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Issue 2

Spring 1999

The What's Up? Staff Jeremy Berke Eunji Byun

Sebastian Castrillo Rosa Chen

Ken Lee

Carlos Mercado Miyuki Nakadoi

Paul O'Sullivan Jenny Seo

Carlos Sevilla Mike Taurus

Sid Thazhathu Jihan Uweiles

Christina Walsh I-Hsuan Wu

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C1ASH OF COLORS Sebastian Castrillo THE SCIENCE OLYMPICS Christina Walsh TEACHER'S INTERVIEWS Eun Ji Byun and Jenny Seo AROUND THE WORLD Ken Lee, Miyuki Nakadoi, and Jenny Seo


JOY LUCK FOOD Miyuki Nakadoi

30 32 37

FREE MUSIC Sid Thazhathu URERCRAFT Mike Taurus VIDEO CAMES Rosa Chen

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HUMOR Carlos Seuilla and Paul O'Sulliuan COMIC Jeremy Berke and Carlos Mercado HURRICANE MITCH Jihan Jweiles TECH PAGE Sid Thazhathu and Ken Lee MUSIC REVIEW Carlos Seuilla and Paul O'Sulliuan MOVIE REVIEW Sebastian Castrillo and Ken Lee WEEKEND SURVEY Jeremy Berke and Carlos Mercado EMRARRASING MOMENTS Eun Ji Byun and Jenny Seo DOYOUNEEDADVICEP CHINESE FOOD Rosa Chen WED REVIEW Mike Taurus EIGHTH GRADE PREAMDLES sid Thazhathu THIRD GRADE POEMS Eun Ji Byun and Jenny Seo GREAT EVENTS Christina Walsh FIFTH GRADE Mike Taurus INVENTIONS Jeremy Berke KINDERGARTEN DRAWINGS Ken Lee TIKAL Rosa Chen FRENCH CORNER Sebastian Castrillo THIRD GRADE STORY Jihan Jweiles PHILIP ESSAY Carlos Mercado MY FRIEND WHALE Miyuki Nakadoi and I-Hsuan Wu HOROSCOPE Jihan Jweiles and I-Hsuan Wu

clash of colors The clash of colors was a great success this year. It all started Friday in the morning when all the teams were gathered together in places previ ously planned. They all got ready to go into the field showing off their col ors and weird hair styles. When it was time to head out, the teams got in some kind of a line and walked together singing their songs that they had invented the day before as loud as they could; in some cases they were just shouting. When all the teams were located in the gym, Mrs. deBeausset gave a speech and some awards to the students that have been in the school

since kindergarten. After that, the clash of colors began. The soccer field was full of games, some looked very fun to do and they were: water games, soccer shoot out, races to take objects from one place to another, and blan

ket volleyball. Since the clash of colors is a team game that probably meant that the most important game of all was the shape forming game with a rope; the whole team had to act as one by helping and thinking with each other, but with out a doubt all the games were very successful and fun. After a very long day of fun and hard team work, all the teams were

taken once again into the gym, but this time it to announce the winners and as every body waited patiently for the places their team had ended up in, Ms Juhaz announced the places from least to greatest.

blue was in fourth place

yellow was in third

red came in second, and

Green was the winner

Here, some questions that where asked about all the fun games and all the hard work that was put into the arrangement of all the activities. The questions were asked to Ms. Juhaz, and she was kind enough to answere them. The RE. departament made the clash of colors such a great success


1. When did the clash of colors start?

the idea began in 1993, but it was called Sports day 2. What was the reason for creating the clash of colors?

to have a fun day so that everyone can come together and celebrate our school. It also gives students a chance to get to know each other better. 3. Is there a lot of work put into creating the games and making them work? Mr. Fifield created the events for this year's clash of colors. After the games are decided, the rules of how it will be played are written by Mr. Fifield. When creating the games we must consider the following things. 1 .Will all ages be able to play it? 2.Will all sizes be able to play it?

3.Will it be fun for every one?

4. How do you create the teams?

the teams are divided by the RE. teachers so that they are even, according to their own experiences in RE.

5. Can you tell us in your opinion why the clash of colors is so successful every year?

I think the clash of colors is so successful because everyone can participate and the games are unique. Above all, people like the comraderie; young kids like to be with older ones and seniors like to be leaders. 6. What were some memorable moments in the clash of colors this year? some memorable moments in my mind are the opening ceremonies, when

all the teams walked in and Mrs. deBeausset's song. I also liked that there were more games this year, but the most memorable moment was watching the new students participating in the clash of colors for the first time and loving it.

7. What do you think about the clash of colors this year? this event could not be possible without teamwork from teachers to students

to the workers here at school, without everybody's help, this event could not

be possible. 3

The Science Olympics The Science Olympics took place on November 25, 1998. Middle School and High School both participated in the festivities. There were two

events, the first was the Egg Drop. The objective was to build a successful egg container to be dropped

from the gym's balcony. The only materials allowed for use were twenty five straws, plastic wrap, and

masking tape. Parachutes and cushioning were off limits. A second factor had to be taken into account... weight. The containers were all weighed beforehand. When the middle school containers were dropped, there were about fifteen smashed eggs before a sur vivor.

The second event was the Lunch Box Derby. Each team had thirty minutes to build a car out of

fruits. The car required two axles and three function ing wheels. Whenever the teams were finished, the cars were dropped down a forty-five degree angle

ramp. Most teams did not use the full thirty minutes, but still had fun watching others. The most popular

fruits and vegetables used were carrots, cucumbers, onions, pineapples, strawberries, oranges, lemons, and bananas.

The middle school winners were: 1st Place:

Dan Kahn

17.48 grams

Ben 'Rirley

Stephanie Rudert

2nd Place:

Oscar Orosco

26.22 grams

Fernando Santella 3rd Place:

Peter Seo

Dan Kahn

4.32 meters

Ben Turley

Erik Pearson 2nd Place:

4.4 meters

Lucia Lopez

The middle school winners were: 1st Place:

Lea Isler

57.55 grams

Jeff Gonzalez

Erik Pearson

3rd Place: Oscar Orosco

Fernando Santella The high school winners were

1st Place:

Cesar Polanco

3.23 meters

Eunji Byun

5.44 meters

Mi Jin Kang Hee Jung Park

The high school winners were:

1st Place:

Mario Chicas

2nd Place:

Aaron Caballero Josiah Fernandez

Magnus Franklin Susana Chang

3rd Place: 23.9 grams

Alison Kim

3rd Place:

4.39 meters

Mark Lent

22.7 grams

Suhan Park

2nd Place:

Rishi Bond

Woochul Hwang 25.65 grams

Paco Ortega

4.19 meters

Woochul Hwang Andres Morales

Carlos Hiroshi

Paco Ortega Andres Morales Carlos Hiroshi


1 he Science Olympics takes a lot of effort


and hard work to put together. The Science

1. Better

Department was in charge of coming up with new

2. Possibly

events, organizing it, and making it work. It was a

3. Unity of students in a fun event.

great success this year and I think everyone had fun.

4. Perhaps different categories

I quickly interviewed Mr. Berke, Mrs. Trujillo, and

5. Yes.

Mr. Bond.

The questions were as follows:

1. What did you think of the Science Olympics this year, as compared to last year's?

2. Do you think you will continue with the Egg Drop and Lunch Box Derby

Ms. Dunn

again next year?

tests a

fruit car

3. What did you hope to achieve with the

in the

Science Olympics?

Lunch Box

4. What changes will you make for the


students next year?

5. Have you considered making a Science

Olympics for the Elementary kids?

Mr. Berke: 1. Wonderful. It keeps getting better!

An egg

is dropped,

2. No, we change events every year!

as the

3. To teach some science and for everybody to have

crowd goes



4. At this time I have no idea! 5. They do have science Olympics in Elementary!

Mrs. Trujillo: 1. I think it went more smoothly, and the events were more fun.

2. No- we usually like to do different events each year.

3. Fun with Science. Letting students be creative. Some good-natured competition. 4. Don't know yet.

5. The Elementary does their own big Science event each year.

Mr. Benny,

Mrs. Fernandez,

and Mrs. Maldonado check if an

egg survived

By Eunji Byun and Jenny Seo


How many years have you tjeen teaohing?


How long have you been te*aching ai MAYA?


What subject do you teach?


University atenoed.


Degrees earned.


cxpeCiaaons jfom students.

?» Anything you woukJP^Iofeill students. 0,

Student you remember mosi

9, Have you ever been a fiippk>? 10, Interests and hobbies

Jim Benny (Nov. 9,1962) 1.

6 years.


2 years.


History, Publications


California State University, Chico, City University of New York.


BA Communications / Graphic Design MFA Fine Arts


Hard work, respected and hun.


Crazy rabbit, trix are for kids


I remember the good students most, but it's usually the "other" students who provide you with the most memorable stories.


I proudly admit that I adhere to a daily bathing schedule, but I did have long hair a few times.

10. Biking, Hiking, Reading, dressing up like Evel Knievel 11. Single.

12. My korn, Limp Bizkit and Cannibal Corpse CD collection

13. Anything by korn or the Bizkit. 14. To become a member of the korn fan club. 15.1 wanted to be a lot of things, but never a fireman, or policeman, or stenographer, or

mortician, or bee keeper, or carny, or

hotel concierge.

1!. Marital status... and famli 12. Most important object in1/our life.

13. Type of music that you Icernost . 14. if you can make one wis!i to come true, what woukHtbeamfwhy? 1S. As a child, what did yo e:<pect that you will »5co(ii$ as you beoawe %mm $nd why? 16. If you are to go to desert*sd Island, what ^uldyoti-take? Llst^ol^ecfean«l\»hy? 1 ?. What do you prefer, coke orpepstandwhy? 18. What is your mosi embarrasstng moment?




16. A lounge chair, my korn CD collection, of course, a back scratcher (the kind made of wood

tappering elegantly into the shape of a little scratching hand), an assortment of those little colorful paper umbrellas you put in refreshing beverages, and some protective sun cream to preserve my delicate complexion. 17.1 don't drink soda pop - it gives me gas. 18. Show and tell in my kindergarten - I had a bunch of frogs in a coffee can and when I

opened the lid to show the class, the frogs jumped out into the sitting students causing squealing scrambling chaos,

(ps. I flunked kindergarten.)

Jonathan D. Berke

Pilar Berke (Aug. 8, ?)

(Jul. 10,1956, THE YEAR ELVIS WAS KING!) 1.

13 years.


8 years.


14 years.


10 years.


I am the Library aid.


Biology, Advanced Biology,


I never went to university because I had to

Environmental Science and Algebra.

work after I got my teaching degree to help


Virginia Tech, Blacksbury, Cal Poly S.L.O.

out my family.


BS in Agronomy, M.S. in Agriculture



Do your best - work, have fun and learn.


To respect everyone.

Respect others.


Take advantage of the education you are


Dan Luna, he was such a friendly and polite

Maestra de Educacion Primaria Urbana.


Be happy in what you do, enjoy life.


Agueda Lin - Always gave 110% perfect


Too young. Plus all the hippies sold out


and drive BMW these days.

10.1 like to walk in the mountains and listen to

getting at Maya.


10. Reading, listening to music.

young man.



11. Yes, one son.

11. Yes, one son.

12. My 1000's of records.

12. My family.

13. Space Rock, Atonal Progressive (Can, Wire) 14. To win power ball - so I could not worry

13. Blues, Classical, Rhythm and Blues

about money

15. A scientist who discovered a plant that grows enough food to feed everyone. 16. A fishing pole, a library, a record player,

(motown), country, and jazz.

14. Win the lottery, so I don't have to work. 15.1 wanted to be a doctor, to help sick people. 16. Water, food, my eye drops, books to read, and music to listen to.

my record collection, and a short wave

17. Coke, for the taste of it.


18. A long time ago a mother came to the library

17. Water, I don't drink soda.

and made lots of photocopies. She would

18. Have a cuttle fish being thrown around my

not pay me for the copies and started

classroom when a director was in my room.

screaming at me in front of all the students!

Annabella de Bond (? ? ?)


Univ. Alabama, Westminster College.


BS Biology, MA Sec. Education.


14 years.


9 years.




Rafael Landivar.


Teacher, language therapist, Master's


Degree in Psychology.

10. Guitar, flipping pancakes, catching flies with


I expect a good effort in class, quality and a high thinking level in their oral and writing


Struggle and enjoy the ride.


All things pass.

8. Sack Vaugh, very unique.

Lyndon Johnson, cool accent. Who me? one hand. 11. Married with children.


12. To live before I die.


Have lots of fun after you worked hard!

13. Eclectic.


Sergio Cortes, Marcus Holla and Edgardo

14. To have 9 more wishes or to win the

Pabon. They were very smart, creative, 9.

California Lottery (the big one).

funny, but always in a respectful way!

15. A fireman, because I liked to put out fires.

No way. I didn't live the situations that

16. Sand, water, moza, rubber duck,

cause that movement.

10.1 love to read, I like to apply my knowledge in psychology to help and resolve some

and SPF 40. 17. -â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

18. Filling out this form.

"every day" problems wilh family and friends.

11. Married with Mr. Bond, 3 kids, Rishi, Lisel, and Amy.

Mrs. Lopez (April 23, ?)

12. Finish my career, work as a Psychologist, write a book.


2 years.

13. Classical music and opera.


2 years.

14. Have a beautiful log cabin in the middle of a


4th grade.

forest and live in peace and happiness with


Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.

my family.


15.1 wanted to be a teacher because I was


My greatest expectation is that they do


If you can't say something nice- don't



17.1 don't like either of them.


No, I grew up in the 80's.

18. Cuando tenia como 14 afios, estabamos

10. Reading.

always trying to teach, even to my parents (bad habit).

their best.

16. My family, a nice bed, a CD player, a big willow and a magic lamp.

juntos, muchos amigos y amigas frente de

say anything at all.

11. Married - no children, 5 dogs.

mi casa. Cuando mi tia salio en su carro, le

12. My Bible.

pedf si podia sentarme encima de su Toyota.

13. Pop. soft rock.

Cuando dio la vuelta, me resbale de la trompa del carro y cai a la calle. Me levante

muy golpeada y ahora todos mis amigos

todavia se rien y me recuerdan mi vestido y de mis medias rotas.

14. Lifetime supply of M & M's. 15. As a child I was taught to believe in

myself and as long as I tried my best I could reach all my goals.

16. Lighter fluid and matches- to build fire, Canned food- so I don't have to hunt, Book- to relax with,

T. Bond (Apr. 22, ?)

Warm pj's-1 can't sleep if I'm cold, Toothbrush- can't leave home without that.


Very long.

17. Pepsi- its sweeter.


Very long.

18. Tripping over the Colegio Maya stairs- who


Science (Chem. Physical Science).

hasn't had that one?

Gladys Castro (? ? ?)

Jennie deBeausset (Jul. 4, ?)


6 afios.


6 anos.




4. 5. 6. 7.


7 years.

Universidad Rafael Landivar de Guatemala. Licenciatura en Psicologia. Que aprovechen su tiempo de estudio al


French and Music.


University of Michigan.





To do their best.


Follow your dreams!


I remember AH of my students because each

Que aprendan espanol ahora que viven en un pais de habla Hispana.


one is equally important.

No quiero poner nombres hay varios pero los recuerdo por su interes en aprender el idioma espanol y la cultura hispana. Y por


In my heart, I still am! I have always taken baths, but I believe in PEACE and LOVE!

10. Playing flute, bass, guitar and singing.

su respecto a la misma y sus buenos

Lifting weights, cross-stitching, snorkeling,

habitos de estudio. 9.

10 years.

learning piano, hanging out with my friends


and family.

10. Me gusta salir al campo, oir musica y leer un

11. Married to a gorgeous man who also is my

buen libro.

best friend; Two good-looking, smart kids,

11. Casada, 2 hijos varones.

Kyle & Sasha, I'm LUCKY!

12. Hacer siempre cosas constructivas y buenas para los humanos que me rodean. 13. Toda dependiendo de mi estado de animo. 14. Viajar y conocer muchos paises porque creo que en cada pais hay algo lindo que ver y

12. My great-grandmother's wedding ring. 13. Motown.

14.1 wish that everyone would wear seat belts every time they get into a car. Seat belts

save lives. Too many people I have known

conocer de su gente.

have lost their lives not wearing them.

15. Yo queria casarme y tener un bonito hogar

15. When I was a child, I knew I would be a

con hijos que alegraran mi vida. Porque eso es muy importante en mi vida.

mother. My career expectations and goals changed, but I always wanted to be a mom.

16. Musica, libros, ropa comoda, tienda de

16. My guitar, so I could play and sing; my flute,

campana, colchoncito para poner a bajo y

to make music, "I Was This Way," a book

dormir, comida y agua.

written about our family by my grandfather,

17. Ninguna, no me gustan las bebidas

which I have never completely read yet; my big cross-stitch project, so I could finally


18. Cuando me cai en las gradas del

finish it; and snorkeling gear, to check out


the sea life.

17. Coke, I like the fizz and the taste best. 18. I'm too embarrassed to tell!



Debbie Diaz (Feb. 6,1970)



3 years.


Formal full time : 8 years.


2 years.


3rd grade.


7 years.


George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.


Physical Education, Adventure.

Chirstopher New port University, Newport


Plymouth State College, NH. University of

News, VA.

Full time and Part time : 17 years.

Vermont, VT. Springfield College, MA.

Framingham State College

Framingham, MA

Framingham State, MA International


BA - Anthology, VA, K - 5 Certification M. Ed.



That they do their best and respect others

Bachelor of Science in Education : major -

and themselves.

Secondary P.E., minor - Community

7. 8.

Recreation. Master of Education in RE.

I learn a great deal from them everyday.

Teaching and Administration : Focus in

Maria Mercedes Valle, she was always so

Curriculum Develpment.

happy and she used to say "Sit on your 6.

bumps" instead of bum.


Play hard, play fair, have fun, be safe, above all, be respectful and be responsible

I'm too young to be a REAL hippie!

and active in your learning.

10. Scuba diving, travel, language, culture, 7.


"Get After it!"

Dylan - "Be Easy Baby!"

11. Single.


12. Walkman - It keeps me sane on the 8.

commute from Antigua.


13. After living in Roatan for the summer, I am

Yeah, you should have seen my long hair,

old army coat, bell buttons, big collared

really into reggae right now.

blousy shirts, Listening to Psychedelic

14. Colegio Maya would be in Antigua. Antigua


would be on the ocean with a reef nearby to

10. Being outdoors - hiking, adventures, reading

dive everyday after school!


15. A lawyer. My dad said I could argue my way

11. Recently married to Rosalina and awaiting

out of anything.

the birth of our daughter (to be named later)

16. Mask and snorkel, Journal, Bilingual book of

in May.

Pablo Neruda poetry, Hammock. 17. Coke, it's the real thing!

12. My family!

18. Tripping and completely wiping out while

13. Soulful guitar solos, Classic Rock, and many forms of Jazz that fit the mood.

running across an intersection in Mexico

14. Globally-? To see children grow up without

with Mr. Benny there to laugh at me.

disease, hunger, abuse.

Closer to home? To have family members (parents) love to share with today.

15. I expected to become a RE. teacher and/or

Prf. Athlete - since I was always playing and organizing sports. What I didn't ever expect to become was -OLD!


Mrs. Janee Gentrup (May 24,1965)

Robin Grames (Sept. 3, ?)


Graduated in 1943 from nurse training This is my second year at Maya.


5 years.


This is my second year.


First grade.



Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Teacher's certification,


I run the health office.


The Geisinger Medical Center School of

have not worked all those 25 years.

Master's degree (to be completed in

Nursing, St. Paul Bible College, and the



Framingham State College.


Work hard, strive for excellence,

7. 8.

Alliance School of Theology. 5.

R.N., B.S. Missionary Nursing, Masters

be honest, and treat others with respect. Find yourself. Look for the good in


Be honest about your health problems, stay

others. Be happy.


Would love to tell you the secret to inner joy

Professional Studies. home when you are sick!

Neha Chadha, an Indian student in

and peace.

Bangkok, Thailand. I taught her in grades 1


and 3. She is a great person and student 9.

Claudia Melissa Aragon- She was very depressed and doing poorly beginning of

with whom I still keep in touch.

last years. She made a remarkable turn

No, I was a preppie (early 80's).

around - recovered academically, socially,

10.1 love getting to know people, travelling,

and emotionally.

exercising, experiencing nature, picture-


taking and reading.

10. Reading, cooking, sewing. I enjoy swimming,

11. Married w/ three children (Lindsay age 4,


sailing, hiking, volleyball, rollerskating,

Nathan age 1 and Jessica was just born)

Amusement parks.

12. My family.

11. Married for 20 years! I have four children;

13. Pop, especially from my earlier

Lindsay 19, David 17, Christy 12, Peter 8.

years. The old country/western.

12. Faith and Family.

14. —-

13. Romantic Orchestra Music.

15.1 expected to be a politician and an inter

14. Religious freedom for all the world. Today in

national traveler. I have always been

China and many Muslim countries you can

interested in helping people and making

be put to death for Christian beliefs.

things "right." However, with maturity I

15.1 wanted to help people-1 had the dream to

began to believe that the way to do that

be a missionary nurse,when I was 8 years

was through children as opposed to politics.

old, I met a missionary nurse who inspired

Who knows?

me by her life.

16. -—

16. Bible- to keep up my hope and faith,

17. Coke, It's the real thing.

Generator- have electricity for computer,


Gasoline- to run generator,

Computer- to e-mail and internet to keep in

touch with family, friends and world events, Food- to survive! 17. Coke- Pepsi seems too sweet to me.

18. Both of my bra straps broke while I was horse back riding and my bra ended up around my waist.

<r I

k 12

Picture of Mrs. Grames

Ms, Juhasz (Aug. 1,1972)

Rosa Maria Gularte Estrada (Sept. 11, ?) 24 years.


2 years.


11 years.


Since Nov. 97.




P.E. and Health.


Rafael Landivar.


Brock University - St. Catherines, Ontario





To learn.

University of Ottawa - Ottawa, Ontario,


To understand how life is...


Teaching Psychology in H.S.

Canada. Bachelor of Physical Education and Biology,





Bachelor of Education. Masters at Framingham.

10 Bordado.


To work to the best of their ability and feel


Remember to find the good in all people,


Because I have been only teaching for a

good about themselves.

11, No. 12 To help children and save people.

things and situations.

13 Classic and Romantic.

14 Go to convent, because it's the place to

short time, I remember all of them! The students that stick out are those who make an effort to be themselves regardless of

be fulfilled. 15 Nun, because I like it. 16 Water,

what others think.




What is a hippie?

10. Anything active. Reading, writing, traveling,

food and

beating people in dominoes.

tennis shoes.

11. Engaged to be married on July 31.1 have

17 Pepsi addicted.

three brothers, including a twin. My parents


moved from Europe to Canada when they were 20. 12. A home.

13. The Tragically Hip and everything except country.

14. 30 minutes of playtime for everyone,

everyday, because it's fun. 15. Professional baseball player because I was a pitcher in little league.

16. A ball to play games, another person to talk to, paper and pen to write down my thoughts, a boy scout book to figure out how to survive, and a hammock to relax in.

17. Pepsi, because it seems to be the underdog. 18. There are so many! I don't want to take up the whole page!

Picture of Ms. Juhaz


M. Kayayan (Aug. 3, ?)

Cindi Lee (Nov. 25, ?)



15 years.


12 years.




College of Wooster; American University of Beirut, Lenanon; Framingham State, University of Virginia.




That they try their hardest in everything they


Going on 10 years.


Preschool certified to reach through 8th grade.




BS Early Childhood Education, Masters Education, Assoc. in Geog., Travel and Tourism.

do, and that they know when to ask for help. 7. Nothing is written in stone, you can always change and grow and improve yourself. 8. A fourth grade boy who was gifted and wanted to be a LEGO designer when he


14 years.


To believe in themselves.


You have the power within to do anything you desire.





grew up. He answered an entire science test

10. Sports, crafts.

by drawing, AWESOME!

11. Married, 2 and 1/2 year old daughter Nicole,

Depends on your definition, I guess yes.

pregnant due in March.

10. Music, walking.

12. Heavenly Father and my family.

11. Married, 2 daughters, 1 son, 2 sons-in-law,

13. Country.

2 grand-daughters.

14. To live in the U.S. close to my family, so my

12. Camera and photos.

children can grow up close to my family,

13. Classical - especially baroque.

especially my parents.

14. That we would make every yearbook dead

15. More or less what I am now. I did expect to

line on time and with no corrections. My life would be less stressful. 15. Teacher, but a music teacher, because I was sure that it had to be the best class in the

have more children.

16. My husband, my baby, water, and food. 17. Coke! 18. Too many to tell.


16. CD Player with batteries and CD's (count as 1 or 3), Camera and film - think of the

Nancy Mejia (May 21, ?)

sunsets, and sunscreen.

17. Diet Dr. Pepper - Sorry it tastes best.


18. Went to school with 2 different colored shoes


12 years.




University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.


B.S, in Elementary and Special Ed.


17 years.

M.A, in Education.


To do their best and try new things! Take risks.

Enjoy what they are doing. 7.

Everyone matters!


No, I remember them all!


No, however, we just moved to Madison WI,

and I remember bringing my grandparents down to the U.W. campus to look at the Hippies!

As an adult I now realize they

were just University students.

Mrs. Lee

10. Read, eat and talk on the telephone.

11. Married, 3 girls. 14

Anita Stansell (Jan. 25, ?) 1.

3 1/2 years.


3 1/2 years.


A variety of subjects such as; reading,

16. Sailboat and Sailor Waterproof matches (Why?) It would keep life interesting. Solar panel water filter

17. Neither, because I'm more partial to water. 18.1 was finishing up my mile swim when a nice

writing process, geography, algebra,

looking guy, I'd been scoping out, started talking

strategies for successful study skills, phonics and fine motor skills. 4.

to me. Just as he was getting out of the

pool he said, "You've got a little something

Greenville College, Famingham State

on your nose." "Oh," I said. As he left I



wiped my nose only to find one nice gooey

Special Education K-12th, Masters in

booger hanging under my left nostril.



"Oh fantastic," what a perfect first impression!

They believe in themselves, identify areas to work on, set goals, and congratulate themselves when they achieve success.


Be proud of who you are, willing to change

things that will help you become a dynamic individual, and never give up on your dreams.


Mi, because she always strived to do her best when she was both in and out of

Mrs. Trujillo (Dec. 15, ?)

school. She loved learning and asked a lot of questions. 9.

No, I was a bit too young during this era,

however, I did own a great pair of denim jean bell bottoms for kids.


18 years.


5 years.


AP Psych, 7th and 8th science.

4. Drake University, University of Alabama.

10. Running, swimming, hiking, cross-country skiing, triathlons, music, traveling, learning

about other cultures, sewing, scuba diving, sports, and collecting keroppi nick nacks. 11. Single




Do your best!


Attitude makes all the difference!


Me, because it helps me relate to my


No, I was still in elementary school.

students better.

12. God, because He has given me life and the opportunity to serve others.

10. History, Alfred Hitchcock movies, antiques,

13. Most people who know me would say


anything. I'm not very selective, as long as it has a beat.

11. Married to Mr.. T. 2 kids, and 2 step-kids. 12. My brain.

14. My wish is that there would be no more

13. Junior Brown (Country)

poverty in our world. Why?

14.1 want humans to do all they can to preserve

Children would have the chance to go to school. Teenagers could stay in school and receive a complete education. Adults would be assured their children would have

our planet, because without it, none of us would be here!

15. A teacher. I used to "teach school" to the

neighborhood kids in the summer for fun. 16. My family for company, matches-for fire, Food, Water, Toilet paper - wonder why? 17. Neither one, I like Dr. Pepper because it's

enough to eat. The elderly could receive the medical care they need. 15.1 was either going to become an Olympic gymnast or a stewardess. (Why?) An Olympic


gymnastic because as a child my dream was

18. Before I got married, my girlfriend hired a

to win a gold medal and be on the front of

"provocative" male dancer to perform for me

the "Wheaties" cereal box. A stewardess

at a restaurant in front of everybody!

because I loved to travel and talk to people. 19

Karen Kay Wever (Feb. 7. ? )

Ethelvina Wong (?.?,?)


25 years.



21 years.


10 years.


Social Studies.




Upper Iowa University and Boston


San Carlos University, Del Valle University,

More than 20 years.


Framingham State College University. B.S and M.A- Education.


Learn to respect each other and also enjoy


Give the most to your high school years-


To succeed in life.

That's when you get the most in return.


To follow their dreams and make them


I remember most of them, because of


No, never.

Washington State College, and Framingham

University. 5.



Renzo Coen- He was original!


Not lately, but it sounds like fun.

B.A., ESL teacher degree and Master in Education.

come true.

10. Sports, gardening, cooking, reading.

different reasons.

11. Married, 3 children- All children married

(love it) 2 wonderful grandsons.

10. Raise dogs, and swim.

12. Husband and then my car.

11. Married- one 23 years old son.

13. Soft rock and reggae.

12. My son.

14. World peace and eternal happiness- then no

13. Classic music.

one would fight or cause harm to others.

14. To have my parents back, I miss them.

15. A cowgirl-1 spent all my free time riding

15.1 wanted to be a teacher. I love to teach and

horses and playing cowboys with my 3

I love children.


16. Good books, Portable CD player, CDs, my

16. Drinking water, lots of mystery novels, my

dogs, hammock.

E-mail system, Potato chips, Elvis.

17. None, I don't like soda.

17. Pepsi, better Buzz.

18. When I forget important things.

18. When I was in 5th grade, on my way up to teacher's desk to ask a question, my skirt

fell to the floor, oops!


MaryAnn (Marie) Rossell (Halloween (Many

Pablo Sanchez (? ? ?)

moons ago))


11 years.

1. 2.

10 years. 8 years.


2nd grade.


Moravian College, Framingham Uni., Kean State College.



5. 6.

B.S. in Elem. Education, M.A. in Education. I expect my students to be respectful and


To try.


I love my students.


Mike Arellano, Kevin Baldizon, Marco

6 years. P.E.


National Physical Education School of Guatemala.

honest, and always try to do their best.


2. 3.

Don't waste your time at school- you'll regret

Petricevik, Susan, Ana, Lee, Fredy, Joe Tally

it later on in life.


Conner, Carlos Victoria, Mino Yahn, Joe

Christian Torres-Bono, I had my daughter

Yoo, Erik, Mark Holbik, La seca, Raul

prepare cookie mix, so that we could make

Avendaho, Manuel Sevilla.

cookies at school. By mistake she added 1 cup of baking soda instead of 1 teaspoon.


The cookies were awful. However, Chris said, "Mrs. Rossell, these are the most deli cious cookies I ever tasted, can I have another one." Meanwhile, the other children

11. Casado.


10. Sports. 12. Cristo. 13. Cristiana, Jazz

14. Have Taqueria.

were complaining and were spitting them out of their mouths.


10. Painting, reading, cooking exotic foods.

16.San Andres, San Andres, San Andres, San Andres, San Andres, is beautiful. 17.Coke, it's better.

11. Married to a Guatemalan plastic surgeon. I

18.When I was elected to be a Rey Feo.



have four children- two in college, one who just graduated from College and Marian who is in 1 lth grade at Maya. 12. I'll have to say my children and husband. 13. Country-light rock.

14. That my children are happy, healthy and successful throughout their lives. 15.1 always wanted to become a teacher,

because I've always enjoyed children. 16. A Sydney Sheldon book, My CD Player, Sunblock, A big straw hat, a hammock. 17. Coke- it just tastes better.

18. Years ago, I had an appointment with the

director of my daughter's pre-school. It was at 7 a.m. Since I had four very young child ren at the time, my morning was very hectic trying to get everyone ready for school. I

rushed off to the meeting and noticed that the director kept staring at my hair. After wards, in my car, I looked into the mirror to back up and saw that I had forgotten to remove a roller that I put in my bangs the night before. 17

Anabella Santella (?. ?, ?)


Michelle Shader (?. ?, ?)

14 years.


7 years.


11 years.


This is my 2nd year.


Spanish in Elementary.




Universidad del Valle.


Northern Arizona University.




B.S. in Biology.


To learn a second language.


That they do their best, are prepared, are


To work hard and don'tgive up.


Dan Luna, because he had a negative attitude about learning Spanish and he

courteous, kind and accepting,

are responsible for themselves.


relationship with others. Always be kind and

changed it. 9.



10. Sports and reading books.


Jamie Masses, she lived with my brother


Sure, in 3rd grade it was all the rage.

and I the end of her senior year.

11.2 children (Eduardo and Fernando Santella). 12. Succeed in life, raise my kids properly.

The most important thing in life is your

10. Hiking, camping, sailing, diving... being outside!

13. Folk music.

14. That my students use more of their Spanish.

11. Single, I have my parents and one brother.

15.1 wanted to be an astronaut, but then I

12. My mom's paintings, books and photos.

realized that I needed too much knowledge

13. Dance music.

in Math, and that's hard!!

14. That I find a career that I love, where I make a decent amount of money and have time to

16. One pair of running shoes, one good book,

myself to do the things I love.

1 bottle of suntan, a pillow, a soft blanket.

17. None, I like to drink water and natural juice.

15.1 don't remember.

18. To talk in front of a big audience.

16. A salt water still (so I don't die), my camping equipment (so I'm comfy), seeds to plant, a fishing pole (so I have food), a straw hat (so I don't get burnt). 17. Diet coke, it's not too sweet.

18.1 can't repeat that story.


12. My home.

15. A professional ballet dancer, because I took ballet classes for nine years, and I wanted to be like Margot Fontain.

13. Soft rock.

14. Everyone is healthy. With health you can conquer the world.

16. Bible - to keep my faith and have a guide.

15.1 wanted to be a teacher since the 2nd grade. I did not have a very successful school career, I believed I could change it

Guitar - to play and sing. Watch - to organize myself.

Paper and pencil - to write my thoughts and feelings.

for others!

16. My family, my friend, and water. 17.1 really like to drink both.

17.1 don't like pepsi and coke. 18. When I fell down in public.

18. Years ago in a college class, I was sitting on my legs. We needed to get in groups and I stood up and fell down right in the

middle of the room. The worst part was I couldn't get up! I had to sit there until my

Katia Kayayan de Morales (Jan. 22, ?)

legs came awake!


1 year.


1 year.




Uni. Francisco Marroquin, Georgetown Uni., Framingham State College.



BA Political Science, currently working on Masters in Education.


Come to school ready to learn.


Vicky de Molina (May. 1, ?) 1.

10 years.


2 years.




Matias Delgado and Mariano Galvez

12. Car.

13. Spanish popular.

14. To have all the wishes I want. 15. Doctor- to help people; Spy- for fun.

Profesionado en Ensenanza Media en Pedagogia y Ciencias de la Educacion. 6. Try your best at every moment. 7. Que construyan sus metas y luchen por % alcanzarlas.




10. Reading, horseback riding, movies.


Robin Orlansky; because she was

Ben Feia, first student I worked with.


11. Married, 1 daughter (Amy).




16. Water, Food, Suntan lotion, Good books, Cellular phone.

17. Coke, Pepsi is too sweet.

18. Falling down stairs at school.

unremitting, organized, intelligent and sweet.

10.1 like to dance and listen to music. I play tennis and read.

11. I'm married. I have 4 children, one girl and 3 boys.

12. Reach my goals without losing my happiness 13.1 like all the music but I prefer 60's and 70's music.

14. Travel around the world, because it is

interesting to know how people act in their cultures. 15

Patricia O'Sullivan (April 8, ?)




4 years.


Grade 3.


Uni. of Maryland College Park, Bridgewater State Uni., Framingham State Uni. B.S./BEHS, Post Graduation 1-6 Elementary Ed., Masters of International Education.



Do your best!


Luck o' the Irish to ye!

Amy C. Wiley Ramirez (Aug. 16, ?)

15 years.

9 years.


4th Grade.


Asbury College.


BA, Masters.


Their best.


8. 9.




Alex Pietricevic- you figure it out!


Just a Jesus Freak.

10. Reading, Acting, D.J. ing


11. Married, one son, (Tito) 4, Pre Kinder at

10. Reading, piano, horseback riding, walking. 11. Married, one son, a senior at Maya.

Colegio Maya. 12. Bible.

12. My family.

13. Rock.

13. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Enya, KORN.


14. I would live near all my family so I could be a

15. A teacher, because I was born to be a

part of my nieces' and nephews' lives. 15. A teacher, because I liked the idea of working with kids.

teacher. 16.

17. Coke, because of the taste and it's based at

16 Antonio Banderas- because everyone needs

Atlanta, GA.

a friend. That's all I need. 17. Diet coke- just for the heck of it! 18. Lots- when this paper is turned in!

18. Going' to a camp as a teenager and being

surprised by both of my boyfriends showing up.


Costa Rica is often known as the virgin of all nature because of its natural beauties and untouched mysterious jungles. The native people proudly represent their culture, but at the same time, they treat foreigners very friendly. The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish, although most black people are bilingual The natives speak Bribris, which is their ancient language. Ths ci|hoHc church is an important structure in communities and is found in almost all villages.

San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica offers many art museums and artists. In the last 20 years, impressive artists have been showing up from all over and doing arts is very common. 'The

dance of Punto Guanacasteco" is a traditional dance performed in northern region of Guanascate. It is performed only on special days. Colorful wooden ox-carts are an enduring part of rural Costa Riean scenery; they are used to cany agricultural products. There are various typical meals in different parts of the world, and in Costa Rica most people eat corn as the main source of food. Located in the Atlantic Lowlands, people in Limon enjoy a distinctive cuisine that makes extensive use of coconut oil and milk. Corn is eaten very often for many dishes in northern part of Costa Rica. Birds such as tucans and parrots are often found in Costa Rica. The colors of the birds give an impression ofjoy, prosperity, and hope.

Korea is a country with about 50 million people and its capital Seoul is the 10th largest city in the world with a population of 11 million people. Currently, Korea is divided into tm The communist party North Korea and the Republic of South Korea/ South Korea has 4 seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. In (spring, it is a little cold because of the left over winter winds, but it is beautiful In summer, it is humid and hot You will need shorts and T-shirts. And in fall, the weather is breezy and it is a time to go places mid see a lot of beautiful things. Hotels are found in many parts of Korea and they are classified in 1-5 stars. Many hotels could be found in various sites such as Kyong-ju and Che Ju island, Che iu island offers beautiful white sand and obsidians from a volcano located in the middle ofthe island Kyong Ju is an old capital of an ancient empire

which is also a famous site for the graveyard of the ancient kings. Traditional dances such as

the Tal dance can be found in amusement parks and conventional centers.

This dance is performed by performers with masks made out of wood and dresses made similar to the ones from the ancestors.

Traditional food such as kimchi mdpibimpap can be found almost everywhere in Korea- Kimchi is the most famous Korean food A fermented vegetable dish highly seasoned with red pepper and garlic, it is served at virtually all meals, and has become the best known of Korea's dishes abroad. Pibimpap is made from

cooked rice mixed with bits of meat, seasoned vegetables, and egg. If desired, it can be eaten with koch'njang (a hot red pepper sauce). They are sold for reasonable prices and they are delicious. A Korean traditional alcoholic beverage makkolli, which represents a Korean host family's heartfelt welcome and dedication to its guests, is made of flowers, herbs, grains, and fruits, Makkolli, the oldest liquor in Korea is made by steaming non-glutinous and glutinous rice together, then drying them, mixing it with malted wheat and water and letting the mixture ferment. This fermented mixture is milky white and is consumed in that form. There are many different recipes and they are used for important meals and guests- Traditional Korean cake offers elegance and great taste of one of its kind* The cake has many different names and appearances, but their basic ingredients are rice and other kinds of crops cultivated inside Korea.

For entertainment, Korean ancestors have invented a bull fight game which consists of two bulls fighting for life. Watching a bull fight has become a tourist attraction and it is growing in its popularity. The bulls push or poke 22

each other with their horns and kill the opponent Korea welcomes you anytime with warm greetings and lots of memories. The people will make vpix feel comfortable as you are in your home.

How would you like to travel around the

world and see new countries? This is the right article to get an idea of which places to visit in various countries. Also, we are presenting map so you can have a good idea about the

place. The countries and features we are pre

senting are India-Taj Mahal, Kenya-Marasabit,

Australia-Sydney, France, Canada-Niagra Falls, Brazil-Rio de Janeiro.

A very good place to visit in India is the Taj Mahal, which is located in Agra. It is described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love. It was con-

tructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Her death left the emperor so heartbroken that his hair was said to turn grey overnight. The Taj Mahal stands on a raised marble plat form that is around a garden. The close-up details are really astounding. Semiprecious stones are laid into the marble in beautiful patterns. The precision and care that went into the Taj Mahal's design and construction is very impressive.

In Kenya, the Marsabit National Park and Reserve is a good place to visit for animal lovers. It is a national park that is home to larger mammals

including lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, wart hogs, zebras, giraffes, hyenas and gazelles. The area is so thickly forested that if you go there, you won't see much unless you spend some time. A good place to camp is Lake Paradise, which is a crater lake. It is an enchanting place because of its sereni

ty and tranquility.


Sydney is a beautiful place to visit if you are in Australia. The airport sits beside Botany Bay and it is in sandstone cliffs. Port Jackson is a very nice place, because there are safe, large, and the most beautiful on Australia's east coast. It is shaped by a lot of fingers of oceans, inlets, coves, and bays. Suburbs are now in all direc tions from both shores. 90% of the population lives near the coast.

France is a land of incredible beauty. From Paris to the Alpine glaciers, from the beaches of

Normandy to the flower-Strewh hills of Provence, its vistas are varied and dramatic. Their achivements in architecture, literature, painting,

fashion, cooking, and wire-making have dazzled the rest of the world.

France has so many places to visit. The coast of Brittany con

tains many tranquil little coves that get crowded only during summer

vacations.Asterix is a cartoon char

acter created by Goscinny and Uderzo a few decades ago. Modern readers of the comic strip can now mingle with the Gallic heroes at the Pare Asterix.

Canada is the largest country in the world. It covers

elegant old town of Niagara-on-the lake, perched on

more than 3.8 million square miles. In spite of its

Lake Ontario, the parkway runs south past fruit

size, Canada is one of the least populated countries in

orchards, steps up 300 feet onto the Niagara

the world. Politically, Canada is divided into 10

Escarpment, and romps into the bright light of

provinces and three territories. Each province is

Niagara Falls. One of the joys of this drive is the

responsible for the admininstration of all provincial

chance it provides to dip into Canadian history.

matters. The territories are controlled by the federal

Another place to visit is Toronto. It is

government because of their remoteness and small

Canada's largest and most cosmopolitan city. The CN


Tower, the tallest structure in the world and 1,815 feet

Horseshoe Falls in Ontario is part of the world

dominates the skyline.

famous Niagara Falls, a breathtaking attraction Canada shares with the United States. From the


If you ever hankered to lord over a harem or to belly dance in public, there's a city where you can not only get away with it, but you're likely to win applause for your efforts as well. If role extravagance reversal is not your thing, you can wear ordinary street clothes and still enjoy the festivities just by watching other people, tens of thousands of them, enacting their fantasies in the most extrav agant costume pageant

on earth. At

Carnival, Brazil

becomes a fairyland of erotic music.

Joy Luck


Food \

What to \

Holiday Fruit Pizza Crust

♦Slightly more than half an 18 oz roll

eat II

* Refrigerated sugar-cookie


* Cookiedough, softened


Topping * 8 oz cream cheese,

It's very important to know how to cook at least

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one dish!

i i


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There h one story of a guy, who disappointed his te g^ fl0| bgiag afcjg to cook one dish or desert.

* ltsp vanilla extract

* 5 kiwi fruits


* 12 medium-size strawberries

^This guy named Tim ^ent to the college and he was * '"

Sprinkle a little flour on to a ■

cook. * What am I doing to eat today?'1 He said the speech


three time a day. His room was terrible. Full of fast food

trash and Want food. But he oWt realize that he was get-

cookie sheet and with floured fin—

gers pat cookie dough in to a

pizza like circle about 1/4-inch

Bake according i thick. thick-Bake according to to packag package

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ately or refrigerate for up to 2

hours. (You can use other fruit, too.)

Peel potatoes. Put in cold water until ready

Potato Latkas

to cook. Starting with the onion, alternate grating

onion and potatoes (to keep mixture from blacken ing). Using a clean

* 5 medium potatoes

cotton towel,

* 1 medium onion

press out as

* 1 large egg

much liquid

* 1/8 cup unbleached all purpos flour Bread

as possible.

crumbs or matzo mealfchouse one)

Blend mix

* Salt andpepper to taste

ture with egg,

* Vegetable oil

flour or bread crumbs or matzo meal), salt and pepper. Heat oil (l/4inch)

in frying pan. Press mixture into patties. Place in skillet, turning once, until golden and crisp on each side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with yogurt, sour cream or applesauce. For a switch, substitute zuc chini for potatoes.




y* * 1 stick butter, softened

/ * 1/4 CUp granulated sugar * 2 cups self- rising flour ,

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* 2 egg yolks

* 1 tsp vanilla extract

* 1 cup finely chopped nuts ( of your choice) * 1/4 cup water powdered

Combine all ingredients (except pow-

dered sugar) thoroughly. Form into 1-inch

balls. Bake in a 350F oven on an ungreased cookie sheet for 12 minutes. Do not brown. Wait

for some minutes to cool. Roll in powdered sugar. Try it! It's very good. Easy, and doesn't take a lot of time!

Don't you ever wish that you could have all the music you wanted for free. Well, now you can. This article is about making your own CDs for free. Mp3 (Mpeg 3) is an audio for mat where music is compressed in a Ratio of 1:11 to a WAV file Even though these files are compressed, they have CD qualitysound and can be downloaded in less than 15 minutes (if you

^Rating of ike

Product* capability

have a good con nection). A stan

dard file size ranges from 1700K to 5000k.

M.p3 files are

found all over the net. Once you

download a Mp3 file you can play it on your computer

with an Mp3 play er, and also trans fer it to CD Rom. Another great

thing about this is

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that you can take music from your

CDs and convert to Mp3 format and

WINAMP 2.091

share it with your friends on Zip

Disk, or if you want to wait a really long time send it over Email. To start making CDs all you need to begin with is a CD recordable drive. Now follow the steps listed to start making music.



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9L After installing the player, you can start to download die music that you want See "finding your music".

3. After you have downloaded your music you can listen to it as much as you want on your PC, or you can put it onto a CD.

*t. To transfer an Mp3 file to a CD, first you have to have a decoder which will rewrite your Mp3s as WAVs. You can download decoders from, under decoders. To rewrite the file simply open the Mp3 file, and then resave it as a WAV ****WARNING**** A WAV file

is twelve times larger than the Mp3 file so make sure you have a lot of free space. One CD of mine took up 600Mb.


5. After you have the WAV file, you can write it on the CD with the software it came with, which can support

WAV format. If you decide to buy a CD Recordable drive, there are reviews of drives in the Tech Page of this maga zine.


FINDING YOUR MUSIC This is the hardest part, finding the music that you



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Basic Principles S/1A simple hovercraft is a platform riding on a cushion of air created by an air supply and a

"$JdrtH which contains the air under the plat-

\form, The lift force is generated by a thin

flayer of air escaping the cushion evenly under the skirt* If the air supply is powerful enough


sweat payment

apd the skirl Is cut correctly, the hovercraft

will almost never touch the ground This results 16 a ^^r,small drag force .and allows the jyhovercraft to be propelled wlih $immmum amount of &tt)& Some small hovercraft can

i$V§k° ProPe^e<i &y &e <Wver leaning to oa« i&te or anoiher. The factors which limit & hover^'^ctaft^ perfojcmauce, therefore, are the strength of air supply, the distribution of wdght oa ♦- Hhe platform^ and the evenness of the skirt's tength*

||Materiab/ Initial Planning / Purcha$in0 Phase A set of plans was found on the internet which

the design team decided to follow as closely as

A circular p1ywo<«i platform of 4(

was f>ureha$e4 as well as an identical backup platform. Following the plaits^ a -sheet ofheavy-duty plastic was also m&ikd. 'Unfortunately, the only ske of plasltethe team ^could obtain was too thin, so two large sheets !were purchased. 32

Since the construction of the hovercraft's body and air bag was seen to be the first priority, the air supply was not purchased until later. PVC pipe segments to conduct air from the blower to the air bag were also pur

chased. With the usual double redundancy, two sets of pipes, not just one, were purchased. In addition to the hovercraft's main components, massive amounts of duct tape, contact cement, a staple gun, measuring tape, and a drill were either purchased or supplied free of charge (see Acknowledgments).

Construction Phase 1 First, the circular platform was carefully measured. Then two holes were drilled into the platform following the initial plans - one 1/4" hole in the center and one 3 1/2" hole halfway between the center and the platform's rim. It was difficult

for the team to fit the PVC pipe through the larger hole using only the tools at hand, but massive amounts of duct tape around the connection prevented any leakage from the air bag.

With the platform ready, the two plastic sheets were duct taped

together and folded around the rim to make a bag. One challenge was finding the correct folding technique to create a tight seal between the bag and the plywood platform. A creative mix of folds, contact cement, industrial staples, and massive amounts of duct tape solved that problem. Still following the original plans, another 1/4" hole was cut in the middle of the bag and rein

forced with massive amounts of duct tape. The two small holes were

aligned and connected with a bolt. A strong paint can lid was fixed to the other end of the bolt to give the air bag a donut shape when inflated. Five equidistant holes were cut in the bag about halfway between the

center and the outer edge, slightly closer to the center. To prevent the

r holes from ripping due to the intense pressure of the blower, they were also reinforced with the prerequisite massive amounts of duct tape. It was at this point that the leaf blower was purchased. The air supply was restricted to an underpowered electric leaf blower for safety reasons. Using a second seg

ment of PVC pipe and, of course, massive amounts of duct tape, the leaf blower was joined to the first connector pipe. With the bag secured and the air supply connected, the team moved on to...

Test Phase 1 The first test was a quick inflation of the air bag. The hovercraft was turned upside-down and the leaf blower was activated. The bag inflated quickly and air jets shot out the

five holes as expected. Next, a second indoor test was performed with the hovercraft right-side-up and the team's test pilot on board. Because the test was on a carpeted surface, there was significant

drag caused by friction. Therefore, the third test was conducted on water. The hovercraft was placed in a large pool and turned

on. After a minute, the team was satisfied that the craft was sea worthy and the test pilot boarded it. As expected, there seemed to be very little friction and the pilot could move the hovercraft by leaning to one side. All was going well when another team mem ber unwittingly unplugged the leaf blower, sending the pilot to the

bottom of the pool and seriously endangering the leaf blower. It

was decided to end this test phase and allow the hovercraft and leaf blower to dry out before continuing. 33

Test / Construction Phase 2 Following The Pool Incident, the team experimented with making the donut hole larger in the middle by using a disk larger than the paint can lid to hold the bag in its

shape. Two other disks were tried, but the pressure of I the bag folded them in half. It was decided both that the hovercraft's air bag was too lopsided to properly cre ate an even flow of air out the bottom and that one leaf blower was not sufficient to power the hovercraft. So, following other internet plans and a TLC video, the team scrapped the donut-shaped bag in favor of a more realistic

"skirt" (see Appendix B). The bolt-hole in the platform was sealed up using only minimal amounts of duct tape and a hole approximately 3' in diameter was cut in the bag. When the skirt was inflated in the first test run, it held its shape and the hovercraft floated to an extent. Three inches of the skirt still touched the ground; an unacceptable drag, the team agreed.

With no other option, the team purchased a second

leaf blower and a PVC Y-pipe to have both blowers feeding into the original pipe. Instead of having the Y-pipe feeding directly through the platform into the air cushion, a 90 degree curved PVC pipe con nected them.

This new twin-blower design was tested and modified by gradually increas ing the size of the hole in the skirt. Another major modification was the repositioning of the hole from the blowers to the air cushion. The hole

halfway from the center to outer rim was sealed with massive amounts of duct tape and another hole was drilled in the middle of the platform. The rationale behind this move was to center the airstream and make the cushion more symmetrical. Furthermore, a metal disk was bolted about four inches

under the central pipe to force the air to flow out to the sides and fill the skirt evenly. Despite these modifica tions and the addition of a circular frame for the hole, the hovercraft still touched the ground.

Final Phase With no other recourse, the team purchased a third and final leaf blower. Connecting it to the midway pipe with unprecedented massive amounts of duct tape, the hovercraft was again tested, this time on a tile surface. The team decided that three leaf blowers would be sufficient after viewing the test results. Although there was still an inch of skirt touching the floor, it was apparent that a fourth blower would not produce significantly less drag. There is a law of diminishing returns between the force of the blowers and the amount of drag - at some point the added lift is not worth the additional weight of another leaf blower, not to mention the cost. Nearing completion, the hovercraft received its final modifications. A plastic lawn chair bolted to the platform and a coat of red paint for decora

tion finished the hovercraft's construction. One final series of tests

remained - to make sure that the pilot would be able to control

of gravity while seated in the chair. Two team members sat on the chair at full power and determined that, while the center of gravity was high and the hovercraft faced problems with tipping over, the chair was still a nec essary addition because it made mounting and dismounting easier for the pilot. 34

Conclusion Building and testing the hovercraft was instructional for the team. Its members discovered for themselves the importance of coopera

tion and brainstorming. It was agreed that had only one person been in complete control of all phases of the hovercraft's redesign,

construction and testing, the project would not have been a success.

One key aspect of the hovercraft's planning phase was the realiza

tion that the original plans were faulty and would not work. The team managed to halt construction when this vital observation was accepted by all and completely redesigned the hovercraft in one


afternoon. Without improvisation and determination, the hovercraft would never have been built. The team members also learned that science is not cheap; the per-person cost for the hovercraft was estimated to be

around $100. Construction also required sacrifices in terms of time. It took the team three weekends working over 10 hours per person per weekend to complete the project. Also worthy of mention are the vast amounts of sweat and blood taken as pay ment by The Ubercraft. It is the opinion of the entire team that the hovercraft should be evaluated not only in terms of performance but also in terms of the sacrifices required to bring the project to fruition.

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Everybody is amazed with video games old and new. You go to the store and search for new and fantastic stuff, then you take the games home, and you play the best ones.

In fact, every game has levels that continue to challenge you; when you pass a level you are going to another stage, it's successful. How do you feel? After being through several levels you are an expert on that particular game.

Mostly, people own pocket game boys to carry around and entertain themselves when

they have nothing to do. Game boys are in COLOR now; you can play colored Tetris, Mario Bros, and other entertaining games.

There are also people that have video games that are

hooked up on TV. On television there are many Play Station and Nintendo 64 commercials; they show new games over and over.

What do the commercials make you think of video


Video games are everywhere. In fact video games are so popular that they sell them in every corner of the world. You can play on the computer and find information on the internet. The web sites are a quicker informative source than any other source. Everyone in the world uses the internet to find what they want. Video games are even more popular now because of the web sites, which have attracted tons of people into the world of fantasy. New stuff is added every now and then, check out and get the news.

Find out MORE about VIDEO GAMES! Here are some interesting websites: You can go to or (The web fs most popular video game site). There is one event going on in

the internet, a vote for the best: Nintendo 64, Play Station, and others. Select the most enter taining and best system. If your vote is not in yet, go to either and find out how to vote. On the internet you may find stuff (at such as the Games of the Year Awards for 1998, the Top 50 Game Boy Games of all Times. (Tetris, Legend ofZelda, Pokemon are favorites.) Get into the net NOW.

Video games are for fun, but it is good for our brains also. For the game Tetris, you have to think and be quick or you die when the pile reaches the top. Any game that is about running, eating or escaping monsters is a game of thinking, thinking what to do in a certain sit


Thinking is the purpose of most video games. Puzzles games, where it is hard to find

your way, that's thinking too.





Here are some stations

of video games


game systems:






Look at some exciting video games!

Nintendo 64 play set

Play Station Magazine

Screen from a robot video game


HUMOR? After careful thought, considera tion, hardwork, and the inevitable technical difficulties,we two young authors, Carlos Sevilla,

and, Paul O'Sullivan figured to make a fun page,

check only two please

one that would defy laws and boundries, one that would appeal to the general public. After


tiresome difficulties in the computer lab includ


ing, freezes, shutdowns, and endless disputes with the console, our original article tragically ended in a travesty.


Due to the cold heart, iron-

fisted manner of the class agenda, the totalitari an deadlines reduced our creativity and ingenuity


a great deal. So here you have it, jokes gath



ered by us, by students and by teachers. I'm

sure you the reader will enjoy this a lot more


than your average news article, I mean you can't read about recipes, movies, and music all the

time, don't you agree Carlos? Actually quite the


contrary, I do not, but alas I digress, thou cannot even imagine the great perils of pain and tor ture... Anyway that's enough out of my "sidekick"


for now. Hey, for all you Al Bundy fans out there; we've got the joke for you. Carlos, go ahead.

Ok, why did the woman cross the road? No


answers out there? Who cares anyways,I just


wanna know why she's out of the kitchen!

Good Golly man the women of the world will



have your head on a stake for that! In no way manner or appearance is the "What's Up?

magazine" affiliated with that joke. We hope you



enjoy the article and use the jokes with good taste and in the proper situations. The jokes are


not meant for harm, but you gotta admit they are pretty good. If you want more you can find them

at It's a great humor sight,


including straight edge jokes and then the not so



straight edge jokes!

If you the readers would be so kind


as to fill out the survey in the next column

please tear it out and drop it off anony

mously to Mr. Benny's mail box.

This would


influence later management decisions, and help create a better magazine. This survey is provided to get some feedback on the most popular articles.



Thank you for your



time and support, it is much appreciated,

we hope you enjoy the rest of the article.

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1. Log on, wait a sec, then get a frightened look on your face and scream, "Oh my God! They've found me!" and bolt.

2. Enter the lab, undress, and start staring at other people as if they're crazy while typing. 3. Borrow someone else's keyboard by reaching over,

saying "Excuse me, mind if I borrow this for a sec?", unplugging the keyboard and taking it.

4. Stare at the person's next to yourfs screen, look really puzzled, burst out laughing, and say "You did that?" loudly. Keep laughing, grab your stuff and leave, howling as you go.

5. Pull out a pencil. Start writing on the screen.

Yo mama's so big, it takes her 2 hours just to haul

Complain that the lead doesn't work.


Yo mama's so fat and old that when God said "Let


there be Light", he told her to move her fat behind out of the way.

Yo mama's so fat she jumped up in the air and got

1.If using a touch-tone, press random numbers while


ordering. Ask the person taking the order to stop

Yo mama's so fat she plays hopscotch like this: LA,

doing that.

Detroit, Chicago, NY....

2. Do not name the toppings you want. Rather, spell

Yo mama's so fat she was baptized at Sea World.

them out.

Yo mama's so dumb that under "Education" on her

3. Put an extra edge in your voice when you say

job application, she put "Hooked on Phonics."

"crazy bread."

Yo mama's so dumb, she took a ruler to bed to see

4. Stutter on the letter "p." 30. Ask if you get to keep

how long she slept.

the pizza box. When they say yes, heave a sigh of

Yo mama's so stupid it takes her 2 hours to watch 60



5. Use expletives like "Great Caesaf s Ghost" and

Yo mama's so stupid on her job application where it

"Jesus Joseph and Mary in Tinsel Town."

says emergency contact she put 911

6. If he/she suggests anything, adamantly declare, " I

Yo mama's so stupid she studied for blood test &

shall not be swayed by your sweet words."


7. When they repeat your order, say "Again, with a

Yo mama's so stupid that she go hit by a parked car.

little more OOMPH this time."

Yo mama's so stupid that she sold the car for gas

8. Put them on hold.


9. Ask how many dolphins were killed to make that

Yo mama's so stupid when she saw "under 17 not


admitted" sign, she went home and got 16 friends Yo mama's so stupid, she asked You "What is the number for 911".

Yo mama's so stupid, that she got fired from the M&M factory for throwing away all the W's.

These are contributions that came from randomly

selected high school students and teachers they aren't

exactly the gags from Saturday night live, so keep in

tfcttCfi fo

mind, you have been warned... 1. "How did the Ewok cross the road"?



2. "What did the church say when it caught on fire?"

Random Ways To Confuse Or Scare The Bejeezus

"Holy Smoke!"

Out Of People In The Computer Lab

3. "Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?" 43

"He didn't have the guts!" 4.

two pigs, though this time they were wearing baseball

"What do you get when you cross a cow with a

hats. So the police man stops him again and he says,

pogo stick?"

"I thought I told you to take them to the Zoo!" Then

"A milk shake!"


the driver replies, "Oh, we went to the Zoo, and that

"Your dad is so old he flagulates dust!"

was fun! But today we're going to a baseball game"

6. "What's big, red, and eats rocks?"

- Mr Bond

"A big, red rock eater!!"-- (Mr.Berke.) 4. There were a couple doing some night time read


ing, when they began to hear sounds downstairs. They both got really scared because they knew that their

house was being broken into. The wife says to the man "Umm, why don't you look out the window, so

1. I'm tired because I'm overworked. The popula tion of this country is 237 million.

the burglars see we have a dog!" the man was very

104 million are

shocked and surprised at her comment so he replies

retired. That leaves 133 million to do the work.

"why dont you put on your bath robe, go downstairs

There are 85 million in school, which leaves 48 mil

and walk up to them, so they see that there are ghosts

lion to do the work. Of this there are 29 million

in the house"

employed by the federal government, leaving 19 mil

-Mrs Bond

lion to do the work. 2.8 million are in the Armed

Well this concludes our humor pages, we hope

Forces, which leaves only 16.2 million to do the

you had a good time reading and hopefully were

work. Take from the 14,800,000 people who work

laughing away. We decided since this is the last issue

for state and city governments and that leaves 1.4

of the magazine this year, we wanna go out with a

million to do the work. At any given time there are

bang; we're gonna leave you guys with....a riddle or

188,000 people in hospitals, leaving 1,212,000 to do

the work. Now there are 1,211,998 people in prisons. That leaves just two people to do the work, you and me. And your sitting at your computer reading jokes. - Mr. Lyne

two perhaps!

Here's one from wise man Carlos, 1) Real eyes Realize Real lies O.k. Confuscious anyway here are two brain

stumper, if you think you know the answer to one of themwrite it on the back of the survey, send it to Mr.

2. There were two low IQ human beings having a debate over what the meaning of Easter was. The first guy says "Easter is when they shoot a pumpkin in the

air, they shoot it and it explodes!" the second says to him "no idiot that is the Fourth of July" " Easter is

Benny's box, and the first person to get the correct answer to one wins a free issue for next year! What a DEAL!

1) There is a certain crime that if it is attempted, it is

when a giant bunny hops down chimneys and gives

punishable, but if it is commited it is not punishable,

presents!" the second replied. "I know the true mean

what is it?

ing of Easter" said the first " Easter is when 2000 years ago they crucified a Jew, and threw him inside a cave and put a giant rock over the entrance. Every

2) A boy and his father are in a car crash, the father

dies, but the boy is transported to the nearest hospital.

Easter he crawls out the cave, and if he sees his

When the boy enters the room the surgeon says "I

shadow he crawls back in"

cannot operate on this boy, he is my son". How can

-Mr Berke

this be?

Well thanks again for reading and please take

3. There was this guy and he was driving in his pick

the time to fill out the survey and if you can answer

up truck with two pigs up front. When a police man

one of these riddles enter for a chance at a free issue!

drives by and stops him, the policeman says to the guy "your not allowed to have pigs in your car! Take them to the Zoo!" The next day the cop is riding again on the street and he sees the same pickup truck,

as he nears it he sees the the man in the front with the 44




CRIES FOR HELP A hurricane is a very big storm, with winds flowing around a giant circle. Hurricanes, are similar to tornadoes which cover thoudsands of square miles. A hurricane looks like a doughnut, a pinwheel or a single galaxy.

This is what happened to Central America. A disaster hap pened. Hurricane Mitch destroyed thousands of villages, espe cially in HONDURAS, which was the country most affected. Another nation which was destroyed by hurricane Mitch was NICARAGUA.

In HONDURAS, Hurricane Mitch cut off

Santa Rosa and many other coastal towns from the rest of the country.

The storm took at least 10,000 lives and ruined the

region's economies.

The survivors had to wait for international aid to come to them.

Some isolated communities in HONDURAS didn't

receive any

aid in the first 10 days of the disaster.


problems had been

growing Many people in HONDURAS suffered from diarrhea after

drinking water from a contaminated river.


many homes were destroyed, several families were crowded into one house, speeding the spread of res

piratory ailments and other contagious illnesses. Few roads exist in HONDURAS but now they are

working on it.

People waited for the food that

would allow them to feed their children, the seeds

that would let them become self-sufficient again and the tools to rebuild the thatched-roof huts destroyed in storms. One month later they were still

waiting for aid to come. The world is trying to reme dy the problem in HONDURAS with millions of dollars of food aid and transportation equipment.

U.S first lady

Hillary Rodham Clinton toured the nation devasted by Hurricane Mitch.

French president Chirac and Spain's crowned prince Felipe de

Borbon offered their support as they separately visited HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, EL SALVADOR, and GUATEMALA.


In NICARAGUA the recovery from Mitch is expected to be slow and expensive. Officials from affect ed Central America countries estimated it will cost $4 billion to rebuild their nation. Mexican first lady Nilda Patricia Velasco de Zedillio distributed $9.6 millions of aid during a hopscotch tour of four countries.. She spread the money to HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, EL SALVADOR, and GUATEMALA after it was raised a four-day campaign in Mexico. German Sheperd Ammo, arrived in NICARAGUA to search for

victims in the mud slide.


HURRICANE APPROACHES -You should know all the roads that lead inland in case you have to leave in a hurry. -Make sure you have a battery-powdered radio so that you can hear weather reports when the electricity is knocked out.

- You should store fresh drinking in jugs and stock up on foods in case you must spend some several days at home without electricity power.

It's that time of the year when all

Korean car maker Hyundai has rev olutionized gear changing. Driving

the companies release their lat est advances for the new year. We have reviews for everyone that will make your everyday lives more interesting and worth living. Next

steering that you twist to change

to each of the reviews is a rating of

gears. Even though this is a totally

gear cars has never been easier. The

Hyundai Euro 1 has a grip on the

new method of driving, the safety

how good we thought that item is

aspects so far are good. That's not

for you, from 5 stars to 1.

all this car comes with: a 380 horse power engine, adjustable pedals and

Sony's new VAIO 50G Super Slim

steering wheel, and a windshield

laptop weighs less than 3 pounds and

that can be lowered or raised

measures less than an inch thick.


This fiill iiinction windows laptop has a 200Mhz pentium processor, 32 Mb of memory, 2.1 GB hard drive and 56 KBps modem. It's so thin you feel as if you're typing on a piece of paper. With its power and size, it's a great offer for just $1999.

The Magellen Corporation has made it possible to send and receive email anywhere in the world. The first hand-held global satellite communicator is

a8x 3x1.75 inch device, slightly bigger

than your Graphing

Calculator. The Magellan GSC 100 stores up to

100 messages and 150 address es. It also comes with a GPS antenna. If you

have the money it would be a pretty neat gadget to show off with. Checking your e-mail has never

been more mobile. Retail Price

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even in the wettest conditions. With these on you'll have people willing to kiss your feet. Retail price $129.

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If you're thinking about getting a CD rewritable drive, say maybe to record your own music, you should think about Yamaha's new external CD-RW. Not

only is the hardware great but the soft ware that is included is amazing. The drive reads at speeds of 16X, and writes and rewrites at speeds of 4X. For more information you can visit Yamaha's website at, and look for the product CRW4416SXZ. With ft ft ft ft

this in your house you could make lots

Panasonic's DVD-LIO palm theatre lets


movie fanatics all around the world watch DVD quality movies anywhere they go.

The portable DVD player weighs 2 pounds and features a 5.8 inch LCD dis

play surrounded by stereo speakers. If you are not satisfied with the small screen you

can plug it into a normal TV and still

enjoy the quality of DVD. Now in the

bus, instead of listening to music, you can watch DVD movies. This product sells for $1400. SW Tbaxbaf-txi & Ken Ue

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Got a pet in your house? Does it have

fleas and you always sacrifice your blood? Well, now you can get a flea powder brush and stop scratching your self. It is an animal hairbrush that can

dispense flea powder at the same time you brush the animal's fur. The hair opens or splits apart to let the powder

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reach the hides. It is very useful, so pro tect your pets and yourself.

Tired of holding your hair dryer after you take a shower? Now, there is a hair dryer which can be attached onto your wall and one switch will do your dryings. The dryer can be moved around because of the flexible tube that holds it.




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The inflatable car cover can be used at any time anywhere. It can protect your vehicle from anything such as UV light from the sun, hard rain, snow, or even stones. This is possible because of the air cushion

between the car and the outside. Anair

valve situated inflates the air. There are channels of air pockets to have more con

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powerful, enlightening and energetic Limp Bizkit


redefines any and all musical genre barriers while creating an

entirely new standard for aggres

sive music. The bizkit is definite

ly a leader and not a follower, Limp Bizkit slams out a completely innovative, singular sound compiled of funky bass grinds, some jazzy percussion, some crazy hip-hop grooves, hard guitar riffs and an overall

"Limp what? Bizkit who?,11 you say. Well, maybe

you haven't heard the buzz yet, but don't will.

And by the time it reaches your

intensity that packs a punch with more bite than a mad pitbull on crack. The vocals range from angry outbursts and vein-popping screams to groovy little raps and soft spo

ken, whispers. The Bizkit


began in late 1994


it's guar

anteed to have trans


fied into a deafen

ing roar.


when vocalist Fred Durst hooked up with his long time friend and bass player, Sam Rivers, who in turn recommended bringing his jazz drumming cousin,

John Otto, in. Before long, guitarist Wes Borland and DJ Lethal (House of Pain) joined the fold and Limp Bizkit was born. Their first break came when a little (ahem) band by the name of KoRn played their first gig in the Jacksonville area. After the show, Korn's bassist Fieldy and guitarist Head met up with Fred and went back to his place to get a few tattoos (Fred is not only an amazing singer, but also an accom plished tattoo artist). An instant bond of friendship was struck between them and the next time KoRn


came back to Jacksonville they hooked up with Fred

is any

again. This time Fieldy and Head heard the Limp Bizkit demo and were


but what is

implied by its unusual name which by the way, refers to the "limp bizkit" brain of one of the bands "burnt out, maniac roadies". These Jacksonville gents pos sess one heckuva monstrous sound that will literally

knock the wind right out of you. This dark, intense,

immediately impressed with the bands powerful sound so much so that

they promised to pass the tape along to producer

Ross Robinson

(Sepultura, KoRn). They did, and Ross loved it. The 53

buzz on the band began to intensify and, as a result Limp Bizkit landed a tour with House of Pain and

who constantly criticize

another with the Deftones. Offers from record labels

loud music as "noise pol

across the country began pouring in to the Limp

lution." The jazzy angry

Bizkit camp. After carefully considering all of the

reproach of1Stuck " strikes

deals, Limp Bizkit chose to sign with the up-and-

out against individuals

dering explosion of "Pollution" rages against people

who are motivated solely by greed and the catchy, groove-laden "Stalemate"

digs deep into the heart of a relationship gone sour.

The pop infested turned hardcore Faith is a takeoff

of George Michaels once hit song. According to Fred he "just had to make it better!" Every song is a must-

listen. This album is definitely a {M/t OW, <JL

coming indie label Flip Records, which in turn brought them to Interscope. Produced by Ross


Robinson and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins), Limp Bizkit's phenomenal debut album, Three Dollar Bill Y'allS. blends the per

fect amount of attitude, honest emotion, slammin1 grinds from all instruments and players, instantly addicting grooves and powerful lyrics into one huge, bubbling cauldron of intense musical power. The lyrics are as potent as they are personal and the bands straight from the heart style of songwriting will appeal to all audiences. The furious, vengeful "Counterfeit" retaliates against "fake people" who

change themselves and their appearance just to fit in with a certain crowd, while the encapsulating, shud

Erik "Everlast" Schrody's first album since the end of House of Pain reign shows more depth and maturity than any

of his previous mate rial with the House of Pain. Everlast actually looks into his soul for this first solo effort, a hip-hop/folk/rock combination that

shows an introspec-


j tive side of himself.

one thing everyone

Of course, the album

notices as Everlast

also features the

creates very catchy

same brand of ener

tunes, lyrics and

getic hip-hop that

deafening effects.

generated a hit, some

Everlast's rap

cash, and a lot of

tunes sound like

jumping back in

good old House of

1992 with "Jump

Pain. This album

Around", probably

really brings the

the most famous of

listener back to the

all House of Pain

era of hip hop and

songs. Everlast's softer tunes show a lot more depth

rap but at the same time gives the listener a sneak

than most of his older hip-hop tunes. The song

peek on Everlast's life and experiences. His lyrical

"Ends" gives the listener some insight towards

flow is full of rythym and soft spoken songs that real

Everlast's near-death experience. "Today (Watch Me

ly grab the attention of anyone listening. The hit

Shine)," a duet with BronxStyle Bob (Super 8,

song "What it's Like" is everywhere and his biggest

Khaleel) "signifies that Everlast holds the gift of

change ever. The style is all blues with mellow

effects and a tranquil guitar line. The album is defi nitely worth it if you ever liked the House of Pain and

if you like good hip hop. It's a great style and a great

change for Everlast.

This album gets a...

three and a half out of five. music within his soul. The song just grooves along with emotion that can only be felt through music." If Everlast

focused more on creating more musically-based pieces, this would be an incredibly solid album. Instead it's often emotional, but also kind of direc tionless album that works to a good extent. I doubt most people here listen to albums that go in many

directions anyways, so don't let that fret you. Songs are jumbled in what seems like no particular order and the style jumps randomly. Of course the style is 55

D2: Best of 1980

these, like "Silver and Gold" and "Dancing Barefoot,


gone through since its creation, its '80s anthems like

had plenty of airplay when originally released, but none of them, ranks among the bands finest work.

But best of all, despite the many changes the band has "Sunday Bloody Sunday" still sound fresh today. The album is great for trueU2

fans and of This album

people that

comes in two sets:

want to get

one is just a single

a taste of

cd of old hits and


the other is a dou


ble with the hits

style, and

and remastered b-

sound in

sides. This album

â&#x2013; ?the begin-


is great, especially

Inings. I

for those of you

gave this

who like U2 but

album a...

can't get a hold of any of their albums. Some of the

great songs that are included on this album are, "New Years Day," "Pride in the Name of Love" and "With or Without You". There's nothing really new here except for the song "The Sweetest Thing" which sort

of qualifies: It was written for Joshua Tree, one of the most famous album's of U2,

released as a B-side and reworked for this collection. The real

appeal for true hardcore U2 fans is the inclusion of a second disc of B-sides. Some of


three out of five!

I ncubus is a fairly new band, but already they have achieved massive audiences over exceed

ing their original expectations. Incubus are five musicians from Calabasas, California. They all began to play music together off of pure friendship.

Vocalist and percussionist Brandon Boyd and Jose Passilas went to the elementary school together. When they got to middle school they met

Mike Einzeger. They became friends with the bassist Alex Katunichg.The four friends decided to form their own little band. In 1995 DJ Lyfe saw Incubus in a live performance, and asked the band if they would be interested in using some of his HipHop tracks. After one rehearsal DJ Lyfe was recruit ed. Incubus has two Cd's released. One being Enjoy Incubus, containing six remixed songs previ ously recorded as demos. Then their full length

album was released, it came under the label

S.C.LE.N.C.E. "Our album is called S.C.I.E.N.C.E. because we were able to experiment, we were able to take our time and get everything to sound the

way we wanted it to, weird science and Energetic Funk" says Mike.

Brandon writes all the lyrics, and they carry a

positive theme through the stories of space, and socio

political issues. Brandon expresses himself the most in "Redefine" "New Skin" and "Mv Favorite Things" Incubus blends Funk, Thrash Rock, and hip

Hop, into one single type of music. In their music Incubus tries to bjend as many things into it as possi ble, so that no one instrument is being listened to at

once. Their style of music has not been made for a certain few, but to a much wider audience. I think that Incubus' music is outstanding, it

keeps you on your feet wanting to listen to more, and

it keeps you humming to the tune all day long.


and best release up to date is Gallery ofSuicide.

ith Six Albums released Cannibal Corpse has

established themselves with the title of most brutal

"Gallery Of Suicide is, in a sense a mile stone for

Death metal band. Cannibal Corpse assaults the listen

Cannibal Corpse", states Alex, "what you get with this

er with thundering guitars,

record is a full album written and performed with the

Guttural vocals,


aggressive drums.


What divides



Bringing Pat O' Brien, a

Cannibal Corpse from

long time fan of the

other Death Metal bands


are their morbid lyrics

helped Cannibal Corpse

filled with graphic, and

attain a more cohesive

violent scenes "We wrote

bond within the songs.

super condensed horror








flicks set to music" says

Cannibal Corpse from

bassist Alex Webster. After

top to bottom and what

the departure of Chris

you will hear is a few

Barnes, vocalist and lyri

surprises as each song

cist the band was faced

really stands on its own,

with the problem of who

musically and lyrically.

would write the lyrics.

This is also our first

Corpse-grinder, Chris


barnes replacement had to

"Corpsegrinder" Fisher.


expand the lyrics to keep Cannibal Corpse is

their fans. Cannibal

composed of Jack


has released seven records. Eaten Back to Life.

Owen, Paul Mazurkievics, Alex Webster,

Butchered at Birth. Tomb of the Mutilated. Hammer

Corpsegrinder, and Pat O'Brien.

In my opinion cannibal Corpse is an ideal CD

Smashed face. The bleeding, and Vile. Their newest

for Headbangers. This is an extremely heavy band, and should be avoided by anyone who is not into Heavy Metal.





Chamber has captured the atten tion of thousands of fans. With their music being Heavy metal they have obtained respect from such





Korn, and Brujeria.

Coal Chamber has been through




times. With the departure of their

lead singer Dez, Coal Chamber was left crippled. After half a year Dez, was reunited into Coal Chamber.




strong "No look back" attitude. Mixing hard Core, and Heavy metal Coal Chamber has achieved a level of

music unchallenged by many other bands.


Chambers music and lyrics reflect their way of life. At first their lyrics sound like meaningless phrases set to music, but when you pay attention and you understand

Coal Chambers history, you begin to understand the lyrics.

VxOc )al

Chamber's lineup is Dez-Vocals, Meegs-

Guitars,Backing Vocals, Rayna-Bass, and Mike Drums. This lineup is close to perfect, with

each band member having incredible talent in their field.

With a second album in the process of

being released Coal Chamber will continue with their massive expansion, throughout the world. You can expect a lot more from the second album of Coal Chamber, since

the album has taken two years to be made.

In my opinion this is an excellent CD. I would recommend this CD to anyone. This is a type of CD that leaves you with an insatiable craving for more. This

CD is the type that makes you feel like breaking something.



**** out of **** The plot of the movie Antz was written by Randy Cartvvright and the

producer was John Bell Many famous celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, and Woody Allen

were chosen to talk as some of the

ants. The first sight of this movie seems like an ordinary cartoon for young children but the movie has a deep-heart touching plot The protagonist Z-4195 is an ordinary ant who

meets a'beautifulgirl named Bala, (he Queen's daughter. The story goes on with an unforgettable love story and Z\s experiences. It is amazingly Well-plotted and blended into the cartoon. The graphics were stunning and it led to better quality of the film. Personally, I think it was an impressive piece of work and I highly recommend renting the movie in a movie shop.


*** out of **** Rafael, a Cuban janator called into the United States, has a job in a dancing school. He meets Ruby, a young and beautiful woman who goes to the dancing school. Rafael falls in love with Ruby but Ruby does not

accept it because she has a chlid and she does not want to fall in love again. She was married with another professional dancer but they divorced. Another reason was that Ruby wanted to keep on dancing without distractions.

This movie was a very good example of a true love. Ruby chose to go with her love and she considered love more important than anything else. It's a very romantic movie but the esciting dances performed

by Vanessa Williams was very impessive and it showed her compassion towards her work.

This is Chayanne from

one of the scenes in Dance With Me.


This is Vanessa

Williams thinking about her career and her love.


By: Sebastian Castrillo

Everything goes as planned.

The cash is already aside waiting for the robbers to take it with out a prob lem. So when Porter (Mel Gibson) and Val (Gregg Henry) steal it, they're in the clear, nothing could ever happen to them. Until the The

Time comes to split the money and get it over with but Val makes three

very big mistakes: he takes Porter's cut; he takes Porter's wife and tries to take Porter's life. The Problem is,

when he killed porter, he didn't make sure that he was really dead. Porter soon resurfaces, reborn want

ing vengence. He wants his cut and doesn't care what he has to do to get

it. Now, everyone in the city's crimi nal underworld want porter dead.


by: Sebastian Castrillo

The story starts when star quarterback Lance Harbor

suffers an injury, the Coyotes are forced to depend on the sec ond-string quarterback Jonathan Moxon (James Van Der Beek).

With five games to go in his

senior year, the new quarterback Jonathan Moxon is suddenly put

in comand and expects him to lead the team to victory but

that's something he never want ed to be, Mox dreams of going to college and getting away

from football and the small town in which he lives. When

he suddenly finds himself the team's starting quarterback and

is forced to deal with the pres sures and that come along with

being a football star. With a record of winning championship

after championship, coach Bud Kilmer is a local hero with power in West Canaan that goes outside the football field. Rude

and intimidating, he expects noth

ing less then a victory and runs treats his team bad as a result. It's

his way or the highway, even if his way is wrong.


©= Boring

©© = Alright

/ Subjects were rated by the amount of fun they N.

have on the weekend with the Fun-ness Scale.

~ Excellent

Student XXX

Sk8 by day, drink by night, go to parties.


Flirt with lots of girls!

Jeremy Berke

Sk8, rock & roll all day and party all night. Go to Pradera, watch movie. Flirt with

Dan (Anonymous)

ZaZ perfume girls. Get slapped. Play softball and rollerblade . . .

Go to school, check email, clean house,

Mr. Dinga

shop, do laundry, watch movie or foot ball game on TV, play softball with guys

from the United States of America.

Student FFF

Mr. Bond

Mr. Gentrup

Sleep, sk8, drink, smoke.

Play guitar, hang out & eat in zone 10, take care of kids.

Read, go to parties, eat out, take care of kids.



Mr. Berke

Go to Coban, chill with Mr. Trujillo or Mr. Bond, go to dinner or movie.

Carlos & Luis Sevilla

Listen to some "phat" rap tunes.

Anna Lopez

Go out to Z. 10, hang out at home, sleep.

Student SOS

Drink like a psychotic animal and dance.


(Note from authors: What a loser.)

Go to the Teen-chat room where all my cool friends are waiting every night! Really! I swear!


Student Y

i uu everyining you urazy kius uo jusi

more of it cause I am all grown up." Get wasted and hang out with the crew

and represent.


Watch Saturday Morning Cartoons and go


Skate with Fernando and Won Joon, prac

Won Joon:

(No fun present)


the zoo.

tice backstreet-boyz style dancing, golf.

(No fun present)

Play with Frank and himself.

Go to Jonny's house and have G. I. Joe


wars, watch Power Rangers.


Hacks Computers.


Go to the movies, play some golf, go biking.


Cheap thrills, cool parties, and lots of


swing dancing.


Go to the movies, go to the beach (life guards).


Walk from Zone 10 to Zone 14 and do nothing.



incus nuiic ui




Student J


Girl A

Do homework.


Play golf.

Student W-Swan

Watch low-budget movies, sk8, kill mos-


Sk8 all day with "Team Quest"


quitos, mind-expanding activities.

Play with barbies fn stuff, give them hair-

OCKK! (No fun present) wMmfm


The names of some individuals were changed to protect the guilty.

So now that you know the activities everyone does,

you can go out and try them for yourself! That's right,

you too can have a life! Don't try them out all at once though, becuase a number of them may cause brain

damage! If you have any qualms with the activities listed, please apply the following rule of thumb: If you consider filing a lawsuit, we were just kidding! Ha ha ha!


everyone. Gwen Stefani, of the band No

blow up in somebody else's face. Be

Doubt was constantly made fun of in high

thankful that your best friend told you,

school for being chubby. But she did

she's a real friend.

something about it, she joined the swim team. Now she is a successful musician

/ am feminine. Help me please!

and is looked up to by millions of fans. You just have to believe in yourself and

Don't worry. You are perfectly nor

trust yourself. You don't have to be bad

mal. Every guy has a feminine side, you

in school. Seek extra help, make sure

are in touch with yours. Most guys are

you do all of your

afraid to show it because

homework, and con

they might be labeled

centrate in class. Do

"gay". There's absolutely

something that makes

nothing wrong with being

you feel special and

feminine. Besides, it has


been scientifically proven


remember that you are

that there are no pure


guys or girls. Guys have female hormones and girls have male hor

Dear Advice Column,


I know this guy

and I thought he was

\ls it normal to be some\what attracted to guys at \this age? (I'm a guy!)

my friend, but Ifound out that he was talking behind my back to my best friend. My best

friend didn 't say anything but I know that

I don't know if it is actually normal

she was hurt too. I really hate him, but I

to be attracted to guys but it is probably

have to see him at church.

nothing to worry about. I read some

What should I


where that guys somehow feel that they try to measure up and compare them selves to other guys. If you look back to

Hate is a very strong word. First of

all, take time to cool off. You'll probably

the Greeks and Romans, you will find

find that you are not as mad at him after

that the men were fascinated with bodies

you have had time to think. When you

of other men. They idolized and praised

are ready to confront him, do it. ask him

them. Your best bet is to talk to a coun

why he's talking behind your back and

selor, a close friend, or parent for advice

ask him to stop. If you keep your feel

on further information.

ings bottled up inside, you will probably 74

CHINESE FOOOOD! Mostly, Chinese people eat rice, like tortillas

are the main food in Central America; every meal is either white rice, or rice soup. Rice by itself is sim ple no taste at all, so it is eaten with veggies, meat, and fish. Because they have rice everyday, they get tired of it, so they have chowmein for a change.When you think of Chinese food, the first thing that comes to mind is chowmein. Chowmein is a typical Chinese food. This plate consists of noodles mixed with egg, pork, beans, veggies and whatever seems to taste good. People know chowmein the most because in most restau rants they have this dish and it satisfies your hunger. Other than chowmein there is chow fan, chowmeefen, and "Cross the Bridge" noodles. other "chow-11 plates. The term "chow" means fried, A type of chowmein. lf is noodles in Chinese, so "chowmein" is fried noo dles. You can get full by having two bowls of chowmein. The Chinese eat in bowls and with Steamed dumplings

chopsticks. You may want to hold the bowl in your hand; that makes you eat faster. Would you like to try some Chinese food

made with your own hands? Here are a few exam ples of instant food that are in the markets of \ Taiwan. For instant noodles, you add boiling hot

water and leave it for three minutes before eat ing.

Dumplings: dump them in hot water and

boil till they float on the water.

The dumplings

can be hand-made, but it takes time and patience.

Soup is really easy: Heat up a pot of water, pour in the (soup) powder; when it is about ready, add an egg to the soup and stir it at the same time.


Also, there is

Another kind of soup

Sour and Hot Soup

creamy corn soup; everyone should know how to make it.

The ingredients are corn, ham, egg and water. Prepare as follows: put water in a pot,

boil the water, add the corn and ham, and let the soup boil. Finally add the egg and stir when the soup is boiling hot.

Now here are the desserts: There are fruit gelatins and Jell-O's that people know about, but someone created coffee and tea gelatins. In Taiwan, the markets have this kind of gela tin ready to eat. The gelatin comes in powder and anybody can prepare it; they usually come

in little bags with ten or twelve bags in a box. There is a dessert for winter called Small Glutinous Rice Balls. These are often eaten with the sweet red bean soup. With soup, there is an advantage of it not feeling too dry in the mouth. The soup is usually without taste, but if there is red bean soup it is different, it is sweet.

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Preamble of 8A THE 8TH GRADE CLASS HAS WRITTEN THEIR PREAMBLE AND BILL OF RIGHTS IN MRS.WEAVER'S U.S. CIVICS CLASS. THEY WILL BE CONDUCTING A SIMULATED CONGRESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN PROPOSING BILLS IN CONGRESS AND VOTING THEM INTO LAWS. 'We the students ofSJl, in order toform a more perfect class, establish a better learning environment, insure respect ofa% provide classroom tranquility, promote Honesty, trust, andfriendship among everyone, andsecure the blessings offreedom, do ordain andestabBsh this con stitutionfor the class of 8JI ofCokgw Maya ofguatemata.

PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION, 1998 AMENDMENT I Students may use tne oainroom w£en necessary.


Students should£aoe topay fower tuition. AMENDMENT III

Students shouldbe a£fe to express t£emsefoesfreeluin class.

'amendment iv

j Students should6e allowedto go offcampus dur/nafree fane,


O£e 8t£ Strode cfass s£oufd£aoe a siudu room. AMENDMENT VI

Une scjSoofsJSou/tfserve Getter tastingfoodin t£e cafeteria. AMENDMENT VII Schoolshouldtry toyetpersonallaptop computersfor eac£ande AMENDMENT VIII

8thgraders s£oufd£aoe afiefdtrip eoety 2 mani£s. AMENDMENT H

Students snould£e allowedto wear w£atf£ey want


-Punishments s/toufyrfit't£e crime, and6efair.

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Preamble of 8 We the students of89 Cotegio Maya, in order toform a more enjoyable

andeffective learning environment, do esiabGshfriendship, insure respect among students, provide morefreedomfor the students, promote afeeling

ofhappiness andsecure an academic andfunfiOedyear, do ordain and establish this billofrightsfor the eight grade class.


jflaoe mare class actio/iies andprojects. AMENDMENT II

Jrlaoe different language classes. AMENDMENT III

JVaoe limited £omea>ar&on weekends. AMENDMENT IV

Jlaoe Sili arade lounye. AMENDMENT V

JVaoe a classpet AMENDMENT VI Ctxpress i£e£r opinions. AMENDMENT VII

SfntercJ&anye activities mit£ot£er StAgrade section. AMENDMENT VIII Jlaoe classes outside AMENDMENT IX Qdse s£aie6oartk androffer-6fades alfunc£it'ime. AMENDMENT X

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3rd Graders' Wonderful Poems on Germ and Five Senses of Food. By: Eunji Byun and Jenny Seo

Germs Tony Walters

I'm a germ And I like to squirm I have a friend the worm

Sometimes we will play in your tommy So you may walk like a mummy And we say yummy a tasty tummy So I'm a germ

Apples Tony Walters

Fresh and nice

Red or green Hard and smooth

Crunchy when I bite it Juicy and sweet

Apple Rafael Isler

Yummy and good

Red and white

Round and cold Juicy and crunch, crunch, crunch Sour and tasty

Pizza Caitlin Treacy

Perfectly yummy Pretty greasy

Kind of chewy Very cheesy

Slicy triangular


Jose Pablo Ortiz

Wonderful and fantastic

Yellow and brown

Hard and hot

Crunchy and crackly Tasty and super


Amy Bond

Fresh and wide Round and big Soft and hot

Ugh and yucky Mmm good and tasty


Muffins Dasom Kim

Wonderful and fantastic Brown and fat Warm and chewy Squashy and squishy Super and tasty and yummy


Josef Niederheitmann

Fresh and good Yummy Wet



Watermelon Frances Rust

Fresh from the ground and juicy Bright green and dark green Smooth and hard Hard and crunchy and good

Wonderful when I bite and chew

What Was the Greatest Event In 20th Century American

History?? On Monday, January 25th, Mr. King's ESL 4

The population polled was grades

class conducted a survey. While studying 20th

Century American History, the class wanted to find

8-12. for the Spanish classes, where 7th

out what Colegio Maya (secondary) though about

and 8th grades are mixed, some 7th

certain events of this history.

graders were included in our survey.

The topic was "What do you consider to be

Unfortunately for Mr. Benny, who

the greatest achievement of 20th Century American

after a last-minute attempt was still not

History?" It should be noted that the word "great"

able to successfully campaign for the vic

does not necessarily mean "good". By definition,

tory of Evel Knieval, the results were as

great can also mean "of importance" or "signifi cant". By this definition, we can say that Hitler was


a great man, not implying that he was a good man.

The choice/ were:

Women gaining Ihe right to vole Civil Righl/ movement

Space flighl

Cvel Knieval jumping Ihe f nake River Canyon in 1971 Invention of Ihe automobile Dropping Ihe atomic bomb on Japan Invention ol Ihe Hi-flow toilet.

# I =1pace flighl

28 vole/

#2 = Invention of Ihe Hi-flow toilet

24 vole/

#J = Invention of Ihe flulomobile

17 vole/

#4 = Women gaining Ihe righl to vole

15 vole/

#5 = Dropping Ihe fllomic bomb on Japan

12 vole/

#6 = Cvel Knieval jumping Ihe Snake River Canyon in 1971

10 vole/

#7 = Civil righl/ movemenl

9 vole/ 85

Tikal Field Trip The 6th and 9th grade classes recently went to Tikal. The 6th grade were assigned various research topics about Ancient Mayan way-of-life, the ruins of Tikal and the rainforest biosphere. The photos below show some of the sights. Check out the Colegio Maya web site for our special 6th grade Tikal web page

showing pictures and student essays.


The Central Park


The MAN, the GORILLA, and the AX

Once there was a man hunting deer with his ax when he found a

little gorilla. He thought of killing it but decided to keep it. Then he

taught the gorilla to kill deer. He found he didn't have to hunt the jcornering him in his house pointing

answered, me

Foxes and the Cat by HanNa

lay, mere was a group of foxfjTand a cat. The foxesysaw a farm filed with sheepgThe foxes killed the sheep, but the cat lian't. When the farmers caraeout, they caught the foxesym^even the car.

The cat said, "I'm not a fox!" TljfrtSrmers said, "m don't care because, BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER!" 87



Jeremy Berke

of all

The 21st century is quickly

which ones are the best,

approaching, and with it, so

and which ones we could

are many new inventions.

n't livewithout. That's why

In this century alone, hun

the 7th graders have done it

dreds of new gadgets and gizmos are being invented

for you, by surveying middle school and high

everyday. But with so

school. The pie chart

many inventions, some

below shows you the aver

times it's hard to decide

ages of both surveys.














First Grade Art Gallery




The Hungry Rat


by Tony


One day there was a rat that was very hungry. While he was CD

walked in his rat hole he saw the refrigerator opening. Inside he

w wj&jie! He ran instantly to the refrigerator, but then it closed. He4Wfted to see if it would open again, but it didn't. He thought to get back in and get the cheese, but he would have to ntil the person came back to open the door

He waited for a long time and the personydame back,

opened the door and the rat jumped in fay and got the

ran out quickly! When force fails, patielce will often succeed!!

The Ape, the Rat and the Chihuahua by Francis Once there was an ape that loved to eat and eat and eat. But is friends the rat and the Chihuahua weren't happy with that.

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they finished the food themselves and nothing was left. Evil g6

wishes have evil consequences.


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By The 3A Starts

One of the scary night, there was a magic bear named " Little Bear ". He was at school learning to do magic. In the magic school there was a big bully pumpkin head named "Sqush Head." He always grinned and played tricks on Little Bear.

That night while Little Bear and his friend Black Cat went to the lake for recess, Sqush Head tried to push Little Bear into the lake. Suddenly, the leaves were waving. The lake water was splashing. They heard whislting getting louder and louder.

Black Cat screamed, "Alarm, alarm, a high wind!"

Black Cat and Little Bear ran into the classroom and locked the door. They looked out the window. Squash Jead looked up. The light in his head went out, and he blew away. Black Cat and Little Bear never had trouble with Squash Head again.

drey mi«|s The band GREY MINDS was formed in the spring (May) of 1998, when a group of three friends came together and got to know each other. It all started when Young Seok Ahn and Philip Commeyne (now the lead guitar players and singers) came together with their acoustic guitars and started playing. Jonathan Scharwz, (now the drummer), approached

the two guitar players and started a conversation. He explained that he played the drums and was interested if the other two would join him in a band. They agreed. During the interview of the band members, everyone said that they had always longed for each other. Some of them have joined bands, but were never serious enough to continue playing together, and the rest have played—and

some still do—at their churches and individually during smaller events. Many names were considered for the band, so "YSPJ" became the temporary name, using the

initials of each band member. Eventually, later that month, 'Grey Minds' was chosen out of the many

intriguing names. The term 'Grey Minds' was brought up by Young Seok, giving it the meaning: "We aren't all pure and clear as white, and not as bad and dark as black, but with the two mixed together, gives a shade of gray." The word 'Grey'

with the 'e' was a spelling error.



PLAYED for the first time at their school campus, during a 24-hour event (Middle school lock-in).

With a crowd of over 100 people, Grey Minds were ready to come out with their talents for the very first time, after having practiced tremendously for this event. Among the songs they played were "Time to Think" and "Super-Active Man" which became the

band's hit song and was repeated over and over during other events. The band received a

lot of publicity, and soon decided that they would take the offer to go play at a Coffee Shop. After their first performance, they had performed several times for smaller events. The bands fame and publicity was at the highest point when an unexpected collapse of

the band occurred when Young Seok had to make an immediate transfer to New Jersey

involving family and business matters.


The band desperately searched for another replacement for Young Seok. The first person

that came in mind of one of the members was to bring in TJ Callaway. A very good friend of the

band as well as well as a good singer and guitar

player. Weeks before Young Seok's departure,

TJ had attended the band practices. Philip Commeyne immediately asked TJ to join

the band as the singer and guitar player. Without

hesitance, he took to over and was playing with the band.

The band knew that they had to start from

scratch, like they did at the very beginning of the formation of the band. TJ Callaway was brand new to the band and it was clearly shown that it would take him a long time to adjust to the music and lyrics of the songs. Before Young Seok had left, the band was

practicing very hard in preparation to play in

the Coffee Shop. They all knew that TJ wasn't ready for any

performances, and at the same time they were all depressed due to the hard work they

have done in preparation of this

performance, which eventually wasn't done.

The idea about playing in the Coffee Shop was postponed several times by the band members as they prepared TJ and themselves again for their upcoming performance. With more problems occurring regularly during their practice, their performance had to be cancelled over and over again. Most of the problems were the relationship and the way of communication the three band members shared among each other. These were problems, which brought back past conflicts with each other and later formed into personal problems, involving their families as well as their studies.


Months later, as the conflicts kept on going, the main concern of the band was whether they would remain as a band and improve their problems. As they focused on that, all their upcoming performances were cancelled completely.

Everyone in the band realized since the time that Young Seok Ahn had left to New Jersey, that the band was lost their and from then on till now was dying a very slow death, full of misery and pain. Though each band member knew that, they all made it a

point not to mention about ending the band. Even with the problems, they stayed strong together fighting to keep the band as a whole.

The Band Young Seok Ahn - In the band, he was both the lead and rhythm guitar player, as well as the lead singer. After his departure from the band, Grey Minds will forever remember


Philip Commeyne -In the band, he was the lead and rhythm guitar player, the pianist, and the singer. After Young Seok left the band, Phil took the job of leading the band, and

setting up the songs and lyrics.

Jonathan Schwarz -If not for him, the band wouldn't exist right now. In the band, Jon is the drummer, the songwriter, and the backup vocalist. Without him the band couldn't continue on.

TJ Callawav- The most recent addition to Grey Minds since the departure of Young Seok. In the band, he is both the lead and rhythm guitar player, and is one of the lead



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■<( ARIES ~)~ 13/21 to 4/20

TAURUS^4/21 to 5/21


the mistakes. Try not to dominate people, because people do not like that. People around you can reject you, so you better change for your own benefit.

EXTRAS: Best days 6th, 7th, 10th, and the 19th.

•<( GEMINIS )>■ 5/22 to 6/21

Two of your friends wants to go oi

home, try to mal EXTRAS: Bes

■<( CANCER 6/22 to 7/23

friends go aws„

month, so don't waste EXTRAS


7/24 to 8/23

Leo people, you are bitter this month. You want

the spotlight. Change the way that you are because you are biter every day and that will scared your friends. EXTRAS: best days 3rd, 21st and the 22nd.


VIRGO 8/24 to 9/23

so sweet to people and sometimes

3 you better change because advantage of you. EXTRAS:

â&#x2013; <(

LIBRA 9/24 to 10/23

You want to spend some time alone this month. In

your free time try to read some books. You are going to have a

huge experience and that will change your life forever. EXTRAS: Best days 2nd, 18th and the 23rd.

scorpio 10/24 to 11/26


something, say it want to we



â&#x2013; < SAGITTARIUS 1/23 to 12/21

.</ CAPRICORN 12/22 to 1/20


are wasting a lot of money buying things that you don't really need, you should be mystified by the current eco

nomic situation. Your best friend needs help, try to be there. EXTRAS: Best days 13th, 16th and the 27th.

positive outlook on

friends recently, because own and watch. EXTRAS: Bes


PISCES 2/20 to 3/20

of the best nights is going to be this weekend. You

are going to have a blast one night. Don't take things too seriously because poeple might fool around. Relax and don't get too stressed out.

EXTRAS: Best days 10th, 20th



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What's Up - Volume 1, Issue 2  

School magazine from Colegio Maya

What's Up - Volume 1, Issue 2  

School magazine from Colegio Maya