By Kyle Wollney
Tony Romo earned a starting spot for the Dallas Cowboys in 2006. Since then he has become one of the most publicized and over watched players in the league. Although he hasn’t led the cowboys to any playoff success, with Romo in the backfield the cowboys have had 4 playoff contending seasons since 2006, being on the lower end of success. Tony Romo was one of the only three Quarterbacks drafted to Dallas since the 1990’s.
The third and final is rookie, Dak Prescott. Through week six of the NFL season, Prescott sits at 9th in the league on passer rating with 103.9. In 2014 Tony Romo had a superstar rating at 113 season average. But in recent as of 2015 where Romo only played 4 games, holding more interceptions than touchdowns on his stat sheet. Tony Romo has been shown to be the franchise QB and according to Jerry Jones it will appear to stay that way. But will he stick to his word? The other day, Jerry Jones said that if there’s a timetable on this its undecided.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Photo courtesy of cbssports.com
Can Romo stay healthy?
The back injury to the long time Dallas QB leads fans to question if he can stay healthy. Romo has had multiple injuries throughout the past few seasons. The back injury is much more severe and unpredictable.
So who is fit to run the cowboys offense?
Prescott has made claims that it’s Tony Romo’s team. He is a veteran with playoff experience, and if he can play like that then there’s no question he will start. Tony Romo is being seen as the starter as he comes back this week, but if he can’t perform, we could see change in Dallas. After Prescott’s winning effort against Green Bay, it’s become clear he is capable of leading this team and is here to compete.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott after throwing for a Touchdown. Photo courtesy of WFAA.com
By Jordan Johnson
Week 8 in the NFL was full of excitement as there were many games that will factor into playoff seeding and positioning. The most exciting game came Sunday Night when the Dallas Cowboys rallied from a 23-13 deficit in the 4th quarter to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. Dak Prescott lead the offense on a great drive in overtime that ended the game when he threw the GW TD to Jason Witten. Dak threw for 2 Touchdowns in the game and running back Zeke Elliot added 96 yards on 22 carries on the ground. The final score was 29-23 OT. The Cowboys improved to 6-1 while the Eagles dropped to 4-3.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott throwing a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night. Photo courtesy of ESPN.com
That wasn’t the only good game. The Raiders got the job done beating the Tampa Bay Bucs 30-24 in OT. Raiders QB Derek Carr became the 17th QB to throw for 500 yards in a game as he threw for 513 in the game. WR Seth Roberts caught the GW TD from Carr as the Raiders improved to 6-2 on the year. The final score was 30-24 OT.
Raiders WR Seth Roberts celebrates after scoring the game winning TD for the Raiders. Photo courtesy of tampabay.com
On Monday night, the Chicago Bears who now sit at 2-6 shocked the Minnesota Vikings who now sit at 5-2. This is a game where Bears running back Jordan Howard rushed for 153 yards which is surprising considering the Vikings are in the Top 10 for least rushing yards allowed. The Bears also got a boost from QB Jay Cutler who returned after missing the past 5 games with a sprained thumb. The Vikings struggled on offense as QB Sam Bradford was sacked 5 times and fumbled once. The final score was 20-10.
Bears QB Jay Cutler during Monday Night’s win over the Minnesota Vikings. Photo courtesy of chicago.suntimes.com
Our local Reskins played the Cincinnati Bengals across the pond in London. They ended up in a tie 27-27. Redskins Kicker Dustin Hopkins missed a potential GW kick in the Overtime. Their record now stands at 4-3-1 as they head into a Bye Week. They are right in the thick of the NFC East race. Notable injuires that happened over the week are Chiefs QB Alex Smith who suffered a concussion in Sunday’s win over the Colts, Colts star CB Vontae Davis exited Sundays loss with a concussion, Redskins receiver Desean Jackson exited Sunday’s game against the Bengals that looked serious although the severity of it has not been officially determined.
Redskins Kicker Dustin Hopkins walking off the field after Sunday’s tie. Photo courtesy of the Washington Post.
By Tessa Rendina
Arundel’s Got Talent, a show presented by Tri-M, Arundel’s music society, featured multiple musical acts, a poetry reciting, and puns about bagels on Friday, September 30th. Prior to the acts, the MCs, Kelley Louder and Dominic Leo, started off with their first and only joke of the night:
“What do you call a bagel that can fly?” asked Louder.
“What?” said Leo.
“A PLANE BAGEL!” exclaimed Louder.
This pun got a few laughs…the first time. Other than the lack of preparation, the MC’s improvised their way through the rest of the show successfully.
While Louder and Leo may not have been prepared, the performers definitely were. Around 20 acts auditioned for the talent show this year and only 13 made it through. Jacob Wright and Malachi Miller kicked off the show on the saxophone and piano. Later on Journey Brown-Saintel recited the famous spoken word poem “To This Day” by Shane Koyczan. Other performances included Faith Armstead on the ukulele, Kyler Hewitt and Jay on the piano, Robert Smith and Cassie Williams with their duet, part of Men’s Choir singing “I Saw Her Standing There,” and covers of songs sang by Temi Akinsana, Lauren Orcutt, and Katelyn Shibilski.
Krystal Garay-Rodriguez took first place with “Satisfied” from Broadway Musical Hamilton. Close behind her Carlo Robles was awarded second for his cover of “So Sick” by Ne-Yo and Katie Mohr received third with her rendition of “Feelin’ Good.”
Stage Director, Su Kim, thinks “it was the best talent show Arundel has had in a long time” and “[hopes] it happens again” next year.
Photos taken by Band Photographer Stephen Barrett
By Tessa Rendina
Arundel High hosted the High School Nation Tour (NSNT) for the first time yesterday, October 18. The front fields were flooded with musical performances, old records, Media, Art and Style zones. Students could get involved on the dance floor, in the pit, the interactive zones or simply chill on the top of the hill. While all of these activities were available, musical performances occurred on the main stage. Singing groups, The Catching, Duo Tryon, Glamour, Loud, and headliner, Drake Bell, kept the crowd active for almost two hours.
Students can thank Music Directors, Ian Burns and Andrea Brumbach, for this event for entering in a the HSNT Raffle. The school will receive a donation of over 10,000 dollars towards its music and arts programs. HSNT partnered with Takis, a snack company, to create this tour to support the arts in schools. Arundel students and teachers got a chance to show their various talents by playing on the drums and guitar, hat designing, record painting, and showing off their moves on the dance floor. Current Tri-M Music Honors Society members also got a chance to help staff while journalism and media production students captured the exciting event.
Drake Bell, most famous for his role in Nickelodeon show Drake and Josh, sang covers of current pop artists, including Justin Beiber and Mike Posner. After the crowd chanted “theme song” before each of Drake’s performances, he finally sang the iconic Drake and Josh opener, “I Found a Way.”
By Camryn Ellison
Whether you are on a specific diet or just interested in something new, here are some great meals and snacks for you.
Meal: Steak, Mushrooms, Rice and Broccoli
Protein, Calcium, Potassium
- Whether you are cooking for yourself or others this is a great meal for dinner. Steak is packed with proteins along with mushrooms to build up your muscles. Rice contains a good amount of zinc to help your immune system and fight off infections. Adding broccoli to this meal is excellent considering it’s one of the world’s healthiest foods, It helps prevent cancer, lowers cholesterol, helps strengthen the bone and much more.
Snack: Banana-Strawberry Smoothie
Calcium, Potassium, Zinc
- Now who really doesn’t like smoothies? Banana-Strawberry smoothies are tasty and healthy. It is also great for pre or post workout. Bananas are high in potassium and help with blood flow, reduce muscle cramps and soreness.
Meal: Peppered Chicken and Onion Linguine
Calcium, Iron, Protein
Snack: Bacon Wrapped Scallops
- These snacks are fairly easy to make. First you may season the scallops with butter, chili powder, and/or red peppers. Then you wrap the scallops with the bacon and insert a long toothpick or skewer. You can grill them or cook them on 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until bacon is brown and sizzling.
Meal: Jamaican Jerk Tofu Stir Fry
Snack: Stuffed Peppers or Tomatoes
By Bridget Sherlock
Edited by Tessa Rendina
1. Daily Exercise like chores or shopping
As odd as it sounds, just doing things, like laundry or going grocery shopping, elevate your heart rate.
2. Drink enough water
As your body is made of 50-60% water, it would only be appropriate to nourish this as your body loses water through sweating. Keep yourself healthy and hydrated by reducing the number of sugary drinks you have and drink water instead.
3. Take the stairs
We all hate the stairs, but it could help your physique in the long run as it increases your heart rate and makes your legs work.
Most of us probably know the quote ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ well by laughing it expands and contracts your stomach muscles, therefore effectively working on your abs
5. Taking a ‘break’ from sitting
Our bodies were never meant to sit around all day. Students in high school sit for about 7 hours a day during school and then go home to continue sitting around doing homework or studying. It’s been said that sitting for an excessive amount of time can negatively affect your health in the long run.
By Nina Crenshaw
On October 5th, Arundel High School’s golf team traveled to Crofton Country Club to participate in the county championships. Continue reading “Arundel Golf places third in county championship” →
By Jude Deloach
This week’s laugh comes from Twitter. Car alarms have never sounded so funny.
By Jordan Johnson
On Saturday, the Maryland Terps football team will travel to Happy Valley and face Penn State. This is considered Maryland football’s new rivalry in football since they joined the Big Ten in 2014. In their first meeting back in 2014, there was a fight before the game and the Terps refused to shake hands, The Terps eventually went on to win 20-19 on a game winning field goal from Lou Groza Award winner Bradd Craddock.
Last year, the game moved to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, where Penn State pulled off a 31-30 win in a thriller. As for the game on Saturday, the Terps are 4-0 coming off of their first conference win this season in a 50-7 rout against Purdue. Running back Ty Johnson was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after rushing for 200 yards on 7 carries.
Maryland Running Back Ty Johnson in last week’s win over Purdue. Photo Courtsey of testudotimes.com
Penn State is struggling at 3-2 and Head Coach James Franklin is rumored to be on the hot seat. They are headlined by Kicker Joey Julis who, despite being a kicker, has laid some really big hits on special teams. They also have Sophomore QB Trace McSorley, who is known to be a dual threat who can both throw and run the ball well.
Penn Stae Kicker Joey Julis lays a hit on a Michigan retuener. Photo courtesy of sbnation.com
This is game is going to have big implications on the race for the Big Ten East as well as recruiting as Maryland recruits players from the PA area and Penn State recruits players from the DMV. You can watch this game Saturday at noon on the Big Ten Network.
By Tessa Rendina
Looking for inclusion and new friendships? Best Buddies meets Mondays second half in C113. President Ana Mellos said the club “really does affect the lives of students with disabilities by allowing them to be included within our school. Everyone in the club can learn something whether they have a disability or not.” She continued, “It means the world to me when I hear from a student with a disability or their parents that this has changed their lives.” Last year, the club participated in game nights, indoor and outdoor movies, a mall scavenger hunt, corn maze, and a 5k. Going forward, Best Buddies is planning new events, such as PB&J (Pizza, Bingo, and Jam) nights and a Dance-a-Thon in December.
Recently, a few of the members were able to go to a fire station and experience what it’s like to be a “Firefighter for a Day”. The group, including members Caleb, Lindsay, and Kobe, got to put out fires, ride in the fire truck, and even got featured on Fox 45.
Ms. Plitt feels, “It’s a wonderful club that has grown so much since 2008! It adds so much energy to our wildcat culture!”