Lanesville Jr/Sr High School Purple Pride Press Volume 2, Issue 3 October 25, 2012 Carve a face into Halloween Top 10 Pumpkin Designs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Jack-o-lantern Face Cat Scary Face Witch Ghost Jester The Words Happy Halloween 8. Scary House 9. Skeleton 10. Team Logos Courtesy of mamaknows.com Inside this issue: Pin into Pinterest 3 Historic and Spooky Sites 5 Price at Semi-State 6 Students of the Month 7 Too Old to Trick or Treat 11 Deere Farms 15 Editorial: Keep Costumes Classy 16 By Peyton Blank Lanesville Jr/Sr High School— This fall a reignited trend in the Lanesville area is occurring, carving pumpkins. It is a fun activity to do with friends, a significant other, or younger siblings. There are many designs to carve into a pumpkin. One of the most popular designs, according to Lanesville girls, is a smiley face. Pumpkin carving kits are often used to carve pumpkins. These kits include a scooper, stencil tool, carving tool, and stencils. Getting a pumpkin is the first step; local grocery stores are great places to get pumpkins. Hubers and Richmer Farms also sell pumpkins. To have the best pumpkin one must make sure there are no bruises or broken stems. Complications like these can lead to a faster spoilage. Be sure to buy a pumpkin that is approximately 9-10 inches tall so there is enough room to make designs and for a candle to burn inside. Every year there is also the question of what to do with the pumpkin seeds. One popular thing to do with the seeds is eat them. After scooping them out of the pumpkin clean the seeds, then lay them out to dry for a day or two. After they are dry put them in the oven. Finally, you can eat them! The seeds are low in calories and can be eaten by the handful. Another cool idea to do with the seeds is make the pumpkin look like it is puking. After carving an open mouth on the pumpkin hang the leftover seeds out of the mouth. If one is not comfortable with carving a pumpkin there are some alternatives; which, include painting the pumpkin or putting creative stickers on it. Decorating a pumpkin is a fun activity to enjoy during the fall season for all ages! Pumpkin carving of Mr. Fredrickson, from the Disney movie UP, was carved by senior Daniel Cox. In the past, Cox carved Michael Jordan, Einstein, and many others. PAGE 2 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 PSAT/ NMSQT completed for the sophomores and juniors By: Cassidy Richmer Lanesville Jr/Sr High School - On October 17, 2012, the students finished their PSAT/NMSQT for the year. PSAT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test and NMSQT stands for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. For the first four hours of school, students took the five part test. There are two critical reading skills sections, two math problem–solving sections, and one writing skills section. The test takes about four hours in all, and every student takes it their sophomore year. Taking it junior year is also optional for the students. Some good reasons for taking the PSAT include, it helps you prepare for the actual SAT or ACT if you choose to take it, and you get feedback on your strengths and weaknesses. It also can help you later in life when you want to go to college. Mrs. Morgan says, “ The PSAT measures critical reading, math, and writing skills. It helps show your strength and weaknesses for the actual SAT.” She also says, “It can tell a student their AP potential, and shows college ready skills. “ The PSAT can also help you get This is a PSAT practice booklet to help students prepare for the test. Lanesville students had their practice booklets handed out the week before fall break so they would have plenty of time to study. ahead in college. The scores of a students PSAT/ SAT can be seen by many colleges. Colleges over-view them to see whether they can find potential. They send out scholarships to the students they think are good enough to be in their school. Mrs. Morgan also enforces the idea of taking the PSAT as a junior in high school as well. She says, “It’s a really good idea to take it as a junior as well because that is the only time you can qualify for the National Scholarship Program.” As it shows you can only enter the running for the scholarship if you a junior in high school. Preparing for the PSAT as soon as possible is a good idea as well. There was a small booklet passed out by Mrs. Schalk that had all the information about the PSAT. It showed what types of questions would be on the test, and format that the test was in. Inside the booklet was a smaller booklet which gave a full length PSAT test for the students to practice with. After the test a few of the students were interviewed about the test. Sophomore Sean Cobb says, “Most likely the SAT test will be harder.” Sophomore Candice Zambella says, “The critical reading parts of the test were the hardest.” Others thought that the math was the hardest. Overall the PSAT was a success, and the school is hoping to see good results. The PSAT test is administered at schools on two dates. Lanesville’s PSAT was given on October 17th. Courtesy of: www.dentonisd.org V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S PAGE 3 Pin into Pinterest By Taylor Spielmann post pictures of ideas it’s called pinning. Simmons says, “I would recommend for anyone to use Pinterest because it gives you great ideas and different activities to do.” Her favorite idea she has gotten is different food recipes, and like many people Simmons has the Pinterest app on her iPhone. Lanesville High School- Pinterest is a way to get creative ideas online. Pinterest is starting to become a very popular website to visit around the world for creative ideas. Pinterest is similar to earlier social networks and image bookmarking systems based on the same idea. It allows users to “Pin”, or save, images and categorize them on different boards. They can follow other users' boards if they have similar tastes. Popular categories are travel, cars, film, humor, home design, sports, fashion, and art. The Pinterest app for iPhone was last updated in May 2012, and an iPad app is currently available for purchase. Pinterest Mobile, launched in September 2011, is a version of the website for non-iPhone users. In December 2011, the site became one of the top 10 largest social network services, with 11 million total visits per week. When student Alexa Jones was asked, “How often do you use Pintrest?” she replied “I pretty much get on or use it every day!” Her favorite thing is all the pictures and ideas you can get. Like most people said Jones found out about Pinterest This is the Pinterest logo, also used as the app. This website was created in 2010. through friends, Facebook, and Twitter. Her favorite ideas she has gotten are hairstyles, outfit ideas, and nail designs. Lanesville student Frankie Simmons uses Pinterest every day after school. She actually has an account where you can post your own pictures, ideas and anything creative. When you Becca Riley says that she is addicted to Pinterest and gets on it every day if she has the chance. She found out about it from her sister Rachel, their favorite category to look at is fashion. When Riley was asked do you recommend Pinterest for other people, she responded by saying, “Heck yeah! Best thing ever!” With an account, Pinterest pulls a person’s favorite categories on his/her homepage when signed in. Pinterest has grown significantly from its original creation. PAGE 4 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 Local church hosts annual supper By Caryn Eisert Lanesville, Indiana— Do you want a good home cooked meal? Well here is your chance to get a great meal; on October 27, 2012. It will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The church will host their annual church supper, serving great food and also providing a craft bizarre. David Hussung, who is heading the supper for his second and final term, is excited for the supper again this year. He said, “I like the fact that we (St. John’s) [have] a diverse group of individuals from different age groups coming together for one purpose and working towards a goal.” St. John’s Church Supper is not just open to the St. John’s congregation, but also open to local churches and community members. Last year St. John’s Church Supper served about 800 people and they hope to increase those numbers this year. St. John’s has always hosted an annual supper as long as chairmen, David Hussung, can remember. He went on to say, “The supper used to be held the first Saturday of December; this date was also the annual IU verses UK basketball game. The meal was also served in the old fellowship hall (today the St. John’s Library), as of now the meal is served in St. John’s Lutheran School’s gymnasium.” Hussung also said, “If you come to the supper, come hungry!” The meal is served family style, where all side dishes are placed on the table. The menu for the supper is a choice of fried chicken or fried oysters, the side dishes include; green beans, mashed potatoes, homemade chicken and dumplings, cranberry sauce, and coleslaw. For dessert, St. John’s has a wide assortment of pies and cakes available. St. John’s hosts this supper annually and it is a good home cooked meal. The tradition has been going on for over 50 years and it still going strong. David Hussung was the first chairmen to not be a member of St. John’s Martha Society, also to not be a female. Adult tickets are $8, ages 6-10 cost $4, and children under 5 are free. Also take out is available for people who don’t want to sit and eat. Ladies of St. John’s Church roll oysters for the dinner. This is an annual event that happens every morning before the supper. V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S PAGE 5 Local historic sites bring spooks to patrons By Mercedes Isham Kentuckiana — Looking for some local haunted houses this Halloween? Kentuckiana has a multitude of locations that are legitimately believed to be haunted that are sure to make your heart race; one of which, is the Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, Kentucky. The Waverly Hills Sanatorium is an old tuberculosis (TB) hospital that was shut down in the early 1980s. Though its purpose shifted from treating patients with TB to caring for the elderly in 1961, this historic site is said to be haunted by ghosts of former TB patients. The reason people credit the hauntings at Waverly to these patients is because of the way in which many of them died. At Waverly Hills Sanatorium, one of the most notorious rooms is room 502. It is said that the ghost of a nurse who committed suicide there haunts the room to this very day. Photo courtesy of: www.thecabinet.com The methods used during the time period to treat TB patients residing at Waverly Hills were very experimental due to the fact that the medical field was far less advanced and the fact that TB was a very sudden widespread epidemic. In addition to the fact that the procedures health professionals used were not thoroughly tested before they were applied to patients, many of these treatments were exceptionally cruel. One popular treatment for TB in the late 1920s was thoracoplasty which consisted of opening up the chest and removing two to three ribs at a time so that the lung would have more room to expand and heal. Not only did this procedure fail at exceptionally high rates, but many people died during the surgery. So many people died at Waverly Hills Sanatorium on a daily basis that they even had a body chute to discard remains. This site is said to be one of the most haunted places on the grounds. Waverly Hills is open to the public year round for paranormal investigations, and they are conducting their annual Haunted House Friday & Saturday nights during the month of October. Tickets are $20.00 a person, and October 27 is the last chance to see the Scare-a-torium for yourself! Another spooky place a tad closer to home with equally compelling history, is the Culbertson Mansion. The Culbertson Mansion is a state historic site in New Albany, Indiana that is thought to be haunted. Multiple sources stated the site manager did not want the site to be thought of as a site for paranormal activity; which, the site manager confirmed on the phone by stating she was not at liberty to discuss such things. Visitors report dimmed lights, whispers, footsteps, and items disappearing at the Culbertson Mansion. Some staff and visitors have also reported seeing apparitions of grayhaired ghosts roaming the mansion’s halls. Whether you believe this location to be haunted or not, the site is sure to provide some spooky tales on their Ghostly Happenings tours and Haunted House they throw in the month of October. Believers of ghosts and nonbelievers alike enjoy the rich history of these places each year to immerse themselves in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve. Though most places offer manmade scares, these sites may offer a legitimate supernatural encounter. You decide. PAGE 6 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 Price races to semi-state ake, placing 10th with a time of 17:09. Lanesville’s boys’ varsity By Olivia Bays team placed 5th at sectionals with Lanesville Jr/Sr High School— a score of 135, one point higher Brandon Price, a senior cross country than the fourth place team Provirunner at Lanesville Junior/Senior dence who had a score of 134. high school, qualified for the semistate cross country competition on Price had one week to train beSaturday, October 13, 2012 at the tween regional competition and regional competition. Price ran a semi-state. To prepare, Price did 16:58 at regional, a personal record workouts that his coach, Evan for this season, which placed him in Bridges, gave him. These workouts 13th. This qualified him for the semi- were similar to the workouts given state race. At semi-state, Price placed during the regular season; the 63rd with a time of 17:03. Price was only difference is that he was the only one from his team to make it working out without his team. “I don’t enjoy workouts without my to the semi-state level. team because they are usually Price also did well at sectionals, plac- who I pace myself off of. Without ing 14th with a time of 17:14. Also do- them, it makes it harder to push ing well at sectionals was Travis Ka- myself,” Price stated. swered “the team” he calls them his second family. “I couldn’t do any of this without them,” Price credits his success on his coach “He inspires and pumps me up. He always gets me ready to run.” Price plans to continue his running career throughout college. The colleges that are looking to recruit Price include Franklin, Hanover, University of Southern Indiana, and Wabash. Price is still undecided as to which college he will be running for in the future. Aside from sectionals and regionals, the boys’ varsity cross country team had an uneventful season. They brought home no first place wins due to the fact that this was Price running at regionals. Price has been running cross country for seven years. Lanesville’s boy’s varsity team accepts their fifth place ribbons at sectionals. The boy’s varsity team has made it to regionals three out of the past four years. V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S PAGE 7 Students recognized in the month of September By Kirsten Henke Lanesville Jr/Sr High School— The faculty of Lanesville has chosen the following students for student of the month to recognize them for the great tasks they do. Here are some of the students that work exceptionally hard and do the very best they can in school. Grayson Boone, 7th grader, “Always nice to his classmates and comes to class prepared and ready to learn,” says Mr. Book. Ms. Davis says, “Grayson is always positive and willing to jump to any task.” respectful, kind and helpful to all her classmates,” says Mrs. Schalk. Ms. Yost said, “Olivia Lavey is very prepared for class, pays attention, and learns the material.” Conner Smith, 9th grader, “asks great questions, pays attention in class, and is kind to everyone,” says Ms. Taylor. Mrs. Yost says, “He asks questions, he completes assignments on time, and has a good attitude.” Nikki Yates, a 10th grader, “puts everything into her work. Her memoir was exceptionally written and developed,” said Mrs. Schalk. Mr. Book says, “Nikki always has a smile on her face.” Olivia Lavey, an 8th grader, “is dedicated to her school work, Noah Frazier, 11th grader, is “a good worker, dedicated, and an upbeat student,” says Ms. Taylor. Ms. Davis said, “Noah is always engaging and thinking. Those are traits I truly appreciate.” Caryn Eisert, a 12th grader, “is a hardworking student and a great role model for younger students,” says Mrs. Schalk. Ms. Taylor said, “Caryn is a very caring, kind student. She is very helpful and considerate.” Purple Pride Press congratulates these students for their great achievements. PAGE 8 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 Cooking up new recipes for this Halloween By Sherrie Hubler Lanesville, Indiana- This fall for Halloween there are all new recipes and treats to make for friends. One of the most popular treats that comes out around Halloween is Caramel Apple Suckers. They are a huge hit and a lot of people love them. A new recipe for cupcakes this fall is "Broken Glass" cupcakes. The recipe for the cupcakes is 4 1/2 cups of cake flour (not selfrising) 2 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Salt 1 1/2 cups whole milk 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar 7 large egg whites, room temperature. Preheat the oven to 350; cook the cupcakes 18 to 20 minutes. Another good recipe that many people like is caramel apples. This is a really simple treat to make for Halloween. All that has to be done is get the favorite kind of apples and melt caramel and roll the apples in the caramel and add different toppings. After these steps let them dry. Once they are dry, then they are ready to serve and enjoy. Owls have been a big deal this year, they have been put on everything from shirts to suckers. Owl Treat Ingredients: 1. Graham Crackers 2. Mini Marshmallows 3. Chocolate chips & Candy corn You prepare these treats by taking however many graham crackers you wish to have and placing marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl. Once in the bowl, you put the marshmallows in the microwave for 6 to 7 seconds. Do one marshmallow at a time. Once this is completed that, take a marshmallow and set it on top of the graham cracker. This is when the Chocolate chips and Candy corn come in; take two chocolate chips for the eyes and a candy corn for the nose. banana all over with it. Then for finishing touches add the chocolate chips for eyes. White Chocolate Ghosts: For these, line a baking sheet with wax paper and set it aside. Then chop desired amount of white chocolate (about 2 ounces). Place in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high about 1 minute or just until melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds. Then Place melted chocolate in a small resalable plastic bag; seal bag. Use scissors to snip a very small piece off one corner of the White Chocolate Ghost’s on lollipops, makes it easier for Trick-or-Treaters to eat. This was published on FoodNetwork.com with other ideas for Halloween treats. Graham cracker owls are great for kids. They are also easy to make. Banana Ghosts Ingredients: For this recipe all that is needed is three simple things, Bananas, Vanilla Icing and Chocolate Chips. Make these treats by cutting the banana in half. After this take the icing and cover the bag. Take the small ghost shapes on prepared baking sheet. Add two miniature semisweet chocolate pieces to each ghost for eyes. Allow to stand until white chocolate sets. Peel off waxed paper. Then they are ready to serve and eat. Try all these recipes and more for this Halloween season. V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S PAGE 9 Scare on into Halloween movies een movies is called 13 Nights of Halloween. By Makkena Witt Haley Lanesville Jr/Sr High School-What are your favorite Halloween movies? Whether they are scary or even just the kiddy Halloween movies they are all enjoyable during the month of October when Halloween occurs. What are some Halloween movies teens and others favor to watch during October? From children to the older folks some of their favorite Halloween movies are Nightmare on Elm Street, The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and even Children of the Corn. Several people were asked, what their favorite scary movie is and one teen, Evan Peele, answered with, “My favorite scary movie to watch during Halloween is My Bloody Valentine.” That same question was asked to Blake Collins, she responded by stating “My favorite scary movie is Insidious.” Those same people were asked other questions one such as, what is your favorite non scary Halloween movie. Replies to that question involve Beetle Juice and Nightmare before Christmas. Some other scary and non scary Halloween movies are Halloween, Halloween 2, Friday the 13th, Halloween Town, The Grudge, and Jeepers Creepers. In addition there are many great Halloween movies to choose from to be your favorite Halloween movie. Watch on TV and in the theaters for new scary and non scary movies near you. They could become your favorite of all time. Here is a picture of the new movie Hotel Transylvania. This movie came out on September 27, 2012. Although there are many older scary movies that came out years ago, many directors are still coming out with great Halloween movies, even if they are the kiddy Halloween movies. Some of those great Halloween movies that have come out this 2012 Halloween season are Hotel Transylvania, and Franken weenie. Along with the movies that come out in the theater there are TV channels that show famous Halloween movies all October long. One channel that does is ABC Family. The TV special for Hallow- The movie poster for Frankenweenie hangs outside Corydon Cinemas. Frankenweenie was released September 20, 2012. PAGE 10 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 Lady Eagles are prepared to soar By Brandon Price Lanesville, Indiana- The Lanesville girls’ basketball team is starting out this season the same way they did 2 years ago, with a new head coach. The new head coach Kevin Smith was hired on June 17, 2012.He was hired after an interview process; Smith had to go through the Lanesville school board to be approved. going to need to be major improvement to the team this year. The defense is one of the major weaknesses from last year. Coach Smith said, “The biggest improvement the team has to do is defense; they gave up almost 56 points per game last year.” This is one of the highest in the state according to Coach Smith. He also said, “That shot selection need to be improved; the team needs to learn what a good shot is.” Upcoming seniors Emma Bays and Brooklyn Keinsley say, “We are very excited about having a new head coach, and he will be teaching us more things this year than last year.” “The starting of a new coaching job is tough” said Coach Smith. He said, “The hardest part is the short time to prepare before the season starts.” “The bonding time for the team and the coach is not as good as he would hope.” he said ,“the team and I will be getting to know each other as we go in the season.” The Lanesville girls are looking to improve on last season’s record of 4-16. Coach Smith said, “That there are more questions than answers right now” when asked how the season will go. He went on to say, “but with most of the team back, I look for an improvement over last year.” With conference in the question, Coach Smith said, “The conference is one of the toughest he seen, all the teams are very close and that every game counts.” The goals set for this season are big, Conference, Sectionals, and growing as a team. Coach Smith said, “I’m not setting major goals for my seniors, but one goal is to compete in every game.” He went on to say, “That may mean we have to work hard in all the factors included into the game, but if we do that we will be competitive.” There is The Southern Athletic Conference was tough last year, with Lanesville going 1-4 and finishing 4th out of 5 teams. Borden won the conference with a perfect 5-0. The team is hoping to improve on the record this year with the entire team back from last year’s team, besides Kayla Smith. Coach Smith said, “New Washington and South Central are going to be the toughest in the conference with most of their teams coming back from last year. He then went on to say, “If we improve on what I want to improve on then we can compete with any team in the conference.” Sectionals are another big question for the Lady Eagles this year. The sectionals have almost the same teams as in the conference, the switch of Henryville for Rock Creek, and with the addition of Christian Academy. These teams are all competitive and can compete to win. Lanesville, Borden, New Washington, and South Central are top ranked teams. The Lady Eagles have never won a sectional title and hope to make this year the first one in school history for them. Caryn Eisert shooting free throws in practice. Eisert has played basketball since the 4th grade. V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S PAGE 11 How old is too old to Trick-or-Treat? By Madi White United States - Most parents would say that you should stop Trick-or-Treating at around twelve or thirteen because kids are teenagers at that point. When asking the students of Lanesville Jr/Sr High School the question “How old is too old to trick-or-treat,” they responded with a different very different age limit. The answers varied between one hundred and seven to nine. Clearly some of these responses are not possible but show their sprit to trick or treat. parents for one hour. I’m not sixteen so me and my parents are going and I’m a pirate,” this quote was anonymous. Mrs. Baker said “I think you should be able to trick or treat as long as you want to … no age limit!” most students agree with Mrs. Baker. In my opinion people should stop trick or treating around age eleven or twelve because you are a teenager Halloween is for younger kids to get candy and dress up once a year. If you want to dress up then you can go to a Anna Ingle, Emma Bays, and Ian Bridges demonstrate their true Halloween spirit by dressing up each year. Last year, Anna dressed up as a frog; Emma dressed up as a lady bug; and Ian was an Amish man. similarly to handing There were two other popular responses like out candy at your Survey Results “NEVER” or “when I house you could 18 17 die”, but some people drive your car and took it more seriously 10 do Trunk-orand responded with 5 4 treating. At Trunk3 2 thirteen through four1 or-treating you teen and eleven could dress up yourthrough twelve. It was a surprise to see how self and decorate many people still trick your car as well. The or treated, it also cars could have cool shocked me that so themes like Dorothy many people said to stop at In a survey consisting of sixty students these were the responses and the yellow brick road that were submitted. Most students commented around the age thirteen or fourteen. same age group. or haunted houses to When asking what ages in scare people. If you want Halloween costume party with the survey people also reto get candy take yourself to your friends or help a younger sponded with reasons why they Wal-Mart and buy a pack of carachose that age group. One of the sibling but not get candy from mel apple suckers and snickers, response I got was “Sixteen is the people. You could also dress when you should stop trick or but they might not have caramel up and hand out candy at your treating with your parents. I apple suckers they sell fast. own house so that you could think this is because you’re old have candy and dress up as well, enough to break away from your PAGE 12 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 Haunted houses have crept up again this year By Blake Collins Lanesville Jr/Sr High SchoolHalloween, itself, is a fun time of the year for many people. It’s a time for candy, costumes, and Halloween parties. One of the main highlights of Halloween is the haunted houses and corn mazes. Haunted houses, along with corn mazes, never get old or boring; and no matter the age it is always fun. There are a couple really good haunted houses around our area that are definitely worth your time and your money. Industrial Nightmare is a great haunted house located in Jeffersonville, Indiana. It has some of the best special effects, sounds, and costumes. This haunted house has almost perfect ratings by every person that has written a review. Industrial Nightmare is definitely worth your time and money. You can also experience one of the three other haunted houses all in one location! The Industrial Nightmare Terrorplex has four haunted houses all under one roof! Janet Bogard says, “I thought this was so scary. The props are 110% great we loved it. I went with my son along with his wife and kids. The kids were freaked out, but wanted to go again after it was over. It is well worth the money. We went to all four and it was awesome, you will not be disappointed, very scary!” The dates Industrial Nightmare is open Friday and Saturday, September 21st October 6th, and Thursday through Sundays October 11th through October 28th, and also on October 31st. Field of Screams is one of the top rated corn mazes in Indiana and Kentucky. Field of Screams has been going on since 1992. Devil’s Attic is another awesome haunted house located in Louisville, Kentucky. This haunted house started in 2010. The Devils Attic haunted house is a collection of the true elements that make up many classic horror films. This haunted house is very detailed and interactive. It is said that within the realms of The Devils Attic you will encounter many of your childhood de- mons as well as a slight horrific twist on some of the classic monsters of Hallows Eve. The admission for this haunted house is $17. This haunted house is said to be one of the scariest around. The real question is, can you withstand the horrifying journey? Another great place to visit is actually a haunted maze, like the Field Of Screams. This is one of the top rated places in Indiana and Kentucky also. This is an intense walk through a 6– acre cornfield. Each turn is suspenseful and keeps you on edge. These two amazing haunted houses are definitely worth the drive and money. Also, both are great for adults and children. They are both close in distance and if you think about it Industrial Nightmare Terrorplex has a total of four haunted houses in one. I have been to Industrial nightmare and it was not a disappointment by any means. It would be a great experience for kids and adults. V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S PAGE 13 New lockers fill the halls By Alexis Elder Lanesville Jr /Sr High SchoolThis year, Lanesville’s Board of Directors made a decision to replace the lockers that were older than most students’ parents. My mother has been out of school for 27 years and the lockers, the Board of Directors replaced, were here when she attended Lanesville Jr. /Sr. High School during her 7th grade year. When a survey was conducted to see how the students liked the new lockers, there was a variety of answers. One 7th grader, Kaeli Yates, commented “I sort of like the new lockers. They are a big change.” Yates also reported that she had to have someone help her get her locker open the first time. Many other students had the same response. Jordan Wernert, a current 8th grade student, was asked what he thought about the new lockers and he replied “I do not like the new lockers. They are hard to get open and it is also making me late to class.” In addition, Wernert was asked if he liked how wide the new lockers were; he generously replied, “I love how wide the new lockers are and especially where the shelf is now. I can fit all my books in there perfectly and they are easy to get out.” Lanna Shafer, also a current 8th grade student, said “Yes I do like them. I like their shape, how they look, the fact that when you shut them it’s not loud, and that I don’t have to put a lock on it. Also one bad thing about the locker is that I cannot remember my new locker combination. I have to keep a little paper with me that has my combination on it.” been put to better use.” The lockers are going to be a thing to get used to but many Lanesville students are ready to embrace the changes and go with the flow. They are happy that they have new lockers and that these lockers do not smell bad! Many kids say that they like the lockers because now they can fit their books in them. Some of the seniors wish the lockers would have been replaced a long time ago. Now people do not have to see obscene artwork and cuss words on their lockers. When Isaac Baumgartle, 10th grader, was asked if he liked how wide the new lockers were he said, “No! I have way to much room.” Others say that it is still not enough room. Other people, like Senior Corey Barr, say that it is still not enough room because backpacks do not fit properly. The lockers are a great change to the school. We can only imagine how much they cost. Some people say that the bigger the lockers the better. When Corey Barr, senior, was asked if he likes the new lockers, his response was, “We didn’t need them. The money could have Andrew Highbaugh changes out his books in his new locker during passing period. The new lockers allow enough space at the top to hold textbooks. PAGE 14 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 Dogs bark for Halloween costumes By Emily Davis Lanesville Jr/Sr High School Dressing up dogs is a bit unusual to some people, whether it is a coat and boots for winter or a little sweater for fall, some people find dressing dogs to be an odd practice. Is it acceptable to dress your dogs for holidays, like say, Halloween? They want costumes too! I do not find anything wrong with it. When I asked a few people at our school most of them said, “It is cute and if people want to then its fine, but it is also a waste of money and I wouldn’t dress my dog.” Some say they do dress their dog and it is adorable! There are many different types of cool designs for dog Halloween costumes such as, where the dog dresses as a horse with a jockey strapped to their back, or where there are arms attached to make it look like the dog is standing up. Some dog costumes are fairly expensive. Especially considering the possibility that your dog may not like wearing the costume or might take it off with its paws. When I searched the internet to see how much they would cost, they range from 1330 dollars. Carlos, a beagle, is dressed as a hotdog for Halloween. A hotdog is a popular costume for dogs. I personally do dress my dog, he has been a bumble bee and hot dog. Of course I do not walk my dog around trick or treating, that is the extreme to me. If you want to dress up your dog at your house on Halloween, I don’t think it’s a big deal. But if you walk them around with you while trick-or-treating I find that ridiculous. So even if you don't dress your dog for Halloween, most can agree they look adorable just the way they are. Cali, a puggle, is dressed as a pumpkin for Halloween. Dressing dogs has become increasingly popular to celebrate the holiday. V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S PAGE 15 Deere Farms is back and better By: Hannah Walther Lanesville Jr/Sr High SchoolWhat is Deere Farms? Deere Farms is where you can have fun with your friends and family in the fall. Deere Farms open September 22 until November 4th. The admission is eight dollars for an adult and five dollars for a child age’s three to twelve. It’s on St. Johns Church Rd in Lanesville on the right hand side. Deere Farms has many new attractions this year. They have an animal farm that has chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, sheep, baby lamb, cow and calf, pigs, alpacas, goats, mini-goats, mini-donkeys, and mini-horses. Deere Farms have pig races hourly on Saturdays and Sundays. In the pig races they have the children chase the pig in a circle to make them run. Deere Farms have a Giant Tire Mountain that they created themselves. Some of the people that helped create the Giant Tire Mountain were Caleb Clifton, Zach Baird, Brandon Massey, Austin Yates, Dillon Walther and many more. The The entrance of Deere Farms welcomes visitors with two giant ears of corn. Deere Farms opened in 2007. Giant Tire Mountains is a good way for children to have fun. They have many games children can play while they are at Deere Farms. They can play the corn cannon were you have to shoot an ear of corn at a target. Deere Farms has a Giant Pumpkin Bounce House and a Barrel Train Rides for kids. They have a playground with swings, a 40 foot tube slide, little kids straw bale maze, corn box, and corn hole. At Deere Farms they have a gift shop of fall decorations like Indian corn bundles, corn shocks, straw bales, gourds, and special pumpkins. They have John Deere Tractor and farm equipment on display. Deere Farms they has 3 corn mazes for kids and families. The 3 corn mazes cover 12 acres. They also have a pumpkin path that covers 20 acres and you can go pick your own pumpkin out of the pumpkin patch. At Deere Farms you can take a hayride across their 165 acre farm and through the woods. It’s about 30 minutes long. The hayrides cost 3 dollars per person. Daniel Allen and Jim Baumgart are two of the tractor drivers. On November 3 a new event is going on. The first annual pumpkin smashing festival at 1pm. You can bring you own pumpkins to Deere Farms after Halloween or you can buy one of their left over pumpkins for cheap prices. You will then drop the pumpkins from a fifty foot high platform and watch them plunge into mushy and goo. Tire Mountain is a play area for children to climb. Tire Mountain is a new addition to Deere Farms. Deere Farms has been going on for 5 years now and created by Jim Baumgart. Deere Farms has been very successful so far. There are lots of different activities for children. At Deere Farms every year there are about 80 thousand people that come. PAGE 16 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 Volleyball’s fight falls short By Joe Ferree Lanesville 25-14. Lanesville, Indiana- The Lanesville Jr/Sr High School girls’ varsity volleyball team played in sectionals October 18, 2012 versus the Borden Braves, at Christian Academy High School. The girls were very confident about their sectional chances this year. This was because they went undefeated in conference. Lanesville then went on to play Christian Academy on October 20, 2012. The Lady Eagles fought hard against the Warriors, but ended up falling in 4 games. The first and second games went to Christian Academy with the scores of 25-18 and 25-17, and Seniors Amanda Pavey, Brooklynn Keinsley, and Emma Bays say that they are all nervous, because this could be the last game of their season. They also say they are going to work hard in their practices so that they can be very prepared to play and win. Coach Brittany Gayhart said, “I was happy with our season because we won conference and we had fewer than 10 losses.” Coach Gayhart was worried that because the games had been so close during the season, they would also be close in sectionals. The Eagles ended up beating the Borden Braves on October 18, 2012 in 4 games. The first game was 25-14 Lanesville, the second game was 25-13 Lanesville, the third game was 22-25 Borden, and the fourth game going to The Eagles had a very good season going undefeated in conference and having a record of 17-9 in the regular season. The seniors were disappointed with their loss since they will not get to play anymore volleyball games in high school. Coach Gayhart says, “I wish I could be out there doing something about it, instead of standing on the side just watching and coaching.” Lanesville’s sectional championship win was in 2005. The champions this year, Christian Academy, have won 3 sectional championships. They were in 2001, 2003, and 2004. Junior Robyn Schoen makes a hit during the first round of the Sectional tournament against Bordon. The Lady Eagles beat Bordon and advanced in the tournament. Photo courtesy of News and Tribune then the Lady Eagles won the third game 25-20, but lost the fourth game 25-19. The Eagles are ready to play next year with their 4 upcoming seniors, Chelsea Roy, Jessica Deweese, Hannah Conder, and Robyn Schoen. The team has already begun setting high goals for next year’s season. They are prepared to work hard and keep earning wins for the Lady Eagles in the 2013 season. V O LU M E 2 , I S S U E 3 P U R P LE P R I D E P R E S S PAGE 17 Editorial: Cover up this Halloween By Meredith Wells Lanesville, Indiana—As Halloween and its costumes get closer, it becomes necessary to comment on costume choices. I personally think that some people show way too much skin with the costumes that they decide to wear. You can dress up for Halloween, but you don’t have to look trashy with your costume choice. “In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress [provocatively] and no other girls can say anything about it.” This quote, from the movie Mean Girls, says a lot about the way people dress on Halloween. I know from experience that trying to find a decent costume can be hard. Most Halloween stores have rows upon rows of provocative costumes. It may take time to come up with one that does not show too much skin, but I promise, that it is possible. Wearing lingerie as a costume is honestly not a costume at all. In my opinion, a Halloween costume is to be scary. It also can be an opportunity for little kids to dress up as their favorite characters. It blows my mind when I see costumes of Disney characters that have been turned from elegant princesses for little girls into risqué costumes for older girls. Even if you do plan on trick-or-treating and/or dressing up, you need to be covered up. It is the end of October, and it will most likely be cold. Short skirts and clothes that don’t exactly fit the way that they should, won’t be comfortable to wear in that kind of weather. Bottom line, it will be cold. Think about when your parents would have you take a coat and a pair of sweatpants with you while trick-or-treating. Although that was to keep you warm, some people should still wear a coat and sweatpants to keep covered. Instead of dressing provocatively, there are tons of different ideas that are appropriate and are still very creative. A strong alternative is to dress up with a group of friends as certain characters. Madi White, ninth grade, says that another good alternative would be “...to not dress up at all and stay in and have a movie night with your friends.” I also hate seeing little kids going trick-or-treating with older siblings, or sibling’s friends that are dressed inappropriately. That is setting the wrong example. Young kids look up to older kids, especially in a small community like ours. If you are dressed and setting the wrong example they might think that that it is a cool thing to do and want to dress that way also. If you decide to trick-or-treat with a younger child, you should be dressed appropriately. I think that if you plan on going out on Halloween and dressingup, you can do it tastefully and still look good in your costume.
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