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Central Times Volume 2 No. 11 Tangley Baumgarten CTO STAFF CTO STAFF CTO STAFF Brandon Cramer Spring Fever? Manfred David A humorous look at actual school excuses compiled by Sam Marshall. Jackie Dimitrief Brandon Dopp Zach Heil Nic Landgraf Parents’ Excuses Sam Marshall Jack O’Dwyer These are actual excuse notes from parents with the Matt Sladnick Frank Sripada original spelling. These were acquired from the Office of Ryan Ting Educational Assessment at the University of Washington. Eric Van Wart Hannah Weinberg-Wolf * My son is under a doctor's care and should not take P.E. Emmi Benton Benny Blackman today. Please execute him. Emilie Bold Chanel Cadette * Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick and I had Chris Gluckman her shot. Ellen Green Mitchell Hammes Chloe Isaacs * John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out Shayna Levine of his face. Ben Mandel Jeremy Meyers Lexa Peterson * Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We Will Rosenbloom forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we Danny Salzman found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday. Jessica Serrino Alex Sharrin Jordan Stern * Sally won't be in school a week from Friday. We have to Peter Sudhoff attend her funeral. Dan Wolinsky Mrs. Dalleska, faculty advisor 1 Europe In With The Old, Out With The New Vacations a bore? Sick of the same old hot beach and skyscraper hotel? Try Europe, and bring a whole new meaning to retro. Europe is full of history, huge stone castles, beautiful cathedrals, foreign languages and much more. Sound horrible? Twelfth century buildings not your thing? What about sitting out in the 80 degree weather on the Mediterranean? How about riding a gondola through the waterways of Venice? Europe is the new “old thing” and you’re about to get a sneak peak about where to go and what to do. SPAIN- Love tapas? How about bullfights? Like to flamenco? Spain is the hottest place for Spanish lovers around the world. Don’t be mistaken, Spain is no Mexico, there are NO burritos and fajitas. Instead try some datales and iberian jamon. Looking for a great tour? Start in the mountains, ski down to the coast to Catalan speaking Barcelona and work your way down to the capital, Madrid. From there head to Salamanca and Toledo, two great walled cities. Prefer warmer weather? Start towards Cordoba, Seville, and Granada, for lovely shops and gardens aplenty. From here go to Malanga and spend some time on the Costa del Sol famous for it’s beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Don’t like Spanish? What about Portuguese? PORTUGAL- Have a thing for seafood? Love wandering the streets of a coastal town? If so, Portugal is the perfect place for you. Because Portugal borders Spain, there is a lot of Spanish influence on the culture near the Spanish border. Don’t be fooled, Portugal is no Spain. Portugal is a coastal country and you can see the ocean from almost everywhere. The people are incredibly friendly and the art is overwhelming. Because Portugal is on the Atlantic you can find fresh seafood wherever you go. There are nine regions of Portugal and each one is more amazing than the last. My best advice is just to start at Minho at the Costa Verde and zigzag your way down to Algarve and the Golfo de Cadiz. In-between you will find beautiful beaches, lovely coastal towns, great food, and much, much more. Don’t like fish? Meatballs a must? ~ article continued on next page 2 ITALY- Love pasta? Vineyards galore? From gladiators and volcanoes to quiet coastal towns, for great shopping, and much much more choose Italy. If you love Italy, you’re not alone. Due to the recent Winter Olympics, everyone knows Turino’s name. Great skiing, snow boarding and other snow related activities are abundant in this area due the mountains. Venice- some people call it the city of love, others call it the sinking city. Whichever way you look at it, Venice is full of great people, wonderful history, beautiful art and so much more. Venice is a city built on a river; people use boats to get around. Cars don’t play much of a role in Venice, so take a gondola instead. The Florence area is teaming with orchards, vineyards, and beautiful villas too. Florence is beautiful and a must see on any tour of Italy. Note-like salami? Be sure to visit Genoa! Now, on to Rome. Most people consider the Roman Empire to be the strongest and longest ever to exist. This evidence is still present today as you wander the streets of Rome... on one side of the street, a huge modern building... on the other? The Colosseum! Rome is the capital of Italy and is politically very important. You CANNOT take a tour of Italy without stopping in Rome. Before you come home, make sure to see the ruins from the great volcanic eruptions over Pompeii and make a stop in Sicily. If Italy is for you, don’t hesitate. Remember, tomatoes always taste better when they are home grown! Italy not for you? Love sun and fun and more? GREECE- Greece is probably most famous for its yummy food, beautiful islands, unique culture, and its wonderful history. Everyone has studied enough Greek history to realize what an influential and advanced culture it is. Even when Greece was taken over by the Roman Empire, Roman royalty and other nobles used Greeks to tutor their children. The Romans copied their gods and a lot of the Roman culture was based on the Greek culture. Enough history. Sports fans, the first Olympics ever took place in Athens and Greece is still recognized for the creation of the Olympics. The Greek islands are full of beautiful beaches, lovely towns, warm weather, resorts, and sun, sun, sun. Travel around Greece and try their great food wherever you go. What? You don’t like taramasalata? Gyros not your thing? Love duck? FRANCE- Art galore, wonderful food, famous fashion, history, and dogs, dogs, dogs. France’s rich culture attracts artists and aspiring writers from around the world. It’s no mystery why- France’s beautiful landscapes and gorgeous cities are enough to attract anyone. From amazing mountains to quaint street cafes, France has it all. Prefer the quiet life? Rent a chalet in the mountains and spend the winter in the snow. Like bright lights, great art, wonderful food, and fashion, fashion, fashion? Paris is by far the most famous city in all of France, perhaps in all of Europe. Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Museum d’Orsay. Paris is a beautiful city and mother to the worlds newest and hottest fashion. Fashion starts in Paris. But Paris is about much more than fashion. It’s about love, food, art, and much, much more. If France sounds like you, don’t hesitate to hitch a plane ride to Paris and spend the week! There you have it. I have just reviewed some of the major countries in Europe. There are many other countries in Europe, all worth visiting, but if I were to list them all then this article would go on forever. Europe is an amazing continent and ALWAYS a worthy place to visit. No matter what you’re looking for, it can be found in Europe. Hannah Weinberg-Wolf 3 Grunge Rock Bands: Where are they now ? Nirvana: Credited with bringing the music of grunge to mainstream audiences, Nirvana’s 1991 album “Nevermind” signaled the rise of grunge and eventually alternative rock. Started in 1987, for several years it was the most popular indie/college rock band in the country and eventually attracted the interest of the record companies. Their hits on their four original albums include the anthemic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and the also well known “Come As You Are,” “Lithium,” “Heart Shaped Box,” “All Apologies,” “About A Girl” and “In Bloom.” The band abruptly ended in 1994 after singer/guitarist/band leader Kurt Cobain committed suicide in his Seattle Home. Drummer Dave Grohl went on to form the group The Foo Fighters and their bassist Christ Novesselic has been more concerned with political activism working alongside Jello Biafra of The Dead Kennedys and Soundgarden’s Kim Thayll in the musicians rights organization JAMPAC. Soundgarden: With their melodic riffs derived from Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Soundgarden made a place for heavy metal in Grunge while retaining the ideals of punk. Before their chart topping 1994 album Superunknown, Soundgarden had made several albums and singles on the legendary indie label “Sub Pop”. The chart topping albums Superunknown and the later Down on the Upside spawned such singles as “Spoonman,” “Black Hole Sun,” “Pretty Noose,” “Burden In My Hand,” and “Blow Up The Outside World.” In 1997, after 12 years together, Soundgarden broke up. Their singer Chris Cornell formed the supergroup Audioslave. Recently, an early song, “Rusty Cage,” was featured in the videogame “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.” Pearl Jam: After their #1 album Ten outsold Nirvana’s Nevermind in 1992, for most of the nineties Pearl Jam was the most popular grunge rock band, blending the sound of 70s hard rock with the message of Grunge. Formed from the remains of the band “Mother Love Bone,” Pearl Jam started in 1990. Ten, along with their later albums Vs., Vitalogy, No Code and Yield have garnered the band numerous hits the biggest being: “Jeremy,” “Alive,” “Even Flow,” “Go,” “Daughter/Yellow Ledbetter,” “Black,” “Dissident,” “Daughter,” “Better Man,” “Who Are You,” “Given To Fly” and “Last Kiss.” Since then the band has continued to have commercial success and is currently embarking on a world tour. Alice in Chains: Though leaning towards a more heavy metal sound, their menacing lyrics and their Seattle origins brought them to the forefront of the Grunge Rock movement. Though they only released a few albums and rarely toured, several of Alice in Chains’ albums went to the top of the charts. Their hit singles include: “Rooster,” “No Excuses,” “I stay away,” “Grind,” “Get Me Wrong,” “Heaven beside You,” and ”Over Now”. In 2002, lead vocalist Layne Staley was found dead of a drug overdose. Stone Temple Pilots: Started in 1990 in San Diego, California. Though they were originally penned by critics as a rip-off of the Seattle grunge bands, their 1992 debut album Core was a commercial success. Their 1994 followup Purple was an even greater success. Though their 1995 album Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop received better reviews, it did not sell as many copies as Purple. Their well known songs include, “Plush,” “Vaseline,” “Interstate Love Song (featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas),” “Trippin’ on A Hole in a paper Heart,” “Big Bang Baby,” and ” Lady Picture Show,” all of which were #1 hits. Since 2004, singer Scott Weiland has gone on to join Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum all of Guns N’Roses in the rock Supergroup Velvet Revolver. 4 Steps to Fashion Success this Spring ACCESSORIES EDITION by: Tangley Baumgarten and Jackie Dimitrief 1. You know what shoe is all the rave this spring? Platform high shoes. Wear them anywhere and everywhere. Look stylish and fun. 2. The number two Spring must have accessory is a Sidekick cell phone. Whether you want to text message on a keypad or just look stylish, the Sidekick is the phone for you. 3. The final must-have to complete your Spring look is an oversized handbag. You can carry it as a book bag, purse, or overnight bag. 5 6 MOCK NBA DRAFT By: Will Rosenbloom, Alex Sharrin, Mitchell Hammes, and Chris Gluckman If the draft was held today these would be our picks for the first round: Portland: Tyrus Thomas Chicago: LaMarcus Aldridge Charolette: Adam Morrison Atlanta: Andrea Bargnani Toranto: Rudy Gay Minnesota: Randy Foye Boston: Brandon Roy Houston: Marcus Williams Golden State: Rodney Carney New York: Richard Roby Seattle: Shelden Williams Phoenix: Tiago Splintter Orlando: JJ Redick New Jersey: Aaron Gray NO/OK City: Patrick O’Bryant New Jersey: Rajon Rondo Philadelphia: Mardy Collins Memphis: Rudy Fermandez Utah: Cedric Simmons Cleveland: Josh Boone NO/OK City: Hilton Armstrong LA Lakers: Shawne Williams Chicago: Ronny Brewer Phoenix: Maruice Ager Indiana: Jordan Farmar Dallas: Quincy Douby Washington: Oleksiy Pecherov New York: Saer Sene Sacramento: Kyle Lowery Portland: Paul Millsap 7 The Rally for Darfur Immigration Rally CTO Staff By: Peter Sudhoff Last week over 400,000 immigrants and second generation citizens marched all Recently in Chicago, people through Chicago. At one point more than gathered to rally against the genocide ten people per second for almost an hour. in Darfur. Darfur is the western The crowd was made up of many latinos region in Sudan where thousands of but also included; Palestinians, people are being killed in a genocide Jordanians, Irish and Arab immigrants. that is being called the second The big shock of this rally was that it did Holocaust. Presently, Darfur is the not turn violent with so many people. The most dangerous place in the world. Chicago police have been preparing for a Congress is trying to pass a bill giving rally this size for months. The 173 million dollars to the Sudaniese preparations included fifty foot tall video government to support them in their surveillance cameras, special vehicles and current civil war, and a few million is riot gear. This rally had members from going to Darfur. In Chicago, many every age group, including kids who cut speakers voiced their opinion about school to go to the rally. Overall, the Darfur; speakers included a student march was very peaceful and the only from Deerfield High School. harmful side affect was businesses In addition, there was also rally closing and backed up traffic. For some a in Washington D.C. that 40,000 people rally from the 1960s was remembered attended in support for Darfur. Many where there was a violent clash between people made signs encouraging senators protesters and police. This year’s to write bills pledging money to helping immigration rally broke up quickly and Darfur. Students from New Trier peacefully. Some are saying that if there High School went to Washington to are more rallies this size there will be attend the rally. Elie Wiesel, George some violence and possibly riots. Clooney, Barack Obama, and Olympic speed skating champion Joey Cheek all spoke at the rally. Darfur is a place that desperately needs our help. 8 Fun and Games 1 CIRCLES: 2 GOLFBALLS: Using six contiguous straight lines, connect all of the Rearrange three golfballs so that sixteen circles shown below. the triangular pattern points down instead of up. 3 TEN MATCHES: Remove six matches to make ten. Stop!!! If you dont want to see the answers Do not scroll Stop!!! If you dont want to see the answers Do not scroll down!!! down!!! 9 Most Popular Music Video Fall Out Boy “Dance Dance” 27 votes Avenged Sevenfold “Bat Country” 24 votes My Chemical Romance “Helena” 12 votes Nintendo News The Nintendo Revolution now has a name, the Nintendo Wii. The price for their new gaming system is expected to be about only $150. Nintendo had a news conference on May 9th and it focused on getting people who rarely play or don't play into the video game world. So far, they are the only video game company of at the E3 video game expo in Los Angeles to address efforts to bring in the non-gaming audience. Nintendo's new Wii console has an inclusive strategy that aims at attracting new games to try their new console, which will be released in the fourth quarter. (An exact date was not given by Nintendo.) The unusual Wii name is intended to sound inclusive and sound like "we." The two small i's are supposed to represent people playing. The Wii’s wireless controller Wii controller, has two pieces and is intended to be held separately, one in each hand. Both have motion sensors and will allow gamers to play by waving the remote-control shaped device around in the air. It can be used in things like swinging a tennis racket in a video game, he said. Most importantly, the Wii remote has rumble feedback, which the recently announced PlayStation 3 forfeited, opting for motion sensor capability instead. Nintendo is currently showing 27 playable Wii games on show floor, which is a lot this far ahead of Wii's launch. One game, "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" will have two versions, this fall, one for the Gamecube and one for the Wii. Both will be released on Wii's launch day, which Fils-Aime would only say would be in the fourth quarter. He said it would be priced less than it's competitors, but he did not say a price. 10 soccer basketball baseball/softball volleyball sailing/water sports tennis dance football lacrosse # of votes What is Your Favorite Summer Sport to Play/Watch PC Games Eye Can’t Believe it! PC games, what’s so different about them, and why have their sales been dropping? PC games have not been doing so well in the video game market for many reasons this year. With a PC game, you normally need to have more than one disc and you have to install the game which takes (on average) about 10 minutes depending on the computer. With some of the console games able to play over the internet, there is no big rush anymore for internet games for the PC. With the soon-to-be- released new consoles, people are saving up their money so that they can buy a new console when it comes out. Also, many of the PC games are available for a console and the graphics are mainly better than the PC. Apple computer Do you see that the green games have never done very well because their prices are triangles are the same color?! higher for a game disc and it is harder to find an Apple computer game than it is to find a PC game. I predict that in a few years, PC gaming will completely change. 11 Picture Scramble! This edition of Picture Scramble was written and scrambled by Jessie Serrino Guess which two 7th grade students are being scrambled and win an awesome prize! Submit answers to Mrs. Dalleska’s mailbox. Clue 1: One of the students has Mrs. Meyer as an advisor. Clue 2: One of the students’ favorite color is blue. Clue 3: They both are editors of this edition of Central Times Online. 12
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