Category Archives: Features

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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St . Patrick’s Day History

St . Patrick’s Day History By: Jordan N. & Haskell M., Staff writers             Every year we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, on March 17th, which is the death of the patron saint of Ireland. It is an international celebration, to celebrate the … Continue reading

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California Junior Scholarship Federation

College Bound? Join CJSF California Junior Scholarship Federation by:Carly P. and Khanh P., staff writers Ever wanted to get a headstart in college? Well, now’s your chance, because at CJSF we volunteer, tutor, and offer service to the school and … 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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I Want Candy on Valentines Day!

Valentine’s Day Candy          By: Khanh P. and Hong-Tran D., Staff Writers               Valentine’s Day is coming up! That means candies and roses! The most important thing for most of us is candy during Valentine’s … Continue reading

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History of Valentine’s Day

History of Valentine’s Day By: Joy M. and Lylianna L., Staff writers Did you know that nearly 150 million cards are exchanged each Valentine’s Day? That makes Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday, after Christmas! “Each year on … Continue reading

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Celebrating Valentines Day

How to Celebrate Valentines Day By: Alyssa M. & Sunbo A., Staff Writers This February it is all about Valentines Day, the most loved time of the year. During this time of the year everybody is decorating their homes and … 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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Jr. Human Relations Ambassadors

 Jr. Human Relations Ambassadors by: Alyssa M. and Hong-Tran D., Staff Writers What is Jr. HRA? Jr. HRA is an organization filled with students who sign up to become leaders for the school. Ms. Barker is in charge of the … Continue reading

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Garden Guru Club

Garden Guru By: Sunbo A., Staff Writer “ It gets me outside, connects students with environment, and creates veggies”. These are the words of Ms. Borowski, the sponsor of one of Magruder’s best loved clubs- garden guru. This club has … Continue reading

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Vietnamese New Year

Vietnamese New Year by: Jenny C. and Hong-Tran D.;        Staff Writers Chuc Mung Nam Moi!! What happens during Vietnamese New Year? Is it the same as Chinese New Year? Well both Vietnamese and Chinese New Year start … Continue reading

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Chinese Zodiac

Chinese Zodiac By: Carly P. & Khanh P., staff writers Wo Shen Ti Hao Ma`!~ Ever tried to know what your Chinese Zodiac is and what it means? Would you want to know what 2015 has for you, well then … Continue reading

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Sydney Stephens, L.A. Police Cadet

Sydney Stephens By: Amber J., staff writer Sydney Stephens. The quiet and shy girl in the back of your classroom. But outside of school life its a different story. Ever since her older sister found a flyer in her school’s … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by: Alyssa M. and Hong-Tran D.;     Staff Writers Who was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 and died on April 4, 1968 at … Continue reading

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Model United Nations Club

Model United Nations Club by: Carly P and Lylianna L, staff writers Want to socialize, debate, and learn about countries? Well, the Model UN Club is your cup of tea. Model UN is a club hosted by YMCA Youth Government. … Continue reading

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Snow Summit vs Mammoth Mountain

Where To Go For Winter Break: Snow Summit V.S. Mammoth Mountain by : Jenny C. and Joy M., staff writers   Have you always been wonder where to go for vacation? Have you been trying to decide either to go … Continue reading

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Great Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas By: Sunbo A., Staff Writer   This December everyone is excited about the holidays, especially Christmas. When Christmas time hits, the stores are filled with lots of anxious people buying presents and lots of beautiful jolly decorations.  … Continue reading

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Winter Olympic Sports

Winter Olympic Sports By: Jordan N., staff writer Lights, cameras, action! Americans love to watch the Winter Olympics. The Winter Olympics happen every four years. The most recent was in Sochi, Russia earlier this year, in February, 2014. During the … Continue reading

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Get Involved! Join a Club!

Open Clubs By : Jenny C. and Lylianna L., Staff Writers Have you ever been bored after school or during lunch? Have you ever wondered what clubs are open? Well, you came to the right story. We will show you … Continue reading

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Interview with Mr. Ross

Mr. Ross Interview By Eric Gasparro;Staff writer How much do YOU know about Mr. Ross? He is new to Magruder this year and teaches 6th grade language arts. Now is your chance to learn about one of our school’s newest … 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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The Tradition of Hanukkah

The Tradition of Hanukkah By: Bryan L. and  Tony Z., staff writers Have you heard about Hanukkah? Hanukkah is a special holiday celebrated on December 16-25 for 2014.  It is a Jewish holiday where they give gifts and the most … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving History

Thanksgiving History   By Staff Writers; Haskell M. and Jordan N.   Have you ever wondered what Thanksgiving was like in the past? Well, Thanksgiving is a national holiday, in which the United States, and Canada celebrate. Other places around … Continue reading

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AYSO Annual Turkey Tournament

AYSO Annual Turkey Tournament By: Alyssa M. & Khanh P.;staff writers Have you ever heard of the  AYSO Annual Turkey Tournament? This is the 27th annual year of the AYSO turkey tournament. Every year AYSO host a tournament that happens … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day By: Alyssa M. and Hong-Tran D.,Staff Writers   What’s so good about Veterans Day? Students will think “No School!” Off on that day. There’s actually more to Veterans Day than most people think. This holiday may mean more … 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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Miss Thompson Interview

Miss Thompson By:Joy Matthias, staff writer There are so many new teachers in the school. One of them is Miss Thompson. She has worked for 12 weeks at Magruder. She teaches 6th and 8th grade science. Her techniques for teaching … Continue reading

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Mrs.Kawahara Interview

Mrs.Kawahara Interview By: Sunbo A., Staff Writer Being a new teacher at Magruder may not always be the easiest, but for this teacher it’s like a piece of cake. On her first day Mrs. Kawahara, as a new teacher at … Continue reading

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Art Club

 Art Club By: staff writer Joy Matthias Do you like art? Art club is a creative club that started last year and gives kids a chance to do art at lunch. Kids get to release creative expression to others. The … Continue reading

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Top Ten Halloween Candies

Top Ten Halloween Candies Staff Writers; Jordan N. and Haskell M.   Do you like candy? Well if you do then here are the Top Ten Halloween Candies! The best  candy is Reese’s Cup. What makes it so addictive is … Continue reading

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History of Halloween

Halloween History By Carly P. and Lylianna L.; Staff Writers Halloween as you know is celebrated on October 31. Halloween formerly known as: All Hallows’ Evening,  Hallowe’en, or All Hallows’ Eve was based upon the ancient Celtic holiday Samhain (“sah-win”).  … Continue reading

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Costumes for Halloween

Halloween Costume Ideas by: Alyssa M., Staff Writer   During this time of year everyone is thinking about what they want to be for Halloween. I’m going to tell you about a few costume ideas that might inspire what you … Continue reading

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The Legend of Pele

The Legend of Pele by Asia A., staff writer In Hawaii, there is an ancient legend of Madam Pele, a fire goddess who people have reportedly seen walking on the side of the road on the Big Island, right before … Continue reading

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Introducing Magruder’s Journalism Staff

Journalism Introduction By: Alyssa M. &  Khanh P.,staff writers     Everyone has an elective, and everyone has heard of the Journalism class, where students write stories.   Writing may sound boring, but if you joined Journalism, you will find … 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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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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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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Memorial Day

Memorial Day By: Khanh P. & Nayrovi P.;Staff Writers             There is a day, where you think that you just get to stay home, but there is more to meet the eye. Do you know what we’re talking about? The … Continue reading

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College and Career Club

College and Career Club By Colby H. and  Marcus M., staff writers   Do you know what you’re going to do in life? If you are thinking about it, join College and Career Club. This is a club where you … 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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Earth Day

Earth Day By: Khanh P. & Nayrovi P., staff writers             Have you ever heard the expression ‘Every Day is Earth Day’? Well, mostly, this is true, but it is not always done that way. That is because Earth Day is … Continue reading

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