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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.
The Best Advisor in Da World (Fareen)
by Bob Marcacci

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

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!!



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.



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.


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.


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?

Not Wanting to Annoy Others


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.

The Best Advisor In Da World, Fareen


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.