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Wesleyan Definitely Has Talent

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    The Varsity Girls’ Cross Country Team dances to the song “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin.”
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From singers to dancers to magicians to improvisers, it’s clear that Wesleyan’s Got Talent.    The Wesleyan talent show was a great success this year. With a full auditorium and a brilliant student section, it is safe to say that everyone was entertained by the amazing talent portrayed by the Wesleyan students. The show included music acts by sophomores Grayson Ragsdale, Sumeet Singh and Michelle Tan, Annabel Rushing and Gigi Huggins. Also juniors Zach Green and Jessie Roberts and sisters, senior, Mary Cowart and freshman, Annie Cowart. The last music act was a rap by the swag master himself, freshman Miller Thompson. The show also included dancing acts by many members of Wesleyan’s varsity cross country team including both freshmen and seniors Beck Coxhead, Kylie Reed, and Mary Cowart; juniors Nikki Villa and Nicole Fasciana; sophomore Emma Surber, and freshmen Quinn Kaloper, Ashley Doran, Mary Ann Manley, and Annie Cowart. The show also included a magic act by junior Xavier Cooper, “piano improve” by seniors Carter Gravitt and Emma Anderson, and a poetry reading by sophomore Brooks Lalley.
 
The talent show was greatly enjoyed by the audience and the entertainers. (enter grade and name) said, (enter quote). Senior Beck Coxhead, who was in the talent show, said, “I think we really brought the house down with our sick dance moves.” Senior Ellie Bradach said, “It was really fun to spend more time with the Cross Country team after the season had ended. Though we may not have actually won, we won in our hearts.”
 
The talent show got some very positive feedback from the audience. Senior Camille High said, “The talent show was almost as great as broken in Birkenstocks.”

25 Reasons Why I Love Christmas

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    1. SANTA
    2. Gingerbread houses
    3. Presents!
    4. Stockings
    5. Reindeer
    6. Christmas Carols
    7. Christmas socks
    8. Elf!
    9. Twinkly lights
    10. Snow globes
    11. Grandma and Grandpa
    12. Milk and cookies
    13. A great time to snuggle up by the fire
    14. Snowflakes!
    15. Those cool clocks that chime Christmas songs every hour
    16. Cut out cookies
    17. Chocolate countdowns
    18. Jesus’ birthday
    19. NO SCHOOL
    20. Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
    21. Mittens!
    22. Yard decorations
    23. Mistletoe
    24. Family!
    25. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!!!!!!!!

Wesleyan’s Top Five Biggest Fans

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Number 5: Bailey Renfroe

At number five sits a devoted but controversial fan: Bailey Renfroe. Bailey may not be the loudest fan, but he sure does have a lot of spirit points.

Number 4: Chris Cleveland

In fourth place is our beloved headmaster, Chris Cleveland. Mr. Cleveland is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and devoted. We couldn’t put him at spot number one though because, after-all, it is sort of his job.

Number 3: Heidi Lloyd

Third place goes to our high school counselor, Heidi Lloyd. Not only does Mrs. Lloyd go out of her way to attend many sporting events, but she also brings the noise.

Number 2: Zach Young

Our runner up has been around for a long time, and he’s made it clear that he’s not going anywhere. Zach Young, Wesleyan’s former headmaster, can be spotted in Crocs and a visor at just about any Wesleyan event. Mr. Young always goes out of his way to congratulate athletes and is very well liked by students.

Number 1: STEVE

Finally, the number one best Wesleyan sports fan of all time is the one and only, Steve. Steve works at the local Ingles and truly loves Wesleyan sports. He goes to every Wesleyan football game no matter how far away it may be, and he can also be found at baseball and basketball games. “Steve is a legend,” said senior Cole Mannion. “Steve is no bandwagon fan. He sticks with the Wolves through thick and thin,” said senior Jake McCleskey.

A Wesleyan Love Story

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Christian Stark, Class of 2015, is a man of many talents; some remember him as the Homecoming King, some for his athletic abilities, others for his winning smile, but his greatest attribute is his match-making expertise.

A match made in Wesleyan, the wedding that occured on Dec. 5th between Spanish teacher, Gabi Martinez, and Stark’s cousin, Cameron Grogan, would not have happened if Stark had not been certain that these two would be perfect for each other and would not stop until they knew that too.

Christian Stark was Martinez’s student in three different classes, and after getting to know her, he realized that he had the perfect man for her, his cousin. When a teenager sets two people up, it is usually just for fun, but unlike the usual high school set up, this relationship resulted in a marriage. Stark talked to Martinez during his free period, telling her that he had someone for her to meet. Stark says that Martinez was reluctant when he first introduced the idea, but Stark went along with his plan anyway. He told his cousin that there was a teacher that he should call and gave him Martinez’s phone number. Cousin called Martinez and set up a coffee date, and it “went well from there.”

Grogan decided to ask Martinez to marry him on Wesleyan’s campus because the people at Wesleyan played such a big role in Martinez’s life and in their story. Stark helped Grogan by bringing roses to Martinez’s classroom, saying that Grogan had dropped them off for her for Valentine’s Day. He then told her that there was another surprise waiting for her and that Martinez needed to follow him. Stark lead Martinez and her class up to the quad, where Grogan was waiting with a letter and a ring. After Martinez read his heartfelt letter, Grogan got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. The students exploded into cheers and cries for the happy couple, and a few student ran to the intercom to announce that “Mrs. Martinez just got engaged!” The engagement between Grogan and Martinez is a beautiful memory on Wesleyan’s campus.

The wedding took place on Dec. 5th on a magestical avocado grove in Florida, and Stark was a groomsman in the wedding. Martinez was a stunning bride to no surprise, and her and Grogan’s first dance as husband and wife was “You and I” by John Legend, sung by Martinez’s cousin, Enrique De Solo. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Grogan!

Finals Week Makes Students Shriek

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With finals week right around the corner, Wesleyan students prepare for the impact it entails. Students will soon begin to panic about the exams they will have to take in every academic class. The Green & Gold surveyed high school students on their thoughts on finals week and this is what they had to say:
How do you prepare for finals?
“I come home, place two chilled cucumbers over my eyes and enjoy one of mama Walton’s special Chardonnay popsicles. I then gather all my study notes and look over them while receiving a foot massage by placing our automatic Roomba vacuum over my bare feet.” Christopher Walton (12th)
“Typically I take finals week one day at a time. While I have reviewed for each class previously, I primarily use the day before the exam as my main study time. I try to go through each chapter/section, look over the notes, do a Quizlet and basically retake the test for each unit (or whatever time allows for).” Kelsey Rappe (10th)
“FAST Mentoring. Lots of FAST Mentoring” Spencer Sutlive (12th)
What stresses you out the most about finals?
“Nothing really— I have one rule, if I don’t know it by 10pm I’ll never learn it and I go to bed.” Kendall Dearth (12th)
“I think the thing that stresses me out the most is that the amount of material for each subject is overwhelming and the fear that you are going to forget a huge amount of the material for the test.” Lindsey Hayes (10th)
“That I have to spend so much time sitting still!!!”Anna Brown (12th)
Do you have any odd study habits that you believe help you perform better?
“I eat an entire large pack of chocolate covered pomegranates.” Kelsey Strott (11th)
“Basically Quizlet is my savior during exam week… Also group study halls are very helpful and much less boring.” Chloe Hangartner (9th)
“Go to QT around 4-5 times each day during finals week to refill my coffee.” Grant Frerking (11th)
“Read notes out loud to my dog.” Sydney Millikan (11th)
“I play music or build with Legos to destress myself every 45 minutes of studying.” Chapman Pendery (11th)

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