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New principals, New student resource officer, New office, Mississippi River Bridge collapsing, Morning devotionals and Eagle 97.3


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Bottled water staff editorial, Facebook vs. MySpace and Hallway etiquette

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Trojan Staff 2007 - 2008 Editors-in-Chief Carol Beth Jones Anna Robertson Assistant Editor Sarah Anne Edwards Staff Allyson Agee Anna Claire Bradshaw Will Bumpas Hannah Chapman Amber Donaldson Jeffrey Dycus Adam Ford Andrew Ford Jaylin Gardner David Grueser Catherine Hamilton Alex Jacobi Madison Johnson Kristen Kerr William Lay James Northcutt Cole Smith Sydnee Stafford Brooke Stegeman Johnnie Mack Stephens Katie Taylor Kaitlyn Turney Mandy Yates Business Manager Shelley Lemon Video Yearbook Editors James Guttery Erin Naifeh


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Advisors Suzanne Edwards Nancy Speck Trojan Torch Dyersburg High School 125 Hwy. 51 By-Pass Dyersburg, TN 38024 Trojan


New principals join administrative staff

S Photo by Carol Beth Jones

Staying Safe: Senior Rebecca Riddick and Officer Deanne Mosley have a conversation about school safety during lunch.

Officer Mosley ensuring safety of students


s most students already know, Officer Deanne Mosley is the new student resource officer. Mosley had previously patrolled the streets. She has been involved in law enforcement for four years, and she has worked at the state penitentiary for three years. Mosley intends to keep all students safe, and she has some goals in mind for the school. “I’m going to be trying to implement a criminal justice club. I don’t know if we will get it going this year or next year,” Mosley said. One obstacle that Mosley faces is the protection of her belt and being in an environment where people can walk behind her. “Everything that is on my belt I have to protect, and not just to protect me but protect the other students.” When Mosley arrives at school, she watches the parking lot and the buses in the mornings and afternoons. She also stays in the cafeteria during all three lunch shifts. When she is not doing that, she is walking the halls or being a counselor to one of the students. “I counsel with different students Trojan


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when they have issues going on. We try to deal with it before it escalates into something physical,” Mosley said. “I like the feeling I can make a difference in some of these kids’ lives before they become the adults that I’ve had to deal with on the streets,” Mosley said. Mosley is also having to get use to the setting of being in a school instead of out as a patrolman. “It’s a major difference. I’m use to actively being involved and making frequent arrests,” Mosley said. Mosley is married with three children. She has a twelve-year-old daughter, an eight-year-old son and a sixteen-month-old son. Mosley also enjoys playing basketball and softball, which she does not get to do very often. “My hobby now is running my kids to basketball and things like that,” Mosley said. “The main reason I took the job is because it gives me the opportunity to dig deeper and find out what is actually going on with the kids. If I could just help one kid then I feel like I’ve done my job,” Mosley said.

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ince June 2007, new administrative leaders have taken the helm of our school. Jon Frye and Mickey Mahon are the two new leaders. Jon Frye has taken the position of the junior and senior principal, and Mickey Mahon has taken the position of the main principal. Both are veterans of Dyersburg High School. Jon Frye has been in education for 21 years. “I got into education to coach football,” Frye said. Before Frye came to Dyersburg High School, he taught at JCM for 4 years and Jackson South Side for 6 years and was the principal at McKenzie Junior High School for 2 years. “The schools were a different setting from Dyersburg. South Side had a block schedule which is different,” Frye said. Frye taught math and physics and coached football, basketball and tennis. One of his hobbies is racing. “My family has their own drag races,” Frye said. One of Frye’s goals he wishes to achieve while at

Dyersburg is to increase the graduation rate. “A person has to learn to enforce disciplinary rules in a positive way where students can learn. I believe everyone has a chance,” Frye said. Mickey Mahon has been in education for 40 years. “I was the boys’ basketball coach for 11 years and a vice-principal for the middle school for 13 years,” Mahon said. One of Mahon’s concerns for education is that there is no control over the economy in schools. “Dyersburg Fabrics and other factories used to give the athletic teams free jerseys and now those factories don’t do that because the economy has changed,” Mahon said. Mahon’s goal for next year is to make the school a better school and to raise the graduation rate. He would like to see more progress for all levels of learning. “Schools should have a safe atmosphere so each student can reach his or her potential,” Mahon said.

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Photo by Erin Naifeh

Working Hard: New principal Mickey Mahon sorts out school issues at his desk.

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New office brings better security Eagle 97.3 hits radio New country music station to provide information, community support Photo by Shelley Lemon

Home Sweet Office: The new main office brings an ambiance of creativity, hominess and security to update the building.


emember last year, all the noisy construction interruptions-- the ones that forced you to take your math test next Monday? Well, those interruptions have evolved into the new office. The new office was completed in mid-July, but there are still some ongoing decorating renovations. “The new office is very well furnished. It offers a sense of friendliness towards parents when they visit the school,” sophomore Elizabeth Fransen said. The school needed the updated office for many reasons. The main reason for the construction was for security purposes. Visitors and students coming into school during the day are forced to enter the school via a front door that goes only to the office. This ensures more security for the whole school because visitors must go through the new office before entering the school. The inviting atmosphere is also a warm way to welcome school visitors. “The new office is really nice. It is bright and inviting and makes the school a more secure place,” social studies teacher Jeff Golson said. The new office is made up of the bookkeeping room, a reception area


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and offices for principal Terry Glover and his secretary, and principal Mickey Mahon. “I think the new office looks nice. I think it is better that way than being over-crowded in one office,” junior Khiry Lurks said. Benefits of the new office include more room for bookkeeping, easier filing, and newer equipment. Recent renovations added a new office for the students and new rooms for art and drama. The old guidance office will soon be the new student office. Willie Cole, Jenny Fox, Kacee Real and Deanne Mosley will be in this office. The old student office will be the new guidance office. It will include Peggy Walker, Jan Holder and Nick Parker. Forcum Lannom and Sam Miles were the designers. Forcum Lannom was the contractor. Mr. Miles and a teacher committee picked the colors of the new office and secretary Athena Kanable decorated. “One word, WOW! The new office is amazing. It really helps refine the school and makes it look like a school of excellence should,” senior Cole Dickerson said.


oday’s country and your alltime favorites.” Does this sound like something one may be interested in? Listeners that like heritage country music may enjoy Eagle 97.3. Eagle 97.3 is the newly broadcasted radio station with a 45 mile coverage reaching Obion, Dyer and Lake County. The targeted audience of the radio station is adults ranging from ages 25 to 54. Getting the radio station up and running was about a year-anda-half process. From Alan Jackson to George Straight, the radio station is going for a less generic approach to country music. 90’s country is the music that will most frequently be played on Eagle 97.3. “We want to diversify from playing just the top ten country music songs,” Natalie Burks said. “When you hear a song on our station, we want you to be able to sing along with it,” Burks said. “We don’t want to give

people any reason to change stations,” Burks said. Three of the major figures in getting Eagle 97.3 started were Roger Vestal, Eddie Burks and Charles Maxey. “As for our goals for the radio station, our number one priority is that we are here to help,” Burks said. The radio station’s main purpose is to provide information and support to the community and promote unity throughout the community. Lots of hard work and hours of training went into getting the radio station started. The radio station involves training on the technical and engineering side as well as the administrative side. Eagle 97.3 is going to broadcast Dyersburg Trojan football games as well as the Lake County football games. Charles Dawson is to be the voice of the Trojans. The radio station is going to broadcast every football game, home or away. “I think everyone is really excited about being more involved with DHS,” Burks said. “All of us have really seen this as an adventure, and I hope it continues to be an adventure,” Burks said.

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Minnesota bridge collapse causes local concern

Photo courtesy of John A. Weeks III

Bridge Collapse: Many students are concerned with the safety and structure of the Mississippi Bridge after the disturbing collapse of the bridge in Minnesota. This left people alarmed and made others more aware of their surroundings for the safety of themselves and others.


n August 1, 2007, citizens of Minnesota experienced the horror of the collapse of the bridge on which they were travelling. There have been 13 confirmed deaths so far by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office. The U.S. Government has pledged $250 million to help rebuild the I-35W bridge that fell in Minnesota. They have also given $5 million to help pay for the removal of bridge debris. Some people question whether or not public funds should be used. “Yes, because they (authorities) were warned it wasn’t stable before it broke,” sophomore Megan Ferguson said. This tragedy has caused many residents of Dyersburg to fear having to travel on their own I-155 bridge across the Mississippi River. “I would be extremely afraid to drive over the Caruthersville bridge now, especially since there was no warning before the bridge in Minnesota collapsed,” junior Shellie Epperson said. The I-155 bridge was opened on De-

cember 1, 1976. It is only 30 years old and very sturdy; it was also renovated in 1987. “I do trust the design and stability of the bridge. It has stayed up for this long

so I feel confident it will hold up,” junior Jake Gulledge said. The I-155 bridge received a sufficiency rating of 73 on its last inspection according to, and it was also not con-

sidered defective in the inspection. According to, “The I-35W bridge was classified as ‘structurally deficient’ by state bridge inspectors for at least 17 years.” The Minnesota Department of Transportation website reported that the I35W bridge had an average traffic load of 140,000 vehicles per day. According to our I-155 bridge has an average traffic load of around 8,000 vehicles per day. It is a vital artery for local trade and business in our area. The bridge is not in danger of collapsing because of deficiency, but there is a hidden danger. The I-155 bridge is only six miles away from the New Madrid fault line. reported that a severe earthquake would cause the bedrock the bridge is built on to liquefy and almost certainly cause the bridge to collapse. Plans have been researched to make the bridge safe from a serious seismic shift, but all have been too expensive to implement.

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Journey to Chaucers Past: College-bound senior English classes studied the Canterbury Tales pilgrims. For a class project, they dressed as Canterbury pilgrims in motley costumes and presented themselves to the class as a study tool for the unit test. Sixth hour seniors show off their costumes.

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Students thirst for changes in water policy


ost students in the Dyersburg City school system have grown accustomed to the “year round” school schedule. Starting back in late July, this schedule places students back in school during the hottest part of the year. West Tennessee is known for its hot summers with virtually no precipitation and high humidity. It is crucial for students, particularly athletes, to stay adequately hydrated. When school started back on July 30, students were informed of a new rule banning bottled water from classrooms. This new rule makes it impossible for all students to be adequately hydrated, which creates a major health concern. Studies show that consuming eight glasses of water a day is the only way to be fully hydrated. How then, with broken water fountains, are students expected to be sufficiently hydrated? The administration at DHS recently decided to allow those participating in sports after school to be allowed water bottles during the day. This was a wise decision on their part, because fall sports already have to overcome the three o’clock practices in 100 degree West Tennessee weather. Even if athletes were fully hydrated, the heat still puts them at risk for dehydration. After the tragic loss of a Gibson County High School football player Will Orr, the school and the coaches of all fall sports are certainly aware of the risks in the area of dehydration. This needed exception to the rule does not, however, help the rest of the student body. Teenagers spend at least seven hours of their day at school. Not allowing them water outside of the cafeteria should not be an option. Studies say that water flushes fat out of one’s system. With childhood obesity on the rise, it seems like the school system would encourage intake of water. For the health of all students, these new rules for bottled water simply cannot stay. Teachers are not expected to go all day without water bottles. Yes, teachers are superiors, but if they cannot go all day without water outside of lunch, how are active teens expected to? It has been said that this new ban was formed because of questionable substances being brought in water bottles. There are more solutions than this strict forbiddance. Why punish all students for the misbehavior of a few troublemakers? The juveniles who choose to break rules will continue to break rules, no matter what. Water bottles can be distributed before school. Each club at DHS can adopt a week and sell water before school with special stickers that show teachers that the water was bought from the school. Not only will the students be given the opportunity to drink their recommended amount of water, but this system would also be a fundraising opportunity for different clubs and organizations. Also, students can be allowed to bring water if their parents have signed an agreement form saying that they are allowed to drink water. Homeroom times could be used as water breaks. All students should be allowed the opportunity to be properly hydrated. Even prison inmates are given chances to stay hydrated. It was wise for the administration to allow athletes to drink water during the day, but the other students deserve the same privileges.



nsert your name here) has been poked by (insert name of your lover): poke back or ignore? Poking, along with other fun addons, add to Facebook’s dominance over MySpace. Facebook is superior to MySpace because of its simplicity and clean-cut design. These are not the only reasons; for instance, Facebook is less subject to soliciting, it is faster and it is safer. Facebook’s simple methods to get around the website make it fast and convenient. For one thing, as soon as the member logs onto Facebook, everything that his friends have done is displayed, and he is instantly informed of new notifications. Also, by changing his status, friends can view what he is doing, without going to his page. Another reason for Facebook’s superiority is the fact that it is not really subject to ads or so-called “free prizes.” In other words there is less spam, which makes Facebook even faster. Another thing that makes Facebook so much faster than MySpace is that there is less customization. Some might say this is bad because the customization shows who they are, but in this case, the people who are the member’s friends should already know who he is. Also, all of the customization merely slows down the Internet and frustrates users. Facebook is a lot safer, too. The only items that can be viewed by users that are not one’s friends are the profile picture, name, and city

or network one belongs to. Also, MySpace has become more of a dating website, so sexual predators are often sending out friend requests; this hype has fortunately not reached Facebook yet. There are many applications and functions available on Facebook. These applications include a graffiti wall, various quizzes, the “Where I’ve Been” application, the “Marketplace” application, “Video” application and many more. The “Where I’ve Been” application displays a map on one’s profile that shows what countries one has visited, lived in and wants to visit. The “Marketplace” application is basically what it says it is; one can buy and sell items on Facebook. One great function is that one can upload pictures onto one’s profile straight off a cell phone. Another function is that one can be tagged in pictures of others, and they become one’s own and vice versa. These extraordinary advantages are what make Facebook superior to MySpace. Although Facebook is only the seventh most popular website in the United States, it does have over 30 million members worldwide. Myspace is ahead in the popularity, but this is only because it has been around quite a bit longer than Facebook and is therefore better known and more widely used.

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he titanic clash between the world’s two most popular socialnetworking sites has been raging for a few years now, and it seems that MySpace is winning out over Facebook on many fronts. MySpace’s trademark feature, the ability for users to personalize their pages (or “profiles”) by using HTML, has been the driving force behind its phenomenal popularity. Users can change the way that borders and fonts look, get a background image, and upload music and videos for others to experience. Facebook, by comparison, seems dull, white, and boring. The fact that MySpace is one of the oldest and most experienced social-networking sites around has also helped. It was started as a division of a company called eUniverse (which later changed its name to Intermix), and from very near its beginning has been accessible to everyone. On the other hand, Facebook has until recently made its website available only to college students. High schoolers had no place


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to turn but MySpace until then, and even now that Facebook is accessible to everyone as well, the huge head start MySpace had has put it well ahead of its competitor. Many people feel that because MySpace has so many more users, it can be easier to communicate with people, since the person to whom you want to talk is more likely to have a Myspace account than one on Facebook. That can be proven easily with statistics: Myspace had over one hundred million users as of September 2006, while Facebook currently has only a little over 30 million. If you don’t have either, and only want one or the other, Myspace would be a better choice. But Facebook has its pros as well; if you don’t mind keeping up with two different websites, choosing both would possibly be the best option.


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Students cross the line when using the hallway Photo by Sarah Anne Edwards

Quick Shift: Students have close encounters as they race to get their materials while changing classes.


tudents lack common sense and etiquette when traveling in the halls. It takes students long enough to get from class to class, but it takes even longer when that certain person stops in the middle of the hall, smacking you in the head with her backpack just to say “Hey!” to her baby boo that you could give a care less about. The blow to the head gave you a massive headache, therefore making you late to class and your teacher expects a note. Now you are locked out of class for the rest of the hour because of inconsiderate hallmates. Yes, this is an exaggeration, but most days the halls are packed with rude and inconsiderate people. With 1100 students in our school moving from class to class, navigation is not that easy, especially when there are inconsiderate students lurking in the halls. As each one of us moves from class to class, we need to remember that we are not the only ones in this school. As you make your merry way to your class, remember to stay to the right side. Doing this will help avoid any unnecessary body contact. If you feel compelled to walk on the left, there are places in the world for you: Great Britain and New Zealand, not DHS. To those lovey-dovey couples in the halls, please let go of each other’s hands or pick up the pace. I understand that most high school couples do not last for long, and you want to cherish every moment with that “special person of the month,” but please speed up and try to cherish other moments in other places than the hallways--plus hallways are Trojan


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not that romantic. If you are walking to class and someone accidentally bumps into you, do not say, “UGH, GIRL, GET OUT OF MY WAY!” Saying that is just rude. Remember you are not the only one here and everyone has feelings. Be polite and say something like “Oh, I am sorry. Please excuse me.” Sometimes we forget that run-ins in the hallway are not always the other person’s fault. Saying something like this avoids hurt feelings and ugly looks. Do your part to make the school a kinder place. Do not congregate around lockers. It is annoying when you are trying to get your books and someone is pressed up against your locker watching on-going travelers. Try to respect personal space and stay within your locker’s boundaries. Go congregate somewhere else after school. Stopping in the hall is a definite NO. Make a path and get there with no detours. Do not walk down the hall and then come to a complete stop to see if that guy is with your girl or any other excuse you can think of. Keep on moving along. We live in Dyersburg--gossip travels. Remember you can find out the 4-1-1 without disturbing others around you who are in a hurry to get to class. Thank you to those who are polite in the halls. To those that are not, you are not the only one at DHS. Leave your attitude somewhere else besides the halls. It gets old after awhile.


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Students, teachers travel abroad to South Pacific


hat happens in New Zealand, stays in New Zealand,” geography teacher Neel Durbin said when talking about the recent trip to New Zealand. Spelunking (cave-diving), snorkeling, canyoning and jumping off a tower were included in these 10 students’ and five adults’ itineraries; their memories will last forever. Nine students from Dyersburg High chose to go on the adventure of a lifetime to New Zealand and Rarotonga on a trip sponsored by Durbin. They left on June 22nd in a black, stretch Hummer limo and rode to the Nashville airport. Approximately 33 hours later, they arrived in Auckland, New Zealand. In New Zealand, the adventure began with exciting, exuberant ways to take their mind off the jet lag and long trip. They went on extreme and relaxing expeditions that were all amazing according to the students. “One day we went canyoning, one day we jumped off the Sky Tower and another day three of us went to the spa,” senior Sarah Anne Edwards said. Even though it seems really spontaneous, “I knew what was gonna happen,” Durbin said. After sight-seeing in New Zealand, the group then traveled to Rarotonga, an island in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. Rarotonga has a road that goes around the perimeter of the island, which only takes 1 hour to circle. They went snorkeling, shopping in town and relaxing on the beach. So why take a group of high school students across the world, not knowTrojan


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ing what to expect? “I wanted them to gain exposure to different parts of the world,” Durbin said. Many students had some ideas of what they were going to gain, and some were not sure of what would come, but all knew it was going to be an exciting experience. “I went on the trip for the experience, plus I have always wanted to travel,” junior Anna Childress said. “I wanted to see the opposite side of the world while I still can,” senior Cole Smith said. Understanding that there are other people in the world, these students went across the world to get acquainted with the unknown when they were faced with the opportunity. “I love to travel, and New Zealand is a very foreign place,” senior Sarah Houston said. During the trip, the group started working together and becoming one big family. “I made a ton of new friends. We now all have a common bond that will tie us together forever,” senior Shelley Lemon said. “We had a great group of people, and we really got along,” junior Patrick Heckethorn said. After coming home, the group was changed and truly learned a lot from the trip. “I was so thankful for our country when I came home. We are so blessed to have grocery stores all over the place and have so much room to live in. We take our country for granted. Going to Rarotonga made me realize how blessed I really am,” senior Sarah Anne Edwards said.

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s the weather cools down, heat up the halls with the new fall fashions. With help from Seventeen, Teen Vogue and other top designers, you can develop your fall look with these following tips and tricks. Colors that will complete your look this season are burnt orange, dark brown, gray/gunmetal, merlot and gold. Surprisingly, navy and black can be paired together for a fresh and fashionable new look. A great way to add spunk to your outfits is by wearing different textures and prints. Houndstooth, tweeds and animal prints are the most popular this fall. A trend that was popular last year has made its way back into the fashion magazines once again. During New York fashion week, metallic accessories were seen all over the runway. Metallics are a great way to add sparkle to your outfit; just be careful not to overkill. Accessories can make or break an outfit. For fall 2007, add a belt around your waist to almost any Kayla Dubrule outfit for an instant polished and classy look. Leggings are still in this season. This time around, opt for printed, textured or lace trimmed leggings. Look for sky-high platforms as a trend in shoes this fall. Shoes and accessories are the perfect way to incorporate animal and other prints into your outfits, but be careful not to wear multiple animal prints at one time. Guys, if you have not stopped reading this article, one look that will turn heads is the superpreppy look. A blazer or a button down shirt will really set you apart from the rest. Plaid and pinstripe are some fashionable prints for guys this season. The loose, relaxed feel is still in, so there is a wide selection of styles to choose from. Worried about the new school Kristina Riley dress code? Have no fear, you can still style your way through high school. Try wearing a jean jacket or a blazer over your favorite tank top or layer a spaghetti strapped dress over a fitted t-shirt for a fun and school-appropriate look.

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High school welcomes eleven new teachers


any fresh faces join the faculty and administration at DHS this year. Math teacher Patricia Gam comes to DHS from Dyer County High School. She received her education from Bethel College and has taught for 27 years. Gam moved to Dyersburg to become part of the Trojan Tradition and currently teaches Algebra II and precalculus. At DCHS she coached boys’ and girls’ tennis. Her hobbies include cooking and tennis. Coach Darren Bowling left his coaching job at Obion County High to be the head football coach for the Trojans. He attended college at Delta State in Louisiana. Bowling teaches P.E., drivers’ education, and health. His hobbies are football, fishing and hunting. He had the opportunity to stay in Obion County and drive here, but his family wanted to be a part of the community, so they have moved to Dyersburg. He has taught for 17 years. Michelle Naylor recently taught at Three Oaks Middle School. She teaches life science and biology. Naylor has taught for 14 years and has coached volley-


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ball, basketball and softball. She lives in Crockett County. Her hobbies are barrel racing and raising English Bulldogs. Coach Ben Lee has been a Trojan football assistant for 2 years prior to teaching here. He teaches career management and Carpentry I and II. He graduated from Bethel College. This is his first year teaching. His hobbies are football, lifting weights and hunting. Steve Wilder h a s taught for 14 years. He teaches special ed. He previously coached girls’ basketball at DMS. He chose to come to DHS to be closer to his players and to work with older students. His daughter is disappointed that he left DMS the year she started. His hobbies are playing golf and painting houses. Wes Kennedy taught at Fayette Academy for 9 years and at Millington Central High for 7 years for a total of 16 years. He has a B.S. from Mississippi State and a Master’s from UTM. He teaches geometry and advanced algebra,

and he is the Trojans’ defensive coordinator. His hobby is spending time with his wife and kids. Richard Gamblin graduated from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He teaches Foundations II and geometry. Gamblin coached football at Obion County and is now an assistant coach here at DHS. He’s been teaching for 13 years. He lives in Union C i t y. H i s h o b bies are sports, collecting racing memorabilia and building model cars. Stacey Alexander recently taught 8th grade language arts at DMS. She attended college at DSCC, UTM and Union University. She now teaches 9th grade English, and she’s also certified to teach art classes. She has coached the dance team at DCHS. This is her fourth year teaching. Her husband, Officer Jason Alexander, was the school resource officer here a few years ago, so her reason for applying is their love for DHS. Her hobbies are cooking and sleeping


late. Melissa Broussard last taught at DeQuincy Elementary School. She graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She teaches English, math, social studies and careers. She has been teaching for 11 years. She said she chose to apply here because of all the nice people. Her hobbies are cooking, gardening, reading and taking pictures of wildlife. Paul Decker taught at Obion County Central High School for 9 years. He received his college education from UTM. Decker currently teaches PACE. Decker is a part of the Trojan football staff as an assistant coach. In his free time he loves to hunt. Coach Dion Real previously taught in Cairo, Illinois, for a year, but before that he taught at Earle, Arkansas, for 3 years. Real is the new boys’ basketball coach. However, off the court, he teaches E-Academy. In his free time, he enjoys playing the playstation.

jeffrey dycus Next issue the Torch will feature Kacee Real, the new home school advisor.

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Wes Kennedy Math Teacher Football Coach

Stacey Alexander 9th Grade English Teacher

Mechelle Naylor Biology, Life Science Teacher

Steve Wilder Special Education Teacher

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Staying Hydrated: Trojan football members struggle to stay hydrated during scorching temperatures.

Hydration top priority in hot weather


fter hearing about the death of Gibson County football player Will Orr, many teams are now looking closely at their football practices. Coaches and players have taken extra precautions to ensure the safety of their teams. On August 1, Orr collapsed during a water break just after completing a blocking drill. Gibson County head football coach Jason Dyer witnessed this event. Even though people think that this tragedy was caused by the heat, Orr’s parents believe his death was caused by some unknown medical condition, according to Wendy Isom in the Jackson Sun. The cause of Orr’s death is uncertain, but football players and coaches are now more conscious of the severe heat. “I always worry about my team when it is hot. We try to take all the precautionary measures to keep them hydrated during practice,” head football coach Darren Bowling said. Water is a necessity for the football players especially in this heat. “We try to keep water available for the players at any time during practice whether it is hot or not. If a player needs water he can get it. Our coaches and trainers do a great job of keeping the players hydrated during practice,” Bowling said. “We get plenty of water, and if we start feeling funny or anything, the coaches take us out,” senior football player Rashad Taylor said. “I drink the same amount (of water) because I always drink water,” sophomore football player Chase Brown said. “Of course this is one of the biggest fears (the death of a player) of any football coach in the country this time of year. Anytime you hear of something like that, it’ll make you stop and reconsider your practice routine. But I have always had the best interest of my players at heart. Sure they have to condition, but we as coaches have to keep a close watch over the players and make them aware of the warning signs of heat-related illnesses,” Bowling said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Will Orr,” Bowling said.

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ith a year of coaching under his belt and many returning starters, head coach Lance Roy and the girls’ soccer team should be ready to hit the ground running. During the heat and humidity of July, the girls’ team began their preparation for the coming season with weeks of strenuous conditioning. The girls and their coach realize the payoff will be great. “We have been conditioning since early July, so we should be able to go longer and harder than last year,” Roy said. In the past few weeks, the team has been able to strengthen particular skills to assist them in succeeding when game time rolls around. “Our overall strengths are communication, passing and teamwork,” senior Lisa Tarr said. Among the skills the girls have been working on are those that could be potential weaknesses. “Our only weaknesses so far seem to be aggression and finishing,” freshman Brooke Hubbard said. Nonetheless, Roy believes that the girls can overcome the obstacles that currently are a hindrance to the team. “We just have to learn to play together. It might take a while, but we are getting there. We need to get everybody on the same page, and we’ll be fine,wq” Roy said. Upon entering a new season, every team has several set goals that they dream to achieve. “My goals for the team are to beat USJ and try to make it to state,” senior Whitney Carter said. Although most of the girls’ goals relate strictly to the field, Roy looks to enhance both playing ability and overall well-being throughout the coming year. “Our goals are always to be district champs and win State. Our off the field goals are for each player to grow physically, intellectually, and emotionally stronger throughout the year,” Roy said. After losing five of last year’s seniors, the Lady Trojan soccer team is a little behind in the experience column. “We lost two forwards and three defenders. However, we have already filled in those spots, but their experience will be missed,” Roy said. At the approach of each season, many look to new upperclassmen as guidance for the team’s successes. However, the current strength of the team depends not only on last year’s players but also on incoming ninth graders. “There are many new freshmen this year that will be able to contribute to the Photo by Andrew Ford team, so I think we will be just as strong as last year!” sophomore Deanna Plewa Kicking Grass: Forward said. Deanna Plewa weaves through

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Band looks to fare well in competition with Rush program

Marching Band: The Trojan band will perform Rush for their football halftime show this year.


oping to capitalize on last year’s success, the Dyersburg High School Marching Band has begun earnest preparations for this year’s show. The show is entitled “Rush: Moving Pictures.” As the name suggests, the show will feature music by Rush, a popular 80’s rock band. The show will consist of three movements; selections will include “Witch Hunt,” “Tom Sawyer,” and “YYZ.” Expectations are high for this year’s group. Last year, the band was Grand Champion at the UTM band competition and won superior ratings in nearly every subsequent contest. The band finished its season at the Division 2 State Marching Band Competition, where they qualified for finals for the first time in several years. The group finished 10th in the state in finals competition. The band director Tim Graham hopes to continue last year’s trend with this group. “The music and drill for this show are both very good,” Graham said. “The level of performance will be much higher than in previous years. This show is unique because we’re the only band I know of that has ever done a Rush show. The show will be more entertaining because people will recognize the music.” Many of the band’s members share Graham’s enthusiasm. “I am very excited about this show. I think it has great potential,” said junior Evan Digirolamo.

This year’s production showcases the group’s musical talent with exciting, contrasting selections. The opener, “Witch Hunt,” begins at a slower tempo but quickly accelerates. It features the front ensemble, as well as a trumpet quartet consisting of juniors Adam Ford, Evan Digirolamo, Andrew Lay, and Michael Singleton. The second piece, “Tom Sawyer,” is slower and more rhythmic. It features a flute solo by sophomore Lindsay Pillow. The closer, “YYZ,” is the fastest and most energized piece. It features a trumpet solo by Adam Ford. The band has put in a lot of work already. Last year, the students attended two weeklong after-school camps to learn fundamental marching and to rehearse the music. The group also attended a week-long band camp during the summer to learn the drill and further rehearse the music. The band continues to practice every day during class, and three days a week after school. The group will perform in exhibition on Friday nights, and will also compete in a number of competitions throughout the season. The band’s first test in competition was on Saturday, September 22 at Liberty Tech in Jackson. The season will culminate with the State Marching Championship on November 3rd in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee.

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Wildlife management areas offer dove hunting opportunities


Moss Island is also a WMA that is free, legal, and productive in dove lose and fast action shooting is often hard to find when hunting. This is not the case when on a hot dove field. Dove hunting hunting. This dove field is covered with a perfect twenty acres of tall is overlooked as a one or two weekend hunting season. With sunflowers waiting to be picked over by hundreds of doves. It is also located within thirty minutes of Dyersburg. proper management and some luck, this game "We are so busy during the corn harvest, I only get to bird can be harvested for the complete threego three or four times since it is so hectic,” senior John term season. Shultz said. There are plenty of dove hunters in this state John often takes his gun to the field while he is harthat want to hunt, but do not have the land or vesting the corn crop. It is legal for him to hunt during a buddy to bribe. This should not be a probthis time since it is not a baited field. It would only be a lem, with over a hundred Wildlife Managebaited field if he were not doing a bona fide agricultural ment Areas in Tennessee. Anyone with a operation. license and the correct permit is allowed to Baiting is a very touchy subject with dove hunting. hunt legally on these lands. Photo by James Guttery John is legally hunting over the corn that is left after harAt the nearby Bogota Wildlife Management vesting the crop. Area, there is a pristine thirty-acre sunflower Dove Hunting: Dove season For this 2007-08 dove hunting season, there is a limit field along with fourteen acres of millet that began on Saturday, September 1. is currently attracting doves. This WMA even has a juvenile dove hunt of fifteen mourning doves per licensed person. Also, if you can find them, there is no limit to the number of collared doves that a hunter annually for the young hunters that are sixteen or younger. "The WMA’s are a great place for a father to take his son hunting," can harvest. The season ends on January 1. sophomore Andrew Fisher said. "They have a safe environment and plenty of doves," Fisher said. james guttery Trojan


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Acree brings fresh ideas to volleyball team


here’s a new head honcho in town to lead the Lady Trojan volleyball team to victory. His name is David Acree. This is Acree’s first year coaching volleyball -- and coaching girls for that matter. In previous years, Acree was the head coach of a baseball team and a basketball team at two different schools. “It’s very different from what I’ve been used to. I’ve never coached girls before, but I know a lot about this sport,” Acree said. Acree said he has always wanted to coach volleyball. He played in college competitively at Union University. Acree also said that volleyball is one of his top three favorite sports. Acree has high expectations for the girls this year. “I would at least like to make it to the District Championship. I think the team has the potential to make it to State if they continue to work hard,” Acree said.

“This year we will need to learn from our mistakes in a positive way and not dwell on them. We will also need to learn how to incorporate new skills into the game,” Acree said. The girls on the team seem to like Acree as their coach so far. “He’s serious about coaching. He’s (also) good with having a personal relationship with the players. I think he’s gonna lead us to a good season,” sophomore Finley White said. “I like him. He has new ideas for the team I think are really good,” senior Allison Petty said. “He’s a good coach, and I think we’re going to go very far this year,” junior McKenzie Shankle said. “I’m really looking forward to the upcoming season and getting to know the girls and coaching them,” Acree said.

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Setting up for Districts: Coach Acree and the volleyball team are hoping to do well in the districts.

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Sports Shorts, is the go-to place for sports updates and commentary by three devoted sports fans.

Football Briefs *Football fans all over the world were wild about the release of EA Sports newest hit, Madden 2008. The latest addition of the popular series, Madden’s enhanced graphics and faster game play make it a must for diehard football fans. *Falcons quarterback Michael Vick pled guilty to federal dog-fighting charges. Vick and three other men were indicted for illegal dog-fighting that allegedly took place at one of Vick’s homes in Virginia. All four have pled guilty to the charges.

Soccer Briefs *David Beckham scored his first goal for the L.A. Galaxy with a trademark free kick against MLS side

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DC United. Beckham hopes to continue his scoring as the Galaxy strives to climb in the standings of the MLS. *In England, 2007 champions Manchester United have had a rocky start to the new season. They drew their first two games and lost superstar Wayne Rooney through a foot injury.

Golf Briefs *Tiger Woods won his 4th PGA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was Tiger’s first win since the birth of his son, Sam. Quote of the Month-- “The secret of winning football games is working more as a team, less as individuals. I play not my 11 best, but my best 11.” - Knute Rockne, American football coach

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Loud and Proud: Fans throw confetti as Beckham is presented with his number 23 jersey.

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Debut: David Beckham makes his debut in front of a sell-out crowd in a game against Chelsea at the Home Depot Center July 21. Trojan


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o athlete has ever received as large or as profitable an entrance to the U.S. as David Beckham. The midfield superstar has joined the ranks of the MLS (Major League Soccer), signing a lucrative deal and becoming the MLS’s most famous player. Beckham began his career at Manchester United in England where he won numerous awards and honors. In 2003 Beckham transferred to Spanish soccer powerhouse Real Madrid. After 4 years and only 1 league title with Madrid, Beckham signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy. As the MLS’s highest profile player, Beckham not only has to lead the Galaxy to success on the pitch, but also prove to the world that the U.S. is a good place for young soccer players to come and play. The U.S. has become known in soccer as the world’s “retirement home,” where players past their prime go to play. Beckham says he has come to the U.S. to prove that MLS teams offer everything young players need to grow and develop their game. The question many people are asking is whether or not it is possible for one player to change the worldwide view of an entire league. Beckham’s arrival is the most significant event in the history of MLS. It also has vast financial implications for the whole league. Beckham was an expensive player to sign. He earned more money in his first practice than some of his teammates earn in a year. Even with Beckham’s large wages, MLS and the Galaxy will still profit financially from his arrival. Galaxy home games have been sold out, along with seven out of ten away games. The other three games have record ticket sales. The number of pre-orders alone for Beckham Galaxy jerseys is more than twice the entire number of MLS jerseys sold last season. The money from Beckham’s arrival will allow MLS to offer more money to players and lower ticket prices, benefiting the entire league and the worldwide perception of MLS. Beckham will help the Galaxy on the pitch as well as in the bank. David Beckham has played at the highest level for his entire career. He has played 96 games for England’s national soccer team, most of them as captain. His stunning free

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kicks and pinpoint crosses can turn the most organized defenses into chaos. He will be playing in the center midfield for the Galaxy. This will allow him to use his wide range of passing to provide service to the wingers and strikers up front. If he combines well with U.S. national team captain Landon Donovan and Carlos Pavon, then the Galaxy will possess one of the best offenses in MLS. By raising the standard of play, Beckham makes the game more interesting for both U.S. fans and foreign watchers. One of Beckham’s principal goals was to entice other high profile players to come play in the MLS. Until this season, this was impossible because of MLS’s salary cap. The players could not come because MLS teams could not meet their wage demands. This summer, MLS decided to introduce a new rule to allow these players to be exempt from the salary cap. Dubbed the “Beckham Rule,” this rule states that each team can have one player whose wages do not count toward the team’s salary cap. The designated player system has brought in a string of talented players, including former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna and Columbian superstar Juan Pablo Angel. These players have raised the standard of play in MLS and so far have been beneficial to the league. There are no problems with players like Beckham coming to the U.S. Some critics say importing foreigner players will lower the number of American players in MLS. This is true, but MLS has always produced capable young America players, and the foreign opposition will simply be an inducement to train harder and fight for positions. Many say Beckham is here only for the money, but although he is earning a large amount of money in L.A., he could have earned more money in Spain, Italy, or England. With jersey sales going through the roof and sellout crowds full of famous celebrities watching him play, it is safe to say that Beckham has been a positive influence on U.S. soccer. Beckham has become the newest standout in a league that is trying to prove itself to the world. He is improving U.S. soccer.

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troll up to the entrance of Lupo’s, Dyersburg’s newest and one of its most unique restaurants, close your eyes, step inside and when you open your eyes you are in Italy. Maybe it is Rome, Palermo, Venice or even Syracuse, but the amenities, the atmosphere, and the experience takes you to the old country. Understated but no less quite obvious, the flare and flavor of Italy are all around, unmistakable but very delightful. When going to Lupo’s, we would recommend sitting at the pizza bar. It is set up like a bar with the high counter and bar stools. Customers sitting here can watch their food being made and observe the cooks in their natural habitat. If a table setting is your preference, then the best place to sit is outside on the patio. The Lupo’s atmosphere can still be experienced out there, and the patio is unlike anything else that Dyersburg has to offer. As for the most important part of any restaurant, the food at Lupo’s is amazing. Just about anything you order will give you something different and unique. The prices can vary from three dollars to 25 dollars. This range makes it easy to

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Cu ltu Dye rsb re urg , fit anyone’s budget. We believe the most outstanding item on the menu is The Devil. It is a spicy blend of Italian herbs and spices and offers the option of chicken or shrimp. The chicken parmesan is excellent as well. It offers a new take on a traditional Italian dish. The desserts at Lupo’s are also outstanding. Lupo’s Tiramisu is amazing! It not only satisfies your sweet tooth, but the espresso in it also gives a burst of energy. If by some miracle there is nothing on the menu that is to your liking the first go around, don’t fret, because every month or so the menu will be completely redone. They will just keep the top sellers and add new dishes. Another fine quality of Lupo’s is the staff. All the servers are attentive and helpful. They try to go out of their way to ensure your experience there is pleasurable. Everything about Lupo’s, from the charming outside seating to the innovative pizza bar is fresh and adds something that Dyersburg has been lacking.

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Dyersburgs Newest Italian Restaurant: Lupos opened at the beginning of August. Lupos is open every day of the week. The times are Monday through Friday 5pm-10pm, weekends 5-11. The prices range from three dollars to twenty-five dollars. Lupos is located behind Visual Options.


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Relentless: Jason Aldeans country CD delivers hit after hit

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Showing Off Her Dance Moves: Hairsprays Tracy has a passion for involving everyone in the local TV show.

Hairspray shines above summer movies


racy Turnblad, go to detention for inappropriate hair height!” Hairspray is a wonderful musical almost as good as Grease. Hairspray is an inspiring movie that lets people know that one person can make a difference and that big can be beautiful. Hairspray is rated PG, so people of all ages will want to see it. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore in the sixties, when the town is going through integration. It is about a high school girl, Tracy Turnblad, who is a little overweight and loves to dance. Tracy and her best friend, Penny, run home everyday after school to see the Corney Collins Show. When Tracy finds out that there is an opening on the show, she skips school to try out for it. She is turned down by Velma von Tussle. Tracy makes some new friends in detention, and they show her some new dance moves that get her noticed by Corney Collins. Tracy shakes up Baltimore with her can-do attitude and nonconformity. She helps the people of Baltimore see that they should not judge people, because they be might surprised. Hairspray, a high energy movie, outshines the original 1988 Hairspray. The original movie is way too long and has too many dead points. The new movie Trojan


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is exiting and upbeat. The songs are catchy; viewers will be singing their way out of the theater. The star-studded cast includes John Travolta, Amanda Bynes, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Brittany Snow, and newcomer Nikki Blonsky. John Travolta is great as Edna Turnblad; his dancing is hilarious. He may not be convincing as a woman, but that is what makes his character funny. Queen Latifah shines in this movie; her voice is amazing. She plays a strong mother who wants her children to have a chance to be noticed on TV. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays the spunky, strong-willed Tracy Turnblad. Her performance is very convincing. She fits the part of Tracy perfectly; from her singing to her dancing, she will blow viewers away. Mrs. Pingleton (Allison Janney) is an overprotective mother who will make viewers laugh out loud with her crazy ways of keeping her daughter, Penny, from what she thinks are bad parts of society. I give Hairspray four stars. I recommend that all fun, music-loving people rent Hairspray when it comes out on DVD.

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ountry star Jason you have and focusing on Aldean delivers a the positives in life. Also it strong sophomore deals with being persistent album, Relentless, filled with to achieve your dreams. This pure vocals mixed with a song is inspiring and rehint of southern twang. minds the listener to think His first single, “Johnny about the good things in life. Cash,” rocketed up the The title-track of this charts. It is about being album, “Relentless,” is about spontaneous and dropping finding oneself falling in all responsibility. This up- love and not being able to beat, carefree song is great to prevent it. This song deals sing along with at the top of with the joy and unpreyour lungs with your car dictability of falling in love. windows rolled down. In “Grown Woman,” Jason Songs like “Laughed Until sings about a woman who We Cried” cause one to rem- broke his heart and treated inisce. Happy, sometimes him like dirt. Miranda Lambittersweet, memories are bert lends her vocal talents the focus of “Laughed Until on the bitter track about a W e woman Cried.” w h o Aldean, should who is h a v e usually the digseen as nity to having a be kind tough exand mat e r i o r, t u r e displays when his tender dealing s i d e w i t h Photo courtesy of s o m e while he sings about the birth of his one’s heart. daughter. “Not Every Man Lives” is In “Do You Wish It Was about having passion and Me,” about a bitter breakup, living a full life. It tells one to Aldean questions how his ex be spontaneous and live on feels saying, “You sacrificed the edge every once in a passion and abandoned while. As Jason says, “Every your dreams/Baby was it all man dies/Not every man worth it, or do you wish it lives.” was me?" This is the perfect Jason Aldean captures song to get your ex- every emotion he sings boyfriend/girlfriend think- about. Happy or sad, hearting about you. broken or loved, everyone If you are feeling content can relate to Relentless. I give and thankful, turn on “I Use Relentless four and a half What I Got.” It talks about stars out of five. being satisfied with what kaitlyn turney

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Got Talent?

The 2007 DHS Talent Show had many blowout performances including dancers and singers. While all of the performers did exceptionally well, ten acts stood out and made top ten. The top ten in random order are as follows: the Looney Tunes, Bass in your Face, Paige Whittle, Magean Clark, Joseph LeMay and Cole Dickerson, James Cole, Jr., Kemisha Thompson, Lee Hicks, Brittney Herman and Free-Style Unit.

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