TALA WAN DA tribune by yku91514


									                                                                                                                                                                        Interview with
                                   Kuykendall’s                                                       Chris Crutcher                                                     “Fame”-ous
                                   Game Review                                                        Visits THS                                                            Actress
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                                         tribune : /tri-byün/ n. an unofficial defender of the rights of the individual.

   TA L AWAN DA t r i b u n e
 October 2009                                                       101 West Chestnut Street, Oxford, OH 45056                                                               Vol.5 Issue 1

                                   Homecoming 2009

In This
Germ-X Study:
Talawanda students dis-
cuss their hand
sanitizer habits.
Page 3
Behind the PRIDE
The Tribune gets the
scoop behind the
mysterious assemblies.
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China Comes to
THS offers a new
foreign language.
                                Homecoming Parade and Octoberfest
                                Photos and article by Shelby Broughton
Page 3.                           On Thursday October           teams cruising around on         floats allowed their riders to   temperature were about the      with the new route and
                           1st, the homecoming parade           their pimped out pirate theme    throw candy to the audience.    same,” says Scott Schmid,       the second Octoberfest,”
Octoberfest and            made its way from Millet             floats in spirit of Talawanda.           Immediately after the    a science teacher at THS.       commented           Danielle
Spirit Week:               Hall, through uptown, and                    Mr. O’Flynn showed       parade, Octoberfest began.      “My students did take           Mann, English teacher and
Pictures on page 2.        down College to arrive at            his school spirit by riding      Festivities included many       great joy in dunking me.”       Octoberfest planner at THS.
                           Talawanda High School.               on a white moped, with           different booths from the             The bonfire and Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                 Pictured clockwise above: 1) The
                                The homecoming parade           a sweet pirate hat on.           school clubs and sports,        Wright’s    speech     ended
NEW Game Page!                                                                                                                                                   THS senior float, 2) Setting Stone
                           started at 6:00 p.m. and                       The Oxford Fire        ranging from food to dunking    Octoberfest, leaving students   members sell coffee at Octoberfest,
Check it out on Page 4
                           ended promptly at 7:00 p.m.          Department             carried   Mr. Schmid in a tank.           pumped full of school spirit.   3) The infamous inflatable dragon
under the FORUM.
                                The homecoming parade           cheerleaders and football              “Being dunked wasn’t      “Everything went exactly
                           consisted of many different          players, who screamed many       too     bad   because     the   as planned and people
                           school clubs and sports              cheers and chants. Some          water temperature and air       seem to be very pleased

                                AFS Brings in Students From Across the Globe
                                                                            By Adia Mottola and Morgan Murray
                                                                AFS (American Field Ser-          family back home through email
                                                                  vice) is a club for students    and telephone about twice a
                                                                  who would like to visit         week.
                                                                  other countries for a year.         “I have learned four different
                                                                    For students to come to       languages, and English was by
                                                              Talawanda, they would have to       far the hardest”, she says.
                                                             go through a series of applica-           Her host family is the Harlens.
                                                           tions.                                 Her favorite American foods are
                                                       One of the people in charge of AFS         cupcakes, brownies, and tacos.
                                                 at Talawanda is, English teacher, Mrs.               Neils is a senior this year coming to us
                                                 Calvert. “We like to try and make them           from Germany. He likes Talawanda be-
                                                 feel welcome, like they are a part of Ta-        cause of all his friends, and he gets to meet
                                                 lawanda” she says. Her favorite memory           more people because in Germany there are
                                                 of being part of AFS is when all three           no class changes.
                                                 exchange students were in her speech                 He is staying with the Campbells while
                                                 class. “It was nice to be able to see them       he attends Talawanda, and currently plays
                                                 everyday” Calvert says.                          soccer. When describing Germany, he tells
                                                     Manushak is a senior this year. She          that there were no clubs, less homework,
                                                 comes to us from the Republic of Geor-           and more free time.
     Manuskak Kiloian comes to us from           gia, which is located southwest of Russia,          Talking about American food, Neils
     Georgia. Photo by Clay Bowling              close to turkey.                                 says,” I dunno, I guess my favorite Ameri-
 New school year equals new AFS students             Describing Talawanda, she states, “It’s      can food is Taco Bell.”
 at THS. Neils Plassmeier, from Germany,         different, very different. At my school in          As a part of AFS, it is required that
 and Manushak Kiloian, from the republic         Georgia, we didn’t start class until 9:00, so    Neils and Manushak go back to their
 of Georgia, will join us here at Talawanda      it is hard waking up so much earlier now.”       homes at the end of the year, but in about
                                                     She is staying with a host family while      two years, or so, they can come back and         N eils Plassmeir comes to us from
 until the year comes to a close.                                                                                                                  Germany. Photo by Clay Bowling
                                                 living in Oxford, but she still talks to her     enjoy the U.S, perhaps Oxford, once more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                School News

                                             School News                                                                                                                Editor: Morgan Murray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Editor: Morgan Murray

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Swine Flu = Profits For Germ-X By Sarah Julian                                                                                                                      THS Spirit
       Talawanda Homecoming 2009!                                                                                                                                                                         By Lauren Strecker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          around THS during enrichment to see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          how many students (and teachers) use
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hand sanitizer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Imagine 5 dozen of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the brightest minds at your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         school in one room togeth-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The new members are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ‘tapped’ in by a current
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           member, who writes the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           new member a poem, or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Week 2009!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Western day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         er. That’s what the National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Out of the 205 people surveyed, 35%        Honor Society may be on           sings them a song, or some-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          use hand sanitizer 3-5 times a day, 22%        October 7th.                      thing fun to surprise them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          use it 5-9 times, 13% use it ten times or             In addition to the 42      Then, they receive a for-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          more daily, and 10% don’t use hand sani-       current members                          mal letter from Miss.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          tizer at all.                                  of Talawanda’s                             Sweet, the advisor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Science teacher, Mr. Yuva, says he        National Honor                             confirming       their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          never uses hand sanitizer because, “it         Society, this fall                         entrance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          assists in breeding antibiotic strains of      a possibility of                              After the school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bacteria. All hand sanitizer does is spread    44 new members                             induction, they at-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          germs around on your hands creating the        arise.                                     tend a formal in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          potential for living bacteria to be trans-          This October                          duction where their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          formed by dead bacteria. And that is a         7th, NHS has                               parents and the staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          scientific process.”                            their annual fall                         are invited.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ms. Sarno, however, is a compulsive        induction, and the candi-               Once in, it isn’t easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hand sanitizer user. “I work in three dif-     dates are ready.                  sailing. You must retain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Twin Tuesday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ferent buildings and I have kids.” The                 The inductees must        your 3.6 GPA, attend at
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Student uses Germ-X to prevent swine flu.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          French teacher tries to stay healthy to        have high qualifications.          least 2 meetings, pay your
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Staff Photo                                     keep her children healthy in turn.             First, they must have a           5-dollar dues, and perform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sophomore Lauren Roberts also uses         grade point average of 3.6        at least 2 hours of commu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The outbreak of the dreaded Swine Flu           her fair share of hand sanitizer. “You         or above, and then must be        nity service.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          has caused many people to become serial         don’t know who’s been sneezin’ on the          voted in by the faculty who          Many admire this presti-
    THS Teachers Yuva and Mattox roll back the clock during spirit week.                                                                                                                                  hand sanitizer users.                           desk before you or, coughed in their           rate each candidate on:           gious organization, and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Looking in classrooms around the           hands and touched the keyboard, and I          character, leadership, and        Talawanda chapter is ready
                                                                                                           Senior Homecoming court representives Kelsey Listerman and Alex Ketron.                        high school, you may notice bottles of          don’t wanna be all gross…”                                                       for their new members.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Germ-X the size of half-gallon milk jugs             The people of the Germ-X industry              Once inducted, the in-           Miss. Sweet claims, “It
                                                                                                                                                                                                          already missing a good portion of their         must be pretty happy about the Swine           ductees go through a fun,         is a great organization”,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          contents.                                       Flu outbreak. As the cases of Swine Flu        surprising tapping process.       and the Talawanda District
                                                                                                                                                                                                              A survey was taken in 24 classrooms         increase, so do their salaries.                                                  would agree.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Decade Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pride Drills Rock THS
                                                                                                                                                                                                            By Joe Bigler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Infamous Lot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Feilds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       By Rocky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The conga lines shimmied        in “challenge days” and then Ju-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          down hallways filled with jubi-        niors, followed by Sophomores
                                                                                                                                                                                                          lant educators and confused stu-      and Freshman.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                          dents on Friday, September 4th             With one pride drill down
                                                                                                                                                                                                          while the first ever THS pride         the question was posed, “Was
                                                                                                                                                                                                          drill suspended class and gath-       ‘The Drill’ a success?” THS se-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ered the student population in        nior Ben Hammons answered,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Class Color Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the gymnasium. Then came the          “I could feel the love and re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          second Drill on Friday, Septem-       spect in the air.” And was then
                                                                                                                                                                                                          ber 18th which found students a       reinforced by Senior Nick Pol-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          little more prepared, and enthu-      lite who stated, “Joey O’flynn’s
     Sophomore pirates Adam Darby and Scotty Hart battle it out at Octoberfest                Bantam Talawanda football players ride enjoy riding their firetruck in the homecoming parade.                siastic.                              freestyle was pure fire.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Following the first drill our          However others feel differ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                          principal Mrs. Brunn informed,        ently. Freshman Clay Bowling            A truck sometimes seen at the lot. Staff photo
Fall Drama Preview:                                                        Author, Chris Crutcher, Visits THS Freshmen                                                                                    “The purpose of the drill is a        saw the assembly as, “Weird…              Uncensored, unsu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       pervised, sometimes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lawanda High stated,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “I go to the Lot to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in the lot that caused
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the police to come
                                                                           By Jack Gilespie                                                                                                               secret. Every grade will go to        We could’ve done without so

Out of the Frying Pan.                                                                                                                                                                controversial is-
                                                                                                                                                                                      sues. His other
                                                                                                                                                                                                          a training program where they
                                                                                                                                                                                                          will discover the purpose.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                much love.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     How about after the second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       out of control and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       full of high school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  hang with friends and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to mess things up.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and tell the lot goers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to leave?
By Melissa Fontaine                                                                                                                                                                   novels, includ-           Spanish teacher Mr. Silber-     pride drill? Senior Ben Ham-           students-what is it?            The Lot has mi-            “We were at The
                                      different than last year,”                                                                                                                      ing Ironman         stein added, “The purpose of          mons reflected again, “It’s bet-        The Lot.                   grated over time. The      Lot lighting fire
“It basically shows                   says drama director Ryan                                                                                                                        and Staying         the pride drill was to promote        ter than class, it was more fun           If you drive by the     hang out started out       crackers when an
                                      Steffen.                                                                                                                                                            awareness, to improve the so-         dancing than standing at the first      old Big Lots park-         in the Kroger parking      [officer from the Ox-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Spirit Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                      Fat for Sarah
that people think                         You might be thinking,                                                                                                                      Byrnes have         cial climate of the school, to        one.”                                  ing lot on a Friday or     lot. After the Speed-      ford Police Depart-
                                      well what’s the title about?                                                                                                                                        make school fun, and to show                Study Hall supervisor Mr.        Saturday night you         way and Kroger             ment] pulled up tell-
that once one thing                   Ryan Steffen has you’re
                                                                                                                                                                                      been targeted
                                                                                                                                                                                                          that [the teachers] are here for      Broughton said, “Study Hall            might see a cluster of     parking lot was reno-      ing us that we had
                                                                                                                                                                                      for their depic-
goes bad, it can’t get                answer, “It basically shows                                                                                                                     tions of death,     the kids.”                            students have improved since           trucks.                    vated it moved to the      to leave.” A junior
                                      that people think that once                                                                                                                                              After the second drill, Mrs.     the Pride Drills.” So it looks               You’ll probably      old Wal-Mart parking       at Talawanda High
worse. Then all of                    one thing goes bad, it can’t
                                                                                                                                                                                      bullying, etc.      Brunn divulged a little more in-      like The Pride Drill’s risks of be-    wonder what are they       lot.                       School reported.
the sudden, it does.”                 get worse. Then all of the                                                                                                                          “If I’m         formation, she said, ”The pur-        ing over the top has paid off for      doing there?                   Students that were          Even though the
                                      sudden, it does.”                                                                                                                               going to tell a     pose of it all is for Talawanda to    a boost in student charisma and           The Lot has grown       at the Wal-Mart park-      lot is controversial it
- Director, Ryan                          Twelve lucky students                                                                                                                       story, I’m going    celebrate the community.              enthusiasm, which both lead to         to a popular high          ing lot met pressures      is a popular hang out
                                      from our Talawanda High                                                                                                                                                    The plan is to involve se-     a more holistic community.             school hang out spot       from the Oxford po-        for kids and it might
Steffen.                              School have been chosen
                                                                                                                                                                                      to tell it in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                          niors shortly after first semester                                            for Talawanda high         lice department that       help kids take re-
                                                                                                                                                                                      language that
    A fall production is never        to star in the play.                                                                                                                            it’s supposed to                                                                                 school students.           they had to leave.         sponsibility for their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A junior from Ta-           So what went on       actions.                        Photos by Adia Mottola, Morgan Murray,
complete without a tad bit of
humor. But we think we’ve
                                       Featured leads are Cody
                                   Pestana as George, Tommy
                                                                                                                                                                                      be told in,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Can you say Nihao?                                                                                                                                                 And Clay Bowling
got it: the Talawanda drama        Richardson as Norman,                                                                                                                                  Crutcher          By Cody Pestana
club presents the fall produc-     Nick Pollitt as Tony, Em-                                                                                                                          also said that             Talawanda has added a new for-       some time working on ba-                                                                 When asked why they              universally positive. All of the
tion “Out of the Frying Pan.”      ily Wade staring as Dotti,                                                                                                                         most of the             eign language to its list of classes.   sic Chinese characters.                                                                  joined the class, the stu-       students I talked to said that
    “Out of the Frying Pan”        Molly Winslow as Kate, and                                      Chris Crutcher proudly poses by his board here at school. Staff photo.             events in his           “These days we need to have our             They are scheduled to                                                                dents gave some very dif-        they loved the class. Gonzalez
is a story about 6 young           Kyla Oglsebee as Marge.                                                           are to human rights,” said the event                  novels stem from his high          students exposed to more world          begin focusing on Chinese                                                                ferent answers. “I want to       also said that they have “a really
                                                                               On September 17,
actors looking for their first          They will each portray                                                        coordinator Matt Lykins.                    school experiences in Cascade,               languages, in that area of the          culture later in the year,                                                               go there,” said Bowater,         good teacher… you actually learn
                                                                           the freshman class was treated to
big out-go in New York City        what the actual characters in                                                        Chris Crutcher’s novel Sledding          Idaho.                                       world,” said Mrs. Vicki Brunn.          but, as Sierra Bowater                                                                   Ryan Costello said he            things.”
                                                                           a rare occasion here at Talawanda
plotted in the 1950’s.             the play are trying to get at                                                     Hill, a novel being challenged by               When confronted those who say                 The class is taught by Mrs.        said, “a lot of the culture is                                                           wanted to “try something              They also all said that others
                                                                           High. The controversial young adult
They plan on persuading this       and make this story come to                                                       parents and other adults for its use of Crutcher’s books are “anti-Chris-                Zhao, who teaches one period at         in the language.”                                                                        new,” and Melina Gonza-          should take the class. “But only
                                                                           author Chris Crutcher spoke to the
Broadway producer with their       life in our High School. So                                                       a narrator who speaks from beyond           tian”, Crutcher responds, “It’s not          THS and spends the rest of the day          The class has attracted                                                              lez admitted that it was         if they actually want to learn the
                                                                           students about censorship and the
talents, so they can star in his   come out and support them at                                                      the grave, was read by all students         about being anti-Christian, it’s about       teaching at the middle school.          a very diverse group, with                                                               just an off the cuff deci-       language,” cautioned Bowater.
                                                                           first amendment.
next big show.                     their play opener on Novem-                                                       over the summer who are taking              being inflexible. If you’re going                The class has started off its first   varying levels of experi-                                                                sion.
                                                                               “We wanted to have an event that
    “I wanted a show that          ber 19th.                                                                         freshman English this fall.                 to [be] banned, you’re going to be           year working on accent and punc-        ence with Chinese lan-                                                                           Despite this diver-
                                                                           not only pulls the freshman together,                                                                                                                                                                                 Students study in chinese class.
was going to be funny, and                                                 but also shows how dedicated we              This is not the first of Crutcher’s       banned by the religious right.”              tuation. They have also spent           guage and culture.                         Photo by Cody Pestana                        sity, the reaction has been
                                                                                                                     books to have been called out for
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                                                                                                                                                                                Community News                                                                                                                                                  Editor: Jack Gillespie
               How do you feel about Jarod’s Law being
                                                                                                                                                               Swine Flu Frenzy
                                                                                                                                                              By Jeff Brock
                                                                                                                                                                  Recent frenzy about the possibility of a         window and in the street instead of storing       specific dates cannot be provided at this time          clothing. Generally, taking the steps that you
                                                                                                                                                              Swine Flu (H1N1) pandemic have made                  it in sanitary containers until collection like   as vaccine availability depends on several             do every winter to prevent influenza infection
                                                                                                                                                              some people worried about the effect that            we do today, for example. The point is that       factors including manufacturing time and               will prove to be the greatest weapon against
                                                                                                                                                              the relatively new viral strain could have on        sanitation methods have improved 100-fold         time needed to conduct clinical trials.”               the spread of H1N1.
                                                                                                                                                              world health. Now that there have been two           since the last flu pandemic, which takes               Finally, today, we have a greater
                                                                                                                                                              deaths in our community attributed to H1N1           away a major place where the virus could          understanding of how germs are
                                                                                                                                                              complications (later reports concluded that          incubate and grow.                                dispersed and enter a person’s body.
                                                                                                                                                              H1N1 infection was not a factor), the level              Also, our medical facilities have greatly     There are simple ways in which
                                                                                                                                “It’s a stup
                                                                                                                                             id la            of panic has increased dramatically. They            improved over the last 90 years. While the        someone can protect themselves
                                             “No one hate                                                 e.”                   -Asa Diskin w.”               aren’t completely without reason; the last           people in the last pandemic could only dream      from a possible infection. The
                    me.”                                  d it as much a                  “It’s about tim                                     , Junior
     “It’s fine with                          -Mrs. Montgo                s I!”                            x, Junior                                           time that there was an influenza epidemic,            of an effective medicine that could treat their   Centers for Disease Control offer the
                    Band Director                         mery, Art Tea                   - C. Milton Co
     -Mr. Marston,                                                       cher                                                                                 an estimated 500 million people died from it.        symptoms, we have developed a cure for            same advice as Dr. Cagwin offered in
                                                                                                                                                              As staggering as that sounds, however, a lot         nearly every type of ailment. Also, we may        his letter to parents earlier this year
                                                                                                                                                              of factors have changed since then, creating         have the ability to avoid the use of anti-viral   to prevent spread, however, there
                                                                                                                                                              a whole new playing field.                            drugs all together, through the use of the        are several other ways germs can be
                                                                                                                                                                  One has to keep in mind that the last flu         H1N1 vaccine being developed. According           transmitted, which aren’t as obvious,
                                                                                                                                                              pandemic occurred 90 years ago, in a time            to the WHO, “The 2009 H1N1 vaccine is             such as by touching doorknobs,
                                                                                                                                                              where people still threw their garbage out the       expected to be available in the fall. More        keyboards, and sharing articles of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     People fear the swine. Photo take fromblog.livemint.com

                                                                                                                                                              “Laramie Project: Ten Years Later”                                                                                         Burrito Battlefeild
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         By Jeff Brock
 “I thoug
                                                                                                                                                              Comes to Miami
 begin w it was rediculo                                                         “Now we can eat in                                                             By Joe Bigler
        ith.”            us to                                                                       class!”
                                                                     it.”                                                                 e right reasons.”                                                                                       Laramie, Wyoming, a year and
        Calkins                                   “I’m satisfied with             -Kodi Adams, Juni
                                                                                                   or                 “It was done for th
                , Senior                                                                                                                  tant Principal                                                                                   a decade ago, the murder of the
                                                  Jake Duerksen, Seni
                                                                       or                                             -Mr. Rhoton, Assis                                                                                                   University of Wyoming Freshman,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and homosexual, Matthew Shephard,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           appeared on newspaper headlines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           around the country for the first time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           creating a boom in awareness towards

     Games and Whatnot                                                                                                                                                                                                                     American homophobia.                          The new Chipotle under construction in         The Qdoba Mexican Grill next door.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Three weeks later, after the media       Uptown Oxford. Staff Photo.                    Staff Photo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           presence had lessened in Laramie, the                   The new Chipotle Uptown              fortress with loud music for their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tectonic Theatre Project from New York        has yet to even open, but the war              guests to enjoy, with chairs bolted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           traversed the country side to Wyoming         between their neighbor Qdoba has               to the ground, while Qdoba still
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to interview local residents on how           already begun. Chipotle is slated              features loud music, ithas more of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           they felt towards the incident and the        to open at the end of October, and             a “restaurant” kind of feeling with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           public’s attention to it. The interviews      Qdoba is using that time in an                 booths, tables, and moving chairs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           were formed into a play of interview          attempt to reach out to customers              They also have much later hours,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           reenactments with the interviewers and        and encourage them to continue                 which may transform the restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           interviewees played by actors.                eating with them after their                   in to a post-clubbing hotspot on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As the ten year anniversary of the       competitor has opened.                         weekend nights. Both restaurants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           incident and project approached the                     Both institutions claim to           also offer popular patio dining for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tectonic Theatre Project reentered the        use all-natural organic ingredients            the warmer months.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           world of Laramie to re-interview some         in the preparation of their food, but                    While      most     people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of the previous interviewees and also         it is a relatively known fact that             thought that the appearance of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           interview new people.                         Chipotle’s portions tend to be a bit           a Chipotle in town (especially
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Now, on October 2, 2009, “The           bigger. No doubt, Qdoba will have              right next door to Qdoba) would
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Laramie Project Ten Years Later”              to alter their preparation tactics             inevitably put Qdoba out of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           epilogue will come out in 100 different       in an attempt to compete with                  business, the competition that it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cities including our very own Oxford,         Chipotle if they want to survive.              has sparked will no doubt mean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ohio, at the Miami Performing Arts            Qdoba is ahead, however, on one                more choices for the consumer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Center.                                       front: All of their non-meat items                   And since Qdoba is altering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Talawanda Junior Tommy Richardson          are 100% vegetarian.                           their practices in an attempt to hold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical,                   Almost important as the              on to customers, it is possible that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Radium Girls) is in the play, with the        food that a restaurant serves is               this competition will stay around
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           parts of “Boy”, “Clerk 1” and “Clerk 2”.      the atmosphere that it provides                for a while.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           He described the play, “It’s been fun, it’s   for its guests to enjoy. Chipotle
                                                                                                                                                                              Photo taken from: storyslamcharlotte.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           controversial but is a very good play.”       provides a Soviet-style metal

                   2009-2010 Tribune Sta                                                                                                                      Best Halloween Costumes
   Head Editors: Jack Gillespie and Christina South.
                                                                                                                                                                By Morgan Murray
   Layout Editor: Jeff Brock                                                                                                                                                                                   with their creative ideas?       give more candy for the better
  Business Manager: Christina South                                                                                                                             “[The best halloween cos-                      Is it all worth it? Well this    costumes. I can assure you that
  School News Editor: Morgan Murray                                                                                                                                                                            article answers it all; from     this statement is 0% true. How-
  Community News Editor: Jack Gillespie
                                                                                                                                                                tumes are] homemade,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               how to get the best costume,     ever, it was stated a few times
  Entertainment Editor: Lauren Strecker                                                                                                                         duhhh, because one year I                      to whether or not candy giv-     that if the child was not wear-
  Sports Editor: Lauren Roberts                                                                                                                                 went as a giant giraffee.”                     ers are biased.                  ing a costume, they would not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   So, where do you get the     be given a sweet treat. Many of
  Staff: Rocky Fields, Sarah Julian, Matt Kuykendall, Ciara                                                                                                     -Scotty Hart                                   best costumes? “[The best        the people who give candy give it
  Miller, Mitchell Poetter, Lauren South, Colin Wilson, Chelsea                                                                                                                                                ones are] homemade, duh-         out because they enjoy looking at
  Yarbrough, Joe Bigler, Clay Bowling, Shelby Broughton,                                                                                                          Have you ever gone over the top              hh, because one year I went      all of the creative costumes and
  Melissa Fontaine, Shane Joseph, Adia Mottola, Cody Pestana                                                                                                   for a Halloween costume? Each            as a giant giraffee.” Says sopho-       like to see the children enjoying
                                                                                                                                                               year, a few children parade about        more, Scotty Hart, a THS stu-           the spooky spirit of Halloween.
 The Talawanda Tribune would like to thank The Urology                                                                                                         in a flamboyant disguise, collect-        dent. Out of the fifteen students        So make sure for this Halloween,
 Group and Dr. Kevin Campbell for their generous support.                                                                                                      ing bags and bags full of candy as       I interviewed, ten agreed with this     your costume is amazing and
                                                                                                                                                               their friends and neighbors mar-         statement. “ I said store bought        unique in every way because it
                                                                                                                                                               vel over their insane masterpiece.       because I’m lazy.” Says Christina       could help you in the long run.
  The Talawanda Tribune would like to congratulate Bob                                                                                                         Where do these kids get their cos-       South, a junior here at THS.
  Ratterman of the Oxford Press on his retirement!                                                                                                             tumes? How do they come up                   Some candy givers are said to                                                         Tribine staff goes trick or treating at the board offiice. Staff Photo.
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                                                                                                                                                           Editor: Lauren Strecker

Fame                                                                       Senior Athletic Spotlights                                                                                              Troy Polumalu
                                                                                                                                                                                             By Chelsea Yarbrough                                                                                                    By Mitch Poetter
                                                                                                By Lauren Roberts, Lauen South, and Lauren Strecker
                                                                                                 The 1980s remake, Fame, danced into                                                                                                                       Senior,           Other guys, especially younger                                                                        is refusing to have
                                                                                              theaters on September 25, 2009.                                                                                                                    Erik Humfleet is             ones, really look up to him. I’m                                                                      surgery. “They are
                                                                                                 The movie focuses on the dreams and                                                                                                             the center midfielder        really proud of how he stepped up                                                                     reading the scans
                                                                                              hardships of the students. Lauren Roberts,                                                                                                         of the THS men’s            into that role.”                                                                                      and so forth, it is
                                                                                              Lauren South, and Lauren Strecker from the                                                                                                         varsity soccer team.                         Erik Humfleet is                                                                      speculation      [how
                                                                                              Talawanda Tribune got a once in a lifetime                                                                                                         He’s been involved          also captain. “I like being the role                                                                  long         Polamalu
                                                                                              opportunity when starlet Kherington Payne                                                                                                          in soccer since he was      model, and having people look up                                                                      will be out] at this
                                                                                              joined us in a conference call on September                                                                                                        in the 7th grade, and       to me. I don’t like having to be                                                                      point.”
                                                                                              14th.                                                                                                                                              he definitely brings         bossy to people, though.”                                                                                Polamalu’s injury
                                                                                                  “I hope it inspires people. It’s pure                                                                                                          something special to                     Everyone loves Erik’s                                                                    happened when a
                                                                                              entertainment.” Ms. Payne responded to                                                                                                             the team.                   long locks, we have to ask                                                                            Titans player fell
                                                                                              Oregon Glenn’s question on what she hopes                                                                                                                    “He has an        ourselves, “Does his hair ever get                                                                    on Polamalu’s leg
                                                                                              will impacts the viewers of her in her first                                                                                                        extra gear of speed.        in the way?”                                                                                          when Aaron Smith
                                                                                              feature film.                                                                                                                                       He never backs                        Erik chuckles, “Yes,                                                                        blocked a 31-yard
                                                                                                  Payne got her start on the hit dancing                                                                                                         down.” Coach Heath          actually. Sometimes I can’t see.”                                                                     field goal try by
Screen shot of La Mulana                                                                      show, “So You Think You Can Dance”.                                                                                                                Kelly says with a                     With Erik in the lead,                                                                      veteran kicker Rod

Kuykendall Korner
                                                                                              She made it to the top 10 in season 4 before                                                                                                       smile on his face. “He      the team should go far.                                                                               Bironas with a
                                                                                              she was eliminated but that didn’t keep her                                                          Photos taken by Chelsea Yarbrough             works really hard.                                                    Photo taken from LA Times website                           little less than three
                                                                                              from reaching her full potential.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  minutes in the 2nd quarter. The
By Matt Kuykendall                                                                                Payne said, “It’s such a classic, and it’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                     injury took place when Polamalu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Troy Polamalu suffered a sprained
                                                                                              going to be a classic for a very long time.”                                                              At the age of 6, Willy                  Davidge has a tough                                                 medial collateral ligament (MCL) in          was scooping up the ball. “There is
    So tell me, my fellow gamers, do you        time, provided he can only survive the        The film is set at a performing arts school                                                      Davidge started playing golf.            time isolating his favorite part of                                                                                       a chance the injury could be worse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    his left knee late in the first half in the
like puzzles? More specifically, do you          encounter.                                    in New York. Each student thinks they have                                                      He would venture out onto the            golf.                                                                                                                     once further tests are run” Tomlin
                                                                                                                                                   A movie poster for the new Fame                                                                                                                                  game against the Tennessee Titans
like the thought of being dropped into             La Mulana is a solidly designed game,      a special talent that makes them a unique                                                       Oxford Country Club green every                   “Being in the newspaper,                                                                                         said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    on September 12. After the game the
an ancient ruin, full of devilish traps and     especially for a freeware game that           twinkling star set apart from the sea of       As the conference call progressed, the           night to putt.                           missing school. I like playing                                                                                            “We definitely were aware of him not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Coach Mike Tomlin reports, “It is an
enemies, and using nothing but your wits        the only charge for is a bit of Google-       others that make up their high school.         questions became less professional and                     “I grew up on the OCC          against myself, and beating my                                                                                            being in there,” Titans quarterback
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MCL sprain,” Tomlin said. “They
and a small handful of trusty weapons           searching and a small bit of hard-drive           Ms. Payne wasn’t always a dancer;          more about her personal interests and            golf course.”                            own score.”                                                                                                               Kerry Collins said.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    are reading the scans and so forth.
to find your way to the hidden treasures         space. It has wonderfully old-school          because she played soccer, she had more of hobbies. As mentioned, she enjoyed sports                      Those night adventures                  Willy Davidge hopes                                                                                                        The gods have smiled upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Those things have a range of three-
within? If so, then maybe, just maybe,          music that fits the game, but the graphics,    an athletic body, which made the transition    but when asked what her favorite guilty          paid off. Willy Davidge has been         to play for Miami University in                                                                                           Troy Polamalu. There was a high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to-six (weeks).” On September 14,
you might be cut out for La Mulana.             even though they’re supposed to be 8-bit      from soccer player to dancer more difficult. pleasure was, Ms. Payne gave a response             on Talawanda’s Varsity Golf Team         the future. If he keeps up those                                                                                          potential of him being sidelined for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Polamalu comments that there is a
    Designed during 2005, in the style          and simple, leaves some things to be              “If you love it enough, you gotta do       that shocked all of the reporters, “I love to    since freshman year. He has had          late night practices, he’ll have no                                                                                       the whole season, with an anterior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    chance he could not be back until the
of old 8-bit Nintendo games from the            desired at times. But the main draw of La     what you gotta do. Keep up the hard work,” eat! Food is amazing!” Along with her food           the best average in the Scarlet          problem achieving that goal, or                                                                                           collateral ligament injury, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steelers bye week (week 8) of the
late 80’s, La Mulana is a love letter to a      Mulana is the fact that it is difficult, and   were the words of advice Ms. Payne gave        addiction Payne told the Tribune that she        division for two years running,          shall I say making eagle on the                                                                                           might have put him out of the lineup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NFL season. “Regarding an injury
popular console in Japan called the MSX.        requires quite a lot of thinking that is so   to aspiring fans and dreamers alike.           was obsessed with shopping.                      and is currently in fifth place for       18th.                                                                                                                     for the rest of the regular season.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to the knee this is the best-case
Designed solely for a small handful of          outside of the box there may as well not                                                        So what’s not to love? Shopping, eating,      all of FAVC.                                                                                                          scenario,” Polamalu said. Polamalu
nostalgic ‘MSX-ers’, it shortly gained          even be a box. It promises close to 30                                                       and, Kherington Payne.                                                                                                             Photos taken by Chelsea Yarbrough
notoriety on the internet for it’s expansive,   hours of joyfully difficult playtime, not
sprawling dungeons and intense puzzles.         counting the secret bonus dungeon that is
It was so popular that it’s been translated     guaranteed to crush every last ounce of
into English, and is soon going to be
remade for download on the Nintendo
                                                your sanity just trying to find it.
                                                   So, for those not faint of heart, find      Classic Movie Corner:
                                                                                              Featuring Marathon Man
Wii.                                            your way to Google, find this game,
   You play as the archetypical                 and give it a try. Make sure you read the
archeologist, Professor Lemeza Kosugi,          manual files that are included, and keep
who one day receives a letter from his          a notebook handy. Even if you have an         By Shane Joseph
                                                                                                                                             battles. Or perhaps a light-hearted
father informing him about his latest           exceptional memory, you will need it, I                                                      romantic comedy is more your cup of tea.
find: The legendary land of La Mulana,           assure you.                                                                                  In that case Pillow Talk with Doris Day is a
where all civilizations began. What he          Requirements: Windows XP, hours of free                                                      great pick.
finds is nothing less than one of the            time, and lots of patience.                                                                      John Schlesinger’s 1976 film Marathon
greatest archeological opportunities of all                                                                                                  Man, starring Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man,
                                                                                                                                             The Graduate) and Laurence Olivier

A visit to District 9
                                                                                                                                             (Wuthering Heights, Rebecca), whose role
                                                                                                                                             in the film earned him a Academy Award
                                                                                                                                             nomination for best supporting actor, is
By Cody Pestana                                                                                                                              a classic political thriller portraying a
    Director Neill Blomkamp’s, debut in                                                                                                      graduate student (Hoffman) entangled in an
writing and feature length film direction,                                                                                                    international conspiracy involving stolen
with the film District Nine has not been                                                                                                      diamonds, a Nazi dentist and war criminal,
quiet, with an opening weekend gross of                                                                                                      and a plot to cover up everything. Nazis
$37,354,308 nationally.                                                                                                                      and diamonds and dentists, oh my!
    The film is a science fiction thriller                                                                                                         Grad student and marathon runner
about a spaceship full of aliens who have                                                                                                    Thomas “Babe” Levy, after the murder of
been stranded on earth and forced to live                                                                                                    his brother, discovers that the deceased was
in a slum in Johannesburg, South Africa.                                                                                                     part of a covert government group called
However it is by no means a standard                                                          A movie poster for Marathon Man                Division. When members of Division
sci-fi film. It does have its share of action                                                                                                  start to be killed off one by one, the
and it earned an R rating largely for what                                                        Movies today are loud and exciting.        involvement of ex-Auschwitz camp guard
happens when people get shot with high-                                                       You can get anything in a show, from a car     and dentist Christian Szell comes into
tech alien weaponry, but it also has a                                                        jumping over an exploding bridge in vivid      question as he comes to America out of
message.                                                                                      color, lovers kissing on a ship against a      hiding to retrieve stolen diamonds.
    The aliens are hated and treated with                                                     panoramic sunset, or anything else one can         The most memorable and terrifying
contempt by the general population                                                            imagine on a screen in digital perfection.     scene in the movie is the infamous torture
and are pushed around and forced to                                                               The hype surrounding modern films           sequence in which Szell uses his dental
live in a slum called District Nine. The                                                      seem to overshadow the medium’s older          skills and instruments to torture Babe.
                                                A movie poster for District 9
oppression of the aliens symbolizes that                                                      relics. Though you might not get the edge-     Worst is when the dentist digs into his
of South African Apartheid. The aliens          which triggers a shocking transformation,     of-your seat action, you’ll get the unique     victim’s teeth without any anesthetics. It’s
are hated by the people of Johannesburg,        prejudices are revealed and the corporate     atmosphere in the tradition of an old          sure to make you cringe.
exploited by Nigerian terrorist and secretly    immorality comes to a head.                   fashioned picture.                                 With an intriguing plot and a
experimented on by an International                The fast paced action and moral                Today in movie history in 1939,            memorable cast, Marathon Man is a must
import company called Multi National            standpoint are backed by strong acting        Ninotchka, with Greta Garbo in her last        see for classic movie lovers and movie
United (MNU). But when MNU operative,           and excellent directing, which combines       role, made its debut. If action is more        lovers alike. It’ll make you ask yourself
Wikus van der Merwe (new actor Sharlto          many different styles. All in all it is an    your thing, before Gladiator there was         “Is it safe?”
Copley), who is in charge of moving the         entertaining and fast paced movie, which is   Spartacus (1960), starring Kirk Douglas,
aliens from their slum to a mysterious new      worth seeing.                                 to thrill the audiences with epic Roman
home gets sprayed by an alien chemical,
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                                                                                                                                                                Editor: Lauren Roberts

  Cross Country Spotlights                                                                    Volley For The Cure
                                                                                                By Melissa Fontaine
  By Shane Joseph
    In the Saturday morning air the whistle      Bennett plans on going to college,
blows once, twice, three times. There’s       but is he looking for any scholarships for
an intense pause as the runners lean          Cross Country? “Not particularly” was
forward in anticipation of the blast of the   his answer, though he made it clear that
gun. Then bang! The race is on.               he’d continue running long after high
    Two important figures in this year’s       school. Running is a lifetime sport, espe-
Cross Country line-up are seniors Philip      cially for senior girl runner Katie Rhoden-
Bennett and Katie                               baugh. Having picked up running from
Rhodenbaugh. Both                                her family, including recently gradu-
are long time veterans                           ated Talawanda athletes Bryce and
of the team and act as                            Konrad Norris, Katie has been running
leaders and role models                           cross country for Talawanda since 7th
for younger team mates,                           grade. Again, it’s not just about the
giving advice and                                  sport for this runner. “I love how no
encouraging everyone to                            matter what, we’re all friends [on the
do their best.         The                          team]. We’re a team, guys and girls
running braves this sea-                            together.” Katie hopes to do the best
son have broken personal                             she can this year and “see what hap-
                                                                                                                            Photo taken from Talwanda website
records and beat out the                             pens”. “I run because I like to run”,
competition so far with                               Katie explained. “It’s just you there             Have you ever wanted a chance            home football games, and at every home
apparent ease. Bennett                                running.”                               to see your high school gym decked out             volleyball match. The team hopes that all
recently ran a 17:30 5K                                                                       in pink for a good cause? Well, you’ve             who have purchased a shirt will attend
(approximately 3 miles) at                                                                    got your chance! On October 8th 2009, the          the games. The games will begin with
Brookville and place 3rd in                                                                   Talawanda Volleyball teams will host Ross          Freshman at 4:30, Junior Varsity at 5:45,
the Scarlet Division.                                                                         on our home court for the most exciting            and varsity begins at 7:00. The Volleyball
     Being the lead runner,         Ben-                                                      game of the year, Volley for a Cure.               team will also be hosting many events on
nett likes setting an example. Getting                                                            “Volley for a Cure began two years ago         the day of and also in between matches.
his start in running on the 8th grade track                                                   at Talawanda” says Coach Tammy Waite.                  The game is a chance to show your team
team, Bennett joined the cross country                                                        “We want to make this a huge success and a         support and earn money for those who
team at THS his freshman year and has                                                         good time for people to come together and          have suffered and are currently suffering
been an invaluable member to the team                                                         help others out.”                                  from Breast Cancer. So come decked out
ever since. Helping the team take home                                                            “I’m just ready to play, it’s the funniest     in pink and ready to cheer you’re Braves to
the trophies a plenty, Bennett also enjoys                                                    game of the season” says varsity player            a victory. Lets all come together and make
the “relaxed atmosphere of the sport”                                                         Maggie Johnson.                                    this is a success. The Volleyball team hopes
and how there’s “no stress whether you                                                            Shirts have been sold during lunch, at         to see everyone there.
do good or bad.”
                                               Photo taken by Christina South

Crisp Night Produces Comeback Win for the Braves
By Clay Bowling and Joe Bigler

       Cheers overpowered the sound of          remaining in the first half Mt.Healthy         a 5 yard touchdown rush
chattering teeth at Talawanda’s comeback        answered with a 19 yard touchdown pass        in the third quarter, and a                      of not turning the ball over.” He explained
win over Mt. Healthy in the school’s            to tie it up. In the opening minutes of       dizzying 30 yard touchdown run in the            in an interview the Monday following the
homecoming game. With time ticking down         the second half the Braves faltered giving    last remaining minute of the fourth quarter      Braves’ first win.
in the fourth quarter Coach Mike Wright         up an interception for a touchdown and a      to put our Braves ahead, and nearly bring            Talawanda is currently preparing for a
called a 22-Iso, giving the ball to Michael     boost to their foes momentum, allowing        down the home bleachers with hopping and         game against our rival Edgewood.
Krall. who proceeded to run 30 yards to the     the Mt. Healthy Owls to assume a 7 point      hollering fans.                                       And so the Talawanda Football team
right edge of the endzone giving the Braves     lead. As fans started to assume the worst          Coach Wright explained that his team        came up clutch for their first win pleasing
a 21-14 lead.                                   the Talawanda Offensive line dug down         had been playing well all along, and had just    even the most pessimistic of fans.
     The Braves came out with a 7-0 lead        deep and threw blocks onto Mount Healthy      been experiencing small errors “We really
                                                                                                                                                     All photos taken by Shelby Broughton
In the second quarter and with two seconds      defenders, allowing Michael Krall to have     did nothing different, just did a better job

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