Junior Tom Bernier after finishing
his race at the Sun Prairie Cross
Country Invite on October 9.
For invite results, see ...
The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 2
NEWS
Lily Vanderbloemen, News Editor
The race for Wisconsin’s next governor
Tom Bar...
The Purple SageOctober 20, 2010 Page 3
NEWS
Tea Party affects November elections
Jenna McGowan
Reporter
The official home ...
The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 4
OPINION
Jamie Warner, Opinion Editor
Countering social anxiety for the coy and hope...
WEDNESDAY SOCIETYspeaks
THE
Quotable
UOTE
There is little that invokes such a strong sense of autumn
as faded, falling lea...
The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 6
OPINION
Aaron Schmidt
Advertising Manager
In the early 1600’s, pilgrims
emigrated f...
The Purple SageOctober 20, 2010 Page 7
FEATURES
Sara Vincent, Features Editor
Eerie events around the area Fascinating,
fr...
The Purple Sage • October 20, 2010Page 8 Page 9
How Fear Functions in the Human Brain
W
hether it be con-
fined spaces, mi...
The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 10
ENTERTAINMENT
Sierra Gillespie, Entertainment Editor
Facebook movie takes over the...
The Purple SageOctober 20, 2010 Page 11
ENTERTAINMENT
If you are anything like me,
the start of the school year gets
you p...
The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 12
ENTERTAINMENT
‘The Bucket List’ inspires top 5
I enjoy watching movies.
More speci...
The Purple SageOctober 20, 2010 Page 13
SPORTS
Kelly Martin, Sports Editor
Player of the
Month:
Nathan Kruser
Purple Sage:...
The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 14
SPORTS
The Waunakee varsity
volleyball team currently has
a 10-2 conference record...
The Purple SageOctober 20, 2010 Page 15
SPORTS
NOW IS THE TIME
TO SCHEDULE YOUR
PORTFOLIO REVIEW.
www.edwardjones.com Memb...
The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 16
SAGE PAGE
Josh Lerdahl and Aidan Schlittler , Sage Page Editors
The art of palm re...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

October

1,484 views

Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,484
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
41
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

October

  1. 1. Junior Tom Bernier after finishing his race at the Sun Prairie Cross Country Invite on October 9. For invite results, see page 14 OCTOBER 20, 2010 Purple Sage Waunakee, WIVolume 9, Issue 1Waunakee Community High School Sage Page Sports Entertainment Quotable UOTE ”–Archie Griffin “In the face of adversity, you find out if you’re a fighter or a quitter. It’s all about getting up after you’ve been knocked down. Presented by TheWednesday Society The SMART new additions to WHS improve technology Anna Evansen Production Assistant WHS is making huge advances in technology by adding interactive white boards to their classrooms. SMART boards are considered the modern day projector and are becoming an important tool for all classrooms. Tw o y e a r s a g o , t h e Technology Department of the Waunakee School District decided that every classroom should contain an interactive white board, with exceptions only to unsterile classrooms or those with minimal up-front teaching. These first technological t e a c h i n g b o a r d s w e r e introduced to our district in the 2000-01 school year: one at the high school, one at Heritage, andoneatIntermediateschool. There was an increase in the number of interactive white boards in 2006. Each school in our district now includes at least one SMART board. The classrooms in the high school addition will include them as well. Instructors train others on how to use these SMART boards. The certified trainers at the high school are science instructor Tammy Rademacher and Special Education instructor David Hery. There is some concern that there could be more training overall for the use of the boards. Sophmore Molly McDonough said, “The boards would be much more effective if substitute teachers had training as well.” High School Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Tim Schell said, “The SMART board does not make a good teacher, it is the quality of teaching that really counts.” Not all teachers and students New math teacher, Mr. Fritz, uses a SMART Board while teaching an advanced algebra class. (Photo by Lydia Dorn) agree that the SMART boards are the most ideal tool for a classroom, but the general consensus is positive. Schell said, “Every 21st century classroom should have one.” Concerns over the interactive teaching tool include the large expense associated with them and the under use of the boards after they have been placed in classrooms. At the completion of construction in May 2011, SMART boards should be available in all suitable rooms. Girls’ golf state champs Waunakee defeated Milton 662-667 at the WIAA Divison 1 State Golf Tournament held on October 12 and 13 in Verona at University Ridge. This was Waunakee’s first appearance at the state tournament. Senior Lizi Brooks finished with a 146, which put her third in the state. Junior Ashley Madden tied for eigth in the state. Head coach is Paul Miller and assistant coach is Betsy Zadra. The girls above (from left to right): Maddy Murphy, Caitlyn Dubester, Lizi Brooks, Ashley Madden, and Mi Jo Mucklow pose with their trophy. See Sports Page 13 for more information. (Photo Submitted) This year several new teachers have been added to the Waunakee teaching staff. Two in particular are math instructors Trygve Fritz and Samantha Heyer. Both Heyer and Fritz find Waunakee to be very welcoming. Before teaching at WHS, Heyer taught at Adams- Friendship High School, in Adams, Wisconsin. She now teaches geometry and algebra in Waunakee. She was inspired to be a math teacher in high school by her volleyball coach and her homeroom teacher because they encouraged her to do so. Heyer’s favorite part of teaching is helping students, and she particularly enjoys students who are not afraid to ask questions. She played volleyball and basketball in high school and is currently the girls’ junior varsity volleyball coach. Heyer also had a job in high school working in a restaurant helping out with everything but waitressing. “Behind the scenes was good enough for me,” she said. One of Ms. Heyer’s hobbies is running. She started in college on the track team and hopes to get involved with Waunakee’s track program in the future. One place she has always wished to travel to is Ireland because of her fascination with the country. Fritz taught in three other school districts, Mineral Point and Barneveld, both in Wisconsin, and another in Tucson, Arizona. Fritz also teaches advanced algebra and geometry. I n h i g h s c h o o l , h e participated in rock climbing, cross country and soccer. His current hobbies include running and biking, and he wishes to visit Italy sometime in his life. For Mr. Fritz, helping students understand tough concepts is the most rewarding part of being a teacher. He believes a desire to help students is essential to aspiring teachers. He recommends students take rigorous classes during their senior year, because, “this is the last time school will be free.” He wants students to know he cares about their success. Both teachers are looking forward to a successful first year at Waunakee. Heyer and Fritz join staff Olivia Ruch Reporter Features ”“There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation in it. –Alfred Hitchcock For more on fear, see page 8 ” “ With facebook statuses being updated 24/7 and “creeping” at a record high, ‘The Social Network’ is a relatable film.” –Senior Sierra Gillespie on the “The Social Network” For more reviews, see page 10 How long is your life line? What palm reading can supposedly tell you about your future. For more on palm reading, see page 16 Opinion For what not to do with the fresh fall leaves, see page 5.
  2. 2. The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 2 NEWS Lily Vanderbloemen, News Editor The race for Wisconsin’s next governor Tom Barrett was born and raised on the west side of Milwaukee. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a B.A . in Economics in 1976 and a J.D. from Madison’s Law School in 1980. Barrett immediately joined politics after he left UW- Madison. He first served as a law clerk for Judge Robert Warren from 1980 to 1982. At age 28, he made his first run for public office. He served two terms as an Assemblyman and attempted a run for the Wisconsin State Senate. Barrett ran to become a member of the 103rd U.S. Congress as the representative for Wisconsin’s fifth congressional district and was re-elected four more times as the representative. In 2002, Barrett ran for Wisconsin Governor, where he came in a close second behind Jim Doyle in the Democratic Primary. B a r r e t t w a s e l e c t e d Milwaukee Mayor in 2004. Four years later, Barrett ran for re-election, winning the race with 79 percent of the vote, the largest percentage by a mayoral candidate in 40 years. As mayor, Barrett focused on keeping neighborhoods safe by strengthening the Milwaukee Police Department, targeting gangs and removing illegal guns from city streets. A notable event in Barrett’s mayoral term was in August of 2009. Barrett was attempting to intervene in a domestic dispute outside the Wisconsin State Fair when the man attacked Barrett with a tire iron. Barrett was briefly hospitalized with a shattered hand and several knocked out teeth. This event was perceived by many as an example of Barrett’s devotion to the city of Milwaukee and gave him national recognition. Barrett officially announced his candidacy for governor of Wisconsin on November 15 2009. Barrett easily won the primary election on September 14, 2010 with 90.5 percent of the vote against his opponent, Tim John of Oconomowoc. Barrett’s main point during his campaign is jobs. Barrett believes that Wisconsin needs to bring more businesses to the state. O t h e r a r e a s t h a t B a r r e t t f o c u s e s o n are government spending, agriculture, education and the environment, according to his campaign website. B a r r e t t w a n t s t o s a v e taxpayers’ money by reducing government spending and making major reforms in how the government works. Barrett believes agriculture is a vital part of Wisconsin. Agriculture generates over $59 billion in economic activity and provides more than 400,000 jobs. Barrett wants to help agriculture thrive in Wisconsin by creating tax credits, increasing profitability, and promoting the integrity of Wisconsin’s organic dairy industry. Barrett understands that education is a priority for Wisconsin, and he wants to make sure it is made affordable and accessible. Barrett points to his past as Milwaukee mayor when he helped turn around failing schools and the launched the Youth Summer Jobs Program. Protecting the environment is very important to Barrett and he believes that by generating clean sources of energy in Wisconsin thousands of well- paying green jobs will be created. He also believes that dollars spent on energy from Wisconsin will make sure money stays in Wisconsin instead of going elsewhere. Melanie Guitzkow Reporter Voting for the Gubernato- rial, Senate and other offices will take place on Tuesday, November 2. Voter Requirements: - Be at least 18 years of age. - Be a legal U.S. citizen. - Have lived 10 or more days in your district in Wisconsin. Step 1: Register By Mail: Download the on- line voting form from one of the state government’s web- sites, fill out the form, and send it in to the municipal clerk’s office no later than the 20 days before the election. In Person: Go to your mu- nicipal clerk’s office be- fore the election date. Polling Place: You must bring proof that you have lived at your current location for at least ten days, your current and complete full name, and current address. Step 2: Voting at the Polls or by Absentee Ballot Polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can call the municipal clerk’s office for information about locations. For first time voters, it is now required to give your issued driver’s license number, the last four digits of your social se- curity number, or your Wiscon- sin State ID number. Usually, you will need to give proof of residence each time you vote by mail or in person. If you are unable to make it to the polls, you can fill out an absentee ballot either by mail or in your municipal clerk’s of- fice. Ballots are available 21–30 days before an election. The deadline for mail-in ballots is the Thursday before the elec- tion. S c o t t Wa l k e r i s t h e Republican candidate in the race for Wisconsin’s next governor. Walker grew up in the small town of Delavan, Wisconsin and graduated from Delevan-Darien High School in 1986. He attended Marquette University but dropped out during his senior year to accept a full-time job for the Red Cross. Walker had been the Milwaukee County Executive for eight years prior to his announcement for the gubernatorial bid in April of 2009. Walker first entered politics in 1993 when he won a special election to the Wisconsin State Assembly. He was re-elected several times as a state legislator until he ran for Milwaukee County Executive in the 2002 special election. As Milwaukee County Executive, Walker fought hard to make sure tax payers’ money was spent as if it were his own. Walker lowered the county debt by 10 percent and lowered the county workforce by more than 20 percent. He also helped bring nearly a thousand jobs to Milwaukee through General Mitchell Airport by bringing in such airlines including Southwest, Air Tran, and Republic. Walker implemented a pension obligation to save Milwaukee County taxpayers $237 million. Walker urges voters to look at his record when deciding who to vote for on November 2. He had to overcome a tough challenge to gain the Republican bid for office as former Congressman Mark Neumann ran a strong campaign against him. Neumann and Walker both spent millions on advertising before the primary election. I n t h e S e p t e m b e r Republican primary, Walker defeated Neumann by a margin of 20 percent, about 123,000 votes. Jobs are one of the most important issues in the 2010 gubernatorialelection to Walker. To combat the loss of jobs, Walker wants to lower taxes on companies that bring in new jobs. He has suggested removing corporate taxes from companies that do this for the first two years of business. Education is another important issue for Walker. He wants to set benchmarks for students so schools can identify students that need additional help before they get too far behind. Walker also wants to implement an “A-F” grading system for grading the schools themselves. Schools that consistently fail will be forced to sign a “turn-around contract” with four options to turn-around the school. Walker also wants to work hard to fix the state government deficit that is currently around six billion dollars, the fourth largest in the nation. Spending hikes should be closely examined and scrutinized instead of government spending being raised every year. Walker insists that taxpayer money has been spent for other projects than it was originally intended for. He wants to make sure that if taxes are raised for a certain purpose, the tax money is used for that purpose only. Walker’s views concerning health care differ from the recent national health care plan administrated earlier this year. While Walker believes all hardworking families deserve affordable health care, he says, “You should be able to choose your doctor, not have the government make that decision for you.” REPUBLICAN DEMOCRATIC Aaron Schmidt Advertising Manager Aaron Schmidt Advertising Manager Scott Walker - Current Milwaukee County Executive - Lower taxes for business- es that bring in jobs - Implement system to evaluate schools and their effectiveness - Scrutinize government spending Tom Barrett - Current Milwaukee Mayor - Focus on creating new jobs to stimulate Wisconsin economy - Make high quality education affordable and accessible - Cut waste, improve efficiency and fight fraud Steps to vote in upcoming election
  3. 3. The Purple SageOctober 20, 2010 Page 3 NEWS Tea Party affects November elections Jenna McGowan Reporter The official home of the American Tea Party Movement s t a t e s “A c o m m u n i t y committed to standing together, shoulder to shoulder, to protect our country and the constitution upon which we were founded.” The Tea Party was founded in 2009 through a build- up of populist anger over government bail-outs of failing banks, insurers, and auto-companies following the economic meltdown of 2008. “Don’t help those losers with their mortgages!” shouted CNBC News Editor Rick Santelli to live news cameras while standing on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in what many Tea Party members agree represents a driving factor in the growth of the organization. Currently, the Tea Party is a grassroots organization made up of a decentralized network of small groups which act on a number of national economic issues. The organization’s core values are promotion and re-implementation of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally l i m i t e d government, and a free market economy. Fiscal responsibility by a government entails honor and respect of the freedom for the individual to spend the money that is the fruit of his or her own labor. As the Tea Party Patriots Mission Statement says, “The runaway deficit spending as we now see in Washington D.C. compels us to take action because we know that a heavy burden of national debt is a grave threat to our national sovereignty and the personal and economic liberty of future generations.” A constitutionally limited government issimply regarding the Constitution of the United States to be the supreme law of the land. Free market economy essentially stands for an economy free from government intervention. The Tea Party’s mission statement states, “Our current government’s interference distorts the free market and inhibits the pursuit of individual and economic liberty.” The Tea Party acts through rallies t o g a i n support for what they stand for. T h e Te a Party has no aspiration of becoming an official third party, behind the Democratic and Republican parties, but instead hopes to influence current political parties. To do this, they have propelled strictly conservative, anti- establishment, candidates to victor y in numerous Republican primaries this year. Contrary to popular belief, the Tea Party claims to have no strict affiliation with the Republican Pa r t y, h o w e v e r, m o r e Republican candidates tend to agree with the Tea Party’s principles than Democratic candidates. Since the Tea Party Patriots are overwhelmingly white and over the age of 45, the group has been accused often of racism. Most members deny these accusations, but many still do not believe President Obama is an American. One localized group of Patriots even went so far as to erect a billboard in Iowa comparing Obama to Hitler and Stalin. One rally supporter in Virginia said to USA Today, “I think after November, people will realize [The Tea Party is] a full-blown fire.” The most prominent Tea Party Candidate is Christine O’Donnell who is currently behind in polls for the Senate seat in Delaware. “ ” What is your opinon on the Tea Party and their involvement in the upcoming elections? Photo poll by Lily Vanderbloemen and Lydia Dorn “Tea Parties are for girls.” Trevor Ripley Grade 11 “I think that as long as it doesn’t affect my money, it’s okay, because I know Republican people make sure that I keep my money, and I like that.” Lindsay Jones Grade 11 “I am semi-Republi- can, and I feel con- servative on a lot of issues, but I’m defi- nately not a member of the Tea Party.” Alex Peterson Grade 9 “All opinions are important, even the Teatoddlers.” Corina Rogers Social Studies Instructor County DA accused of sexting Niki Bruns Reporter In the last few weeks, a sexting scandal involving Wisconsin Calumet County’s District Attorney Ken Kratz has surfaced. According to the Associated Press, in Kratz’s most recent case, he was prosecuting the boyfriend of a 26-year-old woman, for attempting to choke her to death. After her ex-boyfriend’s trial, the woman received over 30 suggestive and violating text messages from Kratz including, “Are you the kind of girl that likes secret contact with an older married elected DA...the riskier the better?” and “You may be the tall, young, hot nymph, but I am the prize.” Her decision to make the harassment public prompted some other dark secrets to emerge. It turns out, the 50 year old man had asked a woman on a date to a confidential autopsy, provided she “wear a skirt and heels and act like his girlfriend.” Other women filed complaints about harassing text messages as well. A report from the Office of Lawyer Regulation said, “Kratz did not violate any rules governing attorney misconduct.” However, after several former complaints were issued, Governor Jim Doyle began working to remove him from office. On September 20, Kratz took a “medical leave.” During the week of October 4, Kratz resigned from office. Following Kratz’s resignation statement, USA Today said, “He’s seeking treatment out of state and plans to continue treatment when he returns t o W i s c o n s i n . He apologized to his wife, son and the remainder of his family ‘for the e m b a r r a s s m e n t and shame I have caused.’” Both a federal and civil lawsuit have been filed against Kratz regarding sexual harrassment and constitutional rights to due process. Chilean miners rescued Last Wednesday, October 13, 33 Chilean miners were rescued successfully. These miners were trapped underground for 69 days in the San Jose mine, in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert region. A cave-in occurred, trapping the miners. For the first 17 days, authorities were unaware if the miners were alive or not. They managed to survive by living off provisions that were meant to last only a few days. Once it had been determined that the miners were alive, provisions were sent down to them. A missile-like steel capsule brought the miners to the surface of the earth through 2,000 feet of rock. The rescuers managed to bring them up in under 24 hours. As the rescue occurred, Chilean President, Sebastian Pinera, spoke to the crowd reffering to this date as “the night of happiness.” The rescue was broadcasted internationally. When the miners surfaced, jubilance was in the air. One miner’s wife, gave birth to his daughter, “Esperanza,” meaning, “Hope” while he was trapped underground. The miners were all admitted to hospitals due to various health issues, and to monitor mental health. On Friday, October 15, all but two of the 33 miners were released from the hospital. Lily Vanderbloemen News Editor
  4. 4. The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 4 OPINION Jamie Warner, Opinion Editor Countering social anxiety for the coy and hopeless One thing I have in common with Hitch, Will Smith’s title character in the 2005 movie, is I am black. The other thing? At times, I have had women run away from me – enough said. For some the situation of speaking to acquaintances, e n g a g i n g i n p h o n e conversations, and conversing with attractive women or men proves a dreadful, dire situation. Understandably the reason is social anxiety. Many are familiar with the trademarked symptoms: the jitters, unnecessary babbling, profuse sweating, anxious behavior, facial reddening, and playing the part of the idiot. In my observations, I have found that the cure for such a phobia is derived from an internal, innate sense of ease. Eric Momou Columnist Glenn Will Columnist Russ Feingold Senate strategies sound This, although difficult to attain for social anxiety sufferers, is possible. Given time, a sense of well-being will ensue. Contrar y to a certain belief, I have the conviction that confidence (the prime medium for success) like other emotions cannot be faked, but comes with failure. Learning to feel at ease is brought about by embracing the situation as it occurs. From failure will come success. (Cliché but timeless nonetheless.) A point of interest is that you must not over-think a conversation. Take heart that no one conversation can be planned specifically. However, in a gross generalization, there are correlations in which all good conversations commence and finish. B e f o r e t h e s c e n a r i o proceeds, in the case of an acquaintance or newcomer, a formal note of address or introduction is necessary. Stress can well be alleviated if you know the destination of the conversation. Simply said, the more relevant a given topic you put forth is, the more likely it is to continue. Why? Because if interest is piqued, focus then ensues. Obviously, no situation can be planned. Talking, like life, is an impromptu. I have my own theor y (subjective though it is) that as a generic guideline a conversation will go out in several different ways. Prior to an introduction, it is vital to establish a stable basis for your emotions. If you feel that you are suddenly stricken with a bout In these times, when each election becomes more important than the last, people should remind themselves and all their peers of legal age to vote. The election for the Senate seat currently held by Russ Feingold is certainly on everyone’s mind this fall. His opponent is Ron Johnson, the president of Pacur Plastics in Oshkosh. 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 asked about climate change, Johnson responded that the reasons for global warming are not known, and the phenomenon is most likely attributed to sunspots. This sort of unaware thinking does not do a nation well, especially when concerning matters that affect us personally. Feingold has held his position as one half of our s t a t e ’ s r e p r e s e n t a t i o n in the Senate for eighteen years. He is experienced in policy, bill making, lobbying and budgeting and works closely with people from Wisconsin. He is currently on the committees of Budget, Judiciary, Foreign Relations and Intelligence. He is the only senator who voted against “The Patriot Act” because, he said, it was against the First Amendment. Along with this, he has been outspoken against excess government spending and has promised not to accept pay raises for government employees, meaning he has returned money to the government in the form of advances. TheresultsofhavingJohnson as the senator would be votes for eliminating universal health care, weakening welfare and having a less successful government budget. Studies have shown that the way conservatives want to budget would cost us more in the long run. If Feingold were in office, on the other hand, we would get his outstanding record of working for the people of Wisconsin, his bipartisan view on budgeting, his experience in public policy from the last 16 years of being on committees and his strong stance on gun control. With this election being such a toss-up, the only sure thing is that it will influence the Senate for the next six years. Voting has become ever so important, so please urge yourself, urge your parents and urge your friends, no matter what political persuasion, to vote. ” “Learning to feel at ease is brought about by embracing the situation as it occurs. – Eric Momou of conformist schizophrenia, pause and take a deep breath. Comport as you feel; a façade is never necessary with the intent to impress. Preparation ahead of time, perhaps with casual conversation amongst peers, will give you needed audacity. I recall an adage: “We can only see with open eyes. ... We can only think with open minds.” The point? Open-mindedness has long been correlated with understanding. Seek to understand most individuals you come in contact with. Learn not only to hear, but also to listen. Amongst the attributes to being adept at the art of good conversation is a mark of good character - the ability to take an active interest in people. As time passes, you will slowly foster this love for every individual you come in contact with. And in the words of Alex Hitchins himself, keep in mind that “Any man can sweep any woman off her feet [and vise versa]; he just needs the right broom.”
  5. 5. WEDNESDAY SOCIETYspeaks THE Quotable UOTE There is little that invokes such a strong sense of autumn as faded, falling leaves and the consequent frantic rush to make neat, orderly piles out of them. The soft crunching of leaves underfoot is now interrupted by the blaring motor of a leaf blower. As the characteristic sign of autumn, falling leaves have always received poetic treatments from artists and writers. For instance, Japanese artist Hokusai, maker of the famed “The Great Wave off Kanagawa,” once was in a painting competition held by the Shogun. He drew a blue curve down a long piece of paper. Then, he pulled out a chicken and dipped its feet in red ink. When the chicken was chased down the length of the paper, its feet had made a line of red prints. Hokusai entitled the piece, “Maple Leaves inAutumn Floating down the River.” The Shogun laughed appreciatively at Hokusai’s trick and declared the artist as the winner of the competition. Who can disagree with the Shogun’s choice? Few people, for instance, have never kicked through leaves strewn across the ground or dived into a paintstakenly- created pile and scattered the leaves back onto the ground. But now, fancy contraptions such as leafblowers and even complicated leaf collection systems are spoiling our childhood memories. It would be out of place, for instance, if Hokusai had commisioned an elephant and black ink to represent a leafblower. Imagine also trying to sniff the brisk, maplelike breeze and instead getting a whiff of stretchy plastic from a leaf-filled bag. An image of a leaf pile being demolished by energetic children would be stopped by the same squishy barrier of plastic. Autumn leaves have found their way into art that describes nature and our culture in general. Why, then, do we rush off with such ambitiousness to make the natural chaos into piles with increasingly complicated and devious machinery? Okay, maybe the want for good landscaping is understandable. Even so, two of the greatest problems plaguing our nation are global warming and obesity. Leafblowers, therefore, are said to be the epitome of causes of modern issues, and their usage should be of national interest. We at the Sage, in fact, urge our readers to immediately write to the leaders of our government to address this concern. See your Senators and pick the president; change will be enacted over this serious issue. Leaf me Alone – Benoit Mandelbrot “ ” My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents. Yet when I look back I see a pattern. The Purple SageOctober 20, 2010 Page 5 OPINION EDITORIAL POLICIES OLIVIA KNIER Editor in Chief LILY VANDERBLOEMEN News Editor JAMIE WARNER Opinion Editor SARA VINCENT Features Editor SIERRA GILLESPIE Entertainment Editor Editorial Staff ThePurpleSageiswrittenandproducedentirelyby WaunakeeCommunityHighSchoolstudents.Opinions in The Purple Sage are the opinions of the author and donotnecessarilyreflecttheopinionsofthenewspaper staffortheschooldistrict.Students,staff,andmembers ofthecommunityarewelcometosubmitLetterstothe Editor.Lettersshouldbe250wordsorlessandmustbe signed.Lettersmaybedeliveredtoroom1502,orsent to ourmailing or emailaddress. The Purple Sage is published monthly and is printed by South Central Publishing. The Purple Sage is a memberoftheColumbiaScholasticPressAssociation, theNationalScholasticPressAssociationandtheKettle MorainePressAssociation.SubscriptionstoThePurple Sage are available for $20 per year. Mail subscription requests or other requests to our mailing address or e-mail address. KELLY MARTIN Sports Editor JOSH LERDAHL AIDAN SCHLITTLER Sage Page Editors LYDIA DORN Photography Editor ANNA EVANSEN ANGELA GILBERTSON Production Assistants EMILY DREWRY Copy Editor AARON SCHMIDT Advertising Manager CHRIS PEDERSEN Web Page Manager TAMMY RADEMACHER Adviser Contact us by e-mail: purplesage@waunakee.k12.wi.us The Purple Sage Waunakee Community High School 301 Community Drive Waunakee, WI 53597 OSRIC Gnome Jamie Warner Opinion Editor Glenn Beck’s scare tactics must cease The cheap, spooky bangs and scares of Halloween are shocking and screaming more as the fated holiday approaches. The spirit is seeping and oozing into anywhere its claws can reach: frightful food, haunted houses and lawns, and even politics. Yes, a new type of fear-maker is present this Halloween: the tea partiers. Just recently, in fact, they were running through the streets of Washington D.C., spreading panic in the hearts of citizens. On August 29, Glenn Beck led his fellow conservatives in a Tea Party rally. While there, he did not rationally discuss the objective costs and benefits of his political view point, meticulously weighing it against other ideas. That would be boring. Instead, he decided to go for a more fiery approach: talk about the merits of Fox, the military and Christianity. Religion in the context of America was a prevalent theme throughout the speech. Beck a t t r i b u t e d many of the modern day problems to a lack of faith. He brought in several guest speakers to talk about the strength of the army. The problem with such tactics is not that they are wrong, it is that they are evasive. Beck is not talking a b o u t his party; he is trying to play to the interests and values of his audience. This is not to say, however, that there is not some honesty behind the Tea Party movement. The original idea, which has by now been grinded into the dirt and ignored in favor of partisan politics, is actually a good one. Beck could be supporting the economic side of his party instead of the emotional social side. Classically, the Tea Party emphasizes the importance of a free market and talks about using the power of the people and businesses to solve problems instead of calling in an inefficient government. Bycuttingdownonwasteful government spending and making the administration more efficient, we could start to do something about the federal budget deficit. Beck could be talking about all of these things, using his political power to spread the word on what actually needs to get done. However, he knows that in order to get his political power, he needs to keep talking about the social issues that his viewers want to hear about. In response to this trend of bringing emotional social topics into the Tea Party, comedians John Stewart and Stephen Colbert decided to hold response rallies. Instead of Restoring Honor, the title of Beck’s August 29 rally, Stewart is holding Restoring Sanity on October 30 in Washington D.C. Colbert, too, picked up on Beck’s strategy and decided to hold the March to Keep Fear Alive. It is an odd idea to hold a protest over a protest movement, but it is still a good thing. Someone is taking note and now taking action about Beck’s Halloween-inspired political strategy. THE PURPLE SAGE
  6. 6. The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 6 OPINION Aaron Schmidt Advertising Manager In the early 1600’s, pilgrims emigrated from England due to religious persecution and wished for a land where all forms of belief were accepted. The land they found was America, the United States of America, where freedom of religion was central to the foundation of the country. The wish for a country where all religions were accepted was passed on from the pilgrims to the founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Washington were just a few of the many of our founding fathers who supported the Bill of Rights, which included the First Amendment,thefreedomofreligion. Almost 400 years since pilgrims first landed in America, and 221 years since freedom of religion became something this country prides itself on, something has attempted to stand between this freedom. A controversy has been sparked over a proposed cultural center to be built two blocks from Ground Zero in New York City. The proposed location of the cultural center is an old Burlington Coat Factory building that was hit by part of a plane in the 9/11 crash. This building was not directly involved in the crashes but provides land to build this cultural center. This lot is vacant, and should be used for something; a cultural center will help bring life to the area. It will provide a positive impact for children in the form of a religious refuge. It is a positive use of otherwise unused land. Some opponents of the Muslim cultural center being built, such as conservative j o u r n a l i s t a n d a u t h o r Joseph Farah, believe that it would mean “consenting to the completion of the audacious and insidious attack of September 11, 2001.” Opponents believe that Muslim extremists are behind the funding of the cultural center and that it will be a place to help train new terrorists. While the claims are extreme, many Americans are under this impression. Islamaphobia has shot across the country, and because of that, there is a strong voice against a cultural center that is for those of the Islam faith. If this had been a Christian or Catholic Church, there would be little opposition. Instead, because of the false belief that all Muslims are evil, innocent Muslims will be deprived of a place to worship. Muslims are being denied their right to worship because of the crimes committed by New York mosque extension of Constitutional ideals Thumbs up! Girls’ golf Being told you are too old to trick or treat Ignorance Cold weather Senioritis... already College applications Neighbors not home on Halloween Free candy Rescued miners! Pumpkin-flavored desserts College acceptence letters Halloween- themed Oreo cookies Thumbs down... Koran burning is unjust Nick Stamm Columnist Ever since the events of 9/11 many people have connected the religion of Islam with terrorism. In reality, though, Islam is a religion with ideals almost identical to those of Christianity: believing in one god, helping the needy and poor and making peace between others. Unfortunately, most have not been exposed to the true Islam, hearing only about the extremists who appear in the news. There are certainly fanatics who believe that if you do not practice Islam or are not willing to convert to it you are their enemy. However, this is an extremely miniscule portion of the Islamic community. They are commonly seen in the media because they are violent, but they are not an accurate representation of the Islamic culture. Their beliefs are politically motivated and are at odds with what Islam actually teaches. The Koran, the holy book of Islam, does neither denote nor condone violence against non- Muslims – same as the Bible. It teaches peace, understanding and tolerance. Take it from the Koran: “It is the setting free of a slave or the giving of food in a day of hunger. To an orphan, having relationship or the poor man laying in the dust. Then he is of those who believe.” Just like the Bible, the Koran teaches peace, generosity and understanding. Now, on the other side of the spectrum, many Americans and others around the world have been intolerant of Islam without fair cause. Just look at the pastor from Florida, Terry Jones, who wanted to make September 11, 2010 “Burn a Koran Day.” Now I do not know about you, but that sounds a little extreme to me. Either way you look at the situation, it is unstable and both sides need to get their facts straight. Blind anger will go nowhere and will only add fuel to the fire of hate. Even during these strenuous times it is important to keep a fair, open mind and not confuse facts with stereotypes. Burning the holy book of Islam mirrors the intolerance of the few Islamic extremists the event was supposed to protest “ ” If we go against the Constitution, why is any other law followed? – Aaron Schmidt others of their faith. The world has not thrown Catholics to the side because of few bad priests. They have decided to move forward instead. Muslims should be allowed to move forward past the crimes committed in the past too. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...” That is what the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the United States Constitution together affirm, that you cannot block the establishment of religion or the ability to worship. Refusing to allow this cultural center to be built due to Islamaphobia is against the law. The law sides with the builders of this cultural center, and no man (or woman) can stand against it. If we go against the Constitution, why is any other law followed? This debate is not about personal beliefs; it is about upholding the spirit of America. Not allowing a cultural center to be built because it is for the Islam religion is against the values from which this free country has been built. Turning our backs on these values is like throwing away all that we have striven for, 221 years of hard fought work to shape the country into what it is today. The United States of America is a free country, and our founding fathers only hoped we would forever keep it that way.
  7. 7. The Purple SageOctober 20, 2010 Page 7 FEATURES Sara Vincent, Features Editor Eerie events around the area Fascinating, frightening and funny facts Lana Scholtz Reporter Perfect pumpkin pastries Events reported by Caroline Patz and Danielle Schiestle 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. Halloween dates back some 2,000 years. Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of the celebration. Orange and black are traditional  Halloween colors. Orange represents the fall harvest, black represents darkness and death. Ofthepumpkinsmarketed domestically, 99 percent of them are used as Jack- o-lanterns at Halloween. A p p l e b o b b i n g i s becoming less popular, possibly because more and more people regard it as unsanitary. In 2009, the average American consumed about 24.3 pounds of candy. Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States. Halloween accounts for 25 precent of the year’s candy sales in the U.S.  Halloween is the second m o s t c o m m e r c i a l l y successful holiday, the first being Christmas. In 2009, costume sales exceeded 6 billion dollars. Adult oriented costumes made up 62 precent of those sales. The first mass-produced Halloween costumes appeared in the 1930’s in the U.S. In 2009, the most popular Halloween character for both adults and children was Michael Jackson. The next full moon on Halloween night will be October 31, 2020. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween. Recipe from: www.tastespotting.com Sources: www.holidayinsight.com, www.purpletrail.com Wisconsin Feargrounds Location: Waukesha Expo Center Grounds, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI Date(s): Friday and Saturday nights in October Cost: $30 for all four haunted houses Description: Four haunted houses all in one location, rated among the top “must see haunts” by Haunted Attraction Magazine More Info: www.wisconsinfeargrounds.com or 262-547-6808 Haunted Night at Mount Olympus Location: Mount Olympus, Wisconsin Dells, WI Date(s): Friday and Saturday nights in October Cost: $15/ticket Description: Hosts Wisconsin’s largest haunted house and a hay bale maze. The ultimate haunting experience. Includes go-karts, roller coasters and Medusa’s Indoor Waterpark. More Info: www.mountolympuspark.com or 800-800-4997 Fright Night Location: Mayr Family Farm, 3680 Egre Road, DeForest, WI Date(s): Friday and Saturday nights 7-11 p.m. Cost: $10/person Description: Haunted corn maze, ages 10 and up, medium scare factor. More Info: www.mayrfamilyfarm.com Horror in the Dark at Olin Park Location: Olin Park, Madison, WI Date(s): October 21-23 and October 28-31, 7-10 p.m. Cost: $8/person Description: Haunted house. Proceeds go towards local charities. Ages 10 and up. More Info: www.myspace.com/horrorinthedarkatolinpark Sun Prairie’s Most Haunted Location: Main Street Shopping Center (Old Heckels Marina building), 1120 West Main Street, Sun Prairie, WI Date(s): October 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 6:30-11 p.m. 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. More Info: www.sunprairiesmosthaunted.com INGREDIENTS: 4 eggs 1 2/3 cups sugar 1 cup canola oil 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 3-4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish. 2. Mix the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin with a mixer until light and fluffy. 3. Pour flour, powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda into another bowl and mix. 4. Pour flour mixture into pumpkin mixture and mix until incorporated and smooth. 5. Pour the batter into the baking dish and level out. 6. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing from the dish or frosting. 8. Frost the bars when they have cooled. To make the frosting: Combine cream cheese and butter in a bowl and mix until smooth. Add the sugar slowly until you reach the desired consistency. Stir in the vanilla. Pumpkin Bars
  8. 8. The Purple Sage • October 20, 2010Page 8 Page 9 How Fear Functions in the Human Brain W hether it be con- fined spaces, mice, or the bogeyman, though some people may not admit it, everyone fears something. We humans are born with fear. Evolutionary and biologi- cal psychologists agree that fear is a biological response, tracing back to prehistoric times. Fear is an adaptive trait that all humans and animals have, and over time it has kept our species alive. If our ancestors did not fear hungry predators who posed a threat to them, they might not have survived, and our generation could have never existed. When a human is faced with a threat, the body imme- diately reacts, releasing hor- mones such as adrenaline, and increasing the heart rate. This gives our body a boost of energy and strength, and we react in one of three ways: fight, flight or freeze. Fight is chosen when one decides he or she can eliminate the threat, whereas flight will be selected if he or she decides the confrontation is not pos- sible. The freeze response is an automatic, unconscious reaction that occurs when one faces an overwhelm- ing threat. Once the threat is gone, our body goes through a relaxation response and calms down. Males and females tend to deal with stressful situations differently. Males are more likely to respond to an emer- gency situation with aggres- sion (fight), while females are more likely to flee (flight), turn to others for help, or at- tempt to resolve the situation. Children are much more vulnerable to fear than adults. The primitive fear system be- gins operating immediately after birth, whereas the fron- tal lobes, the base of the ratio- nal fear system, takes many years to mature. Though the child’s fear is imaginary, the primitive fear system gener- ates physical fear respons- es such as immobilization, muscle tension, shortness of breath or increased activity within the nervous system. Because their rational system is not as developed, children usually fear things such as the bogeyman, the dark, and nightmares. Fears, anxieties and pho- bias are related, yet the three are distinctly different. First of all, fears can usually be regu- lated. For example, a fear of public speaking may be regu- lated after taking a year long speech class. But when the fear reaches the point where it can no lon- ger be regulated, it is classi- fied as an anxiety, a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. On the other hand, a phobia is an irrational thought, often frightening, about a specific object, activity or situation that causes the person to avoid the object, activity or situation at all costs. Phobias are cued when a person approaches a particular situation or object, or even anticipates the ap- proach of it. They understand that the fear they will experi- ence as a result of the situa- tion will be unreasonable and irrational. For exam- ple, if someone has batophobia (fear of heights), they might turn down a great job because the office is on the 15th floor. The main difference is that fear causes a person to feel distressed; whereas phobias are physically and/ or psychologically impair- ing. For example, if there was a spider in the room, a person with a fear of spiders may get the jitters and not want to look at the insect. On the other hand, a person with arach- nophobia would not be able to remain in the same room as the spider and would not be able to focus or calm down until the spider was re- moved. Though not all of us have a phobia of something or an anxiety of sorts, we all experience fear in some way, shape or form. Fears, Anxieties and Phobias, oh my! How psychologists help ease phobias Though some humans struggle immensely with fear, other people love being scared by going to horror films. Horror films are so wildly popular because they allow the audience to undergo near death experiences vicariously through the movie victims. Once the audience connects with the victims of the movie, they experience an adrenaline rush, and after the threat is gone, the audience has a feeling of relief. The audience members love the rush that the film gives them and keep returning for more. Why do People go to Horror Films? Because horror movies are focused on building suspense, movie producers and directors use specific tactics to increase dramatic tensions. Here are some of the devices they utilize to scare the audience. SOUNDS Whenever an audience hears a musical buildup, they know something is about to happen. One example is a long eerie buildup of strings or horns as the victim approaches a closed door, followed by a violent orchestral hit as the victim opens the door to encounter whatever is hidden behind it. Also, in many horror films a certain melody or sound can act as a symbol of the monster in the film. Examples include the melody before a shark attack in “Jaws,” or the eerie three note piano melody in “Halloween.” Try watching a horror flick with the sound on mute, odds are it will be much less scary. RELATABLE VICTIMS The directors know that the audience needs to be able to put themselves in the victims’ shoes to connect to the movie. This is why so many of the victims are teenagers. LIGHTING During points of high suspense the director usually toys with the lighting to make it darker and more mysterious. After the monster is caught, or the mystery is solved, the lighting becomes much brighter and the scene is not as frightening. Top 5 Common Fears 1. Snakes 2. Heights 3. Public Speaking 4. Public Transportation 5. Closed Spaces Top 5 Oddest Phobias 1. Zemmiphobia - fear of the great mole rat 2. Consecotaleophobia - fear of chopsticks 3. Geniophobia - fear of chins 4. Phronemophobia - fear of thinking 5. Lutraphobia - fear of otters Spread by: Sara Vincent and Anna EvansenSources: www.webmd.com, www.childpsych.org, “Fear Itself” by Rush W. Dozier, www.cinemaroll.com, www.forbes.com, Psychologist Kenneth Macanka Medication - helps to relieve some of the symptoms and is usually prescribed by a therapist. Cognitive Processing Therapy - aims to solve dysfunctional emotions through a goal-oriented systematic learning process. Behavioral Therapy - based upon the thought that if the patient can learn to change his behavior, his thoughts, feelings, and attitudes will change. Often used with systematic desensitization. Systematic Desensitization - the patient is gradually exposed to his or her fear in a controlled environment and slowly moves towards tolerance of the fear. “afraid of? What are you ” Photo poll by Melanie Guitzkow “Being alone for my whole life.” Anouk Milewski Grade 10 “Being home alone with a serial killer in the house.” Kayla Ferris Grade 9 “Economical recession, nuclear holocaust, and emerald ash borers. Contact your local DNR!” Nathan Taylor Grade 12 “Those last few moments before dying, thinking about everything you never did and being depressed.” Walter Stenz English Instructor
  9. 9. The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 10 ENTERTAINMENT Sierra Gillespie, Entertainment Editor Facebook movie takes over the box office “Sign Up. It’s free, and always will be.” W h e n y o u log onto www. facebook.com, those words draw you in. They lure you in with the possibilities of sharing pictures, chatting with friends, updating the world of your current relationship status, and an abundance of other opportunities. Facebook is a free social networking site enabling you to share qualities about yourself with your friends and to “creep” on people you want to learn more about. Whether you admit it or not, Facebook has reshaped the way people interact with each other and now that it is here, communication will never be the same. Believe it or not, Facebook was created a mere six years ago and has only been open to the general public for four years. Columbia Pictures saw the potential of a Facebook movie quickly and production on “The Social Network” started in mid-2009. The cast of “The Social Network” is headed by up and comer Jesse Eisenberg, relative newcomer Andrew Garfield and the always interesting Justin Timberlake. The film is based off the non-fiction novel “The Accidental Billionaires,” and follows the life of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. Eisenberg portrays Mark, a brilliant sophomore at Harvard University, with a knack for computers. After his girlfriend breaks up with him, he creates a popular website in record time, while on a drunken rampage. The site goes live around 4 a.m. one morning and nearly crashes Harvard’s s e r v e r , causing quite a ruckus for H a r v a r d ’ s I T s t a f f . The site’s popularity g a i n s t h e a t t e n t i o n of twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, played impeccably by Armie Hammer, and Divya Narendra, played by Max Minghella, who are attempting to start a social networking site for Harvard students. The trio calls on Mark to help develop the website, specifically the difficult task of coding it, and he signs on. Shortly after dedicating himself to the Harvard website, Mark turns to his best friend,Eduardo Saverin (Garfield), to develop a similar site. The pair calls the site “The Facebook” and after the site is launched exclusively for Harvard students, its p o p u l a r i t y s k y r o c ke t s . Divya and the twins realize that Mark has stolen their idea and decide to take a stand. Meanwhile Mark starts meeting with the co-founder of Napster, Sean Parker (Timberlake), and turmoil arises between Mark and Eduardo. Sean has a plethora of suggestions to better the network, including the idea to drop “the,” creating what the world now knows as simply “Facebook.” Eduardo disagrees with the majority of Sean’s ideas and feels as though Mark is betraying him by generally siding with Sean. The whole film is shown in flashbacks, going in between the past and Mark’s two court cases. Both the Wilnklevoss’ and Eduardo are suing Mark. Mark was taken to court by both the Winklevoss’ and Eduardo, leading to an interesting result. The movie has a fact- based conclusion, which is probably why it is somewhat d i s s a t i s f y i n g f o r s o m e audiences. Though it parallels reality, something generally faux pas for Hollywood, it does not possess the happy ending desired by audiences. However, the film in whole is a masterpiece. Though the story is based off relatively recentevents,itstillmanagesto gather up enough details about thepastsixyearsandshowcase how fast everything changes in the world of technology. The ambiance of the film fits perfectly with the story, including not only the acting, but lighting, soundtrack, costumes and dialogue. The movie was not shot on the Harvard campus, but appears as though it was, creating a realistic feel for the beginning parts of the film. The costumes worn by Mark throughout the film genuinely represent how a Harvard nerd would dress (i.e. several Gap sweatshirts) displaying the lengths the costume department went to for authenticity. The dialogue is entertaining for both computer savvy viewers and technologically inept ones; it has computer- releated humor. When the mood changes from humorous to serious, the dialogue follows suit and expresses the feelings of the actors almost as much as their actions do. Beyond that, the actors do a phenomenal job. Eisenberg plays Mark to a tee, showing off the nerdy qualities the Facebook creator undoubtedly possesses, making him truly shine as the world’s youngest billionaire. Garfield glimmers as Eduardo, showing both a quirky and humorous personality in addition to a seriously somber and sometimes angry persona. The only let down in the acting department revolves around Timberlake, whose portrayal of the cocky Napster founder is simply average and not up to par with the less known actors he shares the screen with. WithFacebookstatusesbeing updated 24/7 and “creeping” at a record high, “The Social Network” is a relatable film. It shows an interesting development of a household product, provides light-hearted entertainment with serious subject-matter simultaneously. Lastly it provides audiences with moral life lessons. With Facebook updating its abilities rapidly, by the time “The Social Network” is released to DVD, its depiction of the current Facebook will be inaccurate. However, the film will still be incredibly entertaining to view and has great potential for reigning over The Academy Awards. Sierra Gillespie Entertainment Editor The Coens continue to impress “I’m not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me. That or His Dudeness, Duder, or El Duderino, if, you know, you’re not into the whole brevity thing.” Those words, said perfectly in character by Jeff Bridges, come directly out of the 1989 film “The Big Lebowski.” This quote, along with a plethora of others, emanated from the minds of Joel and EthanCoen,twoveryinfluential filmmakers, who have given the world such movie gems as “Fargo,” “No Country for Old Men,” and “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.” It seems that these boys will not be going anywhere anytime soon. Since “Blood Simple,” their first movie attempt in 1984, the Coen brothers have earned a large cult following. Since then theCoenshavemadeanumber of pictures, but seem to have kept the same sort of plot along the way. Their movies usually involve several twists and Jack Rosenberry Columnist Johnson writes a win “13 Little Blue E n v e l o p e s ” i s a 2 0 0 6 novel written by Maureen J o h n s o n . Although the book was released four years ago, it has continued to be popular with the teenage audience since its release. The novel follows a young girl, Ginny, i n h e r t r a v e l s throughout Europe following the letters left to her by her Aunt Peg. Pe g l e f t t w o years before Ginny got her first letter, and within that time she died of a brain tumor. Peg left Ginny with 13 letters and four rules that she must followwhileonherEuropean adventure. Though the rules sometimes make the trip difficult, they ultimately mold Ginny’s vacation into a life changing experience. While in Europe, Ginny meets a quirky playwright, a Harrods’ salesman who knew her aunt, an obnoxious family traveling though the Netherlands, a café owner from France, an artist from Denmark, and a group of spontaneous college students. Through these people, Ginny finds the meanings behind the letters, the secret behind her aunt leaving and the brain tumor she told no one about. T h e l e t t e r s contain adventure, romance, hurt, loss and the little things that get people through their day. I would highly recommend “13 Little Blue Envelopes” for your next read. It is a heart-warming story that you cannot put down once you have begun. Caitlin McGuire Columnist betrayals, along with several people dying in brutal ways. The brothers also have experience in making comedy as shown in “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou,” starring the perfectly cast trio of George Clooney, John Turturro and T i m B l a k e N e l s o n . However, their comedy really shines in “Raising Arizona” starring, what Nicholas Cage haters would call, a “good” Nicholas Cage. “Raising Arizona” includes a host of weirdly funny sight gags and situations including screaming, yodeling and a man blowing up a lizard with a hand grenade. Beyond dabbling into slapstick comedies, the Coens have also been given their dues in Academy Awards. The brothers have been nominated for ten Oscars and have won four. They have produced two literaryadaptations,Homerand Cormac McCarthy. They won best picture, best-adapted screenplay and best director for their version of “No Country for Old Men.” This movie, by far their highest critical success, was violent, dreary and a good movie.  Their next movie venture involves the adaptation of the novel “True Grit” by Charles Portis. “True Grit” was also a 1969 movie starring John Wayne and Glen Cambell. “True Grit,” starring Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Jeff Bridges, and is already creating much anticipation. It is due to be released on Christmas Day. The Coen brothers have made a living creating stellar films, and at their current rate, they will not stop creating their one of a kind blockbusters for quite some time.
  10. 10. The Purple SageOctober 20, 2010 Page 11 ENTERTAINMENT If you are anything like me, the start of the school year gets you pumped up for one thing: the new TV season. With great shows returning, like “Community,” “Big Bang Theory,” and “Glee,” this season should be great. Allow me to break it down for you day by day. Monday: I suggest watching NBC’s new drama, “The Event.” For all of you “Lost” fans who are sad your show is over, “The Event” is a great replacement. The show raised many questions in its first episodes and proves to be exciting and suspenseful. It is prewritten for five seasons and the actors know little more than we do, meaning that they are as into the show as we are. If you do choose to start watching, please Hulu the episodes you missed to be spared of going mentally insane. For those looking for a new comedy, or who just cannot stand another mind What to watch: Fall TV show lineup Tommy Wiesler Columnist New release, new sound It seems September w a s t h e m o n t h o f r e l e a s e s . “ H a l o : Reach” and “Civilization 5” dropped into stores. “Robin Hood” and “Iron Man 2” hit the shelves as Blu-rays. Anberlin, Weezer and Maroon 5 released new music albums. A m o n g s t a l l o f these new releases, Linkin Park’s newest album A Thousand Suns was released. It was of the CDs I was most looking forward to and is currently at the top of the billboard charts. I have been waiting for it to come out for a while now, but did not really know what to expect. With the past album, Minutes to Midnight, it felt like the band was experimenting with some new styles. Now, A Thousand Suns definitely has a whole new feel. Linkin Park dishes out a masterpiece of rock, hip hop, rap and classic all meshed into one album. The group may have been putting a lot on the line with a CD this different from some of their older ones, but there is still plenty of the old Linkin Park, with an even better element. Something that sticks out with this album are the excerpts from famous speeches and interviews from some influential people mixed in with the songs’ lyrics. “The Radiance” features part of an interview w i t h R o b e r t O p p e n h e i m e r, o n e o f the physicists that worked on the first atomic bomb. “Wisdom, Justice, and Love” takes a clip from one of the MartinLutherKing,Jr.speeches and synthesizes it to create an extremely unique piece. The last song is “Wretches and Kings,” which features a portion of the speech “Operation of the Machine” by Mario Savio, a supporter of the Free Speech Movement. A piece of advice if you are debating whether to buy the whole album or just a few songs:getthewholealbum.The CD is beautifully crafted to be listened to in succession. The songs blend extremely well. Even so, if you do not want to spend the money, a few o f t h e t o p songs from this album that I would r e c o m m e n d a r e “ B l a c k o u t , ” “Waiting for the End,” a n d “ W h e n T h e y Come for Me.” Their most popular songs on iTunes are “The Catalyst,” “Waiting for t h e E n d ” a n d “Wretches and Kings,” a l l of which are featured on their newest album. Whether you are an old Linkin Park fan or a new listener, A Thousand Suns is a great album that is bound to have songs that capture your musical interest. Brittney Hauke Columnist ‘Reach’ released In case you have been living under a rock, allow m e t o b e the first to inform you that a certain game called “Halo: Reach” was recently released. The much anticipated video game has been advertised for what seems like forever, and has finally been released. Chronologically, “Reach” is set as a prequel to the events of “Halo: Combat Evolved.” The storyline is a mix between “Reach” and its defenders and ties in with the rest of the series. You play as a newer Spartan III, known simply as “Noble 6.” You will be accompanying Carter, Kat, Jun, Emile and Jorge. The group all has fairly d i s t i n c t a n d l o v a b l e personalities. Emile and Jorge are both interesting characters and neither are devoid of personality. But the game itself has gotten more difficult this time, so you should get familiar with the sight of Noble 6 getting kicked in the face, thrown through the air, getting overwhelmed by jackals, etc. Ignoring the totally awesome campaign, the mostobviousimprovements are in everything else: multiplayer has been greatly improved, Forge World is everything you could want and more, and Firefight has been given full customizability. The multiplayer party Ssystem allows you to monitor and join the games of any of your friends playing “Reach.” The new, better, faster system is much like the system used in other First Person Shooters, where it rewards individual feats versus winning games. Spending credits on your own armor, Firefight voice and death animations area is definitely worth your time. On the topic of Forge World, all I can say is that it is amazing. Objects can be set to float, intersect, sit at exact angles, fit perfectly together and even color pink or gold, yet there is no undo button. Firefight is also superb and has proven itself a worthy competitor to Horde of “Gears of War” and the zombie modes of “Call of Duty.” Full customization is available, allowing you to set the humans’ and Covenants’ statistics from the modest to the insane (i.e. inability to move, bottomless clips, and 300 percent melee damage). There are very few flaws in the game, all of which can be easily overlooked thanks to all of the new features it brings to the table. If you like “Halo,” multiplayer, co-op, or First Person Shooters, then buying “Halo: Reach” should be a no-brainer for you. trap,youcanwatchCBS’s“Mike & Molly”—at least until they run out of fat jokes.Tuesday: The show to watch is “Glee.” With great choices in music (well depending on how much you like Britney Spears), and the cast’s energy, this season sets out to top its first. And with a recent Emmy win for actress Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, I need not say more. However, if you a r e not a “gleek,” you could watch ABC’s promising new show “No Ordinary Family,” starring Michael Chiklis. Wednesday: ABC’s “Modern Family” is coming off hot with its Emmy win for Best Comedy. Even if you think it should have gone to “Glee” or “Big Bang Theory,” you have to admit this show is good. With its satire of an American family, this show has many laughs to offer. Other wise tune in to CBS’ hit show “Criminal Minds” which airs weekly at 8 p.m. Thursday: My least favorite people in the world are people w h o w a t c h “The Office,” but skip NBC’s great shows like “30 Rock” and “Community.” But with “Big Bang Theor y ” switching to T h u r s d a y , “Community” is going to be challenged. You should not miss either show. With great acting and good concepts for both shows, make sure to DVR one or the other, because both shows are absolutely amazing. As for NBC’s new show “Outsourced,”skipit,becauseit is just “The Office” plus racism. Friday: Friday has always been the slow night for TV. So if you took my advice and recorded “Community,” watch it now. However, there is always a new episode of both “Smallville”and“Supernatural” on Fridays, though both CW shows are lacking in the content department. Saturday: If you are with a bunch of friends Saturday night and need something to watch, “Saturday Night Live” is always a good option. The great thing about SNL is that it allows you to tune in at any time, because there is no continuing plotline like normal TV shows. Sunday: For the final day of the week there are plenty of options. Football is on from noon to ten if you are a football fanatic. FOX’s highly praised “Animation Domination” is popular for the younger generation, with “The Simpsons” being the longest running American sitcom playing during this time spot. If you do not like football so much make sure to catch the newest episode of “Desperate Housewives.” The highly-rated soap opera is currently in its seventh season and still going strong. With yet another new neighbor and plenty of dirty laundry, this season has much promise. Whether or not all the shows last, the fall line up has great promise. Ryan Minor Columnist
  11. 11. The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 12 ENTERTAINMENT ‘The Bucket List’ inspires top 5 I enjoy watching movies. More specifically, I really love “The Bucket List.” I was watching “The Bucket List,” and it made me realize that life is short and truly a gift. We should all treat it as such…by not wasting it with anything lame! Anyway, here are the top 5 things I would like to do before I die. 5. Epic Car Chase – This one is a bit of a gimme. No awesome life is complete without a h i g h s p e e d pursuit down the highway. Who would not want to take a ’99 midnight blue Skyline through Miami while getting shot at by drug lords, and the police in a helicopter as you are turning into a round- about drifting around the beast at 100 miles per hour in fourth gear, turning out, shifting back to fifth, avoiding the semi road- blocking road block by ripping the E-Brake, and spinning around in a complete 180 degree turn and giving the tires asickburnout,asthedruglords shootatyoudestroyingthefront windshield, but you turn out okay and drift onto the nearby pier doing a classic “Dukes of Hazzard” jump onto the getaway yacht!? I sure would. 4. Fight Pirates – This will probably be the hardest to accomplish on account of the fact that I like my pirates a bit more swashbuckling than the guys down in Somalia. Do not get me wrong, those are some evil people, however, where is the dignity, the treasure, the parrots? On a similar note, the boats that those pirates have just do not cut the mustard. How are they supposed to engage in combat if they cannot even manage the use of cannons? And I cannot even start on their accents. When was the last time anyone heard a good “argh”? Now that I think about it, all I have really explained is why the Somalian pirates suck. You know what? They deserve it! They are jerks who think that they own the seven seas. A bunch of criminals who do not have any local help is what they are. They would not last a second in the clutches of America. I think thosebimbosfromWhaleWars are more of a real menace. 3. Get Pluto Planetship Back – Last year I wrote an article about the Top 5 things America Was Not Facing (see Top 5 Things America Was Not Facing,PurpleSage,April2010). Well, I spoke briefly about how I thought it was unfair that just because Pluto was a bit more scrawny than the rest of the planets, that its title was taken away. Well I do not just talk the talk, I walk the walk. I fully plan on getting Pluto its planetship back before I leave this planet. Why is it that just because Pluto is actually part of the Kuiper Belt (See, if nothing else, you can still say you learned something.) that it cannot be considered a planet? My only issue is that with the elections coming up, few candidates are not choosing this issue to focus on? Sure, there are indeed masses in space bigger than Pluto not considered planets, however, they will never have that place in our hearts that dear Pluto does. 2. Legally Change M i d d l e N a m e to “Danger” – I know what you are thinking. But Brandyn, is not “Danger” your middle name on Facebook? Why, yes it is, internet savvy friend, and shame on you. You cannot believe everything that you read on the internet. That is one of the most unreliable and unsafe sources around. The only thing that I can think of that is worse than the internet is the newspaper. Jeez,allofthatbias. 1. Rename the Moon “America Jr.” – Finders keepers… Russia. Brandyn Liebe Columnist 124 W. Main Street Waunakee, WI 608-849-3110 Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Wednesday: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Thursday & Friday: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. We have Halloween costumes Fall Films Watch these fall movies to enhance your fall season. • “Hocus Pocus” The childhood favorite follows three witches on All Hallows Eve. • “Halloween” The scary movie takes place on Halloween night, and is the original “When a Stranger Calls.” • “Ghostbusters” Starring the comedic stars of the original Saturday Night Live, this movie shows a group of hilarious ghost hunters. • “The Exorcist” Released in 1973, the film is still incredibly scary today. Linda Blair stars as a 12 year old possessed by a demon. • “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” The Peanut gang debates about the reality of the Great Pump- kin in this always classic cartoon. Underrated applications Over 80 million people use Farmville and nearly 22 million use Café World. There are dozens of Facebook applications released each day and thousands of great games with less than a million users. The following is just a small sampling of the best underrated and overlooked games on Facebook, all of which have about one million or less monthly users. Guitar God — Thisgamemimics the look and feel of Rockband. F a c e b o o k h a s m a n y G u i t a r H e r o and Rockband c l o n e s , b u t Guitar God has the best features. The song selection is fairly limited, but there are enough choices to keep one entertained for awhile. The game uses the a, s, d, and f keys to play notes, which can be difficult for right-handers, but with dozens of songs, the ability to challenge your friends and 28 levels, Guitar G o d p r o v i d e s hours depending on how long it takes your hand to cramp up. Know-It-All — One of the most popular features on Facebook is quizzes. Kn o w - I t- A l l h a s dozens of q u i z z e s r a n g i n g from 10 t o 3 0 questions o n p o p c u l t u r e , g e o g r a p h y , history, and all those other things you should know. The game ranks your “knowiness” and lets you compare yourself to your friends. Also, there is a “hot-streak” mode in which you try to answer as many questions in a category as possible in a small amount of time. While Know-It-All is not the most fascinating of applications,itdoeshavea Trivial Pursuit-type charm. Crazy Taxi — T h i s game is equal parts pointless and addicting. You drive a taxi at high speed and jump other cars, weaving in and out of traffic. The controls are simple and the graphics are very basic, but if you enjoy Snail Mail, Cube Runner or other games of this nature, this is a great game. These games may not be very popular, but they are every bit as fun as Zynga’s latest release, and there are thousands more games with only a few thousand or even a few hundred users, just waiting to be discovered. Chris Pederson Web Page Manager
  12. 12. The Purple SageOctober 20, 2010 Page 13 SPORTS Kelly Martin, Sports Editor Player of the Month: Nathan Kruser Purple Sage: Who in- spired you most to play? Nathan Kruser: Probably my dad. He coached me a lot when I was younger. PS: What is your favorite football memory? NK: Walking out the tunnel at Camp Randall. PS: Who is your favorite famous football player and why? NK: Reggie Wayne or Aaron Rogers because I like watching them play. PS: How long have you been playing? NK: Since 5th grade. The Warrior football season started early in August at Verona for the preseason scrimmage against Verona and Oconomowoc.Offensive line/defensive line coach, Paul Martin, said, “There are many new kids. We are still young in spots.” On the line alone, there are three new players taking on the responsibility to defend the Hogs’ reputation, seniors Jay Mazanet and Zach Statz and sophomore Jacob Ohnesorge. They join the three returning seniors Eric Alfson, John Oyer, and UW-recruit Austin Maly. The season started out with high expectations for the Division 2 State Champions when the Warriors played Fort Atkinson on August 27 at home. Martin said, “The boys played well, but we’re still trying to learn our positions.” In the end, the team pulled out a 42-0 win in the first game of the season. Waunakee then headed out to Milton on September 3 and again came home with another win, 63-21. Waunakee defeated the Baraboo Thunderbirds on September 10, 56-0. Going into the fourth game of the season, the Warrior offense had outscored their opponents 161-21. Mount Horeb came to Waunakee ready to open up their spread offense, but Waunakee came out with another victory, 55-6. On September 24, the Warriors headed to DeForest to face off against the Norskies at their homecoming game. DeForest and Waunakee have always been huge rivals, no matter the record. Ohnesorge said, “[The locker room] was a little more pumped up than usual because it was DeForest and that they picked us to play for their homecoming.” Waunakee was hit hard with three holding penalties among others. The Warriors pushed through and came home with a 28-0 victory over the Norskies. On October 1, the Warriors hosted the defending Division 3 State Champions, the Reedsburg Beavers. The game was one of the only times in history where two defending state champs went head to head. Thanks to connections between quarterback junior Hunter Darger and Maly, the Warriorshadthreetouchdowns in the first half alone. The Warriors claimed the victory with a 43-14 win. To end homecoming week, Waunakee took on Stoughton at home for a non-conference game. Coming into the second half, senior Christian Foster had a 99 yard kick return raising the score to 41-0. Senior Brandon White scored the final touchdown of the game, and the extra point was good by junior Jack Russell, finishing the game 48-7. Waunakee has scored 335 points so far in the season, outscoring their opponents by 293 points. The team headed to Portage on October 15, and the Warriors started out strong in the first half. Juniors Max Chamberlin and Leo Musso and senior Derek Straus all powered through the Portage defense to score 22 points in the first quarter. Straus and Musso scored two more touchdowns each in the second quarter to conclude the Waunakee scoring with 50 points. Waunakee came home with a 50-7 victory over the Portage Warriors. The team plays Sauk Prairie, with a record of 4-4, at home for the final conference game of the season tonight. The Warriors are guaranteed at least a share of the conference championship title. Level one playoffs begin O c t o b e r 2 6 , a n d w i t h Waunakee’s 8-0 record, they will mostly likely host the game. Conference championship title in sight Kelly Martin Sports Editor Junior Max Chamberlin charges by a Reedsburg defender at the October 1 game. (Photo by Lydia Dorn) Girls’ golf makes first trip to state memorable Members of the girls’ golf team, seniors Lizi Brooks and Caitlyn Dubester, juniors Ashley Madden and Mi Jo Mucklow, and sophomore Maddie Murphy made their first trip to the WIAA state tournament memorable when they came home with the gold trophy. “We were really excited and relieved to know that we won,” said Madden. Waunakee edged out Milton 662-667 for the two day event held October 12 and 13 at University Ridge in Verona. Brooks finished with a 146, which put her third in the state behind Milton’s Ashton Stair (140) and Waukesha Co- op’s Emily Joers (143). Madden finished with a 156, Dubester had a 175, Murphy had a 185 and Mucklow finished the two days with a 206. Waunakee won conference with a 5-0 record, and with only four teams moving on from regionals to sectionals, the girls took first at regionals in Portage Addison Payden Sports Reporter on September 29. Sectionals were held at the Meadows, Waunakee’s home course, on October 5. “It was a perfect day for gold, and the nerves were racing,” said Murphy. Brooks shot a new women’s course record of 5-under 67, and the girls were tied with 2009 defending state champion M i d d l e t o n f o r first with a 318 team score. In the one-hole playoff, Waunakee edged Middleton by one stroke to take first and move on to state. Last year the girls were unable to move on to state and as Madden said, “We were all really disappointed last year and this y e a r w e w e r e happy to go back and show what we were made of.” Although scores are completely individual, golf is a team sport where the top four player scores count. After the first round of state they were in second place three shots behind leader Milton. “This was the absolute perfect place to be, it’s without the pressure of being in first, but it’s not far behind from competing for the title of state champs,” said Murphy. On Tuesday the girls were paired with Milton and third place Middleton for the final round. After a well played front nine, the girls finished the 18 hole with 100 people watching. “At the last hole we were all pretty nervous because everyone was watching,” Madden said. Later that night the girls returned to Waunakee on a fire truck. “We were still pretty surprised that we won and pretty relieved. It was pretty fun we were all on top of the fire truck just cheering and people came out and were cheering for us,” said Madden. “The Waunakee girls’ golf team grew to be a family. It was the most memorable and best golf year of my life,” said Murphy. “It is most important to remember our seniors, Caitlyn Dubester and Lizi Brooks; they were our team captains, leaders, and best friends. They are fantastic and really pulled through for the team.” Senior Lizi Brooks takes a shot at state. (Photo submitted)
  13. 13. The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 14 SPORTS The Waunakee varsity volleyball team currently has a 10-2 conference record, with losses only to Sauk Prairie. On October 9, Waunakee played a tournament at Edgewood High School. At the tournament Waunakee took first place in the silver division, defeating Neenah, Xavier, Hortonville and Lafollette in the championship game. On Tuesday, October 12, the teamhadanorange-outagainst Reedsburg. The game was a fundraiser to raise money for leukemia research in honor of junior Madi Aiello. The Waunakee junior varsity team held a Miracle Minute between the first and second game, collecting a total of $368.44. Mandy Rice Sports Reporter Parents of varsity and JV players helped sell beads, bracelets and raffle tickets to collect money for the leukemia cause. A preliminary total of $1,214.44, without the concession stand money, was gathered. The final total will be donated to leukemia research. Senior night was held October 14 and seniors Hailie Ripley, Kalie Endres, Megan Liegal, Megan Ryan, Lindsey Laufenberg, and Sam Reilly were acknowledged with gift- bags from fellow teammates. The team drubbed Baraboo by winning in three games. “Our team gets along really well, and our team goals are to do our best to get to state,” said junior Sami Gilkes. “Our strengths are passing balls up, working for every point, and working together.” After senior night the team plans on preparing for playoffs and regionals. Coming up on October 21, the number one seed Waunakee takes on number 16 seed Madison East at home at 7 p.m. Volleyball on to playoff rounds After a second place conference finish and a 10-2 record, the team faces 16 seed Madison East at home October 21 Juniors Katie Greiber and Alison Wilder block a hit by a DeForest player. The girls beat DeForest 25-11, 25-15, and 25-10. (Photo by Allie Taylor) Shelby goes to state for girls’ tennis Sergei Capaul Sports Reporter Olivia Knier Editor in Chief Senior Matthew Kulcyk passes a Sun Prairie runner at Sun Prairie’s Car- dinal Invite held on October 9 at Sheehan Park. He ran the fastest Waunakee boys time in 18 minutes and 16 seconds, with sophomore Stephen Cruz on his heels. (Photo by Lydia Dorn) As the leaves are falling to signify the end of summer, cross countr y season is likewise winding down. The team participated in the first annual Sun Prairie Cardinal Invite on October 9, at Sheehan Park in Sun Prairie. Runners were divided into races based on gender and grade level. This was unusual for a meet, as races are typically divided by gender and team level. Girls’ races were 4000 meters and boys’ were 5000 meters. Some varsity runners did not run in this race to taper for conference, which took place on Saturday, October 16. The girls’ team took fourth, and the boys’ team took second place. The presence of a new coach on the team is positive for both runners and head coach Tom Slater. Slater said, “It is nice to have a younger set of legs around to help.” The new volunteer coach, Chris Schiemann, taught in Michigan before he began a job substitute teaching in the Waunakee area and found Waunakee a great town for coaching cross country. The course at Sheehan Park was wooded and fairly flat, with an uphill finish. This put many runners at an advantage to run their personal best times. Freshman Ben Pike said he had his personal best time for the first mile of the race at five minutes and 54 seconds. SophomoreJennaMcGowan had the best time of the Waunakee girls at 16 minutes and 53 seconds. Freshmen Emma Schneider and Maggie Heinemann finished close behind at 16 minutes and 57 seconds and 17 minutes and 38 seconds, respectively. The boys’ best time was 18 minutes and 11 seconds run by senior Matthew Kulcyk, with sophomore Stephen Cruz finishing just steps behind him at 18 minutes and 16 seconds. The season will end with the sectional meet on October 23 at DeForest, and the state meet on October 30 at Wisconsin Rapids. Cross country ranks in conference With an undefeated conference title, the L a d y Wa r r i o r t e n n i s team sure knows how to play a good game. SophomoreAllieTaylorsaid, “Our chemistry works well together. Each of us impact each other and it makes us play better on the courts.” She explained how close each of the varsity players are and how that affects the overall success of their team. Not only do the girls encourage each other, but Coach Jeff Pruefer is always there for advice and support to make sure his team is successful and in a positive mind set. Pruefercentershiscoaching on keeping the girls in shape 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 and agility this year, compared to past years.” The varsity team all worked very hard this year to earn a spot at the sub-sectionals match, which was held at Neilson Stadium on October 4. Number one and two singles players respectively, freshmen Shelby and Tilly Chorney,   proved their skill by moving on to sectionals. Shelby was the only one that went on to compete and represent our school at the state level. “I am excited and nervous at the same time. Since I have never been there I don’t know what to expect,” said Shelby the night before going to state. Despite nerves, Shelby dominated the first round at the WIAA state competition, with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Milwaukee DSHA senior G e n O ’ M e a r a i n t h e Division 1 singles matches. She went on to the second round at the state level on October 15, where she lost to Elizabeth Konon from Homestead 1-6, 0-6. Konon went on to place third in the state. see SHELBY page 15
  14. 14. The Purple SageOctober 20, 2010 Page 15 SPORTS NOW IS THE TIME TO SCHEDULE YOUR PORTFOLIO REVIEW. www.edwardjones.com Member SIPC When you stop to think about what’s happened in the past year, it’s easy to realize how quickly things can change. That’s why you should schedule your portfolio review today. This is an ideal time to discuss how the market may have impacted your financial goals. Then we can help you decide if you should revise your investments. And even if you don’t need to make changes, it’s still important to evaluate your investment strategy and help ensure it’s still on track with your goals. Call today to schedule your free portfolio review. Tammy A Reefe Financial Advisor . 314 E Main Street Waunakee, WI 53597 608-850-6267 Shelley M Moffatt, AAMS® Financial Advisor . 221 S Century Avenue Waunakee, WI 53597 608-849-6649 High hopes for swim conference Boys’ soccer: the road to state Willie Freimuth Sports Reporter The Waunakee boys’ varsity soccer team finished the regular season with a 13-3- 2 record and a share of the conference title with Baraboo and Mt. Horeb. The boys fell to Mt. Horeb earlier in the year, and sophomore Casey Grosshauser thought the team could have performed better. “We didn’t come out to play and thought we would walk all over them,” he said. One of the tougher games of the year was against the number one ranked team in Division 2, Fox Lutheran Valley. The boys fought hard and were not intimidated, coming away with a 2-0 victory. Grosshauser assisted senior Kevin Fong for a very important goal. “It doesn’t feel weird being an underclassman because we are family and we appreciate each other for making varsity,” said Grosshauser when asked about being an underclassman onthevarsityteam.Sophomore Jack Cords responded, “Its pretty fun. I may not get as much playing time, but I still have been able to meet a lot of new people and practicing with older kids has helped me improve a lot.” The Warriors became the third seed and played on Tuesday, October 12 against Portage/Poynette in the first round of the Division 1 playoffs. Waunakee won the game with a score of 9-0 and were on their way to the next round of playoffs. On October 14, the team had to play a tough game against Verona. The first goal of the game was scored by Verona off of a free kick. This goal caught Waunakee off guard but they kept their heads held high. Fong tied the game 1-1 at the half with a penalty kick. Waunakee came out strong in the first 30 seconds of the second half and senior Jared Denu scored the second goal of the game to seal the 2-1 victory over Verona. Junior Tyler Gatz said “It felt amazing [to beat Verona]. Our efforts in the second half paid off. We didn’t come out 100 percent, but when we realized what the game meant, we did what we had to do and earned the victory.” In order to advance to the state tournament, the team must win two more playoff games. Cords said, “We have been playing well together and I think we have a chance of going all the way.” Their next game is on Thursday, October 21 at Madison West. Senior Kevin Fong passes the ball to a fellow teammate on Septermber 28 during the Baraboo game at home. (Photo by Mi Jo Mucklow) Sophomore Annabell Pedersen dives off the board on October 9 during the Waunakee Warrior Invite at the Waunakee Aquatic Center. (Photo by Kelsey Mayer) from Page 14 Shelby  FreshmanShelbyChorneyswingsataballOctober14duringthematch vs. Gen O’Meara from Milwaukee, winning 6-3, 6-1. (Photo submitted) After her experience at state, Shelby said, “It was an experience I will never forget because of how excited and nervousIwas.OnceIgotstarted it was like every other match, but with all those people there to watch, it is a very different atmosphere. It’s hard to explain. But it’s just awesome!” Regarding the season’s end, “[Our season] went really well. I’m going to really miss our team chemistry. We got along really well,” said senior Brooke Steiner. “I’m sad it’s over and I hope to continue [tennis] through my lifetime. Going to state junior year was like the highlight and winning conference this year.”
  15. 15. The Purple Sage October 20, 2010Page 16 SAGE PAGE Josh Lerdahl and Aidan Schlittler , Sage Page Editors The art of palm reading, or palmistry, began as a counsel- ing technique more than 3000 years ago. In the beginning, only fools were thought to practice palmistry. However, many years later, it gained great popularity in Greece and India. Palm readers were thought to have the same so- cial status as doctors. Palm reading does not foretell the future, but rather analyzes one’s emotional ten- dencies, attitudes in social situations, awareness, sub- conscious strengths and fears. The palmist uses observa- tions from each hand to give people direction in their life and to clarify personal con- cerns such as health, financ- 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. Palm reading is seen as a constantly changing process, and is not definite or absolute. The lines in our hands imitate our behavioral and intellectu- al patterns, and so the mark- ings on our extremities physi- cally change as our thinking changes. 1. Choose a hand. For males the left hand indicates the at- tributes the subject is born with, and the right hand in- dicates attributes the subject has accumulated over time. For females, it is reversed. 2. Locate the major lines. See graphic and boxes below for locations of the heart line, head line, and life line. 3. Interpret heart line. This line is said to indicate your emotional stability, your ideas of romance, depression, and cardiac health. 4. Interpret head line. This line indicates your learning style, communication style, and thirst for knowledge. 5. Interpret life line. This line indi- cates physical health, general well being, and major life changes. Short History of Palm Reading The Palmistry Process 1. Heart Line • If it begins below the index fin- ger, you are content with your love life. • If it begins below the middle finger, you are selfish when it comes to love. • If it begins in the middle, you fall in love easily. • If it is straight and short, you have little interest in romance. • If it touches the life line, your heart is broken easily. • If it is long and curvy, you freely express emotions and feelings. • If it is wavy, you have an ab- sence of serious relationships. • If it is straight and parallel to the the head line, you have a good handle on your emotions. 2. Head Line • If you have a short line, you prefer physical achievements over mental ones. • If you have a curved, sloping line, you are creative. • If the line is separated from the life line, you have adventure and enthusiasm for life. • If you have a wavy line, you have a short attention span. • If you have a deep, long line, your thinking is clear and fo- cused. • If you have a straight line, you think realistically. • If your head line is broken, you have inconsistencies in thought. Palm Reading 3. Life Line • If it runs close to your thumb, you are often tired. • If it is curvy, you have plenty of energy. • If it is long and deep, you have vitality. • If it is short and shallow, you are easily manipulated by oth- ers. • If it swoops around in a semi- circle, you have strength and enthusiasm. • If it is straight and close to the edge of the palm, you are cau- tious when it comes to rela- tionships. • If the line breaks, you have had a sudden change in your life- style. For Dummies Information From: Ofesite.com, eSSORTMENT.com, FindYourFate.com

×