Echo Hill 2018

ECHO HILL was an experience some people enjoyed less than others, and some people loved it. There’s a not-so-fine line between Echo Hill and home, and crossing that line is a bold move. But really, let’s venture in depth, on everyone’s opinions on some of the different activities and classes at Echo Hill, and the enjoyment they had to offer. These are opinions from 7th grade students and teachers. SCANOEING MR.CHAGAN – “Mr. Barry’s favorite class is probably the scanoeing…that’s not my favorite.” SPENCER KIM – “Falling into the swamps was not fun, and the bugs: not good.” JAMES PENDRAK – “I did enjoy scanoeing ’cause I’ve always been familiar with canoeing and kayaking and being in a boat and paddling with others and I also thought the fact that there were three canoes combined, I thought that was really cool.” BAY STUDIES THEO SCHENK – “Well, I went on…

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Adventure Day Report

ADVENTURE DAY Last month 6th and 8th grade participated in Adventure Day. You could have picked one of these three options: biking adventure, the Montco gym or canoeing. Sadly the biking got rained out so the biking adventure went to the gym. There were pros and cons to each adventure but both were fun in their own ways.   GYM The gym was about 45 minutes away on the bus but felt longer. The bus was loud and did not have an air conditioner but it was a chilly day so it did not matter. When the bus arrived we all got out. The gym had three parts: an indoor soccer field a basketball court and a rock wall/ trampoline area. First the group played a round of capture the flag, then reverse tag, and after that we split into three groups. The groups rotate between multiple stations there was…

Trump At The UN

Since the late twentieth century the office of the President of the United States has been respected. Throughout the world the American presidency and democracy was a sign of hope and most countries respected the person in that office. On the 25th of September that changed. The leader of the free world was met with an outburst of laughter at the United Nations General Assembly meeting after stating, ¨In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.¨ He then followed up by saying, ¨so true.¨ The president was talking to the U.N about the change there has been in the world, how with short conversations the North Koreans they have made ¨encouraging measures that few could have imagined.” He mentioned how India has made strong moves to diminish poverty. While these accomplishments are great, President Trump phrased them in…

Planet X Discovery

  Some of you may know about the elusive Planet X or Planet 9. Scientists have been looking for this Planet X for years now, and this discovery may lead to a new path to Planet X. Planet X is a planet that NASA has said may exist, it is 10 times the mass of the earth. While looking for this planet scientists have found many small objects but this one is extreme.   2015 TG387,  a.k.a. The Goblin, is a dwarf planet approximately 186.4 miles across, about 2.5 the distance to the sun of Pluto, which is affected by Planet X. The Goblin was discovered in October 2015, but to confirm its existence it took scientists three years. For Goblin to go around the sun one time it takes about 40,000 Earth years. For Planet X, there are five main things that prove the existence of this massive planet….

New Flyers Mascot: Gritty

Last Monday for the first time in over forty years the Philadelphia Flyers revealed a new mascot. His name is “Gritty.” What he is something I can’t answer because I don’t know. In my opinion he looks like Animal (the drummer) from The Muppets. Some people say that it is a bit creepy. I think that it just takes some time to get used to. The first time you look at him you’ll think, “What is this abomination? Is this a joke? How are the kids going to like this?” And I can completely agree with you because that’s what I thought when I saw him for the first time. Since I will be attending the preseason game against the Rangers, hopefully I’ll be able to him in person, and then I can really give my honest opinion. Additionally there is a lot of marketing work that goes into making…

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The Puzzle Adventures!

Wow, it’s been a while.   This is Oliver and Seth here with a 5-part story!! We’ve been working on this for a while, including the best references and jokes that we can come up with, along with some puzzles along the way. So, without further ado, jump in and enjoy! – PART 1 – PART 2 – PART 3 – PART 4 – PART 5    

Love, Simon Review

In the last few months, there has been a movie that has gotten a lot of media coverage. It’s called Love, Simon. For those of you unfamiliar with the movie, it is a film based on the book Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. The book and movie are about the coming out story of Simon, a completely ordinary kid who is gay, who is being blackmailed, and his story of falling in love with his anonymous pen pal, Blue. The book was hilariously written, a tear jerker at times, and relatable to all, gay or otherwise, but how does it translate onto the silver screen? Simple answer: surprisingly well! It was a movie adaptation, however, so some changes had to be made. First off, Simon’ family has changed a bit. In the book, the family spends a lot more time bonding, which has led to some amazingly humorous moments….

Scrap Mechanic & Horizon Zero Dawn Reviews

SCRAP MECHANIC **This Game is in development, there is a lot to be added and fixed** Background Scrap Mechanic is an in-development game on steam. So far there is only a creative mode, but survival is on the way. There are bugs, glitches, and limited materials, but no matter, this may be the best game I have ever played. That says something coming from me. It lets anyone with an idea create something from a car to a toast cannon, Yes, that is a thing. If you don’t like your creation, just add a mustache. That will make it much better. WHAT IS SCRAP MECHANIC? Scrap Mechanic is a simplified machine building game. There is a diverse world to explore with unique terrain, the player can build vehicles to traverse the world, or just play around. You could make wall climbers, planes, cars, hover pods, puzzles, or you can build…

NBA Finals 2018 Cleveland Cavaliers VS Golden State Warriors

It has happened again, that’s right the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State warriors are facing each other in the finals for the fourth straight year. Even though they were Down 2 – 0 at the because of the conference finals and somehow won both of there series. An even more crazy fact is that Lebron has denominated the finals. Since 2010 there has not been an NBA finals without Lebron James.     The Cleveland Cavaliers season has been very rocky this year. At the beginning of the year they had a whole new team with many new members. However, the day before the trade deadline the cavs traded away almost there entire team for newer, younger players. Throughout all this chaos Lebron stayed strong and averaged 27 points per game. Also, he did not miss one game this entire season. The Cavs went through the Pacers, the Raptors, and…

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