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Highland Lakes School ** Spread Kindness, Not Germs!
Basketball - Feb. 16 - March 11
Track starting 3/2 after school 3:40 to about 5:00.
Spiritline camp from 3/22 to 4/15 after school until about 5:00 in the gym.
Baseball and softball tryouts 3/22 and 3/23.
1/2 day - March 12th
Spring Break, Don't Be Bored! By Sahej B.
Disconnecting From The Internet By Alexa C.
The internet is something almost everyone uses. Humans constantly are using technology, whether it comes to watching tv, scrolling on social media platforms, or playing games on your Xbox or Ps4. Sure it's fun, but it is not healthy to constantly be online. The human body needs time to disconnect from technology. Getting exercise is a healthy part of life. Go play sports outside, go for a run, do some yoga or weight lifting. Or instead, do something to relax your mind. Read a book, do some arts and crafts, cook something, or pick up an instrument and learn to play. Whatever it may be, find some hobbies that you enjoy. Put down technology for a little while and do something productive.
The New March Shows by Rebeka P.
March 2021 is going to be full of new television series and movies. Whether you love watching T.V. or if you love to see movies, March is the time for you. We will look through some of the shows coming to Netflix and Disney plus.
City of ghosts (March 5)
Carmen Sandiego (streaming seasons 1-4)
Henry Danger (streaming seasons 1-3)
ICarly (streaming seasons 1-2)
Raya and the Last Dragon (March 5)
WandaVision: Season Finale (March 5)
Disney Secrets of Sulphur Springs: Time Warped (March 5)
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (March 5)
Heartland Docs, DVM, Season 2 (March 5)
Own the Room (March 12)
Disney Secrets of Sulphur Springs: Long Time Gone (March 12)
Disney Junior Doc McStuffins: The Doc Is In (March 12)
Disney My Music Story: Perfume (March 12)
Dr. K's Exotic Animal ER, Season 1-8 (March 12)
Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet, Season 7 (March 12)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (March 12)
Marvel Studios: Legends (March 12)
Assembled: The Making of WandaVision (March 12)
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Episode 1 (March 19)
Disney Big Hero 6 The Series, Season 3 (March 19)
Disney Secrets of Sulphur Springs: If I Could Turn Back Time (March 19)
Mexico Untamed, Season 1 (March 19)
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Episode 1 (March 26)
Disney Secrets of Sulphur Springs: As Time Goes By (March 26)
Disney Pickle and Peanut, Season 1 and 2 (March 26)
Gnomeo & Juliet (March 26)
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Episode 2 (March 26)
Energy Storage: By Carter R.
Concrete trains are one way to store gravitational potential energy (gpe). I researched this method and thought it was very innovative. The train cars have a generator, wheels, and a concrete block. The trains are sent down a slope and the heavy block adds to the weight going down. But then, I had an idea to gather more electricity while it is being stored. Imagine a railroad track that curves down and back up, like a bowl. Maybe a hundred fifty or so feet long. Because generators and motors work the same way, just reversed, we could send the train down the track, gathering energy along the whole way. And then the combined force of the inertia and a little bit of the energy gathered carried the train back to the top. Next, it would stop at the top and go backwards. Once set in motion, the car would only have to dip into about 25% (estimated) of its own energy each time up the track. There would most likely be a third rail to send the electricity to capacitors. This entire unit would be in a closed environment so as to not be destroyed by storms, people, or animals.
Who are the Warner Brothers? By Makenna
Many people know the Warner Brothers from seeing their intro in movies, shows, cartoons and other films. The Warner Brothers Co. was founded in 1923 by 4 brothers who were named Harry, Sam, Albert, and Jack Warner. The company started during the great depression, there were many other television companies that needed help for production so Warner Brothers stepped up and took over the company giving them part of production money. Around this time their name got around. They agreed to keep the company going to produce a few films a year. They began to become more popular, and more people watched films produced by them. The company began making millions of dollars during the 1940’s. By 1958 the studio launched Warner Bros. Records, they made records based on movie soundtracks. In 1961 Jack recovered from a car crash and began not caring about the company and wanted to quit, because of this, the company agreed to sell it to Kinney National Company with an all cash-and-stock offer. The company established themselves as the leader in american film industry because of all their success. Today the company is still going producing thousands of films and making millions of dollars.
Knives Out Reveiw By Kateie C.
Knives Out is a PG-13 comedy/crime/drama that came out in 2019, being directed by Rian Johnson and staring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, and many more. The movie was nominted for an Oscar as "Best Original Screenplay" and won "Movie of the Year" at the AFI Awards, along with many others. It is an amazing movie and was expressed so by one of HLSTODAY's own Scott Addams as he stated, "It was a very good movie and it had some twists and some turns and kept me on my toes the entire time." Lionsgate spoke on the IMDb website, "When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's disfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death." Rottem Tomatos rated the movie 97% on the Tomatometer making it certified fresh and a 92% on audience score. It checks out with being an amazing movie, I'm thinking about watching right now to be honest! Give it a watch on Amazon PrimeVideo.
My Opinion By Guest Writer
Video Game Of The Year By Noah K.
With us two months into 2021, some games have come out and some have skyrocketed in popularity. Let us find out what game is the top of the leaderboard of popularity. My guess is that the game will be a call of duty game but with research, the top game this year is Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. I’m guessing this because of its battle royal addon called Warzone. Since Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War came out with the addon and added more things to the game, it has been a major factor in the rise of Warzone and Modern Warfare. The multiplayer is a fun add to the game too, as it lets you have infinite lives, and weapons you want, and any gamemode you want. It even lets you grind to get gold camo. That's it, the top rated game of 2021.
South American Soccer By Isabel R.
Hair By Arthur F.
The Suns are Shinning By Max W.
Answer to Pandemic Problem
Bear Den Editor(s)
Chris T. (8th grade)
Rebeka P. (7th grade)