Bringing “fresh starts” and golden confetti to our lives, you raise hearts from stomach to chest and spread hope.
As new calendars fill homes you linger in an extraordinary way, like the aroma of freshly baked cookies when they are still in the oven.
However, you are still forgotten. At the top of a page you are misidentified by the past year, your spotlight stolen. Once retrieved, you lay on erase marks. Don’t get discouraged.
You are a fresh page in a notebook, your scent clean and calming for writers. You provide a blank canvas for inspired artists.
New Year, you are an honorable guest. You are welcome.
New Year Poem by: Sherlyn Carrillo & Faviana Bazan
12 months, 52 weeks with new possibility. Don't let the past become your identity. Every story ends with a new beginning. Let the past become an old chapter. But let each page be a new outcome. Let each word become a new definition. Don’t let society judge you by your cover.
Quote of the Month by: Ricky Colin & Angel Roman
“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”- Melody Beattie A fresh start, a new story, a new chapter,all of these phrases have something in common. They all represent the start of a new year. For us, our new year is 2018. As Melody Beattie has said, we have the power to write a “new chapter’ in our own book. We can set goals, set rules or limits and do anything that can benefit our selves and others. If we set goals for ourselves, we have something to look forward to in the new year. If we didn’t have goals, the whole year would be pointless. Everyone has to create a goal they want to accomplish by late or mid 2018. Write it on a piece of paper and keep it somewhere. Somewhere where you always look at to you can remind yourself of the goal you want to achieve. If all of us were to set positive goals, we believe it would make everyone’s year a little bit smoother and less bumpy of a ride through 2018. So start making goals for the new year of 2018.
"IT" Movie Review By: Sara Morales
The newest version of the movie “IT” was released on Sep 18, 2017. The movie is about a scary clown that kills children. He goes around a little town lures kids in the sewers. This movie is obviously not for kids. It's rated R. There's many people that watched the original and loved the old one and the new one. (The old one was made in 1990.)
My first reason why I think that the movie is great is because not only is it a scary movie it was also emotional. There’s emotional parts with 5 kids that stick together through scary times. They protect each other from the clown “IT.” They also make other friends. They try to kill this clown because the clown “IT” killed Georgie which is one of the boy’s little brother. There's also some older kids that bully them. So they all are afraid of them and they hide from them. These kids stick up for each other which is another reason why this movie is emotional.
The last reason why I love this movie is because it is just a good scary movie. Most scary movies are all blood and gore. This movie is also about the clown’s backstory. His story is very intense and makes the audience scared of him! The setting of the clown’s house is very creepy and has many things that are disturbing. Some of the stuff in his house comes to life! The clown wasn’t the only scary thing in the movie. The kids in the movie do very bad things and also make the movie even scarier! This movie has: Friendship,scariness, and lots of emotions. This movie has so much stuff a scary movie should have! So this movie is a……………………………………….
History of New Year's Resolutions by: Samantha Tremmel & Alyssa Watts
A new year gives everyone a fresh start. A fresh start to improve yourself and your life for the new year.
News Years Resolutions wasn’t always in January it was in March. 4,000 years ago New Year’s Resolutions were created by the ancient Babylonians. For the Babylonians it was a 12-day festival. This festival was about crowning a new king.
A similar situation happened in Rome in 46 B.C when Julius Caesar messed with the calendar and made January 1st New Year's Day. January was very significant to the Romans.
For Christians the first day of the New Year resembles their past mistakes and “resolving” to do them better.
In conclusion, New Year’s Resolutions have been an ongoing tradition from generation to generation and from culture to culture. It was meant for fixing mistakes from the year before.
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