones at the right time school. “I don’t approve, but generally don’t say in the right way. “If I am inappropriately using my phone anything unless it’s causing a distraction,” said Mr. at the inappropriate time, I could lose my job. It is better to learn that lesson while in school when the consequences are significantly less life-altering.” The intended purpose of the current phone

From left to right: Ashley Millet and Ira Yoder play Kahoot in Digital Design; Jackson Lay takes a picture of the ActivPanel during Creative Writing class; and Star Menard and Leeana Flores participate in an online review game in Digital Design class. Photos by Elvira Paulsson.





Q & A with Singer Franco Ruiz By Tiffany Wiseman

Franco Ruiz, center and classmates singing wikth Mr. Zickafoose. Photo by Jamie Householder.

Name: Franco Ruiz Age: 18 Class of 2018

1. When did you start singing? At about the age of 5. My family always loved to play music out loud at all times, especially when it was time to start doing chores and they needed some sort of motivation to do so 2. Are you going to make singing your main career? Why or why not? While singing is my passion, there is also the fact that obtaining a career in music is quite complicated to do. I believe it’d be easier to major in something else that will provide me with the means to sustain myself first and minor in music to still incorporate it in my life eventually. 3. What genres have you sung? I’ve sang the typical genres such as pop, soul, rock, jazz, etc. However, the one I prefer to sing the most would be alternative rock. 4. Could you name some songs that were your favorite to sing? A current favorite of mine would be “School of Rock”, which was performed by Category 5 and I in the intermission of our last open house. Other than that, I enjoyed the majority of songs we performed with the choral group last year in “Death by Chocolate.” 5. Do you prefer to sing solo or in a group and why? I personally prefer to sing solo when it comes to songs that I have a more personal connection with, where I can add my personal touch to them. 6. Was it difficult to be accepted into VPA chorus? It wasn’t too difficult to be accepted by the VPA chorus. After a year of being in piano, I decided to talk to Ms. Choe about joining the chorus.

students create Snapchat filters By Jamie Householder Students in Ms. Crosby’s Digital Design class created Booker Snapchat filters to represent our school this fall. The filters went live during the first week of school. Asheley Mayes Mayes created the Snapchat filter “We Bleed Purple and Gold,” inspired by her love for Booker High. She said, “I felt excited when Ms. Crosby announced my filter was one of the winners.” Egypt Cornish Cornish created a filter that had a futuristic format with Tornadoes across the very bottom. “I felt surprised when they called my name, I felt lucky to have my filter win.” Robert Mckahan Mckahan created a filter that looks like a baseball theme. He wanted a filter that stands out. He said, “I felt surprised when Ms. Crosby announced my name.”

From left to right: Asheley Mayes, Egypt Cornish and Robert Mckahan. Photos by Micah Crosby.





Dr. Shelley wins state award

Dr. Shelley was announced as the recipient of Florida’s 2017 Principal Achievement Award on April 21, 2017 for her outstanding achievements. How did she feel By Ayleen De La Cruz when her name was called for


Principal of the Year? “I felt shocked and speechless when commissioner Stewart announced me as one of the three finalists for Florida’s Principal of The Year. I thought I wasn’t going to win. I did not prepare for anything.” From left to right: Dr. Rachel Shelley; Dr. Hariett Moore, Shelli Freeland Eddie and Dr. Rachel Shelley.Photo by Ayleen De La Cruz and Michelle Anderson













Our vision is that 100% of Booker High School students will graduate college and career ready and become productive members of the society. No matter where they want to excel, we strive to make sure all of our students have the tools and resources they need to prepare them for tomorrow’s workforce. Of course, none of this would be possible without the generous support from our parents and community. Through Partners to Achieve Classroom Excellence (P.A.C.E.), we are able to generate valuable donations for our students and teachers to supplement instructional materials and any other needs that will enrich and enhance their classrooms. If you wish to support our P.A.C.E. program, please complete the form below to make your TAX-DEDUCIBLE CONTRIBUTION today! Any form of contribution is greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Michelle Anderson at 941.355.2967 or email michelle.anderson Booker High School would like to thank you in advance for your contribution. Please fill-out this form and return to your child’s teacher, front office, or at the volunteer table in the cafeteria. Name: __________________________________________ Email Address: ___________________________________ Contact Phone #: ________________________________ Type of Contribution: ______ General Monetary Donation Amount of $ _____________ ______ Donation of items: case of water bottles, school supplies, gift certificates/cards, etc. Please specify: __________________________ ______ Sponsored meals for students via Monetary Donation of $ ____________ Other ______________________________ Please make your monetary donation to Booker High School.





DUI Demo worth doing again By Jamie Householder Booker High students witnessed firsthand the dangers of drinking and driving during Prom time last school year. In front of Building 1, two mangled vehicles were placed on Orange Avenue on May 18. The Grim Reaper pulled students out of class to play the part of the “victims.” The victims were positioned in the vehicles and made to look as if they were injured. Every student was asked to leave class to watch as Sarasota police officers, the Fire Department, and EMS all responded and acted as if they were rescuing the victims. A hearse was brought from Toale Brothers to transport a victim who had been “killed.” The goal of the program, “Every 15 Minutes,” was to influence students to think about the impact drinking can have on driving and how it affects family and friends. In 2015, according to the Florida Department Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, alcohol had been suspected in 16,400 crashes. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every 1 in 3 accidents in the United States involves a drunk driver. And at Booker, Prom was two days after the demonstration. Here are the real questions: Did Booker only do this DUI demonstration because of Prom? Did it make a difference? Was it worth the time out of class? In a Suncoast Network News video, Booker student Andrew Berg said: “One of my good friends was involved in a car accident leaving a party drunk and he got 3rd degree burns all over his body and his life was changed forever.” Berg wasn’t the only student who was mindful of the demonstration. “We do believe the mock DUI crash helped make a different in the lives of students based on comments made to teachers and officers after the event.” said Genevieve Judge of the Sarasota Police Department. Last year was the first time Booker hosted a DUI demonstration, according to Assistant Principal Darby Larkin. The Sarasota

Police Department mentioned the idea to Booker administration, and Booker had to pay only for a professional make-up artist, at $50. The Police Department paid for the rest through the officers’ normal wages. Originally, I thought that Booker did this because of Prom, and that staff may not understand this could happen at any point in time. But I was wrong, and if the police department hadn’t come up with it, we might not have even seen the demonstration -- and students may not have thought twice about drinking and driving. So we thank the Police Department and the staff of Booker High School for allowing students to see what could have happened to anyone on Prom night, or any night for that matter. Ms. Larkin said the staff is considering having the demonstration again. We should.

Students participate in the Mock DUI. Photos by the Sarasota Police Department.






Summer Adventures

Whether it’s a picture of you or of a building, your summer vacation photos are interesting because they’re usually taken someplace that’s different from what we have here. We asked Booker High students to share their summer vacation photos with us.

Lexi Corbeil in Canada.

Baptiste Deshayes in Times Square in New York City.

Haley Burton in North Carolina.

Bella Newell at Clearwater Beach.

Jackson Lay at Universal in Orlando, FL.

Joy Klepzig in New York City.

Seth Morano in Japan.





students discuss school lunches By Tiffany Wiseman When sitting in the Booker High lunch room, you see many students eating the cafeteria’s food … but you also hear the grumble of student complaints about the school lunches. Do students really dislike the lunches and eat them because it’s the only food they have to eat? Or are many just griping and actually like the food? To find out, we surveyed 31 students (the survey had a confidence level of 95 percent, with a margin of error of +/- 17.3 percent). We found that even though many complained about the school lunches, all 31 students we surveyed said yes they had gotten the lunch at least a couple of times this year. Five of the 31 stopped eating it after that. The other 26 regularly eat the lunch. That represents 84 percent of the school. Kahlyn Washington, class of 2020, regularly eats the lunch but said of the food: “It’s worse than jail food and it tastes nasty.” When asked, 25 out of the 31 said they threw away most of the food. The other 6 students said they threw away almost none of the lunch. Six students picked chicken as their favorite food at Booker, five students picked nachos, four picked tacos, and four said chicken nuggets. According to Mr. Michael Stroud, food service manager, 500-600 of the 1,228 students eat lunch from the Booker High cafeteria each day. A menu committee of staff members comes up with the food choices and forwards that to “IT’S WORSE the kitchen. THAN JAIL FOOD Dayan Ricardo, class of 2019, was concerned about the quality of the food: AND IT TASTES “It makes my stomach hurt and it tastes NASTY.” and feels raw.” Mr. Stroud said he wasn’t surprised by the complaints, and he understands a lot of the complaints were about the press-down chicken tenders, which were newer. There were a lot of complaints from the staff, too. County officials inspect the school lunches and cafeteria three times a year to check for cleanliness of the area where the food is made, as well as the quality of the food based on the temperatures and how the meat is cooked. The county also inspects the plumbing and sewage of the cafeteria. During each of the past three inspections, the county didn’t find any violations. Reporter Olivia Wallenstein contributed to this report.


From top to bottom: Loretta Johnson serves a student during 5th period lunch; Barbara Murello.





Substitutes switched out

Expectations, experience lead to changes By Mayra Catalan With Booker High’s number of teachers, every day there is a good chance you’re going to end up with a substitute teacher in a class. Sometimes, students are happy about that. But sometimes, it doesn’t go well. Recently, two long-term subs at Booker High were taken out of those positions. Booker High has a mix of long-term subs and regular daily subs who fill in while a teacher is out. Just like regular teachers, subs are required to follow a set of rules that are enforced on school campus. Subs are trained at the district offices at the Landings. The subs learn about behavior management, classroom management, and they’re expected to come with a certain level of experience: a bachelor’s degree is required. According to Dr. Rachel Shelley, “Our teachers are expected to leave sub plans and when they leave sub plans, the substitutes are expected to adhere to Ms. Peterson teaches as a substitue for Ms. Yerkes. that.” Photo by Elvira Paulsson. Some students, like senior Gianna Paoletti, enjoy taken off the list for all schools having and are no longer allowed to sub “THE SUBSTITUTES ARE EXPECTED subs anymore. TO ADHERE TO THAT, SO UNLESS because Long-term ELA sub Ms. “they’re TEACHERS OR STUDENTS SHARE WITH Linda Hustedt was new to Booker not strict High this fall. US WHAT’S GOING ON, WE DON’T and “Sometimes, it’s not a good you can fit, it’s not a good fit for them or it ALWAYS KNOW,” basically may not be a good fit for Booker do what you want.” High School,” Dr. Shelley said, “With Ms. Hustedt, it Other students? Not so much. just wasn’t a good fit for her and it wasn’t a good fit for “I don’t like having a substitute teacher,” senior Linda Booker High School and she is no longer subbing here.” Lia De Camps Disla said. “To be honest, they don’t give Long-term sub Mr. James Ensley also no longer us class, they only tell us to do something and don’t do is a long-term sub at Booker, but his is a different story. anything,” “Mr. Ensley, by nature, he is a very good Social The expectations for substitutes is that they Studies teacher, and he wanted to teach social studies,” should not be on their phones within a class period and Dr. Shelley said. “And he was in our math position, and should be giving instruction. Substitutes are paid to he realized that Social Studies was a better fit for him.” assist and provide learning instruction. The same goes Mr. Ensley still comes to campus at times to be a daily for long-term subs. sub. “The substitutes are expected to adhere This leaves three long-term subs currently on to that, so unless teachers or students share with us campus: Ms. Lindsey Lindgren, Mr. Dumaka Atkins and what’s going on, we don’t always know,” Dr. Shelley Dr. Gloria Armstrong. said. Some students have these subs as teachers, When substitutes don’t meet certain including Jennifer De la Cruz. “Dr. Armstrong, she talks a expectations and are considered ineffective, they are lot, but we learn. We learn a lot of things with her.”

best car on campus? Science teacher Brian Julian drives what’s considered the best-looking car at BHS. He says his yellow Corvette has a holographic speedometer and can max out at 175 miles per hour. How much was the car? More than $18,000 after engine repairs. Photo by Elvira Paulsson.





best and worst traffic routes to school By Tiffany Wiseman No one likes to be late to school. Being late can be a problem for any student – especially when it turns into an unexcused tardy. So it helps to avoid traffic on the way in. To help you with that, we used Google Maps to study the traffic near Booker High using different routes for seven days in October. We looked at traffic at 7 a.m. each of those mornings. We found that traffic backs up going westbound on Myrtle Street to turn into the parking lots for students and employees. Occasionally, traffic backs up on eastbound Myrtle near the intersection with Orange Avenue. Traffic also backed up going northbound on Orange to turn into the parent loop in front of Building 1. The best route to take to school to avoid tardies is east on Myrtle toward the student lots (coming from U.S. 41) or a student can go east on Myrtle to turn south on Orange to come into the parent loop in front of Building 1. Another way to avoid traffic is to wake up earlier to beat the traffic. If you can’t, make sure to check the traffic on an app or online before going to school.

Above are the Google Maps views of the various routes students can take to school. We looked at traffic at 7 a.m. during seven school days in the fall. Red indicates very slow traffic, orange is medium, and green is no delays.

From top to bottom, counter clockwise: Highway 301 at 7 a.m.; Highway 301 turning on to Myrtle Street at 7 a.m.; and Orange Avenue at 7 a.m. Photos by Elvira Paulsson.





Graphic by Lori Burton

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Clubs at Booker High

Booker High offers every student a chance to have extracurricular experiences, including 18 different clubs. Some of the clubs, such as CFES, have been around for more than 12 years, and some of the clubs are nearly new, such as the Students First Club, which is a couple of years old. Here is what you need to know to get involved. Students should contact the advisors for more information about the clubs and where and when they meet. Club


Time and Place

Work in Progress (WIP)

Mr. Kelley

Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30-3:30

Students First Club

Mr. Baldwin

Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 in Room 4-105

Co-Existence/Embracing our Difference

Ms. Foreman

Fridays at 2:30-3:30, 4-228

Ballroom Dancing

Ms. Clarkson

Thursday, 2:30-3:30, Near Room 4-201

Key Club

Ms. Clarkson

2:30-3:30 Tuesdays in Room 4-231

CFES (College For Every Student)

Mr. Andrews

Room 1-118

Anime Club

Mr. Camphire

Fridays 2:30-3:30

The Environment Club

Ms. Ray

Monday, 3:15-4:00 (depends on when the club finishes working)

TSA (Technology Student Association)

Ms. McCrea

Tuesdays 2:30-3:30

German Club

Ms. Hoover

Meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month

Smash Bros Club

Dr. Taylor

Every Monday or Wednesday 2:30-3:30

Interact Club

Mr. Speciner

2nd & 4th Wednesdays 2:30 Room 4-113

National Honor Society

Mr. Speciner

1st and 3rd Wednesdays. 2:30-3:30, Room 4-113

Moot court

Ms. Swanson

Starts in February

Mock court

Ms. Swanson

Starts in February


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DOWN 1 Pretty girl gets some food 2 Animal found in sea location 3 Fat little Edward is biased 4 The First Lady touring Oklahoma will awaken memories 5 The thresholds of delights 7 Heartless robbers go off with a pet. The villains! 8 Below, below, below 11 Managed to get clergyman in dead awkward situation 13 They are seeking work after demolition of aspic plant 14 Steam railway takes on head of Rail track to improve efficiency 16 To perform in a different key, one’s parts must be arranged 21 Went on horseback round cowboy show 22 Junk mail from the capital 23 Nothing but a lake

ACROSS 1 Came across a record concerning journalist 6 Language of old city belonging to the French 9 They’ll get wrongly blamed for heading off escape by animals 10 There’s potato in Mum’s pudding 12 Style of cooking providing contrasts 15 Country-loving Irishman in charge of containing disturbance 17 Giving note to terrorists makes one angry 18 One who latches on to another is a sucker 19 Sailor’s intent perhaps is to be selfrestrained 20 A comment sure upset in due proportion 24 Man told to get on his knees? 25 Boundary rope may produce such a decision 26 E.g. dogs returning from walk 27 Not quite one’s best friend on the ship

Comics by Mackenzie Buretz.

Tornado Tribune Staff

Back row:: Jamie Householder, Editor in Chief, Olivia Wallenstein Managing Editor, Mayra Catalan, Front Elvira Paulsson, Photo Editor and Tiffany Wiseman, Feature Editor. Newspaper Advisor: Mr. Timpe, Layout Advisor: Ms. Crosby

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