B y : Ar t u r o Ga r c i a
C HICAGO : M USEUM S CIENCE & I NDUSTRY
OUR TRIP TO C H I CAG O
Ms. Phelps, Ms. V, and Ms. Vize took their Social Studies classes to the Museum of Science and
Industry in December. Each class worked on projects for the different countries’ winter holidays. Each
student in a Social Studies class presented their projects during the World Cultures Fair.
“The field trip was fun and a great learning experience.”- Ms. Vize
“Stay Classy Chicago.”- Mike Jensky
“It was very successful, the students blew me away with their great behavior and positive
all the students for working so hard on their World Winter
The field trip was a success! I loved being able to reward
Val and Chris posing in front
of a Christmas tree
attitudes. They represented KEC very well.”- Ms. Phelps
Holiday projects.—Ms. V
Robert, Cody, Jessica, and “The human fetuses were cool because they were real.”- Valerie Maldonado
Seth checking out a fake Chi-
“It was fun, my favorite part was the fetus exhibit because they showed
the baby from day 1 up to 9 months.”- Luis Suarez
CLASSIC CHICAGO SHINE
Group picture in front of an
By: Valerie Maldonado
Michael’s Early Life & Career
Michael Joseph Jackson a string of black clubs album “Thriller,”
was born on August 29, known as the "Chitlin which was top 10 of
1958 as the eighth of Circuit,” where they the Billboard 200 for
ten children in Gary, often opened for strip 80 consecutive weeks.
Indiana to Katherine
teases and other In 1984 pyrotechnics
Esther Jackson and Jo-
seph Walter Jackson. adult acts. In 1966 accidentally set Jack-
Michael has three sisters they won a talent son's hair on fire. He
who are Rebbie, La Toya, show, and after they suffered second-
and Janet. He also has six won they sang for the degree burns to his
brothers who are Jackie, record label Steel- scalp. In 1993 the
Tito, Marlon, Jermaine,
Randy, and Brandon (who
town. In 1968 they first child sexual abuse
got signed to Motown allegations came up, but
was Marlon’s twin and
Michael was pronounced
died shortly after his Records. Michael
to be innocent. Later In
birth). As a child Michael went solo in 1978 and
stated that he was March 2009, Jackson
started working on
physically and emo- announced in a press
his “Off The Wall”
tionally abused dur- conference at Lon-
album with Quincy
ing incessant rehears- don's O2 arena that
Jones’s help. After
als by whippings and he would perform
selling over 20 mil-
name calling by his there in major come-
lion copies worldwide,
father. Michael first back concerts titled
he won three awards
started his career “This is it”. The con-
at the American Mu-
along with his broth- certs would have com-
sic Awards for his
ers in the group the menced on July 13,
solo efforts. In 1982
Jackson 5. They fre- 2009 and finished on
he started his second
quently performed at March 6, 2010.
Death & Memorial
On June 25, 2009, al was held on July 7, just wanted to say I
Jackson collapsed at 2009, at the Staples love him so much”. A
his rented mansion in Center in Los Ange- while after his death
Los Angeles, Califor- les. Jackson’s 11 year the coroner decided to
nia. His personal phy- old daughter cried as treat his death as
sician tried to resusci- she told the crowd homicide. Jackson
tate him, but he was “Ever since I was was buried on Sep-
unsuccessful. He was born, Daddy has been tember 3, 2009 at
pronounced dead at the best father you Forest Lawn Memori-
2:26 p.m. His memori- could ever imagine. I al in California.
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phy reporting that her daugh-
ter Brittany Murphy had col-
lapsed while taking a shower
and she was not responding
Brittany Murphy will deeply be
her daughter was identified
missed. In my eyes and many others
as Brittany Murphy the mother
Brittany Murphy will never be for-
told the emergency operator
gotten!!!! Brittany was a very
that her son-in-law was giving
pretty, outgoing, and unique out-
Brittany mouth to mouth to try
going person. I know she will al-
to save her the LAPD arrived
ways be my inspiration. I ask my
at Brittany’s Hollywood es-
self again why her? Why now? I
tate and they rushed her to
think that God needs the good peo-
Cedars-Sinai medical center
ple because he is running out of
and was pronounced dead at
them. The reason I always change
10:04 am. An autopsy was per-
my hair color is because of the
formed and there were no
quote Brittany made on `The today
sign of violent trauma to the
show with Jay Leno` which is “if
body. The cause of death is
you can’t change your surround-
pending on the neurological
ings, change hair color”. Brit-
report. The results are still
tany Murphy was a role model to
pending due to the toxicology
many females including my sister
and tissue samples results.
Brittany’s funeral is to be Brittany Anne Murphy. R.I.P.
held at Forest Lawn CemeteryBrittany Murphy is well BRITTANY ANNE MURPHY
on December 24,2009 at 2:45.remembered for her role in My deepest sympathies are sent
No living thing should ever
Just Married, as she plays out to the family and fans of this
have to do this. The funeral
a wife in a newly wedded wonderful role model.
was reported to be private.
couple and they suddenly
Many flowers and cards were
have little differences? MOVIES
sent with deep sympathy.
But in the end they know 8-MILE
The Murphy family is ex-
they were made for JUST MARRIED
pecting to have a much CLUELESS
eachother. In my opinion
larger memorial in the lov- HAPPY FEET
I think her husband Simon
ing memory of DEADLINE
Jack was not at all
What “grinds By: Seth Oates
Teachers Charlie H.– Some-
times old people.
Keion A.– When I lose in
Ms. Male– People who lie & Madden.
Karissa M.– Drama.
Ms. Silver– Stupid people.
Jessica S.– Prank calls.
Ms. Phelps– People who talk
over someone who's speaking. Elise L.– Fake people.
Mr. Chuck– Bad drivers. Cody M.– Idiots.
Ms. V.– When the dish wash- Ashley W.– When people
er is empty and there's dirty text while your on the
dishes in the sink. phone.
Ms. Lehman.– Swearing. Killian G.– When people
Cindy– When people take take my crap and it’s
stuff off my desk without lost.
asking. Seth O.– People who
Ms. Vize– Iowa drivers. think they’re something
Jonelle– Bad restaurant special when they’re not.
service. Ricardo V.– When people
Mr. Burress- Deceit. spread rumors.
Santos C.– When people
Cody B.– Bad tippers.
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There are 7 differences between Photo
1 and Photo 2. The first to find them
all and show Ms. V will win a
By: Killian Greenwell
By: Anna C
Do you think capital punishment (death penalty)
should be legal?
Jowell E.: Only for rapists and child killers.
Chris R.: No, it should not be legal
Arturo G.: It depends, for child molesters, innocent people
killers, and rapists, yes.
Alex S.: Yes
Ricardo V.: Yes
Valerie M.: No
Mr. Zeeh: Only in some cases, it depends on the severity of
Luis S.: No
Seth O.: No
Zayda G.: No
Advice w/ Anna
Q. I have a brother who’s 13, and he is totally not like me in any way.
He likes to play Xbox Live all day, and he never leaves the house. All I
like to do is go out with my friends, party, and hangout with my boy-
friend. My parents want us to spend more time together, since it seems
like we aren’t even related. The problem is that I have no idea what to
do with him. I tried hanging out with him before, but it was just weird.
A. Well, since you guys don’t have much in common, try something
new together. Or maybe there’s something you guys used to do togeth-
er when you were younger that you might want to do again. I’m sure
you two have something in common; it just might not come to you
right away. But you will never know if you don’t try, so just go out to
lunch or go to the movies together to start things off.
By: Killian Green
said “We wer
just trying to
help others o
by raising so
thought it we
Before Christmas break Ms. Waldorf’s health
Patric class and who ever else wanted to help brought in
said “ Miller baked goods to sell during lunch to raise money for
me fe t made food for the poor in Africa. $12 can feed an entire
help o l good to family for a month, $20 can provide 100lbs. of rice
thers” and beans, and $36 feed a child for a whole year. Peo-
ple in these countries are starving everyday. Even with
a job they can hardly afford food just for themselves,
let alone their whole family. Some of the families are
lucky just to have water to drink. I interviewed some
students who participated in the fundraiser to see
what they thought about it. aid
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had to say “ Tann ough ot
always good It’s
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to help othe thin y and
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By: Mike Jensky
New tech and inventions
Later this year all of the major TV brands are planning on
In 2010 expect some really releasing their 3-D TVs. These 3-D TVs will be using the
cool new things to be new LED technology and will be able to convert all regular
around that will change programming to 3-D as well. Blu ray players will now be
the way we look at technol- sold to convert 3-D, so you won’t need to buy a new TV.
ogy now. From a phone And for those who own a PS3, it will be updated and opti-
with a projector to TVs that
mized to work in 3-D (you would just need to go out and
are now 3-D. The possibili-
ties are endless when it get the glasses).
comes to the future of the-
se new gadgets.
This phone is a new
business phone simi-
lar to the blackberry
but has a built in pro-
jector on the top.
Samsung and LG
both make phone like
this. You can use this
to show presenta-
tions on the fly with
the projector. Once its
on it makes a giant
screen on your wall.
Sony’s new head unit (car stereo equipment) is some-
thing I haven't seen yet. The front of it folds out just like
most of today's head units, but instead there is a slot to
put your Ipod in and control it all from the face buttons.
This is supposed to come out in March and will cost
around $150 .