Teacher appreciation week

 By Thomas Markham and Jose Whitehouse. Teacher appreciation week was May 5-9, but you can still appreciate a teacher. Eleanor Roosevelt pushed for the day on 1953. Drew Soeder said, “I am going to  appreciate Mr. Weiss and I will

Mother’s Day

By Kyle Sterner and JP Pinon. Mother’s Day is a special day of the year that you celebrate your mother. If you don’t have a mom then it’s a day to remember her. On Mother’s Day people usually go out

Iphone 5S or Galaxy S5?

By Zoey Triplett and Trey Mitchell. iPhone. One of the most popular brands of phones in the world. Galaxy. One of the new up and coming brands of phones. Of these two insanely popular phones, which one is more popular?

Memorial Day

By  Tommy Markham and Joey Whitehouse. Memorial Day is a day to honor the men and women who die in battle. Memorial Day was Decoration Day but the name changed in 1882. Mitchell Clark said,”My Grandpa is a Veteran.” Mitchell

Denver International Auto Show

By Brennen Hess. The Denver Auto Show was held at the Colorado Convention center on April 9-13. When I went on the 9th there were no lines or crowds; just plenty of room to enjoy the cars and attractions. Camp

Phones in School

By Lizzy Rich and Grace Shalz. This generation is filled with electronic devices that distract society. Everyday students bring their cell phones to the bus, to school, and to class. They always have their phone. The majority of teachers agree

The E-Pub 8 Class

By Witney Clippinger and Cara Trindle. The E-Pub 8 students work all year on Mesa’s yearbook.As the year comes to an end, they begin to see all of their hard work paying off. The E-Pub 8 class can be very

Career Day

By Witney Clippinger and Cara Trindle. There are so many different careers to choose from after college. People go to college for the career they want to pursue, when they are done with school. Even though it may seem so

The Fault in Our Stars Review

The Fault in Our Stars By John Green ¦ Fiction ¦ ♦♦♦♦♦ Reviewed by Megan Liestman and Becca Mills.  Throughout the past year the book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green has become one of the most popular

Mesa’s Summer Vacation (with video)

By Kelsey P. The time has finally come for summer vacation. Students, teachers, and staff are all excited for this two month break. Everybody is doing something different. There are so many things to do. “I’m probably going to go

YouTube or Vine, which is better?

By Faith Phillips. Ever heard of YouTube? Well it is one of the most popular social media sites ever. Some people just watch random videos, but others watch certain people called, “YouTubers”. YouTubers are people who upload videos frequently, say

Mesa’s 2014 Top Ten Board Competition

By Maddie Frost & Izzy Jacobson. The top ten board is one of the biggest competitions of the year for P.E. There are many reasons why people try to get on the top ten board. “I think it will give

Starbucks, Drinks and Menu

By Lauren Ceglia and Alex Domenico. Starbucks is very popular but how popular is it? Almost everyone goes to Starbucks on a regular day basis or  has been at least once.  “Yes I do go to Starbucks,”  said Autumn Newman.

Gum in School

By Mckenna Walter. Almost every student in school chews gum, even in classes where gum chewing isn’t allowed. Some students get caught and have to spit it out, while the sneakier people get lucky. In a few classes however, everyone

Mesa’s 2014 track season

By Maddie Frost & Izzy Jacobson. With track being the last sport of the year many kids sign up for the thrill of running to the finish. “They will gain valuable experience with each meet and become the athletes they

Bowling Team at Mesa?

By Joshua Minnick. Bowling isn’t a very popular sport. Bowling for most people is a sport for people to mess around with crazy shots. But do students think about bowling competitively? Some people bowl in tournaments and bowl in a

Select Choir 2014

By Harmony Slankard. With many hours of preparation, resting voices, drinking water, and getting a lot of sleep, students at Mesa were ready to audition and perform in front of Ms. Browning last fall to try to get a slot

Mesa’s Fencing Club

By Megan Walsh. Students lunge at each other with blades in their hands. They wear big, clunky helmets and thick white jackets as they expertly try to maneuver their way around the opponent’s blade to score a point closer to

Advice for Upcoming Seventh Graders

By Faith Delp & Faith Newton. Most seventh graders were very scared or nervous about coming to Mesa. They were afraid of the eighth grades, teachers, classes, and much more. So this years seventh graders who are soon to be

Apps (with video)

By Lauren Ceglia and Alex Domenico. Almost everyone knows that games are really popular, but which games are the most? According to the Play store ( an app store), these are the results that we found for the following categories;

Summer Plans

By Grace Mickelsen. Summer is on its way. Students finally get a break from school. Even though school is a fantastic ticket to our future, its reassuring to get a break once in a while. As of May 13, there

Is our dress code just fine or too strict?

By Haley Brown and Grace Shalz. The dress code at Mesa Middle School states: I will wear appropriate clothing that does not expose undergarments, midriffs and/or private parts. Shirts should be of a length to be tucked in or worn

Incoming Freshmen

By Witney Clippinger and Bradley Hearold. In a few weeks the eighth grade students are leaving Mesa. Many eighth grade students were unsure about leaving. Some students felt worried and unprepared, while others were excited. There are a few high

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Rated PG-13 ¦ ♦♦♦♦♦ Reviewed by Kasey Sloat. Marvel has once again created a masterpiece movie that got a lot of Captain America fans excited. On the night of

Military Gala

By Joanna Fox and Lizzy Rich. The Grizzly Bears will be hosting a Military Gala for the veterans and current Military soldiers, so they can show the Military guest their appreciation and contributions to our country. The Military Gala is

Expressing Through Electives

By Tessa Smith and Marissa Herrington. The core classes math, science, humanities, language arts, and health/PE were mandatory, but elective classes gave students the chance to express themselves and try new things. Some of the elective classes included the arts, Choir,

The 2013-2014 Yearbook experience

By Joanna Fox and Grace Mickelsen. Many eighth grade students wanted to be in the Electronic Publications class, but only twenty nine were selected to be in Electronic Publications, which was also known as the Yearbook class. The action took

Music In School

By Anthony Story and Tanner Pastorius. From elementary to middle school, music has become more popular to listen to during class. Is music a distraction? Or is it a way to relieve students from stress and tension? What do teachers

Mesa Bear Challenge

By Jake Heintzelman and JD Ahrens. The Mesa Bear Challenge was held off for a long time and finally happened during Bear Hour. When kids heard about all the fun prizes and the ride in the hamster ball, this school

EA Sports Madden 25 Review

EA Sports Madden 25 EA Sports ¦ Rated E for Everyone ¦ Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Playstation 4, PS Vita, and  PC ¦ ♦♦♦♦♦ Reviewed by Joshua Minnick. Have you ever celebrated an anniversary? Did you know Madden games celebrate anniversaries? Their