Last night was the premier of the second movie for the sequel Hunger Games, Catching Fire. There are three books, Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and the Mockingjay and the movies are based off of them. If you want to get a full understanding of the movies, I recommend you read the amazing books. If you are not the type of person to read then you should watch The Hunger Games before seeing Catching Fire. The Hunger Games is about a nation Panem divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. Each year a boy and a girl is selected from each district to participate in the Hunger Games. The 24 competitors fight to the death till there is only one victor left while all of Panem watches. When 16 year-old, Katniss’s sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male representative, Peeta, fight till they are the only two left and they can not kill each other so they trick the Gamemakers and the Capitol and say they are going to kill each other. Capitol freaks out and Katniss and Peeta are both the Victors of the Hunger Games. Catching Fire is about how Katniss and Peeta go on there 12 day tour and the shocking 75th annual Hunger Games. You will have to go watch the movie or read the book to find out what happens!
Fifty years ago today, our 35th president John F. Kennedy was shot and killed during a motorcade route from Love Field in Dallas, Texas to the Dallas Trade Mart. The assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested and later killed by Jack Ruby. Today, Dallas holds their first memorial. They are remembering President Kennedy with prayers, a speech by the mayor Mike Rawlings, and jets of the military flying over the plaza where Kennedy was shot. “His death forever changed our city, as well as the world,” Rawlings said in a statement ahead of the anniversary. “We want to mark this tragic day by remembering a great president with the sense of dignity and history he deserves.” After Kennedy was shot, Dallas was seen as a very distressed city because of the said conspiracy of the plot to kill Kennedy. Kennedy was a very respected president and to this day, his assassination is still a shock to the world.
Christmas time is right around the corner and you know what that means, Shopping! Now, before you all run out at the break of dawn to wait in those long Black Friday lines to get the best deals lets discuss something that is going to save you a lot of time and reduce your stress level during this busy holiday season: Online shopping. A lot of time people over look this form of holiday shopping but in my opinion its the best strategy to use in oder to get everything you need for the best prices. Also, there is a wider selection and there are no other people to battle with over that one last product that you need in the store. Online shopping is less chaotic, easier, and you can do it in your pj’s.
Next Thursday, millions of families will celebrate Thanksgiving with turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and many other delicious foods. Thanksgiving is not always just about food. Thanksgiving is the day to be thankful for all of your blessings and everything you have. There are also Thanksgiving Day parades held in cities and marks the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Remember that Indian Creek will not have school 11/27 , 11/28, and 11/29. Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!
The girls basketball team will be opening up their season this Monday at home against the warriors of Carrolton. This year the girls basketball team has three seniors Kristen Shimko, Kiarra Kamarec, and point guard Brooke Mains. The team is looking pretty promising this year with their post players “The Twin Towers” Bre Berryman and Kiarra Kamarec and their ball handling point guard Brooke Mains. The girls are expected to have a winning season, so come out and support the lady Redskins.
Week 12 in the NFL is coming up and the playoff picture is starting to shape up. Right now in the AFC the Broncos, Colts, Bengals, and Patriots lead their divisions, but some teams are not far behind. The two wild card spots are currently held by the Chiefs, and the Dolphins and Jets are tied for the second spot. However, there are many teams that are 4-6 right behind the 5-5 Dolphins and Jets. My prediction is the Pittsburgh Steelers will win the second wild card spot. The Steelers will go to Cleveland this Sunday to take on the Browns in a classic rivalry, and for once, the game actually means something to both sides. This game will have a big effect on the playoff picture, at least for the time being.
In the NFC the front runners to win their divisions’ are the Eagles, Lions and Bears, Saints, and Seahawks. However, things are much more close in the NFC with the Cowboys, Packers, and Panthers only 1 game behind their division leaders. The wild card spots are currently held by the Panthers, and the 49ers and Cardinals are tied for the second spot.
by Cameron Lamatrice
Saturday, November 16, Indian Creek will be hosting two events. The first will be the Powderpuff football where the girls will try to win the title. There are 4 teams this year coached by Cameron Lamatrice and Adam Freshwater, Blake Roar and Jonathan Woodbury, Zach Connor and Anthony Krager, and Max Lewis and Zach Crawford. This event will be followed by the boys volleyball game where they will also be battling for bragging rights. The 4 teams will be coached by Jessica Furda, Mallorie Sullivan, Brooke Spence, and Bre Berryman. To attend both events, the cost is $2. This is event is sponsored by United Way, so come have a fun time and support the cause!
By Cameron Lamatrice and Adam Freshwater
Most Athletic: Blake Roar & Whitney Martin & Jessica Furda
Class Clown: Jeff Howard & Jasmine Lenko
Best Dressed: Jon Davis & Kelsey Pool
Most Artistic: Dylan O’neil & Shannon Kovach
Teachers Pet: Tye Levi & Kristen Shimko
Most Likely to Succeed: Jon Davis & Abby Orr
Cutest Couple: Tanner Tice & Annika Trikones
Most Gullible: Tanner Wise & Kiarra Kamarec
Most Changed Through High School: Justin Renzler & Skylyn Wright
Biggest Band Geek: Andy Srock & Alyssa Aldridge
Best Buds: Cam Lamatrice & Jon Davis, Jasmine Lenko & Jocelyn Wolpert, Jessics Furda & Hannah Webb
Most Suitable to Bring Home: Kyle Probert & Abby Orr
Most Attractive: Adam Freshwater & Abbie Straughn
Best Eyes: John Haught & Mallorie Sullivan
Best Smile: Nathan Beatty & Angelica Bruland
With football and volleyball season closing, basketball season is right around the corner. The girls basketball team should be coming out strong with there to 6 ft post players Kiarra Kamarec and Bre Berryman and their point guard Brooke Mains. Their first game is against Carrollton at home. Now, for boys basketball our team is expected to be strong with their 5 seniors. Their first game is against Big Red at home. Lets hope for a good basketball season this year!