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Athletics Director, David Zuberer, gives his closing remarks after all the students have signed.
Family members take photos of all the players standing together before the signing ceremony begins.
Family members take photos of all the players standing together before the signing ceremony begins.

duPont Manual Highschool holds a ceremony  for students signing National Letters of Intent. The National Letter of Intent (NLI) is a document used to indicate a student athlete’s commitment to participating National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

 

Brian Hobbs laughs and converses with friends before the ceremony begins.
Brian Hobbs laughs and converses with friends before the ceremony begins.
Patrick Frentz makes his speech after signing to play soccer at Presbyterian College.
Patrick Frentz makes his speech after signing to play soccer at Presbyterian College.
Hannah Kingsbury signs her letter of intent to play field hockey at Ohio University while her parents look over her as she signs.
Hannah Kingsbury signs her letter of intent to play field hockey at Ohio University while her parents look over her as she signs.
Dishan Romine signs his letter of intent to play football at the Naval Academy.
Dishan Romine signs his letter of intent to play football at the Naval Academy.
MacKenzie Zimmer smiles at her family before she signs her letter of intent to play soccer at Georgetown College.
MacKenzie Zimmer smiles at her family before she signs her letter of intent to play soccer at Georgetown College.

Christina Rucinski (11) sits on her friend Samantha Klein's (11) shoulders to better be seen by the cameras.

While on a trip to cover the presidential inauguration, J&C students discovered a live taping of CNN and joined the crowd in the hopes to be shown on television. Many called their parents and friends to tell them to turn on the television, while others documented the experience with cameras and interviews in the crowd. The show was broadcast on Saturday, January 19.

Students watch as different elements produce varying shades of pink.

Ms. Alice Hall’s advanced Chemistry students experience a demo that tests various elements. Photos by Taylor Ratliff

 

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The Lady Crimsons began conditioning last Tuesday Sept. 18 for their upcoming softball season. They currently meet after school four times a week on Manual’s field.

The group is composed of everyone who plans to try out for the softball team in February. “I think we’re going to be a lot better this year as we have freshman coming in that have a lot of talent as a group,” says Clare Hachten (10), who was on the team last year.

Starting in October, the Lady Crimsons will work out in the weights room and on the track, but for now, they are focusing primarily on the fundamentals of the game.

The girls are starting a few weeks earlier than last season, in order to have more experience working with each other, and to be well prepared to get back into the regularity of softball.

In terms of team goals for this spring, “I’d definitely say [beating] Male. We came really close to beating them in the district tournament last year but couldn’t quite pull out the win,” says Hachten. “We haven’t won it in a long time so that’s really our main goal,” returning player Samantha Klein (11) adds.

“We have some pretty big goals, but if we work hard, we could really turn them into reality,” tells Kelly Riggs (10), another returning player.

On March 26, 2012, Lynn’s Paradise Cafe started collecting customers’ eggs for Lynn’s Annual Egg Decorating Contest at 984 Barret Avenue. The eggs are due by April 8th, and guests will vote for their favorite decorated egg on Easter. The winner will recieve $500.

“I love Lynn’s Paradise Cafe. Their chocolate chip pancakes are great, but the owner always has fun activites going on too,” said Samantha Klein (10). “My little sister, Annebelle, usually takes part in the contests.”

“I like finding ways to try and earn money and I am pretty good at decorating Easter eggs,”  the younger Klein, an 8th grader at Noe Middle School. “It is a really easy activity to do, and my family already decorates eggs for Easter anyways.”

With all the yearly events going on, such as the Egg Decorating Contest, Lynn’s Paradise Cafe draws customers with its unique food.

“I really like their homemade granola bar sprinkled with cinnamon,” said Kristen Hale (11). “Everything made at Lynn’s is different then any other food I have had. She puts her own spin on it.” 

Lynn’s serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lynn’s breakfast menu  with choices from omelets and scrambles to homeade burritoes and french toast. Lynn’s also serves fried catfish and walnut-crusted chicken for lunch and dinner, along with several sandwiches. They also offer vegetarian meals. Each meal comes with two sides and breakfast is served all day long.

Lynn’s Paradise Cafe is open on Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.