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The Ultimate Guide To A Perfect Valentine’s Day

By Karina F. Valentine’s day is fun, but can be a struggle. Not knowing what to give, or what to do? Well, don’t fear, because this guide will give you some sweet ideas everyone will love! A sweet way to … Continue reading

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How Do People Prepare for Valentine’s Day?

By Samara SN. and Kristina J. Many people love Valentine’s Day. It is a time of the year that people can show how much someone means to them. When we interviewed our classmates on what they would do for Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Short Story: “Papa”

By Sally M. My dad and I didn’t have the best of relationships. He was constantly pressuring me to get straight A’s, forcing me to take after-school classes, saying no when I wanted to hang out with my friends. We … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Making Money As A Middle Schooler

By Kristina J. Have you ever been stuck in a pickle because you need to get a birthday gift for someone and you are out of money? That has happened several times to me, but I was able to make … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Are Sports Drinks Good For You?

By Andrew Y. and Luke C. Sports drinks have been said to be bad by many parents, but why are they so bad? What do they do to our bodies?  And most importantly, what do they do in the long … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: Love Is Everything

By Amber K. Even through the hardest times Even in the rain You can always find something to love Something that’s worth the pain   Even when the darkness comes Or when the night gets scary There will always be … Continue reading

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Can You Unscramble the “Love” Words?

Valentine’s Day Word Scramble   OVLE  ______________ EOVD  ______________ ALNTNEVEI  _____________ DRE  _____________ EAHRT  _____________ COHOCTEAL  _____________ LWREFO  _____________ JLERYWE  _____________ ESETW RTAT  _____________ INPK  _____________

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Poetry Corner: True Love

  By Jodi Y.   You think of the true meaning of love The swaying feeling in your stomach Like the currents in the ocean The warm feeling in your body Like the sun hitting your face You feel like … Continue reading

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Fujii Makes A Difference

By Karina F. Mr. Michael Fujii, as we all know, is an excellent math teacher. He teaches 6th and 7th grade math and is awesome at it! But besides his love for teaching, he loves many other things! Get to … Continue reading

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Did You See The Super Blue Blood Moon?

By Luke C. On Wednesday morning, a very rare Super Blue Blood moon appeared in the sky.  But what is this exactly? This lunar trifecta is actually a combination of three different lunar phenomenons, the Super Moon, Blue Moon, and … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Body Worlds

Opinion #1 By Andrew Y. Have you ever been to the California Science Center? If you have, do you think that you have explored everything?  I guarantee that you haven’t, since they have recently put in a new exhibit called … Continue reading

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Marvelous Ms. Markovich Gets Into Mischief

By Ellie H. and Harry K. We all have gotten in trouble before at school, either if it was talking to our friends or doing something foolish. But, could you imagine one of our teachers getting in trouble? Ms. Stephanie … Continue reading

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STEM Bounds Students At AstroCamp

By Katie S. Seventh grade GATE students along with four chaperones and Mr. Scott Smith attended AstroCamp on January 19-21st. It is located in Idyllwild, California. After the two hour bus ride, they were dropped off at AstroCamp in fifty … Continue reading

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Did You Know? Buby Has A Secret Talent

By Ellie H. and Harry K. Would you be surprised if a teacher on school campus is looking forward to summer as much as you? This teacher is Mr. Josh Buby who teaches 7th grade Physical Education and the Visual … Continue reading

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Mrs. Beck To The Rescue!

By Ellie H. and Harry K. One of our teachers have saved a student during a Pickleball game! This teacher was Mrs. Beck. Beck is our Physical Education teacher for 8th grade and the leadership teacher for our leadership class! … Continue reading

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Meet Brooke S.

By Marina M. Brooke S.  is one of the funniest and most loyal people to be with!  She will always make you laugh and she always has a smile on her face. Brooke’s birthday is on October 21, 2005, and … Continue reading

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Do You Have The Travel Bug?

By Samara SN. People leave their homes and travel all around the world, but why? Is it because they love the culture, the smells, the sights? Or is it because they think that they can learn more out in the … Continue reading

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Get Organized!

By Genesis O. At the beginning of the school year you always come extra prepared. You spend many hours at the store picking up school supplies, but after the next month all of your school supplies disappear. Here are some … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Sign Up for Tuesday Tutorial Fun

By Karina F. Tuesdays are the best for me because of tutorial! Sign up for interesting activities before going to your 5th period. Tutorial gives everyone an opportunity to try something new or a quiet room to finish homework. I know… … Continue reading

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Get To Know Jayhee S.

By Karina F. Sixth grader Jayhee S. has many passions, and is a very interesting person! She loves dogs, dance, and math! Her family life is especially interesting for her dad works for NASA, and is currently working on building … Continue reading

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Bump, Set, and Spike With Kaylyn!

By Amber K. Everyone has talents or special hobbies that they love to do. It’s just that some of their talents are hidden. Well, Kaylyn C. loves to do volleyball. Kaylyn C. is a sixth grader at Richardson Middle School. … Continue reading

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Cheer For The USA Team In The 2018 Winter Olympics

By Luke C. Swish, swish.  That will be the sound of the skis coming down the slopes of South Korea’s mountains in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.  But what is this event exactly?   The Winter Olympics are a collection … Continue reading

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Get To Know Karina: “Three Things I Love To Do”

By Karina F. I have many favorite things to do in my free time. But these are some of the activities I enjoy the most! One of my favorite things to do is volleyball. It is so exciting on the … Continue reading

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Winter X Games To Be Held

By Elliot L. The Winter X Games are annual extreme sports event held by ESPN since 2002. They will be held from January 25th to January 28th. This year the location of the Winter X Games will be in Buttermilk, … Continue reading

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What Does Smoking Really Do To Your Body?

By Samara SN. Did you know that more than one billion people in the world smoke? It is true more and more people are turning to smoking. Now that smoking is legal, more than 80% of our people are doing … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: How To Get Rid Of A Cold

By Jodi Y. Colds are very common these days and unfortunately there is no exact cure for a common cold.  Most colds will go away within 3-5 days. Here are some natural home remedies. Step one: Drink plenty of warm … Continue reading

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Is Why Don’t We The Next Big Singing Group?

By Kristina J. Have you heard of the new band Why Don’t We? I know I have! In case you didn’t know I am a huge fan of Why Don’t We! I’m sure when you hear their music you will … Continue reading

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Where Do You Sit At Lunch?

  By Karina F. Students at RMS have migrated from hallways to eating in the cafeteria due to littering. Students have not been throwing away trash, therefore, going to eat in the cafeteria where there is less trash. The cafeteria … Continue reading

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Did You Make New Year’s Resolutions?

By Skye R. For some people new years is just a way to start over or turn over a new leaf, but some people try to improve mistakes that they made last year. Most people struggle with coming up with … Continue reading

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Teachers Make A Wish List For Classroom Supplies

Editor’s Note- Mr. Lyne’s Wish List was attached to another teacher’s when this first was published and it did not show up properly in the Richardson Rattler.  We apologize.     By Mercy C. Have you ever imagined what a classroom … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: New Years

By Amber K. “3, 2, 1!” The fun has just begun! A new year, a new start Enter 2018 with an open mind, an open heart.   Last year’s hardships may have tore you apart, but this year’s joy can … Continue reading

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Model UN Club Reaches State-wide

By Luke C. Do you want to be in a club where you can meet kids from all over the state?  Do you want to participate in a club where you can discuss current events?  Do you want to be … Continue reading

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It All Adds Up

By Luke C. You come into room 21 and see a bunch of students sitting around desks and trying to solve, as far as you can see, math problems that you have no clue about.  You ask Mr. Michael  Fujii, … Continue reading

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A Glance Into Visual Arts

By Marina M. Visual arts is a fun elective for filming and acting.  This elective is held by Mr. Josh Buby in Room 16 for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Aarushi M. and Olivia M. picked visual arts as their … Continue reading

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Video Games Bring Excitement To Gamers

By Harry K. Many middle schoolers nowadays have some kind of preference for the types of video or computer games they like to play.  There are a large variety to play from role playing games to Candy Crush. t]There are … Continue reading

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Need A Last-Minute Gift? Make It Yourself

By Marina M. Are you one of those people who don’t know what to get your friends and family this year?  You have to think of something quick, but you want it to be something thoughtful.  Well these DIYs are … Continue reading

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Santa Known Around The World

By Katie S. In the United States, children recognize ‘Santa Claus’ as the person who puts presents under their Christmas tree. But not everyone around the world has heard of Santa Claus. For example, in Britain there is a Father … Continue reading

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Do You Prefer Real Or Fake Trees?

By Katie S. Many people at Richardson were asked the following questions…. These are the results. Do you prefer artificial or real Christmas trees? 54% said real. Many people who would rather have a real christmas tree claimed that they … Continue reading

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RMS Students Have Talent

By Katie S. and Kristina J. There are so many talented people at Richardson. So many people play sports, are talented artists, or are very smart. But some people, though, take their talents to the next level. Seventh grader Jamie … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts Earn Silver Awards

By Ellie H. As the holidays are coming up, we are preparing for big feasts and the sound of silver bells. But, the Girl Scout Troop in eighth grade are looking to forward to something else that’s silver, the Silver … Continue reading

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Use The Crosswalks Safely

By Luke C. Have you ever noticed that some kids’ parents drop off their kids for school in the middle of the street in the morning?  This is dangerous for the kids, who can possibly be hit by an unwary … Continue reading

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Snowball Dance To Be Held On Friday, December 15th

By Emily D. RMS Leadership will be holding a dance this Friday called the Snowball! The theme is a Winter Wonderland, which is super cool and festive, so if you want to dress to match that would be recommended. To get … Continue reading

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Flutists Perform At Barnes And Noble: RMS Book Fair Night

Photo By Principal Ian Drummond Jodi C., Hannah W., Siah C., Hinata Y., and Jennifer C.  Photo By Emily D. Kate L., Mrs. Stacy Launius, and Mrs. Katie Doupe Photo By Emily D. Thanks to everyone who came out to … Continue reading

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RMS Gets Into The Holiday Spirit

By Amber K. Richardson is getting into the holiday spirit! Look around your classroom! Your classrooms are getting a little festive! Here are a few classrooms that are ready for the holidays! Ms. Bezich’s classroom has fun and festive decorations … Continue reading

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Holiday Decorating DIY Style

By Amber K. and Emily D. DIY Christmas Decor Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la! ‘Tis the season to be jolly! That’s right! It’s the season to decorate your house for the holidays! Here are some cheap DIY Christmas decor ideas! Homey Gift- Wrap … Continue reading

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How Do You Get In The Holiday Spirit?

By Samara SN. and Kristina J. Christmas is just around the corner and a lot of people are getting ready to decorate for the season. Now you would think that everyone would be worried about how their house looks on … Continue reading

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Get Into The Holiday Spirit

By Karina F. This season is the time to relax, wrap presents, and dance around to all of our favorite Christmas songs. Christmas you can just not deny, is the most wonderful time of the year? Here are some of … Continue reading

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Do You Need Ideas For Gift Giving This Season?

By Skye R. For Christmas, how do you know what to buy, and for who? Well, if asking them isn’t your thing and you want to surprise them, then here are some ideas! If your mom is stressed and you … Continue reading

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Who Will Spend Their Winter Break in Dubai?

By Ellie H. and Sally M. The cold and winter break are sneaking into our lives. There are people who want to spend this time at home, with family, gorging on food, and by the warm fireplace. Others, the more … Continue reading

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Why Recycle?

By Luke C. You probably know about recycling.  It’s the yellow plastic bin in your classrooms, the huge recycling centers you see around town, or maybe even the small triangle on your plastic water bottle.  But why are they there?  … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake Rewards Store Opens

RMS students may earn Rattlesnake Rewards for Being Safe, Being Responsible, and/or Being Respectful. Rewards are yellow papers written out by adults on campus that may be kept until Tuesdays at lunch.  Tickets may be turned into Room 12 in … Continue reading

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What To Do While Waiting For The Holidays To Arrive

By Annabelle H. December is already here! And we all know that waiting for that special Christmas morning is extremely agonizing, the anticipation rate growing higher and higher each day, making December feel tedious. Yet, I can fix that problem … Continue reading

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Disneyland vs. Universal Studios

By Amber K. “Whoo!” That’s the sound of people screaming on roller coasters. I just love amusement parks because of their rides and parades, and for the thrill. Disneyland is awesome, except Universal is cool, too! Which park do you … Continue reading

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Do Playing With Legos Make You Smarter?

By Theodore N. Parents usually say that studying and going to school will make you smarter, but did you know that playing with Legos makes you smarter too?  With colorful Lego bricks, an adult or child can develop their cognitive … Continue reading

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DIY Holiday Treats

By Emily D. “Yummy!” my mother says as she takes a bite of my delicious strawberry Santa. Baking around the holidays can always be a hassle, especially for middle schoolers. Now I’m here to help you make some delicious treats … Continue reading

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DIY Gifts For The Holidays

By Karina F. The holidays are coming! We have to turn on our thinking minds, thoughtful hearts, and start stepping into the marvelous world of DIY! Banners! A great way to dress up your room for Christmas is to line … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: Fantasy Heart

By Karina F. Flying away to some magical land No worries in the way as we hit the sand Looking this way and that, wandering around No bells ringing except for the chirping bird sounds A magical fantasy where everything … Continue reading

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Rattlesnakes With A Remote: Looking For A Show?

By Dominic B. Have you ever been trying to find something to watch on television, but just can’t decide? Well, the Richardson students have made it a lot easier. I have made a top three list based on the students … Continue reading

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Slime For All Styles

By Karina F. Slime has been a huge trend lately. Crunchy, butter, gloss, all are so fun to play with! They satisfy your urge to play with something and are so versatile! This article will describe some of the most … Continue reading

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Rattlesnakes At The Movies: Thor Ragnorak Review

By Andrew Y.  and Dillon M. Many movies are came out in November but, in my and many other opinions Thor Ragnarok is the best so far. It is packed with action and excitement that we do not see for most … Continue reading

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Help Spread Holiday Cheer

By Karina F. We all know that Christmas time is about spreading cheer and giving. When you get gifts on Christmas, do you think about all the other people in the world that are not as fortunate as you and … Continue reading

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Torrance Residents Attend Turkey Trot

By Luke C. Thanksgiving Morning, in front of the Sam’s Club in Torrance.  There are thousands of people, all with a white tag in front of their running clothes.  The gun goes off and the runners start their 3-mile run. … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Girls Take A Risk, Build Confidence

By Ellie H. Look around. Now, how many girls do you see? Ok, now girls. All of us want to leave a footprint behind, am I right? All of us want to change the world in our own way. Leave … Continue reading

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What Are You Thankful For This Year?

By Theodore N. Thanksgiving is right around the corner we all should be thankful and appreciative that we are more fortunate than other people. Some people do not have a roof over their heads and a loving family. I asked … Continue reading

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Open Letter From The Music Department

  Hello All, It is my pleasure to invite you all to the upcoming performances for the Music Department. The music students appreciate you being able to come out and support them. Performance #1 – Nov. 30th at the Torrance Memorial Holiday … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “What Thanksgiving Stands For”

By Kristina J. Trust, what the Pilgrims had so many years ago Harvest, the settlers learned to grow America, the land in which we live Nature and beauty which we live Kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds Smiles, the sunshine everyone … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “Broken”

By Karina F. Why did everything have to be Too beautiful and perfect for me too see I should’ve known it was coming just as you were about to kneel That everything was just too perfect to be close to … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “Seasons”

By Skye R. As Halloween says goodbye Lattes go away with the smell of pumpkin pie Thanksgiving will come by As fluffy birds soar high in the sky Winter coats everywhere While the smell of warm fire fills the air … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “Within Reach”

By Karina F. The whole world is in your hands, and dreams within reach All you have to do is try and believe A world of harm and a world of beauty With loving people, rude people, and opportunity Some … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Snapchat vs. Instagram

By Kristina J. and Alex P. Which do you prefer? Instagram or Snapchat? Twenty people were asked the same exact question. Instagram or Snapchat, and the results were surprising when we compared them to our research. When we asked twenty … Continue reading

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Poll: Which Do You Prefer…Swimming In A Pool Or The Ocean?

  By Kristina J. Pool or Ocean? Which one do you like to swim in the most? Twenty-four people at Richardson were asked the same exact question. When I did some research I realized that the comparisons aren’t as close … Continue reading

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Pazaaz Your Room

By Karina F. Let’s be real, we are in our rooms almost all the time. If you room doesn’t have sparkle or is super boring, this is the article to read! Diy Banners! An awesome way to fill up any … Continue reading

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Congratulations To The Students Of The Month

We are proud of you! 

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Poetry Corner: “Grow Up”

By Karina F. The wonderful times and so much to play As interviews and work stands in our way All those amazing memories we have stored and kept Learning our life lessons step by step No problems, so young, reckless … Continue reading

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Let’s Go To The Movies

By Katie S. Many good movies came out this year. If you don’t go to movie theaters a lot, maybe you haven’t seen them yet, but these movies are still definitely worth watching. Wonder Woman   Rated PG-13. Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

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