Events September 18, 2012 7:30 AM - 7:50 AM Student Council Mtg. Voice of Charger nation By Justine Clarke to see and who may be on a mission from ACT and your college search countdown to 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Junior Class Retreat Editor-In-Chief God.” Freshmen, you can learn this the easy your personal list of stress. We seniors have W way, or Mr. Curry’s way, but you’re going to been there, and we’re here to let you know elcome back Chargers, move. The next reason we highly dislike you that your thoughts have been confirmed- it’s September 19, 2012 Let’s get this party started! is because you ask questions out loud like, a nightmare. If you need a shoulder to cry 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Chess Club The beginning of the year is all “Who is Castro?” or “Has Great Britain ever on, we’ll be here, but by appointments only; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Key Club Meeting about a fresh new start, a clean fought England in a war?” Open a book and we do have very busy lives you know. slate, turning over a new leaf, Kumbayas read. Lastly, we highly dislike you because “You are a strong, independent, black and Hakuna Matatas. It is going to be a great of your insecurity. Maybe “highly dislike” woman who don’t need no man to complete September 20, 2012 year. As a senior here at ACC, I would just is the wrong phrase-we’re more saddened you.” - Someone 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Council of like to extend some advice to all the classes: by it. Be an individual. Don’t lurk in the I’ll admit, this quote has nothing to do Administration “Don’t be insecure girl. OWN that pony- corners afraid and unsure; get involved in with this article, but I felt like it needed to Meeting tail! WORK that up-do!” – MadTv. school clubs, events, and show some school be said. Senior-itas, we are almost there! Why is the sky blue? Was it the egg or spirit, darn it! Make sure you stay on track and watch out September 21, 2012 the chicken that came first? Why do people “You better check yourself before you for deadlines regarding colleges; a lot of hate freshmen? These are just a few of life’s wreck yourself”- The Hangover Early Action deadlines for schools are due 7:30 AM - 7:50 AM NHS Meeting greatest mysteries, but I will try to answer Dear sophomores, stop complaining about November 1st, so don’t procrastinate! As 7:30 AM - 7:50 AM Science & the last. Students and teachers highly dislike freshmen. You’ve been a sophomore for you prepare for the future though, don’t Outdoor Club freshmen for three reasons. The first being like a solid month now, you have no room forget about the present. As a wise priest Meeting is that you constantly clog our hallways. to talk. Wait until January, and then you can always say, “Make sure you make Aurora It seems like you just kind of pace back add some legitimacy to your statements. Central better because you walked these September 24, 2012 and forth and then stop in the middle of That is all. hallways.” Encourage others, show leader- the hallway and say to yourself, “Well, this “Help Me Tom Cruise! Help Me Oprah ship in all of your actions, take healthy risks, Start of Homecoming Week seems like a good spot; I think I’ll just stand Winfrey! - Talladega Nights live. Do it all, because you can. Finally, have 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM NHS here with a group of my friends and act Juniors, you are finally moving up in the a fabulous year! Walk-a-thon oblivious to the death glares from passing world. Congratulations. With this new found With Love from your Editor-in-Chief, people who have places to go and people freedom, you can now add the upcoming J September 25, 2012 Conventions take the stage 7:30 AM - 7:50 AM Student Council Mtg. September 26, 2012 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM All School Mass By Kyle Friedrich 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Chess Club Staff Writer With the 2012 presidential election draw- September 27, 2012 ing near, both parties introduced the coun- 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Spirit Night try to their candidates at their national conventions. The Republican convention, September 28, 2012 with its elaborately designed stage, took place during the last week of August in End of Quarter I, Fall Term Tampa, Florida. The Democratic convention 1:55 PM - 2:50 PM Spirit Day/ Pep took place the following week in Charlotte, Assembly North Carolina. Tending to avoid talking about specific Mitt Romney speaks at the Republican 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Homecoming policies that Mitt Romney would implement, Football Games National Convention. there were three main themes of the Repub- lican National Convention. The first was to September 29, 2012 replace the image that has been generated world, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Homecoming Dance of Mitt Romney as an aloof businessman who talked about the American Dream and with a more personal and caring being. The how it’s time for a new leader who will help second, in theme with the Romney campaign people reach it. And of course there was Michelle Obama addresses the Demo- slogan “We believe in America”, was about Clint Eastwood, whose speech was mainly a cratic National Convention. American core values and how anyone can talk with an imaginary Obama in which he make it in this country if they are willing to said that he thinks it’s time for a new leader tough choices every day and how he thinks work for it. The third was to talk about how for the country. Obama has done a good job taking them President Obama has failed to bring as much The Democrats’ convention involved on. Elizabeth Warren, who is running for recovery to the economy as was hoped for, praising Obama’s record, criticizing Romney the senate, talked about how the economy and to show that the Republican idea of a re- and the Republicans, and advocating liberal is rigged against the poor and middle class turn to more free- market enterprise is what ideas. The parts of Obama’s record that were and how Obama will level the playing field. this country needs. Mitt Romney’s speech commonly praised were saving the auto Former President Bill Clinton spoke about addressed the last two of these themes, industry, Obamacare, and getting Bin Laden. how America needs cooperation between while his wife, Ann talked about Mitt the The convention had gay rights speakers and the two parties, and said that Obama is the person. Vice presidential running mate Paul advocates of abortion rights, such Planned solution to the economy and healthcare, not Check us Ryan’s speech also talked about making it in America and how he and Romney will succeed where Obama failed. The keynote Parenthood’s Cecile Richard’s and Sandra Fluke, who advocates contraceptives being part of healthcare. the Republicans. Vice President Joe Biden talked about how Obama is a strong leader, how he out online! speaker, New Jersey governor Chris Chris- tie, delivered a speech about what America Michelle Obama talked about how Barack is a person driven by a will to do good. Key- saved the auto industry, and how he made the choice to go after Bin Laden. President needs in a president, which sounded to many note speaker Julian Castro, mayor of San Obama talked about creating jobs by means www.auroracentral.net people like “Chris Christie: 2016”. Other notable speakers included former Antonio, talked about how Obama is trying of stimulus, creating a fair tax code, health- care reform, how he will invest in alternative to help people to better their station in life Senator Rick Santorum, who talked about through things such as education, with Pell energy, getting Bin Laden, and the need to Submit and American values, former Secretary of grants and the Dream Act. There was a video invest in helping our students get a qual- State Condoleezza Rice, who talked about speech by former President Jimmy Carter, ity education and allowing more of them to read articles our responsibility as the leader of the free who talked about how the president faces go to college. In This Issue . . . Summer Chargers Check out the is not steam latest reviews just for ahead in in Arts & snoozing – Sports – Entertainment – See page 3 See page 4 See page 6 2 CENTRAL TIMES September, 2012 editorials Central times staff Our generation’s day to live in infamy Editor-in-Chief: Justine Clarke By Leanne Hay Website Manager: Luke Kearby Staff Writer Layout & Design: Rebecca Price Photographer: Julia Wright and Oxford, New Jersey, September 11th, Lauren Wiesbrook 2001. I was six years old sitting in math class learning how to multiply when the principal walked in. School was closing Section Editors & for the day, there was a “plane accident” he Senior Staff Writers said. When I climbed in the car with my par- Editorials: Leanne Hay ents, there were tears and a lot of explaining. Arts & Entertainment: Justine Someone had hit the World Trade Center, Clarke less than 50 miles from my house. Living Local & World News: Kyle that close to a national tragedy, everyone Friedrich you know is affected by it. School News: Jared Friedrich At six years old, I didn’t recognize why Sports: Mitch LaVoy there were people standing on the sides of the road just crying. But the next night at a candle lit vigil at my parish, I realized Staff Writers: Jane Acevedo, that my tiny community of 3,500 people Victoria Albert, Scott Becker, had lost 67 to the terrorist attack. Look- Jared Cebudski, Isabella ing back, I remember candles lining roads Chapman, Elitania Ceciliiano, and mourning in every corner of the town; Chloe Craft, Megan Crabb, we all knew someone who had been in Natalie Droeske, Oscar Gomez, those buildings. Miriam Guzman, Lauren On September 11th, 2,977 victims lost Heyboer, Natalie Karafiat, their lives. We’ve all seen the videos, the Viviana Maldonado, Erin Maurer, photos, and the suffering it caused. But what Melissa Niemiec, Haley O’Brien, no one seems to remember is the unity that Emily Perez, Lauren San Diego, followed. My dad once told me a story of when he was boarding a plane soon after liberty, our lives and our country. It didn’t loss of the many that we lost, we should also Claire Wiesner, and Eileen 9/11 and the man next to him turned to him matter if you were a Democrat or Republi- remember and learn from the unifying of our Witthoff. and said, “If something happens, I’m going can, Americans everywhere came together country that occurred afterwards. God bless to do what I have to. Are you with me?” to fight a common enemy: the terrorists who those who were at Ground Zero, helping Advisor: Mrs. Una Goldie This wasn’t a solo incident; people were came and killed so many of our loved ones. others or fighting for their own lives. But lining up around the nation to protect our So although we look back and mourn the above all, God bless America. Enough Chick-fil-a, Attention is enough a happy place freshies! By Chloe Craft Staff Writer By Leanne Hay By Oscar Gomez Staff Writer Staff Writer I s it really possible to be sick of the holiday’s month before the actual day? The fact of the matter is it’s probably not the merriment and E verything always starts with one person, in this case it was S o you’re finally out of that awkward state that we call middle school, and now you’ve togetherness that makes us shudder, but the entered into the mature halls of high school, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy. nauseatingly crude commercialism shoved down (or at least that’s what we strive for). There are A couple months ago, Mr. Cathy our throats. Jack-O-Lanterns illuminate the isles and support for both sides of the a lot of lessons you’re going to learn over the said in an interview that his com- as we bid farewell to the dog days of summer, and same-sex marriage issue. So did next four years that will shape you in many pany backs the traditional family before we can dry the tears, Santa’s rosy-cheeked any of the sides come out “on ways. You’ll learn academic lessons, such unit. This statement was said elves infiltrate the store fronts. In order for Jolly top”? as converting moles and other stoichiometry while speaking about a ministry Ol’ Saint Nick to escape from the endless faux, It doesn’t seem as though problems (thanks, Mrs. Elgar!). From making program called Winshape, which pre-lit Christmas tree jungle, he has to follow a anyone came out on top. In fact, lifetime friends to acquiring skills you’ll use helps kids find scholarships and plastic egg trail. Luckily, Valentine’s Day cards both sides came off as slightly in everyday life, high school will allow you also helps foster children. It litter the pastel-colored path, or somebody would foolish for their actions. Hun- to grow and make some of the best memories was during this interview about not be making Mrs. Claus’ nice list. The question dreds of people went out of their you’ll ever have. However, there’s some wis- the importance of family that is, is it all truly necessary? way to eat at this one fast food dom you should be imparted with before you eventually led Mr. Cathy to say Along with every holiday comes an absurd establishment in order to feel get too far along on that journey. that his company was pro-family. amount of shopping, and of course, how can we “I think we are inviting God’s that their opinions were voiced, As every upperclassman knows by now, five not get swept up in it all? The commercial indus- judgment on our nation when we and they were. I hope this means minutes isn’t a lot of time. Because of that, try begins advertising holidays far in advance to shake our fist at Him and say ‘we those same people will go out of you need to know how to navigate the halls. get people in a buying frenzy as soon as possible. know better than you as to what their way and propose some sort Always walk on the right side, don’t ever stop If holiday décor is in plain sight, it is hard to constitutes a marriage’ and I pray of legislation that would prevent in the middle, and pay attention. Unless you resist. Holidays and special occasions are excit- God’s mercy on our generation same-sex marriage, or, maybe and your friends are convening on how to end ing, and the excitement boils and bubbles for an that has such a prideful, arrogant these same people will sit down world hunger don’t hang out in the center of entire 365 days. Companies all across the nation attitude to think that we have the and write passionate letters to the hallway. Also, be respectful of those around realize this. It’s the perfect opportunity for stores audacity to define what marriage their congressmen asking him or you. If you see someone rushing to class trying to peddle as much product as possible to the is about” was his quote. It was her to please strike down any leg- to get around you, let them pass. We all want to eager crowd. this statement that people held on islation that would make same- be courteous to each other. Target, Wal-Mart, Macy’s, Ulta, JCPenney, to on either side of the issue of sex marriage possible. Secondly, respect the uniform. I know it’s Kohl’s, American Eagle, Hollister, even grocery same-sex marriage. So how did the supporters of not fashionable to have a knee-length skirt, stores such as Dominick’s, and Meijer’s (basically Whether or not those people same-sex marriage do? They but after a detention or two, you won’t mind any retailer or franchise under the sun) bombard truly understood the context of made their voices heard as well. as much, (I speak from experience here). Also, consumers with goods sporting festive ribbons, the quote is still unknown. Then They showed up with their keep your phone in the locker; it’s not worth tassels, and ties months ahead of time. The goal? not too many days later, mas- partners and kissed. At this point, $50 and a Saturday. To distract customers from setting down their sive lines were seen circling I have to take a step back and Try to make new friends besides just your old checkbooks and realizing the true value behind Chick-fil-a restaurants, all filled ask myself what brought these junior high buddies. Get to know your teachers holidays. We all experience the same circus act with those who supported Dan people here? Did it honestly take (Hint: Mr. Scarbeary is ten times smarter than year after year. Cathy’s view on the topic of the opinion of one man to fire you think and Mr. Curry isn’t quite as intimi- Enough is enough. The petty aspects stores same-sex marriage. The impor- up these supporters of same-sex dating as he seems). Get involved; try out for force us to digest even months in advance takes tant fact here is that it’s Dan marriage? Not only did these basketball, go to Science and Outdoor club, away from the uniqueness of each holiday. A new Cathy’s point of view. Sure, he’s supporters of same-sex marriage or sign up to be a Central Times writer! Go to holiday is nestled within a new season; it is a the president of the company, but act on the opinion of one man, homecoming and our football games, just try special day to celebrate the fascinating beauty of is he representing every single but they also seemed to assume to keep busy. However, keep your priorities each time of year- not the latest and greatest trend one of his employee’s views? A that all who worked at this fast straight and keep what Mr. Krebs said in the that is sweeping the nation. We need to relinquish few days after this great support food establishment shared the back of your mind. the credit cards and appreciate the changing for Chick-fil-a occurred, a na- same views as the company’s Above all, try to have fun. And if you ever seasons and each day as they come, which is what tional “Same-Sex Kiss Day” was president. After the fire settles, find yourself lost, with an unanswered question, holidays represent, not the hottest sales. We each organized by several LGBTQ let’s all go eat a nice chicken or a genius idea, never hesitate to speak up! would appreciate the holidays just the same with- groups. So in the course of a few sandwich at which ever fast food Take every opportunity as a chance to learn and out the boxes and bags weighing us down. days you had kissing, protesting establishment we choose. grow. And of course, make this your year! September, 2012 CENTRAL TIMES 3 sChool news adviCe “Homecoming and all things related- help?”-Anon- ymous It’s almost that time! Homecoming week is ap- proaching fast and for the 200 new freshmen and transfers out there, you may have a few questions about how we do it here at ACC. Monday kicks off with Walk-a-thon, which is one of my personal favorite days because it gives me basically an extra day to finish my homework. As Freshmen, you start the race after all the other classes and when you begin, chances are you will see Mrs. Remke finishing. Don’t be fooled though, the course is long! Mrs. Remke just finishes early because she has some mad, super-human running skills. Another day that is celebrated is dress-up day and the rule is to wear something church/ funeral appropriate- but not too dressy like prom. Also, I don’t know what it is about ACC, but there is some unwritten rule that girl students don’t wear pants. Friday is the class colors day, and for the freshmen, my apologies are extended. There is just no way anyone can look attractive in all brown. Home- coming week is all about showing school pride and getting pumped about the big game and dance so make sure you get involved and go all out for the themed dress days such as super-hero/ neon day and events like Mr. ACC and Powderpuff. Because just like the Hannah Photo by Julia Wright Photo by Julia Wright Montana song, life’s what you make it. Go Chargers! Mr. Beiterman Mrs. Buckley -The Boss School changes bring And the big day is finally here. You’ve had an awe- some week (at least if you’ve followed the advice from above) and now you’re ready to get your groove-thang on. But you have to make sure to be prepared so your night doesn’t hit a snag. new faces to ACC At this point, you’re pretty much locked in with the date or group you’re going with. And we all have that story about how you’re date pretty much sabotaged your night; they just won’t dance, they ignore you for someone else, etc. First of all, don’t be that person. And secondly, don’t let it get to you. Dance with your friends and even try to talk to people you normally By Vivania Maldonado benefit of the third lunch is that the his time there. He was also at Driscoll wouldn’t; just have fun! Staff Writer lunch lines are much shorter. Seating High School in Addison for seven Make sure you’re making the right decisions, both for Mass and schedule changes are to years where he taught social studies before and at the dance, but also afterwards. You don’t New school year, new changes, and accommodate the larger student body. and was the head baseball coach. A want to wake up Sunday morning regretting anything. new freshmen, oh my! The new computer login was made message Mr. Beiterman would like We all need to be held responsible for our actions not Congrats fellow Chargers, by especially to maintain the privacy and to share: He is excited to be here, only during school, but also outside of it. the time you read this you will have security of students’ work. Prior to this and hopes to build a quality athletic If nothing else, just try to make it a fun and memo- survived the following: a month of year, a student could save the work program and continue the tradition of rable night. For some, it might be your first high school third lunch period, the bombardment on the computer where it would be academic excellence. dance, and for others, it’s our last Homecoming. But of freshmen, and 90 minute classes in exposed to others. This eliminates the We also welcome a new guidance either way, it’s bound to be a great night! 85 degree weather, nothing a Charger possibility of other students copying or counselor, Mrs. Buckley, who mostly -Miss KnowItAll cannot do. This new school year brings alternating other students’ work. Now works with juniors and seniors. She’s more to the meaning of ‘new’ than any students’ documents are saved in their essentially your go to girl regarding Need advice? Drop it off in the library mail box for other year. ACC welcomes a freshman accounts versus open or needing a USB the ACT, college, and career planning. Central Times or find Justine Clarke or Leanne Hay class of 180 students, three lunch pe- stick in class. Seniors especially should try and meet (anonymity guaranteed) riods, 12 new staff members, and new Two of the new staff members add with her if they have no clue as to courses. These are all things we know; changes to the administration. If you what they’re going to study as she can we’re going through these changes as love baseball you, and Mr. Beiterman help them direct their focus. Walk-ins you read this! But what’s the rea- will get along just fine – only if you’re are welcome and her door is always sons behind the changes and who are a White Sox fan though. The new open. On a more personal level, Summer is not just for snoozing some of the new staff? athletic director and dean of students which you may not have known, Mrs. We have all attempted to go to is a baseball fanatic-no wonder he’s Buckley is no stranger to ACC; back By Lauren Heyboer class up the stairs and be on time but the new head baseball coach. Prior to in 2010, she was an intern. She also is Staff Writer have been delayed because there are working at ACC, Mr. Beiterman was an Aurora native who attended Holy so many more students in the build- the assistant athletic director and taught Angels and West Aurora High School. Ask any teacher what you should do over the sum- ing. In total there are actually 200 new driver’s education at Lincoln-Way Thus far, Mrs. Buckley has experienced mer, and they will tell you to read a book. This is where students, hence the reason for more High School in New Lenox. In fact, nothing but great things-welcoming ACC’s Summer of Adventurous Reading Program, or courses, larger classes and the infa- it’s safe to say he’s spent about 3,000 and polite students. We will continue to SOAR, comes in. mous addition of the third lunch. One hours’ worth of practice throughout contribute to her great stay. All students at ACC must pick a book from the va- riety of titles selected by teachers and students to read for SOAR. October 4th you need to be ready to discuss the novel you have read. You should also have picked a passage from the story that interested you in some way and have prepared some questions that you had about New coordinator for beloved club the book, you will be discussing your book in a group By Jared Cebulski The club plans to continue their with the teacher who sponsored the novel. Staff Writer Christmas lights trip to Brookfield Zoo There are numerous genres to choose from, classics this December as well. like Jane Eyre and The Murder on the Orient Express Science and Outdoor Club bids Mrs. Brown, along with the Sci- to more recent novels such as Miss Peregrine’s Home farewell to long time coordinator Mrs. ence and Outdoor Club, welcomes all for Peculiar Children and the third installment of the Elgar. Mrs. Elgar has been the coordi- new members. The club meets every popular Hunger Games Trilogy, Mockingjay. There nator for Science and Outdoor Club for other Friday morning in the library at was a book for everyone to enjoy. Some book discus- over a decade. Last year, she decided 7:30. Ordinarily, the club plans one trip sion groups filled up quickly. The Help and Mockingjay that she would like to pass on the be- per month. were among the first groups to close since so many loved club to a new coordinator. Mrs. These trips include paintball, swim- students wanted to read them. If you haven’t picked Brown, a new teacher that instructs ming, laser tag, trips to Navy Pier, mu- your book yet, a list of the books still available for science and theology, has stepped up to seums, trampoline adventures, nature discussion is posted by the library door. the challenge. Mrs. Brown is very ex- walks, and much, much more. The main goals of SOAR are to keep students aware cited and ready for the new adventures All club members have a say in what of all the different genres of literature there are and to of the upcoming year. activities the club will participate in, help readers really think about what they are read- While some trips may change, such Photo by Julia Wright and are encouraged to suggest new ing. By urging students to read over the summer, SOAR as supporting local businesses instead Mrs. Brown trip ideas. All students are welcome will encourage them to read outside of school and help of Chicago establishments, many will to come on the trips, but must fill out students find books they enjoy that are not mandatory remain the same. Mrs. Brown has and the Science and Outdoor Club and return the permission slip to Mrs. for school. Asking questions and discussing the novels promised to continue the annual trip board have released their first activi- Brown. Science and Outdoor Club, makes each SOAR experience meaningful. Find a book to Chula Vista water park in Wiscon- ties/adventures such as canoeing in along with Mrs. Brown, is looking that interests you and someone to discuss it with, and sin around Presidents day in February September followed by a corn maze in forward to an exciting and adventur- you will really soar. along with Mrs. Elgar. Mrs. Brown October. ous year. 4 CENTRAL TIMES September, 2012 sports ACC football has high hopes By Emily Perez September 7th. On Saturday, September 1st, there is more unity. The football team is against them,” said junior Tony Hizo. Staff Writer the Chargers headed out to Oostburg, Wis- expecting a lot of success for this season. Just like all the football players, Jacob consin to play against the Flying Dutchmen. “I define success for this team by the end Holzer is excited for the turnout for this sea- ACC football looking to move the pro- Just like many, junior Karlo Valenzuela was results on and off the field, great work in the son. “I’m excited for this season because it’s gram further this year. excited to go and put his football skills on class and the community. The work will pay- fun being with my teammates because we This is a new year and a new season for the field. “I’m excited to go play in Wiscon- off in the field and we’re hungry for the work bond really well. I’m excited to win some the ACC football program. With a new sin because we get to go to a different state to pay off Friday night,” stated Coach Casey. more games.” season come new opportunities to experi- to represent our state and school. It’s a new The Marmion game will probably be the With the expectation of going to the ence new things right? That is in fact true experience to see how we play against a most anticipated game for this season. “For playoffs, varsity has been working harder for the football team which is off to a 3-1 team from another state.” me the Marmion game will be the most than ever to step up their game. Success to start after the 59-19 victory over Chicago Even with the loss of great players from exciting because were crosstown rivals and get to the playoffs is right around the corner. Christian Friday night. That was an impor- last year’s team the juniors and seniors have it’s the first time that my class gets to play With their hardworking senior leaders: Izzy tant win because it followed the Chargers’ stepped up a lot. According to Coach Casey against this year. I have a few old team- Rosa, Steven Amoni, and Joe Cisnerios, this rough game against Immaculate Conception this season’s team is a lot closer group and mates on that team so it would be fun to play season should be interesting. Photo by Lauren Wiesbrook The ACC golf team is looking very impressive. Boys’ golf tees off for season By Mitch LaVoy al golfers like Harreld, Danny Miller, and key to golf is practice and passion, and Staff Writer senior Travis Exline. These golfers have this year’s team showed no lack of it. Photo by Lauren Wiesbrook been playing great and look forward to They hit the greens almost every day ACC’s tennis team is off to a great start. The golf team has been more than the possibility to advance down state to over the summer, playing 18 holes even impressive this year. The team won first compete for a state championship. through the 100 degree heat, working Tennis team place at both the Newark and Sandwich This year’s team is more than just in- on everything from a 300 yd drive to a 2 invite tournaments. Not many squads out dividuals, though; they also have a pleth- ft. putt. there could do that. They are 7-2 in their ora of new freshmen, the most freshmen I asked Coach Parker about the team, matches this year and look like they will in Coach Parker’s eight year tenure as and he said, “Everybody worked hard starting off be adding even more wins to that. There the golf coach here. It goes to show that over the summer. The team showed great have also been some highlight moments the program has an even brighter future improvement, and we have a great fresh- like the 125 yard eagle recently made by ahead. They also have some other golfers man class to look forward to.” Every- strong Sean Harreld , a once in a lifetime shot. that are steadily improving and honing thing looks to be on the up and up for This team is lead by some great individu- more skills by the day. It shows that the boys’ golf. Queens of the court By Natalie Karafiat Staff Writer This year’s girls’ tennis team has had a great start to the season. With a record of 3-3, the team By Lauren San Diego Watkins; sophomore trans- looks to be heading in the right direction. Coach Staff Writer feree Annie Krogulski; Cowen said, “The difference from last season freshman Maddy Trinka; to this season is that the girls are overall better Never give up- that’s exactly what this and senior captains Amber tennis players, are much more athletic, and way year’s ACC volleyball team plans to do. Konen, Ally Kane, and more committed.” “This year’s girls seem more capable of Sam Chielewski. “The This year’s tennis team is the largest we’ve bouncing back,” says head coach Jeanne team has a good work had, with a total of 28 players. Everyone on Czipri. “Our goal is to celebrate the little ethic as a whole; everyone the team has been working hard to reach their things.” For her fourth year at ACC, wants to get better,” com- goals and compete with the best of the best. Coach Jeanne is joined by returning ments the head coach. Some new team members who look promising assistant coach Betty Chandler, and new With strong volleyball Photo by Lauren Wiesbrook are Jen Alderman, Isabel Saltijeral, and Mary coaches Gabby Long for sophomores programs like St. Francis, ACC’s volleyball team is making great strides. Beth Lillwitz. The season will be a tough one, and Brittany Cerevic and Scott Radke for Chicago Christian, and with ACC’s hardest competition being against the two freshmen teams. The program Rosary in their confer- verance! St. Francis. Coach Cowen believes the most has made great strides in the past three ence, the Lady Chargers are up to the Some of their upcoming home games valuable players, Shelby Banks and Alex Horton, years, and plans to keep improving. challenge. The volleyball team has been are against Rosary on September 20, Im- will play up to their full potential and beat the This year’s varsity volleyball team putting in some intense practices since maculate Conception on October 3, and Spartans. The season looks promising with the consists of seniors: Gail Koziol, Kelsey the beginning of August, focusing on the Dig for the Cure fundraiser against odds in our favor. Hopefully, the Lady Chargers Talkington, and Katlin Blackwell; ju- tough serves, a fast offense, and a resil- Guerin Prep on September 24. Come will play up to par and exceed everyone’s expec- niors: Clare Tack, Kirbie Hager, Lauren ient defense. Opponents should watch out and support your Charger volleyball tations. San Diego, Gabbie Gutierrez, and Hailey out for this team’s tenacity and perse- team this season! September, 2012 CENTRAL TIMES 5 world news Man on the moon By Erin Maurer Staff Writer He was the man that made “one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong passed away last month on August 25th. The official cause of his passing was from compli- cations of a heart bypass surgery that he had undergone just two days after his birthday on August 5th. Armstrong was a strong man. His “steps” will live on forever, literally. Not only is his achieve- ment documented in the history Neil Armstrong books, but his actual footsteps on the moon will not be wiped off for signed American flag into the lunar thousands of years. soil right in front of the television On July 20, 1969, Neil Arm- cameras to capture the momentous strong made the first human steps time. This moment in time was the on the moon. Realizing how result of President John F. Ken- important that moment was, he nedy’s early 1960’s mandate that stated, “That’s one small step for by the end of the decade America man, one giant leap for mankind” would have a man on the moon. which still resonates around the This was a promise that was ful- world. He and his fellow astro- filled at the last possible moment, nauts were aware of the excite- which made it even more special ment on earth over the televised and memorable. landing and steps. Globally, Neil Armstrong, in the Apollo 11 people were glued to any televi- mission, went above and beyond sion set around. History was being what any other astronaut did, and set before their very eyes. The forever will be, the first human to astronauts stuck a specially de- walk the face of the moon. IStock Photo Hurricane Isaac hit the coast of Mississippi and Louisiana. Not curious about Curiosity? By Melissa Niemiec Staff Writer within ten feet of it. Now imagine the relief when it’s graded and you Hurricane Isaac strikes on the anniversary of Katrina can get rid of the cursed thing. One day your dad drags you to That’s kind of how the scientists the computer talking about this of NASA felt with Curiosity, only awesome NASA project aiming to they’ve been working on this rover find life on Mars, and you think for a decade, and while your proj- By Claire Wiesner While Isaac caused much dam- concentrated population, etc. “Sweet, aliens!”. So you watch this ect cost twenty bucks-max, $2.5 Staff Writer age due to flooding the dam- Since 2005, New Orleans has little video and you see the rover billion was spent in the making age barely compares to that of installed a $13 billion hur- Curiosity (which looks like some of this rover. Also, you know that On August 29, 2005, Hur- Katrina. However, outside of the ricane protection system, and kind of mechanical spider) coming cute little parachute? Yeah, it could ricane Katrina ravaged through shadow of Katrina’s destruction, the city was minimally affected closer and closer. Oh, there’s its fail to deploy, turn inside out, or the Gulf Coast states of Mis- Isaac could hardly be called by hurricane Isaac. This is just cute little parachute! And even even blow up. Oh and that would sissippi and Louisiana, leaving mild, especially by those who one example of how much more closer until finally it lands! The be just lovely considering Curios- the area completely devastated. experienced it first-hand. Count- prepared the southeastern states clock ticks…a few crickets start ity is carrying 10.6 lbs. of radio- Seven years later, on the infa- less people lost their homes, were for this storm as compared chirping…and you’re thinking active plutonium, the fuel being mous anniversary of Katrina, many for a second time, the first to Katrina. “that’s it?” What, no sonic boom? used to power the rover. What’s Hurricane Isaac threatened of which was during Katrina The people of the affected ar- Where’s the Power Rangers’ style more is Curiosity weighs a ton, the to do the same. Residents of in 2005. Days after the storm, eas are still dealing with the af- explosion? Where are the little weight of a car, and it had to be southeastern states, especially thousands of people in Louisi- termath of this storm, and many green Martian people who come landed between a mountain and a those living near the coast and ana still had no power, making of them will be for months, or and take us to their leader? Then crater wall. in lowlands, were warned about the recovery and cleanup of the even years. That is something you see all these NASA scientists So in conclusion, NASA isn’t the threat of Isaac, and many ar- storm even more difficult in the that people from the Midwest celebrating like they’ve solved just celebrating because they eas were mandatorily evacuated. intense heat that is common in really can’t understand. We world hunger and you’re left landed a mechanical spider looking So what are the big differences that area. complain when we lose power wondering if they got to see some thing. They’re celebrating because between Katrina and Isaac? Another major difference be- for a few hours; think for a special deleted scenes or some- they just landed a huge, expensive, First and foremost is power. tween the 2005 and 2012 storms moment what you would do thing. Believe it or not, they saw radioactive mechanical spider Katrina was a level 3 hurricane is preparation. By far the most without power for days on end, what you did, but it bares much looking thing that they’ve been (level 5 while still in the Gulf), horribly affected area of Katrina meanwhile trying to clean up more meaning for them. working on for 10 years in a 100 with wind speeds of up to 125 was New Orleans, with a good the remains of your home, or To put things in perspective, mile wide crater without anything mph and 15 inches of rain in percentage of the deaths and even your city. imagine you’ve been working on a going wrong. And all the while, some areas. There were also loss of jobs/homes occurring Overall, Hurricane Isaac was really hard school project for three they knew that if anything did go 28 foot surges of water coming in that city alone. This was due much less devastating than months and it can make or break wrong, anyone who owned a com- from the Gulf, which were a mainly to the failure of the flood Katrina in almost every way, but your grade. You carry it through puter, smart phone or TV would major cause of the devastating levees in New Orleans, with that doesn’t mean it wasn’t de- school like it’s explosive, and know about it. I think you would levee failures in New Orleans. other causes being ill-prepared, structive. jump every time someone comes celebrate too. Many firsts at 2012 Olympics BP’s bad gas causes thousands trouble By Jane Acevedo Latynina, who had 18 medals. For By Oscar Gomez but BP officials confirmed on Wednes- Staff Writer gymnastics, in the individual all Staff Writer day that all 3 grades of fuel are now safe around, Gabby Douglas of team to use. Every country wants to make USA became the first ever African BP has now released specific “People shouldn’t have problems find- history at the Olympics by being American to receive a gold medal information regarding which of its ing high-quality gas in all three grades the first team or first country to do in the event. service stations were affected by a this week,” spokesman Scott Dean said. something, right? Well, this year For the first time, there were batch of tainted gasoline. The tainted More than likely if you were going to at the Olympics, there were many female athletes from every partici- gasoline has affected thousands have problems with your vehicle you firsts. For the first time, London is pating country! Who said that only of motorists across the states of would have had them by now, but if you the first city to have hosted three men can box? At the 2012 Olym- Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. feel you have been affected by BP’s bad modern Olympic Games. Every- pics, women’s boxing became an The tainted formula has led to about gas a hot lines have been set up and can body knows that Michael Phelps event. For the first time in Mexican 9,600 claims by mortises that range be reached by calling 800-333-3991 or is a gold-medal swimmer on team history, Mexico received a gold anywhere from $300 to $1,200 800-599-9040. A list of specific station USA. medal in soccer. There are more (draining the fuel tank and cleaning the fuel sys- is also available on line, here are the locations At these summer Olympics, and more Olympic firsts as well. tem varies from vehicle to vehicle). in Aurora that have been affected: BP on 1395 he became the most decorated Maybe in the 2016 Olympics, you The error with the gasoline began two weeks Butterfield Rd. in Aurora, BP on 999 W Illinois in Olympian in history with 22 or I will be the ones making his- ago but wasn’t detected till just last week. Over Aurora, BP on 2595 Ogden Ave. in Aurora, and medals. He beat gymnast Larisa tory. all 4.7 million gallons of gasoline were affected, BP on 2200 Galena Blvd. in Aurora. 6 CENTRAL TIMES September, 2012 arts & entertainment ‘The Maze Runner’ By Eileen Witthoff night; they hide many dangers and secrets Staff Writer that the boys in the glade can’t even begin to describe. As Thomas spends his days in Imagine waking up in a place you have the glade, he tries to get used to the way of no recollection of; the area that you find life there, but he can’t stop thinking about yourself in is surrounded by a wall. When his possible past and has more trouble ad- you finally get up, you see about 20 other justing than any other boy there. The boys boys watching you and crowding around also take a disliking to him, not because he you. You have no idea who they are. To is new, but because the day after he arrived, make it worse, your name is the only thing they received another person. This time, it from your past that you can remember. was a girl. That is what happened to Thomas. When The first girl to ever come to the Glade. Thomas finally gets up and meets the leader She wasn’t conscious and she was holding of the group, Alby, he tells him all about a note that changed their lives forever. After the Glade, the place where they all find she came they didn’t get any more food themselves trapped. Alby tells him how supplies that usually came every week. every 30 days a boy is sent up to the glade, Thomas is blamed by some of the boys and how Thomas is one of them. Alby was because he feels a link to her, and somehow the first boy sent up and he has been there knows her name. He can’t explain from for two years. where, or how, but he feels a connection he He also explains how the walls around had never remembered feeling before and them close every night and open every he sets out figuring why. He also wants to morning, and it is crucial that Thomas figure a way out of this place; he owes it to never go beyond the walls, especially at the boys and the girl, Theresa. ‘Walking Dead: Season 3’ By Jared Friedrich the Governor. It’s to this haven that Andrea Staff Writer and her mysterious sword wielding, hooded savior from Season Two end up going. The AMC’s The Walking Dead: Season hooded figure is called Michonne, and she Three is set to premiere October 14, and Andrea develop a friendship that will and it is coming back with some major be tested as Andrea sees Woodbury as a changes. When the show left off dur- peaceful place, but Michonne senses that ing Season Two, the group had just been something is wrong, which there is. One forced off Hershel’s farm by a huge horde clue is that the Governor’s right hand man ‘The Possession’ of walkers, during which several not very is Merle, Daryl’s big brother who lost his important side characters like Patricia hand and now has a bayonet appendage in and Jimmy, who nobody really seemed its place. The Governor is definitely going to care about anyway, died. Two deaths to be a bad guy, but in what form is un- that were shocking were the deaths of known. By Haley O’Brien house, she finds that the box cannot be Dale, the group pacifist, and Shane, both Rick and the Governor are surely go- Staff Writer opened. One night while by herself, she of which occurred before the battle even ing to be clashing for most of the season, opens the box and finds very odd items in- started. After the rest of the group escaped because the Governor will eventually see “The Possession,” based on a true story, side: a moth, a ring, a toy dog, and a tooth. the farm, Rick, the leader of the group, the prison as something he wants, and he’s takes place in a small, quiet town. Emily Emily’s parents start to notice her obsession declared he was in charge, and there was not the only one. The prison will become a (Natasha Calis), the main character, and her over the box, and how strange and demonic no more democracy. target for multiple groups, and this con- sister go to spend the weekend with their things happen around Emily. Both the par- Season Three will pick up several frontation could lead to scrambling among father (Emily and her sister’s parents, Clyde ents fear a malevolent force has occurred months later, when the group discovers a the characters. Will reunited brothers and Susan, are divorced). While spending within their daughter, and discover that prison. They have to find somewhere safe, Merle and Daryl fight with or against each the weekend with their father, Emily comes the box was created to contain a dibbuk, a and the prison sounds like a good idea to other? Will Andrea feel abandoned by her across a strange, wooden antique box at a malicious spirit that inhabits humans, most them, so they decide to take it from the previous group and fight for the Gover- garage sale. Her father tells her she can get likely children, and demolishes them. The undead. Meanwhile, not too far away, there nor? While much is uncertain, you can be anything she wants, so naturally, she picks family, even though separated, must learn is a nice town called Woodbury, where sure that the biggest threat this season for out this peculiar box. to come together as one again to help Emily everything seems perfect. The town is like Rick and his crew isn’t the zombies, it’s Once she arrives at her father’s come back to them. the perfect oasis run by someone known as other people.
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