1 Volume 4, Issue 4 February Roswell Ave. Chino, CA T h e B r i g g s I N S I D E R Inside this issue: T.o.t.M./Flowers/STEM Day 2-3 Couples/Pick Ups/SB/Recipe 4-5 Valentine Gifts/Boring Movies? 6-7 Valentine s Eats 8 Valentine History 9 Watch & Listen/Horoscopes Romantic Movies 12
2 Page 2 T.o.T.M./Flowers Staff Member of the Flower Meanings Month: Mrs. Jerrett By: Christian Salazar I N SI DER By: Leyvan Pham Mrs. Jerrett is our school s librarian. She was born on May 13, 1960 in Nina, Wisconsin. In 1975, she moved to California. She met her husband, Lamont, in 1985, at UC Irvine during a police Olympics. Three years later, Mrs. Jerrett got married to her husband. A couple years later, they had their three sons. Their eldest son, Myles, is 23 years old who is a medical student in Poland. Grant, their second son, is 21 years old and is a professional basketball player in Oklahoma City. Finally, Adam, who is 20 years old, is in the US Army in Texas. Before working as a librarian in the Chino Unified School District for eight years, Mrs. Jerrett worked at Carl s Jr., as a waitress at Gulliver s, and as a secretary in a hospital. During her free time, Mrs. Jerrett enjoys playing tennis, doing yoga, working out, and traveling to visit her sons. Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because she loves to cook. Mrs. Jerrett s favorite movie to watch is The Sound of Music, and her favorite book to read is Hatchet. Do you ever wonder what a flower`s color means? A flower`s color can symbolize, express, or even describe some type of mood or feeling for a special someone. These flowers are the best flowers to give to your valentine. Roses: Red roses symbolize love and passion, yellow symbolizes friendship or sympathy, pink symbolizes friendship or love, and white symbolizes purity or cleanness. Tulips: Red tulips means believe me and are a declaration of true love; yellow means you have a nice smile and have cheerful thoughts; cream colored tulips mean I will love you forever ; white symbolizes heaven, newness, and purity; purple tulips symbolize royalty; pink symbolizes affection and caring; orange tulips mean energy, enthusiasm, desire, and passion. Poppy flower: Red symbolizes remembrance, white symbolizes peace and end to all wars, white-yellow symbolizes wealth or success, and gold symbolizes luxury. Lilies: White symbolizes hope, life, innocence, and virtue, the Calla lily symbolizes resurrection, sympathy, faith, and purity, the Fleur-de-Lis lily symbolizes royalty. The Briggs Insider is a product of School Publications, and is published 7 times a year at Briggs Fundamental School Junior High by CVUSD. Opinions expressed herein are those of the reporters, writers, photographers, and cartoonists, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the school, the district, or any other individual associated with The Briggs Insider. Advisor: Mr. Adam Pease Staff writers and contributors: Alona Belcher, Madison Brown, Andrea Bucio, Max Cordova, Jesse Nieves, Justin Noppert, Levyan Pham, Raymond Ramos, Matthew Romero, Christian Salazar, Brianna Shuttle, Jaylee Vargas.
3 V olume 4, Is s u e 4 STEM Day Page 3 Eggs, Bridges, Coasters! By: Advisor Bridges! Crashing Egg Carrying Vehicle! Rollercoasters! These were the sights and sounds on January 29, as Briggs Junior High held its inaugural STEM Project Day, along with an afternoon Superbowl tailgate party. All students in 7th and 8th grade got together in the MPR to form groups and do some hands-on science project problem solving. The projects were threefold, consisting of: building bridges capable of supporting textbooks, using only limited resources of straws and tape; constructing vehicles that would roll down an incline and crash into a wall, but would also protect their raw egg passengers from breaking in the collision; and erecting newspaper and tape rollercoasters of all shapes and sizes, using only natural forces to convey a marble through the coaster. There were experiments for each project: testing how many eggs survived the crash, how many books could a bridge hold before collapse, and how long it took a marble to reach the bottom of a coaster. After the science events in the morning, nachos were provided by Renaissance for lunch, followed by the tailgate party. At the tailgate there were all kinds of games and activities, highlighted by a 3 on 3 flag football tournament. It is a pretty safe thing to say that a good time was had by all, whether it was learning and building in the morning, or exercising, playing, or hanging out in the afternoon.
4 Page 4 Crime Couples/Pick Up Lines Criminal Couples By: Max Cordova I N SI DER Bonnie & Clyde Bonnie was a good girl that fell for a bad guy. The couple traveled the country robbing banks, stores and gas stations. They are probably the most well known criminal couple. Their crime spree ended when they were shot by police in the desert. However there were no witnesses. Amanda Baggus & David Lehane This British couple kidnapped a man from their neighborhood. They kept him as their prisoner in their shed and tortured him. Forced to be their slave, he died as their prisoner, and the two were convicted of murder and were imprisoned for 10 years. Pick-Up Lines...Lame or Not? Caril Fugate & Charles Starkweather Starkweather was plagued by physical and emotional illness. His legs were disfigured, which made people believe that this caused him to think that everything was meaningless, but he found pleasure in being with Caril. The two murdered Fugate s family members, local teens, and 11 people across the country, sending Starkweather to execution and Fugate to 17 years in prison. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Julius and Ethel were traitors. These two were the first people in the U.S. to be condemned for conspiracy to commit espionage. They were accused of plotting to share knowledge of the atomic bomb with the Soviet Union. The two were executed despite Pablo Picasso and Pope Pius XII asking for the couple to be forgiven. Raymond Fernandez & Martha Beck 1. Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? 2. Do you have a Band-Aid? Because I just scraped my knees falling for you. 3. Are you a thief because you stole my heart. 4. Can I have a picture of you to show my friends that angels do exist? 5. I forgot my number, what is yours? 6. If you were a booger, I would pick you. 7. Can I have a picture of you so I can tell Santa what I want for Christmas? 8. I need some answers for math homework, can I have your number? 9. Do you believe in love at first sight or should I walk by again? 10. Is your dad an art thief, because you're a masterpiece. 11. Are you google? Because I found what I've been looking for. 12. Are you a parking ticket, because you got fine written all over you. 13. If I could rearrange the alphabet, I would put U and I together. 14. Is there a science room nearby, or am I just sensing the chemistry between us? 15. Summer's over, because you're about to Fall for me. Raymond Fernandez was a con artist who would find lonely women who were seeking a mate in newspaper personal ads. Raymond would usually steal from these women, and most of these victims would be too embarrassed to report it. When he answered Martha Beck s ad she showed up at his door to abandon her children and become his partner in crime. All in all 17 women were killed, sending them both to execution. Compiled by: Madison Brown
5 V olume 4, Is s u e 4 Superbowl/Val. Recipe Super Bowl XLIX Valentine Recipe By: Raymond Ramos S u p e r Bowl XLIX is being held in Arizona on Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 6:30 PM ET. N e w England Patriots will be facing the defending champion Seattle Seahawks. Both teams match up better than you think, as they both entered the playoffs with an outstanding record of Both teams have amazing quarterbacks, and their rushing is just as dangerous. The game should be close, the Seahawks are known for their talent on both sides of the football. The Legion Of Boom are what Seattle call their 4 main weapons on the defense. This could cause Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady to have a difficult time passing the ball. On the other side, Patriots also have their own personal weapons, but have no nicknames. Patriots have on their side, the sport s greatest, Darrelle Revis, at the cornerback position, who is known to give quarterbacks a tough time. Both running backs, Marshawn Lynch and Legarette Blount put up incredible stats in both Championship games, are tough to stop and will be key players at the game. The last time these two teams faced each other was on October 14, 2012, where the Seahawks won After the game, Seahawks Cornerback, Richard Sherman tweeted out a picture u mad bro, that caused a huge commotion on the internet. But, Tom Brady is looking to win their second meeting. However, can Richard Sherman come out on top versus Tom Brady again? That is to been seen. As the Super Bowl is near, both teams prepare for a dogfight as many are calling it. This very game can be an interesting game to watch. We will soon find out who will be the champion of the National Football League. (At submission time, this game had not been played.) By: Jason Molina White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Supplies: Box of chocolate cookie wafers ¼ cups of butter 5 tablespoons of sugar Non-stick spray 9-inch sprit form pan 10 oz. pack of frozen raspberries 2 tea spoons of corn starch ½ cup of water 2 cups of white chocolate chips 1 cup and half & half 3 8 oz. packages of cream cheese 3 eggs 1 tea spoon of vanilla extract Instructions: Page 5 First, crush chocolate cookie wafers (enough to make one cup). Next, add a quarter cup of butter to 3 table spoons of sugar in a big bowl. Plus one cup of the chocolate cookie crumbs, and mix. The lightly grease a 9-inch sprit form pan, pour the mix in, and firmly press down. Now, add one 10 oz. package of frozen raspberries to 2 table spoons of sugar in to a sauce pan. Now add 2 tea spoons of corn starch and half a cup of water. Then boil for five 5 minutes until the sauce is thick. After, strain the seeds out of the mixture and pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees. Now, in a double boiler melt two cups white chocolate chips and half a cup of half and half. In a different bowl beat together 3 eight oz. packages of cream cheese and half a cup of sugar until smooth. Then beat in three eggs, one at a time. Blend in one tea spoon of vanilla extract and the chocolate chip mixture. Then, pour half of the batter over the crust. Now, put three tea spoons of the raspberry mixture in. Pour the remaining batter in plus three more tea spoons of the mixture. Then bake for minutes. Cool it slowly in the oven to prevent cracks. Then cover it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours.
6 Page 6 Valentine Gift Ideas Valentine Gifts! By: Alona Belcher I N SI DER Charm Bracelet- This Valentine's Day gift could be for anyone. Your Mother, sister, friend, or girlfriend! It is a nice gift to give to someone special. 50 Reasons- What is 50 reasons? Well, 50 reasons is where you tear 50 pieces of paper up and give reasons as to why they are your valentine! Then put the reasons in a jar and tie it up with a ribbon! It is honestly that simple! Necklace- A necklace is a sweet thing to get your valentine! You could even add your own little pendant to it! You could put a heart pendant on it, or something that you know your valentine would like. Who knows, they might end up loving it and might never want to take it off. Cake Pops- The thing about cake pops is that you could do them at home! It's a creative thing to give your valentine. To make it more into the holiday you could make it with red velvet cake topped with pink lemonade icing. Valentines Day Card- A Valentine's Day card is probably the most likely thing someone would give to their valentine. You could buy a card or make you're own if your into being creative and not lazy! But don't do a lousy job on making the card either! Take your time with this gift. Chocolates- Chocolates are another likely thing you would get your valentine. A small box or a big box would always make your valentine smile! Unless they don't like chocolate then don t get it! Teddy Bear- A teddy bear is a nice thing to give to your valentine! You could go to Walmart and buy a huge teddy bear or you could go to the Dollar General and get a tiny teddy bear. Either way it is still a sweet thing to give to your valentine, just don't tell them where you got it. Flowers- A dozen red roses are also a most likely thing someone would get their valentine. Maybe instead of red roses you could get them their favorite flowers, or you could guess and go for the flowers that are her favorite color! Love Poem- A love poem is one thing you could do for Valentine's Day! Just write a nice sweet poem to your valentine, and if that doesn't work out because you don't know how to write a poem, Well at least you tried! Drawings- If you re an artist then draw something nice for them! Make it something special that your valentine would like to put in a picture frame or keep on a desk or vanity. Be creative draw the nicest thing that your valentine would keep and not want to throw away at the end of the day!
7 V olume 4, Boring Movies Boring Movies? You Decide Page 7 By: Jaylee Vargas GRAVITY: This movie is about astronauts (Sandra Bullock, George Clooney) that go to space and their air craft breaks and they try to fix it but it only gets worse. This movie is boring because it s very slow and it sounds interesting, but it s not. DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: This movie is about a 7 th grader (Zachary Gordon) who goes to middle school and just talks about how his year as a 7 th grader was. It s boring because there trying to make it funny and it s not. TWILIGHT: This movie is about a girl (Kristen Stewart) whose friend (Robert Pattinson) is a vampire and she wants to become one. A werewolf (Taylor Lautner) completes the love triangle. This movie is boring. WARM BODIES: This movie is about a zombie (Nicholas Hoult) who falls in love with a human (Teresa Palmer) and he becomes one. This movie is boring because it s slow and it should be faster. CLICK: This movie is about a guy (Adam Sandler) who has a control to fast forward, rewind, and play with his real life. This movie is boring because there s no point to it and it s not funny. Also stars Kate Beckinsale. ALIENS IN THE ATTIC: This movie is about aliens that come to someone s house and they become friends. This movie is boring because it s not funny at all. The cast: Austin Butler, Ashley Tisdale, and Carter Jenkins. THE PURGE:ANARCHY: This movie is about people who have a free night to kill anybody they want. This movie is boring because the first one is better and this one is kind of the same as the first one. The cast: Frank Grillo and Carmen Ejogo. INTO THE WOODS: This movie is a musical about fairytales. This movie is boring because they sing the whole time. The cast: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, James Corden. 127 HOURS: This movie is about a guy (James Franco) who goes hiking and falls and gets stuck for 127 hours. This movie is boring because it just documents what happens in those hours. SHARKNADO: This movie is about a storm that is made of sharks. This movie is boring because it s really dumb. The cast: Ian Ziering, and Tara Reid.
8 Page 8 Valentine s Restaurants Compiled by: Justin Noppert Valentine s Restaurants I N SI DER 1. Valentino in Santa Monica. Known for its elegant dining and extensive wine list. Make your selection from exquisite authentic Italian dishes or more modern rustic cuisine, all made from only the freshest farm-to-table ingredients. Prices range from reasonable to high. For reservations call Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill in Chino Hills. A rustic restaurant known for its BBQ. Prices are very reasonable. For reservations call Chateau Marmont Restaurant in West Hollywood. Very exclusive any requires reservations in advance. Menu is pricey due to its location, history and clientele. For reservations call Firefly in Studio City. Cuisine is America/ Mediterranean. One of Studio City s most unique and respected dining and drinking establishments. Prices are reasonable to expensive. For reservations call Cliff s Edge Restaurant in Los Angeles. Cuisine is American/Italian/Mediterranean. Environment is cozy. Prices are reasonable to expensive. For reservations call The Royal Cut Restaurant in Ontario. Cuisine is Steak/American. Prices are reasonable to expensive. For reservations call Studio Restaurant at Montage in Laguna Beach. Cuisine is American/French/Mediterranean. Atmosphere is romantic and tropical. Prices are high. For reservations call IL Cielo Restaurant in Beverly Hills. Cuisine is Italian. Atmosphere is romantic. Prices range from reasonable to expensive. For reservations call Rivera Restaurant in Los Angeles. Cuisine is Mexican/Spanish/Latin American. Atmosphere is modern. Prices range from reasonable to expensive. For reservations call Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas. Atmosphere is rustic and romantic. Prices are expensive. For reservations call Cliff s Edge IL Cielo Royal Cut
9 Valentine History History of Valentine s V olume 4, Is s u e 4 Page 9 Day By: Andrea Bucio Valentine s Day Massacre By: Jesse Nieves When you hear the words Valentine s Day, what is the first thing that pops into your mind? Candy? Cards? Hearts? What about church or saint? No? Well, believe it or not, those two words have a lot to do with Valentine s Day. So here it is, the history of Valentine s Day. Once there lived a man named St. Valentine. He served as a Roman priest during the time when an emperor named Claudias, who persecuted the church, reigned. The emperor had an edict that banned the marriage of young individuals, which was based on a theory that unwed soldiers fought better than married soldiers, because married soldiers often worried about their wives and families. Apparently, no one really cared about the emperor s law, because soon St. Valentine had young couples lining up at the church s door, asking him to marry them within the Christian church. Valentine liked the idea that they wanted to wed within the Christian church, so he secretly married them. The priest was eventually caught and imprisoned for performing marriage ceremonies without the emperor s permission. While he was in prison, he met a man named Asterius, who had a blind daughter. The saint prayed with him and healed his daughter with such amazing effect that Asterius became Christian as a result. St. Valentine was later sentenced to a three-part execution in the year 269 AD. The poor guy was stoned, beaten, and decapitated because of his belief in Christian marriage. The last words he wrote were in a letter he wrote to Asterius s daughter, the signature that inspired romantics around the world later being, from your Valentine. To this day we keep the story alive by celebrating Valentine s Day and marrying within the church. Gang conflict controlled the streets of Chicago throughout the late 1920 s, as chief gangster Al Capone tried to enhance control by annihilating his rivals in the illegal marketing of bootlegging, gambling, and prostitution. On February 14, 1929 in a garage on the city s north side, seven men corresponding with Irish gangster George Bugs Moran were shot to death by multiple men dressed as policemen. The St. Valentine s Day Massacre was never associated to Capone, but he was generally believed to have been accountable for the murders. From 1924 to 1930, Chicago began to have a reputation for violence. Al Scarface Capone took over from his boss, Johnny Torrio in In 1924 Torrio was badly wounded in an assassination attempt. Capone s income from bootlegging and speakeasies were about 60 million a year. One of Capone s biggest enemy was George Bugs Moran who operated on the North side of Chicago. On February 14, seven people associated with Moran were shot in a straight line facing the wall of the garage. An estimation of 70 rounds were shot. Yearbooks are on sale!!! February 5 March 3 Price is $40 Last chance to preorder!
10 Page 10 Watch & Listen I N SI DER In Theaters: On Blu-Ray & DVD: February 6 Jupiter Ascending; Seventh Son; The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water; Love, Rosie; The Voices February 13 Kingsman: The Secret Service, Fifty Shades of Grey, The Last Five Years, Rewrite February 20 Accidental Love; Hot Tub Time Machine 2; McFarland, USA; The DUFF February 27 Focus, The Lazarus Effect, The Vatican Tapes, Everly, Outcast, Out of the Dark February 3 John Wick, Dracula Untold, Ouija, The Best of Me February 10 Nightcrawler; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day; Laggies February 17 Dumb and Dumber To, The Theory of Everything, The Interview, St. Vincent February 24 Big Hero 6, Horrible Bosses 2, Whiplash In the Spotlight by Matt Romero Movie Starring Storyline I Think... Sponge Out of Water (PG) February 6 Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Faber Brake, Carolyn Lawrence SpongeBob and friends go on a journey to get the secret recipe back. Looks like an entertaining family movie. Who doesn t like SpongeBob? The Lazarus Effect (PG-13) February 27 Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Evan Peters, Donald Glover, Sarah Bolger A group of medical students resurrect a dead dog and patients. Should be an interesting, thrilling movie The Seventh Son (PG-13) February 6 Jeff Bridges, Alicia Vitander, Ben Barnes, Antje Travie, Olivia Williams A young man learns to fight evil spirits. Set in the medieval time period, looks to be action packed. Jupiter Ascending (PG-13) February 6 Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne A young woman is being targeted by an evil queen whom she must end. Tatum and Kunis, something for everyone! Interesting sci-fi film. The Vatican Tapes (PG-13) February 27 Michael Pena, Dougray Scott, Kathleen Robertson, Peter Anderson A shocking tape shows a Vatican exorcism gone terribly wrong. Seems to be a scary, horrortype film.
11 Horoscopes V olume 4, Is s u e 4 Page 11 9/23 10/22 Try to do something to stimulate your brain. A poetry night at a coffee shop will get your grey matter buzzing more than the caffeine will. You're in the perfect frame of mind to benefit from intellectual pursuits. 3/21 4/19 It's not a good day to put things in writing. Think of yourself as a lawyer, ready with a full arsenal of objections and requests to put off proceedings until later. More time will give you space to maneuver. 10/23 11/21 4/20 5/20 A rational approach to problems serves you well. If you seize your logical powers and enjoy yourself, the day might be a lot of fun. But if you let your own talents bore you, your day could be horrid. You're like a hot potato being tossed from one pair of hands to the next. Of course, you're not nearly so puckered and wrinkled, but you're still too toasty to handle! Other people should know what to expect. 11/22 12/21 Put yourself into a situation where different conversations are buzzing at once. You'll be able to hop from one train of thought to another like a 19th-century bank robber. Chat away and make friends. 5/21 6/20 Today may be frustrating and even frenetic, but at least you'll never be bored. Find a friend and keep busy by racing between projects and destinations. You'll feel important, even essential, as you keep the bustle going. 12/22 1/19 You're sick of routine and ready to do something out of the ordinary. Culinary experiments are a great choice, but use an established national cuisine to guide your efforts. Wasabi and jelly just don't mix. 6/21 7/22 You have great insight into behavior. A question about the way a friend is acting may set you off on a psychology lecture that's just a little too much for your audience. Be intellectual, but don't go overboard. 1/20 2/18 Your emotions are weighing you down, like the heavy pails on either side of a milkmaid's shoulders. Take the time to stop and have a serious conversation with a friend. You'll feel lighter immediately. 7/23 8/22 Did you get to school this morning only to realize you spilled cereal all down your shirt? Don't let it throw you. It's only a minor detail and you have the rest of the day ahead of you. 2/19 3/20 Don't be surprised if someone decides that your nickname should be 'Speedy' or 'Quicksilver' today. Your rapid responses, whether on a racetrack or in a debate, will shock your competitors. 8/23 9/22 Think twice before you trade with a friend today. Whether it's sandwiches or bikes, the value of your possession isn't indicated by appearance alone. Be savvy about estimating its price -- get a second opinion.
12 Page 12 By: Brianna Shuttle Romantic Movies I N SI DER The Notebook: In the 1940 s, young love is growing into something big until Allie s (Rachel McAdams) parents don t approve of Noah (Ryan Gosling). They are soon separated, then later reunite again. 10 Things I Hate About You: Kate Stratford and her sister, Bianca are stuck between love. Bianca meet a sweet charming guy, however, Kate is deciding whether if she could date him or not. Gone With The Wind: An epic love drama during the Civil War. Scarlet O Hara (Vivien Leigh) is stuck in her love affairs, though she is married to a man in the war. Sleepless In Seattle: After the death of Sam Baldwin s wife, his son, Jonah, soon talks to a station on the radio to find a new mom. A woman named Annie falls in love with Jonah s dad, though she s engaged. She soon has too pick between the two of them. The Wedding Singer: Adam Sandler plays a sweet guy with a damaged heart whose job is a wedding singer. Soon a beautiful woman, who s getting married, needs a wedding singer. He becomes her wedding singer, but soon falls in love with her. The Vow: a tragic love story between Paige and Leo. Their lives were perfect and happy until it turns into a living nightmare. They get into a car crash and Paige loses her memory, while Leo tries to rebuild their marriage once again. Titanic: Story of how the ship Titanic sunk. But this story involves romance and adventure between Jack and Rose. Jack is a poor kid who s romantic and sweet, and Rose is an elegant, young, beautiful, rich lady. They embark in a tragic romance that leads to death and sadness. The Lake House: A lonely doctor that lives in a lake house, falls in love with an architect s past letters. They both live in the same house, but they are 2 years apart. They realize they need to find a way back together, which turns into a mystery romance. You ve Got Mail: Man and woman meet online, they soon start to see each other, when they realize they re rivals. They soon start to hate each other, but in the end they realize their love for each other. 5o First Dates: Henry meets Lucy and fell for her, but she has short term memory loss. When he finds out, he tries to get her attention everyday, even though her father and brother don t approve of it very much.