It always seems impossible until it is DONE-Nelson Mandela

Top 5 Dangerous Walks to School
By: Kenneth Do

1:Zanskar of The Himalayas

In Zanskar,Himalayas, Kids have to hike to go to school. Luckily they go to a boarding school so they dont everyday.

2: Zhang Jiawan Village Of Southern China

​​In Zhang Jiawan Village  of Sothern China,children have to climb unsecured ladders up a montain to school every day.


Here children who go to Zulu Elementary take a five hour long trip along a clif edge to get to school. If your afrad  of heights beware!!!

​4:Lebak, Indonesia

Lebek, Indonesia has kids walking across broken suspension bridges and have their parents walk them to school to make them get there on time.

​5:Rio Negro River

In Columbia, kids fly through the air on a steel cable 400 metr above the rio Negro River. This is also something people with acrophobia would not like

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How has the School evolved over the years?

Breif summary

This is a New School Year for every student! Caloosa Middle School has made many
impacting and new decisions and policies for this year. Have you heard of the new phone
policy? Have you heard of the Courtyard policy? Well, here’s some journalists to tell a little
something on their opinion of these new policies, teachers, and past experiences. We, CMS’s journalists will tell you
about  some 7th and 8th graders personal opinions on this year comparing
to recent and past years. Let’s Goooooo!_
To start off the interviews we went to Caloosa Middle School’s Media Center/Library. We interviewed a 7th grader that was in the Media Center and these were her opinions.
We interviewed Stella King, a 7th grader that attends Caloosa Middle School this year and also last year.. We started off by introducing ourselves to her. After that we started the first question off with, How has the School Evolved over the years? “Well, considering last year and this year people are doing more work with the phone policy.” “Can you elaborate on that”? “ The school has gotten rid of the phone policy, which kinda make it easier for the other students to focus more in class and get more work done.”

Next we asked,  How do you think the teachers different teaching methods have helped you, Why, which teachers?  Her answer was,  “I think Ms.Smith because she does a lot of interactive work so, everybody is working together and her methods are very creative when she interacts with students or me.” As Well as many other people agreeing with her opinion. Last but, not least we asked, How have Teacher contributed to your success? Stella believed that, “They pushed me to work me harder, they also give  more work to push me and help me do better in class. Some have given me second chances in class to do better.Next we interviewed Syvannah Burton, an 8th grader that has been here last year as well. We asked her How the School has evolved over the years. Her opinion/answer was “I feel the school has gotten more strict on its policies, and we are not allowed to leave the classroom without a castle pass.”Can you elaborate on that, we asked. “Yes, school, kept the rules but, heightened them to a more strict way. Next we asked How do you think the teachers different teaching methods have helped you, Why, which teachers? Syvannah made a very specific answer. “ “My 7th grade civics teacher (Ms.Brantley) because most teacher just gave me work to do but, this teacher gave me interactive work to interact with me and everybody to learn a easier way to learn.” Yes, is there anything else you would like to include, “No thank you”. Last but not least we asked her how Teachers have contributed to your success, as for this question Syvannah strengthened her opinion. ““Most teachers don’t really have an impact on my education, or not that I know of.  If they have a positive or negative attitude that affects my personal attitude. Like, if the teacher is negative it makes me feel negative.”Even though this was her opinion many people feel they agree with it as well.

The New Caloosa

The  New Caloosa  
By: Hailey Rea, Izzy J

The 6th Graders
So what i’ve seen so far is that the are pretty… i have no clue how to say it i guess they are more prepared for middle school then we were. We were “lost” you could say. Some of them are getting lost and being late. But they are nice from the ones i have met. Some say there is drama this year ( i personally hope there isn’t as much as last year). Most of the 6th graders have a bad attitude towards us older kids, but what can you do?
New Policies and Rules
      The most known policy is the NO phones policy.. Like kids try to test teachers to see their limits, most teachers are strict about no phones period but there are the select few that are niver like if it falls some teachers take it but some teachers let it slide as long as you're not on it. The students have a different opinion. I personally think the phones last year was a privilege and we abused it so the privilege was taken away as expected. But some people say that it’s not fair, but it’s totally fair and that’s not what they're seeing. They think that it’s my phone i should be able to use it but no from the hours of 9:15 to 4:00 it’s not allowed out keep it in your locker. Just don’t cause problems. But that’s enough of that let’s talk about the bathroom pass in castle? Yeah you heard me correct to go to the bathroom now you are timed on castle, also now castle generates your punishments based on what you have done most likly lunch detention. So yes they are getting a lot more strict this year. Oh yeah in between periods they have not 1 but 2 security guards roaming the halls. Don’t try to pull anything this year.

Who Founded McDonald's?
I bet you’re wondering who really is the founder of Mcdonalds. Maybe you’ve heard people say that Ray Kroc is the founder of McDonald's, and maybe he is. But the real founders, the mcdonalds brothers, invented mcdonalds, but later sold it to Ray Kroc, who then franchised it and turned into a huge fast food business. Are you wondering what the story is behind this addicting fast food restaurant? Keep reading, and find out!

    For those of you that might of watched the movie The Founder, you’ll know that the first people to invent McDonald’s were two brilliant brothers named Richard “Dick” McDonald and Maurice “Mac” McDonald. They invented the entire base of McDonald’s, the “fast-food” idea. This business wasn’t the only business they had. In the past, they had hot dog stands that didn’t last, and eventually they switched to the famous hamburger. They based their entire restaurant on hamburgers and french fries.

     Later on in 1954, businessman Ray Kroc found a small little restaurant in San Bernardino, California. Dick and Mac McDonald ran the McDonald’s and were looking for a new agent and Ray Kroc saw an opportunity. The next year he founded the McDonald’s System Inc., and six years later he bought the exclusive rights to the McDonald’s name. He helped McDonald’s become a worldwide restaurant. He franchised it and helped it become what it is now.

    Unfortunately, the McDonald brothers both passed away a couple years ago. Mac McDonald died of heart failure at the age 69 on December 11, 1971. Dick McDonald died of old age on July 14, 1998. Also, the famous founder of McDonald’s, Ray Kroc, also died on January 14, 1984. The McDonald brothers, and Ray Kroc both left amazing legacies and they will always be remembered for the amazing accomplishments they did in life. I’m sure that they would be beyond happy to see that we all love McDonald’s!


Ray Kroc

What camera is best for taking pictures?

  When looking for a camera to take a picture with you have to get the right quality,lense,etc.To have a good picture it takes time and quality to find the perfect camera and picture.So today we will be looking at some of the best quality cameras.We will find out what SLR and DSLR means and what they do.

  Let's get to the basics,what is a camera? A camera is a device for recording visual images in the form of photographs,films,or video signals. Another thing to know or keep in mind is the point and shoot of a camera.What is point and shoot you may ask.A point-and-shoot camera, also known as compact camera, is a still camera designed primarily for simple operation.

  SLR and DSLR are two different types of the many types of cameras in the world.SLR means single lense reflex. SLR (single lens reflex) refers to the way these camera's work. When a photographer presses the shutter button, a mirror flips out of the way to reveal the sensor. Some people also refer to them as DSLR, with the D being short for digital. DSLR stands for digital single-lense reflex. A digital single-lens reflex camera (also called a digital SLR or DSLR) is a digital camera that combines the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, as opposed photographic film.

  What’s the difference between SLR and DSLR?DSLR and SLR cameras both reflect light that enters through the lens using a mirror so that an image can be seen in a viewfinder. However, an SLR camera uses a film made of plastic, gelatin and other material to record the image a DSLR captures the image digitally, on a memory card. The final question which one is better DSLR or SLR.Sometimes people use the term SLR incorrectly when they simply mean a 35mm film SLR. But technically DSLRs and SLRs are the same thing, except for the media the image is recorded upon. Both are Single Lens Reflex cameras which take interchangeable lenses and have a mirror, pentaprism and optical viewfinder.
  Basically both cameras are good but which is the best? Well we believe that both are different but they have the same thing except for the media. So it basically depends on what you need or which media you need.

McDonald's Fries
story by: Matthew White, Luis Cabrera, Jules Cappetelli

That's Not All

     Not to mention, the fact that McDonald’s has a few rumors, but the one we're talking about is how it seems like they fill their fry containers. The big company denies the fact that they do, in fact, pinch their fry containers to make them seem full. This is proven by a Reddit user by the name of ExperiMENTAL Bunny. They said, as a McDonald’s employee, that they do in fact get trained to do this. They stated, “I only had one customer call me out on it. He shook the fries out into his bag and poured them back into the fry carton himself and it only filled up halfway, so I had to give him more fries." This proves that the rumor is true. Many customers complain about this issue. Inside and outside of McDonalds. McDonald’s even debunked the post, and kept telling Business Insider that the post was false. This all came from a thread by the name of “What did your job want you to hide from your customers?”
     To conclude, McDonald’s has plenty of things up their sleeves that they don’t want anyone to know about. They protect their secrets so much, they will make internet drama. Even though everyone knows that there’s something up with the business and something shady is going on behind the scenes, people still keep defending them, including defending themselves.

Those Fries You Love so Much!

     Obesity, cancer, asthma, all in a pack of fries. McDonald’s fries, to be exact. In McDonald’s fries, many people have deconstructed what they’re made of, including figuring out their secrets. Tune in to figure out what they are exactly made of, and one of their secrets.


     To begin with, McDonald’s fries aren’t made of just potatoes, not even “premium” potatoes according to their website. In reality, they’ve been made with about ten different kinds of ingredients. Who needs ten different ingredients for some fries?! Out of ten of the ingredients, three are oils. Canola oil, soybean oil, and hydrogenated soybean oil. The seven other ingredients are potatoes, natural beef flavor, hydrolyzed wheat, hydrolyzed milk, tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), dimethylpolysiloxane, and dextrose. Out of all of those, the three most concerning and intriguing ingredients are TBHQ, dimethylpolysiloxane, and hydrogenated soybean oil. Why? Dimethylpolysiloxane is an ingredient in Silly Putty. Think of how many other foods have Silly Putty in them, it really puts a thought in someone’s head, right? TBHQ is a type of phenol, pretty much making McDonald’s fries good, forever, like they never expire. And finally, Hydrogenated soybean oil. It can cause cancer, obesity, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, reproductive issues, bone degeneration, and decreased immune system function. Every effect of this is seriously messed up, counting that most people know McDonald’s for their delicious french fries. This was all stated by Ashley Lutz on Business Insider’s page, “McDonald’s denies a viral rumor it was using a trick to give you few fries”.

Daylight Savings

Why do we need it?

Whey need it because We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening .

What happens in Other Countries?

Who created Daylight Savings Time?

Most areas in North America and Europe, and some areas in the Middle East, observe daylight saving time(DST), while most areas of Africa and Asia do not. In South America, most countries in the north of the continent near the equator do not observe DST, while Paraguay and southern parts of Brazil do. The practice of observing daylight saving time in Oceania is also mixed, with New Zealand and parts of southeastern Australia observing DST, while most other areas do not.

The idea of resetting clocks forward an hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall was first suggested by Benjamin Franklin in his essay "An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light," which was published in the Journal de Paris in April 1784.Franklin's suggestion was largely overlooked until it was brought up again in 1907 by Englishman William Willett, who penned a pamphlet called "The Waste of Daylight." Although the British House of Commons rejected Willett's proposal to advance the clock one hour in the spring and back again in autumn in 1908, British Summer Time was introduced by the Parliament in 1916.