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PA PERBOY

St. Christopher's Middle School Magazine Fall Edition 2018


Cover Art GRADY WHITE w on f ir st place in ou r An n u al Cover Ar t Con t est . Gr ady select ed a ph ot o f r om St . Ch r ist oph er 's Sch ool w ebsit e an d exper im en t ed r em ixin g it w it h DeepAr t 's plat f or m . DeepAr t allow s u ser s t o u pload or igin al ph ot os an d t h en select f r om a m en u of st ock ar t w or k ; t h e r esu lt is a u n iqu ely or igin al cr eat ion . Pr ior t o en t er in g, Gr ady in qu ir ed abou t t h e u sage r igh t s f or t h e St . Ch r ist oph er 's ph ot o h e select ed. Af t er ear n in g per m ission f r om Com m u n icat ion s Dir ect or , Cappy Gilqu ist , Gr ady m oved f or w ar d w it h h is aw ar d-w in in g con t est en t r y. Con gr at u l at i on s, Gr ady !

Our Staff


The Editorial Team

Macon Moring, Nicholas Manetas, Cade Petrus & Bolling Poarch

A Note From Our Editor-In-Chief PaperBoy is aY place for people write about GRAD WHI TE - toCO VER ART topics that interest them. Everyone has a wide variety of interests and passions, and this magazine reflects that. It is made up of students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. This year we have Nich olas M an et as '23 the largest staff ever and the longest magazine in PaperBoy's nine year history. We have had so much interest this year that we have made several new sections to group our stories. Every year PaperBoy continues to grow, and every year our publications get better.


Features


All About t he iPhone By Pat t eson Br an ch Th e iPh on e is on e of t h e m ost popu lar cellu lar devices on t h e plan et . Th e ph on e h as ch an ged a lot sin ce Ju n e 29, 2007. For st ar t er s, w e h ave gon e f r om t h e iPh on e (f ir st gen er at ion ) t o t h e iPh on e X. Som e of t h e dif f er en ces bet w een t h e t w o ar e t h e ph ysical appear an ces. Th e n ew er iPh on es h ave t ak en ou t t h e h om e bu t t on , added a ver t ical dou ble cam er a, in cor por at ed a glass back , an d in clu ded st ain less-st eel sidin g. Th e or igin al size f or t h e iPh on e w as 4.5 in ch es by 2.4 in ch es. Th e iPh on e X n ow adds a bigger display t h at is 5.65 in ch es by 2.79 in ch es. Let ?s t ak e a look at sever al of t h e sof t w ar e f eat u r es. Apple st ar t ed of f by u sin g iPh on e OS 1 f or t h e f ir st iPh on e. You can n ow bu y an iPh on e X w it h iOS 12.1. Th e sof t w ar e h as ch an ged dr am at ically sin ce t h e sof t w ar e on t h e f ir st iPh on e. Fir st , in st ead of t h e classic on e-on -on e exper ien ce of FaceTim e, u ser s n ow h ave t h e opt ion t o h ave u p t o 32 people on t h eir FaceTim e ch at . Secon d, in 2007 n o on e h ad t h e idea of addin g em ojis t o t h e iPh on e, m u ch less t alk in g on es. On e year lat er , Apple br ou gh t t h is con cept t o t h eir secon d iPh on e. Em ojis h ave con t in u ed t o evolve an d r an ge f r om sm iley f aces t o soccer balls. Besides em ojis, pr esen t iPh on es in clu de sligh t ly n ew er apps su ch as; Files, Healt h , Wallet , Tips, an d m an y m or e. Last ly, pr ice dif f er en ces an d con su m er f eedback h ave var ied over t h e year s. Th is m ay sou n d lik e t h e bor in g par t , bu t it can be qu it e in t er est in g. Th e iPh on e (f ir st gen er at ion ) cost abou t $499 f or t h e 4GB ver sion an d $599 f or t h e 8GB ver sion . For t h e iPh on e X, t h e pr ice r an ges w it h a m in im u m of $1,000. As f ar as bu yer f eedback is con cer n ed, ever yon e h as dif f er en t opin ion s abou t t h e iPh on e X bein g w or t h $1,000.


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m az o n by Joh n Wish n ack

Am azon i s a h u ge com pan y t h at pr ov i des an easy w ay t o sh op. You can do ev er y t h i n g at y ou r l ei su r e, i n t h e com f or t of y ou r h om e, an d ev er y t h i n g get s sh i pped r i gh t t o y ou r door . Bu t bei n g su ch a h u ge com pan y , t h er e?s bou n d t o be som e w ei r d pr odu ct s. ... For the modest price of $5.99, you can get a f l u sh -act i v at ed t oi l et n i gh t l i gh t that changes color every 15 seconds. To install, you attach the AAA battery-charged light on the rim of the bowl and turn it on. The one bulb requires just 3 AAA batteries. You can also u pgr ade you r t oilet for four dollars, to include 16 colors, a fragrance releaser, and a UV sterilizer. The light-up latrine is weird, but there?s weirder.

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f l i p -f l op s are a great option for people who want to relax

in a war zone. These skirmish sandals come with velcro on the toe grips so you can stick your oper at or pat ch es on the front. The company that makes the flip-flops sells custom patches with things like the American flag embroidered on them. The patches retail from five to eight dollars and are sold separately.


If you?ve ever been in a situation where you've accidentally wet your pants, the In st an t Un d er p an t s that sell for $5.88 are a perfect answer. The undergarments come in a tin that opens up to reveal a compact pellet. When soaked

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water, the pellet will loosen and unfold into briefs that fit children and small adults.

The y od el i n g p i ck l e is another weird product that?s retail price is $10.00. The pickle yodels so beautifully you?ll feel as though you are in the Swiss Alps.

If you?ve ever been thirsty, I?ve found a great product to quench your thirst; Deh y d r at ed W at er . Dehydrated water comes in a 16 oz steel canteen priced at $10.99 which proclaims, Just Add Water!

The N ap Sack -Sl eep H ood which sells for $7.89 is the final and possibly weirdest item on this list. The sack has a fan at the closed end and is placed on your head for relaxation at, quote, ?Meetings! Worship! Sports!? It can also ?double as an appliance dust cover!? With the hood on, you can control the built in fan from your phone on the NapSack-NapApp, and ?Enhance Relaxation and Block out Fright!?

* All images from Amazon.com*


Jor dan Romer o: Youngest per son t o Cl imb t he Seven Summit s by George Beck

Born in Big Bear Lake, California in 1996, Jordan Romero was destined to be the youngest person to climb the Seven Summits. When Jordan saw a mural of all Seven Summits at school, he knew immediately that he wanted to climb them. His father and step-mother, Paul and Karen Romero, helped him reach his goal.

Photo Credit: Green Global Travel

Photo Credit: The Christian Science Monitor| Courtesy of Roman Family: AP File

His journey started in 2006 when he was 10 years old. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and immediately fell in love with mountain climbing. For the next three years he climbed and trained around the world while still keeping up with school. In May of 2010, Jordan started climbing Mount Everest. When he reached the top at 29,029 feet he was on top of the world. After this record breaking time he only had one more mountain to climb. In Antarctica, he finished his goal that he started seven years earlier by climbing all Seven Summits.

Photo Credit: An Adventures Journal


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FEATURED CAR:

Huracan by William Hoge An Editors?Choice of Car and Driver, the Lamborghini Huracan is awe-inspiring. With a max speed of 202 MPH, this car is crazy fast! But with that speed, it comes with a high price of around 200,000 dollars. But it is so worth it! Now for the details. The horsepower on this baby is 602 hp. Now that?s a high number! How fast can it go from 0-60? 2.3 seconds, that's right, 2.3 seconds! And the MPG is 14/21. Jared Gall said that the highs and lows for the car are that it makes you feel like you're time traveling, but the seats are small. And from pictures of the inside, I have to agree. But the inside of the car looks pretty good. The leather of the seats and steering wheel are perfectly sewn. But there is not much space, and it looks like it?s trying too hard to seem futuristic. Also, it only has two seats, which, if you have a family, would not work. But the outside of the car is amazing! The spoiler on this model looks outstanding! So, if you have the money, you should get the spoiler. Personally, I am a fan of cars that are low to the ground, which this car is. Also, the overall shape of the car is perfectly made. The design of the front and back has curves that are not big features, but they make the car look better. I think it is for the engine and the inside parts of the car, but I think it was designed to look that cool! Also, I love what they did with the logo. On the front is the official Lamborghini logo, but on the back, in silver, they have the word, Lamborghini. Like the way Porsches do. Also, at the bottom of the sides, there are the colors of the Italian flag. As you might know, Lamborghini is based in Italy. This car comes in all sorts of colors, but I think it looks best in white.


Review Now, I will give my personal review. This car ?s lowest rating is for its interior; it's trying too hard to be a race car but, in my opinion, it?s not. The car 's exterior, however, is amazing! It?s perfectly crafted, and small details like the logo are very important to me. Even though I do not consider it to be a race car, the speed and horsepower are outstanding! On a scale of 1-10, I?d give it an 8 out of 10. While the interior has some drawbacks, the rest of this car is great! Again, I believe that this car is awesome!

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I ?m her e t o t el l you about some of t hose obscur e i nst r ument s t hat you won?t f i nd i n your r egul ar mar chi ng band, but f i r st you need t o know one t hi ng; consor t s ar e smal l gr oups of i nst r ument s or si nger s t hat pl ay or si ng t oget her .

To keep i t si mpl e, you?l l be hear i ng about sopr ano, al t o, t enor , and bass i nst r ument s. Sopr ano, al t o, t enor , and bass, or SATB f or shor t , ar e some r anges of how hi gh pi t ched sound t he si nger or i nst r ument can make wi t h sopr ano bei ng t he hi ghest and bass bei ng t he l owest . Because an i nst r ument has t o get bi gger t o cr eat e a l ower pi t ch and smal l er t o cr eat e a hi gher pi t ch, consor t s br i ng i n some wei r d l ooki ng i nst r ument s.


Recor der s One i nst r ument t hat most peopl e have pl ayed i s t he r ecor der . I f you di d, you pr obabl y pl ayed t he sopr ano r ecor der . The sopr ano r ecor der i s onl y one of f our i n a SATB r ecor der consor t . We?l l st ar t by l ooki ng at our r ef er ence poi nt , t he sopr ano r ecor der , and move up f r om t her e. I f you went t o Lower School , you may st i l l have a sopr ano r ecor der . Even i f i t ' s no l onger i n your possessi on, you mi ght st i l l have t he vi vi d memor y of f ai l i ng "Hot Cr oss Buns" and st ayi ng i nsi de at r ecess j ust t o ear n t hat pr i zed whi t e st r i ng ar ound t he bot t om of your r ecor der so you coul d f eel val i dat ed bef or e l unch t hat day. Thi s most - commonl y known ver si on of t he r ecor der i s Bass Recor der : The second f r om bot t om. appr oxi mat el y one f oot l ong. At a l ower pi t ch t han t he sopr ano r ecor der i i s usual l y consi der ed t he st andar d r ecor der Goi ng up f r om t hat r ecor der i s t he t enor whi l ong and i s known f or i t s r i ch sof t t ones; i t t hat wor ks on i t s own.

s t he al t o r ecor der . The al t o si ze at about 19 i nches. ch cl ocks i n at 25 i nches ?s one of t he f ew r ecor der s

The r ar est , l owest , and l ast r ecor der of t hi s SATB consor t i s t he bass r ecor der . I t comes i n at ar ound 3 f eet but i s known f or t he bend usual l y f ound i n i t s body, so i t can be pl ayed easi er . Ther e ar e mor e r ecor der s wi t h t he l ar gest , t he cont r abass, comi ng i n at ei ght f eet and t he smal l est , t he Gar kl ei n- Fl รถt l ei n, onl y measur i ng hal f a f oot , but t her e i s mor e t o t al k about .

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Tenor Recor der

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The Cr umhor n The second i nst r ument you?l l be r eadi ng about i s t he Cr umhor n or Kr ummhor n. The cr umhor n i s a woodwi nd i nst r ument , meani ng i t ?s made out of wood and t he pl ayer bl ows i nt o i t . I t appear ed i n t he 16t h cent ur y dur i ng t he Renai ssance. The cr umhor n?s use sor t of f i zzl ed out by t he end of t he Renai ssance, but i t has seen a r ebi r t h i n r ecent decades. Ther e ar e t wo di st i ngui shi ng f eat ur es about t he cr umhor n t hat makes i t such an i nt er est i ng i nst r ument . The f i r st i s t hat i t ?s bent i nt o t he shape of a "J". Thi s mi ght have been done because i t was f i r st made out of t hi ngs l i ke r am hor ns, and t he cur ved par t of i t sor t of j ust st uck. The second f eat ur e i s t hat t he cr umhor n has a capped r eed. The r eed i s t he par t of a l ot of i nst r ument s and i s l ocat ed wher e t he pl ayer bl ows i nt o t he i nst r ument i t sel f .

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A capped r eed means t hat t her e i s a r eed i nsi de of anot her r eed i n t he cr umhor n. Because of t hat , t he cr umhor n makes sor t of a buzzi ng noi se when pl ayed. The cr umhor n or i gi nat es f r om Engl and and Ger many. The Engl i sh cal l ed i t t he cr umhor n because cr ump means beant i n ol d Engl i sh, and t he Ger mans cal l ed i t t he Kr ummhor n f or pr et t y much t he same r easons but i n t hei r l anguage. The cr umhor n i s pl ayed al most t he same as t he r ecor der . The pl ayer put s t hei r f i nger s on t he hol es of t he cr umhor n t o make di f f er ent not es and bl ows t hr ough t he r eed. I t ?s usual l y f ound i n consor t s because on i t s own i t j ust sounds sor t of bad. Ever y cr umhor n i n a consor t l ooks pr et t y much t he same except i n di f f er ent si zes. You mi ght t hi nk t hat cr umhor ns ar e wei r d, but t her e?s anot her i nst r ument f r om t he 16t h cent ur y wher e wei r d woul d be an under st at ement .


The Ser pent That i nst r ument i s t he ser pent . You need a l i t t l e backgr ound t o under st and why t he ser pent was even made. I n t he Mi ddl e Ages, Pope Gr egor y I made somet hi ng cal l ed t he Gr egor i an Chant . The Gr egor i an Chant was an a capel l a, meani ng wi t hout i nst r ument s, song i n Lat i n t hat a bunch of men woul d si ng i n chur ch. Most of t he t i me i n r eal l y bi g chur ches, t he men wer en?t l oud enough t o r each t he ot her si de of t he chur ch, but t her e wasn?t anyt hi ng t o hel p wi t h t hat . Someone event ual l y t hought of maki ng an i nst r ument t hat was i ndi st i ngui shabl e f r om t he sound of t he men?s voi ces and woul d al so be l oud enough t o be hear d ar ound t he chur ch. I n 1590, t hi s i dea was f i nal l y made i nt o t he ser pent . Ther e?s l i t t l e i nf or mat i on on who act ual l y i nvent ed t he ser pent , but t her e i s st i l l i nf or mat i on sayi ng t hat a Fr ench cl er gyman cal l ed Canon EdmĂŠ Gui l l aume was i nvol ved i n i t s cr eat i on. Thi s i s a cont r abass ser pent , whi ch i s way bi gger t han a nor mal ser pent

Ther e?s not enough i nf or mat i on t o know i f t he ser pent was act ual l y used i n Gr egor i an Chant s, but i t was st i l l used nonet hel ess. I t has a r ange f r om C bel ow bass cl ef , whi ch i s pr et t y much j ust a l i ne under al l t he ot her l i nes t hat ar e nor mal l y i n one of t he l owest cl ef s, t he bass cl ef , t o mi ddl e C, whi ch i s t he opposi t e of C bel ow bass cl ef . Because of t hi s, t he ser pent had t o be r eal l y l ong, so i t was cur ved i nt o a doubl e S, whi ch i s pr et t y much an S at t ached t o t he t oo bi g bot t om of anot her S. The ser pent woul d of t en r est on t he l ap of t he pl ayer , but t he mout hpi ece, wher e you bl ow i nt o t he ser pent , was hal f of t he i nst r ument away, so i t had t o cur ve ar ound t he f i r st S t o t he pl ayer ?s mout h. I f i t was pl ayed l oud enough, t he ser pent coul d al so sound l i ke a l ar ge ani mal i n di st r ess. Sor t of l i ke t he cr umhor n, t he ser pent has seen a bi t of a r ebi r t h i n r ecent decades but not enough t o get i t t o be as common as t he moder n cr umhor n. That ?s al l I have f or t hi s ar t i cl e, but i f you want t o know mor e, l ook i t up! I onl y used about one websi t e per par agr aph, and I know t her e?s mor e out t her e, so go f i nd i t i f you r eal l y l i ked t hi s ar t i cl e.


Wh at 's Th e Big Deal? By Th om as M acau lay

Ou r Beau t i f u l Pi n e Tr ees We have beautiful pine trees around campus. Some people don't realize this, but these trees have lots of history. Our Upper School newspaper, The Pine Needl e, is named after these trees. Our school song also mentions "the swaying pines" in its lyrics.


Wi l t on Hal l Most people think that this place is old. But how old is it? Did you know that Wilton Hall was built in 1926. At one time, Wilton Hall was St. Christopher's Lower School. After the modern-day Lower School was built, Wilton Hall became the Middle School. The two wings were added later.

Ou r St at u e This statute was donated by the Luck Family. It was installed on campus during the summer of 2018. This statue is named ?The Winner.? On Halloween, this statue was dressed as Minecraft Steve.

Ph ot ogr aph y By Th om as M acau lay


Spikeball By: Nich olas M an et as an d Scot t Bu t t er f ield Spik ebal l is a spor t sim il ar to vol l eybal l an d Fou r squ ar e. It can be pl ayed al m ost an ywh er e an d r equ ir es a n et an d a bal l . Spik ebal l is official l y pl ayed with two team s of two stan din g ar ou n d th e n et. Pl ayer s stan d five feet away fr om th e n et an d th e ser vin g team ser ves. After th is, pl ayer s get th r ee tou ch es as a team to pu t th e bal l back on th e n et. Th e fir st team th at can ?t do th is l oses th e poin t. Addition al l y,if th e bal l h its th e r im of th e n et th e spik in g team l oses th e poin t. M atch es can be pl ayed to h owever m an y poin ts team s decide. At sch ool , we h ave m ade u p var iation s of th is, bu t th is is h ow com petitive Spik ebal l is pl ayed. *N ote: N ot ever yone plays Spikeball by these r ules and var iations.

1v 1: 1v1 is n ot com m on l y pl ayed, bu t wh en pl ayed, pl ayer s get eith er two or th r ee tou ch es (depen din g on pl ayer con sen su s) to pu t th e bal l back on th e n et. Poin ts can on l y be won by th e ser vin g team (u su al l y)


Battl e Royal e: Battle Royale n or m al l y tak es pl ace at r ecess wh en l im ited n ets ar e avail abl e an d l ots of peopl e wan t to pl ay. Peopl e wil l u su al l y star t ch an tin g "Battle Royale," an d th e peopl e th at br ou gh t ou t th e n et wil l even tu al l y give in . H owever m an y pl ayer s ar e pl ayin g stan d ar ou n d th e n et an d wait for th e ser ve. After th e ser vice, ever yth in g becom es h igh l y ch aotic, an d wh en on e per son can ?t r etu r n th e bal l , ever yon e star ts ch an tin g an d fin ger -poin tin g. Nor m al l y peopl e sh y away fr om th e bal l , n ot wan tin g to get ou t, an d th is is wh en disagr eem en ts devel op. K i ng of th e Court/ Pro scri ms: King of the Cour t is pr obabl y th e m ost com m on l y pl ayed var ian t du r in g m or n in g an d r ecess br eak . It al l ows for l ar ge n u m ber s of peopl e to pl ay with ou t th e u su al ch aos of Battle Royale. In King of the Cour t, th e r u l es ar e th e sam e as th e 2v2 var ian t, with th e addition of on e poin t m atch es. On ce a team becom es k in g, th ey pl ay th e n ext tim e in l in e. If th ey win th ey stay k in g, an d if th ey l ose th ey r etu r n to th e back of th e l in e an d wait u n til th eir n ext tu r n . King of the Cour t is a l ot of fu n , bu t som etim es peopl e cu t th e l in e or ?team u n team ." To "team u n team " a per son wil l ask th e per son at th e fr on t of th e l in e, ?Team u n team ??an d th e per son at th e fr on t wil l l et th em get beh in d th em . H owever , th is is u n com m on an d u su al l y said as a jok e. Th e m ain issu e is l in e cu ttin g. Th is m ak es King of the Cour t l ess fu n for ever yon e pl ayin g. Pr o Scr im s ar e basical l y King of the Cour t bu t with fewer team s. Pl ayer s wil l gr ab a n et an d set u p a pr o scr im . Th ese wil l u su al l y con sist of th r ee or fou r team s an d wil l on l y be l im ited to ?pr os?. Pr o scr im s ar e pr etty m u ch ju st a way for peopl e to pl ay with th eir fr ien ds with ou t l on g l in es or cu ttin g. Th e fir st Spik ebal l tou r n am en t was h el d Fr iday,Novem ber 2n d. Th e tou r n am en t was h osted by th e Stu den t Cou n cil an d l ed by M ax Bu on o, Stu den t Cou n cil Pr esiden t. Jer om e th e H ot Dog M an was at th e even t. Th e 6th -gr ade win n er was team Cal dwel l . Th e 8th -gr ade fin al was between team W ise/ Agh dam i an d team Kin g/ M u r ph y. Th e win n in g was team W ise/ Agh dam i. Citations: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeTIUljUwAUVCJs.jpg

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Food Frenzy? by M anni ng Leach man Do students th i nk th ere i s a probl em w i th th e f ood i n th e di ni ng h al l ? Th i s year I h eard a l ot of M i ddl e Sch ool students tal k i ng about th e f ood i n th e di ni ng h al l . Th i s spark ed my i dea to send out a surv ey to th e enti re M i ddl e Sch ool to l earn more. One h undred and ni nety tw o students f rom al l th ree grades i n th e M i ddl e Sch ool answ ered th e surv ey. Forty percent of th e students w h o took th e surv ey w ere i n 8th grade, w h i l e anoth er 40% w ere f rom th e sev enth grade. Onl y 20%of th e students w h o answ ered w ere f rom 6th grade. A s you can see f rom th e data on th e nex t page, students w ere ask ed f our q uesti ons. Wi th each q uesti on, students sh ared f eedback on th ree di f f erent categori es of di ni ng h al l f ood: entrees, sandw h i ch / sal ad bar, and desserts. On th e surv ey, many students req uested th at th ey coul d get th e ch i pw i ch es back . A cti on w as soon tak en b y Student Counci l Presi dent, M ax i mus Buono . M ax i mus reach ed out to our Di ni ng Hal l Di rector, M r. Ernst, to get more days w i th th ese ch i pw i ch es on our menu. Th i s w as a w i n f or th e students. Hopef ul l y th e desserts w i l l conti nue to i mprov e to meet th e cri teri a of th e students. Wh i l e our surv ey rev eal ed th at many students are not i n f av or of th i s year's entrees, i t al so i nf ormed us th at 16%of students pref er th e current sel ecti ons. Ev en th ough th e sal ad/ sandw i ch b ar w as rated as " th e same" by 62%of our students, th e 8th grade cl ass mi gh t possi bl y gi v e i t h i gh er rev i ew s at th i s poi nt. Si nce th e ti me of th i s surv ey, 8th graders h av e recei v ed permi ssi on to use th e pani ni presser w h i ch w as a b i g h i t as w el l ! PaperBoy w oul d l i k e to th ank al l of th e students w h o responded to th i s surv ey as w el l as M r. Ernst f or v al ui ng our i nput.


Surv ey Resul ts How ar e t h e en t r ees t h is year com par ed t o last year ?

How w ou ld you r at e t h e salad an d san dw ich bar s t h is year vs. last year ?

Over all, h ow ar e t h e desser t s t h is year vs. last year ?

Over all, h ow is t h e f ood n ow com par ed t o t h e begin n in g of t h e year ?


Wr it in g C o n t e s t Win n e r s M r . Kn igh t t each es 6t h an d 7t h gr ade En glish . He also r u n s sever al w r it in g con t est s t h r ou gh ou t t h e sch ool year . On Oct ober 10t h , h e sen t ou t an in vit at ion f or t h e f ir st con t est of t h is year w it h t h e f ollow in g ch allen ge: Write ONE brilliant paragraph about your favorite food. Use sensory details so your readers feel like they are eating it too! Use the food review excerpts below as inspiration for your writing! Try to avoid writing ?My favorite food is ______________.? Let your reader discover your food as he/ she reads your piece.

by Lu k e Jon es

A l ex a nd er Ger t en er

'25

Slathering the peanut butter on the segments of toast gives off an aroma that persuades me to pass out with delight. As I stroll to the table, my head swirls with the temptation of the delicious morsel. Once my teeth pierce the crunchy, hard outer crust, an outburst of flavor crushes my tongue. In between the slices of lightly toasted bread, the rich, silky peanut butter taste jolts against the minutely thin wedges of banana resulting in a explosion of zest.

B e a uf o r d Ma t h e ws '25 The greasy, crunchy skin, tender on my tongue, was a delight, savory and flavorful. I brought the juicy piece of fried chicken away from my lips, turned it, inhaled its cooked scent, and sunk my teeth into the juicy meat once again. The meat was paradise on my palate, better than anything I had ever tasted before, and an explosion of juices dribbled on my tongue. After I had finished the beautiful drumstick, I put the bone, now picked clean, onto my plate and reached my greasy fingers for yet another piece.


Ol iv e r Smit h '24 The homemade pesto emerged out of the blooming basil leaves outside, petals vibrant with life, giving out a euphoric aroma. The appetizing mixture of fused nuts with salt and sugar and blended with al-dente linguine, and after all of that, grated parmesan sprinkled on top is glorious. A delectable bowl of light and heaven sitting right there on your rough and chipped table. I twirl the pasta through the steel prongs of my fork and with great enthusiasm bite the mouth-watering concoction off the utensil. My mouth is instantly filled with savory sensations and my body lights up with happiness and content like a leaf in the middle of photosynthesis, receiving the nutrients that it needs from the blaring and glowing fiery ball of brightness.

Fo r d C l a r k '23 My mouth begins to tingle when I hear the words fall out of my mother ?s mouth. Pizza. Though hours away, I can feel the warm triangle of love in my hand, taunting my mouth. The time finally arrives. When I hear the doorbell ring, the anticipation is too much to bear. At last, I pick up the first slice. The sea of cheese sizzles and bubbles in my hand. The circular pepperoni looks like continents. I imagine little countries and villages. However, that does not stop me. Without warning, the pizza is swallowed by the black hole that is my mouth. Tough luck.


Meet JoaquinPrera Story by : Ch arl i e A gh dami Q: W hat is something that w e nor mal l y do her e but w oul d be w eir d to do in Guatemal a?

A: Here, my host family and I usually eat dinner around five or six o'clock, but in Guatemala we usually eat dinner around eight. Q: W hat is your favor ite subject at St. Chr is?

A: My favorite subject is US History with Mr. Brown because it is interesting to learn about a new country. Q: So far w hat is your favor ite Amer ican r estaur ant or fast food pl ace?

A: I really like Chick fil-a. Q: W hat is your favor ite book and w hat did you l ik e about that book ?

A: I like the book Crossover because I really like basketball. In fact, I liked it so much that I read it in one night. Q: W hat is your favor ite spor t?

A: My favorite sport is basketball, but I also practice taekwondo. Q: Do you have any br other s or sister s?

A: I have a younger brother who is ten, and I have a younger sister who is seven. Q: How did you become a Vir ginia Caval ier s fan?

A: My host family took me to some football and basketball games, and I liked them.


Meet FabiandelaTorre Story by : Ch arl i e A gh dami

Q: W hat is something that w e nor mal l y do her e but w oul d be w eir d to do in Guatemal a?

A: In Guatemala, we usually don't watch American football, but here we watch it a lot. Q: W hat is your favor ite subject at St. Chr is?

A: My favorite subject is Algebra 1 with Mr. Holloway. Q: So far w hat is your favor ite Amer ican r estaur ant or fast food pl ace?

A: I like all of them. Q: W hat is your favor ite spor t and w hat position do you pl ay in that spor t?

A: My favorite sport is soccer, and I am a goalie. Q: W hat have you enjoyed the most at St. Chr is?

A: I really like the friends and teachers I have. Q: Do you have any br other s or sister s?

A: I have a younger brother who is six, and I have a younger sister who is six. Q: W hat is you favor ite Amer ican spor ts team?

A: I like the Dallas Cowboys. Q: Do you think that your Engl ish pr epar ed you w el l for your stay?

A: I think there were a lot of phrases that I didn't know, but it hasn't been too hard.


Mr. Baylor'sDog

Stella By Noble Cosby

St ella w as bor n in Selm a, Nor t h Car olin a on Ju ly 6t h , 2017. Sh e w as on e of six pu ps: f ou r w er e all black an d t w o w er e black an d w h it e. St ella is on e-h alf Cock er Span iel an d on e-h alf Poodle. Her or igin al ow n er s w er e a m in ist er an d h is w if e. On e of t h e r eason s M r . Baylor ch ose h er br eed is t h at sh e doesn't sh ed an d doesn't sm ell lik e a dog except w h en sh e h as been playin g w it h ot h er dogs. Th e Baylor f am ily h as h ad dogs m ost of t h eir m ar r ied lif e, bu t St ella is t h e f ir st "pu r e br eed" dog t h ey h ave ow n ed. M r . Baylor h as gr ow n u p w it h all k in ds of dogs: a Sain t Ber n ar d, t w o Ger m an Sh epar ds, a Golden Ret r iever , an d a Poodle n am ed Jacqu e la St r ap. St ella's f u ll n am e is St ella Isabella Baylor . St ella is qu it e act ive at sch ool an d loves t o play w it h Lok i, M r War e's dog, du r in g r ecess; in f act , sh e dom in at es M r . War e's dog an d can lit er ally r u n cir cles ar ou n d h im ! On e of h er f avor it e t r ick s at h om e is t o f in d sock s, r em ot e con t r ols, or an y t ype of plast ic it em an d play k eep-aw ay w it h M r . Baylor . Sh e also en joys pr et en din g sh e is a cat an d w alk in g on t op of t h e back of M r . Baylor 's f u r n it u r e.


Middle School Survey Top 3 Books In The Library by Berkeley Edmunds and Bennett Long

Which book do you think is the most liked in the library? Well, we sent out a survey to find out. Our most popular book was Lockdown: Escape from the furnace. Here is a little summary of Lockdown: Escape from the furnace: A boy is framed for his best friend's murder and sent to an extreme version of juvie called "The Furnace." He is sent there, and the conditions are more than harsh. Then, people are being taken so he tries to find a way out with his cell mate, Donovan, and best friend, Zee. This place does not care if you die. This book took 20% of the ballot. Its runner-up was Variant with 17% of the ballot. In addition, Loot came in third with 14% of the ballot. We had 126 responses, and 8th grade responded the most. My pick was Lockdown: Escape from the furnace and Bennett?s was Variant. Thank you for submitting. We hope your favorite book placed high enough to be mentioned.


Berkeley & Bennet t : Our Top Three

The library holds many good books throughout its shelves, but here are some of our favorites. One of our favorites is Variant by Rob Wells. This book is full of action, suspense, and numerous plot twists. The story is mainly about an orphan boy named Benson Fisher who ends up going to a private school and starts to live a rich life. But, he quickly begins to gain suspicion about the school and does everything in his power to discover the hidden secrets of this school. Another one of our favorites is Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz. This book is great for anyone who loves action, suspense and a good mystery. In this story, a boy named Michael lives with his family in Nazi Germany. But, his family is not the average family. His parents are spies said to be Irish diplomats in Germany. Like all of the teenage boys in Germany, Michael joined the Hitler Youth. On one of his scout hikes, he finds a British pilot who had crashed in the area, and his adventure beings with his efforts to hide and protect this pilot from the Germans. Lastly, one of our favorite series is the sports mystery series that starts with The Final Four by John Feinstein. This book is perfect for anyone who loves a good mystery but also loves sports and action. In this book, two teenagers named Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson work as press during popular sports events. But during these events, they always end up somehow getting tangled up in a wild mystery that ends up making them go on outrages journeys and adventures at these events.


Library St at s: Top 3 books checked out

Have you ever wondered what books are the most checked out in our middle school library? Well with help from the Middle School catalog we found that out. We chose the range of September 1, 2016 to November 2018. We chose this range because we wanted to be able to see the number of books that have been checked out as well as to see results that all three of the current grades in the middle school would have taken part in. The most checked out book from this time range is The Last Thing I Remember by Andrew Klavan. In that time period, it has been checked out a total of 86 times. Also, during its entire time in the Middle School, it has had 169 total checkouts. The second most frequently checked out book is Click Here To Start by Denis Markwell. Over the course of our time range, it has been checked out 81 times. Lastly, the book that is in third place for most check outs in this time range is Variant by Robinson Wells. Over the course of this time range, it has been checked out 64 times, and it has also been checked out a total of 188 times during its time in the Middle School Library.


Getti ng to Know : M r. Blai r By Jay Munson What inspired you to become a teacher? I've always known I wanted to work with kids thanks to my experiences in school and at Camp Virginia. I was lucky enough to have some amazing teachers, coaches, and camp counselors that took the time to get to know me beyond just my name and how I did in class or on the field. Having people that genuinely cared about me helped me develop as a person and, as I got older, really made me want to be able to pass along the experiences I was able to have to others.

What do you like about St. Christopher 's so far? What I have liked the most about St. Christopher 's is the sense of community and welcome. I'm only in four classes, but thanks to subbing some last year, I feel like I know way more people than just the guys I see in the classroom every day. I enjoy showing up every morning and being greeted by guys I have in class and by those that I don't get to see in class. In a bigger school, that feeling is lost a little bit because you have 30 students per class and over a thousand in the building.

What was it like when you were in middle school? My Middle School experience was pretty similar to today except we did not have our own laptops and spikeball did not exist. We had to go to the computer lab if we needed a computer during study hall.


What do you like about teaching and what do you look forward to in your teaching career?

My favorite part of teaching is getting to know the guys in the classroom and doing what I can to help them be successful. Middle School helps grow the foundation for the skills, both academic and interpersonal, that you will use in Upper School, college, and beyond. I want to be able to help pass along some of those skills anyway that I can.

What are some interesting or fun facts about you?

I am the youngest of four siblings: two brothers and one sister (they all played soccer in college). I have two nephews: Gus (4) & Beau (1). Both my parents worked as teachers, with my dad about to retire as the Middle School Head of Collegiate -- the school down the road. I've spent at least part of twenty-three summers at camp between Camp Virginia and Camp River 's Bend.


Teacher Feature:

M r . M i l l sp au gh By Jeffrey Mit chell M r . M i l l sp au gh i s an i n t er n t each er an d co ach f o r St . C h r i st o p h er ?s M i d d l e Sch o o l . H e cu r r en t l y w o r k s w i t h M r . B r ow n t each i n g h i st o r y. M r . M i l l sp au gh gr ew u p i n B et h esd a, M ar y l an d , w h i ch i s a su b u r b an ar ea t o D .C . H e en j oy ed a h ap p y ch i l d h o o d by p l ay i n g h i s t h r ee f av o r i t e sp o r t s: l acr o sse, f o o t b al l , an d b ask et b al l . T h en h e d eci d ed t o m ov e so u t h t o at t en d t h e p r est i gi o u s U n i v er si t y o f V i r gi n i a. M r . M i l l sp au gh d escr i b es h i s ex p er i en ce t h er e as, ?M u ch l i k e m y ch i l d h o o d , m y t i m e at U VA w as f u l l o f gr ow t h an d r em ai n s a so u r ce o f f o n d m em o r i es an d v al u ab l e l esso n s.? B u t w h at d i d h e d eci d e t o d o af t er U VA ? W h i l e M r . M i l l sp au gh d o u b l e m aj o r ed i n En gl i sh an d U r b an Pl an n i n g, h e o n l y h ad o n e b i g go al i n h i s m i n d - - t o t each . So , h e so u gh t af t er a t each i n g j o b , an d t h at i s w h en h e f o u n d St . C h r i st o p h er ?s. H e w as p ar t n er ed t h i s su m m er w i t h M r . B r ow n an d i s n ow h el p i n g h i m by t each i n g so m e o f h i s cl ass p er i o d s. M r . M i l l sp au gh i s h av i n g a gr eat t i m e w i t h t h e St . C h r i st o p h er ?s co m m u n i t y, an d h e l o o k s f o r w ar d t o t each i n g an d co ach i n g ev er y d ay. A f t er h i s i n t er n sh i p , M r . M i l l sp au gh w an t s t o co n t i n u e t o t each an d co ach m i d d l e sch o o l er s f o r a l o n g t i m e. H o p ef u l l y St . C h r i st o p h er ?s w i l l b e a h el p f u l an d m em o r ab l e st ep t ow ar d f u l f i l l i n g h i s d r eam .


A Teacher 's Life By Noah Sw it zer If you go t o Saint Chr ist opher 's, you?ve pr obably hear d t he names Mr s. Wilson and Dr. Hunt er, but who ar e t hese people? What do t hey like? What do t hey do in t heir f r ee t ime? What?s t heir job her e? I have wonder ed t hese quest ions t oo, and so I decided t o int er view t hem. Below ar e t he quest ions and t heir answer s. Wh at ?s you r f u ll n am e? -

Ch r ist in e Elizabet h Wilson

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Jam es War r en Hu n t er

Wh at is you r job at St . Ch r ist oph er 's? -

Dir ect or of St u den t Lif e an d M at h Teach er

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Head of M iddle Sch ool

Wh er e w er e you bor n ? -

Rich m on d

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Rich m on d, VA

Tell m e abou t you r f am ily,do you h ave an y k ids or pet s? -

M y h u sban d, Ben , an d I h ave t w o boys (Tat e 11, Tu ck er 8). We h ave on e dog (An n abelle is 2) .

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I h ave t w o k ids - For d (6) an d Cam pbell (4). M y dog is Ch ar les. M y w if e is n am ed Kat y.

Wh at do you lik e m or e cat s or dogs? -

Dogs!

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Dogs

Wh at do you do in you r f r ee t im e? -

I lik e t o play gam es w it h m y f am ily an d An n abelle...an d I lik e t o sh op:)

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Play w it h k ids, r ead, golf , an y spor t s.


Wh en you w er e a k id, w h at did w an t t o be w h en you gr ew u p? -

A t each er or law yer

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Pr of ession al baseball player

Wh at did you do in you r f r ee t im e as a k id? -

Played ou t side a lot (r idin g bik es, sk at in g, et c.)

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I gr ew u p on a lak e, an d m y f r ien d Ch r is an d I h ad an aw esom e f or t in t h e w oods/ sw am py ar ea ar ou n d t h e lak e.

Wh at ?s you r f u n n iest t each in g m om en t ? -

M y ver y f ir st day t each in g in t h e m iddle sch ool a m ou se w as cau gh t in t h e t r ap in m y r oom . A br ave st u den t t r ied t o be h elpf u l an d em pt y t h e t r ap bu t it didn't go w ell...

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Way t oo m an y t o list ju st on e. I love t h at I st ill get t o be an advisor becau se t h is is w h en I get t o see st u den t s in a m or e r elaxed set t in g w h ich u su ally leads t o f u n n y m om en t s.

If you w on $10,000,000 w h at w ou ld you do w it h it ? -

I w ou ld give a lot t o ch ar it ies, bu y a h u ge h ou se at t h e beach t o sh ar e w it h f r ien ds an d f am ily, an d t ak e m y en t ir e f am ily on a h u ge vacat ion !

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Bu ild a br an d n ew STC M iddle Sch ool bu ildin g w it h st at e of t h e ar t f eat u r es (an d a golf cou r se!)

The final questions were optional because I didn?t want to make the inter view too long, but Mr s. Wilson and Dr . Hunter answered all of them. Their answer s are on the next page.


A ll The Thin gs You Ev er W an t ed To Kn ow A bout A n A dmin ist rat or, But W ere A f raid To A sk.... by N oah Sw i t zer

A pen gu in w alk s t h r ou gh t h at door r igh t n ow w ear in g a som br er o. Wh at does h e say an d w h y is h e h er e? -

It ?s Cin co de M ayo, an d h e says, ?Hola! I thought the other penguins were meeting here."

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He says, ?Dรณnde estรก la fiesta?? an d h e is h er e f or t h e par t y.

You ?ve been given an eleph an t . You can?t give it aw ay or sell it , w h at w ou ld you do w it h it ? -

So f u n ! I w ou ld n am e h im Teen y, t r ain h im t o do t r ick s, an d pu t on a back yar d cir cu s...an d give t h e m on ey r aised t o ch ar it y:)

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Tr ain it an d st ar t m ak in g m on ey by of f er in g r ides an d en t er in g h im in cir cu s even t s.

If you w er e on an islan d an d cou ld on ly br in g t h r ee t h in gs, w h at w ou ld you br in g an d w h y? -

Assu m in g a boat or a ph on e is ou t of t h e qu est ion ... I w ou ld br in g a w at er f ilt er , bu g spr ay, an d f lar e!

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A br idge-in -a-box, an air plan e, an d som e su n block .

Wou ld you r at h er f igh t on e h or se-sized du ck or on e-h u n dr ed du ck -sized h or ses? -

On e h or se sized du ck .

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On e-h u n dr ed du ck sized h or ses, I am scar ed of du ck s.

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Movie & Restaurant Reviews


A Symbiot ic st or y By :

Wi ns t on Mor r i s

Venom

i s t h e best m ov i e I?v e seen al l y ear . It j u st r each ed t h e

$800M m i l est on e, so I can ?t w ai t t o see w h at a sequ el w i l l br i n g u s. Th e st or y i s based on t h e l ov abl e M ar v el an t i -v i l l ai n k n ow n as Ven om w h o i s pl ay ed by Tom Har dy. Th e n ew m ov i e t w i st ed t h e l or e a bi t , so I?ll di scu ss t h e com i cs f i r st .

Th e or i gi n al Ven om f r om t h e com i cs first appeared as a symbiote in The Amazing Spider Man #252 as part of Peter ?s suit. It wasn?t until issue #299 that the Extraterrestrial Creature was pulled off of Spider Man and bonded with his main host, Eddie Brock, but Venom is not the only symbiote. A few of the other symbiotes are known as Carnage, Riot, Scream, Lasher, Toxin, and Mania. Only two of these symbiotes appeared in the movie. Riot appeared as the antagonist and Carnage appeared in the after credits scene.

Now let ?s t alk abou t t h e m ovie? . The movie followed a separate storyline in which a company known as the Life Foundation collects symbiotes from an asteroid. But in the beginning, something happens, and a symbiote escapes. In the new movie, Eddie gains the symbiote from a patient from the Life Foundation. I have to say, my favorite scene from the movie is the climactic battle scene between Venom and Riot in the end. I hope you enjoyed learning more about Venom, and as some Venom fans say, "Have a good life." Ph ot o Cr edit s: scyfy.com (photo); wikipedia (venom comics)


Sh rek : Past , Presen t , an d Fu t ure by Ch ar lie Seam an & JAC Bor ich

Overview Sh r ek is a f ict ion al ogr e ch ar act er in t h e lan d of m ak e-believe. He w en t on cr azy adven t u r es an d h ad m an y r idicu lou s f r ien ds, in clu din g: A t alk in g don k ey, a cat w it h t h e m in dset of a n in ja, an d a gin ger br ead cook ie.

Fun Fact s Shrek w as r eleased in t h eat er s in 2001. In 2002, it w as r eleased in Blu -Ray an d DVD. 2018 Shrek Present Th er e ar e 4 goin g on 5 Shrek m ovies. In 2019 t h er e w ill be a 5t h m ovie f or Shrek bu t , t h er e is n o exact r elease dat e yet .. 201 8 - ____ Shrek Fut ure Th is w ill pr obably be t h e f in al layer in t h e Shrek ser ies. Th e act or s ar e older , t h eir m ovie st yles ar e dif f er en t , an d people ar e m ovin g on . Bu t you n ever k n ow .....

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20 0 1 Bu r ger Kin g pu t s Sh r ek t oys in t h eir k ids m eals (st ar t in g M ay 7) 20 0 1 Shrek pr em ier ed at t h e

2001 Can n es Film Fest ival .

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Shrek h as h is f ir st bir t h day.

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Shrek spin -of f ser ies is r eleased.

20 0 4

Shrek Two w as r eleased.

20 0 4

Sh r ek w as in clu ded as a bon u s u n lock able ch ar act er

in t h e video gam e Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (2004).

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Shrek's dist r ibu t ion r igh t s w er e pu r ch ased by Dr eam

Wor k s An im at ion f r om Par am ou n t Pict u r es.

20 0 5 Super Shrek

Slam bask et ball gam e w as r eleased.

20 07 Shrek The Third w as r eleased. 20 07 By t h en t h e Shrek f r an ch ise h ad m ade over 322.7 m illion dollar s.

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Sept em ber 10, Shrek the Musical pr em ier s.

Shrek Forever After w as r eleased in t h eat er s M ay 21,

alon g w it h t w o h oliday specials.

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Bi l ly Pi e Restau r an t Rev i ew By : Bol l i n g Poar ch Billy Pie is a new pizza restaurant located at the intersection of Patterson and Three Chopt. Customers are able to see the pizzas being made and put in the oven to cook. The pizza at Billy Pie is different from most pizza chains, because their menu features red, white, and one green pizza. They also have desserts, salads, and antipasti, which are like appetizers. The menu at Billy Pie has a lot of different types of pie which include pepperoni, margherita and naked pizzas. Something that is important for some people is that the atmosphere is very nice. They have table, booth, bar, and high table seatings, so you can choose which type you like. A very nice addition, which probably gets more use during the warmer months, is a joggling board outside the restaurant. You can sit outside, joggle, and socialize on the bench while you wait. Most important, the food is delicious. It's some of the best genuine pizza I have ever tasted. Billy Pie is one of my favorite spots to get pizza in Richmond, and I hope you consider giving it a try!

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By Lu k e Pen dlebu r y The smell of freshly baked bread makes its way to you as soon as you open the doors to Proper Pie Company. You see all of the sweets and savories lined up behind the glass window, which now has the fog of your breath on it while you try to figure out which item to pick. When you finally figure out what you're going to get, you start second guessing yourself for something else. Sooner or later, half of what the store is selling crept it's way onto your plate.

The people who run Proper Pie Company are truly amazing. The cashier helped us gather our order by telling us which pies were his favorite and which one's he would pick. This saved me a great amount of time Ph ot o Cr edit : Rich m on d M agazin e instead of picking pies myself and running the risk of picking one of the lesser pies. The atmosphere of the place is also incredible. It isn't too fancy, nor is it too casual. It really makes you feel more like you are in a home instead of a restaurant.

The steak pie was delicious. It had potatoes, steak, and many other things in it which made it incredible. Another delicious pie was lamb pie. That had lamb, potatoes, and beans in it which combined to create greatness.

There were also great desserts here too. One of these desserts was the raspberry and chocolate pie. This had a creamy inside and a delicious crust. Once you took a bite, you wouldn't be able to stop eating it. Another great dessert is the blueberry apple pie. It fills your mouth up with its flavor as soon as you put it into your mouth.

Over all, I t h in k t h at Pr oper Pie Com pan y is t r u ly am azin g, an d I w ou ld go back t h er e an yt im e I h ad a ch an ce. Th e f ood w as gr eat , t h e ser vice w as am azin g, an d t h e at m osph er e r eally m ade you f eel at h om e. I w ou ld h igh ly r ecom m en d goin g h er e f or a lat e br eak f ast or lu n ch .

All food photos by Luke Pendlebury


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17 Year s o f Fo o t b al l St o r y by C ar so n B r ow n Page D esi gn by D o u gi e B o ar d m an

Tom Brady is a football legend. He has won five Super Bowls throughout his 17-year career. Tom Brady went to the University of Michigan and played football for them. Brady has been involved with football for most of his life, and he is looking to play longer than any other quarterback. Tom Brady has been an elite ever since. At this rate, Brady believes that he can go another seven years. Tom Brady has not been really slowing down when he has been playing. I don't understand why he chose to continue his career for this long. Does he think that he is not going to get hurt before he wants to retire? He has already suffered multiple injuries in his career. Those injuries could always come back. Maybe Brady has faith in his good health because he has taken such good care of himself throughout his life.

All I know is that the Patriots are not going to be the Super Bowl champions this year. I expect either the Chiefs or the Rams to win. My prediction is that Brady will get hurt in the next two years. Just think about it. Tom Brady is 40; he has old bones. One of his ankles could snap if a

The owner could have questioned Brady?s decision to play seven more years. Why didn't he do anything? I don't know why the owner of the Patriot?s thinks getting older means that players are also getting better. In my opinion, the owner thinks that Tom Brady can lead the Patriots to more Super Bowls during the next seven years.

player ?s body landed on it. My overall opinion is that he should not play for seven more years. He has been great for the past 17 years, and he needs to let that glory go.


ERIC's To p Thr ee GOALKEEPER GLOVES My name is Eric Brown and I've played soccer for the past six years. During that time, I've tried a number of different goalkeeper gloves. The three listed below are my top recommendations.

1. Uhlspor t

Ar eoed Super gr ip Ref lex

Uhlsport Areoed Supergrip Reflex goalie gloves are $241.00 US dollars. These gloves are of the highest quality with flexible latex and high grip elements. The supergrip also has new innovative uhlsport SUPERGRIP foam in fluo red that provides a higher grip level thanks to integrated ?high grip elements." The supergrip also has a material mix of latex and neoprene for the best flexibility and wearing comfort. There are more features to this glove, but these are the ones that stood out to me. One keeper that wears this glove in Tinja-Riikka Korpela who plays for the FC Bayern Munich Women's team.


2. Reusch Pr ism a Pr o G3 Fusion ; ev olut ion or t ho-t ec lt d Next we the Reusch Prisma Pro g3 Fusion; evolution ortho-tec ltd. The Prisma pro g3 fusion costs $169.99 USD. This glove is good because it has the G3 fusion palm. The G3 fusion palm is good because it has aqua Latex with hydrograin technology for the best grip in rainy weather. It has solid latex which increases the foam durability, and it has a G3 ultra soft latex with a special adhesive that creates good grip properties. Another thing that makes the Prism Pro G3 fusion is the ortho-tec. Ortho-tec is a removable fingersave. This is good because if you don't like fingersave you can take it out, and if you do like fingersave you can keep it in. One goalkeeper that wears these gloves is Alex Meret who plays in the Italian Series A in Italy.

3. Sells Clim at e Gu ar d Sells elite climate guard. The Sells elite climate guard is $199.35 USD. The elite climate guard is good because it has an Adhesion Ultra Absolute latex palm that provides a superb grip while the laminated 5mm memory foam backer provides confident handling and shot-stopping impact absorption. The backhand is covered by embossed latex which is shaped to move naturally with your hands. It has a guard Superflex for finger protection. There are more features with this glove, but these are the features that stand out to me.


2018 Heisman Candidates By: Capt ain Wor r ell & Liam Wr igh t The Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious award in college football. It is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football whose performance exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The winners are an excellent example of great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. The trophy is usually awarded to a running back or quarterback. It is very rare that the award is presented to a player of another position. The award is given out mid-December before the post season games. This year 's Heisman race was closer than ever.

#1 Kyler M u r r ay Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy this year. He led the NCAA in completion percentage with 70.6%. Although Murray?s strong spot is passing, he is by far one of the best scrambling quarterbacks this season. During this season, Murray has run for 11 touchdowns and nearly 900 yards. Kyler has led the Oklahoma Sooners to a 11-1 record and 6 on the College Football Playoff Poll. Also, the Sooners are first in the Big 12 conference. As you can see, Kyler Murray is one of the best players in the NCAA. Kevin C. Cox/ Getty

#2 Tu a Tagovailoa Tua Tagovailoa was our first pick for Heisman Trophy Winner. In our eyes, he is easily the best player in college football. His stats on paper jump out to you immediately. This year, he has the best touchdown/interception ratio in college football. Also, he has the second best QB rating with 95.9%. During this season, Tua has lead the Alabama Crimson Tide to a perfect 12-0 record and an 8-0 conference record in the hardest conference in football. Atop all of that, he has lead Alabama to a number one ranking in every poll and an automatic spot in the College Football Playoff. This is why we see Tua Tagovailoa as the best player in college Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press

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#3 Dw ayn e Hask in s Dwayne Haskins is an outstanding quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. This year, Dwayne led the NCAA in touchdowns with 42. Also, he was second in passing yards with 4,081. During this season, Dwayne helped Ohio State toward a 11-1 record and first in the Big Ten. Atop that, he has led Ohio State to be 5 on the College Football Playoff Poll. Dwayne Haskins easily presented himself as a top candidate for this year 's Heisman Trophy.

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#4 Will Gr ier

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Will Grier is an elite quarterback for the West Virginia Mountaineers. During this season, he carried the Mountaineers to an 8-3 record against some very hard teams such as Oklahoma and Texas along with a sixteenth ranking in the latest college football playoff poll. Grier also led West Virginia in touchdowns with 37 and yards with 3,864. Will Grier led West Virginia?s high flying and powerful offense this year. If you watched a West Virginia game this year you probably noticed that they rarely scored below 35 points. This was due to Grier ?s leadership and skills. This is why Will Grier is one of the best players in college football.

#5 Gar dn er M in sh ew Gardner Minshew is a tremendous quarterback for Washington State. This year, he had the most passing yards in the NCAA with 4,477 yards. During this season, Gardner Minshew has a 70.6% completion percentage which is tied for the best. He led the Washington State Cougars to a 10-2 record and the second best team in the Pac 12. Also, they achieved the 13 ranking in the College Football Playoff Poll. This is why Gardner Minshew was a solid Heisman candidate. https://theathletic.com/666107/2018/11/20/gardner-minshew-nfldraft-prospect-washington-state/


Th e 20 18 Bo s t o n Red So x By Jim Dou t h at 2018 w as a h ist or ic season f or t h e Bost on Red Sox or gan izat ion . Th ey w on t h eir n in t h Wor ld Ser ies as w in n in g t h e gr apef r u it leagu e du r in g Spr in g Tr ain in g. Led by t h e lik es of player s M ook ie Bet t s an d JD M ar t in ez, t h e Red Sox w on 119 gam es t h is year - t h eir m ost w in s in

Al l - St a r s

f r an ch ise h ist or y an d t h ir d h igh est of all Th e Bost on Red Sox h ad a bu n ch of t im e. It w as also m an ager Alex Cor a?s am azin g player s on t h eir r ost er t h is year . f ir st year w it h t h e Red Sox. He u sed t o Th ey h ad t w o st ar t in g h it t er s in t h e coach t h e Hou st on Ast r os, t h e pr eviou s All-St ar gam e n am ed JD M ar t in ez an d Wor ld Ser ies w in n er s an d 2018 AL West M ook ie Bet t s in t h e Am er ican Lin eu p. As Ch am pion s. Th e Red Sox beat t h e Ast r os w ell as, t w o pit ch er s n am ed Ch r is Sale an d in t h e ALCS in on ly f ive gam es. Cr aig Kim br el in t h eir r ot at ion . Th ey also h ad a 5t h an d f in al r eser ve n am ed M it ch M or elan d. Th ey alm ost also h ad a 6t h player n am ed An dr ew Ben in t en di, bu t h e f ell sh or t as t h e last m an n ot n am ed on t h e t eam .


Aw a r d s M an y of t h e m em ber s of Th e Red Sox or gan izat ion w on m an y aw ar ds at t h e en d of t h e season . St ar player , M ook ie Bet t s w on AL M VP. He also w on a gold glove an d a silver slu gger aw ar d. Player s Ian Kin sler an d Jack ie Br adley Jr . also w on gold gloves. JD M ar t in ez also w as t h e f ir st player ever t o w in t w o silver slu gger aw ar ds in t h e sam e season . He w on t h em at design at ed h it t er an d in t h e ou t f ield. He also w on t h e AL Han k Aar on aw ar d. Pit ch er David Pr ice also w on t h e AL Com eback Player of t h e Year aw ar d. M an ager Alex Cor a w as an AL " M an ager of t h e Year " f in alist .


The Adidas Ul t r aboost By Gar dn er Kau f m an Th e Adidas Ul t r a b o o s t

The Adidas Ultraboost started with a foam cushioning called the boost. This was Adidas's big play. They could outrun Nike or flunk it. Badische Anilin & Soda-Fabrik (BASF) was the company that created the foam and put it under the insert. The Ultraboost really broke out when Kanye West wore them. In fact, Adidas sold out of Ultraboost after West's endorsement. -

My Personal Favorite Color of Ultraboost

Pr os - Has boost. Cool looking, soft, bouncy Con s - Outsole durability is terrible, plastic midfoot cage creates pressure hot spot, rigid, plastic overlays over the heel.

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Video Games


W el com e t o

A Gam e Revi ew by Ch arl i e Al l en & Rai f W i nn

The Somewhat St ory of Baldi's Basics: You need t o st ay lat e at school t o f ind all your f riends not ebooks so he w on't be lat e f or, w ait f or it , eating practice. But Baldi t hinks you need t o answ er t hem. So t here you go, running around answ ering not ebooks, and all but one of t he not ebooks has t he last quest ion all j umbled. Everyt ime you get a quest ion w rong, Baldi get s f ast er. Also, you need t o w at ch out f or playt ime, w ho st ops you f or a second so you can j ump rope, and if you miss one, you st art over. And t here's t he Principal of t he t hing. He sends you t o det ent ion if he cat ches you running in t he halls, ent ering school f acult y rooms I N THE HALLS, bullying in t he halls. And f inally, t he bully, he w on't let you pass him if you have no it ems, but if do have it ems, he t akes one of t hem (most of t he t ime your soda).

The Cast of Baldi's Basics:


Interviews: ?I saw a f ew videos of t he game. I didn?t know it w as so much like Slenderman. I j ust laughed half t he t ime. " -Charlie Seaman 20 18 Could you sum up Baldi?s Basics in a f ew w ords? "Eat ing pract ice? - Charlie Seaman 20 18

?What w ould you say t he physiological ef f ect s are?? ?I nsanit y f or about t he next 30 minut es, and Superst it ion.? Charlie Allen 20 18

What is your experience w it h Baldi's Basics? "I t made me f eel pret t y anxious; it w as kind of scary and it ?s pret t y disorient ing. There's Baldi, and t here's t hat creepy guy w ho cat ches you in t he hall. At f irst I t hought t he scrambled numbers w ere a glit ch, but t hen he said t hem. I t f elt really empt y unt il I heard t he slap slap. Baldi isn?t really scary; t he game j ust leads t o anxiet y. You?re j ust scared you're gonna lose because if he cat ches you in t he hall, t hat ?s it ; you have t o rest art .?-Jack Fraine 20 18


How w ould you describe t he charact ers in t he game, and w ho?s t he spookiest ? ?Well f irst of all, t hey're very poorly made, t here doesn't seem t o be t hat much ef f ort put int o t hem, and t hat 's w hat makes t hem scary. They did put some ef f ort int o t he audio f iles, but t he bully?s f ace is so dist ort ed, and t he w ay he says,?give me somet hing Greaaaaaaaaaaa ?-Raif Winn 20 18 aa

Could you sum up Baldi's Basics in one sent ence? ?A pret t y good game t hat is st ill t rash, considering it w as made in one day.? Charlie Allen 20 18

Why do you say t hat ? ?Well t hey act ually w ent t hrough t he ef f ort t o at t empt t o give t he charact ers animat ions; I mean, at least t hey gave t hem audio f iles. They also w ent t hrough t he at t empt of giving t hem t ext ures. I mean, I don?t know w hat else I can say about t his; t he rest is t rash. They t ried t o make t he building 3D, but like everyt hing else t hey at t empt ed, it f ailed. I f you haven?t played Baldi's Basics at all, t hen dow nload it . Like t he developers, you'll have chances t o t ry and f ail? -Charlie Allen 20 18 https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwj-jLvN8obfAhWJdN 8KHShZDAQQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com% 2Fwatch%3Fv%3DOnkJnR1k7VQ&psig=AOvVaw2GWYCP5o9dXp8nV_gcab7_&ust=1544037628606645

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Game Revi ew By Teddy Pr i c e M ar vel?s Spider-Man PS4 is a video gam e t h at cam e ou t r ecen t ly f or t h e PlaySt at ion 4, an d it sh ot of f like a r ock et . In som n iac Gam es h as been w or k in g on t h is gam e in associat ion w it h bot h Son y an d M ar vel f or t h r ee year s. Needless t o say, t h is gam e is a big h it .

Swinging: Th er e h ave been m an y Spider -M an gam es, appear in g on 15 dif f er en t plat f or m s in clu din g m obile. On e of t h e t h in gs t h at h as been ver y h ar d t o get r igh t is t h e w eb sw in gin g. In som n iac n ailed t h is. Th ey t ook in t o con sider at ion t h at Spider -M an u ses m om en t u m t o sw in g an d t h at h e can?t ju st at t ach h is w ebs t o t h e sk y. All of t h ese r esu lt s cr eat e a ver y im m er sive gam eplay t h at m ak es you f eel lik e you ar e in t h e sw in gin g Su per h er o?s sh oes.


Game Revi ew St or y:

Spider -M an h as lot s of back st or y w h en it com es t o t h e com ics. Th is gam e in cor por at es t h e back st or y in a ver y cr eat ive w ay. In som n iac h as cr eat ed a gam e t h at t ak es place 10 year s AFTER Spider -M an get s h is pow er s. Th is gen er at ed a blan k can vas f or In som n iac's gam e cr eat ion .

Accur acy Compar ed Comics:

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gr ippin g st or ylin e t h at k eeps you on t h e edge of you r seat as t h e plot u n f olds. It h as icon ic ch ar act er s w it h t h eir ow n lit t le t w ist s t h at you st ar t t o u n der st an d as you play t h e video gam e.


Video Game Review By Cade Pet r u s an d Ran dolph Tr ow

Picture it, you?ve just been sent on a construction mission for the space government called Altera. You are sent on a ship called the Aurora and are heading to construct a new faze gate to stretch Altera's influence to the edges of the known galaxy. You are sent to build it on an uncharted planet called 4546B, but something goes wrong.

Something or someone has shot you down and the Aurora is plunging toward the planet. The crew members that are still left alive scramble to get into the lifepods, and they eject one by one from the domed vessel. You are lucky enough to get a lifepod and are hurtling towards the surface of the planet.

A panel comes loose and hits you, and you fall unconscious. When you wake up, you get out of the lifepod, and the biggest body of water you have ever seen stretches across the surface of this alien planet. You survive by using the alien resources to make different electronics; you find that the caves go down a little deeper than you once thought. You go down one of the holes and find out the reason you were shot down as well as the reason that this planet is still uncharted. As you discover the clues of who came before you, you also discover that existing underwater inhabitants are not pleased to have intruders on their planet. Along with curing the strange disease you caught while landing on the planet, you also have to think about your escape plan, build a rocket, and leave the planet.


Subnautica is on e of t h e m ost loved su r vival gam es sin ce t h e f ir st r elease of Minecraft. Th is u n der w at er -based gam e explor es t h e alien plan et 4546B as you t r y t o escape. Th e st or y was added much later in development, and it makes the game so much more of what it was originally. It used to be a game where you could build an underwater base and couldn?t even get to the Aurora. Now the developers have expanded on the game so much that it became something far better and a fully complete game that people want to play. It has become what many people wanted it to be at the very beginning, and

Th e on ly t h in g t h at cou ld be im pr oved

most people find this game enjoyable.

u pon is t h e st or y, and a little more content

Th e gr aph ics were trash before it fully came

would go a long way. Other than that, I am

out, and the performance has been

super hyped for its release on the PS4. It has

impeccable for console, but on PC it really

been in early access for really long on PC, but it

depends on your computer. The main part

is finally on PC, XBox 1 and will be on PS4 on

that is the most impressive about this game is

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the sound and audio.

I, for one, cannot wait for this game to come

Subnautica's au dio is the best I have seen for

out because I have a PS4 and have been

a long while. I hope that other games follow in

waiting for its release on this console for ages.

its footsteps and make their audio as perfect

The only real thing to say about the game is

and absolutely immersive. The sounds of the

that the developers really knocked it out of the

areas and the creatures make the whole world

park.

feel more real, and that is a must for a survival

It could use some minor fixes and a few

game like Subnautica.

adjustments, but it is one of the best games ever released; in my book, it even rivals Overwatch at its height. All in all, I really hope you think about buying Subnautica and just trying it out for the first time never knowing nothing about the game, because if you do, I would be so jealous. I would give anything to know nothing about it and get this game and play it through to the end,. I really recommend that you get this game, and I hope you enjoy it.

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Review by Ryan Reece

Over view Uncharted 4 is set in the modern day world and starts off with a flashback from when Nathan Drake (the main character) is in an orphanage. His mom and dad both died at a young age and his only company is his brother, Sam Drake. Nathan and Sam escaped the orphanage and went on to search for Captain Henry Avery's hidden treasure from the 17th century. If you were wondering why the last name Drake sounds familiar, Nathan and Sam decided to make their own last name Drake after the famous English explorer and privateer, Captain Sir Francis Drake. Sir Francis Drake's motto was "Sic Parvis Magna" which you will see referenced throughout the game. It means "so great and so small."

Gam eplay Gameplay is an important aspect of any game. Uncharted 4 is a third person shooter/exploring game. Everything the Drake brothers discover is real, such as the pirate haven of Libertalia, El Dorado, etc. The gameplay of this game is absolutely breathtaking, and I can say that because I have played through the entire game (including some of the other games in the series). The story is definitely the game?s strong point. The multiplayer is very bland and gets boring after a while. For me, it was truly amazing getting to see all of these discoveries and the villains are absolutely amazing. They are quirky, funny, sarcastic, and most of all just pure evil.

Ph ot o Cr edit s: #1 Jacob Siegal via bgr.com #2 Samit Sarkar via Polygon.com


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Wit h Star Wars Battlefront as on e t h e m ost popu lar sh oot er gam es an d in clu din g m an y of t h e key aspect s of t h e Star Wars Saga, f an s go w ild w it h t h is gam e. Sin ce t h er e ar e t w o dif f er en t gam es, people alw ays lik e t o com par e an d con t r ast t h em . Th is ar t icle sh ar es in f or m at ion on bot h Star Wars Battlefront 1 an d Star Wars Battlefront 2.


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Battlefront I is gr eat in m an y w ays. Th e m aps, ch ar act er s, an d w eapon s ar e absolu t ely am azin g . How ever , t h er e ar e a f ew f eat u r es t h at cou ld u se som e im pr ovem en t . Th ey ar e t h e loadin g scr een an d t h e sleep t im er . Battlefront I on ly h as f ilm con t en t f r om Th e Or igin al Tr ilogy (Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi), Star Wars IV, Star Wars V, and Star Wars VI. It h as w ay f ew er over all ch ar act er s t o ch oose f r om , bu t it h as m or e Her o Level ch ar act er s t o ch oose f r om . Battlefront I h as bigger m aps t h an Battlefront 2. How ever , Battlefront 2 h as m or e boost er pack s. Battlefront 2 h as u p t o f ou r boost er pack s. M ean w h ile, Battlefront I on ly h as t w o boost er pack s --- each of t h ese ar e ver y sim ilar . On e of t h e Bat t t lef r on t I boost er pack s h as a ju m p pack , a t h er m al det on at or , an d t h en a sh ield as t h e t h ir d it em . Th e ot h er Bat t lef r on t I boost er pack st ill h as t h e ju m p pack an d a t h er m al det on at or , bu t t h is boost er pack h as bar r ages as it s t h ir d it em .


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Bat t lef r on t II, r eleased in 2017, is t h e su ccessor of Bat t lef r on t I. Havin g n ew con t en t su ch as t h e sequ el an d pr equ el f ilm s, it gain ed popu lar it y ver y qu ick ly. Th is n ew gam e h as a lot m or e m aps an d n ew ch ar act er s. Wit h u pdat es com in g ou t ver y f r equ en t ly, t h is gam e con t in u es t o gr ow. Th e gam e in clu des all t h r ee t r ilogies w it h dif f er en t h er oes an d villain s.

For ever y f act ion , t h er e ar e f ou r classes: Assau lt , Heavy, Of f icer , an d Specialist . Th e Assau lt t r ooper is basically a n or m al soldier w it h a sim ple blast er . Th is m igh t sou n d lik e a bor in g class, bu t it is on e of t h e easiest classes t o u se w it h a lot of con t r ol. Th e Heavy t r ooper is t h e t r ooper w it h t h e m ost h ealt h an d h as a lar ge m ach in e gu n t o blast dow n en em ies. Th e Of f icer class h as you as a com m an der w it h t h e abilit y t o h eal you r t r oops. Also, t h e of f icer h as a ver y pow er f u l pist ol t h at dom in at es all of t h e t h e ot h er w eapon s. Fin ally, t h e Specialist t r ooper is a sn iper t h at is all abou t st ealt h . Th ey h ave su per lon g r an ged gu n s an d per son al f or ce f ields!


( I nser t VR Pun her e) By: Ril ey War e M ar vel Po wer s Un it ed VR Marvel Powers United VR is an amazing PvE game in VR. "PvE" stands for Player vs Environment. Basically you, the player, play against the computer. I Marvel Powers United VR currently features a roster of 12 playable characters. Those characters include: Black Panther, Rocket Raccoon, Deadpool, Captain Marvel, The Hulk, Crystal, Black Bolt, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Star-Lord, Gamora, Captain America, Dr. Strange, Wolverine, Storm, Iceman, and Spider-Man. There are also nine major villains to fight. Those would be, Ronan the Accuser, Loki, Venom, Ultron, Magneto, Dormammu, Madame Hydra, Scientist Supreme, and Thanos.

Quil l Quill is a drawing app. There are several different brushes, colors, and tools you can use to enhance your drawing. In Quill, you can also animate things. It's your fairly simple VR drawing app.


Ro bo - Recal l Robo-Recall is a realistic first-person shooter in VR. Your job is to destroy robots using your pistol, revolver, shotgun, or pulse rifle. Feel free to grab the robots, tear them apart, punch them, use them as shields, or throw them at another robot. You can dodge bullets, catch bullets, and throw bullets. Just like Marvel Powers United VR, Robo-Recall is player vs environment. There are several weapon modifications so that you can make a weapon that you like. You can hold four weapons at a time so pick wisely.

Beat saber Beatsaber is a music game in which you basically have lightsabers and cut blocks. It's pretty self-explanatory. There are tons of different songs, modes, and intensity levels. You only have one saber. Most of the time you use the normal mode. There are four different intensity levels for each song: Easy, Normal, Hard, and Expert.


" We Ar e OVERWATCH" by Will M oor e Wh y Over w at ch ? Overwatch is an act ion -pack ed gam e t h at gives you t h e f lexibilit y t o play aggr essively or def en sively? .It is set in a f u t u r ist ic w or ld w h er e ever y ch ar act er h as dif f er en t pow er s. Som e ch ar act er s ar e good, w h ile ot h er s ar e evil.

Team s, Ch ar act er s, an d Classes Over w at ch is a m u lt iplayer video gam e w h er e t w o t eam s f igh t t o w in . Each t eam h as a t ot al of six player s. Each player h as t o

Loot an d Levelin g Up: As you play, you level u p an d get loot boxes. You can also get loot boxes by playin g in t h e ar cade. Wh en open in g loot boxes, you get special pr izes, an d som et im es you can get cr edit s. Cr edit s ar e

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For exam ple, t h e Su ppor t s can h eal t h eir t eam m at es w h en t h ey ar e low or m issin g h it poin t s. Th e Tan k s h ave lot s of h it poin t s, w h ich h elp pr ot ect t h eir t eam m at es. Th e Dam age player s h ave sm all am ou n t s of h it poin t s, bu t t h ey h ave lar ge dam age ou t pu t . So w h at is a h it poin t ? A h it poin t is a par t of t h e player ?s h ealt h bar . Wh en a player h as a lot of h it poin t s, t h at m ean s t h ey ar e h ealt h y, an d t h ey do n ot n eed t o be h ealed.

u n lock t h e gam e-m ode called ?Com pet it ive.? In t h is gam e-m ode, you get t o play t en gam es. Af t er you f in ish t h ose t en gam es, you get r an k ed. If you w in gam es, you can get bet t er r an k s lik e gold an d plat in u m . Wh en playin g in com pet it ive gam es, you play w it h player s of you r r an k . In addit ion t o ?Com pet it ive? gam e-m ode, t h er e is also a gr eat f eat u r e called ?Play of Th e Gam e.? Th is f eat u r e sh ow s t h e per son w h o h ad t h e best / m ost k ills in t h e gam e.


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What isSuper SmashBrothers? Super SmashBrosisalong-lovedNintendogameseriesmadebyMasahiroSakurai. Thisisa gamethat takeswell knowngamecharactersandmakesthemfight until oneisblastedoff thestage. That soundsalittledark,but all thehttp://www.readingrants.org/egamesarecartoon-animatedand havenogore. Thecoregamemodeusesapercentagemechanic. Themoredamageyoutake,thehigher your percentageis. Thehigher your percentageis,thehigher chanceof gettinghit off thestage. The or iginal Game

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Theoriginal game,Super SmashBros64, contained12charactersfromwhichtochoose andonly9maps. Eventhoughthisgamehad prettybadgraphics,anunevenroster,and prettyglitchygameplay,it wasstill very popular. Theoriginal gameonlycontainedtwo modes: aoneplayer classicmodeandaparty mode.Withthepartymode, playerschose their charactersandfought eachother. Becauseit wassopopular,theymadeSuper SmashBrosMelee.

Super SmashBrosMelee added14 additional characterstothepast characters. Thisput theroster sizeto26. Also,Melee added10newstagesaswell asnew mechanics---likewavedashing. Thisgameis seenasacompetitivemasterpiecewitha balancedroster andfair stages. Although manybeginnersjust mashedbuttons,and therewasnoreal competitivemode,this gameisstill seenincompetitive tournamentstoday.


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Thenext installment wasSuper SmashBros Brawl. Inmyopinion,thisisthebest Super SmashBros. game. It hadimprovedgraphics,a better classicmode,online,andevenastory modeentitled"SubspaceEmissary." Brawl?s onlinemodewasshut downlongago, but theSubspaceEmissarywaslovedbymany. It alsoaddedthesmashball; if acharacter brakesthisfloatingball theyunlocktheir ?Final Smash."Gettinga?Final Smash?could trigger somedifferent andunexpectedthings tohappen.Thesecanrangefromanewform for thecharacter,acutscene,or evenone insanelypowerful attack. Thiswaskept for all theremaininggames. Brawl alsointroduced11newcharactersand put thestagecount upto41.

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In2015,NintendointroducedSuper SmashBros 4. ThisgamewasfinallyavailableontheDS andhadanactual onlinecompetitivemode. Thisgameaddedmanynewcharactersbut also left out somefavoriteslikeSnakeandIce Climbers,whichwasdisappointing. Smash4 had58characters,21of whichwerenew. Overall,thisgamewasloved,but some teatures that peoplereallywanted. werenot included. Tolearnmoreabout Super Smash Brothers,readTommyLoughran'sarticle.


Super Smash Br o t her s, The Nin t en do M ast er piece Characters Asyouhaveread,therehavebeenalot of charactersinSuper SmashBros. Therewill bealmost 80inthenext release. 80different playablecharactersiscrazyfor suchasimplegame,but youcantryout all of themand findafewyoulike. Now,somecharacterswill never seecompetitiveplaybecauseof bansor because theyare just not strongenough. Intheoriginal twogamesthecharacter diversitywasthin,withjust mostlyNintendo characters. InBrawl,Smash4,andthecomingSmashUltimate; weareseeingcharacterslikePacMan,Mega Man,Cloud,andevenDuckHunt. Thismeansthat, hypothetically,if youreallyenjoyFinal Fantasy,thereisa goodchanceyouwill likeSuper SmashBrosbecauseit hasaFinal Fantasycharacter.

Whyisit sopopular? Super SmashBrosissuchapopular gamebecause it appealstosomanygametypes. Youcanplay singleplayer inclassicmode,andeventhe SubspaceEmissary. Youandyour friendscanplay together withGroupMode. Youcanevenplay competitivelyonlinetoproveyour dominance. In thecominggameit isalsosaidtocontainmore gamemodes. Sincetherearesomanycharacters andgamemodes,playerscanhavelotsof fun. Betweenthecharacters,gamemodes,stages,and items,reallyanyonecanplay. Super Smash BrotherssoamazingbecauseNintendopoured everythingtheyhadmadeandalittlemoreintothis game. It reallyisULTIMATE.ThisiswhySuper SmashBrothersisaNintendomasterpiece.


Su per Sm ash Br os is a cr oss-plat f or m video gam e ser ies. To see an over view , go t o Th eo's st or y on pr eviou s pages. Super Smash Bros Ultimate is t h e f ocu s of t h is st or y. Super Smash Ult. is set t o r elease on Decem ber 7t h , 2018 by t h e Nin t en do Com pan y. Th e con sole t h at t h is gam e w ill be com in g ou t on is t h e Nin t en do Sw it ch . M an y people ar e excit ed abou t t h is specif ic gam e becau se all of t h e ch ar act er s ar e r et u r n in g f r om older t it les of Sm ash . Alt oget h er , in clu din g n ew ch ar act er s, t h er e ar e 74 dif f er en t ch ar act er s you can play in t h e n ew gam e. Th er e w ill also be f ou r DLC pack s. Wit h t h is, t h er e is st ill a ch an ce f or on e of you r f avor it e ch ar act er s t o appear in gam e. M an y people h ope t h at Walu igi, w h o you can lear n m or e abou t in Pet er 's ar t icle, com es t o Smash in on e of t h e DLCs. Also, t h er e ar e object s in Smash called assist t r oph ies. Th ese ar e object s t h at can su m m on som eon e or som et h in g t o assist you in f igh t in g. Th er e ar e som e n ew on es, su ch as Spr in g M an f r om ARMS (an ot h er Nin t en do gam e), Th w om p f r om t h e SMB ser ies, Su per M ar io Br ot h er s, an d Gu ile f r om t h e Street Fighter ser ies. Ever yt h in g abou t t h is gam e is am azin g in t h e w ay t h er e is an yt h in g you can t h in k of f r om ot h er Nin t en do video gam e t it les


The Wal uigi Issue Why S ak ur ai won?t l et him be in S mas h U l t imat e B y P et er J . C z aj a

As m an y k n ow , Walu igi is a Nin t en do ch ar act er su bject t o a lot of h at e an d n eglect . Th e m ain t im es w h en h e h as n ot been a villain h ave on ly been r ecen t , w it h t h e an n ou n cem en t of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate an d Mario Tennis Aces. M asah ir o Sak u r ai, t h e h ead of Nin t en do, claim s t h at n ear ly all of Japan dislik es Walu igi. Walu igi is a t all, sk in n y m an w h o h as m an y t alen t s an d sk ills. His f ir st appear an ce w as in Mario Tennis 64, f or t h e Nin t en do 64, an d h as appear ed in m an y ot h er gam es sin ce. Th r ou gh ou t h is m an y appear an ces, h e h as on ly appear ed as a m ain villain an d/ or secon dar y ch ar act er . He h as appear ed in t h e t h r ee lat est ver sion s of Super Smash Bros. (n ot in clu din g Super Smash Bros. Ultimate), bu t on ly as a r an dom spaw n f r om an assist t r oph y. He is on e of t h e on ly ch ar act er s in t h e M u sh r oom Kin gdom t h at is n ot over or u n der w eigh t (Rosalin a is t h e on ly ot h er ch ar act er w h o f it s t h is cr it er ia). Walu igi's f an s desper at ely w an t h im t o be added t o t h e n ext gam e in t h e SSB ser ies. Sak u r ai sh ou ld add h im becau se of h is cat ch ph r ase f or t h e n ew gam e, ?Ever yon e is h er e!? an d if h e doesn?t add Walu igi, ever yon e w ill n ot be t h er e. In a Nin t en do Dir ect (A livest r eam by Nin t en do t o give n ew s t o cu st om er s an d f an s), beh in d M asah ir o Sak u r ai, t h er e w er e t w o ch air s: on e pu r ple an d t h e ot h er yellow. M an y view er s believed t h is m ean t t h at Walu igi w ou ld be added t o t h e gam e. Th ese f an s, h ow ever , w er e disappoin t ed by t h e f act t h at Walu igi w as n ot an n ou n ced. M at Pat f r om t h e Gam e Th eor ist s m ade a jok e t h at Son -Gok u w as goin g t o be playable in t h e n ext gam e, becau se of t h e ch air s. Th is m ade m an y people lau gh , as h e w as st r et ch in g f act s t o m ak e a plau sible jok e. Ot h er ch ar act er s f r om m or e obscu r e Nin t en do gam es h ave been f eat u r ed, su ch as Isabella, f r om t h e Animal Crossing ser ies, an d Ridley, a f or m er ly r eject ed ch ar act er f r om t h e M et r oid f r an ch ise. Reggie, t h e h ead of Nin t en do Am er ica, even con f ir m ed t h at Walu igi w as h is m ain f or Mario Tennis Aces an d t h at Sak u r ai k n ow s t h at Walu igi is w an t ed by t h e f an s t o be a playable ch ar act er in t h e lat est SSB gam e.

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Nintendo: The Online Feature and The Future The Nintendo Switch is a very successful console that sold 4.8 million over the period of 10 months in the US alone. Since the release of the Switch in March of 2016, Nintendo has been adding games left, right, and center.

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Fu n & Fam i l y Fr i en dl y Th ose gam es in clu de som e m ajor t it les lik e Fortnite, Super Mario Odyssey, Zelda Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, an d Fifa 19. You ar e pr obably ask in g, " Why aren?t they adding super popular games such as Call Of Duty Black Ops 4?" Th e sh or t an sw er is t h at Nin t en do is st ayin g f am ily f r ien dly. Wh en Mortal Kombat cam e ou t f or t h e Su per NES, Nin t en do decided t o t ak e blood ou t of t h e gam e so m or e people cou ld en joy it w it h ou t it bein g t oo gor y. Nin t en do h as added som e gam es w it h an M -r at in g in t h e past , bu t t h ey w er en?t su per violen t . Th ey also added a cou ple of T-r at ed gam es lik e Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Nin t en do w ill k eep addin g gam es t h ey f eel sh ou ld be available on t h e Sw it ch .

On e of t h e r ecen t addit ion s t o t he collect ion of gam es is Pokémon Let?s Go Pikachu an d Pokémon Let?s Go Eevee. Th ese t w o gam es ar e adven t u r e gam es w h er e you get t o go ar ou n d cat ch in g dif f er en t cr eat u r es called Pok ém on .

Soon To Be Rel eased Let ?s t alk abou t t h e n ew gam es com in g t o t h e Sw it ch . Big t it les lik e Metroid Prime 4 an d Animal Crossing ar e com in g u p in t h e n ext six m on t h s. An ot h er gam e t h at som e people ar e look in g f or w ar d t o is Team Sonic Racing w h ich is sim ilar t o Mario Kart bu t h as ever yon e?s f avor it e h edgeh og, Son ic. Th ose ar e ju st som e of t h e n ew u pcom in g gam es f or t h e Nin t en do Sw it ch .

N ew ! On l i n e Feat u r e On e of t h e r ecen t ly n ew f eat u r es f or t h e Sw it ch is called " Nin t en do Sw it ch On lin e." Th is f eat u r e gives you a n u m ber of advan t ages. You can play on lin e, play old NES gam es on t h e Sw it ch , au t om at ically save dat a t o t h e clou d, u se a sm ar t ph on e app t o ch at w it h you r f r ien ds (w h ile you ar e playin g a gam e), an d r eceive special of f er s.


Ever yon e h as r u n in t o t h e pr oblem w h er e t h eir con sole h as t u r n ed of f r igh t in t h e m iddle of t h eir gam e an d all t h eir dat a is lost . Wit h t h e n ew on lin e f eat u r e, all of t h e dat a goes st r aigh t t o t h e clou d so t h er e is n o n eed t o w or r y at all. Wit h t h e sm ar t ph on e app you can ch at w it h you r f r ien ds w h ile playin g a gam e, an d people in t h e back can join in on t h e con ver sat ion , t oo. You also r eceive special of f er s if you h ave t h is on lin e f eat u r e; I am goin g t o leave you t o f in d ou t abou t t h ose of f er s you r self . In t h e en d, Nin t en do w ill add t h e gam es t h ey f eel lik e ar e best f or t h e com m u n it y an d t h e con sole.


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Wegner Art Foundry By: Colin Ch ew n in g The Wegner Art foundry that is owned by Steve (my grandfather) and Stewart Wegner has been in the family for just under 40 years. It started as a big ?small business? in Fredericksburg with about 20 employees. Over the years, the company has changed with the times. While Wegner Art has fewer employees today, they are designing and delivering iron sculptures of far better quality than they did in the past. They will make anything from small figurines, w all plaqu es of an y size, h om e t h in gs lik e lam ps an d t ables (sh ow n below ) an d som et im es even lif e size scu lpt u r es below. M an y of t h eir scu lpt u r es ar e also cr eat ed as scen es in t h eir or igin al pain t in gs.

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The Family Farm By: HarrisWolfe M y f am ily f ar m h ist or y st ar t ed in 1749 w h en Kin g Geor ge gave 1,000 acr es t o William Har r is, m y gr eat -gr eat -gr eat -gr eat -gr eat gr eat -gr an df at h er . It is in Han over Cou n t y an d w as on e of t h e f ou r f am ily f ar m s t h at cover ed w est er n Han over an d som e of Lou isa. Th e f ou r f am ilies t h at w er e h u ge lan dow n er s w er e t h e Rices, t h e St an leys, t h e Halls, an d t h e Har r is's. Th e f am ily gr ew t obacco. Over t im e t h e f ar m h as sh r u n k du e t o each son h avin g m or e son s u n t il t h e f ar m h ad been spilt m an y t im es. Th r ou gh ou t t im e n ot h in g n ot ably excit in g h appen ed u n t il 128 year s lat er . In 1877 t h e Un ion Ar m y m ar ch ed alon g Locu st Cr eek t h r ou gh m y f ar m t o bu r n Han over Cou r t h ou se. Lat er , w h en t h ey w er e plow in g t h e f ields t h ey w ou ld f in d am m u n it ion an d ot h er r elics. Wh en m y gr an dm ot h er w as a ch ild h er m ot h er h ad a h u ge veget able gar den acr oss f r om t h e f am ily gr aveyar d w h er e m ost of m y f am ily is bu r ied. Th ey also h ad m ilk cow s, ch ick en s, an d pigs. M y gr eat Un cle lik ed t o h u n t so t h er e w er e h ou n d dogs. Also, h e lik ed t o gr ow w at er m elon s, an d t h e en t ir e side of a h ill w as cover ed w it h w at er m elon s. Th er e w as an or ch ar d w h er e beeh ives cou ld be f ou n d. Wh at w as on ce an ice pon d is n ow a m ar sh w it h a br ok en dam . Today, ou r f ar m is n ow 140 acr es, an d w e r aise beef cat t le. Gr ow in g u p on ou r f am ily f ar m is f u n bu t also st r essf u l. We h ave h ad t o deal w it h h u n t er s w h o t r espass t o h u n t an d k eep ou r lan d f r om st or es t h at w an t t o bu y it . If you ?d lik e t o lear n m or e abou t Han over Cou n t y ?s h ist or y, you can visit t h e Han over Cou n t y.gov w ebsit e.


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JohnGlennandNeil Armstrong: Twoof thebest astronautsever It has been 49 years since Neil Armstrong went to the moon and 56 years since John Glenn orbited the earth. This article will tell you about both men and their journey. I

NEIL ARM STRONG On Au gu st 5t h , 1930 in Wapak on et a,Oh io, on e of on ly t w elve people t o ever w alk on t h e m oon w as bor n . As a t een ager h e w or k ed in a ph ar m acy so h e cou ld f ly ligh t air plan es. Neil Ar m st r on g act u ally got h is pilot licen se bef or e h is dr iver 's licen se. Neil t h en w en t t o college at Pu r du e Un iver sit y an d st u died aer on au t ical en gin eer in g. Lik e Joh n Glen n , Neil w en t t o Kor ea an d f lew m an y com bat m ission s t h er e. Wh en h e r et u r n ed f r om Kor ea h e w as ch osen by NASA f or t h eir t eam of ast r on au t s. Af t er doin g n u m er ou s m ission s in clu din g t h e Gem in i 8 f ligh t h e f in ally w en t t o t h e m oon on Ju ly 16t h 1969 w it h h is par t n er s Bu zz Aldr in an d M ich ael Collin s. Sadly, Neil Ar m st r on g died on Au gu st 25t h , 2012 in Cin cin n at i, Oh io.

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JOHN GLENN On Ju ly 18t h , 1921 in Cam br idge, Oh io, Joh n Glen n w as bor n . He w en t t o M u sk in gu m College in New Con cor d, Oh io an d r eceived a Bach elor of Scien ce degr ee in En gin eer in g. Af t er get t in g t h e degr ee, h e join ed t h e Naval Aviat ion Cadet Pr ogr am in 1942. Joh n t h en join ed t h e M ar in e Cor ps in 1943 an d f lew m an y m ission s in t h e M ar sh all Islan ds du r in g WW2. Lat er in h is lif e h e also w as a pilot in t h e Kor ean War . Af t er t ak in g on m an y m or e ch allen ges lik e t h ese, h e w as assign ed t o t h e NASA Space Task Gr ou p at Lan gley,VA in Apr il 1959. Th en on Febr u ar y 20t h , 1962, h e becam e t h e f ir st per son t o or bit t h e w h ole ear t h . Joh n w as lau n ch ed f r om t h e Ken n edy Space Cen t er in Flor ida. Th is w h ole f ligh t t ook alm ost f ive h ou r s. Sadly, on Decem ber 8t h , 2016, af t er ser vin g as t h e Sen at or of Oh io f or a t h ir d

Ru dy Abr am son My grandfather (Rudy Abramson) was a writer for numerous newspapers including The Los Angeles Times and the Nashville Tennessean. He covered NASA, John Glenn's historic flight, the moon landing and much more. He also personally knew both Armstrong and Glenn.


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R a n g e r 's Ap p r e n t ic e Bo o k R e vie w By: Joaq ui n Torres In Ranger?s Apprentice, an or ph an boy gr ow in g u p w ou ld even t u ally becom e on e of t h e m ost in f lu en t ial people in t h e lan d. He is ch osen f or a r ar e appr en t icesh ip. Th is oppor t u n it y allow s h im t o w or k w it h t h e m ost m yst er iou s gr ou p in Ar u lean , t h e f or em ost of f icer s of t h e k in g. Fin d ou t w h at h appen s as h e t ack les ban dit s, r aider s, cu lt s, an d h is elu sive past . Th is ser ies w as cr eat ed by Joh n Flan agan . Th is book is gr eat f or ages 8 an d u p. I loved r eadin g t h e en t ir e Ranger's Apprentice ser ies. Th er e w er e t w ist s an d t u r n s an d m an y su r pr ises. You 'll be h ook ed by t h e f ir st book . An en d can be a begin n in g, an d t h is book m akes m e w an t t o t r y t h e cof f ee I keep h ear in g abou t in t h e n ovels. Th e au t h or , Joh n Flan agan , gr ew u p in Sydn ey, Au st r alia. Joh n Flan agan st ar t ed t h e Rangers Apprentice ser ies as a w ay t o get h is son r eadin g. Now w e ar e all glad t h is h is ideas t u r n ed in t o t h is m agn if icen t ser ies.


REBOOT BookReviewby BenjaminButterfield Th e book Reboot by Am y Tin t er a, w r it t en in 2017, is a book abou t a gir l n am ed Wr en w h o lives in Texas. Wh en you look at t h e cover of t h e book t h er e is a capt ion on t h e f r on t of t h e book t h at says: ?5 years ago I died. 17 minutes later I woke up.?.

Wh en sh e w as t w elve year s old, a com pan y called HARC t ook h er t o on e of t h eir t r ain in g f acilit ies. Th er e t h ey k illed Wr en an d t h en br ou gh t h er back t o lif e. Wh en sh e w ok e u p sh e h ad su per st r en gt h an d m an y ot h er h eigh t en ed abilit ies t h at seem ed u n im agin able t o h er .

Th e ch ildr en w h o ar e t ak en in t o HARC ar e cat egor ized by h ow lon g it t ook t h em t o w ak e u p f r om t h e dead. Wr en , 178, t ook 178 m in u t es---w h ich is an u n u su ally lon g t im e. Wr en m eet s h er f u t u r e f r ien d, Callem , 22, w h o w ou ld lat er be h er t r ain ee.

Af t er a lot of t r ain in g t h ey st ar t ed t o see r eboot s goin g cr azy. Th ey ar e t r yin g t o k ill t h eir f ellow r eboot s. Wr en an d Callu m st ar t t o n ot ice t h is an d t r y t o escape. Wh en t h ey get t o Au st in t h ey f in d t h e r ebels w h o ar e f igh t in g again st HARC. Th ey t alk t o t h em an d con vin ce t h em t o h elp all t h e ot h er r eboot s t o escape HARC by in f ilt r at in g t h e r eboot r eser vat ion an d r eleasin g t h e ot h er r eboot s. I t h in k t h e gen r e of t h is book w ou ld be dyst opian act ion . I r ecom m en d t h is book t o M iddle Sch ool an d High Sch ool St u den t s.

KeyTerms: Reboot: A k id w h o died an d w ok e u p w it h su per st r en gt h , su per speed an d t h e abilit y t o h eal qu ick ly. Th ey ar e r equ ir ed t o f ollow or der s by t h eir su per ior s.

HARC: A com pan y t h at t ak es ch ildr en t h r ou gh t h e ages of 11 t o 12 an d m ak es t h em in t o r eboot s (t h ey ar e lik e t h e cops of t h e f u t u r e) .


No Saf et y In Number s Review by Michael Jimenez No Safet y in Number s, wr it t en by Dayna Lor ent z, is a capt ivat ing act ion packed novel t el l ing t he st or y of t hose t r apped in a busy mal l t hr ough t he voices of f our t eens. The st or y st ar t s on what is j ust a nor mal Sat ur day af t er noon, t hat is unt il one of t he char act er s, Mar co, f inds a bomb near t he HVAC syst em of t he mal l . This put s t he whol e mal l on l ockdown, but inst ead of evacuat ion t he senat or decl ar es a quar ant ine of ever yone in t he mal l . in ot her wor ds, no one comes in, and no one goes out . At f ir st peopl e don?t t hink t oo much of it and keep shopping and eat ing as nor mal , t he mal l is giving out f r ee f ood and gif t car ds; unt il t her e is not hing t o give and suppl ies r un out . The book appeal s t o a diver se ar r ay of r eader s because of it s in- dept h pl ot and t he incr edibl e amount of act ion t hat occur s amongst t he t eenager s in t he mal l . Over t he cour se of t he quar ant ine gang- l ike gr oups of t eenager s f or m and have t heir own ideas about how t o get out of t he mal l , which ar e not al ways t he most l ogical . Mar co, t he one who f ound t he bomb, comes up wit h some high t ech ideas t o escape. I f t he bomb and t he quar ant ine wer e not enough, an out br eak of a deadl y vir us br eaks out in t he mal l , and t empor ar y hospit al s st ar t popping up whil e t he dead pil e up. These t eens ar e f aced wit h t he exper ience of a l if et ime as t hey bat t l e t o avoid t he secur it y, t he vir us, and t he daunt ing f ear t hat t hey may never escape t he wal l s of t his enor mous deat h- t r ap? l it er al l y. Reader s t hat l ike act ion, suspense, and even a bit of comedy shoul d def init el y r ead No Safet y in Number s. Sound Int er est ing? Tr y t he ent ir e ser ies!


S CY T HE Book Review by Richmond Southall Scythe by Neal Shusterman is a very eventful book. As you're reading, it gives you very few clues as to which dramatic events will happen next. Scythe is based on a future version of Earth where a computer has taken consciousness and solved all of the world?s problems; hunger, homelessness, war, etc. The only problem is overpopulation. That is a problem because the Thundercloud (conscious computer) cannot harm any people, so eventually, there will be too many people for the earth to occupy. Because of this, the Scythedom was founded. The Scythedom is a separate government whose sole purpose is to slow the overpopulation of Earth. Citra and Rowan are two normal kids who have been chosen to become Scythes. Scythes "glean" (kil) people through random selection to stop the earth from overpopulating, but a lot more happens then what you would expect

Sythe is also a 2017 Book Award Winner. It was recognized by the American Library Association as one of only four "2017 Printz Honor Books." The Printz Award is given to the best Young Adult novel each each year.

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Rev iew By Noah Lee Michael Vey is filled with action and mystery. Read the Michael Vey series for a ride of shocks and thrills. When I first heard about Michael Vey, I did not think I would like it, but after I read the first ten pages I couldn't stop. The books are full of great content and excitement. While I started this series thinking that I wouldn?t care about it at all, it has turned out to be one of my favorite series ever (right behind Gregor the Overlander, Percy Jackson and The Kane Chronicles series -- you should try them too!) These books are all written in a way to make you keep reading. If you like cliffhangers and plot twists, read this fantastic book series for yourself. I hope you like it.


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