Archive for February, 2010

February 22, 2010

Review: Death’s cat, the furry grim reaper

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.

OK, I wasn’t really looking for anything when I went on the internet, except for checking my e-mail. Then, suddenly, at the edge of my vision, I saw two things: a cute looking picture of a cat and the words “Death Cat” right under it! A few of my thoughts were “Why the heck is a cat this cute cat being called Death cat??” and  “Good title…”

It turns out that the “Death cat” knows who will die next, and it tells people by sitting near them! I mean come on! If that’s all that needs to be done for this cat to be nicknamed that, then people these days are either being more and more thoughtless, or what I think it meant was completely different. But being able to tell when a person will die would be a good ability, don’t you think? If it’s possible, then, well, I think that more and more people are more willing to try not to die while living life to its fullest!
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February 10, 2010

Winners of Regional FBLA competition announced

The results of our recent participation in the regional Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition were just announced. From 100 students across the District, we had 15 winners. Congratulations to:

Accounting I: Andrew Cimino, 2nd place; Joanne Yuan, 3rd place

Business Calculations: Nicholas Hurtado, 3rd place

Business Math: Jessica Gorbacheva, 1st place; Stephen Dreisbach, 2nd place; Jah-nay Mathis, 3rd place

Entrepreneurship: 1st place team: Aleksandr Gladchenko, Albora Saliaj and Philisha Washington

Intro. to Business: Nicholas Abbott, 1st place

Intro. to Business Communications: Erica Johnson, 1st place

Mr. FBLA: Aleksandr Mosenz, 1st place

Word Processing I: Saad Huneidi, 1st place; Jose Feliciano, 2nd place

Please join us in wishing all of these students good luck as they advance to participate in the state level competitions in Hershey in March. Also, congratulations to Melva Torres. Although she didn’t win the opportunity to advance to the states, she placed 6th in Accounting I out of 12 participants in that event!

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February 6, 2010

The Battle of the Time

See the nibblers in their way,
How they laugh and play all day,
See the gnawers come attacking.

Watch the nibblers go resisting,
Hear the rapping and the scratching,
And please don’t forget the clicking.

The princess will see the flaw,
In the code of the claw,
For she can’t avoid the matching,

None of the gnawers knew about this,
The code of the claw has become,
Their own downfall,

None has come through out the times
Will the peacemaker come at this time?

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February 4, 2010

Failures Will Affect Your Senior Year

By Rameeza Bacchus, Class of 2010

 Personally being a senior… I can say we all think the year is easy because of how close we are to graduation with the end of our high school experience being imminent. We have been here for twelve years and we all want to just get out. This often leads to a condition in which students slack and their grades suffer. We all know what this condition is… 

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February 2, 2010

Help us to help Haiti

The DECA and FBLA student organizations of GWHS have joined together to help Haiti in support of several of our members who have families affected by the disaster.

The Christian Missionary Action of Philadelphia has agreed to ship directly to Haiti for us.

Please donate only the following items to Room 13 or Room 22 as soon as possible:  money, water, non-perishable food items, soap, paper towels, toilet paper and first aid supplies.  Thank you for your generosity.

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February 1, 2010

Library funding could benefit from student volunteers

 

By Tamara Tatevosian, Class of 2011

As many of you already know, the library next to our school might be closing due to limited funding or might decrease its opportunities.

There has been a lot of talk in the press. Several parties think that since there is an economic downturn, the library is a refuge for people of all ages as the senior citizens keep up with the news, the children get homework help, and parents feel that it is the only place where they do not have to spend a lot of money; others believe that the act will “right-size the system to align with the population” and that “this is a chance to rethink about some functions and maybe even combine some related services” as Mayor Nutter put it as is mentioned in an article, “Silence not golden at libraries” in Philly.com.

The city has said that with at least 11 branches closed, they hope to save $8 million towards the billion-dollar gap.

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