Volume 1, Issue 10 May 16, 2011
The Giant Panda By Justin Makin
The giant panda is only in china and 27 else- pounds. The giant panda
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found in China and some where in the world in is the world’s biggest
bringing you the news”
parts in India. It is actu- captivity. The giant panda. They have huge
ally a dieing species. panda has been known to powerful molars too
Inside This Issue This panda made the list attack humans and kill chew on the bamboo.
Entertainment 2 of the top 10 most en- them. Adults measure The giant panda is a ter-
Sports 2 dangered species in the around 1.2 to 1.8 meters ritorial animal. They
Art 3 world. Its diet is 99% long and 75 cm. tall at usually live up to 20 to
bamboo. There is an esti- the shoulders. They can 25 years, but the record
mated 1600 pandas left weigh up to 330 pounds. for one of these giant
in the world. There are The record weight for pandas was 100 years in
Video Game Review 4
239 pandas in captivity one of these is 550 ancient china. That is
Weather 4 one old panda.
Upcoming Events Osama Bin Laden is Dead By Madison Dave and Travis Drake
-5/17 Softball @ Elgin
-5/18 School Board Meeting
-5/19 FCCLA Parent Night
Americas most 9/11. If you don’t know steer planes into build-
-5/20 State Track @ Monmouth
wanted terrorist was what that is, he was the ings. They say that
-5/21 State Track @ Monmouth Osama Bin Laden. After one who caused the twin Osama Bin Laden was
-5/21 Softball Districts @ Irrigon they think he died, peo- towers to crash to the like the boogeyman, the
-5/23 Community BBQ, Art Show, Awards Night
ple spread it all over the ground. Also, when that monster under their bed.
-5/24 6th Grade Move-Up Day
internet. Some people happened he killed over
-5/25 State Softball 1st Round Also, the older children
think it was illegal to kill three thousand innocent
understand more parts of
Osama. The Al Qaeda people. Some people
leader was moving when don’t actually think he is 9/11. The younger chil-
he got shot. Also, the dead. They say that be- dren didn’t know what
officials didn’t describe cause the news networks was going on. Also, they
the movements in more won’t show any of the were kind of confused
details. It is necessary pictures of the killing or about what was happen-
that the Navy investigate anything. ing and why.
the situation. Children learn
The reason why that the world is a scary
the people wanted to kill place because strangers
him was because he was can bring hatred and
the one that planned
Page 2 The Rocket
Thompson Square By KyliSue Johnson and Jessica Harp
This band consists they haven’t won any yet. Some Fight” and “I Got You.” Some of
of Keifer Thompson and Shawna of their songs are, “Are You their associated acts are Jason Al-
Thompson. As you may have no- Gonna Kiss Me or Not?” “Let’s dean, The Band Perry, Jim Collins,
ticed they are hus- and David Lee
band and wife. Murphy.
Keifer was born and “Are You Gonna
raised in Miami, Kiss Me or Not”
Oklahoma and was released July
Shawna was born in 12, 2011. “Let’s
Chatom, Alabama. Fight” was re-
They first met at a
leased in 2010.
“I Got You” was
in Nashville, Ten-
nessee. released on May
9, 2011. You can
find all of these
Square is nominated
for a few of the songs on ITunes
CMA Awards. Since and YouTube.
they are sort of new
Sports Profile: Harrison Barnes by Patrick Roe and Kaleigh Waggoner
Courtney Vandersloot Gonzaga player that had ever got
grew up in Kent, Washington. an invite. She also made a Gon-
Her parents are Bill and Jan zaga record; 11 steals in one game.
Vandersloot. She achieved a 3.83 One of Courtney’s coaches
high school GPA. Courtney aver- remarked, "Courtney is the heart
aged 26.0 points, 7.0 assists, 5.0 and soul of our basketball team.
rebounds, and 5.0 steals per game She is a tremendous leader, hard
as a senior at Kentwood High worker, and one of the greatest
School. She was named state competitors in women's basketball
tournament Most Valuable Player today. She comes up the biggest
after finishing one point shy of when the spotlight is the brightest,
the Washington state record for a true gamer. Her court vision,
ability to set her teammates up and
points in a tournament with 113.
her ability to get into the lane and
make things happen make her an
Courtney is now a senior imposing threat. All the while she
at Gonzaga University. She is the remains humble and is always fo-
third overall pick for the WNBA cused on the team's success."
draft. She was invited to the USA
World University Games Team
Trials. Courtney was the first
Volume 1, Issue 10 Page 3
Osama Bin Laden By Sydney Callahan
On May 9 , 2011 the U.S.
Osama bin Laden, then the U.S. plan for when we were about to
had received consent to interview
will be able to protect U.S. citizens killed him. There was no back
Bin Laden’s wives. The U.S. had
better. Even though the U.S. had up data or anything else to
requested this to see if they could
received permission to do this,
get anything from bin Laden’s send to other people that
they could not get any productive
wives about any further attacks could be used to harm the
information on what Osama was
and or threats by other terrorists. U.S. was planning to do.
doing or planning before he was
By taking these family members of
killed. Osama, also had no escape
Shoes By Emily Ross
There are different kinds heat. They also have Adidas. green and the two straps that are
of shoes. There are high tops, They are a type of shoe that is linked together are the color of
Vans, Converse, and Nike. The very cool. Crocs are like sandals bright hot pink. Those two colors
type size you get effects how they are really cool. They come in are really awesome, but really you
much they are. Also, there are flip different colors, decorations, can have more than two colors.
flops, high heels, and sandals that styles, and forms. There are also
can be worn in the summer time different shoe laces. That main
so your feet will not suffer the color of flip flops are bright neon
Joan of Arc By Jacob Hendrickson
Joan of Arc was a mighty watch on her mind she maneuvered all her
soldier, but before that she was a and soon forces around Burgundy and with
soldier she was a peasant born in sent for her. one clean battle she destroyed
1412 to the parents of Jacques When she them. Although they still had the
d’Arc and Isabelle Rome in the arrived from two British castles to take care of,
tiny village of Domremy. She was Chinon she
once they took Orleans she built
a mere maiden when she decided went straight
up her army for two days and on
to come to Frances’ aid. She sug- to the king
gested that they go around to all and was the morn of the third day she split
the towns and gather all those who given con- up the full force into equal force.
to were willing to fight and so she trol of the She had the Duke of Ellenton take
did and as she rallied troops. She entire one of the forces to one British
gained support from local towns French army castle and she took the rest to the
and cities that were not controlled and with that she marched straight second castle. The French army
by Burgundy. to Orleans and started the siege. crushed the remaining British and
As she gained support, the Although there were at Burgundy forces, except for some
king watched as her tiny group of least two British castles and a huge small villages of rebels and trai-
untrained presents became well Burgundy force outside of the city, tors. Orleans was saved and she
armed knights, although it was it was near impossible with the was given permanent control of
nothing compared to the army of odds 3 to 1. But with her strategic the French army.
France. He decided to keep a
The Rocket Q & A with Bailey Lankford By Patrick Roe and Kaleigh Waggoner
What college would you like to What is the most difficult chal- Where do you live?
attend? lenge these days? Pilot Rock
OSU Dance team
What is your favorite beverage?
What do you want to become? What do you like to do in your Juice
A teacher free time?
Ride my horse What is your favorite breakfast?
What’s the best thing about Pilot Germans
Rock? What type of electronic equip-
It’s small ment do you carry around with Your most prized possession?
you? My horse
Who is the historical figure you My Ipod Touch
most admire? What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Shirley Temple If you could live in another Chocolate
country, which country would it
Who is the living person you be? What sports do you play?
most admire? Italy Dance and softball
What do your friends call you? What is the nickname that you
What is your proudest accom- Bell have for sports?
Making state dance team How old are you?
14 Where were you born?
Angry Birds By Gunner McCall
There is a video game that popular Angry Birds game to the Weather
I like to play. It is called angry Blackberry Playbook.
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bird. It is a game was you shoot a You can play it on the IPod Hi:59° Lo:40°
bird at these things. If you hit one
Touch, on another cellular device,
of those things you get points. You 5/18 Showers
or on your computer. The com-
have to get lots of points to go on Hi:64° Lo:39°
to the next level. There are over puter game costs $10.99. The I
two hundred different levels and Pod Touch has a lot of other games 5/19 Partly Cloudy
they keep adding more. They keep too. You can even buy an Ap that Hi:68° Lo:41°
adding more because it is a very lets you have more games on your
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popular game. I Pod. Plus the I Pod can play mu-
There are also lots of dif- sic and take pictures. It can also
ferent types of birds. There are 12 take videos. The I Pod has 2 giga- 5/21 Showers
of them. One is red. One is blue bytes at the most and like only 355 Hi:68° Lo:40°
and tiny. There are a lot more, but megabytes at the least. Two g’s is
these are the main ones. Co-CEO 5/22 Showers
a lot of memory. So if you want a
Mike Lazaridas announced a cou- fun game like angry birds just go
ple of days ago at the Blackberry and get an I Pod Touch. 5/23 Showers
Word Conference that Rovio will Hi:47° Lo:42°
indeed be bringing the hugely