Category Archives: Entertainment

Movie, music, book, play reviews

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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There Is A Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Once upon a time, Mrs. Stephanie Hunnel went to a pumpkin patch and put her name into a drawing to guess how much a pumpkin weighed.  A few days later, she received a phone call saying that she won the … Continue reading

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Do You Play A Jazz Instrument? Jazz Band Needs You!

By Kimberly O. The Richardson Middle School Jazz Band is starting its second year here at RMS. This band currently consists of fourteen members: Andrew E., Kimberly O. (trombone), Steven L., Austin J., Sam K. (trumpet), Joey C. (drums), Leon J. … Continue reading

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Word Of The Issue

This issue’s word is nomophobia. Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone. Did you know that 66% of the population suffers from nomophobia?  Are you nomophobic?  

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War Horse Times Three Entertains

By David C. You have probably heard of the book, play, and movie War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo. However, do you know the difference between the three of them? These three makes of the same story are really different than … Continue reading

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Attention All Ghosts And Ghouls

Listen for bulletin announcements about the next school dance… the Monster Mash Bash.  Plan your costume now.  You will have a haunting good time. See you there, if you dare!  Date to be announced.

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Sixth Graders Travel To Faraway Destinations Over Summer

By Jocelyn H. Welcome back to school.  What did you do over the summer? Did you go on any vacations? If yes, where? Some Sixth Grade students that come to RMS traveled to far away places. “I went to Waikiki, Hawaii, … Continue reading

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Art Gallery

Eighth Grader Joel C. Eighth Grader Tia P.  

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Poetry Corner

Words By Rachel B.   Sing softly, my dear For the words are like fire Burning through the hearts of those who hear   Sing sweetly, my dear For the words will bring healing To those who are quiet, to those … Continue reading

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Video Game Review: Tropico 4

By David C. Players who like building games such as Sim City, will love Tropico 4. Tropico 4 is one game of a long time series of games. This series uses a special theme, playing as a dictator of an … Continue reading

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Let’s Go To The Beach

By Kristy L. Are you looking for a good restaurant that serves high-quality, fresh food? Well, look no further! The Beach Hut is the best place for you to go! They serve Hawaiian food and all kinds of traditional food … Continue reading

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Feel That Beat: So Much To Love About Music

    By Hadley C. “Here’s my number so call me maybe,”well “Never mind I’ll find someone like you,” and all the “Party Rockers in the house tonight,” and we will be “Rolling in the deep!” Music shapes our world. … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: Haiku Poems

By Sarah D. Don’t touch the ground Take to the sky’s challenges Fly forever more   Your feet are on fire Run like there’s no tomorrow And never get caught   Writer of fiction Stories dash and sprint through her … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Invention of Hugo Captures Young Audience

By Paul M. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, is filled with many pictures, beautiful pictures. There is not much writing at the beginning. The text starts on page 46. After two pages of writing, there is a picture that takes up two whole pages. There … Continue reading

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The Band Plays On…

By Eric H. Do you know what the SCBOA is? Well, it stands for Southern California Band and Orchestra Association. Every year RMS band goes to this festival and tries to get a Superior ranking. There are mainly three levels … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin…Book Review: The Hunger Games

  By Kristy L. The Hunger Games is dubbed by many as the best book they’ve ever read. This incredible tale that Suzanne Collins has cooked up tells the remarkable story of a girl named Katniss living in a place … Continue reading

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