Friday, January 23, 2015

The Fever of Books

The Maze Runner series shall receive another prequel! The title of this novel is soon to be titled "The Fever Code". James Dashner admirers are excited to dive into another one of his enjoyable reads. Fans of the previous four books are pumped for this new release in 2016. "The 'Maze Runner' series has sold more than 6.5 million copies so far worldwide and reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list." according to Kase Wickman. These dystopian novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent", are making a big boom in the teen reading business.

As well as this new thrilling addition series, "The Maze Runner" sequel, "The Scorch Trials", is soon to be found in theaters on September 18th, 2015. It must be overwhelming, the amounts of action James Dashner is going through! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Topsy-turvy Turbulence

By Christian C.

Photo by Laura Dickinson 01-03-15
On January 3rd, 2015, a biplane flipped over while landing on the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport runway.  The pilot and passenger came out without injury, although the plane.... well never mind it.

"The biplane apparently flipped over when the front two landing gears locked into place, causing the plane to somersault, Piper said." stated Janet Lavelle and Elaine Anderson, reporters from The Tribune. Due to this faulty landing gear, around three airports had to delay their departures to San Luis Obispo. Current flights were delayed for hours while the plane was flipped over by a crane, the fuel cleaned up, and the aircraft removed from the runway.

Scampering for Success!

By: Christian C.

Tuesday, January 5th, every 8th grader in the school was given the instructions for...the Mousetrap Car contest!

Every student is expected to construct an operating mousetrap car, although there are certain specifications and rules. This is all due with memorized vocabulary and laws of physics on February 11th. This leaves some students scrambling for a design, shrugging this off because they are using their sibling's, or confident of  winning considering they think of they're blueprints as award winning.

Students will have to plan their car, buy the supplies they need, then construct their vehicle that meets the requirements. As stated previously, this will be simple for some, and more of a challenge for others.

We will soon see what the 8th grade creative minds have to offer!