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Yearbook Group Captures Memories at BEAMS Logan E.


Blue Earth -- In yearbook, students take pictures to capture memories from events like Homecoming, Harvest Dinner, Veterans Day Program, Kindness Week, and School Field Trips. Right before the books go on sale, yearbook committee members make posters to hang in the hall to promote that the books are on sale. Each yearbook staff member also helps design the pages to create a memorable yearbook. They are sold in February of each year. The students who ordered them will receive them at the end of the year in may. Yearbooks sell for $16.00 each.Yearbook at is a group at BEAMS that is open all for students to join. If you are interested in signing up for yearbook next year, you should attend the meeting held next January in lab 111 at the Middle School.

Mrs. Driscoll is the yearbook adviser, and she says, “Being in yearbook is a fun extracurricular activity for students to join and get involved with.” She also shares, “the yearbook is [made] to preserve the memories of the middle years.” Yearbook gives people the opportunity to take pictures and be creative. Mrs. Driscoll says, “Yearbook is a fun activity for kids to do and be a part of.”

Paulsen’s Hatchet Provides a Descriptive look at a Fantastic Adventure


Hatchet written by Gary Paulsen is the story of Brian, a 13 year-old-boy flying to Canada to see his dad. As Brian stared out the window of the small bush plane, he could smell a very strong odor coming from the pilot and noticed the pilot holding his arm and was in pain. Brian was getting pretty nervous about what would happen. Thoughts raced through his mind like what would he do if something bad happened? Brian took control of the plane after the pilot dozed off and tried radioing to an airport, but was unfortunately out of range. “He [the pilot] has had a heart attack!! Now what do I do?” Brian wonders. It is suspenseful and exciting. Running low on fuel, he tried an emergency landing on a small lake. Read this book to find out if he survives.


This book is a very well put together and easy to read and understand. Brian's character is very cool, smart, capable, and calm. People that like suspense and leave-you-on-the-edge cliffhangers as well as people who like the outdoors, hunting, and survival type of books would like this book. Paulsen wrote the ending with an unexpected twist that will gives you feelings, but you will have to read it to find out how it ends.


Rate this book as a 5 out of 5 because Gary Paulsen set it up and wrote it very descriptively and leaves readers wondering what will happen next in the story.


Bio of the Reviewer: Logan Enger is a 7th grader at BEA MS. He enjoys being outdoors and riding fourwheeler and hanging out with friends.


Should college athletes get paid?



I think college players should get payed because it is basicly just like the nfl.

My opinion, they do the same things as the pros while they are in college just in a lower college level. Weather it is college football, baseball, basketball, hockey they are all doing a job like everyone else. If college athletes got paid I think it would be more of a competition because they would play better for the money. It would also help them learn how to keep track and be responsible with their money. They show up to work like a job but it's just playing the game and putting yourself in each play.


Some cons about college athletes getting paid are they already have scholarships and have stipends to use for books and other basic things. I can see why they don’t get paid because they want to get to the professional level and then get paid millions. College athletes have jobs on the side that they make money with. I could see both sides of the debate, but I think it would be impressing if college athletes get paid.