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Torrance Unified SD Middle School Summer Reading List

Torrance Unified School District Middle School Summer Reading List Want to keep your lexile reading scores high and still have fun?  Check out these great books this summer at the local Torrance library!  Each library has these lists and has … Continue reading

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Magruder Madness 2015

Magruder Madness By : Joy M. and Jenny C., Staff Writers Magruder Madness was one of the best events ever! It was so much fun, from the food trucks to the booths. It was on Monday, June 15, from 4:30-8:00pm. … Continue reading

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Awards Night

Awards Night By : Jenny Cao, Staff writer                   Did you go to awards night? If you didn’t, boy did you miss out! At Tuesday, June 9th, at 6 pm, students that … Continue reading

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College and Career Club Field Trip

College and Career Club Goes to Biola University By: Sunbo A. and Alyssa M., Staff Writers Last week, on Thursday, all College and Career Club students, got to go on a fascinating trip to Biola University. Magruder students took a full … Continue reading

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BMX Bike Show

BMX Bike Show By Dustyn Casas; staff writer What do you get when mix big stunts, big bikes, and big ramps? The Magruder BMX Bike Show! On Friday, June 12, two guys took their skills as BMX bikers to the … Continue reading

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Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad By: Jordan N. and Carly P., staff writers After months of preparation, hard work, and dedication, the Magruder Math Counts Team is ready for the Math Olympiad!  Math Counts  goals are “to stimulate enthusiasm and a love for … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War

Civil War Reenactments 2015 By James S., Staff writer Featuring: Did you know that recently in California there was a reenactment of the Civil War? Apparently, it is the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. So many … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day By: Alyssa M., Staff Writer This year Memorial Day is on May 25th, and is a holiday that celebrates those who have passed away while serving their country. This holiday occurs the last Monday of May.   Memorial … Continue reading

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Model United Nations Conference at LAX Sheraton

Model UN Trip by: Carly P. and Hong-Tran D., Staff Writers Welcome back guys! Did you read about the last Model United Nations field trip? In April, Magruder’s Model UN Club had a four day field trip to the LAX … Continue reading

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Petrichor, The Smell of Rain

Petrichor By Lylianna L.; Staff Writer It’s been so long since it rained here So long since the Earth was cleansed and the misery was washed away So long since the smell of rain was floating through the air So … Continue reading

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Avengers Age of Ultron Review

Avengers Age of Ultron Review By:Tony Z., and Bryan L., staff writers Avengers Age of Ultron came out on May 1st. Of course, there is a lot of hype surrounding the movie, so now we will decide whether or not … Continue reading

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Students and Government Day

Students and Government Day By: Alyssa M. & Sunbo A., staff writers Have you heard about Students and Government Day? “Students and Government Day was created to assist Torrance students in the 8th Grade in developing an effective civics education. Students … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week by: Khanh P. and Hong-Tran D., Staff Writers       It’s the beginning of May! So it’s Teacher Appreciation Week! It’s time to appreciate all the things teachers have been doing. Teachers at Magruder have been … Continue reading

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Blue Ribbon Week Honors Torrance Police

Blue Ribbon Week By: Sunbo A. and Joy M., Staff Writers Magruder says thank you to our Torrance Police Officers!  We celebrated Blue Ribbon week , and joined schools across the United States during National Police Week (May 10-16), also … Continue reading

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SOMA Period 6

Student Of The Month Assembly Period 6 By : Jenny C. and Joy M., Staff Writers We are finally almost done with the 2015 school year.  The period 6 student of the month assembly was on May 1st. Sadly, this … Continue reading

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Top Ten Things to get for Mother’s Day

Top Ten Things to get for Mother’s Day By:  Jordan N. and Haskell M., Staff Writers Flowers, a very nice original gift, that your mom will love. Recommended to have a vase with it.   2.  Candy, maybe a chocolate bar … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day For An Unfortunate Jack

A Happy Mother’s Day For An Unfortunate Jack By : Jenny C. and Joy M., Staff Writers I wake up, blinded by the sun. What time is it, I ask myself. 5:30. Time to get up Jack. As I hazardly … Continue reading

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Your Mom’s Day Comic

Your Mom’s Day Comic By: Dustyn Casas

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week by: Khanh P. and Hong-Tran D.; Staff Writers It’s the beginning of May! So it’s Teacher Appreciation Week! It’s time to appreciate all the things teachers have been doing. Teachers at Magruder have been doing their best … Continue reading

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Poem Corner

Poem Corner By: James S. and Haskell M., Staff Writers Poem Corner Have you heard? Have you seen? The way it looks? And how it’s seems? People have wondered how big, or small? Is it a shopping center, or is … Continue reading

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Games Review: Mr. Jump vs. Geometry Dash

Mr. Jump vs. Geometry Dash (Two Games Enter, One Game Leaves) By Eric G. and Tony Z.; staff writers It is time ladies and gentlemen (who are we kidding, just gentlemen) for the ultimate debate between two of the most … Continue reading

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Earth Week

Earth Week By: Sunbo A., Staff Writer This week the whole school participated in a lot of earthly activities. Earth week was a blast, and to think it was all organized by one person.  Ms. Borowski worked very hard to … Continue reading

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6th Grade Field Trip

6th Grade Field Trip By: Jordan N. & Eric G.; staff writers After all the months of saving money from selling random food from catalogues for the PTSA fundraisers, selling raffle tickets, and other money selling things, we finally had … Continue reading

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The Little Boy Who Accidentally Takes Over The World

The Little Boy Who Accidentally Takes Over The World By Dustyn Casas; staff writer There once was a boy in a very small town where no one was happy. Each person would frown.   The town was filled with many … Continue reading

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The Illuminatus Strikes Back

The Illuminatus Strikes Back by. James S., and  Haskell M., Staff Writers It was all dark. I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face, yet I saw some words rapidly flashing in my vision. I must have been hallucinating, … Continue reading

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Home Movie Review

Home Movie Review By: Amber J., staff writer     “Home” is a Fun movie to watch with anyone. It stars Rihanna (Tip), Jim Parstons (Oh), Jennifer Lopez (Lucy), and Steve Martin (Captain Smek). In this family movie an alien … Continue reading

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Neverending Love

Neverending Love     By: Asia A., Staff Writer When I first met you, All we would do is argue. I stole your stuff, you stole mine, But now I’m on cloud nine.   Now I can only think of you, I … Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Phone Review

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Review                                                                   … Continue reading

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Games Review: Brave Frontier vs. Puzzle and Dragons

Brave Frontier vs. Puzzle and Dragons By: Jordan N. and Bryan L., staff writers Spark! The game Brave Frontier is a fun RPG game where you fight monsters with the ones that you get from summons against real people in … Continue reading

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8th Grade Survival Guide

8th Grade Survival Guide By: Amber J. and Cameron J., staff writers This is a top 5 things that you need to know if  you’re going to a  new grade level. #1-DO NOT USE YOUR PHONE IN CLASS.Well, people do … Continue reading

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Anti-Joke Paradise

Anti-Joke Paradise By. James S. & Haskell M., staff writers What is green and has wheels? Grass. I lied about the wheels. What do you call a dog without legs? You don’t. He won’t come anyways. Why was 6 afraid … Continue reading

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Apple Watch Sport V.S. Samsung Gear 2

Boxing Match of the Decade: Apple Watch Sport  V.S. Samsung Gear 2   By:Cameron J., staff writer             Welcome everybody to today’s match. In the right corner we have the Gear 2 Watch by Samsung. … Continue reading

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Insurgent Movie Review

Insurgent Review By Alyssa M., staff writer               The long awaited part two of the thrilling Divergent series has finally arrived! Insurgent just came out a few weeks ago. On the first movie we … Continue reading

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Patriots Day

Patriot’s Day History   By Staff Writers; Haskell M. and Jordan N.               Patriots Day takes place on April 19, 1775 this year or is usually celebrated on the Third Monday  in April. What is Patriots Day? On April … Continue reading

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First Annual Air Race

First Annual Air Race By: Dustyn C. and Joy M.; Staff Writers If weren’t you at the Air Race, you missed out on something great! The Air Race was a competition all about your skills as a paper plane flyer … Continue reading

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Spring Concert at the Armstrong Theater

The 2015 Spring Concert By : Jenny C. and Sunbo A., Staff Writers This week our Magruder Band surprised the audience with a beautiful burst of music. They recently performed at the Armstrong Theater on April 21, 2015, from 7:00 … Continue reading

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Spring Comic

Spring Things By: Dustyn C.

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Gate Activity: Gyroscope

GATE Activity: Gyroscope By. James S., Staff Writer   Did you experience the gyroscope at the latest GATE activity? Just in case you forgot about the wonderful experience, here is how it all went down (But it’s levels of fun … Continue reading

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April First

April First Poem By Lylianna L. and Asia A.; Staff Writers The day of tricks is upon us. The day that friends will play pranks on other friends for small laughs This is the day of tricksters They hide behind … Continue reading

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College Week

College Week By: Joy M. and Jenny C., Staff writers Did you like college week? It was incredible! We had a ton of fun! Mrs. Barker and the college and career students prepared college week. It was delightful to see … Continue reading

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S.O.M.A Period 5

  S.O.M.A Period 5 By: Khanh P. and Hong- Tran D., Staff Writers     On March 27th 2015, Magruder Middle School had a Student of the Month assembly to recognize students for their hard work. Approximately 8:15am, all students … Continue reading

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Need a Laugh?

Puns, Puns Everywhere By Eric G. and Lylianna L.; Staff writer     What’s brown and sticky? A stick If you work security at a Samsung store does that make you a guardian of the galaxy? My friend’s bakery burned … Continue reading

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Biggest Fool Today

Biggest Fool Today By: Joy M.; staff writer My name is Juliet and I’m 14, I always hated April Fool’s Day because my big brother Peter is the “master of pranks.” Peter is 16 and no matter how hard I … Continue reading

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Model United Nations Field Trip

Model UN Field Trip By: Carly P. and Hong-Tran D., Staff Writers Hallo! Ni hao ma! Holla! Annyeong! If this wasn’t your country’s language then Hello! And welcome to the 14th annual year of MUN. This year was the very … Continue reading

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Eighth Graders Needed to Choose Journalism as an Elective

North Side Journalism Takes Off BY: Sunbo A. and Alyssa M., Staff Writers This week the Magruder Journalism Class had an incredible opportunity to meet with North High School’s Journalism Staff. Ms. Shankle, the Journalism teacher and her students from … Continue reading

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Sunshine the Cat

Sunshine the Cat By: Asia A., staff writer I’ve grown up with cats my whole life and learned a lot about them. Some cats have survived car wrecks, some born without limbs, and some that are just pure lucky. I’ve … Continue reading

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Spring Fashion 2015

Spring Fashion By: Alyssa M. & Sunbo A., Staff Writers Spring is almost upon us! March 20th is when spring officially starts. So to get into the happy cheerful mood were going to show you a few outfit ideas. Most … Continue reading

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Onizuka Space Science Day 2015

Onizuka Space Science Day 2015                                     By: Bryan L., staff writer “Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but by what your mind can imagine.” This quote is from Ellison Onizuka, one of seven crew … Continue reading

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Cesar Chavez Day

Cesar Chavez Day by: Eric Gasparro; staff writer Cesar Chavez Day, on March 31 is a national holiday, but we presently do not recognize this holiday. There are schools just a mile away celebrating. This man worked for civil rights … Continue reading

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Pokemon Shuffle Review

Pokemon Shuffle Review by Dustyn Casas; staff writer Have you ever wanted a freemium Pokemon game to play on your 3DS? No? Well, you are getting it anyway! Pokemon Shuffle is exactly what you think it is, which is Candy … Continue reading

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