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    February 2008                                        Lane Technical College Prep High School                                                  Vol. 40/ Issue 3/ Page 1

                       Presidential candidates: substance or style?
  In the               Students argue methods of voting are “very superficial.”
                                                                     While many students find politics bor-
 Heart of              By Daniel Castro
                       & Anna Treesara
                                                                   ing, many others are busy learning as
                                                                   much as they can about the candidates
                                                                   in order to make an educated decision
The Warrior              “That’s what some [students] make it
                       seem like,‘I’m going to vote for Obama
                                                                   when they finally cast their ballot in
                       just because he’s black, or Hillary be-         Students use sites like Glassbooth.
                       cause she’s a woman’,” said Goran           org, which claims to be a “nonprofit
                       Ciganovic, Div. 872.                        organization creating innovative ways
    News &               Though he admits not all students rea-    to access political information.” The
                       son that way, he is one of several who      site matches the user with a candidate
    Features           think young voters are guilty of sup-       based on their answers to a series of
                       porting candidates based on who they        questions about issues important to
                       are or what they look like rather than      them. However, results do not always
      Rich Kids        where they stand on important political     reflect the exact candidate that students
                       issues.                                     initially preferred.
                         Taaha Rana of Div. 913 says that vot-         “Seems like [the site] works [even
 Student Programming   ing for someone based solely on their       though Hillary Clinton was chosen for]
                       gender is “stupid” and “sexist.”            me,” said Szeliski who leans toward
  Candy Contraband        “Their responsibility is to look past    Republican Ron Paul.
                       that and actually understand where              “I have used [sites like Glassbooth.
                       each candidate stands,” agreed Theo         org] and I think they do work,” said
     CTA Stories       Zajler, Div. 859. “Some students either     Hobaugh. “It is one of the better things            Young voters chose who they will vote for on Super Tuesday.
                       don’t care or they base their decisions     you can do because [the results give]
                                                                                                                candidate,” said Szeliski. “But for the      users favored Democrat Barack Obama
                       on the personality of the candidates.”      real quotes with citations and it is non-
     Teen Drivers                                                                                               masses [it might].”                          (77 percent) and Republican Ron Paul
                           Other students believe that people      biased. It is not a bad way [to make
                                                                                                                   Media coverage has also changed.          (37 percent) in contrast to the rest of
                       should be allowed to exercise their right   your decision on who to vote for] if you
                                                                                                                More campaigning is taking place on-         the nation which, according to a recent
    Lane’s Murals      to vote in whichever way they want.         have no idea who you want.”
                                                                                                                line, including debates sponsored by         Gallup Poll, preferred Democrat Hill-
                         “It’s not irresponsible because they’re      For students who are still undecided,
                                                                                                                popular networking sites like YouTube        ary Clinton (42 percent) and Republi-
                       voting for the candidate they think is      there are numerous Hollywood celeb-
    Weight Issues                                                                                               and Facebook. Candidates use social          can John McCain (32 percent).
                       right,” said Pawel Szeliski, Div. 882.      rities who are happy to tell them who
                                                                                                                networking websites to engage stu-              The internet has helped less popu-
                       “The person that is right is a gut feel-    to vote for. Many celebs have openly
                                                                                                                dents and get them excited about their       lar candidates like Ron Paul fundraise
                       ing, varying from person to person.”        endorsed a candidate to help gain more
                                                                                                                campaigns.                                   more efficiently, though many still do
                         Even so, some young voters are con-       attention and support for their politi-
                                                                                                                    According to Facebook, over 500          not know what his hype is all about.
                       scientious enough to question their         cian of choice. Examples of these en-
                                                                                                                U.S. politicians have their own profile         “People [at Lane] keep talking about
                       gut.                                        dorsements include: Oprah for Obama,
                                                                                                                pages, which include detailed informa-       Ron Paul. I don’t know why. I believe
                          “I was really caught up in Obama.        Chuck Norris for Huckabee, Madonna
Valentine’s Day        He’s an amazing orator but I want to        for Clinton, and California Governor
                                                                                                                tion about their campaigns and per-
                                                                                                                sonal life. The site gives an insight into
                                                                                                                                                             they are just joking around,” said Ciga-
                       hear substance,” said Andrew Ho-            Arnold Schwarzenegger for McCain.
                                                                                                                which candidate young Facebook users           Additionally, a poll taken on February 5,
                       baugh, Div. 870. “Barack is more about          “If teenagers see that, some will be
    Long Distance      change. [He’s] a new leader and I don’t     like ‘oh man, I gotta vote for that one’,”
                                                                                                                  A recent ABC News/Facebook Elec-                     >>See “Candidates”
    Relationships      know what he’s doing when he gets           said Ciganovic.                                                                                         Continued on page 6
                                                                                                                tion Pulse Poll indicated that Facebook
                       there.”                                         “They don’t affect the way I see a

   Age Differences

    Teen Mothers


    Chess Team

     Wrestling         Programming process leaves some students irritated
                                                          up for classes has tradition-       cedure was altered. The             were stationed were provided        year, we had to go to each
                       By Anna Treesara                   ally worked as follows: stu-        “Bye Bye Birdie” cast was           for students.                       individual teacher located all
                                                          dents are congregated in the        rehearsing in the auditorium,           Many students were un-          over the school [not just on
      Love                 Every year at the end of
                       first semester students receive
                                                          auditorium; groups of stu-
                                                          dents – based on GPA – are
                                                                                              so the only room big enough
                                                                                              to serve as a holding pen for
                                                                                                                                  happy with the change in the
                                                                                                                                                                      the first floor],” said Brianne
                                                                                                                                                                      Santucci, Div. 880. “I person-
                       their grades and begin choos-      then dismissed to the student       hundreds of students was the          “Lane is big enough as it is,”    ally believe how [program-
     Read your         ing their classes for the next     cafeteria where teachers are        cafeteria. This meant teach-        said Abigail Gonsalves, Div.        ming] was done last year was
   Valentine’s Day     school year. The electives         waiting with sign up sheets         ers doing sign ups also had to      935. “The last thing it needs       the best way.”
      messages         fair, where students obtain        for their classes; and every        move. Rather than put all the       is for students anxiously run-         Several took advantage of
       inside          approval signatures from           few minutes thereafter anoth-       teachers together, they were        ning around through the long        the confusion caused by this
         !!!           teachers to take their classes,    er group of GPA-categorized         divided between several dif-        hallways trying to find the          year’s changes and found
                       has been very specifically or-      students is then released to do     ferent classrooms on the first       rooms with the classes they         >>See “Programming”
                       ganized in recent years.           the same thing.                     floor. Maps and room num-            want.”
                          The procedure for signing          However, this year’s pro-        bers indicating where they            “When it was my freshman             Continued on page 6
February 2008                                                            News                                                                             Page 2

                 Candy sales: put your junk in the box          “The guy stole [calculators] and        In 2006 a student who was a soph-
                By Yasmine Ramirez &                        sold them out of a candy box,”            omore at the time and who wishes
                Keila Scott                                 said Halla Karaman, Div. 860.             to remain anonymous ran an elabo-
                                                            “I needed one so I bought it.”            rate candy operation, which eventu-
                    Have you ever wondered why                 Another male senior, who wishes        ally turned into a drug operation.
                students at Lane are always fund-           to remain anonymous, sold candy for            “I first started selling candy
                raising? Has it ever occurred to            himself for most of his sophomore year.   for myself after finding a full
                you that maybe students aren’t                   “I was making more [money]           candy box in the middle of the
                just selling candy inside of                at school than people with jobs,”         fourth floor hallway after school,”
                those boxes provided by clubs?              he said. “I had people selling for        said the student. “With the money
                     For many years the Athletic            me. That brought more money in.”          that I made from the candy it
                Department, Music Department, and            An anonymous female from Division        occurred to me that I could buy
                several clubs at Lane have used             876 said the school does not do           more in bulk, then resell for profit.”
                candy sales to raise money for dif-         much to keep students from illegally          Within three weeks this student            In a single Friday his opera-
                ferent activities. Whether fundrais-        selling products within the school.       was making a large enough profit          tions inside the school would gross
                ing for new uniforms or an out-                 “When I was a freshman I sold         that he could afford to buy even          anywhere from $400 to $1,000.
                of-state trip, students in need of          anything and everything inside my         more candy – more than he could              “There would be Fridays where I
                money are seemingly always selling.         candy box,” she said. “You don’t          sell alone. So he sought the help         would get rid of anywhere between
                     For some students, however,            get caught because nobody ever            of “employees” to increase sales          an ounce to two ounces of bud
                this fundraising isn’t always for           thinks to look. Its a candy box.”         throughout the school. This same          with the help of my crew,” he said.
                school related activities. One stu-            Nevertheless, selling candy or any     student soon realized he could use            This student was never caught
                dent, who wished to remain anon-            other product is against school pol-      the same operation to sell drugs.         but claims he no longer sells drugs.
                ymous, said that the candy sales            icy unless it is for a club or school       “I eventually got six people work-           Ms. Rice, Dean of Students,
                helped him pay a school debt.               organization. To sell anything at         ing for me and was grossing about         said security has never caught any-
                  “I needed to pay for a fee for            Lane, approval is needed from Mrs.        $1,200 a week at my high point. I was     one illegally selling anything out
                school so I found an easy way [to           Houston, Lane’s Budget Director.          drug dealing outside of school and        of candy boxes, but – now that
                make money],” said the anonymous            Each club must fill out forms before      figured out that I could sneak drugs      she knows – will make note of it
                male student from Division 855.             and after candy sales specifying the      into school inside my candy box.”         and alert security to the possibility.
                “Everyone eats candy when they’re           amount of candy boxes being dis-              Once established as running a              When students are caught dis-
                hungry so it was easy money.” This          tributed and the amount of money          small-scale candy shop, this “entre-      tributing anything not approved by
                student claims he successfully sold         that should be made by the end            preneur” became perhaps Lane’s            school personnel, different disci-
                candy without ever being caught.            of the sale. Each club is given a         biggest drug dealer. He would hide        plinary actions – depending on the
                     Besides buying candy in bulk           two-week limit for fundraising.           marijuana in empty candy wrappers,        severity of the case – will be taken.
                and reselling for profit, students              “I keep a list of the clubs sell-     each type of which contained dif-            Every student involved in a club
                have found it easy to store other           ing candy,” said Mrs. Houston. “If        ferent amounts of the drug. In his        or sport has the right to fundraise by
                things inside their candy boxes             I notice the same kid is walking          system Skittles contained $10 worth       selling candy as long as it has been
                as well. There have been stu-               around the school with a box for          of marijuana, Plain M&M’s $20             approved. Those selling candy for
                dents known to sell items like              more than two weeks I stop them and       worth, Peanut M&M’s $30 worth,            themselves may profit, but if caught
                stolen watches and calculators.             ask what club they are selling for.”      and Tropical Skittles $50 worth.          will have to pay a hefty price.

                 Cramming proves poor study method
                 Studies show that without regular review, information is lost long-term.
                                                            little breaks in between each study       two groups of students (students          don’t think I can remember [the
                 By Nancy Carrera                           session. Sometimes, students don’t        who crammed vs. students who              material] all at once and it’s much
                                                            even go to bed, or stay up really late    studied at their own leisure) took        harder to study for a test under
                      After final exams, school is           because they are reviewing.               tests to see which one scored better.     pressure,” said Julian Auza, Div.
                 usually followed by a day off, which          “I stay up late,” said Gonsalves,      The students who crammed, called          050. “I crammed once and I was
                 gives students a much deserved rest,       “but I try not to stay up too late to     the “overlearners,” scored higher         fine, but I worked harder.”
                 especially since the days leading up       the point where I’m completely            than the students who studied over a         “I usually won’t study the night
                 to finals tend to be filled with stress      exhausted the next day for the test.      longer period of time. However, both      of [the final] because [the material]
                 and all-night studying.                    If I do stay up late I drink coffee, a    group of students were tested again       doesn’t stick as long as it will when
                     With so much to remember - or          lot of it.”                               four weeks later, and the results         I study a few days before the test,”
                 even learn for the first time - students         “Sometimes, I’m falling asleep       were reversed; the overlearners           said Alex Enriquez, Div. 904.
                 often turn to cramming as a method         during my tests,” said Sandy              had forgotten nearly everything             There are also many Lane students
                 of studying.                               Morales, Div. 874. “But, I usually        they had studied. The study, along        who find both cramming and
                    “I cram the night before because        drink a Red Bull in the morning [to       with several like it, concluded that      evenly-spaced studying to be too
                 it is fresher in my mind for the next      stay awake].”                             “massing all the study on a single        much effort. So, they resort to other
                 day,” said Abigail Gonsalves, Div.             While filling up on caffeine and       topic into a single session reduces       methods of passing the final.
                 935. “I think it is easier to study a      energy drinks is among the most           long-term retention.”                      “It’s either you cheat or you cram,”
                 couple days before [the exam] and          popular methods for students, they          Even though remembering material        said an anonymous Lane student. “If
                 keep reviewing a little bit everyday       have other ways of staying up             is more effective if one does a review    I really have to pass the test, then
                 [until the exam day], but that can         through the night.                        study of the main topics in each          I’m just going to get a friend to give
                 be hard to do when there is seven             “Sometimes there are other people      classes every month, many Lane            me the answers to the test, or the
                 classes to study for.”                     [online] who are up studying, also,”      students leave the studying until the     test itself, and then I’m just going to
                    “I try to get myself all organized      said Morales. “I just talk to them        last minute.                              put the answers on a small piece of
                 by stapling all my notes together and      while I work.”                                 However, some students claim         paper and that’s it. I mean, it’s not a
                 putting them in order of what tests           “I watch TV while I study because      not to procrastinate in their studies     new thing, everyone is doing it.”
                 I take first,” said Sara Domaradzki,        if it gets too quiet in the room, I       because they don’t like the pressure        “I cheat when I don’t know what
                 Div. 023. “Then I tend to study a          fall asleep,” said Mario Contreras,       of cramming for finals.                    I’m doing,” said another anonymous
                 little the night before, on the ride       Div. 936. “Or I eat something like a         “I base how long I study on how        Lane student. “Either I’m too lazy
                 to school, and then in the halls           sandwich or drink coffee because it       well I know the material,” said           to study or sometimes it’s just way
                 walking to class. It’s easier for me       makes me focus on something else          Cynthia Mathews, Div. 049. “If I          easier to cheat.”
                 to remember everything when I do it        that is not sleeping.”                    know it all pretty well, then I don’t         Obviously, students who resort
                 right before the test.”                       Even though cramming may seem          study as much since there’s no real       to cheating learn even less of the
                    “I cram,” admitted Safiya Merchant,      like an effective and easy way of         need to. If I don’t understand it         content than those who cram.
                 Div. 039. “Usually because the week        remembering everything, studies           very well, then I’ll study longer and       Whatever method students employ
                 before [the final] you have all this work   show that it has no benefits for           usually begin earlier. It helps to keep   to get through finals, they should
                 for your classes so I don’t have time to   long-term memory. Psychologists           everything balanced so I come out         be aware that whatever information
                 study till the night before the final.”     Doug Rohrer and Harold Pahsler            even on all subjects, and so that I’m     they really want to keep for later
                     Cramming means that students           conducted an experiment, published        not overloaded with work.”                in life will require review and
                 study for hours non-stop or with           on the InterScience website, in which        “I don’t cram for tests because I      reinforcement.
               February 2008                                                                   News                                                                            Page 3

Lane’s hallway murals go unnoticed          The paintings were made during           “You have to realize that during
By Thomas Hayes &                        the Great Depression, a time when       [The Depression] the middle class
Jose Rivera                              economic turmoil and poverty were       values of the man working and
                                         rampant. These times required an        the woman staying at home were
   Students at Lane tend to ignore       increased industrial workforce, and     prevalent. Women didn’t take an
the collection of murals lining the      the murals were made to inspire         active role in the labor force,” said
hallways of the first floor, but many      young Americans towards this            Mr. Allegrezza, AP U.S. History
are not aware of the rich history        workforce.                              Teacher.
behind them.                                   “I like the murals and the           “It’s understandable that only one
   The 40 murals originating from        depiction of the ‘working man’ and      woman is found in the murals,”
Chicago’s Second World’s Fair            the ‘American-spirit,’” said Matt       said Medina. “[The murals] were
named the Century of Progress,           Siek, Div. 853.                         made a long time ago. Women
were created as part of an exhibit          These particular murals are just     weren’t treated equally back then
from General Motors. The murals          part of Lane’s collection of artwork.   and it’s just how the time period
portray the various products that        At various locations around the         of the murals was when they were
are involved with the production         school, more than 25 other murals       created.”
of automobiles, and the states from      can be found. The murals are often           The mural, outside room 139,              A woman works alongside men in this mural by Room 127.
which they come. Upon the Fair’s         overlooked by students.                 depicts the crafting of what appears
conclusion in 1934, the murals                 “I never really paid much         to be ceramics in Kentucky. The         woman included in the murals,             insignificant to me,” said Damian
were donated to Lane.                    attention to the murals in the          lone woman is obscured by several       the paintings’ artistic value is still    Jez, Div. 856. [Looking at them is]
   The murals depict men working         school,” said Theresa Medina, Div.      men. Wearing a long skirt and her       appreciated by some students.             nothing more than staring at some
in different areas of industry,          862. “The hallways are always so        hair up, she is easily overlooked.          “I just think the murals are a        random guy that I don’t even know.
agriculture, and manufacturing.          busy between classes. The only               “I didn’t realize that only one    tradition,” said Allen Lee, Div.          They do portray something, but
   “The people in them are shown         time I actually notice them is when     mural had a woman but I think           880. “It’s like a part of the building.   they don’t reach out to me.”
working hard,” said Serafin Garcia,       school’s over and I have to stay for    that’s just due to the fact that it     Even though no one notices them            According to author Mary Lackritz
Div. 869. “I think they are there to     activities.”                            used to be an all boys school,” said    they’re still part of history.”           Gray, the artist behind many of the
motivate Lane students to put pride             Something else about the         Daniela Valdez, Div. 875. “But                 “The murals are just for           murals, Miklos Gaspar, was born
in their work.”                          murals that few notice is that of       Lane has come a long way since          decoration,” said Annie Chin,             in Kana, Hungary, and was named
    According to an informational        the 40 World’s Fair murals only         then, so it doesn’t really bother me.   Div. 879. “Since our mascot is an         official war artist for his nation’s
pamphlet put out by Lane entitled        one features a woman, which is          More girls are enrolled into Lane       Indian, they drew Indians. They           government during World War I.
Art Collection, “[The murals]            apparently a sign of the times. The     so, [as] a feminist, I wouldn’t take    bring history to the school.”             After a year of living in the United
evoke the energy and vitality of a       painting that does have a woman         it offensively. It just reminds me of      However, this sentiment is not         States, Gaspar won the Chicago
booming Chicago during the early         in it hangs across from room 139,       how much we have grown.”                shared by all.                            Tribune’s Prize for Historical
20th Century.”                           adjacent to Exit O.                           Although there is only one                “Murals are completely            Painting.

Lane students say CTA rides chaotic: “... That’s why I drive now.”
                                         Yellow Line,” said O’Sullivan           of the bench seats tried to throw a     said Nieves.                              off the train or bus.
By Aleksandra Sebaseva                   referring to the fact that the Yellow   paper ball down Cruz’s shirt.             According to Nieves the boy kept           Though some might not hear
                                         line has only two stops.                  “I got kind of scared, and had to     “ranting” for about ten minutes,          them, CTA vehicles do have voice
    Many who use the Chicago               This past summer I had a similar      move,” said Cruz.                       during which time about twenty            recorded rules and regulations that
Transit Authority (CTA) vehicles         moment on the Irving Park Express         Daniel Budzioch, Div. 876, had        people had gotten off the bus.            are announced periodically.
to travel around the city enjoy an       bus. A few minutes into the ride,       a rather nasty encounter with a           “That personally made me feel             “Automated voice announcements
easy commute with no problems.           an old man got on the bus holding       drunken bum on the Blue line.           unsafe, because if the driver can’t       on CTA buses and trains help
Others leave their rides with some       a liter of Raspberry Smirnoff,            “There was a drunken bum sitting      be responsible enough to keep             reinforce the rules of conduct
interesting, smelly, scary, and          sat down right next to me, and          next to us. He started talking to       passengers on his vehicle safe, he        prohibited on the system,” said
even hilarious stories about what        continued to drink. He smelled like     us, and threw up all over himself,      probably won’t make responsible           Hosinski. “They also encourage
happened along the way.                  he hadn’t taken a shower in weeks.      wiped it off with his hand and then     decisions while driving that vehicle      customers to be courteous to one
  Natalie O’Sullivan, Div. 929,          I could somewhat tolerate the smell,    shook my friend’s hand. After all       and could endanger his passengers’        another.”
was coming home from downtown,           but later on when a young black         that he offered us booze,” said         lives in the future,” she said.               While traveling on the bus or
and had just transferred from the        woman got on the bus, I got mad.        Budzioch.                                 According to Catherine Hosinski,        the train can be challenging, the
Red line to the Blue line. As she          The man looked up at the woman,         “I’ve had too many CTA                a CTA Media representative, people        experiences on the CTA are not
squeezed into the overcrowded train      and casually said, “You know,           experiences…. That’s why I drive        should not be afraid to tell the          always bad.
car, she actually found a seat and sat   slavery should never have been          now,” he added.                         operator when someone is making             A man known as “Subway Jesus”
down. Not long afterwards a young        abolished.”                                For some the experiences that        them feel uncomfortable.                  is familiar to several people who
regularly dressed man came up to           The woman looked at him,              they’ve had on the CTA have made           “If a rider on a CTA bus feels         travel on the Red and Blue lines,
her while she was reading her book       realized he was drunk, laughed,         them feel unsafe about taking the       threatened as the result of another       including a number of Lanites. The
and cheerily shouted, “El blanca         and walked away. He got up,             bus/train, particularly when the        individual’s      behavior,      they     man, who wears white or purple
Diabla! Do you have any money?”          walked to where she was sitting,        person operating the vehicle does       should notify the bus operator            robes and carries a seven foot
A bit caught off guard, she laughed      and continued to badger her until       not enforce the rules of civility.      immediately,” said Hosinski.              plywood cross, actually resembles
in response “…What?” He repeated         the bus driver finally heard what           Holly Nieves, Div. 878, had an         Although not all bus drivers or         popular images of Jesus Christ. He
his request, and she replied, “No.”      the man was saying and kicked him       experience where a teenage boy          rail operators take action if some        has a long beard and hair and is
   “You liar!” he said bluntly, then     off the bus.                            started screaming on the bus about      disturbance happens, they do have         featured in a book entitled Illinois
sat down right across from her and          Lizbeth Cruz, Div. 876, also had     society being corrupt and treating      the authority to ask the person           24-7.
stared at her until he got off the       a bad experience with a man who         him like there was something            causing the disturbance to get                To encounter other interesting
train.                                   was under the influence on the 152       wrong with him.                         off the bus or train. If the person       characters just step onto one of
  “It’s never really a dull moment       Addison bus going west. A man that        “They started calling him crazy,      refuses to get off, the operator can      your local CTA vehicles.
on the train unless you’re on the        was sitting across from her on one      and asking him if he was on crack,”     call the police to escort the violator
               February 2008                                                                   News                                                                          Page 4

No system of academic probation at Lane
                                                  credits to become sophomores are the most          some have after school jobs, others have          up the class in summer school,” said Joe, Div.
By Siobhan Lally &                                likely to dropout.                                 practice for various sports or clubs, and on      854. “I figured it was okay to fail another
Crystal Lee                                          To prevent a high dropout rate, LoBosco         top of this they usually have a couple hours      class, so I failed again during one semester in
                                                  and the Lane administrative team are taking        of homework per night.                            sophomore year.”
     Selective enrollment schools accept the      other steps to ease the transition for freshmen        Unlike many years ago, kids who are              It’s not uncommon to fail multiple classes
best students; only the kids who are most         students including: parent workshops;              flunking out are no longer forced by the           in a single school year.
qualified are invited to come to Lane. If this     expanding Big Brothers and Big Sisters, so         school to leave.                                     “[My grades] were decent freshman year,
is true, why are so many students failing?        that every freshman would have an older               “Grades alone isn’t enough [to get you         but sophomore year and most of junior year
       Often times, a bad transition from         mentor; implementing mandatory tutoring            expelled],” said Coorlas. “Expulsion really       I didn’t do so well,” said an anonymous
elementary school to high school can be to        for those freshmen students who fail; possibly     has to do with the student discipline code.”      senior. “I kind of got into some bad stuff.
blame for poor grades.                            eliminating one class and adding a life               Absenteeism and behavioral issues come         I started to focus a lot more on my friends,
  “Sometimes, it’s kids who come in and it’s      skills/study skills period;                                                                          girlfriend, and just having fun. Anyway, I
the adjustment from grade school,” said Ms.       and CPS is considering a                                                                             failed about seven classes total, my GPA fell
Coorlas, the department chair of Counseling.      possible mandatory three                                                                             to a 1.7 or something. Now I’m making up
“A lot of kids, at least half, come in not used   week orientation for eighth                                                                          for everything. I don’t know if I‘ll graduate
to the way of studying.”                          graders.                                                                                             on time.”
    “My freshman year was the worst,” said             On the other hand, is                                                                             Not all students agree, however, that students
one junior who wishes to remain anonymous.        it fair to only focus on                                                                             fail because of a bad social environment.
“At my old school I was valedictorian, but [at    freshmen students when                                                                               Sometimes lack of motivation is to blame.
Lane] I almost failed biology.”                   upperclassman may be in                                                                                 “I think students fail because they lack the
 In an attempt to help ease the transition from   need of extra help?                                                                                  motivation to go on and work harder,” said
grade school to high school steps are being            Other than not being                                                                            Saleha Amreen, Div. 175. “Procrastination
taken to ensure that freshmen get the most        promoted to the next grade                                                                           is another big issue. I’m not saying you
out of their high school experience. It is part   level there is no real penalty                                                                       shouldn’t procrastinate; you just can’t help
of a “Freshmen-on-Track” program that Dr.         for not passing, except not                                                                          it at times. But try to procrastinate later. Put
LoBosco is emphasizing starting this year.        being able to graduate. To                                                                           academic matters before everything else
The idea is to help freshmen before they fall     receive a diploma a student                                                                          and you’ll propel your way though your
too far. As a first step, Freshmen Parent Night    must make up any missing                                                                             educational life.”
began this school year.                           credits in summer school                                                                                There are students who are surprised Lane
    Freshmen Parent Night is a night where        or night school.                                                                                     has no form of academic probation.
freshmen, who are receiving multiple Fs, and         It is not uncommon for                                                                               “Since Lane has such a big reputation for
their parents are invited to school to figure      students, especially at the                                                                          academics I’m surprised they don’t penalize
out ways to get the students back on track.       high school age to become                                                                            students who do horribly at school,” said
   If students do not pass their freshman year    involved in more social                                                                              Melissa Gonzalez, Div. 881. “I think they
they could be moved to a “demo division.”         activities. Students join clubs, sports, etc.      in play when expelling a student. It may          should penalize kids who show constant
In this demo division, all of the demos will      that can take away from their study time.          surprise many students to know that Lane          failures in their school work and that show
be together.                                      There are many reasons kids can begin to           does not have an official academic system of       no improvement.”
       Before they even reach the point of        flunk out, sometimes it’s problems at home,         probation.                                            However, other students are grateful that
becoming a demo though, freshmen are              sometimes students become involved with              “Kicking [students out for poor grades] is      they don’t.
usually approached by their counselor.            the wrong crowd, other times students just         not an option,” said Dr. LoBosco. “If a student      “I think it’s a good thing [that Lane does
  “As soon as the fifth week grades are out,       aren’t studying as hard as they should.            continues coming to school, they must find         not have an academic probation]” said Eloise
we look for one or more F’s,” said Coorlas.         “Most of the time it’s not that [the students]   something interesting about it and all we can     Zarco, Div. 022. “I did really bad freshman
“We then try to meet with them [and ask],         don’t belong here,” said Coorlas. “It’s            do is make it more meaningful to them.”           year first and second semester. Now as a
‘What’s your plan of action?’”                    just that kids just have too much going on            However with students constantly failing       sophomore I’m doing way better than I did
     However, at a school with over 4,000         outside school: work, taking care of siblings,     classes, an academic probation may be             before.”
students it is almost impossible to track down    and any home issue. They don’t have to be          needed in the future. Many students at Lane         Students at Lane and other high schools may
every student who might be failing. But why       awful things, just enough to preoccupy [a          sometimes make little to no effort to pass        not be expelled from school for failing now,
is there so much emphasis being put on the        student].”                                         classes, especially when they know they           but in college much more will be expected.
freshmen?                                           It is true that most high school students live   won’t be “punished.”
    Studies have shown that students who do       some of the busiest lives. They attend school        “I failed a class one semester of freshman
not succeed in getting the required amount of     for almost seven hours, five days a week,           year, but I still got promoted because I made

Caution: teenagers on road              driver’s license Jeuk was involved      car accidents,” said Jeuk. “I am        around when they
By Abigail Arroyo &                     in a car accident. He had made          accident prone.”                        first start driving.
Brigette Arroyo                         plans with his friends to go out the         In the case of Don Guillen,        There are immature
                                        day he received his license.            Div. 914, he had been behind the        and mature sixteen
    Although they have the highest          “I was coming out of an alley       wheel for five months when he            year olds [as well
accident rate of any age group, most    by my friend’s house and out of         was involved in his first accident.      as] immature and
teenagers look forward to driving.      nowhere a car came in front of me       It occurred on a snowy night when       mature eighteen year
  Studies show that in the decision-    and I hit him,” said Jeuk.              another driver tried to merge into      olds.”
making area the teenage brain is           Jeuk and the other driver didn’t     his lane without using a turn signal.        Nevertheless, Negron
still developing during the teenage     exchange information so Jeuk            The driver of the other vehicle         admits to having already been in
years. Teens have also shown that       ended up paying all the damages         admitted it was his fault and Guillen   an accident caused by common
they are the least likely to wear       on his car. Jeuk was involved in a      received money for the damages.         adolescent distractions.
seatbelts and the most likely to        more serious accident 3 weeks after          “My advice to prevent teen           “I should’ve known better than to     least a B.
drink and drive. The presence of        his first accident.                      crashes is to drive defensively and     get distracted [by my girlfriend],”         Though
other teenage passengers strongly          “My brakes did not work, so I        be on the lookout for other people,”    said Negron. “But it’s up to the        education
increases the risk that they will       didn’t have enough time to stop.        said Guillen.                           driver; people get distracted by        is an important
crash. Although teenage fatalities      When the car in front of me stopped        In many European countries the       anything. Even radios! What are         part of learning to
through the past 25 years have          I hit [it],” he said.                   driving age is 18. Most teens in the    they going to do, take radios off       drive safely, personal behavior is
decreased, there are still plenty of        The price of Jeuk’s insurance       U.S. who are accustomed to getting      cars?”                                  clearly a larger component.
teenage car accidents.                  increased and his parents told him      their licenses at 16 would not be          Several CPS high schools offer           “Classes we take prepare you
  “Junior year in high school is the    to take more precautions on the         happy with this policy.                 students Driver Education classes       to drive,” said Abel Lopez, Div.
year when everybody is looking          road. Jeuk was involved in yet               “Eighteen year olds are going      their sophomore year. At Lane           920. “[but] it’s how responsible
forward to start driving,” said         another accident afterwards, but it     to drink and drive too,” said Luis      students are required to pass the       [the person] is when nobody is
Michael Jeuk, Div.902.                  wasn’t his fault.                       Negron, Div. 921. “Age doesn’t          written exam as well as three driving   watching.”
     Two hours after receiving his          “I don’t know how to prevent        matter; people are going to mess        tests on the road with grades of at
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The appearance of wealth: students try to fit the part
                                         get cars. Agatha Obrecki, Div. 865,     be in-style.. With incomes from           my own” she said.                        shopping center located at 4104
By Monika Janczuk                        was given a 2007 Hyundai Sonata         part-time jobs, weekly allowances,            “My parents give me money            N. Harlem Ave. “In 2004, we did
                                         for her 18th birthday in December.      birthday money, and “guilt money”         depending on what it is for,” said       focus heavily on the teen consumer
      Not everyone can be a rap          Obrecki has a Shell credit card that    from parents, teenagers today have        Brittany Goodman, Div.858.               with risky photography depicting a
superstar; live large, with              she uses for gas purchases, which       disposable income that they spend                                                  bare belly, low rise jeans, and belly
a big house, and five cars.              is paid off by her uncle. Her parents   on teenage necessities, whether it        Misconceptions                           button ring.” Gelt said that the
But it seems like everyone at Lane       pay for the insurance, and she must     be Apple Bottom jeans, Ugg boots,           “Rich kids are spoiled…and have        HIPʼs goal is to attract more teen
sure is trying. Students commonly        pay off $3,000 of the approximate       North Face sweaters, or jewelry.          a materialistic attitude and make        retailers. “We have been pursuing
flaunt designer purses, expensive        $18,000 her parents paid for the car.   Additionally, it is easy to portray a     themselves noticeable,” said Halla       Aeropostale and other national ten-
clothes, jewelry, and even cars.             Jose Jimerez, Div.877, drives a     rich persona when there are online        Karaman, Div. 863. “If they have a       ants,” said Gelt.
   In an observational survey taken      2008 Nissan Altima, a car whose         sources that provide advice on how        North Face book bag, theyʼre rich.         Retailers keep a close eye on
in eight classrooms in January, one      Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price     to do so.                                 If they have more than one pair of       teenagers because they are vital
in four girls were wearing Classic       ranges from $18,230 to $28,280               Websites such as WikiHow.            Uggs or Birkenstocks, wear brand         contributors to our economy, espe-
Ugg boots, which run anywhere            according to Yahoo!Autos.               com describe step-by-step instruc-        name clothes all the time [theyʼre       cially when there is the threat of
between $100 and $160 on the                 Additionally, Jimerezʼs parents     tions on “How to look rich without        rich].”                                  a recession. Teenage Research
companyʼs official website. This         who own their on grocery store on       being rich (for teens).” Some of             Grace Clark, a senior who drives      Unlimited (TRU) claims to provide
does not include the look-alike          the North Side, give him money for      the rules include: wearing designer       a 2007 Infiniti truck, said she gets     “insights that have helped many of
Sketchers that are popular as well.      things such as gas, and they pay for    clothes (even if they are bought in       called spoiled all the time.             the worldʼs most successful com-
Thatʼs an awful lot for boots that       his insurance.                          outlet malls), wearing real jewelry          “But honestly, I prefer the word      panies and organizations devel-
tread through dirty snow, salt, and           “I was lucky enough to get         (not from stores such as Claireʼs         privileged. It isnʼt really my fault I   op meaningful connections with
mud.                                     my parents to buy it for my             that sell mostly cheap imitations),       live the life I do,” she said.           young people.” To put it bluntly,
  So how are students able to afford     18th birthday,” said Jimerez. “A        sporting nice shoes, and staying            While the well-to-do are few in        they research the world of teen
these expensive items?                   lot say Iʼm lucky, not spoiled.”        well groomed.                             number at Lane, they say that they       consumers. Everything from teen
    According to Consumer Insight            According to a survey of 105             An interesting, even comical         have experienced people who mis-         demographics, values, lifestyles,
research, 60 percent of teenagers        Lane student drivers, 30.4% own                                                   understand and unfairly stereotype       likes and dislikes, and spending
obtain their spending money from         a car that cost below $5,000                                                      them.                                    habits are studied and figured into
their parents. Additionally teenag-      while 59% said their car cost                                                          “My friends understand that         statistics and trend reports that
ers spend an average of $107 week-       between $5,000 and $15,000.                                                       money doesnʼt change who I am,”          marketers can utilize. However for
ly. Are kids at Lane this spoiled?            Many students can relate to                                                  said an anonymous senior.                a one year subscription to the web-
     “There are probably a clique        the situation of Mary Bross, Div.                                                     “Throughout my four years at         site, it costs between $22,000 and
of kids that are [spoiled],” said        879 who owns a 1995 Chevy                                                         lane I think Iʼve managed to keep a      $30,000, depending on the length
Melanie Francia, Div. 874. “They         Beretta that cost her about $1,500.                                               low profile, and my friends who are      of the subscription.
stay together so itʼs easy to point          “I bought the car myself,” said                                               just like me have also managed to           “Advertisers do know that teens
them out from those who arenʼt           Bross, with the money she earned                                                  do so,” said Clark. “I feel the big-     work hard for their money and
financially lucky.”                      at a part-time job that paid her                                                  gest misconception about “spoiledʼ       will purchase things they value the
   Students seem to associate a cer-     about $100 per week.                                                              kids is that weʼre bitchy and con-       most,” said Gelt. “I think advertis-
tain “look” with wealth. This can             According to the Lane Field                                                  ceited. Yes, Iʼve had my “b” days        ers have gotten smart about how to
include a specific style of sweater,     of Dreams website, 59 percent of                                                  but everyone goes through that.”         target teens... [they] try to appeal to
brand name pair of shoes, or even        Laneʼs student body comes from                                                       This is not to say, however, that     the value of todayʼs teens.”
personal attitude that people sport      a low-income households. This                                                     there are not some who are affluent          It is no surprise that our soci-
while walking down the hall.             should come as no surprise due to                                                 that do not try to show off their        ety likes to indulge in expensive
   “I think a good amount of Lane        Laneʼs diversity, where students                                                  wealth by showcasing their nicer         products. Celebrities on MTVʼs
kids are spoiled, especially the ones    come from all over the city and                                                   possessions.                             Cribs never fail to show off their
with like a billion Northface sweat-     from various backgrounds.                                                                                                  waxed-down, multi-hundred thou-
ers, jackets, real Birkenstocks, and       “Spoiled kids are everywhere but                                                 Media influence                         sand dollar Bentleys, Mercedes
real Coach, Louis Vuitton, Gucci         at Lane it comes off a little more                                                     After the Depression and the        Benzes, Porsches, and Ferraris.
bags,” said Allen Lee, Div. 880.         because we have such a diverse                                                    chaos of World War II, economic            Rap videos are also notorious for
    Many students are able to pay        group of kids from all different                                                  stability led to a desire to become      featuring the artistʼs wealth. While
for these things with part-time jobs     economic backgrounds, meaning                                                     a part of the growing suburban           music is produced to entertain, it
they have after school. But some         spoiled kids stand out, maybe not                                                 middle-class.        Consequently,       often becomes the dictator of what
students just have generous par-         intentionally,” said senior Grace                                                 Americans spent millions of dollars      should be sought after if one is to
ents.                                    Clark.                                                                            on TVs, automobiles, and home            have the glamorous lifestyle of
    “People call me spoiled all the                                                                                        appliances. This trend of growth         celebrities.
                                                                                     Are Apple Bottom Jeans
time!” said a Lane student, who          Portrayal or reality?                                                             and consumerism has become                   Magazines are easily attainable
wished to remain anonymous. “I               “The only reason I have name             and boots with the fur               a part of the American psyche.           and affordable sources that dictate
mean, I do own purses and nice           brand shoes is because I get a                 a status symbol?                       According to the book “The           what is popular. During division
clothes, but my parents buy them         discount,” said Sylwia Kukla, Div.                                                American Teenager: Examining             and class, several students can be
for me.”                                 921, who is employed at a Foot          piece of advice is given in point         Pop Culture,” teenagers “like            spotted hiding a magazine behind
    Each of the six purses this stu-     Locker.                                 three about shoes. It says:               nothing better than spending their       a book. Magazines such as Vogue,
dent owns is designer. The least             While there are privileged or       “Birkenstocks (if you get these,          earnings on clothes, entertain-          Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle, and
expensive purse, a Hamptons              “lucky” kids at Lane, why do the        they MUST be real - the devil is in       ment, and fast food. Brand names         InStyle are the largest-selling
Signature Carryall, cost a little over   majority of students find them-         the details and girls WILL notice         and fashionable merchandise have         young womenʼs magazines and are
$200, and the most expensive, a          selves wanting the same luxuries        if they are real), the same goes          become central to adolescent             famous for style and beauty tips.
Dolce & Gabbana tote, cost $650.         that the wealthy possess?               for Uggs. For winter if you want          identity for many young people.”              “I look at Cosmo to look at
   The most prominent way to iden-         “There are always a bunch of kids     boots that arenʼt Uggs, make sure           Last year, teens spent $179 billion    clothes” said Karaman, while flip-
tify students with extra cash is to      that want to fit in so yeah theyʼre     theyʼre leather or suede, nylon is        on products. Twenty-seven percent        ping through the magazine before
look at the car they drive.              gonna try to buy expensive things,”     trash.” (sic)                             of teens earned money from odd           class.
     Kamil Czyzewski, Div. 858,          said Daniel Dyrda, Div. 052. “Iʼm           While few enjoy these higher-         jobs, while 60 percent said they            Reality TV shows such MTVʼs
drives a 2005 Infiniti G35 that          sure there are rich people as well      end luxuries, most students say           receive money from their parents         Sweet Sixteen portray rich, spoiled,
Czyzewskiʼs parents paid half            though.”                                that they own “average” items. For        whenever they asked. This statistic      soon to be 16 year-olds, who want
for. He does, however, pay the             The truth is, whether consciously     example, Francia said she does not        might explain how some of Laneʼs         the best, most expensive party that
other half off with the money he         or subconsciously, most teenag-         depend on her parents to supply her       students sit behind top of the line,     no one will forget. While it is
earns at a part-time job. The car        ers want to look good in front of       with money unless itʼs for things         brand new cars.                          unlikely to see wealth and behavior
was an 18th birthday present.            their peers and believe they can        like a fee for school.                     “We definitely value our teen shop-     like this among Lane students, it
    The 18th birthday seems to be        do so by spending their money             “If itʼs just for shopping and stuff,   pers” said Edan Gelt, Corporate          doesnʼt mean theyʼre not trying.
a popular occasion for students to       on clothes that are considered to       I try to sacrifice and pay for it on      Marketing Director at the HIP, a
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Do I look fat? Overweight students struggle to fit in
                                                        someone who I am not physically attracted             loss program at the local Boys and Girls Club.         Although he was physically active, losing
By Adisa Dardagan                                       to,” said an anonymous senior.                            “At first, I was losing only five pounds a        weight was not immediate for Marchan.
                                                          Some students claim to look closer than just        month and eating about 3,000 calories a day,”          “Back then, we did not have video games.
   Greasy fast-food, late nights in front of a          at what meets the eye.                                she said. “After I got some expert advice, I        I liked playing baseball with my friends, but
television set, and no motivation for exercise            “I do not care how people look. In the end,         started counting my calories, working out,          since I was a slow runner and I got tired easily
is a way of life for one out of five American            personality is always the key,” said Ruben            and I dropped more weight. It was a slow            the only way I knew I would drop weight fast
teenagers.                                              Astorga, Div. 919.                                    process.”                                           was to starve myself. That’s what I did.”
   Some students are not afraid to judge their              The World Health Organization (WHO)                   What difference does being thin make in           Studies show that obesity has skyrocketed in
peers based on weight.                                  has acknowledged obesity as a spreading               today’s society?                                                  the past 20 years, largely because
   “When I see an obese person, I just think
they do not take care of themselves,” said an
                                                        epidemic. When people eat more calories
                                                        than they burn off, their bodies store the extra
                                                                                                                 “Losing weight changed
                                                                                                              the way guys look at me,”      “Losing weight                     of the cultural changes brought on
                                                                                                                                                                                by technological advancements,
anonymous junior.
   “I think obese people are lazy. It may not
                                                        calories as fat. As this pattern continues, more
                                                        fat starts to build up. Using the Body Mass
                                                                                                              said the same junior. “This
                                                                                                              does not get to me because      changed the                       which have led teens to a more
                                                                                                                                                                                sedentary lifestyle spent mostly

                                                                                                                                             way guys look
be their fault, but they should receive some            Index (BMI), a measure of body fat based              it has only made me realize                                       indoors.
medical attention or arrange for a work-out             on height and weight, doctors determine if            that people care about                                                Also a contributor to weight
plan,” said another anonymous junior.                   an individual is “overweight” or “obese.” A           appearance more than                                              problems among teens is that
  Other students agree.
  “I would not date an extremely obese girl,”
                                                        person who is overweight has a BMI of 25-
                                                        30. Individuals with a BMI of 30 and above
                                                                                                              anything else. As sad as it
                                                                                                              is, people are superficial.”
                                                                                                                                              at me,” said                      food can get used a way of cope
                                                                                                                                                                                with depression. Dealing with
said Ben Leon, Div. 882. “If she is a heavier
girl, but curvaceous (“thick”), then I would
                                                        are considered obese.
                                                          According to recent studies, 16 to 33 percent of
                                                                                                                   Other girls agree that
                                                                                                              attempts at weight-loss        an anonymous                       the stresses of school, parents’
                                                                                                                                                                                divorce, feelings of social
not have a problem with her weight.”                    teens are obese. That percentage has tripled since    should be for one’s own                                           isolation, and other childhood
    Some students find it difficult to be in a            1980, when only five to 11 percent of teenagers        benefit, not others.                                               problems can all lead young
relationship without physical attraction.               were obese. Three-hundred thousand deaths                  “Girls should not lose                                       people into over-eating. This
   “Appearance is the most important factor             occur every year due to poor or no exercise           weight because they want                            presents a problem for many students who
in a relationship because I can not be with             and unhealthy nutrition. For the first time in a       to impress guys. Instead, they should be
                                                                                                                                                                  struggle to lose weight.
                                                                                    century, American         concerned about heart disease and living a
                                                                                                                                                                      “I am not motivated to exercise if I am
                                                                                    adolescents       face    longer and healthier life,” said an anonymous
                                                                                                                                                                  frustrated and unhappy,” said an anonymous
                                                                                    a      shorter     life   junior.
                                                                                                                                                                  Lane freshman.
                                                                                    expectancy than their       Attempts to lose weight are often stopped by
                                                                                                                                                                    Genetics can play a role in weight problems.
                                                                                    parents.                  difficulties to stay on track.
                                                                                                                                                                  In fact, studies show that children born of
                                                                                        Many people do           “I have tried different diets, work-out plans,
                                                                                                                                                                  obese parents have an 80 percent chance of
                                                                                    not know the real         and even a physical fitness expert,” said an
                                                                                                                                                                  being overweight.
                                                                                    struggles      behind     anonymous junior at Amundsen. “I find it very
                                                                                                                                                                      Obesity can increase the chances of high
                                                                                    being overweight.         hard to exercise after a long day at school. I
                                                                                                                                                                  blood pressure, diabetes, and respiratory
                                                                                        “I used to walk       think I will always be overweight.”
                                                                                                                                                                  problems. Overweight teenagers also develop
                                                                                    to class very slow.            Obesity created the same difficulties 15
                                                                                                                                                                  low self-esteem and low energy.
                                                                                    I could not run as        years ago as it does today.
                                                                                                                                                                     Teens can avoid becoming obese by using
                                                                                    fast and I got tired           “I was overweight in junior high,” said
                                                                                                                                                                  weight-management          programs,      which
                                                                                    often,” said an           Mr. Marchan, a Physical Education teacher
                                                                                                                                                                  encourage watching portion sizes and eating
                                                                                    anonymous junior          and Track Coach at Lane. “Nobody directly
                                                                                                                                                                  less calories. Individuals can increase their
                                                                                    who used to be            picked on me, but fat jokes directed towards
                                                                                                                                                                  physical activity by taking more Physical
                                                                                    slightly overweight.      me always came up.”
                                                                                                                                                                  Education classes. Using the BMI, teens
                                                                                       She has, however,         Marchan’s weight issues started at a young
                                                                                                                                                                  can watch if their height and weight are
                                                                                    managed to change         age.
                                                                                    her habits and                “My mother worked in the evenings and I
                                                                                                                                                                     “Obesity is a choice people make and only
                                                                                    unhealthy lifestyle       stayed with my aunt. My aunt spoiled me. She
                                                                                                                                                                  they can change that,” said Marchan.
                                                                                    by joining a weight-      always gave me junk food,” he said.

>>Candidates                                   “I’m actually a follower of Ron Paul’s    >>Programming                                                 been avoided with a little more organization and stricter
Continued from page 1                        campaign though [he does not] really        Continued from page 1                                         enforcement of the rules.
known as Super Tuesday, asked Face-          have a chance,” said Szeliski.              ways to obtain signatures earlier than they should have.        “This year’s programming went pretty well,” said Lin.
book users: “Which of these would                Others explain why it can even be                                                                     “The only thing I would suggest is making [seating]
                                             difficult to vote for a candidate with       In past years, when teachers were all grouped together
make you the most likely to vote?”                                                                                                                     sections for certain colors so that everyone would be
Nearly 70 percent wished that they           whom they share political values.           in the cafeteria to sign programs, security personnel
could cast their ballots online, 17 per-       “I’m a democrat through and through,      checked students’ programs as they entered to make            forced to sit in one area and [speed up the process].”
cent would prefer voting on the week-        and they each have certain ideas and        sure that only the appropriate GPA groups got in. With          An additional complaint voiced by students was that
end, while 11 percent said it should be      points but none of [the candidates] re-                                                                   spots in popular classes were already taken up because
a legal requirement to vote.                 ally seem like they could really take the   teachers spread throughout the building this year no
                                             lead and be a really good president,”       such measures were taken.                                     teachers had signed up several students days before.
    Many students are uncomfortable
with the notion that everyone should         said Kirstin Anderson, Div. 907.               “Many kids roamed the halls until they saw people            “If teachers are going to hold spots for students before
be forced to vote. They compare it to          Political Science teacher, Mr. Carlson,   exit the lunchroom and followed them to go get their          programming day, then there’s no point in even having
voting for candidates in lower offices,       conducted a mock primary election                                                                         an electives fair,” said Kazmi.
which sometimes contain names that           among his classes, which resembled          classes signed,” said Megha Shah, Div. 923.
                                             the actual ballots. The results were as       “One drawback ... was that students could easily sit in        Some teachers, however, believe there are good rea-
many have never even heard of.
   “You can’t mandate people to vote,”       follows: Barack Obama received 73           bathrooms waiting for people to come out,” said Kyle          sons for signing a student’s program early.
said Ciprian Tucaliuc, Div. 923. “If you     percent of the vote for the Democrats
                                                                                         Lin, Div. 915.                                                   “I signed one program in advance,” said Ms. Lang-
did then you would have a bunch of           (40 out of 55 students voted for him                                                                      ford. “She had an extremely high GPA (way over 4.0)
idiots voting for candidates randomly.       over Hillary Clinton) and John Mc-            Other students noticed that people who arrived late to
                                             Cain received 77 percent of the vote for    the cafeteria ended up being dismissed earlier than they      and she had a family matter to attend that afternoon.”
If people are forced to vote, they’ll vote
for someone out of spite and they can        the Republicans (10 students voted for      should have because they were closer to the exit.                Many students suggested IMPACT was partially to
easily be bribed because they are indif-     him while two voted for Mitt Romney,                                                                      blame for all the chaos at programming.
                                             one for Ron Paul, and none for Mike            “I didn’t think it was fair how some students with
ferent [about the election] and [would                                                                                                                    “Many GPAs were wrong,” said Daisy Macias, Div.
consequently] change the outcome of a        Huckabee).                                  the same color sticker as someone else who had been
                                                 There are also mixed feelings about                                                                   924. “Even if it was only by .1, a person with a 4.0
fair election.”                                                                          waiting there longer, would just walk in and they were
  There are some students who have al-       the upcoming election.                                                                                    instead had a 3.9, and therefore didn’t get the highest
                                               “I’m encouraged by how many candi-
                                                                                         able to [leave and] get their classes signed first,” said
ready cast their ballots and know exact-                                                                                                               ranked sticker.”
ly why they voted for that candidate.        dates want change,” said Szeliski. “I’m     Shaheen Kazmi, Div. 920.
                                                                                                                                                          “I think the school should have handled it better by
   “I voted for John McCain. I always        also frustrated by the amount of stu-          “Students with lower GPAs were sometimes able to
vote Republican, even though I took          dents that think I made up Ron Paul.”                                                                     printing out a copy of our report cards beforehand,”
                                                                                         sneak out of the lunchroom and obtain signatures be-
the time to look at Democratic posi-            This election will be a historic and                                                                   said an anonymous sophomore. “Also, they should
                                             memorable one. Consequently, stu-           fore students with higher GPAs,” said Gonsalves.
tions on the issues of the day,” said                                                                                                                  have rescheduled programming because we received
Zajler. “McCain is my ideal candidate        dents are expressing its importance and        “I wouldn’t have arrived at the lunchroom early if I
                                             why students of voting age should par-
                                                                                                                                                       our report cards so late and everything just seemed
because he and I agree on almost ev-                                                     knew they were going to let students waiting in the hall-
ery issue, such as immigration and the       ticipate in he process.                                                                                   rushed for no reason.”
                                                                                         ways fill up spots in the lunchroom and let them leave
economy.”                                        “It’s exciting because of the diver-                                                                     “[Programming] wasn’t a success, but it wasn’t a to-
                                             sity,” said Hobaugh. “Young people are      first,” said James Chon, Div. 919.
   Some have not quite made up their                                                                                                                   tal failure either,” said Macias. “I just hope next year’s
minds but have an idea of who they           worried, defense is important, and new          Some students suggested this problem could have
                                                                                                                                                       programming gets better.”
might vote for.                              people are running.”
                          February 2008                                                                                                                                 Love                                                                                                               Page 7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Crystal I Love You!!! Division 860 What
Kievo decirte k eres el amor demi vida, k eres mi principal                                                                                                                                                                                                           up?! And Cassandraaa G. Happy Valentineʼs
pensamiento, xk al besarte y abrazarte mi corazón palpia con
toda su intensidad y mi mundo c llena de alegría, xk sin uno d
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Day!! =]
tus besos yo moriría ... TK1chng samanha ortega!                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John Comia ʻ08
                                                       Juan C.
Pinky! Lene! Mari!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     “TRUTH IS TREASON IN THE EMIPRE OF LIES”
you all are the bestest chicas ever. You all rock my socks       To that special “bumblebee”                                                    Jessica Zuniga,                                                Gigi,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Ron Paul R[evol]ution
Happy valentines day!
                                                                 Iʼm going to miss those calls at night,
                                                                                                                                                “One shade the more, one                                       Will you be my sunshine, my
                                                                 Those nice rides in your car, your                                                                                                            shining beam of hope, my well of
To my bestest friend Ashley! Hope all                            funny jokes, your funny laugh, but                                             ray the less, Had half im-                                     inspiration and most importantly,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To Marta, Gracie and Emily <3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ahh fun times at ihop/gayhop ^^ we need to go more
goes well. Happy Valentines Day!                                 most of all your sweet, warm smile.                                            paired the nameless grace                                                                                             often lol
                                                                                                                                                                                                               my love?                                               Emily - WATCH OUT THE ZOMBIES ARE GONNA
Sherrell you light up my life!
                                                                                                                  -Love Jessica                 which waves in every raven                                                   -Your Secret Admirer                     COME OUT OF THE PAPER!!!! >.<
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gracie - How many years have I been in school with
Here is to the best friend any one could have, Nora, Danela,
Jary, LIz, Sarah, Rocio, and of course Lucy! I love you all,     Happy Valentineʼs Day to My                                                    tress, or softly lightens oʼer                                                                                        you? 14? And why does everybody call you Gracie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      now? lol
now & forever
                                                   -Special K    Senior Class Officers, Mrs. Cole-                                               her face; were thoughts                                        HIGH SCHOOL                                            Marta - So....whats up with you?
P.S. & Stephen & Chris & Raul
Hey BABE!!
                                                                 man-Parker, and Ms. Ray.
                                                                                                                                                serenely sweet express                                         SWEETHEART!                                            2PT wishes Happy Valentineʼs Day to:
                                                                        I LOVE YOU ALL                                                                                                                                                                                  Weatherman, Wulf, Hog, Rat, moose and the
ER... WITH ALL THE “SNOW DAYS”, YOUʼRE THE ONLY                          UR Vice President                                                      How pure, how dear their                                                                                              weatherwoman.
                                                                             Carina =D                                                          dwelling place”                                                YOU ROCK                                               We <3 you Mr. jimenez
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        JP na 100%
Dear Mauricio, Iʼve known you for 17 years and
you are by far the cutest coolest cat ever. P.S.: Mi-            To: Marcos Chagoya. Iʼm not gonna lie. I                                       By my valentine, fair maid.                                    MY WORLD!                                              be our valentine!!!
cheelle thinks youʼre a dork. PSS. Mauricio I donʼt
see nothing wrong with a little bump and grinding.
                                                                 donʼt know what it was about you that caught
                                                                 my eye. Couldʼve been your style, mustʼve                                                        -Ze secretary                                I LOVE YOU!                                            always G, E, and X!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I just want to shout out to Ben Adisa, Devonne, Tamanna, and
                                                                 been your smile. Or maybe the way you
To Ben - My favorite 7th and 8th                                 moved to that Rihanna song was what drove                                      To my Nora bear <3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      everyone else in AP World History 8th period. Also my right hand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dehisia Brown and Div 874.
 period buddy ever - Tamanna                                     me wild. Whatever it is, when I see you I                                      Since Kris wouldnʼt get an ad for you ::shakes fist::
                                                                                                                                                (I see how it is) I decided I would write one for you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Always & forever,                             Happy Valentineʼs Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Nicole Latimore
                                                                 start blushing like a child.-Ms. Anonymous                                     lol So 4 time ahh the fun orchestra
                                                                                                                                                memories lol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Amanda                                Theresa Rae Galvez-Medina be
Joe Rodriguez,
    You have a secret admirer. Hereʼs a clue:                    Hey amor! Just wanted to let you know                                          Anywho! I love you my white chocolate koala bear! <3
                                                                                                                                                -Your Dark chocolte koala bear <3 (beat that Kris lol jk)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hey corazón lindo (Cristian Rodriguez)                 my SUNSHINE forever!
                                                                 that Iʼm really happy to be with you                                                                                                              Happy Valentineʼs Day!!! Itʼs been 7 months
My lockers by Z (3rd floor). You know me.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               that I wouldnʼt trade for the world. Being with        Love, B.B.
                                                                 and that youʼre such an amazing guy! I                                         To my one and only Juachy...                                   you has made me soo happy. This relationship           BSOS to my amores! Cheerios, Honeybunsh, Cocoa
To all my friends thank you for always being there when I                                                                                                                                                                                                             Puffs, Froot Loops, Capn Crunch & Special K! Thanks
needed you guys the most. You guys are awesome and will
                                                                 canʼt thank you enough for always be-                                             So wow... Itʼs amazing how we made it through all of
                                                                                                                                                                                                               has been filled with ups and downs that have
                                                                                                                                                the drama. Babe, I want you to know that I have never been                                                            for everything, I really appreciate you all! Hope u have
always rock. Wish you all a spectacular Valentineʼs Day.         ing there for me, and making me laugh                                          happier then when I am with you. You have made such a          made us much stronger as a couple. All the             have a Happy Valentineʼs Day!
                                                                 when Iʼm down. You bring a smile to                                            great impact on my life, and I can honestly say that youʼve    memories that we share are very special to me.                                              xoxo Lucky Charms
                                                                                                                                                made me a better person. The past seven months have            Nunca olvides que siempre estare aqui cualquier        Mi Tesorina, We have seen eachother through every-
To all my friends: Knocknee, Red, Trice, Shakira, Cherokee,      my face everyday! -Liz                                                         changed my life and I canʼt possibly picture my life without                                                          thing and known a love most people can only dream of.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               cosa que necesites. Even though I may not say
Wardlow, meccy, Gary, Shannon, Squillo, Buddha, Ariel,           Hey amor! Just wanted to let you know                                          you. You have shown me the true meaning of love, and I
                                                                                                                                                                                                               iit enough, I do appreciate everything you do for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Weeks turn to months, months to a year, and soon years
Marisol, Ashley, Kentrell, Tornika, Autumn, Dillon, D-Wade,                                                                                     know one day that our plans for the future will come true.
                                                                 that Iʼm really happy to be with you                                                                                                                                                                 turning to a lifetime. Love eternal, You Know Who
Amanda, Chetta, Tesa, Kita, Gyp, and Janelle. Thanx 4 the                                                                                       Youʼre the best thing that has ever happened to me. Happy      me and the way you care about me soo much.
last 4 years. Iʼma miss yaʼll. -Joanay                           and that youʼre such an amzing guy! I                                          Valentineʼs Day! I LOVE YOU!                                   Siempre ocuparas un lugar muy especial y unico         We love you Monika, you know we do! Nobody has a
                                                                 canʼt thank you enough for always being                                                                                              Mandy    en mi corazón.                                         colder heart than you. Your hair color changes as easily
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TE ADORO CON TODO TU CORAZON                    as your mood. But out of the three of us, no one is more
IVAN, BRITNEY, STEPH, INU, DEBBIE, AND EVERYONE                  there for me and making me laugh when                                                                                  (<3 July 3, 2007 <3)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gorgeous than you.               - C-n-N
                                                                 Iʼm down. You bring a smile to my face                                         P.S. Giggity-Giggity-Goo...                                                                               Dalila
                  LOVE SHARON                                                                                                                                                LOL                                                                P.S. Luv u more
                                                                 everyday! -Liz                                                                                                                                                                                       To my T-tall Baller, I love you like a fat kid loves cake!
                                                                                                                                                My dear baby bunny, we are now making three
Siobhan, you are my favorite                                                                                                                    years. What a ride this has been. We have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Happy sexii Valentineʼs Day boo boo! Oh & remember: I

white girl.                                                      Happy Valentineʼs                                                              practically shared our entire high school experi-              Happy Valentineʼs Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      make it boom dynamite, I watch u sleep at night.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          -Luv always, Telikapathic Blackhole
                            -Alex                                                                                                               ence together. We have become pretty in tune
                                                                 Day Ben! ;)                                                                                                                                                                                          I hope you graduate!
                                                                                                                                                with eachother and know what to expect from
Just a reminder of how much I love and care for
                                                                                                                                                eachother. We have grown up together through
you. You mean the world to me, every moment
                                                                                                                                                some of our critical moments as teenagers!                                                                                                              - your one & only
with you is amazing! You are my sunshine! <3
                                                                                                                                                LEILANI, look forward to growing much older
                                                                                                                          - :) A                                                                                                                                                 Jenny I love you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                               I love you!
                                                                                                                                                with you still in my life, because everyday I
To all the wonderful people I know:                                                                                                             know you, I love you even more. ... I know, I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              George loves Danielle 2!
I love you all. Happy Valentineʼs Day, to all of
the seniors of Class of ʻ08.
                                                                 C.J,                                                                           know, cliche, but it fits. Happy Anniversary

Happy Valentineʼs Day Luis!                                      Forever & always                                                                                                                                                                                     Would you BBBBEEE My
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Valentine Kelly Anne Mulvaney
                                                                                                                                                HAPPY VALENTINES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        from “Sugar Muffin”
                                                                       <3 L.C.                                                                  DAY TO MY LOVES:                                                                                                      Division 857 Mr. Harper! Happy Valentineʼs Day my
Kirby enjoy you                                                                                                                                 COCOA PUFFS, CHEER-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      loves! You guys are the best in the world! You make

                                                                 Catherine                                                                                                                                                                                            Division super fan!           Love you lots,

moldy Goldfish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tina Trajkovska
                                                                 There are no words that describe how hap-
                                                                 py I feel to have you by my side. The time
                                                                                                                                                IOS, LUCKY CHARMS,
To Jake Steel,
Happy Valentineʼs Day! Suprise!
I just wanted to let you know thereʼs no other glass of choco-
late milk Iʼd rather be next to. (~^_^~)
                                                                 Iʼve been with you has been the best. Iʼm
                                                                 thrilled to have such a special girl with me,
                                                                 and Iʼm glad that I can spend Valentineʼs
                                                                                                                                                CAPʼ N CRUNCH, SPE-
                                                                                                                                                CIAL K, FROOT LOOPS,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               -Juan Antonio Camacho-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No hay palabras suficientes para
                   Mahal kita, The Muffin <3                                                                                                                                                                    describir todo el amor que te tengo pero te quiero
To Anetaboo and Maggielicious and Jumbe. I love
                                                                 with you. I love you babe. -Jesus
                                                                                                                                                KRISTINA AND JES-                                              decir, con el corazón en la mano que tú para mí
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh thar yar! I know this song! Weapon of mass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      seduction! I was asking him for a stick of

                                                                         *GFH*                                                                  SALYNN! I LOVE YOU
all you creepos and stalkers even though none                                                                                                                                                                  eres alguien muy especial e importante que quiero                      ...gobble gobble...
of you guys would ODGras with me! love your                                                                                                                                                                    muchísimo. Nunca pensé que te fueras a convertir                Thanks for the good lines, guys! -Megan 853
home-skillet Raquelly
                                                                                                                                                GUYS!                                                          en alguien muy especial pero atravez de los días
                                                                                                                                                                                                               te metiste muy dentro de mi corazón. Gracias por       Michael Hufana has a cute
TIM NOVAK, I think                                                                                                                                     -HONEY BUNCH                                            ser comprensible, amoroso y respetuos. Gracias

                                                                 Est. Nov. 06                                                                                                                                                                                                  butt!
                                                                                                                                                                                                               por todos los “te quiero mucho”. Yo se que hemos

youʼre really cute!                                                                                                                                                                                            cometido errores con el uno al otro pero creo que al
                                                                                                                                                                                                               reconocer esos errores, nos ha acercado más fuerte.    Togst Ganbold, will you be my boy-
Jesus, stop seducing teach-                                      JESSE PRADO!                                                                                  *Senior Swimmers*                               Gracias por todo el cariño y amor que me has dado.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tú eres todo lo que yo no soy y yo soy todo lo que
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      friend?            - Love, Ray Branda
                                                                    “Hey whatʼs up?” Happy Valentineʼs Day! Iʼm look-                           Jill, Ashley, Nicole, Michelle, & Morgan! I love                                                                                       P.S. I love the picture you gave me.
ers. Happy Valentines Day!                                       ing forward to a fresh start. I want to let go and think                       you guys soo much! You guys made every min-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               tú no eres. Te quiero mucho! I LOVE YOU!
                                                                                                                                                                                                               <3 3-23-07 <3
                                                                 of the future. Everytime we are together, we just have                         ute of practice worthwhile over these past four
                                                                 a great time. And we could never stop talking, hug-                                                                                                                                                  Kirby Piatek,
To my personal Ice Cream Scooper                                                                                                                years! Iʼm going to miss you! You ladies! Happy
Happy Valentineʼs Day!                                           ging, or kissing. It feels good to be with you.
                                                                                                                                                Valentineʼs Day! Be good! :)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               -SAMANTHA ORTEGA-                                        I was always too shy to talk to you.
Iʼm still waiting for my free ice cream =]                       XO Your boo boo,
                                        From: Your punk jazzy    Brooke Alexis                                                                                                          Smooches <3            I remember when I first saw you by                                         -Joe Loscuito
                                                                 P.S. B is for Brooke! Lalala! JB, JB, JB!                                                                                 Amanda              beboba.                                                To my C.A.L.L. Girls,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I just want you all to know that it makes so happy and glad to
Happy Valentineʼs Day! Thanks for being my
friends. To: Jesus Solis, Wilson Robles, Nina                    HAPPY 18th B-DAY ALEX!!!                                                       I love every person ever! I love cheese. I love                I remember our first kiss in mattʼs                     have you girls in my life. Thank You for always having my back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and caring so much about me. Mahal na Mahal ko kayo at salamat
                                                                                                                                                Samantha. I love pizza sandwiches. I love lamp.
Tobar, Philby Philip and Alyssa De Castro                        I canʼt believe that weʼre seniors already.
                                                                                                                                                I love carpet. I love chest. I love the letter 6. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                               car                                                    sa lahat!. -Love, Lorie Pangilinan
From: Cynthia Trujillo                                           You have been my absolute best friend for
                                                                                                                                                love the number 456712469AB. I love straw. I                   I remember our first “I love you” in                    To all my desi benchods and Chodiyas: Iʼm going
                                                                 the past 4 years. You have been there for me
Mrs. Yee,                                                        through the good and bad and we have cre-
                                                                                                                                                love cardboard. I love feet. I love sexy. I love               my room.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to miss you guys after high school. Weʼve had some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      memorable times these past few years. Just know that I
                                                                                                                                                Justin Timberlakeʼs curls on Thursdays! I love
Division 881 misses you.                                         ated many fun memories together. I love you                                    charcoal. I love magical unicorns.                             I remember our first dance at prom.                     will always love you guys! Aw! :) -Love, Kubu.
                                                                 like a sister! Go Iowa State!!! Go H.S 101!!                                               Happy Valentineʼs Day!!!                           I remember our first good bye at                        Jay Noga, you are super fly. These past two
Mrs. Garcia,                                                                                                                                                                                                   the airport.                                           years have been the best years of my life. I
                                                                 Dearest Black Sharpie,
                                                                                                                                                Hey Sandy... Um... my
Whyʼd you come back?                                              Where my girls at? Uh huh... see I donʼt need that1 Oh no you didnʼt!
                                                                                                                                                                                                               I remember our final hello for the                      love you.                         -Jill
                                                                                                                                                mother wants to know when
                                                                 Would you like to open an account? Hereʼs a pamphlet superstar. Vill yoo be
                                                                 mah boo-boo bear? Happy Valentineʼs Day honey bunches!
                                                                                                                                                                                                               rest of our lives.
-881                                                                                                                                Luv aaf,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BRIG! I would simply be lost with-
I <3 Estefania Reyna!!!!!!                                       First of all George loves Danielle and David loves Jenny
                                                                                                                                                youʼre coming over for din-                                                                             Pookie        out you! I Love You Girl! <3 Always
like a lot
                                                                 and I LOVE YOU LAURA! LAURA! LAURA! LAURA!
                                                                 LAURA! LAURA!LAURA! LAURA! LAURA! LAURA!
                                                                                                                                                         ner again?                                            SZUK! We love you even though                                                       A-manda
                                                                 LAURA! LAURA!LAURA! LAURA! LAURA! LAURA!
                                                                 LAURA! LAURA!                                                                                --Tam Nguyen                                     you keep threatneing to drop us.                       Happy Valent....
                                                                                                                                                                                                               And weʼre never going to have                          Sorry to dissapoint you, we just
Michelle! Michelle!                                              Sure Monika....
                                                                                                                                                To my Carribean Passion, no one is lovelier than you,
                                                                                                                                                except me. But really iʼm glad we get to spend so much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      couldnʼt finish. lol jk We love you
                                                                                                                                                time together our senior year, even getting a bit sick of      perfect attendance...or be on time.
Michelle! Michelle! Hi!                                          NOTT!!!                                                                        you. But I love you!                          -Carolina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -Div 880 <3                      Sam O! --Khushbu, Katie, Aneta
                  February 2008                                                                 Features                                                                        Page 8

                                                                                                                              Unwanted pregnancy
Love from afar
By Lucia Ramirez &                        as many communication options           tion between how frequently you
                                                                                                                              makes for tough decisions
                                                                                                                             By Delaney Savoie

                                                                                                                                   According to troubledteens.
                                                                                                                                                                      es depending on the stage of the
                                                                                                                                                                      mother’s pregnancy.
Stephanie Lopez                           that the technological advances         visit your partner and how suc-                                                        “[The abortion clinic] used the
                                          of today have made available.           cessful your relationship will be.         com, a parental help website,            vacuum method,” said Kate. “They
                                                                                                                             46.8 percent of all high school          put me to sleep and vacuumed
   A famous love song by Richard            “We have many ways of talking,”            Most long-distance relation-          students admitted to having pre-
Marx reads “…whatever it takes            said Mayra Maldonado, Div. 923,         ships, however, do not have posi-                                                   [it] out. I was pretty scared.”
                                                                                                                             marital sex during high school.            However, any type of abortion is
or how my heart breaks I will be          whose boyfriend lives in Florida.       tive outcomes.                             With raging, unbalanced hor-
right here waiting for you…” This         “Sometimes I call him, but I love         “I thought it was going to work                                                   usually going to be a couple hun-
                                                                                                                             mones and sex so prominent in            dred dollars.
identifies many couples who, due           talking to him online because I         but after almost one year I felt           the media, it has become more               “It was $375,” said Kate. “I could
to “destiny obstacles,” live in dif-      get to see him through the web-         like I was hindering her from be-          and more tempting for students           have gotten a designer purse in-
ferent cities.                            cam.”                                   ing happy,” said a senior at Lane,         to engage in sexual activity dur-        stead, but oh well.”
  According to psychologist Emil-            So, what is the key to making a      who asked to be called Giovanni.           ing high school.                            Not only do abortions affect the
iano De la Cruz, when the senti-          long distance relationship work?        “I felt bad because she would tell            Lane is equipped with a sexual        bank account, but they also can
ment is true on both sides, the              “Distance cannot, and will not       me that it was hard, so we broke           education program to teach the           cause psychological hardships
                                                                                                                             consequences of premarital sex           on everyone involved. Such emo-
distance ends up being just an-           hurt a bond between two people          up.”                                       such as STDs and pregnancy.
other stage for the couple, and           that is based on mutual respect,           For many it was easier to let go                                                 tional consequences can include:
                                                                                                                             However, several students still          post traumatic stress, sexual dys-
even serves to bring them closer          trust, commitment, and love,”           than to keep fighting for some-             begin their sexual lives with a
together. This is beneficial be-           said De La Cruz. “With distance         thing they did not believe in.                                                      function, drug abuse, eating dis-
                                                                                                                             mindset of “that only happens            orders, and many more.
cause it consolidates a deep rela-        involved these attributes have            “As much as I wanted to be with          on TV” or “that could never hap-           However, Kate tried to make the
tionship in which both are aware          greater significance. One does           her I had to be strong and let go;         pen to me.” This perspective leads       best out of her situation.
of the effort that it involves.            not need to be physically close         she deserved happiness,” said              to students having sex without              “It hasn’t really affected my life
    According to an article pub-          to get to know each other better.       Giovanni. “Sometimes letting               condoms or any other method of           that much because I didn’t let it
lished on longdistancerelation-           The love can grow by having se-         go of someone you love is the              birth control.                           affect my life,” she said. “I took it as, about seven million            curity and fluid communication.”         right thing for both yourself and             For one anonymous 18 year-old         a wake up call to be more careful
                                                                                                                             Lane senior, who will be referred        with my choices in life. I definitely
couples in the U.S. maintain a              For many it is not easy because       them.”                                     to as “Kate,” this behavior lead her
long distance relationship. This          humans need physical contact to           Long-distance relationships are                                                   learned that all actions have con-
                                                                                                                             to the abortion clinic.                  sequences. It was my mistake and
includes 2.5 to 3 million long dis-       feel care and love. According to        also difficult when those involved               Kate had been sexually active
tance marriages and between 3   ,          don’t get support from friends                                                      I made it so I can get back up and
                                                                                                                             for a few years without the use          on the right path towards success
and 4.5 million dating couples.           touch is a powerful force and           and family.                                of condoms or any other birth            in my life. It was a lesson learned.”
Up to 50 percent of first-year             has some amazing effects on the             “I’m constantly being told that         control before she became preg-                Sometimes, even when the
college students report being in          body that we don’t fully under-         I’m dumb for being with him,”              nant.                                    couple is using protection, inci-
involved in a long distance rela-         stand.                                  said Cristina Marinez, a student             “I noticed that I didn’t get my pe-    dents occur that are beyond their
tionship.                                     “We have been going out for         at Kelly High School who also has          riod in a long time,” said Kate. “So     control.
   There are many obstacles for a         almost a year now,” said Reyes.         a long distance relationship with          I took a pregnancy test. Actually, I       “I took The Morning-After Pill be-
                                                                                                                             took three because I was in deni-        cause the condom came off dur-
long distance relationship.               “I have learned so much from            a guy in Mexico. “People tell me           al. And of course, I was pregnant,
  “My boyfriend lives in Houston,         this experience. I never take for       that he’s probably cheating on                                                      ing the act,” said an anonymous
                                                                                                                             almost by ten weeks, in fact.”           junior. “That’s when I began using
TX and I live in Summit, IL,” said        granted any moment we spend             me, but I believe in him and be-               In this type of situation many
Denise Reyes, a junior at Argo            together, and every time we see         lieve in what we have.”                                                             birth control pills.”
                                                                                                                             teenage girls feel stuck or lost and           The Morning-After Pill is an
Community High School. “I met             each other it’s amazing because            While many agree that a long-           are unsure of what to do. Kate de-       emergency contraceptive that
him in Mexico about a year ago,           we live each day like it was our        distance relationship is not always        cided to handle it in the way she        is also referred to as Plan B. It
but we didn’t [initially] start a re-     last.”                                  the healthiest or most successful          felt was most responsible.               comes with two pills, which are
lationship because we thought it               Face-to-face visits are harder     way to date, it may be ideal for             “Since I am still alive, my parents    to be taken six hours apart from
would be hard to communicate.”            and less frequent for those in          those who are very independent             did not know [that I was preg-           each other. The pills only work if
   Long distance relationships of         long-distance relationships, but        and committed. Communication               nant],” she said. “I took matters        they are consumed less than 72
                                                                                                                             into my own hands and made               hours after intercourse. It is avail-
the past did not have access to           research has shown little connec-       and trust are the keys to success.         some calls and an appointment            able at Planned Parenthood or
                                                                                                                             at the abortion clinic. I saved up       Walgreens for approximately $44

That ‘older’ conquest
                                                                                                                             money plus I borrowed $100               plus tax. Some women’s clinics
                                                                                                                             from a friend.”                          distribute it for free depending
                                                                                                                                  Teen pregnancy can be even          on the age of the consumer.
                                                                                                                             more complicated when the fa-                Plan B works in three different
                                                                                                                             ther denies all responsibility of        ways. It suppresses ovulation,
                                                                                                                             the baby or refuses to help with         prevents sperm from coming in
                                          with large age differences had to              Underage girls who date older        any of the expenses. Sometimes,
By Francessa Sanchez                      break things off for more practical        men seem more often to get a neg-                                                 contact with the egg, or prevents
                                                                                                                             like in Kate’s situation, the father     a fertilized egg from entering the
                                          reasons.                                  ative response, however. “If some-       is completely clueless of the
  It is considered aggravated crimi-        “My boyfriend and I kind of took a      one told me they dated an older                                                   uterus. The latter is considered an
                                                                                                                             stress and problems the mother           early form of abortion
nal sexual abuse for a person of age      break from each other because he          guy, I’d probably look at them fun-      is going through.
18 to date a person of age 17 in the      understood I had to concentrate           ny,” said Kirstin Anderson, Div. 907.                                                  Side effects of Plan B include
                                                                                                                                  “I know who the father was          nausea, abdominal pain, tired-
state of Illinois. Any individual who     on school and I had factors pre-          “It would seem to me that the girl       but I kept it a secret,” said Kate.      ness, headaches, menstrual ir-
breaks this law may be imprisoned         venting me from seeing him as of-         would be in it for something other       “It didn’t matter because I knew         regularities, vomiting and diz-
for three to seven years.         Most    ten as he’d like,” said an anonymous      than a caring relationship. It’s dis-    I was getting an abortion and I          ziness. However, most teenage
couples with age differences keep          senior at Lane, who dated a 30 year       appointing to realize that even I’m      wasn’t in a relationship with the        girls would rather have these
their relationship a secret from the      old when she was 17.                      being judgmental, and I’m a girl.” If    baby daddy.”                             side effects for a few days than be
law, but often even more so from               Many people express pride in         the age difference in a relationship          Throughout Chicago there are         pregnant for nine months with
their families. Couples are afraid of     making an older conquest.                 is obvious enough, couples may           several different women’s clinics         an unwanted child for the rest of
legal consequences and a negative            “I’d pat my friend on the back if      find that they are publicly frowned       where different types of abor-            their lives.
reaction from their parents. To skip      he was dating an older woman,”            upon.                                    tions are available at various pric-
this difficulty, most couples will lie      said Josh Amaya, Div. 928. “I think           “When we were out in public,
about their lover’s age or keep him       it would be exciting if you dated         some people would give us weird
or her a secret until it is legally ac-   an older person because they’ve           looks and stare,” said the anony-       age-gapped couples continue to           in age. “The big thing I love about
ceptable. “We lied to her mom             already done things you don’t             mous senior. “Most of my friends        date. “I didn’t care that her mom        older guys is their intelligence, and
about how old I was at the time,”         know anything about yet.” Not all         didn’t mind that I dated him, and       was upset about us,” said Corocci. “I    their understanding of things that
said Tony Carocci, a man from the         students agree with the idea that a       some of them just said to take his      still wanted to see her. I would see     a lot of teenage boys can’t grasp,”
Southside of Chicago, who dated a         man dating an older woman makes           money. A few were even ‘afraid’ that    her during lunch, pick her up after      said the anonymous senior. “These
16 year old when he was 32. “When         him superior. “I’d think they were        he might be a perverted serial killer   school, and have her sneak out of        men have gone through things al-
she found out, she was very upset         idiots,” said Benny Llamas, Div. 928.     out for his next victim. We had to      the house. Could you blame me for        ready, and have years of maturity
with us. She threatened to tell the       “The woman dating the younger             stick up for each other sometimes.”     wanting to be with her?”                 and experience under their belt.
police, so I had to stay away from        guy would have to be desperate            Most couples in a position of de-          While some would answer, ‘yes.’       I feel like I can have a deeper con-
her daughter for a while. After a         or something, and I think the guy         fending their relationship with-        Others understand all too well           nection with a man than I can with
few weeks, I started seeing her           would be taking what he can get           out much support find it hard to         reasons for attraction that are en-      a high school boy; and that’s what
again,” said Carocci. Other couples       just because she has ‘experience’.”       stay together. Nevertheless, many       hanced because of the difference          really draws me.”
                       February 2008                                                                     Features                                                                              Page 9

Thirteen                                                                                 Left: Stephani Buttrey and
                                                                                           her newborn daughter                     Homosexuality still debated
                                                                                              Madison Lynn.
going on 30                                                                                       up. An average baby costs
                                                                                                     around $11,000 dol-
                                                                                                                                    By Dulce Arroyo &
                                                                                                                                    Noemi Villanueva
                                                                                                                                                                               most people in early adolescence
                                                                                                                                                                               with no prior sexual experience.
                                                                                                                                                                               Other social theorists argue that
                                                                                                                                                                               the study of a person’s genes may
Teen mothers have to                                                                                 lars in its first year. This         Eric Campos, Div. 908, casually       give evidence that they are gay be-
                                                                                                     makes it very difficult          walks down the hallway as he hears         fore they were even born. Llamas
grow up faster than ever.                                                                           for a teenager to go to         insults badgering his bisexuality.
                                                                                                  school, have a job to pay                                                    and Carrasco both agree with the
                                                                                                                                           Homophobia has become a             latter opinion.
By Samantha D’Anna                                                                               for expenses, and raise a          common social issue among high
                                                                                                 baby.                                                                              “You don’t just wake up one
                                                                                                                                    school students, and Lane’s diverse        morning and decide to be gay,”
    Each year almost 1.1 million teen-                                                             “I will eventually have to       community deals with mixed opin-
agers, ages 15-19, become parents.                                                             try to find a job to provide a                                                   said Llamas.
                                                                                                                                    ions concerning homosexuality.               “It’s not completely a choice,” said
It’s hard to believe teen pregnancy                                                         good life for Madison. I’m go-              Campos knows how harsh criti-
rates have declined by 36% since         causethey                                                                                                                             Carrasco. “Why would you choose
                                         could         not                           ing to be responsible for my actions,”         cism can be, but he tries to ignore
1990, but due to improvement in                                                      said Buttrey.                                                                             to be discriminated like a minor-
contraceptives, more teenagers are       believe what was happening,” said                                                          it. “In school, I hear people say,         ity?”
                                         Chandra Carrasquillo.                          Having the responsibility of taking         ‘fag,’ but I don’t care. Outside, I see
practicing safe sex with different                                                    care of another person can be very                                                             Although their lifestyle is dif-
forms of birth control.                    Many have a very difficult time tell-                                                      people [stare] at me. But I think it’s     ferent from most, Llamas and
                                         ing their parents because they are          challenging and it takes a strong              a more open world, especially here
  Although using a condom or other                                                   person to do so.                                                                          Carrasco said they have been for-
forms of birth control are very effec-    worried about what their reaction                                                          in Chicago,” said Campos.                  tunate not to have received much
                                         will be.                                       “I believe I am doing a good job.               Some resentment is shown to-
tive, the only way to prevent contra-                                                My son has all the stuff and love he                                                       criticism at Lane, though they have
ception is by choosing abstinence,          “Abortion was an option for them                                                        wards gay students because their
                                         [her parents], but not for me,” said        needs. He is always taken good care                                                       faced some discrimination outside
which is difficult for many young                                                      of, so I wouldn’t change anything,”            lifestyles are not consistent with         of school.
adults today. While 63 percent of        Carrasquillo.                                                                              others’ religious beliefs. Terrance
                                              “My Dad was mad because he             said Gomez.                                                                                 Carrasco also recalled an incident
teenagers are sexually active, not all                                                  “I wouldn’t change anything actu-           Howard, Div. 910, is a devoted             where he faced discrimination
of them are practicing safe sex.         thought I would drop out of school.                                                        Christian-Baptist who is against
                                         My Mom didn’t really have a reac-           ally,” Buttrey agreed. “The moment I                                                      alone.
  Becoming pregnant at a young age                                                   held that little girl in my arms, I knew       homosexuality.                               “One time I went to a deaf volley-
can result in many hard decisions,       tion, just ‘Oh, wow....’ I guess she was                                                     “[Marital] relationships are meant
                                         shocked, but now they both love my          my life would change, but I didn’t                                                        ball game,” he said. “A guy came up
beginning with whether to keep the                                                   care. I felt the most incredible love I        to produce children; two people of         to me and said that he should beat
child or not. Either giving it up for    son to death,” said Gomez.                                                                 the same sex cannot produce chil-
                                            Pregnancy and parenting can be a         have ever felt.”                                                                          my ass because I was gay.”
adoption or having an abortion are                                                       Despite the struggles of being a           dren,” he said. Although he has                 Many other gay students also
options many must consider.              very difficult period in someone’s life,                                                     friends that are gay, he does not
                                         especially as a teenager. Teen parents      teen parent, there are plenty of joy-                                                     experience harsh discrimination
   “All summer me and my boyfriend                                                   ful moments while watching a child             necessarily support their lifestyle.       because of their sexual orienta-
were trying to get an abortion. Some-    aren’t able to participate the activities                                                       However, there are many stu-
                                         common teenagers do. Their whole            grow day by day.                                                                          tion. Taylor Brady, Div. 921, an-
thing would always go wrong and                                                        “If you think you’re ready for a baby,       dents who are completely sup-
then it was too late...” said Stephani   lives change when faced with the re-                                                                                                  other member of the GSA, recalled
                                         sponsibility of raising a child.            think about your decision. Your en-            portive of the openness shown by           a negative experience she had
Buttrey, age 17, who recently gave                                                   tire life will change and if you don’t         gay students.
birth to a baby girl.                       “My life hasn’t really changed yet,                                                                                                at the Gay Pride Parade. “At the
                                         although I am tired all the time from       have a reliable babysitter you won’t              “If [homosexuals] are happy with        entrance [of the parade] there’s a
    “My mom and boyfriend brought                                                    be able to work or even go to school.          what they’re doing, we shouldn’t
[abortion] up once, but when I told      being up at night with Madison,                                                                                                       group of Christians that say, ‘Gays
                                         and I can’t really hang out with my         If you know that your not ready, use           care,” said Rodriguez, Div. 929.
them I didn’t want to, they never                                                                                                                                              go to hell!’” said Brady.
                                         friends unless I find a reliable baby-       protection!” stressed Gomez.                   “Once you get to know them, they
brought it up again” said Stephanie                                                        To protect from STDs and un-                                                             Other GSA members have not
                                         sitter,” said Buttrey.                                                                     get closer and open up.”                   only faced criticism in public, but
Gomez, Div. 906, mother to a baby                                                    planned pregnancy, safe sex is very                    Lane’s Gay/Straight Alliance
boy.                                        “Everything is different now. I don’t                                                                                               also in their homes.
                                         see my friends and I am always tired,”      important at any age, but especially           (GSA) offers guidance to students
      Telling your parents about your                                                a young age when people typically                                                             “A lot of kids [in the club] usu-
                                         echoed Gomez. “Everything I do                                                             who are gay or confused about              ally say that their families would
pregnancy can be difficult, because                                                    are less capable of caring for a child.        their sexuality. Support is provided
they won’t always respond favorably.     revolves around my son because I                                                                                                      ostracize them if they came out,”
                                         don’t just trust anyone to baby sit.           “I would say to just be safe, use a         through discussions about difficul-
  “My parents were shocked. My Dad                                                   condom or get birth control,” said                                                        said GSA Vice-President Daisy Or-
                                         But I love it!”                                                                            ties members may be facing with            tiz, Div. 927. “So they’ll go to their
didn’t talk to me for three days. My                                                 Buttrey. “I’m not going to say don’t
mom was pretty sympathetic, be-              Teen parents face many financial                                                        families or friends, and movies are        friends instead.”
                                         obstacles also. The costs of milk,          do it [have sex], because that’s just          shown that address all sorts of is-
cause she had a baby at my age too,”                                                 stupid advice, just be safe when you                                                            Abraham Mendoza, Div. 920,
said Buttrey.                            diapers, medicine, clothes for a baby                                                      sues on homosexuality.                     agrees with Ortiz and said that the
                                         that is growing constantly, all add         do it.”                                               Two active members of the
     “My parents were very upset be-                                                                                                                                           difficulty of coming out has slight-
                                                                                                                                    GSA, Benny Llamas, Div. 928, and

Divorce leaves students torn
                                                                                                                                                                               ly lessened over the years. “It’s still
                                                                                                                                    Danny Carrasco, Div. 935, said that        hard to come out,” said Mendoza.
                                                                                                                                    their involvement in the club has          “But people are now a lot more
                                                                                                                                    helped each of them and their re-          outspoken [about their sexuality].”
                                         miserable again,” said Diamond Su-          his or her parents suffers because              lationship.                                  Llamas and Carrasco understand
By Samra Pecanin                         issa of Mather High School, whose           of the divorce. Some students stand                Llamas and Carrasco have been          the difficulties of dealing with ho-
                                         parents divorced when she was two           behind one parent because they                 dating for a little over a year and        mosexuality and advise students
    The fights, the shouting, the an-     years old. “I would rather have them        have a closer relationship with them           a half. Carrasco’s hearing impedi-
gry words, and finally, kids hear that    divorced and happy.”                        or feel bitter toward the other.                                                          to find support.
                                                                                                                                    ment proved to be a small obstacle            “Make sure it’s who you are; and
their parents are getting a divorce.        “I wouldn’t want my parents back           “I was on my mom’s side because I            for his relationship with Llamas.
  According to the United States De-     together because my dad was never           knew my dad wasn’t the best person                                                        until then you should try to meet
                                                                                                                                       “I learned sign language for him,”      more people like you so you won’t
partment of Vital Statistics, divorce    nice towards my mom,” said Vajide           to either of us,” said Elvedin Softic of       said Llamas. “I thought it’d be rude
rates have increased by 68 percent       Memedov, Div.927. “I like it how we         Von Steuben High School.                                                                  feel alone,” said Llamas. “Get to an
since 1995. That means that each         started our lives over and without             Other students are torn between             to date him if I didn’t.”       There      open environment.”
year over one million American chil-     him.”                                       their parents because they want                has been a debate over whether               The Gay/Straight Alliance accepts
dren experience the separation of           Many teens with divorced parents         both of them to be in their lives.             homosexuality is the result of a           any and all students who are deal-
their parents. And rarely is the expe-   can’t help but imagine what their            “I liked the idea of my parents being         person’s environment or genet-             ing with questions of sexuality and
rience a positive one.                   lives would have been like if their         together,” said an anonymous junior.           ics. The American Psychological            are in need of support. Meetings
    “I didn’t want my parents to get     parents had stayed together.                “But I’ve accepted the fact that that          Association stands on the belief           are held on Tuesdays during ninth
a divorce. Very few kids want their         “I think I would have been unhap-        is most likely not going to happen.”           that homosexuality emerges from            period in room 244.
parents to split,” said an anonymous     pier because my mom, my brothers,              After a divorce bitter feelings to-
junior. “Seeing my dad with all those    and I are used to having fun,” said         ward a parent can intensify if one
boxes was a sad thing to see.”           Olsen. “If my dad was still with us,        starts a new relationship with some-          change significantly as a result of a       senior. “Studies could show what-
  Candice Olsen, Div. 902, had a simi-   he would have kept us from having           one else.                                     divorce in their family.                   ever they want, but I don’t think that
lar experience with similar feelings.    that fun.”                                   “My mom got remarried and I never               “I know people that have changed        kids end up doing what they do be-
   “It was a shock when I first found          Most parents move away once            really liked my step-dad,” said Softic.       so much ever since their parents           cause their parents get a divorce.”
out because I was little and I didn’t    they get a divorce from their spous-        “That’s why I tried to stay away from         have divorced,” said an anonymous              A divorce can change children’s
know why we were moving without          es. Teens learn to get used to the dis-     my family as much as possible.”               junior. “They have started smoking         views about the future of their own
my dad,” she said.                       tance once their parents are gone.                According to,           and doing drugs, and I know this           lives.
 Fabiola Mosqueda, Div. 905, admires        “My mom, my sister, and I are so         teens that experience their parents’          wouldn’t have happened if their                “My parents’ divorce made me
the love that her parents have for one   much better off without my dad,              divorce are more likely to abuse              parents were still together.”              question having kids because I
another. However, she cannot help        and I like it that he lives in another      drugs, engage in violence, and fail             “I’ve seen kids get involved with un-    wouldn’t want to have my kids go
but worry when they argue.               country. I wouldn’t want him to             academically.                                 necessary things once their parents        through what I went through,” said
  “I can’t imagine my parents getting    come back here,” said Memedov.               “When both parents begin to argue            get a divorce,” said Mosqueda. “They       an anonymous junior.
a divorce,” she said. “The possibility          Some students enjoy having           and point out each other’s faults, the        want to forget everything they once          Although seeing parents divorce
of losing what you love the most,        homes in different cities.                   child is confused in deciding who’s           had by getting involved with things        can be hard, some teens are fine
your family, is a scary thought.”            “At first I was upset that my dad        right and who’s wrong,” said Shi-             that they think will ease the pain.”       with being a part of two different
      Although most students want        moved away to California,” said Su-         vam Jani, Div. 859. “They reject both              However, some students believe        families.
their parents to stay together, oth-     issa. “Now it’s fun because I get to        parents as idols and become more              that their lives would not be different     “I’m not sad about them separating
ers would rather have their parents      travel and visit him a lot.”                open to new ideas, such as drugs              if their parents were still together.      now,” said Olsen. “It was all for the
divorced.                                   However, often times the relation-       and alcohol.”                                     “Even if my parents didn’t get a       best.”
    “I don’t want to see my parents      ship a child has with at least on of          Some students believe that people           divorce, I would still be doing the
                                                                                                                                   things I do now,” said an anonymous
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                                                                                                              SENIORS                                                                                                                                     To
Daniel! Ich liebe dich! Und Ti Vo-
gliobene! Your german and Italian
partner Maria
Division 853- Youʼre Seniors!!

Good Job!! Itʼs been fun!!                                              Christopher Ocasio,
                                                                        Hunny I Love You with all of my heart! I am so
                                                                                                                                  9-26-07 The past four                                     I love how you watch me shoot
-Ms Langford                                                                                                                                                                                those threes. Come visit me
                                                                        greatful that im with you! You are so understanding &
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Happy Valentineʼs Day, Miss
Silly Lai =D   From- Ok
                                                                        nothing can compare or describe the love I have for
                                                                        you! I love to spend every second with you & i dont       days have been amazing.                                   get it! Love your husband #4

                                                                        want to give away for nothing. I cant wait to spend the
                                                                        rest of my life with you!                                 Youʼre absolutelyu per-                                   I couldnʼt have met better peo-
                                                                                        Love, your wifey Erica Ocasio
To my dear Thomas Haynes: Thanks for
rocking my world with these past four
                                                                                                                                  fect. I love you Lauren!                                  ple this year! The great lunch
                                                                        To My Senior Class Officers:
years. --With Love, your secret Admirer                                 You guys are doing such a wonderful job                   Love,                                                     group- Chris Smith, Jenn Lai,
Grace, Nina, Luis. Iʼm so glad you guys
                                                                        this year... I am so proud of you! Happy
                                                                                                                                  Your Other Half (Steven)                                  Jose, Ho, Carl, Francis P, and

                                                                        Valentineʼs Day to all my babies: Cath-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Bullet! You guys are among
are my friends this year and that we can
be total goofs together. --Becca
                                                                        erine, Carina, Melinda, Daisy, Jenson, Rus-
                                                                        sell, Enid, Lee Ann, Crystal and Agatha.
                                                                                                                                  To the Law In Ameri-                                      the greatest people Iʼve met.
TO ALL MY GULLY SKEEB TRACK CREW.                                       Keep up the good work. Love, ACParker                     can Society Classes:                                      Class of ʻ08!
                                                                         Lorri,                                                   I am crazy about you                                                     Jennifer Nguyen

             FROM SKEETER
                                                                        Iʼm missing you! My eyes                                  all!
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                                                                                                                                                                                            I love you
I love you mi amor.
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To Luis and Nina. Iʼm really proud
                                                                        Happy Valentines
of you guys. Good Luck                                                                                                            Happy Valentineʼs Day everybody!

                                                                        Day Nina! xo -
                                                                                                                                  Vanessa - u encourage me! ur such a great friend!

                                                                                                                                  Mylene - my love! U are the sweetest person I know!
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                                                                                                                                  Mr. Telles + everyone in 4th period - u guys are the
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                                                                                                                                  I miss all of u and we havenʼt even graduated yet!

                                                                                                                                                                                            -Russell G
To Jazzy Baby, I love you and you are a                                 I like! Love, your                                        Lots of love,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hey HTF!!! You guys are the best. I
big part of my life. I appreciate you.
               Love, your secret admirer.                               polack BFF =)                                             Happy Valentineʼs day                                                                                              love all you soccer girls! Eric I hate
Life is full of mistakes we arent perfect But one thing                 Dear Rex,                                                 to all. Yaʼll know I                                      Bernardo C.                                              you! -Daniela
ill never regret is meeting you                                                                                                                                                             Hey mijo, solo quiero que sepas que te                   Alberto, my BB,
Happy Valentines Day JENEEW
Love Tony
                                                                        Your smile makes me                                       shouldʼve been voted                                      quiero mucho. You mean the world to me.                  Words canʼt express how I feel towards you. I love you and I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     promise Iʼll never hurt you. Iʼm yours babe-my heart, body,
                                                                        smile.                                                    bested dressed. But I still                               Hemos superado buenos y malos momen-                     and soul. Happy Valentineʼs Day! Te quiero much!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Love, XOXO Theresa
To all my sistas, Jazzy loves you all. Iʼm so glad that                                                                                                                                     tos y no me arrepiento de ninguno. Quiero
I have you girls in my life. (FAF Foreva) (Nellz, Juju,                                I love you!                                love all my haters.                                       darte las gracias por ser honesto conmigo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kelly, Nina, Ray, Angela, Gabbee, Truc, Diane, Ron, Binno,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Yesenia, Gigi
Dija, Mae Mae and Chelz) Without you all I wouldn;t
be complete.                 -Love Gyp                                               - Stephanie -                                               Love always,
                                                                                                                                                                                            y quereme tanto. You make me feel happy                  I love you guys! Lane is full of cherished memories. YEAA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MAN! WEʼRE GRADUATING!
                                                                           Rosie you are my heart and soul.                                                                                 and loved. Siempre estare en deudada por                                            Love, Lara
Dear Mel, I just wanted to say I love you! I care for
                                                                                                                                                                                                          If someone told
you with all my hert, even though hard times you &                      These past three years with you have been the                                                                       todo el amor que me has traido a mi vida.

                                                                                                                                           I LOVE
me will get through it. Oh yeah will you go to prom                     best, especially these past 5 months. I donʼt                                                                       Es la forma en que me miras, la forma
with me? And your answer is yes ok Love you, David                      know what I would do without you. Happy
                                                                                                                                                                                            en que me hablas y la forma en que me
                                Oh, thar yar!
                             I know this song!
                                                                        Valentineʼs Day babe. Te amo con mi corazon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          me my fresh-
                                                                                                                                                                                            besas que hace que te ame mas y mas.

                      Weapon of mass seduction!
                    I was asking him for a stick of...                                                            your wifey,                                                               Thank you for letting me be part of your

                                                                                                                                                                                                          men year, way
                         ..... Gobble gobble .....
                    Thanks for the good times, guys.                                                                     Liz                                                                life. Gracias por ser como eres. Happy
                                                         -Meagan, 853

                                                                        Karolina G + Kootch-Poo                                                                                             Valentineʼs Day.
Roses only last a day

                                                                                                                                                                                            P.S. Bessos
                                                                                                                                                                                                          back in 2004,
And they take a big chunk of your pay.                                   You guys are awesome + so hilarious! I love
So get candy instead,
At least then she will be fed.
                                                                        you both and we hella tite fo sho! You both                                                                                      -Cynthia Trujilio-
                                                                        make my day, all day. err day! Cuenta!! Horale                                                                                    <3 11-26-07 <3

                                                                                                                                                     A.D. =) Laney, you and youʼre

                                                                                                                                                                                                          that 3 years later
                                                                        guey!! Diego! Watch my feet!!
to my beloved,
rose of all roses, rose of all The world! Upon the wharRves                      Your OG-                                                                                               leave great
of sorrow and heard ring the bell that calls us on; the swEet                           Nesey Boo!
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Iʼd fall in love
far thing. Be not afraid of what may come for I Shall always                                                                      What is love, but an endless time of care
be there. ~G.S~                                                                                                                   that comes freom the bottom of my heart
Haiku for Cliff                                                         HAPPY VALENTINEʼS DAY, BABE!
                                                                                                                                                                            the best tippy toerr in the
                                                                                                                                  My heart reaches within, and holds on tight
                                                                                                                                  ou are my Pillar on this earth
                                                                                                                                                                            world, and always remem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          with the silly
Oh my dearest Cliff                                                     Just wanted to let you know how happy                       my one and only
Your tight shirts are amazing
                                                                        I feel to have such a great person in my                  The love and joy that you give me makes me smile
Oh how I love you
                                                                        life. Thanks for being the best boyfriend                   and shine of everything I have          ber big glass - yes; tall
                                                                                                                                                                            glass-no. Oh and I think itʼs girl in my draft-
Hey Baby! Happy Valentineʼs Day!                                                                                                  And how important you are to me
I love you very much!
                                                                        ever. You mean the world to me!
                                                                                                      Catherine <3                Sixteen months of love
We hit a year!
                                                                                                                                                                            the tiny arms, if you know
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ing class who
                                                                                                                                  Sixteen months of my soul intertwined with yours
I love you!     -Ciara <3                                               P.S. TQM
                                                                                                                                  What is love, but you and me
                                                                                                                                                                            what I mean. MÔT.
We love MRS. YEE - Div.                                                 To Quentin,                                                                     I love you
                                                                                                                                                                            happy cost-little things day.
                                                                                                                                                                                         JOSEEEEEEee never had graph
                                                                        You know I love you and always                                                  your babe
881!! XOXO                                                              will. I just wanted to wish you a                         I love you all so much!
                                                                        happy valentineʼs day                                     Meeting all of you these past four years
                                                                                                                                                                            <3 09.17.2007 <3 paper, I would
PUCAR get bigger. Joel get a real name Vicor get real
friends not youʼre brothers. Tony get real lips, not blue ones.                                 Love always,                      has brought so much joy to my life. All
Anthony, your a loser!
                                                                                                     your girl                    of you hold a speical place in my heart.

                                                                                                                                                                               <3 I LOVE have called that
PucAa <3 Miss Stone.
                                                                                                                                  Div 860 and my pat teachers, Happy
                                                                            Nina, Grace,
Happy Valentines Day
                                                                                                                                  Valentineʼs Day!!!
From Ms. Walls                                                                                                                    Anime Club I love you all!
                                                                                                                                                                                                          person crazy.
To 1st 3rd 4th 6th + 8th per. classes

 I Love you Jessica Martinez                                               and Becca are                                          Happy Valentineʼs Day! ^.^

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now look at me,
                                                                                                                                                      From Adriana Velez
                                                                                                                                                           a.k.a. President
                                                                          so damn spicy!                                                           Girls Varsity Soccer:
                                                                                                                                                                              BABE!!! <3 I love her so
                                                                                                                                  1) Dan the Man, 20 Falbby Gabby, 3) Steph the Deaf, 4)
Nina, Rebecca, Luis its been a great four                               To: The Table                                             Katie the Lamb, 5) Sabrina the savage, 5) Mia =legs, 7)
years. You guys are my sec ond family!
                                                                                                                                                                             -Your Huni Bunni much I offer her
                                                                                                                                   Chevy = paleskin, 8) Shabby you rhyme? =)
                                                                        Grace, Jose, Isabel, Tom, Nina,
               Happy V-day! -Grace                                      Chris, Mike, Sandy, Luis and my Red                          To my bestest friend Ashley! Hope all
          DANIELA !!!!.....                                             Bull...the best start to anyoneʼs day.                      goes well. Happy Valentines Day! Sher-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          my pizza crusts.
       TAKE HIM TO PROM                                                                             Much Love,                             rell you light up my life!                         Hi meanie! Just thought Iʼd write to you. Thanks for
                                                                                                                                                                                            being a good friend to me, even though you call me a
   HE WILL TURN SOME HEADS                                                                               Daniel
           THAT NIGHT!!!                                                                                                              J2 IS BETTER                                          dumb blonde all the time. And thanks for makign my

                                                                                                                                                                                            best friend happy! Happy Valentineʼs Day!
                                                                                                                                                                                            Love you huey!
   BY THE END OF THE NIGHT...                                              Mr. Blockʼs 3rd period math
      HEʼLL BE HOOKED!!!!                                               class is the best! We can prove it!                               THAN J1!!!!                                       XOXO
                                                                                                                                                                                            Brooke a.k.a.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Your Blonde                                                  ORCH DORKS ʻ08
      - “JJ Redickʼs Girlfriend”
                           February 2008                                                                                                                 Love                                                                                                            Page 11

I just want to give a shout out to                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marek, I Love You Baby!!!
the best group of people in this
whole school....J2 staff!!!
To all of you who work so hard                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Senior Class Officers 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I love you guys so much and Iʼm glad have have
and socialize so much during 5th                                     Dear Daniela, I hate you!!                               Dear Aneta and Raquel, thank you for being my clos-
                                                                                                                              est friends. I really appreciate you both and everything             Ugh...Why? Is your                                   done things together and accomplished so much!
period, and during our extended                                      --Eric                                                   you do to help me. I hope we can still stay this close                                                                    We are the best!       LOVE, Enid

hours: 6th period, after school and                                                                                           college. I love you both. --Jamie                                    mohing wondering if                                  Your beauty radiates like the gentle sun and ou
Saturday mornings!!! It doesnʼt
even feel like a class to me cuz
                                                                     VOLIM TE!                                                Thanks to Sigma Sigma Eta for holding it down
                                                                                                                              this year, and for staying with us this long.
                                                                                                                              --Love Latrice Holmes Div. 882
                                                                                                                                                                                                   I left you yet?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        reyes glisten like the stars in the sky. Jennifer and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Iʼd like to really get to know you more. I like you.

you guys make it a party... I will                                   My strawberry surfrider, you know youʼre
                                                                     the best, you are the brain a scarecrow to my            To the loves of my life.. Stephanie, Bacci, Roxie,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   -Sandy Chang                                         Bake N Shake! lol Love you
miss all of you !!!! But since weʼre                                                                                                                                                               To Paige-
                                                                     cowardly lion. Stay sweet and sour! --Natalia            Ariel, Nora, Heather, Athena, Cari, Yari, Nicco,
                                                                                                                              Melinda, and Iwona! I <3 you!                                        I Love You, Pumpkin.                                 guys.      -T.
still here, weʼre just going to have                                 Catie Houston, is there a ninja in your
fun...:) To Mr. Johnson and Mr.
                                                                                                                                   -Yanin                                                                -Love Marc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jackie Ng-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lui Bui
                                                                     pants? Cause your ass is kickin! Love                    Dear Galan,
Ara, you guys are the best and                                       Dorthy Gicela. Valente, youʼre ok.                        Why donʼt you come to lunch anymore? I used to be able to
                                                                                                                              stare into your eyes and forget about the world, now I canʼt. Itʼs                                                        Lemme take you to
funniest teachers!! -Lots of love,                                   Jer!                                                     over Gery. Itʼs over. Marvel is better than D.C. comics.

                    Sumugaga                                         Would you be mine?                                       B if you donʼt hurry up and ask Ann                                  Happy Valentineʼs Day Rosalia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        prom Jerky!
P.S.                                                                 -Oʼdell (the computer)                                   out, I will!
                                                                                                                                                                                                   From you hubby in 6th period                         -Jer
My dad agreed not to send me to                                      Grace Loves the table and
an all-girls college!!! Chiki-chiki-                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Otto I Love you Big
yeah my minutesss Jose!!!
                                                                     yes, she even loves you Jose.
                                                                                                                                             I gotta win my science fair!!!                                                                             Guy.

Sergio #23,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Eric Campos,
Cuando nos vemos somos uno. Cuando te siento tu me
sientes. Pero cuando te hablo tu no escuchas. Te digo y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wake up! Iʼm in love with you!!
tu no me entiendes. Cuando te explico tu te confundes
a ti mismo. Por que...por que no puedes aceptar una
verdad blanca que esta en tu cara. Como la nieve en
un invierno negro, asi se siente tener este sentimiento                                                                                                                                                                                                 BOO! To: Wendy. Happy Valentineʼs Day! Yay! you got into
oculto entre sonrisas que te doy dia a dia.                                                                                                                                                                                                             that thing you audition for LOL! Love you...BE HAPPY..
p.s. Will you be MY sexy superman?                                                                                                                                                                                                                      P.S. Remeber... Till the day we die in heaven... Love Always,
                                                                     Steven,                                                    Get on Google and watch                                            Ivan,                                                Briicky
Happy Valentineʼs Day, Mahal! Youʼre the best thing                  I am so happy that I met you. You are                                                                                                                                              Hey Smiles!!! Happy Valentieʼs Day! I hope that it
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Happy Valentines Day! I
that has happened in my life and Iʼll never forget it.
Even when itʼs dark, I can still feel your presence
because thats how strong our love is. I love you.Love
                                                                     always there for me no matter what and
                                                                     you always make me smile, Thank you
                                                                                                                              freedom to facism                                                    love you so much! You mean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        is with meee! Iʼm supposed to send this to sombody
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        special and you are the mostest special person I could
Anna x3                                                                                                                       Jenna Bean,                                                                                                               think of.
                                                                     for being as wonderful as ou are. I love                                                                                      more to me than you will ever
                                                                                                                              When are we gonna adopt our baby as
To the best junior division 913, this was cheaper than               you, youʼre my other half, Happy Valen-                                                                                                                                            Iʼll keep it short and sweet. I love you
buying yall chocolate. Happy Valentines Day! Love                                                                             a lesbian couple?lol..I just wanted to let                           know. You have become my
ya. Ms. Padilla                                                      tines Day!       Love Lauren                             you know that Iʼm here for you through                                                                                    Kevin A. Storm. Remember, 12.10.06
                                                                                                                              any drama,boys,and ROTC problems.                                    best friend. You are the most                                               Richard
                                                                     The last there months with you have
                                                                                                                              We have known eachother now for a                                    amazing person, and nothing
To: Alondra and Tania
From: Diana
                                                                     been absolutely perfect! I ahve never                    while now,and Iʼm happy to say that                                                                                       Good luck on the ACTs
Happy V-Day Gees
                                                                     met somone as amazing as you. Our                        we are friends again!I love you OH so                                makes me happier than being
                                                                     inside jokes and memories ae totally                     much!
I heart uʼs -For realz
                                                                     priceless..nothing could ever replace
                                                                                                                                                                                                   with you. I love you so much!
Happy Valentineʼs Day Div. 910                                                                                                Remember: bros before hoes!                                                                                               To Natalie Reyes, my baby.I want to take this chance to
We hope you get an A Jesse!                                          them. I love you squirt! I guess you can                 (and Ima bro!)lol I love you.                                        --Megan Finnegan                                     tell you that I really love you.You are such an amazing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        person.I donʼt know what I would do without you.
                                                                     say.. accidetally in love. [11-7-07]                     Your, Lilla<3                                                                                                                        Love Johnny
Mr. Was is the coolest! From: Johanna and Monica
                                                                                                                              Though of you for many days                                          The greatest fall at your sight with
I love...Grumpy-my love sweetheart, Maria n Lisa-my HGʼs,            To: Kayla, Amanda, & Gina,                               Remeniscing of moolit eyes                                           your ever so bright smile.You make                   JORY YOU ARE FRIKKINʼ
Lucy, Vany, Brenda, Ary, Anette, Bibi, Liz-my hrz, Zizu, Tito,
Danny, Bunny, Kumar-Krzytgrs. Jaqui/ney-ney/fam-Love                 I Love you guys so much!!                                Mornings where my heart skipped                                      happy,youʼve given me a gift that                    HOOTTT!
you!-Livy                                                            What would I do without you                              Perfume that dances in my lungs                                      you donʼt know youʼve given me..
                                                                                                                              Angelic face accented by light
Abby baby! You are the coolest person ever! Happy Valentines         three?? Happy Valentineʼs Day!                                                                                                this gift.the gift of life.I linger in the           Happy V-Day to my sister Nicole and
Day my love & yes, guys are all Jerks, but your girls as always                                                               A smile that soothes my soul
there for you. Uhmm... I donʼt know what else to say. I think this          Love, Becky                                                                                                            absence of mystery,I lurk in the pres-               my Best friend Stephanie Wirkvs. Love
                                                                                                                              Daydream of warm embrace
sums it up. *ahem* I Love You!! xoxo, your secret admirer.                                                                                                                                         ence of shyness.I gather up strength                 you Both!!     --Amanda Foley
aka. Lizzard =]                                                                                                               Love that burned unto me
                                                                                                                                                                                                   day after day continuing something.
                                                                     Happy Valentineʼs Day to my wonderful darlings.
I love you, Tracey!                                                  Sylvia, Jimmy, Edwarda, Nina, Dolly, Tomek,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   I image coming true y cuando cierro                  Division 914
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        is the best Iʼve ever seen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   mis ojos, te veo. Y cuando te veo, me
     Div. 933                                                        Follick, Danielle, Juan and Mandy. This year
                                                                     would not have been the same without you guys.
                                                                                                                              To: Brittany Baughman
                                                                                                                                                                                                   encuentro... y me pongo feliz.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        They are funny and smart,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        but next year we will part.
Ms. Oh, its 2nd period                                               I couldnʼt have asked for better friends this year.      This beat is automatic, supersonic! lol I love                       Dame una oportunidad para entrar                     Dear first divsion of mine,
Happy Valentineʼs Day!!!                                             Thanks for always being there when I needed you.         you ssoo much.                                                       en tu ALMA. Para que sientas mi                      You make me proud, Class of ʻ09!
We can square root all day trig class.                     I love you!                                              You mean so much to me. Weʼve been beat                                                                                   Happy Valentineʼs Day from Mrs. Vale-Suarez
Your the x to my y factor.
                                                                     XOXO Aiisha                                              friends for so long and I think itʼs time to renew                   felicidad en tu ALMA.
                                                                                                                              our best friends contract. I know that sometimes

                                                                                                                                                                                                   The tall brown jr.                                   To Jocelyn, Lucy, &Ivette. I love
Hey babe 15 months, crazy right?                                     To my beautiful Little Eskimo,                           I get you in trouble with 210 sometimes but itʼs
Happy Valentineʼs Day!!!                                                                                                      all worth it. I know that no matter what youʼll
You can get your gift later at my house if you know what I           I can speak of your beauty for 100 years.                be there through any problems, boys, or pain.                                                                             you guys. Hope u have a happy
                                                                                                                                                                                                   that says “wapow”
mean lol
       Noel Pagan                                                    I can look into your eyes for hours and                  Thank you, I love you.                                                                                                    Valentineʼs day! - Paty
                                                                     not get bored. You are truly special to                  Your Best Friend,
Happy Valentineʼs Day!
                                                                     me. Happy Valentineʼs Day, I LOVE
                                                                     YOU BABY!
                                                                                                                              Brooke Alexis
                                                                                                                              Aka. Dago B, Pigeon, and the blonde.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   is sexy as hell!                                     To Sophie,
Volim Vas!!                                                          --Your Papi (Andrew)                                                                                                          His last name                                          This girl who can
To my bestest friends in the whole wide world
Juana, Soledad, and Kelly
Love Paty
                                                                     To my Evil Twin, Becca #2, Jessica,
                                                                     and Monica. Youʼre my JRM! And to
                                                                                                                              To: Robyour games
                                                                                                                              I have seen you at
                                                                                                                                                 #22                                               means frog in                                        always make my day,
                                                                     my best buddies in Div. 916 (even you
                                                                     Mr. Karls)
                                                                                                                              and you have a nice shot.                                            Spanish.Please be                                    and who I love to see
                                                                                                                              You know how to make the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   my Valentine.
Feliz Aniversario!
Que cumplan muchos mas!
Feliz 18!                                                            I LOVE YOU ALL!                                          play and you always beat the                                                                                              smile, Happy Valen-
                                                                                               -Becca #1                      clock. I have seen you from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tineʼs Day. 12/9/07
De su hija Soledad
                                                                                                                              behind and you have a nice
PIYA & DJ                                                            Itʼs GREEN!
                                                                                                                              butt. Be my valentine and Iʼll                                       To my bros-my love for you is over
                                                                     Transformers. Great movie. Ever since that day youʼre
                                                                     all I think about. I wouldnʼt go back and change any-    show you what I got. I wonʼt                                         9000! I LOST THE GAME!                               There was never a
                                                                                                                              be here long so you should                                                           -Dina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        better day unless it
                                                                     thing thatʼs happened in the past few months & I donʼt
OMG. Happy Valentineʼs Day. So the guy                               think you would either. Who wouldʼve ever thunk it.
                                                                                                                              make it worth my while. End
was like woah and the tsunami was like
                                                                     Its been great with you and I love being with you. But
                                                                                                                              your season with a 3 and Iʼll                                        IVAN <3 SONIA
wosh. Muah. To my love in division 910.
                                                                     most importantly I love you. Je tʼaime.
                                                                     P.S. LEARN HOW TO WATCH MOVIES!!!                        leave with a smile. My advice                                        12/08/06                                             was being spent with
                                                                                                                              for next year, work hard and
Excuse me! What kinda starburst did
you just say!? I love you GF! BFFFFF!
                                                                     To the most beautiful girl on the planet, yes you        get on the floor. And I prom-                                         Erik Bose,                                           you!
                                                                     Andrea Gonzalez. After everytime we speak, I
Happy Valentines Day! Love always, GF!                               like you more and more. Wishing you were my
                                                                                                                              ise when that buzzer sounds                                          Be single in the month of May..Then, go to Prom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             From, Harvey
                                                                     girl. I love your rosy cheeks and everything there       youʼll have another chance to                                        with me. You wonʼt regret one night of fun! If you
                                                                                                                                                                                                   use your imagination, youʼll know what i mean.
Max Mooney, I think you are really hotttt!                           is about you. I want to be more than friends but         score. Now do that cute little                                                                                            Edwarda,
When I see you, you take my breath away.                             I donʼt want to ruin our friendship. Itʼs so much        wave before we say goodbye,                                          I love you KATRINA!                                  Will you be my “confused-cluck” this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Valentineʼs day?
Will you be my Valentine? --Kasey                                    harder knowing how I feel about you and seeing           and boy when Iʼm done with                                                  - anonymous                                                -Your secret Admirer-
Yeah, dis a shoutout to ma numba 1
                                                                     you in class everyday. I would be your Valentine...
                                                                                                                              you, you wonʼt be shy.
                                                                     I LOVE MY PANCAKE!                                                         -Anonymous                                         Diana M, Kelly S, Becca F, +all my                   No one should be allowed to be Tall, Dark, and Han-
boo. Baby u fine Holla -Squirt                                                                                                                                                                      juniors--ur sweeties! Iʼm going to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        some, and yet here we are. Happy Valentineʼs Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Taaha. Love ya Babe. Your Shorty in Division
P.S. I love you.                                                     --French Toast                                                                                                                miss u! xoxo --Love, Maya
                          February 2008                                                                                                             Love                                                                                                                               Page 12

To Angela,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To Jasmine B.: The say your heart will always be
Your are prettier than any girl around. Your eyes                                                                                                                                                                                                                   inside your treasure, making you my treasure and the
are more hypnotizing that the ocean blue.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           one who holds my heart.
Your radiant beauty knows no bounds. The way                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -Luis M.
you walk is both graceful and true.
Your voice is sweeter than any sound. My heart                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To my adorkables: Diana, Alondra, Cynthia, Vicky, Ruben...
knows this, Iʼm not confused.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Love is letting me see the redeye every morning, overexces-
There are no words that can be found to                                                                                                                                                                                                                             sive laughter, venturing out into the city and getting lost...on
describe how much Iʼm in love with you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             purpose. Enjoying every moment of this.
Sincerely yours,                                                -My Baby Ruben-                                             Dear Cindy Garcia,                                             When I bought this space I didnʼt know                                   Love, Toi Toi
Andrew                                                          Baby, I love you so much, Happy Valentines Day, I
                                                                                                                            I see you and I think you have the most                        what to say, Maybe its becase you donʼt                                  Baboo, you are my sunshine on a rainy day, the moon and the

Aisha Iz Awesome.
                                                                dont know what I would do if I didnt have you, no lie                                                                                                                                               stars on a summer night, and you are special just the way you are.
                                                                you mean everything to me and you will alwyas hold          beautiful eyes.                                                deserve to know how I feel through a                                     Ever since the first day I met you, I knew you were the one. I just

Secret Admirer
                                                                an extra big piece of my heart. I feel that everyday that                                                                                                                                           want to let you know I love you and happy Valentineʼs Day!
                                                                                                                                                                                           piece of paper. I plan to show how much                                                             Love -DC
                                                                passes we have bigger connection, although you make         Maria,
                                                                fun of me A LOT, (LOL) my love for you grows more           Iʼve had a cursh on you ever since I heard your                I love you, and how much I canʼt be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dear Juani-Boo and Javi
                                                                and more by the day...I LOVE YOU NOW till Forever           adorable laugh in our class last year. Going out               without you!! HAPPY VALENTINES
Crystal Valdez is a sexy beast!                                                        ~Cindy~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You are a sexy beast! Yeah! LOL Youʼre my best friend
                                                                                                                            with someone youʼve cared about fo such a long                 DAY BABAGANOOSE! ABC                                                     forever! My homie-G! I love ya! Javi, you crazy, seri-
Ya tu sabe,                                                                                                                 time feels so good-Maria, you are SO special to                                                                                         ously, but I love you.        -Love, Bnee-baby =)

                                                                                                                                                                                           I LOVE YOU
                                                                BRANDON MICHAEL BUSH Omg
Roberto T. ;)                                                                                                               me. I love everything about you, from your long
                                                                I had this BIG brush on you since like                      eyelashes to your short height. wheverver I hold                                                                                        Stephanie Mora, will you do me a favor?? Will you
I love you little foot. Happy Valen-                            freshmen year. You probably never knew                      your hand, hug you tight, or kiss your neck, I canʼt                                                                                    have my babies, because I want them to have your sexy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    eyes, lol...
tines Day babe you the Best!!!                                  because I didnʼt show it. You gon know                      help but wonder how lucky I am to have such a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Happy Valentines Day, ~mAcz~
                                                                                                                            sweet, beautiful girl. Every moment I get with you
I LOVE YOU.                                                     who this is by how I look at you in the                     - from our first kiss to our lasty - will stay in my
                                                                hall, but know that I want you to “Oil                      heart forever.                                                 Dear Jessica...                                                          Olivia Pantoja, YOU HAVE SEEN AND HEARD ME CRY,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AND YOU ALWAYS KNEW WHAT TO SAY! THANK YOU
To my Best Division Buddie Brooke.                              This Up” EARLY.        -Anonymous-                          Love, Abi <3                                                   Everyday with you...                                                     SO MUCH FOR THAT. REMEMBER IʼM ALWAYS HERE
Happy Valentineʼs Day                                                                                                                                                                      The bell rings it all begins.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FOR YOU TOO. LOVE YA MUCHOO. HAPPY VALEN-

Love Terrance                                                   To: Andrew Cirt                                             To my dearest leaky one:                                                                                                                TINES DAY, STEPH

                                                                Weʼve known each other for almost a year now and                      SEE YOU IN 8th!!!                                    In Drama, you are the Juliet to my                                       Devin Semrow, Hannah Cooney + Eric
                Frances [Jazzy]                                 you have touched my life. I know I will never forget
                                                                                                                                            sincerely,                                     Romeo.                                                                   Campos, What time is it???
                                                                you. Regardless of whether you like me or not, I am                                                                                                                                                 See page 21! You guys are AMAZING!
                12 years down...                                grateful to have met you, because you have shown                                 your love guppy <<3                       In Trig, you are the solution to my                                      LOVE NICOLETTE N.
                100 more to go                                  me a whole other world that is so much brighter than        P.S. How do you get that dangerously hott-                     love equation
                  <3 your bff                                   what mine used to be. Thank you so much for being so        looking body through lane security every                       In Physics, you are the electric field                                    Yay! I love Valentineʼs Day =]] Donʼt forget everyone,
                                                                sweet and caring and Happy Valentineʼs Day!                                                                                                                                                         my bday is March 3rd! Itʼs coming up! Baloons plz!
                     To Noemi:                                  From: Me <3
                                                                                                                            morning???                                                     that holds us together.                                                  hehe <3
                    Chewy Bars?                                                                                             PSS - ily. Marry me????
                                                                                                                                                                                           En Español, eres la realidad de mi                                       -Lauren Salsaaa! Div 917
                       -Eddie                                                                                               HAPPY                                                          mundo.                                                                   Pumpkin Phoo, I love you oh so very much! We have been to-

                                                                Marry Me Katrina                                                                                                           In Lunch, you are what I hunger.                                         gether for so long. 4 Ever and 4 Always is what you said. 4 Ever
Eirc Castro & Bianca Muniz                                                                                                  VALENTINES                                                     In History, you are the past, present
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    will love you and 4 Always I will be yours. I love you for a year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Iʼm ready to love you for th rest of my life. See you soon!

I love you BooBoo 11.27.06                                                                                                  DAY to Div 905!!!                                              and future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    -Apple Bottom Boo

                                                                    -A. Ruiz                                                                                                               In Lit, you are the story of my life.                                    Dear Natalie, weʼve known eachother
                                                                                                                            -From Ms. Taitt                                                And finally in Chemistry, you are                                         for two years. Sure, maybe the first
 Happy Valentineʼs Day                                                                                                       HEY JUNIORS!! THANK YOU SO
                                                                                                                                                                                           the action to my every reaction.                                         doesnʼt count because you didnʼt know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    who I was, but you sure left an impres-
                                                                                                                                                                                           I LOVE YOU
                                                                To my Pritzker Baberz:
                                                                                                                             MUCH!! We had to many good memories together!
                                                                Words canʼt express how much I love yall.                    Caro, Celeste, Ricky, Zach White, and the other ones                                                                                   sion on me. Weʼve had our differences,
Happy Valentineʼs Day Jenny, I                                  You guyz have always been there for me                       you guys know who you are. Tank you for all the                                                                                        our ups, our downs, me watching you

guess Iʼm your special someone this                             despite the situation. We have been friends                  patience that you guys for me! Caro thank you for all
                                                                for oh so long now that I would consider you                 the rides!!!!! Happy Valentineʼs Day!! Hope you guys                                                                                   slowly bend over to get a drink of wa-
year. Love me.                                                  guys my true sisters. So to my sisters...Kennia,             find someone special on this day!!! LOTS OF LOVE                                                                                        ter, and you critisizing my every more.
                                                                                                                             FROM HENNY ROJAS
I luv u Celeste                                                 Kieraa, and Jasmine! Happy Valentineʼs Day!                                                                                                                                                         well I guess what Iʼm trying to say,
2 yr anniversairy of our friendship
=) ur one n only maczito
                                                                -Ashley M.
                                                                                                                             A.K.A. GHETTO SKWIRREL
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Anonymously Earl.                                    baby, you know the cules and so do I. A
~mAcz~                                                                                                                      “Itʼs Teal!”-                                                                                                                           full commitmentʼs what Iʼm thinking,
what would my life be without you...                            To my Wifey Material and my Baby                                                                                           Liz, Iʼve been meawning to tell you this
                                                                                                                            Weʼve gone through so much, but thatʼs only
                                                                Mommaʼs, Stino and Chelz:                                                                                                  for a long time, so here it goes. Ever                                   you wouldnʼt get this from any other
                                                                                                                            brought us closer and its made me love you
Happy Valentines Day                                            I love yall so much! We have been through                   even more each day...You make everyday                         since the first time I saw you I knew that                                guy. I just wanna tell you how Iʼm
Pinky!                                                          so much stuff together especially with these                amazing. You make my world go round! I                         you were special, every time. I think                                    feeling, gotta make you understand
I Heart You!                                                    boys. So this V-Day going to be for my                      LOVE YOU! Never doubt it!                                      about you I canʼt help but smile. You                                    never gonna give you up, never gonna
                                                                girls.                                                      P.S. Donʼt let it get to your big head!                                                                                                 let you down. Never gonna run around
“I wan sum thoup” HA HA                                                                                                     -Your Secret Admirer        Shh....
                                                                                                                                                                                           make me feel like Iʼve never felt before,
Happy Valentineʼs Day Baby! I love you!                         Happy Valentineʼs Day           -Ashley M.                                                                                 there is no one in this world that I would                               and desert you. Never gonna make you
from your: Eskimo, Yoshi, Titanic, + Pre-                                                                                   Blinded at sight yet never picky for a fight. Contained
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cry, never gonna say good bye, never
cious <3 “Imma call you!”                                       Renee!                                                      by unworthy Love and held up by uncontrolable Hate.            rather be with. Iʼm so thankful that I
                                                                Weʼve had some pretty awesome times                         Actions that speak louder thn the heart to the open ear        have found such an amazing person like                                   gonna tell a lie and hurt you. Your
Dear Cynthia Boo,
You know Iʼm there for yai whenever you need me.                this year and Iʼm glad you were with me                     listener, who awaits HER reactions to the visions that
                                                                                                                                                                                           you. The last few months have been                                       heartʼs been aching, but youʼre too shy
                                                                                                                            are compared between two diffrent people And the
Have a happy Valentineʼs Day and I love you.                    through it all. SLOWSKIS and ST. AN-                        words spoken to her heart. So I the writter waits Hop-         the greatest months of my life, and it                                   to say it. Inside we both know whatʼs
-Dominique                                                      DREWS! Love you to death and I wanna                        ing it reachers her heart her mind Just Her                                                                                             been going on. We know the game and
                                                                                                                                                                                           makes me so happy knowing that its
                                                                                                                            Yours truely
To my girls: Daisy Dukes, Ale Cecy, & Jaks. Happy Valentines    go to the rooftop and screa I love my best                                                                                 going to continue. I know that your                                      weʼre gonna play it. And if you ask me
Dat! Las uiero much! But not more than mi <3 (lol jay kay)
And Mrs. Suarez! (haha) You an okay division teacher (but you
                                                                friend Renee. lol love, Laura                                                                                              getting cheezy reading this, but I mean                                  how Iʼm feeling, donʼt tell me youʼre
                                                                                                                            Happy Valentineʼs Day, MARCEL B. GIBSON,
would be the BEST if you buy me them tacos you alwyas talking
about!!! :) Steph                                               Richard Simmons! (Alyssa)                                   donʼt ask how I got ur middle initial just know that           everything that Iʼm writing. You mean                                    too blind to see it. Never gonna desert
                                                                O wow I donʼt know what I would do                          a girl yearning for you and anxiously waiting for              the world to me. 12-08-07                                                you. Never gonna make you cry, and
Dear Jennevy AKA my lil sis                                                                                                 you to make her Valentineʼs Day special “staining”
Your the greatest lil sis. Hope everything works out            without you in XC. “Happy faces Happy                                                                                      S.G.                                                                     say goodbye. Never gonna lie and hurt
                                                                                                                            is all on my mind when I think of you perhaps you
with your issues. Happy Valentineʼs Day                         Bodies!” Iʼm so lucky to have you and if I                  can call me thirsty or shall I say a hungry. I remem-                                                                                   you. I just wanted to tell you how Iʼm
                                                                                                                                                                                           TO MITU, JEKASA, COCOSHU, CAPRITA, MARU,
                                          -Love Christian       had more money I would go on for a page                     ber when I first saw you, I wanted you like a fat kid           OVI, ADAN, AND TOMEK.                                                    feeling because any hell is better than
                                                                about how awesome you are. I love you R.                    when they first saw cake.                                       VA IUBESC, I LOVE YOU TE QUIERO, JE                                      silence. Now Henaine, please allow me
 Happy Valentineʼs Day to                                       SIM Style -Love Rich (Laura)                                -Anonymous                                                     TʼAIME!!!               -FROM GREEN EYES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to introdune myself, for Iʼm a man of
     the class of ʻ09
                                                                                                                            Valentines Day without you wouldnʼt be “nuthing”. 8
                                                                Heather Seicr!                                              months later and it still feels like the very first day I met   Anh, Tam, Jory, Sam, Davie, Kai, RJ, and                                 wealth and taste. Well Iʼm gonna cut
                                                                Well I donʼt kno where Iʼd be w/out you. Youʼve             you. I love yu, Luis A. Martinez.                              Ponley.                                                                  this off, for now, my fairest maid.
To Div 935                                                                                                                                                    -Jaz-                        The Butt kicking, always late, sometimes ballin,
                                                                been with me through it all and your basiccally                                                                                                                                                     -From, come on, look eight across the
                                                                my sister. I couldnʼt ask for a better best friend that                                                                    6th period lunch Buddies.
from Mr. Weiler, your Div teacher                                                                                           Nena - You mean the world to me and words canʼt
                                                                                                                                                                                           Noemi Honey! Awh, look at my Freshman buddy! Good olʼ times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    table in fourth period.
                                                                you, and Iʼm not gonna get one because youʼre               express how much I love you. You are my life, my love,
Happy Valentines Day                                            stuck with me for good, sorry but its true lol.             my everything. Donʼt ever forget htat you re my other
                                                                                                                                                                                           at lunch sweetness. This is our 1st year not having lunch together       To my favorite girls:
                                                                                                                                                                                           ann sucks anyways, happy Valentines Day. I love ya! *Your                Tory, Adriana, Melanie, Annabel, Vernica C., Amaris, Ivette, Stepha-
                                                                Happy Valentineʼs Day                                       half without you Iʼm incomplete.        -XOXO Bella            buddy olʼ pal*                                                           nie, Susie, Cidera, Veronica G., Kayla, Krystal, ally, Elena, Blanca,
I love you mucho have a great day                               Love Laura Funkler XOXO
                                                                                                                            Laura, Happy Valentines day! Your my best friend and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -Lizzy Liz     and freshman girls Bianca, Lizette, Alex, and Sandy. I love you all in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    so many different ways. Love, Abi
and Iʼll see you later for some fun                             Laura! My Richard Simmons. I love you                       you know I luv you. Well I canʼt wait for our Valentines       Baby muffin! Iʼm glad that weʼre together. Youʼre a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My love guppy; I just want to had me at hello.
                                                                                                                            dinner. You know Iʼll always be there for you. I hope          very special person in my life and I treasure you. I love
                                                                so much. Even though we got in a bit of                     you have a Happy Valentines Day.                               you insane amounts. I do! Happy V-Day, babe. Love,                       when I asked you if I leaked. blank-o, I love you even
Papa, weʼve had our ups & downs but in the end                                                                                                                      -Heather Sencis        baby noodle. =)                                                          if you do kill our children! (balloon.) love is always
remember itʼs always going to be “you & me together             trouble this year, Iʼm glad you were there                                                                                                                                                          brightest in 8th per. =)                         -Me
                                                                                                                            Jessica Herberg, The girl with the blonde hair, And the
forever!” Love you,                                             with me! I canʼt wait until next Homecom-                   blue eyes. Everytime I see you, My hear wants to flu.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Dear Isis S., I havenʼt known you for that long but Iʼm already
                       mama                                                                                                                                                                falling for you Iʼm sorry I donʼt hve the courage to tell you straight
                                                                ing with you! Haha. Happy Valentines                        the girl of my heart, And of my dreams. You may not            to your face but I really like you and I know you donʼt want a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY JALYN. HEY!!! ITS
                                                                                                                            guess, But you know me.                        -J.S.                                                                                    OUR FIRST VALENTINE. HOPEFULLY WE HAVE
My dearest Brigette,                                            next Homecoming with you! Haha. Happy                                                                                      relationship because Fernando broke your golden heart but I wish,
                                                                                                                                                                                           I hope that I can change your mind.           -A hopeless romantic       ALOT MORE. LOL I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY
ahem* Your hair smells like that of a llama & I want            Valentines Day! Love, Alyssa (R. Sim.)                      To Chris Howze even though we are no longer together                                                                                    HEART      LOVE, ASHLEY
you to be momma. THE END! Your not so                                                                             i still wish you a happy Valentineʼs Day I still got love      Robert Smith, I am in love with you, to say the least.
                                                                To my cousin Jose and all the beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Riley OʼNeil,
secret-secret admirer XOXOXO                                                                                                for you hope you have a good and specil Day 143                You never notice me, or even look my way. But I know
                                                                girls: Jessica, Stephanie, Indira, Rebecca,                                                                  anonymous     someday God will bring us together forever. Until death
Jose - I bet you canʼt figure who I am! Iʼm pretty tall (I       Laura Pati, Lucy, Tesi and...Happy                                                                                         do us part. Now with all my heart, anonymous.
think), taught you how to dance (even thugh you still step on
me), and I love to eat (like Jr. bacon cheese burgers without
                                                                Valentineʼs Day! I love you! -Angela                        My Best Division Buddy Terrance,                               Susie, I would love nothing more than to spend a day with you,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please stop peeing in
                                                                                                                            I LOVE YOU HEFFER!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    your pants when girls
the bacon). I love ya tons and happy Valentineʼs day!           Heya Marysia,                                                                                                              talking about life and music and anything in the world you want to
                                                                Your an amazing friend, and Iʼd sing Riky ticky tak         Happy Valentines Day                                           talk about. Give me the chance to look into your beautiful brown
                                                                with you anytime =P                                                                   Love Brooke                          eyes . Go out with me.                                 -Gerry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    talk to you. Happy
To my Angela, Becca, and Laura, Looks! Your names

are in the newspaper! Hehe =) I love you all oh so                    -Chpokio AKA the girl who keeps you sane!
much, even with all of our “interesting” talks during                                                                                                                                      To the best friends a person could ask for. Thank you
lunch! Happy Valentineʼs Day!!! Love, Stephanie                 Hey Brookezilla! I love you & donʼt
                                                                need a man in your life! Remember 4 months!!! Have a
                                                                                                                                                                                           Jessica, Edith, Vero, Sophia, Itachi, Ana, David, Gladys,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Socoro and sammy. Srry guys. I have no money for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Valentineʼs Day! Ask
Kristin,                                                                                                                                                                                   chocolate.                      Beatriz V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that girl out already!!
                                                                great Valentineʼs Day! I love you!
I wish youʼd give me a chance, Iʼm a                                                    -Ciara <3
                                                                                                                                                                                           Dear Joey, I have been thinking a lot lately and I have
pretty nice guy once you get to know                            Jesus, You truely are special to m and Iʼm so glad I
                                                                have you in my life. I love you and even though weʼve
                                                                                                                                                                                           realized how good you are for me. I have finally
                                                                                                                                                                                           realized tht I love you. Call me when you see this.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Youʼre a cutie, but man
me. Just ask Lauren.
                                                                been through a lot I still love you . Love always your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Love Barb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    up! -Anonymous
                           February 2008                                                                                                                               Love                                                                                                                     Page 13

Kevin Hu she likes you, she’s in our trig                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     So I know this girl whos funny, beautiful, & the
class, she’s in one of the first four rows.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    love of my life. The day I met her (10-31-06) & I
It’s so obvious!Just talk to her!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             LOVE HER.....Happy Valentines Day Babe:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tu amos me as dado, el mio depertence, they key
To all my single friends who spend Valentine’s Day all                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to my heart belongs to you, the key is not metal,
alone. Happy Valentine’s. Call me I’ll show you some                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the key is not steel, its three simple words both
                                                                      JOHNNY PATINO!!                                                      Lauren Corso!... im 3 for 3...
love.          ~!ZZY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          you and me desire to hear....
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Red slushy from gas station- $1.50                                                              Emilio
                                                                                                                                           colleges not behind the arc!..still
To Tamanna, my favorite 8th and                                       I KNOW YOU DON’T                                                     waiting.. but i will miss you when
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rose for 1 month anniversary- $2.50
                                                                                                                                                                                                            This ad- $4.00                                                    Alma:
7th period buddy ever.
                   Benjamin Leon
                                                                      GO HERE BUT YOU’LL                                                   I leave for college!!..The football
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lunch for you- $5.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Booty shorts from Belize- $20.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ese que se muere por estar entre tus brazos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ese loco que sigue tus pasos
                                                                      PROBABLY HEAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                            The feeling I get when I’m with you- PRICELESS
To my Tonio. I love yo lil ugly self. You never give up on                                                                                 game at Notre Dame was one of                                    I love you babe, Happy Valentine’s Day                            Ese que te entrega lo mejor
me and you’re a great friend. You’re always there when I
need you. You’re soo special. Happy Valentine’s Day                   ABOUT THIS FROM                                                      the best times of my we                                                            - Teddy                             Para que tú le des su amor
                                                                                                                                           met Bobbie!!!                                                                                                                      Soy yo
                                                                      ALL THE LADIES
                                     Love your big girl, Gyp                                                                                                                                                Antonio, baby I love you with all my heart.
                                                                                                                                           I am taking him to Prom... then                                  You make me so happy, and I hope we last as                       Dear Boo Boo,
    Happy Valentine’s Day                                             WHO FLOCK TO                                                         next year you’ll take Jonathan...;)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            long as possible. You make me smile like crazy                    Happy Valentine’s Day!Your the best thing that ever
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              happened to me & I love you!
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and I am so proud to call me my boyfriend. You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Your pookie<3

                                                                      YOU OUTSIDE OF                                                       As of now, DUKE is #2....and                                     are not like the rest of the guys I know, you are
                                                                                                                                                                                                            amazing. I love you Albobaby <3 2.1.08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sonia <3 Ivan

                                                                                                                                           where’s North Carolina?! oh yeah                                                                                                   Marry me Ms. McCoy!!!
Angela!! You probably look sexy today, LoL. I miss eating lunch
with you and the rest, but it’s cool because I chill with you at      SCHOOL!!!                                                            BELOW DUKE!!.. -Lots of love,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Love, Erna
                                                                      YOUR BASKETBALL                                                                                                                                                                                         Jesus           -Alex
divison, even though I’m late to mine, LoL. So happy Valentine’s
Day, much love
                                                                                                                                                          Redick’s Girlfriend                               Blessing, you should already
                                                                      MOVES ARE IMPRES-                                                    Manny Ma Best Buddy, Lil Bibi Loka- Ma Lil Brown thing, Ari-
                                                                                                                                           Ma Partner in crime, Brenda- The Evil One, Vany-Ma sexy Babe,    know who this is from!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To Caitlin,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You can come with me, anytime to buy an
We love you Tina!                                                     SIVE ESPECIALLY                                                                                                                                                                                         ugly jacket.
                                                                                                                                           Livy- Ma beautiful mamma, Crystal- Ma one-N-only Gatita
                                                                                                                                           Fiera! Lucy LOVES 4EVER!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From, too cool for cake.
              -Piya & DJ                                              THAT LITTLE SMIRK                                                                                                                     KQ....Sorry I’m so afraid to                                      Hey girl hey
                                                                                                                                           Hey Steph, It may not have                                       talk to girls -P. Kane                                            09!!
                                                                      YOU MAKE AFTER                                                       worked, but I still Love                                                                                                                                  -Nathalie Aguila (906)
I LOVE EVERYONE! =)                                                   YOU MAKE THE                                                         you Kid. Happy Valentine’s                                       Swim Team 2008 City Champs                                        To my Tam,Sandy’s got nothing on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            - Capt.
Celebrating our 4 month anniversary
                                                                      SHOT!!!                                                              Day. --RNJ                                                                             RUIZ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              me.I’m saving up for the raffle and you’re
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              mine.         -Love Belfor
 ( 5 days late)                                                       I love cake!!                                                        Hey Yasmin, Jennifer, N Veronica!!! Hope you guys have
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tim, I love you! You’ve been my best
                                                                      From Ice Cream
                                                                                                                                           a great Valentine’s Day! Haha me and Lucy are tired from                                                                           Babe, Happy Valentine’s Day I love you so much more. OMG
love ya lil Squirrel Bite.                                                                                                                 soccer, Yasmin no diggas que this is stupid, Jennifer que todo   friend for so long, that in the end, you                          it’s been two years already! Let’s keep them coming my love!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Roses are red. Violets are blue. \, I can’t see life without you!
                                                                                                                                           este bien, Veronica hope you get to celebrate with David.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ended up growing on me and becom-                                 ABC FOEREVER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Love, Babaganoosh
PaRa ToDaZ Laz NaKaz,inKluiEnDo a CeCy y                              Krzysztof,
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ing mouch more. Sure you have a
EsTePhaNie.OZea LaZ KiErO MiL,nUnk KmBieN.
Zon LaZ MeJoReS aMiGuigUiss! FeLiZ DiA De Zan
                                                                      Whether it was fate or coincidence that brought us together, it
                                                                      doesn’t matter because your are my life now.No matter what hap-      Hey BLAH, AlexIs and                                             mushroom hairstyle, and yea you look                              HAPPY VALENTINE’S
                                                                                                                                           Kara da Scara. U Rock!
                                                                      pens between us in the future, I just want to enjoy the “now” that
VaLenTiN! <3<3
                   aTTe: AleKzANDrA KueVaS                            we have. Remember, everything happens for a reason.                                                                                   like a 5 year old in your Hong Kong                               BIRTHDAY ASHLEIGH 17!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                            “salmon” shirt and khaki pants, but I
Dear Nancy, you’re my beach-                                          Dude,
                                                                                                                                           To my Dorky Dork a.k.a. Double D’s lol!                          wouldn’t want you any other way. I
                                                                      What if we randomly broke into song?
                                                                                                                                           Well I just wantwd to show you ow much
                                                                      I <3 all my ‘o’ppl & my ride or die buddies!!!                                                                                        hope you read this, your cheeks turn
      Yours truly, Bugeyes                                                                                                                 I care about you and wish you a Happy                                                                                              I want you to know that, “I chose to
                                                                                                          Taylor                                                                                            red and you’re saying to yourself, “
                                                                      To my Turtle-Lover
                                                                                                                                           Valentine’s day! =D I can’t imagine not having                                                                                     adore you in silence, for in silence, I
Megan, I’d like to thank you for being such an amazing
person. I love and cherish every second we spend                      I <3 you!                                                            you around my life jusr having you around my                     How embarrasing!” Just remember, it’s                             find no rejection.I find that beauti-
together, and I want the whole world to know that I love              Let the clock keep running!                                          life just wouldn’t be as fun or complicated jk                   a sign of infection.                                              ful means so much than just a pretty
you more than anything. Happy Valentine’s Day Baby!                                                                                        jk you know I luv ya!
                                                                              Love, Freddy[ Jazzy]                                                                                                                     Happy Valentine’s Day
                                                                                                                                           --From you BAMF                                                                                                                    face; it means that you are so unique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Love, Jenny
Katrina loves James                                                   MARY AND JESSICA for EVER
                                                                      I LOVE YOU BABY.                                                     Hey Beautiful we go together                                                    Mary & Jessica.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in oh so many ways. Because of
Forever and ever                                                      Everyone call Sonny.He’s single.                                     like! Peanut Butter-N-Jelly.                                                  Fo Eva & Eva Baby.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              this I find that you are amazing both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              inside and within...”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Oh, Plus Sonny
Faby, I love you, honey bunches of oats.                              Hey Brittany!                                                        Happy Valentines’s Day my
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I love you loser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To:Diana Alcantara
Will you be my valentine?
                                                                      uncle                                                                “sweet Lady”! - Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I think you’re really cool Diana and you are very special to
           -Maple Syrup Pancake                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               me. I really like you but I’m sorry I can’t tell you in person.

To the class of ‘10 espeecially Dria, Blessing, and
Sigma Sigma Eta!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Danielle I you ever so much.
Big ups to all my Strippers Chasidee and Sarah Boing!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           We will have the greatest
From little sister chitchat!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Valentine Day ever. You just

I love you barbie mafia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         watch. David says he loves
                                                                      I love the following with all my heart: Sean (single drum-
           love, Arissa                                               mer), Robert Arsen, Ted, Tpry April, Magie, Neka, Caty,
                                                                      Natalija, Maricel, David Johnicus, Largo, Sarah Lee and
                                                                                                                                           I’ve said it all to you. You
                                                                      most of all Geeeorge! You’ve all made this year sexy, awe-
To my babies/wities/besties of Ladii M.O.B.B.
I just want 2 say Happy Valentines day and
                                                                      some, and sexy, my loves. Happy Lovin’ Day peeps!
                                                                                                                                           mean everything to me. With                                                                                                        France is the cutest guy ever!
                                                                                                                                           you by my side we’re down                                                                                                                   -Anonymous

                                                                      Hey ladies! Looking for a laid back, love-hungry, guitar
“We dn’t Superman no mo, We supersoak da
                                                                      god? I’ll hook you up with smokin’ hottie.
SQUAD!!! LOL iLY                                                      P.S. I’ll be sure to wear my “X-ray” eyes.
                                                                                                       Love Mike H.
                                                                                                                                           for whatever, forever. I love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Easten Region of THEM- 7th Period APUSH: I’m proud of

JON DANG LOVES                                                                                                                             you like a fat kid loves cake :-)                                                                                                  all of you! Keep up the hard work and max effort to defeat

                                                                                                                                           Juntos para siempre. Te amo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the Evil Empire! That means Zigy and Podgers too!

   LAWN MOWERS                                                        Just want you to know what you mean                                                                                                                                                                     The Benevolent One (aka The Big B.O.)- Mr. Ruckauf

                                                                      to me. When I’m with you, I never want                               princssa.           Jose G.                                                                                                        Kelsey, you’re my best friend and I love
                                                                      it to end. Everytime we hug I can’t bear
A.B. !!                                                               to let go...but if I don’t, you’ll be late to                        WOW Baby 10 months already! I’m so happy that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              you!!!=) Much love and Happy Valentine’s Day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lots of love to all my other friends -PODGERS
That’s what she said! :)
                                                                                                                                           I coud spend this day with you. I love you with
                                                                      class. Can’t wait to see you boo.                                    all my heart. This is our first Valentines day & I
                                                                                                Love, Feras                                                                                                                                                                   My dearest Natalija,
                                                                                                                                           couldn’t be happier! You mean the world to me,
To all my sisters (originally) Gup Chelsea, Janeile, Jo-Jo, and                                                                            plese be mine 4ever because life w/0 you is no life I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I am truly happy we are together. Our love
Kadija. I love all yall despite everything that has ever happened,    To JRMR Div. 048                                                     want to live. Our love is full of happiness & I can’t            Western Region of THEM-1st Period APUSH: I’m proud of all         seems to know no bounds, even though we are
and yall will be a pat of me forever. We don’t need a title to show   Thou are with me befor the sun is up, and I have                     wait for Yolu, Lela, Bear (& Alexis) who will bring
                                                                                                                                                                                                            of you! Keep up the hard work and max effort to defeat the Evil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              from different backrounds.
our sisterhood.                                                                                                                                                                                             Empire! Special Kudos to ‘Old Man’ Mario and Ricky ‘Reads
                                                                      known thee for two years. Yet you still know not                     our lives so much happiness... I can’t wait to spend             Everything’!                                                      You are from upper class New York and I’m
                                      I love yall from Shanae
                                                                      what I conceive everytime my eyes meet yours.                        my life with you & no matter where we end, as long               The Benevolent One (aka The Big B.O.) - Mr. Ruckauf               from west Philadelphia, born and raised. On a
                                                                      And the reason falls on me, and me alone. For my
~* mAcz* -n- *Andrea*
                                                                                                                                           as we’re together will be fine, and I will always                 This is GHETTO SKWIRREL!! Thank you guys so                       playgrounds is where I spent most of my days.
                                                                      cowardice self, but soon I hope you will know what                   choose you.
                                                                      I do. That I think of thee more than thou knows. I                                                                                    much for everything!! Pedro Morales, Cheezcake,                   Chilling out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool while
 I know we will last long =)                                          can only hope that you feel the same way I do.
                                                                                                                                           I Love you with all my heart.
                                                                                                                                           Happy Valentines Day!
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Hoyos, Yadira Martinez, Carlos Dominguez                  shootin’ some b-ball outside of school, when a
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and so on. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! Tank you for                       couple of guys who were up to no good started
                                                                                                                                           Ari Santiago <3’s Luis Santiago 4.2.07 forever!                  making me laugh and hopefully I made you laugh!!
Shout out to Jonathan Padilla whose 8 inches                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  making trouble in my neighborhood. I got in
                                                                      Our hearts are one you bring me peace/ The smile,                                                                                     Happy Valentines Day!! Hopefully you will find
of FUN! Erik Chen shave your mustache! Jessa                                                                                                Dear Apple: Happy Valentine’s day/1 year                                                                                          one little fight and my mom got scared, she
                                                                      yo eyes that I see/ A beautiful girl with more than                                                                                   someone special!!!
Carbon’s glasses are cool!                                            a face/The mindand personl!ty defines your grace/                     anniversary. Love you 4 ever N 4 always.                                                                                           said “You’re moving with your aunt and uncle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            From Jenny Rojas
                           - Jon Dang                                 You support my goals you breate my dreams/You                        Pumpkin                                                                                                                            to Bel-Air!” I whistled for a cab and when it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A.K.A. GHETTO SKWIRREL
                                                                      do all in your power to see me succeed/ When I                                                                                                                                                          came near the license plate said “fresh” and
To my beautiful Girls. I love you girls with all my                   need rest you start restorin’/From my soul Happy
                                                                                                                                           To: Soni Khudi,
                                                                                                                                           Eh mere pyaare yaarg
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I will always love you, Erik’s Chin.                              there was dice in the mirror. If anything I
heart. My pookie booo baby cakes...
                                                                      Valentine’s Day Lauren.                                              Kab se hai mujhe fumhara intezarr,                               Even if you are homeless.                                         could tell that this cab was rare, but I thought
To Kristina & Krstina                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Nah, forget it. Yo home to Bel-Air!” I pulled
                                                                                                      From Corey                           Yeh meti nahin, mere dil ka hai sawaal,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Love, Brock (from Pokemon)
                                    Love Edwin                                                                                             Kya tumka bhi hain mujhse pyarr?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              up to the house around 7 or 8 and I yelled to
To my Boo soon 2 be Mines XOXO. To my Pooky                           Mama Alex+ Husby France=Wifey Yut                                    If Johnathan Padilla had a dollar                                To Matt                                                           the cabbie “Yo homes smell ya later!” Loom
Bear I love you and you owe me 2 dollas.                                                                                                   and Nick Nguyenn took that dollar how much does                  from: Lizbeth                                                     of my kingdom, I was finally there, to sit on
Lizbeth Bastidas                                                      Christina+ Wifey Yee Jenny+ Wifey Sam                                he have left?                                                                  Lubb you my crazy boo booskie...                    my throne as the prince of Bel-Air.
                            Love, Matt                                Jennifer+ Wifey Say Lisa+ Wifey MMM                                  Still more than Erik Chen                                        you are the best... I will always be here for you :)                                         Love, Zack
                                                                      Julie+ Maid Abraham=Family Kung
Be mine NATALIE PARK! Your the one Jessica Najera *wink
wink*. I love Connie Andrade, Joan Pancho, Hajar Jougalaf,            Pow! That’s one tenth baby! Wo al og
                                                                                                                                           Ashley, baby we’ve been through a lot this past year.
                                                                                                                                           Even though all the stuff that has happened we’ve
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Salam, Odette, and Daisy are the hottest                          If I had a dollar for every lung Erik
Edrienne Besagar, Ruby Benigno, Chennie Ong, Michael
                                                                                                                                           been strong for almost a year. I love you more than              lunch buddie. The boy at thei table is                            had, I’ld have 50 cents.
Masaya, Julian Auza, Willfredo Torres, and Everyone who knows         usah and freshies dao!                                                                                                                even hotter.
Mia!! Muah!                                                                                                                                anything. Happy V. Day, Love D.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Johnson Nyguyen
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sugar Bear,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Your so cute! Happy Valentine’s Day!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -your babe *muah*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Happy Valentine’s Day! I just wanted
                                                             Happy Valentine’s Day Jazzy                                           Get on Google and watch
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Linda Ayapan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         You are the most craziest girl I have ever met. I’m glad that i
                                                                                                                                                                                                         got to know you better. You make me so happy and glad, AND I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to let you know how much I care about
                                                             Pooh! I know you got a man                                            Freedom to Fascism                                                    promise I’m not like any other guy. ---Love Secret Admirer        you on this day of love. You make me
                                                             but he aint me. Ur like a                                             There was once a girl named Keli, She was very very
                                                                                                                                                                                                         I Love 2:2! MAMMVB-                                               happy and you put a smile on my face,

                                                                                                                                   smelly, She liked to eat popcorn, During a snows                                                                                        which people say doesn’t happen often.
                                                             skittle and I want to taste ur                                        storm, An she had a very large Belly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         PD! Sexy Beasts!!                                                 The time we have had together so far
                                                             rainbow.                                                              --ILY Jane H.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           has been great and I can’t wait for what
                                                                                                                                   I love you Demi, Nicolette, Sonia! I’m going to miss you guys         Dear Taylor Hogan
                                                                                                                                   when you guys leave!! Thanks for all the great memories in Choir!
                                                                                                                                   Division 028 I love you all too! Carlio you are the Greatest! 5-16-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         You made Manson’s party the ride of my life. I                    comes next. This is just for you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         have become a man.                                                --Marvin
                                                             SOMEONE LOVES YOU!
                                                                                                                                   07 Byanka Be Mine!
                                                                                                                                   Love Always Carmen Rivera                                             Love, Reed Lubin xoxo
To my love Jayson.                                                      Cameron =)                                                                                                                                                                                         Paulina,
Happy Valentine’s baby. I just got to tell you                                                                                     Happy Valentine’s Day! I love you Dani! You rock                      To the one I call Gorgeous. Have fun in school                    even though you don’t deserve one of these, I still found a way
                                                                                                                                   my world. If ou were a man I’d punch you!                                                                                               to come up with $2 to buy you one. =] j/k babe... you mean so
                                                                                                                                                                                                         and don’t forget us. Be safe and hopefullu you
that all this time that we’ve been together has              Patrycja-                                                             That was Spencer, I wrote the sweet stuff.                            know who this is, Happy Valentine’s Day!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           much to me, an I hope you a an Amazing Valentine’s Day!
been the best moments of my life. Through the                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I <3 you, Zach
good and bad times, I’ve always enjoyed your                 The locker is never going to be                                       --Will
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Happy Valentine’s Day to my second
presence in my life.                                         clean....but at least it smeels like                                  Brian Ramos is a sexy beast!!                                         favorite bassist whose names starts with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Giggedy giggedy

I love you so much,
     Marita                                                  lemons now!                                                           --Table 2:2                                                           a “Ro” --Zack                                                                    giggedy goo.

I love you Nicole. JK, I lied. Jessica is my                                                                                                                                                                                                                               FOR DIVISION 185. YOU’RE
hero. John is my best friend. Jo Banana
Pancakes forever! You are all so amazing. I                                                                                                                                                                                                                                THE BEST - MR. SWEET
love Jessica!

I love Div. 156!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MS. SEBESTYEN LOVES HER
                                                             You are the cutest freshy in the                                      AKROWAS                                                               4 Brittany Stokes
                                                                                                                                                                                                         We find ourselves at awaiting the ultimate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           WORLD STUDIES CLASSES!
I’m not racist Jazmine                                                            To Ivan                                              Je t’aime                                                         experience. It is required that one must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Happy Valentine’s Day to all
I truly love you                                                                                                                   Halle... I love you... you are my baby bapesta. I call
                                                                                                                                                                                                         paint a picture of his ribs in order to meet
Love, Baby Bougher                                                                                                                 you that because I took your babe                      your criteria. It is truely worth the aquire-                     my girlies and most of all to my
                                                             To Our number One son Kevin, Luv                                                                          - Your Baby,                      ment of media if you posses the qual-                             SBF!!! I love you!
Honey bear, ur the shock to my                                                                                                                                                                           ity he disconnects from potenial Butta. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Caren Mangulabnan
                                                                                                                                                                       Prince A’KEEM
                                                             you lots.Love Always your Mom’s                                                                                                             understand time and its ruthless attitude to
system. Mahal kita mucho,                                    Crystal an Zaida
                                                                                                                                   To all my freshman that know me in ROTC! I LOVE YOU
                                                                                                                                                                                                         particles of the universe, so I can’t expect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           I think you are really
                                                                                                                                   GUYS! You guys are great and make me laugh a lot. You guys
Christine Cisnero                                                                                                                  will remember me because I am the S-#3!! Happy Valentine’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                         you to throw pity. I just want you to under-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cute-your secret
                                                                                                                                   Day! From Jenny Rojas A.K.A Thh S-3
The past month has been amazing. I hope you have a Happy
                                                             To Desi-Ray                                                                                                                                 stand that I can’t be a victim to falling sand
                                                             The bastest sister in the world and my blonde (at heart) Partner in
Valentine’s Day. I just wanted to show you how much I care   crime.I love you (eve though you are a ditz) 4 Ever                   Sanjay, ur grades are too good! I’m jealous!                          and miss out on a tasteful piece of toast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (senior) admirer
about you.                                                      You Big Sis Crystal                                                Ur he best!                                                           Finding Butta will be my experience, and I
Love, Pedro                                                  P.S. Rectangle is the new square you know
                                                                                                                                   Love, ur crazy sister                                                 hope that you will choose to lace fingertips.
Get on Google and watch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           You are the best
                                                             I will never find a jwel or perfume enough for you.                    Just want to let my good friends know that I thank                      Sincerely yours,
                                                             ever. All I can say is that I love you now tomorrow                   you for always being here for me. Especially to Rocio,

Freedom to Fascism                                           and for ever.
                                                                             - Your #1 Stalker :)
                                                                                                                                   Daisy, Wendy, Charles, Salena, Cynthia, Mayra, Tony,
                                                                                                                                   Christine, and Robert. Love always, Amarillo

Tanya, I love you.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bye Bye Birdie! Mama AKA Momo will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           miss you guys every moment was one a
Steve                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mother will always cherish! I <3 ou guys!

Cindy! You make first period fun!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To my Gal pals of 6th pd! Karla, Bianca, Anna, Marze-
What would I do without you?? We could fill a book with                                                                                                                                                                                                                     na & Stephanie. I love you guys for always making me
the notes we pass. I love how we tell eachother about our    To All my Filipino Brothers and sisters who represet                                                                                                                                                          laugh and making our group the most supercalafragalis-
                                                             their people and culture to the fullest.                              I LOVE ALL MY BABIES (NO HOMO)
lives and stuff. Happy Valentines Day, ~*mAcz*~                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ticexpialidosios of 6th pd. Love, Mari p.s. Scuritos
                                                              and Jasmine + Jessica                                                DUCKY, FEE-FEE, DRIA, MELANIE, BLESS-
                                                                                                                                   ING, VLAUN, ERICA, JAZZY, JAZZY POO,
Baby, we have had a wonderful 14 months together.                                           Benjamin Leon                                                                                                                                                                  To GF: Will you be my Valentinez

                                                                                                                                   PEGGIE, NATASHA, NATISHA, KIERRA,
During this time we learned so much about one another.
Day by day our love has prospered. Baby, my love, I          To Jill in the Budget Office.                                          SHALYNN, SHIERRA, JUD, ALICIA, LADY                                                                                                     Your my berries to my cream Never
love you so much with all my heart. Love, Your Piglet.       Thnx 4 being such a good friend
                                                                                                                                   MOB, MY TWIN D-MOB, RASHAD, ANTONIO,
                                                                                                                                   JOHNATHON, BRANDON, JOHNATHAN,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           leave me!! From GF: P.S. I Love You
I LOVE MR. WAS.                                                          Your secret admirer.                                      BOTH SOPHOMORE BREANNAS, FRESHMAN                                                                                                       Luv ya: Adrianna Maria Jennifer Socorro Janet Estefaní

                                                                                                                                                                                                         From Da
                                                                                                                                   BREANNA, MEECHIE, PEACHES, TANISHA,                                                                                                     Demi Maria B. Michelle Silvia Diana Marlene Diana G.
From, Every Girl at Lane (and some                           To Mr. Was
                                                                                                                                   SHANAE, JUNIOR, MARVIN, JUAN RIESCO,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Johnathan L. Ana Stephanie Jennifer Tracy Lilybug Mariela
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Andrea Christina Johnathan I sniff you. Happy Valentines
                                                             Just wanted to let you know that you are the most
guys).                                                       attractive teacher in the whole school
                                                                                                                                   VANISHA, CHATARA, YOLANDA, MANUELA,                                                                                                     Day from your friend who cares and loves you Elena
                                                                                                                                   TANZY, LETI, DARWIN, VANTAE, GREG,
I Just Love You
                                                                             From your secret admirers                                                                                                                                                                     Hey Mr. Bobek
                                                                                                                                   ROBIN, KAYLA, EVERYONE ELSE I DIDN’T

                                                             To my beautiful yearbook ladies. You guys have done                   NAME I STILL LUV YA’LL                                                                                                                    Thanks for keeping the orchestra legacy going!
to HCP from Poppy                                            a great job and I’m so proud of you all!                                               LUV ALWAYS, PHILLIS                                                                                                                       Love, Symphony Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           P.S. Listen and adjust!
                                                             We have some great memories that can’t be beat!
                                                                                           Love You, Enid!                         This is a message to all of Lane Tech. It
For my A.P. Guinea Pigs. Thanks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sheri Wells,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I know that you love reading our school newspaper, so
for a wonderful first year in A.P.                            To: The students of B.S.A., Broth-                                    is for the people who wanted to check, to                                                                                               I thought I’d write to you. Happy Valentine’s Day!! Thank
                                                                                                                                   check to see if they had a special Valen-                                                                                               you for your daughter, she is my best friend and a gosh
All my best - Mr. Sweet                                      erhood, and Sisterhood. First and                                     tine. If you didn’t get a cliché “Be Mine,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                         May these quotes inspire you Stage Krew                           darn good one! Love you lots.      -Brooke Kotz

                                                             foremost, “You are our inspiration!”                                                                                                        Divisions 090, 890 and 940, 1st, 2nd
For all my Guitar Geeks-                                     February is not only a time to “Show
                                                                                                                                   Then don’t worry, because you don’t need
                                                                                                                                   to be in a hurry to find the one for you.                              and 5th periods German and 6th and 7th                            Momo loves her
Keep Rockin’- Mr Sweet                                       some love!” It is also the month that                                           Happy Valentine’s Day.                                      periods World Studies:
                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Love conquers all.” -Virgil                                      tennis & LAX babes.
                                                                                                                                   To the Big B.O.!
                                                             we celebrate our heritage and our
Happy Valentine’s Day to all                                                                                                                                                                             “Doch überwiegt das Leben alles, wenn                             Big Mama (Yami), Edwin, Jenny, Carbs, Jocelyn,
                                                             legacy. Happy Valentine’s Day!                                                                                                                                                                                Caro, Celeste, Pedro, Flaco, Trevor I LOVE U
my classes and to 039-the best                                                                                                                                                                           die Liebe in seiner Schale liegt!” -Goethe                        GUYS!!! <3 <3 <3 P.S. U 2 SGT. Butler, SGT.
                                                             E. Williams, E. Gholston,
division ever! -Mr. Carlson                                                                                                        “The Logic is insane.”                                                “There is no remedy for love but to love                          Figueroa and Colonel LMFAO!! -Yadira Martinez
                                                             C. Sanders & T. Williams                                                                                                                    more.” -Thoreau
Dear yearbook students! I love all the hard work you are
putting in to make this centennial edition yearbook the      Hey Jill!!!!!!!!!                                                     You are the best APUSH                                                “Who, being loved, is poor?” -Oscar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           To May, Van, and Dany! 7 years and counting!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ick tick! You peeps are the best. Love! Now if
best yearbook ever. I’ll never forget you! EVER! =) KSL      It’s your boyfriend Jay. Everytime I’m with you,
                                                             my stomach feels like a butterfly kingdom...
                                                                                                                                   teacher EVER! :)                                                      Wilde                                                             we could only get rid of this curse... ha ha ha

To my Breakfast Club (Student Council)
                                                             And I’m the mayor..When we’re not together,                           IT’S RIDICULOUS!!                                                     “All, everything that I understand,I under-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           When wE spenD time together
                                                             I feel like i’ve hit rock bottom, but even lower,
                                                                                                                                   Love,                                                                 stand only because I love.” -Leo Tolstoy
Happy No Hearts Day! lol Love you                            a subterranean trench of disappointment. I love                                                                                             “Where there is love, there is life.”                             my heart tingles, butterflies fill
guys! <3 Mom P.S. 6:45 tomorrow JK!                          you Babe!! I owe cupid my life for bringing us                        The Eastern Region of                                                 -Gandhi                                                           my stomach, and i feel weak in
To the hopeless romantic,                                                                                                          T.H.E.M.                                                              To all my French Students                                         the knees. yoU have my love
              Forget about monday, you have the rest
              of the week in front of you.
                                                             Happy Valentine’s Day                                                 P.S. Sam & Steph will buy you                                         You’re doing a great job in my classes.                           even when we’Re at the lowest
                             - Papi Chulo                    Chinese Club. Keep up the                                             lunch one of these days. haha.                                                             Mrs. Warner                                  point in our relAtionship. i love
Happy Valentine Day Div-870                                  good work. I’m so proud of                                            HAVE AN AWESOME WALEN-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Through thick and thin, through water and fire, I                  you very much anD nOthing can
            Ms. Sylvia Walls                                 you guys. Chinese Club is                                             TINE’S DAY, ANIME CLUB!
                                                                                                                                                                                                         listen to my heart, cause your the only one it truly
                                                                                                                                                                                                         desires. I want to tell you how much I truly care                 change that. Arellano.
                                                             awesome.       -Ann                                                   -ANIME CLUB OFFICERS                                                  about you. I’ll always be there for you, Nicole.                              Love, Carina M.
You Rock Ms. Malstrom!                                       I want to wish a happy valentine’s day to                             Maestra,                                                              In case you didn’t see the other one I wrote, you just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           To the wonderful ladies in my 3rd
Love,                                                        the clubs section of the yearbook staff.
                                                                                                                                    Pensamos en regalarle unas caravanas, o tal vez un buzo              need to know how much I really care about you.
Three kids in your Division                                  Karla, Anna, Maricruz, Marzena, & Stepha-
                                                                                                                                   o preararte tallarines con “meatballs,” para este día de San
                                                                                                                                   Valentíne, pero como no contamos con mucha plata preferimos
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Just remember, I’ll always be there for you Nicole,               Period Italian class:
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Forever and ever, thru everything: From Alex <3
                                                             nie; you guys are the best group anyone
                                                                                                                                   mandarle este mensajito =) Atte: susmonstritos de séptimo.                                                                              Estefani, Tina, Patrycja, and Ar-
                                                             could ask for. Thank you for making me                                TINA (POOH)                                                           To my sister Ashley, maybe now                                    pita. It’s time to FOCUS!
JOSEEEe HEARTs SHAnniaaaaa.                                                                                                        Would you be my Valentine?                                            people will believe us
ps. be awake in the am! : ]
                                                             laugh everyday & brightening my day.                                                                                                                                                                                      Lots of love,
                                                                              Love, Bianca Cordero                                 FROM IKE                                                                                      -Eric                                                          Daniel
                     February 2008                                                    Advertisements                                               Page 15

TRACK TEAM: You guys have been in my heart
                                            (Valentines wishes continued)
                                                         I <3 Lilʼ Petey.     Remember
                                                                                                                                       Advertise in
                                                                                                                                    The Warrior
for all my 4 years at Lane. Thank you for putting up
with my stupidity!! 2nd PSYCHOLOGY: I love
you all my JesusFreaks, my Mexicans, my blacks,
                                                         More than Hello
                                                                              Godʼs love!
and everyone else. AP CHEMISTRY 7th-8th: You

guys are loveable and fun even if you all are nerds. I
“heart” you. DIV 868: You guys already know that
we are the best division and year! -Sharonda Polk

To ALL orches-                                           I really do!
tra students:                                                     <3 Daisy
Will you be
                                                         To the cast, Krew,
                                                         and orchestra of
                                                                                      Tony Z.                                        For rates and other
my Valentine??                                           BYE BYE BIRDIE,
                                                                              To the seniors and the seniors in JROTC! I love you
                                                                              guys so much!! Good memories! Good memories!
                                                                              We have had our ups and downs but we still man-        information, email:
(From a secret                                           Happy Valentines     age right? Amber, rocio, Veronica, Loscuit, Yami,
                                                                              Samantha, Maria, Greysha, Juan, and all te other

                                                                              oes. Thank you so much. Happy Valentineʼs Day!

admirer)                                                 Day!                 Hope that you find someone special on this day!
                                                                              Lots of love from,
                                                                              Jenny Rojas

DAY ASPIRA!!!                                            Love, Mrs. Hanson
     Aanon Bymous C
               February 2008                                                                Sports                                                                    Page 16

Chess Team ends
impressive run at
State Tournament
                                                  New Trier and Whitney
By Lauren Corso                                   Young - both teams they
                                                  would potentially have
   The Lane Tech Chess Team finished ninth         to face in Peoria. Parsons
at the State Tournament this past weekend in      was hopeful team mem-
Peoria, Il. They were ranked third going into     bers would gain valuable
the tournament and looked to be a top con-        experience from those
tender for a first place run. The team has fin-     losses.
ished in the top 15 four of the last five years,        “Our second loss of
and their coach, Mr. Parsons, saw great po-       the season came against
tential for a top five finish.                      Whitney Young and the
   “The kids have the ability to finish first,”     problem there was over-
said Parsons. “We’ve beaten almost every          confidence,” said Parsons.
team ranked in the top ten. We’ve beaten the      “We had won 14 matches             Snowball Fight!!                      On Monday, February 4, three students leaving school
number one team, and have only suffered           in a row and beaten them                    for the day take time out to hurl snowballs through the fog at each other.
two losses this year.                             twice already, and I think
   Those two losses were handed to Lane by        when the chess players sat                         their first and second ranked players Kevin six also won their individual matches.
                                                          down against [Young] they were just Velazquez and Paaras Modi, but this was not              This pushed the team into the sixth round
                                                          over-confident and they didn’t take enough to earn a team win.                             against Illinois Math and Science Academy.
                                                          the game seriously. But it was a good         The loss took the team out of state con- Incredibly, the top four players’ match-ups all
                                                          loss. It made the kids think about tention, but there was still an opportunity to ended in draws. Lane’s depth saved them as
                                                          what they had to do at State.”             finish in the top ten or better since the team players on boards five and six scored victo-
                                                            Lane got off to a good start at State still sat in seventh place at the end of the first ries.
                                                          last Friday, Feb 8, going undefeated day.                                                    In the seventh and final round, the team
                                                          in the first three rounds of play. Lane’s     Starting off day two, the Indians knew they faced off against Mount Carmel and were
                                                          top competition also remained unde- would have to play their very best if they were dominated by a score of 48.5 to 19.5.
                                                          feated including New Trier, Whitney to finish in medal contention. They opened up            State was won by Stevenson with Whitney
                                                          Young, Stevenson, and Evanston.            confidently against University High, which Young finishing a close second. Individually,
                                                              However, Lane finally lost in the was undefeated going into the round.                 however, Lane’s top senior, Kevin Velazquez,
                                                          fourth round - the last round of day          Once again Kevin Velazquez and Paaras finished ninth place over-all; and sophomore,
                                                          one - when they were defeated, once Modi earned victories on boards one and two, Paaras Modi, won second overall on the sec-
                                                          again, by New Trier. The Indians were and the rest of the team did not disappoint ei- ond board.
                                                          able to pull out a victory on boards ther. To seal the team victory boards five and
                                                          one and two, which were manned by

 Wrestling Team pins down another City championship
                                                     “The kids are willing to work hard year-      “We try to watch other teams and focus on      so you want to stop losing as soon as pos-
 By Lauren Corso                                  round, and they believe in themselves and       defending and being aware of those moves        sible.”
                                                  have confidence to go into these matches,”       as we see them happening,” said Miedona.          This year’s State Tournament for individu-
     Lane Tech’s Wrestling Team finished           said Miedona. “Our weakness is that we          “Winning is contagious and so is losing,        als is being held next week in Champaign.
 their season with a 13-9 record, winning         don’t have some of the experience that sub-
 City and Regional championships along            urban schools have. It’s important for our
 the way. Additionally, three of the team’s       guys to train year round and off-season, so
 wrestlers qualified for next week’s State         when they’re juniors and seniors they can
 Tournament.                                      compete at the same level as the suburbs.”
     “Overall I’m pleased with the team,”            The keys to Lane’s success this year has
 said head coach Mark Miedona. “We have           been strong senior leaders. But the team
 some real possibility to get some big guys       is also loaded with talented freshman who
 down state this weekend with the tourna-         should keep the team strong again next
 ment.”                                           year.
    Those who qualified for state included,            “This year we’ve had three freshman
 senior Tsogt Ganbold (125 lb.), senior Da-       break into the varsity lineup,” said Mie-
 vid Mahaila (145 lb.), and junior Justin         dona. “Regardless of what year you are
 Cobb (130 lb.). Finishing in fourth place,       in school, I put the best guy in the varsity
 making them first alternates for State, were      line-up.”
 freshman Chase Wilson (140 lb.), senior            The three stand-out freshmen who earned
 Ray Baranda (135 lb.), and senior Yuriy          starts on this year’s squad were Andy Con-
 Koverko (160 lb.)                                rad, Matt Finnegan, and Chase Wilson.
     It was a gratifying season for the team          Miedona said the team’s success was
 who held their own against tough com-            largely in part to work they did scouting        Pictured above: Lane’s Tsogt Ganbold, wrestling in the 125 pound weight class,
 petition, including several elite suburban       out their competition and focusing on de-        gains the upper hand on his opponent. Ganbold was one of three Lane wrestlers
 teams.                                           fensive tactics.                                 to qualify for this year’s State Tournament.                Photo Credit:

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