By Hana Nakayama
This is the last and final season of Game of Thrones (GOT). It is to be released on April 14, on the HBO channel. There have been Game of Thrones marathons going on so people can catch up for the new season. This season is only going to have six episodes because “Unlike the first six seasons that each had ten episodes and the seventh that had seven episodes, the eighth season only has six episodes. Like the previous season, it largely consists of original content not found in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and adapts material Martin revealed to the showrunners about the upcoming novels in the series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_Thrones_(season_8)
It is coming up soon, better start the recording, the food and things set up for all you GOT fans out there. This is going to be the best season yet and the last one to be made. So be ready because “Winter is Coming.”
By Taniya Gaines
It has now been 2 months since our internships began and some seniors have faced many challenges already. We are learning how to deal with the difficult things that come with teaching.
As Mrs. Delehanty likes to say there is no such thing as a bad student; some students just make bad decisions. It’s hard trying to figure out the right ways to handle the situation when their teacher is dealing with another issue.
Senior Intern Deya Flores has had to deal with her students talking about their English teacher in Spanish because they don’t like her. She says that it is hard sometimes because they don’t know when to stop and also at times she wants to laugh but she knows she can’t.
During dismissal is when my students start to act out of control because there is no learning happening in the last 20-30 minutes. When I pull students out because of their behavior, they laugh because they think of me as one of their friends instead of another adult in the room.
On a positive note, it’s great to see how creative the first graders that I work with are when they are creating their own fairytales. They are always so eager to learn and improve on their writing skills. I think it’s safe to say that they might be smarter than me especially when using technology for learning. I have enjoyed watching one of my students go from being the shyest student in the class to one of the most outspoken students.
We are excited to see what the next 2 months will bring as we are preparing to teach the students a small lesson we have created for them. Stay tuned!
By Zaire Briggs
When the weather starts to get nicer, School becomes more tiresome. Students have been waiting for the summer for a long time. When it finally gets nice outside nobody wants to spend their day in school. Especially if you're a senior and you already know you’re going to graduate regardless. Plus this is definitely around the time students become less motivated when it comes down to school.
I'm sure many teachers and students would agree that students skip school when the weather gets nice. East High Senior Nina Gambill says, “We want to enjoy the weather and not waste half the day in school.” She also states she does not skip school when the weather gets nice herself because “most of her friends be in school.”
Business teacher Mrs. Gerritz says, “Yes I do think students skip school when the weather gets nice.” When she was in high school she did not skip school when the weather got nice because she says, “I played sports and extra activities so I had to be in school if I wanted to play sports and get my education.”
It might be tempting, but don’t skip school kids, we are almost done.
By Shaffiria Dortch
Summertime is coming and no one wants to sit in the house and be bored so here are some things that you and your friends and family might be able to do around Rochester.
The Strong Museum of Play is located at 1 Manhattan Square Drive. The museum is open Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-8pm and on Sunday 12-5pm. Another fun activity starting in June is Seabreeze amusement park, located at 4600 Culver Rd. Seabreeze admission rates are $35.99 for a ride and slide pass where you get to ride all the water rides and roller coasters, $28.99 for a pass if your under 48 inches, $13.99 for a spectator pass if you want to just walk around the park and not ride anything. They also have a night rider pass and that pass is $24.99, so if you come any time after 5pm you can stay until closing. Seabreeze also has free parking. The park hours for the month of June are 11am-9pm, July and August 11am-10pm.
Seneca Park Zoo is another option, located at 2222 St. Paul St. It is open Monday-Sunday 10am-4pm, and their general admission is 2 & under free , 3-11 years is $9, 12-62 years is $12 and 63 and up is $11.
Another one of my favorite places to go is Rochester Public Market located at 280 North Union Street. The public market is free to get into and you just pay for anything you want to purchase. I love going to the public market on Saturday mornings, getting breakfast and walking around looking at all the different things they have for sale.
No matter how you plan to spend your summer, be sure to get out and take advantage of all the great things we have to experience here in Rochester.