Monthly Archives: April 2013

Would laptops be a good replacement for paper notebooks?

By Dylan Breaux and Jason Forsee.                                                                      

Should we have Bear Hour?

By Julia Weis and Barb Edwards. As you may be well aware, Mesa is a school of high expectations and a school like no other. One characteristic that sets our school apart from most schools is our unique Wednesday schedule,

Mrs. Becker

By Witney Clippinger and Adrian Tejada. Mrs. Becker, a hardworking P.E. teacher at Mesa Middle School, teaches 7th graders. She teaches 2 out of 3 7th grade pods which is 2/3 of 7th graders at Mesa Middle School. Mrs. Becker

Call of Duty Black Ops 2: Uprising DLC.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2: Uprising DLC For XBOX, Playstation 3 ¦ M for Mature Audiences ¦ Our Rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ By Westyn Hubbard and Nick Pedersen. One of the highest anticipated games in history ”Call Of Duty Black Ops 2” is getting

Cell Phone/iPod Rules: Are they really an issue?

By Zach Rensch. Mesa Middle School has rule where you are not allowed to have your cell phones and iPods out during class, but is it really a distraction? Or could it be great way to learn and talk to

Longer School Days

By Paul Tracy and Stephen Thoemmes. There may come a day when our school days extend past 7 hours. The alternative is to change our curriculum. But on which side of the line should you stand? Curricular changes, or time

Facebook: Is it overprotective?

By Peyton Cronce and Kaitlyn Martin. Although Facebook is one of the most popular social networks, it has a problem of its own. A lot of under aged kids are signing up.  Should they lower the age? It wouldn’t make

Mr. Morken brings the cool back to school

By Miguel Guajardo and Cooper Davis. Mr. Morken, the Polar health teacher is said by many students to be the coolest teacher in the school. Most students agree that a lot of classes are boring, although Mr. Morken is bringing

Track and Field Season Starting at Mesa

By Megan Walsh and Rachel Buswell. As the Mesa school year is rounding the end, track and field season is just starting. Some may think that this sport is similar to cross-country, but there are many differences. While cross-country only

Inside the Art Class

By Emilee Abbott and Devan Eagan. Students at Mesa Middle School have the option to pick what elective classes they might want for the school year. Many students like to sign up for art class. Several students who sign up

Chinese Class

By Rachel Buswell. Chinese is one of the most widespread languages in the world, and one of the hardest to learn as well, especially for Americans. But learning Chinese at Mesa, as some would say, is much easier than past

Snow in spring

By Hailey Branstetter. Snow in spring sounds pretty crazy to people who live in hot states, but not to everyone who lives in Colorado. Just recently we had an unnecessary snow day due to blizzard conditions. That time could have

Dimensions in Literacy

By Josh Kebel. There is a class in world language that helps students read and write clearly calle Dimensions in Literacy or D.I.L The teacher Ms. Bones, makes learning fun and interesting.  There aren’t many students in the class, but


Skyrim For XBOX, Playstation 3 and PC ¦ Rated M for Mature ¦ Our Rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ By Hailey Branstetter. There are so many new games out there, that people aren’t enjoying the great games that came out years ago. One of the best

The Blue Man Group plays at the Buell Theater in Downtown Denver

By Adrien Schissler. From April 12- 21, 2013, an entertainment group will play at the Buell Theater in Downtown Denver. This group comes from the far side of the universe. A group that’s… blue? Wait, it’s the Blue Man Group.

So Far From The Bamboo Grove Review

So Far From The Bamboo Grove By Yoko Kawashima ¦ Non-Fiction ¦ Our Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ By Paul Tracy and Stephen Thoemmes.  Yoko Kawashima’s So Far from the Bamboo Grove was written to describe and explain a time before ours now, in a place

Senor Granat: Teaching Spanish in a new way.

By Westyn Hubbard and Hannah Patrick. We have been in school for many months now, and there have been a lot of great teachers. But there is one world language teacher that sticks out more than the rest, and his

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pierce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley ¦ PG-13 ¦  By Barb Edwards. Everyone was excited when Iron Man and Iron Man 2 came out. It surprised everyone with its amazing storylines, but will Iron Man 3

Spanish II at Mesa

By Julia Weis.  ¡Hola! Here at Mesa Middle School, there are many gifted individuals that attend this school. Those students may have a strong suit in math or science, others however, are doing exceptionally well in Spanish. A handful of

Stay Strong. Stop Bullying.

By Hannah Patrick. “Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right,” Teddy Roosevelt once said. Bullying hurts. I’m not sure many of the bullies realize that. More than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day because they fear

Janaya Zimmerman- Dancing her way to the Top

By Madison Guccione, Camy Pierce and Hayley Alexander. Janaya Zimmerman was four years old when she took her first ballet class at a local dance studio. At age six she performed her very first ballet solo and loved it. Six

iPhone VS Android

By Aaron Kim and Kaden Evans. There are two different brands of electronics and there is a big competition between them both. They both make computers, tablets, phones and other tech savvy gadgets. Some people prefer iPhones over Droids and

Project Unify Playing Basketball

By Taylor Cook, Isabella Ibrahim and Gillian Steininger. Project Unify wasn’t just a club, but a group that brought all kinds of different students together. A big part of that group was integrating sports and physical activity to the lives

Disney Channel: Old vs. New

By Reagan Hickey and Christina Barnett. Although some of the new Disney Channel shows have kids all over the country hooked, most 90’s babies agree that the old Disney Channel shows were much better. Old shows like Kim Possible, The

Digital Media: A class that will benefit the futures of its students

By Megan Walsh. In Digital Media class, taught by Ms. Mullinix, Mesa students are learning all about the craft of digital art. This is a fairly new concept for the world, as technology is advancing now more than it has

Which is the favorite seventh grade team?

By Cooper Davis & Westyn Hubbard. Although all three seventh grade teams are great, it seems that everyone on each team has their favorite. Yet what is the most favorite team out of all of them? First of all, students

C-team’s boys basketball team rematch against Cimarron Middle School

By Adrien Schissler. On March 14, 2013, C- teams boys basketball team played Cimarron for the basketball season starter. But on Monday April 8, 2013, the Mesa Bears replayed the Cimarron Colts, and they were prepared for the challenges they

The Suessification of Romeo and Juliet

By Madeleine Vidales and Kaitlin Paquin. On April 11, 12, and 13 at 7:00 pm the first play so far this year is coming to Mesa. The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet is one of the big things that is

International Towne

By Blayn Masoner and Isabella Maroquin. Lately a lot of 7th grade students and teachers have been going to International Towne. Many students have said they had a lot of fun and they liked International Towne. For example, Angelique Davies,

Spring Break

By Bryce Tenney and Nick Pedersen. Spring break is over and many people at Mesa did amazing activities and went to the coolest places. First, what makes spring break the most traveled break in the US? It’s because most school districts