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GAS PRICES DEVASTATE NORTH CAROLINA Knower
BY AMANDA PRICE
The elite world of lit runways with pounding
music, designer clothes and hundreds of camera
bulbs flashing at once to capture just one perfect
image is a world most high school students have
not experienced and may never know.
One Wakefield student, however, is well ac-
quainted with the world of modeling and still man-
ages to keep up with the demands of high school.
“It’s like two different worlds,” said Anya
Knower, a Junior. In September Knower spent two
weeks participating in Fashion Week in New York.
This event is held all around the world solely for
runway models. In New York it is held two times a
year, once in the fall and once in the spring. The
top names in clothing design hold runway shows
to model their new looks for the season. In these
shows, models of varying ages from all over the
world come to take part. Anya, 15, was one of the
youngest at the show.
The Tar Heel state is one of the areas that has been hardest hit by the recent spike in gas Age is not a factor in runway modeling, but
prices. As a result, students and teachers at WHS are learning how to cope with the crisis. height qualifications are very specific. The model
must be at least five feet ten inches and no more
than six feet one inch. At five feet eleven inches,
BY DAVID ZOPPO
Editor-in-Chief “On top of the shortage, there are a lot of people driving big cars. That OIL BY THE NUMBERS Anya met the requirements and was eligible to au-
dition for runway shows in Fashion Week.
affects me because there is less gas to go around,” said Ondrick, “and oil com-
For all the models who participate, this two-
he Focus is one of Ford’s most compact and economical vehicles. It has panies are trying to get a little more [money] out of the shortage.”
week event is extremely hectic.
a 2.3 liter/4 cylinder engine, and gets about 26 miles to the gallon. Others, however, feel that price gouging is not as much of a factor when it 16 million barrels of crude oil are Knower’s first week consisted of going to audi-
Wakefield junior Alex Ondrick drives a Focus, and despite the car’s fuel comes to the increase in oil prices.
efficiency, Ondrick still gets hit hard by gas prices when he fills up at the Caroline Johnson, a senior at Wakefield, ceded that oil companies were to consumed by the United States on a tions. “It was a huge rush,” she said, “sometimes I
daily basis. had twenty appointments a day!” Each of Knower’s
pump. some extent inflating gas prices.
appointments was stressful itself.
“The last time I bought a full tank, I paid $35,” he said. “I’m sure there’s something going on [with oil companies raising prices],” 22 months of oil are buried in “First I had to wait in line with a ton of other
Alas, even the most compact cars cannot escape the wrath of surging gas said Johnson, “but there is price gouging going on with everything, so I don’t
prices. Ondrick realized this, and could only express disappointment. think we can fault that as much.” Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife girls,” Knower said.
When it was finally her turn, the actual appoint-
“It’s sad to think that you have to pay almost three dollars for a gallon of gas CJ Kurpiel, another senior at Wakefield, agreed with Johnson on that point. Refuge. ment consisted of submitting her portfolio of pho-
these days,” he said. Kurpiel does not believe that oil companies are inflating oil prices. He believes
This sudden and drastic surge in consumer gasoline prices came as a result of that oil vendors are just “going with the flow.”
66% of the World’s supply of oil is in tos, having an interview with the representatives of
Middle Eastern Countries. the designer and sometimes walking for them. Af-
hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which shut down oil refineries all along the Gulf “I don’t think that anyone is trying to take advantage,” said Kurpiel, “it’s just
ter doing this, she moved on to the next audition.
Coast. When the refineries shut down, the flow of refined oil into America how the economy is now.” 45 days of emergency oil is stored in Her performance in her appointments landed
came to a trickle and gas prices shot through the roof. No matter what their feelings are on the profits that oil companies are
As of now, eight major refineries along the Gulf remain shut down. These making, most teachers and students agree that conservation is the key to deal- the U.S. oil reserves. her three runway shows during the next week. All
the actual runway shows are held in the second
refineries account for about 900,000 barrels of gasoline lost per day. ing with the recent spike in oil prices. The national average for a gallon of gas 0 new oil fields were discovered in week of Fashion Week. Each show is held by a
However, there are those who blame the severe increase in oil prices on more is about $2.85 a gallon, and North Carolina’s average is $2.97 a gallon.
than just the shortage of refineries. Ondrick said that America’s gasoline woes
2003. different designer.
1975 is the year that domestic oil “A lot of the clothes were pretty outrageous,”
are a result of the proliferation of large vehicles on the road and the price
Knower said, laughing.
gouging of some oil companies. See Gas Prices on page 10. production for the U.S. peaked. Having to deal with all the humor and stresses
Wakefield’s traffic is Protective parents
of the runway is new to Knower, but modeling is
not. Her entrance into the modeling world hap-
pened two years ago when she won a contest for
New York Model Management. It came as a sur-
given a makeover need to find balance
prise to her mother.
“When she was younger, like all girls, she wanted
to and had the desire to be a model,” her mother
police received from overstepping boundaries, but she understands said, “but I thought she would just try it and not
commuters on BY DANIELA NOGUEIRA where they are coming from. These so-called “heli-
Wakefield Pines Drive. Layout Editor copter” parents--nicknamed for their constant hov-
While many of the traffic ering--only want what is best for their child. See Knower on page 10.
problems were caused Behind every generation of parents there’s a slew “They are afraid of having their kids fail,” said
by the elementary and of parenting books, experts, and advice. Take the Wakefield teacher Suzanne Ryan, mother of two
middle school carpool 1950s, which ushered in the era of Dr. Spock, who collegiate sons.
lines, Wakefield High’s quickly became every parent’s favorite guru by en- However, hovering around their children well
carpool system was also couraging parents to be affectionate toward their into college might not be the best idea as experts
to blame. children. say sometimes stepping back is key.
“There were two A few generations later, the baby boomers— “Parents should not be calling colleges,” said
main issues: traffic current parents of college and high school stu- Auyong, “They shouldn’t be doing everything for
turning left on dents—have perpetuated that trend. Boomers them.”
Wakefield Pines and matured in the tumultuous 1960s, resulting in their Auyong advises parents to gradually increase
traffic backing up on the sometimes overzealous need for their child to be their children’s independence as they go through
Cars crowd the carpool line in the teacher parking lot after school. Many road,” said principal more stable and successful. high school. Though it might seem like a natural
are still adjusting to the new traffice patterns at WHS. Steve Takacs. They whip out the minivan and bus their chil- process to some, it
STAFF PHOTO BY DAVID ZOPPO Cars turning left dren from soccer practice to SAT prep classes, from is not always
onto Wakefield Pines ballet lessons to cotillion. They call up teachers, help the case. Te r fad f
“ h ya ea r i o
BY HEATHER DAVIS Drive put drivers in danger of getting into an with college applications, and make sure Tiffany’s “What
S a fW i e accident, while carpool lines backing up onto the prom dress is just right. After all, there’s no denying y o u having their kids
road cause traffic to slow to a crawl. that high school can be a stressful time. For parents. might al”
To those unprepared for it, the new carpool line Since the traffic was seen to be the school’s think is true,
“Parents call me everyday,” said Heather Auyong,
added surprising confusion to the first day of problem rather than the city’s, the school board
a Wakefield guidance counselor. Besides dealing is just the op- -Suzanne Ryan
school. As the front circle was closed off and traffic had to take time to propose the new plan for the posite. I think
with more commonplace incidents, Auyong has
was diverted through the teacher’s parking lot, carpool line and use their own money to connect once their children reach high school, parents think
found that parents are willing to go to great lengths
students and parents alike witnessed Wakefield the student and bus parking lots. This was a major they can back off from being involved … ” said
to help their child become a high achiever—even Anya Knower poses in one of her many photo
High School take another step to deal with this cause of the delayed trailer permit that gave our Lorraine Miano, former president
filling out college applications (essays and all) for shoots. She had the privelage of participating in
year’s increase in enrollment.
him or her. New York’s esteemed Fashion Week.
The change in traffic came about due to the
See Traffic on page 10. Auyong sees that kind of behavior as definitely See Parents on page 10. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANYA KNOWER
amount of complaints the school board, mayor and
See page 5 for the many See pages 6&7 for The
The NC Museum of Art interesting moments of Howler’s spotlight on
has a new exhibit: WHS’ Spirit Week. musical trends in today’s
The Stones were in
Crosscurrents. See page 9 See page 12 for a society.
town. Dottie Bryan
for the scoop. recap on this year’s has a rave review on
powderpuff matchup. page 10.
2 THE HOWLER 28 OCTOBER 2005
Students, not policy makers, They Paved Paradise Torture is as
should make health decisions YET ANOTHER REASON TO LOVE
THE GREEN PARTY
While a student is walking down the hallway, he is inexplicably drawn toward a gigantic brilliant rectangle with magical powers.
This supernatural machine makes the student (yes, physically forces him against his will) to rip a dollar out of his pocket and buy a WHAT WOULD
soda. It then makes him instantly consume it, even though he had well exceeded his caloric intake for the day. JONATHAN BOOTON
Thank goodness Wake County School Board members are considering removing these evil machines from our schools. Some JESUS DO?
North Carolina policy makers are trying to further limit, if not remove entirely, soda machines in high schools. As a child, one assumes that nature is unstoppable. The trees, the fish, the
Attempts have already been made to limit student consumption of junk food; the vending machines that sell candy and bunny rabbits, the bald eagles and the gorillas—they can’t go extinct. “They DANIELA NOGUEIRA
carbonated drinks are turned off during lunch each day. By further limiting these machines, School Board members hope to counter might not live in my neighborhood,” a child thinks, “but there must be
the growing obesity problem in North Carolina. billions of them somewhere.” In a 90-9 vote, the Senate recently supported
Verla Insko, a North Carolina representative, told the News and Observer, “If we only do one thing right, we ought to make sure Unfortunately, children are often wrong. the inclusion of a provision in a Defense Depart-
our children grow up healthy and well-educated.” We might not appear to be running out of trees, but studies show that we ment bill that forbids “cruel, inhuman or degrad-
Healthy and well-educated. That’s a very interesting concept. Perhaps both the School Board and state lawmakers should have lose about fifty acres of tropical rainforest each minute—that’s about 50 foot- ing treatment or punishment” against people in
taken the latter into consideration when they approved of North Carolina’s abstinence-only education program. Ignoring methods ball fields. That adds up to 3,000 acres an hour, 74,000 acres a day, around 27 the custody of the United States.
of practicing safe sex doesn’t keep students well educated, and the teenage pregnancies that could result are most certainly not healthy. million acres a year. I’m not one for math; so let me put it this way: every day I only have one thing to say: What took so long?
However, despite the state’s inconsistencies in doing so, Insko’s statement about maintaining the health of children makes perfect we lose a patch of rainforest slightly larger than Raleigh. Although children in I would think that once photographs of the bla-
sense. In North Carolina one third of children and teenagers are overweight or obese. The overall health of students is in danger and Wakefield don’t think twice about seeing a tree, I can’t help but pity the tant and horrendous violations of human decency
steps should be taken to children living in the suburban sprawl who rarely see a tree larger than their (not to mention Geneva Conventions) surfaced,
help students become arm-span. There are children downtown who walk past signs glaring “TREE some sort of legal action would immediately have
healthier. Insko’s PROTECTION AREA-DO NOT ENTER” on their way to school. been taken to prevent further incidents. The pho-
mentioning that The fish, although always present and accounted for in the seafood section tographs of the abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in
children need to be and pet stores, are also suffering. Marine life is not just suffering from over- Iraq are the stuff of nightmares.
“well-educated” is also fishing, but also from the estimated 14 billion tons of trash dumped into the Have you looked at them—really looked? For
true, but removing soda sea annually. Now is the prime time to skip that trip to Alaska and go see the the first time, I sat down and stared at the photo-
machines does not make Great Barrier Reef while it’s still here. If scientists’ predictions are correct, graphs, without blinking, without turning away.
a student well-educated. enough of Alaska will have melted away to make it possible to lay-out and tan They displayed the smiling faces of our American
In fact, it might affect with the Eskimos, by which time the Barrier Reef will be gone for good—all soldiers giving thumbs-up while standing by a pile
students’ educations within our lifetime. of unclothed bodies. I did not know what to do.
adversely. More noticeable than the loss of trees and fish is the loss of our animals. It What did you do?
Believe it or not, is likely that our children will be the last generation to hear about any of the Did you avert your eyes and forget about it?
schools do not receive a great apes living in the wild; and although the bald eagle is making a come- Did you try to justify it? Did you tell yourself that
big blank check in the back, the United States came dangerously close to losing its national symbol for the man on a leash was a terrorist?
mail to use however it is good. In the meantime, species less known and less attractive are being wiped According to The New Yorker, however, the de-
needed around campus. Each school is given a certain amount of money, which is from the face of the earth. While no-one may really care about the Shenandoah tainees at Abu Ghraib were made up of mostly
often designated to go toward a certain aspect of the school. Often, that money is salamander or the Southern Clubshell, they do have a legitimate place in the “common criminals” and alleged rebels. How can
not enough to cover the school’s expenses—especially in the Triangle, where overcrowding has become commonplace. environment. Examples of this double standard in picking and choosing that be? Tell me who these prisoners really were,
Schools often need other sources of income to supplement what is given to them by the government. Thus, the vending and soda species to live and die are everywhere. My APES class pointed out that there that the basic principles of humanity and morality
machines have been added to the hallways to provide schools with some extra income. In 2001, Wake County Public Schools made are always more animals out there and that they’re all “gonna die sometime,” were deemed too good for them. Tell me we did
a deal with Pepsi to set up soda machines in the hallways that only sell Pepsi products. Each year, the school system makes but that isn’t the point. While the earth might not turn upside down because not force prisoners to have sex with each other be-
approximately $2 million from this deal, which goes to buying supplies such as computers, activity buses and textbooks. Wakefield of the loss of some obscure mussel, nature has a way of ruining everyone’s day cause they stole food or because they taunted or
alone gets approximately $20,000 per year. if its balance is tampered with too much. threatened an officer. They were criminals yes, but
Removing these machines would greatly decrease the revenue that schools receive from the Pepsi agreement. If this is an attempt Today we are closer to seeing the destruction of our environment than ever they were not demons and we treated them as we
to keep students’ bodies healthy, one must ask if this loss of money would help do the same for their minds. before. If outdoor recreation and appreciation is to endure, so must the habitats would treat animals.
Without money to buy textbooks, repair copy machines, or fund innovative projects, schools will have more to worry about than that enable them. Trips to the beach will be a lot less exciting if the water is too Still, that is not even the point. The point is that
whether or not their students are drinking water or Mountain Dew. polluted to swim in and the fish are all dead. Mountain skiing will be a lot less the government untruthfully told me we were go-
Eliminating machines that vend unhealthy drinks at middle and elementary schools makes sense, but removing them from high fun when the alpine slopes are completely devastated by acid rain and snow, as ing to save a people from living in the supposed
schools does not. It seems as if the policy makers doubt a high school student’s power to make his or her own health choices. will hunting when acid rain and deforestation kills off game and their habitats. dregs of society and instead we only continued some
After all, individual students are the only ones who can decide whether or not they want to improve their health by eating better. Humans use the natural world more than we are willing to acknowledge, and of Saddam’s favorite old habits. The point is that
Just as drug addicts and alcoholics must decide for themselves to drop their addictions, individuals must act on their own to improve any form of destruction to the environment will affect us in one way or an- the detainees were human beings, and Thomas
their lifestyles. In other words, if lawmakers decide to remove soda machines from schools, students will just go home or to the other. Jefferson told me that all humans have “certain in-
supermarket to get their fix. Saving the environment is not just for Green Peace members and hippies alienable rights.”
If lawmakers want to improve student health, they would push to have school cafeterias serve healthier food. After all, there is no anymore. The problem has expanded way out of their control. The citizenry When did we decide that prisoners were not
way you can have a healthy student body when Dominoes pizza and artery clogging calzones are served. Reforming what is served and leadership of the world needs to acknowledge the problems facing our human? When did we decide that because we are
in the cafeteria will not only improve student health, but it will save money as well. planet and act upon them; the citizens by recycling, conserving resources and white, American, and “saving” the Iraqi people that
And although we may all hate gym, if Wake County were to offer alternative gym classes, such as Yoga, Pilates or swimming, putting environmentally aware candidates in office, and politicians by passing we can put sandbags over their heads and electro-
students would have a variety of interesting physical activities to chose from when considering a gym elective. environmentally sound laws. No single person or group can save our planet, cute their naked bodies? And then photograph it?
Lawmakers have good intentions by insisting upon removing soda machines from schools, but in reality, their intentions will not we are all citizens of the world and its time to act like it. President Bush called the Iraqi invasion “Opera-
be realized. Students will continue to drink soda, whether they do so in or out of school. On top of that, the county will be losing www.bringrecycling.org tion Iraqi Freedom.” In his address to the nation on
desperately needed funds. It’s time laws and policies were based on sound decisions rather than knee-jerk reactions to trends. www.visitraleigh.com March 19, 2003, Bush said that the would-be
liberated people of Iraq would “witness the honor-
THE COLLEGE DEBATE able and decent spirit of the American military.” He
said “America face[d] an enemy who ha[d] no re-
gard for conventions of war or rules of morality.”
Who was he kidding?
You get what you pay for Ivy Leagues don’t pay off Where was Lynndie England’s “honorable and
decent spirit” when she paraded prisoners’ genitals
in front of the camera? Where were her superiors’
Sure, you will get a good education at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State. But if you are capable It’s college admissions season, and some students are talking Princeton and Harvard. But senses of morality and respect for the “conventions
of more, in-state schools do not compare to an Ivy League education which will truly in reality, UNC-CH and NCSU set a student up for success as well as any upper-tier of war” when they either egged her on or neglected
challenge you and force you to leave your comfortable surroundings. school. And they are cheaper. to stop her?
professor is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning photojournal- And whatever happened to accountability?
Statistics show that for disadvantaged or minor- Lynndie England forced male victims to mastur-
ist. Your poli-sci T.A.? She’s an assistant to White
DAVID IS ity students, this is partially true. For everyone else, bate and took pictures of them. She tied detainees
House Counsel. The list could go on. And not only DANIELA IS
(INCREDIBLY) WRONG. will you grow under their tutelage, but you will be it is a misleading assertion. to leashes. She did countless other disgusting acts
WRONG Higher earnings for graduates of elite schools
I SCHOOLED HIM. able to build lasting relationships with them as well.
come from elite individuals, not their education.
and how was she punished? With a three year sen-
Teacher to student ratios are amazingly low: Yale’s is tence in prison—a virtual slap on the wrist.
According to a study done in 1999 by Princeton If the government believes three years in prison
DANIELA NOGUEIRA 1:6, the University of Chicago’s is 1:4, and most DAVID ZOPPO economist Alan B. Krueger and Stacy Dale of the can make a torturer be born again, they have grossly
professors try to make themselves readily available
Mellon Foundation, a student’s future earnings cor- miscalculated the virtuous qualities of their justice
College is not a business choice. We should not to students what with office hours and yearly tradi-
tions to take your professor of choice to lunch. It’s the end of October, and my application for relate with the qualities of that student rather than system. Such blatant abuse of human life should
go into the selection process the way we go into a the reputation of his school. Students who receive,
Combine that availability with small classes (74% UNC-Chapel Hill is due in three days. I won’t lie: demand that a much deeper price be paid. Three
car dealership. It’s not comparable. We can’t say, for instance, a 1500 on their SAT and go to Harvard
“Sarah Lawrence has great mileage, but she is just a of Princeton’s classes have 20 or fewer students) I’m a little nervous. Over the past four years, I feel years in prison will not warn off and prevent the
and hundreds of activities that cater to your inter- as if I have not achieved all that I set to achieve. As do no better in life than students who receive a same injustices to happen again and again and again.
little more than I’m willing to pay.” 1500 and go to NCSU.
ests (not solely the Yacht Club—just ask Notre I filled out the application, somewhere between Such minimal sentencing seems to say, “Oops, you
It’s personal, not business. Krueger and Dale wrote, “We find that students
College is an experience. Those four years on Dame), and you will be live in an environment that submitting my SAT scores and talking about my got caught. I guess we have to put you in prison for
will help build you as a scholar and as a person. extracurricular activities, I started to who attended more selective colleges do not earn a bit.”
campus are the precious transitional period between more than other students who…attended less se-
Your personal and academic growth will be am- feel…inadequate. However, that message is the least of our prob-
the comfort of childhood and the responsibility of lective colleges.”
independence. They are preparing you for the rest plified by living out of North Carolina. Instead of Then again, it is not a big deal. There are plenty lems. Scott McClellan, the White House’s spokes-
being surrounded by the same kind of people from of other colleges out there. If I don’t get into a top Suddenly, Princeton is not looking like it’s worth man, said Bush would probably veto the bill if the
of your life. At worst, college is still a learning expe- it.
the same kind of backgrounds, you will meet stu- school, it’s not the end of the world. provision was included—his first veto since he took
rience. At best, it is one of the best times of your life. No one is denying the fact that upper-tier schools
Nothing should stop you from achieving all you dents who—dare I say it—have never heard of But with the way some seniors are flipping out office. McClellan went on to say that the stipula-
BoJangles. There will be Buddhists, Catholics, athe- about which colleges they should apply to, it seems offer students valuable “real-world” opportunities tion was “unnecessary and duplicative” and “would
can in that time. Even money. It is true that the that help students to grow. That’s what they get
ists, Republicans, polyglots, kids who run their own that this is not the case for everyone. All of a sud- limit the president’s ability as commander-in-chief
prestigious top tier schools are price-marked at the big bucks for. But every college in the nation
$40,000, but schools of this caliber have the re- companies, kids who studied in one-room school- den, everyone just has to get into some prestigious to effectively carry out the war on terrorism.”
houses, and Democrats—and those are only your Ivy League or private school. And if that falls offers students “real world” opportunities to help That makes sense, right? I mean, Bush wouldn’t
sources to offer plenty of financial aid and grants. them grow, so get yours for cheap.
suitemates. You will experience a different city, a through—well, there’s always Duke. want to waste his first veto on useless pieces of leg-
Harvard and Yale set the expected parental con- The bottom line is that it does not matter what
different culture, different attitudes. It’ll force you Don’t get me wrong, though. It’s not like it’s a islation and pork-barrel projects. No, he would want
tribution at 0% for families that earn $40,000 or
bad idea to apply to a renowned university for an college a student attends. What matters is what the to veto something that really mattered, something
less (with dramatic reductions for families with to dive into unfamiliar waters. Do it. Take a dip.
undergraduate degree—it’s just a waste of money. student makes of their experience at that college. that would require him to throw his code of ethics
$60,000 or less), making the cost for the country’s Like any college experience, you will, of course,
be able to bond with your multi-cultural colleagues. You see, someone can blow $45,000 a year at Yale And four years from now, I know that I (not my (if it exists) out the window. What a perfect oppor-
best schools about $1,000 to $3,000 per year. college) will have made myself as successful as any
But at Brown, Columbia, and company you will and they’ll be getting the same diploma I could tunity for our favorite commander-in-chief. Now,
Most of their peer schools have similar initiatives Ivy League grad out there. And I paid less than
and all pride themselves on regularly meeting 100% be on the very breeding grounds of connections receive at UNC-CH for $12,000 a year. And by all he has to do is pardon Lynndie England and the
and networking. Your roommates and co-workers the time we both graduate, I’ll be (according to they did. transition from incapable to inhuman will be com-
of demonstrated need. Harvard students graduate
could be future movie directors or Nobel Laure- statistics) about $11,000 in debt, whereas the Yale plete.
with an average $8,800 in debt for student loans—
undergrad will be about $16,000 in debt.
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compared to the national average of $20,000. ates. That’s access to a network of people practically
unimaginable in some places. Moreover, their di- Now, if that Yale undergrad is made of money,
You see, when selective universities decide to
versity of interest and background will create a there is nothing wrong with going to a private
admit you, they want you to go to their school.
The admissions staff has gone through great lengths stimulating academic setting and teach you about school and joining the yacht club. It’s not like it’s
to understand who you are and what you can life outside the cocoon of North Carolina. going to hurt anyone. But if you are the average, WAKEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL . 2200 WAKEFIELD PINES DR .
In fact, most are big believers in globalization. middle class Joe, spending $180,000 on college is RALEIGH, NC 27614. 919.562.3600. WWW.WAKEFIELDHS.NET/HOWLER
achieve. If they picked you over 90% of the com-
petition, they will do everything they can to get Both Harvard and Yale have programs to have every just stupid. And if you are smart enough to apply
student at their respective universities go abroad to to such an expensive school, you should know that DAVID ZOPPO, Editor-in-Chief DOTTIE BRYAN, Entertainment Editor
you there. They know that you are a student who
will profit from what they have to offer, and let me study or work, whether it is for a year, semester, or it’s stupid. Because once you finish your undergrad SARAH HILLA, Business Editor BRITTANY PETERSON, Student Life Editor
tell you, the list of opportunities isn’t short. summer and whether you have the money to do so at Harvard, you are going to be spending the rest of TIM CORRIGAN, Sports Editor DANIELA NOGUEIRA, Layout Editor
or not. They plan to get you there. Why? Because your life paying off student loans. AMANDA PRICE, Features Editor SARAH BROWN & J. BOOTON, Photography Editor
Going to Georgetown, for example, opens doors
they don’t just want to meet your educational needs, On top of the latter, universities like Yale, Harvard,
that you might not even know exist. These colleges STAFF WRITERS: LAYLA KEELE, SHEA JOHNS, HAYLEY HEDGES, HEATHER DAVIS, MATT PURDY,
aren’t just institutions of higher learning, they are they want to go beyond. And with their resources— Stanford, and Columbia accept less than 12% of
Harvard has the largest academic library anywhere their applicants. They reject applicants who re- DANIEL MARCUS
gateways. Instead of working a menial job off of
in the world—it’s not only possible, it’s probable. ceive a 1600 (or now, a 2400) on their SATs on a ELIZABETH PEEPLES, Adviser
Hillsborough Street while attending NC State, you
can intern for a senator if you go to Georgetown. I am not saying you should apply to the big regular basis. Why waste thousands of dollars on a
school that is barely interested in you? Apply to a The purpose of The Howler is to inform the Wakefield community about news issues in an informative
You can experience Washington politics at its best leaguers if you are a C student with no extracur- and fair manner. Individual editorials, letters to the editor and paid advertisements are not necessarily
ricular activities. Nor do I think you should attend college that wants your business. It will save money,
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American equality disappoints States should mandate parental consent
mistreated. The traditions were natural to through with therapy, but breast cancer and miscarriages are not as
them, and being treated by America as though easily cured. The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, as well as six
MIXED MESSAGES they were all being beaten and ignored by men
CAN’T BE YOUNG GIRLS other national breast cancer prevention organizations, recognizes
was insulting, and no kind of justification for abortion as the “most preventable cause of breast cancer.” Recent
AVOIDED...BUT a war. The “it’s okay that we’ve invaded your SHOULDN’T DECIDE
studies show that in women under the age of 18 with no previous
NICE TRY. country, since we’re liberating your women ALONE pregnancies, having an abortion after the 8th week increased the risk
as well” approach was not flying with Hughes’ of developing breast cancer by over 800%.
SHEA JOHNS audience. SARAH HILLA Statistically, one in every 50 abortions result in physical
Let’s face it— women here are not equal complications. Also, females who have had two or more abortions
When Karen Hughes left the States to to men. Not to sound feminist, but there is Dawn Ravenell was the typical teenage girl. Thirteen years old, she have twice the number of miscarriages in later pregnancies according
spread her empowering message of Ameri- no denying that there are cases of domestic was just like every other freshmen in her small town, except for one to a study run by Dr. Nemec. Having an abortion is a surgical
can-style womanhood, she was a bit out of violence in America, just as there are in ev- thing… she was pregnant. procedure with proven physical and psychological risk factors. If minors
her element. Having been an adviser to the ery other country. While foreign cultures can Scared of how they would react, Dawn decided not to tell her cannot get a tattoo without parental consent before the age of 18, why
president for the past decade, through his gov- be undeniably harsher in regard to women’s parents, both Pentecostal ministers. She traveled to the Eastern Women’s are females allowed to get an abortion before they can be marked with
ernorship and into his presidency, she must rights, America, with all her battles against Center, an abortion clinic outside of New York City, on January 24, permanent ink?
have fulfilled his requirements to be ambas- Wal-Mart’s unequal pay and against the ex- 1985, without parental consent. Five minutes into the procedure, Should girls, sometimes as young as 11 or 12, be legally authorized
sador of women’s rights to the Middle East. ploitation of the female form in everyday Ravenell began vomiting and choking. Dr. Allen Klein inserted a to submit herself (and her child) to this procedure when she is under
She bears the title of Under Secretary of State media, is in no position to accuse another breathing tube and left her in the recovery room unattended. While psychological and emotional strain? The stresses of pregnancy are
for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs— country of not acknowledging women’s issues. alone, Ravenell again began choking and suffered a massive heart extremely difficult for grown women in a healthy and functional home
but the people she is supposedly reaching out Domestic violence and women’s inequal- attack. Almost two hours later, when a staff member finally found to bear. Teenagers are not prepared (nor should they be expected) to
to, however, are not impressed by her patron- ity is something that we need to abolish in time to check on the young patient, Ravenell had already slipped into bear this burden alone. Parents, no matter how angry they may be at
izing approach to spreading the message of our own country before we advertise our lack a coma. Ravenell was transported to a nearby hospital. At this point, the girl’s pregnancy, will ultimately (hopefully) do what is best and
feminism. of it. With vocal, influential people in America her parents were contacted. By the time they arrived, she was already safest for their daughter. An informed decision, reached either through
By not being on home turf, Hughes had using religion as a means to say that women dead. Since then, Ravenell’s parents have been actively involved in the counseling, parents, or a disinterested medical professional will enable
to concede the comforts of previously orga- should have fewer freedoms in America, we fight for Parental Consent laws. the girl and her family to sort through the potential emotional and
nized “Town Hall” -esque meetings for ac- should be ashamed. Especially when some of The doctor who performed Ravenell’s abortion was not condemned physical side effects for abortion.
tual, thoroughly unscripted experiences. those people are the same open-minded folks for his actions. He worked afterwards for years in Pensacola, Florida, At the time, telling one’s parents might seem worse than dying due
Strangely enough, she wasn’t exactly greeted singing the president’s praises for the war. considered one of the area’s most respected abortionists. to uncontrollable internal bleeding or infertility. However, all of the
with unanimous praise and appreciation. Example: This case, while the most severe, is a reason that states should 34 states that require parental involvement except Utah offer judicial
On her recent tour of Turkey, Saudi Arabia “I know this is painful for the ladies to adopt parental consent laws. bypass procedures for truly abusive home situations.
and Egypt, Hughes arranged meetings with hear, but if you get married, you have ac- Without parental consent laws, females can get an abortion without Doctors who do not make their patients aware of the potential
various women from each country, speaking cepted the headship of a man, your husband. any responsible adult’s knowledge, submitting themselves to possibly complications lie to the women seeking abortions. Many women are
with them about the American woman’s role Christ is the head of the household and the severe physical and psychological consequences. Females who, for told that abortion is a quick fix with few consequences. Women and
in society and family. The proud “working husband is the head of the wife, and that’s the violent or extreme family situations, wish not to inform or cannot get girls are placing themselves in potential danger, psychologically as well
mother” that she is (she came out of full-time way it is, period.” permission from their guardian can visit the local courthouse, fill out as physically, when they choose to abort their child.
motherhood to take on her current role of Oh, Pat Robertson. How you enlighten a form, and discuss their situations with the judge. He/she will then Whether or not they choose to abort may be their legal right, but
Under Secretary), Hughes elaborated on how the masses. Just when the US is trying so hard determine whether or not these reasons are valid and can grant the that decision should be made based upon facts after talking to someone
great all of the freedoms and respect were for to convince the other nations that we’re really right to an abortion without consent. This process is relatively simple who really cares. If girls are being allowed to have an abortion without
women in the US, and promised that soon moving forward in universal equality of our and does not require more than, at most, a few weeks time. parental consent, a counseling appointment with an adult who will not
the women of Turkey themselves could expe- people, you have to sink as low as to basically Females, when choosing to abort, are exposing themselves to a financially benefit from the procedure should be mandatory. If a
rience the same. sum up the way of life for women of the variety of risk factors. According to Dr. Terri K. Reisser, author of responsible adult presents the facts in an unbiased manner, hopefully
The listeners were understandably irked. Middle East— and attempt to tell American Identifying and Overcoming Post-Abortion Syndrome, symptoms of Post teenage girls will avoid making a decision based on fear or impulse.
Perhaps the suggestion that they were women that that’s how life should be here. Abortion Syndrome include anything ranging from signs of depression Being informed of the truth of an issue is part of the responsibility
downtrodden, overly sheltered and timid Conflicts of interest, perhaps? Surely the over long periods of time to brief reactive psychosis and masochistic of making choices that will affect the future. Lawmakers are enabling
people was offensive. Or maybe it was the conservative right isn’t flip-flopping. tendencies. In the experience of Dr. McMillan, a former abortion and encouraging immature behavior by allowing abortions without
condescending delivery of the self-proclaimed Maybe the women Hughes addressed were clinic owner who is now pro-life, “at least 90 percent of women who the consent of a parent or guardian. If teenage girls are acting as
liberated woman that bothered them— either confused— with such strong mixed messages, aborted experience guilt and regret…” adults when choosing to have sex, they should be required to act like
way, the women did not feel any need to de- I can see how they might wind up mistakenly Regret and guilt may be psychological effects that can be worked adults when the life of a child is in their hands.
lude Hughes into thinking that they were with- believing that the Iraqi war is doing more
out all of the benefits she seemed to advertise
Nothing is more important than the SAT
harm than good.
to them. Open confrontation is not something The women pointed out that the war was
those in the Bush administration are used to; wreaking havoc on families. The intangible
Hughes was no exception, as her only avail- rewards of American influence seem much
able course of action was to sit and listen to less attractive when one is concerned with the space even if it addressed the simplest topic. The ganize their thoughts more quickly may receive
simplified life cycle of albino fruit flies would not better scores on the writing portion, even if they are
the truth from the women who actually know immediate fears that house and home may THE TEST THAT
even fit in this space. not skilled writers.
the ways of their culture. not be standing tomorrow. WILL DETER-
Hughes’ awk- In addition to this, when the student only gets Students who are not as good at taking stan-
MINE THE REST 25 minutes to plan and write an essay to fit in this dardized tests or writing drop-of-the-hat essays, may
ward situation could
OF YOUR LIFE space, one cannot expect the result to be of good choose to take a course on the SAT. So, instead of
have been easily
avoided by not en- quality. I can barely get my thoughts organized and learning things that may ever be helpful in their life
tering into a culture AMANDA PRICE write a good opening paragraph in that time. I found after high school, students are being encouraged to
battle that chal- while taking the test that I have to just skip the learn how to take one test that they will take a
lenged traditions It was a gloomy, rainy Saturday morning: per- planning stage altogether. maximum of three times.
that Americans do fect for catching up on sleep I had missed during Did you ever try to build huge Lego animals as I will admit, there are few alternatives to this test.
not, and cannot, un- my typically busy week. Instead, I was waking up a child without planning where any of its features As far as intellect goes, there are no other ways for
derstand. The at a horribly early hour so I could go take a test. But would go and you just start adding blocks on there colleges to compare students directly to each other.
women were quick I wasn’t taking just any test. Oh no, this test was a because it looks cool at the time and in the end it Students from different schools all have different
to point out that just magical thing called the SAT. has three heads and strange legs sprouting in un- teachers who teach and grade completely differ-
because they are not I wondered later that day, as I sat in a strange natural places and your mother tells you she likes ently. Colleges cannot just judge based on grades or
treated as equal to classroom with people I’d never seen before staring your spaceship? even course difficulty, because some AP classes can
men in their old cus- at papers with circles all over them, why this won- That seems to be comparable to the SAT essays: be simple or difficult depending on the teacher.
toms, it does not au- derful SAT test is indeed so wonderful. a horrible mess of rushed ideas de-
“The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of the void of all ingenuity and planning.
that they are being critical thinking skills you’ll need for academic suc- It doesn’t make sense then, that when the student only gets 25
cess in college,” Collegeboard.com reports, “The this test is weighted so greatly. minutes to plan and write an
SAT assesses how well you analyze and solve prob- All college-bound students
lems—skills you learned in school that you’ll need must take the SAT, or its equal essay, one cannot expect the re-
Driving really drives me crazy in college.”
I didn’t see any brain probes popping out of the
the ACT, because colleges require
either SAT or ACT scores for ad-
sult to be of good quality
test, using futuristic technology to scan my brain mission. The SAT is more popular
my driver’s license. How, then, can colleges judge students on intel-
and determine my intellect. Neither was I trans- with schools on the East coast, but most schools
OH WHAT BRAVE The next day, my parents decided to send me lect? I propose that they don’t. Intellect, in all real-
ported to a virtual reality where I was expected to will take either the SAT or the ACT. Many consider
NEW WORLD-- out for pizza. It was the first time that I had ever ity, won’t get a student as far as drive to succeed will.
THAT HAS SUCH
use my “critical thinking skills” to get my way out of college admission to be heavily based on these scores.
driven the car without anyone next to me, with no The college should look at the grades, but they
BAD DRIVERS IN a maze with child-eating monsters. This is why so many people cite the SAT as a stress-
one constantly telling me what lane to be in, or
IT. Granted, I did not expect these to happen, but ful requirement; one can hardly mention college should keep in mind the flexibility of the grading
where to turn. I was careful and always remembered scale. Instead of focusing on scores on a flawed test,
I can’t say I would not have enjoyed those events admission without listing off SAT scores.
my turn signal, stayed within 5 MPH of the speed admissions officers should focus on the activities in
DANIEL MARCUS instead of the four hours I spent trying to convince There must be a reason it is mandatory for col-
limit, and watched for other cars. Still, I discovered which students took part. Students’ role in the com-
everyone I am capable to have “academic success in lege. The aim is obvious: to test if the student has
the first of the strange features of this new world. I munity and how they participated in the activities
At some point during the teen years, everyone had almost reached my destination, when I realized college.” learned the appropriate materials in high school
enters into a new and alien world. It is a world of that those omnipresent lane lines were starting to As I sat for the SAT, I wondered how doing and ensure that he or she is prepared for college. I they loved to do will show how dedicated they are
winding roads, blinking lights, and lots of people blur. I couldn’t tell if I was in the lane to go forward, math problems taught in a class I took three years have to question, however, if a standardized test is to achieving what they want. Intelligence always
with only themselves in mind. It is the world of left, or right. With only seconds to spare, I looked ago or writing an essay in 25 minutes measures my appropriate to measure each completely different falls secondary to what a person chooses to do with
driving. critical thinking skills. student. Some students for example, are not as good the mind they are given.
ahead and guessed by turn signals which lane I was Looking at how colleges are viewing students,
Will I really need to know how to write an essay at test-taking as others are.
supposed to be in. Angled, and unsettled, I one must wonder if they are searching for students
in 25 minutes? The space allotted for this essay is a Those who are better at taking standardized tests
As a new driver, I did not expect squeezed into the correct lane. maximum of two largely-spaced pages. It would be have an advantage that has nothing to do with who will simply conform to the demands of society
For a new driver,
so many incorrectly marked disturbing than not there is a clear indication having
little that is more
difficult to fit a logical, well-reasoned essay in this intellect and “critical thinking.” Those who can or- or those who will truly change the world.
roads and so many drivers who of where to go. The lines on the roads are in
do not follow the rules. every sense your lifelines, and without them
we’re lost. The point is, we need the roads and
From armpits to underarms: Women’s rights commercialized
the lines on them to be taken care of. It’s time that Girl Scout’s website. revolution; it is an advertising campaign exploiting
I must say, my drivers test was a bit of an the local government stops repaving roads that are Of a company that makes skin care products— women’s battle against consumerism and the media,
adventure. I was told to put on my right turn signal, already perfectly drivable, and puts down some that is, products to make your skin more beautiful— which in turn does nothing less than provoke
and when I turned on the car to do so, I was told lines that make sense.
this sort of advertising is quite brilliant. Since Dove
SUCKS, ANYWAYS. consumerism and make women focus on the media.
that I wasn’t listening— he said to put on the turn Soon after my encounter with the badly marked does not sell cosmetics, they do not have to portray Dove has gone from selling soap to selling us the
signal, not the car. I didn’t even know that there roads, my dad and I embarked on our drive to the their products as something that will make you idea of beauty they know we want to see.
was a way to put on my turn signal without turning first day of school. We had scoped out the area and more attractive; rather, they sell sundries that will As I have mentioned, I am not against healthy-
on the car! Many odd mishaps later, with a smile were relatively certain of where we needed to go to HEATHER DAVIS “help restore natural radiance” and “nourish your looking models. Dove’s exploitation of the war
and much surprise, I walked out of the DMV with drop me off. We had noticed the two prominent skin to a soft, smooth, healthy-looking glow.” These against unhealthy media images may be a step in
“Student Drop Off” signs, so the process seemed I really am all about some realistic looking women ideas, however, still convey the message that a the right direction for mainstream advertising.
relatively straightforward. This day-to-day being sold as beautiful in the mainstream media. woman is not complete without a beautiful However, unlike the many companies who simply
The Howler Patrons experience, however, quickly became one of the After all, being a realistic looking woman, I complexion.
Yes, the outcry from women wanting to see a
have these women in their ads (check out
most brilliant exhibitions of bad drivers that I have appreciate being able to relate to the bodies of those www.about-face.org for good images of women in
WENDY PETERSON seen to date. who I am forced to look at in my teen magazines more positive and natural representation in the advertising), they have made a point to publicize
MR. AND MRS. STEPHEN HILLA Even months into school, the drop off has not between “10 Great Kissing Tips” and “Fun, Sexy media has finally been answered by a company their escapades to no end. By just claiming rights
gotten better. I find people who block the entrance Summer Looks.” So, I was obviously pleased to an who, nonetheless, wants to sell ladies products to to the “Campaign for Real Beauty,” they imply
MR. AND MRS. TOM & DOROTHY CORRIGAN to the teacher parking lot, people who swerve extent with the models chosen for Dove’s make their faces smoother, their hands softer, and that they are at the forefront of this revolution, as
around and let their kids out on the far lane, and Campaign for Real Beauty. This healthy spin on their skin silkier. Though the image has been opposed to being past offenders who are jumping
MR. AND MRS. RONALD AND VALERIE ZOPPO that nearly all people completely ignore the “Student advertising features women who may be overweight, improved, the message is the same: use our product onto a train that has already left the station.
Drop Off” signs. old, freckly, or any other quality that would not be to please yourself and others by correcting your Dove is stealing the thunder of every brand that
BARBARA M. ABBEY traditional of a model. skin’s imperfections. Models are models are models, was already in the process of recreating their public
I am a new driver. I don’t have much experience,
Many sincere thanks to our patrons. but I do have common sense. As a new driver, I did The campaign also uses the company’s money whether they are size 0s in frilly lingerie or size 14s image with new models, and by constantly stating
Their support makes our paper not expect so many incorrectly marked roads and to finance the Dove Self-Esteem Fund, which is in plain white underwear, and though the latter that these women are just as beautiful as the rest,
possible. If you would like to so many drivers who do not follow the rules. used in the United States to support uniquely ME!, may make more women feel better about they are instead reinforcing the idea that something
These things make it difficult for me to learn, a program sponsored by Unilever and the Girl themselves, they should not blindly support a was unattractive about them to begin with. For
become a patron please contact a and even more difficult for me to do the right thing. Scouts of America “to foster self-esteem in girls, ages brand due to advertisements whose only purpose women to be portrayed properly through the media,
member of I think that the entire driving scene would be eight through fourteen, in the United States and is to sell an item. we do not need a company to say that they are
The Howler. different, better, more friendly, if only the county Puerto Rico—with a specific focus on girls in Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty is not an fixing our problems; we need a company that will
and the people in it would use their heads. underprivileged communities,” according to the example of a company using its influence to start a do so without acting like it’s a favor.
THE HOWLER 4 28 OCTOBER 2005
School away from home: Arts vs Math W HEN WAS THE
LAST TIME YOU
The schools require a rigorous application process. Classes can be overwhelmingly difficult.
Students go weeks without seeing their family and friends at home. What makes the North BRITTANY PETERSON
Carolina School of the Arts and School of Science and Math worth it? There is no other high At some point we are all guilty of pounding
on our steering wheel to make the light turn
green or scowling at the fast food server who
school experience as close to these. The friends they meet share the same interests. Most takes more than 60 seconds to get us our food.
Is it that difficult to wait, hear nothing or do
improtantly, they are pursuing their talents and passions. nothing? In a world of drive-through
coffeehouses and ready-to-eat pancake
breakfasts, silence has become an awkward thing
Former WHS for some Americans.
students and NC Our entire day, we are bombarded with noise.
School of the Arts We go to school and work to hear the constant
Former WHS stu-
seniorLoren sounds of people lecturing or talking on the
dents, Lisa Pepin and
Hughes returned side. We blast music in the car, watch TV, stuff
to Raleigh at the iPods into our
pause for a moment
start of October ears, and
during the NC School
to dance and
of Science and Math remove them So much
open house. The two only to yack on
juniors, along with the telephone. information
She enjoyed her So much
Jake Haskins and
Keon Bae, are
former WHS students comes into our our heads
before returning h e a d s
to her fun, but try-
attending the presti-
gious high school.
ing schedule at day and we the day and
The rigorous sched-
North Carolina have so little
ule and demanding
School of the Arts.
academics have time to process we have so
Her lively and
kept them busy while it. little time to
preparing them for When was
makes it evident
the collegiate expe- the last time process it.
that she chose the
rience. that you heard
right high school
nothing? Not a
for her senior
single man-made sound; neither the buzzing of
electricity nor the zoom of a car going by.
The last time that I recall hearing this exquisite
PHOTO COURTESY OF LAUREN HUGHES PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN PEPIN sound was when I went on a camping and rock
NC School of the Arts
climbing trip with my brother’s Boy Scout troop
NC School of Science & Math at Table Rock Mountain in Morganton, North
BY HAYLEY HEDGES I trudged through a narrow trail with about
BY SHEA JOHNS
STAFF WRITER STAFF WRITER ten of the scouts down to Linville Gorge. As we
relaxed in the sun on a huge, flat boulder in the
A tenacious pursuit of acting throughout middle Hughes attends a drama class from For most students, the scholarly col- university after graduation. middle of the river, I crept away to wipe my
school and high school has led senior and former 10:15 until lunch. This class can lege atmosphere is unattainable until The college entrance statistic is understandable, tush with a few leaves (just kidding, we brought
Wakefield student Loren Hughes to the North include a variety of focuses such as after high school graduation. Dreams given the workload similar to that of a university toilet paper).
Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem. voice, speech and tai chi instruction. of parent-free housing, no bedtimes, “The workload depends on the types of classes Since I was around almost all guys and by a
Hughes’ dedication and initiative have led her to Hughes’ lunch is an hour long and and flexible school schedules seem far you take,” Pepin said. “The electives here require river, I had to walk about 100 yards away to use
this impressive opportunity in theater. she eats in the cafeteria with the other out of reach. very little work and are loads of fun. Teachers un- the bathroom for both social and environmental
“I’ve taken classes and done shows since fifth students. She resumes her schedule with Maybe it is, unless you happen to be derstand we have enough going on with our other reasons. That was when I heard it: silence. It
grade, but being here and looking back [I have an academic class from 1:30 to 3:30 then one of the dedicated few to commit to weather classes.” would have been completely quiet except for
realized] half the time I didn’t know what acting has acting from 4:00 to 6:00. Hughes has a rigorous application process, separation from Class set up is different from customary high the rustling in the rhododendron bushes and
was,” said Hughes. another hour for dinner and then heads home and family and a series of advanced school settings as well. Although the school em- the steady rush of the river. It was magnificent.
The North Carolina School of the Arts is a back to class. classes to achieve such a college-like phasizes on math and science, the humanities, music Silence is more than beautiful; it clears my
conservatory that consists of a high school and From 7:00 to 10:00 she has lifestyle. and language departments are far from lacking. mind. I told my friend the other day that I do
college, which are separate facilities. The school project time, where the students work Some might be called crazy to want English and history are combined into a paideia not understand myself at all. My actions and
focuses on drama, music, visual arts, dance, design on acting or any activities they are to live like that. Others are students at course, and there are plenty of musical, literary and thoughts confuse me, and everything forms one
and production, and filmmaking, with design and focusing on. “Last week from 7-10 the North Carolina School of Science foreign classes from which to choose. long run-on sentence in my mind, then swirls
production and film making only available at the we worked on circus skills, and we and Mathematics. The math classes are much more hands-on. around and leaves me feeling dazed. Being quiet
college level. perform circus and improv The school is the first of eighteen na- Whereas NCSSM science classes involve more labs for even a short while helps me clear murky
“I came to [a] summer session and knew I wanted (improvisation) for an art fundraiser,” said tional public residential high schools. Estab- than Wakefield’s, the math classes are also more self- thoughts. This leaves me with a refreshed feeling,
to be here [NCSA] for my senior year,” said Hughes. Hughes. lished in 1980, it boasts a twenty-seven learning based, though style varies from teacher to a clean mental palate, and ready to take on the
The application process was a long and tedious Hughes has a nonstop schedule all day, acre, “parklike” campus with students teacher. seemingly perpetual noise of my daily life.
procedure for Hughes. First, she had to send in a all week and all year long. Her work from ninety North Carolina counties. “In my calculus class, I have to learn in a way I’ve When we sleep, we enter a phase where we
base application for examination. Then she had to load is an increasingly difficult Free of tuition and application fees, never learned before. I’m used to doing “monkey- are not consciously aware of what is going on
audition where she was required to perform two challenge for her to endure. the school is selective in accepting ap- see, monkey-do” math. However, now I have to around us. We stop absorbing thoughts and
contrasting monologues and 16 bars of music. After “It’s really stressful. [There are] plicants, resulting in a studious but figure everything out for myself, including the rules begin processing them through dreams. Look
the initial audition, she attended a set of callbacks, academic essays and homework and relaxed setting. and formulas that we’re supposed to know,” how revived we are because of it.
and finally, an interview with the drama, academic, everything, plus night classes,” said “It’s a change, definitely,” said Lisa Ayyagari said, “That is extremely frustrating for Just as sleep revives the body and mind,
and human residence departments of the school. Hughes. Pepin, a junior at NCSSM. “The schedule me.” silence can do the same for the mind. One can
Filled with excitement, Hughes received her letter Because black is non-distracting, the here is ridiculous, like college schedules. Pepin, on the other hand, enjoys the challenge. think, not think, meditate or pray while in a
of acceptance in the spring. students must wear black clothing every Classes are at different times every day “Instead of teaching you the ways to do different quiet state. Brief or elongated, relaxation periods
“I called my best friend right away. She was day in their drama classes. This is to allow and not necessarily five days a week.” problems and expecting you to connect the dots can ultimately be productive because they can
happy because she knew how bad I wanted to go them to use their bodies as an object for Students say the schedule com- yourself, the teachers teach the basic understand- be used to rejuvenate yourself for whatever trials
here,” said Hughes. displaying a wide range of emotions and pensates for shifting attention spans, ing and fundamentals of the concept. I like that a you may face during the rest of your day.
Hughes is enrolled in the drama department at actions. There is a more technical aspect but is not the simplest method. lot.” Can you break away from your phone, TV,
the school. With only two academic classes, she can of the clothing as well: a black leotard “I like the scheduling because it Though not all the teaching methods might fit computer, or iPod long enough to sit still in your
focus on her true passion: the arts. shows a students “line” and a focus on doesn’t let me get bored with one class, every student like a glove, there is an extracurricular bedroom, hike through the woods or simply do
Every week, Wednesdays are completely reserved breathing helps getting rid of tension. but at the same time it’s easy to get con- nothing? Utter silence is rare. Can you find it?
for theatre arts. Hughes has a drama class with “We learn about the Alexander technique – fused by it,” said junior Saumya Ayyagari. See NCSSM on page 10
twenty other students from all over the country. about correct positions to breathe and how Pepin and Ayyagari are two of four
The class travels to children’s hospitals, art based to become more focused and elongate Wakefield students who were ac-
elementary schools, and participates in various other your body to become more fluid,” said cepted into the school this past
outreach activities in the community. Hughes, “fitted black clothes help to spring. Pepin, Ayyagari, Jake ts!
“It’s good to get off campus and see the real show the spine and where tension is Haskins, and Keon Bae went den
world because we are so secluded here. [We] forget held.” through the lengthy admittance pro-
what goes on,” said Hughes of traveling with her High school students are not cess throughout their sophomore year
drama program. permitted to have cars, so Hughes cannot at Wakefield so that they could live the ke u .
The competitive atmosphere of the school is just run out and pick up a new black t-shirt college life their junior and senior years. Wa our l utes
difficult for some students to face. when she needs one. This lack of on y in
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“I feel it has taken away from the
“[It’s] really hard for people to deal with. [There transportation also serves as an obstacle fun I could be having my junior e
is] a lot of competition, people trying to bring you when trying to come home to visit with and senior year[s] at Wakefield, but Att ith
down in hidden ways,” said Hughes, “A lot of people friends. this place [NCSSM] will help pre- w
are really two faced.” “Being away from home is hard pare [me] for college,” Haskins said.
Hughes’ typical day begins with an Advanced because you lose that comfort, having In fact, NCSSM alumni have in-
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Student Life THE HOWLER 5
Halloween brings out the scary
The door creaks open and a friendly face ap-
pears with the glow of the living room light behind
them. She swirls around just in time to hear from
BOO! behind, “trick-or-treat!” The smiling face dispenses
candy as she stands there in shock. How could she
have forgotten that it was October 31? How could
she have forgotten that it was Halloween?
SARAH BROWN Halloween causes the adrenaline to pump and
the heart to race. The thought of scary creatures
popping out of bushes and chasing people through
It was a dark, gloomy night and the yellow moon the dark, foggy woods completely terrifies some. It
was hanging full in the sky. Dark clouds begin to gives some the chance to scare, and the less fortu-
spread, enveloping the moon and casting eerie shad- nate ones a chance to be scared.
ows across the ground. As she walks down the street, Halloween is also the holiday that children want
Clayton Daniels, Meredith Jones and Alex Davis proudly her shoes squeak on the wet pavement. She hears a to participate in merely for the candy. There is
Chris Creech shows his spirit standing support their teams for College Day. Marcus Hodges and Erica Evans bask in their wolf howling far off in the distance. Suddenly, a nothing more fun than dressing up like something
tall on the senior class float at halftime moment of crowning glory as Homecoming king and light comes on above her and out of sheer terror she out of this world, walking from door to door,
of the Homecoming game. queen. stops. She looks up as the white glow beams down screaming out three simple words “trick-or-treat”
upon her from the streetlight. and having candy thrown at you. The fun part,
Homecoming Week ‘05 She resumes a quickened stride when she hears a
rustle in the bushes. Looking into the darkness, she
sees two red eyes peering out at her. The bushes
however, is being able to spook the kids and try to
make receiving the candy a struggle.
As my grandma says, “It’s always fun to watch
The week of October 3 though 8 bore witness to students breaking the hallowed commandment of forbidden headwear, adopting tropical begin to part and she runs to the door of the closest the little things squirm! I love to scare them and
flair, sporting their college team colors and revisiting decades of yore, all in the name of school spirit, and culminated in an enthusiastic house. She can hear the panting and heavy breath- then make it up with candy!”
pep rally in preparation for Wakefield’s epic Homecoming game. The Leesville Pride bowed down to the supremacy of the Wolverines. ing behind her, chasing her to the door. She In other words, Halloween submerses people in
scrambles up the front steps, then hits the door mischief and self-inflicted fright just for the fun of
with a thud. Too scared to scream for help, she it. It’s a time where any little noise can make your
The pep rally featured pies in the begins pounding on the door as hard as she can. mind wander off and think of the scariest things
faces of Principal Takacs, Mr.Orsett, She can feel the presence of the thing behind her imaginable. Halloween allows the little devil inside
Mr. Boudreau, and Mr. Senter. and she begins to panic. all of us to come out and play.
Slutsky: grace in action
BY BRITTANY PETERSON
Student Life Editor
From creating expressive motions as a toddler to
performing in Romeo and Juliet at the BTI center,
A group of decorated junior girls watch and cheer at the pep rally festivities. junior Marissa Slutsky has devoted almost her entire
life to a passion that constantly has her on her toes:
PHOTOS BY HOWLER STAFF ballet dancing.
Slutsky’s mother signed her daughter up for a series
of dance classes to keep her child busy. Little did she
LEP: modern thinkers
BY SARAH HILLA
Techtime 1005 the picture. These tools are easy to use, once
you know where to find them. First, under the
know that several years down the road, keeping Slutsky
busy would be the last thing she had on her mind.
right-click menu, go to Select => All, (that way Ever since her debut in the seventh grade, Slutsky
you edit the whole picture). Then, under the has consistently performed with the Carolina Ballet in
A small group of students sit in cottage two
debating philosophy and culture. There are no rules,
PICTURE right-click menu, go to Tools => Color Tools The Nutcracker at the BTI center in downtown
no procedures, and no boundaries. These students PERFECT...LITERALLY. => and select your tool. These tools are easy Raleigh. Slutsky said that The Nutcracker is her favorite
share a passion for knowledge and a love for learning to use, so just experiment and have fun! show to perform even though she does not have a
that is becoming increasingly rare among high starring role.
school students. They may not be wearing togas During a typical “When I was
and sandals, but they share the same desire for 1 week, Slutsky younger, I was a
soldier or a mouse.
knowledge that inspired the forums of Ancient It seems that digital pictures are everywhere to- dances between Slutsky poses a graceful dance move in the
Greece. day. One benefit of digital pictures is that they are one and three Now that I am older,
I have been asked to dance room at Wakefield High. Her practices will
Logos, Ethos, and Pathos are the Greek words easy to retouch, so you have the perfect picture of hours for four or soon begin for the winter musical, The Nutcracker.
perform with their
for reason, belief, and passion. These drive the the perfect moment. Here’s how. five days a week. STAFF PHOTO BY JONATHAN BOOTON
discussion at the newly formed LEP Forum. Aristotle First, go to http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/ core dancers,” said
believed that rhetoric is “the ability, in each particular stable.html and download GIMP so that you can Slutsky. said Slutsky.
2 With rehearsal beginning at the chilly breath of Ballet has taken Slutsky to countless competitions
case, to see the available means of persuasion.” Logos, follow along. You will need to download and install
Ethos, and Pathos are the appeal to logic, character, GTK first, which you’ll find in the same place. November, Slutsky will be consumed by the show, and shows across the country. At age 12, she danced in
and emotion. The discussions in LEP are often When you start up GIMP, you will see two tall even during her vacation from school. a commercial for Dole bananas that aired nationally.
centered around these three concepts, but they are windows and the “Tip of the Day.” Close the tip, “I live at the BTI center on Christmas break,” she That same year, she danced at Mar Largo in Palm Beach,
not limited by them. and select File => Open and select the picture you said sarcastically. Florida for a benefit to raise money for the arts, where
At the LEP Forum, debates of all kinds can arise. want to edit. During a typical week, Slutsky dances between one she met Tommy Hilfiger.
Alex Williams was inspired to do something When you first open the picure, the first step
3 and three hours for four or five days a week. OnTuesdays As much as Slutsky loves ballet, she finds it difficult
“unconventional, more intellectual and deeper than will be to crop it. On the tall window called “The Final Product: and Thursdays she attends a dance class at Duke to keep up with other parts of her life.
the average.” He started the Dead Poets Society last GIMP” click your Rectangle Select tool . Go University. After Slutsky overcame the intimidation of Last year was Slutsky’s toughest school year yet. Her
year, which was met with a good response. This to the picture, and click and drag a rectangle around dancing in a class with older students, she found the relentless dance schedule demanded long hours that
year, however, the LEP forum has been redesigned the area you want to crop out. Then, right click the course both exciting and challenging. took away from the time she needed to do schoolwork.
picture, go to Image => Crop Image. “I like to listen to what the Duke students have to Slutsky fell behind in her classes and hated the sympathy
Now, you will need to correct the color in say,” said Slutsky, “They critique dance videos and relate she got for it.
See LEP on page 10 them to real life.” This year, things changed for Slutsky. She dropped
When she is out of class and on center stage, Slutsky’s a time-consuming dance class that demanded a
mind is transported to another world. gruesome six hours of practice every Saturday and is
“I forget about everything else that is going on in my now taking one that only lasts an hour and a half. This
life and I am just happy,” she said. opened up more time for her to do homework and
However, Slutsky is known to be stubborn when it renew faltering friendships from her stressful sophomore
comes to moves that she does not life. If she does not year.
like what she has been told to do, she will change the “I’m very happy now,” said Slutsky, “Plus the fact
steps at the performance. that I don’t have braces on anymore…that’s another
“If it doesn’t go right with the music, I can’t do it,” thing that makes me really happy.”
“An Exquisite Salon As much as Slutsky loves ballet, she is able to see the
reality in her dancing career.
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with dance, but I don’t think that is going to happen
because I want a career,” said Slutsky, “I don’t want to
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M u s i c
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Muscians carry a mic in one
hand, a message in the other
Who’s your musical
BY HEATHER DAVIS
The ideas of infinite “Bob Marley. He has a face that was carved
money, luxury and worldwide by angels and he’s really chill.”
recognition have become
those that people most often - Brittany Broda, Sophomore
associate with today’s average
music superstar. However,
musicians are becoming
known as much for their
fortune and celebrity as they “Jerry Garcia. He’s a musical genius and really
are for taking social and
political stances in the name versatile because he can play bluegrass and jazz.
of those they represent
through their music.
He definitely helped define a musical era.”
Artists have always had the - Ms. Tekotte, English teacher
medium of their music to
convey political messages. But
once they achieve worldwide
fame, many musicians use the
money and influence they
have earned to give back to the “Jack Johnson, because his music is
community. A prime example indivdual and helps me relax.”
would be U2’s frontman
Bono, who was recently - Ross Hertzler, Freshman
nominated for a Nobel Peace
Prize because of his work with
the ONE campaign to end The Dixie Chicks, above, participated in Rock the Vote,
debt, poverty and AIDS in an initiative to get teens to register to vote. Other
“He’s trying to rid whole PHOTO BY ABACA PRESS/KRT “Martina McBride. She’s exceptionally
countries of debt, something talented.”
that won’t be achieved in his lifetime, and he’s doing community. The messages hip-hop artists delivered were brash and honest,
a good job,” said Johnnie Pippin, former manager and the genre as a whole was able to thrive because of the empowerment it - Lauren Wenick, Senior
of Manifest Disc and Tapes. Mr. Ronald May, infused in the black community.
Social Studies teacher, agrees, saying that the Many listeners credit early hip-hop musicians with teaching a different side
publicity Bono has brought to the issue is at least of history and for defining the black identity.
“raising awareness of injustice.” “I learned more black history from Public Enemy than I could from books,”
Many feel that musicians should use their said Mr. Steve Molinari, Social Studies teacher. “John Lennon, because he was a true
money for the good of the world. Since then, these genres have always been more politically fixated. But since
“Since the public is supporting [the musicians], September 11 and the War on Terror began, musicians of all styles seem to be rebel and would write what he felt. His
they’re indebted to pay them back by voicing their equally driven to share their political views. In these times of war and political
opinion and galvanizing,” said May, “They should turmoil, we have been able to witness multiple instances throughout the country
ideas were revolutionary.”
provide some public service.” of the effects of artists’ beliefs on our society. - Alex Williams, Senior
Though directly attributing to change through Because music is a reflection of our times, it seems only natural that musicians
charities and foundations may seem more effective, express the turmoil of the day.
most musicians exercise their power of influence “Any event in history will be expressed in music,” said Mr. Damian Madalena,
through their song lyrics. Inspired by the success of Social Studies teacher, “It’s a natural avenue for political thought.”
WORLD OUTSIDE OUR WALLS
the folk movement of the sixties and seventies, the Political commentary has been trickling more into mainstream music as our
overtly political genres of punk, hip-hop and rap of involvement with the War on Terror has continued. Especially after 2001’s
the eighties developed to send an alternative terrorist attacks, we saw American musicians of all genres incorporate politics
message. into their music. Country stars Toby Keith and Charlie Daniels released songs Article courtesy of Knight Ridder Services.
American bands such as the Dead Kennedys to show their support for our involvement in Iraq, while the Beastie Boys,
and Black Flag mocked and satirized every aspect Lenny Kravitz and Green Day were just as quick to release anti-war songs. Few
of organized government. Many hardcore punk failed to notice the political divide between genres. Musicians, audience reach out to
each other without radio’s link
groups united to bring attention to wrongdoings “Pretty much each genre is going to appease a mass,” said Pippin, “and
of the Reagan administration. country tends to appeal to middle class Americans and soccer moms.”
A Dead Kennedys’ parody of their own song The generalization of country fans being more conservative was well
“California Uber Alles” began by singing, “I am displayed when Dixie Chicks’ vocalist Natalie Maines said that she and her
BY JOHN BOUDREAU Earlier this month, GarageBand.com announced an agree-
Emperor Ronald Reagan / Born again with fascist band mates were “ashamed” that President Bush is from Texas. The Chick’s
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS ment with radio conglomerate Clear Channel to have 50 of its
cravings / Still, you made me president. /Human fans were outraged by the lack of patriotism the country band had shown, and artists featured on Clear Channel’s online radio stations every
rights will soon go ‘way / I am now our Shah today,” their album was boycotted and marches were organized against them because SAN FRANCISCO (KRT)—You may not have heard Geoff quarter.
while the Reagan Youth went as far as to derive they promoted an unpopular opinion. Many fans felt that it was not Maines’ Byrd singing on the radio. But on the Internet, he’s a star. “A lot of the trends are in place for a revolution in music, and
their band name from a play on the term “Hitler place to state her political views on the concert stage. As a fledgling pop artist, it’s difficult for him to get radio especially how music is discovered and promoted,” said Partovi,
Youth.” “People who tend to disagree with a certain message or think [musicians] airplay—especially at a time when “urban music” and hip hop 32, who once dreamed of being in a rock band. “Anyone under
Progressing simultaneously with the punk should be role models for morality might have problems with celebrities giving are what top the charts. “In order to get a contract, you have to 25 is not buying CDs. They are downloading them from the
movement, hip-hop became a medium for opinions,” said Madelena, “It really depends on their political affiliation.” have been shot 10 times or have a thug reputation,” Byrd said. Internet and listening to them on an iPod.”
discussion of African American rights and struggle. For a lot of fans, though, it seems that the beliefs and strong feelings of So Byrd posted his music on GarageBand.com, a San Fran- The San Francisco music site has star backing. Jerry Harrison,
Public Enemy, NWA, and Boogie Down musicians are what keep people listening. cisco-based Web site that serves as an online catalog of free music the Harvard-educated former guitarist for the Talking Heads, is
Productions rapped about political and social issues “I like to be intelligent, and I like lyrics and listening to them along with the and allows independent artists to distribute their music for free. the company’s chairman.
that mainly affected the African American music,” said Molinari, “but they’ve got to mean what they’re going to say.” Internet music sites like GarageBand.com are becoming a small The Internet “writes some new rules” for the music industry,
force in the entertainment world as digital music becomes in- Harrison said.
creasingly popular. George Martin, who signed the Beatles to their first record
Top 10 iTunes Downloads For the week of Oct. 18
Byrd has had four No. 1 hits on the listener-rated music site, contract because he liked their impish humor, is chairman of the
helping him develop a fan base. He has been hired for several gigs company’s advisory board.
and received queries from scouts for major record labels and film It’s becoming more common to use the Internet as a marketer
Black Eyed Peas directors. And he signed a contract with an independent label. for musicians. MP3.com was among the first to distribute inde-
1. “Gold Digger,” Kanye West, featuring “You are forced to learn how to market on the Internet,” said pendent music online. Services like The Orchard and the Inde-
the former high school teacher. pendent Online Distribution Alliance give smaller, independent
Jamie Foxx GarageBand.com started in 1999 as a dot-com that was sup- music labels the ability to sell songs through iTunes, Napster and
posed to be a record label, but went bust in early 2002. Ali eMusic. And Warner Music Group is launching an “e-label” this
2. “My Humps,” Black Eyed Peas Partovi, whose previous start-up, LinkExchange, was acquired in fall.
1998 by Microsoft for $265 million, bought the Web site’s GarageBand.com organizes its music by genre and ratings,
3. “Photograph,” Nickelback assets. Though he won’t divulge revenues or investment details, from ambient to punk pop and world fusion. Artists who agree
Partovi said he has invested less than $1 million on reviving the to review other bands can post their music for free. Others can
4. “Run It!” (Remix), Chris Brown operation so far. The company has four full-time employees and skip the reviews for a fee.
six part-timers. It has been profitable for about year. College and Internet radio stations pull music from
5. “Boyfriend,” Ashlee Simpson GarageBand.com has more than a half-million registered us- GarageBand.com, as do Internet radio stations. In an agreement
ers, and a catalog of well over 200,000 songs. with Microsoft, the top GarageBand artists are featured and sold
6. “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” Fall Out Boy Apple Computer pays GarageBand.com for the rights to use on MSN Music. GarageBand has also placed some of its popular
7. “Because of You,” Kelly Clarkson the GarageBand name for its software that is used to record and artists on Apple’s iTunes digital music Web site.
mix music. GarageBand.com’s podcasts, in which independent DJs cre-
8. “Beverly Hills,” Weezer GarageBand.com added podcast technology this spring, al- ate a following through their creative playlists, is “what radio used
lowing artists new ways to reach listeners. Musicians can podcast to be,” said Tamara Conniff, executive editor of Billboard maga-
9. “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” messages to their fans. Listeners can have music from favorite zine. “You’d listen to a DJ you related to and he would play cool
bands automatically downloaded, or podcast, to their digital music new music. Radio is not like that anymore.”
Green Day PHOTO BY ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/KRT players. And amateur DJs can assemble podcast “radio” shows. ___
Since the podcast launch, GarageBand.com’s monthly traffic (c) 2005, San Jose Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) Distributed
10. “Pretty Vegas,” INXS has nearly doubled to about 2 million unique visitors a month, by Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services.
Distributed by Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services. Partovi said.
A History Early 1920s
A strike against
Clarinetist Benny Goodman’s broadcasters by the American
ingenious artistry births swing. Young Society of Composers, Authors and
hepcats and jitterbugs were infatuated Publishers led to the rise of Business
with it, much to their parents’ dismay. Media Inc., which creates opportunities for
Who knew a clarinetist could cause so black musicians to bring the blues and
Louis Armstrong makes jazz much craziness? Makes you see band early rock and roll into the mainstream.
Events that altered American music. history with the Hot Five and kids in a whole new light. Fighting the man never
In 12-12 time. “scat” singing, the singing of sounded better.
nonsense syllables. Hey, at least
it’s better than trying to pass
off “yeah, nah-nah nah” for
M u s i c
28 OCTOBER 2005 THE HOWLER 7
The Lyrics Gap: Similarities and differences of generations
o one can argue with the idea that music lyrics have changed since Elvis’s infamous pelvic thrust. Talk to most adults today and they’ll tell you the lyrics of today are vulgar and disgusting. Perhaps they are,
but times have changed and less shocks us now, right? The lyrics below capture the spirit of three decades worth of lyrics: the 50s with Elvis’s Big Hunk o’ Love, the 60s with Dylan’s classic Like a Rolling
Stone and today with Chingy’s Right Thurr . In this issue of the paper, our staff set out to examine how music defines us and affects what we believe. We hope the stories and lyrics below and on these
two pages will stimulate discussion and thought.
Big Hunk o’ LovePresley
Like a Rolling Stone
Right Thurr Chingy
Once upon a time you dressed so fine I like the way you do that right thurr (right thurr)
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn’t you? Swing your hips when you’re walkin’, let down you’re hurr
People’d call, say, “Beware doll, you’re bound to fall” (let down your hurr)
You thought they were all kiddin’ you I like the way you do that right thurr (right thurr)
You used to laugh about Lick your lips when you’re talkin’, that make me sturr
Hey baby, I ain’t askin’ much of you Everybody that was hangin’ out
No no no no no no no no baby, I ain’t askin’ Now you don’t talk so loud I like the way you look in them pants, see ya fine (fine)
much of you Now you don’t seem so proud Your momma a quarter piece, she far from a dime (dime)
Just a big-a big-a hunk o’ love will do About having to be scrounging for your next meal. The type of girl that’ll getcha’ up and go make you grind
Don’t be a stingy little mama (grind)
You’re ‘bout to starve me half to death How does it feel I’m thinkin’ about snatchin’ her up, dirty, makin’ her mine
Well you can spare a kiss or two and How does it feel Look at her hips, (what?) look at her legs, ain’t she stacked?
Still have plenty left, no no no To be without a home (stacked)
Baby, I ain’t askin’ much of you Like a complete unknown I sure wouldn’t mind hittin’ that from the back (back)
Just a big-a big-a hunk o’ love will do Like a rolling stone? I like it when I touch it cuz she moan a l’il bit
You’re just a natural born beehive Jeans saggin’ so I can see her thong a l’il bit
You’ve gone to the finest school all right, Miss Lonely I know you grown a little bit, twenty years old, you legal
Filled with honey to the top
But you know you only used to get juiced in it Don’t trip off my people, just hop in the regal
Well I ain’t greedy baby And nobody has ever taught you how to live on the street
All I want is all you got, no no no I swooped on her like an eagle swoopin’ down on its prey
And now you find out you’re gonna have to get used to it
Baby, I ain’t askin’ much of you I know you popular, but you gon’ be famous today
You said you’d never compromise
Just a big-a big-a hunk o’ love will do With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
I got wishbone in my pocket He’s not selling any alibis She be shoppin’ in Frontenac
I got a rabbit’s foot ‘round my wrist As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes Just look at her front and back
You know I’d have all the things these lucky And ask him do you want to make a deal? Man, she so stacked and she know that I want that
charms could bring Her man, he’s so whacked girl can i taste yo cat
If you’d give me just one sweet kiss, no no no no (Chorus) Gave her three hundred to strip, like buyin’ a throwback
no no no She stay in the club,(club) I can be seein’ she got it honest
Baby, I ain’t askin’ much of you You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers In real life, girl remind me of Pocahontas
Just a big-a big-a hunk o’ love will do and the clowns She be at events, (yeah) so I’m impressed when she pass
When they all come down and did tricks for you (yeah)
You never understood that it ain’t no good All the high rollin’ cats wanna pay for that ass
You shouldn’t let other people get your kicks for you Ain’t no half steppin’, (steppin’) she strapped wit a nice
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat weapon (weapon)
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat Trick, it’s against the law for her to move them hips
Ain’t it hard when you discover that If you ever seen her dirty, your mouth gon’ drop
He really wasn’t where it’s at Worldwide fools probably tell you this off tops
After he took from you everything he could steal.
Can music shape who you are? Music trends at Wakefield
Romantic music’s nickname even
encompasses the whole idea in two
The Howler went investigating to find out what kind of music
words: “mood music.” makes WHS students tick. We polled 183 students-- two classes
For example, scientists have been
studying The Mozart Effect since Dr. from each grade level-- and found some interesting results.
Alfred Tomatis began using Mozart’s
music in his research back in the 1950s.
According to The Mozart Effect
Influence Indy music listeners
who follow what Students who
Resource Center’s website, the term Students who Students surveyed muscians have to say, agree or that music
encompasses how music affects people’s who take stock in compared to 6% of influences him or
strongly agree herself:
health to “reduce stress, depression, or that music influ- what muscians have those who listen to rap
anxiety; induce relaxation or sleep; to say: or rock.
ences him or
activate the body; and improve memory
or awareness.” herself:
However, these effects are mostly
temporary and seemingly physiological, 9% 11%
not psychological. Repeated listening of
Mozart or any other music, so far, hasn’t
Students who said
been proven to alter a person’s psyche. Rap/ Hip Hop Students surveyed rap/hip hop was
“[We learn] through repetition. Students who get listen to rap the one of their top 3
Sensory information is really just a Students who their music from the most, making it choices for music:
different kind of knowledge. If all you listen to rap the radio and MTV and more popular than
listen to is that aggressive music… most and thought radio’s Top 40: any other genre:
would it change the way you act? that their music
Maybe,” said former Wakefield teacher
Dr. Galina Mindlin, a psychiatrist who practices “brain music therapy,” obscure right, works with patient Jennifer Lodge McCammon, now a graduate
Depaws, September 1, 2005, in New York. Dr. Mindlin converts brain waves to musical sounds, and puts them on
a a CD to relax patients with their own personal music.
student at NC State.
According to the American
PHOTO BY THE RECORD/KRT Psychological Association, or APA, a
BY DANIELA NOGUEIRA But can lyrics really influence a person to change new study shows that violent, angry music leads Students surveyed who said
Layout Editor their actions? The question is burning at the heart your mind toward negative, violent thoughts. Rock Students surveyed who
listen to rock the most that rock was either their 1st, 2nd,
of the battle over censorship, challenging another Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Well, up to this think their music doesn’t or 3rd choice of music:
Plato thought music was dangerous. Over 2000 basic Platonic theory: Music is so powerful that it point, most researchers had “found no effects of Students surveyed who
listen to rock the most that offend anyone:
years ago, the towering Greek philosopher warned can alter a person’s character. lyrical content” on listeners says the APA. Despite
think their music influ-
of its possible consequences to his students and “I think it’s possible,” said senior Kris Hilbert, a these mixed results, scientists are seeing a build of ences him or herself:
advocated for its censure. He believed that some musician himself, “If you listen to hateful music all support for the simple hypothesis that aggressive
forms of music should be barred from a child’s the time, it’s easier for you to be hateful.”
education until he or she is old enough to be
exposed to the “evils” of music.
will make you more aggressive, relaxed music will
Enter Exhibit A: the Columbine shooting back make you relaxed.
in 1999. After Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold Or does it work backwards? Listeners may choose
Fast forward to the present, and the parents of viciously killed 13 people and committed suicide, songs because they are a certain style, but not
the new millennium are taking up arms with the it was revealed that the pair were into German heavy necessarily. Could they like a certain style because
same concept. But these days, censorship supporters metal rock bands, such as Rammstein and KMFDM of the songs? Across the Board Students surveyed Students surveyed
who believe their
are not criticizing unharmonious chords. They are (an abbreviation for a German phrase which means McCammon doesn’t think so. “Why do you Students surveyed who get their music
music is not
calling for the banning of profane lyrics which they “no pity for the majority”). Harris had put lyrics of like that song? Because it fits your personality,” he Students sur- who listen to religious from MTV or radio’s offensive:
believe can influence children to engage in violent, certain songs up on his website, and the music soon said. veyed who listen music, compared to Top 40 charts:
sexual, or unlawful acts. received some of the blame. In either case, people seem to believe in the power to jazz, classical 49% who listen to
music about sex/
or country music
Wakefield Family and Consumer Science teacher No one can really prove if the music drove of music at least on personal level.
the most: drugs.
Irma Bode even called up a radio station when it Harris and Klebold to violence, but certain effects “My musical talent—at whatever level—sort of
allowed an expletitive to be said on the air. of music are seen as undeniable. It’s used to affect defines me,” said McCammon, who started playing
“I was offended by it,” said Bode, whose children people’s attitudes on a daily basis. Teachers play his first musical instrument at age two.
were in the car at the time, “For me, it’s different. relaxing music during tests, churches use choirs to Hilbert sees it in a slightly different light. “Music
But for children, who are impressionable, I think enthuse congregations, and athletes are known to is all I really need to do. It just feels powerful.
there needs to be some censorship.” play loud, pump-up music before a big game. Extremely powerful,” said Hilbert, “You can’t even 1970
describe it in words. You need music.”
Pete Seeger forms
The Weavers, a folk group out of 1956 1969 NWA, comprised of Dr. Dre,
New York City. The group is placed Ice Cube, Easy E, Mc Ren
under surveillance by the FBI for their and Yella, releases Straight
protest songs about labor unions. That’s Outa Compton, which sets the
right, a folk group might have been a standards for gangsta rap in
threat to the government. Rock the coming decade.
on Seeger, rock on. Simon and Garfunkel, Joni
Mitchell, Cat Stevens, and James
Taylor ruin family road trips for 1999
Over half a million decades to come. Sorry, kids. College dropout Sean
Parents flip over Elvis’ people attend Woodstock Music Fanning founds the controversial
seemingly erotic pelvis Festival, which becomes the climax of file-sharing program Napster. The
movements while performing the sixties. Performances include the recording industry files a lawsuit for
“Hound Dog” on The Milton Grateful Dead, the Who, Joan Baez, tributary copyright infringement.
and Jimi Hendrix. It’s a completely Napster loses the suit, but new
1947 Berle Show. Blame Elvis for
Brittney Spears. drug-free, child-friendly 1989 programs, such as Kazaa and
environment… Limewire, have since
8THE HOWLER 28 OCTOBER 2005
Music Review: Danger Doom vs. Metric
TO LIVE IT
While the music is just as upbeat and the lyrics
HEATHER DAVIS Danger Doom is completely different from LAYLA KEELE
are just as catchy as on their debut album, Metric’s
any other hip-hop act out today, but I’m not so
new album Live it Out sounds slightly grimier
“Why did you buy this album? I don’t know and more raw than their previous album, Old sure how good of a thing that is. The beats on the
album are good, but to me every sound sounded Metric’s new CD, Live It Out, is the kind of CD
why you did, you’re stupid,” lisps Brak within a World Underground, Where Are You Now. The that seems like it should be on Vinyl instead of a
minute of the opening track. The offhand humor songs are less power-poppy, but vocalist and little metallic disk. The music is too special, too
doesn’t end there. keyboardist Emily Haines is just as persistent with The CD is different due to the face that it is
full of monologues and other appearances by unique, too out there to be just like every other
An album dedicated to Cartoon Network’s Adult her synthesizer, and the drums and guitar still identical CD sitting on shelves in stores.
Danger Doom Adult Swim characters, which really left me lost.
Swim seems the perfect album for Dangerdoom, a make you want to get up and dance. Metric’s sound is always changing. Once you
collaboration between rapper MF Doom and DJ Straying away from their 70s and 80s pop
The Mouse and the Mask Sure, I’ve
$11.98 at Barnes and Noble tuned think you understand where the band is going, the
Danger Mouse. MF Doom has released previous influences was definitely for the better. This CD Not understanding in a scene changes; the rhythm is louder, harder, and
albums and collaborations with running themes sounds more reminiscent of PJ Harvey than it STAFF PHOTO BY DANIEL MARCUS made me feel as though more in your face than before. The sound is a jumpy
under various stage names, and DJ Danger Mouse does Blondie, which is probably for the best in couple
I missed what the whole o f sound, full of power pop and heart braking melo-
is famous for mixing the Beatle’s White Album M e t r i c ’s dies. Every person in the band amplifies this sound.
with Jay-Z’s Black Album to create his own Grey Metric’s new album Live it c a s e . CD was supposed to be t o Jimmy Shaw and Josh Winstead are amazing on
Album. Together, the pair makes a dynamic team. Their Wakefield’s about. the guitar and bass. Their sounds are completely
Although the theme is gimmicky and probably Out sounds slightly last football record.
collection of electric, and are felt in the bones. The beats made
a waste of talent, the album doesn’t fail to satisfy. grimier and more raw album me want to cry and dance all at once. Joules Scott,
Rather than sampling obscure movies and cartoons on Cartoon Network late at night, but
than their previous al- w a s not enough to understand half the jokes on the the drummer, seems to be rhythmically in turn to
television shows throughout tracks, each song released every beat he plays. Metric’s sound is almost mock-
CD. Not understanding made me feel as thought
features an appearance from a member of the Adult over two years ago, and the change in their sound ing, giving off a “do you really want to mess with
Swim lineup. The voices of characters from Aqua is well-deserved. The composition of the songs Buying new fall I missed what the whole CD was supposed to be
about. The us” vibe.
Teen Hunger Force, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, remains fairly similar to those off of Old World clothes. music didn’t ...this cd was okay. Emily Haines, the lead singer, continues mock-
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, and Sealab 2021, Underground: each song climaxes early and the ing listeners with her haunting and sultry voice.
are a tad excessive and unnecessary, but still flow entire CD seems to speed by, despite the albums really sound
like music to me. Instead it was a collection of Her voice carries the lyrics so well that they seem to
throughout the entire album and work with Danger being essentially the same length. fly on their own. The lyrics continually make no
sounds and voices mixed together.
Mouse’s beats to make the album quirky and fun, Even though this album is pretty good all sense, and then suddenly add up.
while maintaining the laidback feel. around, a few of the tracks really stick out. The A morning without A couple of the rhymes and lines on the CD
were clever and the beats were original. Danger “You can burn your paper fingers in the ashtray,
Aside from the guest appearances of Adult Swim title song, “Live it Out” is fun, poppy and caffeine. Doom also had a good, strong voice throughout Place your
characters, some real MC’s have tracks on this album, meaningful, with tragic lyrics to contrast the swollen
too. “Soul-machine” Cee-lo Green adds a smoother upbeat sound. “Poster of a Girl” is also impressive, the CD. His voiced compared along side the ...the lyrics sting...
squeaky cartoon characters voices was an interest- lips on
R&B feel to “Bizzy Box,” and rapper Talib Kweli’s and with its synth riff and pulsing guitar, it’s mine,” show
catchy, bouncing rhymes are the perfect counterpart probably most similar to their previous album of that they lyrics are mixed up and yet controversial.
to the smoother style of MF Doom. Track three, any other track. “Patriarch on a Vespa” really Midterms. My favorite song on the CD was track num-
ber five because of it’s interesting sound. It was However, if you are the type of person who doesn’t
“The Mask,” which features Wu-Tang Clan defines their new sound, though. As one of the like to follow hard lyrics, and constantly changing
not just rapping or funny little voices. There
member Ghostface, is probably my favorite track, more guitar-driven songs on the album, it has a sounds, this is not the CD for you.
and Doom and Ghostface’s rhymes probably have heavier bass line than most of their songs, which seemed to be variety in this song that wasn’t in-
cluded on the rest of the CD. Metric is an amazing band. They are radical, yet
the best flow of everything on the album. is well-balanced by Haines’ voice. Although her soft at times. They are the eighties, a mix of the
Overall I’d have to say this CD was okay. It
I’ve yet to hear anything of Doom’s or Danger voice is sweet, it still fits with the urgent guitars as dreamy sixties, and a whole lot of the now mixed
Mouse’s that I haven’t liked, so for me to say she “ahh”s and “ooh”s throughout the verses. wasn’t amazing, but it was not horrible. I just felt
as though I missed out on a great deal since I with the up and coming. Their lyrics sting, and
anything negative about this album would be Metric’s new album is nothing short of their use of instruments are so powerful that it hurts.
didn’t know any Adult Swim’s characters. I really
absurd. The production is much smoother than impressive, as they’ve overcome the sophomore The only draw back is that at times, the music may
any of MF Doom’s previous releases, and Danger album jinx and have really developed a more did not understand the jokes or what was being
said. This CD seems to be only for hardcore fans. be hard to take. But that is easily fixed by the diver-
Mouse’s beats are top quality, as always. mature and artistic sound since their debut. sity of the CD. Their music seems to really simulate
If your not, you will just be lost.
Live it Out
$13.98 at Barnes and Noble
STAFF PHOTO BY DANIEL MARCUS
N Events Rolling Stones rock Durham Anastasio, former member of Phish, started the One other little interesting thing that hap-
Wed 2- Butch Walker, Damone at Lincoln OH MICK JAGGER! night with some mellow music, consisting mostly pened that evening had to do with the stage. As
Fri 4- Stephen Lynch at Lincoln HE’S SO HOTT
Fri 4- Cartel, The Mile After at the Brewery
of his own compositions. However, a couple cover
songs were thrown in the mix. His set lasted an
the Rolling Stones began to play “Miss You,” the
stage began its forward movement into the crowd.
Sat 5- Alesana, Scapegoat, Remember Eden at the
Brewery hour or so and he left the stage just as the sun This is one thing I have never seen at a concert A Bigger
DOTTIE BRYAN began to set. before. All band members were atop the platform
Sat 5- November to Dismember: Fall Metal
Showcase at Lincoln Now, before I go any further, I have to explain housing the drum set as it moved further into the Bang
the stage that towered over Wallace Wade Sta- mass of hysterical fans. Needless to say, that move
Sat 5- the Obtruders, the Villains, Nobody’s
Supremacy, Zeke Berkley, Destroyed Tradition at
Let me begin with Wow! One of the only truly
dium. The stage took the shape of a squared off was a crowd pleaser, and the band gained a few
talented classic rock bands remaining, that is still
Sadlack’s Heroes (FREE)
Mon 7- From Autumn to Ashes, Boys Sets Fire, touring, actually made a stop in Durham. Satur-
butterfly. Nearing around five stories tall, it took
50 moving trucks to get every one of its parts to
new bras as well (yes, America still embraces
women who throw underwear at men).
Esoterick, Biology at Lincoln day October 8, 2005 was a night that few of the
Durham. The stage, constructed in less than 48 This was an absolutely wonderful concert.
Tues 8- All American Rejects w/ Rooney, and the 40,000 at Wallace Wade Stadium will ever for- Closest remaining
hours, was a truly overpowering force. In the cen- There is no 60 year-old mentality in any of the
Academy Is… at Cat’s get. shows...
ter, jetting over five stories high, was the screen men who performed. Jagger jumped around as
Tues 8- The Honorary Title, Waking Ashland, I am The legendary Rolling Stones, formed in 1962
that (most of the time) displayed Jagger. How- though he was still in his 20’s. Richards looks
the Avalanche, Koufax at Greene Street in Dartford, England is another prodigal band 01/13/06
Wed 9- Daphne Loves Derby at the Brewery ever, it also included a few scenes from tours and more aged than the rest of them, but he’s done a
to spawn from the United Kingdom. Mick Jagger Boston, MA
Thurs 10-Matchbook Romance, Armor for Sleep, moments from the past throughout the concert. lot more. This children is why drugs are bad.
heads the group as lead singer, with unique Keith
Lovedrug, Gatsby’s American Dream at Tremont Stemming from the seemingly enlarged For any Stones fans that weren’t able to make
Richards on guitar, and Charlie Watts on drums. 01/15/06
Sat 12- the 38 Steps, LeftisRight at Sadlack’s Heroes jumbo-tron were color panels that sprouted from it to the show, I am truly sorry for you.
All of them were on stage, rocking, as they would Boston, MA
(FREE) the sides like whiskers, and changed into colors In natural fashion, the Rolling Stones ended
have 30 years ago.
Sat 12- the Breakfast Club (80’s party band) at you only thought you would see in a Partridge with a bang – literally. After the band left the
Lincoln Before the sun went down Saturday, Trey 01/18/06
Family re-run. It was truly an amazing stage, the sky was illuminated by sparkling, snap-
Sun 13- Circle Takes the Square, I Would Set Myself New York, NY
sight, and made every seat in the house ping fireworks along the flames that shot from
On Fire For You, Chet Stedman at Greene Street feel as though it was in the front row. both sides of the top of the stage. The heat was
Thurs 17- Converge, Darkest hour, the Red Chord, 01/20/06
Being almost too appropriate, the Roll- felt throughout the stadium. It was the perfect
Municipal Waste at Cat’s New York, NY
ing Stones opened the show with “Start end to a truly unforgettable experience.
Fri 18- Mae, Circa Survive, Mute Math, Mashlin
Me Up”, one of their popular songs. The This could have been one of the last chances
at Tremont 02/01/06
Fri 18- The Capulets, 33 West, Evoka at the Brewery night progressed with many of the bands to see the Rolling Stones before they hang up their
Sat 19- Captured by Robots! At Kings (a rock group popular, older songs. Surprisingly, they guitars and actually take a chance to settle down.
made up of instrument playing robots that a man didn’t play too many songs from their new It was worth every penny for that experience.
controls) album, A Bigger Bang. A few other songs
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Sun 20- Hot Rod Circuit, Piebald, Valiant Thorr performed through out the night were, “I
at Cat’s Can’t Get No (Satisfaction),” “Wild
Mon 21- Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Tristeza, Horses,” and “Honky Tonk Woman.”
Brandon Butler at Cat’s
Throughout the night, one of the most
Mon 21- Hot Hot Heat, TheRedWalls, Diamond comical things was seeing how many times
Mick Jagger and bandmates on stage. Projectons
Nights at Greene Street in the background show off the screen towering Jagger switched shirts. He started the night
Tues 22- Against Me! Epoxies, Smoke or Fire, the over the stage.
Soviettes at Cat’s with a black shirt and teal jacket, and
PHOTO COURTESY OF KRT ended wearing something near a light
Fri 25- Pico vs. Island Trees at Lincoln
Sat 26- Dandy Warhols, the Out Crowd at Cat’s pink shirt.
Sun 27- As I Lay Dying, Norma Jean, Madball, A
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Entertainment THE HOWLER 9
Wakefield captured in a Wonderland
ever, were revamped and modernized. Such as be- were all together wonderful to watch.
“THE WHOLE PLAY ing “emo” and using “Mapquest”. Beech also in- Jillian Kennedy, who played the Queen of
TRULY FELT LIKE A cluded pop culture phrases such as, “do you hear Hearts, was wonderful to watch as well. She was
WONDERFULLY STRANGE me now?” The injection of words and pop culture graceful and
TRIP THROUGH gave the whole play a “Shrek” type of humor. wicked yet
WONDERLAND. “ The humor was not only displayed by the won- charming at “The humor was not
LAYLA KEELE derful words and jokes, but by the actors portray- the same only displayed by
ing them. Although there were two girls who played time. She the wonderful
Alice, Jillian Kennedy and Ashley Wells, I was only was entirely words and jokes,
The Wakefield High auditorium turned into a able to see one of them. I saw Ashley Wells, who believable as but by the actors
magical place full of wonder and imagination for was eye catching as Alice. Every second she was on someone portraying them.”
the three days that “Alice in Wonderland” was pre- the stage, she was Alice. Her lines were not forced, who would
formed. Mr. Beech was the writer and director of they were natural. I felt as though I was right with chop off
the new and improved interpretation of the be- her, traveling through Wonderland. your head with a smile.
loved book’s stage production. Beech rewrote the The entire cast was amazing. There were many Overall the cast was superb. They were funny,
play four times before he felt it was perfect. The notable performances, such as Megan Kennedy big and eye catching. Even the small roles such as
original version was set in a library but, “the charac- who played The Mad Hatter. She stood out as go- the clams or flowers were amusing and memorable,
ters were not working the way I wanted them to,” ing over the top and throwing herself into the per- thanks to their personal flair and comedic timing.
Beech said. The finished product was amazing. Re- formance. The overall appearance of the play was incred-
taining the wit and humor of the book, the play Hayley Hedges, who played the Cheshire Cat, ible, too. It was both attractive and meaningful.
added a little something extra: a modern spin that also had a notable performance. She was creepy yet The stairs that swept across the stage were made of
made everything sparkle. delightful. Her comedy was right on; every time books that had once been banned.
One of the sparkling elements added to the play she was on stage she crept around with a big insane “That was my political statement,” Beech said.
Lauren Wenich, The Red Queen, yells at Jillian Kennedy, Alice, during “Alice in Wonderland.” Wenick’s was the traditional but fresh writing. “I love how smile just as the Cheshire Cat would. Tweedle-Dee All around, Alice in Wonderland was amazing.
character was modeled after a drill sergeant. Lewis Carroll played with words,” Beech said. Beech and Tweedle-Dum were insanely funny. Their It was full of the original imagination of the book
STAFF PHOTO BY SHEA JOHNS
enhanced the quality with his own lines and con- words and movements were right on target: they with the whole new element of a modern setting
versations. The words that he played with, how- never skipped a beat, they were flashy and fast and giving it something extra. The whole play truly felt
like a lovely and strange trip through Wonderland.
Let it Burn
Appealing art for the mind and soul By Joe Miller
the sky, giving the feel a person gets while on their backs under water with their
eyes open. Then it moves forward, above water, looking up at the sky, giving a
view of the clouds. A few seconds later birds began flying on the screen.
The theme of this aspect of the exhibit was “Breathing Underwater.” At the
entrance was a book written by Curtin, called “Underwater Breathing Instruc-
On the second floor was the second part of the exhibit, which was another
projection that appealed to the senses virtually. Five of the artists featured in
this exhibit collaborated their skills in order to create a masterpiece, which
proved to be more meaningful than initially perceived.
Through sound, graphic design, interactive design, and environmental
engineering the artists of E-A-T.biz created a Koy Garden. The garden was
another projection, but this time on the floor. Simulated fish and projected
water movement gave a very realistic touch to the nature brought indoors.
However, a twist was thrown in when the fish began to change into billboards,
advertising for Cartoon Network, Energizer and so on.
The true meaning of the artists’ Koy garden was one of the strongest themes
of the exhibit as a whole.
“Magic of simulation initially holds seductive appeal, but the ultimate
Michael Schultz’s digital photograph, ink-jet color print, featured in message – how the natural environment is being co-opted to feed consumer
Crosscurrrents. Photo taken in Virginia in 2004. impulses- is alarming,” statement taken from the description of the piece.
Photo in Preview: the NCMA Magazine
The last aspect of the exhibit was on the bottom floor of the museum. This
section was a more typical art exhibit. Many of the pieces had deep meanings
BY DOTTIE BRYAN the artists were trying to portray by putting their feelings straight out into the
Entertainment Editor open. All of the pieces by
Hot Spots in Raleigh
David B. Brodeur were
Crosscurrents, the newest installment at the North Carolina Museum of Art,
is a combination of the talents of 28 artists, all of whom reside in North
based on weapons the
US deployed in Iraq.
“Unlike most exhibits,
Carolina. Unlike most exhibits, Crosscurrents covers ground on all three levels of
the museum, giving people something fun to dabble in no matter the floor
One of Brodeur’s Crosscurrents covers
larger pieces on
they reside on.
Shortly after entering the museum, on the top level is the first encounter
display was a ground on all three levels “King’s pool tables, video games, and cheap drinks host an
dirty bomb, one
with the excellence that is Crosscurrents. It is found in a solitary, somewhat of the weapons of the museum, giving environment of unpretentious adults on a relaxed night out.”
secluded room. Within the room are two green “mood” lights which are set on dropped on the
the path to the back of the room where there is a bed to lie upon while gazing first night of the people something fun to BY HAYLEY HEDGES the front lead to a stage with a good sound system.
up towards the ceiling where the true entertainment begins. war with Iraq. Local bands such as Alesana are known to play there,
“This work infuses the viewer in the cusp of consciousness where dreaming Another mean- dabble in no matter the Staff Writer
and the Berkeley hosts a drums and bass night on
and waking blend, and imaginations are most intense,” Christopher Curtin
was quoted saying about the work he created on the plaque at the entrance of
ingful piece in the
exhibit was “Me and
floor they reside on.” North Carolina is a very hot spot for shows and
live entertainment. Numerous bands and
the weekends as well.
The Brewery on Hillsborough St in downtown
his exhibit. the Apocalypse” by Ron performers have gotten their start at the various Raleigh is a different kind of venue. In a way, it’s a
Once on the bed the viewer finds his or herself looking up at a screen with Rozzele. He enlarged a picture of a local venues. smoke filled hole in the wall, yet people just keep
ever changing scenes projected upon it. This screen takes a life-like feel, giving hydrogen bomb, and below it put pictures of him growing up, symbolizing Every weekend there are multiple shows going going back. Everyone knows each other there and
the viewer a sense as if he is in the environment being projected. Every scene is growing up under the bomb scare. on. The demand for good live music is due in part most people go not for the music but for “the scene.”
projected onto a sheet of cloth that is being moved by eight mini-fans to give Other pieces involved didn’t always contain the deepest meanings, such as to the huge scene associated. These “scenesters” make The Brewery is the main stage for hardcore music,
each scene a more life-like feel through the movement. “A Salt Library” by Stacy L. Kirby. She placed multiple blocks of salt into the appearances every weekend, boys in their girl jeans but the owner is an advocate for death metal. On
The screen progresses from an underwater view to one looking up towards ocean, and kept track of how much they dissolved and lip rings, along with college kids and adults. occasion the venue has decent bands play (usually
day by day (her journal is open for people to view Cat’s Cradle is a live music spot on Franklin St. local) and has been known to host national touring
while there). Then after the blocks had dissolved in Carrboro. Shows at Cat’s are usually cheap and acts. Although it’s right next to NC State, the crowd
enough, Kirby took them out of the water and run five or six times a week. The Cradle does not is rarely made up of college kids. It’s the place to go
made a salt barrier. usually play local bands but has headliners touring for friends, drama and appearances.
It is intriguing to see what the people within from around the world. Drinks are cheap and the Lincoln Theatre, located on East Cabarrus St in
North Carolina are capable of creating. Crosscurrents non-smoking atmosphere is definitely a perk. Raleigh receives a lot of criticism for their booking
is an exhibit worth seeing. Whether it’s for clearing Parking can be a problem, though. The parking lot strategy. The old-movie theatre architecture gives
the mind at the Koy Garden, breathing underwa- out front is always full unless you arrive ahead of
ter in the “bed” room, or just spending time view- time. Tickets are relatively cheap and it provides a
ing artistic talent spread upon canvas or in statue
form, it is worth taking a little time out of your day.
seating area along with standing room.
King’s, located on McDowell St in downtown
“The demand for
Raleigh, is a more laid-
back venue. Pool
good live music is
tables, video games,
and cheap drinks host
due in part to the
Over 70 sandwiches
Breakfast is served an environment of
Ziti and More!
from 7am until 11am on a relaxed night out.
The venue’s shows
range from indie rock
extended to 11:45 to hip hop to reggae, the venue character, but it doesn’t make up for their
with other activities lacking music choices. Local bands that are booked
just for students! that include movie rarely appeal to the younger crowd. However,
nights and comedy national tours are occasionally scheduled. Bands
acts. Along with their that frequent Lincoln include Jump Little Children,
The Great Taste of New York annual Gong Show,
King’s is a place to have
Appetite for Destruction and Carbon Leaf. The
Lincoln is a happy medium between the bigger
a good time and not venues such as Alltel Pavilion and smaller venues
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except your date
such as the Brewery.
Disco Rodeo, formerly the Ritz, is on Industrial
thinks. Road and is a hit or miss spot. Don’t plan on getting
The Berkeley Café a good show unless Cat’s Cradle books it. This venue
During the school day is a cozy spot located reserves the weekends for Latin music celebrations
around the corner and dance parties. It is overpriced, but has an
when you present your from Kings on W awesome stage with an upstairs balcony and can
Martin St in hold a large capacity of people. Disco Rodeo also
Wakefield School ID downtown Raleigh. has a dance floor for the daring.
Serving sandwiches Six String Café is a smoke-free live acoustic music
during the day and venue located on Edinburgh Street in Cary. Not as
live music at night, the well known as other venues, it is a small space with
Berkeley hosts a wide fluffy couches and comfy chairs. With Six String’s
Located at Wakefield Commons Shopping Center (Kroger) range of bands from full menu, sit down for a local or touring acoustic
near Wakefield 12 movie theatre blues to hardcore. performer and relax with food and drink, the
Suite #167 919-453-2775, Fax: 919-453-2776 Tables and booths in kitchen serves until the show is over.
10 THE HOWLER 28 OCTOBER 2005
NCSSM from page 4 Knower from page 1 the modeling world to be different than many may Traffic from page 1 out of their cars” and parents need to have more
menu that includes something for everyone. With “It can be a difficult industry,” her mother said, school permission to start constructing the Village. Takacs has noticed common safety issues too,
organizations ranging from Drama to Students for “Anya saw girls doing drugs and throwing up and To best prepare students and parents for the such as students being dropped off on Wakefield
a Free Tibet, “Punk Rawk” to Young Republicans taking diahretics to be thin, but it’s good that she change, the new traffic patterns were established Pines Drive, parents pulling into teacher parking
or Teen Democrats, anime, weight lifting, chess and was exposed to that. She’s decided that those are before the beginning of the school year. Students spaces in the carpool line, and parents cutting in
a bounty of other interest-based, national, and in- things she isn’t going to do.” and parents were sent diagrams and an explanation lines on the way in and out of the parking lot.
ternational clubs, there are plenty of options for a These meaningful experiences are ones that of the planned traffic flow in the packet sent home Though there are not many other options that
student who wants to get involved, if he or she can Knower has been able to take part in while still with schedules over the summer. can be taken towards further decongesting the
find time. managing to keep up in school and even partici- Carpool drop-off and pick-up is now located in traffic on Wakefield Pines Drive, there is a plan to
Three hours of weekly work service are required pate on the basketball team. Her love for basketball front of the tennis courts. Parents and visitors now build a bridge directing New Falls of Neuse Road
of every resident. Students are assigned to a year- is something that predates her modeling and she use the first entrance to the staff and visitor parking to 540.
long task, such as serving lunch in the cafeteria like has continued despite her busy schedule. lot, while students and staff use the entrance that “If they were to build the bridge, then all the
Pepin does or lab assistance like Ayyagari. Dorm “[Basketball] has made her more well-rounded,” leads to the front of the school. Students who park commuter traffic going to 540 would take [the
mates are given nightly housekeeping chores that her mother said, “It’s been a juggle, but basketball at school must now cut through the bus parking bridge] and voila!” said Takacs.
vary by week. Homework can be lengthy and clubs has been a constant in her life. It’s helped her in so lot to turn left onto Falls of Neuse Road. If this bridge were built, commuters headed
or sports may take up a lot much time. Sleep is vital, many ways. It’s like a family for her.” Playing bas- “[The new traffic pattern] is not perfect, but towards 540 would be able to get there without
though dependent on the individual’s schedule. ketball has also helped Knower stay in shape while given the circumstances and parameters, it’s the best having to drive through all of the school traffic.
“Sleeping is an important aspect of life here,” still doing something she enjoys. we can do,” said Takacs, “We’ve made some changes “There are traffic jams because parents use
Haskins said, “Some kids don’t have class the first Playing basketball is even something Knower since the first day, but all and all it seems to be Wakefield to cut to 540, but we won’t have that
block of the day, [which] is called a sleep-in. I un- sees as a possibility for her future. working.” problem with the bridge. No one likes a traffic jam,
fortunately have no sleep-ins so I wake up around “I may go to ECU and play basketball” she said, Since the first week of school, very few issues and right now this [traffic pattern] is the best way
seven every day and go to bed around midnight.” but she doesn’t leave modeling out of her future have arisen with the traffic flow that require much [to avoid them],” said Riggleman, “Parents should
Because his family lives relatively nearby, Haskins plans. attention. However, according to coach Richard offer a suggestion instead of a complaint.”
likes to leave his weekends free of homework in “If the modeling industry is good, I’ll take a year Riggleman, students still “need to be ready to get
order to make the most of his visits home. Although off to model.”
it means he Her future is not set in stone, but Knower hopes Parents from page 1 reers, should know what they’re doing,” said
has to com- Anya Knower poses in another one of her to continue both basketball and modeling at least Auyong.
plete all his shoots. She has won modeling contracts and for her last year in high school. Whether she con- That’s not to say they should be left completely
“Everyone here is work dur- looks to continue modeling into her last year in tinues modeling after high school is unclear, but to their own devices either. A child, according to
motivated by ing the high school Knower will never be without the lessons she’s Ryan, still needs support.
wanting to learn, week, he is PHOTO COURTESY OF ANYA KNOWER
not by GPA and class learned. “I find that leaving a kid totally on his own is
able to re- make it and get it out of her system.” Her mother feels that modeling and, specifically, negligent,” said Ryan, who practices a policy of
rank” tain what Fashion Week has been a positive experience for
Instead, Knower won $100,000 in modeling letting her children venture out on their own and
-Lisa Pepin most stu- contracts with New York Model Management and Knower. “Anya now has friends all over the world,” then helping them when they are down.
dents miss continued modeling with them. She has been in she said. Wakefield Assistant Principal Tripp Crayton
at NCSSM: Elle Girl magazine several times and will appear in Knower also feels she was lucky to have the stressed the importance of striking the balance be-
regularly the Prom issue of YM. chance to have those experiences. tween giving a child too much independence and
seeing fa- The chance to be in magazines is a great oppor- “I really just appreciate everything I’ve gotten not enough.
miliar faces and old friends. tunity, but both Knower and her mother found the opportunity to do.” “I think in the end, overzealous parents are hurt-
“I miss my friends an awful lot,” said Pepin, ing their children more than helping,” he said, “Ide-
“NCSSM is its own bubble that will suck you in... with long-term conservation than they are with ally, you would have parents that are in the middle.
I didn’t even know about Katrina until three days Gas Prices from page 1 short-term conservation. They cite the need for You hope to have that happy medium.”
after it happened. I have people I talk to in each Susan Schock, an AP U.S. History and AP Psy- our society and government to invest in long-term Like Ryan and Miano, Crayton emphasized one
class now and can joke around with, but no one yet chology teacher at Wakefield, drives a Honda Ac- solutions to the current gas prices. major point to having an effective relationship be-
I feel completely comfortable with.” cord and has been trying to save her gas lately. “We need to realize that we’re not going to have tween parent and child: communication.
For those who manage to find free hours, how- “I try to do all my errands in one trip,” said oil forever,” said Schock, “and we need to begin to “Constantly communicate with your child,” he
ever, the local scene is teeming with possibilities. Schock, “and my husband and I have stopped vis- find some alternatives.” said.
Personal vehicle use is prohibited at all times with iting family in Winston-Salem and Greensboro.” Within the past decade, strides have been taken, Leaving the line of communication open allows
exception of prom and when parents come to re- Others modify their physical driving habits. in both the corporate and consumer world, to ease for each side to understand the other’s concerns,
trieve their students for weekends. Fortunately, From keeping their engine’s RPMs down to coast- dependency off of oil. Car manufacturers, such as they say.
van “loops,” which run like buses to local streets, are ing in neutral, drivers are taking every measure to Toyota and Honda, have started to design and market “My 21-year-old son, who is in the Army, and
always available for access to off-campus areas, and go easy on their vehicles. hybrid cars that can get up to 50 miles to the gal- has been to Iraq, still checks in with me. He realizes
the nearby streets are full of cafes, movie theaters “You’ve got to have good driving habits,” said lon. While completely battery operated or hydro- Wakefield teacher Suzanne Ryan, a non-helicop- now that I am not just being ‘strict’ or ‘mean,’” said
and malls. Ondrick, “Whenever I think about it, I accelerate gen fueled cars are a long way off, car manufactur- ter parent proudly displays pictures pf her two Miano. The mother of three continually tries to be
The school is designed to be an efficient, scholar- and brake gently.” ers are slowly working to market more efficient cars. sons, Sean and Andrew, who are both in college. part of her children’s life without being too over-
producing machine. While its rigorous agenda may Conservation is not only a trend among stu- In addition to hybrid cars, bio-diesel has be- PHOTO BY DANIELA NOGUEIRA
the-top, realizing how her actions influence them.
regulate every student’s day on some level, the pos- dents and teachers at Wakefield, but among citi- come another development in the automotive in- “Parents should be positive role models for their
sibilities it opens for its alumni are seemingly end- zens all across the country. The 2005 GfK NOP dustry. A mix of diesel gasoline and vegetable oil, and current Vice President of Ways and Means for children. They should encourage their children to
less. Over 99% of NCSSM alumni go straight to Green Gauge study took a survey to examine the biodiesel is used by many bus lines, freight trucks, Wakefield’s PTSA, “You’ll see parents of seniors be- get involved now, so that it will become a lifelong
college, while the rest often join volunteer organi- point at which Americans would begin to seriously and old diesel cars to help diesel burn cleaner and come more involved, specifically because of all the habit that they can then pass on to their children,”
zations or take a year off before eventually entering conserve gas. When fuel averages hit $2.50 a gal- last longer. The use of bio-diesel increases NO senior activities, and the awareness that their ‘baby’ said Miano, whose daughters have both served as
college. Some graduates describe NCSSM as more lon, 26% of Americans polled said that they did emissions, but decreases CO and SO emissions will be leaving home soon.” Senior Class Presidents.
taxing than their university schedules or workloads, their best to keep vehicles with bad gas mileage in by as much as 100% To some students and teachers, that’s somewhat “Hugs are another good thing! You can never
but for the dedicated student, it is an ultimately the driveway. An additional 20% said that they Others realize the need to shift American de- discouraging news to hear. give or receive too many hugs!” added Miano. Dr.
rewarding experience. tried to spend less time on the road. pendency off of oil, but feel that it may be difficult “Seniors, at this point in their high school ca- Spock would be proud.
“Everyone here is motivated by wanting to learn, If gas hits $4.00 a gallon, approximately half of for America to change the way it operates regarding
not by GPA and class rank,” said Pepin, “We don’t consumers said that they would find new ways to transportation. philosophers in their thought-provoking
have either.” conserve fuel, the study concluded. Those meth- “We need alternative fuel,” said Johnson, “but
LEP from page 5
discussions are welcome to attend meetings held
ods include carpooling, walking, biking or limiting we use our cars for everything. It will be so hard to to reach more students. The debate forum is open the first and third Thursdays of each month at
total time spent on the road. make the transition.” to, according to Williams, “anyone with a passion 2:45 in Ms. Travers room. Intelligent discussion
Some consumers, however, are more concerned for knowledge and understanding.” and debate are sure
NCSA from page 4 “My goal was to bring together people who have to ensue. Those
ideas in an environment where they can discuss uncomfortable
whose parents have to pick her up whenever she them and learn from each other. I think if you can
The debate forum with
wants to come home. She finds keeping in touch show people different ways of understanding the is open to...anyone challenging
with friends in Raleigh the hardest part of going to world… they will become more well rounded questions
a school in Winston-Salem. people,” said Williams.
with a passion for and
“It’s hard to keep in touch with people as much By providing this environment, Williams and knowledge and deep
as [I] want to, because [my] schedule is so busy,” Rob Romaine, another one of the “founding thought
said Hughes. fathers,” hope to develop a student body with a understanding. may feel out
Finding time to maintain relationships back broader perspective on the world in which they of place in this
home is definitely live. Williams hopes that, in the future, the group hub of
a challenge. will be large enough to break into smaller groups intellectual debate.
Hughes The competitive and discuss various related topics of interest. In the Those with a passion for understanding,
continues meantime, their tight-knit circle will suffice. however, will fit right in.
building atmosphere of the Students interested in joining these young
relationships school is difficult for
students like some students...
herself at the
school, and finds
it easy to talk to such an outgoing and creative
group of people.
“You’ll walk outside and people are singing along
to the Beatles and playing bongos,” said Hughes.
It is encouraged for students who attend the
Randa Siniora, the Executive Director for the Palestinian interna-
school to take a year off of their rigorous schedule tional human rights group Al-Haq, spoke with WHS’ Amnesty
before advancing to the college level of the arts. International group on Thursday, October 20 about the situation
“They really stress taking a year off here to focus
on finding your individuality,” said Hughes, “They of human rights in Palestine. During her tour of the USA, Siniora
don’t make it sound like a bad option.” spoke at Harvard Law School, Duke, and on Capitol Hill. She also
In February, the students take a trip to Chicago
and audition for colleges to major in theater and met with President Bush and other top White House officials.
musical theater. Hughes will audition for the top
schools in the nation. Hopefully, she will get into a
school she wants and continue her journey from
“I know I’m going to leave here and be so grateful “Thinking of Moving?”
for this experience,” Hughes said.
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Fantasy sports are Cap-7 Conference Soccer Standings:
Just say no to NASCAR becoming reality School Conference Overall
pay to watch drivers speed around a track, taking Sanderson 11-0-1 19-1-1
only left turns, when you can go downtown to a
WOW I FEEL one-way street and watch people do it for free? QUIT STRESSING,
Broughton 9-2-1 12-4-4
REALLY DIZZY, As I see it, this “sport” is boys playing with their Leesville Road 6-5-1 7-9-1
THIS IS COOL... toys. And it is yet another profession where those FANTASY SPORTS Wake Forest-Rolesville 4-6-2 7-8-2
who participate are paid absurd amounts of money AREN’T REAL... Wakefield 4-7-1 9-9-2
DOTTIE BRYAN that really isn’t deserved. MATT PURDY Enloe 2-9-1 7-12-2
Sure, I have heard races are great from a lot of
people. A couple of my dad’s friends think Millbrook 2-9-1 4-11-2
I am a born and raised North Carolinian, I have Let’s face it, the previously little known hobby
no problems with being from the South, nor do I
have problems with the people. However, there are
NASCAR is a great sport partially because it is the
only sporting event where you can bring your own
of playing fantasy sports is beginning to affect the Cap-7 Conference Football Standings:
real sports world. An ever-growing number of sports
aspects of life in the South, things that people en-
joy, that I just do not understand. One thing that
cooler. Let me tell you, you could not drag me to a
race just because of a cooler.
fans are participating in fantasy sports leagues.
In fantasy sports, every person who plays be-
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baffles me the most is NASCAR. I have step-family that will sleep in the parking comes the owner of his own team. The teams are Wakefield 5-0-0 10-0-0
I wake up every morning to the radio station 96 lot of the Charlotte Speedway the night before a usually either chosen by each owner in the league
Rock. They are the only station I know that plays race. I remember them telling me they were plan- Wake Forest-Rolesville 3-1-0 6-3-0
draft or the computer selects the players for each
music before 10 AM, with only occasional news ning on doing that and my jaw dropped. It makes owner. The real life players’ stats during games, Broughton 3-1-0 5-4-0
interludes. However on Monday mornings there no sense. I have no major issues with camping, but such as homeruns or touchdowns, count toward Millbrook 2-2-0 5-4-0
are a few other, in my opinion unwanted, interrup- running water is a good thing to have when you are the fantasy owner’s point total each week. The Sanderson 1-3-0 4-5-0
tions. I want there to be a strong emphasis on the away from home. Maybe it is just me, but where is fantasy owners are able to pick their starting line- Leesville Road 1-4-0 1-8-0
Monday morning part. the point in all of this? ups, make trades, and pick up free agents through-
Every Monday morning there is a weekend race All I can get from NASCAR is a good deal of Enloe 0-4-0 1-8-0
out the designated sport’s regular season. At the
report on whatever race occurred. I don’t freaking advertisement opportunities for sponsoring com- end of the season, the owner who has the most
care!! Personally, I believe the sport as a whole is a
waste of time, money, and specifically gas, that pre-
cious substance that no one can seem to keep a
panies. Each car has a plethora of stickers from a
numerous amount of companies, many just the
size of bumper stickers. I have heard the smaller
decals better described as “subliminal messages,”
points or the best team record in head-to-head
matches within the league is the champion.
Fantasy sports are a great way to spread sports to
Fans of the Month
steady price on. more people. They have added a new dimension
These races are what, 300 or 500 laps long, which definitely is a better fit, considering how to how we view professional sports. There are now
around tracks that range from one half to two and you couldn’t see that advertisement passing you at multiple television shows and magazine publica-
a half miles per lap. Driving that many miles at the 150 miles per hour if your life depended on it. tions dedicated solely to fantasy sports. These maga-
speed the drivers do is just a pure waste of gas. All NASCAR should be is a pastime for those zines cover every
When the gas nozzle goes into the car, who knows involved. No one should put this much time into major aspect of fan-
how much gas the rest of the world has just been cars. Hours upon hours are spent watching races tasy sports, from the Symptoms may
deprived of. I honestly do not want to even think that seem to never end. Instead of watching top players to the range from
about how much gas is wasted. Then once that NASCAR people could spend their time doing best value pick for checking your
total is multiplied by the 42 cars that are racing, the thing much more substantial. each round. During team at least
end result is outrageous. As I see it, I might as well be a NASCAR driver. regularly televised twice daily to los-
On top of that all the exhaust dispersed from I can drive at high speeds (well, not too high). I do sports events there is ing sleep the night
each car circling the track has to be enough to put not really like left turns, but without the oncoming often an information before your
another huge hole in the atmosphere. traffic, that should not be a problem. What can line on the bottom league’s draft
This “sport” in general has no point. There is no those drivers do that I cannot? of the television that
reason for it to even be featured in the Sports Sec- People of Wakefield High School, do yourselves provides viewers with a fantasy stat update.
tion. It would be a much better fit in the Auto a favor and start watching an actual sport! Try foot- Fantasy sports are becoming more integrated into
Section every Friday. All NASCAR is a bunch of ball, or hockey. I’ll even give baseball, a sport I don’t our everyday lives. Some businesses allow fantasy
speeding cars going in circles for hours upon hours, usually endorse, more than I’ll give NASCAR. There sports pools throughout the year. The winner of
only taking left turns. Honestly, who on earth can- is so much more out there in the world of sports the office pool usually wins cash or an item that is
not make a left turn? Especially when there is no that will do more for a person than incessant racing worth anywhere from five to fifty dollars.
oncoming traffic. Even more, why would someone of cars around the tracks. This new craze was once a hobby that only sports
fanatics and internet addicts found interesting, now,
Snapshot of the Month even sports stars themselves are starting to play fan-
tasy sports. Addicts of fantasy sports have begun to
develop specific symptoms attributed to their ob-
session with this hobby. Symptoms may range Fans of the month James Watson and Wills Citty at the Enloe game.
from checking your team at least twice daily to los-
STAFF PHOTO BY TIM CORRIGAN
ing sleep the night before your league’s draft be-
cause you can’t decide which player you want to
take with your first round choice. Many of those
who play fantasy sports will even prepare weeks
ahead of time for their draft.
WHS cyclists ride strong
Fantasy sports can be addictive, because they BY MATT PURDY
give you a chance to be in control of your own
team. Distractions from league participation may
lead to poor performance in school or at work, as
those who play are tempted to check their teams Although football, baseball and basketball domi-
online during the day. nate the American sports landscape, there are still
One important problem with fantasy sports is plenty of people who enjoy cycling. The challenge
that they can sometimes weaken a fan’s bond with and exercise of cycling is beginning to gain the
their favorite team. Some fantasy owners have been attention of those seeking to stay in shape and be
known to cheer against their favorite team for the competitive at the same time.
sake of points in their fantasy league. For instance, The sport of cycling has grown in popularity
the owner might hope that their fantasy quarter- over the last few years in part because of Lance
back has a big game against their favorite team. Armstrong’s domination of the Tour de France. The A female Penn State cycling club rider leads a
Fans forget about their loyalties and focus on seven-time champion has spread the sports through pack of riders during a criterium race in
whether or not they win their fantasy league. A pro his advertising campaigns with the Livestrong brace- Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. (cdm) 2004
football fan’s entire Sunday can be ruined because lets and Nike commercials. He also hosts several CENTRE DAILY TIMES/KRT
their fantasy running back didn’t play in the fourth rides in his homestate of Texas after his victories.
quarter. This popularity has spread to Wakefield’s popu- not only ride, but also have an impressive cycling
Senior Matt Baugh follows the blocking of senior fullback Chad Page. Baugh ran for 166 yards in the Another problem plaguing the fantasy sports lation. Senior Jesse Israel and science teacher Ms. resume. Both of his parents have made cross-coun-
game and has been dominated on the gridiron since Wakefield started their season against Green world is gambling. Many leagues require a sub- Morgan both enjoy to cycle for not only a chal- try bike trips, his father has completed the trek twice.
Hope High School. He looks to have another sucessful outing in the finale against Broughton stantial entry fee and feature large prizes for the lenge and to stay healthy, but also for charitable Israel’s mother once won the state cycling champi-
STAFF PHOTO BY TIM CORRIGAN winners. Some leagues even allow owners to make causes. Both have participated in charity rides onship in Florida.
team changes for additional fees. These require- around North Carolina and the rest of the country. His parents have also ridden with two very big
ments further degrade the reputation of fantasy Israel has taken part in several rides for Multiple names in the sport of cycling, Andrew Weaver and
sports. Sclerosis throughout the Triangle area. These rides Chris Carmichael. Carmichael was the personal
There is no reason that we should play fantasy are usually thirty to forty miles long and take place coach of seven-time Tour de France winner Lance
sports for anything but fun, they are a great way to on the weekend. Armstrong while Weaver was a teammate of
meet friends and test your knowledge of sports. Morgan has been involved in an annual charity Armstrong’s.
The leagues are meant to be fun, not something to ride that takes place in Alabama where participants Morgan’s cycling background is attributed to
Tired of your face hurting? stress over. There is no problem with being com-
petitive, but try to make it a competition that you
ride 150 miles in a single day across the state. All of
the riders receive sponsorships and ride for those
her desire to stay in shape and cross-train. She was
a collegiate gymnast and uses cycling to stay fit. She
Want to look good at dances, enjoy, not one that you worry about. Fantasy sports
can be a great hobby to pick up, but once they are
sponsors that support the children with cancer of
Camp Smile-A-Mile. This year’s event takes place
manages to produce about 100 miles of riding per
week. Morgan rides with two different groups, one
or out with that special someone? viewed as an obligation, then they are no longer
serving their purpose of making sports more inter-
in late May.
Israel has a very impressive background in cy-
of them is located in Cary and the other group rides
throughout the Raleigh area.
active and fun. cling. He has been riding off-and-on since age three Although she likes to ride with groups, she con-
There is nothing wrong with enjoying fantasy but has only become serious in the past year and a tinues to cycle just for recreational purposes. “I only
sports for what they are, a game to have fun with half. He tries to “crank out at least fifteen to twenty
ride seasonally, from about March to October,”
your friends. If fantasy sports are taken too seri- miles a week.” Israel usually rides around Pleasant Morgan said.
ously, then sports will not be viewed as entertain- Union Elementary School. As it is not necessarily a team sport, cycling re-
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Wakefield Class of 2006 prevails in Powderpuff game Homefield advantage follows the Wolverines
performed by Wakefield’s varsity cheerleaders. The
BY MATT PURDY
Staff Writer senior class especially enjoyed the cheerleaders’ an-
Wakefield’s annual Powderpuff football game “Those guys need to be the real cheerleaders,”
reversed the role of junior and senior boys and girls said senior Powerpuff player Amanda Wujcik.
for one night. The girls played two-hand touch “I especially liked the cheerleaders,” senior team-
football, coached by varsity football players, and mate Jaleesa Thomas said.
the boys donned skirts and took up pom-poms. The senior team was able to shut out the junior
success in “There were so many players, so playing time
was limited, but it was still a lot of fun,” said senior
Powerpuff player Andrea Drabot.
class until the final minutes of the game. The se-
niors were beginning to drive down the field when
a deep pass was intercepted by the junior class and
The game was full of big plays, many on de- returned to midfield. The juniors were able to capi-
fense, and several exciting plays on offense. On the talize with a rushing touchdown with less than five
third play of the game, the senior class scored on a minutes left in the game. The class of 2006 was
quick strike past the junior defense to put the class able to pull off a 14-7 victory after gaining a first
BY SARAH HILLA of 2006 up 7-0. Both teams’ strong defenses held down. The seniors then ran out the clock on sev-
Business Editor the opposing offense scoreless for the next twenty eral rushing plays.
As the season opened this fall, the females of minutes. Though the game was under the two-hand-
Wakefield’s tennis team knew it would not be an At the end of the second quarter, the seniors touch rule, there was plenty of action and several
easy year. Playing in a conference brimming with drove the length of the field. They were able to big hits throughout.
talent and potential, they knew they would have to capitalize with a score as time ran out on a pass “I even got kicked in the back of the head on
work harder than ever to make it into the top three. thrown into the endzone. The seniors took a 14-0 one play,” said senior team member Kristin Casey.
For the first half of the season, the Wolverines’ lead. The seniors were very confident before the game Senior running back Matt Baugh smiles during the Homecoming game. He ran for three touch-
record was 3-3. For the second half, however, the “We made some great catches, Kelsey Lenard’s and were even more confident after their victory downs and returned the kickoff for a touchdown. The downpour in the fourth quarter helped
Wolverines were 5-1 and finished third in the diving catch was my favorite” said Drabot. over the junior class. energize the fans and the football team.
conference. During halftime, the team’s cheerleaders put on “The juniors knew they were going down any-
“We all tried our hardest this season,” commented a show for both the fans and the players. Fully way,” said Drabot. STAFF PHOTO BY TIM CORRIGAN
Junior Sabrina Harris. Ranked fourth on the team, dressed in skirts, blouses, high heels, and purses, “They knew they had it coming…we can’t be BY TIM CORRIGAN the Wolverines the early lead, one they would not
she has experienced first-hand how much work is the cheerleaders performed several popular cheers beat” said Wujcik of the senior class’ victory. Sports Editor surrender as they blew-out WF-R 49-17.
required to do well in tennis. Harris played tennis On the legs of Matt Baugh, the arm of Kyle Although most of the chants and cheers are for
this summer to maintain her skill level for this season. Mahle and the tackles of Joey Jones, the Wakefield the team some have been personalized for specific
Knowing the vigorous practices that would soon Wolverines have dominated in conference play. players, such as the chant “Who? Joey Jones.”
begin, she worked hard to build her skills. With their dominance, the “fans in the stands” have The stands really roared during the fourth quar-
Practice is each day after school from 2:45 to become even more of an advantage. ter of the homecoming game. With heavy rain, the
4:45 PM. On nights where the girls travel for “They are like a college crowd,” one observer fans not only stayed, but they got louder.
matches, they can return home as late as 9:00 PM. noted. The Wakefield student section at games has “It really started during the Millbrook game, we
Time management has become important to those started to set the tone for the team. had more fans than they [Millbrook] did. It was
carrying heavy academic loads. Starting at the Millbrook game the fans have like a home game. When the fans are there and
“Tennis season gets hard with such a big time become more vocal. Every week there are new they are intense we respond. The players feed off
commitment, but I wouldn’t give it up… it’s too chants, old favorites and other rituals. Much like of it,” said Coach Steve Rivers.
much fun,” said Brittany Campbell. their college counterparts, the Wakefield fans are in Not only was the excitement felt on the field
It seems having a lot of fun comes with the sync with the team. but the fans also felt extra energy.
developement of a true team. One example inspired by college fans is “Touch- “That was crazy,” said senior Jon Cole as he re-
“Of all the teams I’ve ever coached, they really down Jesus.” Notre Dame fans hold up their hands flected on the fourth quarter.
are a tennis team. There’s a comradery there that for a touchdown mimicking a painting of Jesus on The football team has also been getting a lot of
takes it beyond an individual sport,” said Coach the school’s library. The painting is visible from the attention recently. Many local television stations
Ken Stewart. stadium. come to the games with cameras. The Wakefield
Harris has felt the strong sense of team spirit this The fans have also altered other chants and say- fans do not disappoint when the film is rolling.
year. “We all goof around, but we… have really ings to fight Wakefield. An example of that is “you “We should be this loud all the time, not just for
bonded this past season… we’re super close,” said just got jacked up!” On ESPN’s Monday Night the camera,” yelled senior Chris Kotecki just after
The Class of 2006 poses after the Powderpuff game. The class of 2006 hung on to win 14-7. Countdown, analyst Tom Jackson goes through the the camera was turned back to the field.
While all the girls have differing goals, ranging week’s top hits. After each replay he yells, “You just One thing the fans are wary of is cheering an
Staff PHOTO BY DANIEL MARCUS got jacked up!” injured player. The entire student section sits down
from a high
Wakefield fans have also adapted chants from and is silent until the player is back up and getting
“Of all the teams I’ve ever
t e a m
ranking to Timmy C takes a look, what else is new? Remember the Titans. Some fans have even added off the field.
personal props, two wooden signs, a “D” and another sign “It’s out of respect. We don’t want to be the
coached, they really are a tennis the players. I never heard the stands so loud.
bests, the the shape of a fence. These two signs help to in- fans that are cheering for someone who is really
team. There’s a comradery there But back to my original point: our football
team was spire Wakefield’s defense that is giving only nine hurt,” added one maroon-faced fan.
that takes it beyond an WE MAJOR team is good. We are very good. I don’t know if
united in points a game. Just as sitting down for an injured player is re-
individual sport,” said Coach you guys have been watching, but we have run
the pursuit While the defense stopping the opposition, the spectful, the fans also respect the coaching of Riv-
Ken Stewart. all over the competition. We have one of the top
of the offense is lighting up the scoreboard averaging 37 ers. Once every game the fans have yelled “We love
TIM CORRIGAN running backs in the state, one of the best de- points. That is why another fan favorite cheer is Rivers.” At the Homecoming pep rally the entire
second spot fenses in the state—and did I mention—one of
in the conference. “the bomb.” The fans urge the team to throw a gym erupt in this chant. Rivers simply waved it off
I woke up the other morning and had a real- the best coaches in the state. deep pass. Against Wake Forest-Roseville, quarter- and said “thank you.”
“We knew beating Broughton is basically ization. “Tim, Wakefield is good at football,” I Coach Rivers seems to be able to rally his troops
impossible, so we set a realistic goal for ourselves. back Kyle Mahle appeased the crowd with a 52 Although the fans can not be down on the
thought. It was a real life-changer. no matter what the situation. Against Millbrook, yard pass to senior Graham Warren. That play gave field they do hope they can change the games.
Number two in the conference,” explained The last time I saw dominance like this I was Wakefield was actually losing at the half. We
Campbell. In an exciting final home conference watching the White Sox beating the Red Sox. It were down but we came back with 12 unan-
match versus Leesville, the lady Wolverines finished
third in the conference.
just isn’t close. This season has been so much fun swered points in the second half. Our team is Wakefield volleyball spikes the competition
to watch as a fan, not just as sports editor. able to play
“The Leesville match was so exciting. The team Yes, I too am a fan. The most fun that I have from behind BY TIM CORRIGAN expect
was really fighting for that number three spot,” and we also can Sports Editor and they
had at a football game was the Homecoming game. I wrote a column
said Harris. That was the perfect atmosphere for dominance. play with a lead. With all the excitement around the Wakefield are just
Whether fighting for a ranking or eating their Another
about spirit and you football, the volleyball team has quietly reached the smart.”
The game was over from the opening kick-off
favorite snacks, these girls do everything with a and we sealed the victory on a 38-yard punt. thing Rivers has came through. It state playoffs. After a tough loss in the Cap-Seven Even
smile. It was the perfect set-up and special teams won been is sports- was so great to be tournament, the team is hoping to rebound and though
“Oh my goodness. We have so much fun! On a very special game. I wrote a column about spirit manlike. in the stands for finish the season on a positive note. the team
the way to the matches, we sing on the bus…we and you came through. It was so great to be in When most such an amazing “There are 91 schools that would like to be in works
get crazy,” laughed Campbell. the stands for such an amazing game. I saw people coaches are up game. our position. That says a lot about our team,” said very well
Forget their great improvement, achieved goals, from every grade in huge numbers. That is what 36-0 at the end head coach Cynthia Terrell. together,
and number three conference ranking. Success is we need, everyone. of the first half, There are 32 teams in the state playoffs. they have
defined by teams such as these. Effort, hard work, Not only was everyone there but everyone was they would continue to run up the score. Not Wakefield was able to clinch a number one seed hit a few
and determination have taught this group of really excited. In the third quarter it began to our coach. Instead, he gives his younger players a with a 14-4 record. That first seed gives the team speed
talented individuals a great lesson. This season, they rain and that was like pure energy to the fans and chance to get game experience. home court advantage through the second round. bumps
learned what it means to be a team. Although it is nice to see the sophomore and A 14-4 record, and a number one seed are not d u r i n g Senior Jaquese Smith jumps to
junior players, we all go to see the seniors. When the only prizes for the Wolverines. They also got the sea- spike a ball during a recent match.
we have players like Matt Baugh and Joey Jones two major awards, the Cap-Seven coach of the year son. The
Apply to College Online it isn’t hard to figure out why. These are big time
players that make big time plays.
and Cap-Seven player of the year, Melissa Johnson.
“It’s an honor. My sister won it [Conference
biggest STAFF PHOTO BY LIZ PEEPLES
was the final game of the conference tournament in
which the team took on Broughton.
We can make big time plays, but if there is player of the year] two years ago. I just wasn’t ex-
anything to learn from watching professional foot- pecting it. To be considered on the same level as her “It was disappointing. We beat ourselves. We
» access more than 100 NC college and ball, college football, high school football, Pop is just an honor,” said Johnson. didn’t play a hundred percent, we didn’t play our
Warner football, you get the idea, it is about the The Coach of the Year award was also a surprise, game,” said Terrell.
university applications small plays. for the team and Terrell herself. Even after the 4 games to one, loss the team was
Who thought that a 38-yard punt would turn “My colleagues voted for me, that’s an honor,” able to pick its head up and focus on winning in
into a huge play? That turned out to be two said Terrell. “Let’s say it came as a pleasant surprise the playoffs.
» fill in your information on points for Wakefield and sealed the game five though,” she added. “I feel that we could beat anyone if we have the
minutes in. Although she did win coach of the year, Terrell right mindset. The game is 100% effort, 100%
multiple applications Usually the words “big play” and “punt” don’t feels that the games are up to her team. She has mental, 100% physical and 100% faith. You have
go together, but the words “big play” and coached many of the players for the past four years, to have faith in yourself and the team in order to
“Wakefield” do. The team is ready for a playoff from JV until now. win,” explained Terrell.
As the season begins to wind down, the team is
» start, stop, and revise applications at run, I’m ready, and I know the fans of the month
are—big ups Wills and James—ready. Are you?
“They are a team, it is the best chemistry I have
seen in a long time. They know exactly what to hoping to be successful in the playoffs.
your convenience “I’m just really anxious to see how far we can go,”
Terrell said, “I love ‘em. [the team] I hope we can
finish on a positive note…You never know when
this opportunity will come again.”
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