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  • The Revitalized Nature Tailby: Meredith D.

    With the noise of frogs filling your ears, all your problems seem to dissolve. The new nature trail has just finished Phase 1. Phase 1 involved making the beginning of the boardwalk that leads to the pond. First, Mr. Smith designed frames. Once they were made, black tubing was placed on the ground, and the frames were bolted on top of the tubing. The reason for this is so that the wood will not become moist and rot. Next, the volunteers set the boards on the frames. Phase 2 is going to be a boardwalk around the whole pond. Ms. Sisson wants to have Phase 2 be done by the beginning of the next school year.

    You are probably wondering who worked on this. Well, Ms. Sisson is basically in charge of the whole project. Mr. Smith also is very important to the project. Many teachers, alumni, and parents came to help with Phase 1. Phase 2 may not be

    able to go on without donations; even a small amount can make a difference.

    The nature trail has officially opened and you are welcome to come see it!

    THE NEW BRIDGE ON THE NATURE TRAIL TO MAKE WALKING OVER THE TREE ROOTS EASIER.

    THE FRAMES AND BLACK TUBING THAT MAKE THE FOUNDATION OF THE BOARDWALK.

    THE BLUE HERON-IF YOU ARE QUIET ENOUGH ON YOUR WAY OUT TO THE POND, YOU MAY SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL BIRD!

    THE COYOTE CHRONICLE THE INDEPENDENT DAY SCHOOL/FALL 2012

  • THE COYOTE CHRONICLE PG. 2

    WHO WORE IT BETTER?

    Poll Results

    Kids-53% Kylie 47% EmmaTeachers-35% Kylie 65% Emma

    Poll Results

    Kids-33% Demi 67% Jordin Teachers-18% Demi 82% Jordin

    Kylie Jenner won this Who Wore it Best(with the kids) because her shoes add a pop, and the dress makes her legs

    look longer. Emma Roberts won this Who

    Wore it Best(with the teachers) because of the way

    she is standing and lighter colors around her complement

    the color of the dress.

    Jordin Sparks won this Who Wore it Best because the dress flatters her, she kept it simple, and didnt over-accessorize.

    Poll Results

    Kids-68% Kourtney 34% BrittanyTeachers-

    82% Kourtney 18% Brittany

    Kourtney Kardashian won this Who Wore it Best

    because she accessorized the dress. Plus, a smile goes a

    long way. Her body and skin tone complemented the dress

    well.

    By: Olivia C. & Olivia R.

  • THE COYOTE CHRONICLE PG. 3

    WHO WORE IT BETTER?

    Poll ResultsKids-73% Emma 27% RumerTeachers-76% Rumer 24% Emma

    Poll ResultsKids-62% Emmy 38% NinaTeachers-61% Emmy 39% Nina

    Emma Roberts won this Who Wore it Best(with the kids) because she accessorized the outfit with a big statement

    necklace and a matching blue clutch. Plus, the boots were something fun that you wouldnt think would go with the dress.Rumer Willis won this Who Wore it Best(with the teachers) because she kept it simple with her classic black heels and small jewelry. Some teachers thought Emmas shoes looked

    like socks.

    Krysten Ritter won this Who Wore it Best(with the kids)

    because she kept the colors of yellow and black-even with

    her hair! Padma Lakshmi won the

    Who Wore it Best (with the

    Poll ResultsKids-60% Krysten 40% PadmaTeachers-59% Padma 41% Krysten

    Emmy Rossum won this Who Wore it Best

    because most people thought the way she wore the shoulder straps was

    more original and the color was better.

    By: Olivia C. & Olivia R.

  • THE COYOTE CHRONICLE PG. 4

    We asked our teachers: What is your favorite fashion trend? Here are their answers.Mr. Watt: Im simple. I like good ties that correspond to the god/goddess of the day.Mrs. Dwyer: I like tweed for the fall and winter.Mr. Kollmer: Id say belts.Mrs. McLaughlin: Dresses! Sparkles! Glitter!Mrs. Mills: I love to wear rain coats.Ms. Knopp: Boots.Mr. Wilkes: Socks.Ms. Boyce: Definitely socks and sandals.Ms. Sisson: Id have to go with sweatpants.Nurse Ness: Scarves.Mrs. Montgomery: Id have to go with boots.Mr. Doyle: I like to wear vests.

    FASHION FAVES: TEACHERS BY: OLIVIA C. & OLIVIA R.

    Cozy Cute Sweaters by: Emma M.Cute sweaters of all shapes, sizes, and colors

    have completely invaded this seasons runways. From the wildest ones to the simplest, they are everywhere. Lets face it: we all love a comfy, warm sweater for when the days get chilly. And this season, its all about popping colors, cool patterns, and unique accents. Dont be afraid to be a little daring!

    Nail Colors Now Inby: Madison C. and Chloe M.

  • THE COYOTE CHRONICLE PG. 5

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    Whats in and out In: Drop-waist dresses

    Out: Harem pants

    Owl motif

    Bubble Skirt

    Cute Ankle boots

    How Selenas styles have changed

    2009 2010 2011 2012

    2007 2008

    Cute ways to wear a collared shirt!

  • THE COYOTE CHRONICLE PG. 6

    One of the most expensive presidential campaigns in history ended with a decisive victory for President Barack Obama. It broke the record with around 900 million dollars spent in total and about 120 million people cast their votes. The 2012 presidential election between Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan and Barack Obama/Joseph Biden culminated on November 6th. The two candidates came from very different backgrounds. Obama grew up in Hawaii and was born on August 4th, 1961. He attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School. He assumed his first term in office on January 20th, 2009. Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate, was born March 12th, 1947 and like Obama, graduated from Harvard. Mitt Romney is a successful American businessman who served as the 70th governor of Massachusetts. Both candidates offer America different perspectives.

    Many things aligned for Obama to end his campaign victoriously. One reason that Obama had a decisive victory was his winning most of the battleground states. The battleground states are states whose Electoral College votes could swing either Republican or Democratic. Some states historically vote Democratic or Republican. Obama won the most Electoral votes as well as the popular votes. When the voters were interviewed, many agreed that the biggest concern was the economy which would influence their vote. In Obamas victory speech he pledged to achieve many of the goals he was not able to fulfill during his last term. Obama, using both humor and sincerity, also thanked his wife and children throughout his speech for their support.

    The 2012 Presidential Electionby: Sam H.

    President Obama re-elected for a second 4-year term.

  • THE COYOTE CHRONICLE PG. 7

    BY: LUKE B.

    WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

    This November was filled to the rim with basketball moments that, for the average fan, was as big as a new President. From WNBA to the NBA, everything was filled with excitement. And what is better than some good basketball? Well, for me, nothing.

    Lets start out in the WNBA. With the season just ending, it is a good time to reflect on the past Finals series between the Western Conference Minnesota Lynx and the Eastern Conference Indiana Fever. The Indiana Fever had a break-out season leading them to the Finals, and the Lynx have a new and improved line-up including Maya Moore and Devereaux Peters. But in the end, the Lynx had a bad couple of games and just could not face the hot Fever of Indiana, losing in four games. The series MVP was Tamika Catchings of the Fever. Even though it was such a quick series, it was still filled with excitement and enthusiasm. What a great way to end a great WNBA season and who knows what is going to happen next year?

    Now onto the NBA with a new, fresh season starting. Over the offseason, there were many headline stories. First, lets start with the Boston Celtics letting Ray Allen leave to play for the Miami Heat. In the playoffs, Allen had ankle spurs so he saw less playing time than normal. Also, his leaving for Miami breaks apart the first big three of the modern era of basketball. But, with Jeff Greene coming back and the team receiving Jason Terry from a deal with the Mavericks, the Celtics are a team to put on your watch list. Next, lets fly out west to Los Angeles, the Celtics rival, getting some key additions including Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns and Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic. This is also another team to put on your watch list because with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol also in the starting line-up, this team will be able to do some damage. Now lets go down south to Oklahoma City. Unfortunately for the OKC fans, the Thunder traded James Harden, a key player off the bench with the best facial hair in the league, and Cole Aldrich to a young Houston Team coached by Kevin McHale for Kevin Martin and some draft picks. Also in the the off-season, the Houston Rockets signed new rising guard Jeremy Lin, who will be a key addition to this team if he can keep his turnovers down. The last big pick-up of the off- season was the pick-up of Andre Iguoadola, a small forward, who is becoming an elite star of this league. So watch out for the Denver Nuggets. Probably the biggest event that happened in the NBA was the addition of a new team: the Brooklyn Nets. Starting in Brooklyn is Deron Williams, one of the best point guards in the league, forward Joe Johnson, and center Brooke Lopez, who are all potential all-stars. This is going to be a great season for the NBA, so keep your eyes peeled for some eye-popping action

  • THE COYOTE CHRONICLE PG. 8

    IDS SPORTS By Lauren H.

    This fall, the IDS cross-country team and boys and