The times they are a’changin’…at least the clocks are

Macs McAdoo – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – This weekend, Mustangs prepare to set their clocks back from daylight savings time. Ending at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, students will be able to thank Benjamin Franklin while enjoying an extra hour of sleep and earlier sunsets in the evenings.

Some households may actually rejoice on Monday morning when their alarm clocks go off an hour later.

“I think the time change is a good thing,” said junior Jared Aker.  “I get an extra hour of sleep and I don’t mind that it gets darker later.”

However, there are some who aren’t looking forward to this change.

“I personally have a hard time adjusting to the change,” said freshman Bella Barbalato.  “I usually end up sleeping in too much. Plus I can’t go for a run with my dog at night like I usually do because it gets too dark too early.”

Regardless of one’s opinion on the time change, be sure to set clocks forward.

Girls weightlifting ready to raise the bar

 Ashley Barr – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – It’s sign up time for the 2015-16 Mustang girls weightlifting team. Coach Mick Koczersut expects about 30 participants. Girls from all grade levels are welcome to join.

Practices are every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday after school. The first meet is at 2:30 on November 9, at home.

Anyone interested can contact Koczersut in room 771 to sign up or get further information.

Marching Mustangs hope pizza means profits

Markella Paradissis-Wagner – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Hungry Howie’s Pizza Buffet will host the Marching Mustang’s upcoming Spirit Night from 4-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2.

Band members will be volunteering in the dining room. The band will receive 10 % of the profits from customers, and will take in tips from tables the musicians serve.

Lauren Pascarella, sophomore and clarinet player, served last year at a similar Hungry Howie’s event, and expects success this year.

“It was a great way to raise money for the band,” she said.  “A lot of people came out to support us. I can’t wait for us to be even more successful.”

The Hungry Howie’s is located on Ranch Lake Blvd in front of Wal-Mart on SR 70.

First 2015-16 orchestra concert a success

Jamie Tarriela – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Orchestras held their first concert of the year at 7 p.m., Oct. 29.

The Campus, Concert, and Chamber orchestras performed eight fall and Halloween themed songs. The Campus and Concert Orchestras both performed two songs, while the highest levelled Chamber Orchestra performed four.

Orchestra Director Daniel Shafer said, “The concert was a success. However, there were songs we had played better in the past, and we still have room for improvement.”

Mustang seniors enjoy Halloween class privilege

Ashely Barr – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Friday morning LRHS seniors were privileged with some Halloween treats.

Friday morning LRHS seniors received a class privilege treat.
Friday morning LRHS seniors received a class privilege treat.

Seniors with their privilege cards were invited to the courtyard where they received a cup full of candy from the senior advisory board.

Senior Ryley Sheibler said, ” This morning was a great surprise. ”

Senior class adviser Ann Fleury said, ” It was a success and the seniors enjoyed it.” Around 330 students received the goodies.