Apples

By: Ashlin Watson, Grade Eight
Middle South

Apples are probably the worlds most popular fruit. Apples are not only fruits, but they are also a type of technology. Who hasn’t heard of Apple Computers, or the Ipod Touch or the IPad? So many people have more than one apple in their house, wether it is the fruit or the computer. When you first think about it, Apple computers and fruit apples have a lot in common.


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Northwestern's Bowl Game

By Robbie W., grade 8
Middle North
Northwestern faced a tough rest of the season. The Wildcats fell to Joe Paterno and Penn State 35-21, giving Joe Pa his 400th win. But the 'Cats came roaring back against Iowa, beating the Hawkeyes and guaranteeing a bowl game berth. But,the Wildcats lost their star quarterback Dan Persa to an Achilles injury. Northwestern was forced to put in their second string quarterback, Evan Watkins.


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Who's Who: Edition 4

by Aditya Tanjore
Middle School North

Welcome back to Who’s Who. For those of you reading this column for the first time, this article highlights different staff members in Middle School North.
In this edition, you will meet Mr. Kao, Middle School North 7B Social Studies teacher. Many of you in Middle School North may know Mr. Kao while some of you may not have met him before. But in this interview, you will know much more about him than you thought!


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Turkey Day?

By: Kristen Guglielmi, Grade Eight
Middle South

Thanksgiving is coming up on November 25, so many people will be stuffing their faces with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and my favorite: meatballs. However, was Thanksgiving always celebrated with turkeys as the main dish? Definitely not. The first Thanksgiving (you know, with the pilgrims and Native Americans), was celebrated in 1621. Their chief course consisted of four venison! Through the years, turkey became more popular as the traditional meal for Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, whether you eat turkey or deer!


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Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

By: Jennifer Lee and Katie Elliott, Grade Six
Middle South
Can you wait until Thanksgiving!? All the yummy food and being with your family in a warm cozy room together. Good times! Well, now Thanksgiving is coming and you could enjoy the special day just the way you like it.

What do you eat in Thanksgiving... a bunch of yummy food right? Like mashed potatoes, and of course turkey, cranberry pie or pumpkin pie, and mac and cheese (maybe, for some of you people). Mmm... all this food makes me hungry, let’s stop talking about food and let’s talk about the things you can do on Thanksgiving!


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2010 Orchestra Festival

By: Melanie Rogers, Grade Eight
Middle South

On the 18th of November, the 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra practiced all day with a select guest conductor, preparing for their performance that night. At the concert they wound play two pieces with Hawthorn North, and then two more pieces with Hawthorn Middle North, Vernon Hills High School’s Concert Orchestra, and Vernon Hills High School’s Philharmonic Orchestra.


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thanks giving

I'm thankful for my family. Happy thanks giving to all. it's now that time again thanks giving is a special holiday where we celebrate how the indians met the pilgrims. of course now most of us celebrate while others don't have food on there table so what we are doing at middle north is is gathering turkeys, stuffings, cans of food and desserts to feed a family so do your share be thankful for


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BasketBall interview

By Jason P. Grade 6
Middle School North

Last month I set up an interview with the 8th grade girls basketball team. They all agree that they were doing their best to be making baskets and making some great plays to stay on top and have fun. Their lead scorers were Natalie Miller and Maddie Zazas. The strongest defenders were Marie Duffin and Katie Brettmann. They say that the toughest team they played was Hawthorn South and they had a great time playing them. The team members of the 8th grade basketball team were Jane Ried, Maddie Zazas, Marie Duffin, Haley Liberman, Haesu Lee, Call Joyce, Katie Brettman, Shreya Kathuria, Natalie Miller, Rachel Fink and the coach Katie Krajewski.


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The Mid-season, 5-3 Bears

By Tanner D.
Middle School North

Well, the Chicago Bears are now 5-3 at mid-season. This last game against the Buffalo Bills had great support by the offensive line, who currently let up 26 sacks so far, and only let up 1 this week. Also, Lovie Smith said, "this week that he wanted to get the ball to Chester Taylor more", the Bears off-season pick up that was expected to help out a lot. Well, they were sucessful on getting the ball to Taylor, and got himself 1 touchdown last game. Well for now all we can do is hope that the Bears hold on for the rest of the season.


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Outdoor Ed part 2

By Athina H., grade 6
Middle School North

Wow! An awesome time was had by the entire 6th grade teams as they visited Ryerson Woods for another wonderful experience during outdoor ed. The 6th graders learned intriguing facts about animal habitats and their adaptations which allows the animal to survive longer in the woods. They also did a fantastic job in helping to clean out the woods of the buckthorn shrub, which acts like a weed.


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