Friday, May 22, 2015

Baseball Update

Haley Harper

It seems like the baseball season has just started, but really it's close to the end. The Juggs are 5-8 this far with 2 weeks of games left. 

Coach Fuller says there are many middle school students who are new to high school level baseball and are learning what it takes to play the game. Knowing what it takes to play games is important for those young men to know. Seniors Hayden Molitor and Ben Traylor are doing what it takes to train the juniors to take their places next year. 

The biggest accomplishment this far would have to be beating St. Henry 4-0. Everyone should come out to these last few games to support the guys! 

What Are You Doing this Summer?

By Alex Mahoney

Summer is right around the corner and everybody has something planned, whether that`s lying around and watching Netflix all day or vacationing in Florida. There’s plenty of things for people to do. These are just from a few people we got the time to ask.

When asked about her summer, Camille said that she plans on working to get a car, to tan, and to start loving life outside of high school. She then has plans to continue her schooling in the spring. Sounds like she has everything thought out!

Continuing on the next person that I spoke to was Nathan, who plans on having a “road trip to anywhere, just pick a direction with friends.” Then after that he said he plans on going to New York, probably, and then going to Tennessee. So he has quite the adventure planned for his summer. Not a lot of people get these chances.

Then the last one I got to ask was Kirsten, and she plans on traveling to England with her grandmother, which is an extremely exciting possibility. Not to mention she plans on sleeping, eating, and watching Netflix, according to her just “doing my thang,” all of which sounds very relaxing.

There’s a lot going on this summer, and I wish I’d have had more time to interview people, but the bottom line is that you should go out and enjoy your summer as much as you can!

Warped Tour 2K15

By: Andrew Stookey

The annual Vans Warped Tour is an event many music enthusiasts in the Tri-State area look forward to each year. With a varying lineup of many different artists, and multiple genres of music, there is always something for everybody. Don’t know much about Warped Tour? Here’s a little information about the show!

This year, as it does with every year, Warped comes to the Riverbend Music Center. The date is Thursday, July 16th, and starts at 10 AM, and goes on until 9 PM. There are 91 different bands and artists playing this year, including rapper Riff-Raff, rock band Asking Alexandria, the light acoustic group This Wild Life.

Ticket prices range from around $55 up to about $100, depending on if you want basic tickets or extra access included in your visit. These extras may include behind-the-stage access, signed gear from bands and artists, free merchandise, or even a meeting with a band or artist.

Along with the great music you will hear, Warped Tour offers many food and snack stations, mist stations to keep cool in the July heat, and even a Slip ‘n’ Slide to have a little fun! Also, many of the performers have booths set up where they will sign merchandise and talk with fans.

Warped Tour only comes once a year, and you can check out the bands performing at their website. If you enjoy any of them, or just want to go have a good time and maybe check out some new bands or artists, come on out to Warped Tour! It’s sure to be a great time, and if you do, I’ll see you there!

Embarrassing Moments

Aryan Overstreet

We all have those moments that are cringe worthy, when we want to hide inside our house forever, and when red becomes the color of our face. Embarrassment.

At the time it happens, we just want to run away from the embarrassment, but today, we`re going to embrace it. Come on, there`s not one person in this world who`s never been embarrassed. It`s normal.
I also encourage you to not make fun of anyone when they encounter one of these moments because it just as well could`ve been you.

Many of us have walked into class late and everyone just stares at you until you make it to your seat. But why?! Hey, at least they showed up. No one should be made to feel EXTRA uncomfortable because we all know they probably were in the first place. There are moments when people have food stuck in their teeth, wardrobe malfunctions, staining your clothes, sweating, falling in public, et cetera, and we should all acknowledge this as a silly way life laughs at us.

Beginning the Softball Season

The Lady Juggs` Softball team this year started out with a whopping eight seniors. And although the season started with a lot of snow/rain outs the Juggs aren’t doing too terribly bad with the thirteen game cancelations. They do not have a winning record, but there is still plenty of time in the season to reach that goal.

The season started out with the Ladies playing a team that wasn’t even on their schedule. The Juggs lost to Simon Kenton as it was only their second time outside all season and first time on a field. They then played Boone Co., who they have not played for about 2 years now, and lost-this was their third time outside and second time on a field.

Next for the Juggs was their first All A game. The Juggs played Villa Madonna and won 8-3. In between All A games the Juggs gained more field experience as they played 4 games, one of those being a district game. The Juggs didn’t win any of these 4 games, but three of them were very close games.

Then they continued the All A tournament and played Bellevue-they won 16-0 in 5th innings. They then played Dayton in tough battled but lost 10-7 in the 8th inning. The struggle during this game was that they had three seniors-two of which started-quit after the Bellevue game.

The Juggs then played Highlands and struggled to get momentum going. They lost that game, but came back Saturday to win both games in their double header. They beat Calvary Christian 12-2 in 6 innings and Bath Co. 10-9 with an amazing comeback after being down 9-2 going into the 7th.

The Juggs have the potential for a great season this year with around 20 games left.

Prom is …. Fun?

By Chris Deras

It’s that time again juniors and seniors! Prom is this Friday and between asking someone to be your prom date, looking for the proper clothes, jewelry, and all other prom necessities, and setting up appointments for your hair, make up and nails you may find little time to work, keep up with school, and do your other extra-curricular activities which is leaving you stressed out. Not to mention how expensive prom is in general, so you’re just flat out broke, but don’t fret because after prom the school year begins to dwindle and before you know it graduation will be upon us and then summer, so just hang in there.

Prom Rap

Turkey Burger Rap Group
Subpar J&B Productions

Put on yo dancing shoes, Go to prom and you cannot lose.
Get ready to have some fun, If you haven’t got your ticket you better run.
Prom is the best day of the year, Seniors will all probably shed a tear.
Fancy tuxedos and long dresses, The dance floor may get a little reckless.
King and Queen will get their crown, If you don’t win don’t be down, Just turn that frown upside down, Dance your butt off till the sun goes down.
Ludwig is in charge so it’ll be a blast, Better find yourself a date really fast.
Theme of the dance is casino, That means card games and poker chips…WooHoo!
Just remember after the dance to be safe, Ruining such a perfect night would be a waste.
I hope you are as excited as us, Each of us will be looking dapper in our own tux.

Senior Signing Day

By: Mahfoudh Mohamed

On April 10th Lloyd made history, the first ever senior signing day. It was a special day for the senior: a day for them to get recognized in front of their family and peers for all the hard work they have put in over the years.

Our new counselor Ms. Glass introduced this program to Lloyd because it was such a success at her previous school. “We didn’t know how it would turn out here Lloyd because it was the first we’ve ever tried something like this, but it was a success,” Ms. Glass said,” We took the concept of athletes
signing to schools to basing it on academics.

Our beloved English teacher Ms. Ludwig also had something to say about the senior signing day, “I thought it was a great way to recognize students and it was cool for the underclassman to see what they could participate in their senior year” she said, “The more opportunities we can provide for students, the better.”

The seniors themselves also seemed to think that it was a great thing and that they really appreciated it. Senior James Viox stated, “It was a great thing, nothing like seeing my family and friends clap for me; it’s an amazing feeling.” He also added, “I want to give a huge thank you to Mr. Lehman and Ms. Glass for making it possible.”

No question, senior signing day was a plus for Lloyd high school. It couldn’t have happened without our counselors and our amazing faculty. This will be a part of the Juggernaut tradition for years to come.

Exam Mayhem

Emily Phillips

The dreaded time of exams is coming upon us. Anyone facing AP classes has been preparing for this moment since the beginning of the year. Studying hard, stress-eating, and an average of four hours of sleep per night is the only way to survive now. Brace yourself. Test days are coming.

Most students that will be taking the exams are facing unearthly amounts of anxiety. Assignments are piling up as procrastination to finish them increases, and more times than any this year I have heard the phrase, “I should just drop out.” This worry and doubt felt by examinees has spread like an infection throughout the school.

Haley Harper says, “Nobody’s prepared. Nobody.”

Tensions are high, and all we can do now is study, hope, and pray for a miracle. For those who are feeling confident, you must be the luckiest minority on the planet. My congratulations to you. To everyone else in a state of panic, we shall go to war and face the battle together.

Whether students are cramming their heads into books, falling asleep in class, ignoring their fate
altogether, or clinging on to some last bit of faith that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, we will finish. We will get through exams. After that? Heck, our lives become easy as cake. Hold in there, Lloyd. AP is almost over.

Track and Field Update

By: Andrew Stookey

With regionals less than a month away, the LMHS track and field team is putting in work to guarantee a spot at state. Arduous practices and effort put in at meets is paying off, as the team is getting very high placings at meets.

It started off with a big indoor finale, with the boy’s team placing second in state. This start was a huge lead for the outdoor season, and a reminder to keep working hard to do even better during outdoor. With Coach Greg Enxel and new assistant Coach Bryant overseeing the distance team, this track team is sure to do better than ever.

When asked about the team, Coach Bryant said “I see a lot of potential in the team. I wrote down goals for the distance runners at the beginning of the season, and I feel like they all can hit them. I don’t care about winning. I just want to see these guys be better runners.”

Runner Addison Bosley said “The team definitely has potential to go to state, as long as they get their minds right.”

Support from the coaches, a desire to better the team, and the want to win more, so we’ll see how the Juggernauts do at regionals on May 9th. Lets go Juggs!