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Escape The Monkies!

By: Conner Nowacek

Escape the monkeys! Temple Run is an exciting new app, where you have to escape demon monkeys. Temple Run is available on the Apple App Store and Android Market.

Temple Run is an adventurous game where you try to get to the end of the temple and get the idol. There are obstacles such as trees and traps. You swipe to turn and jump in the temple to escape the obstacles. You try to get the idol without getting caught or crashing. There are also power-ups such as invisibility, sprint, and 50 coin bonus. You collect coins along the way to add up points. A.J. Moran said, “I like Temple Run beacause it’s different from other games.” Daniel Lopez said, “Temple Run is addicting and fun.”

The lorax

Save The Trees!

  The Lorax movie is a re-creation of the Dr. Seuss Classic, The Lorax. The cast includes Danny DeVito (The Lorax), Ed Helms (The Once-ler), Zac Efron (Ted), Taylor Swift (Audrey), Rob Riggle (Mr. O’Hare), Jenny Slate (Ted’s Mom), and Betty White (Grammy Norma).

  In the Lorax, Ted lives with his mom and grandma in Thneedville. Thneedville is controlled by Mr. O’Hare who has made millions on his air machines because of the pollution in the air. Ted likes Audrey, and Audrey wants a truffula tree. The only person that knows about truffula tree’s is the Once-ler. Ted has to escape Thneedville to get a truffula tree and get the girl. To find out the exciting ending go see The Lorax, in theaters now! When asked about the Lorax Evan Rodgers (7) said, “I would give the Lorax a 9.9 because it gives a sense of awareness to the environment.” Ally Ybarra(7) said, “My favorite part of the Lorax was when the Lorax flew away and lifted his tail up, because it was cute.” So, go out and go see the Lorax.

Clash of the Titles

By: Conner Nowacek

Since when do books fight? Well, now they do! Introducing the Clash of the Titles, a new reading competition.

The Clash of the Titles is a yearly competition in which students make up a team of 3 or 4 participants and the students read the 12 books from the Lone Star Book list. Mrs.Flores said that she has read all of the books herself. Each NEISD Middle School will have a team competing for the Clash of the Titles championship in May (date to-be-announced). If there is more than one team for a school there will be a campus-wide championship to see who will compete for the district title. If students want to participate in the competition they must speak with Mrs. Flores to get a permision form.

Here is a list of the books in the competition:

Heist Society by Ally Carter
Little Blog on the Prarie by Cathleen Davitt Bell
Payback Time by Carl Deuker
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet by Erin Dionne
How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart
Vampire Rising by Jason Henderson
Stuck on Earth by David Klass
Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
Count Down by Deborah Wiles
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman

For more information please contact Mrs. Flores.

Mrs. Flores studying up for the Clash of the Titles.