Central Valley High School November 2010
Spokane Valley, Washington Issue 2
The man leaders inspire the crowd at Powder Puff -- and look good doing it. With such great encouragement, the senior/freshman team was motivated to win the game.
Pg. 4 Powder Puff Power
Food On the Thursday of homecoming week, the girls of CV suited up
for another great season of Powder Puff.
For the freshmen, this was definitely a good introduction to the
school and what activities are available. Hopefully there will be
Like last year, the teams were freshmen and seniors vs. sopho- more freshmen next year, though.
drive mores and juniors. Fortunately for the newcomers, they won 21 to
7. The next time someone says that football is a boys sport; they
“Powder Puff involves them. It gives them a chance to meet new
upperclassmen,” said Jordan Stocker, another sophomore player, on
might want to think again. why all freshmen should participate in the only girls football game.
Finale! The girls all had very good sportsmanship when it came to
winning and losing. There definitely wasn’t a lack of competition.
All-girls flag football is unique; even the plays were named differ-
ently than you would expect.
“Everyone was very competitive,” said sophomore Taysha Lopez. “My favorite play was Dirty Girl. It was when we would pretend to
Pg. 5 Even though most played aggressively, it didn’t go too far.
Instead, it created a very enjoyable night for everyone. For most of
hand the ball off to another player,” said Stocker.
Another play, Ghetto Blaster, was favored by Martin. “I like it be-
the players, the most memorable moment was the very first touch- cause it sounds cool,” she said.
down for the sophomore and juniors. All in all, the Powder Puff game this season was definitely one to
“The first touchdown was the most memorable moment because remember. Next year, be ready to watch yet another exciting game
it brought our spirits up,” said sophomore Sydney Martin. of girls taking on a guy’s sport.
Join Green Club!
“Is the band ready?”
This looks good The typical stereotype for a “When you get out there it’s would start and end first,” said Just imagine trying to man-
member in the band, is a “band dark, everyone is watching, you Mr. Parker, Band Director, relat- age all your time on top of this
on college apps geek”, but the truth is they are get the shivers, and then it’s ing to the idea of the show. excessive amount of practice:
and improves competitive, hard-working, and
spend most of their time per-
over and everyone is cheering
and you feel so accomplished,”
The band has invested over
200 time-consuming hours into
if you had a job and had tons
of homework it would makes
the environment fecting their shows which get said Randy Paul, Head Drum their show. Percussion is the things difficult, but then again
them very high rankings. Major. only part of the marching band they are the best.
at the same The band has competed at The process of creating the that has a class during school; “Band is like a family,” said
time. Joe Albi Stadium, Pasco, and the
South Ridge Festival of Bands.
show consists of using com-
puter software to design the
the rest is all done outside of
school. Compare this to the
Adam Blyckert, a trumpet player
in the marching band. This
At all of these competitions the drill. They also worked with a average sports team; it’s not any homey feeling creates the en-
band has managed to come out composer to find the best music different. If anything the band vironment that gets them their
on top, which is a very impres- to go with the escaping from practices more, if you consider high rankings.
sive accomplishment, and has jail idea, which makes the show all the time they have to spend The band definitely leaves a
taken a lot of dedication; so one very cohesive. on their own to memorize lasting impression. They are a
can see that band is not for the “I just thought it would be music for the show or to just force to be reckoned with.
faint of heart. a simple idea; I knew how it practice the music.
Editorials Central Valley High School Examiner
Fashion: a state of the union
As your new self-proclaimed
Fashion Chief of Police at CV, I’m
want to see you jiggle.
Understand, just because
be a melting face. Yuck. What in
the name of the Fashion Gods
not here just to “tear you down,” we’re judging your choice in would possess you to wear Shannen Kuest
but more to help you by point- clothing, doesn’t mean we’re something like that? Regardless,
From the moment you enter high school, you are instructed to focus on
ing out all your flaws and then judging you as a person; we’re there are plenty of attractive life out in the big wide world and are soon inundated with college pro-
telling you how to fix them. only judging some of the clothing styles with which you paganda. However, for those of you that would rather not think too hard
As my first order of business, choices you’re making. The first can fully express your indi- about the day when you leave this place, here are a few amusing sugges-
I’m going to address the uncom- taste of you anyone gets is how viduality without looking like a tions on how to avoid the ordeal entirely.
fortable subjects. Starting with you look; you’re not going to disaster. Try throwing on a cute
your figure. I believe you need get a job if you look like a serial accessory, like a hat, unique or How NOT to get into college
to be comfortable with yourself killer. Sorry that’s just a fact of vintage jewelry, a scarf, etc. • On the “name” line, write “Barack Obama.”
no matter what your shape or life. You should always look your Just look at some of our • Discuss how you do your best work, not under pressure, but under
size. If you’re not and want to fix best when trying to get a job, fashion-savvy classmates: those
• Declare your love of Jersey Shore.
it, do it the healthy way. But in you want to make the best pos- few shining beacons of hope to • Include pictures of your Spring Break Trip to Cabo.
the meantime, do us all a favor sible impression you can. all the poor lost souls who have • Cite Kling-on as your foreign language.
and refrain from wearing tight Individuality doesn’t neces- wandered off the path of style. • Fill in the bubbles of your SAT to look like a butterfly.
jeans with holes that allow your sarily mean that people need They are your Metro Guys, your • Write your essay about the day you met Elvis.
skin to bulge out, or just tight to be afraid of you and that the Trendsetters, Indie Girls, and • Tell your guidance counselor that you’re far more interested in
clothes in general, none of us image on your shirt needs to Fashionistas. enrolling at Starbucks than at university, and that’s why you were
Public transportation, yes or no?
never in first period.
Some of you may also be subject to the dreaded college interview. This
route is for those of you who a) would like to go out with a bang, or b)
Daymin Marrs enjoy making people uncomfortable.
You get on the bus, and you don’t have to pay for gas,” said cheaper, though, than driving • Take out a glue stick and eat it.
end up having to stand because Breanna Ward, a daily bus rider yourself because you don’t have • Wear a chicken hat and clown shoes.
• Mention that your brother has tuberculosis. Emphatically express
all the seats are taken except for due to Running Start. to pay for gas or parking. Plus
your relief that the disease is not contagious.
one next to the “smelly guy.” You Public transportation while it’s good for the environment to • Stand up in your chair and shout, “It was you!” while brandishing a
feel like everyone is staring at may not be the quickest way have around 40 people on one finger. Do this as many times as it takes for them to call security.
you when you have a conversa- to get from point A to point B bus.
tion with your friend…. Wel- but is still a great way to move The bus drips with bad Quote of the issue:
come to public transportation. about; it’s so helpful to Run- experiences. “One of the first “People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of
It’s a daily ritual. Scan your ning Start students, especially times I rode the bus there was thought which they avoid.”
card; sit in the same seat if Eastern students that get a bus a woman talking on her phone - Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
you’re fortunate enough to get pass for free and don’t have to that would have made a sailor
there early. Sit and talk with
your friends making it seem like
pay $5-10 everyday just to get
to and from school.
blush,” said Addison Tucker
another daily bus rider. Mormon myths
you are occupied so that creepy It is rather slow though, to So if you need to get from Shayna Elliot
person next to you won’t talk to get from the Valley to Eastern one place to another the bus is
We have a large Mormon underwear is acutely called
you, arrive at your destination. it takes around 45 minutes, a good idea, but be ready for
population here at CV, but garments. The garments are
Even with the total redun- whereas if you drove it takes the experience particularly if
many myths surround members for young adults (21) and older
dancy it does have its upside. “I only about 30 minutes. It’s still you’re riding late at night.
CV’s hostile hallways
of the LDS church.What does to wear and they help ensure
LDS stand for? It is an abbrevia- modesty.
tion for Latter-Day-Saints. Today, Mormons baptizes the
the LDS members are known as dead? Like corpses? No,
We all have to do it. Walking going to push through the halls If everyone just walked through
Mormons. Mormons do not baptize the
through the halls at Central Valley like a wild banshee, at least push the halls like normal human be-
How many Mormons go to corpses of once living people.
I have began to realize how rude through the people who are ings, things would be a lot better.
people really are. How hard is it to standing around in the middle There would not be any pushing
CVHS? There are at least 157 Baptisms for the dead are where
walk on the right side of the hall- just causing a traffic jam, not the or shoving. Another thing that students that are Mormon at those who could not be bap-
way and try to be a little courte- people who are innocently trying drives me absolutely crazy is Central Valley, though not all tized when they were alive are
ous and not run in to people? It’s to get to their next class. the fact that people stop in the attend seminary. “There are 123 baptized using another person’s
not that hard at all really. I can’t say that there have not middle of the halls, pull out their students that attend release body (that is living).
I’m a senior now and the halls been times where I have pushed phones, and start texting away. time seminary and thirty-four Mormons practice polyga-
have never been so violent. I through other people because I Come on, let’s not abuse the fact that go to 0-hour seminary that my. Today the LDS members
know that most people are just have done it a few times. Every- that we are allowed to use our attend CVHS,” said Michel Toth do not practice polygamy,
in a hurry to get to their next one does it. But seriously, for you phones during passing periods the seminary teacher for CV there was a point in time when
class so they are not late, but they people who are shoving through and lunch. Just a little word of students. Joseph Smith did try, but at the
don’t need to be rude and push others in the hall, you should advice: if you are planning on Do Mormons believe in end the LDS church decided not
other people around. probably be careful because pulling your cell out, step to the Christ? Yes, LDS members be- to practice polygamy. “Plural
On top of the pushing, there sometimes people are not so side of the hall, or maybe even lieve in God the Eternal Father, marriage has not been a ap-
are always the groups of people calm. One of these times you’re into a classroom, so you are not Jesus Christ his son, and the proved by The Church of Jesus
that stand around in the middle going to run in to the wrong per- clogging up the halls that people Holy Ghost. Christ of Latter Day Saints,” said
of the hallway when people are son, and they are going to freak are already having difficulty get- Do Mormons have “Magic lds.org.
trying to get though. If you’re out on you. ting through. Underwear”? No, Mormons These are just a few myths
TOMS: shoes for tomorrow
do not wear ‘magic underwear’.
What some people call magic
about the LDS church. You can’t
believe everything you hear.
You may or may not diseases. Personally, I love my The
have seen people wear- “When I had the idea TOMS. I have three pairs: Central
ing TOMS shoes around for TOMS four and a half red canvas, ash canvas, Valley
school. They are a simple
little shoe with a big
purpose: for every pair of
years ago, my goal was
simply to help the 250
kids that I met while trav-
and plum corduroy clas-
sics. They’re the comfiest
shoes I’ve ever put on;
shoes purchased, another eling on vacation. That they’re so light I feel like
pair goes to a child in simple One for One model I’m barefoot. Plus, they Editor-in-Chief Staff Writers The Examiner accepts
need. The name TOMS that I founded TOMS on come with a cute flag and Shannen Kuest Alisha Allen letters to the editor. Let-
came from their original was nothing more than the One for One move- Ryan Danly ters must not contain any
Editorials Editor Shayna Elliot obscene content and should
motto: shoes for tomorrow. an idea, a project, a what ment makes you feel
Facebook Co-Editor Kristi Kennedy be a reasonable length.
TOMS started in 2006 if? I didn’t know anything good about the purchase. Daymin Marrs
Sydnee Scofield Anonymous letters will not
when chief giver Blake about shoes, or fashion or They’re moderately Cheyenne Oien
Mycoskie went to Argen- philanthropic giving. All I priced as far as shoes go; be printed. The Examiner
Features Editor reserves the right to correct
tina and saw that many of had was a feeling that this canvas classics are about Mackynzie Watts
Kaitlin Clark grammatical or mechanical
the kids didn’t have shoes. is something I must do,” the same price as a pair of
Advisor errors. The Examiner may
This is a major health con- Mycoskie wrote on the Vans. With a ton of differ- Arts & Entertainment Mrs. Teske
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many diseases that can TOMS has recently there’s a shoe for every- Opinions expressed in to the editor.
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soil, and cuts and sores with the one millionth even have vegan styles, those of the entire paper, its Letters should be deliv-
advisor or ered to D108 or put in Mrs.
on feet can get infected pair of shoes given on a so you can be animal Sports Editor
Central Valley High School. Teske’s box in the office.
and cause life threatening trip back to Argentina. friendly! Courtney Choate
Central Valley High School Examiner
Sports Page 3
Is NFL surprising you? Anthony Brines
The National Football League games are widely watched and many people enjoy them. Maybe
it’s the adrenaline rush you get from a close game or maybe you’re a fantasy football person and
runs like the wind!
you get really excited when your quarterback does well. Whatever it is that makes people so ad- Kristi Kennedy
dicted to watching NFL football, it never fails. Here at Central Valley we have championship, and varsity is still
But as most football fans have noticed, this year has been kind of scattered around. Every game many athletes. One great athlete a work in progress.”
is a surprise. A team that is expected to win will either win or they will lose a tough and unexpected that shines is sophomore An- One of the many team players
loss. thony Brines. that is responsible for all the hard
My family and I always participate in a football pool each and every week but this year it has “Anthony is doing excellent for work is definitely Brines.
been very hard to win because you never know which team is going to get an upset or which team his first cross country season. I “I think I have done an okay
is going to pull through and win like they are expected to. think that if he tried harder dur- job this season. By the end of
On Sunday October 24, 2010 the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos faced off. Not to ing practice, he would see how the season, I improved greatly
offend any of you “die hard” Raider fans but they were not expected to pull though and win this really talented he is. Otherwise, from where I started at. My best
game. Surprisingly, the Raiders played strongly the whole game and ended up shocking many he is a great runner. His fastest place was 11th at a home meet.
NFL fans when they completely shut down the home team. During that one game the Raiders tied time for a three mile race was I’m definitely going to be doing
the record for the most points scored against the Broncos in Denver. They beat the record for the eighteen minutes and twenty cross country next year because
most points the Raiders have scored. They have never scored more than 40 points or won a game seconds,” said Coach Mahoney. it helps me stay in shape and pre-
by more than 21 points in the past eight seasons. Also, the 59 points they scored is the most in Central Valley boys cross coun- pare for track. My goal is to letter
franchise history. Before this new remarkable record it was 52 points. All and all this game was just try team has ranked 7th in the GSL in track and be on varsity, and by
as shocking as being struck by lightning. this year. doing cross country, I have a bet-
The Raiders and the Broncos game is not the only game that has been extremely astonishing. All When asked how the teams ter chance,” Brines said.
throughout the season there are have been games that shocked me beyond belief. Since when do are doing this year, Mahoney John Weiser, Kaden Woolf,
the Buffalo Bills beat the Seattle Seahawks or the New Orlean Saints lose to the Cleveland Browns? answered graciously, “This year’s and Corey Hunter all made it to
These rare occurrences happen every once in a while, but seem to be more frequent this year. freshman team won the GSL regional’s this year. Go Bears!
The NFL season has been mixed up and stranger than ever. The losses that have occurred and the championship, the JV placed
wins that have taken place have never been so unexpected. I am extremely anxious to see what the fourth in the junior varsity
next games have in store for the fans of football.
Peyton Rockwood: defensive specialist Hard work pays off
Daymin Marrs Kaitlin Clark
Volleyball is often an over looked sport, but is a very fun sport Most people look at soccer like girls
to play and great to watch due to the fact you’re never just sitting running back and forth on a field with
there waiting like in other sports, especially with our talented lines, kicking a ball back and forth, trying
Central Valley team, which includes players like senior Peyton to kick it into the white box. However it’s
Rockwood on the roster. so much more.
The amount of experience in the team is amazing; Rockwood Junior Brianna Dobson has been play-
has over 7 years in the sport alone. She’s played with teams outside ing soccer for about 6 years and this year
of school and now currently plays with the CV varsity team. started the season with the girls JV soccer
She plays defensive specialist, so she’s the person that passes team and ended the season practicing
the ball to the person to spike it over the net. She’s one of the most with the varsity team.
important players on the team,” this position makes her kind of like Most players are motivated by music,
the backbone. or by their coaches. Dobson is motivated
This year’s team is doing pretty well; they’re 3rd in the GSL and by working hard enough to be on varsity
second in 4a. I guess the long practices everyday after school until and letter in soccer. Dobson gets most
5 or 5:30 really pay off in the long run. The team played in the of her support from her coaches and her
regional tournament on November 6th. parents.
“We mesh well as a team because we all have a background in “I would have to say the best game was
the sport and with each other,” said Rockwood. This explains their against Mead,” said Dobson.
record. “The season was pretty good, varsity
They average at least two games a week. They have to work made it to playoffs,” said Dobson.
extra hard to be in shape and to be able to handle the strain that The team played in the regional game
this sport puts on them, while still balancing homework and a job on November 6th. With rain moving out
if they have one. They all manage to do this though. and snow moving in, the girls soccer
Next time you have nothing to do one night, you should go team is not out practicing on the fields
watch a volleyball game and see all the work that these girls put any longer. Lets hope next year’s season
Senior Peyton Rockwood bumps the ball to her opponent at the Dig into the sport that they love. is as great as this one!
for the cure Volleyball game.
Brandon Garcia is standing out!
Central Valley senior football player Bran- don’t really know about Garcia is that he
don Garcia is in his last year of high school likes to read a lot. Some people find it weird
football ; will he keep playing or does he for a football player to like to read books.
have different plans? Garcia has been playing football for
Last year Garcia was injured. Garcia and seven years, every since seventh grade.
his friends were playing in the park when Last year he played linebacker and wide
Garcia stepped in a ‘puddle’. The injury receiver. This year he plays running back
consisted of a broken ankle and torn liga- and line backer.
ments. The bone pieced through his skin “The good times at practice, being with
and “blood was everywhere”. Though the your buds, achieving something while
damage was great, the coaches and Garcia hanging out” said Garcia about why he likes
knew he was going to push through and football.
keep playing. Garcia plans on playing after high school.
“Brandon acts like he is a tough kid, but Even though Garcia doesn’t know what
actually he is polite and very respectful,” collage he wants to go to, he will go to a
said Coach Freemen. college to keep playing the sport.
Garcia likes to do his homework and “It is fun to be a part of the team,” said
makes sure he is successful in school. When Garcia.
he was a T.A. for Mr. Freemen, Garcia would
do his homework. Something students
Senior Brandon Garcia runs the ball toward the touchdown
Features Central Valley High School Examiner
Wait Until Dark
I’ve never been so terrified ever-talented tech crew, an
of my fellow students in my incredibly realistic set elevated
life. the actors’ performances to
In an interesting departure new heights. Granted, viewers
from more recent produc- had to play close attention to
tions, the CV Drama Depart- the show’s plot, lest they fall
ment chose to perform Wait behind and become com-
Until Dark, a suspense thriller pletely confused, but tedious
involving con men, murder, was definitely an adjective
and – of course – a doll full of that crossed anyone’s mind.
heroin. The final scene, featuring
Starring David Malinak as Malinak and Call, brought
Henry Roat, Jr. and Lani Call as the play to a dramatic climax,
Susy Hendrix, the show was eliciting gasps from several
easily one of the best present- audience members and leav-
ed in the last four years. In his ing all with a lingering sense
brilliant turn as Roat, Malinak of unease.
lent a fresh face to the often I have attended virtually
monotonous drama roster; every CV show in the last four
Call was completely believable years, and there is no question
as a reliant, yet feisty blind that this most recent produc-
housewife. tion can compete with the
The show was buoyed by best of them. It was creepy,
a fantastic supporting cast unexpected and expertly
including Dexter Calkins (Sgt. executed.
Carlino), Ashton Toth (Mike (And did I look over my
Talman) and Katelyn Graham shoulder as I left the dark the-
(Gloria). Also, thanks to the atre? Yes. Yes, I did.) Senior Lani Call and Junior Ashton Toth putting on a performance during Wait Until Dark.
Bludgers, Beaters and Brooms, oh my! Mackynzie Watts
Quidditch, a popular sport in the wizarding Gandalf swings his arm wildly,” Calkins said of his
world of Harry Potter, came into a very Muggle favorite Harry Potter movie. (Yes, we know that
reality on October 2nd,2010 Gandalf isn’t in Harry Potter).
The brainchild of senior Dexter Calkins, Quid- Sophomore Rachel Langford says that her
ditch Club started as a positive experience at favorite character in the series is Dumbledore,
Lewis and Clark High School and turned into a because “he is so wise and that beard is so lus-
club that Calkins wants to stay at CV even after cious”.
he graduates. Quidditch, when played by Muggles, looks
He estimates that 33 almost like Quidditch played by
people showed up at “Quidditch is actual wizards. The bludgers still
the first game, and a few knock people off of their brooms
(including myself ) were quite possibly the and the snitch still escapes the
dressed in Harry Potter grasp of almost everyone. The only
attire. coolest thng ever.“ real difference is that the bludgers
Right now, Calkins is can’t actually kill you and nobody is
planning a Quidditch - Dexter Calkins really flying.
World Cup between CV After playing a game of Quid-
and LC, but he wants to ditch, or three, or four, you should
make it into an open tournament so anyone can be quite tired, if you were trying hard enough.
come. His goal is to have about ten teams play- Langford says that she was “parched” after the
ing in a huge park. game. Many people also feel a sense of longing
“I can’t decide between The Deathly Hallows for a real-life Hogwarts.
and The Goblet of Fire,” said Calkins about which The game was a blast, and hopefully we’ll see
of the books is his favorite. even more people at the next one, which should
“The Order of the Phoenix movie did the best be happening sometime this month. Keep an
job of capturing the change of tone in J.K. eye out for flyers in the hall!
Senior Dexter Calkins looking rather victorious during a meeting of quidditch club. Rowling’s writing, and the best part was when
CV Superstars: Got talent?
When it comes to talent, Central Valley High School is probably the number one students and even professionals. Talk about nerve-wracking! However, according to
keeper of talented students. Whether it’s choir singers or actors, football all-stars, or Ross, “it’s the coolest band ever.”
even musicians, CV never fails to find one or more who shine bright. For David Ross, a Throughout his years at CV, Ross has obtained many close friends. A quick inter-
junior at CV, has found his place as the best pianist in the school. view with Mr. Muzatko proved that Ross’s relationship with the students and teachers
Ross has contributed his work with the school’s choir concerts, dancing perfor- is fun, yet professional.
mances, and even retirement homes. Mr. Elliot, CV’s choir teacher, has spent time “David is very responsible, positive and mature for his age,” said Mr. Muzatko. But,
with David, who is also an accompanist for the choir. is too concerned about his fashion sense such as shoes and glasses,”.
Despite his musical talent, “I haven’t gotten him excited about singing yet,” said We all know that Ross has the talent but the question is if he will pursue his career
Elliot. in music when he graduates from CV. “It’s a super competitive career,” said Ross.
If you think that being a professional pianist is difficult, what do you say to being a It doesn’t seem like anyone has any doubts for Ross succeeding in music. “He can
professional pianist/trombone player? Ross has not only played piano for the school, go as far as he wants to go,” said Mr. Muzatko.
but he also plays trombone for MCJO, MasterClass Jazz Orchestra program located
downtown. He has had the privilege of working alongside other musically talented
Central Valley High School Examiner
Features Page 5
Nuit de crêpe
Ever wondered what a crepe was? If speaker because he his one of the foreign
you’d gone to Crepe Night you’d have exchange student’s parents. Mrs. Heacock
found out; it was something you didn’t wanted to be able to have Crepe Night
want to miss out on! because it gives the students a chance to
This open-to-all crepe night “has been do something that’s very French.
going on easily for 4 years,” said Mrs. Hea- Some of you might be wondering what
cock, the French teacher. a crepe might be, so here’s Grace Ander-
The turn-out was exceptional, Crepe son’s description: “It’s a thin pancake that
Night brought in a total of $290; this mon- you fill-up and devour as fast as you can!”
ey goes towards their operating money Another student who went to Crepe
for the year. Some of the money generally Night who isn’t in French was senior Dex-
goes towards some kind of charity; this ter Calkins. He was a little worried about
year the French club was thinking about going because it would be his first time
giving their money to a fellow student. attending.
Making the crepes was very time con- “Everybody was very gentle and under-
suming. Several of the officers along with standing about my lack of understanding
Mrs. Heacock spent several hours prepar- about how to form a crepe… but it was
ing for this special event. The batter itself absolutely delicious,” Calkins said.
is pretty easy to make, but each batch had Crepe Night was once again a success,
to sit for an hour. Both the officers and Mrs. and I’m sure will be one again next year.
Heacock put a lot of work into this event to It gives the students a little taste of the
make it a great success. French life, which is the whole point, so
At Crepe Night they were able to bring a the mission is accomplished.
speaker who came from Montreal, Canada
to talk to them about the French aspects Karissa Elliott and Cody Bafus were two of many who participated during crepe night.
of Canada. They were able to get this
Food drive success
40 percent of all the food produced in the US is thrown out, while 15 million
children die everyday from starvation – about 3.6 per second. Fortunately, CV
students are working to improve this situation. We managed to exceed our food
drive goal; in 9 days, our school raised $10,381.97 and donated 20, 138 items feed
However, all of that food will only last a month at the Northwest Food Bank, so if
you are able to donate time or money to the Food Bank, they could really use your
support! Great job, CV!
Jessica Boynton and Mariah Crosby cooking up some crepes.
How to not
How to: Not embarrass your- Don’t dance to any music you This year Mr. Arte’s class gathered a grand total of of 3,434 items for the food drive.
self while dancing aren’t comfortable with this
Act Now, join WDFY
can only make dancing all that
Now we all know that there much more embarrassing for
are several dances coming up you.
this year, so here are some vital Pick music that goes with
tips that will help you to not your natural rhythm; this saves Mitch Rasmussen
embarrass yourself while you the embarrassment of looking While listening to the announcements and opportunity to show their talents through video,
dance the night away. like a spaz on the dance floor. walking through the halls, you will have seen art, poetry, script writing, and other media with
Don’t intentionally try to em- Don’t try to look like you can or heard of WDFY or Act Now. I was confused the message “It only takes once.”
barrass yourself by doing such dance when you really can’t. because I know what WDFY is, Washington Drug M: Why did you get involved with WDFY?
dances as the sprinkler. This doesn’t really help your Free Youth, but the Act Now contest confused R: I have seen the negative effects of drug
Go with the beat of the music situation. me. So I decided to sit down with the WDFY addiction on the user, the family, and the com-
and remember that there isn’t Try to always have fun and try leader, Mrs. Ristau, a teacher at CV. munity. My hope is no other kid or family has to
just one way of dancing. not to embarrass yourself. Following is my interview with Ristau, she will endure the pain of drug addiction.
Get lost in the crowd of With this fool proof advice be abbreviated with R, and I will be M. M: What makes the Act Now competition so
people, but don’t somehow you will be on your way to not M: What is WDFY? special?
end up in the center. Remem- embarrassing yourself while R: A state sponsored substance free group for R: Winners will receive generous prizes worth
ber to smile. dancing in no time. Enjoyment high school students who choose to live sub- $400 to $1000 as well as their work published and
Practice if you’re really wor- ensues. Dance responsibly stance free. produced in a film format. It will be shown live for
ried. Put on some sweat pants M: What is the purpose for WDFY? various Spokane audiences.
and turn up the music. R: To promote and provide activities that are
You could always take a fun and teach students you don’t need to use WDFY is still taking applications, and if you
dance class if you’re really para- drugs to have fun; also to provide information want to get involved, I recommend it. I am now
noid about your dancing. about the negative consequences of substance going to go because I signed up and I need to
Don’t be a klutz, and if you abuse. pee in a cup. Don’t worry, I’ll wash my hands.
are, try to dance to a song that M: What is Act Now?
you know won’t make you trip R: Act Now is a media contest offered by a
over your own feet on a flat video company and sponsored by generous busi-
surface. nesses in Spokane. They are giving students an
Arts & Entertainment Central Valley High School Examiner
To Belieb or not Belieb, Halo: Reach Double Feature
that is the question
Justin Bieber hit the music is making these girls so crazy
The Campaign: from the
scene in 2008 and has been
impossible to ignore ever since.
Though not everyone may
All of his “beliebers” will deny
it, but the only reason his music
beginning you know the end
be a fan, everyone has heard goes platinum is because of his Ryan Danly
of him. People all across the looks, the beat, and the facts You’d never guess it but yours John-117, that isn’t as ADHD as warthog was instrumental in
world have been infected with that the lyrics have enough in- truly, Captain Fabulous, Chief of ODST. proceeding through a lot of the
“Bieber Fever”. fluence to make pre-teen girls the Fashion Police, is secretly a Back to Reach though. The Covenant aerial-heavy levels but
He may only be 5 foot 3, but believe that they actually have Halo Nerd, and not just Halo but game begins, after a foreboding the AI drivers drive like drunken,
girls around the globe are com- a chance with him. Zelda, Battlestar Galactica, Eure- intro clip, with your character blindfolded monkeys.
pletely obsessed with him. “He probably doesn’t really ka, Ratchet and Clank, and Dark Noble-Six joining Noble Team to I do, however, hate that you
“It’s pathetic,” said a female feel that way, he’s just singing Cloud. Need I continue? That’s fill a recently vacated position, can only carry two of each gre-
junior who would like to about what girls want to hear,” right, I love mowing Jackals and quickly you are thrown into nade type, and it’s just the UNSC
remain anonymous, “if you’re the anonymous junior said. down with the Spiker, engulfing the flames as what is suspected Standard Frag Grenade and the
going to idolize someone it Bieber’s songs are insanely some Elites in a massive plasma to be an Innie Attack (Innies are Covenant Plasma Grenade. I’m a
should be because of what popular. It’s not because blast from an adhered plasma Human Insurgents of the Insur- bad shot with the frag grenade,
they say, do, or what they whoever writes his music is a grenade, and pulverizing a trio rection Terrorist Group) on a so usually I’ve really only got two
believe in, not what they look melodic genius, or because of brutes with the Grav Hammer. UNSC observation outpost that grenades. This is really unfor-
like.” his lyrics are unique, deep, or So of course, I’ve known about turns out to be the first attack of tunate if say, you come across
Bieber was only 13 years old powerful, it’s because young the Halo: Reach release since the Covenant invasion force on a hunter pair and you’re in the
when he was first signed; the girls think he’s cute. And that is last August. Per usual, Bungie the planet Reach. worst possible spot to take them
kid isn’t talentless. a shame. doesn’t disappoint. Recently, Bungie introduced a few from behind with only six shots
“They’re horrible songs,” she “I feel like it gives girls a false I got my hands on a copy and new elements to the franchise and two reloads left in your
said, “but they’re so catchy.” hope of what guys are really proceeded to complete the cam- in Reach; one of them was spiker and 6 shots in the clip of
Many have said, however, that like,” she said. paign within two days, a little the amazing new Sabre, an your sidearm *cough.*
he sings like a girl. Bieber may only be 16, but over 6 hours total; a guys’ still “experimental” new upper- I absolutely loved the ele-
Being a Bieber fan is one the Bieber Fever epidemic con- got to have a life you know. It atmospheric/space fighter jet, ment of Noble Team; nearly all
thing, being Bieber obsessed tinues to run rampant through- was so good I played it a second which you actually get to fly and of the game, you have at least
is quite another. Several of out the globe. Watch out, you time and beat it in less time than fight in. The game creators also one fellow Spartan Noble Team
his performances have raised may be next. before. gave us a few new toys in the member fighting alongside you,
crowd safety concerns. What If you’ve read The Fall of Reach weapons department; I found with other soldiers too usually.
you essentially know how this the UNSC Grenade Launcher Overall I give Halo: Reach five
Portugal goes Ghetto game ends; this game, however,
introduces a new viewpoint, one
that’s different than the normal
difficult to use against Covenant
infantry but useful when you
find yourself in need of a rocket
stars out of five. It’s an amazing
game with awesome weapons, a
great storyline and eye-popping
Mackynzie Watts plot as Master Chief Petty Officer launcher or EMP. The new rocket graphics.
In the sprawling, all-encompassing genre of music that is indie,
one band in the smallish experimental subgenre stands out. That
band is Portugal. The Man, and their release of American Ghetto
last March has helped them gain even more notoriety.
In the opening track, “The Dead Dog,” lyrics like “they know it all,
so they got nothing else to know/Forget it all when they fly back
to Mexico”, combined with frontman John Gourley’s dreamy voice
really help the album flow together.
While it was hard to choose a favorite song of mine is “Fantas-
options, one outcome
tic Pace.” It’s catchy and memorable, employing their signature
imagery-rich lyrics and distorted guitars, which add to the experi- This article is strictly about the multiplayer for community maps from Forge to be added,
mental feel of this album and everything else that Portugal has aspect of the game so if you want to learn about there are only 8 core maps, but the maps that are
already done. the campaign and story, please refer to the story on there are not horrible so it makes up for it.
Compared with their previous release, The Satanic Satanist, above. Forge in Halo 3 was horrible; it was in its early
American Ghetto sounds just a bit more polished, with Gourley’s I feel that what I am about to say may upset a stages and was difficult to set your object exactly
voice reaching a slightly deeper range than the almost falsetto few readers, but I think that Reach has a better where you want it, and you could only add to
sound that listeners are used to. multiplayer experience than Modern Warfare 2. existing maps and you were not given as much
If you like MGMT, Vampire Weekend, or Passion Pit, you’d prob- MW2 may have a great multiplayer platform, but creativity as I would have liked, but no more!
ably like Portugal. The Man. These bands all employ voice, key- it is unequal to all players. If you are a higher level, Forge has been redone and has greatly improved.
board and guitar techniques that will leave you feeling hopelessly you have better guns. Some of you may think that You now have more control over the objects. You
nostalgic one minute and calmly blissful the next. I am not good at MW2 but with Reach everyone can move them slowly, add small additions to
Overall, this is a great album and I highly recommend it to any- starts out with the same weapons and the power the position of the object using coordinates, and
one with ears. weapons (snipers, rockets, shotguns, etc.) are scat- snap objects up to 90 degrees. Another addition
tered around the maps. to Forge is Forge World where all of your favorite
Apple Store opens If you are a fan of the series, then you will be
happy to know that all your old playlists are back,
Slayer, Team Slayer, Big Team Battle, Odd Ball,
Halo 2 and Halo 3 maps are broken up into natural
Reach is one of the best Xbox Live multiplayer
Daymin Marrs Capture the Flag, well you get the point. Also there games you can pick up. If you don’t have it yet go
The first step in: angels sing iPod touch and wanting to buy are some new playlists: Head Hunter, SWAT (a new get it. If you do have it, I look forward to destroy-
from above. The second: the it, I was told that they were sold update), and Invasion. ing you in Team SWAT.
whiteness of everything blinds out and they had no idea when Invasion is a new objective game. It is either at-
you. The third: you are in total they were getting in more. tack or defense, depending on what
awe and the fourth you finally Then there were the acces- team you are on. Invasion is a Spar-
begin to soak everything in. sories… a solid wall of them. tan vs. Elite and you are supposed to
The new Apple store down- From the floor to the ceiling, take down generators and capture
town is filled with tables upon completely covered, every- either a hard drive or another bulky
tables of Apple technology, thing you need to completely object and extract the object to
two tables of iPads, a table customize your MacBook, iPod your Pelican or Phantom.
of iPod touches, and another or iPhone, even things to com- My new favorite game mode is
table stacked with iPhones. pletely wire your house with SWAT, which is Spartan vs. Spartan,
There’s more of the same all the brand new iTV. no shields and only Designated
throughout the store with With the lack of service and Marksmen Rifles (DMRs) and pistols.
almost every single Apple lack of products actually in This playlist is nothing but head
product. stock, the Apple store is a good shots. While playing, do not be
The customer service was place to go and find out what surprised if you hear one of your
rather lacking though unfortu- product you want by trying teammates yell a string of curse
nately. I was in there for around them out. Just don’t expect to words as someone kills him and
an hour and never got asked buy anything there other than ends his streak.
if I needed help or if I wanted accessories; the prices are the The only thing that I dislike about
to actually buy anything. Then same elsewhere and you can Reach is the lack of maps that
when I went up to the front get them at the time you want. launched. Although there is room
desk and asked about the new Noble Six is headed for battle
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Arts & Entertainment Page 7
A week in someone Despicable Are
else’s life Me: Not so you
Walking a mile in someone’s shoes show because lately it has been Jersey
sounds intimidating right? How Shore and The Real World type shows.
about living with a complete stranger But what is The World of Jenks?
for a week and learning what makes “It’s just honestly capturing unique The lights go out, the screen lights up and you pre-
them a unique individual? How’s that personalities of our generation, pare yourself for the movie; with popcorn in your lap
for intimidating? people from all walks of life that are and pop in your hand, you are ready.
Andrew Jenks is a 24 year old film putting their stamp on society. It’s Despicable Me directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris
maker us being able to live with Renaud, and stars Steve Carell as Gru and Julie An-
who has them, and sleep where drews as Gru’s mom in this PG Disney Pixar movie. This
released a “A piece of each they sleep, eat what they cartoon character, Gru, pursues to steal the moon with
new and eat, and just experience a little help from three little girls.
intelligent one of them is things right alongside The story is about the super villains, instead of the Alisha Allen
show on them the way they do for superheroes that we all grew up to admire. As with There are two types of grand-
MTV. Jenks inspirational in one however long it may be, 7 every story there is a hero, but will this hero follow his parents: there are the sweet,
spends a to 10 days. You really get villainous ways or follow his heart? cookie baking grandparents,
week with way or another.” a chance to see, through New super villains are conquering the older genera- and then there are the wild and
a complete this program, just what’s tion; Gru tries hard to overrule the new change, and extreme grandparents.
stranger, - Andrew Jenks at stake for these different produces the plan of stealing the moon, but a super RED, Retired and Extremely
learning young people,” Jenks said villain with talent named Vector destroys his plan Dangerous, came out in the-
unique things about that person, during an interview with popeater. by stealing his device. Gru adopts three orphan girls aters last Friday. RED is an action
while also showing viewers that these com. named Margo, Edith and Agnes to help him steal back packed comedy starring the
people do not fit into the stereotype If you are looking for an intelligent the device, but they are more trouble than he had ex- one and only Bruce Willis. Willis
of that group. show, this show will definitely give pected children would be. The best part of the movie plays a retired CIA top agent
Jenks has followed, since the start you that little uplift from watching is when he is just enjoying life for the first time with named Frank who is trying to
of the season, several types of people. the latest episode of Jersey Shore. the three girls. fit into a normal life. However,
Jenks has lived with a 20 year old Jenks drives home the that these Gru’s minions are hilarious and keep you laughing because of the secrets he knows,
man with autism who lives with his aren’t just people who fit into the throughout the movie. But there is another matter to the Agency is on a mission to
parents, an MMA fighter who is not stereotype of an Autistic person, a rap think about. Gru has a dog, but the real question is; is destroy all of the ex-agents. His
as violent as one would think, and a star, a homeless woman, and a poker it really a dog or a messed up experiment of his? over-the-phone crush, played by
homeless girl who lives in the streets player addicted to gambling, but they The movie lacks mindless pondering and it didn’t Mary-Louise Parker, is caught up
of San Francisco, and these are only are their own individuals and they are wrap around the potential for the movie’s storyboard. in the life changing adventure
three of the many people he has met. not stupid, or a thug, a bum. Mindless plotting helps brings many ideas to the as well.
Jenks started his documentary ca- So be sure to catch The World of table and Pixar could have done better on the twisted Other actors that are well
reer with a film about living in an as- Jenks, on Mondays at 10 pm on MTV. world they made. known play in RED: Morgan
sisted living home called “Room 335.” It will be worth it. Maybe you will find The Despicable Me movie will be out on DVD on De- Freeman as Joe, John Malkovich
Since then he has had a few projects, that not everyone fits into a stereo- cember 14th, just in time for you to get it for a younger as Marvin, and Helen Mirren as
but now he has his very own show on type. sibling or cousin for Christmas. This is not a movie just Victoria who all play as other
MTV. It is nice to have an intelligent for children; it is guaranteed for anyone who loves to ex-agents.
laugh. The retired agents are under-
Moon Dollar- As estimated in power and clever-
A+ for Easy A ness as the Agency continues to
attempt to kill them. However,
stellar as it sounds
even though this movie was one
Kristi Kennedy of the best, it could have been
There are many new movies coming out and one of the best is longer. The director created
Easy A! a great movie plot; I just wish
Wittney Sadler that the movie could have been
When I first stepped out of my was delicious. Overall the big Easy A is definitely what I would call a “chick flick.” It’s crammed
and packed with girl drama, girl talk, gossip, and high school ro- dragged out more.
car, I wasn’t quite sure what to dipper burger was very filling
mance. If I had to categorize Easy A, it would be comedy, romance, With this movie’s very flew
think; it was labeled as a coffee and had a nice charcoal taste to
chick flick, and drama all in one! flaws, there come many great
house which made me instantly it but was slightly overdone, so
Easy A is about a clean-cut high school student, Olive (Emma Hollywood scenes. One of my
skeptical, but don’t let that if you don’t like your hamburger
Stone) who relies on the school’s rumors to make her social and favorite involved Bruce Willis, as
fool you. This little place called cooked well done, I would rec-
financial life better than what it already is. After a lie spreads shown in the trailers, when you
Moon Dollars is much more ommend saying something.
around school about Olive losing her virginity, Olive takes a turn would think for sure he was go-
than just a simple little coffee I was also able to try some of
down the wrong path that will soon dig her a deeper hole than ing to be side swiped by a stolen
house. their pizza. This was also made
ever. police car. Luckily, he moved
As I took my first few steps in- on their handcrafted Rathdrum
If you watch this movie be prepared to laugh your guts out and out of the bumpers path right in
side I was pleasantly surprised; I Prairie wheat bread. It was
have your jaw drop! Easy A is sort of an inappropriate movie and time, creating yet another Kodak
was greeted with warm smiling called the asteroid storm pizza.
is not recommended for the little ones for they would not under- moment for Bruce Willis.
faces pretty instantaneously It also had a very good flavor;
stand one bit of the movie! That’s right guys, this is the time to This movie is one to remember
despite the seat your-self sign. the crust was great along with
kick the little annoying siblings out and relax! and definitely one to go see this
Also it had a very modernly all the vegetables and the types
Like all movies, Easy A has its weaknesses. The movie is funny, weekend. With its action-filled
done atmosphere, with really of meat.
don’t get me wrong, but you can only have so many jokes about plot for the boys, some romance
cool electric fireplaces that you What’s so great about this
one thing. Easy A has too many jokes and lines that are practi- for the girls, and enough com-
can’t help but be impressed place is that there is a variety of
cally the same thing! Also, I think there needed to be more main edy to keep you laughing, it’s
with. food, and it’s all at an affordable
characters in the film other than just two or three. But overall, Easy one that the entire family will en-
Now let’s get to the important price. We paid approximately
A was a great movie! joy, including your grandparents.
part: the food. We started with $20 for two meals and an ap-
What I like most about Easy A is that the moral of the story is As you watch it, it tends to make
an appetizer of beer battered petizer; that’s hard to beat. Not
that if you just say something to make others proud and you you wonder if your grandparents
onion rings, which were rather to mention that the proportions
tasty. They were too browned are ginormous, so by the time aren’t being true to yourself because you want to fit in, or even if are really secret CIA agents.
for my personal taste, but far you leave you are going to be it’s just a favor for a friend, then most likely it will come back and After watching this movie, you
from burnt. These were offered stuffed, and the food is actu- bite you in the butt. It’s best to just be who you are and live true to will never see your grandparents
with a few different choices ally pretty good. It’s definitely a yourself and that is what this movie shows. the same again.
of sauces. My favorite was the place I’d go to again. Easy A is a movie that I think all of us teenage ladies needs to
thousand island mixed with The restaurant is called Moon watch. It can teach us valuable lessons when dealing with love.
mayonnaise. I then went on to Dollars. It’s located at 609 N Even you young men out there could get a few pointers from this
order the big dipper burger, and Syringa St. Post Falls, ID 83854. amazing “chick flick.”
when they say big this is by no If you need directions all you
means an exaggeration: don’t have to do is Map Quest it. They
underestimate it! even have a drive- thru. So give
This was served on their fresh it a try. You might be pleasantly
baked Rathdrum Prairie wheat surprised.
bun, with a side of fries that
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Walking through the halls you “In the hallways, I talked Dear Spill,
can hear just about anything. about how in elementary I love two of my classes and I do very well in them, but I can’t concentrate in my other classes. They
Shopping? MySpace? Or maybe school, if I couldn’t open a seem so boring and they drag on. I have tried everything I can think of to keep me interested. What do I
even music. Everyday there is banana that I would have the do?
something new said. Most of janitor do it for me,” said senior Sincerely,
the time it’s drama or current Dexter Calkins. Lost in School
events such as football games “I hear who people are taking
or dances. The most talked to homecoming and a lot about Dear Lost in School,
about topic I have heard is Scarywood,” said sophomore Unfortunately, some classes are just going to be that way. You are just going to have to stick it out this
homecoming or clothes. Ashley Stenson. semester. You might try switching into classes that you are more interested in for next semester. You
“I have heard guys talking “It was really weird how I are going to have to learn to deal with this however, especially in college. There will always be classes
about girls, and school ac- heard my friend talking about that you hate, but there isn’t much you can do if they are required. In the words of Captain Witwicky, “no
tivities,” said freshman Kaitlyn how she watched a video of a sacrifice, no victory!” Suck it up and good luck next semester!
Schoenberg. lady giving birth,” said Stenson. Good luck,
“The weirdest thing I have Almost anything can come up Spill Team
heard was hearing that my when you are walking through
He Said, She Said
mom (Mrs. Schoenberg) burnt the hallway in between classes,
mac and cheese and got really sometimes you may even hear
upset about it,” said Schoen- things you don’t want to hear.
berg. Courtney Choate
What is the best invention? “The teachers, because they
Current Events “Clothing…awkward…”
-Senior Jessica Brooks
are very helpful and they’re all
-Sophomore Missy Hoffman
Sydnee Scofield “Toilet paper, because life
33 Chilean miners are res- even be over. If the lava dome would be highly inconvenient
cued after a two month stay collapses, deadly gasses and without it.” What is the best sport and
underground. debris could seize more lives -Senior David Malinak why?
The miners endured 17 yet. “Football is the best sport be-
days of 700,000 tons of rock “Skinny jeans are the best in- cause there is a lot of tackling.”
collapsing and sealing them in vention because you can wear -Senior Kayla Peterson Austin Rasmussen a freshman.
the mine and then another 50 cute boots with them.”
days or so stuck and waiting for -Senior Jordan Jalbert “Tennis is the best sport
help. Each and every miner was because of the noises you make
rescued and returned safely to What makes Central Valley when you hit the ball.”
the surface after taking a 39 awesome? -Junior Charlie Kienbaum
minute trip through an escape “The chicken fried steak.”
shaft. -Freshman Austin Rasmussen “Football is the best sport
because there is a lot of contact
“Our girls soccer team is hot!” and it’s fun to play.”
Residents flee in any way they can as -Senior Kaleigh Fox -Sophomore Devin Van Allen
Mount Merapi releases pyroclastic
flow as seen from Klaten, Central
Java, Indonesia. The volcano spewed
a searing cloud of ash on Sunday
creating panic in the surrounding
New study reveals a link Examiner
Friends, Family and Rescuers crowd between heavy smoking and
around the elevator tube as one dementia.
miner emerges from the mine shaft.
A 23-year long study
exposed the truth that those
who smoke two packs a day
It’s barely November and yet or more have an increased risk
many North Idaho ski resorts of developing Alzheimer’s and
are already filling up with other forms of vascular demen-
snow. tia. This further proves that
Schweitzer has accumu- “smoking kills.”
lated 18 inches at the top of
the mountain, the most snow Toyota is recalling over 1.53
they’ve seen this early in a long million vehicles in the United
time. Hopefully this is a precur- States and Japan; this is
sor to the winter ahead. only the latest in a string of
problems associated with the
world’s number one auto-
An issue involving break
fluid and fuel pumps has
caused this massive, humiliat-
ing recall. Hopefully Toyota can
pick themselves up from this
The North Idaho ski resort Schweitzer
Ski Resort on Schweitzer Mountain.
An Indonesian volcano has
erupted, claiming the lives of
at least 25 villagers.
Mount Merapi has killed
before: an eruption in 1930 left
1,300 people dead and another Two Toyota Camrys on the lot of a
took the lives of 60 more in Toyota dealership. They are just one
1994. This recent explosion, of the Toyota and Lexus Models that
according to experts, may not is being recalled.