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Booster Volume 89, Issue 1 Scottsburg High School 9.11.15 The Clock conundrum causes confusion will have to cover. “If we had an unlimited budget, the clocks and This school year, the communications would be 25th and 26th time zones restored. Unfortunately, have appeared - the Time we have higher priorities to Zones of SHS. In the past spend our money on,” said few years, the clock times Manns. have been off from the “real Because the clocks are world” time, but the probfast, it makes students late lems were usually shortrather than early. In the Time according the the World Clock. ly fixed. Now, the HSTW morning, it is especially a clocks fluctuate between problem. Though the “real two and four minutes fast world” time says 8:04, the and the New Tech clocks two SHS time zones say are consistently about two otherwise. minutes fast. “It is confusing when “The two buildings’ you walk between buildings clocks are supposed to be because the two buildings tied together, but they araren’t on the same time, en’t always. Now it would which isn’t even the real be extremely costly to redo time. It’s especially annoyThe time displayed at HSTW fluctuates between two and four it,” said SHS Principal Mr. ing in the mornings too, beminutes fast. Ric Manns. cause you are considered The secretaries can relate when you really aren’t,” set the clock system, but it said Emma Waskom (11). usually results in the time In these situations, most being farther off than beteachers are lenient and fore. Though Manns said understanding. There is the bells should be on “real also a Lexington bus that is world” time, they ring with late at least 75 percent of the school clock time. If the the time by a minute or two. clocks get farther off, as “We waive the students has happened in the past, on the Lexington bus beThe time displayed at New Tech is two minutes fast. students will be dismissed cause there is construction by the intercom. in that area and they can’t The clock company, control the traffic. There ESCO Communications, has come istration’s priority list. Just last year, may be more verbal warnings but to SHS in past years to make small the budget was stretched to cover a there hasn’t been a spike in tardies repairs and adjustments, but the ser- roof leak, fix the air conditioning, close this year. I hope teachers are undervices are costly. The system is old, the breezeway, replace the floor and standing of the issue and students do curtain of the stage in McClain Hall not take advantage of it,” said Manns. but extremely expensive to replace. Manns pointed out the budget can and begin remodeling the restrooms. Though this is the current clock sitonly cover certain projects and the There are also multiple higher-priority uation, it is always subject to change clocks are not at the top of the admin- projects in the future that the budget in the future. Lindsey Boswell Co-Editor-in-Chief { } Foreign Faces Found on Features page 6 Stone against stereotypes Found on Sports page 10 New teachers Found on Features page 6 Increased enrollment leads to financial improvement } { Budget division Kaleb Mount Photo Editor Scott County School District 2’s finances are on an upswing according to Treasurer Melinda Sparkman. She accredited the improvement to increased efforts to drive up enrollment, citing the “Choose Scott 2” program, the addition of the football program and a greater range of transportation. “Years back you had to go to school where you lived, but today that has changed,” said Sparkman. “Now you can go wherever you want and any school would love to have you. We get about $6,000 per kid enrolled in our district. Kids are the biggest driver of our money.” According to Sparkman, this money comes in the form of grants from the state and goes straight into the “General Fund.” Eighty-five percent of the general fund is used to pay teacher’s salaries, but it also goes toward utilities and any purchased services. Each school in the district is given a piece of the general fund to buy supplies, support co-curriculars and fund other projects and activities. Sparkman said that offering flexible transportation has helped grow the general fund. “We send a bus to Austin and pick up 25-28 kids per day,” said Sparkman. Continued on page 2 Account General fund Capital projects ECA fund Purpose salaries, utilities, co-curriculars, supplies, other projects and events (ex. graduation) building improvements (ex. bathrooms and tennis courts) sports and other extra curriculars Origin grants from the state Department monies 52% Co-curriculars 8% property taxes ticket sales and other fundraisers Supplies 22% Graduation 12% Other 6%


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2 News 9.11.15 Bicentenial torch relay } { Emilee Davidson Co-Sports Editor Photo by: Lindsey Boswell The sinks in bathrooms that have not been updated (left) are outdated and often do not work. The new sinks (top right) and new mirrors (bottom right) in updated bathrooms are much nicer and more reliable. School makes bathroom improvements } { ways,” said Head Custodian Mrs. Polly Higgins. The maintenance crew at SHS is The bathrooms in the main buildworking hard to get everything up to ing of Scottsburg High School had date. Since the bathrooms are being not been renovated since the building renovated by the school and not by an was constructed outside contractor the in 1970, but that budget is not set due changed in the to the maintenance “I think its great that we are redoing the bathspring of 2015. staff going to local rooms. The bathrooms at New Tech were so “At the end of businesses and getmuch better than the ones at High Schools last year we decidting better prices. The ed that all of the rest of the bathrooms That Work it was ridiculous,” bathrooms were in at Scottsburg High - Kyle Allman (11). need of an update,” School should be modsaid SHS Principal ernized before the end Mr. Ric Manns. restrooms in the back hallway by Mrs. of the school year. Up until 2015 the custodial staff Bramlette’s room because when the “I think it’s great that we are redohad only made minor repairs to the school hosts an event those are the ing the bathrooms. The bathrooms at High Schools That Work bathrooms. restrooms that are open to the public. New Tech were so much better than The only updates were the switch After that we will then redo the bath- the ones at High Schools That Work it from paper towel dispensers to hand rooms in the junior and senior hall- was ridiculous,” said Kyle Allman (11). Emily Howser Co-Sports Editor { dryers, new ceiling tiles and new light bulbs. The first bathrooms to be completely renovated were the bathrooms in the lobby of McClain Hall just before graduation on June 7 of this year. “We have started renovating the } Budget grows Continued from page 1 The “ChooseScott2” program was cited by both Sparkman and Superintentent Dr. Marc Slaton as a driver for growth. It was started by the marketing committee and is funded by a small pool of money for promotions. “Our marketing efforts have been beneficial to the district. I feel that we have had other students come to this district because of the possibilities and opportunities that we offer students,” said Slaton. Principal Ric Manns also commented on the state of enrollment. “If you base your enrollment on the number of seniors that left and the number of eighth graders that were supposed to come from the middle school then we would have 784 at the high school. We’re actually at 820, which means that we have several that came from other places,” said Manns. He accredited this growth to various programs offered by SHS, including football, engineering and dual credits, band and the manufacturing classes at Mid-America Science Park. He predicted that the addition of the greenhouse should attract agriculture students from other districts. Overall, Manns said this increase has had a positive effect on the budget. “I feel like that the budget the school is in a better situation than it’s been in a while. We still have some problems, but at least we’re aware of them and we’re working to fix them,” said Manns. In 2016, Indiana will celebrate 200 years of statehood, known as the Bicentennial. And to honor this milestone in history, the state is planning to release a commemorative medal that will reflect the past 200 years of Indiana’s history as a state. One of the biggest events associated with the bicentennial celebration is the Torch Relay. “This event is meant to signify the unity of the Hoosiers all across the state,” said Brandon Polley, marketing director of the Scott County Visitors’ Commission. “The relay was actually created to highlight people in Indiana that have worked very hard in volunteer work.” During this event, the torch will be transported through the state mainly by people by being passed from person to person. Besides people transporting the flame, other modes of transportation will include watercraft, a horse and wagon, a racecar, and other things that are symbolic of Indiana’s history. Indiana’s version of the Olympic Torch Relay will pass through all 92 counties in the state over five weeks. It will start in Corydon and end in Indianapolis. To be a torchbearer, a person has to meet specific criteria in order to receive the honor. “Of course, the person has to be outstanding in their community,” said Polley. “Other things include being a current or former resident of the county that they’re being nominated in, and obviously they’re put through a criminal background check, among other things. The only thing that really doesn’t matter is age. A person can be of any age to be a torchbearer, but another set of rules applies for children under 14.” Meningitis vaccine mandatory Roadhouse USA Restaurant { Kacie Calhoun Staff Writer } It has been brought to the attention of school administrators that there are students who have yet to get their meningitis shot. Heather Crites, the nurse at SHS, has informed students (mostly seniors) that they need this shot. Most of the seniors did not know the important information about vaccinations they needed. Since Sept. 2, 2015 numbers have dropped from 115 seniors to 106 seniors that still need the vaccine. Seniors needed this vaccine by the 21st day of school which was Sept. 1 or they were not allowed to attend school. “Get your shot now,” Crites said. Seniors are the only grade required to get this vaccine. The state decided to make it easier on college school officials by making it mandatory for incoming freshman. “The state wants seniors to have it before they go to college,” Crites states. Most of the time, college students don’t keep up with regular doctor visits and vaccines when they’re on their own. While attending college, students increase their chance as well as others’ chance of getting meningitis. Once meningitis has been contracted it is very contagious. Most people who have developed meningitis have started out with a viral infection. However people can also have meningitis by bacterial or fungal infections. The longer people wait to get medical help the worse that symptoms and long term complications will be. For those that don’t know what meningitis is, it is when membranes around the spinal cord and brain that have been inflamed. The swelling that meningitis causes is triggered causing the symptoms to be more noticeable. Some symptoms are headache, fever, stiff neck, hearing loss, memory difficulty, learning disabilities, brain damage, gait problems, seizures, kidney failure, shock and death. There are also complications that can be endured causing the loss of limbs. According to Mayo Clinic, “meningitis can get better on its own in a couple of weeks — or it can be a life-threatening emergency requiring urgent antibiotic treatment.” I65 & HWY 56 Scottsburg, IN (812) 752-9272 Open 11 am - 11 pm 6 Days a Week Closed Mondays Steaks - Ribs - Seafood Chicken - Pasta Sandwiches - Soups Salads Fine Food and Spirits Full Service T.V.


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9.11.15 News 3 Need To Knows • Most colleges have a priority date of Nov. 1. • Priority dates allow early acceptance results. • Early applications secure a spot at the desired school and insure more scholarships monies. • Applications should have been started by now. • Counselors must be contacted for transcripts and scores. • College GO! Week is from Sept. 22-26. This week waives select Indiana college application fees. FFA needs more green { Levi Elliott Business Manager } A greenhouse isn’t actually green, but it takes a lot of green to build one. Since last October, FFA Advisor and Ag teacher Caroline VanGosen, along with Mr. Ken McMichael and FFA members have been tirelessly campaigning to raise enough money to build the greenhouse. The plan is to have the building up by Thanksgiving break. “As of now it is being built, hopefully, by Thanksgiving. We are $11,000 away from having enough money for both the greenhouse and the headhouse to be completed,” said VanGosen. The project still requires the $11,000 because of the cost to pour concrete ended up being more than originally planned. The classes need the headhouse in addition to the greenhouse because of the equipment and supplies. While the greenhouse is where the plants will be grown and taken care of, there are a lot of potting supplies and some equipment that will be needed to take care of the plants. The headhouse is needed to store all the supplies. Out of all this cost, $30,000 was put up by the school. The other $70,000 was raised by members of the commu- nity, which VanGosen repeatedly said she was thankful for. “They (the community) have done so much for this,” she said. The plan is to grow spring flowers and vegetables, and then in the fall the classes can grow mums. Anything grown can be sold to the community or kept by the students. The classes using the greenhouse can also grow lettuce to be used in the cafeteria. This way, the greenhouse might better support itself. Any money made from greenhouse sales would go directly into an account for just the greenhouse to use. While the funding and finalizing is waiting to be approved by the school Board at their next meeting, the job is suspected to go to the Atlas Concrete Company in Georgia. They have entered the lowest bid for the job but should still complete the project on time and therefore will make the best budget-sensitive option for the project. “I am very excited that the greenhouse is being built,” said FFA President Emily Pfaffenbach (12). “We’ve worked hard in previous years to get this project going and it’s great to see it happen. The support from the community and school has been great and has made the whole process a lot smoother.” Early bird gets accepted } { Tori Rone Co-Editor-in-Chief The first month of school is usually completed with only slight worries. However, for high school seniors many things must be done before Nov. 1. This date marks the end of early application admission for numerous colleges nationwide. When completed on time, early admission provides early acceptance results. According to guidance counselor Mr. Brian Schmidt, there are plenty of other benefits as well. “A late application may not be allowed in (to a college) because slots have already been taken by the early applications. The same thing goes with scholarships. The earlier you apply, the better off you are,” said Schmidt. Chloe Hargrove (12) is aware of the advantages of early applications. “I’m already done (applying). I want- ed to get it out of the way so I’ll know sooner rather than later if I get in,” said Hargrove. Applying for college is a multi-step process that involves time. All colleges require a school transcript which can only be acquired from the guidance counselors. Certain applications require an essay. Essay topics can range from personal interests and accomplishments to things that have been overcome. Senior Jacky Valencia is aware of this time consuming process. “The application itself wasn’t the hardest, it was definitely the essay. It took me a whole weekend to figure out what I was going to say,” said Valencia. Another date to save is September 22 - 26. This is known as “College GO! Week”. During this week application fees are waived for select colleges in Indiana. Work ethic like a Warrior } { Katie Hunger Staff Writer Juniors and seniors are now able to qualify for the Warrior Work Ethic Certificate if they prove competent in the nine areas judged. Five of the areas, including work ethic, teamwork, respectfulness, initiative and organization, require the signatures of three teachers. Applicants are also expected to keep their GPA above a 2.0, have a minimum of six volunteer service hours, an attendance rate of 98 percent or higher and one or fewer disciplinary issues. Around 100 students have filled out the commitment form for the Warrior Work Ethic program. Forms are still available in the office and a presentation over the program is planned for Sep. 22 during advisory. It is best commit to the program now. Assistant Principal Keri Hammons said, “Businesses want to see a long term commitment to the program.” Hammons recommends the program to all who qualify due to the doors it can open. Over 100 area businesses have agreed to at least grant an inter- 898 N. Gardner St, Scottsburg, IN 47170 812. 752. 3690 Elliott Auto view to students who have this on their resumé in upcoming years. Some are even offering a five to 10 percent pay increase for having the certificate. Taylor Means (12) sees the benefit participating could have. “I feel like after I receive the certificate many surrounding business will know all of the hard work I have put in high school and it will help me receive a great job,” said Means. Students who are considering attending trade school may be able to shave six months off their training because of the program. For students who plan to attend college, the certification looks good on college scholarship and internship applications. “This certificate is going to show any future companies that I work for that I do have a good work ethic, attendance and leadership qualities that will positively affect their company,” said Emily Pfaffenbach (12) who plans to attend Purdue University and major in agriculture. The certification is valuable for everyone “All students should sign up for the program,” said Hammons. At the club fair, Jordan Shuler (12) and Alex May (11) discuss the new club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, with Sarah Edwards (11). Photo by: Tor i Rone Athletes assemble for Christ { Katie Hunger Staff Writer } $2.00 off oil change with SCSD2 student or staff ID Students are trying to restart Fellowship of Christian Athletes - a national faith based club for student athletes - at Scottsburg High School this school year. Jordan Shuler (12) is the leader of the group and Mr. Jason Bagwell has agreed to be the sponsor. Because the club is geared towards athletes, Shuler plans to hold meetings in the mornings and during advisory. Student leaders are waiting on confirmation of their acceptance but have already received approval from Principal Ric Manns. “I had an idea to start this up over the summer, so I started talking to people and found out that we used to have one a long time ago,” said Shuler. Alex May (11) and Paige Barrett (11) have been helping Shuler with FCA. “FCA is based upon building your faith,” said May. “There are booklets and devotions available. The club is meant to push Christian athletes and strengthen their relationship with each other and God.” Sunshine and Hi-Y are two other faith based organizations at SHS. Sunshine and Hi-Y meet together as Sunshine is for girls and Hi-Y is the male counterpart. The clubs just recently started a Friday morning bible study. They also go on monthly church visits and are involved in community service projects, like fundraising for Riley Children’s hospital, year round. “We are both Christian based and do service, but our studies will probably have a different tone and message,” said Shuler. Barrett said, “I just hope to grow stronger in my faith and share that with my friends and teammates. I think it’ll be good for us and good for the school.”


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M { 4 Opinion 9.11.15 indful Staff Editorial Career reality check required adeline } Dual credit and AP classes can add a lot of stress to high school. They require a lot more commitment and time management than standard high school classes. They can be especially frustrating to students who should not be in them. We at The Booster feel that starting from freshman year counselors need to be realistic with students about goals they will need to set to attain certain career paths. Students should be aware from the time they make their freshman schedule what SAT scores, GPA and course schedule they will need to be admitted to a college of their choice and go into their desired field. Freshman year may seem early to start worrying about college admittance and the relevance of a student’s schedule, but once a student is a senior it is too late to realize they do not have a high enough GPA or the right courses to go to the college of their dreams. Once a student is aware of what they need to achieve, counselors should be honest if they are not meeting those goals. If a student is aspiring to be a surgeon, they have to have good grades in science. If the Madeline Parker Opinion Columnist Speaker annoyance Bluetooth speakers are an awesome invention that are increasing in popularity. They are great for parties, hanging out with friends or just listening to music at home. They are not, however, appropriate for the hallways at school. As more people acquire bluetooth speakers, bringing them to school and playing music in the hallway has become a moderately irritating trend. The noise and crowds in the hallway are irritating on their own. Add some loud music and the walk between classes becomes a noisy and aggravating journey. The walk between New Tech and HSTW is the biggest culprit for obnoxious noises. For some reason, being outside automatically causes students to talk louder and frees them of any inhibitions about blaring music. When there are a couple hundred students commuting together, inside voices and courtesies are also necessary outside. If a student really needs to listen to music so desperately for five minutes between classes, many of their fellow students would request they use headphones, another awesome invention that allows people to enjoy music without irritating the people around them. The central issue is the overall courtesy to fellow students. When spending 180 days with hundreds of other people, students have to consider their peers. They may not have the same taste in music, they may want to carry on a conversation with their friends but it is almost certain they do not want to listen to someone else’s loud music while trapped in a crowded hallway. Bluetooth speakers are a great purchase, and really useful in the appropriate setting. But, like everything else in life, there is a time and a place to enjoy them. Unfortunately, the walk to and from the school buildings is not it. student is not making the grades they need, counselors should prompt them to choose a new career path. The students may not appreciate it at the time, but the fact is certain grades are necessary to be successful in certain career paths. Teachers should also be honest with students. Dual credit and AP classes are hard. If a student has gotten solid Cs and Ds in general classes, they should not be in advanced classes. Teachers should emphasize the time and commitment required to do well in their more difficult classes. We at The Booster would also like to emphasize that students should not stop trying once they have their necessary credits. Fulfilling credit requirements is not an excuse to have a fun schedule senior year. However, we are not recommending students take classes that will be unnecessary in their future just because they have done well in school in the past. Students should be aware of what classes and grades they will need for their chosen career path and to make decisions based on future plans. Master schedule suggestions { Levi Elliott Business Manager Commentar y } The master schedule is an extremely complicated process, but the most time consuming process involving schedules is making the students’ personal schedules. That is why the bulk of this part is done by computers. Computers would do fine if the master schedule wasn’t so complicated, or if we could work out the little kinks in Harmony. Sadly, Harmony issues are out of our control and research must be done before trying a new program. The best solution is to work on the master schedule. One thing to do is to spread out dual credit offerings. SHS offers 55 sections of college credit classes. That’s great, but we only have 44 teachers on staff, and most of them don’t teach dual credit classes. How can we expect to offer so many classes when we don’t have the teachers to effectively schedule those classes? I would suggest choosing two rolling years of college credit. We can split the classes into two groups. Every year, those groups switch off. This way all the opportunities are still offered to students while they attend SHS, but the classes can be more spread out and 1-period-only classes can be avoided. Fewer conflicts means more schedule flexibility. If it’s unrealistic of me to ask that we offer dual credit classes on a bi-yearly schedule, I ask that we literally just spread them out. A majority of college credit classes that are offered interfere with each other. For example, first period offers seven sections of college credit opportunities. Fifth period offers only two sections. That’s a problem. Finally, we have to align the block classes at HSTW and New Tech. Each program has equivalents to the other’s block sections, but they aren’t always at the same time. Most grade levels take the same electives, so offering their core classes at different times of the day makes no sense. It only further complicates the schedule. While I know that no schedule will perfectly fit the needs of every student, these steps could help. Commentar y SHS needs to step up security { Tori Rone Co-Editor-in-Chief } Coming into the previous 2014-2015 school year, much was being done to improve the safety of Scottsburg High School staff and students. Thousands of dollars worth of grants were poured into bullet proof window casings and an enclosed breezeway. The school even installed an extra set of doors so an outside visitor had to be buzzed in after being waved through by an office worker through the use of a camera. So why, after all the safety precautions being enforced, does it still seem as though we aren’t at our safest? While I do appreciate all that has been done thus far, things still aren’t where they need to be. Since the start of the 2015-2016 year there have been two in- stances involving former students entering the building unauthorized. One even rode an SCSD2 bus onto the property without being noticed. With all the money going into security, how is it possible for instances as these to occur? While I don’t expect the one or two office secretaries to recognize all 800 or so students by heart, what can be done to stop the permission of unapproved people from simply walking into the school? Once again, there is no blame to the office workers or even the school. I understand that it is unconventional to buzz in each individual as they come to and from Prosser and New Tech. I am not suggesting this. What I would suggest is to invest, or just look into, a barcode system. SCSD1 schools hand out student ID’s with barcodes on them. Instead of a lunch number, they swipe their ID. Would it be possible for such a system to exist Arts & Entertainment Editor -Lindsey Boswell Co-Sports Editors -Emilee Davidson - Emily Howser Photo Editor -Kaleb Mount Business Manager -Levi Elliott Website Editor -Nicholas Hall Do you feel safe at school? 6% No 94% Yes *Based off 127 students here? Instead of dealing with the buzzing in of incoming students, each can scan their ID. Then, the barcode would be the explanation of their purpose at the school. As a student, the recent upgrades toward security are always acknowledged and appreciated. There is never a foolproof solution, but a barcoded network would be yet another step closer. The Booster is published as a forum by the newspaper students at Scottsburg High School. 1000 copies are distributed monthly. The Booster is a member of Quill and Scroll, Indiana Student Press Association and National Scholastic Press Association. Letters to the editor must be signed; names will be withheld upon request. The staff reserves the right to edit letters due to length, libel, privacy or copyright laws as long as the meaning remains unchanged. Editorials and reviews are staff opinions and are not the opinions of the faculty, administration or school. Booster The September 11, 2015 Volume 89, Issue 1 Scottsburg High School 500 S. Gardner, Scottsburg, IN 47170 (812)-752-8927 Our Credentials & Awards SISPA Newspaper of the Year 1998-2011, 2013 Hoosier Star 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014 Co-Editors In Chief -Lindsey Boswell -Tori Rone News Editor -Madeline Parker Opinion Editor -Tori Rone Opinion Columnist - Madeline Parker Features Editor -Haley Mullins Staff Writers -Kacie Calhoun -Katelynn Freeman -Katie Hunger -Nicaila Mata Sports Columnist -Alex Combs Cartoonist -Madeline Parker Adviser -Susan Jerrell


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9.11.15 Features 5 Become an informed voter tistics and data that candidates cite. When it came to finding which party you identify with, Routt recommendStudents in the class of 2016 have ed starting small. an exciting year to come. They will not “Start by looking at the Democrats only graduate and go to college, but and Republicans and reading their parthey will also vote for the first time. ty platforms. Then you need to find out However, to vote, one which issues are must be informed. important to you: From the vast numlike education, milber of sources, it’s itary, security, etc. hard to know which Then align yourself ones are accurate with the party that Government teacher, Mr. Chris and which ones are best represents Routt recommends getting your biased. you, or better yet a news from a variety of reputaAccording to Mr. candidate that repble sources. Chris Routt, governresents you,” said ment and political Routt. science teacher at Evan Howser SHS, the key is to try (12) said that he and get many differdiscovered his ent opinions. political views by “Believe it or not, reading a lot of the most neutral material online source is probably and deciding what the BBC. What you he thought was have to realize is a good idea and that it’s difficult to what he didn’t. not have any slant “My views are in editorial news. I very different always try to get a from my parents. I variety perspective. I would recommend read the Indy Star, the Courier Journal that others develop their own views and the Washington Post to try to get by reading a lot and really doing their a couple of different views,” said Routt. research. Even though you can’t trust Routt said that the most important some of them, some of the online pothing to do is to find a not-for-profit fact litical spectrum tests might help,” said checker online and use it to verify sta- Howser. Kaleb Mount Photo Editor { } It’s all about the politics Teachers turn tech savvy } { Levi Elliott Business Manager The average teen spends about 7.5 hours a day on social media according to a Washington post article. Whether they’re tweeting, posting, liking or vining, the modern generation uses the internet to interact on a 24/7 basis. With such a high focus on social media coming from their students, it’s no surprise that some teachers have gotten into social media as well. SHS is a technology-driven school therefore it is not surprising that several of the faculty members have social media accounts that they allow students to follow them on. Many teachers use social media to post intel- lectual statuses that intrigue students or make them incorporate translation into their lives. Having those accounts means that they must have guidelines to follow when they make their posts. “I try to keep it class related,” said Mr. Bagwell, Social Studies teacher, about rules he has for himself on the American Studies page. “We know they (students and teachers) follow each other on Twitter and Instagram; we just ask that their tweets be professional and not questionable in any way,” said Mrs. Kerri Hammons, director of HSTW. “It’s a great way to connect with students. It conveys a message that we are at least trying to communicate in an effective way with them.” Scottsburg sails above technology standards { Lindsey Boswell Co-Editor-in-Chief } Scottsburg High School has been a leader in technology use in the state for several consecutive years. A study between multiple high schools in the area - Seymour, Madison, Salem and Austin - showed that SHS is ahead of the surrounding districts. “The MacBook is the best choice for our students. We’re doing a good job with our technology use thus far. We encourage kids to be creative and think outside the box. They don’t get satisfied with the status quo anymore,” said SHS Principal Mr. Ric Manns. Of the aforementioned schools, Austin is the only other school using Apple products. They have iPads in grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 and MacBooks in grades 9-12. The integration of technology is still in the works, as they hope to expand the iPad use to K-5 in the future. Ms. Brooke Hall, Tech Integration Specialist at SCSD1, said, “We are moving towards a more paper-light, digital-based platform with assignments, projects, collaboration, communications, community involvement.” Another common device available to students in other districts are the Google Chromebook. Both Madison and Seymour High Schools use these devices for their students. Seymour Principal Mr. Greg Prange explained that the upper elementary stu- Technology advances and differences: SCSD2 - 3 yrs 1:1 K-8 - iPads 9-12 - Macbooks SCSD1 3,4,6 & 7 - iPads 9-12 - Macbooks Seymour - 2 yrs Upper elementary - iPads 6-9 & AP classes - Chromebooks Madison - 5 years 9-12 - Chromebooks (provide own) K-6- iPads dents in this district have access to iPads, but the middle school, freshmen and AP classrooms have Chromebooks. Currently in year two of three in the roll out of devices, the school has realized the major benefits of implementing technology in the school. “Our students do not know what it is like to be without some sort of device. It also helps prepare them for the expectations of college and the work force,” said Prange. The school in the area that is lacking in technology access is Salem High School. Without a 1:1 plan, the school resorts to the use of desktop computer labs and limited access to iPads and Kindles. Mr. Derek Smith, Salem High School Principal is hopeful that the school will move to a 1:1 plan in the near future. “We live in a society that is driven by technology and electronic drives. If we are not teaching our students how to effectively use devices and technology then we are not preparing them to live in the world that exists,” said Mr. Smith. At Scott County School District 2 (SCSD2), the complete 1:1 plan has been in effect for two years. Kindergarten through eighth grade have iPads with access to MacBook carts, and the high school has MacBooks with access to iPad carts. Mr. Eric Copple, Mr. Kevin Jentzen and Mr. Erick Lizenby of the SCSD2 IT Department are Apple Certified, meaning they can do most of the device repairs in house. This cuts down on costs dramatically, as schools with Chromebooks have no means of repair. Once the device breaks, they must get new ones. “MacBooks don’t get the viruses other devices do; they also have a lot of useful applications included in the software. We have a pretty good relationship with Apple representatives, so we are up to date on the new things they are doing. It is definitely helpful that a few of us are Apple Certified,” said Copple. Medical Arts Pharmacy (812) 752-4226 10% Senior Citizen Discount Family Prescription Records Friendly Knowledgeable Staff Computerized Prescription Service Steve Johnson-Pharmacist Coffees Cappucinos Slushies More . . .


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6 Features 9.11.15 New teachers { Haley Mullins Features Editor } Ms. Deonna Puckett Science Graduated: IUPUI & Ball State Years Taught: This is her first year Fast Fact: Studied in Costa Rica for spring break Foreign faces add flavor to SHS { Kacie Calhoun Staff Writer } The foreign exchange program is nothing new at SHS. The 2015-16 school year brings two foreign exchange students to Scottsburg High School. Everyone has welcomed both Maurine Huart (from Nivelles, Belgium) and Oliver Frombyen (from Neustadt, Germany). Everyone has felt the curiosity about other countries at some point in time. Luckily for Huart and Frombyen they have been given the opportunity to experience it for themselves. For Huart, the differences are huge. In the year of 2013, Scottsburg population was approximately 6,731. In Huart’s home city, the population is about 27,000. Everything here in Indiana is smaller than what she is used to. Her school schedule varied from day to day, whereas SHS’s schedule is always consistent. Her parents were sad she was leaving, especially since this is the longest she’s been away from them. However, they agreed with her decision. The only other time she has been away from her parents is her school trip, but they weren’t gone for more than a week. “I’m excited about learning something new and meeting new people,” said Huart. Since being in Indiana, Huart has taken a passion for soccer, although she did not play in Belgium. Like Huart, Frombyen has not spent a long time away from his family.The parents of Frombyen were very excited and happy that he gets the learning experience of attending a school in America. Frombyen has a younger sister (13) and an older brother (22). “It’s an honor for me to be here. It’s a very nice town and nice school mates,” he said. Frombyen’s hobbies while attending SHS are many sports and joining the marching band. “Things here in America are completely different,” Frombyen said. In Germany, the subjects they learn change daily. While here in America the students leave the classrooms, Germany can’t say the same. The teachers rotate rooms and teach the children. Students in Germany are not allowed to choose their subjects until their junior year. The requirements Frombyen had to achieve were learning three different foreign languages: English, Spanish and Latin. In America, some strange things to him are the driving age being 16 and the privilege of owning a weapon. The highways are different along with the food and patriotism in the U.S. Foreign exchange students not only get experiences of their own, but by attending American schools students get a learning experience as well. They bring a whole new perspective on other countries.. They learn a new culture and a new way of life. Learning about their home life and the things they find strange is what makes it exciting for both regular students and foreign students. Mr. Brandon Toermohlen Math Graduated: Butler University Years Taught: 3 years Fast Fact: “I am an avid coonhunter” PSAT prepares for SAT and above } { Katie Hunger Staff Writer Mr. Michael Sims Social Studies and Business Graduated: Ball State UniversityYears Taught: Four years Fast Fact: Owned floral distributorship importing flowers from all over the world. Testing time is all the time at Scottsburg High School, as sophomores and juniors prepare to take the PSAT this fall. The State of Indiana has set aside enough funds this year to cover the testing fee for both sophomores and juniors. The PSAT measures an individual’s critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Not only is the PSAT meant to be preparation for the SAT, but it can also qualify students for dual credit classes and the esteemed National Merit Scholarship. “I felt more comfortable going into the SAT because I knew what kind of questions to expect after taking the PSAT,” said Taylor Funk (11). “Taking the test a second time will only help prepare me more for when I retake the SAT. And plus, it gets me out of taking so many accuplacers to qualify for dual credit courses.” Mrs. Dancie Colson, SHS guidance counselor, described the state as being in “test mode.” Colson advises against cramming right before the test as it can cause added test anxiety. However, she did sug- gest 30 minutes of studying a night starting now. “Familiarity is comfortable. The more familiar you are with the types of questions the better, ” said Colson. Practice booklets have been ordered and will soon be passed out to sophomores in their English classes and will be available to juniors in the Guidance Office. College Board, the company responsible for the making of the PSAT, runs where students can access more test information as well as practice questions. Juniors who took the test last year can access practice questions geared towards their weaknesses based off of how they did on the PSAT last fall and the SAT if they have already taken it. Kayla Morris (11) used the website to prepare to take the SAT this summer. “You could pick which subjects you specifically wanted to improve on which is nice, ” said Morris. On Oct. 28, SHS students will fill McClain Hall to take the PSAT. Leading up to the test students should use all of the resources available in order to do their best. For any further questions or concerns regarding the test, contact guidance. Mr. Ahunuar Huerta Spanish Graduated: Kentucky State & University of Kentucky Years Taught: First Year Fast Fact: 2008 runner up at the Army 10miler in ROTC Division


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9.11.15 Review Alex Combs Sports Columnist Arts & Entertainment 7 Apps keep Jamboree was a hayday in Grandma’s day music alive } { After a long week of school, most teenagers look forward to kicking their weekend off with a Friday night full of friends, sports, and unfortunately for some, homework. What most people tend to overlook is the Ross Country Jamboree, located on the square. This 1954 movie theatre turned country music plaza is, to say the least, unique. The Jamboree is just more or less a large room full of theatre seats with a stage at the front. It also features a small concession stand with a large selection of candy and hot dogs that are very pleasurable. The overall aura of the place gives it a classic feel and a pretty cool venue for a performance. The band we went and saw was very talented as well. The show we watched was called Lloyd’s Wood Show, and even though the name sounded terrible, the performance itself was definitely impressive and a little unexpected. The lead singer’s name was Lloyd Wood and his voice had the stereotypical old country twang associated with this era of music. Besides Wood, the band and accompanying background singers all flowed together and had good chemistry on stage. The show wasn’t all hoots and hollers, however, it was obvious upon walking in that the Jamboree was a favorite of the elderly. While the people were nice and welcoming to the younger crowd, it became readily obvious that we didn’t belong there. Along with the differences in age, it was a little costly. It cost $12 for { Nicholas Hall Web Director } Photos by: Lindsey Boswel l (Top) The Ross Country Jamboree was set with a backdrop that resembled an old corner grocery store. The instruments were laid out before the show’s start, including a banjo, drum set, twin fiddles and several guitars. With the sloped theater-like seating, the stage was clearly seen from all angles. (Right) The tickets were a neat collectible, complete with the seat number and the date stamped on it. one person just to get in. They didn’t accept debit or credit cards either so it had to be all cash, which was inconvenient. Concession prices were good, however, with almost everything costing roughly a dollar. Overall, the Ross Country Jambo- ree wasn’t a bad way to spend a Friday night. I wouldn’t suggest it to anyone our age however. The band was good, the people were nice and the venue was cool, but it’s probably better suited for those people who are a tad bit older. Photo by: N Icai la Mat a Photo prov ide d by: Chr is Waters Student musicians rock outside of school Cody Thompson (10) has played the drums with his church youth group since seventh grade. Chris Waters and Ariel Robbins (12) are the lead guitarist, backup vocals and main vocals of their band, Death May Dwell. { Nicaila Mata Staff Writer } Although most people don’t know, there are a few talented individuals in this school that have decided to show how talented they actually are. Chris Waters, Hunter Abernathy and Ariel Robbins (12) and Cody Thompson (10) have decided to take their love of music to a new level. Thompson has been in a band since his 7th grade year. He plays the drumset for a youth group band at the Northside Christian Church in New Albany. Thompson enjoys playing in the band because he is able to do something he enjoys and is good at and he also gets to serve God. When Thompson was asked if he could see himself playing in the future, he said, “I would love to because it’s just something that I enjoy doing in my free time.” The student led band Death May Dwell includes Waters, Abernathy and Robbins. They have recently been working on their first extended play (EP) - a recording that is more than a single but less than a full recording - that consists of five songs and a few of their favorite cover songs. The band has written their own songs, but they also do covers of their favorite songs. The band plays industrial rock, for example bands like Red and Evanescence. Waters is the lead guitarist and is a background vocalist. His inspiration is Mick Mars from Mötley Crüe and Pantera. “For what our band is, we have made it pretty big locally. I’m excited to see what the future holds for us,” said Waters. Abernathy and Robbins are also a part of Death May Dwell. Robbins is the main vocals and Abernathy plays the drums. Abernathy said that his main inspiration was his uncle and that he grew up listening to the music. “As a child me and my uncle would just sit there and listen to Metallica and Slipknot,” Abernathy said. He also said that he could see himself playing in a band as a future career because it is something he has grown up around. Though it is not widely known, there are multiple students at SHS pursuing an interest in music. These students may not be in a school-sponsored activity but that doesn’t stop them. “There’s no need to steal music anymore with the amount of streaming services,” said Mr. Chris Routt, American Studies teacher. On average, music piracy in the United States causes over 200-250 billion dollars a year in damage to the United States economy and even triggers the loss of 750,000 jobs. To break it down to a more meaningful understanding, that’s almost $800 for every person in America. Ever since the dawn of the Internet, there have been music-service platforms that have popped up here and there. Some have eventually vanished into the unknown, and some have stayed around long enough to become well known. Pandora, one of the most popular and oldest music streaming platforms, launched in 1999 and boasts a user base of over 80 million users; and is entirely free. They offer many artists and just over one million songs. “I would recommend Pandora to people that like to find new artists or bands,” said Kyleigh Adams (10.) With this there are advertisements that come in between a set number of songs and a small limited amount of skips per hour that you can use to change songs. You can also give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down rating, and this helps dictate what songs play on that station. Regardless of whether or not you pay, you can not choose individual songs to listen to; it is entirely radio-like and switches songs depending on what you are listening to. Though, listeners can pay $4.99 per month (up from $3.99 from last year) to get access to Pandora One; It offers a downloadable client for Windows platforms, no advertisements and more skips per hour. Spotify is another popular choice for music lovers. Spotify and Pandora are similar for the most part. Though, with a paid Spotify account, you can create playlists of individual albums and artists and listen to them without a problem. Spotify offers a paid membership that is around $10/month. Features include availability to the mobile app (on iOS and Android devices) and the ability to download entire albums, or individual songs, that can be listened to offline without a WiFi connection. Without a paid account, you can add songs to playlists, but they will always play in a shuffled format with advertisements. iTunes Radio was unveiled in 2015 at WWDC, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. iTunes Radio is a free music streaming service available to those with iOS devices. Features include: the ability to skip tracks, alter music stations to your personal taste, and even purchase songs that you like through the iTunes Store. iTunes Radio offers two paid-membership plans. A Single Membership will cost $9.99 per month, while the Family Plan (up to six people can listen to Apple Music on their iDevices) will bring you up to $14.99 per month. Jessica Silakowski (10) says, “I enjoy iTunes Radio because it plays similar music when I select an artist.”


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8 Arts & Entertainment 9.11.15 { Pen name to hide the shame Madeline Parker News Editor Photo by: Madeline Parker J.K. Rowling, famous author of the Harry Potter series, has written three mystery novels under the pen name of Robert Gilbraith. Two are part of the Cormoran Strike series, while the other stands alone. the novels and was not impressed. “I found myself bored with them. I don’t think I will read any more of her adult fiction,” said Wells. She enjoyed the Harry Potter series, and was disRegardless of personal preferences, everyone has at least heard of Harry Potter and the famous appointed that Rowling’s adult fiction did not live up author, J.K. Rowling. A name many people have not to her expectations. She did not find the characters heard is Robert Galbraith. Robert Galbraith is in fact or plot enjoyable. “This is definitely not Harry Potter. Maybe she’s a a pen name used by J.K. Rowling to write mystery one hit wonder, like Harper Lee,” said Wells. novels. Wells does not The Cuckoo’s recommend these Calling and The “This is definitely not Harry Potter. books to others. Silkworm are RowlMaybe she’s a one hit wonder, like She enjoyed the ing’s mystery novels imagination in the in the Cormoran Harper Lee,” Harry Potter books, Strike series. In The - Julie Wells, SHS English teacher but did not find that Cuckoo’s Calling in the adult fiction. private investigator, “I will say I don’t think there is every going to be a Cormoran Strike is hired to investigate the supposed suicide of a supermodel. The Silkworm revis- Cormoran Strike World at Universal Studios.” said its Cormoran Strike a year after the resolution of Wells. Rowling also wrote a book called The Casual Vathe supermodel case. He is managing a successful business as an investigator when a woman contacts cancy which Wells did not enjoy. “There are too many good books out there to him with a desperate plea to find her husband. Mrs. Julie Wells, English teacher, has read both of waste your time on ones you don’t like,” said Wells. } { } Netflix money mysteries solved Originality draws viewers { Kaleb Mount Photo Editor } Social media today is peppered with references to Netflix. From Ruby Rose to “binge-watching,” the online streaming service is deeply ingrained in popular culture. While many people are perfectly happy paying $8-12 for their subscription and watching their fill of TV and movies, some are bound to wonder how Netflix actually works. How do they get their content, and why would people be motivated to put their work on the site? According to, Netflix pays licensing fees for all of the content on their service. For lesser known movies (like documentaries), this fee is usually in the low five figures. However, a proposed deal with “Starz” would have cost Netflix $300 million per year to stream the network’s TV shows. Starz actually turned down this deal, as they felt they would be getting ripped off. So is all the money paying for new content actually attracting new subscribers and retaining old ones? It would seem so. Netflix’s shareholder letters constantly cite growth. “I like that they add new content all the time,” said Jimmy Neace (9). “I’ve subscribed for two years and I don’t plan to stop anytime soon. I’ve really enjoyed ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Sons of Anarchy.’” Mrs. Tamah DePriest, business teacher, said that the content on Netflix was more than adequate. She said that she is planning on canceling her satellite TV service and switching to streaming only. “I’ll save over $1500 a year, and honestly the only thing my husband and I will miss is watching live basketball. My kids and grandkids love the movies and shows on Netflix. My only wish is that they would add more current content,” said DePriest. Brooklyn Niccum (11) said that she believes Netflix should add to their selection more often. “I don’t watch it too often, but I’ve used Netflix for two years. Sometimes I get on and they have the same things as the last time I was on. I think eventually I’ll get tired of the selection and stop using the service,” said Niccum. This seems to be what Netflix is afraid of, and as they continue to aggressively pursue the licenses for more movies and TV shows, the scope of the money they are spending could increase exponentially. { Kaitlyn Freeman Staff Writer } Drug Store and Soda Fountain 120 W. McClain Ave. Scottsburg, IN 47170 (812) 752-2021 Netflix is one of the most popular and most watched streaming programs on the internet. The Brigham Young University’s The Digital Universe claims that if Netflix was a TV network like ABC Family or NBC, it would be the 15th most watched network in the United States. The online newspaper also states that Netflix had more viewing hours than FX, HGTV and The History Channel. Netflix also had twice the viewing hours of CNN, Discovery and BET. Netflix has been known all over the world for its wide distribution of movies and TV shows, but according to Wikipedia starting in March 2011 Netflix began planning for its first original show, “House of Cards.” the show later debuted in early 2013. In the late summer of 2013, one of the most talked What Netflix original series show about Netflix original series premiered for do you watch the most? the first time. Some House of Cards of you may know it as “Orange Is The New None 1% Black” or OITNB. The series starts out OITNB with a woman who lives a relatively good 30% life with her fiancé in New York City. But 37% all too soon her past catches up with her and it winds her up in a women’s federal 22% prison. The prison is full of many women 10% with their own stoOther ries and personaliDare Devil ties that drive the plot. Despite much of the adult content the series has, most of the viewers are high school students, such as Josie Crawford (12). “I heard about this show through the social networking site Tumblr, and I thought it was funny so I gave a try,” Crawford said. Although Netflix is making millions of dollars each year on its original content, more original shows are rumored to start in 2016. One of the most sought-after original shows is a spin off of “Full House,” “Fuller House.” It is a show that aired through the late 80s to mid 90s on ABC. Most of the characters will be back on the show except Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. In future years, Netflix plans to expand their original content for viewers. 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9.11.15 Sports 9 Jock Talk A moment with the athletes Emily Howser Co-Sports-Editor & Kaitlyn Freeman Staff Writer { Athletic trainer tackles new position Haley Mullins Features Editor } { Photo By: Em i ly Howser } Photo By: Nicholas Hal l {Junior} {Has played volleyball since elementary school} {Position- Libero} Alexa Howser What moment, in your volleyball career, are you most proud of? {Junior} {Has played soccer since the age of 3} {Position- Sweeper / Offensive Middle} Casey Smith Q. A. Q. A. Our team just won our first tournament and trophy. After years of trying to win tournaments and not succeeding I was pretty proud that we finally won. What is the best part of being a member of the volleyball team. I enjoy the time I get to spend with my team the most. They are like family to me. Q. A. Q. A. What do you enjoy the most about playing on the soccer team? My favorite part of playing soccer is scoring. Just knowing that I contributed to a win for the team is the most enjoyable part of playing the game. What is your favorite memory from your high school soccer career? My favorite memory would have to be winning the Mid Southern Conference title last year. While the halls of SHS have their share of new and familiar faces, one new face graces the fields and courts. Brad Tabeling was born in South Carolina but grew up in Seymour, IN. He attended the University of Indianapolis for four years Photo by: Br itt any Stidham earning his Bachelors in Science and majoring in athletic training. “Once I got my degree I had to pass a national boards test to become certified and licensed in athletic training,” said Tabeling. Along with passing this test, trainers have to be certified in CPR and first aid care. Athletic trainer positions have become a common staple in high schools for their sports teams and seeing as how SHS hadn’t had one for quite some time, Schneck Hospital in Seymour offered four positions in southern Indiana schools. Tabeling received the position at SHS and works to prevent injuries, provide emergency medical care when needed, diagnose injuries and help athletes with rehabilitation exercises. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do going into college but I have played and loved sports since I was a kid. Athletic training was a way for me to get a degree but still be around sports all the time,” said Tabeling. Girls’ Soccer Hat tricks and new chicks New coaches bring change and new perspective feat in the match against Switzerland County where the Warriorettes won 4-3. The team has high expectations for the rest of This season the Warriorette soccer team has the season. With determination and drive they are had a fresh start. With a new coaching staff and hoping to bring it to the next level. and a lot of new players, the team is holding steady “It has been amazing to watch the girls work and at 3-2. learn how to play as a whole team instead of just “I think it has been a good change for everyone, individuals working alone.  We still have a long way to including the veteran players.  Like everything, there go, but with each practice and game that we have, is an adjustment period with a new coach and new we improve for the better,” said Richardson. expectations.  The veteran players have stepped up Kristen Richardson has played soccer ever since and taken the new season seriously and are working she was a small child. She played club ball in middle hard to improve school and high each day,” said school in South “This season we didn’t think we’d have Head Coach KrisCarolina. She was enough players but we got lucky and ten Richardson then recruited on the subject of to play at Gardhad a lot of new girls come out. The a new coaching ner-Webb Univernew coaches are great as well because staff. sity in North Carothey have taught so many new things However, even lina and played on with a new team a soccer scholarabout the game.” the Warriorettes ship  from 1997- Jacky Valencia (12) have had a good 2001.  She has start to their seaalso coached for son. the Scott County Soccer Club for the past five years, “Having three different coaches my past four and she has two children who she currently coaches years has definitely been hard for me and the team, on the club’s U10 team. She is looking forward to the as soon as we get used to one coach we have yet season ahead. another, but the coach this year has a lot of experi“I have been interested in coaching at Scottsburg ence with soccer and has taught the team a lot. The High School since moving here to teach a few years younger girls on the team have also helped out a lot,” ago.  I noticed the posting last fall and decided to said Taylor Stewart (12). Stewart is the only player put in for the position.  I knew a few of the incoming on the team, so far, to achieve a hat trick. A hat trick freshman and a few other girls, so that helped in the is three goals in one game. Stewart achieved this decision too,” said Richardson. Emily Howser Co-Sports Editor { } { } Photo by: Lindsey Boswell Freshman Macy Colson pushes off of her Corydon opponent as she dashes down the line. The girls went on to defeat their Mid-Southern Conference rivals 5-0. Each goal was scored by a different player.


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10 Sports Cross Countr y Nicaila Mata Staff Writer 9.11.15 Personal success possible { } Cross country’s 2015-2016 season is coming to a start, and although they have a young team, Coach Bobby Ashley says that they still have some amazing leadership from senior Kaleb Mount and junior Alex May. Although the team is young, there are still some great runners. Alex May, a junior this year, said he likes encouraging his team and his opponents. Alex likes to make sure all of his teammates have goals to reach this year and he likes to make sure everyone stays level headed. His main goal this season is to make it to semi state for the second time. When asked how it felt to PR he said it gives him a sense of hope and it makes you think that you can reach your goals and that it is all possible. Eli Boyd, (10) has a goal of getting better this season. “It feels great to beat your personal record. You’re so tired, but when you hear you beat your time you feel great,” said Boyd. Junior Noah Sebastian has been with the cross country team since his freshman year. “To PR is the best thing ever because it shows that you can improve,” said Sebastian. Coach Ashley said, “The season is exciting because it’s going in a different direction. This is a young team working hard. Rather than me seeing the improvement, the kids are seeing the improvement.” “I always like to tell my kids, ‘you’re doing something 99% of the world won’t do because everyone is lazy,” said Ashley. Photo by: Nicholas Hall Trent Potter (10) is running with the ball in the varsity game against Salem. Although the Warriors football team didn’t come away with a win, they rebounded with a one sided victory in a JV game the next week against Paoli. Football Friday nights begin frenzy { Nicholas Hall Web Director } The first varsity game in over 30 years took place at home on Aug. 21 against the Salem Lions. With the first game of the season being 31-0 in favor of the Lions, the Warriors lost. On Aug. 24, the JV Warriors played against Salem JV for the first time this season, and again losing to the Lions with a 36-16 loss; bring their win-loss to 1-2. The star player this season so far is sophomore QB Bradley Whitler. In the varsity game against the Salem Lions, Whitler attempted 28 passes and completed 16 of those for 103 yards. With that, Whitler also rushed the ball for 13 yards. “It’s hard to look at a 31-0 outcome and to say there has been improvement.” Coach Mullins said. “Moving forward our goal is to win games, but overall we want to look back on the 2014 season to see that in the 2015 season we’ve become a better football program.” The Warriors will have their next attempt at a varsity game today at home against the Tecumseh Braves. Photo by: Nicaila Mata Junior Alex May runs at the Austin invitational on Aug. 31st at Hardy Lake. May placed 2nd with this run. Girls’ Golf Stone against stereotypes Few in number, large in skill { Emilee Davidson Co-Sports Editor } { Alex Combs Sports Columnist } In the mainly male driven sport of football, seeing a girl playing is a rare occurrence. Freshman Hannah Stone is an example of this rarity. She is the only female player on the Scottsburg team while every single one of her other teammates are male. Hannah plays the position of running back on offense and on defense she plays safety. “I love football,” said Stone. “I played last year, and loved it. So I’m playing again and planning on playing all four years.” Although Hannah is the only girl on the team, the other members of the team don’t treat her any differently. “They hit me just as hard as any other player and they treat me like I’m one of the guys,” she said. When you are the only female on a male driven team, it can be hard to keep morale and keep a positive attitude. There could be many instances where having no other female teammates could bring a player down. But for Hannah, she has many things to keep her head up. “My thrill and love for the game Photo by: Lindsey Boswell Freshman Hannah Stone warms up for the first game of the season against Salem. As the only girl on the team, she says she is treated like one of the guys. keep me going. I also like when I go onto another team’s field and I get all these looks just because I’m a girl. It just drives me to do my best and take someone down or make a play.” Photo by: Alex Combs Danielle Sanders (11) stares at the hole as she prepares to chip the ball on hole 8 at the Westwood golf course in town. Only being a month into the season, most teams are focusing on improving and getting better. For the girls’ golf team, this is high on the list, but even higher is their expectations to win. Coming from last year, where the team was the first ever Scottsburg girls’ golf team to make it to regionals. This year it has been made obvious that this is no longer a dream, but an expectation for the team. “Overall the girls are continuing to improve, and hopefully the end result is another regional appearance. It’s just not good enough to show up, now we have goals that we want to make it back to where we left off the year before,” said Head Coach Bob McGannon. This is no easy task however, because once again this season the team is plagued with low numbers. With a total of five players on the entire team, this is an obstacle that the team will have to do their best to overcome. The team isn’t all about their low numbers and expectations, They also had a big win against Jeffersonville, a powerhouse in the golf world. “That was a big win for us. If we can beat a team as big as Jeff, then we can probably beat about anyone we play,” said Hannah Heil (10).


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9.11.15 Boys’ Tennis Sports 11 Multi-sport mayhem { Successful sets continue Lindsey Boswell Co-Editor-in-Chief { Katie Hunger Staff Writer } } The Scottsburg boys’ tennis team has experienced a shift in leadership this season. Last year’s four seniors were all four-year varsity players, so the new players have a lot of experience to gain to reach the level they played on. “We are far less experienced this season than last year. We [the coaches] try to convey the message that we need to make strides of improvement each week. We cannot be taking steps back or be satisfied with where we are at,” said Coach Brian Roberts. Several underclassmen have stepped into varsity roles this season. Mark Hays (9) and Malachi Carr (10) play number 2 doubles, but they rotate with Joseph Light (11) for now. “I knew the team had a lot of talent so I expected to play JV. It’s been great playing varsity so far this season,” said Hays. The past few seasons of Warrior tennis have been successful, complete with back-to-back conference and sectional championship wins and regional appearances. The team is hopeful to achieve similar accomplishments this season. “I would enjoy winning conference and sectional again this season. Coach Roberts is preparing us for these harder matches by building stamina and also making us stronger mentally,” said number 1 doubles player Isaiah Walker (11). Shifting from last year’s senior heavy team, the Warriors now have a lone senior, Jordan Shuler. Completing the duo of number 1 doubles, Shuler says he is excited about the upcoming season. “We have a lot of potential for this season. Being the only senior on the team adds a lot of pressure. I’m glad there are other leaders on the team like Isaac [Everitt], Isaiah and Mason [Noble (11)],” said Shuler. Hays echoed Shuler’s statement about the team’s leadership, saying “Isaac and Jordan are good leaders on the court; they get up pumped for matches. Isaiah gets us hyped off the court by setting up team bonding things. The upperclassman make this season fun.” The team is currently sitting at a 6-1 record, with their only loss being to Silver Creek. This Photo by: Kaleb Mount Joseph Light (11) rotates at number 2 doubles with Mark Hayes (9) and Malachi Carr (10). Light and Carr placed seventh at the New Albany Invitational this season to help the team place third. makes their conference record 4-1, with the other three conference matches falling at the end of the season. The Warriors competed in the New Albany Invitational on Aug. 28 and 29, where they placed third as a team. Everett and Noble placed second in their positions of number 1 and 2 singles respectively; number 3 singles player Caleb White (11) won his position; Walker/Shuler placed second in the number 1 doubles bracket; and Carr/Light placed seventh. “The invitational went well. I’m waiting to see how we improve and grow over the course of this season and what kind of tone our leaders will set for everyone else. The great part is that we have a great group of guys on the team that want to be successful,” said Roberts. The Warriors have a home invitational on Sept. 18 and 19. The life of an athlete is a busy one between practices and games, but playing two sports in the same season is a whole other ball game. High school sports demand an immense amount of dedication and effort on a daily basis. When playing two sports at the same time, you have to split your time and put the same amount of effort into both. Scottsburg High School’s athletic handbook states, “An athlete that wishes to participate in two sports during the same season must receive permission from both coaches involved. A schedule of the events that the athlete will attend in each sport must be agreed upon by both coaches prior to the start of the season. The schedule will be given to the Athletic Director to keep on file.” Athletic Director Al Rabe said that the Student Handbook took precedence over the Athletic Handbook as it offers more detailed guidelines. It states that “contest performances always take precedence over a practice”. Athletes are also not expected to attend practice on the same night as a game or performance. Every effort is expected to be made so that the athlete can be involved in both extracurriculars and when two games or performances are conflicting, the student and his or her parents get to choose which to participate in with the approval of the principal. Anything else that can’t be agreed upon is taken to Rabe, and working with multiple sport athletes isn’t anything new for Rabe. “I’ve had baseball players playing ball for me and running track for years. It’s not a new thing, ” said Rabe. Chelsea Mills (11) is on both the volleyball and cheer teams this year. Both Mills’ teammates and coaches have been supportive and worked to make things work for her. “Even though I might not make it to every practice, they still support me. My coaches have had many talks with each other and have exchanged games and practice schedules so they know when I’ll be at volleyball and when I’ll be at cheer. They’re both trying to give a little and work the schedules out which really helps me,” said Mills. Casey Smith (10) has played both soccer and football for the past two years. “My coaches and I have worked out a plan and it has worked well,” said Smith. “I plan to play both sports next year and the rest of high school.” SHS has always been full of opportunities and that doesn’t stop at one sport or activity. New coaches bring high experience and expectations } { Kaitlyn Freeman Staff Writer Q. What are you looking forward to this season? Q.What are your expectations for this season? Q.What are you looking forward to this season? A. Turning the girls into A. I competitors both physically and mentally and playing the best we can by the end of the year. would like for the girls to works as a team and not as individuals as they have in the past. A. I just want to see the girls learn to play better as a team while sharpening their individual skills. Q. What are your expectations for this season? Q. How has this season gone so far? Q.What are your expectations for this season? A. To DJ Zipp Volleyball head coach DJ Zipp previously coached at Lanesville, Austin, Borden and was the assistant coach at Henryville. He also attended college at IU and IU Southeast. compete with everyone and get better every day. A.We are 3-2 currently. Kristen Richardson Head girls’ soccer coach Kristen Richardson has previously coached for the Scott County Soccer Club. She attended Garner-Webb University where she played on a soccer scholarship. A. I Matt McGlothlin Assistant girls’ soccer coach Matt McGlothlin has previously been an assistant coach of the Scott County Soccer Club. He attended college at IU Southeast. Q. Did you coach before, Q.How has this season gone so far? well. We are 9-4 and improving all the time. or is this your first time? And if you did coach before, where? want us to have a winning season and place in the upper half of our conference. Q.How has this season gone so far? A.Very A. I have coached for the Scott County Soccer Club for the last five years. I have coached U8 and U10 for the club (because both of my kids play). A. It has gone pretty well. We are 3-2 counting our exhibition against Milan. We are currently 1-1 in conference.


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12 Sports 9.11.15 A lex ccording to { Playing catch up Alex Combs Sports Columnist Photo by: Nicholas Hal l } Defender Josiah Croasdell (11) clears the ball from his team’s side during the Warriors’ opening match against Bedford North Lawrence. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. This was the first time BNL did not beat the Warriors in the annual contest. Coming into the new school year, it’s hard to sum up an entire summer full of sports. While the summer was full of D-league basketball news, Special Olympics and a little bit of preseason football. The real headline was Major League Baseball. For those who haven’t watched the MLB in awhile, the game has taken a sharp turn from what it used to be. In the past the bigs were full of experienced veterans that were future hall of famers. However, the game has quickly transformed into what is now a rookie crazed, phenom loving environment. Young stars like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Jacob DeGrom are taking the league by storm, and while looking at those players one might assume these are the experienced vets aforementioned. However, when one digs deeper, one number stands out among all the other great numbers for these players, their age. All three are under the age of 25. 30 years ago, being in the bigs at that age would be unheard of, let alone being the stars at this stage. This brings up the glaring question of, why does this even matter? How does this affect the game? Well the obvious answer is in stats. Think, Barry Bonds had 13 or 14 years to hit his 756 homers. This era of young sluggers can have up to 10 more seasons than that. That roughly translates to another 300 homers in their careers. This stat alone takes the average power hitter and turns him into a first ballot hall of famer. Then there’s the 3,000 hit club. This is an elite club that not many players belong to, but with the added games and experience will 3,000 even be known as elite; or will there be a new club made? Maybe the 4,000, or maybe even the 5,000 hit clubs! Numbers like these can not be overlooked. Just the per extra games alone can create inflations in home runs, hit and deflations in average leading to misconceptions as to quality of players in baseball history. So yes, the fact the game is getting younger is exciting. The young talent that never ceases to amaze people is no doubt a plus for the game. Boys’ Soccer Kaleb Mount Photo Editor BNL gets surprise tie in Warrior opener } { Scottsburg Warriors’ Soccer has hit the restart button since their last season. According to Head Coach Carter, many of the players are either new to the sport, new to starting varsity or both. “We knew it could be an up and down start for the season. Sitting at 2-3-2 so far we have seen just that. There are great nights on the field and then there are a couple of nights we wish we could do again,” said Carter. Carter and his players seemed to agree that one of these “great nights,” was the early draw against BNL. “The boys came out on fire against a perennially strong BNL and held them to a scoreless tie. We generally have not fared well against the HHC team, but with a little extra motivation this year the team sent their program and new coach home without a W for the first time in school history,” said Carter. On the other hand, the squad agreed that a low point for the team was the loss against Henryville. The Warriors fell 5-2 in a surprise finish. “We were definitely better than that team,” said striker Dylan Hancock (9). “We really just need to work together better. Instead of yelling at each other, we need to settle down.” Defender Josiah Croasdell (11) agreed that communication has left something to be desired. He added that the team has been getting discouraged early in the game, and that this is causing problems. “If we get scored on we get our hopes down and then we can’t play smart after that,” said Croasdell. Coach Carter said that despite the shaky start, he can still see the team doing good things this season. “I believe that if these boys continue to work and improve we could repeat as conference champs and end the season with a more than respectable record,” said Carter. Volleyball Round Robin champions keep it rockin’ } { Alex Combs Sports Columnist Starting off a year 9-4 after an average 16-15 record last year, the Warriorette volleyball team is already well into it’s season. The team features a mixture of experience and youth. With four seniors, five juniors and various number of other underclassman the team feels they are built for success. “I really like our team this year. We have a lot of experience and the girls we have playing have played together for awhile and really know each other,” said Makalynn Brown (11). The Warriorettes also have a new head coach this year, DJ Zipp. After stops in Lanesville, Austin, Borden and Henryville all over a 10 year span, Zipp feels that this year’s group is talented and just need to be molded into what he wants. “The biggest challenge with the team has been breaking bad habits and getting them to understand the mental aspect of the game. We are trying to create a winning mentality,” said Zipp. The team has already had some big moments this season. The team felt that even though they lost to Silver Creek, they played well and it was a turning point for them. “We played really well defensively. We played with a lot of energy and I feel like it will help us a lot throughout the season,” said Macy Lakins (12). Perhaps the biggest accomplishment this season for the Warriorettes is their first place finish in the Southern Indiana Round Robin, where they met up with powerhouse Bedford North Lawrence. After a hard fought game, the Warriorettes came out on top, marking the first time BNL hasn’t won this tourney in 15 years. “This was a big win for us. Bedford had won this event the last 15 years and came into the match 7-0. We played extremely hard and with amazing energy. Should be a big confidence booster for us,” said Zipp. Despite their accomplishments this season, the team is already looking on to the future. Coach Zipp said this about his expectations for sectional and conference, “Compete. Do the best we can Photo by: Em i ly Howser Playing during the JV game, Chelsea Mills (11) bumps the ball back to the Silver Creek Dragons on Aug. 25. and whatever happens happens. Results will happen. We play in a tough conference and probably the toughest 3A sectional in the state. We want to make some noise. These girls are a bunch of goofballs that keep it rockin’. So it should be a good year.”



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