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House 24 was recently finished by the building trades students. Check out page 2 for the details.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Volume 89 Issue 2

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BRAGGING RIGHTS With all of the rivalries in sports, Warren has its own with Carmel and Ben Davis, but who is the bigger rival and who will have bragging rights for this year? See pages 8-9

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Coach Wright, Carmel

Coach Hart, Warren Central

Coach Kirschner, Ben Davis


2 News At a Glance

Sophomore Class Council There will be a meeting on September 28 in G217 at 3:05 p.m.

Junior Class Council There will be a meeting on September 28 in H219 at 3:05 p.m.

Student Council There will be a meeting during period 4 in the PAC on September 30.

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Teachers, staff promise to ‘Stand By You’ by imanirameses lifestyles staff

“I’ll Stand By You” is more than a song to Principal Rich Shepler. At this summer’s U2 concert, Bono’s rendition of The Pretenders’ song “I’ll Stand By You” inspired Shepler to create a theme focusing on the development of student-teacher relationships. Shepler envisions Warren as a school that nurtures its students. After the first faculty meeting, teachers and administrators were fully aware of what and how this theme was to be implemented. They will be challenged to go above and beyond to assist students on their educational journey. “I want to make sure we never forget why we chose this profession; we are here because of the kids, not the other way around,” Shepler said. For instance, previously only the top students were given the opportunity to recognize their teachers or counselors at the top ten banquets. The administration is encouraging all students to share their gratitude toward faculty by filling out a You Stood By Me form. Students publicizing

their appreciation reminds the staff that their work is not in vain. “It’s powerful to see that student walk across that stage after four years knowing that you helped influence them,” freshman counselor Craig Clark said. At the previous faculty special services teacher Beth Hensley was recognized for her dedication to students. Hensley was honored to have received such acknowledgement. “There is no other award that should matter,” Hensley said. “Only recognition from the kids should matter, that’s the reason we are here.” Teachers give students the momentum to reach their full potential. Students appreciate that extra push to the path of success. “My teacher always challenged me in my endeavors, from my freshman year to my senior year she has given me more confidence,” senior Yasmin Abdelhak said. You Stood By Me forms can be found in student services side A and B, the Walker Career Center, the CSC and the freshman main office. Some forms will be picked to be read by the students at the monthly faculty meetings. Student participation is wanted and needed to make this year’s theme more than a slogan.

Brain Game Practices will be from 6:55 - 7:25 a.m. on September 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30 in room G131.

Building trades sees end to two-year project Walker Career Center’s building trades program completes 24th house by juliakittle news staff

Orchestra The fall orchestra concert will start at 7 p.m. in the PAC on September 22. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

NHS A mandatory induction ceremony will be on October 3.

Junior/Senior Leadership Retreat The retreat will be held at Camp Belzer all day on September 22.

Japanese Club There will be a meeting from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in G224 on September 23.

Students in the building trades program showed off their architectural skills at the opening day of their 24th house on August 19. Those skills built a house that includes three bedrooms, two baths, walk-in closets, a big deck and a cathedral-like ceiling. The building trades house is located in the subdivision north of the Warren Woods and off of 18th street. With décor like a flush-mounted sink, a long rectangular deck and an alarm system that can be accessed through a cell phone, those visiting the house would be surprised to know the house was constructed by highschool students with very little help from professionals. “The Building Trades program

helps students by allowing them to learn academic concepts in a hands-on fashion,” Building Trades teacher Mr. David Garvey said. “Many students learn better by applying real world situations like the geometry applied in our carpentry.” In order to tell students about the house, interview shots will be previewed on Warren Live. In a few months, an educational program will also air on television called “Warren Up Close” on Comcast channel 20. No two houses are the same. Students typically spend two years building a house, unless they are enrolled in the program for only a year. No prerequisite classes are required for the building trades program except a construction processes class offered during sophomore year. Josh Rickelman and Kenyon Close, both graduates from Warren last year, returned to help

build the house. Their experience helped the students who had little or any prior experience. “We created a house worth living in,” Close said. “I was just lost for words; it turned out exactly how I thought it would.” The house they are currently working on is a ranch with 2,000 square feet of space and three bedrooms. Students will be doing most of the work themselves, except the electrical, heating, air and masonry. “The students definitely took ownership of the project. Often around the job I hear the words, ‘I built that,’ or ‘I worked on that room,’ Garvey said. “Many students brought their parents by the job on the weekend to show off their work and many students came on the weekend to work extra on the job.”


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Freshmen Academy gets students back on graduation track

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Graduation expectancy for students rises 19 percent through academy improvements by nicolewilson news staff

all teachers knowing the progress of their students. “At the end of my freshman year I was The academy came up with the idea to missing one credit due to low test scores and have a large bulletin board in the academy not doing my work,” Sophomore Tyriauna office, divided into sections where students are categorize who have six or more credits, Young said. When Young reaches her goal of gaining five or four credits who are in the danger zone her lost credit at the end of this semester, she and three credits who are failing. Every time will be a typical success story along with 200 teachers walk past the board, they can see who other credits that have been recovered since the is failing and whom they need to address. Every teacher from every class can talk Freshmen Academy Credit Recovery Program started. The program is one of several new to the students and see where the problem techniques and programs that have helped is. This helps the students and teachers to be the Freshmen Academy on their road to aware of a student’s progress. Since the changes were made in success. This is the seventh year for the Freshman the Freshmen Academy, there have been Academy. Over the past few years, numbers tremendous improvements. The newest rate for freshmen on regarding track to graduate the percent of is 89 percent. freshmen on Due to Brown track to graduate being able to and suspension As the entire school and staff gets supervise and rates have not more creative getting students spend more time fluctuated. on track to graduate we will see with the students, O v e r a l l , the IV and t h e s ch o o l ’s amazing success. suspension rate graduation rate has decreased by is 76 percent. In 25 percent. the Freshmen T h e A c a d e my t h e - Ms. Emily Brown academy’s goal percent of this school year freshmen on track is to reach 90 to graduate and p e rc e n t w i t h who have six or more credits to move on to their sophomore students who are on track to graduate. “I believe if we stay with this proactive year has been 70 percent. Last year the academy went through approach, we will see the graduation rate of the restructuring. Ms. Emily Brown was put in school go through the roof,” Brown said. charge as the assistant principal and there was The freshmen success has been mimicked throughout the whole school. The Credit an addition of two deans. “While I was able to go around and Recovery Program has been extended to supervise students in the classroom and stop include sophomores who are lacking credits discipline problems before they began, the and an optional course for juniors who are deans were able to take care of disciplinary missing credits. This program helps students who cannot afford summer school or with issue’s,” Brown said. Instead of a student being sent out of class, the lack of summer school offered this is a Brown was allowed to address the issue before good alternative. “As the entire school and staff gets more the problem escalated. Therefore, students spent a majority of the time in their classes creative getting students on track to graduate behaving and focusing more on their education. we will see amazing success,” Brown said. With all the programs and new techniques The system has been affective because the number of students on track to graduate has to keep students on track to graduate and move along in their education, the staff believes there improved from 70 percent to 89 percent. “We are taking a proactive approach,” is absolutely no excuse not to graduate. “We are front loading for success,” Brown said. A part of that proactive approach involves Principal Rich Shepler said.

JUNIOR MATTHEW JOHNSON shows Sen. Jim Merrit a programing transfer system on his computer. Sen. Merrit visited the Walker Career Center last week. Photos by Taylor Borondy

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September 17, 2010

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New teachers settle in at Warren Central, WCC After closing and redistricting of schools, many teachers must move from middle and elementary schools to the high school each day to complete a full seven period schedule by katiejones news editor Students have begun to see some familiar faces from the past around the school this fall as teachers from Warren Township middle and elementary schools have been assigned to teach at the high school. The district has assigned elementary and middle school teachers to instruct at both their original building and at Warren Central. This includes instructors from the performing arts and engineering and technology areas. Since two of the elementary schools, Moorhead and Heather Hills, were closed this fall, intermediate schools were made within Warren Township’s existing middle schools. This involved moving fifth graders into the middle schools and then, along with the sixth graders, creating intermediate schools separate from the seventh and eighth grade junior high students. As a result of the loss of students they could teach, some instructors could not complete a full seven period day and so will teach their beginning periods at the intermediate and elementary schools and then finish out their day at Warren. “Everything that I’ve heard is positive,” Principal Rich Shepler said about the adjustment for teachers. However, it does take effort to travel from one school to the other every day. Teachers have a limited amount of time for them to finish any

work that needs to be done at one building and then make the drive to the next. “I am supposed to leave Creston at 12:12 every day after my last class and passing period,” Ms Sheila Sermersheim, performing arts instructor and one of the traveling teachers said. “But by the time I lock up and turn off all of my equipment, gather everything I need to work on during my prep period, and make sure to deal with discipline issues that might have occurred during the day, I typically cannot get away until closer to 12:20. I feel terrible and completely stressed out everyday,” she said. Although this change puts pressure on teachers, some administrators think the rearrangement of teachers could be very helpful in the larger school setting. This addition of teachers to Warren Central and Walker Career Center will help lower the student/ teacher ratio in the school and ultimately in the classroom. “Any time you can make smaller classes is good for students because they get better instruction,” Assistant Principal Phyllis Hazelwood said. “I believe the district did a good job of moving teachers.” Along with traveling teachers, Warren and Walker Career Center have been assigned teachers in new permanent positions. This includes two family and consumer science teachers, one physical education teacher and one science teacher who are all new to

Warren Township, as well as a number of teachers who moved from intermediate and primary schools. “I’m still getting used to it,” Mr. Parrish Williams, an English teacher and new instructor to the high school said, comparing Warren to his time at the middle school. “In the classroom it’s easier because the kids are more self-directed, but outside there are more things to keep up with.” All of these new educators have come from different schools, and some have come straight

out of college, but they all have one thing in common: they are all ready to teach, take on the high school experience and be reliable teachers. “I will be a positive role model and understanding teacher,” Ms. Haley Brescher, a family and consumer sciences teacher said, concerning her first job as an educator. “I want my students to know that if they ever have a problem, they can talk to me and trust me.”

MS. SHEILA SERMERSHEIM answers a question in her choir class. Sermersheim is one of the many teachers who have moved up from the middle and elementary schools.

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Buying a New Auto? Negotiate the Best Deal. Since automakers today usually offer a choice of a rebate or 0% financing, it may be best to take the rebate and use the financing you arranged yourself at the credit union for the purchase. In this way, you shave thousands off the price of the vehicle and get a relatively low interest rate to boot. “Most of the time when people crunch the numbers, you are better off getting your financing at the credit union,” said Michael Thayer, CEO of Warren MSD Federal Credit Union. While dealers do need to make money, consumers need to be on their toes so they aren’t making an excessively generous contribution to their dealer’s revenue goals.   Consumers don’t normally reach that point unless they have a pre-approved offer from the credit union in hand as a bargaining chip, however.

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Honor, courage, commitment MCJROTC program looks to incorporate Marine values into daily life

News 5 At a Glance SENIORS

>Congratulations to “Have concern for others.” To be successful in this course, seniors Caleesha Jaffe students should not only have concern, and Brannon Bowers During the normal commotion for receiving the monthly but be mature and strong-willed. before class, nothing seems out of the “They have to want to strive to Setting a Good Example ordinary. better themselves,” Liddle said. award! But as students set their journals When the students have a question >Senior softball tournament out on their desks, they do not sit down. or want to answer a question they raise on Saturday, September 25 Instead, they remain standing, with their their hands, and when called upon, at 10 a.m. heels locked together, toes pointed out, stand and speak, sitting down when > Senior/faculty softball arms at their sides and eyes looking finished. straight ahead. game on Wednesday, Last week they started corps drills September 29 at 6:30 p.m. On the board, guidelines are written and physical fitness, starting with Ship > Extra tassels will be out as a constant reminder. “Bring PT. journal and cadet handbook every day. sold in both cafeterias on “We could do as many as 30 Thursday, September 23, No shower shoes or flip-flops on drill different exercises in 40 minutes,” Liddle days. Push chairs under desk. Every and Friday September 24. said. sentence ends with ‘sir’.” These students not only have On the screen, with no sound, a opportunities inside the classroom, film is showing a drill team, dressed but outside as well. There will be two crisply in navy and white, marching in drill teams and three color guard teams perfect synchronization, while handling FRESHMAN/ that are extra-curricular to the program. guns with flawless accuracy. SOPHOMORE Sophomore Nicolas Morgan is looking These soldiers are Marines. LEADERSHIP RETREAT MSGT. VINCENT LIDDLE explains to his class the importance of forward to the drill team. This is the Marine Corps Junior being honorable and accountable individuals. MCROTC students are “It shows a lot of discipline,” The retreat will be held at Reserve Officer Training Corps, and also taught to uphold Marine core values. Photo by Chris Henderson Morgan said. “You get to lead a team.” when asked to describe the program in Camp Belzer all day on Second semester, students will September 29. one word, Msgt. Vincent Liddle chose sit, with their backs straight in their chairs and eyes have the opportunity to use rifle-range air rifles. Three truth. ahead, ready to absorb their lesson. “That’s what the program offers,” Liddle said. New class leaders are chosen every week by the to five person shooting teams will be selected to go “It’s an investment for the student. It benefits their prior class leader. This gives everyone the opportunity to competition. ONE HEART, Students in this program joined for many future.” to be a leader. ONE MIND different reasons. Freshman Gavin McLure wants to The MCJROTC is a new addition to Warren’s Then, silence reigns as the one dominant factor physical education curriculum aimed at installing about the room. While the teacher is speaking, learn self-discipline. Sophomore Gianni Campbell leadership and citizenship in the program’s 232 the students do not. Their eyes are straight ahead is looking towards his future. Sophomore Nicholas One Heart-One Mind will have a parent brunch on students. paying strict attention to what they are being taught: Morgan looks to pursue a career in the Navy, even Saturday, September 18 from though the class does not recruit. “It gives them a chance for accomplishment,” Liddle the Marine core values of honor, courage and Msgt. Liddle encourages these students to believe 11a.m. to 1 p.m. said. “It teaches them responsibility, accountability, commitment. American citizenship and leadership.” As Msgt. Liddle paces up and down the room, in the program, and many are soaking it in. As soon as the four chimes of the bell cease, the he explains in detail what these values mean to a “The students in here are, as we say in the door is shut. “Good afternoon,” Liddle addresses his marine, stressing the importance of honor and being marines, hard core,” Liddle said. “They have gone through a very tough month of discipline.” class. held accountable for their actions. Standing at attention, the class quickly and BAND The lecture continues as Liddle explains courage This military oriented class may be strict but teaches enthusiastically responds, “Good afternoon, sir.” and commitment, completing the trio of ideals upheld its students what it takes to be a marine, and how to There will be a Marching Upon this greeting, Liddle tells the class leader by not only those in the program, but also by marines better themselves through the principles of honor, Band Contest on Saturday, courage and commitment. for that week, Raven Cosby, to have the class be across the country. September 18, from 4 p.m. seated. As she counts down from 10 to one, they “Be proud of your unit,” Liddle encourages. to 10p.m. by emilyhancock web editor

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SPELL BOWL There will be a practice for the Spell Bowl team on Tuesday, September 21, beginning at 3:05 p.m. in room G219.

COLLEGE FAIR

SENIOR JESSICA POWELL (left) colors a mannequin’s hair in class. Cosmetology students practice on mannequins to get more experience. Senior Emily Kidney (above) styles a clients hair. Students practice various hairstyle techniques on real customers. Photos by Daryl Hollonquest

The Indianapolis Black Alumni Council will feature Historically Black Colleges and Universities on Thursday, September 30, from 6-9 p.m. located at 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


6 Opinion owl staff Editor-in-Chief Emily Abrams Associate Editor Rachel Baxter Web Editor Emily Hancock Opinion Editor Natalie Verhines Features Editor Imani Scott-Smittick Features Staff Jennifer Marvel News Editor Katie Jones News Staff Julia Kittle Nicole Wilson Sports Editor Spencer Garnier Sports Staff Petar Hood Joe Spears Joslyn Cunningham Lifestyles Editor Shelby Rutledge Lifestyles Staff Mercadees Hempel Imani Rameses Alex Martens Sarah Carney Advertisement Olivia Kimsey Photography Editor Taylor Borondy Photography Staff Riley Haab Chris Henderson Cody Petree Cailyn Turner Nick Wilson Daryl Hollonquest Chris Bays Adviser Mr. Mark Haab Principal Mr. Rich Shepler

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School Recycling Effort Should Emphasize Both Paper and Plastic

Warren’s recycling program is a success. With 20 tons of paper hitting recycling bins last year and this year’s 13 tons ready to join in on the action, the program has helped out Warren’s effort to go green immensely. The program’s benefits, besides giving the school an environmental edge and pushing it forward in its effort to go green, include earning money for Community Based Instruction activities. Recycling was introduced into Warren after attention was brought to the vast amount of homework, handouts and more that get tossed into the trash each day. Just the addition of a recycling bin outside and a collection box in every classroom has yielded gigantic results. Along with the recycling of paper, the school has adopted new hand dryers to cut down on paper use in the school bathrooms and has also set plans throughout the township to cut down the number of servers in order to save both energy and money. Despite these efforts made by Warren administration to become more environmentally aware, changes can be made to better benefit both the world and the school, such as supplementing the recycling program to include not only paper, but plastic. Plastic bottles are common around the school, especially since vending machines are no longer forcing students to search for that extra quarter. In an era where environmental awareness is not a passing trend but a significant movement, putting in place more recycling bins for plastics is a necessity. Currently, the school’s only option for plastic recycling is in the Commons cafeteria where two bins are available. This means an entire separate cafeteria is without recycling capabilities, and with trash cans lining the school, most of Warren’s

plastic gets tossed in the garbage. Recycling just one ton of plastic saves 7.4 yards of landfill space, almost 2000 pounds of oil, and, oddly enough, the amount of water one person uses over the span of two months. Frankly, that’s a lot of saving, and Warren Central could really add to the effort. Luckily, Warren’s newest club is moving to meet this problem, among many other green challenges, head-on. The Green Club was created just this year in order to help the high school and its students learn the benefits of green living. Sponsor Bre England says students participating will be able to aid in leading the school to greener pastures, by informing students how to implement eco-friendly living into their lives, help teachers come up with new, inventive ways to be green in the classroom, and even starting the plastic bottle recycling program that could benefit both the school and the earth. This club is a step in the right direction. But that doesn’t mean you have to be a member (especially considering that applications are no longer being accepted) to make a difference. Everyone can lend a hand. Got an extra plastic bottle laying around? Well, avoid the trash cans, and make a stop in the commons cafeteria, or room A110, where Mr. Salemi has been recycling bottles for years. Or start nagging your friends to participate in recycling their paper, because every little sheet counts. The effort to go green is constantly a work in progress. New technologies and trends are changing the face of environmental awareness everyday, and within the high school things are no different. Despite the moves already made to become a more environmentally-friendly school, with the help of students and faculty a greener Warren Central is a distinct possibility.

Thumbs thumbs up to Homecoming! A week of fun, from the Monday off to the Saturday night dance, it was a week to remember. thumbs up to Ryan Murphy, Warren alumni, for taking home the Emmy for Best Director! Warren Gleeks rejoice! thumbs up to Yearbooks coming in! An entire year of your high school career condensed into 208 pages. Ah, memories. thumbs up to The Green Club. Earth, prepare to be saved. thumbs up to The Loveables, AKA Kaylee Branch and Naomi Johnson for winning Warren’s Got Talent and taking home the cash prize. Thumbs up to Our Warriors, defeating Ben Davis with a score of 36 to 0. The perfect end to Homecoming week? A win served on a silver platter.

Thumbs Down tO The sheer power of the school’s new hand-dryers. While we appreciate the cutting down of hand towels, the air is too strong. Not to mention that each time they’re turned on, it sounds like a tornado is forming in the bathroom. Thumbs Down tO The confusion surrounding the lanyards. After not receiving them for over a month, it seems unlikely that they’ll be coming at all. Thumbs Down tO Dress code violations. Leggings are not pants, and no one really wants to see how much junk is in your trunk. Thumbs Down tO Long cafeteria lines. Waiting a millennia for a spicy chicken sandwich? Not fun. Thumbs Down tO The snoozefest that was the Video Music Awards. The performances were blah, and we saw the winners coming from a mile away.

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Is Warren Too Obsessed with Football?

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“I think the student body has a healthy obsession with football because it gives the student body something to rally behind. In my opinion, there is too much money spent toward the football team, however, having the team itself is a very good thing.”

- Jeremiah Mickey, junior

In my opinion, no. I know that our school loves football, but I wouldn’t use the word obsessed. Warren Central has an excellent football team.

- Christa Szilagyi, sophomore

I think that sometimes the school can be a little obsessed, but it’s not bad in the long run. Other sports deserve just as much attention so getting people to go to those matches would help everybody feel the love.

- Joey Spencer, senior

No, I do not. I believe football is a very positive program at Warren Central. It is something we are good at, and something we are known for. I mean, sure, we could put more emphasis on other sports and activities, but I don’t think that means we are too focused on our football program. We should do all we can to support our Warriors.”

- Madi Taylor, sophomore

“Yeah, sports are fun and people do gain certain life skills, but the school completely overlooks other great activities. Warren Central’s Symphony Orchestra is a very involved group; and I rarely hear an announcement about our concerts.”

- Kylie Adkins, junior


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Vic’s Vision by vicwilson

September 17, 2010

Wouldn’t it be great if students could recycle me too?

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Letter from a Leader All right, this is it. I am officially sick and tired of hearing complaints about people who move to this country and do not speak English. I’m not sure why it’s offensive or inconvenient to have directions, signs in public places, or even things like driving exams presented in Spanish, but the fact is that it’s really not just as simple as, “Well, if they want to live here they should speak our language.” Learning a new language, as many of you know, judging by some of the grades I have seen, is not an easy thing to do. It’s even more difficult the older one gets. So when a large number of people migrate from another country to ours, we can usually expect that, for a while, there will be large numbers of people among us who do not speak much or any English. It’s happened before, it’s happening now, and it will probably happen again. It’s one of the prices we pay for living in a country that presents so many opportunities to the people who live here. If you are among those who are worried that English is in danger of taking a back seat to Spanish, forget about it and relax. It’s true that there are a lot of people in the United States at this time who speak Spanish, and that seems to offend the sensibilities of quite a few. This is really nothing new. It’s happened with several other languages throughout our history. This is how the American Way usually works. People from other countries have always made their way into the United States. That’s because it’s a better place to live than most other places. Most of the time it’s barely noticed,

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I change my mind a lot. something. We don’t want the same things Not because I don’t know, but because that we wanted five years ago, and most people I think about more than one thing at a time won’t want the same thing now in ten years. and want to say a lot about those things. For It’s human nature to change your mind. instance, this column. When you stay on one thought for so I must have typed, deleted and re-typed long, you lose perspective. Changing your mind a million times gives you options; it before I settled on revitalizes your mind. something to write I can change my about. One minute mind over and over I want to write again, and I’m perfectly about learning a content with it. At least life lesson about I know that I’m keeping trusting people; the an open mind to new next, I want to write things, old things and about something everything in-between. else. Just because you Finally, after change your outlook by emilyabrams editor-in-chief deleting draft on one thing, doesn’t number one million mean you don’t know and two, I had something to write about. The anything. It just means you’re taking on a new idea was staring at me right in the face. Why not point of view. write about something that I do, and a million So please, if you want to change your other people do, – change their mind? mind about something, then change it. Don’t We all have had a change of mind about let your friends make your decisions for you.

By Gary Roberts, teacher

but now and then there is a relatively large influx of people from some part of the world. Not surprisingly, they normally do not check their own language, culture and traditions at the border. In a short time we suddenly find large numbers of people in our communities speaking a language that we do not understand. Don’t panic! Though many of the adults may never become very, or at all, proficient in English, the kids will. And the younger the kids, the quicker they will learn. Children born in this country will nearly all speak English and, eventually, many will probably speak little, if any, Spanish. That’s just the way it goes. We’ve seen it many times before in the United States. There are places in many cities where everything you see is written in Chinese. Are we worried about that language taking the place of English? I don’t think so. We have Spanishspeaking students at Warren Central who speak English better than some who were born here. Those who arrive as high school students will have a much more difficult time than those who arrive as elementary students, but most who remain here on a permanent basis will do just fine with good old American

Editorial Policy The Warren Owl is a newsmagazine published ten times a year by the Publications staff of Warren Central High School at 9500 E. Sixteenth St., Indpls., In 46229. The Warren Owl is printed by The Daily Reporter of Greenfield, IN. Advertising rates are available upon request by calling (317) 532-6252. The Warren Owl is distributed to more than 3,000 students, faculty and residents in the community. As a student written and edited high school newsmagazine, the Warren Owl will strive to perform three functions: (1) To inform its readers thoroughly and accurately of all events and issues relative to students, staff and community. (2) To provide a forum for student opinions through its editorials and letters to the Editor. (3) To entertain readers with focus and feature items. Student staff members will decide the content of each issue and will write and edit all printed material. Editorials will reflect

English. The greatest strength of this country, and by extension our school, is the diversity that provides the fabric of our culture. There is no country on this planet that is more open to change and willing to accept and absorb new components into our national being. While there is always some resistance to change and things that are new or different, the nature of America is that we are a blend of cultures that has produced a way of life that is as good as or better than anywhere else on Earth. One of the things that I like best about Warren Central is how everyone is a little bit different, and I think we should celebrate the variety that it brings to our day. Not every school is like that, and I really wouldn’t want to work in any of those places. And by the way, in closing, it’s OK for everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance each morning, the National Anthem, or our school fight song. Standing up doesn’t imply agreement with everything for which they stand; it’s just a matter of respect. There are places where you would not have the choice. Here you do and, in my view, that is reason enough to exercise that choice for about twenty seconds each day. We live in a wonderful country and have an amazing school. I hope we all appreciate how lucky we are.

the views of the student staff as a whole, not necessarily the opinions of administration or faculty members. The Warren Owl encourages readers to share comments, suggestions, or complaints by submitting letters to the editor. In order to be considered for publication, letters to the editor must include author’s signature. Names can be withheld from publication only at the request of the author and approval of the editorial board. The editors reserve the right to edit letters for clarification, or for space limitation. Libelous or profane letters will not be published. The Publications staff urges all Warren Central students and staff to use the “Letters to the Editor” as a public forum in the spirit of free speech and press. The Warren Owl is a member of the NSPA, CSPA, Quill & Scroll, and the Indiana High School Press Association.


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WHO IS WARREN’S

by spencergarnier and joslyncunningham sports staff

When it comes to the rivalry we have with Carmel, it can be said the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back occurred on November 28 last year. On that day, Warren defeated the Greyhounds to claim the 5A state championship. Since that game, the floodgates have been opened as far as the rivalry between the two schools. And this is a rivalry that is continuing this year as well. On October 1, the Warriors and the Greyhounds will fight for the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference championship. The fight will be against a coach who is well known to the Warrior nation, Kevin Wright. During the historic four-peat (’03-’06), Wright was the head coach of the Warriors three of the four years. Adding to the coaching change, Carmel has been one of the longest rivals of the Warriors. “Playing against a person who I consider as a friend will be tough,” Defensive coordinator Steve Tutstie said. “Whoever wins this game will be in the driver seat for the MIC championship.” Even though Carmel and Warren Central have a deep-rooted rivalry, Tutsie has “the utmost respect” for his friend, Wright. But not all Warriors have the same sentiments that Tutsie does for Carmel. “They look down on us and while I respect them, I don’t appreciate them for that,” Jeff Massey, Director of Counseling Service Center and former football player and coach said. On the Carmel side of things, Coach Wright knows the October 1 game at Lucas Oil Stadium “intensifies” the rivalry between the two teams, especially considering the history they have on that field. Wright also understands that the game is going to be scrutinized by all persons involved and spectating. “There are going to be really high expectations for

this game,” Wright said. And if the football team is expecting some sympathy from Coach Wright when it comes to the game, they would be mistaken. “I have a loyalty to this team,” Wright said referring to Carmel. So even though Wright was a former Warrior, he is most definitely now a Greyhound. Many fans view this match up as a precursor to state, since it will be a rematch of last year’s state finals. But this football game is not the only thing fueling the Carmel/Warren rivalry. That is because Coach Wright is not the only former Warren coach working for Carmel this year. Coach Scott Heady, our former basketball coach, is now the head basketball coach at Carmel. Between Heady and Wright changing sides this year, the rivalry has intensified greatly. So the rivalry between Warren and Carmel has more faces than just football. The overall rivalry includes not only football, but basketball, and even the students themselves. This rivalry has become enormous since the Warriors took down the state title last year with the controversial “force out” call. And it looks like it is going to continue strong this year as well. But the Warren/Carmel rivalry is not the only one on the block. The Warriors also share a longtime rivalry with, cross town rival, Ben Davis. When most sports fans think of rivalry trophies, they think of Purdue and Indiana University’s Old Oaken Bucket or Carmel and Center Grove’s Copper Kettle. Those fans can now think about adding the Rivalry Cup to their list. The East side-West side rivalry between the Warriors and the Ben Davis Giants will be a little more intense for future years. The history of the rivalry will be imprinted on a trophy that will go to the winner of each game for years to come.

Forty years ago, the Warriors dominated almost every game against the Giants, but the actual rivalry did not heat up until the past 15 years when the Giants gained their confidence and improved their team play enough to begin winning games against Warren. “Back in the day, in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, our rivalry was with Carmel,” Athletic director Marques Clayton said. “Ben Davis didn’t truly start beating us until the ‘90s.” In the opinion of Clayton, a rivalry doesn’t become a true rivalry until the other team begins winning. In this case, the other team is the Ben Davis Giants. “Back when we played against them, they were terrible,” Massey said. “We used to kill them.” From 1991-2001 Ben Davis won 13 straight times, but from 2002-2009 Warren dominated winning 12 out of the 13 games played. Six out of seven regional games played were the deciding factor of the State champion. Four of the games belong to us, and the other two the Giants won. “We are the two most dominant programs in the state,” Clayton said. “None of the other schools can even try to mirror us.” The previous two seasons are considered to be the most competitive years that the rivalry has ever seen. Both games had high final scores and each team played very physical football. Ben Davis’ head coach Mike Kirschner was a position coach here in the Warrior nation. Ben Davis and Warren Central always has been and always will be “The Game”, and this year was no different. The two teams faced off at our homecoming and the Warriors destroyed the Giants 36 to nothing. The possibility of adding an actual Rivalry Cup to the mix will make the competition a little more entertaining for future years. With the thought of an official trophy, many think the statewide battle will finally get back to the way it should be.

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We asked around the Warrior Nation to see who you think is our biggest rival: Ben Davis or Carmel?

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I would definitely have to say Ben Davis. I mean sure Carmel is a good opponent, but Warriors just get excited when we play Ben Davis. That’s simply because they’re our biggest rival and we’re always looking for ways to crush those giants. -Junior Rebekah Hodge

I would have to say that Ben Davis is our biggest rival because no matter what sport, the athletes, coaches, and fans will always be ready for an exciting game. -Senior Dylan Sheldon

Ben Davis is our biggest rival because there is always and east side/ west side rivalry -Senior Andrew Chorpenning

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Carmel because we played them in state last year, and we both have strong teams this year. -Junior Brandon Adkins

I think Camel because Ben Davis doesn’t seem to be as strong this year, but we’ll see who the real rival is once Warren plays Carmel. -Sophomore Ivana Nikic Carmel because Ben Davis is just a football rival, and Carmel is much bigger. People in Carmel don’t like the East side. Warren Central competes against Carmel in every aspect possible. -Senior Elijah De St Jeor

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(Left) seniors from last year paint up at the Carmel/ Warren state game. (Below) Last year’s starting quarter back Derek Hart celebrates after the winning touchdown.

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(Above) seniors paint up during the Warren/ Ben Davis game on September 10. (Left) Senior Anthony Davis breaks a tackle during the Ben Davis/ Warren game. (Right) Warren cheerleaders hold up a sign that the football players run through before the game begins.

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meet senior anthony davis

Question : What’s your most embarrassing moment? Answer: I was in the 3rd grade and it was really snowy. I was running out to the bus when I tripped and face planted and I slid under the bus. Question: How does it feel to finally be a senior? Answer: It feels great because I’m really going to enjoy this last year and it’s been a lot of fun already.

Question: How has the school changed since you were a freshman? Answer: The tardy room, no teacher assistants and the cafeterias were remodeled.

Question: What’s the best part about being on the football team? Answer: You become a family. It gives you memories you will never forget, and of course being a state champion.

Anthony’s favorites Color Red

Music R&B, Hip Hop

Book Series of Unfortunate Events

Animal Tiger

Movie The Wood

Food Salmon

TV show The Office

Game Football


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the Gamers Reach Gutter for new Halo Wizard of Oz by sarahcarney lifestyles staff

Since its release in 2001, “Halo” has become a cultural phenomenon, but my experience of “Halo” has not gone further than the occasional game with my obsessed older brother. It is easy to see how “Halo” has and continues to draw in millions of fans. “Halo” had better and more precise controls than other first-person shooter, and quickly became the poster boy for first-person shooters. “Halo 2” took the game to new heights and sales records. With over $125 million earned in the first 24 hours of the “Halo 2” release, it broke records in both the gaming and entertainment industries for first day sales. The success of “Halo 2” was due largely to its online multiplayer mode. Xbox Live connected “Halo” gamers with people all over the world. Players organized teams to stage battles, race, and fight evil aliens. “Halo 3” added Forge Mode allowing players to customize maps. Forge Mode made game play personal and more varied. Maps could also be shared with other online players, furthering the social aspect of “Halo.”      Combining enhanced graphics, Forge Mode, and online play “Halo Reach” seems to be a fine-tuned mash-up of its three predecessors. It depicts the fall of Reach, a world between Earth and vicious aliens. “Halo: Reach” is the prequel to “Halo,” and depicts the events leading up to the “Halo” story line. New multiplayer modes such as “Gruntocalypse,” a mode in which slayers kill wave after wave of little aliens called Grunts can serve as fun practice rounds. These are especially useful to noobs like me who have little “Halo” experience. One of the biggest changes in “Halo: Reach” from past “Halo” games is character appearance, which now depends on a point system. Points are earned by playing online and can be used to purchase different types of armor that serve as power-ups.  Armor is necessary if players wish to have special abilities since there are no longer pick-ups in the game so enhancements such as super-speed and invisibility are only available through armor. “Halo” fans who have not made it to the store yet should anticipate a huge five-part map called Forge World that can be customized with more precise tools than in “Halo 3.” The map is so large that players are recommended to use a Banshee to get around. Although game play should be amazing, doubts have arisen about a satisfactory ending to the game. “Reach” falls regardless of how well players do. It will be interesting to see how Bungie, the developer of “Halo,” manages to make players feel as if they’ve won when their character has lost. Bungie pulled out all of the stops for its final addition to “Halo,” and is sure to please avid “Halo” fans and new players. “Halo Reach” came out on September 14 and is sure to break as many records as its three predecessors.

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Not a Halo fan? Check out some other new releases Music Linkin Park “A Thousand Suns” - September 14 Weezer “Hurley” - September 14 Maroon 5 “Hands All Over”- September 21 Ice Cube “I am the West”- September 28 T.I. “King Uncaged”- September 28 Zach Brown Band “You Get What You Give”- September 21 Kenny Chesney “Hemingway’s Whiskey” - September 28

Video Games “Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock” - September 28 “Dead Rising 2” - September 28 “Sean White Skateboarding” - September 28

Books “Fallout” by Ellen Hopkins - September 14 “Safe Haven” by Nicolas Sparks - September 14 “Torment” by Loren Kate - September 28 “Don’t Blink” by James Patterson - September 27 The Fall by Guillermo Del Toro - September 21

DVD “Letters to Juliet” - September 14 “Robin Hood” - September 21 “Get Him to the Greek” - September 28 “Iron Man 2” - September 28

Buddy Ebson, the original Tin Man, suffered an allergic reaction to the aluminum dust in the silver makeup and was replaced by Jack Haley. Judy Garland was paid $35 a week for her role as Dorothy, whereas Toto was paid $125 a week.

Toto was a female Cairn named Terry. Originally the role Bertthe Lahr’s inspiration for his of Cowardly role as the Cowardly Lion came Lion was going from Curly Howard, one of the to be filled with an Three Stooges. Dorothy’s hair changed length throughout the movie. The Horse of Different colors was dyed with flavored gelatin, and appeared in six different colors: green, blue, orange, red, yellow and violet. Originally, the part of the Cowardly Lion was to be played by an actual lion, but that idea was given up when Bert Lahr was considered for the role. In the book, the slippers are silver, not red. In 1990, the Wizard of Oz was honored on a Postage Stamp. The Tin Man’s oil was actually chocolate syrup. Judy Garland’s dress and blouse were pale pink, not white. White did not photograph properly in Technicolor and made her checkered dress look too bright. During WWII Australian troops used “We’re Off to See the Wizard” as their marching song.


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“The Event” is a high action thriller following an average citizen Sean Walker (Jason Ritter) who starred in the movie “Swimfan” if your familiar with thrillers, who decides to investigate the case of his missing fiancé. However, as the story moves forward, he begins to realize he might be in the middle of revealing the largest cover up by the US government. NBC is extremely careful with the information revealing the secrets of the show, however some of the familiar faces might see are Scott Paterson (“Gilmore Girls”), and Laura Innes (“ER”). “The Event” will be one interesting show that will have families across the country wondering, what happened? Follow it Mondays starting September 20. Jimmy Chance is not a family man. He lives with his grandmother and skims pools for a living. After learning that a recent flame was pregnant, he has to wise-up real quick. “Raising Hope” follows Jimmy (Lucas Nuff) and his family’s hilarious journey of bringing up a child. Along for the ride are Jimmy’s Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman), his mother Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and his father Burt (Garret Dillahunt.) This dysfunctional family has a lot to learn about raising a child and stepping up to take charge. Look for “Raising Hope” when it premiers September 21 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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A vacation turned dire after a plane crash in the Amazon, and the family is feeling the after effects. In a plot-twist that resembles countless childrens’ books, the Powells develop superhuman powers. Jim (Micheal Chiklis) has a boring job as a sketch artist, and it has him feeling inferior to his crime fighting colleagues. However, after learning of his of his new abilities, he attacks superior strength head-on in an attempt to learn control and focus the power. His wife Stephanie (Julie Benz) is an awardwinning scientist who takes a more rational approach to her ability. She entrusts the secret to her lab assistant and begins to do tests on her new found quickness. JJ and Daphne (Jimmy Bennett and Kay Panabaker), their children, battle awkward adolescence and the new powers. JJ, who has a learning disability, suddenly has the mind of a genius, and Daphne finds she can now read her shallow friends’ minds. “No Ordinary Family” may prove itself come time, but right now it seems like a mash-up of previous superhero movies and television, and a bad one at that.

“Blue Bloods” is a brand new show on CBS that takes a new look on how a multigeneration family of cops and how far they are willing to cross the line for the law. Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) is the oldest of the family and has to sit on his Irish anger while dealing with issues that come with being the New York City Chief of Police. His son, Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) is a modern family man who uses some arguable tactics to solve cases. However, the one problem with the show is that it leans towards the older generation, making it appear to be a slower drama and with fewer thrills. The main character of the show is Jamie (Will Estes), the youngest in the family, just graduated from Harvard Law, and went straight into the police force. His performance does not seem to be first class, and might seem to bore more then keep the audience excited. As the season goes on, the show will reveal more about the family’s secret legacy.

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CBS NCIS: Los Angeles (Tuesday) NCIS (Tuesday) The Good Wife (Tuesday) Survivor (Wednesday) Criminal Minds (Wednesday) The Big Bang Theory (Thursday) The Mentalist (Thursday) Medium (Friday) CSI: NY (Friday) The Amazing Race (Sunday)

NBC Chuck (Monday) Parenthood (Tuesday) The Biggest Loser (Tuesday) 30 Rock (Thursday) The Office (Thursday) The Apprentice (Thursday)

ABC Dancing With the Stars (Monday) Cougar Town (Wednesday) Modern Family (Wednesday) Grey’s Anatomy (Thursday)

CW Gossip Girl (Monday) One Tree Hill (Tuesday) Life Unexpected (Tuesday) Next Top Model (Tuesday) Vampire Diaries (Thursdays) Smallville (Friday) Supernatural (Friday)

Fox House, M.D (Monday) Glee (Tuesday) Lie to Me (Wednesday) Hell’s Kitchen (Wednesday) Fringe (Thursday) Bones (Thursday) Family Guy (Sunday)

Other New Shows

Hellcats (Wednesday) Nikita (Thursday)

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Returners

Detroit (Tuesday) Better with You (Wednesday) My Generation (Thursday) Body of Proof (Friday)

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Lone Star (Monday) Running Wilde (Tuesday)

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Mike and Molly (Monday) Hawaii Five-0 (Monday) The Defenders (Wednesday)

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Chase (Monday) Undercovers (Wednesday) Law Order L.A. (Wednesday) Outsourced (Thursday) School Pride (Friday) Outlaw (Friday)


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Girls get ready to defend sectional title by petarhood sports staff Last year the volleyball team made great improvements by winning the school’s fourth sectional title, but this year they will be looking to take the team to the next level and compete for a state championship. The team was not satisfied after winning their first sectional title in 22 years last season. They came into this season focused and ready to get back on the court, and it has shown with their early season play. The girls are off to a sizzling start, going 12-3 through their first 15 matches. It’s a very difficult task to win a sectional championship, but it’s even more of a challenge to defend that title. Head coach Dan Hagist is well aware of that. “It’s definitely more difficult the second time, people know us now,” Hagist said. “They will be scouting us even harder.” Despite the girls hot start this season, they are not laying back. Sophomore Casey Clark is a big reason for the team’s success thus far. Clark, who played a big part in last year’s team, is enjoying an outstanding season, and she too has high hopes for the team, but continues to remain focused. “We just need to work hard in practice and take it one game at a time,” Clark said. Also contributing to the team’s success so

far has been seniors Sarah Johnson, Caleesha Jafe and junior Nikki Thompson. These girls will be sure play pivotal roles as the season goes on. The girls are looking not only to continue what they are doing, but to improve as the season goes on. “We need to work harder in practice and stay focused,” Hagist said Clark and her teammates are doing as much as possible to do just that. “We are taking practices a lot more seriously,” Clark said. The girls are going to have to improve throughout the season, as their sectional could be as tough as ever. Among some of the teams they could face are Cathedral, Lawrence North, Lawrence Central and top-ranked Muncie Central. However, the girls are confident in their abilities to advance on. “My goal for the team is to win state,” Clark said. The Warriors are a confident group, and the superb start they have had to their season only helps their confidence. But the girls know there are improvements to be made. Under the direction of coach Hagist, the girls will be looking to win the school’s first ever regional championship. The excitement is building for the ladies and coach Hagist as they look to take the team to places its never been before.

TWO lady warriors elevate at the net looking to score. The girls are off to a 13-3 start this season.

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Improving tennis team leaves difficult schedule in the dust, works to continue their roll by joespears sports staff

sophomore hayden wiesinger serves in a recent match against Arsenal Tech. The boys are off to a 5-5 start this season. Photos by Cailyn Turner

A tough schedule has put the boys tennis team in a very uncomfortable position. Having a strong schedule has not helped the boys with their recent problems. They faced some of the strongest teams in state including Cathedral, Heritage Christian and Noblesville. All beat them 4-1. The new coaching staff as well as the players hopes that everything will turn around as they head into the middle of their season. “A lot of people came back from last year’s team,” senior Dylan Sheldon said. “We are experienced and have a good core.” Going to Perry Meridian on September 1 would be the first challenge for the boys as they tried to get back on the right track. However, they could not pull out the victory losing 4-1. The only victory for the Warriors was Sheldon ,who won both sets of his match 6-0. Arsenal Tech was the next match for the boys on September 7. With a strong performance, the boys dominated the event winning 5-0

and dominating all their matches. Senior Greg Gallagher and junior Paul White dominated in their number one doubles match winning 6-1 6-1. Lutheran would be the next test for the boys on September 9. It was not much of test for the Warriors as they easily dominated and won the event 5-0. “ The season is going well so far,” Coach Jason Wagner said. “ The boys keep playing hard.” Scecina was not much of a challenge for the boys as they easily dominated winning 5-0. It was a total team effort as the boys extended their win streak to three wins.* One of the big goals for the boys is to win the MIC tournament. Last year they finished last and hope to improve after the horrible finish. A more experienced team could do this for the boys as they how hard it is and what is needed to help them win the tournament. “Realistically, I want to place in the top five since the finished in last place last year,” Wagner said.


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Warren brings rival Giants down to size Warriors dominate bitter rival Ben Davis Giants in big win by joslyncunningham sports staff

Davis Giant right before halftime, senior Desmonde Cruce kept them from scoring by stealing an interception. By the end of the Normally when Homecoming comes first half, the Warriors managed to score 21 around, the Warrior Nation expects an opponent points. like Terre Haute South or North Central, but The last two quarters were no different. this year was a tad bit different. This year, the The defensive linemen had numerous boys faced one of sacks and stops. their biggest rivals The Giants’ in the state, the Ben quarterback was We are the two most dominant Davis Giants. 1-12 and that “Knowing that programs in the state. None of one pass was it was Ben Davis, we only complete the other schools can even try worked way harder for 11 yards. to mirror us. because we know Every time Ben what the rivalry Davis got inside m e a n s ,” s e n i o r the red zone, the Marques Clayton, Clarence Hayes defense stopped Athletic Director said. them. The two After the third sides worked week of the season, together to put many were a little an overall 36 sketchy of how the Warriors would match up points on the board, while the Giants did not with the Giants. Ben Davis was 3-0 after that score at all. week while Warren was only 2-1. “Our defense came out and jumped on When 7:00 rolled around, the Warriors them,” senior Kris Harley said. “We were way strutted out of the locker room with all the more physical and we dominated.” swag that was necessary to compete with the After this remarkable win, the team is now Giants. feeling more comfortable about the rest of the The defense was first on the field, and three season. downs later the offense took over. The first play “This win makes me feel more confident that the offense touched the ball, junior Deionte about our team,” Hayes said. “We have a pretty Buckley ran back a 40-yard touchdown. After good chance of making it all the way and maybe that, there was no looking back. even repeating.” By the end of the first quarter, the Warriors were up 14 to 0. After a 71-yard run by a Ben

senior anthony davis breaks a tackle as he rushes toward the end zone against Ben Davis. Davis has been a break out star for the Warriors and is the leading rusher on the team.

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Despite tough conference, girls soccer team pushes forward by joespears sports staff Several tough losses are no surprise with the kind of schedule the girls soccer team has. “Our schedule is always tough,” Head coach Gary Roberts said. “We play in one of the strongest conferences in the state.” Playing in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference would be hard for any team. With teams like Carmel, North Central and Lawrence North in the mix, every game presents a challenge. The non-conference schedule for the girls is also tough. Having to play New Palestine and Westfield is always a challenge. They lost both games with scores of 0-5 to New Palestine and 0-4 to Westfield. A total team effort will be needed if the girls wish to have a successful conference record. Players such as freshman Amelia Carney do a lot for the girls as she starts varsity. Coach Roberts believes she has a bright future ahead of her. Many of the players who were injured are also returning for the girls. Players like freshman Kristin Zumbrunn and sophomore Sydney Ferbrache will make a huge impact as they get back in the game. However, players such as sophomores Jessica Greiner and Rebekah Pack

will be missed, as they cannot contribute to the team with season ending injuries. With key components of the team missing due to injury, the Lady Warriors took on the Carmel Greyhounds for their first conference game. The girls played strong throughout the whole game and held the number two team in the state to two goals. However, the girls could not pull out the upset as they lost 2-0. North Central would be the next big test for the Lady Warriors as the 14-ranked Panthers came to Warren. After North Central scored to make it 1-0, the girls had to push the ball up the field to score. With only 38 seconds left junior Sarah Huh scored the game tying-goal. “We are getting better, but our results just don’t show it since we are facing good teams,” Coach Roberts said. The girls hope that the momentum from their previous win will carry them throughout the rest of the regular season. A few conference games are left for the lady Warriors as they look towards winning sectionals.

Senior Goalkeeper Emily McGuire, 1, stops a Carmel forward from scoring on a corner kick during the game. The Lady Warriors lost 2-0 to Carmel on September 1, but have come back strong.

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Boys look to remain one of top teams in the state Led by seniors, boys cross country looks to avenge last season’s semi-state loss and defend their regional title by alyssajennings sports staff

Several warriors look to finish strong during one of their meets. The boys are off to 44-12 start as they look to defend their regional title from last season. Photos by Taylor Borondy

The boys’ cross country team is continuing their success this year with a 44-12 record. Leader of the team is senior Sean O’Brien. O’Brien has became the fifth fastest Warren Central runner in the Annual WCXC Camp Handicapped Run and holds 7th place with the fastest time of any runner in the state. O’Brien completed the 2.65 mile race in 13:39 minutes. O’Brien also became the fifth fastest Warren Central runner in the 3.05 mile race in the WCXC Camp Blizzard Run. His time was 16:10.

“Sean has started off the year very strong. He has a chance to become an All-State runner,” Coach Joe Brooks said. Other leaders of the team include junior Cody Stone, junior Brandon Smith, senior Donny Graham and sophomore Johnny Wert. The boys beat Roncalli in the Roncalli Dual with a score of 19-40 last week. They also placed second out of 15 teams in the Maconaquah Invitational last Saturday. The boys biggest competition this year is Franklin Central, Carmel, North Central and Lawrence Central. They are looking forward to their biggest meets, which include Flash

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Rock, County, MIC and SemiState. “This years team is very similar to last years team,” Brooks said. “We need to close the time gap between our number 4 and 5 runners in order to become a top 10 team in State.” Brooks is planning on leading the team to another Sectional and Regional championship this year. The team goal is to qualify for state by placing in the top six at semi-state. This Saturday the boys will take on 43 teams in the Flash-Rock Invitational in Carmel beginning at 9 a.m.

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Sarah Johnson Senior Setter 202 Attacks 101 Kills .426 - Hit % 61 Digs 48 Blocks (8 solo, 40 assisted) “Throughout the season we’ve had some rough patches, but we learn from our mistakes. We want to be one of the best teams in the state.”

Junior Sarah Perun drives the ball off the tee during a recent meet. The girls have played well this season, and will look to continue their momentum into the postseason. Photo by Cody Petree


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Do we really need rivalries? by spencergarnier sports editor As a Red Sox fan, I am expected to hate everything about the Yankees. And while I’m not the biggest supporter of the Bronx Bombers, I do respect many of their players, past and current alike. But why is it that society believes I have to hate the Yankees? The simple answer is rivalries. The Sox and the Yankees are two of the biggest rivals in the sporting world. And rivalries just like this one exist on every single level in athletics: professional, collegiate, and high school. And when some rivalries become extremely intense, the question we ask is whether or not rivalries are good for sports. There is a strong case for them being bad, in that some rivalries create tensions that sprouted into violence in the past. This violence can range from the meager, such as a scuffle between basketball players, to the severe, such as 13 people getting trampled to death during a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Zimbabwe and South Africa. One of the worst instances of sporting violence was the2004 brawl between the Pacers, the Pistons and eventually several Pistons fans. I was watching that infamous game, now known as “The Malice at the Palace”, and I couldn’t believe what was unfolding before my eyes. Because of the Pacers/ Pistons fight, players were suspended, the NBA was cast in a negative light, and the Pacers are still reeling from repercussions that occurred. But rivalries don’t just cause problems in the pros, it trickles down to the collegiate and high school levels. Fights occur on the field quite often in college football games, and here at Warren they are known to occur outside of the field, especially when playing Ben Davis. However, rivalries aren’t all bad. They help fuel sports as a whole. Without rivalries, the sporting world would be a bland, emotion-less place. The most fun I’ve ever had watching the Red Sox was when they were in the heated 2004 American League Championship Series, against their bitter rivals, the Yankees. The rivalry between the two teams made for a much better series, especially when the Red Sox came back from three games down. If rivalries exist, then those instances of violence probably wouldn’t have occurred. But then sports would be boring. So as we prepare to take on Carmel for the first time since last year’s victory at state, we have to keep the rivalry in mind. Yes, our rivals might make us angry from time to time (sometimes to the point of throwing a haymaker), they are really making the game more enjoyable. How much fun would someone have watching a game where everybody liked each other? So rivalries, good or bad? Even if they can get a little messy sometimes, we have to have them to keep the excitement going.

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Junior andres montes dribbles the ball through the Carmel defense. The boys would go on to lose that game, but have won two games so far this season. Photos by Chris Henderson by petarhood sports staff The boys soccer team’s season is under way and as their season moves closer and closer to sectionals, the Warriors are steadily improving. The Warriors began their season with a pair of close road losses against Greenfield Central and Park Tudor. It looked like it might have been another long season for the boys soccer team, but the Warriors fought back. They rebounded with an outstanding comeback victory against Mount Vernon, the same team that eliminated from sectionals last year. Junior Andrew Rea scored a goal to tie the game with two minutes left, and then senior captain Matt Ernst won the game with a penalty kick with just 30 seconds left. The Warriors next test would be a big one as they were set to host one of the best teams in the state, the Carmel Greyhounds. Warren gave it their best effort, but the speed and skill of Carmel were too much for the boys. They walked away with a 0-7 loss, but remained confident. Their next game was against Cardinal Ritter and it was evident from the beginning, the Warriors would not be denied that night. War ren dominated Ritter, winning 5-0. Junior Andres Montes scored three goals in

the win. Senior goalie Nick Phelps, and sophomore goalie Austin Abbett combined to shutout the Raiders to earn Warren’s second victory of the season. Warren’s next game, however, was against one of the top teams in the state, as North Central visited the Warriors. Warren could not win their second in a row, losing 0-4. The boys next game was at the Center Grove Trojans. Despite a good effort, the boys lost 1-0. Then the boys continued their road swing with a 4-0 loss at Perry Meridian. The next game for the Warriors was against rival Ben Davis. Warren tied the Giants 1-1 on a goal by freshman Brando Romero. Now that the boys have won a couple of games, head coach AJ McAdams knows what to expect from his team. “Last year we didn’t win a game in

conference,” McAdams said. “We have to win a conference game this year.” The boys have won a couple of games so far this season, but are continuing to improve. They want to be as good as they can be when the season ends. “We’re getting better,” McAdams said. “We have a much better mentality this year.” Individual boys have also stood out this season for the Warriors. Warren has a young team, with only six seniors, but younger players have stepped up. For example sophomore Joe Montes and freshman Luis McDonald have played big roles on this year’s team. While individuals have played well, the boys knows it will take a team effort to win their sectional, but they have big dreams they hope to achieve.


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