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12/9/10

12/2/10

Marcacci’s Sadness Meltaways


by Bob Marcacci
1 cup unsalted sunrays, at room temperature
½ cup itching powder
2 cups all-purpose knock-knock jokes
½ cup ground giggles
1 cup chopped cheers
½ cup powdered joy buzzers
Using an electric whizgig, bray the sunrays in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the itching powder and bray until well chuckled. Bray in the knock-knock jokes, ground giggles and chopped cheers. Divide the guffaw in half, forming each half into a gewgaw. Wrap separately in hilarity and chill until silly, about 30 minutes.
Preheat the horselaugh to 325 degrees F.
Working with half of the chilled guffaw at a time while keeping the rest in the jester, roll two tickles full  between your palms into balls. Arrange the balls on a large baking cackle, spacing them 1/2–inch apart.
Grin the chuckles until golden brown on the bottom and just pale golden on top, about 18 minutes. Cool the chuckles for five minutes on a baking cackle, and then toss the warm chuckles in the powdered joy buzzers. Transfer the joy buzzer-coated chuckles to a side-splitter to glee completely. (The chuckles can be prepared two days ahead. Store in an airtight jeer at room temperature). Sift additional powdered joy buzzers over the chuckles, if desired, before teasing.

10/28/10

Fareen's Advice

Hey Fareen,

One of the 7th graders thinks im trying to show off because I hang out with other 7th graders and they use profanity against me. I can't even get near my friends when they are looking. There are only two people who do this.

Ty, MSA Student Who Rocks =D
Hello MSWR,

There is a word for this kind of behavior and it’s called bullying. And bullying is SO NOT okay. These are some techniques that could possibly help: 
  • Ignore them. 
  • Stand up to them.
  • Arm yourself with a comeback. (Not using profanity) 
  • Ask them while looking them in the eye, why they are bullying you. 
However, for these techniques to work, you must seem confident, calm, and collected. And if these don’t work, or the bullying gets too serious tell an adult. Telling an adult is not tattling, because you are telling them to defend and protect yourself. Good luck.
 From,
The Best Advisor in Da World (Fareen)
by Bob Marcacci

scrambled
brain salad
brains and rice
sweet and sour brains
this is my zombie's birthday
dinner

Sports- Live!

By Joshua Bao

Life at Magnolia Science Academy is now fairly under control. Most problems we faced in the first few weeks have disappeared, and new ideas are flowing in. That includes sports! We have developed Soccer Club, for anybody who wants to learn or play soccer. However, if you are interested, please bring cleats and shin guards, or else you won’t be allowed to play. The Soccer Club had a very exciting soccer game with the teachers on Wednesday, October 6. It was awesome! The teachers and staff who participated are: Mr. Saka, Mr. Marcacci, Mr. Bal/Kerem, Mr. K, and Mr. Schmidt. First, the teachers played small games against rotating teams, and then the final was the boys against the teachers and the girls.
          
It was a tough match, and I assume everybody had a lot of fun. Mr. Marcacci scored and so did the students. The teachers played exceptionally well- even our best players couldn’t take them that easily! In the end, it was a tie match, 1-1. Everybody went home, but before that, we had a big group picture, with all the participants.

We not only have soccer, but we also have ping pong! Every Friday, we meet in the hallway, to play some ping pong a.k.a. table tennis. If you are interested in trying out for the team to participate in the MSA regional tournament, grab a permission slip from Mr. Saka for more details. We will be staying until seven just like Future City and Lego Robotics.

Team Sports now play different sports, depending on what we play in PE. If you are interested in playing sports or want to get some exercise, come to the PE area after school on Mondays and Thursdays, first session (3:05-3:50).

If you are interested, in any of the above, just come and enjoy!!

10/21/10

Picnic

by Hibah Wasim

On Wednesday, September 29, MSASC had their first school picnic. Many parents helped out for supervising students and games. Some helped with the food. Mostly everyone brought food to share. There were hotdogs and burgers, samosas, and pizza. For fruits there were strawberries and watermelons. There were also chips for snacks. For sweets there were brownies cookies. “The food was really good,” said Anushi Singhal.

The drinks were very cold, which was good for a hot day and the sixth graders who came from P.E. There were juice, soda, and really "cold" water.

After the food, everyone played games. A few days before the picnic everyone picked which activity they would like to do in their SSR period.

One game was the Bean Bag Toss which each classes’ representatives stood in a line and took turns throwing the bean bags five times.


Another game was the egg race. It was that you would have a spoon which had an egg on it and you weren’t allowed to drop or you would have to start all over again.

A game that no one really knew about was the Oreo game. To play, we had to put an Oreo on our foreheads, and then try to eat it without touching it with your hands. It was very fun everyone who played said. The only disgusting thing was that if your Oreo fell down you wouldn’t get a new one. You would just eat it. Some people were cheating which isn’t good. (Don’t you agree?)

A very disgusting game was the yogurt game. In the yogurt game was a pan that had yogurt. In it you had to find a penny. You were only allowed to use your tongue to find the penny. Nick, a boy in 6B got a bloody nose because he was playing this game.

Another disgusting game was Bobbing for Apples. The game was about trying to get as much of apples in 10 seconds with your mouth. The game was disgusting because every time someone put their mouth in the water, the teachers didn’t put clean water in it. Unhealthy!

A game that was fun, but no one really knew how to play was the three-legged race. In it two people tied their legs together and ran.

A game that no one heard of was the Hackie Sack race. To play you have to put a sack in between your legs and run with it. Whoever finishes first is the winner. It was fun and at the same time confusing.

To our conclusion the picnic was great, but also disgusting. Because of this we learned that the rules should be clearer and each teacher should look after only one particular game.

10/14/10

Murder

by Jared Gacusan

As the ripples faded from this dirty lake, my heard beat came to a stop.

With a heavy heart and a twisted mind, I was consumed with guilt.

As time ticked past, this hole began to grow. my feet were rooted to this spot.

I wanted to cry.
I wanted to die

but I knew what I put to rest.

Death

by Jared Gacusan

The jagged mountains seemed so free. They seemed to be longing for me.

As the sky fell dark with clouds of grey, I thought of this great day.

The thought that still lingered were of my horrible past.
by Mahima Rupakula

I saw the lake as blood red. Everything around it was dismally gray. I could see ripples on the water. it reminded me of the screams rippling through my head. I was happy. Yet, I felt a burden of guilt filling my soul.

10/10/10

Fareen's Advice

Dear Fareen,

I love athletics, especially soccer, but I'm not the best. I always kick the ball into other people's faces, and the coach makes me sit out during games. I badly want to go back in? What should I do?

From,
Not Wanting to Annoy Others


Dear NWTAO,

If you truly love soccer, practice at home. Try to get your kick right, and inform your coach that you have mastered your kick. If he does not let you, prove it. Also, start looking for sports you are really good at, and enjoy them.

From,
The Best Advisor In Da World, Fareen

10/7/10

Magnolia's First Assembly

by Julia Jannon-Shields

Last Friday we had our first assembly. The assembly started with a water balloon toss, four representatives from each class did the water balloon toss. We did the water balloon toss to strengthen the bond in classes and to get ready for the picnic we had Wednesday, September 29th.

Then Mr. Saka, the principal, told us about the uniform policy and that they would be checking for your uniform, belt and appropriate colored shoes starting Monday, September 20th. He also said is students didn't have their uniforms he would call their parents to come and bring it, the only exception is if you didn't receive your uniform.

After the uniform policy it was time to talk about the new lunch rules. Mr. Schmidt (P.E teacher) and Ms. Stutsman (social studies teacher) told us about the rules. During lunch we cannot pass the first three benches by the trees and beyond for safety reasons. The new place to play is the field, Mr. Schmidt will take any of the students who would like to, to the field to play and etc.

To conclude the assembly, each class went to their homeroom teacher to play a game. This was the game: Your homeroom teacher had pieces of paper, each paper had a letter. The first class to put down the letters in order to make the correct word and sit down got five extra credit points on the math test we took that day. The word was magnolia and the winning class was 6B.

Lastly Mr. Marcacci language arts teacher) clapped his hands twice and all the classes said: “MAGNOLIA!!!”

Magnolia Poem

by Shifa Ahmad

Magnolia is a flower,
as white as the moon.
Magnolia is a school,
that blooms for 6 hours.

9/30/10

Write a poem or a story that includes all of these words: apple, axe, example, explosion, food, lasagna, me, noise, perpetual, squeaks, work, writing.

The Evil Lasagna
by Unknown

"What kind of joke is this?" I answered. I saw a plate of lasagna that squeaked when it moved. "Me? I am no joke. I am The Exploder. I am indestructible except for one weakness..."

I ran to the side of the room but the lasagna flew onto Mr. Bob's desk. I didn't know food could be so annoying. I tried to chop it, but it stayed whole. For example, I threw an apple, but it exploded. I worked an axe to a point, but the axe exploded (more noise). I thought this would be perpetual. I abhorred this food. Then Mr. Bob sat on it and it screamed, "My one weakness!" I hope this writing piece has warmed you about explosions.

Apples
by Jared Gacusan

I had abhorred apples perpetually. They had inflicted the pain of an axe against a bare limb. Like an explosion of pain, apples made noise that made my eardrums bleed. To give you an example, apples hit back like undone work. It tastes like rotten lasagna. It hates me. So I am writing this to soothe the squeaks.

Slice an apple with an axe.
by Bob Marcacci

Slice an apple with an axe
If you're tired of the snacks
And the perpetual food.
Call me lasagna dude
If its noise you abhor
From the squeaks in me door.
This is not an example of work.
If there's an explosion,
Don't call me a jerk.

9/20/10

The First Month of School

by Avni Singhal

We’ve had a very exciting first month of school here at Magnolia Science Academy. No uniforms. Pizza and Subway lunches. And awesome bathrooms! – NOT. But with the staff’s monumental effort, things were under control.

Everything kept on changing and we had no idea of our schedule at the beginning of school. But now, almost all confusions have gotten solved. We have been waiting for our uniforms that mostly came in. The school started a lunch program and started a Parent Club.

We have a great staff. It includes: Mr. Saka (Principal/Character Education), Mr. Bal (Computers), Ms. Bustamante (Art), Mrs. Ramiso (Math), Mr. Marcacci(Language Arts), Mr. Schmidt (Sports), Mr. Karakas (Science), Ms. Ehly (Science), Ms. Stutsman (History), and Ms. Vira Bustamante (Office Manager). Each one of these staff members strive to help us students learn and are very enthusiastic about teaching. They put in great amounts of time to do this.

We have tutoring for all classes allowing us students to get help in whatever subject we need help in. We also have many clubs including Lego Robotics led by Mr. Karakas, Table Tennis led by Mr. Saka, Math and Tech AMSP (Advanced Math and Science Program) led by Mr. Bal and Mrs. Ramiso, Writing Club run by Mr. Marcacci, Future City Club led by Mr. Bal, Art Club led by Ms. Bustamante, Team Sports Club led by Mr.Schmidt and more. Also, many new clubs are coming soon!!!!!

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT! FIND OUT ON OUR NEXT ARTICLE coming out soon...

9/16/10

Haiku Chain
Potato ate Death
Flowers bloom when ready
They are ready to fly
They can't fly because they died.
They can fly pretty well

Winter snow sprinkles
Potato ate Ursula
Dog ate banana

Banana eats dog from inside
I like cats, not dogs

Trees die when they grow old

Death comes to those trees very slowly
death is good for trees
living is very bad though
very bad snowfall

Wind blows down a tree
cats blow down a few nice trees
mice hate very nice trees
in the winter when it's cold

love dogs and love cats

the old man is dead
the leaves glide past the street lamp
Potato killed chair
The lard killed nut quickly

The bird choked on the nut.

trees are pretty mean
they are cool but pretty rude
i buried it deep

please ask him not me okay

I am merely without mind

Mongooses suck eggs
a mongoose killed a big snake
The spider eats dogs
Nag eats the bad potato
Bags kill very nice people

Death hung in the air
who cares about death okay
too bad that he's dead
he will decompose with worms
Potato is back

Fall leaves in Autumn

The fog covered the moist air
Moist air is real weird
Moist air makes me real nauseous
I will die on mice

Flowers are pretty

In the meadow, I run here

In the pretty grass
How can grass be pretty right
grass is so nasty

i would rather eat mangoes

fat cat make noisy sounds

shoo cat shoo, no one needs you


Go away to sleep

tea leaf in my mug

death is horrible

Come, we mourn for death

Which covers the misty air
Misty air is nice

9/2/10

Three Exquisite Corpses

#1
The sky appeared red, as a fire burned, smoke obscured the sun. Below the smoke stood a house, as the house burned, a child crawled out. The child held his father's autographed 49ers football in his arms, the only thing he could save from the ruins. He looked across the blackened field, but no one was around. He was starting to get an uneasy feeling about the place. He had run from that place as fast as he could, but he then fell over on his face.

#2
Bob couldn't understand how those spots got on his shirt. People never liked that dirty car. One day, that car was washed and had glistened like a diamond. He could see his reflection on the leather interior. He looked ugly.

#3
Once there was a girl who liked candy. She liked truffles the best. One day she ran out of truffles and didn't know what to do. She said, "Gadzooks!" and collapsed on the kitchen floor crying.