Volume II Issue XI: April 7, 2017
Next Issue: April 21, 2017
By JASMYN GONZALES
Hobbies, talents, desires and dreams are all aspirations for one’s future. Their career or general path in life is derived from an interest in a certain subject or habit. Rap is one of these many arts, and is something that not many students can say is their dedicated hobby. Ray Reed, a junior at Rev has been known for his aspiration to become a professional rapper.
He has rapped for six years and now he has been given the opportunity to show his former high school students his talent by performing at Rev’s next pep rally on Friday April 7. With this huge opportunity, Reed states:
“ I feel really great and pumped about performing at [the rally]; this is the third year I wanted to do it and I finally get my first opportunity. I just stayed patient, made the right moves, talked to the right people and it happened... It'll boost my level of confidence when I first perform on stage In front of a lot of people. Everyone needs to put this on social media, record it, post it to get my name out there...I plan to perform a little freestyle then a tribute to Lil Snupe I'm doing his verse in the song outro but I redid the words to make it clean and after that a little something I wrote so the students can get hyped for my next mixtape, The Amazing Twisted Mind Of Ray. It's gonna be fun.”
The opportunity that Reed has been given is proof that hard work pays off. His consistency in practice and belief that his passion could get him somewhere pushed him into the next step off his road as a rapper. Reed further states:
“ I go by the saying ‘When there's struggle there will be success; you have to struggle at one point in your life before you become successful in what you want to do’...The saying goes with rapping, especially with rappers like Kanye and Eminem. Kanye moved to Chicago with his mom after his dad left and he told his mom that one day she wasn't going to have to work anymore...
Childhood Bunny Photos
By CAROLINE IRVING
It’s that time of year again when the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and national exams are right around the corner, but I digress. Spring is a time for enjoying all the wonderfully sweet things in life: time outdoors, time with friends who might be moving onto the next chapter of their lives, and yes, even the literally sweet things. Here’s a quick how-to guide to the sweetest and easiest springtime sugar cookies that can be whipped together in a flash amidst the end-of-year chaos.
3 cups unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
3 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
9 cups flour
4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 ½ teaspoon salt...
By AHLORA SMITH
Every year, the Boys and Girls Club of America picks an exceptional citizen to be represented as their National Youth of the Year. The candidates for the honor are all hand chosen and are sent to Washington D.C. for a gala and dinner. At this celebration, the Youth of the Year is announced. This honor is given to the person that has inspired communities and children nationally and show the true spirit of the Boys and Girls Club. 2017’s National Youth of the Year award was to presented to Citrus Valley High School’s very own Isabelle Cruz. This is her the interview on her side of the fantastic achievement.
Q: How were you feeling when you found out you were being presented with the award?
“I was just feeling so happy and honored”
Q: How are you now feeling now that there has been a little bit of time for it to set in?
“I’m still just as excited about it as I was that day”...
By JESSICA LOPEZ
Easter has been celebrated by millions of people around the world and is a time where families gather together and children go on the hunt for plastic pastel colored eggs stuffed with candy. Here are some fun Easter Facts that you may have not know about. From Easters origin to different cultural ties
1) Decorating Easter eggs was a symbol of the empty tomb. This tradition is called Pysanka. It was originated from the Ukraine.
2)Wearing new clothes on Easter is considered lucky.
3)Approximately $14.7 billion is spent every year on Easter just in the United States.
4)120 million pounds of candy are sold at Easter.
5)About 90 million chocolate candy bunnies are sold during Easter
6)Eggs were originally dyed with natural items such as onion peels, tree bark, flower petals,and juices.
7)“The White House Easter Egg Roll” has been celebrated since 1878
8)The term Easter comes from the name of the goddess Eostre which means the hare and the egg.
9)More than 700 million peeps are bought during Easter.
10)The idea of the easter bunny hiding eggs and candy for young children to find originally started in Germany during the middle ages.
Where Did You Go During Spring Break?
By MAYA SANCHEZ and MICAELA PENALOZA
Over spring break, I went on a student exchange program in Japan. The entire trip was amazing but the best parts were living with my host family and meeting Japanese students the same age as me.
I went to MSU [Montana State University] in Bozeman and shadowed my brother for a couple days. I also went to Yellowstone and explored it.