THE LION’S ROAR Volume 22 Issue 1 Dec. 9, 2011 THE LION’S ROAR December 9, 2011 Entertainment Kardashian Marriage: For Love or Publicity? “This is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write” blogs Kim Kardashian, “I’m sorry if I have hurt anyone, but my dad always told me to follow my heart and I believe now that I really am.” Kim posted this well-anticipated statement on her personal blog after rumors concerning her divorce were dominating the tabloids. Unfortunately though, the rumors were completely true as Kim filed for divorce just 72 days after her wedding day to Kris Humphries. According to TMZ, the couple first attempted to file for an annulment instead of going through such a public and rough divorce. They were declined for an annulment because they didn’t qualify for any of the categories, so divorce was their only option for ending the marriage. According to The Richest People, Kim is worth an estimated 35 million while Kris is only worth about 8 million. Lucky for Kim though, Kris signed a prenuptial before the wedding. TMZ claims that the only way Kris could get money from the marriage is to sue Kim for emotional distress. It hasn’t been confirmed that Kris will take it that far yet though. Neither Kim, or Kris has came out and said exactly why they decided to get a divorce, but after watching the season premiere of Kim and Kourtney Take New York, the reasons seemed to become more evident. Kim and Kris were constantly arguing because they had never lived together prior to the marriage and they didn’t see eye-to-eye on how to live. Kris did not want to live with Kim’s sister Kourtney and her boyfriend Scott and toddler Mason. Kim is a neat freak and can’t stand the way Kris was so messy. Now obviously these reasons wouldn’t cause a divorce, but they definitely do give the public an inside look at why they didn’t get along. When the divorce hit front page of all the popular tabloids, a lot of fans were claiming that this divorce was a total fake. Fans claimed that the extravagant wedding and filming it for television was just one big publicity stunt for both Kardashian and Humphries. BHS senior, Jenna Pfeiffer has her own theory on why the couple divorced, she says “Kim got married just for the ring, which happens to have more carats than she has IQ points.” In the end, everyone is going to believe what they want and what is printed in the tabloid magazines, but Kim still attempted to fight the false claims by posting “I am trying not to read all the different media reports but it’s hard not to see all the negative ones. First and foremost, I married for love. I can’t believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show!” ------------------------------Morgan Myers Staff Writer ------------------------------- Rumor Has It: Miley Smokes. It seems like Miley Cyrus cannot stay away from drugs. According to Yahoo! News her birthday party at Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angles her friends bought her a birthday cake that was shaped like a marijuana leaf. This is now causing an uproar in the entertainment community because of the video that was shown to the world a year ago. The video was of the singer/actress smoking from a bong. The singer defended herself by saying that she was smoking salvia, which is a legal drug if you’re eighteen years old in California. Ever since that video was posted her friends have been calling her ‘Bob Miley’ as a joke. After the cake was brought out Miley Cyrus was quoted saying “You know you’re a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake. You know you smoke way too much weed.” Friends who were at the birthday party said that Miley said it in a joking way and the singer was trying to be funny. how to take a joke. Kelly Osborne also tweeted about the issue. She asked the world how a person, who works around the clock on filming, touring, and recording, could possibly be a stoner. Ever since this incident Kelly has been stressing that the cake, and calling Miley “Bob Miley” is an inside-joke, and no one should take it seriously. Miley’s reps have also defended the singer by saying that the whole thing was “taken out of context” and “the whole thing was meant to be sarcastic.” Since this is the second incident within a year dealing with Miley and drugs, people are wondering if the singer/actress really does smoke. Ever since her parents announced their divorce in December if 2010 (which was called off in March 2011) the singer has been going wild, getting tattoo, dressing scandalous and now possibly smoking marijuana. She’s deffinitly doing all the other things, but by the looks of it she’s only smoking salvia for now. Kelly Osborne, a friend of Miley Cyrus, has jumped to Miley’s defense saying that she is not a smoker and that the world needs to learn ------------------------------Shannan Miller Staff Writer ------------------------------Page 1 Student Life Lauren Pokuta’s Recovery As many of you know, earlier this year our school conducted a few successful fundraisers for a New Prairie senior, Lauren Pokuta. Lauren was involved in a serious car accident at the end of this past summer. The accident caused her to suffer a brain injury leaving her in a vegetative state, a broken cheekbone, clavicle, pelvis, and a collapsed lung. Thirteen days after her accident, she was still in coma. On the thirteenth day she was supposed to be happy, healthy, and attending her first day of her senior year as President of the swing choir. “It is truly amazing the things we take for granted in life. The simple things that we just expect will always be there. This tragedy really puts everything in perspective,” says Lauren’s father on her website journal where he continuously posts updates on Lauren. Most of you are wondering though, how is Lauren doing now or how much has she progressed since the accident. So here’s the scoop. After the accident she went through many surgeries fixing her broken bones. On August 18, 16 days after the accident, Lauren had an MRI on her brain. The results confirmed that she suffered from a brain stem injury. Until she wakes up though, they couldn’t tell the extent. On the 28th, Lauren was moved from South Bend Memorial hospital to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), the #1 rated Page 2 facility in this area for what she needs. While in rehab, Lauren had to relearn how to do simple things such as swallow again. On the 15th of September, Lauren was able to start making noises and was communicating with her therapist by blinking once for yes and twice for no. Unfortunately, on the 23rd Lauren was moved back to Memorial due to the Pokuta’s insurance not allowing them to stay at RIC. A few days later Lauren was able to move back home under 24/7 care! Before retuning home though, a lot of remodeling took place to make their home more accessible for Lauren and her medical needs. Moving into November, Lauren was able to start lifting her legs and moving her fingers. Lauren still has a long road ahead and her parents are asking for prayers! If you want to continue to follow her recovery process you can visit her CaringBridge account where her dad journals on how she is doing. Saving the best news for last though, Lauren has recently learned how to smile again. ------------------------------Morgan Myers Staff Writer ------------------------------- THE LION’S ROAR December 9, 2011 A Spin Around the Square If you thought our small-town high school went nuts over the new kid at school, you should have seen us when we got the new desks. Everyone flocked to see them. Everyone begged their teachers to know when they were getting to try them. And everyone, from the bully to the nerd, had to sit down for a spin. But now that the newness has worn off a bit, what does our high school really think about these not-so-new trial desks? Junior Bobby Cornett loves the desks. “I like being able to walk around class without ever having to get out of my chair.” Mrs. Monesmith also liked them. “I liked the ease of mobility in the classroom to transition between different activities. It’s so nice that in one single class period I can use rows, a large circle, or small groups.” Not everyone is in love with the desks though. When polled, only two out of every ten kids liked them. Aimie Deleon and Shannon Jordan shared their opinions of the desks. “I hate them.” Says Aimie. “I mean, they’re comfy, but totally distracting.” Shannon differed slightly on her reason of not liking them. “I think they’d be cool if they didn’t have the wheels on the bottom. I don’t think they would be as distracting after everyone gets over the newness of them.” Teacher’s shared simi lar reactions to students. The majority of them agreed that they were just too unorganized. Senora Kaseweter said, “I wasn’t impressed. I have a short attention span, and so do my students. As soon as they sat down, they wanted to spin. It about made me seasick!” The desks do have many advantages. If Bremen goes one-to-one, they are built specifically for laptops. They also have versatility that stationary desks do not. But many issues have been raised concerning these desks. For one, they are not very sturdy. They also are, as many students shared, somewhat distracting. An unforeseen problem with the desks was brought up by Kailyn Weiss. “I’m lefthanded. When I try to write, they move.” The main problem most people have with the desks is the inability to organize them. Many teachers are not happy without their rows. This, however, is the key feature that the teachers who support the desks find most appealing. The ultimate question that remains then is- do the positives outweigh the negatives? We will have to stay tuned to find out the fate of these spinning desks, but for now, the trial continues. ------------------------------LaurieAnne Wickens Staff Writer ------------------------------- Student Life Striking Out The Competition Bremen High School hosts a variety of clubs, sports, and other extracurricular activities. It is obvious to anyone involved with Bremen that the student body is actively involved with the numerous things that the school has to offer. Many students have packed schedules from the time their alarm clock goes off in the morning, until they can finally crash into bed. The members of Bremen’s Bowling Club are certainly no exception. With thirteen students ready to compete, the bowling club recently kicked off its season. To get a better understanding of the bowling club, I talked to first-time member Matt Kertai – a self-proclaimed beginner at bowling. When asked about the most challenging part about the club, he stated, “Hitting my mark consistently--I don’t know,” he laughed, “I just do what I’m told.” When I asked him his favorite part about the club, his answer came quickly. “It is not straining like a sport, but it is competitive like one,” Kertai stated, “It is just a fun team.” noons. Competitions consist of two rounds. The boys and girls teams compete separately, with five members from each team bowling per round. After the first round, there is a break. It is during this time that teams can sub in new bowlers before the second round begins. At the end of each competition, the team’s scores are counted. The team with the highest score wins. The team dedicates about four hours a week to practicing. The practices occur on Thursdays right after school, as well as on Sunday after ------------------------------Chelsea Anglin Staff Writer ------------------------------- Here at Bremen, our girls team consists of six members, including: Ali Mishler, Tyler Flory, Ashley Lent, Alissa Gregory, Kristen Ahlenius, and Lacey Miller while the boys team is made up of Austin Gall, Mike Peverelle, Chris Blakely, Jack Jordan, Brandon Sporner, Zach Compton, and Matt Kertai. As a growing team, the club welcomes anyone interested to consider joining the team next year. All in all, the bowling club is one of many opportunities to get involved here at the school. However, joining the club is not the only way to get involved. The bowling club also welcomes spectators. So, with the next bowling match coming up on the 13th, let’s cheer on the team as they strike down another competitor. THE LION’S ROAR December 9, 2011 A Step Above the RestA Recap of the Marching Band Season The Friday night lights shine bright. The crowd screams as the buzzer goes off. Their serious faces glow with pride in their uniforms. They march onto the field, at perfect attention, instruments held with precision. That’s right folks; this isn’t the football team, but the marching band. Every home game as soon as the half-time clock starts rolling, the marching band goes out onto the field and performs their show. However, many people are not aware that there is much more to marching band than half-time shows. Every Saturday starting in September and ending in November, the marching band travels to competitions across the state. Much like sports, marching band has regular season competitions, and then “playoffs,” starting with districts. All bands that receive a gold rating at districts move on to a regional competition, from which the top ten bands move on to Semi-state and then the top ten from that competition move on to state. This year, the Bremen Marching Band not only advanced to Regional’s, but received a gold rating there- a first for Bremen since the band program was restarted four years ago. Unfortunately, even with a gold rating, the band was not in the top ten and was unable compete further. The band put in a huge amount of time, effort, and heart to get that as far as they did. They began rehearsals August 1st- a three week marching camp where half of the show was learned. Going into the season, many of the returning marchers had one goal- make it out of districts, an unmet goal of last season. Drum Major Kristen Ahlenius recalled her feelings those first weeks of the season. “I was nervous. After the disappointments of last season, we knew our expectations had to be raised.” Director Mr. Sutton was less nervous though, with high hopes of the show and group of kids. “My goal is always first to create a good musical performance. We want a show the kids, the audience, and the judges will love.” The band started off strong. At their first competition, they received the highest opening week score Bremen had ever recieved. As the season progressed, the band continued to succeed. Nerves were high going into the week of districts, and the pressue to move on was even higher. Yet, the band persevered, making it on to Regional’s. Even though this dream of semi-state was not met, the band was given a new hope for the next season and a renewed sense of pride. Seniors look back fondly on their memories of a successful season. Underclassmen prepare for next year’s show, with newfound goals of semistate. Suit as their favorite song this season, this marching band Won’t Stop Believin’. ------------------------------LaurieAnne Wickens Staff Writer ------------------------------- Page 3 Student Profiles Getting to Know Griff: Comic book Hero: Spider-man Comic book Villain: Doomsday Celebrity: Arnold Schwarzenegger THE LION’S ROAR December 9, 2011 Sophomore Profile: Cassie Sears Favorite song? Lip Gloss. Planet: Uranus Favorite Teacher? Mrs. Watts. Guilty Pleasure Song: California Girls Favorite Sport? Volleyball. Restaurant: McDonalds Dream Job? Kindergarten Teacher. Ice-cream flavor: Mint Chocolate For upper classmen we all can remember our irrational fears coming into high school. Bullies, teachers, upper classmen, and homework. Like every other year you get new classes and teachers, but unlike middle school your classes will not always have students in your grade. Many are forced out of their comfort zones but incoming freshman Griffith Hertenstein has adjusted very quickly. He is a member of the swing choir, goes to many of the sporting events and dances, and is planning to audition for this year’s musical Annie Get Your Gun. Those are just a few of the ways Griff is getting involved are Bremen. Please enjoy this quick look into his life: High school experience thus far: Going to the dances If you… Had a superpower what would it be? Why? X-ray vision so I could see into buildings. Were a character in Star Wars who would you be? Darth Vader What is your full name? Cassie Sears. When is your birthday? September 23, 1995. Musical: Evil Dead: The Musical YouTube Video: Angry Video Game Nerd Accent: Russian Page 4 What couldn’t you do to save someone’s life? Kill someone. What would you do for a Klondike Bar? It depends, what’s a K- whatever you call it bar is? Most embarrassing moment? When I randomly snort when laughing. Any Nick-names? La Quisha. Favorite senior? Bethany Grove. What is your favorite… TV Show: Walking Dead Cassie Sears, known to most as a hard working sophomore that is involved in school. Cassie is a three sport atlete that plays Volleyball, Basketball, and Tennis. She is also involed in the school’s music program by being a member of the swing choir and participating in the spring musicals. In her free time she can be found singing to Superbass, randonly dancing, and making up words for fun. Biggest pet peeve? When people wear pajamas to school . What were you most thankful for this Thanksgiving? I like tator tots! What was your biggest fear coming into high school? Cafeteria food What are you most excited for this year? Swing Choir ------------------------------------- Taylor Sears Staff Writer ------------------------------- ------------------------------Jarred Fitch Staff Writer ------------------------------- Student Profiles THE LION’S ROAR December 9, 2011 Junior Profile: Jacob Box Where do you see yourself in twenty years? Married to Taylor Swift Senior Profile College Team Ohio State School Subject Elkhart Full Name Jon David Lafferty Open Lunch Location My House Age 18 Youtube Video Reggie Warren Jr. Birthday May 1, 1993 After interviewing Jon, I decided that I should test his relationship with his “best friend.” So, I found Darren and asked him if he could try to guess how Jon answered a few of his questions. What is Jon’s favorite college team? Ohio State Jacob Box is a Bremen junior who is very involved. When he is not dreaming about Taylor Swift, he finds himself balancing his time between basketball, soccer, and baseball. Even when he isn’t playing sports, he is also a member of the Bremen Swing Choir, a member of Student Council, a part of the National Honor Society, and many more. Full name: Jacob Clayton Box. Birthday: July 23, 2011. How many siblings do you have? Two, one brother and one sister. Tell me your best pick-up line: Can you give me a map? Because I just got lost in your eyes… Favorites: Food: Chinese. Movie: All Harry Potter movies. TV show: That 70’s Show. Teacher: Mr. Rhode, Mr. Board, Mr. Yoder, and Mr. Reed. Car: Yomaha Razz (Scooter). Subject: Elective P.E. Drink: Mountain Dew. Holiday: Christmas. What is the weirdest thing you have ever done in class? Freshmen year, Tim Zimmer taught math class instead of Mr. Rhode. ------------------------------------- Brad Foster Staff Writer ------------------------------- What is Jon’s favorite school subject? Does Elkhart Count? What is your dream career? Dentist You are on a deserted island with a student and a teacher from BHS. Who would you want with you and why? Mrs. Newcomb, so she can read to me and Janelle Esparza so that she can translate if I need someone. What did Jon say his favorite appetizer is? Fried Pickles If you had to be a character in a movie, which character would you be and why? Alice in Wonderland, I want to see Wonderland. What is your best feature? I love school. Do you have a hidden talent? I can wiggle my ears. Who is your best friend? Darren Miller Favorites: Appetizer Fried Pickles As you can see, Darren and Jon obviously have a one-of-a-kind relationship. Darren claimed to have many fun memories with Jon. So say hello to your future dentist, and while you’re at it—give him some fried pickles. ------------------------------Chelsea Anglin Staff Writer ------------------------------Page 5 Fall Review Imagine Tom Lizzi moving to Los Angeles, times four. The hilarity that would inevitably ensue is all wrapped into one play, The Beverly Hillbillies. This play is about a group of country hicks that become millionaires after an oil company discovers oil on their land. The hillbillies, the Clampetts, are convinced to move to the Beverly Hills. They go from living in a shack that resembles a pig sty to an enormous mansion. After several run-ins with firefighters, love-struck girls, and stuck-up rich people, the Clampetts feel that they finally got the hang of Beverly Hills. This is all turned around when a scheming, money-hungry duo comes to rob the Clampetts of their money and their innocence. While all of this is going on, the audience is enticed with the hilarious misunderstandings of the Clampett family, including their belief that a pantry is a tree for pans. In the end, the thieves are caught and the Clampetts live happily ever after in La-La Land. In order to get a better feel for what really goes on in the creation of a play, I interviewed some members of the cast and crew. Taylor Sears played Granny, a lead character in the play. Sears will explain the play through a senior’s eyes and reminisce on her four years of high school performances. What was your favorite part of the play? My favorite part is also my least favorite. I loved the last show because we had a lot of fun and we were more relaxed, but it was my least favorite because the show was over. Page 6 THE LION’S ROAR December 9, 2011 The Beverly Hillbillies Recap How do you feel now that you are done with all high school plays (besides the musical)? It is a little bittersweet. I am really going to miss my castmates, especially the ones I have worked with for four years now, but I am also excited knowing that the next play I do will be in a college production. Do you want to continue to perform after high school plays (besides the musical)? Most definitely. I plan to major in theatre with a minor in film or directing. After college, my plan is to focus more on acting for film rather than stage. What would you tell other students that may be interested in trying out for productions? If you are feeling anxious about being on stage the directors always need help behind the scenes. Whether it is make-up, sound, or stage crew, there is always a way to participate. McKennan Getz was another person I interviewed. She played the Clampett’s cousin, Pearl. This was Getz’s first high school performance. I hoped that by interviewing her, other freshman would be encouraged to get involved in productions. In Getz’s interview, you can see what The Beverly Hillbillies was like through an underclassman’s eyes. Why did you want to try out for the play? I wanted to try out for the play for something new and something out of my comfort zone. What was it like trying out as a freshman? Trying out as a freshman, I was very nervous and very intimidated by the upperclassmen. I would of never guessed that I would make it. What would you tell other freshmen that may be interested in trying out for productions? I would tell other freshman that may be interested in trying out not to back out if you make it because we will need you one way or another. We do not want you telling us a week before the show that you quit. I would also tell them to make sure that they come to all the practices.This way they can learn their lines as quickly as possible. It will be a lot easier to get your stafe directions down if you do not have your script in your hand the whole time. Mrs. Watts directed The Beverly Hillbillies and this was her first time ever directing a production. Although this was her first time as director, she helped with choreography on last year’s musical and has experience on stage as a ballerina. I asked Mrs. Watts how she felt about directing the play and if she wanted to continue to direct. What made you decide to direct the play for the first time this year? I have been involved in plays for most of my life and I missed it. I have not done a show since high school. What challenges did you face while directing the play? Time! There is so much to do and so little time to do it all. What was your favorite part about directing the play? My favorite part is watching the show with the audience. I am so proud of my students and to hear the audience enjoy it makes it all worth it. What was the most memorable experience? We had so many fabulous experiences, but some of my favorite are from Sara Spellerberg working on her lines with her accent. ------------------------------Michelle Garl Staff Writer ------------------------------- Fall Review Nate Leeper 1.What position do you play on the team? Quarterback and starting punter. 2.How do you think you did during the season? Alright I guess. We did win 13 games. 3.What did you do best during the season? Practice hard every day and talk to Kai on the sideline. 4.What do you think you could have improved on? Stand on the sideline with more tenacity. 5.How much pressure is it being the quarterback of the team? Easy. 6.What advice do you give future players? When Coach DePalma says “get back” then get back! THE LION’S ROAR December 9, 2011 The Long Green Line: The Leaders Revealed member? “We want Simmons.” 4.What would be some improvements you would make? Win state. 5.What would you say was your best quality as a player? Being an example to follow. 7.Any last comments? Clear eyes, full heart. Can’t lose. 1.What position do you play on the team? Nose tackle and Guard. 2.Who was your favorite underclassman on the team? Dylan Shumaker. 2.What was the best part of this season? Winning conference. 3.What memory from the season will you always re 3.What was your favorite part of the season? Finally beating Josh Anderson. 4.What would you improve on from the season? Winning state would have been nice. 5.What did you do best as a team player? Sacrifice my body in the trenches. Coach Holmes 1.What was it like coaching the first ever undefeated team in Bremen history during regular season? Awesome! 2.What words can you use to describe your team? Great group, Extremely Motivated! 3.What are you going to miss from this Senior class? Everything, they were great! Andrew Borkholder 1.What position do you play on the team? Linebacker. Abe Hall 1.What position do you play on the team? Wide receiver, defensive back, and punt return. 7.Any last comments? Coach Holmes should have let me run the ball. 6.What advice would you give future players? Never take it for granted, it is the best time of your life. 7.Any last comments? Don’t make Coach Holmes mad. That’s my job. Ben Hueni 6.What advice would you give the future players? Constantly work toward bettering yourself. 2.What will you always remember from this season? Playing the Luers at their field. 3.What improvement would you make on yourself? Pushing a little harder during individual drills. 4.What was the best part of your season individually? Finally settling over my injury and playing better. 4.What did your team do the best during the season? Play hard and believe in this program. 5.What could they have improved on? Details! They always made a difference. 6.What are your expectations for next year? Continue to improve Bremen Lions Football. 7.Any last comments? Play every down like it is your last, because you never know when that will be! 5.What advice do you pass down to the future players? Believe in the program and each other. 6.What was the best thing the team did as a whole? Encourage my teammates. 7.Any last comments? Go Lions! ------------------------------Brad Foster Staff Writer ------------------------------Page 7 News Big Deals, Bigger Accidents 2007 Cecelia Brannon was pushed while trying to get her hands on a laptop that was marked down $100. Little did she know that her life would change forever. After hitting the floor and being taken to the hospital to be checked out, it was determined that she would be permanently disabled. In total, this victim of Black Friday sustained a concussion, back injuries, and memory problems. 2008 Wal-Mart employee Jdimytai Damour of Valley Stream, New York was trampled to death by dozens upon dozens of frantic shoppers on this tragic day. Most shoppers did not notice that there was a man on the floor because they were in too big of a rush to get the best deals in the store. 2009 After a successful day of Black Friday shopping, 64 year old Bently White now had a 47” television. The same night that he bought the television, three thieves broke into his house, shot him in the stomach, and made an attempt to steal his new television. The thieves overlooked one minor detail; their get-a-way car was too small! After arguing for several minutes, the robbers abandoned the television and drove off. 2010 Keith Krantz, a customer at a local Target in Buffalo, New York received the scare of his life on this fateful Black Friday. After the doors were opened, he was effectively pinned to the ground while overzealous customers climbed over him. His cries for help could be clearly heard, but ended up falling on deaf ears. He was finally rescued by a security guard who had to wade through the crowd to get to him. After the incident he was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Uprisings and Unrest: Around the World The protests in Egypt, Libya, and the United States seem to have come out of nowhere. People have started riots, uprisings, and campaigns against the government in order to better their countries. What made all of this opposition come about? Have the uprisings in Libya and Egypt influenced the protests in the United States? 2011 An unknown woman pepper-sprayed ten different people in a pursuit to get her hands on a cheap Xbox at a local Wal-Mart this most recent Black Friday. Reports say that the woman’s identity was never discovered and that it was never sure if the attacker actually got her hands on the Xbox. Many eager shoppers line up outside of local electronic stores to get the hottest deals of the season. Some customers arrive at stores as early as a day before the actual event. These die-hard shoppers brave the weather for hours, but in their opinions, it’s all worth it. ------------------------------Jarred Fitch Staff writer ------------------------------Page 8 THE LION’S ROAR December 9, 2011 Let’s start with the uprisings in Libya, which started approximately nine months ago. According to nytimes.com, the people of Libya were tired of Muammar el-Qaddafi’s rule; he had been in power for over forty years, and he was very controlling of the people. He was pushed out of power in August of this year; however, the country was not liberated until Qaddafi was killed on October 20th. After unrest and almost total chaos, the country is becoming a democracy with a new cabinet and future 2012 elections. The unrest in Egypt, which started in January, led to the resignation of President Mubarak in February. Even though the president resigned, the people of Egypt were still not happy. They were unsatisfied because the militia in Egypt had promised to re-make the government and cabinet of Egypt, but they were still going to keep the previous government and parliament. Because of this, the people protested in Tahir Square in November, leading to deaths and injuries of Egyptian people. Because of their persis tence, the government allowed a new cabinet to be formed and they agreed to future elections. The recent Occupy Wall Street protests, which started on September 17th, have been a big topic of interest in the last few months. Ac cording to occupywallst.org, the protests are fighting against the “rich” in our country who are “destroying the economy.” The protests are fighting for a better economy and empowerment to the people. These protests could have been caused by the unrest in Africa. According to occupywallst.org, protesters are using the “Arab Spring” tactic to revolutionize the United States. While these places are the most famous, many other places in the world are going through unrest. What I don’t understand is what could be causing all this anarchy in places that are relatively peaceful. Maybe people are just sick of government bullying, or maybe the people just want total chaos. Either way, the world is crazy right now and nobody knows where all this madness will lead. ------------------------------Sara Krieger Staff Writer ------------------------------- Boots Coat Cold Hat Ice Mittens Scarf Sled Snow Winter Connect the Dots! David Letterman’s Top Ten Signs You Ate Too Much At Thanksgiving Dinner F u n P age 10. You’re sweatin’ giblets. 9. By the time everyone finished saying grace, you were having seconds. 8. Like parade balloons, you require a dozen handlers to nagivate you to the couch. 7. To pry you from your chair, family slathers you in Crisco. 6. Asked yourself, “What would Chris Christie do?” 5. Pants button popped and knocked out grandma. 4. You’re visible from the international space station. 3. Your skin has taken on the hue of ham glaze. 2. Your butt went from Kourtney to Kim. 1. You have to loosen the buckle on your watch.
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