Volume 3 Issue 1 thepioneer The newspaper of Trinity High School September 2010 Trinity alums show civic pride Hey class of By Ryan Mitchell Pioneer Staff 2014, here’s Even as a school that has never been home to some advice much more than 1,000 stu- By Nicole Fell & dents at a time, Trinity has Tiffany Keenan always made itself a home Pioneer Staff within the local community. If this presence was ever Class of 2014, 126 stu- expressed so boldly, it was dents, a million habits that done so by alumni John just need to go right off the Stephens, Rich Ashooh, bat. Think of this as some and Ovide Lamontagne in big sisterly guidance as you this past month’s statewide primary election. years at Trinity High School. Stephen (Class of 1980) Standing in The Hall- succeeded in winning the way: We know in between GOP primary race for classes, the whole two to governor, Ashooh (Class three minutes given seems of 1982) suffered a narrow like a social tea party, but its loss to former Manchester not. Honestly, everyone is Mayor Frank Guinta in the trying to get to class on time, GOP congressional race, and so should you. Please and Lamontagne (Class take your conversations else- of 1975) was defeated by where and step to the side. Kelly Ayotte by a margin Photos courtesy of the campaign websites of Ovide Lamontagne, John Stephen, and Rich Ashooh Freshmen Packs: Your of just 1,200 votes, after From left to right: Rich Ashooh, former candidate for U.S. Congress, John Stephen, candidate for governor, back is going to break soon a late surge following a and Ovide Lamontagne, former candidate for U.S. Senate. All three are Trinity Alumni. if you don’t empty your series of Union Leader books out of your backpack endorsements for Lamon- to, those three words: Pride, Spirit, and honesty, values, and freedom. Referring and visit your locker every tagne. Tradition,” said Stephen, who insists to his campaign, he said, “It’s about the now and then. You will need As the only victor of the three, Ste- that those are values still mean so much future of our state and the future of my to see a chiropractor weekly phen, whose daughter Nicole is a sopho- to him and are values that he believes children.” if you keep it up. more at Trinity, will continue to crusade will be forever applicable. Lamontagne ran his campaign with a The Lunch Line: You for the values that he says he learned as As a candidate, Stephen advocates similar idea in mind. know the saying- “No cuts a student at Trinity and as a boy working lower taxes, less government, and less “People are worried about the future no buts no coconuts.” Well at his father’s restaurant on Elm Street spending in the face of what he calls a of our country and are trying to appeal in a way, that rule applies in Manchester. here. Since there are so many “I’ll always remember Trinity’s mot- Stephen is insistent upon the merit of See POLITICIANS, Page 5 of you, the line for food is much longer. However, cut- ting the line to get ahead is 40th Homecoming for Trinity not an option. It is so irritat- ing. The food will not run out, so just wait your turn. Pool on the Roof and By Jess Sweeney Council. Elevator Rumors- If some- Pioneer Staff The gym deco- one told you the old elevator rating night “gets and a pool on the roof joke Trinity High School students, fac- everyone excited for and you fell for them, I am ulty and alumni got together the week the upcoming ac- sure you won’t fall for them of Sept. 19 to celebrate homecoming tivities of the week,” again. An elevator would be with many different activities that were said Allie Doyle, nice but unless we want our planned. sophomore. tuition to go up, drastically, To begin the week, seniors, juniors, The sophomores it will not happen in the near sophomores and freshman went to the won the spirit cup future. McHugh Gym on Sept. 19 from 6-8 with 310 spirit Respect Your Upper- p.m. to set up for the pep rally on Sept. points. Trailing be- classmen - This seems pretty 20. As it is every year, the freshmen side hind by ten points Pioneer staff photo common sense, but some it was a chaotic disaster. were the seniors. The Trinity football team lines up during this years homecoming takes some freshmen a while Even though the pep rally was on a The juniors ended up game at Gill Stadium against Plymouth. Monday instead of a Friday, it was still with 250 points, and rally. simple; We’re older, you’re a success. the freshman with 130. “I think the pep rally went as good as younger therefore we don’t - it possibly could have gone. Everybody want to hear your sass. Be of my four years at Trinity. I’ve never ell, Abby Mitchell, Emily Martin and was into it. They were yelling, dancing, nice and make friends with seen all the students so enthused,” said Jake Hamel came up with new events sweating, chanting; most people us, it will be better for you in Abby Mitchell, vice president of Student in the pep rally. They also ran the pep See ADVICE, Page 5 See HOMECOMING, Page 5 Inside this issue: There’s a man behind the music OMG, you like country?! SPORTS THS at a glance... Alexis Kittle talks to junior Ryan Mitchell and Nicole You’re a soccer fan? Joey Libby about his music, what Fell give boths sides of the ar- Natalie Kfoury weighs in on Soc- 10/8 - No Classes - teacher workshop inspires him, and some of his most gument over country music. cer and the effects of the world cup 10/11 - No Classes - Columbus Day recent edeavors. See page 4 on the sports community. 10/13 - Early Dismissal - Underclass- See page 6 See page 7 men testing day and college visitation day for Seniors Guess who’s back? It’s Weezer! The newest members of the Athletes of the month 10/23 - FIRST Robotics - NH VRC Natalie Kfoury reviews the new- faculty and staff at Trinity an- Seniors Chelsey Serrano and est album from alternative-rock swer questions from the Pioneer. Robby Hoaglund have earned the 10/27 - Noon Dismissal - Open house band Weezer. See Page 12 titles of girls and boys athlete of the for the class of 2015 See page 10 month, respectively. 10/29 - First Quarter Ends See page 8 Page 2 The Pioneer September 2010 Opinion/Editorial If only they knew Step away from the mirror, or leave your camera at home If you attended this years Yet as you hear their words, Campus Ministry Banquet, describing the school, with its or even if you didn’t, you’ve teachers, basketball games, probably seen the Vision and and packed benches outside In an age where a friendly drop, and a pose that would Promise video, which com- greeting at a party can turn Joe Walsh make Snookie proud. You memorates forty years of might think they were de- into a lifelong (sometimes disgust me. Trinity. scribing the school that we, undesired, yet unavoidable) OPINION Once I get past this Now, if you listened to the ourselves, have come to know disgust, though, I feel kind words, you probably heard and love. impressions aren’t exactly as of sad for you people. No various current students read- Keep in mind that Trinity, important as they used to be. matter how you slice it, it’s a ing through what was called over its forty years of exis- Anyone can look nice at a “The year the Pioneer died.” tence, has seen many changes. party, right? Featured in the 1970 Bishop The building has changed a No, what matters more one you take in a mirror. Bradley yearbook, the pas- bit, the number of students nowadays is the second Is that really where you sage eulogizes the pioneer, has seen a high of over eight impression - the one you look your best? In your bath- their school mascot, who hundred and a low of just get when you type in your holding out a camera towards room? You want the whole was said to be dying with the over three hundred students, new buddies name under my face. I’ll be honest, some- world to see you posing in school. and the faculty has gone from “search” and make your times I get scared that the front of a bottle of Listerine? Later that year, the build- being made up almost en- - people staring back at me are I do not respect that. Not one ing’s doors were reopened tirely of members of religious cial”, or when you scanning taking a picture. Most of the bit. under a new orders to being Editorial time, I think they just look It’s not like it’s a lack name: Trinity entirely made up of - like tools. of photos, though. I mean, High School, a lay people. nore. The picture they see is if you can take a photo of combination of Yet through all St. Anthony’s, Bishop Brad- the changes that 40 years has all they’re ever really going I mean, what did you yourself in front of a mirror, to remember of you. why can’t you take a photo ley, and Immaculate. The brought, Trinity High School ever think was at- Now you’re probably of you actually doing some- building, however, was not still embodies everything the thinking, “this doesn’t ap- thing, with a friend, prefer- the only thing to transfer over Bishop Bradley Boys thought ply to me. I love my pro- tractive about taking ably, just so that we know from Bishop Bradley to Trin- they were losing. With the ity. The Pioneer, with all that file picture. I look wicked a picture of your- that social networking sites cute and my boyfriend/ aren’t you’re only means of it represented for the Bishop bathroom, everything they self in a bathroom girlfriend told me that it communication. Bradley boys, became the spoke of is still enjoyed by made my eyes sparkle with - new symbol for what would hundreds of students each the intensity of a thousand mirror? self in a situation where you soon become the city’s only year. suns.” In reality, a lot of I mean, what did you ever catholic high school. The spirit of Trinity lives you have a serious problem, think was attractive about tak- wants to take their picture The boys of Bishop Brad- on, stronger now than ever, and that is a case of mirror ing a picture of yourself in a with you...well then why ley looked ahead to what they because of the people, not photography. bathroom mirror? You’ve got are you on Facebook? Get a saw as the abyss; no more did because of the building we That’s right, I don’t like your toothpaste spittle all over hobby. Build birdhouses or they feel the Pioneer could be inhabit each day. We can walk it. I do not enjoy clicking the place, your power rangers something. Do something a true representative of what through the halls here, run our they had come to know and hands on the lockers, and know shower curtain as a back- productive with your life. love about their school, be- that Trinity is more than just cause the school as they knew the physical. If only they knew it, would no longer exist. then, what we know now. You really do look like a fool The Pioneer with your pants on the ground “Pants on the ground, Whatever the reason, Alexis Kittle Editor-in-Cheif pants on the ground, lookin’ people everywhere are “rock- Joe Walsh like a fool with your pants on ing” this “cool look.” the ground!” OPINION To be honest, if there was Whether or not you’re one “cool look” I could get News Editors Sports Editors a fan of American Idol, I’m rid of, it would be this one. Ryan Mitchell Aubrey Legasse willing to bet all the money in I don’t care how “cool” Tiffany Keenan Jess Sweeney my back pocket that you’ve or “gangsta” you think you heard (or at least heard about) are. A&E Editors Opinions Editor those lyrics. The song they When your pants ap- Natalie Kfoury Nicole Fell come from, properly titled pear to be constantly falling “Pants On The Gound,” was down, you look incredibly Alexis Kittle brought to American ears last stupid. It’s not going to get food court, local park, or Broadcast Editor year by Idol hopeful General almost anywhere else, and you any respect or “street Ciara Speller Larry Platt. you’ll see exactly what I’m cred.” When I see people talking about. looking like that, all I can seems incredibly silly. After Kids and young adults, think is, “I don’t want to Staff Writers all, here’s a guy rapping see your undies, please and mostly male and some not Meaghan Barker Eric Kallander about pants. even in the realm of puberty, thanks.” But in actuality, Platt was will be walking around with Honestly, I can’t tell you Russell Beeson Aidan Manning warning us all about a plague their pants hanging some- how disturbing it is to be Kasie Bourque Jacob St. Germain that’s sweeping, no, swiffer- enjoying a day of innocent where around their knees. Maegan Conti Abbey Thompson ing, the nation, taking out Last time I checked, people-watching only be Allison Doherty Christina Tomao - shocked and surprised to see Meredith Farrell ting pants. waist, not the kneecaps.These nothing but underpants. You’ve seen them. I people, however, don’t seem Guys and girls, it’s time Advisory know you have. There’s to care. to face the truth. You don’t almost no way to avoid Whether this style is an look cool or “street” or any- Mrs. Terri Greene Henning, adviser them, unless you’re blind or thing even vaguely resem- expression of personality, Mr. Denis Mailloux, principal walk around with your eyes culture, or pure laziness, I bling attractive. Mr. Steven Gadecki, assistant principal closed. honestly couldn’t tell you. You just don’t, and there’s Mr. Patrick Smith, dean of students I would never normally I’ve never had the desire to an excellent chance that you firstname.lastname@example.org recommend self-imposed pull my pants halfway down never will. blindness, but in this case, I and expose my underwear, So I beg of you, for the Opinions expressed in signed and unsigned letters to the editor, opinion pieces, think I can make an excep- and I truly don’t understand love of God and all that is and columns are not necessarily those of The Pioneer, its staff, or Trinity High tion. why anyone would feel the holy, pull up your pants.No- School. If you do not see your side of the argument, we invite you to submit a Take a seat in your mall’s urge to do so. body wants to see that. letter to the editor via e-mail to email@example.com September 2010 The Pioneer Page 3 News Joey Libby: Trinity’s musical phenomenon By Alexis Kittle Four days tar, his instrument which Joey recently became a member. Pioneer Staff later, Andrew of choice, but also “It’s challenging,” Joey said of the passed away. the drums, bass chorus. “It’s a lot different. I’m used to Nowadays, it seems like every “He’s my guitar, piano, and inspiration,” synthesizer, all I’m copying what someone else does. think they’re rockstars because they Libby said. “I of which he plays It’s strange.” can strum out a few notes on guitar like talking himself. After becoming such a musical hit and kids who think they’ve got it about him.” “I like playing within the Trinity halls, Joey took the made because they can sing with Andrew, every instrument,” next logical step: he became an of- some semblance of talent. Joey also said, Joey said. “I like Joey Libby, a junior, is certainly is the reason the control.” Joey lights up when he talks about not one of those kids. that faith is a Despite his how he feels to have his music out He is a rockstar, and he’s got more prominent as- talent with other there for all the world to appreciate. talent than most people would know pect in Joey’s instruments, the “The best part is getting to the what to do with. life. guitar remains crowds that don’t know you, you In case you’ve spent the past year “Andrew Joey’s favorite. know? The fact that my music is completely oblivious to your sur- brought “I used to play downloadable all over the world gives roundings (or you’re new to the Trin- people to God. the saxophone, me the determination to keep going,” ity scene), you probably know exactly I feel like he’s and I hated it. But he said. Pioneer Staff Photo who Joey Libby is. He’s that fun, always there, then I picked up Currently, Joey has one song listed Juinior Joey Libby performs an original song guiding me. during Trinity Week last year in McHugh the guitar, and it for sale on itunes, self-written and whole lot of depth. I’m going Gymnasium. was just so easy. I titled “7 Months.” to make my didn’t get bored. I Though Joey is incredibly dedicat- he was twelve years old. He started a rights and didn’t lose it.” ed to his music, he admitted that not band with one of his cousins and his wrongs, but Andrew always pulls me to - everyone seemed to realize his depth best friend. God,” said Libby. ists like Switchfoot and Blink-182, and dedication. “We were pretty bad,” Libby said Although religion is important to aims to be original “I always made “People think I’m stupid because when describing the band. “But it was Joey, he says that he isn’t a Christian up songs and music myself. I never I speak my mind, but honestly, I think awesome.” artist. learned other bands’ stuff.” there’s an emotional side to every- Joey’s best friend and bandmate, “I don’t write worship stuff,” Lib- What comes next shouldn’t be sur- one,” he said. Andrew, lived half the year in Hook- by said. “I write more about positive prising to anyone. Joey not only writes Joey plans to continue his musi- sett, New Hampshire and half the year messages, you know? I write about his own lyrics, but he sings them as cal career through high school and in Florida. The year after the band got living life day-to-day without writing well. About his vocal talents, he said, beyond. about all the downs.” “I know I’m not great, but I love it, and “My parents want me to get a for a visit. The day after he returned I want to get better.” bachelor’s degree or something,” Joey home to New Hampshire, he got a he’s currently working on a solo ca- A group that helps such students get said, “but honestly, I can’t see myself call. Andrew had fallen into a coma. reer. His songs not only include gui- better vocally is the Trinity chorus, of doing anything else.” Bigger band makes for bigger sound Trinity transforms for a night By Natalie Kfoury been with the program for player, I do hope to really By Aubrey Legasse Brother Paul Crawford, for his Pioneer Staff four years. contribute and be a vital Pioneer Staff actions of devotion in the com- Jenkins hopes that the part.” munity, and Auxiliary Bishop of In years past, the program’s growth will en- Of course, getting used More than 300 Trinity stu- Quebec, Bishop Gerald Lacroix, Christmas and spring able him to lead the band in to having such a large dents, parents, teachers and the night’s guest of honor and concerts that the Trinity ways that were not possible number of musicians will alumni came together on Sept. keynote speaker. class of 1975. band carefully prepares when there were fewer be a learning curve for the 23 to kick off Trinity High “[Trinity] gives you an all- for are often not well at- participants. group as a whole. School’s fortieth anniversary around Catholic education and tended. Perhaps this year, “The growth gives us “There is a huge new with the annual Campus Min- the foundation you need to face the size alone of the band more options to do not only wave of talent. Some istry Banquet in the McHugh what’s on the other side of the will be able to change that. jazz songs but also more people are new to the Gymnasium. street come graduation day,” said The program, led by band traditional pieces,” said whole band experience, The before-hand prepera- Lacroix. teacher Mr. Jeff Jenkins, Jenkins. but we should all get bet- tions were time-consuming, and Many of the guests were im- usually has around 16 While the band will ter together with time and many parents, theology classes pressed with the banquet, includ- students. continue to play at some experience,” Dolan said. and teachers worked together to ing Brother Paul Crawford. This year, partially as open houses along with Freshmen, such as Joe make it happen. Mr. Joe Ma- “I am so used to coming to a result of the large fresh- its annual Christmas and Lamontagne, who are new linowski, Mr. Denis Mailloux the gym when the basketball man class, the band has 31 spring shows, Jenkins and to the Trinity band, look and Mr. Brian Flaherty were a games are going on and to see members. members also look forward forward to this year and few among the many staff mem- the gym transformed like this is “Last year, we had four to playing as a pep band at many years to come. bers who contributed their time spectacular,” said Brother Paul trumpets; this year, we basketball games. Play- “I am excited for this and effort to make the banquet a Crawford. have seven,” said senior ing as a pep band was an year, because the band is re- success. After the food was cleared band member Ashley Cavi- activity that was enjoyed ally talented and we will be “The whole purpose of the away, the awards presented and gnano. by members last year and playing some challenging banquet was to come together the speeches given, the banquet In addition to the seven will hopefully occur more music. Mr. Jenkins is a great as a school to honor individuals, concluded with a video presenta- trumpets, this year’s band frequently this year. teacher and knows how to special groups, and ministries tion, Trinity High School: Vision also features two bassists, While Cavignano and make band fun,” Lamon- who live out the mission and car- and Promise, which was created fellow senior Ryan Mitch- tagne, a saxaphonist, said. ry on the charism of our Campus by Mrs. Terri Henning. one trombone, six saxo- ell will be leaving the It is a new era for the Ministry’s namesake, Pope John Junior Kiersten Photaides phones, one guitarist, one band program next year, Trinity High School band, Paul II,” said Trinity’s Campus said Mr. Malinowski and the pianist and two percussion- junior members such as one that has high hopes for Minister, Mr. Joe Malinowski. many student and parent volun- ists. Pat Dolan, Kyle Hebert the outstanding and talented A select few were honored teers did a wonderful job with The increase of new and Kristen Van Uden will group. With the changes at the banquet and received the decorating the gym during the members has caused the be waiting in the wings to will come new memories “Witness to Hope” awards. The day. band’s potential to be even be student leaders of the and hopefully greater suc- honorees included the Duf- Many guests were in agree- greater than it was in years group and to give back to a cess. - ment that the banquet was a past. program that has offered so “I’ve learned so many ous generosity of time towards success in starting Trinity’s 40th “[With the addition of much. great skills that deal with Manchester Catholic schools, year celebration, and the celebra- new members,] we will be “The band has taught leadership and working and three Trinity students, Em- tion will continue throughout the able to play a wider variety me a lot about the more together as a group. These ily Bourque, Emily Martin and school year. of songs. We will be able logical side of music, the four years have been great, Taylor Levesque, for taking their “This was a beautiful event, to have more variations science and the reading of and I’ve made memories junior year theology projects and it was great to see so many musically in our pieces,” it,” Dolan said, “Next year, that will always stay with and turning them into ongoing people reconnecting after all said Cavignano, who has in being the primary bass me,” Cavignano said. outreach programs. these years,” said Mr. Brian The other honorees were Flaherty. Page 4 The Pioneer September 2010 News Trinity’s own mountain man Trinity seniors use theology By Natalie Kfoury project to change kids’ lives Pioneer Staff Londonderry and New By Tiffany Keenan Hampshire Oncology in Instead of playing video Pioneer Staff Hooksett. games as an adolescent, Mr. Unfortunately, due to pri- Tristan Perry, an American Hope, courage, and under- vacy matters, Emily and Em- history teacher at Trinity standing: three words, three ily are not able to personally High School, enjoyed dig- feelings, and three nouns that distribute the kits to chil- seniors Emily Bourque and dren. However, girls have the wilds of Boulder, Wyo- Emily Martin wish upon chil- seen a reaction on a young ming. dren whose parents have been child’s face when receiving Perry spent his childhood diagnosed with cancer and a kit. “It was a great feeling” and high school years in are undergoing treatment. said Bourque. “The child Boulder, a town with an ap- Created for their junior was so happy, and the mother proximate population of 75. social justice theology project was in tears,” she said. In Boulder, Perry, the young- called, “Love Your Neigh- Money at random has est in his family, lived in a bor,” Kids for the Cure is been handed to the girls, log cabin with his parents, an organization that helps Celtics tickets have been and four half-sisters. children cope with the idea donated, along with Liquid “[Growing up in Boulder] of “mommy and daddy hav- Planet Water Park passes. was super fun. I had a lot of ing cancer.” Both Emilys Close to $1,000 has been freedom to do kid things, were unaware- that such a raised. The girls hope to like running around, playing project could grow to be such raise more money to make without technology,” Perry a success. more batches of kits. said, “It’s a wild place. It’s Both girls have been the wild, wild west!” through the tough experience the girl’s decision on college. Perry’s family was new of the cancer process with “Hearing about the differ- to Boulder society. With Photo Courtesy of Mr. Perry their mothers. Fortunately, ence we have made has been a father hailing from New Mr. Tristan Perry energetically climbs “The Nose” on El Capitan their mothers have won their so rewarding and made me in Yosemite National Park.This 3,000 foot ascent proved to be the battles; Emily Bourque’s Jersey and his mother from realize that I want to make a toughest Perry has endured in his rock climbing career. mom became cancer-free in France, Perry and his family difference in the lives of chil- were outsiders to the Boulder that hiking became more and “I love it, the support of third grade and Emily Mar- dren through my career after community. more powerful in his life. the faculty, and the kids are tin’s mom, as well, during college,” said Bourque. “The urge to climb grew - Emily’s junior year. The Union Leader has fea- attitude out there, like the more and more powerful ent than what I am used to. “We know how hard it tured the organization and, ‘Good Old Boys Club’ that until it became sort of an I think, for me, it’s the city was, and we wanted to help,” recently, Dosomething.org, a we weren’t part of, although obsession,” Perry said, as life. I’m not used to living in said Martin. website promoting children I tried. It was a weird culture he now climbs every week- a town like this,” Perry said. “Having a parent with that take action to make the out there. Half of the boys end. He mainly spends these In addition to teaching, Perry cancer, as you must know, world a better place, made were like cowboys, and I had trips up in Franconia Notch, is known for being a strong isn’t easy and being young their project the project of the where Cannon Cliff, which is mentor of those who par- and not understanding can day. I wanted to dress up like a roughly 1,000 feet tall and a be especially tough,” said “I really hope that we can cowboy,” Perry said. mile wide, is a favorite spot. ski team, two sports that he Bourque. continue our project. I can After growing up in Boul- Last spring, Perry trav- coaches. The money raised is fac- speak for both of us when I der, Perry traveled across the eled out to Yosemite National “Mr. Perry has been a say that what we have done country to New Hampshire Park, where he climbed great coach. Ever since I with teddy bears, Beanie Ba- has changed our lives forever in order to attend Dartmouth “The Nose” on El Capitan, a bies, journals, pamphlets on and changed our outlook on College. 3,000- foot vertical rock for- he’s been really patient and cancer, candy, toys, person- things. It’s amazing how huge “I knew that I wanted to mation. “The Nose” proved helpful. He’s the one that ally made bracelets, coloring something can become if you get out of Wyoming, and to be the hardest and most taught me how to do javelin books, and two books: When stick with it, and we are so New Hampshire was far, far enduring climb that Perry has and stayed late after practice Someone You Love Has Can- proud of our organization and away. I had never been to ever faced. with me a few times to prac- cer, written by Alaric Lewis, the difference that Kids for the New Hampshire, but I had tice it with me, even when and Our Family Has Cancer, Cure has really made. Look- heard about Dartmouth, and I spent the night on the wall,” it was raining out, which I re- by Christine Clifford. The ing back, I honestly don’t knew they had a ski team. It Perry said, explaining that ally appreciated,” said junior books explain that it is okay think we would have done was the best school that I got to camp out on the wall is a Christine Fontaine, a track to have emotions and feel- anything differently,” said into,” he said. process called to bivouac or team member. ings, explained Martin. Bourque. As a freshman at Dart- to bivy. One thing for sure can Martin and Bourque send For more information on mouth, Perry discovered a Climbing is something be said about Tristan Perry: the kits to Oncology Centers ways to help or donate visit: particular interest of his that that Perry feels he will al- he is not a man who can be around southern New Hamp- http://sites.google.com/site/ has become a major part of ways have to improve on. No easily held down to one spot. shire, including the Dana kidsforthecure/home, or his life: climbing. matter how good he is at the Whether it is climbing, or Farber Cancer Institute in check them out on Facebook. During the spring break pastime now, he sees himself teaching or any sort of other of his freshman year in col- as constantly being able to thing that catches his eye, lege, Perry embarked on a surpass his skills. Perry is likely to chase it road trip to Bishop, Califor- “Like a lot of things in down and make the most out nia, where he and a group life, you want to build up of it. of other student climbers on that accomplishment. So, “I want to travel. [I want took on the Eastern Sierras. you exceed your expectations to do things] that would Perry explained that he was by trying bigger and harder take me to places I haven’t mentored under the “white- and maybe more dangerous been before. I sort of have a haired, eccentric godfather of things,” he said. philosophy: if I haven’t done Dartmouth climbing.” This year, Mr. Perry en- something or been some- “I was hooked,” Perry said ters his fourth year at THS, a where, I do want to do those of the trip. He soon found place that he praises greatly. things,” Perry said. Good luck to all our Pioneers from Mr. and Mrs. Emile Tetu. September 2010 The Pioneer Page 5 From Page One POLITICIANS ADVICE Continued from page 1 Continued from page 1 to the youth,” said Lamontagne. the long run. Lamontagne, who entered the race Manage Your Time as a seasoned veteran of politics after a - We know this is something campaign for governor in 1996 and as that everyone at this school the New Hampshire state chair of Dan Quayle’s 1999 presidential campaign, out and the next three years garnered massive recognition, even on a you will be golden. We know national level for being what NPR radio you’d rather be talking to show host Laura Ingraham called “the your boyfriend or girlfriend only true conservative” in New Hamp- that you’ve been dating for a shire’s Senate race. whole two weeks rather than “Our country is in a national security your English homework but crisis, an economical crisis, and a moral seriously we think you can crisis right now; we don’t respect life,” spare a half-hour. said Lamontagne, whose boldness as You Always Go to the a completely pro-life candidate was a Right, Didn’t You Ever relatively unique quality in comparison Photos courtesy of Trinity High School yearbook archives Learn That? - Honestly to almost every other candidate. Clockwise from top left, Rich Ashooh, class of ’82, John Stephen, class of ’80, and Ovide there is a reason why there Lamontagne had been down in the polls Lamontagne, class of ’75. are two doors! You go to the by huge numbers, behind winner Kelly right, and the people in the Ayotte and business tycoon Bill Binnie. shire after traveling the state for their other direction do the same. However, endorsements from not only while he was a student at Trinity were campaigns. All three candidates believe If you learn this getting Ingraham, but also the Union Leader, the the values that he took with him to the New Hampshire is a unique state where through the hallways won’t Nashua Telegraph, and the Keene Sentinel, campaign. people not only care deeply about their led to an almost-surprise upset. “What I loved at Trinity was always community but also care deeply about isn’t that hard, assuming you Lamontagne and his supporters believe making a difference…Trinity taught me their freedom. all know your right from that his last minute surge was due to an that you needed to take responsibility “Everywhere I go, I am struck by the your left, and if you don’t, authenticity that many feel has been lack- for the community around you. [Trinity] resiliency of the people I meet. Every- well that’s a different story ing in politics for quite some time now. builds the kind of caring that leads one to where, people are concerned about our we don’t feel like getting “Students at Trinity were looking care about their community,” said Ashooh. economy,” said Stephen. into. Just stick to the right, for authenticity in the 1970s. The 1970s Ashooh ran a campaign based not Even with everything these three can- and we’re problem free. were a crazy time and leadership was only on the principles of limited govern- didates have in common as conservative being challenged and people were look- ment and less spending but also on the Republicans, Trinity graduates, seeming- of advice: relax. We know ing for authenticity the same way they reform of our government as a body ly honest citizens, and active members of high school seems extremely still are today,” said Lamontagne. that should listen to the people of our the community, there’s still one unifying over-whelming right now, This lack of authenticity is what country and should strive to effectively theme that stands out among these men: but give it a month or two Ashooh also mentions as one of his big- solve problems. This is something that service to their community. and Trinity will feel like gest reasons for entering the race. Lamontagne also fervently believes in. This service is something that all your second home. It’s not “I joined the race because I saw an “The people are king and the gov- insist they learned while they were stu- going to happen overnight, absence of values,” said Ashooh. ernment is there in order to serve the dents at Trinity, and it is something they but Class of ’14, we promise Ashooh, like Stephen and Lamon- people,” said Lamontagne. all promise they will never forget. it will happen. Just wait a tagne, also praises his Trinity education The three candidates also all spoke “The lessons that you learn at Trin- highly of the citizens of New Hamp- ity will stick with you for the rest of one day, hopefully sooner rarher than later. Welcome to Trinity kids, HOMECOMING Martin and Gideon Nyakundi as Tiger Students also participated in the annual enjoy the next four years and Continued from page 1 Woods and his now ex-wife Elin; Holly “I Can! You Can! We Can!” Food Drive make the most out your high O’Connor and Nate Provencher as school experience because said it was the best one we’ve ever had. Snooki and Mike the Situation; Cal- Bank. The goal was 5,000 cans, with the you only get one. Believe it or not, the Trinity Week pep lan Leonard and Shaelyn Cole as Bella school as a whole brought in 3,140. rally will be even better. The pep rally Swan and Edward Cullen; and Zach Ste- This year the seniors brought in 1,515 was an amazing way to kick off not vens and Abby Mitchell as Tom Brady cans, the most out of the four classes. only the homecoming week, but the rest and his wife Gisele. According to Campus Minister Mr. Check out our photo of of this year. It got everybody excited. Emily Martin and Callan Leonard Malinowski, there may be another food the day blog! We were pumped,” said Ryan Mitchell, earned the most votes and were crowned drive later in the year. “This is one of president of Student Council. Homecoming king and queen during half- the ways the most amounts of students At the end of the pep rally, as tradi- time at the football game on Friday night. can give back,” said Mr. Malinowski. Find it at: tion, the entire school gathered on the “Friday night was a blast. I worked To end the week, the Pioneers played http://trinityinfocus. the concession stand all night with my Plymouth at Gill Stadium, with the game Also a homecoming tradition is basketball girls. That might have been the preceding the homecoming dance, which blogspot.com/ the Homecoming Court. This year’s best part, or the fact that I smelled like took place in the cafe from 9-11 p.m. The couples were Adriana Jodoin and Ryan hot dog when I was announced Home- Trinity Pioneers won the game, 39-6. Mitchell as Posh and Beckham; Emily coming queen,” said Emily Martin. See page 11 for the game story. Page 6 The Pioneer September 2010 News NEWS BRIEF Trinity girls run Girls State Freshman Retreat By Natalie Kfoury Nationalists, the girls in each Peggy Gilmore and Senator Pioneer Staff party then divided into three Mac D’Alessandro. On Aug. 30, the freshman class of Trinity High School Girls State was successful had a day of getting to know each other and themselves at From June 27 to July 3, the town, city, and country. at bringing students from all the Camp Allen freshman retreat. Trinity High School seniors The program also gave the over the state to an environ- At the beginning of the day, senior Ryan Mitchell de- Corrine Dolan and Lauryn Al- participants the opportunity to ment where there was learn- scribed his years at Trinity as a bag of Doritos where his bag bee participated in a program - ing, growth and fun. is “three quarters empty and [the freshman’s] bag is com- called Girls State at Rivier tions. Each party elected a “People came from all over pletely full,” reminding the freshman to savor their years College in Nashua. governor, governor’s council New Hampshire, and even here, as it goes by quickly. Girls State is a leadership and chair persons. They then though we were split into dif- Games were one way the freshman got to know each conference where female stu- presented bills, learned about ferent parties, that didn’t stop other. Students answered questions about themselves in dents going into their senior the campaign process and had people from talking to each games such as Trinity freshman bingo and speed dating, year of high school create a legislation sessions. other and making friends,” whereas gun, gorilla, ninja and drip, drip, drop were games mock government where they Dolan, who was a Nation- Albee said. that involved competition. alist, ran for and was elected The program is one that Religious activities that let students get to know more the duties of their respected into the governor’s council. will certainly have a last- about themselves were directed by theology teachers Mr. position. There is also a par- Albee was also able to obtain ing effect on both Dolan and Flaherty and Ms. Girard as well as campus ministry director, ticular emphasis on learning a position on the governor’s Albee, as the lessons they Mr. Malinowski. One religious activity the students took how to be an active member council, after losing the posi- learned will be lifelong. part in consisted of writing responses to conscience exam- in each girl’s respective com- tion of town clerk in a previ- “I think Girls State helped munity at home. ous election. us learn how government ended, the students folded the paper with their answers on it Hosted by Rivier College, “I helped make decisions works and it helped us be able approximately 50 girls got a on amending, passing and to make educated decisions on Other religious activities the students were involved in taste of college life as they vetoing various bills,” Albee politics as we get older. I am were writing a letter to themselves on their academic goals lived in the dorms in close said as she and others worked very glad that I did it. It’s not that will be given to them in their senior year and an exer- quarters and had classes in the together to make their mock just government, it’s a chance cise where the freshman were shown passages in the Bible college’s classrooms. government a success. to meet new people and learn and how they relate to their own life. “It was easy to bond with The girls had many gov- things,” Albee said. the other girls because there ernment related opportuni- For more information on were 50 girls in one hallway,” ties, such as taking a trip to New Hampshire’s Girls State Dolan said. the State House in Concord program, go to http://girlsna- After being split into two and meeting Governor John tion-auxiliary.com/girlsstate. parties, the Federalists and the Lynch, State Representative asp. Above: Pioneer Staff Photo; Below: Photo courtesy of Harrison Williams On Aug. 25, Trinity High School welcomed the Class of 2014. The 126 members of the class met with administrators and ran through an abbreviated schedule of their classes before heading to the gymnasium for an afternoon of activities planned and led by members of the senior class. On Sept. 13, the Class of 2014 Cole Desrosiers (president), James Gallagher (vice president), Joseph Lamontagne (secretary), Bryan Dufour (treasurer), and Mallory Manning and Michael Pitt (co-public relations). Above: the Class of 2014 gathers to create a 2-0-1-4 during orientation. Below: the freshman whirl in a high-energy orientation activ- ity. To view the video from orientation, visit our vimeo page at Pioneer Staff Photo http://vimeo.com/14861287 Students and parents gathered for the College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p. m. Read this issue of The Pioneer and our previous issues online at www.trinity-hs.org/ newspaper.html September 2010 The Pioneer Page 7 Sports How about we make the ‘World’s Game’ our game? June NATALIE KFOURY cess, newspapers 11, 2010 hailed the team marked the OPINION and soccer jerseys beginning began popping up of the 19th everywhere. FIFA World Then, well, we Cup, which lost. is arguably America made the great- it to the Round est sports of 16, but fell to tournament Ghana. Just like in the world. that, the nearly The month instantaneous long World Cup occurs every love Americans had acquired four years, and it is the pride for soccer vanished. No and passion of many nations longer was our hero, Landon around the world. Donovan, a household name. The FIFA World Cup is It was as if he had never mat- Jess Sweeney / Pioneer Staff the world’s most viewed tered at all. The Trinity High School footbal team makes a play during the homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 24 against Plym- sporting event, attracting Why, America, why? outh Regional High School. The Pioneers went on to defeat Plymouth 39-6. Perhaps it is due to the 715.1 million viewers world- wide for the 2006 World Cup lack of soccer reporting in Pioneers crush Plymouth the area. Open up a Union France. To most of the world, Leader after a New Eng- this isn’t a surprise, as soccer land Revolution or a Boston Bobcats at homecoming is viewed all year, every year. Breakers (our local Major It is a pretty indisput- League Soccer and Women’s able fact that Americans, as Premier Soccer League a whole support basketball, teams) game. See the results By Jake St. Germain and Chambers each contributed to baseball and football over on the front page of the Aidan Manning the drive. 5 yards for a touchdown that soccer. While soccer is con- sports? Probably not. Hoaglund ran 36 yards for put the game out of reach for sidered “The World’s Game,” Or, perhaps it’s the fact On Friday, Sept. 24, the the touchdown and Hughes MV. you would not know it living that most people are under Trinity football team de- ran in the 2-point conver- in America. Which is why I the impression that soccer stroyed Division IV rival, sion with two minutes and 43 fourth quarter displayed some am surprised every four years is a boring sport. If so, how Plymouth Regional High secondsleft to make it 24-0 to young talent as Zach Poole, when Americans begin to can such a boring game be School, in the homecoming a freshman, ran for 20 yards. catch “World Cup Fever.” loved by millions around the game, with a score of 39-6. The kick off was returned On the next play Jerry Robin- Every four years, I notice world? If it’s so boring, why Trinity added to Plym- by Trinity to the 38-yard son ran the ball 10 yards for a a lot of talk about the World did you suddenly become a outh’s losing streak to two line. Trinity’s drive took 10 touchdown. Cup. People have viewing fan in June? games. The Plymouth Bob- minutes off the clock but only Trinity’s second game of parties and really get into the While Major League cats held the nation’s longest resulted in a punt. the year was against the Ha- excitement of it all. As an Soccer and Women’s Pre- winning streak, at 57 games, The punt was returned 46 nover Marauders (0-4). The avid soccer fan, I view this as mier Soccer League are not before being defeated by yards to the 13 yard line by game was a close, defensive something completely great, the most popular of soccer Kennett 20-9 on Friday, Sept. Plymouth. battle but, in the end, Trin- for the sport that I share leagues around the world, 17. Plymouth ran in a 5 yard ity defeated the Marauders my love for with the world support for local teams is In the homecoming game touchdown to make it 24-6 24-14. - vital to any sports fan. How against the Plymouth Bobcats, with 46 seconds left in the Next, the Pioneers trav- tention. would you feel if people the Bobcats won the toss and third. eled to Laconia to face the This year, Americans stopped caring about the elected to receive the ball. Trinity would go on to Sachems in a battle of two un- became mesmerized by the Patriots or Red Sox? The Bobcats’ usually score two more times, once by defeated teams. Trinity came players Landon Donovan, Give soccer a chance. explosive offense stalled on Chambers and once by Carrier out strong and was up 12-0 at Clint Dempsey and Tim There are hard working men half time. Howard who deserve their and women who play to bring and out and was forced to With the win against Laconia had three special love and affection. They honor to our country. If you punt. Plymouth, Trinity increased team touchdowns in the sec- became household names. consider yourself a sports It then only took three its winning streak to 4-0. The ond half, but Trinity’s offense Their hard work to bring na- fan, consider tuning into an plays for Trinity to reach Pioneers started the season at dominated with a total of 308 tional attention to American MLS or WPSL game. You the end zone on a 35 yard home with a strong 48-0 win soccer seemed to be paying might just enjoy it as much as touchdown run by junior Josh over Merrimack Valley. 25-22. off. Facebook statuses were you enjoyed that World Cup The Pioneers scored early outbursts of World Cup suc- game. On Trinity’s second drive and often in the Merrimack they had good position inside Valley game starting with the 35-yard line. Ryan Carrier ran the ball 12 yards to get when Adam Chambers capped Trinity to the 20-yard line. A off the drive by running couple penalties put the ball through a hole in the defense on the 14-yard line. for a touchdown. Rob Hoaglund ran the ball At the end of the half the 10 yards for a touchdown score was 28-0.Chambers had with 5.4 seconds left in the two touchdowns, while Hoa- glund and Hughes each added conversion was run in by single scores for Trinity. Adam Cambers to put Trinity The Pioneers continued up 16-0. their success on the ground Plymouth’s offense re- with a 34-yard run by Cham- sponded and drove down the bers. Hughes capped off the drive with a 10-yard touch- 19-yard line. down run to make it 36-0 with When they reached the 19- nine minutes left in the third yard line it was fourth and 2, quarter. Trinity’s defense held strong Just when it looked like and Plymouth turned it over MV offense was in a grove, on downs. their quarterback was picked Trinity got the ball and off by Tristan Theroux, aTrin- strung some short running ity freshman, and returned to plays, Hughes, Hoaglund and MV’s 17-yard line. Page 8 The Pioneer September 2010 Sports Girls’ Athlete of the Month Pioneer Sports Log Senior Pioneer Chelsey this year, at the NHTI meet Serrano is Trinity’s cross and later at John Stark High GIRLS’ SOCCER country captain and fastest School, against 84 other run- female runner. ners. Her time was 21:13. After a disappointing season of 1-15, the Pioneers varsity Junior runner Matt Acora- In the most recent meet, girls’ soccer team is off to a great start, with a record of 4- ce said, “She is a great captain the Manchester Invitational 4. Their season opener on August 30 resulted in a 2-0 win and very dedicated to her Cross Country Classic, she against Merrimack Valley. running.” placed 11 out of 171 runners The Pioneers suffered losses against Laconia and Pelham Running 3.1 miles in al- with a time of 21:11. and gained a victory against Manchester West, giving them a most under 20 minutes is hard Last year as a junior at the record of 1-2. to do, but Serrano has done it. Manchester Invitational Cross “Compared to years past our offense has improved Her fastest time thus far has Country Classic, she placed been at NHTI on September 13th out of 158 runners with a more goals,” said senior captain, Adriana Jodoin. 21 against Bishop Brady, time of 21:10. Serrano Their biggest achievement thus far has been beating Bedford, St. Thomas, and Coach Hannah Byrne said ConVal, the toughest team they have played. Junior Han- of Serrano, “I feel fortunate Serrano is not new to is nah Willard made a pass to freshman Sidney Elithorpe, who with a time of 20:04. to get to work with Chelsey being picked for Athlete of scored the only goal in the game. Other scorers this season Winning is nothing new as she’s both an outstand- the Month. She was featured include seniors Abby Mitchell, Jodoin and Sarah DiCorce, to Serrano. She has come in ing athlete and leader for her sophomore and junior year juniors Kristen Van Uden and Hannah Willard, and sopho- teammates.” too. more Corinne Natale. “We’re doing exceptionally well. We’ve never won four games in a season for my four years at Trinity,”said Mitch- ell, senior co-captain. Boys’ Athlete of the Month Senior running back Robby the talented athletes selected Another player to watch is junior Leah Sherr, Trinity’s varsity starting goalie for the past two years. “She’s our ninja,” said Jodoin. In their homecoming game they lost 1-0 at St. Thomas Hoaglund put on a show at the before me,” said Hoaglund. Aquinas. football game against Plym- Hoaglund started playing The JV girls’ team is also doing well with a record of 3-2. outh High School on Sept. football his freshman year at High scorers for the team are sophomores Nicole Assetta 24 at Gill Stadium. With four Trinity and look at him now. and Skylar Pepin and freshmen Lexie Stefekos and Shaylee games under his belt, he has With a great coaching staff Tetrault. supporting him, he is succeed- The Pioneers are playing tougher teams in the coming has completed eight two point ing beyond all expectations. weeks and hopefully they will keep up the good work. conversions, giving him a total “I can’t tell the future, but of 46 points so far this season. I can hope for another unde- Against Plymouth, Hoa- - BOYS’ SOCCER glund rushed 15 times for 117 nitely see a couple more hard yards with two touchdowns. games. Kennett and Lebanon Hoaglund The Pioneers had 38 carries are very good football teams, boys’ soccer team is sitting in the 15th spot out of 24 in Di- with a combined total of 292 [and] we will be facing them Hoaglund plays two other vision II, with a record of 3-4-1, a big improvement over last yards rushing. in our next couple games. sports: lacrosse, which he has - “It feels great. It’s an They will put up a challenge been playing for six years, line and Merrimack Valley, the Pioneers were outscored honor to be chosen as Athlete when we face them,” said and is a part of the indoor 10-2. The team won three of their next six games with one of The Month knowing all Hoaglund. track. tie to city rival West High School and two losses to Pelham and ConVal Regional, each by only one goal. With the loss of seven seniors from the previous year, the Pioneers are a much younger, but experienced, team. “They are 100% better,” said Coach Martinez. “They’re motivated, they listen and they work hard.” said Coach Support Martinez. So far, out of the nine total goals scored by the Pioneers, The Pioneer. sophomore Jacob Zimmerman leads the team with four goals. Future possible wins for the Pioneers coming up are against Portsmouth, Goffstown, Milford, and Bishop Brady. If Trinity can end the second half of the season with a win- Read it. ning record, they might have a good chance in the playoffs. Pride. Spirit. Tradition. Trinity. www.trinity-hs.org/newspaper.html September 2010 The Pioneer Page 9 Sports Sports Log, ctd. New Hampshire Fishercats fall to VOLLEYBALL the Trenton Thunder in the playoffs By Meredith Farrell to Manchester knowing that if eleven. After a tough beginning to the volleyball season, seniors Pioneer Staff they lost, the Trenton Thun- In an interview with the Rita Pratte and Betsy Tamulonis still have high hopes for Union Leader Fishercats their Pioneers. The New Hampshire Fish- series in only three games. manager Luis Rivera said On Sept. 20, the team faced Raymond and won 3 out of ercats made the playoffs on This would mean that the “After all the runs we scored Thunder would sweep the this season, we couldn’t score before, Pratte had stated that just one win would be great, 2004. This season, the Fish- Fishercats 0-3. The Fishercats until there were two outs in but now Pratte and the whole team are hungry to continue ercats were a record breaking worst nightmare came true winning as many games as possible this season. and run scoring machine. that night , they lost eight disappointing.” “Our biggest hope for the team is that we are able to bond They set a team record to one. This sudden ending, Disappointing seems to be more and better the team in doing so,” said Tamulonis. with 723 runs this season, and ended the best-ever season at the only word that members The girls said that the team has a lot of fun and they just they also set a new record for Merchantsauto.com Stadium. of the Fishercats organization hope that they can apply it to making their team better. attendance at their last regular Trenton’s pitching through- can think of to describe the The team is slowly improving. With lots of hard work, season game. out the series was outstanding end to there 2010 season. by the end of the season they will be a force to be reckoned The team clinched there “Highly disappointing. with. playoff spot, when the Bing- For the second game of the It’s embarrassing for all of The team also has a new head coach this year. She has re- hamton Mets lost on the series the Fishercats had to us offensively,” said Darin ally been pushing our volleyball girls to be the best that they night of September 6. This face Andy Pettitte, one of the Mastroianni in an interview can be. The new coach has lots of volleyball knowledge to meant that the Fishercats had New York Yankee’s starting with the Union Leader, who offer the team. secured there second place pitchers. Pettitte was for a set franchise records for hits, The team also moved down two divisions, placing them in ranking in the Eastern League rehabilitation start. runs, and stolen bases this division 3 for the 2010 season. of Double A Minor League New Hampshire’s cleanup season. “We put ourselves The pioneers are very excited for the remaining weeks of Baseball. This was a huge man leads the Eastern League in position to score runs and the season. success for them, because in RBIs, and ranks among the couldn’t do it.” CROSS COUNTRY only the top two teams in their top ten in home runs, triples So what does this disap- division are able to advance to and on-base percentage, but pointing end mean for next The Trinity cross country team started off the season the playoffs. he as well struggled against year? Surprisingly it left the Trenton pitching. everyone involved with with only 10 returning runners for the girls and boys team playoffs began in Trenton The main problem for combined. New Jersey on September 8 the Fishercats seemed to be of their seats. The whole against the Trenton Thunder. scoring runs. In the three franchise is very excited for came in second. They lost this game and the playoff games that the Fish- the 2011 season to begin next The team has also placed high in Weare, coming in sec- one that followed on the next ercats played this year they April. They think that even ond place and in Portsmouth coming in third place. night. only managed to score one though this year wasn’t their On Sept. 10 they returned run while the Thunder scored year, next year will be. At the 35th annual Manchester Invitational on Sept. 25, Serrano competed in the girls’ small school group and placed 11th out of 171 competitors. For the boys’ small school, Ryan Mitchell placed 32nd out of 240 competi- Trinity Fall Sports Schedules tors. Out of the freshmen boys, Joseph Lamontagne placed B o y s ’S o c c e r Football Date Opponent Score Date Opponent Score high, coming in 31st for that race against 203 competitors. 8/27 Hollis-Brookline L, 6-1 9/4 Merrimack Valley W, 48-0 Freshmen girls did just as well, with Kasie Bourque com- 8/30 Merrimack Valley L, 4-1 9/10 Hanover W, 24-14 ing in 16th place out of 132 competitors. 9/3 Laconia W, 1-0 9/17 Laconia W, 25-22 The cross country team is led by Coach Hannah Byrne 9/7 West T, 1-1 9/24 Plymouth W, 39-6 and senior captains Ryan Mitchell and Chelsey Serrano. 9/10 Pelham L, 1-2 10/1 Monadnock ---- 9/14 Plymouth W, 1-0 10/9 John Stark ---- The varsity team has gained a great number of young 9/18 ConVal L, 0-1 10/15 Kennett ---- runners. Out of the seven varsity boys, six are new addi- 9/20 John Stark W, 3-2 10/22 Kingswood ---- tions. For the girls’ varsity, four out of seven members are 9/24 St. Thomas L, 2-0 new. 10/1 Portsmouth ---- Golf 10/5 Goffstown ---- Date Opponent Score “I can tell it’s the beginning of an amazing season and 8/26 Souhegan W, 206-195 10/7 Lebanon ---- can’t wait to see everyone progress,” said Serrano. 10/12 Milford ---- 8/26 Bedford W, 206-192 10/15 Bishop Brady ---- 8/26 Lebanon W, 206-197 GOLF 10/19 Souhegan ---- 8/31 Windham L, 224-211 10/22 Bedford ---- 8/31 Pelham W, 211-207 8/31 Portsmouth L, 226-211 After a rough ending to last year’s season, the Trinity Girls’ Soccer 9/7 Hanover W, 232-188 Golf Team ends season with a record of 11 wins and 11 Date Opponent Score 9/7 Bishop Brady W, 232-201 loses. This is a great improvement over last year’s 6 and 21 8/30 Merrimack Valley W, 2-0 9/7 Souhegan W, 232-205 9/3 Laconia L, 2-0 9/9 Lebanon W, 223-195 9/7 West W, 3-0 9/9 Hanover W, 223-209 9/10 Pelham L, 1-0 9/14 Bow W, 223-206 and senior captains, Nate Provencher and Liam Moran 9/14 Plymouth W, 3-1 9/14 St. Thomas L, 223-213 entered the season to make the playoffs. 9/18 ConVal W, 1-0 9/16 Hollis-Brookline W, 209-202 The match on Sept. 21 was a complete sweep over the 9/20 John Stark L, 3-0 9/16 Goffstown L,215-209 teams from Kingswood and John Stark high schools, with 10/1 Portsmouth ---- 9/21 John Stark L, 223-196 10/5 Goffstown ---- 9/21 Kingswood L, 200-196 standout performances by juniors Nik Beeson and Kevin 10/8 Lebanon ---- 9/23 Pembroke L, 221-196 Pepin, both shooting 37. Every player on the Trinity team 10/12 Milford ---- 9/23 Oyster River L, 215-196 defeated his opponents, bringing 10 players together as one 10/15 Bishop Brady ---- to get the sweep. The team had to work together to com- 10/19 Souhegan ---- 10/20 Pelham ---- Cross Country plete the second sweep of the year. Date Location Score 10/22 Bedford ---- 8/27 @John Stark “Our team was an all-around good team who worked 9/7 @ Portsmouth together and it was a different person every week who per- 9/11 @White Mountain Girls’ Volleyball formed better. With Provencher injured we needed some- Date Opponent Score 9/21 @ Bishop Brady one to pull through,” said Coach Connell 9/28 @ Plymouth 9/8 Portsmouth Christian Acad. L, 3-0 10/2 Black Bear Invitational Although they did not make playoffs this year, the golf 9/9 Fall Mountain L, 3-1 10/12 Manchester City Meet team is sending two players, Jon Cullity and Liam Moran, 9/13 Epping L, 3-1 10/16 @ Pelham to compete for an individual state championship match 9/15 Hillsboro-Deering L, 3-0 10/22 JV State Meet @ Nashua South 9/17 Campbell L, 3-2 with other schools. 9/20 Raymond W, 3-1 11/6 Meet of Championships 9/24 Portsmouth Christian Acad. L, 3-0 11/13 New Englands 9/27 Mascenic ---- Coming soon: 9/29 10/1 Campbell Hillsboro-Deering ---- ---- Support your Pioneers! News broadcasts and video on-the-spots 10/8 Epping ---- Come to the games and cheer on 10/12 Wilton ---- brought to you by senior broadcast 10/15 Wilton ---- your friends and classmates. 10/18 Raymond ---- editor Ciara Speller. 10/20 Mascenic ---- Go Trinity! 10/22 Fall Mountain ---- Page 10 The Pioneer September 2010 Arts & Entertainment Livin’ the good country life Country music ain’t cool By Nicole Fell because I used to loathe country By Ryan Mitchell for Paisley to name a headlining music, until I really gave it a chance. Pioneer Staff tour after, and score himself one Pioneer Staff I can’t remember how or when it of country’s biggest hit singles in happened, but I started to appreci- Allow me to begin by explain- 2009. It’s about summer nights, it’s ate country music for what it was, ing why every country song gets If I appear ignorant, you must about pick-up trucks and it’s about simply great. off to a bad start. Country music’s know that I listened to Country hidden stories and lyrics that never I don’t know if it’s the talk about lack of originality in every sense of 102.5 for 45 minutes before I wrote quite get the attention they deserve. the summer nights and wild experi- the word is perfect for its fan base, this. Seriously. What could I be talking about? ences that appeals to me or simply which, like country music itself, is Contemporary country music has Country music obviously. just the catchy melodies that get me “simple.” tried to make for itself an image of Unlike most genres of music, hooked on a country song but once I Country music is just really, re- a genre that is patriotic, cowboy- country music seems to almost start listening I usually can’t stop for ally horrible from a musical stand- esque, and “for the people.” Howev- always tell a story within a single a good week or two. point. Through heavy use of auto- er, country music is mostly unorigi- song. This genre offers a variety of So what if a country song, such tune, heavy compression, the same nal, unimpressive accompaniments artists with different vibes that all as “Water” by Brad Paisley, talks song structures and shallow lyr- VS. make up one music class. about jumping in the water and a ics, the entire sound of country alcohol, trucks, tractors and fall- Artists such as Rascal Flatts, pool experience when a child is music becomes just average. ing in love. Also, it seems to me Lonestar, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley three? Rap talks about drugs and Do you see the trend here? - and Kenny Chesney, are among the getting money. That seems more What country music essentially pretation country music is of the well known country artists today. dumb to me. sets out to do is make something bluegrass/cowboy era music that it These talented people are selling out Personally, I’d rather listen to the completely average seem appealing claims to stay faithful to. arenas and pavilions nation wide. happy country life than the “thug by forcing the listener to somehow The only point I’m trying to Some people argue that country life,” half of these rap stars know connect with it on an emotional make is that avid country fans must music is all the same. It’s agreeable nothing about. level, especially through lots of that some artists do produce some Hopefully one day the people sentimentality. genre to be awful. It’s more than similar songs, but every genre does. that are frequently hating on country Also, the sentimental lyricism is okay with me if you like country No one can honestly say that every music will give it a chance before crafted in an excessively explicit music because you think it’s fun and rapper is not out there singing about they decide to trash it. style, where nothing is alluded to it reminds you of good times! The getting money and how hot some All it takes is the right song and and everything is simply stated. points I’ve made are only to illus- girl is. The only difference is that the right time and I promise coun- Since Braid Paisley apparently loves trate why I think that country music most country songs actually talk try won’t seem that bad anymore. water, he just comes out and says it, is truly the worst music there is. I’m about everyday life. Something that That’s all I ask. Give the music a “You’re a big old wuss if you don’t sorry if I offended any truck driv- is relevant to everyone. chance and appreciate it, because it’s jump in the water.” Apparently a ing, horseback riding and apparently Trust me when I say that I un- well deserved. song about playing in a blow up water-loving country fans along the derstand your dislike for country, pool at the age of three was enough way. Weezer redeems themselves...kind of. By Natalie Kfoury guitar is as catchy as the drumbeats are hard, Pioneer Staff making it a perfect song to turn the volume up on. Mention Weezer to any hardcore fan of the A lovely surprise comes on “Hang On,” group’s old albums and you might receive a which features actor Michael Cera on backing look of distress and, possibly, disgust. Weezer vocals, mandolin and a violin-like instrument is well known for letting longtime fans down called a Hurdy gurdy. The Cera element only big time with their latest albums, especially adds to what was probably already a great crushing hearts with last year’s effort, Radi- track. “Hang On” is entirely infectious and tude. However, the group tries to make up for has all the makings of being a single. all the pain and suffering felt with this year’s Another great song is “Unspoken.” The rebound, Hurley, released Sept. 14. song is short, sweet and fantastically catchy. Titled after a character from TV’s Lost, Led by an acoustic guitar and accompanied Hurley is Weezer’s attempt to regain their indie status that made them cool all those where Weezer’s music talents shine through. years ago with 1994’s The Its tracks like “Unspoken” that Blue Album. While Hurley, It just might be time for create hope for the future of Weezer’s eighth album, Weezer. comes nowhere close to Weezer to get a good Luckily, Hurley does not having the same feel as The feature songs that leave listen- Blue Album look at themselves and ers cringing as Raditude may determined effort from the really think about where have with tracks such as “Can’t band. Stop Partying.” Sure, many of The album begins with they want to go next. Hurley’s songs are mindless, “Memories,” in which such as “Smart Girls,” but at the singer Rivers Cuomo gets his young punk very least, the music is agreeable, no matter face on and leads the group in a wistful, how dim the lyrics may be. almost poppy track. The song’s lyrics may The album as a whole is enjoyable, but not leave listeners shaking their heads in bewil- very remarkable. With the exception of a few derment, but it’s just silly enough to be fun key songs, the overall effect lacks the poten- and enjoyable. tial to be very memorable. Hurley may have Midway through Hurley, more of Wee- regained some of the band’s cool status, and zer’s soul comes back with tracks such as may have brought them back from the lack- “Run Away” and “Hang On.” “Run Away” luster place they were in with Raditude, but captures desire in a fantastic way, with it just might be time for Weezer to get a good longing lyrics accompanied by music that is look at themselves and really think about reminiscent of the Weezer that fans miss. The where they want to go next. www.trinity-hs.org Pride. Spirit. Tradition. TRINITY. September 2010 The Pioneer Page 11 Arts & Entertainment Scott Pilgrim vs. Heavenly Homestead dining spoofy vampires ByTiffany Keenan Pioneer Staff The McDonough family By Natalie Kfoury has done it again. Fratello’s Pioneer Staff Vampires Suck made $12.2 Restaurant in Manchester million while Scott Pilgrim has been a popular dining Some movies will always vs. The World, which is establishment for many years. be the hidden gems of the arguably one of the greatest Now, the McDonough family entertainment world. They has opened another restaurant gather up a cult following made in a while, made $10.6 in Merrimack. The Home- and are beloved by people million in its opening week- stead Restaurant and Tavern who claim to have “discov- - is located conveniently at, ered them.” emojo.com. 641 D.W. Highway. This However, in many cases, old, rundown barn has been these are movies that should well into their movie theater beautifully transformed into a have been seen and enjoyed runs, we can easily compare warm, welcoming, and fam- by more people than the box ily-oriented environment. Tiffany Keenan / Pioneer Staff far. Vampires Suck, which Upon my arrival to the ca- The Homestead Restaurant and Tavern located in Merrimack provides quality the case with Scott Pilgrim was running off a $20 mil- family dining and homestyle comfort. sual dining spot on a Saturday vs. the World, released on lion budget, has made more evening, cars were backed busy with trays walking back was ready. The portions were July 27. While Scott could than $47 million in gross. up onto the street in hopes of and forth at full force. The a good size, and the desserts take up the task of defeating Scott Pilgrim, running off prep-cooks were preparing the looked to die for; however, I his girlfriend’s seven evil an $85 million budget, has Caesar salads and putting the was too full to even glance at exes, he was not able defeat made about $41 million thus it was time to wait for a table. the dessert menu. the abomination that was far. With the option of dining The Homestead Restaurant Vampires Suck. It seems logical that a I was given crackers and a and Tavern also provides a Vampires Suck opened Scott outside on the nicely lit deck, cheese dip to start off with takeout menu. Both the dine- in theaters on Aug.18. The Pilgrim would have made I decided to eat inside due to along with warm rolls and in and takeout menus feature the chill of the fall air. pumpkin bread that was very meals ranging from $13.99 to “From the guys who couldn’t Vampires Suck could have While I was waiting, I tasty. The two salads were $30.00 and include two sides sit through another vampire ever thought of making. Yes, was given the chance to look cold and crisp, and the jumbo with a salad as an option. The movie!” Well, I may be no Scott Pilgrim was running shrimp appetizer with tangy wait was close to an hour guy, but I am certainly no off a budget much greater the restaurant. The walls were cocktail sauce was yummy long, but it is worth it in the Twilight fan. And, I hate to than the budget of Vampire painted with warm colors and ($11.99). I ordered the end. The dining is appropriate say this, but, sorry, “guys,” I Suck, but after seeing Scott chicken and broccoli alfredo for all ages and a great date really had a hard time sitting Pilgrim it was easy to see The upstairs area was set up ($17.99) while my dad or- spot. Just make sure you call through your movie. with live entertainment, couch- ahead, especially on week- Vampires Suck, if you using its resources. ($23.99) with a baked potato. ends. were not already aware, is a This still fails to answer high-top seats. Waitresses were Within no time my food spoof of the Twilight saga. the question why people go Nothing for “Twihards” Vampires bashes everything about the Stephanie Meyer books- Suck where the viewer is being dragged through a 90- Pioneer Playlist: Music to your ears We all listen to different forms of music, “Long Division” by Death Cab for Cutie brains are getting demol- and therefore we all believe that our own (Alternative) Swan’s nonstop twitching ished by the stupidity and favorite genres, bands, and songs are the Natalie: and fumbling to Jacob lack of humor. Why people best, better than anyone else’s. “Schizophrenia” by Jukebox the Ghost Black’s frequently bare - We, your Pioneer staff are proud to pres- (Indie) chest. ally enjoyable ones. ent to you our own mix tape. Every issue of “Time for Heroes” by The Libertines I enjoy a good Twilight It’s not all about the out- The Pioneer will include a list of the staff’s (Punk) bashing, so I was expecting ward appearances. Vampires favorite songs, two from each staff member. Ciara: to get at least a few laughs Suck sounded like a humor- From country to punk, hip-hop to indie “Mine” by Taylor Swift (Country) and a reasonably good ous idea, when it really had and even jazz to pop, this is a list of songs time out of Vampires Suck; no soul. Scott Pilgrim vs. the that are as diverse as we all are. Feel free to Tiffany: instead, I came to the quick World was a truly delightful look into the artists and songs that we love, “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars - - and maybe they may join your prestigious (Pop) ally does live up to its name. tured more hearts than it did. music collection. We hope you enjoy it. “The Boys of Fall” by Kenney Chesney In short, it was worse for It’s just plain sad that great (Country) me than any of the Twilight movies do poorly. Joe: Jess: movies. If you want a good laugh “Club Love” by Usher featuring Taylor “There’s More to Me than You” by Jessica Vampires Suck lacked at the Twilight saga, you Swift (Club Remix) Andrews (Country) any amount of creativity. would be better off watching “The Edge of Desire” by John Mayer (Pop “Just Say Yes” by Snow Patrol (Alterna- The humor wore off quickly one of the Twilight Rock) tive) and dissolved into lackluster laughing at that rather than Ryan: Nicole: attempts at cheap laughs. seeing Vampires Suck. And “Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi” by Radiohead “Girl I Got You” by Young Money (Rap) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, that is coming from a girl (Alternative) “Right Girl” by The Maine (Pop/Punk) on the other hand, sparkled who is avidly not a Twilight “All the Things You Are” by Dave Brubeck Aubrey: with creativity, had genuine fan. Go see, or rather, buy Quartet (Jazz) “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton comedy and a storyline that Scott Pilgrim. I Alexis: (Pop/Rock) anyone could enjoy. guarantee that you will feel “Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The “Thunder” by Boys Like Girls (Alterna- What confused me was better about yourself. Darkness (Rock) tive) looking into the opening Stay connected with Trinity and “like us” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/trinityhighschoolnh Page 12 The Pioneer September 2010 The Back Page We’ve got some questions for you... Mr. Chervincky Ms. Waldrupe Mr. Bielik Ms. Twomey Ms. Bedard Science English Mathematics Theology Athletic Trainer Q: What are your favorite Q: What are your least Q: What is your favorite Q: What’s your least fa- Q: What are your favorite and least favorite things favorite and least favorite and least favorite thing vorite thing about Trinity? things and least favorite about your job? parts about your job? about your job? What’s your most favorite? things about your job? A: His favorite thing is that A:Her favorite part is working A: He likes that everyone is A: Well, my least favorite A: Her least favorite thing there is something differ- with kids and her least favor- so positive all the time. He thing about Trinity when I about her job is dealing with ent every day and that it’s a ite is her homwork! dislikes that only one class- went to school here was that sick people in the health of- challenge. He does not have a Q: Where did you go to col- room has air conditioning. my time here only lasted four least favorite thing. lege? Q: Where did you go to years. As a teacher, I really watching games. Question: Where did you go A: She went to Saint Anslem college? enjoy it. I like the sense of Q: Where did you go to col- to college? College. A: He went to Milligan Col- community here. lege? A: He went to UMass Lowell Q: What are your hobbies? lege in Tennessee. Q: Where did you go to col- A: Ms. Bedard attended to for his master’s degree. A: She reads, plays with her Q: What are your hobbies? lege? Plymouth State College in Question: What are your cats and goes to concerts. A: He likes doing outdoor A: St. Anslem. Plymouth N.H. hobbies? Q: What do you like about activities, playing the drums Q:What are your hobbies? Q: What do you like about A: He likes hiking kayaking, this particular age group? and guitar, and jogging. A: I like to play sports. I this particular age group? and mountain biking A: “I really, like, chose High Q: What do you like about coach hockey for the NH A: “I like watching kids de- Question: What do you like School so that I could have this particular age group? Girls Cyclones Hockey Team velop, improve and succeed.” about this particular age an impact on High School A: He likes that high school in Hudson. Q: Favorite movies? group? students. When I was in High students are making big deci- Q: What do you like about A: Happy Gilmore, Reservoir A: He taught 6th graders School, there was that one sions and changing. He also this particular age group? Dogs and really any comedy. before and what he learned teacher that impacted me.” likes being a role model to all A: I like how the students are Q: Do you have any hob- is better for high school age Q: What is your favorite of his students. becoming their own person bies? level. movie? Q: What is your favorite - A: Ms. Bedard played soc- Question: What’s your fa- A: Her favorite movie is Dirty movie? selves. cer for four years in college, vorite movie? Dancing. A: His favorite movie is “Re- Q:What’s your favorite is learning rugby, and she A: His favorite movie is The member the Titans.” movie? also crochets, and makes Descent. A: Gladiator. jewelry. This Month’s Fashion corner with Ryan, Ciara and Nicole: Fall do’s and don’ts Staff Picks By Ciara Speller By Nicole Fell By Ryan Mitchell Pioneer staffers are Pioneer Staff Pioneer Staff Pioneer Staff obssesed with and can’t get enough of. There is one woman who Scarves = out orange pants are not fashion- can keep American talking Ladies, if you ask me, Joe loves Metromint water, Natalie loves Jukebox the able; they are just extremely for weeks, and her name is scarves are out. Why a scarf? Icebreakers wintergreen Ghost, watermelon coolat- obnoxious and frankly ugly. Lady GaGa. She sells millions I know you obviously don’t - of records, and for the most wear it because it’s cold, and I privileges, Colder weather, and Newbury Comics ing to wear pants that are part wears some of the most wouldn’t criticize you for that. and Mead Cambridge note- the colors in Crayola crayon unique and trendy clothing, Obviously hipsters don’t wear books. Jess loves air conditioning, boxes. Unmellow yellow, their Ray Bans on a cloudy lakes, popsicles, cold pil- aquamarine, purple pizzazz meat dress. day for any optical safety pur- Ryan loves not understand- lows, and drawing pictures and magic mint are just a few Really Lady GaGa? I’m poses; the same goes for girls ing the cover of Under- with my best friends. of my favorite crayons, and pretty sure meat is for eating with their scarves. standing Psychology, X-C apparently the “hottest” colors and not wearing. Not only It’s about fashion, not season, the band Florence Alexis loves cooler weather, for guys’ pants. function. I respect that, but and the Machine, week- Dunkin’ Donuts White Hot Can you say clashy? Keep ridiculous, but it also offended what’s so cool about wearing ends, and Trinity’s recent Chocolate, pomegranate those colors in a coloring book many people. Vegan organiza- a drape around your collar- online takeover. chapstick, Diet Dr. Pepper and off of your bottom half! tions went crazy. bone. Let your shirt or your Cherry and Ugly Dolls. Bring back the classy days I don’t know what is worse, neck say it all! Don’t over-ac- Nicole loves Football sea- when khaki and navy were the pure disgusting nature of cessorize, people! Ciara loves Shortys Mexi- rocked. Not trying to make a state- 30H!3’s new music, T-Shirt can Roadhouse espinaca, Khakis and Navy blue looked. ment = in dresses, Jersey Shore Season So You Think You Can pants are more professional. Honestly Lady GaGa, I’m Why try making a state- 2. Dance, BBM’s, walking the Girls will now actually give sure you can afford to buy ment with your clothing? beach at night, and crisp you the time of day, instead of something that is actually cute. Why should your clothing ex- Tiffany loves Jersey Shore, linen scented car fresheners being creeped out as to why press every single part of your Cactus Jacks’ CBC Rol- from Yankee Candle. your pants are the same color apparently eccentric personal- lup with ranch dressing, year, Lady GaGa still remains ity? Here’s my advice: make Driver’s License, Yoga Aubrey loves Dunkin’ moo. one of the most unique and the statement that you don’t Pants, and Black North If this pertains to any men talented artists out there right have to make a statement by Face Backpack trampolines, Sour Patch here at THS reading this, I now. No matter what kind of dressing a certain way. Why Watermelons and sarcasm. give you the heads up out of animal she’s wearing, she still wear your personality? What the goodness of my heart. makes a statement. do you really have to prove?
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