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Devestating Amtrak Train Crashes Near Tacoma

by Jillian Felker – Entertainment Editor

“It felt like the end of the world, and I was standing amid the wreckage,” Said Emma Shafer, a 20-year-old modern-dance student who was aboard the train, which carried approximately 77 people and 7 crew members. Amtrak Train No. 501 began its new route on Monday Dec. 18, 2017 from Seattle down to Portland, but this ride took an extreme turn of events.

While turning over an overpass at 7:30 a.m. south of Tacoma, about halfway to Olympia, when a passenger train jumped the tracks landing onto busy southbound lanes along I-5, two passenger coaches also fell partly onto the lanes, killing six and injuring at least 100 others. All 12 of the train’s coaches and one of its engines derailed on the turn. The train carried approximately 77 people and 7 crew members

The National Transportation Safety Board said in a report that the train was traveling at a speed of over three times its regulated limit, 80 MPH, far over its regulated limit of 30 MPH on the turn. It was reportedly unclear as to of why the train was traveling at this speed during the time. The tracks on which the train had derailed were practically brand new, constructed from a recent investment program, which Wa. State approximately $180 mil. to pay for.

Following the crash, attorneys for one of the conductors, who was aboard the train to observe the new faster bypass track on Dec. 18th when it crashed in Pierce County, have filed a suit against Amtrak. This suit filed on Jan. 3rd, which claimed that he has suffered from emotional shock, rib and hip injuries, as well as severe pain, is only one of the man claims and lawsuits to come following the crash, and was the second one filed on the same day.

Cult Leader Charles Manson Dies at Age 83

by Jillian Felker – Entertainment Editor

Cult leader and notorious murderer of the 1960’s who frightened the entire U.S nation, Charles Manson, died on Nov. 19. Manson died while in a hospital in Kern County, Cal. from natural causes, after having been admitted several days beforehand.

After marrying several times and having one child, all resulting in divorce, and after being imprisoned due to petty crimes (soon released in 1967), Manson formed the cult known as the Manson Family, which later evolved to more than 100 members.

Cult formed due to a similar liking for hallucinogenic drugs, and non-conventional lifestyle, especially during The Summer of Love (1967). Within the cult was a small group of hard-core believers, very young women, who believed he was Jesus and his prophecies of a race war

After the formation of the cult, the particularly hard-core followers were those who were believed to have carried out about 35 killings, mostly led by Manson. The most famous one beginning with Roman Polanski, acclaimed movie director, and his wife, Sharon Tate, an actress well-known for her roles in films such as Valley of the Dolls, and modeling during the 1960’s.

On Aug. 9, 1969, the murder of Polanski and all of those staying in the house that Polanski was renting north of Beverly Hills, which included his eight-month pregnant wife, Tate, took place. While Manson was not directly present during the killings, he directed four of his most devoted followers to the address of the home and instructed them to kill everyone.

After murdering those in the Polanski home, the following night the followers went out to the home of a wealthy supermarket executive and his wife, in which they also murdered the couple in a similarly tragic fashion.

During the trials for the murders, which were started on suspicion of vandalism and evolved into a murder trial upon evidence, members of the Manson Family came forward to testify against Manson, and spoke on how he used them emotionally, mentally, and physically over time. During the trials, it was revealed that they had planned to also murder Elizabeth Taylor and husband Richard Burton, Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen and Tom Jones. The celebrities chosen so that the murders committed would shock the world and make people take notice.

In Jan. of 1971, Manson was convicted of first degree murder for the direction of the past murders, taken place during the 1960’s, in which Manson was initially given the death sentence. Although Cal. supreme court repealed the death sentence in 1972, his sentence was then converted to life in prison. Within the past decades, Manson has been denied parole 12 times.

Gymnastics Has a Successful First Meet

by Jillian Felker – Entertainment Editor

Beginning the first gymnastics meet of the season, and the pressure is on. Weeks of practice following up to one of the most eventful meets of the season, and leading to a graceful and strategic win for the entire team.

Following the 2016-17 varsity season, which went to both districts and state, the present team remained hopeful for the first meet of the season to help lead them to another year of success. Haley Pond (11) said that she is most excited for “Post season and seeing how far we can take our team.”

The varsity team’s goals and hopeful attitudes were put to the test during the successful first meet against Tahoma, Kennedy Catholic, and Decatur. Beginning with Beam, all gymnasts in the event scored relatively high, notably staying balanced and landing with a steady and graceful footing.

Moving onwards to floor, the personality of all gymnasts was portrayed through song choice, routine, and the smiles on their faces, which shows easily how this event stands out among the others. One notable gymnast on floor being Cassie Padilla (11), who won floor with an accurate and entertaining routine.

Vault following floor showed a radical change in the gymnast’s performances in events. Floor being a much more free-flowing, and individualized artistic event, whereas vault was an event of pure athleticism. In which they ran at a great speed to land over the vault. Jenna Carlson (9), said “My favorite event is vault, because I have a lot of power and I like to go over it (vault).”

To conclude events for the gymnasts was bars, less notable of an event, yet it was a strong event to wrap up the first meet, ending with a winning total score of 155. The opposing teams, Decatur (147), Tahoma (146), and Kennedy Catholic (62) all falling short. Success during the regular season and throughout post-season has become a realistic goal for the gymnastic team, due to a successful first meet.

Leading up to the successful meet, has been practice almost every day following school, which includes conditioning, practicing routines, practicing events, etc. Symantha Edwards (10) said “…We stretch and do lots of conditioning so that we can be strong and then we get to work on the events that we choose and then get what we need to get done, done.”

Besides just the physical attributes of being a gymnast, the emotional and mental struggles are one of the most important factors. One of the two senior Captains, Alohi Barboza (12) noted one of the greatest struggles of being a gymnast: Self-confidence. Barboza said, “Self-confidence, because sometimes you practice and practice but sometimes you cannot get a specific skill, although that is happens…” But self-confidence is not something that stops these gymnasts, Barboza said that through her teammates she and others have gained a lot of confidence and made many friends through the sport.

Businessman & Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Dies

by Jillian Felker – Entertainment Editor

The death of Playboy Magazines founder, iconic businessman, and influencer of the sexual revolution, Hugh Hefner came to the surprise of generations of readers. At the age of 91, Hefner died due to cardiac arrest and respiratory failure in his home, the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles on Sept. 27, as announced by the Playboy Enterprise. His legacy will be honored in the latest issue.

Hefner has been a success since the beginning of Playboy, which published its first issue in 1953 and featured the actress Marilyn Monroe as its first playmate, helping to support the initial release. At the time, Hefner was married to his first wife at the age of 27.

After the magazines initial release, in a later issue Hefner wrote an editorial about the lifestyle of jazz music, drinking, and sex, which not only shocked the public, but created an era of “premium boys style”, of a way of being a young, swinging, man who is indifferent to the bonds of social responsibility.

The atmosphere of the brand and Hefner himself helped to blossom the company and transform its image, despite the fact the Playboy brand was often frowned upon socially. By the 1960’s, Playboy’s circulation had reached one million, and peaked at about seven million by the 1970’s.

Cooper Hefner, Hugh Hefner’s 25-year-old son, has now assumed total creative control of the brand, and has brought the magazine back into the spotlight with recent news again, as it will soon welcome its first transgender Playmate. Changing the overall style of the magazine, the French Model, Ines Rau, who has already been featured in a past article from 2014 titled “Evolution”, will appear in the November/December centerfold spot, which will be available on Oct. 31.

Cooper Hefner told the New York Times that choosing Rau as the Playmate “speaks to the brand’s philosophy,” and said that “It’s the right thing to do.”

Fun and Interesting Jobs

by Jillian Felker – Entertainment Editor

SFX makeup artist: Special effects makeup artists practice the art of imagery, film, imagination, and basic makeup skills all in one profession. Using prosthetics, latex, paints, and unmeasurable amounts of fake blood all are greatly included in the special effect makeup process, and can be seen in majority of films and tv shows at one point or another.

A famous SFX makeup artist includes Tom Savini, who is not only an actor, director, and a past combat cameraman, Savini just so happens to be admired among large groups of fans for his groundbreaking work during the “splatter-movie” boom of the 1980s, which includes the films “Dawn of the Dead” and “Friday the 13th”.

Though the profession may be one that is less practical, it is an artform at its core and is one that is constantly evolving, a profession that will leave its artists constantly on the tips of their toes. Shows such as “The Walking Dead” have changed the art of creatures, realism, and the ideas of how to continue being this artist when many projects are now using computers. The SFX artist, Greg Nicotero, for “The Walking Dead” said “We have always kept it practical, because we feel that its more realistic, not to take away from the great visual effects team that we have, because they do a fantastic job on the show as well. “The Walking Dead” celebrates the practical aspect of makeup effects and has put it in the forefront of today’s pop culture.”

As far as pursuing a career in the art goes, many schools for Esthetics and general Cosmetology include SFX programs, and there are specific schools for only SFX such as CMU College of Makeup Art and Design located in Toronto, Ontario, and local makeup schools that teach such programs include Evergreen Makeup Program and Tacoma Beauty Academy, which teach the basics and beyond of makeup.

Professional Sleeper: Sleeping is included as a daily part of almost every person’s schedule, but what if you could make it a profession? That’s exactly what professional sleepers do, although it can be much more complicated than just sleeping all day long.

Specific jobs for professional sleepers may include doing things such as sleeping while hooked up to monitors or having other such medical equipment around/in the person sleeping to help study things such as heart rate or brain activity while asleep. Sleeping for scientific research is a very common form of work for a professional sleeper.

Other tasks may include staying at hotels or specific resting points to test the room/setting, while filling out forms and such as far as the experience went. As well as testing products such as mattresses, duvets, and beds for specific companies.

Depending upon the position, most often there is little to no educational requirements past a high school diploma or college degree, which makes the job of a professional sleeper much easier to obtain than other positions, but can prove to be difficult depending upon the field and work. Although it holds very little potential for future advancements in the work-field.

Featured this Month: The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

by Jillian Felker

The North West Immigrants’ Rights Project (NWIRP) works to promote justice by defending the rights of immigrants through legal services, systematic advocacy, and community education. NWIRP’s legal services help thousands of immigrants in Washington State and in the United States to navigate through legal systems and can them to apply for asylum or other forms of protection. Access to NWIRP can also be a major factor in providing economic and personal security. Without legal support, many clients would be unable to have basic services such as housing, medical assistance or even basic services, as many immigrant’s fear notifying the police for protection from violence and other crimes. The NWIRP’s principles are shown through their work, as they advocate for dignity, fairness, solidarity, Self-determination, safety and inclusion.
“We are the, I would say the largest services provider in Washington state. That Provides all different forms of immigration really for low-income immigrants and it ranges from Asylum to family services like family petitions, citizenship, Differed action for childhood arrivals, and then U-Visas, follow-up petitions. So there’s a lot of different types of forms really. We have four offices, one in Seattle, one in Tacoma, one in Wenatchee, which is eastern Washington, and Granger which is also eastern Washington.” Said Michele Suarez, Staff Attorney (DACA) at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. “You can think of the Northwest Immigrant Rights project as an immigration law firm, but all of our services are completely for free… We want to make sure that our community members are receiving excellent legal services, despite the fact that they might not be able to afford a private immigration attorney.” Said Tania Santiago, Legal Advocate (VAWA) at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

Immigrants: Know Your Rights

by Grace Frunk, Jillian Felker, Madsion Marko, Angel Terry

What is DACA?

DACA is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA is designed to help undocumented youth, who meet certain requirements, obtain temporary immigration protections such as work permits, and protection from deportation. “Its really hard for people to get all this documentation if they were out of school for a long time and then, now it’s almost a ten year requirement. In June it will be ten years that they have to show all the documentation and all they get out of this is a work permit that only lasts for 2 years.” Said Michele Suarez.
The Northwest Immigrant rights project (NWIRP) holds free workshops in Wenatchee and Seattle. These workshops help explain DACA requirements, and help individuals apply. It is mandatory to have an appointment to attend a free legal clinic; these clinics are for volunteers to help fill out forms for renewals.
Please note: President Trump threatened to remove the DACA program within the first 100 days of his presidency. Although Trump has yet to remove the DACA program, NWIRP does not recommend that new applicants apply for the DACA program. Individuals may apply for DACA at their own risks. “We are advising people, if you have any criminal history, Don’t apply, because there is a huge risk. It’s not just getting denied, but you can be placed in removal proceedings, meaning you might have immigration court and be deported.” Said Suarez.
“I have literary met people who, came here when they were eight months and have never left the United States. And now, they are in their early twenties and if they were deported…they would be going to a country they never knew… That is what I primarily work in, Deferred Action or Childhood Arrival, to help. A lot of people have DACA now, but there is still people who are eligible and under this administration, it is very difficult because Trump said he was going to end that program that Obama started. So then, what’s going happen with the million young adults who are like your age (high school aged). It’s literary taking you to a different country. As far as your roll, just knowing, and educating because that’s the best. Starting conversations with people don’t know…A lot of people even don’t that non-citizens or you can call them undocumented immigrants have the right to remain silent if ICE tries to approach them… There are just these basic constitutional rights in our constitution that says all persons; it doesn’t say you have to be a U.S Citizen.” Said Suarez.

Vawa Unit: (survivors of domestic violence)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides representation to immigrants who are survivors of domestic violence. These survivors are looking for immigration benefits. The primary cases that the VAWA Unit handles includes U Visa Petitions; T Visa Petitions; VAWA Self-Petitions; and Petitions for Waiver to Remove Conditions on Residency; as well as Removal (Deportation) Defense in Immigration Court.
VAWA and Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA) work to guarantee that a person’s immigration status does not make them dependent on their abusers. There are four groups of immigrant survivors who are protected by these laws:
Victims of certain crimes, including domestic violence and sexual assault, and their families;
Spouses, children, and parents of abusive United States citizens or lawful permanent residents;
Immigrant children in foster care who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned;
Immigrant survivors of violence who are in removal (deportation) proceedings.

Youth Immigrants’ Rights:

Immigrant youth have the right to avoid/escape mistreatment, such as abandonment, abuse, neglect, or anything other form of mistreatment by a parent. Special Immigrant Juveniles Status (SIJS) provides relief to children and youth who deal with mistreatments such as the ones listed above. You are eligible to apply for SIJS, if a state juvenile court determines that you cannot be reunified with the parent(s) who have abused, abandoned, neglected or mistreated. The court must also decide that the child should not be returned to their home country. When a child or youth is given SIJS they are then eligible to apply for a green card in the U.S.

Obtaining U.S. Citizenship:

All immigrants have the right to become a U.S citizen. Any immigrant can gain U.S citizenship by meeting the requirements as a lawful permanent resident. An immigrant may apply to become a U.S citizen five years after they become a lawful permanent resident. If they are married to a U.S citizen, they may apply after three years of being a lawful permanent resident. Immigrants must show that they have good moral character/no-disqualifying criminal record. They must pass a test demonstrating an ability to read, write and speak in English, and have an understanding of the U.S government. Gaining U.S citizenship provides the right to vote in federal, state and local elections. They have greater rights when it comes to filing petitions to reunite with family members. They are secure from being deported.

Facing Removal:

All immigrants have the right to be treated respectfully and with dignity. Detainees, although not limited to, are asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their own country, but end up landing in a detention facility after attempting to across the U.S border. According to the NWIRP website, “Detainees include breadwinners separated from families that depend on them, pregnant mothers, the mentally ill, members of the LGBT community and even U.S. citizens who are wrongfully detained.”

Keeping Families Together:

NWIRP helps keep families together. They provide assistance with family visa applications and represent family members facing deportation. Family Visa Workshops are held once a month in Seattle. These provide a 40 minute presentation for an overview of the family-based petition process. Each workshop can have no more than 40 attendants.
To sign up for a Family Visa Workshop and intake call 206-587-4009 if you live in western Washington, Call 509-854-2100 (Granger office) if you live in eastern Washington or 509-570-0054 (Wenatchee office) for individual intakes.

Immigration Raids:

Anyone who does uphold to having lawful immigration status and persons who have status, but have certain criminal convictions are at risk for being arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Trump Administrations claims to initially focus on deporting the following people:
People who have pending criminal cases AND/OR prior criminal convictions.
People with final orders of removal.
People who have committed fraud or misrepresentation in applications to the government.
Lastly, anyone who they believe poses a threat to public safety or national security.
To find out what ways ICE could know you, how to protect yourself from raids, and what rights you have when it comes to immigration raids, go to the “know your rights” section on the NWIRP website and scroll down the page until you find “How to Protect Yourself from Immigration Raids.”

Asylum: individuals who gain safety in another country who are escaping persecution in their home countries.

NWIRP’s asylum unit can help with assisting pro se applicants by guiding them through the application process. Every single immigrant has the right to seek a safe haven. International and U.S law entitles people who are in fear of returning to their home country, because of persecution or torture, eligible for asylum.
NWIRP assist with filing applications for asylum with U.S citizenship and they can represent asylum seekers with their interviews and immigration court hearings. NWIRP will defend asylees, asylum-seekers and refugees against deportation from the U.S in Immigration and federal courts.

Cuong Ngo (bingo): Vietnam

It’s almost time I have to say goodbye to Vietnam and moving on to a new country. That means I have to say goodbye to where I was born and grew up for my pass twelve years. All the good and bad memories, they will stay in my heart. I need to move on to a new country, they call United States. Everyone has a dream to live there, and to make their lives better. It makes me feel special. Even though I will miss all that I’ve known.
For the first time, I was on a plane. I was so excited to come to the USA – that feeling was indescribable. It makes me feel like I can fly, for the first time I had arrived in the US. The Seattle airport was huge and beautiful, with lot of people from a different countries in the airport. They were walking fast; I think they cannot wait to see their family, just like my dad wants to see my mom and I. However, my mom and I were lost because we did not know the way and we did not speak English. We were lucky, there was a Vietnamese guy who came to us and helped us out. After we got out of the airport. The first thing we saw was my dad and my dad’s family. They were really happy to see us, then they took us home. When I went outside of the airport, the sky was inky, rainy and cold. I smelled the fresh air from the rain clearing out of the city. In the city where I lived everyone knew they have the light, it means you can see all of the view, it looks like the morning, and in the US they don’t have that much light. I had never been on a freeway, freeway to drive home fast. To me it is like a new world, everything it’s different to me.
After I came to the US, I felt like I already ended one of my chapters of my life. In my new chapter, I have a lot of challenge to face with. My first challenge, was for me to learn how to speak English. My uncle had to find school for me, and what grade I was going in to. This was a hard challenge for my mom and I because, we did not speak English. My English was so bad, the only thing I knew how to say was “hello”, and “how are you?” I was feeling really down. I had no friends that can cheer me up, but finally, I made friends. I still cannot understand what they are trying say. I wondered how I can learn English, how long it takes me to understand and know everything like a person born in United States. I had a feeling that the challenge was getting harder for my mom and I. My mom had to find a job, learn to drive and learn to speak English just like me. We are must put more efforts to study, my parents, and I. They were just worried about money and their jobs too much, but they forgot that they need to study and spend time with their kid, and I think they just worried too much of everything to plan; buying cars and a house. I felt they are carrying a big world on their back just like the Greek God Atlas. Atlas carried the world on his shoulder, and so my mother. She has to worry about her family in Vietnam and worry about all my family problems in the United States. It makes me sad and worried about her. If I work hard more in school and understand all the paper bills, I can help her a little bit with her problem. Maybe it’s not a big thing but at least my mom will not stress out too much about English.
English is really hard, It has many ways to say one idea. I have a feeling that my mom and I had become newborn babies again. We had to start everything over, it was like a newborn baby when they are hungry or they want something they just cry until they get what they want. I had to learn English from the beginning, learning kid’s songs and trying to catch up all the missing work just like other friends. I have to study day and night, because that helped me understand English better, and I had to learn to speak. My parent push me a lot. They always said “You have to study and study, that is the only thing that can help you. No one can really help you in the future.” After one month in elementary school, I got a little better, and then summer came. My uncle made me study vocab words for months, days, weeks, years, and how to ask questions when I don’t understand. Every week he comes over and I have to do quizzes for all the lessons he teaches me. After three months, school began -all my friends were surprised that I got much better when they first saw me. But to me that was not enough, I have try harder and harder. I need to worry about my future, what I’m going to be. At that time, I was feeling down because I could not help my family. I was crying like a baby, just because I could not help and I am frustrated. I was falling and falling but I never give up, I have to stand up and tell myself I can do anything I want. I remember a quote about failing “If you are not failing, you never know what you did wrong and never learn the lesson.” I keep standing up every time I fall, but it helps me learn the lesson of what I did wrong. Just like a ten-month old learning to walk, they might fail but they always stand up by themselves. That is how they learn and also that’s how I learned my lesson. How I can make my dream come true? If I want to make my dream come true, I have to put more effort into my learning and studying.

Anonymous: Nepal

I came from Nepal. My family and I came here because the refugee camp we were staying in was not good—there was lots of fighting and people getting drunk. It was a hard life. At the camp we had no electricity, phones, cars, or technology of any kind. This situation is why we decided to come to the United States. Even though we struggled there, it has not been easy here either. When we came, we didn’t know English. But, there is definitely more freedom here than Nepal. I like going to school, and my favorite subject is science.

Anonymous: Ethiopia

I came to the United States from Ethiopia. I have family here that I came to join. We came in search of a better life and a better education. It took two days to get here by plane, and the rain was a shock. In Ethiopia there is nine months of summer, but here there is a lot of rain. I have been in the United States for two years, and the hardest part was learning English. It was difficult to communicate with people at first. My favorite part about Kentlake has been the students—they are very friendly, and my favorite subject is math. Although I like it here, I do miss my family in Ethiopia.

What Kentlake Couple Are You?

by Grace Frunk and Jillian Felker – Editors

  • 1. What’s your ideal date:
    A. Going to the Zoo to free the animals
    B. Reading Fine Literature
    C. Go to the dump, because hey one man’s trash is another man’s treasure
    D. Watching Toddler’s in Tiara’s and discussing politics

 

  • 2. You’re at a fancy restaurant with your partner, what do you Order THEM?
    A. Ditch the fancy restaurant and Order Take out from hooters
    B. Kevin Malone’s famous chili
    C. Racheal Green’s English Trifle
    D. A copy of the newest issue of the Falcon Flyer

 

  • 3.What is a deal breaker?
    A. Someone who plays the violin or participates in cross country
    B. Someone who licks their finger and sticks it in the sugar bowl
    C. Someone who uses puns to hide their crippling depression.
    D. Someone who has never read the falcon flyer.

 

  • 4. What do you do at the end of the date?
    A. Walk them up to their doorstep well talking about how American was better in the 1980’s, then open the door, invite yourself in and meet their ENTIRE family.
    B. Open the car door for them, but don’t stop driving.
    C. Put on your Richard Nixon mask and ask if they want toddlers in tiaras.
    D. Read the Falcon Flyer

 

  • 5. What Meme do you discuss at the dinner table?
    A. Bee movie
    B. Lazy Town
    C. We do not discuss memes, here.
    D. Any Meme from before 2012

 

  • 6. You’re invited to a distant relative’s wedding; how do you ask your partner to be your plus one?
    A. Will you BEE my plus one, then pull a dead Bee out of your pocket
    B. Hey Since Saved by the bell won’t be on this Tuesday, want to come to a wedding with me?
    C. Hey my distinct relative is having wedding on Tuesday, you can come with me, but don’t get any ideas.
    D. Pay $20 to put an Ad asking them to go to a distant relative’s wedding in the newest Issue of the Falcon Flyer

 

  • 7. Your partner asks you to move in with them, how do you respond?
    A. Badaboom Badabing, show me the ring.
    B. Slow your roll daddy-o
    C. Wow first I adopt 4 new German Shepard puppies, then my soul-mate asks me to move in, Thanks fate.
    D. Too soon Schooomby

 

  • 8.What endearing nickname do you give your Partner:
    A. Rich Uncle Penny bags
    B. ShakesPurrr (must roll tongue to say)
    C. Sugar Buns
    D. ChaChi Big foot

 

  • 9. What was the first thing you ever said to your significant other?
    A. “I have always had a thing for guys with mullets and tricycles.”
    B. “Do you like Raisins? How do you feel about a date?”
    C. “What’s your favorite episode of Family Matters?”
    D. “Hi my name is _____ and I am a member of the Falcon Flyer, Can I interview you.”

 

  • 10. What is the first thing you would do if you won $50,000?
    A. Take your Partner to Hollywood to see Bill Murray’s house
    B. Defrost Walt Disney’s Head
    C. Buy the most overtop wedding money can buy, like so over the top that you buy a professional make-up and hair stylist to make your boo look like George Clooney mixed with John Stamos
    D. Buy exactly 200 full page ads in the Falcon Flyer, each one devoted to how much you love you and boo as a couple.

 

  • 11. What celebrity would you break up with your partner for?
    A. Danny Devitio
    B. Mr. Rodgers
    C. Betty White
    D. Whoopi

 

WHICH COUPLE DID YOU SCORE THE CLOSEST TO?
A, D, C, A, C, A, A, C, C, B, C

The Bests
You got Doug and Susan Best! You and your partner are the IT couple. Although you have been together for a while, your relationship does not lack spice. Sometimes life is everything but dandy, thankfully your partner keeps your head up, and your days cheery. There is nothing better than thought of spending time with your lover.
B, C, D, D, C, B, C, B, D, A, D

Raine Picture
You got Rachel Raine and Chase Patrick! Netflix and Chill much? You guys may as well be on a Valentine’s Day card, because of how cute you two are. Your relationship is simple and comfy, but hold the most optimistic future. When life gets you down, your got a friend and partner to help you through it all.
A, B, A, D, C, A, C, B, A, C

Simmons Quiz Picture
You got Scott and Haley Simmons! You and your partner are best friends, and a better couple. Your relationship is happy, healthy and bubbly. The thought of your partner makes you light up, and almost anything they do makes you smile. There is no way to know what the future holds, but luckily you will have your best friend and perfect partner by your side for it all.
B, A, A, B, C, A, C, C, B, D, D

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You got Jolai Persinger and Scott Cleary! Opposites attract, like Science and English. An unlikely pair, perfectly creates a dream team. No adventure is too small or too big, because you two can handle it. When in doubt, remember that your relationship is a mixture of love, friendship, venture, and smiles.

Top Romantic Films For the Valentine’s Day Season

by Jillian Felker – Entertainment Editor

 

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Casablanca (1942) – Out of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) walked into Rick’s (Humphrey bogart). Although their love begins far before Casablanca, Morocco in 1941 during the beginning of WWII, “Casablanca” portrays the trials of a pair of lovers, Rick the owner of a nightclub in Casablanca, and Ilsa the wife of a WWII. Their history traces back years before in Paris, France, but when she walks into his club, Rick must make the ultimate sacrifice over dreams or love for the one woman he loves most. One of the greatest masterpieces from the mind of Michael Curtiz, this classic stands the test of time among all viewers.

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Sleepless in Seattle (1993) – “It was like… magic,” Annie (Meg Ryan) and Sam (Tom Hanks) say together in-sync, although the two are across the country from one another, Annie listening through her car stereo and Sam answering questions during an interview. This iconic scene from “Sleepless in Seattle” sparked a romance that although seems far-fetched, created one of the greatest cinematic long distance romances of all time. “Sleepless in Seattle” follows the lives of Sam and his son Jonah (Ross Malinger), as they move from the east coast to Seattle in the hopes gain a fresh start after the recent death of Sam’s wife. On Christmas night, Jonah calls a radio station run by a therapist in an attempt to find his father a new partner, which women all over the country listen to in the hopes to find and woe Sam, whom they begin to call Sleepless in Seattle. And it just so happens that Annie in New York happened to be listening to that interview, and begins to fall in love with Sam merely through the few letters and encounters that take place over time.

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Her (2013) – For the average person living in the 21st century, it’s not unusual to find someone who’s so attached to their phones or devices that it’s become a part of them, but the 2013 film “Her” takes a whole new spin on love in the modern day. Joaquin Phoenix plays a withdrawn and heartbroken writer, Theodore, who begins a hopeless romance with his computers advanced system, a program named Samantha. Their love draws in viewers as the two struggle to control their fate and show that their love is real and true, although one partner is an inanimate object. Directed by Spike Jones, their love is shown through beautiful heartfelt cinematography, pulling in the audience’s eyes and hearts.

Pacific Islanders’ Club Promotes Expression Among Members

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by Jillian Felker – Entertainment Editor

Students from all over the Pacific such as Samoa, Hawaii, Fiji, and Guam to name only a few of the many islands, join together every Thursday for the Pacific Islanders club. As a group, they learn and share about their culture.
The pacific islands are composed of three ethno-geographic (meaning the geographical distribution of ethnic groups or peoples and the relationship between these groups and their environment) groupings including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Although this does exclude several islands and continents such as Australia.
Students in the group range from all over the pacific, students such as the club president Crystal Auelua whom is from Samoa, Fiona Fuala’au (10) also from Samoa, and Donna Maria Sua’paia whom is from Tonga, Samoa, and Fiji.
During a regular meeting, they often explore the life and culture of the people and places on the pacific, but most recently they have been preparing for Cultural night on ________.
Together, they have been practicing a traditional Samoan dance for the night, Auelua said “We’re practicing a traditional Samoan dance. We plan on practicing and doing more stuff from the other pacific islands but we are starting with Samoa first.”
Outside of Kentlake, the group has much to look forward to, as they are also planning to attend other dancing and other cultural competitions. “There’s a competition I think at the end of the year that features dance’s and stuff like that, that we plan on participating in,” Auelua said.
The Pacific islanders club is open to any and all students that are from the Pacific Islands and or anybody who would like to learn and explore the culture, as Auelua said “We like to laugh, and I would say that for the most part we are very outgoing and accepting so if anybody would like to come they can feel accepted in this group.”