The Village Idiot Says...
It’s No Biggie!
By Ashley Cluck What’s with the copthat was stationed on our hill
during the rst month of school?
Our school is alwayshonoring us with their care. Theyare always trying to push us to beon time by giving us detentions if we are late. Then, they patrolledthe front and backside of the school,stopping us like great almighty watchguards. A cop was stationed on thehill to help stop those criminals thatcut people in line waiting to get intoschool, making the students late and parents having to take a day off of work to go to court. We love our school for thinking of our safety.We appreciated getting tickets allthe time for making a left hand turninto a zone that is only availableduring certain times just to drop astudent off for school. Meanwhile,after being stopped, the student whowas trying to be on time is now late.Our school is concerned about usstudents being on time but thengave us detentions for being just aminute late because we got stopped by the diligent cop that wanderedaround our school in his cruiser.So, because they were pulled by the cop, students were issued aticket, received a trip to court, and anice pink slip walking into school toensure an hour detention after 2:02.Why was it such a big
deal? We were all just trying to be
to school on time, so why make
more complications? I wonder what the rate of tardies were?
Have they gone up and through
the roof? I bet!! It’s complicated, but really!! Couldn’t they just havegiven us some slack? At least we
were coming to school. Just relax.
By: Abby Bedard
January 20-February18: Go for a nice, refreshing drink at the bubbler, and take a piece of gum free of charge while you’rethere.
February 19- March 20: Next time you’re thinking about buying those new pair of shoesdon’t. Your online homework billis due.
March 21- April 19:Barbizon scholarship called. Theywant to congratulate you on your
new modeling job!
April 20- May 20: Avoidgetting chased down the hall for not throwing your coffee out. Just be sure not to knock down your A block teacher’s own coffee.
May 21- June 21: Hate
having to walk all over the place?
Join the band; they get a bus todrive down the street.
June 22- July 22: Say hi to
the police ofcer outside on your
way into school, then say hi to Ms.Garrett at your hour long detention.
July 23- August 22: Be extracareful about where you put your
Northface backpack. You may nd
out that it has identical friends.
August 23- September 22:The seniors’ red lockers are in agreat spot for your locker - if youhave piano lab all eight blocks.
: September 23- October 22: Be careful of going into the bathroom. It’s like survival of the
ttest; attack of the last toilet paper
October 23- November 21: Be wary of walking down thehalls without a pass. Salem High’snew attack force will be asking for it every two seconds.
: November 22-December 21:Have an insane
craving for undercooked food?
Make your way to the a la cartefor some nice half-baked cookies.
December 22- January19: Are you constantly out of breath from running to your classesfrom your assigned locker in the
boonies? Look on the bright side-
wind blown hair is in.
What’s in store this year?
By Michelle Stanley & DarcyTheriault
Senior year is looking good!
More dances with more involvementfrom the other classes is only one of the many things to look forward to.“We will be working with
other ofcers to plan more functions
to get people involved,” says senior Treasurer Michael Collins. Healso said that the plan is to “have a productive year with all the classesand to successfully unite the school.”The senior class can look forward to the prom on May 14 at theCrown Plaza (formerly the SheratonFerncroft) and the annual Senior Show. Collins is “spearheading” the brainstorming for the show to geta head start on ideas for the skits.
Class ofcers also want to
bring back Dancing with the Staff and the Mr. SHS Competition,and hope to reinvent the Black and White Dance as a Highlighter Dance. Students would be askedto wear white t-shirts and jeansand to write on the shirts withhighlighters, which could glowin the dark during the dance.Uncertainty about the futureof Six Flags is causing the Classof ‘10 to think of alternativesto that Senior Week activity. ARed Sox game or a trip to Water Country are two possiblities
the ofcers are considering.
Class tee-shirts will get a newlook as well. In an attempt to showschool unity, the Junior , Senior, andFreshman class shirts will all featurethe same matching fronts with
class-specic designs on the back.
The seniors also want to keepup the same spirit they had last year in order to win two years straight, andclass president Zac Broughton feelsoptimistic about a repeat victory.“I believe that this is a chance for Seniors to show that they
win,not that they
win,” he said.
Is Distracted Driving ADangerous Obsession?
By: Maciel BreaAn attempt to keep us
safe? Or another way for thegovernment to control our lives?
“Distracted Driving” is a termthat has been featured in a number of newspapers and in onlinearticles about concerned parentsworrying that their sixteen-year-old teenagers are too distracted bytexting to pay attention to the road.The U.S Department of Transportation is taking a stand onthe issue. A variety of activitieslinked to so-called “distracteddriving,” such as texting, eating,drinking, talking on the cell phone,reading the newspaper, and fussingwith a toddler in the backseat,can take a driver’s attention off the road and cause an accident.Life as we all know it isfull of distractions, inside andoutside the car. After spendingnearly a thousand dollars payingfor driving school, driving lessons,the road test, license, and spendingendless hours being screamed at by paranoid parents, have we teen
drivers not endured enough?
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Although distracted driving is a danger, how much should big brothermonitor drivers behind the wheel?
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