Generals Bowling Team Wrap-Up

After finishing the regular season with a record of 10-0, the Generals bowling team was the first to finish with an undefeated record. The team then continued onto the sectional, where they posted one of the top 5 scores in the entire state. They then advanced to the regional competition in Evansville, Indiana. With the combination of an unconventional oil pattern on the lane, and an off day for the team as a whole, they were unable to advance to the semi state competition. Despite having a historically dominant regular season, the bowling season for the Generals is now officially over.

Although the team did not have the result that they were hoping for, there is still much to look forward to and be proud of. While the team lost at regional, there were also singles competitions that the players were competing in. Senior Justin Moore finished 2nd at the sectional, and Evan Davis finished 5th. Evan managed to continue competing at semi-state, and finished his season February 3rd at the state competition.

Evan Davis was be the first bowler to compete in the state competition for singles since the General bowling teams inception. He competed in the singles state competition February 3rd in Angleton, Indiana. At this event, Evan was able to finish as the 17th best bowler in the entire state of Indiana. As a whole, this was a season to remember for the Generals. They proved that they were the most dominant team in the conference, and showed that they had talent. Yes, the team did not get the end result that they were striving towards, but the season was still a success. There is also much that can be improved on with the team, as two of the pillars of the team are going to be Juniors next year. Evan Davis and Trenton Murphy are hoping to build on the teams prior success to make for an even better season.

Is Water Wet?

Recently, there has been a major controversy surrounding something that was once thought to be obvious. On social media websites like Twitter and Facebook, people have been posting something that was once considered blasphemous. Some people now believe that water is not wet, that it only makes other objects wet. They believe that water itself is not wet, that wet is what we describe our experience with water.

When most people initially heard about this theory, they were surprised. The argument for the side that believes water is wet is that it makes other objects wet so that itself is a wet substance. They believe that when an object is submerged in water that it is not wet until it comes out of the water. However, there are questions that can argue against this statement. When you step in a puddle of water, your shoe becomes wet while you are stepping in the puddle, and after you step outside of the puddle. So there is nothing else, other than the water that could have made your shoe wet, so water is wet. However, according to Google, water is not wet. Google states that wetness is just a description of the way we interpret water. Those that say water is wet state that they are simply appealing to logic, not the scientific argument.

This controversy has caused a major divide among students at Clarksville High School. Both sides of the argument believes that the other is ignorant and unreasonable for their stance. A poll was conducted about this vital issue. Out of the 50 students polled, 27 said water is wet and 23 said water is not wet. During the administration of this poll tensions ran high, arguments struck up between opposing sides with some students becoming offended.

Surprisingly, students have very strong opinions on this topic. Some students are so distraught by this significant question that it is difficult to even take a side. Sophomore Richard Wheatley said “Water is sometimes wet, and sometimes it isn’t. It depends on the surface that the water is on. In general however, I’m going to go with yes, water is wet. After you get out of the shower, your hair and body is wet. When you use a towel to dry off, the towel becomes damp. So the only thing that could make the towel wet would be the water.”

The fact is that this will continue to be an ongoing discussion in our nation and school for a long time to come. It appears that neither side is willing to change their opinion nor listen to reason, no matter what science or logic says. There are also many other questions that have been struck up that are similar to this that are also causing question. Including “Is air dry?” and “Is there one or two holes in a straw?” are questions that are also beginning causing conflict. It seems that these questions will never have an answer that people can agree on.

So readers, what do you think? Leave your comments and add to the social media conversation. Comments should be school appropriate.