Halloween in Canada

halloween2aMost people in Canada are very into the holiday of Halloween. People put a lot of effort into decorating their homes, yards and much more. Some may even create life-size replica graveyards or dungeons and invite people from the neighborhood to view their decorations or have have Halloween parties. Other people may organize fancy dress parties for adults or children.

Many children just like in the United States go out to trick-or-treat. They dress up as  different characters from TV shows and movies and visit homes in their neighborhood to collect candy from anyone who’s participating.

Children also take part in a long-standing Canadian tradition of “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF”. Pumpkin-carving contests, pumpkin art tours, a reading marathon, and symbolic Walks for Water are just a few examples of the educational and fundraising activities schools and children develop to help provide thousands of children developing countries with basic quality education.

Halloween in Canada is very similar to Halloween in the United Sates. There is hardly anything different about the way we both celebrate Halloween. -Ty’Quirra Mayo

 

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Upcoming Artist (Self Taught)!!!

Hi Garinger, this is Isaac’s original song that he wrote in his journalism class called “Her Eyes.” I will provide the lyrics below but it will be also in the subscription on youtube.

Copy and paste the link if you can’t click on it.
@http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uI3dYb1d2I

Lyrics
Verse 1 : Never seen anything like her 👀
Never seen anything like her smile
Yet, they’re the purest eyes👀
That I have ever seen
So hard to resist 🛑 …
So hard like the sky 🌌 over me
Shining bright upon me
Like moon 🌙 and stars ⭐️ ✨
at night………………….
Oh, I try to run away
But it keeps catching up on me
I need to realize……

Pre – Cho : I can’t run,
I can’t hide,
Oh I need you to set me free…

Chorus : Cuz darling,
I’ve been staring at
The sparkle in your eyes👀
But since you…
You don’t seem to notice
The feeling that I get from you
So I’ll try…
Stop running away from you
Maybe tonight…
The stars ⭐️ ✨ ⭐️
Would shine for me and you…

Verse 2 : Cuz you are in my dreams…
And I’ve never felt this way before,
I’m imprisoned
By the thoughts of you
Can’t get you out of my mind …

Bridge : This time……………….
My heart’s ❤️ on the line
But we can lay down here
On the ground……….
Talk………………………
Under the moonlight 🌙
I’ll walk you home🏡
Under the stars ✨ ⭐️ ✨

Fashion that is around Garinger High School

By Caitlin Robinette

The students at Garinger High School wear different fashion everyday. One of the hot trends this season that students are wearing this season is jogging and sweat  pants.  Also, ripped jeans have been coming back in fashion for the past couple years and overalls are coming back since last year. Jean jackets are here at Garinger High School.  I have noticed people with different colored hair like purple, red, half pink and half blue, blue, pink.

Hot accessories around Garinger High School are wearing glasses, earrings, necklaces and rings. 

Trinity working the jean overalls with the Converse.

Jamon’s red dreads.

Garinger JROTC going to finals!

From left, Claudia Martinez, Jasia Saunders, Mia Mitchell, and Marina Hernandez made it to the finals for the Army JROTC Leadership Bowl. Not pictured: Ashley Littlejohn. PHOTO BY ANDY SANDOVAL.
From left, Claudia Martinez, Jasia Saunders, Mia Mitchell, and Marina Hernandez made it to the finals for the Army JROTC Leadership Bowl. Not pictured: Ashley Littlejohn. PHOTO BY ANDY SANDOVAL.

By: Andy Sandoval

The Garinger JROTC team who consist of Marina Hernandez, Jasia Saunders, Ashley Littlejohn, Mia Mitchell and Claudia Martinez outperformed 1,320 JROTC units in order to compete in the finals for the National Army JROTC Leadership Bowl in an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Leadership Teams selected to participate in the leadership Championship (JLAB) should have a solid working knowledge of leadership principles and classroom applications. Forty four – member teams earned the opportunity to participate in the Leadership Championship on the basis of their knowledge of the JROTC curriculum, their leadership skills and academics.

The team had to overcome many complex obstacles such as ensuring the team consisted of the proper grade level, leadership and the desire in order to qualify. Due to inclement weather, our team was deprived of a week’s worth of studying and practicing in preparation for the test that was due. They said their greatest challenge was recovering the time lost.

Junior, Jasia Saunders is the leader of the team and helped lead them to success.

“Beginning is easy, continuing is hard, you can let it define you, destroy you, or strengthen you,”  she said.

This competition is sponsored by the College Options Foundation. The College Options Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that is dedicated to enriching the academic development of high school students and assisting them in their preparation for higher education. There emphasis lies with serving military families and students who participate in JROTC. They accomplish their mission by providing resources for college admissions and funding, utilize student planning guides, college exam study guides, admissions tutorials and personalized counseling, and conduct spirited academic competitions for JROTC students nationwide.

While in Washington, DC the JLAB team will participate in various events such as visiting the National Museum of American History, several monuments and the Smithsonian Institute with the guidance and instruction from their JROTC instructor CSM Jacqueline Thomas.

The team always says, “The perseverance of a team builds a committed tomorrow.” The team’s reaction was very overwhelming when they were informed that they made it. The team is very elated to have made it to nationals, but is also motivated to come home with a win!

The final competition will be held on June 26 in Washington, D.C. The Garinger JLAB team could come home with a Certificate of Excellence, a George C. Marshall Medal, and several awards for their JROTC uniforms.

We wish our Leadership Team the best of luck!! Go G-Code!!!!

Culture Fair is April 2nd

By Christina Izquierdo and Canisha Crawford

The Culture Fair will be held at Garinger from 2:30-5 p.m. April 2.

Ms.Stanley, who is in charge of promoting the fair, is looking for people to perform such as poets, rappers and singers. She is getting help from her fellow students and trying to plan for the weather that day so events can be held outside and food and donations inside the building.

She said people should be involved in the culture fair because we are all from some where, and we have not embraced other cultures as we should. We should get to know and understand each other from different backgrounds.

Those who want to get involved should see Mr. Shelton or Ms. Stanley.

Why and How I Write Poetry

I write poetry becasue it is a good way to express how I  feel on paper without having to say those words aloud. When I write I get lost in a world of imagination where I can be any and everything I
 want to be. Say whatever I want and nobody can judge me because it comes from my heard. Poetry is like a song without a voice. It is music without a beat.

How I write petry is to first have an emotion. With all poetry a certain emotion inspired the poet to write it. Once I haev my emotion I turn them into words and I basically explain how and feel and whatever happened to have caused me to have that certain  emotion. I try to use words that are similiar in context. All you have to do inorder to write poetry is find and emotiona and write how you feel.

By: Brittany Caldwell

Life

Life Sometimes it seems like everything is unfair,

nothing but gray skies everywhere and people pass you but no one seems to care.

Thats just life.

Sometimes everythng is going your way and no one or anything can ruin your day,

And at the top is where you will stay.

That’s just life.

We all feel joy, sorrow, despair when times get hard, yet hope for a brighter tomorrow.

We all feel fear and the need to fit in and feel like we belong.

We all laugh, we all cry. We all fall. We all fly.

We all fight for those we love. Family stands together when push comes to shove.

We all have the need to prove we’re worthy of the best in life.

Never give up and dont give in

Just keep going until the end of your life.

By: Brittany Caldwell