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MusPaper: Track One

Introducing the MusPaper… Combining what you love about music with the joys of reading the newspaper! Videographer: Mekkhi Gardner


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Just Japanese: Anime Top 13 and 3 Things to Know about J-Pop

Top 13 Anime Movies and TV Shows My Neighbor Totoro (Skylar and Emma’s Age Recommendation: All ages): This is a story about two sisters May and Satski who move to a new house with their dad near the hospital where their mother is. One day, May finds a three forest spirits: a small one, a medium one, and a big one. She names the big one “Totoro.” She tells her sister about these spirits then they visit them often and have many adventures. The Devil’s Part-Timer (Skylar and Emma’s Age Recommendation: Ages 11+): This anime is a hilarious comedy, sure to bring laughs to all who watch it. The anime starts off as a dramatic fantasy war in Ente Isla between the demons and the heros, but when they go through a portal to the real world (in Tokyo), things turn out differently than they expect. In Tokyo the two characters, Sadao…


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Choose Your Own Adventure, Continued

Hello again! This Liam here! I’m here for the grand opening of the second edition of “choose your own adventure”! Last edition, I made the mistake of not telling you which paragraph to go to. All I can say is, my bad. So, if you were in France and chose to explore the ruins of the Eiffel tower, go to 5. If you were going to explore the ruins of Paris, go to 6. If you were going to set up camp, go to 7. If you were in England, and you chose to go to the castle, go to 8. If you were going to stop the drunk man, go to 9. If you chose to go to the village, go to 10. If you were in the U. S., and you chose to drop your weapons, go to 11. If you chose to talk with them, go to…


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Service-thru-ART Spreads Peace with Amazing Piece

  As you may or may not know, Service-thru-ART is a group of students under the direction of Ms. Caroline Maw-Deis and the assistance of Mrs. Julie Gordon that helps beautify Friends’ Central School through their artistic talents. One of their most recent masterpieces, “Ying-Yang,” is a collage made out of a collection of [painted] bottle caps (partially provided by ART room recycler Julian M. Brenman) pasted on to a large cut out cardboard circle. This piece represents many things, including the fact that plain old trash can be put together to produce a beautiful piece of ART! However, Abby Donnenfeld ’20, a Service-thru-ART member, also added, “The ying-yang represents the good and the evil in all of us and that there is a little bit of everyone in everything. Nobody is black or white. We are all the same in some way.” This beautiful work can been seen on the bulletin…



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Update: Do You Think You Know Your Teachers?

Voice 1: “Hey! Watch out for turtle crossings and being tackled by tilapia!” Is it Mr. Chagan, Dr. Z, or Mr. Tozer? Voice 2: “Do you have gum in your mouth?!” Is it Mrs. Guenther, Mr. Barry, or Ms. Kenealy? Voice 3: “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.” Is it Mr. Fifer, Mr. Terrell, or Mr. Barry? Voice 4: “Beau is wearing a Penn State sweatshirt?” Is it Mrs. Crowley, Mr. Tozer, or Mrs. Quinn?   UPDATE: ANSWERS Voice 1: Dr. Z Yep, folks, that was Dr. Z. If you got that right, kudos to you! That one was all about what she said, not what she sounded like! Voice 2: Mrs. Guenther Yep, Mrs. Guenther. Also about what she said! Voice 3: Mr. Barry Did you hear the accent? Voice 4: Mr. Tozer Did you get it? If you would like, share your scores in the comments…


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Book Fair 2015: Ms. Schwoebel, Mrs. Guenther, and Mrs. Gordon Recommend…

If I Stay by Gayle Forman Recommended by: Ms. Schwoebel Ms. Schwoebel, reviewing If I Stay, said that it was a very well-written book. It is about a decision that a young adult girl faces that will impact her life’s path completely. Ms. Schwoebel stated that it was very sad and emotional, and “you had to be prepared, but it was totally worth it!” She told me that she couldn’t put it down until the end. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson Recommended by: Mrs. Guenther


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Is Your Locker Messier than Your Bedroom? If So…

Hey guys, it’s me, Julian! If you don’t already know some people call me “The Locker King”! I realize that it can be hard to keep your locker organized with all of the materials that are required for school while simultaneously making it a cool sight to see. So, “The Locker King” is here to help! It is not only really, really convenient to have your locker clean, but it has been proven that keeping your space clean can INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY! As it says on noobpreneur’s website, “A clean and tidy workplace not only ensures better productivity but can also keep us healthier.” So, if you want to do better in your studies, check out the link below to get started on making YOUR locker that much more exciting and organized today! A link to a helpful video to help you organize your locker


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Book Fair 2015 Preview

Many students have been asking the newspaper crew about the “deets” for the upcoming Book Fair, so we connected with the Book Fair Committee! Their responses are below: Who is hosting and planning this event? Some middle school guardians, in the form of the Book Fair Committee, have been kind enough to put lots of hard work into this year’s Book Fair. What is the theme of the Fair this year? The theme is “The Book Fair Goes to the Movies.” This will focus the student body’s view of books that have been made into films, books that should be made into films, and books that create similar feelings in their readers to popular and beloved films. When is this fabulous event? The Book Fair will take place from February 9-11, 2015. During these days, you will be able to stop by from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (as long as…


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Book Fair 2015: Ms. Zuckman, Ms. Page, and B.C. Recommend…

Great news, everybody: the Book Fair is coming up! If you’ve been to a book fair before, you probably remember that there is an overwhelming number of exciting books to choose from! So, we have asked some of the faculty and staff around campus to give us the inside scoop about their all-time faves! So, if you want to get a good book this book fair, keep reading! All of the books mentioned below will be available for purchase at the 2015 Book Fair. Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Recommended by: Ms. Michelle Zuckman In her middle school days, Ms. Zuckman said that she had the pleasure of reading the book Bridge To Terebithia. She really enjoyed the story because she was able to connect to the music aspect of the book as she is a musician and now a music teacher! She also loved how there was such a strong…


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