The Vianney High School GRIFFIN 1311 S. Kirkwood Rd. Kirkwood, MO 63122 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 Ride of Enter tainm the Month ent pgs. 6-7 Spor t s pgs. 4 -5 es tur 3 Inside a Fe . 2- W hat’s pg s Page 8 ...And Finally 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. Features Page 2 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. Features Page 3 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.