O C T. 3 , 2008 | T w O d O L L A R s | u p p E R A R L I N G TO N h I G h s C h O O L | 1650 R I d G E v I E w R O A d | u p p E R A R L I N G TO N , O h 4 3 2 2 1 Teen driving drama: Texting, other distractions create reckless uA teen drivers ARLINGTONIAN OCTOBER 3, 2008 1 OffICE hOuRs AssIsT sTudENTs | huRRICANE IkE CAusEs uA BLACkOuT | Ap/IB sTudIO ART BEAuTIfIEs sChOOL sPORTs FeATURe sports spotlight: Student athletes profiled An assortment of fall concerts excites Sports teams lean 6 indie fans towards younger captains Presidential OSU quarterback Terelle candidates face off Pryor has the opportunity during primaries to shine this season Office hours create new academic opportunity, sleep- 8 in time CONTeNTs ArlINgTONIAN OCTOBer 3, 2008 VOlUme 72, ISSUe 2 4 7 11 16 20 22 ARTs 11 New box-office releases reviewed News AP/IB Studio art students decorate Vegas themed furniture to bring Homecoming Dance boasts art into UAHS hallways VOICe 16 6 new features “Brief” clothing trend deemed UA Band distasteful Boosters raise money for new band pavilion FOCUs New eating utensil creates various Hurricane Ike Incomplete brain opportunities causes massive development, for diners 21 power outage in hormones and Columbus technological Editorial: distractions Proper use contribute of new office to accidents hours is among teen unlikely drivers COvER phOTO ILLusTRATION BY GUNNAR SAMUELSON | CONTENTs phOTOs/ GRAphICs (fROM TOp) BY ANDREW HEDDEN, ASNE/ MCT CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER SERVICE, GUNNAR SAMUELSON, SUSAN DAPPEN, 23 14 HANNAH BILLS, BRANDON SEGA | COvER ANd CONTENTs dEsIGN BY LARA BONNER, RATHI RAMASAMY | sOME MATERIAL COuRTEsY ASNE/ MCT CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER SERVICE 2 OCTOBER 3, 2008 ARLINGTONIAN FROm The edITOR 2008-2009 sTAFF EdITOR IN ChIEf rathi ramasamy “Our mission is to serve as a forum for student expression” MANAGING EdITOR lara Bonner arlingtonian.com) to include video and audio COpY EdITOR Amanda Jones clips in addition to written articles. 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The editor or co-editors shall interpret or visit www.arlingtonian.com and return it for more information if it determines the piece and enforce this editorial policy. ARLINGTONIAN OCTOBER 3, 2008 3 NEws homecoming showcases Vegas theme BY LEAH jOHNSTON L eaves falling, school starting and fervent whispers to-10 years,” Blackburn said. in the hallway can only mean one thing: the annual The Vegas theme also allows student council more homecoming dance is approaching. creativity with decorations for the dance, Brown said. The homecoming dance will be held In years’ past, students have complained Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8-11 p.m. in the school’s about different aspects of the dance, particulary main lobby. Tickets will cost $15 per person and WHAT: The uAhs the DJ. can be purchased outside the attendance office 2008 homecoming “Usually the music is awful for the week prior the dance. The homecoming dance homecoming, so [student council] hired a new king and queen will be announced at the home WHEN: Oct. 4 from DJ this year,” Blackburn said. “He was the football game Friday, Oct. 3, the night before 8-11 p.m. DJ from last years’ prom, [so] hopefully [the the dance. music] will be better.” COST: $15 per According to student council adviser Kim Along with a new DJ, student council has Brown, the week before the dance is Spirit student changed other elements of the dance. Week, where students can dress in festive WHERE: The uAhs “We added a few extra things this year that outfits for school according to the day’s theme. lobby will help get the students excited. We ordered a The theme for each day will be decided by dry bubble machine,” Blackburn said. “It won’t student council. get on the nice dresses or suits.” Members of the student council in charge of the Other changes apart from the DJ and bubble machine homecoming dance decided on the theme. Student council include innovative lighting. co-president senior Molly Blackburn said this year’s theme is “We also [will have] different lighting that is concert-like, “Viva Las Vegas.” so there will be strobe lights and black lights,” Blackburn said. “[We] picked the ‘Viva Las Vegas’ theme because it’s fun Blackburn said she hopes the changes to homecoming will and upbeat, and the theme hasn’t been used in the last seven- make for a better dance for everyone. Dante Colosimo, D. D. S. Experience a taste of Italy in U.A.... 3080 Tremont Rd. 459-9945 Phone Columbus, Ohio 459-9944 Fax 43221 Kim and Tina Elsea DINE IN • CARRYOUT • CATERING Tooth whitening, bonding, veneers Northwest EyeCare Professionals Full preventive and restorative services Complete dental care for children and adults James C. Bieber, O.D. New Patients always welcome Russell S. Fillmore, O.D. Douglas J. 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New pavilion gives band members a ‘boost’ BY KRISTY HELSCEL “At the time, the field and stadium had The new marching band pavilion s been redone and the stands looked very bad now sports many additions, including habby, rickety and injury-prone: such in comparison,” Krygier said. “[In addition, decorative walls, a protective awning and words might describe the condition the stands were] unsafe eyesores, and we a “UA Bears” seal. of the old band stands, according to needed to do something about it.” The stands can hold up to 200 band band director Mike Manser. As the Krygier came up with the idea while her members, and they support a retractable condition of the stands deteriorated, the son was a band member; her son graduated awning, providing shelter in bad weather. Band Boosters proposed the idea of a new in 2004, but she decided to see the project Additionally, the added space will allow marching band pavilion in 2004. through to completion. After she presented for growth of the program. Completed in August 2008, the the idea to fellow booster parents, Manser Furthermore, the pavilion reflects the pavilion lies in the south end zone of the took action to help the idea become reality. band’s image of excellence, Krygier said. football stadium; Manser said it serves as “First we came up with a plan for what “[The pavilion] provides the positive a safer, more attractive replacement to the we needed, and then we hunted for sup- image of the band that they deserve,” previous band structure. port from the district and the administra- Krygier said. Safety was the main focus of the tion,” Manser said. Sophomore band member Gena Grant project, said Melissa Krygier, the leader UA Band Boosters then took on the said she believes the marching band pavilion of Band Boosters. Although, the old band challenge of raising almost $100,000 for to be a sign of appreciation for the band. stands had not been a significant safety the stands. According to Manser, all of “It’s pretty cool to have a place dedicated hazard, its sharp edges caused minor the money came from donations and the to the band,” Grant said. “We work really injuries and torn uniforms. Band Boosters. hard, so it’s nice to get that recognition.” Stephanie’s Salon Making the world more beautiful, one person at a time 1974 N. Mallway Drive Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221 614-486-0245 ARLINGTONIAN OCTOBER 3, 2008 5 NEws hurricane Ike blows through UA BY RATHI RAMASAMY A s Hurricane Ike ripped across the Gulf coast, causing according to the NHC. flooding, demolishing houses and resulting in countless Despite rumors to the contrary, the school closings will be injuries and even deaths, UA citizens experienced their taken out of the five calamity days allotted per year, according to own watered-down version of the storm approximately principal Kip Greenhill. If the school does end up using more 1200 miles away. While the events in Ohio undoubtedly pale than two snow days, spring break may have to be shortened, in comparison to the devastating Greenhill said. effects in states such as Texas Some students, such as junior Johnny and Louisiana, UA citizens still Workman, returned to school without experienced significant damage power returning to their homes, resulting to their houses, yards and power in difficulties with homework. lines, with wind gusts strong “I had to go to coffee shops to charge enough to be classified as a my phone and use my laptop,” Workman Category 1 hurricane, according said. to the National Hurricane Center. Many UA citizens experienced damage A statewide power outage caused to their homes due to falling trees. Senior UA schools to close from Sept. Hailey Anderson said her family was unable 15- 17, with surrounding districts to get out of their garage due to a fallen tree phOTO BY ANDREW HEDDEN such as Worthington closing for that was blocking the door. This car is just one example of Hurricane Ike’s damage across the entire week. UA. Many were impacted by the strong winds and fallen trees. Workman said falling trees The fifth storm of the 2008 damaged many of the power lines in his Atlantic hurricane season, Ike was classified as a Category 4 neighborhood. Ultimately, he said the biggest difficulty was hurricane on Sept. 4, hitting 145 mph winds at its peak and getting used to the lack of electricity. killing at least 145 people, primarily in Haiti. It is expected to “You do not realize how dependent you are on electricity be the third costliest hurricane the United States has ever seen, until it is gone,” Workman said. Dr. Mark Pierce www.kjlaws.com Upper Arlington Specialist 2130 Arlington Avenue In Columbus, OH 43221 Orthodontics 614.481.4480 614.487.2314 fax Dignity. Discretion. Experience. support our school! 2072 Arlington Avenue Near the Mallway at Jones Middle School Join the 488-2288 uAhspTO! 6 OCTOBER 3, 2008 ARLINGTONIAN fEATuRE indie-tainment Summer may be over, but the concert season for indie rock bands is just heating up! Gather some friends and rock out at these fall concerts. BY LEAH jOHNSTON death Cab for Cutie The Kooks W ith catchy tunes like “I Will Possess Your Heart” and “Soul meets Body,” the Death Cab for Cutie concert will excite all fans. The band is known for P repare for a British invasion because The Kooks are coming to the Newport music Hall on Oct. 14. Known for its energetic performances its wide spectrum of songs ranging from poetic with upbeat songs, the Kooks will surely excite to lively. The indie rock continues with Canadian the crowd. Their newest single “Do You Wanna” is band Tegan and Sara, whose peppy alternative filled with witty lyrics and catchy beats that are tunes will liven the audience. These identical twins perfect for dancing. representing our side of the will provide a rousing performance that will make pond, the American garage band The Whigs will this Oct. 8 concert at the lifestyles Communities be opening. Spend the night rocking out to music Pavilion one worth attending. from both sides of the Atlantic. The Academy Is... All Time Low g et ready for this Nov. 2 concert at Newport music Hall by listening to the newest album from The Academy Is…, Fast Times at Barrington T his pop-punk band will be coming to Newport music Hall on Nov. 20 for an evening of music and fun. With catchy hooks and loud guitars in High. In the new CD, the band sings of trials in every song, this band successfully combines the high school and the tug-of-war game between two types of music. Sing along to irresistible songs adolescence and adulthood. Also performing is the like “Dear maria, Count me In” and “Coffeeshop band We The Kings, whose latest song, “Check Yes Soundtrack,” or just play air guitar along to the Juliet,” has been playing constantly on the radio. Take band’s tunes. either way, this concert is something some friends and spend the night jamming. you do not want to miss! GRAphIC BY ALDO CORONA ARLINGTONIAN OCTOBER 3, 2008 7 fEATuRE Excerpts from the nomination acceptance speeches of Barack Obama and John McCain show the differences in their political ideologies, campaign styles dEsIGNEd BY COREY McMAHON “You know, I’ve been called a maverick... What that really means is I know who I work for. I don’t work for a party. I don’t work for a special interest. I don’t work for myself. I work for you.” jOHN McCAIN “Tonight, I say to the American people, to Democrats and republicans and Independents across this great land—enough! This moment—this election—is our chance to keep the American promise alive.” BARACK OBAMA A Wordle is a way to visualize the main themes of a text, or in this case, Barack OBama acceptance speeches. The larger words were repeated more frequently whereas the smaller words were used less often. JOhn mccain Students dance at the Team Delta Max luau party in the UAHS cafeteria on Sept. Q: So Caz, what’s the best part about 12. The event followed the home football being a junior? game against Thomas Worthington. CAz: You don’t have to carry as many books around and prom is right around the corner. Q: Uh, “by around the corner” you mean seven months away. Anyone special in mind to ask? CAz: Kate Beckinsale. She just doesn’t JUNIOR CAZ FINNeGAN know it yet. Q: I’m guessing that leaves Jessica Alba for homecoming? CAz: She broke my heart once. Surely she won’t do it again. Q: Good luck with that, and I can’t wait too see you and Jessica together on Oct. 4. phOTO BY SUSAN DAPPEN 8 OCTOBER 3, 2008 ARLINGTONIAN fEATuRE phOTO BY GUNNAR SAMUELSON Seniors Sheheryar Ahmad and Tyler Bigham study in the Learning Center Wednesday mroning. Some students said they feel that office hours are necessary for extra study time because their nights are busy with other activities. waking up to wednesdays Morning office hours attempt to alleviate the stress of AP and IB classes.” Toohey said. “[How- one wants to do something they’re not all that great at, but unless you work you’ll aim relieve pressure ever], the program is designed to benefit all students.” never improve,” Greenhill said. “Learning will not be optional.” of AP, IB coursework According to Greenhill, to ensure the Many students say they support the success of office hours and encourage measure; however, their reasons differ. BY COREY McMAHON w students to take advantage of the Junior Dan Schaefer said he simply likes ith the growing pressure from opportunity, he and other administrators the idea of sleeping in an extra half hour colleges to take AP and IB decided to have office on Wednesdays. classes, many students have hours during what “[Office hours] actually makes “I meet with found that their nights of would otherwise be teachers in my study watching TV and relaxing have turned school time. kids put effort into improving hall,” he said. “I don’t into hours of grueling homework. The “Other schools their academic weaknesses... need [office hours].” administration is now trying to relieve this have things like this at Learning will not be optional.” Senior Peter Blanco stress by instituting office hours, an extra night, but it’s hard to said he likes the idea of measure to allow students to get help from tell a student to give their teachers. up his or her free time PrinCiPAl KiP Greenhill office hours despite his acknowledgment that Office hours take place every to go to school,” he he will rarely use the Wednesday from 8:05 to 8:37 a.m., except said. “This way, there’s more incentive for time to meet with his teachers. for early dismissal days. During this time students to come and to put a real effort “I don’t need [office hours]—I’ll sleep in. teachers are available to answer questions into learning.” I still think it’s [helpful] for other students and help students with schoolwork. Many administrators expressed doubts who need to use them,” Blanco said. According to principal Kip Greenhill, about whether students would use the However, sophomore Alex Clark said a group of teachers looking at scheduling time efficiently, Greenhill said. To address he appreciates the help. opportunities came up with the idea. their concern, he made student attendance “I need all the help the school can give “About four or five years ago some mandatory if a teacher requests it. me,” Clark said. teachers started kicking the idea around However, concerns still remain. Some It is still to be determined whether and eventually [they] approached me and question what will happen when a student office hours will be successful in relieving some other administrators about it, and needs to meet with two different teachers. the workload for students like Clark. that got the ball rolling,” Greenhill said. Despite some uneasiness, Greenhill “Teachers will meet in November to Language arts teacher Matt Toohey still feels optimistic about the program’s assess the idea [of office hours] when was a member of the group that proposed academic benefits for students. put [into] action,” Toohey said. “Until the idea. “It actually makes kids put effort into then, we won’t know if we’ve really “This is all part of [the school’s] improving their academic weaknesses. 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References can be provided. Visit our website for a virtual tour of War Horse Place. www.warhorseplace.com 10 OCTOBER 3, 2008 ARLINGTONIAN fOCus Teens are prone to preventable car accidents BY jESSICA BANCHEfSKY ANd SARAH WATSON phOTO ILLusTRATION COuRTEsY jEff GINIEWICz/ ISTOCKPHOTO.COM A s senior Joe ferguson travels down a narrow country road, just peaking 120 mph, he fails to see the curve over the hill. By the time he hits the brakes, it is too late. he lands in a farmer’s soybean field, airbags deployed, his car in ruins. In utter shock, he turns to see if his suddenly silent passengers are Ok. The majority of teen car crashes, occur because of reckless driving due to inexperience, lack of responsibility and the neurological nature of the brain. Although ferguson’s accident resulted in no injuries, other accidents have become the leading cause of death among teenagers, trumping alcohol, drugs, suicide and violence. ARLINGTONIAN OCTOBER 3, 2008 11 fOCus Ridgeview Road is a prime spot for potential accidents. Before and after school the street is congested with students, parents and other drivers, making it a hazardous area for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. and distractions kill 16 teenagers a day time with normal relationships with in the United States. family members and loved ones [after an Despite the emphasis on accident],” Roethe said. concentration in drivers education Senior Lauren Motil faced such A distracted 17-year-old driver classes, many teens forget to drive challenges. After hitting a patch of kills a 4-year-old playing too close to responsibly once they obtain their ice last winter, her car began sliding the road—not an uncommon case for license, according to William Roethe, an into oncoming traffic. She was hit on Molly Glaser, a structured settlements ER doctor at Mt. Carmel hospitals. He her passenger side, totaling her car and broker for Nationwide Insurance, has seen many injuries from teens who injuring the other driver. who sees similar cases as often as five were distracted while driving, he said. “I got out of my car to check on times a week. She said these cases are “Inattention is the key factor in him and there was blood everywhere,” frequently caused by a moment of accidents with teenagers,” Roethe said. she said. “He couldn’t get out of his car inattention or recklessness. because he hurt his leg, and I had to call “I think most teens do [take driving seriously], but when you’re young, A lack of experience on the road an ambulance. It was awful.” other things seem more important and the videogame mentality at the time,” she said. “It only takes [that nobody really dies] can a second to have your life changed forever.” lead to abrupt and dangerous The adult and teenage driver differ Principal Kip Greenhill said he has roadway behaviors with in brain development, which explains witnessed the effects of irresponsible driving firsthand. catastrophic consequences. the stereotypical emotional nature of a teenager, according to UAHS “In my career, I’ve had to go to too psychologist Rachel Graver. many student funerals, and almost all neuroloGiSt DAn joneS Teens operate off of impulses and of them have been due to carelessness,” emotions because the frontal lobe he said. “Carelessness in general, most UA police officer Heather Galli of the brain is not fully developed, of them [while] driving.” emphasized that it is especially Graver said. This part of the brain, According to a study conducted by important for teens to concentrate while which controls problem solving, does the Allstate Foundation in 2005, fatal driving because they are inexperienced. not fully develop until people reach car crashes are often caused by minor “Cars are dangerous weapons,” she their 20’s. This impulsive behavior is mistakes that turn major. Simple said. “It is about being ready to make amplified by the various distractions actions such as texting while driving, split second decisions.” occurring while driving. talking on a cell phone, changing The consequences of not “The brain development is the biggest the song on the radio and talking to concentrating while driving extend [difference] between a teen driver and friends in the car can sway the driver’s beyond the victims. Roethe pointed an adult driver,” Graver said. “In terms attention significantly. In two-thirds of out that the person responsible for of a teen, with a lot of distractions [in fatal car crashes involving teens, they the accident may also face challenges the car], you have less ability to control were not wearing seatbelts, a simple afterward. your impulses related to all the things safety measure. Such careless mistakes “[A] kid is going to have a tough that are around you than an adult does.” 12 OCTOBER 3, 2008 ARLINGTONIAN fOCus Alive at 25 seeks to improve teen driving BY KALI GRANT T he complexities of teenage driving dangers can often seem overwhelm- ing—but that is where Alive at 25, the national driving safety program for teens, enters the picture. Created in Colorado in 1995, Alive at 25 has helped hundreds of teens become better drivers through its phOTO MONTAGE BY HANNAH BILLS comprehensive, four-and-a-half-hour program. According to representative walt Rudin, the program’s intention is to give students a guided, positive ex- perience in which they learn “life-sav- Psychology teacher Doug Rinehart levels of testosterone. But, testosterone ing defensive driving skills” and thus said the idea that the frontal lobe does feed a competitive edge, Jones said. become aware of the consequences in teens is not fully developed is “This shift [of testosterone] brings of irresponsible driving. controversial because there is relatively a feeling of courage and aggression. According to Rudin, Alive at 25 is little evidence. Combine this hormonal secretion with effective because of participation— “If we subscribe to this model, the a change in body [and] voice [and] students are strongly encouraged to interact with their peers in the pro- driving age might need to be raised [to sexual preoccupation, and the result gram and also with their instructors. solve the problem], because adolescents can be devastating,” Jones said. “Teen Another benefit of the program is [are not] able to make good, sound males have the natural drive to compete, that teen drivers realize they are not the judgments,” he said. ferociously even, for their rights [to] only ones with driving issues, Rudin said. Neurologist Dan Jones acknowledged their part of the road.” however, senior Joe ferguson, who that hormones are another factor that Jones added that the challenges and was court-ordered to attend the pro- can override the already emotional changes the average teenage girl faces in gram, said he did not particularly benefit frontal lobe. high school can also fuel poor decision from the experience. “Hormonal shifts have a clear effect making. He said he thinks it is dangerous “[for me], it was just a waste of time and I didn’t learn anything,” he said. on the concentrations of neuronal to add driving into the equation at a time ferguson’s opinion, however, is activity in the brain with focus in the when the brains of teenagers are at the shared by a minority of Alive at 25 limbic brain, where emotional drive mercy of development and hormones. students. According to the website, is seated,” Jones said. “Unfortunately, “It is a recipe for disaster for some in a study conducted by the Colo- the frontal regions of the brain are teens to try and handle ◈ complexity of the rado state patrol in 2003, 92 percent overpowered by this drive, and thought driving during the interval of time when of respondents reported an im- before action doesn’t necessarily occur.” their bodies and brains are so significantly provement in their driving abilities affected by these many changes,” Jones and knowledge; 89 percent said they said. “A lack of experience on the road felt they would be safer drivers after taking the class. Rudin confirmed and the video game mentality [that that this is true for the Columbus nobody really dies] can lead to abrupt program as well. and dangerous roadway behaviors with “we get a considerable amount catastrophic consequences.” of positive feedback, with very few The emotional teenage brain is Glaser said although teens are aware complaints,” Rudin said. also affected by the infamous teenage of these consequences, teenage car crashes Rudin also said that the reason for hormones, which adds another variable still occur due to preventable causes. She ferguson and others’ dissatisfaction into the equation. Not only do hormones referenced a crash that occurred in 2007, was probably related to whether or induce a healthy dose of road rage, they in which five cheerleaders died in a rural not they participated in the course of their own accord. can also add to feelings of invincibility, town in New York. “we’ve been doing this program Jones said. “If you ask any kid, ‘Do you think if a long time, and we have had literally According to the Allstate Foundation, you’re texting when you’re driving you’re hundreds participate,”Rudin said.“It’s a twice as many teenage boys die in car going to get in an accident?’ They’re going very sophisticated program and for accidents compared to teenage girls; to say, ‘Yeah,’” Glaser said. “But the five that it is very successful.” however, this may be due to more than cheerleaders who were killed after they ARLINGTONIAN OCTOBER 3, 2008 13 fOCus graduated from high school because system of trial-and-error that often established so that aberrant behaviors one of them was texting probably never comes off as rebelliousness. do not appear on the streets.” thought it would be them.” “Teens struggle between staying Galli said she believes education Motil said the consequences of her connected with [their] parents for that and awareness programs are effective in accident taught her a valuable lesson. support and then finding [their] own getting through to teens. “Driving is dangerous,” she said. “It identity,” she said. “As teenagers, it’s “Laws are broken because people can’t be taken lightly.” normal to be searching for [an] identity, don’t fully understand why they are in so they’re going to do what they want to place,” she said. do, and see how it impacts them.” However, Ferguson said his own In order to prevent teen car crashes experience with an education program, Jones suggested that people work to Alive at 25, was not as effective as his remove alcohol from the equation. He parents’ reaction. said when dealing with the teenage “My parents reaction as well as their The teen perception of invincibility is brain, hormones and emotions, adding disappointment was enough for me to a major problem when trying to prevent a “mind-altering substance” such as learn my lesson,” he said. teen car crashes, Graver said. alcohol will make the already difficult Motil said her driving habits have She explained that because of situation almost impossible. also changed as a result of her accident. the differences in teenagers, there is “We need strong leadership in “I have become a much better driver no one solution that can solve the the home and community with zero because I am more careful,” she said. problem of breaking through the tolerance for teen drinking. We need “I realized that my driving can affect mentality of invincibility. At the same stronger families to provide support other people on the road.” time, she said she recognizes another for the youth as they travel through Although the dangers of drunk dangerous characteristic in teens: in this difficult, developmental time,” he driving are often the main focus for the search for an identity, they use a said. “Avenues for venting need to be education programs such as Alive at 25, according to a study distractions conducted by the Allstate Technology and friends work Foundation in 2005, alcohol is present in less than 25 together to heighten risk percent of fatal teen crashes, whereas 75 percent of fatal Because mp3 players can divert the crashes involving teens are driver’s attention, they pose a threat to concentration while driving. due to speeding or other driving errors. Ferguson said 75 percent of fatal teen crashes are a though these issues were result of speeding and driving errors. not emphasized as much as mp3 drunk driving when he took the program, he said he still learned his lesson from getting his license suspended. As soon as a driver has more than two passengers, chances of an accident increase Glaser said she believes that to five times more than if the driver were because of teens’ young age alone. they do not typically have a Adding one male passenger doubles the cautionary behavior. chances of an accident. “When you’re young, you passengers haven’t lived,” she said. “It’s hard to put the consequences in line with what the reality is phOTO BY GUNNAR SAMUELSON [without firsthand experience].” Ferguson agreed with A recent study by Nationwide Insurance Glaser; he said his accident said 40 percent of people from ages 16 to 30 admit to texting while driving. has greatly affected his driving habits, as he now exercises Americans from 13 to 17 averaged 1,742 more caution when he drives. texts per month “It’s one of those moments cell phone where something happens so fast,” he said. “But at the same time you learn so much from it.” sOuRCE I ThE NEw YORk TIMEs ANd kEEpThEdRIvE.COM 14 OCTOBER 3, 2008 ARLINGTONIAN fOCus ARLINGTONIAN OCTOBER 3, 2008 15 spORTs spORTs SPOTLIGHT Fall sports bring plenty of talent, entertainment to UAHS phOTO BY ANDREW HEDDEN OCTOBER 3- Football takes on Central Crossing at home at 7:30 p.m. OCTOBER 4- Boys soccer faces gahanna lincoln at home at 2 p.m. OCTOBER 7- girls golf travels to Bent Tree for the District Tournament. OCTOBER 8- Field hockey plays Dublin Coffman at home at 7 p.m. OCTOBER 11- Cross country runs in the OCC Championship at Hilliard Darby. OCTOBER 17 ANd 18- girls tennis competes at OSU in the State Championship at 9 a.m. 16 OCTOBER 3, 2008 ARLINGTONIAN spORTs AThLETE OPInIOn Senior Captain BEN fRIEDENBERG Boys water polo Q: What is your favorite thing about polo? fRIEDENBERG: It is very fun, and a really good stress reliever. After school you can hop into a pool and beat up on someone. [Also], it’s a good place for camaraderie and friendship. Q: What do you hope to see your team achieve this year? fRIEDENBERG: State championship, hands down. That is our primary team goal, and the team is prepared to do whatever it takes physically and mentally to get there. We have a good group of guys, a lot of talent, and a good coach that will help us get there. phOTO BY ANDREW HEDDEN Senior Captain jULIA PIzzUTI Girls soccer Q: What are your hopes for this season? PIzzUTI: I think this year could be the season that we go all the way and win state. If not, we definitely want a district and regional championships. phOTO BY SUSAN DAPPEN Q: What are some ways that the girls bond FIELD HOCkEy: Senior Ashley Johnson fights for the ball at the Bears Aug. 28 home off the field? game. The Bears won 5-0 against Bishop Hartley. PIzzUTI: We like to go eat together a lot and hang out before games. We sometimes BOyS SOCCER: Senior Tyler Fountain attempts to win the ball at the Aug. 26 game have dance parties to get pumped up. against Thomas Worthington. The Bears won 1-0. Q: How do you remain so dedicated to GIRLS TEnnIS: Sophomore niki Flower competed in the singles game at the Bears soccer? What makes it fun for you? Sept. 6 home game. The Bears won the match 4-1. PIzzUTI: I love all the girls involved with it, and I couldn’t imagine not playing. FOOTBALL: Senior Tommy Farwick runs the ball at the Aug. 30 home football game. The Bears won 42-7 against Gahanna Lincoln. phOTO BY SUSAN DAPPEN ARLINGTONIAN OCTOBER 3, 2008 17 spORTs Tennis captains sophomore niki Flower, senior Stacey Cox and junior Paige Murphy pose before a match. The tennis team is one of many UAHS sports teams to have younger captains this year. phOTO BY SUSAN DAPPEN The changing face of captains younger captains, additional leadership training alters the appearance of sports teams this fall BY LINDSAY GARDNER e ach year, sports teams choose players to act as leaders both senior on the team. on and off the field. Seniors normally make up the majority Senior volleyball captain Meaghan Crowley said she of the captains, as they are usually the most experienced is looking forward to working with junior captain Kadie players and most mature leaders. This year, however, a new Koenemen in order to develop young leaders on the squad. trend began when many underclassmen were named captains. “I don’t think working with a junior captain is that much Sophomore Niki Flower was named tennis captain with different than working with a senior captain,” Crowley said. only one year of experience on the team. Flower said she “Kadie is a great athlete and she always has a great attitude, so was surprised to be named a captain but is excited about she deserves to be captain.” the opportunity. Boys cross country is also a team with younger captains. “I was very surprised [to be named captain,] but it is a real Junior captain Joey Mikac said he thinks it might be challenging honor because I am so young,” Flower said. “My favorite thing to lead runners his own age. about being captain is that we are the ones setting the bar. “It is a weird experience to be a junior and a captain because I Hopefully [my teammates] will look at me as a role model.” have only been [in] the program for two years,” Mikac said. Junior Paige Murphy and senior Stacey Cox also serve as Captains were also given more leadership training this year as tennis captains. The array of ages enables a unique environment, the fall season was kicked off by a meeting and training session Flower said. for all sports captains. The training session was hosted by the “I think [having captains in three grades] helps us,” Flower high school and led by sports psychologist, Dr. Christopher said. “Each one knows what’s going on in the different grades Stankovich. and it adds a different perspective.” Flower said the training helped her to develop an idea of how Cox said while there are challenges involved with having to lead. younger captains, they add to the unification of the team. “It gave me a base to work with,” Flower said. “I [learned “I think it’s hard for some of the girls to listen to about] how I should be as a leader and the attitudes I have to someone who is younger or in the same grade level,” Cox display in order for our team to be successful.” said. “But I think it’s nice to get their input and point-of- Cox agreed, saying the meeting was surprisingly helpful. view [in] certain situations.” “I learned more than I thought [I would] at the meeting,” Tennis was not the only team to elect younger captains this Cox said. “I learned ways to deal with situations [involving] my season. Girls volleyball also has a young group, with only one teammates and how to be fair [to each player].” 18 OCTOBER 3, 2008 ARLINGTONIAN spORTs Number one Pryor-ity? Buckeye freshman quarterback Terrelle Pryor will have an early chance to prove he is the quarterback of the future B REAKING NEWS: It has been proven that Terrelle way than one might believe. The 18-year-old has been under Pryor cannot walk on water, heal the blind or even more pressure than any teenager ever should be, and it’s only survive 40 days without food. It has also been recently going to get more difficult for him in Columbus. Much of the discovered, despite previous beliefs, that he cannot hype surrounding him seems premature, and fans already have stop a bullet or fly. high expectations despite his lack of experience as a starting Before you promise yourself quarterback at the collegiate level. This build-up may be so you will never watch another large even a single National Championship or BCS bowl snap of Pryor’s young career, victory would be a failure. however, note that we do know As he has proven in the early games of this season, his this much is true: the four- impressive athleticism and ability to learn quickly will not be year starter in both basketball an area of concern for Pryor. Buckeye fans are eager to see and football compiled 8,000 Pryor’s ability to lead a team without career yards on the football field the help of a proven quarterback and 2,000-plus points on the ahead of him. Following a hardwood. In his senior year, 35-3 beatdown by the Trojans Pryor led the Jeanette Jayhawks of Southern California and to a 16-0 record an abysmal performance by BY MITCH LEx while amassing Boeckman, Head Coach Jim 1,899 yards rushing, passing for 1,889 Tressel has decided to open up the yards, and scoring a combined 58 playbook for Pryor and increase touchdowns. He took no time off as his playing time. With Pryor he led his basketball team to a state now taking the starting job from championship in a season where fifth year senior Todd Boeckman, he averaged 21.9 points per game. his chance to prove himself has Much of the media has christened come earlier than most expected. him the best high school athlete the Pryor had a promising outing in state of Pennsylvania has ever seen—a his first start against Troy University, state where greats like Tony Dorsett, throwing four touchdown passes and Joe Namath, Dan Marino, Joe GRAphIC BY BRANDON SEGA leading the Buckeyes to a 28-10 Montana and Tom Clements began how Pryor adapts to his role as a leader victory. Although Tressel seems their paths to greatness. to have chosen his starter for the Thanks to his successful high and handles the pressure of being the “big remainder of the year, Pryor will school career, Pryor was caught in man on campus” at such a young age will still have pressure from Boeckman. one of the most anticipated recruiting Expect to see Pryor taking a battles ever, eventually committing to ultimately determine his success. majority of snaps under center Ohio State over its rival Michigan, with Boeckman taking a limted sending a craze through the Buckeye Nation. But can even a number of snaps. Increased playing time will be significant great athlete like Terrelle Pryor live up to the hype given to for Pryor this season in his overall development into a future him by the sometimes unrealistic Ohio State fans and sports potential star. Although he has taken the starting job from media world? Boeckman, having the mind of an experienced quarterback Coming out of high school, Pryor was considered the like Boeckman on the roster can prove to be a vital piece perfect recruit. His 6’6”, 235-lb. frame compares to an to Pryor’s success. With the heart of the Big Ten schedule NFL size tight end, his 4.4-second 40-yard dash rivals here, Pryor will certainly have his shot to prove to Buckeye many college receivers, and his rocket arm can make nearly fans he will be capable of leading a team to a BCS National every throw imaginable. So what will stop this player from Championship game and possibly even winning it. bringing the Buckeyes multiple national championships How Pryor adapts to his role as a leader and handles the and at least one Heisman trophy? While he clearly has the pressure of being the “big man on campus” at such a young athletic ability and talent to do so, much more stands in his age will ultimately determine his success. ARLINGTONIAN OCTOBER 3, 2008 19 ARTs Fabulous fall flicks next time you find yourself with nothing to do, buy a ticket to one of these Hollywood hits. Grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the movie! BY LARA BONNER ANd AMANDA jONES Pineapple Express The House Bunny Burn After Reading phOTOs COuRTEsY SONY PICTURES, HAPPY MADISON PRODUCTIONS AND MIKE zOSS PRODUCTIONS s U U eth Rogen (Knocked Up) stays p and coming comedic actress pon being fired from his CIA job, true to his acting genre in Anna Faris (Scary Movie) stars Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) Pineapple Express, providing a in The House Bunny as Shelly, settles down to write his memoirs in crudely entertaining comedy. Rogen a playboy bunny who realizes she Burn After Reading. Somehow, a disc of and James Franco (Spiderman) is no longer of interest to Hugh those memoirs falls into the hands of two star in this story involving, drugs, Hefner following her 27th birthday. Hardbodies employees, Linda (Frances danger and dodging authorities. Desperately seeking family and McDormand) and Chad (Brad Pitt). They Rogen plays Dale Denton, a man friendship, she stumbles upon the mistake the disc’s contents for top-secret consumed by his desire for a rare girls of the Zeta Alpha Zeta sorority. CIA information and decide to use it as type of marijuana. This marijuana is The girls are struggling to bring in blackmail to obtain money to fund her dubbed “Pineapple Express” due to new members and adopt Shelly as plastic surgeries. This angers Cox, who also its Caribbean origin. Unfortunately, their “house mother” in hopes of finds out that his wife is leaving him for Denton gets caught in the wrong saving their sorority. the maniacal and married Harry Pfarrer place at the wrong time—witnessing The movie, which is not exactly (George Clooney). Coincidentally, Pfarrer a murder. breaking new ground in the film is also “dating” Linda. In a whirlwind of Just when you think things industry, is only slightly humorous. love affairs and covert operations, Linda cannot get any worse for Denton, he The plot is predictable, with the makes all the sacrifices she deems necessary accidentally leaves behind some of overused theme of a lost girl in order to afford surgery. the Pineapple Express at the scene of struggling to identify her purpose in Although Burn After Reading has the crime. Horrified at the possibility the world. It may be entertaining in creative cinematography, the script that the drugs will be linked back to some way, whether to be made fun and wide array of amusingly malicious them somehow, Denton flees with his of or genuinely enjoyed. However, characters are the highlights of this film. drug dealer (Franco) and haphazardly most of the film’s funniest lines The self-serving characters provide for tries to evade capture, clashing with were wasted in the previews, and the much hilarious commentary—and the many forces such as the Chinese acting is sub-par, with lines being few characters who show compassion are Mafia. This rudely hilarious film may delivered in a cheesy manner. This subject to horrible fates. The dark comedic offend some audience members, but fluffy flick will not be worth the trip moments of this film will inspire riots of it will be sure to induce laughter in to the theater for those looking for a laughter for anyone who has even a slight the process. movie with depth. sense of humor. GRAphIC BY ALDO CORONA 20 OCTOBER 3, 2008 ARLINGTONIAN ARTs AP/IB Studio Art students complete work on hallway furniture BY KIM WEISENBERGER ushing back from lunch, senior Kelly Mason were seniors, Borelli said. hurries to finish her coffee, gulping the last sips. “Sarah Galluzzi and I were the only juniors in last year’s As she reaches to throw her cup away, she pauses— [AP/IB Studio Art] class, so we had to help the seniors something is different. She notices a change in the finish their pieces so they wouldn’t have to return to the appearance of the trash can. Instead of faded brown, there is school [after graduation],” Borelli said. an array of color transforming the can into a work of art. Despite problems with time and topic, all of the benches In an effort to beautify the school, AP/IB Studio Art were finished and placed in the lobby of the auditorium students worked through the summer to recreate trash cans prior to the first day of school, Borelli said. and benches into pieces of art to display “We placed the work in the lobby around UAHS. we really wanted to bring artwork outside of the auditorium because we The project was the idea of art to the forefront of the school with thought a lot of students walk through teacher Alicia McGinty, who wanted to that area everyday,” Borelli said. “We really give her students more opportunities to this project. wanted to bring artwork to the forefront exhibit their artistic talents within the of our school with this project.” high school. Senior jAKe Borelli Mason said she welcomes this “By bringing artwork outside the change to the school’s scenery. traditional context of the classroom we are providing a unique “I was really impressed to see what the [AP/IB Studio platform for the artists to showcase their talent and create a Art students] did,” Mason said. “Having the benches really defining characteristic in our school,” McGinty said. improved the school’s look.” When the project was assigned, each artist had to Throughout the year, students and alumni will continue to independently decide what the focus of his or her work create art to be placed around the school, McGinty said. would be. According to McGinty, students were required “Hazel Varanese, [a 2008 graduate], is in the process of to paint the furniture in accordance to the theme they had finishing a large mural of UAHS students that chosen for their artwork throughout the year. Senior Jake will hang above the staircase by the counseling Borelli said he had trouble deciding his focus due to his center,” McGinty said. “The Studio Art class painting style. this year will also create more benches to “It was really hard for me to paint such a large space be placed around the school.” because I’m a realist,” Borelli said. “A lot of the other Borelli said he is excited to students had similar problems.” create permanent artwork for the The project was assigned in May and took about three school’s hallways. weeks to complete. However, difficulties arose in finishing “Our main goal is to the work because all but two of the students in the class incorporate more artwork in the halls,” Borelli said. “Yeah, there are pictures hanging up here and there, but those can come down. This furniture is here to stay.” phOTO ILLusTRATION BY HANNAH BILLS Senior Jake Borelli puts the finishing touches on his bench for the AP/IB Studio Art summer project. Contributing artists for the new artwork in the auditorium are 2008 graduates Cori Crumrine, Emily Curtis, Lauren McCrystal, Laura McGhee, Carli Shipley, Claire Smith, Hazel Varanese, and seniors Jake Borelli and Sarah Galluzzi. Borelli, Galluzzi and this year’s AP/IB Studio Art class will paint more furniture throughout the school year to further their incorporation of art in the school. ARLINGTONIAN OCTOBER 3, 2008 21 vOICE Clothing catastrophe Some girls reveal too much for academic setting L ately, I have been noticing a lot of my peers dressing in poor itaste. maybe I am just fashion illiterate, but I feel like many of the girls in this school have come back from summer still in a daze and cannot tell the difference between mommy, why is school attire and beachwear. I see that girl wearing a this new “trend” all around school, swimsuit to school? often consisting of exposed chests, disgustingly short pant-wear and clothing that is tight enough to BY KRISTY HELSCEL double as a tourniquet. recently, I was on my way to class and I saw a girl dressed in low-cut tank top exposing not only her bra straps, but also her actual bra. A pair of dangerously short jean shorts accompanying the outfit did not help the situation. Thankfully she had no need to bend down, or I might have seen more than I bargained for. There is a time and a place for different articles of clothing, EdITORIAL CARTOON BY BRANDON SEGA and much of today’s fashions are far from appropriate for of self-expression—uniforms would be the ultimate low. To school. So, what is acceptable for the classroom? According eliminate any threat, we need to remove such scandalous clothing to Principal Kip greenhill, students should stay away from “brief from our school. I am not asking for a major withdrawal from all tops,” shorts above your fingertips and anything exposing too clothing that is not mother-approved, just a slight reconsideration much skin. In the classroom setting, a tremendous amount of to alter the path in which we are headed. With no means of skin is not only unappealing, it lowers the respect others have lecturing you on what is right and what is wrong, just see this as a for you. The dress code is not asking us to go back to the 19th reminder on how to avoid both social and academic trouble. century, but there are guidelines to prevent us from jumping What you wear is a personal choice and a reflection of who you out-of-bounds. are. High school plays a huge role in who you become, so you owe If students do not rethink their clothing choices, administrators it to yourself to represent yourself well. Clothes, like the contents of may feel obligated to assign uniforms. Talk about limitations a purse, can be essential in uncovering a girl’s character. ◈ BY ALDO CORONA & BRANDON SEGA 22 OCTOBER 3, 2008 ARLINGTONIAN vOICE The new spin on the spork h ave you ever had to set the table before a nice family dinner? If so, you know how much time is wasted separating the spoons, knives and forks and putting each in its proper place. Say you take 30 seconds to separate the different utensils before placing them on the table. If you set the table for dinner just two days a week, that is a minute wasted each week, which is almost an hour every year! Think of the things you could do with that extra hour. If you are wondering how EdITORIAL CARTOON BY BRANDON SEGA you can stop wasting time, there is Use of office hours skeptical one simple solution: a spork. Many of you have heard of the spork, a combination of the spoon sTAff EDITORIAL and fork that eliminates issues with I multiple utensils. Better than a n recent years, the administration has made efforts to make BY jAMIE ARKIN normal spork however, is the Snow UAHS more like a college campus, better preparing its Peak Titanium Spork. The Titanium students for higher education. Included in these efforts is Spork combines the benefits of the spoon and the fork, but also this year’s new policy of office hours. includes the added values of the knife, allowing you to eat each dif- Office hours can be found on any college campus. Simply ferent part of your meal without needing to switch utensils. put, they provide a time when students who are struggling This new spin on the spork takes the benefits of the original can meet with teachers to improve their grades. Implement- spork to exciting new levels. Campers can lighten the load in their ing office hours at UAHS provides students time to meet with packs, helping to lower the strain on their backs as they trek through teachers if they do not have free periods during the day and the wilderness. For those who are not the outdoors type, everyday are not able to meet before or after school. However, for those annoyances such as setting the table, unloading the dishwasher or who do have other times available, it is questionable whether purchasing silverware require a third of the effort normally required. office hours will be used the way in which they are intended. In addition to the benefits this new spork provides, the eco- Study halls and lunch periods provide students with 48 minutes nomic and environmental advantages are abundant. Less material to meet with a teacher; whereas office hours only provide stu- is wasted producing flatware, and less money is wasted purchasing dents with half an hour. To many students, half an hour may not be material. The money saved from this could further medical research enough time to finish all the work with their teacher. If a student is to find possible cures for serious diseases, saving the lives of many more likely to use a study hall or lunch period to work with a teacher important citizens. Perhaps it could provide a poor but brilliant than to use office hours, child with his education, creating the foundation for a success- they are also likely to To many students, half an hour ful life. Maybe it could even make a dent in our nation’s steadily spend the office hours may not be enough time to finish increasing financial debt—the possibilities are seemingly endless. time sleeping in. In fact, for many all the work with their teacher. Though the benefits of the spork are many, there can be drawbacks as well. The knife on the side of this new spork may students the idea of potentially cut the mouth of the user when they are utilizing the sleeping in may take precedence over working with a teacher, spoon or fork aspect. A cut in the mouth could limit the type of whether or not they can work with the teacher some other time. foods one could eat, thus decreasing the necessity of the spork. many students stay up late into the night working on homework, Even if one is lucky enough to avoid being cut by the spork, the and the hours a student spends sleeping are precious. It seems fork and knife parts of the utensil are no doubt weaker than the logical that this student—rather than waking up early to continue average fork or knife used today. This could create frustration his schoolwork in the morning—would use the time designed for when one is trying to cut tougher foods, which could potentially office hours to catch up on the sleep he missed the previous night. lead to an increase in knife wounds. Compared to the advan- In theory, the idea of office hours provides students with a tages however, the negatives of the spork are insignificant. chance to meet with teachers, and stay on top of their work. Surely there will be newer, better utensil combinations in the In practice, however, it is likely that many students will abuse future. For now, however, the Snow Peak Titanium Spork will their free time by sleeping in rather than meeting with teach- provide fork, spoon and knife users with the best product for ers . If office hours were during the school day, it seems likely eating a wide variety of food. that less students would abuse the policy. 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