adds his own twist to make them original,” Laurie said.
any are looking forward to this year’s GHS fall play MacBeth also involves a lot of witchcraft, assassination, and
MacBeth, one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. MacBeth murder.
will open on Thursday, Nov. 18 in the auditorium and run through “The most important element in the play is the creation of a
Saturday, Nov. 20. The cost for an adult is $8 and the cost is $5 coherent world and integrated design that embodies the metaphors
for students. of the play, while at the same time making it completely
Shakespeare is a new choice for the GHS theater program. understandable to a modern audience,” Christiansen said.
“There was large student interest last year in a play by The cast has worked really hard to make the play exciting for its
Shakespeare. For the fall play, I am committed to producing both
modern and historical classics, and works by major playwrights of “The hardest part of being in the play would probably be the
all generations, so it seemed like the perfect time for a play such time commitment, especially during tech week when we had
as this,” theater director Eric Christiansen said. “It’s one of the rehearsals from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.,” freshman Kirstan Brodie. “I
most accessible of Shakespeare’s plays, and an excellent choice haven’t had to be at the rehearsals as much as some people have. It
for high school actors and audiences. I have always maintained is completely worth it though; it’s always really fun.”
that Shakespeare’s plays are meant to be performed, not just read. The play’s language is Shakespearean, which has been a
Since English classes are reading Shakespeare’s plays in all grades, challenge for the actors.
I thought it was time to make this point in a tangible way.” “The hardest part about being in the play is line memorization.
With all of the blood, guns, fog, and a spooky atmosphere, this Learning Shakespeare lines is not easy at all, The Shakespearean
year’s fall play is sure to be exciting. Senior crew member Thomas language has made the play challenging,” sophomore Burgoyne
Laurie thinks the set will be cool. Hughes, who plays MacBeth, said.
“Mr. Christiansen gets inspiration from other sets and then he
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While staying in Greendale, marching band has taken up much
his past summer, senior Elida Langstein traveled from of her time.
Norway to spend a year in the United States. “Since I joined band here, I have made a lot of friends,”
Langstein came to America through the AFS program along Langstein said. “I’ve made a lot of great memories.”
with other students who traveled around Wisconsin. Langstein says Norway is very similar to America, but the
Langstein lives with junior Becky Campbell. school system is a lot different. In Norway they have secondary
“Having Elida stay with me is like having another sister,” school until tenth grade and primary school for people that are
Campbell said. “Since both of my sisters are away at college, it’s 16-20 years old.
nice to have her here.” “In America, I have more freedom at school and people are
Langstein has become friends with many of Campbell’s. more friendly,” Langstein said.
“A lot of my friends like hearing her stories about Norway and
they think she’s really cool,” Campbell said. German, French and Swedish.
Langstein says the food in America is much better here. Even “I’ve been learning English since I was in third grade,” she
though it’s unhealthy, she enjoys it. said.
“I love eating hashbrowns for breakfast lunch and dinner,” she Langstein is really looking forward to the rest of her time here,
said. but will be sad to leave at the end of June.
Weather is also better here than it is in Norway. “I don’t want her to leave, “ Campbell said. “Since she’s moved
“Back home it has been snowing for about a month because it’s in with me we have gotten really close and I will miss her.”
the dark period,” Langstein said.
website layouts and all the different types to see all of the work that those students
of digital art that was available to see,” did,” senior Bri Kupinski said.
to Illinois last month to see the Artimation junior Angie Matel said. Tina Mitchell
showcase which highlighted the top work Once a year the Institute has a workshop thought it was a good experience for the
of 5 percent of the students that attend the that students who are sophomores through club members.
Illinois Institute of Art. seniors can attend. There are different “There were many big names in the
“It was a blast and I thought it was sects students can attend such as camera, media industry that judged the work in the
really cool to see,” junior Cody Olsen said. festival such as Disney Animiation, Rock
They got to see a variety of artimation, “I think it would be really cool to attend Star Games, Technicolor Interactive, ect.”
such as cartoon animation, special effects, one of the workshops because it would
and gameing animations. be cool to work with other students my to see what it might take to make it in the
age who have the same interests as I do,” digital media industry.”
the work that people do,” junior Amanda junior Sam Young said. Some club members thought it was a
VanGorder said. The students that went were able to really good experience.
After the show, students viewed website learn many new exciting things about the “The clips we saw were really awesome
layouts on display and visited tables with types of art they had seen. It was a great and it was so cool to see what these
scholarship and workshop information on learning experience and students hope they students could do,” Young said. “I really
them. do it again next year. want to go see it next year to see what the
“I really enjoyed viewing the different “I learned so much and it was really cool new students create!”
idea that students should buy them because about the rings, not everyone is going to
ophomore students recently had the it’s a good memory from high school.’ buy one.
opportunity to buy class rings.
Jostens representatatives came to school family members who have bought the class high school, but I’m not buying one. I
rings and wanted them too. don’t see the point,” sophomore Elizabeth
give away one class ring and thee graduate Hoban said.
sweatshirts. Prices range anywhere from that they got from high school,” sophomore
$230 up to $600, depending on the design Krista Fluur said. expensive.
and what students wanted on it. Sophomore Brittany Geiger was “I think it is not worth the money, it’s a
They had all different designs and colors. ecstatic when she won the ring. rip off,” sophomore Jimmy Grasch said.
and many students bought class rings, they “First I thought I was winning a
are very popular with the students. sweatshirt, but then the guy told me I won
the ring. Then I was really excited,” she
they were in high school,” sophomore said.
Andrew Staszak said. “I think it is a good Editors in Chief
Even thought many students are excited Molly Brannon
rehearsal. It was hilarious.” Olivia Steele
The cast will miss the memorable With all of the long hours rehearsing
moments, the rehearsals, and the overall together, the cast has become very close. Adviser
experience. “I think what I’ll miss the most from this Amy Hutter
“It’s hard to say what the most show is the people in our cast,” senior Sara Writers
Ashley Allen Lizzy Morgan
memorable moment was; there are just too Weiss Anderson Beres Devin Patterson
many…but I would have to say ‘voguing’ “They are so full of life, super fun to be Dane Bieniek Grant Rezash
was one of the best,” Brodie said. “Sean around, and I’ll miss them because unlike Rachel Haas Sam Pinter
Maddie Johnson Grant Rezash
the other shows we’ve done, our cast has Reed Johnson Brittany Stacey
pose pictures with everyone at a Saturday never bonded so well.” Jesse Johnston Alexandra Steinberg
Steve Mares Kelly Swinghamer
Don’t forget to buy your theatre tickets for the Fall play!
If you could be anywhere in the world, where would you be?
-Paige Bednarz, 11
fter serving eight months in prison for possessing a
senior Zach Flejter
Wayne said in his ﬁrst jailhouse interview.
he boys varsity volleyball team has surprised themselves
and all of the students at GHS by qualifying for the state
The season, overall, has been a rollercoaster stats-wise, with
amazing wins and terrible losses throughout the season. Despite
doubts, the team improved greatly throughout the season and
this season,” senior Kevin Walsh
well in conference, but once the state conference started we really
And Walsh is right. The team has certainly improved their game
with vigor, enjoying various victories over the past few weeks.
On Friday, Oct. 29, the boys were victorious in a three game commence what may have been their most memorable game of
sweep against Racine Park in round one of the WIAA regional the season.
playoffs. Players of the game were seniors Daniel Grieshop, who “It was one of those things that you dream of, but you never
tallied 28 assists, Joey Kivlin with 7 blocks, Brandon Kozinski thought would happen,” sophomore Justin Povlick said.
with 14 digs, and Walsh with 11 kills and 4 aces.
On Tuesday Nov. 2, the boys basked in a come-back victory 24 and 27-25, but then they were in a state of doubt as the game
took a turn for the worse when the team lost two of the games 23-
game 2, but came back and won games 3 and 4, advancing them to
winning the third game 15-13. The match ended with the students
of senior Jason Genz, led the boys to victory. of GHS in the stands charging onto the court into a big dog pile.
“I thought it was a great game,” Grieshop said. “We gave our
all and it was very fun to play in.”
hours. We practice hard, but we also make it fun, which I think Now the boys have the much-anticipated state match up against
helps with the chemistry of the team.” Tosa East today.
head,” Walsh said.
The team has lost some close games this year, as twice they
he Milwaukee Bucks are not off to a great start with a record
of 4-5, but after two promising wins against the Atlanta Hawks time. They took the defending Eastern Conference Champions,
the Boston Celtics, into overtime where they lost by three points.
“The Bucks are getting some bad calls this year. They should
bench, and Brandon Jennings was right behind him with 19 points will win their division no problem,” junior Garret Amsemsun
head coach Scott Skiles said on espn.com. “They came out and he is still battling the shoulder injury, but the key additions from
not only got us back in the game but, I believe we had a 27-point the off-season are beginning to pay off, as Maggette has given the
team a big boost off the bench.
Power forward Drew Gooden has made the starting line-up and
led by Jennings, who had a total of 19 points while Ersan Ilyasova is looking promising for the Bucks as they try to get back to the
cleaned up the boards with nine rebounds. playoffs with their tough defense.
“The Bucks are doing a good job this year. They lost a few “They are making a big turn around this season. They have
close games, but it is no need to panic,” sophomore Danny Jensen had some big wins now and they look to be back on track,” senior
said. Manny Medina said.