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Amiela Canin//Photographer and Writer
Message to our readers:
We would like to take the time to address the very real issue of child labor and how it affects the world. Our staff members chose child labor as the cover story because not only is the World Day Against Child Labor is coming up on June 12th, but also because we feel it is necessary to bring attention to our readers about this issue and to shine a light on all the children who deserve to be protected from child labor and other crimes against human rights, regardless of the date. Around ten million children are currently employed in dangerous fields of labor such as drug-trafficking and sex work in the world. If you would like to participate in stopping child labor please contact the Child Labor Coalition at stopchildlabor.org, the Human Rights Education Associates at hrea.org, or other organizations. Thank you for your time and we hope you enjoy this special issue.
Stephon Berry//Writer and Designer
-Sincerely, The Flipside Staff
What’s On Our Minds by Jessica Dueling
Over the year West High’s parking lots, specifically the backlot, have become progressively more packed as students get their licenses. This has created a sort of parking lot armageddon as students desperately try to find a place to park before the dreaded bell rings signalling students to be in class. This makes parking a living nightmare to find. Students are irritated with constant flow of tickets for parking along the fence when there is no parking in the first place. We chose this as our topic because some members on staff have had to find unfortunate tickets placed on their windshield along with the many other students who drive at West High. It’s obvious that West needs more parking but it is unfair how students will get fined for parking in any available space when there is no actual parking spots left. Most students are getting fined for blocking the buses, but why isn’t there markers that show students where they can’t park in places that would be blocking buses? Students should not be fined and then pulled out of class to move their car when it all could’ve been avoided in the first place with road markers. Another problem is that the school isn’t as strict as they could be about underclassmen parking in backlot. There are spaces in the front lot for underclassmen to park so it would make more sense for them to park there but like everyone else kids are drawn to the back parking lot like moths to a flame. This creates overcrowding that could also be avoided if they were more persistent with the underclassmen parking in the front lot. Granted the administration is probably as irritated as we are because they are trying to deal with this problem as efficiently as possible, on top of having to deal with students come in and complain about getting ticketed. Staff members voted a 3-4 against ticketing students for parking along the fence. Since the year is almost over all the students of West can do is to deal with it as best they can because it is more than likely that this problem will be solved by next year. So staff would like to say that even though the situation is less than ideal, hold out for just roughly two more weeks and enjoy not having to park at West over the next three months. -Editorial Staff
In The Streets: by Amiela Canin
Above: one of the narrow streets characteristic of Italian towns. small photos, clockwise from top left: the dome of St. Peterâ€™s Basilica in the Vatican City; inside St. Peterâ€™s; a feudal castle; the Roman Fo- rum, the center of the ancient city; the Duomo of Orvieto; our favorite Italian pizza Left: the medieval quarter of Orvi- eto on the edge of the cliff
The Artists Jessica Dueling
One of her pieces in the show: Acorn Necklace.Where did she get the idea for it: gift to Jenny, Metal’s teacher, “I’ve always wanted to do something with acorns and I wanted to put something inside of it so that was the tree part”. Fav. Medium: Metals. Why?: “You get to use fire”, “There is a lot of thought process that goes into it”. Art classes taken at West?: Metalworking, drawing, and ceramics. What would say to kids who don’t believe they are talented enough to be in an art class?: “Definitely do it, there is no way you can come away with it without getting something from it”, “If art isn’t your thing, you definitely learn something about yourself in the process so you should take them”
Sarah Strub ‘12 standing beside her stained glass lamp.
Piece in the show: Stained Glass Lamp. Why did you decide to create a lamp?: “I had already done a big wall hanging piece and wanted to do something different and Jenny suggested a lamp and It sounded like fun.”. Fav. Medium,Why?: “My favorite medium is either water color or stain glass. I like the way water color looks and how the colors blend together well. But i also like stain glass because of how simple your designs have to be which gives people like me who aren’t amazing drawers the chance to make really cool things”. Art classes taken at west?: “I took ceramics and exploratory art. Oh and I took a bunch of sewing classes.” What would say to kids who don’t believe they are talented enough to be in an art class?: “I would tell everyone to take an art class it doesn’t matter if you’re good or not. I was so scared when I signed up for exploratory art because I’m not the best at drawing but I loved it. I met new friends in the class and discovered I loved watercolors and am pretty good at it. I even have two framed! The art classes are really formed to your ability so you never will feel like it’s over your head.”
Leah DeMatta ‘12 holding up her ceramics piece.
Fourth hour is the longest open hour,” Addy Riley ‘13
Your “Spend time with these beautiful people(Allie Gilbaugh ‘12 and Brett Guerra ‘12).” Maria Ganan ‘12
Favorite Open Hour? by Katherine Dugal
1st Open: 8% 2nd Open: 2%
7th Open: 30%
3rd Open: 14%
4th Open: 31% 6th Open: 7%
5th Open: 8%
9-5 At 5 Years Old
Where In The World
by Stephon Berry
Child labour is a phrase completely subject to your frame of reference. It’s a word that holds many different connotations, pertinent to many different people. Regardless of what you hold as child labour, it’s obvious that it’s underexposed, and most of the time the children extremely under represented by the government they rely on to protect them. This is the Group we’d like to highlight. Sex trafficking is a topic we often hear of, but not often enough and never in enough detail. Horrid accounts of abuse in sex trafficking are often relayed to us via television on networks such as MSNBC News. Accompanied by the face or voice of someone who was a victim of the trade and are now happily saved because of programs such as The Polaris Project. But as we know there are places in the world where children don’t have those essential programs that make the difference between their enslavement or freedom, nor do they have the voice to scream and ask someone for help for fear of repercussions sure to be enacted by their enslavers. In places such as China, the Philippines, India, South America, And even some places in the U.S, this is the case. Poverty and high unemployment in many countries force family to sell their children into sex slavery. In the Philippines government officials estimate that 60,000100,000 children are trafficked annually, most of which are little girls and teens ranging from the ages of 14-16. They have an increasing population of trafficked children growing at an annual rate of about 3,226. Landing the Philippines a fourth place ranking in terms of countries with the highest numbers of prostituted children. Labour trafficking is a much less spoken of issue in the media, though there are a lot more children currently engaged in it, than in sex trafficking, an estimated 158 million children from the ages of 5-14 to the date. Popular literature, such as Iqbal, has in late years sparked an interest in labor trafficking that fizzles all too soon after.Very often families living in debt have to sell their children into the labor circuit to pay off their own arrears. That child may work for the rest of their teen years (5-21) under the impression that they’ve yet to earn enough to pay off a deficit that was accumulated by their guardians, and long ago remedied in grueling hours of unregulated labor. Organizations such as the International Labor Organization(ILO),and UNICEF, work to bring an end to child labor by providing education to impoverished communities around the world, and instill
China & Korea
[Colombia&Honduras] ing in parents the sense that education can be more advantageous for children, than labor that child may offer as a supplement to a families low income.Currently 29 countries participate in UNICEF’s Joyful Learning Initiative which works to do just so, but sadly that isn’t enough. Sadly there are still more children involved in slavery today, than there were slaves at the height of the transatlantic slave trade. This is why they need you. These children are no different than your little brothers and sisters, your cousins, nephews and nieces. They’re faceless, voiceless, and helpless, and they need someone like you to speak up, or just quiet down, because with all the pointless noise it’s really hard to hear them. If you would give up your voice for one day, you could give one to a child who desperately needs it. So spread the word, and then say no words on 6/12/12 for World Day Against Child Labour. To learn more and get involved please visit PolarisProject.org Or ILO.org and like it on facebook at 12-June World Day Against Child Labour. If you are/know someone who is being trafficked or have legitimate suspicions please contact the trafficking hotline at 1-888-3737-888.
the industrial economy is a fast growing one in china and to feed their fast growing industry they need bricks, which have been found, in some cases, to be made by child labourers.
Coffee beans are commonly imported from south american countries such as Colombia, and honduras.
Pakistan & India The popular 2001 novel Iqbal first brought international recognition to the mid-eastern carpet trade labor scandal.
Sierra Leone& Angola
Cameroon and Ghana are places often saught afterfor their cheap child labor and their abundance of cocoa beans.
Blood diamond is a common term , and no country knows so well the crushing effects that come with blood diamonds as Sierra Leone. During their civil war blood diamonds fueled guerilla forces . Many children were taken from their families and used as excavators to secure these diamonds. COMPILED BY// ASHTON ART BY// ASHTON DUNCAN
Classmen Epectations by Stephon Berry There’s a formula to life. 20% ^ expectation + 10% :) + 70% real life= :( :( :(, sprinkle on some fairy dust and you’ve got a year in high school. Don’t believe me? Think back to when you first entered a high school. I’ve been in millions of them (respect the hyperbole), and they’re pretty much all the same. The first day, you transfer in from JH or [insert name here] high school (we are the question marks!), all the faces in the office smiling. Their exigency in catering to your every need is like a breath of fresh air. Then the first day of high school, ‘What’s your name, and why are you not in class right now?’ and instead of sipping down fresh air you’re now choking on someone’s gnarly butt bomb(fart) seething through your teeth to keep as much out as possible. Seriously, at least that’s how it goes for me. Hopefully the trend doesn’t continue, cause as the saying goes “high school, the best years of our lives” . Wait, I take that back. Who wants to peak in high school? but let’s at least hope for some memorable quotes, and one unforgettable night!
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West Soccer by Katherine Dugal
Down the field bodies are moving with intensity, both teams after the same thing, the ball. With one kick that sends the ball into the goal the crowd goes crazy, and the team runs with joy to their teammate in celebration.Yes this is the reaction to a goal scored in soccer by our West High boys and girls soccer team. As fans we see the success and loss of a game, but we truly don’t see the work behind the team. With both teams having gone so far in their last season; Girls ending their season as runner up in the state finals, and the boys finishing theirs third place at state. For them, the previous year always harbours a lot of motivation, and higher expectations but what does the team do with those expectations and how do they plan to reach them.
“So far our season is going great! I’m so proud of our soccer team and how far we have come this year. We’ve really grown and learned to work with one another. We still have some things to work on before regionals come. I think a main goal for us this year is to do as well as we did last year in the state tournament. we hope to make it to finals again this year, but win it this time! we are taking it one game at a time, however, and continuing to work hard and improve.” Allie Peterson ‘14
“For this season we first wanted to beat City and then win the conference. We’ve done both of those and next we want to make it to the state final. We worked really hard to get to this point and we have a very good chance this year. On game days I try to go through my day with the same routine so nothing unexpected happens. we prepare as much as we can during practice and after that it basically comes down to who wants it more during a game.” Jeremy Dolder ‘12
Last Words From Seniors By Cat Rebelskey
Any last words of advice about high school to the underclassmen?
“Take freshman and sophomore year seriously to start strong.” Anthony Brown ‘12
“Be a leader not a follower.” T’Keyah Fair ‘12
“Don’t get caught up in high school. Bigger better life comes after.” Allie Gilbaugh ‘12
“Copy homework from someone, saves you time, not saying I do it or anything.” Mackenize Haight ‘12
“Take as many classes as you’re interested in no matter how full your schedule gets because in college they aren’t free.” Jessica Duling ‘12
“If you were all the way up there, no one here would look any bigger than a grain of sand.” Logan Carter ‘12
“Dont be afraid to try new things, do what you wanna do, but keep in mind, all the things you need to do in order to keep doing what you wanna do.” George Grigalashuili “12
“No matter how hard high school is, you find out who your true friends are.” Shahana Williams ‘12
“Make as many variety of friends because it’s more fun to hang out with a bunch of different people.” Mackenize Laux ‘12