6th Grade Newspaper

A Lawrence Intermediate Publication

Beware the Ides of March...

If you're a Roman emperor that is. If you're a regular guy or gal here at LIS, you're pretty safe. Anyhoo, as it turns out, March is a pretty busy month--so busy in fact, we could not pick a SINGLE overarching theme for this issue of the newspaper. Therefore, we are offering up a smorgasbord of reporting. Grab your favorite leprechaun and dig in!


Hearts, Stars, and Horseshoes,

The Newspaper Staff

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! "Dr. Seuss Biography" by Kate Sanjek and Miduna Rishindran

Theodor Seuss Geisel, commonly known as "Dr.Seuss", was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He wrote many well-known books like The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax. However, many people don’t know his first book, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street.


And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street was his first book. It was also rejected. It was rejected again. It was rejected AGAIN. In total, his first book was only rejected twenty-eight times. Fortunately, being told “you’re not good enough” and “you’re not talented” did not stop this man. He kept trying and trying 'til it was finally published on December 21, 1937.


What gave him the idea for his first book? Geisel was stuck on a boat while returning from a trip in Europe. For eight days, he kept listening to the same sounds of the boat’s engine. Geisel listened to it so much that the rhythm got stuck in his head. Soon, he wrote the pattern of the sounds down. Believe it or not these are some of the lines in And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street.


Making a book is pretty challenging, but Dr.Suess could do it. After thousands of tries his dream came true. His ideas also came with an unusual way of listening to things while he was bored. It finally all paid off when all his great little ideas grew into many great books for children.

Women's History Month "Abigail Scott Duniway" by Chloe Asack

Abigail Scott Duniway was a brave women’s rights activist. For Women’s History Month, I am going to tell you about her legacy.


Abigail “Jenny” Scott was born on October 22, 1834 in Groveland, Illinois to Anne Roelofson Scott and John Tucker Scott. She was the third of 12 children. Throughout her childhood she loved writing, but she only went to school only some of the time. She grew up in a very hardworking household. Her father believed that when the children were hurt, they should push through the pain. As a result, she suffered a back injury from which she never fully recovered. When she was in her late teens, her family moved to Oregon where she met her husband.


When Jenny and her family got to Oregon, she had many possible suitors, considering they had another initiative; any person coming to Oregon before a certain time could get land for free. Men were looking for girls to marry so they would have more land. When Jenny was picking which man she would marry, she met Ben Duniway. They soon married. Later on, Ben was in an accident that prohibited him from working on the farm. This is when Ben, Jenny, and their children decided to move to Albany.


In Albany, Jenny ran a millinery shop to support the family. She was very successful, however, the stories women would tell about their husbands would make her so upset. This is one of the first things that influenced Jenny to become a women’s rights activist. Later on, she started her newspaper called The New Northwest, which was devoted to women’s rights. She ran her newspaper successfully for many years.


In the end, Jenny was one of the most influential people in the fight for women’s rights. Abigail Scott Duniway was a fantastic person who changed how we see the world today.

"Mystery Teacher" with Akash Kura, CJ Caponi, Paraj Goyal, and Sai Cheetha Rajesh

  • Went to Rowan University

  • Used to work in Technical Publishing

  • Lives in an ancient shack built in the 1880's

  • Likes to go to Home Depot, (to repair the shack)

  • Loves reading newspapers and reading online

  • Lucky number (13)th year in district

  • 3rd year at LIS

  • Dream is to live in Ireland for a year or two

  • Loves German shepherds

  • Loves eating at restaurants

  • Doesn’t cook
  • Favorite subject is History


Last month's Mystery Teachers were: Mr. Wells, Ms. Flowers, and Ms. Howe

"Shrek: The Interview" by Kush Anandpara and Arnav Aggarwal

Shrek (The Interview)

Special Thanks

Thank you to Ms. Lowden, Ms. Rello, and Mrs. Kershner for allowing us to attend rehearsals and film part of the show. Also, to Malik, Ev, Katie, Dhruv, and Ben for their interviews!

"American Red Cross Month" by Arya Baskaran

March is American Red Cross month. The American Red Cross is a program in which people donate their time, money, and even blood to help people who are suffering from terrible disasters. They also learn and teach people life saving skills as well.


Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross organization on May 21, 1881, in Washington, D.C. She led the Red Cross for over 23 years.


During World War II, the military requested blood donations for the army. Because of this, the Red Cross started a national blood program and they received 13.3 million pints of blood for the military forces!


Today, they are still helping people who are suffering. Their five main goals for helping people and showing them compassion are:

-People affected by disasters in America

-Support for members of the military and their families

-Blood collection, processing and distribution

-Health and safety education and training

-International relief and development


Go here for more information on the American Red Cross Organization

http://www.redcross.org/mo2