Pep Rally for Mr. Parker

Mr. James Parker, our school principal at MLEC, is on his last year before retirement. He has won principal of the year at district level and is now competing at the regional level. Today we had a pep rally as a kind of early good-bye to him and channel 6 (or 7 ? not really sure) came by to film the students shaving their principal’s head.

This was the pep rally.

The riled up crowd stands up and cheers as Ms. Castro's voice announces Mr. Parker will be shaving his head.
The riled up crowd stands up and cheers as Ms. Castro’s voice announces Mr. Parker will be shaving his head.
Class of 2015 officer Ruth Reyes enthusiastically shaves her principal's head for the last time before retirement.
Class of 2015 officer Ruth Reyes enthusiastically shaves her principal’s head for the last time before retirement.
Mr. Parker is getting the finishing touches from Mrs. Castro after letting all the class officers have a go at shaving his head and mustache.
Mr. Parker is getting the finishing touches from Mrs. Castro after letting all the class officers have a go at shaving his head and mustache.
Mr. Parker is being interviewed by channel 6 (or 7?) after his unique experience.
Mr. Parker is being interviewed by channel 6 (or 7?) after his unique experience.
This is his final look.
This is his final look.

And then came the activities that usually occur at a high school pep rally.

The MLEC Kit Kats performed their own choreographed dance for the whole school.
The MLEC Kit Kats performed their own choreographed dance for the whole school.
These Kats sure do have a lot of energy.
These Kats sure do have a lot of energy.
The only male member of the MLEC Kit Kats and he's sure got some moves.
The only male member of the MLEC Kit Kats and he’s sure got some moves.
Tug of war. Sophomores vs Juniors. Juniors win
Tug of war. Sophomores vs Juniors. Juniors win
Tug of war. Seniors vs Freshmen. Freshies win.
Tug of war. Seniors vs Freshmen. Freshies win.
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Small Drone Lands on White House Grounds

Art of Impact

A two foot long quadcopter- a type of drone- was seen flying close to White House grounds at three AM Monday morning. The drone then crashed on the South East side of grounds prompting a lock down of the complex while investigations and other searches occurred.

President Obama and the first lady were travelling in India when this occurred so they were not at home but it has not been clarified whether their daughters Sasha and Malia were at home. Sasha and Malia will stay in Washington to remain in school rather than miss days.

The Secret Service says the drone was of the commercially available kind and hat no similar occurrences have shown up. Still, questions about security at the White House have arisen again following previous incidents where the security of the executive mansion was breached.

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Heavy Snow Storm

Possibly the heaviest snow storm in the history of NY is expected to surpass the 26.9 inches of snow in 2006 and before that 25.8 in 1947. NY state has 1,806 plows ready and more than 126,000 tons of salt ready for what will be a hell of a snow storm. An 11 pm curfew has been placed on all non-emergency vehicles as precaution.

More than 7,000 flights for Monday, Tuesday and even Wednesday morning have been canceled or rescheduled. There are no operations on Tuesday at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Tuesday. LaGuardia and JFK have very limited flights.

A non profit organization in NY has already collected hundreds of bags of food and liquids for the homebound elderly. Some seniors have been known to die at times like these in places like Canada where snowfall is usually on the heavy side.

Optimism still reigns. Cities that are predicted to be hit hardest say they’re ready because they know it’s coming. There’s nothing like preparation and they have done the most they can do. Now it’s up to citizens to do what is best for them and stay inside where it is safe.

Gunned to Rights

This documentary dissects both sides of the debate ‘Gun Control or Gun Rights’. It contains views from a concerned citizen, former police officer, a gun control coalition representative and more. Watch to see both sides of the story and just what they think we can do to make our cities safer.

This is a documentary made with the purpose of being entered into the C-SPAN Documentary Contest.

Keeping Up With 2015

The start of a new year means new events, new movies, new experiences, and new adventures. Keeping up with all social events and the newest out there is always difficult so here is your guide to getting the most out of 2015. This is definitely a cutout you’ll want pinned on your wall. From the part two’s to your favorite singer’s new album to the most popular festivals celebrated in Miami this is the agenda to tackle the new year.

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The Friend Zone

someone finally said it

Storytime with John

I have a HUGE, HUGE problem – you see, I have a friend…

I KNOW – TERRIBLE! BUT IT GETS WORSE…MUCH WORSE…

This friend, unfortunately…is of the opposite sex. It’s unthinkable! Unfathomable! Urghhh, I can’t believe this madness exists in the world…it’s made even stranger as it doesn’t feel weird, I mean it feels the same as a regular same-sex friendship – but it is NOT – I am in the friend zone; a desolate land that no one wants to be, ever…it’s kind of like a desert of broken souls, and unimagined dreams…and the fact that I didn’t realise I was here, makes it even worse, even more sad, even more depressing.

This was me and my so called friend, just before I found out about my wretched, and impure soul that our so called friendship was built around – 

Harry Hermione GIF

People actually feel sorry for me…

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U.S Snubs America’s Oldest Ally

Paris held an anti-terror march this past Sunday to commemorate the recent attack on Charlie Hebdo and recently a Jewish supermarket. Representatives from various countries showed up and marched in support of the current events. It’s been going around the media that the U.S snubbed France because there was no one representing the country but it is a misconception.

The U.S was represented by the largely unknown U.S ambassador Jane Hartley. After all the media coverage and this being described as the U.S’s first political mess of 2015, the U.S Secretary of State John Kerry recognized “we should’ve sent someone with a higher profile.”

The frenzy over U.S negligence was only on U.S ground and media. France acknowledged that President Obama had been resourceful and supportive since the beginning. French media is still fixated on the domestic implications of the shooting at the satire magazine and very concerned with the security of the country.

Obama’s media representative said there had not been enough time to orchestrate the amount of security needed for his presence at the march.France was fast to back up Obama in his defense saying he had visited the French embassy in Washington. France continues to be a close U.S despite all media gossip in the country.

Top Songs – Ed Sheeran

I’ve known of Ed Sheeran’s music for about 2 years now but i’ve recently been a bit obsessed with these three songs in specific. These songs describe me – except the one about the prostitute – because i am a big ball of love and affection and i expect the same from my friends. Ed’s eclectic blend of acoustic pop, folk, and hip-hop bring my soul to life. Music is such an important aspect in my life, i must listen to it a minimum of two hours everyday just to be able to function and deal with the crazy life of a Cuban-American teenage girl.

Other than Ed my music ranges from Fall Out Boy and Panic At The Disco to EDM and sometimes Kanye and maybe even One Direction. I’m very open to suggestions of new songs and would like to know what are your top three favorites right now.