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  March Issue 2016 The Storm


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  March Issue 2016 Our Staff Advisor Ms. Topp Our Mission The Storm’s mission is to create a platform in which the voices of Saint John’s School’s community is heard and responsibly informed through trust, respect, and recognition in an eloquent manner. Editor in Chief Alessandra De Luca Layout/Graphic Design Genesis Vega A Message From Your Editor Alessandra De Luca   Puerto Rico. Whether we’re originally from this Enchanted Island or not, it is safe to say that it is a part of each and every one of us. For some it is our homeland, for others it is a foreign place that we are just learning to call home. Although each of our relations to the island may be different, we are all equally responsible for Puerto Rico and its future. For this reason, us journalists at The Storm have decided to place more emphasis on Local News. As you will notice in this issue, there is more content not only under the News section, but especially under Local News to try to make our community aware of our surroundings as well as to create a sense of responsibility. Recently, the Journalism class and club held a Meet the Press Breakfast in honor of Journalism Week. At said breakfast, faculty, administration, and the donors of our Mac computers met to watch a video we put together in which The Storm staff answered questions including: Why Journalism?, Why be a part of Journalism?, How has Journalism evolved at SJS?, etc. I think we can all agree the paper that goes out now is a completely different paper that printed 3 years ago; and with good reason. Each year, a different newspaper will be produced because the paper is a refection and product of its contributors, which is constantly changing (that’s a good thing). Now more than ever I’ve realized the impact Journalism has had not only on me, but also on all of the Journalism class and club. The celebration of Journalism Week has made it clear that the interest in Journalism at SJS is really picking up and it is important for the rest of the community to understand how approachable we are and how much we want everyone to have a voice in our publications. I hope you all enjoy this issue! Also, in honor of what we are proposing, please share this paper and its content with others. 2   Photographer Sila Avilés In-Depth Editor Abby McCarley News Editor Alexa Charak Sports Editor Adriana Rodríguez Op-Ed Editors Samara Kleiman Monica Aponte Feature Editor Robilee Frederick Journalists Claudia Arbona Sila Avilés Maria Báez Vientós Ivia Bou José Luis Casas Andrés Estrella Isabel Fernández Julia Glago Sofia Langan Genesis Vega  


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  March Issue 2016 SJS LIFE Dig a little deeper By: Monica Aponte The first Student Council elections I attended were in the 4th grade. From the moment I watched the 5th graders give their wellwritten speeches. I began to respect the Student Council in a whole new way. In theory, the Student Council should create a bridge between the students and the administration so students can have a say in what happens in school. But is that really the case in Saint John’s? All   the   activities   planned   and   collaborated   by   the   Student   Council   has   planned   and   helped   plan   have   been   very   successful   and   talked   about   for  weeks  after.  However,  it  is   hard  for  the  Student  Council  to   communicate   with   more   than   300   students   about   what   changes   they   want   to   see.   Many   efforts   have   been   made   by   the   Student   Council   to   improve   communication   especially   through   the   new   social   media   accounts   that   they   created   this   year.   But   there  is  still  much  more  work   to   do   for   students   to   have   a   say  in  what  happens.   The Addams Family l a c i s u M     By: Alexa Charak After spending long hours of the night dancing and singing; weekends at school and almost all free time rehearsing to put on an amazing performance of the Addams Family — the day has finally come to show all that has been done. will come together in a show full of excitement, comedy and love. When asked about her experience, , (Alice Beineke), “I believe the rest of my board and I had the right intentions and drive to begin our initiative of the social media accounts for the school. With that said, communication is always difficult to master especially with 300+ students. Communication is held between the board and each class’s board as well as with heads of clubs however it is up to those leaders to inform others of what we have said. In order to improve this we might need to try direct communication through class meetings one-on-one with each class to see how they believe we could be better at our positions. However, on behalf of my board I would like to mention that we are extremely approachable and eager to always listen to students ideas and opinions.   Alessandra  De  Luca,  Vice  President  of  the  Student  Council   ”   A  few  decades  ago,  Saint  John’s  had  student  assemblies  where   people  would  voice  the  changes  they  wanted  in  the  school  and  what   activities  the  Student  Council  should  plan.  If  we  bring  these   assemblies  b ack,  I  believe  the  Student  Council  would  be  much  more   effective.  In  the  meantime,  all  of  us  can  approach  anybody  that's  on   the  board  and  they’ll  be  happy  to  help.   “It’s been really fun. It’s kinda different because this is the first time my part actually means something to the play. But it’s been fun.” 3  


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  March Issue 2016 SJS LIFE Noche Puertorriquena Ponce es Ponce By: Alexa Charak ~   As one walked down Ashford Avenue the night of February 5th all that As  you  made  your  way  closer  to  Saint  John’s  there  were  inflatables,  a  batucada,  students   running  around  in  the  pouring  rain,  teachers  singing  and  dancing  to  their  favorite  songs,  and   parents  coming  together  to  enjoy  a  night  celebrating  Ponce  and  Puerto  Rican  nationality.     “  I  found  it  really  fun  and  entertaining.  I   thought  that  it  was  very  family  oriented   “,  said  Alexandra  Santiago,  a  7th  grader.     “  The  hardest  thing  was  to  get   everyone  motivated  to  buy  raffle   tickets  and  to  come  to  Noche  PR.  But   everyone   pulled  through   in  the  end  ”,   said  Student   For  weeks  leading  up  to  this  amazing  night  the  Student  Council  worked  days,  nights  and  even   weekends  putting  together  decorations  and  completing  plans  to  finalize  everything.     “I  thought  that  is  was  really  fun   and  interesting  to  be  able  to  be   a  part  of  the  process  in  creating   Noche  Puertoriqueña.  Even   though  sometimes  I  didn’t  want   to  get  out  of  bed,  I’m  glad  I  did   because  I  was  happy  to  see  my   work  in  the  pictures”,  said   “It’s  the  largest  fundraiser   for  the  Scholarship  Fund   hosted  by  the  Student   Council  and  thankfully,   with  the  support  of  our   community,  we  met  our   goal  of  $25,000”,  says   100%  of  the  profits  from  Noche  P.R.   directly  benefit  the  Saint  John’s  School   Scholarship  Fund.     Alessandra  De  Luca,   Student  Council  Vice   President   Erica  Fusté,  10  grade  Vice   President.     th A  typical  Puerto  Rican  meal  was  served,  while  a  raffle  was  held  with  prizes  like  hotel  stays,  a   drone,  an  Apple  watch  and  a  TV.  It  was  a  night  full  of  music,  food  and  Puerto  Rico.   4  


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March Issue 2016   SJS LIFE Noche de Bohemia By: Claudia Arbona   An unforgettable night of art and music, this year’s Noche de Bohemia was held Friday, January 30th in the Multi Purpose Room and hosted by Sra. Vanessa Ortiz. The theme of the night was Ocho Puertas (“Eight Doors”), one of the most famous nightclubs of Old San Juan in the 60s and 70s. Artists such as Andy Montanez, Lisette Álvarez, Chucho Avellanet, Lucecita Benítez, and Danny Rivera gained their popularity by performing in the club. The art display included works by Art Class students such as: Bella Pedreira, Cristina Álvarez, Sabrina Mellado, Patricia Hernández, Verónica Colón, Jose Contreras, Verónica Vargas, Maria Isabel Rivera, Ada Cuevas, and more.   The MPR was set up to mimic the feel of a nightclub, with dim lighting, round tables with burgundy tablecloths, and a bar in the center. René Molina played the guitar while Wilfredo Delgado beat the drums; the night kicked off with Sra. Ortiz reciting a short poem describing Ocho Puertas, and Patricia Hernández   singing the first song of the night. Later, María Luisa Báez, Juan Motta, Dra. Sayra González and Mr. Jose Suárez performing a duet, Sariana Mendez, Mia Stipes, Fabian Colón, Jose Contreras, also sang a duet between Jose and Patricia, Verónica Vargas, and Sayra once more to finish up the night.     The performances were passionate and moving, each singer with a distinct and beautiful voice. Powerful performances like those of Mia and Fabian brought the audience to tears and showed the wide range of talent that we have here in Saint John’s. The night ended on a perfect note, with everyone’s breath taken away and another successful Noche de Bohemia completed.   5  


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  March Issue 2016 SJS LIFE By: Julia Glago Throughout SJS nd   Instead  of  giving  ordinary  midterms  before  winter  break,  Saint  John’s  held  Project  Based  Learning  assignments  for  the   2  time,  in  which  each  grade  was  assigned  a  different  project  and  expected  to  present  it  at  the  end  of  the  week.  PBL’s  are   supposed  to  reflect  skills  that  cannot  be  m easured  by  taking  ordinary  tests  and  quizzes.  While  almost  everyone  enjoyed  them  for   the  obvious  reason  of  not  having  to  take  m idterms,  students  also  found  that  even  though  at  times  it  could  be  challenging  and   difficult,  it  was  amazing  what  we  as  students  could  actually  come  up  with  for  these  real  life  situations.   7th  Improving  the  milk  industry  in  PR     “I  kept  thinking   about  how  we   were  going  to   present  all  the   information  we   had  as  a  group”   8th  Improving  Learning  Experience  for  secondary  students  in  PR     “I  was  nervous  we   weren’t  going  to  find  a   suitable  answer  at  first”   Vittorio  Serafina   Liav  Bejar     9th  Preventing/  solving/  limiting  future  droughts  in  PR   “We  all  d id  so  much   research  to  come  u p   with  a  plan  to  solve   the  crisis  but  finding   an  outside  source   was  definitely  the   hardest  part.”     10th  Creating  a  business  plan  using  a  PR   product  to  stimulate  the  economy     “I  wasn’t  sure  how   I  was  going  to   create  an  entire   business  so  while   the  teachers  were   explaining  it,  I  was   super  nervous   about  the  entire   thing.”   th Ada  Cuevas   11th  Nothing  is  being  exported  or  imported  from/  to  PR,   how  to  overcome  this  situation   “We  had  problems   considering  all  of  our   ideas,  but  after  a  lot   of  discussing,  in  the   end  we  were  able  to   find  a  viable  solution.”   12  Optimizing  a  dead  space  in  SJS   Erica  Fusté   “We  were  searching   information  on   materials  to  use  for  our   project  and  the  budget   we  had  so  at  that   moment  we  were  all   pretty  stressed  out”     Patricia  Ferrer   Verónica  Vargas   6  


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    March Issue 2016 SJS LIFE HUMANS OF SAINT By: Sila Avilés JOHN’S “Desde pequeño siempre quise trabajar en seguridad, por eso trabajé en ‘homeland security’. Trabajé en el aeropuerto de Nueva York en drogas y armas. Una vez, encontramos unas armas, y la persona que las tenía se puso hostil, y lo tuvimos que apresar y se busco 15 años en la cárcel.” “Además, mis pasatiempos favoritos son el baloncesto y percusión”. Enrique Ramos (Security Guard) “Travel  widely  and  often.  Your  formal   education  needs  to  be  supplemented   with  real  world  experiences  with   people  who  look  different  than  you,   believe  differently  from  you,  eat   different  foods  than  you,  speak   differently,  and  live  in  lands  that  are   very  different  from  what  you  are  u sed   to.  Having  lived  in  4  different  regions   in  North  America,  then  Scotland,   England,  Switzerland  and  now  Puerto   Rico,  I  try  to  live  out  this   philosophy.    My  life  is  so  much  the   richer  for  it,  and  I  only  wish  I  had   started  to  travel  much  earlier  in  life.  I   am  grateful  to  h ave  these   opportunities  to  learn  and   understand  the  journeys  in  life  of  my   fellow  human  beings  on  this  p lanet.”     Dr. Bowen (College Counselor) 7  


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  March Issue 2016 FEATURE The second semester of high school is as important as the first one, especially if you’ve already been accepted to colleges. Senioritis   By: Ivia Bou “WE’RE GOING TO DISSECT A FROG!” one of the many eleventh graders exclaimed during Biology class. All of them jittered with excitement, trying to get a good look at the different jars Mr. Toyos held – all except for four students in red. These four sat on their desks with their   heads resting on their hands, facing towards the back of the room with a tired look on their faces.   It’s obvious by now who these four students dressed in red were – Seniors. And their tired faces, lack of enthusiasm, and dedication to nothing are all symptoms of a unrecorded disease, one that definitely should be added to the lists of the many diseases plaguing this world.   Colleges are always keeping track of their future students. Your exceptional record during the first semester of senior year may have impressed colleges, which means that they will expect the same dedication and commitment during the second semester. College admissions offices could rescind your application; in other words… you could lose your college acceptance. Sometimes you’ll be required to write an essay explaining why your grades plummeted so dramatically. Getting into college is tough enough, but explaining why you have not taken seriously the last few months of high school is even worse.   Don’t let these facts scare you away from enjoying the second semester as much as possible. Live it to the fullest – go out with friends and dance the night away or stay home and watch Netflix with your family.   Have an amazing time the last few months as a senior, but without putting in jeopardy everything you’ve worked for.     9   Senioritis exists. Trust me, this is not a joke. Even the most responsible are affected by it, leaving their work for the last minute. Those that already procrastinated become professionals at winging their work, improvising presentations or depending on Shmoop for novel summaries. Senioritis is real, and   more serious than you may think.  


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  March Issue 2016 FEATURE BEAUTY TIPS: FOR GUYS By: Abby McCarley *From most girls TECH ZONE By: Adriana Rodríguez Kickstar: Oculus • • Cost: $600 Entertainment wise o Can watch movies on a huge virtual screen or as if one was in the movie itself o If the person is a sports fan than you can enter a virtual stadium Health Care o Use actual diagnostic images from CAT scans or ultrasounds to construct 3D models of the patient’s anatomy o Tool for rehabilitationEducation o Virtual/Visuals can help students learn and experience subjects better 1. If you have a lot of acne, this one’s for you!! *Wash your face *OR… use acne products, which you can buy at Walgreens for like .2 cents. Try it. o Try Neutrogena Acne Stress Control face wash, its perf for SJS students who live and breathe stress. o Using toothpaste on acne spots is always fun too, try it over night!! 2. USE DEODORANT! We get you’re going through puberty but come on, HYGENE! It’s your time to shine (those armpits with good scents!!!) • • 3. Wash your hands when you go to the bathroom, we don’t care if your toilets are Kickstar: Single wheel Hoverboard • • Board is self-balancing, however, the rider must learn how to keep balance 3 models: Lite, Semi, and Full o Lite (Cost $2995): § Power: 4,000W § Charge Time: 45 min § Batteries: 1 § Sonar, Lights, Music: none § Range: 6miles § Speed: 12MPH o Semi (Cost $3495): § Power: 5,000W § Charge Time: 16min § Batteries: 2 § Sonar, Lights, Music: 1 Sonar § Range: 12 miles § Speed: 16MPH o Full (Cost: $3995): § Everything the same as the Semi except: § Sonar: 2 § Lights: Lights & LED § Music: Bluetooth Music   “different.” 4. Axe spray is so 2009, get with it. o Pro-tip: Shower   5. Face masks: For Men   o Like seriously, facemasks are life, life is facemasks. Clear that skin, moisturize that skin…you do you, boii.   o If you want to feel more masculine, use a green mask. You’ll feel like the hulk. (Try lush’s Mask of Magnanimity, it’s the real bae.)   o If you don’t feel like buying a facemask, use stuff from your kitchen to make some! § Try: ½ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp honey, 2 tsp lemon juice and leave on your face for 30 minutes   10  


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  March Issue 2016 FEATURE Identity Crisis: Who Are We? By: Samara Kleiman I have a secret . I know the best way to get someone confused. Have red hair, white skin, blue eyes, and be born in Puerto Rico. “How are you Puerto Rican, and look like that?” is  a  question  I  receive  too  often.  Appearances  can  easily  deceive  the  eye  because  by  just  looking  one  on   the  surface,  a  deeper  layer  is  missed.  What  you  don’t  know  is  that  I  come  from  Jewish  Cuban  and  Polish   grandparents,  who  moved  here  to  Puerto  Rico  seeking  a  better  life.  My  parents  were  born  here  in  Puerto   Rico,  and  they  raised  my  two  brothers  and  I  with  Spanish  as  our  first  language.  I  am  just  one  of  millions   who  get  perceived  as  someone  they  are  not.     Only  three   years  ago,  Ms.   Topp   was  finally  able  to   identify   herself.  She  was   born   and   raised   in  Puerto   Rico,  but  in  a  very  Jewish  home.  Since  she  met  the   man  she  would   later  on  marry  at  an  early  age,  she   was   constantly   surrounded   by   Catholic   and   Puerto   Rican   influences.   Many   frowned   upon   her   inter-­‐ religion   marriage,   and   she   lost   contact   with   her   Jewish-­‐self.  She  also  never  really  considered  herself   a  Puerto  Rican;  she  never  fit  in.     It   was   a   confusing   situation   because   on   the   inside   she  was  telling  herself  that  she  did  not  belong  in  any   group,  and  on  the  outside,  everyone  else  in  her  life   was   telling   her   the   same   thing.   It’s   hard   to   try   to   identify   yourself   when   the   two   dominant   things   in   your   life   do   not   let   you   in.   “A   granddaughter   of   a   Jewish   Ukrainian   immigrant”   she   says   as   she   nods   her   head   in   satisfaction,   finally   finding   the   perfect   words  that  define  who  she  really  is.   Someone’s identity is not just black and white. It is someone’s past, present, and future. It’s what they want themselves to be perceived as by others. It has become more of what others see with their eyes that defines who someone is. In reality, someone’s identity is so much more than his or her appearance. I mean, who would ever guess a “gringo looking” girl like me, would ever consider herself Puerto Rican? Identities of SJS “Cuban”- Daniela Alvarez (10 th ) “Italian, Ukrainian, Puerto Rican” -Alessandra De Luca (12 th ) “Puerto Rican Jew” - Sammy Barlia (11th)   “American, but also Puerto Rican” -Glenn Humbert (10th)   “American”- Wyatt Coomes (8th) “Puerto Rican”- Jean Paul Balzac (11th) “Chinorican”- Serena Tsui (11 ) th “Jewish Puerto Rican” - Nicole Barrocas (8th)   11  


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  March Issue 2016 FEATURE By: Samara Kleiman It can be hard to f ind a good s ummer program. The best way to find great programs available is by reading about personal experiences. “Rustic   Pathways   is   a   program   that   not   only   lets   you   explore   different   nations   but   also   allows   you   to   find   life   long   friends.   I   did   a   program   where   we   worked   8   hours   a   day   with   the   people   of   the   town   and   it   truly   let   us   connect   with   the   community.   It   wasn't   just   a   typical   community   service   trip   where   you   did   work   that   you   didn't   really   care   about,   we   really   wanted   to   help   the   people.”  -­‐  Robi  Frederick  11th     “I   went   to   Summer   Discovery   in   Georgetown.   I   would   recommend   this   to   those   who   want   to   enrich   their   knowledge  of  a   college   experience  and   really   understand   what   it   means   to   be   independent.”  -­‐  Sylvia  de  Jesús  11th         “I  went  to  TY  last  summer  and  I  am  going  again  this  year.   It’s   a   3-­‐week   program.   Last   year  I   got  to  go   on   a  4-­‐day   biking   trip   with   my   best   friends   around   New   York.   In   total,   we   biked   120   miles.  I  highly  recommend  it  if  you   want   to   do   amazing   things   with   amazing   people.   I   met   my  best  friends  here.    ”  -­‐  Toby  Barrocas  10th     “My   favorite   thing   about   this   program   was   waking   up   and   being   able   to   see   the   Lake   Cuomo   from   my   window.   I   took   a   French   class   and  it   was   cool   because   I   learned   it  in   a   place  where  French  is  spoken.  Overall,  I  had     an  amazing  time.  ”  -­‐  Julia  Glago  10th     12  


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  March Issue 2016 FEATURE Contemporary Art in By: Abby McCarley S c rolling through Instagram is always so inspirational for me. I see people traveling the world or buying a dog and I’m like, “I’m totally gonna do that.” I’ve seen a lot of people post pictures from art museums they’ve visited. I’ve been to museums, quite a few, but hardly any art museums. Once I started seeing these people going, I decided I wanted to go. I if she knew of any museums here and she recommended Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC). So after months of trying to set aside a time to visit the museum, I finally landed upon a day over winter break when I decided to go.   W hen I went inside, it wasn’t what I expec ted. The art was so weird but I liked it, a lot. There were piec es that I didn’t understand, and I was just like, “Why did they put sparkles on a fork and be like, ~art~?” A s I went through the museum, not understanding grew on me. It’s nic e to stare at something another person c reated, wondering what was going on in their head, in their life, to make them c reate this piec e of art. W hen I did understand a piec e, it was interesting to think the artist and I had something in c ommon, or even that I just had a different take on it. After  I  visited  the  museum,  I  was  in  an  oddly  good  mood.  I  went  to  a  coffee  shop,  bought  a  latte,  and  just   looked  at  everything  around  me  all  giddy  and  happily.   When  asking  a  student  who  had  visited  the  Museo  de   Arte  Contemporáneo  their  thoughts  on  it,  the  student,   who  wishes  to  remain  anonymous,  said     “It  made  me  feel  proud  of  Puerto  Rico,  like  we  have   something  meaningful  to  contribute  to  the  world  of   Art.”   Shopping  Cart  Atomic,   2011,  Carlos   Betancourt.  Focuses  on   consumerism.     The  Museum  is  open  Monday-­‐Saturday y  10  a.m.  –  4  p.m.  and  Sundays  12  p.m.  –  4  p.m.  It  is  located  on  Juan  Ponce   de  León  Ave.  at  the  corner  of  Robert  H.  Todd  Ave.  in  Santurce.  So  try  something  new  in  your  life  and  visit  a   museum,  odds  are,  you’ll  like  it.     13  


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  March Issue 2016 FEATURE     Attending school on MLK Day, is it racist? By: Sofia Langan thought it was rude to not even commemorate the accomplishments made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated throughout the world on this day. Zarien Risden (11th) took this incident personally. He says, “I feel like it ’s messed up and it ’s racist and we should have had off like every other school, even though it was observed, it wasn ’t really acknowledged as a holiday. ” Zarien also thinks that if having school on this date was necessary, something should have been done to celebrate the holiday. He says,   “I think that if we have had to have school, it should have at least been commemorated, like On Monday, January 18 of 2016, better known as Martin Luther King Day, students in Saint John’s School sat in class, while most schools had the day off to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. However, despite the fact that school was in session, most of the school, with the exception of some teachers, didn’t even bother to acknowledge the great accomplishments celebrated on this date.   th The dilemma started with the fact of having a shorter holiday break. Thanks to Mr. Henner, we had more days off for Winter Break. So, that issue was resolved, however Saint John’s is a “Blue Ribbon School”. This is an award that honors schools that have achieved high levels of performance, one being having school days for at least 180 days. This is a clear priority for our school, but the attempt to achieve this award conflicted with Martin Luther King Day. To some, having school on this holiday seemed ok, but many people   how in 9 /11 we take a m oment, we should ’ve at least done Julius Washington (10th), decided to not attend school on this day. He explains,       “I come from a very proud African American family. We take the celebration of Dr. King ’s birthday very seriously. He was a champion for equal treatment and equal protection of all people not just African Americans. ” cont.  on  page  15   14    


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  March Issue 2016 Julius believes that everyone deserves basic civil right. He says,   “Civil rights don   ’t just apply to African Americans but to all people regardless of color, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion. ” As for Mr. Henner, he believes that   “Commemorating Martin Luther King is very important and so is recognizing race equality, but I ’m not so sure that having the day off would of resulted in commemorating Martin Luther King anymore than having school. ” Which may have been true, but having the day off would at least be a way to pay respects to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He adds,   “If the students would like to do something about recognizing cultural diversity that would be nice too. ” FEATURE     March Newspaper Announcements Purple Day – A Complete Success! On behalf of the Saint John's Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society we would like to thank you for your support and donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). We would like to thank in particular the Charak family and Seaworld for their generous contribution. Last week we raised $4,200 and counting... and all proceeds are going to the LLS foundation. We are extremely proud for the way the school has come together to support this important cause. As stated in the assembly last Friday, today patients diagnosed with Lymphoma or Leukemia are no longer facing a death sentence. In 1964 children diagnosed with Leukemia had a 3% chance of survival, and today the survival rate surpasses 90%. Great strides are being made in other types of cancer and thanks to donations like yours we will continue to see progress and hopefully soon find the path to the cure. The assembly last Friday epitomized the spirit of our school, as we saw a sea of purple in support of this cause. We are very thankful for everyone's generosity The NJHS Chapter of Saint John's School Joselyn Latimer/Alberto Farmer Having school on Martin Luther King Day wasn’t the worst thing to happen and wasn’t what was disrespectful or even racist. The fact that most of the school didn’t take the time to pay respect or commemorate the great leader was wrong. Something as little as gathering everyone together and talking about what great achievements are celebrated on this date for a few minutes would have been enough to show that Saint John’s School respects different cultures and their   achievements in history.   15  


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March Issue 2016   ANNOUNCEMENTS     Need a Tutor? The National Honor Society offers tutoring for a test or exam to the students of Saint John’s. If they need a long time tutor they should talk to a professional. NHS students are chosen because of their academic prowess and they like to show it off with fellow students. Take advantage of them and talk to Mr. Henner and he will put you in touch with an expert! Poetry Outloud Eliza Helmers is our Poetry Outloud representative this year. This is her second year representing Saint John's. Congrats Eliza!   16  



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