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Hoover High School ! 525 Seventh St. ! North Canton, OH 44720 October 17, 2003 ! Vol. 54 No. 2
WHICH WAY DOES
THE SCALE TIP?
Students try to gain
Students try to gain
an extra edge in
an extra edge in
Music piracy lawsuits provoke controversy
The season of fall brings a host
of new smells that can lead to strong EDITOR’S NOTE THE VIKING VIEWS
emotions. The fall air is thick with Editors-in-Chief Tyler Allchin
the smell of newly-fallen leaves, bonfires, pumpkin pie, and dryer air. There are smells of the year’s final Jonathan Dieringer
cookouts in the air, and the last few bags of grass clippings before winter. There is also the smell of fear. Managing Editors Georgiana Condric
Fall is the beginning of the school year, and after the first few weeks, reality sets in: there is work to Kristen Mooney
do, which just might determine the path you will follow for the rest of your life. For seniors, anxiety over Business Manager Kyra Schloenbach
college applications sets in. Perhaps some have just now realized that their grades matter, and they are Copy Editors Tiffany Bader
scrambling to climb up in the class rank to apply to their dream schools. People begin to panic. Kaci Lapp
This issue of The Viking Views addresses these concerns in two ways. First, we feature several stories ergis
News Editors Adele Ver gis
about not only finding the right college, but how to aquire a proper letter of recommendation as well. Lindsy Wise
The stress of college may also have other negative implications. This issue’s in-depth is a collection News In Brief Dominic Reolfi
of stories about cheating. While Kristin Mooney attempts to define “cheating,” other stories examine this Beats Editor Nick DeFazio
question in greater detail, focusing on more specific areas of the problem. Danny Savage addresses Features Editors Khalei Fogle
performance-enhancing drugs in athletics, and Beth Simmerman examines the use of personal trainers. Sarah Upperman
Along with fall, a number of controversial sports issues have arrived. When it was announced that Featured Student Kat Bello
the soccer field would be shared by lacrosse as well, there were a number of mixed feelings from parents Health Column Meghann Gunn
In-Depth Editors Meghan Pifer
and players. Jon Dieringer sifts through the varying interpretations of the issue on page 40. Tyler Allchin Beth Simmerman
takes a look at the Ohio High School Athletic Association and their system of ruling on local athletic issues, Angela Stobbs
on page 38. Opinion Editors Steve Aquino
Lastly, the staff would like to thank everyone who offered positive comments on our last issue; we Kate Roshak
believe that this one will be even better. So relax, count to 10 and don’t stress out. Enjoy The Viking Views. Opinion Columnist Don Kotnik
Poll Page Jamie DiEugenio
Entertainment Editors Mik e Aquino
Events Calendar Nikita Reiserer
Sports Editors Don Kotnik
Two photographs were credited to the wrong photographer. The photo on page 6 was taken by Megan Tulodzieski and the Danny Savage
photograph on page 10 was taken by Emily Kuhn. Jeff Wallick
In the News in Brief column, it was published that the cover and end sheet of the 2002 Viking yearbook would be printed Spor ts Columnist Tyler Allc hin
in Herff Jones’ Ideas That Fly yearbook spotlight. Several outstanding spreads will also be published in the book. Featured Athletes Brandon Hugg
Billing Manager Chris Tomin
Circulation Manager Sean Bhagat
Adver tising Design Me g an Tulodzieski
Research Assistant Ashley Fogle
Photo Editors Amanda Crawford
Art Editors Mike Cook
Public Relations Anne DeFazio
Freelance Photographers Patrick Dahl
Freelance Artist Nic k Nov otn y
Adviser Ms . P amela A. McCar th y
Ms. Pamela thy
!Kaitlynn Gunn and sisters ! ”Trading Spaces” producer !Senior Annie Revoldt, leading
Courtney and Kristen Mooney Larry Blase addresses the sev- in front of a pack of runners, The Viking Views
enjoy the fruits – er, veg- enth period video productions strives for the finish. Both cross Hoover High School
525 Seventh Street NE
etables – of a corn maze. For class. Blase visited the studio to country teams are state ranked North Canton, Ohio 44720
more ideas for fall fun, turn to share real-world television pro- at the same time. For more on
Mike Aquino’s story on page duction experiences with students the Hoover cross country, see thcanton.sparcccc.or
Email vv1nc@nor thcanton.spar cc .or g
Web http://www.nor thcanton.spar cc.or g/~vv1nc/
13. who wish to enter similar fields. Adele Vergis’ story on page 36. Tune into HVTV every morning
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Notes to math
cheating is a part of
high school that everyone is aware
of. But where does one draw the
line between aid and artifice?
See page 22 34
news features 19 Students talk back
4 The 2003 Election 12 R eal hauntings in Nor th Poll page
ADELE VERGIS helps us asses the Canton
candidates GEORGIE CONDRIC shares a culture
5 Homecoming a sucess student’s supernatural experi- downloader ace
30 Music do wnloader s fface
6 Leader ship r etur ns to camp ence obstacles NICK DEFAZIO writes
Other Hoover camp experiences Creepy haunted houses about the pirates that scour the
7 Video Productions takes a hike 13 Fun Halloween activities school hallways
8 Students impact dress code 14 College visitations 31 Janet Evanovich’s ‘Full Speed”
9 “West Side Stor y” tr y outs spar k Parking lot accidents reviewed
interest 15 ecommendation
Letter s of r ecommenda tion 34 Saying goodbye to ‘Friends’
? the voice emy
38 J er em y Mar tin comes fface-to-
18 Editorial page Opinions given ace-to-
ON THE COVER...
on lacrosse using the soccer f ace with OSHAA TYLER ALLCHIN
Ashley Pucci illustrates the statue of field talks with him about his athletic
justice questioning the line between Editorial cartoon eligibility
academic aids and cheating Lacrosse play Hoov
40 Lacr osse play er s to use Hoov er
!News in Brief p.9 !Your Voice p.19
41 ‘Tis the season of high school
!Features Column p.16 !’Noise’ CD Reviews p.32 rivalries
!Get to Know... p.16 !Stop Making Sense p.33 Girls tennis update
!Think Healthy Thoughts...with Meghann p.17 !Culture Calendar p.35 Cross country scrambambles tow ard
42 Cr oss countr y scr amb les to w ar d
!Letters to the Editor p.21 !Spotlight On... p.35 victor y
!Pop Culture Cassidy p.21 !Z Marks the Spot p.43 Volleyball update
!Viking Virtue p.21 !Tyler’s Tirade p.44 43 Football update
!Kotnik’s Chronicle p.20 !Game Faces p.44
10.17.03 ! The Viking Views
Candidates reach out Rice, as well as challengers Osborne and While the candidates generally agree
Issues affect both East, hope to work with the Hoover on the economic and social needs of the
teens, adults companyin efforts to make a strong
city, their views on the politics of the city
are specific to their own campaigns.
BY ADELE VERGIS Staff Writer
“We need a plan for economic devel- Osborne feels that total open access
Though the 2004 presidential election opment,” East said. “I would like to call to public documents is important in or-
is more than a year away, the polls are a team together and take some type of der to have a more “open, honest, and
once again a topic of conversation in proactive action, and do whatever I can efficient government.”
North Canton. This November one of do to keep jobs here.” Osbourne also feels that citizens’
the most highly competitive mayoral Osborne agrees that the jobs pro- needs should be agressivly adressed.
“When people have a problem
“If you don’t like what you see in the current city it needs to be immediately cor-
rected,” he said.
government, then try a new direction.” East agrees that the needs of the
-GORDON EAST, MAYORAL CANDIDATE residents should be aggressively
addressed. However he feels the
races in the city’s history will take place vided by the Hoover company are im- most pressing political matter in this elec-
when councilman at-large Chuck portant, but feels the city must look to tion is the lack of unity in the city govern-
Osborne, and political newcomer Gordon revenue and business development, re- ment.
East challenge incumbent Tom Rice. gardless of the outcome. In relation to teens, East feels that the
Each candidate agrees that issues Another important issue being raised one of the best ways we can become in-
such as the future of the Hoover Co., the in the election is the improvement of in- formed about the political workings of
city’s economic growth, and improve- frastructure such as traffic, sewers, and our government is to attend a city coun-
ment of public facilities, are pressing. water. Osborne feels this issue is not cil meeting.
In his re-election campaign, current only important for adults, but for teens “Go to a council meeting before No-
mayor, Tom Rice, feels jobs are an espe- as well. vember fourth,” he said. “If you don’t
cially important issue in this election, for “[Young adults] hear their parents talk like what you see in the current city gov-
both teens and adults. about stable employment and safe neigh- ernment, then try a new direction.”
“Jobs are very important for teens borhoods, and [they] get a sense of well Rice also feels that student participa-
coming directly out of high school, or being in their community if their parents tion is an important aspect of the gov-
college a few years down the road,” he do,” he said. ernment.
said. “One of the most important things Rice agrees that aspects such as “The most important message for
is a good job market to support a family safety, good streets and water will be im- young adults is to be knowledgeable
and have a career.” portant to those students who choose about candidates and to express their
In order to maintain a good job market to return to North Canton after college. opinions by voting,” he said. ! v v
Council at-Large(three elected) Marcia Kiesling, Kathy Magel, Daniel J. Peters,
Gregory R. Sarbach, Bill Smith
Ward 1 (one elected) Doub Foltz, Jack L. Patterson
Ward 2 (one elected) David E. Lindower, Jordan Greenwald
Ward 3 (one elected) Rick McLaughlin, Doug Lane
Ward 4(one elected) Jon F. Snyder
School Board (two elected) Nancy Bundy, Terry Moore, David Griffing, Fred Owens II,
4 ! The Viking Views ! 10.17.03
Seniors “rock the vote” or not they are doing a good job, voters
a civic duty [to vote],” she said, “and he
BY ADELE VERGIS Staff Writer
gave me the form to register.” must voice their opinions.
While many of Hoover’s students are These efforts have not been enough, “People feel powerless so they don’t
too young to vote, those who are eligible according to Clevenger. He feels that take time to participate, but even minori-
have recently registered and are eager to most of his peers only care about “par- ties have to voice their opinions or their
voice their opinions on local issues in tying and girls,” and though he does not complaints will never be heard,” he said.
the upcoming election. exclude himself from these interests, he Clevenger admits that political apathy
Senior Brenna Doyle looks forward to also feels that it is important for every in schools is even more noticeable dur-
voting in the upcoming election, because one to become involved politically. ing a local election, because less and less
she feels it is important to make a choice “Voting is one of the only ways Ameri- people are involved, but that in no way
in society. Doyle also feels encourage- cans can get their voices heard,” he said. excuses those who can vote and don’t.
ment by the social studies department AP American history and Intro to Law “Not voting in a local election allows
has pushed her to take voting seriously. teacher, Mr. Charles Collier agrees. Add- people [one may not support] to take
“Mr. Collier always told us that it was ing that for our officials to know whether control of the town you live in.” he said. !
A walk down the red carpet...
BY LINDSY WISE Staff Writer school crowned its king and queen dur-
! Seniors Alex Ramsey and Lindsay Milhoan
ing half time. This year’s royalty are se-
smile for the camera at this year’s homecoming
Flashes of light, loud rumblings that niors Alex Ramsey and Lindsay Milhoan. dance. The pair were crowned King and Queen
shook walls, and more drenched kids “It was something unique and I was at the football game against McKinley.
than ever seen before; no it’s not a glad for whoever voted for me and who-
weather report from this September, it was ever nominated me,” Ramsey said.
the scene at this year’s homecoming And while the fans were a little un-
dance. There were 988 students in at- happy with Mother Nature the king,
tendance; all of who had the opportu- queen, and their families did not seem to
nity to enjoy bass loaded music and tak- mind.
ing more pictures than Kodak would “My friend gave us [her parents and
know what to do with. her] an umbrella during half time, but we
This year’s theme, “Roll Out the Red ended up ditching it. It was more fun
Carpet”, was presented with city street playing in the rain,” Milhoan said.
backdrops and red, black, and silver “It was fun going out there at pre-
decorations covering the school, all put game,” Ramsey said. “I wasn’t out there
together by student council members, at half time, it was just my mom and my
who decided not to hire professional grandma, but they said they had a lot of
help this year. Advisers, Miss Snyder fun”. “I had a great night,
and Mrs. Kohler did not regret the deci- However, for the queen the night felt
sion. a bit awkward at first. As queen Milhoan but I’m never going out in a crown
“We were very proud of their decora- was required to wear her tiara to dinner, again.”
tions,” Snyder said. which drew quite a few looks from res- -– LINDSAY MILHOAN, 2003 HOMECOMING QUEEN
Snyder and Kohler claim their sole taurant bystanders.
job was to distribute the funds. “I had a great night, but I’m never ciate everyone’s efforts to make this
“We’re just like your parents. We are going out in a crown again,” Milhoan homecoming memorable.
the money ladies,” Snyder said. said. “As advisers we want to thank ev-
While student council worked hard to Even the staff had a good night. Miss eryone who helped to make the dance
decorate, there was also a football team Snyder and Mrs. Kohler went as chaper- a success; teachers, administrators,
working hard to win their homecoming ones as well as advisors and were happy parents, and most of all the students,”
game and with rain pouring down, the to see the dance went well. They appre- Snyder said. !
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Cinderella story: touches others
speaker Johnny Title. There were 18 good time to share,” Mrs. Bradway, Lead-
BY TIFFANY BADER Staff Writer
schools in attendance, making up 350 ership Council adviser said.
Fairy Godmothers really do exist, and students. Spehar felt that the group breakups
not just in Senior Dan Lenzer found the speaker helped to build teamwork.
Cinderella. They to be very inspirational and informative. After this, they got back together with
exist right here Junior Natalie Spehar said he was very their school and discussed their project.
at Hoover, motivating, and was impressed by all that It was then that Hoover decided to stick
through the he had overcome in life. with the Fairy Godmother Project they
Leadership “It was inspiring to hear his story,” began last year.
C o u n c i l ’s Spehar said. However, they wanted to make some
Fairy God- Title was born premature and wasn’t changes this year. Instead of just col-
mother expected to make it out of the hospital. lecting dresses, this year the drive will
Project. He lived, and though crippled and in a collect purses and shoes as well. The
They wheelchair, has gone on to accomplish a project will also be advertised more than
collect old lot in his life. He formed a foundation to it was last year.
for- mal dresses give wheelchairs to people who needed Lenzer said that the group might try
and accessories them and couldn’t afford them. themed fundraisers, something like a hat
and deliver them According to Spehar, he makes you day, for example, to collect money to put
t o girls who want to become a part of the charity. into the drive.
attend inner-city The students also broke up into They’re also contacting dry-cleaners
schools and who wouldn’t groups with students from other schools, to try and have the dresses dry-cleaned
otherwise be able to afford a dress. where they had the chance to discuss when they’re collected.
In order to try and improve their what projects they all did. As far as school involvement goes,
project this year, Leadership sent 55 stu- “[This was a] time for our kids to be Bradway said, “it’s a good project, it will
dents to Green High School to listen to with leaders from other schools. It was a just keep getting better.” ! V
Campers become leaders
David Wright. want.”
BY CHRISTIN MISANIK Staff Writer
“I’m a big fan of his music,” said youth She said the camp experience en-
Leadership camp members are back staff member Brenna Doyle, a family friend couraged students to take an active
from camp today and ready to “Create a of Wright’s. “I thought it would be great role in school and local volunteer ac-
New Reality.” The three-day retreat held to invite him back to camp to perform tivities for the upcoming year.
at Camp Wanakee invited the 62 campers some of his songs.” “It’s the one club where you really
to have some fun while learning the skills In addition to the incentives and the feel that you’ve made an impact be-
required to become a genuine leader. concert, the new leadership members cause you can see the results right
To challenge the campers in teamwork, were presented with a theme that “was away. Your ideas and creativity really
the youth staff group created four new open to every individual’s interpretation,” influences others. It’s contagious.”
incentives: King’s Finger, Trust Fall, Doyle said. Mrs. Bradway was pleased with
Stomp Garden and the Trolley. “Create a New Reality” could mean the camp’s outcome and hopes to in-
“The incentives are a big part of the something different for everyone accord- corporate the lessons for the Leader-
camp experience,” said youth staff mem- ing to Strawn.
ship Club throughout the year.
ber Christine Strawn, “They really bring “I think [the theme] is a real opportu-
the campers together and they’re great nity for the whole year, because you can “I hope [the campers] take the new
for teambuilding…you get to see how ev- make the change you want to see by em- and unique opportunity to lean more
eryone works together.” bracing the fact that we can change some about themselves and be secure in
Also new for the Leadership camp was things,” Strawn said. “We’re not telling who they are because that what it
a concert preformed by 2002 Hoover [the campers] to do something, we’re giv- takes to be true leaders,” she said. !V
graduate and former youth staff member ing them the option to make it what they
6 ! The Viking Views ! 10.17.03
Classes ‘bond’ at Muskingum
BY KATE ROSHAK
COURTESY OF MRS. VALETA DRAKE
Lights, camera, action!
Producing news on
camera takes time; after all
the cuts and re-takes, cam-
eramen may feel stressed
and overwhelmed by all
The same is true for
those on the other side of
the camera. The two crews
must work together to pro-
duce a high quality news
broadcast on time.
Video productions and
broadcast journalism stu-
dents recently took a day
off school to go to Camp
Muskingum in order to im-
prove their communication
Milhoan, a first year broad-
cast student, explains why
the trip was taken. !
“Mr. Wilson and Mrs. !During their daylong field trip at Camp Muskingum, the broadcast journalism class uses teamwork to lift fellow
Drake wanted us to get out classmate Andy Mulcahey in the air. The broadcast journalism and video production classes took the field trip to
of the school environment learn how to work together better.
for a day to bond and unify
as a group,” Milhoan said. students. complete the task.
Mrs. Valeta Drake, the broadcast jour- Future conflicts may be avoided now The Video Productions I class went to
nalism supervisor, says the purpose of because of the trust and teamwork the Camp Muskingum the following day to
the trip was to work on team building be- two classes have built. also work on communication skills.
tween the two classes. “You really have to trust [the] people “We have to be able to work together
“Almost the entire class is group work. [who put] you on air so that they make because we have the whole school year
We’re dependent on each other and [our] you look good, and they have to trust us together for three periods a day,” junior
personalities are very different,” Drake [broadcast] to read the scripts correctly,” Christine Adams said.
said. Milhoan said. “[The trip] threw you out Adams enjoyed the day and talked to
Senior Ally Evans, a broadcast stu- in a different environment—you had to people that she normally does not get to
dent, agrees. trust your classmates.” talk to during class.
“We learned to depend on each other According to Mr. Tom Wilson, the Junior Ross Ireland agrees that the day
and build our communication and leader- video productions supervisor, that envi- for bonding helped.
ronment consisted of various courses “I think everyone is more relaxed;
I know everyone better now,” Ireland
“We have to be able to work together, said.
Be prepared for high quality
because we have the whole school year together for three periods a day. ” news broadcasts coming from
- CHRISTINE ADAMS, JUNIOR
HVTV. The day off school will
have many positive effects on
ship,” Evans said. that forced the students to work together how smoothly the rest of the year
- Senior Joe Oberster, a Video Produc- to complete the task assigned with each flows for students in broadcast and
tions II student, says that conflicts tend course. Each obstacle limited the com- video productions.
to arise when the two classes are work- munication allowed, or let the students “It was a very worthwhile day,” Drake
ing together, due to the large amount of communicate as much as they needed to said. ! V
10.17.03 ! The Viking Views ! 7
Dress code rules flip-flopped
BY KRISTY FERRUCCIO “Flip-flops make my feet feel better af- to take it to the next level,” Savage said.
Staff Writer ter a day of football or wrestling,” Freday If you feel strongly about something
Another normal day of school, the said. start the process, students can make a
usual gossip in the halls. There’s a lot of Teachers don’t seem to mind the new change. In 1995-1996 Mrs. Savage’s de-
chatting about the dress code, and what rule at all. They feel there are more im- bate team, led by Sarah Harwell and Jen-
nifer Pees created a change. Mid-year
the rule about not being allowed to wear
“[Kids] can do anything but you have to work sandals was altered.
“They went all the way and did it
within a system and that’s for right,” Savage said.
An issue that was almost petitioned
was facial hair. However other than
life and once you jump in it’s a long way across,” complaintsin school the students took
- MRS. PEGGY SAVAGE, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL no action to address their greivances.
Students need to stand up and take steps
people are getting away with, and not portant issues and flip-flops haven’t cre- toward getting things fixed.
getting away with today. For some people, ated a problem yet. Savage feels that when students
the major talk is this year’s new dress Social Studies teacher Jeff Sarbaugh come to school unshaven they know the
code. Being able to wear flip-flops is the feels the same way. consequences and she doesn’t feel bad
biggest issue. “Students seem to feel comfortable when hearing com-
A lot of students have taken full ad- with this type of footwear, and as long plaints about
vantage of the new rule. as it doesnt create a health concern, I disposable ra-
“Being allowed to wear flip flops make dont have a problem with them,” zors.
teachers and students lives much easier, Sarbaugh said. Savage
they can focus on more important Sarbaugh says he doesn’t think that believes the fa-
things,” sophomore Malena Caruso said. the changes made to the dress code were cial hair dress
A lot of students are very pleased that bad. They don’t seem to be affecting code rule
the rule was changed. They feel that the anyone he said. could be
rules were becoming very picky and that The facts of how to get the dress code changed, as
they needed to lighten up a little bit. changed are simple but time consuming. long as some-
“The rule to not be allowed to wear Mrs. Peggy Savage, Assistant Prin- one really
flip-flops was really stupid, and Im glad ciple, knows the system and how to get wants to fight
it got changed, there are other dress code things changed. There are steps that for it, and fol-
issues that need to be addressed,” have to be taken before the change will lows the
sophomore Kira Betz said. occur, she said. Have students get to- proper steps.
Sophomore Amanda Boeshart is gether who feel serious about the issue. “[Kids]
much happier this year about being able Write out a petition and get it signed. can do any-
to wear flip- flops. “Come talk to one of the principals thing, but they
“Flip-flops are so popular with every- and let us know how you feel,” Savage have to work
one it’s better that we can wear them,” said. within a sys-
Boeshart said. “If you look at people’s Then set up a meeting time with them tem and that’s
feet, a lot of people are wearing them.” to discuss taking it to the board. Let them for life and
Boeshart also said wearing flip-flops see your views on why this should once they jump
saves time. change and let there be some discussion. in its a long
“Having to tie your shoes in the morn- Savage feels that students don’t under- way across,”
ing takes too much time, by wearing flip stand the full process of getting the dress said Savage.
flops all you have to do is slip on the code changed. “They have to
shoes and not have to tie them up,” “Petitions are step one but remem- think to them-
Boeshart said. ber, getting 300 kids in school to sign a selves: ‘is
Scott Freday, a sophomore, likes be- petition about something they know this really
ing able to wear flip-flops to school. nothing about is less effective than a pe- impor-
They make his life easier. Comfort is a tition with 20 people that care very tant to
key to making Freday’s day great. strongly about the topic and are ready me?” she said.! V
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Auditions for ‘West are among 34,000
IN BRIEF nationwide students who
Side Story’ held early have shown exceptional
academic promise, but
BY KHALEI FOGLE One of the many differ- Mrs. Nancy Shanklin, their scores are slightly
Staff Writer ences between past shows who teaches Spanish II lower than required for the
This year, students were and “West Side Story” is the and AP Spanish, was semifinalist standing.
preparing their songs and tun- absence of an elaborate set. selected by the College
ing up their acting skills a little The main focus of the show is Board of the Advance The PLAN test, a 10th-
Placement Program to grade test sponsored by
earlier than usual. on the students and their in-
serve as reader and the ACT, shows students
Due to the increased teractions with the audience.
grader for the AP Spanish how they might score on
amount of dancing in this “This is the type of show Exam. This past summer their ACT assessment.
year’s production, along with where you sing first, act sec- Shanklin spent a week at The cost of the PLAN is
the overall difficulty of the ond and dance the whole Trinity University in San $8.50. Students can
show, “West Side Story” try- time,” said Jacoby. “So it’s all Antonio, Texas, where she register Oct. 22 through
outs were held Sept. 25 in or- about the students.” worked with teachers and Nov. 4.
der to leave more time for re- According to Jacoby, ev- professors from around the
hearsals. eryone involved world. The North Canton
“The acting is with the show is Public Library is looking
hard. The music is very excited. Mrs. Margie Alvarez, the for 12-18 year olds to
hard. Bernstein is “Even the Junior Achievement participate in their Teen
instructor, represented Advisory Board. The
hard – period,” said adults in the or-
Hoover at the High School Board will share ideas on
Mr. Kim Jacoby, chestra are excited
Teachers’ Roundtable in library programming, new
Hoover choir direc- to play because the August. Ideas were books and a new teen
tor. music is so chal- shared among JA staff web site. The meeting
Miss Kelly lenging,” he said. members regarding dates are Oct. 23 and Nov.
Rostedt, a German All the excite- programs available and 20. Interested students
teacher here at ment is partly be- those being incorporated should call Heather
Hoover, who is helping cho- cause “West Side Story” is into the curriculum. Ujhazy at 330-499-4710
reograph the show, said the “international” and has a very Ext. 11.
extra practice time will help out different style than shows Four seniors have been
with the dancing, since there done in the past, according to named National Merit Kathy Vandervart and
is so much of it. Jacoby, and a lot of things are Semifinalists. They are Annie Kim have been
Amanda Krusemark, Brett selected to be part of the
“We have a lot of technique being done differently.
Laubacher, Ian Mcfarlin 2003-2004 Stark Youth
to teach beforehand to make “The orchestra is playing
and Leah Stoner. The Arts Council. The council
sure everyone is on the same from risers in the scene shop semifinalists are the has goals of developing
page,” Rostedt said. “Then and I’m conducting from the highest scorers in each of awareness and access to
we’ll get to the actual chore- pit through a video camera, so the 50 states and repre- cultural and arts organiza-
ography.” everyone is learning some- sent less than one percent tions, network across
The “West Side Story” thing new from this experi- of each states’ high school Stark County to support
production staff consists of ence,” he said. seniors. school art activities/
Jacoby, Rostedt and fellow Despite the extra time events, celebrate diverse
Hoover teachers Mrs. Pam needed and the difficulty of the Four students were art interests and abilities
Grewell and Miss Jen Hilker, show, Jacoby believes that it named Commended and to develop and
Students in the National enhance leadership skills.
as well as drama expert Mr. will be a hit.
Merit Scholarship program. The group will meet Oct.
Judd, who was involved in the “A lot of people like a lot of 22 from 9 a.m.-noon at the
They are Lisa Benedeto,
production of “Grease,” and shows,” he said, “but people Cultural Center for the
Ryan Cornell, Chris Kier,
Jen Yachanin, a friend of have a passion for West Side and Jennifer Young. They Arts.
Hilker’s. Story.” -Dominic Reolfi
WWII vet Lee Kessler, subject of HHS documentary, dies at 82
The veteran featured in Hoover High ate of McKinley High School, Kessler served concentration camp and was liberated in 1945.
School’s 2001Veterans Day video died Oct. 2 as a B-17 gunner in WWII. He survived a His story was documented by the Video
at his home. He was 82 years old. plane crash in the Irish Sea in 1942, and was Productions class for a special Veterans Day
Lee Kessler, a former World War II pris- later captured as a POW after parachuting showing.
oner of war, made a name for himself locally from his plane when it was shot down. He “Not only did he give completely of him-
through the artwork that reflected his life ex- spent eight months in Stalag 7A, then was self during his time serving,” said Mr. Tom
periences, including his war years. sent to the infamous Stalag 17B. He survived Wilson, videoproductions teacher, “he con-
A life resident of Canton and a 1940 gradu- the death march from there to Mauthausen tinued serving his country to the day he died.”
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Soon after this incident, the pastor Alvarez says that it is as simple as
Hoover students from Heimenn’s church came out to the when you are talking to a loved one who
experience super- house banishing the creaking and late
night disturbances keeping the
had passed away, even though you can-
not see them, you know that they are
natural spooks Heimann’s awake. there.
Heimann said that the pastor didn’t “I believe in a place after death, and I
BY GEORGIE CONDRIC Staff Writer
perform an exorcism, but rather several believe that they can contact you,”
As the clock strikes midnight you prayers. Alvarez said. “There is a connection
suddenly jolt out of bed. What was that But the Heimann’s are not the only somehow.”
sound, you wonder: It seems as though family in town who have experienced Whether it’s seeing ghosts, feeling a
someone is walking around downstairs. encounters with the unknown. Senior comforting presence or hearing things go
Just as your mind starts to wander to vocational student Aubrey Weir has “bump in the night,” Halloween brings a
come in touch with numer- time where believing in extraordinary en-
ous unidentifiable beings. counters heightens excitement as well as
“I believe in a place after
death and I believe that they can
“We live in a really old
house in Ak-
ron that used
“I really don’t know where they come
from,” said Heimann. “But I know that I
to be an
believe in it.”!V
millions of frightening possibili-
–Mrs. Alvarez, Staff there are lots go to the
ties as to where the noise could be com- of chances that something from the past
ing from, your “sane” side takes over, may be lurking around,” Weir said.
convincing your mind that you were It is not just the strange noises that
only imagining things. Slowly, you drift put Weir on edge, she has actually come
back to sleep. in contact with spiritual beings, caus-
When we are awakened in the middle
of the night, it is usually by something
ing her blood to curdle and her heart to
pound. According to Weir, there was
as harmless as the house settling or per- an old woman that used to walk around If you haven’t encountered a real
haps even a stray cat clawing at the the house, then would all of a sudden ghost but are still in the Halloween
backdoor, or is it? walk through a wall and vanish. spirit, check out these haunted
According to the website Weir has seen everything from float- houses. And remember to go to the
www.realhauntings.com, 78 percent of ing heads to an old piano that was play- bathroom first.
the nightly noises that awaken us are ing by itself in the middle of the night.
more than just your average “bump in Weir believes that the reason there are The Haunted Schoolhouse and
the night.” so many hauntings in her home is due Laboratory located at 1300 Triplett
Junior Desiree Heimann has experi- to the fact that previous tenants who Blvd., Akron – Open Sept. 27
enced several unordinary nightly en- lived in the apartment building led very through Nov. 2 on Thursdays and
counters. alternative lifestyles. Sundays from 7 to 10 p.m.; Fridays
According to Heimann, it all started “There was one girl that use to wor- and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to mid-
when her father began to hear strange ship the devil, and then another family night. Admission: $9.50 per attrac-
sounds in the living room late at night. had a lot of domestic abuse,” Weir said. tion.
“It just sounded like a lot of creak- Although some people are very con- Chucky’s Haunted Playhouse
ing, like someone was walking around fident in their belief of seeing ghosts located on the Corner of Wales Road
downstairs,” said Heimann. “Then one and spirits, others like vocational co- (State Route 241) and Fulton Road,
night he [Heimann’s father] slept out op teacher Mrs. Margie Alvarez think Jackson Township – Open Oct. 4
there and he actually saw footsteps in that you don’t have to see or hear a through Nov. 2 on Thursdays and
the carpet.” presence to know that one is there. "See HAUNTED, p.13
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Area haunted houses attract students
BY MIKE AQUINO Staff Writer “[My family] set out the newspapers “Groups of us used to decorate busi-
The leaves starting to fall show au- and carve the pumpkins”, said junior nesses on Main street for Halloween
tumns presence, orange and black col- Emily Kneen. and there were prizes.” Paige explained.
ors abound, are not just meant for For one parent this holiday season With all the excitement of decorating
school but now have one meaning, is a great opportunity to spook her kids and getting festive for the time of year,
Halloween. and take pleasure in giving them a true one faculty member just chooses to relax
With the assortment of activities that Halloween experience. and enjoy nature.
are an option for students, parents and “I hollow out a pumpkin and make “We like to take a walk up in the
faculty to do of Hoover, many look for- witchs brew in it,” said Hoover parent Metro Park [in Penninsula], y o u
ward to other events besides trick-or- Cheryl Paige. can smell the
treat for this season. Some even reflect Paige makes Halloween a full day ex- leaves,
on past times. perience with her kids and brings a little we’ve
Pumpkin picking has been a past time scare into her house. s e e n
that many children to adults enjoy es- “I make sloppy Joes and we eat in beavers
pecially if done with loved ones. Sev- the basement and paint our faces,” said in the
eral students have found that picking Paige. river,”
pumpkins makes for great family time. She remembers one past time that is Monitor
“It’s fun, [my family] goes looking a nice laugh to look back on. Frances Benson
for pumpkins south of North Canton “I use to make ghosts out of Kleenex said. !
on farms,” shouted freshman Travis and hang them from the fan,” Paige
Becherer. said. “It was fun watching the kids stare
After choosing pumpkins, some stu- at them.”
dents take the creative approach by While Paige reflects on the past she
decorating and using the pumpkins in notices one activity in North Canton
other ways to make their holiday an en- that doesnt take place anymore on this
tertaining time. holiday that kids enjoyed.
HAUNTED County – Open Sept. 26 through Nov. mission: $20 for all 7 houses.
(Continued from p. 12) 1 on Thursdays and Sundays 7 to Halloweekends at Cedar Point
Sundays from 7 to 11 p.m.; Fridays 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 7 located in Sandusky – Open Oct. 3
and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to mid- p.m. to midnight. Admission: $20 through Oct. 26 on Fridays from 6
night. for all 7 houses. to 11 p.m.; on Saturdays from noon
Alliance’s Haunted Castle lo- The Trail of Terror and The to midnight; on Sundays from 10
cated at 114 E. Milner St., Alliance Ghosts of Zoar located at the NTR a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission: Friday
– Open Sept. 28 through Nov. 2 on Canoe Livery, East of I-77 at Exit nights - $24.95; Saturdays
Thursdays and Sundays from 7 to 93 on State Route 212 in Bolivar, and Sundays -
10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from before the bridge – Open Oct. 3 $43.95.
7 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $7. through Nov. 1 on Fridays and Six Flags
The Factory of Terror, located Saturdays from dusk until 11 p.m. World of
at the old Hercules Engine Plant, Admission: $13. Adventure Fright Fest located at
1036 Market Ave., Downtown Can- The Hudson Haunted House Six Flags Worlds of Adventures,
ton – Open Sept. 26 through Nov. 3 located at 2250 Barlow Rd., Hudson 1060 N. Aurora Road, Aurora – Open
on Thursdays and Sundays from 7 – Open Oct. 18 through Nov. 2 on Sept. 27 through Nov. 3 on Thurs-
to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays Thursdays and Sundays from 7:30 days and Fridays from noon to 10
from 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission: to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays p.m.; Saturdays from 6 to 10 p.m.
$18. from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Admission: $39.99.
7 Floors of Hell located at the Admission: $7.
Berea Fairgrounds, Cuyahoga Saturdays 7 p.m. to midnight. Ad- Compiled by Merritt Woods
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Students look for
Making decisions: the perfect college
BY SHANNON PIFER Staff Writer
“The colleges seem to think it’s impor- with a lot of stuff to do,” Dawson said.
Filling out applications, transcripts, es- tant to make good grades, but really like Cook said first impression is very im-
says, and recommendation letters are all the extracurricular activities and ACT and portant to a college, and writing a letter
parts of the college application process. SAT scores,” Krusemark said. to the college requesting an application,
Many seniors at Hoover have begun Applications can be due as early as they are usually impressed with the time
looking at colleges and attending college- September all the way through March. Ac- the student took to request an applica-
visits days. Guidance counselors have be- cording to Cook, you should have applica- tion. Once the student receives the ap-
gun meeting with students to find what tions in and be making final decisions by plication, common requirements include:
students are interested in, and finding the February or March. an essay, recommendation letters, and to
right college for each. Lane Shetzer, freshman at Miami Uni- fill out the application itself. However,
According to Hoover guidance coun- versity in Ohio, and Hoover graduate, says Cook also said students don’t have to
selor Mr. Bradley Cook, there are two main she based her decision on reputation of make it that difficult. It’s common to ap-
steps to figuring out what type of school the school, how pretty the campus is, ac- ply online, and even write the essay
tivities and online. Another way is to pick-up an ap-
“You have to feel the majors plication in the Guidance Office and just
at the school you’re going to be attending.”
send it in. Not all col-
leges ask for an essay,
–Mr. Brad Cook,
you want to attend. The student’s major, if and minors that are offered. tion letters are usually
he or she knows it, and finding a school “Right now my major is un- Guidance Counselor required.
that suits them best. decided, so I’m just taking the “You have to feel
“If you don’t know your major, it may Miami Plan classes to help me decide on a comfortable at the school you’re going
be better to go to a larger school such as major,” Shetzer said. to be attending, since that will be where
Ohio State University, because you have a Senior Kristi Price, is doing the early you’re going to be living for the next four
lot of options, even if you just start with application process for Walsh University, years, that’s definitely an important fac-
common required classes, but usually stu- and likes the school because of the stu- tor,” Cook said.
dents can do a mentorship, or volunteer dent to teacher ratio and the small campus. Shetzer says she loves the size of the
somewhere to see what your interested in,” It’s also at one of the top schools in the campus at Miami, and the many things
Cook said. state for her major, education. to do on campus.
Senior Amanda Krusemark, ranked sec- Meredith Dawson, sophomore at Mi- “I like how I see a new face everyday,
ond in her class, not only cares about her ami University, and graduate of Hoover and there’s always a lot to do even
grades, but also takes part in many extra- says she loves everything about Miami. though it’s out in the middle of nowhere,”
curricular activities. “I knew I wanted a medium size school, Shetzer said. ! V
College junk mail boosts confidence
BY KATE ROSHAK Staff writer claiming that they are the place wasn’t enough. They sent me ference, not play just a small
It’s the time of year when students for me. I have saved all this another scoop of self-confi- part, in the world that will be
sign up for four hours of pure agony, mail to entertain me on a rainy dence. your future.”
spending our precious Saturday day. “You are reading this letter Great motivation, eh?
mornings taking the ACT and SAT First and foremost, these because you have great po- Forget about selling col-
tests. letters are the most confidence tential.” leges, these guys should sell
The result? Dreaded test scores building things any of The all-time best tapes to clinically depressed
and loads of mail from colleges you will ever lay your Opinion confidence booster is people.
around the country. eyes on. Whenever a the mail I have re- So I apparently owe it to
Some students immediately toss boost of self-esteem is needed, ceived from Ohio Wesleyan myself to go to college, but
the college brochures in the trash, look no further than your own University. There, they inform how can anyone choose
others hold on to information from stack of mail. me that I have dreams. They when each college claims
the colleges they are considering at- “If you are a leader and also list off all my good per- that they are better than all
tending, and still others, myself in- have what it takes to think in- sonality traits…even though the others? Washington and
cluded, save every piece of mail that dependently, you owe yourself they have never met me. Jefferson College makes the
has their name on it. to find out more about Allegh- “You are inquisitive. You choice seem easy.
By now, I have accumulated quite eny College.” have imagination. You have “Do you want to simply
a stack of mail from colleges, each One letter from Allegheny talent. You want to make a dif- "See MAIL, p.15
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Recommendations are key
BY MEGHAN PIFER Staff Writer to give teachers two weeks notice in ter,” Blake said. “They are confiden-
order to write a letter of recommenda- tial.”
As fall rolls around and the heaping tion, which, according to Blake, means Overall, letters of recommendation
piles of college brochures, postcards students should “ask teachers four are used to benefit the student, aiding
and applications begin to be narrowed weeks before you plan on turning in in the college admission process. The
down, many seniors’ minds clutter with the application.” letters tell things about the student
the endless possibilities for next year. When approaching a teacher to re- that the ba- sic application
While factors such as grades and test quest a letter, students should not only may leave
scores are important when applying to provide teachers with ample time but out.
college, letters of recommendation also a list of his/her activities the
should never be overlooked. The prob- teacher may not be aware of and an
lem is, when it comes to letters of rec- envelope, with postage. Some teach-
ommendation, many seniors don’t even ers, along with the guidance counse-
know where to begin. lors, have students fill out a form which
Letters of recommendation are usu- allows them to write a more detailed let-
ally written by teachers and counse- ter.
lors for the purpose of adding a per- “The more information [the teach-
sonal note to a student’s college appli- ers] have, the better the recommenda-
cation. The letters typically include tion,” Blake said.
special activities and accomplishments Hoover graduate Keith Dodge went
the student has been involved in, along through the recommendation letter pro-
with reasons why they think the stu- cess, and offers some advice for this
dent is a good candidate for that par- year’s seniors.
ticular college. “If you ask teachers you don’t
According to Hoover guidance know, you get a generic letter, and it
counselor Mrs. Margie Blake, letters of makes it harder to stand out,” Dodge
recommendation are important in order said.
for colleges to see a different side of When the letter has been typed and “What
the student. sealed in the envelope, the student colleges re-
“Colleges don’t want a re-hash of should write the name of the person ally want to see is
everything that is in the application,” who wrote the letter across the seal. what kind of person is behind the
she said. “They want more personal This proves to the admissions officers grades,” Dodge said. “They want to
things that show you as a unique per- that the letter has not been tampered see what kind of student you are, and
son.” with in any way. what experiences you can bring to their
It is considered common courtesy “The student is not to see the let- learning atmosphere.!V
(Continued from p. 14)
‘go to college’? Or do you want “Imagine waking up after a John Glenn, an Ohio demo- Every high school student will
to prepare for life?” quiet night’s sleep. You are on cratic senator, sent me a letter receive loads of mail. Instead of
The decision is still hard your way to your 10:00 class. about how Ohio Dominican letting it depress you because of
when the next piece of mail As you walk across campus, University is the place for me. the decisions you will have to
claims to be just as good. people stop and say “hi,” and Too bad I’m a Republican. make, look at the humorous side
“You’ve probably already smile. You feel right at home. Many of you will answer of things. You are the most popu-
begun to ask yourself what sort That’s because you’re at St. “Yes” to the question Carlow lar person right now. Colleges
of university experience you’d John’s University in New York.” College poses. will say anything to get you inter-
like to have. That’s why I’d like Please, a kindergartener “Does it feel like you are ested in their university.
to tell you about one of the most can write a more creative being inundated with so After all, you’ll be the one
exciting universities in the opening paragraph than that. much college information spending thousands of dollars
country…Hofstra University.” Each college brags about their that you can’t make heads each year supporting the con-
I think one of the most excit- location in the quiet country, or or tails out of it? Are phrases struction of their “State of the art
ing things about Hofstra is the many opportunities for en- like small class size, suc- science center” or their “luxurious
learning how to pronounce it. tertainment at the nearest city. cessful alumnae, student- dorm rooms.”
Other colleges claim that their Those without much of either to-faculty ratio, and learning My advice is to line all those
location is what makes their have found other ways to grab support services making letters up and play “Eenie-
school worthwhile. my attention. your head spin?” meenie-minnie-moe.”! V
10.17.03 ! The Viking Views ! 15
Sarah Explains it All Sarah Upperman
Nickelodeon in the Nineties: Not only TV but childhood memories
When I was eight years old, Nick- to impact our fiction-loving generation. camp gates were forever closed.
elodeon rocked my television world. With “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” I Television of our childhood wasn’t
Something caught my eye the often spent my Saturday nights in the just for watching: it encouraged us to
other day, as I was channel surfing company of the midnight society. Ghost go outdoors and have fun. “Guts” pro-
through the airwaves of stories were told around a campfire as I moted athletic activities; and pushed
television.The voice of Salem the sat on my couch, mesmerized by the straggly preteen competitors to the
talking cat told me that repeats of events that kept unfolding before I had limit. The strange combination of
“Sabrina the Teenage Witch” starring the chance to cover my eyes. Yet, today events made even the most non-ath-
Melissa Joan Hart are coming to Nick- the only proof that I have of this series letic, like me; want to excel on the play-
elodeon. This wouldn’t be Hart’s first existence is a lousy interactive com- ing field. My facination of “Guts” led me
appearance of Nickelodeon; she also puter game that’s only compatible with to create a house hold version with
portrayed Clarissa Darling, the oh- computers boasting Windows 95. I Megan Liber, and in our basements,
so fashionable trend setting teen- haven’t watched that show or played we dominated as kindergarteners.
ager, in the lovable nineties series with that game in years. So much for But these were not the only simple
“Clarissa Explains It All”. Ahh, the televison shows intending to scare the Nickelodeon shows of our time. Many
wonderful world of the Nickelodeon youth of America. more made their mark on our lives.
nineties. To bring out the cowgirl (or boy) in all One cannot forget “Wild and Crazy
So, whatever happened to those of us, “Hey, Dude” was watched. With a Kid”s, or the “Unsolved Mysteries of
timeless Nickelodeon classics? cast of virtually unheard of names, it was Shelby Woo.” But, those programs
The vast television industry of to- a show that was built upon westerly- en- got cut as well sometime during the
day is hectic: networks struggle to hanced simplicity. Living on a ranch with transition from elementary school to
beat the competition, reality shows horses and cacti in the middle of no- middle school, and sadly haven’t been
stranding people on islands are no where never looked more appealing. heard of since.
longer popular, and actors that are I’ve always wanted to go to a sum- So as the new season of television
starring in sitcoms make more money mer camp like Camp Anawana. It of- gets underway, and networks bombard
per episode than the President fered something for everyone in the tele- us with new television show advertise-
makes in an entire year. Something vision series “Salute your Shorts”; bul- ments, remember the simplicity of
is wrong with this picture. lies, jocks, geeks, drama queens, and a those old Nickelodeon shows. We can
With the beginning of a new sea- counselor named Ug Lee rounded out only hope that the powerful Nickel-
son of television shows, let’s take time the cast list. It built upon mocking ste- odeon executives will come to their
to remember the television shows that reotypes. There were food fights, cap- senses and play repeats of those great
shaped our childhood. These were ture the flag races, and even an occa- shows that we grew up with.
the simple days of television. Nick- sional storyline centered around teen- But until that time comes, we will
elodeon didn’t have high budget ac- age romance. Eventually the cast grew forever hold Camp Anawana in our
tors or elaborate sets, yet still seemed up, the theme song got old, and the hearts.
Get to know
Jordan What is the best movie you have ever What is the nicest thing anyone has
seen? ever done for you, and who did it?
“The original ‘Matrix’.” “My grandparents. They were always
there for me. And they started me off
What’s your favorite thing to do on on my current job.”
“Go trail riding with friends on 4- What is your favorite class this year?
Where is your favorite place to wheelers.” “Autobody, because you get to get
spend time? away from everything else.”
“Out in the woods on a 4-wheeler.” Who is the best teacher you’ve ever
had? What qualities do you think make up a
If you could have any job, what job “Mr. Johnsen for sophomore english.” good friend?
would you have? “Friends are people who don’t lie to
“I’d be a vet, because I really like What is your biggest fear? you and they are always there for you
animals.” “Being alone” and they never let you down.”
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T hink healthy thoughts
Fast food: faster to damaging your health!
Most Americans are al- triggered it earlier in life by Burger king For
ways hungry–and in a hurry. an unhealthy diet of fast food, or a example,
Instead of grabbing a healthy according to Professor Paul McDonald’s M c -
snack on the way out, they Kleihues. He warned that “30 egg Mc- Donald’s
plan to stop at McDonalds percent of tumors in breast, Muffin. In p l a i n
instead. Recent studies have prostate and colon cancer both of b u r g e r,
shown that’s probably not the are associated with nutrition.” t h o s e , small
best idea. Thirty-five to 45 percent of there are fries,
Researchers in the United calories consumed are now only 300 and diet
States have found evidence from fat. To cut the risk of calories. For drink is 490
to suggest people can some cancers this should be lunch, your calories. That is
become overly dependent on reduced by at least ten count can be 400 basically the limit
the sugar and fat in fast food. percent, according to Health calories. for the night.
Hamburgers and french fries magazine. Chicken is the So if you
could be as addictive as Instead of worrying about healthiest form of absolutely need that
heroin, scientists have all of the after-effects of eating protein, which fast food meal, try those
claimed on BBC News. Some fast food, there are ways to your body needs solutions to a smaller
scientists feel it’s just a lack enjoy a meal, without the risk. daily. Some calorie and fat intake
of self-control. For example, NBC cites popular picks and a healthier self.
Dr. Jeane Randolph of the four fast food places to eat i n c l u d e The best way to
University of Toronto dis- where you can keep your Wendy’s grilled destroy the fast food
misses the theory of becom- daily intake to 1,500 calories. c h i c k e n tradition is by
ing addicted to food. She They are Chick-fil-A, Taco sandwich, maintaining a healthy
says fast food causes blood Bell, Wendy’s and Burger Subways’s chicken teriyaki diet containing fruits and
sugar to peak and then King. You just have to eat the and McDonald’s Chicken vegtables. To learn more
plunge, creating a natural de- meals they offer that have a McGrill. about being healthy and
sire for another snack. smaller calorie and fat intake. For a fast food dinner, you cooking meals that are good
BBC News said that fast It’s not as hard as they can up the calorie intake to and good for you, health
food is a ‘recipe for cancer.’ make it sound. 500–but keep the size down. magazines and health
Women who get cancer in Some choices to meet the Big, or “Super Size” means websites are the place to go.
their later years could have limit are a Croissan’wich from more calories. –Meghann Gunn
...and a few fun facts
Dissolve a sore throat
Breath fresheners will not be the only objects with the ability to dissolve on your tongue for long. According to msnbc.com,
Prestige Brands will soon be selling sore throat medication in the same form as the Listerine Pocket Paks. They still need
to be patented and approved before they come out on local store’s shelves.
Hungry? Why wait?
Having trouble keeping those grades up? New research from the University of Ulster shows that girls
perform better at school after eating a breakfast high in protein and carbohydrates, but boys perform
better when they are still a little hungry.
Fasten for safety
Buckle up—this law may save your life. The Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, Inc., has made a
report that an increased number of older children are being killed in car accidents because they do not
buckle up. When teens age 13-16 were involved the number of accidents that ended in fatalities was 59
percent. The causes of death were all because the teens did not buckle up.
Compiled by Kate Roshak
10.17.03! The Viking Views ! 17
LACROSSE SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO PLAYING FIELD
ack in kindergarten, when our rooms were color- drastically torn up.
coded and school only lasted half a day, our teach- As the dimensions of regulation soccer and lacrosse fields
ers taught us the value of sharing. Now, members of differ, the lacrosse goals are placed at the prime shooting loca-
the soccer teams and their parents have to revisit this ideal. tion for soccer players. Lacrosse sticks damage the ground when
Due to inaugural-season success and players scoop the ball up from the ground, and since the la-
high attendance, the athletic council has crosse team’s season is in the spring, the field will not have
decided to allow the lacrosse team to play enough time to recover for the fall soccer season.
THE SOCCER its home games on the soccer field this However, it is not to say that the lacrosse team should not be
TEAM HAS DONE spring. allowed to play on the soccer field at all. Even though lacrosse
ITS DUTY IN Even though the school secured the land
from the Maytag Corporation in 1996 and
is not currently a varsity sport, the members of the team deserve
better home fields than Clearmount and the freshman football
MAKING THE therefore has the final say as to which teams field. After going 11-3 in its first season, the lacrosse team has
FIELD WHAT IT IS may use the field, the council should have shown that it can be even more successful in the future and the
TODAY; NOW IT given this issue more thought. members of the team deserve a place they can call home.
IS TIME FOR THE The fact is, the parents of the soccer play- But if lacrosse players wish to call the soccer field home, they
ers, along with the soccer boosters, have should contribute to the field’s upkeep. The soccer team has
raised more than $55,000 during the past done its duty in making the field what it is today; now it is time
TO DO THE SAME. seven years to improve the condition of the for the lacrosse team to do the same. A sprinkler system, esti-
field - including the addition of lights, a press mated to cost $30,000, is being considered as the next improve-
box, the concession stand, fencing, and the ment to the field; its addition will allow for the field to regener-
leveling of the field - making it one of the best soccer fields in ate more quickly over the summer.
the state. Both teams can help raise money for the sprinkler sys-
That may change now that lacrosse will be using the field. tem, but the lacrosse team should lead in the fundraising.
The members of the soccer team and their parents are worried If they do this, then members of the soccer team should
that by sharing the field with the lacrosse team, it will become have no reservations about lacrosse using its field.
GRADES AREN’T EVERYTHING
G ood grades are essential to
being accepted to the college
of your choice. Students may feel
pressured by their parents or other
sources to have “perfect” scores,
which can lead to cheating.
Getting the extra edge on your
grades is not the only important
thing in being accepted to college.
Do your best and then take a
break to get out and do things you
enjoy. Extra-curricular and
community service projects are
just as important as your grades;
they prove that you are a well-
rounded individual. By having
fun and doing your best without
cheating, you will feel like you
have accomplished so much
18 ! The Viking Views ! 10.17.03
- EDITORIAL BOARD -
Tyler Allchin - Steve Aquino - Georgie Condric - Jon Dieringer - Don
Kotnik - Christen Misanik - Kristen Mooney - Kate Roshak
WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE BETWEEN
GETTING A COMPETIVE EDGE AND CHEATING? DO YOU YOUR
THINK USING LEGAL SUPPLEMENTS SUCH AS
CREATINE TO BUILD MUSCLE OR CLIFFS NOTES TO
HELP WITH TESTS AND PAPERS CONSTITUTES CHEATING?
I am very irked by the fact that ath- ties. and other legal supplements should
letes take Creatine or other legal In addition, there is an unfair ad- not be taken by any athletes whatso-
supplements to enhance their perfor- vantage if one player is taking a supple- ever.
mances. Sports competition is made ment and their opponent is not. The –Jessica DiRusso, 12
to see who is the best of the best with athlete taking the performance en-
one’s natural talent, effort, hard work, hancing substance does not display I justify using legal supplements for
and heart. It is not made to see who their full potential and what they are athletic performance as an aide for
can take per- truly capable of workouts. Personally, I believe using
formance-en- achieving. Now, say them alone without the addition of
PHOTOS COURTESY OF GNC.COM
hancing stimu- there is an athlete hard work is wrong. For the athletes
lants to see who who spends three that have been dedicated and driven
is artificially hours a day, 365 to perfection, legal supplements can
the best. I feel days a year on their provide a substantial improvement to
if you want to particular sport in their performance. If it’s legal it stands
gain a “com- order to become to reason that it cannot be all that bad.
petitive edge” better and there is Personally, I do not take legal
an athlete a player who takes supplements. Not because I think they
should do ex- a stimulant and be- are wrong, but because of the possible
tra work on comes awesome in side effects. I think it’s the athlete’s
their sport after a series of a few choice to take them or not. I myself
practices or in days. How fair is would not think twice when compet-
the off-season that to the player ing against someone taking legal
in order to gain a “competitive edge”. who strives hard and puts numerous supplements because the one who
Creatine and other legal supplements hours into becoming better? This wants it the most will win in the end.
give athletes a false sense of their abili- simple example proves that Creatine –Emily Misanik, 10
WHAT WE THINK
Chels: “Yeah, and that’s when
Chelsea: “When I think of cheating, people start to question where the
I think of using something everyone line is drawn, and what kind of
else doesn’t have available to them, in person you become when you cross !Chelsea Crofford, Sara Barr and Caitlin
order to excel.” over the line.” Sampsel, Viking Views’ staff members,
Sara: “I personally believe that cheat- S: “Well, if that’s the case, there’s a whole share their voices on this issue’s question.
ing is okay to some extent.” lot of people on the wrong side of the even know the real definition.”
Caitlin: “To what extent?” line. But, you know what, Chelsea?” Cait: “Even around here, there’s a
S: “Well, I think that everybody has Chels: “What?” lot of cheating going around that
cheated at some point in time...” S: “They’re all successful people. gets overlooked because of the un-
Chels: “...or been tempted to...” Yeah, they’ve cheated a time or two, certainties surrounding cheating.”
S: “...So it is necessary to cheat in or- but look where it got them.” S: “Which brings me back to the fact
der to compete against the best.” Cait: “But the deeper you go into cheat- that nearly everyone cheats, knowing
Cait: “Just because people do it to ing the sketchier the line becomes.” they won’t necessarily get caught.”
compete with the best, does not make Chels: “And the harder it is to accuse Chels: “Because everyone wants to be
it any less wrong.” someone of cheating when you don’t the best.”
10.17.03 ! The Viking Views ! 19
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Thanks to the following
Kotnik’s Chronicle by Don Kotnik
Study hall drama...
...and for once it’s not the administration’s fault Thomas and Diane Allchin
At last, senior year has dawned Most fail to understand that this is a Belmont Business Systems
upon the class of 2004. privilege, not a common theme among John and Patty Crofford
What could be better? What could all high schools, and that we are very
go wrong? lucky to have such a privilege. Larry J. Brandau, D.D.S.
Eleventh period senior study hall Some even say the warning was
knows what I’m talking about. unfair, because when it was given not
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enth period study hall have been ban- issue. We all know the monitors have Bruner Cox, LLP
ished! Well, at least for the first nine been on our butts for weeks regarding
weeks, then things will be re-evalu- this issue. Dr. David J. Farinacci D.D.S.
ated. Don’t play dumb. and Team
This means no more chatting with Be thankful we still have the court-
fellow classmates when you have noth- yard privilige. And people still find time Roger and Nancy Knudsen
ing to do, nothing but silence and bore- to complain about that.
dom. Not all senior study halls are per-
Kumon Math and Reading Center of
Once again I shake my head disap- mitted to the courtyard becuase there
are simply too many kids and not
However, not at Mr. Pallija, not at enough monitors to look over them.
Mrs. Savage, but at the students them- That is the explanation, if you can Mel L. Lute Esq.
selves. find a solution, by all means, go right
If we look at the situation, it’s our ahead. William J. Miller, D.D.S.
own mistake. Now it’s time for us the students to
We were warned, countless times set things straight. Neurocare and Sleep Disorders
to sit three to a table, talk quietly and to We have until the end of the nine
not be a nuisance. weeks, then, we’ll be given a second
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Did we listen? No. chance, something that doesn’t occur too
often, especially when we are in high
We disregarded the warnings, we
ignored the speeches and we even school.
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If we want to be treated like adults, I Here’s an idea: let’s sit down, be Henry A. Selinsky, Inc.
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It doesn’t seem fair, and, yes, I know Reading a book is a great way to
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Some say lunch periods are even “The Scarlet Letter” and “The Poison-
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Well, because study hall is sup- If you don’t like reading, there are
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need to get work done and perhaps yourself occupied in study hall. Brian S. Gunn, Pres.
even study. You can become an office aid, a li-
People who want to get their work brary aid, an asistant down in guidance,
done shouldn’t have to worry about 20- perhaps even help out the special
25 people being obnoxiously loud and eduaction department. Being a patron subscriber means
rude. They also shouldn’t have to ask Let’s face it. We’re seniors, we love you will receive a copy of each issue
to be moved into a silent study hall. It’s to cause a ruckus and we crave con- of The Viking Views. In addition, your
their study hall, too. troversy. firm’s name will be listed in each is-
Others say that last year’s senior Let us try to put that ruckus away for sue. The price for a patron ad subscrip-
study halls were even louder, and that a while. We only have one more year tion is $140, but remember that $100
the administration is making a big deal in this place; we should make the most is considered a donation and thus is tax
out of nothing. of it, and try to comply to the rules. deductible.
Well, believe it or not, senior study To you, eleventh period study hall,
If you would like to be a patron sub-
halls began the second semester of don’t ruin senior privileges for every-
last year. It was noisy because it was one. When given this extra chance, scriber, contact Ms. Pam McCarthy or
a new idea, a new benefit they wanted be courteous, thankful, and try to settle Kyra Schloenbach at (330) 497-5620.
to give to the seniors. down a bit.
20 ! The Viking Views ! 10.17.03
VIKING VIRTUE Letters to the Editor
“Learn to pause… or nothing
worthwhile will catch up to you.”
—Doug King Dear Editor: even homework. Homework teaches us
I am aggravated with the new grading responsibility and is often graded by
We tend to fill every waking mo- system, being the bad test taker I am. Bas- teachers, not just for completion. We have
ment with rehearsals, practices and ing our grades on a few simple tests does homework to learn and expand our knowl-
appointments that keep us racing. not test our knowledge. It tests our study edge of the material we are currently learn-
In this fashion of living it is impos- skills, which in reality we only need while ing about. In order to perform well, you
sible to recognize all of the small in schooling. need practice.
pleasures life can bring. Our grades should be based on our We, the students, were told that home-
Despite the fact that idle mo- overall ability to learn and participate in work would be counted in the 15% aca-
ments tend to be few and far between, school. This includes homework, tests/ demic practice grade. The question we
try to schedule some time to pause. quizzes, class activities, projects, and our have is why? Why do we need a separate
After all, what’s the point in living if ability to do extra work (bonus material). grade, when everything we do in and out
you can’t sit still long enough to en- The 85% academic achievement/ perfor- of classroom contributes and can be con-
joy it? mance grade and then the separate 15% sidered achievement/ performance.
academic practice grade is unnecessary. I strongly hope and wish that this
To study academic achievement/ perfor- “new” grading scale be reconsidered.
–Caitlin Sampsel mance, this includes all parts of school, – Whitney Queen, 11
WHAT DO YOU DO TO CELEBRATE
TRICKS OVER TREATS HALLOWEEN INSTEAD OF TRICK-OR-TREATING?
ALYSON FEINBERG, 12: NAEL TAKI,11: I visit my
RYAN KIDDER, 10: I’m Instead of trick-or-treating, I sister at OU because they
going to sit in a chair at will take some of the girls that always have a Halloween
the edge of my driveway, I baby-sit from house to costume party.
dressed like a scarecrow house.
and scare little kids.
KATIE SELINISKY, 10: I put on
my witch outfit and chase little
AMY MEDER, 9: I like going on hayrides. kids around the neighborhood CORY GRIFFIN, 11: Instead of trick-or-treating
My birthday is really close to Halloween, so I with my friends. I wait for my little siser to come home, so I can
usually have a party. steal all her candy.
CHRISTINE STRAWN, 11: I
turn out all the lights and sit
JESSICA BENDER, 10:
in my basement with a
EMILY CARSON, 12: To Instead of trick-or-treating, I
flashlight watching scary
celebrate Halloween, I carve like to pass out candy to the
movies, like “The Shining.”
pumpkins with my niece little kids, so I can see the
and nephews and dress up NATHAN ROJAS, 9: I take my really cute Halloween
to pass out candy. brothers trick-or-treating. costumes.
Pop Culture Cassidy Ashley Pucci
10.17.03 ! The Viking Views ! 21
Gaining The Extra E
There are many ways to get ahead, but
what is considered too far? Is using
CliffsNotes or SparkNotes considered
cheating? Can hiring personal
trainers or private music teachers
give students an extra edge?
Should athletes be
permitted to use
performance enhancers Why Do People Do It?
such as Creatine to
improve their game? • By Kristen Mooney •
The answers to
all in how you
“It is 1979, a basketball game in
thesequetions are well, and the student section begins
Adults, public officials and the
the Brandeis gym. The team is doing media might be responsible for teens
believing this, according to head li-
a chant, ‘We’re number one! We’re brarian and NHS adviser, Mrs. Flo
number one!’ Morrie is sitting nearby. Rankin.
define He is puzzled by the cheer. At one
point, in the midst of ‘We’re number
“Enough well publicized things
have happened in the last 20 to 25
one!’ he rises and yells, ‘What’s years that morals might be on de-
wrong with being number two?’ The cline. Bill Clinton lied and that takes
students look at him. They stop our innocence away,” Rankin said.
chanting. He sits down, smiling and “We are so used to seeing poor be-
triumphant.” havior and examples that we are of-
As shown in this excerpt from the fended by less.”
non-fiction book, Tuesdays with Assistant principal Mrs. Peggy
Morrie, Morrie, a doctor of psychol- Savage agrees.
ogy, believes that today’s American “It makes it easy to rationalize
society is not willing to accept the cheating when we see major corpo-
fact that everyone cannot win all the rations, political leaders and even in
time. People think that with winning some cases our moral leaders cheat-
as a goal, Americans will do anything ing,” she said.
to get ahead. In the high school set- Not all people agree with this view.
ting, cheating and lying are ways that “It is not necessarily the media,
students can get ahead fast. This but the direct relationships we have,”
raises the question: “What exactly senior Nick Rossi said. “[The media]
causes teens to cheat?” definitely puts out a stereotypical
The Report Card of Ethics on image that we are supposed to live
American Youth (RCEA) states that up to, but by the time we are juniors
43 percent of high school students or seniors, we should be past that.”
believe that, “a person has to lie or Rankin believes that parents can
cheat sometimes in order to suc- also influence teens. She said that
ceed.” there are ways that adults can cheat
22 ! The Viking Views ! 10.17.03
Photo Illustration by Amanda Crawford
in the workplace, such as taking a honest about why you cheat.”
longer lunch break or arriving to work Savage offers another reason why
late. students might choose to cheat.
“Bosses don’t seem to care as “Some people are not willing to
much as they did 10 or 15 years ago. put the work into what it takes to get
These people [coming late to work the grades they want,” she said.
and taking long lunch breaks] are “Some people just have a fear of fail- “It makes it easy to
cheating their bosses and compa- ure. It is ironic because cheating as
nies,” Rankin said. a result [of fear of failure] is really a rationalize
People believe that children and
teens look up to adults and think that
failure of character rather than a fail-
ure of academic aptitude.” when we see major
we see major
the things they do are OK to copy.
Although parents may not think
RCEA states that “74 percent of
all students said that [their] schools
that they have an effect on their chil- try hard to help students develop leaders and even in
leaders and even
dren, studies disprove this. The good character.”
RCEA states that 93 percent of teens Although schools may try to some cases our moral
interviewed said that “my parents s h a p e t h e i r s t u d e n t ’s b e h a v i o r,
would rather I cheat than get bad Rankin believes that this must hap-
grades.” pen at a young age.
“We need to get a handle on this
Mrs. Peggy Savage
“Teens see cheating and lying in
adults and it breaks barriers,” Rankin at lower Assistant Principal
grades. By the
time kids are 15
Cheating- to violate to 17, they are mak-
ing conscious deci-
rules dishonestly; to sions on their own. I
deprive of something hope they have had
good training and can de-
valuable by the use cide not to cheat,” she said.
s a i d . of deceit or fraud “Pressure starts to go away
“They as you get older because you re-
don’t alize that these things aren’t that im-
see it portant,” he said.
as Webster’s As NHS adviser, Rankin deals with
w r o n g Dictionary many students who do well in school
and are heavily involved in charac-
when their own ter building activities, such as vol-
parent or teacher unteer work. Although she has not
does it.” had to deal with cheating in the two
Students may feel years she has led NHS, she said that
that they have to cheat in it is not just ‘bad’ students who
order to achieve what cheat, but ‘good’ students as well.
they feel is ex- pected of them. “The potential is definitely there.
“It’s a lot ofpressure from peers Pressure to get to the top and to get
and parents, especially in a setting into hard colleges certainly creates
like Hoover because so much empha- situations where people choose
sis is put on grades,” Rossi said. cheating to do better,” she said.
“Kids will do anything to maintain No matter what situation a child is
good grades.” raised in, and what events he or she
Although students may feel pres- has gone through, by the time the up-
sure to get good grades in school, per teen-aged years roll around, stu-
administrators think that the school dents are able to make choices on
is not the source of that pressure. what kind of person they want to be.
“I say that [blaming the school for “Some draw the line and say ‘this
the pressure students feel] is a cop- is me, I’m not going to cheat, and
out,” Savage said. “Explain to me how that’s how it is’,” Rankin said.
school puts pressure on you. Be
10.17.03 ! The Viking Views ! 23
here Is The Line
• By Angela Stobbs •
W Wednesday, 10 p.m. Your paper on “Huck-
leberry Finn” is still not done. But, you haven’t
finished the book, so there is no way a full
book report is even possible to write.
for doing their own work, whether it is writing
a paper, doing homework or answering ques-
tions on a test.” But do many students realize
they are cheating when using formulas in a
“If students use [CliffsNotes or
SparkNotes] as a supplement it is a good
source because they are analysis of literature
etc.,” said Smith. “However, just reading them
You may think to yourself, “Hey, I’ve graphing calculator or an Internet translator? instead of reading the book, or using them as
slacked off enough already, how’s using According to Principal Anthony Palija Jr., an analysis in a paper without citing the source
SparkNotes going to kill me?” You take a cheating is defined as “an unlawful way of would be considered cheating.”
peak at the website, or maybe refer to that receiving or providing information.” Jack* a senior, was unaware that using
little yellow book, more commonly known as Palija believes that the lack of communica- CliffsNotes was considered cheating.
CliffsNotes. Now you’re set to write your tion between students and teachers is why “I always use CliffsNotes or websites
paper. But there is just one final question. so many students do not realize they are when having to write papers,” said Jack. “I
No, it’s not whether Huck ever finds Jim cheating, when, indeed, they are. never knew that it was cheating.”
again after their boat crashes; it has to do with “I think that teachers need to communi- Palija said that using CliffsNotes is
cheating. Is using CliffsNotes or SparkNotes cate more to students,” he said. “Every cheating when a teacher directly says that
considered cheating? The answer may be teacher is different, and it is important for the they are not allowed to be used, stating that is
both yes and no. teachers and staff to explain their guidelines why “teachers need to communicate more
There are many ways to cheat in school [when it comes to cheating]. When students with students.”
today. One can look off of someone’s test or know the rules, they won’t cheat.” “Whether or not using CliffsNotes [or
quiz during class, copy others’ homework, or There are many different opinions on other forms of book help] is cheating depends
allow others to copy his or her homework, whether using CliffsNotes, SparkNotes, or on the teacher, and every teacher is different,”
use graphing calculators the wrong way, have other websites for papers is considered cheat- he said.
parents do homework or papers for you, and ing. Freshman Kim* has mixed feelings on the
even use an Internet translator to translate Head of the English Department, Mrs. An- issue.
foreign language homework. gela Smith, believes that using these sources “I guess if you don’t understand a book, it
The Hoover High School Handbook is considered cheating when the book is not is ok to look it up online or using CliffsNotes.
clearly states that “students are responsible read. But that would be only if no one else can help
you,” said Kim.
Source: www.bookflash.com • Compiled by: Anne DeFazio
Kim thinks that using online tools like
Sparknotes.com or books like CliffsNotes is
Nationwide Cheating considered cheating.
“A teacher assigns work so that the stu-
dent can learn it and gain the value of learning
the material,” she said. “When you don’t
100 complete the work by yourself and use an
80 Internet source or book, it takes away the value
Percentage of the original assignment.”
of Students What drives a student to cheat? Is it the
high standards of Hoover or is it the pressure
20 from parents to succeed? Or are students
0 just too lazy and don’t do work on their own.
o s ’t Kim said that she helps others cheat be-
dt ied k er rk dn
tte ng Cop wor t Oth ewo Di cause she feels bad for them.
mi i me Le Hom d
Ad heat an h t “I let others look off of me,” she said. “I
C Ho y te d aug
Co ea t C
Ch g e
See CLIFFS p. 29
24 ! The Viking Views ! 10.17.03
Bringing home Is It Cheating?
Pressure from Home Do you consider using CliffsNotes or
May Be Cause
SparkNotes a form of cheating or just a
study habit? Where is the line drawn?
forCheating “I don’t see it as a
form of cheating,
just being lazy
• By Caitlin Sampsel • because teachers
know that students
have access to it.”
6 a.m.-Wake-up teacher Mr. David Reese believes that this Chad Harper, 12
6:30a.m.- Choir Rehearsal pressure students seem to willingly place on
7:25a.m.-2: 35 p.m.- School themselves may stem from the nature of the
2:45-3:30 p.m.- Club Meetings school itself. “I think it is
4 -5 p.m..-Homework “Students have to deal with the expecta- cheating because
7 p.m.- Soccer Game tions of the community,” he said. “It’s a very you should
Midnight- Bed (At last) competitive school.” actually read the
Many teens have schedules similar to this APEnglish Teacher Ms. Rita Palmer, agrees
book. That’s what
in that there is little to no down time set aside. that Hoover is in fact competitive, but stresses
books are for.”
This rigorous schedule, in addition to stress that cheating is no more acceptable for those
Katie Obrycki, 9
brought on by one’s self, teachers and par- who feel pressured by teachers and parents
ents, is enough to make anyone look for an than for those who do not.
easier way to succeed. However, some stu- “Parents and teachers are demanding. But
dents may be willing to go further than others to say that cheating goes hand-in-hand with
“CliffsNotes are a
to please parents and teachers. that fact doesn’t make sense,” she said.
tool, like a
Amongst the top reasons used to ratio- Many teachers are split on whether or not
nalize cheating, according to the Educational to condone the use of study aides such as calculator. In
Testing Service (ETS), a campaign created to CliffsNotes and SparkNotes, since their sta- itself, they are not
discourage academic cheating, are feelings tus as cheating is sketchy. enough, but they
that penalties are not severe enough for stu- Some teachers, such as Palmer, do not nec- can be utilized to
dents to truly fear being caught. Many kids essarily disapprove of the use of Cliffs Notes enhance learning.”
do it, and the pressure put on the students by and other such study aides if used in addition Kevin Roshak, 11
teachers and parents is great. to reading the book, and not simply as a sub-
In fact, according to ETS, 98 percent of stitution.
college students surveyed reported cheating “[Students] can use whatever they want...
“It’s not cheating
at least once in high school. So long as I don’t see it in my class,” she said.
Senior Amanda Krusemark believes that, Reese also does not completely reject the becuase I think
while all of these factors could play a role in use of study aides for school. However, he they’re basically
stressing kids out enough to make them look believes it may benefit students to not rely on universal ideas
for some kind of edge to better themselves, them. that people are
she is more influenced by her personal deter- “It’s like someone eating an apple for you sharing.”
mination to succeed. and telling you how it tastes. You miss out on Amanda
“I take school seriously. As long as I try the experience,” he said. Sommers, 11
my best and do the best that I can person- While a lot of factors, including the added
ally... That’s all I can do,” she said. stress provided by parents and teachers, lead “In a way it is
Her mother, Linda Krusemark, believes that many students to feel stressed, Krusemark
the heavy workload many teachers assign understands that students can’t use it as an
may be a reason students would look to gain excuse to look for shortcuts for schoolwork.
everyone does it
an edge, but agrees that most of the stress “Everyone makes their own decisions. Of on their summer
Amanda encounters she brings on herself. course, you’re going to feel pressure from reading.
“In the past, my husband and I did [push your parents, teachers and other people, but I did it.”
Amanda] unwillingly because she was our it’s you who decides how far you want to take -Megan Bush, 10
oldest. But by the second [child] you realize that pressure and how you’re going to deal
that not everyone does well at everything... with it,” she said. “Even though they’re likely
so we don’t push so hard anymore,” she said. to influence how you feel about school, you’re
Hoover Psychology and Sociology the ultimate choicemaker.”
10.17.03 ! The Viking Views ! 25
Not Playing Fair May
Use of Enhancers
• By Danny Savage •
C Citius, altius, fortius – swifter, higher,
stronger. These words of the Olympic
motto describe what it takes to be the
best. Athletes have to run faster, jump
higher, and lift more than their competi-
water with more ease.”
Junior swimmer Ankur Poseria
explained even more.
“Basically, they are body stimu-
lating agents that increase your feel
“just repels the wa-
ter, but mainly the
benefits are all in
tion in order to win the gold. The Olym- in the water and the sensitivity in people feel that wa-
pic motto holds true even on ter-off and winter-
the high school playing field. green are unethi-
But some athletes may go too cal, the Hoover
far to reach the top. swimmers do not.
Athletics today are be- “It’s available to
coming more and more com- anyone who wants
petitive. Some athletes feel to use it,” Johnsen
that working as hard as they said. “It’s just like
possibly can is enough to the weight room. If they choose to use
win. Others feel that they it, good for them, and if not, that’s their
must do anything to gain that choice.”
extra edge, from shelling out “It’s not muscle-enhancing or endur-
hundreds of dollars on new ance-enhancing, so it’s not that bad,”
equipment to taking legal Poseria said. “A lot of it is psychologi-
supplements. When training moves to your skin and you can actually ‘grip’ the cal.”
this level, some believe athletes are not water,” he said. “It leaves you with a Another strategy high school athletes
playing fair anymore. freezing shock when you touch the wa- use is to take protein supplements,
In some sports, like tennis and golf, ter. It definitely wakes you up.” whether they are in the form of a mixture
athletes have to pay close to $100 for a Hoover swimmers have been using or an already made drink.
new racket or nearly $400 for a new set of these products for over 30 years, but they Sophomore football and basketball
clubs. Some people feel that athletes who had a problem with it at last year’s state player John Bertsch took protein during
have money and can afford the latest, meet. the summer. He said he took it because
most advanced equipment have a spe- “I go tanning and the water-off was “your muscles wear down and protein
cial advantage. bright white and the officials came over builds them back up after running and
“A racket from Wal-Mart is not going and said we couldn’t wear it,” senior Amy lifting.”
to make you play as well as a Prince or Kovacevich said. “They were going to Junior basketball and baseball player
Head racket,” freshman tennis player disqualify us, but then the head official Brian Scheller drinks protein shakes al-
Rachel Bundy said. came over and said it was OK, but that most every night. He said he has no-
However, junior tennis player Jimmy we had to take it off for the rest of the ticed an improvement in his strength be-
Vogelgesang disagrees. meet.” cause of the extra protein. But he does
“If someone else has a liquid metal Water-off and wintergreen are not not feel that it is unethical or cheating.
racket and I have a wood racket, they unique to Hoover. Many other schools “A lot of my teammates use it and all
won’t necessarily beat me,” he said. “It around the state use some variation of it, it does is put extra protein in your body,”
all depends on the player.” according to Johnsen. he said. “It’s just like eating a couple
Although some advantages come However, some people claim that these more big pieces of chicken a day.”
from having higher financial means, oth- products do not make that much of a dif- Bertsch agrees.
ers come from using products that en- ference. Poseria feels that the “vast ma- “All it does is put water in your
hance the body and its’ responses. jority is psychological.” He said that muscles,” he said. “It’s found in your
According to head swimming coach when swimmers put the water-off on, they food and your body so it’s not that big
Mr. Matt Johnsen, water-off and winter- feel like they can go faster because they of a deal.”
green “create a slick surface and they are wearing it.
allow the swimmers to move through the Kovacevich agrees. She said that it See ATHLETICS p. 29
26 ! The Viking Views ! 10.17.03
Private Instructors Can Help Students
Obtain Extra Edge
• By Beth Simmerman •
S Some people would do anything to
be a star athlete. Some only have to
pay $35 to private instructors to try to
excel at their extracurricular interests.
These interests, including sports
“They have the edge,” Wintrow was financially worth it. Most voice
said. “They can work to strengthen lessons cost about $10 to $15 per half
specifically whatever they need hour. Wintrow’s personal training ses-
strengthened.” sions cost around $25 an hour, though,
Junior soccer player Carly Mihaila according to Wise, the average rate is
and vocal music, can be quite com- receives personal training at Concorde $35 to $50 an hour. Nutritionists cost
petitive, leading students to search for Therapy Group. She also feels that this from $50 to $95 per hour. However, dis-
a way to gain an edge on the competi- private instruction gives counts are often available to
“I have someone
“I have someone
tion. Private instruction may be one her an edge on other students.
way to obtain such an edge. players. Though some
For vocal music students who think
one-on-one instruction will help them
“I have someone
telling me how to
telling me how to
telling me how to students want
to gain an
improve, voice lessons are offered.
Choir Director Mr. Kim Jacoby
eat and work out in
order to play to my
eat and work out in
eat and work out in edge by us-
teaches such lessons and feels that fullest potential,” order to play to my
order to play to my one lessons,
they benefit students by keeping them Mihaila said. they may not
on task. Generally, his students work Though she ac- fullest potential.” think they have
on breathing, vocal placement and get- knowledges the benefit, enough money.
ting songs ready for performances. Mihaila admits that hav- Carly Mihaila Jacoby believes that
Junior Alex Bourlas is a student who ing a trainer does not most people can manage
takes voice lessons from a different in- guarantee a better player. to pay for private instruction if they
structor, Harry Mason. Bourlas be- Some athletes share this view, includ- want it enough.
lieves these lessons help make a good ing junior Aaron Miller. Miller, who “It’s a matter of choices,” Jacoby
impression upon choir directors at plays football, wrestles, and runs track, said. “[You] can choose to do a $10
school. has decided against going to a personal lesson in place of some other $10 ac-
“You’re showing that you want to trainer for coaching because he does tivity.”
learn more by being with a private not see the benefit of such instruction. Mihaila believes the choice to have
teacher,” Bourlas said. “Some people think that spending a personal trainer is one worth taking.
Private instruction is not limited to more money on a trainer or a workout However, she said that if private coach-
just musicians. Many student athletes program means better results,” Miller ing is not affordable, it is possible to
choose to hire personal trainers to said. “Rarely is this true.” design your own work out plan, citing
help them work out or nutritionists to Instead, Miller feels that a good at- the Internet as a good source of infor-
design their diet. titude is a much greater stimulus for mation.
“At college levels and the Olympics athletic achievement. Desire and hard For athletes looking to improve their
there’s always a personal trainer or di- work are what Miller believes a suc- diet, Wise suggested books like Nancy
etician involved,” Kathy Wise, regis- cessful athlete needs to gain maximum Clark’s “Sports Nutrition Guidebook”
tered, licensed dietician and sports nu- results. or the Internet. Wintrow said that if
tritionist said. She feels that this is Jacoby and Bourlas feel the same athletes do not have the money, they
proof of the benefit of such practices. drive is needed in any activity to work could still benefit from hiring a personal
Michelle Wintrow, a personal trainer to the fullest potential. trainer for one or two sessions and then
at the YMCA, works with athletes from “You definitely need to have a lot of following the same plan on their own.
ages 13 to 86. She designs workouts determination to participate and be Miller agrees that if finance is a de-
for her clients that highlight weight successful in any extracurricular activ- terrent to having private instruction, it
training, cardiovascular exercise and ity you do,” Bourlas said. is still possible to achieve success.
muscular endurance. Wintrow be- Once the effort is put forth to im- “I think desire from within is much
lieves that one-on-one training gives prove with the help of private instruc- more valuable than anything a trainer
athletes a definite advantage. tion, the question is whether or not it could do for you,” Miller said.
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CLIFFS Wiley said that memorizing all the formu-
(Continued from p. 24) las is not necessary, but having to know them
for the test is a must.
feel sorry for people, so I let them cheat “Memorizing everything is bologna, I’m
because they don’t have time and they have willing to admit that,” she said. “But the stu-
to get good grades or else.” dents need to know how to use [the formu-
Time also plays a role in cheating. las], and the way we check their knowledge is
“I cheat because [it’s the only way to] do by testing them.”
well otherwise, and I don’t study because I Using calculators during tests “illegally”
don’t have the time to,” Jack said. “I have can result in “zero credit for a
better things to be doing with my life. Be- problem or a zero for that pa-
sides studying is so overrated. Now when I per.” Also “calculators can be
cheat, I just sort of do it, I don’t think about it confiscated.”
as cheating anymore.” By not allowing students
Math teacher Mrs. Debbie Wiley believes to use calculators during tests,
that the stress from parents may trigger some Wiley has reduced the “temp-
students to cheat. tation” of using the graphing
“The high expectations of many parents calculators to cheat.
may drive students to cheat in school,” said Jack agreed with Wiley and admits that
Wiley. “The parents want their child to do using graphing calculators the wrong way is for you without your knowledge.”
their best, and there may be a lot of home cheating. Lucy,* a freshman, has her parents help
pressure to bring home the ‘A.’” “I use [graphing calculators] for formulas her with her papers all the time, but also agrees
Blake* a sophomore, feels that Hoover all the time,” he said. “It’s cheating, it’s all of that what her parents do for her is a form of
pressures him to cheat so he can receive a the answer. But if I didn’t have my calculator cheating.
better grade. I wouldn’t know how to do anything.” “My parents have always checked my pa-
“Hoover has such high standards, that Jack thinks that memorizing all the for- pers, and when I don’t have enough in them,
bringing home a ‘C’ is considered a sin,” he mulas is not fair. they would always add a little here or there to
said. “Our school is so competitive that I want “If every class makes you memorize ev- make it sound better,” said Lucy. “Yes this is
to do better, and bring home better grades, erything, your brain goes into overload,” he cheating, but sometimes you can’t think and
that I cheat to get there.” said. “That’s why I use my resources for cheat- you need to use your parents because they
Internet translators have become increas- ing.” know more than you.”
ingly popular to help with papers and Many students have also had their parents Jack disagrees and thinks using siblings
speeches. Blake said that translating home- or older siblings correct or do homework for or parents to help with homework or papers
work for a foreign language is considered them. This is a major form of cheating that is not a form of cheating.
cheating. not many are aware of. “I just consider them a resource,” he said.
“Using an Internet translator would be con- “As parents, we all have helped our chil- “That would be like using your resources to
sidered cheating because that’s not helping you dren with homework,” said Palija. “But the get a better grade and that is all school is
learn,” he said. “When you translate it by hand, question still remains, whether I do it for her about.”
you can see where your weaknesses are, and or not. How long do I let my daughter struggle Palija gives his advice on the cheating
where you need to study and improve your- with a math problem before I show her how problem at Hoover.
self more.” to doit.” “I think that school is a student’s number
Using graphing calculators can also be con- According to Blake the line one job. Academics is the most important
sidered cheating, when used in the wrong is drawn between cheating part of success,” he said. “If students focus
way. Meaning using formulas in the cal- and just helping when “a on school and try to manage time, then cheat-
culator while taking tests and doing parent or sibling corrects ing would never be an issue. Cheating occurs
homework. a paper or homework when [students] don’t have time or commu-
nicate with teachers.”
(Continued from p. 24)
Another way that some people really that ben- Head cross country and track coach
feel athletes are crossing the line eficial to high Travis Ackerman is torn between whether
is by the use of Creatine. Accord- school athletes. taking extra supplements crosses the line.
ing to www.creatine- “Most of it “I don’t think it’s cheating,” he said.
monohydrate.net, creatine mono- is just water “It’s everyone’s personal decisions and
hydrate is simply a gram of water weight,” he there are others that you can take too.”
added to the body’s naturally occurring said. “It’s re- But from a safety standpoint, he feels
creatine, and it works by increasing the ally just a waste of athletes should not take them. So far,
energy content of the muscles. money. You cramp more easily, and according to www.creatinemono-
However, head football coach Mr. you’re going to lose the weight once you hydrate.net, there are no proven ong-term
Don Hertler Jr., feels that creatine is not get off it.” effects of creatine.
10.17.03! The Viking Views ! 29
KaZaA users’ fun crashed
Students react to criminals of copyright infringement. The While some bands, most notably
most controversial target is perhaps Metallica, frequently protest file sharing,
latest assault on Brianna LaHara, who is only 12 years there are other bands that do not mind
old. She was sued Sept. 9 in a lawsuit the online exposure. Because some
peer-to-peer file that was quickly settled for $2,000 and bands feel a loss from free downloads
an admission of wrongdoing, according and others believe they simply are giv-
sharing to pitchforkmedia.com. ing potential fans a sample of their work,
BY NICK DEFAZIO Staff Writer Summit County there has been
Sophomore Nick Jensen knows much lawyer Gina “We have laws in place to much contro-
about technology, and he knows how to Ferruccio believes protect people who make versy over
get music without paying for it. that the girl was ir- something, people who paint whether it is
Sometimes he burns his favorite mu- responsibly tar- morally accept-
sic from friends, but often he downloads geted. something, and music artists able.
songs off of his computer. Either way, “It’s absolutely need protection too.” “I down-
he is unlikely to be spotted standing in ridiculous. She was Mrs. Chopra loaded a few
the checkout line of Best Buy, grabbing an example of corporate bullying and this Metallica songs just to spite,” Jensen
money out of his wallet to purchase mu- case shows why people hate [lawyers],” said.
sic of his favorite genre, hard rock. At she said. Ferruccio said that she believes the
least not while he can still download free Although most lawsuits have been government will have difficulty in con-
music on the Internet, or as the Ameri- settled for less than $3,000, those sued trolling those interested in obtaining free
can government and record companies face up to $150,000 per file. For those music for financial and technological
alike have come to label it: music piracy. sharing 1,000 songs, which most of the reasons.
How much does he substitute free recent defendants were, there could be a “I believe that the RIAA [Recording
music downloads for purchasing al- fine of $150 million, according to Industry Association of America] will
bums? He thinks for a moment. “I don’t pitchforkmedia.com. never be able to fully stop Internet down-
think I’ve ever bought a CD,” he says. Opponents of the lawsuits have noted loading because of the costs involved.
He adds, “I’d that the Consumers will be able to find
PHOTOS BY BETH BECHERER pay for CDs if targeting a way through technology to
they were process trade music among themselves,
In recent years may be faulty.
major record companies put a significant According to the New York Times, too,” she said.
damper on online trading with the shut- Sarah Ward, a 66 year-old retired Junior Nicole McInturff agrees that
ting down of Napster, and later threat- schoolteacher was one of the 261 eliminating file trading entirely is an un-
ening the same fate of similar servers. accused. Ward, an owner of a Macintosh attainable goal.
Mainstream bands, upset over fans ac- not able to run KaZaA, was sued for “Do you know how many people are
quiring their music for free instead of allegedly downloading Snoop Dogg doing it? Pretty much everyone. They’re
purchasing their albums, pioneered the files. She claims that not only does she not going to stop everyone,” she said.
attack on music piracy. lack most computer skills due to her Senior Dean Bellas said he has found
In the month of September there have dyslexia, but that she is a fan of Celtic ways to avoid worrying about being sued
been lawsuits placed against 261 alleged and folk music. for music piracy, such as by deleting the
30 ! The Viking Views ! 10.17.03
files after he ing selfish in trying to halt
burns them free music downloads.
on to CDs. “They’re being greedy.
He also At least people are listening
does not to their music,” she said.
share any Just as the recording in-
of the files in his dustry has blamed its consum-
folder with other users. ers for downloading some of
Jensen said another way to avoid be- should the music in their collection,
ing targeted for music piracy is by “us- not be illegal. people have placed blame on
ing lesser known servers because they’re “Downloading is just like VCRs mak- record companies for charging
less monitored.” ing copies of tapes,” he said. what they believe to be unreasonable
McInturff said that that there are also Wachunas said that she would never prices.
many alternatives to music piracy, such download music from a band that was a “I think people would spend $8 to buy
as taping songs off of the radio. major supporter of ending online trad- a CD rather than take the time to down-
Economics teacher Mrs. Rashma ing, but said that she finds it disturbing load,” Bellas said.
Chopra said that there is a parallel that thriving bands are so upset with free However, another perspective is that
between music piracy and plagiarism— music downloads. the consumer is partly responsible for the
both take another artist’s work without “[Successful bands] are always going cost. This is based on the theory that the
permission or imbursement. to have loyal fans who’ll go out and buy more of something that is bought the less
But many people engaging in music CDs. I don’t think downloading is go- it costs.
piracy believe that by downloading files ing to hurt them that much,” she said. “I think CDs would become cheaper
they are only sampling work, and do not “True artists don’t care about money, if people stopped downloading music.
consider it actually stealing. they just care about being heard and be- Look at how the price of VCRs have
“I am not a crook,” Wachunas said. ing liked.”
Bellas also believes that music piracy McInturff agrees that bands are be- "See MUSIC PIRACY, p.33
In Review: Full Speed
BY CHELSEA CROFFORD Staff Writer book in its series, it’s not necessary to feelings for him while he tries to swoon
With many new TV shows, movies have read the first two to understand her with his almost-witty compliments.
and CDs it’s easy to overlook new books. what’s going on. You see his genuine
One that should not be overlooked is Evanovich and Hughes affection for her, de-
“Full Speed.” Author Janet Evanovich, know how to play with the spite his actions, and
who wrote the well-known series with reader’s emotions. You feel you don’t understand
the numbers one through nine, beginning as if you are part of the how Jamie could be
with “One for the Money” and the most character’s every day lives blind to it.
recent, “To the Nines,” teams up with and experiencing what they With enough ro-
Charlotte Hughes. Together they’ve cre- are going through. Even if mance to keep you
ated a suspenseful, romantic comedy that you don’t, you find your- satisfied, but not so
leaves you wanting more. self wanting to be. much to the point
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You get to know the main characters With Max Holt’s good where it becomes too
Jamie Swift, a small town journalist looks, brain and charm, it’s mushy, you’re able to
looking for her big break, and impossible not to fall in comfortably fall into
Maximillian Holt, gorgeous millionaire love with him. You admire Max and Jamie’s rela-
and genius. You learn there is no such Jamie’s spunk and drive to tionship. The sus-
thing as normal when looking at the find her big story and love pense keeps you on
world and no matter how badly you want to hate the characters work- the edge of your seat
to dislike someone it’s impossible when ing against them. but the humor makes
they shower you with affection and a As the heat between Jamie and Max it comfortable to sit there.
vintage Mustang. is turned up, frustration flares. Jamie
Even though “Full Speed” is the third tries to push Max away and deny her "See FULL SPEED, p.37
10.17.03 ! The Viking Views ! 31
We’re in good happy with politics in America, and they
certainly let us know.
If Boi digresses from conventional rap
with Speakerboxx, then Dré has packed his
hands with Outkast “Man acting as if he was the Supreme
Being/Clocking the souls of men out like
things and moved as far away from hip-
hop as possibe with The Love Below.
André “André 3000” Benjamin and he was God and W.A.R.” The disc’s intro could be mistaken for
Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, the two parts But Speakerboxx never loses the hip- an old Frank Sinatra number, but that’s just
that equal the eclectic hip-hop duet the beginning: Love Below is, simply put,
Outkast, aren’t your everyday rappers. an opus of Dré’s love for the world.
Since they emerged from the Atlanta “Everybody needs a glass of water to-
hip-hop underground ten years ago, Boi day to chase the hate away,” Dré advises
and Dré have created some of rap’s most on “Love Hater,” and on “Hey Ya!” Dré
genre-bending albums. asks, “If what they say is ‘Nothing is for-
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And with Speakerboxx/The Love Be- ever’ then what makes love the exception?”
low, their sixth album, the boys from At- Dre’s grandiose hip-hop love opera
lanta have created a set of two discs, the reaches its dénouement at perhaps the high-
former written and performed by Boi and light of the entire album with the bluesy,
the latter by Dré, that the words hip-hop soul-driven, “Take Off Your Cool,” where
can hardly define. Norah Jones provides the harmonies over
But that is a good thing. acoustic guitar and Dré pleading “Baby,
Because with both discs the group don’t be so cool/I wanna see you.”
combines rap lyrics with every possible hop sensibility that’s been Outkast’s trade- In the album’s final number, “Vibrate,”
category of music, from rock to funk, to mark all these years: the disc’s highlights, Dré tells us that “The future is in your
create an album that transcends their la- “Ghetto Musick” and “The Way You hands.” He may be right, and if the future
bel as mere “rappers” and places them in Move,” remind us that Boi is still staying of hip-hop is in the hands of Outkast, we
the category of “artists.” true to his roots; being an artist just gives should all be glad, because we’re in good
Speakerboxx’s “War” is rap’s return to him the freedom to digress for the sake of hands.
the protest song: Big Boi and Dré aren’t his art. -Steve Aquino
Dave Matthews Some Devil RCA Records -
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Although this CD has been a turn off for regular Dave Matthews Band fans, Matthews should be ad-
mired for his solo effort , “Some Devil.” The CD contains more downplayed, but lightweight rhythms
and sounds. Lyrics are heavier and more bare-to-the-bone. When Matthews combines his talents with
lead guitarist of Phish, Trey Anastasio, and his long time accompanist Tim Reynolds, the result is pure
ear candy. Unlike the folk sound of Dave Matthews Band, this album offers a more alternative sound.
Those that buy this album simply to enhance their Dave Matthews Band collection will be delighted to
find that it can offer much more depth and original Dave sound. Beth Becherer
Saves the Day In Reverie Dreamworks Records COURTESY OF CDNOW.COM
Punk-pop group Saves the Day’s fifth album, In Reverie, strays from former style. The sweet, pleasant-
sounding tunes may be discouraging at first listen, but slowly become more enjoyable. The album title
implies the act of daydreaming and the listener is left doing so. With lyrics such as “I’m never in my waking
life, dreaming is my all the time,” the 12 tracks melodically flow through the airwaves leaving behind heavy
words to digest. Lead singer Chris Conley continues basing songs on the sorrows of relationships. With this
album though, unlike previous ones, a softer side of the band is shown. These made-for-fall songs will fit in
even more as the leaves fall and the temperature decreases. Amy King
Morbid Angel Heretic Earache Records
As pioneers of modern death metal, Morbid Angel holds a classic and relentless sound, though it
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never falls into a pattern of mindless thrashing. While nothing revolutionary, “Heretic” is filled
with technical instrumentals along with excellent growling vocals from Steve Tucker. Every song
is solid and lyrics are purposeful. A wealth of material has been included in this 2-disc set such as
secret tracks, a ‘Drum Check’ which evolves into a full-blown drum solo, and a second disc of
Morbid Angel tracks without the vocals, perfect for anyone interested in some death metal karaoke
sessions. It’s obvious the group had fun with this album, and I’m sure anyone with a taste for their
musical style will enjoy it. Mike Cook
32! The Viking Views ! 10.17.03
Stop Making Sense Jon Dieringer
Listeners choose between lawsuits or free DVDs
Record industry assumes role of strangers with candy to eliminate piracy
While all are abuzz about how the est, if not most iconic videos of all time – That’s a novel idea: force people to
record industry is to initiate thousands especially “Living Dead Girl,” which, shot- buy the album by not including the key
of dollars in lawsuits on its core audi- for-shot, recreates scenes from the Ger- song. Too bad that, after all is said and
ence in the coming months, what many man-expressionist masterwork “The Cabi- done, it would be easier to figure out how
fail to realize is that there has been an net of Dr. Caligari.” With a slightly better to download the song off KaZaA than
increase of late inthe amount of alterna- sound mix and Zombie commentary, it access the song off Costello’s website
tive incentives not to download albums: easily could have been sold for full price with a confusingly long PIN number. And
Free DVDs and bonus downloads with as a standalone DVD – but, along with the the process isn’t even compatible with
all your favorite new releases! CD, it runs at about $12-$15. Macintosh computers.
But as cool as the idea sounds, it Most of the people who don’t own all of Because of such varied measures, it’s
would be taking a gamble to buy a CD Zombie’s albums that would possibly buy difficult to discern what conclusions can
based on a bonus CD or DVD alone. a greatest hits CD have probably just be drawn from the influx in bonus con-
You can argue that people may also ap- downloaded the songs anyway – So if any tent. Some artists, like Ryan Adams and
preciate the artwork or liner notes, but it CD ever needed a bonus DVD, it’s this one. Stephen Malkmus, have included bonus
still remains easier and far cheaper to But as for Mr. Elvis Costello… CDs that are better than the albums they
illegally download music, even more so His new album, North is beautiful. It is are packaged with. On the other hand,
than it is to purchase legal downloads both romantic and personal, a series of Jane’s Addiction’s “comeback” album,
through Apple’s iTunes music store. musings about love and changing seasons “Strays,” came in a “special edition”
So, litigation aside, there is a right played out as a series of intimate piano which, at an additional cost, contained a
way to get people to buy CDs, and there numbers. But it sounds like something you DVD of a mere few minutes of worthless
is a wrong way. Enter Rob Zombie. would hear on NPR, and therefore I would material.
While the title of his greatest hits al- submit that no one in its target audience But at the end of the day – or, rather,
bum, Past, Present & Future is has idea how to download music. every CD release Tuesday – there’s noth-
understatedly cliché, the overall pack- So it’s a sign of the time’s need for dras- ing wrong with getting a free DVD. At
age is anything but. While bonus DVDs tic measures that the album, which is put the very least, in the future these will be
typically include footage of the band sit- out on the Deutsche Grammophon label some sort of oddball pop cultural anomaly
ting around in the studio drinking bottled that specializes in baroque chamber pop, that will sell well on Ebay – only ten years
water and talking about the profundity includes not only a bonus DVD, but also later, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
of their next album, Zombie’s DVD con- an Internet-only music download. bowls that came free with select brands
tains every single video of not only his Forget that the bonus DVD is of rather of cereal in the early 1990s will set you
solo work, but White Zombie as well trivial value – Elvis plays three of the songs back at least $15 for a complete set on
(with the unfortunate exception of Mike on a set straight out of a rustic-themed the online auction site.
Judge’s animated video for the impec- commercial for a wood-surface cleaner, But when “incentives” to buy music
cably named “Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks complete with fake autumn-brown leaves come at an additional cost, monetary or
& Cannibal Girls.”) on the piano – the bonus download is not otherwise, the consumer never wins.
Between Rob and White Zombie, we of some obscure outtake, but the album’s Most people would choose a free cereal
have been treated to some of the great- title track. bowl over an expensive coaster.
Music Piracy idea, a really bad idea,” he said.
These financial problems within the
should receive strict consequences.
“We have laws in place to protect
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recording industry may be a fault of people who make something, people
come down,” Chopra said. something larger than simply music who paint something, and music artists
However, Jensen believes that if the downloading, such as terrorism. need protection too,” she said. She said
companies gave consumers more reasons “Economic depression led to less the main problem with controlling mu-
to purchase CDs they could have less- record sells. It can happen to any busi- sic piracy is that “it’s not physical, you
ened the conflict that the music industry ness,” Jensen said. can’t put locks on it.”
has been faced with. Chopra is opposed to file trading, and Chopra believes file sharing is some-
“KaZaA is a gold mine, and the record “anything that puts the songwriter at a times viewed as disrespectful to music
companies didn’t act like anything was disadvantage.” She believes that it is in general. She believes that if file trad-
going on, they didn’t adapt at all,” he damaging to the economy. ing gets out of hand the progression of
said. “If you want to store it in on your hard mainstream music will be damaged.
Jensen said that the record companies’ drive and deny the artists the benefits, “Big names like Elvis and Johnny
decision to undergo legal action on mu- that is pretty close to robbery,” she said. Cash would not have existed without the
sic fans could be a negative decision for Although it is difficult to control an record industry…we are killing people
them. electronic program, opponents of music who could be the next Johnny Cash,” she
“I think suing your customers is a bad piracy believe those who are caught said. !
10.17.03 ! The Viking Views ! 33
OHSAA ruling hits home
Martin affected by once admitted, must abide by the association is run in an organized and
OHSAA’s bylaws to take advantage of fair manner.
recent decision the benefits of being a member, such as “We operate on a democratic process.
regarding residency post-season tournament play. This
pushes most schools to join even though
We are not a governing body which
changes laws whenever we feel like it,”
BY TYLER ALLCHIN Staff Writer
they have no direct input on the rules Goldring said. “The member schools tell
For 97 years, the Ohio High School that they are being governed by. A total us when something needs to be
Athletic Association has regulated almost of 820 school districts are members of changed.”
all of the high school sports within the the OHSAA. Senior Jeremy Martin and his family
state of Ohio. The OHSAA is a privately “About 98 percent of the high schools have recently been involved in one of
run organization that creates and en- in the state are part of the association the cases that the OHSAA has ruled
forces rules and regulations upon mem- and they have to deal with the rules re- upon. Prior to the Hoover v. GlenOak
ber school districts and their athletes. gardless if they believe they are fair or football game, Martin’s eligibility was
There is not a single state law that gives not,” Plakas said. “One of the founda- called into question by a complaint filed
the OHSAA the power to govern in the tions of this country is taxation without with the North Canton School District,
manner that it does. Furthermore, the representation and the OHSAA is enact- which was then referred to the OHSAA.
organization’s rulings on cases are con- ing regulations without allowing a stu- Understanding the process by which
sidered final be- dent or parent Martin was ruled ineligible by the
cause the appeals to be part of the OHSAA is somewhat unclear due to the
process to amend OHSAA Commitment board.” lack of information released by the asso-
these decisions is The Ohio High School Athletic Association B o b ciation, but Plakas says that each case
performed inter- is committed to serving its member Goldring, the must be brought to the attention of the
nally, within their schools by being the nation’s premier non-
Director of In- association.
profit athletic administration organization.
own association. formation at “The OHSAA does not randomly
Mr. Lee Plakas, the OHSAA, check school districts,” Plakas said. “Ev-
·Provide exemplary athletic oversight
an established said that mem- ery investigation starts with a complaint.”
through swift, fair, consistent and impartial
Canton attorney regulatory rulings; ber school dis- Martin said that earlier in the week
who has had sig- ·Operate with openess that generates tricts, contrary before the GlenOak football game,
nificant experi- trust and with strict fiscal accountability; Hoover administrators called his father
·Provide impartial, responsive and
to popular be-
ence dealing with lief, have a to the school to verify that one of
the OHSAA, says ·Conduct tournament of nationally great influence Jeremy’s parent was living within the
that school dis- recognized excellence; and on the laws school district.
tricts must follow ·Honor our ultimate purpose, which is “Then, right before the game, Coach
to foster lifelong values, good citizenship,
the association’s their athletic Hertler called me into the coaches’ office
ethics and fair-play approach to life among
rules even though student-athletes while promoting safe and programs. and told me that if I played, the team may
the association’s sporting-like athletic environments. “We are an have to forfeit because of speculation
bylaws are not www.ohsaa.org independent that I was ineligible,” Martin said.
given power by organization. The following Friday Martin was in-
state law. The schools formed by Hoover High School Principle,
“The OHSAA is just that, a private are voluntary members. We get our Mr. Anthony Pallija, that he was ineli-
organization, not created by any state power from our member schools that are gible. Due to FERPA (the Family Educa-
statute,” Plakas said. “School districts asked to vote on new bylaws,” Goldring tional Rights and Privacy Act), guidelines
agree to be members and therefore abide said. “By becoming a member, the school preventing administrators and staff from
by the rules and regulations of the asso- districts agree to follow the rules set by commenting on student affairs, Mr. Pallija
ciation.” our association. Our bylaws are devel- could not comment on the situation in-
The OHSAA is conducted on a sys- oped by the school districts that bring volving Martin and his family.
tem in which a school district applies to issues to us.” Martin, who transferred into the
become a member of the association and, Furthermore, Goldring said that the Hoover School District last year after at-
38 ! The Viking Views ! 10.17.03
tending GlenOak, was, and still is, living harsh. I think “Internal appeals
at his residence on 55 Street, which falls that he [the are almost never re-
within the GlenOak school district lines. commissioner] versed,” Plakas said.
This itself is not a violation of any state could have “The association has
or OHSAA law, because his transfer suspended me been around since the
records show that his parents have resi- for just football. 1960s and there have only
dency on Everhard Rd., well within the But to rule me in- been several dozen cases to
North Canton School District. eligible to play basket- make it through the appeals process
The state law, which the OHSAA de- ball as well is tough.” and hundreds have been appealed.”
fers to, says that the student must at- Martin claims that his family was Goldring agrees that the process to
tend school in the district in which their within the guidelines set by the OHSAA. overturn a ruling is one that can be very
primary parent resides. “My mom was staying at Everhard difficult, but states that the review pro-
North Canton School District Super- between four and six nights a week so cess is well-thought out and logical.
intendent Mr. Tom Shoup was unable to that’s why we felt that it was OK,” Mar- “The commissioner’s rulings can then
comment directly on the Martin case, but tin said. be reviewed by the Board of Control
did agree to comment on general Deciphering between residency and which looks to see if the commissioner
OHSAA, state, and school laws. property ownership is a tough call that one, has made an error; two, he has
“In Ohio a student gets to attend takes much research to determine. Shoup skipped over a bylaw that has precedent
school for free in the school district that said that giving proof of ownership and in the case; or three, there has been new
their parent lives in,” said North Canton showing proof of residency is completely information brought into the case,”
School District Superintendent Shoup. different. Goldring said.
After the Martin case was brought be- “It’s very easy to show documenta- Martin’s family is in the process of
fore the OHSAA, the commissioner ruled tion that they own the house. They can deciding what is the best method to go
that Martin’s parents were not residing show an I.D. and that all the utilities are about fighting the ruling, but in the mean-
within the school district and therefore in their name for that house. For all we time Martin said that his mom is attempt-
he was ineligible to play sports until Apr. know all the person does is own the ing to take matters into her own hands
1. house,” Shoup said. “My mom is writing a letter to the com-
Due to this OHSAA violation, Martin The origin of the complaint or why missioner of the OHSAA and he said that
was ruled ineligible to play sports for the the OHSAA commissioner decided to he would look at it,” Martin said. “At this
remainder of the school year if he decides further research the Martin case is point we’re just trying to find out more
to continue to go to class at Hoover. The anyone’s guess at this point of the pro- information.”
punishment is completely altered if he de- cess. The Martins now have several le- Speaking from prior litigation experi-
cides to attend school at GlenOak. gal options as to pursuing Jeremy’s eli- ence, Plakas said that Martin’s best
“Right now if I transfer to GlenOak gibility, but the process is an uphill battle chance of creating change would be
my suspension ends Apr. 1 and I would against the OHSAA. Plakas said that the through the civil court system.
be able to run track,” Martin said. “I am family could apply for an appeal by the “In order to regain his eligibility to
not going to transfer though.” OHSAA review board which overseas the play this season, or school year he would
Although the punishment was ex- commissioner’s initial ruling. have to receive a retaining order or in-
tremely difficult for Martin to take, he has “The case can be reviewed by the junction by the court,” Plakas said.
been able to be kept in good spirits by commissioner and the two assistants, Furthermore, Plakas feels that without
his teammates. and finally a board of review that is com- taking on the legal issues involving the
“I’m a little disappointed, but I’m still prised of principals, coaches, and admin- OHSAA, the Martins have little chance
practicing to make my team better, so I’ve istrators that belong to the OHSAA,” of proving their case.
been feeling pretty good. There’s not Plakas said. “Factually it appears that there is not
much I can do now, it’s just something The rulings on OHSAA cases can be a whole lot of dispute on the case in ques-
I’m going to have to deal with,” Martin overturned using this process, but ac- tion,” Plakas said. “It gets back to the
said. cording to Plakas, the likelihood of this question of ‘Who is the association any-
“I think the punishment is a little happening is extremely small. how?’ ” ! v
10.17.03 ! The Viking Views ! 39
Soccer players all torn up
Lacrosse to play on Bozeka’s sentiment. ceived an estimate of $30,000 for such a
“Soccer players’ parents are com- system. Gates and Oravec suggest that
soccer field plaining that it’s their field and they get lacrosse could help pay for it.
to choose if we can play on it,” said se- But at the moment, there has been no
BY JON DIERINGER Staff Writer
nior Matt Gates, lacrosse player. formal communication between the soc-
The devil hath no fury like an angry Shimek said he has only heard a few cer and lacrosse booster clubs, so no fi-
girls soccer player. Well, maybe. concerns about the amount of damage nancial plans have been made.
“It’s more of a passive sort of anger,” to the field. Some parents opt not to pro- “I’ve spoken with the lacrosse boost-
said junior Jessica Oravec, a member of test at all. ers and mentioned that [speaking with
the Lady Vikings soccer team. “A lot of “Well,” said Robert Vandervaart, the soccer boosters] might be an avenue
the players are just mad because they president of the Soccer Boosters, “it’s they’d like to follow,” Shimek said.
think the lacrosse players are the school’s property, and they have the Finance has not been the only area of
going to right to delegate it as they see fit.” concern. Many soccer players are worried
tear up the Since the property for the field was that playing lacrosse on the field will add
field.” aquired in 1996, the school, Sideliners, additional wear and tear, which might have
Due to and, most significantly, soccer boosters, implications on the players’ well-being.
positive have worked to raise money for the field’s “I’m just worried about safety,” he said.
public re- lights, surface, press box, scoreboard, Bozeka believes that lacrosse players
sponse, the fencing and leveling. Between fund rais- have reasons to treat the field well.
athletic ers and personal donations, soccer “If we have a nice field to play on, we
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ASHLEY PUCCI council de- boosters have contributed an estimated can play better,” he said.
cided that $55-60,000. They added the concession Because playing in the soccer field
the lacrosse team will be allowed to use stand as recently as 2001. Currently, ac- now allows the lacrosse team to gener-
the soccer field for its 2004 season. cording to Vandervaart, the boosters are ate revenue from ticket sales and con-
“It was one of the first things put on my pushing for a sprinkler system. cessions, Gates says that the team will
plate as athletic director,” said Mr. Don Hoover soccer parent David Habib, have money to pay for repairs.
Shimek, new to the position this year. who announces the boys and girls soc- However, it is uncertain whether or not
According to Shimek, the decision cer games and is an officially licensed money will be able to compensate for the
was made after lacrosse Coach Matt Gre- referee, says that an irrigation system can potential amount of damage to a field.
gory approached him about the matter help the turnaround between the two But if such problems become too great,
last spring. The purpose was to respond sports’ seasons. lacrosse simply may not be able to use the
to some problems – “good problems,” Jackson’s soccer and lacrosse teams field in the future – the decision to share
says Shimek – including limited parking – lacrosse being a sanctioned rather than the use of the field is “probationary,” as
and large crowds at the Clearmount field, club sport – also share a field. They are both Shimek and Bozeka described it.
where games were played last year. aided by such a system. Despite the controversy, Bozeka
“We’re very happy,” said Stephen Bozeka, “You can [only] kind of tell where the hopes that the team will make it past the
president of the Lacrosse Boosters. [lacrosse] goals were,” said Habib, who sport’s trial period on the field.
But, despite the team’s apparent suc- has visited the field. “I hope we’re there the rest of my life
cess, not everyone seems to share Two or three years ago the school re- time,” he said. !v
Sports Updates won more games than we “Everyone has really Sophomore Bethany
Soccer did all of last year,” Plazak stepped up and helped the McDearmon thinks the up-
With only a handful of said. team,” he said. perclassmen deserve
games left in the season, Junior Greg Habib thinks The team has a record much of the credit.
the boys and girls soccer it is taking a whole team ef- of 5-0-1 in the Federal “The seniors are playing
teams are ready to make a fort to be were they are. League, and with a win awesome,” she said. Oth-
push for the Federal against Jack- ers are also contributing to
League Title. The son, they can the team.
! Senior Caitlin
boys have an overall claim the “(Freshman) Karen
Sampsel and jun-
record of 6-5-1 while ior Carly Mihaila
Federal Russell is really stepping
the girls have a record fight for the ball League title. up,” said McDearmon.
of 7-2-4. during a recent The girls Both teams are gearing
Coach Nick Plazak game against are also in the up for games against Jack-
believes the boys are Jackson. The F e d e r a l son and hope to claim Fed-
making very good team lost 1-0, but League race eral League titles.
progress. still has a record with a record
“We have already of 8-3-4. of 3-0-2. –Dominic Reolfi
40 ! The Viking Views ! 10.17.03
Sports overrun by rivalries
BY KACI LAPP Staff Writer Alison Janecko, a junior at Jackson, County,” he said.
also believes there’s a line that shouldn’t Calabretta also feels that sports may
For years, school rivalries have been be crossed when it comes to school ri- be becoming too competitive.
a chance for students from different valries. “I never really thought of Hoover as
schools to show off their school spirit in “When somebody gets physically a rival until I played football against them
unique ways. However, some students hurt, it’s getting way too serious,” she my sophomore year. One person repeat-
may be taking the good-intentioned said. edly swore at me during the game, and
rivalries to extremes. Janecko feels that the persistence with I wanted to take off my helmet and
Junior Randy Brayer knows this all which schools hold pep rallies and “spirit scream ‘it’s just a game!’” he said.
too well. He witnessed some of Hoover’s weeks” is not necessarily what is caus- Brayer
stolen signs laying outside of GlenOak ing rivalry among students from differ- a n d
High School. ent schools. Calabretta “It’s gone too far
“I take marketing at GlenOak,” he said, Brayer agrees. agree
“when I was leaving one day I saw some “Pep rallies are fun, but they don’t that good when there is
of our signs in front of their school that have that large of an effect,” he said. sports- cheating involved
had been painted over. One was Jackson sophomore, Melissa manship
painted green, and the other one said Cyperski, said that school rivalries are is be- to win an athletic
‘Go, G.O.’” not all based upon athletics, but other coming a event.”
Eric Calabretta, a senior at GlenOak, areas as well. relevant
was not aware of the stolen Hoover “As a member of the speech and de- i s s u e – Randy Brayer, 11
signs in front of his high school. bate team at Jackson, I am fully aware of among
“It doesn’t really surprise me. The ri- how competitive the academic world local high
valry between Hoover and GlenOak truly is,” she said, “We, as well, have schools. When participating in school
seems to be growing every year. I’ve our own rival, and beating them academi- rivalry, moderation may be the key.
heard lots of rumors about things that cally is our goal, second only to achiev- “School rivalries are tradition,”
have been done out of rivalry between ing our personal best.” Cyperski said. “Ask anyone about [his
Jackson and Hoover, and now it looks Calabretta, shares this opinion. or her] high school rival and I’m sure
like GlenOak is trying to become a part “Jackson and Hoover are always try- they will have plenty of stories about
of that,” he said. ing to beat each others’ test scores,” the ‘big game.’ ”
Brayer still believes rivalries make he said. “I believe it’s all in good fun until it’s
high school sports exciting, as long as Brayer agrees that school rivalries taken too far, and unfortunately, that is
they aren’t taken out of hand. have expanded to include academics, prone to happen in this day in age,” she
“It’s gone too far when there is cheat- but maintains most of the battles take added.
ing involved to win an athletic event,” place on the fields and courts. “However, what would life be with-
he said. “Athletics are so competitive in Stark out that competitive edge?” ! v
Girl’s Tennis “This season we really to state tournaments. that we deserve.”
worked our butts off,” said “Ryan was such an inspi- Ianni agrees, and insists
The Hoover girls tennis senior Stephanie Larkin. “We ration to me and the whole that a stand needs to be made.
team finished their season had fun and we played some team.” said Ianni. “He “Once we make a state-
with a 19-2 record. good tennis.” brought a sense of unity to ment and improve our pro-
The doubles pair of se- Ianni the team gram, it’s going to make a
nior Christine Vogelgesang broke the and told us, difference,” said Ianni. “We
and junior Jenamarie Ianni, record for
“This season we really “ a l w a y s hardly ever have any fans at
moved on from sectionals number of worked our butts off.” fight till the our matches.”
and played at the district wins in a — Stephanie Larkin, 12 end...don’t Ianni feels that the teams
tournament at Rocky River. season accept to determination should not be
“We played very well at with 31 lose.” overlooked.
sectionals,”said wins and 4 losses. Many feel tennis does not “Athletes not just football
Vogelgesang. “Against The girls attribute much of get enough recognition. players work hard every day
tough competition we held their success to their new “We play our hearts out, to succeed in their sport and
our ground.” head coach Ryan Shaffer. day in and day out.” said they should get recognition
This season was a giant Shaffer coached at St. Volgelgesang. “Sometimes for what they accomplish,”
leap from previous ones. Thomas, and sent many girls I think we don’t get the credit said Ianni.
10.17.03 ! The Viking Views ! 41
Runners stride toward state
Teams excel in the runner Danielle Berasi said. “Everybody win,” Ackerman said.
put in their own work this summer and The boys cross country team is
long run against it’s paying off now.” making a strong push for a successful
competition The girls varsity team has pulled
together to make this season better than
season this year.
“Our goals are to win the rest of our
BY ADELE VERGIS Staff Writer any previous year, according to junior invitationals and to make it to states. We
Instead of getting their hair done or Whitney Queen. want to be one of the top two in our
washing their cars in preparation for this “[The girls] are running really well region,” sophomore varsity runner Josh
year’s Homecoming dance, the boys and together,” said coach Travis Ackerman. Runner said.
girls of the Hoover cross country team “Last year [they] were really happy to be They also hope to win the Federal
were running through mud and rain at at states, their goal was to get there. This League Championship this year,
the Stark County Invitational. Staying year we want to be in the top eight at according to Ackerman.
focused on the race and not the dance, least.” Leading the team toward these goals
the men and Helping the are senior runners Ryan Cowan and
! Sophomore team accomplish
women of both David Blend who, according to
teams ran their way this goal are Ackerman, work hard every day at
to first and second varsity runners practice and push other members of the
the mud at the
place finishes, S t r o n g s v i l l e Sarah McCort team to do the same.
respectively. Invitational on and Alex Bourlas. “We’ve come together as a team really
This dedication Oct. 4. His According to well,” said Runner. “Our seniors have
to the sport has 24th place fin- Ackerman, these taken a large leadership role.”
been an ongoing ish helped the girls not only Due to strong teams as well as strong
trend throughout team come in lead the team by individuals, both the girls and boys cross
the season, as this third overall. taking the first or country teams have achieved success so
is the first time both second places in far this season. While both teams hope
teams have been meets, but also to continue their pace to States as well
simultaneously motivated the team to succeed as win the Federal League Championship,
state ranked. Both the boys team, ranked during workouts. they understand that it is necessary for
fifth in the state, and the girls team, Though both Bourlas and McCort them to work hard and remain dedicated
ranked eighth in the state, attribute this have run well this season, the whole team to the task at hand.
success to hard work, strong leadership, has consistently scored well at “Our teams are really dedicated. We
and team unity. invitationals. all compete with each other to be the best.
“We are all really close and we train “Even though you have one or two You can’t really run successfully and not
really hard in practice,” senior varsity great runners, it takes the whole team to be dedicated,” Berasi said.! v
Sports Updates Simpson, the team is ready tournament, even with a team ment.
Volleyball for the tournament. like McKinley in their bracket. If the team wins against
The Hoover Lady Vikes “We are looking forward to “McKinley is a good team,” Barberton they will play in
Volleyball team is winding our rematch against Austin- DiRusso said, “but they are the Sectional Final on Oct.
down the regular season with town Fitch,” Simpson said. beatable.” 16. The team could then
a record of 11-5. The team is Senior Jessica DiRusso After the season ends, play in the District Tourna-
now preparing for the Federal thinks that the they have a the team will begin the sec- ment, taking place on Oct.
League tournament and play- good chance to do well in the tional tournament, where they 21 and 23. The dates for
offs. are seeded fourth, the Regional and the State
The Federal !Junior Callan Russ and will play Tournaments are yet to be
League tournament prepares to return a against Bar- announced.
will take place on Oct. serve during a recent berton on Oct. 14. DiRusso thinks that the
4, and the winner of game against Kidron The Lady Vikes team has had its success
the tournament will win Central Catholic. The played Barberton so far this season because
the Federal League team lost, but they are earlier this season of its unity.
Title. According to having a good sea- and defeated “When we play as a team
junior Samantha son with a record of them in the we are unbeatable,” she
11-5. Barberton Tourna- said.
42 ! The Viking Views ! 10.17.03
‘Z’ Marks the Spot Chris Zaluski
The record ‘keeper’
No one kicks past Ostrowski
Goalie breaks shut-out record season tickets for the floor seats will success has been the performance of
Varsity soccer goalie, senior Chad go on sale in early November. their defense, which has held oppo-
Ostrowski, saved a place for his name Homecoming Madness nents to an average of six points a
in the Hoover record books this sea- For the second time in two years the game. This incredible statistic ranks
son by breaking the career shutout football team had to postpone the sec- Hoover’s defense as one of the top in
record. Surpassing the old record of ond half of their game on Sept. 26, due the state for points allowed per game.
14 shutouts, the three year letterman to thunderstorms. After the Vikes What attributes to the defenses
is very humble about his accomplish- rumbled ahead for a 19 to 0 lead over success?
ment. McKinley in the first half, lightning Senior middle linebacker Tom
“I just did my job,” he said. “My de- struck, delaying and eventually post- Santelle cites great teamwork and
fense helped me break [the record].” poning the game for Saturday morning hustle in helping the defense shutdown
Ostrowski also said that people at ten. opponents.
mentioned the record to him a few While the football team was finish- “When other teams play our de-
times but that he didn’t think too much ing off McKinley Saturday morning on fense, they’re really playing a family,
of it, wanting to keep his thoughts to- a field resembling the Everglades, the not just another team,” Santelle said.
wards the main goal of winning the Fed- boys and girls cross country teams were Another quality, according to
eral League title. also sloshing through the mud five min- Santelle, is that there are not any stars.
The varsity team has a good shot utes down the road at Walsh Univer- “Nobody stands out,” he said. “Ev-
of achieving this goal, as they are cur- sity. Even though the runners were so eryone gets the job done and that’s why
rently undefeated among the league. muddy by the end of the race that fans we’re so successful.”
Only Jackson stands in their way. were unable to read their jerseys, the Soccer basket winner
Floor-side action boys placed first and the girls placed The soccer boosters announced the
“The Win-Tunnel” will have a new second in the Stark County Meet. winner of their sports basket raffle, Mr.
feature this upcoming basketball sea- Violent lightning, torrential down- Joe Abel of Canton, at a recent soc-
son. Floor seats will be added beneath pours, along with gusty winds…what a cer game. The basket included a hand-
the overhead walkway. The new sec- great day for a Homecoming dance. sewn afghan blanket, as well as other
tion will be set-up on the Auxiliary Gym Solid D Vikings accessories. The money
side and will continue adding to the Surprising everyone except them- raised from the raffle was put into the
exciting atmosphere. selves, the football team has been turn- funds to get new sprinklers for their
According to the Athletic Office, ing a lot of heads. Attributing to their field.
Vikings will continue to be follow through.” Ceretta said.
Football the competition for other Many players consider With two more Federal
Staying undefeated, the teams that they have been. Hertler, along with the rest League games and the
Hoover Vikings football “We plan to continue of the coaching staff, great playoffs coming up, the
team holds the record of 7- fighting our hardest through contributors to their suc- competition gains empha-
0. The team that many the end of this season and cess. sis, but Ceretta sees a posi-
expected would not suc- we know we will succeed to “Our coaches continue to tive outcome for the
ceed is keeping the heat the end,” he said. drive us throughout the sea- Viking’s season.
on for future teams at the Coach Don Hertler has son,” quarterback Sam “As long as we play to
end of the season as well. been very satisfied ! Senior Chad our best ability there’s not
Ranked first in their with the team’s Coyle goes out a team that can beat us,”
computer region for the performance. for a pass during he said.
playoffs and eighth in the “I’ve been really a recent practice. The Hoover Vikings have
state, the Vikings hold happy with their atti- The team’s hard 2 more Federal League
strong to their determina- tude and their togeth- work throughout matchups before the play-
tion. erness,” Hertler said. the season has offs. They play Lake at
Alex Ramsey, senior co- “ The coaches pre- led them to a 7-0 home tonight starting at 7.
captain believes that the pare them and they -Amanda Crawford
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Tyler’s Tirade Tyler Allchin
ESPN fires Limbaugh comes to consis-
tency, one can
Comments on McNabb taken offensively hardly be as solid
Athletics are a microcosm of chance to correct his wrong. Giving
American culture. Examination of the him a second chance under the stipu- as Chaz Maul.
lives and events of athletes along with lation that he apologize for his actions Maul, a junior on
the scrutiny of the media can bring to would have been showing both a the boys varsity
light cultural attitudes in the sports strong stance on the issue and toler- golf team, has
world and in the general populous. ance of a differing, although mis- been productive
One such cultural attitude that has guided, opinion. all season, helping the golf team to a
surfaced in the wake of an ESPN Along the same lines, the NFL as a 6-3 record thus far.
commentator’s remarks on the Phila- whole has had issues with acceptance He has finished near the top all year
delphia Eagles quarterback Donovan and tolerance. This season the league and was also named Second Team
McNabb. During the airing of ESPN’s is cracking down on the excessive cel-
All Federal League. One of the high-
“Sunday Morning Countdown” Sept. ebration of it’s players. They do not
28, commentator and conservative want to see throat slashing movements
lights of his season was a top-ten fin-
talk show host Rush Limbaugh voiced or death depiction in celebration, that’s ish at a preseason tournament.
his opinion that McNabb was only re- fine. But to fine Terrell Owens for sign- Coach Scott Snyder agrees that
ceiving added credit and publicity for ing a football following a touchdown, Maul is a very good player.
his performance because the media as the league did last season, is ab- “ Chaz has been consistent all sea-
wanted to see an African-American surd. The action harmed no one and son,” said Snyder, “He has a very
quarterback succeed in the NFL. was fun in nature. The NFL and ESPN good swing. Probably the best on the
The cultural brought to light by have problems seeing their employ- team.”
these remarks is that of in-tolerance. ees show a difference in opinion or Hopefully, Maul can keep up his
In-tolerance of race and performance creativity. great play for the rest of the year and
of others and the un-acceptance of the At the bottom of these examples is
help the team finish strong.
differences in human beings. the reality that the American public
Limbaugh’s comments run deep in wants conformity and with conformity
racial concerns but more importantly comes normalcy. And normalcy in ath- For all of you
they highlight the problem of cultural letics is boring. The allowance of dif-
skeptics who say
acceptance as a whole. fering opinions and actions creates
When Limbaugh spoke that Sun- drama and excitement.
day, he commented on an athlete’s Instead of trying to stop people from pretty easy, just
race. Wow, that’s profound because giving their opinions, the authority fig- try telling that to
the color of one’s skin has so much to ures and the sports world should coun- senior Christine
do with how they perform on the foot- teract these simple-minded comments Vo g e l g e s a n g .
ball field. More importantly McNabb’s by intelligently disagreeing and allow- Her great play
performance has spoken for itself with- ing the fans to make their own unaf- this year has not
out the help of a bigot minded media fected decision. By doing so the sports just come from hopes and dreams.
man to try and help show otherwise. world will show a tolerance for differ- Vogelgesang, a senior on the girls var-
McNabb has been to three Pro Bowls ing opinions and at the same time giv- sity tennis team, has put in countless
and was the CBS radio player of the ing sports commentators the ability to
hours of hard work and dedication to
year in 2000. control their own destiny. Because,
get where she is at today.
Was Limbaugh out of line? Of lets face it, even if Limbaugh had
course he was. Is he a racist? I’m not stayed at ESPN, without a proper apol- Vogelgesang believes that hard
sure, but the fact remains that he’s an ogy his opinion would have meant work will lead to success.
unaccepting person. And that needs absolutely nothing. “ I like to see my hard work pay off
to change. Not only inside of If the way in dealing with these situ- when it matters the most, on the court,”
Limbaugh, but society in general. ations begins to change the rest of the she said.
Not only does Limbaugh need to sports community will catch on. And it Vogelgesang claims she owes much
re-think his intolerance of others, but already has started at an unlikely to the people around her.
ESPN and the NFL do as well. Fol- place, Donovan McNabb. “I’ve been influenced by many
lowing his comments, Limbaugh was Following Limbaugh’s statements people,” she said. “Coach Ryan and
promptly forced to resign from his McNabb politely commented that he
all my teammates with their confidence
ESPN position. He embarrassed him- had the right to give his thoughts, but
in me and my success.”
self on national television and ruined in his own humble opinion his perfor-
his reputation. What would have been mance on the field spoke for itself. Nice If Vogelgesang can keep up her
wrong with allowing him to burn his job Donovan, more than your passion good play, she and the Vikings should
own bridges, but retain his job? on the field, your comments off of it have no problem finishing strong this
Although blatantly wrong, have shown that to have sportsman- season.
Limbaugh should have been given the ship you must display tolerance. –Brandon Hugg
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