Ballin’ battle of the ages

Garinger staff and students will square off in a basketball game fourth block Thursday, Dec. 20 in the Garinger gym.

Students who want to play must have good grades and behavior. That means no referrals or ISS. Also, they can’t play for the Garinger basketball team because they would have an unfair advantage.

Students who want to play should get any information from Mr. Hogan, who is in charge of them.

Students can gain their entry by buying $2 tickets in the pit during lunches.
If you are a teacher and want to play, please go talk to Mr. Pratt about the game.

Student art featured in gala tonight

Timothy Roseboro
The Rambler
The art program is putting on a showcase to highlight all of your fellow classmates’ work for the semester. This show will feature work from all the art classes: digital, crafting, and visual; and your very own foods program will be serving food and treats at the event.
The art gala will be held in the atruim 6-8 p.m. Dec. 18. This event will include film photo coverage by students attending Johnson C.
Smith University as a class project.
Ms. Lide, one of the teachers involved in planning this event, said that Garinger is often overlooked and “I want to show people the creative side of our school”.
So come out and support your school’s very first art show. See you tonight!

Softball Wildcats start work outs

Softball work outs have already started but are still in need of girls! Coach Berlin is the Softball coach; he is located in room 116. Work outs take place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 2:30pm.  If you want to know more Coach Berlin will be happy to inform any interested girls with details. The team is in need of determined, dedicated girls who will not give up!

 Softball is a variant of the very famous sport baseball; it is played with a larger ball on a smaller field. Work outs have been going on for about three weeks and can change up a bit. The things that are done usually consist of running and other tasks using the softball and softball glove. Come out and support your lady wildcats!

Communities in Schools

By Vianny Regalado
Ms.Carvajal, coordinator of Communities in Schools, has been meeting with students and talking to them about college.
The goals of Communities in Schools are to surround students with a positive community of support, and to motivate them to strive be something in life. Students get in the program based on their grades, if they need support with college or problems with immigration, and through teacher/counselor referrals. Once they are accepted into the program, their parents have to sign a consent form.
Carvajal. loves her job as a bilingual site coordinator at Garinger.
“It feels great, I enjoy talking to students to help them and guide them to make decisions that will benefit them and become successful,” she said.
She also has been planning field trips.
The first CIS field trip was to Queens University of Charlotte in October. The students went to see how the college is inside and outside and what type of careers they are interested in. The next field trip is going to be Dec. 20 to volunteer at Winterfield Elementary after school.
So if you are interested in CIS, go to Ms.Carvajal’s office in 200 building office during lunch or after school.

The Imperial Dynasty Modeling Troupe a success

By Karisma Newborn
The Imperial Dynasty Modeling Troupe prepared an evening show for students teachers and parents Nov. 15.Photo by Karisma Newborn
Garinger models strutted the stage in the auditorium to raise money for their school and for their modeling material. Their conductor, Xavier Jack, made them work hard and practice all the time. The models felt really energized before and after the show, which had different themes and dances/choreography.
Nichaun Wary, one of Garinger’s models, was performing in the show. Wary believes that the show was a success and that all models did exceptionally well.
Wary explained that after the performance, he had lots of energy and was proud of himself and his team. Wary, knows that as a model you have to be confident in yourself or nothing will go right. Wary feels that on scale 1-10 he broke the scale as far as his performance goes. The coach was hard on him, but he said it made him stronger as a model and a person.
Alonna Hills, another Garinger model, said that the show was terrific and she would love to do it again. Hills also stated that the coach was very hard on her and all the rest of the models, and that is why they are so consistent. After the performance, she felt energized and ready for another show. Hills explained that as a model you need confidence for everything to go great and as planned as well as to deal with the pressure.


Photo by Karisma Newborn






 Photo by Karisma Newborn

It’s yearbook time, picture time

By D’Asia Jackson
Garinger is putting out its 100th yearbook edition of Snips ‘n Cuts and the yearbook staff is working hard to release its greatest book yet.
The yearbook of 2012-2013 theme is “Back to our Roots,” which stems from the students of the present taking a trip back to the past as they learn about the great campus of Garinger High School and Central High School.
The cover of the yearbook will be a collage of the past yearbook covers to represent and show Garinger’s past while coming together to celebrate the future. The yearbook might even have pictures of alumni who have watched Garinger’s campus expand and grow to what it is today.
Snips ‘n Cuts will be sold during each week starting Dec. 3. The books will cost $45 until Feb.4 and after that the prices are expected to rise. Students can get their name stamped on the book for an extra $5.
Posters and flyers are posted all around the school, in the cafeteria and in the library. Cash and money orders are the only forms of payment accepted for the yearbooks, so please do not bring a personal check.
If purchasing the year books in school isn’t something you want to do,you can buy them online at
Garinger needs to sell 150 books in order to publish a yearbook, so help is much appreciated. Help make this 100th edition of Garinger High School’s yearbook its best yet!

Wildcats winter WOW showcase

By Erica Watts
The Rambler
Garinger’s performing arts – dance, chorus, band and orchestra- will be performing a winter concert 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Garinger auditorium. There is no admission charge.
This is a formal assement and it will show the progress students made since the start of the school year.
Starting with the basics, learning the proper use of the muscles, the voice and learning to read music has prepared the students for this performance. They have practiced as if it were at a sports team. The students are learning how to work with one another. This is a team event they are all in it together. They understand that this is a performance, if they mess up, they cannot start over.
Mrs. Thompson, the chorus director, expects this concert to be very successful for students, staff and parents.”The Performing Arts teaches discipline,” she reminded. The students that will be performing in this winter concert are the ones who have been disciplined and know their music and where they stand. “They have put in the time and work.”
So, if you enjoy music, come out and join the performing arts in their winter showcase. Everyone is welcome to come and see the results of the performing arts classes. This is the second arts performance since Garinger’s chorus restarted last year. They are looking forward to another successful show.
The following students will be performing in the winter concert:

CHORAL MUSIC – Mrs. Jocelyn Thompson, teacher
Honora Ankong, Bryan Bailey, Destiny Black, Gabriel Bryant, Mikiera Bryant-Harris, Dominique Chambers, Elizabeth Horton, Shatia Lee, Lyan Martinez, Hannah McReed, Abraham Ordonez
BAND – Mr. Michael Cofield, teacher
Avery Chabot, Jamia Curry, Khalil Deanda, Marcus Noell, Jr., Jamel Johnson, Deja Lewis, Victor Noell, Jr., Troy Smith, LaVonne Truesdale, Jaquavia Ware,
DANCE – Ms. Adamma Haith, teacher
Mieron Abraham, Yaideli Cortes, Asante Farris, Gemille Sleweon, Aaliyah Wright, Stephanie Ayala, Kyneshia Davis, Porsche Love, Kevin Tukeba, Adeah Young, Jasmine Banks, Adonnya Dozier, William McDow, Keonna Wilson, Dasha Blackmon, Minyata Edwards, Ariana Mitchem, Taylor Waiser, Jorge Acosta Solis, Antonique Alexander, Daija Boulware, Yesica Cervantes Quiroz, Karina Cobos-Cano,
Ashly Delao, Ranardo Jones, Summer Massey, Elisa Maldonada, Axel Salguero, Phillip Moore, II, Destiny Black, Pamela Sawie, Keiaira Harley, Aliyah Walthall, Zaria Herndon, Aaron Morataya, Jacqueline Barrera, Ashlee Galbreath, Jasmine Lee, Tacarra Martin, Xzynia McMickens, Hannah McReed, Aime Mukisi, Lachrisha Sturdivant

Spirit Week starts today

By Asante Jones
The Rambler
This week is “Coming Home” for basketball season, which also brings Spirit Week.
Dduring this week, your student government has many activities planned in an effort to get more school spirit throughout the entire school.
Spirit week begins today (Monday, Dec. 10), with comfy / cozy day: wear your most comfortable clothing. Here is the schedule for the rest of the week:
• Tuesday (Dec. 11) is Back in Time day. Go way back or go a few years back!
• Wednesday (Dec. 12) is Reverse Day. Whether it’s teacher/student, boy/girl, or clothes on backwards, you can take “reverse day” however you want. We will accept it all.
• Thursday (Dec. 13) is Jersey / College day. Rep your favorite Garinger team by wearing a jersey or rep a college or national team with your clothes.
• Friday (Dec. 14) is BLACK OUT, where all students wear black to end spirit week.
The actual homecoming game will be Tuesday, Dec. 18 against Phillip O Berry, not Friday, Dec. 14, which is an away game.
During half time of the Girls’ varsity game, there will be a dance competition; and a Shoot Out during the boys’ game. Signups for these half time events will be during lunches this week.
Participate in spirit week and come out to the game next Tuesday against P.O.B. to support your Wildcats.

Help plan ‘A Prom to Remember’

By Asante Jones

The Rambler

Prom this year will be one to remember for juniors and seniors.

 A few juniors have gathered together to create this prom with the help of the advisors Ms.Barbour and Mr.Pickney.

This year’s prom theme will be a total secret to the senior class. Juniors are giving seniors a prom to remember as a gift. The prom is tentatively set for early May.

If you are a junior and have a creative, teamwork mindset stop by Ms.Barbour’s room LC-16 to pick up an application to see if you qualify.


Fierce wrestlers never fear

By Carolina Alvarado

The Rambler

Pushing yourself to limits, being strong, not giving up, and knowing you can do it. This is how hard of an effort Garinger’s wrestling team puts into their training and preparing for the final battle.

 We are strong, not afraid, and have confidence in each other. We work hard on the mat, but we also work together to help one another get to where we need to, and be better than before.

 We are like family, a strong one.
After school, we train for about three hours, with only two breaks in between. We work nonstop because we know that if we keep going, and set our minds to work hard, we will do it.

 We learn our weaknesses and our strengths, and we work on becoming better.

 We give each other support to not give up, and push ourselves hard. If you don’t try, or put effort in training, then you shouldn’t be there because we are willing to work hard and you are not.

Wrestling can be fun, and enjoyable, but you need to make it happen, and put everything you got out there.
“You need to set your mind on trying, and not stopping until you are finished,” said Coach Ingram.
“We are like brothers and sisters, help each other,” added Coach Davidson.

Garinger’s next wrestling match is on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at West Charlotte High School.

Team Members and their nicknames”

Terrell Thompson-Bell: “psycho”
Corey Atkins: “smack”
DeShawn Patterson “scrappy”
Terrence Thompson: “radio”
Quay Howie: “The Enforcer”
Brandon Addison: “Green bean”
Jarvey Gomez: “Free bird”
Roberto Garcia: “The ringer”
Tarik Metwaly: “Sandman”
Carolina Alvarado

Students stress over Senior Exit

By Lucky Keonakhone
The Rambler
December 12th is closing in and students are busting their butts to put on the finishing touches before they present their Senior Exit.
The seniors have been working very hard since the beginning of their junior year and are ready to get the presentation over with.
Jarvy Gomez, a senior who is presenting his project this semester, is ready to get it over with so he can relax. “The Senior Exit is something that I have to do, so I’m just going to do it and chill afterward,” Gomez said.
The Majority of the senior class would probably agree with Gomez because most of seniors are stressing over the project.
For those who are presenting during the spring semester will probably go through the same thing. Joseph Zakhia, who is preparing for the next semester presentation, is having a hard time with the project already.
“I feel as if the Senior Exit project is very confusing. It should have better guidelines because I don’t know what I am doing” he said.
Overall, students are ready to relieve the stress and get the project over and done.
So, good luck to our seniors, and hopefully all will do well.

Eat, clean and get a coat in ‘Winter Garden Land’

By Leroy Phomma
The Rambler
Garinger’s Garden Club is having a fit and green community event called Winter Garden Land 10 am – 1 pm Saturday, Dec. 8th at Garinger High School’s Green house.
The event will include a clean up activity in which the participants and volunteers will go around the neighborhood to pick up recyclables and trash.
Afterwards, the event will have a cooking demonstration using the vegetables the garden club has grown in the garden.
The garden club is also hosting a coat drive the entire week before the event. The coats will be given away to the volunteers on Saturday.
The event is free and open to the public.
The purpose of the event is to give back to the community.
Ms. Hendee and Mr. Ingram launched the garden club last year. This year, the club is partnering with One Hundred Gardens to create a sustainable type garden to teach kids about sustainable agriculture in three different regions.
One Hundred Gardens is a community-based organization that helps create and teach faith based communities, civic clubs and PTAs about sustainable agriculture for a greater cause.
Sam Fleming is part of One Hundred Gardens and he came to a garden club meeting to teach about hydroponics.
It will be installed in the near future at Garinger’s greenhouse.

For more information about the garden club contact Ms. Hendee. The regular meetings are 2:30-3:3- p.m. Wednesdays in room 205.

You can also learn more information at