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Tribal Tribune Volume 38 Issue 6


  • In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., major reforms have been proposed.

    The Tribal Tribune looks further into the big issues at hand on

    pages 17-24.

    can wecan we do better? do better?




    volume 38, issue 6 MT PLEASANT, SC

    jan. 31, 2013




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    credit recovery 8 2012 rewind 15 oscar awards 28 staph prevention 33

  • jan. 31, 2013 02 tribal people


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    11 farming new skills!e exceptional education classes head to !orn-hill Farm twice a month and learn life skills such as making honey and collecting eggs. Learn about their adventures on page 11.

    13 back to schoolAlumnus Linard McCloud returns to the band room to give back to the program that helped guide his musical career. Read more about him on pages 13 and 14.

    27 greased lightning!e Wando !eatre Department is performing its rendition of Grease: !e Musical on Feb. 15-17. Dis-cover the chemistry of the iconic T-Birds and Pink Ladies on page 27.

    40 polar bear plunge!e annual Polar Bear Plunge on Sullivans Island is not just cool and fun, but a way to give back to the community. Read more and see the pictures on page 40.

    17 big questionsA"er the tragedy in Newtown, CT, gun control and mental health have become the countrys most per-vasive issues. See pages 17-24 for more.

    33 stopping the spreadPrevention is the most important aspect of stopping the spread of staph, and the wrestling team shows how it tackles the problem on page 33.

    27 33whats inside


    stats }}& cinematicCheck out the Tribal

    Tribune website.Using your smart phone, scan the QR code below.

    statisticscorrections:The Tribal Tribune made the following errors in Issue 5, Vol. 38:On page 13, we incorrectly attributed the pulled quote to McClain Fowler. The quote was said by Maggie Fowler.2QSDJHZHLQFRUUHFWO\LGHQWLHG5RPDQShtompils instrument as a foil. It is an epee.

    There are three movies tied for the most Oscars in history*;Ben HurTitanicThe Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

    *each of these movies has 11 Oscars

  • 03 jan. 31, 2013 tribal people

    getting to know

    sunglassesWhether Im either going to the beach, driving to school or hiding my no-makeup face at Walmart, these go everywhere with me. I could never live without them.

    dollIt was a gift from my daddy from one of his many deployments to South America. I always loved his gifts.

    lilly cupMy cup its beautiful and I love it. It makes whatever I drink, from water to soda, look fashionable. This is some-thing I dont think I could live without.

    i-podMusic is a big part of my life, just like everyone elses. This iPod has been with me since eighth grade, so its a dinosaur compared to the new ones. Its been with me through all the hard times.recordI got it from my grandma. This record has moved my heart the classic art-work along with the big shiny vinyl in the middle. The love grew stronger once I heard it at my grandpas fu-neral, playing his songs. Ill never let it go.

    apronsIve loved to cook ever since I can re-member, so for my birthday my best friends made them for me. Best birth-day gift ever.

    lilly plannerI always love to stay organized, no matter what Im doing. If I dont write something down, I usually forget it. Thats why its important.

    monogramAnother birthday gift from my best friend [senior] Grace Craig. I love it to death the fact that its my mono-gram and that its homemade. I love to look at it so I put it over my TV.

    future plansNext year, I plan to attend Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. I plan to study for my undergraduate there as a




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    fjacksThese are my favorite shoes, even though I just got them recently. This love affair has been going on since I first saw them freshman year. Theyre classic and go with everything. Theyre also functional, which is why they mean so much to me.

    things I cant live withoutsenior erin dunahoe

    teacher, and later to get my masters degree at University of South Carolina to be a speech therapist.

  • jan. 31, 2013 04 tribal news



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  • 05 jan. 31, 2013 tribal news

    making history once more

    All thats changed is everything.S.C. Rep. Tim Scott became the sena-

    tor for South Carolina Jan. 3, sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden and tapped by Gov. Nikki Haley to replace Sen. Jim De-Mint a!er he le! to work with the Heri-tage Foundation, a conservative think tank.

    Its been a long rise.Scott started small even more than

    small, some might say. Tiny. In"nitesimal. As the eldest son of a single mother,

    a young Scott had the responsibility of a man without any strong male role mod-els to look up to. His family always came "rst; by 13 he had his "rst job to help pay for the bills his small family amassed.

    His grades, unfortunately, su#ered.Scott was 14 and on the verge of fail-

    ing out of high school. His mother tried to keep him o# the streets with tough love but slowly, Scott was sinking. And it was then that John Moniz showed up.

    $e owner of a local Chik-Fil-A took the troubled young man under his wing, teaching him the importance of hard work and intelligence. Under Monizs mentoring, Scott thrived. His grades shot up, and eventually he attended Charles-ton Southern University on a football scholarship.

    One year later, Scott exchanged his football scholarship for a Christian Lead-ership one. Christian in%uence -- and the value of family, mentoring and education -- has remained an integral part of Scotts politics ever since. Even now, he calls his family his biggest supporters.

    When he found out that he had been chosen to be senator, Scott said, I im-mediately called my mom to share it "rst with her.

    Scott has served in South Carolina government since 1996 and responded in an email interview to questions from the Tribal Tribune.

    He "rst ran for Congress in 2009. A Republican graced with unusual biparti-

    san support, Scott soon gained a reputation for staunch yet thoughtful conservatism. He stood against higher taxes and helped bring Boeing to Charleston.

    And then Sen. DeMint announced his plans to, in e#ect, retire. Scott was the al-most-sure"re choice. Never facing any real opposition from a Democrat or third-party contender, Scott commanded the favor of several powerful political "gures, including one-time vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin (R-AL).

    It was Gov. Nikki Haleys favor that mattered most, however, and Scott had that too.

    $e biggest di#erence for me has been the opportunity to represent everyone in the great state of South Carolina, Scott enthused in an e-mail interview earlier this month. His sta# is currently uprooting his old o&ce and transferring to a new one in Washington.

    Despite the quick ascension of his po-litical star and potential opportunities in the future, Scott said he cant think of a better place to be than representing South Carolina.

    Knowing that Stall High School was watching him when he swore in was his best moment so far, he said.

    He remains intensely loyal where he came from, vowing to stay in touch with the voters through social media especially.

    My goals and principles are the same, Scott said. I will work tirelessly to unleash opportunities for folks to make their lives better -- I want the absolute best for South

    Carolina and our great nation. To achieve that, he will focus on tax

    reform and economic policy decisions that will a#ect every voter.

    Scott also remains closely tied to edu-cation, aiming to bring teachers, parents and even students into the decision-mak-ing process for schools, allowing schools more individual leeway.

    It is one of his many ways of helping the institutions that helped raise him.

    Tim Scott is a unique man. As the only black Republican in the Senate, and the "rst black Republican in the South since Recon-struction, he has already made history. And yet he hopes to top these already astound-ing accomplishments in Washington.

    Representing the whole of South Car-olina as a U.S. Senator is a great honor, he said, and I am not taking it lightly.



    After being appointed to take resigning senator Jim Demints seat in the Senate, S.C. Rep. Tim Scott is sworn in by his mother, Frances Scott, and Vice President Joe Biden Jan. 3. (Right) Scott stands with a World War II veteran after an Aug. 9 event. Scott and his mother laugh together, and (bottom right) Sen. Scott gives a speech during a campaign appearance.

    kate frain

    after the retirement of former junior sen-ator, haley appoints scott

    staff writer

    Age: 47High School: Stall High SchoolCollege: Charleston Southern Univer-sity, B.S. in Political ScienceCareer: Owns insurance agencyReligion: Evangelical Christian, member of Seacoast Church





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