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                                                                                                                                          November 18, 2005, Volume 46, Issue 3


Past, Present and Future                                                                                                 Witches, Giants,
by A.J. Albers
  The annual Father/Son Banquet
began with everyone gathering
                                         Father Osborne talked about
                                       how good the family spirit is at
                                                                                                                        and Wolves. Oh My!
once again at the Adam’s Mark          Vianney. There are so many good
                                       people at the school; faculty mem-    by Willie Butcher                      from the giant who lives in the sky   the meantime, falls in love with
Hotel. The mood was great. Ev-
                                       bers, staff, parents, and students.     The Griffin Theatre’s first show       and he is also accused of killing     the witch’s adopted daughter, Ra-
eryone was telling jokes and
                                       Plus, Father got the crowd laugh-     of the year, Into the Woods, was a     the giant. Cinderella goes to the     punzel (Kathryn Mahl). The dead
talking to all of their friends. The
                                       ing with some of his great jokes!     huge success. It is a story of com-    festival and becomes infatuated       giant’s wife (voice by Shannon
general feeling was that the ban-
                                         Longtime Vianney dad Don            bining and contrasting well-known      with the prince (Kevin McGrane),      Whitney) comes for revenge on
quet is a special event. Fathers and
                                       Eggleston has been to many of         fairytales and their characters        whose brother (Brian Neyer), in       Jack. The Narrator, Jack’s mother,
sons were enjoying their evening
together.                              these dinners. He talked about        to create mys-                                                               the baker’s wife, and Rapunzel all
  Charles Brennan, a KMOX radio        being tough and not letting things    tery, suspense                                                                          die before the giant is
personality, was the main speaker.     get to you. He told the audience      and drama. The                                                                          slain. The story ends
He talked about historic St. Louis.    how they have to work hard to get     Narrator (Dave                                                                          with the baker, his son,
                                                                             Goddard) tells                                                                          Cinderella, Little Red
                                                                             the story of                                                                            Riding Hood, and Jack
                                                                             Cinderella (Mi-                                                                         living happily ever af-
                                                                             chelle Ruf), who                                                                        ter. Talk about twisted
                                                                             wishes to go to                                                                         fairy tales. This play
                                                                             the king’s festi-                                                                       had more twists than
                                                                             val; Jack (Billy                                                                        a mountain road, but it
                                                                             Bommarito),                                                                             was a great ride. Any-
                                                                             whose mother (Emily Porter)                                                             one who saw it enjoyed
                                                                             sends him into town to sell his                                                         it.
                                                                             best friend, his cow; Little Red
                                                                             Riding Hood, who heads out to
                                                                             visit her grandmother (Shannon
                                                                             Whitney) followed by a hungry
He used the analogy of the Cardi-      what they want in life. He told a     wolf (Matt Jamieson); and last
nals building for the future with      funny story of perseverance and       but not least, a baker (Zach Ful-
their new stadium and Vianney          working hard. It involved him         lenkamp) and his wife (Joanna
building for the future with their     dressing up in a chicken costume,     Bess), whose one wish is to have
new school expansion plans. Many       being made fun of, responding         a child. Sound familiar? The real
good things happened at the older      and then being chased, while still    action begins when we learn that
stadium and school. Many more          wearing his chicken costume! Mr.      because the baker’s
good things are going to happen at     Eggleston did not let this get him    father had stolen six
the new school                                                               magic beans from
and stadium.                                                                 a witch (Heather
The new takes                                                                Fehl), the witch has
the place of                                                                 placed a curse on the
the old. Just                                                                baker so the baker’s
like son’s fill                                                              wife couldn’t have
in the shoes of                                                              children. The witch
their fathers.                                                               sends the baker on a
The sons be-                                                                 quest to find ingre-
come the new                                                                 dients for a potion
leaders. The                                                                 that will restore her
fathers are                                                                  beauty which she lost
not destroyed                                                                when the baker’s fa-
though. They                                                                 ther stole the beans.
still have their memories and          down. He went on to have a suc-       So, all the characters head “into             Vianney’s Calendar
desires to be a part of the future.    cessful career.                       the woods.” Get it? The title of the
They look forward to watching             Another longtime Vianney Fa-
                                       ther, Ken Bader was also honored
                                                                             play. With some help from a mys-
                                                                             terious man (Steve Dietrich), who
                                                                                                                               of Events
their sons grow into men.
  Mr. Brennan also mentioned           at the event. Ken and his wife Fran   is actually the baker’s father, they
the Arch. This year is the 40th an-    have put six sons through Vianney.    find the white cow, the red cape,          Nov. 22 – Thanksgiving School Liturgy Dress-Up
niversary of the St. Louis national    Their youngest son, Andy is set to    the yellow hair, and the golden           Day
monument. The Arch symbolizes          graduate with honors in May.          slipper needed to break the spell.
                                                                                                                       Nov. 23-28 – Thanksgiving Break
the Gateway to the West. Vianney          The Father/Son Banquet re-         The witch removes the spell. As
is its student’s gateway to their      minded students that their fathers    Act I ends it seems as if everyone        Dec. 8 – School Liturgy Dress-Up Day
future. Many people pass through       were once in their shoes, trying to   will now live happily ever after. In      Dec. 11 – Concert Band Christmas Concert
both and all come out changed.         find their way. The Vianney dad’s      Act II things get complicated again       Dec. 19 – C and D Period Exams
People view the world differently.     turned out great and hopefully so     when it is learned that Jack has          Dec. 20 – A and B Period Exams
People are able to see the bigger      will their sons.                      climbed up a beanstalk that grew
                                                                                                                       Dec. 21 – Christmas Break Begins
picture.                                                                     from the magic beans he stole



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      News of the Weird                                                                                                  Griffin Trivia
                                                                                                                                     Answers are at the bottom
  by Kevin Schaefer
                                                                                                                       1. Who was the last Cardinal to win the CY Young
  In September, after law enforcement officers in North Carolina spotted a reportedly stolen ambulance and
  chased it through three counties until forcing it into a ditch north of Greensboro, they found the driver                award before Chris Carpenter?
  to be Mohawk hairstyled Leon Hollimon Jr., 37, who is not a medical professional but was wearing a                   2. What state is the cartoon South Park set in?
  stethoscope and had latex gloves in his pocket. Strapped to a gurney in the back was a dead six-point deer,          3. What is the diameter of a basketball hoop?
  and according to witnesses an intravenous line was attached to it and a defibrillator had been used.                  4. What is the name of the baby with one eyebrow on
                                                                                                                           `The Simpsons`?
  Mike Koster was charged with methamphetamine and marijuana possession and a trial date was set for
  October in Berryville, Arkansas. Baker’s trial strategy was to downplay the latter charge by bringing an             5. On `Seinfeld`, what was Kramer`s first name?
  actual bomb into the courtroom as evidence, but the horrified judge cleared the building and put out a                6. What was the Skipper`s real name on `Gilligan`s
  call for the nearest bomb squad, and according to a source for the Carroll County News, the bomb was                     Island`?
  taken away and detonated.                                                                                            7. What was the name of the Pittsburgh Steelers prior
                                                                                                                           to 1940?
  A Wisconsin man shot himself in the abdomen while using a screwdriver to dislodge a round from his
  pistol. A Texas woman shot herself in the foot while trying to kill a snake on her property, and the same            8. When was the first `Star Wars` movie released to
  woman again shot her other foot the next day trying to shoot another snake. A Kentucky man shot himself                  the theaters?
  with the rifle he had set up in his home as a booby trap to protect his 115 marijuana plants.                         9. How many fingers does Mickey Mouse have on
                                                                                                                           each hand?
  Weathercaster Scott Stevens in Pocatello, Idaho, resigned to pursue his obsession of proving that the                10. What does the S stand for in Harry S Truman?
  massiveness of Hurricane Katrina must have been caused by a Russian-made electromagnetic generator
  employed by the Japanese Yakuza in retaliation for the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
  “The patterns and odd geometric shapes in the sky are unmistakable evidence that our weather has been
  stolen from us.” said Stevens.                                                                                      What’s Going Down
  A judge ruled that a former security guard who was fired for seeing ghosts cannot be denied unemploy-
  ment benefits. Wade Gallegos alerted his supervisor at Neighborhood Patrol of Urbandale that ghosts
                                                                                                                         in St. Louis
  were haunting a neighborhood he was guarding. The supervisor arrived at the scene, where Gallegos                  by Matt Wurdack
  showed him where the ghosts were still apparently standing. The supervisor claimed he saw nothing and              November 16-20 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus
  fired Gallegos five hours later.                                                                                     at the Savvis Center
                                                                                                                     November 18 – Default at the Pageant
  Jill Knispel of Englewood hid a Greenwing parrot in her bra after taking it from her employer, Baby                November 19 – Smile Empty Soul at Pop’s
  Exotic Birds of Englewood, police said. When Knispel went to trade the bird for a vintage car, she told            November 23 – Jan. 1 – Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park
  the car’s owner how she got the animal, according to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.                November 25 – The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Savvis Center
  Turns out the car’s owner was friends with the man who owns the $2,000 bird.                                       December 7 – HOHO Show 2005 featuring 311 at the Pageant
                                                                                                                     December 17 – Lithium: A Tribute to Nirvana at Pop’s
  Two moose, a cow and her calf, had become drunk over the weekend by eating fermented apples they                   December 17 – River of Toys featuring Vertical Horizon, and Col-
  found outside a home in Sibbhult, Sweden. Police managed to scare them off once, but the large mam-                lective Soul
  mals returned to get more of the tempting fruits. This time the moose were drunk and aggressive, forcing           December 21-23 – El Monstero “Wish You Were Here” A Tribute
  police to send for a hunter with a dog to make them leave.                                                         to Pink Floyd at the Pageant
  The California Highway Patrol gave Kevin Morgan, 28, of Petaluma, a $351 citation for driving in a high
  occupancy vehicle or “HOV” lane with a kickboxing dummy propped in the passenger seat. The dummy
  was wearing a Miami Dolphins windbreaker and a baseball cap, but Officer Will Thompson noticed that
  the “passenger” had no legs.

                                                                                                                      Crossword Puzzle
  Facebook: Trend or Foe?                                                                                              The Family Guy
by Kyle Amelung
     Simply stated from the website,                                           million page views in any given
                                        accounts on Facebook (either
“The Facebook is an online direc-                                              24-hour time period.”
                                        under ‘Vianney HS’ or “St. John
tory that connects people through                                                  So what are you going to do
                                        Vianney HS’).
social networks at schools,” but                                               now? Go and make a profile and
                                            The founder of Facebook.com
it’s so much more than that.                                                   check out your messages during
                                        is Mark Zuckerberg, a 21-year-old
    Basically, there is no real point                                          Encore? Do you want to ‘poke’
                                        student at Harvard. Mark says that
to ‘the book’. It’s for nothing more                                           people when you have time to
                                        it took him about ten days during
than talking to friends and maybe                                              waste before school starts? Well
                                        his sophomore year finals to build
making some new ones. Each reg-                                                you can’t. Vianney has blocked
                                        the entire site. He dropped out his
istered student has his or her own                                             Facebook.com using the school’s
                                        junior year to work on the site full
profile. From there, they can write                                             web filter. Mr. Gene Gladstone,
                                        time, and it has surely paid off.
out some interests of theirs, some                                             Vianney’s Technology Coordina-
                                        Today, Facebook has raised more
favorite books, music, and movies,                                             tor, responded to this by stating,
                                        than $13 million from investors
and a variety of other information.                                            “When examining our policies on
                                        such as PayPal founder Peter
Join groups, show off your girl-                                               non-educational related websites,
                                        Thiel. That’s quite a profit since
friend, and post your screen-name.                                             we figured we would eliminate
                                        Mark paid $85 a month to run the
A new feature introduced a few                                                 the site which would annoy Kyle
                                        site when it first came out.
weeks ago also allows members                                                  Amelung the most.”
                                            A spokesman for the website
to post pictures, finally adding the
                                        states the following statistics.
‘face’ to Facebook.
                                        “We have recently expanded to all
    Launched to the public in Feb-
                                        schools in the nation and have now
ruary 2004, TheFacebook.com                                                                                         Across
                                        more than 8.5 million unique users               10. Brown (down)
started out for college students                                                                                    1. Human hearing devices
                                        who come to the site each month...               9. Elves
only. It wasn’t until Septem-                                                                                       5. The _____ Monkey lives in Chris’ closet
                                        We come in 10th in terms of over-                6. Rupert
ber 2005 that high schools were                                                                                     7. Eldest Griffin child
                                        all traffic on the entire web. Also,              4. Olivia
included, and Vianney caught                                                                                        8. Griffin family dad
                                        around 65 percent of our users log               3. Beer
on fast. There are around 350                                                                                       10. The theatre that Lois once became a director at was named The
                                        in each day, and we get almost 200               2. Adam West
students from Vianney who have                                                           Down                       ______
                                                                                                                    11. Joe Swanson’s profession
                                                  Cosmo          5.
                                                                                         12. Spin                   12. Rotate
     Harry S Truman’s                                                                    11. Cop                    Down
                                                  Gerald         4.
 10. Nothing: The `S` in                                                                 10. Brine (across)         2. Mayor of Quahog (2 words)
 9. 4
                                                  18             3.                      8. Peter                   3. Common drink at The Drunken Clam
                                                  Colorado       2.                      7. Meg                     4. Stewie’s ex-stage partner
 8. 1977
                                               1. Bob Gibson                             5. Evil                    6. Stewie’s teddy bear
 7. Pirates                                                                              1. Ears                    9. Santa’s helpers
                                                  Trivia Answers:
 6. Jonas Grumby                                                                         Across                     10. Cleveland’s last name
Entertainment                                                                                                                                                                  Page 6
           Rise of the Warriors                                                                                  “Derailed” A Movie
By Mark Simpson
  Although this game is based on
                                         game with a bunch of boy scouts                                       That Survives the Crash
                                         running around fighting for justice      By Joe Groeller                          bargained for in return.
a movie, the Dynasty Warriors,                                                                                                                                     The Frenchman uses this situation
                                         this is not the game for you. Each        It’s that time of year again, the        However, before they can actu-
that is over a quarter of a century                                                                                                                                to blackmail both of them in an
                                         of the characters in this game is a     time between the big summer              ally commit an act of adultery, a
old, little about it is outdated. This                                                                                                                             attempt to make money off their
                                         street thug with at least one moral     blockbusters and the feel good           deceiving Frenchman (Vincent
game digs into the old-school                                                                                                                                      situation. In an effort to beat the
                                         dilemma of their own.                   holiday hits. The time when              Cassell) breaks into their low-
world of New York City gangs in                                                                                                                                    Frenchman at his own game, Char-
                                           There are many different weap-        studios put out movies they really
the 1970’s. Grasping the reality                                                                                                                                   lie acquires the help of his friend,
                                         ons that are available as you get       don’t think will put up big box
of gang wars, this game is a great                                                                                                                                 Wilson (Robert ‘The RZA’ Diggs),
                                         further in the game. The weapons        office numbers. The time of the
idea for any out there                                                                                                                                             an ex-con who works in the mail-
                                                        vary from simple         year when your choices usually
who love “beat-em-up”                                                                                                                                              room. Things take a turn for the
                                                        bricks and boards        consist of an unnecessary sequel,
games with lots and lots                                                                                                                                           worse when Wilson is killed and
                                                        to shivs and bottles,    a predictable horror flick, a magic
of combat. The film that                                                                                                                                            Charlie is the main suspect. Now
                                                        but this game con-       board game, or a rapper turned
this game is based on                                                                                                                                              Charlie must figure out someway
                                                        tains no guns. This      want-to-be actor. However, if
spent little time educating                                                                                                                                        to prove his innocence while try-
                                                        is old school gang       your in the mood for an on the
the viewer on background                                                                                                                                           ing to fend off a blackmailer at the
                                                        fighting at its best,     edge of your seat thriller, with un-
information and things                                                                                                                                             same time. All of which leads to a
                                                        so, there are no         predictable plot twists and a good
of that sort, but the game                                                                                                                                         surprise ending.
                                                        firearms. Fighting       storyline, then “Derailed” is right
covers all of that. The                                                                                                                                              Clive Owen does a sensational
                                                        scenes can get quite     up your alley.
opening sequence is the                                                                                                                                            job and makes you wonder why
                                                        hectic and very fast       The story takes place in Chicago
same as the film but after                                                                                                                                          he wasn’t the actor chosen to fill
                                                        in this game with        and centers around an ad execu-
that it goes back in time                                                                                                                                          the shoes of James Bond. Both
                                                        many fighters on the      tive named Charlie Schine (Clive
to when the gang, the Warriors, is                                                                                                                                 Jennifer Aniston and Vincent Cas-
                                         screen at the same time. Although       Owen). Life is tough for Charlie.
still trying to build its “rep” on the                                                                                                                             sell turn in dazzling performances
                                         you only have a few attacks to          His marriage isn’t what it used to
streets of New York. Throughout                                                                                                                                    as well. Furthermore, The RZA
                                         choose from and no guns you have        be and his daughter has type-one
the 20-plus missions available, the                                                                                                                                proves that some rappers can actu-
                                         to know how to fight or else you         diabetes. So when he meets an
gamer will be able to play as many                                                                                                                                 ally act. I give this movie three and
                                         will end up surrounded and most         attractive married woman by the          rent hotel room where he robs
different characters. The player                                                                                                                                   a half out of four stars.
                                         likely getting jumped. Although,        name of Lucinda Harris (Jennifer         and assaults them. Fearful their
will also be able to find out how                                                                                                                                     Rating: R (for strong disturb-
                                         there is a lot of possibility for       Aniston), he seizes the opportunity      families may find out about their
the gang began and also how all                                                                                                                                    ing violence, language and some
                                         mayhem and destruction in this          to escape from his normal every-         affair, Charlie and Lucinda are
of the rivalries started especially                                                                                                                                sexuality)
                                         game without even knowing it.           day lifestyle, but gets more then he     unable to go to the cops for help.
the biggest rivalry with the De-                                                                                                                                     Running time: 1:50
                                         However, you can purposefully
stroyers. If you are looking for a
                                         create mayhem also.
                                                                                                          Film Isn’t Worth 50 Cents
                        “Moosylvania”                                            By Chris Frazier                         was just 12 and how he decided           70% real life and 30% Hollywood.
          By Dan Leaver                  different options to choose from to      After two multi-platinum albums,        to head down a path full of gun          The plot is all too familiar with
          The website Moosylva-          further investigate the site.           numerous VMA awards and being            fights, crime, and drugs. Also it         most gangster-type movies and it
nia.com has many different ways              It starts off with an airplane      distinguished as one of the most                                                  is also very predictable. Get Rich
to look at the aspects of their          icon to select from then takes you      popular rappers ever, 50 Cent is                                                  or Die Tryin’ does have some good
product in a very interactive way.       through a flight plan (product line)     taking on a new role as an actor.                                                 parts in it, yet as it is supposed to
It is a business that advertises and     to give you a little bit of informa-    Curtis “50 Cent’’ Jackson has a                                                   portray the life of a hip-hop artist,
designs for many popular drink           tion. It then moves to the movie for    new movie called Get Rich or Die                                                  it has very little music in it. Most
brands. The designer, my cousin,         the flight, which shows they go all      Tryin’, titled after his first album.                                              of 50’s songs tell a story or have
Matt Dale, has made a very inter-        over the earth with their business      Jim Sheridan, the director of the                                                 meaning to them, however this
esting and unique way of keeping         and product line. Furthermore, it       movie, tries to wrap up 50’s trou-                                                film does not. Overall, the movie
the viewer into the product. With        has an icon of departures. It shows     bled life in a little over two hours.                                             has received poor reviews. Curtis
the website done in flash, there          a map of countries not close to the     The movie is an autobiography of                                                  ‘’50 Cent’’ Jackson also released
are many various parts created for       United States such as Greenland,        50’s life, and it tells his story from                                            and album along with this film and
the images in the website. Some          plus, many others. Next, it had         the streets of New York to his star-                                              it has gotten great reviews with hits
examples are the stewardess giv-         an icon full of reading material.       studded career as a hip-hop artist.                                               such as “Window Shopper” and
ing a walk through, and being able       This is the one that you can turn       This movie has some pretty big                                                    “Hustlers Ambition.” If you are
to turn the screen like a page in a      the pages with the mouse. Then          names such as 50 Cent, Terrance                                                   a big fan of 50 Cent and gangster
book with the mouse. The envi-           it has an icon to select the contact    Howard, and Joy Bryant, but that                                                  movies you may want to check this
ronment is being a passenger that        information. It brings up their busi-   doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good.                                               flick out. This film gets a four out
just climbed aboard the Moosyl-          ness card with the president Norty      50 brings little to the table when it                                             of ten. 50 Cent’s acting career has
vania plane. When the website is         Colten, his phone number and            comes to acting and this movie is        is not surprising that this movie        just started, maybe he will get bet-
pulled up you are in an airplane         e-mail address. Lastly, there was       full of bad clothes, bad hair and        focuses once again on how 50 got         ter, but for now he should probably
as a passenger. The stewardess           a no smoking sign to close down         cheesy quotes. The movie outlines        shot nine times and nearly died. 50      just stick to music.
comes out and greets you. At the         the website. Everything within the      how 50’s mother died when he             Cent himself says that the movie is
top of the screen you have many          website is very interactive.
                                                                                  Get LOST With the Season’s Plotlines
           The Day After
by Jake Laffler
                                                                                 by Matt Jamieson
                                         rhythm. His explosive, rapid firing          Last year who among us could         is featured in flashbacks as we          questions which is not a good
    After his 2004 album, Kami-          rhymes make him a huge threat           say that Lost would become the           learn more about who they were,          thing. For example, now we learn
kaze, made its way to the U.S.           to other artists in the rap and hip     hit it has become? I, for one, was       before they boarded the doomed           about a “hatch” on the island and
Billboard 200 album chart, Twista        hop world and also make him an          one of those who thought that Lost       flight. The first season focused on        something called the “Dharma Ini-
(Carl Terrell Mitchell) is back at       extremely successful rapper. His        would be canceled within weeks of        the survivors from the front half        tiative” and it’s just going in every
it again. Growing up in Chicago,         songs are a mix between rap, R&B        its debut on ABC. Little did I know      of the plane, but now we learn that      direction. However, the most re-
where he began rapping, Twista           and rock/pop which represents his       that I was wrong, and I became ad-       the tail section of the plane has also   cently aired episode “Abandoned”
was listed in the Guinness Book          “Chi-Town” background. This             dicted, via DVD, to the show. It’s                                                                         is pure Lost
of World Records as the world’s          CD features other artists such as       phenomenal: this show has taken                                                                            at its best.
“fastest rapper.” He teamed up           Jamie Foxx, Johnny P, Juvenile,         the most unknown actors (except                                                                            I can’t say
with “Do or Die” when he signed          Lil’ Kim, Mariah Carey, Pharrell,       Dominic Monaghan of Lord of                                                                                much about
with the Atlantic Records label and      Pitbull, Snoop Dogg, Speeknot           the Rings fame) and turned them                                                                            it because
released his two albums, Adrena-         Mobstaz, Syleena Johnson, Trey          into celebrities, plus the show has                                                                        it’s so
line Rush and Mobstability. He           Songz, and Sleepy Eyed Jones. It        kept a consistent base of fans ev-                                                                         shocking ,
later formed his own label, Legit        also has several hit songs such as      ery Wednesday night, even with a                                                                           but “Aban-
Ballin’, which has brought him to        “Holding Down the Game,” “Girl          move from the nine o’clock time                                                                            doned” is
where he is today. On October 4,         Tonite,” and “Hit the Floor.” This      slot to that of the eight o’clock                                                                          probably
2005, Twista released his new-           CD is labeled Parental Advisory         time slot this season. For those                                                                           the best I’ve
est and hottest album                                    and costs $18.99;       who don’t watch, here’s a quick,         had its share of survivors.                                       seen of the
yet, The Day After.                                      so if you want a        background. Oceanic Flight 815             Now, Lost is always good to            entire series. With the next episode
Like his past albums,                                    great CD, The Day       has crashed on a deserted island,        watch, however in the words of           telling the survival story of the tail
his fast-paced beats                                     After is worth ev-      and the survivors must fend for          Doc Simpson, “It’s got too many          end. I hope Lost gets back to its ori-
and lyrics in The Day                                    ery penny. You can      themselves, against the elements,        twists and is become very soap           gins as a survival show everyone
After are filled with                                    find out more about      animals, and the mysterious “Oth-        operatic,” and it’s true. While the      can relate to.
an incredible combi-                                     Twista and his mu-      ers” (savage people on the island).      plotlines of the first season were        RATING: Lost (As a Series):
nation of unbeliev-                                      sic at www.twista.      While we watch their struggle on         very straightforward, this season        *****
able lyrics and strong                                   com.                    the island, one character usually        leaves you dangling with many            Lost (Season 2 plotlines) ***
Reviews                                                                                                                                                                    Page 7
    A New Battle Begins                                                                                                             Time Well Spent
by Mike Vonder Haar                                                                                                     by Tim Shaw
  If you’re a fan of the epic Star     crush the Rebellion. The gamer         ing on Darth Vader’s elite 501st          After you’ve listened to Brad Pais-   not only the acoustic guitar, but by
War’s movies, then your call has       also may go solo or command the        Legion of Storm troopers. Every           ley’s fourth solo album Time Well     playing the electric guitar as well.
been answered with the release         strength of an army at your back.      action the gamer takes impacts            Wasted, you won’t feel that way       What he decided to do was play
of Star Wars: Battlefront II. The       Star Wars: Battlefront II not only    the battlefront and the fate of the       at all. This album has twenty one     one thing on one guitar and has
first version of the game was          accompanies the same features          galaxy is in your hands.                  tracks,                                                          it come
very popular through-                        as the first edition but, it      This new game is a combination           some of                                                          out the
out the gaming world,                        embodies its own form of         of strategy and pure excitement           which                                                            left side
establishing itself as a                     entertainment now. In the        revolving around the Star Wars            aren’t                                                           speakers,
platinum hit in the X-                       newest version, the game         saga. Fans of the movie will have         really                                                           another
box society.                                 adds all-new space combat,       the movie in game form as it is           songs,                                                           thing on
  In the first edition of                     playable Jedi characters, and    performed quite well throughout           and are                                                          another
the game, the game                           never-before-seen environ-       the game. This game is available          actually                                                         guitar
was able to join one of                      ments straight out of Star       solely for the X-box console for          kind of                                                          come out
the greatest battles in                      Wars: Episode III Revenge        a price of $49.99. It is available        annoy-                                                           the right,
the galaxy. The player                       of the Sith. Players may         at almost any Best Buy or game            ing, but                                                         and then
is able to use any ve-                 also enjoy a new single player         store at that price and it is certainly   for the                                                          some-
hicle or weapon to take the Empire     experience that takes you through      worth it if you happen to be a Star       most part                                                        thing else
head-on or join the Dark Side and      an epic, story-based saga center-      Wars fanatic.                             it’s one                                                         come out
                                                                                                                        hit after                                                        both; to
  Tony Hawk: American Waste Of Time                                                                                     another.
                                                                                                                        Paisley
                                                                                                                                                                                         create a
                                                                                                                                                                                         new type
                                                                                                                        started it                                                       of sound
by Brett Smith
                                                                                                                        all off with his hit single “Alco-    for country music. What makes
  Tony Hawk: American Wasteland        top skaters and introduces him to      from foot, such as wall runs and
                                                                                                                        hol,” which was released over the     this album amazing is the way
is a great game; if this would be      all the big city’s shops and styles.   flips, and online gaming for the
                                                                                                                        summer, to catch peoples attention    it goes from more upbeat, funny
the player’s first visit to the Tony    Most importantly, she shows him        XBOX and PS2. Throughout the
                                                                                                                        before the release of the album in    songs to more mellow “touching”
Hawk line up. The game has been        how to pick up new moves and           game, the skater will encounter
                                                                                                                        late August. The song broke the       songs throughout the whole CD,
updated with new features, includ-     better stats through daily skate       the homeless, who are, ironically,
                                                                                                                        top fifty in five categories of the     or just a song. In some songs the
ing no load screens, no levels to      shops challenges.                      willing to shell out cash to see
                                                                                                                        Billboard including: Hot Country      tempo will go from fast and upbeat
go through, and other additions,          Coming from the previous ver-       specific moves performed. Along
                                                                                                                        Singles and Tracks (4), Hot Digital   to slow and mellow and then back
but can closely be compared to the     sions, players build up from hav-      with the poor, graffiti artists are
                                                                                                                        Songs (23), Hot Ringtones (39),       again. For only $13.99 this is a
previous Tony Hawk                                                                            spotted around the
                                                                                                                        Pop 100(42), and The Billboard        steal of a deal if I’ve ever seen one,
games.                                                                                        environment, let-
                                                                                                                        Hot 100(28). The album itself         and I have seen some deals in my
   In the beginning, the                                                                      ting players either
                                                                                                                        reached its peak at number two        time. Even if country isn’t your fa-
skater decides to leave                                                                       design their own
                                                                                                                        on the Billboard Top100 on Sep-       vorite type of music or you just flat
his boring country life                                                                       work, or help fin-
                                                                                                                        tember 2.                             out hate it, I think you’ll be able to
in Kentucky and head                                                                          ish theirs, earning
                                                                                                                         The success of the album is prob-    find something on it you like. Let’s
for booming L.A. after                                                                        them money and
                                                                                                                        ably due to the new sound Paisley     just say that if you buy this CD it
an argument with his                                                                          new designs.
                                                                                                                        worked for on this album. Paisley     will be time well spent.
parents and teacher.                                                                            Overall, this game
Before leaving, gam-                                                                                                    tried something new by playing
                                                                                              is a slight letdown.
ers get to choose one                                                                         There isn’t much ,
of five character bases. When
he reaches L.A., he finds a harsh
                                       ing nothing to becoming the most
                                       known skater in L.A. Gamers must
                                                                              new to the play, except a few
                                                                              spots that have been touched up.           A Night on the Town
city where two skaters greet him       learn, once again, all the moves,      If players have previously tried
by beating him up and taking his
bag. From there, player’s redneck
                                       including the standard flips, kicks,    out any of the Tony Hawk series,
                                                                              you won’t be missing out on much.
                                                                                                                           at Citizen Kanes
                                       grabs, manuals, and grinds. New
skater meets Mindy, who just so        to the game is the ability to get      I’d suggest skipping this game and by Greg DePew
happens to be “in” with all the        off your board and perform tricks      saving the money.                       Citizen Kane’s restaurant, lo-          I also had the garlic mashed pota-
                                                                                                                   cated in downtown Kirkwood, is             toes as a side.
                                                                                                                   an incredible place to enjoy a great         The restaurant is also known for
                      THE Mars Volta:                                                                              steak. The restaurant was named            their incredible sauces. I asked
                                                                                                                   after the famous 1941 movie by             to have a taste of all three. I
                    Music Without Limits                                                                           Orson Wells and just happens to            also ordered the house salad that
by Colin Burke                         Mars Volta continued to tour and       The Mars Volta in 2001 in order to be the owners name as well. The              came with a Mayfair dressing.
  In 1996, Julio Vanegas, a strug-     prepared for their next release        dispose of labels and limitations. restaurant is in a beautiful historic        We ordered several appetizers
gling artist and friend of musicians   “De-Loused In The Comatorium.”         They made a point to move beyond home that fits                                                    which included
Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar          This album would become a trib-        genres that are strip-minded. The in perfectly                                                    toasted ravioli,
Rodriguez-Lopez, walked onto           ute to the life, death, rebirth, and   current members of The Mars w i t h t h e                                                         mushrooms in a
an overhang traffic bridge during       eventual suicide of Vanegas. The       Volta are Omar Rodriguez-Lopez n e i g h b o r -                                                  garlic sauce, and
a busy afternoon and committed         ten track full release would earn      (guitar), Cedric Bixler-Zavala hood. Even                                                         chilled shrimp.
an act of suicide by jumping into      the band critical praise for their     (vocals), Jon Theodore (drums, though the                                                         We had a yogurt
the 5 o’clock traffic below. At the     musical and lyrical creativity of      percussion), Ikey Owens (key- restaurant is                                                       dessert topped
time, no one could have predicted      the album. However, on May 25,         boards), and Juan Alderete (bass). very nice it                                                   with strawber-
the full impact and consequences it    2003, The Mars Volta’s sound ma-       Earlier in 2005 they released
                                                                                                                   is not at all                                                ries and cream on
would have on the two friends and      nipulator and contributing lyricist    “Francis The Mute” in which
band mates who were                                                            Bixler-Zavala alternates between stuffy.                                                         top. I also tasted
left behind. Several                                                           Spanish and English lyrics. From C i t i z e n                                                   the cheesecake
years later in October                                                         this album came the single “The Kane’s has                                                       that was creamy
2001, the complete                                                             Widow” which hit the top 20 on received sev-                                                     and delicious.
break-up of the Texas                                                          the Modern Rock chart.              eral awards                                                  They are also
band At The Drive-In                                                              Their latest album “Scabdates” i n c l u d i n g                                              known for their
was confirmed and                                                              (released on November 9) was b e s t s t e a k                                                   homemade car-
the members went                                                               recorded over their 2004-2005 house in St.                                                       rot cake. Most of
their separate ways.                                                           tour. However, it is less of a live Louis. Once                                                  us had the steaks,
Paul Hinojos, Jim                                                              album and more of an experience. you have eat-                                                   but one in the
Wa r d , a n d To n y                                                          “Scabdates” may have first been
                                                                                                                   en there I am                                                group ordered
Hajjar joined bass-                                                            recorded on a mobile studio, but
ist Erick Sanger to                                                            that doesn’t change the fact that sure you will                                                  the pork chop.
form Sparta, while                                                             the listener feels like they are return.                                                         It was huge and
Bixler-Zavala and                                                              seeing one great Mars Volta jam                                                almost as good as the steak.
Rodriguez-Lopez re-                                                            session. The album totals about I have eaten at this wonderful
cruited Ikey Owens                     Jeremy Ward died of an apparent         73 minutes and tests the patience restaurant many times. One of                Since this restaurant has become
and audio technician Jeremy Ward       drug overdose. The remaining half      of its listeners. The Mars Volta these times a group of friends and             well known, I would suggest you
to form The Mars Volta.                of the tour was cancelled and the      recently cancelled the remainder I ate there on a Thursday night. As            make reservations as it gets very
     Their first album, “Tremulant      first track from De-Loused would        of their European tour in late sum- steak is one of my favorite foods,          crowded on weekends. The service
EP” was a collection of three          later be dedicated to Ward.            mer due to health problems with I ordered the strip. It was cooked              was excellent and the staff was
singles, the most haunting being          The Mars Volta is neither a con-    Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. They medium rare and was one of the                       very friendly. I would recommend
“Concertina” which places the          cept band nor a progressive rock       have since announced that they
                                                                                                                   juiciest steaks I have ever eaten.         this restaurant to anyone old or
blame for Julio Vanegas’ death         band. Though they are successful       will continue touring this fall as
on a former member of At The                                                  special guests on System Of A                                                   young.
                                       at both, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and
Drive-In. Following the EP, The        Omar Rodriguez-Lopez formed            Down’s U.S. tour.
Sports                                                                                                                                                                  Page 4
 As I See It                                        by Ben Picardi
                                                                                           Upcoming Athletic Events
        Vitt Still Gets My Vote                                                                                 Nov. 29-Dec.3            December10               December 14
  After a somewhat embarrassing         Titans Head Coach Jeff Fischer                                       Vianney Invitational       vs. Chaminade              @ SLUH
loss to Seattle on Sunday, a lot of     who is on the hot seat due to                                               TBA                     7 p.m.                   6 p.m.
people are already going to ques-       the team’s lack of success. That
tion Joe                                               could quite possibly                                        January14              January 19              January 22
Vi t t a s                                             be the lamest thing                                    vs. SLUH @Forest            @ Summit               @ Chaminade
the Rams                                               I’ve ever heard. Se-                                           Park                  4 p.m.                  12 p.m.
coach. I                                               attle is just better                                          4 p.m.
don’t blame                                            than the Rams. In
them, the                                              fact, I wouldn’t be                                    December 2 & 3              December 6              December 13
botched                                                surprised to see the                                   @ Parkway South         vs. McCluer North            @ SLUH
fake field                                             Seahawks represent                                       Tournament                   6pm                     6pm
goal at-                                               the NFC in the Super
tempt was                                              Bowl.                                                    November 17              November 21                December 1
a question-                                              I hope team man-                                         vs. CBC                 vs. DeSmet            vs. Parkway South
able call                                              agement isn’t dumb                                          7 p.m.                    7 p.m.                   7 p.m.
on his part.                                           enough to get rid of
Let’s not                                              Vitt. He’s trying to
forget who                                             install a new “smash
got the
Rams out
                                                       mouth” style of foot-
                                                       ball to a “finess”
                                                                                               NFL Top Matchups
of a 2-4                                               team. Give him a         by Greg Hendrian                       a big game from both Eli Man-       liams has the same game he had
whole and                                              draft and a train-       Arizona at St. Louis: If Kurt War-     ning and Tiki Barber. Giants win    last week Detroit will make a game
got them                                               ing camp to bring in     ner starts in Arizona he will not      42 to 28.                           of this and it will be a close one.
back into                                              his own players, not     win. So pick the Rams in a beating     Pittsburgh at Baltimore: This       With Dallas’ defense and Roy Wil-
contention                                             Mike Martz’s, who        35 to12. Because of the new-found      game will be all defense and        liams SS of Dallas hitting the young
to make the                                            aren’t afraid to level   Rams rushing attack.                   Baltimore will come out ahead       Detroit wideouts Dallas will win
Seattle game as pivotal as it was.      somebody out on the field. Let Vitt      Tampa Bay at Atlanta: Even with        because Pittsburgh will have to     13 to 10.
Even though the NFC West race           escape from the constant shadow         Atlanta at home Chris Simms has        start Tommy Maddox. He had a        Seattle at San Francisco: Seattle
may be all but over, The Rams           of Martz. Let him come into his         learned to managed the game and        terrible game against Cleveland.    walks away with this one. Shaun
playoff hopes are still alive, and      own as a master motivator, not an       Tampa knows how to stop Mike           Baltimore wins 17 to 14.            Alexander will have a career game
Joe is still doing a great job moti-    offensive mastermind. The Rams          Vick so Tampa wins in                                                      rushing for over 200 yards and three
vating this team.                       still have very winnable games          a defensive struggle 17                                                    touchdowns. 54 to 10.
  It took all of about 2 seconds for    left on the schedule and with some      to 10.                                                                     Indianapolis at Cincinnati: This
someone to call the Rams post           luck, I wouldn’t be shocked if the      Oakland at Washington                                                      will be the game to watch with
game show to complain about             rams ended up at 10-6 or 9-7. Vitt      With a (4-0) record at                                                     Indy coming out the winner, but
how poor of a job Vitt does with        has earned his stripes so far, look     home the Redskins will                                                     only because of Peyton Manning
the team. Some callers even ques-       for that trend to continue.             win again because of the                                                   and Marvin Harrison beat the Cincy
tioned whether or not to bring in                                               moderate Oakland second-                                                   defense for two touchdowns. Win-
                                                                                ary. Washington 36 to 21.                                                  ning 21 to 17.
                                                                                Miami at Cleveland This                                                    Buffalo at San Diego: San Diego
    Swim Team                                                                   game will be Miami’s
                                                                                because of their defense
                                                                                and the double duo of
                                                                                                                                                           comes off a bye and will be rested
                                                                                                                                                           and show Buffalo that JP Losman
                                                                                                                                                           should not be the starter. It won’t
   Makes a Splash                                                               Ricky Williams and Ron-
                                                                                nie Brown. Cleveland won’t come
                                                                                close in this game     24 to 0.
                                                                                                                       New Orleans at New England
                                                                                                                       New Orleans is just to bad and
                                                                                                                                                           enen be a contest for San Diego.
                                                                                                                                                           San Diego wins 24 to 12.
by Mike Connors                                                                                                        won’t play very well against the    NY Jets at Denver: Jets have no
                                                                                Carolina at Chicago: Even              hurt New England defense. With      players on the team and Denver
  Winter sports are back in action      from this year’s relay team. Of         though Chicago is on a run it          the New England offense starting    may put the backups in after the
and that can only mean one thing,       the 24 swimmers taking part in the      stops this week when Carolina          to roll they win 20 to 3.           first half. Winning 63 to 3.
the powerhouse that is Vianney          relays, 15 of them are returning        comes to town and shows Chicago        Jacksonville at Tennessee:          Kansas City at Houston: Chiefs
Swimming and Diving is back in          from last year’s team, which once       what a real NFL team is. Carolina’s    Jacksonville wins in a blowout.     win after their loss last week and
full swing. This year there are great   again brings great experience to        defense will take control and they     Their defense and offense have      will come out with the victory in a
expectations for a solid group of       the team which is a key element.        will win 7 to 3.                       been on fire as of late and Ten-     no contest game. 34 to 21.
guys that consists of 13 seniors,       The returning sophomores are Tom        Philadelphia at NY Giants: After       nessee right now might not even     Minnesota at Green Bay: Minne-
five juniors, seven sophomores,          Adams, Mike Keller, Jay Kohl,           such a horrible game the Giants        be able to beat San Francisco.      sota brings their offense this game
and of course the three-headed          Zach Minor, and Scott Stieven.          will come out guns-a-blazing and       42 to 0.                            and will end Green Bay’s one game
monster of the freshman class,          These sophomores and of course          Philly won’t stand a chance with       Detroit at Dallas: If Roy Wil-      winning streak. 21 to 6.
Angelo Bongiorno, Zac Brengard,         the three freshman previously
and Andy Peters. The team returns
four senior captains, Dave God-
dard, Alex Messina, Ian Miller,
and returning state qualifier, Mike
                                        mentioned can only mean a bright
                                        future for Vianney Swimming
                                        and Diving, yet another thing to
                                                                                    Fall Sports Wrap Up
                                                                                by Michael Flatley
                                        be excited about. This year is no
Hill. All of the preceding captains     doubt going to be exciting for Doc        This year the Vianney Griffins        feated them 5-4 in penalty kicks    state placers. Chris Schrader and
are four year members of the                                                    had one of the most successful fall    after four periods of extra time.   Andy Riegerix. They qualified for
                                                                                sports campaigns in the schools        The following Saturday night        state on a Saturday morning at Jef-
                                                                                recent history. The varsity football   they took                                               ferson Barracks
                                                                                squad went 9-1 and finished the         on the                                                  park by finish-
                                                                                year as 2005 MCC Champions             Cape Cen-                                               ing 25th and 23rd.
                                                                                when they beat SLUH on Novem-          tral Tigers                                             They both ran
                                                                                ber 4, at Don Heeb Field 28 – 21       and walked                                              for career high
                                                                                with over 4,500 witnesses at the       away with                                               times. The State
                                                                                game. At the end of the season,        a goal from                                             final was held at
                                                                                six Griffins were named All-MCC.        Mike Rior-                                              the Oak Hill Golf
                                                                                They were as follows, Quarterback      dan and                                                 Course in Jeffer-
                                                                                Steve Callanan, Defensive Back         Sean Lew-                                               son City. Chris
                                                                                Chris Desamero, Linebacker Greg        is for a 2-0                                            Schrader finished
                                                                                Hendrian, Guard and Defensive          win. Mark                                               96 th out of 150
team, which gives the squad great       Simpson and the Swim and Dive           End Ryan Ploesser, Center Tony         Magee re-                                               runners with a
experience as well as leadership.       team. With 18 returning from last       Scotino and Wide Receiver Tim          corded the                                              time 17:55 on an
The junior class boasts state div-      year’s team, these boys know what       Windhorst.                             shut out.                                               extremely chal-
ing qualifier Nick Czapinski and         it takes to get to state and know        The soccer program has been so        They will                                               lenging course.
relay phenom Joe Suardi, both of        what it means to work hard. One         successful that they still have not    play Rock-                                              Andy Riegerix
whom are entering their third year      thing is for sure this year; you        wrapped up their season. They          hurst this                                              was supposed to
on the team. One thing everyone         can expect to see big things from       are currently 22-6-2. The boys         Friday night at Anheuser Busch      run but suffered a season ending in-
is excited about this year is the       the swim team as they begin their       had a game last Saturday night at      park at 7:00pm in the semi-finals    jury at the sectional state qualifying
relay team. Every coach and team        quest for state this winter. These      Anheuser Busch soccer park. They       of the state tournament.            run, but that did not stop him from
member is expecting big things          are truly exciting times.               battled the Hazelwood Central            This year, the Cross Country      going to down to Jeff City to help
                                                                                Hawks last Tuesday night and de-       Harriers finished well with two      cheer on Chris.
Sports                                                                                                                                                                    Page 5
                        Defending the Title                                                                                Return of the Old,
by Mike Richter
   With winter sports starting up,      looks to step it up. “We have a lot     ment championships, and place
                                                                                                                           Coming of the New
Maryhurst is being used for more        of depth and experience on the          better in every tournament from         by Chris Kegel
than classes; it is home to the         varsity level, I believe our program    last year. This will be a tough task      Coming off a strong 18-11 sea-       freshman, Jason Smith averaged
Vianney wrestling team. After a         will do great things,” said Clayton     because the team has added three        son the Vianney Griffins varsity        four points per game and snagged
strong season last year, including
                                                                                new tournaments to the sched-           basketball team hopes to have an       three rebounds per game. After
a MCC championship and three
                                                                                ule; Francis Howell Central, St.        amazing season. After the first        having limited playing time last
state qualifiers, the Grapplers
                                                                                Charles West, and Chaminade.            few weeks of practice Coach            year, Tommy Cochran looks to set
look to improve.
                                                                                These are all realistic goals with      Walsh feels confident in his team.      the tempo for the offense.
  This year’s varsity squad is led
                                                                                two-time State Champion Mark            “We’re excited about this group,”           Although the season looks
by Danny Zonca 112lbs, Ryan
                                                                                Bader coaching the squad.               said Coach                                          bright, there are still
Shoemaker 119lbs, Joe Ojile
                                                                                  As the season begins look for         Walsh. “We                                          some things the team
125lbs, Joey Muenster 130lbs,
                                                                                Andy Bader, Joe Ojile, and Joey         have a good                                         needs to work on.
Brett Krassinger 135lbs, Pat
                                                                                Muenster to lead the way for the        mix of ex-                                          “We have to learn
Hooper 140lbs, Andy Bader
                                                                                Griffins wrestling team. After a         perienced                                           how to defend, and
152lbs, Clayton Suter 171lbs,
                                                                                41-5 record last year Andy looks        players and                                         we need some guys
Ryan Rogers 215lbs, and Nick
                                                                                to make a run through the state         newcomers;                                          to step up and provide
Nekic heavyweight. The 145
                                                                                tournament, along with returning        it gives us                                         depth,” said Coach
and 160 and 189 pound weight
                                                                                qualifiers senior Joey Muenster          good bal-                                           Walsh. Coach also
classes are open for competition
                                                                                and junior Joe Ojile. “I want to be     ance,”                                              added that fans will
from a number of sophomores
                                                                                a State Champ!” said Andy Bader.          This year’s                                       be pleasantly sur-
and juniors. The squads first
                                                                                Andy has been working hard in the       team is made                                        prised by the new
tournament is December 2 and 3          Suter. As one of the coaches Mr.        offseason by attending open mats        up of four se-                                      style of play that the
at Parkway South.                       Burke expects a lot from his guys.      twice a week and lifting the other      niors, eight                                        team has.
 After losing three seniors, includ-    Those expectations are to win the       three days. The wrestling team          juniors, and                                          The first action the
ing state qualifier Tony Spencer,        MCC again, capture two tourna-          looks ready for the 2005-2006           two sopho-                                          team will see is at the
from last year’s squad the team
                                                                                season.                                 mores. Some                                         Vianney Invitational
                                                                                                                        of this year’s                                      Tournament, which
                               Hockey’s Back                                                                            key players
                                                                                                                        are Dave
                                                                                                                                                                            will start Novem-
                                                                                                                                                                            ber 28, and will go
                                                                                                                        Stewart,                                            through December 1.
by Chris Butler                         starts with the senior line of Justin   Ben Polson, and Colin McGlynn.          Bruce Beal, Jason Smith, and           The home games against the MCC
  November marks the beginning          Petruska, Chris Butler, and Jimmy          The defense is looking strong        Tommy Cochran. As a sophomore          this year are SLUH on December
of the hockey season, and this                                                  with returning seniors Brian Mc-        Stewart led the team in points,        13, DeSmet on January 5, CBC
year the hockey team is looking                                                 Glynn, Luke Scherer, Nick Duen-         averaging 14.5 points per game         on January 27, and Chaminade on
stronger than ever. Having only                                                 wald, and Denny Jenkerson. Joe          and also averaged six rebounds         January 31.
lost one senior from last year, the                                             Marciano has moved up to the            per game. Dave was named first            Because their balance and ex-
core of the team is still intact. “We                                           number one goaltender slot, and         team All-MCC. Last year, Bruce         perience this team has a very
have 11 returning seniors and sev-                                              has done quite a good job so far.       Beal averaged five points per          good chance to win the MCC and
eral juniors who have experience                                                  The Griffins have big hopes for        game and was a beast down low.         Districts.
at the varsity level,” said Coach                                               this season. The team is comprised      Playing at the varsity level as a
Lindsay Middlebrook. Vianney                                                    of mostly seniors who are hoping
got off to a slow start during the                                              for a good playoff showing in their
Webster Top Hat Tournament
during the pre-season, losing big
to CBC and dropping a game to
SLUH in the last 10 seconds.
                                                                                last year. As always, the competi-
                                                                                tion is going to be stiff, as Vianney
                                                                                plays in the MCC, the toughest
                                                                                conference in St. Louis. The Grif-
                                                                                                                                    Sports
However, the first two games of                                                  fins will be going up against the
the season have been promising.
They tied Marquette, a top 10
team, 3-3 for the first game of the
season and won 3-2 against the
                                                                                likes of CBC, DeSmet, SLUH, and
                                                                                Chaminade, but they’re not fazed.
                                                                                “This year is going to be huge for
                                                                                us,” says senior Justin Petruska,
                                                                                                                                    Shorts
Lafayette Lancers for their second                                              “We’ve finally got a shot to do            B Basketball                          C Basketball
game. This is the best start for                                                something amazing, and were not
                                                                                                                        First Game - Dec. 1 @                  First Game - Nov. 28 Webster
the team in the past several years.     Quinlivan followed up by fellow         going to let it pass us up. It’s go-
                                                                                                                        MICDS 4:30 pm                          Tournament
PrepSports has ranked them 8th out      seniors Dan Tardiff and Kyle Ki-        ing to take a lot of hard work and
                                                                                                                        Quote - “We need to play as            Quote - “ If we give it our all,
of the top ten teams in St. Louis.      jowski, along with juniors Dylan        determination, but it should be one
                                                                                                                        a team and work hard.” Dan             we will be fine.” Tim Hantak
    The offense for the Griffins        Lynn, Dan Barraco, Jake Sullivan,       heck of a season.”
                                                                                                                        Borders                                Key Players - Tim Hantak ,
                                                                                                                        Key Players - Jordan May,              Ryan McAnany, Brett Hasenm-
                                                                                                                                                               ueller.
        Athletes of the Month                                                                                           Dan Borders, Mike Horn.

                                                                                                                         JV Wrestling
                October                                                                                                 First Duel Match- vs. McCluer
                                                                                                                        North, Dec. 6 at 6pm.
                                                                                                                                                                  JV Hockey
                                                                                                                                                               Key Players: Dan Barraco, Dan
  Tim Windhorst- Football                                                                                               First Tournament- Parkway South
                                                                                                                        Tournament, Dec. 2-3
                                                                                                                                                               Leaver, Pat Fuist
                                                                                                                                                               Toughest Opponents: CBC,
    Vitals-                                                                                                             Top Wrestlers- John Torno, Bill        Oakville, DeSmet
    Receiving Touchdowns- 17 (School Record)                                                                            Elliot, Ryan Hodapp, Jake Koehr,       Next Game: @ Kirkwood
                                                                                                                        Corey Rodgers, Matt Schloess-          Quote: “I guarantee an unde-
    Receptions- 60 (School Record)                                                                                      man.                                   feated season,”-Dan Barraco
    Receiving Yards- 1,175 yards (School Record)                                                                        Quote- “This is the first time nearly
    Yards per completion- 19.5                                                                                          every weight class will be full,
                                                                                                                        which will make us a more com-
                                                                                                                        petitive team,” says Coach Burke.
                                                                                                                                                                    C Hockey
                                                                                                                          C Wrestling                          Key Players: Justin Fahs, Dan
                                                                                                                        First Duel Match- vs. McCluer          Kloeppel, Mike Telker
                                                                                                                        North Dec. 6, at 6pm.                  Next Game: Friday vs. Chami-
                                                                                                                        First Tournament- Kirkwood             nade @ Webster Ice Rink
                                                                                                                        Tournament, Dec. 3                     Quote: “We’re coming
                                        Chris Schrader- X-Country                                                       Wrestlers to Watch- Aaron
                                                                                                                        Schuh, Andrew Caruso, Travis
                                                                                                                                                                         off a big loss
                                                                                                                                                                         to CBC, so
                                                                                                                        Hollowood.                                       we will see
                                                                                                                        Quote- “These guys have great                    how good
                                          Vitals:                                                                       talent and have been working                     we are on
                                          Sectional Qualifier                                                            hard which I think will give us a                Friday.”
                                          State Qualifier                         Best Time: 17:54                       great year,” says Coach Cerone.
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                              Time For Giving                                                                          Amnesty International Walks
by Chris Kegel
                                        donations there would be no food        Trinity drive are the volunteers.      by Matt Wurdack                       that every dollar raised from AID-
  We are now only a week away
                                        to cook. “The goal for this year        Many volunteers are needed to            On Sunday, October 9, Vianney       SWalk 2005 stays right here in the
from Thanksgiving. It is time to
                                        is $1,200,”                                           accomplish the dis-      teacher Mrs. Elder and students in-   greater St. Louis area. Walkers are
think about what we are thankful
                                        said Doc                                              tribution of all of      volved with Amnesty International     encouraged to raise a minimum
for. It is a time to remember that
                                        Simpson.                                              these meals. If you      along with thousands of others        of $100 in order to achieve the
some people aren’t capable of
                                        This goal                                             are able to drive or     gathered at Forest Park to partici-   goal of $125,000. The generosity
making their own thanksgiving
                                        will be eas-                                          have a friend who        pate in AIDS WALK 2005.               of friends, co-workers and family
dinner, or maybe can’t afford one.
                                        ily reached                                           is able to drive, you      Mrs. Elder, inspired by student     members who sponsor walkers
So in the spirit of the season Doc
                                        if every-                                             can help to deliver      Tim Matthes, decided it would be      help local AIDS Service Orga-
Simpson will once again lead the
                                        one in the                                            the meals. Anyone        a great experience for Vianney stu-   nizations provide direct services
Holy Trinity Drive. Holy Trinity
                                        school                                                wishing to volunteer     dents and Amnesty International       and educational programs to our
is a Catholic parish on the north
                                        donates at                                            will have a partner,     to support the Aids Foundation        community as well as the new
side of St. Louis that helps with the
Perpetual Help food Pantry.             least $1.50                                           and you and your
 The food will be cooked at Per-        but feel                                              partner will deliver
petual Help on Thanksgiving from        free to do-                                           five or six meals.
about 4:00a.m. to 9:00 a.m.. Then       nate more.                                            Anyone who wishes
the food will be delivered through-     It may be                                             to volunteer, grab a
out the St. Louis area to people        hard for                                              friend and inform
who are either incapable of getting     some peo-                                             Doc Simpson that
out of the house or those who can’t     ple to eat                                            you would like to
afford to buy it.                       three less                                            help.
  One of the biggest parts of this      cookies this week but think of            Everyone in the school needs to
drive is collecting the money to        the happiness you will be giving        participate in order for this to be
purchase the food because without       others.                                 a success, so show some holiday
                                          Another huge part of the Holy         spirit.


 Three Griffins Sign Letters of Intent
                                                                                                                       in St. Louis. Vianney students        programs provided by the Aids
                                                                                                                       who participated in the walk are      Foundation, such as The Guardian
                                                                                                                       Tim Matthes,                                                   Project
                                                                                                                       Chris Seaton,                                                  and HIV
                                                                                                                       Steven Dietri-                                                 Aw a r e /
                                                                                                                       ch, Kevin Mc-                                                  Not in
                                                                                                                       Grane, Matt Ja-                                                Care. “I
                                                                                                                       mieson, James                                                  had not
                                                                                                                       Duff, Kenny                                                    ever real-
                                                                                                                       Alonso, Scott                                                  ly thought
                                                                                                                       Stieven, Ryan                                                  a b o u t
                                                                                                                       Felling, and a                                                 doing a
                                                                                                                       few friends and                                                walk, but
                                                                                                                       family mem-                                                    it was a
                                                                                                                       bers. This was                                                 great ex-
                                                                                                                       the 16th Annual                                                perience
                               Jason Hagerty signed a letter to play base-                                             St. Louis Walk                                                 and we
                               ball at the University of Miami in Florida                                              sponsored by                                                   had a lot
                                                                                                                       The AIDS Foundation of St. Louis.     of fun,” said Matt Jamieson.
   Andrew Greaves signed a letter to                                  Jim Klocke signed a scholarship                  Two different walk routes were          Amnesty International supports
                                                                     letter to play baseball at Southeast              available, A one mile or a two        Aids Foundations worldwide; this
  play volleyball at Indiana University-                                                                               and a half mile route, Vianney        was a great way for Vianney along
     Purdue University-Fort Wayne                                         Missouri State University
                                                                                                                       students completed the 5K without     with Amnesty International to
                                                                                                                       a problem. The most important         bring support to the Aids Founda-
                                                                                                                       element of this event is the fact     tion right here in St. Louis.

      Trial by Fire
by Kevin Schaefer
  Yes it’s that time of year again,     happens. Two teams face off in a
                                                                                by Tim Shaw
                                                                                                         The Dean Is In
leaves piling up , cool crisp breez-    head to head bout just like in real
                                                                                 Coach Luhning was hard at work,       the times he has to say “What         ning, who said that this season in
es, pumpkins and turkeys and how        court. Yes, it is a bout because just
                                                                                or at least looked kind of busy, but   the “expletive                                            football was the
could you forget mock trial. Now        as you may have seen on Judge
                                                                                that came to an abrupt stop as a       deleted” did                                              best season he’s
many students probably aren’t as        Judy, Divorce Court or even Texas
                                                                                Brobdingnagian (look it up) smile      I get myself                                              coached. After
up to speed on mock trial as others,    Justice, things can get pretty ugly.
                                                                                came to his face. It was apparent      into?” Coach                                              going 2-8 last
so I will break it down for you. The    After both sides have made their
                                                                                that whether or not he was working     Luhning feels                                             season, he said
Webster Dictionary defines mock          arguments, each school is awarded
                                                                                he couldn’t wait to start the inter-   that to some                                              this season was
trail as: “an event imitating the le-   points. Whoever has the most
                                                                                view and was extremely excited         students all                                              truly gratifying
gal process, often used for teaching    points wins the mock trial.
                                                                                about his second chance to be in       the time, and                                             to see the team
students about                                           Coaching this year’s
                                                                                the paper this year. The new Dean      others just                                               come back the
trials,” and that                                      team is Mr. Bob
                                                                                of Students was eager to talk about    some of the                                               way they did,
is exactly what                                        Meyer. Mr. Meyer
                                                                                his new position at Vianney and        time, that he                                             and at the MCC
they do. Before                                        is no rookie when it
                                                                                about how it has gone so far.          does seem                                                 games specifi-
students go to                                         comes to coaching
                                                                                  First and foremost, he has no        like the bad                                              cally, to have
trial, attorneys                                       mock trial. This is
                                                                                regrets whatsoever about leaving       guy or the                                                the crowd sup-
and other law                                          his sixth year. He
                                                                                the “classroom,” a.k.a. the gym, to    enemy. How-                                               port was the
professionals                                          says he can’t wait for
                                                                                take on the role of Dean. However,     ever, he also                                             greatest feel-
come together                                          the season to kickoff
                                                                                Coach Luhning does miss the day        believes, and                                             ing. Coach
and make up                                            on January 24.
                                                                                to day interaction he used to have     hopes that his                                            Luhning added
a case about                                              The first case is a
                                                                                with the students. As far as being     communica-                                                that he loves the
guilty or inno-                                        mysterious murder
                                                                                the “new sheriff” in town, he says     tion skills and                                           Scramblers.
cent or chal-                                          case. This season
                                                                                that the job is challenging and        relationship                                              “There’s just a
lenging laws.                                          is sure to be a real
                                                                                keeps him very busy, to the point      with the stu-                                             certain energy
When they are                                          test for the veteran
                                                                                that he is even busier than he was     dents will al-                                            they bring to a
finished, they                                         coach because the
                                                                                as a teacher, which is shocking        low him not                                               game and the
hand the case                                          team is full of rook-
                                                                                when you think of all the papers he    to gain a reputation as the mean      crowd. They are the centerpiece
over to the students so they can        ies with only two returning mem-
                                                                                probably had to grade. Being the       guy.                                  of the fans.” Clearly Dean Luhning
prepare their side of the case.         bers from last year. Do not worry
                                                                                Dean has its ups and downs though.       There is another side to Dean       is a good guy so cut him some
During preparation students are         because they are sure to make a big
                                                                                Some days it is really easy and he     Luhning once the tie comes off        slack, like he does for you, and
selected to be witnesses or at-         splash. For more information visit
                                                                                can chill; others he isn’t swamped,    and the shorts are put on, and        stop wearing illegal hoodies and
torneys. After both sides of the        BAMSL.org and click on High
                                                                                but isn’t bored, and then there’s      that is his persona as Coach Luh-     parking in the wrong spots.
case are prepared, the real magic       School Mock Trial.
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StuCo Corner                                                                                  Ride of the Month
     Faculty Crushes Seniors                                                      by Mike Richter
by Chris Butler                                                                    It’s not very often you                                                     it high speed and ride quality. This
                                         the senior crowd, “It was a pretty                                                                                    quality thankfully also goes hand
After last month’s short but suc-                                                 see a luxury sports car,
                                         pathetic performance, I almost left                                                                                   in hand with the cars many safety
cessful Spirit Week StuCo sets its                                                especially a Lexus in
                                         school early just so I didn’t have to                                                                                 features.
sights on November and taking a                                                   Vianney’s parking lot
                                         witness such a sad spectacle,” said                                                                                      Right now, Joe has only bought
bit of a breather. “Last month was                                                belonging to a student.
                                         Dan Tardiff. Don’t worry seniors.                                                                                     an Escort Radar Detector, but
pretty crazy for us,” said President                                              Senior Joe Ehrhard is
                                         There are plans in the works for a                                                                                    plans to do much more once he
Pat Book. “With all the planning                                                  lucky to have one of
                                         rematch down the line pitting the                                                                                     starts making some money after
and preparation that goes along                                                   these fine automobiles.
                                         faculty and seniors against each                                                                                      the soccer season is over. His plans
with Spirit Week, everyone had                                                    Recently, in Septem-
                                         other once again, but this time on                                                                                    for the Lexus include tinting the
their hands full, so this month                                                   ber Joe was given a
we’re going to try and                                                            2002 Lexus IS 300 by                                                         windows and upgrading the stereo
regroup.” The faculty                                                             his parents. The car                                                         system, possibly with JL Audio
vs. senior football                                                               is slightly used, but                                                                         subwoofers.
game went according                                                               you could never tell                                                                              Compared to
to plan, besides the                                                              because Joe keeps it                                                                          Joe’s old Ford
fact that the seniors                                                             sparkling. It has around 24,000                                                               Taurus the Lexus
got stomped 49-21.                                                                miles.                                                                                        IS 300 is a real
They had reportedly                                                                   This silver luxury sports car                                                             babe magnet.
been practicing and                                                               is equipped with a retractable                                                                “This car has
juicing up for a month                                                            sunroof, smooth black leather                                                                 made my trips
prior to the game. It                                                             interior, heated seats, which come                                                            from point A to
was an embarrass-                                                                 in handy during the winter, High                                                              point B amazing,”
ingly lopsided victory                                                            Intensity Discharge head lights                                                               said Joe. While
for the staff. Kyle                                                               that are always properly aimed on                                                             cruising around in
Kijowski, easily spot-                                                            the road, and 17-inch alloy wheels                                                            his luxury sports
ted on the field in his                                                            wrapped in performance tires. This                                                            sedan, Joe gets
overly-flamboyant                                                                 dream car is charged by 215 horses      know it was made for speed; that’s                    pretty good gas
neon green socks and                                                              under the hood and an automatic         because it is. The aerodynamic       mileage at 23 miles per gallon. You
candy cane shoes,                                                                 V6 engine.                              design of the IS 300 is made to      can find this powerful Japanese
seemed to pin-point                                                                 When looking at the car you           slice through air and wind giving    sports car parked in Vianney’s
the problem, “Well,                                                                                                                                            tennis courts.
                                         the basketball court. Speaking of
we were hoping that (Jason) Hager-
ty was going to lead us to victory. I
guess everyone thought that since
he could throw a baseball, he could
                                         basketball, the idea of an upcom-
                                         ing 3 on 3 basketball tournament
                                         is also being thrown around. StuCo
                                                                                  by Mike
                                                                                         Piece of the Month
                                         is working tirelessly on a couple
throw a football just as amazingly,                                               Conners                                                                                           he got this car
                                         of fundraising ideas for both the
but we were all pretty disappoint-                                                   As you                                                                                         months ago.
                                         Junior Ring and the Prom to help
ed.” Hagerty only had two notable                                                 w a l k                                                                                           One thing you
                                         keep ticket prices down. Noth-
plays, both passes, one resulting                                                 through the                                                                                       will notice at
                                         ing has been officially set for the
in an interception. In response to                                                Vi a n n e y                                                                                      first glance at
                                         fundraisers as of yet. I don’t think a
Kijowski’s remarks Hagerty was                                                    parking lot,                                                                                      this beauty is
                                         majority of the students at Vianney
quoted saying, “I think Kyle was                                                  you notice                                                                                        the giant crack
                                         appreciate all the hard work the
just upset that I showed him up out                                               many cars                                                                                         in the wind-
                                         members of their Student Council
there, plus I heard he straightens                                                that catch                                                                                        shield; Dan is
                                         put into their jobs. Next time you
his hair, which is kind of a girly                                                your eye,                                                                                         not sure how
                                         see one of those guys in the hall,
thing to do, isn’t it?” There was                                                 and not al-                                                                                       he got the
                                         be sure to thank them for all they
a common sentiment throughout                                                     ways in a                                                                                         crack in his
                                         do for us.
                                                                                  good way.                                                                                         windshield to
                                                                                  One car                                                                                           this day. One
                  Turkey Day                                                      that might
                                                                                  not stick
                                                                                                                                                                                    more thing
                                                                                                                                                                                    related to the
by Chris Frazier
                                         will eat 4,500 calories on Turkey        out as posi-                            passengers.                                                      wind-
 Everyone knows that Thanksgiv-
                                         Day! Traditions are as big a part        tively is junior Dan Morris’ 1993       If you look                                                      shield is
ing is all about the turkey, cran-
                                         of Tom the Turkey Day as the food.       Teal Saturn. From the outside, it       even closer,                                                     the fact
berry sauce, stuffing and pumpkin
                                         We all know Doc Simpson spends           looks like it might be one car that     you will no-                                                     that the
pie, but it really is more than that.
                                         his Thanksgiving volunteering his        is not so terrible. Well, look closer   tice Dan’s                                                       wind-
This important holiday takes place
                                         time to feed the poor at Holy Trin-      next time you see this piece rolling    odometer is                                                      shield
on the fourth Thursday of Novem-
                                         ity. Doc usually doesn’t eat turkey      around at Vianney. Dan’s car fea-       as broken                                                        wipers
ber. The first Thanksgiving took
                                         because he’s around it all day.          tures no AC. Now that could be a        as it gets.                                                      do not
place way back in 1621 in the town
                                         Other Griffins will wake up early         common problem with a car in bad        It has been                                                      func-
of Plymouth, Massachusetts and it
                                                                and watch         shape; however, Dan’s windows           this way for                                                     tion.
was a gathering
                                                                the Macy’s        do not work either. “If you want        some time                                                        T h i s
between the pil-
                                                                Thanksgiv-        some air in this baby you are going     now, stuck                                                       makes
grims and Na-
                                                                ing Day           to have to work for it,” said Dan.      at “115,XXX” miles. Dan also         driving a tough task in the rain.
tive Americans.
                                                                Parade, or        This is because due to a window         claims that while some may put       There is no doubt the upkeep on
The turkey that
                                                                watch the         malfunction, you must push the          thousands of dollars into speakers   this ride is highly admirable; that
is famously as-
                                                                football          windows down, and pull them             and head units, Dan’s “system” is    is why it gets the recognition and
sociated with
                                                                games later       back up by hand, which causes           nothing to brag about since both     respect it gets around the parking
Thanksgiving
                                                                on in the         great inconvenience to Dan and his      speakers have been blown since       lot at Vianney High.
today was very
plentiful back                                                  day. Surely
then too, so it                                                 there will be
                                                                many back-
was the main
course. The
turkey is a
                                                                yard foot-
                                                                ball games
                                                                with uncles,
                                                                                    Griffin Staff                                                                      Staff:
                                                                                                                                                                  Matt Soer ‘08
pretty big part
                                                                cousins, and
                                                                                                                                                                  Will Lohse ‘07
of American
history and was even a possible          other relatives as well. Thanksgiv-                 Advisor                                                           Stephen Greaves ‘08
                                         ing also is the official start of the                                                    Editors                          Sean Book ‘08
candidate for the national bird as
                                         holiday season and the shopping
                                                                                            Mr. Burke
suggested by Ben Franklin. Tur-                                                                                            Dave Ramsey ‘06                     Chris Dirnberger ‘08
key day is also full of traditions for   season. With all the Christmas
families. Turkey day is all about        hype, Turkey Day is slowly being           Assistant Advisors                      Dan Rolwes ‘08                      Kevin McGrane ‘07
                                         drowned out by Christmas, but
food and traditions. Americans
                                         to many it is an important day                 Sr. Gloria,                         Brian Kelly ‘07
will stuff themselves this Thanks-
giving eating everything from            to relax, give thanks, and eat a              Mrs. Elder,                         Matt Jamieson ‘07                       Special Thanks:
                                         little more than necessary. So to                                                                                        Journalism Class
turkey, potatoes, dressing, and
                                         all who are ready for Christmas,
                                                                                        Mr. Lewis
warm pumpkin pie, ensuring that                                                                                                                                   Newspaper Staff
the belts will have to loosen up a       not so fast, Thanksgiving is still a
little bit. The average American         holiday. Give thanks and Happy                                                                                            and Photo Club
                                         Thanksgiving.

				
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