By Erik Ball & Joey Nichols
Golf is fun, relaxing and competitive.
Here at Forest Hills, a local golf course, it is a nice day to play golf. As relaxing as the game is, it still can be a little competitive. This season is a little shaky, but “Its not about just winning” says Coach Kistler.
17 year old Nick Benko first played when he was 9 years old. Nick’s dad got him interested in the game. Nick also said he is better than his Dad now. Nick wants to go to Ohio State when he is older, but “golf is something to do and its very stress reliving, ….sometimes.” The matches were tough like the coarse but it was fun.
It is “relaxing and Its a great sport” says Antonio Blenton. Antonio’s inspiration was watching Tiger Woods play golf with such focus. “This season is challenging but we still had fun”.
We lost in the end to the match with Medina, but Coach Kistler said “The best part of golf for me is about watching the golfers grow.” Golf is a great sport so it could also use some members next year. And so far the longest drive is 326. Can you beat that?
If you are interested in the Golf Team here at EHS, talk to Coach Kistler in room 223.
The game I will be reviewing is called Pewdiepie Tuber Simulator which was released September 29, 2016. It had 1 million downloads in 24 hours. In this game you start your own Youtube channel by just picking one of three videos. The main point is too design your own room by buying things with views you get from making videos or by Sponsor Eagle and you can also connect with friends on there. It’s a really addicting game and people will be on there for hours if they had the choice. People mostly will spend a few minutes but they will level up really fast. Since there was a lot downloads in the first 24 hours there is a few errors that OuterMinds (the creators) has to fix but over all it has 4.5 star review according to the Google Play store.
By Destinee Ortiz
Have you ever considered how easy it is to make a difference in your community? Right here in Elyria High School lies a club that has already taken action; the Leo Club has continued to impact our community time and time again. One huge impact the club has made was with Project Lifesaver in Lorain County. Founded in 1998, Project Lifesaver is a non-profit corporation with the intent to develop a program for locating missing persons with Dementia, Autism, Epilepsy, Down’s Syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and other related illnesses. The Leo Club helped Project Lifesaver by selling Life Savers candies.
Ms. A. Pokorny says “I think the club is an excellent opportunity for students to not only give back to their community but to practice their leadership skills as well. They are encouraged to take ownership of the club and its projects and they do a wonderful job!”
That’s not all! The Leo Club has done clothing drives and collected soda tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. The Elyria High School Leo Club also works together with other schools to share ideas and come up with new ones about what they can do throughout the year for service to their community.
“I really enjoy it, I have met a lot of people and have seen a lot of things because of it. It really made me look at things in a kinder way. We are always willing to help and put others before ourselves. Leo Club is a great organization”, Says Ethan Lane, a proud member of the club.
The Leo Club will continue to impact our community in many new ways. Coming soon, from 4-5 P.M. at the high school, the Leo Club will be participating in a Trunk-or-Treat event. They will be in the parking lot with their trunks open and candy to pass out.
In Robotics Club, each student joins a team to learn how to build a robot to regulation of VEX. After construction is complete, the student must then program the robots. These robots are programmed to duel in a game called Starstruck by VEX, or known as Jax.
After the robot that is built to regulation is completed, each team must design their own robot that must also be to specific regulations and programmed to do specific things. Though it may seem like a lot of work, it is still a lot of fun and you get to work closely with your team.
VEX’s website: www.vexrobotics.com
by: Cassi Hennes
“This little piggy may only be able to use his two front legs, but he’s certainly not being treated like bacon. Named Miracle, this mini pig is getting all the love he needs. Miracle was born to a litter of six. His caretakers believe he didn’t have enough room to grow all four legs. So now they’re measuring for a wheelchair for the piglet to help take the stress off of his front legs. For now, he’ll stay with Old McDonald until he’s ready for a forever home with a family who’ll love him.”
The district’s annual Tailgate Party Fundraiser is a super party this year, chock-full of activities.
The Tailgate Party is scheduled for Friday, October 7, at EHS, from 4-7 p.m. If the weather permits, the party will take place outside in the archway courtyard off of West Avenue. If it rains, we’ll move the party inside to dining hall.
You can buy a ticket to eat for just $10 and a meal includes brats or hot dogs (cooked to order), sautéed peppers and onions, baked beans, chips, a beverage and dessert. All Proceeds benefit the Elyria Citizens Committee for Quality Education.
Entertainment will be provided by the EHS Ukulele Club! (They’ll be accepting donations separately as a fundraiser for their club activities throughout the school year. )
After you’ve eaten and enjoyed the ukulele music, you can head down to Ely Stadium for the EHS homecoming festivities and game.
To get tailgate party tickets, stop into your nearest school’s main office or contact Amy Higgins, Director of Communications and Marketing at 440-567-4152.
Should you be an actor before trying to voice over? Well it can’t hurt. However, previous acting experience or not, it won’t be easy.
Getting into voice acting itself is probably the hardest part. With there not being many places where you can get hired (i.e. New York, Los Angles, etc.) getting into voice overs can be quite difficult. However, if you really want to do it, there is a site I’d recommend. Bradley Dee Baker, a voice actor who is fairly well known, made a site, that funnily, is where I’m getting my information. It has multiple sections for beginners and people who have some experience.
Now I know what some of you are thinking. Do you need schooling? Well, it certainly can’t hurt. Many voice actors have schooling, and many don’t. There are advantages for both. Yes having schooling can help, but sometimes you just don’t have much on stage experience. But schooling can get you a head start on people without schooling. But people without schooling either have their way of doing things, or have more on stage experience.
You do need to learn some things before trying to be a voice actor. You need to have a good vocabulary and be able to be loud without yelling. Also, while yes, you can become a voice actor without previous acting experience, you WILL need to learn to act if you don’t know how to already. You don’t need classes, but at least look up some tips online.
Now, if your still reading, you’ve probably thought about payment. Voice acting is still acting, and you need to perform to get money. Doing voice overs can get you $100 for a 15 sec. recording, so $250 for 30 to 60 sec. recording, and about $3000 for an audio book. If your in an agency, you can expect about $200-$50000. Rates when in a union can go possibly higher.
Overall, voice acting can be highly satisfying, if it’s something you enjoy. But remember, you don’t get every role you audition for. Rejection is common among all kinds of acting. If your interested, check out Dee Bradley Baker’s site! It could be worth your time!
As a new school year approaches so do many questions.
“Will I make good friends? What are my teachers going to be like? Can I make straight As?”
For entering a new chapter of your life there’s high school and coming into a new place can be difficult. Elyria High Schools Link crew can break the ice!
On August 15th, 9th graders planning to attend were invited to orientation day. Here they played games then went with their assigned LINK crew leaders. Link crew leaders are 11th and 12th graders who applied to a leadership position as a role model and mentor to to students in the lower grades. Each leader had a group of students that they gave a tour of the high school to, visited the gym containing booths with the multiple club and activity options, as well as participated in games and discussion so the incoming students could be acclimated to the school and get to know each other.
As a sophomore this year looking back on my freshman year, orientation really helped me get off to a great start in my high school career. In a large building like this you could get lost and with so many peers its hard to get to know people and having Link Crew’s support to start off with is another reason why any students can achieve success. I’m very thankful for the teachers and students that made it happen.
The 2016 – 2017 school year is off to a great start!
What season is it? You guessed it! Marching season.
Our band has put so much effort into practice and perfecting their marching, playing and dancing this year. This year’s band now includes freshman! Wow, what a big change right? That means more practice, more effort, more pride, and more determination.
You can’t just come to a game for football. You also have to come for the marching band!
They use majority of their free time to perfect the band itself. Become one with the band.
By: Ryan Bates
When we hear the word homework near the end of class, most of us sigh or groan, knowing that’s more time we have lost in our day. That is one of the reasons that so many students dislike homework, but for now, I’m going to tell you some of the pros, as well as cons, of homework.
When you do your homework, your brain gets a nice review of what you have learned and is more likely to absorb it better than it would just letting it sit there in the back of your mind when you get home; it also increases good habits for studying and overall preparedness, plus it shows your independent working skills. The last pro I will mention is that it is sort of like a quick way for your teacher to understand what you know and what you don’t. Likewise, it would be easier for them to help you.
With all those pros, there’s bound to be some cons. Students with large and/or frequent work loads tend to lose more leisure/family time as well as the time to receive a good night’s sleep. However, students who take their work home to finish can cheat off the internet or a friend, which doesn’t benefit them; this destroys the point of homework and it can also drop interest level of certain subjects that might have at one point piqued their interests. It also doesn’t help if they don’t fully understand the subject and spend more time stressing over one problem or even just skipping it to copy at school. Most importantly, it might be the thing that makes or breaks a grade, depending on the assignment; in turn, this causes a lot of pressure on the student.
By the looks of it, the cons outweigh the pros in many ways, but overall, I can see the point of homework. Used right, it can be very effective, though we could all do without three two-page assignments per night. It would be easier if a compromise was found , such as the teachers taking a day for an open review of what you have learned, or possibly, what will be on the next test; focusing on the quality of assignments rather than the quantity. Remember, every assignment you do, someone has to grade hundreds of them, so go easy on your teacher when they give you homework; It’s just as tedious for them as it is for you.