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at least make an appearance. It won’t be easy and there are a few mountains you will have to climb but you have the energy and stamina to cope. Persevere, and you will triumph in time. Gemini, May 21- June 21 Some interesting days are ahead. At Halloween, something extravagant and a little bizarre will make for a more mysterious evening. You get the chance to make some interesting new alliances and Cupid could also be involved. Be prepared for surprises! Leo, March 21 - April 19 You always want to look your best and you might meet someone around this time who introduces you to a new diet or exercise program. It might sound like you will get fit the easy way but there’s probably more to it than others are making out. Even so, if you want to make a difference this is a good time to make an effort to get in shape. Cancer, June 22 - July 22 You’re feeling lucky at this time. Dreams are vivid around Halloween. People visit you in your dreams; some faces you will recognize, others will be unfamiliar. Virgo, Aug. 23 - Sep. 23 A friend or neighbor appreciates your practical and careful personality. They might be planning a special event for this evening and with your help all will come together perfectly. You have a great way of keeping things calm and orderly when chaos threatens. Scorpio, March 21- April 19 GEORGE You might feel it’s time for a change. A STEVENS, series of events will make you realize it SENIOR is time to take on new long-term commitments probably of the professional kind. This will put you on a new career path and you will start to

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Libra, Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 Some strong magnetism exists between you and someone you meet this Halloween. You’re expected to join in with social events. If you aren’t in the mood, don’t feel obliged to participate. Sagittarius, Nov. 22 - Dec. 20 Someone is up to some imaginative fun and frolics. Could that someone be you? The more flexible your plans are at this time, the more you will enjoy yourself. A friend is grateful for a tip you’re willing to give them. Capricorn, Dec. 21 - Jan. 19 Creativity flows and there’s a lot of passion in the air this Halloween. A friend or loved-one’s reaction to a question or proposal you put to them might surprise you. Be sure to keep your promises. Aquarius, Jan. 20 - Feb. 18 Don’t let your enthusiasm for life and enjoyment tempt you to overspend. You will have fun even if you are careful about expenses. You might detect a hint of deceit or dishonesty this evening. All is not as it first appears. Pisces, Feb. 19 - March 20 There’s something really spooky going on and you can’t help thinking like that. You’re more sensitive to atmosphere and there may be one or two moments this Halloween when you will be convinced you’ve seen a real ghost. Aries, March 21-April 19 You should get together with friends and others at a Halloween party. Make sure to wear a striking costume. JSome good times are near for you, and you can definitely see the light at the end of this long dark tunnel. Taurus, April 20 - May 20 Change challenges you. You’re never at ease when circumstances are shifting and right now some important things are going on in your life. You seem not to have time for parties, but you should

feel more optimistic for the future. Your biggest concern this Halloween will be keeping an overexcitable child calm.
Source: http://www.haunted--houses.com/horoscopes/ land-horoscope.htm

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Editor-In-Chief Amanda Johnston News Editors Cody Bowyer Shayla Skillings Sports Editor Austen Kutsche Features Editor Ciara Shaul ArtsEnt Editor Teleigh Martinez Staff Deja Belnap Courtney Bishton Matthew Campbell Brandon Cole Skyler Fullmer Michael Ginosar Makenzi Gunter Karenna Jeffs Jonathan Latham Hope Miller Kelcey Moore Jose Paulino-Salvador Oliver Reed Adviser Ryan Hansen

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Shayla Skillings News Editor

Students adjust to new schedule

NEWS

IFH S TIGER TIMES

OCTOBER 2010

EDITORS SHAYLA SKILLINGS
& CODY BOWYER

IFHS YOU SAY SO ...
How do you like the new schedule?

Getting to the south buildings at Idaho Falls High School got a little more difficult this year as the district has restricted students from getting to class through the field or from where the busses are parked. And to add to that challenge, passing periods are two minutes shorter at five minutes. Teachers are cracking down on the tardy policy, and students who have an upstairs class and then their next hour outside aren’t happy. “It doesn’t give the kids enough freedom from school,” Jeff Petersen, sophomore, said. “Seven minutes gave an escape and we could talk with our friends. That’s gone now.” “I have to sprint to my outside class second hour,” John Miller, senior, said. “I’m fine

ASHLeY STOkeR/TiGeR TiMeS Students use the sidewalk on 7th Street as per administrative instruction. The longer route has caused tardies for students whose classes are in the rooms near the stadium.

with six classes, but did we really need a change?” Principal Randy Hurley asked teachers in the stadium classes to limit travel through the practice field this year. “No grass grows in the places that pathways are made,” he said. “The field is in really poor condition. It was so bad that the

football players had to move their practices to Taylorview Junior High School.” In the winter students walk in one path to their classes, Hurley said, and it is wearing down the field. Students aren’t allowed to walk through the bus area as well. Hurley said this is a place

for the busses to move around and park. “Busses are always coming and going and they don’t want to have pedestrian traffic to look for,” Hurley said. “There are now specific areas painted for students to walk close to the buildings, and the buses will not be able to even drive in those places.”

“It’s definitely difficult, I feel like there’s no break in the day and I really feel the shorter lunch.” - Derek Clifford, drama teacher

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Study hard! Get good grades! Not to sound like your mom, but high school is the beginning of the rest of your life. Take it seriously.

Jonathan Latham Staff Reporter

New graduation requirements force changes
said. “It definitely sets a faster pace through the day rather than slugging through it.” Lunch period, perhaps, has been affected the most. “We have no time at lunch so we can’t go anywhere and make it back in time,” Rachel Almason, sophomore, said. “I’m pretty sure every kid thinks that right now.” “Changing state graduation requirements made it a necessity to alter the schedule.” Principal Randy Hurley said, referencing the state’s mandate to increase credits for math and science. “The emphasis right now is to convert the trimes-

The bell rings, fifth hour draws to an end. As you smell the freedom of the end of the school day, it dawns on you, you have 300 seconds to get to your next and final class of the day. The hot topic in the halls this year is the new schedule and its flaws and successes. As students learn to adjust to the new schedule, some positives have surfaced. “It doesn’t bother me,” Craig Herron, senior,

ter classes to year-long classes. This gives teachers and students a better opportunity to get to know each other and it lets teachers address individual student’s needs.” Students, however, feel they can’t try different classes. “I hate the lack of flexibility,” Aimee Echols, sophomore, said. “It forces me to take classes I have to take instead of the ones I want to take. I wanted to switch my debate class to Lincoln Douglas debate class, but can’t because I’m stuck in the same math class. It’s limited my academic options.”

“I enjoy the sixty minute classes, but I think not only does the shorten lunch give kids less time, but they have to stay closer to the school which makes everywhere a lot busier which makes kids later even more.” - Carson Harrawood, junior

“I don’t like the sixth period, and the shorter lunch really sucks.” - Paul Jackson, junior

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IFHS YOU SAY SO ...
How do you like the new schedule?

QUICK NEWS FROM AROUND ...
THE WORLD Mass WWII grave found in Japan
Cody Bowyer News Editor Two mass graves that may hold up to 2,000 Japanese soldiers from one of the bloodiest and most iconic battle sites of World War II were found on the island of Iwo Jima. A team of Japanese searchers has discovered 51 remains in two areas listed by the U.S. military after the war as enemy cemeteries, one of which could contain as many as 2,000 bodies. At this time there is no telling how many bodies there actually are. Out of the 22,000 Japanese sol-

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“Honestly this year has not been to bad, however I wish there was a longer lunch.” - Dakota Pineda, senior

diers tasked with defending the island, 21,570 were killed in the battle, which became a symbol and rallying point for the United States in the Pacific war after the U.S. flag was raised on its highest ground, Mount Suribachi. Dozens of remains are recovered every year, but about 12,000 Japanese are still classified as missing in action and presumed killed on the island, along with 218 Americans. According to a report, searchers dug near a runway at a base used by the Japanese military, the only full-time inhabitants of the island, and at the foot of Suribachi.

Artwork by Ashley Chermak, junior

“Ick! Don’t like the cut down of pastime. Its hard to make it to the next class if you have a class out in the field.” - Jorge birch, senior

Woman finds dead homeless person in trunk
Cody Bowyer News Editor A 57-year-old former real estate agent let a homeless person sleep in her car during the month of December. The woman met the homeless woman at Mile Square Regional

THE NATION

Park in California, and became good friends. The body was in the car from anywhere between three to 10 months. The dead woman was 50 to 60 years old. The body had been reduced to about 30 pounds when it was found. There were no signs of foul play.

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“It makes the day seem longer and it’s harder to get to know the names of the students. However, they seem to focus better in 60-minute classes rather than 70 minutes.” - barbara Nelson, science teacher

Cody Bowyer News Editor

Library sends care packages to former IF staff in military in Iraq

Artwork by Josh Torres, junior

Pedestrian dies from accident on 17th Street
From Local News 8 An Idaho Falls man is dead after he was hit by a truck while crossing the street, Oct. 23. Idaho Falls police officers said the accident happened at 17th Street and Jenny Lee just before 11 a.m. Amy C. Long, 40, and her hus-

band, Michael J. Long, 59, both of Idaho Falls, were walking across 17th Street when they were hit by a Dodge pickup truck, driven by Frederick Oney Jr., of Iona. The Longs were taken to EIRMC, where Michael died that night. Amy received minor injuries. The accident is under investigation.

Students, faculty and staff are sending love and support to Captain Aaron Jarnagin, former assistant principal, and Sgt. Ken Harmon, former math teacher, as well as English teacher Susan Bradley’s husband, Spc. James Bradley. The men will be deployed soon to Iraq as part of a military mision. Ellen Duncan, librarian, is collecting pictures, artwork, letters, etc., and will be sending them to their unit. All are encouraged to send your support.

Testing mistake causes PSAT reschdule
Shayla Skillings News Editor

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Because of a mistake with receiving the wrong testing forms, counselors scrambled to reschedule the PSAT to Oct. 27 instead of Oct. 16. In an e-mail to teachers and stuff, Danette Gneiting, counselor, wrote, “I immediately contacted the College Board and was instructed to discontinue the testing and that students would be allowed to take the PSAT on the only alternate date available for unusual circumstances.” Despite the schedule change here, students all over the United States are taking the ACT, SAT and the PSAT. The ACT consists of four tests that all vary in time limits. The sections are English, math, reading and science. It takes about four hours to take the whole

• Find a comfortable and quite place to study with good lighting and little distractions, (try avoiding your own bed; it is very tempting to just lie down and take a nap.) • Take short breaks frequently. • Avoid Facebook. It sucks you in. And you know it. • Space out your studying. • Listen to some relaxing music such as classical or jazz on a low volume can relieve some of the boredom of studying. Classical music has actually been proven to increase brain activity. • Don’t study later than the time you usually go to sleep. Sam’s Club, Barnes & Noble and Hastings sell study aides, both hard copies and digital. ACT. It is optional if you want to take the writing section, and if you do, it adds at least another hour to complete. Dani Huston, senior, took the ACT and she said that if she takes it again she would, “use her time more wisely, and learn to speed read.” For the SAT, the main focus is the writing section. It also adds in the mandatory sections, but to get a good score, you need to write your best. The PSAT is a preparatory test for the SAT, or Pre-SAT. Students receive a score after the appointed test but it does not count. They usually receive their test scores three to eight weeks after the test. The Pre-SAT will be at IFHS, Oct. 27, during first, second and some of third periods.

IFHS YOU SAY SO ...
How do you like the new schedule?

“I like that the classes are shorter. The day seems longer because I am used to a five-hour day instead of six hours. But it’s fine.” - Jessica Vance, senior

“It’s good yet bad. There is more homework.” - Jeorge Urrea, junior

Buy a PINK IFHS shirt in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month from the basketball boosters.

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At the Tiger Tile during lunch & after school.

“It’s alright. If only there was more lunch time. She says that this school year is pretty fun!” - Miranda elbie, sophomore

OUTLOOK From the President Taylor Anderson welcomes all to this school year
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EDITOR

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Not everyone hates new school schedule
Mariah Mitchell Staff Reporter any people may be saying that having only five minutes for passing time is too short. We have to look at the good qualities and the bad qualities. This is where five minutes is not enough time, when people have classes out in the stadium isn’t. You have to come from your class and walk all the way around on the sidewalk instead of cutting through the practice field.

Dear my fellow peers, First I want to say that I love this school. I love being a tiger. I love the diversity in this school. I love you all. Our main priority this year should be academic excellence as always and, believe it or not, we can make this year a party while being persistent in our academic responsibilities. I challenge everybody to participate this year and step out of their comfort zones. If we bypass our comfort zones in a positive aspect, we will grow. Idaho Falls High School has always been known for school spirit and involvement, so let’s not be the first class to fail this fabulous reputation. The school will thrive

if everybody takes the initiative to support one another in school activities and sports. How will it thrive? It will thrive because people will feel the support, and become more familiar with one another, transforming the school into a comfortable place where everyone can truly be themselves. Lead with love by respecting one another. After all, love is one of the strongest emotions, a language that we all can speak. It’s a connection. The outlook for this year would be considered the definition of groovy! Thanks, IF, for letting me have the opportunity to serve you all. - Taylor Anderson

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passing time is just enough to get to class and that’s about it.” - Jacqi Ruiz, junior
Principal Randy Hurley said the reason that we are no longer allowed to cut across the field is because, “People are not taking care of the field and are vandalizing the field.” If you just have to walk from upstairs to downstairs, there is plenty of time to get from place to place. Instead of stopping and talking to your friends during passing time, just walk to class. “Five minutes isn’t enough time for me personally because I take my time going to class,” Mikayla Eskelsen, junior, said. “There is plenty of time to talk to your friends at lunch or after school,” Jacqi Ruiz, junior, said. “That passing time is just enough to get to class and that’s about it.” There are many things that people like and don’t like about the five minute passing time but there isn’t much we can do about it but accept it.

TIGERSTATS
Sharon Oliver’s statistics class explores Tiger opinions ... mathematically. Here are this month’s findings.

Where do you prefer to eat lunch?
Don't eat Out to eat At school At home

How much do you spend on lunch on average?

How do you get to lunch if you eat off-campus?
Other Drive myself Ride with friends Walk, bike, long board, etc.

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New lunch rush fuels careless drivers
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displeasure with the schedule to the roads and that’s not OK. “I would rather have longer ith every new school classes then what we have year there comes now so I don’t have to rush at changes and this year lunch,” Shanna Justice, junior, the biggest change involved the said. “But I don’t want to get in new schedule. an accident either.” Students are starting to If you were to ask a junior or become careless when going to senior you would get a relunch — their speeding, rolling sponse close to what has been through stop sign, and not pay- mentioned — how they like ing attention in general. shorter classes but not a shorter Students are taking their lunch.

Students need to realize that they are not the only ones on the road at lunch. Speeding, texting while driving and not obeying traffic laws are bound to cause accidents at lunch. Yes, lunch is only 35 minutes, but would people rather be able to have lunch or risk their life by being unsafe on the road? To have a safer drive to lunch, students should obey the traffic laws and not text while driving.

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Here’s what I think about the new schedule:

“It’s pretty lame. I don’t like having three more classes after lunch.” - Dakota kimble, senior

“I don’t like it because I don’t have any time to get food.”
> Riley Felde junior

“I hate it because I’ve had the normal schedule for two years now and I’ll get to fifth hour and think “Oh, it’s the end of the day!” but it’s not and it ruins things. - erika Whittington, senior

“I don’t like it very much because it shortens lunch and I have English after.” - Amilcar Meza, junior

Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, I value our community and worry for our recycling need. I am writing to express my feelings towards our lack of recycling and our careless habits that endanger our community. For the past couple of years, the people of Idaho Falls have wasted and misused the natural resources available. Several plans have been developed to help this cause. Environmental problems have become so complex that many individuals feel they can have no effect on them. However, there are some things the individual can control they just need to be more aware. That’s why so many communities began voluntary recycling programs. Some examples could be having a compost bin set up in the kitchen to stop people from accidentally throwing away recyclables. Solar panels are mirrors that could save us energy. The school and public libraries could reuse materials. Killing trees is like killing our doctors, they are needed for the survival of human life. We can help, for a long time we have been trying everything in our power to conserve energy and resources. The problem with plans that have been developed is that not everyone contributes to reduce

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Take the Safe Driver Pledge online at www.teensafedriverpledge.com. According to Principal Randy Hurley, there could be an incentive to students at Idaho Falls High School if there is enough growth. For example, if more than 800 people take the pledge, there could be a day where lunch hour is extended.

eDiTORiAL POLiCY: Letters received to the editor are subject to editing to avoid libel or other illegal expression, as well as for mechanical or other grammatical mistakes. Letters must be limited to 200 words and must be appropriate to print in a student publication. The adviser and editorial board reserves the right to not include any letter they deem inappropriate.

pollution and waste. I have seen in my life that most people I know believe recycling is a waste of time and that them themselves can’t make differences. But, if only everyone in every home would decide to do their part and help keep our air clean, our water unpolluted and our wild life safe. Idaho Falls is our home and we need to protect it. - Jennifer Meza, junior Dear Editor: I have been playing lacrosse for three years. I understand that the majority of our community does not know what

this sport of lacrosse is but I am here to tell you it is a sport worth watching. In our community there needs to be more support and knowledge about the sport. At our games there are very few supporters and I believe there should be so much more. There are people within IF who know of the sport but do not know that it is in Idaho Falls. For example, one day after practice a man approached a few of our players who were waiting for rides and asked if there was a lacrosse team in IF. When we responded yes the man became very ecstatic and

eager to learn more about the program. It turns out that this individual who approached us was a reporter for one of the local news stations who moved here from back East a few years ago. There he played lacrosse throughout high school and then went to play for a college after he graduated. This just goes to show that there are people eager about the sport and have a great passion for it. Whenever you hear about a lacrosse game, come out and see what it is like to support the local team. - Colby Kramer, junior

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TIME FLIES
This new schedule is ... strenuous. But don’t take our word for it.

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FROM SB3 FROM AUTO TECH TO SB2

With the new schedule at IFHS, students are reinventing how to get to class on time.
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“I think they cut too much time out of the various aspects of the day.” - Casey Davis, junior

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The Tiger Tile is a lot less crowded this year as students adjust their social schedules to the new academic schedule. With six class periods a day, a 35-minute lunch time, and shortened passing period from six to five minutes, students are sacrificing their passing periods to actually get to class. With a five-minute passing period, students have to hustle to class and have no time to talk to their friends. Students have to bring a backpack to class so they don’t waste time going to their locker. “I do not count tardiness if they are a good student and work hard while in my class,” Miles Hurley, computer informations system teacher whose classroom is located in

the south building. “If a student is late and does not work hard, then that is different. Do I slam the door and lock it when the bell rings? No.” However, teachers are not totally indifferent to tardiness. “Two or three minutes tardy is fine with me, but five minutes is not okay,” Hurley said. Not all students are opposed to the new schedule, however. “It’s cool,” Trevor Bodily, junior, said. “I like it. The class times are perfect.” Teachers are adjusting to the new schedule, as well. “It’s tiring right now,” Levi Owen, English teacher, said. “But I think it will be a good thing after all — once we acclimate to having another class and having more students.”

• Avoid the Tiger Tile. • Carry as many of your supplies as you can. • Carry a backpack. • Talk and walk. Make new friends in your same classes. • If you have a class outside, just keep walking. Find other time to socialize with your peers.

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Weight room to band room (135) Oliver (130) to McCoy-Leffel (213) Hansen (B3) to Somsen (228) Bradley (144) to Hurley (SB2) Belloff (115) to Klein (223) Office to upstairs locker to main gym Hart (SB3) to seminary building Bird (auto tech) to Owen (201) Wendy Johnson (125) to Hancock (246) Sestero (SB2) to Hone (142)

FAST FOOD
Drive time: 9 minutes Wait time: 5 to 6 minutes Drive time: 5 minutes Wait time: 2 to 3 minutes

Lunch became one of the casualties when the district added an extra class period. Here is a guide to grabbing a quick bite around IFHS and getting back in 35 minutes.
Drive time: 3 minutes Wait time: 5 to 7 minutes Drive time: 7 minutes Wait time: 4 minutes Drive time: 7 minutes Wait time: 4 minutes

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“I don’t like the schedule because there is no time to eat lunch. We have to go through the drive thru!” - Steven Stockmer, sophomore

Drive time: 7 minutes Wait time: 5 minutes “The lunch is too short and so is the passing time.” - Brady Galbraith, senior

“I like the short classes, but we need a longer lunch.” - Ashlee Freeman, sophomore

The reporters walked the routes without crowds and at a normal pace. Reporters also skipped going to lockers (unless mentioned) and going to the bathroom.

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Hailey Weekes, senior, and Jordan Lehman, senior. Tyler Wilkinson, senior, and Kevin Terrell, senior.

(From left) Ciara Shaul, senior, Kristen Bond, junior, Anthony Brady, junior, Kelcey Moore, senior, and Deja Belnap, junior.

HOMEC OMInG 2010

Mackenzie Lawson, senior, and Trey Clark, senior.

Smile for the camera. A group of friends at Homecoming 2010.
PHOTOS BY EMILY WEEKS

Roger Moore MCT Campus

‘Paranormal Activity 2’ hopes to scare again Fairly Fun? Second edition of frightening hit a lot more normal this go-around
ou only get to take the movie world utterly by surprise The acting is better, but the hair-raising moments are mostly encores, with the occasional cliched leap at the camera, a body suddenly jerked off camera and the like. funnier touch for its first half, and a far more conventional Hollywood Horror finish. Stakes are raised, the effects are more special. And when you have a Paramount See ACTIVITY, Page 12 >
“The rides because they made me feel sick.” - James Cavanaugh, sophomore

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What was your favorite thing about the Eastern Idaho State Fair?

once. But you can, if you're going back to that "Paranormal Activity" well one more time, produce a more polished, more "studio"-looking film the second time around — even if it's allegedly built around home surveillance video and camcorder footage of an ordinary So. Cal. family under supernatural assault. Tod Williams’ “Paranor-

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dent, cocky and often comic promenade down the same primrose path. It had multiple writers which give it

Show your Tiger Pride in 5 steps
Teleigh Martinez ArtsEnt Editor It’s easy to throw on an orange shirt and say you’re dressed for spirit day. How about stepping

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Hey, Tiger guys. Did you know most girls would rather do almost anything else other than going to a movie for a date? A movie doesn’t give enough social time. You can’t get to know a date sitting in a theater.

take it to the next level. Don’t be afraid to show your spirit. Ignore anyone who might try and make fun of your Tiger Pride. Get crazy decked out. We don’t judge. Grab your friends and matching Tiger shirts. It’s fun to dress up when you’re not by yourself. everything orange and black! Clothes, hair and most importantly, the goal posts! ride in style because orange and black goes awesome with any car color. Let it be known that this is Tiger
Michael Ginosar/Tiger Times Amber Harmon, junior, shows us she can go a little more extreme than just a normal, orange shirt.

it up a notch? Normally when you walk down the hall on spirit days, you see a flock of orange and black clothing. When you’re getting decked out, how can you go more in depth with your Tiger side? The answer is in just five easy TIGER steps.

“The Fireball. It was the best.” - Damyon Hamilton, junior

Territory.

“The motocross because it was spectacular!” - Jeff Petersen, sophomore

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ArtsEnt Calendar
Date Event October 1 - November 1 Fridays & Saturdays in Oct. October 28 October 28 October 29 October 29 October 29 October 30 November 20 September 24 to Dec. 7 November 12-17

ARTS_EnT Here are some artsy events taking place around Idaho Falls.
Location Eastern Idaho Fairground, Blackfoot 159 W. Main, Rigby EITC Gym Idaho Brewing Co. Idaho Brewing Co. Colonial Theater Old East Building Hillcrest Arts Center Colonial Theater Museum of Idaho Colonial Theater Time 7:30 p.m. 7:30 - 11:30 p.m. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. After dark After dark TBA 6 p.m. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. TBA 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. TBA

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Admission $7 $7 $7 FREE FREE $34 $20 $8 $29 $5 $10

“Grandstands of Terror” Fear Factory Halloween Spectacular Screening of 1959’s “House” Screening of “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” Straight No Chaser 2010 Freaks Ball Bad Day @ Belle’s Bar Crystal Money Hall “Decoding Da Vinci” exhibit I.F.Y.A.C. Willy Wonka

Sophomore sees need, develops skate gear company
Michael Ginosar Staff Reporter When local skate shop - the only one in Idaho Falls - closed down a few months ago, skaters were forced to use online stores to supply their gear. Rayne Kraemer, sophomore, recounted that one day, he and his friend saw the need for skate supplies and convinced his friend’s dad to invest in a skate gear company. “We told him that if he wanted to invest in something we knew would make money, it would be worth it, “Kraemer said. “He invested around $2,000 and we started our company, Broken Change. In the first week, we sold about 24 shirts.” Kraemer is looking to expand Broken Change - a name he and his friend thought of after watching a Saturday Night Live skit spoofing President Barack Obama. “We hope to have a website up in the spring,” Kraemer said. “But business is going really well.” For now, local skaters can call his business line, (208) 202-2724 for orders In a few months for skate-related products, such as blank decks, trucks, wheels, shirts, etc.

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budget, even a modest one, you can afford to film a child actor and a dog until they give you the shots you need, becoming the most special effects of all. We have another suburban family — this one tucked in a much

more lived-in two-story tract house — broken faucets, stained carpets. There's a new baby, a second marriage for the father, Daniel (Brian Boland, good), a doting mom (Sprague Grayden, also pretty good), dad's teen daughter from his first marriage (Molly Ephraim, sassy and

FLICKFACTS

Paranormal Activity 2 Cast: Brian Boland, Sprague Grayden, Molly Ephraim, Katie Featherston Director: Tod Williams Running time: 1 hour 28 minutes Rating: R for some language and brief violent material. believable) and a connection to the folks who were haunted in "Paranormal Activity 1." So naturally, things start going bump in the night. And as we learned in the first film, when they start going bump in the daytime, that's when you really need to worry. "Paranormal Activity" worked by lulling us, feeding the viewer banality and inactivity until a tiny thing — a door opening, a shadow — jolted you into awareness. Williams and Co. aren't nearly that subtle. But the best effects are still the simplest — a pool vacuum that crawls out of the water, by itself, in time-lapse, a dog alert to something we don't see, a toddler excitedly waddling over to a mirror. It's not a bad movie. Even at less than 90 minutes, it takes its time to lull us into a false sense of security.

I SAW IT!

“I didn’t see the first ‘Paranormal Activity,’ so I didn’t like the second one. It didn’t make sense. But if you like scary movies, you’ll like this movie.” - Danielle Carroll, senior

“It was scarier than the first one. It even made my eyes water. I definitely recommend it.” - Dylan Raymond, junior

SPORTS Lady Tigers stay ahead
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Brandon Cole Staff Reporter

IFHS volleyball defeats previous champs, moves on to State

If you want to establish yourself as a great volleyball team, you first have to beat the city champs, Bonneville High School. The Lady Tigers did just that, beating the 4A state champion Bees, Aug. 31. All the training and practices with Barry Black paid off as Alexis Walker, senior, made an amazing 16 kills while Hayley Farrer, junior, had six kills and 30 assists while Kathy Collette, senior, came up with a notable 10 kills. “I didn’t change any practices to prepare for Bonneville,” Head Coach Wendy Johnson said. “I just wanted my players prepared as possible to defeat them.” Johnson also said she couldn’t recall the last time IF beat Bonneville. The young team is preparing to continue their dominance as they go into the State tournament this weekend. According to Johnson, the team has amazing potential.

“We go into each game knowing that we are going to win.” - Kathy Collette, junior

“I eat a good lunch to prepare for the game and we tell each other that we are going to win!” - Kaitlyn Johnson, junior

“We work really hard during practices. We also get each other really pumped to win.” - Alexis Walker, senior

Tiger Times asked the Lady Tigers,

“What do you do to prepare for your next big game?”

HARLEY RAMoS/SPuD AnnuAL Kaitlyn Johnson, junior, serves in a previous volleyball game.

“Before each game we often hang out and prepare together. We also did the infamous Barry Black workouts.” - Leah Wright, junior

“Before each game, I listen to my iPod and get pumped up for the game.” - Hayley Farrer, junior

“We work hard with Barry Black a lot in order to get ready for the next big game. We also gained a lot of self confidence in the past few weeks.” - Marley Taylor, junior

SKYLInE AnSWERS LOSS WITH OnLInE ‘PROOF’ OF REFEREE BIAS
Austen Kutsche Sports Editor It was if someone sucked all the air out of the atmosphere on the east side of Ravsten. Skyline player Colter Yde had just caught a potentially game-winning pass. But the ref called it outof-bounds and IF ended up winning the coveted Emotion Bowl title for the fourth consecutive year. Not even two hours later, Facebook lit up with a photo of “proof” the ref had messed up. It showed Yde, defended by Dylan Raymond, junior, allegedly catching the ball — in bounds and within the end zone. Skyline fans called foul and that’s when the Internet was alive with the sound of Blue-sic. IF supporters claimed the photo had been tampered with electronically. In fact, most classes at both schools on Monday morning discussed — and rationalized — what the photo could mean. Steve Smede, an editor for Idaho Falls Magazine, snapped the “infamous” photo. Smede showed the picture to his daughter who posted it to Facebook and that’s when the controversy took off. “She went ballistic, he was in, and it’s a touchdown. That’s her opinion,” Smede said in a TV interview with Local News 8. “It was great luck of the draw to get that moment regardless of the outcome.” The ref ultimately ruled the ball dead for an out-of-bounds catch. When the ref rules the game is over, it becomes a part of history.

TAK E IT LIK E A TIGER!

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I WAS THERE!
IF junior Dylan Raymond was defending Colter Yde in the photo. Here’s what he remembers:
“Skyline was playing a short pass game. I didn’t expect the long pass during that last play so I fell behind. I didn’t see him catch the ball. When I looked up, it seemed like he was out-of-bounds. I just felt relieved when the referee called it out-of-bounds.”

SCREEn GRABS

ABOVE: This photo, posted hours after a heated rivalry game between Idaho Falls and Skyline, caused suspicion of referee error. Steve Smede, editor at Idaho Falls Magazine, snapped the photo and showed it to his daughter, who attends Eagle Rock Junior High. She posted it on Facebook, and claims of foul play hit the Blogosphere. LEFT: The original photo, without cropping, shows much more detail. Photo used by permission from Steve Smede.

Here are some screen grabs from Local News 8. Channel 8 did their own investigation and found the call was valid. You can see their story at www.localnews8.com/sports/25092427/detail.html.

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From this angle, Skyline player Colter Yde begins to reach for the pass while IF player Dylan Raymond, junior, is coming down from attempting to block the ball. Less than seconds later, Yde has the ball in his hands, but is not in control - crucial to determining whether or not the play is complete. Notice the placement of his foot. Yde’s foot is now out of bounds in this screen grab and still does not have control of the ball.

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Because distances, angles and depth perception are not accurately captured by camera lenses, Ryan Hansen’s photojournalism class conducted a photography experiment recreating the photo in question and shooting from several different angles. Here are the (approximate) results.

A matter of angles & depth perception

This photo was shot from the 52-yard line with a camera lens set to 200 mm. This is approximately where the photographer shot his photo.

This was shot at 55 mm (the focal length of the human eye - more or less) from the referee’s point of view. He was approximately at the 22-yard line.

This was shot at 65 mm from behind the play. While the actors cannot recreate the exact moment, we can recreate an approximation and see how the photo could easily be misinterpreted. Notice the distortion distance from the “ref” to the “photographer.”

play in question photographer
(52-yard line)

referee

(1-yard line)

(23-yard line)

The photographer, referee and play were very far apart from each other. However, camera lenses distort distance and depth, causing the photo to be misleading.

While the photo circulated on Facebook was not manipulated in any way, we thought it would be fun to show some examples of what the photo could like after a session in Photoshop. Photo illustrations done by Oliver Reed.

PHoToSHoP Fun

DéJà Vu

Last year, IFHS photographer Brandon Clement fired off this shot at the Emotion Bowl. Notice the Skyline player’s number? Just like IF player Dylan Raymond, it’s #3. Also, the body positions are almost like the other photo. The only glaring difference? Our ball was obviously caught in the end zone, resulting in a touchdown.

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Seven girls, one boy head to State cross country tourney
Cristian Munoz For the Tiger Times The cross country team had a fairly successful season. They had many runners place in top positions in most meets and even had a few runners head to state. One of the girls is going to state is Amber Harmon, junior, a first-year runner. “I’m excited to go to State,” she said. “It justifies the long months of running my guts out to get better. Our girls team did well this year and they are just awesome!” Seven of the girls are going to State this year and one boy is going. “I’m disappointed that the other guys aren’t going to be running with me at State,” Trevor Clarke, junior, said. “But at least I get to carry on the shaved legs tradition. Plus, who doesn’t like shorties?”

LINDSAY RASMUSSEN/SPUD ANNUAL Lady Tigers run across the park during a cross country meet. Seven girls are attending State.

Skyler Fullmer & Drew Flitton Staff Reporters

Soccer teams finish strong, go to State
AIMEE NAKAMURA/ SPUD ANNUAL Jack Lawless, senior, competes against a Hillcrest opponent during a previous game.

The Idaho Falls High School soccer teams may not be undefeated, but they have kept the tradition that IFHS is not full of push-over athletes. Though varsity girls soccer team lost to Century, they succeeded and dominated the Blackfoot girls teams, which have reputations of being very tough opponents for the Tigers. The team may not have had the best record this year, but they played Skyline in a tough district match. “We do sprints and strength training to prepare for each upcoming game,” Clara Thomas, senior, said. The varsity girls team had nine returning seniors this year, which meant they had

lots of talent. “The team is still learning how to work together,” Thomas said. “We need a little more practice but the team is noticeably improving.” The varsity boys soccer game against Skyline, the Emotion Cup, was cancelled just as the Tigers were gaining momentum due to lightening. However, according to the boy’s win-loss record, Skyline received this miracle in order to edge out the team. “The team has improved over the season,” Dawson McKay, senior, said. “We did lose skilled seniors at the end of last year and

thankfully we have good talent this year to make up for it.” The boys would have

an undefeated record if it weren’t for Hillcrest and the cancelled game against Skyline.
“Beating Skyline in the district finals was the best part of this season.” - Kiefer Lee, senior

The Tigers have tied twice and powered through most other Idaho teams to claim 10 victories.
“I don’t feel we finished as well as we could have this year, but at least we beat Skyline.” - Cristian Munoz, junior

The boys team were crowned district champs for the seventh year in a row. Here are some players’ feelings about their season.
“Emotion Cup was cancelled because of the lighting and it sucked to not finish what we started.” - Chris Kotansky, senior “I have to say my favorite part about soccer this year was winning.” -Jayden Heyrend, senior