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June 2017

Finals Right Around the Corner

Finals Right Around the Corner

By: Destiny Radillo and Emelyn Tototzin

06/08/17

 

       It’s almost the end of the year and finals are approaching. Finals will be taking place on the last week of school mainly in classes and the labs if needed. We are all very excited for summer vacation but before having fun we must go through the long last week of Finals! So far we know mr.obey is taking finals. H e has been preparing during 2nd period.The purpose of  finals is to review the topics covered and to see each student’s knowledge of what they’ve learned so far in the year. We hope you all good luck and a great last few weeks of school.

 

 

Alondra Camacho

 

Q:How do you feel about finals coming up? Why?

 

A:I feel nervous about it because everyone is pressuring me.

 

Q:What do you think finals are for?

 

A: They are about learning and to see how much a student knows.

 

Q:How do you think you will do?

 

A: I feel nervous but I think I’ll do alright.

 

Q: Do you think finals are important? Why?

 

A: Yes they are important for learning and school.

 

 

 

Valeria Mojica

 

Q:How do you feel about finals coming up? Why?

 

A:I feel really nervous that I might or might not pass.

 

Q:What do you think finals are for?

 

A: To see if you can go up to the next grade.

 

Q:How do you think you will do?

 

A: I think I will do okay.

 

Q: Do you think finals are important? Why?

 

A:Yes,because they need to see if you understood everything the teacher has taught you.

 

 

Alberto Tapia

 

Q:How do you feel about finals coming up? Why?

 

A:I feel scared,because I need to study for math.

 

Q:What do you think finals are for?

 

A: To see what classes to get next year.

 

Q:How do you think you will do?

 

A: Good, because I studied since 4th Quarter started for most of my classes.

 

Q: Do you think finals are important? Why?

 

A: I do think finals are important because it is testing your understanding and what

You’ve  learned this year.

 

Fish Fry Fun

Fish Fry Fun

By: Kaya Pagard and Grace Mits

 

        Games, food, rides, and fun memories! On Friday June 2nd, the fun had all began at 5pm. On Saturday and Sunday it had started at 12pm to 9pm.There were a lot of fun games and fun rides. There was no fee to get in, but you did have to buy tickets for rides.There were many fun booths along with many different types of food. Some types of food they had their was, candy apples, funnel cakes, nachos, burgers, fries, alcoholic beverages, and kid friendly drinks. Besides the games and rides, there was a car show that had lots of collectable cars.  We asked Daisy Patino and Brodi White some questions on how they liked it.

 

Q: What are you looking forward to for the Fish Fry?

Brodi: Food

Daisy: Food and rides.

 

Q: What did you most enjoy for the Fish Fry?

Brodi: Hanging with friends on rides.

Daisy: Food, rides, and friends.

 

Q: What was your favorite ride at the Fish Fry?

Brodi: Star dancer.

Daisy: Star dancer and Sizzler.

 

Q: Are you going with friends?

Brodi: Yes and i look forward to rides with friends.

Daisy: Yes, because I’ll have more fun

 

Q: What do you like better, the OC fair or the Fish Fry?

Brodi: Fish fry because you walk less and their is no admission fee.

Daisy: Fish Fry, because it is closer.

 

        Like all good things, the Fish Fry ended on Sunday June 4 at 9pm.  But, not to worry, we also have the OC Fair coming up on Friday, July 14 and it ends on Sunday, August 13. We hope that everyone had a great time at the fish fry and made lots of fun memories. Hope that next year’s fish fry is just as good!

 

 

 

Youtubers at School

Youtubers at School

By: Alejandro Vega and Ramiro Coyotzi

6-2-17

 

        Well known youtubers itsyeboimole and SoCal Fishing are attracting a lot of attention at Tewinkle Middle School. SoCal fishing does fishing videos of him traveling and fishing on a boat and going to ponds and fishing there. He also recently hit 50 subscribers. itsyeboimole recently hit 11 subscribers, and he does fifa videos and soccer challenges. We asked some questions to them and here's what they had to say.

 

SoCal fishing

 

Q: Who inspired you to start making youtube videos?

A: Jon B is another fishing youtuber who inspired me to make fishing videos.

 

Q: Why would you want to be famous youtuber?

A:  So I could make money doing something I enjoy.

 

Q: Why do you enjoy making youtube videos?

A: I enjoy making youtube videos because I like fishing and I like to share the experience with everyone.

 

Q: How many subscribers do you have?

A: I recently just hit 50 subscribers on youtube.

 

Q: What do you want to say to your haters?

A: I have no haters.

 

itsyeboimole

 

Q: Who inspired you to start making youtube videos?

A: JMX, another soccer youtuber inspired me start making youtube videos.

 

Q: Why would you want to be famous youtuber?

A: I want to be a famous youtuber because you can get paid and have fans while doing something I enjoy.

 

Q: Why do you enjoy making youtube videos?
A: I enjoy making youtube videos because they are funny to make and easy.

Q: How many subscribers do you have?
A: I just started my youtube channel and I have 11 subscribers.

 

Q: What do you want to say to your haters?
A: If you hate my videos its because you don’t have a youtube channel.
 

Fun in the Summer Sun

Fun in the Summer Sun

By: Griffin Meyer

06/01/17

 

    Well, it's almost here, SUMMER VACATION !! After almost 10 months of school we can finally kick back and relax from all of the homework, tests, and quizzes from school. Now we can finally get back to all the fun places we visited last summer. To see what other had to say about their summer plans, I interviewed 8th grader Amy Hercules and 8th grader Chelsey Cortez.

 

Amy Hercules:

Q: “What are you going to do for summer vacation?”

A: “For summer vacation I will be going to a soccer game and volunteer at a kids summer camp.”

Q: “What will you miss most about school?”

A: “I will miss my friends and some of my teacher .”

Q: “What would be your version of a perfect summer?”

A: “My version of a perfect summer would be going to the beach and going to the OC fair often.”

 

Emily Lopez

Q: “What are you to do for summer vacation?”

A: “I am going to a Drake concert, and I'm going to go to Universal Studios.”

Q: “What will you miss most about school?”

A: “I will miss my friends who are not going to Estancia and the fun dances.”

Q: “What would be your version of a perfect summer?”

A: “My version of a perfect summer vacation would be going to the beach everyday and having barbaques every night.”

 

Mr.Riggle

Q: “What are you going to do for summer vacation?”

A: “For summer vacation my family and I are going to Great Wolf Lodge, San Francisco, and Iowa.”

Q: “What will you miss most about school?”

A: “I will miss my 8th grade students and interacting with all of my students.”

Q: “What would your version of a perfect summer?”

A: “My version of a perfect summer would be winning the lottery and spending as much time as possible with my family traveling.”

 

Fun In A Booming Trip!

By: Adlai Silva & Jack Nash

June 1st, 2017

 

         The eighth graders are in for a nice treat on Wednesday June 7th! Eighth graders who turned in their permission slip on time have obtained a ticket to Boomers, Irvine! This trip was created for the eighth graders as a special gift from the staff. The school has an eighth grade Boomers trip every year for all of their wonderful students. This trip will benefit the school by . The students who will be participating in the trip are destined to have a blast!

         One eighth grader who will will go is Ian Epperson. First we asked him why he is going and he said, “I'm going to go because it is fun, I want to have good time with my friends, and miss school.” Next, we asked which rides he would go on and he replied, “I want to play Miniature Golf and ride Go-Karts.”

         Eighth grade Renee Ranes is also going to Boomers. She was asked why she is going and she said, “I'm going so I can miss school.” We then asked her which rides she wanted to go on and she replied, “I'm going to go on the Go-Karts.”

This Boomers trip will be awesome for all of the students going. Seventh graders who will be here next year should be excited as they will also have the chance to go to Boomers! This is an awesome field trip to end middle school for the eighth graders!

 

Father's Day is On the Way

Father’s Day is On the Way

By:Ariadna Gonzalez and Alondra Alvarado Serrato

June 6, 2017

 

        Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide this day celebrates fatherhood and parenting. Many people have different traditions for Father’s Day, but people mostly make a special day just for their father. Some people visit their fathers while others give cards, clothes, or it can be from a simple phone call or a greetings card. There are many more ways to celebrate your father.

 

        The first nationwide Father's day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 and was held in the state of Washington, but the very first Father's day was celebrated in West Virginia. The president to declare Father’s day a holiday was the 30th president, Calvin Coolidge.

 

Sandra Sevilla-Perez

Q: What will you do for Father's day?

A: Look for something to buy for my dad

Q: What is your favorite memory with your dad?

A: When he took me to the movie theatre because I got to know more about my dad

Q: What will you be getting for you dad? Why?

A: A soccer shirt because he likes soccer

Q: Why is your Dad Special?

A: He gets me everything I want

 

Merlin Serpas:

Q: What will you do for Father's day?

A: Have a party for my dad

Q: What is your favorite memory with your dad?

A: When he first taught me how to ride a bike

Q: What will you be getting for you dad? Why?

A:  I am going to bake him a cake.

Q: Why is your Dad Special?

A: He has taken care of me since I was little

 

        Don’t forget to get you father a special gift this year we will be celebrating Father’s day June 18th!  

 

A Beach Wedding

A Beach Wedding

By: Mayreli Abundis and Michael Mgerian

June 1, 2017

 

         A teacher on TeWinkle campus is getting married, you guessed it, it's Ms.Carly Smith. Her fiance, Aj, went to the same middle school and high school that she did and in the same years. What a small world that they went to the same school and they didn't know each other and now they're getting married. She exclaims that he is the love of her life and best friend and that's why they're getting married.

        They will be getting married on the beach at the Historic Hotel Laguna in Laguna Beach on June 24th. They chose this location because they both love the beach and wanted a casual wedding. However, for their honeymoon they will be heading to Oahu and Maui island in Hawaii, and they can’t wait to relax on their honeymoon.

 

We interviewed Ms. Smith and her mother-in-law, Neda Ingram.

 

Ms. Smith :

Q : Are excited for your wedding and why?

A : I am very excited because I will be marrying the love of my life.

 

Q : What do you think students and teachers will do around TeWinkle to celebrate?

A : I know that the teachers will throw a bridal shower and I don’t know what the students will do.

 

Q : How are you feeling about going on a honeymoon and having your wedding?

A : I am very excited for having my wedding, but once it is over I will be heading to Hawaii for my honeymoon which is going to be amazing.

 

Neda Ingram :

Q: How do you feel about your son getting married?

A: I feel like they will get along very good and be a perfect match.

 

Q: Are you excited for him and why?

A: I am excited about my son getting married because it has been the right amount of time.

 

Q: Do you know Ms. Smith’s parents and do you feel like you will get along with them very well?

A: I have met Ms.Smith’s parents and the are very outgoing, fun, and respectable people who are very fun to have at family gathering.

 

Let's PARTY like 8th Graders!!!!!!!

By: Mariah Rosales-Medina

June 5, 2017

 

        Time to buy those dance tickets! It’s almost here, the day 8th graders have waited for. Promotion and the 8th grade School Dance are coming up. On Wednesday June 21 is the 8th Grade Promotion at the Jim Scott Estancia Stadium. While the dance is the next day June 22nd 7-10 P.M. at Estancia High School. For the dance the tickets will be sold for $15 at the accounting window and at the door it’s $20. The theme of the dance will be Black and White, and you get to dress to impress.

        The importance to have the dance is because it will give us a chance to make the memories of 8th grade and with your friends that you made here at TeWinkle Middle School. Because once you get into high school things will change. In high school you’ll make new friends or maybe stop talking to your old ones. Anything can happen in the future so go to the dance because it’s your last chance here to spend time with your friends.

 

    Sierra Butterfas Answers:

Q: Why do you want to go to the dance?

A: I want to go to the dance because it’s my last year in TeWinkle and the dances are really fun.

Q: What do you feel about the dance?

A: I am really excited to go to the dance.

Q: What are you looking forward to at the dance?

A: Dancing with my friends!

 

    Brian Perez Answers:

Q: Why do you want to go to the dance?

A: I want to go because I’ve never been to one.

Q: What do you feel about the dance?

A: I’m not that excited i just wanna go.

Q: What are you looking forward to at the dance?

A: I’m not sure just dancing.

 

    Meliza Ibarra Answers:

Q: Why do you want to go to the dance?
A: Because it’s the last TeWinkle Dance.
Q: What do you feel about the dance?
A: I feel like it's gonna be fun.
Q: What are you looking forward to at the dance?
A: Being with my friends!

 

Red . . . White. . . Blue

Red . . . White. . . Blue

By: Olivia Shallahamer and Thu Nguyen

06/05/17

 

         Fourth of July is coming up in about a month, where everyone in the US celebrates with fireworks and lots of food. The fourth of July celebrates the Declaration of Independance and the birth of the United states as an independent nation and the first year it was celebrated was 1776. The Fourth of July was celebrated more as years passed. In 1870, almost a hundred years after the Declaration of Independence was written, Congress first declared that July 4th was a national holiday.

        The very first American flag had thirteen stars that symbolized the thirteen Original States along with the thirteen stripes that alternate white to blue represent the thirteen United States. Now, our flag has changed by having fifty stars representing the fifty states and the stripes symbolize the thirteen original colonies. The colors on our flag each stand for a specific characteristic, white signifies purity and innocence, red stands for hardiness and valor. Lastly, blue represents perseverance, vigilance, and justice.

        Some common traditions that many people around the U.S. do to celebrate the fourth of July are setting off big fireworks, hang the American flag in front of houses, watch parades as a family, have big bbq as a neighborhood or just a family reunion, and enjoy sparklers.

        Here is Rachel Rucknagel, Lily Figueroa, Colleen Mcnamara, and Kristina Herrera giving us an insight on what they do to celebrate the Fourth of July.

 

Rachel Rucknagel

Q: What do you do to Celebrate the Fourth of July?

A: I hang out with some friends.

 

Lily Figueroa

Q: What do you do to celebrate the fourth of July?

A: I go to a block party to celebrate.

 

Colleen Mcnamara

Q:What do you do to celebrate the fourth of July?

A: I go to the beach to watch the fireworks

 

Kristina Herrera

Q:What does the fourth of July mean to you?

A:It means that we celebrate the U.S. of having Independance.

 

Guilty!

By: Blake Peck and Ingrid Benitez

6/5/17

 

         The mock trial is a practice trial played at Tewinkle Middle School by students who play roles such as Lawyers, Jury, witnesses. They dress nice and present their cases to a judge. The Mock trial was on Friday, June 2nd, in the library. The judges names were Esteban Rodriguez  and Irma Hernandez, (Attorneys who played the judges).They examined the students evidence and gave a verdict. The mock trial was role played and students were to act as if they actually witnessed the case and lawyers were played to present each side's evidence.

         The case that was played at Tewinkle Middle School was, “The case of the texting while driving, prepared by Regan Metteauer”. A quote from the excerpt provided by Miss. Smith, “On Sunday, September 9, 2012, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Jordan Young, an 18-year-old high school senior, was traveling eastbound on Highway 29 in a white 2009 Toyota Tacoma.Road and weather conditions were good. Jordan veered out of his lane and struck 17-year-old Danny Walker, who was riding a motorcycle in the oncoming lane. Jordan dialed 911 on his cellphone and paramedics arrived on scene 12 minutes later. Danny was thrown 185 feet from his bike. He was taken to St. David’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Jordan Young sustained no injuries”.

 

We interviewed Miss Smith ,Elmer Orozco, and Anthony Perez.

Teacher : Miss Smith

Q:What part do you play in the Mock trial?

A:Facilitator(They help a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them)

Q:What good experiences have you had in the past?

A:All three years we have had great experiences so it would be hard to chose a particular one.

Q:What is the purpose of the mock  trial?

A:Teach students about the Mock Trial process and public speaking and researching

 

Students:Elmer, Anthony

Q:What part did you play in the mock trial?

E:Photography

A:Cross examiner.

Q:what was your favorite part of the mock trial?

E:Being able to take photos of the trial

A:Watching the judges choose a side and say guilty or innocent

Q:what was the hardest part of the mock trial?

E:Taking good pictures, making sure I wasn't getting in the way of the people talking

A:Memorizing my notes and questions.

 

 

 

Summer Fun in Orange County

By: Alyssa Garrett & Monik Rodriguez

4 June, 2017

 

       This summer the OC fair will be beginning on Friday, July 14 till Sunday, August 13. The fair is a place where they hold fun games, rides for all ages, and the best part is the junk/yummy food of all sorts.  88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 is the location where the fair takes place every year and has never moved since 1889. The person who created/started the OC fair was not really a person but the corporation of Orange County events. The fair is held every summer for people to have fun especially the kids when they are out of school. But also millions and millions of people all over the world come to attend the fair. The fair is known for the fun rides and the top 3 everybody loves, are the G-Force, Log ride, and the Wave Rider. Some interesting events the fair has every year are Monster Truck Destruction, Extreme Rodeo, the Speedway Derby, and Concerts           

 

Melissa Plata (7th grade)

Q- Is going to the fair a tradition or every year thing? Why?

A- Yeah, because it’s fun and there’s nothing to do in the summer.

Q- What are something you like doing at the fair?

A- Eat junk food, enjoy roller coaster with family and walk around.

 

Gritzel Landeros (7th grade)

Q- What is your favorite part?

A- My favorite part of the fair are the rides because it’s fun to ride them with my friends.

Q- What is your favorite food, ride, exhibit?

A- My favorite ride is G- Force.

 

Elijah Gutierrez (7th grade)

Q- Did you win anything at the OC fair at a game booth?

A- I won a fishy at the balloon popping game.

Q- What are some things you like doing at the fair?  

A-  Some things that I like to do are going on the rides and eating all of the junk food. One of my favorite junk foods to eat are the fried oreos.  

 

We've Reached the Finish Line

We've Reached the Finish Line

By: Tara Schroeder and Jackie Duran

6-5-17

 

        Sadly track and field has ended, we want to say a special thank you to coaches Ms. Vanderwall, Mr. Heredia, Mr. Bordelon, and Oscar. The last track and field meet was June 1 at Costa Mesa High School. Our Trojans competed against Sowers, Dwyer, Ensign, Harbor Day, CDM, and Costa Mesa Middle School. We would like to give a special congratulations to Fidel Garcia for earning 1st in the 100m and 200m and 3rd in shot put, Jesse Torres for earning 1st in shot put, Mia Fullerton for earning 2nd in shot put, Ruby Quezada for earning 3rd in shot put, and Ruby Uchytil for earning 1st in the 200m and 2nd in the 400m and high jump.

 

Giselle Hernandez-Osorio

Q: Why are you sad about track and field ending?

A: I really enjoyed track and field because it’s my hobby.

Q: What was your favorite part about track and field?

A: My favorite part was doing the 400m and the relay.

Q: What was your favorite event?

A: Relay races were my favorite event because you work in a team.
Q: What school was the hardest to competitor?

A: The hardest was Dwyer because they were fast and really good.                                                                                         

Q: What was the hardest part of track?

A: Competing was the hardest part.
Q: Are you thinking of doing track and field next year?

A: Yes, I am thinking of doing track and field next year.

 

Mario Hernandez

Q: Why are you sad about track and field ending?

A: I am close to the team.

Q: What was your favorite part about track and field?

A: The practices and running.

Q: What was your favorite event?

A: Long jump because I found out I have hops.
Q: What school was the hardest to competitor?

A: Costa Mesa Because they have fast members.
Q: What was the hardest part of track?

A: Not being nervous.
Q: Are you thinking of doing track and field next year in high school?

A: Yes, because I can get faster.

 

         For those thinking in entering track next year for high school, we wish you luck in your events. For the future 8th graders we would also want to wish you luck in your meets next year. Don’t worry that you will never see a track meet again because there is always next year’s meets to look forward to. We hope to see the future 8th graders competing next year.

 

Moving to High School

By: Marycarmen Perez & Sydney Bantel

6-5-17

 

         Moving to a different school can be especially difficult. On June 21st the school year will end and eighth graders will be transitioning to high school [Newport Harbor, Estancia and Costa Mesa] as freshmen in September. Not knowing anything about the school, teachers, friends or even your homeroom, many concerned thoughts and feelings may be tossed around. Paper, pens and pencils are important parts of school just like being prepared is essential. We interviewed the following graduating eighth graders, Gabriel Rosete and Marley Durazo.

 

 

Gabriel Rosete

Q: How do you feel that you’re almost leaving middle school?

A: Good because I’m happy that I’m going to start a new chapter in my life.

 

Q: Are you ready for high school, why and how?

A: I am ready I guess because I don’t know I’m just ready

 

Q: How will you picture yourself in high school?

A: I will picture myself in high school as a successful hardworking person

 

Q: What are you most excited for in high school?

A: Im most excited to meet new people

 

Q: Which high school are you going to?

A: Newport Harbor High school to meet new people.

 

Marley Durazo

Q: How do you feel that you’re almost leaving middle school?

A: Happy because I can move on

 

Q: Are you ready for high school, why and how?

A: I think I am ready because we’ve been preparing for it

 

Q: How will you picture yourself in high school?

A: I don’t know. With friends.

 

Q: What are you most excited for in high school?

A: The experience

 

Q: Which high school are you going to?

A: Estancia High school

    

 

        After a long year of hard work, the 8th graders are ready to graduate more confident than ever. Middle school has flown by faster than anyone had ever thought it would. It might be difficult or scary going to another school knowing nothing, but hopefully relationships, friendships, and  knowledge will expand. In the end it all comes down to doing and trying our best.