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Polls

  1. What is the most embarrassing thing that could happen to you?
  2. Hug your crush and have your gigantic pimple pop on their face.                 28%
  3. Go on a date and have a slimy green booger hang out of your nose all day.  36%
  4. Have your crush walk behind you on the stairs facing your butt and then accidentally fart in their face.                                                                    26%
  5. Accidentally flash your smelly armpit hair in your crush’s face.              10%

 

  1. Which horror movie would you have for a life if you were forced to?
  2. “The Grudge”                          36%
  3. “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”  18%
  4. “Saw”                                      10%
  5. “Paranormal Activity “           36%

 

  1. What animal would you rather be?
  2. A monkey with a face full of pimples                                      28%
  3. An alligator with moldy scales and horrible breath.                 40%
  4. A cat with loads of permanent and very noticeable earwax.    30%
  5. An obese blind rat with blisters all over your body.                 2%

 

Would You Rather

 

1. See in black and white OR See in just one color?

             64%                              36%

2. Only be able to shout OR only be able to whisper?

             58%                               42%

3.  Be hairy all over but able to shave OR be completely hairless and allergic to wigs?

             42%                               58%

 

*50 Lincoln Students were surveyed.

 

 

by Shirley Zhu and Victoria Conn

Features 04/2011

12th Annual Crab Feed Success

 

 

 

            On Saturday February 12, Abraham Lincoln High School held its 12th annual Crab Feed for its alumni. Over 100 alumni attended – few were from the 1940’s classes of Lincoln, some were from the more recent 2000’s, and most were from the classes in between. The Crab Feed takes place to honor the entire alumni of the school – in return they usually make generous money donations to the Lincs Service Society, a student-run club based in Abraham Lincoln High School that offers a variety of services to the community, including the organization and service during this reunion.

            Early comers were treated with a tour of the new campus, but all were treated equally with fresh green vegetable salad, hot bread sticks, tomato pasta, and tons of crabmeat.

            “The school is a lot bigger than when I was here,” said Denise Smith, class of 1988. “…And I really enjoy the food and seeing all of these people.”

            The event started with sales of hundreds of raffle tickets. Numbers were then called off by Kenyatta Scott, a math teacher and athletic director at Lincoln, for a variety of valuable prizes including several $100 Nordstrom gift cards, tickets to vineyards, and baskets of quality wine. After the raffling, the rest of the valuables were auctioned off; these included a football helmet signed by Mike Holmgren, class of 1966 and former NFL head coach of the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers and a ticket to any San Francisco Giants’ game. This all happened while dinner was being served by the Lincs club members.

            During the middle of the auction, trays of crabs were brought out in the traditional fashion: servers lined up in a single-file line and circled the tables holding the trays. After a complete circle, the crabs were sent off to the tables.

            As the auction ended, the people were nearly done with the crab, and were finishing their conversations with their mates. After saying goodbyes, everyone left full and happy.

            “Thanks for the great service,” said Millie Sheehy, class of 1968.

 

 

by Dylan Kuang

What it means

Months Representative Flower Meaning and brief description
April Daisy

Pleasure, happiness, purity, childlike innocence, hope and separation.

The flower blooms in a variety of colors, with a simple, deli- cate and exquisite appearance. It withers easily. It is beloved by the Italians, therefore was elected among several other flowers as the national flower.

May Lily

Dignity, nobility, honor, purity and elegance.

 

Because of its elegant and pure appearance, the Catholic Church used this as a symbol of the Virgin Mary. The Vati- can and France also elected Lily as their national flower. Ones blessed by this flower have pure and innocent characters and a high popularity. But this alone could not lead you through a calm life; you must have self- control to resist the temptation of the outside world in order to stay who you are right now.

June Rose

Love and passion.

 

Rose might be the most recog- nizable flower around the world, and this is the flower that rep- resents passion and love best. Roses come in different varieties of colors, and each color means something different. Colors avail- able are pink, red, yellow, white, blue, black, purple and more. In 2010, a species of rose appeared in the color rainbow, and it is not cheap. It is said that rose essential oils are more valuable than gold of the same weight.

July Larkspur

Pride, justice, freedom and modest aspirations.

This flower appears in blue or purple. It is found originally throughout the Northern Hemi- sphere and some parts of Africa. It is highly toxic and might cause death or serious illness if eaten.

August Gladiola

Caution, moral integrity and intelligence.

This is originally from tropical areas of Africa and the Mediter- ranean. Its name came from the similarity of its leaf and sword blade shapes. These flowers are in red, yellow, white, purple, blue, orange, pink, mixed and other colors. Size also varies. It can be a tiny flower to a gigantic one.

September Aster

Pursuit, worry, afterthought and trust.

Aster appears in bright col- ors white, pale yellow, pink, pale red, pale blue, purple and more. The plant is known for the star-like appearance of its flower head. It was believed to possess magical powers and was used to practice divination.

 

 

by Victoria Conn

Our first sadies!

   Lincoln's first Sadie Hawkins dance was a big new hit. This dance got everyone excited and pumped up school spirit. From creative ways of girls asking guys to sa- dies to freaking on the dance floor, this dance was a success.

 

   Sadie Hawkins was a young woman who was frantic about living alone for the rest of her life. In desperation, her fa- ther called out together all the town’s most eligible bachelors for her to choose a husband from and declared a “Sadie Hawkins Day.” The town thought that it was such a good idea that they made it a yearly event. They made a race where, when the gun fires, women and men start running. When the gunshot fires again, whoever the women grab will be their husband. It became a law to marry them.

 

   The imagination of Sa- die Hawkins has caught on in high schools and colleges. In- stead of the stereotype that men do the asking, the females take the bold initiative by inviting thementoadanceoronadate. The seniors and juniors were on a tight budget for prom, so they made this dance affordable by hosting it in the North Gym and making reasonable prices of $7 - $10. The excitement of this new dance had gotten all the girls of the school think up unique and innovative ways to ask guys. From big posters to balloons and flowers, scrabble, and songs, Lincoln girls went all out to ask that special boy they were looking for to the dance.

   On the day of the dance, everyone was dressed to impress with girls in mini skirts and guys in dress shirts. Friday night was a time to relax and have fun. An anonymous Lincoln student says “I could see that everyone was enjoying themselves grooving and danc- ing to the music.” The dance was from 7 – 10pm, and senior Ronald Fu, “It felt too short! Ev- eryone was just starting to get comfortable, when it had to end. But I can’t wait for the next one!”

 

  This new hip dance has really engaged Lincoln students to have some fun and be more involved in school ac- tivities. The students have been lifeless for Lincoln events lately, but this dance has re- ally encouraged students to become more active. Students can’t wait for the next event!

 

 

by Lisa Lam

Push it to the limit

 

   Every day, students are bullied and are filled with fear. Many types of bullying exist; they include physical, verbal, in- direct, social alienation, intimi- dation and cyber bullying. In- flicting another person physical pain is called physical bullying. Insulting or joking in a mean way is called verbal bullying. In- direct bullying is spreading ru- mors about people, whether false or true. Social alienation is purposely isolating a person because of how they look or act. Bullies scaring others into doing what bullies want done is called intim- idation. Cyber bullying is using technology, such as the Internet, to make another person feel bad.

 

   Many people are bullied in high school. “In high school, I was definitely bullied. It felt scary,” said Dean Joel Balzer. “I got my ear pierced in 1972, andIwastheonlyboyinmy high school with a pierced ear. A whole bunch of people thought I was gay. The worst part about it was that people who had been friends of mine when I was a freshman, would yell, ‘Hey there’s that faggot,’ or ‘Let’s get that guy.’ From my perspec- tive now, I recognize how really hard it would be to stand up to the bully in front of everybody else. You have to understand it wasn’t cool to be supportive of gay people in those days. So any people who were thought of as gay had it scary,” said Balzer.

 

   Many people participate in bullying, even if they are not aware of it. “A lot of people get involved in bullying,” said Mor- gan Wallace, Peer Resources Health Education teacher. “Bul- lying is about school climate, school culture, group activ- ity and group behavior. By not saying anything or not doing anything, you yourself are par- ticipating. The power of bully- ing is so much more powerful if the bully does it in front of oth- ers and nobody does anything.”

 

   It is “Take a Stand Month”, which is the month when each week focuses on different events, such as Pink Tsunami, which stood up against anti-gay violence and bullying. They are all meant for encouraging anti- bullying and anti-harassment.

 

 

by Edward Chung

Ask Anny - advice columnist

 

Dear Anny, How do I tell my parents I’m gay?

Dear unsure, It really depends on

your parent’s views about gays and lesbians. Many times peo- ple are worried that their par- ents may not support them, will kick them out of the house or disown them. Even if you have parents who support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, you might now know how your parent will respond to you and this can be really scary. If there is anyone else in your family who already knows and supports you, I would suggest bringing them with you to tell your family when you are ready so you have someone there to back you up. While there’s no right or wrong way to tell some- one, make sure that you do it at a time when they can really listen (meaning, not when they are in the middle of doing work or something that is taking a lot of their attention). It can also help to start off by telling them you have want to talk about something that is really scary for you to bring up. Lastly, if you are really worried it’s going to be a disaster, make sure you have a friend or familiy member to talk to right afterwards and a safe place to stay. Remember that talking about who are takes real courage when we live in a society that doesn’t give equal rights and respect to LGBT in- dividuals. You are not the only one who has to face these chal- lenges and it’s important to get support. If you want more ad- vice and support, come talk to someone in the Wellness Center.

 

 

Dear Anny, Where can I get help for my classes?

Dear studious, There are many after school programs at Lincoln that can help you improve you school work and grades. The After School Program in Room 177 provides tutoring in many subject areas every day after school, Mrs. Arietta offers math tutoring, the AP club tutors stu- dents in all subjects, and there is also the writing center to help you revise essays and/or to im- prove your writing. There are many other at resources that can help you better and main- tain your grades. Talk to your academic counselor or your teachers for more information.

 

 

 

Dear Anny, My friend is constantly doing things that hurt my feeling. What should I do?

Dear vulnerable, If it’s getting to a point where your feelings are being hurt then you should talk to your friend. You should tell your friend that certain things she does really bothers you. It can be really hard to bring these things up, but think about what you would want your friend to do if the situation was reversed. How would you want them to bring it up to you? If your friend doesn’t understand or care about your feelings, well, then they aren’t really your friend. A good friend wouldn’t put you down or try to intentionally hurt your feelings.

Want to ask Anny a ques- tion? Send them into Ms. Falls’ mail box or email them to fallss@sfusd. edu. All submissions are confidential.