Computer Rentals (Practice Writing- Not A Real Story)

   After a hacker breached the high school’s computer server taking important data with them, the school board will be holding a meeting over renting four Macintosh computers for the school’s journalism staff to finish the yearbook by the due date and “Yearbook Day.”

   For 22 years, the school has sponsored “Yearbook Day” which is a senior yearbook signing party. All seniors are released from class at noon to pick up their yearbooks and report to the gym for the party. Lunch and games are provided.

   “We have to get our yearbooks before school is out. Yearbook day Day is one of the highlights of senior year.” Senior, Reggie White said, “It would be weird for my friends to sign my book before I went to college.”

   White ends with saying that “Yearbook Day is more popular that prom,” and she will leaving state for college the week before school gets out, so if the yearbooks arrive late, she will not be able to make it to Yearbook Day and have her friends sign her book.

   “This year, we pushed our yearbook deadline back as far as we could to add more coverage to the book.” Junior, and yearbook editor, Alexis Zavia said, “Our yearbook representative warned us if we didn’t make the deadline, the chances of the book arriving before summer break were slim.”

   Yearbook Day is a very important tradition that should continue for years to come, but only if the journalism department gets the Macs.

   “Even if the the yearbook company cut us a break, we would not risk getting the book back before school ended.” Yearbook Adviser, Rodney Stephens said, “That would essentially kill an important tradition at the school.”

Singing Assistant Principal Brightens Everyone’s Morning

Assistant Principal Gary Logan will be seen every weekday morning singing and dancing in front of Woodrow Elementary in Conway, Arkansas trying to brighten the student’s mornings a little bit more.

He says the students even request songs for him to play and dance and sing to- Watch Me (by Silencio), Let it Go (from the movie Frozen), ect.

“They had a rough morning, they didn’t get to eat their breakfast, so we try to make them smile and make them laugh,” Logan said.

I am personally glad to see some people only see the positive side to life and try to make others see the same way. I wish a certain Assistant Principal at my school sang (or maybe not?) and danced in front of the school every morning. It would sure make a lot of people laugh, that’s for sure. I think it is a great thing for people to try to make other’s lives brighter and happier.


“Assistant Principal Greets Students with Singing, Dancing Every Morning.”Student News Daily Assistant Principal Greets Students with Singing Dancing Every Morning Comments. Student News Daily, 28 Sept. 2015. Web. 01 Oct. 2015.

North Dakota Legalizes Armed Drones for Their Police Force

Imagine being chased by the police. You think you’re in the clear, when you hear a loud buzzing in the air around you. You don’t know which way it’s coming from. Then he feel a shock run down your spine when you realize it’s a drone with a camera. And then you literally feel a shock when the Taser hits you.

House Bill 1328 gives police agencies the right to arm drones with less than legal weapons such as tasers, pepper spray, and tear gas. North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple, signed the bill into law.

The bill was originally going to be used place limits on drones, but then certain amendments were made, and here we are.

“I hear a lot of ideas about drones, this one is the worst,” said University of Washington law professor Ryan Calo.

I personally think this law is going to be good for the law-enforcement, but horrible for criminals.

It could also be horrible for liability. If the system has one glitch, it could mean many lawsuits and major cash loss for the North Dakota government.

It doesn’t really affect me because this is in North Dakota, but if the Bill makes it to Texas, things would be forever changed.

So until then, if you’re a criminal, you won’t have to worry about getting pepper sprayed by a drone if you stay far away from North Dakota.

Jennings, Daniel. “This State Just Legalized ARMED Drones For Police.” Off The Grid News. N.p., 24 Sept. 2015. Web. 25 Sept. 2015.

Practice Lead Writing, Journalism I

Starting March 1, a new policy will start RHH having open campus lunch. The policy is being put into place because of “phenomenal test scores.”

The town of Rock Hill will be receiving a new super Walmart in May 2006. The town is been such a great community, that they can know handle to Walmart. Community members feel that it could be a bad idea because or hurt local business.

At RH School, student (also sixth-grader) Napoleon Dynamite has been tested and approved as a genius. He will be moved to the rock Hill high school immediately so he doesn’t waste any time in middle school. The principal believes that the move will help to him get to medical school earlier and be better prepared.

In Baltimore yesterday, the survey was released by the child abuse prevention center. The survey says 3 to 4 children die every day United States child abuse or neglect it. The number of child-abuse cases has risen 2.6 million last year to 2.7 million this year.

Homeowner Kathy Mahoney was awaken by the smoke and flames coming from her house. The fire caused $76,000 in damages to the home. Officials said that the fire was started by a lighted cigarette laid down on the sofa. The firefighters had the blaze under control in five minutes.

New ‘Invisibility Cloak’ Can Match Any Background

Your idea of an “invisibility cloak” is probably something out of Harry Potter or Predator, but researchers have developed a cloak that reflects light around it using golden antennas rendering the object being covered invisible. While that may seem like a great invention that can be used to mask our soldiers or weaponry or even whole military camps, it’s currently in development stage at about 80 nanometers wide (a human hair is 100,000 nanometers wide!) and only big enough to cover an irregular shaped object 36 microns across, or little more than one-thousandth of an inch. If you’re not amazed at how tiny that is, something’s wrong with you. No offense. Just sayin’.

Anyways, the researchers were quoted saying: “”The tiny object appeared to be invisible because the gold antennas controlled the scattering of the light that reflects off of it, the scientists explained… With the proper tuning of the gold bricks, it’s not hard to make the reflected light look like anything you want — either the background of the object (a floor, for example) or something else entirely,” Zhang [director of materials science at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who created the cloak] told Live Science. If the cloak were big enough, theoretically, you could drape it over anything. “You could cover a tank with it and make it look like a bicycle…””

I believe if this invention were to grow to a usable size (when it’s fully operational) and put into a war zone with our soldiers, it could revolutionize war and stealth as we know it.

From the article “Ultrathin ‘Invisibility Cloak’ Can Match Any Background” found on

Emspak, Jesse. “Ultrathin ‘Invisibility Cloak’ Can Match Any Background.”LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 17 Sept. 2015. Web. 17 Sept. 2015. <>.

In 2016, the Chevy Malibu is Debuting Some Sweet Tech That Will Change the Way Teens Drive

Maybe your teenager drives too fast or almost has an accident a few too many times; technology is being put into the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu called Teen Driver that stores driving data for parents to look at and decide if their child should work on, say driving a little further away from the car in front of him, or not driving 20 mph above the speed limit. I believe this technology could potentially save many lives because when teenagers grow up to be reckless drivers, they injure or kill someone. Unless they get seriously  This is a cool gadget first off, to put into any car. It’s a great idea and it should be put into many more vehicles.

Boyett, Chris. “Chevy Malibu Reports Back to Parents on Teens’ Driving.”Central News Network. CNN, 10 Sept. 2015. Web. 10 Sept. 2015. <>.

Fahrenheit 451 Newspaper Article

Hey readers! For my PreAP English class, I read the book Fahrenheit 451 over the summer (along with another one that I might post a poem about) and got charged with the task of writing a newspaper article (which by now you probably all know how much I like to read and write, so it’s not really a charge or a task) set 25 years after the book ends (Hint, hint, read the book because it’s really interesting) and make up what happens past that.

Well, I did, and here it is.

Current El Nino is Predicted to be the Largest on Record

According to the WMO (World Meteorological Organization) the current El Niño (when the waters of the Pacific become exceptionally warm and distort weather patterns around the world) is predicted to be one of the strongest on record.

    The water in the Pacific is predicted to be 2°C warmer than normal. The event is likely to peak by the end of the year. The previous largest El Niño was in 1997-98.
    El Niño can alter weather patterns from around the world – e.g. it can increase flooding the Horn of Africa while bringing South Africa into a severe drought; heavy flooding in North America while putting parts of Asia into a severe drought. In reality however, it will most likely decrease storm events in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico while increasing storm events in the eastern Pacific.
    This won’t really affect us unless we all move to California, so we shouldn’t really worry. I feel like people on the list to prepare for lots more rain and humidity.
McGrath, M. (2015). Current el Nino Climate Event ‘among the Strongest’ [Web]. Retrieved from 83