Category Archives: News

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SOMA Period 4

Student of the Month Assembly for Period 4 By : Jenny C. and Hong Tran D., Staff Writers   Magruder’s outdoor stage was packed with students, and proud parents, at the Period Four Student of the Month Assembly, on February … 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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Honorary Service Awards

Honorary Service Awards By : Jenny C. and Joy M., Staff Writers Did you go to Honorary Service Awards? If you did, well, great!  But if you didn’t, you missed out on this delightful night. Honorary Service Awards was held … Continue reading

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College Fair at West High

College Fair at West High By: Alyssa M. & Sunbo A., Staff Writers College may always seem so far away, but in reality you should always start to plan for the future. That is why people save money, look into … Continue reading

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The 6th Grade Spelling Bee

The Spelling Bee By: Jordan N. and Tony Z., staff writers S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g B-e-e. For all those who seem to have a knack for spelling correctly, it’s that nerve-racking time for the sixth grade kids to spell some words. The moment … Continue reading

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PTSA Cookie Dough February Fundraiser

PTSA Fundraiser Staff writer: Jordan N. and Sunbo A.        You might wonder why hasn’t Magruder had any field trips lately? Well, the reason is because we did not meet the goals of our Fall Fundraiser. The first major fundraiser, … Continue reading

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The History Bee

The History Bee By : Jenny C. and Lylianna L., Staff writers “ It was a very nerveracking time, but it was also very exciting and fun.” ~ Alyssa M. The buzz in the air, markers writing the important answer that … Continue reading

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The Winter Dance of ’15

The Winter Dance By. James S. & Haskell M.;Staff Writers Friday night at about 3:00, on January 23rd, was the greatest moments of our lives. If you missed out on the Winter Dance or just want to re-live the moments, … Continue reading

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The History Bee 2015

Our First Epic History Bee By: Bryan L. and Tony Z., staff writers This is the 2015 Epic Rap Battles…. uh I mean the History Bee! Everyone who scored well on the history test taken in social studies class got … Continue reading

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PTSA’s Amazing Winter Dance

Winter Dance By: Jenny C. and Joy M. , Staff Writers “ That was an awesome dance! I wish more of them were here.” exclaimed Daelyn A. There was the sound of music playing in the background. The sight of … Continue reading

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Environmental Science Class Goes to L.A. County Landfill

The Environmental Science Field Trip By: Joy M., Staff writer              Did you know that plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures a year? In Los Angeles County we throw … Continue reading

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Student of the Month Period 2

Student of the Month Assembly Per. 2 By :  Lylianna L. and Joy M., Staff writers It was an early December morning, with the shadows still long, when the Period Two Student of the Month Assembly took place. Now parents … Continue reading

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GATE Monthly Activity: Strategy

Gate Monthly Activity: Strategy By Eric G. and Jordan N., Staff writers   Do you like strategy games? Are you the kind of person that likes a challenge? Then you should join the Gate Monthly Activities. “The after school Gate … Continue reading

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Sixth Grade Toy Fair a Great Success

The Toy Fair Eric G. & James S., Staff Writers Did you see the quality of the toys? If you don’t know what I am talking about, I must ask you one more question. Did you go to the Toy … Continue reading

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Winter Concert 2014 at the Armstrong

The Winter Concert James S. & Eric G., staff writers Did you go to the Winter Concert? If not, you missed out on a lot of good music. The music they played was very holiday related because this is indeed, … 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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Student of the Month Assembly for Period 1

Student Of The Month Assembly Per.1 By : Jenny C. And Joy M., Staff writers   It’s that time of month again, the Student Of the Month Assembly! For all the people who don’t know, SOMA stands for student of … Continue reading

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Halloween Day at Magruder

Halloween Costume Contest 2014 By: James S., Staff Writer   Did you join the costume contest this year? Just in case you missed out on the fun, This is how it went down… Everyone lined up in a line to … Continue reading

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Bully Proofing Assembly

Bully Proofing Assembly By: James S. and Jenny C., Staff editors At Magruder, putting bullies out of business is our top priority.  Every year Mrs. Barker organizes presentations on how to deal with bullies and how to promote a positive … 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 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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PTSA Reflections Contest

 Reflections Contest By: Joy Matthias, staff writer   What is the Reflections Contest? The reflections arts recognition program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part … Continue reading

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Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week By: Jordan N. and Haskell M.; staff writer Red Ribbon Week is this week! This week there will events like Nerd Day, and Pajama Day. This event is to promote a drug free society. Red Ribbon Week … Continue reading

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PTSA Puts the Fun in Fundraising

Fall PTSA Fundraiser By:Jordan N., Staff Writer There is an event going on right now – the Fall Fundraiser, of course! Every year we have this fundraiser to help us have a fun year. The PTSA has sponsored this same … Continue reading

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Back To School Night

Back-To-School-Night! By : Jenny C.,Staff Member   Back-to-school-night was a major success! There were parents, teachers, and some students. It kicked off with the PTSA meeting in the cafeteria. Refreshments were donated by our sponsor, Exxon Mobil. Many parents got … Continue reading

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Operation Back To School

Operation Back To School By: James S., Staff Writer Unless you were on another planet, you must have at least heard about this year’s O.B.S, or Operation Back to School. For the people that are new to this school, O.B.S. … 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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Awards Night

Awards Night By: Sarah B. and Jenny T., Staff Writers “Anticipation, excitement, pride, and a lot of guessing was evident as students sat waiting to hear the awards given to them by their teachers.”   At the outdoor stage, in … Continue reading

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