Panther Pride

Norfolk Jr. High

By Griffin Knight

Nursery Rhyme

Five Monkeys Get Injuries

in Bed Accident in Zimbabwe

By Griffin Knight

On the day of the Super Bowl, five little monkeys were the victims of innocent and accidental injuries to the head. On February 3, 2013, five monkeys were having fun jumping on the bed, little did they know that one by one they’d all be bonked in the head. It all started when their mom, Orangutina, told them if they couldn’t be quiet, they’d have to go to sleep. They just ignored her as usual and were eventually put to bed, but that night they’d had got hopped up on candy and pop. To release their energy, they started jumping up and down on the bed. Then in five minutes, one fell off and bumped his head. Orangutina heard the noise and told her husband, Boboon, to catch her up on the game when she got back. When she got upstairs, she asked what had happened. All the monkeys went quiet and had just noticed the crying little monkey who had fell and got a bad concussion. Orangutina called the doctor immediately and the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” This vicious cycle went on until each monkey had fallen off the king sized mattress and bonked their head. The doctor eventually said to put the monkeys to bed rest... tied up.

Motivational Poster

Arguments on School Uniforms

I believe that our school should not have school uniforms because we couldn’t wear what we want and couldn't feel unique. You have to express your feelings through your clothes because if you wear the same the same thing everyday like everyone else, You feel somewhat unoriginal and bland. I think if you wanted to represent, you should do it with an emblem, but that would cost extra and some parents aren’t willing to pay $15 for one shirt. In conclusion, I think we shouldn't have to wear school uniforms because people would feel boring and it would cost more money.

App Review

Last night I just downloaded an app called Super Monsters Ate My Condo! It is a fast paced game that makes you match stacked colored condos and unlock power-ups. I like this game because it is easy but fun, and gives you two minutes to play and then it’s game over, which means it’s a good five minute waster. The animations are funny, just like the monsters designs and the way to get power-ups is completely random! (You spin a fat lady from an opera on a wheel, get a power-up, and then she comes in and sings and the game ends!) The developers of the app are PikPok and [Adult Swim] Games, they made other games like Robot Unicorn Attack and Flick Kick Football.

Feature Story

Over the weekend on Saturday, February 9, 2013, Oprah Winfrey announced that she was donating 10 million dollars towards better schools in Africa. After having her birthday and turning 59 years old 11 days before Saturday, she was still really happy, so she decided to meet up with her long lost half sister, Patricia, and Lance Armstrong to gather some money and donate it to Africa. They started with a fundraiser, which Oprah’s parents, Vernon and Vernita, donated $1,000 to. Even her husband, Studham Graham, donated $2,000! They had the fundraiser where one of Oprah’s houses is in, which is Montecito, California. They ended it in Kosciusko, Mississippi, Oprah’s hometown. They were $0.10 away from their goal of 10 million dollars when Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz came and each donated $0.05. Then to make things even more awesome, Barack Obama donated $10,000 to Oprah’s cause! He then told her, “I couldn’t have done it without you.” He was referring to how she helped him when she campaigned for him in 2007. When Oprah had arrived to Africa, the money they donated quickly built up to 20 schools scattered all over Africa. Oprah felt so great, she released a secret episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show on her broadcasting network OWN! She has her own network because her contract with ABC and The Oprah Winfrey Show had ended and she decided to buy a network, but sadly her show was still cancelled eventually a year later. Oprah continues to still be an enthusiastic actor, show host, producer, and philanthropist.

Movie Review

Do you love movies that explain things? Well, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a Sci-Fi movie about how the movie Planet of the Apes (1968) came to be in the foretold future. It’s about Caesar, an ape (Andy Serkis), that is the child of an ape that was given a medicine that helps the brain of the human. Since he has been exposed to this medication, his brain is developing faster. A man that works there accidentally kills her when she is defending her baby. He gives the baby to his friend, Will Rodman (James Franco), and his dad Charles Rodman (John Lithgow). They bond with the monkey and raises it until years later. Will finds true love (Freida Pinto) and Caesar learns to deal with it. After a few years, Caesar evolves enough and starts a revolution. I liked this movie because I cried at the sad parts and laughed at the funny parts. The storyline was great and the characters had feeling and meaning. As for the ending, it sent chills down my spine. This movie is PG-13 and is now Blu-Ray and DVD.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - HD Trailer 2 - (2011)