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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
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Letters to the Editor can be no longer than 250 words, and must
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level. Letters to the Editor should be submitted to Room 120 or      -Spring Sports are well into the season.     -Seniors are leaving soon
to the Centric mail box in the main office. The Centric will not
                                                                     -Prom 2009 is tomorrow!                      -The weather isn’t what
print anything that the staff perceives as obscene, in poor taste,
                           or against school philosophy, thus we
                                                                     -The end of the school year is                we would like it to be
Centric                    reserve the right to edit or refuse any    quickly approaching
Central Catholic contribution including advertising and              -CCHS production of Hello Dolly
H.S.                       public service announcements.              is May 8, 9, 10th
                                                                     -School picnic marks the end of
2250 Cherry St.                                                      the school year!
Toledo, OH
Ashley Kinstle
Managing &
Sports Editor
Morgan Delp
Staff Reporters
Mallory Tarr
Skylar House
Mrs. Christine
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.
                                 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
                                    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.
    Exciting Spring Season Underway
        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.
        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.

        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!
        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

    Schedules for each of these teams are available onlone at centralcatholic.org (Athletics>Spring Sports)
is the best!

               Spring is here!

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