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The Front Page: Maria Yousufzia - Ellen Newbold What is the bravest thing you have done? Pick up a big spider? Do a backflip off the diving board? Stand up to a bully? Well, fourteen year old Malala Yousufzia has been standing up to for her rights since she was eleven. Malala lives in Pakistan and her bullies are the Taliban. All Malala wanted was the same education as the boys in her country. At the age of eleven she started to campaign for these rights for her and other girls. As her statements got stronger, Malala became more well known. She even received Pakistan’s highest civilian prize. However the Taliban got angry and sent her threats. Malala bravely believed the good work she was doing for her community was her best protection.
On Tuesday, the 9th of October 2012, a Taliban gunman came to Malala’s school and opened fire on her and two other classmates. Malala was shot in the head and neck and was rushed to the hospital. Amazingly Malala survived the attack and was flown to Britain so that she could get the best care. Her strong spirit has helped
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in her recovery. Malala continues to be recognized for her brave work. The United Nations designated November 10 to be “Malala Day” as a tribute to Malala Yousafzai. In Pakistan, thousands have rallied on the streets to show their support for the schoolgirl. Nearly 90,000 people have signed a petition to have Malala nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.This one girl’s bravery has shown Pakistan the way forward.
Egyptian Uprising - Martin Spillimbergo In Egypt, on the continent of Africa, there are a lot of protests. In Cairo (the capital) the protests turned quite violent. More than 300 people protested against the Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, outside the gates of the presidential palace. Morsi was elected president on June 8th. In November, Morsi wanted to change the constitution. So that is how the protests started. Morsi’s opponents believe he is trying to get a lot of power and to have enough power to become a dictator. His opponents took their protests on the street, but many of Morsi’s supporters tore down the protesters’ tents and chased them away. Both groups threw stones and sticks at each other.
Editor: Ethan Isaacson, Sponsor: Mrs. Cohen, Writers: Demetri Engel, Jacob Goldberg, Nathaniel Lombardo, Victor Vasillian, Julia Evans, Adrian Kabiri, Fiona Caulfield, Lilly Rodman, Lily Bernstein, Demi Fragoyannis , Robbie Hays, Mark Williams, Callista Satin, Zakie Sahady, Ellen Newbold, Martin Spillimbergo, Caulley Bellistri, Will Ferris, Sam Bromberg and Maya Lipton
Corrections from the last newspaper: We are proud to report that there are no reported corrections from the last newspaper.
Notes: All pictures are from Wikipedia. Sorry if any articles are outdated, many were written before Bullis’ winter break.
Interview with basketball coach, Mr. Kelly - Caulley Bellistri
Caulley: What players do you think will have a big season?
Caulley: How have your early games and the Bullis Holiday Tour- nament helped get you ready to play against IAC teams?
Coach: Coach says he looking into Winton Lyle .
Coach: We had a hard schedule going into the tournament but we powered through it and did well. Caulley: Which players are your leaders on the team this year? Coach: “From what I've seen so far it looks like Anthony Thompson and Russell Sangster.”
Caulley: What are your goals for this years’ team? Coach: Coach Kelly and the team’s goal is to win the IAC cham- pionship again Caulley: Can you tell me an inter- esting fact about you or your team that most people would not know? Coach: All of the players are two sports athletes which I think is inter- esting
Fenway Park - Jake Goldberg While my family and I were on va- cation, we took a tour of Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Fenway Park, a baseball stadium, is home of the Green Monster, a 33 foot tall wall of fury. The stadium is 100 years old. The tour guide showed us the press box where they film the game, with a great view of the field. The coolest thing I saw was the suite hallway. It had all the different jerseys from when the franchise started, in 1901 until the
year I visited in 2012. They even had jerseys that said Red Stock- ings, which was the name of the Cincinatti team, before the Red Sox. In Fenway Park, they have one white seat which represents the longest home run, 505 feet, hit by a Red Sox player. It was surprising to learn that they play in the fourth smallest baseball stadium in all of baseball. Fenway Park also has the smallest wall, with a measure of four feet tall. I think Fenway Park is the most interesting stadium in baseball.
Make sure you look on Page 1 to find other articles by Jake Goldberg
Fastest Cars by Robbie Hays The fastest car in production currently is the Bugatti Vey- ron 16.4 Super Sport. It’s top speed is 268 miles per hour. All of Bugatti’s cars are handmade in France. Bugatti was founded in 1909 by Ettore Bugatti. Bugatti is in a class with McLaren and other high performance
sports cars. However, if you can’t an exotic sports car, you should consider a Chev- rolet Corvette or Ford Mustang;; a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 costs 2.4 million US Dollars. All Bugatti models seat four. Today Bugatti is owned by German car
company Volkswagen. Bu- gatti has really developed an amazing car.
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Holiday Recipe! Holiday Cookies by Ellen Newbold This is a recipe to spread holiday cheer to all families. Hope you enjoy! PREP TIME TOTAL TIME SERVING 45 Minutes 1hr 24 Note: These are not cook- ies made from this recipe
Ingredients 1 sugar cookie mix ½ butter or margarine, softened 1 egg 1 container of whipped fluffy white frosting 1 packet of red string licorice or laces. 1 packet of assorted candy.
Step 1 Heat oven to 375 F. In a medium bowl stir cookie mix, butter and egg until softened dough forms. On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough with a rounded tablespoon 2 inches apart. Step 2 Bake for 11 to 14 minutes or until the edges are light and golden brown. Cool for 1 minute;; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely for about 15 minutes. Step 3 Frost and decorate 1 cookie at a time. After spreading frosting on cookie, add licorice or strawberry laces for band of earmuffs and candies for ear covers and snowman face.
Will’s original Christmas Story Once there was a boy named, James. He was a nice boy and he was about to be put on Santa’s good list. But on Christmas Eve, James did something bad. He was with his friends and he decided it would be nice to help his next door neighbor, Mrs. Freeman. James went to her house and asked her if she needed help setting up her new comput- er. Since James was so polite and charming she had to accept. Once inside, she and James went into the kitchen so that he could set up her new computer. James sat down, and got to work. Mrs. Freeman offered James a cup of hot chocolate. It was so a cold day out, he immediately said yes! While he was working away, be accidentally knocked over the cup of hot chocolate all over Mrs. Freeman’s computer. All James was trying to do was help poor Mrs. Freeman but he had ruined her computer. James thought all day wondering how he could make up by doing more good deeds to make up for the ruined computer because it was now possible that with all the naughty and nice things he had done throughout the year, ne he could either have a lump of coal in his stockings or Christmas presents under the their tree. He thought a lot that day and he kept trying to be on the nice list but nothing succeeded. Then he realized it was already bedtime so he was forced to go to bed and just sit there and wait till Christmas morning. Thump! Bang! James woke up instantane- ously and got out of bed and went down the stairs and into the living room. he saw a bunch of ash coming out of the chimney. James went into the kitchen and had a really good view of the living room. “HO! HO! HO! I’m getting to old for that”, Santa said. James quickly ran to the closet of electronics and fished out a camera. He ran back and took the picture and then Santa left. All that was left in the living room was him, the tree, and the presents. He went back up the stairs and went back to bed....James woke up to his sister screaming because of her presents. He got all of his clothes on and ran down the stairs and he found a mound o presents with his name on it. then he turned on the camera and looked at picture of Santa. It wasn't even a picture anymore. it was just a black screen that had barely visible. The screen said,(So you thought you could fool old St.Nicholas.
The Holiday Season by Julia Evans It’s the holiday season and no matter how you celebrate, it’s a nice time of year to be with friends and family. The television ads tell us that Christmas is about shopping and wanting presents, but in our Bullis community we know it is about giving to others. We had a toy drive and a coat drive to help needy families. We collected more than 200 toys in the Lower School and Middle School and 200 coats in the Upper School. On Saturday, I went with a group of Upper Schoolers to deliver the toys and wrap them at A Wider Circle. The toys are going to families that don’t have the money to buy gifts for their kids. They will feel so much love because of our help. I hope that everyone in our community will understand that it is bet- ter to give to others than receive more than you really need.
Toys of 2013 by Victor Vasillian The hottest toys are coming for Christmas! The newest device out is the Wii U basic set which sells for ap- proximately $300. The Wii U is similar to the 3DS, because you can play it anywhere and it has the same screen size. You can even play Angry Birds on it! In second comes the Crayola Light Designer. It is about $50. On it, you can draw anything and it will glow. You can even save your drawings. There is also an activity and game mode.
Next up is the Barbie Fashion Doll. It is a doll and a camera in one, so you can take a picture of something. It can take more than 200 pho- tos. You can also plug it in a computer and share them with your friends! Second to last is Skylanders Giants Starter Kit. This comes with the Portal of Power, a console, and three figures to go with it. It is very popular. Finally is a very old game called Spot-It! Basi- cally you have a card and
iPad Mini editorial - Fiona Caulfield
A small 7.9 inch tablet, the iPad mini, helps prove that the best gifts are the ones that are small and portable. An av- erage iPad might be too heavy to work on and an iPhone may be too small. You can read books on this device during winter break and download textbooks and take an AR quiz. It is also a great gift for Christmas, Hanukkah, a birthday or any other gift-giving event. Some- times for some people, the iPad mini may be a disadvantage due to its porta- ble size. So, think carefully before you purchase your iPad mini and think about the responsibility and care you will show for it.
you have another card in the middle. You have to find something that is the same on your card as the middle card. This is it for hot toys of 2013!
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Polar Bears and Global Warming - Maya Lipton Believe it or not, you may think that it’s only polar bears that are being affected by global warming. If you do, it’s false. Whole ecosystems of plants and animals are being affected. In fact, the Arctic is heating up three to five times faster than the earth for the past hundred years. That is a long time. The disappearance of the Arctic and its ice is making polar bears die out. In fact the polar bears are now an endangered species. As their habitat disappears , so does their prey, seals. And without the ice and seals., polar bears will become extinct. Or only survive in zoos. The reason for this is because they are more sea animal than land animal and cannot sustain themselves on creatures like the caribou, because they specialize in hunting fish and seals, and will not adapt quickly enough. But we can change that! Below are some ways to help stop global warming. After all, small things make a big difference. Walk or ride a bike, use public transportation, buy and cook only what you’ll eat and spread the word.
The Environment - Callie Satin The environment is changing. Do you know how? It is changing because of pollution by people by people and natural things that happen. Some things affecting the environment are gas, smoke, people cutting down trees, oil spills and volcanoes erupting. All these things are causing the earth to get warmer. We call this global warming and it has become a problem. Global warming affects all kinds of plants, places and animals. It affects them by making ice melt, trees being cut down and a warmer environment. Even the government is concerned about global warming. In a phone interview with a park official, the official said parks have begun a twenty year study of “climate variability.” He said National Parks across the U. S. are already noticing increased water shortages and drought conditions. The IPCC is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Their website is a good place o find out scientific information on global warming. One thing they are worried about is sea levels rising 60% faster than they first thought. Me, Callie Satin, is worried that some horses I saw on Chincoteague Island will have nowhere to live. This is because water may rise over the island causing it to disappear. There are many things we can do to slow global warming . We can help by growing trees, cleaning up trash, and turning lights off. We can also ask factories to clean up their smoke and ask people to drive their cars less. We should all work together to help stop global warming or the world will never be the same,
Style (Jokes and Reviews) Book Reviews and Jokes by Adrian Kabiri I’ve just finished reading Jeff Kinney’s most recent realistic fiction book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel. In this seventh Diary of a Wimpy Kid story, Greg wants to find a date for the Valen- tine’s dance. He really doesn’t want to be left out but finding a date is harder than he thinks it will be. You should read this book to see if he gets a date or not. I think you should read this book because its goofy and entertaining. You should read The Nightmare At The Book Fair if you like funny, mysterious and exciting books. If you do, this might be good for you. The book is cool because each chapter is a different genre. This book is about a boy named Trip and Trip is helping his teacher to set up the books for the book fair. Then a book falls on his head and he has weird dreams that include that he is at the super bowl, going to space and jumping out of a plane. Read the book and see what happens!!!
Why didn't the skeleton want to play football? Because it didn’t have the guts. Why did the guy run away? Because there was a ghost behind it. What did the cow say to the football player? Mooooooove out of my way. Why did the computer cough? It had a virus.
Mark William’s Funny Papers Joke #1: Q: April showers bring May flowers. But what do Mayflowers bring? A: Pilgrims! Joke #2: Q: What do you get if you cross an octopus with a turkey? A: Enough drumsticks for 8 Thanksgivings! Joke #3: Q: What did the turkey say to the turkey hunter? A: Quack, quack! Joke #4: Q: Why didn’t the turkey eat dessert? A: He was already stuffed!
Fall Haiku Poem by Mark D. Williams Jumping leaf piles Rakes busy at work outside Now growth starts again
Joke #5: Q: Why did the turkey play drums in the band? A: He already had drumsticks!
Kooky Questions: If today is Thanksgiving, is tomorrow You’re-Welcomes-giving?
Community Service Interview with Mr. Reed - Caulley Bellistri Caulley: What are you planning to do related to community service projects;; trips, activities, etc.? Mr. Reed: We’ve already worked with UNICEF which is helping kids in Africa and all over the World. We have created Thanksgiving baskets, where we collected Thanksgiving food. We are also going to sing songs to a nursing home during the holidays.
Caulley: Why do you think it is important for the Bullis Lower Schoolers to be involved in community service?
Mr. Reed: Because it is good to help the community and other people and the surrounding area so we can “Lead The Bullis Way.”
Caulley: Do you think it would be good if the Upper School, Middle School and Lower School did a community ser- vice project together?
Mr. Reed: It would be awesome if we could do that. The students could make bonds and everybody would have tons of fun.
Caulley: How often do you think we should do a community service trip/project?
Mr. Reed: We are going to try to get a trip or project into our schedule as much as possible.
A Wider Circle - Jake Goldberg The week before winter break, Bullis had a toy drive for A Wider Circle. Any new toys of any kind under fifteen dollars, like board games and teddy bears that would make a kid happy, could be donated. A Wider Circle helps families who just got out of pov- erty and need to furnish their homes. If you donated a toy it prob- ably made you and another kid feel amazing.
Interviews Why do people join the newspaper?
Interview with Mrs. Colburn - Demi Fragoyannis
- Ethan Isaacson
Demi: Do you like working at Bullis?
Fiona: I joined the newspaper because I want- ed to express my thoughts and show what I care about. I also think it is neat how you can just write.
Mrs. Colburn: I really like working at Bullis. Demi: What is your favorite book at this library? Mrs. Colburn: This is a very hard question, but my favorite book is Stories Julian Tells.
Will: It seemed fun and you could do fun things and be with friends. It feels like a way to make friends. Being in a club is fun.
Demi: What is your favorite type of story? Mrs. Colburn: My favorite type of story is historical fiction. Demi: What were you like as a 3rd grader?
Jake: I thought it sounded like a fun idea and it was my first year here and I wanted to get involved with activities. This has helped me do that.
Mrs. Colburn: I was shy but loved art. Demi: What is your favorite series? Mrs. Colburn: The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.
Caulley: It gave me something useful and productive to do at home instead of sitting around watching television. If you’d like to read more, come back next week for more interviews.
Demi: How do you care for your books? Mrs. Colburn: Use book marks to keep your place, keep your book clean and return them on time.
Sam’s Interview with Mr. Gordon
Mr. Gordon’s Answers ->
Why did you want to be a tech teacher?
I wanted to be a tech teacher because I found that computers help me come up with new ways to teach ideas and to help students to learn in differ- ent ways. 2. Yes! And it still is, but the best way is to try things and see what happens.
Was it hard to learn all the things about computers and tech things?
3. I started at Bullis in 2010.
4. I chose some programs like Wixie, Skitch and Google Docs, but I didn't start Haiku or AR, but I help people use them.
When did you start at Bullis School?
Do you help to organize programs like Wixie and Haiku at Bullis?
Do you plan to make the technology department at Bullis bigger
5. It is not really my decision, but right now I think we have a good group of people.
I know you’re a math teacher. Do math and computers go hand in hand? Do you think tech will be all that kids do in the future when not at school?
8. Does working with computers give you a headache sometimes? 9. What is the hardest thing of being a tech teacher? 10. Do you like to do tech things in your free time? 11. What is the most rewarding thing about being a technology teacher?
6. They can and I have tried to make them go hand in hand. 7. I hope not. Technology is great but there are a lot lot of things you can and should do without being plugged in. 8. Yep computers can be a pain! I like designing and creating new lessons. 9. When things don't work and everyone wants me to fix them right away 10. I do some things in tech in my free time like talk to friends and find new recipes. 11. When tech helps me find a better way for students to learn something.
Final Page Think before you speak by Victor Vasillian Billy Gorsa was walking home from school when he felt a hand grab him on the back. “Hey Nerd!” said someone from behind. When Billy turned around he saw the school bully, Benny Bangging. “If you don’t help me on tomorrow's test, I’ll smash your face to dust.” Benny said to him. Then Benny dropped Billy on the concrete. When Benny left, Billy ran straight home to his parents. When he got there, he remembered that his parents were on a business trip for the day. He was alone. He tried to think of ways to not go to school. He remembered that his face would be smashed to dust if he didn’t come. Billy thought he should just let Benny copy off of him. That was harder said than done. Billy disliked people copying off of him. Suddenly he remembered what his grandma said to him before she died. “ No matter how tough bullies are with their words, stand up to them!” He decided to stand up to Benny. The next day, Benny came to him and said “What are the answers Geek?” Billy replied back, “I am not telling you!” Benny’s face went from bright red to red to dark red to purple. Benny shouted “ You jerk!”. He took Billys glasses off and ripped them in two. Then he put them in a trash can. “Can’t see now can you?” Benny laughed and then ran, while saying rude names about Billy. Billy tried to get his glasses back, but knocked his head on the wall. Meanwhile the Principal Williams was walking around the school when she heard all the commotion. Benny was far gone when she arrived. “Billy, why are you getting your glasses out of the trash can?” she asked. Billy whispered “ Benny trashed them when I didn’t tell him the answers to the math test,”. The next day, the principal called over Benny. She discussed the reasons why he was acting like that. After the discussion, Benny realized he was wrong and went to apologize.
Skyfall by Zak Sahady
Critics are saying that Skyfall is the best movie of the year. Critics are rating it a 9 out of 10. The first part is about 007 who is trying to capture a bad guy. But then a woman on 007’s team tries to shoot the bad guy. Instead she accidently shoots 007. He falls into a river and everybody thinks he is dead but he is not! I hope you see it.
Lilly Rodman’s interview with the swim coach, Mrs. Hollars Lilly: What is your favorite stroke and why? Mrs. Hollars: Butterfly. Butterfly take a lot of coordination. The stroke take a lot of practice to perform. Lilly: What was your farthest swim? Mrs. Hollars: 100 meters (which is four lengths of a 25 meter pool.) Lilly: Do you prefer relay or regular starts? Mrs. Hollars: Relays are a lot of fun to swim. I like to use the relay start off the block. Lilly: When did you start swimming? Mrs. Hollars: I started swimming when I was 2 years old. Lilly: What inspired you to swim? Mrs. Hollars: I had a pool in my backyard growing up, and I loved competing in swim races. ____________________________________________________________________________ - Ethan Isaacson and the entire newspaper staff. Thank you so much for reading the newspaper! If you have any suggestions, questions or comments, please give them to Ethan Isaacson in the 5th grade. The newspaper would not be complete without all of your help. Check back soon for the next issue! Thank you for reading and enjoy!