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 Aaron Schmidt, Advertising Manager                                                                         ...
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  1. 1. ��� ����������� Waunakee Community High School Volume 9, Special Issue Presented by The Wednesday Society SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 Waunakee, WI ������ ����������������������������������� � ��� �������� ��� ��� ������������������� ������������ ������ ����������������������� ���� �� ������ ������ ��� ������ ���� �� ������ � ���������������� ������������ ������������� ������ �������������������� ����������������� ������������������� ���������������������� ���������������������� ������� ������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������ ���������� ������ ���� ��������� ��������� ���� ������ �������� �������������� ����������� ������������������������������� ���������������������� ������������������������������ ������������������������������ ���������������������������� ��� ���������� �������������� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �� �� ���� ������� ����� ��� ������ ������������� ���� ������ ����� ��������������������������� ������������� ������� �������� ����� ��� ���� ������� ��������� ������������������������������� ������ ���� ����� ��������� �� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �� ���������� ���� ��������� ��� ����� ��������� ������ �������������� ��� ���� �������������� �������� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �� �������� ���� ���� ���� ������� ���� ����������� ������ ������ ������������������������������ ������� ���������� ���� ��� ����� ������� ��� ���������� ��� ��������������������� ���� ������� ����� ������ ��� ���� ��������������������� ������������������������������ ���� ��������� ����� ��� ������ ��� ���������� �������� ���� �������� ����� ����� ��� �������� ������������������ ����������������������������� �������� ��� ������ ��� ��������� �������� ����� ����� ��� ������ ����� ���� ������� ������� ��� ���� ����������������������������� ���������������������������� ����� �������� ��� ������ ��� ������� ��������� ���� ���� ��� ���� ����������������������� ������� ������ ������ ���� ����� ������������� ����� ��������� �������������������������� �������� ������ ��������� ���� ������� ��������� ������ ���� ��������� ��������� ����� ������ ��� ������ ������� ��������� ������ ����� ��������������������������������� ��� �������� ��������� ��� ����� ���������� ������ ���� ���������� ����� ��� ������� ��� ���� ���� �������������������������������� � ��� ������� �������� ������������ ������ ��������� ���������� ���� ���������� ������������� ���� ���� ������������ ��� ������� ���� ������������������������������� �������� ����� �������� ���� �������� ��������� �������� �� ������� ����� ������ ������� ���� ��������� �������� ��� ����� ��� �������� �������� ������� ����� ��� ���� ���� ������������ ��������� ���� ���� �� ������ ���� ������ ������� ���� ����� ����������� ����� ��� ������ ����� ���� ������� ������ ������������������������������� ����������������������������� �������� ���� ��������� ���� ������������������������������ ������������������ ������������� ��� �������� ��� ���� ���������� ��� ����������� ���� �������� ����� ��� ���� ��� ������ �������� ������ ������ ���� ����� ���� ��� ���� ����� ����������� ��� ���� ���� ������� ������� ��� ���� �������� ������� ������ ������ ��� ���������� ��� ���� ������ ��� ��������������������������� ��� ���� ���� ������� ����� ����� � ���� ���� ��� ����� ����������� ������ ����� ��� ������ ��� ���� �������� ��������� ������ ��������� ���� ������������������������ ���������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������ ��������� ��������������������������������������������� ���������������������� ����������� �������� ������ ���� �������� �������� ���� ���� ������ ���� ��������� ������ ��� ���� ��������� ��� ������ ��������� ��� ������� �������������������� ��� ���� ����� ������� ���� ������ ������ ��� �������� ��������� �������������������� ��� ��������� ���������������� ��������������������� ���� �� �������� ������� ���� ��������������������������� ����������������������� ��� �������� ��� �� ��������� ��� �������� ������������������� ��� �������� ������ ��� �������� ���������������������������� ����������� ������������������ ������������������ � ���������������������������� ���������������������������� ���������������������� ������������������������� ������ ��� �� �������� ��� ���� ������������ ��������������������� ���������� ����� ���������� ��������������� ���� ������� ���� ��������� ����������� ���������������������������
  2. 2. SPECIAL ISSUE Aaron Schmidt, Advertising Manager Sara Vincent, Features Editor Fricke falls a frightening 30 feet Suspected of fraud, Sophomore Hannah hours to get her off the mountain and another Fricke broke her hour and a half to get her to a Honduran clinic. At the clinic, the doctors determined that femur, hand, and Hannah suffered from a broken femur, a broken Blagojevich nose after an hand, a broken nose and numerous facial cuts unfortunate fall in which resulted in 20 stitches in four different Honduras areas around her face. got away, Because the clinic did not have the technology Sara Vincent needed to get Hannah back to full health, she Features Editor was taken by MedFlight to St. Mary’s Hospital Over this past summer, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Upon arriving at for now sophomore Hannah Fricke St. Mary’s, a MRI test proved that Hannah, in encountered an unexpected addition to her broken bones, had compression twist while on a mission trip to fractures in her spine, bone bruising and deep Honduras. muscle bruising. Jamie Warner Fricke intended to spend the After Fricke finished with surgeries on her Opinion Editor week helping impoverished leg and hand, along with other treatments, she Hondurans, but after an was discharged from St. Mary’s on July 11 and On August 17, Rod Blagojevich, a man unfortunate series of events, allowed to return home to Wisconsin. At this purportedly involved in governmental scandals found herself stuck in the point, Hannah was unable to put any weight on was finally tried before a jury. pediatric trauma ward at St. her leg and moved around using a wheelchair. Blagojevich was accused of trying to sell Mary’s hospital in West Palm Recently, Hannah completed physical therapy President Obama’s Senate seat and trying to use Beach, Florida. for her leg and completed her sessions with an Sophomore Hannah Fricke was state funds to fire writers on the Chicago Tribune On June 26, Fricke was occupational therapist for her hand. injured this summer in Honduras. who criticized him, among other things. To the repelling down a waterfall as “The doctor said it will be one year before I am (Photo by Lydia Dorn) chagrin of many scandal-aware citizens, the a team building activity prior to completely recovered,” she said. “But in terms jury was hung on 23 crimes accused of him. A starting her volunteer work in Honduras. During Hannah’s turn, of doing everything normally, I can [perform all key accusation, selling Obama’s Senate seat, it started to rain heavily and no more students were allowed to normal activities] just fine.” was vetoed by a single juror; a unanimous vote repel down the fall. Fricke and a Honduran repelling assistant “Everything that has happened has definitely was required. were already at the bottom of the 100 foot waterfall, and needed changed my life. I am not going to be able to What happened? The defense had quite a to make the trek up the steep, muddy trail to get to the rest of the look at things the same way. It saddens me to bit of evidence; the FBI supplied hours of wire- group. While hiking up the slick slope, Hannah slipped and fell see people who are permanently physically tapped information. 30 feet into a river below, and she was knocked unconscious. disabled… I just got a small taste of that and However, Rod Because the slope was so steep, no vehicles could be used to I could hardly stand it. I can’t even imagine,” Blagojevich transport her up the mountain. Between waiting for a stretcher said Fricke. responded and carrying Hannah to a vehicle accessible area, it took six with a strong French trip:“Il était magnifique!” case, saying he did not actually and more relaxing.” Despite plan to Emily Drewry carry out the the tight schedule, Hill said Copy Editor comments everything was fun and she This July, 27 members of wishes the trip had been captured by the Waunakee High School’s longer. FBI. The single Fr e n c h C l u b a n d f o u r The group began in Paris, juror who accompanying chaperones and after 24 hours without held out departed on the journey of a sleep, headed straight to the against the lifetime. iconic Eiffel Tower. During their persecution illustrated a reason for hesitation For some, the eight hour four days in Paris, the group when she stated, according to the BBC, there plane ride was familiar, but visited museums, took a boat was not “a smoking gun” to give cause for for others, it was their first ride on the Seine River, and further penalty. There was evidence going both plane flight out of the USA. Seniors Katie Bolger, Glenn Will, Cassi Brucker, and walked along the Champs d’ ways, but much of it was hazy due to political But for all on the trip, the ten Hailie Ripley in the gardens of Versailles. Elysees. motivations. The judge on the case, Judge days spent in France were (Photo submitted) The next leg in the journey James Zagel, stated that he intended to declare incredible and unforgettable. was traveling by TGV train to a mistrial, meaning that a new trial would occur. Students attending the trip Biarritz, a city on the Atlantic Blagojevich, though, is still eager to prove his were all members of French Ocean. There, the students innocence, saying in an interview on the Daily Club and in either French 3 or enjoyed unique little shops Show, “23 down, and one to go.” 4. Their common knowledge and “a calmer feel,” according Those 23 cases certainly give cause for people of the country allowed for to junior Brandon Creamer. still calling for justice, but when the possibility of a combination of touristy Senior Glenn Will chose the his innocence is taken into account, the result of stops and more educational city as his favorite part of the the trial is not so bad. The one guilty sentence, experiences. trip, because “the beaches lying to the FBI, carries up to five years in prison Fr e n c h t e a c h e r Pa m A view from the third story of the Eiffel Tower. were gorgeous, the people and a fine of up to $250,000. This is not the Knutson described the route (Photo Submitted) were amazing, and the food largest toll the trials have taken on Blagojevich, as “a little off the beaten spectacular.” though. The scandals effectively ended his path,” while still hitting all the The last stops of the trip were political career. Immediately after news of the main tourist destinations. to the gorgeous cities of Nice, Senate seat selling came out in early 2009, he They kept moving the entire Monaco, and Nimes, all located was impeached by an overwhelming vote as time and as senior Beth Hill on the Mediterranean Coast. Governor of Illinois. As a man with historically found, each destination was After studying French for so low approval ratings, it is doubtful that he will different from the next. “It long, a trip to its native country ever be able to recover from the ordeal. While felt a little bit like we were was a rewarding experience many justice-seeking individuals may want being hustled around,” she for those who attended. more blood, five years in prison and a ruined said.“That’s why going to political career are nothing to scoff at for a man the beaches was my favorite who might be innocent. Giverny, Impressionist Painter, Claude Monet’s house. part, they were less touristy (Photo submitted) Page 2 The Purple Sage September 22, 2010
  3. 3. SPECIAL ISSUE Jamie Warner, Opinion Editor Indian controversy – A law signed earlier this year which Texting Law – Wisconsin became the Miners in Chile – On August 22 33 allowed the Department of Public Instruction to rule against 25th state to outlaw texting when Gover- miners were miraculously found to be alive school mascots in response to public complaints successfully nor Doyle signed off the assembly’s final in a mine 2,300 feet underground that col- removed Native American logos from several schools includ- approval on May 5th. However, texting lapsed on August 5. The workers survived on ing Osseo-Fairchild and Kewaunee. Currently the Mukwonago while driving is okay for the time being food that was only supposed to last them 2 school district is fighting to save their name; the state is expect- because the law will not be enforced until days. It is expected to take several months to ed to make a decision by the end of October. December 1 of this year. get the miners out. What happened this summer? The summer may have passed lazily for students, but the rest of the world was moving as usual. Here are some of the things you might have missed. Rod Blagojevich – After a gov- FIFA World Cup – We were BP – On July 15, the leak was official- Brett Favre – This past summer Brett ernmental scandal involving the all on the edge of our seats ly capped. On July 27, BP confirmed Favre had the NFL on its toes once again like sale of a U.S. Senate seat, Blagojev- as Spain and the Netherlands that CEO Tony Hayward would resign he had done the past two years. After the ich was convicted with one count went head to head for the final and is to be replaced by Bob Dudley Minnesota Vikings promised him 20 million of lying to the FBI. He planned to game of this soccer fan mania. on October 1. Total losses of this oil dollars for the 2010-2011 season, Brett Favre appeal the count when convicted Spain won the exciting match spill are estimated to reach over 20 is playing once again, but this time, one year on August 17. 1-0. billion dollars for the company. older. Top 5 reasons to be back in school new tri-fecta of hall monitors is of the tiger and I just have relevant thing you learned Without further adieu, The Brandyn Liebe Top Five Reasons Why I Am a definite force to be reckoned to say that gets me pumped in the woods, that the native Columnist Excited to Be Back in School. with. to accomplish something North American White Pine, Ladies and gentlemen, 4. School Food – You knowing that the spirit of the or Pinus strobus, is the only boys and girls, welcome 5. Mr. Evans – Need I say know, this could not have tiger is with me. I suppose I gymnosperm in Wisconsin (back) to high school. more? The man has a digital come at a better time. I have can harness that into my FST with it leaves arranged in Frankly, I am rather excited blue print of the school in been meaning to put on a few homework. faciles of five? (I know a lot for this, because it means I his head. If I am not where I pounds for dramatic effect. 2. Safety – Bears, they hate about trees. What? Biology get to see all of you again. should be, he knows about it 3. The Year – No, I am not the thought of organized project.) Anyway, yeah I feel But enough about you, this is before I even get there. And if talking about 2010; that is just learning. Why do you think safe in school. my article, we should focus that is not enough, word on the boring. I am talking about the they always hang out in the 1. Mrs. Carlson– Enough on me. street is that there are two new tiger! In China it is the year woods? What was the last said. sheriffs in town. Anyway, this Dish me the summer dirt! Sierra Gillespie • AC/DC’s “Black Ice Tour” Entertainment Editor became the top grossing musical tour of all time. The • “Toy Story 3” became the global tour sold 1.8 million highest grossing animated film tickets and grossed a whopping 115 W. Main Street of all time with a total gross of $177.5 million. 608-850-4886 $405.9 million from a budget of $200 million. • On August 9, Nickelodeon aired the 11 th annual Teen HOMECOMING WEEK SPECIALS: • Not only was “Toy Story 3” Choice Awards, this year the highest grossing animated hosted by Katy Perry. film of the summer, it was • Big winners of the Teen the highest grossing film of Choice Awards included “The the summer, period. It was Twilight Saga: Eclipse” cast, No-chip Pedicure w/ Dana......$45 followed closely by “ The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” with the “Sherlock Holmes” cast, the “Glee” cast and the reality $298.1 million and “Inception” stars of “Keeping up with the No-chip Manicure w/ Dana......$30 with $271.6 million. • The most downloaded song Kardashians”. • Jimmy Fallon hosted this Full Body Spray Tan...............$20 of the summer was “California Gurls” by Katy Perry featuring summer’s Primetime Emmy Awards, which were the most Make-up Application..............$25 Snopp Dogg. watched Emmy’s since 2006. • “The Millennium Trilogy ” • Big winners at the Emmy’s became this summer’s most had some cross overs from Color.................$20 OFF talked about series of books, written by the late Stieg The Teen Choice Awards. Jane Lynch, star of the hit Updo.................$10 OFF Larsson, the trilogy features novel “The Girl with the Dragon TV show “Glee,” took home Best Supporting Actress in a Tatoo” soon to be a motion Comedy Series. picture. THE PURPLE SAGE OLIVIA KNIER EDITORIAL POLICIES Editor in Chief The Purple Sage is written and produced entirely by Waunakee Community High School students. Opinions in The Purple Sage are the The Purple Sage opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the newspaper staff or the school district. Students, staff, and members of Waunakee Community High School the community are welcome to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be 250 words or less and must be signed. Letters may be delivered 301 Community Drive TAMMY RADEMACHER to room 1502, or sent to our mailing or email address. Waunakee, WI 53597 Adviser The Purple Sage is published monthly and is printed by South Central Publishing. The Purple Sage is a member of the Columbia Scholastic Contact us by e-mail: purplesage@waunakee.k12.wi.us Press Association`, the National Scholastic Press Association and the Kettle Moraine Press Association. Subscriptions to The Purple Sage are avaliable for $20 per year. Mail subscription requests or other requests to our mailing address or e-mail address. September 22, 2010 The Purple Sage Page 3
  4. 4. SPECIAL ISSUE Emily Drewry, Copy Editor Sierra Gillespie, Entertainment Editor Our parking palooza: the inside scoop Six members of The Purple Sage took on the challenge to let you, our readers, in on the secrets of surviving the roads this year—more specifically, the parking lot situation. To compare yourself to our racers, we provided their typical mile times. The old sophomore parking lot has 94 From parking lot to classroom spot parking stalls, the Distance new sophomore lot New Sophomore Old Sophomore Fieldhouse has 82 parking stalls, Parking Lot Parking Lot Parking Lot and the fieldhouse to Delivery to Delivery to Pyramid parking lot has 114 Entrance Entrance Entrance stalls. Runners Josh Lerdahl, Construction inside Sage Page Editor 4 minutes and 2 minutes and the school during Wheelchair 3 seconds 28 seconds 59.48 seconds Racer and racing style the school year is impossible, so next summer five new Angela Gilbertson, Production Assistant 3 minutes and 2 minutes and science labs will be Walk 12 seconds 5 seconds 24.52 seconds added for student use next year. Chris Pedersen Web Page Manager 1 minute and The current capacity Jog 24 seconds 52.59 seconds 12.77 seconds is 1,200, with 1,220 students enrolled. The new school will Brandyn Liebe have a capacity of Columnist 1 minute and 1,500 students; pro- Run, 10+ minute mile 26 seconds 44.97 seconds 9.03 seconds jected to be enough space until 2018. Lily Vanderbloemen News Editor 1 minute and When construc- Run, 7-9 minute mile 22 seconds 39.78 seconds 7.90 seconds tion is finished, 200 of the purple lock- ers will replace the Olivia Knier short, blue lockers. Editor-in-Chief 1 minute and A growing student Run, under 7 minute 23 minutes 38.78 seconds 7.58 seconds population demands mile more space. Tips for getting a good parking spot on a regular basis: • Make an effort to come into school early to speak with teachers, instead of meeting with them after school. • Become a member of a club or extra-curricular activity that has morning meetings to arrive extra early. • Join swim team and come to morning practice at 5:30 when there is never a shortage of parking spaces. • Intimidate your rival drivers by adding some form of flames, skulls or scary images to the sides of your car. • As you leave the house, skip your mother’s kiss goodbye to beat the rush by 30 seconds. • Buy a Delorean, install a Flux Capacitor, drive 88 MPH (who needs speed limits when you have no roads?). • Carpool to school with friends, save the environment and your gas money • Get a bike. Page 4 The Purple Sage September 22, 2010