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Should The 8th Grade Musical Be Directed Mostly By The Students?

Every year, 8th graders participate in a musical, the 8th Grade Musical. Of course, that isn’t the title to every musical the 8th grade has, its different every time. Everybody has to play a part in the musical ranging from leading parts to singing in the chorus and lighting the stage. For the musical, students get to make the costumes under teacher supervision, and they work with the teachers to plan the lighting and some dance moves while the teachers make larger decisions and actions like making the script, choosing most of the dance moves, picking times to rehearse, and establishing order. It seems to most 8th graders that there isn’t much freedom for the 8th graders, nor any variation in the type of play the teachers are making. So, this brings up the question, should there be change, or should it stay the same?

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Lego EV3 Robotics. Is it too overrated?

Building and creating your own Lego robot is a fun and exciting process full of trial and error. When building, you have to create new ideas and building techniques for your robot. Programming helps the robot move, turn, and do other things that make the robot become more alive and do cool movements. At first, the quality of the Lego EV3 program and kit seems top of the line. Though not all of the things Lego EV3 has presented in the kit is useful or of good quality. Continue reading Lego EV3 Robotics. Is it too overrated?

Axis and Allies 1940 Review

By Leo Katowitz, a Novice Axis and Allies Player

You sit in a chair, leaning over a game board the size of the world. You determine the strategy of your next turn. You look over at your opponent, he is attacking the heartland of your territory, the capital. He is shaking over the massive amounts of troops you have, ready to strike. You grin. They are going into a trap, perfect for the situation. By the end of the game, you have pushed them back to their capital. You stand victoriously over the battlefield, looking down upon your enemies. If you are a lover of board games, and intensity, then Axis and Allies is for you!   Continue reading Axis and Allies 1940 Review

Life With Seven Cats

Illustration by Isabella B. 

It isn’t common for someone to have seven cats. Most cat owners have one to three cats, or possibly four. But for some people in GFS (maybe three people) and others in the world, seven cats or even more is a thing in their lives.  I, Leo, am one of those people. I have seven cats.

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