ASNE - National Edition
Issue Date: 06/06/2004
Issue: Week of June 7, 2004
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Week of June 7, 2004

News
Audifre's good deed on Prom night helped save a man's life.
Prom Night Heroes
By Adrianna Amarillo of The Talon at York High School in Yorktown, VA.

In the case of Orlando Audifré Jr. (Sr.), Prom Night was much more than a dance and a few prizes.
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MEAP vs. ACT:
By ANDREW MURRAY of PawPrints at Wayland Union High School in Wayland, MI.

With the Michigan Education Assessment Program high school test just wrapping up, there are questions of whether or not this will be the last time high school juniors are subject to it.
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Debate over detection canines continues in light of district budget crisis
By Steven Blakesley of The Flash at Rocklin High School in Rocklin, CA.

Facing a $1.6 million deficit, the Rocklin Unified School District is debating over continuing and expanding the drug detection dog program to middle schools, after moderate success at Victory and Rocklin High Schools.
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Athletic code on the way out?
By Sarah Kloepping and Sarah Larsen of Crimson Aviator at De Pere High School in De Pere, WI.

Our athletic director and coaches will be discussing changes -- and possible elimination of -- the athletic code this summer.
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Features
Distressed by the Draft
By Elizabeth Crowe of The Lance at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, OH.

When the thought of being drafted comes to mind, many cringe in fear, others swear that they will move to Canada. Well, this frightening reality could be closer than you think.
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The Afterlife
By Rafael Sangiovanni / Managing Editor of The Viper Vibe at Felix Varela Senior High School in Miami, FL.

In the spirit of Jonathan Mowrer, who graduated last year, 21-year-old Osman Massoud will don a cap and gown and receive a special education diploma. But it won’t be all celebration because of one looming factor: reality.
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Brian Stefanski and Colin Ray pose with this large tuna. photoshopping courtesy of Carl Kanner
New Lures That Help Land That Big Catch
By Carl Kanner of The Lance at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, OH.

OK, so you’ve got the reel and the rod and you are all set to go and land that big catch, but you’ve got a problem: you don’t know which lure to use. Well I have the answers that may land you that prize winning bass.
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Entertainment
From The Vault: The Best of Tim Burton
By Angelo Boccia / Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Viper Vibe at Felix Varela Senior High School in Miami, FL.

It’s interesting to see how certain directors and their movies stand out from others and are immediately recognized for a certain style and vision. Such is the case with acclaimed director Tim Burton.
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Jake Gyllenhaal in “The Day After Tomorrow.” photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox
"The Day After Tomorrow" storms through the end of the world in style
By Randy Serrano / Staff Reporter of The Viper Vibe at Felix Varela Senior High School in Miami, FL.

Just when we thought cliché end-of-the-world eye candy was overdone with films like “Independence Day” and “Deep Impact,” Hollywood has managed to push the boundaries of cinematic movie magic past its edge.
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Cisneros intertwines history, humor in Caramelo
By Jenna Nitkowski of Smoke Signal at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, WI.

Sandra Cisneros’ new novel, Caramelo, invites the reader into the world of Celaya (“Lala”) Rey, an adolescent Mexican-American girl coming to grips with her heritage.
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NES Punk
By Frank Morton-Park of The Star at Halifax County High School in South Boston, VA.

Making the world a better place for video gamers everywhere is the objective of the 14 Year Old Girls, a witty band from a Los Angeles suburb.
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Discover Britpop!
By Brittney Neff of The Bark at Meadville Area Senior High School in Meadville, PA.

Pulp, Blur, Oasis, Radiohead, Travis, Feeder, Muse, Manic Street Preachers, Charlatans UK- what do all of these bands have in common? Besides being above par musically, they are also all from the great land of Great Britain.
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"Sonic Heroes" game reignites the speed-and-glory days of the original
By Ben Badger / Business Manager of The Viper Vibe at Felix Varela Senior High School in Miami, FL.

SEGA’s Sonic saga hasn’t been known for originality over the past couple of years. But the latest addition, titled “Sonic Heroes,” sets out to change that with a very unique twist that can best be described as a ‘team’ system.
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Opinion
Make Student Admissions Free
By Brian Rock of The Talon at York High School in Yorktown, VA.

More fans would attend games if the admission was reduced or even free.
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Student Life
LHS senior joins United States Navy
By Shea Foster of CyberPlainsman at Laramie High School in Laramie, WY.

I drove to Denver on April 22 with my Navy recruiter to take my Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test and participate in Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).
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Teens' jobs not always choice of their own
By Lexie Gibbs of The Flash at Rocklin High School in Rocklin, CA.

To work or not to work? That is the question. Do you compromise your social life in order to build up your bank account?
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Journalist describes taking ACT test
By Charles Buxton of CyberPlainsman at Laramie High School in Laramie, WY.

Bright and early on a March morning I fell out of bed and somehow managed to get the University of Wyoming campus to take the ACT college entrance exam.
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Sophomore Catherine Cousineau's photograph, shown above, won the Fifth Avenue Review's Literary Contest award.
Work of two sophomores honored by Fifth Avenue Review
By Timothy Adkins of The Visor at Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, OH.

The Fifth Avenue Review staff has honored sophomores LaRonya Bell and Catherine Cousineau with its first literary contest award.
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Seniors tried to catch money in the Money Box.
After prom? Afterprom!
By Brian Tai of The Talon at York High School in Yorktown, VA.

What do stereotypical high-schoolers stereotypically do after a stereotypical prom? Expand their vocabulary?
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