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Vol. 8, No. 2

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Lieberman raps school violence

U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman has a lot of ideas to keep troubled kids from "exploding" into the sort of violent rage that has led to a number of school shootings in recent years.

In an interview with The Tattoo, the former Democratic vice presidential candidate said many steps could be taken to help prevent violence in schools. MORE

'Inflight' orientation made me airsick

After everyone was seated and we were given a brief word of introduction, we all knew who the first speakers would be: the head honchos, the ones in charge. You guessed it, folks: The BEHS cheerleaders!

They danced around a bit, hoisted each other into the air, and chanted their cheers. Rah, rah, rah! Rah rah rah! Go BEHS, etc. Actually, I'd guess it was the least repetitive part of the orientation.

Then of course came the basic speakers: principal, assistant principals, head of such-and-such, and superintendent so-and-so. The same basic speeches, too. We've all heard them before, many times.

I guess that's why they put their heads together over summer and added a creative spin. Now we're not at an orientation. We're on a plane, listening to pre-flight instructions!

So where's my barf bag?

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Stranger than fiction

I Confess: I Love Cafeteria Food!

Good luck, freshmen

Central ready for fall Rampage

See 'Back to the field' story

Click here for picture of Central cheerleader Tamara Martin

Click here for picture of Central football players Tim Washington, DJ Hernandez, Sean Whitman and Ramessis Santiago

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