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Boys’ Volleyball cut short due to a power outage

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Boys' Volleyball was cut short due to a power outage.

Boys' Volleyball was cut short due to a power outage.

Morgan Williams

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Boys' Volleyball was cut short due to a power outage.

Stella Fortier, Staff Writer

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The Monday night of Homecoming week has come to be known for the annual Boys’ Volleyball game. At this event, boys from every grade join together with their class, to fight to claim the spot as volleyball champs. This year, though, there was a turn of events.

The event is partially run by girl volleyball players from each grade and the members of student council. The girls coach their team to victory, as well as help set up the nets and run the scoreboard. “It’s always so fun being involved in the boys volleyball even if it’s just running scoreboards,” junior Estelle Beutz said.

The student council members plan this homecoming event weeks in advance and help plan the details. “I really enjoy helping set up the events like boys’ volleyball. Although it gets a little difficult sometimes finishing up the final details, it’s always worth it when everyone is having a good time at the game,” senior Eric Weber said.

It’s a tradition for the the boy athletes to dress to impress, and many claim that this helps improve their volleyball performance. The girls of the grade crowd onto the bleachers, and cheer on the boys that are fighting for a winning title. “I love watching the boys in my grade try and play a sport that they have never played before,” sophomore Kaitlyn McTigue said.

It was 7 o’clock, the seniors were crushing the freshman, while the juniors were just pulling ahead of the sophomores. In the middle of a point on both courts, fans and players were shocked when they suddenly found themselves in darkness. Luckily, the power came back on right away and the games continued. Fans cheered louder than ever as the first game was coming to a close. But then, the power went out again, and this time, it went out for good. 

Everyone ran to the court and started to dance and cheer because something like this has never happened before. Chaos broke out for a small amount of time until the teachers realized that the power was not coming back on. The teachers, trying to keep things in order, forced the students back onto the bleachers. “Even though the blow horn broke, all the students did a very good job listening,” Assistant Principal Mrs. Anderson said.

Mrs. Anderson informed the students that they were waiting on Excel Energy to give the school an expected time for how long it would take the power to come back on. Approximately 15 minutes later, it was reported that the school wouldn’t get power back until 10:30 pm. With this disappointing news, everyone knew that the 2017 boys volleyball game was over. “I was really sad that I never get to play in another boys’ volleyball game, but it was fun to see the boys all sweaty,” senior Braeden Fitzgerald said.

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Stella Fortier, Staff Writer

Spotted: Stella Fortier at the steps of Benilde-St. Margarets School. When she isn’t binge watching Gossip Girl or walking her 4 dogs, you can find Stella exploring the world of Youtube. As a past self-taught lax prodigy, she spent most of her season riding the bench and befriending the competition. She spends most of her Saturday nights driving around and stalking people on the Snapchat map, or indulging in a Dairy Queen cookie dough blizzard.  Family is very important to Stella; check her second cousin Frida Fortier on the 2017-2018 KE Staff page.

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Emily Platt, Videographer

Throughout her 16 years on Earth, Emily Platt has travelled the world, broke her wrist, and successfully ridden a bike on her first try.  You may know her as “Ms. Kern’s” or “Coach Platt’s” daughter.  Yes, both of her parents work here, and no, it is not as weird as you might think.  She has been on the JV soccer team for two years and can be seen waving hello from the bench.  Platt also enjoys downhill skiing and is constantly laughing to herself as she discovers new memes from her favorite websites.  She also likes any kind of chocolate.

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On any given day, you can see Morgan Williams sprinting down the hall trying to capture that “perfect picture” for the Knight Errant social media platforms. She is a girl of many hobbies and talents including singing the ABC’s with her mouth closed, color coding her meal and outfit planners, and organizing her three calenders. Morgan enjoys the three minutes a day where she is not busy with school, swimming, or maintaining her gluten free, dairy free, well pretty much everything free diet. In these three minutes she allows herself the pleasure of listening to a variety of songs from High School Musical and Hannah Montana, which she calls the “true” classics.

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