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My Life by Brian Parent

I was growing up being abused, used, teased and taunted. Never felt wanted/ felt dead inside a gauntlet. Shit was crazy up in my brain. No way to release the pain. all I wanted was fame. To be apart of the game. But I was anonymous. I had No Name but things got twisted. I got pissed and started opening up to the people that meant the most. About to erupt, my mind corrupt, it won't shut up. I know I was young but I Saved my Mother a few times!! Spent some time and came up with some new rhymes.

Gossip Column #1

Worst Food in the Cafeteria: Mac & Cheese. Or the fake Chinese food. Worst Fashion Trend: Wacky Tacky mismatched clothing. Most embarrassing event seen in the hallways: Teachers falling down. You try not to laugh, but sometimes it's just too funny. Observation: Seems like less fights this year than last year.

Basketball's Back

The sports season is starting up, and at MBA, that means just one thing: Basketball. It's the only team sport at the school. At this point, try-outs have happened, and the starting five has probably been chosen. There's a new coach, Mr. Staggers, who played for the Harlem Globetrotters and looks like he'll be a good coach. Last year, the basketball team made it all the championships, but couldn't play because one of the players did not attend the school, so the team had to forfeit the championship game. Last year's coach, Mr. House, was aware of the problem since the student in question was his nephew. It was heartbreaking to get so far and not be allowed to play. Our main rival was High School in the Community, the school just down the street. The team practices here at MBA, but all the games are played at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School. The team plays other small magnet high schools in New Haven. We'll be interviewing the team about what they're looking forward to, and watching the season as it  develops.

Basketball's B ack

The sports season is starting up, and at MBA, that means just one thing: Basketball. It's the only team sport at the school. At this point, try-outs have happened, and the starting five has probably been chosen. There's a new coach, Mr. Staggers, who played for the Harlem Globetrotters and looks like he'll be a good coach. Last year, the basketball team made it all the championships, but couldn't play because one of the players did not attend the school, so the team had to forfeit the championship game. Last year's coach, Mr. House, was aware of the problem since the student in question was his nephew. It was heartbreaking to get so far and not be allowed to play. Our main rival was High School in the Community, the school just down the street. The team practices here at MBA, but all the games are played at Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School. The team plays other small magnet high schools in New Haven. We'll be interviewing the team about what they're looking forward to, and watching the season as it  develops.

Debating the Dress Code: An Editorial

By FTE Students The dress code at Metro is not well enforced. And it shouldn't be. We know there's a dress code. We've seen students get in trouble for breaking it. There have even been classroom sweeps by the administration. Students must wear khaki pants (female students can wear khaki skirts), and shirts with collars. For a while, they tried to get everybody to wear church shoes, but that didn't happen. We don't like the dress code because we just don't want to wear those clothes every day. We feel like we're in jail, having to look like everybody else. Why can't we have freedom of speech? We understand that a dress code means we don't have to spend a lot of money on things we need to wear. But that's not a good enough argument. People try to say we'd get distracted, but we get distracted regardless. Why are we subject to a dress code and not other rules, ones that actually might help us get a better education?    

Snow Concerns

By Kayla (Editor's note: Kayla had composed a short piece about how her father could not get to work during the snowstorm earlier this month. Before she could post it, however, the piece somehow disappeared from the screen. We suspect it was suddenly snowed in, covered in white blank space.)

Snow Concerns

By Isaiah The concerns with this snow was that it was too high. For example, the snow covered my door so I wasn't able to go out until Ishoveled it. It took me a while because it was heavy. Plus, it was sticking to the ground so I had to get a shovel and get deep in there and get some of the snow up. The other concerns were that a lot of people don't have garages, so they had to put their cars on the street. The snow covered the car, so basically they had to dig their way to get their car. That probably took a lot of time to do. The last concern was that when people run out of food they can't drive. So they had to walk to the supermarket or other places. Of course, some stores were closed. Personally, I didn't mind the snow because I made some money off of it. I had to shovel people's driveways and walkways so they could get their cars out of the garage and drive places and do the walkways just so they could walk out the house.

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