22300 SW “Working Boones Ferry together Road for the Tualatin, OR Greater Pack” 97062 (503)-431- 5751 Tualatin High School June 6th, 2013 Volume 23 | Issue 7 Graphic designed by Ellen Green 2 - News June 6, 2013 Memorable events: TuHS braces for cuts once 2012-13 in review again; class sizes swell Max Casey students next year. The current sizes and the required teachers. Staff Writer Emily Bartlett News Editor student class sizes are at 32.5 State testing is being changed 1. Feb 11, 2012 – Famous students in core classes, while from OAKS to the Smarter Bal- singer Whitney Houston Next school year marks an- 34.5 students is common for anced Assessment, based on died in the Beverly Hilton other year of cutting budgets elective classes. The number the Common Core State Stan- Hotel. The official cause of district wide. The budget has of students rises according to dards program, which has death was drug overdose; not yet been finalized, but it how many classes and teachers higher standards for students. friends and fans mourned will be affected by the amount are cut for the next year. As of The higher standards will af- at her funeral. allocated from the May 31, the district planned to fect the number 2. March 2012 – Ahmed state income taxes. of students who Shami, a human rights ad- These cuts will fur- graduate in the vocate, was arrested in 2011 ther the impact on upcoming years. by Libyan leader Muam- class sizes, teaching Last year’s grad- mar Gaddafi’s forces. Pro- staff and graduation uation rate was tests and an uprising result- rates. 84 percent. ed in Gaddafi’s demise. “There are no “That’s my 3. May 26, 2012 – The good cuts… Soon worry; the Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer “Miami Zombie” attack: enough you have to OAKS test is go- A student proudly displays his Baltimore Ra- Rudy Eugene attacked get rid of electives to ing away and vens gear. The Ravens won the Super Bowl. Ronald Poppo on the Ma- balance what we can Smarter Bal- keep for the kids’ anced is a harder cArthur Causeway. Eugene required classes,” test,” Barnard beat Poppo unconscious, Principal Darin Bar- said. “The bar and began eating most of nard said. is being raised; his face. Eugene was fatally Money for edu- it will impact Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer shot by police, and they de- cation has been Students in an elective class sit crammed together in their desks. Elec- the graduation termined that he was on the reduced over the tives and core classes alike will have increased numbers next year as rates. This will teaching positions are reduced again. street drug “bath salts.” years from when the be a big differ- 4. August 6, 2012 – The district received 45 ence with the Mars rover Curiosity land- percent of the state’s budget in cut four teaching positions at new Common Core program. ed on planet Mars, took as- 2005 to the current 36 percent. TuHS. Kids will have to buckle down tounding, high-definition The allocation of funds has Deciding what programs to to adjust.” pictures and transmitted been reduced because of the cut depends on the classes stu- The school board will make them to Earth. The rover diversion of educational mon- dents sign up for. Forecasting the new budget official later continues it’s mission to ey to other state-funded pro- sheets determine how many in June. The upcoming year’s prepare Mars for human ex- grams, such as corrections and students need a particular class, budget will have an impact, but ploration to this day. human services. so when students choose to for- officials say the cuts are a nec- 5. Sept 11, 2012 – After Administrators predict that go signing up for classes, this essary action for the school to peaceful protests in 2011 class sizes will increase by three affects the calculations for class keep running. were silenced by President Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer Bashar al-Assad’s mili- A TuHS student has no money. Bummer. Budget by the numbers tary forces, the Free Syrian Army formed. Now, an ongoing civil war between al-Assad and his neo-Ba’athist government and oppositionists will decide the country’s fate. 6. October 29, 2012 – Hurricane Sandy ravaged the east coast, left millions without power, and many homeless. Restoration ef- Class forts are still continuing. 7. November 6, 2012 – President Barack Obama was re-elected for his second and final term in office. Obama vows to use his pow- sizes er to try to change and fix America’s socio-economic and political problems. 8. December 14, 2012 – Sixteen mass shootings took place in 2012. Some of the more prominent were the movie theater in Colo- will increase 3 rado and the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, but one that was particu- larly upsetting to the public was the elementary school in Con- necticut. The combined total of mass shooting-related deaths was by students at least 88 last year alone. 9. November 21, 2012 – Casual marijuana use, as well as gay marriage, became legal in certain states in 2012 and 2013. It is now The amount of money legal to smoke marijuana in Colorado and Washington if you are 18 years of age. 10. December 2012 – The U.S. economy nearly approached col- lapse at the end of 2012. The fiscal cliff, the name given to the expi- ration of important economic policies in January 2013, was averted at the last second by bipartisan Congressional lawmakers. needed to keep 11. Feb 5, 2012 – The Baltimore Ravens de- the district feated the San Fran- cisco 49ers, 31-34, at running has increased Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. The by 2.4 power failed for 22 minutes. percent 12. April 15, 2013 – A bomb detonated at the Boston Marathon fin- ish line. One suspect was killed; one was Elective class size Next year’s captured. 13. May 7, 2013 – core Three kidnapped girls were rescued from an for next year: 37.5 Ohio home where they had been held captive estimated class size: 35.5 for a decade. Neighbor Charles Ramsey helped Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer The Boston Marathon was marred by bomb explo- them escape and called sions on April 15, 2013. the police. June 6, 2013 News - 3 Change in standardized assessments will affect graduation rates Connor Thurman not meet requirements for students to be admitted to this as a good thing. By all accounts, a large group of Staff Writer universities. The goal of Common Core State Standards seniors will be heading to college underprepared for The OAKS tests will soon be leaving the Tigard-Tu- is to raise the level at which students are being graded the challenges and courses that they will face. The fact alatin School District for good. OAKS, or the Oregon and to better prepare them for college. that the OAKS test is outdated and lagging behind in Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, which has been Students have already begun weighing in on the content simply puts current seniors at a disadvantage a part of TTSD’s educational platform for years, will issue as it directly affects the younger student body. of not being taught what they might need to know. This be replaced by the Common Core State Standards pro- Freshman Mark Cepeda commented on the issue as is the exact reason for the update in testing standards. gram of Oregon. Oregon is one of 45 states to adopt the someone who will be taking the Common Core tests. Recently, the Tigard-Tualatin School District has Common Core. This change in standardized testing is “I don’t feel like OAKS needs to be replaced, but maintained a relatively high graduation rate among not just a simple change for our district, but rather a na- making classes more rigorous would be a good idea,” schools, but that rate may to fall once these new stan- tion-wide increase in overall difficulty that has caused Cepeda said. dards come into effect. With the higher standards, some concern within the educational community. Cepeda did state that he sees the reasoning behind many students who barely passed OAKS will possi- Tigard-Tualatin Schools have enjoyed a relatively the state’s choice. bly not meet the required levels to pass the Common high education level and a steady college admittance “I understand the reasoning behind making the test- Core State Standards assessments. The first year for full level of late, but the new Common Core State Stan- ing switch, and that as a freshman it is all new to me implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment dards could change that. Currently, OAKS assessments anyway,” Cepeda said. is set for the 2014-15 school year, meaning that these test content standards from 2002 for reading and 2007 Upperclassmen are a bit detached from the whole is- changes are right around the corner. to 2009 for mathematics. These dated tests are gener- sue because they have finished their required tests. But Only time will tell if this change truly improves the ally considered too easy for students, as they often do perhaps seniors heading off to college shouldn’t see knowledge base for future graduates. Increased popularity of High School Completion program causes concern Gabby Marderosian tiny due to the soaring numbers of students applying sitting in a classroom, rather than working in isola- Entertainment Editor to it. tion,” Barnard said. “We probably need to sit down and talk about what Earning credits in high school completion does seem As the end of the school year approaches, seniors the positives are and the negatives,” Principal Darin to be learning in isolation. Most students sit in silence begin to imagine what it will feel like to finally be fin- Barnard said. while on the computer or work quietly on the packets ished with high school. According to the Counseling Nicole Cano, one of the seniors who graduated early specific to the subject they are learning. The atmosphere Department, the number of students finishing high using this program, argues that students in the pro- is very peaceful in the large classroom lined with desk- school using the program called High School Comple- gram receive the same education. top computers and filled with two-person tables. tion more than doubled from last year’s 40 students at “You just go your own way,” Cano said. Due to the changing standards and tests required TuHS. They completed the requirements through Tu- Cano needed 4.5 credits when she entered the pro- for graduation, Barnard is prepared to deal with the alatin High School or through the Durham Center. gram and finished them in time to graduate. Her future increase in students needing an alternative way to To be eligible for this program, seniors near the begin- plans consist of taking a year off to work and then en- graduate. ning of the semester must need five or fewer credits to rolling at Portland Community College. “As the new graduation requirements take effect, we graduate. If they finish these credits, they walk across Some wonder whether students use this as an ap- have to re-evaluate our programs and raise the bar,” the same stage as seniors who graduated through the proach to take the easy way out and be finished with Barnard said. “Unfortunately, we have a lot of bright standard core classes, and they will receive the same all their classes as soon as they can, or if they truly need students who just don’t have the motivation.” diploma. the alternative learning experience. Another concern is Both Barnard and Cano agree that motivation is a One of the downsides to this program is that they’re whether students in high school completion receive the necessity to graduate, whether in high school comple- unable to attend a four-year university directly after same educational benefits as they would in standard tion or in standard classes. high school, though they can attend community col- classes. “You have to make sure that you have the motiva- lege. High school completion is currently under scru- “I think there’s a totally different experience when tion to get through it,” Cano said. 4 - Feature June 6, 2013 Cavassa sets sights on military Students lost during hike gain Ryan Elder Staff Writer came naturally. “Mainly because it’s a family thing. My dad was appreciation for in (the military) and my brother is in right now, and I wanted to do something for my country,” Cavassa said. Cavassa is currently enlisted in the Air Force and has SAR volunteers been since last March. Once he has graduated from Tualatin, he will depart for basic training in July. Cavassa decided early “to relieve stress and to decide early what I wanted to do with my future so that I have a set goal. “ Hannah Smith There are many reasons that Tualatin students have Staff Writer decided to enlist in the different branches of the mili- tary. For Cavassa, it was a mix of several different fac- At approximately 4,000 feet up in the Oregon tors. He hopes to get a job in a Pararescue unit, which Gorge, five students from Tualatin High School re- is the Air Force equivalent of the Special Forces. How- alized they were lost. The plan for a 10-mile hike ever, he isn’t worried if that doesn’t work out. through the Gorge turned into an overnight stay Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer “It really depends if I get a special forces job or not. and a day-long trek through waist-deep snow. Chris Cavassa posing for a picture. Cavassa will begin basic train- If I do then I will stay enlisted for 20 years and then Students Kellen Reid, Elisabeth DeHaan, Aleksey ing in July. retire. Right now, my current job is in aircraft electrical Milekhin, Jasen Armillas and Rigo Rodriguez were and environmental systems. If that is my job, then I will prepared for a sunny day hike, wearing shorts, t- As the year draws to a close, most seniors are pre- probably stay in for six years and then get a job with shirts, and light windbreakers. The mood of the paring for a final summer before departing to college to Boeing,” Cavassa said. hike began to change from optimistic to scared finish their schooling. However, a select few members There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that Cavassa when there was no visible trail for the hikers. of our school are preparing to depart for the military. will find success in the military. We at The Wolf wish “The main problem was the snow... everything One of those students is senior Chris Cavassa. him, and all of the other students headed for the mili- looked the same covered in snow,” avid hiker Reid For Cavassa, the decision to enlist in the military tary, the best of luck. explained. When the students unknowingly passed a trail junction covered in snow, it began to look bleak. School club presidents reflect There were no trails, just uneven terrain, Reid said. “At five or six we found a clearing without any Bella Koessler snow, but everything was so wet we couldn’t start own senior project to help the community; it forces a fire.” Staff Writer them to think about the society they live in. They only had three matches and a limited amount of food. They decided to camp out, and in the morn- Brandon Yee-University of Oregon ing things turned around. No one really slept, but once the sun rose the mood changed from frustra- Q: Why did you want to be FBLA president? tion to optimism. The students could see around A: I wanted to be more involved in the club. them and began to hike down the Gorge further. “When we found a stream my mood was much Q: What is your job as club president? better. I knew most streams in the gorge lead to a A: I meet with officers, assign tasks, handle communi- trail,” Reid said. cating with members, and make sure everything gets Then the students found a trail, and soon after done. they rounded a corner and saw the Search and Res- cue Team. They were taken to the trailhead and met Q: What is the best part about being in the club? up with their parents. This was when the emotions A: I think the best part is getting to know lots of people were released. I wouldn’t have known otherwise. Senior Matthias Weislogel is a former Search and Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Rescue volunteer. He worked mainly in the Wash- Chistine Ho (Left), Brandon Yee (Center) and Aparna Govindan Q: What is the most challenging part of your job? ington County District. He has helped most with (Left) are the presidents of Key Club, NHS and FBLA. A: Definitely getting 100 high school kids to listen and crimes rather than missing hikers. Aparna Govindan-Oregon State University get work done. “Most of the time,” Weislogel stated, “people are missing close to their homes. They go out in late fall Q: What is your job as club president of NHS? when it is still nice, but cold, and get hypothermia.” A. I run meetings, organize some events, make agen- Christine Ho-University of California Berkeley Search and Rescue in the Tualatin Area has helped das for the meetings, and meet with Malone to help the not only hikers, like our students, but also cases of club function. Q: What is your job as Key Club president? missing weapons, children, and security outreach. A: I help mediate dilemmas that arise throughout the Weislogel is no longer a volunteer, but Reid has Q: What do you like most about being the club presi- school year, deal with scheduling conflicts, make sure now been inspired to donate his time to Search and dent? people complete duties and maintain orders, and get Rescue, since the SAR helped him so much. A: I enjoy running a club that allows students to par- people their monthly donut fix. ticipate in local events. Q: What is the most challenging part of your job? Q: What is the most challenging part of your job? A: Keeping the juniors and seniors interested in the A: Keeping people on task, and sometimes encourag- ing people to volunteer is sometimes difficult. Newspaper needs artists, events and trying to create an event that the whole club can participate in. Q: What is the best part about being in the club? web designers and business A: My goal is to make volunteering more accessible for the students at TuHS, so it’s really rewarding to see all gurus! Interested? Come to Room 155! Q: What is your favorite part? the attendance at events. I also like seeing people at our A: I like NHS because it allows students to create their school be proactive and working together. Brencer casts final pearls before TuHS swine Brencer on on-stage nudity, and you want to make sure you’re get from the IB program: Good grades, plenty of sleep, Staff Writers prepared for any unexpected drafts when you receive and a healthy social life. The only catch is, you can your diploma. only pick two. Good luck! What do Brencer do in their spare time? Whom should I invite to my graduation party? During finals week, how much sleep should I be get- The first thing you need to know about Brenc- You should make a point not to invite linger- ting? Also, how much coffee is too much coffee? er is that we do everything together. By which I mean ers or food grabbers. Food grabbers are the kind of First of all, there is no such thing as too much we are surgically joined at the hip. This lends itself mooches you don’t want, ‘cause all they care about is coffee. Second, if you have a big test first thing in the some problems when it comes to activities, especially da food. Grandparents are usually a good idea, since morning, you should either go for the full eight hours when riding bikes and using the restroom. But most they usually come standard with cards full of money of sleep or none at all. If it’s later in the day, go for of the time we braid each other’s hair and argue about and/or hard candies. the average time highschoolers sleep (5 hours), and which Radiohead album is the best. then try and doze during the study period for team Should I do full I.B.? I’m pretty busy as it is, but I’m sports. What should I wear for graduation? seriously considering during full I.B. anyway. What Well, you should start by making sure your do you think? Can I still have a social life? -Thanks for the year of advising, xo Brencer genitals are properly covered. Society tends to frown I’ve always said there are three things you can June 6, 2013 Feature - 5 Senior art shows display Timberwolf talent Photos by Sam Aplin & Hannah Smith Photo Editor & Staff Photographer Mosaic dresser top by Olivia Schrimp Watercolor by Hannah Smith Eloise Loen & Olivia Schrimp Portrait and jewelry by Mollie Freel Oil painting by Hannah Smith Drawings by various artists High school “Chopped” cooking Graduates plan final competition comes to Tualatin journeys with friends Madison Goforth Krista Zobrist tion. cause you knew everyone was Staff Writier Junior Farah Abu-Khater watching you.” Staff Writer As seniors’ high school careers come to an end, many have won the competition and was Another contestant, sopho- Three students competed in a begun to plan a summer full of independence and adventures awarded a set of knives as well more Maddy Casey, prepared culinary arts competition with before starting their new lives in the fall, whether that be col- as a chance to go to Washing- pan-fried chicken, steamed as- Food Network’s Maneet Chau- lege or entering the work force. ton, D.C., to cook with one of paragus, and gnocchi. She plans han from the show “Chopped” “It’s going to be freaking awesome,” senior Sarah Paul said. the featured chefs from the to go to a culinary institute after on May 7. The students each In the past, Tualatin High School graduates have gone on a White House Chef Tour. high school. cooked a dish and were ap- multitude of different road trips the summer after graduation. “I was really surprised, but it “I feel like I belong in the proved to compete by culinary This summer, right after graduation, Nicole Janes, Sarah Paul, was really exciting,” Abu-Khat- kitchen. It’s like my second arts teacher Heidi Larson. Rachel Gifford, and Emily Wisler have planned a group trip to er said. home,” Casey said. Chauhan was on a tour and Disneyland. Abu-Khater made grilled Sophomore Gabe Jensen came to schools that teach “I am most excited to spend time with my best friends in cheese with a butternut squash made an Asian turkey wrap the Prostart curriculum to the happiest place on earth, to go on tons of crazy rides and to soup. Her panini press got stuck with cashew sauce for the com- host a high school edition of meet Disney princesses,” Paul said. the last two minutes of the com- petition. It is a dish he has made “Chopped.” Tualatin’s edition This summer trip that is taken after students finish their final petition, which was stressful, with his mom. will be will be considered for year of high school is not only a time to enjoy their new found but she learned to manage her “I learned that winning isn’t the show. independence, but also to spend times with friends that they time. everything and that the experi- About 60 students, parents may not see for a while. “It was really stressful be- ence was enough,” Jensen said. and teachers came to watch the “After graduation I want to go to the happiest place on earth cause you knew everyone was “I never knew I could make it students prepare a dish of their with the people that make me happiest,” senior Emily Wisler watching you,” Abu-Khater because of my disabilities, but it choice in a 40-minute competi- said. said. “It was also exciting be- was a big step for me.” In the fall, Gifford will be going to Texas Christian Univer- The contestants said the sity, Janes will be going to Seattle Pacific, Paul will be going to environment at the com- Colgate, and Wisler will be going to Oregon State University. petition was quiet, stress- With everyone going their separate ways next year, having one ful and nerve-racking. All last hurrah with their high school buds will give them memo- the people watching, along ries that they will remember for the rest of their lives. with the crunch for time, “I’m excited to spend quality time with three of the greatest,” made for a difficult com- senior Rachel Gifford said. petition that taught them Janes, Gifford, Wisler, and Paul plan to arrive at the park on a lot. June 11 after graduation and will be there through June 13. “I learned that you have “We’re just going be there all hours that the park is open, all to be really organized and the days that we are there,” Wisler said. keep your head in what Similiary, after graduation seniors Jen Williams and Heidi you’re doing,” Casey said. Peterson are going to Maui, Hawaii. All these students have “We’re going ziplining and surfing,” Williams said. a love and talent for cook- This trip was a senior present from Williams’ dad. They are ing. The competition was a planning on staying in Maui for seven days and they will be great opportunity for them leaving Tuesday, June 11. to use all the knowledge Williams will be attending the University of Oregon next they have learned in culi- year. nary arts. 6-Features June 6, 2013 Class of 2013 valedictorians exceed expectations Delaney Bigelow, Bella Koessler, Sahar Petri, Kyle George-Gonzaga University Eloise Loen-University of Washing- Krista Zobrist What was your most difficult class that almost broke your 4.0? Spanish 3 ton Staff Writers with Osorio What’s your favorite high school memory? Winning Who was your most Districts with Mollie Freel and going to state for ten- Tanner Mitton- Serving as a Church influential teacher? nis. Missionary Tryon Thompson Any words of wisdom you’d like to pass on to fel- Any words of wisdom you’d like to pass on to fellow If you were a type of low students? Get in- students? Skip occasionally. food, what type of volved and do things What was your most difficult class that almost broke food would you be? that you love. your 4.0? Junior IB English Steak What was your most If your life had a What major do you difficult class that al- theme song what plan on going into? most broke your 4.0? would it be? Call Finance at Gonzaga IB English 12. Yikes. Me Maybe What’s the big- Who was your Who was your gest lesson you’ve biggest supporter most influential learned? Suns out, throughout the teacher? Schmidt guns out last four years? My Who was your parents. They always biggest support- support everything er throughout the Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor I’ve done. Photo by Sam Aplin/ Photo Editor last four years? What major do you My mom Nicholas Cross-Oregon State plan on going into? Biomedical Engineering Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor University Sarah Paul-Colgate University Any words of wisdom you’d like to pass on to fel- What’s your favorite high school memory? Probably Katie Moshofsky-Smith College low students? all the stuff I have done as part of the equestrian team. If you could have one Doing home- I have loved making the most amazing friends and person narrate your life work actually being able to share my life who would it be? helps with them. I will always Morgan Freeman... duh! What was your remember all the crazy Who was was your most most difficult things we have done to- influential teacher? class that almost gether.Who was was your Mrs. Childers from fresh- broke your 4.0? most influential teacher? man advanced biology Every year of Mrs. Lacy was amazing. and Strachan from ad- English She taught me to love vanced U.S. history If your life had English and was altogether What major do you plan a theme song, awesome! She has helped on going into? what would it me so much with college Biology/animal sciences be? Highway to and I am so thankful to Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor What’s the biggest les- Hell have had her as a teacher! son you’ve learned? Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Who was your Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Also Mrs. Gorka and Mrs. You decide your grade; most influential Tompkins have taught me if you’re willing to put in the time, anyone can get teacher? Murray so much and I absolutely love their classes! a 4.0! (even me) What major do you plan on going into? Chemical What major do you plan on going into? Neurosci- Engineering ence Mikayla Ngo-University of Oregon Ryan Elder-George Fox University What’s your favorite high school memory? Senior Night for Basketball What was your most difficult class that almost broke your 4.0? Advanced What was your most difficult class that freshman English; I went into almost broke your 4.0? Advanced fresh- the last day of school with an man English 89%. Who was your most influential teacher? Who was your most influential Salisbury teacher? Schmidt If you could hang out with any fictional Who was your biggest sup- character, who would you be? Sheldon porter throughout the last four Cooper years? My parents Who was your biggest supporter What major do you plan on go- throughout the last four years? My ing into? Engineering parents Any words of wisdom you’d What major do you plan on going into? like to pass on to fellow stu- Environmental Studies dents? Make friends with some What’s the biggest lesson you’ve underclassmen. They aren’t as learned? Don’t procrastinate and get lots bad as everyone thinks. of sleep. Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Rachel Gifford-Texas Christian University Vanessa Chizum-Oregon Institute of What’s your favorite high school memory? Senior Homecoming Technology Any words of wisdom you’d like to pass on to fellow students? Be What’s your favorite high school memory? My favorite memory kind to one another. is winning State this year for FBLA. I was an officer this year and What was your most it was the best experience of my life being a part of this awesome difficult class that al- chapter. most broke your 4.0? IB If your life had a theme song what would it be? “Stronger Senior English (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson. If your life had a theme Who was your most influential teacher? I had Señora Bailey song what would it be? Many the Miles by Sara for Spanish for three years. She is an awesome teacher and Bareilles is always willing to give you a hug when you need it. Courtesy Photo If you could have one person narrate your life Nicole Janes-Seattle Pacific University who would it be? Julie Any words of wisdom you’d like to pass on to fellow stu- Andrews dents? To do their best in school, but that it is more important to Who was was your pursue the things that you love and enjoy every moment. most influential teach- What was your most difficult class that almost broke your er? Schmidt, Gorka, 4.0? Probably either IB Senior English or Calculus. But I almost Tompkins, Kroeger broke my 4.0 in Photo I sophomore year! What major do you Who was your most influential teacher? Rostron was my most plan on going into? Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor influential teacher because of art, but mainly because he was Theater my tennis coach for the past 4 years and taught me so much What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned? It’s not worth it to get through that. worked up over the little things. Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor June 6, 2013 Features - 7 Ainsley Taylor-University of Oregon What’s your favorite high school memory? Receiving a 100% on my last European history essay in Hausman’s class. Any words of wisdom you’d like to pass on to fellow Aidan Grealish-University of Oregon students? Take IB. Getting addicted to adrenaline from What was your most difficult class that almost broke your 4.0? all the stress is fun. IB Spanish III- Languages are definitely not my thing. Who was your biggest supporter throughout the last If you could hang out with any fictional character, who would four years? The authors of the world, aka book writers; it be? Sherlock Holmes or Robert Frobisher. I’m sure no one’s escapism is a great way to deal with all your IB or other- really surprised to hear that, but I’m too invested in both charac- wise related problems. *poker face*. ters to just pick one. They’re both supreme jerks though, so who What major do you plan on going into? Biology, then knows, hanging out with them might actually be a terrible idea! eventually into neuroscience or biomedical engineering. Who was your biggest supporter throughout the last four What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned? Never forget years? My parents who you are. “We are so accustomed to disguise our- have definitely selves to others that in the end we become disguised to helped me out ourselves.” - author François de la Rochefoucauld. Also, a lot, although there is no such thing as too much sleep. Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Malone, Thomp- son, Ros, and Jocelyn Taylor-University of Oregon Schmidt have been What’s your favorite high school memory? I have a lot, but pretty supportive, one memory that jumps out is the monologues we per- too. formed in Mrs. Schmidt’s IB English 11 class, especially with What major do the people who really let go and gave it their all. you plan on going What was your most difficult class that almost broke your into? I’m going 4.0? AP Calculus. to be a digital arts If you were a type of food, what type of food would you major, although I’ll be? A strawberry, because then I would just be chilling on a be on a pre-med sunny patch of ground all day. track, and I plan on If you could hang out with any fictional character, who going to medical would that be? The Weasley Twins. They could give me all school. sorts of nifty tricks that identical twins can play on people. Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor What major do you plan on going into? Biology Photo by Sam Aplin/ Photo Editor Retiring teachers reflect on their time at TuHS Yarden Shnayder This year we are seeing a lot more retiring teachers than we have in years past. As the year comes to a close and some teachers wrestle with the tough decision of retirement, we interviewed a few retiring/leaving staff members to give us Staff Writer perspective on how they may feel about leaving TuHS and moving on with their lives. Although these are only a few of our retiring staff members, we extend our goodbyes to those that were not recognized, and wish them the best. Marilyn Schmidt, Language Arts Q: How do you feel about retiring? A: I have mixed feelings. I always want to Dori Becker, Library Al Spencer, Social Studies be connected to students. Q: What are you looking forward to after retiring? Q: What are you going to miss about working at TuHS? Q: What will you miss the most about A: Spending time with my husband. We have been A: The students, the intellectual exercise, that I have every day TuHS? married 44 years, and we have never been together with students, A: I will miss the students the most, but I 24/7, so we are both looking forward to that. Plus Q: What will you not miss about working at TuHS? won’t miss grading papers. having unlimited time with grandkids. A: Showing up at 7 o’clock in the morning. I’ll be able to stay Q: What are you looking forward to Q: What are you not looking forward to about retir- home have some coffee and read the newspaper. Maybe watch after retiring? ing? CNN, and go on OPB. A: Family, friends and traveling. A: I don’t know what’s going to start my brain be- Q: What are you looking forward to about retiring? cause when I open the door and I come in here and A: I get a chance to go visit my grandkids down in California. start helping students, that’s when I really wake up. Q: What are you going to miss the most about working at TuHS? A: I will miss all of you guys. Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor After this school year ends, Al Spencer will visit family in California. Erin Handy, Special Education Q: How do you feel about retiring? A: I’m ecstatic. Q: What will you miss the most about TuHS? Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor A: Being around the students, but I’ve been doing this 44 years, Marilyn Schmidt prepares to clean out her class- Dori Becker has been teaching for 44 years. After she leaves so I just like high school. I’ve been stuck in high school since ’69. room at the end of the year. She will miss spending Tualatin High School, she looks forward to spending time with her Q: What are the first things you will do once you retire? time with students. family. A: I’m going to start painting again. My husband and I are both retiring. He is 81 and still working. We are going to take some Shoshana Shuval, time together. We haven’t had a honeymoon yet, so we may take ELL Instructional Aid a honeymoon. Q: What is the first thing you are going to do Q: What will you not miss about TuHS? when you retire? A: The way things are changing and workloads are evolving, I A: The next day is my son’s birthday. Then on won’t miss being here late hours and coming in early. June 21, my daughter is getting married, and then I will be putting my house up for sale, so I’m go- ing for a whole new life. Q: What will you miss the most about TuHS? A: I will miss my students. Q: What will you not miss about TuHS? A: The bells. Q: What is something you aren’t looking for- ward to about retiring? A: Probably when I start hanging out with people my own age, they are going to seem boring next to teenagers. Photo by Sam Aplin/ Photo Editor Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Erin Handy is preparing to leave Tualatin High School at the end of this school Shoshana Shuval will celebrate family events and sell her year. She is looking forward to being able to spend more time with her husband. home after leaving Tualatin High School. 8 - Entertainment June 6, 2013 Students share their favorite soundtrack songs Jaz Tojong Nikos Jordan Staff Writer Freshman Movie: The Lord of the Rings Favorite song on soundtrack: “Evenstar”-composed by Howard Shore “All the soundtracks from The Lord of the Rings are really amazing.” Photo provided by IMDb Kim Colisch Elijah Raffo Photo provided by IMDb Senior Sophomore Movie: Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Cas- The Great Gatsby pian Favorite song on soundtrack: Favorite song on soundtrack: “A Little Party Never Hurt Anybody” “The Call” -Regina Spektor -Fergie “It has great lyricism that conveyed “It has a lot of meaning. It’s like a ‘goodbye for now, but not forever’ one of the main messages of The Great song, which really fit well with the Gatsby.” Photo provided by IMDb movie.” Linda Guillen Junior Movie: The Wolf The Wolf is an open forum. All editorials featured Growing Up in this paper are the opinion of the majority of the staff and appear unsigned. Opinions expressed do Favorite Song on soundtrack: not necessarily represent the opinions of the Tigard- Tualatin School District, the Tualatin High School administration or the staff. “Jezebel” -Two Hours Traffic Letters to the editor will be printed as written, ex- I cept in the case of obscenities, libelous information, or personal attack. Numerous letters on the same “ t’s very upbeat, catchy and easy to topic will be printed as space allows. Minor grammar sing along to. It made me connect with and spelling corrections will be made but the let- ter’s content will not be altered. All letters must the movie and its characters.” be signed. Names will be withheld upon request. “Breaking Bad” returns for Advertising Rates: The standard advertising rate is $6 per column inch. Various discounts are available. The Wolf is published seven times per school year highly-anticipated season finale by Eagle Web Press. Editors-in-Chief Aparna Govindan Mary! Ruiz News Editor Emily Bartlett Brenn Borror Features Editor Tobin Carlberg The Fold Editor Sierra Katarzy Staff Writer Forums Editor Monica Nunan Entertainment Editor Gabby Marderosian AMC has announced that “Breaking Bad” will re- son’s path to becoming a hero, it’s the opposite. This Sports Editor Carissa Grouell turn on Sunday, August 11 at 9 p.m. EST. This season makes it more intriguing to me. I want to learn more Humor Editor Ross Karapondo is highly anticipated, as it is the show’s final season. about Hank. On the surface he seems like a big crass Copy Editor Carissa Grouell The final eight episodes of season five will also be brute, but through seasons four and five, the depth Social Media Editor Jamie Perry Web Support Tyler Zalewski paired with a talk show called “Talking Bad.” “Talk- of his character is shown more which makes the dy- Business Manager Sahar Petri ing Bad” is a live show that will discuss the conclu- namic between he and Walt more interesting.” Photo Editor Sam Aplin sion of the show in depth for fans and will air directly Gilligan has made a point to explain that the show Photographer Hannah Smith after “Breaking Bad.” will be entirely resolved to reassure any worried fans. Staff Writers Delaney Bigelow, Bobby Black, Brenn Borror, Max Casey, Dominique Ehmig, The drama has won Emmy, Critics Choice, Writers “Anyone anxious that there won’t be enough reso- Ryan Elder, Madison Goforth, Guild and Television Critics Association awards over lution at the end of these eight episodes can rest as- Ellen Green, Spencer Herriges, the last five seasons. Recently, co-star Aaron Paul, who sured that the story very much reaches a resolution,” Christine Ho, Ryan Houlberg, plays the character Jesse Pinkman, won an Emmy for Gilligan said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “It Bella Koessler, Logan Myers, Ashlynn Schmitt, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama. This was will not end in any kind of open-ended sense.” Yarden Shnayder, Zackery Thompson, his second time winning this award for the same role. This information is sure to excite any “Breaking Connor Thurman, Jaz Tojong, The first portion of season five held many dramatic Bad” fans that were worried that the show, filled with Jane Westenhaver, Krista Zobrist and important moments. There were plot twists and so much drama, wouldn’t be fully resolved in its final Adviser Lisa Lacy tense situations, which are what many fans have come eight episodes. to expect from the show. The director, Vince Gilligan, “I feel sad about it being the last season, but I’m Direct all correspondence to: left viewers with a cliffhanger that will most certainly relieved that they’re not going to try to drag on the The Wolf make for a tense finale. show. It has an ending point. Too much of a good Tualatin High School 22300 SW Boones Ferry Rd. “I’m most excited about finding out what’s going to thing isn’t always good,” McKean said. Tualatin, OR 97062 happen after seeing the cliffhanger at the end of last Tune in at 9 p.m. EST, August 11 to watch the pre- (503) 431-5751 season,” senior David McKean said. “Breaking Bad is miere episode of the final installments of AMC’s unconventional because instead of following a per- “Breaking Bad.” June 6, 2013 Entertainment - 9 Summer movie must sees Gatsby suceeds in Delaney Bigelow Staff writer delighting viewers Jaz Tojong Monsters University Staff Writer The furry, loveable characters Sully and Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc. are back in this prequel where viewers get to see Baz Luhrmann’s adapta- ing job of fulfilling and dis- where and how it all began. Many of the students of Tualatin tion of The Great Gatsby viv- playing the intensity of the High School are more excited about the movie than most chil- idly captures the very essence characters that Fitzgerald cre- dren. of the classic tale ated. “I want to see that so bad! My favorite childhood movie has written by F. Scott DiCaprio’s always been Monters Inc. and now that they’re coming out with a Fitzgerald. portrayal of Jay prequel, my life is complete,” sophomore Sydney Jones said. Photo provided by IMDb The blockbuster Gatsby defi- movie, starring nitely deserves The Heat Leonardo Caprio, Di- Tobey an Oscar award. Even the mov- Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock star in this comedy where they act as two cops with very different personalities who MaGuire and ie’s soundtrack must work together. Carey Mulligan, is a success and “Sandra and Melissa are both very funny ladies; obviously this effectively com- includes hit is going to be hilarious,” junior Nicole Meyer said. bines strik- songs by Photo provided by IMDb ing visual Lana Del effects, Rey, Jay- Mortal Instuments: City of Bones dynamic Z, Flor- Based on the best-selling series by Cassandra Clare, City of perfor- ence + Bones is about Clary (Lilly Collins), a teen who discovers her role mances The Ma- in a supernatural world after her mother is abducted by a demon. a n d chine and The student responses about the movie don’t seem positive: power- The Xx. “The preview doesn’t look a lot like the actual book,” freshman ful mu- T h e Collin Beikman said. sic to m u s i c “I read the books and they were really good, but I saw the pre- create a fit per- view and it definitely doesn’t look as good,” junior Ashley Korn movie that Graphic by Yarden Schnayder fectly with said. engages the the movie Find out for yourself if the movie really is true to the book. Photo provided by IMDb audience and meets the expec- and gave the film its finishing tations of those who have read touch. Man of Steel and enjoyed the book. Overall, the movie earned This movie is another take on the Marvel comic that is suppos- The whole production of the a well-deserved 4.5 out of 5. edly fresh and different from previous Superman movies. Clark movie is a sensational won- The Great Gatsby is a must- Kent, the main character, is played by Henry Cavill and Amy derland that leaves you with a see, and even if you have not Adams will star as Lois Lane. burning desire to wear a glam- yet read the book (which you “I’m very excited for this one. I’m really into superhero movies orous feather boa and party should, because it’s great!), so I will definitely see it,” junior Nicole Meyer said. for the rest of the night. you are sure to enjoy every- Hopes are high for this new DC movie that will set the tone for Each actor did an outstand- thing the movie has to offer. upcoming DC films. Photo provided by IMDb Farewell playlists: Reflections of high school Courtesy Photo Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Photo by Sam Aplin/ Photo Editor Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor Mary Ruiz Spencer Herriges Logan Podpora Abbie Howard Maureen Ochs 1. “This must be the place 1. “Muscle ‘n Flo” - Menomena 1. Madlib – “Stepping into 1. “Where We Gonna Go From 1. “How Can you swallow (Naïve Melody)” – The tomorrow” Here” – Matt Kearney so much sleep” – Bombay Talking Heads 2. “Longevity” - Yeasayer Bicycle Club 2. Nujabes – “Reflection Eter- 2. “Waltzing Past the Grave” – 2. “Surgeon” – St. Vincent 3. “Giving Up the Gun” - Vam- nal” Jay Clifford 2. “Diane Young” – Vampire pire Weekend Weekend 3. “Michicant” – Bon Iver 3. Corn Truise – “Glawio” 3. “Easy Lucky Free” – Bright 4. “Laughing With a Mouth of Eyes 3. “Pompeii” – Bastille 4. “Teenage Riot” – Sonic Blood” - St. Vincent 4. Luisine – “Another tomor- Youth row” 4. “Furr” – Blitzen Trapper 4. “Next to me” – Emeli Sande 5. “Dirt” - Tobacco 5. “Mercy” – G.O.O.D Music 5. Bon Iver – “Wolves (Act I 5. “Never Alone” – Sean Hayes 5. “Comme Des Enfants” – ft. Kanye West 6. “Street Fighting Man” - The and II)” Coeur de pirate Rolling Stones 6. “The Good Times Are Killing 6.“Fasting in San Francisco” – 6. Harmonium – “Dixie (Sum- Me” – Modest Mouse 6. “Fred Astaire” – San Cisco Y La Bamba 7. “Take on the World” - mer)” Wavves 7. “Drop Out/The So Un- 7. “Mountaintop” – The city 7.“Ready, Able” – Grizzly 7. Santana – “Just in time to see known” – Jack’s Mannequin harmonic Bear 8. “The Sun” - Portugal. The the sun” Man 8. “Fergalicious” – Fergie 8. “World News” – Local Na- 8.“Anthems for a Seventeen 8. The Samuel Jackson five – tives Year-Old Girl” – Broken 9. “Rill Rill” - Sleigh Bells “Never ending now” 9. “Feel Good Inc.” – Gorillaz Social Scene 9. “We Don’t Eat “– James Vin- 10. “Desert God” - Sleepy Sun 9. Genesis – “Los Endos” 10. “Banana Pancakes” – Jack cent Mcmorrow 9. “Hellhole Ratrace” – Girls Johnson 10. 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Sports June 6, 2013 Tualatin athletes show sucess through sports Christine Ho nior Jon Fishback, who will be ball,” Fishback revealed. Staff Writer playing baseball next year at Girls’ Golf Tualatin High students have Linfield, elaborated on the team For girls’ golf this season, been perserverant in reaching dynamic this year. the ladies were undefeated in both personal goals and team “The team is really tight and league, even though the team goals. Each team has hardwork- close. Even though we are los- was faced with numerous inju- ing players and coaches that ing a lot of seniors, they have ries. At state, the team got eighth help contribute to their sucess enough kids to come back and place out of 12 teams, which is through each season. Spring make a strong season next better than they expected, and sports such as Baseball, Girl’s year,” said Fishback, who has junior Hayley Mortensun was Golf, Girl’s Tennis, Softball, been on the team since fresh- able to get fourth at state. All the Boy’s Tennis have displayed the man year. girls scored their personal best dedication that the students put The team had a tournament when practicing at the course into their teams. during Spring Break in Arizona before state, and they were able Baseball this year, where they lost two shoot what they normally shoot The team slogan for boys’ games. However, ever since the at state. Sophomore Mandy baseball this year was “Cher- trip, the team has been playing Pozo also accomplished great ish your boys.” The team had really well. personal achievements through a slow start this year but had “I will miss everyone on the the season. a huge winning streak, which team; it was fun while it lasted. “I improved a lot over the will hopefully carry into play- Also, the girls in high school season and dropped my score Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer offs that started on May 20. Se- liked me more because of base- about ten strokes. During the end of season, I was fighting Senior Eloise Loen prepares to serve. Loen played singles during the season and doubles during Districts and State. over the number four and five spots,” said Pozo. The team was really close this we can play. When we play Koessler (doubles), and Taylor year compared to past years, Glenco, I think we will beat Barnes (singles) were able to go in Pozo’s opinion, because the them, which is our biggest com- to state. Freel went undefeated team had nicknames and loved petition,” mentioned Senior as singles the entire season, but hanging out with each other. Sarah Trumbo. “Also, shout decided to play doubles for dis- “The team was a lot more fun out to the freshmen who have tricts with Loen, a good friend, and less stressful than in the stepped up to the plate, made to see if they could get further past. It’s been the closest team great plays when we needed together. The girls were also for a while,” mentioned Pozo. them to and made great hits able to really bonded while at a Next year, the team hopes and catches.” tournament in Bend and spent everyone comes back in league With the young team, they time together off the court, and keeps in touch over the hope to only get better. There along with their annual tradi- year. were a lot of good hitters and tion of having dinner at Coach Softball fielders this year and with ev- Rostron’s house. On the softball team, hitting eryone coming up. It will just “I think they will do really has been improved while they get better and better. well; there are definitely people learn how to get ahead of the Girls’ Tennis that have potential to be leaders game early. One of the key mo- This year, girls’ tennis was on the team, and they under- ments of the season was when able to bring home the League stand how the team works to they beat Forest Grove at For- championship for the 13th year make it successful. Ros leads us est Grove in the seventh inning. in a row. Not only did the team really well and helps us to have Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer They were down but they came win districts, but doubles team the right mindset. We have a Sophomore Karter Cook practices his pitches. The baseball team will lose a lot of seniors back when it was 2-0. They end- Eloise Loen and Mollie Freel perfect combination of working this spring, but is looking forward to another strong season next year. ed the game with a score of 2-3. won the doubles championship really hard but having a ton of “I think we will go deep into match. Freel and Loen, (dou- fun,” Freel said. playoffs if we play at the level bles) Nicole Janes and Bella Tualatin High sports highlights, 2012-2013 Bella Koessler and Goessens and Jeff and John Madison Goforth Whitaker and sophomore Kel- Staff Writers len Poti. Walther and Summers placed sixth and Jeff Whitaker took Tualatin High School athlet- fourth at the State competition. ics had a great year full of many accomplishments and state ap- Track pearances. Those sports includ- The track team sent eight ed girls’ tennis, water polo, and people to state including senior swimming along with cheer- Emily Wisler for long jump and leading, wrestling, and track. triple jump, senior Beau Kenne- Great job to everyone who dy for triple jump, juniors Laura contributed to these teams suc- Taylor and Lauren Balsinger for cesses. pole vault, junior Ryan Wisner for high jump, junior Garrison Girls’ Tennis Saina for shot put, sophomore The Tualatin girls’ tennis team Matthew Lovos for the 3000 and won league yet again for the 1500 meter and freshman Kari- 13th time in a row. At the dis- na Moreland for triple jump. trict tournament, seniors Mollie Wisler took fourth for triple Freel and Eloise Loen took the jump, Taylor won the pole vault championship. They sent five event and Wisner took fourth players to state, including Freel, for the high jump. Loen, Bella Koessler, Nicole Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer Janes and Taylor Barnes. Senior Kyle Gager practices intervals on the TuHS track. Gager was an important member of the track team during the spring season. Girls’ Swimming Girls’ swimming won dis- Water Polo tricts this year and were un- This year, the girls’ water Abbie Howard. to take fourth at the National great season this year. They beat defeated in league. They sent polo team took second at the Competition. The squad is los- Newberg for the first time in the freshman Teagan Goforth, state tournament. Though they Cheer ing two seniors: Megan Perkins school’s history. They sent eight sophomores Ashley Tam and put up a good fight at the state This year’s cheerleading and Nicole Krill. boys to state, including seniors Kristian Kotchik, junior Alyssa tournament, they fell to New- squad was very successful. Cody Summers, Kenny Wal- Fuji and senior Christine Ho to berg in the final round at state. They took second in the State Wrestling ther and Kage Wabaunsee, ju- the state tournament. Fuji took This year the girls are losing competition and then went on The wrestling team had a niors Franklin Giannone, Luke fifth at state in the 500 freestyle. two seniors, Sarah Visse and June 6, 2013 Sports - 13 Athletes commit to colleges in California, Oregon Ashlynn Schmitt Staff Writer Britta Hall Q: Where are you going to college? A: I am going to San Jose State University. Q: City and state? A: San Jose, CA Q: What sport? A: Basketball Q: What are you looking forward to in college? A: I am looking forward to obviously playing basketball because being able to play at the division 1 level has always been a dream of mine for a very long time. But other than that I am excited to meet new people and be in the sun. Q: What will you miss most about high school athletics? A: What I’ll miss the most is the friendships I have developed with my team and coaches. Also being able to play with my sister Madison. Not a lot of athletes get to say they played with not only their sister but their best friend. So that is going to be missed a lot. Q: What scholarship did you receive? Photo by Hannah Smith/ Photographer A: I was given a full ride scholarship. Britta Hall relaxes before graduation. Britta Hall Hall will be attending the San Jose State University next fall. Madeline Powelson Q: Where are you going to college? A: Dominican University of California. Q: City and state? A: San Rafael, CA Q: What sport will you be playing? A: Volleyball. Q: What are you looking forward to in college? A: I am looking forward to being in a warm state and meeting new people while I am fulfilling lifelong goal of playing college volleyball. Q: What will you miss most about high school athletics? A: I will miss the support of the student body and knowing everyone in the community. I will also really miss playing softball. Q: What scholarship did you receive? Photo by Hannah Smith / Photographer A: 85% covered by my athletic scholarship and the rest is covered by an academic scholarship. Powelson wears a sweathshirt with her college’s team name on it . Powelson will be to. attening the university of Dominican University of California next fall. Kelsey Wagner Q: Where are you going to college? A: University of San Francisco. Q: What sport will you be playing? A: Soccer Q: What are you looking forward to in college? A: I am looking forward to playing college soccer and living the college life. I am excited to start a nursing career as well. Q: What will you miss most about high school athletics? A: I am going to miss the seniors on the team that I have been with all of high school. I will miss them the most. Q: What scholarship did you receive? A: I received a quarter scholarship. Photo by Sam Aplin / Photographer Kelsey Wagner smiles for the camera. Wagner will be attending the University of San Fran- cisco next fall. Kayla Moore Q: Where are you going to college? A: Linfield College Q: City and state? A: McMinnville, OR Q: What sport will you be playing? A: Cross-country and track. Q: What are you looking forward to in college? A: I’m looking forward to meeting new people and taking classes I want to take, not ones that I’m forced to. Of course my sport, too. Q: What will you miss most about high school athletics? A: I will miss how they are more relaxed and how they are more of the try-your-best-and-have-f un-with-it type of setting. Photo by Hannah Smith/ Photographer Q: What scholarship did you receive? Kayla Moore smiles on a windy day outside of the school. Moore would be at- tending Linfield College in Oregon next fall. A: I received an academic scholarship of $15,000 per year. 14 - Forums June 6, 2013 Four things that everyone needs to know in life Carissa Grouell making friends. But how long that other people that truly understand Portland Community College will it last? people find you. Everyone has moments of There is nothing worse than immensely insecurity. Everyone feels alone. Every student has been giv- pretending to be someone you annoying or Everyone is weird. It’s just a en the same advice, year after are not. Contrived personali- frustrating, matter of finding the people year, in an attempt to segue ties and interests will fool no such as en- that are weird in the same ways them through the hell that is one and will only make you feel gaging in rest- you are. I promise, they are out high school. While all advice- trapped and alone. room vandal- there. You will find them. givers have pure intentions at 2) A-holes will be a-holes. ism or the use 4) Learn from mistakes, heart, high school will always There are people in this world of improper don’t regret them. Screwing be an institution of cruelty and that even the most colorful grammar and up is inevitable. The moments hostility, no matter how much language cannot properly de- punctuation. I’ve learned from most in high advice is given. However, after scribe. Unfortunately, there Or perhaps school are the moments I look experiencing all four years of is not much that can be done Courtesy Photo your differ- back on and cringe over: mo- this school, I have gathered a for these people. If you are ence is some- ments when I was wildly inap- few pieces wisdom that I have are a-holes. The best thing to do like me, you will feel the con- thing far more serious. propriate, situations I handled discovered through my many is avoid a-holes, and find joy in stant obligation to try to amend Maybe you are gay. Maybe poorly, and many moments quests and travels, and wish to knowing that they will forever them, or enlighten them or you suffer from depression. when I flat out failed at some- bestow upon you. live sad, lonely, disappointing maybe just beat the #@&* out Maybe you have an incred- thing. Embrace the failure. 1) Be yourself. Though it is little lives. of them. This never works. You ibly difficult time controlling Finally, if you must vandal- cliche advice, it is perhaps the 3) The people that really mat- see, most a-holes do not realize your emotions. Tolerance is one ize, at least do it in a way that most important. It is easy to ter are the people that truly un- they are a-holes, a massive con- thing, but acceptance is anoth- is grammatically correct. My sit and pretend for the sake of derstand. There is no point in tributing factor as to why they er. Do not settle for people who sincere thanks to everyone, for- denying the fact that no one is Summer anticipation will merely tolerate you. Find ever. perfect. You probably do things Ashlynn Schmitt Staff Writer myself. No matter what I have planned for summer, my fam- Slow down and enjoy life as it is room, those moments Everyone looks forward to ily is always involved. We do ground me and remind the summer to go downtown everything together because me that there is more to and do crazy things. Sum- we have the room to do what life than my busy sched- mer is completely different to we please. There are no wor- ule. me than most people. For me, ries about how much noise we High school is an in- summer means staying out make or how many people we credibly busy time. Ev- late in the country and doing have over for barbeques. eryone spends all of their crazy things. There is so much more free- time telling you to get This summer I will be mov- dom in the country. Going out involved, but nobody ex- ing back to Gresham to live on 4-wheelers, or leaving to go plains how you are sup- with my mom and the family I to the river and wake-board- posed to maintain your left behind when I transferred ing are just some of things sanity while doing 15 ac- to Tualatin last year. For the that go on on a daily basis. tivities in addition to IB past 17 years I have lived in Getting dirty, laying out in the classes and a sport. The the same house in Gresham. sun, doing whatever comes to key is to find the relief in Every summer was the same, mind is just the best feeling. perspective. Take an hour though: driving around blast- Knowing that I can just go in and catch up with a friend ing music and being with the my backyard and go shooting Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor that you have not seen in a ones I love. Whether it is fam- as a stress reliever is great, as while. Find out what they ily or friends I was never by are hunting with my family, Ryan Elder This approach means that I then going to our property in George Fox University tend to spend a lot of time run- are up to, and it might help re- Prineville to go camping. I am the type of person ning from one activity to anoth- mind you that there is a great The city, on the other hand, who enjoys a certain amount er. It can also suck the fun out big world out there and your is fun on some occasions. The of chaos in my life. Very few of almost anything. All of a sud- activities are not the only thing city is great for going shop- times is a project finished be- den, it becomes less about what in the world. I am doing and more about how “But Ryan!” you might say. ping, or when I do not know fore the last minute, and my “I have too much on my plate what else to do at home ex- family has begun to ignore my fast I can get it done. cept walk around. Getting panicked exclamations that, “I The moments that I have to possibly take time to talk to all dressed up and going out will never finish this in time!” treasured the most in my high someone!” Well, I hate to break with some friends instead of It is those moments that have school experience are the mo- it to you, but mental break- getting dirty and going mud- led me to produce some of the ments when I have slowed downs take time too. A 15 min- ding is sometimes an alter- work of which I am most proud down and spent time talking ute conversation is a small sac- nate, although I would much of. I have been able to cram with someone. Whether it was rifice for a better high school rather stay out, go mudding my schedule full of activities, time spent talking on an air- experience, so take some time and relax than at a campfire. whether they are academic, plane or a quick conversation and go have a conversation. Photo by Sam Aplin / Photo Editor choral or sports related. with someone in the weight High school: a time to discover yourself amongst others meant that rather avoid in en me a course in life towards Connor Thurman I had an the future, and which to strive. University of Oregon opportu- I am definitely Along with the classes that After four years of walking nity to meet thankful for have shaped me, out-of-class through the halls of Tualatin plenty of that. If I have activities have made an un- High School, I like to think that new people any advice for mistakable impact on my life. I have learned valuable les- and make younger stu- Clubs, sports and any other af- sons both in and out of class. I a plethora dents when it ter school activity can allow you have committed the Pythago- of new comes to class- to meet new people and learn rean theorem to memory and friends. es, it is to en- new skills in environments not now know that when someone Four years joy our selec- offered inside the classroom. has a gun to my back, I need to later, I can tion of elective FBLA has expanded my inter- surrender. Every single thing proudly courses, in- est in the field of business and learned and everything I have say that I cluding busi- given me valuable insight into experienced in high school has have made ness, arts and the professional world. Knowl- its value as I move forward friendships physical edu- edge gained in clubs and sports with my life. and memo- cation. These is irreplaceable for all students It seems like only a short ries that Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer electives can because the lessons and skills while ago that a tentative fresh- will last a lifetime. teach you valuable life skills gained translate directly into man walked through the doors Not only have I grown up time in our lives, and I know but also help guide you toward adult life. of TuHS for the first time. Some in a social way, but of course that I have been shaped for what you want to pursue in life. All of these things I have ex- of my best friends attended Ti- in an educated way. I truly be- the better. Some classes taught The business department here perienced the last four years gard, which put me in a very lieve that these years shape me what I love, while others at Tualatin has shown me what were invaluable to me, and will daunting position. But that also who we all are more than any helped me learn what I would my biggest passion is and giv- remain invaluable to future classes of students. June 6, 2013 Forum - 15 How to start loving yourself during high school Tips for Dominique Ehmig University of Oregon Maybe your peers look down upon you and taunt you because they feel like their lack of at- surviving high school High school makes you hate traction to your appearance yourself. That is a known fact. If is reason for bullying. you have made it through the year The next step is to own without at least once thinking you your ugly. Be proud of your were the dumbest human alive, supposed ugliness and know Ryan Houlberg then congrats; you are way more you do not owe beauty to evolved than I am. Disliking parts anyone, but know that be- Oregon State University of, or all of yourself is an unfortu- ing a living creature in our nately normal occurrence in teen- convoluted world makes you agers. I can bet that every person beautiful. reading this paper has felt like ut- Hating yourself is exhaust- ter garbage at some point, for any ing and a waste of time. It multitude of reasons. Maybe you truly is. Maybe it is hypocriti- failed a test, or a class. Maybe it is cal of me to preach self-love because your thighs touch or your considering my self-esteem tummy hangs over your pants, levels are lower than the or you have chubby cheeks and Dead Sea. But loving your- crooked teeth. We all nitpick and self is difficult, and I am still overanalyze every faction of our- on that journey. It’s tough to selves, however small and insig- think that you are crazy great nificant, and dwell on these faults all of the time, and some- until we feel like sobbing. times you will not. What is even stranger is the mes- Especially when you spend Photo by Hannah Smith / Staff Photographer sage that is continuously pumped Photo Courtesy of Dominique Ehmig four years in a superficial in- I wanted to write some su- into our brains by those who are stitution that causes you to per insightful, wise, life ad- supposedly trying to help us. We doubt any thought you had vice, but seeing as I’m a high are constantly told to love and accept ourselves. Yet, when a person of yourself having worthwhile skills. Sometimes you are going to school student with a danger- tries to have self-love, they are patronized for being vain. What I get a crappy grade on a test. Remember that you are not a letter ously short attention span, am going to say next is going to be a shock considering the society grade; you are a human being. Often you may look at your stretch writer’s block, and a missed we live in: vanity is not a bad thing. In fact, it is pretty freaking marks, your gangly body, your uneven features or your big feet, deadline, I figured I wouldn’t awesome. Be vain, dammit. Remind yourself daily that you are a and think that no uglier human has lived before you. Remember do that. Instead, I’ll just rant stellar human being, and look in the mirror and tell yourself you that you are beautiful because you are living, and every flaw you on some random tips that I are the baddest bitch alive, even if you do not feel like any of these may perceive about yourself actually makes you fantastic and think are useful. things are true. Over time, you might start to believe it, because it worthy of love. Because after all that may happen in these four Make sure to build up good is true. years, you are not your high school experience. You are not what connections. Knowing the One thing those cheesy kids’ sitcoms and health classes got right your family or friends or whoever you used to love thinks and right person at the right time is that every person is unique and beautiful. Maybe you do not says about you. You are everything and you are worthy of love, so can get you sweet benefits. think you are beautiful. Maybe you look at yourself and see ugly. love others, and yourself. Stay rad, kiddos. Sometimes the situation calls Crimisonnaire controversy exposes more than hazing for you to be an A-hole, but most of the time it’ll benefit you to be a kind and reason- able person. You never know This is an editorial representing the ma- a large amount of communica- tion. Out of all of the forms of to abide by what is laid out in the Student Handbook. Thus, who’s going to hook you up with a job, give you some- jority opinion of The Wolf staff and, thus, communication that humans in the end, whether the pun- thing rad for free, or introduce use, language is only one of ishment fit the crime is a moot you to somebody great. Hard remains unsigned. Responses may be sub- them. It is impossible to convey point. What is more important work and dedication can get body language or other forms is that rather than take the time you far on their own, but a mitted as letters to the editor and will be of nonverbal communication to read these definitions, people lazy person who keeps up good relations with their boss printed as space allows. through Twitter or any other form of social media. To assume jumped onto both sides of the argument just because every- is going to be about as well off that we can deal that way with one else was doing it. as the person who works five The recent suspension of the facts and discussion of the a sensitive subject such as haz- In every dispute, there will times harder but doesn’t get many of the Crimsonnaires has justice of the suspensions, it ing, even without taking into be at least two sides and two along with the boss. Some- led to a heated debate through- quickly became 140 characters account the various natures of stories of what occurred. As the body who’s dedicated and out the school. Students and of senseless argument. While the different initiation groups, number of participants goes up, has good connections will get teachers alike have become some of the arguments were is a grave mistake. so does the number of stories. where they want to be. embroiled in an argument over positive in a nature, the writ- In the middle of this debate, In life, there is no way to avoid Everybody has their own whether the punishments were ers still neglected to check their we want to take the time to ac- being drawn into one of these unique view of the world and just and fair. However, in the facts or even think before the knowledge that hazing is a very types of disputes, whether as everything. Understand that, middle of that argument, an Tweets were sent. Instead of serious issue that has become a participant or as an observer. respect that, and tolerate it. abundance of inaccurate infor- helping to clarify a situation for an important topic across the However, the first step towards It’s going to be more impor- mation has risen up to compli- those who were uninformed, nation. Athletic teams, activ- resolving such disputes is to tant than ever to be able to cate the debate. Both sides have they forced people to take sides ity clubs and other groups all take time to listen to everyone. work with completely differ- been subject to false informa- on a complicated issue. Rather across the country, from middle Whether or not you like the ent people with globalization tion and victims of groupthink. than seeking justice for the initi- school to college, have come person on the other side of an and whatnot. Rather than take the time to ates who were hazed, everyone under heavy fire for hazing new argument, if you take the time Make sure you have at least consider the validity of each became caught up in a debate members in cases that have led to listen to them, you may be- two computer geek friends argument, opinions and “facts” over whether the administra- to injury, emotional trauma, gin to understand what they (unless you’re a computer have been spread throughout tion was right or whether the and even death. It is also impor- have to say. The second step is geek yourself of course, but the school at the expense of Crimsonnaires were right. tant to remember that hazing is taking time to think for your- then you’d already have plen- the reputations of both teach- Such a narrow approach to against the law. In addition, the self and make your own judg- ty of computer geek friends). ers and students. In the hurry a sensitive subject ignores the OSAA and the Student Hand- ments. It is far easier to retweet When “Word is gone,” or “the to conform, the facts of the case fact that life is complicated. Ev- book both hold definitions of an opinion than form your own; internet isn’t working,” you have been lost. ery day, we are faced with con- hazing, along with the punish- however, thinking for yourself need help. A tech nerd will get Quickly after the news of flicts and decisions that cannot ment for committing it. Every prevents you from being misled you the same level of help as the suspensions arose, the be boiled down into 140 char- athlete is supposed to sign an by faulty information. The truth a “professional” for the major- hashtag #freethecrims arose acters or even a status on Face- OSAA agreement saying that is important and is worth work- ity of issues. You need two in on Twitter. The phrase, which book. Whether it is a relation- they understand the rules and ing to discover. case one dies and your com- was originally intended to be ship conflict or a debate over a agree to them. In addition, ev- puter breaks before you can a joke, quickly turned into a topic such as abortion, resolv- focal point of debate. How- ever, instead of clarification of ing a disagreement is a very delicate process that requires ery student was told to sign a sheet at the beginning of the The Wolf Staff befriend another at the next D&D night. year that states that they agree Comic by Elllen Green 16 - Forums June 6, 2013 Procrastination is an artform Childhood memory Spencer Herriges last semester, and fix what my of people out there who only of racism serves as Seattle University apathy has done to my grades. want you to be your best, and But grades aren’t really that im- when you give up on yourself, Unlike most of my more hu- portant, in the long run. Taking you’re giving up on them too. morous articles I’ve written the steps to fix these problems And that ain’t cool. over this past year, I’m going to take a chance here and write something with some substance will only help me succeed in life, and even though it won’t be easy, it’s something I’ve got I don’t have a conclusion, so here’s a joke a I heard once: “Knock knock” “Who’s there?” call to action to it for this last forum. And if to do. I’m not going to pretend “Opportunity” “Opportunity I’m writing an honest article, Mary! Ruiz I’ve got some life-changing ad- wh-” “Shut up. You’ve only got Mills-College I should probably start with vice for any readers (and after a limited time on this stupid some honesty; it’s 1:23 on the that pity fest, I’d hardly expect planet, and giving anything but night before I have to turn this you to take anything I say with your all every minute of your forum in, and I’ve spent the last credibility), but I guess it’s im- life would be a huge waste”. Ha two hours of what is usually portant for people to take time ha, sorry, might have messed my peak creative output time to remember that there are a lot up the punchline. playing solitaire on my com- puter. The worst part is that I’m not even remotely good at soli- taire; according to my lifetime statistics, my win ratio is roughly 12%. But the fact that there are toddlers who can play virtual card games better than me isn’t even the worst part. The worst part is there is literally (I’m using that word correctly) a page-long list of things that I should Photo Courtesy of Mary! Ruiz be doing instead of this right next to me. There is a distinct event that took place the summer before Fortunately, I’ve set I entered first grade. It was hot, my dad had just gotten out of aside this entire long work and he surprised my brother and me by taking us on a weekend to play Ex- trip to the river. After spending the day at the river swimming treme Catchup 2 (ar- and fishing we headed home. I remember both my parents were guably an unneces- tired and my brother and I sat buckled in the backseat, damp sary sequel) and pull from our swim but content in the summer heat. my academic goals I don’t remember what happened or what triggered the events, out of the nose dive but somehow driving Lower Boones Ferry Road, my father and they’ve taken over the Photo Courtesy of Spencer Herriges this man driving a Jeep had an altercation as we were driving Complaints are obstacle home. It was sudden. I turned and suddenly there was this man driving right next to us and yelling out of his car window. It didn’t matter how many cars whizzed by us, or the volume of the wind outside. My brother and I still ended up hearing this for success; stop whining! man yell racist, condescending remarks at our mom and dad, repeatedly telling them to go back to Mexico and even pointing at us. I was 6 and my brother was 5, and this was our first encounter Bobby Black ing how a situation goes, be it rience? No, they run off say- with racism. Wabash College schoolwork or a job interview. ing, “Oh woe is me! I did not My parents never tried to minimize or hide oppression or in- get what I wanted and now the justice from me. It was just something that I had to learn to deal world is out to get me!” with. Before my freshman year, I had never been to an “anti-bul- These people do not seem to lying” assembly or discussed diversity or tolerance in a class- understand that this is only go- room with my peers. ing to become more common as I felt a bit of hope and reassurance in seeing so many people they get older. respond positively to messages of acceptance. It is incredibly hard to get ex- Even with my initial expectations, I still understood that de- actly what you want in real life, spite our school’s efforts to provide a safe, accepting community and giving up at the first sign of for students, there are still some people that do not respond to adversity is only going to hurt these issues as positively. In fact, I have come face to face with in the long run. some of them. Blaming someone and giving My first day in my weight training class sucked. up only makes a person seem It sucked because despite the fact that we were supposed to be like a whiny annoyance, and no playing a “friendly” game of dodgeball, the comments I heard one will take them seriously. coming out of peoples mouth’s were less than friendly. After And after this, their chances repeatedly hearing a boy refer to a girl on the other team as a of succeeding at anything get “n*gger,” I was beyond frustrated. I called him out on it, polite- steadily worse, and they end ly. I asked him to watch his language and he met my comment up becoming very lonely and with confrontation, telling me that because I was a woman my unsuccessful. opinions were not valid outside of the kitchen. I was frustrated, So I say stop complaining. If I was upset, I was angry and I felt betrayed because around me something is not going prop- were about 20 other students that heard this boy say all of these erly, keep pressing on until it things, and they laughed. starts to work out. It is upsetting to think that despite the efforts made towards Do not back out too soon, be- acceptance and tolerance at our school by students like Hector cause that only guarantees fail- Diaz, Emily Doughty and Freddy Astorga, or staff members ure, and above all else do not like Kat Toms, Angelita Gregson and Vanessa Tharp there are There is a saying that goes, Photo Courtesy of Bobby Black whine about it. students that listen and react, but never provide movement to- “The Pessimist says, ‘It can’t Seriously, no one respects wards change. get any worse’; the Optimist As soon as something goes whiny people, yet there seems We can have a hundred “anti bullying” assemblies or class says, ‘Oh yes it can’”. wrong, quite a few people will to be quite a few of them run- discussions on acceptance, but it won’t make a difference if peo- As I am leaving high school, I just give up and start complain- ning about. ple don’t stop being by-standers. have to say that, yes, things can ing about how nothing ever Stop whining and actually try We don’t have the ability to stop all oppression, but it helps if get worse. seems to go their way. to achieve something instead of we stop biting our tongues and speak out against it when we see However, I have also noticed Do they even try to press on, backing off, and then we might it. that some people tend to be in- just to see if there is anything actually be able to get some- credibly short sighted concern- to be gathered from the expe- where in the future. June 6, 2013 Forums - 17 Standardized issues A realistic high school experience Aparna Govindan common than anything that high school was not the BEST Oregon State University Monica Nunan University of Oregon John Hughes or Molly Ring- four years of my life. wald could conjure up. The idiotic notion that high “High school is the best four Looking back on my high school is some sort of mind- years of your life!” school career, it was comprised bendingly, awe-inspiring, fan- I sincerely hope not. In no of long stretches of excruciat- tastic experience is, as I have way have the years I spent in ing boredom, spurts of equally noticed, most often spouted by high school been “the best” of painful embarrassment and delusional adults well discon- my life. Good, sure, but medio- interspersed with bouts of self nected from the reality of wak- cre at best. I would hope it is not loathing. ing up at five every morning all downhill from here. Listen up froshies: high and eating school lunches. These are not the things that school is not the end-all-be-all In all honesty, kiddos, high happened to me during my and it will not be the best years school was just as normal and “high school experience.” I did of your life. Pinning all your everyday as Lloyd Dobler is not go to detention and find a hopes of meeting your sweet- handsome. rebel outcasted love interest. I heart and having the time of Who is to say when the best never woke up to John Cusack your life on four measly, hor- years of my life will be? playing “In Your Eyes” outside mone-fueled years is going to Certainly not Ferris Buel- my bedroom window. I nev- leave you feeling jipped and ler. er became prom queen. And, facing an existential crisis. Fun exists after high school. moreover I never rose up as the High school sucks. So do freedom and individual- underdog to win the heart of You are going to feel socially ity and short skirts. Photo Courtesy of Aparna Govindan the football captain. awkward, isolated, tired, and Do not let the fear of missing With the thought of graduation looming ahead, I started to re- Here is how the majority of uninterested. out on the “Great High School flect upon the meaningless things that I spent my time doing in my four years actually played Consequently on the evening Experience” hold you back high school. Some assemblies, Health I, and standard tests come out. I ate lunch alone in the li- of your senior awards night from actually finding yourself to mind. brary. I got in trouble for wear- you will soon realize that put- and your own interests. Standardized tests in high school did nothing to help me im- ing shorts in 80 degree weather. ting up with all this and coming So what if you miss out on prove or advance in my education. It taught me that I can choose I had a curfew of 10:30 p.m. I out with a handful of tassels is those Friday night soirees and a correct, multiple choice answer, but nothing more. OAKS testing survived on all of three hours slightly...disappointing to say school dances now, do not and tests that I used to take in elementary school, middle school, of sleep. I felt almost constantly the least. fret. and even in my first years of high school have done nothing to ad- self conscious, and for the most Do not get me wrong. I have Good times do not suddenly vance my personal education. While these tests were able to show part, I felt like a stupid and in- met some amazing people and end after grad night. that I can spot a correct answer in front of me, because of the mul- significant teen. done some pretty cool stuff in tiple choice questions, they did nothing to demonstrate any per- My experience is a lot more my four years, but even still, sonal knowledge. Any high scores achieved on these tests could very well be the result of lucky guesses, not actually knowing the answers. These tests just serve as stepping stones that we have to accomplish in order to graduate high school. The SAT and ACT are another example of standard tests that seems to be a waste of time. Again, students are forced to take mul- tiple choice questions with the answers jumping out in front of them. How they do on the exams is based on their ability to spot the answer or guess the answer, even if they didn’t previously know it. Colleges that base their admittance on these scores are taking the chance that students who received high scores actually knew all of the answers. Students who are intelligent, but unable to perform well on stan- dardized tests, are forced to take tests that do not completely re- flect their personal education. These tests seem to be a waste of time, but because schools have to find a way to demonstrate the education level of the school’s population, they become crucial in determining how Tualatin ranks amongst other high schools in the state and in the nation nation. In the goal to show how the overall student population is do- ing, get students into college, or even just get them to graduate, students are forced to take tests that may not be benefitting them at all. Photo Courtesy of Monica Nunan Smart is not something you are; it is something you get Gabby Marderosian says, “Smart isn’t something find some sort of inspiration the courage to ask questions or the end of second grade, I you ARE; it’s something you that will give them the will to really admit that I was strug- knew how to read and it be- Portland Community College GET.” pay attention. gling. It definitely affected came a passion for me. There is a black and white Most students come across Often, my eyes will drift my learn- N o w sign that hangs in most class- rooms around the school that this quote while browsing the walls in boredom, hoping to across multi-colored signs dis- playing basic classroom rules, ing experi- ence, and “Every student, I am al- most 18, but it just so happened that this ridiculously plain sign is I ended up being a sev- whether they are I read close to the one that ended up catch- ing my eye. I sat and stared at en year old who did not in preschool or 40 novels a month, in high school, it for a few minutes, and I be- know how and I cur- gan to really wonder how true to read. rently suffer deserves a this quote is. Not only is it reas- Eventu- suring and inspiring, but it is a ally, I was from an major confidence booster. tired of empty One significant thing that students do not learn in school seeing my fellow stu- chance to get bank ac- c o u n t is how to learn. Now I am not talking about taking notes or dents read book after smart.” due to my love for listening to lectures. Those are book, while reading. obvious. I struggled over one sentence. Every student, whether they What I am talking about is I tried harder, and I ended up are in preschool or in high how so many students’ doubt going to extremes so I could school, deserves a chance to their ability to actually learn. learn how to read. get smart because no one is They shut down, call it quits, I remember buying chil- smart until they really strive to and don’t get smart. Trust me dren’s books and copying be, and that is something that when I say this. I used to be a down every single word until every teacher should teach to student who did just that. I could actually put the mean- their students. Photo Courtesy of Gabby Marderosian Growing up, I did not have ings of each one together. By Beaverton 14649 SW Teal Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97007 SAVE $100 WHEN YOU CALL BEFORE 06/30/2013 State Tests June 6, 2013 Humor - 19 www.Ala-Pim.com 20 - Humor June 6, 2013 High school senior is eager to start college Overheard in the halls returns again Spencer Herriges Space Warrior excited for all the freedom I’ll have be safe and whatnot. I’m so sick of in college! I’ll get to spend all my it! I can’t wait to not have to deal time partying it up with my friends, with all that crap. ’Course, I’ll still With the Class of 2013 Gradu- Connor Thurman and they won’t care how dirty my come back for breaks and whenever ation ceremony only days away, Not a Fan of Game of Thrones room is! I won’t need to ask when I need laundry done, but that’s to be many students are eagerly pre- I want to borrow a car, because I’m expected, right? paring for the next stage of going to Junior: We are so close to being out of school! I can’t wait! their lives. With most students buy my Senior: You’re still going? choosing to move on to a higher own the level of education, there is an second unmistakable buzz of anticipa- I move Connor Thurman: Guess what I’m craving right now. tion for this next big step. Re- into the Everybody: Qdoba? cent all-school varsity bowling dorms. Connor Thurman: It’s called Doba... champion Billy Carlson is look- S u r e , ing forward to all the new ex- finding citing experiences a childhood parking Girl: Prom was so fun! My feet are still sore though. of watching Animal House on will be Guy: Now you know how my wallet feels. VHS has promised him. a hassle, In this exclusive letter to the but at editor, we get the first-hand per- least I spective of a local (and totally w o n ’ t Senior: Wooh! Senior Skip Day! real) student ready to spread his have to Photo courtesy of The Coalition for Cars 2 Senior Later that Day: Man, Price is Right was so great today! wings and take off into basically w o r r y A drunken, passed out college student is pictured. The stu- the same thing as high school. a b o u t dent is a member of the popular Delta Cubes fraternity. picking my little Sophomore #1: I can’t believe I made it into Crimsonnaires! “Dear Wolf, brother up from soccer practice ev- All in all, I’m excited for college Sophomore #2: Ugh, can you not talk to me? Your breath still Wow, it’s finally happening. I ery Wednesday. I might have to take because it means financial freedom, smells like cat food. can’t believe, after eighteen miser- out a few loans to pay for gas, but no accountability or responsibility, able years of childhood bliss, I get I think the mobility will really be and, of course, not having to rely to blaze my own trail, as an adult, worth it. on my parents for anything. Also, Junior talking to another Junior: Man, I can’t wait for all the in college. It’s gonna be so sick! I’m Hands down though, the best nonstop partying. Wooo! Wooo! seniors to be gone! making a solemn vow; I will not part about college will be not hav- Wooo!” Senior walking past: Yeah, me neither. stop partying for all four years. I’m ing to live at home. I’m so sick just going to be a constant hurri- of my parents! They keep trying cane of party. This I swear to you. to make me do things around the (editors note: the next four When I was in high school, I never house, completely oblivious to the pages of “Wooo” were omitted, Girl: You know what’s funny? truly got to live, y’know? I spent all effects of my crippling senioritis. due to space constraints. Mr. Other Girl: Something that makes you laugh... of my time either doing homework They don’t even trust me enough Carlson will be attending the or cleaning my room so my parents to take care of myself, always tell- University of Phoenix in the fall would let me borrow the car. I’m so ing me to make good decisions and of 2013.) Helpful advice to future TuHS seniors What is one thing that you bathroom? detail on how I lived this in high Zack Thompson wish you were not good at? “Don’t let stage fright get to school.” – Patricia Kindlington What is the most terrifying Scrap Metal Enthusiast “Well, I’m just so good at ev- you. You can do it if you believe experience you have ever expe- Over the past year, the Class erything so that makes it hard to in yourself.” -Jim Winger What is the worst way you rienced within school grounds? of 2013 has come up with some pick. I guess I wish I wasn’t so have woken up in class? “Well, it all started when I was questions which have been dy- good looking so the girls would What is the best way to show “Junior year, I was in Mur- in my Econ class. The boredom ing to be answered. stop chasing me.” - Konner ‘swag’? ray’s class. I fell asleep during was prevalent, and it was dead- Cook “The best way to show swag an important lesson. Murray, ly; I had had just about enough In one word, how would you would be to be so good at every- who was for some reason still of it. So, I decided to just get up describe senior year? Be sure to If there was one embarrass- thing that the school asks you to teaching during my nap, be- and leave. The entire class stared explain in as much detail as pos- ing moment that you could stay back and be a senior again.” gins to walk over in the middle in awe as I waltzed out the door, sible. re-do during high school, why – Peter O’ Shaughnessy of the lesson and grabs a yard with the pride of a monarch. “Senioryearwassuperfu- wouldn’t you re-do it? stick and a ping pong ball gun. Afterwards, I had a great day nandcrazybutkindastressfulal- “Because it was embarrass- What is the worst definition of He then slaps the table with the to myself, and I was sure to be thoughmyfriendsweresuper- ing.” –Troy Glover swag and how did you show it yard stick, yells, and begins to thought of as a folk hero. I then chillandmadethingssomuchbet- in your high school experience? spray me with ping pong balls. I woke up to find I was still in ter.” - Bob Small What is the best piece of ad- “The worst definition of swag then ran to the back of the class- school. I was struck with horror. vice you could give while in I can think of is Sleep With Aus- room, scared out of my mind.” Never have I felt such fear in my the stall next to someone in the sie Guys. I’d rather not get into – Junior Okon life.” -Daniel Perry How to pull off the ultimate senior prank Ryan Houlberg free, though we might steal a Computer couple watches and wallets to I’ve got a great idea for One idea would be to pour help pay for the rapidly rising this year’s senior prank. $2,013 worth of pennies down cost of college that will inevita- I’m calling it “Occupy the freshman hall. Yes, that’s bly burden our adult lives for Student Lot.” I’m envision- 201,300 pennies. Another years to come. ing students camping out in $2,013 worth of pennies can We could also put gorilla glue tents, far before anybody else be dropped into a few ran- in the keyholes on every single shows up to school, waiting dom lockers, resulting in some car in the teacher’s lot. to be anticlimactically kicked memorable and slightly scar- Another choice is to sneak out by the police. ring surprises for select stu- thousands of turtles onto the Just kidding, that would be dents. roof without telling anybody. a terrible prank. That’s prob- Another idea is raisins. However, this runs the poten- ably the worst idea of a prank My third idea is to kidnap tial risk of kicking off a blood anybody could have ever and replace certain teachers vendetta with the janitorial come up with. In order to be with look-a-likes. I know some staff as humanely removing the really memorable, the Class guys in Portland who look like turtles would be an incredibly of 2013 needs to do something homeless pirates; possibly I’d lengthy and repetitive task. large and slightly illegal (just be able to get one to act like The final option for senior Photo coutrtesy of AARP kidding don’t do anything il- Thompson for a day. Eventu- prank is to just not show up for A bitchin’ turtle is seen being just too cool for school. legal, it’s against the law). ally we’d let the teachers go graduation.
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