Let the Games Begin!

 “Let the games begin!” Those are the famous departing words the players hear before entering the game. A fight to the death it may be also called, but well known as The Hunger Games. The book has sold over 26 million copies of the series containing The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mocking Jay. Elena Wood (7) admits, “My favorite book of the series is Mocking Jay, because Katniss finally decides who she truly loves.” Every person has a favorite book out of the thrilling series The Hunger Games, but some people have different opinions. Just like Ryan Wheat (7) who states, “I’m not a huge fan of The Hunger Games. The concept overall is good, but the storyline was confusing for me. It was about two people who had to kill each other, but they loved each other, but not really. That’s what I don’t get.” Miabel Self (7) defends The Hunger Game series by saying “I love it, because it’s thrilling and adventurous and romantic! A little bit of everything for everyone to enjoy.”

It doesn’t matter how old you are to enjoy the fabulous series The Hunger Games! Even Mrs. Jackson admits, “I’ve read all of the books and I couldn’t put them down. The minute I read The Hunger Games I had to read Catching Fire, and when I finished that I had to read the final book Mocking Jay!” The  book takes you to a whole other world as soon as you start reading it, and the suspense is killing every fan out there to see The Hunger Games come out on March 23, 2012. Annie Hammond (6) excitedly said, “I can’t wait! It’s going to be such a good movie! I’m excited to see my favorite characters on the big screen.” Are you excited to see the new movie? The movie critics so far gave it 4 stars and say “It will leave you at the edge of your seat!” The fabulous series is truly a work of art in this generation and, as they say at the reaping of the games, “May the odds be in your favor.”

By: Julia Ortiz

St. Patrick’s Palooza

Have you ever wondered why we wear green on St. Patrick’s day, or why we even celebrate it in the first place? In this article we find out everything we can about the great Saint of Ireland.

    St. Patrick’s day is a time for everyone to celebrate the birthday of Saint Patrick who lived during the fifth century in Ireland as a slave. He later escaped only to come back to Ireland. When he came back he was known as the person who brought Christianity to Ireland. In the 17th century people originally would wear blue on St. Patrick’s day, however they changed it to green soon after, since green is one of the colours on their flag.

    When I went out to ask people about their favorite St. Patricks’ day, Justin Wood (7) replied, “My favorite thing is how you get to pinch people if they’re not wearing green.” After he replied, I asked him if he would be a leprechaun for a day he stated, “Of course, how many days do you actually get to be a leprechaun?” I also went to ask  Pedro Jucino (6) what he likes about St. Patrick’s day and he said, “I loved getting free french fries and green sauce from Burger King.” I also asked him if he also would want to become a leprechaun for a day, and he replied, “Yes, because I’d get free gold and create awesome double rainbows.”

    So when the next St. Patrick’s day comes remember where the great holiday came from, and don’t forget to wear your green wherever you go. HAPPY ST.PADDY’S DAY!

-Isaiah Perkins

What are Dreams?

Dreams? What are dreams, you may ask. Dreams are a series of thoughts, images, and/or sensations that occur in a person’s mind during a sleep. Sometimes dreams you have do come true, not all the time, but sometimes if you think about it. Dreams could have varying natures like frightening, exciting, adventurous, etc. Even at times, dreams could make a creative thought that could occur to the person or to give it a sense of inspiration.
I asked Daisy Gonzalez (8) some questions about what she dreams everyday in her classes and any of her other dreams. “I dream about just going home, sleeping on my bed with my doggie. The seats here at school aren’t too comfortable like my bed.” Another source I asked was Adam Guzman (8) who also dreams while at school. “My most recent dream was really just kind of weird, but than it had someone special in my dream, so I really liked it.” Dreams could happen at any time, even if you’re not sleeping. You could have your eyes open and still dream about whatever you dream about.

Samantha Alonzo