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    Quiz Bowl Article

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:23 am

    By Derek Ha and Oishee Shemontee

    If you happen to walk by P hall on Tuesdays after school, don’t be surprised to hear loud banging noises emanating from classrooms. No, it is not your overzealous Chemistry teacher conducting a bizarre experiment. Nor is it the construction crew demolishing yet another row of buildings. What you hear is Arcadia High School’s Quiz Bowl team practicing. Team members are required to possess a wide range of knowledge in all subject areas. They compete with buzzers during actual rounds but settle for slapping tables and clapping hands as substitutes during the weekly practices.
    It’s no secret that the members of Quiz Bowl are a dedicated bunch. Although they only meet once a week as a team, they practice frequently together on IRC channels, are nearly constantly in touch through email, and spend copious amounts of time independently researching their favorite subject. As competitions begin, they find that their hard work becomes even more necessary to stay on top of the competition.
    On Saturday, Oct. 3, Quiz Bowl competed in its very first tournament of the school year at UCLA’s Tournament Without An Interesting Name X (TWAIN X). Although the ‘flu season had nearly deterred several players from attending, enough people were present for Quiz Bowl to divide into four teams rather of the usual two or three. In many ways, the tournament gave new Quiz Bowl-ers a tantalizing first taste of competition. The main goal, however, was to qualify for the National competition by placing within the top three.
    AHS’s A Team, comprised of seniors Alex Hu, Eddie Xue, Stanley Yuan and Tim Zheng did just that, placing second overall. They lost by the narrowest of margins, going down to the Torrey Pines A team in a final tiebreaker round. Nevertheless, they secured the silver, an impressive feat by any standards. They also earned a spot in Nationals, which are to be held on the Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.
    “Of course we are excited to qualify for Nationals,” said Quiz Bowl co-captain Stanley Yuan, “but it was a good experience for everyone. The newcomers’ performance exceeded all of our expectations.”
    Indeed, Arcadia’s B, C, and D teams all posted strong results, with each picking up at least two wins overall.
    “Another quote about prospects of upcoming season,” said (someone, maybe Alex Hu??), “WE ARE GOING TO BEAT EVERYONE HAHAHAHA!”
    Next up for Arcadia High’s Quiz Bowl team is the ACF Fall Tournament, scheduled for October 31st at the California Institute of Technology. There, they will compete against teams of college students, with significantly harder questions that go more in-depth into subject matter than normal high school tournament questions.
    We wish Quiz Bowl the best of luck at ACF Fall as well as all their upcoming events!

    Joanna Liao

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    copy edit #1

    Post  Joanna Liao on Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:17 pm

    If you happen to walk by P hall on Tuesdays after school, don’t be surprised to hear loud banging noises emanating from classrooms. No, it is not your overzealous Chemistry teacher conducting a bizarre experiment. Nor is it the construction crew demolishing yet (delete “yet”) another row of buildings. What you hear is Arcadia High School’s Quiz Bowl team practicing (awk. Reword sentence). Team members are required to possess a wide range of knowledge in all subject areas. They compete with buzzers during actual rounds (change to: During actual rounds….during weekly practices they settle for…) but settle for slapping tables and clapping hands as substitutes during the weekly practices.
    It’s no secret that the members of Quiz Bowl are a dedicated bunch (change: bunch … it sounds kind of weird O_O). Although they only meet once a week as a team, they practice frequently together on IRC channels, are nearly (delete “nearly”) constantly in touch through email, and spend copious amounts of time independently researching (add: about) their favorite subject. As competitions begin, they find that (delete: they find that) their hard work becomes even more necessary to stay on top of the competition. (awk. Hard to understand. Reword please)
    On Saturday, Oct. 3, Quiz Bowl competed in its very first tournament of the school year at UCLA’s Tournament Without An Interesting Name X (TWAIN X). Although the ‘flu (delete: ‘) season had nearly deterred several players (change to: competitors) from attending, enough (reword: enough) people (what kind of people?) were present for Quiz Bowl to divide into four teams rather of (switch “of” with “than”) the usual two or three. In many ways, the tournament gave new Quiz Bowl-ers (uhh… change to an actual word LOL) a tantalizing first taste of competition. The main goal, however, was to qualify for the National competition (capitalize: competition) by placing within the top three.
    AHS’s A Team, (add parenthesis) comprised of seniors Alex Hu, Eddie Xue, Stanley Yuan and Tim Zheng (end parenthesis) did just that, placing second overall. They lost by the narrowest of margins, going down to the Torrey Pines A team in a final tiebreaker round. Nevertheless, they secured the silver, an impressive feat by any standards. They also earned a spot in Nationals, which are to be held on the Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.
    “Of course we are excited to qualify for Nationals,” said Quiz Bowl co-captain, Stanley Yuan, “but it was a good experience for everyone. The newcomers’ performance exceeded all of our expectations.”
    Indeed, Arcadia’s B, C, and D teams all (delete: all) posted strong results, with each picking up (reword: picking up) at least two wins overall.
    “Another quote about prospects of upcoming season,” said (someone, maybe Alex Hu??) (find who), “WE ARE GOING TO BEAT EVERYONE HAHAHAHA!”
    Next up (change to: the next competition) for Arcadia High’s Quiz Bowl team is the ACF Fall Tournament, scheduled for October 31st at the California Institute of Technology. There, they will compete against teams of (delete: teams of) college students, with significantly harder questions that go more in-depth into subject matter than normal high school tournament questions.
    We wish Quiz Bowl the best of luck at ACF Fall as well as all their upcoming events! lol!

    oisheeshemontee

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    Edit #1

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:03 am

    If you happen to walk by P hall on Tuesdays after school, don’t be surprised to hear loud banging noises emanating from classrooms. No, it's not your overzealous Chemistry teacher conducting a bizarre experiment. Nor is it the construction crew demolishing another row of buildings. What you hear is the AHS Quiz Bowl team practising for upcoming competitions. Since team members are required to possess a wide range of knowledge in all subject areas, the best way for them to practice is by playing rounds against each other. During actual tournaments, they compete with buzzers but during weekly practices they settle for slapping tables and clapping hands as acceptable substitutes.
    It’s no secret that the members of Quiz Bowl are a dedicated lot. Although they only meet once a week as a team, they practice frequently together on IRC channels, are constantly in touch through email, and spend copious amounts of time independently researching about their favorite subject. As competitions begin, their hard work becomes essential for doing well against Quiz Bowl teams from other schools.
    On Saturday, Oct. 3, Quiz Bowl competed in its very first tournament of the school year at UCLA’s Tournament Without An Interesting Name X (TWAIN X). Although the flu season had nearly deterred several competitors from attending, there were still enough members present for Quiz Bowl to divide into four teams rather than the usual two or three. In many ways, the tournament gave new Quiz Bowl members a tantalizing first taste of competition. The main goal, however, was to qualify for the National Competition by placing within the top three.
    AHS’s A Team (comprised of seniors Alex Hu, Eddie Xue, Stanley Yuan and Tim Zheng) did just that, placing second overall. They lost by the narrowest of margins, going down to the Torrey Pines A team in a final tiebreaker round. Nevertheless, they secured the silver, an impressive feat by any standards. They also earned a spot in Nationals, which are to be held on the Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.
    “Of course we are excited to qualify for Nationals,” said Quiz Bowl co-captain, Stanley Yuan, “but it was a good experience for everyone. The newcomers’ performance exceeded all of our expectations.”
    Indeed, Arcadia’s B, C, and D teams posted strong results, with each coming in with at least two wins overall.
    “Another quote about prospects of upcoming season,” said (someone, maybe Alex Hu??) (find who), “WE ARE GOING TO BEAT EVERYONE HAHAHAHA!”
    The next competition for AHS's Quiz Bowl team is the ACF Fall Tournament, scheduled for October 31st at the California Institute of Technology. There, they will compete against college students, with significantly harder questions that go more in-depth into subject matter than normal high school tournament questions.
    We wish Quiz Bowl the best of luck at ACF Fall as well as all their upcoming events!

    derekha

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    Re: Quiz Bowl Article

    Post  derekha on Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:14 pm

    it's longer!

    If you happen to walk by P hall on Tuesdays after school, don’t be surprised to hear loud banging noises emanating from within classrooms. No, it is not your overzealous Chemistry teacher conducting a bizarre and hazardous experiment. Nor is it the construction crew demolishing yet another row of buildings. What you hear is the AHS Quiz Bowl team practicing for upcoming competition. Since team members are required to possess a wide range of knowledge in all subject areas, the best way for them to practice is by playing rounds against each other. During actual tournaments, they compete with buzzers but during weekly practices, they settle for slapping tables and clapping hands as acceptable substitutes.
    It’s no secret that the members of Quiz Bowl are a dedicated lot. Although they only meet once a week as a team, they practice frequently together on IRC channels, are constantly in touch through email, and spend copious amounts of time independently researching about their favorite subject. As competitions begin, their hard work becomes essential for doing well against Quiz Bowl teams from other schools.
    On Saturday, Oct. 3, Quiz Bowl competed in its very first tournament of the school year at UCLA’s Tournament Without An Interesting Name X (TWAIN X). Although the flu season had nearly deterred several competitors from attending, there were still enough members present for Quiz Bowl to divide into four teams rather than the usual two or three. In many ways, the tournament gave new Quiz Bowl members a tantalizing first taste of competition. The main goal, however, was to qualify for the National Competition by placing within the top three.
    AHS’s A Team (comprised of seniors Alex Hu, Eddie Xue, Stanley Yuan and Tim Zheng) did just that, placing second overall. They lost by the narrowest of margins, going down to the Torrey Pines A team in a final tiebreaker round. Nevertheless, they secured the silver, an impressive feat by any standards. They also earned a spot in Nationals, which are to be held over the Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.
    “Of course we are excited to qualify for Nationals,” said Quiz Bowl co-captain, Stanley Yuan, “but it was a good experience for everyone. The newcomers’ performance exceeded all of our expectations.”
    Indeed, Arcadia’s B, C, and D teams posted strong results, with each coming in with at least two wins overall. This is especially impressive given that no one is protected from going against the best teams (for example, a D team can very well compete against an A team).
    Sophomore Chung Chan was unable to attend due to illness, but expresses optimism for the remainder of the season nonetheless, commenting, “Based on everyone’s performance at TWAIN, I would say that we have a great year ahead of us. I cannot wait to compete!”
    The next competition for AHS's Quiz Bowl team is the ACF Fall Tournament, scheduled for October 31st at the California Institute of Technology. There, they will compete against college students, and the questions will be significantly harder, delving more in-depth into the subject matter and touching upon more obscure topic than normal high school tournament questions.
    We wish Quiz Bowl the best of luck at ACF Fall as well as all their upcoming events!

    Joanna Liao

    Posts : 161
    Join date : 2009-09-01
    Age : 23

    copy edit #2

    Post  Joanna Liao on Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:51 pm

    If you happen to walk by P hall on Tuesdays after school, don’t be surprised to hear loud banging noises emanating from within classrooms. No, it is not your overzealous Chemistry teacher conducting a bizarre and hazardous experiment. Nor is it the construction crew demolishing yet another row of buildings. What you hear is the AHS Quiz Bowl team practicing for upcoming competition. Since team members are required to possess a wide range of knowledge in all subject areas, the best way for them to practice is by playing rounds against each other. During actual tournaments, (delete comma) they compete with buzzers (add comma) but during weekly practices, (delete comma) they settle for slapping tables and clapping hands as acceptable substitutes.
    It’s no secret that the members of Quiz Bowl are a dedicated lot (reword lot). Although they only meet once a week as a team, they practice frequently together on IRC channels, are constantly in touch through email, and spend copious amounts of time independently researching about their favorite subject. As competitions begin, their hard work becomes essential for doing well against Quiz Bowl teams from other schools.(confusing sentence)
    On Saturday, Oct. 3, Quiz Bowl competed in its very first tournament of the school year at UCLA’s Tournament Without An Interesting Name X (TWAIN X). Although the flu season had nearly deterred several competitors from attending, there were still enough members present for Quiz Bowl to divide into four teams rather than the usual two or three. In many ways, the tournament gave new Quiz Bowl members a tantalizing (you used tantalizing twice already) first taste of competition. The main goal, however, was to qualify for the National Competition by placing within the top three.
    AHS’s A Team (comprised of seniors Alex Hu, Eddie Xue, Stanley Yuan and Tim Zheng) did just that, placing second overall. They lost by the narrowest of margins, going down to the Torrey Pines A team in a final tiebreaker round. Nevertheless, they secured the silver, an impressive feat by any standards. They also earned a spot in Nationals, which are to be held over the Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.
    “Of course we are excited to qualify for Nationals,” said Quiz Bowl co-captain, Stanley Yuan, “but it was a good experience for everyone. The newcomers’ performance exceeded all of our expectations.”
    Indeed, Arcadia’s B, C, and D teams posted strong results, (change to ; ) with each coming in with at least two wins overall. This is especially impressive given that no one is protected from going against the best teams (for example, a D team can very well compete against an A team).
    Sophomore Chung Chan was unable to attend due to illness, but expresses optimism for the remainder of the season nonetheless, commenting, “Based on everyone’s performance at TWAIN, I would say that we have a great year ahead of us. I cannot wait to compete!”
    The next competition for AHS's Quiz Bowl team is the ACF Fall Tournament, scheduled for October 31st at the California Institute of Technology. There, they will compete against college students, and the questions will be significantly harder, delving more in-depth into the subject matter and touching upon more obscure topic than normal high school tournament questions. (runon)
    We wish Quiz Bowl the best of luck at ACF Fall as well as all their upcoming events!

    derekha

    Posts : 54
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Quiz Bowl Article

    Post  derekha on Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:26 am

    If you happen to walk by P hall on Tuesdays after school, don’t be surprised to hear loud banging noises emanating from within classrooms. No, it is not your overzealous Chemistry teacher conducting a bizarre and hazardous experiment. Nor is it the construction crew demolishing yet another row of buildings. What you hear is the AHS Quiz Bowl team practicing for upcoming competition. Since team members are required to possess a wide range of knowledge in all subject areas, the best way for them to practice is by playing rounds against each other. During actual tournaments, they compete with buzzers, but during weekly practices, they settle for slapping tables and clapping hands as acceptable substitutes.
    It’s no secret that the members of Quiz Bowl are a dedicated bunch. Although they only meet once a week as a team, they practice frequently together on IRC channels, are constantly in touch through email, and spend copious amounts of time independently researching about their favorite subject. As competitions begin, their hard work pays off, for the knowledge they gain allows them to do well against Quiz Bowl teams from other schools.
    On Saturday, Oct. 3, Quiz Bowl competed in its very first tournament of the school year at UCLA’s Tournament Without An Interesting Name X (TWAIN X). Although the flu season had nearly deterred several competitors from attending, there were still enough members present for Quiz Bowl to divide into four teams rather than the usual two or three. In many ways, the tournament gave new Quiz Bowl members a tantalizing first taste of competition. The main goal, however, was to qualify for the National Competition by placing within the top three.
    AHS’s A Team (comprised of seniors Alex Hu, Eddie Xue, Stanley Yuan and Tim Zheng) did just that, placing second overall. They lost by the narrowest of margins, going down to the Torrey Pines A team in a final tiebreaker round. Nevertheless, they secured the silver, an impressive feat by any standards. They also earned a spot in Nationals, which are to be held over the Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.
    “Of course we are excited to qualify for Nationals,” said Quiz Bowl co-captain, Stanley Yuan, “but it was a good experience for everyone. The newcomers’ performance exceeded all of our expectations.”
    Indeed, Arcadia’s B, C, and D teams posted strong results. All three came in with at least two wins overall. This is especially impressive given that no one is protected from going against the best teams (for example, a D team can very well compete against an A team).
    Sophomore Chung Chan was unable to attend due to illness, but expresses optimism for the remainder of the season nonetheless, commenting, “Based on everyone’s performance at TWAIN, I would say that we have a great year ahead of us. I cannot wait to compete!”
    The next competition for AHS's Quiz Bowl team is the ACF Fall Tournament, scheduled for October 31st at the California Institute of Technology. There, they will compete against college students. The questions will be significantly harder, delving deeper into the subjects and touching upon more obscure topics than normal high school tournament questions do.
    We wish Quiz Bowl the best of luck at ACF Fall as well as all their upcoming events!

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