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Booster Volume 89, Issue 2 Scottsburg High School 10.9.15 Protocol for getting pulled over Found on Features page 5 Photo by: Haley Mul lins The The Lighthouse restaurant review Found on A&E page 7 During the Scottsburg Warriors vs. Rock Creek Lions football game, the SHS Marching Band performed their show, “Carol On,” at halftime. They competed that following Saturday morning and placed second overall. Marching band carols on to victory { Tori Rone Co-Editor-in-Chief } Jock Talk: Bradley Whitler Found on Sports page 9 As the marching season takes off, so does the Scottsburg Band of Warriors. The Warriors swept all categories in class C this past weekend in Springs Valley, as well as winning overall. The band has already won two of their four competitions, coming in second and third in the others. Although the show, “Carol-On,” is designed by the same people as last years show, Drum Major Jon Treadway (12) believes members are working harder. “This year feels like we have no dead weight. Everyone is fully committed. As a whole, the band really enjoys this show and it’s obvious through our performances,” said Treadway. Band Director Tim Johnston agrees that the year has been a success thus far, but still envisions only the best. “We’ve done very well this year, but I expect our kids to perform this show at their very best. Each show needs to be taken up a notch, which, so far, they have. I expect nothing less,” said Johnston. Since competitions are nearly every weekend from mid September to early November, the BOW has very little time to address show issues. “Our greatest weakness is individual error. As a whole we are scoring pretty high, but we are having separate sectional practices to work with certain individuals,” said Treadway. Vince Miller (12) hopes to carry on the victories through next weekend’s performance at Regionals. “I know with the talent and the potential of the show that we can advance to Semi-state, it just depends on if we use our potential,” Miller said. Advisory options increase student interest { Madeline Parker News Editor } Interest based advisory options offer a way for students who aren’t in clubs to meet with people and teachers with similar interests. Keri Hammons, Director of HSTW, said the advisory options came about as a result of meetings with teachers and a desire to give students who aren’t in clubs more opportunities. “Several teachers I met with last spring expressed that they would like to meet with students on a certain topic,” said Hammons. When planning the interest based advisory options, Hammons considered only doing interest based advisories rather than only offering them on club days. Since this is the first year trying it, administrators decided to keep them on club days only. Since most clubs don’t meet every club day, people in clubs will still occasionally have an option to participate in their interest group. The possibility of interest groups turning into clubs has also been discussed. Some of the advisory options, such as video games, were so popular that not everyone who wanted to be in them could. These options could possibly be expanded into clubs that meet after school. “Mr. Matheis (World Cultures teacher) has a ping pong interest based advisory. Right now he can take about 12 kids in that advisory. There were about 60 kids that expressed interest in that,” said Hammons. Due to the massive interest in certain options, stu- dents had to be placed in their second or third choice advisory option. To decide which options would be available the staff took a survey, and then their choices were given in a student survey. “I guess I would say it [interest based advisory options] is a better use of time on club days than creating some kind of unnecessary instruction that the kids have no interest in. Though some of the interest based advisories are more ‘interesting’ than others,” said Chris Haven, science teacher. Since the new advisory options have been popular among students and teachers, they will be carried throughout this school year, and most likely into next year. Hammons said they may be offered more frequently next year or in the form of clubs. Photo prov ide d by: K aleb Mount Kaleb Mount (12) was recently named a Semi-Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Mount qualified after scoring in the top 1 percent of the nation on the PSAT. In February, he will learn if he has acheived Finalist status.


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2 News Kaleb Mount Photo Editor 10.9.15 25 percent unemployment and the infrastructure was terrible. After coming out of a recession, Scottsburg was at an all-time low. With a lot of hard work, we turned that around and got the unemployment rate down to 1.5 percent,” said Graham. Amick said that even though he does not have experience as mayor, his life experiences qualify him for the position “I have a four-year college education, I lived in a different area for 10 years, and I’ve been a small business owner for 41 years. I know how to handle money. I’ve been all over the world. I have a lot of friends and a lot of connections,” said Amick. Amick said that in the short term, he hopes to implement a cadet program through the Scott County Police Department. The program would be for young people aspiring to go into law enforcement “If you want to go into law enforcement, I want to have a cadet program. The cadets would help patrol parks. That way young people would get experience and our community would be safer,” said Amick. Graham said in the near future, he hopes to provide better equipment for the Fire Department. He also hopes to tie up loose ends. “People have asked quite often Candidates for mayor Amick and Graham compete } { Incumbent Bill Graham will face off against Councilman Terry Amick for Scottsburg’s highest office on Nov 4. The two Mayoral candidates commented on their visions for the city, their qualifications and their plans of action. “I have two main goals for the city. The first is to clean up Scottsburg and the second is to invest in our youth. I’ve talked to high school students to find what they want to see happen. Our youth are our best asset and that’s what I want to invest in,” said Amick. Bill Graham said he hopes to continue forward progress. “I want to continue bringing educational opportunities through Mid-America Science Park. I also want to work on infrastructure and our waste water facilities,” said Graham. Both Graham and Amick commented on improving city parks. Both expressed wishes to build some sort of sports complex to provide recreational opportunities. Graham mentioned expanding walking trails. Amick expressed a desire to build an open-air amphitheater. Graham said that his experience as mayor qualifies him for the position. “When I first ran for office we had about a dog park. Now we’ve got the planning and the site and we just have to carry through. We also need to work on the trails. Lately, we’ve also encouraged development in fiber-optic internet connections and we need to continue to work on that,” said Graham. Amick said he hopes voters know his roots. “I’m a homegrown man of my word with an education and with experience to lead the city,” said Amick. Graham said he hopes voters know he is still passionate. “I want people to know that I really do care and that I want to listen to what they want. It’s not about what I want, it’s about what people want for their community,” said Graham. Mavericks budget businesses { to create it. However the max is $30,000, or 10 percent of the amount if it exceeds the max. Entrepreneurs and business-mindEven though creating a working ed people alike, prepare yourself. The business plan sounds rather daunting Maverick’s Challenge is now in full and complicated, the Maverick Chalswing, and students have the chance lenge sponsor help simplify the issue. to win big bucks to start their own busi- On their official website they have ness, or do whatever they wish for it. many resources that students can use The Maverick Challenge is a com- to figure out how to create their plan, petition that was started in 2008 for and documents to simplify everything. schools in the Southern Indiana re- Along with the website, Lowe plans to gion, while this have several othis only the secer club monitors “I get to see a creond year that in the classroom SHS has had the to help particiative side of them pants with their Maverick Chalthat I may not see plans. lenge. The goal “Even though of competition is in class” to come up with the Maverick - Elizabeth Lowe a business idea, Challenge is a lot and make a fullof work, if you go fledged plan to through with it, put your idea into action. You are al- you still have a chance to win somelowed to work individually, or in groups thing by the end of it,” commented of up to three. Parker Barrett, a junior who is partici“I enjoy it because I get to see what pating in the Challenge for his second kinds of businesses the students cre- year. ate,” sponsor Elizabeth Lowe comAfter students create their busimented. “I get to see a creative side of ness, they will present their plan to a them that I may not see in class” panel of judges with the potential of While students create their plan, moving on in the competition against there is a limit. They are given a set other schools in the Southern Indiana amount of money that can be used region. Nicholas Hall Web Director } { } Photo prov ide d by: Pamela Graham Students from Mrs. English’s seventh period class practice for their debate which took place on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Silent reading causes noise { Katie Hunger Staff Writer } 2016 Totem Last chance for $40 price ends Oct. 30! $40 Reading was the center of a hot debate between Tiarra English’s 10th grade students and Jacob Johanningsmeier, New Tech director. Every Wednesday, Mrs. English’s students spend the entire period with her reading whatever book they choose without fear of assessment, a practice known as sustained silent reading. “Mr. Johanningsmeier doesn’t like that we spend an entire period ‘just reading’,” said English. Johanningsmeier said, “It’s one day a week, that’s 20 percent of your time, and I think there are a lot of other activities that you could do that are better than just reading. I would argue that it’s important, but there are better uses of our time.” Johanningsmeier wants to see proof that sustained silent reading actually helps students’ reading comprehension. English was in the middle of teaching her banned book unit and talking about the right to read when a fellow New Tech teacher proposed the idea of a debate between Johanningsmeier and the student’s who did not agree. Students were divided into groups based upon whether or not they thought sustained silent reading was beneficial and English has been teaching them proper debate protocol while also allowing them time to prepare their arguments. The students first debated against each other for a grade before English chose a winner to go against Johanningsmeier and Johanningsmeier handpicked his team. Toni Owens (10) was excited for the debate and hoped to be a part of the final debate team. “I love that as a student I can communicate with him through doing this argument,” said Owens. “This is giving students a chance to voice their opinions.” Owens sees eye to eye with English when it comes to how beneficial reading is. “Being a high school student, whatever you’re doing, you’re busy. Reading gives you time to sit down, relax and clear your mind while learning.” The debate was held in the Media Center on Wednesday, Oct. 7 during B and C lunches.


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10.9.15 Chlorine Copper Ph Iron News 3 Mrs. Herald’s room 131 Near the Indiana flag Mrs. Bramlette’s room 102 Junior Hallway Mrs. Hobsons room 127 Principal’s office Photo by: Susan Jer rell Levi Elliot (12) and Tori Rone (12)examining the iron levels of water from various water fountains throughout the school. Ms. Cheatham’s room 116 Ideal drinking water 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .5 0 1 0 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FFA heads south for nationals { Katie Hunger Staff Writer } { Tests find SHS water to be “acceptable” Tori Rone & Levi Elliot Co-Editor-in-Chief & Business Manager } With the recent security and facility updates at Scottsburg High School, it seems as though our water fountains were forgotten. “I graduated 35 years ago. By just looking at some of the fountains, some look like the same ones I used in high school,” said Principal Ric Manns. Some students are concerned with the quality and safety of the water that comes from these fountains. “The school fountains are nasty. They even look gross. I definitely don’t drink out of them,” said Lauren Miles (10). Based on these concerns, The Booster decided to test the quality of the water in order to confirm or deny these allegations. Four different elements: chlorine, copper, pH and iron levels were tested. Our results concluded that the pH, iron and chlorine levels were satisfactory. However, a few fountains triggered more alarming copper results. Of the seven, three fountains had noticeable amounts of copper. Despite these find- ings, the levels were not out of range for safe drinking water. The high copper levels are due to stagnant water left sitting in the pipes. “None of the levels are out of drinking range. The copper may affect the taste, but it is nothing out of the ordinary,” said Deonna Puckett, chemistry teacher. Based on these results, Manns summed up his thoughts on the situation. “They [the fountains] are in acceptable condition. I wouldn’t say good, but acceptable.” Inconsistent numbers cause crowds { determined. “They are picked based mostly on departments. We try to keep the math Since the beginning of the current department, vocational and foreign school year, lunches at SHS have either languages together. The lunches have increased or decreased stayed about the same in size depending upon for past couple of years the lunch. During both give or take a few stuA and C lunch, there are dents,” said Hammons. significantly more stuAlong with crowddents than in B lunch. ed seating areas, lunch Students’ lunches are lines have gotten longer determined by their and take more time to fourth period teacher. get through. The largest During A lunch, over lunch is C lunch becaue 13 different classes have of the Prosser students students in lunch at this that arrive in the middle time, B lunch has ten and of B lunch. All teachers at C lunch has eleven. New Tech have A lunch so Photo by: Nicai la Mat a Towards the begin- While A lunch and C lunch are packed with students, those students that walk B lunch ning of the year also, (above) has fewer students in it. down for lunch are forced there were many schedto wait in those long lines ule changes which meant that more up extra chairs, and I think it’s a strug- and have a shorter amount of time and more students were getting gle to get good food if you’re late,” said to eat. This presents a problem for placed into mostly A and C lunches Sarah Thomas (10). those students because believe they pushing the space capacity almost Mrs. Keri Hammons, HSTW Direc- are rushed and feel like they don’t have past the comfortable limits. Whereas tor, commented on how lunches are enough time to finish their food. Haley Mullins Features Editor } in B lunch, there are so few it seems almost deserted to some students. One C lunch student commented on how they felt about how crowded the lunches were. “I don’t like having to pull Salad bar falls into place { Nicholas Hall Web Director } At the beginning of the school year, students were greeted with something new during lunch: a new salad bar that contained fresh salads and produce. After the implementation of the salad bar it quickly became quite popular among the students. And within a few days, students began to frequent it. “I really liked that we could pick out what we wanted” said Leatha Dension (12). While it did prove popular with the students, it did not last long. Since the salad bar took up space from the main lunch line, it quickly began to develop problems: Students were unable to get through the line, and eat in time before they had to return to class. Leigh Ann Peterson, District Nutrition Director, does not plan to let students go without salad for too long. Peterson ordered a kiosk that will become the stand alone salad bar. “One of my main goals in my position is to increase the options of healthy food students have access to,” Peterson commented. “My hope is that they [students] will try it after fall break once it’s more visible. 898 N. Gardner St, Scottsburg, IN 47170 812. 752. 3690 Elliott Auto FFA members will be heading to Louisville on Oct. 27 for the FFA National Convention. Twenty-eight due-paying members will be going with Caroline Vangosen, Scottsburg’s chapter advisor. Members will attend workshops, sessions led either by national officers or special speakers, and a career fair. A lot of the sessions are meant to be motivational and the career fair allows students to learn about different ag riculture businesses through meeting people who actually work in those areas. “A lot of kids are in ag because it’s a career tech program. They’re more focused on the career part than on going to college,” said Vangosen. Over the three days they are there, members will meet with chapters from all over the U.S. but Vangosen has specific plans to introduce them to chapters from Arkansas, Missouri and Kentucky. Ideas are shared for new projects and chapters discuss what agriculture is like where they are from. “They always come back with crazy ideas and I have to be like ‘bring it on in’,” said Vangosen. “Last year, while attending national convention we met a few wonderful people from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico,” said Isaiah Bromm (12). “I can’t wait to see who we meet this year.” Vangosen drove the handful of FFA members who went down to Louisville every day of the convention last year. This year they plan to stay in a hotel throughout the convention. “Last year, was my first year going,” said Sara Edwards (11), Co-Vice President. “It probably wasn’t the full experience because we had to drive back and forth, but it was still a ton of fun. During that time we really just bonded. They are definitely some of my closest friends. You can’t do that without really loving it, so you all have that common love for the organization as well.” “When we come back those kids will be a very tight nit group and they’ll form bonds that they didn’t expect to form. They’ll also be inspired to do great in our organization and talk to other chapters about what they’re doing,” said Vangosen. $2.00 off oil change with scsd2 student or staff ID


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4 Opinion M { without having to miss a club day. The idea of the interest-based advisories is great and we applaud the implementation, but we would like to see them scheduled on non-club days as well. Even if there are supposed to be plans for each advisory period, the teachers in the interest-based groups could cover the necessary information at the beginning so everyone can enjoy their activities after the work is done. Even though the HSTW advisories do not usually have plans, New Tech advisories differ. The teachers cover the required materials, and use the rest of the periods for relevent activities. For example, some advisories participate in quick community service projects and résumé building activities. If HSTW could follow suit in these activities or just take advantage of the interest based periods, it would be helpful. The Booster staff loves the idea of special interest-based advisory periods, but we would like the opportunity to experience them. We know avid club members will continue to attend meetings and thus miss out on this new activity. The amount of advisories where nothing is planned or done outweighs those that have well-carried out plans. Because of this, we believe interest-based advisories should be held every Tuesday and Thursday, rather than every once in awhile. 10.9.15 indful adeline } Success without college Madeline Parker Opinion Columnist Staff Editorial Clubs miss out on interest advisory In past years, the advisory periods at High Schools That Work (HSTW) were thought of as a waste of time by the students. While there were a few advisories with constructive plans, the majority resulted in a 30 minute study hall or gossip session. Of course, the administration had clear-cut instructions for most of these wasted days but depending on the teacher, the plans were often not carried out. This year, the idea of interest-based advisories was introduced. These include things like basketball, yoga, devotions, board and card games, hunting and many others. Each teacher signed up to lead a specific interest group, and the students choose which group they want to attend. While the majority of students experienced the change of wasted advisories to the interest-based meetings, many members of The Booster staff have yet to experience this glorious addition. Many advisory periods also serve as club meeting days, and so that is how many of our advisories are spent. The implantation of the interest-based advisories was meant to give non-club students something fun to do while others are out in club meetings. While this was a good idea, we at The Booster would love the opportunity to attend these new advisories Staff Editorial SHS has hardware, lacks software MacBooks have blessed the lives of all Scottsburg students for the past five years. They have been so much of a blessing that you would think the school would have already tossed out all textbooks and upgraded to eBooks. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Even in our 1:1 school, students are stuck toting out of date textbooks around. We at The Booster feel SHS should turn in the trusty old textbooks for updated eBooks we could access anywhere from our MacBooks. Students have the hardware, so why don’t they have the software? We understand that we are making use of the re- { vs. sources we already have but believe it is time to update our sources and go completely digital. This would alleviate the issue for anatomy students who rely on their textbooks for information but aren’t supposed to take them out of the class due to there not being enough books for all of the students. Advanced math students forced to carry heavy books back and forth to school would no longer have to do so every day. If we upgraded to eBooks all students could have access to the books they need, would never be able to leave them at home and would be saved the hassle of always carrying them around. In the long run, eBooks would make our lives at SHS easier. } Everyone has seen the graphs and statistics that show the grim outcome of non college graduates. Everyone knows that college graduates make more money on average, and are less tragically affected by unemployment than non college graduates. College, however, is not for everyone. It is not inherently necessary to go to college to be successful. James Altucher, from Business Insider, refuted many common beliefs about college graduation. Though the statistics show college graduates make more money, these statistics are not necessarily representative. Almost everyone since the baby boomer generation goes to college unless they did horrible in high school. Therefore, those people who went to college were intelligent and had a strong work ethic anyway. Altucher suggested a better study: take 2000 people who get accepted to Harvard and have 1000 of them not attend college. Then in 20 years see who made more money. Altucher predicts those who did not attend college would have more money because they would have had a head start on their career and not lose money to college expenses. The wage disparity between high school and college graduates is based more on their work ethic than their social and intellectual gains from college. Students who work hard and are successful in college are expected to and pushed very hard to go to college. Most people who do not attend college do so because it is not an option for them as a result of their poor high school performance. This demonstrates their work ethic and therefore it is not surprising that most don’t become extremely successful. Just because a student does well in high school does not necessarily mean they should attend college. If a student has a strong work ethic, they will most likely be successful in whatever they do, regardless of their degree. There are several respectable career paths that yield a good salary and do not require college. Choosing college and then choosing a career based on that is a misfortunate trend. Students should decide what they want to do, and only attend college if it is required or beneficial in that profession. This is not to say that hard work is the only thing that matters, or that a college education is not valuable. A college education benefits students by exposing them to other cultures and viewpoints. It is also a good way to transition from high school to the job market. But, if a person is relatively intelligent and has a good work ethic, he or she could absolutely be successful without college. With the growing need in the work force, those who bypass college would, statistically, have a better chance of acquiring a job. When it comes to the future, there is no right or wrong path. What does matter is an outstanding work ethic. 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 October 19, 2015 Volume 89, Issue 2 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 Arts & Entertainment Editor -Lindsey Boswell Co-Sports Editors -Emilee Davidson - Emily Howser Photo Editor -Kaleb Mount Business Manager -Levi Elliott Website Editor -Nicholas Hall Staff Writers -Kacie Calhoun -Katelynn Freeman -Katie Hunger -Nicaila Mata Sports Columnist -Alex Combs Cartoonist -Madeline Parker Adviser -Susan Jerrell


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10.9.15 Features 5 SHS is lovin’ it { Katie Hunger Staff Writer } October has finally arrived, and it has brought along the start of all-day breakfast at McDonalds. Not everything on the breakfast menu will be available all-day and options will vary at every location, but Scottsburg’s McDonald’s will be serving McMuffin sandwiches, hotcakes, breakfast burritos, cinnamon melts, parfaits, oatmeal and hashbrowns. Alex May (11), McDonald’s employee, said, “People come in all the time and try to order breakfast food during the day. This is supposed to bring in profit.” Those who may worry about their favorite breakfast items being cold and hours old can rest assured as all breakfast items will be made to order. Because of this, customers, no matter their order, may have to wait longer. Jaclyn Morguelan, New Tech teacher, isn’t bothered by the idea of waiting longer to get her McDonald’s breakfast. Instead she’s worried about it simply getting old. “I don’t necessarily like being able to get breakfast all day at McDonald’s because I think it loses some of its novelty if you can order it all the time,” said Morguelan. Sarah Thomas (11), as a busy student, is worried about wait times keeping her from eating at McDonalds. “We go there before games a lot and things are normally slow,” said Thomas. “I’m just worried it’ll slow things down too much and I won’t be able to get my food and get back in time.” “Breakfast food isn’t hard to make at all but making both at the same time will make everything take longer,” said May. “We did a prototype day. We had to split the grills between breakfast and lunch and it took a lot more time to make food.” An end date for all-day breakfast has not been announced. Photo by: Haley Mul lins Suzy Callahan (12) enjoys her McDonald’s breakfast in the morning before school in the commons. McDonald’s all-day breakfast started officially on Oct. 6, this past Wednesday. Tips and tricks to get away from tickets { Alex Combs Sports Columnist } While driving down the highway many things pass through a person’s mind. Whether or not to merge into another lane, how close to get to the car in front of you or any other various random thought. However, all that changes when a cop gets behind you and what was once a whirlwind of thoughts turns into one thought only, “don’t pull me over.” Everyone at some point will get pulled over for some reason, that’s not a question. The real question is what to do when you do get pulled over. Lo- cal Deputy and K9 officer Shawn Mayer shared his thoughts on some things that will help you when you get pulled over or things that will ultimately be your downfall. There are helpful tips to get you out of a ticket but nothing is sure-fire. There isn’t a magical list to do to get out of every ticket. “I will say 98 percent of the time I know what I’m giving the person before I get out of the car. I can’t really be persuaded, but attitude really does change everything, either for the better or the worse,” said Mayer. Ultimately just slow down and drive safe within the law and you will have nothing to worry about. Tips to avoid getting a ticket: -Don’t make any sudden movements and be polite -Cooperate with what the officer says. They are ALWAYS right. -Turn on flashers, slow down and pull off to the safest place (country road, company drive etc.) -Keep a good attitude and address the officer with “yes sir or ma’am.” Compound and crossbows compete in the woods { Alex Combs Sports Columnist } When October rolls around a lot of things jump in people’s brains. For some it’s the changing of the leaves, for others it’s the colder weather, but for the hunters out there; it’s deer hunting. Archery season rolled in on Oct. 1 and people are already swarming the woods, but the real debate is with what? The question of crossbow vs. compound has been tossed around ever since the legalization of hunting with the crossbow in 2013, but very few people actually truly know the differences between the two. Many feel like a crossbow is cheating because of the gun like design and the use of a scope. Crossbow hunter Ashton Vest disagrees with this statement however. “I do not think crossbows are cheating. They are equivalent to using a gun and still require skill to shoot. It’s not like you can just go out and kill a deer every time just because you have a crossbow. You still have to make a good an accurate shot,” he said. No doubt crossbows have their advantages. With new innovations they’re getting more and more affordable and their added accuracy also adds extra range. However it’s not all good. Crossbows are much heavier than a compound bow which causes problems in itself. “Crossbows are really big and can get in the way. I’ve shot both and I personally prefer a compound bow because that’s what I have been using for years,” said Zach Tolbert (11). Compound bows also have their advantages. Unlike crossbows, they are light and compact which makes them easier to carry through the woods. They also take a lot less maintenance than a crossbow which means you can use them more often with no problems. They also have all the same feet per second (FPS) than a crossbow which means they have the ability to shoot just as fast. Whatever you decide to use this fall just remember to be responsible with it, and make sure to always be safe. Medical Arts Pharmacy Coffees Cappucinos Slushies More . . . (812) 752-4226 10% Senior Citizen Discount Family Prescription Records Friendly Knowledgeable Staff Computerized Prescription Service Steve Johnson-Pharmacist


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6 Features 10.9.15 Put Your Name Here How to represent yourself with a résumé { Levi Elliott Business Manager } From work to college and even to recommendation letters, everyone seems to require a résumé from high school students. SHS requires a Preparing for College and Careers class that covers résumés extensively. However, many students completely forget how to make a résumé as soon as their grades get finalized. Students may not realize that there are several types of résumés that can be used. Two types will affect high school students, according to Business teacher Tamah DePriest. The first résumé type is a functional résumé. This focuses on pointing out abilities instead of work experience. Many high schoolers will use this résumé type because they do not have as much work experience. The main category to include on this résumé would be a skills section. The second type commonly used is a combination résumé. This still highlights performance abilities but also throws in some work experience. No matter what, make sure that the résumé you turn into work is clear and concise. To the right is a template for a combination résumé. email address line (make sure the email looks professional) Street address Phone number Objective: Include your objective. This means to put what you are applying for and why you want this position. Education: School Name, City/State Include any important academic information, such as GPA Graduation date (or when you should be graduating) Work Experience: Position, Company Dates of Employment (when you started to when you finished) • Talk about you work experience • State what you job entailed • Make yourself sound valuable Position, Company Dates of Employment (if still employed put end date as “-Present”) • Maybe you’ve held two jobs, make sure to include anything that makes you look desirable to your intended audience • However, do not use anything that wouldn’t somehow relate back to the job you are applying for. This is just extra information that they won’t appreciate Skills: Other: Computing: Thanks to SHS, we are all proficient with Apple programs, which is a definite plus to include on your résumé If there is anything else you have done that you feel makes you stand out from other candidates, put that information here Make sure that any name or email you place here is professional, don’t use emails from 6th grade or that you don’t regularly check. You may have to make a new one. Work experience should be related to what you are applying for. Also, if you only worked somewhere for a couple of weeks then quit, it should not be included in your résumé. Always remember to have a PDF version of recommendation letters on file. If the résumé is online, make sure to complete all of the required areas along with as many non-required as possible. This will bulk up your résumé and set you apart from others. What is something your education classes didn’t prepare you for in the classroom? “I wasn’t really prepared for taking on the task of classroom management. I was also not very prepared for the freshmen and how they would act in my class.” - Mrs. Deona Puckett “The one thing you can never prepare for while training in college is the parents. They’re all completely different. Something you as a teacher might think is obvious is not so obvious to a parent, and they think you’re mistreating their child.” - Mr. Ryan Matheis “Discipline issues, definitely.” - Mrs. Melinda Hobson “I don’t think there’s any way, really, to prepare someone until they’re standing in front of their own classroom.“ - Mr. Jason Bagwell { { } Emilee Davidson Co-Sports-Editor } Awareness for October underdogs } { Emily Howser Co-Sports-Editor The unofficial color that represents October is definitely pink. During the month of October we see NFL players, buildings and landmarks across the world clothe themselves in pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Past pink landmarks include the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, Niagara Falls, the Harbor Bridge in Sydney, Australia, Constantine’s Arch in Rome and nearly all of downtown Atlanta. However, what about all of the other illnesses and disabilities that are represented during the month of October? “Everyone knows that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But I didn’t even know that there were other illness recognized during October,” said Karli Sipe (9). National Down syndrome Month, also recognized in October, is represented by a blue and gold ribbon. One in every 691 babies in the the United States is born with Down syndrome, making it the most common genetic condition found in babies. Approximately 400,000 Americans have Down syndrome and about 6,000 babies with Down syndrome are born in the United States each year. During the month of October, the world celebrates people with Down Syndrome and gives a “shout out” to their abilities and accomplishments. “Down syndrome is commonly looked over during the month of October. Most people don’t even know that it is recognized,” said Kim Megher, mother of Bo Megher a two year old with Down syndrome, and cancer survivor. Spina Bifida, also called split spine, is a birth defect in which a developing baby’s spinal cord fails to form properly. It is a congenital defect of the spine in which part of the spinal cord and its meninges are exposed through a gap in the backbone. It often causes paralysis of the lower limbs, and sometimes mental handicap. Represented by a blue and teal ribbon, Spina Bifida is, yet another, serious condition that is overlooked by other illness during the month of October. “I don’t even know what Spina Bifida is let alone when it is recognized,” said Alivia Lyle (9). There are so many health and disability conditions that are overshadowed by a dominant medical issue. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and breast cancer is a serious issue. However, disabilities and health conditions such as Down syndrome, Spina Bifida and all of the other recognized issues are just as important. Be aware of awareness month Kaitlyn Freeman Staff Writer Distability Awareness month in October isn’t just about breast cancer. This month is used to raise awarenss for all disabilities with special weeks throughout the month. Here are a few:


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Arts & Entertainment 7 10.9.15 Families feud to avoid wiping out on Jeopardy { Madeline Parker News Editor } Everyone has seen game shows and thought, “I would be so good at that!” Most people move on and leave the game shows to strangers, but it is actually fairly easy to register and possibly participate in one of those shows. Every show is different as far as how to audition and who is eligible to participate. Family Feud is on the Game Show Network (GSN), and it involves two families, each with five members, competing to guess the most common answers to a survey. They recently hosted auditions in Louisville, but the next upcoming auditions are in Denver, CO on Oct. 24 and 25. In order to be eligible for Family Feud, families must have five members related by blood, marriage or legal adoption (Parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc.). There is no age requirement, but due to the content of the questions it is recommended that contestants be at least 15. Jeopardy is a quiz show hosted by Alex Trebek. To get on Jeopardy, the first step is to take the online test at There are separate tests for adults, college students, teens and children. The next available test date for adults will be in January 2016, and the test for college students is on Oct. 6, 2015. No dates have been announced yet for teens and kids, but people who are interested in participating can continue to check the jeopardy website for upcoming audition dates. If a contestant performs well on the online test, they will be asked to audition at a local testing facility and have a personality interview with producers. Wipeout is aired on ABC. Contestants must make their way through an extreme obstacle course for a $50,000 grand prize. Contestants must be at least 18 years old to be eligible, and since the show involves rigorous physical activity, the casting directors look for physically fit contestants. To audition, contestants must send in an interesting video. Although the odds for getting on game shows aren’t great, it is always worth a try. Orange is the new app } { Kaitlyn Freeman Staff Writer Photos by: Lindsey Boswel l Madison Lighthouse Restaurant requires a short walk down a fairly steep wooden walkway. The restaurant itself was located directly on the water, which provided a beautiful view of the Ohio River and the surrounding banks. Restaurant shines a light on Madison } { Alex Combs & Lindsey Boswell Sports Columnist & Co-Editor-in-Chief Review Though Downtown Madison has several cozy cafés and romantic restaurants, the Madison Lighthouse Restaurant is not one of them. Situated along the Ohio Riverfront, this casual eatery had a beautiful view, interesting atmosphere and good food. When we first walked up, we were surprised to find a long wooden walkway leading down to the restaurant. Though it looked a little iffy, we trusted the infrastructure. We sat ourselves and chose an outdoor table right along the river. This may at first sound romantic, but the loud atmosphere, crowded room and sticky floors made what could be a truly romantic moment into a casual, yet pleasant, lunch. The four waitresses hurried between tables, occasionally stopping to check on their customers. Our waitress was very pleasant and efficient; she promptly asked our orders, brought our food and checked on us when she thought necessary. When one of us ran out of a drink, though we didn’t want a refill, we were asked several times. This was a little much, but at least she was concerned rather than ignored us. The menu wasn’t very big, but the offered entrees were basic foods such as chicken tenders and hamburgers. The prices were affordable at about $10 a meal. Each meal came with coleslaw and french fries, which added to the casual atmosphere of the restaurant. While sitting next to the river, we were able to see the main attraction: the pets of the Madison Lighthouse Restuarant. All around us, people were throwing bread and french fries overboard, just to have a team of ducks swarm the little piece of food. Occasionally when the ducks couldn’t get to it soon enough, a few large catfish jumped at the chance for extra food. The Madison Lighthouse Restaurant was a good time. The service and food were average, but the pretty view of the Ohio River and its inhabitants made the trip worth it. If you like reading, there is a little orange app by the name of Wattpad that could be at your fingertips right now. This app is available for your mobile iPhone or Android, and you can also read or write on your computer. Wattpad is an app for not only readers, but aspiring authors who want feedback on their work. Created in November 2006, it has come a long way. Along with having many users, the interaction that takes place with the readers and the authors is abundant. Readers can post a comment on each paragraph that is written, allowing the author to see feedback or opinions on their story as they write. Authors can post an announcement on their board for everyone that is following them to see, and their fans can reply back. Readers can also keep track of their favorite author on Wattpad by becoming a “fan,” which means they will receive an email each time the author updates their story. Wattpad’s newest app feature includes syncing the app with iPhone notifications. You can pull your notification bar down, and the app keeps track of how many reads you have on your story, who has favorited it, how many comments you currently have on your story as a whole, what you’re currently reading and how many pages you have left to read. There are over 20 genre choices on Wattpad to choose from. Katelin Weir (11) said, “I like that it has a lot of options. It’s not like going into the library and seeing the same books over and over again. There’s always new books being written; it’s never the same.” Among the most popular genres is fanfiction. Fanfiction is the most talked about genre on Wattpad right now. Fanfiction, is fiction written by a fan of a singer, character from a TV show or a book, etc. Anna Todd, a fanfiction author herself, just had one of her works from Wattpad published. Her novel had over a billion reads. When you think about scrolling through your news feed on Twitter, maybe think about scrolling through a novel on Wattpad instead. Drug Store and Soda Fountain 120 W. McClain Ave. Scottsburg, IN 47170 (812) 752-2021 Dr. Woolbright Jr., DDS “Known for Our Gentle Touch” (812) 752-5555


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10.9.15 8 Arts & Entertainment Free family movie night features Monster House { Nicaila Mata Staff Writer } Gamers steam over machine What educational app do you use? { Although most people don’t realize it, the Scottsburg Main Street hosts family movie nights every third Friday from April to October. The last movie scheduled for 2015 will be Oct. 16, and will be held on the Courthouse Lawn, located in the center of Scottsburg’s square. There will be a large projector screen set up that will dictate where visitors should sit. April Ramoni, secretary of Scottsburg Main Street, said, “It is always a fun time and I enjoy going.” The movie is free to the public, because Scott County State Bank sponsors the event. The movie shown on Oct. 16 will be Monster House. Most of the movies are “G” rated so it is appropriate for children. Even though it is children/family oriented, the Main Street members encourage people of all ages to attend. “I went a few years ago and it was fun. The movie was a cartoon like movie, so it was geared towards children and families. It was pretty cool because we could buy food and stuff,” said Kameron Hollan (12). The movie will begin right after dark. It is suggested to bring lawn chairs and blankets to be comfortable while watching the movie. Several vendors from around the square are usually present. They offer food and usually some food specials for the visitors. Stay up to date with what is going on with Scottsburg Main Street by visiting their Facebook page or their website Ramoni also suggested looking The Giveaway around April to avoid missing the next round of family movie nights. Lindsey Boswell Co-Editor-in-Chief } { Nicholas Hall Web Director } Ever since gaming became a part of daily life, a debate began to rise up: Which is better? The console or the PC? Valve is about to further deepen the debate with its own creation: The Steam Machine. Steam, an online platform that provides games for PC, Mac and Linux users, began to talk about a console of its own since 2012. Steam began to hint about it for the last few years, and finally gave it a name the Steam Machine. The Steam Machine is a console, but a desktop computer in one. Or, basically, a computer that is slimmed down to about the size of a normal console (a PS4, or Xbox One). However, the hardware inside is insanely more powerful than the average console on the market right now, Valve (the company behind the Steam Machine) hinted to Engadget. Steam Machine is running a custom-made operating system made by Steam, labelled “SteamOS” that is geared towards games that it releases on its own platform. As of now, the Steam Machine will be released on Nov. 10 of this year, and the prices will vary greatly. Multiple manufacturers are planned to release their own version of the Steam Machine with different hardware that will determine how much power it will have. “I use Google Drive because of the easy communications.” - Kyle Hicks (9) “I use Dropbox to save all the files I need off my computer.” - Hannah Heil (10) “I use Google Docs when I’m at work or lunch and I need to work on a paper.” - Brandon Visetchaisri (11) “Google Docs because then I can use my phone to work on things. - Abbey Lakins (12) Education is appsolutely mobile driven } { Lindsey Boswell Co-Editor-in-Chief Technology is a large part of today’s education system. With that being said, it is not always reliable. To quote the great Debbie Horine, former SHS English teacher, “Technology is a great and wonderful thing…When it works.” In a perfect district every student would have internet access, devices would always connect to the internet and students would have the responsibility to keep the devices charged. Unfortunately, this is not always the case at SCSD2. In this situation, mobile apps are relied upon to get the job done. “I use different mobile apps for school work because I don’t have internet access for my computer at home but I do on my phone,” said Suzy Callahan (12). Google Drive is a user-friendly app that provides the same abilities as the desktop version. Because it is an internet-based app, any work done will sync between devices. “I use the Google Drive app when I’m on-the-go and need to type something,” said Grace Hicks (11). Canvas  and Echo  are not the normal social media apps everyone has downloaded, but they can be useful to have. They can be used to follow up on grades or look at assignments. For the students that write papers on their phones, it can also be a simple way to submit assignments.  “I can’t connect to the internet when I leave school and my computer dies a lot. When this happens, I use the Google Docs app to type my assignments and the Canvas app to turn them in,” said Sidney McDonald (12). Evernote is a note taking app that many SHS students use. It wirelessly syncs to all devices, so the mobile app holds all of your notes. It can be easier to access notes through the small mobile device rather than getting out a MacBook. Both Apple and Android devices can add web pages onto their home screens. Websites like the SHS homepage or Harmony can be helpful to have easy access to. Most SHS students have access to smartphones or tablets, so downloading the aforementioned mobile apps can be worthwhile. Teachers do not like the “I don’t have internet access at home, so I couldn’t download the assignment” excuse, because they know good and well most students could access the assignments if they really wanted to. Experience the cheap thrill this fall Local aunted ouses } { } { a battle, I was finally able to squirm my way out of his grasp. However, I was lucky enough to get some sweat as a souvenir to take home on my shirt. As the leaves change and weather gets colder, the Not all experiences are bad when it comes to highlight of fall for many returns. Numerous teenag- haunted houses. Sometimes the memories have ers, myself included, spend hundreds of dollars on nothing to do with the attraction at all. the cheap thrill that haunted houses provide. Wheth“When I went to Field of Screams, I barely even reer you are searching for an activity for the week- member the scarers at all. All I remember was how end or genuinely my friends were litwish to be scared, erally pulling stalks “As we were going through a room, one haunted houses of corn out of the of the scarers was banging a metal pipe are sure to foster ground to hit me along the wall. Long story short, the guy memorable experiwith,” said Shae ences. Henson (12). hit me in the face with the pipe. I had a “Last year, I Others, howevbusted lip.” went to Industrial er, are true thrills - Emilee Davidson (11) Nightmare with seekers and base a group of my each experience on friends. As we were going through a room, one of the sheer terror they experienced. the scarers was banging a metal pipe along the wall. “The absolute best haunted house I’ve ever gone Long story short, the guy hit me in the face with the to was probably Fear Fair in Seymour. The part pipe. I had a busted lip,” said Booster staff member, where they split the boys and girls up is definitely one Emilee Davidson (11). of the scariest memories I have,” said Sydney HigginI, too, have had a less than pleasant experiences botham (12). with Industrial Nightmare. A few years ago I was corWhether you’re interested in the scare or the exnered by a very large, shirtless man. After a bit of perience, haunted houses are sure to entertain. Tori Rone Co-Editor-in-Chief Emilee Davidson Co-Sports-Editor H { } Fear Fair: Location: Seymour Cost: $20 or $25 for fastpass Open: Fri. and Sat. 8pm-1am and Sun. 8pm10pm until Oct. 31. Industrial Terrorplex Contains: Four attractions - Industrial NIghtmare, Dementions, Infected and Carnevil 3D. Location: Jeffersonville Cost: $20 for two and $30 for all four Open: Thurs. and Sun. 8pm-11pm and Fri. and Sat. 8pm-1am until Oct. 31. Danger Run Contains: A driving, clue solving scavanger hunt that leads visitors to three haunted houses. Location: Lousiville Cost: $20 Open: Thurs. and Sun. 8pm-10pm and Fri. and Sat. 8pm-1am until Oct. 31.


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10.9.15 9 Jock Talk A moment with the athletes A sport scorned Boys’ Volleyball gains popularity despite adversity { Haley Mullins Features Editor } { Kacie Calhoun Staff Writer & Nicaila Mata Staff Writer } Photo By: K aleb Mount Photo By: Haley Mul lins Sam Waymire {Senior} {Has played soccer for 3 years} {Position- Mid-field/ Goalie} Bradley Whitler {Sophomore} {Has played football for 6 years} {Position- Quarterback} Q. A. Q. A. In your opinion, what is the best part of being on the soccer team? For me, the best part of playing soccer is being goalie. When I save a ball it is the best feeling ever. At what moment in your soccer career have you been most proud of your team. I have made a lot of good memories playing soccer. However, I think the moment when I was most proud of my team would have to be when we came together at the match against Corydon. Q. A. Q. A. What is your favorite memory from playing high school football? My favorite memory from playing football here at the high school would be winning our first game last season. It was an amazing experience. What do you enjoy most about playing football? I like the physicality of football and I like getting to know the players and bonding with my team. Here at SHS sports are a common pastime. While a vast majority of the sports here have their guy/girl equivalent: boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ tennis, boys’ and girls’ basketball and so forth. One sport that is offered here that does not have a male equivalent is volleyball. Boys’ volleyball is not a new concept and has been around the country for several years. The main reason why it’s not offered is not because of the lack of interest, but because it isn’t considered a sport by the Indiana High School Athletic Association. “We offer every IHSAA sanctioned sport besides gymnastics,” said SHS athletic director Al Rabe. IHSAA does not recognize boys’ volleyball as a sport in high schools today. If there was a large amount of interest and several schools in the surrounding area wished to add it to their sports repertoire the principals would have to meet and work together to get it approved. Many students at SHS have expressed an interest in boys’ volleyball and wondered why it isn’t offered here. “I think that having boys’ volleyball at SHS would be an interesting way to get others involved in activities that wouldn’t normally join,” said Isaac Everett (11). Not only do guys have an interest in participating in volleyball but girls have expressed an interest in watching it as well. “Having boys’ volleyball would be fun to watch and different than watching the girls play,” said Jayla Helton (12). Boys’ Soccer More swag needed } { Kaleb Mount Photo Editor Roadhouse USA Restaurant At 5-8-2, the Warriors’ soccer team finished out its year on a disappointing note. They were defeated 3-0 by Seymour in the first game of sectional. The team did not meet its goal of balancing its wins and losses columns, but Coach Jason Carter said not everything about the season was a bust. “We’ve had our ups and downs but we have taken this as a learning year and have grown every game. This team better than others has gelled together. In the past we’ve had individuals that like to play as individuals. This team when there are 11 guys on the field, we are a unit,” said Carter. Both Coach Carter and sweeper Casey Smith (10) noted that inexperience has been a weakness for the team. Six underclassmen and two juniors have started for varsity. “We’ve played a lot of teams that are fundamentally more swag than we are and it’s hard to compete because we are so young,” said Smith. Carter said that the most frustrating part of the season has been the team’s hit-or-miss nature. “We’ve had a lack of consistency. One night we’ll put together a lot of great things with passing and shooting. We’ll put a lot of balls in the net. Then the next night, it will be the complete opposite,” said Carter. Striker Kameron Hollan (12) said that in some ways, the team has exceeded expectations. “It’s been a little bit more rough than I expected but not as bad as some others expected,” said Hollan. The team seemed optimistic about the program’s future. “Right now we’re starting six underclassmen and two juniors. They’re getting valuable experience learning in the war. Also, we have a huge middle school program where we will bring up 22 middle schoolers in the next two years. The future looks bright as long as we can keep learning day to day,” said Carter. 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 Photo By: K aleb Mount Striker Kameron Hollan (12) played against the North Harrison Panthers. They were defeated 1-6 against the eventual Mid Southern Conference champions. Fine Food and Spirits Full Service T.V.


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10 Sports Girls’ Golf { 10.9.15 Hoosier state tourneys differ from others In and around Washington D.C., athletic conferences govern spheres of influence. Schools from outside D.C. are included in the District’s conferences. The Indiana High School Athletic Association Matt Michael, a senior who lives in Washington, said sanctions 10 boys’ sports and 10 girls’ sports. These that athletic conferences there depend on the type sports represent a variety of interests, from soccer of school. to basketball to gymnastics. While the IHSAA may “The WCAC is a big Catholic school conference. be more than adequate for the high school athletes The ISL is for private schools. The DCSAA governs of Southern Indiana, regional public schools,” said Michael. quirks and differences cause IHSAA sports Michael said that in D.C., Girls: the IHSAA to look skimpy com- Boys: the most popular sport depared to other state athletic Baseball pends on Conference. Basketball associations. “Football is popular in the Basketball Cross Country WCAC, but among ISL schools For example, in the neighGolf boring state of Ohio, the Cross Country the most popular sport is OHSAA sanctions field and ice Football probably ultimate frisbee,” Gymnastics hockey. These are both sports Golf said Michael. Soccer nearly unheard of in Southern Stephen Moore, a senior in Softball Indiana. In Michigan, skiing is a Soccer North Carolina, said things difSwimming winter sport. fered quite a lot from Indiana Swimming The largest state in the Tennis to his region. Tennis union, California, offers many “Around here football is Track Track unique sports through their definitely the most popular,” Volleyball California Interscholastic Fed- Wrestling said Moore. eration. Badminton, water In Southern Indiana, the polo, and girl’s wrestling stand out. It is worth noting most popular sport is basketball. However, even withthat California is among a surprisingly small amount in the state there are disagreements on the matter. of states that sanction boys’ volleyball. Colorado is In the big schools of Central and Northern Indiana, unique for sanctioning “spirit,” or cheer, as a sport. football is a much bigger deal than in our own region. Kaleb Mount Photo Editor } Girls’ Soccer Photo by: A lex Combs Eliza Mount (9) takes a practice swing before teeing off on hole 8 at a home golf match. { Team anxiously awaits next season Alex Combs Sports Columnist } For most sports it all comes down to inches. Whether that is coming up a yard short on a run or hitting a ball 3 inches foul. This is especially true for this year’s girl’s golf team. Led by senior captain Madeline Parker, the Warriorettes only missed moving onto regionals by a mere 9 strokes. “I had mixed emotions. I was mad, because I could have done better. But I was so proud of all the girls because we shot better than our average,” said Danielle Sanders (11). The girls did have one golfer move on, however. Parker placed second overall, only missing first by one stroke. She participated in regional on September 26th. She fell short on advancing from regional, but she is glad to have had the experience. “I wasn’t expecting to advance past regional; I was just glad I made it as far as I did. I didn’t play my best, but I was still proud of my overall score. I was a lot closer to moving on than I expected,” said Parker. As a whole, Coach Bob McGannon was happy with the season. “I saw improvement in each and every one of the girls. They improved their averages, their golf etiquette and they became all around better golfers,” said McGannon. The team is excited for next year and McGannon had this to say about losing his only senior, “Madeline has just been around the game for so long, she is someone who consistently has a low score each and every winning match. She is tough to replace, but the hopes are that the others girls will improve to bring our average back to the same point as it was this year. Any senior is hard to replace. You always wish you had them back, but that’s part of the game.” Sophomore Hannah Heil had this to say about next year. “I am excited for it already. Golf is a great game that I really enjoy and I know that as long as we work hard we have the potential to be good next year,” she said. Photo by: K aleb Mount Photo by: K aleb Mount During the senior night game against Charlestown Taylor Stewart (12) sprints to the ball. She scored a record tying five goals in the game. Mara Colson (11) dribbles with the ball as she tries to score for the Warriorettes. The end score was 8-2 with Colson scoring one goal against the Lady Pirates. Warriorettes persevere into sectional Team bouts with injuries throughout season { Emily Howser Co-Sports-Editor } At 8-5, the Warriorettes are proud of how far they have come considering all of the injuries they have had on the team this season. With many girls injured the team is feeling the loss of their teammates. Earlier in the season freshman Hali McGlothlin had a concussion, but she has been released. However, seniors Taylor Stewart and Jacky Valencia both have concussions that have restricted them from playing. Stewart was out for both the Warriorette Cup games, and Valencia received her concussion at the first Cup game resulting in her being benched at the second for her safety. All of the girls will have to be careful while playing the rest of the season to avoid re-injury. However, there are a few Warriorettes that are playing through their pain. Junior Sara Edwards and sophomore Katie Horstman are both still playing through their injuries. Edwards has trouble with her hip but is pulling through, and Horstman is still playing with an ankle injury that she sustained during their Cup match. “Honestly, it sucks having to sit on the sidelines. I would rather be helping my girls win. I hate sitting and watching the girls become exhausted and you just have to sit there knowing that you can’t go in because you are injured,” said Kayla Ray (10) who is sitting out with a torn leg muscle. With numbers down during the Jeffersonville game, held on Oct. 3, the Warriorettes played 11 girls with no substitutes. Even with no subs, the girls held strong with a 0-0 tie against the Jeffersonville Red Devils. “We might be out some players but we still pull together and play our hardest,” said Sam Waymire (12).


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10.9.15 Volleyball Sports 11 Cross Countr y Photo by: Nicai la Mat a Juniors Alex May and Noah Sebastian and freshman Jalen Cumbee prepare to take off in a home meet. Goals set, goals met Photo by: A lex Combs { Nicaila Mata Staff Writer } In the conference match against the Eastern High School Muskateers, Annie Noble (9) makes a serve during the varsity match. The team fought in a five set match where Scottsburg won the first set, but fell during the next two. After a comeback in the last two sets, the team pulled out a win. Loss of setter causes litte setbacks { Alex Combs Sports Columnist } The Warriorette volleyball team is nearing the end of their season and are setting themselves up for success. With a current record of 17-6 the girls feel that this year has been a successful one. “We have had our ups and downs all year, but we always fight and for the most part we have a pretty good record,” said Kasen Mount, 12. Of these ups and downs, one of them has to be considered the injury of junior setter Emma Waskom. After breaking her hand in the middle of the Austin game, she continued to play and help her team pull out a win against our rivals to the north. Unfortunately after that match, she went on to miss the next 8 games, during which the Warriorettes record dipped to 5-3. During this time, both Leah Hunefeld (10) and Annie Noble (9) stepped in to the setting position while Waskom recovered. “It’s really frustrating knowing that I can’t do my part to help out the team and to know that I’m missing out on playing games with the seniors,” said Was- kom. Waskom was able to return Saturday Oct. 3 in a three way match with Crothersville and Switzerland County. The Warriorettes won both of those games by a deciding margin. Head Coach Dj Zipp also had this to say about Emma’s injury, “As a long time coach I have been through this a few times. What I have to do as a coach is keep everyone’s spirits up and help us move on. We have been preaching that we still have a season to play; we need to move on. Other people have stepped up their game which will help us in the long run.” Though they know it will be tough the Warriorettes have high hopes for conference and sectional. Currently standing at 4-3 in conference, the girls are hoping to win out the rest of the season and finish third. “We are hoping to finish well in conference for sure, and as for sectionals it’s going to be hard. We have some good teams in our sectional but we’re a good team too, so as long as we keep our attitudes up and do our best, anything can happen,” said Mount. Cross country is starting to come to an end with only a few more meets to go. The team is starting to pick up the pace and starting to improve in their meets. With only three meets to go the team is buckling down and pushing through and trying to break their times. Savannah Fettig (9) has been running since her 8th grade year. She likes the silence there is with running it allows her to be alone with herself and just relax. “My mom is my biggest motivation. She tries her best to come and support me,” said Savannah. She doesn’t bother keeping track of her races, but if she had to guess she would say about 40 races. “I hope to break my personal record before the end of the season,” said Fettig. Derrick Pruske (10) has been running since he could run. “Running is one of my favorite things to do,” said Derrick. Derrick’s motivation and main goal is going pound for pound with a 3.1 mile being under 18 minutes. His best time right now is a 20.56 and he hopes to improve. Caleb Beswick (9) has been running since about the fifth grade and his best time is a 21.38 and hopes to improve. Beswick said his best experience during running is helping a girl who was hurt cross the finish line. “My motivation is to just stay in shape and push through,” said Beswick. His main goal for this year is to break 20 minutes. The team’s main goal is to meet each individual runner’s goals. Athletes push to play through injuries { Kacie Calhoun Staff Writer } Most athletes have been injured at some point in time, whether it be a serious injury or a minor injury. Athletes need to make sure to stretch all their muscles and warm up. They need a healthy diet, and they need to make sure to drink a lot of water and rest. If athletes feel pain at some point in time during a practice, game, tourney, etc. they need to allow their coach and/or trainer to inspect it. Josh Mihalik (12) is an expert on sports inflicted injuries. He has had a total of five injuries while playing sports. Four of these injuries are from football and one of these injuries is from basketball. The four from football include a torn trapezius muscle, a torn hamstring, a broken hand and a severely bruised bicep. He broke his foot while he was playing basketball. Mihalik has in fact played through the pain. He played all football season with a broken hand and a torn hamstring. “Most of my injuries were ignored. I didn’t really care at the time,” he said. While Mihalik is used to having injuries, Emma Waskom (11) is not. She recently broke her hand while playing volleyball and it is the first time she has ever broken a bone. Waskom said, “My hand was numb and I felt little pain.” She was out of commission for three weeks and on Sept. 23 she was cleared to attend practice but will need a brace. Athletes and any active person needs to be aware of any injuries. It can prevent serious injuries and complications in the future. When athletes feel any sharp shooting pains during physical activities, they need to immediately stop. “If an athlete comes in to see me I will evaluate them to try and find a diagnosis,” said Bradley Tabeling, SHS Athletic Trainer. ical to make sure nothing is wrong before participating in your sport. Tips for playing through the pain 1. Always get your yearly phys2. One of the most important 3. things to remember to prevent injury is to stretch and warm up before every game or practice. To treat general sports injuries, use the PRICE method: protection, ice, compression and elevation.


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12 Sports 10.9.15 Boys’ Tennis A lex ccording to Team swings short of sectional { Lindsey Boswell Co-Editor-in-Chief } in the tournament,” said Roberts. This season, every player had his own “shining moment” according to Roberts. For Caleb White (11), this was especially true. Finishing with the same record as the team, he also won his position in both invitationals the team played in. “I had a decent season this year, but I’m looking forward to having a better one next year,” said White. Coach Roberts is also looking forward to next season, saying that he can’t wait to see how the team members improve their game by then. “We have to take advantage of the off-season. If our guys wait until open courts in July to play, they will not improve. I have extremely high expectations for the team next season; we have a very strong group of juniors that will be seniors next season. If our guys dedicate themselves to improving their game, we could be one of the best teams in Southern Indiana,” said Roberts. { Empty Ethics Alex Combs Sports Columnist } The topic of ethics in sports has tried to be answered time and time again and it usually comes down to this, there aren’t any. This rings true especially at the big name D1 schools. We all know the scandals, whether it be paying players or having affairs, all through the country college coaches are participating in unethical behavior. Let’s start with fan favorite, Louisville head basketball coach, Rick Pitino. Pitino has a head for the game, but that doesn’t excuse his off the court actions. In 2003 the head coach was accused of having sex with a random woman he met in a restaurant and later paying for this woman to have an abortion. While at first, many thought of it as just a rumor, it continued to grow until Pitino, having a wife and five children, actually admitted to having a sexual encounter with this woman and also admitted to paying for the abortion. Despite this, Pitino is currently employed at the university. The real worry in Louisville, however, is their “new” football coach Bobby Petrino. It all started in 2001 when he left the Jaguars to become offensive coordinator at Auburn, all without telling his fellow coaches that he would not be returning. After one year at Auburn, he left for Louisville, only to eventually go behind their backs to interview for the head coach job at Auburn. Despite all this, in 2006 the Cards gave him a 10 year contract extension which he is on the record saying “I also wanted to make sure that everyone understood - and I know I’ve said it - that this is where my family wants to be and where I want to be.” It raises questions as to why just a year later he, again, went behind Louisville’s back to get a head coaching job for the Falcons. This didn’t last long, however, as in 2007 he resigned halfway through the season via a note to his players and eventually finds his way back to Louisville. Petrino is also currently employed with Louisville. These coaches are all prime examples of coaches who should have been let go, but weren’t because the colleges were more worried about winning than they were their coach’s character. Coaches are to be held to a different standard because they are role models to players. If coaches can’t behave ethically, their win loss record shouldn’t matter. Photo by: Madeline Parker Before a conference match Jordan Shuler (12) warmed up with teammates. The Warrior tennis team’s season came to a close last week, after falling to the Brownstown Braves 1-4 in the first round of sectional. Finishing with a 12-3 record and a second place finish in the Mid-Southern Conference, the team still looked at the season as a success. “We finished with a good record and good placing in conference. Even though we didn’t win sectional and conference like we have the past two years, we had a decent season,” said Mason Noble (11). Though the team did not advance in the sectional tournament, Isaac Everett (11) moved on individually in the #1 singles position. Everett got the buy in the next round of the singles tournament and played in Bloomington North on Wednesday. “Our sectional was not a good day for us. We didn’t have our ‘A’ game and it really hurt us. Isaac played well and was our only winner. We are hoping that he can continue to advance Photo by: Haley Mul lins During the Scottsburg Warriors vs. Rock Creek Lions game, three players tackle an opponent to prevent them from earning yards to score a touchdown. Scottsburg later went on to win the game at 52-26. Football Consecutive wins boast team confidence we’ve been waiting to see,” said Mullins. “It’s a good win as far as comparing us to another first year program.” Mullins said that the game started Despite shortcomings, the footwith a dismal defensive effort. Until the ball team is where it needs to be third quarter, Switzerland County was according to Coach Kyle Mullins. At able to rush past the Warriors for sev2-2 in varsity games, the first season eral yards. has been full of highs and The Warriors beat Switlows. Overall, I’m pleased with where zerland County in overtime “Overall, I’m pleased we’re at as a program and I’m after coming back from a with where we’re at as a 13 point deficit. With a final program and I’m ready to ready to take the next step. score of 41-40, the entire take the next step,” said Kyle Mullins, Head coach game came down to a sinMullins. gle extra point. Kicker CaQuarterback Bradley sey Smith (10) said that it was a heatWhitler (10) also commented on the field 52-26 blow out, the Warriors traveled to Switzerland County for a hard- ed match-up. state of the program. “It was back and forth the whole “I think that we are starting out fought contest. game. It was really a good Friday night “It told us to fight through adversity well and we will only keep getting contest,” said Smith. better. We have had a good season,” and keep grinding. It was a rainy night. Mullins said that the next step for Just keep pushing until the very end. said Whitler. the program will be a victory over a Whitler said that the highlight of I think after the game I saw a level of team they are not expected to beat. his season was the first varsity win closeness between our players that Kaleb Mount Photo Editor { } { of this season. “It was nice to beat Rock Creek for the team’s first varsity win,” said Whitler. Mullins said he was proud of the team for becoming the first since 1978 to boast two consecutive varsity wins. After taking down Rock Creek in a home }



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