Paw Prints September 2008
Volume 1, Issue 1
Mrs. Campbell’s Honors Language Arts Class
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.
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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
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
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
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Recreating the Big Bang
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
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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
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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
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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
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
By Sara Sams
The Lady Panther volleyball
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
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
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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
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~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
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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”,
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.”
Williams said in a
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friendly atmosphere here in
Principal’s Pickerington than the other
schools that I have taught at.”
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
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atmosphere. “There is a more
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Mr. Clark continued
approximately 4lbs., and Sophie,
an English Mastiff who weighs a
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
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
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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
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~ “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.”
What is your favorite football team?
Where did you grow up?
~ “Ohio State University! I am a big
~ “I grew up in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.”
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.”
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?
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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,
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”.
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,
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.
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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?
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.
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
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!!
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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
“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
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.
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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
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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
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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.
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:
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
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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
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
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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
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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
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.
To make topping: In a mixing bowl,
8 ounces low-fat cream cheese,
whip the cream cheese with the apple
juice concentrate and lemon zest
1/4 cup frozen apple juice
until light and creamy.
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.
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
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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.
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,
7) 1 jar(16 ounces) spaghetti sauce
8) parmesan cheese
Whisk together the egg and milk.
Dip the chicken breasts in milk aegg
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~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
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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.”
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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
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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
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I Found a Four-
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.