Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gum in School… Why Not?

By Dalton Thomas & Haley Brown Some kids at school like chewing gum,  but sadly they aren’t allowed to chew it. Why? Because teachers think it will get stuck on the students things or desks and chairs. Luckily some teachers allow

Rise of the Guardians: A fantastic movie

Rise of the Guardians Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, and Jude Law ¦ Rated PG ¦ ♦♦♦♦◊ By Ashley Smith. A lot of great movies have been released this year. On November 21, 2012, Rise of The Guardians went into

Mr. Craig the Science Machine

By Emily Southall and Molly Wagner. Mr. Craig is the science teacher of 7th grade Polar Bear pod. “I’ve been teaching for 8 years,” said Mr.Craig. “I was a wildlife biologist before I started teaching.  The job was fun and

Gamer Club: All Gamers Welcome

By Tyler Brownell. There are quite a few clubs at Mesa. Fishing club, NJHS, Student Council, and Manga/Anime club. Every club has a different purpose and goal. The purpose of Gamer club is to unite gamers from around the school

The birds are back!

Angry Birds: Star Wars  Created by Rovio ¦ Rated E for Everyone ¦ ♦♦♦♦◊ By Tyler Brownell and Thomas Meade. A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, Angry Birds: Star Wars was made. So Rovio has created Angry

Tough fight against the Cresthill Cougars on Nov. 8

By Megan Liestman and Molly Nyberg Mesa bears boys 8th grade B basketball team had a tough fight against the Cresthill Cougars on Nov. 8, 2012. Before the game Coach Sonnentag said, “Win or lose the boys are very athletic

Mesa Scurry

Mesa Scurry By Lily Mason and Heaven Thomas  The Mesa scurry fundraiser was held on Nov. 2, 2012 and it was outstanding and exciting as planned. The students had 15 minutes to run as many laps as they could. If

Yearbook 2013

By Leslie Ayala Do you want a yearbook? Want to remember your old friends or classmates? Want to always  remember Mesa? If you said yes to any of these questions or all of them then come on down to the

Wreck-It Ralph was well-put-together

Wreck-It Ralph  John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch¦ PG ¦ ♦♦♦♦◊ By MaryRose Axtell Wreck-It Ralph wrecked its way into the AMC Castle Rock 12 Theater Nov. 2, 2012. The movie is about a guy named Ralph (John

EA Sports Madden NFL 13

EA Sports Madden NFL 13 Rated E For Everyone ¦ XBOX,Wii, Playstation 3, PSP Vita ¦ ♦♦♦♦◊ By Josh Minnick Football is very popular in gaming, watching and in playing. Madden and EA sports are very popular in Madden games. Every year they

Apple Award Nomination of 2013

By Ana Vier & Grace Shalz The Apple Awards have begun. This event was made for nominating your favorite teacher. Voting ends on Nov. 30, so get your vote in now. The Apple Award ceremony will be held on Feb.

President Barack Obama 2013-2016

By Ashley Smith. On November 4, 2012 history was made as the elections for our 45th President of the United States left millions of americans anxious to find out who would lead our country over the next four years. In

Teaching the future generation of photographers

By Ashley Smith. Photography takes serious skills, and the future generation of photographers is being taught here at Mesa, in Ms. Mullinix’s Digital Media classes. Ms. Mullinix, the teacher for Digital Media, has been teaching this elective for two years. Sharing something

The trip of a lifetime

By Thomas Meade and Grant Mosal. Costa Rica is a country in Latin America.  40 Students and 10 chaperones are going to this tropical country, But don’t just expect this will be 10 days away from school relaxing on the

Cell phones at Mesa: Distracting or educational?

By Ana Vier and Ashley Frasersmith. Cell phones at Mesa can be distracting to some, but to others cell phones are the best thing ever made. Cell phones give students ways to communicate with someone, without being right next to

Choose a career while you’re young

By Josie Rodrigue and Molly Nyberg Finding a career that interests you is important to think about when you are still in school. Have you ever wondered what job would suit you best? It’s important to find a job that

A-team’s volleyball setters stories

By Ana Vier and Molly Nyberg.  7th grade A-team volleyball setters, Lauren Shields and Reagan Houser, each started playing for different reasons. Reagan played because all of her siblings started playing, so she thought it would be fun. Lauren said

Sprinting for the finish line

By Thomas Meade. This fall seventh and eighth grade student-athletes participated in Cross Country. The Mesa cross country team fought hard and pushed themselves to get the best runs they could. Their effort was great and it lead them to

The Dew Tour brings new winners

By Danny Tafoya and Heaven Thomas.  On Oct. 21st the Dew Tour held in San Fransisco, California was exciting as usual.  Fans from all around came to see the competitive skaters. Nyjah Huston came in first place with a stunning

National French Week at Mesa Middle School

By Emily Southall. This year Madame Sternberg a seventh and eighth grade French teacher, has decided to participate in “National French Week”. There will be students doing the pledge of allegiance in French, and things like the bathrooms and classrooms

University of Wyoming comes to “play”

By MaryRose Axtell. On Oct. 29, 2012,  The University of Wyoming came to Castle Rock to give a free and open-to-the-public performance. This concert was directed by Michael Griffin, a professor at U.W. There were two performances, one around 1:50 p.m, and

Fun Size movie was fun

Fun Size  Victoria Justice, Jane Levy, Thomas McDonell and Chelsea Handler ¦ PG-13 ¦ ♦♦♦♦◊ By Leslie Ayala. On Oct. 26, 2012 at 12:30 am in Castle Rock Co the movie directed by Josh Schwartz Fun Size came out to theaters. The cast in the movie

Kodiak Bears…Did You Know?

By Grace Shalz & Haley Brown. Here at Mesa Middle School we have three seventh grade teams, but it’s time to pay attention to Kodiak. This is no ordinary team, “Kodiak is the only team that is allowed to chew

Two times the fun with Loren and Jenna Hardy.

By Molly Wagner and Megan Liestman. Loren and Jenna Hardy are the identical twins of the Polar pod. Even though they are identical twins, they are completely different people. Loren Hardy, the oldest twin by two minutes, plays the piano, and

Students scurry to raise money

By Dalton Thomas. The Mesa Bear Scurry was the fundraiser that Mesa Middle School did to raise money on Nov. 2, 2012.  The scurry included the students at Mesa Middle School running for 15 minutes around the track at Mesa.

Señor Granat’s Classes celebrate Day of the Dead

By Josh Minnick and Dallas Beveridge. Whenever Halloween rolls around, it’s a different holiday in all Latin American countries called Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. In Spanish the Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition

The NJHS food drive is here. Want to help out?

By Mikayla Paddock. Do you want to give back to your community? Here comes the perfect opportunity to take charge and be a part of something. NJHS is having their annual food drive, and they want you to be a part of it,

A Huge Decision

By Tyler Brownell. The candidates for the presidential election, Mitt Romney, now governor of Massachusetts, and Barack Obama, the current president, are very close in terms of favorites. But the election coming up in Nov. will be the real decider.