Category Archives: Features

Passover

Passover By: Sarah B. and Jenny T., Staff Writers           What is the Passover? The Passover is an important Jewish Festival, derived from the Bible. Jewish people celebrate this as commemoration of escaping slavery in Egypt and their freedom as … Continue reading

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Spring Break Places To Go

Spring Break To-GO List By : Jenny C., Staff Writer   So, thinking about where to go and what to do, just don’t know where? Well, you came at just the right moment! I’m here to tell all you vacation-ers the … Continue reading

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Activities For Spring Break

Activities For Spring Break .By: Megan K. & Nayrovi P Staff Writers   Do you know what time it is? It’s time for spring break? Yup, it’s finally time for those five wonderful days off. You probably have a lot … Continue reading

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The History Of St. Patricks Day

The History Of St. Patricks Day By: Khanh P. & Nayrovi P., Staff Writers   Its March, and for many people, that means March 17. For many people,  that date means pinching. Because if you don’t wear green, you will get … Continue reading

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Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

Winter Olympics 2014 By: Jessica S. and Amanda A., staff writers The Winter Olympics are a time to show your passion and a time for fun! You try your hardest and make it fun while you’re at it. Its your … Continue reading

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Washington’s Birthday

Washington’s Day    By:Bryan L.,staff writer What is Washington’s Day?This is a holiday where we celebrated Washington’s Birthday.This holiday is celebrated across the United States and is on the third Monday of February.This holiday also called President’s Day. Now, I … Continue reading

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History of Valentines Day

Valentines Nowadays By: Khanh P. & Nayrovi P., staff writers     Do you know what Valentines Day is? Yeah, you probably know. It is the day of love. The day to spend with your loved one. Maybe buy him or … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year

KUNG  HEI FAT CHOY By:Carly Phu, staff writer On the breezy day of January 31st many people around the world celebrated the Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, and the Spring Festival.The Chinese New Year is an important Chinese holiday … Continue reading

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Garden Guru Club

Garden Guru Interview By: Bryan L., Staff Writer   What is Garden Guru? Garden Guru is a club that meets every Friday after school in room 17. Everyone walks to the garden and plants new crops. The garden is across … Continue reading

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Vietnamese New Year

The Origin of Vietnamese New Year By: Jenny C. & Megan K., staff writers Chuc Mung Nam Moi! In other words, Happy New Year, in Vietnamese! Have you ever heard of that before? Have you ever celebrated Vietnamese New Year? … Continue reading

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Ms. Nunez, our Assistant Principal

 Interview with Ms. Nunes, our Assistant Principal By: Megan K. and Khanh P.,staff writers             We have a new assistant principal on our campus, and she is also our P.E. teacher.  She has been working … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve in the United States

New Year’s Eve in the United States By: Amanda A. & Jessica S., staff writers How does the United States of America celebrate New Year’s Eve? See the ball drop in New York City: http://youtu.be/o7yC-01suw0  In the United States, New Year’s … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. By: Khanh P. & Nayrovi P, Staff Writers  You may have heard of Martin Luther King Day. But do you know the history behind it? Or is it just a day where we don’t go to school? … Continue reading

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Interview of Mr. Lee

 Our New Teacher Mr. Lee By: Jessica S. & Amanda A., staff writers As some of you may know, we are very delighted to have a new and fun teacher, Mr. Lee on campus, who teaches seventh and eighth grade … Continue reading

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Winter Sports

Places to go Over Winter Break There are a lot of places to go over winter break, but which one is the best?  Well, a few of the very few awesome spots to visit are Big Bear in CA, Lake … Continue reading

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Three Holidays for Gift Giving and Family Time

CHRISTMAS  By: Alyssa A. & Kenadi K., staff writers What’s your favorite holiday? Ours is Christmas! Giving and getting presents, and eating sweets are really wonderful! However, do you know what Christmas is really about? Christmas is all about celebrating … 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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Thanksgiving Treats

Thanksgiving Treats By:Jenny Tran, Staff Writer November has finally started, and you know what that means! Thanksgiving is just around the corner! I have three delicious Thanksgiving treats for you to make. They’re fun and easy, so keep on reading … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day By: Khanh P. & Nayrovi P.;staff writers             When most people think about Veterans day, they think about No School, but there’s more to meet the eye about Veterans Day.   Veterans Day is an official United States … Continue reading

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Skechers Friendship Walk

Skechers Friendship Walk By: Carly P. and Lizbeth M., staff writers On that beautiful fall day of Sunday, October 27, a wonderful program called Skechers Friendship Walk supported children of special needs and education. The Skechers Walk started on Manhattan … Continue reading

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Get to Know Our New Math Teacher, Mr. Lam

Get to Know Our New Math Teacher – Mr. Lam     by: Carly P. and Lizbeth M., staff writers Did you know we have a new math teacher at Magruder? He is also my Pre-Algebra teacher, Mr. Matt Lam. I … Continue reading

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Interview with Mr. Sheck

Interview with Mr.Sheck By: Khanh, Jenny C & Megan K., staff writers             Have you had any questions about how our principal is improving our school, or do you just want to know Mr. Sheck a little better? Well, here’s the … Continue reading

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Amazing Art Club

Amazing Art Club By: Sarah B., Staff Writer Do you wonder what a student-led, student-inspired Art Club is like? Join us as Mrs. Smith hosts Art Club every Wednesday at lunch in room 1. The first meeting was a blast! … 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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Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes By: Jenny T. and Alyssa A. , Staff Writers   It’s October! And you know what that means! Halloween is finally here! We are going to help you find out how to make a few last minute Halloween … Continue reading

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Top Three Parks to Visit on Halloween

Top Three Parks to Visit on Halloween Khanh P. & Nayrovi P., staff writers  Where do you want to spend your Halloween? Well, there are three choices where you can get the ultimate scare. Those places are Horror Nights, at Universal … Continue reading

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PTSA Fundraiser

The Scoop On Cookie Dough and Magazines By: Nayrovi P., staff writer   There’s a rumor that there is a fundraiser going on. Which Fundraiser? The fall PTSA fundraiser, of course! Many students here at Magruder are all ready for … Continue reading

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What Books Are Students Reading?

            What Are Kids Reading These Days? By: Alyssa Alvarez, staff writer What are kids reading these days? The answer is, kids are reading all kinds of different types of books. ~ Jenny Cao is reading … Continue reading

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Seventh Grade Frog Dissection

Frog Dissection By: Alena Ramos, Staff Editor Science class just got a whole lot more interesting.  On June 5 we started our three day frog dissection. The frog dissection is only for the seventh graders and is held in Mrs. … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day By: Alena Ramos and Alejandra Garcia, Staff Writers           On the final Monday of May we celebrate Memorial Day, to help honor our army men and women who fight for our country. This year we celebrated this special … Continue reading

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Yugioh Club

Yugioh Club By: Cody Davis, staff writer           Have you ever liked collecting trading cards? Have you ever played Yugioh before? Well, now you can – at school. A new club has started and it has everything to do with … Continue reading

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Running Club

Running Club  By: Caitlyn Sandoval (Staff Writer)             “Ughhh, I am so exhausted from a long day at school, I have so much homework, and my ankle is hurting. I don’t think I should run, … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for the CST?

Are You Ready for the CST? By Jazmin Sierra, staff writer       Magruder Middle School will start the CST on May 20th, but are you ready? The CST is very stressful and it could be hard, but I’ve got a … Continue reading

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Star Testing Tips

Star Testing By: Melody Garcia (Staff Writer)             As most of you know, CST testing will begin May 21, 2013. However, some of you didn’t know this. Don’t freak out! You still have time to study. Most classes have begun … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo By: Alena Ramos (Staff Editor)     On May 5, many Mexican-Americans celebrate the holiday, Cinco de Mayo, which means the fifth of May in Spanish. This holiday is celebrated mostly by Mexican-American people because the holiday … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day

          St. Patrick’s Day                      By: Alena Ramos, Staff Writer   We celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day because it’s a cultural and religious holiday we celebrate it on March 17, the anniversary of Saint Patrick’s death. The reason we … Continue reading

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Adventures in Art

Adventures in Art with Mrs. Sukal By: Alex and Nicholas Maculam, staff writers What a cold, windy day for Adventures in Art!  Better to be indoors today doing something fun! On Wednesday, February 20th,  Ms.Nunes’ P.E classes had Adventures in Art. … Continue reading

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Mrs. Vasquez, New Cafeteria Manager

Mrs. Vasquez, New Cafeteria Manager! By: Megan Born and Alejandra Garcia, Staff Editors Have you met Mary-Lou Vasquez? Shes the new cafeteria manager here at Magruder! She was born on September 27. She is married and has 4 kids. All … Continue reading

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Mr. Roulette, Assistant Principal

Interview with Mr. Roulette By: Tony Chong and Aaron McGuire, staff writers Most of us all know who Mr. Mark Roulette is by now. For those of you who don’t know him, you should get to know him. Mr. Roulette … Continue reading

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Interview With John Coleman

John Coleman!  By: Alina Bocanegra, Kayne Toyosato, staff writers               Who runs faster than a cheetah on fire?  It is John “The Beast” Coleman.  When the mile was timed, he finished in 6:11. Let’s see, a cheetah beat that. Even … Continue reading

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ADVENTURES IN ART: MODIGLIANI’S PORTRAITS

ADVENTURES IN ART: MODIGLIANI’S PORTRAITS By: Abigail Cash and Alyse Pelayo, staff writers  “You need to make the faces and neck really elongated,” said Mrs. Sukal as she was instructing us how to make Modigliani’s portraits. Modigliani was an Italian … Continue reading

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Girls in Engineering at CSU Long Beach

Engineering Girls at CSU Long Beach By: Kim Bui and Alyse Pelayo, staff writers Girls love math and science too!  On March 18th, Ms. Jaeger, Ms. Barker, and Ms. Levy took a large group of 6th grade girls to California … Continue reading

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Magruder’s Sixth Grade Spelling Bee

Magruder is on The BEE By: Lesley Saldana,staff writer   The word is… Spelling BEE!!! The words were hard most of the time but our Champion and runners up could handle it.  Magruder’s very own Christopher Tran (6th grade) is … Continue reading

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Interesting Students: All About Abigail

All about Abigail By: S. Bradford, Staff Writer           Abigail’s first two names are Abigail Loraine. Her birthday is August 17, 1999. She was born at Los Alamitos, CA and she has also lived in Long Beach and Cypress. Abigail is 11 … Continue reading

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PTSA Fundraising with Darlene Bailey

Yay for our PTSA! By: Alina Bocanegra, staff writer         On January 14th, 2011 our wonderful PTSA Financial Secretary, Darlene Bailey, was interviewed by the Journalism Class and gave us some information which a lot of people might find  interesting.  If you … Continue reading

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The Winter Dance

Blast to the Past Winter Dance   see dance video:Winter Dance 1     By: B. Noor and R. Patteri, staff writers Through funky jams and groovy moves, the Winter Dance on Friday, was an absolute success. Numerous people showed up and Mrs. … Continue reading

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Leadership Conference

Leadership Conference By: Angelena Duarte, Staff Writer           On November 15th, the Service Club, led by Mrs. Smith, attended the annual Leadership Conference for Torrance middle schools. The Leadership conferences have been held for about 17 years, to show young … Continue reading

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Garden Guru Club

Garden Guru By A. Pelayo and M. Duncan, staff writers             Do you like to garden? Do you like to get down and dirty with vegetables and plants? Then this might be the club for you. We meet every … Continue reading

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Service Club

Service Club By: B. Kaur and M. Cordell, staff writers Service club is an awesome club. Mrs. Smith is in charge of the club and she started Service Club because she likes to work with kids who enjoy helping the … Continue reading

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