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FALL 2015
High Praise for AstroTurf Fields
Fun , Safe and Convenient According to Users
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Colby Augusta ‘ 20 Contributor Last summer , the athletes of Abington High School took their first steps on the new turf fields . The fields contain the newest state of the art artificial turf made by AstroTurf of Dalton , Georgia . Abington is one of the few schools or complexes in the local area to install this type of artificial turf . It has two layers of artificial grass giving it an “ extra cushion " according to product literature . The base of the turf is made of rubber and sand , which gives it an extra safety component . This type of turf is supposed to be very durable , so it is expected to last for many years to come . Some reports place the life a turf field at about , or at least , ten years . In a brief interview with varsity football player , Will Curtin , he expressed his thoughts about the new fields . “ I think that the fields were a good investment for the school system because the fields don ’ t get ruined after playing on them in the rain , and they are very fun to play on ,” said Curtin . Youth soccer player Michael Van Luling , exuberates nothing but excitement about the new fields . He enjoys playing many games a week on them . “ I like how the fields stay open for the residents and athletes of Abington to enjoy at their leisure . I can ’ t wait to play a game under the lights ,” said Van Luling . Varsity soccer player Kayli Tobin also shared her positive view of the Astro- Turf fields . “ The new fields are great ; they are very convenient , fun to play on , and most importantly they look very nice . Playing on the turf gives me a sense of security with no fear of holes in the grass . The lines on the field are very visible and easy to see , so there is little to no confusion . The next four years of high school sports will be full of fun due to these new turf fields ,” said Tobin . According to Athletic Director Peter Serino , “ There has been nothing but positive feedback regarding these new turf fields . It is the newest and safest turf on the market .” He went on to stress that the fields are still part of a construction site , and are improving daily . The features are still evolving and improving . For instance , there is only one entrance to enter the turf fields . As the new school continues to be built , there will be more entrances into the fields . From a scheduling standpoint , there is never a need to reschedule games unless there is very inclement weather . This AstroTurf is capable of draining up to 10 inches of rain per hour . “ We , as a town , are very lucky to have the newest turf and a two-fielded facility due to its uniqueness ,” said Mr . Serino . The new turf fields at Abington High School are a significant milestone in the town ’ s history and will be used often by the student athletes and the residents of Abington .
Madison Grafton guards a Cohasset defender from advancing the ball from Green Wave offensive zone . ( GWG )
“ The next four years of high school sports will be full of fun due to these new turf
fields .”
Kayli Tobin ‘ 20
Teens Relate to “ Anonymous ” and “ Box ” Two One-Act-Plays Presented by the Drama Club
Morgan MacNeil-Berry ‘ 18 Staff Writer On November 3 and 4 , in the Paul K . Smith Music Room , the Drama Club presented “ Box ” and “ Anonymous ,” two one-act plays featuring about 22 student actors directed by Ms . Corinne M . Mason and produced by Drama Adviser Mr . Steve Shannon . Both plays portray feelings and struggles relatable to any high school teenager . “ Anonymous ,” written by an anonymous writer , is a story about every teenager , and was presented first . It portrays a new kid who tries to fit in while rumors are spread about her past . We see the best friends , the hopeless crushes , the kids that try to keep their secrets hidden , and the ones who just try to fit in . The characters do not have names ; referring to themselves and each other by their pronouns instead . It is evident throughout the wonderful performance that they lack names because they are everyone . They
show how everyone can feel , not only in high school , but anywhere in life . Grace Waterman (‘ 20 ) and Gustavo Dalla Bona (‘ 18 ), play the lead characters Me and You respectively . Both actors along with She and Her played respectively by Laurel Blanchard (‘ 18 ) and Lindsey Collins (‘ 17 ), tell the story of two friends who meet and help one another through the difficulties of high school . After intermission , the cast presented “ Box ,” a vignette play written by Lindsay Price that depicts how we all carry and deal with our boxes , or labels , in life . The amazing cast tells the stories of teenagers who hide boxes that were chosen for them either by their parents , peers , their gender , race and many other circumstances . “ Box ” tells how these teens break away from their narrow and confining labels , and figure out who they truly are .
Leah Alessi (’ 17 ), Collins , Eileen Feeney (’ 17 ) and Erick Atanga (’ 17 ) played characters Eleven , Three , Five and Eight . They showed that reputation , and who others want you to be , does not matter . What matters most is being who you want to be . Overall , the Drama Club wowed us once again . These plays hit the hearts of many in the audience . The entire cast beautifully portrayed these relatable characters and made us feel something . As people departed , you could hear them commenting how powerful and amazing they thought the performance was . It was truly incredible , making for an enjoyable and emotional night .
Leah Alessi , Andrew Kulikowski , Shayla Young , Lindsey Collins , Erick Atenga , Laurel Blanchard and Lisa Pinto rehearse a scene from " Box ." ( Corinne Mason )
“‘ Box ’ tells how these teens break away from their narrow and
confining labels .”
Morgan MacNeil-Berry ‘ 18
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