Volume 3, Issue 3 / February 2024

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editor'snote

Ah, February…

A time of love and remembering it’s still pretty cold outside! This happens to me every year, where I can’t wait for the temp to cool down and get out of the extreme Kansas summer, just to beg for the opposite But now we’re at the home stretch of reprieve from the extreme weather. Just hold on!

Until then, we have some things in this issue of the GVA Star you can enjoy indoors I’m writing this in January, and you definitely don’t want to go outside anytime soon with all the blizzarding snows and sub-zero temperatures yet. (Especially unprepared!).

Anyhow, I hope everyone had a great winter break and New Years Maybe this year you could try something new and lend a hand in the Journalism Club as either a bona-fide member or just as a contributing writer (*wink wink, *nudge nudge, *eyebrow waggle).

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Thisimagecapturesspringperfectly;theleavesso niceandfloral Thisislikeanamazingview When youseeit,it’slikeheaven Inspringtheflowers blossom,thetreesstartbecominggreen.Inspring theweatherisamazing,it’snottoohotortoocold.

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Interest Pique

Thisisasegmentwherewetalkandreviewthings,which couldbeanything,rangingfromvideogamesandshows tomusicandbooks,andevenpopculture.Inthisedition, wearegoingtodiscussoncemoresomethingthatIam obsessedwith,soitwillprobablybelong.Believeit!

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Naruto

Manypeoplehaveintheveryleastheardof Naruto,asithassunkitsclawsintothevery edgesofpopculture.Everyonehasatleast seenthesakugafromtheanime,orthegifsof charactersindefiningmoments(some serious,somecomedic,allepic.).Didyou knowthatthecreator/author/artistofNaruto, MasashiKishimoto,wasoriginallygoingtoset Narutoinmoderntimes,whereNarutowas goingtobeacrime-fightingfoxdemon?I couldn’timagine!

Narutodidhoweverstartoutasaone-shot mangapiecefortheShonenJump publication,whichishometomanyother popularmanga-turned-anime.

ImayjustbetrayhowmuchofanerdIam withthisstatement,butitisoneofmyhopes toattendComiConorAnimeExpo(preferably both)incosplayasaNarutocharacter

N a r u t o

GeneralStoryintheBeginning

Narutoisayoungboyaroundtheageof twelve(don’tworry hegrowsupin

ShippudenandevenmoreinBoruto)whois thehostofthemalevolentNine-TailedFox spirit.Thefoxwaswreakinghavocinthe KonohagakureVillage,alsoknownasthe VillageHiddenintheLeaves,theHiddenLeaf Village,Konoha,orjusttheLeafVillagefor super-short,whentheFourthHokagesealed thespirit insideanewbornbaby(there’s Naruto!),hopinghe’dbehailedaheroandnot justanextensionoftheevilfoxspirit.Naruto eventuallygraduatesfromtheNinjaAcademy intheLeafVillage,becomingageninand gettingassignedtosquad7withhiscrush Sakura,hisultimaterivalSasuke,andtheir joninsenseiKakashi.

Whenintroductionsareathand,Naruto,Sakura,andSasuke’s basiccharactertraitsarerevealed.Narutolovesinstant ramenbuthatestheTHREEMINUTESittakestomakeit.Sakura ishead-over-healsinlovewithSasuke,andtheprodigy Sasukehasabloodfeudgoingon.Kakashiislikeareallychill dadandweirduncleatthesametime,butisincredibly powerful,asyou’llfindmostcharactersareinthis show/comic.

Theygoonmultiplemissionsbeforebeingassignedtheir firstimportant,story-movingmission,thefirstarc!Ithinkthis arciscalledsomethingalongthelinesoftheBridgeArc,and thoughthereareimportantcharactersalongwithcallbacks andreferencesmadeinthefuturetothisperiod,it’smoreofa tentativetestofthewaters,apilotarc,ifyouwill.Andno,it’s notfiller,actually.ThereisnofillerinNarutountilallthecanon storiesarefinished.Ihaveonly4-5booksleftforthe Shippudenmanga,buthavenotyetfinishedtheanime,soI can’tspeakforShippuden.

Butboy,ifyouloveatournamentarc,youwilllovethe secondarc—theChuninExamArc!ThebonesofallNarutois reallysetuphere,andlotsoffights!Veryimportant charactersareintroduced.Reoccurringfavorites,iconic moments,intricatestorytellingandbackstory-revealsarelaid bare.

Therearealsosomeprettyslappin’bangersrolledoutinthe openingsandendingsduringthisarcandbeyond.Theintro songHarukaKanataisprettysynonymouswithNarutoand veryiconicinmymind.Youshoulddefinitelylookupthe Englishlyricssoyoucansingalong.

AndImustsaythis.

Myfavoritecharacter,Gaara,isintroducedinthisarc!! IhavesomuchGaarafanartandpassionit’salittle embarrassing…

Narutoissomuchmorethanacartoon.Eventhoughthe charactersaresetinanoftfantasticalandseemingly magicalworld,theyarerelatable.Thereareavarietyof personalitiesthateveryonecanseesomesortofreflection ofthemselvesin. Usually,Iseebitsandpiecesofmyself shinethroughmultiplecharacters,notjustoneortwo.It’s asisifMasashiKishimotoknewhisaudiencewhilehe draftedandsculptedthesefictionalcharacters.

Andthestoryasawholeisgreat,ifitdoesgetconfusing anddilutedsometimes.SometimesIfeelslight contradictionsinthestoryorinthemechanicsofjutsus, butusuallyitcanunwinditselforit’snotsomethingyou mustgethunguponandsolvebeforemovingon, althoughit’salwaysnicetohaveitfiguredout.Thereare alsothingsthataresetupthatwaysoitcanbesolvedor explainedlateron.Youhavetokeepinmind,theauthor wasonatightdeadlinetodosomethinglike20pagesof artandstoryperweekfortheShonenJumpmagazine. Kishimotowasunderanincredibledeadlineinacramped environment,notonlydevelopingcharactersandstorybut trulysufferingforhisartbydrawingamazingsceneson topofallthat!Kishimotoevenadmittedtakingpower napsandsleepinginaclosetwheneverhecould.All thingsconsidered,itturnedoutphenomenal! (Mwah,*Chef’sKiss*)

NotonlycanyoushowyourloveforNarutobymaking fanartandthelike,butthereisalsomerch(obviously)

Thereareshirts,hoodies,pants,hats,andsomuchmore Therearealsoabout probablyabillionNarutopodcasts, fansongs,covers,andmemes/gifs Andthereareso manycosplayers!Thecosplayisoftenamazing,bythe way Thecommunityishuge Narutoisn’tjustsomething thatblewupinJapanandtheUS It’spopularallacross AsiaandhasevenfoundfansintheMiddleEast IhadevenheardofNarutoRunninglongbeforeI watchedtheanimeorreadthemanga,andoftenpartook intherunningwithmyarmsfarbehindme

Fact no Jutsu!!

Justsomerandomfacts

regardingNaruto.

DidyouknowthatMusashi Kishimotoandhiswifeagreed towaitontheirhoneymoonuntil Narutowasfinished?

DidyouknowthatNaruto means“Whirlpool”andUzumaki means“Spiral”?

DidyouknowthatIchiraku’sisa realplace?

DidyouknowKakashimeans “Scarecrow”?

DidyouknowthatGaara’s foreheadtattoo/scarmeans love?

DidyouknowthatGaara’shair wasoriginallybrown,notred?

DidyouknowthatRockLee’s hairshinespellsninja?

DidyouknowthatthereareNO carsinNarutoever?

Didyouknowthatkagemeans “shadow”?SoHokagemeans “Fire-shadow”,Kazekagemeans

Didyouknowthat Kishimotomade theTailed Beasts/Bijumainly becausehejust wantedtodraw bigmonsterslike Kaiju?

Didyouknow Naruto’sEnglish andJapanese voiceactorsare bothwomen?

Didyouknow Kakashiwas supposedtohave acatchphrase, gozaru,which translatesto“to be”.

Didyouknow there’saNaruto musical?

DidyouknowthatKishimoto andthecreatorofOnePiece keptintouchandoften warnedeachotherofplot directionsandcharacter creation(s)/delvelopment(s ),astheyoftenoverlapped, sotheycouldmake changessotherewasno overlap?

DidyouknowKishimo ifhedidn’tgivehism characterthenameN heprobablywould’v namedhimadiffere ramen-relatednam

DidyouknowthatN originaldesignhad wearinggoggles(as Ep.1beforehisgrad buttheywerequickl replacedbytheshin headbandsbecause we sim

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Didyouknowthat SasukeUchihawas inspiredbyanother Sasukefroma differentmangawho sharesaverysimilar backstory?

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In Review

IcouldtalkaboutNarutoforever!Ijust absolutelylovetheworldinwhichittakesplace, thecharacters,theirindividualstories,quirks, andarcs.Iwillsay,thisisananime/manga wherespoilerscouldbeDEVASTATING.SoIwould definitelyavoidresearchingNarutountilyouare well-versedandcomfortablewithyourstanding AnotherthingI’vementionedarethevarious anisanfoundinNaruto.(Anisanisanotherway ofsayinganimeintro/outrosongs) Thereareso manyIlove!Agoodchunkofmyplaylistsare songsfromNaruto,bothanisanandoriginal songsfromtheshow.SomeIwouldrecommend keepinganeyeoutforare:

-HarukaKanatabyASAINKUNG-FUGENERATION

-KanashimiwoYasashisaninibyLittleByLittle -SeishunKyousoukyokubySambomaster

-Hero’sComeBack!!bynobodyknows+

-BlueBirdbyIkimonogakari

-SignbyFLOW

Andtherearesomanymore!Manyofthe intro/outroanimationsequencesarealsothe bomb.Andforgamersmuchlikemyself,there areTONSofNarutofightergames,mostinwhich youpickashinobiorcharacterfromtheshowto playasandfightothers,whetheritbeonline battlesorcouchco-op,charactersfromNaruto, Naruto:Shippuden,orBoruto.Thesegamesspan allthewaybacktothePS2eratocurrenttimes! Allinall,Narutogetsa9000/10fromme.

(Also,isn’titfunnythatinthispicture Chojiistheonlyhappyone?)

“Hardworkisworthless forthosethatdon’t believeinthemselves.”
-NarutoUzumaki
“Maybe,justmaybe, thereisnopurposein life…butifyoulinger awhilelongerinthis world,youmight discoversomething ofvalueinit.”
-Orochimaru
“Ifyoudon’tlikethehand thatfate’sdealtyouwith, fightforanewone.”
-NarutoUzumaki

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K A K A S H I

Kakashi is a character from Naruto. He appears in episode 3 of Naruto: Ninja Clash in The Land Land of Snow (Or Innocent Heart, Demonic Demon. His OVA, is Find The Four-Leaf Red Clover. Kakashi is Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura’s teacher, Kakashi didn’t like Naruto at first, and then he started too care for Naruto a lot. Kakashi favored 2 of his students, Sasuke and Naruto

I T A C H I

Itachi is a major character and an anti-villian. He is an ANBU Captain and a prodigy from Konohagakure's famed Uchiha clan, the son of Fugaku Uchiha, the clan's chief, and Mikoto Uchiha. and the older brother of Sasuke Uchiha .

The mentor coach that inspired me would probably go way back to my second-grade teacher In all honesty, without her, I probably wouldn’t have been the person that I have become today. She inspired me in many ways and surprised me with the time I spent with her. She was the first person to be real with me and taught me a lot about myself and life at the time She first taught me that I should first love myself Loving myself has always been a struggle with me even to this day but it helped me somewhat. I was able to love my hair, skin, and eyes because of her She also taught me that it wasn’t bad that I was sensitive because I had empathy for others She always told me to be nice because you never really know what someone is going through and what goes on in their life. So because of that, I was able to be kind and patient with others, and more understanding If I never meet her I probably wouldn’t be as understanding and patient as I am now. She also taught me not to be afraid of what tomorrow has to bring and at the time that was one of the hardest and scariest struggles I had to deal with the time I always thought about the people I would lose and that I was getting older over time. I would constantly have dreams that tomorrow would be horrible and scary but those were only a dream once I told her about my worries she told me to not worry about tomorrow but instead live by today because we have no control over today or tomorrow but to enjoy what we have today. I also struggled with thinking about the future and worrying whether I would be successful or I would not make a good living and that scared me but she told me the same thing and that helped me a lot so now I just don’t pay attention to the past or future but about the present so that was someone who inspired me even this day.

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Student of the month

6-8 9-12

AnnabelleHundley EvelynSanchez

Adult

Saray Hernandez Alittledescription:

StudentoftheMonthisawayforustorecognizestudentsthatare doingthingsright.ThestudentcanbenominatedbyaTeacheror AcademicCoach.Thecommitteewillchoosetwo(2)studentsof themonthbasedonthefollowinggradelevels:6-8,9-12,andAdult. Allstudentsnominatedwillberecognizedonanhonorablemention list.Astudentthatisonthehonorablementionlistcanandshould benominatedagain.

The Enchanted Radiance of Mentors

Inthissegmentwewilltalkabouttheimportanceofteachersand mentors.Teachersandmentorsaresoimportant;theymakesure ourbaseisreadyforwhatevercareerwedecide. Weneedtostart appreciatethemmore.Whenyouappreciateitreallymakestheir day.Hereisaquotefromateachertellherfavoritepartabout teaching,"Ilovelittlekidsandworkingwiththemisrewardingasthey loveyouback:).”Teacherslovegettingrespectedandappreciated.

Respectofteachers

Sometimesstudentstreatteachers/mentors poorly.Andalotoftimesstudentstalkbehind theirteachersback.Teachersshouldn’tbe treatedlikethat.Studentsmaynotrealizeitnow, butwhenthegradateandmoveontotheir careerstheywill.Teachers/mentorsaretheones whoteachuseverythingweknow.

Appreciate to teachers

Teachersshouldbegivenmoregratitude.I thingIhaveseenalotinschoolisthatifa teachertellsthestudenttodosomething,and astudentdoesn’twantto,thatstudentwill makeafussorthrowafit.Noonelikeswhen peopledon'tobeythemandcreatea tantrum.Thearemanywaysyoucan appreciateteachers/mentors.Youcanwrite themathankyouemailorgivethemathank youcard,givethemacandleorasmallgift. Youcandohelpthemout.Never underestimatesmallfavors.Theycanmakea bigdifference.

Talk with Teachers

Wouldyourecommendsomeonetobea teacher?Ifyes,thenwhy?

Yes,becauseifyouwanttohelppeopleit isagreatjob,howeveritcanbedifficultfor manyreasons,sochoosecarefully.

Whydoyoulikeit?

Ienjoyinteractingwithstudents.Iliketo learnsomethingspecialabouteach oneofthem.Iliketohelpthemsucceed inareastheymaybestrugglingin I alsolikethework/familybalancethat teachingprovides.Iamabletostay homewithmyownchildrenonwinter break,summerbreak,daysoff,etc.

Whathasbeenyourfavorite memoryfrombeingateacher

Thebeautifullettersfullofloveand gratitudefrommystudentshavebeen anongoingmemoryofmyteaching career.

WhatWhatmadeyoubecomeateacher?

Mymotherwasateachersoitwasan inspirationfromheraswellasmycareer choiceafterIdidmytrainingprogramin teaching.

Whatmadeyoubecomeateacher?

WhenIwasyoungerinjuniorhigh,Ihelpedalot ofpeopleinmath.Then,whenIwenttocollege andtookclassesandfoundoutIwasreally interestedineducation.

Whydoyoulikeit?

Ilovelittlekidsandworkingwiththemis rewardingastheyloveyouback:)

InReview…

Teachers/mentorsarereallyimportantinourlives. Theymakesureourbaseisgoodsowecanmoveon andgetacareer.Teachers/mentorslovetobe appreciated.Youcandoasmallfavor,sendthema notecard,etc.Teachers/mentorsshouldberecognized more.Ifyouevergetachancetodosomethingniceto ateacher/mentordoit.Youcanneverknowhowmuch theymightappreciateyoursmalldeed.

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