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  MEG CABOT

  The Princess Diaries, Volume V

  Princess in Pink

  For Abigail McAden,

  who always looks

  pretty in pink

  “Onct I see a princess… she was pink all over— gownd an’ cloak an’ flowers an’ all.”

  A LITTLE PRINCESS

  Frances Hodgson Burnett

  CONTENTS

  Epigraph

  BEGIN READING

  Acknowledgments

  About the Author

  Books by Meg Cabot

  Credits

  Copyright

  About the Publisher

  THE ATOM

  The Official Student-Run Newspaper of Albert Einstein High School

  Take Pride in the AEHS Lions

  Week of May 5

  Volume 45/Issue 17

  Science Fair Winners Announced

  by Rafael Menendez

  Science students entered 21 projects in the Albert Einstein High School Science Fair. Several projects advanced to the New York City regional competition, which will be held next month. Senior Judith Gershner received the grand prize, for slicing a human genome. Earning special honors were senior Michael Moscovitz for his computer program modeling the death of a dwarf star, and freshman Kenneth Showalter for his experiments in gender transfiguration in newts.

  Lacrosse Teams Win

  by Ai-Lin Hong

  Both the varsity and junior varsity lacrosse teams beat their competitors this past weekend. Senior Josh Richter led the varsity team to a stunning defeat of the Dwight School, 7–6 in overtime. The JV defeated Dwight by a score of 8–0. The exciting games were marred by a peculiarly aggressive Central Park squirrel that continuously darted out onto the field. Eventually it was chased away by Principal Gupta.

  AEHS’s Princess Spends Spring Break Building Homes for Appalachian Poor

  by Melanie Greenbaum

  Spring break was a working holiday for AEHS freshman Mia Thermopolis. Mia, who, it was revealed last fall, is actually the sole heir to the throne of the principality of Genovia, spent her five-day vacation helping build homes for Housing for the Hopeful. Said the princess of her sojourn in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, building two-bedroom homes for the underprivileged: “It was okay. Except for the whole no-bathroom thing. And the part where I kept hitting myself in the thumb with my hammer.”

  Senior Week

  by Josh Richter, senior class president

  The week of May 5–May 10 is Senior Week. This is the time to honor 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:

  Mon.

  Senior Awards Banquet

  Tues.

  Senior Sports Banquet

  Wed.

  Senior Debate

  Thurs.

  Senior Skit Nite

  Fri.

  Senior Skip Day

  Sat.

  Senior Prom

  A Note from Your Principal:

  Senior Skip Day is not an event sanctioned by school administration. All students are required to attend classes Friday, May 9. In addition, the request made by certain members of the freshman class to lift the sanction against under-classmen attending the prom unless invited by upperclassmen 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 bathroom door stalls or discussed on any student’s public access television program.

  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 11 years of age are thriving, practiced 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 polygamy is not tolerated by the mainstream Mormon church, and the enactment of tough penalties in the case of underage brides that can sentence a polygamous husband or church leader arranging such a marriage to up to 15 years in prison.

  I am not telling other cultures how to live, or anything. I am just saying take off the rose-colored glasses, 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

  Take out your own personal ad! Available to AEHS students at 50 cents/line

  Happy ads

  Happy Birthday, Reggie!

  Sweet Sixteen At Last!

  The Helens

  Go to the prom with me, CF?

  Please say yes. GD

  Happy Birthday in advance, MT!

  Love, Your Loyal Subjects

  Personal to MK from MW:

  My love for you

  Like a flower grows

  Where it will stop

  No one knows.

  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.

  For Sale: one Fender precision bass, baby blue, never been played. With amp, how-to videos. $300. Locker #345

  Looking for Love: female Frosh, loves romance/reading, wants older boy who enjoys same. Must be taller than 5' 8", no mean people, nonsmokers only. NO METAL-HEADS.

  E-mail: Iluvromance@aehs.edu

  Found: one pair glasses, wire frames, the Gifted and Talented classroom. Describe to claim. See Mrs. Hill.

  Lost: spiral notebook in caf, on or about 4/27. Read and DIE! Reward for safe return. Locker #510

  AEHS Food Court Menu

  compiled by Mia Thermopolis

  Mon.

  Potato Bar, Fr. Bread Pizza, Fish Fingers, Meatball Sub, Spicy Chix

  Tues.

  Soup & Sand, Chicken Patty, Tuna in Pita, Indiv. Pizza, Nachos Deluxe

  Wed.

  Taco Salad Bar, Burrito, Corndog/Pickle, Deli Bar, Italian Beef

  Thurs.

  Asian Bar, Chicken Parm, Corn/FF, Pasta Bar, Fish Stix

  Fri.

  Bean Bar, Grilled Cheese, Curly Fries, Buffalo Bites, Soft Pretzel

  Wednesday, April 30, Bio

  Mia, did you see the latest issue of the Atom?—Shameeka

  I know, 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. Leslie Cho, the editor-in-chief, got her start on the cafeteria beat. I am TOTALLY FINE with covering the lunch menu every week.