The Panther News

By Blake Forsythe

By Blake Forsythe

Feature Story

Michael Vick

This is the story of a very talented football player, but he almost ruined his career when he got arrested. Michael Vick was born June 26, 1980. His middle name is Dwayne. His parents are Michael Boddie and Brenda Vick. He was born in Newport News, Virginia. His Zodiac sign is cancer. His race is African American. He went to high school at Warwick High School and played football there. When he graduated from Warwick he went to the university of Virginia Tech to play football for them. He then got drafted to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL to be their starting QB. 6 years, August 20, 2007, Michael Vick admitted to running an illegal dog fighting business and got arrested for it. When he was released the Philadelphia Eagles drafted him to be the backup for Donovan McNabb. The following year he became the starter because Donovan McNabb got traded to the Redskins. Michael Vick is 216 lbs. He is also 6 feet tall. He now has a wife named Kijafa Frink. His kids are Jada, Mitez, and London Vick. This is the story of Michael Vick.

By Blake Forsythe

Movie Review

The Express

By Blake Forsythe

The Express is a dramatic movie, and there is a lot of sports in it too. The main characters are Rob Brown as Ernie Davis, Dennis Quaid as Ben Schwartzwalder (Syracuse football coach), Charles S. Dutton as Willie ‘Pops’ Davis (Ernie’s grandpa), and Nicole Beharie as Sarah Ward (Ernie’s girlfriend). This movie is about an African American named Ernie who grew up in a tough environment when the colored people were treated badly. But he rose to the challenge and fought segregation and had a very successful life. He played at running back for Syracuse and won the Heisman trophy. He then went straight to the NFL and was drafted to the Cleveland Browns, and that was tough for an African American man to do back then. Later he starts fighting a disease called Leukemia and dies because of it at age 23. Isn’t that sad? The Movie takes place from 1939 to 1963. It was made in 2008. The moral of the story is that if you believe you can fight anything, even segregation. This movie is rated PG. I like this movie because it inspired me to be a better football player, and to work harder.


By Blake Forsythe

Nursery Rhyme

One day, five monkeys were jumping on the trampoline. Their names were Peter, George, Sally, Bob, and Ally. Five minutes later there was an earthquake and Peter fell off. Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, "No more monkeys jumping on the trampoline!" Then the earthquake bumped over the trampoline net and into the pool. So mama called the doctor and the doctor said, "No more monkeys are alive!"


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Quote

By Blake Forsythe

Homework Debate

I think homework should be eliminated for many reasons. First of all, if you do it in class and take the time to do it, you'll get it right the first time. It also takes away time for sports. You also can't be as active when you have homework all the time. It takes away family time so you can't hang out with your family a whole lot or your friends. Last of all, it's just a waste of time.


By Blake Forsythe

Autobiography

Blake wears a polo and khaki shorts to work everyday, and when he’s at home he likes to wear football shirts or jerseys. Blake attended Norfolk Senior High School in Nebraska. He participated in football, wrestling, and track. Blake went to college at South Carolina University and majored in Architecture. Blake’s first job was when he was 13 and he did detasseling. Blake got married right out of college at age 22, and had 2 children. Their names are Dylan and Brandon. Blake now lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Blake has been an architect in Atlanta for ten years and lives a happy life. He likes golfing with his buddies and watching football with them too. His plans for the future are when he retires he and his wife are going to travel the world. Yes, Blake plans to continue his career for a while. Blake might earn another degree if he wants to get a promotion. He plans to travel around the world and visit places when he retires, and he plans to go to places like China, Japan, Australia, Brazil and so on.


By Blake Forsythe

Favorite Game

Madden NFL 25 is my favorite game. It is a professional football game that is celebrating 25 years of Madden football for gaming systems. You can play online with other people or with friends, and it has all the newest players from the NFL draft. You can also play franchise and be a player, coach, or owner. There is also a thing called ultimate team where you collect cards and play with those players too! You can also play online on ultimate team. You can also earn trophies on Madden NFL 25. My goal is to beat every online player on that game.


By Blake Forsythe