By: Alexander H.
Town of Salem is a social deduction game released by BlankMediaGames on December 15, 2014. It is based on games such as Werewolf and Mafia. The game takes place in Salem, Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials. To win you must work with the town to lynch the evil players (or if you are evil, do the opposite). The game has over 50+ roles, which keeps it interesting. The Town has an unseen majority, meaning they have the most players but don't know who is the rest of the town. Some of the roles in the town include the Sheriff, which can investigate people if they are believed to be evil, the Doctor, who will heal people if they are attacked, and the Jailer, who can anonymously talk with someone at night (and if they are evil, has the right to execute them). However, how would the game would be fun without some evils? These evil roles include The Mafia, SK, Werewolf, Arsonist, The Coven (which you need to have the Coven Expansion to use of course), Pestilence, Executioner, etc. The game is free-to-play but there is IAPs.
Now, go ahead and enjoy this game!
Food Critic: Braeden C
Name: Hurricane’s Grill and Wings
Location/Address: 630 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
Price Range: $$ out of $$$$
Cuisine: American Grill/ Burgers
I have been to Hurricane’s many times, and I say they do a fine job at creating an American grill where you can go out late at night and have a nice dinner with a group of friends. On the menu you can find many types of foods such as tacos, burgers, steak, and other wonderfully grilled items you would normally get at any other grill or pub. My personal favorites are the tacos, and many unique types of dishes such as the chicken BLT, the Firecracker shrimp, Baja fish, asian ginger steak, fish and chips, and many more. Hurricane’s also adds a hint of grilled seafood cuisine scattered within their menu, with foods such as coconut shrimp, island grilled shrimp, and fish served in many ways. Hurricane’s offers many specials that come for only a short period of time, with new flavors almost every week! Most recently, the Burger-ito, was a special that was offered. This was a chopped up burger of your choice inside a tortilla roll, smothered with queso sauce and chili, and served steaming with french fries on the side. There is also a wide variety of wings and sauces.
The service at Hurricane’s is well performed. For a busy grill, the food comes out quite quickly, usually between 15 to 20 minutes.
I would say Hurricane's is not as well known for their desserts, as there is a very limited dessert food range. But desserts that are offered on the menu include ice cream, key lime pie, cakes and others.
I have experienced no flaws with service, food taste, environment and quality of any kind. Hurricane’s is quite the place to chill with friends, have fun, and enjoy wonderful food.
Advice Column writers: Juliana V., Jazmin M., and Emma P.
Our writers are looking to answer YOUR questions. If you would like your questions answered, please submit them to Ms. Cavallaro. Your question will be anonymous and could help out other students wondering the same thing!
Q: What Can I do to Stop Procrastinating?
A: First of all, don't keep thinking that you’ll do it later because eventually there will be no time left. To resolve that problem, you can plan to do specific things at planned times of the day. If you know you have homework in all subjects of homework and you have sports practice from 6:30pm-8:00pm, then it would be smart to get home from school around 3:10pm and start homework while eating a small snack. You might then finish your homework around 5:00pm to 5:15pm and still have an hour and fifteen minutes left to get ready. You might want to get ready for practice by preparing a water bottle and/or an equipment bag (if needed). When you are finished, you might have spare time so you can finish anything that you wanted to finish earlier, or do anything that you want to do now. Think back to when you came home from school and how much you just got done. You will realize how much you have accomplished in about two hours! When you sit around and say that you will do this or that later, you will end up procrastinating and really getting nothing much done. If you focus and pay attention to the priorities and minimize insignificant things, you will get much more done and possibly in even a shorter amount of time!
Q: How can I study for an upcoming quiz or test?
A:Think about when you study. Do you study alone or do you study in a group? If you study alone, block out the distractions and follow any of these tips for studying:
-Take breaks. Putting too much information in your head at once will just cram everything and then the next time you study you will not remember anything.
-Test yourself. As you are studying, make sure to go back and make sure that you understand everything that you are practicing and that you have that information in your head.
-Don't multitask! When you think you can do more than one thing at the same time, you actually end up doing one thing specifically more than the other. Studying for a test is not a time where you should be trying to do that. You might get distracted and won't be able to process that information in your head anymore.
- Stay Organized! Staying organized is the key to studying. Make sure that you have time set out for studying and all your things are organized or it will make studying stressful.
Following these tips will make studying helpful!
If you are working in a group, you might want to follow some of these tips to help you along the way:
-Do not be a part of a studying group with any of your close friends. With you in a group with close friends whether you notice it or not, the friends always end up talking. No matter how hard they try it just happens! The advice is to stay away from people you know you will have other conversations with, when studying.
-Surround yourself with people that are smarter than you. You might wonder why this is being mentioned. You think that you will suddenly feel left out and might think your dumb or stupid, but bringing people that are smarter than you closer to you will benefit you. It can increase the chance of you trying harder, focusing more and most of all studying better.
-Find a quiet place for the group. The library is a good place to study in a group because you already know how loud you can speak and how focused you will be.You know that if you are caught off-guard, things might not end well.
-Work together! That is the whole point of the “group”. Ask each other questions, name any concerns, think about how your questions might help the group, and listen to others.
Q: How do you manage sports, homework, and studying?
A: Keep an organized schedule to plan out your activities. Use your time wisely. For example, try to do homework at lunch, studying in extra help, and then sports after school. Use any free time you have to study or finish up your homework.
Q: What is the best way to stay in contact with friends over the weekend?
A: If you live close to your friends, you could walk to their house and hang out. If you´re busy during the weekends or your friends are busy, use your free time to facetime or text them.
By: Matthew M.
Fortnite is constantly coming out with new skins that your character can wear and new packs of items. Therefore, it was no surprise to see another. The amazing part of this new bundle was the value and the fact that it was available on all platforms.
This bundle includes a legendary skin and an uncommon pickaxe and rare glider. Not to mention it comes with 1000 v-bucks. The bundle costs $29.99 USD The value of the pack is $49.99 USD making it completely worth it if you like the new skins that are being offered.
It will be interesting to see what additional and bundles Fortnite continues to make as options to players!
By: Braeden C.
Marvel’s Venom has been trending in the box office since it’s release date, October 5th, 2018. Marvel has finally come out with a movie where the villain is the protagonist. Reviews have been exploding because of the previous terrible reviews of Marvel’s Spider Man 3, when Venom (played by Topher Grace) made his very first appearance in the Marvel Universe (except for the comics). Marvel stated that Venom should get his time to shine on the big screen, and so they made a full-length feature movie with Venom as the main character (played by Tom Hardy). Venom is mainly about how a man (Tom Hardy) who gets infused with an untested symbiote “Venom,” which takes over anyone bonded with it. Marvel’s Venom has truly taken the spotlight in the top sci/fi movies of 2018. Reviews of Venom indicate that people are appreciating this film in the Marvel world.
By Matthew M.
On October 12th 2018 the newest Call of Duty game came out. It is an amazing game featuring the new battle royale game mode, Blackout. Another feature is a safety mode, which allows players to turn off cursing and blood is in the game. In the game you use a wing suit to skydive out of a helicopter to go to the location you want. When you land you use various weapons to eliminate opponents. If that’s not for you, the the game features multiple multiplayer and zombie game modes. If you just want to play by yourself it has a single player story mode where you play as various war heroes.
ESRB rating: M for Mature
Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Genre: First Person Shooter
By: Susanna S.
I had a very fun time when I went to Universal Studios Hollywood with my mother, father, my aunt, and my brother. My favorite ride was the Jurassic Park ride that I would highly recommend. (Warning: You get wet.) At first, it just starts as a slow peaceful ride through a stream, but then something goes wrong and a big t-rex comes out and then you immediately return to the peaceful stream again. (Sorry, no spoilers, it’s really fun and exciting).
My brother’s favorite ride was the Harry Potter ride. It is a fun simulator in which you get to experience the ride with Harry as he goes through some of his adventures with dragons and Quidditch matches. After the ride, my brother and I shared a Butterbeer (non-alcoholic; very expensive). My brother highly recommends this if you are or aren’t a Harry Potter fan.
One of my most favorite shows that I ABSOLUTELY LOVED was the Animal Show. The trainers show you had the dogs, cats, birds, mice, and even raccoons react to hand motions given by the trainer behind the set. We even saw the dog (named Buddy) from the chewy.com commercial. My brother loved the Special Effects Show where the actors and stunt doubles did a fight scene and even put someone on fire (with safety).
We had also met a couple of characters from movies. We met Donkey from Shrek (not real, but it wasn’t a recording). Donkey sounded exactly like he did in the movie and he could see us and talk to us. We also had met Gru from Despicable Me (he didn’t talk though).
The last thing we did was go to Water World (similar to the Special Effects Show). It was a real 3D fight scene like it was from a movie. There was real fire and high dives. My mother and my brother met the actors after the show.
I rate Universal Studies a 100/100 because it was a very exciting place to visit. Be sure to go there if you are in LA-Hollywood, CA region!
By Sanjana S. and Diana F.
Looking for a new show to watch? Read about The Flash to see if this show is right for you!
Barry Allen is the fastest man alive (well he thinks so). After a man named Harrison Wells made a particle accelerator that blew up, energy from that detonation was thrown into the sky and that in turn seeded a storm cloud that created a lightning bolt that struck Barry Allen (The Flash). Now we don’t want to give to much away, but explaining The Flash is like explaining a 50 page essay--there is so much to tell and you do not know where to start!
When Barry was a child his mom was murdered by a mystery man in a yellow suit. The cops blamed Barry’s dad for the murder and his dad got a life sentence in prison, called Iron Heights. Barry was 11 when he was adopted by his best friend Iris Ann West and her father Joseph "Joe" West. When Barry got struck by lightning he went into a coma for 9 months and when he woke up he met his two future best friends, Cisco Ramon and Caitlin Snow.
Overall in our opinion The Flash is an amazing T.V. show and if you’re into superhero/sci-fi shows, we say watch it. Also the actors that portray the show are Grant Gustin that plays Barry Allen, Candice Patton that plays Iris Ann West, Tom Cavanagh that plays all Harrison Wells, ( yes there are multiple Harrison Wells) Jesse L. Martin that plays Joe West, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon, and Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow. If you’re interested in watching The Flash you can watch it on Netflix and or on an app called The CW. If you are all caught up, then you can watch The Flash on channel 11 at 8:00 pm on Tuesdays.
By: Imani R.
Which trends will YOU try?
Knee high boots,
Camouflage bomber jackets (light wear),
Combat boots (tie-up)
Sweater dresses and sweaters
Off the shoulder tops and sweaters
Black, black and more black!
Light pinks, blues, yellows and greens
bold metallic lipsticks
high gloss lip glosses
bold eye shadows
embellishment (glitter stones)
By: Olivia A. and Sophia D.
We compared drugstore makeup under $5.00 to “designer” makeup products over $10.00 to see if there was a big difference in quality. For our drugstore makeup we used: Wet n’ Wild Coloricon blush in “Pearlescent Pink” ($3), “Wet n’ Wild Coloricon” eyeshadow in “Don’t Steal My Thunder” ($4), Wet n’ Wild mascara “Mega Length” ($1), and Wet n’ Wild liquid eyeliner “Graphic Track” ($4). For our “designer” makeup products we used: Physicians Formula Powder Palette blush in “Blushing Rose” ($14), Too Faced eyeshadow palette in “Natural Matte” (34$), L’oreal Paris Voluminous Curved Brush mascara “P500 Black Brown” ($22), and Rodial eyeliner “Black” ($16).
The drugstore blush was not very pigmented (not much color), but was easy to apply. The designer blush by Physicians Formula had a consistent, bright color. The drugstore eye shadow was creamy and had a little fallout. The designer eye shadow was loose at some points but had a matte finish at the end. Before we applied both the drugstore and designer mascara, first we curled the lashes and then applied two coats. When we put the drugstore mascara on it added a lot of volume to the lashes. With the designer mascara it left the lashes luscious. Overall, there are positives and negatives to both the designer and drugstore brands...it all depends on your budget!
By: Catherine G. & Leila N,
Unsure what you want to do in the future? Here are 5 steps on being a successful person. We interviewed Ms. Christel, a student teacher in our school, to form a list of steps you can take to accomplish your goal of becoming a teacher or any other career of the sort. Here are our step-by-step instructions on succeeding.
Step 1: Set achievable goals.
Yes, goal setting... you hear it every year, from every teacher. But they are not wrong. Setting goals separates you from a 30 year old person who is still deciding on a career. Goal setters do not waste time on things that do not shape them as a person. Ms. Christel sets achievable goals for herself. In fact, she has been setting them since she was in Carle Place Middle School.
Step 2: Share your passion.
Spend time with friends who accept you and respect your passion. Do not sit with kids that you know will make fun of you for your dreams and goals. Choose your friends wisely. Friends are not the only ones who you can share your passion with. Don’t forget family, and teachers. Ms. Christel was inspired by her mom and brother, who helped her throughout her teaching journey.
Step 3: Save the drama for no one’s mama.
School isn’t all about being popular, and being in the spotlight. Sometimes it’s okay to sit in the sidelines for a while. You don’t always need to be the star of the show. In fact, you can learn more by just observing the crowd then being in the crowd. Take it from us, or you’ll be the one trampled next Black Friday.
Step 4: The more, the merrier.
Every single extra curricular activity that you do starting from the beginning of school until now can be something else added to your résumé. Extra activities are also a form of experience for the future. Yes, being on the debate team in 9th grade may be seen by a professor from your dream university. Ms. Christel did and still does plenty of extra curricular activities such as, being the vice president of honors college, working for the literary magazine, and interviewing professors.
Step 5: Work hard now, and work less in the future.
If you are planning on doing something in the future, start today. Work as hard as you can today to alleviate the stress of tomorrow. Each and every person in our faculty have worked hard and succeeded. Ms. Christel is a role model. With a great G.P.A, making lesson plans everyday for us, and being graded every Thursday after school, Ms. Christel is a hard worker. If you think you are working hard now, think again.
By: Claudelle C.
Miraculous… what? Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir (Miraculous Ladybug) is a French T.V show that follows the life of our two main characters, Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Adrien Agreste, who are secretly Paris’s own superheros called Ladybug and Cat Noir. When evil comes to ruin your day Ladybug and Cat Noir come to save the day with their magical objects known as their miraculous. Ladybug uses her magical yo-yo while Cat Noir uses his staff. The super hero duo fight the mysterious, unknown supervillin, Hawkmoth. Hawkmoth never shows up in real life, but insteads uses butterflies that are also called akuma's that are absorbed with his black energy to transform average Persians to villains that fight Ladybug and Cat Noir. Though this sounds like another boring superhero T.V show there's something special that makes it so amazing.
As you know the main two characters are Marinette and Adrien who are two teen Persians who live a double life as normal teens and as secrete superheroes. Marrinete is the daughter of the top bakers in Paris and is a fashion designer that creates her own pieces for fun. If she's around Adrien, Marinette is a very clumsy, awkward person. Adrien is a fashion model for his father, Gabriel Agreste. Always locked in his house, Adrien spends most of his life modeling. While the show focuses mainly on Marinette and Adrien, they do have best friends and enemies who are a big part of the show as well. Marinette's best friend is Alya Césaire and Tiki. Alya and Marinette are very close with each other. While Alya is Marinette’s real friend, Tiki is the kwami (protector of the miraculous) that comes with the Ladybug miraculous. Alya is also Ladybug’s biggest fan even with a blog dedicated to Ladybug! Adrien’s best friend is Nino Lahiffe and Plagg. Nino is Adrien's best friend that would do anything to keep Adrien having fun and acting like a teen even though his dad is a cold, no-fun parent. Plagg is Adrien’s kwami that comes with the Cat miraculous.
Every teen also has their enemies, and in this case they have two main villains. Chloé Bourgeois is the mean girl who ruins your life and get whatever she wants. In this case, Chloé has much more power because she is the daughter of the mayor of Paris. While also being Adrien's best friend for their entire life, Chloé must start to become nice if she wants to stay best friends with Adrien. The real villain is Hawkmoth who uses average people's anger or sadness for his power and transforms them into super villains. Though Hawkmoth never shows up to fight in real life Ladybug and Cat Noir know how dangerous he is and how he must be stopped.
Creators of Miraculous and Animations
The amazing creators of Miraculous are Thomas Astruc and Jeremy Zag. Astruc, being the creator and animator, and Zag being the director and producer behind the cartoons. Astruc created the idea by being inspired by a ton of comics and a Japanese lady (not known who) who was wearing a ladybug shirt that started to share sketches with him. Astruc originally planned to make Miraculous a comic book series up until he met Jeremy Zag the C.E.O of ZAG Animations. Working together, the two created a cartoon based on a Ladybug and a Black Cat. The animators decided to first draw Miraculous as a
2D anime but problems quickly popped up as the animators realized that the animation for the Ladybug suit would cause strobing effects which caused the animation to be scrapped and replaced with a CGI animation. Another part of the beginning animations was scrapped, which was a character named Félix that was originally going to be “Adrien” but got scrapped because of him seeming like the basic male lead in shows and they wanted the male lead to be different and unique.
In Miraculous Ladybug there's action and romance. Basically Marinette loves Adrien but when the two are Ladybug and Cat Noir, Cat loves Ladybug but Ladybug can't love him because she loves Adrien but Adrien is Cat Noir and she doesn't know it! Then, when Adrien is Cat Noir he loves Ladybug but she always denies him when he shows his love for her, yet he still loves Ladybug. It hasn't been officially stated by Thomas Astruc that Adrien loves Marinette, but lots of people in the fandom know he loves her too and that they're not just “friends.” Now onto the ships of Marinette, Adrien, Ladybug, and Cat Noir. Ladybug and Cat Noir are Lady Noir. Marinette and Adrien are Arienette (my favorite ship). Ladybug and Adrien are Ladrien. Cat Noir and Marinette are Marichat (chat is french for cat). Ladynoir is the ship we see the most, basically the ship is of Chat flirting with Ladybug and giving her nicknames like ‘bugaboo’, ‘LB’, and most favorited, ‘My lady’. The Arienette ship is made up of Marinette mumbling when she talks to Adrien and Adrien touching her arm once (until season 2). Ladrien is hardly shown in season 1. There is a scene where you see them together is in the episode “The Mime” when they were staring at each other. Last but but least, is Marichat which is Chat just showing off to Marinette and being annoying while Marinette mocks him. The romance is complicated but it starts to makes sense after you watch the show lots of times.
The Future of Miraculous Ladybug
Lots of fans have said that season 1 was the calm before the storm and season 2 will blow you away. So far we know that there are 7 miraculouses, the Fox, Bee, Moth, Peacock, Turtle, and the most powerful miraculouses the Black Cat and Ladybug. We know that the Fox, Turtle, and Bee miraculeuses will be occupied with the friend of Marinette and Adrien’s friends Alya, Nino, and Chloé. There have been statements by Astruc that there is a season 3 in the making as of 2017. Astruc has also said that the Adrienette ship will start to sail in season 2. All we can do now is wait for the new episodes to blow us away!
By: Kimberly R.
Kaji Sushi is one of many sushi places that uses fresh sushi. If you and family or friends are looking for a place to either eat or hang out, I highly recommend you come eat here. They have the best, I mean like seriously THE BEST sushi in the world and the service is really good. They make sure that by the time you leave you’re as happy as can be.
One of my personal favorites is the Firecracker sushi. If you have not tried sushi or you think it might taste weird-- come to the Kaji sushi lounge! You’re going to LOVE it!! If you are one of those people who are allergic to some things, don't fret, there are various types of sushi like A California roll. A California roll is a sushi roll, usually made inside-out, containing cucumber, crab meat or imitation crab, and avocado. Sometimes crab salad is substituted for the crab stick, and often the outer layer of rice in an inside-out roll is sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds, tobiko and masago. If you do not think that sounds good either-- it's fine, there are still way more kinds of sushi to try or taste at this restaurant.
Click HERE to see the restaurant's website, menu, and directions!
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By: Brianna and Sanjana
We surveyed 15 middle school boys and 15 middle school girls to find out which Halloween costume they prefer. The choices were Pennywise the dancing clown, a sports players, a superhero, a witch/wizard and an inflatable suit /T-Rex.
When we asked the girls which costume they preferred, most of them said they wanted to be the inflatable T-Rex, however when we asked the boys they picked Pennywise the dancing clown. We think that girls went for the inflatable suit because that is not common and it is hilarious to be in a large air-filled suit. After all, Halloween is about fun! We think that the boys wanted to become Pennywise because it is very popular and trending, also it is from the recent movie IT. We hope that our survey can help you think of your own different Halloween costumes!
By: John David Anderson
Reviewed by: Lauren D.
In middle school, words can start a war. How do you know who to fight for? How will it end? When will it end? Will you be the same person when it’s done? These are the kinds of questions the main character, Frost, must ask himself in Posted by John David Anderson.
Frost knows where he stands. He has his tribe: him and his friends, Wolf, Bench, and Deedee, are the perfect square. But when cell phones are banned and a new girl moves to their school, everything will change. Passing notes in class leads to a full on war. Sticky notes are even left on lockers. Friendships are broken and people are pressured into taking sides. The new girl, Rose, befriends Frost and his friends, driving a hole into his friend group. Frost and his friends must find a way to navigate through bullying and betrayal. After all, words can hurt you more than a slap in the face.
How do you end a war that has spiraled out of control? Read Posted by John David Anderson to find out!
CLICK HERE to find a link to the book!
By: Michael Scott
Reviewed by: Alexa M.
“And Josh felt a terrible hunger, accompanied by a ferocious rage, burn through him. It washed across his body, until a red mist actually drifted across his eyes, and he was looking at the world through a film of crimson. And then all the creatures in the cells came awake… One by one, all the monstrous creatures… charged. And the Elders turned and fled…” A week ago Josh and Sophie Newman were two regular teenagers in San Francisco. But, that was before they saw Josh’s boss Nicholas Flamel, alias Nick Fleming, fight Dr. John Dee using spheres of energy. Now they have experienced many new, and said to be impossible things. Sophie and Josh have both had their powers awakened, and they have always been close, being twins. But now they find out that they are the twins, the legendary prophesied twins that have the power to save the world or destroy it. The problem is which twin is going to save the world, and which twin is going to destroy it? The events of the past week have led them to encounter many new friends that Nicholas Flamel has introduced them to, for example, Scathach, the warrior maid, and Tsagaglalal, she who watches. Sophie trusts Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel, but Josh doesn’t. In fact he is leaning towards the lying and manipulative Dr. Dee. Dr. Dee promises Josh a world of paradise, but he forgets to mention that he will rule it. So can Sophie reach her brother in time, before he makes the biggest regret in his life? And most importantly can the world as it is today be safe on Sophie’s shoulders?
Two features of the book that I liked the most were the plot and the setting. I liked the plot because if there ever was a time when the characters were settling down another adventure came up. For example, when Sophie just escaped from Coatlicue, the ravenous mother of all gods and first vampire, she had to go on an adventure to try and find her brother! I liked the setting because it is in the twenty-first century, and the author compares the technology that we have today to the ancient Archon and Elder technology. This makes a good comparison because as far as we have advanced in the technology today, the Elder and Archon technology is about five times more advanced! For example the way of transportation, on the Elder island of Danu Talis, was flying saucers called Vimana’s, which is much more advanced than the modes of transportations we have today. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves adventures and split second escapes! This book kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happened next. If you are a reader who enjoys action and adventure this book is definitely for you. To find out the fate of the world read The Warlock!
By: Lexie F.
Imagine you're alone in a mysterious place and everyone around you disappears. What would you do if you were being chased by a man and you didn't know why? You try to call for help but you can't. You're all alone searching for an explanation.
Quinn Martin and Kara Cawston had been friends forever, they were inseparable, so when Kara found out she had to move away, Quinn was invited to go on one last Cawston family vacation before they left. While on vacation they stopped at an old, beautiful hotel called the Inn Between where strange things started to happen, including the disappearance of Karas family. The two girls are left alone to find the Cawstons, and a way out of the strange, creepy, hotel they were trapped in.
If you like suspense then you will love this book. If you want to find out what happens to Quinn and Kara read The Inn Between by Marina Cohen. This book will always keep you on the edge of your seat, you will not regret reading it.
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By: Alexa M.
“She was following the mysterious girl into an alleyway, when suddenly she was shoved against the wall, a knife at her throat.” Georgia Fenchurch is just your average modern day Victorian bookshop owner, or so you think. She is really a member of the secret Archivist Society, in England. The archivist society was almost like a secret police, for they dealt with crimes no average citizen would know about. This time the crime is the murder of a Russian guard who was guarding the Queen’s cousin, princess Kira. Now Georgia must go undercover again to see who was posing a threat to the Royal family, but what happens when everyone has secrets, and no one is who they think they are? And most importantly, will she succeed before the mysterious murderer kills the whole royal family?
Some of the features I liked best about this book were the setting, and the characters. I liked the setting of the book because I thought the Victorian time in England was the perfect setting for a mystery book like this. The Victorian time in England was a hopeful and busy time, and something like the murder of a princess’ guard could go without even being noticed, if it was not for the help of the Archivist Society. Also, I liked the characters in the book because I thought they fit together nicely. There are many types of social classes between the characters, for example Georgi Royal class.
This book will keep you on the edge of your seat, waiting to find out what happens next. If you are a reader who likes mystery, suspense, action, and adventure this book is definitely a is a middle class citizen, and one of her partners, The Duke of Blackford, is in thefor you. To find out what happens next read The Royal Assassin.
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By: Emily R. and Lexie F.
The holidays have just passed and we can all agree that at times it is just so hard to figure out everything that you want. It can also be difficult to figure out what to get for other people. There are so many options to pick from, and everybody is asking you what you want. Looking back at the 2016 holiday season, here were some of the top gifts for middle school students:
If you did not receive one of these gifts for the holiday season, you can keep them on your list for an upcoming birthday for yourself or your friends/family!
By Liam Going
In the movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the main character Newt Scamander, brings a suitcase full of magical beasts into New York City. When the suitcase becomes lost, Jacob Kowalski who is a no-maj (or a muggle) accidentally picks it up and is attacked by a creature that bites his neck. The two worlds that J. K. Rowling created in this movie along with her novels, come together when these two men’s lives intersect. Throughout the movie, the creatures often escape and create damage. One creature that looks like a black platypus becomes particularly troublesome when it seeks shiny metals. Niffler is seen stealing money from women’s purses and robbing gold and diamonds from jewelry stores.
Newt, who is British, has come to America to release his most-prized beast, a huge golden bird called Thunderbird, to its original home in Arizona. Newt, a magizoologist, has created a safe place in his magical world, which he and other characters enter through his suitcase. Many interesting beasts live in this world and are protected by Newt. The beasts are scapegoated by villainous characters such as Percival Graves. The force that creates the most destruction is the Obscurus which is a dark, evil force created by the anger felt by a character named Credence. In the end of the movie, the creatures end up saving both the wizarding and mortal worlds from destruction.
Overall, I enjoyed this movie because I am an animal lover and it is clear that Newt is too. I also liked the many action-packed scenes where the beasts swooped through the streets, skies and subway tunnels of New York City. All in all, the movie is action-packed and keeps you entertained throughout!