Arts & Entertainment

Solo Ensemble Contest

By:Kenzie Renihan, Grade Seven
Middle School South

Hawthorn Middle school south hosted the annual Solo Ensemble contest this year. The contest was very good and we had lots of people walk through the doors. The organization of this contest was done by Mrs. Kocal, there were also lots of helpers from Middle School South, Middle school North and Vernon Hills High-School. There were also many parent volunteers helping out.


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The Boston Bombing

By Anya C. grade 7
Middle North
May 2013

Everyone across the nation is mourning after what happened at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Two bombs went off during the race, killing three people and injuring 264. The cause of these bombs were two russian brothers; Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The older brother Tamerlan was killed in a rain of gunfire from the Boston Police. Dzhokhar was injured with a gunshot wound after the fight with police. He escaped during the rain and went to Watertown. During the manhunt most citizens of Watertown were escorted to their homes and were told to stay inside because there was an escaped bomber. Dzhokhar was found hiding in a boat, in a backyard. He was arrested and taken to a hospital shortly afterwards. Dzhokhar says that this was an act of only himself and his brother not his country. He said that his brother was the mastermind behind this, and that they did this in spite of the Iraq war and the war in Afghanistan. We all will remember the end of the marathon.


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The boston bombing

By-Anya Caples
Everyone across the nation is mourning after what happened at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Two bombs went off during the race, these bombings killed three people and injured 264. The cause of these bombs were two russian brothers; Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The older brother Tamerlan was killed in a rain of gunfire against the Boston police. Dzhokhar was injured with a gunshot wound after the fight with the police, he escaped during the rain and went to Watertown. Dip urging the manhunt most citizens of Watertown were escorted to their homes and were told to stay inside because there was an escaped bomber. Dzhokhar was found in a boat, in somebody's backyard, and was arrested and taken to a hospital shortly afterwards. Dzhokhar says that this was an act of only himself and his brother not his country, he said that his brother was the mastermind behind this, and that they did this inspite of the Iraq war and the war in Afghanistan. We all will remember the end of the marathon.


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The boston bombing

By-Anya Caples
Everyone across the nation is mourning after what happened at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Two bombs went off during the race, these bombings killed three people and injured 264. The cause of these bombs were two russian brothers; Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The older brother Tamerlan was killed in a rain of gunfire against the Boston police. Dzhokhar was injured with a gunshot wound after the fight with the police, he escaped during the rain and went to Watertown. Dip urging the manhunt most citizens of Watertown were escorted to their homes and were told to stay inside because there was an escaped bomber. Dzhokhar was found in a boat, in somebody's backyard, and was arrested and taken to a hospital shortly afterwards. Dzhokhar says that this was an act of only himself and his brother not his country, he said that his brother was the mastermind behind this, and that they did this inspite of the Iraq war and the war in Afghanistan. We all will remember the end of the marathon.


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The boston bombing

By-Anya Caples
Everyone across the nation is mourning after what happened at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Two bombs went off during the race, these bombings killed three people and injured 264. The cause of these bombs were two russian brothers; Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The older brother Tamerlan was killed in a rain of gunfire against the Boston police. Dzhokhar was injured with a gunshot wound after the fight with the police, he escaped during the rain and went to Watertown. Dip urging the manhunt most citizens of Watertown were escorted to their homes and were told to stay inside because there was an escaped bomber. Dzhokhar was found in a boat, in somebody's backyard, and was arrested and taken to a hospital shortly afterwards. Dzhokhar says that this was an act of only himself and his brother not his country, he said that his brother was the mastermind behind this, and that they did this inspite of the Iraq war and the war in Afghanistan. We all will remember the end of the marathon.


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Review on 42

By Katie G. grade 6
Middle North
6th Grade

Have you seen 42? It's a movie based on the Jackie Robinson story. Jackie was the first black baseball player to join major league baseball. In the movie it shows his journey and his power to not fight back, even though people said very harsh things to him. Jackie Robinson got all the way to the Brooklyn Dodgers, major league. At first his teammates did not want anything to do with him but eventually they started sticking up for him. This movie will make you cry and laugh at some points. Overall I rate this movie 5 stars and two thumbs up.


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The Host Review

By Katie G. 6th grade
April 2013

Have you seen or read the book The Host?
In the movie a young Melanie Stryder is one of the only humans alive after aliens come to Earth and inhabit our bodies. One night Melanie and her brother are at a hotel when the "Seekers", the aliens who seek out the humans, find them. Melanie tells her brother that she is going to get rid of the Seekers. Instead Melanie falls out of a window! She broke a lot of bones, damaged most organs, she was basically dead. The seeker gets to her before she dies completely and put a soul named Wanderer in her body. Melanie is one of the many few people who fight back, Wanderer can hear Melanie in her head. This is all that I can tell you without giving too much out and spoiling the ending. I rate this movie 5/5 stars. It's another love triangle written by Stephanie Meyer.


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Book Review: The Giver

By Alyssa L. 7th grade
April 2013

In seventh grade Language Arts, all students will read a book called The Giver. At first, when you read the book, you will most likely be very confused. Even the main character feels this way and he is actually there! Remember to keep in mind that confusion leads to learning! The main character is Jonas. He is very suspicious about his strict and confusing community of which he is a part of.


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Review on Skyfall

By Katie G. 6th grade
Middle North
Feb. 2013

Have you seen Skyfall, the newest of the James Bond movies?
The story starts with James Bond fighting with a guy that stole a disc that had all the agents and their identities on it. But when M tells his partner to shoot, well, the bullet misses its target and hits 007. You then see James Bond who is on an island and is hiding out. But, when it seems alright, M16 gets bombed and they don't know who did it. Afterwards, Bond comes back and has to get tested to be a field agent again. Even though he fails, M reinstates him as an agent because she knows that only Bond can stop the bad guy. So Bond goes on a mission to capture "Silver". Eventually Bond catches Silver, but Silver escapes! So Bond takes M to Skyfall mansion, where Bond grew up. It is there that a huge fight scene occurs. Now, I can't tell you the end, so if you want to know..... go see the movie.


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Parental Guidance

By Chrissy S. 7th grade
Middle North
January 2013

Parental Guidance
If you haven’t seen the movie Parental Guidance, then I urge you to see it. This movie is full of unpredictable surprises. Since families of today are very high-tech compared to our grandparents, it’s a little hard for grandparents to adjust to their kind of lifestyle. In Parental Guidance, there is this family. The dad invented this amazing house system.


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