MILLENNIUM VOICE M
MAY 2009 THE VOICE OF THE MILLENNIUM ART ACADEMY COMMUNITY ISSUE FIVE, VOLUME 2
MAXINE NODEL, PRINCIPAL “WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE, BUT NOT WHAT WE MAY BE.” --WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE J. WAGNER, ADVISOR
MILLENNIUM SCIENCE FAIR A HUGE SUCCESS
By Richie Lopez
From the minute you walked down the hallway, you could tell that
an important event was going on the night of the science fair. The
narrow hallway was crowded. Students, parents, teachers and school
aids walked around to see the different experiments and projects that
students worked for several weeks on.
The ﬁrst Millennium Art Academy science fair on April 30th was a
great success with over 250 people attending. Participants included
9th, 10th, and 11th graders from Ms. Safran’s Earth Science class,
Ms. Spence’s Living Environment class and Ms. Baris’ Chemistry
class. Participants and projects included, Ruth Luciano-birds and
natural selection, Tionne Hammond and Brandii Dickerson-frog
dissection, Nyema Jones and Whitney Espejo-owl pellet dissection,
Rashid Wright-sugar and tooth decay, and many more.
Along with the poster boards, students also did demonstrations,
showing off their cool experiments. For example, one ninth grader
demonstrated how dry ice can go from a solid directly to a gas.
Other students demonstrated how you could make music by using
wine glasses ﬁlled with different amounts of water. Several students
also made model volcanoes and actually had them erupt in front of
over 60 people! MAA students gasped and asked themselves, “How
did they do that?”
Mr.Ferron said, “The science fair was a tremendous success, I was
proud of all the work put in by students and teachers, I was
extremely impressed by the quality of work.”
Ms.Spence agreed with Mr. Ferron by saying, “Ms.Safran, Baris,
and I, are very proud of all the participants. They worked extremely
hard on their projects for several weeks. We hope next year those who
participated, participate again, and that students who didn’t
participate this year, will be inspired to participate next year.” Senior Stephanie Rodriguez lights Ms. Nodel’s hand on ﬁre during a
demonstration at the Science Fair. (Don’t worry, no principals were
hurt in the course of this experiment.)
3RD SERVICE DAY BIGGER THAN EVER BEFORE
By Jade Sanders
On May 1st, 2009, all of Millennium Art Academy banded together
for the third annual Community Service Day. The event is a symbol
of how important it is to give back to the community, and each
other. "Students participate in many activities on different levels,
which include improving parks and gardens, improving the school
itself, as well as improving the lives of Bronx residents," Ms. Nodel
says. “Once students recognize how important it is to give back to
each other we can strengthen our human spirit.”
Each grade went to different places, and different groups in
different grades did many things. For example, 9th graders worked at
Ferry Point Park, 10th graders worked at Brook Park and POTS
soup kitchen and 11th graders stayed on campus to clean and
prepare the Stevenson garden for the spring season. Finally 12th
graders worked at a nursing home and created posters on ecological
awareness. By the end of the day, most students were tired,
and hungry. "It was fun," Datresvant Morales said, "a new and
Community service day will be taking place annually, so everyone
has a chance to take part in the fun. Ms. Rapp, Ms. Nodel, Rosymar Ionencio and Grisel Garcia pause
from mosaic making to celebrate Community Service Day.
OPINION RECIPES MUSIC
Pg. 3 Pg. 5 Pg. 6
MILLENNIUM WINS IMAGINATION AWARD
By DeAndra Smith
Millennium Art Academy has done it hard work that we have put into this school production room where students and
again. This school has proven how greatly since it has opened.” She said she was also teachers can create written and visual
it has developed over the past few years. proud of the fact that her school was ﬁrst documentaries of our service-learning
Just two weeks ago Lincoln Center Institute place in New York City. experiences as well as all the other
awarded the school with the 2009 educational experiences that occur at
Imagination Award. Ms Nodel said MAA. Winning this award is a big
it was for “Interdisciplinary deal to our school because Ms. Nodel
Instruction that utilizes elements of and the staff has made it their
the Arts and Socratic discussion priority to put effort in how they
resulting in students receiving a wanted to shape this school; with a
profound education.” When asked Lincoln Center Institute is also giving the comfortableand creative environment
how she felt about the school winning this school $5,000 plus free professional that encourages students to become
award she said, “I’m very proud that the development for two teachers during the prepared for life and become divergent
school got the award and I credit the entire summer. Ms. Forrest and Ms. Salas are the thinkers. Millennium Art Academy is
staff; it is because of the excellent teachers two people being considered to attend honored to take this award and will always
at the school that receiving the award was Lincoln Center this summer. The money keep the school excelling to live up to that
possible and that it is a testament to all the will be used to create a multi-media image.
SWINE FLU PRECAUTIONS STILL NEEDED
By Jarrel Whitaker
Mexican Flu, Swine Flu, Swine-Origin influenza, North -Avoid Touching your eyes , nose , and mouth ( germs spread
American Influenza, and 2009 h1n1 flu are all names for the this way)
epidemic that is believed to have started in March 2009. The
- IF YOU GET SICK , STAY AWAY FROM SCHOOL
Virus Spread in various states in Mexico and spread to places like
Spain, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Israel. The Outbreak
OF this New Strand of the influenza is making people think the Don’t be. According to CDC.gov, the Swine flu is just as
world in on the brink of a pandemic. Serious precautions are much as a threat as the regular flu. Actually you should be happy
needed to end this virus and a simple wash of the hands can that you are the age your are because your immune system is
make a difference. getting better and more efficient everyday. If you try your best to
protect yourself against what some may believe to be the “world’s
-Wash your Hands Often Especially after coughing or
next pandemic”, you probably won’t even run across it.
- Sore Throat
- Get plenty of Sleep
- Drink Plenty of Fluids
- Manage Stress
- Body aches
- Avoid Contacts with those who are sick
-Try Not to touch surfaces that may be contaminated
(handles , Poles, Doorknobs ) - Difficulty Breathing
THE MIND’S EYE: CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY
By Jade Sanders
Everyone wants to be able to read One of the main things you should In our state, there are apparently
minds. Unfortunately, you can't, sorry! If know, is that psychological disorders are 106 schools you can go to for this
you're really that desperate, however, you separated into categories. It's hard because ﬁeld. Most of them are universities that
can study it. Or maybe you want to ﬁgure here, you can't just cut somebody open, and have a bunch of other majors to explore. So
out yourself and others. You probably want look for the problem. You have to ask you'll probably be required to have an
to prevent people from experiencing what questions, take notes, and practically do a associates degree before you can jump into
you have.It can be sad to see history repeat whole investigation. That is the basis on the bachelors program. These are some big
itself. We all know mistakes have to be made which you identify the problem. Sometimes, schools. They're also expensive. After
to learn, but there's no learning if you mistakes are made, but that is where you college, and even after settling down, you
continue to make the same mistake. learn. Just don't try to learn too much, could be paying off loans well into your
because people can lose patience, and lifetime. "I'm glad I got so much ﬁnancial
A lot of it has to do with common patience is what psychology is all about. You aid," Sanchez says. "I have friends with
sense, but much of it is about rigorous study. have to take your time. debts like they're from credit cards."
Psychology is the study devoted to
diagnosis, treatment, and study of mental It's not all bad. When you're used to Apparently, you want to look into the
disorders. It's also about just helping people ﬁguring out people with real problems, you school's ﬁnancial aid center if you're having
sort out their problems, and getting to the can read a normal person like a book. trouble paying for college. A loan is not free
bottom of stress, depression, and trauma. Maria Sanchez from the Bronxwood money(like a credit card). Sanchez warns to
Even small things like nightmares, and loss community center says that her experience be careful. "Don't think you'll get this
of sleep can be due to things that may have in psychology helped her tranistion to amazing job that will pay it all in one shot."
happened during childhood. This is the education. "The kids did so many obvious
exact reason that psycholgy is also dedicated things and got mad when I saw right In the end, psychology is a study that
to incredible amounts of study. through them," she said. "I almost felt bad-- stays with you for a very long time. Literally
almost. A lot of their reactions took me and, well, Psychologically.
back to my old days."
ASK MISS KNOW-IT-ALL
By Sharee Lewis
Ask Miss Know it All Dear Miss Know It All,
[Need advice? I’m the
one you call.) This is like mad random and probably a WASTE of time lmao , but
do you have any suggestions on a good song or something?? My ipod
Dear Miss Know It is a dub right about now, I need to update a.s.a.p !!
-Musiqq Hunniee $
I used to have this dog
named Honeycomb, Dear Musiqq Hunniee $,
and he died like two
weeks ago. I’m Okay, I know plenty of good songs and that’s exactly what we need in
depressed and I’m this world and not how to do the Stanky Legg. But on my ipod I have
really sad about it and Kid Cudi’s whole album, and I dead love it. It’s different and it’s not
my dad is just like “get like every other corny song out here these days. The whole vibe is
over it” and I’m like cool. And The Dream’s new album is crazy. So look for it.
“umm, I can’t”. So
now I want to get a Dear Miss Know It All,
new dog. The problem is I live in an area where dogs aren’t allowed,
what should I do? I have a problem with my best friend’s sister. Everywhere we go she’s
always there. Like I think its cool she spends time with her but its
-Puppy Love ~ getting crazy. She stays grilling me, how do I get rid of her?
- Sibling Trouble
Dear Puppy Love,
I don’t even know what exactly you’re asking me, like what should you Dear Sibling Trouble,
do about the rules of your block or what should you do about your
dead dog. Sooo .. I don’t know. But seriously though, I live in a place You should consider confronting your friend’s sister. Maybe she grills
where we can’t have dogs either, and we actually follow the rules you because she thinks you don’t like her. When people don’t like a
[KINDA!) But maybe your dog died because you don’t follow simple person, they usually show it even when they think their hiding it. So
rules :P No dogs mean No dogs. Sorry about your dead dog but like maybe if you talk to her you all can chill and be cool. If that doesn’t
common.. So if you’re that sad about it, get a brand spanking new work, tell you best friend how you feel. Like only you two should hang
pet. Like maybe a cat, a bird, whatever. Maybe you’ll ﬁnd a new out instead of your sister always dragging around. Maybe your friend
Honey Comb would get the clue and ditch her.
TEENS: PERSEVERE THROUGH THE PRESSURE
By Ryan Vacciana
Pressure can play a toll in any teenager’s only itinerary that can release them from their reality. Most of
life while growing up. You have the the time when they wake up from the predicament it’s too late
feeling that you are expected to do with results of jail or the uncovered fact of death. This is
something because of the simple fact that debatable because it’s understandable depending on the
you’re growing up and starting to blend person’s life and conditions, but some just do it because they
in to the real world. Sometimes you just feel it’s the right thing to do without any goal at hand. The
think about how you are going to get out only thing you can do is just change for the better and that
of the situation and show them what starts with yourself first.
your able to do. But at the same time it’s Now perhaps you may be reading this and thinking how or
a hardship for you because in the back of why did I write this? Or what did I know about stuff like this?
your mind the level of mutual Well I to am going through the same thing, so apparently to
independency that they see in you is very who ever is reading this you aren’t the only one going through
low. Therefore the most considerate these types of circumstances in life. Thus, for those who are
thing to do is take that as a motivation for yourself to move on reading this, I think you should take this in consideration.
and to see the light. You’ll be surprised what you’ve become at Only you can stop you! No one else has the power to that but
the end of the road. your self. If you follow by that, then like I said once and I will
I’ve witnessed teenagers break down and drift off from the say it again, you’ll be surprised what you’ve become in the end
light at the door. They get caught up in the movement and of the road.
don’t think about the future which can result into a havoc. It
leads to the common negative intentions that we usually see
such as drug use, gang affiliation because they believe that’s the
COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY:
MAY 1, 2009
Clockwise (from top left): Matthew Delgado and
Felisha Hankins, Adrianna Ortiz, T-shirt distribution,
Gilberto Burgos, Jeremy Cruz and Mr. Weinberg,
Christopher Fernandez and Mr. Diaz with students
shoveling wood chips.
By Christian Pellerano
Mario Power Tennis was
originally for the Nintendo Game
Cube, now Nintendo made it for The Nintendo D.S.I is the 3rd D.S. in the era. This system
the Nintendo wii. Since the wii has 2 cameras and you can put an SD card into it to save the
has motion, the swinging action pictures. The DSI is slimmer than the DS Lite and it does
will be good. Mario power tennis not play Game Boy games on it. The DSI is the ﬁrst DS to
is 1 of 7 games that became a new have cameras and no game boy game slot.
play control game.
The Nintendo DSI has better speakers and better
screens. The liquid crystals in the screens are bigger than the
In Mario Power tennis each DS Lite’s crystals. The difference is only ¼ in the crystals.
character has different special You can surf the web with out buying some thing for the
moves to use, like Bowser’s bullet DSI. The internet is free on it.
bill. This game is up to 4 players The Nintendo DSI will cost $160.00.
in a match. It was remade for the
wii. It’s a good game to play with
other people because it would be
boring if you have no one to play
with. It’s a tennis game and you
play with the nun-chuck. Mario
power Tennis came out on March
9, 2009. It’s a basic tennis game with crazy levels to play in
and special moves.
By Tynashia Santiago and Shantay Perez
By Jarrel Whitaker Grilled chicken and red rice w/ 1 pack of chicken thighs
pigeon peas 1 packet of sazon
Everyone has or has had a dream before. 1 tbsp. of onion powder
But have you ever thought about what it 1 tbsp. of garlic powder
The taste of grilled chicken in the summer is
really represents? Dreams are said to 1 tbsp. all purpose seasoning
the best. It brings the smoky delicious taste of
portray what the person’s inner emotions 1 tbsp. adobo
the summer cooked foods. Chicken that tastes
and inner thoughts are. Things like being 1 bottle of honey BBQ sauce
so good it makes you melt on the inside. This
chased and falling represent emotional 1 can of Pam grilling spray
recipe is an old family recipe
things. For example if you are falling and
and it tastes the best,
you are scared, it could represent a lack of Steps cooking red rice
throughout the summer many
control or insecurities Opposed to dreaming
grilled foods are cooked and
that you are ﬂying may indicate that you First you put the oil, sofrito, seasonings,
this is one of the best recipes
have a sense of freedom .Dreams allow you 3 cups of rice then you mix it to make
to make. Try this recipe out. I
to see what you are actually trying to hide the rice grains gain the color then you
know it is a food that everyone
from yourself by ﬂashing pictures and add the water and wait till it come to a
is willing to eat.
sounds through your head while your boil stir it and place the ﬂame on low
sleeping. Dreams tell you what you really and cover it up until cooked.rice should
How to make the rice:
feel deep inside about yourself and people take about 30 minutes to cook or cook
around you. You may think you feel until soft.
I can of Goya pigeon pea beans
someway about someone until you dream
3 cups of rice
the opposite, which will be portraying your Steps to making grilled chicken
½ cup of corn oil
2 tsp. of salt
Interpreting your dreams comes from the First step you season meat then you put the
4 cups of water
dreamer themselves. Start by asking yourself grill to warm up and get ready to place the
2 packets of sazon seasoning
is that how you really feel and what can meat on top. You then spray it down with the
½ cup of so Frito Goya or home made
some symbols in your dream possibly Pam spray and then place the meat on the grill
1 tbsp. of onion powder
represent. Interpreting your dreams can and let it cook on each side for about 15 to 20
1tbsp. of garlic
help you really get to know yourself and be minutes and while letting each side cook brush
1 tbsp. adobo
in touch with the inner you. Once you get BBQ sause on each side until done. The meat
1 tbsp. all purpose seasoning
past interpreting your dreams it’ll be easier all together to cook should take about 30 to 40
to solve the problem or get the situation minutes if wanted to be cooked really well
How to make the grilled chicken
better than it already is. done.
A major star on television ( In Living Color ,The The entire album is loaded with pure rock, nothing less then
Jamie Foxx Show ) , on the big screen ( The what you would expect from Papa Roach.
Kingdom, Ray, Dream Girls ) and on radio, Jamie
Foxx has recently released a new album called --Ashley Walker
Intuition . Intuition plays it safe with slick
production, even slick beats, and his joint Just Like
Me was a smash hit. Now his new joint Blame It Album: 21st Century Breakdown
featuring T-pain is poppin out of this world for Artist: Green Day
this year so far. Even Jamie’s My Rating: 4 out of 5
smooth voice is well suited for
radio, and there are enough The long waited release of Green
catchy jams here to make this radio Day’s newest album is ﬁnely here. This album
mainstay at the TOP of the year. follows a couple names Christian and Gloria.
A young couple in love? Ok. But that’s not important, besides the fact
--Terell Sandoval that it’s the theme of the album. This album is nothing less than what
you would expect from Green Day, and the theme adds to the total
Album: Metamorphosis awesomeness of this album! But really, most tracks like “21 Guns,” and
Artist: Papa Roach “Last Night on Earth” are the perfect concert lighter moments.
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Meaning they have guitar riffs to perfectly slow that they are worth
pulling out a match in a crowd of teens and waving it around in the
So far, the bands best album. The album starts with a pure music air. But by far, my favorite song is, “Viva la Gloria” [Little Girl] mainly
track, that’s as strong as a battle march into war, leading the rest of the because of the guitar, bass, and drums. They’re all equally smooth and
songs in with a powerful drum and guitar line. And with an intro like delighting in a clean but dirty kind of way, and with the edgy but rich
that the other songs sound even better. The second song "Change or vocals from Billy Joe, this song has enough to be a guilty pleasure.
Die" is a pure rock beat that’s ﬁlled with head banging goodness ( xD ). Which adds more to the magic of the album. As if there wasn’t so
The next song "Hollywood Whore" is 5 out of 5 on my list as well. much already.
BY CHARMAYNE GREEN
Now for all those people who don’t know what manga or anime is
ill give you the deﬁnition. Manga is Japanese comics and here’s Ashley's Top Ten Playlist
the cool part you have to read it like a traditional Japanese book,
(Right to Left) and anime is Japanese cartoon many originally
from the manga.
1. Decade - Paramore
Now let’s get down to business. The ﬁrst manga to review is . . . 2. I Hate Everything About You - Three
Oran High school Host Club!!! Days Grace
I highly recommend this manga and it’s anime to anyone who
likes romantic comedies. And hey I personally love Hikaru and 3. Bleed Like Me - Trapt
Karu (the twins) 4. Riot - Three Days Grace
5. Indestructible - Disturbed
As cool as it sounds there is a bad part to this as well. The
anime ends Before the Manga and leaves you on a cliff hanger 6. Waking The Demon - Bullet For My
but what good Anime doesn’t huh? LoL anyway the anime has an Valentine
awesome theme song called “sakura kiss” you can ﬁnd it on 7. All These Things I Hate - Bullet For My
www.hypster.com the Anime on www.youtube.com and the
Manga on www.OneManga.com Valentine
Over all I give This Manga a 9.5 8. Inside The Fire - Disturbed
And the anime a 10 9. Blind Man - Black Stone Cherry
10. Mind Freak - Criss Angel
In the new movie 12 rounds directed by Renny a
detective that tries to stop a woman from doing a crime.
But she runs into a car and dies and the girls boyfriend
wants revenge so he kidnaps the detectives wife. In order
to save his wife he must play 12 things. Detective goes
through many difﬁcult tasks which almost kills him.
Starring John Cena.
--By Javier Hernandez
HOTTOPIC One down side about this store is the
by Kat Hall pricing. If you’re a H.T. shopaholic you’d LOCATIONS
What’s not to love about this amazing end spending hundred of dollars for just a
store full of everything good and music few amazing items. (all the little things add Queens Center
oriented? H.T. has a lot of cool fashionable up) 90-15 Queens Blvd.
brands like Tripp (my fav), Converse chuck Sadly there are none close by. T_T but Queens, NY 11373
Taylor (my other fav), and more. They sell never fear here are some H.T. locations. So (718) 760-3585
all sorts of great apparel like skinny jeans, enjoy .
combat boots, Tripp skirts, and have the Galleria of White Plains
cutest licensed gear, skele animal, invader 100 Main Street
zim, hello kitty, and more. White Plains, NY 10601
But don’t forget the whole reason H.T. (914) 997-8586
exist. THE MUSIC! This store has band
T’s, C.D’s, and everything music lovers love Garden State Plaza
to get thru the day in style. They have tons 1228 Garden State Plaza
of amazing bands from MCR, to the used, Paramus, NJ 07652
to slip knot and paramore. (201) 291-7899
Personally it’s impossible for me to live
without this store; it brings out unique styles
like =>“emo, punk, rocker, scene, etc.”
SUMMER DEMANDS LIGHT COLORS, HEADBANDS
SUMMER WEAR the gap. The best colors people should wear sell swim suits. Also u can wear bags and
by Ashley Guerrero are like blue, pink, yellow, green, white, or other Jewelry to make it look fashionable. A
orange. Try to stay away from dark colors good place to get bags and accessories is
The best things you should wear for the such as red or black. Those colors attract too Juicy Couture, Gucci, forever 21, Coach,
summer are light or bright colored clothes. much sun. When you’re at the beach the and Disney Couture. Headbands are cute to
People should wear dresses, sandals, shorts, best thing to wear is a light color bathing wear too; you can get those at any hair
or light thin t-shirts. You can get those things suit. You can get swim suits from Victoria product store. That’s what I think are goods
at forever 21, aeropostal, old navy and even secret, old navy, and other store that usually things to wear in the summer.
Principal’s Honor Roll INSIDE A MILLENNIUM
Second Marking Period FRESHMAN’S MIND
SABIHA AKTHER INFINITE SUMLIN By Brandii Dickerson
SHERINE JAISON CEARA ARROYO
PAULINE LEWIS TERRELL BATEY I sat down with Deondre Crumell -What do you like about M.A.A
CRISTINA ORTIZ WINSTON DEJESUS and asked him a few questions about and why?
RICARDO MARTINEZ DATRESVANT MORALES the school.
CHARLEE SALVATIERRA TRACY MARTINEZ Deondre said “I like the art teacher
JUSTIN HUERTAS NASHIBA TURNER -Do you like M.A.A better than Ms. Forest and I like the art class
MIGUEL ROMAN SHAKHINO GUEVARA your old school? because we can get to draw realistic
OPEOLU SEHINDEMI DARIEN CRUZ things”
MICHAEL EASTON Deondre said “Yes I enjoy high
MARVIN GAANDER school a lot and this school is more -Do you think anything
MECCA ALIM bigger than my middle school.” activities should be added to
MILLENNIUM VOICE STAFF -Do you like the 9th grade
teachers if so which one and Deondre said “Yes they should add
why? Sex Ed. Class so we can learn more
Brandii Dickerson, Ashley Guerrero, Kat Hall,
Deondre said “yes I like the 9th grade
Javier Hernandez, Christian Pellerano, Shantay
teachers. I like Mr. Paterno because -What do you NOT like about
Perez, Jade Sanders, Terrell Sandoval, Tynashia
he is nice and there is no complaints M.A.A?
Santiago, Deandra Smith, Ryan Vacciana,
Ashley Walker, Jarrel Whitaker.
Deondre said “I don’t like the fact
-Do you feel the 9th grade that we don’t have lockers and we
SPORTS EDITOR teachers teach you what you have to carry things.”
want to know?
Deondre said “Yes. I feel Mr.
Paterno teaches me every thing I
PUBLISHER/ADVISOR need to know in global because I’m
Mr. J. Wagner
learning about new things.”
Ms. Spence explains the science fair to students and parents.
Charmayne Greene measures the ingredients for her DNA
Nigel Harrell leans in close to create a spectacular methane
Ryan Vacciana shakes the jug of methane prior to lighting it.
Senior Brandon Mulcare explains his soda and Mentos
experiment to Assistant Principal, Iris Witherspoon.
A Gloomy Fun Day by Matthew Delgado