- Written by Kara Miller
- Category: School News
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On March 24 and 25, the ACHS Softball team played in a tournament in Kentucky. Approximately 15 minutes into the trip, one of the buses tire’s blew. The softball team left school after second hour to make it to their first game at 5:30 PM. After that game, the team sat out for a game and then played again at 8:30 PM, which would then close the night for them. The next day, Saturday, the girls played again at 10:00 AM and then again at 11:30 AM. If you want to watch the girls in action, they have games the rest of this week, Tuesday 28th, Thursday 30th, and Saturday, April 1st.
Also on Saturday, April 1st is the annual Mr. Indian Pageant. The Mr. Indian pageant begins at 7:00 PM. The contestants include Collin York, Sam Childerson, Jacob Crow, Jesus Flores, Fernando Romo, Steve Bain, and Austin Wendling. Events that the contestants perform in are formal wear, swimwear, a group dance, talents, and an interview. The Mr. Indian Pageant is a fundraiser for Post Prom, so good luck and hope to see everyone there Saturday!
Another fundraiser for Post Prom, Joe’s Pasta Fundraiser, is being held this Sunday, April 2, at the Carriage House Event Center from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Adult tickets are $9.00, child tickets are $6.00, and ages three and under are free.
Along with softball and baseball getting started again, track is another thing that has started back up. The girls track team consists of 13 girls, Mackenzie Hoene, McKenzie Goldstein, Sydney Zacha, Brooke Stuckemeyer, Hanna Wolff, Adri Suckow, Rachel Grobengieser, Kaitlyn Hoene, Timber Nelson, JoAnna Schultz, Maci Hanna, Rachel Jackman, and Hannah Barns. The girls have track meets on Tuesday 28th and on Friday 31st.
- Written by Sydney Zacha
- Category: Spotlight
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Many people in our school don’t know that we have a swimming team. The swimming team is composed of three students from ACHS - Hayden Voelker, Brooke Stuckemeyer, and Jacob Crow. They are coached by Mrs. Stuckemeyer. The team practices at the Workmen Sports Complex in Effingham. The girls and boys have some meets together and some separate. The girls’ team recently completed their season at the state meet in Indiana last weekend, and the boys’ ended their season a few weeks ago. I interviewed a few of the swim team members along with Mrs. Stuckemeyer. To learn more about the ACHS swim team, flip through the slides below.
- Written by Austin Wendling
- Category: Opinions
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By now everyone has heard of the “Cash me outside girl.” We’ve seen her on various social media accounts and there might even come a day where we will be seeing her on our tv screens. Danielle Bregoli is the 13 year old girl that made her start to fame over six months ago on Dr. Phil. Ever since that day she has used those 15 minutes of fame to skyrocket her growing career to almost Kardashian status.
She started out as just a meme, but has evolved far beyond that. The young girl currently has a net worth of a bit over $400,000. Yeah, she’s loaded. But how and why has a girl with such disrespect for people become so popular and rich?
Well, in a way, we are to blame. We, the next generation, were the people that brought her to her status. She has made $240,000 alone on selling shirts with her oh so popular catch phrase. She made $40,000 in a music video, as well as receiving 5% on the revenue that video gains. The list of how much she’s making can go on, believe me. Her manager charges $5,000 just for an interview. She makes $40,000 for appearances. Plus there's also all the sponsorship money she gets from companies to show off their products on her social medias, mainly instagram.
So why again are we to blame for all of this? Our generation has promoted this girl and raised her up for disrespecting adults. I know, being a teenager, you think anytime people act out against their parents they are seen as brave, but this girl just looks so childish.
But why? Why do we raise her up and give her the attention? Why do we allow her to go on this path that most of the time leads to self destruction? Do we just want to see her rise so that when she comes down from fame in a crash it will be even more entertaining? Our generation has made it so easy to become famous. A good camera, a funny thing, and boom - instant fame, but once they have that fame, all they care about is keeping it. They want to stay relevant.
Now I’m not trying to talk bad about this little girl, but to support her in what she is doing is almost as bad. To give her a free pass from this judgment would say to her that she is doing nothing wrong, and that’s not right. Now I may be old fashioned and raised to respect my elders, but I am still amazed how people our age have praised this girl for how she acts.
Hopefully she will change in the years to come. She will gain a respect for authority, but these hopes seem far off when she is living the high life in this lifestyle with no consequences. Maybe she’ll use her fame for a good cause, but from looking over the many articles about her on TMZ, she’s going to be using her fame for the fun until it fades away.
- Written by Sydney Zacha
- Category: Spotlight
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Like many of the articles this year, the journalism class decided to feature people and organizations that don’t get much of the limelight. This article’s spotlight is on band, and Chelsea Giovannetti is the honorary recipient. Chelsea plays the clarinet and is involved in pep club, student council, health club, and FCCLA. Her future plans are to go to Lake Land College then transfer to a university to get her bachelor’s in radiation therapy. If you want to learn more about Chelsea then feel free to flip through the table below.