February 2016

By: Luke

The San Antonio rodeo is fun. There are lots of things there. For example: there is always the carnival and there us the rodeo inside, which holds lots of events. I went to the carnival and we have one of the largest carnivals according to the San Antonio rodeo website. There are many fun rides like the Twister, which makes me dizzy. There are also events like the pig race, which is always fun to watch those cute pigs run around. There is also fun food that people have, like huge chicken legs. There are also games that you can win prizes for people. I think we have the best carnival because it is fun and there are many things to do, and you can have fun with your family.

A coffee better than Starbucks?

By Kiersten

A coffee better than Starbucks? No way! Actually yes way. There are more coffee choices that are better than Starbucks out there, but the one that tops my list is Ruta Maya’s. Ruta Maya is very good and organic. Ruta Maya gets its coffee from Chiapas, Mexico. They plant the coffee beans using ancient growing techniques. The coffee gets transported from one place to another, and it does not go through all the machines. 

Ruta Maya offers many different activities besides just drinking coffee. You can take yoga class, read your poems you wrote out loud to the crowd, and also go salsa dancing at night. 

If want to check Ruta Maya’s, it is located in Austin, Texas.

Cans Film Festival

The 1st Annual Garner Middle School Cans Film Festival will be held on April 15, 2016 from 3:30pm – 5pm. Admission to the festival is two cans of food. The theme of the festival is “Heroes!” and each student will choose one out of four categories to submit their videos: CG, stop-motion, live action or music video. Each team will create either an individual movie, or a group of up to four people. Each movie will last 30-120 seconds long with a title page at the beginning and credits page at the end. The deadline to submit will be April 1, 2016. When you are ready to submit your video, save it to a memory stick and give it to Mrs. Cooper, Ms. Mosqueda, or Mrs. Pitman.

Each team will choose their own hero theme. It has to be made up and original, not from any movie or comic that has already been created by someone else. Be creative with your characters and setting. You can use any material needed from house or school. Don’t forget to put names in the credits. If your video is short but meets criteria, you can put bloopers with the credits at the end. Has to be hero themed. Anything else will be denied and not used during the festival. We will have trophies/medals for the movies that win first, second, third place in their category, and a first place overall trophy/medal. I can not wait to see all the talent that is in store for our first film festival.