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  • corsaireMarch 2015HAUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL

    How to Catch a Leprechaun

    See Page 17

    Spring Break 2015See Page 7

    #HomeoftheBucsSee Page 20

    Volume XVII Number 5

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    NEWS3 April Fools

    4 On this Day

    5 Destination Imagination


    10 To Prom or Not to Prom?

    10 Extra-Curricular, Extra-Time

    Message from the NewsiesThe Newsies would like to wish everyone a happy Easter, and hope you all have a fun Spring Break!

    On the CoverThe March cover features Junior Kirkland Seals on the mound during the military game against

    Northwood on March 11th.

    FEATURES11 Cleaning out Clutter

    11 Spring Styles

    17 Upcoming Flicks

    SPORTS19 Baseball Begins

    21 New Kids on the Block

    23 Free Agency Frenzy


    10 20 #HomeoftheBucs

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    FEATURES11 Cleaning out Clutter

    11 Spring Styles

    17 Upcoming Flicks

    SPORTS19 Baseball Begins

    21 New Kids on the Block

    23 Free Agency Frenzy

    by Madison Farquhar

    Senior Projectsby Megan Birdwell

    On April 1st, the first thing on many Americans minds is how they can trick their friends and ulimately win the coveted title of Best April Fools Joke of All Time. This may seem like an unusual tradition, but for many here in the U.S.A., April would not be the same without it.

    April Fools Day originated all the way back in the 1500s. France decided to change their calendar so that their new year would begin in January instead of April, so that they would match the Romans. However, word of the change traveled slowly and people in rural parts of the country continued to celebrate the New Year in April. These country-dwellers became known as April Fools.

    Today, the term April Fools takes on an entirely different

    meaning. The tradition today is to play jokes on other friends and family members, making it many practical jokers favorite holiday. April Fools jokes range anywhere from harmless and hilarious to dangerous and outrageous. Many students at Haughton enjoy getting in on the fun.

    Freshman Chace Ostermeyer said, I replaced the cream in Oreos with toothpaste and gave them to my grandpa.

    Sophomore Craig McCoy said, My parents told me that I was adopted.

    Senior Raynekia Thomas said, When I was younger, my parents told me that I would grow up to be very tall.

    April Fools Day can be a fun way to play tricks on friends and family. However, it could be the other way around also. Watch out, and have a happy April Fools Day.

    Seniors around Haughton are all preparing their senior projects for the judges. Just like last semester, this group of seniors has proven to be up to the Buccaneer standards.

    Many seniors have shown that they have a heart for service. JD Upshaw is repairing an engine for a van to be used at a local church. Taylor Breed is organizing care packages for deployed military personnel. Shatia Smith is volunteering at the V.A. hospital to work with veterans. Christian Lopez is volunteering at an animal shelter and working with dogs to prepare them for their adoptive families. Lauren

    Washington is raising money and other donations for a childrens home.

    Some other seniors are taking a more creative approach to their senior project. Jessica Tabor is making a guitar. Taylor Beck is creating a workout video. Camdon Green is creating a painting to be featured in an art show. Jerald Trotter is teaching a self-defense class. Trey Jolley is starting a guitar repair business.

    With all of the upcoming projects, there are many opportunities to help the seniors. Contact Mrs. Temple or Mrs. Dowden to ask how you can get involved.

    Upcoming Tryoutsby Ashley Smith

    Its Tryout time!

    Tryouts:Cheer March 26th

    Danceline April 7th

    Girls Soccer Mid-AprilBoys Basketball May Girls Basketball May Softball MayVolleyball MayBaseball June

    Signups:Cross Country AugustFootball May

    *Stay tuned into the announcements for more



    April Fools

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    62 Days Left of School! LA Granite

    The BUCS! One month left, Seniors!

    Haughton Lady Bucs would like to wish

    all of HHS a


    On this Dayby Taylor BreedMARCH 20TH 1413 Henry IV of England died.1602 The Dutch East India Company was established.1616 Sir Walter Raleigh was freed from the Tower of London after 13 years of imprisonment.1726 Isaac Newton, English physicist,mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher died.1811 Napoleon II, French emperor, was born.1852 Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin was published.1854 The Republican Party of the United States was organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.1982 - U.S. scientists returned from Antarctica with the first land mammal fossils found.1916 Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity.1933 George Altman, American baseball player, was born.

    1942 World War II: In South Australia General Douglas MacArthur makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he said, I came out of Bataan and I shall return.1952 The United States Senate ratified a peace treaty with Japan.1985 Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the 1,135-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.1985 -- CBS-TV presented The Romance of Betty Boop. 1996 -- The U.K. announced that humans could catch CJD (Mad Cow Disease).2003 2003 Invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries (the UK, Australia, and Poland) began military operations in Iraq.2015 A total solar eclipse will occur.2015 The Corsaire March Edition comes out!

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    Destination Imagination

    by Dakota Digilormo

    Haughtons Destination Imagination teams competed in the Louisiana State Tournament on March 7th. Haughton competed against several schools from across the state. The Improv Team (Logan Turner, Valerie Bass, Courtney Jackson, Dalton Smiley, and Meagan McMillian) placed 1st in Instant Challenge, 1st overall, and also received a special award: The Renaissance Award. The Structure Team (Jordan Digilormo, Dakota Digilormo, Michael Hardcastle, Carlea Brown, Korie Rhodes, Maddie Corrente, and Morgan Walker) placed 1st as well. The Service Learning Team (Lillian Poe, Stefani Wheeler, and Riley Vincent) placed 1st in Instant Challenge and 2nd overall.

    Haughtons Scientific Team (Richard Clair, Lillian Poe, Austin Ramsey, Trey Jolley, and Nathan McMillian) competed, placing 2nd overall.

    Structure Team Manager Mrs. Freeman said, The DI program builds my faith in this generation. It is refreshing to see a group of students thinking outside of the box and so determined to succeed.

    Improv Team member Courtney Jackson said, D.I. allows you to solve problems in unconventional ways. I love being a part of this amazing, creative program!

    Teams that placed 1st in the state tournament are eligible to advance to Global Finals in May.

    Haughton Middle Schoolsupports

    Boys Basketball & Girls Softball2015

    GO BUCS!

    DI members from L to R Stefani Wheeler, Nathan McMillian, Valerie Bass, Richard Clair, Meagan McMillian, Logan Turner, Korie Rhodes, Jordan Digilormo, Morgan Walker, and Mrs. Freeman take a selfie while waiting for the Louisiana State Tournament closing ceremony.

    The Improv Team from L to R Mrs. Farley, Meagan

    McMillian, Logan Turner, Dalton

    Smiley, and Valerie Bass move to the

    floor to receive their awards.

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    Recently, Haughton discovered its very own superstar. Jessica Raley is the speech teacher here at Haughton as well as the head of Encore Drama Club and the Destination Imagination Improv team, which recently won at the state D.I. competition. Mrs. Raley entered the Sound Off singing competition. Out of thousands of contestants who entered, Mrs. Raley placed in the top 20 finalists. This is a huge accomplishment for her as well as Haughton.

    When asked about her singing career she said, I have been singing my whole life. When I was little, I used to sing and give little performances in the living room for my family. Later, I sang with a band, but then I had my kids, so then I had a new career. Right now I sing with my church and perform at weddings. I

    have always loved country music. Reba McEntire has always been my musical inspiration, and her song Fancy is the song I love to sing most.

    When asked about participating in the Sound Off contest, Raley

    said, I loved the contest! They gave all the finalists

    the superstar treatment. We did photo shoots, got our hair and makeup done, and even went to Blade Studios and did promotional videos.

    I especially loved the performance. The rush

    of the performance gives you that natural high, and being

    on T.V. is great, too! The competition meant a lot to me and reminded me that no matter how old you are, as long as you have a passion and God knows you have that passion, anything is possible!

    #RowdyRaleyby Mason Hooper

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    Upcoming Events of 2015

    Spring Break- March 30th- April 6th

    Easter- April 5th

    Prom- April 18th

    Graduation Rehearsal for Seniors- May 15th

    Graduation for Seniors- May 16th

    Last Day of School- May 21st

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