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Seriously? Volume I, Issue 5



PHOTO: Laura Harding

A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR. Dear readers, “Seriously?” is back, and has evolved into something more than just our online school news paper. Thanks to all those dedicated students who worked to make this happen on their spare time. Be sure to take a look at all the new editions to this publication. Members of this newly formed journalism club have worked extremely hard on this publication and hopefully the time and effort is appreciated.

Hampton High School


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in this issue: Fashion

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University Reviews

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The Avengers Feature

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Sincerely, Laura Harding Editor


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Money 2012

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Tanning Tips

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Summer Reads

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Opened in 1992 to alleviate the overwhelming crowd at Kennebecasis Valley High School, HHS is located in the heart of Hampton, New Brunswick. It now houses over 700 students, grades 9 through 12, and is the home of the Hampton Huskies sports teams. “Our vision is to develop students’ character and integrity by providing encouragement and opportunities for student success.”

Spring fashion Prom is Almost Here!

should take a picture of the dress you are interested in to a prom or bridal shop and ask a sales assistant to pull you a dress that will fit similar to the one you want to buy, this way you will order the right size. If you have already found your perfect dress and are wondering what you can do while you wait for it to be tailored this is the time to start booking your hair, makeup, or nail appointments if needed. Around the time of prom hair dressers and makeup artists are extremely busy. The time is now to contact salons and spas to make your appointments. Once your dress is found, you have booked all necessary appointments it is time to start shopping for shoes and accessories. When picking out shoes I suggest you pick them out before you get your dress hemmed, this way you will know really how long you want your dress to be with your shoes. As for accessories, wait until your dress is home from the seamstress this way you can really examine your dress, and see what needs to be added. Hope these tips were helpful for you and everyone have a happy and fun 2012 prom! By:Stephanie W.


Now that prom is less than a few months away you may be wondering what is there left to do to get ready. If you haven’t found the perfect dress just yet do not panic there is still a bit of time, if you have not found quite what you’re looking for in the stores, try looking at prom shops online. Most online prom shops have reasonable prices and the shipping usually only takes a few weeks. Before purchasing a dress online you

The new iPad is now out and is loaded with many new features making it an item you might want to check out if interested in thin easily portable handheld tablets. This new iPad has very similar features that you would expect to see from the previous generations of iPad’s or other apple products, such as the iPhone or iPod. However this new device has been updated with some new features, which give that extra incentive to want to go pick one up.

Some of these new improved features include an even clearer looking touch screen, which is due to the new enhanced retina display. This means that text is razor sharp and the colours are even more vibrant than previous models, also you can view your photos and videos with more detail than ever before. This new iPad has also been given a new A5X chip, which gives the device, enhanced visual graphics and performance for gaming, and allows it to continue to keep it previous 10 hours of battery life. The third generation iPad can now take 5-megapixel photos and can shoot videos in 1080p HD video, which is quite an improvement over the second generation iPad’s 1-megapixel camera, and 720p HD video recording.

Another main incentive for people to go pick up the new iPad is it now supports the fastest cellular networks around the world, which include the 4G LTE networks in the US and Canada. This allows you to download, stream video, and browse the web at even more amazing speeds. You can now purchase this new iPad starting at just $499 and since this new device is now on the market, the prices of the previous generations of iPad’s have gone down and you can get the iPad 2 starting at $399 so if you’re looking to get a brand new device I would recommend getting the new generation iPad, even though it is a little more pricey, the new features seem to make up for the extra money your paying. However if you already have an iPad 2, or have recently purchased one, I recommend staying with that generation for now, and wait it out until a newer generation iPad comes along with even more features.

By: Brandon W.


liberal arts, humanities, journalism, education, and social work. St. Thomas houses approximately 3000 students altogether in its five main areas of study. Another great school if looking for some place that is close and offers a wide variety of degrees is UNB, which has two main campuses in Saint John and Fredericton. Both are ver y good schools, which of fer undergraduate courses in all most areas of study, as well as many other graduate studies. UNBSJ has also made quite a few new improvements in the last few years with improving and building new institutions, and in the fall of 2010 UNBSJ partnered with Dallhousie University to open the first English language medical school in the province making it a great option for anyone who is interested in the faculty of medicine.

By: Brandon W.


One of the hardest decisions in a person’s life is deciding what they want to do after high school, a lot of time people are unsure what they want to be, and the career path they want to follow. However when looking for the ideal university, or other form of post secondar y institution, an individual should look at their own personal interests and strengths. Luckily in just New Brunswick alone t here are many great options available for students wishing to get the most out of their university careers. One school in particular, which has been ranked as the #1 undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean’s magazine for 15 of the last 21 years is Mount Allison University, which is located in Sackville, NB. This school is known for its smaller class sizes, allowing more one on one time between the professor and students and great learning environment. Mount Allison offers five degrees to undergraduate students, which include Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, and a Bachelor of Music. Mount Allison also of fers many postgraduate degrees in the faculty of science. Another great university for people who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts or education is St. Thomas University, which is located in Fredericton, NB. This school offers undergraduate degrees only, and is a great option for people who want to focus their learning in the arts, and the main programs offered focus on

Which Avenger Are You?

The Avengers Coming to theaters May 4th

- Which subject seems the most appealing to you? 1. Molecular Biology 2. Engineering 3. Shooting Sports 4. US History 5. Carpentry 6. Arachnology (the study of spiders)

- What’s your favorite color? 1. Green 2. Red 3. Purple 4. Blue 5. Gold 6. Black

Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) the director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. This agency consists of Marvel Super Heroes; Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawk-eye and Black Widow. Nick Fury and his team will need to combine all their abilities to protect the world from catastrophe, when global security is threatened by Loki and his followers.

- Which best describes you? 1. Angered easily 2. Billionaire Philanthropist 3. Former circus worker 4. Poster boy for your country 5. Mythical God 6. Master of disguise - How would you defend yourself if you were being attacked? 1. With your fists 2. High tech weapons. 3. Bow and arrow 4. Throw your shield at people 5. Swing a hammer around at people 6. Martial Arts

Take the quiz to find out which Avenger you would be.

-What hobby seems the most interesting to you? 1. Ripping off your shirt 2. Repairing old cars. 3. Falconry 4. Being patriotic 5. Working out 6. Wearing tight clothes

*Note Seriously is not responsible for the content of external links.

*Go to next page to find out which hero you are by the number you chose the most.

By: Laura H.

Which Avenger Are You? Mostly 1‘s You’re Iron Man You’re a genius billionaire philanthropist with the most high tech gadgets and weaponry.

You’re a norse god with siblings problems and a hammer of mass destruction.

Mostly 3‘s You’re Captain America You’re a patriotic citizen that stands up for your country. An expert in hand to hand combat and in top physical condition.

Mostly 4‘s You’re The Hulk You have superhuman strength an impenetrable immune system to viruses after an encounter with gamma radiation.

Mostly 5‘s You’re Hawk-eye A former circus worker and criminal turned hero, received you’re archery skills as a young child.

Mostly 6‘s You’re Black Widow You have the abilities of slowed aging, enhanced immune system, peak athletic condition. With extensive military, martial arts, and espionage training.

The Avengers

Mostly 2‘s You’re Thor

Coming to theaters Dark Shadows

In theaters...

*Coming to theaters May 11th. Johnny Depp plays the role of Barnabas Collins an imprisoned vampire for nearly two centuries who is set free. Returning to his ancestral home he finds “dysfunctional descendants� who are in need of his protection.

The Raven Set in the 19th century, horrific murders are being committed by a madman whose kills are inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works. A Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop this man making his stories a reality.

* Coming to theaters May 25th. Men in Black is back with special features better than ever. Agent J travels in time to the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Chimpanzee Follow the life of Oscar the orphaned chimpanzee in the Ivory coast. Who is taken in by the Alpha male of the group and makes a heartwarming tale for a the whole family.

Snow White and the Huntsman * Coming to theaters June 1st. Snow White joins forces with the Huntsman, who was recruited by the Queen to kill the fairest of them all. Together they fight to rid their kingdom of evil.

The Five Year Engagement A romantic comedy starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt as a couple whose relationship becomes strained. When their engagement becomes extended continually.

Click the movie title for a direct link to the trailer. *Note Seriously is not responsible for the content of external links.

By: Laura H.


Men in Black III

In today’s society, the majority of daily consumers use Interact, Visa or MasterCard to pay for items. By doing so, less and less money is transferred to and from people by the means of cash. Most recently the Canadian government announced that by fall, the Canadian penny will not be made and will be worth nothing. The reason why the penny is becoming obsolete is due to the fact that it costs more than a penny and a half to create one penny.

Technology is becoming more and more advanced each and

every day. Technologists predict that someday possibly in the near future, consumers will be able to make purchases at stores with their smart phones and other devices. With this being said, someday it might be possible that all forms of physical money will not exist. The world would simply be a plastic card society, and smart devices would be even more important in our daily lives. Society would be more dependent on technology then ever. No matter if in the future, society abandons physical money or they use plastic cards such as Interact, money will change. We already see this by getting rid of the penny. What could be next? The nickel? By: Josh K. banknotes/

A Plastic Card Society

Soak up the Sun!

Here are the top selling sunscreens: - Avenno Hydrosport - Banana Boat - Cetaphil - Coppertone - Hawaiian Tropic - Nutrogena

By: Elaine S. :)

Tanning Tips

With the summer months fast approaching everyone wants that golden a tan. There are many ways to obtain this glow, some methods are safe and some are not. Many go to a tanning bed , but come on your just putting yourself at risks for skin diseases. Others lay out in the sun literally baking themselves to a crisp. But did you know that there is a safer way which can keep you glowing without the chance of disease? There are countless tanners on the market today. From Jergens to the high priced Guerlain’s Terracotta. They both will give you the golden glow you desire in a gradual time. There are some tips when applying sunless tanners; make sure you exfoliate prior to application, you should only use a small amount at a time, and make sure it is absorbed well. If you really are not into any new ways of tanning and prefer to lay out and soak in the UV rays or to go to a tanning bed be sure to use sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher. You might not think you will get the tan, but you definitely will.

1. The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins - If you haven’t heard of these books yet, you have been living under a rock. The now famous series about a girl who volunteers to participate in the annual Hunger Games (a fight to the death) in place of her younger sister, has captivated readers worldwide. These adventurous and unique stories include aspects that any reader will love including; action, suspense, romance, and thrill. Small hint: Read the books before you go see the movie.


2. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - If you like to read books that are deep and dark, this book is perfect for you. This book tells the story of Hannah a girl who commits suicide and leaves tapes that have reasons of why she ended her life. A boy Clay receives the tapes and discovers why Hannah really left and if he was part of Hannah’s decision http://

3. The Lucky One by: Nicolas Sparks- This book tells the story of a US Marine named Logan Thibault who finds a photograph of a young woman in Iraq during his third tour of duty. The photo becomes Logan’s lucky charm, who then attempts to finds the woman in the photo. This is a romance that will surely captivate you. http://

4. Maze Runner by James Dasher-Thomas wakes up to find himself in a box. When he gets to the top of the box, he is pulled out by some boys. The only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. Thomas also learns that these boys are from a place called The Glade. The Glade is surrounded by stone walls with four doors leading to exits. These doors close each night to protect them from the monsters that live in the maze beyond the Glade's walls.



5. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver- Samantha Kingston has everything a girl could want: a perfect relationship, amazing friends, a great reputation at school and is really popular among her peers. But on Friday, February 12, just another day in her fairy-tale life, turns out to be her last. Then she is given another chance at life. Seven chances, in fact. Sam will be re-living her last day during one week, she will unravel the mystery of her death and learn the true value of everything she is in danger of losing. By Stephanie W.


If you have been too busy during the school year to get any reading done on your own, summer is the perfect time to get caught up. Here are some of the hottest books for young adults for 2012!

Seriously? Issue 5  

Seriuosly? is taking a look at everyday life and letting you know what we think about it. Enjoy!