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Project Celebration provides after-prom fun Exhibit explores anatomy



                                                                                     The Voice of Birdville...Fair & Unbiased

 Volume Eight ~ Number Five ~ Birdville High School ~ North Richland Hills ~ Texas ~ March ~ 2007

Inside Project Celebration provides after-prom fun
edition H
                       ave no fears after the                                                                                                                                                    to waiver from the fun.
                       clock strikes eleven and                                                                                                                                                       Currently on the menu
                everyone gets in their car-                                                                                                                                                      are hotdogs, pizza, pretzels
                riages, the fun filled night of                                                                                                                                                   and chicken nuggets. Not
                partying is not ending, merely                                                                                                                                                   only will there be cart foods,
                gaining its second wind. The                                                                                                                                                     but also throughout the facil-
                after-prom party, Project                                                                                                                                                        ity will be a smoothies, a cof-

                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by Christina Davidson
                Celebration, is sure to be                                                                                                                                                       fee bar, frozen drinks, a choc-
                an eventful night of fun and                                                                                                                                                     olate fountain and Dippin
                prize winning activities.                                                                                                                                                        Dots. Then as morning rolls
                      “The theme is Going                                                                                                                                                        around, there will be an array
                Places with a New York City                                                                                                                                                      of breakfast foods including
                theme,” Project Celebration                                                                                                                                                      bagels and breakfast burritos.
                Chairman Leisa Ramirez
                said. “It really sets the mood                                                                                                                                                          Check-in for Project
 Opinions       of everything New York, con-                                                                                                                                                     Celebration opens at mid-
                tinuing the theme from the                                                                                                                                                       night and lasts until one in
  page 2        actual Prom.”                                                                                                                                                                    the morning. After that the
                      2007 Project Celebra-                                                                                                                                                      doors are locked and no one
                tion is going all out with the                                                                                                                                                   else is allowed into the school.
                theme of New York City and                                Students enjoy casino games at last years Project Celebration.                                                         Students and their dates both
                all it has to offer. First, stu-                                                                                                                                                 need ID.
                dents will be able to pull into    trying to have some cool and       these include Dance Dance                      There will be a bank-                                               If the date is not a stu-
                the circle drive in the front of   unique activities, to kind of      Revolution, Scene It (a game in          er set up in the vicinity in                                      dent of Birdville High School
                the school. As students enter      shy away from the normal           which students watch videos              which students can periodi-                                       they need a drivers license in
                the building the entrance will     carnival type stuff,” Ramirez      and identify shows or movies             cally throughout the night go                                     order to be allowed in. Dress
                have the feel of a New York        said.                              using clues given) and Mario             and cash in their winnings.                                       is casual and comfortable, but
                City subway.                             The casino is sure to        Cart. Carnival type games in-            By cashing in their wins stu-                                     still in dress code.
  Features            Each part of the school:     return again for this year’s       clude a putting green, Plinko,           dents will be able to take a trip                                        “Only about 10% of
                the hallway, big gym, small        activities. No worries if some-    washers, velcro golf shoot and           through the Prize Parade.                                         parents from the senior class
   page 3       gym and cafeteria, will get a      one does not know how to play      ring toss.                                     This year there will be no                                  have donated money, it is go-
                genuine New York City land-        some of the casino games, be-           “We are really trying to            auction, but a Prize Parade,                                      ing to take a lot more funding
                mark. The landmarks include        cause the dealers will be there    make things more fair and                which will be set up down the                                     to be able to pull the whole
                The Heart of New York, A           in assistance for rookie play-     balanced this year in terms              band hall. At the end of the                                      thing off,” Ramirez said.
                Night on Broadway, The Spirit      ers. Other games available         of students getting prizes and           night rankings of who earned                                             The night’s activities re-
                of Time Square, Lady Liberty       will be set up in the big gym.     such,” Ramirez said. “Really             the most money will be tal-                                       quire a lot of money in order
                and Central Park.                        These include a bungee       we want everyone to walk out             lied, which will determine the                                    to pay for the casino, food,
                      Up and down the main         run, mechanical bull and a         with a prize they are going to           order people get to go through                                    activities and prizes.
                hallway will be the feel of        Gyroscope, which astronauts        be able to use.”                         the Prize Parade.                                                        There is still a lot of
                walking on a New York City         use. Not to mention Sumo                Students will be able to                  Students only get to                                        fund-raising to do and par-
                street. Completing the walk        wrestler suits in which stu-       win “play money” through                 choose one thing during a                                         ents can easily get involved.
   Special      with Jazz players, artists and     dents can wrestle each other.      playing in the casino, doing             walk through, but depending                                       By logging onto the Birdville
                entertainers.                      Electronic games will be pro-      games and participating in               on the amount of prizes some                                      High School web page, par-
  page 5~6            “This year we are really     jected onto the gym walls;         activities.                              students may be able to go                                        ents and anyone else can find
                                                                                                                               more than once.                                                   ways to help.

                Exhibit explores anatomy                                                                                             Prizes include every-
                                                                                                                               thing practical for dorm room
                                                                                                                                                                                                        People can make dona-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 tions on the website and also

                T    he new Bodyworlds ex-         Von Hagens is the creator of       hibit will run at Fair Park              living: microwaves, lap tops,                                     get involved in a silent auc-
                     hibit, now showing at         the plastination technique         until May 28th. There are                small refrigerators, gift cer-                                    tion. Items of the auction
                the Museum of Nature and           and the Bodyworlds exhibit.        also two other exhibitions in            tificates, MP3 players, DVD                                        include Texas Motor Speed-
                Science in Fair Park, Dallas,           The exhibit focuses           the United States, currently             players, George Foreman                                           way tickets, Maverick tickets,
                brings a unique approach to        on the study of the human          showing in Phoenix, Arizo-               Grills and many more excit-                                       Dinner certificates, NRH20
                the preservation of the hu-        anatomy, highlighting how          na, and Chicago, Illinois.               ing things.                                                       passes, gift certificates and
                man body. By using a cre-          the body is put together and             The exhibition in Phoe-                  “One of the major com-                                      passes for the Speeding Driv-
   Sports       ative process called plasti-       how it functions.                  nix ends May 28th, and the               plaints last year was that stu-                                   ingLap School and more.
                nation, a human body can be             Also showing at the           exhibition in Chicago ends               dents did not want to leave the                                          Many more people are
  page 6~7      preserved and analyzed in a        Museum of Nature and Sci-          April 29th.                              casino or activities to come                                      also needed to volunteer on
                new way.                           ence is the IMAX presenta-               For more information,              and sit down to eat,” Food                                        the night of Project Celebra-
                     Plastination is a pres-       tion of The Human Body, a          visit the official Bodyworlds            Committee Facilitator Gay                                         tion for setting up and run-
                ervation technique in which        movie that showcases dif-          website at www.bodyworlds.               Lynn Morrison said. “There-                                       ning certain activities. Volun-
                the body’s liquids (such as        ferent parts of the body and       com. For tickets and prices,             fore this year we are striving                                    teers do need to be approved
                fats and water) are replaced       reinforces how the body is         visit the museum website at              for finger foods which can be                                      through the district, which can
                with a plastic polymer. This       put together as well. For a                eaten rather quickly.”                                            also be found on the Birdville
                technique is used to ensure        slight fee, The Human Body         It is advisable to buy tick-                   The night will be packed                                    web page.
                the body’s survival and en-        and the Bodyworlds exhibit         ets online, as the popularity            with New York City inspired                                              Project Celebration will
                able the body to be posed in       can be seen together, with-        of these exhibits limits the             finger foods, all easy and deli-                                   be the true after prom party,
                a variety of ways.                 out having to purchase sepa-       availability of tickets.                 cious. Each hour a new food                                       complete with fun, friends,
Entertainment        Gunther von Hagens            rate full-price tickets for the                                             will be delivered on a cart for                                   food, games and prizes.
                patented the plastination          IMAX Theater.                                                               students to just pick up and
   page 8       technique in the late 1970’s.           The Bodyworlds ex-
                                                                                                       ~ Caleb Wilson
                                                                                                                               eat right there, without having
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ~ Kylie Morrison
2 THE HAWK                                                                                                                                                         OPINIONS
                                   What is your secret guilty pleasure?

                   “Sometimes I still watch              “Mean Girls is my               “My guilty pleasure              “I would have to say             “I love N*SYNC. I went
                    little kid shows-like I          favorite movie, bccause           would probably be the               my guilty pleasure             to six N*SYNC concerts.
                    used to watch Zoe 101            it reminds me of school            computer, becuase I                     would be                   And I do like gangsta
                       on Nickelodeon.”                   and my sister.”              instant message a lot.”               writing poetry.”                       rap.”
                          Raylee Jayroe                   Steven Davidson                  Lauren Graham                      Bobby Fortier                   Kim Reichenbach
                           Freshman                         Sophomore                          Junior                            Senior                           Faculty

Global warming not recognized as threat by all
G     lobal warming is a seri-
      ous complication that
some people do not conceive.
                                   when the nation was formed,
                                   the effects of global warming
                                   could be greatly reduced.
                                                                    ting the thermostat just two
                                                                    degrees lower in winter and
                                                                    higher in summer could save
                                                                                                           If every U.S. family re-
                                                                                                      placed one regular light bulb
                                                                                                      with a florescent light bulb, it
                                                                                                                                             Coal-burning        power
                                                                                                                                        plants are the largest U.S.
                                                                                                                                        source of carbon dioxide pol-
                                                                                                                                                                               Carbon dioxide and
                                                                                                                                                                          other air pollution collect in
                                                                                                                                                                          the atmosphere and trap heat
     Although the effects are           Anything from carpool-      about 2,000 pounds of car-        would eliminate ninety billion    lution, producing two point       from the sun, causing the
not abrupt, with time they will    ing to riding bikes on a daily   bon dioxide each year.            pounds of greenhouse gases,       three billion tons every year.    planet to warm up.
become very distinguished.         bases reduces the effects.            Light bulbs that use too     the same as taking seven point         Cars, the second larg-            Can a student make a
     At the North Pole there            There are many ways one     much energy can also be re-       five million cars off the road.    est source, are responsible for   change for the world’s sake?
have been signs of the effect      could reduce global warming.     placed with compact flores-             Planting trees is a big      generating almost one point       Buy a tree and plant it.
of global warming, one be-         Trash is a starting point. By    cent light bulbs.                 part that an everyday person      one billion tons of carbon di-
ing polar bears found float-        taking time to recycle, one           Replacing just one 60-       can do. Trees take in carbon      oxide emissions a year.                         ~ Felipe Alvarez
ing in the waters of the At-       would reduce waste and would     watt incandescent light bulb      dioxide and give off oxygen.                                                          Staff Writer

                                                                                                                                        Lack of dances
lantic Ocean, because of the       benefit the environment. By       with a florescent light bulb            A single tree can absorb
minimal amount of ice that is      recycling, up to 2,400 pounds    will save thirty dollars over     approximately one ton of car-
there. Bears will swim out ex-     of carbon dioxide can be re-     the life of the bulb. Flores-     bon dioxide in its lifetime.
pecting to find food and ice to     duced annually.                  cent light bulbs also last ten         According to the Natural
rest on only to realize there is
not enough ice.
     If the United States
                                        In homes with no air in-
                                   sulation it takes more energy
                                   to cool down a house with a
                                                                    times longer than incandes-
                                                                    cent bulbs, use two-thirds less
                                                                    energy, and give off seventy
                                                                                                      Resources Defense Council,
                                                                                                      the two biggest offenders in
                                                                                                      the global warming problem
                                                                                                                                        negative for BHS
would come together like           simple air conditioner. Set-     percent less heat.                are cars and power plants.
                                                                                                                                        T    he lack of regular school
                                                                                                                                             dances is affecting the
                                                                                                                                        whole school negatively. While
                                                                                                                                                                                Faculty should not focus
                                                                                                                                                                          simply on “raising the bar” to
                                                                                                                                                                          make sure students become

    Cheers                                                                                                 Jeers
                                                                                                                                        many other local high schools     more organized and motivat-
                                                                                                                                        host regular, traditional danc-   ed. With no real social relief
                                                                                                                                        es such as a Sadie Hawkins or     in between hours of often te-
                                                                                                                                        Sweethearts dance, Birdville      dious class work preparing to
  Golden Motion wins                                                   A.P. tests; end of the                                           does not.                         pass a standardized test, save
  state competition.                                                   year tests.                                                           This unusual focus to-
                                                                                                                                        ward academics and improve-
                                                                                                                                                                          for a 30 minute lunch break,
                                                                                                                                                                          many more serious students
                                                                                                                                        ments in tardy and absence        feel overwhelmed.
                                                                                                                                        numbers may lead to some                The solution to this
  Seven weeks left of                                                  Prom table drama.                                                students feeling emotionally      problem is the creation of new
                                                                                                                                        isolated.                         annual dances.
  school!!!                                                                                                                                  It is a given that academ-         This will not only help
                                                                                                                                        ics are important to school,      the students, but everyone,
                                                                                                                                        because academics are the real    because while the students
  Prom in less than a                                                  half of a spring                                                 reason people attend school.
                                                                                                                                        However, a certain level of
                                                                                                                                                                          relieve their stresses on the
                                                                                                                                                                          dance floor, the identity of
  month. Graduation                                                    break...only one day                                             collective social events must
                                                                                                                                        occur as well because the old
                                                                                                                                                                          Birdville as distinct from oth-
                                                                                                                                                                          er schools, will grow with the
  in Two months.                                                       off.                                                             adage “all work and no play”      creation of new traditions.
                                                                                                                                        does ultimately cause unhap-                  ~ Rachel Fountain
                                                                                                                                        piness and boredom.                                 Staff Writer

                  Kylie Morrison
                                                               The HAWK                                   Staff                                         Caleb Wilson
                Co-Editor-In-Chief                                                                                                                    Co-Editor-In-Chief
               Special Interest Editor                                        Priscilla Totiyapungprasert                                              Opinions Editor
                                                                                    Features Editor
                        Lauren Goff                                                                                                                     Shane Crawford
                        News Editor                                                Staff Writers                                                         Sports Editor
                                                                                  Felipe Alvarez
                 Christina Davidson                                              Rachel Fountain                                                          JB Martin
                 Photography Editor                                         Layne Hancock, Guest Editor                                               Advertising Editor
                                                                                  Ethan Hutchins
                         Jannet Hiles                                             Richard Rivera                                                      Dr. Lane Ledbetter
                           Adviser                                                                                                                         Principal

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FEATURES                                                                                                                                                                                THE HAWK 3
Golden Motion sweeps All-American competition
T     he Golden Motion drill
      team has started off their
competition season intact and
                                   for best Overall Presentation
                                   and Best Overall Choreogra-
                                   phy. They took third place in
                                                                                                                                                                     after the competition.
                                                                                                                                                                          The drill team had an-
                                                                                                                                                                     other competition March 2nd
                                                                                                                                                                                                             this year for the Hawks Drill
                                                                                                                                                                                                             team. McFarland has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                             directing for five years, two
anticipating an intense Expe-      their division.                                                                                                                   in San Marcus. They stayed              years at Carroll High school
dition.                                 Golden Motion officers                                                                                                        there for a total of three days.        and three years at Birdville
      This year the captain of     took first place in their divi-                                                                                                         “I think we’ve done really         High School.
the drill team is Paige Allen      sion competition in modern,                                                                                                       good so far but I know we can                 McFarland also attended
and the two Lieutenants are        lyrical and jazz. They also                                                                                                       do better in San Marcus,” Me-           Texas Christian University
Megan Roberts and Chris-           received Judges Awards and                                                                                                        gan Roberts (11) said.                  and recieved a Bachelor of
tine Roberts. This year is the     Best Overall Technique, Best                                                                                                           When the team returned,            fine arts degree in ballet and
third year director Erin Mc-       Overall Presentation, Best                                                                                                        they were the new state cham-           modern dance.
Farland has let freshman join      Overall Precision and Best                                                                                                        pions.                                         “Golden Motion is a
the dance team. There are five      Overall Choreograph.                                                                                                                   Megan Roberts has been             team full of young and intel-
freshmen, ten sophomores,               Paige      Allen,    Em-                                                                                                     dancing ever since she was              ligent women,” McFarland
six juniors and seven seniors.     ily Grose, Megan Roberts and                                                                                                      three years old when she took           said.
      They competed at the All     Christine Roberts competed                                                                                                        her first dance class at Pat                   McFarland has been
American Dance and Drill           individually and were all cho-                                                                                                    Riddle School of Dance.                 dancing for a total of 20
Team competition in the cat-       sen as solo finalists. Christine                                                                                                        Paige Allen, captain of            years. Ms. McFarland pushes
egories high kick, lyrical and     Roberts was chosen as first                                                                                                        the team, has also been danc-           her group of girls ambitiously
jazz. They received Judges         runner up, Megan Roberts                                                                                                          ing since she was a youth. Her          having after school practices
Awards for all three numbers.      took second runner up and                                                                                                         hard work has paid off as she           every day of the week.
For scoring 90 or above on         Emily Grose was fourth run-                                                                                                       has earned the privilege of
all three dances, they also re-    ner up. Paige Allen was named                                                                                                     leading her team to a “best
ceived the Gussie Nell Davis       Champion and performed her                     Drill Team practices afterschool in the cafeteria                                  overall” group.                                           ~ Felipe Alvarez
Award, along with recognition      solo for everyone at the gym                                                                                                           McFarland is the director                                Staff Writer

Artists compete in VASE
BHS students put their best pieces in art competition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by Christina Davidson
T    he Visual Arts Scho-
     lastic Even (VASE) was
held here on campus Febru-
                                        In division 1 and 2, the
                                   top 10% are selected. In total
                                   41 students were selected for
                                                                      and announced at the award
                                                                      ceremony. These students will
                                                                      have a permanent exhibit all
ary 23rd with 1542 students        each 1 and 2 division. In divi-    year long in different exhibits
in the region 11. In region 11,    sion 3 and 4, the top 15% are      around Texas.

                                                                                                                                                                  Students greet each other in the hallway

                                                                                                                                 Greetings differ by person
                                                                                                                                 H     i! Hey! Hello! What’s
                                                                                                                                       up? How’s it going?
                                                                                                                                 How’s life? Yo dude.
                                                                                                                                                                     Hutchins (12) said.
                                                                                                                                                                           There are many different
                                                                                                                                                                     ways of acknowledging some-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             most of the time use the less
                                                                                                                                                                                                             proper form of a greeting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “I give a hug or a peace
                                                                                                                                      The language and man-          one such as an eight second             sign to people in the hallway,”
                                                                                                                                 ner in which one uses to com-       hug or a plain hug, a friendly          Emily Pybus (9) said.
                                                                                                                                 municate or greet another           handshake, a high-five, a clap                In the future, will people
                                                                                                                                 person by is gradually becom-       and the snap the fingers, or if          greet each other differently
                                                                                                                                 ing diverse. When the blue-         in a hurry, a raise of the eye-         from today? One should not
                                                                                                                                 print of the national language      brow.                                   be too concerned about this
                                                                                                                                 was made, the proper way to               Out of a survey of ten            futuristic greeting system
                                                                                                                                 say hello was “Hello, how are       girls, seven said they just say         happening, because if it does
                                                                                                                                 you doing today?”                   “hey” when they see someone,            occur then there will be a bet-
                                                                                                                                      Times have changed, and
                                                                                                   Photo by Christina Davidson

                                                                                                                                                                     two said they hug and one               ter way for someone to be his
                                                                                                                                 now many people have thrown         gives a handshake.                      or her own person. If everyone
                                                                                                                                 away the etiquette of those               If one watches a guy greet        greeted each other the same,
                                                                                                                                 days. Instead they choose the       people throughout the hall-             there would be no uniqueness
                                                                                                                                 less wordy phrases. One of          ways, one could conclude that           and everyone would just be
                                                                                                                                 them is, ’ Sup’!” The manner        most either gives a handshake,          normal.
                                                                                                                                 in which people physically          high-five or man-hug.                         People should keep on
                              Ashton Hooker displays her VASE entry                                                              greet another is also chang-              “I usually smile and say          greeting one another however
                                                                                                                                 ing.                                hi,” Ms. Jane Dukes said.               they want to, because it makes
Birdville students make up         selected, making 15 students             The scoring criteria in-                                  “With the ladies, I count            The variety ranges from           everyone different, and to be
the 124 and BISD makes up          in division 3 and 52 students      cludes: 4- superior, 3- excel-                             out loud eight seconds while I      a student’s to a teacher’s way          different is okay.
317. There are 20 regions in       in division 4.                     lent, 2- strong, and 1- good.                              hug them, sometimes I might         of greeting is shown. An adult               Peace out!
the whole state of Texas.                In all, there are 22 stu-    6% of all the artwork will be                              even go for nine. With a guy,       usually, being older, will greet
      VASE is a competition,       dents from Birdville High          selected for a Golden Seal.                                I do a closed fist hit-hit-and       someone with a more proper                            ~ Ethan Hutchins
which is UIL equivalent, for       School who will be going                 “This year at VASE will                              lock it handshake,” Chris           form, therefore a student will                             Staff Writer
art. It allows students to com-    to state April 13 and 14 in        be one of my most cherished
pete at a regional and state       Houston, where the Univer-         memories. Where else can
level. A juror individually in-
terviews students, where they
                                   sity of Clearlake is hosting.
                                         “I am pretty excited about
                                                                      one spend 13 hours at school,
                                                                      running around, surrounded
                                                                                                                                                  Traffic Tickets Defended
discuss their art work- how it     VASE. It’s my first time to go      by art?” Scott Prather (12)
                                                                                                                                  In Forth Worth, Arlington, Euless, Grapevine, Southlake, Hurst, Keller, Forest Hill,
was created, mediums used,         so I’m pretty psyched,” Robbie     said.
                                                                                                                                 White Settlement, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Watauga,
inspiration, etc. The whole        Rogers (11) said.                        BHS students attending
                                                                                                                                 Haltom City, Crowley, Mansfield, Pantego, Dalworthington Gardens, and elsewhere in
interview process allows stu-            At state, the student’s      VASE in Houston include:
                                                                                                                                                                    Tarrant County
dents to gain confidence in         artwork will be rated again        Petra Leppanen, Sara Morgan,
their interview and speaking
skills, problem solving, and
                                   by jurors, except there will be
                                   no interview. Students will
                                                                      Scott Prather, Robbie Rogers,
                                                                      Michael Sizemore, Mallory
                                                                                                                                                           James R. Mallory
                                                                                                                                                                        Attorney At Law
critical thinking.                 get the opportunity to attend
                                   workshops, an award ceremo-
                                                                      Smith, Katia Tarankov, Marc
                                                                      Vestal, Lauren North, Alex-
                                                                                                                                                                    (817) 924-3236
      After the interview, the                                                                                                                                          3024 Sandage
students are scored 1-4, 4         ny, and have their artwork on      ander Seibel, Nathan Woe-
                                                                                                                                                                  Fort Worth, TX 76109-1793
being the best. The art works      exhibit for a day.                 ber, Ashton Hooker, Caitlyn
that are scored fours are tak-           “The exhibit is high qual-   Juarez, Andrew Plymale and
                                                                                                                                                                         No promise as to results.
en to the gym and separated        ity art work and a big honor,”     Kara Troglin.
                                                                                                                                                  Any fine and court costs are not included in fee for legal representation.
by divisions, which is called      art teacher Chrissy Fitch said.
Area, then the jurors vote               The art work is rated 1               ~ Christina Davidson                                                            
again on who goes to state.        through 4 (with two 4 scores)               Photography Editor
4 THE HAWK                                                                                                                                                             SPECIAL
Companies join (RED) to combat AIDS in Africa
W      hen faced with a serious
       problem or uncomfort-
able situation, humans tend
                                         Bono, U2’s benevolent
                                    lead singer who is due to re-
                                    ceive the NAACP Chairman’s
                                                                     A percentage of the revenue
                                                                     generated from each item goes
                                                                     straight to the Global Fund.
                                                                                                        Campaign, they no longer
                                                                                                        need to venture out of their
                                                                                                        comfort zones to make a dif-
                                                                                                                                         actually support the cause.
                                                                                                                                         Bono will not mind, however,
                                                                                                                                         because he knows that every
                                                                                                                                                                           like the problem does not ex-
                                                                                                                                                                           ist just because it is foreign.
                                                                                                                                                                           They need to realize the real-
to shy away from that particu-      Award for his philanthropic      Motorola is even agreeing to       ference. By simply purchasing    little bit helps, no matter the   ity, and they need to fight it.
lar dilemma. In dealing with        efforts, along with co-found-    donate 50% of profits from          things they would purchase       intentions behind it.                   As a society, Americans
issues that do not directly af-     er Bobby Shriver, has found a    its “Red” SLVR and RAZR            anyway, they can contribute to         Bono also knows that,       tend to resist change. The way
fect them, people find it espe-      way to make it easy for both     cell phones. On average, each      the greater good.                as more and more people           Bono has approached the is-
cially easy to be content with      Americans and citizens of        partner promises to contribute          On the movement’s           begin to jump on the “Red”        sue of garnering support for
the status quo. Therefore, it is    cooperating countries glob-      about 40% of the profits cre-       website,, a      bandwagon, AIDS awareness         his cause is to provide the path
only human nature to dissoci-       ally to advocate fighting         ated by their “Red” products to    feature tells owners of “Red”    and prevention will improve.      of least resistance for the con-
ate with problems that occur        AIDS in Africa. In January       the fight against AIDS.             products exactly how much        His brainchild is in no way a     sumer. By promoting the Red
on the other side of the globe.     of 2006 Bono launched the              The genius behind Bo-        good they have done by how       means to end the fight against     Campaign, he is taking steps
Humans, however, have a re-         for-profit initiative Product     no’s campaign lies in its appeal   much of each product they        AIDS, it is the first step in a    to influence global notoriety
sponsibility to care for their      Red, or (PRODUCT)RED.            to the masses, particularly the    have bought. As the Red          long battle. In order to truly    of his cause, and because his
fellow man, even if he is half-     The parentheses, known as        ones with money. In modern         Campaign grows, its appeal is    combat AIDS, people around        cause is easy to participate in,
way across the world, simply        “the embrace”, are said by the   society people, when con-          sure to become even greater;     the world need to step out of     the consumer should not have
because they have the ability.      campaign’s website to “repre-    fronted with a decision, tend      people may even choose to        their comfort zones and take      a problem with doing so.
      The AIDS pandemic             sent the product to the power    to take the path of least resis-   buy “Red” products just to       a path besides the one of least
in Africa has become one of         of red”.                         tance. For instance, if an of-     flaunt their tiny little bit of   resistance. They need to come                      ~ JB Martin
these avoidable concepts for             By partnership with ma-     fice worker needed a new pen        the cool thing to do, not to     together and stop pretending                 Advertising Editor
the American public. Al-            jor brand names worldwide,

                                                                     and had the choice of walking
though 6500 Africans die            such as Apple, American Ex-      two blocks to get one or buy-
every day from AIDS (accord-        press, Motorola, Converse,       ing one from the convenient
ing to, Americans        Giorgio Armani, and The          store downstairs, he or she
generally find it unnecessary        Gap, the Red Campaign has        would probably choose the lat-
to provide any relief for suf-      released a line of “Red” prod-   ter, even though they know the
fering AIDS victims.                ucts which not only promote      former would be more ben-
      They would rather not go      AIDS awareness among con-        eficial for their health. Bono
out of their way to take part in    sumers but directly profit the    has simply provided modern-
a cause that they do not fully      Global Fund to Fight AIDS,       day consumers with a path of
appreciate.                         Tuberculosis and Malaria.        least resistance. With the Red

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                in the world.”

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    INTEREST                                                                                                                                                 THE HAWK 5
    ONE campaign aims to stop spread of extreme poverty
       “Everyone can be                                                 AIDS and poverty so that de-
                                                                        cision makers will take action
                                                                        and give more to the people
        great, because                                                  suffering in the world’s poor-
                                                                        est countries.
         everyone can                                                        The effort is run by
                                                                        Americans who rally other

                                                                        Americans to One by One
                                                                        fight the global aids pandemic
                                                                        and the dangers of severe pov-
                                                                        erty. Americans of different
    Martin Luther King Jr.                                              beliefs, sizes and shapes are to
                                                                        unite as One.
                                                                             The campaign stands by
                                                                        the beliefs and commitment

    E   very three seconds a hu-
        man being is dying from
    poverty. But efforts are being
                                     spread awareness to extreme
                                          The campaign aims to
                                                                        that allocating one percent,
                                                                        or more, of the U.S. budget
                                                                        toward basic needs such as
    made such as the One cam-        help Americans raise aware-        health, education, clean wa-
    paign are making an effort to    ness to the extremities of         ter and food would change          the futures and aspirations      the best American tradition         percent from the federal bud-

ity Service
                                                                                                           of generations of the poorest    of helping others help them-        get, Americans can help even
                                                                                                           countries in the world.          selves, now is the time to join     more the goals of the cam-
                                                                                                                One stands by their dec-    with other countries in a his-      paign.
                                                                                                           laration, which states:          toric pact for compassion and            By adding an additional
                                                                                                                “WE BELIEVE that in         justice to help the poorest         one percent, America would
                                                                                                                                            people of the world overcome        be committing to an interna-
                                                                                                                                            AIDS and extreme poverty.           tionally agreed upon program
                                                                                                                                                  WE RECOGNIZE that a           to halve global poverty by
                                                                                                                                            pact including such measures        2015; the effort is called the
                                                                                                                                            as fair trade, debt relief, fight-   Millennium Goals.
                                                                                                                                            ing corruption and directing             One percent more
                                                                                                                                            additional support for basic        would save 10 million chil-
                                                                                                                                            needs - education, health,          dren from becoming aids or-
                                                                                                                                            clean water, food, and care for     phans. 104 million children
                                                                                                                                            orphans - would transform           will be able to attend school.
                                                                                                                                            the futures and hopes of an         Water can be provided to
                                                                                                                                            entire generation in the poor-      about 900 million individu-
                                                                                                                                            est countries, at a cost equal      als around the world.
                                                                                                                                            to just one percent more of              Anyone interested in
                                                                                                                                            the US budget.                      supporting the One cam-
                                                                                                                                                  WE COMMIT ourselves           paign can go to http://www.
                                                                                                                                            - one person, one voice, one, sign the
                                                                                                                                            vote at a time - to make a bet-     declaration and promote
                                                                                                                                            ter, safer world for all.”          the efforts of the campaign
                                                                                                                                                  According to the cam-         by getting involved with the
                                                                                                                                            paign’s website, less than one      community. The more and
                                                                                                                                            percent of federal money is         more people who get in-
                                                                                                                                            given to fighting aids and pov-      volved the more a difference

lved:                                                                                                                                       erty around the world.
                                                                                                                                                  One percent of the fed-
                                                                                                                                            eral budget is $25 billion.
                                                                                                                                                                                can be made.

                                                                                                                                                                                         ~ Christina Davidson
                                                                                                                                                  By adding an extra one                 Photography Editor

tal                                  Breast Cancer 3Day benefits cancer research
                                     W      hen one thinks of can-
                                            cer he or she usually
                                     does not think good thoughts.
                                                                        money for foundations that
                                                                        help support the fight for
                                                                        breast cancer. Since 1982,
                                                                                                           than 1,000 breast cancer
                                                                                                           research grants adding up to
                                                                                                           more than $ 180 million.
                                                                                                                                            research and outreach pro-
                                                                                                                                            grams. With all of the funds
                                                                                                                                            that Komen for the Cure will
                                                                                                                                                                                six day, journey.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Everybody should get
                                                                                                                                                                                involved with this great op-

l                                    Cancer is deadly and hard to
                                     overcome. There are many
                                     different types of cancer, such
                                                                        Susan G. Komen for the Cure
                                                                        has helped provide funding
                                                                        f o r
                                                                                                           Komen for the Cure remains
                                                                                                           the nations provider of funds
                                                                                                                               for breast
                                                                                                                                            receive, 75% will go to the
                                                                                                                                            Susan G. Komen headquar-
                                                                                                                                            ters for investing in research.
                                                                                                                                                                                portunity to help a cause that
                                                                                                                                                                                could help save someone’s life.
                                                                                                                                                                                Walking sixty miles in three
                                     as breast cancer. According to     basic,                                                 cancer       The other 25% is distributed        days is a tough challenge, but
                                     the American Cancer Society        clini-                                                 research     to all of the Komen affiliates       in the end rewarding to ones
                                     not a lot is known about the       cal re-                                                and com-     to also fund money for re-          own self, and conscience.

                                     cause of breast cancer even        search                                                 munity       search. The most important          For more information on
                                     though it is said that a women’s   and for                                                outreach     reason for running the race is      this wonderful event, go to
                                     hormones somehow ignite the        n e w                                                  programs.    because it is for a good, help-     G.Komen for the Cure 3-
                                     growth of breast cancer. To be     tech-                                                  The Ko-      ful cause. To run a race that
                                     able to research this disease      n o -                                                  m e n        will raise money that could
                                     and find out a cure, the Susan      logical                                                founda-      help build a road to discover-
                                                                                                                                                                                            ~ Ethan Hutchins
                                     G. Komen foundation began          proj-                                                  tion also    ing The Cure is well worth the

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Staff Writer
                                     hosting the Race for the Cure      ects in                                                awards
                                     3-Day. The first Race for the       the ar-                                                training
                                     Cure began in 1982, and in
                                     2008, it will be the 25th an-
                                     niversary of the race. The
                                                                        eas of
                                                                                                                               to sup-
                                                                                                                                                “Caring has the gift
                                     Breast Cancer 3-Day is a 60
                                     mile walk that lasts through-
                                     out three days, and is for men
                                                                        screening and treatment. The
                                                                        Komen for the Cure helps
                                                                                                                               port and
                                                                                                           help scientists who are wish-
                                                                                                           ing to discover the cure for
                                                                                                                                                   of making the
                                     and women alike. The walkers
                                     who participate help to raise
                                     millions of dollars for breast
                                                                        teach aspiring scientists learn
                                                                        more about cancer, and help
                                                                        doctors recruit new scientists.
                                                                                                           cancer. Susan G. Komen for
                                                                                                           the Cure is the primary ben-
                                                                                                           eficiary of the funds from the
                                                                                                                                                 ordinary special.”
                                     cancer research and patient
                                     support programs. The race
                                                                        Since the start of the race in
                                                                        1982, Susan G. Komen for
                                                                                                           run, and because of this, they
                                                                                                           will receive 85% of the pro-                  ~George R. Bach
                                     for the Cure has helped raise      the Cure has awarded more          ceeds to support breast cancer
6 THE HAWK                                                                                                                                                                                     SPORTS
Swim team recieves new coach,
new attitudes for season’s meets                                                                                                                            SHANESCENTER
T    he 06-07 Birdville
     swim team started this
year off with a splash with
a new coach, Coach Mike
Teague from Haltom.                                                                                                                                                                                   Shane Crawford
     “I enjoy coaching for                                                                                                                                                                             Sports Editor
Birdville because I have the
opportunity to teach at the
same school my children at-
tend, “Teague said.
     Teague has three sons,
                                                                                                                                                            W        ith the arrival of
                                                                                                                                                                     spring, the world
                                                                                                                                                            can once again rest easy
                                                                                                                                                                                               or very high, but one can label
                                                                                                                                                                                               such data as absolutely worth-
                                                                                                                                                                                               less due to the sample size of
one Birdville High School                                                                                                                                   as America’s favorite              each player. It’s the beginning
alumni, one in ninth grade,                                                                                                                                 past-time has stocked up,          , so the number of at bats, in-

                                                                                                                                     Photo by Tia Carlson
and one soon to be at                                                                                                                                       prepped up and amped up            nings pitched and so forth is
Birdville High.                                                                                                                                             through a long wintry hi-          on a small scale and not very
     “I enjoy coaching                                                                                                                                      bernation to bring fans            long term accurate.
swimming mainly because                                                                                                                                     all over exactly what they                Also, veterans are not all
of the people that go out                               Jeremy Fink practices swimming for upcoming meets.                                                  crave, baseball fever.             playing every single second,
for swimming,” Teague said.                                                                                                                                       Spring Training is all       so rookies and other young
“If you don’t like to work                                                                                                                                  the talk in baseball land, but     players are getting a chance to
hard, then you aren’t on the   only because her great per-     Bach in their individual               Bland, Stephen Hoerig and                             seriously, what is to be put       show what they’ve got provid-
swim team. There is also a     sonality, but also because of   events of 100 meter Back-              Bobby Greinke in the 200                              into the outcome of the pre-       ing for a less of a stellar team
complete lack of any sort of   the fun and talented con-       stroke and 100 meter But-              Medley relay.                                         season? While most fans            performance in some cases.
prima donna attitude.”         tribution she made to the       terfly.                                     The boy’s 400 Free-                              take Spring Training lightly              The last two reasons are
      Senior captains Katia    team.                                Freshman Macey Butler             style relay also progressed                           and don’t really put any stock     simply this; many times play-
Tarankov and Lauren Lee,            “Anna always looked        qualified for Regionals as a           to finals with members                                into records, stats, and who       ers aren’t playing to win but to
as well as Junior captain      up to the dedication of         member of the 200 Free-                including Hoerig, Bobby                               beat who, therein lays an-         get reps and get a feel for the
Ben Hall have helped kick      the swimmers and always         style relay team, along with           Greinke, Jacob Devlin and                             other crowd of ignorance that      game again, and finally, for
off a great year with a team   wanted to try it out,” Katia    Lee, Greinke and Bach.                 Fink. Also, Mary Catherine                            thinks their team is already       some players, it takes a while
of 23 members; eight of        Tarankov said.                       “This year our team               Bach qualified for finals in                          doomed even though their           for the season to progress in
which are seniors.                   After months of cop-      went really far and made               her 100 meter Butterfly.                              record is, after all, 0-0.         order for them to get a routine
     “I love swimming be-      ing, the team finally got       it to regionals,” Jennifer                  Although the season                                    I feel there are a number    going and become fully accli-
cause I get my exercise ev-    back into practice, the         Read said. ”I’m glad to say            has come to a close, the                              of reasons not to cry yourself     mated with the game again.
eryday and I have fun,” Ka-    meets began again and per-      I’m part of this team and              workouts never stop.                                  to sleep at night due to your             So as a suggestion to
tia Tarankov said. “I love     formances improved.             proud of how much we ac-                    They continue to prac-                           team’s marginal performance        all you who dig too deep into
my teammates, because they          The season progressed      complished.”                           tice before school everyday                           because for one, all Spring        Spring Training, realize this,
are pretty much my family.”    and districts came. The               Near the end, the team           and are already preparing                             Training really is, is practice.   the regular season is all that
     On November third,        Hawks were back in action,      entered nine swimmers for              for a much-anticipated 07-                            Now, to ease you fanatics out      matters because come April,
freshman swim team mem-        progressing seven girls and     the Regional final swim                08 year.                                              there, I give you reason one.      it’s time for the big boys to re-
ber Anna Tarankov, died in     five boys to the regional       meet.                                                                                        Many may notice that their         ally do and improve on what
a car accident.                swim competition, includ-            Greinke,      Tarankov,                                                                 team’s stats are either very low   Spring Training taught them.
                                                                                                             ~ Mary Catherine Bach
     The team suffered se-     ing Rachel Greinke, Jeremy      Bach and Lee in the 200
                                                                                                                      Guest Writer
verely after this loss not     Fink and Mary Catherine         Medley relay; Fink, Josh
     SPORTS                                                                                                                                                     THE HAWK 7
‘The Three Amigos’ lead BHS Tennis Team with
dedication to each other, aspirations to succeed                                                                                               gether when they felt frustrated,   in the past,” Burris said.

T     he spring season of sport-
      ing events has finally ig-
nited at Birdville High for a
                                    to understand how dedication,
                                    discipline and desire affect the
                                    outcome of these achievements.
                                                                              With team leaders Mal-
                                                                        lory Smith, Collin Copple and
                                                                        Brittane’e George, the team
                                                                                                                 George has helped the
                                                                                                           team progress to a new level as
                                                                                                           well, as she selflessly helps oth-
                                                                                                                                               wanting to quit,” Burris said.
                                                                                                                                                     This trio has proven itself
                                                                                                                                               essential in maintaining dedi-
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Hawks will have to
                                                                                                                                                                                   play to their highest ability if
                                                                                                                                                                                   they plan on defeating these
2007 showing and already,           We need to work on the men-         has gained composure when at       ers on their game without any       cation and leadership on the        tough district rivals, but after
the tennis team is making           tal aspect of the game, because     times it seemed lost. Through      complaints. She works with the      team; aspects that could effec-     the outstanding fall season,
some racket. Feeding off of         Tennis is 99% mental,” Celina       Smith’s constant cheering and      team to make them better, and       tively lead them to state.          the team is ready with high
the fall season that gave way       Burris Said.                        yelling, the team obtained con-    acts as a teammate rather than                                          hopes.
to a Hawk placement in the                As expectations soar high     fidence and encouragement.          an individual in an attempt to            With everything falling            “I am so proud of the
top four teams as a semifinal-       this year, an underlying element    Whether she is on the court or     get them ready for the Regional     into place, the Hawks have high     accomplishments the Team
ist, the team hopes to advance      known as team chemistry can         watching a teammate, Smith         meet as well.                       hopes and a first-rate chance        had this fall season. These
even further by winning dis-        be held responsible.                keeps the team upbeat and alive          “These two students           to take care of business in their   kids worked very hard try-
trict and giving a run at state.          “The chemistry this year,     in an attempt to keep everyone     stepped up when no one else         upcoming spring matches. The        ing to represent this school
      Expectations are set high     I think is better than last year.   together as a team.                would when it needed to be          district meet is scheduled for      and keep their grades, and
this spring due to the fall ac-     There are many different per-             “Mallory cheered on ev-      done,” Burris said.                 the 3rd and 4th of April, with      they did a fantastic job,” Bur-
complishments and the high          sonalities on the team, which       eryone, even while she was on            Within the boys’ ranks,       Fossil Ridge posing the largest     ris said. “This Spring Sea-
levels of potential and present     makes it interesting,” Burris       the court playing.” Burris said.   Copple has kept the winning         threat.                             son looks very good for our
talent                              said. “All in all they get along    “Sometimes I don’t think she       mentality alive as he prepares            “They moved down this         kids.”
      “Our expectations for this    and come together when it           even knew what was going on        his teammates for the Regional      year from 5A, being in the
year are to make goals and strive   needed to be done. That is          in her own match, because she      meet.                               Southlake District, and have                    ~ Shane Crawford
to achieve them. We also expect     what makes a team.”                 would yell for everyone else.”           “Collin kept the guys to-     had a lot of great competition                      Sports Editor

Birdville Varsity Baseball begins new season with
improved attitude, new expectations for players
T     his year the Birdville
      Hawk Varsity Baseball
team hopes to set the bar to a
                                    this year, the Baylor Tourna-
                                    ment; however, the team only
                                    won one out of five games,
                                                                        ful 5A teams.
                                                                             The team then advanced
                                                                        into district play on February
                                                                                                           where they ended up losing to
                                                                                                           Waxahachie in a second place
                                                                                                                                               game. Garrett Thomas closed
                                                                                                                                               the game, sealing the win for
                                                                                                                                               the team.
                                                                                                                                                                                   The Hawks lost 4-8, making
                                                                                                                                                                                   them 2-1 in district. The next
                                                                                                                                                                                   day BHS faced off against an-
new height for future Birdville     admittedly playing against          27th, dominating Springtown             Next for Birdville was              After the win against          other district competitor, the
baseball teams. Rated at num-       worthy 5A teams. In that            in their first district game by a   their second district game          Northside, the Hawks traveled       Brewer Bears, and won by a
ber two in the area at one          tournament the Hawks lost to        score of 13-0, ten-run-ruling      against Northside, who the          to Burkburnett for the Wichita      score of 12-1. In that game
point this year, the Hawks          Colleyville Heritage, George-       the Porcupines.                    Hawks beat 11-1 in another          Falls Tournament, which they        Martinson led off the game
need to live up to some pretty      town, Keller and Northwest               After the victory against     large-margined victory. Three       placed second in, losing to 5A      with a solo home run.
high expectations.                  in close, hard-fought games.        Springtown, the Hawks trav-        players assisted the team with      Midland Lee in the champion-             Birdville    was     then
      “We put a lot of hard         They obtained their only vic-       eled to Waxahachie for the         home runs: Jason Martin-            ship game. Birdville was 3-2        matched up against Saginaw
work in this off-season and         tory in a game against South        Waxahachie         Tournament.     son, Duncan McAlpine and            overall in the tournament.          High School on March 20th,
it’s starting to pay off in our     Grand Prairie. Although the         There they beat respectable        Thomas McAlpine. Duncan                  The team then played their     showing their superiority in a
game performance,” Brad             team felt they could have done      teams like Aledo, Corsicana        McAlpine also pitched in            third district game, although it    8-0 victory.
Holmes (12) said.                   better, everyone was pleased        and Waxahachie to advance          the first five innings, giving        ws postponed due to weather,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ~ JB Martin
      In their first tournament      with its efforts against power-     to the championship game,          up only one run early in the        against Azle on March 15th.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Advertising Editor

                                                                                                           Track attacks competition
                                                                                                           with determination, wins
                                                                                                           R    eady, Set, Pow. Track
                                                                                                                runners love to go to
                                                                                                           track meets for an oppor-
                                                                                                                                               strict “ No food or Drinks
                                                                                                                                               policy” that was enforced.
                                                                                                                                               Varsity and Junior Varsity
                                                                                                                                                                                   “We have become a team that
                                                                                                                                                                                   wishes to achieve the best,
                                                                                                                                                                                   and nothing less.”
                                                                                                           tunity to impress the crowd         guys each took home tro-                 To some athletes, track
                                                                                                           while being in an atmosphere        phies for team champions.           seems to change direction
                                                                                                           that is fun and worth going         Some results from the meet          each season, and therefore
                                                                                                           to practice every day for. An       were: Lamar Thomas with 3rd         their desire to run changes.
                                                                                                           athlete’s family, on some oc-       in the 200m with a 23.27,           Many athletes enjoy winning,
                                                                                                           casions, may be unable to           Chris Hutchins with 1st in the      and the crowd cheering even
                                                                                                           come. On these instances, an        mile with a 4:47 and 3rd in         if the cheering might be for
                                                                                                           athlete’s team members pick         the 800m with a 2:04, Tyler         the runner in the lane beside
                                                                                                           up the slack, which is why          Thornton with 3rd in the 2-         the athlete.
                                                                                                           track teams are really close.       mile with a 10:45, Cameron                “Not being known, we
                                                                                                                “ Most of the teams we         Pybus with 3rd in the 110m          always have to prove our-
                                                                                                           compete against are all about       hurdles with a 17:70 and            selves,” Chris Burnett said.
                                                                                                           their own self-recognition,”        2nd in the 300m hurdles in               The District meet is
                                                                                                           senior Lamar Thomas said.           the 43:71, Hayden Thomp-            April 11-12 at Saginaw
                                                                                                           “We train; we work, sweat, and      son with 1st in the pole vault      High School, so the track
                                                                                                           hurt together. Therefore, we        with a 13 0’, Jonathan Lester       team is preparing for it
                                                                                                           are more than a team, we are        with 2nd in the shot put with a     physically and mentally.
                                                                                                           a family.”                          throw of 45ft, and Jon Burke,            “Although teams like
                                                                                                                The track team has             Chris Hutchins, Cameron             Azle and Eastern Hills may
                                                                                                           reached a new level, and            Pybus, and Cameron Massie           be fast, we will win the dis-
                                                                                                           succeeded in multiple areas         with 3rd in the mile relay.         trict meet if we run like we
                                                                                                           of Track and Field. In the               “This year we came             did at the Dunbar Relays,”
                                                                                                           Birdville Hawk Relays, the          thinking that we’re just            Sophomore Jon Burke said.
                                                                                                           Varsity Boys placed third,          the okay school, but we                  Their may not be any
                                                                                                           and many girls and guys             all pushed each other; we           stopping the team from win-
                                                                                                           performed well. Both teams          were there for each other,          ning and becoming the team
                                                                                                           did really well at the Dun-         and because of all the love         that they are capable of be-
                                                                                                           bar Wildcat Relays, despite         and passion from our track          ing if they continue on the
                                                                                                           the harsh surroundings that         brothers and sisters, and by        road they are on.
                                                                                                           the athletes and the parents        the grace of God, we have
                                                                                                           had to deal with, such as the       become something great,”                         ~ Ethan Hutchins
                                                                                                           barbed wire fences, and the         Senior Chris Hutchins said.                           Staff Writer
8 THE HAWK                                                                                                                                                        ENTERTAINMENT
Latest release by SHINS proves                                                                                                                                            RESTAURANT
band possesses new, evolving taste                                                                                                                                    Food
A      s a band that has al-
       ready made its niche in
the world of indie rock, The
Shins deliver once again with
their third album, Wincing the
Night Away.
      A fresh breath on the
                                                                                                                                like every mother does an ugly
                                                                                                                                      The     album     travels
                                                                                                                                through songs relating to the
                                                                                                                                cynicism in modern life, but
                                                                                                                                the songs are also tinged with
                                                                                                                                hope. By A Comet Appears, the
Billboard 200, Wincing dis-                                                                                                     final song, Wincing ends on an
plays the band’s musical depth                                                                                                  optimistic note.
through storytelling lyrics and                                                                                                       Listeners will enjoy the
a collection of experimental                                                                                                    variety of sounds The Shins
sounds.                                                                                                                         explore on Wincing the Night
      The first song, Sleeping                                                                                                   Away. Along with some influ-
Lessons, begins the story arch,                                                                                                 ences from bands The Jesus and
alluding to Alice in Wonderland                                                                                                 Mary Chain and The Smiths,
as it expresses the human dis-                                                                                                  everything from fluttering

                                                                                                  Photo by Christina Davidson
satisfaction with the waking                                                                                                    acoustics and delicate chords
world. Accompanying the                                                                                                         to buoyant folk and unique in-
words is an upbeat, dreams-                                                                                                     strumental collaborations can
cape melody that also paves                                                                                                     be heard on the album.
the rest of the album’s strik-                                                                                                        Wincing the Night Away
ing coupling between music                                                                                                      was released by Sub Pop Re-
and lyrics.                                                                                                                     cords. Those interested can

      Australia, a catchy song     place where people are “born        in a one sided friendship that                           listen to The Shins at http://          ecently opened McAli-       brownie deluxe, a sugar
with clever lyrics, reveals        to multiply or born to gaze         eventually sours out, voic-                                   ster’s Deli on Grapevine    filled plate that included a
feelings towards “facing the       into night skies”.                  ing tart comparisons such as                                                               highway attempts to provide       brownie, whipped topping,
android’s conundrum” of be-             Turn on Me captures the        “you can fake it for a while /                            ~ Priscilla Totiyapungprasert    a community restaurant feel       and ice cream.
ing alive, but not living, in a    theme of bitter resentment          bite your tongue and smile /                                           Features Editor     to it, placing Birdville, Rich-         Everything was fresh
                                                                                                                                                                  land, and Haltom memora-          and filling, which would be

DVD promises to provide Secret
                                                                                                                                                                  bilia on various walls and        expected after paying $10.00
                                                                                                                                                                  pictures of state colleges,       for a meal and desert.
                                                                                                                                                                  and even NRH2O.                         McAlister’s also offers a
                                                                                                                                                                         Employees       provide    To-Go service if one does not

of life, relationships, health, love                                                                                                                              knowledgeable service on
                                                                                                                                                                  the large menu that includes
                                                                                                                                                                  salads, spuds, sandwiches,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    have time to sit in a booth,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    barstool, or table. There was
                                                                                                                                                                                                    no lack of atmosphere or

T    he Secret promises to
     change one’s life, and it
                                   the screen include, but are not
                                   limited to: “All power is from
                                   within and therefore within
                                                                       places great emphasis in posi-
                                                                       tive thinking, affirmations,
                                                                       and meditation.”
                                                                                                                                markable and memorable film
                                                                                                                                that will change one’s outlook
                                                                                                                                on life forever and is well
                                                                                                                                                                  deserts, a “monthly special”,
                                                                                                                                                                  and even vegetarian choices.
                                                                                                                                                                         It took a total of five
                                                                                                                                                                                                    aroma, and while the prices
                                                                                                                                                                                                    might be considered high, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    various combinations make
      Previously featured on       our control” and “What you               The only people who may                             worth the money.                  minutes to order at the           it worth the penny.
television programs such as        resist, persists.”                  not enjoy it are the extremely                                The film’s DVD is             counter, find a place to sit,            Open from 10:00 to
The Oprah Winfrey Show,                  The film does not pro-         cynical and the severely de-                             available on for       and receive the McAlister’s       10:30, they are located at
it is composed of interviews       mote any specific religious          pressed. If looked at from the                           $29.95.                           club sandwich, served with        9143 Grapevine Highway,
with successful individuals in-    faith, but strong similarities to   cynical point of view, it may                                 For more informa-            chips, a pickle, and a “thank     next to Kroger and Chipotle.
terspersed with often comical      the New Thought movement            seem absurd to think that if                             tion concerning The Se-           you” mint.                              The restaurant can also
dramatizations, testimonials       of Christianity cannot be de-       one concentrates very hard                               cret, DVD, book and other                There was a large crowd,   be reached at (817)-485-
and quotes by famous people        nied. According to wikipedia.       on gaining something, it is                              resources visit the website       so the employees made an          3354 for any questions or
of the past.                       org, “In line with philosophi-      sure to happen. Nevertheless,                       or    effort to make sure all guests    To-Go orders.
      “The Secret” is the “Law     cal idealism, New Thought           this method works if used cor-                  .   were refilled, satisfied, and
of Attraction,” or the idea        professes the primacy of mind       rectly and should not be un-                                                               enjoying their time.
that the thoughts and feelings     in relation to the experience       derestimated.                                                                                     For desert, try the                  ~ Layne Hancock
one has attract similar events     of the physical world, and               The Secret is a truly re-                                       ~ Rachel Fountain                                                      Staff Writer
into one’s life. The point of                                                                                                                     Staff Writer

                                   Sudoku provides popular brain-teasing game
the film is the theory that with
very positive thoughts, good
events will occur in one’s life.
      Those interviewed for
The Secret speak about their
own personal experiences in
utilizing The Secret in their
                                   I  f a sudoku puzzle looks in-
                                      timidating, don’t be scared:
                                   there is no math involved. Su-
                                                                            Start working on rows,
                                                                       columns, and boxes that
                                                                       have the most numbers -                                                           2                      8 5   3
everyday life and include phi-     doku is a Japanese phrase that      one will be able to fill in a
losophers, quantum physicists,
psychologists, physicians, and
even authors such as Neale
                                   translates as “one number”,
                                   and it is a logic puzzle.
                                         The square sudoku grid
                                                                       few squares quickly. Much of
                                                                       sudoku is process of elimi-
                                                                                                                                    4     9                                       8 7
Donald Walsch and Jack Can-
field of the Chicken Soup for
the Soul series. The scenes are
                                   contains nine rows, nine
                                   columns, and nine boxes (a
                                   box is a 3X3-square grid
                                                                            Some people like to
                                                                       write small pencil numbers
                                                                       in each number box. This
                                                                                                                                    7   8 1                                     5   4
                                                                                                                                      5   4                                       1   7
clever and often hilarious.        with heavy lines around it).        indicates what numbers are
      The steps presented in       To solve a sudoku puzzle,           possible in that number box.
order to be able to achieve        numbers one through nine                 As numbers are filled

                                                                                                                                        4 3                                   7 1
any goal in one’s life are these   are placed only once in each        into certain suqares, it may
- visualize the goal actually      row, column, and box.               not be easy to tell right away
happening “in the now,” and              First, look at each of        which number belongs in an

                                                                                                                                    3 1                                             8 9
then truly believe you deserve     the boxes to see which num-         empty square. That’s where
to achieve that goal.              bers are missing. Then check        the fun begins!
      The film also states that     the entire column and row                As one continues to

                                                                                                                                                                                    5 4
this secret has been furtively     of the box to see if the miss-      solve the soduku puzzles,
“passed down for thousands of
years” through the “avatars,” or
                                   ing number is in another
                                                                       new methods will appear to
                                                                       solve them.                                                      1 8                                   9
well-known individuals from              If it is, then the same            Soon, the soduku puz-
the past who knew how to use
the secret to their advantage,
including Albert Einstein and
                                   number cannot be used
                                   twice and it cannot go into
                                   that specific square. This is
                                                                       zles will become easier and
                                                                       one will be able to progress
                                                                       onto more difficult puzzles.
                                                                                                                                      4                                         7     2
Winston Churchill. The vari-
ous quotes that appear upon
                                   where the logic portion of
                                   soduku come into play.                             ~ Lauren Goff
                                                                                       News Editor
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