By Austin Veal
It has been 27 years since Louisville won their last NCAA championship. The top-ranked Cardinals triumphed 82–76 over Michigan to win the championship in New Orleans on Monday night after a tournament filled with upsets, and a particularly heartbreaking injury for Kevin Ware. The Cardinals wore his No. 5 during warm-up, with “Ri5e to the Occasion” written on the front. Ware watched the game on the sidelines. Luke Hancock, named the Most Outstanding Player after scoring 22 points, led Louisville to victory. Other high scorers from the Cardinals were Peyton Siva, who scored 18, and Chane Behanan, who chipped in 15.
By Santina Ristaino
Whether it’s pants or shorts, the trends always change. They’re either too short, too high, or too low. Now that the temperature has risen, it’s time to bring out those shorts. Between fashion magazines and our school campus, denim, high waisted, and even brightly colored shorts are quickly becoming high fashion.
When it comes to shorts, however, it is possible for them to be too short. Remember to follow CCHS dress code and show self respect when choosing your shorts.
Just like shorts, pants come in many fashionable styles. Even though it’s 2013, a reminder is needed that overly loose or baggy pants are not only in violation the dress code, but they’re also unfashionable.
Young men and women should not be afraid to flaunt some style with their choices of shorts and pants, but it is important to remember to follow dress code policies. You want people to talk about how well you dress, not about how poor your fashion choices have become. People are always going to have a passion for fashion, but it’s how you approach it that matters most.
By Fatima Salcedo and Karolina Ruiz
On May third through the fifth, the Dare to Dance Convention will be taking place at the Renaissance Esmeralda Hotel in Indian Wells. Fifteen professional choreographers will be instructing classes in a variety of dance styles. This event will be hosted by Christy Lane, professional choreographer and award winner, also known as “America’s most popular and respected dance instructor.”
The purpose of this event is to have a good time, and also for PE teachers and dance instructors to learn new dances to enhance their curriculum. This event, however, is open to everyone from 9 to 90 years old. Each class starts at the elementary level and continues up during the day. Every dance instructor will be in a private room.
Students from Cathedral City High School will receive a 25% discount when signing up for the classes by using the code “CCHS.” If you are interested in picking up some new dance moves or just having an amazing time with professional dancers from all over the country, don’t waste any time and sign up for the classes of your choice!
Visit www.daretodanceconvention.com for more information
By Courtney Stump
As we get into spring, fashion begins to get brighter, lighter, and more fun. A trend that exemplifies this upbeat springtime attitude is floral prints.
Floral prints come in all different shapes in sizes. Despite their bold look, florals always look nice and are a good addition to your closet. They can look romantic and flirty, or fun and cute. With a floral print you can go out of the ordinary and get a piece of clothing that has bold florals, or a piece of clothing that has subtle florals. The choice is up to you and depends on your taste.
Floral prints are seen in almost every type of clothing. They are very common on shirts and blouses, but have been more recently seen on pants and shorts. It’s a good idea to add floral bottoms to your closet because they add variation to a closet full of plain bottoms.
If you want to go with a more romantic outfit definitely wear a short floral print dress. If you want to wear a more casual yet still cute outfit try wearing a long and flowy floral dress.
Until next time our fashion followers...
Welcome to Thursday Theater! Sit back, relax, and enjoy short films created by CCHS students. Check back every week for a new short film!
This week’s short film is “Honey Bear,” created by Joseph Arzuaga and Devin McQuinn, tells the story of a lonely honey bear waiting to be freed from his store shelf.
By Courtney Stump
On March 20, Cathedral City High School’s (CCHS) Chamber Singers embarked on a journey to Hawaii. They vistied the island of Oahu to compete in the WorldStrides Heritage competition.
Outperforming numerous other choirs, including Palm Desert High School, CCHS’s Chamber Singers received gold recognition, the highest rating for high school competitors. “Competitions are one of the best parts of Chamber Singers,” said CCHS Chamber member Michelle Green. “Competitions give members a chance to learn what they need to improve on…and winning is also fun,” said Green.
Director Fides May Le Roy has high ambitions for the group’s future. ”Next year we are going to the Festival of Gold,” said Le Roy. “It will be a good challenge for us because it’s a higher level competition.”
Competing was not the only thing that the Chamber Singers did while in Hawaii. “We also sang at Pearl Harbor,” said Le Roy. The Chamber Singers also had the chance to see the island of Oahu by shopping at the International Market, snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, and hiking at Diamond Head. For many, it was the trip of a lifetime.
In order to go on this trip, Chamber Singer members spent much of the year fundraising. Even though the trip required much work and dedications, the memories made and the lessons learned proved to be well worth the effort.
By Moises Murillo
Tyler Gregory Okonma became the frontman of his crew of young rabble-rousers known as Odd Future at their height in 2011. Since then, his collaborative has released many mix tapes and gained a wide fan base.
Okonma, better known by his stage name, “Tyler, The Creator,” has released two solo albums, and his third album, Wolf, is set to be released April 2nd.
Okonma’s previous albums were highly critiqued because of his dark, often misogynistic and violent lyrics. Canadian pop duo Tegan & Sara wrote an open letter decrying homophobia in his music. Okonma’s manager has said that his music has evolved and believes that his offensive lyrics have changed. Okonma has become a pioneer for self production by producing his own music, music videos, designing tour posters and merchandise.
Now 20 years old, Okonman is grappling with some deeply rooted personal problems, from the absence of his father to the death of his grandmother and his rise to fame. Odd Future fans might find this album to be another part of his dysfunctional belt, but a closer listen will prove that this album shows growth.
The album may be all over the place, but for fans, it is definitely worth the listen. If you’re looking for a one trick pony, then you should try a different artist.
Parental Advisory is required because the album does contain vulgar language and racy subjects. Critics have given this album 3.5-4.5 out of five stars. Fans have anticipated the album since Tyler took to Twitter to announce its release. The wait is over because the album is to be released tomorrow (4/2).
By Courtney Stump
Every year a major fashion event is held right here in our very own Coachella Valley. 2013 marks the eighth annual El Paseo Fashion Week. El Paseo Fashion Week showcases not only the newest collections from major designers, but also new and upcoming designers as well. This week-long event features over twenty designers, including eleven former Project Runway contestants.
What many don’t know is that El Paseo Fashion Week is much more than models on a runway. On sunday March 17, a style and beauty bash was held to raise money for local charities. There were more than thirty hair and makeup professionals in attendance to cater to any person willing to pay thirty dollars for their services.
On March 18, a group of FIDM alumni from the past three decades showed pieces from their collections, including clothes from Karen Kane, Heathyr Lawrence, and Clay Sadler.
Also, on Wednesday March 20, Michael Costello debuted his spring 2013 collection. This was no ordinary runway show. Costello shared the runway with eleven Project Runway designers who also showcased their latest collections.
CCHS students have been on hand every night during Fashion Week. ”I was really pleased with what I saw this year, but I’m even more excited to see what I will see next year,” said senior Karolina Ruiz. Check back after spring break for photos and videos from the event.
By Nick Diliberto
1. The human brain has the capacity to store everything you ever experience in your lifetime. That’s more than any computer in existence.
2. You can raise your heart rate up to 30% during a yawn.
3. Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second.
4.1 in 20 people has an extra rib bone.
5. You grow more hair in the morning than in the evening.
6. The human thigh bone is stronger than concrete. Breaking this bone in half is considered by many to be the most painful thing that can happen to a human.
7. The average human swallows 4 cups, or 1 quart, of mucous every day. #nasty
8. Every cigarette smoked cuts at least 5 minutes from the average lifespan, which is roughly the time it takes to smoke one cigarette.
9. Panophobia is the fear of everything. Yeah, people actually have that. Sounds terrifying.
10. Only about 4 people in the current poplulation will live to 116.