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FM9 Student-Led News - September 28, 2016

Student Council Officer Elections

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Let's Go To The Theatre

Flower Mound High School Theatre Department opens its season this month with two shows in the Black Box Theatre featuring the actors from its Varsity Theatre Company, Dramatic PAWS.

The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin, depicts the life of four mentally challenged men living in a group home along with Jack, the young and increasingly burned out social worker who supervises them. This two-act play "moves the audience to an awareness of how many things in everyday life we take for granted." (NY Times)

  • Performances of The Boys Next Door run September 29 (7pm), October 1 (2:30pm), and October 2 (2:30pm)
  • Location: FMHS Black Box, 3411 Peters Colony Road, Flower Mound
  • Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for students - Purchase tickets online now by visiting http://www.fmhstheatre.net/

The Boys Next Door PAWS cast includes: Dean Derebeew, Chad Sinks, Taylor Egan, Braydon Terry, Matthew Spretz, Bailee Goodman, Casey Kassal, Rachel Ditzig, and Chandler Sinks.

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, explores the lives of six sassy women from a small southern town. They are realistic and witty, and the strength of the characters ties them together through the best and worst of times. "Suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy" (NY Post), Steel Magnolias is a story of love, loss, and enduring friendship.

  • Performances of Steel Magnolias run September 30, October 1, and October 3
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: FMHS Black Box, 3411 Peters Colony Road, Flower Mound
  • Tickets: $10 for adults and $8 for students - Purchase tickets online now by visiting http://www.fmhstheatre.net/

The Steel Magnolias PAWS cast includes: Anjali Raghavan, Morgan Schramm, Melanie Baxter, Brook Bennett, Victoria Perkins, and Emily Weems.


Director Scott Taylor, along with a creative team led by Dean Robertson and technical crews, present the work that was produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Sports and Spirit Calender

September 29

4pm - FM9 White Football vs. Allen @ Allen HS

5:30 & 7pm - FM9 Silver & Navy Football vs. Byron Nelson @ Byron Nelson HS

5:30 & 7pm - JV Football vs. Byron Nelson @ FMHS


September 30

*SPIRIT DAY - Jags are the Bobcats’ Worst Nightmare (Pajama Day)*

5:30-6:30pm - Volleyball vs. Byron Nelson @ Byron Nelson HS

6pm - JV 2 Volleyball vs. Plano Williams @ Plano Williams HS

7:30pm Varsity Football vs. Byron Nelson @ Northwest ISD Stadium

The Mandela Effect

Have you ever experienced a time where something you thought happened never really did? That could be the case of The Mandela Effect. This is where a large group of people remember something that never happened. Conspiracists believe we have switched into an alternate universe, or someone in the future came to our time and changed something. The name “The Mandela Effect” came from Nelson Mandela’s death, but not the “real” death. A lot of people remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison when really, he died December 5th, 2013. A book titled, English Alive, also backs up this theory as it states “... when Nelson Mandela died on 23rd of July 1991”.

Do you remember the books and show, The Berenstein Bears? It’s not actually spelled with an e. The actual name is The Berenstain Bears. Many adults and teenagers that read it when they were younger remember that it was spelled with an e. This could just be happening because Stein is more common name than Stain, but so many people have the same memory about it being Stein.

Other proof is the cartoon, Looney Tunes. People think it was spelled Toons in the other universe. One of the big reasons why people think this is because Tunes usually stands for music, and Toons is like cartoons.

The last proof we’ll explain is the 51/52 states one. Now most all of FM9 students know that we have 50 states, but some Mandela Effect believers swear there’s 51/52 states. They use songs to prove their point.

In example:

“Ayo it's 52 states and we hittin' all of them” - “Baby Baby” sung by Mobb Deep

“What if hip hop was banned in fifty two states?” - “What If” sung by Fredo Starr

Many people believe in The Mandela Effect; are you one of them?

More Proof

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, “Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all.” But if you rewatch the movie you'll hear, “Magic mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all.”
  • Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates.” Nope it's really, “Life was like a box of chocolates.”

  • Star Wars, “Luke, I am your father.” If you think Darth Vader says that you're wrong, it's actually “No, I am your father.”

  • Febreeze? Nope Febreze.

  • JcPenney or JcPenny? JcPenney.

  • Curious George, tail or no tail. He has no tail, but how was he a monkey?

  • Charles Schulz or Schultz? Schulz.

  • Sketchers or Skechers? Skechers.

Written By: Jackie Glotta and Lauren Erickson