Category Archives: Entertainment

Movie, music, book, play reviews

We Have Spirit, Yes We Do!

Spirit Week will be held Tuesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31st.  Tuesday-Sports Wear Wednesday-Hawaiian Day Thursday-Wild West Day          Thursday Lunch- Class Competition- Shipwreck– Teams of four will get into a “boat” and race to a … Continue reading

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Mission Bay, San Diego  

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Music Department Performs At The Armstrong Theatre

On December 12th under the direction of Music Teacher Karrie Willett, Beginning and Advanced Band, Jazz Band and Choir members all performed to a full house at the Torrance Armstrong Theatre.  It was a program filled with holiday music plus … Continue reading

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RMS Choir Performs

On December 5th, RMS Choir, under the direction of Karrie Willett, performed at the Torrance Hospital Holiday Festival of Trees.  Thanks to all who performed and to Mrs. Laura Savitz for playing the piano. The music definitely put the audience … Continue reading

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Two More Spirit Days Until Break

This week students dressed up as twins, wore pajamas and holiday wear to school.  Thursday, students are asked to wear their ugliest sweater and on Friday, their class colors. Join the fun and show your school spirit by wearing the … Continue reading

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Three Chances To See The RMS Chorus And Band Perform

Get into the holiday spirit with music performances by our very own RMS Choir and Bands.  You may see them at the following places… Thursday, December 5-Torrance Memorial Hospital Holiday Festival-See beautifully decorated trees, Santa Claus and hear our fabulous … Continue reading

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Photo Album: Recent Events

Pier to Pier Walk   The Day The Lights Went Out At RMS, Calle and South High   Mustache Day   Pajama Day   In The Pink

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Goblins, Ghosts, and Teletubbies Haunt RMS

Strange creatures filled the halls at RMS on October 31st.  Halloween games and costume contests were the talk of the day.  Here are some of the people in costume who showed their school spirit.   Thanks to everyone who made … Continue reading

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Fall School Dance To Be Held On Thursday

On November 7th, there will be a school dance held in the RMS Cafetorium from 3-5PM.  Come enjoy time with your friends eating pizza and dancing. Pizza $2.00 for 1 slice $3.00 for 2 slices  $5 Entrance Fee Music will … Continue reading

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Halloween Has Haunting History

By Michelle C. On October 31st, we all celebrate a well-known holiday, Halloween. Halloween is a shortened word of All Hallows’ Evening. It is also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve. On Halloween, families and friends have traditions. Some … Continue reading

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Beach Hut Offers A Taste of Summer All Year Long

By  Allison P. The Beach Hut has the best deals for the best prices! They are located on 4322 Pacific Coast Highway (at Anza).  Besides a wide selection of entrees, they also have a friendly atmosphere. The workers work  hard … Continue reading

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South Bay Summer In October

Photos By Kayla B. and Manny H.

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Students Win Challenge

On September 28, some of our students (current, former, and future) won the youth division of the Torrance Library Video Challenge.  Do you recognize them?  Scroll down to the next story to see their award winning video.  

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Former/Current RMS Students Win First Place In Video Contest

Reece S. and Amanda M., both former Rattlesnakes (Reece and Amanda are 9th Graders now at SHS ), and Nicholas S., a current 7th Grade Rattlesnake, made a video, “Books Can Take You Anywhere”, this summer for the Torrance Public … Continue reading

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Photography Corner

Journalism students were asked to take a series of photos…one of nature, one of a non-living thing, one of a living being, something of their choice and one that tells a story.  Can you figure out which is which? Photos … Continue reading

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Photo Album: PTSA Membership Dance

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Stage Play Review: Wicked

By Aiden L. Wicked is a musical about the Wizard of Oz from the Wicked Witch’s point of view. In the play, Elphaba, the Wicked Witch herself, is in college. She isn’t really wicked or evil, people just discriminate her … Continue reading

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Movie Review: 42

By Brendan H. Have you ever seen the movie 42? 42 is a movie based on how Jackie Robinson made it to the Major League Baseball (MLB).  He is an important athlete because he got into the MLB at the … Continue reading

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Video Game Review: League Of Legends

By Daniel W. League of Legends (LOL) is a fast-paced, RTS and RPG game. RTS stands for Real Time Strategy and RPG stands for Role Playing Game. Two teams of champions, the character you are playing as, battle across different … Continue reading

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IN-N-OUT Proves To Be Quick And Delicious

By Liam C. IN-N-OUT is a favorite fast-food restaurant for many people. Some of the best things about IN-N-OUT are its consistency in making quality burgers, milkshakes, and French fries. Even when they have a rush hour, they still make … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Souplantation

  By Ryan L. Have you ever heard of a restaurant that you can chose your own food, combinations, and more? One of those great restaurants is Souplantation. Once in the building, great delicious smells crowd the building and make … Continue reading

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Jazz Band And Choir Perform

On Wednesday, June 12th, the RMS Jazz Band and Choir performed.  Here are some pictures from their performance.  Thanks to Director Karrie Willett and all of the students in the RMS Bands, Choir, and Color Guards for entertaining hundreds of people … Continue reading

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Header Photo By Kayla B.

The Terranea Resort Hotel and Spa is located at the end of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  There are walking paths to the ocean’s edge just past Nelson’s Restaurant.  The rocky beach is open to the public and is free of … Continue reading

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Enjoy Summer Reading!

TUSD asks students to read over the summer.  Some ELA teachers ask students to write about the books they have read as one of the first writing assignments in the Fall.  Here are the lists for this year.  Happy Reading! … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: Lauren H. Featured

By Lauren H. Sunshine Sunshine on my face The mere warmth of it all makes Anyone happy   Blooming Flower The flower blooming Is such a majestic sight That you stop and stare.   Dear Busy Girl Dear Busy Girl, … Continue reading

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Come Hear The Sound Of Music

Beginning and Advanced Bands will be performing at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4.  Jazz Band and Choir will take the stage at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 12.  Both performances will be held in the RMS Cafetorium. Thank you to all the students … Continue reading

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Do You Have The Fever?

By  Jocelyn H. Need a book to read? For those who like a fictional story, Fever 1793 is the perfect book for you. It is about a girl named Mattie Cook who lives in Philadelphia with her widowed mother and … Continue reading

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Video Game Forecast

By David C. The next wave of Nintendo games is coming and there are so many new titles. Here are a few newly out and some to be released. For those fans of Luigi’s Mansion (an old Game Cube game) … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Summer!

  A Beach Party Themed Dance Will Be Held on Thursday, May 30th!  $5 Admission 3-5PM School Cafetorium Kawabunga Dudes and Dudettes!  

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Band Prepares For Parade

By Eric H. Have you heard the RMS Band stomping their feet preparing? The Armed Forced Day Parade is having their annual parade honoring people who have fought in war. With hundreds preparing, people can only hope for the best … Continue reading

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Did You See This?

Click on the link below to watch Eighth Grader Anthony H. perform a gymnastics trick in Ms. Kamiyama’s class. http://thelatesthiss.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Gymnastics.mov

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Poetry Corner: Poems By Lauren H.

Did you know that April is Poetry Month?  Do you have a poem you would like to share in the newspaper?  Please email it to lbezich@etusd.org.  In the meantime, enjoy these poems by Eighth Grader Lauren H.   Ode to … Continue reading

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Photography Corner: Eric H.’s “Inspiration”

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Photography Corner: The Flower Fields

  The Flower Fields is located in Carlsbad, California just twenty minutes north of San Diego.  It is open to the public from March through Mother’s Day each year.  There are 50 acres of flowers in bloom plus numerous other … Continue reading

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Photography Corner: Hannah K.’s Photography

Seventh Grader Hannah K. enjoys taking photos of her cats.

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Movie Review: Pitch Perfect A Must See Rental

By Hadley C. If you like fun music, quirky characters and a good plot then Pitch Perfect is for you. It is a musical comedy directed by Jason Moore with a screenplay by Kay Cannon. Anna Kendrick, the high school … Continue reading

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Tropico 4 Modern Times Expansion Pack: A Game Review

By David C. Some people know how fun Tropico 4 is. For people who don’t know what It is, its a PC game in which you rule the fictional country of Tropico as a dictator in the 1950’s.For more information … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Black Bear Diner Opens For Business

By Lauren H. Did you a newly established restaurant has come into the City of Torrance? Named the Black Bear Diner, it is a very unique diner indeed. With menus resembling newspapers from decades ago, a jukebox, several stuffed bears … Continue reading

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RMS Rattlesnakes Have Talent!

By  Lauren H.   The annual RMS Talent Show was held on February 19th. This year did not disappoint. Full of wonderful acts, it was a joy to watch and a pleasure to witness. Two school assemblies were held the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Les Miserables Proves To Be A Winner

By Lauren H. Edtior’s Note:  Spoiler Alert- If you have yet to see this movie, you may want to hold off reading this review until you have seen it. All of you most likely have heard of the movie adaptation … Continue reading

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Fun With Photography: Where In The World Are We?

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Photo Fun

The pictures in the Fun With Photography post were taken by Leslie Bezich in Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs.  Where in the world have you traveled recently? Do you have photos that you would like to share of a place that you enjoyed?  … Continue reading

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And A Good Time Was Had By All…

A Valentine’s Day Dance was held on February 14th in the RMS Cafetorium which was decorated by the Student Council.  A special 8th Grade Lounge was set up on the stage.  The dejay played popular hit songs along with their … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Talent Show Scheduled

RMS Students Have Talent! The Talent Show is scheduled for February 19 at 6:30-8:30PM.  Come see the show and support your fellow students!  

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Spirit Week Feb. 12-15

Monday, Feb. 11- School Holiday Tuesday, Feb. 12-Tie Dye Day Wednesday, Feb. 13- PJ Day Thursday, Feb. 14- Valentine’s Day Wear                  Dance-3PM-5PM  If you take off a heart hanging from one of the dance posters and bring the heart … Continue reading

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8th Grade Takes First In Water Balloon Toss

A Water Balloon Toss was  held on January 30th at lunch.  8th Graders took First Place.  Here are the class comp winners from the water ballon toss: 1st Round: Ms. K and Mrs. Conner (They gave their points to 8th grade) … Continue reading

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Make A Snowflake

Snowflake Mosaics   Vocabulary: Snowflake:   Frozen water particles with six sides Mosaic:  A kind of artwork that uses bits of tile, glass, etc. to make a design Recyle:  Reuse 1.  Cut a six sided snowflake out of a 9 X … Continue reading

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Tribute To Space Exploration: Film Editing By Addison W.

Eighth Grader Addison W. has a very special hobby. He enjoys putting together movies on YouTube with themes.  Check this one out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoPZPFc8-CQ

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Game Review: Epic Mickey 2, The Power of Two

By David C. One of the biggest games out for Wii and XBOX 360 is Epic Mickey 2. This is the sequel to Epic Mickey. In the first game Mickey stumbles upon a wizard’s workshop. Mickey ends up making a giant … Continue reading

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Rose Bowl and Parade

By Jocelyn H. Ever wonder why the Americans have a parade filled with floats and then a football game at the beginning of the year? That’s because we start off the New Year with some celebrations. This year was the 124th … Continue reading

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The Perks of Being A Wallflower: Movie and Book Review

By Lauren Holmes The Perks of Being a Wallflower was a recent box office hit. What some people may not know is before it was a movie, it was a book. Published in 1999, written by Stephen Chbosky. In the … Continue reading

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What do Video Game Ratings Mean?

By David C. We all know that there are age ranges on video games. But what if the rating system is like judging a book by its cover? The rating of a game stays the same unless republished. But if … Continue reading

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Newseum: An Unique Museum Experience

By Kristy L. From the outside, the Newseum looks almost like any other building in Washington, DC, but on the inside, it’s a completely different story. As you step inside it all hits you at once and your eyes take … Continue reading

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Photography Corner: 7th Grader Briana C. Sees The World Through A Lens

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Dick Clark’s Rockin New Year’s Eve Hosted By Seacrest Not The Only Show In Town

By Lauren H. Wow! Is it the new year already? Well, with all of the New Years programming, I sure hope you knew beforehand! This past year, like every year, Dick Clark’s Rockin New Year’s Eve was top of the chart … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Dance To Be Held

February 14, the Student Council will be holding its annual Valentine’s Day Dance.   The 8th Grade Lounge will once again be open.  Come to the Cafetorium from 3-5PM and join the fun.  Everyone is invited to dance.  Who knows?  Maybe you will … Continue reading

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We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to Mr. Andrew Carlsson for winning the Bowling Party Raffle! Thank you to everyone for buying raffle tickets and helping the Builders’ Club to help people in our community.  You have made a difference. RMS is awesome!  

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Music Department Performs Holiday Concerts

On December 18th and 19th, the Music Department (aka Ms. Karrie Willett’s classes) performed evening concerts at 6:30PM consecutively. As a practice for the evening show, music students performed for students who were invited to the Cafetorium to watch rehearsals. Under the direction of … Continue reading

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Message From Journalism

Journalism wishes you a very safe and merry Holiday Break! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo_jKRPEZYU

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Yummy Holiday Desserts You Can Make

By Jocelyn H. Are you ready for the holiday season? Do you want to eat some yummy treats? Well, guess what! You can make them on your own, because here are some recipes that you could use. These are easy, … Continue reading

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New Year Brings New Resolutions

By Karin S. 2013 is right around the corner and it’s time to make those New Year’s Resolutions! Here are some of the goals for the New Year from the RMS students and others. “Be kinder to others,” said Eighth … Continue reading

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Photography: Reece S. Sees The World Through The Lens

Sunset By Eighth Grader Reece S.

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Movie Review: Lincoln Exposes The Human Side To Leadership

By Amanda M. The new movie “Lincoln” hit theaters on November 16th, 2012. The film, directed by Steven Spielberg, stars academy award winners Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, as well as David Strathairn and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Daniel Day Lewis portrays … Continue reading

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Family Friendly Holiday Shows For The Season

                              By  Lauren H. It’s the holidays people! That means… holiday shows and movies! On all our favorite television channels, there are all our favorite programming. Maybe even the best of them all… the Charlie Brown Christmas special! Nearly fifty years … Continue reading

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Hiss Chats With Jack

By Kristy L. Chef Jack recently appeared at Barnes & Noble for a book signing.  After a couple of weeks, The Latest Hiss caught up with Chef Jack to ask a few questions. 1. How old are you and what grade are … Continue reading

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Photography Corner: Amanda M. Gets The Perfect Shot

Portuguese Bend By Eighth Grader Amanda M. Helicopter Over The Beach By Eighth Grader Amanda M.

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Photography Corner: Veronica L. Shares Her Favorite Photos

     

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Photography Fun: Where Is This?

People at this famous place are decorating for the holidays. Do you know where this photo was taken?

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Word Of The Issue

 The word of this issue is altruistic.  It is an adjective and according to the Scott, Foresman Intermediate Dictionary, it means… 1.  thoughtful of the welfare of others 2.unselfish   Are you altruistic?  People who donated to the Canned Food Drive can … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Chasing Mavericks

By Lauren H. Who wouldn’t want to see this star-studded, based on a true story fun flick? With celebrities like Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, and newcomer Jonny Weston, who plays Jay Moriarity, it is irresistable. The basis of … Continue reading

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Book Review: So B. It

By Jocelyn H. Have you ever had a time when you just didn’t know which book to pick out to read at the library? An interesting book would be “So B. It,” which was on the 8th grade TUSD Summer … Continue reading

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Photography Corner: Photographer Cameron S. Has The Eye

Venice Beach Photo By Seventh Grader Cameron S. Taking a Break Photo By Seventh Grader Cameron S. Designs in the Sand Photo By Seventh Grader Cameron S. A Day At The Beach (Through a View Finder) Photo By Seventh Grader … Continue reading

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Photography Corner: What a View!

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Photography Corner: Have You Seen This?

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