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Montoursville Area High School 100 N. Arch Street Montoursville, PA 17754
April 2015Volume 42
From the time that auditions were held in December, the stu-dents involved in “Shrek the Mu-sical” worked hard to put on a good show.Rehearsals began after winter
break was over and the students practiced three to four days a week, with focus on music and
The mask above was used to turn Junior Jake Deak into Shrek. It was attached by glue and any skin that was visible was painted green.
Pictured above is the cast of “Shrek the Musical.” The musical was directed by Mrs. Denise Connor and music directed by Mrs. Jaclyn Gilbert.
Pictured above is the fi nal product of Junior Jake Deak as Shrek. The process of turning into an ogre took an hour.
choreography. Th e week before the fi rst show
is called “Tech Week,” where stu-dents stay after school and have dinner together and then run the show with lights and micro-phones and the live pit orchestra.After Tech Week, the cast per-
formed the musical April 17, 18, and 19.Junior Jake Deak played the role
of Shrek and had to undergo the
Behind the Scenes Issuelong process of transforming into an ogre.Deak’s mask was a specially
made latex foam mask that was essentially glued to his face. A new face was used every night,
but the cowl and ogre ears were reusable. Once the face was attached, the
makeup artist, Marissa Hickey air-brushed any visible skin green.“Imagine foam being glued to
your face with people pressing hands fi rmly against your face, while not being allowed to touch it,” Deak said of the ogre mask. “Th e experience was like wrap-ping your face in duct tape and then acting in a musical.”Not only did he have to deal
with an uncomfortable mask, Deak also experienced a strain on his voice from the vocally de-manding aspect of the musical. Such strain caused Deak to have a swollen throat and fever.As a result, Deak said he “felt
bad and lost confi dence in his performance.”When asked how this show
compared to other shows that she has been in Junior Kelsey Dow-ling said, “It was probably the most technically diffi cult show I have been in because there were a lot of props and sets, and not a lot of space because 40 people were on the stage at once.”Th e most satisfying part of being
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in shows for Dowling is “looking back on the process and thinking we were such ugly ducklings and now we are swans.”Th e most stressful part of doing
shows is “vocal health because ev-eryone got sick during the show.”“When people say putting on a
show is a journey, it really is. It’s about the journey, not the desti-nation,” said Dowling.Th e biggest challenge that Se-
nior Katie Conklin faced was trying to fi nd her own voice in playing the role of Princess Fiona. Conklin’s musical theater idol,
Sutton Foster played Fiona on Broadway, so trying to fi nd her own version of Fiona was the hardest part of the musical. Th e most satisfying part of
putting on shows for Conklin is “Knowing that I’m doing what I love because I’m going to make this into a career someday, so to be able to devote my life to that is the most amazing feeling.” “To be able to know that you’re
saying your favorite line or sing-ing your favorite song in a show is the most awesome feeling, espe-cially when it’s over and you hear the audience go crazy and you can’t help but smile.” When asked how she would
describe the process of putting together the show Conklin said, “Crazy because we had rehearsals fi ve out of the seven days of the
week.. Certain days were devot-ed to singing, and then certain days to acting, and certain days to dancing.” “Even though we were only
here fi ve out of the seven days we all do have rehearsal seven days a week because there should be individual time spent and that’s what makes us so good because we spend the extra time connect-ing to our characters and under-standing the deeper meaning of what the script really is.”Conklin participates in shows
because “it’s her life.”“I’ve danced since I was a little
girl and have been singing since I can remember. It’s just kind of where I fell and I’ve always been in choir and band.”“Just the whole musical atmo-
sphere appealed to me when I was really young and I was very fortunate to get parts in shows,” she said. “My love for it just grew because it was like the best of my three worlds all came together into one general topic.” When asked how she felt the
musical turned out Mrs. Denise Connor said, “It was fantastic! I’m so very proud of my cast and crew!” “Many audience members have
told me that they had to remind themselves that they were watch-ing a high school show because the quality was so high.”
NEWSThe Arrowhead page 2 April 2015
A town torn by construction controversy
Pictured above is Ron Snell adressing the school board at the meeting held at C.E. McCall Middle School on APRIL 14. Snell came prepared for the meeting with a speech adressing his concerns with the plans to build a new high school.
Head custodian, Mike Lander, shows the school’s boiler room to a group of people that are opposing the construction. The boilers are one of the problems that the school board is planning to fix with the new building.
The only thing that has been built by the decision of the Mon-toursville Area School Board’s choice to redo the high school is a wall between the people of the town.According to Mr. Chris King
the school board has been con-timplating high school construc-tion since late January 2014.At first when presented to the
public there was little opposition, but that changed when the $36 million price tag was announced. Many were outraged when they
heard about a tax increase.Worried citizens presented their
cases to the school board, and pleaded with them to reconsid-er in fear of losing their houses due to higher taxes during school board meetings on April 14 and 28.When those opposed felt that
their voices were not being heard they started a petition against school construction.Mrs. Debby Minnier, who lives
on Broad Street in the borough is against the school construc-tion. “I graduated from the high school (MAHS), it was all about sports and it still is,” said Minnier, “I’m not paying higher taxes for
Montoursville supports Germany
Pictured above are cranes that were made by students in all art classes. The cranes were one of the ways that Montoursville reached out to the German school that also lost 16 students in a horrific plane crash over the French Alps.
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Senior Elizabeth Lee speaks out during the April 14 school board meeting against those opposed to the construction. Lee went on to explain that she is not, nor are her peers, “At the bottom of the bar-rel” like some claimed Montoursville High School students are.
the sports, I can’t afford it,”she said during the April 14 meeting.Others believe
that school needs to be redone.Mr. Maynard Bo-
gart, who lives on Washington Street taught at the high school for 35 years in the mathemat-ics department and retired in 2003. Two of Bogart’s
daughters attend-ed MHS and three of his grandchil-dren attend it to-day. “In the long run it’s gonna be the cheapest deci-sion,” said Bogart. “I think too many
people see only to-day, it’s very easy to be short sided,” said Bogart during the April 14 meeting.A second meeting was held on
April 28 in the high school audi-torium. Citizens, faculty, and students
all voiced their opinions again. While the majority of speakers in the April 14 were against the project, there was more of an even number of those who spoke both
for an against the major decision.Also, toward the end of the
meeting High School Princi-pal Mr. Daniel Taormina had a presentation to show all of the accomplishments of the high school.A final decision regarding the
building project will be made in the near future.
Chowin’ down at the FFA banquet
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Throughout the school year FFA has numeros events on the calendar, but its banquet is an event that everyone looks forward to.FFA stands for Future Farmers
of America. FFA’s trusty advisor is Mr. Ben-
jamin Hepburn. The students in FFA pulled the
meat, and helped to prepare the dinner that they got to enjoy with their family and friends. The dinner consisted of pork
barbeque, baked beans, potato salad, and macaroni and cheese.For dessert there was Penn State creamery ice cream and cake. “[Being part of Ag] Taught me
how to work hard,” said Senior reporter Caylyn Alexander. “Mr Hepburn is good at pushing you to do better and you learn social skills for the speeches at the end of each marking period.”During the banquet, awards
were given and there were also door prizes, as well as prizes from
a 50/50 drawing given. One of the prizes was a full sized picnic table that is wanted by many that participate in the drawing. Many laughs were also shared
throughout the night, which is to be expected when Hepburn is in the room. Hepburn is also known for giv-
ing out gifts at the banquet. This year the lucky gift winners were Junior Annelyse Matzinger, Ju-nior Michael Bibleheimer, and Senior Logan Koser. “Throughout the year, the stu-
dents go to a farm show, the Bloomsburg Fair, and are plan-ning on going on one more before the school year is up,” said Soph-omore Kayla Trimble. Trimble is one of the new FFA
officers for next year.She said the reason she wanted
to be in FFA was because “My brother was in it and he said it was fun, and I really wanted to do it.” When asked about the food,
Brungard said “It’s good.” Alexander said “The food is
great,” and Trimble said, “Two thumbs up”.
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FBLA members dazzle at the state competitionThe school is sending two of its
top students to Chicago for the FBLA national championship.Juniors Autumn Hall and
Cheyenne Wood both placed in their categories in the state lev-el sending them to nationals.Both are very excited to see
their hard work pay off after lots of studying to prepare for the competition, along with studying for their main courses.“I read an entire extra textbook,”
said Wood when asked how she prepared for states. “Over Easter I worked really hard.”Hall also studied hard starting
four to five months before the actual competition for about three to five ours a night and will continue to study for nationals.Hall participated in the Per-
sonal Finance category in states, while Wood partic-ipated in Accounting I.With the national comep-
tition coming up the girls are very excited to be go-ing to Chicago to compete while eating deep dish pizza.“I am proud of all 13 mem-
bers who competed at states and am especially proud of Au-tumn and Cheyenne who spent countless hours studying for the competiton,” said FBLA ad-viser Mrs. Linda Keiser when asked abot her feelings on her students’ efforts at states and two of her students making it to the national competition.
Juniors Autumn Hall and Cheyenne Wood competed in the state comptition and placed in their categories giving them the chance to compete in Chicago for the national competition. The two will be working hard to study be-cause they are hoping to place in the national competition.
Tyson Havens spins his daughter, Mai-zy, while dancing
to One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” during the Daddy Daugh-ter Dance on April
18.The dance is host-ed by The Arrow-
Brian and Emilia Minotti dress up and smile for a picture they will later receive as their own for free. Anyone who wanted their picture taken could choose any sort of glasses, mustache or feather scarf to wear to be funny. The backdrop matched the dance’s “Candy Land” theme.
Arrowhead staffers and seniors Jordynne Harvey, Sarah Musheno, and junior Cheyenne Wood help teach some of the girls to dance to the “Cupid Shuffle” while their fathers stand to the side and smile while taking their picture. There were several songs that played that Arrow-head staff members had to help teach to the girls.
Alice Ravert jumps to tap a balloon to her dad, John Ravert, before everyone starts to dance. Along with playing with balloons, fa-thers and daughters could get temporary tattoos, buy carnations, and get their picture taken as well as go outside to play on the play-ground.
Daddy Daughter Dance:
Lollipops, curled locks and proud pops
By Jenny Yocum
copy & layout editor
• Graduate high school• Learn sign language• Fly on a plane• Go into an airport and buy a t icket for a random fl ight• Visit all 50 states• Write a book• Run a marathon• Take a photo every day for a year• Ride in a hot air balloon• Be in two places at once• Graduate college• Become a teacher• Read 75 books in a year• Backpack through Europe• Go to an Imagine Dragons concert• Go rock climbing• Learn how to surf• Fufil l everything on my bucket l ist
EDITORIALThe Arrowhead page 4 April 2015
EditorialThrough the mind of MeganYou’re an adult, so why not act like it?
As many know I am the senior class representative on the school board, and the meeting on April 14 regarding constructing a new high school was pretty interesting.To be honest, I came home
(pretty mad) and I found a quote that I thought fit some people at the meeting. (I want everyone to know that I do NOT think that everyone acted this way, just some!)An anonymous person once
said, “Children are not pawns. Do not use them as weapons in your petty immature adult tantrums. Grow up! Sometimes these kids are more adult than you!”At the meeting many citizens
of the community expressed concerns about the new building project, and many of them had rational thoughts; many of those thoughts expressed apprehension about the tax increase that would be a burden for themselves.Others, however, communicated
different worries.A couple men stood up and said
that they did not understand why the high school was being turned
WARNING! THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS INSULTS TOWARD THE ADULTS ACTING LIKE CHILDREN AT THE LAST SCHOOL BOARD
MEETING!into a “Taj Mahal” of a high school for students that are “bot-tom of the barrel.”When I heard that my mouth
dropped and I just stood there in awe.First of all, it is wrong to call
students dumb.Second of all, it is just wrong
that students were brought into it at all.Another lady wrote a letter to
the editor of the Sun-Gazette and said that she didn’t understand why money was being spent on a new turf field when half (yes half ) of the students can’t read or write. Correct me if I’m wrong, but if
you’re failing a class then you are no longer able to participate in a sport until you are passing those classes … so doesn’t education come first?Those in opposition to the proj-
ect: Your issue is with the admin-istration not with the students, so leave them out of it.Additionally, when I was leaving
the meeting some man grabbed my arm in the parking lot and told me that “I was going to be the death of Montoursville!”I was so shocked that I was be-
ing accused of rasing someone’s taxes and being the one to “kill
Montoursville.” I am 18 years old, I am not a vot-
ing member of the school board, so stop harassing me!So why is it that anyone is being
attacked at all? Focus on the issue and not the students who have no
Pictured above are the bricks that are popping out of the side of the music wing. This is one of the issues regarding the current high school building.
Have something to say? Write a letter to the editor or be a guest writer and have your
opinion published in The Arrowhead.
Look out its Liz!New schools for students, not sports
From being called “bottom of the barrel” to our administrators being flat out disrespected, the April 14 board meeting was ac-tion-packed, to say the least. Before the meeting began I
heard a woman claiming that the reason that she wasn’t supporting the construction was because our school had revolved around sports when she attended MAHS, and it still does today. I couldn’t disagree more.The numbers are in for the
2015-2016 school year and they indicate that approximately one-third of MAHS students are planning to be involved in either band, chorus or drama.Also, as a student I have spent
almost four school years in the high school and I would know more about the way our school is run than a tax payer that attended MAHS in the 80s.Sports are important to our
school, but why they are import-ant is key to understanding the modern high school dynamic. Today’s students’ schedules are
packed with Honor Societies, AP
classes, honors classes, friends, and part time jobs. Sports are a healthy way to decompress. It gives kids opportunities to meet new people, learn teamwork, sportsman-ship, and so many other skills that are difficult to teach in classroom set-tings.I found a home in
the mixed up bunch that makes up the cross-country team. The football team’s t-shirts have “brother-hood” written on the back for a reason. Sports give kids a sense of belonging in the most confusing years of their lives. Sports force kids to have better
attendance. If students don’t en-joy school they are more likely to skip. In order to participate in sports however, students have to have showed up for school that day. It gives kids that don’t thrive in
school a setting to succeed and build self-confidence. The New York Times article “High School Athletes Gain Lifetime Benefits” cites research that claims high school students who have played
sports are more likely to get better jobs with better pay. Sports are a big part of the high
school experience. The admin-istration also seems to have cut down on a lot of sports activities that take up school time that the public may not know about.
Before people make judgments about the school, and the im-pending construction project they need to see how the times have changed, how the world has changed, and how the needs of students have been changed as well.
Hey, Montoursville, our opinions matter too!
As a young adult in the Mon-toursville community, I am con-tinually asked to voice my opin-ion and speak my mind. However, as a student at Mon-
toursville Area High School, I feel that my opinion is being scoffed at. With the school board’s deci-
sion to continue with the build-ing project, some adults of the Montoursville community forget to listen to the students.The students at Montoursville
High School have been publically discriminated against. We have been victimized by the
harsh words of the upset individ-uals and frankly it needs to stop. We are not “bottom – of – the –
barrel” students. What our community fails to
understand is that it was the ad-ministration’s decision to not pull any student out of class to re-take the Keystone exams that they al-ready passed. These students are involved in
higher level classes, so it would hurt them more to miss a class. According to the Washington
Post, Montoursville Are High School was ranked 33 out of 39 for the most challenging schools in PA. This should speak volumes to
everyone!Other arguments made by un-
pleased citizens include rude re-marks about accusations of brain-washing the students.I am not brainwashed. I am an
18-year-old with a clear head. If I am able to make the decision of where I want to spend the next four years of my life and also how I am going to pay for it, I can de-termine whether my safety or the safety of other’s is in danger. I am a senior, as I have thor-
oughly pointed out. This new school won’t even ben-
efit me directly. However, I still feel it’s important to rebuild the school.We are all educated students
with informed opinions. We have lived through this
school for four years and we can see, on a daily bases, how worn and torn our school is. I am proud to call Montours-
ville my home. It is the town I grew up in and
it’s where I plan to raise my chil-dren. When I receive my diploma on
June 4th, 2015, I will walk with pride knowing I received one of the highest educations in the state.
ALLISON FAITH CHAPMAN
Parents: Robert Little and Amie PenfieldBirthday: 6/24/97Status: Taken by PhysicsFavoritesColor: BlueMovie: InterstellarPets: Gracie (dog), Buttons (cat), Cocoa (cat), Renny (cat)Cuisine: ItalianDescribe yourself in one word: UniqueDescribe your fantasy date: “Traveling between good restaurants and eating good food.”Most memorable high school moment: “Mr. Buckle forgot his car on the day of the economics field trip.”Most embarassing moment: “When Mr. Buckle saw the economics back row looking at the Penn State senior/VS model.” Activities: Soccer (3 years), Track (3 years), Key Club (3 years), Physics Club (1 year-treasurer), Science National Honors Society ( 2 years-secretary), Mu Alpha Theta (2 years), National Honor Society (3 years), National English Honors Society (2 years)Plans after graduation: “Attending Gettysburg University to major in chemistry
“Sean P. Little - Every girl’s ideal prom date. All they had to do was ask!” -Mr. Theodore Barbour
Parents: Hank and Roxanne ChapmanBirthday: 11/1/96Status: In a relationshipFavoritesColor: Robin egg blueMovie: 1776Class: History Through FilmPets: My fat cat and my boyfriendSong: QuartermasterCuisine: Grilled cheese and chicken noodle soupDescribe yourself in one word: CaringDescribe your fantasy date: “Going to a mom and pop restaurant and then looking at the stars.”Most Memorable High School Moment: “Junior year finals week, when all my friends and I went to Indian Park and played on the merry-go-round.”Most Embarrassing Moment: “When I went into GameStop to buy a game, some lady saw my Pokemon lanyard and asked me to check out her son’s games.”Activities: Rho Kappa (11, 12-secretary), Swim Team (9,10,11,12 Cap-tain), Student Governemnt (11,12- President)Plans after graduation: “Attending the Pennsylvania College of Tech-nology, majoring in Computer Security.”
“Alli brings energy and a smile to everything she does. Her enthusiasm and creativitiy are simply contagious to those around her. She will be suc-cessful in any endeavor that she chooses and will definitely have fun every step of the way.” -Mr. Rich Delong
Hook, line, and sinker:
Gaab reels in fish’n ‘chips
Line casted, reel cranking, fish pulling away.Freshman Austin Gaab is a
competitor fisherman who expe-riences this feeling all the time.“The drive of catching the fish,“
said Gaab about what motivates him.Gaab fishes for bass mostly in
the Susquehanna River.“I mostly catch large and small
bass fish,” he said.“ M y
favor ite place to fish is in the Susque-h a n n a R i v e r , ” s a i d G a a b . “The biggest fish I caught was a five and a half pound small mouth bass.”Gaab started fishing when he
was around 5 years old when he got himself interested.“I thought it would be fun and
I enjoy the passion of it” he said about why he started.Friend Tom Prowant and Pro-
fessional fisherman, Reggie Falls coached Gaab.Inspiration helps keep Gaab
cranking for the biggest fish.“The drive of catching the fish,
national championships, and hopefully becoming a profession-al one day inspires me.”His parents take him to all his
competitions.“My dad has helped me get to
this point in my fishing career by
taking me places, and pushing me along the way,” said Gaab.Gaab’s dad fishes a little bit but
not as much as he does.Gaab has traveled to Maryland,
Washington D.C., and Lake Erie for competitions.“The National Championships
are in Arkansas and Tennessee,” said Gaab.“I can win scholarships, boats,
cash priz-es, and rod and reels,” he said.Gaab has
won five d i f f e r e n t c o m p e t i -tions, and got reward-
ed with giftcards, fishing rods and reels.He has also competed in two
state championships and one pro-amateur championship.“I have won two state champi-
onships to win trips to nationals,” said GaabThe fish he catches are never a
prize because all competitions are catch and release.Gaab plans on continuing his
fishing career for the rest of his life.Catching fish is obviously a big
motivation for him.“Going on stage on national
television, and sharing my passion with other people motivates me,” said Gaab.Gaab has been seen on the Out-
door Chanel twice.
Freshman Austin Gaab is holding two large mouth bass he caught at the state tournament on Lake Erie. Gaab has won two state champi-onships.
“ The drive of catching the fish, national championships, and hopefully becoming a profes-sional one day inspires me.
- Freshman Austin Gaab ”
Canon Hoover, 12
Michaela Way, 12
Bryce Bower, 11
Sam Parry, 11
Dan Yeagle, 12
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTThe Arrowhead page 8 April 2015
Turning the pages with Toritorimayoa&e staff
John Green’s “Paper Towns” came out in 2008 and debuted as number five on the New York Times bestseller list for childrens books. Jake Schreier is directing a movie based on Green’s book that will come out July 24.
Most know John Green for his famous “The Fault in Our Stars” tragic love story of two teenagers and their battle against cancer and the ticking clock. After the movie based on this novel came out, Green’s books became very popular.
So now, like all of Nicolas Sparks love stories, one by one movies are being created based on Green’s books.
Most recently, “Paper Towns” has been turned into a movie. The novel is definitely one of my favorites. It’s about two teens in Florida, Quintin Jacobsen and Margo Roth Spiegelman, neigh-bors and childhood freinds that eventually grew apart during their high school years. Poor Quintin has been deemed a “geek”. He-plans on skipping out on his Se-
nior prom since the only girl he has ever had eyes for, (Margo) is taken by the popular jerk... clas-sic, right? Quintin was about to have an ever so usual, unevent-ful typical Thursday night when Margo climbs through his win-dow. She has a plan for revenge and Quintin will play co-pilot. Follow the two together through a night of mischief, comeup-pance and laughter.
Check out “Paper Towns,” lit-erally though, it’s in the library. You won’t regret it, and it’s great to read the book before you watch the movie.
I’m actually quite excited to see the movie considering Nat Wolff is staring in it, he’s perfect. I en-joyed the movie, “TFIOS” so if it is anything like that, it will be good enough for me!
I must admit, I’m kind of bit-ter about all of my favorite books being turned into movies.
I read “Paper Towns” awhile ago, I really liked it. As long as Natt Wolf is in it (Paper Towns) I’m okay with it becoming a movie.
-Senior Michaela Way”
Strangers of the new 2015 blurryfaced albums
With the turn of the New Year as the ball was dropped and my loved ones “whooped” around me, I began to notice something wonderful- music was picking up again. 2014 was great and full of interesting sounds but at the turn of midnight, an entire new soundtrack began as a new year started.As a senior, I decided that things
would be different- more excit-ing. For some uncanny reason, that is how the music started to become as well. I was bombarded and overwhelmed by the amount of albums and new singles being released. So without further adieu, I bring
my current 2015 soundtrack (and anticipated additions)Overall, 2015 has been a great
year for music and I am excited to see what else the year has in store for not only myself, but for main-stream listening as well.
1. BlurryfaceAlthough not scheduled to be released until May 19th, Blurryface is
sure to be a fresh new kick. Having been a fan of twenty one pilots for a beautiful 3 years, I can say not one song is the same. Singles “Tear in My Heart” and “Fairly Local” illustrates that the crazy, confusing sound is the way twenty one pilots will continue in the anticipated album, Blurryface. A mix of electronic, rap, piano and pop-rock, I am sure that this al-
bum will be sure to knock current fans with a new wave.
2. Strangers to OurselvesModest Mouse hasn’t released a new studio album since 2007 with
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, so it was incredible to see Strangers to Ourselves strike back from their absence with the same classic indie feeling. The single, “Lampshades on Fire” is just one of the songs that provide
a fresh, energizing start to push fans into the old Modest Mouse they all loved.
3. Smoke and MirrorsImagine Dragons, the band famous for the singles, “It’s Time” and
“Radioactive” is back with their high-energy-rock-centered album, Smoke and Mirrors. Songs that are featured in mainstream media like “I Bet My Life”
and “I’m So Sorry” are found in the film “Chappie” and the “Battlefield Hardline” trailer are displayed on the album. Other singles, like “Fric-tion” and “Polaroid” offer a flattering and diverse mix to the rock-cen-tered album. Overall, the album is a mix of every emotion and perfect regardless what mood a listener is in.
4. DronesNot scheduled to be released until June 4, Muse is back. Sporting
their classic, energy driven electronica and iconic vocals, I am personal-ly excited for Drones. After their experimental album, 2nd Law, many fans questioned the “true” Muse sound. Although the album has not been released, singles like “Dead Inside”
and “Psycho” seem to reestablish Muse’s older muse.
5. KintsugiDeath Cab for Cutie’s most known singles, “Soul Meets Body” and “I
Will Follow You Into the Dark” attracted a fairly large fanbase in 2005 and the new album, Kintsugi, reminded them exactly why. Consistent vocals, a simple guitar melody and electronic elements makes this al-bum one to listen to while taking a walk. Although the new album has recieved few media recognitions thus
far, it has recieved a 66/100 according to Metacritic and three and a half stars from Rolling Stone.
Top 5 Recommended Albums of 2015
Five Guys equals five stars, for someisaacmillernews staff
Many people have been talking about all of the new businesses that have been or will be con-structed or opened in the area.Of the new buildings that have
been put in, Five Guys was one that was talked about by many. Five Guys is a chain restau-
rant that specializes in burg-ers and fries and is consid-ered a fast food reastraunt.Several students have been
to Five Guys in other places and talked about making plans to go to the new one going in near Buffalo Wild Wings.After making its opening in
April students have made the trip more than once to taste all of Five Guys’ selections of food.“I have been there multiple
times,” said Freshmen Keegan Leahy when asked if he had ever been to the new Five Guys.There have been many posi-
tive reviews of the food served from Five Guys from students who have gone to eat there.“It’s pretty good cause the burg-
er tasted like it was off a grill,” said Leahy when asked what he thought about the food he had eaten from FIve Guys, “There shakes were terribly delicious.”With all of the posi-
tive reviews other have not shared the same opinion.“It wasn’t like I thought it
would be,” said Freshman Noah Gavlock when asked his thoughts on the food.The food, while considered to
taste very good, is also looked at as not the healthiest choice.“Its very good but unheathy,”
said Sophmore Ethan Lazorka when asked if he thought the
food he had ordered from Five Guys was healthy for him or not.Food that is served at Five
Guys is also looked at as over-priced because a meal can cost the same as sit down restraunt, causing people to go on certian occasions but not as frequent-ly as other fast food places.
The quote above is one of the most famous quotes from John Green’s “Paper Towns”. It is one of my favorites and I can’t wait to see and hear Margo say it while watching the movie.
You cannot get the full effect just by this picture. The atmosphere, smell, and food put this place over the top.
Art show showcases student talent
Freshman Faith Sweeley shows off her ceramic art to fans at the art show. Sweeley took second place for her proj-ect.
MAHS students has the oppor-tunity to show off their art work at the art department’s annnual art show. The show incluede art peices
from different catagories includ-ing ceramics, jewelry, drawing, and painting.While the top awards were
first, second, and third, Honor-able Mention, Principals’ Choice, School Board’s Choice, and Factuly’s Choice were available as well. Winners from the drawing com-
petition included Junior Sarah Nields, Sophomore Ashley Bas-tian, and Freashman Matti Mar-kley. Markley also won School Board’s Choice, while Nields took home both Principal and Facul-ty’s choices.Nields said most of her ideas
come from class assignments she wants to fulfill.Juniors Areta Updegraff, Bryce
Bower, and Senior Savannah Wilton won in the painting cat-egory of the show. In the same category Junior Amy
Sheets won Principal’s Choice, Junior Nicole Weisser recieved School Board’s Choice, and Se-nior Savannah Wilton took home Facuty’s choice. The winners from the ceram-
ics catagory included Ju-niors Quin-cy Waldron, Amy Sheets, and Tristan Yochum, and Freshman Kai-ley Beltz.Sheets and
Junior Ash-ley Cipcic won P r i n c i p a l ’ s choice for thier ceramics work, while Junior Autumn Bigger was given the School Board’s Choice Award. Sheets also scooped up Faculty’s choice. Sheets said ceramics is her fa-
vorite medium of art becuase she works well with her hands and loves “seeing real world things and transforming them into ce-ramic projects.”Sophomore Maia Cenimo and
Senior Katie Conklin were win-ners in the jewlery portion of the show. Both girls won Principal’s Choice and School Board’s Choice for their work, and Conklin was awarded Faculty’s choice. Conklin enjoys
making jewlery be-cause it fits into ther
busy schedule of multiple musical classes. She also likes that jewl-ery is different form her other art classes and that she can wear her projects. Three of Conklin’s necklaces ap-
peared in the Spring’s Musical of Shrek. Conklin said “I get my motiva-
tion from what’s in front of me, and my own thoughts. I fiddle with random things and I enjoy seeing them reach their potential in front of me.”
I love seeing real world things and transforming them into ceramic projects.
-Junior Amy Sheets”
Behind the scenes: Community Arts
CenterAt least once, students around
the area have attended one of Williamsport’s booming venues, The Community Arts Center.Holding concerts, comedy acts,
children’s shows and high energy stunt performances since 1928, little is known to the audience of how the shows are conducted and the history behind the theater. Getting in touch with House
Manager, Jill Woodhead, I quick-ly realized the amount of work gone unnoticed not only during the performance, but before and after. As House Manager, just one of the many responsibilities that the Community Arts Center calls for, Woodhead is responsible for “everything from the curb to the stage.”That Friday night, the Com-
munity Arts Center was prepar-ing for Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk. The performance involved a specially made mech bike de-signed for high performance and stunts. Although I must agree that the performers were hard-working and flexible, seeing the staff running the show made me realize that performers were all around the audience. Woodhead has cleaned, sold
tickets, stuffed and unstuffed programs, conducted meet and greets, scheduled and even ironed some of the costumes worn by performers. “I always have to work ahead a
week or two but still stay with the current week.” said Woodhead “I’ve worked here for 5 years and I feel I haven’t worked a day.”Woodhead isn’t the only one
that’s been around the Commu-nity Arts Center for years. Former History teacher for
Montoursville Area High School, John Hunsinger, is one of those 265 volunteers across the area who also helps the success of the venue.Rumored to have seen about
650 shows since 1997, Hunsinger
enjoys the classical shows at the Community Arts Center and the venue itself.“I believe in it” said Hunsinger
“It was something me and my wife would do together and a community service we both en-joyed. Everyone is nice to work with.”Another veteren of the venue is
Susan Baker. “I am a firm believer in the arts
for all ages of people. I worked here as a 14 year old making 35 cents an hours.” Said Baker “ev-erybody should be subjected to it [art]. Volunteers are like fami-ly. We care about each other.”The staff of the Communi-
ty Arts Center certainly seems like a family. Each of the staff stepps up to fill in any gaps or inconviences that arises before or during the show. Their close-knit but welcoming group is a wonder that challenges even the skills of the Cirque Mechanics. The history of the Communi-
ty Arts Center is also vaguely know to those attending shows. Opened originally as the
Capitol Theater, the venue was flooded in 1936 by a devastating 15 feet of water. The first mil-lionaire theater in the area was quickly destroyed. However, in 1993, the Capitol Theater re-opened as The Community Arts Center and was refurnished as close to the original as possible.The framework was replaced,
walls painted, and even the car-pet color was matched accord-ing to a stray patch found in the ruins.Currently, the Community
Arts Center stands as a wonder-ful reminder of the small, pros-perious area we live in.Next time you go to the venue,
be sure to “turn off your cell-phones and enjoy. Stop looking through the camera and live in the moment” because you are sitting in a great place to be.
Pictured above from left to right: House Manager Jill Wood-head, acclaimed singer Tony Bennett, Assistant Executive Director Jeri Sims, and Executive Director Rob Steele.
Noah Black (left) and brother, Cole Black (right) pose after “Shrek: The Musical.” This was Noah’s ninth musical.
Q: How long were you in theater and why did you join?A: Since 6th grade. I al-
ways liked music, I enjoyed the atmosphere and I liked Mrs. Gilbert so why not?
Q: What was your favor-ite performance?A: I participated in the
program ACT UP! in 9th grade and we performed “West Side Story.” It was my favorite due to the cal-iber of the performers in it and I met some good peo-ple there too.
Q: What extra curricular activities do you partici-pate in?A: I joined choir (5th),
Ville Harmonic Vocal Ensemble (10th), and two ACT UP! performanc-es. I was in band until 9th grade, played soccer since I was 5 and played in every show possible for school. I joined STN soccer last year and I also perform comedic improv where you basical-ly get on a stage and play different comedic games without a script and you just make it up as you go.
Q: What does theater mean to you? A: I think it means a bunch of kids that are insane
just screwing around and having fun. It allows us kids to escape from the stress and drama of life for a little and become these characters who have prob-lems easier to fix than our own. It’s basically just a big release from the stress of life because we are do-ing the things we love to do the most.
Q: What’s your favorite part about theater?A: It would have to be hearing the audience laugh-
ing at something you did or said. There is an unex-plainable high you get when an audience laughs at something you made up.
Q: What are your plans after high school?A: I’m attending Pittsburgh University at Bradford
and I’m going to major in Sports Management. I will also be on the soccer team.
SPORTSThe Arrowhead page 10 April 2015
FBLA gives back to charities
Mrs. Linda Keiser, with the help of her FBLA students, held a 3v3 basketball tournament to go to-wards charities. There were multi-ple teams playing, boys, girls, and co-ed teams.
There were two brackets to the tournament, the gold bracket and the blue bracket.
All of the games were held during flex period and other stu-dents could come to watch the games for one dollar admission.
The teams would play until elev-en with each basket only counting as one point.
Overall, about eight teams played. The champions of the first tournament were the White Men Can Jump.
The champions of the second tournament were Mikayla Shaffer and the Other Inferior Athletes.
The tournaments accumulated one-hundred dollars for the Twi-light Foundation and also another one-hundred dollars for the Di-ana Scholarship Fund.
The Twilight Foundation is a foundation that gives back to the U.S. Veterans by helping them achieve goals in life that they ha-ven’t yet been able to do.
For example, Gus Siciliano, a proud Army Veteran wished to
put up a new flagpole, U.S. flags and POW flags to replace ones that were destroyed in a storm.
Siciliano was a prisoner of war in a Nazi prison camp, he was the age of 92 when he sadly passed away. But, his selfless service to our country wil never be forgot-ten.
When asked if there would be another FBLA 3v3 basketball tournament next year, Mrs. Keis-er replied saying, “Yes, because it is fun for the student body, and a fun way to raise money for char-ities.”
Senior Aaron Cipriani goes up for a layup as Freshman Brian Shaffer attempts to block the shot.
Behind the scenes of AD, Miss Wynncheyennewood
“Wood ya’ look at that!”
Athletic director Miss Evelyn Wynn is one of the most dedicat-ed individuals in the athletic de-partment, constantly staying late to attend sporting events in order to support students.The basics of Wynn’s job are
to schedule and plan the games, meets, and tournaments of the high school athletic teams. “My daily activities are to make
sure the athletic department is running smoothly behind the scenes,” said Wynn.
On a typical day, Wynn receives countless phone calls and emails from parents, coaches, and teach-ers.She does not have to attend all
these events, however, she goes the extra mile and attends every home event, which there are mul-tiples of each week. During the winter there are nights she does not get home until after 10 p.m.“I don’t have to be here for ev-
ery game but that is the fun of the job,” said Wynn.Wynn is also the person who
communicates with other schools to schedule and ultimate-ly reschedule events.“The spring
is the worst and it’s hard to get the games to work with our schedule and the opponents’ s c h e d u l e s , ” said Wynn.Spring is the
busiest season for sports be-cause of the unpredictable weather and playing cond-tions. The major-
ity of field trips are also scheduled for
As everyone is well aware, Mon-toursville has been in utter chaos over the new high school, and be-cause of that, we will no longer be getting our much anticipated turf football field.One of the major issues with the
high school project is in regards to the renovation of Memorial Stadium, or specifically the foot-ball field. The original plan passed by the
school board earlier this year ar-ranged for turf and a new track to be installed. Work for the en-tire building was to begin in May, however with the recent protests, I would not expect that to start anytime soon. At the April 14 school board
meeting, it was decided not to purchase turf for the football field at the request of the taxpayers. Ultimately, as an athlete, I was
quite disappointed when I heard this news. The benefits of turf in the long run would have been great and extremely convenient for students, coaches, and the maintenance staff. The major reason behind the
purchase of turf was that because of the new school’s planned size increase, the current practice field would be essentially cut in half.The practice field now is crowd-
ed with four football teams, junior high, 9th grade, junior varsity, and varsity, using it simultaneously in the fall. The stadium field, in its current
state, would not be suitable for Friday night football games af-ter being heavily practiced on all week. This is where spending about
$250,000 on artificial turf starts to make sense. Turf would be able to handle
daily football practices and make up for the loss of practice field space. It would also allow more teams
to use the stadium field on a regular basis. The soccer teams could use it much more often, host more night games, and draw larger crowds. Montoursville is a very football central town, but it can also greatly benefit other pro-grams.Sure, a quarter of million dollars
may sound like a lot now, but the long term benefits and its prac-ticality would have been a great asset that many student athletes had been looking forward to.
Say goodbye to turf
Athletic director Miss Evelyn Wynn answers emails in her office. This spring Wynn has been extremely busy communicating with other teams to schedule makeup games and meets due to poor weather and field conditions.
In addition to managing the school’s sporting events, Miss Evelyn Wynn is extremely involved in planning the prom, which is to be held May 2. Wynn and the prom committee attended to Farrington Place in Williamsport to be-gin setup after school on April 23.
Blue & White PSU game Imagine the famous Beaver
stadium speckled with blue and white from the shirts of people of all ages who travel hours to see their favorite football team scrim-mage themselves. This is the Penn State University Blue-White game. The Blue-White game started
in 1951 with an attendance of a mere 500. Now, 64 years later the stadium is almost completely filled with 75,000 people. There are many things to do
before, during, and after the game. Lions fans can find thousands of cars lined up tailgating, grab a bite at the many food vendors, or take a lap on the field itself while having a meet and greet with the players. “My favorite part was when the
players ran into the stadium with the band playing and the cheer-leaders surrounding them,” said Senior Joanna Zuk. The atmosphere is never a let
down. The athletes aren’t the only aspect of the day. The band also attends and plays many crowd pleasing, pump-up songs. “I like the band because me hav-
ing a background and knowledge in music I was able to under-stand and appreciate their music program,” said Sophomore Nash Dawson. The Blue and White game is
completley free event. It also holds activities for all ages. At the end of the day the university holds an exciting fireworks show near the stadium. For more news and updates you can dowload the Beaver Stadium app!
Penn State’s Blue and White game in which the team plays itself was April 18th at Beaver Stadium. Many MHS students attended this free event such as Senior Joanna Zuk.
the spring, so she tries to work around those in hopes of pleasing everyone and avoiding conflicting schedules.“It’s hard because kids are in-
volved in so much and you do your best to make it easier for them but you can’t make everyone happy,” said Wynn. Wynn, who went to college for
heath and physical education, became the athletic director for Montoursville in 2011.
The many coaches who work di-rectly with her are very apprecia-tive of all her hard work. Wynn also took on the role as
one of the two advisors for the Class of 2016. She is in the midst of preparing for the prom with the junior class officers. Junior Class President Michael
Forney said “She has been our leader in making sure we put on a successful porm.”
Q: What pumps you up?
A: When someone makes a big play or
gets a big hit.
Q: What’s your favorite part about the sport you play?
A: How unpredictable it can be.
Q: Who is your number one fan? Why?
A: Whithout a doubt my mom because she’s at almost every game, and is there for me win or loss.
Q: What is your favorite MAHS sports memory?
A: When I scored the winning run against Williamsport at the Backyard Brawl last year.
Q: Do you play for any other teams in the off -season?
A: My travel team the Williamsport Wildpitch.
Q: Are you planning on playing in college?
A: Potentially at Calrion University.
Q: What pumps you up?
A: Music and my teammates.
Q: What’s your favorite part about the sport you play?
A: Working as a team and winning as a
Q: Who is your number one fan? Why?
A: My mom because she always supports me and comes to all my games.
Q: What is your favorite MAHS sports memory?
A: Beating South Williamsport last year.
Q: Do you play for any other teams in the off -season?
A: Yes, the Silver Bullets.
Q: Are you planning on playing in college?
A: Yes, Lycoming College.
Recntly went to the Lock Haven invitational on April 25th and both the girls’ and boys’ were suc-cessful.
Boys’ and Girls Track:
Th e girls’ softball team is off to a great start this year. Seniors Kelsey Stine and Cayla Treaster are the dy-namic duo of the team. Treaster pitches to Stine often in the games and they have helped the softball team reach their winning record.
Th e boys’ season has started off very well, despite of the weather and several game postponements. By the end of the season they are hopeful for a district title.
Th e boys’ tennis team has been progressing very well this season. Th ey are hopeful to go to districts this year and get a title.
A&E EditorTaylor Akers
Photo StaffBri Ulmer
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PEOPLEThe Arrowhead page 12 February 2015
Unspoken rules of social media:
Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
couples together for a long time
funny captionsIf you don’t repost this...
“Snap chat me” or “Hit me up”
To be honest on selfi es
same selfi es reposted
posts for self-fl attery
girls in tight clothes
selfi es with song quotes
tagging people not in the picture paragraph statuses
parents posting selfi es or constantly bragging about their kids
how you hate your parents
people making out
obscene language after every word
Selfi e: a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one tak-en with a smartphone or webcam. “Occasional selfi es are acceptable, but posting a new picture of your-self everyday isn’t necessary.”
hearing about how “turnt up” you are going to get
Pimples being popped
blood, gore, diseases contracted, or injuries
people at hookah bars
pictures of drugs or the use of drugs