Category Archives: Reviews & Opinions

Spaghetti Cupcakes

By, Piglet

These are delicious and silly cupcakes for occasions such as birthday parties or just a tasty treat! Here is a how-to for these cute desserts!
Ingredients: red velvet cupcakes
Red frosting
Yellow frosting from a tube
Milk dud’s candy

Take your red velvet cupcakes (from a box or from scratch) and take the squeezable yellow frosting and apply in a random way over individual cupcakes and it will look like spaghetti! Take red frosting after that and spread it over the top of the yellow spaghetti. Make sure you do not cover all of the noodles because then it would just look like a red cupcake. When you finished the red frosting, press three milk duds into the frosting and voila! You now have adorable and delicious cupcakes! They taste and look amazing! Enjoy

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more staff doppelgangers

Here are some more staff – celebrities look alikes! You be the judge!

Edie Falco

Mrs. Gammons

Miss. McKee and Danica Patrick

Premiere Of CBS Films' "The Words" - Arrivals
Bradley Cooper

Mr. Beesley


george carlin
George Carlin


Mr. Goller

that was then, this is now

By, Sarah JB

One of my new favorite authors (as of 2 days ago) is S.E. Hinton. Most of you will probably recognize her because she wrote The Outsiders. That Was Then, This Is Now is almost like the sequel to The Outsiders. The main characters are different, but Ponyboy and the Shepard gang are mentioned. The story takes place a year or two after everything that happened in The Outsiders. In my opinion, That Was Then, This is Now is not quite as good as The Outsiders. Don’t get me wrong, they’re both really great books. So next time you need a book to read, check out That Was Then, This is Now!

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By, Carmel Candy

Everybody join NJHS! It’s a great way to help out our community! You can get service hours for just about anything. The requirements for your hours are you have to be helping someone, and for free. If you are planning on being in NJHS then start working on your hours!


Disney Princess Makeovers

By, Poohbear

Disney Princesses are a classic. They are role models for little girls everywhere, and they have been given a makeover. Do these beautiful girls really need to change? They weren’t meant to send the message to look more beautiful or seductive! They were supposed to teach little girls to follow their dreams, fight for what’s right, and to find true love for being just who they are. These new “makeovers” that Disney has given them are wrong because they now have a scandalous, sexy, and skinny look, that give little girls the intension that they have to look like that. What will that do to little girl’s self-esteem? These fine princesses that didn’t care about dresses and looks, but character and love, have been transformed into a bad self-esteem role model for little girls everywhere. Girls will think that they have to look like that, being skinny and sexy. However those princesses message is not to like that, girls already have trouble with self-esteem and these modern Disney princesses are not the answer! Will these new looks effect the self-esteem issues of girls negatively, or will they just stay a another picture?

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The Outsiders: Movie Review


By, Sarah JB

This article is for all you advanced English seventh-graders in HSJH. As you might already know, we are reading The Outsiders. In my opinion, it’s a great book with realistic and complex characters. Although most students might be blinded by the fact that we have a decent sized packet that goes along with the book, I think the packet helps me understand the book better and understand certain situations more clearly. I can’t wait to see how The Outsiders ends!


What the Heck Movie Review: The Amazing Spiderman (2012) Part 2


By, 9.11

He realizes he has the powers of a spider. This is where I like the original three movies because in them, Peter’s webs shot out of his arms on command and it was accurate. In this movie, Peter invents weapons that shoot some kind of sticky rope. This isn’t accurate with the comics. Plus, Peter doesn’t look smart at all. The old Peter Parker looked smarter than this new one.

First Peter starts looking for the man who killed his uncle. He isn’t successful but then a scientist Peter met at the lab turns into a giant lizard that isn’t the Green Goblin, Spiderman’s #1 enemy who they used to kick off the original three movies. They should use the arch nemesis in the original movies because they are the arch nemesis.

Spiderman saves these cars on a bridge after the Lizard throws them off. This is when he becomes known. This is also when the female character, Gwen Stacy, starts becoming Peter’s girlfriend and finds out he is Spiderman. This is wrong! Peter’s first girlfriend is Mary Jane Watson, who doesn’t make an appearance in the movie (which is stupid).

Near the end he finds out the Lizard’s plan and he tries to stop it. He does stop him, cures the scientist but Gwen’s dad dies in the process. Peter reveals himself to Gwen’s dad and he makes him promise not to involve Gwen in his life. He promises. Gwen finds out. Then Gwen gets mad at Peter. Peter is late to his class that Gwen happens to be in. He comes in, sits down behind her, he promises not to be late again. Then the teacher says not to make promises he can’t keep. Then Peter tells Gwen that those are the best kind.
WORST SAYING EVER! If that was true, anyone could get away with anything. So, the lesson is to think your sayings through before you say them.


The Big Year

By, Sarah JB

Just recently, I watched the movie The Big Year. It was a truly great movie! The whole movie is about three men who all love birding. Jack Black’s character starts out single, unemployed, and living with his parents. Owen Wilson’s character is the best birder in the world, but has an unstable relationship with his wife. Steve Martin’s character is a very successful business owner who has a loving family. Each one of them has one thing in common: they are all doing a Big Year. A Big Year is a record for the person who has seen the most different types of birds in one full year. Watch The Big Year to find out who will have the best Big Year!

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Mind on Mother’s Day

By, Fierce Fire Fox and Sarah JB

Since Mother’s Day is coming up, Fierce Fire Fox and I decided to walk around the school asking students and teachers what their plans for Mother’s Day were.

Mrs. Stoner: take her to church, buy her gifts, and take her to dinner

Miss Wright: call he mother, mail a gift

Mr. Hodgin: buy gift for he a prepare dinner for her

Lucy: give her mom her hand-made mug from art

Sophia: make her mother breakfast

Celeste: make her mom dinner

Emily: write her mother a poem

Katie: fry her mom an omelet

Sarah Jane: make her mom earrings

Remember, Mother’s Day is the 12th, so show your mom some appreciation!

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What the Heck Movie Review: The Amazing Spiderman (2012) Part 1

By, 9.11

Not accurate, bad enemy and the worst ending line ever. These are words that make me think of The Amazing Spiderman.

I don’t even need to talk about the beginning that much. Peter Parker goes to a science facility and gets bitten by a spider. Then he goes home and gets mad at his aunt and uncle and leaves the house. He goes to a gas station where he tries to buy milk and fails.

Then a guy robs the station and Peter walks into the street only to see his uncle get shot by the robber. Peter goes into a state of depression and then starts putting together the character of Spiderman.

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