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March 18, 2022 - Ed.#6


An Interview With BMS Track Participant Anthony Villalobos - By: Emanuel Ventura-Guzman

Q: Have you ever run track before?

A: Yes I have, last year

Q: What are you expecting this year?

A: To win more races

Q:What is the most miles you have run?

A: 1mile

Q:Why did you join track?

A: Because my Uncle did it and because it seemed fun.

Q: Have you ever been injured?

A:No, I have not been injured.

Q: Do you eat before going to track?

A: No, because I go right after school.

Q: How fast should you be running?

A: It depends what race I am doing.

Q: What do you wear?

A: Shorts, shirt.

Q: What should you bring to track?

A: Track shoes, water.

Q: When do you need new running shoes?

A: When track starts.

Q: Do you like running?

A: Yes, that is why I am doing track.

Q:Do you run for distance or speed?

A: Speed because it gets you to the finish line faster.

Q: What are some tips for track?

A: Bring water always and try your best

Q: How do beginners prepare for track?

A: Run 20 minutes out, run back faster than 20 minutes.

Q: What do you do at a track meet?

A: Warm-ups and run

If you have further questions about our BMS track program, ask Anthony, one of the other members of the team, or the coaches.


My Talk With Tim - By: Adam Eyerly

Meet my friend Tim Conkin in 6th grade. Tim is my good friend. He is a talented person. He is a great person.

His favorite creator is Bo Burnham, a comedian/songwriter. He likes the Five Nights at Freddy's games and My Hero Academia. He is a funny guy. He’s always making jokes. He really doesn't let many people see this side of him. Only his close friend or the friends he has known for a long time.

He’s a great person if you get to know him. He can be annoying at times like most people can, but he is a great person. He really doesn’t like people or cameras so if he doesn’t like you don’t annoy him.

In conclusion, Tim likes anime videogames and comedy. Maybe you can get to know him too..


Shortage On Teachers - By: Genesis Castillo

In the state of Michigan, there is up to 10,000 teachers a year leaving their jobs as teachers. Only up to 5,000 people are entering to be a teacher and not only is there a shortage of teachers but also bus drivers, substitute teachers, lunch workers etc. This is sadly mostly in Michigan.

Lots of people don’t want to sign up for being a teacher because they don't get paid well enough for what they do. Most teachers also have been quitting because of Covid. Same goes for substitute teachers. Some substitutes have been quitting because they've been scared to catch covid and give it to their family.

Can the shortage of teachers get worse? How can we fix this shortage?

Nearly 48% of teachers have thought of quitting in the last month. Some schools have classes in gyms because of the shortage, Some schools even had to shut down.

If a district is willing to pay more, they can get more teachers to sign up. They are telling the students that they will pay off their school loan or pay for their college so they can sign up to be a teacher. Federal programs for college loan forgiveness might encourage more teachers to look for jobs in high-needs schools.

Have you ever thought about going into the school system? We need committed, hard working people to keep our education system on the right track.

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Ukraine Invasion - By: Karrine Lopez

On February 23, 2022 Russia launched a full scale assault on Ukraine after weeks of warnings from the US and Western European leaders.

It was stated that the US had offered to fly Voldymyr Zelensky out of Ukraine, he had said “I need ammunition not a ride” and will stay in Ukraine alongside his wife Olenna Zelensky. Ukrainians now look up to Zelensky to protect them from the impending danger of the Russian military.

Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelensky will also speak virtually to members of the congress on Wednesday. News sources report "As war rages on in Ukraine, it is with great respect and admiration for the Ukrainian people that we invite all Members of the House and Senate to attend a Virtual Address to the United States Congress delivered by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine on Wednesday, March 16th at 9:00 a.m.,"

Just a little update Joe Biden called Vladimir Putin a “war criminal”.

This situation will change daily. Even though this is happening many miles away, it could have impacts here in the U.S.

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Let's Check Out Some Popular Apps! - By: Anne Tuinstra

Lots of people love different apps but what apps are really popular? I asked different kids and a couple of adults. Check out their responses:

Person A likes TikTok because they like to dance.

Person B likes TikTok because it is interacting.

Person C loves Tik Tok because it is interesting, entertaining.

Person D likes Discord. It is an app where you can text and facetime

Other popular apps that are out there are Spotify, Twitter, and Facebook.

There are lots of different apps. Some that we all know about and some we don’t. So you might want to check out some of these popular ones or ask around to find one that is new to you.

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