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Lawrence School Bulldogs VS. Nauset Regional Middle School

October 17th, 2010 · Articles

By Nick Carlino 

On Wednesday, October 20th we traveled to Orleans for our only away game of the season. The Bulldogs football team was ready for a win when we stepped on the field to face Nauset Regional Middle School. 

The game went better for the maroon and white than it did for the black and yellow. Craig Green, number 14, ran in 3 touchdowns for Lawrence, thanks to his ability to break tackles, and some nice blocking by the Bulldog offense. Falmouth’s defense made some good tackles. The most notable defensive play was made by James Jarvis, number 82. Jarvis intercepted a pass by Nauset’s quarterback in the second half of the game and ran it for a few yards, leaving the Bulldogs in great field position. The end result was Falmouth 22, to Nauset 14. 

Next week we play the undefeated Vineyarders, of Martha’s Vineyard Jr. High. The game will be here, at Lawrence School, on October 27th at 4 pm. 

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October 11th, 2010 · Articles

Starring: Bruce Willis, Mary Louis-Parker, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman

Directed By: Robert Shwentke

2010, PG-13, 111 Minutes

Reviewed by Liam Doherty

          RED (Retired and Extremely Dangerous) has the best cast out of any action comedy- ever. All of the actors are big name movie stars who have either won or been nominated for an Academy Award. I was worried this would be a major let down of a movie, but it was fast paced and funny.

          The plot revolves around retired CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) being hunted down by the CIA so he sets out to stop them. He brings along his crush, Sarah, (Mary Louise-Parker) on his adventure so she isn’t targeted as well.

          Frank joins up with his old colleagues (Mirren, Malkovich and Freeman) to help him stop the CIA. When he’s not killing people with objects you didn’t know could kill someone, Frank pulls answers out of thin air to clues that aren’t really there, but the filmmakers don’t seem to care whether you pay attention to the plot or you just came to see things explode.

          From when Frank is ambushed at his home 10 minutes into the movie, a scene doesn’t go by without someone exploding, being shot, stabbed, hung or maimed. Helen Mirren was by far my favorite character in the movie. Just the irony of Dame Helen Mirren relentlessly killing Secret Service operatives with a .50 caliber machine gun (and enjoy it) is worth the ticket price. She also has some funny one-liners. Speaking of laughs, the film is in no short supply of them, most coming from John Malkovich’s super paranoid character.

          We’ve seen this all done before, the “sacrifice the sick and elderly for everyone else” and spies gone rogue clichés (The Losers did that 6 months ago), but we’ve never seen it done as well as RED. B

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Lawrence Field Hockey Rocks!

October 7th, 2010 · Articles

Getting last minute instructions. Photo by E. Driscoll


By Emma Driscoll

  1.  We are the bulldogs!
  2. I still can’t here you!
  3. A little bit louder!
  4.  More, more, more! 1!

The Falmouth teams are back in action, led by Coach Winslow, the former gym teacher, and the newest member to the team, Coach Wiley!

Push, pass, or slap shot, Lawrence teams are going to blow your top!  Put your cage goggles on and your mouth guard in, check your shin guards and stick and you get the feeling you’re going to win! Both goalies wait at the end of the field with the ref in the middle, along with center mid, right, and left wing/mid and back at their positions.  The whistle­­­­­ is blown and the game begins! Your cleats feel tight as you run up and down the field; your mouth fills with spit because you chew your mouth guard when the other team is close to your goal.  Your lungs fill with fire as you run to the ball every time it comes in your direction. But after you win your game, and see the smiles spread across your coaches’ faces, you know it was all worth it!

The social scene is a hot topic for field hockey girls, and even when you’re not talking about what went on in math, you’re still talking to your teammates or, as you move on in the sport, your “family”.  You make new friends and you connect with the old. Being on a team is a great opportunity and field hockey can provide that for anyone who wants to try.  “Don’t be afraid to come out and try.  You stay in shape, you talk to friends, and you have fun!” Coach Winslow says.  If you’re looking for fun, sportsmanship, and getting in shape, field hockey might be the thing for you! Besides, does anyone else do the karaoke, Frankenstein, butt-kick and kick the stick?

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Life in the Parentheses

October 7th, 2010 · Student Blogs

By Olivia Beaton

         One day my English teacher told me I lived in the parentheses.  I laughed, but then I was curious.  What did it mean to live in the parentheses?  I asked my teacher, but she said I had to figure it out myself.  At first I have to admit, I was insulted.  I thought, Great, I don’t know what this means and now I have to figure it out on my own.

         Throughout the year I thought and thought.  It was our little English class joke.  I would joke about it too, but I couldn’t help think, what did it mean when she said I live in the parentheses.  Well, I’ve finally figured it out.

         Parentheses indicate digression, a message that departs from the main subject. I was told it means to be in your own little world, something random that has nothing to do with what’s going on. That makes sense. But why do I, Olivia Beaton live in the parentheses?

         Living in the parentheses isn’t a bad thing at all I’ve learned.  It means you’re set apart from the rest of the world.  It means you don’t care about the drama, or anything else that is going on.  It means I’m off in my own side attraction.  Some people may say that’s a bad thing, that I am random and I don’t understand the “real world.” But it’s the exact opposite.  Inside the “parentheses” I can see everything outside of them, all the stuff people tend to miss or forget about.  I see the useless things that people get so caught up in, they let the bad things take over their lives, and they don’t even know it.  The parentheses are separate from all that, and although it may be off-track or random, it’s fun.  Being your own person and being off in your own little world is great! People may think I’m not living in the real world, but living in the parentheses is real.  It’s the little piece of fun on the side of life that people are afraid to venture into.

         Living in the parentheses also has another meaning.  This has to do more with me and who I am.  I am not shy.  I’m not, in grammar terms, a “normal sentence.”  I am crazy, goofy, loving, outgoing, and I like to go outside the lines.  I like being completely random and off-track, and that should never be a bad thing.  I would rather “live in the parentheses” than just be stuck in the boring everyday life.  I’m not saying I’m totally spaced out all the time.  I just like being a “message that departs from the main subject.”

         I love living in the parentheses.  I can be myself and I really don’t care what other people think.  I’m not going to waste my time trying to change myself and adjust who I am to please other people.  That’s just plain ridiculous!  If they don’t like me for who I am, then that’s just too bad.  Maybe at first I didn’t get it, and maybe it took me my 7th grade year to even get this far.  Maybe I will never know the FULL extent of what it really means.  But that’s what living is all about, not knowing what’s going to come next, and living in your own world.  Why worry about what’s coming next, when you can live in the moment?  So, I, Olivia Beaton, live in the parentheses. And I love every minute of it!

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Poetry Slam

June 9th, 2010 · Archives



By Eliza M

The poetry slam on May 20 was a big success! Congratulations to everyone who participated! Lots of people got up and read their original poetry in front of the big crowd, and were judged  on the poem, and how they performed it. The judges were not biased; they were college students, so it was all fair. Our friends and family came to see us perform, and there were yummy snacks served.

The winners were: Melissa Hessler, 1st place, Sarah Buscher, 2nd place, and Olivia Beaton, 3rd place. I say congratulations, but, win or lose; it was still a great evening.

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Clash Day

April 28th, 2010 · Archives

by Eliza M.


No Guff Week was a lot of fun! NO Guff Day was started by a teacher at the high school named Mr. Riebesehl.   He wanted everyone to recognize that being disrespectful was wrong.  He passed away tragicly, but Falmouth High School continued the tradition.  Thanks to a grant we were able to have No Guff Week all over Falmouth this year. At Lawrence School, each day was something special.

Monday: We all signed a ‘No Guff’ poster and pledged to follow “no guff” for the week.  Everyone who pledged received ‘No Guff’ bracelets.

Tuesday: No Label Day. On This day, we were to wear no visible labels, like “Hollister” or “North Face”.  This idea helps to take kids out of cliques.

Wednesday: Are you clashing? Clash day was a lot of fun. Kids dressed up in wacky styles, and a few even dyed their hair.

Thursday: Team colors. Today, each team was assigned a team color, and we had to wear as much of that color as possible.

Friday: Today was the best day of all, spirit day! We all wore Falmouth colors, and attended a super fun Pep Rally!

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April 14th, 2010 · Articles


By Kathy T.

     Have you recently heard classmates talking about something called “CAST”? Most people in the school don’t know what CAST is. The CAST program is the Cross-Age Science Teaching Program.

      This is a program designed to teach easy science projects to kids in elementary school.  Ms. Harbison and Ms. Cornell began as volunteers for the program, and eventually took it over.  In early fall, Mrs. Parks, a retired Lawrence School science teacher, organized the first trip. Students were chosen by their science teachers, from the eighth grade Teams 4, 5, and 6 based on their dedication to their science classes.  The people involved stayed after school on Thursdays for two weeks to  prepare for the project.  Soon after, they walked to Mullen-Hall School twice during the school day. Each 8th grader taught a group of about four to six kids how to make a light bulb light up by using a light bulb, a wire, and a size D battery.

     To do this, Lawrence School students let the kids try to figure out how to make a circuit with the materials given, and after showed them how to do it properly: by attaching the wire to the light bulb and then touching the other end to the battery. Another project was to use motors along with the wire and battery to create colorful pinwheels.  Students taught another project about conductors and insulators using similar materials. 

     I was one of the people to participate in it, and I really enjoyed the experience.  The 3rd graders made it enjoyable and interesting because of their great enthusiasm and willingness to try new, fun experiments.

     If you are interested in doing this worthwhile and educational program, then you should talk to your science teacher about it. All you need to do is get your parents to sign a form saying you can go, be after school on the training days, and you have to be in school on the days that are for teaching. So if you love working with kids and think science is cool, then you might consider trying this program!


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Math with Mrs. Mulvey

March 10th, 2010 · Archives

By Jamie Driscoll

            This past week I talked to and emailed Mrs. Mulvey, the new Team 1 math teacher. I asked her to answer a few questions for me.

            When I asked how she liked teaching full time so far, she said she really enjoyed full time teaching at the Lawrence School. Mrs. Mulvey also told me that her first impressions of Lawrence were extraordinary. “The Lawrence teachers and staff members truly care about each student and hold all of them to high expectations,” said Mrs. Mulvey.

            I inquired if she thought full-time teaching was harder than substituting, she explained to me that she thought full-time teaching was much harder. Mrs. Mulvey said that being a full-time teacher you must prepare class work and grade papers not just at school, but at home, too. Mrs. Mulvey has a degree in mechanical engineering, and loves both math and science. Before having kids Mrs. Mulvey did everything from working at Northrop Corporation helping build navigational systems for naval nuclear submarines, to designing “Smart Homes,” and being a ski and tour guide in Switzerland.

            As some of you may know, Mrs. Mulvey is a very enthusiastic hockey player. She plays on two different teams. Her team, The Cape Cod Black Dogs won over thirty games and won the National Championship in both 2007 and 2008. Mrs. Mulvey also really enjoys watching her four kids play sports. When I asked Mrs. Mulvey why she became a teacher she replied, “It is a great way for me to share my interests in math and science with children.”

           Mrs. Mulvey also has a shout-out for anyone who wants to get an A in her class. “Do your homework and show your work!”

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Deviant Art By Eliza Monty

February 24th, 2010 · Articles

     Deviant Art is a site for artists of all kinds. Like photography? Make it “Deviant”. Like digital art? You could be a “Deviant”. Like manga? You can make that a “Deviant”, too. All art is accepted. You just need a scanner.  more…




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