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Powder puff kicks off homecoming
        Linden Terpstra                     some tradition to get started, plus we
                                                                                                      Sept. 24, 2008      Volume 49 Issue 3 1015 Division St. Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613




                                                                                        rain, the movie will be shown in the       ery night to keep the boys focused and
                                                                                                                                                                                      Homecoming
                                                                                                                                                                                      Dress-Up Days
                                                                                                                                                                                                   N eWs Bri efs

                                                                                                                                                                                 Monday: Backwards Day
                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday: Twin Day
                                            could use it as a fundraiser for either     high school gymnasium.                     out of trouble, and the plans remain       Wednesday: Junior/Sophomore
         with AJ Miller
             Staff Writers
                                            homecoming or something like flood              The annual homecoming corona-          for this year.                              Pajama Day; Senior Toga Day
                                            relief,” senior Kensie Smith said.          tion will be on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 8        “(West is) a good team. The senior        Thursday: Superhero Day
    The feature football game isn’t un-         The many previous powder puff           p.m. on the practice football field.       class has been successful all the way             Friday: Spirit Day
til the end of next week, but students      games were filled with many injuries            The 14 court members will be           through. They have a new coach and a           Senior pictures needed
already have many opportunities for         and harassment, so the school will          introduced on Friday, Sept. 26 in a        new system. It should be a fun wide-          Senior pictures for the year-
celebrating homecoming 2008.                sanction this year’s more controlled        school assembly. After the voting, they    open kind of a game. We’re going to        book should be sent to the high
    There is a little something for every   game that can still contain some in-        will be escorted by someone important      have a lot of fans there, and West will    school by Tuesday, Nov. 25.
person in this superhero-themed week.       tense rivalries.                            to them on the following Thursday to       too, so it’ll be a fun atmosphere to          Send one color portrait (head
Hallway decorations will kick it off on         “It is a really good idea because       be crowned king or queen. A fireworks      play in,” Mitchell said,                   and shoulder) picture. Pictures
Sunday, Sept. 28 from 2-6 p.m.              people who are actually in sports           display will be shown during the               “We’re just trying to stay focused     can not include props (cars,
One of the biggest new events is the        aren’t able to play it outside of school    crowning.                                  one week at a time. We still have a lot    footballs, hats, etc.).
flag powder puff game that will take        because their coaches won’t let them             The football team is eager for        of football to play.”                         For those picture we don’t
place on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. on       because of injuries, but if it goes         a superhuman performance as they               The finalé is the homecoming           receive by the deadline, we will
the practice football field.                through the school, then more people        battle Waterloo West on Friday. An         dance, which is set for Saturday night     run the student pictures from
    “I’m excited that the administrators    would be able to play,” junior Court-       improved West has started off their        from 8-11 p.m at Orchard Hill Church.      the junior year.
are going to offer a school-sponsored       ney Dreyer said.                            season with a 2-1(update) record.              “The theme for the dance is fun.          We will also take free pro-
powder puff game, and I am eager to             The Student Senate is anticipating          “Waterloo West has a very good         I love superheroes, and it just gives      fessional senior pictures for any
see who will participate,” Student Sen-     an exciting game. “Come out and             team this year. It’ll be a tough home-     everyone a chance to come up with          student who requests them well
ate adviser Ryan Flaherty said.             do it because it’s a great way to get       coming game for us, but we still have      the most random superheroes,” junior       before the deadline.
    The game is open to all students        involved in homecoming and support          another tough Dubuque team ahead           Courtney Dreyer said.                         Hy-Vee receipts requested
and the community to come and               your class,” Flaherty said.                 of us first before West,” head football        “It might just be me being a senior,      The Parents and Teachers
watch, and concessions will be served           Remember the Titans will be shown       coach Pat Mitchell said.                   but I am really excited for homecom-       Together (PATT) Committee
during the game.                            on Tuesday night at Overman Park                Last year, the football team had       ing this year,” Kensie Smith said on a     wants your Hy-Vee Receipts.
“I think the game would be an awe-          starting at 8 p.m. With a chance of         school-sponsored and team events ev-       final note.                                Any receipt dated from June 1,
                                                                                                                                                                              2008, to April 30, 2008, of any




Tuned in?
                                                                                                                                                                              color will be accepted for this
                                                                                        Teachers, students debate if music                                                    school year.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Money raised from the
                                                                                        helps or hinders students’ efforts                                                    Hy-Vee receipts is used by the
                                                                                                                                                                              PATT committee to help fund
         Aubrey Caruso                                                                  sic. I think people assume they’re still                                              projects that benefit Cedar Falls
              Staff Writer                  “I think (listening to mu-                  learning while multitasking, but really                                               High School.
                                             sic players while doing                    their full attention is not dedicated to
                                                                                        their studies,” student Sarah Kress                                                     Legislative Page Applications
   While teens are increasingly hum-            school work) has a                                                                                                               Juniors or seniors interested
ming a happy tune while plugged into                                                    said.
                                                deleterious effect. I                                                                                                         in serving as a page in the Iowa
their iPods and music players, they                                                        Some teachers agree. “I think it
                                                                                                                                                                              Senate, House of Representatives
may be singing the blues when their         don’t think students can                    has a deleterious effect. I don’t think
                                                                                                                                                                              or the Legislative Service Agency
report cards come out in a few weeks.       multitask. Academically,                    students can multitask. Academically,
                                                                                                                                                                              should see Dan Weichers in the
   Some say listening to music while                                                    students cannot manage music and
                                            students cannot manage                                                                                                            counseling office for an applica-
doing schoolwork can be creating a                                                      schoolwork at the same time,” English
                                            music and schoolwork at                                                                                                           tion. Applications are due Friday,
distraction, but others seem to hold                                                    teacher Scott Lawrence-Richards said.
                                                                                                                                                                              Oct. 3. The application is also
their own opinion about this situation.          the same time.”                           Quality of results is not the only
                                                                                                                                                                              available online at http://www.
   “I think for some kids it can be                   —English Teacher                  impact that music may have on
                                                                                                                                                                              legis.state.ia.us/PageInfo/
helpful for staying on task, but for                                                    schoolwork.
others it’s too distracting,” science
                                               Scott Lawrence-Richards                     “I think that it takes longer for                                                           Yearbook on sale
teacher Susan Considine said.                                                           students to get things done. It’s creat-                                                 Yearbooks for 2008-2009 are
   Some students agree that it is up to        “I think music can motivate some         ing too many distractions, and they                                                   on sale for $40 until Friday, Dec.
the individual.                             students to get their work done,” math      have loss of concentration. They can                                                  19
   “I think it all depends on what          teacher Linsey Fletcher said.               get work done, but it is more effi-                                                      After that date, the price goes
you’re doing. Some schoolwork                  While music players are now              cient without music,” world language                                                  up to $45. The book is 200 pages
requires more attention than others,”       banned from some school classrooms,         teacher Melissa Breddin said.                                                         and full color.
student Stephen Poe said.                   students still have the option of listen-      In the end, students get to make the                                                  Payments can be sent to the
                                                                                                                                                     Honor Heindl Photo
   Since all students learn and com-        ing to music while studying at home,        choice on how they mix music and                                                      high school in a envelope labeled
prehend things differently, maybe           and that may be affecting students’         schoolwork, and they’ll have to judge      While reading To Kill a Mockingbird        as “Yearbook Order” and en-
music isn’t playing a role on how kids      homework grades.                            whether the results are up beat or just    for her ILA class, sophomore Sarah         closed with a check made out to
complete their work.                           “When I study, I can’t listen to mu-     a decrescendo on GPAs.                     Postel is listening to her iPod.           Cedar Falls High School.

				
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