Mansfield Times

Issue #3 February 25, 2019

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Haley Pelehach

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Newspaper Committee

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Tiya Patel

DIY Slime

If you are ever bored and you feel stressed make SLIME! Here are the steps to make your very own slime!

  1. Get a bowl and a spoon.

  2. Get glue and dump it into the bowl. Dump about half of the bottle or less.

  3. Add glitter if you want to.

  4. Add food coloring.

  5. Use your spoon to mix the slime until there is no white.

  6. Add detergent such as Tide or Borax.

  7. Mix the slime again.

  8. Have fun with your amazing slime!

If you want your slime to be soft add shaving cream to make it softer.

By: Maria Guarraggi

How To Make Butter Slime!

Some people might not know how to make it but, today is your lucky day! I can show you how to make it in just a few minute's with 7 easy steps!

1: Pour glue in a bowl (The bowl has to be big enough for your slime to fit in)

2: Add at least 6 pumps of lotion in the glue

3: Stir!

4: Get borax and water and keep on stirring while adding

5: Get some soft clay to make the butter slime really soft

6: Get your colors (if you want) and put some in

7: Mix everything together and you will get Butter Slime!

I hope this helps you out and also give a bit shout out to:

She really helped me out with the ingredients because I knew how to make real slime but never butter slime and I can’t wait to start making mine!

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By Lilyana M

You like taking baths and you wanna make it even more fun well use bath bombs. But don’t just go out and buy them from target, walmart, or lush.

This is what you will need

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 1/2 cup citric acid

  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts

  • 1 tsp. water

  • 2 tsp. essential oil

  • 3 tsp. oil (olive oil)

  • food coloring (any color you want)

  • bowl

  • whisk

  • jar

  • bath bomb mold

Step 1

Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and then mix them all evenly with the whisk.

Step 2

In a separate container, mix the liquid ingredients together. Note that in this step, the essential oils, fragrances and colors are added. This is an important step! Make sure to pick out lots of fragrance oils to try out here, as you can make many fabulous combinations for bath time. Lavender bath bombs for relaxation and sleep, perhaps tinted purple. Ylang Ylang and bergamot for a sensual bath bomb, perhaps even add some rose.

Step 3

Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mix, one small spoon at a time.

Step 4

When well mixed, you simply pack this mixture into a bath bomb mold and pack tightly, then let it dry. Work quickly so as not to let the bath bomb mixture dry out.

Here’s a link for the video

By: Carmela Guarraggi

10 reasons why social media is bad for us:

Less socialization

The more social media that is used, the less interaction actually happens. Today People are interacting less and less with each other unless it is through a cell phone or other technological devices. With the decrease in social contact, there is a lack of ability to communicate in the world, and therefore people today are not respecting one another.

2. Cyber-Bullying

Social Media makes bullying easier for those who are afraid to actually bully in person. It makes it easy to bully another person with the use of social media, because rather than having to look someone in the face, a bully can now intrude on others lives by hiding behind their device.


Social Media puts out an image of what a "beautiful" person is. Social Media puts an idea in people's heads that in order to be beautiful, you have to be a certain size, height, hair color, eye color, and wear certain clothes. This is not true, beauty is on the inside and it doesn’t matter what size or height you are because you are beautiful.

4.Lower Grades

With the addiction to social media, less time is spent studying and doing homework, and more time is spent scrolling through the latest meme or GIF. With the lack of studying and homework being done, grades of social media addicts are dropping.

5.Made Up Words

Since the increase in use of social media, more and more fake words have been made up and used on a daily basis, such as BOI. These words are being used more and more in daily lives, and the true English language has been pushed aside for these made up words.

6.depression and anxiety

Do you spend more than two hours per day on social media? Spending too long on social networking sites could be adversely affecting your mood. In fact, you’re more likely to report poor mental health, including symptoms of anxiety and depression.

7.FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is a phenomenon that was born at the same time as Facebook—and it’s one of the most common negative effects of social media. FOMO is basically a form of anxiety that you get when you’re scared of missing out on a positive experience or emotions that someone else is getting.

8. Distraction.

It’s pretty clear how social media can decrease our productivity.

I know I can waste endless hours looking at the lives of others. Let’s face it, people are interesting, and we all have those Facebook friends with lives that resemble soap operas.

It can be hard to look away, but let’s not forget about what we could be accomplishing in real life if we weren’t wasting so much time focusing on the social media world.


When people are out in a crowd, you can often look around and see a large majority of people with their head down. This has even led to some injuries of individuals that are not looking where they are going.

People have been caught on film, falling into fountains, and running into walls. It is not just a mobile phone problem. Some people are distracted by simple texting, however, many are checking their social media. People even meet up in person, only to be seen ignoring each other to look at their phones.

10. Replaces our life

People are already too busy to spend quality time together. Increased social media usage makes in–person meetings even more rare. It can be nice to check in on your friends when you are busy at work, or away for the weekend. It is, however, not necessary to constantly be on social media when you can opt for a live activity. It is important to find a balance between technology and real-life.There are many scenarios where people sit at home and scroll through social media, instead of picking up the phone to simply see how someone is doing.

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By: Madeline Dileo

10 reasons why smoking is bad for you

  • Everytime you smoke it takes 7 minutes off your life

  • Your lungs can be very badly affected by smoking. Coughs, colds, wheezing and asthma are just the start of it all.

  • Smoking can cause fatal diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. Smoking causes 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.

  • Smoking can cause breast cancer

  • Smoking raises your blood pressure and puts stress on your heart. Over time while you are smoking , stress on the heart can weaken it, making it less able to pump blood to other parts of your body. Carbon monoxide from inhaled cigarette smoke also contributes to a lack of oxygen, making the heart work even harder.

  • It can cause bronchitis

  • Of those, 69 are known to cause cancer. The tar in cigarette smoke builds up inside the lungs as it is inhaled. Over time, a healthy pink lung turns grey and eventually becomes black as more tar accumulates. The main effect is that the tar paralyzes and can eventually kill cilia in the lungs.

  • Gum (periodontal) disease is an infection of the gums and can affect the bone structure that supports your teeth. In rare cases, it can make your teeth fall out. Smoking is an important cause of severe gum disease in the United States.

  • Aside from age, smoking is the strongest predictor of facial wrinkling in men and women. And smoking doesn't cause wrinkles only on your face. Smoking is also associated with increased wrinkling and skin damage on other parts of your body, including your inner arms. This impairs blood flow to your skin.

  • The Smoking Effect: (How Cigarettes Make You Age Faster) but one effect that is not commonly discussed is how smoking makes you look older. Your skin cannot breathe… When you take a puff of a cigarette, you may feel a sense of calming, but that repeated action has the opposite effect on your blood vessels

By: Maria Guarraggi

10 Things You NEVER Knew About Dogs!

You might be like:

“I bet I know everything about these dogs!”

But really, you probably never knew these things! If you did, give yourself a pat on the back! But you might not know these things yet so get ready:

1: Did you know your dog's whiskers help you see in the dark!? Amazing right!

2: Your dog’s sense of smell is 1,000 to 10 million times better than yours!

3: Dog’s can here 4 times as far as humans can!

4: Your dogs smell your feelings, so they know if you are sad or happy!

5: More than half of the U.S. presidents have owned a dog!

6: Dogs can detect cancer in humans

7: Dogs have separation anxiety

8: There are 600 million dogs in the world!

9: The world's first known dog is a Siberian Husky

10: Dachshunds were bred to fight off badgers

Do you know any of them? If you did, awesome!


Thanks for helping me find these amazing facts about these animals!

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10 Weird But True Facts About Ducks

1.The word “duck” comes from the Old English word duce. It means “diver.”

2.Ducks can be found on every single continent except for Antarctica.

3.Ducks have been domesticated by humans as pets and farm animals for more than 500 years.

4.Ducks have three eyelids. The normal top and bottom, as well as a third that’s found on the side of the eye. The third eyelid is clear and acts like goggles would for a human.

5.Ducks have waterproof feathers which protects the under layer of feather to stay completely dry when they dive underwater. The waterproofing on the feathers is a result of the intricate feather structure and a waxy coating that’s spread on each feather while preening.

6. Ducks should not be fed bread because it damages their health and pollutes the waterways.

7.Female dabbling ducks make the “quacking” sound, however, most species of duck don’t “Quack.”

8.Ducks look for a partner in the winter.

9.Male ducks are called “Drakes.” Female ducks are called “Hens,” and baby ducks are called “Ducklings.”

10.A duck’s feet doesn’t have any nerves or blood vessels. This means that their feet don’t feel the cold. This allows them to swim in freezing water and to walk on ice and snow.

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By: Maya Villanueva


Trash is a big problem world wide but luckily there is a solution which is to recycle. Did you know one person can create about 726 kilograms a year of garbage! There are three R’s in recycling reuse, reduce, and recycle. These will lead you to a clean planet. You can recycle aluminum cans, cardboard, paper, clear flint glass, clean plastics, batteries, bulbs, and electronics, so much things to recycle! It is imperative that people recycle because the garbage landfill is getting bigger.

There are many ways to recycle. From bringing it to a recycle center to making a cool craft out of milk cartons or maybe giving your old clothes to a cousin. When you recycle other people use the plastics to make something new. Did you know that almost 80 billion aluminum cans get used a second time so it doesn’t get thrown away? The plastic bags that everyone throws out kill about a million of sea animals. Every American uses around 680 pounds of paper each year.

Some people think otherwise. It pollutes the air. The oil refining makes harmful chemicals because oil is in plastics. The recycling workers don’t use everything we throw out. It takes too much time to take it all out, put it in the bins, and get it down to the curb. Some people just don’t get it! All in all, recycling gives the illusion of promises.

Throwing away trash is water pollution and some say water pollution is the worst pollution. Garbage also produces harmful chemicals. The garbage workers don’t use anything we throw away in the trash at least the recycling people use some of it. It is the same process for taking out the trash. So don’t go saying it is harder to take out the recyclables.

By: Madeline Dileo

Valentines Day word Scramble


2: Sharet Hope you

3: Dcsar Had fun!!

4: Veol

5:Ytedd Rbae


1: Valentine

2: hearts

3: Cards

4: Love

5: teddy bear

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By Haley Pelehach


Tops of the trees waving in the breeze

Sky blue bright above.

Beauty to the eye, warmth to the soul.

Nature’s gift to all

Sunrise a beautiful sight

Is for me a source of delight I feel light

as if soaring high

In the sky.

By: Madeline Dileo


Flowers are sprouting, Spring is in the air,

The wind is blooming like a flower dances,

Plants are being planted and trees are being grown

And Children are eating dinner at their home.

By: Maya Villanueva

By: Sam Koncsol

Valentine’s Day Facts:

  • Every year, more than 36 million heart shaped boxes of chocolates are sold across the country.

  • Sorry men, it looks like you’ll be spending twice as much as women this year on gifts. The average man spends $130 on Valentine’s Day, while women spend about $70.

  • Don’t forget about your pets! Every year, around 9 million people buy their pets a Valentine’s Day gift.

  • February 14th is the second largest card giving day of the year, just after Christmas. This year, it’s expected that 1 billion cards will be exchanged around the world.

  • Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by kids, mothers, wives and girlfriends.

  • Hallmark was one of the first to mass produce a Valentine’s Day card, all the way back in 1913.

  • More than one-third of men are comfortable not receiving anything from a lover on Valentine’s Day.

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By: Tiya Patel

Dove Cameron

Dove Cameron is a famous singer, dancer, and actress. She has been in many movies. Dove Cameron has a twin sister named Claire Hosterman. One of the movies that she is currently doing is Descendants 3. It is coming out on May 21st 2019. Dove has a boyfriend named Thomas Doherty. Dove Cameron was born on January 15, 1996 Seattle , Washington U.S.A. Dove Cameron says that she is going to marry her boyfriend Thomas Doherty. Her favorite animal is a poodle. Dove Cameron's favorite candy is chocolate. Dove Cameron has played both Liv and Maddie on a disney channel show. She was able to do 2 roles because there was a another person dressed just like her. She lives in Hollywood now because she is a famous actress. Dove Cameron has blonde straight or curly hair, she also always wears makeup.

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By: Emmaline Difilippo

Ask yourself, would you do if there was a snow day? Well some kids schools such South Carolina, students have a school page were there is “snow work,” which means that they have to do work when out of school like if there is a snow day. I had questioned my family and friends which all had the same results.

My aunt: “ No, because the kids have off because it is to dangerous to work in school so why would you have the work out of school. Plus not all families have a computer or a device at home to work on.”

My cousin: “ No. kids have this time off school to relax and have a break from learning to soak in what they have already learned. It is not fair to the kids because teachers wouldn’t have to work so why should the students have to work.”

Take this knowledge and responses and make your own opinion about this whole topic but I believe that kids SHOULD NOT have e-school.

By: Emmaline Difilippo

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By: Sam Koncsol

1. What has a mouth but never eats, has a bed but never sleeps, has a bank but no money?

2. What has hands but can not clap?

3.What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?

4. You can drop me from the highest building and I’ll be fine but if you drop me in water I’ll die?

5. What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?

6. If you have me you want to share me, if you share me you won't have me.

7. Feed me and I live, give me a drink and I’ll die.

8. Take off me skin- I won't cry but you will.

9. What is as light as a feather but the strongest man couldn’t lift me?

10. What occurs once in every moment and in a minute but never in a thousand years?

By Haley Pelehach

Weird but True facts!

  • Scientists have begun to translate bat’s language
  • Lemons float, while limes actually sink

  • Butter has been around for at least 4,000 years

  • Sudan has more Pyramids than Egypt

  • National Animal Crackers Day is on April 18 in the U.S.

  • Baby Humpback whales whisper to their mothers

  • The most common color of Penguin poop is pink

  • The amount of licorice made in the U.S.each year could wrap around the earth some 16 times

  • There are giant dust tornadoes on Mars

  • About 100 people could fit inside a Blue Whales mouth

  • Snail shells were once used as money

  • There are more than 60,000 tree species on earth

  • The ball on top of a flagpole is called a truck

  • Cats can turn their ears 180 degrees

By: Connor Rank

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1. Interference

2. I don't know

3. Acorn

4. In a nutshell

Next Publication: April 15th