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Why is Netflix So Addicting?

Why is Netflix So Addicting?

Akaash Reddy, Hadley Norris, and Joaquin Schere

March 5, 2020

Netflix is commonly known as an addicting app, but what are the factors and statistics behind that? Find out in this animated video!

Why Are iPhones So Popular?

Why Are iPhones So Popular?
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Shristi Dayal, Harmony House, and Jessie Van Den Berg

March 4, 2020

Puzzle Palooza

Students at work

Hadley Norris, Reporter

March 4, 2020

At CVMS there is a group for everyone. You may be into art or french or you love to journal. The CVMS staff puts together activities that students can participate in. To find out about the opportunities going on at the moment you can ask Ms. Stiles, the front desk, you can watch the announcements, or...

What is a Leap Year?

What is a Leap Year?

Harmony House, Reporter

March 2, 2020

By now, we all know that every four years there's an extra day added to the calendar. But why? Who invented it, and what's it like to have a birthday on the 29th of February? All these questions will be answered so you can stop wondering what is a leap year. Why do we have leap years? Well, we've al...

Glossier Obsession: What CVMS Thinks

Glossier Obsession: What CVMS Thinks

Hadley Norris, Reporter

March 2, 2020

From blog to beauty brand, Glossier is more than just a trend. It is all-natural skin care to make up a brand that is popular with teens everywhere; middle schoolers carry their Balm Dotcoms or lip glosses in their backpacks, and their seasonal stickers stuck to their water bottles. "Being inclusive is...

Science Fair

Students at the 2020 Science Festival

Hannah McDonough, Editor

February 28, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 20, students went to the Palmer Events Center to present their science fair projects. They competed in the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival, and many students placed or won awards. Mr. Austin Boriack, eighth grade science teacher, took students to the event. "It's always fun...

Love is in the Air! – The Valentines Day Social

Love is in the Air! - The Valentines Day Social

Shristi Dayal and Harmony House

February 15, 2020

On February 14, students enjoyed pizza, candy, and games at the school social. All the money collected goes towards buying new books for our ELA department. We were able to spot many people enjoying board games, basketball, movies, and snacks. Here are some pictures of the fun -

Shining Writing: The Moon Rising

Shining Writing: The Moon Rising

Hannah McDonough, Editor

February 12, 2020

Here is a poem written by a CVMS student.   The Moon Rising Stepping through the grass, With the night sky gleaming, You see the sun setting, the moon rising, The breeze nice and gentle, The nice low chirps of birds,   The sun the size of a shrub, The moon ...

2020 Oscars

2020 Oscars

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

February 11, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards was definitely a breath of fresh air. This year the speeches were gracious, classy, and short. The nominees this year were also all very deserving of the title. Here is a link to the official list of all the nominees and winners of each category.  This year almost had a theme in my...

Top 5 Universities Ranked by Employers: 2019-2020

Top 5 Universities Ranked by Employers: 2019-2020

June Jung, Reporter

February 11, 2020

Students always think about which college to go to, usually bringing up Stanford or Berkeley. But do these Ivy League colleges help you to get a job, or just some friendly bragging rights? Here I have looked at a wide variety in universities, deciding which ones helped you to secure a job. Number 1) ...

5 things to keep your heart healthy

5 things to keep your heart healthy

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

February 9, 2020

It’s almost here, one of the most commercialized, beloved, and romantic holidays of the year. Valentines Day! Of course, there is time to indulge in the chocolates and treats of this holiday but it also brings up another talking point. Heart health. Taking care of your heart is crucial for a long and...

High School Around The Corner

High School Around The Corner

Hannah McDonough, Editor

February 4, 2020

With the second semester starting, eighth-graders are getting ready to start high school. In February, eighth-graders will have meetings with their Westwood counselors to help them decide what classes they will take. There are also information meetings coming up. On Feb. 5th, there is an eighth-grade...