Paw Prints September 2008 Volume 1, Issue 1 Mrs. Campbell’s Honors Language Arts Class America Remembers By Logan Weghorst The tragedy of 9/11 still lives with the When the museum is done, it will be many people who lost a loved one. That three stories high. Each of the stories is why Joe Daniels thought to make a will be dedicated to a different part of 9/11. Because of this museum, many museum right where the dreadful event emotional wounds can finally be healed happened: ground zero. A few years and the victims of 9/11 will be honored ago, Craig Dykers was hired by the and remembered for many years to government to construct an come. asymmetrical building which would later become a memorial to those who died on 9/11. He is now the head architect To Write Love On Her Arms and is working very hard to get the job By Calli Woodruff done. At the pace they are going, the museum will be open to the public by One Hundred and twenty one million 9/11’s 10th anniversary in 2011. The people across the world are suffering from museum will give the families of victims depression. Eighteen million of these something to remember them by. people live in the United States. Depression There will also be a section that only does not by any means depend on your relatives of the victims are allowed to age, race, gender, or class. People visit. It will be an entire wing of the suffering from depression may become museum that is made out of the addicted to drugs or substances, injure remnants of the twin towers and the themselves, or they may even commit pentagon. Another part of the museum suicide. is going to be outside. There will be two The good news is that TWLOHA can pools of water that are the exact same help these people. What is TWLOHA? It’s a shape as the base of the towers. Around non-profit movement dedicated to these pools will be the walls with the presenting hope and finding help for those names engraved on them.So far, the who struggle with depression. They have museum has obtained around 1,000 answered over two million calls since names of victims and is planning to nineteen ninety-eight. They believe that engrave them in a wall just 30 yards each individual was created to love and to from the museum itself. Eventually, the walls will completely surround both of Continued on page 2 the pools with names of the people that may have died at that very spot. Paw Prints Page 2 be loved. They know that pain is real, but so are hope, freedom, and recovery. Several famous musicians, including Hayley Williams of Paramore, have contributed to TWLOHA. These people are wonderful examples of what our society should be doing for these people. We shouldn’t just let it happen- we should do something about the people who are hurting themselves. TWLOHA has a vision of a better future with fewer suicides and cases of depression. Their vision is hope, and hope is real. You can help their vision by donating money or buying a shirt at www.twloha.com. You could also encourage a depressed friend to call the hopeline. Join the cause! Ohio Immigration Crackdown regardless of citizenship status, leaving By Andrew McSurley taxpayers paying the bill. However, even though this law cannot be changed, there is a Immigration has been full of problems for decades. bill pending in the Ohio legislature to ban the Currently, 18 million Hispanic residents live in the use of tax dollars to pay for free medical care United States. Nine million are illegal immigrants. for anyone 14 and over living illegally in the Each day, people try to cross the border between the state. The Ohio House also has other bills to United States and Mexico without proper address the immigration problems in our documentation. Federal policies have had little effect state. Key proposals include: requiring public on the growing problem. This has led to Ohio's state agencies and sub-contractors to verify their government to take action themselves. employees' social security numbers, banning As many as 145,000 Latinos live, work, and go public assistance to illegals over the age of to school in Ohio. Those without citizenship have no 13, allowing police departments to check valid social security number, which identifies citizen status for felony or drunk driving everyone in the country. Many borrow, buy, steal, or charges, and preventing colleges from invent these numbers to use for employment or to providing scholarship or educational obtain credit cards. They also do not take the assistance to illegal immigrants. While there responsibility of paying their full share of taxes like a are no guarantees that these measures will real U.S. Citizen. Illegal immigrants also contribute to be enacted, at least Ohio is trying to sort out high health care rates; the treatment of patients in an this mess. emergency room, by federal law, is required gets its name from the hadrons inside it. Hadrons Recreating the Big Bang are two beams of subatomic particles, usually By Jessie Fix protons. These protons are the smallest particles Many scientists all over the world are known by scientists and are the building blocks of gathering at the border of Switzerland and France. all things. That must mean the study is pretty big, right? The whole plan is to recreate the beginning Well it is; try 17 miles long and 100 meters of time and the Big Bang Theory. This time many underground. Because it is one of the largest scientists and cameras will be watching to see machines ever built, it took many years to what really happens. For this recreation to occur, complete. It was done by the European the two particles must be sent in acceleration Organization for Nuclear Research. This machine while going opposite directions. The particles will is called the Large Hadron Collider or LHC. This gain energy and speed with every lap inside the accelerator, LHC. Eventually the particles will be circular tube Paw Prints Page 3 Recreating the Big Bang (continued) zooming at the speed of light. At that rate, the particles will collide into each other, just like the Big Bang Theory suggests. The big issue is that scientists just don’t know what the outcomes will be. One theory is that LHC might create a black hole, sucking up the world. Other theories say that it could make a domino effect of uncontrollable events. The end of the domino line is the end of the world for all life. Scientists deny all these concerns though, believing that no such things could happen. Only controlled or small things could happen, nothing major, scientists say. On September 11, 2008, the accelerator was fired to life. It will still be many months before we, the people of Earth, can find out what the results will be. Hopefully the study and testing of the Large Hadron Collider will bring new knowledge to the lives of many and not the end of a thriving planet. This Month In History… By Michael Ciccone IV On September 5, 1906, Bradbury fell incomplete. The second attempt, Robinson of the St. Louis Blue and White made American football history. On this though, resulted in a 20-yard touchdown completion from Bradbury day in history, he threw the first legal to his speedy teammate receiver, Jack forward pass to teammate Jack Schneider. Schneider. St. Louis University went To make the game safer, the on to win the game 22-0. Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the Later, Robinson gave credit to United States (IAAUS) officially legalized his coach, Eddie Cochems, for the forward pass the previous spring. The creating the passing offense. The IAAUS became the NCAA in 1910. 1906 St. Louis University Blue and The Blue and White team, under White eventually finished the season Coach Eddie Cochems, formed its with an 11-0 record, and they offensive strategy to fit the new rules. outscored their opponents 402-11. Cochems called the pass play in a game against Carroll College because he was frustrated that his team could not move ball on the ground. The first attempt failed and Paw Prints Page 4 speeches that day, those including Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, and Rudy Giuliani. Republican National They talked about how they agreed with Convention Palin and McCain, and shared thoughts about Obama’s lack of experience. By Alex Koenig On the final day of the convention, The Republican National Convention on Thursday, September 4, 2008, Senator started on the first of September, and ended John McCain gave his acceptance speech, three days later on the fourth. During this which was broadcasted live from St Paul, convention, Senator John McCain said he Minnesota. In this 55 minute long speech, would run for president as the Republicans he accepted the duty and responsibility of presidential candidate, and asked Governor being the republican nominee for Sarah Palin to run as his vice president. president, and addressed the way he feels On the first day, Monday Sept. 1, 2008, on many political matters. In the current president George W. Bush was beginning of the speech a slide show supposed to give a speech, but it was played, describing his experience and his canceled due to Hurricane Gustav. time as a four-year long POW. Later he The very next day, George Bush gave discussed the things he would hope to his delayed acceptance speech via satellite, accomplish as president. -“I don’t work for in which he honored John McCain, credited special interests. I don’t work for myself. I him for being a maverick and said, ”He was work for you.” –John McCain 09/04/08 ready to lead”. Laura Bush gave a speech as well, commenting on her and her husband’s achievements and addressing McCain’s experience in political matters. Governor Sarah Palin gave her acceptance speech on the 3 of September. On this day, she shared her beliefs on many subjects of importance, such as stem cells and taxes, and talked about her family. As she put it “I’m just an average hockey mom” and, commenting on her recent negative publicity, “I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this great country.” Palin also talked about how she was fighting for change. Many other Republicans also gave Paw Prints Page 5 Sports Tom Brady is Out for the Season By Adam Honaker Tom Brady, a three-time school. With Brady out for the Super Bowl champion, needs season season, many New England fans ending surgery on his knee. Tom doubt that the Patriots will repeat Brady of the New England Patriots their undefeated season that they was predicted to lead the National had last year. Football League (NFL) in passing yards and passing touchdowns, until The Drowning Browns he was tackled hard in the first By Jordan Grubb quarter of the first game of the year. The Cleveland Browns were It was supposed to be a simple huge underdogs against the Dallas passing route to New England Cowboys in their season opener, and receiver Randy Moss, until Brady it definitely showed. THe Browns heard a SNAP!, and fell to the lost 28-10! The Browns have not ground. It was Bernard Pollard of the won a game (preseason or regular Kansas City Chiefs who had a clean season) with Donte Stallworth, tackle at Tom Brady, and then he Joshua Cribbs, Brodney Pool, and heard a noise and immediately Ryan Tucker out with injuries. The apologized, as he knew he had Dallas Cowboys were led by Tony finished Brady’s season. “It’s most Romo with 320 passing yards, likely a torn ACL injury.” Brady said Merriam Barber who rushed 16 times at a press conference. for 80 yards, and Terrell Owens with Last year the Patriots had an 5 catches for 87 yards. Cleveland undefeated season, going 16-0 in the had a tough time scoring with only a regular season. The New York field goal by Phil Dawson, and a Giants were the only team to beat touchdown pass by Derek Anderson. them, defeating them in the Super The Browns defense had a tough Bowl. Many Patriots’ fans are upset, saying that Bernard Pollard’s tackle time getting any pressure on was a cheap shot at Tom Brady. Tony Romo with only one sack the Brady replied by saying that Pollard’s whole game. Cleveland’s secondary hit was not a dirty hit at all, and that gave up 4 passing touchdowns. One Pollard was not trying to end Brady’s of them to star wide receiver Terrell season. Owens. The Brown’s head couch, As Brady is hurt, quarterback Romeo Carnell, could do nothing but Matt Cassel will play week two vs. stare in disappointment. the New York Jets. Cassel hasn’t started a football game since high Continued on next page Paw Prints Page 6 need to do for us to dominate.” The Drowning Browns continued Lancaster Ewing and Lancaster Sherman are added games for The next game was against the Steelers on Sunday Night Volley for a Cure. The games are Football. The Browns’ defense was double headers at Pickerington phenomenal. The Browns only gave North High School on October 2. up one passing touchdown from Ben “Volley for the Cure is so exciting Rothlisberger who connected with because it feels like we are doing Hines Ward. Although their offense something good,” says Sara Sams. did not do so well. At those high speed winds, Derek Anderson had Playing at Central, the Lady thrown two interceptions. Their only Panthers defeated Ridgeveiw points came from two field goals Junior High School. It was three from Phil Dawson. The Browns did games because the Lady Panthers not play as bad, but still lost to a won the first, lost the second, score of 10-6 to a very talented then won in the third. More games Steeler team. The Browns’ schedule does on the horizon is Watkins get any easier with the Baltimore Memorial in an home game on 10/1, Ravens as their next game. Then Lancaster Ewing and Sherman on after that, they have their AFC rival, 10/2, Reynoldsburg Waggoner in a the Cincinnati Bengals. home game on 10/6, and a Gahanna tournament on 10/11. Come and Lady Panther Volleyball show your support at the next volleyball game. is 11-0 By Sara Sams The Lady Panther volleyball Lakeview Cross- team is undefeated so far. They Country have defeated Newark Heritage, By Nick Newman Upper Arlington, Teays Valley, On September 6, the Gahanna East, Norton Middle Lakeview boys cross-country team School, Ridgeview Jr. High, traveled over 120 miles to Tiffin, Groveport, and Reynoldsburg. In an Ohio, for the second largest cross- exciting three games the Lady country meet in the nation. There Panthers defeated Teays Valley was a total of 6,585 athletes from and Gahanna East. Katie Hunt, a 553 teams, earning the event the player on the team, says,”Third name The Tiffin Cross-Country games are so stressful because I Carnival. really need to think about what I Paw Prints Lakeview Cross Country continued In the varsity about coming in place, Pickerington race, the boys second at Tiffin, Ridgeview, by 50 finished second out John Huff said, “It points. Also, Kristen of 46 teams, only was pretty great!” Eisenhauer broke the two points from The boy’s team, school record, with a first. The five after the race, time of 12:17. The runners that scored improved to a record rest of the top five for Lakeview were of 91 wins and 1 loss. for Lakeview were Nick Newman, 11:13 Tuesday, Fayth Gregor, 13:44 (6th), Sean Saffle, September 9, the (2nd), Megan 11:29 (16th), Lakeview girls cross- Stickney, 13:57 Nathaniel Griffin, country team won (3rd), Regan Hanood, 11:40 (25th), Brent the Lakeview Invite, 14:04 (5th), and Pritchard, 11:46 beating 4 teams and Cheyenne (28th), John Huff, improving their Knamdanamehr, 14:10 11:46 (29th). When record to 54-4. The (6th). asked how he felt girls beat second Weather and Related Events Going Green causes the river levels to rise, making their roaring sound By Allison Lowery louder than ever. When the Climate change is a large glaciers are gone, there will issue right now. All around be no runoff for the rivers. the world, people are seeing Without runoff, the rivers its effects. In India, it is will eventually dry up. In even said that you can here Beijing, China, smog, soot, and the climate change. In the other particles are adding to India Himalayas, glaciers are global warming. Scientists melting quickly. The glaciers say that temperatures may there are disappearing faster See Going Green next page than anywhere else. This Paw Prints Page 8 Going Green continued hunt on ice for seals, it puts them at risk for even increase 3 degrees in extinction. The melting of the next 50 years. the ocean also threatens the Here in the United warming of the northern States the warming of hemisphere. Some experts do western mountains will bring not think this is happening; more floods in winter and less they think the ice is moving water during the summer. further north. “One of the With increased temps, forest major debates in Arctic fires are a possibility too. research at the moment is Peter Stott of the UK Met whether the total volume of Office said, “There is a whole sea ice in the Arctic has body of evidence for climate actually reduced as much as change, but now we have the submarine results say found it locally.” No one is they do,” said Martin Doble, positive yet of the actual Scottish Association for cause. Some people say it is Marine Science. No matter the natural way of the earth, what the cause, the world is but others argue that it has still suffering. For some to do with humanity. It could simple tips to do your part in be volcanic action and solar preventing global warming go activity, or it could be the tohttp://www.stopglobalwarmi greenhouse gases, ozone, and ng.org/sgw_actionitems.asp sulphate aerosols. In the Arctic the ocean ice is getting thinner during the summers. Since polar bears Paw Prints Page 9 ~Arts and Entertainment~ Hawk Nelson great starter. It is are a great band fun, exciting, and a with some great is My friend great song to music that you By Rex Frost pump you up. The can’t miss. If you Hawk Nelson second song want to see them just released their “friend like that” in concert, they new album “Hawk quickly follows the have shows on Nelson is my same style and will Septem-ber 19 and Friend” on april get you hooked on 20 in Dallas, TX, first 2008, and the album fast. but it is for ladies might I say that it The third song only because it is was a great CD. It “turn it on” was the revolve tour. was probably one probably one of my I’m sure they will of their heaviest al- person-al favorite play some of their bums and one of song of the album. new songs at the their best. “Going it has a catchy concert so you into this album, we rhythm and a great may want to go sat down and tune that got me before you buy the thought about how sing-ing the song CD. we always had this all day. This CD is mentality of not so If you have one of the best much winning fans not listened to any CD’s I’ve listened as making friends,” Hawk nelson and to in a long time says front man you are look-ing to and I think these Jason Dunn. The buy one of their guys have hit their the opener “You CD’s, then I big seller. It is a have what I need” suggest buying this hard album with is one of the one. It is well some great music. harder rocking worth the money songs on the and you will get album and it is a hooked fast. They Paw Prints Page 10 Eclipse, New Moon, statement. Meyer, author and Breaking Dawn. “Twilight really of the year? Twilight made its caught my attention By Layne Collier debut in October of and held it. I’m Are you 2005, while Breaking really excited to see looking for a good Dawn recently came the book adapted to book or series? Well out in August of this film.” Those of you one series of books year. Intimidation, planning on reading by Stephanie Meyer due to size, is it better get started! is sweeping the overcome as If you need a good nation. “The hottest fascinated readers pastime or want to series to hit the are unable to put the try a different type selves since “Harry page tuners down of book, I highly Potter,” says before each end. All recommend this CNN.com. “The four books have series. Twilight Series” are been number one on about a vampire and the New York Times Best Seller List. The http://www.cnn.com/200 a high school girl 8/TRAVEL/getaways/09 who find themselves movie “Twilight”, /23/vampire.tourism.ap/i falling in love. At starring Kristen ndex.html?section=cnn_ first, these books Stewart and Robert latest sounded very bizarre Pattinson, is due to and I was very come out later this hesitant at trying year. “Twilight is them. After the first the first series of couple chapters books that I’ve ever however, readers are read. I didn’t get hooked. The series into Harry Potter consists of four series, even though I books; Twilight, love the movies.” Paramore’s Hayley Williams said in a Paw Prints Page 11 friendly atmosphere here in Principal’s Pickerington than the other schools that I have taught at.” Corner Have you ever heard of Twenty-First Century Grant? Probably not, because it’s a new By Heather Byers program that Mr. Clark would During an interview with like to start here at Lakeview Mr. Clark, our new school Junior High. Twenty-first principal, I discovered some Century Grant is a program that very interesting things. First of will help build up student’s study all, he grew up in a small town habits, in a fun way!!!!! I know called Mt. Gilead, which is North that just about everyone of the of Pickerington. Mr. Clark went students here have been caught to Thomas Moore College in or will get caught soon for Northern Kentucky. He did his chewing gum. I asked Mr. Clark graduate work at O.S.U. and he about this no gum chewing gum got his Ph.D. there also. He rule and he said, that if he sees taught eighth grade math and you, or hears you chewing gum science at Grove City for 10 then he will certainly point you years. At Mt. Vernon High out, and have you spit it out. School, he was the assistant There is no gum chewing here at principal director of activities Lakeview. I also questioned him for four years. Then he went to about the dress code. Mr. Clark Grove City High School as the has done some research about assistant principal and was dress codes here and compared there for the past seven years. them to other places. He is now, as you should know, the principal here at Lakeview Junior High where he will hopefully remain for many years to come. The main difference between Lakeview and the other schools that he’s taught at would have to be the Continued on next page atmosphere. “There is a more Paw Prints Page 12 Mr. Clark continued approximately 4lbs., and Sophie, an English Mastiff who weighs a whopping 195lbs!!! The most important person to him as child would have to He wants his students to dress have been his father. for success, without showing too One important fact that much skin. most people might not realize If you were at the fall about him is that he is an avid sport meeting, then you would outdoors man. Mr. Clark enjoys know that Mr. Clark has two fishing, hunting, and reading kids: Riley, a six year old boy, personal stuff, besides school and Jamie, a three-and-a-half stuff. year old girl. Tilly, a Runt Rat Terrier who weighs Principal’s Corner… Part II:Interview with Mrs. Hunt By Courtney Kelly What do you think about the discipline at Lakeview ? The discipline at Lakeview Junior High is pretty good; there are a few issues that need to be fixed and improved. What do you think the biggest problem for administrators at Lakeview is ? Kids being late for class! It’s very important to be on time. Pick three words that would best describe who you are? Fair, consistent, approachable Paw Prints Page 13 What is the most unusual thing people will remember about you? Not very much. Maybe that I play golf. Tell us what changes you might make to Lakeview? It is too early to tell. I am going to just go though this year and maybe make some changes next year. What can students do to make Lakeview a better place to go to school? Be respectful to one another and always arrive on time. What made you want to become an administrator? I always loved working with kids. What is your least favorite part of your job? Seeing kids not learn from their mistakes. What is your favorite part of being assistant principal at Lakeview? Being in a relaxed environment. Do you think the dress code is too strict? Not at all . The dress code is for a reason and kids need to understand they can’t wear what they would usually wear on a weekend or around the house. Where did you work before coming to Lakeview and what would the students there say about you? I worked in Appletown, Wisconsin, and I hope they would say that I cared about everyone of them. Were you a teacher before becoming an assistant principal? If so what subject did you teach? Yes, I was a biology teacher for six years and have been a assistant principal for four years. Who has been the most influential person in your life so far? It would have to be my high school basketball coach. What sports did you play in high school? Basketball, Softball, Volleyball Paw Prints Page 14 Staff Spotlights Mrs. Sanders ~ “Well, I am still getting to know them, so I can’t say much but they seem eager to learn and excited to By Abb y Shalawylo be in Jr. High.” What grade, team, and subject do you Where did you go to college? teach at Lakeview? ~ “I went to Bowling Green and got ~ “I teach 7th grade Language Arts my undergrad. I got my masters at on team Trailblazer.” Capital and at Ashland University.’’ What is your favorite subject and why? Where do you like to shop? ~ “Reading. I LOVE TO READ!” ~ “Easton. I love being outside!” As you know, there has been lots of What do you like to do in your free time? ~ “In my free time I go to sporting controversy about the dress code. How events with my boys, mainly soccer do you feel about the dress code? and baseball. I also love to read!” ~ “I am for the dress code. I think that we need something consistent, What is you favorite book? so that kids don’t worry about how ~ “There’s too many to choose from! much money people spend on their But, I love historical fiction.” clothes.” What is your favorite football team? Where did you grow up? ~ “Ohio State University! I am a big ~ “I grew up in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.” buckeye fan!” Do you have any siblings? What other teams do you like? ~ “I have one sister named Mindy, ~ “I love the Crew, and I am also a who is a teacher in Reynoldsburg.” Bluejackets fan.” Do you have any kids? How long have you been teaching in ~ “I have 2 boys. Chase is 9 years old in the 4th grade, and Pickerington? A.J. is 6 years old in kindergarten.” ~ “I have been teaching in Pickerington for 15 years How do this year’s 7th graders compare to last years? Paw Prints Page 15 ADVICE COLUMN Dear Denise, My best friend is talking about me behind my back to our other friends and they are all turning against me. I feel like now I don’t have any friends and I don’t know what to do. Hope you can help, Feeling Friendless Dear Feeling Friendless, You should talk to your best friend and your other friends about how they are making you feel. Tell them that you feel like they are all betraying you and leaving you out. Also tell them this makes you feel sad that you don’t have any friends. If they seem like they do not care after you tell them how you feel, then they are not true friends, and you will find way better ones out there soon enough. Always remember the wise words of a famous Greek poet, Euripides; “Friends show their love in times of trouble”. Dear Denise, My best friend is really mean to other people, but really nice to me. It is kind of making me look bad to be hanging around him all the time since he is so mean. Do I stop being friends with him? Thanks for your time, Bully’s Buddy Dear Bully’s Buddy, You shouldn’t stop being friends with him if he is nice to you, but you should talk to him about his unkind actions to others. He might not even realize he is doing these things. If he doesn’t listen to you when you talk to him, maybe then you could say, “Either you treat people better, or we can’t be friends anymore”. Hopefully this will straighten him up and if not, then he doesn’t care enough about your friendship to be a part of it and you arbetter off without him. Paw Prints Page 16 Dear Denise Dear Denise, I think my boyfriend is cheating on me with my best friend. He’s sensitive so if I ask him directly, he’ll be offended. What should I do? -Suspicious Dear Suspicious, Instead of confronting your boyfriend, ask your friend about the situation. If she’s truly your best friend, she wouldn’t lie to you. If she says that it’s true, break up with your boyfriend. You’re too good for him and he doesn’t deserve to have you. On the other hand, ask her why she did it. If she’s a true friend, she’d apologize and you two can work out your issues. Dear Denise, Going to school is giving me too much stress! It exhausts me, and I don’t think I can hang on any longer. What can I do to relieve my stress? -Stressed out Dear Stressed, I definitely know what you’re going through, because I get stressed out too. What I usually do to relieve my stress is take a walk. You can also try taking some time out of your day to do something you enjoy. Join a school activity that you think might help with your stress. On the weekends, try going to the movies or out to eat. If these tips don’t help, try talking to a counselor and work your problems out with her. Good luck!! Paw Prints Page 17 EDITORIALS Cafeteria Food Schools all around the United States serve cafeteria food, but some schools waste food, serve the same thing everyday, or they have food that has gone bad. In fact at our school, every Tuesday we have chicken and the chicken the serve is usually very dry and you have to dip in Ketchup or Ranch. Also every Wednesday we have horrible pizzas. The kids that buy this pizza usually drowned it in Ranch, which is far less then healthy. MSNBC did an article about cafeteria food and said, “In New Jersey, at least seven kids and a teacher fell ill with salmonella. And in St. Louis officials haven’t figured out how forty-five kids and one teacher fell ill after eating the cafeteria food.” At our school they also waste food. One person said, “A lunch lady made me get a bag of carrots and told me I didn’t have to eat them.” So this wastes food, and so many kids around the world are starving for lack of food. In America we are blessed to have few people starved each day but in the rest of the less lucky countries approximately six-million kids each year are killed because of lack of food. So in conclusion I think schools should have a variety of things, watch their expiration dates, and not waste food, so people in other countries can eat too. Kathryn Wilson EDITORIALS Sleep Deprivation “The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can’t get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.” –E.W. Howe-author and journalist In America, 74% of Americans are severely sleep deprived. Most of these people are students. With school starting at 7:20 a.m. at Lakeview Jr. Paw Prints Page 18 High, many students must drag themselves out of bed and get ready for school at as early as 5:00 a.m. To make matters worse, many kids have sports after school, sometimes getting home at as late as 8:00 p.m. After they get home, they have to study and do homework for school the next day, resulting in sleep deprivation. To be able to function and think well, the average child should have at least eight hours of sleep every night. Sleep deprivation causes weak immune systems (which causes absences due to sickness), depression, heart disease, irritability, and less brain activity. With 19 out of 26 students getting less than 8 hours of sleep, students are not performing as well as they truly can. Basically, the students are being set up to fail. To solve this, school for junior high and high school students should start at least one hour later. After all, there is no point in going to school to learn when the students are not learning. With enough sleep, students can perform better in school and lead healthier lives. It is easy to see that nothing good comes from sleep deprivation. If so, why are schools still forcing students to go to school so early when students are showing only half their abilities? Melody Liu Panther Paws Page 19 Weather and Related Events Going Green locally.” No one is positive yet of the actual cause. Some people By Allison Lowery say it is the natural way of the Climate change is a large earth, but others argue that it has issue right now. All around the to do with humanity. It could be world, people are seeing its volcanic action and solar activity, effects. In India, it is even said that or it could be the greenhouse you can here the climate change. gases, ozone, and sulphate In the India Himalayas, glaciers are aerosols. In the Arctic the ocean melting quickly. The glaciers there ice is getting thinner during the are disappearing faster than summers. Since polar bears hunt anywhere else. This causes the on ice for seals, it puts them at risk river levels to rise, making their for extinction. The melting of the roaring sound louder than ever. ocean also threatens the warming When the glaciers are gone, there of the northern hemisphere. Some will be no runoff for the rivers. experts do not think this is Without runoff, the rivers will happening; they think the ice is eventually dry up. In Beijing, China, moving further north. “One of the smog, soot, and other particles are major debates in Arctic research at adding to global warming. the moment is whether the total Scientists say that temperatures volume of sea ice in the Arctic has may even increase 3 degrees in actually reduced as much as the the next 50 years. Here in the submarine results say they do,” United States the warming of said Martin Doble, Scottish western mountains will bring more Association for Marine Science. floods in winter and less water No matter what the cause, the during the summer. With world is still suffering. For some increased temps, forest fires are a simple tips to do your part in possibility too. Peter Stott of the preventing global warming go to UK Met Office said, “There is a whole body of evidence for climate http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/sgw_a change, but now we have found it ctionitems.asp Panther Paws Page 20 `FASHION` Can fashion really make a good clothes can create a new image of first impression? yourself to other people. Do not By Erika Brockhoff confuse people by wearing something that reflects the exact Have you ever noticed whenopposite of who you are. Remember to always stay true to you look at someone you can pretty much sum up who they are on the yourself and be unique! Each inside? While first impressions person has their own unique style so don't be afraid to show it off! aren't always fair or true, they can Also, if you find comfort in it, wear it. usually tell you who a person really is on the inside. Are they happy,Same goes for the opposite, don't wear something uncomfortable just funny, smart, sad, athletic or even angry? All of this can be summed to fit in. Although your own style up in one quick glimpse. And whatmight not be the trend, it is influences this first judgment isimportant to have your own look. Don't be afraid to take risks with people's clothing. While this is not fashion. The trend might work on completely just or fair that we judge people based on clothes, we can'teveryone else, yet not work on you. While fashion help it. It's the first clue absorbed by changes, your personality will always stay the the eye before the brain judges first same; so let it shine through every impression. When a person looks at you, they make judgments about item of clothing you wear!! who you are. They may use your Why does fashion change? Is personal appearance to judge yourit because people change or we just character. Appearance can be a get tired of things? Is it because the powerful and useful tool in seasons change or for practical reasons? Actually, fashion changes controlling the kind of message you because of all this and more. send to others. Clothes can tell us where we stand in society, our Fashion evolves and styles come and go and we go in and out of talents, wants, needs, personalities, trends. So how do we keep up with dispositions, and destinations. It is a silent, yet very these styles? Here's a good tip: powerful communicator. Don't!! Why attempt to keep up with Why not make a good first impression when you can control it? See next page Can fashion Changing your hair, grooming, and really...impression Panther Paws Page 21 these trends when our own are trends. Don't get me wrong, fashion better, more practical, and less is important. But staying true to expensive? The answer is, we want yourself is 100% more. So go out to look like everyone else. We want and wear something crazy that you to be like the next big celebrity or wouldn't normally wear if it huge star when our own trends are represents you. You never know… good enough. So don't get dragged you may be the one setting the new into the whole big topic about trend that everyone else wants to follow!!! are currently “in”. At Lakeview Jr. Fashion’s What You High a big thing is Converse. Make It They come in about By Allison Craig Some people try to always every color imaginable. I’ve seen have the trendiest clothes and so many people wearing them. wear what’s in style. Then there Katie Hunt of team Roosevelt are some people who are all for says, “I think that they are so being unique and having their comfortable!!! I like a change own personal style. What you once in awhile, so they are a wear reflects your personality trendy way to wear tennis shoes and even how you’re feeling. instead of flip flops.” Clothes tell a lot about a person Another new trend I’ve even though they don’t say a noticed lately is skinny jeans, on word. People who wear sweats guys and girls. I know I love my and hoodies maybe are not skinny jeans. Colin James of team feeling good that day and just Lincoln says, “Skinny jeans are want to be comfortable at amazing.” Kristen Eisenhauer of school, when others dress up team Roosevelt says, “They rule! and really care about how they Ha. Just kidding. I really like look when they’re in a good how the skinny jeans fit you and mood. Neither one is bad. a lot of companies sell them so Fashion truly is what you make you can get a wide variety of it. them. They are also super Now there are things that comfy.” So far we’ve gone over Panther Paws Page 22 things that have come back “in“ American Eagle, Ruehl and many from past eras. What era was sports team jerseys. Adam that again? Oh yeah, the exotic Honaker of team Roosevelt says, ‘80’s!!! I am seeing a lot of bright “I usually put on whatever I pick colors, chunky jewelry, and crazy up off the floor in the mornings outfits just like the ‘80’s. None before school.” of us were alive during that era In all honesty, I can’t just of course, but we seem to be say what is “in”, what is “out” and bringin’ ‘80’s back. WetSeal at what you should and shouldn’t Easton Shopping Center is an all wear. It’s your own personal ‘80’s shop and I know a lot of style and what you think you girls shop there for their should wear. Everyone is unique clothes. Some other shops girls and how you dress is a big way are going to are Hollister, to show it. Though you should Abercrombie&Fitch, DELiA*s, dress appropriate no matter American Eagle, Forever21, and what your style is. So don’t Kohl’s. Guys usually wear t- worry about having the latest shirts they pick up off the floor fashion trends in you’re closet or to school but others wear not. Just be you, be real, and Hollister, Abercrombie&Fitch, express yourself through how you dress. Panther Paws Page 23 F0od Oatmeal Cookie Fruit Add the egg white and combine. Mix in applesauce and vanilla. Pizza By Kerstyn Auman Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon together. Add to sugar C ookie crust : mixture, stirring just until combined. 2 Tbsp. butter Then, gently stir in oats, just until 1/4 cup honey combined. 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 egg white Spread the batter on a 12-inch, 1/3 cup applesauce nonstick pizza pan or line a baking 2 tsp. vanilla extract sheet with parchment paper into a 1 cup all-purpose flour 12-inch circle. Bake until lightly 1/2 tsp. salt browned, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool 1 tsp. baking soda in the pan for 5 minutes, then 1 tsp. ground cinnamon carefully transfer to a wire rack and 1 1/2 cups old-fashion oats let cool completely. Topping : To make topping: In a mixing bowl, 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, whip the cream cheese with the apple softened juice concentrate and lemon zest 1/4 cup frozen apple juice until light and creamy. concentrate, thawed 2 Tbsp. grated lemon zest Spread the cream cheese mixture 4 kiwis, peeled and sliced over the cookie, leaving a 1/2-inch 2 peaches, sliced border around the edge. Arrange the 10 medium strawberries, sliced fruit over the top. Slice into wedges 1 medium bananas, cut into 1/4 inch with a pizza cutter. slices This recipe is of a low-fat dessert. It has 325 calories and 10g of fat per Preheat oven to 350°F. serving. One serving is one slice when To make the cookie crust: cream the cut into 8 slices. butter, honey, and brown sugar together in a medium mixing bowl. More FOOD recipes on next page Panther Paws Page 24 mixture and then in the bread Italian Cuisine crumbs. Heat olive oil in a large By Brittany Ferguson skillet over medium- high heat. Brown the chicken in the hot oil on Italian cuisine roots can be both sides until golden, brown, traced clear back to the 4th century about 3-4 minutes on each side. Set BC, even though Italy wasn’t chicken in a baking dish. founded until the 19th century. Each region has its own style Slice 8 pieces of mozzarella and cooking techniques. For cheese and put two on each example, just about everyone you chicken breasts. Pour 1 jar of your ask will have a different way of favorite spaghetti sauce over all. making spaghetti sauce. A traditional Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and meal in Italy is usually no less than a little more mozzarella, and bake at two to three courses, because this 350 degrees for about 25-30 time is seen as a time to spend with minutes, or until bubbly. Serve with family, not just to eat. The normal spaghetti, garlic bread, and a nice courses are primo, first, secondo, green salad. second, contorno, side dish, dolce, dessert, and caffe, coffee. There are many ways to make italian dishes. Even some that sound and appear fancy can be easy to make. Below is a recipe that is easy to make, and can be fancy if served the right way. Chicken Parmesan ingredients- 1) 4 boneless chicken breasts pounded to 1/2 inch thickness 2) 1 egg 3) 1/2 cup of milk 4) seasoned bread crumbs 5) 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 6) 8 slices of mozzarella cheese, or more 7) 1 jar(16 ounces) spaghetti sauce 8) parmesan cheese Whisk together the egg and milk. Dip the chicken breasts in milk aegg Panther Paws Page 25 ~STUDENT click and plopped himself onto his bed, not bothering to change out of his WRITING SECTION~ clothes. The brakes of the freezing Short Story Short Story slammed on and brought it to a bus By John Huff complete stop. This wasn't quite the The boredom had overcome his same for his head flying forward and body now and he found himself smacking into the back of the seat in nodding and quickly jerking his neck front of him. This happened often back straight. Joe knew that if he fell during his morning bus ride, but Joe asleep now he would leave all of his was usually too dozed out to care. work for tomorrow. He stared down at His 45th day as an eighth grader was his paper, blank, and thought, Could it about to begin, and he slumped off the really be THIS hard to write one short bus with an unhappy thud. story? Today was much like the rest In the past he had always of the days he would spend here. Joe written the best short stories. In 6th had thought he figured out a way to grade he wrote one of his best ever make time go faster by slipping into entitled "Tan and Green". This had complete unconsciousness. It awed his teachers and his parents. seemed to help and his first three One teacher suggested that he should classes went by at a very fast rate. have it published but Joe disliked the 4th period language arts. The pit in thought. Now he wished that he could his stomach sunk at the thought of it. just think of an idea for story. Writing Mrs. Bellcamp would surely talk about it was the easy part. how important it was that they have it The side of his head was done, Joe just sitting acting like he resting snuggly on the palm of his was fine. Before class began he hand propped up by his elbow. Joe decided to ask Laurie what he should fell into a sort of half dream-realm write about. state, thinking about his life. When "You should write a story finally all his thoughts stopped and he about what happens to rainbows after was in complete relaxation his hand they disappear." Joe though she was slipped and his head flew down and joking at first. smacked into his blank sheet of "Seriously?" Joe said, paper. thinking she might actually give him a At this point he gave up, it good idea. This was hopeless. would be pointless for him to keep "You should write it about a brainstorming if he was just going to kid that never gets his work done." end up hurting himself. He turned the With that, the bell rang. awkwardly standing lamp off with a continued on next page skate, but he was determined to get this Panther Paws Page 26 story done. The rest of the school day wasn't very When he went back inside he eventful except for spilling milk on his found his brother using the computer. jeans. The whole time he kept "Jeff, what should I write my short story wondering just what he should write his about?" story about. " Joe dropped his book bag immediately after stepping through the Well, I always write about how I save our door, happy to be home. He dropped dogs every time I'm asked to write a onto the couch in his living room sinking story." Jeff said. Joe liked this idea but into it releasing all the pressure of wasn't really sure he could work with it. uncomfortable school chairs. He "Thanks." allowed himself to drift off. Joe decided he was still too tired ********* to work and fell back to sleep. He woke up again to the sound of the dog's nails clanking against the tiled floor. His mom had just walked through the door. After she sorted through her mail Joe got up and asked her what she thought he DING DONG. Joe awoke with a should write. "You should make it like a jerk finding his face had been sitting in a action theme, where a double agent had small pool of drool. He wiped most of it stolen secrets from the government and off onto his sleeve as he got up t get the was being chased by another agent." door. He pushed past the wildly barking Joe thought this idea was completely dogs to get through the door. "SHUT UP" corny and didn't feel much like writing he said forcefully which didn't help about it. much. He closed the door behind him to Joe shrugged and decided it was find Kenny standing lanky with his best that he think of it himself. He skateboard in one hand. "Let's go shoot grabbed his book bag and slowly some footy." This jogged Joe's memory. walked upstairs. He dropped his book "Dang it. No, I can't, I have to write this bag when he got to his room and stupid story and I can't even think about dragged it to his desk. The story he was what to write." Joe wiped the sleepiness writing was still on his desk. It was from his eyes. blank except for the pen marks he made "Just write about finding… just to make sure it still worked. Once something… like an old book that gives again he was back to his world of you powers." Joe liked this idea but boredom. Everyone had given him wasn't sure if he had time to write about ideas, but he didn't feel the passion to it. write about any of them. "I'll think of something. Maybe I HE HAD IT! Finally after two days can skate tomorrow." Joe said gloomily. of stress he had it! He began to write, "Whatever." Kenny put his “The boredom had overcome his body skateboard down and rode down Joe's now and he found himself nodding and driveway. Joe really wished he could quickly jerking his neck back straight.” Panther Paws Page 27 Famous Poem of the Month Student Writing ”It’s A Gummy Bear’s Life” To My Beard By Megan Stickney-grade 8 What can I say but I am sorry, "Ding!" cried the little bell hanging at I apologize for what I do to you, the top of the door. Everyone knew my daily ruthlessness and cruelty. what that meant! Well, almost What can I do but ask for your everyone. Suddenly, the candy shop forgiveness burst to life. and your patience. For someday, I promise you, someday I swear on the beards of the prophets and on the beard of the poet Whitman Jolly Ranchers swung on the scale and next to the cash register. Tangy Taffy on the beard of the president Lincoln, did gymnastics across the counter. I will not stop you any longer, Malt balls raced around our daytime I will let you go free, I will take down homes, clear boxes each containing a the fence around you made of sharp different kind of candy, and gummies blades. bolted up the gumball machine, which For someday, I promise you, I will let they were using as a ball pit and the you run wild through the valleys most awesome slide you’ve ever seen! of my face like a stallion, I will let you "What's going on?" I asked Jessie, wander over the desert of my face an older gummy bear who was like a holy man in his vision of heaven showing me around. and hell, I will let you grow, blossom I was a newbie, just put in the box and flourish, and I will stroke you today. and comb you and keep you orderly "The bell rings every time the door and free of knots and tangles, opens. That one meant that the and you in turn will make me look owner just left. In other words, it's distinguished, a wise old man as I party time!" exclaimed Jessie. We stroke hopped out of the box and headed you looking serious, looking as though toward the shiny red gumball I were thinking deep thoughts about machine, passing a small group of life and death. But I will be thinking Laffy Taffies telling jokes on our way. only about you, my beard, my second "It sure is big," I breathed. face, "Yep," chirped Jessie. "Fun, too." and this will be our secret. I stared at the glittering thrill ride. I wasn't afraid of the ball pit, but that slide was a monster! The machine J.R. Solonche Panther Paws Page 28 was made up of a large glass sphere my eyes. I knew this was a bad filled with gumballs, sitting on top of idea! Three, two, one, whoosh! a tall clear tube, with the slide I was out, but where was the wrapped around its inner walls. At the owner? I looked around. There! I saw bottom, there was a small metal door him! He must have turned around that swung open when things slid into while I had my eyes closed. What a it. relief! But he would be coming back "Nervous?" asked Jessie. this way soon, and I was in the middle I gulped. of the floor! I knew "Don't worry, I was too. I'll go first." She sounded about twenty I wouldn't be able to make it to times as confident as I felt. Two the box, but where? I had to hide! minutes later, we were in the ball pit. Then I noticed Jessie flailing wildly We played for a few minutes, then and pointing to the door. Jessie decided she wanted to go "Of course!" I hissed. There where down the slide. I watched her as she pictures of gummy bears all the way jumped down through the opening, around it! I sprinted to the door and and shortly after, I saw her shoot out plopped down underneath the bottom the door. I took a deep breath, and picture just as the owner turned to jumped! leave. I made it! Boy, Jessie sure "Geronimoaaaaaaaahhh! Jeez, saved my tail! this is fast!" It had only been a few seconds, and I was already one fourth Finally, wheezing and gasping of the way down! for air, I climbed back up the machine, Suddenly I heard a very faint click, this time with Jessie following me. then the soft chime of the bell, muffled When we reached the top, I sat down by the plastic walls surrounding me. I on a gumball next to Jesie. Then, as saw Jessie leap into the box. She an enormous grin crept across my was watching me, and she looked face, I whispered, "Let's do that panicked. A moment later, I could again!" see why. It was the owner! I knew that as long as I was in the tube, he wouldn't notice me, but the second I shot out.... I had to do something. If I didn't, we would be exposed! Beads of sweat trickled down my forehead. I couldn't jump off; I was being pressed against the wall spiralling. Oh no! I was going to shoot out right in front of him! I closed Panther Paws Page 29 I Found a Four- Leaf Clover BY JACK PRELUTSKY I found a four-leaf clover and was happy with my find, but with time to think it over, I’ve entirely changed my mind. I concealed it in my pocket, safe inside a paper pad, soon, much swifter than a rocket, my good fortune turned to bad. I smashed my fingers in a door, I dropped a dozen eggs, I slipped and tumbled to the floor, a dog nipped both my legs, my ring slid down the bathtub drain, my pen leaked on my shirt, I barked my shin, I missed my train, I sat on my dessert. I broke my brand-new glasses, and I couldn’t find my keys, I stepped in spilled molasses, and was stung by angry bees. When the kitten ripped the curtain, and the toast burst into flame, I was absolutely certain that the clover was to blame. I buried it discreetly in the middle of a field, now my luck has changed completely, and my wounds have almost healed. If I ever find another, I will simply let it be, or I’ll give it to my brother— he deserves it more than me.
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