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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wellness Day

by: Clayton Franzke
Wellness day is the one of the days where class periods are shorter. Everyone does a group event and a few electives that each student chose beforehand. The day starts like normal with the classes in the morning and the event in the other half of the school day. That is what this short article will be about and the experiences everyone had.

The first thing that happened was we went to the field to do the group event, The Great Mustang Outdoor Challenge, where each PAC from the same grade will compete for first place. The first stretch was a blindfold piggyback race, a piggyback race while the runner was blind, which led to a few crashes. The next stretch was a cup relay, to pour water into the cup behind you. The next part was to find a gummy worm in whip cream with only your mouth.

The second half of the race was a magic carpet ride, where four students carried a fifth person on a blanket to a checkpoint where they would switch into a different formation. Then a wheelbarrow race, into a relay race where you got dressed to get ready for the beach.Then you got to the checkpoint, where the next person would take the tube, pool noodle, hat, glasses, and other things and run to the next person.

Between events Mr. Bird, Mrs. Hietpas, and Mr. Van Eperen got their hair shaved for cancer research. After that the students went to their chosen classes which can be anything, such as drawing or yoga. After it all, at the end of the day most people had fun, except most seniors due to them staying up late the night before. I hope that this event happens every year and remains a school tradition.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Global Warming

by: Enrique Gonzalez

According to a 2007 report by the IPCC, the sea levels will rise from 7-23 inches by the end of the century due to global warming. There are many reasons why global warming is happening and why this Earth could be in danger. Global warming results in the Earth surface temperature increasing due to greenhouse gasses like carbon dioxide and methane. We need these gasses for the presence of humans, but the emittance of these gasses is what's causing global warming. The emissions of gasses such as methane, carbon dioxide, and many other greenhouse gasses will remain in our atmosphere making the temperature warmer for several decades. This is why it’s impossible for humans to get rid of global warming. Also, we can’t get gasses out of our atmosphere to prevent global warming. Since 1818, the temperature has increased 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature keeps rising, then ice glaciers will melt, and arctic animals will have nowhere to live and possibly become extinct. Ocean levels will increase because of the melting glaciers. The idea of global warming started in 1896 when a Swedish scientist claimed that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in global warming. He proposed the relation between the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and how temperature might be increasing. This was the first time someone had ever thought of the idea of global warming and what might be causing it. Some say that the Arctic is one of the worst places to be affected by global warming because if glaciers melt then the water levels will rise. There are many places that are also being affected at this moment.

There are many places that are being affected by global warming, one of those places is the Montana Glacier Park. This park only has 25 glaciers instead of 150 that were there in the year 1910. Another place that is being affected is the Alps, which is one of the most famous mountain ranges in Europe, this place has been a tourist hotspot and is famous for their top-notch ski resorts. Temperatures in the Alps have been steadily rising since the 19th century from an average year temperature of 49.3 degrees F in the late 1800’s to today's average of 51.4 degrees F. These are just two of the many places that are targeted the most by global warming, not only places are being affected by global warming, but also animals are. Some of these animals are polar bears, snow leopards, tigers, and much more.These animals are in danger of becoming extinct and these animals would become rare to have on planet Earth if this keeps on happening. Sea levels will rise flooding the coastal areas of the United States or any country which will cause havoc and flood many of the coastal states. Sea levels have risen about 7 inches in the last 100 years and is more than the previous 2000 years combined which is a threat for the people living in the coastal areas. Scientists say that by 2040, the Arctic would be completely ice free due to the Arctic ice melting rapidly, this could even happen earlier. Global warming is something really bad that is harming the Earth in many ways such as, killing animals, endangering species, affecting our glacial areas, and much more. Not only are the coastal areas in danger but Europe is also in danger. Scientists say that global warming will alter the ocean conveyor belt which will cause a mini ice age in Europe. The ocean has also been affected by global warming over the years. The oceans have absorbed a lot of the increased heat which is causing glaciers to melt. Scientists say that about 700 meters of the ocean's temperature has increased by 0.302 degrees Fahrenheit in 1969. If this keeps continuing then the ocean temperatures will keep increasing thus causing more natural disasters because of the high temperatures and decreasing low-temperature disasters. All of these not only would affect the Earth but it would also affect everyone else on Earth, eventually, Earth would be a non living place for everyone living on this planet. In my opinion, I think that we should take care more of this planet because this is the only place we have to live in at this moment. If humans ever decide to move to other planets such as Mars, I think we would destroy that planet like we did with Earth. At this point we can't go back and do anything about global warming and we can't reverse it either, but we can slow it down if we do something about it.

Some solutions to this problem would be to drive a fuel efficient car like electric vehicles that save gas and money, buying better light bulbs like LED light bulbs that use up to 80% less energy, they are cheaper, and a 10 watt light bulb replaces the traditional 60 watt bulb and will save you about 125 dollars and conserve energy. Another way would be to eat all the food that you eat, about 40 percent of all the foods that are packaged and processed tend to end up in the landfill instead of being all eaten. These were some causes of global warming, some places that are being affected, and some ways that we can slow it down or possibly stop it. Next time you don't finish your food you buy and eat, think about how it will affect this planet  if you just throw it away.

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Good-bye, Mr. Frankenberg

by: Matt Reynebeau

Robert Frankenberg is and always will be one of the most-loved teachers in Little Chute High School. He taught here for 29 years, starting in 1988. Although he is most known for his teaching, he also helped out with many plays and musicals. Just to name a few, some shows he helped with include Cinderella (1996), The King and I (2004), Bye Bye Birdie (2007), Urinetown (2015), Stardust (2008) and Get Smart (2015). When asked what he would miss most about teaching at LCHS he said, “Nothing beats freely talking with students in the classroom. Real education comes through that unrestricted flow of communication. We wind up going beyond the clinical and into the empirical, the philosophical, and the inspirational.” And lastly, I asked the question that I think we were all wondering: what are you going to do with all the students artwork you’ve collected over the years? He responded with, “The art! Some goes to our theatre prop room, some pieces are given to students, and some will wind up in my geek cave.” Mr. Frankenberg will always be remembered here at LCHS. Anything from the teacher who would throw chairs across the classroom, to the coolest, most understanding English teacher in the building.

Thank you for all the memories, Frankie.

Friday, May 19, 2017

FBLA takes on Anaheim, California

by: Nicole Sanderfoot
Every year the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club, led by Mr. LaVigne, attend the regional FBLA conference. This year was much different than the past, however, in the sense that six individuals advanced to the state conference and then also placed high enough to make it to the national conference in Anaheim, California. In the past, the club was lucky to have a single person make it to the state conference, and this year to have six individuals advance to the national conference is extraordinary. The six individuals to advance to nationals include: Matthew Sanderfoot who placed third in Introduction to Financial Math, Carson Mara, who placed first in Journalism, the team of Noah Knudsen, Kyle Hietpas, and Chris Van Asten who placed third in their marketing presentation, and the team of Troy De Bruin, Matthew Sanderfoot, and Carson Mara who took first place in the state and third place in the nation in the virtual business challenge.  President Chris Van Asten says, “We’ve been putting in work behind the scenes for the past four years and now it’s finally paying off.” All of their hard work definitely did pay off, and they plan to make the trip to Anaheim from June 28th to July 3rd.
While in Anaheim, Mr. LaVigne has a fun packed schedule for the men. They will depart on the morning of June 28th and will spend the day exploring their new temporary home.  The next day is the marking preliminary test where Kyle Hietpas and Chris Van Asten will compete in hopes of making it to the finals.  On Friday, Matthew, Carson, and Troy will be competing in the preliminary round of the Virtual Business Challenge.  This round is a round robin tournament where the teams who earn the most profit will advance to the finals.  If either teams do well enough, they will compete in the finals which take place later in the week.  While in California, the guys plan to go to an Anaheim Angels game, go to the FBLA Disney day, go to different beaches, and head into Los Angeles and see the city and possibly tour the campus of UCLA.  They will be returning home on July 3rd.   This conference will be a great experience where they get to hear from important speakers and get to talk to high school students and teachers from all around the country.  The only underclassman of the group, Matthew Sanderfoot, has some very high goals for himself in his high school career, “This competition will be a great experience and it will be a lot of fun.  In my next three years, I plan on taking the nation by storm and bringing back a few national championships to Little Chute High School.”

Senior Class Trip 2017

by: Kendra Schumacher
This past Wednesday, May 10th, the LCHS senior class of 2017 took their class trip to the Kalahari Resort and Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells.  All students who are in good standing to graduate and had finished their portfolios on time were eligible to attend the trip.  This year we had a great turnout with many students!Capture.PNG

   To begin the trip, students boarded two coach buses at 7:45 to start their trip.  On the way down to the Kalahari students watched movies, sang to the radio, and socialized with their classmates.  We arrived at the resort at roughly 10, where we then had until 3 pm to explore the Kalahari.  

Many students chose to first go to the waterpark area of the resort where there were waterslides, a wave pool, hot tubs, a surfing area, and so much more.  A fan favorite of the trip was watching each other attempt the surfing area and laughing at all of the funny wipeouts.
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On the way out the door, a large group of students chose to get some ice cream to go before boarding the bus for the journey home.  Because of the rain, the ride home took slightly longer than planned, making it 5:45 before we returned to the school.  In all, the class trip was one to remember and a great way for the seniors to spend a fun day together before graduation.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Interview with a Local Youtuber

by:  Damien Villines

I interviewed Toxic Suffrage (Mataan Omar)

What kind of thinking goes into one of your videos?
“I get home and I think to myself what do the people want to see. Then it just clicks. A lot of editing and heart.”

How far would you go for your subscribers?
“I would go as far as the ocean. Sky is the limit, baby.”

Is there any reason you pick certain games? Are they just games you enjoy?
“It’s like half and half, some for the subs and some for me.”

Are you thinking about branching out and doing anything other than gaming?
“Yeah, I thought about doing reaction videos and skits which I think I’m gonna start doing.”

Do you have any sort of upload schedule?
“I used to but I’m pretty busy now.”

Are there any youtubers that inspired you?
Rusty Shackleford really got me going. Shoutout to Rusty Shackleford! I’ve been trying to play some Team Fortress 2, but it makes me kinda mad. Galaxyz also inspired me a lot.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Prom: A Night To Remember

by: Natalie O'Brien

FullSizeRender.jpgWe’ll remember April 29, 2017 as the night where our juniors and seniors had the best night of their lives. Most of the juniors and some of the seniors went to Mass at St. Johns and took pictures with their dates and friends. The boys did their funky pose whereas the girls made sure they looked their best when it comes to posing for a picture. The night started off as everyone headed  to the Timber Rattlers Stadium.  When we arrived, people started taking pictures by the photo booth with props. We took our name tags and sat at a table with our friends and waited to be told to grab food. After dinner, they allowed the seniors to come in and start dancing with us juniors. Eventually later that night, they announced the prom court.  After they got everyone all lined up, they finally announced the prom king and prom queen: Gabe Dove, the new prom king, and Hannah Robinson, the new prom Queen. Mitchell Gut and Carlie Huss were the last year’s prom king and queen and handed Gabe and Hannah their crowns. As the night ended with everyone dancing with a couple of songs left, people started to leave to go to Rusch’s Bowling Alley. Everyone had a blast at prom and wished they could stay longer. FullSizeRender.jpg

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Girls' Soccer

by: Kylie Schultz
The girls soccer team's record so far is 2-4. We won against Central Wisconsin(0-5,Non-conference) and Waupun(3-5,Non-conference). We lost to Kaukauna(10-0,Non-conference), Clintonville(4-3,Conference), Fox Valley Lutheran(8-1,Conference) and Denmark(8-3,Conference). We have had a rough season so far, but we hope to get better as spring goes on.

Our team consists of 7 Seniors, 4 Juniors, 6 Sophomores, and 6 Freshmen. This year we started something a little different with captains. Normally we just have our 3 or 4 captains, but Coach Armstrong and Coach Jan wanted to switch things up. Our coaches now pick a random player on the team to make captain for one week. Once that person gets picked they can't get picked again.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Post Prom

by: Klaudia Lamers

On April 30, 2017 post prom took place. The night of post prom started at 12 AM and went until 3 AM. All of the juniors, along with their dates, went to Rusch’s. That night there were tons of prizes given away: gift cards to multiple places, tiny speakers, pop sockets, snacks, smart tvs, IPads. Gopros, and laptops. This event was mainly all about the juniors bowling and hanging out with their friends. They enjoyed  the food, and showing off their groovy skills. The juniors who all went were all happy because they had lots of fun.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Little Chute Senior Salutes

By: Madison VerBust
This year, the class of 2017 has three male students joining the service to help our country. The three are Samuel Craig, Dominic Johnson, and Steven Beyer. Dominic is joining the Navy, and the other two are joining the Marines. Not many people have the courage to join the service and defend our country. These three men will be looked up to by many people and need to be recognized and thanked many times for what they are doing. I have asked the three questions about joining the service.
-Was there a specific reason why you joined the service?
  • Sam- “Because I was interested in it, I can do cool things and go to cool places.”
  • Dominic- “I'm joining the military for the opportunity to travel and because I believe in doing a service to my country and my community. I didn't want to go to college straight out of high school because I wanted to think more about what I want to make a career out of.”
  • Steven- “Because my great grandpa was a Marine and I want to be the best.”
-When did you know for sure you wanted to join?
  • Sam- “Always have wanted to do it, but didn’t know for sure until last December.”
  • Dominic- “I thought about joining the military for a while, but it wasn't until I talked to a recruiter shortly after my 18th birthday that I decided I would go through with it. I enlisted on October 25th, 2016.”
  • Steven- “I knew just from coming out of elementary school.”

These three guys are going to be out and fighting for our country. They are going to travel the world and visit awesome places that some of us will never go. They are volunteering their time and life to help and serve our country. They deserve everything for what they are doing for us. That is called courage.