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05/05/2016

Nicolet Bank Spotlight: Pulaski's Prentice

Skylar Prentice has no limits on the soccer pitch.

The Pulaski senior has excelled on it throughout her high school career as a four-year starter.

The Bemidji State University recruit has helped the Red Raiders get off to a 9-1-1 start this season after she earned second-team all-Fox River Classic Conference honors last year as a midfielder.

Prentice stays on the move off the pitch as well. She writes for the Pulaski News community newspaper in addition to being a member of the Spanish and Leo clubs.

Prentice discusses cookie recipes, being the youngest child in her family and playing goalie with a broken arm in this week’s Senior Spotlight.

What’s the biggest key to your team’s success this year?

We have a really good offense this year. We have a lot of returning people, so if we just keep the momentum going, and try not to have a major setback, we should do well.

Haley Vandenhouten has 19 goals this season. Do you feel her scoring ability is contagious?

She’s been on my club team for a long time, so when I see her scoring it’s like, ‘Come on Sky, I need to be able to score.’ I guess it kind of gets me riled up and I think she would say the same thing. It’s good because then we’re both assisting each other and we’re both scoring.

Are you excited about the new athletic facility being built at Pulaski?

There has always been a rumor that it’s going to be happening. When I first heard about it I was probably in middle school. … It’s finally starting to happen now, so it’ll be super cool when I come back I’ll be able to see it all. But I wish I could play on it.

Why did you pick to play college soccer at Bemidji State?

Growing up I never really thought about playing in college, but then my club coach sat my whole team down and told all of us that you should actually think about it. … Picking Bemidji, honestly, when they contacted me I had no idea where the school was. Like, I didn’t know anything about it. Then I toured it and fell in love with the campus. It’s so pretty out there.

Do you know what career you’re interested in pursuing?

I want to be a physician assistant. They have a program for that (at Bemidji). … I’m in love with ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ After watching all those seasons, I think it would be a fun job for me and the right job for me.

Did you take advantage of being the youngest of five kids in your family?

I think my siblings would say I got favored. But I think I learned from what they did. I learned what can fly by my parents. I think I played it smart.

Did your three older sisters play sports as well?

Everyone was athletic. They all played soccer growing up. They were also involved with gymnastics. When I got to the choice of playing sports, I just followed what they did.

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How does your gymnastics background help you in soccer?

I think it helped build my mental and physical toughness, because in gymnastics I had to teach myself how to get back up after I fell and how to get over my fears and push myself to get better.

Which girl in your family is the most athletic?

I think it would be a close tie between my sister Morgan and I. We play different positions. She was a really good defender. I would always look up to her because she was a total beast back there. I’m more of a (midfielder), so it would be interesting to see. She’ll come to a few of my practices. Whenever I would scrimmage her it’s fun to go one-on-one against her.

Your older brother, Bradley, is a wrestler. Did you end up having to wrestle him a lot around the house growing up?

I have childhood memories of him pinning me up against the floor. He was wrestling me (one time) and turned me over and I ended up cutting my forehead up against the fireplace.

What have you learned writing for the Pulaski News?

Probably people skills. When I have to go interview people for businesses I have to tell myself to be more formal than I usually would.

What is your favorite article you have written?

I did a recipe article, like an editorial, on a type of cookie that my mom makes that all my friends go crazy about. I got to have a voice in that and it was less formal than usual. That was fun to write. All my friends texted me after it came out and were like you finally gave everyone the recipe. They would say their mom made it and it was so good. It was just fun to hear the feedback.

What’s one of your earliest memories playing soccer?

My earliest memory would be when I was playing in a tournament when I was probably like 7, and I had just broken my arm in a car accident. I didn’t expect to play, but my coach threw me in at goalie. I didn’t know what I was supposed to do. … I had a hard cast on and couldn’t move like anything. I was super nervous. I had bubble wrap taped around it and just looked like a goon.

What’s your most embarrassing soccer memory?

I’m the world’s most clumsy person, so probably once a game I trip over my own feet. There was one time we were playing at (Green Bay) Southwest, and it was before they got their turf, so it was really bumpy. I was running backwards, and I got tripped up on by own feet, and fell straight forward.

What’s your favorite soccer memory?

Probably last year when we beat Notre Dame. It was a big win because they are always super good. For us, we were kind of the underdogs last season I would think and that was kind of a statement game. We showed everyone that we weren’t messing around and we were one of the better teams.

What rule change would you make for soccer?

I’m definitely not a fan of the shootouts. I think it’s the worst way to end a tie. I’d change that. I would just keep playing until someone scores.

Which teammate gets the most excited following a goal?

Morgan Wasilew. She has a really loud voice and I can always hear her. When we score she is the first one to yell and cheer.

Who is the best-marieprom person on the team?

Chloe Pallex. She dresses super nice to school every day. She can wear anything and pull it off.

Which teammate would you entrust to take care of your dog?

Lauren Wanta, our goalkeeper. She is my best friend and a lot like me, so I can see her taking care of my dog.

Who is the most polite person on the team?

Bailey Lardinois. She is just the nicest girl anyone would ever meet. Any time you come off the field she is the first person to come up to you and say, ‘You did really good, Sky.’ Whenever I’m having a bad game she’ll come up to me and reassure me I’m doing good. She is just great to have on the team.

Which teammate should have their own reality TV show?

Brooke Schauer. She has an interesting life, and we always hear the gossip and drama going on in her life. It’s fun to listen to. She always has funny stuff to say.

Who is the most forgetful person on the team?

I wish I could say somebody else, but it would probably be me. I forget a lot of stuff. One summer I was at a tournament in Iowa and I got all the way there and went to change into my jersey, but I picked up the white shirt and it was a different white shirt. I packed the wrong jersey. My coach was super mad at me.

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30/04/2016

The One White House Correspondents' Dinner Dress That Defined 2005 Is Prom Goals

It's no secret that The White House Correspondent's Dinner, otherwise known as "nerd prom," is a night where brains and beauty collide to become one of the most fashionable nights of the year. There is always one dress that stands out among the crowd, so I thought it might be fun to look back at one of the event's best fashion moments, aka the one dress that defined the 2005 WHCD.

Canadian actress and author Evangeline Lilly, who is perhaps most well-known for her role as Kate Austen in the ABC series Lost, wore a Disney Princess-worthy Betsy Johnson dress — aka, every early '00s teenager's dream prom look — on the red carpet for the event in 2005. The gown was a pink and white knee-length dress with a strapless neckline, with a full skirt and cinched in waist that accentuated Lilly's figure by creating the appearance of an hourglass. By keeping her hair simple, Lilly allowed the dress she wore to stand out and reach its full potential.

If you're a fan of Lost, this dress is basically the opposite of what we're used to seeing Lilly wear, as her ex-fugitive character Kate on the show tended to stick to boyfriend jeans and fitted t-shirts. Since she already received Golden Globe nominations for her role in Lost, it's time to give this dress the appreciation it deserves as well.

In case you missed it, take a look.

Evan Agostini/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty ImagesLilly wore the marieprom with confidence, posing for the paparazzi while showing off her full skirt.

Evan Agostini/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty ImagesTalk about early '00s goals!

Evan Agostini/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty ImagesShe's really working that poufy skirt, that's for sure.

Evan Agostini/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty ImagesSo what will the defining http://www.marieprom.co.uk of 2016 be? I'll be watching Saturday night to find out!

28/04/2016

Why Beyoncé's Yellow Dress Is So Much More Than A Piece Of Clothing

For Beyoncé, a song is never just a song; a video is never just a video; a marieprom is never just a dress. And though her recent launch of Lemonade was filled with fashion that had the world abuzz (that floral Gucci suit, that billowing long-sleeved Rosie Assoulin top, that two-piece Yeezy look topped with a furry Hood by Air coat), the visual of Queen Empress Bey smashing car windows with a baseball bat decked in a ruffled yellow gown is one we (and the rest of the internet) can't get out of our minds.

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But the off-the-shoulder Roberto Cavalli number (designed by creative director Peter Dundas for the label's fall/winter 2016 collection) was, naturally, selected for reasons outside of it being ah-mazing. In fact, speculation has surfaced that the styling was meant to channelAfrican goddess Oshun, the Yoruba deity of love. Facebook user Tasha Robinson posted on Sunday:

"Yall think Beyonce was just breaking windows twerking and playing in water. No she was portraying OSHUN a Yoruba orisha Sensual, sexual, beautiful Goddess, Deity who is a healer, gives life, growth, luxury, change and prosperity. That was the message of lemonade. Love, Change and Proseperity."

User Maximiliano Goiz dove even deeper into the meaning behind the outfit in "Hold Up," writing:

"[Oshun] has been a victim of abuse, neglect, and loss, which is the reason so many women whom have experienced those actions worship [her]. When she seeks out revenge for those who have hurt her– and her children– she is unpredictable in her methods and temper. She can show herself laughing, dancing and joyous, all while unleashing a wrath on those who cross her. It only makes sense that Beyoncé would allude to Oshun's imagery and personification in an album that is intended to conceptualize a woman's journey of self knowledge and healing, specifically that of a black woman's journey. Oshun symbolizes just that."

Though the video's stylist B. Akerlund didn't confirm that Beyoncé was, in fact, channeling the deity, she did give insight into how the highly memorable look came about. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she explained: "We had another outfit already chosen [to wear], and then that yellow Roberto Cavalli dress showed up a day late, because it was right off the runway [from the fall 2016 collection]. We weren’t feeling the other http://www.marieprom.co.uk and we put on the Cavalli and, in that moment, knew it was the ultimate vision of what that video needed to be."

"With the context of the video being a little bit violent, we were really looking for something of the opposite to make it flirty and positive and sexy and to sort of enhance a woman’s strengths," she continued, further enhancing the Oshun allusion. "You can be emotional, but yet sexy and strong without giving too much."