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Student Profile: Addicted to IXL
Student Profile: Addicted to IXL
Ella Scott, Journalist • May 30, 2024

WARNING: This is not to be taken that seriously. All of this is true (ish), though. At 3:04 PM, on the 8th of May, Kevin Tan of Team 6A made an incredible breakthrough. He achieved 150 hours of practice on the mathematics learning program, IXL. “WOOOOO!”...

Cellphones: Pros and Cons
Cellphones: Pros and Cons
Morgan Gunther, Journalist • June 3, 2024

The ongoing debate between parents and their kids...When is a good time for children to receive their own phones? It is true that introducing yourself to that kind of technology freedom has its risks. These risks include addiction, cyberbullying,...

The Dodgers are Ruining Baseball
The Dodgers are Ruining Baseball
Ben Gambino, Journalist • May 20, 2024

MLB has a problem: money. No, it’s not a lack of money. It is, however, the surplus amount of money teams are spending on players. Teams are...

Badminton Club
Badminton Club
Morgan Gunther, Journalist • April 15, 2024

Attention, badminton players! Have you been looking for something to occupy your time after school? The Welsh Valley gym might be the end of...

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Fact of the Week:
Chicago was named the “Windy City” because a journalist thought everyone there was a windbag, a term to describe someone who says a lot of useless things.

Joke of the Week:
Don't break anybody's heart; they only have 1. Break their bones; they have 206.

Weird Word of the Week:
Quire: Four sheets of paper or parchment folded to form eight leaves, as in medieval manuscripts

Strange Ideas:
Ice cream, but it grows instead of melts

Peccatophobia: fear of sinning or imaginary crimes

What has organs but isn’t alive? [Answers next week]

Weekly Connection (Taken from the NYTimes):

Weekly Strands (Also taken from the NYTimes):

COUNTDOWN of the week:
Words: Make the biggest word you can out of these letters.
[Longest word from last week: CHOCOLATECOOKIE -> chalcocite, echolocate]
Numbers: Create the target number by adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing these numbers.
[75][25][1][7][4][5] ---> [274]

By: Derek Thu, Ella Scott, and Cassandra Bush

Answer to last week's riddle
What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in 1,000 years?
- [The letter M]