Ask Homegirl

Welcome to our first question of the year! Don’t forget if you have a question to ask drop it off in Mrs. Lemere’s class in room 118. This is totally anonymous. Remember use a nickname when asking questions! We can’t wait to get more questions! Now here is our first question…

 

 

Q:           One of my good friends is trying to go out with the same girl I want to hook up with, how do I handle this?

-DC

A:            First of all you need to talk to you friend about how you feel. You also need to listen to how your friend feels. Once you guys know how the both of y’all feel come to an agreement. Set some ground rules.

Now you need to figure out if the girl even likes you. Why try fighting for a girl that has no interest in you? Exactly: there is no point! If she doesn’t like you try and make her like you. Charm her. If she does like you make her like you more! Try and be fair.

At the end of the day it’s her choice. Whatever her choice may be, respect it. If she is not yours don’t get mad, but if she is yours treat her right. Hope this helps!

-Homegirl

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Your voice matters

By Karla Posadas

Rambler Staff Writer

 

 

Three poets came to Garinger High School with a distinct message for freshmen: your voice matters. Their names were Bluz, Anthony Twenty 20 Collins, and Quill. The performances started at 8am on September 04, 2012.

 

Before the poets went on stage a tribal dance was taking place with four male students and two female students. They huddled in a group and individually one would dance into the middle of the group. Their message was also your voice matters.

 

Right after the group of tribal dancers left stage on came Poet Bluz. Bluz started his performance by first saying “You don’t have to be a rapper, you can have a voice and express yourself through your art.”

 

In other words you do not have to be famous in order to have a voice. His words of inspiration were dedicated to the freshman in the audience, because they want to encourage them to do better.

 

Before Bluz was an MC he was an English teacher in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.

 

“Your voice is your own and it is unique.” Bluz point was that you do matter and so do your opinions and values.

 

He does a Poetry Slam every third Friday, downtown Charlotte. One of Bluz Partners, Anthony Twenty 20 Collins also got the crowds’ attention with his performance. Anthony’s teaching led into poetry.

 

Anthony said they are not local artists; they just happen to live here. They do most of their work out of state, and travel a lot.

 

Quill is another member of their ‘group,’ he first met Anthony when he was in the 10th grade and Anthony was in college. It turns out her had read an article on Anthony in The Charlotte Observer, then called to find out where he was.

 

Quill was very young when he started sneaking into poetry clubs. He would go whenever he could. Quill currently has a song called Let Them Know on Power 98, call them and request it.

 

Maybe we’ll see these three incredible poets soon on a big show, though they will always have a voice.

Garinger alumni comes clawing back

By D’Asia Jackson
The Rambler
Garinger held an alumni homecoming event for the former graduates on Friday, October 12th 2012. The event was 9 – 10 a.m. in the lower level of the media center. It dealt with past graduates of Garinger coming together and reminiscing about the good times they had here. There were a total of three alumni present: Amanda Baker, Jack Braeborn , and Charles Dickerson.
Amanda Baker is the security officer Mr. Baker’s daughter. She was the highest rank in her ROTC class, she was a cheerleader, and she was very social, saying she was “always involved in school activities.” Baker, who graduated in 1999, told the seven students that“High School is supposed to be the best four years of your life.” She went on to tell them how getting involved in your school is important, and to always make sure you participate and enjoy yourself.
Jack Braeborn class of 1976, was very determined in enforcing his motto “Starts with a small effect” which means change has to start somewhere. He went on to tell students that even though there are only three active alumni, they hope to recruit more by next year. He told the students that when he began to get back involved in Garinger he only saw negative stories on the news. He was upset at the thought of his former school always in controversy about how “bad” it is. He went on to say “I tried to show them the reality of the G”. He ended his talk with “a little bit is more than nothing.”
Charles Dickerson was the most excited about making Garinger’s alumni “come alive”. He graduated in 1973 from Olympic High School, and began teaching at Garinger in 1985. He told students about his 38 years of experience in Charlotte, including J.T Williams, Garinger, West Meck , and Olympic . “I’m in love with Garinger,” he told students, throwing out various sayings to get everyone motivated in school activities, such as “Wildcat network to success.” Overall, Mr. Dickerson is happy to be a part of the Garinger experience.
Meanwhile, seven choral students sang the alma mater. They also told their experiences at Garinger , and how they’re also glad to be Wildcats. Other people that were included in the alumni event were Mr. Patel, who is the coordinator of the Fresh mentor program. He says the program will help students graduate in 4 years, excel in academics, and build a social career. The program is one upperclassman given or assigned a group of 5-8 freshmen. He said students need to be “more involved, more aware.” Jeremiah a student of chorus, and a mentor in the program, said the program makes sure “everybody was prepared” and “prepares you for sophomore year.”
The alumni left everyone with these thoughts: “Wild Cat Love”, “Leading you to success.”
Alumni who would like to get involved should contact Mr. Dickerson at charles1.dickerson@cms.k12.nc.us.
For details about the Fresh mentor program, contact Mr. Patel.