ON GUARD my.hsj.org/slhs SEPTEMBER 2011 3
Music company starts summer’s top headlines
off year on a high note Amy Winehouse, dead at 27
BY SUNSHINE SORTONIS practice performance at Spanaway
On July 23, police were called to the scene of Winehouse’s home in
Lake on August 18, 2011. They
Camden, London. She was pronounced dead shortly after the arrival of the
Music Company celebrated 25 years performed “Hello, Goodbye” for their
Metropolitan Police. There are no known causes to the musician’s death, but
of production on September 3rd opening number and an Earth, Wind,
toxicology tests reported that there were “no illegal drugs” in her system. A
by holding a reunion for its current and Fire medley as their ending
funeral was held by Mitch and Janis Winehouse in north London three days
and past members. Director Barney number. A notable performance
after their daughter’s death.
Crouse created the production 25 was sophomore David Glessman’s
years ago and it stands to be one of
the most well-known things about
solo, “Man in the Mirror” which was
performed A capella. On Friday,
August 19, the group also performed
Gaddafi flees from Tripoli
Libyan rebels took control of Tripoli by surging the Bab al-Azizia
Twenty people are currently at Pacific Lutheran University for a compound, which was controlled by dictator Muammar Gaddafi. On August
members of Music Company; 10 girls new teacher’s breakfast. 23, rebels seized power over Libya and forced Gaddafi to flee from his the
and 10 boys. Tryouts are held every Music Company has an upcoming capital that he had ruled with an iron first for 42 years. In a recent audio
year to be a part of the well-known performance on September 11 at the recording released after the rebels breached into the compound, Gaddafi
group that performs about 40 times Puyallup Fair. states that he had discreetly returned to Tripoli for a couple days. Gaddafi’s
a year. “Music Company has worked whereabouts are currently unknown.
During the summer, choir members really hard this year because we only
traveled to Weed, California to
the College of the Siskiyous Jazz
incorporated one song from camp
into our set. We ended up having Casey Anthony found not guilty
and Show Choir Camp. Spanaway to learn nine new songs and new In July 2008, the remains of Caylee Anthony were found near her home
Lake students met fellow students choreography for our upcoming in Orlando, Florida. Over the course of the next three years, Casey Anthony
from around the country that performances. There are lots of new would be tried for her daughter’s murder. On July 5, 2011, Anthony was
shared the same passion for music people so hard work is necessary,” found not guilty of murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated
as themselves. Students attended senior Matt Cruz said. manslaughter of a child, but guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing
rehearsals to learn choreography, The production is getting an early false information to a law enforcement officer. Anthony is currently serving
and music for the culmination of a start on practices and performances probation in Florida.
final performance at the end of the for the year. Their reputation to
week. impress gives the audience something Rupert Murdoch and his empire under fire
Recently, Music Company held a to look forward to.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch faced allegations of hacking citizens’ phones
Taniguchi’s abrupt departure and gave a testimony before a British parliamentary committee regarding
the incident. On July 15, Murdoch met with the family of Milly Dowler in
BY: SUNSHINE SORTONIS teams for the last ten years. London, where he personally apologized for the hacking of their murdered
firstname.lastname@example.org Lia Berends will be the new daughter’s voice mail by a company he owns. His media empire is still under
Japanese teacher. The classes are intense investigations regarding phone hacking.
Students who are taking Japanese scheduled for afternoons from 4th
will no longer see Taniguchi written through 6th period. Hurricane Irene strikes East Coast
on their schedules, but Berends. The Brendan Nadayag is the head coach
rumors surrounding Nina Taniguchi’s for the boys’ varsity tennis team. Throughout the summer of 2011, the East Coast was reported to be hit
departure has been flying through the There is currently an op opening by a Category 3 major hurricane named Irene. The hurricane left extensive
student body. coach position for the head girls’ damages along the Carribean, and the United States East Coast. According
Taniguchi had immigration issues tennis varsity team. to Associated Press, insured damages will range from 2 to 3 billion and total
surrounding her request to gain Many students enjoyed Taniguchi’s losses will likely be around 7 million. Irene has claimed 48 deaths so far, and
American citizenship, to no fault classes, whether it was Art or widespread damage throughout the Eastern border.
of her own. She made the difficult Japanese. She was also a memorable
decision of returning home until the
immigration issues have been settled.
coach to her players Teachers and
students alike will miss her.
ARE YOU AN ARTIST?
Taniguchi will travel to Germany and “I know that a lot of people are DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW?
is planning to stay there for one year. going to miss Ms. Taniguchi because
After a year, she will return to Japan. she had a great influence on her
The Sentinel On Guard is currently looking for students
Taniguchi split her time at Spanaway students, especially me. She did a lot interested in drawing editorial cartoons and other
Lake teaching between Japanese and for her students whether it was being needed images. Please contact Mr. Keister if you are
Art. She was also the head coach for a good teacher or being a good coach,” interested, or report to room 215 to schedule a meeting.
the boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis said senior Ashley White.