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Playlist of the Week: Prom 2012

By Paige Thompson, Bekah Landers, and Claire DeFrancisci

This week the Bagpiper is doing a playlist of the most popular songs to dance to at prom.

1) “We Are Young” by Fun.

2) “Glad You Came” by The Wanted

3) “Wild Ones” by  Flo Rida ft. Sia

4) “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber

5) “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris

6) “Rumor Has It” by Adele

7) “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

8) “Brokenhearted” by Karmin

9) “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO

10) “Domino” by Jessie J

Weekly Playlist: Numbers Songs

By Eli Bolus, Chase Gosman and Paige Thompson

This week A&E is helping you count down the last few weeks of school by teaching you how to count. Here are our favorite numbers songs.

1. “99 Red Balloons” by Nena

2. “867-5309/Jenny” by Tommy Tutone

3. “1,2,3,4” by Feist

4. “1901” by Phoenix

5. “99 Problems” by Jay- Z

6. “5 Years Time” by Noah and the Whale

7. “14 Years” by Guns and Roses

8. “2112” by Rush

9. “Eight Days a Week” by The Beatles

10. “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” by Pitbull


ROTC rifle team brings home big win through determination

By Bekah Landers and Paige Thompson

This past weekend the ROTC air rifle team took first place at the Indiana State Air Rifle Championship in Ft. Wayne. This was a milestone in the history of the team. 

“[I was] exceptionally proud of them. They’ve come a long way from three years ago.  It was a goal they set an they achieved it,” said Colonel Gipe.

Colonel Gipe is one of the two coaches for the air rife team. Floyd County police officer Jason Jones is the other coach for the award winning team. The team started in 2008 when Gipe returned from overseas. In that time the team has grown in quantity and have taken the top spot in the state. 

“They scored as a team and won with a score of 1937 the second highest team scored more than 60 points less,” said Gipe. “Junior Kayla Sumner scored third highest in the state with a score of 490/600 and senior Chynna Mitchell scored fourth with a score of 486/600.” 

“We all had first place in our minds to begin with. We kinda already knew we were taking in home. It’s really neat to actually hear about it and be known for it though,” said Sumner.

The team practiced four days a week after school from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. To be a member of the team the grades have to be good and must have an average of a ‘C’ or higher and a commitment to the team.

“We would accept any kid with an interest in shooting. They would have to come out for us and show us what they can do and if they’re good enough then we would probably accept them even if they weren’t in ROTC,” said Gipe. 

Gipe said that the members of the air rifle team need to have strong dedication to the program and the ability of commitment to the team and to practicing every day. 

The rifle team shoots with Air Arms T200 in the shooting competition. In the competition this past weekend, members had to score 20 good shots laying, standing, and kneeling.  Each member shoots from 33 feet away.

With all the dedication that it takes to become part of the rifle team, graduating members will miss the family that has grown through the team. 

“As a senior, I am going to miss my team. I think out of my four years in ROTC, our teams have come along way. Practice, commitment, and determination. That’s what our teams were made of,” said Mitchell.

Playlist of the Week: Beach Songs

By Chase Gosman, Eli Bolus, Paige Thompson

In honor of spring break, A&E has compiled a list of some of the best beach hits for your rock out to, be it in your bedroom at home, or on the Florida coastline.

1) “Steal My Sunshine” by Len

2) “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cindi Lauper

3) “Kokomo” by The Beach Boys

4) “All Star” by Smashmouth

5) “Hello” by Martin Solveig & Dragonette

6) “Tick Tick Boom” by The Hives

7) “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove

8) “Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes

9) “California Gurls” by Katy Perry

10) “I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor” by Arctic Monkeys

The Black Keys surpass expectations

By Paige Thompson

An empty arena quickly fills with fans, full of anticipation and excitement for the next few hours.  It is Friday, March 16 at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, and the Arctic Monkeys are about to take the stage to open up for The Black Keys.

The Monkeys come on stage and open up with “Brianstorm,” followed by “This House Is a Circus.”  The band has the intention to get the crowd ready and “warmed up” for The Black Keys to take the stage. It is clear that there is a sense of admiration for the band and a clear friendship and support between them.  The Monkeys are successful, and a the crowd is definitely warmed up as they play the up-beat “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor,” even though it is only the seventh song in their 15-song set of the night.  Alex Turner, the band’s frontman, does an excellent job with his smooth words to the crowd to get them pumped up. The crowd goes crazy when they finally perform the single, “Fluorescent Adolescent,” and close their set with “R U Mine?”  The Arctic Monkeys have set the stage for a mind-blowing show by none other than The Black Keys themselves.

Less than 30 minutes later, the lights go back down in the arena and everyone screams, knowing what is about to come.  The stage set-up is different, and we can finally see the shadows of the band behind the screen as they take the stage.  They plug in their guitars, turn up the bass, and keep the audience waiting with anticipation before they finally start the show off with “Howlin’ for You” from their previous album, Brothers.  Dan Auerbach, lead vocals and incredible guitarist, entrances the crowd with his guitar talent and vocals that sound as if they were just recording in the studio.  During their fifth song in the set, “Dead and Gone,” the screens change and their are various images and videos of different cities and landscapes.  The band also turns it up a notch with various light mixtures during different songs.  The band then surprises the crowd by playing the first few notes of “Strange Times,” one of the band’s earlier hits.  The show closes with their latest single, “Lonely Boy,” and thanks the crowd for coming out.  Once the crowd goes nuts and refuses to stop, the band returns for a three song encore consisting of “Everlasting Light,” where they bust out the disco balls and light up the entire arena with their everlasting light.  They then close the night for good with “She’s Long Gone,” and “I Got Mine.”

The Black Keys’s performance was as unique as their music, and if you are looking for a band that has the perfect soundtrack for your summer, check out the Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys to see if they put that spark in your summer.