Sunday, September 23, 2007

Judge hockey has a new star

Judge's Bulldog hockey team has had a rocky start to the season, but one new addition to the team is proving to be a strong asset. Freshman Steve Strehl has already put himself on the board twice this season, the first time in the varsity game against Cache Valley Independent. He was at it again this past weekend, scoring the only two goals for the JV team against Park City in Park City. New goalies Davis Pope and Alex Andruzzi are also proving to be very valuable, both for their agility and accuracy. Good luck to our varsity team against South Valley Independent tomorrow at 8 o'clock in the Acord arena!

- by Lieren S. Allen

Friday, September 21, 2007

Golf at Thanksgiving Point

Friday September 21, 2007 - The golf team faced a challenging day of golf up at Thanksgiving Point this Thursday. "It was a challenging course, probably the toughest we have played at", said Johnny Murphy. The Bulldogs placed 3rd up at the tournament with Craig Chiesa shooting the team's best 83. Murphy Bowers, and Etzel contributed with scores of 95, 96, and 85 respectively.

- by Jack Lund

Baseball prepares for season

Judge baseball is ready for another go at state. With our biggest competition moving to 4A (Snow Canyon, Dixie), Judge has hopes to dominate the rest of 3A. Last year we were 23-5 in state and 9-1 in region. The year before the team had a spectacular season with a strong 2nd place finish in state. Soon we will find out how strong the program is in winter training. Hopes are high, but expectations are higher.
- by Riley Ashton

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Girls Tennis Ready for Region

On Wednesday the Lady Bulldogs took on the Wasatch Wasps again but didn't have the same result as last time. They played some tough matches against the Wasps at Libery Park but couldn't come away with the win.

"We didn't play very well at all," said Junior Alexis Naylor. "But we'll be back and ready to go for region."

The girls did have some success this week with a win today over the Waterford Ravens. Senior Megan Mancini played her first match back from her injury which is good news for the team. Next week the girls will take yet another trip up to Wasatch to take on the Wasps again. Then next Friday and Saturday region games start at Liberty Park, and hopefully the girls will smash their way into the State Championships.

- by Danny Franks

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

JCL to visit area schools

This year, Mr. Soran and the JCL (Junior Classical League) are planting seeds in the youth of today in order to prepare them for Latin. This year the JCL will be traveling to schools in Utah to teach them about the basics of Latin, and will do this by teaching them basic grammar as well as mythology. The plan is to have the students learn hands-on in an attempt to not only spark their interest in Latin, but to learn about the ancient world's cultures.

- by Luigi Lollini

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Girls soccer beats Park City

The girls soccer team managed a 2-1 victory yesterday over Park City. Goals were scored by Maddie Cartwright and Kathryn Martinez. The ladies prepare for the second half of region play and are hoping to be playing well when it comes to the state tournament in October.

- by Erich Berckman

Monday, September 17, 2007

Girls Lax Beat

The girls lacrosse team has already had two meetings and is off to a good start. There are about 40 girls who are interested in playing this year. The girl's are hoping for a great season with Jenn and Sarah returning to coach and with few new coaches. The team also has some big plans including purchasing new uniforms for the varsity team and going to a training camp in Disneyworld, Florida over spring break.

Important notices:

  • Disney World Deposit #1 due Friday September 21st at 3PM to Mattie
  • Reed in the Activities office
  • Keep selling magazines to help raise money.
  • Unofficial conditioning starts for the team November 1st with the track team.
  • Tryouts are in January.

If you have any questions or are interested in playing contact Jenn Williams at judgeladieslax@hotmail.com

~Claire Lordon

Friday, September 14, 2007

Golf Team in Uintah

The tolf team played again on Thursday, September 13 in the Dinoland Tournament in Vernal. Uintah hosted the event in which the Bulldogs placed 3rd. Andrew Etzel led the team again shooting a 72. Craig Chiesa, Micheal Hanover, and Rob Puskedra also scored for the team. The team is playing well this fall and the contributions from lower classmen are a good sign.

- Jack Lund

Football gets ready for Homecoming

It's homecoming week and the Bulldogs are fired up after their 35-7 pounding on once ranked #1 Logan Grizzlies. Tyson Moll had 3 touchdowns and over 100 yards against the Grizzlies last week and hopes to have another standout performance. Lewis Walker had to leave the game after a concussion midway through the 3rd quarter and will not be able to play this week. Despite Walker's absence, the Bulldogs look to claim their 4th victory against the Ogden Tigers. Make sure to come out to the game and show your Homecoming spirit.

Judge Baseball 2-2 in Fall Practice League

The Judge baseball players are currently playing on a fall ball team coached by Jim Shipman. The team is made up with last year's varsity roster, and a few freshmen. The Judge fall ball team played two double headers, the last few Saturdays and they have a 2-2 record. Not to worry though, fall ball is a non-competitive league to get players practice playing a live game. This weekend they might not play due to Homecoming, but plan to resume the following weekend.

- by Riley Ashton

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Girls Tennis

This week girls tennis took on the Waterford Ravens at Waterford and took them down in style, sweeping all the games. All varsity and junior varsity singles and doubles won all their matches. "We played really well and now we've won two in a row," Avery Noorda said. "Everyone's all playing good," said junior Jaqi Pok.

The Bulldogs are still missing their senior captain Megan Mancini who has a cracked sternum and is unable to play #1 singles. Next week the Lady Bulldogs play Waterford again on the September 20 at Liberty Park.

-by Danny Franks

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

sidewalk chalk

The cheerleaders and student council decorated on Sunday. Here's how things looked before the sprinklers were turned on Monday morning.

September calendar

Keeping 'Money in the Bank'

Homecoming has always been a big deal. Between getting a group together, buying the tickets, and figuring out what to wear, it is not easy to keep things affordable. Yet there are ways to cut down on the costs of homecoming, so here are some helpful tips from the upperclassmen to help keep money in your wallet this homecoming season.

"Have dinner at a friend's house, it's cheaper." –Alex Guinney (senior)

" Go in a group! Get a friend and split the cost of couple's tickets instead of buying singles tickets. It's cheaper to buy couples tickets." –Alex Burckhard (senior)

"Trade dresses with a friend. Don't buy a new one for every dance." –Devon Schlotterbeck (senior)

"Don't go out and spend a lot of money on your hair and make-up. You'll end up pulling your hair up anyway!" –Liz Holloway (senior)

"Don't rent a limo, and don't get the most expensive cute shoes because you'll take them off and they could get ruined. That's what happened to me freshmen year." Dusti Eden-Overman (senior)

"[Carpool] Have some one with a big car drive." –Erik Yamashiro (senior)

"Go somewhere that's good [to eat], but inexpensive." –Jeremy Goldenberg (junior)

"[Guys] don't need to suit up!" –Peter Finch (junior)

Figuring out where to eat can be a pretty big hassle, especially if you don't know where to start looking. Here is a list of some of the places juniors and seniors went to eat last year (in case you needed an idea or two for dinner):

Crown Burger
Salt Lake City
377 E 200 S
(801) 532-1155

Sky Box
The Gateway Mall
4 S Rio Grande St.
(801) 456-1200

Salt Lake City
680 S 900 E
(801) 533-8746

Hard Rock Café
Salt Lake City
505 S 600 E
(801) 532-7625

Market Street Grill
Salt Lake City
48 W Market Street
(801) 322-4668

Rodizio Grill
Trolley Square
459 Trolley Sq
(801) 220-0500

-By Erika Minjarez

Homecoming: An event since the dawn of time

Homecoming has been around for decades. It is a tradition that is celebrated in almost every school across the nation, and is a time when students and alumni show the most support for their school.

Homecoming started out as more than just a big football game. It was about bringing alumni, students and others, together as a community, to support making their school the best.

The first real homecoming tradition according to the Rod Library and the University of Illinois Archives was held October 14-15, 1910 at the University of Illinois. Most of the homecoming events only consisted of alumni returning to the school, and it wasn't until the football game between the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago that the real Homecoming tradition started.

But over the years, Homecoming grew into a more spectacular event. Homecoming was soon accepted into High Schools and later even Junior Highs. With this growth of homecoming across the nation, the traditions grew, and homecoming became a regular celebration.

The homecoming traditions here at Judge do reflect those that have been passed on through the generations.

A quote by William Somerset Maugham says, "Tradition is a guide and not a jailer." This quote fits the history of homecoming perfectly because over the years homecoming has been a tradition and has evolved. Now Homecoming involves not only a football game, but also a dance, and to many colleges, and universities, consists of parades, tailgate parties, and more.
To Judge, homecoming has become a way to celebrate the start of the school year. It allows new students to learn about the community at Judge, and offers an opportunity to meet new people.

During Homecoming week a different activity is planned for the students to participate in. On the last day of the week, a pep rally is held to motivate the students for the football game, where Homecoming royalty is announced. Although it used to be a beauty contest only for girls, it later included boys too and the titles King and Queen were given. At Judge they are elected by the students, and are meant to be role models who help out their Judge and neighborly communities.

So this year when you think about who to ask to homecoming or whether or not you should participate in the weekly activities, or even at the pep rally, remember that you're not only participating for Judges homecoming, but also in the tradition of all of the homecomings in the decades past, and hopefully raising the bar for our future homecoming celebrations.

-by Luigi Lollini

Dancing in the Cafeteria? A True High School Musical Moment

The opening school assembly was filled with laughs, sighs, snores, and some occasional snarls. However, students sat up in their chairs when they heard the announcement that the highly anticipated homecoming dance was to be held in the cafeteria. Who made this decision? This may remain an unsolved mystery.

Mr. Delporto, our school's athletic and activities director, stated that he had nothing to do with the decision. If the school's director of this sort of thing had nothing to do with it, then who would? I continued my search.

My next stop was Mr. Beisel. In short, he told me that the dance studio was way too unstable to hold around 750 people. As many students know already, a couple of years ago the ceiling in the weight room caved in during the homecoming dance. Needless to say, this was and still is a safety issue. So, this information helped a little, but still the question remained: whose call was this?

I decided that if no one else, our new principal Mr. Bartman would know. So I headed on down to his surf inspired office and took a seat ready with some questions. But apparently I was wrong and the decision was made prior to his arrival. But he did shed some nice light on the subject. Everyone is complaining about having the dance in the cafeteria, but is it really going to be that bad? "The cafeteria is the only place with central air conditioning so I don't see why students are complaining." Mr. Bartman told me. It's true, the dance studio gets so hot and it might be nice to dance without the dewy, or as some might say "reduce the sweat factor".

Still, it doesn't seem like the cafeteria is going to be able to meet students' standards. " This isn't High School Musical. The cafeteria is a place for eating not a place for dancing." stated sophomore Mikelle Mancini after hearing the news. Mancini is not the only one upset about this change. Students from each grade are questioning the reasons behind this recent switch and a question on many students' lips is " why not the gym?" The gym is considered a very important place to some people at our school and for good reasons. But isn't the dance studio just as important? In the past the dance studio's floor has had to suffer from 4-inch stilettos clanking on its panels but no one seemed to notice. Now that the dance studio is out of the question, maybe it is a time to compromise. We all want what's is best for our school but, sometimes it seems as if no one really knows what's best. There seems to be nothing that we as a student body can do except show up and have a good time.

-by Cricket Oles

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Amnesty International meetings

Far away from the SmartBoards and laptop carts of Judge, people are suffering. Whether it's prisoners in Argentina or impoverished children here in the U.S. all people need food, shelter, and justice. But Amnesty International is here to change all that.

With over 2.2 million members in over 150 countries worldwide, AI is nonviolently attacking injustice around the globe. With the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights as their guide, their millions of volunteers come together to promote and protect human rights.

All this might seem far away from your Judge classroom, but it isn't. Every Wednesday morning in the Campus Ministry room members of the Judge chapter meet. You can have donuts, juice, and help change the world – all before school starts.

- by Madelyn Machon

Monday, September 10, 2007

Dance II: The Stage is Set

With 37 eager girls, Jeanette Sawaya and Natosha Washington have the duty of molding these young talents in Dance II into Dance Company material. Though you may be misguided by the notion that Dance II is an easy A, don't get too comfortable with that idea. Boasting the most intense curriculum of the dance department, the girls not only are tasked with memorizing intricate choreography, but are also drilled on precise technique and even on the history of modern dance. However, this is all in preparation of the celebrated Judge Dance Company.

The Dance Company is a performance-oriented group of the highest level. Comprised of Juniors and Seniors, they compose such shows as the Dance Concert and the Homecoming half-time show.

According to Ms. Sawaya: "Usually if they survive [Dance II] then they are ready to move on to higher levels". She believes that perseverance commands high respect and will determine their rate of success in Dance Company.

- by Eric Humphrey

Friday, September 07, 2007

Girls Soccer plays Union on Tuesday

Girls soccer has started region play and is contiuning to try and cope with the many changes they have faced this year. They not only have a new coach but Jenna Sliwinski, one of their key players, is still out with a severe collarbone injury suffered in the early season. The team's next game is Tuesday Sept.11 against Union at home and then they travel to Uintah to play the Utes.

Football team faces #1 Logan tonight

Friday, September 7, 2007- The Bulldogs claimed their second victory of the season defeating class 4-A Woods Cross 41-18. Five Bulldogs put points up on the board including 2 touchdowns from Bruce Garlinghouse, and one each from Lewis Walker, Tyson Moll, Jordan Benson, and Keenyn Walker. Keenyn also had three interceptions.

The Bulldogs remain undefeated but face a tough schedule down the road. They play the #1 ranked Logan Grizzlies tonight in Logan. With the Bulldogs being ranked #2 it is going to be a classic showdown and will prove to be the game of the week.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

National Honor Society Holds First Meeting of the Year

On the afternoon of September 5, the National Honor Society held its first meeting of the school year in Mr. Van Orden's room. Despite the briefness of the proceedings, important information regarding upcoming events as well as the plan for the whole year was discussed. Members are already signing up to volunteer at "Back to School Night" as well as declaring the first nominations for the organization's officers. "Back to School Night" is Wednesday, September 12. The next meeting, in which officers will be selected, is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26.

Music news

Congratulations to all those who made Jazz at 8!!!

Riley Nelson
Pardis Nkoy
Jenny Brown
Liz Holloway
Tom Tsuruda
Patrick Murrin
Josh Whitaker
Eric White

Julia Hicks
Amy Ware
Rosie Neville
John Humiston
Practices start next Monday September 10, 6-8pm in the Music Room.
Madrigals will be singing at the Academic Awards Assembly.
Chorale will also be singing at the Assembly with the Madrigals.
Both will be singing at the annual Fall Concert October 18, 7 p.m. in the Music Room.
- by Rosie Neville

Lady Bulldogs swat the Wasps

The Lady Bulldogs had an on and off week this week, with a tough loss to rival Park City on Tuesday, sweeping Judge. But they bounced back with strong play from Avery Noorda, Mikelle Mancini and Morgan Rockwell, winning every single game against the Wasatch Wasps, sparking some momentum moving into next week. "Yeah, we kicked butt today," Junior Alexis Naylor told me when I asked about this week's action. The girls will take on the Waterford Ravens next Tuesday at Waterford, so get out there and support our girls.

Tommy Beat

The British band, The Who, is considered to be the best live performance rock band of all time, consisting of lead guitarist Pete Townshend, lead singer Roger Daltrey, bass guitarist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon. Although Entwistle and Moon are deceased, Townshend and Daltrey still perform live in concert. The Who are notorious for smashing their guitars into amps and Townshend's guitar trick "the windmill".

In 1969, The Who released the very first rock opera, Tommy. A rock opera is an album or collection of songs that has a story behind it.

This November, the Judge Memorial drama department will be performing Tommy. The performances will be held on Halloween and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 16th, and on the 17th of November. The musical will be directed by drama teacher Mr. Darin Hathaway, music teacher Mrs. Ramona Mayer, and dance teacher Ms. Jeanette Sawaya. Junior Thomas Tsuruda will play the lead role, Tommy.

Cast List

Tommy Walker: Thomas Tsuruda
Captain Walker: Sean Abel
Mrs. Walker: Riley Kate Nelson
The Lover: Sean Sweeney
Uncle Ernie: Chris Voss
Cousin Kevin: Stuart Ford
The Hawker: Eric White
Acid Queen: Erin McKennon
Sally Simpson: Lieren Allen
Ten-year-old Tommy: Matt Gray

Drama and Tech Gear Up for Tommy

At 77 pages, the script for Tommy is not the longest production the Judge Theatre Department has ever undertaken. However, it is certainly one of the most intensive. The entire rock-opera of Tommy, by The Who, is an almost unpausing collage of songs and dances. Together, they tell the story of Tommy, an english boy whose life is one of initial hardship and suffering, but then fortune, and finally the result of the two. While the entire show takes only about two hours, it never stops during that time except for an intermission, meaning lots of lines, lots of dance steps, and lots of room for error. Rehearsals for Tommy have already begun, promising a serious attempt at perfection and excellence and a wonderful show. Tommy will be performed on November 1-3 at 7 p.m. and a matinee on the 4th at 2:30 in the Judge auditorium.

-By Geoff Burlew

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Cheerleaders Looking Forward to a Year of Change

While the vets are getting used to the changes during and outside of practice, the rookies are learning the ropes for the first time. Everything from the coaches to the mascot has taken a change for the better. The new coach Megan Lindsey has been a guest choreographer for Judge dance company. In addition to her hip-hop pieces she is now she's choreographing dances for the cheerleaders. Because of the lack of returning seniors, the captains of this year's cheer squad are seniors Jenny Dabrowski, Brie Marron, Makyla Grovenburg, and junior Kristi Brown. There is no specific captain for one job, instead it's a group effort for the dances, cheers and stunts.
Contrary to last year's squad the seniors of this year's squad are the minority. There is less seniority and the squad as a whole is a lot closer. Every girl is a full time cheerleader; there are no alternates and the mascot is not going to be a cheerleader. For basketball season Lewis Walker will be Brutus the Bulldog and with Mele Vaisima in Idaho the school needs a volunteer with as much enthusiasm and spunk as her. If you're interested in being the school's beloved Bulldog, talk to Natosha Washington.

- by Christina Niemann

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Anime Club

Last year the Anime club wasn't very organized and didn't really have a point, but this year the improvements are spectacular. Keawe Kali is the President of the club and she's done an excellent job of turning the Anime club into a club that anyone would want to join. The participants in the anime club will be learning and teaching each other new things that deal with the Japanese animation world like drawing, movies, dancing, conventions and so much more. If you're interested even in the smallest bit about the anime world, email Keawe Kali at moonpuzzle@gmail.com and let her know you want to join in the fun.

- by Sarah Fitzpatrick

Judge Baseball, Preparing For Another Run At State

Judge baseball had a successful summer with some promising freshmen playing on the summer Varsity Prep team. The 17-and-under team had a good season, with some wins, but they battled with 4A and 5A teams. Right now Judge is participating in a fall-ball league to get players more game time experience. The off-season is just around the corner and soon you will be able to hear the sounds of metal on leather coming from the Weigrand Dance Studio.

- by Riley Ashton