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          OCTOBER 2008


                                                                  Construction disrupts Arlington
         INSIDE      THE     ARLINGTONIAN
             THIS MONTH...

News                                                              Work zones consume parking spaces for seniors
1,4,5
Link Crew                                                          by Amanda Magliola                with arrows                                                                                                         most con-                    about a year is still incom-
                                                                             Staff Writer            drawn on                                                                                                            spicuous                     plete, but is on schedule for
   Link Crew is a term that has been tossed
                                                                                                     them,       it                                                                                                      results of                   its completion by the end of
around AHS for the past several months.
                                                                      Everyone at Arlington is       seems like                                                                                                          the    con-                  this year. The new audito-
However, many student do not know exactly
                                                                  well aware of the construc-        construc-                                                                                                           struction.                   rium will include second
what Link Crew is designed to
                                                                  tion that has been going on        tion        is                                                                                                      The amount                   story seating, new windows,
accomplish.......................................see page 5
                                                                  during the past year, it will      changing                                                                                                            of spaces                    and new seats. Since the au-
                                                                  be continuing through the          Arlington                                                                                                           were dra-                    ditorium can now hold more
                                                                  next school year. For many         more than                                                                                                           matically                    people, assemblies and
New Teachers                                                      students, especially this          students                                                                                                            cut by the                   other school events, like the
                                                                  year ’s senior class that          originally                                                                                                          construc-                    spring musical will be much
    As always, AHS is now home to a vari-
                                                                  means they will never be           thought.                                                                                                            tion on the                  easier to plan and attend. It
ety of new teachers. From Drama to Health,
                                                                  able to take advantage of the          Fresh-                                                                                                          west side of                 will also have room for our
Arlington is hosting a wide variety of
                                                                  extra space and new ameni-         man       and                                                                                                       the school                   growing student body and
personalities.....................................see page 4
                                                                  ties of the additions, like a      even       the                                                                                                      and near the                 community.
                                                                  senior lounge and new class        sophomores                                                                                                          auditorium.                       For Arlington, currently
                                                                  rooms.                             have never                                                                                                          Even with                    operating over its capacity,
                                                                      Virtually the entire           experienced                                                                                                         the     new                  this new addition is neces-
Opinion                                              2,3          school is affected by the          a full year at                                                                                                      teacher                      sary for the expanding class
Pro/Con: Should the Electoral                                     construction; whether it is        Arlington in                                                                                                        parking                      sizes in the coming years.
College be abolished?                                             late arrival students who can      full function-                                                                                                      s p a c e                    With the new classrooms
    The Electoral College, initally designed                      never find a parking space         ing mode.                                                                                                           around the                   being built, hopefully Ar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    photo by Ravi Bhalla
by the founding fathers as a barrier between                      or teachers of classrooms          Since last fall                                                                                                     school, the                  lington will become less
                                                                                                                      The ongoing construction at Arlington High School has caused inconveniences for both
the general public and the election of the                        near construction areas            construction                                                                                                        amount of                    crowded, and some of the in-
                                                                                                                      students and staff members alike. In the end the benefits should outweigh the difficulties.
president, is often viewed as outdated. How-                      where students’ attention          has left some                                                                                                       seniors with                 tersections in the old sec-
ever, are there viable reasons to abolish a                       must be competed for. New          parts of the building impass- tomed to during their years ful construction problems. parking permits far exceeds                                 tion will become less con-
system that has existed for several hundred                       parking and parking lot            able, and different activities at Arlington is at the least, The Guidance offices have the number of allotted                                    gested.
years?..............................................see page 3    changes have left some             like the spring musical and unnerving. Construction is been changed, and so have spaces. It is obvious to ev-                                         With more space maybe
                                                                  people confused and frus-          Mr. Arlington had to be held occupying a large portion of many counselors. Mostly it eryone who looks outside                                    the time required for one to
                                                                  trated when they try to            in Cafeteria C and D. For jun- the front of the school; the confuses everyone who has that every spot is needed,                                 get from class to class will
                                                                  leave school. From new one-        iors and seniors the inter- windows on the second been here more than a year. and used.                                                          be cut dramatically, leaving
Features                                             6,7          way areas, to the array of
                                                                  signs and poster boards
                                                                                                     ruption of normalcy that floor are blocked off to keep              The lack of parking              The auditorium that has
                                                                                                     they have become accus- out debris and other harm- spaces has been one of the been under construction for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      more time socializing and fri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      volity.
The Election
    Political pundits are deeming the Obama/
McCain race as one of the most important
elections in United States history. With sur-
facing issues, such as energy and economic
                                                                  Rachel’s Challenge returns to AHS
turmoil, both candidates have taken strong                                                           Arlington’s chapter of the          promote Rachel’s dream of           Wood commented by say-             the upperclassmen as role             both relatively new to Arling-
                                                                  by Ben Chipkin
positions defending what they would do if                                                            club Friends of Rachel. If          a better, more kind world.          ing, “Our goal was to have         models.”                              ton High School, but they are
elected............................................see page 6,7              News Editor                                                                                                                                                              strong programs that will
                                                                                                     Rachel Scott is going to            Mr. Scott Wood, an admin-           every student have the op-            Matt Mano, a senior at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      hopefully dramatically
                                                                        Rachel’s Challenge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      change the mindset of
                                                                  made its return to Arlington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Arlington’s student body.
                                                                  High School on September
Entertainment                                                     24. This time around, it was
The Dark Knight                                                   presented to the current                                                                                                                                                            I think we did a
                                                                  freshmen and junior classes,
     The new Batman film, which hit theatres
in late July, has sparked some of the biggest                     seeing as the sophomores                                                                                                                                                            really efficient
and most significant feedback ever received.                      and seniors had the oppor-                                                                                                                                                          job at reaching
Becoming the second highest grossing film                         tunity to attend it last April.
in U.S. History, at $520 million, The Dark                            Having such a sizable                                                                                                                                                           all students
Knight certainly is a move to be                                  student body obviously has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      When questioned about the
                                                                  many advantages, but often
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      future of Rachel’s Challenge
                                                                  it prevents Arlington’s stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wood said, “The logistics
                                                                  dents from getting the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for the future still need to be
                                                                  chance to participate in and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      worked out. Part two, know
                                                                  view presentations like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      as Rachel’s Legacy, is some-
                                                                  Rachel’s Challenge. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      thing we are working with.
                                                                  being said, many member of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We have created a nice, posi-
                                                                  Arlington’s faculty and stu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tive relationship with
                                                                  dent body had to work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rachel’s Challenge [founda-
                                                                  countless hours in order to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tion], and I hope everything
                                                                  bring this inspiring program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      will soon tie together.”
remembered......................................see page 8        to the high school.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rachel’s Challenge, if made
                                                                      It is safe to say that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      into an annual event at Ar-
                                                                  Rachel’s Challenge was a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lington, would have an un-
                                                                  great learning experience for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      disputable positive impact.
Sports                                                            the student body. It is cer-
                                                                  tainly one of a kind. The les-                                                                                                                               photo by Ravi Bhalla   The students will just have
Sports of the World Monthly: Netball                                                                 Rachel’s Challenge made its return to Arlington in late September. It had been anticipated for months by the students who                        to sit tight until decisions
                                                                  sons that Rachel Scott’s life
                                                                                                     did not have the opportunity to see the assembly in April of last year. The program proved, once again, to be inspiring and                      about the future are dis-
    Netball is sport derived from basketball                      can teach others are
                                                                                                     relatable for all. The poster being signed recognizes our commitment to the challenges set forth by Rachel Scott.                                cussed among the adminis-
often played in New Zealand. It originated                        invaluable. The program ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tration and staff. Rachel
in the United States and is predominately                         established in her honor, does     genuinely impact Arlington          istrator and an advisor to          portunity to see this assem-       Arlington and also the com-           Scott’s story has had a great
played by women........................see page 12                a great job at setting goals       High School the students            the club, played a promi-           bly. In a school this size, it’s   missioner of Link Crew, was           ly effected Arlington High
                                                                  and guidelines that are life       must not fail to remember           nent role in bringing               tough to get everyone to-          asked what his thoughts on            School’s sense of kindness
Cross Country                                                     changing, but at the same          what they were told in the          Rachel’s Challenge to Ar-           gether. But, I think we did a      the program were. Mano an-            towards and has strength-
     Cross country is both challenging and                        time, easy to follow.              gymnasium. Friends of               lington in the first place.         really efficient job at reach-     swered, “This event re-               ened the community here.
rewarding. It requries dedication, as do                          Rachel’s message cannot be         Rachel is an open club,             After the presentation this         ing all students. It serves to     kindles the flame that was            Hopefully this is one that
many sports. Both the boys and girls team                         forgotten. That is the reason      meaning anybody can                 fall Wood was ask if he felt        give the same experience to        started last year.” Link Crew         will continue to grow and be
are off to a good start............... see page 11                behind the establishment of        choose to join, this helps to       the program was successful.         all students and to portray        and Rachel’s Challenge are            passedon in the future.




Cuomo warns students of fraudulent loans
by Ravi Bhalla                               and        Enforcement—or             dents would use the college’s       ity. Although many tend to               Cuomo, Miller, Saland and
           Editor in Chief                   SLATE—Act, which was                  recommended bank, giving the        complain, you really can help       Hall have launched a major ini-
                                             signed into federal law on Sep-       college a substantial kickback      people through the govern-          tiative to contact individual
    Taking out loans to pay for              tember 2, 2008. SLATE pro-            and sometimes keeping the           ment.”                              high schools all over New York
college is a common dilemma                  vides a code of conduct for           student from taking the most             In light of recent economic    State. Distributing pamphlets
faced by high school seniors.                universities in providing finan-      affordable loans. Unfair loans      turmoil, college is slowly fall-    and DVDs, it is hoped that a
When it comes to taking out                  cial advice and loans.                can lead to years of debt after     ing on the priority list of many    large portion of high school
these loans, the students them-                   The act is a result of an in-    college as well as a poor credit    families. With such conditions      seniors will soon be educated
selves are their own protection              vestigation that first brought        score, which makes future fi-       at hand, Cuomo and his staff        against fraud. New York has
against fraudulent deals. Ac-                to light the crooked relation-        nancial decisions more difficult.   saw the fact that universities      served as a model for many
cording to Andrew Cuomo,                     ship between universities and             The bill originated from        were collecting additional rev-     states to follow suite, accord-
who visited Arlington High                   lending banks. Colleges re-           Cuomo’s office and through the      enue off of their students’ loans   ing to Saland.
School on a campaign promot-                 ceived a “kickback” of the in-        aid of Saland and Miller on the     as utterly distasteful. The in-          On the issue, Miller, who
ing awareness of corrupt                     terest from the lending banks         state level, the bill was moved     vestigation found 26 colleges,      attended Columbia, found it
loans, knowledge is the key to               if they agreed to recommend           onto Congress. Hall took ac-        including several well-known        unethical that “brand name
safe financial aid.                          that bank to students. “The           tion and soon the bill was          and prestigious universities,       colleges [were] ripping off their
    Cuomo, the Attorney Gen-                 students would go to the fi-          signed into federal law. The        such as Columbia, and 13 lend-      students. It took the insight of
eral of New York, along with                 nancial aid office,” said             whole process was shockingly        ers (six of the seven largest) to   Cuomo’s office to uncover the
U.S. Rep. John Hall, state Sena-             Cuomo, “ and it turned out of-        short—only one year. Cuomo          be at fault and collected mil-      truth.” Miller advised stu-
tor Steve Saland and Assem-                  ten the college itself had finan-     commented, “In this case, gov-      lions of dollars in fines. The      dents to “be cynical, think                                                                                photo by Mark Picasa
blyman Joel Miller worked to                 cial stake in the loan.”              ernment worked. Government          money is being invested in          about things, and question au-      Arlington seniors Jamie Roderick and Caleb Radens had the opportunity to
pas s the Student Lending Ac-                     The investigation further        gets it that when it comes to       promoting awareness of this         thority” when it comes to lend-     converse with John Hall and Andrew Cuomo about important issues at the
countability, Transparency                   revealed that 90 percent of stu-      our children it is our top prior-   issue.                              ing and borrowing.                  September 2 visit by the politicians.
2                OPINION
                 October 2008                                                                                                                                                                                 the Arlingtonian
Palin fails to exhibit Family values at the Republican
political knowledge    National Convention
                                                                                                                  by Philip Durniak                      people would treat Bristol in the      family values. Instead conserva-        sex-ed. This is hard to believe
                                                                                                                                  Staff Writer           same manner as Jamie, or apolo-        tives are swirling around the           since she is now the mother of a
by Sophie Gonsalves-                  ing this election. Obama was          ever, what Palin doesn’t seem                                                gize for their previously said com-    Palin family touting their wonder-      pregnant teen. By now she
Brown                                 only in the Illinois State Sen-       to realize is that the women of            At the Republican National        ments; but as it stands they are       ful family values for being so sup-     should realize that such an
             Staff Writer             ate for eight years before the        this country are not so stupid        Convention in St. Paul, Minne-         currently praising the pregnancy       portive of Bristol. How can one         eduation is ineffective in sway-
                                      almost four that he has been          as to completely abandon their        sota, it was revealed that Sarah       and Bristol’s decision to keep the     claim to be a supporter of family       ing teens from having sex. This
    After the end of the Demo-        an Illinois Senator. That may         beliefs just to vote for a female.    Palin’s 17-year-old daughter,          child. Bill O’Reilly stated this       values with such a situation oc-        is seen in the three percent rise
cratic National Convention,           look like Palin has almost no         Sarah Palin has used her gen-         Bristol Palin, was five months         when talking of Jamie Lynn             curring? The Republican Party           of teen pregnancies in the United
where Barack Obama delivered          experience compared to                der to her advantage as much          pregnant with her boyfriend’s          Spears: “here the blame falls pri-     prides itself on its family values,     States, disrupting a period of four-
a landmark acceptance speech          Obama, but McCain claims that         as she can. Whenever some-            child. While this in itself is not     marily on the parents of the girl,     yet Sarah Palin should not im-          teen straight years of decline.
and announced Delaware                she has much more executive           thing does not go her way,            an important issue, the reaction       who obviously have little con-         pose these values on others. In-             A more effective plan, such
Senator Joe Biden as his run-         experience. Take the “Bridge          where her weaknesses are bla-         the pregnancy is receiving from        trol over her.”, as well as calling    stead of Palin or her husband rais-     as promoting the use of contra-
ning mate, it was evident that        to Nowhere” for example. The          tantly shown, she uses the lib-       the Republican Party is a ludi-        her parents “pinheads”. How-           ing their family, they let their five   ceptives, is needed to lower the
John McCain had his work cut          money for which Palin has             eral media’s sexism as an ex-         crous affair.                          ever, when presented with the al-      children be raised by nanniesand        United States teen pregnancy
out for him. All eyes were            pointed out many times that           cuse. Palin calls herself a femi-           Just last year another young     most exact same scenario con-          go off to their jobs of being a         rates, the highest among devel-
turned to him to see who he           she told Congress “thanks,            nist, but has hurt women more         American teen, Jamie Lynn              cerning the Bristol Palin preg-        governor, now vice presidential         oped nations. Palin needs to stop
would pick to be his Vice Presi-      but no thanks”. The Gover-            than she has helped them. She         Spears, found herself in the same      nancy he stated, “as long as so-       nominee, and oil worker respec-         thinking that just because a per-
dential candidate. All those          nor actually was all for the          has allowed herself to be used        position as Bristol: young, un-        ciety does not have to support         tively. This is a core reason for       son is told or taught not to do
pairs of eyes, whether Demo-          project, and gladly accepted          by John McCain, who does not          married, and pregnant. Spears          the mother, father, or baby, it is a   such a pregnancy to occur since         something they will listen; any
crat or Republican, were              the $233 million from the fed-        exactly have a history of sup-        then faced harsh criticism from        personal matter.”                      without a mother or father              parent of a teenager will say that
shocked to see Alaska Gover-          eral government, until the            porting women’s rights. And           the nation, specifically from the           Such hypocrisy is astound-        around it is much easier for pro-       this is near impossible, but not
nor Sarah Palin nominated.            bridge became unpopular.              by crying sexism at any sense         conservative right. They at-           ing. If, for example, Bristol was      miscuous teenagers to find them-        Palin. Perhaps this is a sign she
The       country      watched                     Palin then spent         of critics, she has only set back     tacked Jamie Lynn’s upbringing         the daughter of the Democratic         selves with much more alone             is completely out of touch with
dumbstruck as the me-                                            the        any equality of respect that          and personal choices, turning          Vice Presidential nominee Joe          time.                                   her family and society, more con-
dia, as clueless                                                            women in politics have gained.        the once idolized teen into a mon-     Biden, the Republicans would im-            Bristol’s pregnancy also           cerned with forwarding her ca-
about her as their                                                              Gender aside, Palin was           ster.                                  mediately use it as a springboard      brings to light Sarah Palin’s de-       reer by spewing conservative
viewers, was                                                                  also chosen for her extreme              It seems only fitting that such   to attack his seemingly lack of        vote support of abstinence only         rhetoric.
unable even                                                                     conservatism. The McCain
to        pro-                                                                    c a m - paign felt that
nounce her                                                                                             t h e
name. No
one knew
                                                                                                         gun
                                                                                                         lov-
                                                                                                                  Hurricanes pose constant risk for
who Sarah                                                                                                ing,
Palin was,
much less
whether
                                                                                                         p r o
                                                                                                         drill-
                                                                                                         ing,
                                                                                                                  citizens of New Orleans
                                                                                                                                                         New Orleans, particularly the                                      success. But was it?
                                                                                                                                                                                                levees. The resulting waterfall
s h e                                                                                                    anti-    by Sean Dirscherl
                                                                                                                                                         Lower Ninth Ward, water levels         disintegrated the soft clay be-   Gustav was heavily weak-
would be                                                                                                 abor-                  Staff Writer             reached 20 feet. All in all, Hurri-                                ened by Grand Isle, the largest
                                                                                                                                                                                                neath the wall. Once its base
the right                                                                                                tion
                                                                                                                                                         cane Katrina left in its wake 1,836                                barrier island off of the coast of
                                                                                                                                                                                                was eroded, the wall failed. In
choice                                                                                                   Gov-          As the 2008 hurricane sea-
                                                                                                                                                         people dead and $81.2 billion in                                   Louisiana, yet it still nearly over-
                                                                                                                                                                                                other cases, water went under
for being                                                                                                ernor    son draws to a close, an impor-
                                                                                                                                                         physical damage, although the                                      topped and engulfed the Indus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                the steel sheeting pilings under-
second                                                                                                   from     tant topic reverberates through-
                                                                                                                                                         psychological and emotional            neath the wall, again compro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            trial Canal. What the Corps of
in com-                                                                                                  Alaska   out the United States: is New
                                                                                                                                                         damage is incalculable. This                                       Engineers did was clearly not
                                                                                                                                                                                                mising its case. After Hurricane
mand of                                                                                                  would    Orleans safe? After all, the di-
                                                                                                                                                         was the second time in 40 years        Katrina, the US Corps of Army
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            enough. If another Katrina were
the      free                                                                                            a p -    saster known as Hurricane
                                                                                                                                                         that this had happened; in 1969,       Engineers underwent a large to occur, the city would be more
world. Tak-                                                                                              peal     Katrina that occured in August
                                                                                                                                                         Hurricane Camille hit the area,                                    than likely underwater again.As
                                                                                                                                                                                                task of rebuilding and strength-
ing       John                                                                                           to the   of 2005 was indescribably un-
                                                                                                                                                         causing flooding and death             ening New Orlean’s flood de-time goes on, New Orleans is be-
McCain’s age                                                                                             right    precedented. When it hap-
                                                                                                                                                         throughout the Gulf Coast. Will        fenses. They made the leveescoming more rvulnerable to hur-
and health his-                                                                                          wing     pened, it was obvious that New
                                                                                                                                                         something like this happen                                         ricanes. Every year, the City of
                                                                                                                                                                                                stronger and installed taller
tory into con-                                                              of America. The Republicans           Orleans was not prepared to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              New Orleans,
sideration, Sa-                                              money          chose Palin because people            hold a storm like that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              built on sand
rah Palin has a very                                 on          other      can relate to her, although it is     back. But, all these facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and silt, sinks
good chance of becoming                      projects, rather than re-      not clear why the country             set aside, the most pow-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              as much as an
President if the Republicans          turning it. It’s a good thing         needs a Vice President who is         erful question is: three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              inch per year,
triumph in November.                  that she is against earmarks.         “just like us.” She is a self-        years after Katrina, is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              putting the city
    So, who is Sarah Palin?           Before that, Palin was the            described “hockey mom” with           the city of New Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              further and fur-
She is a 44 year old conserva-        mayor of a town that had less         a pregnant teenage daughter.          ready for another
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ther below sea
tive Christian. Palin has five        than 10,000 people. Obama             The governor has complained           Katrina?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              level. Also, in
children, one of whom has             was only a lowly community            about the media, as well as the            During the night of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the past, the
Down syndrome. Palin, who             organizer. It is funny that           liberals for not respecting her       August 28-29, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              wetlands along
is pro-life, often points out         Obama actually thinks that            daughters’ choice to keep her         much-anticipated Hurri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the Louisiana
that she didn’t have an abor-         bettering the lives of his fel-       baby. That is also interesting,       cane Katrina slammed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              coast would
tion, despite her son’s condi-        low citizens is actually a good       as Palin wants to take that de-       into New Orleans and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lessen        the
tion. The Alaskan governor,           thing. Thank goodness that            cision of abortion away from          the surrounding Gulf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              strength of on-
who is against gun restric-           Palin is there to straighten him      the rest of America.                  coast as a Category
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              coming hurri-
tions, likes to hunt. She is also     out.                                      The choice of Sarah Palin         three storm. Its massive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              canes. But be-
a former beauty pageant win-              When Palin was first an-          should only show America              storm surge tore apart a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              cause of New
ner. Sarah Palin has been Gov-        nounced as McCain’s running           that John McCain has gone             portion of the Gulf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Orleans’ ca-
ernor of Alaska for a total of        mate, she was quoted as say-          over the edge. Instead, Palin         Coast stretching from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              nals, sediment
22 months. Before that, she           ing “Hillary left eighteen mil-       by barely managing to read a          Texas to Florida. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hasn’t been
was the mayor of Wasilla,             lion cracks in the highest, hard-     few speeches crafted for her          damage and devasta-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              able to reach
Alaska, a town with a popula-         est glass ceiling in America,         by the Republican campaign,           tion was large through-                                                                      photo courtesy ActiveRain Corp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the Gulf of
tion of less than 10,000. Ap-         but it turns out the women of         has managed to bring McCain           out that area, but no- New Orleans experienced major damage resulting from Hurricane Gustav.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mexico and the
parently, that’s all it takes to      America are not finished yet,         above Obama in the polls.             where was the damage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gulf coast wet-
be a Vice President of the            and we can shatter that glass         This is very frightening, as it       worse than in New Or-
                                                                                                                                                    again? More than likely, and walls. The new walls were in the lands are disappearing at a rate
United States.                        ceiling once and for all.” She        shows that Americans are no           leans. During and after the hur-
                                                                                                                                                    probably sooner than later. But shape of an upside-down “T” of 24 square miles per year. This
    John McCain has decided           was referring to the eighteen         longer are interested in certain      ricane had passed, the city’s
                                                                                                                                                    the more pertinent question in an effort to prevent overtop- will allow hurricanes to hit New
that Palin’s lack of experience       million votes Hillary Clinton         issues. Hopefully, America will       complex levee and canal system
                                                                                                                                                    must be: is New Orleans ready ping from eroding the earth be- Orleans and New Orleans with-
actually adds up to something.        had gained in the democratic          remember what is at stake be-         failed, allowing the contents of
                                                                                                                                                    for another one, whenever it low the walls. Over Labor Day out a buffer. The Corps of Engi-
It seems that her twenty-two          primaries. Part of why Palin          fore November 4th, because our        the Gulf of Mexico to eventu-
                                                                                                                                                    may come?                         weekend, nearly three years to neers can make taller and taller
months of being in charge of          was picked to be John                 country cannot withstand an-          ally flood up to 80% of New Or-
                                                                                                                                                        The levees that protected the day after Katrina, Hurricane walls, but at what point will
the most remote state in the          McCain’s running mate, is that        other four years of George W.         leans. Nearly every levee and
                                                                                                                                                    New Orleans in 2005 were built Gustav made landfall near New people just not want to live in a
country, has given her all the        the Republicans felt that the         Bush, and if Sarah Palin be-          canal built to hold during a hur-
                                                                                                                                                    to hold in the event of a major Orleans as a Category two literal bowl, which brings up the
knowledge she needs to deal           undecided Hilary Clinton sup-         comes Vice President, or even         ricane of this magnitude failed,
                                                                                                                                    th              hurricane, yet failed even before Storm. The walls held and New highly controversial question in
with the extremely tough situ-        porters would vote for her be-        President, the next four years        including the 17 Street Canal,
                                                                                                                                                    the storm surge reached its Orleans escaped the storm with the case that New Orleans goes
ations facing our nation dur-         cause she was a women. How-           may be even worse.                    the London Avenue Canal, and
                                                                                                                                                    peak. Why? One major reason only minor storm damage. The underwater again: should we re-
                                                                                                                  the Industrial Canal, creating
                                                                                                                                                    is that water overtopped the Corps of Engineers called it a build?
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by Curious George                     cially the knees), and if you wear    hippest and most expensive            Victoria’s Secret lifestyle is even                 ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, 1157 ROUTE 55, LAGRANGEVILLE, NY 12540
               Staff Writer           a belt, you are just NOT cool.        Abercrombie fashion are often         a sustainable one?                                                                    (845) 486-4860 EXT. 2211
                                           Even a few periods within one    those with the hippest and low-           This is why teachers and the
     To the “popular kids” or Ar-     of Arlington’s many economics         est grades. Here are some words       administrative staff here at Arling-                 The Arlingtonian is a monthly publica-             Magazine Editor                 Jessie Zarrelli
lington High School:                  classes will show you that com-       of advice: do your homework, get      ton are so bent on making sure                   tion of Arlington High School. Signed edi-             Art Editor                        Brian Regan
     There’s no doubt who the         panies like Abercrombie and           a good education, and live within     you go to class and do your                      torials are the sole opinion of the author.            Head Copy Editors                  Sam Olyha
popular kids in Arlington High        Hollister are targeted not at 16 or   your means. I ask you now, who        homework. It is not because they                 Unsigned editorials are the opinion of a                                               Mark Soriano
School are. These select and very     17 year olds, but primarily on pre-   will pay for your Abercrombie         seek to make your life much                      majority of the editorial board and do not                                            Caitlin Zinsley
popular few can often be seen         teens and early teenagers that are    jeans once your parents stop          tougher, but because they want                   reflect the opinions of the Arlington High                                             Becki DuVall
wearing advertisement-laden t-        dependent on their parent’s in-       holding your hand? Once you           to make sure your life is easier in              School faculty or administration. Letters to                                          Josh Friedman
shirts bearing the words              come for all of their needs and       have to pay for your own food,        the future. Because when you                     the editor should be left in the Arlingtonian          Business Manager                Gabby Gjonaj
“Abercrombie” or “Hollister.”         sometimes pathetic wants. In a        rent, mortgage, and even cloth-       have to provide for yourself and                 mailbox in the mailroom. All letters must be           Entertainment Editor                Patirck Oh
     It confounds me how we teen-     way, those $100 jeans your par-       ing, will you actually go out of      your family in the future, what is               signed. Writers may request anonymity.                 Features Editor             Sabrina Acampora
agers have allowed these “popu-       ents bought for you in early Sep-     your way to purchase                  going to save you? That pair of                                                                         Photo Editor                     Caleb Radens
lar kids” to gain such a dominance    tember represent your depen-          Abercrombie clothing? And let’s       $45 Victoria’s Secret sweatpants                 Editor in Chief                     Ravi Bhalla        News Editor                       Ben Chipkin
within teenage culture. Currently,    dency on $30k to $100k per year       not even talk about having to pro-    with the word “PINK” on the rear?                                                    Shari Kram                                      Samantha Moyer
it could be safe to say that popu-    that you did not even earn.           vide for a family in the future.      Or a good, solid education that                  Advisers                           Paul Siebold        Opinion Editor                       Mike Lei
larity is determined by the eleva-         What substance do these          Without your own income be-           teaches you the skills to be a pro-                                                    Sam Falk         Sports Editor                    Julie Alfonso
tion of one’s pants. From what I’ve   “popular kids” provide? It is no      sides your parents, how do you        ductive member of society?                                                                                                          Lynn MacPherson
observed: Lower is better (espe-      secret that many of those with the    think your Abercrombie and               I would choose the latter.                                                                           Photo Manager                 Shannon Owen
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Pro/Con: Should the Electoral                                                                                                                           Epigenetics effectively
College be eliminated?                                                                                                                                  controls gene expression
                                                                                                                                                        by Sameer Farooq                    the DNA and makes it unread-           epigenome and conse-
                                                                                                                                                                   Staff Writer             able to our body. Genes con-           quently, one’s gene expres-

                       Yes: The                                                                    No: The electoral                                        For quite a while now,
                                                                                                                                                        the hottest topic in biology
                                                                                                                                                                                            tained in that DNA are si-
                                                                                                                                                                                            lenced.
                                                                                                                                                                                                The second way gene ex-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sion. But there is a negative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   aspect to this as well. While
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   one’s current diet may
                       electoral college is                                                        college is an                                        has been genetics. The dis-
                                                                                                                                                        coveries and advances have
                                                                                                                                                                                            pression is altered involves
                                                                                                                                                                                            the histones previously men-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   change one’s epigenome,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the diets of one’s ancestors
                       an unfair institution                                                       American tradition                                   not relented in the last few
                                                                                                                                                        years and now yet another
                                                                                                                                                                                            tioned. Histones are the pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                            tein spheres that DNA wraps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   may also have an effect on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   one’s gene expression. This
                                                                                                                                                        avenue of research has              around. When certain chemi-            may be the most unex-
by Kyle Peabody                    too.                                  by Aaron Ricks                        the people in these states fa-           been opened: the field of           cal tags attach to these his-          pected result from the stud-
             Staff Writer               According                   to                       Staff Writer      vor a centralized federal gov-           epigenetics. Epigenetics is         tones, such as the methyl              ies, but also the most inter-
                                   Pollster.com, and independent                                               ernment, and absolutely hate             the study of how changes            groups, the way that DNA is            esting. It seems that not all
    The Electoral College is       organization that collects hun-           Since the seemingly un-           the idea of states being able to         in the environment can in-          coiled around the histone pro-         changes to the epigenome
plaguing the US Presidential       dreds of polls and compiles the       popular victory George W.             collectively make their own              fluence gene expression. In         teins changes. This causes the         reset with every generation.
Election. The way that the         data, on September sixteenth,         Bush over Al Gore in the 2000         choices. Are we, in liberal New          effect, if genetics describe        gene expression to change as           Some continue on for many
system is currently run under-     Pollster states that Obama is         Presidential Election, the Elec-      York, afraid of the state-based          what one could become,              well.                                  generations. It means that
mines most states and their        projected to win 238 electoral        toral College has been placed         Electoral College because many           epigenetics define what one             In a groundbreaking study,         a person is not only what
voters. This argument became       votes, while McCain is pro-           under intense scrutiny. After         of the states in the Midwest             does become.                        pregnant mice given methyl             they eat, but also what their
more widespread after the 2000     jected for 224, with 76 classi-       the election, several U.S. Sena-      and the South still believe in               For example, epigenetics        supplements increased the              parents, and even grandpar-
Presidential Election. In 2004,    fied as “toss up”. However,           tors vowed to abolish the Elec-       religion, individual property            explains why identical twins        level of DNA methylation in            ents ate.
more money was spent on ad-        they also report that McCain          toral College, saying it has no       rights, and gun rights?                  are not two copies of the ex-       the agouti gene, a gene that                It also seems that mis-
vertising in Florida alone than    has a national popular vote           place in modern American poli-             The simple fact is, the Elec-       act same person and in-             affects a mouse’s fur color,           placed chemical tags on
45 other states and Washing-       lead by just under 2%. If there       tics. Like many Americans             toral College is a threat to liber-      creased difference between          weight, and propensity to de-          genes can lead to serious
ton D.C. combined.                 is a repeat of the 2000 election,     falsely believe, the man with         als, because it allows for states,       identical twins as time goes        velop cancer. While the mice           medical conditions such as
      Anyone who has ever          who knows what kind of con-           the most direct votes should          not the national majority, to            on is evidence of the mal-          were originally extremely              cancer. While it is frighten-
been to a campaign website, or     troversy could be involved,           win a National Election. In           elect the President. Let it be           leable nature of the                obese, with yellow fur, after re-      ing to think that a few me-
watched a debate on T.V.           especially with how much can-         other words, these people and         said, direct democracy has no            epigenome.                          ceiving methyl supplements             thyl groups in the wrong
knows that the same tactics are    didates and their supporters al-      Senators believe the American         constitutional or historical ba-             The best example of             during pregnancy, they be-             places can lead to cancer, it
deployed to mass amounts of        ready grouch about sexism             political system should bow           sis in this country. Liberty and         epigenetics at work is the          came thinner and their fur             is also encouraging for it is
voters in order to get generic     and racism, just to name a few.       down to direct democracy.             Freedom doesn’t mean the will            process of cellular differen-       changed to a brown color.              far easier to rearrange epi-
messages        calling      for        One of the founding prin-            Funny thing is, this great        of the majority can completely           tiation. In this process, a         Most interestingly, almost all         genetic tags than it is to re-
“change”, “reform” and prom-       ciples of our great nation is         country was not founded as a          overpower the minority, as true          single, fertilized egg cell, the    of their offspring were also           pair damaged genes. There
ises of “prosperity” out to vot-   that if the people are not happy      direct democracy. Instead, our        believers in democracy would             zygote, divides into thou-          thin and had brown fur, signi-         are already a few drugs cur-
ers. However, people who get       with the government or the            nation was founded on a con-          say.                                     sands of identical cells. But       fying that some changes in the         rently in trials that aim to re-
to physically interact with can-   way it is run, they can alter or      stitutionally limited republic.            Direct Democracy is the             then, by activating and si-         epigenome seem to be                   arrange these tags to help
didates at town forums, rally,     abolish it. This is relevant in       The great Founders of this na-        tyranny and rule of the mob, in          lencing different genes,            transgenerational.                     cure problems such as can-
etc have a better chance at dis-   two respects to this case—            tion were much more concerned         which the rights of individuals          these cells become all the               In another study, done in         cer.
secting candidate views, and       first, if people are unhappy          with freedom and liberty, not         are at the whim of what a ma-            different types of cells.           Madrid in 2005, researchers ex-             More than anything,
what they will truly do to ben-    with the [electoral college], the     democracy. Did you know, that         jority decides. Sadly, we have               When this happens and           amined the DNA of forty sets           the discovery of the
efit the individual. There are     government should be altered          the word “democracy” is not           forgotten that the states com-           gene expression is changed,         of identical twins, aged 3 to 75.      epigenome should give
always rumors and misinforma-      with a solution. Many people          even found anywhere in the            bined into a union, and then             the DNA itself is not               They compared the gene ex-             people hope. Far more mal-
tion circulating among people,     in today’s society have right-        Declaration of Independence or        formed the Federal Government.           changed, but certain parts          pression of each of the twins.         leable than the genome,
such as Obama being a Mus-         fully expressed their discon-         the United States Constitution?       The Electoral College system             of it are either left on or         Despite having an identical ge-        there is clear evidence that
lim and McCain being against       tent with the system. Sec-            In fact, the Constitution makes       represents an attempt, however           turned off. There are two           nome, it turned out that the           it can be changed by some-
the Iraq War.                      ondly, when we do alter our           specific that the Federal Gov-        effective, to limit federal power        main ways that this hap-            younger sets of twins had              thing as simple as a differ-
    While many would say that      government, which we do ev-           ernment is to guarantee that ev-      and preserve states’ rights. It          pens. The first is through          much more of their epigenome           ent diet or drug. While caus-
campaigns simply do not have       ery four years in this country,       ery state in the union is pro-        plays an essential role in main-         methyl groups. A methyl             in common than the older sets          ing problems in the first
the time to travel and meet with   it is the people that make and        vided with a republican form          taining the balance between              group is a compound of hy-          of twins. This showed that the         place may be easier when
every American, which is true,     decide the changes.                   of government.                        state and federal power. It also         drogen and carbon that can          environment has a large effect         there is so much control
it would only take about a week         The people of the UNITED             Democracy has become the          represents a reminder that pure          attach itself either directly       on the epigenome and gene ex-          over gene expression, as
to do a “tour” of several major    States of America. Breaking           golden child in modern politi-        democracy, mob rule, is incom-           to the DNA or to histones.          pression.                              science continues to ad-
cities, reaching out and dis-      voters up by this red state/blue      cal discourse. Without ques-          patible with liberty and free-           When it attaches itself to              This effectively means that        vance, fixing issues may
cussing their views with thou-     state tomfoolery is absolutely        tion, the pursuit of democracy        dom.                                     DNA, it temporarily changes         one’s diet can affect one’s            become just as simple.
sands of people. However,          absurd, especially in states like     is seen ultimately as the pur-
because of all the attention on    Texas with strong republican          suit of good. In this way, even
“swing states”, campaign re-       voter turnout. There is noth-         the most absurd of public poli-
sources are exhausted there,       ing wrong with the republican         cies could be passed by the
where they have the potential
to make the most difference.
      In 2004, more than half of
all campaign resources were
                                   support, it is all part of the pro-
                                   cess; but, what about a Demo-
                                   cratic or Independent voter
                                   there? These people need a
                                                                         simple whim of the majority.
                                                                         The constitution created a lim-
                                                                         ited republican form of govern-
                                                                         ment that would protect the
                                                                                                               Google introduces new
dedicated to three states:
Ohio, Florida and Pennsylva-
nia. Also, 18 states saw
zero candidate visits
                                   stronger voice in our country,
                                   along
                                                                         civil liberties of all Americans
                                                                         from the ever-changing whim of
                                                                           the majorities of Americans.
                                                                             Under a direct democracy,
                                                                                                               browser: Google Chrome
from Presidential or Vice                                                    we have no protection un-         by Kyle Peabody                             Of course, Chrome has some       open-source, meaning that             data, but it claims that that is
President candidates,                                                        der law, because as long as                     Staff Writer             other cool features, as one has       many new add-ons, modifica-           kept anonymous and used only
and $0 of TV and Radio                                                        the majority of Americans                                               come to suspect with almost           tions and new features will           to improve their systems. There
advertisement and com-                                                        agree, it must be so.                Just one day after an edu-         any new Google product.               come not only from Google, but        is also emerging controversy
mercial spending. Dur-                                                             The Electoral College       cational comic book sent by            Chrome utilizes the ‘tabs’ fea-       third-party developers. Google        with Google Chrome in that
ing this same period in                                                       was made to protect              Google concerning its new              ture similar to that of other         also has incredible marketing         some claim Google is injecting
the peak of the cam-                                                          against the tyranny of the       browser, “Chrome” is leaked to         popular web browsers, such as         power. Google currently con-          websites with Google Ads to in-
paigns, the top five                                                          majority in national elec-       the internet, the Mountain View        Mozilla Firefox, however in           trols nearly 80% of all internet      crease revenues. Google has
states saw and heard                                                          tions. The President was to      search giant holds a press con-        Chrome all the tabs are run in-       searches, trumping Yahoo!,            no comment on that issue.
more than 70% of the                                                          be elected by the states,        ference announcing the public          dividually, so if one tab crashes     which has about 10%. No other         However, Google has in the
TV and Radio adver-                                                           not all citizens as a whole.     beta release of its revolution-        or is slow, the others are unaf-      search engine has more than           past supported ‘open-source’
tisements for the can-                                                        All the votes are appor-         ary new browser, “Chrome”.             fected. Chrome also processes         5%. Also, the browser market          projects, meaning third-parties
didates.                                                                      tioned amongst the states            Google Chrome is changing          elements of web pages much            is opening up, with Microsoft’s       are free and capable of modify-
    Based on an inde-                                                         as a whole based on their        the way users think of the regu-       faster than competitors, such as      Internet Explorer losing popu-        ing the items however they see
pendent study by                                                               representation in Con-          lar browser. With Chrome,              Apple Safari. Finally, in terms       larity, especially to such brows-     put, hopefully for the better
FairVote, titled “Who                                                          gress. The whims and the        Google is going for the perfect        of system resource usage,             ers such as Mozilla Firefox,          such as plugins to save time,
Picks the President? -                                                         mob rule of a direct democ-     blend of features, performance         Chrome performs above-aver-           which is approaching 25% mar-         etc. Google has stated that it
What a Vote is Worth”,                                                         racy was to be tempered by      and usability. Chrome is simi-         age, beating others such as           ket share. Within one day             intends to continue to support
campaigns spent the                                                               the Electoral College        lar to the Google Search               Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.        Chrome had surpassed 1%               open-source programming.
equivalent of                                                                              system, just as     homepage in that it is simple,              Google Chrome also boats         share. Google websites gener-         Google is rapidly taking over
over                                                                                                 the di-   clean and gets you where you           a homepage similar to that of         ate literally billions of views per   the computer with its products
                                                                                                               want to go without any hassles         the Opera web browser in that         day, handling incomprehen-            and services. Now Google of-
                                                                                                               to slow you down.                      shortcuts to most visited             sible amounts of data, direct-        fers e-mail for free, a handful of
                                                                                                                   Google has a history of re-        webpages, most searched               ing people to the information         exclusive features with GMail,
                                                                                                               leasing revolutionary new prod-        terms, keywords, and favorites.       they crave. Chances are, if one       a competitive, free alternative
                                                                                                               ucts to the market. Such items         Chrome also has a feature al-         does not intentionally visit a        to Microsoft Office with Google
                                                                                                               as Google Earth, GMail, Maps,          lowing the user to search a           Google website during the             Documents and Spreadsheets,
                                                                                                               Ads, and Documents have                website from the address bar          course of a day, one will be vis-     which can now mimic virtually
                                                                                                               rocked the technology world.           without even going to the site.       ited with Google Ads, however.        any operation you would do in
                                                                                                               Google has also been a big             Incognito mode, a ‘safe brows-        This gives Google the power to        Office programs such as Word,
                                                                                                               player through acquisitions            ing’ mode is also a new feature       project its products to the vast      Powerpoint, etc with the
                                                                                                               such as Blogger, Picasa,               allowing users to surf without        majority of web users. Many           convienience of being
                                                                                                               GrandCentral and YouTube,              any information being saved.          people have even taken the            accessable from anywhere.
                                                                                                               which Google purchased from            This feature and similar ones         time to install other Google ap-          In the next few years, it will
                                                                                                               founders for $1.65 billion.            have become increasingly popu-        plications, including their Desk-     be interesting to see how
$10 per vote in New Mexico         with many others in this na-          rect election of Representatives      Google’s innovation is argu-           lar recently.                         top Search, so there is poten-        Google products and services
and Nevada, and over $8.50         tion.                                 and the indirect election of          ably uncontested in terms of                Chrome also has the basic        tial that Google could                evolve to meet a rapidly chang-
per vote in Florida and Ohio.          So, how do we fix this prob-      Senators was designed to al-          software. Google has further           features of a web browser which       strengthen its grasp on internet      ing internet in the 21st century,
Twenty-four states-nearly half     lem? There have been many             low for the people to have their      projects planned, and inte-            include as a download manager,        users with a large market share       all we know for now is that
of the country were ranked as      suggestions, but all have been        say through their representa-         grates them all with one-an-           favorites, and the ability to sup-    in the browser business, as           Google seems to be one of the
$0 per vote.                       shot down by Congress for             tives, instead of each individual     other, such as its new mobile          port plugins, such as which,          well.                                 most committed companies in
      Also, take a look at the     various reasons, and it is not        citizen directly going to Wash-       phone software, Android,               Google Gears, is a popular add-            Google’s motto is “Don’t be      this field. Who knows, in a few
2000 election where Al Gore re-    feasible to suggest that one          ington DC and casting their           which will contain parts of            on to increase website perfor-        evil”, but one can only think         years, we could all be typing
ceived more votes by popular       person or small group of              ballots for every single piece        Chrome for mobile web brows-           mance, which comes pre-in-            that if a company such as             up essays for school on
count than George Bush, how-       people should be able to de-          of legislation that is presented.     ing.                                   stalled.                              Google had control of, say 75%        GoogleBooks laptops using
ever after a series of confus-     cide how this system remains,             It is not surprising that             Chrome brags one of its                 So what does the future          or more of major internet re-         Google software, chatting with
ing and disputed rulings and       changed or not. One thing is          most calls for the abolition of       best features is its ability to ren-   hold for Chrome? Well, some           sources such as searching             friends online via video uplinks
determinations, Bush was cho-      for sure though, that is that         the Electoral College come from       der JavaScript and other com-          say it is too early to tell, after    (Google Search), multimedia           on Google Talk, planning our
sen as victor of the election.     there needs to be changes             elitist leftist states on the         puter codes necessary for web          all, this beta is less than a month   (YouTube), and other services,        days with Android, Google’s
Recent poll numbers show that      made to the way we elect our          coasts that would benefit most        applications, such as Google’s         old, but Google has and con-          monopolistic practices would          mobile organizer platform, and
something similar is not out of    President to make the whole           from having popular elections.        own GMail and Google Docu-             tinues to run many tests to per-      begin. Google has faced con-          searching the web with Google
the question in this election      process more Democratic and           An overwhelming majority of           ments.                                 fect its product. Chrome is also      troversy that it stores search        Chrome.
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New AHS Faculty 2008:                                                        Profiles by Chelsea Gemma and Monica Bendernagle
       Mark Hawes             Sarah Combs                                Melissa Chianfagna              Vernall McClinton
                                                Questions:
                                                 1. What were you
                                                 doing before you
                                                  came to work at
                                                    Arlington?

                                                    2. What is the
                                                 strangest food you
                                                  have ever eaten?

    1. He was stu-        1. She was              3. What is your       1. She was a                   1. IBM
       dent teaching         teaching            favorite television
                                                                           substitute in
                             drama at Pine            station?
       in the                                                              the Arlington               2. Raw tuna fish-
       Wappingers            Plains High        4. If you could be an      School Dis-                    right off the
                             School; she         animal, which one
       Central School                           would you choose to        trict.                         boat.
       District and          now at Arling-              be?
       Red Hook              ton teaches                                4. Dog, because                4. Grizzly Bear!
                             intro to drama        5. What is your
       High                                      favorite Starbucks        it is very
       School.               and advanced             beverage?            nonjudgmental,              5. Regular cof-
                             drama course.                                 very accept-                   fee, cream and
                                                   6. If you could
                                                 travel anywhere in        ing, and very                  sugar.
    5. Iced Caramel       2. Ostrich; it          the world, where         loving.
       Macchiato.            tasted like           would you go?                                       7. Chocolate
                             chicken.                                   6. Hawaii be-
                                                7. Vanilla or Choco-
                                                        late?              cause of the
    8. Mr. Hawes          4. An Eagle,                                     waterfalls and
                                                  8. Which item of
       could not live        because she         your’s can you not        volcanoes.
       without his           can fly and            live without?
       blanket.              look down at                               7. Chocolate
                             the world.

      Kaila Lemister         Pamela Trepanier        Joe Barone            Sandra Jensen                 Mary Beth Boylan




1. She was a                                    3. Rai-Uno.                                           2. Kangaroo.
   graduate stu-                                                         1. She was the
                          1. Spackenkill.
   dent at SUNY                                 6. To see the Taj           director of a             4. Not a kanga-
   New Paltz.                                      Mahal, The               vocational                   roo.
                          2. Tongue.
                                                   Great Wall of            program for
2. Chicken liver                                   China, and               disabled                  5. In the winter-
                          3. PBS.
   pate.                                           climb Mt.                students in                  time; mint hot
                                                   Everest. I also          Jefferson                    coffee.
                          5. Cafe Grande
3. ABC                                             want to run              Valley and
                             with milk.
                                                   with the bulls           Brewster.                 6. Russia.
6. Fiji and the                                    in Pamplona
                          6. Greece.
   French                                          or San Fermin.        2. Clams.                    8. Credit card.
   Peloponnesian
   Islands so that                              8. My mercedes           6. Australia
   she can see                                     benz or my               because it’s
   the different                                   sense of hu-             beautiful
   environments,                                   mor- it’s a toss         and she
   cultures and                                    up.                      would love
   climates.                                                                to see it.

7. Vanilla.                                                              8. Cell phone.




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                     Staff Writer                                                                                       by Sabrina Acamporo                   while it is higher than before      thusiasm and hope the momen-                    The club empties the paper
                                                                                                                                   Features Editor            the “Love To Know: Green Liv-       tum continues.” – by the looks                  bins every Thursday after
     Move over Miss America;                                                                                                                                  ing” Internet page speculates       of it, it is safe to say that the               school to start off their meet-
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more Sammy-Jo Horan recently           By Samantha Moyer                   of materials that are made of,               tries are becoming more and           The website also encourages         be stopping any time in the                          When it comes to the plas-
competed and did exceptionally                    News Editor              or contain lead. Such examples               more aware of the environmen-                                                                                             tic bottle bins from the cafete-
well in the Nationals’ 2008 Miss                                           are; lead-based solder used to               tal problems problems facing                                                                                              rias, clud adviser Adrienne
Albany Pageant Competition on              The New York State De-          join two copper wires (made il-              the world today. More impor-                                                                                              deMare has enlisted the help
September 6 at the Egg in Al-          partment of Health, after hav-      legal in 1968, by Congress, to               tantly these countries are be-                                                                                            of her AP Environmental Stu-
bany. She had received a letter        ing recently taken water            use a lead-solder containing                 coming more aware of ways to                                                                                              dents.
in the mail inviting her to the        samples from Arlington High         greater than .2% lead), lead                 correct these problems. These                                                                                                  Senior Drake Pregnall, one
competition at the beginning of        School, has found that our wa-      pipes, and brass and some                    problems can range from pol-                                                                                              of the AP Environmental stu-
the summer and responded.              ter exceeds the Environmental       chrome plated brass faucets.                 lution due to oil drilling, to bet-                                                                                       dents, said of emptying the
After an interview in August           Protection Agency (EPA) ac-             Steps one can take to re-                ter ways of using electricity                                                                                             bins that “It’s been good, there
that over 1,000 girls tried out for,   tion lead level. The report in-     duce lead in their own home                  and even to the broad topic of                                                                                            is a lot of bottles in the recy-
Sammy-Jo was chosen for the            dicated that the levels are         are; flushing your system, us-               global warming. Obviously the                                                                                             cling bin, but it’s hard to tell
pageant as one of 78 girls in her                                                                                       list continues, adding new                                                                                                how many are in the trash and
age group.                                                                                                              threats everyday. Man has                                                                                                 it’s exciting to see more bins
     Each girl was required to           When the human body ingests                                                    caused and continues to cause
                                                                                                                        most of the problems that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for bottles in the classrooms.”
display her personality as well                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Another student, senior
as their interviewing skills.           significant amounts of lead it                                                  earth is currently dealing with,
                                                                                                                        many would think that it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maggie Logan said, “We’ve
Amid each age group, the girls                                                                                                                                                                                                                    been getting a lot of support
competed in modeling routines           can be pestilent.                                                               wouldn’t be all that hard to get                                                                                          from teachers, which is inspir-
for both casual wear and formal                                                                                         them fixed- unfortunately that                                                                                            ing.” Richard Carroll, an avid
wear before a panel of judges.                                                                                          couldn’t be farther than the                                                                                              supporter of the recycling mo-
In front of a large crowd includ-      slightly above the EPA action       ing only cold water for cook-                truth.                                                                                                                    tion at Arlington, has also been
ing her proud mother, Sammy-           level of 15 parts per billion.      ing and drinking, removing                       One of the major ways that                                                                                            a valuable asset to the Envi-
Jo made it to the top ten before            Lead, a naturally occur-       loose solder and debris, hav-                the environment can be helped                                                                                             ronmental Club, often coming
each girl was asked a random           ring metal, is found in the en-     ing your water tested, identi-               is by recycling. Again people                                                                                             the clubs’ meetings to check in
question. She proved to be suc-        vironment in such places as         fying and replacing any lead                 tend to get the misconception                                                                                             and see what he can do.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    photo courtesy of consciousconsumers.org.uk
cessful and was crowned first          dirt, air, porcelain, and some      materials, and having an elec-               that if they do not recycle or                                                                                                 Recycling is not something
runner up. In addition, she was        food products. It is not harm-      trician check your wiring.                   even if they do recycle it is not     a “my state’s better than your      near future.                                    that can be pushed into the
voted Miss Congeniality by the         ful when only in small                  Arlington High School is                 going to matter, however ev-          state” recycling campaign,              The club, which also                        back seat; it is a problem that
other girls in her age group. “I       amounts; in fact most homes,        working closely with the De-                 ery bit makes a difference. On        which will hopefully get more       cleans Dr. Fink Road through-                   needs to be dealt with here and
was very excited about how I           schools, and businesses do in       partment of Health, as well as               average the amount of garbage         people to recycle.                  out the school year, has al-                    now- we do not have time to
did because modeling is some-          fact contain traces of lead in      a consultant, the ECG Environ-               thrown away by the United                 There have been several         ready delivered over 50 paper                   waste. It takes only about five
thing I want to pursue,” said an       the drinking water. However         mental Company, to find a long               States has increased up 60%           policies established to promote     recycling bins to classrooms                    extra steps to walk a bottle or a
ecstatic Sammy-Jo.                     when a building exceeds the         term solution to this issue.                 from 1980 to 2005, according to       waste prevention, recycling,        and offices throughout the                      piece of paper to the correct
     However, Sammy-Jo gets            EPA action level, such is the           In the meantime, caution-                a test done by Municipal Solid        and composting; they can be         school. The club has also put                   disposible bin; how is that too
more than just a sense of accom-       case in Arlington, action must      ary actions are being ensued.                Waste (MSW), which is part of         found on the local, state, and      out plastic bottle recycling                    much to ask?
plishment. As a result of her          be taken.                           Water fountains are being shut               the Environmental Protection          federal level. On a local level     bins to all cafeterias; one day                      Take the steps and make
being named first runner up, she            When the human body in-        off, and all of those remaining              Agency (EPA). That increase           our own very high school has        they hoped to get these bins                    the difference, or have we as
gets to join the winner as well        gests significant amounts of        in service are being flushed                 of 60%, translates to a grand         taken and plans to take several     in every hallway.The club, with                 both Americans and as Admi-
as Miss Photogenic from each           lead it can be pestilent. The       daily by custodial staff for at              total of 246 million tons of trash    steps to get an improved recy-      the help of Richard Carroll and                 rals really become so unaware
age group at the Cities of             intake of lead over multiple        least a minute. The same flush-              in 2005 alone.                        cling program in place.             staff, has also successfully                    and uncaring to the point
America National Competition.          years causes a build up in a        ing program has been instilled                   In another “recovery” test            The Environmental Aware-        gotten a new container for all                  where five extra steps decide
This competition will be held in       person’s system, and can pose       in the food service area.                    done by the EPA (“recovery”           ness Club, which is run by Ms.      of the plastic, aluminum, and                   whether or not we will do some-
Orlando, Florida in December           a serious risk to the physiol-          Arlington High School is                 being an interchangeable word         deMare and Mr. Lawrence, who        glass recyclables that are taken                thing beneficial for genera-
2009. There, the girls will con-       ogy. Health risks include; dam-     putting in a commendable ef-                 for recycling according to the        are both science teachers here      off the campus. The container                   tions to come?
tend for $60,000 in scholarships       age to the brain, red blood         fort to keep its students, staff,            EPA) the recycling trends have        at Arlington, have made huge        is currently in the back of the                      Next time one goes to the
as well as $30,000 in prizes, in-      cells, and kidneys.                 and visitors safe and secure by              positively increased since            advances in the recycling mo-       high school.                                    garbage, please think. The
cluding a sports car. Sammy-Jo              Primarily a water source is    installing these updates to free             2003. Recycling and compost           tion within the school. They            The club, made up only of                   simple action of placing plas-
hopes to do just as well in            contaminated by lead through        our drinking sources of the                  rates have increased by 32.1%         said, “We are so thrilled with      volunteers, is in charge of get-                tic in the proper bin and make
Florida as she did in Albany.          corrosion, or the wearing away,     contaminant, lead.                           or 79 million tons, however           the students’ efforts and en-       ting the recycling bins emptied.                the world a better place.



Link Crew advises freshmen Teachers and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  students ready
By Avannah Torok                       as link leaders, the group con-     of high school they are more                      Despite the fact that it is a    tions about the school. Some
              Staff Writer             tinues to host social activities    likely to succeed in the future.             new program, orientation ran          events that are in planning
                                       and offer academic assistance           During the fall of last year             smoothly and successfully.            through out the year such as
    Link Crew. It’s a phrase that      throughout the year. The goal       Richard Carroll, the 2011 house              The incoming ninth graders            the Freshmen tail gating event,
has been floating around
school since May of last year
but do any of Arlington’s stu-
                                       is “to make freshmen feel wel-
                                       come at high school and at the
                                       same time help support our up-
                                                                           president, heard about the pro-
                                                                           gram. A number of other
                                                                           schools in the area, such as
                                                                           Millbrook High School, have
                                                                                                                        began to trickle in a few minu-
                                                                                                                        ets before 8. According to Mr.
                                                                                                                        Carroll an estimated 600 of the
                                                                                                                                                              a freshmen lounge at the home
                                                                                                                                                              coming dance, and possibly an-
                                                                                                                                                              other gathering in November.
                                                                                                                                                              Link Crew appears is greatly
                                                                                                                                                                                                  for competition
dents really now what is? Sure,        perclassmen in leadership                                                        incoming class attended. They
the freshmen that attended ori-        skills,” says Mrs. Roberts, Link    been molding their incoming                  waited in front of the gyms until     benefiting our school. “There       by Samantha Sheridan                            this committee have been gath-
entation in August were intro-         Crew coordinator and Spanish        freshmen classes through Link                the double doors parted and           is a change around here,” states                                                    ering every Monday to con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Staff Writer
duced to the program but do            teacher at Arlington. This will     Crew for a few years now. Mr.                they were greeted with music and      Carroll at the September 17 link                                                    vene over the event, trying to
any of them know what Link             then motivate them to get in-       Carroll and many other faculty               cheers from the many link lead-       crew meeting, “the feel is              The class of 2010 teachers;                 make it as exciting and fun as
Crew really means?                     volved in extracurricular activi-   members, including Julia Rob-                ers and coordinators.                 friendlier; people stop to say      are you smarter than an 11th                    possible. A baking committee
    Link Crew is actually just         ties and to excel academically.     erts and Mrs. Boylan, pre-                             The freshmen played         thank you when I open the           grader? The small school ini-                   has also been put together, with
one of many programs hosted            Link Crew also gives juniors        sented the idea to Mr. Brooks.               fun introduction games where          doors. Freshmen attendance at       tiative group for the junior                    the intention of hosting a bake
by the Boomerang Program.              and seniors the opportunity to      The administrators had to work               they learned each others names,       club meetings and involvement       class has been preparing for an                 sale during the teacher, student
The Boomerang Program is an            learn leadership skills, gain       very fast on the project to pre-             taught them team work strate-         in sports is quite high and there   event which will be held on                     competition.
organization that strives to help      confidence, and to take initia-     pare for the class of 2012’s ar-             gies, academic tools, and other       has been a lot of good feed         Tuesday, October 28, 2008, in                       They have also been orga-
administrators, teachers, and          tive in their school by involv-     rival the following summer. One              important skills essential to         back. It is a student who are       cafeterias C and D. The event                   nizing with the school spirit
students create a healthy              ing themselves in the organi-       of the most pressing issues was              success in high school. When          truly the essence of this orga-     will be starting at 3:00 pm and                 store, where winners will re-
school environment for them-           zation and execution of the pro-    how to recruit the Link Crew                 questioned, ninth grader              nization and are those who          will be going until 4:30 pm, so                 ceive school spirit wear. Small
selves and their peers.                gram. After they have com-          Leaders, the backbone of the                 Kristen Molina says I learned         make it a place where the indi-     students can take the 4:45 pm                   schools initiative member
Founders Michael Jacobs,               pleted their training by attend-    whole operation. That spring                 to not sweat it out just go for       vidual can make a difference        late bus home. Six teachers will                Samantha Moyer says, “Stu-
Marybeth Campbell and                  ing teacher run meetings, the       students, all future juniors and             it.” Each leader ended the tour                    Link crew is such a    face off against six students                   dents bring your A-game, and
Carolyn Hill, travel across there      group of selected juniors and       seniors during the 2008-2009                 by taking their groups back to        fresh new program and               chosen from a raffle and will                   teachers- study up! Hope to
country spreading their mes-           seniors are now Link Leaders        school year were permitted to                their original gyms where the         Arlington’s students are very       hav                                             see you there.”
sage at the three day confer-          and are therefore qualified to      apply for the program. They                  day ended with a closing cer-         lucky to have teachers dedi-            This month, the members of
ences they sponsor, where they         partake in the program. The         were required to write an essay              emony complete with an inspir-        cated enough to make this hap-
explain Link Crew and their            schools that are the most suc-      explaining why they were inter-              ing speech by the student body        pen at the High School. If the
other main program called              cessful have Link Leaders who       ested in the program and how                 president, Hayden Carlin, and         program was successful in its
WEB. They instruct teachers            represent each social group         their involvement would pro-                 the link crew coordinators.           first year of progression imag-
how to reenact them at their           within a high school. This way      mote its success. Many entries               Many freshmen going into ori-         ine the impact it could make as
own schools. There philoso-            those freshmen that play sports     were reviewed and by May the                 entation such as J.J. Vazques         it continues to flourish in the
phy is simple; that every              and those who are interested        final assortment of upper                    admit “I was nervous going            years to come. Malorie Kranis,
teacher can inspire a student          in music can find a link leader     classmen were chosen and they                into it [orientation]” but at the     one of the link leaders, com-
and that each student has              they can relate to and feel con-    were invited to the in-school in-            end of the day came out excited       mented “I feel as the program
something unique to offer. If          nected to. The same applies to      troduction day where they                    to start high school.                 continues it will become better
each individual does his or her        any other social grouping.          learned the games they would                            Each link leader is to     and the problems will work
job and contributes something               Link Crew would not com-       play with the freshmen during                stay in contact via phone or          themselves out.” This program
to a group, everyone benefits          mence without its leaders, for      orientation and gained a further             email to invite their freshmen        will only make the Arlington
in return. Through Link Crew           it is their responsibility to af-   explanation as to what link crew             to the social events, inform          Community stronger but it will
and WEB the founders train             filiate themselves with the         is. Over the summer the link                 them of academic help, and to         take the involvement of all its
teachers to promote peer               freshmen on a personal level.       leaders attended a couple more               occasionally check in to see          students. If each person does
mentorship by participating in         The freshmen are to encourage       meetings in preparation for big              how they are progressing and          their part to contribute to suc-
leadership building activities.        them to ask for help and advice     event, orientation.                          to see if they have any ques-         cess then everyone will benefit.
This enables teachers to bring         and “to be a source of sup-
out the best in their students,        port,” says Mrs. Boylan,                                                             Link Crew is an orgnization
which leads to a progressive           Arlington’s transition coordi-                                                   that helps to ease the transition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         photo courtesy of http://www.hulu.com

school environment.                    nator. This then creates social                                                  of the incoming freshmen into           For further information
    Link Crew is a program that        connections which fuels con-                                                                                                                               Are you smarter than a 5th grader has been a hit show
                                                                                                                        high school. It is a nation-wide         please visit the site;           overwhelming the nation with entertainment. We are bringing
helps ease the stark transition        fidence that leads to a school                                                   organization opening doors for                                            this game show to Arlington High School with a twist. The Small
from middle school to high             year of accomplishments and                                                      those who might otherwise feel             www.linkcrew.com
school. It introduces itself first     good experiences. According to                                                                                                                             School Initiative club of the 2010 class is hosting “Are you
                                                                                                                        out of place and is meant to build                                        smarter than an 11th grader?” If so, come out to see teachers face
through freshmen orientation.          the Boomerang Program                    photo courtesy of http://www.d155.org   a great sense ofcommunity.
With the help of devoted teach-        website, studies show that if a                                                                                                                            off against their students.
ers and upperclassmen known            person enjoys their first year
6            FEATURES
             October 2008                                                                                                                                                                         the Arlingtonian




Candidates surprise voters Palin expresses
by Jessie Zarrelli                                  kan amendment to deny state health benefits          ees would obtain it elsewhere. It has also been

                           conservative views
                             Magazine Editor

     As the 2008 presidential election is quickly
                                                    to same-sex couples. That is promoting ex-
                                                    actly the opposite of equality and respect for
                                                    everyone. McCain, like Obama, wants to make
                                                    it possible that all Americans have access to
                                                                                                         estimated that 20 million people would lose
                                                                                                         their employer-covered insurance, with 21 mil-
                                                                                                         lion people starting to use individually cov-
approaching, it is becoming more difficult to                                                            ered healthcare.                                    Katie Rubino                                        United States Army), Bristol (her seventeen
tell which candidate will take office in Janu-      medical coverage, but if he has chosen Palin              On Obama’s side of healthcare, the cost                                           Staff Writer     year old daughter who is pregnant), Willow,
ary. We have two main candidates: Obama, a          as his Vice President, he may also believe that      of healthcare will not be less, like people be-                                                         Piper, and Trig (who was born with Down
black, Harvard graduate, who stands as far          all Americans, except same-sex couples,              lieve it will be, because it will just be paid           Most people have heard about Senator           syndrome). Palin appeals to women, especially
left as you can get on the political spectrum,      should have health coverage.                         through high taxes. For Obama’s healthcare          John McCain’s running mate, or perhaps more         those who have children, which could be es-
and McCain, an older, Naval Academy gradu-                On the other hand, Obama said that he          plan, he wants the government to subsidize,         correctly “maiden”, Sarah Palin. However, few       pecially beneficial to McCain’s
ate, who sees issues from a very conservative       wanted a Vice President who was not like ev-         which means that payment for healthcare             know the Alaskan governor’s history, both           campaign.Palin’s views on controversial is-
point of view. These two candidates differ on       ery other person in Washington. So then why          would be assisted by the government; with           personally and politically. So here is the scoop.   sues vary from topic to topic. On the energy
every major issue, from ways to fix the             choose Joe Biden? Biden looks just like ev-          this plan, and no participating companies                Sarah Louis Heath Palin was born on Feb-       front, Palin believes that drilling should be
economy, to the Iraq War, to healthcare.            eryone else in Washington. Obama claims he           would be able to deny someone coverage              ruary 11, 1964, in the small town of Sandpoint,     done in Alaska in order to obtain a greater
     The deciding factor is becoming more spe-      is all for ‘change”, yet he chose a typical white,   based on pre-existing health conditions.            Idaho. When she was a mere three months             supply of oil for America, and loosen our reli-
cific as times goes on, especially with the         male politician as his running mate. Biden fre-      Obama would also require health coverage            old, her parents uprooted the family and            ance on Middle Eastern oil. Although McCain
economy plummeting. In the last couple of           quently makes linguistic mistakes, and voted         for children, but not for adults.                   moved to Alaska. Her father was a science           is strongly against this, Palin stands firm in
weeks, the economy has tanked so much that          in favor of the Iraq War Resolution, but now              In relation to the Iraq war, Obama plans       teacher and track coach, while her mother was       her views.
Americans are frantically trying to decide who      opposes it, being part of the Obama campaign.        to pull the troops out of Iraq within sixteen       a secretary. During her stay at Wasilla High             Sarah Palin is an ultra-conservative Prot-
will bring our economy back into shape.             For someone who continually makes fun of             months of being in office. This has both nega-      School, Palin acquired the nickname “Sarah          estant, which is the reason for her opposition
     Like all candidates, Barack Obama and          McCain’s age, saying that we need someone            tives and positives because although the            Barracuda” from the basketball team, due to         to abortion in any case, including that of rape
John McCain have their strengths, as well as        young and new, Biden is himself over middle          majority of Americans do not favor the war in       her aggressive tactics throughout games.            and incest. Palin also strongly opposes same
many weaknesses. It can be said that McCain,        age, being 65 years old. Analysts believed that      Iraq and want the troops pulled out as soon               After her high school graduation, Palin       sex marriage. Sarah Palin is a dedicated politi-
a fourth term senator from Arizona, has more        if Obama had chosen Hillary Clinton as his           as possible, we will not know the exact situa-      went on to become Miss Wasilla in 1984 and          cian and United States citizen. She enjoys
experience, but that does not necessarily make      running mate, the two would have been un-            tion and stability of the Iraqi government in       runner up to Miss Alaska in the same year.          Alaskan history, hunting, fishing, and being
one qualified to lead a nation.                     beatable.                                            sixteen months.                                     Years later, in 1987, she attended the Univer-      outdoors. Although Palin is considered a
     Obama, who is criticized for being inexpe-          In a time where the Republican Party is              McCain, a war veteran, and strong sup-         sity of Idah, receiving a degree in journalism.     “Washington outsider”, she has a good deal
rienced, and a “socialist”, has been using the      being blamed for nearly everything, includ-          porter of the Iraq war, was quoted as saying,            In 1988, she married her high school sweet-     of experience in regards to politics. Only the
slogan “change we can believe in”, which has        ing having American troops still stationed in        earlier in his presidential campaign, that hav-     heart and four-time champion of                                 future will tell what this woman will
caught the attention of many Americans,             Iraq and no end to the war in sight, a rise in       ing troops in Iraq for 100 years would “be          the Iron Dog (the world’s long-                                            bring to America.
young voters especially. It is true that every      house foreclosures, millions not covered by          fine with me”. He has now stated that he would      est snow machine race), Todd
candidate makes open promises, but do we            health insurance, and the economy worsen-            like the troops out of Iraq by 2013, or until the   Palin. He worked for his family’s
want open promises for change or open prom-         ing in general, Americans are looking for            war is won.                                         company until his wife became gover-
ises similar to the ones Bush made?                 change and something new. During the vice                 Economy wise, McCain plans to cut taxes        nor, at which point he resigned. It has re-
     If Obama wins the election, America will       presidential debate, Biden stated that he did        for the average taxpayer in every income            cently been released that in 1986, Todd Palin
have the first black president, and if McCain       not see a difference between George Bush’s           group, but high-income tax payers would ben-        was arrested for driving under the influence
wins the election, America will have the old-       and John McCain’s plans for Iraq or Afghani-         efit the most. Obama will tax those making          of alcohol.
est president.                                      stan and Palin claimed that was inaccurate,          $250,000 and over the most, while everyone               In 1992, Palin decided to enter the
     When choosing a running mate, John             without giving any real backup, any stating          else’s taxes would be reduced. The lowest           world of politics, attaining a position on
McCain specifically stated that he wanted a         what the McCain campaign plans to do.                income groups would benefit the most from           the Wasilla City Council by greatly op-
Vice President who was very knowledgeable                According to political analysts, it is un-      Obama’s policy. The Tax Policy Center has           posing tax hikes. Four years later, she
about foreign relations and foreign policy, and     true that McCain’s healthcare plan will lower        estimated that McCain’s tax policy would in-        became mayor of Wasilla, cutting taxes,
instead chose Sarah Palin, a woman who has          the rate of uninsured citizens, and the quality      crease the national debt by as much as $4.5         reducing spending, and investing more
been the governor of Alaska for two years.          of healthcare may or may not improve, like           trillion, not including interest, while Obama’s     in public safety. She first ran for gover-
Maybe he thought that because Alaska is near        McCain claims it will. McCain would also not         could increase debt by as much as $3.3 tril-        nor in 2002, but fell short of her goal by
Russia, that her strength is foreign relations.     give tax cuts to people who receive health           lion.                                               a mere 2,000 votes.
     Sarah Palin has been quoted as saying that     through their employers, but he would give a              These two candidates have made open                 In 2003, Palin was appointed chair of
the Republican party is “the right agenda for       $2,500 tax credit to individuals and a $5,000        promises to the American people and flip-           Alaska’s Oil and Gas Conservation Com-
America” because Republicans promote                tax cuts to families who buy insurance directly      flopped on every major issue, and will con-         mission, but later resigned due to corrup-
equality and respect for everyone. If she, like     from insurers, so that they can choose their         tinue to do so, but this is what we have been       tion within the organization. Later in her ca-
the Republican Party, stands for equality, then     own healthcare provider. The problem with            left with, so hopefully whoever is elected will     reer, she exposed the corrupt officials and
it seems quite odd that she is not in support       this is that employers would be less likely to       be able to help our country in every way pos-       had them removed from office. She acted
of gay marriage and also supported an Alas-         cover healthcare if they knew their employ-          sible. We do need change, after all.                against Republicans, members of her own
                                                                                                                                                             party, to bring forth justice. Palin moved on to
                                                                                                                                                             win the Republican primary for governor in
 Experience, age play role in election                                                                                                                       2006 and eventually won the general election,
                                                                                                                                                             defeating Democratic candidate Tony
                                                                                                                                                             Knowles. She broke records on Decem-
  by Sabrina Acampora                                  the war in Iraq. Obama’s plans for the United triotism is something that many people view as          ber 4, 2006, when she was sworn
                                     Features Editor States if elected, or “The Blueprint for Change” a necessary or satisfying quality for a Presiden-      into office as the first female
                                                       can be found on his website. While Obama’s tial Candidate. However, there are many people             governor, as well as the
      Although many Americans have different campaign for change has been treating him well that fear that McCain’s age might be working                     youngest in Alaskan history.
  views about the upcoming election, there is one throughout the presidential race, his lack of cer- against him; after all he is seventy-two years old      Palin’s administration fo-
  element concerning it that nobody can deny; tain experiences cannot be overlooked by some as of late this past August.                                     cused on education, public
  November fourth WILL make history as one of of America’s voters.                                         This Presidential race will come down to          safety, and transportation.
  the most monumental and distinctive elections            John McCain, whose website uses the slo- whether the people want to take a chance on                   On August 29, 2008, John
  ever. There are many factors making the election gan “Country First: Reform, Prosperity, Peace” someone who is totally new, but lacking some               McCain formally announced that
  as big as it is, but mainly it is the idea of change as a main idea for his campaign, has also been experiences, or whether they want to stay with         Palin would be his vice presidential
  and the diverse backgrounds of the people who sweeping through the nation portraying his someone who has all the experience, but who                       running mate. At the Republican
  are running.                                         points on various big ticket issues. McCain has might just fall into Bush’s footsteps and not         Party’s convention in St. Paul, Minne-
      On Election Day, Americans will have to tackled countless reforms in his days as Sena- make the changes that are both needed and de-                   sota on September 3, Palin described her-
  choose between Barack Obama, the Democratic tor, something which he plans to continue do- sired by Americans.                                              self as “just your average hockey mom.” This
  nominee, and John McCain, the Republican ing if he is elected President in early November.               After reading this issue, hopefully all of the    could not be more true, for Palin and her hus-
  nominee. Although this sounds like a very cut McCain has mountains of experience not only potential voters, and even those of you who                      band have five children: Track (who is in the
  and dry choice, that could be farther than what it in politics but also in serving our country. He have voted in previous elections will be able to
  really is. The two nominees are so different in had a twenty-two year career in the Navy as a make a more educated decision come Novem-                                                                               Freda Turner, junior
  appearance and beliefs that the choice will be Naval Aviator. This intense experience and pa- ber fourth, because every vote DOES count.                                                                       “Obama because I feel that he would be a




                                                                       Man on
  harder than ever for voters, while those differ-                                                                                                                                                                good leader and I also agree with his
  ences are also adding to the intrigue of this elec-                                                                                                                                                                           views.”
  tion.
      Many people view Barack Obama as the




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  epitome of change for the United States, a title
  that he uses to his advantage. There are many
  Americans who are unhappy with the govern-
  ment as it is now and are open to or even de-
  manding change. Obama uses this slogan not
  only because of his views and his race, but also
  because if elected he would be the first Demo-
  crat in the White House in eight years. Obama
  has been quoted saying, “I want to campaign
  the same way I govern, which is to respond di-
  rectly and forcefully with the truth.” He seems
                                                      Who would you choose for President
  to be living up to that quote while dealing and
  speaking about the major issues of this election
                                                      and why?                                        by Sabrina Acampora
                                                                                                                                   Features Editor
                                                                                                                                                                       Dana Harsch, senior
                                                                                                                                                             “Obama because I agree with his points and
  like the economy, health care, immigration, and                                                                                                                            views.”
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 McCain: war veteran supports Obama: The New
 Iraq War, Bush’s policies    Face of Democracy?
                                                                                                                                                           by Christina Hughes                                   in political science. After graduation, he went
 by Brittney Rivera
                                                   was no way to avoid service, at least in his          mained too severe for him to continue his mili-                                        Staff Writer     to Harvard Law School and was the first black
                                  Staff Writer     family, and went to the academy with some             tary career and he retired in 1981. In the same                                                         president of the Harvard Law Review. Speaking
                                                   resentment. At first, he enjoyed the rigors of        year, he decided to run for Congress in a new          Could this man be the change we need and         of firsts, Obama is the onlyAfrican Americanin
     John McCain. By now we all know his face                                                                                                              the man to run our country? Some Democrats
                                                   training but soon became bored. The next four         district near Phoenix, Arizona. In 1986, he ran                                                         the United States Senate, the fifth in United
 and his name. Many have heard the stories
                                                   years he spent toeing the line and making             for the Senate and won. He was even consid-       across the United States say, “YES!” Whether          States history and the third since the Recon-
 about his time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.                                                                                                           you are old enough to vote or not, it is neces-
                                                   trouble. In 1958, he graduated fifth from the         ered as a possible running mate for George                                                              struction era!
 Really though, who is the man behind the sto-                                                                                                             sary to get the facts straight about the first-ever
                                                   bottom of his class. In the spring of 1967,           Bush Sr. in the 1988 election.                                                                               Today, Barack Obama is a Senator from Illi-
 ries?
                                                   McCain volunteered for combat duty in Viet-                  His political views are diverse. He is a   African American Presidential nominee- Mr.            nois and a presidential candidate. He stands at
     John Sidney McCain III was born on Au-                                                                                                                Barack Obama.
                                                   nam and began flying carrier based attack             conservative republican- anti-abortion, anti-                                                           a lofty six feet and one inch, and is currently
 gust 29th, 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone on
                                                   planes. His capture occurred on October 26th,         gun control, and pro- death penalty. He is an          On August 4th, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, a       married to Mrs. Michelle Obama, a Chicago na-
 a United States military base. He was the sec-                                                                                                            boy to be named Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. was
                                                   1967. His plane had been hit by a missile; he         outspoken supporter of President Bush’s war                                                             tive and a fellow Harvard Law grad. They have
 ond of three children and the first boy born to                                                                                                           born. From his first moment, his parents knew
                                                   had no other choice except to eject from the          strategy in Iraq. However, he voted against                                                             two children together, Malia and Sasha. As far
 John S. McCain Jr. and his wife, Roberta. He
                                                   plane, and landed in the middle of a lake in          the federal gay marriage ban and for federal      he was something special. First of all, not ev-       as achievements go, Mr. Obama is also an ac-
 had a large amount of pressure placed on him                                                                                                              eryone has a mother from Witchita, Kansas and
                                                   Hanoi. The force of the crash rendered him            funding of stem cell research, which makes                                                              complished writer. He won a Grammy in 2006 for
 by his father and grandfather from an early
                                                   unconscious, with both of his arms and one            him unique.                                       a father from the Nyanza Province in Kenya! It        the Best Spoken Word Album (the CD version
 age. Both had been four-star generals in the                                                                                                              was only fitting to name the baby boy Barack,
                                                   leg broken. He was taken as a prisoner of war                 John McCain is the Republican nomi-                                                             of his book “Dreams from my Father”). Also,
 US navy and expected him to follow in their                                                                                                               which means “blessed” in Swahili and Arabic.
                                                   to a Vietnamese jail, the Hanoi Hilton.               nee for president. He is also a war hero, a fa-                                                         The Audacity of Hope has been on or near the
 footsteps. In high school, McCain was the
                                                                                                         ther of seven, and a self described “maver-       The joyful family left Queen’s Medical Center;        top of the New York Times Best Seller List since
 rebel; following in the footsteps of Marlon                                                                                                               however, the happiness was short-lived.
                                                       The North Vietnamese recognized their             ick”. He has chosen a woman to be his Vice                                                              its publication in late 2006.
 Brando and James Dean. He was also very
                                                   hostage as the son of a famous admiral and            President. He also has some unconventional             When Barack was just 2 years old, his par-            Formally chosen as a Presidential nominee
 popular with the ladies. His brother, Joe, said                                                                                                           ents got a divorce. His father eventually went
                                                   transferred him to the hospital. His condition        views for his political party. His personality                                                          on August 27th, 2008, Obama has selected Dela-
 that he was one of “the coolest guys on                                                                                                                   back to Kenya, while Barack stayed in the lov-
                                                   worsened until his weight dropped below 100           and past should make for one interesting elec-                                                          ware Senator Joe Biden to be his Vice Presiden-
 earth”.
                                                   pounds.                                               tion.                                             ing care of his mother, Ann Dunham. At the            tial candidate. In the upcoming November elec-
     In 1954, McCain entered into the United                                                                                                               youthful age of 10, Barack went to live with his
                                                       Later, McCain was put in solitary confine-                                                                                                                tion, they are running against Senator John
 States Military Academy in Annapolis, Mary-
                                                                                                 ment                                                      grandparents in Hawaii, who helped to raise him.      McCain and Governor Sarah Palin. Barack
 land. He knew there                                                                                                                                       Slightly further down the road, however, we see
                                                                                                 and                                                                                                             Obama is clearly a successful, intelligent, ac-
                                                                                                 when                                                      that Barack had a darker past as well. He has         complished man who wants the Presidency more
                                                                                                h i s                                                      admitted that as a teen, he experimented with         than anything. He hopes to lead our country to
                                                                                               will                                                        cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol. Evidently, he        victory with the simple campaign slogan
                                                                        was weakened, he was                                                               triumphed over those dark times and went on to        “Change”. He never fails to inspire all with his
                                                                        asked if he wanted to                                                              be quite successful.                                  tremendous speeches and quotes. He tells the
                                                                        leave. He refused, citing                                                               For college, Barack chose Occidental Col-        nation, “This is our moment. This is our time.”
                                                                         the POW code of con-                                                              lege in California, but soon transferred to Co-       Congratulations to Obama and best wishes in
                                                                         duct: the first to be cap-                                                        lumbia University in New York City. He majored        the upcoming Presidential election!
                                                                          tured is the first to leave.
                                                                          He also knew that his re-
                                                                          lease would be used as
                                                                          a powerful piece of pro-
                                                                                                                                                           Biden remains a mystery
                                                                          paganda for the North               Did you know? ...                            by Erika Lage                                         raising of his two sons. Thanks to her enthusi-
                                                                        Vietnamese. He was re-                                                                                                 Staff Writer      asm, Biden was elected five more terms. He is a
                                                                       peatedly beaten and tor-            According to CNN’s national                                                                           candidate for reelection this year as well as
                                                                      tured along with the other
                                                                                                           poll of polls (which consists of                     Everybody seems to be talking about Sa-          Obama’s choice of vice-president.
                                                                     men imprisoned with him. Fi-                                                          rah Palin, the Republican vice residential can-               Biden ran for the Democratic nomina-
                                                                   nally, after five and a half            three surveys: Gallup
                                                                                                                                                           didate, but what do we really know about Joe          tion for President twice, in 1988 and 2008. His
                                                                  years in prison, McCain and              (Sept.16-18), Diageo/Hotline                    Biden, Obama’s running mate?                          campaign had very little money, and most jobs
                                                                 the other Americans were re-              (Sept. 16-18) and Big Ten                              He was born in 1942 in Scranton, Penn-         were done by his family members. He was un-
                                                                leased on March 14th, 1973.                Battleground (Sept. 14-17))                     sylvania into a middle class family. His father       successful both times, but this year, he is the
                                                                   McCain returned from Vietnam
                                                              a different man. His injuries re-
                                                                                                           Obama has forty-seven per-                      was a car salesman, and had three younger             possible future vice-president.
                                                                                                                                                           children. When Biden was 10, they moved to                Biden also sits on many committees in Con-
                                                                                                           cent of the voters, while
                                                                                                                                                           Claymont Delaware so his father could find            gress including foreign relations and the Inter-
                                                                                                           McCain is at forty-four per-                    more work. He was raised Roman Catholic and           national Narcotics Control Caucus. He works
                                                                                                           cent. The survey showed nine                    went to Catholic school where he had a ten-           hard to promote civil rights and to protect the
                                                                                                           percent to be unsure.                           dency to under perform. Despite that, he went         environment. He has strong beliefs and is will-
                                                                                                                                                           to Delaware University and continued on to            ing to fight for them, and he considers his most
                                                                                                                                                           get his degree in law at the Syracuse Univer-         important legislation to be the Violence Against
                                                                                                                                                           sity College of Law. Throughout his childhood         Women Act.
                                                                                                                                                           and much of his teen years, Biden struggled               Outside of the senate, Biden has no other
                                                                                                                                                           with a tendency to stutter. He worked hard,           source of income. As such, he is one of the five
                                                                                                                                                           and eventually overcame it by reciting poetry         least wealthy senators serving today. At this
                                                                                                                                                           in the mirror.                                        time, he is running consecutively for the vice-
                                                                                                                                                                Biden married Neilia Hunter at age 22 and        presidency and a position on the senate, but
                                                                                                                                                           they had three children; Joseph R. III, Robert        only time will tell what the future holds for him.
                                                                                                                                                           Hunter and Naomi. Three years after his wed-              Hecredits his wife with rekindling his inter-
                                                                                                                                                           ding, he began practicing law in Delaware. He         est in politics and life. Together, they had a
                                                                                                                                                           practiced criminal law in the Delaware Bar, and       daughter named Ashley, and Jill helped in the
                                                                                                                                                           later opened his own firm. Soon after that, he        raising of his two sons. Thanks to her enthusi-
                                                                                                                                                           was elected to the Newcastle County Council,          asm, Biden was elected five more terms. He is a
                                                                                                                                                           and in 1972, became a member of the U.S. Sen-         candidate for reelection this year as well as
                                                                                                                                                           ate at the age of thirty, the youngest allowed        Obama’s choice of vice-president.
                                                               Joe Porter, senior                                                                          by the Constitution.                                      Biden ran for the Democratic nomination
                                                          “Obama because yes we can!”                                                                           On December 18 of that same year, his wife       for President twice, in 1988 and 2008. His cam-
                                                                                                                                                           and one year old daughter, Naomi, were killed         paign had very little money, and most jobs were
                                                                                                                                                           in a car accident. His two young sons were            done by his family members. He was unsuc-
                                                                                                                                                           severely injured, and had to be hospitalized.         cessful both times, but this year, he is the pos-
                                                                                                                                                           He hesitated over whether or not to join the          sible future vice-president.
                                                                                                                                                           Senate after the accident, but his family and             Biden also sits on many committees in Con-
                                                                                                                                                           friends encouraged him to continue on. He was         gress including foreign relations and the Inter-
                                                                                                                                                           sworn in from his son’s bedside in their hospi-       national Narcotics Control Caucus. He works
                                                                                                                                                           tal room.                                             hard to promote civil rights and to protect the
                                                                                                                                                                His early years in the Senate were difficult     environment. He has strong beliefs and is will-
                                                                                                                                                           as a single father of two, but he had the sup-        ing to fight for them, and he considers his most
                                                                                                                                                           port of his family. His sister moved in to care       important legislation to be the Violence Against
                                                                                                                                                           for his boys while he commuted daily from             Women Act.
                                                                                                                                                           Wilmington to Washington D.C.                             Outside of the senate, Biden has no other
                                                                                                                                                                Three years after the accident, he met Jill      source of income. As such, he is one of the five
                                                                                                                                                           Jacobs, a school teacher. They were married in        least wealthy senators serving today. At this
         Will Ghee, freshman                                                                                   Whitney Harnen, junior                      1977. He credits her with rekindling his inter-       time, he is running consecutively for the vice-
  “McCain because he would be able to fix                                                                  “McCain because I think he would be a           est in politics and life. Together, they had a        presidency and a position on the senate, but
             the economy.”                                                                                     good leader for our nation..”               daughter named Ashley, and Jill helped in the         only time will tell what the future holds for him.
8                ENTERTAINMENT
                 October 2008                                                                                                                                                                                    the Arlingtonian

                                                                                                                                                              Dark Knight
                                                                                                                                                              becomes world
                                                                                                                                                              phenomenon
                                                                                                                                                              by Sarah Welty                        Joker tells Christian Bale’s steel   a hound fresh out of hell. To the
                                                                                                                                                                                  Staff Writer      Batman. “You complete me.”           clown prince of crime, a knife is
                                                                                                                                                                                                        The new Batman movie is          preferable to a gun, the better
                                                                                                                                                                  Get your keys and head            not a radical overhaul like its      to “savor the moment.”
                                                                                                                                                              down to Gotham town, because          predecessor, which is to be ex-           Though viewers will be
                                                                                                                                                              maybe, just maybe, you’ll see         pected of a film with a large        drooling like the Joker over the
                                                                                                                                                              the Caped Crusader darting            price tag, well north of $100 mil-   actors, Nolan makes a few
                                                                                                                                                              around, hiding in the shadows-        lion, and major studio expecta-      changes by casting Maggie
                                                                                                                                                              much like Christopher Nolan’s         tions. Instead, like other film-     Glydenhall as Rachel as
                                                                                                                                                              epic new film, The Dark Knight.       makers who have successfully         Batman’s love interest, (hooray
                                                                                                                                                              Nolan scores once again in this       reworked genre staples, Nolan        for another film free of Katie
                                                                                                                                                              box office hit, it is a film that     has found a way to make              Holmes) but every actor brings
                                                                                                                                                              preaches moodiness by means           Batman relevant to our time, in-     his A game to show the lure of
                                                                                                                                                              of poetry and crushes the             vesting him with shadows that        the dark side. Michael Caine
                                                                                                                                                              American way into dust under          remind viewers of the                simply simmers with wit as
                                                                                                                                                              the large and rather obnoxious        character’s troubled beginning.      Alfred, who serves as butler,
                                                                                                                                                              wheels of the bat-mo-bike. Strik-     That is nothing new, but what        best friend, and secret-keeper of
                                                                                                                                                              ing out from his Batman origin        is surprising, actually startling,   Batman.
                                                                                                                                                              story, Nolan practically etches       is that in The Dark Knight,               As can be expected, Mor-
                                                                                                                                                              a smile into one’s face while al-     which picks up the story after       gan Freeman boils with wisdom
                                                                                                                                                              most mocking one at the end for       the first film ends, Nolan has       as Lucius Fox, the new-age
                                                                                                                                                              being “so serious.”                   turned Batman into what seems        Caracticus Potts who designs
                                                                                                                                                                  The rather ambiguous end-         like a villain’s sidekick.           nothing short of a Chitty-
                                                                                                                                                              ing and pity for the dashing mil-         That villian would be the        Chitty-Bang-Bang with all those
                                                                                                                                                              lionaire playboy Bruce Wayne          Joker, of course, a demonic cre-     lovely toys that would make In-
                                                                                                                                                              has viewers crying, cheering,         ation and three-ring circus in       spector Gadget go bonkers.
                                                                                                                                                              grim or downright confused as         one wholly embodied by none          Gary Oldman becomes charac-
                                                                                                                                                              they leave the theater or hang        other than Heath Ledger. Led-        ter so well that he makes virtue
                                                                                                                                                              around to discuss whether or          ger died in January at age 28        exciting as Jim Gordon, the ulti-
                                                                                                                                                              not Cat Woman will be in the          from an accidental drug over-        mate good-cop and almost “part-
                                                                                                                                                              next film. Nolan does an excel-       dose, and his death might have       ner” of the Batman. And as an-
                                                                                                                                                              lent job of bringing the film’s un-   cast an even darker shadow over      other addition to the Batman
                                                                                                                                                              derlying meaning to life with his     the film. Madly twitching, lick-     family, Harvey Dent tells the
                                                                                                                                                              exceptionally gifted cast and tal-    ing his horribly smeared lips        Caped Crusader, “You either die
                                                                                                                                                              ent in the director’s chair. But      and giggling at every injury he      a hero or you live long enough
                                                                                                                                                              wait, how can a conflicted guy        acquires, he takes the role of the   to see yourself become a vil-
                                                                                                                                                              in a bat suit (not hockey pants,      mad trickster to a whole new,        lain,” Eckhart earns major props
                                                                                                                                                              please) and a villain from the cir-   and dark, level. Miles from Jack     for eerily and emotionally por-
                                                                                                                                                              cus speak to the essentials of        Nicholson’s broadly funny take       traying his own transformation
                                                                                                                                                              the human condition? Nolan,           on the role in Tim Burton’s 1989     into Two-Face.
                                                                                                                                                              you learn, likes to linger in the     Batman, Ledger brings the role            This blast of energy, which
                                                                                                                                                              dark, but he doesn’t want to live     to the shadows, where even           is about as good as comic mov-
                                                                                                                                                              there. The Dark Knight creates        what is comic is hardly a relief.    ies can get, will have viewers
                                                                                                                                                              a place where light and dark          No plastic mask for him; his face    panting with excitement and
                                                                                                                                                              hold hands and waltz through-         is caked with white, black and       trembling over the questions it
                                                                                                                     photo courtesy of themeparks.about.com   out Gotham town. “I don’t want        red makeup that highlights the       poses about a society sliding
                                                                                                                                                              to kill you,” Heath Ledger’s dev-     eerie scar of a grin, the greenish   into anarchy as humanity hangs
The Dark Knight became the second highest grossing film in U.S. history accumulating over $520 million at the box office.
                                                                                                                                                              ilishly dark depiction of the         hair and the yellowing teeth of      on by a thread.



Remembering the man Coen Brothers strike gold
behind the smile    again in comical fashion
by Lily Meade                        Best Actor in a Leading Role for    voices to see which would best
                    Staff Writer     the film. Although he did not re-   fit the wild, insane character.
                                     ceive the Oscar, his perfor-        Ledger’s performance in the
     It was a cold, overcast day     mance has made a significant        movie was considered flawless,
in Lower Manhattan. At ap-           mark in the big screen business.    and the way he embodied the
proximately 2:45 PM EST,                 In the meantime, Ledger         Joker was unforgettably genius.
Ledger’s housekeeper and mas-        ended his two-year romance          Some would even go so far as
seuse entered his bedroom to         with Naomi Watts and entered        to say that they enjoyed his role
find a lifeless body unclothed       a new relationship with Michelle    so much, they hoped that he
at the foot of the bed. A call was                                       would prevail over the Batman.
immediately made to 9-1-1, and                                           It has been strongly suggested
after a fervent effort to revive     ...the way he em-                   and widely agreed upon that
his consciousness, Ledger was        bodied the Joker                    Heath Ledger would receive a
pronounced dead less than an                                             posthumous Oscar for his seem-
hour later.                          was unforgetta-                     ingly legendary work. The world
     Heath Andrew Ledger was
born on April 4, 1979 in Perth,
                                     bly genius.                         will have to bite their nails until
                                                                         February 22.
Australia. His initial interest in                                            “Heath has touched so
drama began in junior high           Williams, who he was intro-         many people on so many differ-
school. Ledger’s talent was          duced to on the set of              ent levels during his short life,
clear in the drama class; how-       Brokeback Mountain. One             but few had the pleasure of truly
ever, his talent wasn’t very ap-     year later on October 28, 2005      knowing him. He was a down-
preciated by his peers. At the       their daughter Matilda Rose         to-earth, generous, kindhearted,
age of 17 he and a friend packed     Ledger was born. “Matilda is        life-loving, unselfish individual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     photo courtesy of collider.com
their bags and drove to Sydney       adorable, and beautifully obser-    extremely inspirational to
seeking acting opportunities.        vant and wise. Michelle and I       many,” Ledger’s father ad-            Burn After Reading is the Coen brothers’ first film to follow their Academy award winning film, No Country for Old Men.
However, Ledger was surprised        love her so much. Becoming a        dressed in Heath’s hometown of        by Jon Suh                                     tiate divorce with consultation       man who describes himself as             Although the movie is spy
to find himself getting only         father exceeds all my expecta-      Perth, Australia following his                                Staff Writer           with her lover Harry Pfarrer,         “a mere good Samaritan.”             themed may lead one to sus-
small roles in low-budget mov-       tions. It’s the most remarkable     tragic death. That was con-                                                          portrayed by George Clooney.          When Linda and Chad track            pect to be a mockery or spoof
ies and shows. It was not until      experience I’ve ever had - it’s     firmed accidental by the au-               The Coen brothers first                   Harry is a rather promiscuous         the disk to Osbourne they plan       of our government, the Coen
his first Australian feature film    marvelous,” were Ledger’s           topsy; though, during the film-       movie after their academy                      character who also has carried        to blackmail him, unbeknownst        brothers did not mean any of-
premiere in 1997 of Blackrock        words on his new role as a fa-      ing of The Dark Knight, Ledger        award winning noir, No Coun-                   a gun with him for the last 20        to the fact that the disk is com-    fense toward the government
did he find something more.          ther. Michelle Williams declared    expressed insomnia, extreme           try for Old Men, seems to                      years due to his work as a            prised of financial records that     and just wanted to make a spy
      After feeling let down by      Heath’s spirit living on in         restlessness, and anxiety to his      stray from the roots of its pre-               body guard; both of these at-         Osbourne’s wife needed for           movie.
his lack of bigger roles, Ledger     Matilda Rose in her first public    fellow stars and accomplices.         decessor. However, as ex-                      tributes help further develop         her divorce. Also to add to the          The film’s rather complex
moved to America and quickly         statement following his de-         He experienced respiratory in-        pected by the Coen brothers,                   the plot even more.                   spy theme of the movie there         plot may leave the viewer wait-
landed the great role of a rug-      cease.                              stability as well. Sleep was cru-     Burn After Reading unfolds its                     The plot then shifts to the       are some unknown watchmen            ing for the next advancement
ged, outcast teen in Ten Things          Ledger’s most recent, and       cial to his exhausted body, and       elaborate plot as another mas-                 story of Linda Lytksy (Frances        that keep an eye on some of          in the plot but the movie prom-
I Hate About You. Heath became       possibly greatest, role was of      Ledger turned to different sleep-     terpiece that defines it as a film             McDormand), a middle aged             the major character’s action.        ises resolutions. The outcome
an instant heartthrob and began      the Joker in The Dark Knight.       ing and anti-anxiety. The acci-       written, directed and produced                 woman that works at a gym                  After all of the major plot     of the entire plot may leave the
to star in many popular films        He described the Joker as “Just     dental was an over dosage and         by the Coen brothers.                          and desperately seeks cos-            elements are in play some hi-        audience questioning what
such as A Knight’s Tale and          an absolute sociopath, a cold-      combination of these drugs that            The movie’s intricate plot                metic surgery and a suitable          larity ensues, however the           they had just spent an hour
Lords of Dogtown. One of his         blooded,mass-murdering              turned out sadly lethal. Ledger’s     is initiated by the demoting of                date via internet. One day at         movie is not filled with laugh       and thirty-six minutes and six
more influential and consider-       clown…Nothing intimidates           body was cremated and at his          John Malkovich’s foul                          work, she and her co-workers          out loud moments that one            fifty watching but the theme
able roles was in Brokeback          him, and everything is a big        funeral in Australia the ashes        mouthed character Osbourne                     stumble upon a disk which is          may suspect from the sugar           of distorted self importance
Mountain, in which he acted          joke.” Reportedly that is who he    were dispersed into Cottesloe         Cox, an analyst who works for                  thought to contain CIA secrets        coated trailer, but rather it is     will most likely leave you in
with Jake Gyllenhaal as a gay        became. Ledger allegedly locked     Beach. Although he is with us         the CIA, accused of a drink-                   that are worth a large amount         filled with witty remarks and        either a deep thought or laugh-
couple in mid-late twentieth         himself in a hotel in London a      no longer, Heath Ledger’s spirit      ing problem. Cox’s unfaithful                  of money. Linda teams up with         some dry humor that one              ter whose roots borders be-
century Wyoming. From that           month preceding the filming,        will live on with us, and in his      wife, played by Tilda Swinton,                 Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt), a        would expect from the Coen           tween cynicism and absurdity.
role, Ledger was nominated for       trying out different laughs and     movies, forever.                      is even more convinced to ini-                 rather infantile, gym obsessed        brothers.
the Arlingtonian                                                                                                                                                                                              ENTERTAINMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       October 2008                                          9
Trailer King not forgotten Top Model
                                                                                                                                                                                                              sidesteps
Brittany Rivera                       ness. He was sixty-eight years            calling.                                 rapidly set the scene.”                     “the hole,” receiving scripts from
                     Staff Writer     old.                                           Since then, Lafontaine’s                 Lafontaine took his job with           a fax machine.
                                           Lafontaine’s career began in         voice has graced the trailers of         complete seriousness and devo-                   Recently, a face had been put
    The most sought after man         the early 1960’s in a stroke of fate.     more than 5,000 movies includ-           tion. He had said that “you have            to that famous voice in the com-
in movies has passed away this        He began his career as a record-          ing Indiana Jones, The Godfa-            to really believe what you’re read-         mercials for Geico car insurance.
month. His death was mourned
by fans around the country. How-
ever, he’s not who you think he
might be. He is not a famous ac-
                                      ing engineer in the army. Follow-
                                      ing his discharge from the mili-
                                      tary, he moved to New York where
                                      he became the sound-engineer
                                                                                ther and Ghostbusters.” The
                                                                                phrase, “In a world where…” was
                                                                                his trademark and has since been
                                                                                used to promote millions of mov-
                                                                                                                         ing, even if you think the film’s a
                                                                                                                         piece of junk. Even the worst pic-
                                                                                                                         ture is someone’s favorite film…”
                                                                                                                         He saw himself as a story teller
                                                                                                                                                                     In the ad, he satirizes himself,
                                                                                                                                                                     standing in the women’s kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                     with earphones perched on his
                                                                                                                                                                     head, talking into a microphone.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              controversy
                                                                                                                                                                                                              by Allison Van Cura                      Model Management. They start
tor or director, he is the man be-    editor at National Recording Stu-         ies. He commented to the Asso-           and deeply felt the power of                Tens of thousands of peopled                            Staff Writer              with fourteen contestants, but
hind the movies, the man who’s        dios. It was there, that he began         ciated Press , “We have to very          words.                                      visited YouTube to view the com-                                                  the number will reduce weekly
deep baritone you hear pulling        to work in promotion and creat-           rapidly establish the world we are            By the 1990’s, Lafontaine’s            mercial, many surprised to see the           The popular television se-           as the panel eliminates those
you into the trailer, the man they    ing movie trailers.                       transporting them to. That’s very        skills were in high demand. He              man they had always heard.               ries, America’s Next Top Model,          unworthy of a Top Model title.
called “the Trailer King” and “the         One day, an announcer did                                                                                                      Don Lafontaine’s death              has proven itself once again and         A new challenge every week will
Voice of God.” His name was Don       not show up for his recording                                                                                                  brings sadness to the community          has made waves in the fashion            relate the members of the com-
Lafontaine and he had one of the      session. Lafontaine lent his voice,       He saw himself as a story teller and                                                 of people who’s movie going ex-          industry. The most recent and            petition back to the fashion in-
most talented voices in Holly-        for the trailer of the movie “Gun-                                                                                             periences were defined by hear-          eleventh cycle of the series be-         dustry and train them to win the
wood.                                 fighters of the Casa Grande,” not         deeply felt the power of words.                                                      ing his voice in the trailers. He        gan airing on September 3rd on           contest, while also displaying
    Lafontaine passed away on         wanting to disappoint the await-                                                                                               has made his impact on the movie         the CW.                                  their strengths and weak-
September 1st, 2008 in Cedar-         ing clients. The rest, as they say,       easily done by saying, `In a world       voiced over 60 trailers a week              industry and as he put it once, “I           However, the new series              nesses. A photo shoot by vari-
Sinai Medical Center in Los An-       is history. The clients Metro-            where, violence rules. In a world        sometimes even 35 a day. Later,             don’t think there will ever be an-       has been labeled with contro-            ous yet high-end, renowned
geles due to complications from       Goldwyn-Meyer liked his perfor-           where, men are slaves and women          he began to work from home at a             other career quite like mine. It         versy. Within the contestants            photographers also transpire
treatment of an undisclosed ill-      mance and he had found his                are the conquerors. You very             studio, which his wife nicknamed            can’t be duplicated.”                    of the eleventh cycle is a trans-        weekly. The product of these
                                                                                                                                                                                                              sexual, Isis. The model had ac-          shoots will be the main source


Death Magnetic Disappoints
                                                                                                                                                                                                              tually appeared on ANTM in               of the decision-making process
                                                                                                                                                                                                              the past as an extra in the Home-        for the panel of judges, who are
                                                                                                                                                                                                              less photo shoot of the previ-           rarely present during the chal-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ous cycle. This addition may             lenges or photo shoots.
by Sam Plotkin                        of palm-muting incorporated               to show off the guitar parts,            clude double time and fast pick-            song, and at least sounded like          spark a storm among viewers                   Many feel that Elina has al-
                    Staff Writer      with the occasional triplet               which are not nearly as good as          ing. It’s almost too obvious that           the original “Unforgiven.” The           and set the standard for upcom-          ready proven her worth on the
                                      rhythm, are reflected in Death            they were when Hetfield and              they were trying to write another           third, and hopefully last, in the        ing episodes and future cycles.          show. Although she has not yet
     Over the last few years there    Magnetic, the album just                  Hammett were younger.                    “One.” While they did not suc-              series is a little bit of a disap-       This was also done by Whitney            been called first as the most suc-
have been many examples of            doesn’t have the same kind of                                                                                                  pointment. The beginning is              Thompson the cycle ten win-              cessful and in possession of the
bands that fit the traditional rock   raw power that was so explicit in                                                                                              nice, with piano and a string            ner, who was the first ever plus         best shot of the week, Elina has
stereotype that only a band’s         the earlier albums.                                                                                                            quartet backing it up with a             size winner of the show.                 been at the top and ready to
earlier album’s are better than           One reason for this is that                                                                                                smooth melody that leads into                Although the television hit          push past other competitors. It
their newer albums. Some per-         the producer, Rick Rubin had                                                                                                   the main part of the song. But           suffered losing 11% of its audi-         may, however, be too soon to
fect examples of this are bands       James Hetfield (vocals, rhythm                                                                                                 then it gets too loud too quickly        ence since the debut of last             decide.
like Avenged Sevenfold, Fuel,         guitar), Kirk Hammett (lead gui-                                                                                               and it all goes downhill from            February’s cycle, more tuned in               In an attempt to excite view-
and Good Charlotte.                   tar) and Robert Trujillo (bass)                                                                                                there. While it does have some           during the second half of the            ers and provide the hit with new
     More recently, though, is        tune their instruments a half-step                                                                                             of the better vocals on the al-          two hour premiere. The panel             ideas, the precedent of each
Metallica. Their new album,           up to normal standard tuning, as                                                                                               bum, it also takes a lot of its struc-   of judges was once again com-            week will have their photograph
Death Magnetic (Warner Bros.)         opposed to the half-step down                                                                                                  ture from Metallica’s less-known         pelling. This year’s decision-           publicized in the Top Model
                                                                                                                                     photo courtesy metrotimes.com
is somewhat of a disappoint-          the band had always used.                                                                                                      single from 2000, entitled “I Dis-       makers of this cycle consist of          house. This may incite drama
ment, considering the hype sur-       While it wouldn’t seem like such          Death Magentic was released September 12th, 2008.                                    appear.” “The Unforgiven III” is         supermodel Paulina Porizkova,            with the contenders who do not
rounding it. The album, released      a big deal, it really does change              The two most important ceed by any standard, they do                            an all right song, but it just has       “noted fashion photographer”             receive such an honor. This
on Sept. 12th, had been widely        the sound a great deal. Some of           songs on the album are prob- deserve credit for getting this                         too much in common with “I               Nigel Barker, and runway expert          cycle has already sparked curi-
publicized for months that it was     the better rock songs of the last         ably “The Unforgiven III” and song onto the Hudson Valley’s                          Disappear.”                              J. Alexander. Accompanying               osity with its Technological
going to bring back some of the       20 years have been tuned a half-          “The Day That Never Comes”. WRRV, which plays styles of                                  Overall, it seems Metallica          these elite members of the ven-          theme where the girls partici-
sounds that had made Metallica        step down. “Man In The Box”               These two songs both outline rock that are very distant from                         was trying a little too hard to          ture is Tyra Banks, former suc-          pated in topic-appropriate
the huge success it was with the      by Alice in Chains and “Wel-              clearly why Death Magnetic is that of Metallica.                                     make this an apocalyptic,                cessful supermodel, and creator          tasks.
release of the older albums like      come Home” by Coheed and                  not the same kind of album as          “The Unforgiven III” is the                   ground breaking comeback al-             and executive producer of the                 While the show spits out
Master of Puppets (1986), Jus-        Cambria to name a few, not to             the earlier ones. On “The Day continuation of series called                          bum, as Hetfield was released            series.                                  new ideas, dedicated viewers
tice For All (1988), and Metallica    mention multitudes of classics            That Never Comes”, the song “The Unforgiven.” The first one,                         from rehab not too long after the            The winner of the show is            are deciding who they wish to
(a.k.a. The Black Album, 1991).       by Metallica itself. Another rea-         seems to be designed a lot like from The Black Album, is con-                        band had kind of a falling out.          promised a $100,000 contract             support and comparing their
While it is true that some of         son is that Greg Fidelman and             “One,” from ...And Justice For sidered by some to be                                 This climactic event was caught          with leading make up variety             own views on who deserves
those sounds, such as badly re-       Andrew Scheps, who mixed the              All. It has got the quiet, multiple Metallica’s best song of all time.               on tape in the 2004 documen-             Covergirl Cosmetics, a six-page          the title. The show continues
corded drums from Lars Ulrich         album, definitely should have             string lick followed by the loud, The second, from Reload                            tary “Some Kind Of Monster.”             fashion spread in Seventeen              to excite their audience suc-
that, sound really good some-         made the vocal tracks louder and          unusually catchy chorus and (1997), did not do as well, al-                              For Death Magnetic,                  Magazine, all while being un-            cessfully in their eleventh sea-
how, and riffs that include plenty    clearer. This mix seems to want           then a bridge and solo that in- though it wasn’t such a bad                          Metallica gets a six out of ten.         der administration by Elite              son.




                                                 And the Emmy Goes To...
                                                                                                                    Comedy:
                                                                                                                    Outstanding Comedy Series: 30 Rock, NBC
                                                                                                                    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
                                                                                                                    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy: Tina Fey, 30 Rock
                                                                                                                    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Jeremy Piven, Entourage
                                                                                                                    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Jean Smart, Samantha Who
                                                                              photo courtesy blogs.guardian.co.uk

         30 Rock had a record-setting 17 nominations and won seven trophies.



         Drama:
         Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men, AMC
         Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
         Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama: Glenn Close, Damages
         Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama: Zeljko Ivanek, Damages
         Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama: Dianne Wiest, Treatment



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      photo courtesy prettylittleworldfashion.blogspot.com

                                                                                                                                                                           Mad Men became the first ever basic cable series to claim the best drama award

                                                                                                           Variety:
                                                                                                           Outstanding Reality Competition: Amazing Race
                                                                                                           Outstanding Host, Reality Series: Jeff Probst, Survivor
                                                                                                           Outstanding Reality Program: Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Bravo
                                                                                                           Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
                                                                                                           Outstanding Mini-Series: John Adams, HBO


                                                                        photo courtesy adweek.com

         The Daily Show and the Colbert Report both won awards in variety.
10 SPORTS       October 2008                                                                                                                                                                                  the Arlingtonian
High hopes for Arlington soccer off
football coach to an explosive start
by Jacquelyn Rutchik                          4. Win Section 1 Champi-       ball program.
              Staff Writer                onship                                 The new Assistant Coach
                                              5. Compete for the NYS AA      Carpenter is not only new to               by Samantha Sheridan              their new jerseys or dressed in                                    with shut-outs of 5-0, 7-0, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 is filled with skillful players
                                                                                                                                    Staff Writer          their best attire on game days,        and our synergy will give us6-0, this team is purely remark-
   With a second-year head                Championship                       the team but to the classroom
coach and a new assistant                     The five goals were insti-     as well, as this is also his first                                           and come support Arlington’s                                       able. With their only loss to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 excellent results,” Doyle en-
                                                                                                                             Rain      cannot      ruin   Boy Varsity A this fall. Another                                   Mamaroneck of 2-1 on Septem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 lightens. Best regards to the
coach, this year promises to be           tuted last year, with special      year teaching health. Al-
a good one for the Arlington              emphasis on the first goal.        though this is his first year at           Arlington’s Boys Varsity A        team to watch out for is the           team for the duration of theber 15th, who has one of the
Varsity Football team. Head               DeMatteo has only coached          Arlington High, it is not his              Soccer team’s winning streak!     Arlington’s Boys Varsity B             season and all come watch   top rated offensive players in
                                                                                                                        The heavy                                                                                                              the area, the
Coach Dominick DeMatteo,                  for Arlington since last year,     first year in the district or
Coach Fred Perry, and the new             but his experience with foot-      around the area.                           downpour on                                                                                                            team had a
                                                                                                                        Friday, Sep-                                                                                                           strong perfor-
                                          ball, coaching, and teaching           Carpenter student taught
                                          along with his passion for help-   for an elementary school in                tember 12th,                                                                                                           mance. As Sh-
                                          ing others more than qualifies     Poughkeepsie as well as for                failed to dam-                                                                                                         annon Stoll
                                          him for the job. DeMatteo          Coach Montalto at LaGrange                 age the team’s                                                                                                         says, “The
                                          grew up playing football all the   Middle School. Upon hearing                chance for vic-                                                                                                        whole team
                                                                                                                        tory. In the                                                                                                           hopes to go far
                                          way through to college. After-     about the job offer for Assis-
                                          wards, he spent about 12 years     tant Coach of the varsity foot-            end, Arlington                                                                                                         this year. We
                                          at various schools in and          ball team here, he sent in an              prevailed over                                                                                                         look forward to
                                          around New York City, where        application right away and re-             Suffern, 3-1.                                                                                                          working hard
                                          he coached football, taught        marked, “The faculty was over-             With an over-                                                                                                          to become the
                                                                                                                        all record of 4-                                                                                                       best players
                                          physical education, and was        whelmingly receptive.” So far,
                 photo by Julie Alfonso
                                          even a dean at Roosevelt High      Carpenter has enjoyed work-                0 so far this                                                                                                          we can be.”
Coach DeMatteo                            in Yonkers.                        ing with the boys and says                 season, Var-                                                                                                           The team ven-
Assistant Coach Doug Car-                     When asked about why he        that, “They’re all easy to                 sity A is off to                                                                                                       tured          to
penter all share a common goal            had choose to coach at Arling-     coach and fun to coach be-                 a grand start.                                                                                                         Giant’s Sta-
                                                                                                                        With Coach                                                                                                             dium on Sep-
for the boys this season: to              ton he replied, “I always per-     cause they’re all self-driven.”
make it into the playoffs in or-          ceived this school as being a      He has been especially im-                 Gary Montalto                                                                                                          tember 17 th ,
der to compete for the New                great school academically and      pressed by the amount of good              and team cap-                                                                                                          along with the
York State AA Championship.               a school committed to their        leadership and outstanding                 tains: Eric                                                                                                            Girls JV soccer
    The coaches are all proud             sports programs…,” giving          “fellowship” the team has dis-             Fortier, Richie                                                                                                        team, to watch
                                                                                                                        Kinnear, and                                                                                                           the        U.S.
of the team and believe that              special reference to the foot-     played.
the off-season weight room                                                                                              Matt Martin;                                                                                                           Women’s Na-
                                                                                                                        the       team                                                                                                         tional Soccer
program has been successful
in preparing the team for the                                                                                           seems       un-                                                                                                        team versus
field. Coach DeMatteo com-                                                                                              stoppable. Ac-                                                                                                         Ireland. This
                                                                                                                        cording to                                                                                                             served as a
ments about the progress he
has seen and says, “I think we                                                                                          c a p t a i n                                                                                  photo by Shannon Owen   great experi-
                                                                                                                        Kinnear, “I                                                                                                            ence and inspi-
made tremendous strides since                                                                                                              Girls Varsity Soccer player Nikki O’Dell, on the attack.
last year,” and feels that the                                                                                          think this team                                                                                                        ration to all the
team is heading in the right di-                                                                                        is going to do                                                                                                         players. The
                                                                                                                        very well, we are starting off Soccer team. With an opening them            hard    at    work. Arlington Girls Soccer Teams
rection. In order to achieve
their goal of making it into the                                                                                        good and with our technical record of 3-2-3, the team is                The Girls Varsity Soccer also took part in the World Cup
                                                                                                                        ability and our team chemistry holding on strong. Already team is also one to contend under the lights on Friday
playoffs and winning the State
Championship, the Coaches                                                                                               we will continue to do this losing offensive player Gregg with, Coach Kieran Mc night, September 5, showing
developed five program goals                                                                                            well.” We can only wish the Doyle to a lower ab infection, Ilvenny along with team cap- their competitive spirit. We en-
                                                                                                                        best to the team this season Coach Brian Fitzgerald and tains Nikki O’Dell and Lindy courage all students to come
for the boys:
    1. Achieve self-actualiza-                                                                                          and give them our support. All captains Greg Econom and Sefcik have led Arlington’s watch a great team in action.
                                                                                                                        you Arlington fans look out Andy Thompson, are carrying team to a 3-1 record to date. Keep it up girls, and best of
tion – ‘be the best you can be’
    2. Win the AA North                                                                                                 for team members sporting the team forward. “The team Winning their first three games luck for a winning season!
League



                                                                                                                                                          Giants kick off
    3. Attain the highest rank
in the playoffs, resulting in a                                                                photo by Julie Alfonso

home game                                 Coach DeMatteo drills the team.




                                                                                                                                                          with a victory
                                                                                                                                                          by Sophie Gensalves                    three minutes remaining in the       his contract. Burress, now with
                                                                                                                                                          Brown                                  quarter to increase their lead 10    a five year, $35 million deal,
                                                                                                                                                                        Staff Writer             -0. Once again, their defense        showed New York that he was
                                                                                                                                                                                                 forced the Washington offense        worth the money. He had ten
                                                                                                                                                              There was much specula-            to punt, giving New York pos-        catches for 133 yards, and
                                                                                                                                                          tion about the New York Giants         session at the end of the first      greatly contributed to the Gi-
                                                                                                                                                          returning this year. After a           quarter.                             ants success on the opening
                                                                                                                                                          purely magical end to last year’s           The second quarter began        drive. Running back Brandon
                                                                                                                                                          season, where they triumphed           with a field goal for New York,      Jacobs rushed for 116 yards on
                                                                                                                                                          over the previously undefeated         making the score 13 - 0. The         21 carries, averaging 5.5 yards
                                                                                                                                                          Patriots, many doubted                 Giants defense continued their       a play. He also caught an eight
                                                                                                                                                          whether they would be able to          dominance over the Redskins,         yard pass from Manning, and
                                                                                                                                                          continue playing at such a high        forcing them to return the ball      broke a lot of tackles. Yet, after
                                                                                                                                                          level this year. The Giants had        back to Manning. New York fin-       taking a commanding 16-0 lead
                                                                                                                                                          lost some of their best players        ished their drive with yet an-       in the first half, the Giants of-
                                                                                                                                                          over the off-season including          other field goal. Washington         fense struggled to make any
                                                                                                                                                          the retirement of Michael              finished the half with a touch-      moves on the rest of their scor-
                                                                                                                                                          Strahan, Pro Bowler and Future         down, scoring their only points      ing opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                          Hall of Fame defensive end. Osi        of the night. Good defense by            The Giants defense, how-
                                                                                                                                                          Umenyiora, also a defensive            both teams kept the score at 16      ever, completely dominated
                                                                                                                                                          end, had led the team in sacks         - 7 through out the second half.     Washington. The Redskins
                                                                                                                                                          last year, but suffered a season            Manning reminded both his       were held to just 11 first downs,
                                                                                                                                                          ending injury during a pre-            fans and critics of why he won       209 total yards, and they had
                                                                                                                                                          season game against the Jets.          MVP of the championship              possession for less than 25 min-
                                                                                                                                                          Tight end Jeremy Shockey was           game. He threw for 216 yards,        utes. Justin Tuck, who re-
                                                                                                                                                          traded to the Saints. Left with-       and 19 completions, looking his      placed Strahan as the left de-
                                                                                                                                                          out the players who helped lead        best in the first quarter. Plaxico   fensive end, had a sack.
                                                                                                                                                          the team to victory, many              Burress was the leading re-              Though the New York Gi-
                                                                                                                                                          thought the Giants would be            ceiver on the team last year with    ants roster may not be quite the
                                                                                                                                                          unable to carry out the spell-         70 receptions for 1,025 yards,       same as it was last year at the
                                                                                                                                                          binding run they had at the end        and caught the winning touch-        Super Bowl, they played well
                                                                                                                                                          of last year.                          down pass in the Super Bowl.         on their opening game night
                                                                                                                                                              However, those who                 Before the Redskins game, he         and proved they were still a
                                                                                                                                                          watched the Giants 16-7 win            signed a two year extension on       team to be reckoned with.
                                                                                                                                                          over the Washington Redskins
                                                                                                                                                          might now think otherwise. The
                                                                                                                                                          Giants proved to the football
                                                                                                                                                          world that they meant business
                                                                                                                                                          when they won last year, and
                                                                                                                                                          just recently showed they were
                                                                                                                                                          not done yet.
                                                                                                                                                              After winning the coin toss,
                                                                                                                                                          quarterback Eli Manning and
                                                                                                                                                          the Giants put together a domi-
                                                                                                                                                          nating 84-yard drive. Manning
                                                                                                                                                          himself scored one of the only
                                                                                                                                                          two touchdowns in the game for
                                                                                                                                                          either team just five minutes
                                                                                                                                                          into the first quarter. The Gi-
                                                                                                                                                          ants’ defense picked up right
                                                                                                                                                          where they left off last year, forc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   photo courtesy of Giants.com
                                                                                                                                                          ing the Redskins to punt before
                                                                                                                                                          even getting a first down. The         The Giants’ Jacob takes on two Redskins defense players.
                                                                                                                                                          Giants scored a field goal with
the Arlingtonian                                                                                                                                                                                                       SPORTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       October 2008                 11
Cross country expects a great season
by Brian Regan and Sean              Mecca, Gabriella Gjonaj,              both are undefeated in duel   second place were Muller and                    83 runners, the freshman Ad-           As for the girls race, in her the nation and Coach Arnett
Ellman                               Samantha Slattery, and Allison        meets. “We gave an opportu-   Doherty, respectively. In third                 miral boys placed first with an first invitational, Sorna finished often reminds the team that the
              Staff Writer           Ryley.                                                              place was Leslie with a 17:17,
                                                                           nity for some different runners                                               average time of 9:27.             first in 19:09, followed by Ser- tenth place girls finisher at
                                         This year’s teams have a          to represent the Maroon and   followed by a runner from John                      On the freshman girls side, vice in second with a 19:27. states would most likely be the
    Cross country is a sport         host of many new faces.               Gold at the varsity level. I  Jay. In fifth place, and in his                 the only three Arlington run- Next were Mecca (20:12), state champion in many other
that requires great commitment,      ManJinder Singh, a freshman,          warned them victory would not first year on varsity, was                      ners, Meghan Jastrzembski Hanson (20:23), Nasr (20:39), states.
strength, and a lot of guts. In      is one of the top newcomers for       be easily achieved. The job   Wylock with a 17:54. He was                     (11:00), Olivia Beltani (11:01), Ryley (20:50), Ren (20:51), jun-            Arlington is hoping to de-
this sport, of cross country, a      the guys. The girls team en-          was difficult, but they got itfollowed by Wise with a 17:58.                  and Lindsay Asselmeyer ior Kosovare Gecaj (21:24), fend their League, County, and
typical race is                      joys the addition of several new      done…They represented their        The Lady Admirals also                     (11:10), fin-                                                                            Sectional titles
five kilometers                                                                                                           won their race                 ished seventh                                                                            this year. “We
(3.1 miles) and it                                                                                                        with 19 points to              through ninth                                                                            are looking for
is set over a                                                                                                             the John Jay Pa-               respectively                                                                             our fourth sec-
course of varied                                                                                                          triots’ 46. Finish-            out of only 33                                                                           tional title in a
terrain that often                                                                                                        ing in first was               runners. Even                                                                            row, which has
entails runners                                                                                                           newcomer Sorna                 with only the                                                                            never       been
to run on trails                                                                                                          with a 20:25.                  three runners,                                                                           done before,”
through        the                                                                                                        Sorna was fol-                 the team man-                                                                            says Wylock.
woods and over                                                                                                            lowed by a John                aged to place                                                                            They are also
hills.                                                                                                                    Jay runner and                 second out of                                                                            looking forward
    The Arling-                                                                                                           then            by             eight schools.                                                                           to the state and
ton Cross Coun-                                                                                                           Arlington’s Ser-                   In the 3.1                                                                           federation
try program got                                                                                                           vice (20:45),                  mile race, the                                                                           meets and, pos-
off to a running                                                                                                          Mecca (21:09),                 boys varsity/                                                                            sibly, the Nike
start this season,                                                                                                        Nasr (21:24), and              JV team came                                                                             regional.
following last                                                                                                            Riley (21:35) in               out on top out                                                                           Coach Arnett
year’s great suc-                                                                                                         third through                  of         nine                                                                          told a reporter
cess. The boys                                                                                                            sixth respec-                  schools. In                                                                              f r o m
and girls went                                                                                                            tively.                        first and sec-                                                                           www.milesplit.us,
undefeated last                                                                                                                On Septem-                ond place were                                                                           “If you have
year in Section I                                                                                                         ber 13, the Admi-              Leslie with a                                                                            that X on your
competition.                                                                                        photo by Gabbi Gjonaj
                                                                                                                          rals competed in               16:14       and                                                                          back, you can
This season be-                                                                                                           their first invita-            Muller with a                                                                            wear it in two
gan in early July, The Girls Cross Country team gives it their all at a race.                                             tional of the sea-             16:25. Doherty                                                                           ways. You can
with the team meeting regularly girls. There are three strong school with pride,” said Coach son, the Big Red Invitational                               came in fourth                                                                           run scared or
for summer training, and car- new runners in particular: jun- Steve Arnett.                              in Somers. This course was                      with a 16:46.                                                                            wear it with
ried right into the new school iors Victoria Sanford and               Arlington’s cross country also the usual 3.1 miles (5k)                           Following sev-                                                                           pride. [The
year.                            Rachel Sorna as well as sopho- team started the season with a long. However, Coach Arnett                               enth place Alec                                                                          team] wears it
    The number of seniors who more Sarah Ren. These three small meet on September 9. The also let his team run a fresh-                                  Wise (17:21)                                                                             with pride.”
graduated last year was low: have run track and field in past Admirals competed against the man race that consisted of 1.5                               were Wylock                                                        photo by Gabbi Gjonaj
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Despite the
three on the boys team and years, yet this year have ex- Roy C. Ketcham Indians, miles. In first place was                                               ( 1 7 : 3 2 ) ,                                                                          many       chal-
seven on the girls team. Return- panded to include the sport of North Rockland Raiders, and ManJinder Singh with a 9:08                                  Gerhardt            Senior Alec Wisc competes against Carmel and various other           lenges ahead,
ing to the team this year are cross country.                       their biggest rival, the John Jay and in second was Lotocky                           (17:56), junior high schools, and finishes strongly.                                     the goals and
many strong and key runners.        Also new to the team this Patriots, at Bowdoin Park in with 9:26. In eighth place was                                Alex Hilser                                                                             expectations
Among them, on the boys year is Coach Lisa Paparone. Wappingers Falls. The course Eddie Merenda with a 9:48.                                             (17:58), Boyle (18:08), junior      Samantha Slattery (22:30), jun-     are high for the Arlington
team, are seniors Adam Coach Pap replaced Coach there is a typical 3.1 mile run Merenda was followed by                                                  Tyler Smith (18:25), sophomore      ior Emily Arnesen (23:20).          Cross Country program. “The
Doherty, Jared Leslie, John Jacovino, who has become the but with difficult terrain.                     Matthew Tarby (10:07), John                     Mike Lotocky (18:29), junior        They were fifth, sixth, eighth,     team looks extremely strong
Muller, Alec Wise, and Eric new Assistant Athletic Direc-              On the men’s side, Arling- Ralston (10:10), Paul Paolozzi                         Joe Sullivan (18:47), junior Nick   eleventh, twelfth, nineteenth,      this year and as long as they
Gerhardt, junior Brian Wylock, tor at the high school. Coach ton received a perfect score of (10:55), Zachary Pecoaro                                    Paolozzi (18:47), junior John       32nd, and fortieth respectively.    keep their focus and determi-
and sophomore John Thomas Pap brings to the team much 15 points as well as a score of (11:02), Zachery Reale (11:06),                                    Netto (18:57), and sophomore            The cross country teams         nation, we will defiantly be suc-
Boyle. The girls team brings experience and expertise in the 17, winning the men’s half of Mario DiPreta (11:21), and Max                                Tyler Strong (19:00). They          will continue to be up against      cessful on the national level,”
back many this year, including sport of running.                   the meet. Official scores were: Edick (13:39). Beginning with                         came in ninth, fifteenth, seven-    very tough competition this         says Coach Pap, referring to the
seniors Brianna Service,            So far this year, both teams Arlington 15, Ketcham 47, Ar- Tarby, they came in tenth, 12th,                          teenth, twentieth, 27th, 28th,      year from teams all over the        program’s ultimate goal of
Chelsea Hanson, and Carolyn have experienced success lington 17, John Jay 38. Finish- 26th, 27th, 30st, 35th, and 71st                                   and 36th through 39th respec-       state. New York State is the        making it to Nike Cross Nation-
Nasr as well as juniors Mallory against their opponents and ing for the Admirals in first and respectively. Out of a race of                             tively.                             top state for cross country in      als in Oregon.




Arlington varsity
football back in action                                                                                                                                       JOIN THE
by Ryan Szaniszlo
              Staff Writer
                                  to get in a few extra hours of
                                  practice are going to yield
                                  positive results in the upcom-
    As you walk through the ing season.
                                                                           an amazing kickoff return for
                                                                           a touchdown by Mendelson.
                                                                           That win showed the differ-
                                                                           ence between this year’s team
                                                                                                             will not come without hard
                                                                                                             work and determination. This
                                                                                                             team has astronomical poten-
                                                                                                             tial to be great; the only thing
                                                                                                                                                            ARLINGTONIAN
halls of Arlington High                 We are determined to right         and teams of the past, for we     that is needed is the drive to
School, you may notice some- a program that has spiraled                   were able to rally from losing    succeed. Based on what my
thing different. Certain people downwards over the last few                the lead late to come out on      fellow teammates have exhib-
seem to walk through the halls seasons. “Last year, it was
                                                           horrible just
                                                                           top thanks to a huge special
                                                                           teams play. “With special
                                                                                                             ited in both character and play,
                                                                                                             this team could go deep into
                                                                                                                                                            OUR next meeting is on
                                                           to watch us
                                                           lose close
                                                                           teams, it only takes one play
                                                                           to turn the game around,” said
                                                                                                             the playoffs and shock a sec-
                                                                                                             tion that has taken little, if any,
                                                                                                                                                            Thursday Oct. 30 in room 1407
                                                           games” said     Coach DeMatteo, and he            notice to our actions. As one
                                                           senior co-
                                                           captain
                                                                           could not have been more cor-
                                                                           rect as the score put the team
                                                                                                             player, I could not be happier
                                                                                                             and more proud of my fellow
                                                                                                                                                            at 2:30

                                                                                                                                                                   We need
                                                           M a r k         on top for good. The follow-      teammates. As my senior year
                                                           Mendelson,      ing week, however, did not go     winds on and the time I have
                                                           speaking of     as planned. We faced the          to spend with these team-
                                                           the 2007        Carmel Rams in another huge       mates dwindles, I find that I
                                                           season in       league game, and sloppy play      would rather be nowhere but



                                                                                                                                                                   writers,
                                                           which the       on the part of our team com-      on the field with my friends,
                                                           team went       bined with rainy weather con-     being led by an excellent
                                                           1-8, losing     ditions led to a disappointing    coaching staff and enjoying
                                                           multiple        30-6 loss. The score belies our   the game of football that I love




                                                                                                                                                               photographers,
                                                           games in        hearty play, for no Admirals      so much. The 2008 Arlington
                                                           which they      gave up during the game and       Admirals are not just a team,
                                                           had held        we fought as a team until the     we are a family, and as long as
                                                           the lead late   very last play.                   we play together, united as a
                                                           into     the        The future holds exciting     family, we will find nothing but




                                                                                                                                                                  reporters,
                                                           game. The       things for this team, but they    success.
                                                           2007 season
                                                           was a diffi-
                                                           cult year for
                                                           us. Then-



                                                                                                                                                                 artists, and
                                                           new Head
                                                           C o a c h
                                                           Dominick
                                                           DeMatteo
                                    photo by Julie Alfonso
The Varsity Football team heads to the locker had                     to



                                                                                                                                                                any students
rooms after a long day of practice.                        teach       a
                                                           team used
holding their heads up high, to defeat how to triumph over
confident in their ability to do adversity and to come to-




                                                                                                                                                                interested in
whatever they put their mind gether as a family.
to. Most of those people are            This season, however, has
members of the 2008 Arling- set the perfect stage for suc-
ton Admirals Football Team. cess, but not without extreme
That is the difference between determination. The 2008 Ar-



                                                                                                                                                                    joining
this team and teams of the lington Football Admirals will
past; we have confidence. We begin the season with four
know that all the work we put consecutive league games
in during the off-season, all that will decide those four
the time spent shattering weeks whether we make the
records in the weight room, playoffs or not. Things                                                                             photo by Julie Alfonso
and all those hours spent started off great with a 22-17
                                                                           The Varsity Football practices for an upcoming game.
coming to school on Sundays win over Ketcham, fueled by
12 SPORTS         October 2008                                                                                                                                                                                      the Arlingtonian
                                                                                                                                                                    Life as a goalie
                                                                                                                                                                    by Christina Hughes                                               portant players on a field
                                                                                                                                                                                                        rest of the team. While the field
                                                                                                                                                                                   Staff Writer                                       hockey team, she is also the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        players on the team hit the turf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      most misunderstood and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        clad in just cleats and uniforms,
                                                                                                                                                                        Fierce. Challenging. De-        Roxanne wears additional gear least recognized. When
                                                                                                                                                                    manding. Vicious. Not exactly       in the form of padding. It is Roxanne was asked if she
                                                                                                                                                                    the words which come to mind        bulky, uncomfortable, and     thought the position of goalie
                                                                                                                                                                    when the term “field hockey”        makes walking much more dif-  is generally underestimated,
                                                                                                                                                                    surfaces in every day conver-                                     she said, “Of course. If a field
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ficult, but the main idea is that
                                                                                                                                                                    sation. What many people do                                       player messes up, maybe the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        it keeps her protected. In addi-


Netball in New Zealand                                                                                                                                              not know is
                                                                                                                                                                    that       field
                                                                                                                                                                    hockey is one
                                                                                                                                                                    of the most ac-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            other team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            gets the ball. If
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I mess up, it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            shows on the
by Lynn MacPherson                          The objective of netball is          on the hoop, and certain rules               cific and restricted position         tion-packed,                                                                            scoreboard.”
            Sports Editor               very similar to that of basket-          further increase the difficulties            that is noted on their jerseys.       thrilling                                                                               That seems
                                        ball: get the ball in the hoop of        of scoring. For example, a goal              Players are confined to a cer-        sports around.                                                                          like a pretty
    Our world is one of diverse         the opposing team. The game              does not count if the shot was               tain space on the court and can       One may be                                                                              big conse-
culture. Food preferences and                                                                                                  only perform definite actions.       thinking,                                                                               quence for
styles vary even amongst the                                                                                                   As a result of their confine-        “What?!                                                                                 one little mis-
American states, so it is no sur-                                                                                              ment, only Goal Shooters and         F i e l d                                                                               take on the
prise that sports differ across                                                                                                Goal Attackers can score.            hockey? Give                                                                            goalie’s part.
boarders and oceans. In                                                                                                            The game is played with a        me a break.” If                                                                         Goalies’ jobs,
America, we play basketball. In                                                                                                white ball that is softer and        so, one is                                                                              however, in-
New Zealand, athletes play                                                                                                    smaller than a basketball. Play-      completely                                                                              clude more
netball.                                                                                                                      ers can take one and a half           mistaken.                                                                               than       just
    Netball is a sport derived                                                                                                steps while holding the ball but      Field hockey                                                                            guarding the
from basketball. It is fairly new                                                                                             can not hold it for more than         is one of the                                                                           goal. In addi-
and its rules were only solidi-                                                                                               three seconds. This increases         most misun-                                                                             tion to pre-
fied in 1901. It was originally                                                                                               the speed of the game and             derstood                                                                                venting the ri-
played in the United States, but                                                                                              stresses player boundaries.           school sports                                                                           val team from
it did not gain popularity and                                                                                                The objective is similar to that      and so is the                                                                           scoring, they
recognition until the British be-                                                                                             of basketball, but the rules and      position of                                                                             also direct
gan playing it. Soon after,                                                                                                   methods by which the objec-           goalie.                                                          photo by Julie Alfonso field players
netball was brought to New                                                                                                    tive is obtained are quite dif-           S i x t e e n Roxanne Girdlestone poses in her Field Hockey jacket.                 and act as
Zealand and has since become                                                                                                  ferent.                               year         old                                                                        “team motiva-
a principal sport in the country.                                                                                                 Netball has become an in-         Roxanne Girdlestone, a senior tion to the mouth guard worn tors”.
    Netball is played primarily                                                                                               ternationally recognized sport        this year, held the position of by all players, the goalie uni-        If you are ambitious and in-
by women and each match is                                                                                                    but it is barely known in the         goalie for the Arlington Admi- form includes a helmet, chest terested in this position,
60 minutes long. The game is                                                                                                  United States. It is similar to the   rals Varsity Field Hockey team. pad, leg padding, shin guards, Roxanne’s advice is simple: Go
played on a court which, at 100                                                                                               popular American sport of bas-        Since 8th grade, she has found foot pads, a neck protector, and for it. It is a fun and competi-
feet long and 50 feet wide, is                                                                                                ketball, but is hardly known be-      the sport and position intrigu- goalie gloves. Goalies also tive way to stay in shape and a
                                                                                                  photo courtesy of The Age
slightly larger than a basketball                                                                                             cause it is played mostly in New      ing. Though she claims to have yield a special goalie stick with great way to meet new people.
                                        Two women play netball in New Zealand. Netball is similar to                                                                first chosen goalie because it a bigger, more curved hook Though sometimes challeng-
court. The court is divided into                                                                                              Zealand. Our world is one of di-
                                        basket ball and is predominantly played by women.                                                                           does not involve “as much run- than that of a regular field ing, field hockey is definitely a
three sections with a center                                                                                                  versity, but it is also one of
circle in the middle and a goal         however, is not that simple.             taken outside of the goal circle.            unity, and this is evident in the     ning as the field players,” goal- hockey stick.                   rewarding sport. Once you
circle in each outer third sec-         Shooting is made more difficult              Netball teams consist of                 sport of netball which is not so      ies still have to warm up and        Though the goalie is un- start to play, you are hooked.
tion.                                   because there is no backboard            seven players, each with a spe-              different from basketball.            perform vigorous drills with the doubtedly one of the most im- Roxanne is living proof!




Swim team starts
off with a splash
by Sam Olyha                         Heather Peruffo, Arianna Pfleiger, first meet of the season at the
                     Copy Editor     captain Elise Robinson, and Dutchess Relay Carnival on Sep-
                                     Caitlin Zinsley; juniors Reilly tember 12. The varsity girls fin-
     The Arlington girls swim Bayer, Christina Cattavero, ished a close second with 84
team hit the water this August Mariah Miller, Brenna Munz, and points behind Roosevelt with 88.
looking forward to an exciting Sam Olyha; and sophomores Sh- Our Lady of Lourdes Swim team
and action-packed season. The annon Angot, Malia Fredrickson, was close behind in third with 82
swimmers began practicing the Sammy-Jo Horan, Allison Indyk, points. The JV team came out on
weeks before school to prepare Kara Mance, and Christine top with 76 points, with second
for what should be a successful Pagano.                                            going to John Jay with 70 and
season for all.                            Even with the great number third to Our Lady of Lourdes with
     Last year, the Lady Admirals of promising new members along 66 points. Several swimmers
finished off                         with the already familiar faces, achieved personal best times and
the season                                                 the girls swim it was a fun time for all.
with a perfect                                             team will have                In the first duel meet of the
duel meet                                                  to work ex- season, the girls traveled to
record of                                                  tremely hard Suffern and swam their hardest
nine wins and                                              to be trium- on September 18. Although
no      loses.                                             phant in the Suffern won and the final score
They also                                                  duel meets due was 85-98, the girls considered
came out on                                                to their new the meet a win in more ways than
top           as                                           position in the one. Due to the fact that the swim
DivisionIII                                                s e c t i o n . team does not have a diving
Champions, a                                               Coach Ron team, they usually start away
feat that was                                              Te r w i l l i g e r meets down 0-13 since they do
                                    photo by Shannon Owen                                                                                                                                                                                                 photo by Lynn MacPherson
long overdue.                                              says, “Our not have someone to enter in the
However, this       Varsity swimmer Shannon goal is to event. Without the diving, the                                         Above, senior Kaylee Smith anticipates a volley at the net. The girls varsity tennis team improved from last year will a final record of
year it will not    Angot swims in a competition. qualify as Lady Admirals would have tied                                    6-4. This year, Poughkeepise High School joined the leage, which includes: Arlington, John Jay, Ketcham, Lords, Carmel, and now
be a simple                                                many swim- Suffern 85-85 in the swimming                           Poughkeepsie. This new addition gave the girls two more matches and two more wins.
task. All the teams in Section 1A mers for sectionals as we possi- events. Also, the team had three
girls swimming were realigned so bly can and get as many personal swimmers qualify for sectionals
the team is now forced to swim best times as we can achieve. If in November. Peruffo qualified
against the top ranking teams in we can put all those together and in the 100 yard fly with a time of
the section. Senior Caitlin win a meet we will be happily sat- 1:04.81 as well as the 100yard                                    DID YOU FORGET TO GET YOUR
Zinsley says, “I think it will be a isfied.” Peruffo agrees, “Swim- backstroke with a time of 1:05.75.
hard year for the team so we will ming              is    a     constant Munz qualified in the 500yard
all have to work hard and stay challenge…not necessarily freestyle with a time of 5:33.38
                                                                                                                                 YEARBOOK THE PAST FEW YEARS???
focused.”                            against another team but against and Sam Olyha swam a 26.79 to
     The girls swim team wel- the clock. This season our team qualify for the 50 freestyle event.
comes 13 new swimmers to the is challenged by some of the best Many others are expected to also
                                                                                                                                 Well, here is your opportunity to get one now. We have some copies left over so
team this year af-                                                                                   qualify in the              the Yearbook Staff is offering the following dates:
ter losing seven                                                                                     meets to come.
graduating se-                                                                                              Cattavero
niors. “The large                                                                                    says, “I do not
                                                                                                                                 2005, 2007, 2008 for $50.00.
number of new-                                                                                       think the team
comers gives the                                                                                     has reached its             The years 2001, 2002, 1992, 1987,and 1984 are going for $25.00.
team great poten-                                                                                    potential yet be-
tial in the upcom-                                                                                   cause we can al-
ing years,” says                                                                                     ways work harder.           We only have a few of each year, so first come first serve.
senior Jessica                                                                                       There is always
Indyk. The top                                                                                       room for improve-           If you want to purchase one of these books, come to the Yearbook Office (Room
new swimmers in-                                                                                     ment.” The team
clude freshmen
                                                                             photo by Shannon Owen
                                                                                                     plans to do just            2209). Please make your check out to: Arlington Anchors or come with the
Alexa Baione, A varsity swimmer demonstrates the butterfly.                                          this in the meets           EXACT cash.
Alyssa Beiner, Brittany Carlucci,                                                                    to come as they
Kathleen Mullaney, Stephanie teams in the section, so our goal race the clock as well as the com-
Noble, and Kristen Vynorius as is to beat our own personal petition. According to sopho-
well as sophomores Hayley times.”                                                  more Alisha Padilla, “The swim                REMEMBER WE ONLY HAVE A LIMITED
McMahon and Rachel Puchkoff.               So far, the Lady Admirals team is the definition of a ‘team’
Key returning swimmers include have done just that. They per- and we will all work together to
seniors Jessica Indyk, captain formed exceptionally well in their improve any way we can.”
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