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THE FULL MOON
Recipe for a Happy Holiday
By Courtney Brown
With litUe children acting especially nice, parking lots full at local malls, and the distant sound
of Christmas carols heard over retail store speakers, one can only guess the season of glad tidmgs
and great joy is upon us. Yes indeed, "Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Jmt recently
I have become aware of the true meaning of Christmas because in years past the determmmg
factor between a good Christmas and a bad Christmas was the amount of presents I received.
Christmas to me is helping someone less fortunate than myself. This isn’t hard to do and >^u don t
have to look far to find someone that needs help. I’m glad to see some school clubs are perfommg
community services that helpothers.TheFHA just finished their Coatsfor Kids tovewhichwill
provide a warm coat for a child on a cold winter morning. Also the FCA had a Christn^ party
for their Little Brothers/Litde Sisters to show the kids how much we care for them, ^er the
holidays look for ways to help out others not only in your house, but in your neighborhood and
community also. All it takes is a Uttle time to make someone’s holiday season meanmgfol. So
before you go to bed at night think about what you have done for someone else durmg the day
and remember that feeling you get because it will surely make you want to do it ag^n.
FHA members check coats before taking them to Dun-Rite Laundry,
We All Have "One of Those Days"
By Leslie Morgan
for school. To start the day off you get up on the wrong side of the Jou
day is going to be a tenible one for you. You go to take a shower only to find out there is no m
hot water. It’s bad to have to take a cold shower in the winter. You f ‘ ^
freezing cold and you forgot to get a towel out of the closet. After all of this ^ *
and you go to get dressed. It takes you forever to try to find somethmg to wear,^ame y
clothes are dirty. After you get dressed, you go to dry your hair and your hajrdryw
you have to towel^lry it For most of the girls after they dry their hair, they have to put ^ m Ae
up. Some girls are lucky; they don’t have to wear make-up, while others, like
anywhere without make-up. You wouldn’t think anythmg else could go wrong. While you
putting on your mascara your hand slips and you have this big black dot on your face.
Finally, you’re ready to leave to go to school. You go to get in your car and realize th« you
have left your books in your room. Going back inside to get them is going to cause you to
forschool. Onthewaytoschoolyou’respeeding trying to get there on time and you p^sAe cop
that stands and directs traffic at the lower parking lot You slam on breaks ®
decide to pull you. You look in your rearview mirror and sure, he s nraing aroun . p
and gives you a ticket for going 50 in a 35. Now you’re really late ^^hool ^
During the class you take a big test and you don’t know anythmg on it After you y 8
start to get a little better. I guess this shows that if you do wake up on the
i^g sTd^ofrLl it’s nof going to be such a great Soladviseyou to just stay home.
Published nine times per year by the journalism class
at Albemarle High School
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Courtney Brown - Editor-in-Chief
Jessica Poplin - Co-Editor/Business Manager
Mysty Blalock - News Editor Sally Lowder - Features Editor
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Christy Brooks. Natasha Byrd. Christy Hendrick. Jonathan Holt,
Tina Lee. Shanta Maske, Leslie Morgan. Reishanna Monison, Kim
Wendy Smoak, Brian Snyder
Wishes of Christmases Past
And what do you want for Christmas? Remem
ber as a child being asked by everyone in sight
what you wanted for Christmas Eve? Christmas
is an anxiously awaited holiday by children and
kids at heart everywhere! Nowadays with the
many cars, dolls, electronics and games, our wish
lists take much time and many hard decisions to
complete. Now being in high school many AHS
students feel Christmas just “ain’t like it used to
be.” Sadly enough most teenagers won’t find a
rocking horse, race car track, or Barbie dolls
waiting for them under their tree for Chnstmas.
For those of you that still race out of the bed at 3
o’clock the same day of the year to tinker and
experiment with their newly acquired gadgets,
good luck! But, for those who have to remember
the good ‘ole days, here are a few fave s on
Christmas lists past.
Mimi Austin- Care Bears!
Kerry Brooks- A bike with motorcycle handles
John Stokes- shotguns
Jeremy Talbert- rifles
Harold Poston- bows and arrows
Brian Smith- Trucks
Jeff Euto- Go cart
Jill Smith- Cabbage Patch Kids
Kelly Russell- The Bible
Christy Brooks- A rose that died the day after
Amanda Yandle-HOT WHEELS
David Cranford- GI Joe
Robby Bailey- My Yurtle the Turtle book. It
Danny Benoy- HE-MAN
Leslie Boyd-1 got the chicken pox!!
Marissa Tuzenew- A gold necklace from my
grandfather with a ring that belonged to my
Tony Simon- a big 20" woofer speaker
Alicia Quarles- money
Suzanne Sharpe- a bride’s dress, with flowers
and a veil
Brooke Simpson- a bake set
Alicia Hartsell- Buzzy the Cookie Cutter
Chad Ingold- Trans-Formers (They were great!)
Ella Lee- Barbies!
Kou Lee- money and bicycles
Betty Medley- tea sets
Karen Morton- A red wagon that my brothers
pulled me around in
Rich Myers- B.B. Gun (It really paid off)
Rshonda Corpening- A certain N. Stanly ball
Mandy Horton- Cocker Spaniel
Chris Cotton- A wolf!
Sit Ubu Sit: Good Dog; Whoofl!
Whatever name you decide upon, make it
something you like, because you'll be saying that
name thousands of times during the pet's life!
By Shanta Maske
When people buy a pet. the pet's name is changed the cat’s name to Connie,
given much consideration. An excessive amount
of hard turmoil, time, and effort are spent to find
the perfect name for their perfect animal.
People may name their animals based upon
the animals looks or characteristics, such as Josh
Catesdid. HenamedhisdogSandy. AndBrooke
SimpsonhasadogshenamedBear. Some people
may name their animals according to a feeling
that their pet gives them when they are around the
pet. Tanisha Hamilton calls her dog Lucky.
LatwanaLennon named her dog Champ. Others
may name their animals after someone famous or
just a everyday common name that they like.
Brian Ellington named his dog Tammy. Kino
Lilly has a dog he calls Dino. Adrian Kimrey has
Lowder has a cat whose name she had to change.
Originally the cat was called Bonnie, but after her
dad remarried to a lady named Bonnie, she
Sally hugs her "Connie Cat.”
Are Your Nights Colorful?
Once you lay your head on your fluffy pillow
and slowly drift into sleep, you cross a line. Not
a line into evil, but aline into the world of dreams.
While you are pleasantly catching some z’s. you
are not always aware of what you are doing.
Did you know you change sleeping positions
about 30 times a night? Did you know you have
anywhere from four to six dreams anight? Were
you aware of these things going on? Sometimes
we remember our dreams—usually the last one
we had. Whether you remember your dreams in
the mornings when you wake does not matter,
because you still dreamt the night before.
Scientists have learned when your eye starts
twitching under your eyelid you are dreaming.
They gave this the name REM (not ihe group!)
and it stands for rapid eye movement. With this
knowledge scientists have been able to learn a lot
of intriguing facts about dreams. Your first
dreams are short, only arourxl ten minutes, an
your last dream is around 40 minutes. Studi®*
have also showed that women dream more th***
men ar»d that children dream more than adult*’
Pretty interesting, don’t you think? Have y®'*
ever thought about any of this before?
Are your dreams in color or in black
white? Or is this another something you
ever given much thought? Very few pcoP
dream in full color, but it is not necessarily
black and white either. It seems some
color tint to them. Maybe they are in shade*
red or shades of blue mixed with the black
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I’m not sure if you have paid attcntio
are a fascinating part of life. Next time you h* ^
a dream see what you remember. DreamsheP
keep life interesting and to keep hopes up-