STAR WARS REACTIONS
Students in Mr. Martin’s Journalism class got the chance to watch the new Star Wars trailer that has officially come out on Monday, October 9. We asked students to express their opinions and reactions on the trailer in under three sentences, and these were their responses.
Jasmine Rushiti - I've never seen a Star Wars movie before and I don’t think it is something i would be interested in it.
Aidan Kelly - How could Rey go to Kylo Ren for help after he killed Han Solo, and injured Fin?
Katherine Villacorta- The trailer makes me want to watch it because there’s a lot of excitement in it.
Justin Cruz: The movie looks pretty interesting. Hopefully it’ll be better than Episode 7.
Ryan Peters- This looks so lit! I like the stormtroopers the most and their gear.
Tori Tucker: I’ve never watched any star wars movies before and the the action and intense feel of it doesn’t interest me
Grant Anderson: It was really interested and I am very excited. This new trailer changed my view on what I was expecting from it and I am very exciting to see how it turns out and if it answers my question.
Jennifer Denz: This trailer really makes me want to see the new movie and re-watch all the other ones because they just make it so much more interesting.
Faith Mitusina- I’ve never seen any of the movies but it looks pretty good, I would probably go to see this.
Malon Johnson- I CANNOT WAIT TO GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUper ExciTed to see Rey’s story continue!!!! And OMG MY SPACE PRINCESS! Seeing her melted my heart!! :((((((
Lexi Munger- I have never seen a star wars movie before so I don’t understand what the movie is about but it looks interesting
Fatima Tirado: I don’t watch Star Wars so I don´t know the difference between this and every other star wars movie. The actresses’ foundation is fire Graphics look cool.
Emma Murray: I have never seen it but it looks very good, I seems like it will keep you on your toes.
Angel rodriguez: I don't have a clue what's happening. Where is the blue robot?
Julie Lamore: I have never seen a Star Wars movie but this trailer makes me want to because it doesn't show like one specific scene it shows more than one which is pretty cool.
Derrick Fields- I still don't like the Star Wars theme it’s not for me. But this new trailer looks a lot more interesting than the ones I’ve looked at before. I would probably consider watching it after this new trailer.
Frank Notaro- The trailer was very exciting
Mr. Martin- First, OMG I AM SO EXCITED! Watching Princess Leia again on screen, presumably for the last time (unless they use bizarre CGI effects again), truly breaks and warms my heart at the same time. I’m going opening weekend in IMAX. Who wants to get me one of those absurdly cute birdy things for my desk?
Mr. Kieras - UN-REAL!!! I am struggling with the words to describe what I am feeling. There are some clear signals of a continuation of the changing of the guard so to speak. Well with one in particular, there is no choice due to reality. I am trying not to jump to major conclusions based upon the Force Awakens trailers in which many of those scenes did not make into the film. But this looks like it could be a monumental shift in the story arc. One last note, clearly that cutesy-wootsy “thing” growling after Chewbacca is/are the new ewoks. Disney just wants some $$$. Also, who are these people that have not seen a Star Wars movie?
What do you think of the new Star Wars trailer? Leave your comments below!
WHS gives student teachers the opportunity to prepare them for real life classroom like situations. I got the pleasure in interviewing John Bourque and getting to know why he is interested in teaching.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN CONNECTICUT
By Jalyssa Dunham
The state of Connecticut has exciting events upcoming in the month of October. There is a lot to look forward to as we get closer to carving pumpkins, dressing up, hayrides and getting an immense amount of cavities from all those mouthwatering treats.
Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum
October 1-31; Friday-Sunday 7:00-10:00pm
Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St, Bristol
The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum features expanded displays of life-sized wax figures from classic horror films and movie props.
The Haunted Graveyard
October 1-29; Friday & Saturday dusk to midnight, Sunday dusk to 10:00pm
Lake Compounce, Bristol
Admission: $34.99 (combo park and graveyard)
Farmington Miniature Golf, Farmington
Admission: $15; Nightmare Pass: $35.00
Award-Winning haunted attraction where your worst nightmares become real. New event for the year of 2017!!
Haunted Hay Rides
October 20-21 & 27-28; 7:00-9:30pm
Flamig Farm, 7 Shingle Mill Rd, Simsbury
Admission: $25.00 (MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE)
Terrifying hay ride pulled by a tractor trailer in the pitch dark across a haunted farm with creepy creatures. Not recommended for children under the age of 8.
These are just some of the terrifying upcoming events for Halloween in Connecticut.
SAVE THE WORLD FROM HUNGER
What would you do if you weren’t able to have food on the table for dinner? If you weren’t able to get in the car and go to the drive through of your favorite place? Without even knowing it, the majority of us are taking this for granted.
This is why our school contributes to the Hunger Project each year.
What is the Hunger project do you ask? It is a global, non-profit, organization called “feeding Children Everywhere” that started 2 years ago. When you give them money, they come to you with lentil and rice along with everything needed to package it up so that they can take the meals and send them to Zambia.
There are up to 14,000 communities that are partnered with the Hunger project if anyone is interested in individually getting involved.
Here at Wethersfield High School, we contribute to the Hunger project as well. Our first time 2 years ago, we paid the organization for the food so that they would come with lentils and rice and everything else needed to package. The second time doing it, the school decided to provide everything needed to help local pantries near us. They weren’t able to make as many meals as the year before, but definitely enough to make a difference.
After hurricanes Harvey hit Texas, Students were eager to help out.
Fortunately, on Saturday, September 23, Mr. Sand, a Social Studies teacher at Wethersfield High School, organized a Hunger Project event at WHS for the 3rd year. We asked him why he chooses to do this in school to help out. He said, “The goals of the school are to help kids realize that there is a big wide world out there and that we are a part of making the world a better place.” He continued to say, “This is a tangible benefit. If you donate money to some cause, you have no idea where the money goes, or who it helps…. Here, you are sending a meal to somebody who’s in need, who can open it, cook it, and be full.” The volunteer event was successful with many eager participants who were excited to give back to those in need.
Mr. Sand does not plan to stop helping the Hunger Project anytime soon. We asked him what can be done for those who want to participate next year. He said the number one thing to do is get people to sign up. A donation is made of $20-$25 which goes towards the food that needs to be bought. Another project will be done in the spring and it is still to be determined where the food will be donated to. Everyone still has a chance to make a difference if they would like to.
It was an amazing feeling to contribute to end world hunger. Everyone deserves a healthy, fulfilling life of self reliance and dignity.
Pep Rally Shenanigans
On September 22, Wethersfield High School held it’s annual fall pep rally where students and faculty came out to Cottone Field to support the fall sports teams. Senior, Rachael Amoruso, was one of the many students who attended. When asked about her overall experience at the pep rally she said, “It was a fun and positive environment that got everyone excited for the upcoming season!” Rachael has participated in cross country since freshman year and this year has become captain of the team alongside Emma Murray and Bella Schroeder. For all seniors this will be their last pep rally. For some this marks the beginning to the end of their high school sports careers, but Amoruso doesn’t see it that way. She has a positive outlook on it saying, “The season isn’t over yet. I’m going to enjoy each moment I can.”
The Wethersfield High School student council has been involved with the mechanics of the pep rally for the last four years. Katia Malinguaggio, senior, was elected to the Student Council Board this year and held a very important role in it the past two years. We asked her what her role this year was and she told us that she was working with the games that went on during the pep rally. We wanted to know her opinion on the pep rally this year and she enthusiastically said, “The pep was extremely successful this year. We had a great turnout and good music and events.” She also included that she believes pep rallies are important to schools today because they help to build a sense of community and get the student body involved with the sports teams and events.
We were also able to get in touch with someone who was responsible for announcing the pep rally, Kaitlyn O’Brien, senior. When asked what her responsibilities were, she stated, “I had to talk about all the sports teams and Mrs. Rajan (head teacher of student council) wanted us to M.C all of the games.”
When asked what she thought of the pep rallies in recent years, she says that she has not always found them that engaging but she does like how sports teams are able to get recognition for all of their hard work.
Finally, when asked if she had any improvements for how the pep rally can do well next year, she said ,”I think we should ask the students what games they want in the pep rally so that it is more student based.”
The Great Meltdown
Did you know, more greenhouse gases are in our atmosphere than any time in human history?
Why? Climate Change! It is a big issue in the world and WHS wants to help change the effects of it.
What is Climate Change?
Climate Change is what melts our Glaciers because of Car exhaust and trash that we leave behind. Because society does not want to help clean up our environment, climate change changes our weather on a daily basis.
What can we do to help?
We asked WHS Seniors what they think we can do to help the effects of climate change and these are some ideas:
1. Drive an energy efficient cars
2. Recycle more
3. Put Solar Panels on your roof
4.Try walking instead of drving
5. Up cycle your old Furniture
6. Grow your own vegetables and fruits or grow a tree
7. Reduce water and energy uses
If you want to make a difference at WHS you could join the Environmental Club or be part of the Hurricane Relief Concert/Talent Show on October 12th In the WHS Auditorium. If you have any more questions or want to participate see Mr. Sand in room 112.