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Cuteness Aggression

Cuteness Aggression is something most people are unfamiliar with but sometimes have the Symptoms of this common feeling.  

What is cuteness Aggression you may ask? Cuteness Aggression is a very overwhelming feeling of something so cute you may feel like you want to squeeze their faces and scream. Most commonly with Animals or Baby’s .

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Cuteness Aggression does not mean you want to purposely harm an animal, baby or whatever you find cute, it is just your reaction to seeing this adorable figure.

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Instead of screaming or wanting to squish cute things people also tend to want to squeeze their fists or bite their lips. But don’t fear it is most commonly when we see pictures and not in real person.

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The reason this happens is because of natural instinct. When we see something small and cute we want to nurture it, and when we realize that it is not real or that there is no way to get to it the brain signalizes frustration and we tend to get aggressive. So now you know why you want to squeal every time you see a cute puppy or a babbling baby.♥♥♥landscape-1506709524-cola-0247

What Hunger Games District Are You From?

The best-selling book series, The Hunger Games, has been popular for so long and it doesn’t seem like they will die out anytime soon. Three books, four movies, millions of fans, and an always-expanding universe is the reason why these books have been so popular among kids, teens, and adults. If you’ve ever read The Hunger Games, then you have heard of the Capitol, the 12 current districts, and possibly even the secret 13th district. After answering a few questions, this quiz will reveal what district YOU belong in!

When you take the quiz, after you have chosen your answer to each question, add the points next to the answer to your total. Make sure you keep track of these numbers, because you will need to add them up at the end to find out what district you’re from!

Q1) What type of eater are you?

A. Vegetarian – 1

B. Vegan – 2

C. Pescatarian – 3

D. I eat everything! – 4

Q2) What is your favorite type of food?

A. Pasta – 1

B. Barbecue – 4

C. Fruits – 2

D. Fish – 3

Q3) Would you rather…?

A. Go hunting – 2

B. Play video games – 4

C. Cook a meal – 1

D. Play with animals – 3

Q4) What’s the most important thing to you?

A. Your phone – 4

B. Your pets – 3

C. Your family – 1

D. Your friends – 2

Q5) Would you rather be…?

A. Rich – 4

B. Happy – 3

C. In love – 1

D. Wise – 2

Q6) What’s your best trait?

A. Honesty – 1

B. Courage – 4

C. Intellect – 2

D. Kindness – 3

Q7) What is your favorite subject in school?

A. English – 2

B. Science – 4

C. Social Studies – 0

D. Math – 3

E. Music – 1

Q8) What is your hair color?

A. Brown – 2

B. Blonde – 3

C. Black – 1

D. Red – 4

Q9) What is your skin tone?

A. Dark-skinned – 1

B. Medium-skinned – 3

C. Tan – 4

D. Pale – 2

Q10) Do you like to learn?

A. Always – 2

B. Never – 4

C. Usually – 3

D. Rarely – 1

Now, depending on which point range you end in will decide what your last question will be, which will tell you what district you’re from:

Group 1 – 9-15 pts

Group 2 – 16-25 pts

Group 3 – 26-35 pts

Group 4 – 36-45 pts

Now, hopefully you know what group your in! Depending on which group you’re in, that will be the question you have to answer.

Group 1 question:

Would you rather be a…?

A. Miner – District 12

B. Bus driver – District 6

C. Farmer – District 9

D. Factory worker – District 8

E. Chef – District 11

Group 2 question:

Would you rather be a…?

A. Electrician – District 5

B. Computer engineer – District 3

C. Hunter – District 7

Group 3 question:

Would you rather be a…?

A. Fisher – District 4

B. Farmer – District 10

Group 4 question:

Would you rather be a…?

A. Miner – District 13

B. Blacksmith – District 2

C. Politician – *CAPITOL*

D. Jewelry designer – District 1

Now you can finally tell people that you know which district you’d be from if YOU were in The Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor!!

5 Dogs You Should Put on Your Christmas List!

Dogs are considered to be a humans best friend. They are nice, kind, loving, and energetic, usually. I’ve wanted a dog for as long as I can remember, and maybe so do you. If you’re considering asking for a dog this Christmas here are 5 dogs, I think you might want to put on your Christmas list!

Golden Retriever:

Golden retrievers are the fourth smartest dogs in the world. They are loyal, intelligent, and friendly. They try their very hardest to please you and others. They will also work hard to be the best at what they do whether that be hunting, serving as a service dogs, and much more. They are also really adorable, both as puppies and full grown dogs.

Border Collie:

Border Collies are the smartest dogs in the world. They are super energetic, so if you are a busy person you might not want to ask for one. Border Collies are herding dogs. They are known to bond well with their owner which makes them loyal, like every other dog basically. These dogs are also very obedient and adorable.

Labrador Retriever:

Labrador Retrievers are a mix between Labs and Golden Retrievers. They are friendly, hardworking, and compassionate. They are also very energetic, just like Border Collies. Labrador Retrievers are also weather resistant! They are also pretty adorable.

Beagles:

Beagles are very energetic, friendly, small, scent-hounds, and have a happy nature. Sadly, Beagles are stubborn so if you don’t have much time to train them you might not want to ask for one. They are easy to groom, and are also extremely adorable. Also, beagles are good problem solvers.

Australian Shepard:

Australian Shepard’s were not originated in Australia, despite its name. They were originated in the western ranch of America. They are intelligent, hardworking, focused, energetic, and will be glad to do anything you want them to do. They are also very devoted to their owners.

Top Ten Classic Horror Movies

Now there are many different types of horror movies out there, some are ones about demons, some are about psychological horror, and some are even sci-fi themed. But I personally really like Classic Horror movies, even though they may not seem as scary to a few, they are still really good and will have you wondering what will happen next!

10. Child’s Play (R) 1988

Child’s Play is a movie about a robber who before he was caught had put a spell onto a small doll named Chucky. But when the robber had died, it had transferred his soul into the doll. What’s great about the movie was it’s original idea, and the horror from someone turning into a killer doll as no one suspected it.

9.Saw (R) 2004

Saw is a movie about several people put into seemingly inescapable traps by a apprentice in a pig mask and a killer named jigsaw. This movie is filled with fear of not being able to escape a trap to save a family member. This movie dawned several remakes. What’s great about the movie was how the original was mostly filmed in just one room while still keeping the horror, it also can have really stressful moments, watching to see what the person may do or if they will escape.

8.Scream (R) 1996

Scream is a horror movie that isn’t like any other, as in the film they acknowledge horror movies exist, and even watch Halloween in a scene. Which is what makes the movie so good, as most of time it’s watching people fighting a killer blindly, but this you can see them acknowledge they are actually being hunted and how they react to it.

7.Alien (R) 1979

Alien is a movie about Ripley Scott and her crew being stuck on a spaceship with a weird looking alien that only wants to kill. That got on after infecting someone on a distant planet. What makes it great is the feeling of isolation you can see, and the fear that they just have no escape from the monster. What’s great was being able to see the characters realize that they are basically trapped with a monster that seems un-killable, and seeing how they plan to defeat it or stay alive.

6.Nightmare on Elm Street (R) 1984

A Nightmare on Elm Street is about kids who are living on a street where an old killer lived, and now he is haunting the kids dreams in killer ways. It’s great watching them form a plan on how to defeat the killer and make him stop for good. This movie also got a crossover with Friday The 13th, called Freddy Vs Jason. What’s great is the idea that the killer is actually in your dreams instead of attacking directly.

5.Halloween (R) 1978

Halloween is about a crazed killer Michael Myers, who had attacked his family member, and now hunts Lori Strode. He is a very iconic character and recently even got a new movie. It’s great for its kills and the amount of fear from a seemingly human killer, and the wondering of what his motives could be, and if anything can stop him.

4.Friday the 13th (R) 1980

Friday the 13th is about a crazed mom, Pamela Voorhees, who wanted revenge over her son, but is most recognized for Jason Voorhees, her son who wears a hockey mask. But he actually doesn’t even get his hockey mask until part 3. This movie got several remakes, and even a game. It’s great for its kills and the atmosphere.

3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (R) 1974

Texas Chainsaw Massacre is about a cannibal (leatherface), who hunts down these people as they found his house and to try to get them to his family, as they demand. This movie is great because it’s amount of fear for a mostly non-bloody movie, and even giving off a sense that it may not be the killers fault that he is the way he is, but it may be his families.

2.The Thing (R) 1982

The thing is about an alien life slowly taking over people and animals on an isolated research building in the Antarctic. The entire thing is filled with paranoia and wondering who is, and who isn’t infected. It’s great for how well it can show off the people in this very paranoid state, and showing how they react with others knowing that anyone can be The Thing, even one of their closest friends.

1.The Shining (R) 1980

The shining is about a man slowly going insane in a hotel after being stuck in after the snow. After going insane he starts hunting down a girl also in the hotel and says the well known quote “HEEEEERE’S JOHNNY!” It’s a great horror movies, as it seems to have the ability to scare you even when their aren’t jump scares. It was a great adaption from the Stephen King book, and had a really eerie atmosphere that will leave you on edge.

Top Five Things Teens Want For Christmas This Year

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  • The apple watch is like a mini iPhone that you can carry on your wrist all day long. People of all ages use apple watches to help them in their daily lives. These watches can range anywhere from $200 – $400
  • 2. Uggs
  • Uggs are the comfiest and most popular boots out there. They go perfectly with any outfit and teen girls everywhere are wanting a pair for Christmas. Uggs can range anywhere from $100 – $250.
  • 3. Air Pods
  • Apple air pods are small Bluetooth earbuds that have became very popular very quick. They are perfect for work outs and sports because there is no cord getting in the way and they aren’t big and bulky like beats. Air pods are normally about $150.
  • 4. PS4 / Xbox
  • Teens everywhere are obsessed with gaming systems like the PS4 and Xbox. There are tons of games you can play with friends or by yourself. These gaming systems are definitely at the top of many peoples Christmas list. They usually range from $400 – $500.
  • 5. iPhone Xr
  • Every time a new iPhone comes out people go crazy and want to have it immediately. The iPhone Xr is no different! These phones are at the top on many peoples Christmas lists. These phones can range anywhere from $750 – $900.
  • The Writer Behind “Forgiving Frost”

    The Writer Behind “Forgiving Frost”

    By: Eve White, Alaina Walker & Claire Meyer

    One of our own Scribner teachers Cory Huffman published not one but two books, and is currently writing a third. Mr. Huffman is a very good teacher and an amazing author, “His books touched me emotionally,” said Myia Russell. When we asked why he wrote his books he simply answered with “Because I could. My inspiration came from my students at the time, they are now seniors in high school, specifically Olivia Hawkins.” We asked some of his past students if they would recommend his book to others Aaron Lord told us, “Yes, because it is a very adventurous book. Forgiving Frost was an emotional rollercoaster and had me on edge with every word.” This book has emotionally effected many people and is a very adventurous book. While some people say it hasn’t effected them, we know it was a very emotional book. We asked his past stu dents if they had one specific favorite moment in the book. Myia answered, “In the end when he finally realizes that he was going to have to get over her… he wasn’t hers anymore.” This answer shocked us because it was so true. Some of our interviews loved the book and rated it an 11 out of 10, like Myia. But others only rated it a 8.5 out of 10 like Aaron did. When we asked him why he said, ” It was an amazing book, but it wasn’t my favorite.”

    Mr. Huffman, although it only took him four months to write it, went through a very long journey. He knew the story all along, for about 15 years, but he never worked up the courage to write it. This book has his best moments and some of the worst moments in it, that’s what makes it such a good book. We asked him how it feels to know anyone can buy his book and read his journey his response was amazing. “Embarrasing, you feel very vulnerable, like you let someone in on a secret that you didn’t want anybody to hear.” The book was so good that people want another one. We asked some of our interviews if he would to write another book what do you think it would be about? Aaron responded,” I think it would be about his life from a different perspective. It would be from his college/high school life, but from different student’s perspectives. It would be made up but about his life.

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    Top 5 New Years Resolutions for Middle Schoolers

    1.Stress Less

    Middle schoolers often have tests, quizzes, and homework to keep up with. Some may also have sports or clubs to attend afterschool on top of that. So, stressing less should be the number 1 pick.

    2. Stop Procrastinating

    Some student like to hold back their assignments till the last minute. So, some students would say their New Years resolution would be to stop procrastinating.

    3. Spend Less Money

    Some kids choose to spend their money and other kids choose to save it. If you are a spender than one of your resolution could be to spend less.

    4. Find a new hobby

    Middle schoolers can get bored and need something to do when they have time to spend, so some can find a new hobby.

    5. Make new friends

    Sometimes middle schoolers can get down, sometimes it can even be their so called friends fault. Many middle schoolers can be rude and unkind to their peers. One New Years resolution would be to find fun, kind, and loyal friends.

    Top 5 songs to listen to this Christmas season!

    The first song to listen to is a Christmas classic, Jingle Bell Rock! This song will always put you in a good mood especially if you love Christmas as much as I do! This song is even in the movie Mean Girls, the dance from this movie is recreated a lot and it gets a lot of laughs.

    Another song to put you in a Christmas mood is Underneath the Tree! This song is most commonly sang by Kelly Clarkson. While Kelly Clarkson is the most known artist for this song, Greg Kurstin helped out Kelly in the writing process.

    Last Christmas has to be a Christmas song on repeat. Wham! sings a lot of Christmas songs but Last Christmas is probably the most played and listened to.

    Another very frequently played Christ,as song has got to be All I Want for Christmas is you most commonly sang by Mariah Carey! I think, even if you don’t listen to holiday ,using, you have to know the lyrics to this song!

    Mary did you know is not commonly known but it shows the true meaning of Christmas. This song is about The Virgin Mary and her journey to the manger to deliver Baby Jesus.

    Top 10 things to do over Christmas break

    1. Baking

    It’s relaxing and fun to especially with family and friends

    2. Movie marathons

    Movie marathons with friends and family always makes the season bright

    3. Putting up Christmas decorations

    Listen to Christmas music and putting up red and green decorations always gets you in the spirit

    4. Dancing to Christmas music

    Jamming out to some good Christmas music with Christmas cookies

    5. Caroling with friends

    Singing with friends to spread the Christmas cheer

    6. Christmas parties

    Drinking eggnog with Christmas music playing along with friends and family brings Christmas cheer

    7. Christmas dinners

    Eating good food and sharing Christmas joy

    8. Christmas shopping

    Shopping for family and giving joy

    9. slumber parties

    Hanging out with friends and sharing cookies and eggnog

    10. Helping at the homeless shelter

    Helping homeless people and giving thanks for what you have

    Top 3 Pies to Make for the Holidays

    D8FB6E1D-03F9-4F22-A636-E1669ABFCB7D.png1. Apple-Pecan Pie

    An apple pecan pie is a traditional french pie. It has a pie crust and apples inside. Then, pecans are put on top.

    1BB08CB5-AA26-4F54-A730-ECEAAF7D9F2A.jpeg2.  Key Lime Pie

    An American dessert pie made with lemon like juice. The dish is named after the small Key limes that are collected throughout the Florida Keys.

    E6D6BFB7-826E-4D2E-8FA8-F8989081CF24.jpeg3. Cherry Pie

    Cherry pie is a pie baked with a cherry filling. Traditionally, cherry pie is made with tart rather than sweet cherries.