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The Ritan

Volume Eighty-Two. Number One. January 17, 2011

St. Rita Welcomes New Principal


by Oscar Mascorro
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A Student Publication of replacing Mrs. Deenihan. Well, it was thought about and decided that Mr. Brendan Conroy was the best
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When Mr. Conroy was asked why he wanted to come to St. Rita, he said he based most of his decision on the tradition that surrounds St. Rita.
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news p 7-8 ed, and has great fresh ideas. He is going most popular ones were Coach Carroll’s back in time ride, Principal Sally Deenihan’s return
to be great for St. Rita.” to being a Green Beret drill sergeant, Mrs. Palmer being turned down at Six Flags rides for
Someone who has been around long being too short, and the Senior Prom being held in the basketball locker room. All articles
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the teachers well informed and that really
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of my biggest goals are that we become it was last year, it has now turned into a club. With this, there will probably be more than one
STUDENT STAFF: Max excellent in all areas; that we become installment this year apposed to last year. Also, stories can be related to all classes now that
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kid to St. Rita because they are good good to be part of something fun like this.”
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get any better, that is when they begin to the school.”
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Getting to know our new faculty!
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Rita Closes Campus
By: Danny O’Keefe
This year St. Rita has been put under some What Rita Men Think
of Closed Campus...
new security measures with what many believe are
due to multiple mishaps involving violence in Chi-
cago and the campus’ area. However, when talking
to multiple St. Rita security members I was assured
that , “A single case or event did not result in the
decision to create new rules. It was more of a com- Luke Le Beau- Class of 2011
bination of multiple situations we see every year”.
“I think that closed campus is bo-
As soon as fall sports began tryouts and practices,
we were all informed of the new rules and the gus. Once you’re off campus and
severe consequences that would be given to those on Western Avenue you should
ZKRYLRODWHWKHP,VSHFL¿FDOO\UHPHPEHUEHLQJ be able to go to McDonalds. The
told “We are now a closed campus”. This meant we security escort is nice though.”
would no longer be able to go to the close fast food
restaurants or stores, and security would be escort-
ing all students to the bus stop after school and
other extracurricular activities. We were reminded
that this was for our safety to prevent any possible Mike Murphy - Class of 2012
incidents to St. Rita students. “The closed campus hasn’t
The question is, “Is this closed campus re- changed much about my life at
ally necessary, or is everyone overreacting?” There Rita. It is comforting however to
are three ways of looking at this situation. One is
know that the administration is
that it is completely necessary to ensure everyone
stays safe. Another is that the administration is to- taking action to keep the student
tally overreacting and we were always safe to begin body safe.”
with. The last one is more in between--“I don’t
mind the new rules. I understand why they were
made, but we weren’t in any grave danger before
they were made either.”
Jake LePretre- Class of 2013
We have all heard the saying “Better safe
than sorry” before in our lives, and this holds a “I understand they are trying to
very good argument for the reasons for the closed keep us safe and all because of
campus. Is it a necessity for us to be escorted to the the recent events that have oc-
bus stop or to keep us out of McDonald’s or Sub- curred over the summer, but I
way? Some would say maybe, others think maybe feel like I wasn’t really in any
not. Is a student in harm’s way off of the high
danger before.”
school’s campus? Possibly. Do we want to wait and
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A lot of the students were surprised to
hear that these new precautions were being taken.
“I’ve never felt like I was in danger at McDonald’s Marty O’Dwyer- Class of 2014
or the bus stop”, told sophomore Tim Lynch and ³7KLVLVP\¿UVW\HDUVR,FDQ¶W
many other students agree. Its broad daylight after
say I have a problem with the
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of violence occur after sun down. Practices and closed campus rules. I feel safe
after school activities usually end early, relying on both during and after school and
the sunlight. Is it hard to believe that these precau- the closed campus might have
tions might be a little unnecessary? something to do with it.”
But most of the student body have mixed
feelings about the situation and it usually has a lot
I am a person that always thinks about if running up
to do with how hungry they are. If you’re hungry
to the McDonald’s will really kill me. “Will it put me in
and craving a McDouble and a large fry, odds are
any serious danger?” And it is hard to recognize possible
you’re against closed campus. When you actually
danger as a returning student that has made so many trips
sit down and think about the reasons for these pre-
to the dollar menu just last year. But when it comes down
cautions you realize that it is important that we stay
to it I will always know that I and everyone else at Rita
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can live without it. Literally. If for some reason anything
“I understand why these rules were made.
were to happen to a student off campus we would com-
Will a cheeseburger really kill me, though? Assis-
plain the rules were not made beforehand. If not going to
tant Principal of Administration, Mr. Joe Partacz,
the McDonalds or Subway will keep me alive or out of
said, “The new rules are more of a precaution than
harms way then I’m going to follow the rules. And I think
a necessity,” and two of our very own security
we can all agree with that.
guards, Mr. Brandt and Mr. Kane, agree with him.
Page 4

Taking a bite out of the new Apple products


by Joe Ruiz
Disappointing. Expensive. Waste of money. What can all these
words be used to describe? Apple’s new line of products. I wonder what
was Steve Job’s thought process was behind the iPad, iPod touch, iPod
nano, and the biggest problem, the iPhone 4. Let’s start with the iPad and
iPods. After looking at all of these I have a feeling that Jobs was think
something like “Let’s take the iPhone and turn it into a jumbo pad and
a tiny 1.48” x 1.61” thing. Yea, that’ll make us some money.” There is
almost no real difference between the iPad and iPhones (with the exception
of the iPhone 4). Both use the same core operating system, use the same
apps, a both can make phone calls. Yes, that’s right. The iPad can make
phone calls with the assistance of Skype or other various apps. The iPod
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FaceTime feature.
Despite the iPhone 4 being a “great innovation of technology”,
it has it’s share of disappointments, but then, what piece of technology
doesn’t? The iPhone 4 introduced a great new feature called FaceTime.
This allows you to make video phone calls. The concept of this is amazing,
but then it introduces plenty of problems. The main problem being battery
life. According to Apple, the battery will last for a seven hour phone call
without using FaceTime. That’s just dandy when you just use the phone for
calling people, but what about using it for what Apple is always advertis-
ing? What if you use it for running your Facebook app, listening to music,
watching YouTube clips, and making calls with FaceTime? Your battery
will most likely be at 0% within a matter of three hours. Granted, the pre-
vious iPhones haven’t been as generous when it comes to the battery, but in
some cases, they outlive the iPhone 4. This isn’t the only problem though.
The other two main issues are durability and connectivity. You may be
thinking, “Connectivity? Isn’t it a cell phone on the nation’s fastest cel-
lular network?” Well, yes, it is. That is until you hold it in your left hand.
The antenna for the phone is located in the lower left-hand corner of the
device. When covered with your left hand, it will go from a full connection
to absolutely no connection at all. According to apple, this is an error with
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thing on the list of problems is the phone’s durability. According to Apple,
the new glass used is “...the same type of glass used in the windshields of
helicopters and high-speed trains. Chemically strengthened to be 20 times
stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic.” Well, many people have already
dropped their new phones and realized that the glass is just, well, glass. It’s
not indestructible. On the plus side, the iPhone 4 has an amazing 4 mega-
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recording the next big YouTube sensation.
Other than minor technical changes, there is no noticeable differ-
ence between this line-up of overpriced items. The iPad starts at $499 for
the non-3G 16GB version. You want 3G? Then how about $629 for the
16GB version? The prices are not pretty. Looking to buy a new iPod touch
for someone, or even yourself? The price comes to $229 for the 8GB ver-
sion. How about the iPhone 4? This is where things may get complicated
if you don’t know about cell phone contracts. If your contract with AT&T
is close to an end, you may be in luck if you want to buy this. With a new
contract, 16GB iPhones 4s sell for $199 and the 32GB version costs $299.
Let’s say you’re like me and your contract doesn’t expire for another year
and four months and you are not eligible for an early upgrade. Then we are
out of luck. Unless you are dying to have this phone and don’t care about
money, you are looking at $599 for the 16GB and $699 for the 32GB.
I am very disappointed in Apple’s lack of creativity, but I guess
whatever pulls in more money for the company is the way to go.

Money Sleeps Sometimes by Max Kurucar


As a sequel to the 1987 movie “Wall Street” Michael Douglas reprises his role as
wall street titan Gordon Gekko. A strong new member to the cast is Shia Labeouf, who
plays Jacob Moore. Jacob is a young wall street broker who is to marry Winnie Gekko
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work very hard to stay ahead. With Gekko out of jail, maybe Jacob has a mentor to help
him out.
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part of it. As the movie goes on you feel saddened and lifted due to the building and crum-
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most part it is not much of an “on the edge of your seat” movie but it is a very enjoyable
movie to watch with friends or family.
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in recent years, but the full effects of the spill are still unknown. Scientists say that the combination
of the unknown depth of the spill and the chemicals used to break down the oil are causing more
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the friendly waters of the Gulf coast have been an attraction for many years. However, adults and
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the immediate effects of the oil spill. No one could possibly predict the possible destruction that the
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Page 6 January 17, 2011

Chicago Sports
with Craig Sabath
Bears Nearing End of a Roller-Coaster Season Bulls on the Rise
The season has been a roller coaster ride for the Chicago In 1989, a young, unproven assistant coach got his
Bears. An inconsistent pass attack, compounded with an ¿UVWVKRWDVDKHDGFRDFKLQ&KLFDJR+LVQDPHZDV
anemic running attack and awful offensive line play has not Phil Jackson and he led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA
stopped the Bears from achieving a winning record and the WLWOHV,QDQRWKHUPDQKDVUHFHLYHGKLV¿UVWVKRW
top spot in the NFC North. DWKHDGFRDFKLQ&KLFDJR+LVQDPHLV7RP7KLER-
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escaped with a win after Calvin Johnson’s game winning have been performing exceptionally.
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get in the end zone, the Bears’ defense prevented Detroit on top of their division with wins over some of the
from getting in either, for the most part. EHVWWHDPVLQWKH:HVW3RUWODQG'HQYHUDQG'DO-
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Cowboys in possibly in their most complete game of the performance is that they did it without their key free
season. They continued their success in another upset of the agent acquisition Carlos Boozer. Upon Boozer’s re-
Green Bay Packers, where the Packers set an NFL record in turn, his presence was immediately felt, helping lead
penalties in one game. the Bulls to a win over the Lakers.
Next, however, the Bears weren’t able to repeat This season, Derrick Rose has emerged as
their success, as the New York Giants’ pass rush tore the a superstar, Joakim Noah has stepped up, averaging
Bears offense apart, sacking Cutler non-stop. After taking career highs in scoring, rebounding, and assists, all
the loss, the Bears’ running game came alive against the atrocious Carolina Panthers. The Bears walked away ZKLOHFRPPLWWLQJKDOIDIRXOOHVVSHUJDPH7DM*LE-
with an easy win. son has been proving the doubters wrong, and Luol
The Bears couldn’t continue their success as they lost two straight close games to the Seattle Deng is earning his contract money. All the holdovers
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another close game. The Bears continued their success with a whipping of the crumbling Minnesota Vikings.
Continuing their win streak, the Bears rolled over a Miami Dolphins team who had lost their top two quarter-
backs.
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delphia Eagles led by Michael Vick. The defense was stout, picking off Michael Vick in the end zone. Also,
the offense performed extraordinarily with Jay Cutler throwing four touchdowns and Matt Forte running for
over 100 yards.
Next week, the Bears came back to win against the Detroit Lions, sweeping them for the season. The
biggest game of the year came next, at home against the New England Patriots. Riding off their performance
against the Eagles, the Bears were actually expected to win. Reality soon came crashing down. The Patriots
crushed the Bears 36-7. Despite the weather, Tom Brady had nearly a perfect game and the defense shut down
Jay Cutler picking him off twice.
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been shooting better at the 3-point line than his NBA
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49 years. Now, over twenty games into the season, the Bulls’ come from behind win over Dallas.
Blackhawks are still hung over from last season. All around improvement can be attributed
“I mean, a quarter of the season’s gone and we haven’t to one thing only: coaching. At this rate, don’t be sur-
really played the way we want to all year,” commented SULVHGLI7KLERGHDXZLQV&RDFKRIWKH<HDU:LWKWKH
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players from the roster because of salary cap issues. Eastern Conference contenders thus far in the season.
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“Actually our (newcomers) have played very well,”
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that some of our holdovers haven’t been as consistent as
they were last year. “ Biggest surprise in Chicago
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after posting a plus-21 plus-minus, along with 14 goals.
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last year’s scoring rates. Bears Surprise Record 15%
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lineup, more can be expected of the Blackhawks.
Despite the disappointments, one thing must be remembered above all, there are plenty
games left in the season.
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Kicking Mustangs look forward by Oscar Mascorro

The Varsity Soccer team has two new faces in the coaching Staff.
Head Coach Tim McCarthy ‘85 is returning to St. Rita after 14 years. He
was an assistant coach in 1990 and Head Coach from 1991-1995. “From
1990-1995 I had the opportunity to meet and coach a tremendous group of
Rita men who have all gone on to be very successful in their careers and in
their lives. I am equally excited about coaching our current group of young
men and about the future of the program.”
Assisting him is Coach Bob Kellam ’92. As a player at St. Rita Bob
was honored with All-Catholic League, South Town Economist All-Area
Honorable Mention and led the team in scoring his senior year. Along with
the new Varsity coaches, freshman coach Kieran Kellam, and Sophmore
coach “AZ” Zellelew are back coaching the Mustangs.
After a disappointing last season, Coach Kieran Kellam feels con-
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“The new season has started of fairly well. It’s easier now that we have a
full team to play with. They are improving, and many people outside of
Rita have told me so. The whole goal is for the players to improve for next
year, and they have.”
The Sophmore team has won the Catholic White Division the past
three years in a row, but it will not happen a fourth time. The sophomore
team won their home open 5-3 against St. Joseph, before losing 5 straight games. Things didn’t get any better when Captain Liam Forde was
moved up to Varsity.
After beating Oak Lawn in a trilling 9-7 game, they lost to Mount Carmel. Their last game, however, was a hard fought victory against Fenwick,
a powerhouse in the Catholic White division. The only goal of the game was scored by Jack Sears off a corner kick that had a little help from the
wind. The ended on a bad note, though, tying Providence, and losing to St. Ignatius and Brother Rice.
The Varsity team is bouncing back from a disappointing last season. They started off the season with a few losses; they then won two out
of four games and tied 1. Losing the next two games, they then won four of their last six games, including St. Laurence, Oak Lawn, and Gordon
Tech.
The Mustangs continue to battle through tough seasons and hard schedules. Coach McCarthy feels very good about the progress the team
has made, and has big plans for the next few years. He has already told anybody looking to try out for varsity next year that they have to work
hard and really aim to become better if they plan to make the team. “Out of a 19-20 man roster, we are only loosing 5 players. Next year is going
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shows potential by Oscar Mascorro
Led by Head coach Rory Haran, the cross country
team has been running miles and miles as they prepare for
the IHSA Championship on November 6th. Coach Haran
graduated from St. Rita in 1995 after competing in Track &
Field as well as Cross Country. As a runner, Coach Haran
is an experienced road racer in distances from 5k to the half
marathon. In 2009, the Running Mustangs repeated as IHSA
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son PR (Personal Record) times. Coach Haran is assisted by
Coach Chuck Knibbs.
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on a good note. Saturday at the Illinois Council of Private
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by freshman Peter Schaible in 8th place. Sophomores Bren-
dan Rafferty, Dan Dwyer, and Austin Kingsley won medals
for placing in the top 25. The Varsity was led by Captain
Albert Alfano, who raced a team-best 18 minutes, 29 seconds
over the 5k course at Marmion Academy.
The team keeps improving as several members of the
team beat their personal bests. Kevin Goosherst beat his per-
sonal best at just over 20 minutes, David Martinez runs just
over 21 minutes, and Brendan Rafferty placed in the top forty
out of 300 runners. Also, one of the freshman runners took
home a “honking” bronze medal. Albert Alfano, a junior run-
ner, is looking to win the Chicago Catholic League Individual
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win since 1993-1994, when Chris Kozubowski won. He runs
a three mile race in just over 17 minutes. The Running Mus-
Junior Albert Alfano tangs are looking to continue their improvements and race
their hearts out into the Catholic League Championships.
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