The Bengal Tiger by Adam Prince and Aidan Lee

Bengal Tiger

 

The Bengal Tiger is an amazing animal that lives throughout regions in Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, China, and Myanmar. The Bengal Tigers scientific name is “Panthera Tigris Tigris.” These animals can live up to 25 years old in the habitats in which they spread. Although, they average 8-10 years. These animals love living in forests. They are usually found in forests near a swamp.

 

The Bengal Tigers coat is usually orange with black stripes. Although, there are some that have white fur with black stripes. On the bottom side of their body (the stomach area) is usually white for the tiger with an orange coat at least.  

 

The Bengal tiger is a carnivore that mostly hunts large ungulates such as chital, sambar, nilgai, serow, and hunts less of water buffalo, and some takin. Being a carnivore means that they don’t eat plants.  They hunt animals usually 20 kg, or 45 pounds. They usually use their sight and hearing instead of their sense of smell, generally going for a strong strike to the neck.  They have the longest carnivore teeth in the field at approximately 4 inches long.

 

These are some facts about the amazing Bengal Tiger.

End of Year Poem by Thomas Clarabelle

The end of the year,

Some would cheer

Some might shed a tear

I’m not as happy as it appears

 

I’m so done with math

I need a bubble bath

Math isn’t my path

I felt its wrath

 

Spending my summer in Greece

Where I can feel the peace

I can finally release

Creativity will increase

 

Soaking up the sun

This is my end run

Spring was over done

I can’t wait for fun

What Should You Write About? By Anonymous Bob

What Should You Write About?

 

Here I am writing this article. If your like me, you spend most of your time brainstorming a topic rather than writing about it. I know I just spent a lot of time coming up with this topic. Anyways, here I am, sitting at this computer and staring into space. Asking myself the same question repeatedly: What should I write about?

 

What should I write about?

 

Well, you can’t write anything without being inspired or having a passion. Well, you can but it’s not a good story. So let’s make this question simpler.

What am I inspired by?

 

What are you inspired by? Who are you inspired by? How can you be inspired?

 

I can’t answer that last question, but I can help.

 

How can you be inspired?

 

  1. G E T  O U T S I D E

 

The first thing I suggest you do is get outside. Just take a picnic blanket and sit under a shady tree in the hot sun. Listen to the different sounds. Smell the different smells and look at the nature around you. Don’t just look, but observe. Actually process it through your mind, notice the details, the cracks, the curves. Observe every little thing, and eventually there will be something to write about.

 

  1.  F I N D  Y O U R H A P P Y  P L A C E

 

Do what you enjoy the most. If you can. If you can’t because for example your happy place is a beach and it’s snowing outside go to a quiet place and get comfortable. Close your eyes and imagine the sights, the smells, what you hear and what you feel. And then, write about it. You know the most about your happy place.

 

  1.  Y O U R  D R E A M S

 

Your dreams are a place where your thoughts and feelings make their own stories. So use it to your advantage! It’s a free gift. Your dreams create a story for you that no one else has ever read. Write about it!

 

That’s all I can help you with! Just find your inspiration.

Do You Like Sitting On The Bench? By Lilly O’Driscoll

Do You Like Sitting On The Bench?

HAVE YOU EVER SAT ON THE BENCH FOR THE WHOLE GAME? WELL, JIMMY GAROPPOLO KNOWS HOW YOU FEEL.

By: Lilly O’Driscoll

Do like sitting on the bench for the whole game? Take this for an example, you got a C- of your math test and you can’t play for your basketball team. For 4 years Jimmy Garoppolo sat on the bench waiting for Tom Brady to get injured. Jimmy was the backup Quarterback for the New England Patriots, but later got traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 2018. The trade has been getting a lot of debate on whether it was worth it or not.

The Trade

Jimmy Garoppolo get traded to the SF 49ers. Garoppolo, the second-round pick in 2014, is in the final year of his contract. By acquiring him now, San Francisco gets a head start on  

negotiating a long-term deal to keep him or can use the franchise tag on him in free agency. Its ok, I barely understand any of these words either. What does this mean for the Patriots? New England has shipped away the passer who started two games in Brady’s absence early in 2016, keeping him on the roster to backup the former two-time league MVP.

Worth It or Not

There is a lot of debate on if this trade was worth it or not.

Is because before Blaine Gabbert was the quarterback. Also, Jimmy Garoppolo has been leading the 49ers to 7 wins so far in the season. The reason this was a good trade for Jimmy Garoppolo is, because he is getting a lot more playing time than before. Before he was always sitting on the bench until a couple weeks ago.

7-0 !!

Jimmy has won all four of his starts for San Francisco and his 1,250 yard passing are the most by any player in his first four starts for a franchise. So, he has already helped the 49ers make a bit of history for the NFL’s best in-season turnaround. Currently, the 49ers record is 7-0!! “We’ve got a long way to go, we better keep getting better,” says Head Coach Kyle Shanahan.

So, next time you cheer for your favorite football team, make sure to think about all the people that are sitting on the bench and not getting playing time.

 

Fun Fact!

Before passing the ball Jimmy always puts his left hand next to the ball.

In my opinion I think it was worth it but, not just because I LOVE Jimmy G, but other reasons too. The reasons people say this was a bad trade for the Patriots are because Jimmy Garoppolo is a very good quarterback and when Tom Brady gets hurt he will fill in. Now, It’s Brian Hoyer. The reasons this was a good trade for the 49ers.

NHL Playoffs by Zackary Goldstein

NHL Playoffs

By Zackary Goldstein

Written on May 23, 2018

 

I think the Stanley Cup Finals will be Capitals vs. Golden Knights and the Golden Knights will win in 6 games.

Eastern Conference:

#1 Seed Tampa Bay Lightning: In the first round they beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 and they also beat the Boston Bruins in the second round 4-1.  In the third round they are tied with the Washington Capitals 3-3.

#2 Seed Boston Bruins: In the first round they narrowly beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 but they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round 4-1.

#3 Seed Toronto Maple Leafs: In the first round they narrowly lost to the Boston Bruins 4-3.

Wild Card #2 New Jersey Devils: In the first round they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-4.

#1 Seed Washington Capitals: In the first round they beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 and they also beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round 4-2.  In the third round they are tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-3.

#2 Seed Pittsburgh Penguins: In the first round they beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 and they lost to the Washington Capitals in the second round 2-4.

#3 Seed Philadelphia Flyers: In the first round they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-4.

Wild Card #1 Columbus Blue Jackets: In the first round they lost to the Washington Capitals 2-4.

 

Western Conference:

#1 Seed Nashville Predators: In the first round they beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 and they got upset in the second round by the Winnipeg Jets narrowly losing 3-4.

#2 Seed Winnipeg Jets: In the first round they beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 and they also upset the Nashville Predators in the second round narrowly winning 4-3.  In the third round they lost to the Vegas Golden Knights 1-4..

#3 Seed Minnesota Wild: In the first round they lost to the Winnipeg Jets 1-4.

Wild Card #2 Colorado Avalanche: In the first round they lost to the Nashville Predators 2-4.

#1 Seed Vegas Golden Knights: In the first round they swept the Los Angeles Kings beating them 4-0 and they also beat the San Jose Sharks in the second round 4-2.  In the third round they beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 advancing to the fourth and final round.

#2 Seed Anaheim Ducks: In the first round they got upset by the San Jose Sharks, getting swept 0-4.

#3 Seed San Jose Sharks: In the first round they upset the Anaheim Ducks sweeping them 4-0 and they lost to the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round 2-4.

Wild Card #1 Los Angeles Kings: In the first rond they got swept by the Vegas Golden Knights 0-4.

 

Link to a bracket.

Homework Haikus by Ciaran Murphy & Graham Schwendt

Homework Woes

A collection of Haikus- done poorly

 

  1. Homework is so bad

Unless there is none; that’s great

But that won’t happen.

 

  1. Home for work and the

Wait for- exactly what now?

I don’t got ideas.

 

  1. 3. This is so boring

I don’t care what I’m doing

It doesn’t matter.

 

  1. I like curry, but

They don’t serve it at school so

I am very sad.

 

  1. Wait for it- homework

Haunting kids all the way home-

It rides with you, yes.

 

  1. Homework is with you.

Most so when you have some fun,

I am at a film.

Virtual Reality by Andrew Cerne

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is big enough but what will it grow into? By Andrew Cerne

 

Gear

V.R. It stands for virtual reality. The first working V.R headset  was made by a man named Ivan Sutherland, though it was a super uncomfortable to put on, It still worked, also it had really bad quality. V.R is a screen on a headset that displays a game, that is the basic description of the headset but I will get more in depth on that subject. Now V.R headsets. “They use a stereoscopic head-mounted display (providing a separate images for each eye), stereo sound( that have amazing quality), and head motion tracking sensors (which may include gyroscopes, accelerometers, structured light systems, etc.). Some V.R headsets also have eye tracking sensors and gaming controllers.” That is the research I got. But the thing about V.R is that you are not using a joystick nor big bulky controllers . You are using your hands and your head as the controller to move and control your character because whatever motion you do with your hands and your head it renders and displays it in V.R.The creators are starting to develop gloves that would catch any and every motion of you hand and display it in the game. If you are wondering you are not playing in the third person you are playing in first person so it is more realistic.

 

Facts and great information

 

Now if you are interested in V.R already or not “yet” I will tell you what you need for equipment. You need the viser, a very, very powerful computer (not a standard computer), the controllers or soon to be gloves (I hope). Basically buy the package of V.R stuff that would be $500 to around $1,000 and have a powerful computer. Now one of the down side is if you even lightly tap one of the sensors that scan your area you will have to re calibrate it which from experience takes about five minutes. One of the best parts about V.R is how it feels to be in the game. Now here comes the bad part about that. Dizziness and vomit, if say you are in a plane simulator and you do a barrel roll you might get light headed, dizzy or even through up if you have a weak stomach.

Now think. How can this help people? Well if the technology grows and becomes worldwide then think of the possibilities. Instead of drawing on a blue piece of paper and that is supposed to be a blueprint you could actually sculpt it in your own hands! They are currently increasing the quality of the gear to make it faster smoother and a better device.

 

  What you need and what to do

 

To build a less expensive V.R headset all you need is a cardboard box and a phone. You just slide the phone in a specially designed peace of cardboard a phone and if you want to build it yourself look up a tutorial on how to do it! Simple as 1,2,3,100… Let me just say it will take a good amount of time to do all of that. Now, I will tell you some cool and interesting facts about V.R. First did you know about 75 percent of the Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands have created some form of virtual reality or augmented reality experience for customers. Fact number two did you know that the Google Cardboard platform was developed by David Coz and Damien Henry. The two engineers developed the project as part of Google’s”innovation time off” program in which engineers are encouraged to spend 20 percent of their time working on projects that interest them. Thankfully, Google backed the project, and Google Cardboard is now one of the cornerstones of scalable virtual reality. I got both of those fact and others from

https://www.youvisit.com/insight/virtual-reality/12-surprising-virtual-reality-facts/ check it out! Some of the companies that produce V.R. like Vive, Oculus, Cardboard, Playstand and the other companies. But those are the big ones. But the ones with the great quality also known as the more expensive ones that you need the whole computer thing are the Vive, Oculus and the playstation V.R. There are more that I might be forgetting but if you have a good pc and you are willing to by it go ahead, but the last question is, what will V.R become?

NBA Playoffs by Zackary Goldstein

NBA Playoffs

By Zackary Goldstein

Written on May 17, 2018

I think the NBA finals will be Celtics vs. Warriors and the Celtics will win in 7 games.

Eastern Conference:

#1 Seed Toronto Raptors: In the first round they beat the Washington Wizards 4-2 but they got upset in the second round by the Cleveland Cavaliers, getting swept 0-4.

#2 Seed Boston Celtics: In the first round they narrowly beat the Milwaukee Bucks 4-3 and they also beat the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round 4-1.  In the third round they are beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-0.

#3 Seed Philadelphia 76ers: In the first round they beat the Miami Heat 4-1 but they lost to the Boston Celtics in round two 1-4.

#4 Seed Cleveland Cavaliers: In the first round they narrowly beat the Indiana Pacers 4-3 and they also upset the Toronto Raptors in the second round sweeping them 4-0.  In the third round they are losing to the Boston Celtics 0-2.

#5 Seed Indiana Pacers: In the first round they narrowly failed to get in upset over the Cleveland Cavaliers, losing 3-4.

#6 Seed Miami Heat: In the first round they lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 1-4.

#7 Seed Milwaukee Bucks: In the first round they narrowly failed to get in upset over the Boston Celtics, losing 3-4.

#8 Seed Washington Wizards: In the first round they lost to the Toronto Raptors 2-4.

 

Western Conference:

#1 Seed Houston Rockets: In the first round they beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 4-1 and they also beat the Utah Jazz in the second round 4-1.  In the third round they are tied with the Golden State Warriors 1-1.

#2 Seed Golden State Warriors: In the first round they beat the San Antonio Spurs 4-1 and they also beat the New Orleans Pelicans in the second round 4-1.  In the third round they are tied with the Houston Rockets 1-1.

#3 Seed Portland Trail Blazers: In the first round they got upset while being swept by the New Orleans Pelicans 0-4.

#4 Seed Oklahoma City Thunder: In the first round they got upset by the Utah Jazz 2-4.

#5 Seed Utah Jazz:  In the first round they upset the Oklahoma City Thunder 4-2 but they lost in the second round to the Houston Rockets 1-4

#6 Seed New Orleans Pelicans: In the first round they upset the Portland Trail Blazers sweeping them 4-0 but they lost in the second round to the Golden State Warriors 1-4.

#7 Seed San Antonio Spurs: In the first round they lost to the Golden State Warriors 1-4.

#8 Seed Minnesota Timberwolves: In the first round they lost to the Houston Rockets 1-4.

Link to a bracket.

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