Category Archives: STEM Stories

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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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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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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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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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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Math Counts Competition 2015

Math Counts Competition by: Carly P. and Khanh P., Staff Writers The exciting and inspiring Math Counts Competition, sponsored by Northrup  Grumman, was held on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The Magruder Mustangs, went to Northrop Grumman Building S to compete … Continue reading

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Robotics and Tech Club Goes to Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Field Trip By: Sunbo A., staff writer The last week in February is National Engineer’s Week.  The Magruder’s tech and robotics teams had an incredible opportunity and went to one of the greatest aerospace companies in the world … Continue reading

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Tech and Robotics Club Field Trip

Tech and Robotics Club Field Trip By Dustyn C. and Eric G., staff writers On Tuesday, February 24, both the Tech Club and Robotics Club took the unique opportunity to visit the Northrop Grumman Aerospace System to celebrate Engineering Week. … Continue reading

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STEM Conference for Middle Schoolers at El Camino

S.T.E.M. at El Camino By: Bryan L., staff writer Did you go to the STEM Conference at El Camino in January? The STEM Conference was for middle school students and was a one day event to inspire students to see … Continue reading

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Tech Club

Tech Club By Dustyn C., staff writer Are you interest in the vast possibilities of technology? Want to experience technology with your friends? If so, Tech Club is the place for you! Every Wednesday from 3-4 pm, people arrive in … Continue reading

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“Math Counts” Math Competition Club

Math Counts Club By: Jordan N. and Carly P., staff writers Get your Math on! Do you like Math, then you should join Math Counts!  Math is what this is all about. Math Counts is a program where you can … Continue reading

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Magruder Mustangs Team #585 Competes at Robotics Qualifying Tournament

Robotics Competition By: Carly P. & Khanh P., staff writers   “It was a great experience!”- Eric Gasperro. The Magruder Mustangs Robotics Team #585, sponsored by Exxon Mobil, went to our very first robotics competition on Sunday, November 9 at … Continue reading

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The Hour of Code Comes to Magruder

Hour Of Code By: Dustyn C., staff writer     Watch this video!  http://youtu.be/rH7AjDMz_dc Ever wanted to learn how to code? Now you can during the Hour of Code! It’s a nationwide initiative founded by CSEdWeek (Computer Science Education Week) … Continue reading

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Richardson Robotics Team Prepares Magruder’s Team for Competition

Richardson Robotics Presentation By: Sunbo A., staff writer Here at Magruder we have had an amazing robotics team called the The Magruder Mustangs Team #585, that I am glad to be a part of. This year our robotics team, sponsored … Continue reading

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Grades of Green Club

Grades of Green Helpers and Environmental Science Students By: Khanh P & Hong-Tran D., staff writers     Some people think that sorting trash, recycling bottles, and emptying/making compost is boring, but some people actually join this club or the … Continue reading

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Grades of Green Assembly

Grades of Green Assembly by: Jenny C. and  Hong Tran D., Staff Members Are the students recycling on this campus? On October 6th, Grades of Green representatives came to our school to do a presentation of recycling on our campus. … Continue reading

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Magruder Girls Attended “Girls in Engineering” at Exxon Mobil

Magruder 8th Graders Participate in Girls In Engineering Day at Exxon Mobil At the end of the 2014 school year about one hundred Magruder 8th grade girls attended IAGTE, or Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at the Exxon Mobil … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil Sponsors Tech Trek for Girls Summer 2014

Magruder’s Annual Tech Trek 2o14 by: Carly P. and Hong-Tran D.. staff writers Are you a 7th grade girl who wants to spend time over the summer doing science and engineering projects with college students and other girls? Well you’re … Continue reading

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Magruder’s First Annual Math Night

Math Night By:Bryan L.,staff writer   `What is Math Night? Math Night was on Thursday, June 12th, in the Magruder cafeteria. There were over fifty students participating and all of Magruder’s math teachers.  Mrs. Susan Johnson, the 8th grade math … Continue reading

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Chess Club

Chess Club By:Bryan L.,staff writer     What is Chess Club? This a club held after school on Tuesday  hosted by Ms.Borowski in room 17 . Chess club is where you play chess against other people. Chess club is a … Continue reading

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Welcome Future C.A.M.S. Students

Welcome Future C.A.M.S. Students! By:Lizbeth M. and Carly P., staff writers “The California Academy of Mathematics and Science is a comprehensive public, four-year high school which seeks to increase the nation’s pool of graduates in mathematics and science.” according to … Continue reading

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Robotics Demonstration for the School

Robotics Club Demonstrates Robots in the Cafeteria By: Mrs. Peterson, Robotics Club Sponsor The Robotics Club students have built and programmed robots every Friday after school for the last four months.  Students wanted to share their success with the school. … Continue reading

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Chess Club Tournaments

Chess Club Tournament Chess requires planning, logic, and using strategies.  Are you up for the challenge?  Join Ms. Borowski’s Chess Club in their final tournament of the year this Tuesday, June 10th, in room 17.  See you there, if you … Continue reading

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Experium Field Trip Quite an Experience

Science Field Trip By: Marcus M., staff writer   Which experiment was your favorite at the Experium Science Center field trip? This year our very own PTSA has sponsored all grades to visit Experium Science Center at the end of … Continue reading

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Hour of Code at Magruder

The Hour of Code By:Carly P. and Lizbeth M. What is Code? Want to learn to Code? Code is an every day term for written computer instructions.  It is the basics of Computer Science.  Kids can start learning simple coding … Continue reading

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Math Olympiad Competition

Math Olympiad By:Lizbeth M. and Carly P., staff writers It’s time to get your math caps on and lets get ready to work one of those problems.     We know what you’re thinking…”Math Olympiad?” Well, time to put an end to … Continue reading

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Magruder’s Robotics Club

Robotics Club By: Lizbeth M. and Carly P., staff writers Is there a Magruder club where you can build something, program it, and see it perform a task? Robotics Club!  Robotics is a club where you can show off your … Continue reading

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Grades of Green – Keep Up the Good Work!

Grades of Green By: Khanh P. & Nayrovi P., staff writers             Have you brought your reusable containers, water bottles, and lunch bag? Have you helped Magruder reduce their trash from 16 bags to only 2 bags? You probably stopped bringing … Continue reading

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Grades of Green Night at Magruder

Grades of Green Night  By: Bryan Lakin, staff writer   What was the Grades of Green Night? It was a meeting for parents, on Tuesday night, April 15th, in Magruder’s Cafeteria, to show our recycling program and how well we … Continue reading

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MathCounts Competition

Marvelous Mustangs Compete in MathCounts             By: Lizbeth M. and Carly P. staff writers             Did you know that Magruder students participate in math competitions in the South Bay? Math Counts is one math contest that took place in March. … Continue reading

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Astro Camp

Astro Camp was a Blast! Interview and Video By: Sarah B., Jennifer C. and Khanh P. and Jake H.         Video Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watchv=HJm6yjmkt1U&feature=share&list=UUh3i7KsyQ9QtgUWhlM1Q9Yw Video of Sarah on the zipline: http://youtu.be/IYdHVz3zZ8M Bottle Rockets: http://youtu.be/3x3GGY8YlK8 On February 7-9, 2014, twenty-one Magruder … Continue reading

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Grades of Green Team Presents Program to Magruder

Grades of Green By: Khanh P. & Nayrovi P., staff writers   Did you notice that our school has been more clean recently? Thanks to the Grades of Greens program, which is a program that helps us recycle and protect the … Continue reading

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Grades of Green Recycling Project

Grades of Green By: Kenadi K., Editor-in-Chief   Grades of Green is a recycling program that started as an implemented program at Grand View Elementary. At first the program was run by just the parents. Now 140,860 students have joined … Continue reading

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Tech Club

Tech Club By Liz M. and Carly P., staff writers   Have you ever thought about building your own computer or wanted to create your own code? Well, there’s a new club on campus, the Tech Club! In Tech Club … Continue reading

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Wanted: C.A.M.S. High School Students

Wanted:C.A.M.S High School Students By: Carly P. and Lizbeth M., staff writers  Q:What is C.A.M.S? A:The California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS) is a four-year comprehensive public high school located on the campus of California State University,Dominguez Hills in … Continue reading

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Memories of Tek Trek

“Memories of Tech Trek 2013” By:Carly Phu and Lizbeth Mancia             On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:30-8:00pm, AAUW Torrance Branch held a special celebration for all the Tech Trek camp girls.  This event’s goal was for the girls to … Continue reading

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Exxon Mobil’s Tek-Trek Program

Tech Trek 2013 By: Carly P. and Lizbeth M.              Catherine P. and Sara M. are two lucky students from Magruder Middle School. They participated in the 2013 Tech Trek by Exxon Mobil, two months ago in August. Tech Trek … Continue reading

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