Wednesday, April 30, 2003

new link on the right

Sig's Multimedia Page

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Report: Iraq-al Qaeda link found

LONDON (AP) -- Documents discovered in the bombed out headquarters of Iraq's intelligence service provide evidence of a direct link between Saddam Hussein's regime and Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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Saturday, April 26, 2003

talent show results

At Signature's first ever Talent Show tonight, first place went to Emily Nejad, who sang My Heart Will Go On. Second place went to Andrew Bernard, Nirav Shah, Brent Griffin, and Dan Wallace who group rapped. Leanne Eicher's impromptu piano performance was astounding as well, I hear.
AP testing schedule online

and Sig's other events in May. here
National Charter Schools Week, April 28-May 2

Next week, there are numerous things going on:

- Honors Banquet Tuesday
- Rotary Program Tuesday
- Spring Musical May 1 & 2
- Shadow a Sig student for the day (if you are a prospective student)

For more information, try calling Ms. Becker at 421-1820

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Saturday, April 19, 2003


poetry from the slam is now published at SlamPost. The site has some really good slam poetry, check it out!

And don't let Phuc's poetry scare you away.
slam a success

With a turnout of approximately 52 people, the Poetry Slam at the Wadi Cafe was a success! Wadi's management has invited us for another slam. Stay tuned for info for next month's slam, or IM zildjangirl with any questions.

Some poems from the slam will be posted online soon too.

Friday, April 18, 2003

poetry slam!

the inaugural slam of the Evansville venue is tonight at the Wadi Cafe! Performances begin at 7:30. If you'd like to perform, sign ups are at 7. Slam poetry is basically any type of raw, true spoken word. It can be funny, serious, deep, or whatever. Try it out! Or at least attend.

See you there.

Monday, April 14, 2003

U.S.: Mobile labs found in Iraq

Hidden Chemical Labs Found in Iraq

I recently saw a poster that jokingly stated, "First Iraq. Next, France."

But seriously, now that Bush has a mandate to attack any potentially rogue nation, who will he go after next? I'm thinking Syria.

Friday, April 11, 2003

robotics V

In the fifth semi-annual robotics competition, the Signature Therapists placed a close 2nd place. 1st place went to the Techbots of Mater Dei, by a margin of 10 seconds. 3rd place went to the Mechaknights of Castle, who didn't finish the course but went further than the rest of the robots.

Therapists Members: Phuc Nguyen, Shanky Surana, Pat Blandford, Sibo Lin

Wednesday, April 09, 2003


Today American soldiers walked through the streets of Baghdad, greeted by a shower of flowers and cheers from the Baghdadis.

The US finds itself in a unique position where it can show up its skeptics (France, Germany, etc.) by turning Iraq into a sovereign state that volutarily allies itself whole-heartedly with the US, like the British regime.

The reconstruction of Iraq and our international ties will be an interesting process.

referendum defeated!

14 WFIE reports, "The final count came in at 9:20 pm with a vote of 23,760 voting no and 9,736 voting yes."

Looks like the EVSC is going to have to restrain its budget. A follow-up referendum cannot be tried again until at least March 18, 2004.

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

low-carbs diet study

The Atkin's diet is huge at Sig School. But does it really work? Business Week reports that a new study finds that low calories are more important than low carbs.

People on diets of 60 or fewer grams of carbohydrates a day (a threshold used by many low-carb diets) did lose weight, but the loss was invariably associated with eating less and dieting longer, rather than carbohydrate intake. "The findings suggest that if you want to lose weight, you should eat fewer calories and do so over a long time period," says Bravata.

And those pork rinds are gnarly.

Syracuse wins against Kansas, 81-78. Hinrich missed two three pointers in the last minute, and one was ooo so close to falling in.

Monday, April 07, 2003

K is the evilest letter

For any AP Chem students up dreading the upcoming re-re-test, here is a FANTANSTIC site for calculating pH during titration.

Sunday, April 06, 2003

ncaa update

Championship match will be Kansas vs Syracuse. I predict a Kansas win.

Watch and see my prediction come true, Monday night.
daylight savings

Spring foward one hour tonight! If you don't, you may be an hour late for church tomorrow.

Northern and Central Indiana don't use Daylight Savings. I have no idea why not. I've begun waking up at 6:00 AM not because of my alarm clock (which is set for 7:00) but because the sun is up way too early now.

What's your opinion? Daylight Savings or no?

Saturday, April 05, 2003

sig teachers' webpages

They are up. Go to and click on the staff page.

The webpages seem a little...strange. Check out Ms. Luker's...
U.S. support for Bush, war soars

WASHINGTON -- Buoyed by success on the battlefield, most Americans now express support for an expansive United States role in the Middle East -- with a clear majority backing the war in Iraq and half endorsing military action against Iran if it continues to develop nuclear weapons, according to a new Los Angeles Times poll.

The survey found America experiencing the traditional rally-around-the-flag effect common when troops are first sent into battle: Optimism about the country's direction and support for President Bush both soared.

More than three-fourths of Americans -- including two-thirds of liberals and 70 percent of Democrats -- now say they support the decision to go to war. And more than four-fifths of these war supporters say they will still back the military action even if coalition forces don't find evidence of weapons of mass destruction.(full text)

This story is most disturbing because we've begun to lose sight of what we went into Iraq for (pre-emptive protection against a nuclear terrorist attack. No WMDs, no al-Qaida links found yet. But Bush is receiving this blank check mandate that he can cash in on to use unilateral military action against other countries in the future.

Friday, April 04, 2003

saddam dead or alive?

the Pentagon reports that Saddam tapes were recorded before Iraqi Freedom.

If Saddam is alive, it's not strange that he's not in the public eye. Considering our eagerness to surprise him with a cruise missile/bunker buster barrage the first night of Iraqi Freedom, Saddam would not go into public for fear of being bombed as soon as the US learned of his whereabouts.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

affirmative action

In case you haven't heard about the current Supreme Court case on affirmative action, the University of Michigan currently uses a 150 pt system to determine which applicants get accepted. Their policy is getting challenged because if an applicant is black, he or she receives a 20 pt gain.

But, this policy isn't as racially based as it may initially seem. Here's some food for thought:

But white students can get those 20 points too, if they are socioeconomically disadvantaged or attend a high school where most of the students are black or brown. Furthermore, the black students admitted to Michigan’s law school are in the top 16 percent of those who take the law school admissions test in the nation, Maureen Mahoney, another university lawyer, told the court. (full text)

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

referendum back on

delay overruled

The Indiana State Appellate Court today said the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp. can hold its tax referendum on April 8.

The court overturned Vanderburgh Circuit Judge Pro Tem David Kiely's ruling that stopped the referendum. Kiely's ruling, issued Friday, said the referendum question was not properly worded.

It'll be interesting to see how the referendum turns out. Maybe I could put some money on it and get back the money I lost for my NCAA brackets...

Just kidding!