Post Secret Turkey Trivia Shhh... Test your It’s a secret. Thanksgiving knowledge. Feature » Student Life » thehawkeye Brooke Point high School • Stafford, Va • Volume XVI • Issue 2 • November 13, 2008 BP students help make history Photo provided by CNN.com 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 48 kiddie hawks at BPhS Breaking Brooke average age of a kiddie hawk 3.5 Index News .................. 2 47 2 or 3 Sports .................. 3 kiddie hawk days attended a student teachers Point week Student Life ......... 4 entertainment ... 5 Down in 3 1 Feature ...............6 hours in a kiddie snack served each Opinion ............... 7 hawk school day Numbers day X-Page ................. 8 News 2 November 13, 2008 News 700 Billion Dollars Bails Out Wall Street Briefs 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 losses. 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 Requirement 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 effort.” The consequences for violating school-suspension. 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 November: 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.” PublicInformation 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. Frisbee. 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 volleyball? A 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 do you play college out of bounds, the defense auto- matically gains control and be- volleyball? comes the offense. A 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. Kristina 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? Hellengurst 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- away! 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 Are By Kate Smith and PRinceSS maSSey Sheet 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- BP 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 Kid 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 Answers 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 Twilight 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. fashion in Brown’s acting workshop they took risks and didn’t care mary Clooney. She’s from the Before the movie begins to be icon? 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 November 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- Month spective of animals to help them understand the personification Distinctive Orwell used. Brown teaching this period of world history also gave The Time Travelers students a European perspective. Wife Individual 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 Versatile 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 Ecletic 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 Rare 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.” Significant 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 Independent 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 Tenacious 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. Youthful 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 here. I wish I wouldnt 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. Advertisement 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!” firstname.lastname@example.org November 13, 2008 Opinion 7 Question 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 Sophomore “Black and Proud” Akim Evans Freshman The Hawkeye Staff Brooke Point High School 1700 Courthouse Rd. Stafford, VA 22554 Letters to Kevin McAleese Editor-In-Chief 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 http://www.notcot.com/images/miracle_fruit8.jpg 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/ Can you identify these BP landmarks? 2. 1. 3. 4. If you think you know what all four pictures are, come to room 213 to claim your prize. Only the first five people will be awarded prizes!