Ally Digs Volleyball
Stealing the Cup
By: Katherine Kopplin
Tutor Rothe is bringing back the Ping-Pong Tournament at LPS this year. The tournament will be after fall sports end, and it will be before winter sports have started. Last year, some students tried to set up a ping-pong tournament, but the tournament was never completed and was kind of a flop. Tutor Rothe said, ”ALL are welcomed regardless of skill level. This is a tournament for people who will want to be competitive as well as people who just want to have a couple of laughs and a great time.” This tournament is for anyone here at LPS who wants to play ping-pong. The tournament will be set up as so, ”Similar to NCAA march madness bracket, the best players play the inexperienced players earlier in the tournament so that, as the tournament goes on, the games get more competitive until the last person is standing.” Everyone join this tourney!
By: Alexander Heiman
A publication of Luther Preparatory School
The first hotel on the moon will open in 2025. In a new chapter of space tourism, it was written that Rod Markham and his wife in the future Susan Miller would safely arrive in the moon. And they will spend five days at the Starbright hotel as the first guests. The price for this hotel is $3,7 million per night, per person. And this price includes the transformation from earth to the Starbright hotel on the moon. And in this hotel, there are no employees and room service, so guests need to clean the room by themselves. I if you would like to live in the Starbright hotel, you need to order two years before you go.
By: Elsie Yu
The Prep Singers are finally starting off their year of touring churches and sharing the Gospel through song. We all know the hard work that goes into playing sports or taking classes, but not everyone understands the great effort that goes into the Prep Singers. Professor Bode makes it look effortless as he organizes the songs, students, and events throughout the entire year. When talking with Prep Singer, Adia Gabb, she said, “One of the hardest things is the early mornings, especially when it’s cold.” Jenna Boggs also commented that Prep Singers doesn't always come as a priority if we need extra practices since people are involved in so many things. Even when you see the Prep Singers give a beautiful concert, keep in mind it took months to put everything together.
Halloween is coming soon, and the Towne Cinema in Watertown is getting ready. Towne Cinema has been playing movies since 1913, and its birthday is in October. The movie theater has the regular new movies year round, but when Halloween comes out, they have a special treat for the town of Watertown. Towne Cinema plays a Halloween themed movie for all audiences. For the older audiences, they have Halloween, which is from a series of movies with a similar title. Halloween is about a woman named Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, 40 years earlier was attacked by vicious murderous. If you're not into the whole slasher genre, they also are playing Goosebumps 2 Haunted Halloween. The movie is about two boys who get into trouble with a mischievous talking dummy. Trying to create his own family, he kidnaps one of the boy's mother and creates havoc in town with his own friends. If none of these movies interest you, Towne Cinema always has non-festival movies for you to watch.
By: Esther Robinon
The Tour de France trophy was stolen in plain sight from its display in England this past week. Soon after Team Sky's own Geraint Thomas had won the Tour de France trophy, it had been taken away. Team Sky had the trophy loaned to a bicycle manufacturer where it was on display. During the cleanup after the Cycle Show at the National Exhibition Center, the trophy had been swiped away. Police have been investigating the situation with no current signs of hope. Geraint Thomas isn't on board with the investigation and more on board with hope saying, "It goes without saying that the trophy is of pretty limited value to whoever took it, but it means a lot to me and to the team. Hopefully whoever took it will have the good grace to return it."
By: David Pitzner
Behind the Scenes
Senior Ally Goba was awarded for 2000 career digs on Tuesday. Ally has been playing on Luther Prep’s Varsity volleyball team since she was a freshman. But before her freshman year, Ally had been attending the LPS summer volleyball camps. She has also been working at volleyball since back in grade school. Ally played for multiple club teams around her area, and she worked with coaches over the years to improve her passing. She emphasized how much she appreciates the recognition for all of her hard work over her four years at LPS. When I asked her about it, she said, “I guess I’m just really happy.” Ally encourages next year’s team to work hard and to appreciate the time they have together.
By: Elisa Marggraf
Hotel on the Moon
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Hurricane Michael has just hit the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday. This beastly category 4 hurricane has forced 120,000 American residents to evacuate. Hurricane Michael’s 155 mph winds swept through many buildings and trees, barely leaving anything behind. This hurricane has left thousands and thousands of people without electricity. Newsweek says, “The storm’s lethal wrath earned it a place in history as the third strongest to the United States mainland.” There have been at least six people found dead after this horrific natural disaster. While the details are still playing out, hopefully there are minimal injuries. First responders are already out helping those who need it most. We pray this will be a minor setback for all who are involved.
By: Megan Boldt
A Busy Winter
The Faculty Sight of our Campus
Student of the Week
Skip A Straw
Americans use an estimated 500 million straws per day. End-to-end that amount of straws could circle the planet 2.5 times. Unfortunately, straws are on the top ten list of marine debris collected. Marine biologist Christine Figgener filmed a straw being removed from a sea turtle's nose back in August of 2015. The video has created a large movement with the goal of eliminating plastic straws. Major companies, like Starbucks and American Airlines, have already banned the use of plastic straws. This is only the first step in preventing marine pollution. Keep in mind the health of marine wildlife and the cleanliness of your beaches next time you take a sip. By: Ireland Moore
In a school, faculties are a very important part. I asked Mrs. Krause a few questions about her feelings about LPS. She said, "The life on the LPS campus is wonderful, everyone is very kind, and we all love each other like a big family." Although sometimes we will not agree with each other, there are always so many arguments in a family. One of the most exciting activities on the campus which Mrs. Krause mentioned about is the Trivia Night, she said that Trivia Night is so much fun, and she suggested that everyone needs to have a team and attend it. Also, recently the play, "Romeo and Juliet" is a very hot topic on the campus, so we need to attend it. She also talked about something she wanted us to improve which is to keep washing your hands to stay away from any germs so that you will not get sick .
By: Tiffany Zheng
The LPS student of the week is Jarrod Hong-Mitchell. Jarrod is from Korea. He came to Luther Prep because he wanted to live in the United States. Some of Jarrod's favorite things about Prep are the chromebooks and hanging out with friends because he doesn’t really get to do that in Korea. His favorite class is Earth and Space Science because he really likes Professor Archer. His favorite weekend activities are playing Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, or video games. Jarrod told me that he wants to get a PHD in economy in the future. I asked Jarrod what his favorite cafeteria food was and he said “I like taco night because, when I work, I don’t need to change the food.”
By: Jayden Mielke
Prep students are well prepared for the imminent cold snap. As the first half of the semester passes by students at Prep are looking forward to new challenges to stay away from the winter. Standardized tests are coming on the way, and most juniors are going to have their first trials on the ACT or SAT. Junior student Eric Jiang will have his SAT and TOEFL test soon. In the interview, he shared his comments for preparing the test. “The opportunity and pressure definitely coexist,” he said, “everyone has his time zone, and a steady pattern is just what we need to deal with everything.” He also points, “the school work is taking up too much time, and there’s only few leisure hours left for standardized tests.”
By: Henry Zhang
Coffee vs. Monster
Coffee is one of the most commonly found drinks in America today. However, there is a big argument whether coffee or energy drinks, such as Monster, are better for you. According to research done by the Caffineinformer, "one 16 oz. cup of coffee has double the amount of caffeine than a 16 oz. can of Monster." One reason why I prefer to drink coffee is the sugar level. In one can of the Monster drinks, there is about 54 grams of sugar. This is about 13.5 teaspoons (caffineinformer). Even if I like a little sugar in my coffee, it won’t add up to the amount in energy drinks. While this is my opinion, you may want to think wisely next time you pick up either coffee or an energy drink.
By: Katherine Kopplin
Roanoke was the first American colony founded in 1585. However, it is also a great historical mystery. A British man named Sir Walter Raleigh founded Roanoke and then let 115 colonists from Great Britain settle there. After a year of living there, the colonists began to run low on supplies. This made their leader, John White, travel back to England to retrieve more. Unfortunately, he was not able to return to Roanoke for another 3 years due to the Spanish Armada’s attack on England. When he finally returned, the whole colony had mysteriously disappeared. “Not a single person remained at the colony, though there was no sign of any struggle to indicate they had been raided” (allthatsinteresting.com). Nobody knows what happened to these colonists. There are theories, but this historical mystery will probably remain unsolved.
By: Abby Micheel
The Sound of a Great Cause
The Luther Prep baseball team is already working on the field and in the weight room this fall to prepare for the spring season. With baseball season officially only 164 days away, several members of the Luther Prep baseball team have been working hard at Prep and at the Thundercat's baseball training facility in Lake Mills to make sure they are fully prepared for the season to come. When I asked Owen Cox (one of the players training at Thundercats) what it's like to train with the professionals in Lake Mills, he said, “It’s just nice to have 1 on 1 training with somebody who actually knows what they are talking about. I have noticed significant improvements since I started the program." By: Nathaniel Arndt
Advice from Ana
The Sound of Music is playing at the Towne Cinema as a one time event this Sunday at 1:45 in the afternoon. The movie revolves around the time of World War II with a protagonist named Maria. Maria is played by Julie Andrews, who is a free-spirited young girl who is studying in an abbey to become a nun. She is soon assigned to nanny seven children and later on falls in love with the kids’ father. Everyone who goes is invited to sing along to the songs and participate in a costume contest. The audience’s money will be benefiting a local charity. “Proceeds will help fund future Watertown Concert Series programming” (towne-cinema.com). So, make this a part of your weekend plans today.
By: Abby Micheel
Spring is Near
Ana Glisper started her junior year at Luther Prep back in August. She is enjoying the privileges of becoming an upperclassman and is looking forward to being able to keep her phone senior year. Ana gave some helpful advice to underclassmen about junior year saying, “Make sure you are ready to work hard, you will have a lot to do, but ultimately it is worth it.” Ana also added that Tutor Hirsh helps take off some of the stress of junior year by making time to connect with the girls. One thing Ana is excited for in the winter is basketball. She hopes to have a good season and is pumped to be a part of the team. Make sure to support the team and Ana as the basketball season approaches.
By: Ireland Moore
There is a hair dryer to help people’s hair become healthier - this product is called the Dyson Supersonic. This product is super popular in the world right now. Dyson is a technology company in Great Britain. It cost a few billion pounds to invent this product. The advantage to this product is to help people more quickly to dry their hair. At the same time, it could not hurt your hair when you use their hair dryer. However, it is very expensive to buy it. Each Dyson Supersonic costs about $550. Even though it is so expensive, there are still some people who would like to buy it - especially the ladies. A lady who is from China said: "Expensive is not its fall, it’s my fall." In Instagram and Facebook, more and more people would like to suggest people to buy it.
By: Rita Ren
The Milwaukee Brewers are playing for the National League Championship this week against the LA Dodgers. The winner of this series goes on to play in the World Series against either the Houston Astros or the Boston Red Sox. The Brewers last World Series appearance was in 1982. “The Brewers have enough right-handed power up and down their lineup to take Kershaw deep a couple of times, and that would mean handing a lead over to Milwaukee's lights-out bullpen.” said Dan Mullen of ESPN. The Brewers are expected to win the series and go to the World Series.
By: Ryan Lange
Come Join Forensics!
The forensics team at this school is preparing for another great year. The forensics team is getting ready for another tournament this year, and you should join! They do acting bits and debate among other events. One of the members, Katie Kopplin, said that ”I think everyone should try it out at least once. It helps with stage fright and public speaking.” Some of the members include Karly Mathena, Jacob Schwark and many others. You should come along to Professor Krogmann’s room and check it out. Try doing speeches and debates at forensics!
By: Jarrod Hong-Mitchell
A Historical Mystery
The Brewers claimed the National League Central Division Champion title last Monday after their game at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs. I learned from Adam McCalvy of mlb.com that back “on September 1, the Brewers were five games behind the Cubs, and it looked like Wild Card or bust.” Now the Brewers had overcome the odds and were up against Chicago to play for the title. The stakes of this game were set high, and both teams came ready to play. The Cubs planned to start lefty pitcher Jose Quintana, but the Brewers did not disclose that information prior to Monday. This NL Central Division title had not been earned by the Brewers since 2011 and now could potentially lead to a World Series appearance and victory. They have since beat the Colorado Rockies and now wait to play either the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Atlanta Braves. By: Elisa Marggraf
Mrs. Krause is the sweetest woman on the Luther Prep campus of all time. Mrs. Krause has been serving students and staff on campus for years. She is most well known for her kindness and the candies in her office. I went around the dorms asking a few senior students about Mrs. Krause. They were all overjoyed to tell their stories about her. Most of their stories were about how she helped them out of a problem, or how she was just being nice. John Karow says, "Mrs. Krause is awesome because she gives all of us candy." Noah Weinstein followed up with, "And she is like a saint!" We truly appreciate all of the work that Mrs. Krause does for us. We cannot thank her enough.
By: David Pitzner
What Happened in the World ?
Indonesia had a terrible earthquake and a tsunami on September 28. Indonesia is an island country in Asia. This country is made up by so many islands. In Indonesia, there is a very famous island called Bali. Bali is a beautiful island, a lot of people from other countries would like to visit there. About one month ago, Indonesia held a significant sports event in the capital of Indonesia, Djakarta. But now, they have a considerable challenge for the people there. Last week, a very high level of earthquake happened in Indonesia, Sulawesi. Also this earthquake caused a huge tsunami. A lot of people died in this earthquake and tsunami, and so many people lost their friends and family. Hope they can get better. Finally, if you have a chance, you can visit there. Indonesia is a beautiful island.
By. Elsie Yu
Appreciation for the Dorm Mom
The Pagel children should come to Professor Pagel’s class more often. We have all seen the two blonde-haired boys running around campus plenty of times. The children you have been seeing belong to Leann and Martin Pagel. Their names are Vincent and Oscar. Vincent is four years old, while Oscar is two. Plenty of Professor Pagel’s students would love to see them around more often. The students would pay attention better to class because they would want to make the two boys proud. Not to mention, his children love being in the classroom! When asked about if they would behave, Pagel said this: “They never misbehave - they are perfect, just like their momma.” This is a campus-wide opinion, and perhaps someday the Pagels will get the hint.
By: Megan Boldt
In Your Face
Briana Olivias was having a normal day when her iPhone 7 abruptly blew up on February 22. “So my iPhone 7 plus blew up this morning, and I was not even using it, literally no explanation for this” (Briana Olivias - Twitter). During the release of the iPhone 7, many other people had claimed of the explosion of their iPhone as well. Now with the iPhone XS out, people are worried about the malfunctions of the new phone. Although bugs and little problems are bound to happen, bigger things like the phone not charging and the battery dying quickly are not things that should be common. One of the biggest problems iPhone XS people have noticed is the bad reception. Apple has said little about it but did release an IOS for its customers. Hopefully, no phones blow up in people’s faces this time.
By: Esther Robinson
Click here for a video of Professor Hahm speaking on education in the USA and the rest of the world.
By; Alexander Heiman
Catching the Dub
The Varsity Volleyball team won at the Shoreland Tournament last Saturday. I interviewed Marisa Shevey; watch this video.
By: Sarah Thede
Nate Arndt: Proof of Research: Video shown to professor
Megan Boldt: Proof of Research: Fink, Jenni. “Hurricane Michael Claimed Lives, Damaged Homes and Caused Massive Power Outages.” Newsweek, 11 Oct. 2018, www.newsweek.com/hurricane-michael-aftermath-damage-panama-city-power-outages-fatalities-1164417.
Alexander Heiman: Proof of Research: Interview Sheet
Picture: My phone
Jarrod Hong-Mitchell: Proof of Research: https://mcpasd.k12.wi.us/sites/mcpasd.k12.wi.us/files/content/parents/parent-resources/curriculum-guides/mhs-course-book-13-14.pdf
Katherine Kopplin: Proof of Research: Personal Interviews
Ryan Lange: Proof of Research:http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24953817/your-friday-nlcs-guide-los-angeles-dodgers-stop-milwaukee-brewers-momentum
Elisa Marggraf: Proof of Research: Signed document
Picture: Google drive
Abby Micheel: Proof of Research:
“Towne Cinema || Located in Watertown, WI.” Towne Cinema | Watertown, WI, www.towne-cinema.com/showtimes/.
Jayden Mielke: Proof of Research: signed document
Ireland Moore: Proof of Research: Rosenbaum, Sophia. “How Heartbreaking Turtle Video Sparked Plastic Straw Bans.” Time, Time, 17 July 2018, time.com/5339037/turtle-video-plastic-straw-ban/.
David Pitzner: Proof of Research: “Tour De France Trophy Stolen from Display.” CNN, Cable News Network, 10 Oct. 2018, edition.cnn.com/2018/10/10/sport/tour-de-france-trophy-team-sky-geraint-thomas-spt-intl/index.html.
Rita Ren: Proof of Research: https://www.google.com/search?q=%E6%88%B4%E6%A3%AE%E5%90%B9%E9%A3%8E%E6%9C%BA&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSxN3AnoHeA
Esther Robinson: Proof of Research: http://www.towne-cinema.com/
Sarah Thede: Proof of Research:
Elsie Yu: Proof of Research; “First Hotel on the Moon Finally Opens.” News of Future: First Hotel on the Moon Finally Opens,
Picture: Williams, Matt. “How Long Is a Day on the Moon?” Universe Today, 10 July 2017,
Henry Zhang: Proof of Research: Interview document of Eric Jiang
Picture: Taking by Henry
Tiffany Zheng: Proof of Research: interviewed Mrs. Krause
Picture: Took picture from Mrs. Krause