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Lowell Football Stats Page 13 Meet Ms. Garibay and Ms. Archer on page 3 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Rebecca Greaney Crowned LHS DYW 2013 Rebecca Greaney won the competition and took the title “Distin- guished Young Woman 2013”. She received Self Expression and Scho- lastic awards, along with a talent award after sprucing up her Harry Pot- ter flute solo with a little magic. Rebecca was granted $1500 for her title, and she won a grand total of $1800 for all other awards combined. The contest was a complete success and left doors open for our Distinguished Young Women. The next step is a state competition for Rebecca to participate in during t h e spring. Satur- d a y, Septem- ber 8th, was a magical night for the contes- tants of Distin- guished Young Women 2013. This prestigious competition allowed the girls to com- pete in several different categories for the chance to win some awesome awards, scholarship money, and the title “Distinguished Young Woman 2013”. Morgan Farrell won second runner up. She also received awards in the categories of Interview, Self Expression, and Talent. Morgan was grant- ed $500 for her title as well as $100 for each of the smaller awards. Vicki Miley won first runner up. She also received Interview, Fitness, and Scho- lastic awards as well as the Spirit award which is only given out to the one con- testant with the best “Distinguished Young Woman Spirit”. Vicki was granted $1000 for her title plus $500 for the smaller awards and the spirit award combined. Congratulations to all of the contestants, everyone was fabulous! -Shanya Turner and Rilee Witt Regional Bound On a cool Monday morning, our girls golf team prepared themselves for the test at hand, the challenging sectional layout of Sandy Pines Golf Club. The girls were more than ready. After a pretty strong regular season, the team had seen and conquered various tough courses in preparation for this very morning. The girls definitely played their best. With three of the four girls shooting their best scores of the season, they unfortunately came up a bit short as a team and placed 4th. However, the junior Jorden Zubay managed to play well and make the cut for regionals with a score of 84. Jorden will be competing on September 22 at the IHSAA Girls Golf Regional. Congratulations to Jorden and the rest of the team for a good season. Tennis Sectional hasn’t happened yet -Jared Cottingham
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  • Lowell Football Stats

    Page 13

    Meet Ms. Garibay and Ms. Archer on page 3

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Rebecca Greaney Crowned LHS DYW 2013Rebecca Greaney won the competition and took the title Distin-guished Young Woman 2013. She received Self Expression and Scho-lastic awards, along with a talent award after sprucing up her Harry Pot-ter flute solo with a little magic. Rebecca was granted $1500 for her title, and she won a grand total of $1800 for all other awards combined. The contest was a complete success and left doors open for our Distinguished Young Women. The next step is a state competition for Rebecca to participate

    in during t h e s p r i n g .

    S a t u r -d a y , Septem-ber 8th, was a magical n i g h t for the con te s -tants of D i s t i n -guished

    Young Women 2013. This prestigious competition allowed the girls to com-pete in several different categories for the chance to win some awesome awards, scholarship money, and the title Distinguished Young Woman 2013.

    Morgan Farrell won second runner up. She also received awards in the categories of Interview, Self Expression, and Talent. Morgan was grant-ed $500 for her title as well as $100 for each of the smaller awards.

    Vicki Miley won first runner up. She also received Interview, Fitness, and Scho-lastic awards as well as the Spirit award which is only given out to the one con-testant with the best Distinguished Young Woman Spirit. Vicki was granted $1000 for her title plus $500 for the smaller awards and the spirit award combined.

    Congratulations to all of the contestants, everyone was fabulous!

    -Shanya Turner and Rilee Witt

    Regional BoundOn a cool Monday morning, our girls golf team prepared themselves for the test at hand, the challenging sectional layout of Sandy Pines Golf Club. The girls were more than ready. After a pretty strong regular season, the team had seen and conquered various tough courses in preparation for this very morning. The girls definitely played their best. With three of the four girls

    shooting their best scores of the season, they unfortunately came up a bit short as a team and placed 4th. However, the junior Jorden Zubay managed to play well and make the cut for regionals with a score of 84. Jorden will be competing on September 22 at the IHSAA Girls Golf Regional. Congratulations to Jorden and the rest of the team for a good season.

    Tennis Sectional hasnt happened yet

    -Jared Cottingham

  • 2LHSGuidance Office2012 2013 Important Dates

    ZAPS SAT Prep September 15Sign up for PSAT October 5PSAT Test October 17ACT at LHS October 27SAT at LHS November 3 and May 4ASVAB November 29 (tentatively)ECA winter exams December 10-13(English) (Retesters) December 17-20 (Algebra)8th Gr. Open H. January 29ACT PLAN/WKeys March 26ECA spring exams May 15 and 16 (Biology I) May 13-16 (English) May 21-24 (Algebra)AP Testing May 6-17Senior Awards/Scholarship Program May 15

    Progress report grades due September 7Progress report grades due September 28End of 1st grading period October 19Grades due October 23 (3pm)Progress report grades due November 9Progress report grades due November 30End of 2nd grading period December 21Grades due January 8 (3pm)Progress report grades due January 25Progress report grades due February 15End of 3rd grading period March 15Grades due March 19Progress report grades due April 19Progress report grades due May 3End of 4th grading period May 30Grades due June 3 (3 pm)

    CounselorsChristina Thomas All 9th gradersTed Delariva A-G (10th 12th)Ginger Marinkovich H-O (10th 12th)Connie Richie P-Z (10th 12th)

    PSAT Benefits for JuniorsDid you know that you should take the PSAT/NMSQT in 11th gradeeven if you already took the test in a previ-

    ous year?

    The PSAT/NMSQT provides several benefits, including the opportunity to compete for scholarships.

    Qualify for Scholarships

    Eligible juniors will be automatically entered intoscholarship and recognition

    competitions.

    These competitions include the prestigious NationalMerit Scholarship Program.

    Scholarships not only help you pay for college, butthey can also help you stand apart from other students in

    the college admissions process.Take Advantage of Other Benefits

    If you say Yes to Student Search Service on test day,youll be eligible to receive free

    information from colleges and scholarship organizations that are interested in you.

    PSAT/NMSQT takers receive access to My CollegeQuickStartTM, an online college

    and career planning tool thats customized just for you.

    On average, students who take the PSAT/NMSQTscore higher on the SAT than those who dont, and stu-

    dents who take the PSAT/NMSQT twice score even higher.

    The 2012 PSAT/NMSQT dates are October 17 and 20. See your school counselor for more information about

    your schools administration.To learn more about the PSAT/NMSQT, visit

    www.collegeboard.org/psat.

  • 3LHSMeet Ms. GaribayThis year, our new art teacher is Ms. Garibay and many students who dont have her in class are interested in getting to know her. I sat down and asked her a few questions so the rest of the school can gain some insight into this new teacher at Lowell High School.

    Q: A lot of students are curious about the new art teacher, can you tell me a little something about yourself?A: Im from the region, I went to Purdue in West Lafayette. I have a little black pug named Oscar. This is my first teaching job ever, Im a recent grad, and I did my stu-dent teaching job here.

    Q: I understand that teaching art can be very chal-lenging sometimes, what made you decide to be an art teacher?A: I really had no idea what I wanted to be and it was my senior year and I had to pick what I wanted to be. I looked at my classes that I was good at and Id taken ceramics all four years of high school. I couldnt be a starving artist so I decided teaching it would be a good idea.

    Continued On Page 14

    Ms. Archer, the New Face in Room A205

    I sat down with Ms. Archer, a new English teacher here at LHS. We had a fun conversation in which she explained some details of her life and career.

    NW: How long have you been teaching?Ms. Archer: This is my first year teaching. I was a student teacher last year and I have also been a substitute teacher.

    NW: Where did you go to college?Ms. Archer: I got my Masters Degree at Valparaiso Univer-sity and my Undergrad at Drake University in Iowa.

    -Continued on Page 14

  • 4ClubsImprov ClubDo you like the show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Do you like impromptu acting? Then Improv club is for you! In this club we do many fun and hilarious skits that test your creativity and quick thinking skills. Improv Club is run by Mr. Brandush, who also does Gamers Guild and Unplugged Club. Improv is usually the first Tuesday of every month.

    -Abby Calton

    News From the Media CenterA chill in the air, pumpkins, the LHS vampirethis can only mean one thing. Teen Read Week is right around the corner! Whats Teen Read Week? Well, Im glad you asked! Teen Read Week cel-ebrates reading for the fun of it and encourages teens to take advantage of reading in all of its formsbooks, magazines, eBooks, and audio-books. Your Lowell High School Media Center will celebrate Teen Read Week October 22-26, 2012. This years frightening theme is They came from the libraryseries books. Dare to read the next one!To celebrate Teen Read Week, students can enter to win a $50 iTunes gift card. The contest con-sists of merely adding library resources to your MacBooks desktop. Teachers can enter their entire class or students can enter individually on their own. Visit the media center for an entry form. The four resources you will add are the librarys catalog, Grolier Online Encyclopedia, INSPIRE, and the librarys webpage. Bonus en-tries will be awarded to students who have public library cards. If you do not already have a pin number for your public library card, Mrs. Kozma will assist you with that. Students who have pub-lic library cards and pin numbers can check out eBooks from their public library using OverDrive.

    In order to read eBooks on the MacBook, students need two applications. They will

    appear on everyones laptop shortly before Teen Read Week. Just run the install! Ten runners up will win a certificate good for

    one free charge at the charging station.Throughout the week, snacks and surprises

    will be available to students in the media center. Stop by the media center, enter the

    contest, enjoy a snack, and check out a series book!

    -Mrs. Kozma

  • 5OpinionWhat does the Republican national platform say about education? Excerpted from www.gop.orgEducation: A Chance for Every ChildParents are responsible for the education of their chil-dren. We do not believe in a one size fits all approach to education and support providing broad education choices to parents and children at the State and local level. Main-taining American preeminence requires a world-class system of education, with high standards, in which all students can reach their potential. Todays education re-form movement calls for accountability at every stage of schooling. It affirms higher expectations for all students and rejects the crippling bigotry of low expectations. It recognizes the wisdom of State and local control of our schools, and it wisely sees consumer rights in education choice as the most important driving force for renew-ing our schools.Education is much more than schooling. It is the whole range of activities by which families and communities transmit to a younger generation, not just knowledge and skills, but ethical and behavioral norms and traditions. It is the handing over of a personal and cultural identity. That is why education choice has expanded so vigor-ously. It is also why American education has, for the last several decades, been the focus of constant controversy, as centralizing forces outside the family and communi-ty have sought to remake education in order to remake America. They have not succeeded, but they have done immense damage.

    What does the Democratic national platform say about

    education? excerpted from www.democrats.org

    An Economy that Out-Educates the World and Offers Greater Access to Higher Education and

    Technical Training. Democrats believe that getting an education is the surest path to the middle class,

    giving all students the opportunity to fulfill their dreams and contribute to our economy and democra-cy. Public education is one of our critical democratic institutions. We are committed to ensuring that every

    child in America has access to a world-class public education so we can out-educate the world and make

    sure America has the worlds highest proportion of college graduates by 2020. This requires excellence

    at every level of our education system, from early learning through post-secondary education. It means

    we must close the achievement gap in Americas schools and ensure that in every neighborhood in

    the country, children can benefit from high-quality educational opportunities.

    This is why we have helped states and territories develop comprehensive plans to raise standards and improve instruction in their early learning programs

    and invested in expanding and reforming Head Start.President Obama and the Democrats are committed

    to working with states and communities so they have the flexibility and resources they need to improve elementary and secondary education in a way that

    works best for students.

  • 6TechTechnology in Mrs. Bilskis ClassAs everyone at LHS has received a new laptop this year, there are many different ways we are using them throughout the school. Mrs. Bilskis class in particular has their own unique programs for her class. Her class have been using two websites in particular, New-2-You/Unique and Vizzle. These two sites offer great lesson plans and activities for students to use while they learn. On each website every student has their own profile, set with specific lessons and activities just for them. The Health Careers and Peer Mentoring classes have also been helping Mrs. Bilskis class with these programs by helping complete lessons or playing games. The Peer Mentor and Health Career classes have also helped Mrs. Bilskis class learn how to use and navigate around on the laptops. Everyone has really seemed to enjoy using their new computers and learning with them too.

    -Christina Borsilli

    LHS Alumni ConnectionBeginning in this issue, The Devils Dispatch will chronicle former Red Devils

    who have found success in the real world. These are real stories about real students who once walked through our halls with dreams and ambitions. Now,

    theyve made their dreams come true through a lot of hard work and talent. These people were just like you. They grew up in Lowell. They got a solid

    education. And now, theyre making the world a better place. We hope you will read about these former students and get inspired because we believe that the

    time is now for you to make your dreams and ambitions come true.

    Meet Becky (Holding) Hollander (1999)Hollander attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, majoring in

    Computer Technology and Organizational Leadership Supervision. She currently lives in Carmel, Indiana and works at Gateway Electron-ic Medical Management Systems, a software company that specializes

    in electronic health record systems for cardiologists. She is one of two database administrators that support hundreds of doctor offices

    and hospitals nationwide. Her husband, who she met at Purdue, is a Mechanical Engineer at Rolls-Royce. Hollander quilts, crochets, does

    Taekwondo, and plays flag football.

    Hollander fondly remembers her creative writing class at LHS and an opportunity that she had to job shadow, though for very different

    reasons. My creative class was with Mrs. Magley, the best teacher I ever had. With the job shadowing, I got lucky. I thought that I wanted

    to be a veterinarian. I took a summer job with a vet clinic that LHS helped set up, but I learned that I wasnt meant for that field. I would have wasted years in college on classes that did not count towards my computer science degree had it not been for

    that opportunity.

    Hollander advises all students to take advantage of the technology that LHS offers. Every industry uses technology in one way or another.

    On getting a good education, Hollander offers sound advice. She says, You cannot put a price on the importance of a great education. Go to college. Earn a degree. Everyone can earn a degree if they are motivated and determined. The

    degree will unlock future opportunities. I would never be where I am without my education. I believe education is so important that I am continuing my studies at

    IUPUI earning my Masters of Science degree in Computer Science. Knowledge is power.

    LHS Alumni ConnectionMeet Jenny James (2000)After graduating from high school, James attended Purdue

    University in West Lafayette, majoring in Organizational Com-

    munication with

    minors in English and

    Sales Management.

    James now works at

    Merchandise Agency,

    selling promotional

    and branded mer-

    chandize to Johnson

    & Johnson. She does

    yoga, runs, travels,

    and cooks when shes

    not working. She

    looks forward to earning her MBA.

    James has fond memories of her time at Lowell High

    School, where she bonded with great friends, an English de-

    partment that introduced her to new cultures, and student

    council. -Continued on Page 14

  • 7New and Upcoming AppleApple is at it again! With just a little over a year since the iPhone 4s first premiered, avid apple users are already beginning to veer their attention towards the newly refur-bished iPhone 5. Now, some of you may ask: What is the difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 5? Well, there are actually quite a few answers to how much the iPhone has bettered itself. For those of you who compare its weight and size to other androids, look no further. The iPhone 5 was de-signed around the concept of making everything, So much more than before. And so much less, too. With its thinner and lighter design, the phone offers a significant amount of features that are new: a larger display, faster chip, the latest LTE wireless technology, a 8 megapixel camera, and so on. Its new design welcomes the larger idea, but not to the point as to where it becomes awkward to carry around. So, is the starting amount of $200 to upgrade to an 16 GB iPhone 5 worth it? Well let you be the judge of that.

    New features on the iPhone 5:4-Inch Retina Display: The larger screen allows the user to view more of what is on a webpage, or even on your pages of apps.Vibrance: Enjoy the quality of your display? The iPhone 5 offers a far more vivid, lifelike look because of its new and improved color boost and saturation. A6 Chip: Apps, web pages, attachments, email, and graph-ics upload and perform faster and more smoothly. This new chip is designed to work quickly with iOS 6 (the built-in apps and technology) to conserve battery life leaving up to 8 hours of browsing time, 8 hours of talk time, and 10 hours of video time.EarPods: These earbuds are designed for ears of all types. Apple EarPods include three microphones, that helps focus on a set place for a clearer sound. Also, new noise-canceling technology reduces background noise if you catch yourself in a loud room or public place.

    iSight Camera: Panoramic photos that are professionally taken with an SLR camera are now in your reach. The new panorama feature allows you to take a 240 degree view of what is in front of you in a smooth, easy motion. The iSight camera also has improved with its 40% faster photo cap-ture, improved noise reduction, and low-light performance. FaceTime: FaceTime is now available if Wi-Fi connection is unavailable. Lightning Connector: There is no wrong way to plug in the cable because it is reversible!Maps: The upgraded map app gives you directions visually and verbally. It assists you with real-time traffic information and if you are in a rush, it helps you avoid delays. Most of all, areas that are searched are now available in a photoreal-istic, 3D view (Basically like Google Earth).Siri: Finally, Siri has the comprehension of more questions and knows several of the answers. Even better, Siri is fluent in more languages and is aware of places and things in other countries. Wireless Connectivity: The iPhone now offers more net-works to connect to at ultrafast speed without the worry of excessive battery usage.

    -Hannah Felder

  • 8Fine ArtsThe Songbirds of A328 During D lunch, many students at LHS are hard at work in SRT. For the kids of the Special Ed. Department, D lunch, or success period, is a chance to participate in the art of music. In years past, the kids had their own period for music, but due to the small number of kids in the department, the class had to be cut. Choir director Mrs. Rick-aby approached SRT as an alternative, but due to distraction and the numerous choir students in the SRT, things didnt go as planned. This year, how-ever, the Special Ed. Department has the opportu-nity to utilize success period as a music class all to themselves. During their music lesson, the kids in the Special Ed. Department learn the basics of mu-sic. In addition to singing, they are also learned in subjects of music history and various types of instruments. Of these instruments, their favorite is the Boomwhacker. The Boomwhacker is a set of elongated pipes that are different pitches in mul-tiple ranges, which enables the kids to play scales and simple songs. As part of the instrumental unit, the kids even got the chance to make their own in-struments last year. Using tissue boxes and rubber bands they were able to make physical their own musical ideas. As far as singing goes, the Special Ed. kids learn their songs by way of mimicking; Mrs. Rickaby sings them a song or a phrase, and the kids repeat it back to her.

    It is easier for the kids to understand the music when they hear it first, says Mrs. Rickaby. Singing has given these kids a wonderful opportunity to ex-press themselves and work on their communication skills. Before their music class, some of the kids struggled with communication and vocal skills; thanks to the class, they have been able to find their voice. The Special Ed. kids also participate in the choir concerts, the soonest being October 9th, for their fall concert. The kids will be featuring a song or two about friendship, as well as others. For the Christmas concert, look for the Special Ed. kids to give a performance using their Boomwhacker.

    The thing I love most about these kids, they give 100 percent all the time, and always with joy.

    -Mrs. Rickaby, Constance Vendl, Rebecca Greaney

  • 9Fine ArtsTop Movies of the SummerThis summer was full of action packed mov-ies, and many of us went to see them their opening weekends. The Avengers, one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, was all anyone could talk about the last few weeks of school last year, and its still being discussed! Along with The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-man made the top of the charts. The top 10 movies of the summer are: 1. Dark Knight Rises 2. The Avengers 3. The Amazing Spiderman 4. Ted 5. Ice Age: Continental Drift 6. Magic Mike 7. The Campaign 8. Men in Black 3 9. The Watch 10. Brave

    -Nikki Sierzputowski

    LHS ALUMNI CONNECTION:Meet Dustin Palmer (2007)

    Palmer attended Washington University in St. Louis, where he majored in Political Science and American Culture Studies. As he

    was getting his degree, he studied two terms at Oxford University in England. He also took classes and did internships in Cuba and Fiji. He currently works for the National Democratic Institute in Wash-

    ington DC, an organization that tries to spread democracy through-out the world. In the near future, Palmer hopes to continue working in international development, where he meets inspiring people from

    cultures around the world. Palmer has become a serious bicyclist, traveling 350 miles from Washington DC to Pittsburgh a few months

    ago. He has a goal of riding cross country in the next few years.

    I asked Palmer several questions about his time at Lowell.

    When asked about test scores, Palmer said, I had good test scores when I was in high school, but the truth is, you need to study for

    those tests to get you where you want to be, but once youre there, keep your legs churn-

    ing in the things most important to

    your personal growth and those that will

    bring you the fondest memories. Make em good because

    you are who you become.

    Palmer said, My friends from the

    class of 2007 and I still marvel at how nurturing and reinforcing the camaraderies was at LHS. We were supportive of each and it helped

    to push us to achieve. And, I am more proud and grateful for my upbringing in Lowell everyday.

    Palmer has ample advice for LHS students, and given his pedigree, I think we should listen to him.

    On foreign language, Palmer says, I wish I would have taken more initiative in learning a foreign language. Spanish still eludes me to this day. Learning a language is not only highly valuable; I really

    believe it stretches your creative and critical thinking skills.On the most important skills to learn in high school, Palmer advis-es, Bone up on the skills that will take you farthest--rhetoric and

    quantitative understanding. But also, read, read, read like your life depends on it.

    On technology, Palmer says, You, Miss LHS Freshman, can enroll in college level courses online at places like Udacity or MR Uni-versity or iTunes U. There hasnt ever been a more exciting and

    accessible time to learn, so go for it.

  • 10

    Pop CulturePop Culture Takes a Serious Hit Its a show thats impacted everyones lives whether they liked it or not. Im sure that anyone thats watched MTV lately has seen the commercials. You hear the sad songs playing, or see random people utter memorable words from the show. Thats right everyone, Jersey Shore is coming to an end. After 6 seasons, MTV decided to cancel their still-popular show, which has made history as the networks high-est rated show ever. On September 6th, MTV aired a Jersey Shore special entitled Gym, Tan, Look Back. This was an hour long presentation of new footage from the series and interviews with the cast as they look back on memorable moments from the past 5 seasons. Although the show may be ending, youll definitely still see some of the cast around! The spin-off series Snooki and JWoww has been renewed for a second season. In addition, another spin-off The Pauly D Project has aired on MTV. So, if you havent gotten enough of the cast, dont worry, you can still see some of them on a regular basis. If youve stuck through Seaside Heights, Mi-ami, and Italy, you must be sad to see them go. On the other hand, Im sure there are more than a few of you out there who are happy about the end. With the final season placed in Seaside Heights, there are sure to be just as many dysfunctional, yet loving moments be-tween the cast as usual. Be sure to tune in on October 4th, to watch the beginning of the end of Jersey Shore. In the words of the series finale commercial, It may be ending, but itll never be over.

    -Jacob Lang

    Back to Storybrooke This Sunday at 7:00 p.m., be sure to tune into ABC 7 to catch the season premiere of Once Upon A Time. The show, which combines scenes from a fairy tale world with real life, has been renewed to a second season due to high popularity. Coming back to the show are Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White, Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin, and Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan. If you happened to miss the last episode, heres a short recap. When we last left Storybrooke, the curse had been lifted miraculously by Emma, the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. Everything seemed to be looking up: Snow White and Prince Charming were reunited, Henry, Emmas son, had been saved, and everybody had remembered who they really were. But Rumplestiltskin was still up to some nefarious plot. After stealing the True Love Potion that he had sent Emma to retrieve in a dangerous mission, he preceded to pour the contents into the Wishing Well. The last episode closes with a large purple cloud dispersing throughout the town. Some of the clues pertaining to this season include new characters and big reveals. Some characters seen in promos include Prince Phillip and Aurora (Sleeping Beauty,) Mulan, and Captain Hook (Peter Pan.) The writers have men-tioned Henrys father being revealed, and the fates of Baelfire and Pinocchio. Overall, with the curse broken, the storyline can go multiple ways. The big thing is that the residents only remember who they were. They did not immediately revert back. Make sure to see for yourself what happens to Emma, Henry, Snow, Charming, and all the other residents of Storybrooke this Sunday! Let the magic and mystery reel you in, youll be glad you did.

    -Baylee Bunce

  • 11

    Pop CultureThe Voice Sea-son 3

    With the season three pre-miere just a few weeks ago, The

    Voice is already becoming one of televi-sions most watched shows this fall sea-son. After some powerful blind auditions by competing hopefuls, only the best of the best were chosen by judges Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton. This seasons teams are dominated by powerful singers with inspiring backstories, such as Joe Kirkland from Levines team, and Devyn DeLoera from Aguileras team. This season features superstar team mentors Billie Joe Arm-strong, Michael Bubl, Mary J. Blige, and Rob Thomas to help contestants through the competition. Changes such as new six-teen member teams and contestant steals have also been added to the show this fall to spice things up. With battle rounds just around the corner, this next installment of The Voice is promising to be a good one!

    -Hannah Felder

    Top Movies of the Summer

    This summer was full of action packed movies, and many of us went to see them their opening

    weekends. The Avengers, one of the most an-ticipated movies of the summer, was all anyone

    could talk about the last few weeks of school last year, and its still being discussed! Along

    with The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spiderman made the top of the charts. The top 10 movies of the summer are:

    Dark Knight RisesThe Avengers

    The Amazing Spiderman Ted

    Ice Age: Continental Drift Magic Mike The Campaign Men in Black 3 The Watch Brave

    By Nikki Sierzputowski

  • 12

    Sports2012 Summer Olympics From July 27 to August 12, London hosted the thirtieth edition of the Summer Olympics, with 204 countries competing. This was the third time that London had hosted the Games, having previously hosted them in 1908 and 1948. The opening ceremony was directed by Danny Boyle, and featured a trip through pastoral England, the Industrial Age, and the birth of technology. There were many appear-ances of notable British people, including J. K. Rowling, Kenneth Branagh, Tim Berners-Lee, and of course, members of the royal family. Throughout the many events, there were many milestones in the form of records and firsts. For those of you who didnt catch any of the Olympic news, heres a rundown of U.S. triumphs. With a total number of 104 medals and a record of 46 golds, the U.S. won victories in beach volleyball, basketball, swimming and more. Michael Phelps, in his third olympics, won six more medals. He now holds the record for most Olympic medals at 22, and the most gold medals at 18. Other Americans that dom-inated in the pool were Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Allison Schmitt, and Rebecca Soni. In beach volleyball, the U.S. took home both the gold and silver medals in the womens competi-tion. Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Tre-anor won the gold in a game against fellow Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy. Also, the mens and womens basketball teams won golds, keeping up the record of consecutive wins. The womens artistic gymnastic team also took home some well deserved medals. Nick-named the Fierce Five, the group won the sec-ond gold medal in the team competition, with Gabby Douglas winning the all-around gold. Other countries experienced some monumental moments too. China and Russia came behind the United States in total number of medals, and the host country, Great Britain, pulled off 65 medals (29 being gold).

    A few countries celebrated having an athlete on the medal stand for the first time. Maryam Yusuf Jamal won a bronze in the womens 1500m run for Bahrain. Guatemala

    won their first medal with Eric Barrando taking second place in the mens 20km walk. Anthony Obame took

    silver in Taekwondo for Gabons first Olympic medal. Botswana won its first medal in Athletics with Nijel Amos

    taking second in the Mens 800 metres. Another notable achievement were Usain Bolts three new gold medals, giving further cause for people to call him the fastest

    man on Earth. The London Games truly made history for women. For the first time in Olympic history, every single country

    entered at least one female. Three countries sent women for the first time: Saudi Arabia, Brunei, and Qatar. Also, every sport had a womens event, with womens boxing

    being newly added. From opening to closing, the 2012 Summer Olympics was exciting and inspiring for all who tuned in.

    Londons success may prove a big act to follow for Rio de Janeiro, who will be hosting the next Summer Olympics in four years time. The preview given during the closing ceremony promised a lot of fun and color. If 2016 seems

    like too far away for anyone though, the twenty-second Winter Games will take place in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

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    Defensive TacklesTony Mauer 28Paul Mauer 27Dan Garza 24Mitch Leckrone 23Josh Bottos 16

    October BaseballOctober is upon us, which means its time for the greatest sport ever invented to crown a new champion. As of this writing, it looks like Americas team, the Phighten Philadelphia Phillies, will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2006. As we go to print, only the Texas Rangers look like locks for the playoffs in the American League. The Chicago White Sox are also poised to make good on an incredible season. The Bal-timore Orioles and New York Yankees are tied for first place in the AL East, while the Oakland As, one of the most improbable playoff teams in baseball history, currently own the wild card. The National League is a bit more set, as the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants, and Cincinnati Reds have clinched playoff berths. That leaves one spot left with the Cardinals and Dodgers holding the best chance at earning it, and the Brewers, Pirates, and Phillies needing just about every-thing to break their way if they hope to play fall ball.

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    Ms. Gariby, Continued From Page 3

    Q: Out of all your classes, I know you must have a lot of proj-ects planned. Which one do you think will be your favorite?A: I would say out of what I have planned so far, Im looking forward to between two projects in m 3D art classes. The one that were working on right now which is based off of Joseph Cornells work. Its like an imaginative box project. Like a scene within a box. The other one is going to be ceramic Afri-can masks.

    Q: Ive heard that youre going to be starting an art club in the next few weeks, what can you tell me about that?A: Right now its just in the process. Im going to have a call out in the next few days to see if theres enough people who want to do it. After that its up to them to decide. Im just here to provide materials and help.

    Q: Thats all of my questions, do you have anything else youd like to add?A: So far Im really enjoying all of the students Ive had. Its really exceeding my original expectations that I had.

    -Maureena Miller

    NW: What made you want to teach?Ms. Archer: I wanted to help young people critically think and make their lives better. I especially like teach-ing high schoolers because I feel like they can learn more from my teachings than older students.

    NW: What is your favorite thing about teaching?Ms. Archer: I love how there is something new and dif-ferent everyday. I also like learning from my students and seeing them grow.

    NW: Tell me a little bit about your personal life.Ms. Archer: Im getting married this October. Planning the wedding has been on my mind a lot lately. My fiancs name is John Peluso. My favorite sport is football (Im creating my fantasy team right now) and I love doing theater in my free time. I like to act and direct. I also have two dogs and two cats.

    If you see Ms. Archer in the halls, feel free to introduce yourself and make her feel welcome. Im sure she will be a great addition to our school.

    -Nathan Wornhoff

    October Baseball, Continued From 13

    Even with the uncertainty, The Devils Dispatch can safely make predictions because we understand that pitching, defense, and timely hitting will win out. And thats why we can immediately tell you to discard the Rangers (lack of starting pitching), Orioles (lack of timely hitting), Nationals (lack of priorities i.e.. shutting down their ace), Cardinals (lack of momentum), and Dodgers (lack of chemistry). We are also discarding the Atlanta Braves because we dont like them. That leaves the Yankees, As, and White Sox in the AL and the Giants and Reds in the NL. All five of these teams are wonder-fully balanced. We love the Yankees experience and hitting. The Bronx Bombers are powerful, 1 through 9. We cant say enough about the pitching staffs in Oakland and on the Southside of Chica-go. The Giants have experience, plus theyve looked good down the stretch. And the Reds have played the best baseball for the long haul of 162 games.

    So, whats it going to be?

    It looks like a World Series between historically great franchises to us. The New York Yankees will take on a Cincinnati Reds team that looks to cash in on recent play-off mishaps. Our pick? Next issue.

    James, Continued From Page 6

    She remembers leaving LHS with a solid foundation

    in writing and Spanish, which greatly benefitted her at

    Purdue.

    When asked about advising current students,

    James said, Do some research on what fields will

    be growing when youre about to graduate from high

    school, vocational school, college. Be intelligent about

    your career path. Do a lot of research.

    James recommends two books, Toni Morrisons

    The Bluest Eye, and William Goldings Lord of the

    Flies, as books every high school student should read.

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    Freshman Academy Study TripOn Tuesday, September 18, the Freshman class visited six colleges and universities: Perdue Calumet, IUN, South Suburban College, Ivy Tech Gary, Ivy Tech Val-paraiso, and Valparaiso University. Tour guides showed students the campuses and classrooms, gave them information about college life, and let them know what courses and extracurricular activities are available. Students were able to ask questions and get a feel for an actual college setting. Many students struggle with the thought of finding the right college for themselves, but this was an excellent opportunity for them to view some options that may help them decide where they would like to go. After the visits, the students enjoyed lunch before returning to school. Not only did I have a great time, but I know that a lot of other students did too!

    -Nathan Wornhoff

    LHS Technology

    Making a Difference

    Remember all those problems that East Chica-go Central had when they rolled out their 1:1

    initiative? Stories of lap tops in Guatemala City the day after? And remember all those parent complaints when they got hit with a

    huge student rental fee in Munster when they passed out their lap tops? And remember how

    Lowell was going to be no better than East Chicago and Munster?

    Well, how do you like us now?

    The Tri-Creek 1:1 initiative has gone about as seamless as possible, with very few ma-

    jor problems, and we have an incredible tech department, administration, and teaching staff

    to thank.

    Already, Red Devils and their lap tops have become as linked as peanut butter and jelly.

    Already, what would do at Lowell without our laptops? Already, student learning is on the

    rise.

    Next up: STAT. The Student Technology Ad-visory Team, who will sit on a panel and advise the technology department about student needs.

    If you want to have a voice, you should talk with new Dean of Students, Mr. Becker, who is

    putting STAT together.

    And, if you havent thanked a member of the technology department yet for putting the en-

    tire history of the worlds collected knowledge at your fingertips, stop by the Help Desk across

    from the Little Theatre and give them a shout out..

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