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by Journalism Team


Fun fact :
GSOTA Magazine
GSOTA has been open for more than 12 years
Class Spotlight
Here at Gardens School Of Technology Arts,the kids that learn here are able to have more opportunities in their lives. Kids here are in a healthy environment with well respecting staff members and peers around them.Our staff members are always protecting the students and encourages them a lot.
Today we went to Ms Callow's room and asked her what were her thoughts on her class; and she responded with,
"I grew up in a family with a lot of teachers and grew up in school, which made me want to be one."

Secondly we asked how she would describe her class and she said, "They are very energetic".

Lastly I asked her what is one of your hidden talents and she responded with "I'm a very fast runner".
School Events
By: Kate Shiner
Daily Reminders

-In class at 8AM
-No gum
-Cell phones off and in your backpack
-Only water on campus
Ms. Axelrad's favorites!
Ariana Trujillo: This photo is very unique and I can't stop looking at it. It keeps you intrigued and the cooler makes you feel relaxed. 
Aniyah Dunbar: This photo makes me feel inspired and there is kindness in the world. The contrast of the hand hearts in the yellow sky, allowing the sun to shine through gives a sense of hopefulness. 
February 13-17: Scholastic Book Fair 
February 20th: No School, Teacher Work Day
February 22nd: Anti-Bullying Day Wear Pink 
February 22: Open House at 5pm
February 24th: 8:15 AM 8th Grade PSA
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Katie Shiner: This photo looks like it is straight out of a National Geographic Magazine and it makes me want to learn more about frogs. The positioning of the frog and the shadow on the leaf gives the perfect contrast and edge the photo needs. 
Colin Murphy: This photo is giving me "creepy" energy and I can't stop looking at it. After hearing that this photo is a picture of the student who contorted the image to create a sense of mystery and darkness, I was very impressed. 
Black History Month
By: Wanessa Belizaire
Why do we celebrate Black History Month?
Popular Black History figures
People celebrate Black History Month so everyone can acknowledge African Americans. It honors all Black people from all periods of the U.S. history, from the enslaved people first brought over from Africa in the early 17th century to African Americans living in the United States today.
Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks sat in the front of a bus even though the back of th bus was designated for African Americans. Since the bus started to fill up with white passengers the bus driver asked Rosa Parks to move She refused. Her resistance set in motion one of the largest social movements in history, the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Who Started Black History Month?
Black History Month was created by an African American named Carter G. Woodson. Carter G. Woodson was born in December 19th, 1875 in New Canton, VA and was a teacher and a school principal before obtaining a bachelor's degree in literature from Berea College in Kentucky, but sadly at the age of only 74 died of a heart attack in 1950.
James Baldwin
James Baldwin was a writer and civil rights activist. James Baldwin wrote eloquently, thoughtfully, and passionately on the subject of race in America in novels, essays, and plays .James Baldwin raised public awareness of racial and sexual oppression.
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Image of Carter G. Woodson (The man who started Black History Month)
Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was a formerly enslaved man who became a prominent activist, author and public speaker. Fredrick Douglass recruited African-American men to fight int he U.S Army, including two of his own sons, who served in the famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson was an African American professional baseball player. On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African american to play Major League Baseball in the modern era. Jackie broke Major Leagues Baseball's infamous"color barrier" when he started at the first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Until then professional ballplayers of color suited up for teams only in the Black Leagues.
GSOTA Student Art
By: Kate Shiner
Ms. Gomez Elementary Art
Mrs. Gomez description on the art:
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Mrs. Gomez elementary art was created using iPads during their art lessons. She wanted to show this art to possibly inspire other students at GSOTA
GSOTA Guest Speaker
shows Susie Ryan has worked on.
How to produce a Tv show
Article by Colin Murphy

On Thursday afternoon there was an assembly that included the elective classes:career, Gsota news(media), and journalism. The reason for the assembly was because of Mrs.Gigele's mother Mrs.Ryan who is a widely known Supervising Producer. She was on the set of National Geographic. Animal Planet and more.

One of the many requirements of Tv Producing is that everything has to be fact checked and proved.

Questions that were asked
Q:who was your favorite person to work with
A: James Cameron (filmed avatar and alot of famous films)

Q:What was your favorite project
A:Weird but true by National Geographic and many more

Susie Ryan mainly worked with documentaries and was mainly about insects, and animals.
About one of her many shows
Weird But True is a show that is based on strange facts between science and wildlife.
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James Cameron and a movie he is famously known for
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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader(4)
Reminder, You Are Great!!!
Teacher VS Students
Words by Michael Venelus

"Are you smarter than a 5th grader" is a game hosted by Jeff Foxworthy and produced by Mark Burnett. The game show tested people if they can answer 5th grade questions and that is what I wanted to find out here at GSOTA.

So far I have done "8th grader vs 8th grader", "8th grader vs 7th grader", "7th vs two other 7th graders" and this time I wanted to turn it up to the max. This time it will be a teacher vs two past 8th grade winners.

Today we have, one of the middle school ELA teachers and a winner from my last week magazine page, Ms. Axelrad and two past 8th grade winners on "Are you smarter than a 5th grader" Cayla and Bradley.

Bradley and Cayla thought it was going to be easy because they both have won before and there were two of them. Ms. Axelrad thought she was going to lose because she has not been in 5th grade in (quoted by Ms. Axelrad) many many many years.

The Question with Answers
1: Longest river in the USA - Mississippi
2: Who did not sign the US constitution - John Hancock
3: Wrote the Declaration of independence - Thomas Jefferson
4: The father of the constitution - James Madison
5: Largest ocean in the world - The Pacific
6: Ocean that is located near Florida - The Atlantic
7: Smallest ocean on Earth - The Arctic
8: Name of the most Famous English playwright - William Shakespeare
9: What is 5 times 4 minus 5 - 15

Well I know for a fact that Ms. Axelrad, Bradley, and Cayla are all smarter than a 5th grader but there can be only one winner/duo. The winner of "Are you smarter than a 5th grader" is Ms. Axelrad with 8 out of 9 and Bradley/Cayla with 7 out of 9. This was so close because I had to add a tie-breaker ( the 9th question) because they tied on the first 8 questions.

Thank you for reading my page on the magazine. If you want to see more like this stay tuned because we do this every week. If you think you are smarter than a 5th grader, I challenge you to answer these questions and see how you do. Im Michael, signing out.
Ms. Axelrad
I know, she looks like a student