TH ig r iL e i 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.