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Tuesday, 20 June 2017


Edition 004

Napkin Reviews
By Amanda Toledo and Mariana Leiva

A napkin review
From two poetry loving

We are back with the last edition of Napkin Reviews for this school year - BUMMER I KNOW! - For this edition we thought we’d throw it back a little and chose a masterpiece from the unorthodox, rebel poet e.e. Cummings!

“since feeling is first,” e.e. cummings
since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers. Don’t cry
—the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids’ flutter which says

we are for each other: then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life’s not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis

About the poem:
our thoughten love will
Never wholly kiss syntax
lovers, period

This poem is literally the nightmare of any english teacher!
Cummings avoids punctuation and sentence structure as I would avoid any kind of physical exercise. Instead he creates his own rules; use capitals to emphasise, punctuation to adjust the rhythm of the poem, creating an ambiguous masterpiece, that addresses the experience of being in love and the progression of life and death.

“Since feelings is first” is an essential Carpe Diem poem, and we’d love to leave you guys, on this note. Have a safe but FUN summer, remember that life’s not a paragraph!  
  • A&M


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Justin Bieber fans go insane for handsome security guard (Boy Roeles)
By: Kamila Monroy

Justin Bieber performed at the Pinkpop music festival in the Netherlands, while he surely had plenty of fans swooning in the crowd. An attractive security guard was near the stage, it caught the eye of some concert-goers that shared photos of him in social media (Twitter). A few girls took pictures of the guard and posted them on Twitter with comments about his good looks.

That’s when it went viral, with ten of thousands of Twitter users were freaking over the good-looking teen.boy.PNG

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It was only a matter of time before Twitter users tracked down his Instagram learning that the name of the bodyguard was Boy Roeles.
The 18 year-old from Heerenveen in the Netherlands was shocked by his overnight fame. And created his own Twitter account to keep up with it.

“My phone has exploded with messages, I don't know whats going to happen.. but its going to be crazy I think” he wrote.


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Inside, is who we are
 By Paulina Alarcon

Being a ‘good’ person has become so relative. Something so simple, has become so complex . A human being can pray, believe in god, give, go to church, serve, and all those qualities that we “think” makes a human “good”. The question however isn't what you believe in or what method of living you follow but how you treat people and who you are, that reflects your true self.

People get so often confused about what makes a “good” person that they believe that the way you appear, dress, look,  will determine who you are. In these times we see the human race eating each other with criticism and basing a person’s integrity by their appearance. If we see a women in a short dress or shrill colors, we immediately believe she is a sinful, seductive woman, but what we ourselves fail to understand is that, in making that assumption, without the proper knowledge, talks more about ourselves than of that women. Society inundates us with expectations of how we should behave, how we should look, and even how we should live. Consequently, being different or acting in an alternate way is seen as an act of rebellion, a threat to human nature. Nowadays individuals are masquerading their true self, hiding who they are, or who they want to be, because of fear of rejection from society, because they are afraid if they do not act in such manner, or believe in such thought, then they will not “fit in” and thus they will be seen as an anomaly in a system of indistinguishability.

When people begin to prohibit new ideas, behaviors or concepts is when intolerance takes a stand and prejudice, racism, discrimination comes in the picture. Humans have been raised with a presented concept of what makes a good mundane life, involving these stages: Study, attend university, graduate, get a high paid job, marry, have children, grandchildren and eventually die. That is the idea of a life nowadays, we live by others expectations when really, what we should be doing is encouraging freedom and innovation. Close minded people will constantly limit our abilities by stating what we can or cannot achieve, making us believe that our own capability is less than what it actually is. Their own blindness makes them powerless, incapable, and many of us follow those kinds of people, infesting ourselves with their narrow beliefs.

For example, numerous religions state that homosexuality is immoral, they are often bombarded with looks of rejection and criticism, mostly in third world countries such as El Salvador; but what we should stop to think about is that homosexuas are common humans, with simply different likes. Who you like, or what you prefer does not define who you are as a person. Being different does not mean bad, through your life you encounter people with different perspectives, which will probably disagree completely in what you believe, still that does not make them worse, or better than you. Being “good”  is simply a word that defines your own personal morals, your beliefs, but mostly who you are as a person and how you treat others, that will be what ultimately reflects your true persona.

Youth live trapped in a sea of sameness, where if you are different, odd, you get criticized, excluded. But yet again, that is how society works, as the famous philosopher Plato said, “Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed by the masses.” And that is one of the most severe problems here in this world, that ignorant people are full of confidence, while the smart, open ones are full of doubt. Most people lack character to choose their own journey, instead they settle for following the conventional, crowd and before you know it your essence has vanished and you have become yet another grain of sand in the monotonous infinite sea.

I realized that what truly matters is having the courage to be yourself, to be whatever you want to be, dress however you want to dress, do whatever you want to do, because at the very, very end, people will always talk,criticize, so you might as well be you. We should grow from the inside and try to be the best possible version of ourselves, because that is important. In this modern world we have become too concerned and too aware of how we project ourselves in the outside, and instead we have neglected our inside. Let what you do and who you are in the inside matter most than the exterior. Society is superficial, people will always stereotype and will define who you are by what you look, but the thing is, physical beauty is just a temporary decoration, that will deteriorate with time. How you think, how you love, and how you treat people will be the ultimate pull that will bring the right people into your life. If you are you, and do good, you will come to love and respect yourself. Therefore, you will attract people who respect and value you. Just be yourself, life is too short to be like everybody else :)


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Final Thoughts: Sushi Edition 

By Vanessa Reyes & Laura Monterrosa

Have you ever wondered how the school’s sushi compares to other ones in the market? Even though your answer is most likely no, we decided to compare them as a means of determining which one provides the best overall experience at its price.vs.JPG

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L: Sushi is an amazing vegetarian option! At SOHO they give you 8 veggie rolls for $5.95, making it an extremely affordable option for anyone looking for a cheap, yet appetizing, meal. Even though the price was convenient and the taste was superb, they took a considerable amount of time preparing it. I’m not one to rush perfection, however, making a person wait an hour and a half for food is just outright ridiculous, especially if they are the only ones at the restaurant.

*The only thing that saved this rating was our beaming waitress who did not fail to comfort us after they took AN HOUR AND A HALF PREPARING OUR FOOD!

For us non-vegetarians, things aren’t as cheap. Sushi rolls at SOHO can go up to $14.00 and is tempting to splurge. However the overall atmosphere of the restaurant makes up for it, as you feel as if you are in a fancier place. Apart from that the sushi is pretty good, it feels fresh and you can enjoy many different varieties. The only thing I can actually judge from SOHO is the service though. As it really boils my pot when people advertise their wifi as “open”, when it is actually blocked.

Rant Section: As you can see below SOHO is also a good place to hang out with friends, as they join as many tables as needed. Sadly amongst my group there was someone really rude who asked for their food to be packaged before I had the chance to finish my plate.

L: Moreover, things are remarkably different for vegetarians when it comes to the school’s sushi. There was just one option, which included crab, therefore I had to destroy the roll to remove it. The taste was nothing to rave about, nonetheless, it was exceptional given the price. However, it is noteworthy to mention that it costs only $2, meaning that it is very accessible for students who are seeking something different for lunch.

V: In the cafeteria there was only one type of sushi available, but this was still a novelty for the school. The amount was substantial but it lacked presentation and freshness; as in comparison to SOHO, AL GUSTO sells pre made food. However the fact that it was pre made, was somewhat an advantage as we didn’t have to die waiting. Another factor we took into account was that the sushi at the cafeteria does not include a table. Meaning that we cannot make a fair comparison in relation to setting.   

Al Gusto is not specialised in Japanese Cuisine, therefore we ignored details such as the fact one piece was “messy”.



Even Though SOHO had a better ambiance, as well as flavour this time around AL GUSTO takes the prize. This is because we got our food quickly and at a very good value; taking in account that we got approximately the same amount of product but at a fraction of the cost. However I wouldn’t go as far as saying the investigation was a complete success, as both places are marketed for completely different people and therefore have a completely different mission. Creating limitations within our comparison.


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Game Review Of "The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild"- By Diego Mina

The Legend Of Zelda is a great game franchise which was first released in 1986 with the first game in the series with the same name. It has had 19 releases to this date, the most recent one being “The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild” released in March 3rd of 2017 for the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch. This was a release title for the nintendo switch, along with 1-2 Switch and “Bomberman R”. Breath Of The Wild is a great game and it is why I will be reviewing such title for today. Keep in mind ONE THING.

We begin in the land of hyrule, where the hero of legend, Link (You used to be able to name your character but I guess Nintendo was tired of you naming your character something stupid) has awaken from a 100 slumber on regeneration. It turns out the land has fallen and is under attack by ganon’s forces. You must awake all four divine beasts and regain the land.

This game is an homage to the original Legend Of Zelda. These 2 games have one thing in common, they are the only free roam games in the series. What I really love about TLOZ:BOTW (Short for The Legend Of Zelda:Breath Of The Wild cuz I got lazy and decided to put the abbreviation) is that after beating the starting area you can go straight ahead and have a go at the final dungeon and boss. Yet it is extremely hard to beat the game at that stage, where you have no armour and your only weapons are clubs and weak swords. As of the 13th of June, 2017, the fastest a player has been able to beat the game is in 39m:57s (Ikkitrix from USA). My personal record is 7h:28m. But you can also take it slow and go at your own pace, beat it including the divine beasts and what not. There are more than a few side quests, these are divided into 3 categories, Main Quests, Shrine Quests and Side Quests. Main Quests are the ones you have to complete to get the True/Good Ending as there are two endings. Shrine Quests are quests you must complete to access a locked shrine. Shrines are sort of like….short dungeons in the game. There are 120 of these shrines. Side Quests are your regular plain quests which imply mostly simple tasks such as hunting for bugs and/or materials. But there is one quest which beats the hard level in all of the previously mentioned quests. This is the Korok Seed Hunting Quest. Koroks are these little creatures which are scattered all around the map. 900 to be exact. Keep in mind this map is bigger than that of most RPG’s as this game map is over 300 sq km. This ain't an easy task and all the hunting turns out to only be for an inventory expansion.

This game uses many mechanics from other Free-Roam RPG’s, such as cooking elixirs and food to get buffs, the use of different armour and weapons and the use of horses and other creatures to ride around the map. These creatures classify into 2 categories, those that can be registered at a stable and those that you can't.

One thing I really love is how they make references and cameos of different items, areas and characters from past games. The music couldn't be better. I bought the collector's edition which included the soundtrack. It is soothing yet so intense at times. It uses different cultures as bases for different towns such as Kokiri Town being based off of Japan’s Kyoto region.
This game couldn't be more perfect. It was given a 10/10 by IGN, a 5/5 by Common Sense Media and a 97% by Metacritic. In my opinion, I think it deserves 9.9/10 since there always is chance to make it better. Lets just hope that the DLC doesn't suck and I wasted 20 bucks on a sucky new storyline and modes.


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K-pop FAB or TRASH

May K-pop Recommendation

By: Sofia Martinez

May 15th, 2017
The Kings of Mystery concept are back better than ever.
This time, they are gracing us with elegant and dream-like East Asian mythology concept. Just oh my god, what a visually appealing video.
VIXX are a six-membered group from Jellyfish Entertainment (house to girl group gugudan), legendary in terms of vocals and Overwatch rankings. Usually, big groups have two main vocals but VIXX has them and they pride themselves in being a vocally powerful group. They already have 5 years in the industry, and have become famous for their unique concepts raging from Voodoo dolls, Robots, Greek mythology and now East Asian mythology.
Throughout the video, the boys appear in these fantastical backgrounds, whilst they sing with their heavenly throat sounds. Currently I have two must-listen-whilst-I-shower songs from VIXX, Superhero and The Closer, and this comeback was so good that Shangri-La earned itself a place in my shower playlist.
This music video is so unreal but oh so addictive. You don’t even feel the passage of time, and the dance is so elegant and wispy (ugh I just can’t with so much perfection). And the boys are so h a n d s o m e.
Hyuk, I swear I will give him all my money and my soul if he continues being so utterly perfect.
And KEN, just oh my god. So beautiful and ethereal. If I wasn’t a broke-axx student, I would have definitely bought their physical album and just go die because ugh these boys are angelic.
In general, their dances relate a lot with the concept that they are doing; but this comeback I think they went to another level. Although, the choreography this time doesn’t have any acrobatics (like in Voodoo), it matches completely with the concept. The dance with a fan and show light traces of mythology in their dance moves; I’m in love.
VIXX slayed.


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Chemistry revision: Some of the useful keywords and things to remember about Atoms, elements and compounds.
By: Daniella Nasser 9D
I wrote this article to help students understand and enjoy chemistry as much as I do.
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Key words:
Ions: charged particles, formed when electrons are gained or given up.
  • Positive ions: lost electrons.
  • Negative ions: gained electrons.

Elements: Are made up of one type of atom only.

Compounds: Are made up of more than one kind of atom chemically bonded together in fixed proportions.

Proton number (atomic number): Number of protons in the nucleus of an atom. In the periodic table the elements are arranged in ascending order of proton number.

Nucleon number (mass number): Number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus of an atom.

  • Important things to remember:
  • Atoms have a neutral overall electrical charge, this is because the number of electrons in an atom is the same as the number of protons in its nucleus.
  • Atoms may be identified by their proton number.

Isotopes: atoms of the same element (consequently same atomic number) but with different numbers of neutrons (dissimilar nucleon number).

Example: Isotopes of hydrogen.

1 - 1 = 0
2 - 1 = 1
3 - 1 = 2

Uses of radioisotopes:
  • Industrial check for leaks in pipes
  • Medical use of cobalt-60 is to treat cancer.

Ionic Bonding
Atoms join together (form bonds) in order to achieve the stable electron arrangement of noble gases.

Ionic bond: electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions.  It is a type of bonding between metal atoms and non-metal atoms.   

The metal atom gives up the electrons in its outermost shell and gives them to the non-metal. When a metal atom has lost its electrons in the outermost shell it turns into a cation (a positive ion).
  • The charge on the cation is determined by the number of electrons lost.

When a non-metal atom obtains electrons it turns into an anion (a negative ion).
  • The charge on the anion is determined by the number of electrons gained.

  • Ions form a lattice, a regular arrangement of alternating positive and negative ions.

Properties of ionic compounds:
  • High melting points and boiling points due to the strong electrostatic force between the ions.
  • Conduct electricity only when dissolved in water or melted because the ions become free to move.
  • They are normally soluble in water.