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In this Issue - East High School
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November 10th, 2014
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imes
Madison East High School
Vol. 91, Issue 3
In this Issue:
Peppy Hands Out the
Advice
pg 2
Sujeo Gets the Yum-Yum
Thumbs Up
pgs 3, 5
New! A Blast From the Past!
Check out the Article from the
Attic
pg 5
Acosta’s Fall Sports Recap
pg 6
And so much more!
Condoms in School
Editorial Opinion
by Emily Barry
High school students have sex.
Everyone knows it, and therefore, it
shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s likely
that you know of at least one person who
has already had sex. Hopefully, everyone
remembers that there’s one factor that
is essential for safe sex: contraceptives,
specifically condoms. The amount of students that use condoms correctly when
having sex is far less than what would be
expected. Only 54.4% of sexually active
youth reported using a condom the last
time they had intercourse. There could be
many reasons for this low percentage, one
being people’s access—or lack thereof—to
condoms. Hundreds of schools across the
country have had the opportunity to make
condoms available to students for free.
Should East and other MMSD high schools
join the list of schools distributing? Yes;
yes they should.
As of right now, students have little
access to contraceptives. Adolescents have
difficulty getting birth control because of
many factors. These include embarrassment while purchasing contraceptives,
not having enough money to buy a sufficient contraceptive, not having access to a
location that offers contraceptives, or even
having a partner that does not want to use
(please see Condoms, page 4)
Source: Wendy Hoang
Dalton McGowan stands in front of his Independant Study project.
East’s Mr. Limpet
One Student’s Mission to Make A Difference
by Wendy Hoang
Next to room 3031, home to Ms. Parker’s Advanced Placement Environmental
Science, Urban Agriculture, and Limnology and Oceanography classes lies an ocean.
Seen from the hallway, the window displays two fish tanks. The tanks have been in the
science wing for such a long time that one might not remember when they were not
there.
In October 2013, current senior Dalton McGowan set up a saltwater fish tank
in the environmental science room. While taking Ms. Parker’s Limnology and Oceanography class, he proposed the idea of displaying a fish tank in an effort to educate
students on marine biology. McGowan first sought donations from companies and local
businesses such as the Living Art Aquarium on Gammon Road. East High School has
also contributed to the project; the custodial staff donated funds to stock the tanks with
fish, and McGowan was given a grant from the Purgolder Philanthropy Club. All the rest
of the supplies were up to McGowan’s own resources. (please see Fish, page 4)
Stressing Out?
What to do When Things Spin Out of Control
by Rosie Rodriguez
As we all know, a health class cannot possibly cover everything it needs to about
common teenage mental and physical health problems in one short semester. This article is part of a series of articles that will cover these types of health problems, as well as
related questions from and for teens. This issue’s article is on mental health including a
basic run down on anxiety and depression.
Starting with anxiety, here’s a basic definition: anxiety disorders are mental
health conditions that involve excessive amounts of fear, nervousness, worry, or dread.
People with anxiety may avoid social events and miss school. Anxiety that is too constant or intense can cause a person to feel preoccupied, distracted, tense, and always
on alert. Physical symptoms may include chest pain, headache, tiredness, tight muscles,
stomachaches, trembling, or vomiting. This is not be confused with test anxiety, which
is much milder than anxiety disorders. An anxiety disorder (please see Health, page 4)
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A Letter From an Editor
by Wendy Hoang
As always, it is the Tower Times’ pleasure to deliver the most recent news and delightful entertainment to East High School.
With each issue, we hope to provide accurate information and write stories that peak the interests of our student body, faculty, and
school. This issue contains fascinating editorials, current events, an article from the 1971 Tower Times, and amusing extras for the
reader to enjoy.
Additionally, we have added new sections to the Tower Times. Food Foyer delves into our local cuisine, critiquing nearby,
affordable restaurants that all of you may like. Similarly, Cinema Cellar reviews the latest releases from the film industry.
Fall sports ended this month, so be sure to read our wrap up coverage of the seasons. And be prepared for more and better
sports coverage, as the Tower Times welcomes our first sportswriter, Juan Acosta.
As winter approaches, the Tower Times wishes East High a fun upcoming holiday season! Be sure to look out for our December/January issue!
Ask Peppy...
Dear Peppy,
I got the school year blues. What do I do?
Blue and Down
Dear BAD,
What is blue, really? Can we ever know? Some say it’s a color,
but the only colors I know are purple and gold. Seriously. I am color blind to all other colors. As are all real purgolders. I’m onto you,
BAD.
Love,
Peppy
Dear Peppy,
ENEMIES OF THE HEIR BEWARE
Tommy Brain-Teaser
Dear TBT,
Now fellow purgolders, THIS is why I told you to avoid the
Chamber of Secrets. Now I’ll probably have to go down there and
sort all of this out. *sigh* Last time this happened, a bunch of spiders
broke into the basement. That’s why none of you are allowed down
there. Don’t get too attached to the 3rd floor. With my luck, it’ll
probably be destroyed when all of this is over.
Love,
Peppy
Dear Peppy,
I am a senior at East and I feel senioritis creeping up on me,
what should I do?
Just Your Typical Senior Slacker
Dear Slacker,
Since colleges are looking at your first semester transcripts,
try to refrain from the senioritis as much as possible. This year,
whenever you feel like procrastinating, motivate yourself to fight on
until second semester. It’s much more appropriate to have senioritis
during second semester anyways.
Love,
Peppy
Peppy Adventures
By Wendy Hoang
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Cinema Cellar
Food foyer
Animation is film’s fastest growing field. With the combination of Disney and Pixar, every year brings fresh, family friendly
pictures to the American public. However, as good as Frozen was,
these two giants tend to keep smaller production studios out of the
spotlight. Despite this media monopoly, incredible feats of animation
are still sometimes allowed to slip through the cracks. The Boxtrolls,
from Laika Studios, is one such film.
The Boxtrolls is filmed in the style of claymation, a la Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride. Laika is famous for their
claymation, releasing ParaNorman in 2012, a movie that was well-received critically and was nominated for an Oscar. Laika was also
responsible for what many consider the greatest claymation film of all
time: Coraline. In fact, one of the story-editors from Coraline—Graham Annable—co-directed The Boxtrolls. This film contains animation sequences that are superior to even Coraline. If you consider
yourself a fan of film in general, The Boxtrolls is a must-see.
The most important part of any movie is its message, and The
Boxtrolls delivers. The movie begins as a cute story about adorable
trolls who live in the sewers, but quickly and beautifully evolves into
a discussion about racism and discrimination. When you see it, pay
close attention to the way the daughter of the mayor is treated compared to the male figures in the film. Also pay attention to the rumors
spread about the Boxtrolls, and how quickly the townsfolk believe
them, even in the face of evidence to the contrary. The Boxtrolls provides better discussion of difficult topics in a children’s movie than is
often found in movies made for adults.
The Boxtrolls is a beautiful film. With its rich dialogue and
stunning animation, it is a film everyone can enjoy. See this film as
soon as possible.
For the premier article in your new favorite column, Food
Foyer, Seth and Eric hit the hottest new restaurant in town: Sujeo.
Located just off East Washington on Livingston Street, Sujeo is
the latest creation from chef Tory Miller, of L’Etoile and Graze
fame. The menu is Korean-inspired, but also includes influences
from Chinese, Japanese, and Southeast Asian cuisine. We ate at the
Noodle Bar, an option that is cheaper and quicker than the regular
restaurant.
To cut to the meat of the matter, this was the best meal
either of us have had all year. Seth ordered a Pho Bo soup and Eric
ordered a BBQ pan fry. Pho Bo contains 5 different meats and rice
noodles soaked in a beef bone broth. The Pho Bo featured egg ramen noodles with pork, mixed with various veggies. The BBQ pan
fry featured char sui pork with ramen noodles and gay choi. The
food was absolutely delicious, with a bit of spice, but not enough
to burn you (although Seth was not a fan of the garnishes). Make
sure to get an ice cream dessert; it’s only $3 and may look like soft
serve, but it is levels above even the greatest soft serve. We had a
rich, smooth blueberry, but they have a variety of flavors. It gave
our taste buds an experience we will never forget.
The atmosphere was incredible as well. We sat at the bar
and were able to watch as our food was cooked. The wait staff
were incredibly friendly (and we didn’t even tell them we were
writing a review!). This restaurant is the newest hotspot in Madison for a reason, and we strongly recommend you take advantage
of the fact that it’s just a five minute drive from East.
by Wendy Hoang and Seth Campbell
by Eric Mattson and Seth Campbell
Spirit Week In Review
by Sophia Klimowitz
Sujeo’s Pan Fry
The week of September 29th to October 3rd held the highly memorable 2014 East High School Spirit Week. Although many
students participated in the five theme days, most people were buzzing about the teachers’ involvement. The Math, Social Studies, and
World Language Departments engaged in a fierce but good-humored Spirit Week competition. All three departments put out videos
and ‘trash-talked’ their opponents throughout the week. The result? As decided by the 12th grade principal, Ms. Bonet, the Social
Studies Department came out on top this year, ending World Language’s 4-year winning streak.
“We were pumped,” relayed social studies teacher Ms. Vierstra about the win. She highlighted the social studies department’s
performance during Spirit Day, wherein they “snuck onto the roof” with Peppy and filmed a video that they emailed to staff later in
the day. The World Language Department also put on a show, producing a video filmed by any available student nearly every day.
Commenting on the creation of the videos, Spanish teacher Mr. Jossart said, “We made it up as we went along.” The math department
released one video and according to Mr. Arnold, everyone participated in spirit week except for “a few stragglers.”
The competition is a long-standing event; it goes as far back as anyone can remember. Usually just math and world language
participate, Mr. Arnold explained, noting that “social studies came late in the game.” World Language has always been very successful
and the Math Department has had its wins as well. Other departments at East have not yet joined the competition, perhaps because
of the time commitment, the massive planning and organization that goes into the week, or as Mr. Arnold thinks, “they know they will
lose.”
Despite the ferociously competitive nature of the Spirit Week competition, all of the departments partook for similar reasons.
Ms. Vierstra acknowledged the unity that good competition brings to East, as the event encourages students and teachers to come
together. Mr. Jossart highlighted the competition as a community building event, and Mr. Arnold emphasized the fact that Spirit Week,
and especially Spirit Day, allows everyone to be excited about being a Purgolder. The message that these three teachers were all relaying is that Spirit Week isn’t really about competition and winning or losing. It’s about being a part of the connected, engaged community of students and teachers at East. As Mr. Jossart said, “We’re all people; we’re all in this together.”
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Health, continued from page 1
can be caused by biochemical problems in the brain, past traumatic experiences, genetics, or learned behavior. There are many
varieties of anxiety, including, but not limited to: general anxiety
disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder
(OCD), panic attacks, or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Anxiety disorders are usually treated with medication and/or
counseling.
On to the next subject: depression. Depression is a strong
mood involving sadness, discouragement, despair, or hopelessness that lasts for weeks, months, or longer. Signs of depression
include: negative thinking, low energy or motivation, lack of
concentration, feelings of worthlessness, suicidal thoughts, and
withdrawing from social situations. Physical symptoms include an
upset stomach, loss of appetite, fluctuation in weight, headaches,
and sleeping problems. These symptoms are only signs of depression if they are excessive or mind-consuming. Depression can
easily go unrecognized, so be aware of any negative changes in the
mood of yourself and the people close to you. There isn’t always
a single cause, however some factors may include biochemical
problems in the brain, family history, past events, or living in a
difficult environment. Like anxiety, depression is usually treated
with medication and/or counseling. It is important to get support,
take it seriously, and take care of yourself.
Please remember that all of these conditions and disorders
are treatable. These symptoms and disorders can be helped. If you
feel like you may have depression or an anxiety disorder, please
talk to someone you trust, the counselors in Student Services, or
by visiting kidshealth.org/teen. It’s better to ask too many questions than none.
If you know of a disorder that you would like to see covered in a future article, email [email protected]
One of the fishtanks on the third floor.
Fish, continued from page 1
Condoms, continued from page 1
contraceptives. Having free condoms available to students
would eliminate these problems. Students wouldn’t have to pay,
and they would be able to confidentially obtain a form of contraception. This would help remove the gap between those who
use condoms and those who do not.
Another reason why students should have access to free
condoms at school is because they would be more likely to use
them and prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Some may not know that condoms are
effective in preventing most sexually transmitted diseases or
that they have a 98% success when used correctly. This means
that if people use condoms they’re much safer. Each year, 3
million adolescents become infected with an STI, and one half of
HIV infections in the United States occur in people under the age
of 25. Although STIs are treatable, they’re incredibly unpleasant
and can greatly affect your life. Herpes, for example, can result
in blisters and sores, an unpleasant consequence. If students
need to be able to practice safe sex and take measures to prevent pregnancies and STIs, it’s essential to allow them access to
condoms.
Finally, distributing condoms to students does not encourage them to have more sex. Studies have shown that schools
that give students condom access, the use of condoms with
sexually active students greatly increased, while the amount
of students actually having sex did not seem to rise. That says
something: students are practicing SAFE SEX. Isn’t that what
we’ve been taught all along? If you’re not going to be abstinent,
use contraceptives. So if this is what each student is learning,
then their education should be taken to the next level: where
they are taught safe sex and given access to condoms, so that
they are able to practice safe sex. Everyone knows that sexually
active teens can not be forced into abstinence, so why not just
encourage them to have sex safely? It only makes sense.
Condoms should be accessible to everyone. Society encourages people, specifically adolescents, to practice safe sex,
but they don’t take any actions to make their request achievable.
By having condoms made easily accessible to high school students, sexually active adolescents are able to counter the risk of
pregnancies and STIs, and overall lead a healthier life.
One piece of equipment donated by a company plays an integral part in the tank’s livability for sea creatures. The reverse osmosis (RO) system purifies the water for the tanks. The RO system filters calcium buildup in the water and cleans out dissolved solids.
Without it the water is not pure enough for fish to live. This filtration manages the amount of nutrients and controls algae growth, creating an imitation of the ocean. “They have to be cleaned a lot because it’s hard to create a perfect ocean in an artificial environment,”
McGowan stated when asked about the frequency of filtration, “The tanks are good for the environment classes, too. They can see the
effects of ocean changes on a much smaller scale.” The tanks also have reactors to mimic the ocean. Protein skimmers generate waves,
ultraviolet rays kill bacteria and take out nitrates, and special lighting keeps the coral and nutrients alive and the salts balanced.
On display, there is both a saltwater and a freshwater tank; the freshwater tank was a new addition this year, having been
acquired at the end of September. The saltwater tank contains a bicolor angel fish, three banggai cardinalfish, two clown fish, assorted
crabs and corals, one cleaner fish, and one goby. The freshwater tank holds one freshwater angel and numerous neon tetras.
To help take care of the fish, McGowan started a club. He went to seven chemistry and physics classes to recruit members,
promoting the importance of coral reef systems in oceans. “The system is dying out due to human involvement. This creates a cycle.
Salinity levels lower, temperatures rise; corals are sensitive to temperature. When the corals die, this endangers the fish population
that inhabit the coral. Then humans lose a fundamental fish population, resulting in a loss of economic tourism and eventually losing
an entire species of ocean wildlife,” McGowan remarked. Currently, two other students help manage the tanks. The club works for
educational purposes to increase awareness and fundraise for coral reefs. “Raising awareness to the endangered corals is important.
They’re dying out. Even if someone hits a coral and knocks it down, the coral will die,” sophomore Sydney Walter said. McGowan and
Walter are not the only ones advocating for coral reefs. Scientists and students around the world are helping the cause. Artificial coral
reefs are being built in oceans to increase fish population and stabilize the oceans.
McGowan works on the tanks every seventh period during his independent study. Walter and the club help after school every
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. They clean the tanks, set up new tanks depending on need, feed the fish, and change the water. If you
are interested in joining the club, see Ms. Parker to get in contact with McGowan. Other notices will be posted by the tank. Although
McGowan will be graduating this year, the fish will continue to be well cared for by Walter and the rest of the club.
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Volume 91, Issue 3
November 10th, 2014
Coffee Corner by Liz and Molly
TBH, everybody knows Starbucks and if you don’t, then GET OUT. Walking into Starbucks, one is overcome by the smell of coffee beans and Uggs. Studies prove that Starbucks’ fall drinks go well with a North Face jacket and pink leggings. Molly’s favorite
drink is the mocha cookie crumble frappuccino, OMG is it fantastic! Liz enjoys a seasonal favorite, the pumpkin spice latte, she can’t even. But unfortunately coffee is all
Starbucks has to offer...JK! Starbucks has all kinds of drinks, including smoothies and
iced tea, as well as a variety of food options. You could drink your Starbucks in the shop,
or take it to go; just make sure you don’t spill anything on you’re adorable little purse
dog. Pretty Little Liars and playing Kim K on your iPhone are always better when you’re
curled up with a warm frothy coffee drink. And no one is going to judge you for getting
more than one cup of coffee a day, FOUR for you, Glenn Coco! You go, Glenn Coco! And
remember, no trip to Starbucks is complete unless you have instagrammed your cup and
it has been ‘liked’ 125 times. So grab your Uggs and head on down to Starbucks. TTYL!!
Article From The Attic
Moral Issue Of Viet Nam Emerges
by Congressman Robert W. Kastenmeier (1959 - 1991)
This feature will continue to appear in the Tower Times. We will be pulling old articles from our archive and informing East with its history.
The following is an article originally published in the May 6, 1971 edition of the Tower Times.
“The Vietcong attack us, the Americans bomb us, and the Vietnamese rob us.” A quote from a Montagnard refugee, one of
some 3 million refugees created by the Indochina war.
As I write this column, Vietnam war veterans are camped on the grounds of the Capitol protesting U.S. involvement in Indochina. More anti-war protestors will arrive next week. Today’s newspaper carried a story about the White House Conference on
Youth - the young people voted 3 to 1 for an immediate halt to U.S. military operations in Vietnam, and withdrawal of all troops by
December 31. A recent poll of my constituents showed that 85 percent of those responding wanted the U.S. out of Vietnam.
Opposing to the Vietnam war, always substantial, has now grown to surprising proportions. This ground swell of anti-war
feeling is made even more curious, since it comes at a time when troops are being withdrawn at the rate of 14,300 a month, and casualties are down. Given such developments, one might predict that war opposition would also be down. After all, we are told, “We
are getting our boys out.”
Such a prediction, however, overlooks a growing Public concern - and that is the concern of the American people for the
Indochinese people themselves. As costly as this war has been for our country, the suffering here cannot compare to the death, destruction and maiming that have taken place in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. This primative region has already been bombed with
more than twice the total tonnage dropped in both World War II and the Korean War. Senator Kennedy’s subcommittee on refugees
estimates 1.1 million civillian casualties, including 325,000 deaths, in South Vietnam since 1965, when Americans entered the war
in force. Of the total casualties, about a third are thought to have been children under thirteen.
My Lai and other incidents have put the human element back into these grisly statistics, forcing us to see the brutality and
senselessness of the war. We have become sickened by what we see.
Many Americans are now realizing that while Vietnamization may get U.S. ground troops out of the conflict, it makes no
promise of peace or safety for the Indochinese people. In fact, Vietnamization could lead to greater civilian casualties and suffering,
since American ground troops will be replaced by increased American fire power. Aerial bombing, mines and navy artillery are even
less discriminating in their victims than the foot-soldier’s rifle.
Much of our nation’s initial opposition to the the war was triggered by the loss of American lives - now totaling more than
50,000. This is perhaps natural, for people everywhere mourn the loss of their own more than the lives of their allies’ or enemy’s.
But what is emerging now is a moral revulsion at suffering, death and destruction, regardless of nationality, race or political belief.
This is the moral question of the war, and a question which present U.S. policy does not answer.
Although very late in developing, Americans are now beginning to understand the horror and the pain that the people of
Indochina have felt from the very beginning of this tragedy. That is why the Vietnam veterans visited Washington, why war protesters followed, why the youth conference delegates voted as they did, and why a great majority of the American people want the war
ended now. The moral issue is our best hope of bringing about a total end to U.S. involvement.
The end cannot come too soon.
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Volume 91, Issue 3
November 10th, 2014
FAll Sports Report
by Juan Acosta
Football
Not having won a game in three years, the East football team came out this year with
a new look and attitude. “We were close,” said head Coach Steve Erato, and close they were.
The team lost most of their games by only a touchdown this year, a much better record than
the past few years. “We had higher expectations. There was growth and progress. We improved, which makes me happy,” commented Coach Erato. The Purgolders’ offense topped
all the schools in the conference this year with yardage. This incredible feat was due to the
hard work of Zach Zilm, the top-rated quarterback in the city, linebackers Carlos Perez and
Mario Kelly-Lemon, both rated in the top three for total tackles, and the city’s second best
running back, Jamari Manuel. “Lots of things went well. We had six All-City kids, making
up a pretty good team. We’ve gained more respect,” Coach Erato remarked. Comparing this
year to his first year coaching, he found that the team has only improved. “We have to start
working in the offseason and get some basketball players to come out. Team bonding could
always be better,” he said.
East is proud of you, Coach. Thanks for coaching the team to a win.
Source: Juan Acosta
Cross Country
There is an influx of talent in East Cross Country this year. However, Captain Sean
Thiboldeaux and senior James Strebe still want the team to step it up for next year. “We’re a
strong unit, lots of people have stepped up their game,” said Sean.
Standout Runners: Riley Boyce won five team challenges this year and brought positive
outcomes for the team. Teammate Julian Rohn-Capellaro dropped huge amounts of time.
“He started from the bottom, now he’s here,” said James. Luke Soldner also stood out this
season. “Luke has been injured the past year and has never finished a season. As of our
last competition, he will have raced every meet,” claimed Sean. Three seniors have reached
under 17 minutes: Mac Doherty, Riley Boyce, and Sean Thiboldeaux. ‘We’re awesome,”
exclaimed Mac. “Rather than being individualized, we have become a pack of wolves,” James
and Sean chimed in simultaneously. “The season has gone by too quick. It has been the
highlight of high school. All the guys are my brothers. It has been a great and exciting season,” sadly said Sean. “[There is] nothing really like Cross Country.” finished James.
Soccer
Source: Madison East High Boosters Club
Having a new team can be pretty difficult, especially if a majority of the players are
freshmen. “It was a new team, lots of rebuilding. We lost a lot of our good players last year.
Luckily, the younger guys filled in the gaps pretty well,” said Sasa Yodkerepauprai, one of the
three senior captains for the team. The others are Declan Schlichting and Mitch Deitz. The
team consisted of seven seniors, two juniors, four sophomores and six freshman. “There
was a point where only one captain could play, which resulted in a lack of leadership. The
younger guys needed some encouragement, so some of our lower classmen stepped up,”
said Declan.
Standout Players: Jose G. (AKA Chepe) tied in goal scoring with Sasa, having eight goals
apiece. Conor Schlichting, the goalie, was also essential to the team. “Conor is amazing,”
the captains explained. “He got us through many games.” Finally, Harrison Van Hout was
Source: Juan Acosta reliable and played hard. “Harrison started as a freshman center back and never missed a
game. He played every minute last year,” assured Sasa. “ He was our maestro this season.”
Swim
“This is the best team we’ve had the 4 years I’ve swam, both speed and teammate
wise.” said one of the senior captains, Margaret Duffy. Teammate Aidan Coffin Ness elaborated: “The team is growing; there are lots of new girls on the team. We’ll just need a lot
more team-building next year.” The varsity swimming team consists of one senior, five juniors, six sophomores, and four freshmen. About her last year swimming at East, Margaret
said, “I’m going to miss the sport, all the underclassmen, the meets, bus rides, and, deeply
and dearly, the 5:30am practices.”
Standout Swimmer: Junior Selina Hupfer, a foreign exchange student from Germany, took
the spotlight this season. “She is a very fast and great teammate,” said Margaret. The team
will miss her next year and hopes she’ll fondly remember East swim in the future.
Source: Juan Acosta
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Volume 91, Issue 3
November
Sun.
Mon.
9
16
23
30
7
Tues.
10
Wed.
11
17
18
24
25
Hmong New
Year
1
2
Early Release
Access Testing
8
Early Release
Senior Extended
Purgolder Time
9
Thurs.
Fri.
13
12
Girls Basketball, Parent/Teacher
Gymnastics, and
Conferences
Hockey Begin
(4:30 pm)
Post High School
Options (6pm,
MWT)
VarsitySports
19
Orchestra Concert (7:30pm,
MWT)
20
Sat.
14
15
21
22
28
29
5
6
3:00pm Girls Hockey Vs. River Falls @
Baldwin United Civic Center
13
7:30pm Boys Basketball Vs. Memorial
@ East High School
8:00pm Boys Hockey Vs. Milton @
Milton Hight School
No School
Truth in AdEncore Show vertising (7pm,
Choir (7:30pm,
MWT)
Overture Center)
UW Whitewater Early Release Wisconsin High
Creative Writing Parent/Teacher School Theater
Festival
Conferences (1- Festival (UW La
Crosse)
8pm)
No School
26
Latino Parent
Group (6pm)
3
10
Choir Concert
(MWT 7pm)
27
No School
Thanksgiving
Almost Maine
(MWT 7pm)
4
No School
Almost Maine
(MWT 7pm)
11
12
Almost Maine
(MWT 2pm &
7pm)
ACT Exam
Boys Basketball
All boys interested in trying out for basketball this season, there will be an informational meeting on
Tuesday, November 11th at 4pm in the Randle Room. You MUST have a Blue Card to be eligible to try
out. Tryouts will take place Monday, November 17th.
Early Release Schedule
There will be early release on November 20th. The hours will end as follows:
8:15 - 8:45am: 1st Period
8:50—9:20am: 2nd Period
9:25—9:55am: 3rd Period
10:00—10:30am: 4th Period
10:35—11:05am: 5th Period
11:10—11:40am: 6th Period
11:45—12:15pm: 7th Period
College Visits
November:
10 1:00pm Carroll University
12 1:45pm UW Whitewater
17 6:00pm 9th—12th Post High School Options
18 12:48pm UW—Eau Claire
24 10:09am Naval Academy
December:
11 1:45pm Marines
Purgolder philanthropy has free money and
we want to give it to
you!
See Ms. Hotz in room
2000 for a grant application for your club
or personal endeavour.
Grants must:
1) Foster Community
2) Provide Opportunity
3) Promote Leadership
•
2014 EMPTY STOCKING CLUB TOY DEPOT
The Empty Stocking Club work
with area teachers, counselors, social service agencies & the Department of Social
Services to submit names of families that
may not have the funds to provide toys
during the holidays.
To apply, send the first and last
name of your parent/gaurdian, your mailing address, and the names and birthdays
of all siblings fourteen and under.
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11/20
7:15pm Girls Basketball Vs. Big Foot
@ Big Foot High School
11/22
7:00pm Boys Hockey Vs. Verona @
Eagles Nest
11/25
7:00pm Girls Hockey Vs. Baraboo @
Sun Prairie Ice Arena
7:30pm Girls Basketball Vs. Memorial
@ East High School
8:00pm Boys Hockey Vs. DeForest @
Hartmeyer Ice Arena
11/28
2:30pm Girls Hockey Vs. River Falls @
Baldwin United Civic Center
11/29
12/2
12/4
7:00pm Girls Hockey Vs. Middleton
Co-op @ Sun Prairie Ice Arena
7:30pm Girls Basketball Vs. West @
West High School
8:00pm Boys Hockey Vs. Janesville
Bluebirds @ Janesville Ice Skating
Center
12/5
5:30pm Boys Swim Vs. La Follette @
East High School
7:00pm Wrestling vs. Sun Prairie @
East High School
7:30pm Boys Basketball Vs. West @
West High School
12/6
9:30am Boys Swim Invite @ Nicolet
High School
9:30am Wrestling Invite @ Royall
High School
3:00pm Girls Hockey Vs. Northland
Pines @ Waunakee/Deforest Ice Rink
7:30pm Girls Basketball Vs. Middleton
@ Middleton High School
12/9
7:00pm Wrestling Vs. Columbus @
Columbus High School
7:30 Boys Basketball Vs. Milwaukee
King @ East High School
8:00pm Boys Hockey Vs. Beloit Memorial @ Harmeyer Ice Arena
12/11
7:30pm Boys Basketball Vs. Middleton
@ Middleton High School
8:00 Boys Hockey Vs. Middleton @
Hartmeyer Ice Arena
12/12
5:30pm Boys Swim Vs. Memorial &
Sun Prairie @ Sun Prairie High School
7:30pm Girls Basketball Vs. Janesville
Craig @ East High School
12/13
9:00am Wrestling Invite @ Waunakee
High School
1:00pm Girls Hockey Vs. Onalaska @
Onalaska
5:00pm Boys Swim Invite @ Janesville
Parker High School
7:30 Boys Basketball Vs. Janesville
Craig @ East High School
East Tower Times
November 10th, 2014
Volume 91, Issue 3
Super
Quiz
Freshman Level
Zoroscopes
1. “Remember, remember the 5th of
November.” What is the 5th of November?
2. What is the day after Thanksgiving
known as? (Three possible answers)
3. What are the November zodiac
signs? (Two answers)
Graduate Level
4. What national Armed Force group
celebrates its birthday November 10th?
5. November is the month many men
stop _____________?
6. What religious holiday season often
begins the last Sunday in November?
PhD Level
Aries- Buy a wheelbarrow full of
lollipops and bring it to your
next college interview. It may
seem weird, but trust the starsit will pay off.
Libra- You don’t have time to get a
passport before that big trip, but you
do have enough time to get a sword.
TauruS- missing the wild, wild
West? Get out there and lasso
yourself a traffic light. It’s not
quite the same, but beggars can’t
be choosers.
Gemini- Sometimes, you just need
a walk through the forest. Sometimes, you just need a really good
accountant. This week, you’ll
need both, but not for the reasons you’d think.
Cancer- The flowerpot is a trap.
Leo- With the robot uprising
coming in just a few short weeks,
it might be time to start keeping
your prejudice against machines
to yourself.
Virgo-It may seem like a good
idea, but trying to pass off a chinese takeout menu as a driver’s
license will not work. You’ll just
need to come up with something
else.
Scorpio- Weave a tapestry into a pillow, then sit back and wonder why
this pillow isn’t as comfy as it used
to be. Throw out the pillow. Repeat.
Sagittarius- We know you’ve been saving your best insults for a crisis, but
the stars predict that calculus test
will definitely qualify.
Capricorn- Desperate times call for
desperate measures, but using an onion as a tissue is never justified. Don’t
say we didn’t warn you.
Aquarius- While technically not a
crime, it’s still incredibly rude to
spray graffiti on others’ memories.
Please stop.
Pisces- Calling everyone “comrade”
may seem like a good way to make
friends, but the venture capitalists
of East High School only find it
alarming.
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Answers:
1. Guy Fawkes Day
2. You’re Welcome Day, No Shopping Day, Black
Friday
3. Scorpio and Sagittarius
4. The US Marines
5. Shaving
6. Advent
7. Citrine and Topaz
8. WWI
9. Girls ask boys to the Sadie Hawkin’s Dance; She was
a character from the comic strip “Li’l Abner”
let Madame Josephina give you guidance
7. November has two birthstones.
Name one.
8. Veteran’s Day (11/11) commemorates which war?
9. Sadie Hawkin’s Day is November
28th. Who was Sadie Hawkings, and
why were school dances named after
her?
The
East Side Players
Present...
Truth in Advertising
November 15 at 7pm
Margaret Williams Theatre
East High School’s Entry into the
Wisconsin High School Theatre
Festival
For Juniors and Seniors
Workshops on Admissions, Financial Aid, and Adjusting to College
Life, with a focus on science-related majors
All Day; transportation and lunch
provided
Trip is limited to 30 students
See Ms. Chin in Room 3023 for a
permission slip. Completed permission slips are due Nov 13th.

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