Aaron Schmidt, Advertising Manager Sara Vincent, Features Editor
Fricke falls a frightening 30 feet Suspected
Sophomore Hannah hours to get her off the mountain and another
Fricke broke her hour and a half to get her to a Honduran clinic.
At the clinic, the doctors determined that
femur, hand, and Hannah suffered from a broken femur, a broken
nose after an hand, a broken nose and numerous facial cuts
unfortunate fall in which resulted in 20 stitches in four different
Honduras areas around her face.
Because the clinic did not have the technology
needed to get Hannah back to full health, she
was taken by MedFlight to St. Mary’s Hospital
Over this past summer, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Upon arriving at
sophomore Hannah Fricke St. Mary’s, a MRI test proved that Hannah, in
encountered an unexpected addition to her broken bones, had compression
twist while on a mission trip to fractures in her spine, bone bruising and deep
Honduras. muscle bruising.
Fricke intended to spend the After Fricke finished with surgeries on her
week helping impoverished leg and hand, along with other treatments, she
Hondurans, but after an was discharged from St. Mary’s on July 11 and
On August 17, Rod Blagojevich, a man
unfortunate series of events, allowed to return home to Wisconsin. At this
purportedly involved in governmental scandals
found herself stuck in the point, Hannah was unable to put any weight on
was finally tried before a jury.
pediatric trauma ward at St. her leg and moved around using a wheelchair.
Blagojevich was accused of trying to sell
Mary’s hospital in West Palm Recently, Hannah completed physical therapy
President Obama’s Senate seat and trying to use
Beach, Florida. for her leg and completed her sessions with an
Sophomore Hannah Fricke was state funds to fire writers on the Chicago Tribune
On June 26, Fricke was occupational therapist for her hand.
injured this summer in Honduras. who criticized him, among other things. To the
repelling down a waterfall as “The doctor said it will be one year before I am
(Photo by Lydia Dorn) chagrin of many scandal-aware citizens, the
a team building activity prior to completely recovered,” she said. “But in terms
jury was hung on 23 crimes accused of him. A
starting her volunteer work in Honduras. During Hannah’s turn, of doing everything normally, I can [perform all
key accusation, selling Obama’s Senate seat,
it started to rain heavily and no more students were allowed to normal activities] just fine.”
was vetoed by a single juror; a unanimous vote
repel down the fall. Fricke and a Honduran repelling assistant “Everything that has happened has definitely
were already at the bottom of the 100 foot waterfall, and needed changed my life. I am not going to be able to
What happened? The defense had quite a
to make the trek up the steep, muddy trail to get to the rest of the look at things the same way. It saddens me to
bit of evidence; the FBI supplied hours of wire-
group. While hiking up the slick slope, Hannah slipped and fell see people who are permanently physically
30 feet into a river below, and she was knocked unconscious. disabled… I just got a small taste of that and
Because the slope was so steep, no vehicles could be used to I could hardly stand it. I can’t even imagine,”
transport her up the mountain. Between waiting for a stretcher said Fricke.
and carrying Hannah to a vehicle accessible area, it took six with a strong
French trip:“Il était magnifique!”
he did not
and more relaxing.” Despite plan to
Emily Drewry carry out the
the tight schedule, Hill said
Copy Editor comments
everything was fun and she
This July, 27 members of wishes the trip had been captured by the
Waunakee High School’s longer. FBI. The single
Fr e n c h C l u b a n d f o u r The group began in Paris, juror who
accompanying chaperones and after 24 hours without held out
departed on the journey of a sleep, headed straight to the against the
lifetime. iconic Eiffel Tower. During their persecution illustrated a reason for hesitation
For some, the eight hour four days in Paris, the group when she stated, according to the BBC, there
plane ride was familiar, but visited museums, took a boat was not “a smoking gun” to give cause for
for others, it was their first ride on the Seine River, and further penalty. There was evidence going both
plane flight out of the USA. Seniors Katie Bolger, Glenn Will, Cassi Brucker, and walked along the Champs d’ ways, but much of it was hazy due to political
But for all on the trip, the ten Hailie Ripley in the gardens of Versailles. Elysees. motivations. The judge on the case, Judge
days spent in France were (Photo submitted) The next leg in the journey James Zagel, stated that he intended to declare
incredible and unforgettable. was traveling by TGV train to a mistrial, meaning that a new trial would occur.
Students attending the trip Biarritz, a city on the Atlantic Blagojevich, though, is still eager to prove his
were all members of French Ocean. There, the students innocence, saying in an interview on the Daily
Club and in either French 3 or enjoyed unique little shops Show, “23 down, and one to go.”
4. Their common knowledge and “a calmer feel,” according Those 23 cases certainly give cause for people
of the country allowed for to junior Brandon Creamer. still calling for justice, but when the possibility of
a combination of touristy Senior Glenn Will chose the his innocence is taken into account, the result of
stops and more educational city as his favorite part of the the trial is not so bad. The one guilty sentence,
experiences. trip, because “the beaches lying to the FBI, carries up to five years in prison
Fr e n c h t e a c h e r Pa m A view from the third story of the Eiffel Tower. were gorgeous, the people and a fine of up to $250,000. This is not the
Knutson described the route (Photo Submitted) were amazing, and the food largest toll the trials have taken on Blagojevich,
as “a little off the beaten spectacular.” though. The scandals effectively ended his
path,” while still hitting all the The last stops of the trip were political career. Immediately after news of the
main tourist destinations. to the gorgeous cities of Nice, Senate seat selling came out in early 2009, he
They kept moving the entire Monaco, and Nimes, all located was impeached by an overwhelming vote as
time and as senior Beth Hill on the Mediterranean Coast. Governor of Illinois. As a man with historically
found, each destination was After studying French for so low approval ratings, it is doubtful that he will
different from the next. “It long, a trip to its native country ever be able to recover from the ordeal. While
felt a little bit like we were was a rewarding experience many justice-seeking individuals may want
being hustled around,” she for those who attended. more blood, five years in prison and a ruined
said.“That’s why going to political career are nothing to scoff at for a man
the beaches was my favorite who might be innocent.
Giverny, Impressionist Painter, Claude Monet’s house.
part, they were less touristy (Photo submitted)
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Jamie Warner, Opinion Editor
Indian controversy – A law signed earlier this year which Texting Law – Wisconsin became the Miners in Chile – On August 22 33
allowed the Department of Public Instruction to rule against 25th state to outlaw texting when Gover- miners were miraculously found to be alive
school mascots in response to public complaints successfully nor Doyle signed off the assembly’s final in a mine 2,300 feet underground that col-
removed Native American logos from several schools includ- approval on May 5th. However, texting lapsed on August 5. The workers survived on
ing Osseo-Fairchild and Kewaunee. Currently the Mukwonago while driving is okay for the time being food that was only supposed to last them 2
school district is fighting to save their name; the state is expect- because the law will not be enforced until days. It is expected to take several months to
ed to make a decision by the end of October. December 1 of this year. get the miners out.
What happened this summer?
The summer may have passed lazily for students, but the rest of the world was moving as usual.
Here are some of the things you might have missed.
Rod Blagojevich – After a gov- FIFA World Cup – We were BP – On July 15, the leak was official- Brett Favre – This past summer Brett
ernmental scandal involving the all on the edge of our seats ly capped. On July 27, BP confirmed Favre had the NFL on its toes once again like
sale of a U.S. Senate seat, Blagojev- as Spain and the Netherlands that CEO Tony Hayward would resign he had done the past two years. After the
ich was convicted with one count went head to head for the final and is to be replaced by Bob Dudley Minnesota Vikings promised him 20 million
of lying to the FBI. He planned to game of this soccer fan mania. on October 1. Total losses of this oil dollars for the 2010-2011 season, Brett Favre
appeal the count when convicted Spain won the exciting match spill are estimated to reach over 20 is playing once again, but this time, one year
on August 17. 1-0. billion dollars for the company. older.
Top 5 reasons to be back in school new tri-fecta of hall monitors is of the tiger and I just have relevant thing you learned
Without further adieu, The
Brandyn Liebe Top Five Reasons Why I Am a definite force to be reckoned to say that gets me pumped in the woods, that the native
Columnist Excited to Be Back in School. with. to accomplish something North American White Pine,
Ladies and gentlemen, 4. School Food – You knowing that the spirit of the or Pinus strobus, is the only
boys and girls, welcome 5. Mr. Evans – Need I say know, this could not have tiger is with me. I suppose I gymnosperm in Wisconsin
(back) to high school. more? The man has a digital come at a better time. I have can harness that into my FST with it leaves arranged in
Frankly, I am rather excited blue print of the school in been meaning to put on a few homework. faciles of five? (I know a lot
for this, because it means I his head. If I am not where I pounds for dramatic effect. 2. Safety – Bears, they hate about trees. What? Biology
get to see all of you again. should be, he knows about it 3. The Year – No, I am not the thought of organized project.) Anyway, yeah I feel
But enough about you, this is before I even get there. And if talking about 2010; that is just learning. Why do you think safe in school.
my article, we should focus that is not enough, word on the boring. I am talking about the they always hang out in the 1. Mrs. Carlson– Enough
on me. street is that there are two new tiger! In China it is the year woods? What was the last said.
sheriffs in town. Anyway, this
Dish me the summer dirt!
Sierra Gillespie • AC/DC’s “Black Ice Tour”
Entertainment Editor became the top grossing
musical tour of all time. The
• “Toy Story 3” became the global tour sold 1.8 million
highest grossing animated film tickets and grossed a whopping
115 W. Main Street of all time with a total gross of $177.5 million.
608-850-4886 $405.9 million from a budget of
• On August 9, Nickelodeon
aired the 11 th annual Teen
HOMECOMING WEEK SPECIALS:
• Not only was “Toy Story 3” Choice Awards, this year
the highest grossing animated hosted by Katy Perry.
film of the summer, it was • Big winners of the Teen
the highest grossing film of Choice Awards included “The
the summer, period. It was Twilight Saga: Eclipse” cast,
No-chip Pedicure w/ Dana......$45 followed closely by “ The
Twilight Saga: Eclipse” with
the “Sherlock Holmes” cast,
the “Glee” cast and the reality
$298.1 million and “Inception” stars of “Keeping up with the
No-chip Manicure w/ Dana......$30 with $271.6 million.
• The most downloaded song
• Jimmy Fallon hosted this
Full Body Spray Tan...............$20 of the summer was “California
Gurls” by Katy Perry featuring
summer’s Primetime Emmy
Awards, which were the most
Snopp Dogg. watched Emmy’s since 2006.
• “The Millennium Trilogy ” • Big winners at the Emmy’s
became this summer’s most had some cross overs from
Color.................$20 OFF talked about series of books,
written by the late Stieg
The Teen Choice Awards.
Jane Lynch, star of the hit
Updo.................$10 OFF Larsson, the trilogy features
novel “The Girl with the Dragon
TV show “Glee,” took home
Best Supporting Actress in a
Tatoo” soon to be a motion Comedy Series.
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Emily Drewry, Copy Editor Sierra Gillespie, Entertainment Editor
Our parking palooza: the inside scoop
Six members of The Purple Sage took on the challenge to let you, our readers, in on the secrets of
surviving the roads this year—more specifically, the parking lot situation. To compare yourself to our
racers, we provided their typical mile times.
The old sophomore
parking lot has 94
From parking lot to classroom spot
parking stalls, the Distance
new sophomore lot New Sophomore Old Sophomore Fieldhouse
has 82 parking stalls, Parking Lot Parking Lot Parking Lot
and the fieldhouse to Delivery to Delivery to Pyramid
parking lot has 114 Entrance Entrance Entrance
Construction inside Sage Page Editor 4 minutes and 2 minutes and
the school during Wheelchair 3 seconds 28 seconds 59.48 seconds
Racer and racing style
the school year is
impossible, so next
summer five new Angela Gilbertson,
Production Assistant 3 minutes and 2 minutes and
science labs will be
Walk 12 seconds 5 seconds 24.52 seconds
added for student
use next year.
Web Page Manager 1 minute and
The current capacity Jog 24 seconds 52.59 seconds 12.77 seconds
is 1,200, with 1,220
The new school will Brandyn Liebe
have a capacity of Columnist 1 minute and
1,500 students; pro- Run, 10+ minute mile 26 seconds 44.97 seconds 9.03 seconds
jected to be enough
space until 2018.
News Editor 1 minute and
When construc- Run, 7-9 minute mile 22 seconds 39.78 seconds 7.90 seconds
tion is finished, 200
of the purple lock-
ers will replace the Olivia Knier
short, blue lockers. Editor-in-Chief 1 minute and
A growing student Run, under 7 minute 23 minutes 38.78 seconds 7.58 seconds
population demands mile
Tips for getting a good parking spot on a regular basis:
• Make an effort to come into school early to speak with teachers, instead of meeting with them after school.
• Become a member of a club or extra-curricular activity that has morning meetings to arrive extra early.
• Join swim team and come to morning practice at 5:30 when there is never a shortage of parking spaces.
• Intimidate your rival drivers by adding some form of flames, skulls or scary images to the sides of your car.
• As you leave the house, skip your mother’s kiss goodbye to beat the rush by 30 seconds.
• Buy a Delorean, install a Flux Capacitor, drive 88 MPH (who needs speed limits when you have no roads?).
• Carpool to school with friends, save the environment and your gas money
• Get a bike.
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