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Getting Better

By The Cascade

How do you identify?

Mr. Hollands: I'm gay.

Mr. Fontaine:  Gay.

What year did you graduate high school in? 

Mr. Hollands: 1982.

Mr. Fontaine: 1984.  

Where you out in high school?

Mr. Hollands: No, not at all. I knew I had certain feelings, but I didn't self-identify as gay at the time.

Mr. Fontaine: I knew that I was gay by 7th grade... I just kept it hidden all through junior high and high school.

Arts and Entertainment

Taylor Swift's Speak Now

By Erik Hammarlund

With modern music consisting primarily of hip-hop so bland it’s unforgettable, pop songs so fragilely constructed they collapse at the slightest critique, and various genres of rock that consist of whiny teenage boys singing about how their lives suck because their parents wouldn’t drive them to the mall, Taylor Swift’s forlorn, country-rooted style is a refreshing break from the status quo. That is, refreshing until you actually hear the music... and then you realize she’s just another catchy little gimmick.

Student Life

The Ingraham Glacier's New Groove

By Erik Hammarlund

              Walking into room 205 during 6th period is akin to walking into the press offices of the New York Times, with a feeling of productivity and creation ingrained into every desk. This is the headquarters of Yearbook, where keyboards and pencils alike scramble, muttering students hurriedly rush from computer to computer, and a weary Mr. Codling fields calls and questions from anxious editors. There’s no doubt about it – this is an intense production.

            The Ingraham Glacier, Ingraham High School’s annual yearbook, has faced a lot of changes over the years. Now, as Stephen Codling enters his second year as teacher of the Yearbook class, change is coming again; Mr. Codling has some ambitious ideas that he is determined to bring to this year’s edition.


Time To Stop Saying Homosexual

By Lauren Berry-Kagan

                Do you favor or oppose permitting homosexuals to serve in the military?

What about gays and lesbians?

Isn’t that the same question? Not really. It turns out that people support “gay and lesbian” rights far more than “homosexual rights.” A recent CBS/New York Times poll has provided us with actual proof of how words matter when it comes to people’s opinions and reactions. People responded mostly in opposition to the first question, but mostly in favor to the second question.


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The Cascade is the perfect place to voice your opinion, write about something you're interested in, or review your (least) favorite movie. Art (doodles work well), comics, and puzzles are needed as well. Keep your ears open for announcements about upcoming meeting, come to Ms. Bailey's room (117), or just email your contribution to the.ingrahamcascade@gmail.com and we will try to get it into the next issue.