Warrior Update; Episode 5; 10/11/2019

Warrior Update; Episode 5; 10/11/2019


Today on Warrior Update, we feature the
man behind the music, politicians address vaping and we
celebrate homecoming week. It’s Friday October 11, I’m Elenzie France, and this is
Warrior Update. The music and lights for the homecoming
dance come from an unlikely source. Robert Cohen reports. For the past few
years, the lights and sounds of homecoming come from someone you may
recognize in the halls…guidance department chair Ryan Van Kampen. GSM is
my production company…Gathering Storm Media. We’re an event production company
that specializes in deejaying, concerts, live recording, studio recordings. It lets me get out my creative energy, some of my engineering side of what I do, just
gives me an alternative to what I do here at school.
DJing music has been something Van Kampen has had a passion for since
college. In my freshman year of college, we were
going to do a dance-a-thon and our DJ didn’t show up so we had to scramble
pretty quickly to put something together, and I just fell in love with music,
really, at that time and what I can do for people. And so I’ve been doing this
for about 15 years. Gathering Storm Media works a wide range of events, including
what bonzi Valley High School. We also work with some other schools in the area
several of the middle schools we also have worked with West Aurora and East Aurora in the past. We do a lot of weddings. We do concert recordings. We do some of
the the choir band and orchestra shows here at Waubonsie, but we also do large
like rock concerts out at like the Bolingbrook Promenade and at various
fairgrounds throughout the year. The amount of work and organization that
goes into the dance begins in the summer. We start planning homecoming probably
about June, just to make sure that we have all the equipment lined up that we
need. And we will pretty much be here from Friday morning until Sunday
afternoon setting up and tearing down. We’ll have a crew of anywhere from 8 to
10 guys here and each one of those will put in probably 20 to 30 hours over
Homecoming weekend to put on the event that you’ll see in front of you. The
homecoming dance is Saturday at 7 p.m. For more information visit waubonsiestudent.org. For Warrior Update, I’m Robert Cohen. And now a word from our
sponsors. The pride house is now selling senior
shirts. The design of the shirt displays the 2020 logo with the text “WVSeniors” on the upper left chest. The pride house will be offering these shirts for $10
apiece. The back features a clear inspirational text which reads “all eyes
on us. The future is clear. Waubonsie Valley Class of 2020. When I think of a Warrior, I think of pride,
tradition and spirit and students having showing that pride and showing that
spirit, every time by watching their peers are participating and continuing with the tradition. Hi, my name is Sarah Carroll and I don’t
have a homecoming date but today’s gonna change that. Oh my god. I’ve been looking
for you all day. Do you want to go to homecoming with me? Nah, I’m good. Cool.
I’ve been looking for you all day. Do you want to go to Homecoming with me? I’m actually moving. I’m gonna miss you so much.
Yeah, I mean, do you want to ditch your date and
go with me? I’ll pick you up at 7:00. We’re going to Olive Garden.
You wanna go to Homecoming with me? I’m good. You want to go to homecoming with me? No. Want to go
to homecoming with me? Yes. Oh my god really? Hey, it looks like you dropped something over there. What did I drop? Your standards. Hi I’m Sarah. Want to go to Homecoming together? I’m just really excited, go with
an upperclassmen, I feel maybe get some clout. Can I keep this?
No. Can I post it on Insta? No. Margarita, do you want to go to homecoming with me? Want to go to homecoming with me? Yes, yes oh my god I’ll pick you up at
8:00. Vaping has become an increasing problem in schools. WVTV’s Chris Chung
attended Lauren Underwood’s town hall meeting. Vaping continues to plague high school students across the nation. 14th district
congresswoman Lauren Underwood held a town hall meeting at the 95th Street
library in Naperville last week. I think it went very well.
We had wide participation across different demographic groups ages and
you know people who are familiar versus not. And so you know we’ve already
co-sponsored two pieces of legislation, but I’m really looking forward to
continuing to engage if we need to write an original bills and offer that
legislation you know willing to do that. One of the major concerns is how vaping
corporations are reaching the teenage market. I think the biggest cause of use
baking is that these companies marketed directly to students to teens. I mean,
they rolled out and cultivated all these influencers that went on Instagram and
and Snap and YouTube. They are totally unregulated and they can cause you to
become addicted. And so while it may be cool and seem harmless, they’re not
actually. One message from Underwood is to not give in to peer pressure. You know
what your friends do and you know that your friends only do certain things
because it’s seen as cool or acceptable right? This is not something that you
should feel like it’s just accepted and so you might as well, right? If you think
it’s disgusting, say so. I wanted to have this session today in order to you know
respond to questions that we’ve gotten after we’ve heard that people have been
dying and getting really sick, and so I think we had a good conversation tonight. To find out more information about the health effects of vaping, visit
cdc.gov. For Warrior Update, I’m Chris Chung. And you love to eat chips, chips. What kidn of chips, chips? BBQ chips, chips. I need water. That’s how you defend a pass right there. That’s how I defend a pass right there. Suck it, seniors. How they run like that? Do they work out every day? What number are you? Ocho, ocho. Should have been number 7. Damn, I cannot see a thing. Let’s Go Girls! Rachel, good job, girl. This is a real nail-biter. That’s my sister. NO NO NO NO Why are you so good? Why do I not have your speed? I don’t wanna play. I’m tired. You win some, you lose some. but we’re the better team you know. It’s
all good. I’m just gonna soak in my pain and defeat right now, and call it a night. Waubonsie Valley celebrated its 42nd Homecoming. Here’s a look back at the
week’s festivities That’s all for Warrior Update. I’m Elenzie France. Thanks for watching. Dance Friday. That light is so bright. Really? I should have just braided my hair.
Robert Cohen reports. It’s my hair being stupid boy. Warrior Update. That’s a little too bright, Delaney. I
can’t see.

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