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                                   Brooke Point high School • Stafford, Va • Volume XVI • Issue 2 • November 13, 2008

   BP students help make history
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                                       Barack Obama. She called                aware and excited about this          stand that you can understand          mental to future generations as
                                       people to remind them to vote.          election. It’s probably because of    how significant this election          Pearl Harbor was to previous
By sydney Ballesteros                      Many other Brooke Point stu-        Barack Obama that so many more        was,” government teacher John          generations. O’Brien urged his
   On November 4, 2008, Illinois       dents contributed their time to the     youth were involved,” Global Issues   O’Brien said. The victory was also     class to remember every detail of
Senator Barak Obama made his-          campaigns. Seniors Karen Kap-           teacher Pete Ortiz commented.         sweet for many older Americans,        this time, because someday stu-
tory when he was elected the           pert, Kristin Plunkett volunteered          This election holds an impor-     especially those who could re-         dents might want to share their
first African American President       to help the Obama campaign.             tance for young voters, despite       member the days of segregation.        story with their grandchildren.
of the United States. Obama se-        On election day seniors Kate-           the fact that they have never ex-      “When I first found out he had        Put simply by senior Chase Bar-
cured 364 electoral votes com-         lyn Smith and Isabel Portwine                                                 won I was so happy and felt            nett, “It [Obama’s victory] felt
pared to Republican candidate
Senator John McCain’s 163.
                                       worked the polls for John McCain.
                                           James Bensinger, a first time
                                                                               “I felt like it was a                 like it was a new day in Amer-
                                                                                                                     ica,” senior Brittany Hill said.
                                                                                                                                                            good. America needs a change.”
                                                                                                                                                               “It will be interesting to see
     The Wall Street Journal re-       voter, did not find the election        new day in Amer-                        African Americans felt a great       where he [Barack Obama]
ported that this election may          results as pleasing as others did.                                            sense of pride in seeing Barack        is    going,”    O’Brien    added.
have been the biggest voter turn-      “I felt that the people that vote
                                                                               ica.”                                 Obama elected. “When I heard              Both political parties were en-
out since the 1968 Nixon-Hum-          did not pay attention to the po-               - Brittany Hill                he won I was still in shock, even      couraged by the direction in
phrey election. People previously      litical and governmental stuff.                                               though I watched the whole             which the country is headed
strangers to voting registered         They just voted either Democrat                         Senior                election race. When he first ran       with this unprecedented level
and cast their votes to make           or Republican because that’s                                                  for the democratic nomination,         of youth involvement. President-
their voices heard especially          how they were raised.” When                                                   I was skeptical. It won’t feel         elect Barack Obama will need
young voters. Brooke Point had a       asked if he would vote again            perienced a segregated America.       real until January 20th,” se-          the energy brought by America’s
large young adult voter turnout.       in less monumental elections              “Whether you are a Republican       nior Kendra Buggs commented.           youth into his efforts to bring
      Colleen McGlade not only         he replied with a strong “yes.”         or a Democrat, segregation was             The events from September         about the changes he promised
voted but also volunteered for             “Overall, students were more        not that long ago. If you under-      11th to today will be as monu-         during the campaign season.

 Students struggle with pressure from parents
  By Caitlyn Cortese
  Parents today are famous for         bearable. As if all of this isn’t bad   become force? A large majority        constant pressure. In some cases,           “No, I don’t think that they
pressuring their children when         enough by itself, some students         of adults and teenagers alike are     if the student is unable to cope,      [parents] pressure their kids
it comes to education. They push       have their parents breathing            in agreement that parents push        their grades can drop severely.        enough because a large percent-
their children to succeed by forc-     down their neck the whole time.         their kids to unrealistically high    A report from the Institute for        age of college freshman are enter-
ing them to enroll in honors and           “There probably is more of an       levels when it comes to school.       Public Policy Research supported       ing college unprepared,” he said.
AP classes, buying them stacks         increase in pressure today be-          Also, college applications no lon-    the notion that sometimes, push-          According to a survey conduct-
of SAT preparation books and           cause it is becoming more and           ger request grade point averages      ing a child too hard can indeed        ed by the Pew Research Center,
cracking down on their home-           more competitive to get into col-       and accomplishments alone. Now        backfire. Even though parents          56% of adults believe that par-
work and studying habits. All          lege,” says counselor Kristen Ba-       they want to hear about activities    are trying to help their children,     ents are not pushing kids hard
of this can be very distress-          umbach. “Also, schools offer more       and volunteer work that students      they can unknowingly be re-            enough and only 15% think that
ing to a high school teenager.         AP and honors classes at an ear-        have done within their communi-       sponsible for the decline in their     parents are getting out of hand
   Junior and senior years can be      lier age, so parents want their         ties throughout their high school     child’s performance in school.         with the pressure. The remain-
some of the most stressful times       kids to do as much as they can.”        years as well. For that reason            Many students do not want          ing 24% think that parents get
of a high school student’s life.          Junior Nicole Vojnovich agrees,      many teens are involved in count-     their parents to be eliminat-          involved just the right amount.
Keeping up with projects and           “The standards to get into college      less after-school activities which    ed from their school life com-            So who is right here? Do high
assignments and maintaining a          are definitely much higher now.”        only make things more difficult.      pletely, they would just like          school students need to just suck
stable grade point average can be        Parents always have their son or      Plus, teens still have their social   to them to back off a little bit.      it up, or do they have legitimate
difficult in itself, but juniors and   daughter’s best interests in mind,      and family lives to keep in order.      Still, there are some that believe   complaints about this extreme
seniors have college applications      but they often may not realize              “Sometimes what they [your        that parents do not pressure their     pressure? This issue does not only
and the SAT to worry about as          that their consistent hounding          parents] think is best for you,       children enough and, in fact, are      affect American students and par-
well. With the dark cloud of col-      can be extremely unproductive.          isn’t really what you think           lacking in involvement when it         ents, it is a subject that is debated
lege deadlines hanging over their      Parents play a very important role      is best for yourself,” said           comes to their child’s education.      in countries all around the world.
heads and the struggle to keep up      in their child’s achievement and        sophomore      Valeria     Giberti.        English and Creative Writ-        It seems to be apparent that wher-
with high school work a constant       development, but how much is               Emotional struggles and stress     ing      teacher     Aaron     Spic-   ever there are diligent students,
factor, the stress can become un-      too much? When does motivation          are not the only repercussions of     er agrees with this notion.            there will always be or won’t be a

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 News 2                                                                                                                                                November 13, 2008

News 700 Billion Dollars Bails Out Wall Street
                                                                                                                                                            gone into debt by engagement in
                                                                                                                                                            shady practices. This rewards
                                                                                                                                                            these companies for their dishon-
                                                                                                                                                            esty with no stipulations for the
                                                                                                                                                            money being spent on them, and
National Honor                                                                                                                                              according to forbes.com, will cost
                                                                                                                                                            each American man, woman and
    Society                                                                                                                                                 child an average of $2,300.
                                                                                                                                                              This bill is intended to give
 Blood Drive                                                                                                                                                financial institutions confidence
                                                                                                                                                            in the concept of credit which
  The Brooke Point Chapter of the                                                                                                                           has become near worthless. Two
National Honor Society held its                                                                                                                             million homes have gone into
fall blood drive Wednesday, No-                                                                                                                             foreclosure because homeowners
vember 12, 2008. The American                                                                                                                               are unable to pay them off with-
Red Cross allows any individual                                                                                                                             out taking out credit cards or
who is sixteen years or older to                                                                                                                            loans. As a result of this, loans
donate blood with parental con-                                                                                                                             have become obsolete because of
sent. Members of the National                                                                                                                               the unreliability of credit. This
Honor Society signed up poten-                                                                                                                              unreliability also bleeds into the
tial donors during all lunch shifts                                                                                                                         stock market, which is the main
approximately two weeks before                                                                                                                              cause of economic crash. Ameri-
the event. Another blood drive                                                                                                                              can taxpayers are outraged that
is being planned for the spring.                                                                                                                            their tax dollars are going to
                                                                                                                                                            undeserving companies, while
                                                                                                                                                            these companies reap the ben-
“Hit A Jew Day”                       By Megan Helwig
                                                                                                                                                            efits of the gains, but only public
                                                                                                                                                            citizens can possibly suffer any
  at Missouri                           America’s current economic            have to forget this prevalent           crash or what seems to be the
                                                                                                                                                              Despite its flaws, the bailout
 Middle School                        crisis is well known knowledge; it
                                      began with a trend of foreclosed
                                                                              privilege. However, the debate
                                                                              over the bailout remains: though
                                                                                                                      makings of the next great depres-
                                                                                                                      sion. Section Eight of this bail-
                                                                                                                                                            exists with good intentions. If
                                                                                                                                                            credit continues to have less
                                      homes, and then began to seep           this could save America’s econ-         out contains further controversy.     worth, more homes will go into
By Sydney BalleSteroS                 loans and credit as well as the         omy, is it worth excusing shady         It states the bailout “may not        foreclosure, affecting Ameri-
                                      stock market. Loans and credit          businesses with hard-earned             be revised by any court of law”       cans higher up, including the
  On October 20, Students at                                                                                          or that America’s constitutional
                                      cards being the only means of           tax-dollars?                                                                  middle class. No citizen, espe-
Parkway West Middle School                                                                                            policy of judicial review has
                                      receiving money for further edu-          The Bush administration                                                     cially those with no credit or bad
shocked the United States by                                                                                          been made irrelevant. However,
                                      cation that college bound Ameri-        passed a bill the first week of                                               credit, will be able to take out a
designating a “Hit a Jew” Spirit                                                                                      this has caused dissention and
                                      can students have. Without the          October transferring 700 billion                                              loan. This directly affects every
Day. The middle school located                                                                                        outrage in the American public.
                                      bailout, or at least a reversal in      taxpayer dollars to bailout busi-                                             student across the Untied States
in Chesterfield, Missouri made                                                                                        This bailout is being spent on
                                      the current state of the United         nesses failing due to bad mort-                                               who plans on going to college;
national headlines for this upset-                                                                                    malpracticing financial compa-
                                      State’s economy, students aspir-        gages. This was in an effort to                                               most do not have the funds to do
ting display of bullying.                                                                                             nies, such as banks that have
                                      ing for a college education might       stop stock market and economic                                                so without the help of a loan.
  Sixth grade students decided
to hold unofficial spirit week-

                                      Holder Hopes To
like activities. The festivities
began with “Hug a Friend” day.
The next day was named “High
Five” day followed by “Hit a Tall

                                      Stifle   Cheating
Person” day and finally, “Hit a
Jew” day.
  School administration did not
hear about the self proclaimed

                                          With Code
spirit day until that night. Ten
of the school’s 35 Jewish at-
tendees were reportedly hit in
some fashion. Most of the hitting

consisted of light taps but one
Jewish student was slapped
across the face. The majority of
the six grade class knew about
the planned “Hit a Tall Person”
                                       By SHannon Boyle
day and “Hit a Jew” day. “I don’t        “I have neither given nor            out the honor code, “I wanted
believe the motivation was racial     received any answers on this as-        to bring it to the students’ at-
or anti-Semitic,” Administrator,      signment without direct permis-         tention. I wanted to make sure
Hagle said. “It was just imma-        sion.” At the beginning of this         everyone knew what it meant
ture behavior and poor choices        year, students were told they           because it’s not just important at
on the part of a small group of       would be required to write this         the high school level.”
sixth graders” (Jewish Light          statement on all papers they turn         Colleges throughout the na-
Online).                              into their teachers. Against popu-      tion are adamant about honest
  The school district has de-         lar belief, this is not a new policy.   work. The University of Virginia,
manded a further investigation          “As long as I can remember,           which boasts the oldest student-                                             Photo provided by upload.wikimedia.org
of the bullying incident. After       [the honor code] has been in vari-      run honor system in the nation,         Cheating: Brooke Point has taken a stricter stance on cheating this
the incident, five students were      ous stages of enforcement,” Prin-       expels students after a single          year, requiring all students to write out the Honor Code on every
suspended.                            cipal Cynthia Holder commented          infraction involving the honor          piece of school work.
                                      about the policy. Until this school     code. The same goes for schools
  Brooke Point
                                                                                                                      portunity, will take advantage        most common punishment for
                                      year, students were not required        across America.                         of other students’ hard work and      breaking the honor code is in-
                                      to write out the code on their            Holder explained that cheat-
    Puts On                           papers, but the honor code has          ing frequents Brooke Point, not
                                                                                                                        The consequences for violating
                                                                                                                                                               Holder stands by her mandate
                                      always existed. Students have
“The Odd Couple”
                                                                              only universities. “Cheating is         the honor code at Brooke Point        that the honor code must be writ-
                                      always been expected to respect         common in all institutions. Many        are not as severe. If a student is    ten on all assignments, in order
                                      the ideas of their peers, and only      students set very high standards        caught cheating, the student may      to solidify Brooke Point’s stance
By Caitlyn CorteSe                    submit their own.                       for themselves, and I don’t worry       receive an F on the assignment        against cheating. Holder said, “If
                                        Holder explained why she finds        about those students. There are         or could be sentenced to out-of-      you write it, then you think twice
  The Brooke Point Players fall       it necessary for students to write      students that, if given the op-         school-suspension. However, the       about it.”
production was Neil Simon’s pop-
ular comedy “The Odd Couple” on
November 6, 7, and 8. The group        School Board explores 10                                                        American Education Week
                                                                                                                          November 17 - 21
did a special twist on the original
by performing the female version
of the play.
                                         point grading scale
  “The Odd Couple” is a Broad-
way piece about two friends             By CHriS Baire                                                                   Thank an educator!
who decide to live together in an         Stafford County School Board        would work out better because
apartment. The new roommates          held a public hearing at the Al-        there would be better GPAs
soon find that they are both very     vin York Bandy Administrative           across the board and it would
different in their lifestyles and     Complex on Tuesday, October 28,         give a better incentive for kids to     Thank you, Mrs. Green, for your help
housekeeping habits. While one        2008. The School Board discussed        try harder to get better grades,”
is slovenly and disorganized, the     the possibility of changing to a ten-   junior Ben Printzenhoff said.            with distribution of The HawkEye!
                                                                                 “I agree that a ten-point scale is
                                                                                                                            Love from The HawkEye Staff
other is very uptight and tidy.       point grading scale. “The board is
  The cast of “The Odd Couple”        currently into this,” Principal Cyn-    the best,” Learn and Serve teach-
included Jessie Croke as Olive        thia Holder said. “We are also the      er Laura Lacey stated. “First,
Madison, Elizabeth Gass as            only school district in the region      because I think that is the stan-
Florance Unger, Chelsea Con-          that does an A+ or 4.5 system.”         dard of most colleges and I think
nell as Renee, Emily Mansfield            Under the present system, a         as far as helping our students
as Mickey, Jessica Carrington as      score of 100-94 is an A. With           with transcripts it works better.”
Vera, Connie Winiesdorffer as         the ten-point grading system, a           Within the next year or two, Staf-                                   BPHS
Sylvie, Patrick Marlett as Manolo     score of 100-90 is an A. Starting       ford County may switch its grad-
Costazuela, and Jonathan Lit-
alien as Jesus Costazuela.
                                      this grading scale in high school
                                      would prepare students for college
                                                                              ing system for the ten-point scale.
                                                                              Ledoux stated that the chances of
                                                                                                                                Apple Federal Credit Union
  The names of the characters         where the ten-point scale is used.      changing scales is “probably pret-
had to be changed to conform to
the cast’s female version. The
                                           “I doubt grades will change
                                      much,” said Stafford County
                                                                              ty good if the parents really want
                                                                              it.” According to School Board
original names of the male char-      School Board member John                member Dana Reinboldt, the is-
                                                                              sue will be voted on at either their
                                                                                                                              Apple will pay your $5 deposit
acters of “The Odd Couple” are        Ledoux. “First, there is a problem
Oscar Madison and Felix Unger.        with trying to find out if that B re-   November or December meeting.
  Before the play was presented,      ceived from a teacher who left two      Those wishing to comment
senior cast member Elizabeth          years ago was an 89 or a 90. Thus,
Gass said, “The play is really        I don’t think previous grades
                                                                                    on the subject                         Benefits:
funny. I’m really excited for ev-     will change. Second, I think you          can do so via e-mail.
eryone to see it.”                    will find that since all grading is                                                  * Competitive Interest
  Look for a review of the Brooke     subjective, a paper that was al-              The address is                         * Convenience of a bank right at school
Point Player’s performance of         most an A and was given a grade                                                      * Keep your account when you out are of school
“The Odd Couple” in the Decem-        of 92 will now be given an 89.”
                                                                                                                                                                                   Taylor Nelson
ber issue of “The Hawkeye”.              “I think for the most part that         @StaffordSchools.net.
November 13, 2008                                                                                                                                                    Sports 3
Ultimate Frisbee:
 A School Sport?
By Chris Baire
                                                            Athlete of the Month
    Brooke Point High School has
four major sports: football, base-
ball, basketball and soccer. There
                                                                                                                                 Volleyball                 Compiled by Josh herron
are still many students who do
not participate in school sports                                                                                                  At first glance, senior Kristina Hellengurst
because they are not their “style.”                                                                                             is a carefree girl who likes to have fun. But
    There is a need for an excit-
ing, non-contact sport that does                                                                                                when it comes to playing for Brooke Point’s
not require the use of your feet,                                                                                               volleyball team, she will spike it in your face.
but is fast paced so that everyone
can play. One popular sport that
                                                                                                                                Hellengurst is a seventeen year old who helped
contains all of these is Ultimate                                                                                               this year’s volleyball team serve it up.
  Ultimate Frisbee is as fast paced
as soccer and as intense as hockey.
The team consists of seven play-
                                                                                                                                Q        How did you become interested in
ers on a rectangular field and has                                                                                                       Both of my parents have been playing since they were
end zones just like football.                                                                                                            kids and my dad is a coach.
   There are a few rules by which
the players abide but there are no
referees. This is a system that the
players themselves call the “Spir-
it of the Game.” There is no time
                                                                                                                                Q        How long have you been playing
                                                                                                                                         the sport?
limit in Ultimate Frisbee. The
game goes on as long as it takes to
score thirteen points.                                                                                                          A        I’ve been playing since I was five. I played for an
                                                                                                                                         indoor Olympic volleyball team when I was 11.
    There are many rules to the
game, but they are easy to fol-
                                                                                                                                         What do you do when you are not
low. When a player catches the
Frisbee, he or she is allowed three
to five steps to slow to a complete
                                                                                                                                Q        on the volleyball court?
stop and has ten seconds to throw
it to another player, the defender
counts down from ten.
                                                                                                                                A        I play video games with my little brother, photogra-
                                                                                                                                         phy, tennis and watch movies with friends.

   The disc can be thrown in any
direction that the offensive player
throws it. If the disc is dropped,
intercepted, blocked or is thrown                                                                                               Q What collegewillyou plan on at-
                                                                                                                                  tending and
                                                                                                                                                   you play college
out of bounds, the defense auto-
matically gains control and be-                                                                                                         volleyball?
comes the offense.

  Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact                                                                                                     Mary Washington or George Mason. I’ll try to focus
sport. Physical contact between                                                                                                         more on education, but I want to get on the volleyball
players is prohibited, including                                                                                                        team as a walk on.

picks and screens. When contact

                                                                                                                                Q Have you ever had a game winning
occurs, a foul is committed. Sub-
stitutions are allowed when a
player on the field is injured or                                                                                                 spike?

after a scoring drive.
    There are a few students in
school who participate in a “back-
yard” version of this sport every
                                                                                                                                A      Yes, it was the semifinals of the Junior Olympics. I
                                                                                                                                       was 13. The game was close we were coming back
                                                                                                                                       from a really long rally. Things were getting frantic
                                                                                                                                       and I just called for the ball and I just put the game
Tuesday at the Old Stafford Mid-
dle School. Senior Dallas Pattie is
one of them.

                                        Brooke Point Without Barnett
  Ultimate Frisbee would be an af-
fordable and fun sport for school,
but there are still several require-
ments that the student body
would have to go through to have
this as a high school sport. Find-
ing a teacher or faculty member to     By Meredith Cavalier
sponsor is one of them.                   Senior tailback Chase Barnett         but we just have to move on and
                                       suffered a season ending injury in       prove to everyone that we can still

  Weird Sport:
                                       Brooke Point’s win over Massap-          win, even though he’s a big part of
                                       onax on Friday, October 17, 2008.        our team,” he said. Reed had over

 Arm Wrestling
                                          Late in the third quarter, Bar-       one hundred yards rushing in the
                                       nett was escorted off the field in       Blackhawk’s win against Albe-
                                       an ambulance with a severely             marle High School.
By Josh herron                         broken right leg. The coach and              Barnett rushed for 143 yards
                                       team were taken back at the sight        on twenty carries in his last high
   Although some people are not
                                       of their star player being taken         school football game. Although
familiar with arm wrestling, it is
                                       away and not to return for anoth-        Barnett suffered from a fractured
a world wide sport.
                                       er game. [www.fredericksburg.            fibula and dislocated ankle, his
   Arm Wresting has become very
                                       com].                                    injuries are not career-threaten-
competitive with competitions
                                         “Losing Chase is obviously some-       ing. “It was a little setback. That’s
held around the globe.
                                       thing that will hurt our team,”          all it is, but it won’t keep me back
  “I have been all around the U.S.
                                       varsity football coach Jeff Berry        from my dreams and ambitions,”
I go to competitions in Massachu-
                                       stated. “But since we were put in        said Barnett. “I’m a fighter. Fight-
setts, Connecticut, Illinois, North
                                       this situation, we will use it as a      ers get knocked down and they get
Carolina, South Carolina, New
                                       rallying point and everyone will         back up.”
York, Arizona and West Virginia,”
                                       step up.”                                   Barnett will be playing football
says Brooke Point junior and pro-
                                          The district, regional and state      at Liberty University next fall.
fessional arm wrestler, Jeremy
                                       football games will be played in         He made the verbal commitment
Kessler, who has trained with
                                       upcoming weeks. Without Barnett          over the phone while lying in a
forty two time world champion,
                                       to run the football, senior Ger-         Mary Washington Hospital bed
David Patton. “I’ve won over 20                                                                                                                                       stafford.brooke.schoolfusion.us
                                       shom Reed will replace him on the        before surgery for his fractured
competitions. First place usually                                                                                       Chase Barnett running the football in a game against Osbourne High School.
                                       field. “It sucks that he’s injured,      leg.
gets 400 bucks. I have about 8,000

                                          On the College Track:
dollars in the bank.”
   The sport is played by two par-
ticipants. Each participant places
either the left or right arm on a
surface with their elbows bent.
Touching the competition surface,

                                                                Sinkler and Copeland
they grip each other’s hand. The
goal is to pin the other person’s
arm onto the surface and have the
winner’s arm over the loser’s.
  Arm strength and technique are
the greatest contributing factors                                               By Melody Barry
to winning a match.
“It takes a lot technique, dedica-                                                  Brooke Point graduates Brit-        ship. Copeland’s 2008 track and
tion and strength to win,” Kessler                                              tany Copeland and April Sinkler         field season was impressive, too.
said.                                                                           attend Division I Universities on         She finished seventh in the Con-
  Other factors such as the length                                              athletic scholarships.                  ference USA Indoor Champion-
of a competitor’s arm, hand grip                                                    According to their track and        ship and twelfth in the 3000m.
size, wrist flexibility and endur-                                              field coach Tresa Jones, they ex-          April Sinkler attends Clemson
ance, muscle and arm mass/den-                                                  emplify what the Brooke Point           University where she is continu-
sity, as well as other traits, can                                              athlete can become. “I am beyond        ing a successful career in track
add to advantages in a wresting                                                 proud of Brittany and April. They       and field.
match.                                                                          have gone above and beyond and              She long jumps, triple jumps,
    Arm wrestling puts enormous                                                 continue to be amazing athletes         and high jumps. Sinkler has com-
stress and twist on the humerus                                                 and people.”                            peted at national events includ-
bone, the injury that often occurs                                                  Brittany Copeland runs cross        ing the Praision National meet
due to the twisting is the humerus                                              country and track at East Caroli-       and the Junior National Track
fracture, an injury to the bone in                                              na University. She runs the mile,       and Field Championships meet,
the upper arm that connects the                                                 1000m, 3000m, and 800m.                 where she earned two All-Ameri-
shoulder to the elbow. Other in-                                                  As a freshman, she was a top fin-     can honors.
juries can occur easily due to the                                              isher in every meet, coming with-           Sinkler long jumped her per-
amount of stress an arm wrestler                                                in one second of breaking three of      sonal best 20’0.5” and 5’8.75” in
puts on his arm.                                       www.dyestatcal.com       the school’s records and finishing      high jump in the 2007-2008 track                          ecupirates.cstv.com
    “I’ve seen a lot people break      April Sinkler is a freshman at Clemson   seventeenth at the Conference           seasons. She has tied for second         Brittany Copeland is a freshman at
bones,” Kessler says.                  University.                              USA Cross Country Champion-             in Clemson’s record books.               East Carolina University.
Student Life 4                                                                                                                                                    November 13, 2008

    We                                         Senior Cheat                                                                    Hawkin-a-lot of Turkey

                                                                                                                             By Kate Smith and PRinceSS maSSey

                                       By melody BaRRy
                                                                                                                               For the past four years, Learn and
                                                                                                                             Serve has collected turkeys to help the
                                                                                                                             Region 16 Fredericksburg Area Food
                                                                                                                             Bank. The students will be collecting
                                                                                                                                                                        Fredericksburg area.
                                                                                                                                                                          Last year Learn and Serve collected
                                                                                                                                                                        over 1100 pounds of turkey. The stu-
                                                                                                                                                                        dents hope to top last year’s total with
                                                                                                                                                                        1200 pounds of turkey. “It does not
                                                                                                                             turkeys on November 21, from 6:45-

                                       College is approaching quickly and seniors should prepare themselves for the          7:30 am in front of the school. The        have to be a whole turkey. It can be
                                       challenges ahead!                                                                     College Forge and Mountain View            even a turkey breast,” says Learn and
                                           Senior Pacing Guide                                                               Learn and Serve students are holding       Serve teacher Laura Lacey. Non per-
                                              For November                                                                   turkey drives on the same day. The         ishable items can be donated as well.
                                                                                                                             turkeys will go to the less fortunate         Learn and Serve will advertise their
                                       Those planning to attend 4-year colleges should:                                      in the City of Fredericksburg and the      project through posters and morning
    Each individual in this            •        Narrow college choices                                                       counties of Caroline, King George,         announcements. During the week of
 school makes up the student           •        Take the SAT or ACT, if not already taken                                    Spotsylvania and Stafford. The Fred-       November 18-20, the Learn and Serve
                                       •        Start working on applications
 body. We are all equal, but                                                                                                 ericksburg Area Food Bank distributes      turkey will be making the rounds at all
                                       •        Get teacher recommendations and allow teachers enough notice                                                            lunch shifts. “I want to do everything
 unique. We are teenagers              •        Remember to keep grades up, acceptance letters can be taken away
                                                                                                                             more than 2.5 million pounds of food
                                                                                                                             and grocery products every year to         in my power to make sure we collect
 full of passion and goals.
                                                                                                                             more than 90 food pantries and other       as many turkeys as we can,” senior
 These passions that drive             If planning to attend 2-year college:                                                 food assistance organizations in the       Cecil Boswer said.
 us are plagued by stereo-             o         Explore the different schools
 types that keep our minds             o         Look at your options in majors and programs

                                                                                                                                  Violin Artistry
 and other minds closed to             o         Take the ACT or SAT
                                       o         Enroll into the college of your choice
 possibility.                          o         Consider the colleges you would like to transfer to and plan to apply
 The Hawkeye presents a                early spring
 column giving the students                                                                                                   By ReBecca BRannan
 of Brooke Point a challenge.          Students planning to go straight to the workforce should:
                                                                                                                               The Rappahannock Youth Sympho-
 Anonymous students will               o	       Explore	job	fields
                                       o        Acquire job experience                                                       ny featured a painted violin display
 write, without judgment,                                                                                                    on	Monday,	October	27,	at	Battlefield	
                                       o        Compose a resume
 about their passions or life-                                                                                               Middle School. The violins were pre-
                                       o        Research how to do an interview
 styles. In doing so they will         o        Consider career schools                                                      sented during the Italian dinner, one of
 become free to speak their            o	       Look	into	getting	an	internship	or	job	in	your	intended	field                the organization’s biggest fundraisers.
 minds and have a chance                                                                                                       The purpose of the display is to
                                       If planning to go into the military students should:                                  support the Youth Symphony and help
 to break the stereotype. The          o         Talk to recruiters                                                          local artists showcase their creativity.
 challenge? To listen with             o	        Take	the	ASVATS,	register	with	your	recruiter	or	in	the	guidance	office     In order to be a part of this display,
 an open mind. Individu-               o         Enlist                                                                      artists have to submit an application
 als are the student body,                                                                                                   to the managers of the symphony. The
 but together we are Brooke                                                                                                  applications contain information about
 Point.                                Below are important deadline dates for common college applications and                how the violin will be decorated. The
                                       tests with the regular acceptance deadlines respectively.                             managers will then judge the applica-

 I Am a Scooter
                                                                                                                             tions based on how well the violins
                                       Christopher Newport University        March 1, 2009                                   will sell. Stafford Music donates
                                       George Mason University               January 15, 2009
                                                                                                                             violins that are no longer playable to
                                       James Madison University              January 15, 2009                                the program and then the artists are
                                       Old Dominion University               March 15, 2009                                  commissioned to create pieces of art.
     “Only three year olds ride        Radford University                    February 1, 2008                                  Teachers, such as Brooke Point’s
scooters.” That’s most likely          University of Mary Washington         February 1, 2009                                Lisa Cover, have contributed to this
what you would hear if you told        University of Virginia    N/A         January 2, 2009                                 display. “I felt inclined to contribute
someone you ride a scooter. But        Virginia Commonwealth University       February 1, 2009                               because my niece is in the symphony
this stereotype isn’t necessar-        Virginia Tech                          January 15, 2009                               and I wanted to help.” Cover has
ily true. I’m a senior and I ride      ASVATS                                November 19,2008                                painted two violins so far and plans
scooters, so I’m here to break         Date compiled by Lauren Troyer                                                        to	contribute	more	soon.	“The	first	
this stereotype.                                                                                                             violin I painted was ‘Playing Koi’ and
    Don’t know what a scooter is?                                                                                                                                         The violins which were presented
                                                                                                                             was	based	on	Japanese	Koi	fish.	They	      at the dinner will be auctioned off on
It’s the kind of scooter you rode                                                                                            seem	to	have	a	musical	flow	when	
five years ago when you didn’t                                                                                                                                          December 7 at the symphony’s Winter

                                                 Hawk in the
                                                                                                                             they swim. The most recent violin was      Concert. The auction will be held at
have a car. It has two wheels                                                                                                ‘The Lullaby of Broadway’ I am very
and about a three inch wide base                                                                                                                                        James Monroe High School before the
                                                                                                                             inspired by all the shows that have
that’s two feet long. My handle-                                                                                             appeared on Broadway.”
                                                                                                                                                                        2:00 pm concert.
bars are black with rubber grips.
I use grip tape so my feet don’t

                                                    Nest                                                                      Turkey Trivia
slide off. This isn’t a kid’s sport;
you have to be careful.
   I’ve broken my right pinky toe
and gotten uncountable bruises
on my shins. I’ve had sprained
ankles and cuts up and down my
legs. Right now I have one on my
knee. But it’s all worth it.                            Riana Wilhelm                                                          Test your Thanksgiving knowledge
    Riding my scooter isn’t easy.
It takes a lot of dedication and
                                          By yvonne eBeR                                                                       with these true or false questions.
hard work. It’s just as hard if
not harder then any other ex-
                                       Biggest pet peeve? “Spelling errors
                                       and when people use abbreviations                                                          Look for the answers below.
treme sport so those who say           like lol and btw, I hate that!”
riding a scooter is easy are the                                                                                             1. Thanksgiving is celebrated only in the United States.
type of people I would love to see     What’s one strange fact about you? “I
try riding one.                        like eating ice cream cones, without                                                  2. The voyage from England to the New World was a mere 66
    It’s not just riding; it’s about   the ice cream.”                                                                       days.
tricks too. Double tails are defi-                                                                                           3.	Only	102	Pilgrims	believed	to	be	on	board	the	Mayflower.	
nitely my favorite and were the        Most unusual place you’ve been to?
                                       “Does a laundry basket count? I got
                                                                                                                             4. Out of the pilgrims that survived the voyage to the New
easiest for me to learn. Super-
man was the hardest trick I            stuck in one before.”                                                                 World, only 50% partook of the feast.
learned. It’s where you extend                                                                                               5.	The	first	thanks	giving	feast	lasted	about	three	days.	
the deck of the scooter in the         If you could marry one movie or book                                                  6.	Utensils	were	not	available	for	the	first	Thanksgiving.	
front of you and your body is do-      character who would it be and why?
                                       “Steve Urkel from Family Matters, so                                                  7. Quakers were the original names for the pilgrims.
ing a “superman.” It looks like
you’re flying in the air! Then you     I could dance with him.”                                                              8.	During	the	first	Thanksgiving	in	1621,	only	five	women	lived	
place the deck back under your                                                                                               to celebrate the feast.
feet and land.                         Favorite season? Why? “Winter cause                                                   9. The Pilgrim “image” of belt buckles and big hats is quite
    My friends and I usually hit       then I can wear neon colored span-
                                       dex.”                                                                                 similar to what the pilgrims actually wore.
up parks at least once a week.
During the summer we do it                                                                                                   10. Thanksgiving is a religious holiday.
basically every day. We started        If you had to live off one type of                                                    11. The state of Texas did not celebrate Thanksgiving from
because my best friend had a           smoothie from tropical smoothie for
                                                                                   Favorite possession? “My pig hat!!”       1879 to 1883.
scooter in the back seat of his car    the rest of your life what would it be?
                                       “Mocha madness…that’s all I ever get                                                  12. Prayer became a priority for thanksgiving by 1690.
and started jumping off stairs.                                                    If you had exactly three weeks to live
I tried it and I’ve been hooked        anyway”                                                                               13. The wishbone is the part of the turkey that is saved and
                                                                                   and money wasn’t and issue what
ever since.                                                                        are	the	top	five	things	you	would	do?	    snapped as an act of good luck.
   Razor scooters sponsor people       One thing you’ve always wanted to
                                       do but never have? “ Ha perform a
                                                                                   “Shave my head, it’d be a cool look to    14. Turkeys can drown if they look up at the rain.
to ride scooters. I’m not there                                                    rock but I wouldn’t want to rock it for
                                       tribal dance in a public place like New

yet but I’m working on it. I need                                                  life. Run in every country in the world
to learn more tricks and master        York.”
                                                                                   and jump of Niagra Falls.”
the ones I know to ride on that
level. Usually people send in
videos to sponsors. I have yet to
do that. I’ll take my scooter to
college for sure.                                                                                                             .41       eurT
   I’ve been riding scooters since
I was a sophomore with three
                                                                                                                              .31       eurT
of my best friends and it’s defi-                                                                                             .21       eslaF
nitely one of my favorite things                                                                                              .11        eurT
to do. I’m good at it too. In the                                                                                             .01       eslaF
past I used to care what people
thought of me but now I realize
                                                                                                                                .9      eslaF
that people are going think and                                                                                                 .8       eurT
say what they want, so it doesn’t                                                                                               .7      eslaF
bother me anymore. I don’t even                                                                                                 .6      eslaF
pay them any mind now. I just
ride my scooter.
                                                                                                                                .5       eurT
          Signed,                                                                                                               .4       eurT
                       The Scooter                                                                                              .3       eurT
                                 Kid                                                                                            .2       eurT
                                                                                                                                .1      eslaF
  November 13,2008                                                                                                                   Entertainment 5
             Fashion! Fashion! Fashion!                                                                                                                        The Movie

By Melody Barry

 Fashoin forward-
 ness of Brooke
   Point Students
Fashion is the external fingerprint.
It’s how people represent them-
selves and the first thing some                                                                                                                               By Lauren Troyer
one sees. Fashion is a defining                                                                                                                               Based on Stephenie Meyer’s New
factor. Around Brooke Point there                                                                                                                             York Times Best Selling Novel,
are extreme and subtle fashion ex-                                                                                                                            “Twilight” premiers with a mid-
pressions. These students epito-                                                                                                                              night showing on Thursday No-
mize fashion forwardness in some                                                                                                                              vember 20 at the AMC theater
way and have a personal fashion                                                                                                                               in Woodbridge. A love story with
statement unlike their peers.                                                                                                                                 a twist, “Twilight” begins with
                                                                                                                                                              the main character, Bella played
                                                                                                                                                              by Kristen Stewart, traveling to
Brooke Point                                                                                                                                                  the small town of Forks, Wash-
                                                                                                                                                              ington, where she finds that
Welcomes                                        Jordan Foy
                                                                                                                                                              more than just rain waits her.
                                                                                                                                                                 After starting school Bella real-
British Actor!                             Quote to summariz your style.           Donald Mickel                                                              izes that Edward , her lab partner
                                                                                                                                                              played by Robert Pattinson, is try-
                                           “I’m fresh to death.
 By Sydney Ballesteros
                                                                 I like to
                                           look clean and put together be-        Quote to summarize your                 Cecilia Bergeria                    ing to avoid her at all costs. Later,
                                                                                  style.                                Quote to summarize your style.        after Bella discovers the truth
                                           cause people expect all big girls
     On October, 29th, British ac-                                                “I was born in the wrong de-          “Grandma”                             behind the dislike, she is not hurt
                                           to look sloppy so I put extra
 tor, Derek Brown, the founder of          effort into it.”                       cade.”                                                                      but intrigued that Edward can’t
 Actorshop Limited, made a visit                                                                                        Where do you shop and what            stand her because he is a vampire.
 to Brooke Point to help students                                                 Where do you shop and what            specific pieces do you look for            After the discovery, Bella and
                                           Where do you shop and what
 learn through “forum thaer.”                                                     specific pieces do you look for       while shopping?                       Edward become infatuated with
                                           specifc pieces do you look for
     During Brown’s time at Brooke                                                while shopping?                       “ I shop at Gap and look for ba-      one another. Edward eventu-
                                           while shopping?
 Point he worked with Mary South-                                                 “I shop at Gap, H&M, and Ur-          sic pieces like skirts and blaz-      ally wants Bella to meet his fam-
                                           “I shop at Torrid. I look for
 all’s English 9 class and Lisa Cov-                                              ban Outfitters. I look for retro      ers. But for funkier stuff I go to    ily, a pack of seven blood thirsty
                                           accessories, nice dark washed
 er’s Advanced Drama class. “Most                                                 and European styled pieces.”          H&M and the Goodwill and look         vampires. While Bella is at the
                                           jeans and everything has to fit
 teachers give you things you have                                                                                      for out of the box stuff.”            Cullen’s home Edward plays a
                                           nicely. I always take my propor-
 to do. He really gave a reason why        tions into consideration.”             Who would you consider a                                                    lullaby he wrote that was in-
 he was telling you to do some-                                                   fashion icon?                         Who would you consider a fash-        spired by her. She then discovers
 thing,” senior Jessica Carrington                                                “Tupac and Run-DMC because            ion icon?                             that Edward might be just as in-
                                           Who would you consider a
 explained. Carrington took part                                                                                        “I really like the singer Rose-       terested in her as she is in him.
 in Brown’s acting workshop                                                       they took risks and didn’t care       mary Clooney. She’s from the               Before the movie begins to be
 for the Advanced Drama class.                                                    what people thought, and I            classical period. She was very        too romantic, an ever changing di-
                                           “Today I consider Rhianna,
      Brown worked with students,                                                 think that’s really cool.”            classy and dressed to suit her        rection of adventure and mystery
                                           because she thinks outside of
 using forum theater, “a more so-                                                                                       body shape. She was very curvy.       ensues, as the audience begins to
                                           the box and her style inspires
 phisticated, accessible and pow-                                                 If someone took your style what       She didn’t follow the norms of        discover the inner secrets of the
                                           others and 40s’ pin-up girls like
 erful type of roleplay” (Actorshop                                               would you say to them?                fashion to be fashionable.”           Cullen family and vampires who
                                           Marylin Monroe.”
 Ltd.). Students were assigned a                                                  “They’ve learned from the best.”                                            haven’t chosen the Cullen’s path
 character with a background to act                                                                                     If someone took your style what       of life. James, a human wanting
                                           If someone took your style what
 out. From there, they improvised.                                                                                      would you say to them?                vampire, decides that Bella will be
                                           would you say to them?
 “He helped me improve my improv           “I see you jockin’ JFo jockin                                                                                      his greatest challenge and will not
 skills- so if I mess up [on stage] I’ll   JFo! like the Jay-Z song.”                                                                                         stop tracking her until she is dead.
 know what to do,” senior Elizabeth                                                                                                                                When Edward realizes James’

                                             The Boovies Are Coming
 Gass said. “We also called him Gil-                                                                                                                          plan he sends Bella to Phoe-
 droy Lockheart behind his back.”                                                                                                                             nix with Alice and Jasper, Ed-
               The British actor cap-                                                                                                                         wards siblings played by Ashlee
 tivated the class with his exten-                                                                                                                            Greene and Jackson Rathbone,
 sive knowledge of theater. “They                                                                       By Megan Helwig                                       not realizing that James’ is
 were all attentive. It could have                                                                                                                            already awaiting her there.
 been his accent, but he was a                                                            The new craze in the entertainment industry is the Boovie; a mov-   In Phoenix, Bella is tricked
 very interesting character,” se-                                                ie based on a popular book. Boovies have been out there since the movie      into giving herself to James
 nior Patrick Marlett described.                                                 industry began. “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Gone With the Wind” are         and Edward must try to save
 Brown put on a different type of                                                some of the most well known. Boovies really began to gain steam with         Bella from his awful fate.
 workshop for Southall’s English                                                 the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, the still ongoing “Harry Potter” saga,                The eight years of antici-
 9 class who were just beginning                                                 “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, etc. Several newly created Boov-          pation is over as “Twilight” hits the-
 George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.”                                                  ies will soon make an appearance at the box office over the winter sea-      aters on Friday November 21, 2008.
 He urged students to think through                                              son, pleasing both avid readers and movie fans. And for you book-worms,
 different perspectives: a nice in-                                              try not to nit pick on added or unenclosed details and enjoy the movie.
 troduction to the novel’s plot.
 Southall has known Derek Brown
 for “many years” and has also
 dealt with Actorshop Ltd. “I expe-
 rienced their program as a young
 student and a teacher. They come
 up with such creative ideas.” Al-                                                                                                                            Word of the
 though Brown did not use Forum
 Theater in her class, he did have
 students think through the per-
 spective of animals to help them
 understand the personification

 Orwell used. Brown teaching this
 period of world history also gave         The      Time          Travelers
 students a European perspective.          Wife

        Brown’s trip was organized         Plot Synopsis: The original book
 by Frederick Franklin. Franklin,          by Audrey Niffenegger “The Time
 former Stafford County drama              Travelers Wife” is the story of the

 teacher, met Brown in London              tumultuous love between Clare
                                           Abshire, a normal girl throughout                                            Uglies
 and was able to persuade Brown                                                   The Curious Case of                   Plot Synopsis: An adaptation of
 to visit schools in Fredericksburg        the course of her life, and Henry
                                                                                  Benjamin Button                       a book of the same title by Scott

 and Stafford schools. “I’ve really        DeTamble, a man afflicted with
                                                                                  Plot Synopsis: An adaptation          Westerfield, Uglies tells the story
 enjoyed my time here. .Brooke             Chrono Displacement Disorder
                                                                                  of the short story of the same        of Tally, a teenager is a semi-uto-
 Point is a fabulous school and I          or involuntary time travel. This
                                                                                  title by Scott F. Fitzgerald “The     pian futuristic world, who only

 enjoy Stafford County,” the en-           movie follows their troubles with
                                                                                  Curious Case of Benjamin But-         dreams of becoming a “Pretty”.
 thused Brown said. His BP visit           dealing with and trying to cure
                                                                                  ton” tells the tale of a man born     The “Pretties” are made when
 was short because of plans to visit       Henry’s involuntary time travel,
                                                                                  under “unusual circumstances.”

                                           and their interactions throughout                                            each child turn sixteen; they are
 other Stafford County schools.
                                                                                  Benjamin Button is born as an         helped out of their “Ugly”, aver-
           Actorshop Ltd. also helps       the course of their lives from each
                                                                                  old man and ages backwards            age lives and made, with the help
 businesses motivate faculty to            of their perspectives.
                                                                                  into infancy; the movie tells the

                                                                                                                        of plastic surgery into flawless,
 develop and work as a team..              ReleaseDate: December 25, 200          tumultuous experiences of Ben-        beautiful, thoughtless and care-
 Brown helps develop workshops             Leading Roles: Rachel McAdams          jamin as he finds love, experi-       free people. Tally is threatened to
 and retreats for forum theater.           as Clare Abshire and Eric Bana

                                                                                  ences death, and discovers what       not be given the surgery when a
 “He was very passionate about             as Henry DeTamble                      he can make out of life, however      friend, Shay, runs away with her
 theater. I’d love to have him             Director:RobertSchwentke               different his may seem.               own doubts about the surgery.
 back again,” Lisa Cover said.

                                                                                  Release Date: December 25,            Tally must then make the deci-
                                                                                  2008                                  sion to either betray her friend
                                                                                  Leading Roles: Brad Pitt as Ben-      or be denied her childhood dream
                                                                                  jamin Button, Cate Blanchet as        of being “Pretty” and stay “Ugly”
                                                                                  Daisy                                 forever.
                                                                                  Director: David Fincher               Release Date: Sometime in 2011
Feature 6                                                                                                                                                                      November 13, 2008

   Post Secret was cre-         People Frank hadn’t even                    received. In order to send
ated by Frank Warren on         passed postcards to began                   in your own secrets, create
January 1, 2007 as an art       sending in secrets from all                 a postcard and send it to
experiment. In December of      over the country.                           13345 Copper Ridge Rd
that year he began pass-           Frank has now received                   Germantown, Maryland
ing out postcards on the        over 30,000 postcards,                      20874.
streets of Washington, D.C.     created a traveling art                        This issue of “The
asking people to send their     exhibit, hosted hundreds of                 Hawkeye,” Brooke Point
secrets anonymously in to       speeches, created a web-                    students have created their
his address. With those         site with weekly posts of                   own version of Post Secret
secrets, he created a small     secrets and published four                  asking students to send se-
art exhibit. Surprisingly       books consisting of compila-                crets in anonymously. Here
the exhibit began to grow.      tions of the secrets he has                 are a few of them:

                                                                                                 The Best secret i’ve kept ...

                                              when I was a kid I got mad at my dad and cut a whole in his pool table

                                                                                                                                                                                        I never realize how much I miss my
                                                                                                                            have been my best friend’s                                  sister until I go and visit her and
                                                                                                                                                                                        then have to leave.
                                              Everyone still blames my cousin because I am still too scared to confess.                                                                                          to her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 when she
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 was still
                                                                                                                                                                                                        I wish I
                                                                                                                                                                                                       have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                        so mean

                                                                                                                                    I love my cats more than my
                                                                                                                                            own family                                 Then maybe I wouldnt be so sad
                                                                                                                                                                                       and people wouldnt think I dont love to be
                                                                                                                                                                                       around her

 Blackle: The environmentaly                                                                                                                                       New Faculty and
                                                                                                                                                                    Staff at BPHS
 friendly version of Google                                                                                                                                        By Bailey Sergent
    By AmAndA KricK                            Blackle uses a search engine and works                                  stalled that automatically reverses the
                                               the same way as Google.com, yet it is                                   color scheme when you visit Google.com.           There are twenty-two new faculty and
      In January 2007, the owner of the        more economically friendly. Blackle is not                              For Firefox users, go to ‘Tools > Options   staff at BPHS this 2008-2009 school year.
 ecoIron blog suggested that a large           owned by Google Inc., however, and does                                 > Content > Fonts & Colours > Colours’      We shine the spotlight on a few of them.
 amount of energy could be saved if            not have all the same links as Google,                                  and adjust the color scheme there. For       Julie Brahler, a math teacher, taught at Cal-
 Google switched their home page from          such as the ‘cached’ and ‘similar pages’.                               Internet Explorer users, go to ‘Tools >     vary Christian School before coming to BPHS.
 white to black.With the economy in a          In July 2007, users spent 2,557,000,000                                 Internet Options > General > Appear-        Kristina DeWitt and Aaron Spicer are English
 downward spiral, Google.com has there-        minutes on Google.com, 746 minutes on                                   ance > Colors’ to alter the color scheme.   teachers who came from Colonial Forge. Foreign
 fore created an alternative website           Yahoo.com, 7,535 minutes on Myspace.                                    Changing computer color schemes when        Language teacher Ariel Enoch taught at Twin
 that saves 750 Megawatt-hours a year.         com, and 2,117 minutes on Youtube.com                                   visiting websites or using Blackle as       Lakes High School in Indiana. Imara Marti an-
   The idea of creating Blackle.com came       a year. With the number of people online                                the search engine can save 750 Mega-        other Foreign Language teacher worked as a
 from the debate over different colors con-    increasing every year, choosing econom-                                 watt-hours a year. Proponents contend       substitute teacher in Europe. Michael Kuchin-
 suming different amount of energy on          ic friendly ways to use the Internet will                               that it is another easy way to go green.    ski is a mathematician who previously worked
 computer monitors. Blackle uses light         make an impact. Another alternative                                                                                 for the Department of the Navy. Autism teach-
 grey text on a black background; this         that can help the environment is to use                                                                             er Jamie Stehm taught at Stafford Middle.
 is different than the customary Google        the script or browser option to alter the                                                                           Lauren Turpin was the nurse’s assistant at
 layout of blue, black, and green text on a    color scheme for some or all the pages in                                                                           Stafford Middle. She is now in charge of ISS.
 white background. This shift to a black       view. For Firefox users, a GreaseMon-                                                                               Mark Zacharda is a first year science teacher
 background will save 15 watts of energy.      key script called Google Dark can be in-                                                                            from Michigan. John Daubert previously taught
                                                                                                                                                                   at Stafford High School as a long term sub.


                                       Magnolia Boutique
                                         Plus Size Fashions and Accesories
                                                             2777 Jefferson Davis Hwy.                                                            “If your Clothes aren’t
                          Patricia Endicott
                          Owner                              unit 109                                                                           becoming to you you should
                                                             Stafford VA 22554                                                                      be coming to me!”
November 13, 2008                                                                                                                                    Opinion 7
of    the                                         Assigned parking spaces
m o n t h                                                      Pro                                                                           Con
  If you had                        By Lauren Troyer                                                            By KaTe SmiTh
    run for                          ____Many Brooke Point High        or back of the lot had to be on time
                                                                       with money and parking form.
                                                                                                                  We have all changed throughout     providing a harsher punishment
                                                                                                                                                     to those violators. If a student
                                   School students were outraged                                               our high school years. We have
  president                        this    summer      when
                                   discovered that they would
                                                                they    With assigned spaces, students
                                                                       no longer need to worry
                                                                                                               become more independent, more
                                                                                                               sociable and more willing to open
                                                                                                                                                     has not purchased a parking
                                                                                                                                                     pass and parks in an assigned
                                   have assigned parking spaces.       whether their parking space             up to new things. We take comfort     spot, the car will be ticketed
 what would                        A rumor that the parking
                                   spaces would be handed out
                                                                       is occupied by someone else.
                                                                            Underclassmen should not
                                                                                                               in the things that have remained
                                                                                                               the same; seeing familiar faces
                                                                                                                                                     and booted. To avoid a booting,
                                                                                                                                                     students must purchase a parking
 your slogan                       in alphabetical order starting
                                   with A’s at the front of the
                                                                       have the privilege to park
                                                                       in the senior lot. With the
                                                                                                               in the hall, knowing where our
                                                                                                               teacher’s rooms are, knowing
                                                                                                                                                     pass for $75. If a car is booted,
                                                                                                                                                     the student will have to wait
                                   lot and Z’s to the back. This       assigned spaces they will not be        the floors by heart. Until this       for administrators to come and
 have been?                        rumor along with many other
                                   false    assumptions      tainted
                                                                       allowed. The policy guarantees
                                                                       everyone’s space in the lot and
                                                                                                               year, we had the freedom of
                                                                                                               choosing our parking spaces.
                                                                                                                                                     take it off at their convenience.
                                                                                                                                                        There are many different after
                                   the parking policy before the       that their class is the only one in         Last year’s policy was not as     school activities that require
               “Don’t have a       true facts were even given.         it. It is aimed at making parking       strict as the policy this year. In    students to stay after school.
               Turkey vote for        If students had taken the        easier and more convenient              the past, the administrators and      Students who only participate
               Lauren Kirtley.     time to research the policy         for students, so far, it has.           teachers did not care where we        in specific after school activities
               Hot Spices!”        before becoming so angry over            Assigned       spaces       also   parked, as long as we stayed out of   should not have to buy a parking
                                   it they would have realized         guarantee that there will               each other’s parking lots. On any     pass only to be used a few times.
               Lauren Kirtley      that the parking policy is for      be no underclassmen taking              given day, students could change          It should be enough for each
                          Senior                                       privileges that they have
                                   the students’ benefit. Students                                             their parking spaces. With the        class to be assigned a specific
                                   were given fair option, on a        not earned.          Unlike last        new policy, for a group of friends    colored pass. Juniors have been
                                   first come - first serve basis,     year, juniors parking in the            to park together, each student        assigned purple passes and
               “I itch for         if they would like to park in       senior parking lot will be              must have the form, money,            seniors with black. With two
               Vojnovich”          the front of the back of the        easily noticed and identified.          license, and papers on hand           different colors, administrators
                                   lot. The parking arrangements            Students no longer have to         and buy the passes at the same        should be able to spot cars on
               Nicole Vojnovich    were made as fair as possible.      rush to school before we really         time. Each student is expected        the wrong lot. Sadly, I feel as if
                          Junior     Students who wanted to park       need to be is gone since the policy     to stay there for the remainder       the administrators’ intentions
                                   next to their friends only had to   assures that no matter what             of the year, no exceptions.           are not pure. I am starting to
               “Do it the right    stand next to them in line when     time we get to school, the spaces          The new policy is more effective   believe the only reason we now
               way, vote for       getting their parking passes.       will always be there for us.            in catching students whom have        have assigned parking passes
               Renee”              Students who wanted the front                                               broken parking rules while            is so they can keep track of us.

               Renee Damchik

               “Black and

               Akim Evans

 The Hawkeye
  Brooke Point High School
1700 Courthouse Rd. Stafford,
         VA 22554

                                   Letters to
      Kevin McAleese

                                         the Editor
     Terence Edelman
     Asst. Editor-In-Chief

      Shannon Boyle
         News Editor

      Lauren Troyer
        Feature Editor             Dear Editor,                                                                Dear Editor,

    Sydney Ballesteros                       “Nerd Day” was not        we’re going to say that dressing        The proposition of changing the       under the 10 point scale are at
      Student Life Editor          an inappropriate choice for         up as a nerd is offensive to smart      Stafford County grading scale         an advantage when applying for
                                   spirit week. It was not a way to    people, why don’t we say that no        from the current six point scale      college. As a child in a military
       Melody Barry                make fun of individuals at our      one should go to college because        to the more widely used 10 point      family, I have been to ten schools
     Entertainment Editor          school but rather a parody of the   it offends those whose grades           scale is the most important issue     and have experienced both scales
                                   stereotypical “nerd” portrayed in   were not high enough to get in, or      on the floor for our school board.    as well as a seven point scale.
    Meredith Cavalier              the media. Intellectuals in real    that no one should walk because         Unlike the decisions regarding                   The 10 point scale is the
        Sports Editors             life aren’t nerdy or awkward,       it offends people in wheelchairs?       whether or not to close Stafford      most beneficial to students, not
                                   just like cheerleaders aren’t       Nerd Day was a completely               Middle School and Drew, which         because of lowered standards,
       James Shaw                  mean and athletes aren’t stupid.    acceptable choice, and as far           is attracting more attention, the     but because it equals the playing
        Opinion Editor             The nerds we portrayed weren’t      as I could tell the whole school        outcome of this decision could        field for students around the
                                   real people, they were simply       enjoyed it.                             potentially affect the futures of     country. Stafford County is
       Doug Kay                    caricatures from television. If                          Genevieve Bee      Stafford County students. The         known for excellence in education
    Rebecca Brannon                                                                            Sophomore       10 point scale would lower the        and is rated among the top
     Photography Editors                                                                                       minimum percentage required to        ten counties in the country.
                                    The Hawkeye is a cross-section of the news and opinions                    receive an A from 94% to 90%; a       Changing the scale is necessary
                                                                                                               B would become 80% - 89%, a C         to make Stafford County as
      Hillary Sabetta              of the student body of Brooke Point High School. It is                      would be 70% - 79%, and so on.        competitive as other counties.
        Xtreme Editor              a forum of student expression published seven times a                       Because curriculum is just as
                                   year by the Free Lance-Star.                                                different in counties under the                           Meg Robinson
       Yvonne Eber                                                                                             six point scale, students graded                            Sophomore
         Copy Editor                Editorials represent the views of the writers and are not
                                   necessarily the opinions of Brooke Point High School, its                   Dear Editor,
     Princess Massey               administration, or staff. Unsigned editorials represent
          Cartoonist                                                                                                    Krysten Marshall’s           and thought about when it will
                                   the majority of the Editorial Board.
                                                                                                               article on senior spirit was very     be our day. As Krysten stated,

                                     Letters to
     Brittany Webster
      Business Manager                                                                                         well written. She expressed her       although we will not admit it,
                                                                                                               opinion strongly and I completely     when it comes our day to shine
                                                                                                               agree with her.                       on homecoming Friday, we will
                                                                                                                        Seniors at Brooke Point      want the underclassmen to stand
    Staff Writers                                                                                              have earned their right to be         and respect our class.

                                     the Editor
                                                                                                               named the “Elite.” The senior                  Let the senior class of
        Chris Baire                                                                                            class of 2009 worked their way        2009 stand. They have worked
                                                                                                               up the high school food chain to      the way to the top. They are the
      Frankie Coulson
                                                                                                               become what they are today.           “Elite.” Let’s stand in awe. The
       Megan Helwig
                                                                                                                        As the sophomore class       seniors have earned their right to
        Josh Herron
                                                                                                               of 2011 stood next to the senior      stand at the top.

                                           Got an opinion about
       Amanda Krick                                                                                            class of 2009, we stood in awe                              Ashley Poggi
      Ryann Ridgeway                                                                                                                                                         Sophomore
       Bailey Sergent                                                                                          Dear Editor,
        Kate Smith
       Aiden Stewart
       Walter Stickles                                 something?                                                         I would like to commend
                                                                                                               Sydney Ballesteros on her
                                                                                                                                                     displaying admiration and
                                                                                                                                                     compassion that make reading
      Caitlyn Cortese                                                                                          article “Remembering Robert           the HawkEye uplifting and
                                                                                                               Stutzman.” I unfortunately did        substantial. I would also like to

Mary Catherine Hornung
                                         Submit a Letter to the                                                not have the chance to meet Mr.
                                                                                                               Stutzman, but after reading
                                                                                                                                                     praise the Brooke Point student
                                                                                                                                                     body for their respect and honor
           Adviser                                                                                             this article I feel very deprived.    for Mr. Stutzman, I have only

                                   Editor to rooms 220 or 213.
                                                                                                               Sydney did a beautiful job of         heard good things about him.
                                                                                                               highlighting Mr. Stutzman’s
                                                                                                               career and his personal                                Krysten Marshall
                                                                                                               life. It is articles like these,                             Sophomore
X-Page 8                                                                                                          November 13, 2008

  X-Posed: Miracle Fruit

By Hillary Sabetta
   A new trend involving a     ute. If the tongue is com-     acle Fruit may be, it is a
single red berry is on the     pletely coated, the effects    costly expense. Each ber-
rise and cultivating a cult-   last for about an hour.        ry is sold for two dollars or
like following. The Mira-          Native to West Africa,     more. Buying them in bulk
cle Fruit has the ability to   Miracle Fruit has been uti-    could empty a bank account
“rewire” the way the pal-      lized by Westerners since      – a web site, www.miracle-
ate distinguishes between      the 1800’s. During the         fruitmania.com, sells a
certain flavors, making        1970’s, there were hopes       pack of thirty berries with
lemons taste seemingly         that miraculin extract         overnight shipping for $90.
sweet and vinegar taste        could be used as a sugar            There are no known
similar to apple juice.        substitute but the Food and    dangers associated with
   The transformation oc-      Drug Administration shot       the Miracle Fruit accord-
curs when the miraculin        down that dream. Now it        ing to Dr. Linda Bar-
protein attaches to taste      is becoming a widespread       toshuk, who works at
buds and induces sweet-        fad to host “flavor trip”      University of Florida’s
ness when acids hit. To        parties where the fruit is     Center for Smell and Taste.
activate the pro       tein,   handed out to participants
the fruit must be chewed       and tables are set up with a
and swirled around in          wide spread of food to test.
the mouth for a min-              However wondrous Mir-                                                    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3011/

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