Edition 1-October 2013
The World Around Us
Australia wildfires are spreading all over australia. Walter Linder , 63, collapsed while fighting the fire along side with his neighbor. Fire fighter are fighting 98 fires across australia. More than 100 firefighters are battling a fire that so far destroyed 8,649 acres. The fire that burned from Lithgow towards Bilpin burned more than 49,000 acres.
Kenya Mall Attack
There was two people who attacked the mall. One of the suspect was Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow. About sixty seven people died in the kenya mall attack. The reason that kenya mall was attack because kenya had their army in somalia. Al Shabab threatened will threatened more attack on kenya if kenya doesn’t move its army back to its land.
Candy Factory Explosion
Candy factory explosion in mexico. The explosion happened in a city ,Ciudad Juarez, near the border of mexico and united states. The explosion killed one person and injured dozen of other people. Eleven people were badly injured and thirty people had minor injury. They are still looking if there are more victims.
Typhoon Hits in Tokyo Area
The typhoon killed at least 18 people. Forty one people are still missing from the typhoon. More than 500 domestic and international flights were cancelled. The typhoon caused more than 56,000 household to black out.
Truth about Halloween?
by Choua Xiong
Halloween, What is Halloween? It originally came from Ireland and Scotland from immigrants who brought their beliefs and religion over to America. It wasn’t called Halloween long ago, 2000 years ago it was called Samhain [sah-win], Hallowe’en and All hallows’ eve which all mean All Saint’s Day or Day of The Saints. On Oct. 31 they would stock up food for the winter and would celebrate the ending of the harvest festival by lighting bonfires, carve jack o lanterns in the Gaelic Religion. They believe November 1 was the day the dead walk the earth again so they would leave food on their front steps for them to eat and dress up in masks and costume to mimic evil spirits or appease them. Halloween back then was the time kids would steal gates, scare people, and violate property and cause big problem. The term Trick or Treat was a solution for kids to stop vandalism Then it turned into Halloween over time. Over years Trick or Treat was big, one would miss it kids would go around neighborhood getting candy and enjoying sweets.
In America, police threaten parents to not allow kids to carry out the element “Trick.” Because pranks and vandalism pulled on neighbors, friends, and family which affected their property and hard work to keep the community clean. Halloween was also a religious reason they think it was the day of the dead coming back from their graves to visit their living relatives and see how they are doing. Families would go to their graves and leave them food, drinks, clothes, and their lost ones their belongings for them to eat or use in the spirit world. It was a ceremonial sacrifice to give things to their love ones. In the Hmong culture they would make paper gold blocks and burn them so it can go into the spirit world. This Ceremony is used all over the world.
Solar power options
by Tyler J.
Ever been on a laptop when the battery is about to die? Ever try using the sun to charge your laptop? Well now you can charge your laptop with solar panels! The solar panels can charge up to ten hours worth of battery life. This can be useful if you travel a lot. It may be kind of expensive but it can be very handy. When the solar panel is in direct use it’ll take a while to charge but still is useful. You can also charge it indirectly. You’d have to charge the solar panel to charge the laptop. Complex, but still extremely effective. You can buy yours today for only one payment of $350.
by Summer S.
Google has leaked information to rivals, Samsung and Sony on smartwatches. Samsung unveiled their Galaxy Gear smart watch earlier this year, although, Apple had long since been planning to create their version, called the iWatch. Though it is not official, or certain, to be launched on October 31, is Android’s version of the smartwatch is expected to launch alongside the KitKat operating system, from Android. The KitKat could “take a leaf” from The Galaxy Gear by allowing the user to read emails and texts fowarded to the watch from their phone. This possible smartwatch will be tied tightly to Google Now programs found on most Android and iOS devices. One source says, “Google will announce that Nexus, a company that makes the Google Nexus, will release a watch codenamed Gem, likely together, with the KitKat announcement." One technology site also reads, “A Google smartwatch could link with their Google Glass wearable computer.”
The Syrian civil war is an ongoing conflict in the country that started March 15 2011. It started when forces loyal to the Ba’ath government and the people wanting to get rid of it. The protesters want the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad which his family held Syrian rule since 1971. The people want a new way of government and a new leader.
The US is preparing to get involved and send a military strike. When the US found proof the the Syrian regime used chemical weapons on its own people the US prepared to take action. But the government is mad because Obama is taking not enough action about Syria. If a strike happens then there will be a chain reaction in the Middle East. Hezbollah and Iran (Syrian allies) will fight back in war which is most likely. They would strike Israel, a US ally, and would prepare war. In late August John Boehner sent a letter to Obama criticising him about the lack of involvement in decisions for the involvement in Syria.
Obama doesn't want to get involved because on the recent history on war and the aftermath. If the US gets involved then a war will outbreak knowing Syria’s past. A war is not something the government can afford, especially in money. A government shutdown will possibly happen if a the US does a military strike and Syria fights back and declares war.
-Written by Joe Gruening, Oct 25 2013
Perhaps you have heard talking about the NSA. But what is the NSA, exactly? The initials “NSA” stands for National Security Agency. “The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) is home to America's codemakers and codebreakers,” reads the official NSA site. But recently, information has been leaking that they have been watching your every move on the internet and listening in on your private conversations. The Washington Post claimed that the NSA has hundreds upon hundreds of books filled of email addresses from private accounts on social networking sites. Edward Snowden, a former official, has leaked information, confirming these reports. The troubling thing, though, is the fact that the Supreme Court and other government groups allow this.
The NSA claims that searching peoples’ accounts, chats, and other internet-based things is for the fight against terrorism. Though this may seem suspicious at first, they did find and kill Hassan Ghul, a close associate to Osama bin Laden. Is it really worth giving up our freedom and privacy for a needle in a haystack?
by Brianna Burgess
The Nobel Peace Prize
By Hunter K.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee, the company that decides who gets the Nobel Peace Prize, decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 was awarded to an organization whose efforts was to get rid of chemical weapons. Nobel Peace Prize for 2013 was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for their hard work to get rid of chemical weapons.
During World War One, chemical weapons were used. During World War II, chemical weapons were also used during World War II. Chemical weapons have later been put to use on numerous occasions by both states and terrorists. In 1992-1993 a convention was drawn up banning the production and storage of such weapons. This came into force in 1997.
The agreement and the work of the OPCW had explained the use of chemical weapons as a ban under global law. Recent events in Syria, where chemical weapons have again been put to use, have underlined the need to strengthen the efforts to get rid of such weapons. Some states are still not members of the OPCW. Certain states have not seen the deadline, which was April 2012, for destroying their chemical weapons.
“The nobel peace prize is awarded by a group of 5 people who are chosen by the government of Norway. The said interest shall be divided into five equal parts, which shall be apportioned as follows: one part to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for a job between nations, the ending or cutback of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace meetings.” -- Alfred Nobel’s will
The explorer Christopher Columbus made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain: in 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502. He was determined to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia, but he never did. Instead, he accidentally stumbled upon the Americas. His journeys marked the beginning of centuries of trans-Atlantic conquest and colonization.
Christopher Columbus did not “discover” the Americas, nor was he even the first European to visit the “New World.” (Viking explorers had sailed to Greenland and Newfoundland in the 11th century.) However, his journey kicked off centuries of exploration and exploitation on the American continents.The consequences of his explorations were severe for the native populations of the areas he and the conquistadors conquered. Disease and environmental changes resulted in the destruction of the majority of the Native American population over time, while Europeans continued to extract natural resources from these territories. Today, Columbus has a mixed legacy he is remembered as a daring explorer who transformed the New World, yet his actions also unleashed changes that would eventually devastate the Native American populations he and his fellow explorers encountered.
It was a sunny day at Sabish Middle School and we asked students about their favorite celebrities and what they liked about them.
We were headed to the lunch room to interview the 7th grade students. We asked them who was their favorite celebrities were and why. One student with a football jersey on, named Jack, who said his favorite singer was Hunter Hayes; but also said he was annoying? We were surprised that someone who plays football would like Hunter Hayes! Another student said their favorite is Bruno Mars because “He is awesome and cute” a student, in the hall, said.
In the 8th grade English teacher, Mr. Olson’s, room we interviewed Donta and Kentez. We asked them who their favorite celebrity was. They replied, “Kim Kardashian because she is a fine lady.” They also like Eminem. We asked why. They replied, “He has words of wisdom in his music We asked another student in Mr. Olson’s class, Saischia, and she said that her favorite celebrity is Miley Cyrus. “She is my idol,” she said excitedly. “She is a great singer. My favorite songs are Wrecking Ball and 23. I WANT TO MEET HER NOW!!!!’’Mrs. Evert, the one and only French teacher, says that Kate Middleton is a leader in fashion and seems like a kind and friendly person. She also said that Kate met her husband, Prince William in college.
Movies Coming Soon!
Movies -----Release Dates
Hunger Games: Catching Fire ----22, Nov, 2013
Rio 2 ----11, April 2014
The Avengers: Age of Ultron ----1, May, 2015
Tranceformers: Age of Extinction----- 27, June, 2014
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones----- 3, Jan, 2014
Finding Dory 17----- June, 2016
Ted 2 26----- June, 2015
Hunger Games: Mockingjay----- Part 1 21, Nov, 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy -----1, Aug, 2014
22 Jump Street -----13, June, 2014
How to Train Your Dragon 2 -----13, June, 2014
James Bond 24 ----6, Nov, 2015
Hotel Transylvania 2---- 25, Sept, 2015
Despicable Me Minions -----10, July, 2015
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ----13, Dec, 2013
Put on your thinking cap!
Jasmine, Autumn, Madi , Kiara , Dustin, and Jay
Here are some Halloween Riddles
Find the answers in the online at http://goo.gl/9xZZ2T
1) What do goblins and ghosts drink when
they're hot and thirsty on Halloween?
2) What is a Mummie's favorite type of music?
3) Why do demons and ghouls hang out
4) What do you call a witch who lives at the
5) Why do ghosts go to the disco?
6) Where do young gremlins go to learn?
7) Why didn't the skeleton tango?
8) Why are turkeys spooky?
9) What tops off a ghost's ice cream sundae?
10) What is a vampire’s favorite holiday? (It’s
11) Which building does Dracula visit in New
12) What are the two most frightening states?
13) What do you get when you cross a black cat with a lemon?
14) What instrument do skeletons play?
15) Why did skeleton always chicken out?
16) Why are vampires so annoying?
17) What's a ghost’s favorite pie flavor?
18) What do you call two witches sharing a
19) Why don't mummies take vacations?
20) Why are witches so calm?
21) What do vampires call their boats?
22) Why do ghouls and demons hang out
23) What happened to the guy who couldn't
keep up payments to his exorcist?
24) What is a ghost's favorite TV Crime Show?25) Why did the ghost haunt the bar?
Find the answers somewhere in the newspaper:)
1. A tetrahendon is made up of how many triangles?
2. Once most crayfish and lobster molt, what do they do with their shells?
3. What is a "scarlet runner?"
4. What is the only state with a one-syllable name?
5. What is the capital of Ireland?
6. How can you tell the age of a frog?
7. What Greek island was the center of the Minoan civilization?
8. What New York landmark wears size 879 shoes?