Spyglass: Volume XX | Issue VI | April 2005


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JOPLIN HIGH VOLUME XX, ISSUE 6 April 18, 2005 INSIDE MAP Madness:IN THIS ISSUE Page 3 CLUBS Page 4 TEEN PREGNANCY SEN20I0O5RS Pages 7-10 Pull out section BASEBALL Page 15 An April tradition Amanda Clemons Staff writer The staff of Joplin High School urged students to prepare for MAP testing, which was held April 5, 6, and 7. Sophomores took the Math portion of the MAP and the juniors took the Communication Arts test. Teachers helped prepare students by giving them problems that are similar to ones on the MAP, such as essays, comprehensive reading, and constructed responses. Students helped themselves prepare for the MAP by studying the subjects they will be tested on, eating a healthy breakfast and sleeping well so they could do their best on the test. “It is part of the ‘landscape’in the age of education accountability,” said Dr. Sachetta. How well a student performs on the MAP affects both the student and the school. The school can earn “accreditation,” which colleges look upon favorably. “Students take MAP tests for several reasons. First, it is helpful for individual students to know how their scores compare to the other students across the state,” said Mrs. Gardner, “It also helps our school focus on the same content that other schools in the state are emphasizing. Then our school’s accreditation rests in part on the success of our students on the MAP.” Incentives to do well are directed by the students. A committee meets yearly to discuss the rewards for students taking the MAP. Previously, taking the MAP, students have been awarded with pizza parties and prizes to students who do exceptionally well on it. This year, all students who took the map got free pizza and pop. Many different ideas and proposals may change the MAP in the future. “ Next year Science will be added to the list of areas tested. Students will be tested on Math, Communication Arts, and Science in the spring of 2006,” said Mrs. Day. “The help and support of the students for MAP preparation and actual testing is very much appreciated. Doing well on the MAP is in the best interest of everyone in our school and community. We are currently a “School of Distinction” which makes others take notice of the quality of Joplin Schools,” said Ms. Kruse. Joplin Eagles Baseball On The Web www.joplinbaseball.com -Profiles -Stats -Scoreboard -Photos


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PAGE 2 MEET THE STAFF SENIOR ISSUE 2005 Spyglass staff 2004-05 Seniors: Scott Hasty, editor-in-chief; Kari Twombly, photo editor, Holly Robertson, staff writer Scott Hasty is a senior at Joplin High School. He plans on going to MSSU after graduation and then attending MU to major in journalism. His hobbies include BMX, reading, writing and hanging out with his friends. His favorite movie is “Gladiator” and his favorite CD is “Shinedown, Leave a Whisper.” As Editor of Spyglass Scottʼs favorite part of newspaper is that it is a chance for him to be a part of the decision making of his readers. Scottʼs ideal job would be for the San Diego Tribune or the New Yorker. Kari Twombly is a senior at Joplin High School. Her favorite movie is “Little Women” and she likes oldies music. Her hobbies include antique shopping and reading. Her favorite class is Band and favorite food is pizza. She is a member of band, PALS, and A+. She is photo editor and writer on the Spyglass. She was born in Joplin. Her favorite place to vacation at is Mackinac Island in Michigan. She has won 1st and 2nd place at Media Day at MSSU. She is nervous about graduating this year. “It is scary to realize we will be going out into the world and Iʼm scared all my friends will go to different places, but itʼs good to get out of high school,” said Kari. Holly Robertson is a senior at Joplin High School. Holly is a staff writer for the Joplin High School Spyglass. She enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, and watching movies in her spare time. Her favorite movies include musicals and anything with either Jimmy Stuart or John Wayne in it. Hollyʼs preferred music is country or 60ʼs style. Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks top out Hollyʼs favorite musicians. Any kind of math class is Hollyʼs preferred class at JHS. After graduation Holly will be attending MSSU. Junior Sam Littiken, co-editor of Spyglass, plans on attending Mizzou or MSSU after graduating from high school next year. He enjoys all of his classes except for math. When not at school, Sam indulges himself in playing video games, and baseball, and can often be caught listening to his favorite bands -- Linkin Park, Green Day, and Incubus. His hobbies are playing the drums and being involved with anything theatre related. “Small like a baby” Shemaryah Parker is a person filled with lots of character -- and wise cracks. She knows how to make a person smile by being sarcastic or not saying anything at all. As Ad Manager of the Spyglass, this type of communication comes in handy when dealing with possible ad buyers. Shemaryah enjoys shopping at American Eagle and Hollister. In the summer she loves the sunshine and outdoors while canoeing. Her favorite movie is “Breakfast at Tiffanyʼs,” and one of her favorite actors is Audrey Hepburn. Amanda Clemons is a junior who participates in Band, ROTC, and is a staff writer for Spyglass. “Band is my favorite, because itʼs fun to play the xylophone.” Some of Amandaʼs out-of-school hobbies are watching movies, playing video games, listening to music, and going online. She likes scary movies, and listens to techno and alternative rock music, especially Linkin Park and Good Charlotte. Her plans for after High School are going into the Air Force for two years, then to become involved in public relations. She has plans of moving away from Joplin. “I want to live in Japan or maybe California.” Brenda White, Faculty Advisor “What a great group of kids! It was a terrific year!”


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SENIOR ISSUE 2005 AROUND JHS PAGE 3 JHS CLUBS J-Crew Fri. 7:30 a.m. @ A119 Book Club 1st Tues. 3:15-4:15 @ library Nat'l Honor Society 1st Tues. 7:20 a.m. & 3:10 p.m. @ Room D106 Future Business Leaders of America 1st Fri. 7:20 a.m. @ Multi-purpose Room Quiz Bowl Monday after school @ CC105 Math League Wed. 7:30 @ B217 Lunch Bunch Thurs. lunch 1st A115, 2nd CC102, 3rd B217 PALS 2nd Friday 4th/5th hr. @ West Central Elementary STUCO officers Fri. 7:30 a.m. @ B207 STUCO Tues. 7:20 @ B207 ROTC Drill Team Tues. @ JROTC Room JROTC Color Guard Wed. @ JROTC Room JROTC Study Hall Tue., Wed., Thurs., 3:00-4@ JROTC Classroom B-11\ FCCLA 2nd & 4th Wed. after school @ D112 Tri-M Music Honor Society 2nd & 4th Tues. 3:15 @ F102 FCA/FCS Wed. 7:20 @ Auditorium International Thespian Society 1st & 3rd Tues., 3:15 @ F103 Chess Club Mon. 3:15 @ A212 Prom Committee Every other Mon. 3:15 @Multi-purpose Room Student Voice 2nd Wed. of each month If you have additions or updates on clubs information, please contact Ms. White in Room A218 or any staff member. Senior Pull-out section Pages 7 - 10 Band Geeks TGeoxnaesWTirlidp! 2005 Photo by Scott Hasty Spring Break was an exciting time for the JHS Marching Band when they went to San Antonio, TX and Dallas, TX for their annual big trip. Each band member raised $550 through a variety of fundraisers and individual activities in order to attend the trip. The band went to Sea World, Hard Rock Cafe, Medieval Times, to the famous San Antonion Riverwalk, and the Alamo during their 5-day stay in Texas. student corner “Brandon” Your “forever” Seemed to dissolve In just a few short months. Whatʼs worse is that This isnʼt the first timeIt wasnʼt just this once. Can you tell me Why you left To throw away all our dreams? I guess the world On the outside Really isnʼt what it seems. Iʼve had some time To reflect The love I thought I knew; Iʼve come to realize Itʼs not you I want To say the words “I Do.” Youʼre not enough, I want more; Something you canʼt give. Something that Youʼd never dreamA dream your just not in. -Kimber Gibson The work of art students at JHS is displayed in front of the library. The display was put together by art teachers of JHS as a way for students to show off their work. Dear Mike, Iʼd like to apologize to you. I got you involved ion something that had nothing to do with you, and all you did was sick up for me (like brothers do best). Even after all that I gave you, nothing but you getting in a fight with friends youʼve had since the third grade, for this I owe you my deepest apologies and greatest gratitude. Sincerely, Tosha Freeman


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PAGE 4 EDITORIAL SENIOR ISSUE 2005 Teen Pregnancy: A Risk of Epidemic Proportions Scott Hasty a parent, he realizes he needs to get a job while Although not impossible, it’s right up there in his academics will have to take a back seat since that category. Editor-in-Chief his child’s life is on the line. And, knowing he When most teens are unprepared for re- cannot raise a child alone, he calls the would- sponsibility of this level, the real question is can It happens to people you wouldn’t expect. be mother, telling her that they have to tell their it be stopped? Teens have heard it before and For most teens, it is an unexpected surprise. In parents. She hardly hears him over her own will continue to hear it again until they are in the culture of today, it is an almost inevitable tears. their twenties. The most obvious answer is ab- experience in any teen’s life. The epidemic is This type of scenario isn’t true for all stinence. It’s the only sure way to know she’s called teen pregnancy. No matter the person, it teen pregnancy situations, but is a very close de- not pregnant. effects every teen. piction of the worst that can happen. For many But in this world of choice and freedom, So why is teen pregnancy so common? teens, the pressure is just too much. It’s a rare teens also have the right to have sexual relation- Experts blame it on the high sex content found teen that can take the news of teen pregnancy ships. This is the part where teens again hear in things such as television and movies. Students lightly and be prepared financially, socially, the second most common mantra in this sub- blame it on peer pressure. Parents blame them- psychologically, and academically for an unex- ject—“Safe sex”. Having safe sex is better than selves. Whatever is to blame, the consequences pected baby’s birth. having unprotected sex, unless you’re planning that can result from a teen pregnancy can make Ask any parent and they will say that rais- on being a mother or father. or break a teen’s life. ing a child is no easy task. The time and dedica- It’s almost inevitable that every teen will It starts when a teenage girl finds she’s tion it takes to raise a child is almost unthink- encounter a situation involving sex. The key is pregnant. No one can likely describe the confu- able. These words come from an adult, when all to be smart about it, whether it is through ab- sion that she must feel when she sees the color teens know about hardship and responsibiliy is staining or safe sex, and to not get yourself in a pink on her pregnancy test. Then, her thought the world filtered through the care and of love situation that not only you, but also your partner process goes from confusion to nervousness. from our parents. So can a teen raise a child? and, even possibly, your child may regret. The obvious questions arise. She wonders-Will I be a good mother? Will I be able to raise Editor’s Note- WEll, this is it... my last editorial. For all those who gave me ideas on what to complain about-- thanx. For all those who read, praised, criticized, opposed, a healthy child? etc., etc.- all i can say is it made me a better writer. for three years i have been respon- The nervousness then turns to fear. She sible for this page and have enjoyed having my opinion and yours printed on it. And so, wonders-- What will happen when I tell my i leave my last words on this page with this... Everyone is entitled to their opinion, no baby’s father? When I tell my family? Friends? Will I ever have a normal life again? matter the stance, and to have that opinion be heard. Never let anyone tell you any different. Thanx for Reading. - Scott Her thoughts make her feel helpless, as if Image and concept by Mike Reefe. www.politicalcartoons.com she’s alone in the world. All she can think about is contacting the biological father. Rather than face him one on one, she makes a phone call. He answers, smiles at the sound of her voice, hears the news, and the smile is gone. He panics. He looks around to make sure know one has overheard the conversation. In- side he is fearful, but he tells her not to worry. He says he’ll take care of everything. He hangs up the phone. Breathing heav- ily, he runs up to his room, locks his door, and wonders how this could have happened. Was he really the biological father? He knows it to be a stupid question when he’s the only one she’s been with. Realizing this, haunting thoughts plague his mind. He too wonders what his family and peers will think. Wonders what this will do to his life. How can he face them, knowing what they might say?


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All work & no play... Holly Robertson Staff Writer Many students debate having a job or waiting to start working until after their high school experience. Some students, however, already have jobs. Anyone under the age of eighteen is considered a child and therefore theyʼre are restrictions on the jobs he or she may be seeking. Anyone under the age of eighteen is restricted from working hazardous jobs. Such jobs include working with explosives, logging, operating power- driven machinery, meat slicing, and many other jobs that are dangerous. Anyone under the age of eighteen also cannot serve or handle liquor that may be consumed in the store. Students who are fourteen or fifteen have a limited amount of options for jobs. A person may bag or carry customerʼs orders. They may help with ground maintenance and help with clean up. Other jobs include working in the kitchen, waiting on n tables, or office work. They may not work in any , hazardous jobs. Fourteen and fifteen year olds have - more restriction on hazardous jobs then a sixteen or , o y seventeen year old. Thatʼs why it is harder to find a job. Anyone under the age of fourteen may work for a parent, deliver newspapers, perform household chores, do yard work, baby-sit, or perform in a theater. The work hours for anyone under the age of sixteen are restricted. A person cannot work more than three hours on a school day, or eighteen hours during a school week. They cannot work more than eight hours on a non-school day, or more than forty hours on a non-school week. There are also restrictions on when it is possible to work. A person cannot work before 7:00 am or after 7:00 pm, except during the summer when someone could work until 9:00 pm. There are many benefits of a student who works. As a McDonalds employee who works around 32 hours a week, Sara Curry (05) said, “Working helps you learn how much hard work it takes to achieve the thing you want in life. It also gives you a since of pride when youʼve worked hard to get where you are.” As a Chuck E. Cheese employee who works around 20 hours a week, Vicki Burleson (05) said, “When someone works they learn responsibility, and they become experienced in the work force. You also make friends with people “As a waitress at Lotus Garden, it can get tiring running back and forth all the time, but itʼs okay because at the same time Iʼm getting exercise and making money.” -- Carly Nguyen (ʻ05) who arenʼt your age, and experience new things. And you learn to take directions from people who arenʼt your parents.” Many students, who have jobs, believe that their job interferes somewhat in school. Burleson said, “With my job, sometimes itʼs hard to get all my homework finished. It can also be difficult to fit in school activities on the weekends with a job.” Expanding on the belief that a job can interfere with school Curry said, “You donʼt always have time to do your homework. And when you get off worked your tired. You arenʼt always able to do your homework, because youʼre so tired.” Many students who do not have a job want a job. Sarah DeMint (05) said, “I would like to work, than I would have more money to spend. It would be nice to have extra cash, so I could buy things whenever I wanted and I wouldnʼt have to ask for money.” Vanessa Harvel (07) said, “I want to work so that I donʼt have to take money from my mom. I would also have cash on me, and itʼs fun to have money.” There are benefits of not working. DeMint said, “A benefit of not working is that I have a more flexible schedule.” Harvel said, “I have more time to do my homework and to hang out with my friends.” The idea that working interferes with school is not agreed on between DeMint and Harvel. DeMint said, “I do not believe working would interfere with my schedule, because I stay very organized and on top of things. I would always make school come first.” Harvel said, “Working would interfere with school, Photo by Holly Robertson because I would have to work after school and thatʼs when I do my homework.” Many students need to work for the money. Burleson said, “I work for the money. I need to save for my college experience.” Curry said, “I work so that I can save up money to move out of my house, and so I can pay for college.” Money is a big issue when it comes to working and the future of many students. There are restrictions on working for anyone under the age of eighteen. There are also many benefits and disadvantages of having a job when youʼre a student. Anyone who is looking for a job may keep in mind the advice of Vicki Burleson, “Do not get a job unless you are ready to take on the responsibilities. Because when you take a job and quit, you are a disappointment. Do not get a job if youʼre going to quit or are not ready for a job.” “Working at the Joplin Street Diner helps me learn responsibilities for the future.” -- Charlotte Reed (ʻ06) Photos by Holly Robertson


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PAGE 6 STUDENTS photos contributed by Mrs. Collins Pictured are the NEO JHS Math League award winners. The Math League had a very productive day during the event and won at least 15 awards in several competitions. SENIOR ISSUE 2005 PALS along with others work for bond issue On Saturday April 2nd P.A.L.S, along with many other JHS clubs, teachers, and principals spent the day walking around Joplin. They were encouraging others to vote “Yes “ on Tuesday the 5th, in hopes that the $28,000,000 bond issue would pass. Even though it did not pass, the students and faculty were still glad that they tried their best. London Paris Rome 2006 Informational Meeting Monday May 2 7:00 p.m. Brenda White’s house Stop by A218 for directions W (10) (15) I (20) N (30) G (40) S (50) (100) $ 5.50 $ 7.75 $10.00 $14.50 $19.00 $24.00 $45.00 Available in Mild, Hot, Suicide, Honey, Season, Cajun, & Lemon-pepper (Includes carrot or celery, roll, and dressing 1301 Broadway, Joplin Party Trays Available! 625-1333 Dine-In / Carry-Out CATFISH DINNER $6.50 Hours: Monday - Thursday (Includes fish, slaw, fries, & hushpupies) 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.-Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday ONLY Bar B.Q. Ribs & Pull-Pork Slab $18.00 Slab Dinner, 2 sides $20.50 Rib Sandwich, 2 sides $8.00 Pull-Pork Sandwich, 2 sides $7.00 Specialty Sauces & Rubs $1.00 Sides: Okra, Baked Beans, Season Fries, Potato Salad, Slaw Open til 10:00 on Friday and Sat.! NEWSPAPER COUPON EXPIRES MAY 18, 2005 Clip this coupon and get 10% off 30-piece wings! CATFISH SANDWICH $3.75 PORK CHOP SANDWICH $4.25 JR. BURGER $2.00 JUMBO BURGER $4.00 Bacon . . $.50 Cheese. . .$ .25 Season Fries Potato Salad Corn Nuggets Fried Okra Cole Slaw Hushpuppies (6) $1.50 $1.50 $1.75 $1.75 $1.25 $1.50 Dessert Extra Dressing or Roll Can Drinks Bottled Water Sweet Tea Refill $.50 $2.00 $ .50 $ .70 $1.00 $1.25


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SENIOR ISSUE 2005 COLLEGE INFO - SENIOR 2005 PAGE 7 Applying to colleges and applying for scholarships MILLION DOLLAR DOOR!!!!!! 1. When applying to colleges and for scholarships, Some teachers it is a good idea to make practice copies of your decorate their applications. Remember, it is better to make a doors with dif- mistake on a copy rather than the original. ferent seasons 2. When requesting letters of recommendation, it or holidays, is an excellent idea to have a resume ready and but not Mrs. readable for those who are recommending you. Teachers and counselors may know you in class, but they rarely follow you outside of it. Resume formats are covered in Communication Arts IIA classes. Resume formats can also be found on the computers in the Internet Lab and Mac Lab. 3. Pay attention to deadlines. Give recommenders plenty of time to write letters of recommendation for you. People who grant you a recommendation, do so on their own time. Don’t be surprised if some recommenders ask you to write your own letter of recommendation, and then check it over to see if they agree or want to add to it. 4. Give recommenders a reason to want to Stausing! She has dedicated her door to the seniors who have been accepted to colleges or universities or who have won scholarships. The door as became known as recommend you. Your behavior in your classes, The Million your work ethic, and how you present yourself inside and outside of the classroom reflect on how people feel about you. Teachers and counselors Dollar Door because the scholarships take recommendations seriously. They will not all together recommend students who present themselves total up to be unfavorably. Recommendations reflect them as more than well, and they do not want to stand behind people 1 million they feel are not deserving. They do not want to be dollars! responsible for recommending a poor candidate for a college or a scholarship. Some people will not recommend students who do not waive their rights to see what is being written about them. Select only those people with whom you are sure will Scholarships & be within income range based upon taxable parental income and family size. No cost. See your counselor favorably recommend you. Most will let you know if they have reservations recommending you. 5. Provide recommenders with the actual part of the application that states recommendations are required. This way, they will know exactly what you are applying for, and they can tailor the recommendation to fit the need. Also, provide Contests 2004-2005 1. The University of Texas at Dallas: The Eugene McDermott Scholars program offers a yearround, four-year program of education and enrichment that virtually covers all costs. Must have an ACT of 32 6. EF Global Citizen Awards: Seniors may apply by writing an essay. Additional information is available at Global Citizen 7. The American Legion: Several different scholarships are available. Student applicants must be a descendant of a veteran with at least ninety days active service in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, who received an Honorable Discharge the recommenders with addressed and stamped and be in the top 5% of class. Information at University for such service. Go to Missouri Legion for more envelopes. It is not their responsibility to pay for the mailing of your letters. 6. Remember, it is your responsibility to see that you have done the right things in preparing the paper work for college and in applying for of Dallas 2. The American Dream: Students write a 250 - 500 word essay based on the topic: How does your American dream compare to that of your parents? Enter online at Campbells Dreams 3. Webster University: A+ seniors may apply for information and applications. Deadline is April 20, 2005. 8. Lion’s Club: A local scholarship for seniors. Asks about public service 9. Meek’s Building Center Student Scholarship Program: Scholarship is valid only at scholarships. Teachers and counselors are happy to assist you, NHS Scholarship Winners Kaitlin Hoover Amy Guernsey a $1000-$2000 scholarship. ACT must be 21 or higher. This scholarship is renewable. Deadline is May 1, 2005 4. Christopher Columbus Essay Contest: Students grades 9 - 12 are eligible 5. St Louis University: Sophomores and juniors who do well in math and science may apply if they State Fair Community College for the A.A.S. degree in Building Materials Merchandising. More info online at Meeks 10. SMSU Precollege Summer Academy: Juniors with a “B” average may apply and if accepted will receive college credit tuition free. Deadline is April 28,


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PAGE 8 Y not plan now for Project Graduation Amanda Clemons Staff Writer Seniors graduating from high school will have the opportunity to go to Project: Graduation. This will be held at the Joplin Family Y on West 32nd Street on May 15 beginning at 9pm. Project Graduation is a school oriented lock-in where graduates can participate in fun activities and win money. Everyone who attends will receive a T-shirt, cash and the chance to win more prizes. Project Graduation is funded by donations and fundraisers, and the cost of Project Graduation is $5 per student. Transportation from the Joplin High School will be provided; seniors are not allowed to take their car to the Y. Items students should bring include a swimsuit, towel, camera, and a cell phone. Food and entertainment will be available all night until 3:00 a.m. At 3:30 a.m., seniors will return to the high school where attendance gifts and door prizes will be given away. In order to receive the attendance and door prizes, seniors must stay until the end of the party. SeniorSENIOR 2005 FEARS Compiled By Holly Robertson and Kari Twombly SENIOR ISSUE 2005 “I donʼt know what is going to happen after graduation. Iʼm afraid things in life will go down hill after high school.” Stephanie Burch “Iʼm afraid of all the responsibilities that go with becoming an adult.” Kristin Pratt “Iʼm afraid that I will not succeed in the subject I want to major in, and then I would not be able to get my dream job.” Carly Nguyen “Iʼm afraid of living on my own after graduation.” Emily Ford “Iʼm afraid that I will never be able to see my friends after high school.” Marli Polon “What I fear as a senior is taking the ACT and using that score to get into college.” Faith Mason “Iʼm afraid that the transition from high school to college will be difficult.” Stephanie Allen 2005 Joplin High School Senior Banquet April 25th at 7:00p.m. Butcher’s Block Banquet Center 499 W. Fountain Road $15 per person


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SENIOR ISSUE 2005 COLLEGE BOUND PAGE 9 When you need money for a worthy cause: College! Kari Twombly Staff writer There are four months left in the 2004-2005 school year. That may seem like a long time, but for JHS juniors and seniors, their college years are fast approaching. Two big worries for pre-high school graduates are: scholarships and financial aid. “The best source of information for scholarships is at the school [you] are applying to.” Stated guidance counselor, Mrs. Smith. “Contact schools interested in, apply for those, and in addition, check our schoolʼs [scholarships.]” In order to find scholarship information at JHS, there are three ways. (1) Check the small grey filing cabinet to the left when you first walk in the guidance doors. (2) Check the bulletin board across from the guidance office. (3) Check on the high school website www.joplin.k12.mo.us. Another website that my be helpful to a college and/or scholarship search is www.fastweb.com Mrs. Day stresses the importance of applying for scholarships. “You can only borrow so much money from the government for financial aid. You canʼt just borrow what you need.” The money is due to the college the 3rd week in September, so you should apply for scholarships to meet the amount of money you have left to reach. In order to get a low interest loan, the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms must be turned in after January once tax returns are over with. It is recommended to fill out FAFSA forms online. “They want students to fill out FAFSA electronically. Both students and parents need separate pin numbers. Go online to find out your number immediately in January, so you can fill out FAFSA when your tax returns come back.” Said Mrs. Day. Go online at www.fafsa. ed.gov for more details. For further information on college, go to your guidance counselor. Keep on Track!!! College Checklist Clip it! Keep it! September ____Choose three or four schools interested in. Request applications. ____Search for private scholarships (Web and Guidance Office.) ____Pick up ACT or SAT packet from guidance office-complete registration. ____Compile list of school, community, church activities involved in and leadership roles. ____Create calendar of deadlines for admissions, scholarship and financial aid applications and test registrations. ____Talk with instructor about the possibility of earning college credit from class (FTC.) October/November ____Apply to schools most interested in. ____Request financial aid information. Review application procedures/deadlines. ____Schedule campus visits/tours. ____Attend college/career night. ____Continue to search for private scholarships. ____Work on essays for scholarship/school applications (JHS students see Mrs. Myers.) ____Talk with college representatives when they visit your school. December/January ____Collect completed letters of recommendation. ____Send college admission applications. ____Schedule campus visits/tours. ____Obtain the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from high school counselor, FTC Student Services Office, college financial aid office or on the Web located at www.fafsa.ed.gov. ____Complete federal/state tax returns for use in completing FAFSA. ____Talk with college representatives when they visit your school. February/March ____Meet all financial aid deadlines. ____Respond to requests for information from admissions or financial aid offices. ____Register for Advanced Placement tests. ____Complete articulation agreements. ____Schools will begin sending acceptance and financial award letters. April/May ____Select a school and notify admissions office. ____Notify schools not attending. ____Pay the required deposits for enrollment and/or residence hall. ____Contact school financial aid office for loan applications, if necessary. ____Request that final high school transcript is sent. June/July/August ____Contact admissions office to verify that all needed information is complete. ____Follow all instructions from school regarding admission and financial aid. ____Attend orientation programs when offered. ____Pre-register for classes for fall semester.


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SENIOR ISSUE 2005 FRANKLIN TECH Ms. FBL to You Scott Hasty Editor-in-Chief On February 23, 2005, the Joplin High School Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, went to the District Competition held at Carthage. The future business hopefuls did well throughout the day winning several awards. Competitions included written tests on Business Concepts, Interviews that mimic real world situations, and more. “Iʼm very proud of those that went,” said Mrs. Kristi McGowen, business teacher and an FBLA coordinator at JHS. “It was good day filled with many challenges that the JHS FBLA did well in. We were up against twenty other schools throughout the competition.” Among those honored at the District competition was senior Jessica LaMar, the FBLA president of JHS. She was “crowned” Ms. FBL, the most prestigious award of the competi- tion. The FBLA will be going to State in Columbia, MO where close to fifty schools will be competing. “Weʼre looking to do very photo provided by Kristi McGowen well at the Columbia competition,” Jessica LaMar (ʻ05) is seen with the awards she earned said McGowen. “Itʼs going to be throughout the District Competition, Feb. 23rd, 2005. a day of fun. Hopefully, it will be Among her achievements was being made Ms. FBL. more than just that. What we are looking to do in FBLA is to help promote business hopefuls into making it in the business world. That is why we are called the Future Business Leaders of America.” PAGE 11 Meet The Senior Twins Scott Hasty Editor-in-Chief Jeff Smith (ʻ05) You may recognize this guy from several pep rallies, or just from running into him in the hall every once in a while. His name is Jeff Smith, and is a senior of JHS. In his spare time he enjoys the simple pleasures in life. An avid basketball player, he also enjoys hanging out with friends and taking his girlfriend out to eat. Jeff loves action packed movies with a lot of humor involved, his favorites include Top Gun and Joe Dirt, which he describes as two American classics. He loves listening to the antics of Ben Stiller, and plans on attending Mizzou after high school. He plans on majoring in Broadcast Journalism. “Ten years from now I see myself as very successful, surrounded by women, and having a pool full of money—just like in Duck Tales.” Jill Smith (ʻ05) Shemaryah Parker Staff Writer As a senior at JHS, Jillʼs hobbies include Volleyball, Showchoir and Drama. Her favorite movie is Billy Madison, a comedy which reflects Jillʼs personality as aways ready to have fun. When asked what she thought was the best thing about having a twin, her response was, “We have a much closer bond than most sibilings have”; the worst thingis, she says, “ People are always telling Jeff how much hotter I am than him.” But Jill still enjoys having Jeff around, “We have lots of fun”, said Jill about herself and her brother. “One of my best memories would have to be making the extreme Jello commercial; that was pretty fun.” Jill plans on going on to attend college after graduating from high school this year.


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summer 2005PAGE12 SUMMER FUN Holly Robertson Staff Writer The summer of 2005 is arriving quickly. Students, waiting for the school year to end, think of what they will do over vacation. Some students have trips planned over the summer. Students, who have trips planned for the summer of 2005, are traveling near and far for their vacations. Katie Hicks (05): “My family and I are going to Yellowstone, and maybe the Grand Canyon.” Heather Soat (05): “Iʼm going to my grandmotherʼs house in Venice, Florida this summer.” Jessica Jensen (05): “Iʼm going to England for a senior trip with Caitlin Allen and Amy Guernsey, and then my family and I are going to drive to Florida for our vacation. Weʼre not quite sure what weʼll do when we get there, but most likely weʼll hang out on the coast.” There are many things to be done on summer trips. Students tell what they have planned for their summer vacation. Jensen said, “Weʼre going to be sightseeing, shopping, and every other tourist thing to do in England. My family and I will most likely go to the beach in Florida.” Hicks said, “Weʼre going camping. My family is really into nature.” Soat said, when we get there, weʼd first look at the alligator that lives in my grandmotherʼs community. The community has a huge pond, and in the middle of the pond thereʼs an island. An alligator lives out on the island, and we always go to look at it sunbathing. Iʼll probably go shopping and to the beach a lot. The beach has tons of crabs, theyʼre fun to watch. Weʼll probably eat out a lot too!” Students are looking forward to special events they will be experiencing on their summer vacation. Soat said, “Itʼs cool to see how people drive in Florida, everyone drives fast! I think, SENIOR ISSUE 2005 though, hanging out with my grandmother would be what Iʼm most looking forward to. But the beach and shopping are fun too! Hicks said, “I canʼt wait see the wild life and to sleep outside. It will be lots of fun!” “I want to go to England because the price is reasonable, and itʼs a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Itʼll probably be a very very long time before I ever go back to Europe after this trip. I would love to see Stonehenge in England, but I donʼt think thatʼs on the itinerary. Iʼm just looking forward to seeing everything I possibly can see. Iʼll be taking rolls and rolls of pictures. As to Florida, my family loves water and the beach is always so relaxing. It seems like every other year we find a nice stretch of sand to lounge on. My family has always been fortunate enough to travel within the country, and a couple of times abroad. Our family vacations are very special, because they bring us together and give us all a chance to renew our bonds. Also, they have helped me to appreciate my situation in life, other ways of doing things, different cultures, and the world around me in general.” IN THEATERS MAY 2005 N **SUMMER STUDENT O SAVER** Present this coupon at the box office and RT receive a H $2.25S DISCOUNT T any adult movie ticket at any show time A after 6 p.m. only on any day R 1 201 N. NORTHPARK LANE 4 (Behind the mall in Joplin) one coupon per ticket coupon void if altered or copied must be an original newspaper print to be valid EXPIRES June 18 ,2005


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SENIOR ISSUE 2005 Be Cool Shemaryah Parker Staff Writer Streetwise mobster-turned-movie producer Chili Palmer is back, but this time Chili has abandoned the fickle movie industry and veered into the music business, tangling with Russian mobsters and gangsta rappers and taking a talented, feisty young singer named Linda Moon under his wing. From the recording studio to an Aerosmith concert to the MTV Music Awards, he manipulates events to watch them play out the Chili way, using his signature blend of wiseguy skills and negotiation tactics. Itʼs a dangerous business, and everyoneʼs looking for their next big hit. ENTERTAINMENT PAGE 13 To Hell and Back Again and Again sure that DMC 3 is a sequel to remember. Graphically, itʼs all about experiencing the full Scott Hasty Editor-in-Chief on assault of Dante in Devil Trigger mode beating up all the demons that haunt DMC 3. DMC 3, does have its choppy moments, but what can you expect when you are trapped in a corner and Devil May Cry 3: Danteʼs fighting all out trying to save yourself Awakening- A tale about the son of from a dozen different enemies? Sparda, a rogue demon who turned If youʼre up for a challenge look on the demon world in order to save no further than DMC 3. Its full of the human race. His sonʼs name is enough tough bosses, hidden agen- Dante, a half- human half-demon das, and unlockable secrets to keep creature walking in Spardaʼs foot- you busy for hours, if not days. Un- steps—to save the human race once like in DMC or DMC 2, DMC 3 re- again from the demon world. quires actual strategy to get through In the game it is the playerʼs the level. job to stop Danteʼs older brother Virgil from reopening the portal between the human and the demon image from images. google.com With an intense story line and fighting, and mysteries that leave you begging for the answers, a rendezvous world, which Sparda had closed with hell is the least of your problems once before, saving the human race when you must save the world once from a demonic domination. again from demonic domination in Devil May Capcom has gone a long way to make Cry 3. “Say Hello To Good Times” Jimmy Eat World “Futures” Sam Litteken Co-Editor In 2001 Jimmy Eat World released the smash album simply titled “Jimmy Eat World”. The album included the song “The Middle” which stayed on the Billboard Top 40 charts from March to December in 2002. The question is could Jimmy Eat World do just as well with their new album “Futures”. The answer is an overpowering yes! The first song released was “Pain”. The song reflects a metaphor about how he is addicted to someone who does not feel the same way about him. Jim Adkins and Tom Linton display their amazing guitarist abilities throughout the song. The chorus also shows off drummer Zach Lind keeping strong beats along with Rick Burch at bass. The most recently released song, “Work”, is one of the greatest on the album. The song itself flows almost like a relationship. The beginning is a slower, more cautious rhythm and it gets stronger very obvious, the story is about the narratorʼs love for someone he works with and that the relationship is rough and falling into a rut, and he wants to change it. The title track “Futures” is a political song. The main focus was the November election. The song talks about difference in opinions and that if it is not discussed and changed that there is no futures. The song was intended to bring more people to vote and make a better future for America. “Futures” has a driving, energy in the cords of guitarists Adkins and Linton that immediately captures oneʼs attention. The album “Futures” is a great CD and has little to no restrictions. The styles vary so much from song to song, showing off so many talents of the boys of Jimmy Eat World. So if you like faster, more punk styles or a calmer, more rhythmic songs Jimmy Eat World covers it.


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PAGE 14 ONCE UPON A TIME ... IMPOSSIBLE THINGS ARE HAPPENING EVERY DAY THEATRE TO PRESENT “CINDERELLA“ The story is as old as time. Cinderella is one of the greatest fairy tales ever told. On, May 5, 6, and 7 the Joplin High Theatre Department will bring the magic to the stage. The village is alive with excitement, as it has just been announced that the Prince (Jeff Smith ʼ05) is giving a ball to find a bride. All the women in the kingdom wish for the Prince to pick them as his princess. Cinderella (Megan Armstrong ʼ05) only dreams of going to the ball, as her stepmother (Shayla Leatherman ʼ06) and stepsisters, Portia (Liz Arnold ʼ06) and Joy (Jill Smith ʼ05), prepare for their meeting with the Prince. All the while Cinderella dreams, the Prince actually dreads, along with the King (Cort VanOstren ʻ07), the ball that the Queen (Autumn Osbourne ʼ06) has planned. Both decide they will go through with it, but wonʼt enjoy it. The night of the ball comes and after her stepmother and stepsisters leave for the ball Cinderella gets a visit from her godmother (Becky Gooch ʼ05). The godmother seems just a little unusual, until Cinderella makes a wish to go to the ball. Then the magical powers of the Godmother are revealed. Four mice become four white horses, a pumpkin changes to a carriage, and Cinderellaʼs rags become a beautiful gown. At the ball Cinderella is warned not to stay out past midnight, by her godmother, and the Prince is having an absolutely terrible time at the ball. After meeting, the two fall immediately in love with each other. So much that the Prince is noticeably happier and Cinderella forgets her curfew. Cinderella is forced to leave as fast as possible, not evening giving the Prince a reason or her name. The only thing left is her glass slipper that she lost upon her hasty exit. The Prince must go in SENIOR ISSUE 2005 ROGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA MAY 5 - 7:00 MAY 6 - 7:00 MAY 7- 72::0000 FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE MRS. SCHURMAN search of his mysterious girl, ordering that all the girls in the kingdom is to try on the slipper. The show is full of amazing dances, astounding singing, and incredible acting. This is not only a childrenʼs show. “Cinderella” is a production for the whole family filled with romance, comedy, and music, dancing. Sam Litteken Co-Editor


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SENIOR ISSUE 2005 SPORTS PAGE 15 “Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical” Sam Litteken Co-Editor The Joplin Eagles baseball team has been cooking with fire since the beginning of the season. Tough games have left the team with several big wins, but also with some hard losses. Early games against Parkview and Ozark made a statement about how powerful the Eagles would be this year. Parkview would become the Eaglesʼ victims after Joplin put up a nine run 5th inning. Sam Newton (ʼ05) would go five innings -Yogi Berra on the mound and only give up one run. Then Blake Chapman (ʼ06) would pitch a complete game handing Ozark a 10-1 loss. Some harder games would come with losses to Jenks and Broken Arrow. But, the boys would rebound and come back to defeat Blanchard in a shutout. Sam Newton would once again grab a win in this complete game. Brad Sectist (ʼ05) would help the cause by adding 3 RBIs. Jake Comer would also have a great game going 4-4 at the plate. Comer and Secrist both are hitting amazingly both batting just over .400 and both have a home run along with Chris Black (ʼ06) and Matt Burgess (ʼ06). The season will continue to heat up as the Eagles will begin playing more conference games, looking to once more go to State.



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