Creative Writing Contest 2019 Reply

Are you creative? Do you like to write? Submit a creative writing piece, and if you win you will get a prize. There will only be one winner. Your piece can be a poem, a short story or a part of a short story if it is too long. (Please note that we will use a plagiarism checker!)

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 250 Words
  • Maximum of  5 pages
  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: 12
  • Double Spaced
  • Prompt: ANYTHING! Use Your Imagination To The Fullest!

The Submission Is Due February 13th.

Ready To Begin? Fill Out The Form Here!:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScT8DjObYuG2o9ve3PLKQWoDsTEg-qj3aTNo5F6vHUV8H-bJg/viewform

Global Warming Is NOT A Fraud! 3

Gavin Mercado

There is something that the world has been steaming about in controversy recently. That’s right, I´m talking about global warming.

Now, President Trump has been quoted multiple times on saying ¨global warming is a fraud.¨ I would like to ask, well, how? Trump claims that scientists are lying about this to gain political interest. However, I would like to ask, how is this fake?:

This is a prime example of indirect animal cruelty. The people who have sponsored Trump’s for presidency support this. They support deaths of countless numbers of animals living at the poles.

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Farmer’s Market Palooza Reply

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Madison Evans

On Friday, December 16th, Stacey’s Garden Club had a farmer’s market holding the key to success while trying to raise money for their new shed.

At the market, they had succulents, lettuce and kale arrangements, and lemons. There were large pots of multiple small succulents inside, each sold for $7. There were also medium and small succulents; the medium for $5 and the small for $3. All of the pots were hand painted by AVID and garden club students- decorated with Christmas colors, solid colors, and so much more. The kale sold for $3 and the lemons for $1.

Garden Club’s goal was to get enough money to buy a shed so they can store their important supplies- like shovels, rakes, etc.-  by the end of 2018, or before winter break. At this farmer’s market, they raised $170. Many people bought succulents while the garden club members advertised by chanting cheers and saying, “Come and get the perfect Christmas present for your family!” More…

The Amazing Alyson Boren Reply

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Madison Evans

Alyson Boren is an amazing student who loves to play softball, rugby, go to the gym, and hang out with friends during her free time. She is the one that stays calm (most of the time, at least) during tough circumstances both at home and at school. Alyson is a funny, caring, and friendly student who everyone would want to be friends with. Now let’s take an inside look at what it’s like to be Alyson Boren.

To start off, Alyson uses sports to help herself both blow off some steam and train and work hard to get to college with a softball scholarship to UCLA- the college she’d wanted to go to since she was only four years old. While in college, Alyson will take as many college courses as it takes and train very hard to follow a path into becoming a Navy Seal.

Known as “Aly” in her softball league, one of the best players there, she has definitely become famous on the fields. She started playing travel ball in 2018, making new friends and training harder than ever. She mostly plays catcher and is an amazing batter. She would love for softball to take her to UCLA in the future. More…

Spongebob’s All Washed Up Reply

The whimsically childish, funny, and entertaining sponge that many of us grew up with was once one of the best children’s shows on the air. It had both dumb and childish humor for young kids, more clever humor for whatever older kids were watching, and some adult type humor that goes completely over kid’s heads. It really was the perfect recipe for a wonderful, enjoyable show.

However, I can’t say the same for recent episodes. Spongebob has gone seriously downhill.

For one, all the characters have changed incredibly. It’s like the writers forgot who they are supposed to be. Squidward, for instance, is supposed to be a grump. You’re not supposed to like him at all. And he’s supposed to hate Spongebob and Patrick. But more recently, Squidward has actually been nice to them. Apparently, he even helps Patrick run a lemonade stand. What even happened there? More…

Is 16 an appropriate age to start driving? Reply

Savannah McVey

In California, 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age. Is this epidemic really due to age though?

At the age of sixteen teens can receive their intermediate license, giving them some power behind the wheel. However, many argue that 16 is too young of an age to drive. On the other hand, some claim age doesn’t matter when it comes to driving, maturity does.

Arguing against driving at this age, many believe there is a major lack of experience. Some teens don’t take much time to practice before rushing into the test for a permit. They haven’t had enough time to get comfortable driving on the road. More…

Ms. Phan Conspiracy Theories 11

The Journalism Investigative Team

Does Ms. Phan Teach/Attend Hogwarts?:

Anyone who has ever been in Ms. Phan’s classroom knows that she is a full-blown Harry Potter fan. She collected all a fan could want. Papers, POPS, and even her own cat! But could she just store this all in her classroom because her house in the wizarding world is too full? Our theory is that Ms. Phan also teaches the history of magic to students while they are away from whatever school they go to. More…

Women ARE Oppressed 23

Isabella Gonzalez

Girls Inc. is an organization that focuses on empowering women. Is it necessary? Yes. Woman around the world are discriminated against and are treated unequally. (Response to “Is it Necessary to have a club about Women Empowerment”)

In the counter-argument article, it states that Girls Inc. is a “frivolous program” and insists empowering women is unneeded. This is ridiculous. The first half of the article is about how women should suck it up because “it’s a cutthroat world.” This world already has cruel things occurring, we don’t need more. The author of the opposing article, states, “It’s a cut-throat world and the no one should ever be given special help because they feel bad.” If girls feel bad, we should not say it doesn’t matter, we should help them to make the world peaceful not cutthroat.

Does the phrase, “Focusing on the whole girl” seem ethical and unjust? No, so why was it stated that “This entails only what can be assumed as the notion of girls not being whole in this society.” Now, this is absurd. “Focusing on the Whole Girl” means that they want women to find who they are, their strengths, passions, and feelings. This phrase does not mean that girls are not whole in this society. More…

Movies coming out in 2019 4

Ashley Wolf

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Since the last time we have seen what’s going on in the LEGO town of Bricksburg a lot has changed. LEGO DUPLO invaders from space are destroying everything, and it is up to Emmet, Lucy, and Batman to stop them. The trio travel to unexplored lands with the rest of their friends. This movie is set to be released on February 8th and features a great cast including:

  • Jason Momoa
  • Margot Robbie
  • Chris Pratt
  • Channing Tatum
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Jonah Hill
  • Gal Gadot
  • Elizebeth Banks
  • Alison Brie
  • And many more
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Recap 2018 1

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Ashley Wolf & Gwyn Kent

2018 was a great year, nevertheless, 2019 has just begun and we should all look forward to another great year. And for the nostalgia, let’s look back on 2018.

Top Google Searches

If you ever need to look something up, you can just google it. Well in 2018 we sure did use google a lot, here are the top ten Google searches of 2018.

  1. World Cup
  2. Hurricane Florence
  3. Mac Miller
  4. Kate Spade
  5. Anthony Bourdain
  6. Black Panther
  7. Mega Millions results
  8. Stan Lee
  9. Demi Lovato
  10. Election results

Those were just the overall top searches but for more information, let’s break it down into categories. More…