Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Club Feature: The Cheese Club
‘’Its Goooood To Be Chheeessyy’’

Sponsor: Mr. Evans

President: Olivia Pierce

Important Dates:   Meeting 9/30/2015
                               Cheesy Conference 10/2/2015

Who can join? Any HHS students

What is it About? Cheese of course!

Where? Rm 211

BOOK REVIEW with Ellis

The Picture Of Dorian Grey
Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Wilde is talented like no other Victorian writer, unlike the cumbersome prose of Dickens and Thomas Hardy, Wilde spins words into fantastic shapes that illuminate his singular novel in silver and sunlight, then turn shadowy and corrupt as Dorian Grey does.
Dorian, a young English aristocrat of exceptional beauty, as well as miraculous virtue, is introduced to Lord Henry by the painter Basil, for whom Dorian had been posing as a painting model. Henry immediately assured Dorian that all his morality was inhibiting him from truly living his life, and in a fit of passion, Dorian accidentally sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty, and for the rather gorgeous painting done by Basil to age for him. As the story progresses, Dorian grows more and more hedonistic and villainous, all the while his painting grows more and more hideous. By the end of the novel you will be demanding Dorian’s punishment, and believe me when I say that his end is a fitting one.
For those worried that the language will be too difficult, it is an easier read than you would assume. It will engross you in ways that the best psychological thrillers will. You will begin to hate Dorian, but you never really lose sight of the innocent young boy from the beginning. Not until the very final pages does Dorian lose his humanity entirely. An excellent read, however, not for those easily bothered by morally compromised heroes. I would recommend it to any fan of classic literature, and even if that is not your thing, give it a shot. I promise it is worth your time.

2015 Homecoming Week   

The gym decorated for the pep rally.
    Last week, Homewood High School had a very successful Homecoming Week. On Monday, everybody showed their American spirit and dressed up for patriotic day. On Tuesday, everybody suited up for work as career day. There were many students in scrubs and professionally dressed. Wednesday, the capes were flying everywhere when people came to school dressed up as their favorite superheros. There were also a few villains scattered throughout the school. Thursday, the students dressed according to their class themes. For Freshmen, it  was classy day and everybody was looking nice in their tuxedos and dresses. Juniors chose a 70’s theme, Sophomores chose a jungle theme, and the Seniors went for a “Jingle John Carroll” theme to win pod decorations. It was Christmas in September in the English Pod. For the last day of Homecoming, people came to school in overalls to continue the tradition of “Overall Victory.” This was a huge hit. On Friday, we ended the day with a pep rally. As the band played and the senior moms danced, everybody had a great time. That night, the football squad had a victory over John Carroll in a blowout game. Finally, the homecoming dance finished off Saturday night. Everybody had a great time with Coach Sills as the DJ. In the end, Homecoming Week was very successful. Go Patriots!

Story Contributed by: E. Schablow, H. Wales, G. Holmes, P. Jackins
Senior Pod
The Seniors took first place for pod decorations.