Eagle Arlington High School May 7, 2012 Volume #25 Issue # 28 Arlington High School • 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. Arlington WA 98223 Creations worth seeing by Chelsea Wiersma On May 5, AHS will be having their annual Art Festival form 11 am to 4 pm in the BPAC. At the Art Festival, student’s art and glass will be for sale. They will also have live music and food. Anyone and everyone are welcome to come! The art students love seeing their community there. AHS has been having this Art Festival for the past 20 years and plan to continue for many more. According to Mrs. Bev Schwatz one of the AHS art teachers, the goal of this Art Festival is to allow the community to view the talent in the school. Art student Sam Westerwelle said, “It allows the community to participate in what we do in the arts.” The types of art that will be sold are torch work, glass art, and much more. The money sold goes to the art fund. They also give numerous art scholarships to students. The Art Club will also be using the money for numerous field trips such as the Pilchuck Glass School tour. Lastly, the money will help to pay for art supplies. Pieces can be sold anywhere from $3 to $30 and what’s not sold will be sold in next year’s festival. On top of all the art, Many other things are also going on at the art festival. French Club will be having a bake sale. Mr. Joe Horsack is bringing his elementary school maramba band, which he has done every year for the past 20 years. This year’s Art Festival will be a great thing for everyone to enjoy! Racing North or South by Coby Young This year Monroe has opened up a new motocross track that has a 22 race series. Hannegan is still running this year, so the local tracks will be less packed. Some of AHS’s students participate in dirt bike racing including Junior Jacob Johnson and Senior Jake Wells. Johnson participates in motocross racing, and he rides a 2006 Honda CRF 250r. Wells rides a Husqvarna WR125 with a schoolboy kit in it, and he races Endurocross and Hair Scrambles. Endurocross and Hair Scrambles are off road races that test a rider’s skills on the bike such as balance and endurance where as motocross is about going fast and being the first person to cross the finish line. Both of these racers are very good riders, but both say they have lots to improve on. This year’s Evergreen Motocross series runs on Thursdays like Hannegan, but Evergreen has practices every Tuesday and Wednesday unlike Hannegan’s one practice a month. Both of these tracks are equally as far away from AHS as the other. Hannegan charges eight dollars to get in and watch, while Evergreen requires twelve dollars. Both places have their plusses and minuses. Come show your support to those who race motocross on Thursday nights. People behind lip dub by Sierra Mauchamer Most students know what the lib dub was, but many don’t think about is who was behind creating lip dub. Mr. Erik Heinz said, “Video production proposed the idea after learning about it at a February competition.” Heinz commented that it took “about three to four weeks” to prepare for lip dub. But to get ready “it took A LOT of cooperation and planning, primarily from ASB, leadership, and video production,” said Mr. Heinz. As many can imagine the hardest part of putting this together was “being able to coordinate over 1,500 kids to do what On the way to summer time by Kylie Goss Windows rolled down, music cranked up and hair flying in the wind! Summer is just right around the corner. Most students are prepared for the summer of their lives. A popular event that kids are all riled up about would be KUBE93’s Summer Jams. Many well-known artists will be performing in the Summer Jam: Kid Cudi, Tyga, B.o.B, Big Sean, and Wiz Khalifa. Another event that is popular in Arlington and the county would be Strutz Fest. Strutz Fest is a 2-day rock festival will be held on August 3 and 4 in Darrington at the Darrington Music Park. The bands are tributes to the classics such as the band Echoes for a Pink Floyd Tribute, Problem Child an AC/DC Tribute and Main Street for a Bob Seger Tribute and plenty more! A Rock ‘n Roll Festival is perfect for the summer as well as Summer Jams. Both events have been around for a few years and have had positive feedback that makes people wanting more. If you are in need of plans, and want to “break it down” these concerts are definitely worth going to! we needed them to do,” said Mr. Heinz. Mr. Heinz said, ‘‘about 40 people” were involved in setting lip dub up. The biggest part of this is who lead everyone through this, “Josh Robinson since he did all the camera work, Mr. Ballew advised most of the actual production,” said Mr. Heinz Mr. Heinz continued, “seeing it all come together was awesome. It definitely exceeded my expectations.” Heinz would also like to add, “I am so incredibly proud of AHS after seeing how amazing both the students and staff were with it. Go Eagles.” 2 May 7, 2012 Volume #25 Issue #28 The Eagle Staff Staff Reporters: Lynsey Amundson Justine Bailey Joe Bernstein Colby Cavanaugh Kylie Goss Cory Graafstra Brandon Isom Josh Kenworthy Ashley Martin Sierra Mauchamer Jollee Pullig Garrett Rose Desiree Warner Martina Watson Chelsea Wiersma Ameresia Wilburn Coby Young Editor: Shea Drabb Advisor: Alice Smithson Publishing Dates: May10 May 17 May 24 May 31 THE EAGLE is created, designed, published and printed by the Journalism students of Arlington High School. Opinions in THE EAGLE do not reflect the views of the student body, community, or the high school/district staff. They are exclusively the opinion of the writer or the editorial board of the class. THE EAGLE welcomes letters to the editor, but reserves the right to edit them for journalistic purposes or due to layout ease and space. Every effort will be made to retain the essence of the letter. You can reach the editors by sending an e-mail to [email protected], placing the letter in Mrs. Smithson’s mailbox or mailing it to The Eagle c/o AHS, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, WA 98223. Arlington High School and the Arlington School District are equal opportunity employers. This journalistic endeavor makes every effort to rightly represent the people and events described herein. Opinion/News Drift onto the road by Garrett Rose Everyone should drive a Mazda. Mazda is a very well known car manufacturer that has been producing some of the best cars since 1931. Founded by Jujiro Matsuda, Mazda has been a very successful company producing 30 models since being founded with 13 models currently. One of their most popular sports cars was the Rx-7. It has a cool, sleek body style with a crazy sexy profile. While selling roughly 95,000 since they were first produced in 1979 to the last produced in 1995, Mazda has been the choice of many people on the road today. With their amazing machanics, the Rx7 used a rotary motor, which converts rotary motion directly into driving force. Invented by a German named Felix Wankel in 1957, this style of motor is capable of much higher RPM’s because the motor does not have to fight inertia. Having a rotary engine has many advantages. Some of the reasons include smooth running because it has no reciprocating parts, and the relatively large rotating mass of the cylinders acted as a flywheel. It also has a weight advantage considering many conventional engines had to have heavy flywheels added to smooth out power impulses and reduce vibration. Rotary engines gained a substantial power-to-weight ratio advantage by having no need for an added flywheel. All in all Mazda’s are the car to be driving everyday. They are efficient and over all a beautiful piece of machinery. Creations worth seeing by Chelsea Wiersma On May 5, AHS will be having their annual Art Festival form 11 am to 4 pm in the BPAC. At the Art Festival, student’s art and glass will be for sale. They will also have live music and food. Anyone and everyone are welcome to come! The art students love seeing their community there. AHS has been having this Art Festival for the past 20 years and plan to continue for many more. According to Mrs. Bev Schwatz one of the AHS art teachers, the goal of this Art Festival is to allow the community to view the talent in the school. Art student Sam Westerwelle said, “It allows the community to participate in what we do in the arts.” The types of art that will be sold are torch work, glass art, and much more. The money sold goes to the art fund. They also give numerous art scholarships to students. The Art Club will also be using the money for numerous field trips such as the Pilchuck Glass School tour. Lastly, the money will help to pay for art supplies. Pieces can be sold anywhere from $3 to $30 and what’s not sold will be sold in next year’s festival. On top of all the art, Many other things are also going on at the art festival. French Club will be having a bake sale. Mr. Joe Horsack is bringing his elementary school maramba band, which he has done every year for the past 20 years. This year’s Art Festival will be a great thing for everyone to enjoy! REMINDERS Seniors Counting down the days! Don’t forget to turn your 13th year plan into your advisor as soon as possible. Thank you letters are to be submitted in advisory on May 24 . The last day of class is June 8th as well as the moving up assembly. The senior picnic will be on June 11th and Graduation on June 12th. The last snow make up day is tomorrow, Friday, May 4th. 3 May 7, 2012 Volume #25 Issue #28 Ride of the Issue Unleash the beast by Martina Watson Senior Derek Hoobler’s, new ride is what some now call The Chick Magnet. His new purchase gets the ladies crawling all over it. His 2004 Dodge Cummins 2500 cost him approximately 38,000 dollars out of his own pocket. Hard work for him obviously pays off. Just the truck alone was $26,000. “it’s got 12,000 into upgrades,” Derek claimed. First it was the intake and bigger turbo, which makes it louder and faster. Then the exhaust went that also makes it louder and blow black. He has bigger head studs, so the engine can handle the bigger turbo. Some 18-inch rims and 35-inch tires were installed. Banks power intercooler was also installed to cool off the bigger engine. He gets 14 miles to the gallon around town, but on the freeway it goes up to 21. Overall it was a well-rounded investment. Dirt flies at Skagit Speedway by Joe Bernstein Many people assume that “going to the races” means going to Evergreen Speedway in Monroe. This is understandable because the track at Evergreen is a well-known venue in a central location. However, a different venue offers a slightly different experience for racing fans. Skagit Speedway is located in Burlington on Old Highway 99. On an average Saturday night, the racing schedule is limited to 360 Sprints, 410 Sprints, and Outlaw Hornets, but this does not mean that the fun here is also limited. Unlike Evergreen, the dirt track at Skagit is suited for sprint cars. Senior Eli Nelson said “The sprint cars are awesome!” The roar of the engines shakes the stands, and the smell of methanol exhaust fills the air. Some fans sport safety glasses because the dirt thrown up by the rear tires of these cars often finds its way into the bleachers. Burlington and Monroe are comparable distances from Arlington, and the ticket prices are very similar. On a regular Saturday night, students can expect to spend $15 at Evergreen, and $13 at Skagit. Students interested in attending the races at Skagit Speedway should go to the web site (skagitspeedway.com) for details, including ticket prices and schedules.u News Get ready for Prom and Mothers Day by Justine Bailey Around AHS it’s easy to hear the excitement building up about prom, but students should not forget that Mother’s Day is also right around the corner. Both occasions call for some similar events to be planned out in advance for the nights to go smoothly and without issues. It is important that prom night goes swimmingly without any mishaps as well as the day dedicated to all mothers. Anyone who is planning on going out to dinner with a special someone or with family should definitely make reservations with the restaurant in advance. David G. Boulton, from Flowers By George, Inc., has expressed, “I also encourage students to order their flowers for both Mothers Day and corsage and boutonnières a week in advance. All we need to know is dress and tie color.” Mr. Boulton is ready for the demand he is going to have from students and from the community. “Mothers Day week is the busiest week for flower companies in all of the year and adding 200 extra kids ordering flowers for prom the same week could get a little hectic. But, we want to be able to accommodate for all the business and ordering early will help.” Flowers By George is not the only flower company that requires and encourages customers to set their orders a week in advance. It is also suggested that when placing an order, customers should be as specific as possible to ensure satisfaction. Junior Reminders Annotated bibliographies should be submitted next week in advisory. These must be at standard BEFORE a proposal will be approved. Proposals should be submitted by May 21 if you want to work on your project over the summer. Staff will be scoring them on May 22. Proposals MUST BE approved before beginning work on your proejct or community service hours. 4 May 7, 2012 Volume #25 Issue #28 Photo Story After 24 total hours of travel we arrive in the city of L’viv in Ukraine. My cousin Steven Anderson and myself were taken by Edmond and Agnus Johnston (missionaries from northern Ireland) to the city center to view the amazing architecture. On our last full day in Ukraine we attended a public school and told a bible story to both a class of 5th graders and a class of 3rd graders. Once the class was dismissed, we became celebrities. The students were getting out paper and pencils to get our signatures. These men live in a rehabilitation center we visited, they were heavily addicted to drugs. Drugs in Ukraine are easily accessible and far cheaper than they are anywhere in the US. Many people get mixed up into drugs even from the young age of 11. Whenever I find myself complaining, I think of the kids in the orphanages who have one bathroom shared between 60 kids, or how even if I find myself feeling like I need money for something, people in the Ukraine are making just enough to put food on the table for their families, some can’t even do that much. It is really hard to fully explain because most of the events, sights, and people I experienced when in L’viv, Ukraine cannot be summed up into mere words. In order to fully understand, you would have to experience it for yourself. We were able to visit a men’s juvenile center with many guys, ranging from 11-18 who are in for either We then visited a church about drugs, stealing, or like one kid who two hours away and ate cake was transferred to an adult jail just a w i t h t h e m f o r t h e e v e n i n g . by Josh Kenworthy few weeks before we got there, who decided to decapitate his mother. My life as a Ukranian The government provides homes where single new mothers can come and stay and get help in raising their children. They feel this helps to shape a better future for the country as the children grow up with proper parenting. These are a few of the women This is the tiny airport in L’viv where we flew out of to finally, after 17 days, fly home. The children in Ukraine often get given away to orphanages because their families cannot afford to raise them; this is the youngest children’s orphanage in L’viv, the kids range from birth to 3 years old. We brought them their favorite snack, bread with butter topped with orange caviar. Columns May 7, 2012 Volume #25 Issue #28 Students in the Hall What do you do to relieve stress? by Lynsey Amundson Josh Scarth (12)-“I kick soccer balls at certain parts of Jaime’s body as hard as I can!” Christian Sanchez (11)-“I dress up as a monkey!” Mario Mirante (11)-“I spank the monkey!” Jeremy Bishop (9)- “I watch mysterious videos on the internet!” Danyell Winterrowd (12)-“I rip the heads off of Barbie dolls!” Madi Grogan (10)-“I rock out to Scream-o music in my room… by myself!” Norberto Escalante (10)-“I go somewhere quiet and lay down. Then, I think about something better and listen to music.” Daniel Hansen (11)“ I listen to music and bob my head!” 96 Minutes makes the adrenaline rush by Ashley martin First time director Aimee Lagos created the adrenaline filled movie 96 Minutes, which is inspired by true events. Carly (Brittany Snow) and Lena (Christian Serratos) are college students and close friends who are car jacked by Kevin (J. Michael Trautmann) and Dre (Evan Ross). The car jacking goes wrong, and everyone is scrambling to pick up the pieces before the situation gets worse. People who watched 96 Minutes said that it was definitely a nail biter. Although some parts could have been better, overall they liked the movie and said it was worth the money to see. Katy Reece, a member of the audience said, “You could feel what Dre was feeling, the anxiety and hoping that he will figure out how to solve the situation.” Others say that the situation unfolding is over-told and familiar, so sometimes is can be predictable. However, parts of the film that make is completely stand on its own and unique. 96 Minutes is rated R for pervasive language and violent content, so those students who are under 17 cannot see it in theaters without a parent, though it is recommended to rent it when it becomes available. 5 Lucky to see The Lucky One by Jollee Pullig A love story originally written by Nicholas Sparks played out on the big screen for drooling audiences across the nation. The Lucky One gained attention from the female population with not only the appeal of Nicholas Spark’s well written romance, but also Zac Efron’s beautiful facial features and rock hard abs. Through out the movie Zac Efron’s nice body gave women in the audience chills.. Many a scene included a shirtless Efron or some other form of showing off his many muscles. Several scenes got a little steamy between Efron and costar Taylor Schilling, so it is suggested that younger or immature audience members stay away from this movie. However the sex appeal of the film isn’t the only reason to see this movie; the plot is well developed and interesting, even for males. It begins with U.S Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) on duty in Iraq, amidst the terror and rubble he discovers the picture of an unknown women. When he is unable to find the owner of the picture he keeps it and begins to credit the picture for keeping him safe in very dangerous situations. Once he returns home, he finds the girl (Schilling), and when unable to explain the picture and why he came, he begins to work at the family-run dog kennel. From here students must see the movie to watch the events unfold. It is a story that won’t soon be forgotten and will leave audience members searching for their own similar love story. All students are suggested to see this film. It appeals to everyone, combining war, romance, inspiring moments, drama, fear, and the few humorous moments into a movie that all will love. Junior Reminders The employability portfolio (resume, cover letter, job application, reference letter and two job shadows) should be completed. If it isn’t, get it completed and turned into your advisor. Proposals will NOT be approved if the portfolio is not complete. Column/Sports Dump of the Issue Ford racks up points on dump chart by Colby Cavanaugh Senior Jacob Thornborough is the proud owner of a true dump. His ’91 Ford Explorer is so bad that the only class that it had flew out the window with its good looks and clean condition. Thornborough bought the wrecked 4x4 for a whopping $1,000. Along with the $1,000 he spent on the purchase, he has put in an additional $80 for a new front end. This may seem like a small price, but when the amount of cheap materials that are zip-tied, duck taped, or ratchet strapped on are factored in; it was a good price. According to Thornborough, “the whole grill and headlights are ziptied on and the bumpers (which are made solely of wood) are ratchet strapped on.” Thornborough even went through the trouble of zip-tying a very redneck set of authentic deer antlers to the top rack of his car to “make it easier for me to find in the school parking lot.” The antlers match the theme of the car, but the theme happens to be, frankinford. In fact, the most expensive part of his car is the gas mileage. Thornborough explained he gets, “like 10mpg on the weekends when I’m being nice.” It seems as though the only good thing about this dump of the week is that it still runs. Thornborough was quick to deny this however; he explained, “it does excellent in the mud-bog but right now it’s only two wheel drive because I imploded a hub.” Thornborough’s brother, Brian (9), stood up for his brother’s beloved piece of junk explaining, “it’s pretty good. I like it, other than the rear driver’s side door not opening from the outside.” These brothers might bring up good opinions, but when it comes to the facts, this explorer is a true dump, that’s why it is the official dump of the week. May 7, 2012 Volume #25 Issue #28 6 Sliding into soccer by Desiree Warner Hitting the field one day at a time. The AHS boys soccer team is doing their very best to win their games. Working hard every day on the field, the team has 3 wins, 6 losses and 3 ties. It is a given the boys will never lack team spirit. One of the two captains of the varsity team senior Kevin Krogmann shared, “we have a strong team and we get along well.” Through the years, the four seniors on the team developed good sportsman ship with each other. Kevin said that the younger players are good; they just lack high school competitive experience. During the season there has been “no poor-sports on the team and no whining,” said Kevin. All of theses little things make the Arlington boys soccer team strong. Sending the opposing team home with nothing but shame is the goal for the soccer team during every event. Finally Kevin said, “The team will finish strong.” This is one of many spring sports that the student body should go watch and support. With support from the students, the players are likely to have more confidence in their athletic talent. Rock’ in Arlington Eagles #2 by Brandon Isom The Eagles are soaring like always, but this time against Stanwood. They sadly lost 9-5. Head Coach Scott Striegel stated, “we need to win the next two games to meet our goal which is to make it to districts.” Striegel said the team is playing very well especially on their hitting. They currently just set a record at 14 hits in their last game. Coach Striegel said that the only thing they need to work on is their defense. The Eagles are doing a fantastic job this season and are tied at 4th. So keep it up Eagles!
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