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PAUSE PROM Preview! ! M O PR
Get an early start for prom on page 10
Spring Break Destinations:
Check out page 12 for a sneek peek at The Hunger Games movie release
Where are Panthers going for Spring Break?
That’s a “Holiday?” pg. 14
Want that beach body? Want to look good for Spring Break and feel confident? Here are some quick tips to help you stay in shape!
Part of Body
What to Exercise and How BICEPS- To perform a basic curl, hold weights with palms facing out, elbows next to the body. Bend the elbows and curl the weights toward the shoulders without moving the elbows. Lower and repeat. Do 1 or 2 reps of 12-18 curls. TRICEPS- Sit on a bench or chair. Begin with the hands next to or slightly under the hips, and lift up onto the hands and bring the hips forward. Bend the elbows (no lower than 90 degrees) and lower the hips down, keeping them very close to the chair, and keeping the shoulders down. Push back up without locking the elbows and repeat for 10-16 reps. BICYCLES- Lie face up on your mat and place your hands behind
your head, lightly supporting it with your fingers. Bring the knees in to the chest and lift the shoulder blades off the ﬂoor without pulling on the neck. Rotate to the left, bringing the right elbow towards the left knee as you straighten the other leg, then switch sides, bringing the left elbow towards the right knee. Continue alternating sides in a ‘pedaling’ motion for 1-3 sets of 12-16 reps.
PLANK- Lie face down on mat resting on the forearms, palms ﬂat on
the ﬂoor. Push off the ﬂoor, raising up onto toes and resting on the elbows. Keep your back ﬂat, in a straight line from head to heels. Tilt your pelvis and contract your abdominals to prevent your rear end from sticking up in the air or sagging in the middle. Hold for 20 to 60 seconds, lower and repeat for 3-5 reps.
SQUATS WITH SIDE STEP- Place a medium resistance band under the feet and hold onto handles with both hands. You may need to wrap the band around your hands a few times to add more tension. Take a wide step to the right, squeezing the glute as the tube tightens. Lower into a squat, knees behind toes and keeping tension on the tube. Slowly step feet together, and continue stepping to the right for 8-16 reps or the length of the room before switching sides. LUNGES- Choose one leg and step forward about one to two feet. Begin bending your front knee until it is over the top of the foot. Never extend it beyond the toes. As you bend this knee, lift the heel of the opposite leg. The knee will be forced to bend as you lunge down. Stop when both knees are at a 90 degree angle with the ﬂoor. Shift all of your weight to the balls of your feet, concentrating on your toes. (If you need to step forward more to make this happen without leaning that’s fine.) Finally, pull your body back up to the starting position.
Good Food without the Guilt! Want to look good for Spring Break and feel confident? Here are some quick tips to help you stay in shape!
Baked Chicken Nuggets What you need: - 16 oz (2 large) skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into even bit sized pieces - salt and pepper to taste - 2 tsp olive oil - 6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs - 2 tbsp panko - 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese - olive oil spray
Preheat oven to 425째. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray. Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then put in the bowl with the olive oil and mix well so the olive oil evenly coats all of the chicken. Put a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on the baking sheet. Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray then bake 8 - 10 minutes. Turn over then cook another 4 - 5 minutes or until cooked.
Pink Lemonade Confetti Cupcakes What you need: - 18.25 oz box confetti cake mix, - 2 1/2 tsp powdered sugar-free pink lemonade mix - 1 cup water - 1 tbsp vegetable oil - 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce - lemon zest from half of a lemon - 2 drops pink food coloring (optional) - confetti sprinkles, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake tins with 24 paper liners. Stir together the water and pink lemonade powder. Combine the cake mix, pink lemonade mixture, applesauce, lemon zest, food coloring and oil in a large bowl and with an electric mixer, mix until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour the batter into the prepared cupcake pans. Add sprinkles if using and bake in the oven for 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks before serving. page by: Britta Erickson
Where are you going Sarah Rodriguez12
I’m going to Brownsville to visit family and then come back to Kingwood.
I’m going to my grandfathers auto shop to work the whole time.
I’m going to the Houston Rodeo and then hanging out at home and sleeping.
I’m going to California and getting a tan at the beach.
I’m going to the rodeo to see Miranda Lambert
I’m going on a cruise to the Carribean.
I’m going to the Catalina islands to spend time with my family.
on Spring Break?
2012 Spring Break Trips
I plan on staying home and sleeping alot.
Avery Simmons10 I’m going to New
Orleans to visit family.
I’m redecorating my bedroom.
Delaney Butler10 I’m going to work on my aunt and uncles farm.
Gabbi Fontenot10 Coryne Levine10
I’m going to Disney World.
I’m hanging out with friends and family.
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Bright Cardigan! To add some color and a femine touch, put a cozy and colorful cardigan with any tank top!
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Be sassy for Spring and add your favorite printed scarf to any outďŹ t of choice!
You can easily roll up the bottom of your jeans and create a quick way to get a casual spring look!
Boots! A great way to wear your favorite fall boots in the Spring is to pair them with a ďŹ‚irty skirt or sundress!
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Rolled up sleeves! It may be hotter outside but you can still rock your long sleeves! just simply roll the ends up to your forearms!
Colorful Shorts! Make a colorful statement with bright shorts and they can be easily paired with a graphic tee! page by: Rachael Chandler
Things to do if youâ€™re stuck at home. Cook Brunch For a Few Friends
Read a Few Good Books
Movie Night Paintball Rearange Your Bedroom
Have a Video Game Tournament Have a Spa Day
Ladies Night Out at The Mudpie Company
Get they any you. of
Plus! a group of 6 together, will stay open late night that works for You only pay the cost the pieces painted.
Bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy while you paint!
Must See TV
Monday March 19 Martin Bohm is a
Tune In 9:00-10:00pm on FOX
Tuesday March 6
Tune In 8.30-9:00pm on NBC
single father who is haunted by an inability to connect to his emotionally challenged 11-year-old son Jake, who can predict events before they happen.
A high-tech security ﬁrm takes extreme - and often questionable measures to sell their protection services. The team of uniquely skilled oddball geniuses were handpicked to work for a manipulative mastermind.
Thursday March 1 After a car accident
Tune In 9:00-10:00pm on ABC
takes the life of a family member, a police detective lives two alternating parallel lives, one with his wife and one with his son. Is one of his “realities” merely a dream?
Tuesday March 13 All across America, people are sewing in their basements and creating incredible works of fashion. They all want to be discovered and Tune In 8:30-9:30pm see their dreams become a reality.
And in Movies
March 30 page by: Hannah Divine
21 Jump Street The Hunger Games
March 2 pause 9
how to ﬁnd the right ﬁt! - GIRLS Not sure what dress goes with your body type? Find out what fits you best for this prom!
Pear For pear shapes it’s recommend your prom dress has a ﬁtted tops and full or a-line skirt. Also, If you are comfortable with your ﬁgure, go for prom dresses that is a bit more form ﬁtting.
Tall & Slender
If you have a slim ﬁgure the illusion of curves can be acheived by drawing attention to your bust line or a prom dress that bells out. To draw attention to your waist you could wear a dress that wraps around or one that has a belt.
prom! prom! pro Hourglass
If you have an hour glass ﬁgure consider yourself lucky! You have a naturally propotioned body which means almost every style of prom dress will ﬂatter your ﬁgure.
Petite If you are petite, show a little leg and go with an asymmetrical hemline or a long ﬁtted solid dress to make you appear taller. Floor length ball-gowns tend to overwhelm your frame. Long rufﬂes can also add the illusion of height.
Photos courtesy of TBDress.com
GUYS - go from drab to fab!
Here are some cool ways guys could spice up thier mudane prom attire with just some simple changes.
Simple suit and colored tie
Colored vest Guys tend to wear the traditional Suit and matching tie with their date. Try to switch it up a bit with subtle pinstripes on your tux or wear a colorful vest! Switch it up a little.
om! prom! prom! Plain dress shoes
Laid-back kicks Change out of those plain black dress shoes and into something more fun! Maybe get some black TomsTM, VansTM, or ConverseTM. They will still go with your suit, it will just make your prom get-up more unique!
page by: Shalini Maharaj
The Hunger Games Districts “ “May the odds be ever in your favor.”
Set in a [futuristic world] where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to ﬁght to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match. -imdb.com
The Hunger Games comes out in theaters
Ofﬁcial Hunger Games movie poster
7- Lumber 8- Textiles 9- Grain 10- Livestock 11- Agriculture 12- Coal Mining 13- Graphite Mining
Josh Hutcherson (Peeta) 12 pause
1- Luxury 2- Masonry 3- Electronics 4- Fishing 5- Power 6- Transportation
Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss)
Liam Hemsworth (Gale)
Must See Websites Cooking
Share your internet ﬁnds
Post and read stories
A gamer hang out
Sports deadspin.com Sports blog
Music spotify.com Online music streaming
page by: Emily Cornell
Fashion polyvore.com Design your own outﬁts pause 13
Wacky Holidays! March 1st
Peanut Butter Lovers Day!
National Quilting Day! Saint Patrick’s Day!
Dr. Seuss Birthday!
March 25th March 5th
National Chocolate Cheesecake Day! National Frozen Food Day!
Stop The Clock Day!
Popcorn Lovers Day!
Girl Scouts Day! Plant a ﬂower Day!
National Chip and Dip Day!
Make your own holiday!
St. Patrick’s Day Fast Facts
St. Patrick’s Day toast: “May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”
St. Patrick was born in Britian. St. Patrick is most known for driving the snakes from Ireland. Boston was the ﬁrst American city that celebrated in a public way.
The name “lephrechaun” has several origins. It could be from the Irish Gaelic word “leipreachan,” which means “a kind of aqueous sprite.” Or, it could be from “leath bhrogan,” which means “shoemaker.”
St. Patrick is credited with establishing the Leap Year tradition of women proposing to men.
In Ireland They have parades, shamrocks, and green beer that are provided primarily for tourists.
Celebrating In America
Chicago has developedthe tradition of coloring its river water greeen. In 1962, they started the tradition, when they added 100 pounds of green vegetable dye to its river (enough to keep it green for a week). This is a continuing tradition except now they only use enough food coloring to keep it colored for a few hours.
Everywhere People dress in green clothing and eat food, which is either naturally or dyed green. Some people go as far as holding green dinner parties where the guests are expected to wear green and eat exclusively green food.
chances of ﬁnding a four leaf clover is
10,000 to 1
53 rd Annual St. Patrick’s Parade Saturday, March 17th, 2012 @12 -- rain or shine! 1800 Texas Street (Downtown) page by: Rachael Chandler and Emily Cornell
What are YOU doing this summer?
Become a certified lifeguard and you could be making CASH!! $245 American Red Cross Lifeguard Class March/April Classes Available in Kingwood Call now to register 1-800-210-0049