Give Me Five pd-5Meg Cabot
Give Me Five
( Princess Diaries - 5 )
Also by Meg Cabot
The Princess Diaries
The Princess Diaries: Take Two
The Princess Diaries: Third Time Lucky
The Princess Diaries: Mia Goes Fourth
All American Girl
Nicola and the Viscount
Look out for:
The Princess Diaries: Six Appeal
Grave Doubts: The Mediator
Victoria and the Rogue
And for older readers:
The Guy Next Door
ISBN 0 330 42046 1 Copyright © Meg Cabot 2003
The Princess Diaries:
Give Me Five
Many thanks to the usual suspects: Beth Ader,
Jennifer Brown, Barb Cabot, Sarah Davies, Laura Langlie,
Abby McAden, David Walton and especially Benjamin Egnatz.
'It's true,' she said. 'Sometimes I do pretend I am a princess.
I pretend I am a princess, so that I can try and behave like one.'
A Little Princess
Frances Hodgson Burnett
by Josh Richter, Senior Class President
The week of May 5-10 is Senior Week. This is the time to honour this year's AEHS graduating class, who have worked so hard to show you leadership throughout the year. The Senior Week Events Calendar goes like this:
A Note From Your Principal:
Senior Skip Day is not an event sanctioned by school administration. All students are required to attend classes Friday 9 May. In addition, the request made by certain members of the freshman class to lift the sanction against underclassmen attending the prom unless invited by an upperclassman is denied.
Notice to all Students:
It has come to the attention of the administration that many pupils do not seem to know the proper words to the AEHS School Song. They are as follows:
Einstein Lions, we're for you Come on, be bold, come on,
be bold, come on, be bold Einstein Lions,
we're for you Blue and gold, blue and gold, blue and gold
Einstein Lions, we're for you
We've got a team no one else can ever tame
Einstein Lions, we're for you
Let's win this game!
Please note that at this year's graduation ceremony, any student caught singing alternative (particularly explicit and/or suggestive) words to the AEHS School Song will be removed from the premises. Complaints that the AEHS School Song
is too militaristic must be submitted in writing to the AEHS administrative office, not scrawled on toilet doors or discussed
on any student's public access television programme.
Letters to the Editor:
To Whom it May Concern:
Melanie Greenbaum's article in last week's issue of The Atom on the strides the women's movement has made in the past
three decades was laughably facile. Sexism is still alive and well, not only around the world, but in our own country. In Utah,
for instance, polygamous marriages involving brides as young as eleven years of age are thriving, practised by fundamentalist Mormons who continue to live by traditions their ancestors brought west in the mid-1800s. The number of people in polygamous families in Utah is estimated by human rights groups at perhaps as many as 50,000, despite the fact that polygamy is not tolerated by the mainstream Mormon church, and also that the enforcement of tough penalties in the case of underage brides can sentence a polygamous husband or church leader arranging such a marriage to up to fifteen years in prison.
I am not telling other cultures how to live, or anything. I am just saying take off the rose-coloured spectacles, Ms Greenbaum, and write an article about some of the real problems that affect half the population of this planet. The staff of The Atom might well consider giving some of their other writers a chance to report on these issues, instead of relegating them to the cafeteria beat. Lilly Moscovitz
AEHS Food Court Menu
compiled by Mia Thermopolis
Soup & Sand.
Tuna in Pitta
Take out your own personal ad!
Available to AEHS students at 50 cents/line
Happy Birthday, Reggie!
Sweet Sixteen At Last!
one pair glasses, wire frames,
the Gifted and Talented classroom.
Describe to claim. See Mrs Hill
Go to the prom with me, CF?
Please say yes.
Lost: Spiral notebook in caf., on or about 4/27.
Read and DIE! Reward for safe return.
Locker No. 510
Happy Birthday in advance, MT!
Your Loyal Subjects
Shop at Ho's Deli for all your school supply needs!
New this week: ERASERS, STAPLES, NOTEBOOKS, PENS.
Also Yu-Gi-Oh cards, Slimfast in Strawberry
One Fender precision bass, baby-blue, never been played.
With amp, how-to videos. $300. Locker No. 345
Looking for Love:
Female frosh, loves romance reading, wants older boy who
enjoys same. Must be taller than 5'8", no mean people,
non-smokers only. NO METALHEADS.
Email: [email protected]
Personal to MK from MW:
My love for you Like a flower grows
Where it will stop No one knows.
Wednesday, April 30, Bio.
Mia - Did you see the latest issue of The Atom?
I know, Shameeka, I just got my copy. I wish Lilly would stop mentioning me in her letters to the editor. I mean, as
the only freshman on the newspaper staff, I have to pay my dues. Lesley Cho, the editor-in-chief, got her start on the cafeteria beat. I am TOTALLY FINE with covering the lunch menu every week.
Well, I think Lilly just feels if your goal really is to be a writer someday, you aren't going to get there writing about Buffalo Bites!
That is not true. I have made some very important innovations in the lunch column. For instance, it was my idea to capitalize the T in Individual Pizza.
Lilly is only looking out for your best interests.
Whatever. Melanie Greenbaum is on the girls' basketball team. She could fully slam-dunk me i
f she wanted to. I
don't think Lilly antagonizing her is in my best interests.
So has he asked you yet?????
Has who asked me what?
HAS MICHAEL ASKED YOU TO THE PROM???????
Mia, the prom is in less than TWO WEEKS! Jeff asked me a MONTH ago. How are you going to get your dress in
time if you don't find out soon whether or not you're going? Plus you have to make an appointment to get your hair and nails done, and get the boutonniere, and he has to rent the limo and his tux and make dinner reservations. This
is not pizza at Bowlmore Lanes, you know. It's dinner and dancing at Maxim's! It's serious!
I'm sure Michael is going to ask me soon. He has a lot on his mind, what with the new band and college in the autumn and all.
Well, you better light a fire under him. Because you don't want to end up having him ask at the last minute. Because then if you say yes it'll be like you were waiting around for him to ask.
Hello, Michael and I are going out. It's not like I'm going to go with somebody else. As if anybody else would ask me.
I mean, I'm not YOU, Shameeka. I don't have all these senior guys lined up at my locker, just waiting for a chance to ask me out. Not that I would. Go out with another guy, I mean. If one asked. Because I love Michael with every fibre
of my being.
Well, I hope he asks you soon, because I don't want to be the only freshman girl at the prom! Who will I hang with in the Ladies' Room?
Don't worry. I'll be there. Oops. What was that about ice-worms?
They differ from earthworms in that they . . .
by Mia Thermopolis*
Contrary to popular opinion, glaciers do not just support life above and below them, but also within them.
Recently, scientists discovered the existence of worms that live inside ice - even mounds of methane ice on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. These creatures, called ice-worms, are one to two inches long and live off the chemosynthetic bacteria that grows on the methane, or are otherwise living symbiotically with them . . .
*Mr Sturgess, the notes Shameeka and I were passing were fully class-related. I swear. But whatever.
Only 70 words. 180 to go.
HOW CAN I THINK ABOUT ICE-WORMS WHEN MY BOYFRIEND HASN'T ASKED ME
TO THE PROM???????
Wednesday, April 30, Health and Safety
M - Why do you look like you just swallowed a sock?
Because, Lilly, the Bio sub caught Shameeka and me passing notes and assigned us both a 250-word paper on ice-worms.
So? You should look at it as an artistic challenge. Besides, 250 words is nothing for an ace journalist like yourself. You should be able to knock that out in half an hour.
Lilly, has your brother mentioned the prom to you?
Prom. You know. Senior Prom. The one they are holding at Maxim's a week from this Saturday. Has he mentioned
to you whether or not he's, um, planning on asking anyone?
ANYONE? Just who do you mean by ANYONE? His DOG?
You know what I mean.
Michael does not discuss things like the prom with me, Mia. Mainly what Michael discusses with me is whether or not it is my turn to empty the dishwasher, set the table, or take the wadded-up tissues down the
hall to the incinerator chute after Mom and Dad's Adult Survivors of Childhood Alien Abduction group therapy meetings.
Oh. Well, I was just wondering.
Don't worry, Mia. If Michael's going to ask anyone to the prom, it will be you.
What do you mean IF Michael's going to ask anyone to the prom?
I meant WHEN. OK? What is WITH you?
Nothing. Only that Michael is my one true love and he's graduating and so if we don't go to the prom this year I'll
never get to go. Unless we go when I'M a senior, but that won't be for THREE YEARS!!!!!!!!!!
And besides, by that time Michael might be in graduate school. He might have a beard or something!!!!! You can't
go to the prom with someone who has a BEARD.
/ can see that you're very emotional about this. Are you premenstrual or something?
NO!!!!!! I JUST WANT TO GO TO THE PROM WITH MY BOYFRIEND BEFORE HE GRADUATES AND/OR GROWS EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF FACIAL HAIR!!!!!!!!! IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT??????
Whoa. You fully need to take a Midol. And rather than asking me whether or not I think my brother is going
to ask you to the prom, I think you should ask YOURSELF something, and that's why a completely outdated, pagan dance ritual is so important to you.
It's just important to me, OK????
Is this because of that time your mom wouldn't buy you the Prom Queen Glamour Gown for your Barbie,
and you had to make your own out of toilet paper?
HELLO!!!! Lilly, I would think that you might have noticed that the prom plays a key role in the socialization process
of the adolescent. I mean, look at all the movies that have been made about it:
Movies That Feature The Prom As Prominent Plot Device
by Mia Thermopolis
Pretty in Pink: Will Molly Ringwald go to the prom with the cute rich boy or the poor weird boy? Whichever one she
goes with, does she really think he's going to like that hideous pink potato sack of a dress she makes?
Ten Things I Hate About You: Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. Was there ever a more perfect couple? I think not. It just takes the prom to prove it to them.
Valley Girl: Nicholas Cage's first starring role in a movie ever, and he plays a punk rocker who crashes a suburban mall
rat's prom. Who will she ride home with in the limo, the guy with the Members Only jacket, or the guy with the Mohawk? What happens at the prom will decide it.
Footloose: Who can forget Kevin Bacon in the immortal role of Ren, convincing the kids in the town with the no-dancing ordinance to rent a place outside of city limits so they can assert their independence by tripping the light fantastique to
She's All That: Rachael Leigh Cook has to go to the prom in order to prove that she is not as big a nerd as everyone
thinks she is. And then it turns out she still is, but - and this is the best part of the whole thing - Freddie Prinze Junior loves
Never Been Kissed: Girl reporter Drew Barrymore goes undercover to crash a masquerade prom! Her friends dress as a strand of DNA, but Drew knows better and wins the heart of the teacher she loves by dressing as, what else, a princess
(Oh, OK, Rosalind. But it looks like a princess costume).
And who can forget:
Back to the Future: If Michael J. Fox doesn't get his parents together by the prom, he might not ever be BORN!!!!!!!!! Proving the importance of the prom from both a societal as well as a BIOLOGICAL point of view!