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New Zealand Shooting and the Aftermath
April Playlist (music)
Easter Traditions From Different Cultures
Easter Bunny Fashion
March riddle winners
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Here are the young meteorologists making a prediction: It's Raining Books!
A beautiful bulletin board full of awesome book suggestions! Thank you to Mrs. Janisin and her homeroom!
Here is Ms. Janisin's homeroom giving a forecast for the upcoming weeks of spring!
In Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, March 15, 2019, dozens upon dozens were killed in a shooting at a Muslim mosque. The death toll has risen to fifty people; the youngest of the victims was a young girl in elementary school. Many protests followed in the aftermath of the shooting, and the suspected shooter or shooters are now in custody. There have been numerous reports of the gunmen constantly shooting, then leaving to reload their guns, only to return and begin firing again. During CNN interviews of the victims, a man said, ‘"[The wounded man] was asking for some water. I said to him, 'calm down, the police are here now' and stuff. And the gunman came through the window again while I was holding him and shot him in the head. And he was dead," Khan told CNN’ (https://www.cnn.com). This just goes to show the brutality inflicted on the Muslim victims. What's more, minutes after the shooting, an email with a manifesto of ideas against immigrants and anti-Muslim ideas was sent to the Prime Minister of New Zealand but was never seen by the PM because the email was generic and was handled by the PM’s staff.
You may be thinking why this particular shooting is relevant to us in America. The relevance of the shooting was how fast the government and public responded to this event, unlike in the USA where we do too little about a shooting. For example, publicly, people laid out forty - nine prayer mats for forty - nine victims. In addition, sporting matches were delayed to pray and have silence for the victims of the horrendous crime. Plus, flowers were laid out in the streets and candles were lit in remembrance of the victims. This shows the goodness of people not caring about religion.
Then there were the political changes, when the Prime Minister of New Zealand immediately wanted to pass laws making it harder to own a gun. And as the possibility of a homegrown terrorist grows, the country would like to reach to schools and households so this does not happen again.
Globally, the people of the world showed remembrance in all sorts of ways. For example, the Eiffel Tower went dark to mourn the death of the people, and the New York World Trade Center spire lit up with the colors of New Zealand's Flag. Plus, the Sydney Opera House lit up with New Zealand’s colors and a silver fern, the country's national symbol.
In short, the relevance of this horrific event has shaken the world, and with the goodness of people, New Zealand can recover from this tragedy. Basically, unlike the USA, New Zealand has done something about this shooting and is trying to change their country for the better.
Opinion: The New Zealand Shooting
By: Isaac Solverson
The Eiffel Tower in Paris goes dark on Friday evening GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images
Mourners leave messages and flowers for the Christchurch mosque victims outside the city's Botanic Gardens Fiona Goodall/Getty Images
Images of the Aftermath
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By: Ava Ocker
If you are looking for some music for April, here is a list of 10 great songs from a variety of genres and artists:
"Never Come Back Again" - Austin Plane (Folk)
"Can I Be Him" - James Arthur (Pop)
"Guiding Light" - Mumford and Sons (Alt Folk)
"7 Minutes" - Dean Lewis (Pop)
"Oceans" - Seafreat (Acoustic Pop)
"Grave"- Thomas Rhett (Country)
"Electric Love" - BORNS (Alternative)
"Roots" - Imagine Dragons (Alt. Rock)
"Words as Weapons" - Birdy (Indie)
"Neighborhood" - American Authors (Alternative)
How to decorate eggs without dying them to make them decorated
By: Sydney Krause
Do you ever get bored of just plain, old dyeing your Easter eggs? Well then I’ve got your back!
In this article I will show how you can nicely decorate eggs without dyeing them to make them decorated!!
PAINT- very, very simple. All you have to do is paint an egg and then it looks beautiful. Voilà!
(p.s. You don’t have to make it this fancy!)
STICKERS- Who doesn’t like stickers? Very, very easy and simple. A win-win situation. BEAUTIFUL!
TEMPORARY TATTOOS- They’re just plain beautiful and easy. Obviously.
So yeah, hope you enjoyed! Other things you can do are knit a wool sweater for your egg, use markers, glitter and many other things. Hope you had a great Easter if you celebrate it!!
Here's the website I used for the ideas:
In our country of America, we have many Easter traditions such as the Easter Bunny, hiding and dying Easter eggs, eating a big meal with an Easter ham, and Easter baskets. But you might not have known about these other, very fun and interesting traditions of other countries around the world!
Mexico- In Mexico, the name of their Easter is called “Samana Santa.” Samana Santa is a two-week celebration with lots of rituals, plays and lots and lots of food. Looking back on my experience in Mexico during the time of Samana Santa, it may be one of the biggest celebrations in Mexico! One of my favorite traditions that I witnessed in the town of Lo De Marcos was called the burning of the bull. This tradition is not as harsh as it sounds , but it can be dangerous! In this tradition, a bull created out of wire with fireworks attached to it is lit and people in the town square run around with the burning bull running around the square passing it to other people!
France- Have you ever heard of a 15,000 egg omelet big enough to feed an army? Well, maybe a few armies. In the town of Bessieres, about 10,000 people gather to watch about a dozen cooks crack eggs and stir the omelet mixture with large spatulas over a humongous fire in a humongous pan. Instead of the Easter bunny, the French believe that flying church bells deliver Easter eggs to kids all over France on Easter morning!
Greece- The tradition of “Pot throwing” takes place on the morning of Holy Saturday. People throw pots, pans, and other things out of their window onto the streets below. Some people say the custom of throwing pots and pans welcomes spring, symbolizing the new crops that will be gathered in the new pots!
Easter Traditions From Different Cultures
By: Lucy Pether
This bunny photographer is taking pictures of the Easter Bunny fashion on the next page!
Easter Bunny Fashion
Do you ever wonder what the Easter Bunny actually looks like? Yeah? Well you're in luck because we made a pretty accurate 2019 representation of them. Okay, it starts with the fact that the Easter Bunny isn't a bunny, it's a lion ( we may or may not have just had a lion). Don't worry though because he still looks EXACTLY like the real Easter Bunny. Okay now onto the outfit. He has a beautiful Easter-y button down shirt, paired with some nice pants and high tops. Since he's so handsome , he 's taken and he has a beautiful pink scrunchy. He has bunny ears as well as a 2018 James Charles Coachella Diaper. And to top it all off, he has a SUPREME fanny pack. You should really be taking notes because obviously he has really, really good fashion sense.
(p.s. This might be what he w ore to Coachella this year)
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Congratulations to Jasmine Brieschke and August Grass who answered the riddle correctly last month! The answer to the March Riddle was lifesaver!
The First of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.