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Friday, January 24, 2014

The 3rd Hall Blues!


By: Ashley Crupper and Naomi Hillard

 

There was news, here and there, about you,

Well, that’s because you were the utter opposite of new.

And we hadn’t really thought much of you and where you were placed,

Only because we hated falling right on our face.

You were definitely crammed and you stunk,

And, trust us; it was not just the freshmen funk.

Don’t get us wrong, you were cool,

You were 75% of the school.

 

 
We grew to like you because you’re where all our classes were,

There are plenty of memories, everyone agrees, I’m sure.

Some good ones, and some bad, a variety of sorts,

We ran up and down your hall to condition for sports.

We’ve spent 3 years in your hall, and have grown to not care

Because there are absolute and inevitable thoughts that we share.

But, as seniors, we miss you because you were really all we had.

The new hall, oh gosh, it just makes us mad.

We look down the hall and think about those days,

With our favorite classes, our favorite times, in those favorite ways.

I’m sorry that we left; it’s not our fault we promise,

Just know that it’s always going to be you that we miss!

 

Senior Spotlight

By: Kylie House


Adam is recognized for doing well in school, treating people in a kind manner, and being a leader on the football team. I asked Adam the following questions.

What’s your favorite class?

“My favorite class would be IC3.”

What do you do in your spare time?

“I like to weight lift.”

If you had to choose between Miley Cyrus and Amanda Bynes who would you choose?

“I would choose Miley Cyrus because Amanda Bynes is dangerous.”

What’re your plans for after high school?

“I’m going to a two year community college and then get my masters at a four year school.”

What is your favorite thing about Lloyd?

“I like the community because everybody gets along and it’s a friendly place to be.”

 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Come on guys, let’s go to the Lounge!

By: Senior Naomi Hillard

We have a change shooting towards us this 2013-2014 school year, ladies and gentleman. A new place to dine, instead of the school cafeteria! That’s right, it will most likely be held in Mr. Haynes and Mrs. Brady’s old rooms, in 3rd hall. I’m talking about some foosball and other games to get excited about. But they do not stop there, my friends; there will be a microwave to heat up your yummy lunchables, or your food that you saved from a restaurant! Although the faculty and Principals are not too sure about how the criteria will be worked out for the upcoming Student Lounge, they have jotted down some ideas for what the lounge will contain. Mr. K mentioned that him, Mr. Key, Mr. Reihman, some teachers will be talking with each other about how they plan on working out what students will be able to join in the fun. You do not want to miss out on this, kids! Make sure to be on your BEST behavior just in case that’s the only way to get into the lounge. Maybe you can talk to Mr. K if you have any ideas for him? You and a group of friends could persuade him to put a coffee maker, and coffee in there (which is what I may do), or tell him to put some comfortable chairs in there so we can seriously “chill”. We could decorate the lounge so that the teachers know it belongs to us!? Let’s get creative and excited for this new idea because it’ll be coming as soon as possible!
“I’ve been waiting to be able to heat up my food that I bring in for lunch! This is awesome.” Nia Evans
“Yes! I can heat up my lunchables!!!” Naomi Hillard
“I’m so ready for this, comfortable chairs, here I come!” Caitlin Carter


NA, NA, NA, NA…HEY, HEY, HEY, GOOOODBYE!

By: Naomi Hillard

This volleyball year has been some sort of difficult because of the loss of our tall girls that we had last school year. Our team has become plenty of people shorter than it was when I was a freshman. But enough about what is wrong with our team because we have perks, plenty of perks; we work as a team, we talk as a team, we run as a team, we walk as a team, we play as a team, and we win as a team! I love my team, they love me. Judging on how we play in a game, we are great. We’re confident, and can hit very decent. I and the three other seniors very much appreciate our team this year/season and are going to miss the sport. What exactly will we miss, you ask? I have interviewed all of the seniors, including myself.
Caitlin Carter (# 21): “I am going to miss high school volleyball overall. My teammates are like my family, and you’ll never get that strong of a bond anywhere else. I am going to miss how passionate we all are, and sharing that passion with the other girls! I will most definitely miss my number and hope that it will be passed down to a girl that loves the game as much as me. I’m going to miss having seniority over the team, that’s a great feeling because you get to lead with the rest of the seniors (and it’s also funny making Payton mad). No matter if I go to college to play volleyball, this will ALWAYS be my number 1 team!”
Alexis Taylor (#10): “I’m going to miss having the close relationship that I’ve formed with my team throughout the years. I’ve been playing with these girls for so long, and they are like a different type of family to me. We are all there for each other, and I couldn’t ask for a better group of girls to spend so much time with. I will also miss the irreplaceable feeling that comes along with winning a rally, scoring an ace, or making a kill. I’ve become so passionate about volleyball, and it’s something that you have to be a part of to understand.”
Naomi Hillard (#7):  “I will for sure miss doing what I do best, spiking. I’ve always felt something about volleyball that I haven’t felt in any other thing that I do. I’ll miss the crowd in the stands that cheer for us every game. I’ll miss having a number on my back, my favorite number I might add. I’ll definitely miss my volleyball family, especially Payton Brown! I’ll miss how big it has become, I love them girls. I’ll miss playing the sport because I’m so excited when I play it. I’ll just miss my senior year being filled with my favorite sport!”
Haley Binkley (#3):  “I’m going to miss just being on the court in general. I loved being in the back-row and having a clear sight of the whole court. I’ll miss all the excitement when we put the ball down and come together. Honestly, I’ll miss standing out with the different color jersey. I’ll miss Naomi too, that’s my wife. <3 I’m going to miss playing another year of volleyball with Alexis, Nao, and Carter. I’ll miss saving the ball on a bad play and picking up the super hard hits. (They sucked…. A lot) I’ll miss it sooo much, especially my seniors and my setter (Payton Brown).


Freshman Advice

By: Ashley Crupper

Hello, Class of 2017! Welcome to Lloyd Memorial High School. You have officially began the best four years of your life, if you play the game right. I've interviewed several seniors to gather some advice to set a solid foundation for success in your high school careers. Good luck and enjoy because it's gone in the blink of an eye.
 
Hunter Schaaf: "Take your classes seriously because what you do now will either make your senior year easy and fun or difficult."

Mikayla Giordano: "Enjoy every year to the fullest because it goes by very quickly. Take your school work seriously because it does matter and it will make or break you."

Sarah Duncan: "Take all of your classes seriously. Do your best in every class. The hard work will pay off in the long run. Enjoy high school, before you know it, it will be over."
 
Caitlin Carter: "Do not get caught up in high school drama, it takes away from your school work and it's just a waste of time. It won't matter tomorrow. Stay on top of your assignments, the worst thing you want to do is fall behind because it's a struggle to get back up."

Misa Mason: "Take a shower, you don’t want to be known as the freshman who smells bad. Study for your tests and quizzes, you can’t pass if you don't and please don't hang out with your B.F.F. in the middle of the hallway. You're in the way of everyone."
 
Destiny McMillan: "Don't screw around at school. Your grades are important and everything you do matters."


College Classes


 

By: Laura Finke

High School is going to fly by, and soon we’ll be out of the safety net of Lloyd. It’s no new fact the college is different from high school. For most people it's like a new world. College is going to come whether we are ready or not. Lloyd counteracts this by offering NKU and Gateway classes to students as seniors. These classes do require you to work hard throughout high school in order take enroll, but in the end it’s so worth it.
  NKU classes are held by no other than Northern Kentucky University. The first semester consists of political science, college writing, and math 119. You may already know one of the teachers Ms. Jump. Math 119 is held every day while political science and college writing alternate days. Next semester includes math 129, speech, and intro to social work. There are the obvious benefits of preparing for college, but there are also some hidden benefits. The classes don’t start till 8:30 Monday through Thursday, and Friday classes aren't held to third period. Since Friday is a sixth period day we don’t have to be here till 10:15. According to Kristen Wesley, “It’s wonderful to come to school late and not actually be late.” From experience I can say sleeping in on a school day is beyond words. Academic factors contribute by having college credits before you even graduate. The NKU classes are free as long as you get above a “C” in each class. With the huge expense of college saving a few thousand or so is remarkable. Katherine Zumba states, “It’s a privilege and an opportunity to save money.”
   There is also another alternative, you can take Gateway classes. You actually get to go to the Gateway campus. English 101 is offered; the times differ from morning to evening. The classes are each a couple hours long, but don't freak you do get a twenty minute break. The same as NKU you do receive college credits. Stacey Rider states, "It's a little overwhelming at first, but it will be worth it in the end." There are chances to get a free period. Depending on when your class is you may not have a first period or be able to leave early to attend the class. Miranda Robbins feels, "That it is a great opportunity and a chance to experience college life." The cost follows the same guideline as the NKU classes. Actually getting to go to the campus gives you the feel of being an actual student.
  To some college seems so far away, but four years isn't long. This chance prepares you for what is coming ahead. The effort you put in now benefits you in the future. Besides the fact you are saving a lot of money, you get  to become a college student. Sure this seems like not a big deal, but with this economy a head start on a future career is great.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Lloyd Loves Warped Tour

Joe Luken

 

The annual summer music and extreme sports festival is touring around the USA for the 19th summer and is once again bringing along what has come to be expected; nothing less than a great time.  Music all day and X-Games-like sporting is what the average attendee will experience.  Beginning in 1995, Warped tour has played hundreds of dates in more than half of a dozen countries with hundreds of bands playing at each stop (in the USA) with about 10 bands playing at a time.  Vans shoes has been the primary sponsor of the tour since its inception, and because of it, there are half pipes and the sort set up at most locations for skateboarders, BMX bikers and the sort to showcase their skills as well.

“Warped Tour is always a good time,” says Senior Camron Musk, a three–time attendee, “and I definitely plan on going as long as it is around.  This year I plan on seeing The Summer Set, Never Shout Never, and Forever The Sickest Kids”  Senior Sam Siemer said, “This past year was my first year, and it was great, especially when I say Of Mice & Men and the guard rail was pulled up by the crowd, it was insane!”

Yes, the crowds can/will get pretty rowdy (myself having caught a few flailing limbs to the face and an elbow to the back of the head).  There is moshing, screaming, and crowd-surfing galore as the bands rip though half-hour (forty minutes for main stage) sets and people get to see their favorite bands, often for the first time.  “I’m looking forward to seeing The Amity Affliction, they’re from Australia, and this is one of the first times they’ve toured the United States, “said Senior Zack Eastwood.  “That’s what I like about Warped Tour, they give underground bands exposure and a chance to appeal to a greater audience.”

Warped Tour has been a stepping stone for many popular artists that are out there today, from metal bands Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine to rock groups like Green Day, 30 Seconds To Mars, and Blink-182 to pop acts like Fall Out Boy, All-American Rejects, and even Katy Perry (who played the tour in 2008).  Coach Stratton went all four years of his college days and got see bands that have taken over radio nowadays that were “nobodies” then, Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold.  “I don’t even think Pete (Wentz, bassist for Fall Out Boy) had any tattoos and I saw Avenged Sevenfold from the front row.  Their singer (M. Shadows) got mad at the security, and I saw while he was back stage pick up the head of security by his throat, so as Haynes would say, ‘Alright!’”

What can newcomers expect though?  Well, it is going to be HOT!!!  As an attendee of the past three Warped Tours, I know from experience that the sun does in fact revolve around something, and that is whatever city Warped is in that day.  It does not matter if there is a continuous blizzard for the week leading up to Warped Tour, the day of, the sun will be out and in full force as it bakes down in the 90’s all day long.  So, you should make sure you are drinking water all day.  Keep yourself hydrated and make sure you eat something decent, but not heavy, in the morning.  Simply put, take care of yourself and know your limits.

“I haven’t been in the past, however I’m really looking forward to experiencing music that I don’t really listen to and getting a taste for something new,” said Junior Ian Stratton.  Senior Devin Trevor said, “I can’t wait to see Tonight Alive and Forever The Sickest Kids.  It’s going to be great to see them and check out some new bands.”

For myself, I will probably experience a similar issue I face every year, and that is having to choose which bands I want to see since no one knows the band line-up until the day of, so I expect to be disappointed on that front, but I know I will not be let day when seeing the bands I get to see.

If you all would like to come hang out with me, you can expect me to be in line outside of Riverbend by 9:30 (gates open at 11:00 AM) and going crazy in the We Came As Romans, Chiodos, Black Veil Brides, Woe Is Me, Like Moths To Flames, Issues, Sleeping With Sirens, Bring Me The Horizon, and The Black Dahlia Murder’s crowds.

 
*TICKETS ARE STILL ON SALE FOR THE CINCINNATI, OHIO DATE AT RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER ON JULY 30, 2013*

Lloyd Loves Warped Tour


The annual summer music and extreme sports festival is touring around the USA for the 19th summer and is once again bringing along what has come to be expected; nothing less than a great time.  Music all day and X-Games-like sporting is what the average attendee will experience.  Beginning in 1995, Warped tour has played hundreds of dates in more than half of a dozen countries with hundreds of bands playing at each stop (in the USA) with about 10 bands playing at a time.  Vans shoes has been the primary sponsor of the tour since its inception, and because of it, there are half pipes and the sort set up at most locations for skateboarders, BMX bikers and the sort to showcase their skills as well.

“Warped Tour is always a good time,” says Senior Camron Musk, a three–time attendee, “and I definitely plan on going as long as it is around.  This year I plan on seeing The Summer Set, Never Shout Never, and Forever The Sickest Kids”  Senior Sam Siemer said, “This past year was my first year, and it was great, especially when I say Of Mice & Men and the guard rail was pulled up by the crowd, it was insane!”

Yes, the crowds can/will get pretty rowdy (myself having caught a few flailing limbs to the face and an elbow to the back of the head).  There is moshing, screaming, and crowd-surfing galore as the bands rip though half-hour (forty minutes for main stage) sets and people get to see their favorite bands, often for the first time.  “I’m looking forward to seeing The Amity Affliction, they’re from Australia, and this is one of the first times they’ve toured the United States, “said Senior Zack Eastwood.  “That’s what I like about Warped Tour, they give underground bands exposure and a chance to appeal to a greater audience.”

Warped Tour has been a stepping stone for many popular artists that are out there today, from metal bands Avenged Sevenfold and Bullet For My Valentine to rock groups like Green Day, 30 Seconds To Mars, and Blink-182 to pop acts like Fall Out Boy, All-American Rejects, and even Katy Perry (who played the tour in 2008).  Coach Stratton went all four years of his college days and got see bands that have taken over radio nowadays that were “nobodies” then, Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold.  “I don’t even think Pete (Wentz, bassist for Fall Out Boy) had any tattoos and I saw Avenged Sevenfold from the front row.  Their singer (M. Shadows) got mad at the security, and I saw while he was back stage pick up the head of security by his throat, so as Haynes would say, ‘Alright!’”

What can newcomers expect though?  Well, it is going to be HOT!!!  As an attendee of the past three Warped Tours, I know from experience that the sun does in fact revolve around something, and that is whatever city Warped is in that day.  It does not matter if there is a continuous blizzard for the week leading up to Warped Tour, the day of, the sun will be out and in full force as it bakes down in the 90’s all day long.  So, you should make sure you are drinking water all day.  Keep yourself hydrated and make sure you eat something decent, but not heavy, in the morning.  Simply put, take care of yourself and know your limits.

“I haven’t been in the past, however I’m really looking forward to experiencing music that I don’t really listen to and getting a taste for something new,” said Junior Ian Stratton.  Senior Devin Trevor said, “I can’t wait to see Tonight Alive and Forever The Sickest Kids.  It’s going to be great to see them and check out some new bands.”

For myself, I will probably experience a similar issue I face every year, and that is having to choose which bands I want to see since no one knows the band line-up until the day of, so I expect to be disappointed on that front, but I know I will not be let day when seeing the bands I get to see.

If you all would like to come hang out with me, you can expect me to be in line outside of Riverbend by 9:30 (gates open at 11:00 AM) and going crazy in the We Came As Romans, Chiodos, Black Veil Brides, Woe Is Me, Like Moths To Flames, Issues, Sleeping With Sirens, Bring Me The Horizon, and The Black Dahlia Murder’s crowds.

 

*TICKETS ARE STILL ON SALE FOR THE CINCINNATI, OHIO DATE AT RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER ON JULY 30, 2013*

3rd Hall, No More

All beautiful things must come to an end. When fall comes around next year the famous “Third Hall back up” will be no more. All classes will be moved to the new section of the school. One will remain though, Mrs. Jump. She will have all of third hall to her beautiful self! She was asked to move up to the front of the hall way but we refused. She said no, I am staying in my classroom and I am even going to join with another classroom to make it even bigger. We seniors went all four years with third hall, now it seems fitting for it to be gone when we are gone and stay with the person it has known the longest, Mrs. Jump.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Time Capsule from 2012...

Dear Future Lloyd:

This message was written on Friday, March 30, 2012, the last day before Spring Break, but it's not scheduled to appear on the blog until 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. That means classes are starting about now, and all the non-college-class kids are scrambling to make it to first period, or face the dreaded march to Mrs. Partridge in the attendance office.

I thought I'd write something like this while I still can (in other words, before somebody decides to change the blog password and lock me out). Since it's 2013, we now officially know that the world hasn't ended and that the Mayans, when they weren't smoking exotic drugs or carving out a jaguar's heart to try to make it rain, were writing a faulty calendar...or at least one that we can't read correctly. We can all breathe a sigh of relief until the next Apocalypse hysteria grips us in a decade or so. I'm guessing it'll be 2:22p.m. on February 22nd, 2022. Make sure to build a bunker for 2:22 2-22-22!!!

Congratulations to the senior class of 2013, who are juniors as I'm writing this.

Best wishes to the 2012-13 juniors on their ACT scores, which I'm sure are awesome.

Some other things I hope:
1. If Mrs. Morris is seen wandering the halls during class, I hope someone tells her, "Don't worry, I'm sure your class is fine."

2. I hope the Tatler's running smoothly, and that nobody has to harass Mrs. Gillis about how to copy it this year, because I left instructions.

3. If Mr. Haynes makes a joke, I hope somebody laughs.

4. I hope Ms. Jump still says "pa-diddle" and "nuts," and dings her bell when somebody makes a funny.

5. Mrs. Donnell is still tough as nails. (I don't even really have to hope this; it's a foregone conclusion.)

6. By now either Ms. Roberts or Ms. Sastre should have won the Golden Apple Award from the NKY academic community. If one of them hasn't, the NKY academic community should go back to school.

Writing this was terrible fun.

Thanks, Lloyd, even though I'm long gone.

Tony Otten