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Mouse in the Whitehouse?!

For the first time ever, there is a mouse in the house, but not just any house, the White house! They named him Mickey Mouse and are now doing tests on him to see how he got into the White house. Security cameras show he ran up the 2,000,000 dollar Grandfather clock to get a better view to look for some cheese. However when the clock struck one, Mickey got scared and scurried into the kitchen where he was found by a cook. They then called animal control and trapped the mouse. It was later found he snuck in when a door was opened by the president himself! The president does not want the mouse killed because he didn't do anything wrong. Mickey Mouse will later be released far away from the White house.
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Interesting Facts About Tennis

Tennis is a very technical and tiring sport. First, some history on tennis. Lawn Tennis was invented in 1873 by Major Walter C. Wingfield. It originated in France during the middle ages. Next, information on the players. The number one player in the world for men is Novak Djokovic. Novak was discovered as a six-year-old by Jelena Gencic who then trained him until he was about fourteen and started competing. The number one player in the world for women is the United States’ very own Serena Williams. She started playing when she was just five-years-old and was homeschooled by her dad who was also her coach. Now, some different tennis swings and scoring. These include forehand groundstroke, backhand groundstroke, forehand volley, backhand volley, overhead, and serve. In tennis when the score is zero, it is called love. Then the scoring goes fifteen, thirty, forty, and winning point. If you are playing AD-in you keep playing until someone wins by two. If you are playing no AD-in the first person to win a point after forty wins. If it is tied forty to forty it is called deuce. Next, tennis uses a lot of technique which includes how to hit the ball, where to hit the ball, and when to hit the ball. When you are playing singles, if you’ve ever seen a tennis court, the little alleys on the sides are called doubles alleys and are considered out. They are only good for playing doubles. There is a little tick mark at the end of the court by the baseline. If you are serving on the right side of the court, you cannot cross the line on the the left side of the court. Same thing goes if you’re serving on the left side of the court. If you serve into the net, it is called a “fault” and you get one more try and then the other team gets the point. You have to serve across the court into the opposite service box. One person serves for the entire game. In conclusion, tennis is a very fun, technical, tiring sport. I hope to become a professional some day.


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Color Switch

Color switch is a very fun and addicting game. You have to bounce a ball through a circle and match the color. If you bounce on the wrong color, you will lose, and will have to start over. Also, when you bounce through the correct circle, you get a star. Then, you buy different characters,(cross, volleyball, guy with sunglasses) with your stars that you collect. Color Switch constantly has new updates for new types of game modes that keep you coming back for more, and if you are stuck on a level you keep wanting to play it over and over until you pass it. They invent so many new levels that you will always want to play the game. I hope they always keep inventing new game modes because I will always want to play them.
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Miracles from Heaven

Have you ever seen a movie based on a true story that is almost unbelievable? Miracles from Heaven is a true story about a 10-year-old girl named Anna Beam, played by Kylie Rogers, who is diagnosed with a rare stomach disease in which her intestines don't really work. She has to be fed through a tube and her stomach gets big. Her mom, Christy Beam played by Jennifer Garner, has to go with her to doctors all the way in Boston when they live in Texas. When she climbs up a big tree with her older sister, Brighton Sharbino played as Abbie Beam, the tree snaps and then she ends up falling down the hole of a 30 foot hollow tree where she is knocked unconscious and her lifeless body has to be pulled out and life flighted to a hospital. Will the fall kill her or do just the opposite? Find out in Miracles from Heaven. The theme of this movie is that family will get you through everything and miracles can happen. I think the movie is an amazing miracle and they put it together really well. The actors and actresses play the parts really well.


Miracles From Heaven - Official Trailer (ft. Jennifer Garner)
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