Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mesa Basketball Teams not trying hard?

By Nathan Jeffries. First of all, there are three teams for Mesa Middle School basketball. A-team, B-team and C-team. C-team actually has four teams because Coach Sikora coaches Black and Gold. Same with Coach Weiss. A-team has not won  a

Daytona 500

By Miguel Guajardo. Jimmie Johnson performed outstanding in the Daytona 500 race. On Feb.23 he pulled in the win and as Josh Kebel said “he deserved to win because it was his 5th win in a row.” Who is the

Avalanche vs. Wild

By Kaitlin Paquin. On Sat., March 16, 2013 the Minnesota Wild came to the Pepsi Center to play against the Colorado Avalanche. This game was very interesting and entertaining for all the people who tuned in on Saturday afternoon. The

North Korea’s Threats

By Paul Tracy and Stephen Thoemmes. On the day of March 7th, 2013, North Korea threatened the U.S. again with a nuclear missile- they do that a lot. This is since we are their sworn enemy. And that is because

Rebecca Swain moves to Arizona

By Hailey Branstetter. Many Mesa students have been moving, leaving school and even leaving the state. One of the students moved to Arizona and is a near and dear friend to everyone she has talked to, is Rebecca Swain. Rebecca

Daytona 500

By Josh Kebel and Zach Rensch. This year’s Daytona 500 was the most entertaining race of the year. The first woman driver drove in Nascar. Danica Patrick stayed in first place for a while, and she ended up in the

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect Anna Kenrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow ¦ PG-13 ¦ ♦♦♦♦♦ By Madeleine Vidales and Isabella Marroquin. Pitch Perfect is a movie about a group of guys and girls who join a group of a capella. A Capella is a

The start of 7th grade boys basketball

By Barb Edwards and Julia Weis. Seventh grade boys basketball has just begun at Mesa Middle and everyone is excited for the upcoming season. The boys here at Mesa are not just playing basketball to win. Caleb Smith said, “I

Wearing hats in school

By Cooper Davis, and Nick Pedersen. There are many different concerns today at Mesa Middle School, but one that a lot of student talk about is wearing hats in school. Many students think that hats should be allowed in the

The new Mandrioli in town: Mr. Hancock

By Adrien Schissler. When Mr. Mandrioli left for Australia on the teacher exchange program, the Polar Bear team needed a humanities teacher with confidence, adventure, enthusiasm, and a taste of Australia. And so, the replacement for Mr. Mandrioli coming from

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

By Evan Algra and Grace Malcolm. As many citizens of Castle Rock know, the town has grown tremendously. The new hospital has been built in the Meadows and a few new restaurants have been added to the town near Home

The Galaxy S4

By Adrian Tejada and Blayn Masoner. Everyone remembers the Samsung Galaxy S3 that came last year. However, even though that one is still considered new they are coming out with a new one. This new one is supposed to be

C-Team loses first game to Cimarron

By Jason Forshee and Dylan Breaux.  The Mesa Middle School C-team basketball game opener resulted in a loss. “I think it was a bad start, but this will be a successful season,” said Chase Summerfield. Mesa is well known for their talented

Should Mesa Sports be Changed?

By Witney Clippinger and Julia Weis. At Mesa Middle School, the staff and students highly encourage participation in their sports. But what if some of the student body finds faults in the way that the staff executes Mesa sports? Some

Nightmare Superbug

By Kaitlin Paquin. In hospitals all over the country, including Colorado, there is a new nightmare superbug that is causing an alarming number of people to get sick. Health officials are declaring this is a health issue that could affect

Life of Pi: The Book Before the Movie

By Megan Walsh. One boy. One Bengal tiger. One lifeboat. These three simple statements describe the majority of the plot of the novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel, but there is so much more to this story than meets

Time To Test- TCAP

By Barb Edwards. Here at Mesa Middle School students have to take TCAP right around the beginning of March. But should we have to take this two week test? Kaya Ayers said, “No, because for a lot of people testing

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet

By Hannah Patrick and Peyton Cronce. Many of Mesa Students have heard about the upcoming play here at Mesa ‘The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet’, There were many students who got their hopes up on getting the big part of

T-CAP: Is it good or bad?

By Blayn Masoner. This week and next week is T-CAP week and how is everyone reacting to this? According to some 7th grade students and teachers most all of them agreed that they like T-CAP and that it’s a good

Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies Nicholas Hoult, Theresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, Cory Hardrict, John Malcovich ¦ Rated PG-13 ¦ ♦♦♦♦◊ By Adrian Tejada and Eli Herrera. Warm Bodies is to die for. Warm Bodies is a heartfelt, action packed comedy and a lot of

The biggest snow storm in February

By Paul Tracy. On Sat. Feb. 23, 2013 the dark menacing storm clouds started to gather. Then the snow started at a light pace and it got heavier and heavier and heavier. By the end of Sunday, there was a

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters review

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Zoe Bell. Directed by Tommy Wirkola ¦ Rated R ¦ ♦♦♦♦◊ By Adrien Schissler. We’ve all heard of the story of how Hansel and Gretel were dragged out in the woods

Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite Created by 2K Games and Irrational Games ¦ Rated M ¦ ♦♦♦♦◊ Bryce Tenney and Westyn Hubbard. After many years, the Bioshock series is finally introducing a new title “Bioshock Infinite.” This much anticipated game has been delayed twice since its

7th Grader Kaylee Schuler Receives 1st Place in Douglas County Art Show

By Megan Walsh and Stephen Thoemmes. With a profound ability for the skill she developed in only twelve years, seventh grader Kaylee Schuler sculpted, painted, and sketched her way right to the Douglas County School District Art Show, Rock the

Bubble Gum in School?

By Rachel Buswell. Ah, gum in school. The age old conflict. But, should there really be a ban on gum? Most people say no, and there are good reasons. There are many benefits to chewing gum. For example, studies show

School hours

By Rebecca Swain and Hailey Branstetter. Should school start at 7:25 am? Should you have to wake up at 6:00 am or earlier just to get to school on time? In our opinion school starts much too early. Some main problems

Quvenzhane Wallis– Oscar Nominee

By Julia Weis.  Quvenzhane Wallis was recently nominated for the best actress Oscar award at age nine, therefore being the youngest actress to be nominated for the best actress award this year. Wallis was the leading lady in the now

Mrs. Larson’s Teaching Ways

By Barb Edwards and Witney Clippinger. The students who are new to E-pub got to see Mrs. Larson’s different way of teaching. Some kids like it and some kids not so much. Mrs. Larson is different from other teachers because

Breaking Dawn Part Two

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson ¦ PG-13 ¦ ♦♦♦♦♦ By Kaitlin Paquin. For all you Twilight fans out there you better start saving your money. Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is finally coming out on DVD. It is