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B O S T O N M A R A T H O N
B Y : S I D N E Y W E T H
I N S I D E T H I S I S S U E :
N E W Y O R K M U-
S I C T R I P
B A S S F I S H I N G 2
S E N I O R
R E T R E A T
R A I N , R A I N A N D
M O R E R A I N
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S P E C I A L O L Y M-
P I C S E V E N T
L U N C H M E N U
M O N D A Y
P I Z Z A B U R G E R
T U E S D A Y
M A C A N D C H E E S E
W E D N E S D A Y
O R A N G E C H I C K E N
T H U R S D A Y
R A V I O L I
F R I D A Y
M I N I C O R N D O G S
Devastation appeared upon the faces of many on April 15th at the Boston Marathon
bombing. Runners had come from around the country and the world to Boston’s cherished
annual event. Many participants train for years, and the passion for running becomes part
of their daily lives. The day came when the runners envisioned victory and their happiness
would be fulfilled. This feeling would not last long because the lives of many were about
to be threatened by a cowardly act of terror.
Even through the darkest times, though, a glimmer of hope can appear. Hope came
from the kind hearts of survivors who, still facing danger, ran to the ones who were hurt.
Throughout the horrific hours that followed, heroes would run to give blood, push people
in wheelchairs to the nearest ambulance, and calm the frightened.
Carlos Arredondo was such a hero to a young man who lost both legs in this tragedy.
Carlos jumped over a fence to where the injured were engulfed in the smoke. Carlos
was at the marathon to remember the heroic acts of soldiers-- not realizing that he would
become a cherished hero to someone.
The dark cloud of tragedy hung over the city of Boston and the United States.
Though this act was cowardly, the power of positive thinking prevailed among the runners
who gave blood after the bombings. These heroic people- after just having run 26 miles-ran
even further to the Mass General Hospital to give blood to the many who were injured.
This type of act gives hope to all who feel as though this world is falling apart.
Throughout the gut- wrenching aftermath, the smallest acts of kindness made a portion
of fear subside. For example, one man gave orange juice to those who were dehydrated.
Another woman opened the doors of her home to give food and drinks to those who
had run the marathon.
Hope would seem unattainable if it weren’t for the people
who disregarded their own safety and the home owners who opened
up their homes. For peace to prevail, people need to follow in the
footsteps of these caring and kind souls. Even the smallest act of
kindness can change the world for someone.
T H E S P E C T R U M
One of the perks of being a member of the Central Catholic Music Department is having the opportunity to go on
the biennial music department trip. This year marks one of those trips: the highly anticipated holiday to New York
City. The Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps-- is the greatest metropolis to visit for anyone interested in anything,
especially the arts.
Around ninety of our music Saints will be taking a six day trip to NY from May 28 to June 2. The trip includes
visiting the usual tourist locations: Times Square, Central Park, Chinatown, Little Italy, Grand Central Station,
Greenwich Village. Unfortunately, a trip to Ellis Island will not occur. The visit, along with a performance by
the choir, was to happen; however, due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, the island is closed, though, a ferry ride
by the island will ensue. In addition, the musicians will also be taking a tour of the National September 11th Memorial
and NBC Studios.
One other tourist attraction that the students will be visiting is the Great White Way: Broadway. Not only is it a
tourist attraction but also something close to many of the students. Broadway is a very musical and artistic place for
singers, actors, dancers, musicians alike. This is exactly what many of the students attending the trip are interested
in. The students will be seeing two shows: 1) the Tony nominated new musical about a newsboy strike, Newsies,
and 2) the revival of timeless classic about the orphan in New York, Annie.
Students will also have many opportunities that common tourists would not. The choir, band and jazz
band will all have the opportunity to attend a workshop with a professor from the Aaron Copland School of Music.
Here the professor will listen to the students’ performances and then give them suggestions on how to improve. Another
opportunity they will have is a chance to perform. The choir will perform at
the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the largest cathedral in the world. The band
will then perform at the Madison Avenue Atrium and Sculpture Garden, one of the
most often visited corporate buildings in the city. Additionally, students will attend
a mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
N E W Y O R K C I T Y M U S I C T R I P
B Y : M C K E N N A C A L H O O N
Each year, the trip is run by the music department teachers Mrs. Myers,
Mrs. Huberman and Mr. Huberman. About ten more teachers and parents also accompany
the students in order to make the trip occur. The New York trip will be
filled with music, food, friends, city happenings and memories. It is one that many have been looking forward to.
C C H S B A S S F I S H I N G
B Y : Z A C C O N N O R
The CCHS Bass fishing team had their sectional tournament on Evergreen Lake at Comlara Park near Kappa on
Monday. They were unsuccessful along with many other schools in the tournament. Only four of the twenty four
boats caught fish. Senior Davis Zangerle reeled in a Crappie but in Bass fishing that is not very helpful. They were
coached by Steve Hoselton this year. Weather is most likely to be the problem for the poor fishing conditions. With
all the rain and cold weather, the water is way too murky and cold to catch much of anything.
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B Y : I R E N A D U M L E R
This year’s senior retreat was held on Wednesday, April 24. The day
began at 9am and went until 8pm. Seniors were to be at school by
8:40 and then we packed up the buses with the food that everyone
brought. Our destination was near the Germantown area at St. Mary
of Lourdes church.
We started off with Fr. Pilon leading us in prayer. Throughout
the whole day we had some of our fellow seniors give us talks;
then after each pair of talks we would break into our assigned groups
and review questions about the topics the talks covered. We played
games which included putting whipped cream on faces and throwing
candy to see how many pieces we could get to stick on the faces. Another
game was where everyone tied a balloon to his or her ankle and
then had to go around and try to pop everyone else’s balloon.
Lunch consisted of gondolas, chips, and cookies, with some drinks.
It was raining at first, but then when we arrived to the church; it was
sunny and was becoming warmer. We said
the rosary outside by the Grotto. Mass and
confessions took place in the church. We
had quite a bit of free time so some seniors
played football, rolled down the hill, or
even just sat and talked. The day ended
with a potluck of all the food we brought.
The day was filled with fun, food,
friends, and of course, faith. This was the class of 2013’s last retreat
at Central and everybody helped to make it a great one!
R A I N , R A I N A N D M O R E R A I N
Over the past weeks, rain has struck the Midwest greatly, especially
here in Illinois. This rainfall led to abundant flooding throughout the
state. The seniors saw a glimpse of this flooding on the way to their
retreat last Wednesday. Fishing docks were covered to the roof and
many buildings were nearly underwater. Among the cities hit the
hardest was Peoria. Over six inches of rain fell within just over two
days. In Peoria, and throughout the flooded region, people are without
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B I R T H D A Y S !
4-28 Jamie Stone 6-21 Carly Haynes
4-30 Matt Novak 6-22 Alexander Howe
5-01 Treon Bell
5-02 McKenna Calhoon 6-24 Jack Costigan
5-04 Dan Sheldon 6-25 Emma Hartness
5-08 Logan Gustafson 6-27 Carli Allison
Kellen Kiley 7-02 Claudia Zitkus
5-10 Hayley Shields 7-03 Clare O’Connor
5-12 Alex Volker
Daniel Dionesotes Kyle Kwasny
5-13 Elese Hall
7-05 Caroline Friedmann
Gillian Torres 7-08 Emily Rees
Claire Boe 7-09 Kaitlin Milligan
5-15 Samuel Gordon 7-10 Kevin O’Donnell
5-17 Kassie Mikesell 7-11 Sam Ford
5-21 Tony Rettick 7-12 Bailey McPherson
Charles Marshall 7-14 Marion Brady
5-24 Evan Calvert 7-15 Michael Rupert
Keira Kelly 7-16 Michael Billington
5-26 Katie Blaser 7-17 Emily Newmister
5-27 Sarah Gibbens 7-19 Jonathon Baldwin
Ariel Casper 7-20 Alison Migas
Lauren Feeney 7-22 Adam Kuebler
5-30 Cassidy Griffin 7-23 Min Jeong Chae
6-01 DJ Olker
6-02 Mackenzie Hume 7-25 Matthew Horton
Patrick Baranek 7-27 Isaiah Lee
6-04 Logan Friedrich 7-28 Eric Gilpin
6-05 Katie Harris 7-29 Leah Mason
6-06 Brian Eakle
Joe Bevilacqua 7-31 Daniel Dumler
6-10 Danielle Brady
6-13 Madison Cassidy
6-15 Michael Becker
6-18 Emily Schramm
6-19 Katherine Brady
6-20 Kyle Spencer
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churches and transportation.
Though not as severe, we have seen the effects of this rainfall in our
own city. Roads were closed limiting travel ability. Some schools near us
closed. Crop planting was delayed. Plants were unable to grow. However, the
people who suffered most from the weather were the athletes. Game and after
game was cancelled for Central’s baseball, softball, track, tennis and soccer
teams. Teams instead turned to practice often only indoors. If a game or meet
did ensue, students were forced to face the elements. This is not always the
most pleasant occurrence.
April definitely succeeded in bringing its showers. Many people suffered
consequences due to this. However, hopefully May will live up to its
standard and bring abundant flowers.
S P E C I A L O L Y M P I C S E V E N T
B Y : A N D R E W H A M M
All year long, the collections at mass, the two dollars on jeans days, and the senior boys’ no-shave
November profits have been going toward the senior class charity, Special Olympics. We have raised a
wonderful amount so far and all the donations are greatly appreciated, but we wanted to offer the organization
volunteer service as well. Central Catholic has gladly accepted Special Olympics’ request to hold an
event on Friday, May 10 here at school.
The event we are hosting is one Special Olympics has been doing for a few years, but has never
had in a centralized location, where all can participate. The event is for young persons (generally three
and four year olds) who, because of their young age, cannot participate in Special Olympics yet. We will be
hosting the end-of-the-year event and ceremony for all participants so they can experience the event as a
group, whereas the event has previously been brought to each participating school individually.
The senior class will be the volunteer base for staffing of the event. The seniors will run and supervise
the event all day long. We are very excited that we will be able to donate such a large amount to
them and look forward to providing a memorable experience for the children next Friday!