Waunakee Community High School Volume 9, Issue 1
The Wednesday Society
OCTOBER 20, 2010
Girls’ golf state champs Heyer and
Fritz join staff
For what not to do with Reporter
the fresh fall leaves, This year several new
see page 5. teachers have been added to
the Waunakee teaching staff.
Two in particular are math
There is no terror in a bang, instructors Trygve Fritz and
Samantha Heyer. Both Heyer
only in the anticipation in it.
and Fritz find Waunakee to be
For more on fear, see page 8 very welcoming.
Before teaching at WHS,
Entertainment Heyer taught at Adams-
Friendship High School,
With facebook statuses
in Adams, Wisconsin. She
being updated 24/7 and
now teaches geometry and
“creeping” at a record high,
algebra in Waunakee. She
‘The Social Network’ is a was inspired to be a math
relatable film.” teacher in high school by
–Senior Sierra Gillespie her volleyball coach and her
on the “The Social Network” homeroom teacher because
For more reviews, see page 10
they encouraged her to do so.
Sports Heyer ’s favorite part of
teaching is helping students,
and she particularly enjoys
students who are not afraid
to ask questions. She played
Waunakee defeated Milton 662-667 at the WIAA Divison 1 State Golf Tournament held on October 12 and volleyball and basketball in
13 in Verona at University Ridge. This was Waunakee’s first appearance at the state tournament. Senior Lizi high school and is currently
Brooks finished with a 146, which put her third in the state. Junior Ashley Madden tied for eigth in the state. the girls’ junior varsity
Head coach is Paul Miller and assistant coach is Betsy Zadra. The girls above (from left to right): Maddy volleyball coach.
Murphy, Caitlyn Dubester, Lizi Brooks, Ashley Madden, and Mi Jo Mucklow pose with their trophy. See Sports Heyer also had a job in
Page 13 for more information. (Photo Submitted) high school working in a
SMART new additions to
restaurant helping out with
everything but waitressing.
“Behind the scenes was good
enough for me,” she said.
Junior Tom Bernier after finishing
his race at the Sun Prairie Cross
Country Invite on October 9.
WHS improve technology One of Ms. Heyer’s hobbies
is running. She started in
college on the track team and
For invite results, see page 14 Anna Evansen hopes to get involved with
Production Assistant Waunakee’s track program
Sage Page in the future. One place she
How long is your life line? WHS is making huge has always wished to travel
What palm reading can advances in technology by to is Ireland because of her
supposedly tell you about adding interactive white fascination with the country.
your future. boards to their classrooms. Fritz taught in three other
school districts, Mineral
For more on palm reading, SMART boards are considered
see page 16 the modern day projector and Point and Barneveld, both
are becoming an important in Wisconsin, and another
tool for all classrooms. in Tucson, Arizona. Fritz also
uotable Tw o y e a r s a g o , t h e
Technology Department of
teaches advanced algebra
UOTE the Waunakee School District
decided that every classroom
In high school, he
participated in rock climbing,
should contain an interactive cross country and soccer.
white board, with exceptions His current hobbies include
only to unsterile classrooms running and biking, and he
In the face of or those with minimal up-front New math teacher, Mr. Fritz, uses a SMART Board while teaching an
wishes to visit Italy sometime
in his life.
teaching. advanced algebra class. (Photo by Lydia Dorn)
adversity, you These first technological Fo r M r. Fr i t z , h e l p i n g
students understand tough
teaching boards were instructor Tammy Rademacher agree that the SMART boards
find out if you’re introduced to our district in the and Special Education are the most ideal tool for a concepts is the most
2000-01 school year: one at the instructor David Hery. There is classroom, but the general rewarding part of being a
a fighter or a high school, one at Heritage, some concern that there could consensus is positive. Schell teacher. He believes a desire
and one at Intermediate school. be more training overall for the said, “Ever y 21st centur y to help students is essential
quitter. There was an increase in the use of the boards. Sophmore classroom should have one.” to aspiring teachers. He
Molly McDonough said, “The Concerns over the interactive recommends students take
It’s all about number of interactive white
boards in 2006. Each school boards would be much more teaching tool include the large rigorous classes during their
getting up in our district now includes at
least one SMART board. The
effective if substitute teachers
had training as well.”
expense associated with them
and the under use of the boards
senior year, because, “this is
the last time school will be
after you’ve classrooms in the high school High School Director of after they have been placed in free.”
addition will include them as Curriculum and Instruction, classrooms. At the completion He wants students to know
been knocked well.
Instructors train others on
Tim Schell said, “The SMART
board does not make a good
of construction in May 2011,
SMART boards should be
he cares about their success.
Both teachers are looking
down. how to use these SMART
boards. The certified trainers
teacher, it is the quality of
teaching that really counts.”
available in all suitable rooms. forward to a successful first
year at Waunakee.
–Archie Griffin at the high school are science Not all teachers and students
Lily Vanderbloemen, News Editor
The race for Wisconsin’s next governor
Aaron Schmidt obligation to save Milwaukee contract” with four options to Aaron Schmidt was perceived by many as an
Advertising Manager County taxpayers $237 million. turn-around the school. Advertising Manager example of Barrett’s devotion
Walker urges voters to look at Wa l k e r a l s o w a n t s t o to the city of Milwaukee and
S c o t t Wa l k e r i s t h e Tom Barrett was born and gave him national recognition.
his record when deciding who work hard to fix the state
Republican candidate in the raised on the west side of Barrett officially announced
to vote for on November 2. government deficit that is
race for Wisconsin’s next Milwaukee. He graduated from his candidacy for governor of
He had to overcome a currently around six billion
governor. Walker grew up in the University of Wisconsin- Wisconsin on November 15
tough challenge to gain the dollars, the fourth largest in
the small town of Delavan, Madison with a B.A . in 2009. Barrett easily won the
Republican bid for office as the nation. Spending hikes
Wisconsin and graduated from Economics in 1976 and a J.D. primary election on September
former Congressman Mark should be closely examined
Delevan-Darien High School in from Madison’s Law School 14, 2010 with 90.5 percent of
Neumann ran a strong and scrutinized instead of
1986. He attended Marquette in 1980. Barrett immediately the vote against his opponent,
campaign against him. government spending being
University but dropped out joined politics after he left UW- Tim John of Oconomowoc.
Neumann and Walker both raised every year. Walker insists
during his senior year to accept Madison. Barrett’s main point during
spent millions on advertising that taxpayer money has been
a full-time job for the Red He first ser ved as a law his campaign is jobs. Barrett
before the primary election. spent for other
Cross. clerk for Judge Robert believes that Wisconsin needs
In the September
Wa l k e r h a d b e e n t h e Warren from 1980 to to bring more businesses to
Republican primar y,
Milwaukee County Executive 1982. At age 28, the state.
for eight years prior to his Other areas that
Neumann by a
announcement for the Barrett focuses on
margin of 20 percent,
gubernatorial bid in April of are government spending,
about 123,000 votes.
2009. Walker first entered agriculture, education and
Jobs are one of
politics in 1993 when he the environment, according
the most important
won a special election to the to his campaign website.
issues in the 2010
Wisconsin State Assembly. He Barrett wants to save
gubernatorial election to
was re-elected several times as he made his first run for taxpayers’ money by reducing
Walker. To combat the loss of
a state legislator until he ran for public office. He served two government spending and
jobs, Walker wants to lower
Milwaukee County Executive in terms as an Assemblyman making major reforms in how
taxes on companies that bring projects than it was originally
the 2002 special election. and attempted a run for the the government works.
in new jobs. He has suggested intended for. He wants to make
As Milwaukee County Wisconsin State Senate. Barrett Barrett believes agriculture
removing corporate taxes from sure that if taxes are raised for a
Executive, Walker fought ran to become a member of is a vital part of Wisconsin.
companies that do this for the certain purpose, the tax money
hard to make sure tax payers’ the 103rd U.S. Congress as the Agriculture generates over $59
first two years of business. is used for that purpose only.
money was spent as if it were representative for Wisconsin’s billion in economic activity
Education is another Walker’s views concerning
his own. Walker lowered the fifth congressional district a n d p r o v ide s mo r e th a n
important issue for Walker. health care differ from the
county debt by 10 percent and and was re-elected four more 400,000 jobs. Barrett wants
He wants to set benchmarks recent national health care
lowered the county workforce times as the representative. In to help agriculture thrive in
for students so schools can plan administrated earlier this
by more than 20 percent. He 2002, Barrett ran for Wisconsin Wisconsin by creating tax
identify students that need year. While Walker believes all
also helped bring nearly a Governor, where he came in a credits, increasing profitability,
additional help before they hardworking families deserve
thousand jobs to Milwaukee close second behind Jim Doyle and promoting the integrity
get too far behind. Walker also affordable health care, he
through General Mitchell in the Democratic Primary. of Wisconsin’s organic dairy
wants to implement an “A-F” says, “You should be able to
Airport by bringing in such Barrett was elected industry.
grading system for grading the choose your doctor, not have
airlines including Southwest, Milwaukee Mayor in 2004. Barrett understands that
schools themselves. Schools the government make that
Air Tran, and Republic. Walker Four years later, Barrett ran for education is a priority for
that consistently fail will be decision for you.”
implemented a pension re-election, winning the race Wisconsin, and he wants to
forced to sign a “turn-around
with 79 percent of the vote, make sure it is made affordable
Steps to vote in upcoming election the largest percentage by a
mayoral candidate in 40 years.
As mayor, Barrett focused on
and accessible. Barrett points
to his past as Milwaukee
mayor when he helped turn
Melanie Guitzkow for at least ten days, your keeping neighborhoods safe by around failing schools and the
Reporter current and complete full strengthening the Milwaukee launched the Youth Summer
name, and current address. Police Department, targeting Jobs Program.
Voting for the Gubernato- gangs and removing illegal Protecting the environment
rial, Senate and other offices Step 2: Voting at the Polls or guns from city streets. is very important to Barrett and
will take place on Tuesday, by Absentee Ballot A notable event in Barrett’s he believes that by generating
November 2. Polling places are open from mayoral term was in August of clean sources of energy in
7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can call 2009. Barrett was attempting to Wisconsin thousands of well-
Voter Requirements: the municipal clerk’s office for intervene in a domestic dispute
- Be at least 18 years of age. paying green jobs will be
information about locations. outside the Wisconsin State created. He also believes that
- Be a legal U.S. citizen. For first time voters, it is now Fair when the man attacked
- Have lived 10 or more days dollars spent on energy from
required to give your issued Barrett with a tire iron. Barrett Wisconsin will make sure
in your district in Wisconsin. driver’s license number, the was briefly hospitalized with money stays in Wisconsin
last four digits of your social se- a shattered hand and several instead of going elsewhere.
Step 1: Register curity number, or your Wiscon- knocked out teeth. This event
By Mail: Download the on- sin State ID number. Usually,
line voting form from one of you will need to give proof of
the state government’s web- residence each time you vote Scott Walker Tom Barrett
sites, fill out the form, and by mail or in person. - Current Milwaukee - Current Milwaukee Mayor
send it in to the municipal If you are unable to make it County Executive - Focus on creating new
clerk’s office no later than the to the polls, you can fill out an - Lower taxes for business- jobs to stimulate
20 days before the election. absentee ballot either by mail es that bring in jobs Wisconsin economy
In Person: Go to your mu- or in your municipal clerk’s of- - Implement system to - Make high quality
nicipal clerk’s office be- fice. Ballots are available 21–30 evaluate schools and education affordable
fore the election date. days before an election. The
Po l l i n g P l a c e : Yo u m u s t
their effectiveness and accessible
deadline for mail-in ballots is - Scrutinize government - Cut waste, improve
bring proof that you have the Thursday before the elec-
lived at your current location spending efficiency and fight fraud
Page 2 The Purple Sage October 20, 2010
Tea Party affects November electionsof small groups which act on a for an economy free from no strict affiliation with the
number of national economic government intervention. Republican
issues. The Tea Party’s mission Pa r t y , h o w e v e r , m o r e
The official home of the The organization’s core statement states, “Our Republican candidates tend
American Tea Party Movement values are promotion and current government’s to agree with the Tea Party’s
s t a t e s “A c o m m u n i t y re-implementation of fiscal interference distorts the principles than Democratic
committed to standing responsibility, constitutionally free market and inhibits the candidates.
together, shoulder to shoulder, l i m i t e d pursuit of individual and Since the Tea Party Patriots
to protect our country and the government, and economic liberty.” are overwhelmingly white and
constitution upon which we a free market The Tea Party acts over the age of 45, the group
were founded.” economy. Fiscal through rallies has been accused often of
The Tea Party was founded responsibility by to gain racism. Most members deny
in 2009 through a build- a government support for these accusations, but many
up of populist anger over entails honor what they still do not believe President
government bail-outs of and respect of stand for. Obama is an American. One
failing banks, insurers, and the freedom for T h e Te a localized group of Patriots
auto-companies following the the individual to Pa r t y h a s even went so far as to erect a
economic meltdown of 2008. spend the money no aspiration billboard in Iowa comparing
“Don’t help those losers with that is the fruit of his of becoming an Obama to Hitler and Stalin.
their mortgages!” shouted or her own labor. As official third party, One rally supporter in
CNBC News Editor Rick Santelli the Tea Party Patriots behind the Democratic Virginia said to USA Today, “I
to live news cameras while Mission Statement and Republican parties, but think after November, people
standing on the floor of the says, “The runaway deficit instead hopes to influence will realize [The Tea Party is] a
Chicago Mercantile Exchange spending as we now see in current political parties. To full-blown fire.”
i n w h a t m a n y Te a Pa r t y Washington D.C. compels us to A do this, they have propelled The most prominent Tea
members agree represents a take action because we know constitutionally limited strictly conser vative, anti- Party Candidate is Christine
driving factor in the growth of that a heavy burden of national government is simply regarding establishment, candidates O’Donnell who is currently
the organization. debt is a grave threat to our the Constitution of the United to victor y in numerous behind in polls for the Senate
Currently, the Tea Party is a national sovereignty and the States to be the supreme Republican primaries this year. seat in Delaware.
grassroots organization made personal and economic liberty law of the land. Free market Contrar y to popular belief,
up of a decentralized network of future generations.” economy essentially stands the Tea Party claims to have
“I am semi-Republi- “I think that as long as it doesn’t
can, and I feel con- affect my money, it’s okay,
servative on a lot of because I know Republican
issues, but I’m defi- people make sure that I keep
nately not a member my money, and I like that.”
of the Tea Party.” Lindsay Jones
Alex Peterson Grade 11 What is your opinon on
the Tea Party and their
“Tea Parties are for girls.”
“All opinions are
important, even the involvement in the
Corina Rogers upcoming elections?
Photo poll by Lily Vanderbloemen and Lydia Dorn
County DA accused of sexting Chilean miners rescued 2,000 feet of rock. The rescuers
Niki Bruns hot nymph, but I am the prize.” the week of October 4, Kratz Lily Vanderbloemen
Her decision to make the resigned from office. Following News Editor managed to bring them up in
Reporter under 24 hours.
harassment public prompted Kratz’s resignation statement,
In the last few weeks, a some other dark secrets to USA Today said, “He’s seeking Last Wednesday, October As the rescue occurred,
sexting scandal involving emerge. It turns out, the 50 year treatment out of state and plans 13, 33 Chilean miners were Chilean President, Sebastian
Wisconsin Calumet County’s old man had asked a woman to continue treatment rescued successfully. Pinera, spoke to the crowd
District Attorney Ken Kratz has on a date to a confidential when he returns These miners were trapped reffering to this date as “the
surfaced. autopsy, provided she “wear a to Wisconsin. underground for 69 days in night of happiness.” The
According to the Associated skirt and heels and act like his He apologized to the San Jose mine, in northern rescue was broadcasted
Press, in Kratz’s most recent girlfriend.” Other women filed his wife, son and Chile’s Atacama Desert region. internationally.
case, he was prosecuting the complaints about harassing the remainder of A cave-in occurred, trapping When the miners surfaced,
boyfriend of a 26-year-old text messages as well. his family ‘for the the miners. For the first 17 days, jubilance was in the air. One
woman, for attempting to A report from the Office embarrassment authorities were unaware if the miner ’s wife, gave birth to
choke her to death. of Lawyer Regulation said, and shame I have miners were alive or not. They his daughter, “Esperanza,”
After her ex-boyfriend’s trial, “Kratz did not violate any caused.’” managed to survive by living meaning, “Hope” while he was
the woman received over r ules gover ning attor ney Both a federal and off provisions that were meant trapped underground.
30 suggestive and violating misconduct.” However, after civil lawsuit to last only a few days. Once it The miners were all admitted
text messages from Kratz several former complaints have been filed had been determined that the to hospitals due to various
including, “Are you the kind were issued, Governor Jim against Kratz regarding sexual miners were alive, provisions health issues, and to monitor
of girl that likes secret contact Doyle began working to harrassment and constitutional were sent down to them. mental health. On Friday,
with an older married elected remove him from office. rights to due process. A missile-like steel capsule October 15, all but two of the
DA...the riskier the better?” and On September 20, Kratz brought the miners to the 33 miners were released from
“You may be the tall, young, took a “medical leave.” During surface of the earth through the hospital.
October 20, 2010 The Purple Sage Page 3
Jamie Warner, Opinion Editor
Russ Feingold Senate strategies sound
In these times, when each
election becomes more
important than the last, people
should remind themselves and
all their peers of legal age to
The election for the Senate
seat currently held by Russ
Fe i n g o l d i s c e r t a i n l y o n
everyone’s mind this fall. His
opponent is Ron Johnson, the
president of Pacur Plastics in
Attack ads have been going
back and forth between each
candidate. They talk about
job creation and economics.
Unfortunately, there is more to
being a senator than budgeting
and looking after jobs. While
Johnson’s experience is great
in accounting and business, he
is not experienced in personal
affairs, climate change, how
to work in Congress and other
fields. Even if our government
were already a perfect, tight
and laissez-faire system,
he would not be ready. In
reality, the problems with our
government range a variety
of topics. For example, when state’s representation First Amendment. Along with and having a less successful years of being on committees
asked about climate change, in the Senate for eighteen this, he has been outspoken government budget. Studies and his strong stance on gun
Johnson responded that the years. He is experienced in against excess government have shown that the way control.
reasons for global warming policy, bill making, lobbying spending and has promised conservatives want to budget With this election being
are not known, and the and budgeting and works not to accept pay raises for would cost us more in the long such a toss-up, the only sure
phenomenon is most likely closely with people from government employees, run. thing is that it will influence
attributed to sunspots. This Wisconsin. He is currently on meaning he has returned If Feingold were in office, the Senate for the next six
sort of unaware thinking does the committees of Budget, money to the government in on the other hand, we would years. Voting has become ever
not do a nation well, especially Judiciary, Foreign Relations the form of advances. get his outstanding record so important, so please urge
when concerning matters that and Intelligence. He is the only The results of having Johnson of working for the people of yourself, urge your parents and
affect us personally. senator who voted against as the senator would be votes Wisconsin, his bipartisan view urge your friends, no matter
Fe i n g o l d h a s h e l d h i s “The Patriot Act” because, for eliminating universal health on budgeting, his experience in what political persuasion, to
position as one half of our he said, it was against the care, weakening welfare public policy from the last 16 vote.
Countering social anxiety for the coy and hopeless
Eric Momou This, although difficult to attain a formal note of address or conversation will go out in I recall an adage: “ We
Columnist for social anxiety sufferers, is introduction is necessary. several different ways. can only see with open
possible. Given time, a sense Stress can well be alleviated Prior to an introduction, it is eyes. ... We can only think
One thing I have in common of well-being will ensue. if you know the destination of vital to establish a stable basis with open minds.” The
with Hitch, Will Smith’s title Contrar y to a certain the conversation. for your emotions. point? Open-mindedness
character in the 2005 movie, is belief, I have the conviction Simply said, the more If you feel that you are has long been correlated
I am black. The other thing? At that confidence (the prime relevant a given topic you put suddenly stricken with a bout with understanding. Seek to
times, I have had women run medium for success) like other understand most individuals
away from me – enough said. emotions cannot be faked, but you come in contact with.
For some the situation of comes with failure. Learning to Learn not only to hear, but
speaking to acquaintances,
Learning to feel at ease
feel at ease is brought about by also to listen.
engaging in phone embracing the situation as it is brought about by Amongst the attributes
conversations, and conversing occurs. From failure will come embracing the situation to being adept at the art of
with attractive women or success. (Cliché but timeless good conversation is a mark
men proves a dreadful, dire nonetheless.) as it occurs. of good character - the ability
situation. Understandably the A point of interest is that – Eric Momou to take an active interest in
reason is social anxiety. you must not over-think a people. As time passes, you
Many are familiar with the conversation. Take heart that will slowly foster this love for
trademarked symptoms: the no one conversation can be forth is, the more likely it is of conformist schizophrenia, every individual you come in
jitters, unnecessary babbling, planned specifically. However, to continue. Why? Because if pause and take a deep breath. contact with.
profuse sweating, anxious in a gross generalization, interest is piqued, focus then Comport as you feel; a façade And in the words of Alex
behavior, facial reddening, and there are cor relations in ensues. Obviously, no situation is never necessary with the Hitchins himself, keep in
playing the part of the idiot. which all good conversations can be planned. Talking, like intent to impress. mind that “Any man can
In my observations, I have commence and finish. life, is an impromptu. Pr e p a r a t i o n a h e a d o f sweep any woman off her
found that the cure for such Before the scenario I have my own theor y time, perhaps with casual feet [and vise versa]; he just
a phobia is derived from an proceeds, in the case of an (subjective though it is) that conversation amongst peers, needs the right broom.”
internal, innate sense of ease. acquaintance or newcomer, as a generic guideline a will give you needed audacity.
Page 4 The Purple Sage October 20, 2010
WEDNESDAY SOCIETY speaks
Leaf me Alone
complicated leaf collection systems are spoiling our childhood
There is little that invokes such a strong sense of autumn memories. It would be out of place, for instance, if Hokusai
as faded, falling leaves and the consequent frantic rush to had commisioned an elephant and black ink to represent a
make neat, orderly piles out of them. The soft crunching of
leaves underfoot is now interrupted by the blaring motor of
leafblower. Imagine also trying to sniff the brisk, maplelike
breeze and instead getting a whiff of stretchy plastic from a
a leaf blower.
As the characteristic sign of autumn, falling leaves have
leaf-filled bag. An image of a leaf pile being demolished by
energetic children would be stopped by the same squishy
always received poetic treatments from artists and writers.
For instance, Japanese artist Hokusai, maker of the famed
barrier of plastic.
Autumn leaves have found their way into art that
be a series of
“The Great Wave off Kanagawa,” once was in a painting
competition held by the Shogun. He drew a blue curve
describes nature and our culture in general. Why, then, do
we rush off with such ambitiousness to make the natural
down a long piece of paper. Then, he pulled out a chicken
and dipped its feet in red ink. When the chicken was chased
chaos into piles with increasingly complicated and devious
down the length of the paper, its feet had made a line of red
prints. Hokusai entitled the piece, “Maple Leaves in Autumn
Okay, maybe the want for good landscaping is
understandable. Even so, two of the greatest problems Yet when I
Floating down the River.” The Shogun laughed appreciatively plaguing our nation are global warming and obesity.
look back I see
at Hokusai’s trick and declared the artist as the winner of Leafblowers, therefore, are said to be the epitome of
the competition. Who can disagree with the Shogun’s choice? causes of modern issues, and their usage should be of
Few people, for instance, have never kicked through leaves national interest. We at the Sage, in fact, urge our readers a pattern.
strewn across the ground or dived into a paintstakenly- to immediately write to the leaders of our government
created pile and scattered the leaves back onto the ground. to address this concern. See your Senators and pick the
But now, fancy contraptions such as leafblowers and even president; change will be enacted over this serious issue.
– Benoit Mandelbrot
Glenn Beck’s scare tactics must cease
Jamie Warner Instead, he decided to go the modern day problems his party; he is trying to play the word on what actually
Opinion Editor for a more fiery approach: to a lack of faith. to the interests and values of needs to get done. However,
talk about the merits He brought in several his audience. This is not to he knows that in order to get
The cheap, spooky bangs of Fox, the militar y guest speakers to talk say, however, that there is not his political power, he needs
and scares of Halloween a n d C h r i s t i a n i t y. about the strength some honesty behind the Tea to keep talking about the social
are shocking and screaming Religion in the of the ar my. The Party movement. issues that his viewers want to
more as the fated holiday context of America problem with such The original idea, which hear about.
approaches. was a prevalent tactics is not that has by now been grinded In response to this trend
The spirit is seeping and theme throughout they are wrong, into the dirt and ignored in of bringing emotional social
oozing into anywhere its the speech. Beck it is that they are favor of partisan politics, is topics into the Tea Party,
claws can reach: frightful attributed evasive. Beck is actually a good one. Beck comedians John Stewart and
food, haunted houses and many of not talking could be supporting the Stephen Colbert decided to
lawns, and even politics. Yes, about economic side of his party hold response rallies. Instead
a new type of fear-maker is instead of the emotional social of Restoring Honor, the title of
present this Halloween: the tea side. Classically, the Tea Party Beck’s August 29 rally, Stewart
partiers. Just recently, in fact, emphasizes the importance of is holding Restoring Sanity
they were running through a free market and talks about on October 30 in Washington
the streets of Washington D.C., using the power of the people D.C. Colbert, too, picked up on
spreading panic in the hearts and businesses to solve Beck’s strategy and decided to
of citizens. problems instead of calling in hold the March to Keep Fear
On August 29, Glenn Beck an inefficient government. Alive.
led his fellow conservatives By cutting down on wasteful It is an odd idea to hold
in a Tea Party rally. While government spending and a protest over a protest
there, he did not rationally making the administration movement, but it is still a good
discuss the objective more efficient, we could thing. Someone is taking note
costs and benefits of start to do something about and now taking action about
his political view point, the federal budget deficit. Beck’s Halloween-inspired
meticulously weighing Beck could be talking about political strategy.
it against other ideas. all of these things, using his
That would be boring. political power to spread
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October 20, 2010 The Purple Sage Page 5
New York mosque extension of Constitutional ideals Opponents believe that Muslim extremists are
Aaron Schmidt Clause of the United States
Advertising Manager behind the funding of the cultural center and Constitution together affirm,
that it will be a place to help train new that you cannot block the
In the early 1600’s, pilgrims terrorists. establishment of religion or
emigrated from England due to While the claims are extreme, many the ability to worship. Refusing
religious persecution and wished for Americans are under this impression. to allow this cultural center to
a land where all forms of belief were Islamaphobia has shot across the be built due to Islamaphobia
accepted. country, and because of that, there is is against the law. The law
The land they found was America, the a strong voice against a cultural center sides with the builders of this
United States of America, where freedom that is for those of the Islam faith. If this cultural center, and no man (or
of religion was central to the foundation of had been a Christian or Catholic Church, woman) can stand against it. If
the country. The wish for a country where there would be little opposition. Instead, we go against the Constitution,
all religions were accepted was passed because of the false belief that all Muslims why is any other law followed?
on from the pilgrims to the founding are evil, innocent Muslims will be deprived This debate is not about
fathers. Thomas Jefferson, James of a place to worship. Muslims are personal beliefs; it is about
Madison and George Washington being denied their right to worship upholding the spirit of America.
were just a few of the many of our because of the crimes committed by Not allowing a cultural center
founding fathers who supported the
Bill of Rights, which included the First
Amendment, the freedom of religion.
If we go against the
Almost 400 years since pilgrims Constitution, why is any
first landed in America, and 221 other law followed?
years since freedom of religion
became something this country – Aaron Schmidt
prides itself on, something has
attempted to stand between others of their faith. The world to be built because it is for
this freedom. A controversy has has not thrown Catholics to the Islam religion is against
been sparked over a proposed the side because of few bad the values from which this
cultural center to be built two priests. They have decided free country has been built.
blocks from Ground Zero in to move for ward instead. Turning our backs on these
New York City. The proposed Muslims should be allowed to values is like throwing away
location of the cultural center is vacant, and should be used Muslim cultural center being move forward past the crimes all that we have striven for,
an old Burlington Coat Factory for something; a cultural center built, such as conservative committed in the past too. 221 years of hard fought work
building that was hit by part will help bring life to the area. j o u r n a l i s t a n d a u t h o r “Congress shall make no law to shape the country into what
of a plane in the 9/11 crash. It will provide a positive impact Joseph Farah, believe that respecting an establishment it is today. The United States
This building was not directly for children in the form of a it would mean “consenting of religion, or prohibiting the of America is a free country,
involved in the crashes but religious refuge. It is a positive to the completion of the free exercise thereof...” That and our founding fathers only
provides land to build this use of otherwise unused land. audacious and insidious is what the Establishment hoped we would forever keep
cultural center. This lot is Some opponents of the attack of September 11, 2001.” Clause and the Free Exercise it that way.
Koran burning is unjust
Burning the holy book are at odds with what Islam
of Islam mirrors the actually teaches.
intolerance of the few The Koran, the holy book of
Islam, does neither denote nor
Islamic extremists the condone violence against non-
event was supposed Muslims – same as the Bible. It
to protest teaches peace, understanding
and tolerance. Take it from the
Koran: “It is the setting free of
a slave or the giving of food in
Ever since the events of 9/11 a day of hunger. To an orphan,
many people have connected having relationship or the poor
Being told you
the religion of Islam with man laying in the dust. Then Girls’ golf are too old to
terrorism. he is of those who believe.” trick or treat
In reality, though, Islam Just like the Bible, the Koran
is a religion with ideals teaches peace, generosity and Free candy Ignorance
almost identical to those understanding.
of Christianity: believing in Now, on the other side of the
one god, helping the needy spectrum, many Americans Halloween-
and poor and making peace and others around the world themed Oreo
between others. have been intolerant of Islam home on
Unfortunately, most have without fair cause. Just look at cookies
not been exposed to the true the pastor from Florida, Terry
Islam, hearing only about the Jones, who wanted to make
extremists who appear in September 11, 2010 “Burn a Rescued miners! Cold weather
the news. There are certainly Koran Day.” Now I do not know
fanatics who believe that if you about you, but that sounds a
do not practice Islam or are not little extreme to me.
willing to convert to it you are Either way you look at the College College
their enemy. However, this is situation, it is unstable and acceptence letters applications
an extremely miniscule portion both sides need to get their
of the Islamic community. facts straight. Blind anger will
They are commonly seen in go nowhere and will only add
the media because they are fuel to the fire of hate. Even Pumpkin-flavored Senioritis...
violent, but they are not an during these strenuous times desserts already
accurate representation of the it is important to keep a fair,
Islamic culture. Their beliefs open mind and not confuse
are politically motivated and facts with stereotypes.
Page 6 The Purple Sage October 20, 2010
Sara Vincent, Features Editor
Eerie events around the area Fascinating,
It is that time of year when families start to deck out their yards with fake
bones and tombstones and the elementary munchkins begin to map out
their route for the good ol’ trick or treat. But what can high school students
do to celebrate the haunted holiday? We sent our reporters out on a search,
and they came back with these frightening finds.
Wisconsin Feargrounds Lana Scholtz
Location: Waukesha Expo Center Grounds, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI Reporter
Date(s): Friday and Saturday nights in October
Cost: $30 for all four haunted houses Halloween dates back
Description: Four haunted houses all in one location, rated among the top “must see haunts” by Haunted Attraction Magazine some 2,000 years. Ireland
More Info: www.wisconsinfeargrounds.com or 262-547-6808 is typically believed to
be the birthplace of the
Haunted Night at Mount Olympus celebration.
Location: Mount Olympus, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Date(s): Friday and Saturday nights in October Orange and black are
Cost: $15/ticket traditional Halloween
Description: Hosts Wisconsin’s largest haunted house and a hay bale maze. The ultimate haunting experience. Includes colors. Orange represents
go-karts, roller coasters and Medusa’s Indoor Waterpark. the fall har vest, black
More Info: www.mountolympuspark.com or 800-800-4997 represents darkness and
Of the pumpkins marketed
Fright Night domestically, 99 percent
Location: Mayr Family Farm, 3680 Egre Road, DeForest, WI of them are used as Jack-
Date(s): Friday and Saturday nights 7-11 p.m. o-lanterns at Halloween.
Description: Haunted corn maze, ages 10 and up, medium scare factor. Apple bobbing is
More Info: www.mayrfamilyfarm.com becoming less popular,
possibly because more
and more people regard
Horror in the Dark at Olin Park it as unsanitary.
Location: Olin Park, Madison, WI
Date(s): October 21-23 and October 28-31, 7-10 p.m.
I n 2 0 0 9 , the a v e r a g e
Description: Haunted house. Proceeds go towards local charities. Ages 10 and up.
about 24.3 pounds of
More Info: www.myspace.com/horrorinthedarkatolinpark
Halloween candy sales
Sun Prairie’s Most Haunted average about 2 billion
Location: Main Street Shopping Center (Old Heckels Marina building), 1120 West Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI dollars annually in the
Date(s): October 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 6:30-11 p.m. United States.
Cost: $8/person at the door, $7 if you bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry.
Description: Haunted house. Ages 10 and up. Halloween accounts for
More Info: www.sunprairiesmosthaunted.com 25 precent of the year’s
candy sales in the U.S.
Events reported by Caroline Patz and Danielle Schiestle
Halloween is the second
Perfect pumpkin pastries most commercially
successful holiday, the
first being Christmas.
Pumpkin Bars In 2009, costume sales
exceeded 6 billion dollars.
INGREDIENTS: DIRECTIONS: Adult oriented costumes
made up 62 precent of
4 eggs 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13
1 2/3 cups sugar baking dish. those sales.
1 cup canola oil 2. Mix the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin with a mixer
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin until light and fluffy. The first mass-produced
2 cups all-purpose flour 3. Pour flour, powder, cinnamon, salt and baking Halloween costumes
2 teaspoons baking powder soda into another bowl and mix. appeared in the 1930’s in
2 teaspoons ground 4. Pour flour mixture into pumpkin mixture and mix the U.S.
cinnamon until incorporated and smooth.
1 teaspoon salt 5. Pour the batter into the baking dish and level out. In 2009, the most popular
1 teaspoon baking soda 6. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in Halloween character for
1 package (8 ounces) cream the center comes out clean. both adults and children
cheese, softened 7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before was Michael Jackson.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, removing from the dish or frosting.
softened 8. Frost the bars when they have cooled. The next full moon on
3-4 cups confectioners’ Halloween night will be
sugar To make the frosting: Combine cream cheese and October 31, 2020.
1-2 teaspoons vanilla butter in a bowl and mix until smooth. Add the sugar
extract slowly until you reach the desired consistency. Stir in Samhainophobia is the
the vanilla. fear of Halloween.
Recipe from: www.tastespotting.com
October 20, 2010 The Purple Sage Page 7
How Fear Functions in the Human Brain afraid ” “ of? What are you
Fears, Anxieties and Phobias, oh my! Why do People go to Horror Films?
Though some humans struggle immensely with fear, other people love being scared by going to
hether it be con- sible. The freeze response is usually fear things such as irrational. For exam- “Being home alone
horror films. Horror films are so wildly popular because they allow the audience to undergo near death
fined spaces, mice, an automatic, unconscious the bogeyman, the dark, and ple, if someone has with a serial killer in
experiences vicariously through the movie victims. Once the audience connects with the victims of the
or the bogeyman, reaction that occurs when nightmares. batophobia (fear of the house.”
movie, they experience an adrenaline rush, and after the threat is gone, the audience has a feeling of
though some people may one faces an overwhelm- Fears, anxieties and pho- heights), they might Kayla Ferris
relief. The audience members love the rush that the film gives them and keep returning for more.
not admit it, everyone fears ing threat. Once the threat is bias are related, yet the three turn down a great job
something. gone, our body goes through are distinctly different. First of because the office is
We humans are born with a relaxation response and all, fears can usually be regu- on the 15th floor.
fear. Evolutionary and biologi- calms down. lated. For example, a fear of The main difference is Because horror movies are focused on building suspense, movie producers
cal psychologists agree that Males and females tend to public speaking may be regu- that fear causes a person and directors use specific tactics to increase dramatic tensions. Here are some of
fear is a biological response, deal with stressful situations lated after taking a year long to feel distressed; whereas the devices they utilize to scare the audience.
tracing back to prehistoric differently. Males are more speech class. phobias are physically and/ “Economical recession,
times. Fear is an adaptive trait likely to respond to an emer- But when the fear reaches or psychologically impair- nuclear holocaust, and
emerald ash borers.
that all humans and animals
have, and over time it has
gency situation with aggres-
sion (fight), while females
the point where it can no lon-
ger be regulated, it is classi-
For example, if there was SOUNDS Contact your local DNR!”
kept our species alive. If our are more likely to flee (flight), fied as an anxiety, a nervous a spider in the room, a Whenever an audience hears a musical buildup, they know something is about to happen. One Nathan Taylor
ancestors did not fear hungry turn to others for help, or at- disorder characterized by a person with a fear of example is a long eerie buildup of strings or horns as the victim approaches a closed door, followed Grade 12
predators who posed a threat tempt to resolve the situation. state of excessive uneasiness spiders may get the by a violent orchestral hit as the victim opens the door to encounter whatever is hidden behind it.
to them, they might not have Children are much more and apprehension, typically jitters and not want Also, in many horror films a certain melody or sound can act as a symbol of the monster in the
survived, and our generation vulnerable to fear than adults. with compulsive behavior or to look at the insect. film. Examples include the melody before a shark attack in “Jaws,” or the eerie three note piano
could have never existed. The primitive fear system be- panic attacks. On the other hand, a melody in “Halloween.” Try watching a horror flick with the sound on mute, odds are it will be
When a human is faced gins operating immediately On the other hand, a phobia person with arach- much less scary.
with a threat, the body imme- after birth, whereas the fron- is an irrational thought, often nophobia would not “Being alone for my
diately reacts, releasing hor- tal lobes, the base of the ratio- frightening, about a specific be able to remain whole life.”
mones such as adrenaline, nal fear system, takes many object, activity or situation that in the same room
and increasing the heart rate.
This gives our body a boost of
years to mature. Though the
child’s fear is imaginary, the
causes the person to avoid
the object, activity or situation
as the spider and
would not be able to
RELATABLE VICTIMS Grade 10
The directors know that the audience needs to be able to put themselves in the victims’ shoes to
energy and strength, and we primitive fear system gener- at all costs. Phobias are cued focus or calm down connect to the movie. This is why so many of the victims are teenagers.
react in one of three ways: ates physical fear respons- when a person approaches a until the spider was re-
fight, flight or freeze. Fight is es such as immobilization, particular situation or object, moved.
chosen when one decides muscle tension, shortness of or even anticipates the ap- Though not all of us
he or she can eliminate the breath or increased activity proach of it. They understand have a phobia of something LIGHTING “Those last few
threat, whereas flight will be within the nervous system. that the fear they will experi- or an anxiety of sorts, we all During points of high suspense the director usually toys with the lighting to make it darker and
selected if he or she decides Because their rational system ence as a result of the situa- experience fear in some way, more mysterious. After the monster is caught, or the mystery is solved, the lighting becomes much moments before
the confrontation is not pos- is not as developed, children tion will be unreasonable and shape or form. brighter and the scene is not as frightening. dying, thinking about
everything you never
did and being
How psychologists help ease phobias Top 5 Common Top 5 Oddest
Systematic Desensitization - the patient is gradually exposed to his or her fear Fears Phobias Photo poll by Melanie Guitzkow
in a controlled environment and slowly moves towards tolerance of the fear.
1. Zemmiphobia - fear of the
1. Snakes great mole rat
Behavioral Therapy - based upon the thought that if the patient can learn to 2. Heights 2. Consecotaleophobia - fear
change his behavior, his thoughts, feelings, and attitudes will change. Often
used with systematic desensitization. 3. Public Speaking of chopsticks
3. Geniophobia - fear of chins
4. Public Transportation 4. Phronemophobia - fear of
Cognitive Processing Therapy - aims to solve dysfunctional emotions through 5. Closed Spaces thinking
a goal-oriented systematic learning process. 5. Lutraphobia - fear of otters
Medication - helps to relieve some of the symptoms and is usually prescribed by
Sources: www.webmd.com, www.childpsych.org, “Fear Itself ” by Rush W. Dozier, Spread by: Sara Vincent and Anna Evansen
www.cinemaroll.com, www.forbes.com, Psychologist Kenneth Macanka
Page 8 The Purple Sage • October 20, 2010 Page 9
Sierra Gillespie, Entertainment Editor
Facebook movie takes over the box office
Sierra Gillespie Justin Timberlake. The film is for Har vard students, its reality, something generally a phenomenal job. Eisenberg
Entertainment Editor based off the non-fiction novel popularity skyrockets. faux pas for Hollywood, it plays Mark to a tee, showing
“The Accidental Billionaires,” Divya and the twins realize does not possess the happy off the nerdy qualities the
“Sign Up. It’s and follows the life of Facebook that Mark has stolen their idea ending desired by audiences. Facebook creator undoubtedly
free, and always founder, Mark Zuckerberg. and decide to take a stand. However, the film in whole possesses, making him truly
will be.” Eisenberg portrays Mark, a Meanwhile Mark starts meeting is a masterpiece. Though the shine as the world’s youngest
When you brilliant sophomore at Harvard with the co-founder of Napster, story is based off relatively billionaire. Garfield glimmers
log onto www. University, with a knack for Sean Parker (Timberlake), recent events, it still manages to as Eduardo, showing both
facebook.com, those words computers. After his girlfriend and turmoil arises between gather up enough details about a quirky and humorous
draw you in. They lure you breaks up with him, he creates Mark and Eduardo. Sean has the past six years and showcase personality in addition
in with the possibilities of a popular website in record a plethora of suggestions to how fast everything changes to a seriously somber and
sharing pictures, chatting with time, while on a drunken better the network, including in the world of technology. sometimes angr y persona.
friends, updating the world rampage. The site goes live the idea to drop “the,” creating The ambiance of the film The only let down in the acting
of your current relationship around 4 a.m. one morning what the world now knows as fits perfectly with the story, department revolves around
status, and an abundance and nearly crashes Harvard’s simply “Facebook.” Eduardo including not only the acting, Timberlake, whose portrayal
of other opportunities. s e r v e r , but lighting, soundtrack, of the cocky Napster founder
Facebook is a free social causing quite costumes and dialogue. is simply average and not up to
networking site enabling a ruckus for The movie was not par with the less known actors
you to share qualities about Harvard’s shot on the Har vard he shares the screen with.
yourself with your friends IT staff. campus, but appears as With Facebook statuses being
and to “creep” on people you The site’s though it was, creating updated 24/7 and “creeping”
want to learn more about. popularity a realistic feel for the at a record high, “The Social
Whether you admit it or not, gains the beginning parts of the Network” is a relatable
Facebook has reshaped the attention film. The costumes worn film. It shows an interesting
way people interact with of twins Cameron and disagrees with the majority by Mark throughout the film development of a household
each other and now that Tyler Winklevoss, played of Sean’s ideas and feels as genuinely represent how a product, provides light-hearted
it is here, communication impeccably by Armie Hammer, though Mark is betraying him Harvard nerd would dress entertainment with serious
will never be the same. and Divya Narendra, played by generally siding with Sean. (i.e. several Gap sweatshirts) subject-matter simultaneously.
Believe it or not, Facebook by Max Minghella, who are The whole film is shown in displaying the lengths Lastly it provides audiences
was created a mere six attempting to start a social flashbacks, going in between the costume department with moral life lessons.
years ago and has only been networking site for Harvard the past and Mark’s two court went to for authenticity. With Facebook updating
open to the general public students. The trio calls on Mark cases. Both the Wilnklevoss’ The dialogue is entertaining its abilities rapidly, by the
for four years. Columbia to help develop the website, and Eduardo are suing Mark. for both computer savvy time “The Social Network” is
Pictures saw the potential of a specifically the difficult task Mark was taken to court viewers and technologically released to DVD, its depiction
Facebook movie quickly and of coding it, and he signs on. by both the Winklevoss’ inept ones; it has computer- of the current Facebook will
production on “The Social Shortly after dedicating himself and Eduardo, leading to an releated humor. When the be inaccurate. However, the
Network” started in mid-2009. to the Harvard website, Mark interesting result. mood changes from humorous film will still be incredibly
The cast of “ The Social turns to his best friend, Eduardo The movie has a fact- to serious, the dialogue entertaining to view and has
Network” is headed by up and Saverin (Garfield), to develop a based conclusion, which is follows suit and expresses the great potential for reigning over
comer Jesse Eisenberg, relative similar site. The pair calls the probably why it is somewhat feelings of the actors almost The Academy Awards.
newcomer Andrew Garfield site “The Facebook” and after dissatisfying for some as much as their actions do.
and the always interesting the site is launched exclusively audiences. Though it parallels Beyond that, the actors do
The Coens continue to impress Johnson writes a win
betrayals, along with several
Jack Rosenberry slapstick comedies, the Coens Caitlin McGuire Ginny’s vacation into a life
Columnist people dying in brutal ways. have also been given their Columnist changing experience.
The brothers also have dues in Academy Awards. The While in Europe, Ginny
“I’m not Mr. Lebowski. You’re experience in making comedy brothers have been nominated “13 Little Blue meets a quirky playwright,
Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. as shown in “Oh Brother, for ten Oscars and have won Envelopes” a Harrods’ salesman who
So that’s what you call me. Where Art Thou,” starring the four. They have produced two is a 2006 knew her aunt, an obnoxious
That or His Dudeness, Duder, perfectly cast trio of George literary adaptations, Homer and novel written family traveling though the
or El Duderino, if, you know, Clooney, John Turturro and Cormac McCarthy. They won by Maureen Netherlands, a café owner
you’re not into the whole best picture, best-adapted J o h n s o n . from France, an artist from
brevity thing.” Those words, screenplay and best Although the book was Denmark, and a group
said perfectly in character director for their version released four years ago, it of spontaneous college
by Jeff Bridges, come of “No Country for Old has continued to be popular students.
directly out of the 1989 Men.” This movie, by with the teenage audience Through these people,
film “The Big Lebowski.” far their highest critical since its release. Ginny finds the
This quote, along with a success, was violent, The novel follows meanings behind
plethora of others, emanated drear y and a good movie. a young girl, Ginny, the letters, the
from the minds of Joel and Their next movie venture in her travels secret behind her
Ethan Coen, two very influential involves the adaptation of the throughout Europe aunt leaving and
filmmakers, who have given novel “True Grit” by Charles following the letters the brain tumor
the world such movie gems Portis. “True Grit” was also left to her by her she told no one
as “Fargo,” “No Country for a 1969 movie starring John Aunt Peg. about.
Old Men,” and “Oh Brother, Wayne and Glen Cambell. Pe g l e f t t w o The letters
Where Art Thou.” It seems Tim Blake Nelson. “ Tr ue Grit,” star ring Matt years before Ginny contain adventure,
that these boys will not be However, their comedy really Damon, Josh Brolin and Jeff got her first letter, romance, hurt, loss
going anywhere anytime soon. shines in “Raising Arizona” Bridges, and is already creating and within that and the little things
Since “Blood Simple,” their starring, what Nicholas Cage much anticipation. It is due to time she died of that get people
first movie attempt in 1984, the haters would call, a “good” be released on Christmas Day. a b r a i n t u m o r. through their day.
Coen brothers have earned a Nicholas Cage. “Raising The Coen brothers have Peg left Ginny with 13 letters I would highly recommend
large cult following. Since then Arizona” includes a host of made a living creating stellar and four rules that she must “13 Little Blue Envelopes”
the Coens have made a number weirdly funny sight gags and films, and at their current rate, follow while on her European for your next read. It is a
of pictures, but seem to have situations including screaming, they will not stop creating their adventure. Though the rules heart-warming story that you
kept the same sort of plot along yodeling and a man blowing up one of a kind blockbusters for sometimes make the trip cannot put down once you
the way. Their movies usually a lizard with a hand grenade. quite some time. difficult, they ultimately mold have begun.
involve several twists and Beyond dabbling into
Page 10 The Purple Sage October 20, 2010
New release, new sound ‘Reach’ released
Brittney Hauke different from some of their The last song is “Wretches Ryan Minor World is ever ything you
Columnist older ones, but there is still and Kings,” which features Columnist could want and more, and
plenty of the old Linkin Park, a portion of the speech Firefight has been given full
It seems with an even better element. “Operation of the Machine” In case you customizability.
September Something that sticks by Mario Savio, a supporter of have been The multiplayer party
was the out with this album are the Free Speech Movement. living under Ssystem allows you to
month of the excerpts from famous A piece of advice if you are a rock, allow monitor and join the games
releases. speeches and interviews from debating whether to buy the me to be of any of your friends playing
“ H a l o : some influential people mixed whole album or just a few the first to “Reach.”
Reach” and in with the songs’ lyrics. “The songs: get the whole album. The inform you The new, better, faster
“Civilization 5” dropped into Radiance” features part of an CD is beautifully crafted to be that a certain game called system is much like the
stores. “Robin Hood” interview listened to in succession. The “Halo: Reach” was recently system used in other First
and “Iron Man 2” hit songs blend released. Person Shooters, where it
the shelves as Blu-rays. extremely well. The much anticipated rewards individual feats
Anberlin, Weezer and Even so, if you video game has been versus winning games.
Maroon 5 released do not want advertised for what seems Spending credits on your
new music albums. to spend the like forever, and has finally own armor, Firefight voice
Amongst all of money, a few been released. and death animations area
these new releases, of the top Chronologically, “Reach” is definitely worth your time.
Linkin Park’s newest songs from is set as a prequel to the On the topic of Forge
album A Thousand this album events of “Halo: Combat World, all I can say is that it is
Suns was released. that I would Evolved.” The storyline is a amazing. Objects can be set
It was of the CDs I was recommend mix between “Reach” and to float, intersect, sit at exact
most looking forward are “Blackout,” its defenders and ties in with angles, fit perfectly together
to and is currently at the “Waiting for the End,” the rest of the series. and even color pink or gold,
top of the billboard charts. I and “ When They You play as a newer yet there is no undo button.
have been waiting for it to Come for Me.” Their Spartan III, known simply Firefight is also superb
come out for a while now, most popular songs as “Noble 6.” You will be and has proven itself a
but did not really know on iTunes are “The accompanying Carter, Kat, worthy competitor to Horde
what to expect. With the Catalyst,” “Waiting for Jun, Emile and Jorge. of “Gears of War” and the
past album, Minutes to the End” and The group all has fairly zombie modes of “Call of
Midnight, it felt like the “Wretches and Kings,” distinct and lovable Duty.” Full customization is
band was experimenting all of which are featured personalities. Emile and available, allowing you to set
with some new styles. Now, with Robert on their newest album. Jorge are both interesting the humans’ and Covenants’
A Thousand Suns definitely O p p e n h e i m e r, o n e o f Whether you are an old characters and neither are statistics from the modest
has a whole new feel. the physicists that worked Linkin Park fan or a new devoid of personality. to the insane (i.e. inability
Linkin Park dishes out a on the first atomic bomb. listener, A Thousand Suns is But the game itself has to move, bottomless clips,
masterpiece of rock, hip hop, “Wisdom, Justice, and Love” a great album that is bound to gotten more difficult this and 300 percent melee
rap and classic all meshed takes a clip from one of the have songs that capture your time, so you should get damage).
into one album. The group Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches musical interest. familiar with the sight of There are very few flaws
may have been putting a lot and synthesizes it to create Noble 6 getting kicked in in the game, all of which can
on the line with a CD this an extremely unique piece. the face, thrown through the be easily overlooked thanks
air, getting overwhelmed by to all of the new features it
What to watch: Fall TV show lineup jackals, etc.
Ignoring the totally
brings to the table. If you like
“Halo,” multiplayer, co-op,
Tommy Wiesler trap, you can watch CBS’s “Mike not a “gleek,” you could awesome campaign, the or First Person Shooters,
Columnist & Molly”—at least until they watch ABC’s promising new most obvious improvements then buying “Halo: Reach”
run out of fat jokes.Tuesday: show “No Ordinary Family,” are in ever ything else: should be a no-brainer for
If you are anything like me, The show to watch is “Glee.” starring Michael Chiklis. multiplayer has been you.
the start of the school year gets With great choices in music Wednesday: ABC’s “Modern greatly improved, Forge
you pumped up for one thing: (well depending on how much Family” is coming off hot
the new TV season. you like Britney Spears), and with its Emmy win for Best “Community” is going to be because there is no continuing
With great shows returning, the cast’s energy, this season Comedy. Even if you think it challenged. You should not plotline like normal TV shows.
l i k e “ C o m m u n i t y, ” “ B i g sets out to top its first. And with should have gone to “Glee” miss either show. With great Sunday: For the final day of
Bang Theor y,” and “Glee,” a recent Emmy win for actress or “Big Bang Theory,” you acting and good concepts for the week there are plenty
this season should be Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, I have to admit this show is both shows, make sure to DVR of options. Football is on
great. Allow me to break it need not say more. However, good. With its satire of an one or the other, because both from noon to ten if you are
down for you day by day. if you American family, this shows are absolutely amazing. a football fanatic. FOX’s
Monday: I suggest watching are show has many laughs As for NBC ’s new show highly praised “Animation
NBC ’s new drama, “ The t o o f f e r. O t h e r w i s e “Outsourced,” skip it, because it Domination” is popular for the
Event.” For all of you “Lost” tune in to CBS’ hit is just “The Office” plus racism. younger generation, with “The
fans who are sad your show show “Criminal Friday: Friday has always Simpsons” being the longest
is over, “The Event” is a great Minds” which airs been the slow night for TV. running American sitcom
replacement. The show raised weekly at 8 p.m. So if you took my advice playing during this time spot.
many questions in its first Thursday: My and recorded “Community,” If you do not like football so
episodes and proves to be least favorite watch it now. However, there is much make sure to catch the
exciting and suspenseful. It people in the always a new episode of both newest episode of “Desperate
is prewritten for five seasons world are people “Smallville” and “Supernatural” Housewives.” The highly-rated
and the actors know little who watch o n Fr i d a y s , t h o u g h b o t h soap opera is currently in its
more than we do, meaning “The Office,” CW shows are lacking in seventh season and still going
that they are as into the show but skip NBC’s the content department. strong. With yet another new
as we are. If you do choose great shows like Saturday: If you are with a neighbor and plenty of dirty
to start watching, please Hulu “30 Rock” and bunch of friends Saturday night laundry, this season has much
the episodes you missed to “ C o m m u n i t y. ” and need something to watch, promise.
be spared of going mentally But with “Big “Saturday Night Live” is always Whether or not all the shows
insane. For those looking for Bang Theor y ” a good option. The great thing last, the fall line up has great
a new comedy, or who just switching to about SNL is that it allows promise.
cannot stand another mind T h u r s d a y, you to tune in at any time,
October 20, 2010 The Purple Sage Page 11
‘The Bucket List’ inspires top 5 Fall Films
Brandyn Liebe shoot at you destroying the front explained is why the Somalian this planet. Why is it that just Watch these fall
Columnist windshield, but you turn out pirates suck. You know what? because Pluto is actually part
movies to enhance
okay and drift onto the nearby They deserve it! They are jerks of the Kuiper Belt (See, if
I enjoy watching movies. pier doing a classic “Dukes who think that they own nothing else, you can still say your fall season.
More specifically, I really love of Hazzard” jump onto the the seven seas. A bunch of you learned something.) that
“ The Bucket List.” I was getaway yacht!? I sure would. criminals who do not have it cannot be considered a • “Hocus Pocus” The
watching “The Bucket List,” 4. Fight Pirates – This will any local help is what they are. planet? My only issue is that childhood favorite follows
and it made me realize that probably be the hardest to They would not last a second in with the elections coming three witches on All
life is short and truly a gift. We accomplish on account of the the clutches of America. I think up, few candidates are not Hallows Eve.
should all treat it as such…by fact that I like my pirates a bit those bimbos from Whale Wars choosing this issue to focus on?
not wasting it with anything more swashbuckling than the are more of a real menace. Sure, there are indeed masses • “Halloween” The scary
lame! Anyway, here are the guys down in Somalia. Do not 3. Get Pluto Planetship in space bigger than Pluto movie takes place on
top 5 things I not considered Halloween night, and
w o u l d l i ke t o planets, however, is the original “When a
do before I die. they will never Stranger Calls.”
5. Epic Car Chase have that place
– This one is a bit in our hearts that • “Ghostbusters” Starring
of a gimme. No dear Pluto does. the comedic stars of the
awesome life is 2. Legally Change original Saturday Night
complete without Middle Name Live, this movie shows a
a high speed to “Danger ” – I group of hilarious ghost
pursuit down the know what you hunters.
h i g h w a y. W h o are thinking. But
would not want Brandyn, is not • “The Exorcist”
to take a ’99 midnight blue get me wrong, those are some Back – Last year I wrote an “Danger” your middle name Released in 1973, the film
Skyline through Miami while evil people, however, where article about the Top 5 things on Facebook? Why, yes it is, is still incredibly scary
getting shot at by drug lords, is the dignity, the treasure, the America Was Not Facing (see internet savvy friend, and today. Linda Blair stars as
and the police in a helicopter parrots? On a similar note, the Top 5 Things America Was Not shame on you. You cannot a 12 year old possessed
as you are turning into a round- boats that those pirates have Facing, Purple Sage, April 2010). believe everything that you by a demon.
about drifting around the beast just do not cut the mustard. Well, I spoke briefly about how read on the internet. That is
at 100 miles per hour in fourth How are they supposed to I thought it was unfair that one of the most unreliable and
gear, turning out, shifting back engage in combat if they just because Pluto was a bit unsafe sources around. The
• “It’s the Great
to fifth, avoiding the semi road- cannot even manage the use more scrawny than the rest of only thing that I can think of that
Brown” The Peanut gang
blocking road block by ripping of cannons? And I cannot even the planets, that its title was is worse than the internet is the
debates about the
the E-Brake, and spinning start on their accents. When taken away. Well I do not just newspaper. Jeez, all of that bias.
reality of the Great Pump-
around in a complete 180 was the last time anyone heard talk the talk, I walk the walk. 1. Rename the Moon “America
kin in this always classic
degree turn and giving the tires a good “argh”? Now that I I fully plan on getting Pluto its Jr.” – Finders keepers…
a sick burnout, as the drug lords think about it, all I have really planetship back before I leave Russia.
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Kelly Martin, Sports Editor
Conference championship title in sight
Waunakee came out with
another victory, 55-6.
On September 24, the
The Warrior football season Warriors headed to DeForest
started early in August at to face off against the Norskies
Verona for the preseason at their homecoming game.
scrimmage against Verona DeForest and Waunakee have
and Oconomowoc.Offensive always been huge rivals, no
line/defensive line coach, Paul matter the record. Ohnesorge
Martin, said, “There are many said, “[The locker room] was
new kids. We are still young in a little more pumped up than
spots.” On the line alone, there usual because it was DeForest
are three new players taking on and that they picked us to
the responsibility to defend the play for their homecoming.”
Hogs’ reputation, seniors Jay Waunakee was hit hard with
Mazanet and Zach Statz and three holding penalties among
sophomore Jacob Ohnesorge. others. The Warriors pushed
They join the three returning through and came home with a
seniors Eric Alfson, John Oyer, 28-0 victory over the Norskies.
and UW-recruit Austin Maly. On October 1, the Warriors
The season started out with hosted the defending Division
high expectations for the 3 State Champions, the
Division 2 State Champions Reedsburg Beavers. The game
when the Warriors played Fort was one of the only times in
Atkinson on August 27 at home. history where two defending
Martin said, “The boys played state champs went head to
well, but we’re still trying to head. Thanks to connections
learn our positions.” In the end, between quarterback junior Junior Max Chamberlin charges by a Reedsburg defender at the October 1 game. (Photo by Lydia Dorn)
the team pulled out a 42-0 win Hunter Darger and Maly, the
in the first game of the season. Warriors had three touchdowns the extra point was good by the Portage defense to score Warriors are guaranteed at
Waunakee then headed out in the first half alone. The junior Jack Russell, finishing 22 points in the first quarter. least a share of the conference
to Milton on September 3 and Warriors claimed the victory the game 48-7. Straus and Musso scored two championship title.
again came home with another with a 43-14 win. Waunakee has scored 335 more touchdowns each in the Level one playoffs begin
win, 63-21. Waunakee defeated To end homecoming week, points so far in the season, second quarter to conclude October 26, and with
the Baraboo Thunderbirds on Waunakee took on Stoughton outscoring their opponents by the Waunakee scoring with 50 Waunakee’s 8-0 record, they
September 10, 56-0. at home for a non-conference 293 points. The team headed points. Waunakee came home will mostly likely host the
Going into the fourth game of game. Coming into the second to Portage on October 15, with a 50-7 victory over the game.
the season, the Warrior offense half, senior Christian Foster and the War riors started Portage Warriors.
had outscored their opponents had a 99 yard kick return out strong in the first half. The team plays Sauk Prairie,
161-21. Mount Horeb came raising the score to 41-0. Senior Juniors Max Chamberlin and with a record of 4-4, at home
to Waunakee ready to open Brandon White scored the final Leo Musso and senior Derek for the final conference game
up their spread offense, but touchdown of the game, and Straus all powered through of the season tonight. The
Girls’ golf makes first trip to state memorable girls were tied with but it’s not far behind from
Player of the
2009 defending competing for the title of state
state champion champs,” said Murphy. Nathan Kruser
Members of the girls’ golf Middleton for On Tuesday the girls were
team, seniors Lizi Brooks first with a 318 paired with Milton and third
and Caitlyn Dubester, juniors team score. In the place Middleton for the final
Ashley Madden and Mi Jo one-hole playoff, round. After a well played front
Mucklow, and sophomore Waunakee edged nine, the girls finished the 18
Maddie Murphy made their Middleton by one hole with 100 people watching.
first trip to the WIAA state stroke to take first “At the last hole we were
tournament memorable when and move on to all pretty nervous because
they came home with the gold state. ever yone was watching,”
trophy. Last year the Madden said. Purple Sage: Who in-
“We were really excited and girls were unable Later that night the girls
relieved to know that we won,” to move on to state returned to Waunakee on a spired you most to play?
said Madden. and as Madden fire truck. “We were still pretty Nathan Kruser: Probably
Wa u n a k e e e d g e d o u t said, “We were all surprised that we won and my dad. He coached me a
Milton 662-667 for the two really disappointed pretty relieved. It was pretty fun lot when I was younger.
day event held October 12 last year and this we were all on top of the fire PS: What is your favorite
and 13 at University Ridge in year we were truck just cheering and people
Verona. Brooks finished with a happy to go back came out and were cheering football memory?
146, which put her third in the and show what we for us,” said Madden. NK: Walking out the
state behind Milton’s Ashton Senior Lizi Brooks takes a shot at state. (Photo were made of.” “The Waunakee girls’ golf tunnel at Camp Randall.
Stair (140) and Waukesha Co- submitted) Although scores team grew to be a family. It PS: Who is your favorite
op’s Emily Joers (143). Madden are completely was the most memorable and famous football player and
finished with a 156, Dubester on September 29. individual, golf is a best golf year of my life,” said
had a 175, Murphy had a 185 Sectionals were held at team sport where the top four Murphy. “It is most important to why?
and Mucklow finished the two the Meadows, Waunakee’s player scores count. After the remember our seniors, Caitlyn NK: Reggie Wayne or
days with a 206. home course, on October first round of state they were Dubester and Lizi Brooks; Aaron Rogers because I
Waunakee won conference 5. “It was a perfect day for in second place three shots they were our team captains, like watching them play.
with a 5-0 record, and with only gold, and the nerves were behind leader Milton. leaders, and best friends. They PS: How long have you
four teams moving on from racing,” said Murphy. Brooks “ This was the absolute are fantastic and really pulled
regionals to sectionals, the girls shot a new women’s course perfect place to be, it’s without through for the team.” been playing?
took first at regionals in Portage record of 5-under 67, and the the pressure of being in first, NK: Since 5th grade.
October 20, 2010 The Purple Sage Page 13
Volleyball on to playoff rounds Shelby goes
After a second place Parents of varsity and JV
conference finish and players helped sell beads,
bracelets and raffle tickets to
to state for
a 10-2 record, the
team faces 16 seed
collect money for the leukemia
cause. A preliminar y total girls’ tennis
Madison East at home of $1,214.44, without the
October 21 concession stand money, was Sergei Capaul
gathered. The final total will be Sports Reporter
Sports Reporter donated to leukemia research.
Senior night was held With an undefeated
T h e Wa u n a ke e v a r s i t y October 14 and seniors Hailie conference title, the
volleyball team currently has Ripley, Kalie Endres, Megan L a d y Wa r r i o r t e n n i s
a 10-2 conference record, with Liegal, Megan Ryan, Lindsey team sure knows how
losses only to Sauk Prairie. Laufenberg, and Sam Reilly to play a good game.
On October 9, Waunakee were acknowledged with gift- Sophomore Allie Taylor said,
played a tournament at bags from fellow teammates. “Our chemistry works well
Edgewood High School. At the The team drubbed Baraboo by together. Each of us impact
tournament Waunakee took winning in three games. each other and it makes us
first place in the silver division, “Our team gets along really play better on the courts.”
defeating Neenah, Xavier, well, and our team goals are She explained how close
Hortonville and Lafollette in to do our best to get to state,” each of the varsity players
the championship game. said junior Sami Gilkes. “Our are and how that affects the
On Tuesday, October 12, the strengths are passing balls up, overall success of their team.
team had an orange-out against working for every point, and Not only do the girls
Reedsburg. The game was a working together.” encourage each other,
fundraiser to raise money for After senior night the team but Coach Jeff Pruefer is
leukemia research in honor of plans on preparing for playoffs always there for advice
junior Madi Aiello. and regionals. Coming up and support to make sure
The Waunakee junior varsity on October 21, the number his team is successful and
team held a Miracle Minute one seed Waunakee takes on in a positive mind set.
between the first and second number 16 seed Madison East Pruefer centers his coaching
game, collecting a total of at home at 7 p.m. on keeping the girls in shape
$368.44. and the details in their
matches that enabled them
to achieve their undefeated
record. Junior Abbie
Zellner said, “We focused
a lot more on conditioning
a n d a g i l i t y t h i s y e a r,
compared to past years.”
The varsity team all worked
Juniors Katie Greiber and Alison Wilder block a hit by a DeForest player. very hard this year to earn
The girls beat DeForest 25-11, 25-15, and 25-10. (Photo by Allie Taylor) a spot at the sub-sectionals
match, which was held at
Cross country ranks in conference Neilson Stadium on October
4. Number one and two
Olivia Knier job substitute teaching in the singles players respectively,
Editor in Chief Waunakee area and found freshmen Shelby and
Waunakee a great town for Tilly Chor ney, proved
As the leaves are falling to coaching cross country. their skill by moving on to
signify the end of summer, The course at Sheehan Park sectionals. Shelby was the
cross countr y season is was wooded and fairly flat, only one that went on to
likewise winding down. with an uphill finish. This put compete and represent our
The team participated in the many runners at an advantage school at the state level.
first annual Sun Prairie Cardinal to run their personal best times. “I am excited and nervous
Invite on October 9, at Sheehan Freshman Ben Pike said he had at the same time. Since
Park in Sun Prairie. Runners his personal best time for the I have never been there
were divided into races based first mile of the race at five I don’t know what to
on gender and grade level. minutes and 54 seconds. expect,” said Shelby the
This was unusual for a meet, Sophomore Jenna McGowan night before going to state.
as races are typically divided had the best time of the Despite nerves, Shelby
by gender and team level. Waunakee girls at 16 minutes dominated the first round at
Girls’ races were 4000 meters and 53 seconds. Freshmen the WIAA state competition,
and boys’ were 5000 meters. Emma Schneider and Maggie with a 6-3, 6-1 win over
Some varsity runners did not Heinemann finished close Milwaukee DSHA senior
run in this race to taper for behind at 16 minutes and 57 Gen O’Meara in the
conference, which took place seconds and 17 minutes and Division 1 singles matches.
on Saturday, October 16. The 38 seconds, respectively. She went on to the
girls’ team took fourth, and the The boys’ best time was 18 second round at the
boys’ team took second place. minutes and 11 seconds run state level on October 15,
The presence of a new by senior Matthew Kulcyk, where she lost to Elizabeth
coach on the team is positive with sophomore Stephen Cruz Konon from Homestead
for both runners and head finishing just steps behind him 1-6, 0-6. Konon went on
coach Tom Slater. Slater said, at 18 minutes and 16 seconds. to place third in the state.
Senior Matthew Kulcyk passes a Sun Prairie runner at Sun Prairie’s Car- “It is nice to have a younger The season will end with the
dinal Invite held on October 9 at Sheehan Park. He ran the fastest set of legs around to help.”
The new volunteer coach,
sectional meet on October 23
at DeForest, and the state meet
see SHELBY page 15
Waunakee boys time in 18 minutes and 16 seconds, with sophomore
Stephen Cruz on his heels. (Photo by Lydia Dorn) Chris Schiemann, taught in on October 30 at Wisconsin
Michigan before he began a Rapids.
Page 14 The Purple Sage October 20, 2010
Boys’ soccer: the road to state an underclassman because we Waunakee off guard but they
Sports Reporter are family and we appreciate kept their heads held high.
each other for making varsity,” Fong tied the game 1-1 at
The Waunakee boys’ varsity said Grosshauser when asked the half with a penalty kick.
soccer team finished the about being an underclassman Waunakee came out strong
regular season with a 13-3- on the varsity team. Sophomore in the first 30 seconds of the
2 record and a share of the Jack Cords responded, “Its second half and senior Jared
conference title with Baraboo pretty fun. I may not get as Denu scored the second goal
and Mt. Horeb. much playing time, but I still of the game to seal the 2-1
The boys fell to Mt. Horeb have been able to meet a lot victory over Verona.
e a r l i e r i n t h e y e a r, a n d of new people and practicing Junior Tyler Gatz said “It felt
sophomore Casey Grosshauser with older kids has helped me amazing [to beat Verona]. Our
thought the team could have improve a lot.” efforts in the second half paid
performed better. “We didn’t The Warriors became the off. We didn’t come out 100
come out to play and thought third seed and played on percent, but when we realized
we would walk all over them,” Tuesday, October 12 against what the game meant, we did
he said. Portage/Poynette in the first what we had to do and earned
One of the tougher games round of the Division 1 playoffs. the victory.”
of the year was against the Waunakee won the game with In order to advance to the
number one ranked team in a score of 9-0 and were on state tournament, the team
Division 2, Fox Lutheran Valley. their way to the next round of must win two more playoff
The boys fought hard and were playoffs. games. Cords said, “We have
not intimidated, coming away On October 14, the team had been playing well together and
with a 2-0 victory. Grosshauser to play a tough game against I think we have a chance of
assisted senior Kevin Fong for Verona. The first goal of the going all the way.” Their next
a very important goal. game was scored by Verona off game is on Thursday, October Senior Kevin Fong passes the ball to a fellow teammate on Septermber
“It doesn’t feel weird being of a free kick. This goal caught 21 at Madison West. 28 during the Baraboo game at home. (Photo by Mi Jo Mucklow)
High hopes for swim conference
Sophomore Annabell Pedersen dives off the board on October 9 during the Waunakee Warrior Invite at the
NOW IS THE TIME
Waunakee Aquatic Center. (Photo by Kelsey Mayer)
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October 20, 2010 The Purple Sage Page 15
Josh Lerdahl and Aidan Schlittler , Sage Page Editors
Short History of
Dum The Palmistry
The art of palm reading, or Process
palmistry, began as a counsel-
ing technique more than 3000 1. Choose a hand. For males
years ago. In the beginning, the left hand indicates the at-
only fools were thought to tributes the subject is born
practice palmistry. However, with, and the right hand in-
many years later, it gained dicates attributes the subject
great popularity in Greece has accumulated over time.
and India. Palm readers were For females, it is reversed.
thought to have the same so- 2. Locate the major lines.
cial status as doctors. See graphic and boxes below
Palm reading does not for locations of the heart line,
foretell the future, but rather head line, and life line.
analyzes one’s emotional ten- 3. Interpret heart line. This
dencies, attitudes in social line is said to indicate your
situations, awareness, sub- emotional stability, your ideas
conscious strengths and fears. of romance, depression, and
The palmist uses observa- cardiac health.
tions from each hand to give
people direction in their life
4. Interpret head line. This
line indicates your learning
and to clarify personal con-
style, communication style,
cerns such as health, financ-
and thirst for knowledge.
es, and family. Many people
believe palmistry tells of luck
or chances, but this is not the
case. Having your palm read
tells you about yourself, allow-
ing you to take control of your
future. 5. Interpret life
Palm reading is seen as a line. This line indi-
constantly changing process, cates physical health,
and is not definite or absolute. general well being, and
The lines in our hands imitate major life changes.
our behavioral and intellectu-
al patterns, and so the mark-
ings on our extremities physi-
cally change as our thinking
1. Heart Line 3. Life Line
• If it begins below the index fin- • If it runs close to your thumb,
ger, you are content with your you are often tired.
• If it begins below the middle
2. Head Line • If it is curvy, you have plenty
• If you have a short line, you of energy.
finger, you are selfish when it prefer physical achievements • If it is long and deep, you have
comes to love. over mental ones. vitality.
• If it begins in the middle, you • If you have a curved, sloping • If it is short and shallow, you
fall in love easily. line, you are creative. are easily manipulated by oth-
• If it is straight and short, you • If the line is separated from the ers.
have little interest in romance. life line, you have adventure • If it swoops around in a semi-
• If it touches the life line, your and enthusiasm for life. circle, you have strength and
heart is broken easily. • If you have a wavy line, you enthusiasm.
• If it is long and curvy, you have a short attention span. • If it is straight and close to the
freely express emotions and • If you have a deep, long line, edge of the palm, you are cau-
feelings. your thinking is clear and fo- tious when it comes to rela-
• If it is wavy, you have an ab- cused. tionships.
sence of serious relationships. • If you have a straight line, you • If the line breaks, you have had
• If it is straight and parallel to think realistically. a sudden change in your life-
the the head line, you have a • If your head line is broken, style.
good handle on your emotions. you have inconsistencies in
thought. Information From: Ofesite.com,
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