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Jessica, also known as Jess, loves spending time outside, and sleeping; she loves archery, fishing, target practice, country music, and so much more. She is an amazing writer, not that she brags or anything, and this is her second year with the Garner Gazette. Jessica also plays the flute like an angel, and scares away children with her "wonderful" singing. And now you know Jessica.

A Better Place

The world would be a better place if people smiled more

Maybe just some kinds words being told a little more often

The world would be better if people acted kind to one another

If people acted like they knew right from wrong

The world would be a better place if more people cared

Just a little effort can change the world forever

The world would be a better place if we set our phones down

Any game controller, IPad, or anything we stare at for hours

The world would be a better place if we were grateful

A little thank you can lighten someone’s day

The world would be a better place if people tried to help

All it takes is to try to make a difference

The world would be a better place if bullying vanished

Everyone has been there, but no one tries to stop it

The world would be a better place if people read this poem

One person would be inspired to make a change




A Taste of Autumn


The sun appearing late; disappearing early

Orange leaves sprinkled across the ground

Crunching under your feet

Cool breezes sweeping through your hair

Families come to together

Feasts are prepared

Comforting warm fires

That’s just a little taste of autumn

A season loved everywhere



Frogs or Flowers

On January 6, 2015 Mrs. Santos’ science class dissected flowers while on January 7 – 8, 2015 Mrs. Roger’s science class dissected frogs. What would you rather do? (Do you want to learn about all the different parts of a flower or cut open a frog?)

During the flower dissection they cut open a flower, and learned about all the different parts. Even though frog dissection sounds more interesting, most students were glad they did flower dissection. “The highlight of dissecting a flower rather than a frog is that the inside of a flower is interesting, while dissecting a frog is gross because of all the guts,” states Lily Dunlap (7) who is in Mrs. Santos’ 1st period class.

On the other hand some students were jealous of the people who dissected frogs. “I would have liked to dissect frogs because dissecting flowers doesn’t sound as fun as dissecting frogs,” mentions Cassidy Freasier (7) who is in Mrs. Santos’ 5th period class.

The steps to dissecting a frog are simple. First you have to cut along the jawline so you can get inside the mouth to cut the tip of the tongue and maxillary teeth out. Then after cutting both of them out you must cut out the tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane is similar to our ear. Afterwards you have to cut open the frog.

You must make a capital I shaped cut from the throat across the abdomen and end at the “waist”. Afterwards you must cut out the organs that the organ sheet you got from your teacher. After cutting out the correct organs and taping them on your sheet you turn your sheet in and dispose of your frog where your teacher tells you to. The number one thing you must remember is that while dissecting frogs you must wear gloves, goggles, and don’t open your mouth when you make the cuts.


This is a frog that hasn’t been cut open yet.


This is a frog that has been cut open with some organs removed already.


This is what the frogs look like when they are first brought out.