Friday, March 23, 2012

Improving Economy

     Since the economic crisis of 2008, many people have been pinching their pennies and throwing out the phrase, “these tough economic times” nonchalantly when, actually, the economy is not half bad right now.
     For those who avidly watch the stocks, the improving economy can easily be seen there.  Recently, NASDAQ, the American stock exchange market, recently broke a record high of 13000.  This means that stock trading and selling has led to a value of over $13,000.  This has given an unprecedented value to our stock market.
     For those who are seeking jobs, the improving economy can be seen in the availability of jobs and employers’ readiness to hire.  Unemployment rates have fallen from 10% in 2009 to 7.8% currently. 
     For those who may be interested in real-estate, the improving economy can be seen with the recovery of the housing bubble.  Real-estate is one of the first marks of a falling or rising economy; currently, the number of building permits have rose, as have the number of houses being bought and sold.  This shows how consumers are feeling confident enough with their dollar to spend it on long-term items such as houses. 
     Signs of the improving economy can be seen everywhere; people may need to just pause and take notice.

Written by Ali McCatheren

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Varsity Varieties 2012

      Gahanna Lincoln High School is made up of a large and diverse student body with many different athletic teams and clubs. Behind all of the faces you may see walking down the hallway, many students have extraordinary talents that are meant to be shown. Varsity Varieties 2012 shows the talents of Gahanna Lincoln High School.
      Varsity Varieties is one of the three largest productions performed every year at GLHS. Students audition their talent for the three directors of the show, Mrs. Macioce, Mr. Linerode, and Mr. Gregory. After the audition process, practices begin and their talents are eventually shown in a tremendous show. The show features students singing, acting, dancing, playing an instrument, and more.
            Students of all grades were involved in Varsity Varieties 2012.  Some of the freshmen included dances from Allison Matney and Kari Brown and singing from Paula Shtein. Sophomores included singers Hannah Rossio, Carly Whipple, Dounia Petunia, Mackenzie Karl, Christian Schafer, and more. Lindsay McIlwain, Julia Wolfson, and Erin Donohue were some juniors in the show. All of Performance Studio 2012, Audrey Rice, and Evan Taylor were some seniors in the show. Jalen Carter, Courtney Katzmeyer, Tyler Albrecht, Cody Troyan, Caelan Ecos, Stephanie Belz, and Sarah Kahler were all emcees of the production.
            Varsity Varieties touched the crowd once again with an outstanding production. Audiences of each performance only commented on the incredible acts, amazing affects, and total diversity of the show. Varsity Varieties 2012 was most definitely a hit.
Above: The emcees for Varsity Varieties 2012

Written by Jenna Rajcyk

Sunday, March 18, 2012

GLHS Lady Lions Basketball Team

     Sweet victory. The taste of knowing when all your hard work has paid off and not only have you won the game, you beat your rivals.  This only happens once in a blue moon, but for Gahanna Lincoln’s girl basketball team, it happened Saturday March 3rd.
     As Pickerington North has been Districts champs for the past twenty-three years, the Lady Lions were able to sweep them off their feet and knock them to the ground winning the game with 63 points (North had 46).
     Now now, I know we are always taught never to boast about accomplishments and never be a sore winner; but come on, it’s hard not to be excited. Not only did the Lady Lions beat them in Districts, they broke their eight game loosing streak to North.
     Coach Hauser said how Queirra Lampkins and Maddison Blackwell played as close to perfect games as they come and with Chrishna Butler defending North’s best player, limiting her goal to a mere one point throughout the game. Priceless.
     Although key players are graduating this year, Hauser sees potential in upcoming seasons with the younger players. Let’s not let the win against north be a fluke, let’s make it a tradition. 

Written by Lucas Horner