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Northgate News Volume 1, Issue 7

Earth Day By Luisa Valeriano

Inside this issue:

Future chefs Poems Recycling/News Northgate seniors in Oklahoma Recipes Book review Puzzles

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Earth Day first started in 1970.It was created to promote the importance of the environment and ecology. It is a neglected holiday, and some calendars don’t even list it as one. Earth Day is supposed to remind us annually to respect the natural wonders of life and not abuse them. The day was invented after Rachel Carson, a native of Pittsburgh (actually Springdale), published her book Silent Spring, which caused many people to think about the state of the

environment. Earth Day takes place April 22nd every year. There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day. It doesn’t have to be something major. You could clean up litter off the streets of your hometown. You could start a compost pile in your backyard. Instead of throwing your apple cores and orange peels in the trash can, you could put them in your compost pile to decompose. You could carpool with friends so that there are fewer fumes sent into

the air. It could also save some gas money. You could recycle. Recycling is very important and helpful to the environment. It prevents plastic bottles and other recyclable products from going into the ocean and harming the wildlife. Earth Day is an important holiday that is often forgotten, so spend Earth Day doing something good for the environment. You will enjoy it! Happy Earth Day!

Northgate recycles!! In recognition of Earth Day, Northgate has begun to recycle! Recycling at Northgate does not require much effort at all. Our teachers have gone over what goes in the blue recycling bin and what goes in the garbage bin. At the end of each day, our custodi-

ans collect the paper in the blue bins and the paper is then placed in the green and yellow ―Paper Retriever‖ bin in the parking lot. It is extra work for the custodians to keep the two kinds of trash

separate, but they realize the impact it makes on our world. (continued on page 4)


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Future chefs By Kylee Saunders On the 16th of March, elementary students from Avalon and Bellevue gathered at the high school to show off their talents in making unique dishes designed to wow the taste buds. The event was sponsored by Sodexo, our student nutrition provider and their future chefs Healthy Sandwich Challenge Program. This national event is in its fourth year at Northgate and it is part of Sodexo’s commitment to getting stu-

dents thinking about making healthy food choices. The meals weren’t only delicious; they were healthy, too. Every student who attended put hard work into their meals and had impressive results. The students enjoyed themselves and we hope to see them back next year. Start thinking healthy and get your apron on! The winner received a basket of cooking utensils and her recipe was submit-

Winning future chef recipe Name of Student: Paige Butler GRADE: 6th Name of School: Avalon

NAME OF RECIPE: Mama Mia Ingredients: 3 packets hidden valley ranch dressing seasoniing mix 3 cups 2% milk 3 cups low fat mayo 6 lbs cooked diced chicken 3 packets Ortega 40% less sodium taco seasoning 3 heads of lettuce 3 – 15oz cans of blacks beans 1 ½ lbs of low fat shredded cheddar 6 cups of mild salsa 18 low carb 80 calorie sourdough tortilla's Directions: 1. Mix ranch packet, milk & mayo together & refrigerate while doing other steps 2. Toss chicken with 9 T of taco seasoning. Spray a skillet with Pam & cook chicken 3. Rinse & Drain beans 4. Cut up and clean lettuce 5. Mix salsa & ranch together. Toss lettuce with salsa/ranch until coated. 6. In a dry pan/skillet place tortilla for 2 mins. on each side 7. Place some lettuce in the middle of the wrap, top with chicken, cheese, beans & a tsp of dressing. Wrap up & cut & ½. Yield- (50 bite size servings and 2 show plates)

ted to the regional competition. All six finalists received a chef hat, medals, and a cookbook! Winners and their dishes1st place - Paige Butler with a Mexican inspired wrap 2nd place -Dominique Clark -Enos with a Heart-y Turkey wrap 3rd place- Emma DeSimone made Emma’s tropical Chicken Deelite 4th place- Brendon King made a Crunchy King Wrap 5th place- goes to Chris Neal who created Pizza Pockets 6th place-Mia Rajakovic with a Double Turkey Wrap

Congratulations!


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Waste and pollution By Anitapoems.com Let’s recycle By Anitapoems.com

We all need to reduce our waste, Let’s do it now, with plenty of haste.

Look around, there’s so much plastic, Let’s recycle, it’s fantastic.

It’s also important, for us to reuse, If we’re really lucky, We’ll be on the news.

Don’t forget, about paper and glass, Recycle together, with your entire class.

Our future, must be sustainable, We can do it, it’s all attainable.

We’ll make sure, we never litter, Let’s recycle, we’re not quitters. When we place our garbage, in the right bin, Both us and nature, will clearly win. Thanks for keeping the environment healthy and clean, Recycling is fun, and also quite green.

About our environment, we need to care, It’s the only one we have, and we have to share.

April is national poetry month! First started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry month is held every April. Many schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets across the United States come together to celebrate poetry and how important it is. Be sure to read the recycling poems in our newspaper – maybe try your hand at a poem and drop it off in the library for publishing in our May issue.

Global warming, and greenhouse gases, To see the harm, you don’t need glasses. As a team, we’ll reduce pollution, Caring is the first solution.


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Northgate recycles! In recognition of Earth Day, Northgate has begun to recycle! (continued from page 1) Just think that with each piece of paper you place in the blue recycle bin, you are doing your part to save the environment. Let’s work together to make a difference! And remember, Northgate

recycles!! Thank you Mr. Kyle, teachers, custodians, and staff for starting up and encouraging recycling! See below for what can be recycled and what cannot – a

rule of thumb would be any food related items such as food wrappers or drinking bottles SHOULD NOT be placed in a blue recycle bin. We are only recycling paper!

What can be recycled What CANNOT be recycled Copy paper No Tissues Newspaper No food wrappers Sticky notes No drink containers Envelopes with or without windows File folders Catalogs & Magazines Cardboard Paperback books Workbooks and staples Shredded paper – bag before putting them in the bin

Recycling in our school By Tori Kolarik It was announced in the beginning of April that our school will officially recycle. Most teachers have informed their students of this, but it brings rise to the question of what have we been doing with all of those blue bins that have the recycle logo on it? I’m suspecting that the answer is nothing. Maybe all the gar-

bage in the classroom including the materials meant for recycling—has been thrown away. This could be because our school has not been recycling enough or because the blue bins have been treated as trash bins. Whatever the case, it has to stop. The blue recycling bins are now strictly for used paper items that can

be recycled and reused. With Earth Day this month on the 22nd, enforcing recycling is a great way for our school to celebrate keeping our Earth a safe environment and doing everything we can to help keep it clean. So, the next time you decide to throw away a paper, remember to recycle it and help our school become more earth friendly.


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A Few more etiquette tips Taken from Culture and Manners Institute – Improvements

that last a lifetime Bad News: Not everyone is going to like you.     

Restraint: the art of feeling good later – believe it or not, sometimes etiquette is about what you don’t do End grudges: don’t hang on to your anger Forgive: don’t let friends who have hurt you stay in your head and heart Free up that space in your head and heart for more creative thinking Keep an open door policy: today’s enemies might be tomorrow’s allies

―In the end, what we regret most are the chances we never took.‖ - Frasier Krane

And remember ―Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.‖ - Oscar Wilde

Word of the day – Thanks to Merriam-Webster Paradigm [par-uh-dahym, -dim] Definition: a theory or a group of ideas about how something should be done, made, or thought about Words it might replace: idea, theory, concept

―Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.‖ - Helen Keller

Paradox [par-uh-doks] Definition: a statement that seems to be contradictory or opposed to common sense yet is perhaps true Words it might replace: puzzle, surprise Conundrum[kuh-nuhn-druh m] Definition: a confusing, intricate, or difficult problem Words it might replace: problem; challenge; dilemma Epiphany[ih-pif-uh-nee] Definition: a moment in which a person suddenly sees or under stands something in a new or very clear way Words it might replace: realization, insight, breakthrough

―The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to become.‖ – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Celebrate National Library week National Library week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA).It was first sponsored in 1958 and has been a national event ever since each April. April 13-19 is National Library Week! Libraries everywhere are taking the time to appreciate the value of libraries in our commu-

nities. Libraries are trusted places. Libraries serve the needs of the community – whether it is by ebooks, technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers, storybook time, senior citizen programs, they offer something for everyone!! Libraries and librarians have a positive impact on many

people on a daily basis. How has the library changed your life? Stop by the library and read what some of our Northgate students like about the library. There will be drawings and guess the number of candy pieces in the jar.

Review of football teams By Glen Atzert The Eagles and the Steelers are similar in ways - the one thing

they have in common are they both have losing seasons. Hopefully

they will both have a better season this year.

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Eagle picture By Glen Atzert

Northgate Chorus By Emily Leung and DJ Powers The Northgate Concert Choir and the Middle School Chorus are hard at work preparing for their spring concert. There will be a variety of musical genres and songs, including Hallelujah, Give Your Heart a Break, and Cups from Pitch Perfect. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. The concert will be held on Wednesday, May 7th at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. We hope to see you there!


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Stained glass photo By Dominique Dickson Have you ever thought about what it would be like to create something of your own? Well there is a way you can do that with some household items. What you will need is : Picture frame with glass Permanent markers Aluminum foil First you’ll need to take the glass out of the frame carefully. Set the frame to the side and concentrate on the glass. Take the markers and draw a picture on the back of the glass(no words) - NOT on the front (the words will come out backwards). Then once you’re done with that task, move you’re attention to the frame. Take the aluminum foil and crumple it up. Once you are done crumpling, un-crumple the aluminum foil and wrap it around the back of the frame. After that place the glass on the frame with the back facing the back. Secure the frame and you’re done. If you follow these steps, you will end up with a wonderful stained glass photo.

Meet a student – (Shawn McNickle) My favorite color is: Green My favorite food is: Salisbury steak My favorite thing about Northgate is: Food! My hobbies are: Art, reading, and video games My pets are: My brother and sister My favorite day of the week is: FRIDAY! A movie I enjoy is: Clash and The Wrath of the Titans My favorite subject is: Social studies If my friends were to describe me in one word it would be: Abnormally small

Picture By Shawn McNickle

If I could go anywhere I would go to: Twilight forest One thing interesting about me is: I was hit by a Ford F-350 truck when I was 9 and died for 2 ½ minutes.


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Interview of Oklahoma! Cast and crew: Name: Sal Valeriano How many years have you been in school musicals? Four– three in the pit and one on the stage.

What was your favorite musical (if you have been in more than one musical)?

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Acting-well, Oklahoma kind of narrows it down! In the pit- All Shook Up was a More interviews to come blast! next issue!! Why did you want to join the school musical?

I joined pit to become a better musician. Stage was a change of pace and I had heard some very forceful arguments from friends to join.

What was your part in the musical? Did you enjoy it and why? Curly McClain- I enjoyed the part-Curly is happy, easy going guy, which I can relate to, but his humor and ego gets him in trouble. He’s a fun role to play.

What are your best memories of being in this year’s school musical? Do I have to pick one? It probably would be when Thane and I did a Russian sailor dance when the judges told us to entertain.

If you have any advice for someone considering being in next year’s musical, what would it be? Be ready to work hard. We had rehearsals about every night from January to March, and I took voice lessons over the summer.

What are your plans after high school? Will they involve acting or working in a musical? I plan on going to the University of Akron for engineering. No, my plans will not involve acting, but I hope to be in musicals in a band or an orchestra there.

What was your favorite song in the musical? Why? Kansas City and Oklahoma- Kansas City is fun and Oklahoma is the featured song of the musical.


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Interview of Oklahoma! Cast and crew: Name: Hannah Dunn – Ado Annie Carnes How many years have you been in school musicals?

Eight years!

What was your favorite musical (if you have been in more than one musical)? Role-wise, Oklahoma! Production-wise, Beauty and the Beast. Why did you want to join the school musical? Performing is the only thing that makes sense to me. What was your part in the musical? Did you enjoy it and why? Ado Annie Carnes, a farmer’s daughter who ―Cain’t say no‖ to boys! I loved playing such a ditzy, fun character and getting positive feedback. What are your best memories of being in this year’s school musical? Learning mine and Will’s Oklahoma Hello and performing it– ha-ha. Just kidding. I loved soaking in the crowd each night and listening to their reactions. If you have any advice for someone considering being in next year’s musical, what would it be? Do it! The musical is by far one of the greatest extracurricular at Northgate. You become part of a lifelong family with an immense support system. What are your plans after high school? Will they involve acting or working in a musical? I plan on attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles to pursue a degree in acting. What was your favorite song in the musical? Why? My favorite song would have to be All er nuthin. It was so fun to act out and pretend I was angry! My favorite song to watch off stage was Pore Jud is daid. If you could change anything about the part you played in the musical, what would you change? Nothing! I have no regrets about my performances.


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Interview of Oklahoma! Cast and crew: Name: Andy Ungarino How many years have you been in school musicals? Five What was your favorite musical (if you have been in more than one musical)? All Shook up Why did you want to join the school musical? They were always really cool and I like playing my instrument so I decided to join the pit. What was your part in the musical? Did you enjoy it and why? I played trumpet in the pit. I enjoyed it; we had a great time. What are your best memories of being in this year’s school musical? The jokes we pull on each other and Mr. D. If you have any advice for someone considering being in next year’s musical, what would it be? Don’t consider it, just do it. What are your plans after high school? Will they involve acting or working in a musical? I plan to attend Penn State to major in Mechanical Engineering and I will play in musicals if they are available. What was your favorite song in the musical? Why? The song Oklahoma. It was fast paced , upbeat, and fun to play.


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Interview of Oklahoma! Cast and crew: Name: Ashley Barton How many years have you been in school musicals? This year was my first year. Why did you want to join the school musical? It’s my senior year. I thought about it all of high school and this was my last chance. What was your part in the musical? Did you enjoy it and why? I was part of tech crew; more specifically I was on video. Yes! Because watching all the different parts come together is awesome. If you have any advice for someone considering being in next year’s musical, what would it be? Do it! That’s my one regret- not joining sooner. What are your plans after high school? Will they involve acting or working in a musical? Volunteer in Appalachia then go to CCAC. What was your favorite song in the musical? Why? Let everyone say were in love-because it gets stuck in your head. If you could change anything about the part you played in the musical, what would you change? I wouldn’t!


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Interview of Oklahoma! Cast and crew: Name: Savanna Nelson How many years have you been in school musicals? Two What was your favorite musical (if you have been in more than one musical)? Oklahoma Why did you want to join the school musical? To make friends and do make-up. What was your part in the musical? Did you enjoy it and why? I did make-up. I really enjoyed it because I got to do the make-up for the boys. What are your best memories of being in this year’s school musical? Watching the musical from the wings and just having a good time. If you have any advice for someone considering being in next year’s musical, what would it be? Join! What are your plans after high school? Will they involve acting or working in a musical? I plan on becoming a social worker. I plan to come back and volunteer for the musical in years to come. What was your favorite song in the musical? Why? Kansas City was my favorite because it is catchy and Jacob did a really good job at singing it. If you could change anything about the part you played in the musical, what would you change? I wouldn’t change anything.


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Interview of Oklahoma! Cast and crew: Name: Jadelynn Kimball How many years have you been in school musicals? I have worked on school plays for eight years now. What was your favorite musical (if you have been in more than one musical)? Seussical Why did you want to join the school musical? My brother helped with Copacabana and so I wanted to, too. What was your part in the musical? Did you enjoy it and why? Stage crew manager. I love it. I get to help make the magic happen. What are your best memories of being in this year’s school musical? Hanging out backstage with my friends. If you have any advice for someone considering being in next year’s musical, what would it be? Do it. What are your plans after high school? Will they involve acting or working in a musical? I plan to attend R.M.U. but I don’t know if I will be able to help with their play. What was your favorite song in the musical? Why? Poor Jud is daid If you could change anything about the part you played in the play, what would you change? I would have done more research on how to use dry ice.


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How to make french toast By Skylar Zavarella You will need: 4 eggs 1/2 cup of milk 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon 1 tbsp butter or oil for frying Sliced bread And as much maple syrup, powdered sugar, and butter as you want!

First, whisk together the milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Heat the skillet or frying pan and add the butter/oil. Once the pan is hot, take a slice of bread and dip the slice of bread (do not soak) in the milk mixture. After one side is dipped, turn the bread over and dip the other side. Next, put the slice of bread in the pan. After a few minutes, (you will see the edges getting brown) flip the bread to cook the other side. Continue dipping and cooking all your bread slices.

Southern banana pudding By Marissa Snavely Ingredients: 3 cups cold milk 2 packages (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O vanilla flavor instant pudding 30 vanilla wafers 3 bananas, sliced 1 tub (8 oz.) cool whip whipped topping, thawed Prepare: Beat the pudding mixes and milk with a whisk for 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Arrange half the wafers on the bottom and sides of 2-qt. serving bowl; follow with a layer of banana slices and a layer of pudding. Repeat all layers until pudding, wafers, and banana slices are gone. Top with cool whip. Refrigerate: 3 hours Prep Time: 20 minutes Total time: 3hours 20 minutes


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Strawberry banana smoothie By Lauren Wanat If you’re looking for a simple snack to enjoy, keep reading about how to make this delicious smoothie! What You Need: 1 ¼ cups of diced strawberries 2 sliced bananas ¾ cup of milk ½ cup of ice Blender

Steps 1.Wash strawberries. Slice up the bananas and strawberries. 2.Put the fruits, milk, and ice in the blender. 3.Mix the ingredients on low until they are well blended. 4.If needed, stop the blender and scrape the ingredients off the blade and off the side. 5.Serve immediately.

Crazy By Luisa Valeriano Crazy is a novel written by Han Nolan. It is about a fifteen year old boy named Jason Padaopoulos who is a loner. He created a bunch of imaginary friends in his head, who comment on the events going on his life. They are his closest friends, and he follows their advice most of the time. Jason knows that his imaginary friends are not real, but he constantly worries about going insane like his father. When Jason’s

mother dies, he is left with his mentally unstable father, who is constantly rambling on about Greek mythology. Jason tries to take care of his father, but his attempts are mostly in vain. At school, Jason is sent to group therapy with the school psychologist. He meets a group of kids who have problems in their own life. With their help, Jason realizes that he cannot handle everything on his own.

This book was really good, even though there are parts that are very disturbing. I like how the author lets us in on the conversations with Jason and his imaginary friends. This makes the story unique and interesting. The author does a great job with the writing, and the conversations with the friends aren’t as confusing as I thought they were going to be. Overall, I really liked this book and I recommend it to anyone who likes stories that make you think.


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Escape maze By Claire Ishiyama


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Double April puzzle By Claire Ishiyama


Faculty Advisor - Mrs. Schwemmer Layout Editors - Kira Blenk and Claire Ishiyama Copy Editor-Victoria Kolarik Newspaper Publication Staff - Kylee Saunders

Staff Writers Luisa Valeriano, Kylee Saunders, Tori Kolarik, Glen Atzert, Dominique Dickson, Shawn McNickle, Sal Valeriano, Hannah Dunn, Andy Ungarino, Ashley Barton, Savanna Nelson, Jadelynn Kimball, Skylar Zavarella, Marissa Snavely, Lauren Wanat, Claire Ishiyama


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