Tome Raiders Repeat!

Posted 2022-06-20 06:29:29 | Views: 19

     In a move reminiscent of the mid-eighties Lakers, the Morrisville Tome Raiders repeated their place ranking during the 2022 Reading Olympics competition.
    Led by team captain Aisha Moundir, the Tome Raiders cemented their place in annals of Reading Olympics' history.
    "She is pretty much the James Worthy of the team," said co-advisor Ken Kelman.
     The team competed in a Kahoot style question format, vanquishing their opponents, like the Lakers smashed the Celtics in 1984.
     "It was a total team victory," said co-advisor, Traci Coley. "The students knew their stuff."
     The students hope to earn a Three-peat next year under the leadership of new captain, Olvia Bielawski.



Summer Reading Book Fair

Posted 2022-06-10 07:15:30 | Views: 24
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     First Annual Summer Reading Book Fair

By Jade Perry
       On Wednesday, June 8 and Thurday June 9,, all students 5-11 grades of Morrisville were given the opportunity to select their own book for this year’s summer reading assignment.
      A book fair was set up in the media center with various donated books for the students to pick from. While students are permitted to keep their book permanently, returning their summer reading book for future students will get them extra credit on the summer reading assignment next year, making a great way to start off the year with a head start!
       Many students had positive things to say about the book fair. 
       Haris Qazi said “The book fair is a very inspiring place.”. 
      “I think the book fair is very helpful because we get to pick what we read.” Casandra Ulysse said when asked her opinion on the book fair.
      While the book fair idea was generally well received by students, it was not without its critics. According to Amya Pathirana, “[The book fair] is the most ridiculous thing ever, we are too old for this.”
      Eric Sewell also had more to add, “The book fair was like rain: once you go in it doesn’t get better.”
     "It is a nice thing to do," said Kaylee Searle 
     Jon Gilkeson added that the book fair was very delicious. 
      The book fair offered students with a lot of freedom of choice over what they read for the summer, and the book fair assignment itself is even more open, giving the students several options as to what assignment they can complete about their chosen book. 
     From writing a rap about their book, to illustrating a comic of key scenes, the students of Morrisville Middle/Senior High School are given the choice to select the assignment that works best for them. Many students are sure to enjoy their newfound freedom of choice in this year’s summer reading project

Middle School Gym Day

Posted 2022-06-03 06:52:12 | Views: 27

Anything But a Backpack!

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Twins Day 2022

Posted 2022-06-01 08:48:43 | Views: 32
BULldog Week 2022:  Twins Day

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Posted 2022-04-07 08:40:46 | Views: 73
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  Fun Facts to 
Help You Seem Interesting at
By Sam Ortiz

Fun Fact Many people mistakenly think plutoids and dwarf planets are the same thing. 
Plutoids are a subcategory of dwarf planets. Plutoids are dwarf planets that are farther than Neptune in the solar system. Ceres is in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, so Ceres fits the criteria for being a dwarf planet, but not the one for being a plutoid
Fun fact: Every part of a shoe has a name.
You’ve probably heard of a shoe’s soles and tongues or maybe even it’s eyelets. From a shoe’s collar to it’s eyestay, every part of a shoe’s anatomy has a nam
Fun fact: The only difference between perfume and cologne is its concentration.
There’s different categories for scents you apply to yourself based on its concentration. These categories are Eau Fraiche, Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum, and Perfume (or parfum) with Eau Fraiche being the least concentrated and Perfume being the most concentrated. The amount of time the scent lasts is determined by its concentration.
Fun fact: There are different tiers of Barbies.
arbies are categorized into “Labels”. First, there are the dolls meant for play. These dolls do not have limited numbers and they are not labeled. Next, there’s the pink and black label Barbies. They also do not have limited numbers. Pink label barbies are keepsake barbies, like Holiday or Birthday Barbies. Black label Barbies are meant for older collectors. Next, there’s the Silver and Gold labels. Silver Label barbies are limited to only 50,000 dolls, and Gold Label Barbies are limited to just 25,000 Barbies made. Platinum Label Barbies are the rarest of them all. The Platinum Label limits each Barbie to less than 1000 dolls made. Platinum Label Barbies can go from anywhere between $200 to $2000. Official One-of-a-kind Barbies are included in the Platinum label like Barbie by Stefano Canturi, a doll with multiple real diamonds on it, which sold for $302,500.
Fun fact: Some dog breeds don’t exist anymore.
Lots of dog breeds like the Blue Paul Terrier and the Cumberland Sheepdog have stopped existing. They could’ve gone extinct for some factors that aren’t related to humans or simply because they weren’t very popular.
Fun fact: The reason why bubblegum is pink is because that’s the only colour the creator had.
The creator of bubble gum only had red food colouring on hand. When added to the gum, it became pink.
Fun fact: Cranberries grow on vines.
Cranberries grow on vines in places called cranberry bogs.
Fun fact: Professional crayons exist.
Lots of artists use crayons in their work. The crayons artists use are different from kid’s crayons because of their formula. Artist’s crayons are more expensive and they’re made to be able to blend colours evenly.
Fun fact: The world’s smallest flowering plant is the size of a sprinkle.
The Wolffia Globosa, also known as duckweed, is the world’s smallest flowering plant.
Fun fact: The Times New Roman font was designed for a newspaper.
The Times New Roman font was specifically designed for a newspaper. It was later adapted to suit longer texts like books.

Claudete Colvin

Posted 2022-03-17 07:40:49 | Views: 75
            Claudette Colvin: The Fifteen-              Year-Old Civil Rights Pioneer
By Jade Perry
     In 1955, two African-American women famously refused to give up their seats to white passengers in Montgomery, Alabama. 
     One of those women was Rosa Parks, a name everyone recognizes as one of the most influential leaders of the civil rights movement, and for her significant role in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955. 
     The other name is lesser known: Claudette Colvin.
     While many people believe that Rose Parks was the first black woman to refuse to give up her seat, that simply isn’t true. Claudette Colvin was the first, refusing to give up her seat just nine months before Parks, and doing so at the age of fifteen.
     Colvin had boarded the Montgomery bus on March 2, 1995. The white section of the bus was filled when a white woman boarded, so the driver told Colvin’s row to stand so the woman could sit. 
     Colvin refused to get up from her seat and had to be pulled off the bus by two police officers. Actual accounts vary on how she acted while being arrested. 
     While some of her classmates claim she fought the cops, Colvin herself says that she went limp and didn't fight back in fear of the cops hurting her. Some sources may say that Colvin was pregnant during the time of her arrest, though this rumor is false. Though Colvin had discovered she was pregnant the summer of that year, she was not during the initial arrest on the bus.
     Claudette Colvin made the same stand Rosa Parks did nine months earlier, but is hardly remembered for it. 
     Colvin and Parks even knew each other, Parks would often let Colvin stay overnight at her house. They both laid the road for civil rights activism in Alabama, working together to get rid of segregation. 
     Both women are incredibly pivotal figures in the civil rights movement and deserve to be remembered for their activism.

Escalator Terror!

Posted 2022-03-08 08:01:23 | Views: 94
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Escalator Terror

By Nick Kleeman

      For some, the idea of getting on an escalator is terrifying. 
     Sounds like a pretty irrational fear, right?
      There are countless safety measures taken to avoid accidents or injuries on the part of manufacturers, and it would be unlikely that one could get hurt from doing something as simple as standing on an escalator.
     Though the odds of being seriously hurt by an escalator are slim, there are certain risk factors that can increase the likelihood of being injured. For example, loose shoelaces, long dresses, and baggy clothes can all become stuck in the stairs, which can lead to getting stuck, hurt, or at the very least ripping your clothing.
     Also, young children and the elderly are more likely to be injured by escalators than adults, because they can move too slowly to step off of the stairs and onto the platform. Children have also fallen from escalators by climbing over the edge.  
     So the next time you’re faced with going up an escalator, it may be a good idea to make sure you’re not wearing anything that could put you at risk, check that all your companions can move quickly, and warn children against playing on the escalator.


Posted 2022-02-28 08:51:41 | Views: 95
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 Wordle Fever!
By Jade Perry 

     Wordle is the new word puzzle game taking the world by storm.
     What’s a Wordle? 
     The basic premise of the game is you have to find the five letter word of the day by typing in words of the same length. When you type a word that shares a character with the word of the day, it will be yellow or green. 
     Yellow means you have found a letter but it is in the wrong spot, and green means that the letter is in the right spot. You have six chances to get the word right. The game is simple, yet addictive.
     “Wordle stimulates the brain and is a fantastic way to start the day," said Nick K., local Wordle enthusiast.
      “Wordle is a daily competition between me and my husband; my current streak is 27.” Mrs. Kloc. said. 
     Wordle has completely enthralled the public with its simplistic game style. 
     According to the New York Times, Wordle has over 300,000 daily users, and the numbers only continue to grow!
     What’s the best part of all this? Wordle is completely free to play! 
     You can play on the main site once a day, but if you want to play more than once a day you can check out the Wordle archive site which hosts over 200 previous Wordles, just don’t catch the Wordle fever!


Posted 2022-02-15 11:25:03 | Views: 95
 Sharks: The Misunderstood Rulers of the Sea
 By Jade Perry

     If I were to ask you what the most dangerous animal in the sea was, you would probably say sharks. But what if I told you the iconicity of a bloodthirsty shark was nothing more than a misconception?

      Many people believe that sharks have a natural hunger for human meat, but that simply isn’t true. Sharks are marine animals, meaning that their prey would consist of fish and other sea creatures, not land animals like humans. In fact, Sharks have no interest in eating humans at all. “If a shark sees a human splashing in the water, it may try to investigate, leading to an accidental attack. Still, sharks have more to fear from humans than we do of them.” Writes the National Ocean Service. Unprovoked shark attacks are often caused by the shark mistaking the human for a seal or another natural prey to sharks, and they typically stop after realizing their prey is not a marine animal as they have no desire to feast on humans. On average in America, there is only one fatality to an unprovoked shark attack every two years. You are over 4x as likely to die to a vending machine than a shark. So, Sharks are no more dangerous than a brown bear, but how did the many misconceptions even start?

     In 1974, a novel about sharks called Jaws came out, and was soon adapted into the popular film. This novel/movie iconically featured a great white shark that found its prey on a small beach town, painting the shark as a monster. Before the release of the novel, sharks were seen as harmless, but Jaws instilled a new fear in people of sharks causing sharks to be seen as a threat. This would have devastating consequences for the shark population.

     Since the release of Jaws, the shark population has seen an estimated 70% decline in population around the world. While overfishing does have a part to play in this decline, many people also sought after sharks to kill as trophies. Not much was done for the shark population, as many people only saw them as bloodthirsty monsters thanks to Jaws. The shark population continues to decline even today with 100 million sharks being killed each year.

     Despite sharks being less dangerous than a vending machine, many people still fear them. The misconceptions spawned from Jaws, and similar movies to release since, have instilled a fear in the general population that resulted in 70% of a harmless species to be wiped from the planet. While conservation efforts are in effect, the number of sharks continues to decline steadily each passing year. It is crucial that we work to get rid of these harmful misconceptions through educating the public on the true nature of sharks. Sharks are critical to the marine ecosystem, and their extinction may bring drastic consequences to the oceans as we know them.