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Lakeview High School
300 Hillman Drive
Cortland, OH 44410
April 2012
Issue 8 Vol. 50
State of Ohio education standards undergo change
By Jenelle Bayus
Adverting Manager
Beta represents
Lakeview in Columbus
LHS Senior sells painting for three thousand
Teachers utilizing technology more and more at
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Direction crosses the
LHS Baseball is on a
tear after a slow start
academic school year of 2014,
the standards for education will
change. Changes are already in
place for grades kindergarten
through third grade, as well as
for eleventh and twelfth. The
old standards remain for grades
4-10 still being tested on the old
standards: Ohio Achievement
Assessment (OAA) and the
Ohio Graduation Test (OGT).
As curriculum slowly
changes, the amount of
knowledge students will be
expected to know to enter
college increases. The new
standards are moving away
from proficiency to college
readiness skills such as reading
critically, writing coherently,
and engaging intelligently with
the material. Not only are these
skills helpful for college but also
for success in skilled trades and
military service.
Lakeview High School
Assistant Principal, Lawrence
Herrholtz said, “We want high
school students, especially
juniors and seniors,
to be
more like college freshman
Senior implores
LHS students to
stop complaining
Also, Political cartoon
featuring Jets QB Tim
since the new standards entail
a larger amount of work with
more difficult material. The
new standards can be seen
as a learning pyramid as a
high school senior and college
freshman curriculum intertwine
the information being taught.
Each year of high school should
be a little more difficult, always
challenging students.”
Tests such as the ACT show
level of readiness for college as
it is designed to illustrate the
College Readiness Benchmarks
through scores in core subjects:
English: 18, math: 22, reading:
21, and science: 24.
LHS guidance counselor
Jonathon Ramey said, “The
ACT has compiled a significant
amount of research that has
determined that if a student
benchmark scores, then that
student has a statistically
significant chance of earning
at least a C or better in collegelevel coursework.”
LHS English teacher Angela
Sarko said, “The new standards
are designed to help students
score well on the ACT and other
college entrance exams as that is
the purpose of standards.”
Often, for a first year college
student to take remediation
courses is all too common.
Entry level classes students are
required to take are classes with
information generally included
in high school curriculum.
Students placed in remediation
classes must pay for but
receive no credit for
According to Ramey,
the classes do not
relate to a given major
and focus on skills
in math and English
that should have
been mastered in high
Teachers are changing
curriculum gradually; at
LHS, students should not notice
a vast difference in course
LHS English teacher, Caitlin
O’Patchen said, “I use a mix of
new and old standards this year.
Next year, I plan to focus on the
new standards, as they more
accurately reflect the demands
of college; therefore, students
will be better prepared.”
LHS math teacher Elaine
Morgan said, “I had to omit
concepts to add newly required
ones traditionally taught the
next year. Limited time means
no in-depth exposure to certain
Confident the changes will
assist students with scoring
higher on standardized tests,
as well as in
change, hoping for the best.
LHS math teacher, Kate
Pavlansky said, “Nothing ever
stays the same. Things are
always changing. You have to
learn to accept that in education
and life. There is no sense
wasting energy fighting change.
You are better off accepting the
changes and putting your time
and energy into how you will
adapt to the changes you are
faced with.”
Amazing inspires teens to get involved with books
By Amber Palmer
Specialist, Christine Daubenspek
said. All of the books discussed
by Amazing are displayed at
the media center for students to
oung adult librarian Sarah
borrow out.
Amazing visited Lakeview
While most activities for
High School classes to book
the school year are coming to
talk some of the newest and her
a close at the local libraries,
favorite young adult novels, and
new activities will welcome in
to discuss events in the library
the summer, kicking off with
for teens as well as the Teen
a Night Carnival at the Main
Advisory Board (TAB).
Library in Warren.
Throughout the
reading YA novels is
is the summer
infectious. She made
reading program
students aware of
(Teen SRP 2012),
the newest, most
where teens who
interesting books out
read any kind of
there for teens and
materials can enter
to win different
to become a part of
the teen programs
“We do a ton of
offered. She was
stuff during the
really excited about
Palmer summer, and this
the new Cortland
summer we’ll be
library where teen
programs will also be Sarah Amazing, Warren-Trumbull Public Library Teen Librarian recommended books in her presentation to doing stuff with
English classes at LHS; all are available in the LHS media center.
zombies, ninjas,
offered as well as new
selection[s] of teen
books,” LHS English teacher with them than I do with other and Hazel, who meet during a more!” Amazing said.
“[Ms. Amazing is] fun and
Catherine Howard said.
teens,” Amazing said.
cancer support group.
Amazing explained that the
LHS sophomore, Alicia Libert,
it’s outgoing and really tries
Teen Advisory Board is basically said she would consider joining heartwrenching, and, mostly, to connect with the teens,”
sophomore Elizabeth Pospisil
a group for teens that is the teen TAB: “It sounds like fun, along it’s just perfect,” Amazing said.
voice of the library. Members with it being cool to pick books
“I liked that Ms. Amazing said.
Teens interested in joining
have the opportunity to help the whole country could read.”
book talked the award-wining
plan events, decide what books
Along with planning teen books, such as Printz Award TAB can call (330) 399-8807 ext.
appear on the young adult programs, Amazing oversees winner Shipbreaker and Where 305 or email [email protected]
shelves, and earn community and purchases books for the Things Come Back,” LHS Media org.
service credits for their efforts.
TAB is open to all interested
“TAB is sort of my secret
weapon for being successful with
event planning [and] purchasing
books for the collection… The
members are the first to know
about everything and in some
ways I talk much more frankly
about how the library works
young adult section and creates
helpful print outs for teens, such
as “Sarah’s Go-To List for Tween
& Younger Teen Guys,” which
includes popular series’ such as
Anthony Horowitz Alex Rider
series and Darren Shan’s Cirque
Du Freak. Amazing’s favorite
recent young adult novel is John
Green’s The Fault in Our Stars,
about two teens, Augustus
The Bulldog Bulletin
LHS Betas bring home victories
Photos submitted by Cassie Smith
By Vindy Perera
n Apr. 12, forty-five members of Lakeview High School’s
Sr. Beta Club traveled to Columbus to take part in the annual
State Beta Convention where
LHS junior Alex Williams ran
for State Vice President, Angela
Sarko won Sponsor of the Year,
and many Betas walked away
with awards in a variety of competitions, allowing LHS to come
in fourth place overall.
During the convention, new
State Officers were elected. Each
school nominates one eleventhgrade Beta member to run for
State President, State Vice President, or State Secretary. LHS
Beta nominee for State Vice President was Alex Williams, who
“unfortunately, was not elected
an Ohio Beta officer but represented us well with his speech
and entire campaign,” Angela
Sarko, LHS Beta Club Advisor,
said. To promote Williams, LHS
Betas wore bright orange campaign t-shirts with “Alexander
the Great” printed on a purple
Greek war helmet on the front
and slogan “The Conqueror
of Conquerors! The Spectacle
of Spectacles! The Colossus of
Beta! Williams for VP 2012” on
the back. They also performed
a promotional skit, which won
first place, with “Alexander the
Great” unraveling the proverbial Gordian Knot. Williams also
met and greeted students and
gave a campaign speech to appeal to as many students as possible and secure enough votes to
win the election for his desired
Skit winners Robert McKay, Matt Jones, Alicia Libert, Cassie Smith and
Natalie Erickson proudly pose with their plaque.
In addition to creating and
submitting a school Beta Club
scrapbook and poster for a competition, convention-goers also
took part in competitions in
creative writing, poster making,
and speech, as well as on-site
art competitions in colored pencil, pencil drawing, and acrylic
paint, scholastic competitions
in social studies, science, spelling, agriculture, fine arts, math,
Spanish, French, and English,
and a talent competition. Winners of some competitions are
then invited to attend the National Beta Convention, which
will be held in North Carolina
this year.
Despite the time-consuming
preparations and hard work
before convention, Betas agree
that going to Convention makes
all the effort worth it. “Beta
Convention provided yet another year of fun,” Cassie Smith,
LHS sophomore and first place
in the Poetry Competition, Promotional Skit, and runner-up in
the Fine Arts Scholastic Competition, said. “It was even better
to know all the hard work had
paid off.” Natalie Erickson, LHS
sophomore and first place in
the Promotional Skit and third
place in onsite art acrylic painting, said, “[Convention] was an
amazing opportunity, and I can’t
wait until next year!”
“Senior Beta Convention was
an extremely enriching experience. It allowed me to meet new
people and winning the speech
Beta Club Winners:
1st Place Winners
Creative Writing: Justine Pinkerton
French: Kyle Ames
Oratory: Marissa Snyder
Poetry: Cassie Smith
Science: Robert McKay
Poster: Sami Rogers, Emily Daffron, Michaela Radich, Jacqueline Germano
Skit: Robert McKay, Cassie Smith, Natalie Erickson, Matt Jones, Alicia Libert
2nd Place Winners
Art: Evan McCollum
Onsite Art Colored Pencil: Allison Hazel
Fine Arts: Cassie Smith
Agriculture: Lauren Sloan
3rd Place Winners
Onsite Art Acrylic Painting:
Natalie Erickson
English: Michael Krafft
Scrapbook: Justine Pinkerton, Valerie Szabo, Alexa
Goffos, Sarah Garvin, Sydney Olejnik
competition was just icing on
the cake!” Marissa Synder,
LHS freshman whose speech
explaining the Beta Club motto
“Lead by Serving Others” won
first place in the Oratory Competition at convention, said of
her experience.
Students met with other Betas from schools all over Ohio.
Students attended two General
Sessions over the course of the
Convention, which showcased
speeches by guest speaker Clint
Hannah, former George State
Beta President, and the out-going Ohio State Beta officers: Marissa Phipps, State President;
Jai Nai Fields, State Vice President; and Emily Gollihue, State
Secretary. Speeches were aimed
toward empowering every Beta
member to follow his/her dream
and not to let fear hold him/her
back from making his/her dream
come true.
Modesty is the best policy
Schools crack down on prom dress code
By Natalie Super
As prom season rolls around,
hundreds of girls are out dress
shopping, trying to find the
perfect dress. However, a
dress they find and love may
be deemed unacceptable in
According to the Wall
Street Journal, high schools
around the country are
getting specific with girls
about acceptable dresses
worn to prom. School
enforcing dress codes that
crack down on revealing
gowns at school events such
as homecoming and prom.
School events have to have
some expectations set for the
According to NBC news,
some high school principals
are enforcing stricter guidelines
and creating slide shows
presenting what they consider to
be acceptable and unacceptable
dresses. Schools do not want
girls to spend hundreds of
dollars on a dress that causes
issues when they arrive at the
The new dress code some
schools are enforcing offer
guidelines of acceptable and
unacceptable dresses for girls.
Side cut-outs, plunging backlessness, overly exposed midriff,
show up to prom in revealing
gowns, claiming to students
high standards and promoting
self respect.
The demand for revealing
sheer material, and high slits
are some styles that will not be
The types of dresses seen most
in stores meet buyers’ demands
for revealing gowns. Schools,
however, will not accept any
excuse for lack of selection.
Some schools have actually
turned students away who
Prices for dresses continue
to be expensive. USA Today
calculated that the average spent
on prom is $1078, which includes
dress, tickets, transportation,
and pictures.
Other ways to get
everything needed for
prom without spending
so much money are
Events such as prom
dress giveaways, where
girls donate used dresses
to be given to others, are
popular at local churches.
Also, an older friend or
sister may lend or sell a
needed, find someone
who can fix the dress
for a good price. There
are also other ways to
not spend unnecessary
money. Girls can do their
own hair and makeup,
re-use or borrow shoes
they already own, or reuse or borrow jewelry.
Not this
gowns may be based on choices
made by celebrities for the red
carpet events, with teens going
out and looking for dresses just
like theirs. New guidelines by
schools for dresses imply that
teenage girls should be modest.
Local school
dress codes:
* Dresses with slits that are
above mid-thigh are not
* Bare backs acceptable as long
as they are not excessively low.
* Bare abdomens or midriffs
are not permitted.
* Two piece dresses and cutouts
are not allowed.
* Sheer/see through fabrics
are not acceptable.
* Undergarments should not
be visible.
April 2012
Artist James Metheny earns scholarship money
By Lauren Hennessy
hen Lakeview High School senior James Metheny received an offer of three thousand dollars for a piece of his
artwork he had entered in a scholarship contest, he said he was shocked: “I was just going to sell it for fifty dollars,”
Metheny said.
The three thousand dollar picture is of a decrepit city that is industrial and rundown with a wall around it. Everything
inside the city wall is polluted, and the air is smoggy. Outside the wall, a boy sits on top of a rock, where the air is clean
and nature surrounds. The idea behind Metheny’s picture was to express that the expansion of civilization is polluting the
natural beauty of the world. To create his piece, Metheny used a writing pen and a .08 graphic pen, as well as a graphic
chalk to create the orange atmosphere.
Metheny created the drawing in Jeff Piper’s Art Development II class
where students are required to make up their own assignments.
Metheny entered his picture into an art scholarship contest that
required him to send in his piece to the art company at
PTI. These scholarship contests award students with
money for the art school of their choice. Metheny is one
of three Art Development II students who have won
scholarships; Whitney Miller and Ratko Sinanovich are
the other two winners. Piper said, “These scholarship
contests are neat experiences for the students. When the
students receive these scholarships, it is similar to them
selling their artwork but without having to give up their
James Metheny earns three thousand dollar
scholarship for his artwork
LHS junior dances into Ireland:
Natalie Super qualifies for Irish step dancing competiton
By Kathryn Dickey
hen a hobby becomes a passion,
often a dream is born. For Natalie Super,
Lakeview High School junior, that dream
came true when she qualified to compete
with her Irish step dancing school in
Ireland over SpringBreak.
“Ireland was filled with lush greenery,
sheep that crossed the streets in flocks
with tiny shamrocks embedded on their
wool coats, and tiny doorways through
which my dad always had to duck,” said
Super has been dancing at the Burke
School of Irish Dance in Youngstown
for thirteen years. She dances with girls
from all parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania
and with girls of all ages from 5-25.
“Irish dancing gives me the chance
to meet and compete with people
from all over the world. Dancing
gives me the ability to be physically fit
and healthy, along with teaching life
lessons and self-discipline,” said Super.
Super along with 11 of her dance team
We first did
one dance and
then, if ranked
top half, were
to do another
They put the
scores together
to finally place
a whole at
awards,” said
Super. Along
with her dance
school, Super
competed with
about ten other
E n g l a n d ,
Natalie Super along with her dance group, ceili, placed 14th overall.
Russia, Ireland,
members traveled to Ireland to compete
in the competition.
“There was a week of dancing with the week, Super danced one day and
different age groups competing each day. spent the rest of her time sightseeing
around Ireland.
“We went sightseeing at places like
Cliffs of Moher, Giants Causeway,
Titanic Museum, and did a lot shopping
as well,” said Super.
While spending the break in a foreign
country, Super experienced a whole new
“The people in Ireland are very nice,
happy, and friendly. Their accents were
very musical and much different from the
way we talk. Also, the food I experienced
is very different from our food here in
America. The Irish beef is a popular
dish along with the fish and chips,” said
“In the competition, our ceili, also
known as a team dance, earned 14th
of about 40 other teams in the over 19
competition,” said Super.
“Aside from the competition, to
experience a different country and a
culture different from our own is a
memory I will never forget,” said Super.
The Bulldog Bulletin Staff 2011-2012
Catherine Howard, Adviser
Matthew Bickerton
Patrick Finan
Layout Editors Sara Chuirazzi
Paige Vosmik
Matthew Black
Amber Palmer
Features Editor Abby Dunn
Casey Boldt
Vindy Perera
Sports Editor Austin Haines
Chloe Bell
Marisa Pesa
Advertising Editors Jenelle Bayus
Kathryn Dickey Michaella Radich
Art & Graphics Editor Alex Dieter
Lauren Hennessy
Katie Smith
Opinion Editor Erin Kelligher
A.J. Hrusovsky
Natalie Super
Fundraising Managers Tessa Rowlands
Michael Krafft
Jordyn Ting
Lindsey Titus
Katie Lamar
Managing Editor Alex Dieter
Back page Columnist Abby Dunn
Photography Editor Kyle Ames
News Editor Celeste Marshall
The Bulldog Bulletin
English Festival 2012
Book List
The Coming of the Dragon
Rebecca Barnhouse
(grades 7-12)
My Most Excellent Year
Steve Klugar
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
David Lubar
The Unnameables
Ellen Booraem
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Mary E. Pearson
Zane’s Trace
Allan Wolf
The Killer Angels
Michael Shaara
The Frog Scientist
Pamela S. Turner
Soldier’s Heart
Gary Paulsen
Speak (7-12)
Twisted (10-12)
Fever, 1793 (7-9)
Laurie Halse Anderson
Reading opens gateway to a
unique opportunity for LHS students
By Alex Dieter
“I found English Festival
because it opens you
Managing Editor
up to many different types of
books, teaches you to pay close
rom Mar. 28 to Mar. 30,
attention to what you read, and
nearly 3,000 junior and senior
[teaches you how] to write a
high school students from
good essay off the top of your
head,” reports Lakeview High
Columbiana counties in Ohio,
School 8th grader, Manny
and Mercer and Lawrence
Gomez. “. . . it allows you to
listen to good authors and find
traveled to Youngstown State
out how they got their starts.”
University for the 34th annual
“Getting students excited
English Festival. The English
about reading is not always
Festival is a unique opportunity
easy,” said LHS English
for participating students to
teacher, Brittney Abbot. “YSU’s
read a variety of books and
promote writing and
is a wonderful
art skills.
Anderson, a wellstudents to connect
known young adult
attended this year’s
chance to share
festival to interact
their experiences
with students and
with kids from
to tell about the
other schools, hear
background of her
from the author’s
life and novels. She
themselves, and
has written nearly
earn recognition
30 young adult and
for their avid
children’s books. She
has won Margaret.
A Edwards awards
for her novels Speak, English Festival’s featured author, Laurie Halse Anderson, read and write is
signs books and takes pictures with her devoted fans.
about a young girl
Sordino who was raped at a high
school party and is narrating her
recovery, Fever, 1793, describing
the Yellow Fever epidemic in
Philadelphia, and Catalyst, a
story about self-centered senior,
Kate Malone, and the string of
tragedies that changes her life
Students who love to read and
write flock to this festival year
after year. Many students enjoy
the opportunity to win prizes
for their passions, while others
take pleasure in the Festival’s
LHS English Festival
2012 Prize Winners
Renga Riot
Marisa Pesa,
Taylor Horn- 2nd Prize
Writing Games
Alex Dieter- 3rd Prize
Darby Barnovsky,
Tiffany Nigrin, Sabrina
Solis, and Lizzie ChordasHonorable Mention
Impromtu Writing
Aisha Khulifat- 5th Prize
Breanna Bucco- 7th Prize
Alex Dieter, Amber
McCollum, Jackson Gagne,
Sabrina Solis, Marissa
Snyder, Kamryn BeckerHonorable Mention
Not-So-Trivial Pursuit
Aisha Khulifat -2nd Prize
Chris Churley -3rd Prize
Journalism Workshop
Addie Becker- 3rd Prize
Candace Gay Memorial
Essay Contest
Breanna Bucco- 5th Prize
Van Gogh’s influence haunts Lakeview’s halls
Art teacher and students create masterpiece
[aesthetic] touch to the
stairwell, and I commend
all of the artists who
he spirit and talent of participated,”
Vincent Van Gogh influences art Germano.
The piece is almost
students still today as seen in
the new, unique piece of artwork
hanging in the north stairwell of
bottle caps, ranging from
Lakeview High School.
LHS art teacher, Jeff Piper, pop and Powerade bottle
along with the help of many of lids to laundry detergent
his students, recently finished lids, brought in by Piper’s
this modern rendition of “Starry students. The caps were
Night,” originally painted by adhered to the wood
Vincent backing simply with
Van Gogh. Piper and his Elmer’s Glue.
Piper said that he
students worked on the piece
intermittently for three months decided to use bottle
caps because “there is an
this year.
Jacqueline Germano, LHS overabundance of plastic
junior, said that she found the in this world, and it just Piper and his artstudents worked on this version of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” for three months, adhering
each plastic bottle cap with Elmer’s Glue.
piece to be “a beautiful display keeps being created by
of the creativity of our students” the tons.”
Because these caps
and that the idea to use bottle
Elementary School’s art teacher,
caps was “not only resourceful are often not accepted at
recycling companies, Piper and who “does many fabulous works
but also insightful.”
his students chose to create displayed throughout Lakeview
“The piece adds an
“something Elementary,” Piper said.
Piper initially got the idea
w o r t h
looking at for the project from those he
with them saw at Labiento’s annual art
. . . rather festival, he said. Piper said that
than letting he appreciates the help he has
them sit in received from the Maintenance
Department in finding materials
a landfill.”
Piper was and hanging his works.
Piper reveals that he is
inspired to
d e c o r a t e currently working on a Picasso
L H S ’ s to further adorn the halls of
--LHS junior Jacqueline Germano halls from LHS.
By Jordyn Ting
“The piece adds an
[aesthetic] touch to the
stairwell, and I commend
all of the artists who
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Educators chatter
about school calendar
By Marisa Pesa
urrently, the Ohio Department of
Education requires students to be in
class for 182 days per school year(The
Register Guard). In the past, differing
speculations have surfaced of changing
Ohio’s educational system. In 2009,
Governor Ted Strickland proposed an
education bill that would increase the
school day by three hours (The Plain
Dealer) while just last year, Ohio
Republican Representative
Bill Hayes introduced a
bill prohibiting school
districts from starting
Day and ending later
than Memorial Day
(The News Herald).
Neither bill was
Contrary to popular
belief, most teachers
and administrators
Principal Laurence
Herrholtz believes
that lobbyists for
tourism in Ohio are
for a shortened school year because
“businesses want cheap labor and
customers” to keep them afloat. Because
Ohio has a relatively short tourist time
span, the entertainment industry relies
heavily on the summer months to bring
in the big bucks through employing
students to
Various routes of educational reform
include a continuous school year,
States’ minimum amount of public
school instruction time per year:
lengthened days, lessened days, etc.
Some have argued that the number of
required hours or days of schooling does
not equate to more learning; only gifted
educators or specialized learning
plans make a difference in
student performance say critics.
Herrholtz supports year-long
schooling in which case students
attend classes for six to nine
four week
Year-long schooling amounts
to the same amount of time
as to the traditional school
calendar, initially created for families
who needed their children to help
harvest crops during the summer.
Asked about the advantages of a
continuous school year, Herrholtz said,
“There would be no retention loss over
the summer and breaks between grading
29 states: Require 180 days of instruction time
12 states: Require between 160 and 178 days
6 states: Figure requirements by instructional hours
Kansas and Ohio: Require the most, 186 and 182 days, respectively
periods would re-energize the student
However, initiating change of any
caliber in a school system is always faced
with opposition. For younger students
with working parents, child care may
be hard to come by for two weeks every
6 weeks. For high school students,
summer is reserved for various sports
conditioning, marching band practices
and summer employment.
Asked how he wished for the school
year to change, LHS special education
teacher John Terbovich said, “Based
on recent research that points towards
teens sleeping longer in the mornings,
it might be more productive for student
performance if school started later and
ended respectively, for instance, a 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. day.”
Recent research supporting a later
school start has shown that students who
begin school at 7:30 a.m. are deprived
at least two hours a night, resulting in
chronic sleep deprivation. Symptoms
of sleep deprivation include irritability,
impaired memory, poor academic
performance and a reduced ability to
complete complex tasks (EHOW.com).
However, extracurricular activities
account for a large portion of time
directly after school. If school was to be
dismissed at 4 p.m., with work schedules
and transportation taken into account,
some students would not arrive home
until perhaps 10 P.M. or later (EHOW.
Countries’ minimum amount
of school days per year:
Japan: 243
South Korea: 220
Scotland: 200
England:: 192
Teachers utilize technology to help students succeed
By Katie Smith
As technology advances and becomes
an ever-growing presence in society,
educators find ways to integrate new
technology into curriculum. With the
use of Smartboards, PowerPoints, and
the ability to share videos and helpful
websites, such as Kahn Academy, with
students through the use of projectors,
teachers hope to prepare students for
the world after high school graduation.
Teachers are not the only people utilizing
technology in the school, though. The
administration has begun to update its
technology to help the school run more
LHS Assistant Principal Laurence
Herrholtz says that the new technology
on his iPad helps the administration
“work smarter, not harder.” Some of the
many helpful educational applications
used by Herrholtz are Teachscape,
Dropbox, Dragon Dictation, Twitter,
and Notes. Herrholtz uses Teachscape
as an evaluation tool that helps him
process information gathered from walkthroughs to offer improvement su the
already excellent instructors at Lakeview.
Dropbox allows important documents
to be viewed on any device, which
Herrholtz says allows him to quickly
respond to emails. Dragon Dictation is
used during meetings for note taking.
Twitter keeps Herrholtz connected to
updates and information from Ohio
Education Association and other news
sources. With the use of technology,
Herrholtz said he now has “more time for
discipline and the student connection.”
Herrholtz also said that the teachers love
new technology; however, it is hard to
schedule professional development days
to help introduce the new technology to
the teachers.
The teachers do not let the lack of
professional development days keep
them from utilizing technology in
the classrooms. Many teachers use
Smartboards to give notes and upload
those to the internet. Elaine Morgan,
a math teacher at LHS, says that a
Smartboard is “faster, neater, [with] nicer
colors, [and it’s] easier to read than a messy,
dusty chalkboard.” The Smartboards
are not only used for notes, though.
Eighth grade English teacher Brittney
Abbott uses hers to interact with the
text and pairs it with clickers that record
answers to “bellringers,”seat work at the
beginning of the period. The information
gathered helps her see who knows the
information. Social Studies teacher John
Ruane uses PowerPoint presentations
and videos from the internet, along
with online message boards to enhance
the classroom experience. He uses a
site called Wikispace, where he posts
current event articles and has students
summarize and respond. Teachers also
have webpages on the Lakeview School
District’s website where they post lessons,
notes, and homework assignments, as
well as links to helpful sites.
This use of technology in the classroom
not only helps teachers communicate with
students but it also has the far-reaching
effect of helping students succeed in
college and the workforce.
Said English teacher Kari
Milliron, “Many classes
either completely online or
heavily dependent upon
technology. Students who
want to survive and succeed
in college must know
how to use technology
must know how to
follow directions per the
professor’s requests, and
must be able to adapt and
learn as new technology is
introduced. Students who
do not possess these skills
will not be able to pass
their college courses.”
“Technology helps the administration work smarter,
not harder.”
-LHS Assistant Principal
Laurence Herrholtz
The Bulldog Bulletin
Varied opinions emerge from trip to Study Island
By Matthew Bickerton
throughout Lakeview School
District, Study Island is “webbased instruction, practice,
assessment and reporting”
constructed from state standards
“The purpose of Study Island
is to review what students have
already been taught,” Lakeview
High School Assistant Principal
Lawrence Herrholtz said. “It has
been proven through research
to be beneficial.”
Sophomore Aaron Paczak
said he believes Study Island
is used to “better students’
and help students answer test
questions.” However, Paczak
said he feels “there are better
Results from sophomore
Study Island...
•“may not correspond to what is
being taught in class.”
•“is okay for math.”
•“may not be a good teaching tool.”
•“may be a waste of students’ time.”
•“may distract from regular
•“can be unfairly counted
in grade.”
ways to prepare students for
[standardized] tests,” such
as “interactive teaching.”
Study Island is “highly
encouraged to be utilized
in all classes,” Herrholtz
said. “All teachers use it
Kathleen Pavlansky, LHS
freshman math teacher,
said she was influenced by
her own child on how she
assigns Study Island work.
“One of my children
had done over a thousand
questions . . . which I
believe is a bit excessive,”
Pavlansky said. Since
some teachers choose
to grade Study Island
assignments based on a
cumulative average, some
students must continually
increase their average if
they struggle at the start.
Pavlansky said her
daughter “had to do that
many to get the grade she
wanted and dig herself out
of a hole.” Because of this,
Pavlansky said she gives her
students “plenty of time” for
Study Island assignments
and takes their best score out
of ten, as opposed to their
cumulative average.
Paczak said that Study
Island work in addition to
regular homework makes for
“way too many assignments.”
Paczak said Study Island is not
a benefit to him, and, while he
can see how it could be a benefit
to others, “people don’t want to
take part anymore.”
A questionnaire answered by
sophomore students revealed
that some see Study Island
assignments as “busy work”
and as too time consuming
to increase their cumulative
average. Others said that Study
Island takes time from afterschool
activities and other assignments
and that too many sessions are
assigned in a short amount of
time. It was acknowledged that
the assessments are an easy way
to review information for math.
Data received from the Ohio
Graduation Tests sophomores
took in March will be analyzed
to determine how Study Island
is used in the future, Herrholtz
Taking a closer look at Lakeview’s substitutes
By Paige Vosmik
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for socializing; however, that
chance diminishes as education
level increases, meaning older
students are almost certain they
will be assigned work that will
tudents look forward to
days when they walk into the
find a name
written on the
an unfamiliar
sitting at the
teacher’s desk,
over a paper
covered with
instructions left
by the usual
g r a d e s ,
students were
meant that they
were in for a
class of a simple,
assignment that
could quickly
be completed,
Vicki Rummel works in an LHS classroom.
leaving copious
amounts of time
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take up the entire class period
and be examined for a grade the
next day.
Every year, substitute
teachers are one of the many
components making up the
map of a school year.
A t
seem to completely
disappear after
o n c e ,
but more
faces, such as
Colonel Virginia
Logan, who often appears in
math classes, and Vicki Rummel
appear more frequently.
In 1998, after retiring from
the Air Force, Col. Logan
began her work as a substitute
teacher at a Catholic school in
Pittsburgh, concurrently taking
courses in order to become a
certified teacher, a requirement
in Pennsylvania at the time.
She then spent a year and a half
subbing at a public school before
she was hired full time. Col.
Logan said she decided to work
as a substitute because she “loves
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and enjoys teaching.” Currently,
she subs in just three school
districts –
Maplewood –
she said is,
in part,
she likes
a certified long term substitute
in Language Arts and social
studies. Rummel said she “fell
into [working as a substitute],”
after getting being involved in
a program to teach accelerated
second graders. Someone who
“love[s] teaching, explaining
and discussing,” she said that,
as a substitute, she works to
“maintain the continuity of
education,” and that she “likes
the variety of the job.” Rummel
enjoys working at Lakeview,
and praised the high quality of
the teaching staff, saying she is
“grateful to work with a high
caliber group.”
community of
the school and
familiar with the
students and systems.
One thing she likes about
substituting is that she can
sometimes – when assigned
work has been completed – do
activities with students to make
them think and become exposed
to different types of thinking,
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something she believes is
important, she said.
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April 2012
The Valley screams for ice cream
By Sara Chuirazzi
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ce cream shoppes gear up
for another season of sprinkles,
shakes, and smiles as spring
fights to steal away the gray
days of winter and take it’s
rightful place in the middle of
April. A select few ice cream
shops in Trumbull County serve
as true examples of what real
ice cream should be like; many
of these gems are located in
Cortland, itself.
Cortland’s Katie’s Korner,
one of nine local franchises in
Ohio, is located on State Route
5 and offers a wide variety of
ice creams, yogurts, sherbets,
sorbets, and sugar and fat free
products. Seasonal ice cream
flavors include apple pie,
pumpkin, peppermint, coconut
creme pie as well as many
others. Firecracker, a Fourth of
July staple, is possibly the most
well-known specialty flavor,
combining vanilla ice cream
with red and blue candies
that pop in your mouth like
firecrackers themselves. Other
favorites include November’s
pumpkin roll sundae, warm
apple dumplings, pretzel cones,
and the classic hot fudge and
“tin roof” sundaes, amidst other
items such as milkshakes and
ice cream sandwiches.
Dairy Queen is a national
franchise, but the local stop
on High Street in the heart of
Cortland, is near and dear to
many residents and known by
many as one of the best of the
stores in the area. The classics
are endless at Dairy Queen:
soft-serve twist cones, buster
and dilly bars, and, of course,
exceptional ice cream cakes,
that keep customers happy
and satisfied. Featured items
include Moolattes, Artic Rush
sundaes; however, the product
Dairy Queen is most wellknown is the Blizzard. With
variations to appeal to “candy
cravers,” “chocoholics,” “cookie
lovers,” and “fruit fans,” nearly
everyone can find at least one
flavor to love! In addition to
ice cream products, Cortland’s
Dairy Queen also sells hot dogs
and pulled pork sandwiches
and connects with customers on
Facebook offering daily specials
such as Monday’s small Blizzard
for $2.25 and other great deals
like $3.50 for a six pack of Dilly
Bars offered on Saturdays.
Edging up against Mosquito
Lake State Park on route 305,
you’ll find Grumpy’s Ice Cream
Station. In addition to a wide
variety of ice cream flavors, the
large array of soft-serve flavors
gives Grumpy’s its stamp of
uniqueness. This shop also
offers food items such as pizza,
corn dogs, kielbasa, and other
common grilled foods.
Though it’s not exactly in
Cortland, Handel’s Homemade
Ice Cream & Yogurt is
definitely worth the drive out
to Youngstown-Warren Road in
Niles. Made fresh with premium
ingredients daily at each store
since 1954, Handel’s stands
as an icon for ice cream in the
area. Cakes, pies, smoothies,
old fashioned fountain sodas
and floats, specialty and
seasonal sundaes, banana splits,
hurricanes (think blizzard!),
and Handel pops (ice cream on
a stick, covered in chocolate...
yes, I’m being serious) have
helped this locally based chain
to win multiple national awards
and gain much recognition
throughout the country. With 24
locations in Ohio (the original on
Market Street in Boardman), five
in Pennsylvania, two in Indiana,
three in California, and a new
store opening in Florida, as well
as online ice cream shipping
service and gift shop, it’s easy
to see that the quality of the
products sold and the “T.L.C.”
in every scoop has served the
company, and communities that
it’s served, very well.
Local ice cream shops continue
to satisfy the Valley’s sweet
tooth and put smiles on faces,
regardless of age or season and
for years to come.
Newspaper Favorites
Katie’s Korner
Black Raspberry Cheesecake, Dark
Choclate Peanut Butter, Chewy Choclate , Reeses, Cappucino Fudge
Dairy Queen
Cookie Dough, Reeses & Oreo Blizzards, Brownie Earthquake, Peanut Butter Frozen Hot Chocolate,
Chocolate Chocolate Blizzard, Peanut
Buster Parfait, Vanilla cone with
marshmallow topping or “crunch”
Handel’s Ice Cream
Graham Central Station, Chocolate
Caramel Malt, Birthday Cake, Turtle
Superman, Milkshakes, Sundaes
Ride into summer fitness
By Michaella Radich
s the end of the school
year and summer approach,
many look for a fun, productive
outdoor activity. Whether it
be a leisurely ride through the
neighborhood or local park, or,
rigorous hours spent on
bicycling is a
viable answer.
Lakeview High
School special
teacher, John
Te r b o v i c h ,
has done his
fair share of
Te r b o v i c h
said, for him,
cycling is
the best
form of
allows him to “get his cardio
to the level it needs to be at,
and sustain that level for a
long period of time. Cycling is
also less painful on my joints
and recovery is much quicker.”
Safety is an important issue to
Terbovich. He said, “Safety is
and always should be number
one.” He wanted to remind
students, “Wearing headphones
is a definite no-no; you need to be
able to hear and see everything
recommends paved trails or
neighborhoods with minimal
traffic as starting places for new
cyclists. As experience is gained,
cyclists can visit Terbovich’s
favorite local riding site:
The Greenway Hiking and
Biking Trail (in Ashtabula
county). Cycling does
not have to be all
about getting
s a i d ,
way to get
out and get
some fresh air. There
are a plethora of scenic trails
to ride in order to see some
beautiful sights and have new
Bike riding provides a chance
to spend time outside while
staying fit. A cyclist riding at a
moderate pace (about 12 to 14
miles per hour) burns about
3.6 calories per hour per pound
(everydayhealth.com). In other
words, a 130-pound woman
burns about 417 calories per
hour riding at a moderate
pace. Environment (uphill,
downhill, rocky, or flat terrain)
is the number one factor in
determining how many calories
burned during a bike ride.
Cycling is a better calorie
swimming or running because
it is not as high impact, meaning
most people have much higher
endurance while cycling. A
130-pound woman would burn
about 2,600 calories running a
marathon, compared to the 4,
250 calories she would burn if
she biked a 100-mile century: an
extra 1, 650 calories for a similar
effort (everydayhealth.com).
Safety and comfort are
important factors while biking.
The bike, seat, and clothing
should all be of the right fit for
the rider’s unique anatomy, so
as to prevent injury and enhance
comfort. Helmets, in addition
to knee and elbow pads, are
highly recommended to prevent
injury; since 1998, thousands
of riders have died in cycling
accidents. More than 90% of
these riders were not wearing
helmets (Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety). Reflective
clothing and reflectors on the
bike are required for riding at
Area Trails
Pymatuming State Park Spillway Trail
Shenango River Trail
Portage Hike and Bike Trail
Newton Falls Trail
Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail
Mill Creek Metroparks Bikeway
Headwaters Trail
Maple Highlands Trail
The Bulldog Bulletin
Senior Spotlight
Dylan Cole Pastovich Morgan Elizabeth Makosky
What is your full name?
Dylan Cole Pastovich
What are your nicknames?
The Rookie
Who are your best friends?
Catena Core, Joe Nidel, Will Smith
Academic achievements:
Honor Roll
Extra-curricular activities:
Track and cross-country
What is your favorite song?
Rise Against - Satillite
What is your favorite sport?
I feel obligated to say track.
Who is your dream date?
Chelsea Korka
What is your most embarrassing
high school memory?
I don’t really remember
What is the craziest thing you have
I don’t know; my life is dull
If you could have any super power,
what would it be?
Freeze time
What is the worst thing you would do for a
billion dollars?
Anything that I can use my money to cover it
What t.v. show would you most like to see
taken off air?
Everything on MTV
Who is your favorite underclassman?
Nate Butler, Catena Core, Chris Edie, Eric
What is something interesting about yourself
no one knows?
I have a brother who lives in Texas
In the future if you have any children what
would you want their names to be?
What is your most prized possession?
Hands down my Mustang
How many run-ins with the law have you
What is your ideal college that you would like
to attend?
Go Bearcats!
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Anything with cookies
If you could change one thing about out
school what would it be?
More vacation time
What is the first physical feature you see in
the opposite sex?
What was your favorite childhood toy?
I didn’t have a long enough attention span to
play with only one
Who is your favorite LHS staff member?
Message to the underclassmen:
You need a legitimate reason to say YOLO.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Far away from here
Brianna Marie Brannon
What is your full name?
Brianna Marie Brannon
What are your nicknames?
Bri, BB, Squirrely
Who are your best friends?
Emily Law, Kelcy Brown, Celeste
Marshall, Hailey Crites, Abi
Extra-curricular activities:
Dance and band
What quote do you live by?
Dance like no one is watching
What is your favorite sport?
Who is your dream date?
Robert Pattinson
What is your most embarrassing
high school memory?
Breaking a table in front of the
What is the worst thing you would
do for a billion dollars?
Just about anything
What is your dream job?
Doing nothing for the rest of my life and
getting paid for it
What t.v. show would you most like to see
taken off air?
Jersey Shore and Adventure Time
Who is your favorite underclassman?
Abi Wakefield, Jeremy “Rico” Lucas,
Andrew Mitchem
What is something interesting about
yourself no one knows?
I can roll my stomach
What is your most prized possession?
My cell phone
What is your ideal college that you would
like to attend?
Kent State
What is your favorite flavor ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip
If you could change one thing about our
high school what would it be?
Having more time at lunch
What is the first physical feature you see
in the opposite sex?
If you could live anywhere, where would
you live?
Florida, Hawaii or Italy
Who is your favorite LHS staff member?
Mr. Sensabaugh
What will you miss most/least about high
I will miss band and the drumline
Message to the underclassmen:
Walk faster in the halls
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Married with kids
What is your full name?
Morgan Elizabeth Makosky
Who are your best friends?
Kelli, Lindsey, Gabby,
Rachael, Shelby, Alexa,
Julia, Ali, Janie and Lexi
Extra-curricular activities:
Golf, Women’s Choir, Choir
Librarian, STAND
What is your favorite song?
“Marilyn Monroe” by Nicki
What is your favorite
Golf…don’t judge me
Who is your dream date?
Alex Gaskarth or Harry
Styles <3
What is your most
embarrassing high school
Pretty much anything that
has to deal with Spanish I,
II or III.
What is the craziest thing
you have done?
Crowd surfing at the
Mayday Parade concert
with Lizzy K!
What is your dream job?
Owning a House of Blues
Who is your favorite
Alexa, Tommy, Lizzy K,
Addison, Aaron and Ryan
If you could make
anything legal what would
it be?
In the future if you have any children what
would you want their names to be?
Abigal Grace for a girl and Liam David for a
What is your most prized possession?
My signed All Time Low poster <3
What is your ideal college that you would
like to attend?
Obviously Youngstown State
What is the first physical feature you see in
the opposite sex?
What is the dumbest piece of trivial
information that you know?
A snail can sleep for three years.
Message to the underclassmen:
Just walk faster in the halls… It’s kind of
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully living somewhere tropical and
working for a successful newspaper or
Favorite “Step Brothers” quote?
You have the voice of an angel. Your voice is
like a combination Fergie and Jesus.
Ryan David Chryst
What is your full name?
Ryan David Chryst
What are your nicknames?
Niño, Niñ, the Niñ, El Niño, Rico,
Christ, Chryst, Doctor so pretty much
anything except my real name
Who are your best friends?
Scott Stevenson, Bill Martin, Kevin
Arnold, Ugly Vinny, Will Maus, Alex
Rosowicz, CeAnna and my brother,
Andrew Chryst
Academic achievements:
Honor Roll, Academic Letter, Algebra II
student of the year
Extra-curricular activities:
What quote do you live by?
“The only person who controls your
life is you.”
What is the craziest thing you have
Me and Billy locked Mrs. Schlatt out of
the classroom
Who is your favorite underclassman?
Ben Witt, Jake Rosowicz, Eric
What is something interesting about
yourself no one knows?
I went to at least 10 different schools
before coming to Lakeview in 9th grade
What is your ideal college that you
would like to attend?
Kent State University
If you could change one thing about
our high school what would it be?
Longer lunch, but only for seniors
What is the first physical feature you
see in the opposite sex?
Do you collect anything as a hobby?
Baseball cards
If you had to go to the moon, what
three items would you bring?
Camera, spaceship, myself
If you could live anywhere, where
would you live?
Who is your favorite LHS staff
Mr. Herrholtz, Miss Bucko, Mrs.
Schlatt, Dr. Craigo
What will you miss most/least
about high school?
Most: Mr. Rucci, least: having to
put up with Joey and Alex in 1st
What comes to mind when you
hear “Finan”?
Compiled by Casey Boldt
April 2012
Senior Spotlight
Andrew Joseph Hrusovsky
What is your favorite
article of clothing/why? Power Balance
and LiveStrong bands
If you had to go to the moon, what
three items would you bring? iPhone,
a personal chef, and a house with air
What is the dumbest piece of trivial
information that you know? It is illegal
to fish for whales on Sunday in Ohio
What type of car do you drive? Red
Monte Carlo
Do you collect anything as a hobby?
Academic achievements: Honor roll,
Football Academic All Ohio
What is your favorite sport? Baseball
How many run-ins with the law have
you had? 0
What is your most embarrassing high
school memory? Breaking the glass door
to the school sophomore year
What comes to mind when you hear
“Finan”? Sloth
Favorite person to follow on twitter?
@_Brannn and @Justin_Journey
What is your favorite flavor ice cream?
Lauren Casassa, Alli Pavlik, Paige
Chewy Chocolate/ Oreo milkshake from
Adair, Ryan Pishotti, Matt Pasternak, Katie’s
What are your nicknames? A.J.
When is your birthday? August 22,
Who are your best friends? Jake
Pishotti, Anthony Franco, Thomas
Adair, Alex Mellott, Chloe Bell, Natalie
Franks, Lauren Schattinger
Extra-curricular activities: Football,
Baseball, Beta Club, Spanish Club
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr.
What quote do you live by? “Before
you quit, remember why you started”
Who is your dream date? Carrie
What was your funniest high school
moment? Thomas almost crashing the
golf cart into the water at Walnut Run
What is your favorite place to go for
open lunch? The Adair residence
Who are your favorite
underclassmen? Jake Pishotti, Cesar
Moreno, Zac Sicilian, McCollum,
Trevor Watson, Jake Colbrunn, Jake
Fenstermaker, Branden Bensing, Macy
Ross, Calli Schmitt, Courtney Budnik,
Tyler Gilmore, Justin Journey
Tessa Henriette Rowlands
Birthday: January 7, 1994
Nicknames/what you go by:
Tess, Tessmuffin, RowRow
Best friends: Audrey Letson,
Laura Ogram , Sara Chuirazzi,
Lindsey Titus, Erin Kelligher,
Tori Galbreath, Matthew
Favorite underclassmen: Clay
Becker, Katie Lamar, Jerry
Runayn, Frank Toncar, Fence,
Austin Olbrych, Marisa Snyder,
and all my tennis girls!
Favorite color: PURPLE <3
After high school plans:
University of Toledo for
Dream date: Morgan Freeman
Dream job: Pharmacist :)
Favorite ice cream flavor:
Reeses from Katie’s
If you were an animal, what would
you be? A unicorn, they’re awesome.
Favorite season: Summer
Favorite boy band: Nsync
Funniest high school memory: My
entire junior year.
Favorite Lakeview staff member: Mrs.
Holowach, Mrs. Howard, Miss Bucko,
Madame Hartley, Mr. Craigo, Mrs.
Schlatt, Mr. Ruane
Most embarrassing moment: Slipping
in front of the entire band, catching
myself, and somehow falling flat on
my back.
Favorite music (song/artist): Drake
Biggie or Tupac? Both <3
First feature you notice in the
opposite sex: Their smile.
What’s in your pocket/purse right
now? My wallet, pencils, iPhone and
charger, lipgloss, gum, and a flash
Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction
Favorite restaurant: Chipotle
If you have a job, where? Trumbull
Tennis Center
Favorite television show: Modern
Favorite open lunch spot: Sparkle
If anyone in Lakeview could rule the
world, who would it be and why?
Erin Kelligher because she is a rock star
goddess unicorn princess.
Team iPhone or team Droid? Team
Favorite Pandora radio station:
Sugar Ray
Lindsey Amanda Rebecca Titus
What are your nicknames? Titus,
Lindsey Lue… and others
When is your birthday? Sept. 14
Who are your best friends? Morgan
Makosky, Ali Gagne, Tessa Rowlands,
Summer Phillips, Carter Cross, Britton
Briggs, Sara Churazzz, Kaitlyn Welke
, Laura Ogram
Extra-curricular activities: Ski Club,
French Club, Sr. Beta, NHS
What is your favorite song? Anything
by Mumford & Sons
What is your favorite color? Teal
Who is your dream date? Country
Winston Marshall
What is the craziest thing you
have done? I went canoeing down
the Intercostal Waterway during a
lightning storm.
What college are you going to next
fall? Appalachian State University
What was your favorite childhood
toy? Sega Genesis
What will you miss most/least about
high school? Most: friends. Least: just
about everything else
Message to the underclassmen: calm
What is your favorite t.v. show?
What was your funniest high school
moment? Potentially causing a
divorce in the Sprint store.
What is your favorite place to go
for open lunch? Sara’s house for
If you could have any super power,
what would it be? Teleportation
Who is your favorite
underclassman? Ryan Makosky and
Tommy Bell
Do you have or would you get a
tattoo? If I did I’d want it to be a
white ink tattoo.
What is something interesting about
yourself no one knows? I’m an
awesome cook
What is the dumbest piece of trivial
information that you know? 90% of dollar
bills have traces of cocaine on them.
Who’s your favorite rapper? Old Cudi
If you could make anything legal what
would it be? Arresting doctors that keep your
braces on for six years.
What is your dream job? Video game
Who is your favorite actor/actress? Will
If you were a board game, which would you
be? Apples to Apples
How many run-ins with the law have you
had? Multiple.
If you could live anywhere, where would
you live? London
What quote do you live by? “I’m pretty sure
there’s a lot more to life than being really,
really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan
on finding out what that is.”- Zoolander
What is your most embarrassing high
school memory? Slipping in my first fashion
What comes to mind when you hear
“Finan”? Mini golf champ
Favorite “Step Brothers” quote? “Robert
better not get in my face, ‘cause I’ll drop
Matthew Anthony Black
What are your nicknames? The Black Kid, Scat,
Chew, MB.
Extra-curricular activities: Soccer, indoor soccer,
tennis, Ski Club, NHS, skimboarding.
Who is your favorite teacher? Mr. Ruane, Mrs.
Howard, Mrs. Holowach, and Mrs. Miller.
What is your favorite song? Pursuit of Happiness
by Kid Cudi
What is the craziest thing you have done? I’ve
been shot at by a pistol
In the future if you have any children, what
would you want their names to be? Boy: Landon,
Girl: Leah
What is your ideal college that you would like to
attend? Case Western Reserve University
What was your favorite childhood toy? Either my
Tech Deck Dudes or PS2
What will you miss most/least about high school?
Most: Seeing my friends everyday (especially FINAN), Least: Dumb girls
What quote do you live by? “I’M BOUT’ TO CALL
Favorite t.v. show: Breaking Bad
Who is your dream date? MILA KUNIS <3 …or
CeAnna, I guess ;)
What was your funniest high school moment?
Watching Vince struggle presenting his AP English
What is your favorite place to go for open lunch?
Sparkle, then running to the gazebo.
Who is your favorite underclassman? My dude
Eric Rohrabaugh
What is something interesting about yourself no
one knows? I can decently play the piano
What Disney character would you be? Crush from
Finding Nemo
Who is your favorite actor and actress? Actor:
Russell Brand, Actress: Zooey Deschanel
How many run-ins with the law have you had?
Not enough.
Who is your favorite rapper? Kid
Cudi or Mac Miller
Message to underclassmen: It only
gets worse, quit complaining.
What is your most embarrassing
high school memory? Falling
asleep in sociology, having a falling
dream and shaking my desk when
I woke up.
Where do you see yourself in 10
years? Just getting out of dental
school, starting my own practice.
What comes to mind when you
hear “Finan”? He runs faster than
you think
Favorite “Step Brothers” quote?
“I’ve been earning and burning,
snapping necks and cashing
The Bulldog Bulletin
By Lindsey Titus
A Picture’s worth
a billion dollars
Fundraising Manager
acebook’s latest announcement has
caused quite a stir in the tech and business
communities. On
Apr. 12,
was going
to buy a
popular photo sharing app, Instagram,
for $1 billion in cash and stock. This
means that the18-month- old company,
with just thirteen employees, is worth
more, in dollars, than the 161-yearold New York Times. The company’s
sudden wealth represents a shift
towards mobile technology as one of
the app’s inspirations and longstanding
photography icons, Kodak, has recently
filed for bankruptcy since traditional
cameras are rapidly being replaces by
mobile phone cameras.
Instagram was created in October of
2010 in San Francisco by, Kevin Systrom,
and Mike Krieger, as a way for users
to create unique and vintage inspired
images from their mobile devices.
Instagram offers sixteen different filters,
which can be placed over an image to
create an entirely new feel to the original
photo. Each filter comes with a distinctive
frame, but this option can be toggled on
and off. After a user edits a photo to his/
her liking, he/she is then able to share
it with followers who can then like and
comment on the shot. Hashtags in the
image description also help users connect
to others with similar interests.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
announced the acquisition in a post on his
Facebook Timeline. This move took place
shortly after the once Apple-exclusive
app decided to open up its services
the Google
Play Store.
In his post,
Zuckerberg said, “For years, we’ve
focused on building the best experience
for sharing photos with your friends and
family. Now, we’ll be able to work even
more closely with the Instagram team to
also offer the best experiences for sharing
beautiful mobile photos with people
based on your interests” (Facebook
Zuckerburg said that Facebook will
be working on developing the app
The Tree of Life
By Caitlin McDivitt, Grade 10
The leaves are all but green
Slowly falling
Twisting and turning in the brisk
autumn air
By Alicia Libert, Grade 10
Each leaf drifts
Like a beautiful memory
Down to the thick bed of grass
As the leaves change
Through the calm days and fierce
They leave their footprints all
Run with me Ruby Red,
And wrap me in your purity,
Help me get through the day,
One seed burst at a time,
Holding you in my hand,
And feeling your smoothness
along your hard outer shell,
Breaking into your soft middle,
And knowing it will be alright.
Though each leaf falls, a new one
Replacing the past
With a new beginning
The leaves will fall
Slowly changing
Twisting and turning in the brisk
autumn air
By Cassie Welsh, Grade 10
soft grainy
warm cold
white as snow ugly brown
independently rather than trying to
integrate everything into Facebook.
Facebook is not known for user privacy,
which has caused concern in some of the
apps most faithful users who do not want
Facebook to use or share their images in
way they would not approve of. Others
are simply fed up with Facebook all
together. One particularly disgruntled
user on macrumors.com said, “The only
reason I used Instagram was to get away
Drawings and Pictures by
Lindsey Titus
squishes irritates
between my toes my skin
builds crushes
the perfect castle my childhood dreams
takes me away brings me back
from the cold to this cold
cruel cruel
world world
sand—slips through my fingers
African miracle berries change taste buds temporarily
‘miraculin’, the chemical that causes the
strange reaction were available. Research
is still being conducted about the
riginating in the tropical regions substance, but one hypothesis suggests
of West Africa, a new ‘miracle berry’ that miraculin binds to taste buds and
is gaining popularity, miraculously alters the shape of sweet receptors to
make them responsive to acidic materials.
changing sour-tasting foods to sweet.
Scientifically named synsepalum The reaction takes place until the protein
is washed off
the tongue,
berry was found
one to two
explorer Chevalier
A variety
d i s c o v e r e d
of uses arise
chewing the berries
before meals. The
tribes used the
o t h e r s
berries to sweeten
palm wine and
the ground in tropical West African
any spoiled maize
bread. The plant
leaves many
was not widely
commercialized until the 1970’s when people curious to try the fruit for purely
the Food and Drug Administration entertaining purposes. ‘Flavor-tripping’
parties are becoming popular. Individuals
categorized it as a food additive.
From there,
pills filled with collect a variety of sour and bitter foods,
concentrated extracts of the glycoprotein consume a miracle berry product,
By Matt Black
and take pleasure in experiencing the to diabetics so they can enjoy sweet
flavors without having to worry about
fascinating flavor changes.
sugar content, but it’s
relatively new status
apples, grapefruit,
Recommended Foods to means several studies
and onions are
must be performed
some of the most
before it hits the
Another use can
change. Lime juice,
possibly assist troubled
usually unbearably
cancer patients. After
sour, was sweet
chemotherapy, many
enough to drink
sufferers have to deal
right out of the
with an uncomfortable
bottle. Apples turn
metallic taste in their
too sweet while
mouth. Although not
onions lose their
bitterness, becoming
an enjoyable snack.
The overpowering
and Kiwis*
this unpleasant side
other naturally
effect completely, giving
sour or bitter foods)
ease to those affflicted
rendered sweet and
with cancer.
the fruit a perfect
Anyone can purchase the berries,
Favorites vary person to person:senior either as the actual fruit or an extracted
Ahmed Al-Akash said, “I was fascinated tablet, from online with little effort and
how lime juice could taste so good. It was little money. So grab some friends, gather
your most sour fruits, and enjoy the
a life-changing experience.”
The remarkable berry has medicinal craziest experience your taste buds will
purposes with several companies trying ever have. Miracle Berries are not yet
to capitalize on the fruit’s bizarre powers. available in stores.They can be purchased
Attempts have been made to appeal online and have no side effects
April 2012
One Direction infection
By A.J. Hrusovsky
Direction signed a deal with Syco Records,
which is a record company shared by
Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment.
In the United States, the band is handled
ecently, a new band that reminds
by Columbia Records. The
many of the days of
band went on a tour with other
the Backstreet Boys and
contestants from The X Factor
N’Sync has emerged.
through April 2011. Their single
They have all of the same
“What Makes You Beautiful”
elements: well-dressed,
reached number one on the
catchy music, and looks
United Kingdom singles chart
that make all the teenage
after the first week. The tickets
girls go wild. The name of
for their first group tour in the
the band, One Direction,
UK were sold out within minutes
is already becoming a
of going onto the market. The
household name in the
band also toured with another
United States.
popular band among teens, Big
Senior Ahmed AlTime Rush, in the United States
Akash said, “My musical
between February and March
tastes range from Maroon
2012. In 2013, the band plans
5 to Kid Cudi and there’s
on going on a world tour. The
definitely a spot for One
band has recently also made
Direction in between. The
appearances on popular t.v.
first time I heard them
shows including the Today Show,
was magical.” People all
Saturday Night Live, iCarly, as well
over the country and on
as the 2012 Kid’s Choice Awards
iTunes are familiar with
on Nickelodeon. There have also
their debut single “What
been rumors of a sitcom of their
Makes You Beautiful.”
own in the works for the future.
The members of the
One Direction is a new British-Irish boy band that has become
The coming year will show if
band consist of Louis
extremely popular in the United States.
One Direction will pass the test
Tomlinson, Harry Styles,
of time or will be yet another
Liam Payne, Zayn Malik
fad among teens that will die off
and Niall Horan.
The members of the band One Direction to keep them in the competition. The after just a few months. But, things look
all first came into the spotlight in 2010, decision proved a great success and the promising for the new band that already
on the seventh season of Simon Cowell’s newly formed One Direction finished in has more than a million followers on
popular British television show, The X third place in the competition receiving Twitter. The excitement around the new
band is certainly more than has been
Factor. All five of the boys entered the 12.7% of the final vote.
After completing of The X Factor, One seen in quite some time.
competition as individual contestants and
were not part of a group. Upon their being
eliminated, Cowell as well as another
judge, Nicole Scherzinger, suggested
combining all of the boys into one group
3-D fails to take Titanic to new depths
By Katie Lamar
o a first time viewer of the cinematic spectacle that is
Titanic, the movie is overwhelming. To see it in 3-D is a
different ball game. The cinematography is stunning, and
the actors, well deserving of their eleven Oscars. The
script explores class struggles of the early 1900s, as
well as documents the horrifying tragedy aboard
the “unsinkable ship.” Known as one of the
greatest films of the 20th century, one can expect
Titanic to be mesmerizing in any medium.
While all three hours and fifteen minutes of
film aren’t jam packed with epic and
terrifying, crashing waves;
scenes of the lowest depths
of the Atlantic, and the
exploration of the ship’s
remains start movie goers
off with pictures so clear
that they literally jump
from the screen. The majesty
of the monstrous vessel
and the fateful iceberg are
truly captured in the third
dimension. 3-D also leaves
viewers with the chilling
and unforgettable feeling
of sinking into the frigid
For all of the extra attention
this remake has attracted, I was;
however, expecting a bit more
smoke and a few more mirrors.
Even though the 3-D effects
brought out incredible visuals
that couldn’t have been achieved
i n
accessories to the already spellbinding storyline. The trend
of remaking movies in 3-D is an interesting and promising
one in the world of film, if done correctly. In movies such as
Tim Burton’s 2010 remake of Alice in Wonderland, the addition
of a new dimension perfectly fit the wacky set and plot; but for a
classic such as Titanic, the bells and whistles weren’t necessary.
Titanic is known for being the quintessential romance film.
While the actors are somewhat cheesy and the storyline
of “boy meets girl, they fall in love, and conquer
the battles of
different worlds,” has been seen
million times
over, the world is drawn to
this movie because
it is simply that. The passion
between two
lovers and an unspeakable
tragedy is enough action
to sufficiently fill three
hours of movie time.
With so much going
on, to forget that there
are extra scenes popping
is easy, except, of course,
for the
glasses perched atop your
Another trend in moviemaking is the addition of yet
another dimension, a fourth. Currently this type of
experience is normally used on short film rides in
theme parks. However, I feel that had the producers
of Titanic waited to remake the movie with 4-D
capabilities, the experience would have been more
effective. In 4-D movies, not only does the viewer
have 3-D effects, but he/she is further carried into
the film with water and wind effects. In a movie
where the entire set is the sea, filmmakers
could really have used these techniques to
their advantage. On the other hand, the
audience could also be soaked by the end of
the movie; there is a lot of water.
Ultimately, Titanic is the Holy Grail of films,
and, while this was an admirable attempt to use new
film techniques, the 3-D added little to the already amazing film.
This movie, unlike its subject, holds true to the old adage “If it
ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Photo by Lamar
Lakeview High
School hosts
Jazz Festival
By Erin Kelligher
Opinion Editor
he Lakeview Jazz Festival
illuminated Raidel Auditorium on
Tues. April 17th with more than a
half dozen local bands performing,
including ensembles from
Jefferson, Mathews, Niles,
Howland, and Lakeview,
whose top band closed
out the show for the
night. Each ensemble
performed three
selections each,
making up the
two-hour show.
Not limited to instrumental
performances, the festival showcased
vocalists as well, a trend that has
emerged over the last few years. LHS
senior Rachael Herriman performed,
along with Lakeview Jazz Ensemble
Blue, “It Had Better Be Tonight,”
composed by Henry Mancini. Of
her performance and opportunity
to participate in the event, Herriman
said, “Singing in the Lakeview Jazz
Festival gave me an opportunity to
both sing a different genre of music
and to connect to the audience. The
upbeat song was fun to sing and I
had a great time!”
LHS senior Julian Carioti of
Lakeview Jazz Ensemble Blue
said, “This event is a good way to
introduce the community to jazz
music and foster local musicians’
talent in the genre.”
“I was pleasantly
surprised with the
support from
the community.
All of the bands
played great and
the night was an overall
Free to the public due to numerous
local sponsors, the Lakeview Jazz
Festival proved to be an
entertaining night for all
who attended. If you
missed it, the Packard
Jazz Festival is April 26
and the Howland Jazz
Festival is May 24.
his way through
the competition
By Kyle Ames
Photography Editor
McDivitt readying himself for
Salem’s home match
The Bulldog Bulletin
McDivitt fulfills his name’s
potential on and off the court.
McDivitt continues to excel
in the classroom and has
progressively improved his
tennis game over the past four
years. McDivitt began his tennis
career as a fifth grader and has
worked his way up the totem
pole since to become the captain
of the varsity tennis team.
McDivitt’s incredible hand speed
and knowledge of the game
advanced him to the district
semi-finals both sophomore and
junior year.
During McDivitt’s junior
season, he was named First
Team All-conference, Most
Valuable Player of 2011, Most
Valuable Doubles Player and
received a Silver Racket Award.
McDivitt considers himself a
better doubles player after he
and his partner won sectionals
last year, but don’t let him fool
you, McDivitt’s hard work and
patience on the court allows
him to win matches regardless
of whether he is playing doubles
or singles. In order to reach
his current stature, McDivitt
has taken lessons from Danny
Karousis, an excellent tennis
advisor, participated in multiple
clinics and tournaments, and
currently practices with former
Youngstown State University
player Ryan Trapp. McDivitt
said “My success comes from
persistently hustling, being
patient on the court, and
maintaining a positive mind
doubles unsheathes due to his
tremendous teamwork. He
plans on playing doubles again
during this year’s sectional
tournament. McDivitt’s sole
goal of the season is to obtain
a seed at state. Once the season
has ended, McDivitt is headed
for a bright future. He plans on
extending his tennis career at
the Otterbein University where
he will major in allied health.
By Chloe Bell
Concussions prey on high school athletes
At a recent Lakeview High
Victims of concussions often
suffer from loss of consciousness,
confusion, headache, nausea
and vomiting, blurred vision,
School Varsity baseball game
against Canfield, senior first
Hrusovsky took
a knee to the head
while trying to
tag a runner out.
Hrusovsky, who
has no memory
of the incident,
suffered a mild
and was doctor
prescribed with
a week’s rest.
Said Hrusovsky
of the incident,
“It’s just scary
not remembering
waking up all
According to emedicinehealth. loss of short term memory, and
concussion perseverating
like Hrusovsky’s is often repetition of the same word or
characterized by brief loss of action despite the stopping of
consciousness and/or dizzy the stimulus). Said Hrusovsky
and dazed behavior. A severe of his symptoms, “My head was
concussion, on the other hand, killing me, and I had to move
may constitute long term loss slowly and carefully,”
of consciousness and a delayed
Contrary to popular belief,
return to normal function. sleeping is not a danger to
A concussion is an injury to those who are concussed. Dr.
the brain that results from a John P. Cuhna, an editor of
non life-threatening impact to emedicinehealth.com, advises
the head in which there is no that victims of concussions
bleeding under the skull or in should not avoid sleep. If a
the brain. Most concussions concussion patient is calm
result from sports injuries, falls, and rested, they are more
car accidents, or strikes to the
Tips to Reduce
likely to behave normal rather
than stressed or frantic, and a
doctor is able to obtain a better
perception of the patient’s
condition. Concussion victims,
like Hrusovsky, are typically
prescribed bed rest, fluids, mild
over-the-counter pain relievers,
and ice to the area of impact.
Those who are post-concussive
often suffer from headaches
and dizziness for months after
the trauma; 20%-90% of all
victims suffer from at least one
In the days, weeks, and
months after a concussion
Hrusovksy said, “You have to
be careful for a while because
the brain may still be swollen.”
According to Cuhna, a repeat
concussion, before the brain has
Concussion Risk
1. Wear a helmet approved
by the National Operating
Committee on Standards for
Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).
2. Avoid using the head as
the focal point for contact.
3. Learn proper tackling and
diving techniques so as to
avoid injury.
4. Strengthen the neck and
shoulder muscles.
fully recovered, may slow the
healing process and increase
the likelihood of permanent
damage; repeated concussions
over a relatively brief period
of time could result in edema
(swelling of the brain), extensive
brain damage, or death. Victims
of severe concussions may
be advised by their doctor to
consult with a neurologist for
follow up appointments.
For those who have suffered
concussions or are concerned
that they may in the future,
Cuhna advises to always wear
proper protective headgear
when playing sports, even in
practice. Often athletes are
advised by their coaches on how
to properly absorb hard impacts
on their bodies, however, when
it comes to game time situations,
athletes, parents, and coaches
must be aware that there is a
level of risk involved that they
have little to no control over.
Stay up-to-date on LHS schedules
and support spring sports
Varsity Girls Softball
Monday 4/30 5:00 @ Struthers High School
Tuesday 5/1 5:00 @ Mathews High School
Wednesday 5/2 5:00 @ Howland High School
Thursday 5/3 5:00 vs. Hubbard High School
Friday 5/4 5:00 vs. Campbell Memorial High School
Saturday 5/5 11:00 @ Champion High School
High Schoo
@ Struthers
land Hig
5:00 @ How
h School
Tuesday 5/1
al Ridge Hig
ood High Sc
5 11:00 vs. A
Saturday 5/
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Varsity Boys Tennis
Tuesday 5
/1 4:00 Ca
rdinal Mo
oney H
y 5/2 4:00
@ Salem H igh School
igh Schoo
Friday 5/4 4:00 vs. Ursuline H
igh Schoo
Monday 5
/7 4:00 @
John F. Ke High School
nnedy Hig
h School
Boys and Girls Track & Field
Tuesday 5/1 4:00 Trumbull County Meet @ Lakeview High School
Thursday 5/3 5:00 Trumbull County Meet @ Lakeview High School
Tuesday 5/8 4:30 AAC Meet @ Jefferson Area High School
Thursday 5/17 District Meet @ Lakeview High School
Saturday 5/19 District Meet @ Lakeview High School
Thursday 5/24 Regional Meet @ Bedford High School
Saturday 5/26 Regional Meet @ Bedford High School
Friday 6/1 State Meet @ Jesse Owens Stadium, Columbus
April 2012
Bulldogs rebound after slow start
in the final two innings to close secure varsity coach Ron DeJulio, “This was our
the win.
first week all season that we have been
The Bulldogs were led by senior first at 100%.”
Lakeview High School’s Varsity baseman A.J. Hrusovsky, who had a
With the win over the Tigers, the boys
Baseball team scored a convincing win double and earned three RBIs, and senior rose to 4-10 this season. The game was
over Newton Falls on Apr. 19, 2012 at shortstop Kevin Arnold, who had two uncharacteristic of the Bulldogs, who
Newton Falls Community Park. The hits, including a three-run homerun. The had suffered a string of eight straight
boys, who were struggling at 3-10 coming scoring surge was closed
losses in the
in to the game, rattled off ten quick runs with a run by senior Will
We played as a team. Everyone beginning of
in the first two innings to take a 10-0 lead Maus off a single by senior
on the Tigers. Starting pitcher David Louie Novakovich. Other was healthy and we hit the ball before coming
LeMasters pitched five scoreless innings players who had multiple very well.
to form in the
and had nine strikeouts, including three hits include sophomore -Coach Ron Dejulio
ides of April.
struggled to
replace former
c e n t e r f i e l d e r senior Josh Pryor, who pitches at the
Pishotti, collegiate level, and former senior Shane
f r e s h m a n O’Connor, who was a vocal leader of
o u t f i e l d e r the team. However, seniors Hrusovsky,
Andrew Grove, Novakovich, Maus, Arnold, Anthony
Maus. Franco, Bill Martin, and Ryan Myers add
S o p h o m o r e experience to an otherwise young team.
“We had to go through a learning
also drove in curve at the beginning [of the season],”
two RBIs.
said DeJulio, “This year’s team has only
team’s three returning players with varsity
d o m i n a t i n g experience. We also have gone through
p e r f o r m a n c e a lot of injuries and players having to sit
had the coaches out.”
pleased as well.
The team’s leader in batting average
“We played as a is Olbrych, while Pishotti leads a close
Sophomore David LeMasters pitched a scoreless game in
team. Everyone group for most RBIs. Although the season
the win againt Newton Falls. The win was just the fourth
was healthy and did not begin with wins as planned, the
of the season for the Bulldogs.
we hit the ball team looks to close it out with more wins
very well,” said and make a run in the playoffs.
By Michael Krafft
Upcoming, three-day NFL Draft creates
hope for underperforming teams
1. Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford- The Colts get the
guy they were willing to release Hall of Famer Peyton
Manning for.
Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor- After
trading several future draft picks to move up to this
spot, the Redskins are rewarded with the Heisman
Trophy winner
3. Vikings: Matt Kalil, OL, USC- Young QB Christian
Ponder and oft-injured RB Adrian Peterson are in need
of better protection
Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama- Unless
they manage to trade down, Cleveland snags the
dynamic playmaker to replace Peyton Hillis and open
up the passing game
Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU- Despite
getting a 4 out of 50 on the Wonderlic Intelligence
test, Tampa Bay drafts Claiborne to shore up their
Rams: Justin Blackmon, WR, Ok. St.- One of the
league’s worst offenses acquires a weapon for young
QB Sam Bradford
7. Jaguars: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame- I think
they will trade down, but Jacksonville needs to give
their 2011 draft pick Blaine Gabbert some help
Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill. QB, Tex A&M- Miami
may even trade up to get their hands on this former
WR with lots of potential
9. Panthers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Miss. St.- Cam Newton
helped Carolina’s offense immensely, but their defense
is still in need of help
10. Bills: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa- The Eagles signed away
their starting Left Tackle, so Buffalo looks to reinforce
their offensive line
Try to name the standout LHS athletes in the
photos below:
This LHS Senior plays on the
First Doubles team, and is also
the most vocal member on the
tennis team
Heading into the NFL Draft, who do you
want the Cleveland Browns to select?
“Trent Richardon because Cleveland has a
tradition of great running backs that have
made the team successful”
Senior Scott Stevenson
“Somebody that we can look back at in two
years and say it was actually a good pick”
Senior Anthony Franco
“Has to be Matt Kalil if he falls. The game
is won and lost up front.” Junior Chris Marsco
“Blackmon; they need a wide receiver!”
Junior Brandon Bensing
“Trent Richardson & Jonathan Martin (OL);
our running game needs help.”
Junior Zac Sicilian
“Trent Richardson: WE NEED A RUNNING BACK”
Juniors Zach Nussle & Clay Becker
“Morris Claiborne; he’s a playmaker on the
defensive side of the ball”
Senior Ahmed Al-akash
“Matt Kalil- Hopefully he falls to us. Someone needs to protect McCoy from more
Junior Evan McCollum
“Trent Richardson. Why? He isn’t
Ryan Tannehill.”
Senior Thomas Adair
One of the baseball team’s
best hitters was sidelined
with a concussion early in
the season
Answers: Kyle Ames ,
A.J. Hrusovsky
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Fundraising Manager
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hroughout my high school career, I
have noticed that instead of attempting a
difficult assignment by thinking on their
own, students tend to complain instantly
that assignments are too hard. Often, the
issue is not a matter of intellectual ability,
but rather pure laziness. What is even
more disconcerting it that, most of the
time, teachers comply with complaints
by either babying students with elaborate
explanations or lightening the load of the
Most students are perfectly capable of
completing the assignments, and I find
it very irritating when, out of laziness,
students whine and complain. Instead
of instantly saying the work is more than
they can handle, students need to give it
a try first. If a student puts honest effort
into an assignment and cannot complete
it because he/she does not understand, to
ask for a simpler assignment would be
perfectly acceptable. Lastly, if a student
finds the workload to be more than he/
she can handle, maybe he/she shouldn’t
have taken the course in the first place.
Other students who are willing and
ready to work hard find you annoying,
as well as a hindrance to their learning.
Equally as annoying as a whiny
classmate is the teacher who gives in to
his/her wishes. In the last four years of
my education I had only five teachers
who simply told students to “deal with
it,” and I respect those teachers for doing
so. The lazy nature of students would
diminish if more teachers shut down
the complaining as soon as it started.
While students are not entirely at fault
for demanding easier work because their
teachers give in when they complain,
giving the whiners what they want
only provokes them to continue such
behaviors and indulges their laziness.
I would also like to point out that
when we graduate and go to college,
our professors will not be so compliant.
If we want to earn the credit hours we
have to do the work, they will not make
assignments simpler. When we graduate
college and find jobs, our employers
will not care if we find the workload too
difficult. Instead of making it easier, they
will hire someone who is willing and
capable of handling the job.
Teachers give out tough assignments
for a reason: to push their students to
reach new heights and develop creative
skills that will benefit them throughout
life. While different assignments and
projects can be very taxing, in the end
Disney dreams conquer all
By Celeste Marshall
News Editor
isney is the stuff of dreams, the
reality in which we all would gladly live,
truly the most magical place on Earth.
Ever since my first trip to Walt Disney
World when I was two, I have wanted to
become a Disney Princess. The unrealistic
examples set before me at a young age
did nothing for my determination. I
was determined to become one of the
beautiful, young, thin princesses who
would be whisked away from her
hardships by the Charming Prince, later
to marry him and live among royalty
in the castle. That dream ended when
I was 10 when I revisited Disney and
realized my idols were normal teenage
girls in costumes. However, Disney still
remains the happiest place on Earth,
even to a high schooler (see band Disney
trip last year and the awesome time we
had acting like seven-year-olds), and has
been a tremendous influence on my life.
When considering the magnificent
morals of the movies, with their uplifting
songs and colorful characters, the
popularity of Disney is only logical.
Disney movies are uplifting with
happily-ever -afters, and the ordinary
becoming extraordinary, but, if you
search the smallest bit, you will uncover
the answers to life’s mysteries, the reasons
why parents allow their children to watch
the movies though they contain convicts
and thieves. Love is found in unlikely
places in Beauty and the Beast. Freedom
comes at a cost worth fighting for in The
Little Mermaid. Aladdin learns that that
being himself works better than faking
royalty. Aurora and Prince Philip find
true love conquers all in Sleeping Beauty.
In Atlantis, Milo finds that seeing the
world will lead to discovery of treasures.
Rapunzel realizes dreams are worth
pursuing, no matter what obstacles stand
in the way in Tangled. Having faith, peace
is the key to acceptation, keeping sight of
what’s important, discovering that you
belong all are themes of Disney movies
that, transferred to real life, molded me
into who I am today.
Bringing the movies alive, believing
fantasy can become reality, allowing
any dream to become possible, the Walt
Disney World brings fans into the stories.
My favorite memories are of meeting my
role models, the princesses I admired
growing up, in person.
everywhere should emit friendliness,
and every girl should be treated like a
princess. Disney is not merely a theme
park or a group of animated movies, but
a philosophy of life: finding happiness
in small events, recognizing that an
obstacle now will lead to something
better tomorrow, and knowing that your
Prince Charming will come. Though not
the most rational of thinking, reality will
be wonderful, more magical if only you
they will have been immensely beneficial.
Nothing feels better than putting a lot of
work into an assignment and receiving a
good grade on it. Students can learn that
hard work allows you to reap personal
and academic rewards that will be
appreciated later in life.
In closing, I strongly urge teachers:
stop babying students and caving to
their demands for easier assignments.
I also ask that fellow students face the
reality that this babying will not last
forever because I fear that when they
go to college they will find themselves
overwhelmed by the workload.
Disney Princesses
In order from favorite to disliked
Ariel: my ginger sister sacrificed to pursue her dreams.
And then achieved them.
Jasmine: She refuses to sacrifice
her own happiness and dreams for
And she rocks the half-top
Rapunzel: Flynn Rider and a
frying pan, ‘nuff said.
Mulan: Any girl who can save the entire
country in a skirt just as a side effect of
saving her father, deserves major props.
Belle: My heart goes out to this
bookish princess because brains and
beauty go hand-in-hand.
Aurora: She may be sleeping, but her
beauty really does reign. Purple eyes,
amazing hair, and a color changing dress?
(Pocahontas is floating around the
middle here and I haven’t seen Princess
and the Frog., yet. And don’t even get
me started on Tinkerbell.)
Cinderella: Though I love her castle,
she’s just too mainstream for me.
Snow White: While I understand she
has redeeming qualities, her shrill voice
annoys me.
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Atlantis: the Lost Empire deserve honorable
mentions because they’re nothing short of
awesome, even if they aren’t official Disney
April 2012
Start off college with
a friend by your side
By Austin Haines
Sports Editor
s every senior faces the
life changing decision of where
to attend college, many factors
run through his/her mind. Of
these numerous factors, one
of the most crucial is deciding
on a roommate. The most
beneficial option is to room with
a friend or colleague from high
school. While a school decision
should not be based on where
a friend goes, if, by chance, a
friend selects the same school,
the student should seek out this
friend as a roommate.
From an academic aspect, this
option would be most suitable
for the multiple reasons. First
off, the student and his/her
roommate will be able to relate.
When one night one roommate
needs to study for a final exam
while the other is free of studies
for the night, he/she will respect
the other by either helping or
going out. On the other hand,
if the roommate selection was
random, he/she may not be as
willing to respect the other’s
privacy for schoolwork due to
a lack of emotional and social
connection. Who knows, the
roommate may throw a party
on a crucial night of studying
causing the other to fail his/her
final the next day. Roommates
who know each other and who
have a strong rapport will
have a greater sense of security
when it comes to educational
Also, knowing a roommate
before attending college helps a
college freshman with focusing
on his/her major. Knowing
the roommate’s major allows
time to schedule core classes
together, allowing for potential
study sessions for the same class.
Having a roommate the college
freshman knows from high
school offers crucial support.
Along with the multiple
choosing a friend as a roommate,
this choice also presents social
benefits. While many students
fear making all new friends
in college, rooming with a
friend aids in this transition.
Sharing similar beliefs, values,
and backgrounds means one’s
friends are more likely to get
along with his/her roommate.
Many other aspects of college
which demand focus will then
receive more attention. Taking
care of the social aspect (possibly
the most stressful to a typical
freshman) makes the academic
and extra-curricular aspects
easier to handle. Friendships
created through roommates
may open doors to activities
such as athletics, clubs, or Greek
life. This participation enhances
the college experience.
Other conveniences through
having a well-known roommate
are evident during the weekend
and holidays. On weekends, one
may feel a little homesick, but
being with a friend from home
helps to ease this struggle. Also,
traveling during the holidays
becomes easier. Both would not
be required to bring their cars
to school, but rather each could
carpool with the other, saving a
tremendous amount of money
on gas.
Ultimately, roommates with a
friendly past have each other’s
backs. Whether it is an issue with
a class, a girl/boyfriend, or any
other implication college brings,
one has unwavering support
from a roommate he/she knows
well from high school.
This month’s
brought to
you by LHS
Senior Emily
& Counterpoint
Opinions around LHS
LHS Senior Katelyn
Braunegg“Random selection to
meet new people”
Anthony Franco““Friend, for security
reasons. You don’t want
to end up with a complete party animal.”
Sami Rogers“I would room with
my stalker.”
John Solakakis“Stranger because friendships don’t last, but being
strange with people always
Lindsey Clark“Random roommate to
meet new people”
Adam Rohrabaugh“Random so I can meet new
Lexi Poulis“Random because I have no
Alex Mellott“Definitely a friend
because Austin
Haines is the greatest”
Ahmed Al-Akash“Random because if you
know a person too long,
you get sick of them.
Abby Dunn“Random because it gives
me an opportunity to meet
new people”
Step out of your
comfort zone and room
with a stranger next fall
By Patrick Finan
ith college just months
away, many students have
made the decision of where
they are going to be attending
school in the fall. The next
decision is almost as important.
Unless a student is commuting
to a nearby school, they will
likely have to live on campus
for their freshman year, and
with that comes a cramped
dorm and a roommate. With
many LHS students attending
local colleges such as Kent State
and Akron in masses, odds are
that close friends are going to
remain together. However, if a
friend of yours asks to be your
roommate next year, it might be
awkward but the best decision,
from a social and an educational
standpoint, is to decline and
move in with a stranger.
Although having a familiar
friend seems beneficial on
the surface, in the long run
it will only restrict the social
experience that is college. A lot
of people meet their best friends
in college, but that would be
near impossible to do when
spending every Friday night
doing the same thing with the
same person. Moreover, rooming
with an unfamiliar person
provides a good chance at a
first new friend in the beginning
weeks. If matched with a nonbathing buffoon, or any other
type of unsavory partner, the
administration will oftentimes
assist you in finding a morecompatible one. After forging
that first friendship, he or she
will introduce you to others
from their local high school,
and next thing you know you
have a whole new circle of pals.
These new relationships could
lead to newfound interests and
friendships be prevented by
rooming with a fellow Bulldog,
but also current ones may be
strained. Maybe the best friend
from high school decides to
change their personality at
college. He or she could change
from a social party animal into
a shy bookworm most worried
about keeping their grades and
scholarships. Also, having a
previous relationship can lead
to problems. For example, two
people that have known each
other for a long time are more
prone to borrow each other’s
belongings without asking,
wear each other’s clothes, and
invade each other’s personal
space. On the other hand,
when interacting with a new
individual, you would want
to make a good impression
throughout the first few
months, thus ensuring a
positive relationship.
standpoint, a randomly found
roommate would help in more
ways than one. Universities
often match students with
similar, if not identical majors.
The resulting study sessions
would be very beneficial
towards understanding the
material at hand. Perhaps
he or she learned different
studying techniques in high
school, and learning them
could be invaluable towards
your own education. Third,
Lakeview does not offer an
overwhelming number of
classes and electives, so the
chances are better with a
randomly chosen roommate
that they could help you
with an Accounting 101 class,
something they took in high
Overall, in order to achieve
in college, protect high school
friendships, as well as establish
many new ones, it is in the
best interest of prospective
freshmen move in with an
unfamiliar roommate next fall.
The Bulldog Bulletin
Fact or Fiction: The Truth About Senioritis
By Abby Dunn
A Very Eager Senior
any traditions are passed on
through the years at Lakeview High
School, and, perhaps, at high schools
across the nation. Some are more like
folktales, legends that bring skepticism,
and others? Others are much more
believable. There are (very hard to plan
and frowned upon) Senior Skip Days,
Senior Pranks (which often backfire and
end in chaos, or worse, suspension), and
the most common: Senioritis.
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard
someone admit to falling victim to this
tragic virus, you’d be reading someone
else’s back page article this month. I’d be
living it up in a mansion in some tropical
climate where temperatures don’t
fluctuate 40 degrees over the course of
a few days. Of course, that would be
insane; no one would throw away his or
her money that frivolously. I could never
get so lucky. But that’s beside the point.
The minute a student is exposed to life
as a high schooler, the idea of Senioritis
is introduced.
That’s the funny thing about high
school, though. Everyone, even those
who claim to be enjoying the high
school journey and don’t want to grow
up, ends up wishing senior year would
come quickly. As a freshman, I thought
I was already experiencing early signs
of Senioritis. As a sophomore, I realized
my high school career was almost half
way over and started to lack motivation
more intensely. As a junior, hard classes
discouraged me and just furthered the
severity of my Senioritis. And then,
senior year hit. I reached my goal ACT
score, got my college acceptance letter in
September (earlier than almost everyone,
which led to a lot less stress!), and received
my scholarship award letter. I began to
realize the true meaning of Senioritis.
Those three years I spent thinking I had
it? All a lie. The stars had aligned and then
I realized: Oh, wait, I still have months
left of high school. Luckily, by this point,
almost all of those seemingly endless
months have miraculously passed.
In the first three years of high school,
everyone who thinks he or she has
Senioritis, doesn’t; the reality of the
situation is that Senioritis is just the
excuse underclassmen use to neglect
studies. Sometimes they even view it as
a way of seeming older, perhaps more
mature. (Yes, underclassmen, we see
right through you!) The fact of the matter
is that no one truly knows it until senior
year hits. Teachers and colleges are
constantly warning high school seniors
to keep up the hard work until the very
end of the year, assuring everyone that
college admissions boards still consider
final grades. But let’s face it: no one ever
believes them, nor cares.
Distractions are everywhere in high
school. Now consider this: senior year
brings along senior pictures, college
visits, graduation party planning, college
applications, scholarship applications,
prom, senior dues, senior trip, picking
a college, deciding on a major, housing
applications, finding a roommate,
scheduling college classes, taking
placement tests, and (of course) counting
down the days until graduation, among
other things. This is all piled on top
of the steady workload of high school
curriculum, a social life, and, probably,
sports. No wonder it’s hard for kids to
focus on schoolwork. Although, I’m
not saying it can’t be done. I mean,
I’m struggling with Senioritis and still
managed to bring all my grades up in the
third nine weeks. It’s definitely possible.
With this being said, underclassmen,
we’ve all been in your shoes. We know
it feels like Senioritis, but it’s not. It gets
so much worse, trust me. So relax and
just enjoy the ride. As for the rest of
my fellow seniors, I have some advice:
don’t let Senioritis get the best of you. It’s
understandable to procrastinate a little
more than usual (for instance, I’m writing
this article less than 24 hours before send
out! It’s 11:00 p.m., and I still haven’t
studied for tomorrow’s Calculus quiz),
but don’t let this disease ruin chances
of graduating or hinder scholarship
To all upperclassmen I say, enjoy the
comfort in knowing you have a daily
routine and can be surrounded by the
same great people all the time. Get your
work done, because you’ll be rewarded.
Be excited for prom and graduation and
summer. Make countdowns and make
plans. Some argue that Senioritis is a
made up term, but I’m a firm believer
that it’s a serious condition; learn how
to manage it. Meanwhile, I’ll go about
my business, trying to follow my own
advice. Wish me luck.
This is how it’s
have about 24 more days to love
and appreciate this glorious
school... but who’s counting?
- Is anyone else putting off prom
preparations as much as I am? It’s
almost May and I have yet to get
my dress altered or make a hair
- 972: The estimated number of
half days Sara Chuirazzi has taken
this year.
- My Random Fear of the Month:
I’d have to say, my fearlessness has
continued this month (for the most
part), but in honor of my encounter during open lunch today, I can
admit that one of my biggest fears
is hitting an animal with my car. I’m
THAT girl who would rather hit a
mailbox than hit a squirrel, (which
I’m told is not safe driving, by the
way). I already know that the first
time I hit any kind of animal with
my car, I’ll sob like a baby. I’m a big
softy, what can I say.
Happy Spring
Lakeview Teachers