Centric Central Catholic H.S. 2550 Cherry St. Toledo, OH 43608 Apr. 24, 2008 Vol. 89 No. 4 Sr. Prejean enlightens students By Ashley Kinstler no one to visit him. So, victims. At ﬁrst, she families of the victims It was then converted C e n t r a l she decided to visit thought they wouldn’t made me appreciate into a screenplay and Catholic started the him on death row. She want to speak to her, God’s people even movie. Although there annual CCHS Reads then began visiting seeing as she was more,” said Prejean. are many differences program three years often and was asked helping the man who Sr. Prejean between the acted ago. Each year a new by Patrick Sonnier murdered their son gathered her thoughts versions and the book is chosen and himself to be his and daughter. The and experiences and written version, the the author comes to spiritual advisor. She parents of the young put them together main point of the story speak to us. This year took on this task with girl had anger towards to form her award- is maintained. “[The we were privileged great courage. At the Sr. Prejean and would winning novel, “Dead ﬁlm is] excellent. I to host Sister Helen time of acceptance, not speak with her. Man Walking”. “This couldn’t have asked Prejean as our guest she had no to work with better speaker in the CCHS idea that she people then Sean and Reads assembly. She would be in the Susan,” said Prejean. is the author of “Dead room with Mr. Sr. Prejean Man Walking”, the Sonnier during is currently working book the entire school the execution. on her seventh and received, which was “The death eighth cases. She is the focus of her visit. house had an working with a man Sr. Prejean eerie feeling in Louisiana and a is an inspiration to it,” said woman in Texas who to all people. She Prejean, “It are both on death faced her fears and was so unreal, row. During our worked through hard like watching interview, she gave circumstances to help a movie. It is a a thumbs up to the someone in need. scripted death. Innocence Project. She was assigned I just kept praying She felt guilty for experience changed This is a group of to be pen pals with for him.” She stood not coming to them my life and I wanted to college students who an inmate on death strong and served as sooner. However, bring people together,” work towards getting row, Patrick Sonnier. the face of God for the parents of the says Prejean. It took innocent people off of He was convicted him as he took his last young boy welcomed her about three years death row. “It is very of the murder of two breaths. “The Gospel her assistance with to complete a ﬁnalized important,” she says, teenagers and was of Matthew helped open arms. The copy of the book. She “Over 130 people have sentenced to death me see him as a child father understood wrote her ﬁrst draft been released. It just by electric chair. They of God despite his Sr. Prejean and the in 1990 and her ﬁnal shows how broken the wrote back and forth actions,” she says. “He importance of her role draft was completed in system is.” She says many times. She was was the ﬁrst person I’d as spiritual advisor. 1993. This book made that DNA testing is communicating with met that had no one. He did not blame Mr. the Library Associates very helpful because him for about two and a I just did what the Sonnier’s mother as Notable Book List in the early 90s courts half years. They talked Gospel says.” many did. He even and was nominated were making a lot of about everything from On top of offered help to her, for a Pulitzer Prize mistakes. To conclude the weather to his helping Mr. Sonnier, such as bringing her in 1993. It was on her interview she wants mother’s stew. She she also attempted to a fruit basket because the New York Times to pass this message could tell that he had help the families of the she was afraid to go Best Seller List for 31 along to the students Page 2: Our view on this year’s retreat. to the market due to weeks. The book was at Central Catholic: Page 3: A note from Men’s Club and spring break the evil glances and also an international “Keep reading, keep survey whispering behind best seller and was thinking, and always Page 4/5: Prom do’s and don’ts her back about her translated into ten run through the prism Page 6/7: Irish sports son. “Working with the different languages. of faith.” Page 2 April 24, 2009 OPINION Central’s annual retreat was a hit!!!!!!!! By Ashley Kinstler so much more. We students’ production said, there was a faith and not be afraid The all-school re- were sent off to start of the stations. This greater number of of what others would treat was deﬁnitely a our spring break with year, some students, students participating, think. She helped me success this year. The a prayer service to such as myself, were whether it was going to realize that I, too, speakers, Chris and celebrate Holy Thurs- set in the middle of down for one-on-one could stand out and Dan, were fun and day and a message the stations which pre- confession or simply live in my faith. I pray interesting. Chris, our from Mr. Clark. Over vented them from see- sitting by the cross that that particular girl retreat leader if you all, I think Central ing the performance. I praying with friends. reads this and un- will, brought a sense Catholic’s all school was constantly having At the cross I derstands how much of fun to the two-day, retreat went very well. to twist and turn in my was at, a young lady she helped me grow spritiual extravaganza However, there were seat just to ﬁnd where that most of us at the in my faith during this with his musical per- some downfalls. the students were per- cross did not know retreat, all because formances and many One thing I did not forming at. asked us all to join of one simple action: jokes. The agenda was like about this year On the other hand, hands and share what prayer. Thank you to very full for both days was the set-up for sta- I did enjoy the confes- we wanted to pray that young lady and to including speeches by tions of the cross. This sion part of the retreat. for. Almost everyone all of the Central Cath- our guests, student is always one of my I think it went a lot in our group partici- olic family for making witness speeches, favorite parts of the re- smoother this year. To pated and I thought it this a wonderful all prayer services, sta- treat and I have always echoe what Fr. Harti- was refreshing to see school retreat. tions of the cross, and been intrigued by the gan and Mr. Kaucher someone act on their The 2008-2009 Centric student newspaper will adhere to the following editorial guidelines: To keep students informed, reporting on activities, events, and people in and out of the CCHS community; to give recognition to outstanding achievement; to report professionally, accurately and completely; and to provide an outlet for students’ talents and opinions, through artwork, editorials and guest articles. The Letters to the Editor can be no longer than 250 words, and must include a signature, full name, conference room, and grade Grins! 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Toledo, OH 43608 csweitzer@ centralcatholic. org Editor-in-Chief Ashley Kinstle Managing & Sports Editor Morgan Delp Staff Reporters Mallory Tarr Skylar House Advisor Mrs. Christine Sweitzer FEATURE April 24, 2009 Page 3 Easter break excursions It looks like many CCHS senior meet new people Aruba with musical along with from our Central Kelsey Myers Elaine Noble, Shannon O’Hearn, all other Glee Club Catholic family Mike Craig, 10- 12- hang out with Morgan and members stuck at traveled down to Myrtle Beach, friends, go out of Sydney Delp and home! Florida to soak FL with CCHS town our families Unless you’re on up some sun over sophomore and Jess Suder, 11- Those that will the baseball team, break... BFF Andrew going to Indiana be chilling in spring athletes Nikki Downs, Burrer to visit people T-Town... stayed home for the 11- Jacksonville, R a c q u e l who used to be Rachel Castillo, holiday for practice Florida with her Stallworth, 12- their neighbors; 12- hang out and games. The family Florida/Atlanta going to the mall with family, Fighting Irish Katie Istler, 12- F a l l o n and shopping with go shopping, baseball team Miami, Florida with Mateuszewski, 12- them! smashing on headed down friends possibly Arizona/ Sarah Waxler and Easter food to Florida for Morgan Sielschott, Florida with two Kimi Shordt- North Zac Fisher, 11- competition and 12- Ana Maria older sisters Carolina skating with friends vacation! Island, FL with her Zach Wentworth, Jasmine Freeman, and shooting family 11- Miami Beach 11- Chicago, IL videos with friends Erika Minor, 12- with his friends, with her family Sarah McCroy, Stewart, FL with staying in a hotel to Casey Boyle- 12- rehearsing for Men’s Club MUSICAL PREVIEW By Morgan Delp the Sanctus Real/Mr. Clark “Hellooooo, Dolly!” The Central Catholic Beneﬁt Concert. They also Central Catholic Presents it’s 80th community continues to organized auditions for a local musical production, “Hello, Dolly!”, a broadway branch out every year with group to be the opening act the addition of new clubs and of this concert. In February, classic. Starring Central Catholic High School’s activities for the students, the group sold delicious chili own, Michael Mesteller as Cornelius Hackle, created by the students. The at Food Fair, and during the Christopher Zavac as Barnaby Tucker, Liz Men’s Club is one of those week of OGT, they hosted Casper as Minnie Fay, and last but not least additions started by a group a tailgate breakfast in the Cheyenne Banas as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher of junior guys earlier this year. school parking lot while the The purpose of this group is to sophomores tested. Men’s Levi. The students of Central Catholic will be make the community a better Club plans on cooking and performing in a HUGH musical involving ﬂips place while forming new serving at the school picnic and gymnastics. Some songs included are friendships and having fun. It as well as setting/cleaning up Hello Dolly and Put On Your Sunday Clothes. was also created to give young for the Sanctus Real concert. “We are ﬂabbergasted to be a part of the great, men an opportunity to hang Tom Cedoz, club President, out with just guys, because describes the group’s sensational play that Central Catholic High has sometimes being with your meetings as “short and to the to offer and we can not wait to have our minds same gender creates a more point”. They pray, go over an overﬂowed with the great voices and spirits comfortable atmosphere. agenda, eat, and dismiss. Pat that we gladly call our Glee Club!”, says Jay The organization, now with Neal is the vice president, Marquette + Andrew Burrer, 10. Come enjoy over ﬁfty members, has been Chris Pope is the secretary, successful in this mission. and T.J. Hufford is the the musical wonders of “Hello, Dolly!” on Friday, Already they have organized treasurer of this organization May 8th, Saturday, May 9th, and Sunday, May a fundraiser to sell t-shirts that is open to men of all 10th. with the proﬁts going to grades. We’re fools whether we dance or not, Prom tips so we might as well dance! Make Prom a Night How to ask someone By Mallory Tarr Tangos Sakurah to Remember to prom in six ways If you’re looking for an authentic Mexican experience at an ideal location, Tangos at the docks is for By Skylar House Sakura is the most entertaining Japanese Steak House resturant in Toledo. It is located you. Tangos Mexican Cantina has the customary • Some of this year’s most Year after year people struggle to ﬁnd the perfect way to ask their date to prom, Mexican classics but also tasty renditions of the on 5294 Monroe street. When you ﬁrst walk into Sakura, you walk over a little bridge. Under the conventional Cantina Pizza, Inferno Wings and popular designs include trying to ﬁnd creative and unique Homemade Poppers as appetizers on the menu. bridge are pretty and exotic Japanese ﬁsh. The ways to make their prom night a scenary is very oriental and calming. The service celebrity knock-offs. It is night they will never forget. Some With a collection of luscious soups, appetizing sides and mouth watering entrees you will soon is excellent and whenever you need something, such as a reﬁll, the waitress or waiter will bring a great way to look like CCHS students told us the most become a fan of this downtown favorite. Tangos menu includes enchiladas, tacos, burritos, fajitas the drink before you even ask for it. The chefs inventive ways they have heard are hilarious and very outgoing. They cook your your favorite stars for a of. and many other traditional Mexican meals. You can enjoy the food within the restaurant or take it food right in front of you on a Hibachi grill. It is very facinating and amusing to watch because fraction of the cost. -A common asking tradition is out to the spacious patio if you prefer. After your the chefs interact with the customers as they the classic writing out the word meal, you can ﬁnish the night with a stroll down cook the food. The prices vary from reasonable • For makeup tips, it’s “prom?” on their car. By adding a the docks while admiring the scenery. Delicious food pared with a great location and festive decor to expensive depending on what you order. ﬂower and a note you can make it For example, you may choose from low cost best to choose three truly special. Decorating the car is is what you will ﬁnd at Tangos Mexican Cantina at the docks. chicken to pricy lobster and steak. Each Hibachi meal is served with soup, fried rice, vegetables, shades of eye shadow a fun and romantic surprise for the Average Dinner price $9.95 and shrimp. Sakura is the perfect resturaunt for lucky prom date. in the same color: light, -For a more romantic idea send family, friends, and couples. If excitement and great food is what you like, then Sakura is the medium and a darker roses with a note attached telling resturaunt for you. them to meet them somewhere 5 out of 5 Shamrocks shade for contrast. Rosies and be there with a colorful sign saying “prom?” By Morgan Delp • Fix that snagged zipper -If your date happens to have a Rosie’s Italian Grille sweet tooth, a creative way to ask corner of Nebraska and McCord by rubbing a small bar them would be to get a cookie For a truly unique taste of ﬁne, homemade Italian cooking, a Toledoan doesn’t have to travel far. In cake made with frosting spelling fact, one could ﬁnd this type of restaurant on the corner of Nebraska and McCord. Rosie’s Italian Grille of soap along the tricky out your dates name and “prom?”. is a perfect restaurant for an elegant family meal or a romantic Valentine’s Day date because of its food, atmosphere, and service. spot with a touch of el- -If your date is a fellow Central Rosie’s is a local family owned business which serves only the best Italian food in the area. While it is on Catholic student, take advantage the expensive side, the meals are deﬁnitely worth it. Portions are generous without being unappetizingly bow grease and you’ll of the student runners and have large; the quality is delicious. Some of their most popular items are the homemade lasagna and margarita pizzas, but all their delicacies have good reputations. Dessert must also be tried; it is very yummy! be good as new. them bring ﬂowers and a note to The actual building is very beautiful and gives off a warm feeling. The decorations are authentic without your perspective dates classroom being tacky, and the dim lighting adds to a peaceful mood. Rosie’s also offers a bar area and scenic or decorate their locker with • Don’t forget a mini balloons and such. outdoor eating during warmer months. The great thing about the Rosie’s atmosphere is the unique blend between being fancy and family- emergency kit. Include -If you’re looking for more of a public display you could always use paper cups to owned, two traits which people don’t always put together. The restaurant is very classy, yet customers are treated well and feel welcome. You get the customer service of a local business but the professionalism of spell out prom in the fence or write it out on a highway sign. gloss, bobby pins, gel or -A scavenger hunt could also be a fun way to ask. Place clues at all of his or her a successful chain, without the generic chain part. This perfect combination makes for an intimate date, if you are willing to pay a little more than the typical neighborhood eatery requires. I would recommend spray, and extra cash. favorite places, with all of the clues leading to a ﬁnal desination. There you would be with a sign reading “prom?”. This would leave any perspective prom date amazed. this divine restaurant to everyone looking for a classy night out. 5/5 shamrocks IRISH SPORTS Winter Success! Six Fighting Irish Wrestlers Compete in State Competition Our Fighting Irish Wrestlers made Central Catholic history this season by sending a record six competitors to the state competition in Columbus. David Pickerel lost to Tyler Houska of Medina Highland in the championship in an intensely close struggle. This was the senior’s third trip to the state competition; he had a great high school career. Juniors Jake Henderson, Vincenzo Cardone, and Dan Cook each placed as well, even though this was only their ﬁrst time to states! Sophomore D.J. Beech and Senior Jordan Ducket also qualiﬁed for states and Jordan Ducket won his ﬁrst round. Before dominating at states, the Irish captured second place in the cities, ﬁrst in sectionals, and third in districts. Congratulations Wrestlers! Mens Hockey Basketball: The Hockey team put in Irish All-City Athletes: Irish take a valiant effort this Fall and Winter 2008-09 year and had a blast second in on the ice, drawing decent crowds to Fall Sports: W i n t e r cities the Ice House on Sports: The Fighting -Boys Cross Coun- weekend nights. The -Girls Basketbal: Irish basketball team try: Ricky Adamason Irish wrapped up their Brianna Jones. deﬁed the odds by and Steve Graver. season in February -Boys Basketball: grabbing the fourth -Mens Golf: Cal Axe with a win-loss-tie Bruce Huntley. seed in the city and Grant Bollin. record of 4-21-3. Good -Wrestling: D.J. league play-offs. To Womens job Irish! -Football: Eric Bates, Beauch, Dave Pickerel, accomplish this they Kyle Cameron, Nate had to come up with Basketball: Hobbs, Mike Mar- Jake Henderson, and huge end-of-season The Lady Irish Swimming row, Dave Pick- Vincenzo Cardone. victories against Waite Basketball team faced erel, Jamal Tarrent, Spring All-aca- and Rogers, two of the a tough schedule this and Doug Williams. top city league teams. year, but was still O u r -Girls Tennis: Mor- demic Team cont Irish Swimmers Not only did the Irish able to maintain a gan Delp, Stdney represented us well at beat the Indians, regular-season record every meet in which Delp, Anna Scherting. -Softball: Alex they crushed them by of 12-8. A highlight -Girls Cross Coun- Davis, Alyssa Den- they competed, and twenty three points. towards the end of the try: Kelly Karcher. their hard work paid man, Emily Grau, But, their surprising season was a 59-48 -Volleyball: Anne off. Waking up early Fallon Matuszews- run didn’t stop there. home victory against McCarthy, Ash- to tackle the water, the ki, Emily Sifuentes, The Irish stayed Pickerington Central, ley Sujkowski. Irish were prepared for tough in defense and a state powerhouse. Margaret Stein, offense as they went The Irish then went a tough district meet. Spring All-Aca- Ashley Sujkowski, Good job swimmers on to defeat top- in to the city play-offs on a long, well-fought demic Team: Ashleigh Whitacre. seeded Waite in the seeded third, losing to season! -Boys Tennis: semiﬁnals at the newly Start in the semiﬁnals -Girls Track: Kaila renovated savage at Clay High School. Blanchard, Kelly Derek Steck. Arena. Unfortunately, The young Irish team Karcher, Anne Mc- -Baseball: Tyler An- the Irish fell in a close fell to the eventual kenbrandt, Jeff Ba- battle to the Titans in Carthy, and Amanda champions 37-51. logh, Jason Comte, the city league ﬁnals. In tournament play, Suhrweier. In post-season play, -Boys Track: Tyler Jordan Duckett, early foul trouble led the Irish lost in the to another loss to the Bell, Brett Buch- Phillip Dysard, Josh DII sectional ﬁnals to Start Spartans to end holz, David Gant, Felix, and Kenny Libbey at Swanton the season. Heban. High School. and Kyle Tatum. IRISH SPORTS Exciting Spring Season Underway Baseball The Fighting Irish baseball team were city league champions last season. This is a huge legacy to follow, but the team is up to the challenge. With strong returning juniors and seniors such as Kyle Burkhardt, Cody Carr, Jeff Balogh, Phil Dysard, Jason Compte, Jordan Duckett, and Kenny Heban, they are expected to be tough competition. They are predicted to have challenges from Clay, St. John’s, St. Francis, Start, and Bowsher. A few early season losses and new pitchers have made for a rocky start, but the team is looking strong and hoping to cement a spot in the leauge play-offs. Softball: The Lady Irish softball team seems to be getting into a fearsome rhythm as their city league season gets underway. With the addition of freshman pitcher Erin Seiler and a solid defensive front consisting of standout shprtstop Ashley Sujkowski and leftﬁelder Ashleigh Whitacre, the Irish will be a force to be reckoned with. Also returning to the varsity team are juniors Kelly Thornton and Monica Klonowski, seniors Alex Dazis, Fallon Matuszewski, Emily Sifuentes, Emily Grau, and Alyssa Denman. The Irih have suffered a few close losses but are looking to improve as their offense does. They recently destroyed three Cleveland teams l;ast weekend at the CYO ﬁelds. Track: Both mens and womens track have started the season with success. The girls are on a roll with strong returning runners from last years’ star team, and the boys are aided by strong distancwe runners who hope to continue success from the cross country season. David Gant from the boys’ team and Kaila Blanchard, Anne McCarthy, Kelly Karcher, and Arika Knannlein will bring a lot to the Irish effort, along with many others. Come put and support a track meet this year. Good luck runners, throwers, and all track competitiors! Lacrosse: This is Central Catholic’s ﬁrst year for men’s lacrosse, a clubsport with growing popularity in the area as well as the country. The program has received overwhelming participation and dedication from these participants. The team has been training on our very own Gallagher Field, rarely used in previous years during the spring. Even though many of its members have never played the game before, the team’s goal is to be competitive and build up a strong foundation for future years. Stay on the lookout for opportunities to see our lacrosse players in action at home and away. Mens volleyball: You can ﬁnd the mens’ volleyball team practicing rigorously in the front gym multiple times a week. They remain the only male high school volleyball team in the area so this dedicated squad has to travel great distances around Ohio for matches. The team looks forward to representing the area well and improving their volleyball skills. The Irish will begin their season this weekend with away games against St. Charles. Good Luck! Schedules for each of these teams are available onlone at centralcatholic.org (Athletics>Spring Sports) CCHS is the best! Spring is here!
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