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
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 www.natureandscience.org. 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
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
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
The HAWK Staff Caleb Wilson
Special Interest Editor Priscilla Totiyapungprasert Opinions Editor
Lauren Goff Shane Crawford
News Editor Staff Writers Sports Editor
Christina Davidson Rachel Fountain JB Martin
Photography Editor Layne Hancock, Guest Editor Advertising Editor
Jannet Hiles Richard Rivera Dr. Lane Ledbetter
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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:
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-
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 www.JamesMallory.com
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, www.joinred.com, 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 bbc.co.uk), 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
“You must be
the change you see
in the world.”
Places to get invol
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Presbyterian Night Sh
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others is worthwhile.” Check Out www.volunteerma
~Albert Einstein for even more places
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-
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-
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 one.org/takeaction, 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
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 Day.org.
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
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
“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
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
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
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 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.
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
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- www.myspace.com/theshins. 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,
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 amazon.com 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, http://www.thesecret.tv 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- http://www.whatisthesecret.tv . 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
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
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