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Page 8 The CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, January 15, 1999 by RICARDO HERNANDEZ Over Christmas vacation the Avalon high school soccer team hosted a tournament up at the school field on Dec. 23. It wasn't an ordinary tourn- ament with schools from the mainland. Avalon high school invited three of the best teams in the city to raise money for the school team. The teams that participated in this event were Yurecuaro, Buenos Aires, Leon and of course the Lancer soccer team. The first game began at 10 that December morning. The Lancers were going to face off with Buenos Aires. The games were 20 minutes each half and had no half time. The teams changed directipns and starteff ili~-g~iid ;ia~ ~ht away. The Lancers were leading the game 3-0 in the fast half, but Buenos Aires caught up in the second half and ended the game with the score 4-4. It was a very exiting game for the Lancers. Avalon's next game, was against Leon. The Lancers st that game by one goal, the sco e was 2-1. Finally, Avalon was going "to face its biggest challenge yet. The Lancers were going to compete against Yurecuaro. Even though the Lancers lost to Yurecuaro 4-0, the Lancers still gave it everything they had and played hard all the way through. The city teams were im- pressed with the effort that was given from the Lancers during all three games and wished the Lancers best of |uck in their league garne I II I Violence--of any never be by DEANNA DOUGHERTY " ever invented. Where's the point? Where's Where's the reason in vio. the reason? You can't find it can lence? Any kind, fighting, killing, you? Well then don't do it. It's as raping, child abuse or riots? All simple as lhat, and if it gives you of it is too overrated for the next pleasure then you must have a generation. What do kids watch few things to figure out. on television now-a-days? The There is way too much good guy killing the bad guy, war promotion of murders and wars cartoons and movies which aren't and beatings and it's too bad that made for young eyes, such as it won't all just go away, horror flicks. > somewhere far, far away. There That's not the only problemare just too many people in with violence in our society, some society today who believe that people seem to think of it as some fighting is fun, a good thing and form of entertainment and some pleasurable. figure it to solve all their problems. Think before you act and Every and any type of violence maybe you will see the reason in is the dumbest thing this world the whole situation. by JON QUARNSTROM Senior of the Week is a title earned by an outstanding senior. This week I have chosen Mark Herbst. I have known Mark since kindergarten and his personality has always been the same. He is very outgoing and practical. If someone needs help you can count on Mark to back you up. Mark is a 4.0 student and he is very athletic. I can proudly say that Mark is my good friend and I wish him the best luck in the future. by MICHAEL MCCORMICK As parent of the month I would like to nominate my mother, Rebecca Hinkley. She is a really great lady and an excellent morn. She is always looking out for people and she has a great heart. My mom has done a great job of raising me, but now, rm ready to do my own thing. I'm sure my morn will do a great jobraising my tWo younger brothers-and send~g mysistelr off- in a couple of years. Rebecca Hinkley has helped me all the way through childhood and now she is helping me start my life off in the right direction. She also has a successful attitude, which I hope to have in life. Thank You. This is why I nominate my morn, Rebecca Hinkley, for Parent of the Month. ! Jan. 15 Jan. 15 to Jan. 22 Basketball and soccer, v. Oakwood Jan. 18 Jan:19 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Pictures make-up day. Call the school office for details Jan. 21 Women's Forum luncheon Jan. 22 Basketball and soccer, v. Holy Martyrs compiled by Gable Richards i My life has been very different in many ways. I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and lived there for I0 years until I moved here to Catalina. My memories of my childhood start when I was six or seven years old, so I do not remember much of my life in Mexico. Since I have been living here, I have forgotten many things that happened when I was little. It seems like if I have lived in Avalon all my life. and to be someone. My parents helped me When my parents decided to come to when they were here in Avalon. They California I was finished with the fifth support me still, but now that they are not grade and was going to enter to sixth grade, here, I need to work and support myself. When I arrived here in Avalon they put me Through all of this I still have managed to back to fourth grade. That helped me a lot get good grades in school. and I started to learn a different language. I'm also trying to learn more about At first I didn't pay attention because it was computer, writing, reading and under- hard for me, but now I realize that speaking standing more English. I'm hoping to go to two languages can open many different college in order to help my family and doors, and give me the opportunity to work myself. I know my parents are proud of me in many different places, because I haven't done anything wrong, and I always try to do my best at school I have kept good grades. because I have a goal to improve my life by VERONICA BRAVO iIII I II F I o** It ays to advertise in Th IIIIIII III I I I I III e Catalina Islander *** THE EAPeN(; HEAD IN HIS HANDS THE OLD MAN WEPt TO ME, "MANY SUNSETS AGO, HERE STOOD MY DREAMING TREE." BELOW It HE WOULD REST FOR HOURS AT A nilE, NOW PROGRESS TAKES AWAY WHAT FOREVER TOOK TO FIND. NOW HE'S CRYING PAIN, THE PAIN THAt FALLS WITH RK, HOW HE ACHES TO BE BENEATH HIS DREAMING TREE. A P@MENT FROZE IN 71ME A DRINK TO EASE HIS MIND WITH THE UPS THAt HE FIRSt KISSED WHISPERED tHEY'D BE HIS HE CAN HEAR HIS PIOTHER' S WORDS THERE BENEATH THE TREE, "WITH THIS DU/ ;EON WORLD, H3q'LL ALWAYS BE MYiREASON "/ gMMY COME QUICK, THE MIST IS GROWING THICK, THERE IS NO. PLACE TO HIDE, THE DREAMING TREE HAS DIED" FROM THE StARt SHE KNEW SHE HAD It MADE. sHE GAVE IT ALL SHE GAVE, BUT FADE. SHE FEELS DARK, "HOW DID APARt" A SMILE FLOWERS WILTED, SOURED. BLUE 7"EARS STAIN THE CHEEK OF A SOUL THAt GREW WEAK, SHE REMEMBERS WHEN SHE SAt ON HER FATHER'S KNEE HOW HE HAD PROMISED HER, "YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MY BABY." "DADDY COME QUICK, THE DREAMING TREE HAS DIED I CAN't FIND HOME, THERE IS NO HIDE. tHE DIEDI. - TREASURES SLOWLY THE FALL OF t THIS FALL OF PEACEFUL DESOLATED AND MY WAY PLACE 70 DREAMING TREE HAS 0Alan