special theme issue
july 2, 2010
Something to Say How to dive
Jack Beal, who remains anonymous… By Madison Richards
Facial hair. Not so taboo for today’s Daily Double. Start by doing sitting dives. Sit on the edge of the
Did you know that in Massachusetts, you are pool or surface you are on, then go into the water as
legally required to have a license to wear a goatee. if you are diving. Once you get this down, you can
This isn’t really enforced anymore, but it still is do knee diving. Kneel on the pool deck with one
applicable. For instance, if Ian were to be driving foot on the edge, and the other leg back in a kneeling
to camp one day, and got pulled over by the police position. Look at your foot that is on the edge the
(this is hypothetical), they could arrest him for WHOLE time. I cannot stress this enough! Then go
wearing a goatee. That is, until he flashes his official into to the water as if you are diving, once again I
Massachusetts State Goatee License. I’m pretty sure have told you this. If you are feeling confident with
that very few people actually have one, but you never this type of diving, do the regular dive where you are
know. I’d call the officials and see if you can secure standing up. Do the same as you did with the knee
a license for a goatee, ‘cause you never know when dive except this time, you have to stand up! Look
you might get convicted for wearing a goatee. at your feet then lean and… DIVE! There now if
you follow these steps you will be able to do perfect
dives. It worked for me so it will probably work for
Ten ways to dive into fun! you. If not…. well that’s too bad.
By Hailey Scatchard
WARNING: Do not dive into shallow water because,
1. Dive into a pool on a hot summer day well, you could get hurt… Special thanks to my
2. Dive into a comic book friend Hailey for teaching me these steps. Thanks
3. Dive into music by making music with Hailey!
common everyday objects
4. Dive into the world’s most puzzling question
and see how many licks it takes to get to the The World’s Longest Beard
center of a Tootsie Pop By Sarah Rosenberg
5. Dive into your inner self and write a
biography Hans Langseth holds the world record
6. Dive into dance and learn the “Thriller” dance for the longest beard. At 17.5 feet long, it is the
7. Dive into the fascinating world of tongue longest beard EVER in history. He died in 1927
twisters and create a few at 81 years old. His beard can be seen at the
8. Dive into the future and create road trip games Smithsonian Institution. Currently, the longest
for your next road trip beard in the world on a living person is Shamsher
9. Dive into boredom and write poems and songs Singh’s, at 6 feet long. He’s still got some ground
about your boredom to cover before he catches up.
10. Dive into facial hair!
Summer’s out - diving and swimming What facial hair are you?
By Sam Trust Litchman By Andrew Bruggeman and Caroline Body
Diving in the pool is something most people like to Chose A, B, C, or D for each question, then go down to
do. When you dive, sometimes the lifeguard says, the bottom and see what you got the most of. It will say
“No diving.” Now what that means is when you are what facial hair is best for you.
in the pool you can only dive when you’re in the
deep end. Also, when you’re in the pool, you can’t 1. How cold are you in the winter?
go to the bathroom especially when you are diving a. Very cold
now that would be just crazy, don’t you think? Here b. Cold
is a little story about diving. c. Very warm
2. Do you think facial hair is attractive?
Once upon a time, when a little princess saw a
couple of mams in the bottom in the pool she
b. Depends on the person
decided to jump in and get them. Then, once she
c. Depends on the gender
was in the mams started to go away. So she held her
breathe some more and stuck her hand in the drain.
Her hand was stuck! Who was going to rescue her?
3. What color is your hair?
She was yelling, “Help, help!” but from above it was
really hard to hear. So then the lifeguard said, “Every
one out of the pool, we have a emergency!” So
everybody who was in the pool got out of the pool
as fast as they could. And then one of the lifeguards
called 911 and another jumped in and started to tug
4. Does anyone in your family have facial hair?
on the princess’ feet. It was really hard to get the
princess out. Finally, the lifeguard got the princess
out and when the ambulance got there, they wrapped
a big big Band-aid around her hand. And yes, she
5. Are you a man or woman?
was okay, but there was a lot of action around the
pool that day. The end.
Mostly A’s: Goatee
Mostly B’s: Sideburns
Mostly C’s: Mustache
Mostly D’s: Beard
By Betsy Soloway-Aizley!
Diving is a fun sport, and I think you should try to
dive if you have not. You should know that it looks
really easy but it is really hard. But like I said before
it is really fun! It is important to know that diving is
something you should only do in the deep end of the
pool. You usually dive when you are on swim teams.
You could dive if you wanted to get a ring in really
Why does Walker always watch the Daily The Ice Cream Social
Double class in period 5? By Elizabeth Napier
By Julia Chase
The ice cream social was really fun. Everyone met new
Why does Walker ALWAYS come in people, the ice cream/Italian ice was delicious, and before
and watch the Daily Double class in period 5? long, most people were dancing. If you didn’t go you
It’s his free time. He could be doing something missed a lot of fun. One of CRCAP’s most fun events: the
awesomely fun, like chasing ants wearing ice cream social.
pants. Or he could be watching a moose kissing
a goose. Or he could also be doing the most
FUNEST thing in the world which is meeting
Elmo! I think it is because we are SOOOO cool!
By Caroline Allieri and Toni Abate
You may be surprised, but phobias are not
genetic and you’re not born with them. Phobias
often create after a traumatic event during early
childhood. These phobias are usually specific
phobias. A social phobia is another kind that
usually occurs between the ages of 15 and 20.
Here is a list of random phobias… they are pretty
weird, but very interesting.
Algophobia — Fear of pain. “Please don’t hurt
Clinophobia — Fear of staying in bed. “There A Poem for the Fourth of July
are monsters in my bed!” By Mikki Janower
Pediophobia — Fear of dolls. “No, the bitty baby
is attacking me!” They say
Arachibutyrophobia — Fear of peanut butter There’s no camp on Monday
sticking to the roof of your mouth. (No For Independence Day.
comment.) The day
Xenophobia — Fear of foreigners. “Stay away Our Founding Fathers
Signed the Constitution
from the man with the beret!”
Porphyrophobia — Fear of the color purple. A free country.
“What does blue and red make? Oh no…” But that’s the fourth of
Triskaidekaphobia — Fear of the number 13. July.
“11, 12, ummm, 14.” Monday is the
Lachanophobia — Fear of vegetables. “Oh no… Fifth.
not the spinach!” I don’t want to
Pogonophobia — Fear of beards. “OMG, it’s Celebrate
Dumbledore! Get him away!” On Monday.
Peladophobia — Fear of bald people. “Their I think
heads are just so shiny, it’s so scary!” One day here
Means more than
Sources: A thousand
http://www.anxietypanic.com/phobiafacts.html Independence Days.
Chuck By Hannah Iafrati
In my personal opinion, the best show on
television currently is the action-comedy Chuck on
NBC. The premise of the show is this guy, Chuck
Bartowski (Zachary Levi), is just a normal person
who works at the “Buy More” (the show’s spoof on
“Best Buy”) until one of his old friends sends him
an e-mail that has government secrets. Somehow
he downloads these secrets into his head, which
plunges him into a spy world chock full of intense
moments, romantic issues, and hilarious missions.
Chuck must also be protected by a gorgeous CIA
agent, Sarah Walker (played by Australian movie
Where Counselors Are Going By Alex Martiros star, Yvonne Strahovshi) and an all-American-
For the Fourth of July and Hannah Packman tough-guy NSA agent, John Casey (Adam
Usually campers are asked where they are going for Although it is officially an action-comedy,
Fourth of July. We decided to switch it up and ask the I believe it to be the best part of every genre,
counselors instead… we didn’t get everyone though! which is why everyone likes it. Want action pact
• Maria is going to NYC and several BBQ’s spy mission, kick butt battles, and explosions?
• Owen is going to Rhode Island It’s got that. Want a funny back and forth between
• Rachel is going to New York characters, stupid klutziness, and witty lines? It’s
• Skip is going to Cape Cod where he will have got A LOT of that. But it’s also dramatic scenes, an
Skip’s firework extravaganza, which by the awesome line-up of character, and loads of rocking
way, is very safe! songs for its soundtrack like “Tape Song” by the
• Ben is going to the his family’s pulled pork Kills. It has been renewed for a 4th season, so catch
extravaganza up on your Chuck, today!
• Harrison is hangin’ at home
• Andrew W. is going to Westwood Gay Marriage
• Alanna is going to Rhode Island By Jon Tarutis
• Jay is going to New Hampshire, which, if you
didn’t know, is where he lives Most states do not allow homosexuals,
• Tom is hangin’ at home or gays, to marry. (Being gay is when you like
• Toby is going to North Haven, Maine someone of your gender.) This is not fair. The
• Walker is going to the RED SOX GAME! constitution clearly states that all men were created
Fun fact: Claudia, who is a camper here at CRCAP, is equal. Well, we sure aren’t treating them fairly if
right now on her way to Belgium—which we thought we won’t let them marry the ones they love. If a
was very cool! man’s wife dies, he gets her money and belongings
automatically. If a gay man’s husband dies, he only
gets the money and belongings if it states that in
Feelin’ it the will. And people can fight a will. They can say
By Betsy Soloway-Aizley! that the will is misinterpreted, and that it means
something different. Shouldn’t a gay man inherit
Have you ever had the feeling when you are his partner’s belongings automatically? Well, if we
really tired and mad at yourself for being so let them marry, that would happen. Many far-right
tired? Oh well, that is what I am feeling now Christians are against gay marriage. But didn’t
but then I thought and then I said to myself I Jesus teach us to be kind to one another? It is just
will write about feelin’ it! morally right to give these people rights that most
of us take advantage of.
The Moustache and the Beard
By Elizabeth Magnan
Once in a lonesome face Moustache and
a Beard lived. They both lived happily
on the lower side of the Nose and were
quite happy. Moustache lived on under
the nose and above the Lips road and
Beard lived on under the Lips street.
The two were great friends, but one day
Moustache went missing. Beard lived all
alone and became a wild and scraggly
little thing, but one day a Moustache
wondered back to under the nose and
above the lips road and all was well
again. But then a new problem arose.
Dr. Lips was in the way of making the
two friends best friends. So they called
up their friend Mr. Hair to get hold of
the duck tape. The three of them worked
hard and after a long five minutes SNAP
a piece came off. Mr. Hair held the role
of tape watching the two friends place the
piece over the lips. Until later when the
person actually woke up were the friends
able to talk. Well sort of. THE END
Mike’s Morning — a true story (to be continued!) by Olivia Garrahan.
Diver/facial hair word-search Mustaches on a Stick
By Marissa Leeman By Olivia Garrahan
R E K O W N F E G Z S K If you have ever had seen one of those mustaches on a
O Q M K X S H N Z C D J stick, like the mask on a stick at the masquerade balls,
Z M S O B C I E U P A M you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, then
A Q F Y A M A B R B Z F here’s a little picture of one:
R Q G T M F A G G P E D
Z P S I U D Y O E P J C
M U W K I Z A W L N L M
M S R V R T A A B N D K
P H I E E T V Q B M R C
F N V E E H S Y U O A C
G I R R F M O F T H E K
D O G N I V A H S S B K
If you hold it up to your face it makes you look like
you have a mustache. They are made out of wood, but
Scuba diving Razor some are made out of fudge. Most are the typical (not
Shaving Water really) curvy mustache. These came from masquerade
Goatee Swimming balls, which originated in Italy. They were most
popular in Venice. A masquerade ball is a costumed
public festivities, with costumes of Venetian fashion.
A Riddle about Beards The parties spread throughout Europe, then started to
By Becca Phillips become popular in Colonial America.
Here’s where the mustaches come in. Part of Venetian
How is it possible to shave three times a day and
fashion was the popular masquerade masks, shown
still grow a beard?
other men 3 times a day, but still grow your own
Answer: If you were a barber you could shave
You can probably see how the
mustaches and masks look
alike. All of these things were
all originated in Italy (which I
said before). Let’s all thank Italy
for mustaches on a stick! (What
would we do without them?)