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THE FULL MOON
EDITOR: SUSAN GRANTIER
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By Meonne Blalock
Jr. Civitans Recognize Teachers
The Junior Civitan Club is up to something new this year at AHS. Each month a different
teacher wiU be selected to be the Teacher of the Month. Each teacher will receive a personal
booklet filled with reasons from studaits on how that teacher is unique and special. The Teacher
of the Month will be rewarded in many ways according to the students' decision. One person will
stay after school two days of the month to assist the teacher in any way possible. Members of
the Junior Civitan Club who are involved in this newly formed program are as follows: Regina
Crowell, Misty Dennis, Jennifer Eller, Summer Holt, Rachel Kendall, Tracy Rabon, and Sara
To get this program underway, Mrs. Grigg has been selected as Teacher of the Month for
November. Congratulations, Mrs. Grigg!
Did You Know...
Which language is spoken most? If you are thinking in terms of the mostpopular international
language, you will probably answer “English” to that question. Yet, according to the 1990 Wo^
Alnnmac and Rook of Facts. Mandarin Chinese, spoken by some 844 million people, is the
language most used by the human family. This compares with 437 million, spread all over the
world, who speak EngUsh. Which language do you think would be third m the world league?
French or Spanish? No. It is Hindi, spoken by 338 million people, mainly m India.
By W.K. Morgan
Every crisis is different and individual, whether it’s dnig use, a runaway child, pregnancy or
a death in the family. Think of the Chinese character denoting crisis; it combines the symbols for
danger and opportunity. It is important to see the opportunity in a crisis as well as the danger.
The most common mistake made during a crisis is to assume that something must be done r ight
now! This is seldom the case. Here are four common elements that help us deal with a crisis:
1. Crises are often temporary. Remembering that this is a temporary problem helps us from
becoming so anxious we become paralyzed or overinvolved. Many times a crisis is simply a long
term problem we haven’t known about until now. If we suddenly discover we have cancer or our
daughter is sexually involved with someone or our child has been taking drugs. It’? a t>ig
happening! It certainly may be far from a geed happening, but it’s not necessarily a cnsis.
2 Few crisis need an immediate answer. Usually, there’s time to seek advice form s^eone
werespect, someone who has had similar experiences or who is acompetemiwofessional. It s^o
helpful to writedown all of ouroptions, including what would happen ifwe did rothmg at aU. This
may not be the best solution, but at least it should be considered among all of our choices.
3. It’s important to ask ourselves what would be the worst possible outcome. Once we^
state the worst possible outcome, we also realize we can actually cope with it It helps to ask. Will
we live through this?"
4. Always try to keep the monkey on the back of the person(s) responsible for the problem.
If it’s your teaiager who has run away from home and is telephoning you for money, he or she
may need to know they’re welcome to return home. However, it’s their responsibility to come up
with the means of getting home, just as they figured out the means of running away. However,
parents may loan the teen money, backed up with collateral, in order to return home.
Remember, take a moment, breathe deeply, and relax. Write down all the possible choices, talk
them over with a person you respect, and think about your ability to cope with the worst possible
j>uliJi«.hed nine times per year by the journalism class
.Mbemarle High School
Member QuiU and Scroll
Meonne Blalock - Editor-in-Ciii?f
Marsh Riggins • Co-Editor
Shelly Austin- Business Manager Michael Blagg- Sports Editor
Leslie Morgan- Entertainment Editor
Susan Grantier - Features Editor Rachel Kendall and Mesheka Davis-News Editors
Jason Hazlett - Managing Editor
Susan Htthcock - Advisor
Bill Akbidge, My»ty Blatock, Courtney Brown, Seth Cain, Kristi Johnson,
Sally Lowder, Jessica Poplin
Look at Those Lips!
By Sally Lowder
No other single accessory suggests as much
femininity and glamour as red lipstick. Ever
since Revlon introduced Fire and Ice irel952 (the
other hotseller, LoveThatRed, debuted in 1956),
red lips have always been said to be bold, sexy,
and sophisticated. What’s changed and what is
new is when you wear it.
Today it seems like red lipstick goes on any
time or on any occasion. It’s like a fragrance that
when put on becomes apartof a person’s person
ality. For example, when asking some people
how they felt when having on red lipstick, they
responded by saying : "It makes me feel sexy",
"I feel fresh and new!" 'It makes me feel confi
dent and feel like I have beauty!" Many famous
people gave those same reasons. Look at Marilyn
Monroe. Would she have worn red lipstick all her
life because she thought it looked cute? No, I
don’t think so. She wore it to be vibrant and sexy
and her wearing red lipstick is remembered as
one of the big characteristics of Marilyn Monroe.
Though you might think that red lipstick is
just red lipstick, this is most certainly not true.
Red lipstick has changed since the 50’s; it’s not
so much the color as the difference between the
reds of the 50’s and today’s red. when you’re
talking about texture. Years ago you could have
a lipstick that stay ed on from morning til midday,
but now there is a full range of improved formu-
lations-from classic wax-based lipstick to high-
shine glosses. These lipsticks will stay on ten
times longer than the ones before and they won’t
stain your lips for days either! That’s always a
plus! Some red lipsticks to try for your money’s
worthare Lancome’sLeStylo in Claret, Revlon s
Coloishine in Sporting Red, Maybelline’s Lip
Pearls in Red Radiant and Estee Lauder’s Auto
matic Lipshine in Gingham Red. There’s also the
classics: Lancome’s Le Red, Ultima II s Norell
Red, and Elizabeth Arden’s Lacquer Red.
E>on’t be scared to wear red because of your
skin color, but make sure you always choose a red
that looks right for you. Make sure that you look
for a shade that complements your skin’s under
tones. So put some of that sizzle in your lips and
Show off those lips, ladles!
As Christmas Lists Are Made. Consider
Are All These "Things" Necessary?
By Susan Grantier
Your house has caught on fire. The flames are spreading quickly; it is probable that all of your
possessions will be lost. What would you grab as you ran out the door? Only what is needed for your
All of us are guilty. We, over the course of our lives, have accumulated vast amounts of junk -
"things" that we cannot live without. Most of our Uves are spent trying to obtain these "things". A
new hair dryer (even though the one you have now works fme). A ceramic figurine that sits on your
shelf and collects dust. Stop and think about it Do we really need these?
What would hqjpen if all people on this planet were forced to throw out each and every item that
they did not need? We could only keep those things that were absolutely vital to our survival. The
amount of "stuff thrown out would be staggering. And in today’s age of depleting space, this is not
aposiuvefact. Our planet is too crowded.
Perhaps it is time for all of us to get back to the basics. I’m not asking everyone to get rid of their
earthly possessions and live off the land. Just to look inside yourself and determine those things which
are truly important to you.
As the Christmas season approaches, keep these things in mind. Put a lot of thought towards your
purchases. And before composing that list for Santa, remember that the true spirit of Christmas is not
greed, but instead is peace and happiness for all rnankind.
Recycling Award for November
Cheers to themanufacturer of Downy Fabric Softer for their new ’refill." After purchasing the
plastic jug of Downy one time, the consumer is then able lo purchase a powder refill in a small paper
carton which is potired into the original jug; after filling the jug with water, the consumer has a new
jug of Downy! This innovation will save countless tons of nonbiodegradeable plastic in our landfills!