The Legend of The Sirens (Seirenes)

Amanda C.

April 13, 2018

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What were the sirens? The sirens were monstrous sea nymphs that lured sailors to their deaths. They sang an enchanting song that compelled sailors to steer into grave storms. This caused the sailors to shipwreck on their island. T...

How To Make A Four-Leaf Clover

Tyler W.

March 15, 2018

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I am very sorry if this sounds discouraging, but the chances of you finding a lucky four-leaf clover today are about 1 in 10,000. Not very likely. But what if I told you that you could have a four-leaf clover whenever you want? ...

Cell Phone Addicts

Maylani L.

March 13, 2018

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Question: Are you on your phone until 11 o’clock at night?   If so, you might be a phone addict. Well, lucky for you, you aren’t alone. 8 out of 10 sites say that 72% of teens and tweens can’t even spend a day ...

Black History Month’s Origins

Charles A.

February 1, 2018

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Black History Month is when we look back at the achievements made by black people. It is celebrated all across the world in countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom. It is celebrated in the month of February. Dating ba...

Tamandua Thrill

Lucas I.

January 16, 2018

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Have you ever wanted an anteater as a pet? Well, you can! Tamanduas are the cutest mini anteaters to have as pets, with all the anteater goodness and fewer the legal issues! They live in forests and grasslands but are perfectly fine...

The True Story of Winnie the Pooh

Amanda C.

January 2, 2018

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No one has ever really stopped to think about where the inspiration for the beloved childhood book series Winnie the Pooh came from. Well, if you want to know the story, continue reading. It all started at a short train stop. A ...

Stop Bullying

Rielly R.

December 5, 2017

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I’ve always wondered why people bully and I’ve never gotten a straight answer. Now I don’t care if you’re a victim of bullying or you are a bully, you need to listen. About every eight  kids in your class are probably bull...

Great White Sharks

Emily K.

December 5, 2017

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Great white sharks have white bellies, gray backs, and the tips of their fins are white.  The purpose of their bellies being white and their backs being gray is so that if anybody looks at them from any direction they will be...

Chromebooks at School

Olivia B.

December 5, 2017

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As you all know WMS recently got the addition of chromebooks. Of course, this was very exciting for the incoming sixth graders. My personal opinion would actually be to not have the chromebooks. The chromebooks are sometimes d...

Did You Know Trees Explode?

Emily K.

November 28, 2017

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Did you know that trees explode? There are three different scenarios that can cause this to happen.  The first one is when temperatures get very cold the water within the sap of the tree freezes.  The water expands as the bark...

Fabuland

Lucas I.

November 22, 2017

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You’ve surely heard of LEGO and their iconic minifigures, but have you ever wondered what kind of legos existed way back when? In 1978, the LEGO Group launched their first figure with posable arms and legs, a policeman. Soo...

DIY Bath Bombs

Ellie V.

November 14, 2017

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Have you ever wanted to make your own bath bombs?  Well now you can with the help of this simple recipe.   Ingredients:     ½ cup baking soda ¼ cup cornstarch ¼ cup Epsom salt ¼ cup citric...

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