A Year of Secrets - PDF
Shared by: xug21136
MAY 24 In focus 16 cho Roadtrips: the most chromo magnificent destinations E h (( Dena Anderson Photography Editor For a lot of seniors, this will be the last summer we will be able to spend with our high school friends. Because of this, we should spend as much time together as possible, and that means one thing ... roadtrip! Roadtrips are a great way to have one last hoorah with all of your friends, that, to be honest, you may never see again. I've come up with a few of the ultimate roadtrip destinations, that you and your friends should check out this summer. Everyone is wanting to plan something super awesome for their summer of freedom, and this could be the ultimate farewell trip. These are trips that can be planned on a whim and driven within a 24-hour span. See you on the road! 5.16.08/Issue 11/ Volume 60 Rolla High School 900 Bulldog Run Rolla, MO 65401 Colorado Springs, Colorado Cleveland, Ohio Chicago, Illinois Hunnington Beach, California Starting Point Rolla, MO Myrtle Beach, South Carolina A Year of Secrets We dig through our pile of secrets, and show you our favorites pg. 12 & 13 Grand Canyon, Arizona Tybee Island, Georgia Memphis, Tennessee news MAY MAY 2 a & e Student speakers prepare for commencement 16 16 23 End of (( Nilam Patel Dot's Delicious Delectables Staff Shelf: Jessi Wood Buisness Manager the Year Graduation is the one high school event that is remembered infinitely by students. To have the opportunity to speak to fellow classmates and leave a lasting impression is a valuable one. The gradu- Alphonse said. Wood will look to her classmate’s future in her speech. “It’s about all the different things we’ve done as a class and the (( Dot Frederick Movie: For me this is a hard choice because I’m a movie fiend. So, it’s probably a toss up between ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and all of ating class of 2008’s class speakers that will have the once in a life- things that we’ve learned. It goes with the whole feeling that we’re just A&E Editor Beat time opportunity are Jessi Wood, Beth Alphonse, and Katie Lee. kids; this isn’t really the first steps into the real world. We still have got a little bit to go,” the ‘Revenge of The Nerds’ series. They both come from two different ends of the movie spectrum and that’s what I’m into. ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ is a musical that combines my two of my favorite things: Speakers were chosen through an Wood said. Photo by Ben Frederick All students are asked audition process after school in which The speeches to be performed each have drag queens and sci-fi. ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ is a classic comedy about to check with the cafeteria classmates could attend to watch and a diverse and important message PICKLES!!!! the age old battle between brains and bronze filled with pseudo heart cashiers on the status of their eventually vote. “My goal is to “I want people to get that were all kind warming moments and shooting milk out your nose laughs. In this film the account balance at this time. “I wanted to try out for senior speaker of a family and that we’ve been through a lot geek actually gets the girl. Any charges must be paid because I thought I would be able to pro- remind my class that of stuff together and I also want them to be Everyone likes pickles right? Well… Cut the cucumbers in half long- immediately, and students will vide a positive and inspiring message to entertained and maybe even laugh,” Wood most people do, so here’s a make ways. Then cut those in half CD: I don’t have a favorite CD of all time because my favorite CD is not be allowed to charge at all my fellow seniors,” senior Beth Alphonse although we may said. your own pickle recipe!! short-ways (so you have cucumber always changing. Right now I’m really big on The Barenaked Ladies self beginning TODAY. Positive said. Lasting words also appear in the speaker’s You will need: “spears” like a pickle spear). Next account balances will rollover After each senior performed their have had problems words. 4 cups rice wine vinegar boil all of the ingredients except titled album. speech, the group of attending seniors “My goal is to remind my class that at the close of this school year for all returning RHS students. voted on their favorite. along the way, we although we may have had problems along 2 tablespoons honey the dill, cilantro, and cucumbers. Book: I don’t have a favorite book, but I do have a favorite author. Ray Bradbury might just be my Jesus. Granted he can’t walk on water, but the “I felt honored to speak on such an the way, we have shared many wholesome ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes Let the mixture boil for two min- Refunds will be issued by check important day, and excited to perform have shared many memories at Rolla High and are better people 1 teaspoon whole white pepper- utes, then take if off of the burner things he can do with imagery is amazing. Great titles include ‘Something to seniors only or at the request my very best,” senior Katie Lee said after for it. I want to comment my class for their Wicked This Way Comes’, ‘Dandelion Wine’, ‘Fahrenheit 451’, ‘Let’s All of parents/guardians for those finding out she was a chosen speaker. wholesome school spirit and the underlying spirit of corns 1 teaspoon coriander seeds and let it cool down to room tem- perature. After that put the dill and Kill Constance’, and ‘The Illustrated Man’. students leaving the district this The speeches required preparation time cooperation which I hope we can all transfer summer. and rehearsing time before the audition. memories..." to our new communities in the future. No 1 teaspoon mustard seeds cilantro leaves into the mixture. Put “I brainstormed, made an outline, and matter where you live, people can always find ½ teaspoon fennel seeds the cucumbers in a bowl and pour The end of the school year then rehearsed my speech. I also timed something in common with each other,” Lee ½ teaspoon toasted cumin seeds the vinegar mixture over them. is quickly approaching and myself to make sure I met time con- said. 1 tablespoon kosher salt Cover the bowl and put it in the NOW is the time to start clear- straints,” Lee said The speakers really hope their message 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill fridge for at least 24 hours, and up ing your charges. If you have The speeches were each inspired in a stays with their class. unique ways. “There are so many negative influences 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilan- to four days. Et voila! You have fees for art, applied arts, wood tro leaves pickles! “It’s inspired by the Def Jams poets Photo by Dena Anderson on students from society. I just hope to be a shop, metal shop, cafeteria, from HBO, and I kind of liked that idea positive influence and encourage students to 2 unpeeled, washed cucumbers (Recipe courtesy of foodnetwork. band, or anything else, please because I don’t like the boring same old graduation speeches. I kind of see the bright side of life,” Alphonse said. Directions: com and Bobby Flay) stop by the principal’s office like to do things differently,” senior Jessi Wood said. Now that auditions are finished, and speakers are chosen, the real as soon as possible. Also, find Another speech was inspired by the preferences of the senior class. preparations will begin for the big day. those missing library books and “My speech was inspired by the class’s choice of song and motto “I’ll have to practice reciting my speech out loud to my stuffed ani- get them turned in. A reminder and the lack of moral among most of the students afterwards,” mals and maybe my cat to make sure I’m not boring,” Alphonse said. to seniors that grade cards and CHEERS! JEERS! diplomas will be held. Seniors: There are still Rolla student elected as MOJCL vice president There is less than one week of high school left... EVER! There is less than one week of high school left ever. caps, gowns, announcements, etc. in the Guidance Office to be picked up. If you owe (( Rachel Marler Buisness Manager Sex and the City is coming out on May 30. Our class motto is about to be res- urrected at graduation: "If you're a balance, only MONEY On April 26, 2008, RHS sophomore must give a speech to all members attending letter, called the Oracle, which is information not first, you're last". Which isn't ORDERS will be accepted. and Latin club member, Jacob Emmett, was the convention. After all speeches are given, about Latin club around the state,” Allen said. Summer 2008 is almost here! very reassuring to the majority of NO CHECKS-NO CASH, named vice president of the Missouri Junior two delegates from each Latin club stay to Latin Club unites students from around the Who else can't wait for the the class that didn't graduate with PLEASE!! Money orders Classical League (MOJCL) at their annual judge candidates during a question and answer world. shaved ice cart to come back a 4.0. should be made payable to convention in Columbia, MO. session. “NJCL (National Junior Classical League) to KMart? Jostens. “All of the schools who are participating “Each chapter or Latin club will send two is the biggest student academic organization Sophmores are in the convention and have members coming delegates to go to the open forum where they in the world. The biggest teen organization Graduation is on Friday! moving up in the Seniors commencement to convention can run two people for the five ask the candidates questions,” Emmett said. in the world is Boy Scouts. Then Latin club After three years at school. Don't starts at 7:00 pm, but you must different offices. Jacob voiced an interest and After the question and answer session, del- is the next biggest teen organization. But if RHS, we're finally get too cocky, be there by 6:15. Remember I encouraged him to run for office,” Latin egates discuss each candidate with their club. you just look at it academically, it is the largest moving on. kids. Just carpooling is recommended as teacher Carin Allen said. “The two delegates will learn about the academic club in the world,” Allen said. To all the remember: Once there is limited parking. teachers, a sophomore, always a Emmett competed against a Lebanon junior person and then they will have all day to The pressure is on for Emmett to lead janitors, sophomore*. for MOJCL vice president. decide which candidate should be the next Missouri’s chapter of the world’s largest aca- Softball camp information counselors, and “We only allow two people to run in officer,” Emmett said. demic organization. is available in the Activities adminstrators The girls' see-through each slot. Typically, we don’t have very many Emmett has many responsibilities as “I think Jacob will do a good job. When Office. The dates are July 28- that helped robes at graduation. The people running. The vice president position MOJCL vice president in addition to taking you put a student in a state organization, you shape us into the people was a contested position and so was the par- over the president’s duties if needed. really have to trust that they are going to Josten's guy promised they we are today-- Thank you! would be opaque... But Keep listening to 6th hour announcements liamentarian. Everything else had one person “He will help plan the next convention. follow through with whatever jobs they are and checking the RHS website for more We'll make you proud! now we're stuck with saran important info. Have a great summer! running, so as long as they got majority, they At the convention next year he will help write given. Jacob is the type of person that will wrap. - Jessi Wood, News Editor won,” Allen said. Each candidate running for MOJCL office a skit and run activities. He is also respon- sible for publishing the state Latin club news- successfully complete a job given to him,” Allen said. (( Caitlin Cress A&E Editor *Excluding Class of '08 MAY MAY 22 a&e 16 16 news 3 Review: Grand Theft Auto IV ( ( Chris Hamel Uncontested Stu-Co officers look forward to 08-09 (( Kaitlyn Merrow Staff Writer Staff Writer This year Stu-Co elec- organized and able to lead a large instead of numbers dwindling,” live by while running Stu-Co next next year. I mean if you think The most anticipated video Starting off, Niko Bellic Niko walks up and down stairs of the first things the game Statue of Happiness (spoof of tions were very different than group of people. Graham said. school year. about it there are a lot of people game of all time has been arrives in Liberty City (a spoof one at a time instead of “float- introduces is the ability to go the statue of liberty). The cre- years before. This year all four “Next year my goal is to lead Stu-Co is not all about getting “Oh yeah, I love the girls we who enjoy volunteer work and not released with record sales. Grand of New York City), looking for ing” over the stairs. All of this bowling. This feature is fun ators have an ingenious way of Stu-Co officers (President, the council effectively and help points. are going to work so well togeth- commitment so I believe there Theft Auto IV has been in the the American dream. The especially when Joe Walsh’s making fun of several companies Vice-President, Secretary, and out others in any way I can,” “Don’t be afraid of the point er. All of them are fun, but yet will be a bigger outcome. Plus the works for about two years, giv- game starts off like any “Rocky Mountain Way” is by creating counterparts. Sprite Treasurer) ran unopposed for Burris said. system! We are going to revamp it take their job seriously when need officers we have are really com- ing gamers stomach ulcers for other, with a tutorial mis- playing in the building. The is Sprunk, MySpace is MyRoom, the long wait. Even worse was sion allowing the player radio is awesome once again and Burger King is Burger Shot. the 2008-2009 school year. The Some goals of the officers are somehow and it is not that intimi- be. They’re all amazing,” junior mitted,” Cox said. the fact that originally, the game to figure out the controls. with much variety from clas- These jabs at real life society votes were determined by a “yah” to add new events and work hard dating. Plus, your experiences in Ashley Cox said. “I not really that worried. was to be released in October Driving is relatively com- sic rock to rap featuring make the game hilarious in its or “nah” from each class instead on the 2008 homecoming. Stu-Co teach great life lessons,” The new Stu-Co officers are Many people fear campaigning but was delayed until April 29. plicated this time around. such artists as ELO, R. Kelly, own right. of each individual person voting. “I want to become a more so it’s understandable. Plus, Fortunately, the wait was worth It is no longer possible Tom Petty, ZZ Top, Ne-Yo, But by far the most awe- The officers have many goals and active council, throw an amaz- many students join Stu-Co it, as GTA IV is easily the most to just get in and drive Kanye West, and more. But inspiring aspect is how good the dreams for the upcoming year ing homecoming, and plan at the beginning of the year realistic game I have ever played. to your destination. The most improved is the physics graphics really are in relation to in Stu-Co and all of the officers other fun events for our high as an honorary member!” Sales are expected to blow gamer must unlock the engine. Getting hit by a car the gameplay. Driving a car on a have the will to work and good school,” Graham said. Burris said. away that of Halo 3, released in door or break the win- is now fun, as crazy as that cloudy day will show each cloud leadership skills. There were many One goal of the Stu-Co Many people didn’t run September. Wal-Mart’s around the dow if in a rush, start the sounds. reflect off of the car. After a reasons to run and not to run for officers is to improve atten- for Stu-Co officer positions, nation started selling the game car, turn on the lights if Also like San Andreas, rainstorm, the pavement glistens. an office position, but each elect- dance. There are many mem- but the elected officers have at midnight with violent results at night, and finally accel- there is tons of controversy It’s truly amazing the obsessive in some states. Muggings were erate. Motorcycles are in the game. There are plenty compulsive-like attention to detail ed officer had their own personal bers signed up to be in Stu-Co no worries about people join- reported while other consumers much of the same. Some of aspects of GTA IV that that was applied to the game. reason to run for their position. very few show up by the end of ing as just a Stu-Co member. were robbed after they got their even come equipped with a younger audience should Grand Theft Auto deserves “I wanted to become an offi- the year. “I am not concerned in copy of GTA IV. The question a helmet that Niko puts not see and that’s what keeps every accolade it has received cer for Student Council because “My main goal is to keep an the slightest about member- is what makes GTA IV so good on before riding. This many older citizens against which includes a 10/10 review I want to help improve the Rolla involved council. This year we ship next year because many that it makes people resort to realism is a welcome addi- the game. Senator Hillary on almost every game web site. chapter,” junior Georgia Graham have nearly hundred members, people probably felt like they violence to get their copy? The tion to the GTA series, Clinton is one of the oppos- Gamers 17 and over should defi- said. but very few attend meetings didn’t have enough gusto to answer is simple: the vast amount although it can be frustrating on realism alone makes it a candidate ing leaders against Rockstar, nitely pick up a copy of GTA IV Some of the Stu-Co officers past Christmas. I really want to be an officer, and gusto is of choices and opportunities in timed missions. Walking and run- for game of the year. the developer of GTA. As a which is available on both the X- have been in Stu-Co since Jr. change that,” Rea said. very important!” Rea said. the gameplay and the realism that ning has also been revamped. A Like San Andreas before it, retaliation, Rockstar implemented Box 360 and Playstation 3. High. Adding new events is a goal Stu-Co will advertise the it entails. perfect example is the fact that opportunities are endless. One Clinton into the game as the “I wanted to become a Stu- to some of the officers. Photo by Jessi Wood benefits of Stu-Co to get Definition of a Blockbuster Co officer because I have been “I plan on making next year people involved next year. (( Matt Bleckman Viewpoint Editor involved with it since Jr. High and it is a huge part of our school,” the best Stu-Co year ever by having a kickin’ homecoming “We are going to adver- tise more at the beginning of junior Emily Burris said. theme and proving (through the ’09 school year and tell Summer: long drives with the A blockbuster, by film of all time, bringing in a total of the Rings,” however, easily mer doing. You might want to go Being a leader is an important awesome new events) that we Rea said. already working to make next year seniors that it looks good on col- windows rolled down, tanning definition, is “a motion picture, of $1.8 billion worldwide. Does climbs its spot to about 5 or 6. on a canoe trip, or possibly even from sun-up to sun-down, flip- novel, etc., especially one lavishly that make it a good movie? Not What I am trying to say is that a climb a 14k mountain, but what- skill to have as a Stu-Co officer. organize so much more than The group of new Stu-Co will the best year it can be. lege applications,” Cox said. flops, swimming after mowing the produced and has or is expected necessarily. Personally, I thought it “good” movie cannot be judged ever you do, make sure you make “I enjoy being very involved homecoming,” Rea said. have no problem getting along “I have no worries for next The old point system of Stu- lawn. Do any of these things pop to have wide popular appeal was okay, not something I gagged merely on the money it makes, or time to go see a movie at least with in the council and The old point system of Stu- since they are already friends. year. We’re going to have a great Co will be looked at and revised into your head when you think or financial success”. In other through, but not an edge-of-the- the reviews it gets. It’s personal once. This summer promises to Leadership class has showed me Co will be looked at and revised “We will be an amazing group. council because we have good for the upcoming year. about summer? What about sum- words, a “blockbuster” is a movie seat kind of movie. Other high- opinion. I loved “Cloverfield.” be a good one with releases such that I can be an effective leader, for the upcoming year. We work well together and we’re leadership. We’re already work- “Don’t be afraid of the point mer blockbusters? They sure do that makes a lot of money, plain grossing films include “Spider I hated “Spider Man.” Burn me as “Speed Racer,” “Indiana Jones so I thought I’d give it a shot. “The other officers and I are all already good friends,” Graham ing to make next year amazing,” system! We are going to revamp it come into my mind when I think and simple. But just because the Man”, the “Lord of the Rings” if you want, I won’t admit I’m a 4,” “Tropic Thunder” and “The Plus, I have some great ideas for going to revamp the points sys- said. Graham said. somehow and it is not that intimi- about summer. People flock the movie makes a lot of money, does series, and “Shrek”. I’ll prob- witch. Love Guru.” Get out, enjoy the Stu-Co next year,” junior Destinee tem and such. We are going to Having fun while working All Stu-Co needs is committed dating. Plus, your experiences in theatre in the anticipation of see- that make it a good movie? No. ably catch some flak for this, but Now that we’ve gotten summer, see a movie, and like our Rea said. try to keep numbers of members hard seems to be the motto the people who like to help others. Stu-Co teach great life lessons,” ing a grand movie. But what is it Take for instance, “Titanic”; cur- “Spider Man” is far from my top that out of the way, it is up to you monthly columnist Jessi Wood Stu-Co president must be constant throughout the year, new Stu-Co officers are going to “I’m not too worried about Rea said. that makes a movie a blockbuster? rently it is the highest-grossing 10 list of favorite movies. “Lord as to what you spend your sum- says, “Get out There”! news MAY 21 MAY 4 16 Seniors unmask memories at their final high school dance 16 (( Destinee Rea Staff Writer Juniors, seniors, and guests Waldrip said. this year’s prom queen and king. and is very well known as a nice “I totally voted for Dot, so undeniably unmasked many mem- Voting for king and queen has “Anyone could have taken the guy among the student body. Each now I feel like a winner because I ories while dancing the night away never been easy, but the nominated crown. Each contestant was well of them deserves what they won,” picked the winner,” junior Renee at this year’s prom. Seniors claim junior Ridge Burrell said. Brunton said. that it was the greatest dance they Frederick and Butz may not One student felt someone else on have ever attended. have been regal, but they seemed the court deserved to be king. “Prom 2008 was the best to have qualities that are felt neces- “I would have liked to see Lee dance I’ve been to at RHS. It was sary for prom queen and king to Windmiller win since he’s an all- amazing. The DJ was awesome. possess. around friendly guy,” junior Bryan Dancing was awesome. Everything “The elected king and queen Roukie said. was awesome. People were just were well chosen—Dot, being the Although Roukie would have making the most of it. It was [the quirky, cool girl, and Zach, being liked to see Windmiller crowned, senior class’] last dance, so you the best all-around,” senior Greg Windmiller did not feel it neces- better have had some fun because Ralph said. sary. that was it,” senior Chamal Neither Frederick nor Butz “I was okay with not winning Samaranayke said. were expecting their crowns. because I had a great year –I have There was never a dull moment “It feels pretty cool knowing already won Mr. RHS and Green at the masquerade-themed event. that so many people voted for me. King,” Windmiller said. “Everyone seemed to be hav- I wasn’t expecting to win, by any Other nominees are just as ing a great time, and all the music means, but I was confident that I accepting of the results. was good. I don’t think anyone would be near the top,” Butz said. “I’m not disappointed. It would ever got bored, but maybe a little Prom King and Queen Candidates 2008 Although Butz was confident have been awesome to win but tired,” senior queen nominee Kate of his possible standing in the it was so much fun just being on Waldrip said. election, Frederick, however, was prom court. Plus, I love Dot! I As the most captivating point court this year made it especially rounded and a good, involved, well completely taken aback. wanted her to win,” Priesmeyer of prom tends to be coronation, tricky. known student. Dorothy surprised “When they announced me, said. the prom court was a very talked- “It was really cool that we were me somewhat since she is a little my thoughts were ‘Really? That’s Juniors are already looking about subject among those attend- all friends, but I’m sure it made less talked about than the other weird,’” Frederick said. towards the future. ing. it difficult to vote,” senior queen girls. Then again, she is an excep- Although Frederick was sur- “Prom was a blasty-blast. I “I think the prom court was nominee Maggie Priesmeyer said. tionally nice person. Zach wasn’t prised, those who voted for her think I’d do it all over again if I amazing. Each person represented At coronation, Dot Frederick as much of a surprise since he’s were pleased to see her with the could, probably about this time a different part of our class,” and Zach Butz were announced as involved with quite a few activities crown. next year,” Brunton said. Sport Rehab (573) 368-0999 Fax: 368-2777 906 N. Cedar St. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Rolla, MO. 65401 MAY 20 a&e 16 viewpoint 5 Graduation sucks Goodbye RHS, from ECHO seniors Liberal media distorts political truth ( ( Jessi Wood (( ECHO SENIORS 2008 (( Mylhan Myers News Editor As students we look forward to these moments for four years. We wait, quivering with the anticipation of ordering announcements, taking This is our final publication, so sible. Mrs. Gillis, I want to thank you a teacher, but a friend. The thing I’ll sure you always keep your cool, and an escape for me, but a destination. Staff Writer senior pictures, voting on class songs, and trying our caps and gowns on we decided to write one last story for everything that you’ve done, for remember most is the relationship and don’t let yourself get stressed out. Spending time in room 302 for the When Lou Dobbs comes on ing is a broad topic. Basically what that they hoped Obama won the for the first time. Unfortunately, we don’t realize the enormous burden together. We are all contributing to not only me, but every single person life advice she gave me. Many days Also know that sometimes as an edi- last three years, even if I didn’t have CNN and says, “I just think every- it’s asking is, “Do you approve presidency. Lieberman discussed the ordeal of graduation can be. Our parents are forced to face the bit- this article in different ways because that is graduating this year. You make were spent with us figuring out what tor you have to harp on people to any of your classes, was a reason to one in America just doesn’t like 100% of what our president how this was true, and it was tersweet event with proud faces and open wallets. In the end we spend each of us has something different to everything fun and I will miss that. I would do with the rest of my life. make sure you get stories, but just come to school. Hopefully, my advisor the President anymore” do you does?” So the fact that thirty-some disturbing to him that a terrorist an entire year preparing for a few glorious hours of accomplishment. offer. For the upcoming underclassmen, ECHO, the class, the people, will be make sure to do it in an upbeat posi- next year will be half as cool as you. Sure, thirteen years in the American school system might appear to be define that as journalism? If you percent of America agrees with organization would support any Over the past two years I’ve been that means pay attention to what she always remembered as one of the best tive way, so there are no hard feelings. To Everyone in Echo: Be cool, do, you should apply for a job for George Bush 100% of the time American at all. He went on to say deemed worthy of such grandeur, but ultimately the time and energy lucky enough to be a part of the says! The only thing that Mrs. Gillis experiences of my life. And to Mrs. Gillis: You have been an stay cool, and don’t be not cool. If focused towards the event seems unnecessary. award-winning staff of the Echo. can do is help you improve, she will Being a member of the ECHO awesome teacher and friend for the you’re not cool, you’re lame. To the any of the main cable news chan- is amazing! Another thing you that John McCain has the experi- nels. Now, it is naïve to say that have to do is ask yourself if they ence to run America effectively, The turmoil I’ve been faced with this year over one day frustrates Every month it’s the same routine; we never steer you in the wrong direc- staff has been a great experience. past three years, and I have enjoyed viewpoint editor, hopefully the copy me immensely and I can only sympathize for my class officers who think of story ideas, write them, edit tion. To everyone else, thank you for Not only did I learn to manage time every minute of it. You have pro- editor will catch most of the mistakes there is no such thing as perfectly asked you in this poll. Sure, one safely, and that he, Lieberman, have been assigned the task of organizing the momentous occasion. It them, and then design the paper. But, making my senior year memorable. and work with a group of people, vided us with a class that allows us so you don’t have to! To Mrs. Gillis- I unbiased news reporting. Indeed, can “predict” the numbers, but is respected him as a great man. all started in first semester when nominations for ‘senior picks’ started. it’s never dull. We stress to meet dead- I couldn’t imagine it being any bet- but it was also crazy-fun. I will always an escape in the middle of the school love you! You were like a mom/sister/ humans are imperfect and will it really 100% accurate if you only Wolf Blitzer was furious. I think I found not only myself, but many of my fellow classmates urging our lines, jacked up on caffeine and sugar ter. Mr. Waldrip, thank you so much remember the friendships that I day. cousin/aunt/grandma/niece/mother- always tilt one way or the other. As ask 1000 people? It doesn’t matter he must have turned three shades graduating class to choose a song and motto that was appropriate for to get the paper out in time. (This for helping me expand my horizons. formed and the friendships that I’ve To the future News editor: in-law and friend! long as humans are reporting the if disapprove or approve of how of red trying to get Lieberman to us as a whole. The results of voting were disappointing to many. Our doesn’t always happen.) We come in Mrs. Helton and Mrs. Kaelin, thank strengthened. Spending hours cooped Remember that ‘news’ doesn’t mean I thought I’d have something news, there will always be a slight the president does his job, if you badmouth McCain for him. It was song is almost an anachronism to our generation, barely holding to its Sunday afternoons for production, you for being there for me to talk to up in the computer lab has a tendency ‘boring’. Keep your stories as local as awesome to say to finish off this political tilt. However, to go to the weren’t asked, you aren’t included! obvious that CNN had expected relevance to us with one sentence, “Play Freedbird!” Then there is our and have a blast with our shoes off for the last 3 years. I couldn’t have to bring people together. Late nights possible and your readers will thank story, but I can’t think of anything. and the music on. Mrs. Gillis has gone on with out you. Thank you and spent writing stories and early morn- you. Don’t ever be afraid to switch Everyone else has pretty much extreme that these talking heads Sometimes the news media bias Lieberman, a democrat, to speak motto. “If you’re not first you’re last.” While it is actually quite timely it always been a doll, telling us not to Goodbye. ings designing pages became the norm things up with design and photo summed it up. Being on the Echo do- that’s just wrong. Let’s look is so obvious, it tickles me pink. poorly of the Republican nominee. doesn’t represent us. I feel it makes us look ignorant and in any way you bastardize our spreads while giving This year on ECHO, I had the this year. Never before have I felt choice. Do whatever you can to keep staff has been something that will stay at “polls” for example. George Wolf Blitzer was interviewing I challenge anyone who has read try to work it to fit us better, we still come off in a bad light. us relationship advice. I remember opportunity to make 20 new friends. the need to ingest so much caffeine. your section timely and interesting, with all of us for the rest of our lives. Bush’s approval rating- what does democrat senator Joe Lieberman this blurb to watch Lou Dobbs Another job of the class officers is to work with a representative the my first day of Echo, when I thought Though I could call most of them my I would like to thank Mrs. Gillis for even if it means having a dependable That’s cheesy, but it’s also the truth. Jostens company to decide on our cap and gowns. This year the chosen that even mean? “Approval rating” about Barack Obama’s comments and Wolf Blitzer’s “news” for an it would just be a class. Now, after friend beforehand, I was able to find always being there when we needed to staff member write you a last min- Mrs. G: Thank you for this amaz- colors were maroon for boys and white for girls. Before actually seeing should mean approval of how he’s on John McCain. Obama had sug- hour with the doubt I have given them I went full circle from hating the idea to actually liking it. Then twenty issues I realize that it’s not just out more about them after 10 issues catch up after a missed deadline or a ute story. (Thanks a million Kaitlyn ing experience; Future Arts Editor: doing. But most people look at gested McCain was “losing his you in the back of your mind. another class to make the grade in; of stress than I could have in half a neglected page was discovered. Also, Merrow and Chris Hamel!) And remember, you and the Entertainment they were delivered. It is to my understanding that the officers asked if that and think that means nobody bearings” by discussing the FACT Then come and tell me if you still white would be see through and he told them that it wouldn’t be a prob- Echo was a chance for me to make lifetime. I can tell what makes people she was always there when I needed Gillis, thanks for putting up with the Editor are a team. Work together and likes him. Sad, but true. You have that Hamas (a terrorist organiza- think its journalism. lem. Surprise! It was. These white gowns and I have a love/hate relation- some amazing friends while doing ticked, and I can tell what makes someone to talk to, and that is just as News section getting finished min- create a really amazing section! what I love: write. them the happiest. I have 20 new best important. Thank you, ECHO staff, utes before it was time to go to press So, that’s it. Our last edition. Our to keep in mind that approval rat- tion in the Middle East) had said ship. I love that they aren’t heavy and breathe well, but I hate that I’m For next year’s Echo staff, wel- friends, including our advisor, Mrs. for making this an unbelievable year. and talking me through the worst of last story. Our last byline. So, goodbye going to have to search for a white sundress. Officers, at first I blamed come and have as much fun as pos- Gillis. I am able to call her more than To the future Feature editor: make my bad days. Your room was never everyone! you, but I should have known better. The people at Jostens have proven they are inept a doing a good job. Four years since our freshman year This reminds me of our first encounter this year with Jostens, the adoption snafu. Yes, our ‘personal rep’ announced to the class of 2008 that he was a new grandfather, a fact we didn’t care to know, and that he (( Richard Mcnulty Staff Writer was excited. He went on to say that he has been urging his son to have children, to give him grandkids. Had he stopped there he could have avoided the many jokes that were to come at his expense, but he didn’t. It’s hard to think that only four years ago the time that we all say good-bye though. I appreciate Next he added, “But I told him no adoption. I want real grandkids.” the seniors were freshmen. To be honest, it’s hard the fact that people enjoy the stories that we write; Perhaps he should have chosen his words better. Students in the cafete- to think that only four years ago we were all really we write for your entertainment. It is hard to believe ria sat stunned at this misturn of phrase. We all knew what he meant but young. We all have had fun through out our years in that this day has finally come for me. Life comes at that didn’t make it okay. high school and they are now coming to an end. This you fast and when you don’t expect it, it could be Then there was the photographer sent for cap and gown photos. He is the last time that you will get to see the writing of hard for anyone. was nice guy working his way through grad school. This Jostens rep sat between photos playing on his iphone and listening to music out of one the eight seniors in this paper. The last time that one We all believe that time is something that ear bud while taking pictures. He supplied white shirts for those wearing gets to see any senior ever play for any sport; the last we do not need to worry about, but it really is. Could colors that might look silly under the gowns. I was wearing gray, because time one will get to cheer for the upperclassmen. The anyone believe that only ten years ago we were all in at this point I didn’t realize how thin the gowns were. After putting bad thing about it is that we all have to leave at some grade school? What I’m saying is that time flies, and it on I asked if my grey shirt was showing and he told me everything point in our lives and the first start is graduation. when it does you need to be prepared for it; be ready was fine. Two weeks later I pick up my pictures in Mr. Arthurs room. People may seem excited to see that day to say what may be your final goodbyes to the people My grey shirt and the words on it were peeking up over the white shit come, but the fact is that people are leaving every- you love, your friends and all the good times you I was given. As I started sorting through the rest of the photo packets, thing behind to continue to better their lives. Nearly used to have with them. When it all comes down to it for yearbook, I realized that several other students had the same thing every friend that one has will just be a pastime and that is all that’s going to happen. There is just a small happen. In fact, I had never seen such awful cap and gown pictures in there is not much anyone can do about it. On the farewell and one is well on their way to success. Do my life. I can only hope that this was not the photographers fault, but a plus side, the underclassmen become freshmen, not take anything for granted, understand what you company thing, because he is a grad student in photography at MU. Still, not all of my issues with graduation come from Jostens. The sophomores and seniors. Everyone will get their have and cherish it. This is one last goodbye before I hassle of listing relatives to send one dollar announcements to is unbear- chance to shine, it’s only a matter of timing. This is look back and miss what I once had before. able. Worrying about who will feel left out if they don’t know I’m gradu- Come dine and recieve a ECHO is an open forum for student expression. All letters to the editor must include the writer’s name, signature and class or position. Anonymous letters will not be published. Letters should be no more than 300 ating is absurd and starting to kill me. They are my family and should already know I am graduating! Also, my wrist sounds like a cement grinder after addressing every last one of those stupid announcements. I guess what I would like to know is that when did a ceremony meant 10% Student Discount words and are subject to editing. ECHO reserves the right to reject any letter. Letters in response to articles need to be to the staff no later than one week after the paper came out. Letters should be sent to ECHO, Rolla High School, 900 Bulldog Run, Rolla, MO 65401. to honor us, the students, become a chance for our parents to parade us around like show dogs? And when did it become an almost unbearable experience? MAY 6 viewpoint 16 sports 19 MAY 16 Echo Political A great year for sports A Volleyball Contact Information June 12-14 Individual Camp I Mike Jackson June 12-14 June 16-20 Advanced Camp I Youth Day Camp I (573) 882-0726 Brochure (PDF) (( Robin Femmer Sports Editor Pros and Cons r Every day I see students here at the high school opening up the Rolla Gas tax holiday June 23-27 July 7-9 Youth Day Camp II Individual Camp II Youth Camp Brochure (PDF) Daily News and heading straight towards the Sports section. There is July 7-9 Advanced Camp II always talk and a discussion about yesterday’s wins or losses for whatever July 10-12 Team Camp Register Online high school sport is in the headlines. I am always so thrilled to see stu- dents flipping through the sports pages and seeing how the high school e has done. Obviously we have many team supporters, or Bulldog fans. Wrestling Contact Information Nothing puts a team together more than great support from student peers (( Rachel Marler Staff Writer October 14 Tiger Style Clinic Brochure (PDF) Lee Pritts (573) 673-8845 and family. Another year has gone by greatly for the high school sports. Although there are still sports yet to conclude their season this spring, With the increase in gas prices, it seems that pump, gas companies are making record prof- Sadly, although the gas-tax holiday has the I have come to the conclusion that overall, this year for sports have been n Americans can recite the cost per gallon as well its. Shouldn’t someone put a halt to this before potential to help the common man, it is not the quite successful. I give kudos to the boys’ golf team for being district as their birthdays and social security numbers. we reach eight dollars a gallon? According to answer to our prayers regarding the depressing champions this year. Golf is a very strategic sport, and getting through a The national average for gas is over three dollars Senator Clinton, “The oil companies have figured state of our economy. In reality, it is a “quick game of it is almost impossible for me to not throw my golf club down a gallon, and with summer quickly approach- out a way to keep profiting no matter what else fix” and will only help us through the summer Boys Golf Wins Districts (( Destinee Rea in aggravation by the fifth hole. So I also congratulate the golf team for a ing, we begin to wonder if prices will escalate to happens. Over the last three months, while you and into next school year. Although the gas-tax Staff Writer their good sportsmanship as well. nearly four dollars a gallon, if not more, in some were being pummeled by high gas prices, Shell’s holiday is a good idea and should be used this The girl’s tennis team had an outstanding record earlier this year as areas of the country. Because of this hardship profits rose by 25 percent and BP’s by 63 percent. summer, it is a futile attempt to lessen the blow The hype for boys’ golf this year was proved to “Our coach just tried to keep us calm by crack- on American households, a proposition for a gas- So the oil companies are doing very well, and it’s of our weakening economy. As Senator Obama be accurate at the district tournament. The varsity ing some jokes and telling us to keep our tempers in well. They placed third in Districts and first in Sectionals. Kudos goes out tax holiday is in the works to help relieve the pain high time that they helped to relieve the burden stated, “It [the gas-tax holiday] is a political team of Brock Jones, Chris Martin, Brandon Weaver, check while we were playing,” junior Weaver said. to them as well. at the pump. of high gas prices on our families and our busi- response to a serious problem we have neglected Will Baylor, and Chris Dodge brought home a district Going into the state tournament, team members I try to attend as many games as I can. I love to see everyone Senator John McCain recently urged Congress nesses.” for decades.” champion title for the first time since 1994. feel as though they were lucky that other relatively cheer out with their support. As I watch more and more games, I always to institute a gas-tax holiday from Memorial Day Some people believe that the gas-tax holiday “I think it’s pretty cool [that we won districts], skillful teams were already knocked out of the com- anticipate when the next game I’ll go to will be. Growing up with most of to Labor Day. According to businessweek.com, will overshadow con- especially since we beat out Jeff City and Helias. All petition. the student body at Rolla High School, it is overwhelming to see everyone the proposal would save consumers 18.4 cents on servation of gas. They the big teams at districts never really thought we were “I think we caught a break because some of our striving for their goals, to see how far we’ve all gotten. I would have never unleaded gas tax and 24.4 cents on diesel tax. believe that lower prices a threat because they have never seen us play well as main competition, like Glendale, didn’t make it and expected who would do what sport when I was younger. Now that we’re While job loss due to the gas-tax holiday is will allow American’s a team. It was exciting seeing their faces when our that’s who we were worried about,” Weaver said. all in high school and about to venture off into the real world, I am won- possible, it would be a very minor percentage of to go cruising or stop scores came in,” junior Martin said. The team has high hopes and expectations for dering when the next time I’ll see everyone, if not at all. Spending the last American workers. In fact, the gas-tax holiday car-pooling. In actual- Although the district tournament was not until each other. years here together in this school keeps our spirit for each other alive and would have many effects on items other than gas. ity, many low-income April 28, the team had been looking towards the “I think we will do well as long as everyone plays thriving through each and every game before it’s all over. Because the cost of gas affects food prices, (has and even middle-class future match since the pre-season. their best. We have a shot to win or place in the top anyone seen the price of milk lately?) packaging, American’s are squeezing “We all talked about winning districts and making three if everyone plays to their full potential,” Jones I encourage everyone to go to as many games next year as pos- small business operation, etc., the gas-tax holiday their pennies these days it to state as a team, so it feels good that we followed said. sible. These are our last years here, and for the Seniors, the last couple of will spread relief throughout the country. In fact, just to be able to drive up on our plans and made our goals,” senior Jones Confidence is a great asset to have when looking days. We’ve all grown up and are about to move on with our lives, leaving small business owners have reported customers to work. The gas-tax said. toward the state tournament and the team certainly everything behind. Make the best of what is left. canceling orders due to fuel charges on shipping. holiday is especially ben- Although winning districts is not an easy feat, the has it. Hopefully, the gas-tax holiday will reduce pres- eficial for these people team made it seem so. “There’s no reason why we can’t win state,” soph- sure in the economy along with giving us more money in our bank accounts. and will not cause them to turn into drag-racing “We have one of the hardest districts in the state, so winning districts by seven strokes is giving all of omore Baylor said. The team has one goal yet to be reached. Congratulations to RHS While we all pay more and more at the teenagers overnight. us a lot of confidence going into the state tourna- ment,” senior Dodge said. “My pre-season expectations were for the team to make it to the state tournament, and then if we made Baseball team for an (( Becky Smith Reporter The head coach, Zac Nixon, helped alleviate some of the pressures the boys were under while playing. it that far, I wanted us to win the state championship. We’re half-way there,” Dodge said. excellent season! No taxes on gas for ALL Presidential candidate John summer! Sounds too good to be true! Guess what? It is. I know McCain has been promoting a new sort of tax holiday, one on NOW HIRING!! that gas prices are through the gas, which would last all through- NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED roof, and that it seems that they out the three months of summer. Photo by Dena Anderson **OVER $80,000.00 BENEFIT PACKAGE may reach four dollars a gallon For three months, June, July, and this summer, but there has to be August, our traveling months, all goes towards the maintenance AVAILABLE** worth all the trouble it would seem infatuated with the idea of a better way than destroying rev- of our gas would still be less than cause? I doubt it. of roads, and the salaries of no tax on gas, no matter how little HAVE QUESTIONS???? enue and jobs that our country five dollars cheaper. The tax holi- those who work on fixing them. Those three months of sus- they save. I also ask, that who needs. day would mean eliminating the Is the relief of a few dollars on pension on tax would result in a ever does obtain the presidency, For many years, states have 18.4 percent tax on regular gas, an already extortionate gas price issued no sales tax days, a couple and the 24.4 percent on diesel. To loss of about nine billion dollars worth that many jobs, all that does not allow this policy to fol- SSG Stephen Casey, MO Army National Guard Recruiting in revenue for the government, low through; five dollars off on 201 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla MO 65401 times a year, to help citizens us common people that translates money, or the pain it would bring and the loss of some 300,000 gas is not worth the complica- (573)-368-2246 or Oﬃce (573)-380-3755 just feel good, and to stimulate to a 5 percent saving or a sav- to those workers and their fami- jobs. All of the money that tions it would bring now, or in the economic spending. This year ing of $2.63 on a fill up of 15 comes from those taxes on gas lies? All I can say, is great political future. Stephen.email@example.com though, the Republican gallons. Is this tax holiday really move to John McCain, people viewpoint MAY sports MAY 18 16 16 7 Baseball Contact Information M Letter from the Editor Ou t June 16-19 Tiger Camp I Evan Pratte (( Richard McNulty All year I’ve been rambling on in this little space, trying to pass on some les- U June 23-26 Tiger Camp II (573) 882-1917 T her e Staff Writer sons I have learned this year. I’ve been happily surprised that a few have read, July 6-8 Hitting & Pitching Camp and even enjoyed, my ramblings. But, for my last column I’m going to cut it July 21 All-Star Camp I Soccer Contact Information short. Stealing from E.M. Forster’s character George Emerson, I’m going to July 28 All-Star Camp II June 8-1 Overnight camp (PDF) August 3 Father/Son Camp (Register via e-mail) July 21-25 Day Camp Bryan Blitz (573) 884-7914 leave you with a simple note of inquisition. (( Jessi Wood Staff writer S Photo by Dena Anderson Photo by Dena Anderson Basketball – Men Contact Information Cicero wrote “non nobis solum nati sumus”, which means, “we are June 8-11 Team Camp I Tammy Armentrout not born for ourselves alone”. That is the theme the national offi- Softball Contact Information June 12-13 Elite Camp (573) 884-8884 U July 8-10 Basic Skills Camp Melissa Tucci cers picked for this year’s National Junior Classical League conven- ? June 22-25 Team Camp II tion. At first glance many meanings can be drawn from this phrase. July 15-17 Elite Camp (573) 882-3942) June 29-July 3 Individual Camp I One might assume that it is in reference to the love between soul July 22-24 Pitcher/Catcher Camp (Morning) July 9-10 July 12-13 July 19-20 Columbia Youth Camp (Mizzou Arena) Kansas City Youth Camp (Lee’s Summit North HS) St. Louis Youth Camp (Lafayette HS) M Clinic Brochure (PDF) Registration Form (PDF) Medical Release Form (PDF) mates or reproduction for the greater good of Roman-kind. Last year when the theme was announced, one of my state sponsors and I talked about these possibilities and we agreed that maybe the M C Online Registration coming soon! July 27-31 Individual Camp II (Register Online) (( Erika Lewis Editor-in-chief state officers had taken the quote out of context. However, further study of the text from which the line was taken proved us wrong. It translates to: Swimming Contact Information Basketball – Women June 15-18 June 20-22 Individual Camp I Team Camp Contact Information Tony Hayes (573) 882-1002 E A May 30-June 1 Starts, Turns & Breakouts Camp I Pam Hoffer “But since, as Plato has admirably expressed it, we are not born for ourselves alone, but our country claims a share of our being, and our friends a share; and since, as the Stoics hold, every- June 27-28 June 27-28 July 12-15 Elite Camp Position Camp Individual Camp II Camp Brochure (PDF) R M June 8-12 June 15-19 (PDF) Elite Training Camp I Elite Training Camp II (573) 424-1452 Camp Brochure thing that the earth produces is created for man’s use; and men, too, are born for the sake of men, that they may be able mutually to help one another; in this direction we out to follow Nature as our July 21-24 Day Camp (Register Online) P June 22-24 June 24-26 Starts, Turns & Breakouts Camp II Spring Camp Registration Form (PDF) guide to contribute to the general good by an interchange of acts of kindness, by giving and receiving, and thus by our skill, out industry, and our talents to cement human society more closely together, man Cross Country Contact Information S S Register Online to man.” As of late, humanity has become selfish. Despite the mil- P July 6-10 Cross Country Camp Jared Wilmes lions of charities and altruistic organizations that can be found Use it, question it, embrace it, mock it; just make it your own. Go out into the world or dive deep into (573) 882-0728 Tennis Contact Information throughout the planet, the idea of individual responsibility to the your brain to found out what it means to you. June 8-12 Nike Tennis Camps Us Sports/Nike Tennis ‘general good’, as Cicero called it, is hard to find. Even when reli- This past year’s been a blast. Goodbye, because I love you. Football June 1 June 2 St. Louis 1-Day Camp Springfield 1-Day Camp Contact Information Vonda Cordes (573) 882-2214 O June 15-19 June 22-26 Register Online Camps 1-800-645-3226 (Perplexed? Read A Room With a View by E.M. Forster and The Awakening by Kate Chopin) gion urges one to help others it is not always truly selfless. By help- ing others and being a good person one might feel they are earning a way into heaven. Some might ask if there is a difference. There June 3 June 5-7 Kansas City 1-Day Camp Tiger Football Camp Session I R Track and Field Contact Information Editor in Chief: Erika Lewis Business Manager: Nilam Patel Copy Edior: Sam Pernicka Opinion Editor: A&E Editors: Matt Bleckman Caitlin Cress is and it’s a biggie. Being kind to others and being kind to others to earn salvation or prove faith is similar to the difference between spontaneously bursting into a sprint and running a marathon. T June 6-8 Tiger Youth Camp Camp Brochure (PDF) Dot Frederick So I urge you list-lovers, to ‘be good for the sake of being February 21 Coaches Clinic Brett Halter June 12-14 Tiger Football Camp Session II (Register Online) Feature Editor: Aimee Warnke Photography Editor: Dena Anderson good’. This task is simple. If you pass someone in the hall that has July 13-16 Track & Field Camp (573) 882-9323 News Editor: Jessi Wood dropped their books, stop and help them pick their stuff up. Next S Sports Editor: Robin Femmer E time you see someone who looks like they’re having a bad day, give Continued on page 19 cho them a hug. The opportunity for kindness is always there. During this time of year it isn’t hard to find a teacher or fellow student who needs help preparing for finals. By giving them a hand you’ll help eliminate a fraction of their end-of-the-year stress. Don’t expect a pat on the back either, just hope that others enjoy reading this col- umn and getting out there. You never know when you’re going to need someone to assist you on your journey to finding yourself. Go on RHS, give somebody a hand, help someone out, and be nice for Staff Writers: the sake of being nice. Tori Hagni I believe I was successful in finding myself through this Chris Hamel column. Thank you for taking my advice all year long. I just hope Kaitlyn Merrow that some of you have been able to find yourselves too. Remember, Mylhan Myers your actions define you as a person. So, please spend this summer Richard McNulty making the best choices you can possibly make. Use this sum- Kim Ruth mer to ‘stay up all night with your friends talking’, ‘get pumped Destinee Rea for something… anything’, ‘conquer your biggest fear’, ‘find your- Rachel Marler self a hobby’, ‘teach a new dog old tricks’, ‘create a soundtrack to Jennifer Bennett your life’, ‘make your own list’, and ‘above all else, have a plan’. Secretary: Isabel Hoss Whatever you do, don’t ever stop getting out there. Adviser: Mary Gillis MAY lifestyles 16 MAY 8 sports 17 Students speak out against being religiously categorized Link gets a whole new Crew 16 Angelica Mata Cedric Walker (( Becky Smith Reporter (( Kaitlyn Merrow Reporter Sport: Soccer (( Tori Hagni Sport: Track Many of us students have heard about the recent scan- Ludlow said. Though LDS is differ- people have begun to wonder how FLDS and LDS are different from The Link Crew program was introduced last year to help incom- ing sophomores adjust to the high to get as much of the year pro- jected out as possible.We are going to schedule out the date, the time, •When did you start playing? How did you become Staff Writer A (( Mylhan Myers dal involving a community of the ent from FLDS, many people still other churches. interested in this sport? 100 and 300 meter Hurdler Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) and the polyga- confuse and blame them for the actions of these polygamist sects; “The main differences between Mormons and other school. The program had a rocky first year, but the facility and stu- the location, and the focus of the meeting. Sometimes the date of the “I started playing at age eight. I became interested because I watched other athletes and I wanted to be T •Why do you do track? dents have already begun to revamp meeting might change, but the focus my they practiced there, and many people are confusing them with at the same time, these people do nothing about the modern, accept- Christians are that we believe we have the fuller, complete gos- the program and work out all its little kinks. will still stay the same. This will give the Link Crew leaders more time to able to use good footwork while running at a great speed like they did.” H I run track for the competition of not competing with others the Church of Latter Day Saints ed polygamy that is practiced in pel, which includes the book of “We are losing some facility team understand the focus of the meeting •Who or what are your biggest influences to play, and (LDS), like we have right here in Rolla. Africa and the Middle East. “People may blame us Mormon. Other Christians aren’t wrong; it’s just that we think that members and we are adding some team members next year. We will and prepare better for the meeting,” Stormes said. why? L but yourself just to get to the finish line. “The LDS differs from and confuse us with the FLDS the Book of Mormon should be be losing Mrs. Bramel and Coach The main focus of the gathering “My biggest influences are my father and the interna- •When did you start doing track? the FLDS because the FLDS still practices polygamy and the because Mormons stick out more in society and that our church is included. In the Book of Mormon is just more history of our church Thomas. We see the need for expan- sion of the facility part of the team was to create new ideas and improve current ones. tional soccer club team at Missouri S&T because they have great skill and push me to work harder at improv- E 8th grade because I was quiet plump kid back then and I need- so we adding Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. “The meeting was held to make LDS does not. The LDS in the early 1800s did practice polygamy so different that other churches want to find fault with it. They and all Christian churches,” Ludlow said. Grisham, Coach Roweton, and Mr. Ray to the team,” Donalie Stormes the program more effective in wel- coming the sophomores and making ing mine.” •What keeps you playing; what is the best part of this sport? T ed to do something active. •What’s your favorite part about because at the time many men want to think ‘Oh, that’s not right Still, some people will “The best part of soccer is just playing out there on the field! I don’t have to track? were sent of to fight in the fights against Mormons. Also, at that for Americans, and if one group does it, then they all do. It’s only continue to blame the LDS for the acts of other groups, that aren’t said. Link Crew leaders will have an adult sponsor next year to com- them feel comfortable while inte- grating them in with some of the upperclassmen (the Link Crew lead- worry about anything but the game.” •Are you looking to play in college? Where are you looking at for college, why E Away meets with the guys because something funny always happens to someone. Somebody is always sitting in Coach Knapp’s spot on the bus, time, women and children could right for people in Africa or the even a part of them, and many not own land, and so men mar- ried more than one woman to Middle East to practice it.’ The thing people don’t seem to under- LDS members are not sure why. “FLDS is a branch off of municate better and understand the focus of the meetings. “The expansion is part of our ers),” junior Shelby Emmett said. Discussion was very centered on trying to make the sophomores tran- are you interested in these colleges? “I would like to play in college if it is available at the college I go to.” S for example. •Who inspires you to do well in track? ensure their safety. So that if a stand is that we don’t practice it us, and they feel as if they should improvement plan because one of sition more comfortably. •What are your goals for the team this season, and your personal goals for the I must say that Kyle Atekwana motivates me. After every meet I call man was killed, his wives and chil- anymore. Sometimes we do get still practice polygamy. They think the things we want to do is among “We discussed a lot of new ideas season? him up and he always asks me will you race again and finish. dren would all be taken care of. categorized with the FLDS, but as it is in God’s plan for them. It may the Link Crew leaders is to divide at the meeting the other day, includ- “Our team is great at predicting each other’s next move, thus creating good pass- of The Month •Anything else? After the fights began to end, and they have been getting exposed, be wrong, but that is what the them into groups. Each Link Crew ing Link Crew leaders having a big es. We are also good at going to each other’s aid when they need help – whether I am better looking than Tyler Edwards according to facebook, and I more men were home, the church and the LDS has been condemn- FLDS believes, and the thing peo- leader will be assigned to a Link role leading the meetings, possibly Crew sponsor (a teacher). This will having some Link Crew leaders talk it is defense or offense. We could do a better job at winning every so-so ball, but just want everyone to know that. On a serious note, some people say decreed that polygamy could no ing their acts, people are finally ple need to remember is that LDS create a stronger line of communi- to the sophomores about Link Crew we are getting better at it with each game that goes by.” running stinks but if you look at it as a way to put aside what ever is longer be practiced, and anyone starting to get it, that we aren’t the is different, and does not believe in cation,” Stormes said. before they get here (at the end of •What are your teams’, or your own, strengths and weaknesses? bothering you- well that’s what I do. that did chose to continue practic- same,” Ludlow said. polygamy,” Ludlow said. A schedule will be made next year their freshman year), and more train- “My goals for the team are for us to grow stronger in a way that we play with photos by Dena Anderson ing it was excommunicated from As these hidden polyg- for all the Link Crew meetings. ing time for the Link Crew leaders,” the church,” sophomore Megan amist sects have been revealed, each other for each other more than for ourselves. My personal goals: To con- “We are also working very hard Emmett said. tinue to work to the best of my abilities and to improve in each game.” 1304 Highway 72 East Rolla, MO. 65401 Office: www.fidelitycommunications.com (573) 426-5000 MAY 16 lifestyles lifestyles MAY 16 9 photos by Chamal Samaranayake 16 Interest in Art therapy field of study grows, former Rolla teacher explains her craft (( Tori Hagni Staff Writer Psychology is an increasingly With the unique task of combin- challenging. this line of work may want to councelor’s license (your LCPC),” in-demand degree for universities ing psychology and art, the occupa- “I do sometimes teach clients to search colleges that have an Art Norsigian said. around America. Students who tion has various patients ranging in do certain things if they want to Therapy program. Art Therapy is not only a grow- enjoy working with people or enjoy age and illnesses. learn, but mostly I try to keep the “Alton, Illinois has an art therapy ing field but also uses many unique the teachings of psychology and “At the hospital I primar- art their expression, whatever that program in their schools, but it is ways to help mentally ill patients. art may be interested in a growing ily worked with people who were may be. I often ask kids to make not too popular here [Belleville, “I use other counseling tech- field called Art Therapy. Former hospitalized due to mental health an ‘angry’ drawing or painting, or Illinois] yet. Most people who niques along with art therapy. I Rolla High school art teacher, Sue issues or mental illness, or addic- to draw themselves doing some- go for the master’s in art therapy think of myself right now as a Norsigian is now a certified art tions. There were people who thing they want or are afraid of, or have either a psychology or art counselor who uses art therapy therapist working in Belleville, attempted suicide because of themselves behaving the way they background. Anyone can do it, but as a tool. With many kids one Illinois. depression or a crisis in their lives, would like to behave. Sometimes they might need to make up some needs to use cognitive and behav- “I was always interested in psy- there were schizophrenics, people I see improvement, but other times courses to cover fundamentals. I ioral therapy to be effective. That chology. Human behavior is fas- with bipolar disorder and anxiety it’s very hard to tell. I would say would say that if you are interested doesn’t mean they don’t benefit cinating to me. Art therapy com- disorders, among others. The hos- the kids that I consider showing in behavior, have a pretty good from the expressive process, but bines two things I have always pital also has an outpatient pro- improvement or growth are the amount of patience, and some some kids need basic, concrete, been interested in. I didn’t go back gram in which people with mental ones who ‘move on’ from a fear or knowledge of art, you would be a practical help to learn to control and go back and get this master’s health and addiction issues come a behavior and start doing some- good candidate. Also, take as much themselves or change their thought degree until I left Rolla in 2000. M through F all day and then go thing else. Often their play and art psych as you can, in fact major process,” Norsigian said. Before that I had an art degree home,” Norsigian said. changes as they grow,” Norsigian in it, because having only an art and teaching certificate for art,” A day in the life of an art thera- said. therapy background is not going Norsigian said. pist is both rewarding as well as Students who are interested in to serve you as well as getting your Arbor Day, cookies, poetry - what more could a student ask for? Students in Drama and Leadership Drama. Leadership classes entertained audiences with a and Murder murder mystery dinner theatre to raise money for the drama department. Thanks to librarian, Jennifer Elmore's hard work and vision, RHS students experienced photos by Erika Lewis another outstanding Arbor Day coffee house Enroll in the RTC Nursing Program NOW! to wn Bridal & Florist Up 712 N. Pine St. *Deadline for Fall 2008 is April 1st,2008 368-4321 Learn: 2008 Prom Dresses Now Available! Anatomy & Physiology Tuxedo Rentals! Human Life Cycle Jewerly for Dresses Principles of Nutrition A Variety of Shoes Order Your Flowers Here Nursing Care of the Adult Hours: **Did you know that by the year 2020 there Monday-Saturday: 9-5 will be a shortage of over 500,000 nurses?! MAY 10 lifestyles 16 lifestyles 15 MAY 16 Students take advantage of summer development programs What you can do: Rolla High artists display pieces at annual Art Show (( Aimee Warnke Feature Editor *Contact professionals in a career that interests you to There are countless opportunities for high school students to enrich “I learned a lot more about theater etiquette, how to balance myself that is a marine biology program at Oxy College. I think it would help “I am looking forward to having the opportunity to explore a new set up job shadowing *Sign up to take courses Attention senior class: their learning over summer, ranging onstage with other people, and audi- me to see if that is really what I want city, and I’m really excited to meet for college credit at Drury from summer programs concerning tions. I’m actually majoring in the- to do and also give me a little college the people I’m going to be staying *Go on college visits to future career interests to volunteer work. Volunteering is a great way to get real life experience in something ater performance in college probably because I went to the Fine Arts Academy, and I learned so much there that has to do with theater,” experience, but I don’t know yet if I will be able to go because of the cost. I also applied for a conserva- tion program that’s free at Mizzou with. Sometimes the friendships that develop in a program like this are the best ones,” Patel said. These friendships are part of the narrow down your list of schools *Volunteer at the hospital, Russell House, animal shel- Baccalaureate that interests you as well as adding a Waldrip said. that is supposed to expose you to reason Waldrip, who has attended ter, or various other loca- boost to your college resume. One Another summer program offered more nature-geared stuff rather than NJCL before, is returning again this tions to support a cause that of the many volunteer options the through the school is the National just being in a classroom. It would year. is meaningful to you Rolla community has for teens is the Volunteen program at Phelps Junior Classical League conference (NJCL) through the Latin depart- help me see if working out with nature is really for me,” junior Dani “I’m excited to reunite with all of my friends because we become such *Look for camps that you can participate in at Mizzou, Will be held at Salem County Regional Medical Center. “I heard about it from the coun- ment. “I’m looking forward to testing my Steele said. If traveling is an interest, there are a family in just a week. And there is so much fun stuff to do there,” MS&T, or other locations that can help you better Avenue Baptist Church on selors when I said I was interested in abilities against others. I’m probably even options of programs that allow Waldrip said. yourself in a specific area, medicine, and they said it would be a good way to get my feet in the door also going to have an easier time in Latin next year because of study- you to travel with other students with similar interests. If you might be interested in par- ticipating in a summer enrichment such as a sport, music, or academic field Sunday, May 18 at a hospital setting,” sophomore ing for Certamen,” sophomore Ian “In July, I am going to London, program, ask your teachers or coun- *Get a list of books to Morgan Carlile said. There are also programs offered Ramsey said. If students have an idea about and I’m going to be staying at the London School of Economics and selors about a program that might suit your interests. read over the summer from your English teacher at 6 p.m. in conjunction with classes that are held at RHS, such as the Fine Arts what they might want to go into as a career, there are many programs will be taking a world politics class with about 20 other students from “Mr. Warnke told me about the program at Mizzou, but you can also *Take care of those A+ hours by helping out with All seniors are Academy that students with an inter- that are offered through colleges and the United States,” junior Nilam go online and just type in summer summer school est in fine arts can apply to go to. Senior Kate Waldrip was one of the organizations that they can apply for to learn more about their field of Patel said. There is often more to summer programs at Google in a field that interests you and many will pop up,” *Most of all, make sure to have fun and give yourself invited to attend students selected to attend this past interest. programs than just the educational Steele said. some time to relax summer. “I got into one program in LA experience. Wear your graduation caps & gowns OFFICE HOURS 8-5 MON,-FRI. Contact Heather Grose or Kaitlin Bramel 8-12 SAT. Bramel if you would like to have BISHOP AVENUE VETERINARY CLINIC pictures displayed at the ceremony. Small Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Dentistry 573-364-5725 photos by Erika Lewis 402 S. Bishop Avenue Rolla, Missouri 65401 Mark W. Ranney, DVM Sunnywall Flowers! 1107 Pine Street 364-3161 lifestyles lifestyles MAY 14 MAY 16 11 16 Recent Earthquake causes scare Senior Songs: In Stages Weather Watch: (( Rachel Marler Staff Writer Tornado season strikes the Midwest once again Insurance (the top two insurance providers in (( Chris Hamel the state of Missouri) (( Jessi Wood News Editor Staff Writer There have been several twisters “I live about 10 miles out in the Most everyone knows what to will not extend coverage less than 30 days after an around the nation. Global warm- country, so we have to pay atten- do if there is a tornado such as earthquake. That means Here’s it is, the final stretch. Graduation is so close one might feel that they could reach out and touch it. However, before the class of ing is what scientists say is the tion. We can’t hear the alarm out get in a basement, stay away from that a large percentage cause for more common climatic there,” junior Andy Jones said. windows, etc. Unfortunately, the of Missouri residents are 2008 starts that walk across the stage as students and finishes as accomplished graduates, there are a few songs they should listen to. The changes. The month of April in Tornadoes come in five cat- state of Missouri has a very rocky without coverage, even Missouri has been odd with tem- egories on the Fujita scale rang- soil that is hard to dig through. as aftershocks shake the following tracks have been sorted into the appropriate stages based on the moods they will best appeal to. Some of these songs will appeal ground. In fact, accord- peratures ranging from 30’s to 80’s. ing from an F0 to an F5. Some As a result, not everyone has the to all; all of these songs will appeal to some. Either way, this list is meant for the pleasure of this year’s seniors and was hand picked by Back in January, the Midwest even scientists speculate on whether luxury of owning a house with Homeowner surveys damage from recent 5.2 scale ing to kmov.com, “about had a rare winter storm that pro- or not there are F6 tornadoes a basement. People that do not earthquake. Photo from KY3 weather station. 38 percent of all homes one of their own. Enjoy. duced several twisters. Some peo- though the Fujita scale declines have basements should take cover in Missouri are covered for earth- The Mississippi River quakes.” ple might even remember the date that option. F0 tornadoes usually in small interior rooms and use changed its course, bells rang in Stage One: Restless Anticipation 2. Don’t You (Forget About Me) by The Simple Minds of February 8th when more torna- contain winds around 40-50 miles mattresses or pillows for padding According to State Farm Boston, and sidewalks cracked in Insurance’s magazine The Point, These songs could help cure senioritis, but are more likely to amplify it. Regardless, they 3. Stars by Moby does ripped through Missouri and per hour while F5’s can have winds against flying debris. Washington D.C. as the New Madrid “There is a 7 to 10 percent prob- are just fun to blare while driving, and sum up the feeling of finally being a senior. 4. Friends Forever by Vitamin C southern states killing 55 “My room is in the Earthquake rumbled four times ability of a magnitude 7.5 to 8.0 1. The Final Countdown by Europe 5. Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John people while many were basement, so I know throughout the Midwest between earthquake (major damage) along 6. Mad World by Gary Jules watching the college foot- I’m safe if a tornado 1811 and 1812. Although mod- the New Madrid Seismic Zone.” It 2. The Middle by Jimmy Eat World ball championship game does come near,” junior 3. Can’t Stop by the Red Hot Chili Peppers ern instruments were not invented is also estimated that there is a 25 between Ohio State and Kenny Moberly said. to measure the earthquake, it is to 40 percent chance of a major 4. Pump it Up by Elvis Costello Stage Six: G Day LSU. There was also a large People also need estimated to have a magnitude of earthquake with a magnitude of 5. No Such Thing by John Mayer As seniors get ready for the event they should NOT be listening to sad songs. Girls “cyclone” in the country to be aware of water- around 8.0 on the Richter scale. 6.0 occurring in the next 50 years. 6. Sandstorm by Da Rude should know it will only ruin their make up, and guys should know graduation is an event of Myanmar that has killed spouts if they are trav- Luckily, fatalities were low because However, scientists still have many that has, and will, bring them to tears. These songs might help them get pumped. at least 23,000 people with elling to a large body the New Madrid region was not questions and know relatively little 1. School’s Out by Alice Cooper over 42,000 more missing of water in the sum- Stage Two: The Breakdown and 1,400 injured. Cyclone mer. Waterspouts are densely populated like it is today. about the New Madrid earthquake. This is this time where students find themselves bickering over petty things. Pushing 2. We are the Champions by Queen But what if the New Madrid earth- One problem is that many Nargis, as it was called, has tornadoes over water, quake struck again, causing tremen- areas aren’t prepared for an earth- friends away, intentionally and unintentionally, to make it easier to leave it all behind is com- 3. Express Yourself by NWA forced Myanmar to accept though typically are 4. The Things I Learned in High School by Nerf Herder dous damage? What would happen quake that New Madrid could pos- mon of this stage. aid from the UN. With a weaker than their land to cities such as St. Louis, Memphis, sibly deliver. According to CNN. 1. Live Fast Die Young by Circle Jerk 5. It’s the End of the Worlds as We Know it by REM severe lack of supplies, the counterparts. Instead and even Indianapolis? If predic- com, “Damage from such quakes 2. Save Your Generation by Jawbreaker 6. Semi-Charmed Kind of Life by Third Eye Blind death toll could reach a of picking up debris tions are correct, the effects of the would be significant over a multi- 3. Glycerine by Bush potential 100,000. While Barn destroyed near St. James, MO from recent tornado. Photo from land, waterspouts New Madrid earthquake have the state area…with the likelihood of this storm was not technicallyfrom KY3 weather station. suck the water into the 4. She Hates Me by Puddle of Mudd Stage Seven: Graduation Parties a tornado, it was more of a hurri- up to 350 miles per hour. A com- atmosphere sometimes taking potential to devastate the Midwest significant infrastructure disruption 5. Get Free by The Vines This is a time for families, cake, and receiving gifts. Graduates should not blare ‘party’ and threaten the lives of millions. and damage to population centers cane that produced tornadoes. For mon misconception is the Fujita marine wildlife along with it. There The New Madrid zone lies and municipalities that would have 6. Wine Stained Lips by Catch 22 music at their elders. That’s just disrespectful. Here are a few songs that family and friends Rolla, the peak for tornadoes is scale ranks the size of a twister have even been extremely rare inci- in the central Mississippi Valley and huge economic impact.” of all ages can enjoy while celebrating this momentous occasion. usually April through July forcing when actually it ranks the dam- dents called “winter waterspouts” extends from northeast Arkansas, 1. Congratulations by The Rolling Stones residents to stay on constant alert. age the tornado causes to human where a lake-effect snowstorm Cities such as Memphis Stage Three: Solitary Nostalgia through southeast Missouri, western and St. Louis could be at great risk. Seniors may find themselves remembering old friends they’ve lost touch with. Most 2. Steadfast, Loyal, and True by Elvis Presley This area of Missouri all the made structures and vegetation. reacts with a warm body of water; Tennessee, and western Kentucky to According to CNN.com, cities that 3. A Whole New World from the Aladdin Sound Track way down to Oklahoma has always A twister can be very skinny and the wind speed must be very light southern Illinois. The New Madrid have a large number of buildings girls, and even some boys, might find themselves bursting into tears at certain songs on the been known as “tornado alley,” ranked an F5 while a tornado can and there must be fog present over radio. 4. Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong zone is a 120-mile long system of predating1940 or that lack reinforce- though the city of Rolla has been be miles across and only be ranked the water. There have only been six three to five faults. 1. Come Dancing by The Kinks 5. You Should Be Dancing by The Bee Gees ment could especially be at risk. lucky to say the least. Typically, an F2, it all depends on where it of these known to date. Whatever Due to the 5.2 tremor that 2. Dare You to Move by Switchfoot 6. Joy to the World by Three Dog Night storms tend to skip over Rolla and touches down in relation to the the case may be, residents need It is highly possible for the recently shook eastern Missouri, New Madrid earthquake to impact 3. Freshmen by The Verve Pipe land in St. James. Unfortunately populace. to be aware of strong tornadic residents have been scrambling to regions far from its epicenter. Be 4. Champagne Supernova by Oasis Stage Eight: The Real Graduation Parties for some students, the Rolla tor- “We’ve been lucky out here, storms this summer especially with get earthquake coverage. However, prepared and take responsibility to 5. Say it Ain’t So by Weezer 1. Tubthumping by Chumbawamba nado siren cannot reach the out- we’ve never had a tornado near my global warming that caused such a according to kmov.com, State Farm learn about earthquake safety. 6. Party like a Rock Star by JT Experience skirts. house,” Jones said. mild winter and fluctuating spring. Insurance and American Family 2. Real World by Match Box 20 3. Homecoming by Kanye West Stage Four: Coming to Senses (Mostly) 4. Kiss Me Deadly (as covered) by Reel Big Fish After realizing that these can’t be the best days of their lives students decide to rebuild 5. 6. Float On by Modest Mouse Plastic Cup Politics by Less than Jake FAMILY FITNESS the friendships they nearly destroyed. During these last few weeks they cling to their friends, always attempting to make everlasting memories. FREE Trial Session- No Start-Up Fee 1. Everybody is Free (to Wear Sunscreen) by Baz Luhrmann Stage Nine: The Wake Up Call 2. Karma Chameleon by The Culture Club Sleeping until noon? Yeah, right. Fresh-faced grads now have to spend their sum- LONG & SHORT-TERM MEMBERSHIP 3. Good Riddance by Green Day mer preparing for college. If they have a second to think they will realize just what going 4. Say You’ll Be There by The Spice Girls to college means leaving behind: the comfort of parents, having their own room, and the $22.00 MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES: 5. Friends (Theme Song) by The Rembrandts proximity of friends. 6. With a Little Help from My Friends by The Beatles 1. Graduation Day by Head Automatica Yoga - Pilates - Boxing - Cardio Weights 2. 3. John Lennon – Instant Karma No More Looking Back by The Kinks Personal Training - Racquetball & More Stage Five: Crunch Time/ Group Nostalgia Students are spending even more time focusing on their friends. On the last day of 4. Closing Time by Semisonic 5. Crazy by Gnarls Barkley TANNING - SAUNA - MASSAGE CHAIR AVAIL. classes, groups of girls can even be found in tears in almost any hallway. One should be careful when navigating the halls because crying can be contagious. 6. All Mixed Up by 311 1. Here’s to the Night by Eve 6 605 W 8th St Rolla -------- 573-341-2237 MAY MAY 12 16 16 13 lifestyles lifestyles Pssst... A year of secrets at RHS At the beginning of the year Echo introduced a new fearture Pssst, inspired by Frank Warren's PostSecret.com. Throughout the year students have sub- mitted numerous secrets, too many to be printed monthly. Here is part of the collection we've accumulated. It's yours. Handle it with care.