John R Williams
7-8th Grade Newspaper
Recovering From Our New workers clear the rubble
By Thoung Nguyen
After the September
11th Attack on
of them had a real chance to escape death, like Marilyn White, a senior vice
president of the institutional business development at Fiduciary Trust Co.
She was on the 95th floor of the second
get in too easily, and dab
yourself once in a while with water. Now
she is safe at home with husband Pual, and her 16 year old son. Marilyn spoke
out to the interviewer of what she thinks we should do to the terrorists.
Marilyn wants justice; she said that we all know they are not afraid to
die, so maybe we can put them away in a place for the rest of their miserable
lives. To get rid of the idea that
they are martyrs, and put them in a position where their names and even some
footnotes about them, will not be found in the history of humanity.
many of us want justice, while others, just want their loved ones back even
more. They wish that this never
happened, but the truth is that it did happen.
The suicide attacks on the
us put our anger on one side for a moment, and think about all that is going on.
I think we were really supportive of the women in
positively and say that they made a difference with their lives, so that they do
not die knowing that nothing came out of their death.
We all made a difference, and this article is to honor our heroes. Fire
Fighters, those who died, Citizens who helped, the blood donors, and the
As for justice, we will have our justice. We will make them see the stupidity of messing with a nation so strong.
not what it’s cracked up to be.
The one thing that bothers
me is the secret admirer thing. It is nice to try and guess who gave you it but
what is the point? You yourself are getting nowhere with the person you like
because they don’t even know the gift is from you! So to all the secret
admirers out there, get yourself up and tell the person you like them!
Devin Mays shed some wisdom on the subject by saying “Valentines day is
for people who are together and want to express their feelings for each other.
If you like someone and they don’t know; Valentines Day is the way to tell
a.ka. Banana Hamick said, “Valentine’s Day is silly. Especially when a
certain boyfriend does not have the guts to tell you he is dumping you 1 day
before Valentine’s Day, and his friends have to do it!” Even mentioning the
day leads some people to storm off in anger.
Weldon told me, “Valentines Day is stoo-pid, but I like the little candy
opinion about Valentines Day: stupid and idiotic. I don’t like it. What’s
the point? Save your money for better things instead of
candy hearts. Unless you like
candy hearts, then by all means, waste away!
By Mary Nguyen
Planets and Singing, Lots of Fun at
R Williams Space Extravaganza!
By Thao Ho
When the sun just began to
come in direct alignment with Pluto a strange thing began to occur at JRW.
I heard there
was going to be a space musical performance and being such a fan of the whole
space thing, I just had to attend!
the multi-use room I was excited and happy.
I could not wait for the show to start! My heart started beating with joy
as the show finally began. Our performers or stars of the show were fourth and
fifth graders. There were so many of them; they were everywhere around the room.
There was singing and dancing and it all was about space!
There were many students who attended to watch the stars perform.
The fourth and fifth graders were enthusiastic with great shots and hand
movements. As they performed their routine, the audience was great.
They gave their performers their full attention. The audience seemed to
enjoy the fulfillment of the show, they always had a smile on their faces, and
so did I. I was so amazed by their performance. They were so happy as they did
their dance, which makes the audience happy to see they are enjoying it too.
The lights were out through
all of the performances. The stars expressed their feelings by singing sons and
giving us information about our solar system. I always saw smiles on all of the
performers as they sang songs about our planet and solar system. It made me
happy because it is good to know that there are people who are interested in
space too! As the sung, voices were
soft and smooth, songs about traveling through space or “Earth is number one
for me” and we cannot forget “Moon madness”.
the end of their show, I was so surprised that every single fourth and fifth
grader knew all the words and knew all the dance routines. It was a great
experience of me. It made me more interested in learning about the universe. I
enjoyed it very much; make sure you are there next year!
R Williams proves their worth at
Thursday, January 30th
John R Williams went to
Before the game I interviewed Patrick a John R Williams
6th grader and he said that he had high hopes of winning tonight. And
win they did! John R
dominated the game throughout the night
By the end of the game John R had 55 points and the defeated
By the end of the game John R had 55 points and the defeated
game after was played by the 7th and 8th graders.
“I think we are going to
win tonight, my teammates and I have a great bond, we are like brothers!”
R Girls vs.
R Girls vs.
I came upon the scene just
after the game had started. The sun
beat down upon the ground yet a light breeze cooled off my skin.
As I walked over to the game it was chaos.
Yelling, Screaming, Eyes giving looks that could kill, yes, it was
definitely girl’s football. It was the age old rivalry, the John R Williams
girls verses the
They might have
been friends off the field, exchanging numbers and talking for hours on the
phone, but on the field, well, let us
just say things got heated.
I distinctly head referee Mr. Evans warn the girls many times about the “attitude” happening on the field. But in the end, it was all in good fun, the girls had let competition get to their heads. Alicia Porter looks for anyone open.
The game was a struggle. The ball flew from the skilled hands of Alicia Porter, as the defense rushed in. Jocelyn Henry got her hands on the ball quite a few times. Judy Saechao was a blurry of motion trying to catch the other teammates.
Jocelyn smashes into the sidelines, Long N and Del Alcones are almost run over!
It was more a slap than a
tag football match, yet it was justifiable considering the game
was tied and each team was trying their best to be the best.
The end at
last, was not pretty. Both teams refusing to give up, yet the time was over.
They went home fuming that there was no winner. The score was 1 touch
down to 1 touch down. Tied up. Too
bad there was no overtime!
Mr. Evans give the historical lecture on the "attitude" problem
in the game
Mr. Evans give the historical lecture on the "attitude" problem in the game
Movie Review by Johnny Chin
Britney Spears who plays Lucy is a light hearted girl
next door. At her graduation, she reunites with her old friend played by Zoë
Saldana and Mimi played by Taryn Manning. They
said they would all be best friends, but all went their separate way after high
school. Lucy is the smart and
innocent valedictorian. Kit is the conceited and popular girl. Mimi is the
pregnant rebel. Mimi decided to go
played by Anson Mount, a
mysterious old friend of Mimi’s, to drive them there.
Ben happens to be very strange and has a bad reputation.
As they go on this trip, they all get along and forget how much hatred
Britney spears did not have such great acting skills. Her acting was
probably as good as her music, not very good. For example, where there is an
emotional scene, she can keep a sad face on for half the time.
Anson Mount was all right. Nothing much left need to be said. Spear’s
two partners did an excellent job of being opposites.
I think you
probably would not like this movie, unless you are a Britney Spears fan.
In my opinion, I think that pop stars should not make movies. Making pop
albums is one thing, but to make movies is another.
If you are not good, just do not do it at all. So, my overall rating for
this movie is probably two out of five stars.
by Felisa West
The Club Live field trip was a fun filled day that took us up to Cottage Springs. Everyone went tumbling down slopes and had to walk back again. It was hard to climb up the hill, but it was worth sliding down!!! It was an incredible and fantastic day. From eight in the morning to around five in the evening it was fun all the way.
When we got to Cottage Springs we took a partner, got a tube, and took turns going down. A couple of us did the chain, race, or just slid. Later as we were going home we decided to take a group photo for the year book. After we climbed on gigantic rocks, Mrs. Knowles declared a snow-ball figh! It was war with everyone, some tried to sneak back to the car, but Anthony and Sunya got them all.
Finally, we went to a restraunt and got ice cream on our way home. We all enjoyed our snow day.
Banner would like to welcome two new artists that gave us some funny cartoons:
Travis Tondee and Patrick Auer. Here they are:
Kids tricycle=smashed flower
when you think things are looking good. . . . .
Both by Patrick Auer
one by Travis Tondee
And for some pictures not used but taken by Staff.
Lots of Love here at JRW. .
Mr. Goodman keeps telling
the boys not to hold hand in class but they don’t listen!
bright flash! Bright flash!
Carvalho does his civic duty/ Watching at break
I have no
idea what Judy is doing here!
Earth to Anthony...... come in
we have lift
Hey! Thanks to all the staff here at THE BANNER for
the great articles! They did a good
job and worked hard to get these stories done.
Jessica Kurland (Student
Special Thanks to Mr. Sandler for
developing all those pictures.
Even the ones SOMEONE took that
were not about the
Mr. Sandler. . .
always there when
you need him!