O

Isaac Bear’s Oldest and Most
Beloved Newspaper
HARVEST HOMECOMING 2014
O
EBOLA:
SHOULD YOU BE AFRAID?
WYATT WOODSON
KATELYN COPENHAVER
n Friday, October 17,
the Bearhawks had
their first ever Homecoming dance. Approximately
100 students attended and had
an awesome evening! There
was a DJ who took student
requests, arcade games, video
games, and you could even
play basketball! Generous parents and local businesses donated plenty of food, snacks,
*Article written in past week. Details may have changed. Image from BBC World News’s website
refreshments, and prizes;
there were many harvest
themed decorations made
by creative parents, giving
the dance a festive autumnal feel. Thank you to everyone that donated! Also,
thanks to Mrs. Sacchi, Mr.
Sutton, teacher volunteers,
parent volunteers, student
volunteers, and The Cove
at First Baptist Church, Wilmington.
Additionally, there was a traditional Homecoming
Court!
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated!
9th Count & Countess: Tyler Gibson, Henriett Jones, Melany Murillo
10th Duke & Duchess: Bader Rayyan, Eli Wilson, Noelle Hoehn, Elisa Gonzalez
11th Prince & Princess: Parker
Hug, Patrick Sacchi, Chloe Henderson, Casey White
King: Demetrius Webb, Ethen Wilson, Skyler Marshburn, Landon
Kraft, Fahad Rayyan
Queen: Briyana Broadnax, Stacey Vasquez, Beth Palmer, Grace Gardner,
Lauryn Ameri
And to the winners!
9th Count & Countess: Tyler
Gibson & Melany Murillo
10th Duke & Duchess: Bader
Rayyan & Elisa Gonzalez
11th Prince & Princess: Patrick Sacchi & Casey White
King: Demetrius Webb
Queen: Stacey Vasquez
Photography by Eli Wilson
T
his Halloween it seems like there’s nothing spookier than
the great fear sweeping over America: Ebola. This disease
is on everyone’s mind, and it has some pretty crazy symp-
toms:
-Nausea and vomiting
-(Bloody) Diarrhea
-Red eyes
-Raised rashes
-Chest pain and coughing
-Stomach pain
-Severe weight loss
-Bruising
-Bleeding, usually from the eyes (people near death may
bleed from other orifices, such as ears, nose and rectum)
I will concede that these symptoms are frightening. That being
said, I’m going to take it upon myself to make this disease a little
less spooky. First of all, only eight Americans have been infected; two are currently in treatment within the States, and the others have recovered or died. But all the media blitz around this
outbreak is making it out to be the next Spanish Flu. In reality,
the disease is pretty hard to get unless you are working on or
very near to a symptomatic carrier.
Contrary to popular belief, Ebola doesn’t spread through casual
contact. The disease is only spread via bodily fluids; e.g. blood,
mucus, and sweat. Not only that, but these bodily fluids have to
come in contact with an open wound, abrasion, or your face due
to your mucus membranes. It is not airborne. The disease has
also only spread so virulently in Western Africa because of the
lack of local infrastructure and organization in a war-torn region.
Nigeria, another African nation, had many cases but is now virtually Ebola-free. This Halloween, you should be more scared
about getting black licorice than you should be about getting
Ebola!
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
MADI PARSONS
W
AND
DESTINY BOVAIR
e received several queries from you guys on Mr.
Bishop’s and Mr. Abraham’s Edmodo pages, the only place we look for your questions. We’ll answer
some of those today, and since it’s almost Halloween...here
you go!
Q: My parents think I'm too old to go trick or treating! Suggestions?
A: Say, “I won’t be this young forever, and you won’t need to
buy dessert for a month! AND, I’ll be out of your hair for a night
- c’mon!” and if they still say no, then I’m sorry, your parents
are officially not cool.
Q: Is it wrong to raid bowls of candy left out on porches
by those who are unable or unwilling to give it out by
hand? If there is no sign saying "please take one" is it
stealing if you take more than one?
A: It’s probably best to wait until later to get more than a couple
pieces because there are other people that want candy, but If
there isn’t a sign saying ‘take one’ and the trick or treating
crowd is dying down then go hog wild.
Q: Where is one of the best place to get costumes for Halloween?
A: Okay, Halloween & More is THE BEST place to go for costumes, decorations, a good scare, anything and everything
Halloween- no joke.
Q: Is the bus that Principal Sutton rides on considered
Bearforce One?
A: Yes.
A DIMMER UNIVERSE
A
TOKYO GHOUL
YASEMIN OZBEK
black hole is a cluster of matter that shrinks into a singularity and collapses on itself, becoming what’s known as a
vacuum; usually formed by the destruction and collapsing
of a star. Black holes draw in anything around it, including gases
and light. It is believed that the presence of so many black holes is
the reason new stars are not forming all the time in the universe;
the black holes around galaxies are sucking up the hydrogen and
helium around them. Scientists have also found that black holes
are under the Sunyaev–Zel'dovich effect, or the SZ effect for short.
The SZ effect is when high energy electrons obstruct the microwave background radiation of an object. Basically, black holes are
emitting so much energy that gasses can not cool and condense
to form baby stars, according to the new study conducted in Johns
Hopkins University.
Halloween Night Traditions
O
Chloe Jones and Michael Finkelstein
n Halloween, different people do different things, depending
on culture, tradition, and preference. Various activities are
done on Halloween night that reflect our practices. We went
around and asked a few people what they were doing this Halloween.
“I’m staying at my house and handing out candy to the kids as a ghost
that haunts the Ghost Walk. I live in the ‘dime house’ downtown.” ~
Sophia Miller
“I’m going to the fair. That’s all I’m doing, that’s all I have planned!” ~
Abby Gerlits
“I am going to do “Trick-or-Treat so Kids Can Eat” (An event where
you collect canned goods so kids whose families can’t afford it can
eat) ~ Taylor Hauser
“I’m probably going trick-or-treating. You’re never too old to get free
candy.” ~Sterling Baron
“What I usually do on Fridays - I go to the movies on Friday. Since
Jared quit trick or treating, I usually go to dinner at a friend’s house, or
I go to the movies.” ~Mr. Kelly
“I’m going to go trick or treating with my daughters in my neighborhood. My oldest daughter is going to dress up as a dragon, my middle
daughter is going to be a dinosaur, my youngest daughter is going to
be a spider, and I’m going to be a wizard. This is also the first year
that I decorated, so I put up a big spider web in our front yard [Which
you can see a beautiful picture of on Mr. Abraham’s Instagram, if you
can find it].” ~Mr. Abraham
“Go big or go home” - Some people are going big and some are
staying home- what are you doing this Halloween? Whether you’re
going trick-or-treating, spending an evening at home,
or practicing your own traditions, Halloween is a time
to get together, if anything, to get free candy, and to
get a lil’ spooky.
WALK AMONG GHOSTS
JACK
A
SARA REBILLARD
ction! Mystery! Drama! Supernatural! Horror! Tokyo
Ghoul is by far my favorite of the 2014 releases. Its
suspenseful take on mystery adventure draws you in
for a darker type of anime. Something that lurks in the dark
side gives out cookies. Poison cookies. However, Tokyo
Ghoul is not for the faint of heart. You know whether or not
you can handle horror, though. When a regular highschooler develops a crush on the cute girl in the coffee shop,
the story begins. But not all is as it seems in Tokyo. Kaneki’s
crush is a ghoul, a flesh-eating monster with immense power. When they both are caught in a horrible accident, Kanekikun’s fate changes overnight. Nobody wants to be a killer.
DRESSING UP?
EMILY COULTER
H
alloween is pretty much a national dress up party.
Sweets, costumes, makeup, parties; the whole
deal. But here’s the question you must ask yourself when
dressing up: What will I wear?
Zombie: Last year I went for the
classic zombie, and it was really
easy. I cut a couple holes in a tshirt and add some make-up under
the eyes and…. Done– well, almost. Since I had some acrylic
paint lying around I put my skills to
use and added some “dried
blood” around my mouth. Then “Now, just act like you
normally do but in a
all I had to do was moan and
deeper voice”
grunt for candy. Note: Zombie
Photography Mollie Sullivan 2013
boyfriend not required.
Struck by lightning: This year, I’ve decided to do
something original (but not really). With the help of
Google, I came across the idea to roll out of bed with
burnt clothing and a wire umbrella, just like any other day.
Of course the costume makes a lot more sense when you
have someone with you who is dressed as a lightning bolt,
so a lightning buddy is recommended.
A Piñata: A piñata, really? Yes. Break out the scissors
and craft paper, because a piñata is the way to go. Honestly, forget zombies, forget Harry Potter, forget everything else because this is it— the best of the best. I guarantee that had you dressed up like a piñata at the costume party I attended in fifth grade, you would have beat
me and my dragon costume; although it probably would
have been out of pity after we’d tried to beat you for the
candy!
F
SLEDGE
F
B
UN ACT AR YASEMIN OZBEK
f you’re wondering what you’re going to do on Halloween night, I
have an idea for you. Rather than spending your Halloween just
oth Hitler
ll human
t has been estiand Stalin
eyes see
mated that of
knocking on doors and rotting your teeth, you can spend Hallowstars
differwere art faall the humans
een learning about real ghosts. To learn about ghosts that haunt us
ently. Even your left that have ever
right here in Wilmington, look no further than the Ghost Walk in natics.
and right eye do
died, approximately
downtown Wilmington!
not
see
stars
in
the
half were killed by
“What is the Ghost Walk?” you ask. Well, the Ghost Walk is a real
exact
same
way.
Malaria.
treat; you visit various places around downtown Wilmington and listen to scary stories about them. Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of a
real ghost! While seeing a ghost is not guaranteed, you do learn
about what Wilmington was like over a century ago. Not to mention
that on Halloween night, downtown is going to be
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
entirely dressed up in its scariest attire. The Ghost 26
27
28
29
30
31
1
- PE
- Report Cards
- Halloween
Walk is definitely worth the time, but if you can’t
- Launching Leaders
- Clubs
make it Friday night, it is not just available on Hal- Ice Cream Social
- Montreana Holland’s
loween. The ghost walk operates all year long. If
B-Day
you want to learn more about the
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
- Daylight Saving Time
- Election Day
- PE
- Daniel Hallbick’s B- - Mr. Spear’s B-Day
ghost walk then visit the Black Cat
Ends
- Elisa Gonzalez’s BDay
- Benjamin DeArDay
- James Perkins’s Bshop downtown or visit:
mond’s B-Day
- Fowler Debose’s BDay
Day
www.hauntedwilmington.com/
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
ghost_walk.
- Marisol Gomez- Veterans Day
- PE
- PTSA Board Meeting
I
B
I
A
NOVEMBER 2014
Quintana’s B-Day
OTHER CREDITS
Layout & Design
Emily Coulter & Design Team
Copy Editors
Yasemin Ozbek, Emily Coulter, & Ryan Gray
Editor
Andrea Lamas
16
23
- Mr. Abraham's
B-Day
30
- Suzann
Khatib’s BDay
- Talpha Everette’s BDay
17
- AdvancEd (SACS)
Review
- Aubrey Rivenbark’s
B-Day
- Kira Eagon’s B-Day
18
- AdvancEd (SACS)
Review
19
- PE
20
21
22
- Matthew William’s BDay
24
25
26
- Teacher Workday
27
28
29
- Thanksgiving Break - Thanksgiving Break
- Mrs. Hall’s B-Day
- Alvina Yeung’s B- Dustin Nguyen’s BDay
Day
`