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The Gull Press
The Few. The Proud. The Beach.
Monday, January 22, 2018
THE READING WAR
The Reading War
This Week’s Birthdays
Selena Conde-Velez, 14
Dylan Wintner, 10
Sean Martinez, 13
Angela Miles, 8
Luke Akins, 14
Amerey Novick, 9
Keelin Mauri, 13
Abraham Toohey, 7
By, Alexa and Jordyn
Recently, the 5th
graders read a book titled So
B It. But some had very
mixed opinions on it. We
compared the popular book,
“Wonder,” to the newer novel,
and the results were pretty
Wonder and So B it
are both well-written,
interesting novels that most
people at Antrim have read.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day We took a poll of their
opinions, with 22 students
By Gia Gennaro
participating together during
Martin Luther King Jr. Day can
indoor recess on January 12th.
sometimes be overlooked, but
So B It had a total of 1o votes,
many people celebrate it. It is a
while Wonder overpowered it
day to celebrate what Martin
slightly with 12 votes.
Luther King Jr. Day did for our
We asked some
country. Martin Luther King Jr.
students how they felt about
helped to stop segregation, and he each book and why they voted
created a better community.
the way they did. Here were
Blacks and whites were separated their responses:
just because of their race. White
“I voted for So B It
students couldn’t go to school with because it teaches you to
black students, or drink from the follow your dreams and never
same water fountain. Just think
give up.” - Erin Frauenheim,
about it! If it weren’t for Martin
Luther King Jr. we wouldn’t be able
Tweet Of The Week
By: Riley Stewart
Word problem here…
Word problem there....
It haunts me that math is everywhere
Test today, midterm tomorrow
Why do I have so much sorrow
I just wanna sleep
I just wanna eat
But I can’t when math is on repeat
The wrath of math makes me scared
When I am in math I’m in despair.
Stress is everywhere…
to have some of our best students
here at Antrim! Martin Luther King
Jr. Day is a holiday that is
celebrated in some places, but
should be celebrated worldwide.
Thank you to a hero, Martin Luther
“I voted for Wonder
because teaches respect and
kindness everybody is not the
same, so you should be nice to
everyone even if they have
differences.” - Emily
Cavanaugh 5th grade
SO B It and Wonder
are both wonderful books, but
it seemed that more kids
preferred Wonder. We
recommend both books if you
haven’t already read them.
We’re looking at you, teachers.
Thanks for reading, and see
you next week on the Gull
Homework Poem by Tom Nasdeo
Homework is a problem that affects everyone
When school is dismissed, students just want to
If someone doesn’t do their homework, they are
thought of as a fool
Homework is a reason people dread going to
When you dread going to school, you may fall
And when this happens, you will see, the way back
is hard to find
If you just do your homework, it will be easier to
stay on task
And when this happens, you will see, fewer
questions you will ask
Homework typically tends to be bland and dry
As I have seen first hand, it causes people to
stress and cry
But don’t stress and cry, you could fill up a cup
Just think of happy thoughts, maybe a hamster or
Yes, hamsters and pups and cats and bunnies
You might think of homework as a joke, but it is not
As of now, I sincerely and totally hope for this to be
Homework is a problem to everyone, except for
^Ceiling goes missing!
Recently, a snowstorm hit
Point Pleasant Beach. While
people call it a blizzard,
there is a new unofficial
scientific name, “Bomb
Cyclone”. Many People think
that the storm was not that
bad, but the people who live
on the coast think otherwise.
The whole community
pitched in, helping each
The Speed Of Better Wifi
By: Tayden Rock
The school's wifi has been
really horrific lately. Many students
and teachers agree that the school
wifi is absolutely terrible! In Mrs.
Elric’s Language Arts class, the only
way to use the wifi is to go to the
side of the classroom. Hallway 3’s
wifi is tremendously horrible as well.
I collected some opinions of the
people in my grade:
“ The wifi is extremely
terrible!” - Cori
“It makes me angry!”-Lily.
Don’t we all agree? Sadly, it’s not
even improving one bit! So, let's
hope that soon we can get online at
the speed of better wifi!
By Erin Frauenheim and Amelia Kuzloski
other during and after the
storm. People shoveled the
sidewalks over and over and
helped prepare before the
The school has taken
some damage because of
the storm. Mrs. K’s room had
the ceiling collapsed in, as
with the rest of hallway three.
Joylene Rock, the PTO
president, realized that the
school had recently gotten a
new roof. People were not
very happy about it
collapsing. The classroom
and hallway have been
damaged, along with some
light fixtures and ceiling tiles.
interesting things are that
the lake froze over, and
many people were snowed in.
Most people’s cars were
completely buried. Many
crazy things happened
throughout this storm.
In conclusion this
storm was very intense and
there was damage done.
Luckily, nobody was hurt.
The bomb cyclone of 2018
was unexpected and very
intense, and a storm we will
not soon forget.
Snaps from around
On January 11, the girls
basketball team defeated Brielle.
The score turned out to be 38-30.
The whole team played very well.
In the beginning of the season
Fifth grade learning their
factors with factor houses!
Thoughts on Indoor Recess
By Mackenzie Highland
“Kids are supposed to have a
fun time at recess!” well that’s what I
say and others agree. I interviewed
four people Jordyn, Tommy, P.J., and
Bella this is what they think.:
Jordyn Kearney says, “ I think
indoor recess is stupid because we’re
not free. If you have uggs on you’re not
allowed to step on the gym floor.”
Tommy Daffledecker says, “I
think indoor recess is just absurd. All
we do is just watch a movie or sit
down and look at walls. We can’t really
do anything a kid our age would like
(Grade 5). Outside we can use our
imagination to find stuff to do, but
indoors we can’t do any of that.”
P.J. Neithe says, “I think indoor
recess is the worst thing to experience.
Also the worst thing in the world
because we all just sit and watch a
movie or sit in silence.”
Bella Brooks, “ Indoor recess
stinks! Nobody I talked to likes it. If
you don’t have sneakers on, you cannot
do anything. We just have to sit there
and do nothing. WE CAN’T EVEN
HULU-HOOP! If it is not gym day we
shouldn’t have to wear sneakers.
Recess is one period out of our day
that we are allowed to have have fun,
talk, and be active, but we can’t do that
if we make the choice to wear boots.”
Many people agree. We need recess to
By: Tayden Rock
Brielle has defeated our girls
basketball team. After the game,
we asked three players what they
thought about the game: Grace
Frauenheim, Maggie Cavanaugh,
and Morgan Highland. Grace
said, “We took a bigger defeat
and turned it into a bigger reason
to defeat Brielle.” Maggie said,
“We didn’t give up, and kept
striding to meet our goals.”
Morgan said, “We all did really
good, and tried our hardest to
win.” All of these statements are
true. They were all anxious to
win, but obviously, they can’t do
that without a lot of hard work.
In the winter, we sadly have indoor
recess. We are supposed to go in the
gym and play a game, but for some
reason the middle schoolers have to go
in the auditorium on their computers. I
asked some of my classmates their
“I do not like indoor as much as outside,
but I do like the fact that we can go on
our computers. But I do prefer outdoor
recess.” -Connor, 6th grade
^Warm up to a good book!
“I think it’s fun but could be better.”
“It's bad!” -Cory, 6th grade
“I don't like it like. Say it is 31 degrees
out we can not go out, and on the
computer half the time. The wifi does
not work, so it is really boring and
stupid.” -Matthew, 6th grade
^Phoebe and Emma in 5th
grade are working hard!
“ I hate it! The wifi doesn’t even work,
so we can’t go on the laptops!” We can't
go on our phones, but the adults can. I
think recess is a time to enjoy, not to be
forced to sit in a crowded auditorium
where we can’t get up. I think we should
be in the gym having fun, not on our
laptops. -Cole, 6th grade
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK
YOU ALL FOR READING!
^Kindergarten knows about
It has been our pleasure to provide you
with all the events happening around our
school. Thank you for reading! Love,
Bella, Jenna, Alexa, Mackenzie, Gia,
Amelia, Violet, Tayden, Jordan, and
Jan 22-26 - Great Kindness
Jan 24 - Antrim Curriculum
Showcase 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Jan 26 - Class of 2018 Movie Night
Fundraiser for grades 3-5 in the
Auditorium 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Far-Out Winter Olympics Words!
By Bella Brooks
A standard move in the Olympic figure skating competition is a lutz. A lutz is when the skater leaps from the back
outer edge of one skate to make a full spin or rotation in the air, and lands on the back outside edge of the other
skate. Even though lutz sounds like clutz, this move is not clumsy!
Though it is often confused with the common word axle, an axel in figure skating refers to a jump performed by a
skater leaping from the front outer edge of one skate into the air, to make one and a half rotations and land on the
back outer edge of their foot. The move became famous in the 1920’s by a Norwegian figure skater named Axel
Paulsen, where it got its name.
A blueliner is a hockey term, and means when two defesemen are in standard allignment. It’s named this
because defensemen usually stay near the blue lines on the ice while in the game, as opposed to on the red line
at the center of the ice.
A hat trick is also referenced in soccer, baseball, and cricket. (Cricket is a sport that is mostly played in Australia
and England.) A hat trick refers to difficult trick by a player during a game. In hockey, it means three goals or
points scored by one player. This was first used to reference hockey in the 1900s, even though it’s been in the
English language since the late 1800s.
Icing, a defense move in hockey, happens when a player shoots the puck from the defense part of the rink over to
the other teams goal, but not into the goal. (In order to keep the puck out of the reach of their opponents.) If the
puck is next touched by an opponent other than the goalkeeper, it is a penalty for the team.
Though a biathlon can refer to athletic tournament with two continuous events, in the Winter Olympics it means a
contest in were cross-country skiers carrying rifles shoot at targets. They are placed in four stops along a
12.5-mile (20 km) course. The sport was demonstrated at the first Winter Olympics in 1924, but it did not qualify
for the official competition until 1960.
Word Search Challenge - Find the words in the word search, then find the meanings of the words that have not
been defined above.
The Winter Olympics of 2018