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Horoscopes Romantic efforts finally will pay off. That special someone will show you that he or she really cares. Don’t rush in too fast. Take your time.

You’ll have to fight your fear of crowds this month as a meeting at work puts you in the spotlight. Don’t be too hard on yourself after a fight with a loved one.

Your ability to think fast on your feet will come in handy this month. Don’t let a surprise throw you off guard.

A family situation will put you to the test this month. Don’t let your emotions get the best of you You’ll be riding high when it comes to romance.





Your ability to be a good listener will be needed this month as a close friend goes through a rough time. Don’t let a quarrel with your special someone get you down.

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Leo lings Don’t let fee t of self-doub m keep you fro ew reac hing a n ess. level of succ Believe in yourself and you can accomplish anything

Don’t go against your nature this month. . A loved one helps you realize what you want when it comes to your personal life Remain calm and think about what’s best for your future before making any rash decisions. Seek adivce.

Now is your chance to get ahead at work. Don’t let your stubborn side take control when it comes to friends. You’ll have a good time, even though you didn’t make the plans.

Your happy, gregarious nature will be challenged this month as loved ones share a family secret. Your optimism pays off when it comes to romance. That special someone finally will make a move.


It Can Wait

This is Alex Brown. Her life was taken when she was just 17 years old, Due to texting while driving. Alex Brown was a normal teenager, she was the school mascot, she was at the top of her class, she was in FFA and she was in the schools’ band. Sadly she was not as invincible as she thought she was. Brown’s life ended soon after she crashed her truck due to texting while driving as well as not wearing a seatbelt. Maybe you’re like her and think, “it’s not going to happen to me”, but how do you know that? In 2010, 3,000 people were killed due to distracted driving.1 Those 3,000 people probably didn’t think it was going to happen to them either. Studies show that those who send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash.2 Also almost all teens (nine out of 10) expect a reply to a text or email within five minutes or less, which puts pressure on them to respond while driving.3 Alex’s family travels the country telling students the story of their loved one so that they can learn from her and make a difference. They show the students that just changing a few parts of their routine could potentially save their lives. An investigation on Alex’s death later showed that she would have lived if she had just taken a second to buckle her seatbelt.

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Along with their story, they bring a pledge. If you promise to never text and drive and to always wear your seatbelt feel free to sign the copy we’ve provided on the adjacent page. Alex Brown might not have had a chance at a full life, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t. Think to yourself “Was that text worth my life?”

Alex’s truck travels with her family as a visual to persuade teens to wear a seatbelt and not text and drive.

Here are some apps that help prevent being distracted by text messages

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New Year, 1.

Lightly tease desired sections of your hair.

Pull hair back into a ponytail and secure with a hair tie and arrange the way you like.


3. Take

a small section of hair and wrap it around your hair tie and secure with bobby pins.

Braided Bun your hair in regular 1. Put and secure with a hair tie.

Spray lightly with hair spray.



Separate your pony tail in two sections and braid each section and secure with hair ties.


3. Wrap the two braids around each other in a bun form.

Spray lightly with hair spray.

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“Barbie� Ponytail


r, New Hair! 1.

Begin by parting at your natural part and braid like a french braid.

When braiding, drop all right side pieces of hair and then pick up new sections of hair.

Waterfall Braid


3. Continue this process until you reach desired length of braid.

Secure with a hair tie and lightly spray with hair spray, if needed.

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Lightly tease desired sections of your hair, add texturing spray if desired.

Pull hair up at the desired spot on your head.


3. Twist hair until hair starts to wrap on it’s own and wrap to make bun, then secure with hair tie.

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Pull out baby hairs, or short layers and pull your bun up to loosen the bun to have a laid back feel.


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Big News Of 2012! The 2012 Presidential Electionwas between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Obama wanting to be re-elected.By the slightest amount of votes, Obama won. - Although many people were not pleased, others threw celebrations to celebrate Obama’s re-election. Obama will now, in total, be President for eight years.

This year the Olympics were held in London, England. A huge part of the Olympics is the opening ceremony, and the British made sure they started and ended with a bang. With 46 gold medals, the United States won just above China and Great Britain.

KONY 2012 was the most viral video on youtube in history. This was a short film made by Invisible Children to try and get anyone who will to help catch Joseph Kony, leader of the LRA in Uganda.


“I just went sky diving.. YOLO”

2)Hater “She’s just a hater”

Top phrases of 2012


“Your hair looks ratchet” “Girl, you cray”

4) Gucci “I’m gucci”

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6) Boss

“He has such a boss car.”

7) Represent “KPark is playing Summercreek today, let’s go represent!”


“That was so awk!”

TOP 5 IN 2012:

Baby Names: The 21st of December, 2012, also known as the “End of the World”. The world was supposed to end on this day, according to the Mayan Calander. Many people got married and engaged on this day, to show their love for their partner before the world “ended”. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was a celebration of Queen Elizabeth being on throne for 60 years. Hosted in London, England some of the biggest stars today sang at a concert to celebrate her 60 years on the throne.

Boys: 1. Aiden 2. Jackson 3. Ethan 4. Liam 5. Mason

Girls: 1. Sophia 2.Obama Emma re-elected 3. Olivia 4. Isabella 5. Ava


1. Gotye featuring Kimbra — “Somebody That I Used to Know” 2. Carly Rae Jepsen — “Call Me Maybe” 3. Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe — “We Are Young” 4. Flo Rida — “Whistle” 5. Flo Rida featuring Sia — “Wild Ones”

Movies: 1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2. The Dark Knight Rises 3. Pitch Perfect 4. Life of Pi 5. Skyfall

Youtube Videos: 1. KONY 2012 2. Gangnam Style 3. Call Me Maybe 4. Somebody That I Used to Know 5. Arrested guy sings “Bohemian Rhapsody”

TV Shows: This year one of the biggest stars, Whitney Houston, passed away. Born on August 9. 1963, Whitney passed away on February 11, 2012. This was a huge loss to almost the whole world, many people celebrated her accomplishments in life at her funeral broadcasted on television. Page by: Orianne Elliott

1. Big Bang Theory 2. Voice 3. X Factor 4. NCIS 5. Two and a Half Men

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What to Check O In Theatres

January 28th!

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is a new take on the classic tale. Directed by Tommy Wirkola, this horror/action/ comedy is placed fifteen years after the well-known gingerbread house event. Hansel and Gretel have grown

up and are now bounty hunters who track down every witch they can find. Things change when children start disappearing and the siblings start to think they are up against more than a witch, who happens to kidnap Gretel.

Starring Jeremy Renner (Avengers, Bourne Legacy) as Hansel, and Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia) as Gretel. This movie hits theatres everywhere January 28th in 3D and IMAX. PG-13.

On TV Downton Abbey is a British-American drama, originating in the UK. It follows the Crawley family and their servants. In the premise of season one, The Crawleys’, the owners of a large estate, learn that their heir has died in the sinking of the Titanic. Now Mary, the eldest of the Crawleys’ daughters, must quickly find a suitor to marry if the family wants to keep their home and all the luxury

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it comes with, because women can’t own land. The Crawley’s cousin, Matthew is the heir apparent. Mary has the chance to marry him to keep her family entitled, but, at first she has hard feelings toward him. In the start of season two, Matthew is serving in World War I. Mary realizes she loves him, but upon returning home, Matthew is engaged to another woman and Mary must decide whether

she will reveal her true feelings to him, or let him and his fiancee be happy. Mary is blackmailed into accepting the marriage proposal of Sir Richard Carlisle. The Spanish Influenza breaks out and ends up taking Lavinia, Matthew’s fiancee, leaving Matthew to tell Mary that they still can’t be together. The season ends with Matthew proposing and Mary accepting. It is also revealed that Sybil is married and expecting.

January 6th!


Mary Crawley (Eldest) - Michelle Dockery Lord Grantham (Father) - Hugh Bonneville Cora Crawley (Mother) - Elizabith McGovern Edith Crawley (Sister) - Laura CarMichael Sybil Crawley (Sister) - Jessica Brown Findlay Dowager Crawley (Grandmother) - Maggie Smith Matthew Crawley (Cousin) - Dan Stevens Mr. Carson (Head of Staff) - Jim Carter John Bates (Staff) - Brendam Coyle Daisy Mason (Maid) - Sophie McShera

k Out This Month... There are people in this world who you don’t notice. They are forgotten, unoticed, and unloved. They are Nobodies. They go their whole lives unnoticed by everyone. Everyone but the Institute. They take these people at a young age and train them. People nobody notices are perfect assasins, right? But if you stay off the radar long enough, you become a threat to the

Institute. And all threats must be eliminated. Sixteen-year-old Claire has been invisible her whole life, friendsless, ignored by her parents, and missed by the Institute’s monitoring. But they find her at last and send seventeen-year-old Nix to remove her. Nix is good at his job. He doesn’t ask questions. Yet the moment he lays eyes on her,

he can’t make the hit. These two can truly see each other. It’s as if Claire and Nix are the only people in the world for each other. And they are—because no one else ever notices them. And two Nobodies are more than twice as dangerous than one. Nobody, by Jeniffer Lynn Barnes, is a thrilling story of conspiracies, murder, cover-ups, and betrayal.

January 22nd Don’t Miss These New Books! December 11th What do you get when you mix Red Riding Hood, the Twelve Dancing Princesses, and Robin Hood together? The third and final book in the (12 Dancing) Princess series. Petunia is the youngest of King Gregor’s twelve daughters. She is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, Petunia loves the idea of taking a

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vacation to a a new land, but she must pass through a forest where mysterious two-legged wolves are said to live. It’s not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse. Petunia and her sisters take on bandits and the new King

Under Stone, to end their family curse once and for all. Filled with action and romance, this book will keep you up reading until you’ve finished. You can also check out the first two books in the series, “Princess of the Midnight Ball” and “Princess of Glass”, which are unique retellings of the 12 Dancing Princesses and Cinderella stories.

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How To Organize the Clutter in Your Life

Have a disastrous closet or dresser? Need to clean up your room? Have a New Year’s Resolution to have a more organized life? Then this is the article for you! We give you a step-by-step guide on how to clean up your life and keep it that way.

Home 1. Weed out the useless junk you don’t need. Throw it away or donate it. Have a yard sale! 2. Put everything into a category. Everything needs its own place. 3. Divide each group by having each one have its own box, section, or area. Use labels! 4. Only keep the essentials on your nightstand (lamp, tissue box, cell phone, and current book). 5. Clean out you closet and dresser: if you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it. 6. Don’t eat in your room. You don’t want to attract bugs or stacks of dishes piling up. 7. Clean as you go. When you’re done with something, put it where it goes. 8. Create routines. Get in the habit of putting things where they go.

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School Jewelry Palette!

Dividers to keep separate groups apart!

Laundry Basket with a 14” Embroidary Hoop to keep it open!

1. Use a planner. If you don’t write it down, you might forget it! 2. Have separate binder sections or folders for different classes. 3. Use a locker shelf. Don’t cram your stuff into your locker. 4. Have your clothes picked out the night before. This will lead to an easier, faster morning. 5. Regularly clean out your locker and backpack. 6. Use any study time to STUDY. Make flashcards. They really help! 7. Keep your textbooks in the order you use them. This will help make class transitions faster. 8. Have a specific area to study at home. NOT your bed. You will fall asleep.

Social Personality Quiz What kind of personality are you? Are you a shy fly or a social butterfly? Take the quiz to find out! 1. Its the first day of school and you don’t know anyone. When you get to the cafA. Go sit at the most crowded table. You go where the action is.

B. See a kid from one of your earlier classes and sit with them.

C. Sit at the most secluded table. No one looks friendly.

2. You hear that one of the ‘populars’ is throwing a party, but weren’t invited directA. Go anyway. There will propably be someone you know.

B. Have a night out with a close friend. There will be other parties.

C. Stay home and watch TV. Parties aren’t really your scene.

3. Homecomings here, but you don’t have a date, so you... A. Go with a big group of kids. You don’t need a date.

B. Go shopping with a friend. Why not get a dress anyway?

C. Hang out with your family, making treats and playing games

4. It’s Red Ribbon Week and there’s a dress-up competition with prizes. You... A. Go all out. You love dressing up and getting prizes.

B. Dress up, but only when your best friend promises to, too.

C. You dress up a little, but nothing excessive.

5. It’s Valentine’s day and you can buy a candygram to send to people. You... A. Buy one for all your friends. You also recieve a few yourself.

B. Buy one for your best friend, but also one for your crush.

C. Don’t buy any, but secretly hope someone will send you one.

6. It’s Powder Puff football time and you can form your own team/be a cheerleadA. Get together all your buds and form a team You can’t wait!

B. Go with your friend and watch. Should be fun.

C. You want to go, but not alone. You stay home and read a book.

Now its time to total your answers together and find out your social personality. Find your total number of A’s, B’s, and C’s. If you had mostly A’s...

If you had mostly B’s...

If you had mostly C’s...

You are a social butterfly. You love social events and you’re more comfortable hanging with a large group of people.

You are a one-friend type of teen. You’re okay with going out, but only if you have your besty by your side.

You are a shy fly. You want friends, but talking to people is a little out of your comfort zone. Staying home brings yo

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Recipes for th

Strawberry Cheesecake


:•3/4 cup ground pecans •3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs •3 tablespoons butter, melted


•4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened •4 eggs •1-1/4 cups sugar •1 tablespoon lemon juice •2 teaspoons vanilla extract


:•2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream •1/4 cup sugar •1 teaspoon vanilla extract


•Combine pecans, crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a 10-in. springform pan. Set aside. •For filling, beat the cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Beat well. Spoon over crust. •Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until filling is almost set. Let stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, for topping, combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spread

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over cheesecake and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate 24 hours. •Several hours before serving, prepare glaze. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Add jelly and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until jelly is melted and the mixture has thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in food coloring if desired. Cool to room temperature. •Just

:•2 tablespoons cornstarch •1/4 cup water •1 jar (12 ounces) strawberry jelly •3 tablespoons lemon juice •Red food coloring, optional •1 quart whole fresh strawberries, hulled.

before serving, loosen and remove sides of springform pan. Arrange strawberries on top with pointed ends up. Spoon glazeover berries, allowing some to drip down sides of cake. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 453 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 126 mg cholesterol, 159 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

the New Year Ingredients

•1 French bread baguette (4 ounces), sliced •1 round (7 ounces) Gouda cheese •1 plum tomato, seeded and chopped •1 tablespoon minced fresh basil.


•Place baguette slices on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until toasted. •Meanwhile, carefully remove waxed coating from cheese round. Using a 3-in. biscuit cutter, press into the center of cheese, but not all the way through. Scoop out center, leaving a 1/4-in. shell; set shell aside. •Place the tomato, basil

Gouda M elt on Baguette Slices

and removed cheese in a small microwavesafe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until cheese is melted. Stir until combined; pour into shell. Serve with baguette toasts. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts 1 serving equals 303 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 578 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 15 g protein.


Beef and Pa

3/4 pound lean ground beef (85% lean) 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Vegetable Broth (Regular or Certified Organic) 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 can (about 8 ounces) stewed tomatoes 1 1/2 cups uncooked medium tubeshaped or corkscrew-shaped pasta Page by: Erin Niesporek

How to Make It

1. Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over mediumhigh heat until it’s well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Pour off any fat. 2. Stir the broth, Worcestershire, oregano, garlic and tomatoes in the skillet and heat to a boil. Stir in the pasta. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Uncover. 3.Cook for 5 minutes or until the pasta is tender.

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201s2tudent survey! Q: Which tv ahow was your

favorite in 2012 and why?

A: “Doctor

Who because it’s super

awesome and pure awesomeness.” - Brook Wise12

Q: In your opinion what was the best

song that came out last year and why?

A: “Beauty

and a Beat because

the lyrics speak to me.” -Tran Tran9

Q:What was your favorite

video game that came out in 2012 and why?



A: “Minecraft xbox 360 edition” -Mathew Uzzell10

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201s3tudent survey! Q: What’s something that you wish you could

learn how to do in the future and why?

A: “I wish I could understand what people are talking about when they - Emma Adams12

speak in code.” Q: Who do you think should win all of awards this year, and why?



Channing Tatum beacause he’s perfect.”

“ Emily Dearman11

Q: What kind of inventions do you think will be made in the future?

A: “Flying

- Dakota Dillon

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